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Re: Things I find a tad exasperating v.3
« Reply #2975 on: February 07, 2024, 05:30:22 AM »
We had a partial solar eclipse some time last year here in FL, I made the pinhole box thing and showed my daughter (4) and she liked it for about a second. I was so fascinated with it.

Also, the sunlight at the peak of the eclipse is surreal. It's like a blend of daytime and nighttime, kind of hazy in a way and trippy. I was glad it was the kids' naptime so I could take it all in.

A couple years ago, my daughter and I did the cereal box viewer thing.  It was a lot of fun and a great bonding experience.  It worked, too! 

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« Reply #2976 on: February 07, 2024, 05:58:16 AM »
Buy good glasses and lens filters now. The gouging has probably already begun, but at least there will still be a great deal of supply.

I drove to Kentucky to see the last one. I'm lucky that this one is passing over Dallas. I'll drive an hour in either direction for a better view, depending on the weather. A total eclipse is a damned impressive thing to see. Part of the reason for all of the effort back in 2017(?) was insurance in case this one got rained out or something.

Yeah, got my glasses and camera filter. Tested them out on Sunday so I'm all good on that end.

My first eclipse was when I was on my 9th birthday. Where I was it was only partial, but something like 90%.

The last partial one we had I was totally unaware of it until we went out late in the morning and it looked like afternoon. Took me a little bit to realize what was going on.

One thing I won't do is look at an eclipse through any sort of glasses. Not going to risk my eye sight to see the sun with something in front of it.
That's why you need special glasses.

I'm not ashamed to admit that when I was a teenager, I "experimented" to see how many sunglasses I needed to stack in order to block out enough sunlight to stare directly into the sun. I won't tell you how ridiculous I looked with the mount of sunglasses I had on at once, but I'm sure you can picture it  :lol

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« Reply #2977 on: February 07, 2024, 07:32:11 AM »
Oh, I know there are special glasses for it. I just don’t want to take any chances!

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« Reply #2978 on: February 12, 2024, 05:22:15 AM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

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« Reply #2979 on: February 20, 2024, 03:52:06 PM »
The power went out last night, and we have a "flash" water heater, so I couldn't shower before work this morning.  I was sort of able to wash my hair under the cold water, but I'm now sitting in my office feeling like a total scunge.
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« Reply #2980 on: February 22, 2024, 07:27:15 PM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

I haven't seen this until recently at the station nearest to me. I stopped pumping when I knew I had enough to make it to a better station.

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« Reply #2981 on: February 22, 2024, 07:34:17 PM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

Sucks in the northeast when it's cold AF.
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« Reply #2982 on: February 22, 2024, 07:43:28 PM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

Sucks in the northeast when it's cold AF.

So cold causes it? Sounds like that would make sense. It's been much chillier than it has been recently.

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« Reply #2983 on: February 22, 2024, 07:44:50 PM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

Sucks in the northeast when it's cold AF.

So cold causes it? Sounds like that would make sense. It's been much chillier than it has been recently.

No, I think he's saying it sucks to stand there pumping because it's so cold. That's why I get back in the car.
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« Reply #2984 on: February 22, 2024, 07:46:59 PM »
What Tim said. Those slow pumps while you stans out in the cold. The wind chill adds to it.
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« Reply #2985 on: February 22, 2024, 07:47:46 PM »
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
Winger Theater Forums........or WTF.  ;D
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« Reply #2986 on: February 22, 2024, 07:49:06 PM »
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« Reply #2987 on: February 22, 2024, 07:55:12 PM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

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« Reply #2988 on: February 22, 2024, 08:08:12 PM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

we had a few -20+ days already in Colorado this year. Which aren't the most common thing, but have become more common in the last few years
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« Reply #2989 on: February 22, 2024, 09:44:33 PM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

You'd be fine, I moved from FL to NC, I survived and even love the cold weather.

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« Reply #2990 on: February 23, 2024, 04:10:30 AM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

It was 11 degrees when I woke up yesterday.
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« Reply #2991 on: February 23, 2024, 06:14:59 AM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

I think you’ll be okay. I say this as someone who spent three years in LA and then the next year walked through waist deep snow in -20 degrees. Did think I was gonna die though. 
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« Reply #2992 on: February 23, 2024, 06:33:30 AM »
Man, I think I would instantly die if I experienced an outside temp lower than 33.

I think you’ll be okay. I say this as someone who spent three years in LA and then the next year walked through waist deep snow in -20 degrees. Did think I was gonna die though.

I remember your story of going out food shopping and wondering if you would make it back.  Snow was up to your chest.
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« Reply #2993 on: February 23, 2024, 07:49:13 AM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

Sucks in the northeast when it's cold AF.

So cold causes it? Sounds like that would make sense. It's been much chillier than it has been recently.

No, I think he's saying it sucks to stand there pumping because it's so cold. That's why I get back in the car.
We don't have the auto-lock/hold clip for gas pumps here in NYC. So if you are pumping gas, you have to hold the nozzle.

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« Reply #2994 on: February 23, 2024, 07:50:25 AM »
Why are some gas pumps so damn slow? I'm going to be standing here all morning

Sucks in the northeast when it's cold AF.

So cold causes it? Sounds like that would make sense. It's been much chillier than it has been recently.

No, I think he's saying it sucks to stand there pumping because it's so cold. That's why I get back in the car.
We don't have the auto-lock/hold clip for gas pumps here in NYC. So if you are pumping gas, you have to hold the nozzle.

I jam my gas cap under the handle and climb back in at places that don't have those.

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« Reply #2995 on: February 23, 2024, 06:22:29 PM »
At least I know if I venture into those temps, you all believe me in me.

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« Reply #2996 on: February 23, 2024, 06:23:39 PM »
At least I know if I venture into those temps, you all believe me in me.

We will definitely believe you in you.
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« Reply #2997 on: February 23, 2024, 06:35:31 PM »
I'm leaving that there in there.

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« Reply #2998 on: February 25, 2024, 04:44:41 PM »
My computer monitor shit itself.  I mean ots only 20 years old.  :lol

Basically computer turns on and it just goes black after about 5 seconds.  You then it off then on, same thing, 5 seconds then black.  The computer still operates and you can hear music but no matter what, the monitor does this.  The green light on the monitor stays on too when it's black.  Weird.
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« Reply #2999 on: February 25, 2024, 04:47:22 PM »
So you'll be posting in the Happy Thread tomorrow about your new monitor?
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« Reply #3000 on: February 25, 2024, 04:57:16 PM »
So you'll be posting in the Happy Thread tomorrow about your new monitor?

I've been turning it off and on the past 20 minutes to no avail.  I then decided to hold the power button in for a longer period of time.  It is now on and has stayed on........maybe I'm in luck.  :lol

Browsing the cheapest I could find was $138 at a chain just down the road, that's not bad if need be.  Hopefully this stays on though to give me a day reprieve.  I'm so fucking cheap.  :lol
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« Reply #3001 on: February 25, 2024, 05:17:44 PM »
Fuck, that only lasted 20 minutes.  Off again.  :lol
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« Reply #3003 on: February 25, 2024, 06:29:04 PM »
How about amazon?



Yeah cheers James.  There's actually a few online stores where I could get one for 80-90 bucks.  Instore it's looking like $127 is the cheapest.  Not sure it's worth waiting the days on it getting delivered when I can just go out this afternoon and buy one for a bit more.  I'll go down the road later and see, you never know, might be a deal in store.  Bah!  I hate spending money!
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« Reply #3004 on: February 25, 2024, 07:01:35 PM »
Good luck! Just take a break from DTF for a day or two, it won't hurt :lol

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« Reply #3005 on: February 25, 2024, 08:17:54 PM »
Sounds like me with our 14-year old living room TV.  It had been having occasional issues for a while with the primary HDMI input, but it always worked itself out pretty quickly.  Everyone kept telling me to replace it, but I didn't want to replace something that worked for the most part.  Finally,  a couple weeks ago, it died.  I actually looked up to see how much I had paid for the old TV:  $800+ in 2008.  The new TV was less than half that amount and weighs about 1/5th of the old one.  It's like night and day.
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« Reply #3006 on: February 25, 2024, 09:24:19 PM »
Good luck! Just take a break from DTF for a day or two, it won't hurt :lol

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« Reply #3007 on: February 25, 2024, 09:25:42 PM »
Sounds like me with our 14-year old living room TV.  It had been having occasional issues for a while with the primary HDMI input, but it always worked itself out pretty quickly.  Everyone kept telling me to replace it, but I didn't want to replace something that worked for the most part.  Finally,  a couple weeks ago, it died.  I actually looked up to see how much I had paid for the old TV:  $800+ in 2008.  The new TV was less than half that amount and weighs about 1/5th of the old one.  It's like night and day.

Haha, that will be me.  My current monitor is as thick as one of those old school TV's!  :lol
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« Reply #3008 on: February 25, 2024, 09:57:48 PM »
Sounds like me with our 14-year old living room TV.  It had been having occasional issues for a while with the primary HDMI input, but it always worked itself out pretty quickly.  Everyone kept telling me to replace it, but I didn't want to replace something that worked for the most part.  Finally,  a couple weeks ago, it died.  I actually looked up to see how much I had paid for the old TV:  $800+ in 2008.  The new TV was less than half that amount and weighs about 1/5th of the old one.  It's like night and day.

About the same here. Bought a 50" plasma in 2009 when we bought our house. Seemed like an amazing upgrade from my 32" CRT. Was ecstatic I found something for less that $1k. A dead line on the screen finally made me buy a new one last year, a 65" for less than I paid for the 50"
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« Reply #3009 on: February 26, 2024, 02:54:06 AM »
So I went to the store after gym today and no cheap ones in stock.  Hmmm....I have found myself in a dilemma. I hate problems that aren't actual problems.
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