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5 hours ago, sumbloke said:

We're trying to recruit for an infrastructure guy or two soon. But I'm in Canberra, Australia, so that might be a bit of an issue for him...

Remote work is a thing ;) Seriously, though, I am not sure that move would be a good idea, between five cats and a flock of chickens...

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Kitter cat is okay. If she had a cold it's gone and doesn't need antibiotics. Vet thinks it may be allergies and gave us a few ideas as to how to make it easier on her. No more meds which I am very thankful for.

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19 minutes ago, SparrowMarie said:

Kitter cat is okay. If she had a cold it's gone and doesn't need antibiotics. Vet thinks it may be allergies and gave us a few ideas as to how to make it easier on her. No more meds which I am very thankful for.

 

8 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Giving cats medicine is the wooooooooorst.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC372253/

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18 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Giving cats medicine is the wooooooooorst.

 

Currently her only meds are a liquid twice a day and she seems to be tolerating it now.

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15 hours ago, Cygnwulf said:

One of those things tech geeks tend to think is both definitions of the word awesome.  

 

14 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

 

Yea, most real techies know the IoT stuff is terrible. It's the people who buy a Macbook and suddenly think that they're a computer expert who want it to happen.

 

12 hours ago, Sylverthorne said:

 

At some point, I have a suspicion that there will be a market for in-house, personal servers, for the specific purpose of keeping all the IoT stuff under control.

Mr. Thorne (who works in IT, he tends to specialise in infrastructure), is equally convinced that no one will want their own personal server closet. He may be right, but I am unconvinced that 'want' is going to have anything to do with it ...

 

I want my own server closet. I've wanted a server closet for over a decade. I have an old full tower with a Tyan Tomcat K8E motherboard, some ECC RAM, and an AMD Opteron 1800+ in it that I put together years ago with the intent of making it a home server, but I didn't know enough to get CentOS properly configured. I figure I could still get it up and running as a media server or something if I really tried, but I'm much too lazy to learn anything like that now.

 

8 hours ago, Xiwo Xerase said:

But how else will I install NetBSD on it?

 

(This is an old, old joke in some of the circles I'm in.)

 

But does it run Linux? And can it run Starcraft?

 

Also old jokes.

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16 hours ago, Werkrobotwerk said:

Internet of things, the bad idea that every device needs to be online all the time. 

 

Aka the conspiracy to make cyberpunk a thing. 

Thanks ^ for the confirm.

 

14 hours ago, LittleBluberry said:

Um, no.  We have no IoT devices in our house at all, despite both hubby and I having degrees in computing science.  Or perhaps because of that.  

 

13 hours ago, redambrosia said:

Folks with even an iota of real tech knowledge tend to avoid the IoT. It’s tech fanboys that want all that stuff. 

When one of my nightly plans to take over the world finally works...I will have an inquisition...and it will have much work to do.

 

8 hours ago, Doug Sundseth said:

Meh, tinfoil hats work both ways. Plus a hat on your toaster is a fine house accessory.

Why do I want my toaster telling every Bulgarian hacker living in his Mum’s basement how done I like my toast?

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4 hours ago, Corsair said:

See if she likes dill pickles, a couple of my g'kids loved them!

Mmm, dill pickles with garlic!  They don't survive in our house for long! 

 

1 hour ago, Marvin said:

So.

 

Pants.

I agree.  Pants are evil. 

 

But I suppose they get some forgiveness from me, since they do keep annoying blizzard winds from blowing up under my shirt.  That's the only flaw for shorts, they're good friends with wind.

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2 hours ago, Marvin said:

So.

 

Pants.

 

Ayup. Pants.

 

In other news, tonight I'm not just drinking because of truly boring training at work and the absurd amount of shouting in the classroom. I'm also drinking because the diabetic who sat behind me all day couldn't keep her blood sugar below 250 mg/dL* I assume it had something to do with the gigantic pile of candy she ate just all day, grazing on it as though she was trying to keep her blood sugar up :zombie: She then complained that her hands hurt and her doctor said it was the diabetes, it would never get better and she would always be in pain. YA THINK?! :mellow:

 

* disclaimer: she never actually tested her blood sugar. But about 250 mg/dL is the level where I can smell the elevated sugar seeping from a person's pores. It is not a nice smell. She reeked of this smell all day. It made the fact that she seemed slightly confused and clumsy that much more sinister.

 

Makes me want to cut all sugar from my diet. And most refined carbs. Not interested in ever smelling like that :zombie:

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10 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

Vote for Cthulhu.

GEM

 

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10 hours ago, SparrowMarie said:

Husband is on the way to the vet with our older cat. She's been sneezing a lot and I'm very concerned. It seems to be getting better though. Hopefully, it's nothing contagious we don't need 2 sick cats.

 

Hope she will be alright and not contagious.

 

1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Ayup. Pants.

 

In other news, tonight I'm not just drinking because of truly boring training at work and the absurd amount of shouting in the classroom. I'm also drinking because the diabetic who sat behind me all day couldn't keep her blood sugar below 250 mg/dL* I assume it had something to do with the gigantic pile of candy she ate just all day, grazing on it as though she was trying to keep her blood sugar up :zombie: She then complained that her hands hurt and her doctor said it was the diabetes, it would never get better and she would always be in pain. YA THINK?! :mellow:

 

* disclaimer: she never actually tested her blood sugar. But about 250 mg/dL is the level where I can smell the elevated sugar seeping from a person's pores. It is not a nice smell. She reeked of this smell all day. It made the fact that she seemed slightly confused and clumsy that much more sinister.

 

Makes me want to cut all sugar from my diet. And most refined carbs. Not interested in ever smelling like that :zombie:

 

Don't want to be a spoil sport but you're aware that there's sugar in alcohol?

Just keep things moderate, exercise/walk, don't smoke and you'll be alright

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I have a question for you fine folks on the forums. Not really a miniatures related question, but one for a hobby that has a decent amount of overlap - model painting.

 

Does anyone have a good book or video they can recommend on modeling realistic battle damage on tanks? I've got my Gundam models, which usually I just assemble and stuff on a shelf, but now I want to take a couple and rough them up a bit. Since they're supposed to be essentially walking tanks, and many of my models are original series models that still use kinetic weapons, I figure that tank damage makes for a good starting point. Penetrating hits are relatively easy. You just take a soldering iron or hot nail and press it into the plastic a bit, or even just drill a hole through for certain really clean hits I've seen, but I would really love to know how to do the kind of deformations that would be left by stuff like glancing blows and non-penetrating shots.

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1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

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Hope she will be alright and not contagious.

 

 

Don't want to be a spoil sport but you're aware that there's sugar in alcohol?

Just keep things moderate, exercise/walk, don't smoke and you'll be alright

 

First, I'm glad those posters have begun their quad-annual circulation :;,;:

 

Second, there's alcohol in alcohol :ph34r:

 

In general, I started the one-drink-a-night thing on the advice of my dad's cardiologist. After his heart attacks we discovered he was allergic to the only applicable medications on the market at the time so his doctor advised him to start drinking a glass of red wine every night. He wouldn't drink alone so it was my job to have a glass of wine with my dad every night. For years. I know, such a hard job ::P:

 

I've tried to keep up with the one glass a night ever since moving out. Usually it's red wine. Sometimes it's rum. Sometimes it's a beer. I tend keep to one glass a night. Even tonight was just one (heavily poured) glass. I mean, my dad recovered and never had another heart attack again despite his lack of adherence to diet and exercise routines <_< so maybe there's something to the single glass of red wine a night. I know the research is no worse than any other nutrition research :ph34r:

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5 minutes ago, Unruly said:

I have a question for you fine folks on the forums. Not really a miniatures related question, but one for a hobby that has a decent amount of overlap - model painting.

 

Does anyone have a good book or video they can recommend on modeling realistic battle damage on tanks? I've got my Gundam models, which usually I just assemble and stuff on a shelf, but now I want to take a couple and rough them up a bit. Since they're supposed to be essentially walking tanks, and many of my models are original series models that still use kinetic weapons, I figure that tank damage makes for a good starting point. Penetrating hits are relatively easy. You just take a soldering iron or hot nail and press it into the plastic a bit, or even just drill a hole through for certain really clean hits I've seen, but I would really love to know how to do the kind of deformations that would be left by stuff like glancing blows and non-penetrating shots.

 

You might want to check out Francois Verlinden, he's a Belgian Military Modeller who wrote several books on stuff like weathering, dioramas and such,

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5 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

First, I'm glad those posters have begun their quad-annual circulation :;,;:

 

Second, there's alcohol in alcohol :ph34r:

 

In general, I started the one-drink-a-night thing on the advice of my dad's cardiologist. After his heart attacks we discovered he was allergic to the only applicable medications on the market at the time so his doctor advised him to start drinking a glass of red wine every night. He wouldn't drink alone so it was my job to have a glass of wine with my dad every night. For years. I know, such a hard job ::P:

 

I've tried to keep up with the one glass a night ever since moving out. Usually it's red wine. Sometimes it's rum. Sometimes it's a beer. I tend keep to one glass a night. Even tonight was just one (heavily poured) glass. I mean, my dad recovered and never had another heart attack again despite his lack of adherence to diet and exercise routines <_< so maybe there's something to the single glass of red wine a night. I know the research is no worse than any other nutrition research :ph34r:

 

As for the Wine, I'm familair with that theory.

It ONLY works with red wine due to the resveratrol it contains.

All else is just nice to drink but you won't get the benefits.

 

 

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