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  • vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 10:03:02.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: A lot of sites had a hardened UHF discone -- essentially a solid cone on concrete with a disc around it (sort of backwards from how you think of a discone design, but still has the wide bandwidth).

    Yeah, it resembled that one, but had fewer (less than one third plus they were bigger) mounting nuts and bolts around the base.

    Most people looking at it now don't realize it's an antenna.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 10:03:09.0 login to vote score 1
    throwingknife: I think I've been there. I think they also had some an antenna or two where the mast was in a tube underground, protected by a hatch, so that they could raise it up into position when the bombing calmed down a little.

    Well, given that it's a Minuteman site, it's job is probably long done before the first bomb hits, and the hardened antenna is more placebo than anything else.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 10:05:36.0 login to vote score 1
    throwingknife: I think I've been there. I think they also had some an antenna or two where the mast was in a tube underground, protected by a hatch, so that they could raise it up into position when the bombing calmed down a little.

    Yeah, that sounds like hardened antennas. That HF discone I showed was soft; its hardened backup extended and lowered depending on the frequency tuned to.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 10:06:45.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: Yeah, it resembled that one, but had fewer (less than one third plus they were bigger) mounting nuts and bolts around the base.

    Most people looking at it now don't realize it's an antenna.


    Yeah, well not everyone is an RF nerd.

    I'm the kind of guy who looks at a repeater site and thinks, "In my younger, more assholish days, I'd just lean a rusty piece of steel against that metal support..."
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 10:14:22.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: Yeah, well not everyone is an RF nerd.

    I'm the kind of guy who looks at a repeater site and thinks, "In my younger, more assholish days, I'd just lean a rusty piece of steel against that metal support..."


    Heh, I've always considered the design of UHF and higher frequency wave guides and antennas to be the deepest black magic to be performed only during the dark of the moon.

    When it became more available, I took an immediate preference to digital, and pretty much never strayed. My part time job in high school was at a TV repair shop. The owner was an old Navy radar guy. He left the new-fangled solid state stuff that came in to us. Too bad he didn't live long enough for the FETs to come in. Their theory was more like the tube theory he was at home with.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 10:18:53.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: Heh, I've always considered the design of UHF and higher frequency wave guides and antennas to be the deepest black magic to be performed only during the dark of the moon.

    When it became more available, I took an immediate preference to digital, and pretty much never strayed. My part time job in high school was at a TV repair shop. The owner was an old Navy radar guy. He left the new-fangled solid state stuff that came in to us. Too bad he didn't live long enough for the FETs to come in. Their theory was more like the tube theory he was at home with.


    Oh, yes. Do you remember FETrons, the FET tube replacements?

    I'm something of a dabbler in electronics -- truly knowing just enough to be dangerous.

    I work in software, and have done it long enough that I rarely write code for fun. It's just a hazard of any job that it can turn something fun into "work."
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 10:22:54.0 login to vote score 3
    vet_curm: Heh, I've always considered the design of UHF and higher frequency wave guides and antennas to be the deepest black magic to be performed only during the dark of the moon.

    Yup.


    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 10:30:02.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 10:32:43.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Oh, yes. Do you remember FETrons, the FET tube replacements?

    I'm something of a dabbler in electronics -- truly knowing just enough to be dangerous.

    I work in software, and have done it long enough that I rarely write code for fun. It's just a hazard of any job that it can turn something fun into "work."


    i don't know quite what you said, but it gave me a boner
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 10:36:29.0 login to vote score 4
    iggins: i don't know quite what you said, but it gave me a boner

    That's just all sorts of disturbing.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 10:37:19.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: That's just all sorts of disturbing.

    i know i am
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 10:54:59.0 login to vote score 1
    cardinal puff: Jeez... the things some people will build in order to get better cellular reception :)



    BTW, this is the external antenna for my GPS unit. GSM, 3G, and 4G cell phones use close to the same frequencies as GPS.

    It's at least twice as sensitive as the internal antenna on the GPS even with the signal loss incurred with the 6 feet of cable between the antenna and the unit.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 10:56:24.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: That's just all sorts of disturbing.

    Fer gawd sakes don't say anything in APL. He'll come all over himself
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:00:13.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: Fer gawd sakes don't say anything in APL. He'll come all over himself

    Hah. I was thinking of finding something in obfuscated APL, but then I realized that would be redundant.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 11:05:48.0 login to vote score 3
    this has honestly save me so much time in my life




    never again do i get asked to load the dishwasher, only to empty it
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:08:27.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: Hah. I was thinking of finding something in obfuscated APL, but then I realized that would be redundant.

    Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!

    (I first thought about STOIC instead of APL, but that's so arcane nobody would get it)
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:10:20.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: Ain't it the truth, ain't it the truth!

    (I first thought about STOIC instead of APL, but that's so arcane nobody would get it)


    I hadn't even stumbled on that one before, although I should have seen it in the DECUS fall '85 SIG tapes.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:16:47.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: I hadn't even stumbled on that one before, although I should have seen it in the DECUS fall '85 SIG tapes.

    When you were trying to do something in as few as 16K bytes, it was attractive. (I'm talking 8 bit days here)

    I considered STOIC to be like APL.
    A write-only programming language


    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:18:11.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: When you were trying to do something in as few as 16K bytes, it was attractive. (I'm talking 8 bit days here)

    I considered STOIC to be like APL.
    A write-only programming language


    Yup. I did know someone around that time period who developed in FORTH.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:21:37.0 login to vote score 2
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    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:22:12.0 login to vote score 2
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    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:28:31.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Yup. I did know someone around that time period who developed in FORTH.

    At that time, I considered STOIC to be superior to FORTH because STOIC had both a Data stack as well as an Instruction stack. FORTH had only a single stack.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:29:14.0 login to vote score 1
    he'll be in his bunk
    quinblake 1476 2014-07-23 11:30:07.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: Fer gawd sakes don't say anything in APL. He'll come all over himself

    Gawd I hated APL. The only course I ever got a D in.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:31:01.0 login to vote score 0
    quinblake: Gawd I hated APL. The only course I ever got a D in.

    Never had to face it, thank gawd for small favors.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-07-23 11:37:17.0 login to vote score 8
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:40:08.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: [6] L←(Lι':')↓L←,L ⍝ drop To:
    [7] L←LJUST VTOM',',L ⍝ mat with one entry per row
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    let's get weird




    and see who gets the connection ;-þ
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:42:10.0 login to vote score 1
    quinblake: Gawd I hated APL. The only course I ever got a D in.

    Avoided APL.

    Unfortunately, could not avoid DecForms

    uggh
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:46:33.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: Avoided APL.

    Unfortunately, could not avoid DecForms

    uggh


    Was that anything like FMS?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 11:46:49.0 login to vote score 1
    vet_curm: let's get weird




    and see who gets the connection ;-þ


    Is John Titor involved somehow?
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 11:58:51.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: Was that anything like FMS?

    Don't know anything about FMS.

    DecForms was a procedural language in which the programming statements were nevertheless positional. It controlled output screens and operator input, and was separate from the logic of the application itself.

    DEC invented it to allow applications to be spread across networked VAXes in multiple locations.

    Gawd, but it sucked. There's not one thing positive about it that I can say.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:01:22.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: Don't know anything about FMS.

    DecForms was a procedural language in which the programming statements were nevertheless positional. It controlled output screens and operator input, and was separate from the logic of the application itself.

    DEC invented it to allow applications to be spread across networked VAXes in multiple locations.

    Gawd, but it sucked. There's not one thing positive about it that I can say.


    FMS was DEC's Forms Management System. It was a form system that came from the PDP-11 world to the VAX that let you design input screens. Datatrieve integrated very nicely with it. It wasn't a language; it was just a way to make screens.
    throwingknife 1634 2014-07-23 12:01:54.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: let's get weird




    and see who gets the connection ;-þ


    That's clearly an IBM Model 5100, but its switch puts it in BASIC mode, not APL. Not sure what else?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:03:49.0 login to vote score 2
    throwingknife: That's clearly an IBM Model 5100, but its switch puts it in BASIC mode, not APL. Not sure what else?

    It was the machine that John Titor allegedly travelled back in time to retrieve.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 12:12:43.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: FMS was DEC's Forms Management System. It was a form system that came from the PDP-11 world to the VAX that let you design input screens. Datatrieve integrated very nicely with it. It wasn't a language; it was just a way to make screens.

    The company I was with jumped straight into 785s. Now that you gave the amplification, I remember hearing it mentioned but we somehow wound up in DecfForms, which also did screens and I/O. I don't remember anything relating it to Datatrieve, though.

    The app talking to the database wasn't much of a problem. I pulled my hair out trying to get the app to talk to DecForms correctly.

    Previously, I had debugged and maintained the predecessor of the app in pure assembly language, driving screens, getting input, talking to the database on a minicomputer, and driving output.

    All of that was not as arcane as trying to get the DecForms portion of the platform migration to work.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 12:12:51.0 login to vote score 0
    quinblake: Gawd I hated APL. The only course I ever got a D in.

    You got the D
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-07-23 12:14:57.0 login to vote score 1
    Gonna have to wait to do my zombie run/walk until after 6. 100 degree weather all week. Blarrrggggarbel!
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-07-23 12:15:26.0 login to vote score 3
    Also, I'm having pho for lunch.
    Is delicious.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:15:26.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: The company I was with jumped straight into 785s. Now that you gave the amplification, I remember hearing it mentioned but we somehow wound up in DecfForms, which also did screens and I/O. I don't remember anything relating it to Datatrieve, though.

    The app talking to the database wasn't much of a problem. I pulled my hair out trying to get the app to talk to DecForms correctly.

    Previously, I had debugged and maintained the predecessor of the app in pure assembly language, driving screens, getting input, talking to the database on a minicomputer, and driving output.

    All of that was not as arcane as trying to get the DecForms portion of the platform migration to work.


    If you were writing in VAX assembly, I believe that.

    DEC had a habit of making things that were so capable of handling every corner case that the default case could sometimes get weird. That was something they got worse about over time.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:16:11.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: Also, I'm having pho for lunch.
    Is delicious.


    Pho is great stuff.

    I usually end up wearing a lot of the broth, though.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 12:16:39.0 login to vote score 1
    I for got the daily Sojin, damn, I am in bed with Roo under my arm twitching and growling in his sleep
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:16:59.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: You got the D

    Iggy...
    1) poor taste
    2) married woman
    3) did I mention poor taste?
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 12:22:56.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: Iggy...
    1) poor taste
    2) married woman
    3) did I mention poor taste?


    You expected something different?
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 12:24:56.0 login to vote score 1
    spongegirl circleskirt: Also, I'm having pho for lunch.
    Is delicious.


    Th hid makes me cry In envy
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 12:24:58.0 login to vote score 0
    spongegirl circleskirt: Also, I'm having pho for lunch.
    Is delicious.


    Th hid makes me cry In envy
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 12:31:37.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: If you were writing in VAX assembly, I believe that.

    DEC had a habit of making things that were so capable of handling every corner case that the default case could sometimes get weird. That was something they got worse about over time.


    Actually, it was 8 bit assembly. That company's problem was that they never developed a clear concise idea of where they were going to go.

    They made it up as they went along, which wound up taking longer and costing more to implement.

    I did some preliminary work with a PDP-11 because they thought it was a sufficient jump from the 8 bit stuff we'd rolled out company wide five years previously, but my results with it proved to upper management that we could not get to where they'd finally decided we needed to be on that platform - hence the VAXes instead.

    Initially laying out a long range plan with technical goals was something which continually seemed to escape upper management. Needless to say, that company is no more, and it was publicly traded on the NYSE for decades - not exactly a flash in the pan.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:33:35.0 login to vote score 0
    vet_curm: Actually, it was 8 bit assembly. That company's problem was that they never developed a clear concise idea of where they were going to go.

    They made it up as they went along, which wound up taking longer and costing more to implement.

    I did some preliminary work with a PDP-11 because they thought it was a sufficient jump from the 8 bit stuff we'd rolled out company wide five years previously, but my results with it proved to upper management that we could not get to where they'd finally decided we needed to be on that platform - hence the VAXes instead.

    Initially laying out a long range plan with technical goals was something which continually seemed to escape upper management. Needless to say, that company is no more, and it was publicly traded on the NYSE for decades - not exactly a flash in the pan.


    I worked for a company like that, publicly traded for decades, now long gone. I wonder if we're talking about the same company, different offices?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 12:38:03.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: I worked for a company like that, publicly traded for decades, now long gone. I wonder if we're talking about the same company, different offices?

    Interestingly enough, the name of the company I worked for still exists, but is owned by a German company now. The Wiki on it is a stub.
    vet_curm 1500 2014-07-23 12:40:44.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: I worked for a company like that, publicly traded for decades, now long gone. I wonder if we're talking about the same company, different offices?

    We did all the development and support work for all 45 locations from one place. For the first decade, we were like a little startup isolated from all the other elements of company management, and reported directly to very senior management with no intervening levels. Later, that changed; we got folded into big-iron corporate IT and things deteriorated.

    If it had been the same company, we'd have known each other.

    It is funny though, how the same refrain seems to drift through so many companies.
    mimir 6886 2014-07-23 13:13:44.0 login to vote score 3
    If I could figure out a way to get my job and my home life to alternate weeks when they try to kill me, that'd be great. They seem to like teaming up and hitting me on the same weeks. Or months. Whatever.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 13:23:15.0 login to vote score 0
    mimir: If I could figure out a way to get my job and my home life to alternate weeks when they try to kill me, that'd be great. They seem to like teaming up and hitting me on the same weeks. Or months. Whatever.

    Decades?
    mimir 6886 2014-07-23 13:28:54.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Decades?

    Feels like millennia.
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-07-23 14:00:30.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: Feels like millennia.

    Just cracked a tallboy. Do so soon.
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-07-23 14:03:55.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: Feels like millennia.

    Some silly for you.
    nerd by proxy 4296 2014-07-23 14:05:48.0 login to vote score 20
    Lil nerdling four year off-chemo checkup was all good. MOTHER. EFF. YEAH. *high fives all around*
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-23 14:08:43.0 login to vote score 9
    nerd by proxy: Lil nerdling four year off-chemo checkup was all good. MOTHER. EFF. YEAH. *high fives all around*


    farkmeblind 482 2014-07-23 14:13:44.0 login to vote score 1
    throwingknife: Yeah, I guess so. I've heard of coffins coming up during floods. It looks like a lot of people have built boats and ships out of concrete.

    Yet another reason not to get a pool. At least an above-ground one can be gotten rid of a lot more easily.


    On Kage Baker's Mars, they even sail concrete canoes.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-07-23 14:15:20.0 login to vote score 4
    nerd by proxy: Lil nerdling four year off-chemo checkup was all good. MOTHER. EFF. YEAH. *high fives all around*



    Awesome!
    farkmeblind 482 2014-07-23 14:15:29.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome: Just cracked a tallboy. Do so soon.

    Ja, I'm home early post-dentist. Half my head is missing, feeling slightly nauseated, opening Guinness.
    mimir 6886 2014-07-23 14:17:40.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome: Just cracked a tallboy. Do so soon.

    After the softball game tonight, there are a couple of pitchers of beer with my name on them.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-07-23 14:24:14.0 login to vote score 9
    nerd by proxy: Lil nerdling four year off-chemo checkup was all good. MOTHER. EFF. YEAH. *high fives all around*







    And just because I LOL'd


    tabernash 1083 2014-07-23 14:33:41.0 login to vote score 8
    quinblake: Weird. My phone ate your html.

    Your Canadian phone is only sated by American HTML.

    Prolly puts Maple syrup on it too!

    And a big old pat of sweet butter, as God intended.


    Looking forward to your little slice of Hazard County.


    I can hear Z drawling "Them Duke boys are at it again! Fetch the camera!"
    nerd by proxy 4296 2014-07-23 14:42:49.0 login to vote score 12
    intentionally left blank:
    spongegirl circleskirt: Awesome!
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: And just because I LOL'd

    One more year and her chance of a relapse drops below 5%. PAR-TAYYYY!

    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-07-23 14:46:46.0 login to vote score 3
    nerd by proxy: One more year and her chance of a relapse drops below 5%. PAR-TAYYYY!

    Awesome!
    quinblake 1476 2014-07-23 15:30:15.0 login to vote score 2
    nerd by proxy: One more year and her chance of a relapse drops below 5%. PAR-TAYYYY!

    Congrats!!
    Wow I can't believe it's been four years.
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-07-23 15:45:16.0 login to vote score 1
    farkmeblind: Ja, I'm home early post-dentist. Half my head is missing, feeling slightly nauseated, opening Guinness.


    farkmeblind: Ja, I'm home early post-dentist. Half my head is missing, feeling slightly nauseated, opening Guinness.

    Fo Shizzle mah nizzle.
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-07-23 15:46:49.0 login to vote score 1
    nerd by proxy: One more year and her chance of a relapse drops below 5%. PAR-TAYYYY!

    Yayzerz!
    bucket of truth 1525 2014-07-23 15:59:59.0 login to vote score 15
    Here's some of those pix of Iceland I promised...






















    obbop 207 2014-07-23 16:29:26.0 login to vote score 0
    Iceland. Created by the effects of plate tectonics and doomed to destruction by the same forces?
    willywanka 274 2014-07-23 18:08:11.0 login to vote score 1
    Wow. How the new Purge flick got good reviews is sort of beyond me. I mean you don't expect Oscar contender, but holy gaping plot holes, bash-you-overthe-head social/political commentary, ridiculous decisioning, inconsistencies, throw-away characters and loose ends.

    But other than that, it was pretty good.
    agburanar 2333 2014-07-23 18:09:54.0 login to vote score 1
    osirisothedead:

    I admire his willingness to stay so in-character.
    someone who may or may not be Shoe shine boy 2014-07-23 18:20:36.0 login to vote score 0
    What kind of person posts about their anniversary on Facebook to run out the door minutes before their husband gets home from work?
    sabine 745 2014-07-23 19:48:12.0 login to vote score 5
    someone who may or may not be Shoe shine boy: What kind of person posts about their anniversary on Facebook to run out the door minutes before their husband gets home from work?

    Maybe the kind of person who is married to a guy who really ought to just say "fuck it" and take the brunette out for a nice dinner and just happen to have rented a room at a nearby hotel.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 20:24:25.0 login to vote score 1
    bucket of truth: Here's some of those pix of Iceland I promised...

    That's a motherfucking puffin
    mimir 6886 2014-07-23 20:40:36.0 login to vote score 3
    sabine: Maybe the kind of person who is married to a guy who really ought to just say "fuck it" and take the brunette out for a nice dinner and just happen to have rented a room at a nearby hotel.

    Good idea, but...not me. My anniversary isn't for another five months.
    strayling 20 2014-07-23 21:01:00.0 login to vote score 2
    someone who may or may not be Shoe shine boy: What kind of person posts about their anniversary on Facebook to run out the door minutes before their husband gets home from work?

    Someone who wants to meet him on the drive, give him a wild embrace and tell him she loves him?
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 21:44:55.0 login to vote score 4
    texas raider 728 2014-07-23 21:49:53.0 login to vote score 3
    texas raider 728 2014-07-23 21:50:46.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 22:03:21.0 login to vote score 1
    this is my future


    iggins 5808 2014-07-23 22:31:51.0 login to vote score 3
    this is my now

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    bluegargoyle 635 2014-07-23 23:19:56.0 login to vote score 6
    New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Finished the southside tower by the water, replacing the tower cobblestone with white stained clay:



    A look at my potions room, made up to look like the Nether:



    Somehow the iron golem got trapped in the pig pen, so now he guards the pigs:



    Decided we needed a Viking longhouse:



    iggins 5808 2014-07-24 00:11:56.0 login to vote score 0
    bluegargoyle: New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Finished the southside tower by the water, replacing the tower cobblestone with white stained clay:

    But can you make a dickbutt

    A look at my potions room, made up to look like the Nether:



    Somehow the iron golem got trapped in the pig pen, so now he guards the pigs:



    Decided we needed a Viking longhouse:



    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 00:52:37.0 login to vote score 2


    Fall will be here soon enough.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 00:54:03.0 login to vote score 4


    This is Mt Fuji in the morning in the land of the Rising Sun. I'll let you guess the direction the shadow is.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 00:55:27.0 login to vote score 3


    These are capybaras enjoying water. They are the world's most loving ratkin.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 00:59:27.0 login to vote score 4


    This is a sea turtle. Chilling on a beach and sleeping.
    Enjoying life, and not worried about who is going to eat him, poach him for turtle stew, or what have you. He is relaxing, and so should you.
    Be like the sea turtle. He takes it slow, and takes it easy. His life is pretty good.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 01:00:55.0 login to vote score 3


    This gif is for iggy. He will probably like it.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 01:03:52.0 login to vote score 2


    This gif is for people who have to commute. It sucks sure, but it is the journey, not the destination you should enjoy.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 01:06:07.0 login to vote score 3


    This one might as well be my daily window. It rains everyday, but I still love it.
    /Goodnight
    burntman 1528 2014-07-24 01:06:27.0 login to vote score 1
    sockpuppet: [image removed]

    This is a sea turtle. Chilling on a beach and sleeping.
    Enjoying life, and not worried about who is going to eat him, poach him for turtle stew, or what have you. He is relaxing, and so should you.
    Be like the sea turtle. He takes it slow, and takes it easy. His life is pretty good.


    This is what the inside of a turtles mouth looks like.


    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 01:25:30.0 login to vote score 4
    burntman: This is what the inside of a turtles mouth looks like.

    Somewhat similar to what a camel's mouth looks like.



    I hate camels with a passion. Sure, I only rode one for a few hours in a desert, but really. Camels suck. They're horrible animals, and even worse beasts of burden. You have friendly horse and donkeys in the US, friendly goats and other stories elsewhere. But camels suck. They are foul smelling, ornery, and just belligerent jerks all around. I do admire an animal that sticks up for itself, but camels are assholes, and embody the worst characteristics for a bred beast of burden. They spit. They shit. They bitch. They sucj everywhere you deal with them. I rank them up there with an ibex for being general assholes. Camels can get eaten and fuck off. I hate them.
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-07-24 01:28:20.0 login to vote score 1
    *suck

    See my source story when dealing with them here.

    /Camels suck. Worst animal ever.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-24 03:40:32.0 login to vote score 2
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    quinblake 1476 2014-07-24 05:21:12.0 login to vote score 3
    bluegargoyle: New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Finished the southside tower by the water, replacing the tower cobblestone with white stained clay:



    A look at my potions room, made up to look like the Nether:



    Somehow the iron golem got trapped in the pig pen, so now he guards the pigs:



    Decided we needed a Viking longhouse:


    Nice.
    I have to make some time to play on that server!
    random bacon 12498 2014-07-24 05:22:44.0 login to vote score 4
    bluegargoyle: New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Kiddo may play a wee too much Minecraft.

    Behold, the creeper bunny:

    iggins 5808 2014-07-24 05:26:02.0 login to vote score 2
    random bacon 12498 2014-07-24 05:26:44.0 login to vote score 0
    Yo ILB, what did you replace the OS on your Chromebook with? Or am I thinking of someone else?
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-24 05:39:41.0 login to vote score 3
    random bacon: Yo ILB, what did you replace the OS on your Chromebook with? Or am I thinking of someone else?

    I didn't replace it, I put a linux toolset on it that gives more flexibility in use. The package I put on is called crouton.

    The first thing you need to do is get it into developer mode. Unfortunately, when you switch to developer mode, it erases local storage, so anything there is lost.

    Link: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343
    iggins 5808 2014-07-24 05:53:01.0 login to vote score 2
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    random bacon 12498 2014-07-24 06:08:59.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: I didn't replace it, I put a linux toolset on it that gives more flexibility in use. The package I put on is called crouton.
    The first thing you need to do is get it into developer mode. Unfortunately, when you switch to developer mode, it erases local storage, so anything there is lost.
    Link: http://lifehacker.com/how-to-install-linux-on-a-chromebook-and-unlock-its-ful-509039343


    Bookmarked, gracias. Does doing that make it windoze network compatible? Right now it's basically blank anyway, but it needs to be able to access my home network. So I'm looking at options.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-07-24 06:27:28.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: Bookmarked, gracias. Does doing that make it windoze network compatible? Right now it's basically blank anyway, but it needs to be able to access my home network. So I'm looking at options.

    Your home network runs TCP/IP. It'll play on that, just fine. It does need a wireless access point -- that's how it talks to the outside world. (WiFi)

    But it may not play nice with the windows machines without putting more software on it (accessing shared disks, your printer, and so on).
    random bacon 12498 2014-07-24 06:40:14.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: Your home network runs TCP/IP. It'll play on that, just fine. It does need a wireless access point -- that's how it talks to the outside world. (WiFi)
    But it may not play nice with the windows machines without putting more software on it (accessing shared disks, your printer, and so on).


    That's fine, I can work with that. I put Mint on an older(ish) netbook and that seems to work just fine.
    fathead jones 8080 2014-07-24 06:46:46.0 login to vote score 1
    strayling: Someone who wants to meet him on the drive, give him a wild embrace and tell him she loves him?

    Will she swear soon she'll be coming back forever?
    abbynormal 1917 2014-07-24 07:07:48.0 login to vote score 0
    spongegirl circleskirt: Gonna have to wait to do my zombie run/walk until after 6. 100 degree weather all week. Blarrrggggarbel!

    I try to wait until about an hour to 30 minutes before sundown before I walk or run.

    It's not as hot here, but much more humid.


    fatsean 3838 2014-07-24 07:13:17.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins:

    I spy with my little eye...
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-07-24 07:37:26.0 login to vote score 4


    "TA DA!"
    clifton 1850 2014-07-24 07:58:17.0 login to vote score 2
    bluegargoyle: New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Finished the southside tower by the water, replacing the tower cobblestone with white stained clay:



    A look at my potions room, made up to look like the Nether:



    Somehow the iron golem got trapped in the pig pen, so now he guards the pigs:



    Decided we needed a Viking longhouse:


    Damn, dude. Nice.
    iggins 5808 2014-07-24 07:58:44.0 login to vote score 1
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    eddyatwork 998 2014-07-24 08:40:18.0 login to vote score 0
    bluegargoyle: New on the bN Minecraft server...

    Finished the southside tower by the water, replacing the tower cobblestone with white stained clay:



    A look at my potions room, made up to look like the Nether:



    Somehow the iron golem got trapped in the pig pen, so now he guards the pigs:



    Decided we needed a Viking longhouse:


    Pretty cool!
    texas raider 728 2014-07-24 09:06:29.0 login to vote score 1
    If you logged in, you could post here.