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Randomness XVII: The Madness of the Quorum

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5 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

We have coils, so I've always wondered how effective such would be with a moka pot.  Still tempting to get one, just to try.  I know it's the method my dad uses mainly. 

 

Not as rude as waking someone up at early o'clock with a grinder, and the point would be made rather clear. Or so I'd hope. 

 

Ooooh, those grinders can be rather lovely! 

Point taken.

GEM

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2 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

In other topics, is anyone else tired of scam calls that start, when it's actually a real person on the phone, with "Oh, hey I'm glad you picked up, I was just about to ______..."? If you call my phone and don't immediately (1) identify yourself and (2) state why or for whom you are calling then I am already not caring what you have to say, or am about to get real nasty with you. Especially when it's the same voice/person I've heard over and over for months, with a different number coming up every time.

 

 

If my plans for world domination succeed and I ascend to the post of Lord High Emperor… …should that dreadful day come: I WILL HAVE AN INQUISITORIAL ARMY. At least two divisions of it will spend their time hunting down these jokers. Their auto-dialling machines will be destroyed and their heads will be impaled on pike-staves.

:ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

 

If you are reading this and work in that industry get a better job sooner rather than later….

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29 minutes ago, TGP said:

 

 

If my plans for world domination succeed and I ascend to the post of Lord High Emperor… …should that dreadful day come: I WILL HAVE AN INQUISITORIAL ARMY. At least two divisions of it will spend their time hunting down these jokers. Their auto-dialling machines will be destroyed and their heads will be impaled on pike-staves.

:ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

 

If you are reading this and work in that industry get a better job sooner rather than later….

 

Your forbearance and mercy surprise me.

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It's been rainy and grey here all day, too. Definitely a Tuesday.

 

Plans are beginning to take shape for my imminent move to Texas. It's starting to feel more real now.

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2 hours ago, TGP said:

I WILL HAVE AN INQUISITORIAL ARMY. At least two divisions of it will spend their time hunting down these jokers. Their auto-dialling machines will be destroyed and their heads will be impaled on pike-staves.

 

This is acceptable. Especially since I am pretty sure some of them are probably serial killers (or I have watched too much Hannibal).

 

But seriously, this guy has called here at least a dozen times in the past 4 months, always the same routine, never saying a name, so I finally told him what he could go do to himself (yes, I know, impolite on my part, but the stress levels are fairly high currently and I wasn't in a mood for it). And somehow I'm the bad guy at home, because I didn't hear his scam ploy out. :huh: My visiting sister felt morally compelled to call the number back and apologize. :wacko: Fingers crossed he doesn't turn out to be a psycho because that probably gave him more info on his caller ID than he originally had.

 

Can 2020 just be over already?

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On 9/24/2020 at 7:57 PM, MusicalFeline said:

Hey,  to keep y'all updated, no, I'm not dead. I'm just gonna be on a bit of a hiatus for a while now, so don't expect many posts from me in the near future. Life happened.

 

And when I do die, I'll be sure to post here and tell you. :poke:

To update further on this: my life has just become really busy, with school, play practice, all-state chorus, and a slew of other stuff, I just really don't have any free time. And the free time I do have I usually spend on other things. I really hate to put y'all on the back burner though, and I'm going to start trying to give you some more space in my life, as a few things will be clearing up soon. Probably starting around this weekend. So, in case you were worried, there's that. I'll go now. ::P:

 

In other news, we got about four inches of snow today.

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7 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Dad got his full cast today. They gave him a colored one, which he isn't happy about, as the color he got represents a political party here in the US (not going to say which one, just that he isn't happy). I wonder why they didn't have the generic off-white color (I didn't take him to the appointment). Did another x-ray on, doc is impressed that it already seems to be healing well. Bad news: he's been complaining about pain in his shoulder, they examined and he has a slight tear in his rotator cuff on the same side as the broken leg. No MRI since he still had a good amount of strength in it, but will re-evaluate it in a few weeks. Most likely will need physical therapy on that, and here's hoping he doesn't tear it further, we don't need a surgery on top of the broken leg.

 

Sent pictures of Molly's incision to the vet last night as instructed, waiting to hear back. It looked good yesterday, but we caught Dixie licking her incision today, and it looks a little pink in one spot. I'm wondering if Dixie licked part of a scab off. Will mention it to the doctor when he calls to give further instructions for Molly's care, maybe he'll tell us to put some antibiotic ointment on it.

 

It is also a very driech day here, been raining on and off since yesterday. No sunshine at all, and the lack of it is influencing people's moods who need that sunshine.

There's always paint.

GEM

6 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

 

That's not the reason, at least here. Apparently they were going to go for a patriotic cast of red, white, and blue, but didn't have enough red or blue, so they just went with a solid color. The color only bothers him, but I told him he's not going any place, just to the doctor's office and back in a few weeks. He'll live and deal.

 

 

I honestly wanted the off-white one because my markers to write on his cast are all black ink and won't show up well on the red or blue. I was going to write subliminal messages for him to stare at while he lies down with it elevated (to condition him to not do what he was doing when he broke it) and now he won't be able to read them.

 

In other topics, is anyone else tired of scam calls that start, when it's actually a real person on the phone, with "Oh, hey I'm glad you picked up, I was just about to ______..."? If you call my phone and don't immediately (1) identify yourself and (2) state why or for whom you are calling then I am already not caring what you have to say, or am about to get real nasty with you. Especially when it's the same voice/person I've heard over and over for months, with a different number coming up every time.

Sounds like time to break out the whistle or the mini-air horn.

GEM

Who was jarred out of a very nice dream sleep by a call at 0515 for my wife from the Social Security Call Center in Wilkes-Bare, Pennsylvania.

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4 hours ago, TGP said:

 

 

If my plans for world domination succeed and I ascend to the post of Lord High Emperor… …should that dreadful day come: I WILL HAVE AN INQUISITORIAL ARMY. At least two divisions of it will spend their time hunting down these jokers. Their auto-dialling machines will be destroyed and their heads will be impaled on pike-staves.

:ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:

 

If you are reading this and work in that industry get a better job sooner rather than later….

The easy fix is to put a $0.05 a call tax on all autodialers.

GEM

Addendum:  If that doesn't chill the problem, double it and keep doubling it until the profits are all going for taxes.

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6 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

The snow has gotten heavier, though it's still large fluffy flakes. As expected, it's gotten pretty slippery out there and even with my caution I found myself going in directions I didn't want to go. Over a dozen accidents in regina right now because people can't transition from summer driving. The weather is supposed to get significantly warmer for Hallowe'en though, so there might be some hope.

 

The first 30-40km were pretty slushy and icy but after that not bad. The city was mostly melted by the time we got there and the roads down here are only a bit icy in spots now. Not bad for winter just wish it wasn't now. Hope they're right about Halloween. I think people here are still planning on having it.

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:
10 hours ago, ManvsMini said:

Dad got his full cast today. They gave him a colored one, which he isn't happy about, as the color he got represents a political party here in the US (not going to say which one, just that he isn't happy). I wonder why they didn't have the generic off-white color (I didn't take him to the appointment). Did another x-ray on, doc is impressed that it already seems to be healing well. Bad news: he's been complaining about pain in his shoulder, they examined and he has a slight tear in his rotator cuff on the same side as the broken leg. No MRI since he still had a good amount of strength in it, but will re-evaluate it in a few weeks. Most likely will need physical therapy on that, and here's hoping he doesn't tear it further, we don't need a surgery on top of the broken leg.

 

Sent pictures of Molly's incision to the vet last night as instructed, waiting to hear back. It looked good yesterday, but we caught Dixie licking her incision today, and it looks a little pink in one spot. I'm wondering if Dixie licked part of a scab off. Will mention it to the doctor when he calls to give further instructions for Molly's care, maybe he'll tell us to put some antibiotic ointment on it.

 

It is also a very driech day here, been raining on and off since yesterday. No sunshine at all, and the lack of it is influencing people's moods who need that sunshine.

There's always paint.

GEM

Where, perchance, is he to stumble upon such a substance?

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2 minutes ago, sumbloke said:

Where, perchance, is he to stumble upon such a substance?

Don't know about your neck of the woods but you can get cheap craft paints nearly everywhere around here.  If you get really desperate or creative there's always a rattle can of spray paint.  Just mask off above and below the cast and in 5 minutes the cast can be the color and texture of your choice.

GEM

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1 hour ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The easy fix is to put a $0.05 a call tax on all autodialers.

GEM

Addendum:  If that doesn't chill the problem, double it and keep doubling it until the profits are all going for taxes.


Awwwww. 
That is too sensible and not nearly as much fun.

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1 hour ago, TGP said:


Awwwww. 
That is too sensible and not nearly as much fun.

I like what my phone company offers - you can opt into a call screening software thingy, and while there's a whitelist (and blacklist!) for numbers, those not on either list have to press a randomly selected button that they're prompted to push. 

 

Works great on autodiallers, but not so well on mothers who decide to call you when they almost never call you.  They get cranky because they were screened! ::P:  She didn't quite understand that since she never calls me I didn't put her on said list (she won't be added either, due to said never calling). 

 

It's cut down on unsolicited phone calls a lot, doubly so with my secondary method of not turning the ringer on on my phone... (I rarely have it on, because email and Telegram notifications can be annoying when going off constantly). 

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I was born and raised in the city Rotterdam.

Here is a piece of History, they managed to colour a film of the harbour in 1925.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0v-6WufXQ7M&feature=emb_logo

 

No idea where this is, found it on the internet, but as you can see, Hedge Dragons do exist!

 

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While taking a boat trip these poor people didn't notice Kaladrax swimming underneath...

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