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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum


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You know the most annoying thing about job searching nowadays? It’s how you fill out an online form, with your work history, skills, and references, and that’s supposedly all you need. But then you have jobs that you have to log in and create a new profile, or the ones that for some stupid reason, require you to fill out a paper application. 
 

Isn’t that what printers are for??????

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My Black Oak Games Kickstarter Rewards arrived today.

Three sets of dice, two embroidered dice bags, and three large baked enamel medallions, plus extra D20s.

Getting a Kickstarter Reward in the mail is like a little bit of Christmas showing up. ::):

Helps to counteract dealing with the crushing bureaucracy that is Nevada Energy.

GEM

 

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3 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:
7 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Took my son’s car in for service. Oil change, alignment, and find out why the brake warning lamps were lit. Well, just got the call on the possible why. 
 

Bunnies. 
 

Some rodent, probably of a larger size, has reached up into the warm engine well and chewed through a wire or too. 
 

Might need W.O.O.F. and MEOW’s help in fighting back this menace to keep it from reoccurring!

L.O.T.S.

Has had [unfortunately] experience in this area.

Either bunnies or squirrels to the tune of $550+ a number of years ago.

 

Our variant was squirrels storing nuts in the airbox. Apparently, the mechanic had never seen that before.. (which was fine, we'd never heard of that before!). 

 

Also! No clicky spoiler, if you don't want arachnids. I'm serious.

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Finally got a decent picture of the weaver!

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Welp. Reckon I'm switching from Verizon to AT&T in the morning. Coverage is trash here, and I can get a new phone for half the price. Would've done it tonight but I need to hop on the computer to finish it off. Anyway--there's no reason on the face of things not to do this, right? I don't know. I just hate change, so everything always seems like a bad idea waiting to spring.

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3 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:
7 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Took my son’s car in for service. Oil change, alignment, and find out why the brake warning lamps were lit. Well, just got the call on the possible why. 
 

Bunnies. 
 

Some rodent, probably of a larger size, has reached up into the warm engine well and chewed through a wire or too. 
 

Might need W.O.O.F. and MEOW’s help in fighting back this menace to keep it from reoccurring!

L.O.T.S.

Has had [unfortunately] experience in this area.

Either bunnies or squirrels to the tune of $550+ a number of years ago.

GEM

 

Some rodents shredded the electrical harness in my Brother's John Deere tractor. He is a computer programmer. But He lives way out on a county road in Minnesota. His "driveway" is 1/4 of a mile long and lined with trees on both sides. The big-elf snowblower attachment on the tractor is how he gets in and out from the house to the public roads in the winter. Snow Handling is a way of life up there. Last Feb? I think…

 

He went out to the shed, that is attached to the barn, where the tractor lives, one cold  morning. He tried to fire it up: no response, no lights, no error codes, NO NUTHIN'. 

 

Apparently copper is yummy to rodentia?  (If you are wondering: he once had a collection of barn cats that might have prevented this but they all reached their expiration dates several years ago and M.E.O.W did not send any replacement operatives.) Anyway all the wires inside the thing were done for.

 

The logistics of getting the dead-as-a-doornail tractor hauled to the Deere Dealership were interesting and expensive and a full harness replacement was outta sight. 

He ended up at $750+ when it was all said and done. (The folk at the dealership figured out how to repair the harness rather than order a whole new one and luckily that saved several hundred bucks….the full harness was a $1500 part. :blink:  )

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10 hours ago, aku-chan said:

Had a rather strange evening.

 

It started during dinner when I just suddenly lost my appetite, didn't think much of it at the time (I'd made a pretty lousy lentil curry I won't be making again). Next thing I know, I'm really tired, I'm flip-flopping between being too hot or too cold, my sense of taste and smell went really dull and I was getting double-vision. So I went to bed expecting to feel terrible for the next few days, but after a couple hours sleep I'm mostly right as rain and eating a bag of onion rings.

 

Don't want to scare you but the loss of smell and taste is a symptom with some people for Covid.

Maybe you should get tested.

On the up side, if you did get it and overcame it, you might no have antibodies.

 

8 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Took my son’s car in for service. Oil change, alignment, and find out why the brake warning lamps were lit. Well, just got the call on the possible why. 
 

Bunnies. 
 

Some rodent, probably of a larger size, has reached up into the warm engine well and chewed through a wire or too. 
 

Might need W.O.O.F. and MEOW’s help in fighting back this menace to keep it from reoccurring!

 

Do you have Marters in your area? ( Marten, a weasel like animal)

In Europe ( especially in Germany) these animals love to get under the hood of cars and they do damage the wiring.

 

These guys:

 

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5 hours ago, sumbloke said:

 

6 hours ago, TGP said:

My toaster is a TR1256B !

 

Tango Romeo One Two Fiver Six Baker. Cool. 

I thought it was supposed to be "Tango Romeo One Two Five Six Bravo". Niner is to distinguish nine from the audibly similar Five.

 

I freely, (infamously), scramble the various phonetic alphabets. Sometimes I am a NATO standard Gryffon; sometimes more ancient standards.

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11 hours ago, OneBoot said:

 

You might want to consider covid testing if it's available in your area, just in case. 

 

Huzzah! 

--OneBoot :D 

 

2 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Don't want to scare you but the loss of smell and taste is a symptom with some people for Covid.

Maybe you should get tested.

On the up side, if you did get it and overcame it, you might no have antibodies.

 

 

Urgh... I hadn't thought of that.

 

I am feeling a bit blergh again this morning, so maybe it's something I should look in to.

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3 minutes ago, aku-chan said:

 

 

Urgh... I hadn't thought of that.

 

I am feeling a bit blergh again this morning, so maybe it's something I should look in to.

 

Good luck, hope it's either something innocent, or that you only have a light version.

Lots of people do have light symptoms b.t.w.

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7 hours ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

F-I-V-E is also pronounced "feye-eyeve" if you are from a certain era.

For that same era N-I-N-E is pronounced "Neye-ine".

GEM

 

Five can also be pronounced "fife", at least according to the RUTH (Radio Users Telephone Handbook) manual that I qualified with.

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