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by Giant Speck
Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 11
Views: 2781

Re: The Expanse

The second season is leaps and bounds better than the first. I liked Chrisjen Avasarala in the first season, but I like her even more this season.
by Giant Speck
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Thoughts for ships

I'll take twenty.
by Giant Speck
Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Did I just get a preview of Mod Madness?
by Giant Speck
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Congratulations on being Fucklet Free.
by Giant Speck
Sun Feb 19, 2017 9:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Lucky Ten Thousand (TIL)
Replies: 13192
Views: 1213342

Re: Today I Learned

Today I learned that houses are expensive. I feel like I should have already known this, but still.
by Giant Speck
Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Have you tried using wrinkle releasers? Personally, no. I hardly ever wear anything that can wrinkle easily. My work uniform is wash-and-wear and the only way you could significantly wrinkle it is by stuffing it into a dufflebag and running it over with a car. When I'm not at work, I'm almost alway...
by Giant Speck
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

I bought some wrinkle releaser spray, and I'm thinking what the hell am I doing, aren't I just spritzing overpriced water onto my clothes? Anyone try that stuff? Seems to take just as much time as ironing, but costs more. A Consumer Reports test last year suggests that it works better than simply s...
by Giant Speck
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Because the winds out of the south are very weak, they don't encounter the mountains at enough strength to create terrain-induced rain showers, so there's nothing to wash the vog out of the sky. Therefore, it kind of lingers under a radiation inversion near the surface.
by Giant Speck
Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Wow, I had no idea that happens in Hawaii. How often do you get this, and for how long? I made a couple of graphics to explain: http://i.imgur.com/tMSISzw.png http://i.imgur.com/uvyHIyj.png We don't get this sort of pattern very often, perhaps every couple months or so, but it's usually only this b...
by Giant Speck
Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Here's a photo I took of it yesterday morning at around 8:00 AM.

Image
by Giant Speck
Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I'm just glad I'm not sick like I was when we got the vog this time last year. I had been sick for about three weeks and just as I was recovering, the vog came in and I was sick for another week.
by Giant Speck
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Vog is gross.
by Giant Speck
Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 349
Views: 177431

Re: Photography thread.

Image

Captured some pretty unreal colors a few mornings ago.
by Giant Speck
Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9677

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

flicky1991 wrote:2017 = 2017

2017 COMES OUT IN 2017


THE 2017 IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE
by Giant Speck
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: how do you pronounce 2016?
Replies: 85
Views: 9677

Re: how do you pronounce 2016?

I pronounce it "FUCK THIS YEAR".
by Giant Speck
Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5119
Views: 713313

Re: Awesome Natterings

Five days off work for the holiday. I needed it so badly.
by Giant Speck
Sun Dec 18, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

I've been reading Stephen King's Cell this week and I freaked out when my phone rang yesterday because I almost never get phone calls.
by Giant Speck
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 507701

Re: Forum Migration

TvT Rivals wrote:OK, fine. But if you ever have any questions about the topic, feel free to ask.

You can certainly voice your concerns; the problem is that this isn't the appropriate thread to do that.
by Giant Speck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3246
Views: 565938

Re: What were your dreams last night?

The details are rather vague, but I was on vacation with my parents and my estranged sister (for God only knows what reason). Anyway, we must either won a prize or came across a large sum of money because we were staying in a three-story vacation house. Sometime around the end of the dream, predicta...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

My hometown is in Iowa. Every time I have come home during the winter months, there has either been a really bad snow storm or a really bad ice storm, which really limits any kind of travel outside the house. It gets really boring really fast.
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3246
Views: 565938

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a weird grocery store dream this morning. When I lived in Las Vegas, there was a chain of neighborhood markets called Fresh & Easy that had previously been owned by Tesco. Tesco couldn't afford to keep the company afloat, so they sold it to a United States grocer and it continued to fail u...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

It just really sucks because I had just recovered from a rolled ankle a couple of months ago and here I go hurting myself again. My supervisor offered to let me take a couple of weeks of leave in December to go home and see my family, but my parents don't want me coming home in the winter, so I'm go...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

1. What did your helmet look like? My helmet is fine. I didn't hit my head when I fell. 2. Has the acute phase let up for you? It's fine. I can cough now without worrying about my chest exploding. My breathing is back to normal, too. 3. Has the bruising faded? The bruising is almost completely fade...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

"Howard the Duck" is the name of the user who originally uploaded that map of the Philippines to Wikimedia Commons.
by Giant Speck
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 217264

Re: Recommend one artist

Seinabo Sey

From: Sweden
Genre(s): Soul pop, electropop

Hard Time

Pistols at Dawn

Younger

Pretend
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

It's hard. I've had an overly stressful year at work and being home would have not only been a major stress reliever, but would have been some temporary relief from island fever. Now I'm mostly stuck at home, parked in front of my computer, only leaving the apartment when I need something and the pa...
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Zohar wrote:Ugh, that sucks Speck! I'm sorry. At least it sounds like a relatively short recovery, but it must be frustrating you have to postpone your plans...

The three weeks is just the recovery period for the pneumothorax. They're expecting the manubrium fracture to heal within eight weeks. :(
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hit a speed bump going downhill on my bicycle on a poorly lit street at twenty miles per hour and fractured my manubrium and developed a pneumothorax in my left lung. This means I cannot fly for the next three weeks, which means I cannot go home, which means I cannot see my family for the first ti...
by Giant Speck
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

poxic wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:Oh, and corn silk tea.

Is that corn silk plus hot water, or something more elaborate?

I'm not entirely sure. We were served it in bottles and you could find it in just about every vending machine. Imagine liquefying Fritos corn chips and creating a beverage from that. That's what it tasted like.
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Just got back from a week and a half in South Korea.

I think the only thing I don't miss is the poor air quality. Oh, and corn silk tea.
by Giant Speck
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Toppings
Replies: 123
Views: 30660

Re: Pizza Toppings

AngrySquirrel wrote:I need suggestions for more vegetable/greens/fruits to put on pizza.

The standard onions, tomatoes, peppers, pineapple and corn is getting quite stale.


Eggplant and arugula

Also, try different kinds of peppers. I like cherry peppers. Sweet with just a tiny bit of heat.
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Had a follow-up appointment and x-ray with my doctor this morning regarding my sprained ankle. She extended my no-walk/no-run profile for another six weeks. She asked me if I had been doing the ABC exercises. Nobody told me about the ABC exercises. They told me everything about rest, icing, compress...
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

Yablo wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:I live in northern Scandinavia. What's this "sun" you talk of?

That thing you see for half the year solid, then vanishes for the other half.

Living in Alaska, I've made a similar observation regarding a semi-annual fusion ball in the sky.

ALL GLORY TO THE DAY STAR!
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 507701

Re: Forum Migration

Thank you, davean!

Can we make donations to the forum administration? Is that a thing here? Do we do that?
by Giant Speck
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

In other news, my debit card information was involved in a massive data breach for the fourth time in two years and my bank sent me a new card with a new number. I received the new card in the mail this morning and before I had the opportunity to activate it, someone used my stolen information from ...
by Giant Speck
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28314
Views: 2519433

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hurt my knee getting out of my car this afternoon. I'm 28. I'm not supposed to break yet. For the time being, I'm taking Aleve and have a knee brace on. :cry: Is it better, speck? All that bike ridding is taking a toll. A little pain relief and anti-inflammatory should help. Did you get relief? A...
by Giant Speck
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 507701

Re: Forum Migration

gmalivuk wrote:Would it also be possible to ensure that it never pops up a second time? I don't care where it redirects me, if it happens more than once it'll be your account I delete before ST and I carry out that hit.

Or we can just forget that I mentioned it.
by Giant Speck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89767
Views: 6327531

Re: Random natterings

I'm only 28, so don't feel too bad.

Also, I'm only 28, and I rolled an ankle yesterday, but instead of using the crutches the nurse gave me at the ER, I bought a cane at the drug store. I'm 28 and I'm using a cane.
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 507701

Re: Forum Migration

It apparently can be disabled using code, but honestly, if it takes that much more effort to do, then I'm not willing to continue suggesting that he implement it.
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 403
Views: 507701

Re: Forum Migration

I'm not sure spelling davean's name wrong is the best way to show respect. As I said before, the only thing missing from this site is something that nags you to download a mobile app. If that happens, I'm personally deleting Giant Speck's account and post history before joining up with ST for some ...

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