1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: Not an ONG

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:29 am UTC

ucim wrote:(Alas, my searchfoo is mustardy also and I can't find the original post, but it was recent... FSVO "recent").
It's this post.


ETA;
continue.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:40 am UTC

Humans are a Story Telling Animal.
I heard a Story about the Fire of 1992.
Spoiler:
Rita Hosking told this Story,
Now; I'm telling you.

Rita was raised in the Northern California Mountains.

Rain and Snow in the Winter.
Dry with Fire in Summers.

She said, every year her family would talk about
'What to 'Take' if the fire ever came to them.

It was universally agreed, The family pedal piano.
It had come to the US around around The Horn.

It happened in 1992.
The fire came to them.

She was in living in The City.
Her truck rushed her Home!

She met her Mum on the road. Dad had stayed behind.
In the dark the shape in Mom's truck didn't look 'right'.

Rita wrote this song about what was in the back of her Mom's truck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDbM9LTcHcs
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It's only fair to tell you.
He stayed behind and saved the pump-organ piano.
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bOTTeriada goes ONG

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:11 am UTC

the mr*bdex story cONGtinues.

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 which Balthacarius had predicted, and the three hunters were prepared to engage with them as with Mrorl's Cognitative Engine long ago -- to which end they had trained in a variety of negotiating tactics and penned persuasive poetry. But at the place and time the triplexed triangulators indicated that all three beasts would be found together, a uniquely undracilian thing happened: the first dragon merely stopped and stood still, its pearlescent blue scales dripping slightly. It was looking towards the second, whose dark green hide appeared to be more of moss than of scales, and gave off a pleasant scent of early summer. This dragon, in turn, was looking at the third, its orange-brown scales glowing faintly and wafting bits of black smoke. The third dragon was, of course, looking back at the first. All seemed

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:51 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:
Gingercat wrote:It would be using a shoedem to make the connection.

Heh.

Related:
My internet was out all day, the serviceman got to my home and rebooted the modem. I had already done this twice. The internet immediately started working. :?


So he had to reboot the shoedem?

The man's got sole.
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Re: 1190: "Joanna Calling"

Postby thunk » Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:53 am UTC

Uh...Hi?

I don't know what to put here. Apparently there's bsta going on and I don't understand much of it.

Fate has probably ordained that this be the case or something.
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Re: 1190: "Joanna Calling"

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:21 am UTC

thunk wrote:Apparently there's bsta going on and I don't understand much of it.
Oh, no, I tried to make it understandable...

ETA: A round number milestone! I have to think of something.
Ok, I have it:
Neil_Boekend wrote:
Earthling on Mars wrote:What were you doONG here?
Spoiler:
Image

"I was mooning the earth"
This reminded me of this (almost) rhyme
Spoiler:
Dudek siedzi na dachu
i patrzy przez lupę,
a księżyc się zdenerwował
i pokazał mu du... ...dek siedzi na dachu
i patrzy przez lupę,
a księżyc się zdenerwował
i pokazał mu du... ...dek siedzi na dachu
i patrzy przez lupę,
a księżyc się zdenerwował
i pokazał mu du... siedzi na dachu
i patrzy przez lupę
... and so on

Translation:
A hoopoe sits on the roof,
and looks through a magnifying glass
but the moon got angry
and showed him his a... ...hoopoe sits on the roof,
and looks through a magnifying glass
but the moon got angry
and showed him his a... ...hoopoe sits on the roof,
and looks through a magnifying glass
but the moon got angry
and showed him his a... ...hoopoe sits on the roof,
and looks through a magnifying glass
... and so on.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:26 pm UTC

Oops.
excuse me...

I pushed the Wrong button.
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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:51 pm UTC

addams wrote:Oops.
excuse me...

I pushed the Wrong button.

That resonates
What is "wrong"baby?
Can't it be both? Some things can, some things can't4
Pressing a "wrong" button sent us a breadcrumb from you, so isn't that "right"?left
I want to be right more oftenyet


don't hurt meAnd is that button always wrong?11
dialProbably not, else it wouldn't be there
30I'm an expert on those
underPerspective is the key
behindI've got a lot of work to do


***EDIT***
p.p.s. You're excused
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Re: 1190: "ninety-nine nightwalkers"

Postby Eternal Density » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:35 am UTC

Oops, I forgot to ketchup, and got quoted six times on one page!

Thanks for the feedback ggh. Fair point, I hadn't considered how readers already introduced to Mr Wilison would see it. Fear not, chapter 1 isn't going away.

I remember when I used to think hpmor was funny and clever, rather than pretentious and clunky. Oh well.

Thinking of thr mustard museu, I searched for otter museum and got http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/375/ ... r-Live-Cam
Google also suggested 'harry potter museum', lol.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:05 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I remember when I used to think hpmor was funny and clever, rather than pretentious and clunky. Oh well.
Still, it's better than the films.


TLF: In the connection method I have CTIF selected, not TPC/IP.


???
Image

TLF: I went for a long walk.
TLF: And I found it.
TLF: But it didn't work.
TLF: But it looked interestingly so I took it,
TLF: I left it on the roof, for some reason.
TLF: The next day it worked.
TLF: It needs the sun to work.
B: Oh, that would explain the foreignity.
B: Unfortunately, I don't know what to do now.
B: I'll try to ask my friend.
B: I'll come back to you when I find out.
B: or not.
TLF: Ok, bye.
theLuckyFinder (TLF) ended the private chat with you.

That was a strange conversation.

She went on a walk and found a computer that runs Linux on an x86 emulator. Does it actually need the sun to work, or is there some other reason it started after it was left on the roof? What os did it originally have? It apparently uses a ctif to connect to the internet, but how? And it either already had coincidence installed, or TLF got it from somewhere else and installed it.
I wonder where b's uncle got coincidence from.
I wonder what role the Chronotransponder plays in this world.
So many questions.

ETA: Mondip's OtherComic never got posted.
Edited to clarify my comment.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:48 pm UTC

Hi!, ED!
Good Morning to You,
from A World away.

Weather Report: Migraton of The Leopard Slug.
Spoiler:
The Leopard Slug are making their yearly migration.
My room is inside their traditional migration route.

This is one of the pleasures of living in One Place for several years all in a row.
The first year, I was so very surprised to find large slugs on the carpet inside.

This year it is too wet to leave a door open.

I see their feet on my windows;
As they walk up and over me.

I am not a bit surprised.
They are a beautiful and voracious animal.
https://www.google.com/search?q=leopard ... WtKjVRN2RM:

They seem to move slowly,
yet, they travel very far.

Yes.
It is Still raining.

Off and On.
Off and On.

EDIT: More on the Migration of The Leopard Slug.
Spoiler:
They seem to come up from The Gully.
They go up into the Trees.

It may very well be a sexual migration.
They Can have sex on the ground.

But; They seem to like it most when hanging from a string suspended from a tree.
David Attenbough explains it best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9qpZ89qzc
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:40 pm UTC

Wait For It.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:30 am UTC

Time is going by so slowly....
Have I done something to harm it?

Or; Is Time like The Tide?
Does it Ebb and Flow....

Time is quietly laying at a low tide...?
What am I to do while Time is laying low?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:45 am UTC

I've been wondering much the same, addams.

Perhaps everyone is busy; perhaps they are Basemented tempermanently.

Time does indeed ebb and flow; some dips, the postrate here is quite seaish; at other Times, it is more like streamish (riverish and tiny).

I still need to write some more Chronicles too; I should get started on that.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:20 am UTC

I've been Outside. I'll be back. I'll talk about the weather and vegetables and wonder where to start with "That was a strange conversation."


You've waited a long Time Oldpixbot....
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Re: 1190: "Resonant Rise"

Postby Eternal Density » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:59 am UTC

I've never heard of a keyboard slug before.
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np778

Postby mscha » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:00 am UTC

ASTRONGENT...
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Spoiler:
Wait for it.
(Colorization by lmjb1964.)

OTT Time Travel

AUTOMOME wrote:IT'S RIDONDAKITI ALL THE WAY DOWN, EXCEPT THAT EVERY 13TH AND 14TH ONE IS A SCRUMPTIOUS DONUT

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Re: 1190: "Joanna Calling"

Postby thunk » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:31 am UTC

balthasar_s wrote:
thunk wrote:Apparently there's bsta going on and I don't understand much of it.
Oh, no, I tried to make it understandable...


nah, i'm just sick and bad at understanding. Dont worry.

Eternal Density wrote:I remember when I used to think hpmor was funny and clever, rather than pretentious and clunky. Oh well.

As did I.
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Re: 1190: "Resonant Rise"

Postby ggh » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:39 am UTC

Eternal Density wrote:I've never heard of a keyboard slug before.
And I had no idea they had so much fun mating. Thank you, Wikipedia.
Spoiler:
The mating habits of Limax maximus are considered unusual among slugs: the hermaphrodite slugs court, usually for hours, by circling and licking each other. After this, the slugs will climb into a tree or other high area and then, entwined together, lower themselves on a thick string of mucus, evert their white translucent mating organs (penises) from their gonopores (openings on the right side of the head), entwine these organs, and exchange sperm. Both participants will later lay hundreds of eggs.
Image
Penises of Limax maximus during mating. 1- penises after protrusion from the body. 2 - commencement of the appearance of the frill. 3 - frill partially unrolled. 4 - frill completely expanded, preparatory to twisting together. 5 - penises tightly coiled together, forming the whorled knot. 6 - the succeeding umbrella form. 7 - umbrella form with horizontal margins reversed. 8 - umbrella form with double margins.



And I just called Randompixbot the wrong name. Shame on me. Good thing I only have one kid.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rakhal » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:58 am UTC

It's Doris Day today!

I shall drive in to work, avoiding trees and powerlines crashing all around me, dodging flying cows and many other things!

Maybe I shall be whisked off in a tornado to another land!

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Re: 1190: "Resonant Rise"

Postby SBN » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:46 am UTC

ggh wrote:And I just called Randompixbot the wrong name. Shame on me. Good thing I only have one kid.


We've had relatives in town. MSWFP spent much of the time being called his brother's name.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:07 pm UTC

ggh wrote:The mating habits of Limax maximus
Spoiler:
are considered unusual among slugs: the hermaphrodite slugs court, usually for hours, by circling and licking each other. After this, the slugs will climb into a tree or other high area and then, entwined together, lower themselves on a thick string of mucus, evert their white translucent mating organs (penises) from their gonopores (openings on the right side of the head), entwine these organs, and exchange sperm. Both participants will later lay hundreds of eggs.

Penises of Limax maximus during mating:Image

I could quite happily have gone the rest of my life not knowing this, but no, too late now.


The furthest left brother and the second from the right on the top row brother have similar names and were often called the wrong one as children.
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Rakhal wrote:It's Doris Day today!

--Rakhal
Is that not April third?


RSIR
Spoiler:
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The furthest right brother was named GnomeAnne, no one knows what his parents were thinking. This picture was from before he got a fancy feather for his hat. And also before that feather broke back off.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:09 pm UTC

Rakhal wrote:It's Doris Day today!

I shall drive in to work, avoiding trees and powerlines crashing all around me, dodging flying cows and many other things!

Maybe I shall be whisked off in a tornado to another land!

--Rakhal
Oh...!
I am so sorry The Weather has attacked you.
Let us know when or if you make it to shelter.

The Weather is Still bothering me.
Spoiler:
On top of a world drenched in water,
It threw down Hail, then froze the whole mess in place.
Spoiler:
Whether it be Cold.
Whether it be Hot

There will be Weather.
Whether or Not.
ggh wrote:
Eternal Density wrote:I've never heard of a keyboard slug before.
That was a SpellCheck error. (sorry, ED.)
Do we need a Keyboard Slug?
(ech) Maybe not!

I have More than enough Slug.
They are walking all over me!
Addams

And I had no idea they had so much fun mating. Thank you, Wikipedia.
Spoiler:
The mating habits of Limax maximus are considered unusual among slugs: the hermaphrodite slugs court, usually for hours, by circling and licking each other. After this, the slugs will climb into a tree or other high area and then, entwined together, lower themselves on a thick string of mucus, evert their white translucent mating organs (penises) from their gonopores (openings on the right side of the head), entwine these organs, and exchange sperm. Both participants will later lay hundreds of eggs.
Image
Penises of Limax maximus during mating. 1- penises after protrusion from the body. 2 - commencement of the appearance of the frill. 3 - frill partially unrolled. 4 - frill completely expanded, preparatory to twisting together. 5 - penises tightly coiled together, forming the whorled knot. 6 - the succeeding umbrella form. 7 - umbrella form with horizontal margins reversed. 8 - umbrella form with double margins.
Yes!, ggh;
It is an amazing thing!



GnomeAnne wrote:
ggh wrote:The mating habits of Limax maximus
Spoiler:
are considered unusual among slugs: the hermaphrodite slugs court, usually for hours, by circling and licking each other. After this, the slugs will climb into a tree or other high area and then, entwined together, lower themselves on a thick string of mucus, evert their white translucent mating organs (penises) from their gonopores (openings on the right side of the head), entwine these organs, and exchange sperm. Both participants will later lay hundreds of eggs.

Penises of Limax maximus during mating:Image

I could quite happily have gone the rest of my life not knowing this, but no, too late now.
And; You are funny, GnomeAnne!
Spoiler:
Do we need a crowbar for the Mind? or The Comfy Chair, for you?

Well...This could turn into a conversation!
Spoiler:
How in The World could a person know about Slug Sex and Still thing God did not approve of same gender 'hanky-panky'?


One warm summer's night I was with two other women when we discovered this happening, hanging from a tree, in my garden.
One of the women swore she would never kill another slug. The other said she Would! out of jealousy. ..(huff) People!

As for me; I was and am, to this day, awed.


The furthest left brother and the second from the right on the top row brother have
similar names and were often called the wrong one as children.
Image

And; They look alike!
That is very funny.

RSIR
Spoiler:
Image20170223_055333.jpgThe furthest right brother was named GnomeAnne, no one knows what his parents were thinking. This picture was from before he got a fancy feather for his hat. And also before that feather broke back off.
Spoiler:
Maybe, they were thinking, "This one is going to Stand Out in a crowd. Let's roll with it."
EDIT:
SBN wrote:We've had relatives in town. MSWFP spent much of the time being called his brother's name.
Please; Just one more Time.
May I have an English Translation of MSWFP?

oh...waa!
I walked all the way out to the GreenHouse;
It was a perilous journey over frozen ground.

When I got there, I could not gain entrance.
Because the latch is frozen, solidly, in place.

What a weird year!
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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:01 pm UTC

addams wrote:Please; Just one more Time.
May I have an English Translation of MSWFP?


It's Middle Sized Wolpy's Favorite Person. (He's high on my list too.)
I am (so far) Largest Wolpy's Favorite Person.

Grand Helper Wolpy's Favorite Person you met, as they travelled together.

Tiny Grand Wolpy has two favorite people, being an only wolpy.


I can mix up names whether or not there is a similarity. I do mostly avoid mixing up people and animals, but not 100%.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:36 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
addams wrote:Please; Just one more Time.
May I have an English Translation of MSWFP?


It's Middle Sized Wolpy's Favorite Person. (He's high on my list too.)
I am (so far) Largest Wolpy's Favorite Person.

Grand Helper Wolpy's Favorite Person you met, as they travelled together.

Tiny Grand Wolpy has two favorite people, being an only wolpy.


I can mix up names whether or not there is a similarity. I do mostly avoid mixing up people and animals, but not 100%.
oh...Thank You...MSWFP is Middle Sized Wolpy's Favorite Person.
I do mostly avoid mixing up people and animals, but not 100%.
(!) You have So many discrete Animals and People!

That you manage to keep them all named and called in order is an impressive accomplishment.
The occasional command to "Sit!" being given to a Human is only to be expected; And; Is funny.

I must confess, I have a difficult Time recognizing Humans, one from the other.
Until I have known them...oh, ...Sometimes, six months or more.

(Phenotypes all look alike, to me.)
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:21 pm UTC

SBN wrote:I can mix up names whether or not there is a similarity. I do mostly avoid mixing up people and animals, but not 100%.
My mother always used to have difficulty with that, frequently completing the "roll call" when trying to get the attention of only one of the three of us. Dad would sometimes poke fun at it by (intentionally) listing us all and appending names that don't appear in our family (typically George and Frank, and sometimes followed by others that changed every time).

My wife and I don't have kids (yet?), and we don't have too much difficulty with our 3 meowlpies, even though 2 names start with "St" and the third starts with a soft "C". Maybe it's because they're all fairly distinct? Stormy is the oldest and smallest, a solid gray shorthair that lived with me for yips before moving to my wife's apartment; Stella is the biggest, a solid black longhair that lived with my wife for yips before the other two meowlpies moved in; Cirrus (though we usually call her "kitten") is the youngest, a solid white shorthair that adopted me shortly before she and Stormy moved to my wife's apartment.

I think one of them was used as a redundakitty in the past. I'll have to go find it later.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:00 pm UTC

A new frame is delivered.
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You never expected the ctif to be an actual useful thing.
But it is! And it's causing an unexpected but real prolem.

Also, you're surprised by what you found out about your friend.
You already knew she's not very good with computers but this is completely new to you.

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Yes, I was actually transporting a bike frame this way...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:38 pm UTC

This is the light you made?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:52 pm UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:This is the light you made?
No, this bike doesn't have the redundant light yet (but it's planned). The other one has.
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Re: 1.Re:1190/Time>

Postby lmjb1964 » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:00 am UTC

Dang, I accidentally the Outside again. I was able to do a little ketchup, although there are some long <computery stuff> posts I'm trying to read. (I'm lookin' at you, balthawiz :wink: ) Here are some responses:

ggh wrote:
balthasar_s wrote:
Someone did a good job making it portable. Hmm. I can't decide if that sounds ominous or not.
As I already said, this sounds unrealistic. In real life to port a program like this to a different platform you need some more effort. You don't do it just like that.
So maybe these things are easier in BSTAworld?
Or maybe the narrator doesn't know what he's saying?
Probably things are just easier in - cough, cough, checough's gun - excuse me - in BSTAworld.

:azule:

Loved the road story. I also loved "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert." In fact, that soundtrack is a great one for road trips. I sign along at the top of my lungs with that tape, or did, when I had a tape player in my car. Now I have a CD player, and I really miss being able to play my cassettes.

I love road trips. My dream is to drive all over the U.S. one day. Well, that's one of my dreams. Probably won't happen until I retire, but who knows?

Oh, and driving is fine as long as it's not raining or icy. Driving with those things is no fun. We've been having crazy storms here, with very unmolpish driving conditions, as you might tell from my sad tale involving rakhal. :(

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balthasar_s wrote:ETA: A question:
We have seen that Beanies have some optical devices.
So, if they can make such things,
Is it possible for a Beanie to wear glasses?


This probably doesn't quite answer the question in the way you intended.

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ETA There are prescription glasses behind the sunglasses. So there exist people who wear a beanie and TWO pairs of glasses. (I also have more than one beanie, but it is not often that I wear more than one simultaneously.)

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(I may have messed up a quote here.)
Gingercat wrote:Though the incidence of nearsightedness may still be substantially lower given it may have to do with a lack of exposure to bright light. Go play outside, kids.

We spent lots of time Outside as kids, and are all near-sighted. Of course, in our case, it is definitely genetic. Everyone on both sides of the family wears glasses. We have also had a very low keyboard attack occurrence rate (0).

balthasar_s wrote:It's no longer true.
We can have attachments in PMs now!

I have had no luck with this. No matter what type of file I try to attach, it tells me that it's the wrong type of file. :cry:


Since in my scientist days I studied otters, and know about all the nasty things they're capable of, I feel like I should not be susceptible to the d'aww factor. But d'awwwwww!

ggh wrote:Another guy I used to know wasn't nearly as hard core, but still more into his system than anything else in his life. I remember selling his Harmonic Tech single-crystal copper wire speaker cables online for him after someone talked him into a local silver product. I tried them out at home as well - couldn't hear a difference from my budget wires. Couldn't see a difference either when I piped a signal through them to the oscilloscope. Suspected there wasn't one.

My BF is a huge audiohead. He has this serious-looking turntable with a granite base to minimize vibrations, and several components, some of which he's built himself, and other that he's had custom built, and these tube amps. He seems to spend more time fixing things than he does listening to it, IMHO, but it makes him happy (when it's working), so more power to him. But not too much power, because then another one of his tubes will blow.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:42 am UTC

That is So funny.
He has glass tubes...

There are people that have Never seen such a thing.
Go! Go! Audio-Head!

oh,...Yes.
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The Mountains are falling onto the roads.
The roads are falling into the Ocean.

...(sigh)..
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Febrion » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:59 am UTC

addams wrote:<snip>
The Mountains are falling onto the roads.
The roads are falling into the Ocean.

...(sigh)..


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:07 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:My BF is a huge audiohead. He has this serious-looking turntable with a granite base to minimize vibrations.

A single piece of granite?
Or are there layers of granite with rubber or cork between them?
I wouldn't have thought a solid granite base would help, but Google says they're a thing, so, maybe I'm wrong.

I used to have a tube amp. I loved the way it sounded most of the time, but it was a cheaper model and didn't work well for movies and some metal/rock songs. I wish I would have kept it to use as a preamp, but I was short on space at the time. It originally came from a big stereo cabinet that was left in a house my parents bought. I replaced the electronics with a modern system (well, not modern, but a vcr and a crown amp), put doors on it and made a projector mount on the flip up lid.Image
My mother said I could only put speakers in the living room if they were invisible, this was the best I could do.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:08 am UTC

addams wrote:The roads are falling into the Ocean.
The sea is big. Sometimes we get reminded of that.

macraw83 wrote:My mother always used to have difficulty with that, frequently completing the "roll call" when trying to get the attention of only one of the three of us.
Ditto here. I think it's pretty common. I have a hard time remembering names and putting them to faces also. It helps (but is not a guarantee!) if I have seen the person recently.

So far however I haven't mistaken my wife for a hat.

Slug sex certainly sounds fun and interesting. But then I'd have to be a slug to enjoy it. I'm not sure of the payoff here. :)

Gingercat wrote:So he had to reboot the shoedem?
The man's got sole.
At the risk of fishing out some modem puns, I'd say your tongue might get tide up, 'cause you'll never sneaker out of here after that one.

balthasar_s wrote:It's this post.
Ah, 1138. I was searching for the wrong phrases. Speaking of search mustard, it seems to me that some 1190 ago, someone (ggh?) had volunteered to post impressions of how posters seemed to appear to xir based on their postings, which led to some interesting discussion. However, no search phrases I can think of have provided me with enlightenment, even though I myself was the subject at one point.

I'm beginning to feel like First Cleric. :)

GnomeAnne wrote:I used to have a tube amp. I loved the way it sounded most of the time...
I still have an old tube victrola; I also have a transistor cassette player. Individually each has its flaws, but when played together (both have radio), each complements the other and the sound is loads better. (One tweets best and the other woofs best). Redundancy (though not identity) - it's molpish!

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:17 am UTC

ucim wrote:Speaking of search mustard, it seems to me that some 1190 ago, someone (ggh?) had volunteered to post impressions of how posters seemed to appear to xir based on their postings, which led to some interesting discussion.

Ooh, this sounds like fun.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:49 am UTC

GnomeAnne wrote:
ucim wrote:Speaking of search mustard, it seems to me that some 1190 ago, someone (ggh?) had volunteered to post impressions of how posters seemed to appear to xir based on their postings, which led to some interesting discussion.

Ooh, this sounds like fun.
Yes.
It might be fun.

How will you do it.
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For a very long Time,
I was seen as a Man.

No. I was not seen as a Man with physical eyes.
I was seen as a Man in Poster's Mind's Eyes.

I suppose, I wrote about Manly things I did.

Then we had a Loong conversation about mis-gendering Women being a complement.
And; Mis-gendering Men was an insult. In such a short Time, American culture has changed.

It seems, men are much less insulted, today.
Because some Women are very cool people.
I'll read about what you have decided, come tomorrow.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:01 am UTC

It had already been decided a long 1190 ago that anybody who wanted this person's impressions could say so, and xe'd provide them. Several did, and were duly profiled (all molpish). But the sea is big, and posts are but tiny droplets unto the sea. It requires more search-fu than I have to unearth them.

And my own memory is like unto the mustard seed. Or perhaps, the mustard sea.

I was just getting nostalgic for old 1190s. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:18 am UTC

oh, Jose...
The old 1190s was and is a beautiful thing,
Those that created this space have every right to be Proud.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:26 am UTC

addams wrote:The old 1190s was and is a beautiful thing,
...as are the new 1190s. After all, you're in them. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:26 am UTC

ucim wrote:Speaking of search mustard, it seems to me that some 1190 ago, someone (ggh?) had volunteered to post impressions of how posters seemed to appear to xir based on their postings, which led to some interesting discussion. However, no search phrases I can think of have provided me with enlightenment, even though I myself was the subject at one point.
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