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2 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

There is a high probability that the whole shebang would fit inside San Bernardino County, without any trimming or shifting - just plop it down and turn until all the bits are inside the county lines.

GEM

Best fit for the Netherlands is West Virginia:
https://mapfight.appspot.com/nl-vs-us.wv/netherlands-west-virginia-us-size-comparison

Dang - you were right - I didn't think Mapfight had counties:

https://mapfight.appspot.com/nl-vs-san.bernadino/netherlands-san-bernardino-county-california-size-comparison

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24 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

Can't resist...  Wow, that's a small country!! 

 

https://mapfight.appspot.com/nl-vs-alberta/netherlands-alberta-size-comparison

 

But fear not Netherlands!  We have a comeback for you! 

 

https://mapfight.appspot.com/nl-vs-prince.edward.island/netherlands-prince-edward-island-canada-size-comparison

 

Sadly though, the Newfies fight back...  And nobody can understand them. 

 

https://mapfight.appspot.com/nl-vs-newfoundland/netherlands-newfoundland-island-canada-size-comparison

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26 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

People don't realize how HUGE San Bernardino County is.

It's the largest county in terms of acreage in the Continental USA.

It was even bigger until Riverside County was split off in the heyday of Southern California Citrus Development.

GEM

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Oh no. The party got into a fight with docwagon. Now they need to do a lot of clean up in a hurry or face the certainty of a hit being put out on them.

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I am running an experiment. The end data will determine if I'm calling maintenance or if we're investing in more quilts.

 

I'm running the heater full blast.

 

I suspect it is not, in fact, a heater and is a glorified fan that is merely blowing room air around. I hope it is actually a heater and is capable of, yanno, heating the air.

 

Initial data is somewhere in between. I have managed to raise the apartment's temperature one degree Fahrenheit after 2 hours of full-blast heater.

 

That one degree may in fact be background noise. I am running a giant AMD machine. In college we used AMD machines as makeshift space heaters during the winter.

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5 hours ago, Beagle said:

Haven't I seen you on Youtube telling everyone how the US saved everbody else in WW2?

 

But the Redneck version of history aside. 

 

1776 - Yep, an American victory, although we didn't do bad considering that you had home field advantage and the help of the French

 

...and the Spanish

 

...and the Dutch

 

 

That's actually fair.

 

On the other hand, are you really prepared to tell us you would feel better if we frame it as a humiliating strategic defeat at the hands of the French?

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3 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

 

I'm casually watching the CBC coverage of the election results coming in, and my son is entertained with the way the totals are sloooooowly creeping up.  "Candidate A is ahead by 11 votes with 54 compared to Candidate B with 43."  Woohoo!  :upside: 

 

 

I'm glancing at a website showing the results from time to time. I'm not a political person at all. Most politicians disappoint me more often than not. I don't want to get into beekeeper territory but this election has me worried. I've never seen people here (including myself) so upset with what's been going on in Ottawa. Was really hoping the people in the east had seen enough too but it's not looking good for western Canada right now.

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Arrrgh!  Blimy HR issues!  Why can't people just do their jobs without me leading them down the path every. Single. Time!  Now I am going to have to fix something and basically make one of my workers look like an idiot because he can't do a simple task (okay maybe that is the definition of an idiot but he's normally a bright person)

 

Okay done venting, sorry about that...

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Results are in.

 

The heater... sort of works? I set it to raise the temperature in the room 3 degrees. It took 3 hours to raise the temp 3 degrees by alternately blowing room temp air and then vaguely lukewarm air. I will speak to the leasing office about this: is this just how their heater systems roll or is there something wrong with our unit. Because I have never met a heating unit that kept the interior fan running even while the heating element was turned off.

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1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

That one degree may in fact be background noise. I am running a giant AMD machine. In college we used AMD machines as makeshift space heaters during the winter.

I'm guessing that's back in the Thorobred A cores, aka the Athlon XP 1800-2100+ ones?  Yeah, those ran hot, so hot some overclockers playfully timed how long it would take to cook an egg on them, cleverly building a larger heat surface for said egg by crafting the heatsink out of a bunch of pennies.

 

Nowadays, their Zen core CPUs (aka Ryzen) runs reasonably well for temperatures.  It's their graphics cards that are heat monsters, especially the R9 290's....

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In the after school game the Suspicious Six have just figured out how the Laughing Devils managed not to be banished when the Gate closed following the last Demon War.

 

The Laughing Devils are riding living bodies - innocent victims being used per cheval by the Devils.

 

Each one that they have killed has also been the death of an innocent victim.

 

They freed a number of prisoners in the hidden temple, but have no idea of how to free the victims from their riders. (Yes, there is a way - more than one. I am not going for a grimdark no good answer universe here.)

 

The easiest way is an option for the police chaplain - a feat that allows Channel Energy to work on the riders. And the party is leveling, after they get back from their current mission.

 

Trap the Soul and Magic Jar can also work. They know at least one person that can cast those spells. ::):

 

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3 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

Results are in.

 

The heater... sort of works? I set it to raise the temperature in the room 3 degrees. It took 3 hours to raise the temp 3 degrees by alternately blowing room temp air and then vaguely lukewarm air. I will speak to the leasing office about this: is this just how their heater systems roll or is there something wrong with our unit. Because I have never met a heating unit that kept the interior fan running even while the heating element was turned off.

 

Some heaters do circulate air just to keep the temperature consistent across the room, but it does sound like a lame duck.  Hope the building manager is reasonable about it, but if not I think there probably is a requirement for heat to meet minimum livable temps.  It would likely be a hassle to file a complaint, but threatening to file one might be relatively easy.  :devil:

 

As for the election, it was an opportunity to teach my kids about how things work in Canada.  Which is important in case they ever decide to move back to Canada.  Also useful since my high schooler is taking a global studies class.  

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12 hours ago, Darsc Zacal said:

I haven’t talked about it here, but work hasn’t been going well for me the past few years.

When my office position was eliminated across the company a few years ago, I was forced into a commissions sales position.

Unfortunately sales have been getting worse each year, and the last couple of years have been especially bad and stressful.

 

The good thing for me is that I’m liked and well thought of by the management team, and they have been keeping an eye out for a better position for me. One recently came up at our companies logistics center as an office administrator and I was offered the position this past Friday. I start in 3 weeks.

 

Financially, it’s not as much an increase as I had expected or hoped for, but it is more than I’ve been making the past few years and more importantly it’s a regular pay check, days are Monday-Friday so for the first time in years I’ll have weekends off. Regular hours too, 6am-2pm, so as a night owl that’ll be a bit of a change for me.

 

There may be a temporary disruption in my paycheck, so I may have to lower My Bones V pledge for now.

Good news is that I should be able to add more than I had originally planned for what I want later in the pledge manager.

 

 

 

All in all Grrrreat news!

Congrats!

 

9 hours ago, redambrosia said:

I love how there’s one bit that says “too far away for any practical purpose”. Like, your whole country fits in one of our states. That can’t be more than a 2 hour drive :lol:

 

The longest drive from A to B in the Netherlands should be like 2 or 3 hours given the distance.

However our problem is that we're a heavy populated country with very busy roads.

There are times when a 45 minute drive will take you 2 or 3 hours due to traffic.

It's really no fun anymore to be on the road here.

 

I have had this happened to me a few times. 

Distances that could be driven during weekends in half an hour took me hours during the workweek.

 

9 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

 

Not going to get involved in the America/Europe stereotypes shenanigans. I've visited most of Europe, some of the middle East, a small bit of Asia, and some of Africa. I've been to enough places and met enough people to have the opinion that a lot of stereotypes are bovine excrement.

 

All in good jest!

Any prejudice is of course lots of Cr@p!

I just like to stir things up and what is a World without humor? 

( the Answer would be Germany)

 

Ducks and runs

 

7 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Stupid frozen lasagne. Center is still frozen after nearly 2 hours :angry:

 

Time to bring out the Flamethrower!

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