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Old 01-18-2014, 12:04 AM   #19421
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Sidebar: Holy ****, man. I remember watching Tron in the theater in 1982, and it was an absolutely mind-blowing experience. It still amazes me how far computer-generated animation has come in just a tad over 30 years.
This shows I haven't been here long enough. I always, apparently wrongly, assumed you were the typical disgruntled, intellectual, Google-happy late 30-year old.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:22 AM   #19423
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Wait, what the hell am I looking at?
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:56 AM   #19424
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that man looks familiar.
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:48 AM   #19425
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guys, any opinions on this? I am thinking of hacking a twin scroll just to try this out.

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So many creepy e-stalkers on this forum...

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I always, apparently wrongly, assumed you were the typical disgruntled, intellectual, Google-happy late 30-year old.
No, you're pretty close. Except that I am quite well-gruntled and I'm not sure what "Google-happy" means.


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Q: How many blondes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: It shouldn't take more than one person to perform this task, regardless of hair color.
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:23 AM   #19427
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Q: How many blondes does it take to screw in a lightbulb?
A: It shouldn't take more than one person to perform this task, regardless of hair color.
That settles it. I believe I will start telling people I am gruntled when they ask me how I am doing.

EDIT: Nope. I just checked the etymology and gruntled means grumbling and dis- (in this odd case) supposedly means completely, instead of negating gruntled. English is confusing. From middle English gruntelen.

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Old 01-18-2014, 10:27 AM   #19428
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EDIT: Nope. I just checked the etymology


Haha, Oh, man- I love XKCD.



Also, I actually worked for a while for a company that did font design* in the early 90s, and I still suffer from this curse:



* = Technically we were just stealing Adobe's work and re-packaging it while hiding behind a loophole in the Copyright Act, but it's a fine point. Info on that:

http://www.naavi.org/cl_editorial_04..._font_case.pdf

Fonts & Typography | Copyright Codex

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adobe_S..._Software,_Inc.

http://www.sanskritweb.net/forgers/ssi.pdf

Can I Copyright a Font? | Copyright Codex

Adobe Systems Inc. v. Southern Software Inc.

Note that the Wikipedia article is technically incorrect in a few minor points, including that Paul was the sole employee of the company. During the period of 1991-93, he hired two high school students part-time and gave us each a Macintosh Quadra to take home (which was a very high-end machine at the time). There was no office as such- we worked from home, and Paul had the headquarters of the company literally in his garage. I have no desire at all to be associated with this article, although I am kind of flattered that Adobe vs. SSi is today considered a landmark ruling in IP law, and is often cited, even if my participation in the enterprise was fairly small.







And now, an observation:

You will pay nearly a 100% markup to purchase pre-boiled and pre-shelled eggs from the grocery store as compared to purchasing raw eggs and doing the work yourself.

As with dentistry, legal defense and auto-body work, this is one of those times when it's totally worth it to hire a pro to do it for you.


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And now, an observation:

You will pay nearly a 100% markup to purchase pre-boiled and pre-shelled eggs from the grocery store as compared to purchasing raw eggs and doing the work yourself.

As with dentistry, legal defense and auto-body work, this is one of those times when it's totally worth it to hire a pro to do it for you.
Which got my engineer brain to thinking, HTF would you ever be able to peel an egg efficiently enough to be able to make a profit at the wholesale prices?

Answer;
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Old 01-18-2014, 12:48 PM   #19430
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Which got my engineer brain to thinking, HTF would you ever be able to peel an egg efficiently enough to be able to make a profit at the wholesale prices?

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Exactly.

Plus, they have the cooking process down to a science, presumably running on a continuous-flow line, where the egg spends precisely the right amount of time in water which is at exactly the right temperature to produce an egg which is firm and solid, yet not rubbery and without that sulphur taste that comes from over-cooking.




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What I really want to see is an information video (or a service and operations manual) for a mechanical chicken separator. I've come across a lot of gross-out videos featuring pink slime, but nothing that really explains to me exactly how the inner workings of the machine function.
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So many creepy e-stalkers on this forum...
So I was curious how that image was found. In my quest, I stumbled across this page.

I submit for the court's approval that Joe Perez should henceforth and forevermore be called "Miata Joe."
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Old 01-18-2014, 01:31 PM   #19432
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So I was curious how that image was found. In my quest, I stumbled across this page.
Wow, there's an oldie. Hard to remember a time when the EMU was actually considered to be a cutting-edge piece of technology. To be honest, I'm amazed that page still exists.




Unrelated, but temporally interesting:

It has recently been suggested to me that my air mattress is not well suited to certain applications, and that I need to buy a "real" mattress.

Has anyone ever used a full latex mattress such as this? SULTAN ELSFJORD Latex mattress - Twin - IKEA
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:13 PM   #19433
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It has recently been suggested to me that my air mattress is not well suited to certain applications, and that I need to buy a "real" mattress.
So she is not that adventurous? That was all I could fit in the back of a 1955 Lloyd, and it worked well. Got a 50 year old kid to prove it.
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Old 01-18-2014, 02:54 PM   #19434
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I can honestly say that I have had multiple attractive females compliment me on the M3 either at stop lights (through open car windows) or in or around my office building. I've never had that happen with any other car.

I am never wearing a Hawaiian shirt when this happens.

Just an anecdotal data point.
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Old 01-18-2014, 04:40 PM   #19435
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Unrelated, but temporally interesting:

It has recently been suggested to me that my air mattress is not well suited to certain applications, and that I need to buy a "real" mattress.

Has anyone ever used a full latex mattress such as this? SULTAN ELSFJORD Latex mattress - Twin - IKEA
Any reason you want latex over memory foam?
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Any reason you want latex over memory foam?
I'm asking for input, not expressing a preference.

I know from experience that I'm not a huge fan of memory-foam mattresses. I don't much like the feeling of sinking into the mattress and having it form a cocoon around me from which there is no escape.

I do use a latex pillow, and while it exhibits the same deformation characteristic, it does not retain this deformation and rebounds instantly when pressure it removed. So I know it will be different from a memory-foam mattress, but I'm not sure it it will be substantially better.
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Let me throw this out there Joe ...

Up until about 10 years ago, I went through 3 or 4 top name mattresses over a period of about 2 years in a relentless pursuit for a king size that would not either sag into two saddles or make my back feel like I just loaded up a truckload of engine blocks by hand. Side note: I never had this trouble before switching from queen to king size mattresses, and I'm convinced this is a relevant factor.

Anyway, the missus insisted on a king, so after accepting no conventional mattress would satisfy me, and because a decent night sleep without pain is worth it to me, I broke down and bought one of those DUX beds. It was crazy expensive, but I have to say it has been fantastic for me.

So far the only issue was that a few years ago, I had to replace its thin top pad (the equivalent of the 'pillow-top' portion of a conventional mattress) which happens to be separate on these beds. The original one was all cotton, but when they wanted another fortune to replace it, I just went and got one of the 2-1/2" memory foam toppers at Costco and it's worked out just as well. All in all, I'm not sorry I bought it, as it has done so well for me in spite of needing mad skrilla, yo! lol
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Unrelated, but temporally interesting:

It has recently been suggested to me that my air mattress is not well suited to certain applications, and that I need to buy a "real" mattress.

Has anyone ever used a full latex mattress such as this? SULTAN ELSFJORD Latex mattress - Twin - IKEA
Does my experience with layered latex mattresses not apply here? See a few posts back.
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One good thing about being surrounded by rednecks... free venison. Enjoying some awesome jalapeno summer sausage made with venison, and it's pretty amazing. Also have a freezer full of "snack sticks" which are sort of like thicker links of beef jerky/slim jims, ground venison and some patty sausage of pork and venison mix. Delicious protein.
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That ring of skin around a popped blister. I can't bite it any closer, and it's driving me crazy. I'm not only a nail biter, but a cuticle and other skin biter. Mmm, flesh.
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