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Post by Judge Roy Bean » Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:47 pm

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:21 am
:snippity:

The question to ask, where have the American entrepreneurs been to let a foreign company develop this gadget?
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Post by tek » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm

It isn't new, and it isn't a solution.

But if they can get enough people to buy it before people discover the emperor's clothes, they win.


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

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Post by RoadScholar » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:22 pm

tek wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:37 pm
It isn't new, and it isn't a solution.

But if they can get enough people to buy it before people discover the emperor's clothes, they win.
In all fairness, it’s a better idea than arming teachers with miniature souvenir baseball bats. :roll:


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Post by Volkonski » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:11 pm

US beekeepers use millions of imported bees? :o

US bees losing jobs to immigrant bees! :eek2: Trump should do something. ;)

In Bryant Park, 3 Million Bees, Sold From the Back of a Truck

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/nyre ... tw-nytimes
Reife pulled off his mesh hood and ran to meet a box truck bearing a mural on its side of animated bees buzzing in front of the New York City skyline.

The truck’s back door opened to reveal its cargo: 3 million Italian honeybees.

They did not seem that happy after having endured a 15-hour drive up from Georgia, but Reife was delighted, as he examined the hundreds of wood-and-screen boxes, each one holding more than 10,000 bees.

He picked out two boxes. His mother paid the bee man $150 apiece for them and drove them off to Long Island, where the family keeps hives.


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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:54 pm

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... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you're trying to say?
:think:
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:03 pm

That's 666i. The electronic BMW is 666e.



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Post by Volkonski » Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:15 pm

616- the original number of the beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast


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Post by Northland10 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:15 pm
616- the original number of the beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast
Uh Oh... I grew up with that area code.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:34 pm

Northland10 wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Volkonski wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:15 pm
616- the original number of the beast.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Number_of_the_Beast
Uh Oh... I grew up with that area code.
Maybe you should have your DNA checked, just in case. :bighug:


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Post by Foggy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm

Oh, Northland10 is full of beast - just look at that thar avatar! :shock:


... and how does that make you feel?
What is it you're trying to say?
:think:
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Post by maydijo » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:11 pm

I just got a new cell phone. The number attached to the SIM ends in 666.

We once had to report to police in London before leaving the country because we'd been involved in a small accident in Scotland. The officer we reported to has 666 on his shoulder as his (for lack of a better word) badge number. We made a joke about it and he said he rather likes it because nobody pushed their luck with him.



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Post by Northland10 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Foggy wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:58 pm
Oh, Northland10 is full of beast - just look at that thar avatar! :shock:
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:54 pm

:shock:



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Post by Foggy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am

This is what Jesus does for us, y'all.

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... and how does that make you feel?
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Post by Volkonski » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:26 pm

Foggy wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:33 am
This is what Jesus does for us, y'all.

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:-D


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Post by Volkonski » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:47 pm

Turns out-
Honey bees aren’t native to North America
:shock:

https://www.mnn.com/your-home/organic-f ... picks=true

Volkonski wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:11 pm
US beekeepers use millions of imported bees? :o

US bees losing jobs to immigrant bees! :eek2: Trump should do something. ;)

In Bryant Park, 3 Million Bees, Sold From the Back of a Truck

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/nyre ... tw-nytimes
Reife pulled off his mesh hood and ran to meet a box truck bearing a mural on its side of animated bees buzzing in front of the New York City skyline.

The truck’s back door opened to reveal its cargo: 3 million Italian honeybees.

They did not seem that happy after having endured a 15-hour drive up from Georgia, but Reife was delighted, as he examined the hundreds of wood-and-screen boxes, each one holding more than 10,000 bees.

He picked out two boxes. His mother paid the bee man $150 apiece for them and drove them off to Long Island, where the family keeps hives.


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Post by Foggy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:47 pm

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This is my log. I walk on it every day to practice my balance. It's only 1/4 mile from my house, so the beginning of my 4 mile walk. And ... my balance is noticeably improving.

Except when it's raining. Then my log is slippery. :-
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... and how does that make you feel?
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Post by tek » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm

ms.tek is off at a play this afternoon, directed by a friend of hers.. (in an arts space in an old mill in Holyoke MA)

So.. I have pulled pork cooking up in the instant pot, tunes cranking, and a glass of sauvignon blanc in front of me. We'll see how the pulled pork came out when she returns..


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

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Post by Patagoniagirl » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:22 pm

tek wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm
ms.tek is off at a play this afternoon, directed by a friend of hers.. (in an arts space in an old mill in Holyoke MA)

So.. I have pulled pork cooking up in the instant pot, tunes cranking, and a glass of sauvignon blanc in front of me. We'll see how the pulled pork came out when she returns..
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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:23 pm

I just put slow braised short ribs in the oven.



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Post by tek » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:31 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:23 pm
I just put slow braised short ribs in the oven.
short ribs is my signature dish ;)

Molly Stevens' "All About Braising" is a great resource.


That right-wing hooey sure stunk up the joint

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Post by Sam the Centipede » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:42 pm

Foggy wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:47 pm
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This is my log. I walk on it every day to practice my balance. It's only 1/4 mile from my house, so the beginning of my 4 mile walk. And ... my balance is noticeably improving.

Except when it's raining. Then my log is slippery. :-
I hear Full Metal Jacket...
♫ ♪ This is my log, this is my tree, this is for walking, this is to pee ... ♫ ♪

More srsly, research a couple of years ago found that, ah, mature people benefit from balance exercises. Of course, becoming an arborambulist achieves that. But simply standing on tippy-toes for a few seconds, or balancing on one foot for a few seconds, repeated regularly, improves balance and the coordination that it needs. Walking around the house on tip-toes is another way.



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Post by NMgirl » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:46 pm

tek wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:09 pm
ms.tek is off at a play this afternoon, directed by a friend of hers.. (in an arts space in an old mill in Holyoke MA)

So.. I have pulled pork cooking up in the instant pot, tunes cranking, and a glass of sauvignon blanc in front of me. We'll see how the pulled pork came out when she returns..
Hard to imagine life pre-Instant Pot, is it not? I travel with mine. I'm in San Francisco for a two-month project and I brought my Instant Pot with me, of course. Used it just last night to make the Korean braised beef short ribs in The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook after a day in Marin hiking with friends. 40 minutes later, during which I was able to sit around drinking wine instead of slaving in the kitchen, we all sat down to dinner. I added some gochujang since this was an all-adult party.



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