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« Reply #1000 on: April 19, 2020, 09:32:27 am »

SNIP...I saw some really large malls outside of the United States. It was nice to see that for a while. I don't know if meeting in public will still be a thing on the 2020s. We're going to become a world of recluse people.

Nope...won't happen. The "social gene" in homo sapiens can't be turned off. Can't even be circumvented without grave psychological damage resulting. People will find a way to socialize even if they have to defy the law.
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« Reply #1001 on: April 19, 2020, 09:49:26 am »

SNIP...I saw some really large malls outside of the United States. It was nice to see that for a while. I don't know if meeting in public will still be a thing on the 2020s. We're going to become a world of recluse people.


Nope...won't happen. The "social gene" in homo sapiens can't be turned off. Can't even be circumvented without grave psychological damage resulting. People will find a way to socialize even if they have to defy the law.


Hopefully not defy the law, though we are already seeing that right now on political protests outside of State government buildings all over the country. The problem with that is that the virus doesn't care who you are or what you think.

Unless we get a handle on the pandemic in the next few years, the way we'll socialize in person will be altered to look more like those "cybergoth" folk. How will we date/reproduce from now on? You'll need to quarantine for 2 weeks before the first date? Contactless sex?

We need the Internet/WiFi/Bluetooth version of Barbarella's "Exhaltation Transference Pill"

Futuristic SEX! -Barbarella (1968) - Jane Fonda - Grimsby Reapers
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« Reply #1002 on: April 19, 2020, 09:59:20 am »

SNIP...I saw some really large malls outside of the United States. It was nice to see that for a while. I don't know if meeting in public will still be a thing on the 2020s. We're going to become a world of recluse people.

Nope...won't happen. The "social gene" in homo sapiens can't be turned off. Can't even be circumvented without grave psychological damage resulting. People will find a way to socialize even if they have to defy the law.

Hopefully not defy the law, though we are already seeing that right now on political protests outside of State government buildings all over the country. The problem with that is that the virus doesn't care who you are or what you think.

Unless we get a handle on it in the pandemici in the next few years, the way we'll socialize in person will be alteredtto look more like those "cybergoth" folk. How will we date/reproduce from now on? You'll need to quarantine for 2 weeks before the first date? Contactless sex?


Hmm yesssss
I fear the great unwashed masses really are herd creatures. Sheeple.

considering what we are seeing, such as the two mobs (one in africa, one in india)  destroying field hospitals being set up in order to help them....perhaps reproduction and continuation of this species is overrated....




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« Reply #1003 on: April 19, 2020, 10:05:43 am »

SNIP...I saw some really large malls outside of the United States. It was nice to see that for a while. I don't know if meeting in public will still be a thing on the 2020s. We're going to become a world of recluse people.

Nope...won't happen. The "social gene" in homo sapiens can't be turned off. Can't even be circumvented without grave psychological damage resulting. People will find a way to socialize even if they have to defy the law.

Hopefully not defy the law, though we are already seeing that right now on political protests outside of State government buildings all over the country. The problem with that is that the virus doesn't care who you are or what you think.

Unless we get a handle on it in the pandemici in the next few years, the way we'll socialize in person will be alteredtto look more like those "cybergoth" folk. How will we date/reproduce from now on? You'll need to quarantine for 2 weeks before the first date? Contactless sex?


Hmm yesssss
I fear the great unwashed masses really are herd creatures. Sheeple.

considering what we are seeing, such as the two mobs (one in africa, one in india)  destroying field hospitals being set up in order to help them....perhaps reproduction and continuation of this species is overrated....

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Look. I'm all for culling the species in 2020. No really. I'm OK with it. Have you seen how blue the skies over New York, Shanghai, New Delhi and Mexico City are since March??

They're right. It's their lives and they deserve to determine how they'll live and die. And I think that the behavior displayed on those cases is an indication of the downward trend in the survival suitability of humans, and I'm all in favor of them taking themselves out of the genetic pool. But can't they do it so they don't take me down with them?
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« Reply #1004 on: April 19, 2020, 10:14:09 am »

SNIP
Look. I'm all for culling the species. No really. I'm OK with it.  They're right. It's their lives and they deserve to determine how they'll live and die. And I think that the behavior displayed on those cases is an indication of the downward trend in the survival suitability of humans, and I'm all in favor of them taking themselves out of the genetic pool. But can't they do it so they don't take me down with them?

Oh, but that is part of the culling....people in your situation in this pandemic--if they really wanted to survive---would have removed themselves from possibility of infection regardless of the cost, inconvenience, deprivations etc.
The fact that you stuck around in what you know to be a highly contagious environment calls into question...(oh how to say this delicately...) your own "survival genes".
In other words....
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 JK!   Grin Grin Grin 
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« Reply #1005 on: April 19, 2020, 10:30:52 am »

SNIP
Look. I'm all for culling the species. No really. I'm OK with it.  They're right. It's their lives and they deserve to determine how they'll live and die. And I think that the behavior displayed on those cases is an indication of the downward trend in the survival suitability of humans, and I'm all in favor of them taking themselves out of the genetic pool. But can't they do it so they don't take me down with them?

Oh, but that is part of the culling....people in your situation in this pandemic--if they really wanted to survive---would have removed themselves from possibility of infection regardless of the cost, inconvenience, deprivations etc.
The fact that you stuck around in what you know to be a highly contagious environment calls into question...(oh how to say this delicately...) your own "survival genes".
In other words....
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 JK!   Grin Grin Grin 

Heart still ticking. And I haven't said I won't remove myself from this environment. But things take time. It was a bit too quick for me to to do anything about it. My plans changed. The border is closed, remember? You forget I was supposed to be in Mexico by now this year. Sadly, leadership down there is lacking too, it's actually more unsafe there now, because they have chosen to not be transparent and downplay the situation. We'll find out how bad it gets in the next year. It will be measured in coffins.

But know this: Idiots will drag you down, whether you are smart or not. Just by being next to them. Humanity's greatest asset is society, but it can, and often is it's downfall (eg plague, world wars, etc).

All it means is that I have to get more creative to get out of the way. If I can't leave the country for any place safer, maybe I can leave the city for a less congested area. That does sound like a good idea to me and I can do it promptly. It's not like I have tons of money coming in from my "essential" job at the moment, and it's not like people thank me for the risk I take either!
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« Reply #1006 on: April 19, 2020, 10:42:41 am »

Which brings me to the next point. What about the first responders, doctors and nurses? The scientists working on labs around the world. Arguably with good brains and desirable genetic makeup  Roll Eyes. Are they also "lacking in survival skills" and deserve to be culled as well? They are on the front lines and sticking their neck out more than the rest of us.

Might as well call them "dumb" for sticking around? WTF indeed...

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« Reply #1007 on: April 19, 2020, 12:51:24 pm »

Come on JW... I said I was kidding...kidding around is typically not logical.
But if you want a "fer real" answer:....the very nature of those jobs dictate that they be in the thick of a potentially dangerous situation.

Other jobs do not. E.g.  You work in food delivery service? Get out of the contagious zone and work in the same job somewhere else. Obviously such changes are easier said than done.

But you can't very well tell a nurse to work somewhere where there aren't sick people.
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« Reply #1008 on: April 20, 2020, 07:22:36 am »

Come on JW... I said I was kidding...kidding around is typically not logical.
But if you want a "fer real" answer:....the very nature of those jobs dictate that they be in the thick of a potentially dangerous situation.

Other jobs do not. E.g.  You work in food delivery service? Get out of the contagious zone and work in the same job somewhere else. Obviously such changes are easier said than done.

But you can't very well tell a nurse to work somewhere where there aren't sick people.

Therein is one of the problems.

Sheeple have been talked into jobs because it where the jobs are increasing.

 For the last 10 years or more, “everyone” has been saying “get into medical, even as a nurse or technician or assistant! It s where the jobs and the money will be! Its expanding as the population ages!”

So thats where the sheeple sign up for 1 and 2 year courses to get into the medical field. All they want is a good paying job. Not that many are in it for “the greater good” or “public service”. Very few had any clue that they would be the front line troops in a medical crisis. And they don’t wanna be!
It seems nobody ever told them how bad it could be, how bad it could get; every week the saturday night “Knife and Gun Club”; every full moon even worse; the homeless going off their meds and wandering into the ER looking for help but totally wacked out and tearing the ER wIting room apart (yeah, really, I’ve seen it too much recently)

There are hundreds of tech and nurses (all young) posting tweets and yootoobs about how horrible it all is and how they have to walk into a zombie appocalypse of poisoned air every day and somehow the virus is gonna jump across 20 feet and infect them like the Alien.

So far I have seen ONE video of a senior Nurse who said
“Quit whining! THIS is what we trained for! THIS is why we are in these jobs! We are here for Exactly These Kinds of Emergencies! Get with the program or get out of my way!”

Must have been a Military Nurse!

But this is what happens.  “They” used to instill a sense of Civic Duty, Greater Good, and how the line is drawn. In such jobs , like the police and fire departments, the staff at the hospitals and ERs , the electric companies and the Nuclear Power facilities - it was common knowledge ( and taught as part of the job ) that when the shit hit the fan those people would stand by their posts for the sake of the rest of us....  until recently, I guess.

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« Reply #1009 on: April 20, 2020, 08:02:52 am »

Which brings me to the next point. What about the first responders, doctors and nurses? The scientists working on labs around the world. Arguably with good brains and desirable genetic makeup  Roll Eyes. Are they also "lacking in survival skills" and deserve to be culled as well? They are on the front lines and sticking their neck out more than the rest of us.

Might as well call them "dumb" for sticking around? WTF indeed...

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I would call them satisfied, complacent , and short sighted. Many, many “good brains” do not do well outside of their field of speciality. Often they are so absorbed in their field that they are unaware of outside events! Further, some people take great delight in becoming “so civilized” and living in a country/society that is “so civilized” that they feel they do not need to concern themselves with survival skills.... in fact some take great pride in not having ANY survival skills. “Oh heaven forbid I should have to do that... “

My favorite example is the Honest To Gawd rocket scientist, at a secured, badged facility where I worked as a supercomputer support specialist, who went for a 1 hour run every day.
At
Lunch
Every
Day

One day it was raining cats and dogs, I was chatting with the security guys at the front desk (I was the only one willing to help them with their PC problems. But then I make a lot of friends and contacts that way)

 we watched him cone out the “inner magic badge locking bombproof door”,  trot 30 feet thru the glass lobby where everyone can see the downpour, badge out of the “double airlock style bulletproof glass doors” , and trot thru the puddles  100 feet down the sidewalk in the pouring rain.

100 FEET

He stopped dead at the road like he was trying to decide to turn right or left..... then looked straight up at the sky for a good 30 seconds. Then he turned around and walked back. Soaking wet. Dripped his way through the many electronic doors and past Security and me, mumbling to himself. Back into the windowless lockdown facility.

Inside we had started wondering how long it would take him to notice.
Then we were wondering if he was going to drown himself and need rescuing!


It is amazing to me how these intelligent folks are unwilling to take the effort to observe events.

It goes further , tho, they will not watch the news, compare different news sources, do their own in depth research, and connect the dots.

Connecting the dots is what often leads sensible people to “prepare” , so to speak. As opposed to the tinfoilhat prepper crowd.

We have been watching the news from Asia, especially the Hong Kong protests, especially via NHK news, which gives a different view than most American services. Early on, NHK reported the first reports of Wuhan Sickness, way back in late December. We have been paying attention to the different Influenza variations and as the reports kept coming in Mrs Marvel looked at me and said “ Have you ever seen a Pandemic?”
At which point I reviewed our pantry and went out after New Years to stock up.

Some of us are born “renaissance “ people, able and willing to do many different things, having open minds, and very willing to question both authority and what the sheeple take for granted.

And Some of us are natural born “Boy/Girl Scouts”, embracing the concepts of public service and “being prepared” ....

It also helps to be able to remember stuff.....  back last week, last month, last year,
When “so and so” said “this” ... but is now saying otherwise.

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« Reply #1010 on: April 20, 2020, 08:33:10 am »


Look. I'm all for culling the species in 2020. No really. I'm OK with it. Have you seen how blue the skies over New York, Shanghai, New Delhi and Mexico City are since March??

They're right. It's their lives and they deserve to determine how they'll live and die. And I think that the behavior displayed on those cases is an indication of the downward trend in the survival suitability of humans, and I'm all in favor of them taking themselves out of the genetic pool. But can't they do it so they don't take me down with them?

Ahhhh no.
See, these are the “renegade sheeple” .... ones who never took a civics class in their life, but love to parrot catch phrases they hear from their favorite nazis riot instigators rabble rousers ...
ie. “I got my rights” 

They don’t care about anybody else, anybody else’s safety, or anyone else’s rights.

They do not understand that with “their rights” come responsibilities.
In this case it is the exact example of “freedom of speech” clashing with “public safety”;
The famous ruling warning against screaming “fire” in a crowded theater...

“They” are about to threaten “public safety” , vis-a-vis spreading contagion, with their mobs disguised as “protests”.

And they don’ t understand that anytime mob violence threatens public safety and the greater good, the governors have the power to declare martial law, deploy the national guard, and shoot the mob.
 Remember Kent State?
    It was more than the 4 students shot https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings#Aftermath_and_long-term_effects

Remeber the 1967 Detroit riots?

Remember the Ludlow Coal Miners Masacre?
 Hundreds of civilians were machine gunned by the National Guard, called out by the colorado governor protecting his rich steel mill buddy.

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« Reply #1011 on: April 20, 2020, 10:26:44 am »


My favorite example is the Honest To Gawd rocket scientist, at a secured, badged facility where I worked as a supercomputer support specialist...
SNIP

I hate to break it to you, but rocket scientists are just people. People who are good at applying math and physics to the real world, and that's it. I know, because I'm one of them. And no we're not all smart. We are *selectively smart* That is, we are good for some things, but can be blithering idiots for others. If I was smart, my life would not be as it is today. Of course, I needed to be a sociopath and dump my grandfather before I got cought in his business bankruptcy. That really ended my life, for good. But if I really was smart, I would have rejected the 120k salary of the family business and gone earn peanuts at Boeing, or Lockheed Martin for a few years before I even got my master's degree. I should have told my family to "shove itc and screamed that" it was my life. And just walked away in 1999. That was the smart thing to do. That's not what I did.
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« Reply #1012 on: April 20, 2020, 10:34:06 am »

SNIP

Ahhhh no.
See, these are the “renegade sheeple” .... ones who never took a civics class in their life, but love to parrot catch phrases they hear from their favorite nazis riot instigators rabble rousers ...
ie. “I got my rights” 

They don’t care about anybody else, anybody else’s safety, or anyone else’s rights.


The selfish-0-meter is off the scale with these people. Their brains nowhere to be found. I wonder how many outside the capitol here in Austin will be sick within the week. What is the purpose of doing that when the governors are already slowly opening the economy?
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« Reply #1013 on: April 20, 2020, 12:09:42 pm »

SNIP

 For the last 10 years or more, “everyone” has been saying “get into medical, even as a nurse or technician or assistant! It s where the jobs and the money will be! Its expanding as the population ages!”

So thats where the sheeple sign up for 1 and 2 year courses to get into the medical field. All they want is a good paying job. Not that many are in it for “the greater good” or “public service”. Very few had any clue that they would be the front line troops in a medical crisis. And they don’t wanna be!
It seems nobody ever told them how bad it could be, how bad it could get; every week the saturday night “Knife and Gun Club”; every full moon even worse; the homeless going off their meds and wandering into the ER looking for help but totally wacked out and tearing the ER wIting room apart (yeah, really, I’ve seen it too much recently)

There are hundreds of tech and nurses (all young) posting tweets and yootoobs about how horrible it all is and how they have to walk into a zombie appocalypse of poisoned air every day and somehow the virus is gonna jump across 20 feet and infect them like the Alien.


When you have an increasing income disparity and a disappearing middle class over the space of half a century (somewhere o read that minimum wage in the mid 1960s , adjusted to present day wages would be 40% higher than today), you create a situation where only a few professions offers the promise of a better life.

People can't take pride in being a middle class worker, if middle class increasingly is more like living in poverty. Being a policeman or a fireman doesn't have the same level of prestige it has on mid 20th century America.

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« Reply #1014 on: April 20, 2020, 01:04:27 pm »

But if I really was smart, I would have rejected the 120k salary of the family business and gone earn peanuts at Boeing, or Lockheed Martin for a few years before I even got my master's degree. I should have told my family to "shove itc and screamed that" it was my life. And just walked away in 1999. That was the smart thing to do. That's not what I did.

"I would have rejected the 120k salary of the family business and gone earn peanuts at Boeing, or Lockheed Martin'....''

Ummm...I had no degree, only military tech training when I started working at Hughes Helicopter (1982) which was bought by McDonnell Douglas (1984), which in turn was bought by Boeing (1998)....retired 2016, with a not quite 6 figure salary (was salaried, non-exempt all those years), and 3 pensions.

After my GI Bill ran out in 1989, McDonnell Douglas paid for the rest of my degree, which I earned while working 2nd shift and attending ASU --go Sun Devils!---during the day.  I have a BA in History for which I myself paid a total of maybe $4000 (pretty sure $3000 went for parking permits  Grin).  McDonnell-Douglas didn't care what degree you went for as long as it was a program at an accredited institution.

I was a tech for 34 years by choice (the degree itself got me zero in the way of raises because I refused to go into management)...And I regret not a moment of remaining a tech.
McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing both had 401(k) programs that matched 75 cents on the dollar up to 8% of one's salary.

And there was a bonus:  Working with engineers and in engineering and metrology labs prepared me for my current hobby...making steampunk contraptions.

Why am I telling you all this? Because working for Boeing, or even Lockheed Martin is by no stretch "working for peanuts".
I am financially secure and have very useful knowledge and skills because of all those "peanuts".

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« Reply #1015 on: April 20, 2020, 05:48:18 pm »

But if I really was smart, I would have rejected the 120k salary of the family business and gone earn peanuts at Boeing, or Lockheed Martin for a few years before I even got my master's degree. I should have told my family to "shove itc and screamed that" it was my life. And just walked away in 1999. That was the smart thing to do. That's not what I did.


"I would have rejected the 120k salary of the family business and gone earn peanuts at Boeing, or Lockheed Martin'....''

Ummm...I had no degree, only military tech training when I started working at Hughes Helicopter (1982) which was bought by McDonnell Douglas (1984), which in turn was bought by Boeing (1998)....retired 2016, with a not quite 6 figure salary (was salaried, non-exempt all those years), and 3 pensions.

After my GI Bill ran out in 1989, McDonnell Douglas paid for the rest of my degree, which I earned while working 2nd shift and attending ASU --go Sun Devils!---during the day.  I have a BA in History for which I myself paid a total of maybe $4000 (pretty sure $3000 went for parking permits  Grin).  McDonnell-Douglas didn't care what degree you went for as long as it was a program at an accredited institution.

I was a tech for 34 years by choice (the degree itself got me zero in the way of raises because I refused to go into management)...And I regret not a moment of remaining a tech.
McDonnell-Douglas and Boeing both had 401(k) programs that matched 75 cents on the dollar up to 8% of one's salary.

And there was a bonus:  Working with engineers and in engineering and metrology labs prepared me for my current hobby...making steampunk contraptions.

Why am I telling you all this? Because working for Boeing, or even Lockheed Martin is by no stretch "working for peanuts".
I am financially secure and have very useful knowledge and skills because of all those "peanuts".

.


That was my point exactly. I needed to get my foot in the door before 2008 came about. By 2003 it was already getting difficult to get into Lockheed Martin. I was in the PhD program at the start of 1999. Because I could not pass the qualifier exams I ended up with two masters in 2002. Then a fellow student who did finish his PhD got a job at Lockheed Martin. In 2003 when he came back to UT to give a presentation of his work, he told me that it was extremely difficult to get into LM. He told me that basically you needed to know someone inside. True? Not true? I continued applying, but by then the family pounced on me to take hold of the business, because my grandfather was too old to continue alone on the business. You see no one on the family (his sister=my aunt , his son=my uncle ) wanted to take care of him. My uncle in Austin found out he had colon cancer. My aunt lived in San Diego and developed a rare blood disease. It was me and the old man who raised me. Obviously 35-40K was not peanuts, but I needed to not be convinced by the 120k/yr, and to move on I needed to be an @$$hole to my 82 y/o (YES WORKING At 82 with 16 employees, selling 1.2 million per year) grandfather who raised me from age 16 months. 120k was not worth it. But relieving the old man? You decide.

Live and learn. Love and die.

BTW. That's the way business is. When you own a business you run a huge risk, because small businesses and large ones too tend to fail at some point (2007 with the beginning of the Great Recession - the real estate market collapsed one year before the banking market did in 2008. Everything went under, all my millionaire customers were going bankrupt and the contractors as well. It was carnage in the construction business).. Between 2008 after the bankruptcy and 2010 I applied online for aerospace jobs OVER 900 TIMES. No one was getting hired. Instead, I developed a new online Steampunk business, and I started living full time as a Steampunk maker... which is documented here in Brassgoggles

http://brassgoggles.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,34368.0.html
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« Reply #1016 on: April 20, 2020, 06:16:41 pm »

Oh. Yeah. The links on that post are dead because they're 10 years old. This was how I got started making a living as a Steampunk

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« Reply #1017 on: April 21, 2020, 12:53:02 am »

That was a good presentation.
And as far as the "build" goes, that cover was well done, looked great...gave me some ideas too.
Were the gauges just standard water pressure gauges?
And you are very photogenic  (a lot of people aren't).
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« Reply #1018 on: April 21, 2020, 01:29:44 am »

That was a good presentation.
And as far as the "build" goes, that cover was well done, looked great...gave me some ideas too.
Were the gauges just standard water pressure gauges?
And you are very photogenic  (a lot of people aren't).

Thank you for the compliment! That was my "mechanic" look. It was all I could afford in my early Steampunk days. It was a way to keep my sanity and socialize once my grandfather was placed in the nursing home and the family forgot about me. I look very different now. The gauges for my phone cases and tablet cases were meat/food thermometers  Grin pressure gauges are more difficult to use because they have a large mechanism, but I also used tire pressure gauges in that laptop. Out of that came my iCog Hades ™ iPad tablet case with Bluetooth keyboard. The computers were too expensive for people to buy, and so was the Mk I boombox. I only sold one each. The iPad case sold at a rate of once per month, and the iPhone cases at a max rate of 8 per week. But it all got started by the Sony eCog Mercury™ Grin and the iPhone cases.. The last year of sales was 2015.
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« Reply #1019 on: April 21, 2020, 06:49:34 am »

I will second the photogenic-thing, Demios. I have a good face for radio.

I did like the Steampunked laptop - very nice - especially the blue back-it keys! It all went together very nicely.
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« Reply #1020 on: April 21, 2020, 08:51:04 am »

I will second the photogenic-thing, Demios. I have a good face for radio.

I did like the Steampunked laptop - very nice - especially the blue back-it keys! It all went together very nicely.

You guys are making me blush  Wink How forward of you! That was a bad period in my life, so I was already showing wear and tear. I was much better looking at 34 y/o. I think that old MySpace account is kaput. But there's a couple of grainy pictures left in there from the 2004-5 period https://myspace.com/utspacedude/photos
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« Reply #1021 on: May 08, 2020, 05:17:21 pm »

Yesterday at our airport, SE from the city, someone jumped in front of an airplane as it was landing. The pilot tried to maneuver out of the way but the cowling hit the person on the tarmac and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Thankfully the body wasn't sucked up the engine, and it just left a big dent on the cowl.

What a way to commit suicide...

CBS News: Southwest Airlines jetliner hits and kills person as it lands at Austin airport.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/southwest-airlines-plane-kills-person-austin-airport/

Meanwhile on a California road a driver flagged a tanker truck to the curb. The driver of the tanker, which was carrying thousands of gallons of wine, innocently pulled to the curb, only to see the other man park his car and get out of the car in his underwear.

As the truck driver pulled into the road, the car driver ran after the moving rig and managed to climb onto the rear of the tank. The said person crawled underneath the tanker and managed to open a valve, releasing the wine, and then began to drink from the stream of wine, most of which was lost to the pavement.

The driver saw a gauge on his dashboard indicating that he was losing liquid. By the time the highway police arrived, the tanker had lost 1000 gallons, or about 5000 bottles of wine

CBS Sacramento: Man Climbs Under Moving Big Rig Filled With Wine, Begins Drinking From Tank.
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2020/05/07/man-big-rig-wine-drinking-tank/

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« Reply #1022 on: May 09, 2020, 03:26:30 am »

Sometimes I worry, I really, really worry, about some sections of humanity.
The pilot of the aircraft would feel like a train driver after someone kills themselves in front of a train.
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« Reply #1023 on: May 23, 2020, 12:32:11 pm »

I popped into Mums this morning with the weekly shopping, and found mum teaching one of her carers how to make a basic omelette.

Never made one in her life, I would estimate 40-45 in age, 2 children and a husband, I found the situation hard to believe, very minor in the scale of things but come on, WTF!
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« Reply #1024 on: May 23, 2020, 02:55:01 pm »

I popped into Mums this morning with the weekly shopping, and found mum teaching one of her carers how to make a basic omelette.

Never made one in her life, I would estimate 40-45 in age, 2 children and a husband, I found the situation hard to believe, very minor in the scale of things but come on, WTF!


Ha ha! You'd be surprised. There are people who can't even make good coffee. Feel sorry for the children. Though to be perfectly honest *a good omelette * is not that common. Most people just do it American style (slightly burned), or equivalently "French Provencal Style" as Jacques Pepin would say. I've seen Japanese cooks have a phenomenal skill for making omelettes.

Learn Jacques Pépin's famous omelet techniques
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