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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:40 am

Arclight wrote:Personalize>Window color

What to choose? So many options.....is there a scientifically proven color that is easy or good for the eyes? I can haz a pic to compare?

You should select hot pink windows on top of a solid yellow desktop background. Then your UI will look like some of the 3.11-for-Workgroups lab machines we cruelly pranked back in high school (seeing as how true roaming profiles didn't exist yet, and most users didn't know how to change the settings).
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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:42 am

ludi wrote:You should select hot pink windows on top of a solid yellow desktop background. Then your UI will look like some of the 3.11-for-Workgroups lab machines we cruelly pranked back in high school (seeing as how true roaming profiles didn't exist yet, and most users didn't know how to change the settings).

Back in those bad old days one of my co-workers actually used Hot Dog Stand on a daily basis.
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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:08 pm

Now to try to replace the OLED screen in the daughter's Zune HD and get everything back in the case without breaking it more. Was surprised that when it fell out of her pocket and was run over by the wife's CR-V that the screen (which is buried under a clear glass touchscreen panel) was the only thing that broke.
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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:44 pm

I thought "Zune" was by definition broken?
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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:51 pm

notfred wrote:I thought "Zune" was by definition broken?

Sorry, but I love mine. I've never used it as an ecosystem, but just as a storage dump for stuff I already own. In that regard, it works perfecty.
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Postposted on Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:26 pm

Hmm, wonder what exercise the ANG has on tonight. In the last 15 minutes every F-16 at the ANG base (a/k/a Burlington International Airport) has climbed into the sky on a column of shock diamonds and over my house. Must be Scotland is flying over a real haggis for Burns Night tonight and they're the escort.

I mae share a birthday wit Bobby Burns, bit I nae hae his talent.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:30 am

So my wife has gotten really heavy into trying to get a referendum passed to build a new Jr. High. She made what I really think is a good website, but she wants feedback. Take a look

http://www.conradyyes.com/

She wants feedback on the look and feel, in addition to any other thoughts people might have
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Postposted on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:53 am

Needs a picture of the building. There are several links with space after the text still underlined. For example, on the News Room page the first link under NPD 117 Articles, the Cook County Clerk's website link under Voter Info, and the space before "clicking here" on that same Voter Info page in the Register to Vote section. There's some slight variation in the name of the group. Conrady YES and Conrady Yes. Just want to make sure that's consistent. It's pretty rough on the Contact Us page, and it's because it's typed out several times right together. And I get it's under construction still, just hoping I can help. :) There are a few other typos, let me know when it's closer to ready and I'd be glad to go through it.

I like the colors and the layout, and the fonts are very easy to read. I'd just love it if you could show "me" (the potential voter) why. And maybe that's already planned. Good luck!
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Postposted on Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:55 pm

And the Zune is alive. Lots of little fiddly bits, but nothing too challenging.
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Postposted on Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:03 pm

Captain Ned wrote:And the Zune is alive. Lots of little fiddly bits, but nothing too challenging.


Glad to hear you got her Zune fixed.Bet she'll be happy.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:54 pm

Hey Cap'n Ned... did you get any of these in your area?
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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:19 pm

just brew it! wrote:Hey Cap'n Ned... did you get any of these in your area?

Nope. I'm too close to the lake and too low in elevation. That place in the vid has about 1000 ft of elevation or more on me and sees much higher winds.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:55 pm

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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:05 pm


All from the truly deep seas. We've not found but a bit of the weird stuff that lives down there.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:37 pm

Captain Ned wrote: All from the truly deep seas. We've not found but a bit of the weird stuff that lives down there.
We are, however, willing to add more to that weirdness.
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Postposted on Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:35 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Captain Ned wrote: All from the truly deep seas. We've not found but a bit of the weird stuff that lives down there.

We are, however, willing to add more to that weirdness.
https://www.google.com/search?q=upward+falling+payload

Hey, we've already filled the skies with space junk. Seems to me we're running behind on cluttering up the deep oceans; all we've got so far is some shipwrecks, and the occasional oil spill... :lol:
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Postposted on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:51 am

this year's flu is evil. :evil: 20 hours of not being able to hold fluids down and I wind up in an urgent care center with a saline drip, shots to control the vomiting, and sipping pedilate to rehydrate. Apparently that long without fluids while you're sick is a really bad thing.
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Postposted on Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:52 am

Hope you start feeling better,Paul.

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Postposted on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:01 pm

It's amazing what that course did. I'm still taking pain relievers and anti-vomit drugs so I can drink and eat a bit, but that's helped a lot.
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Postposted on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:35 am

Truth is sometimes stranger than fiction: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-a ... 43001.html

I find this even more amazing than the primitive tribes that shun contact with the modern world. This family came from civilization, and intentionally left it behind.
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Postposted on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:04 am

Captain Ned wrote:Well, at least one thing enjoys the cold. The hood scoop on my turbo Subie funneling very cold air to the intercooler has done wonders for instantaneous power response this past couple of days.
I've seen figures of ≈1% horsepower increase per 10°F bandied about on the internet. I know that the seat-of-the-pants dynamometer tells me that my Acura's engine also likes the cold dry mornings much better than our humid summer weather.

If we look at the slopes of the specific volume lines on the psychrometric chart, we can probably calculate the benefit of cold dry air vs. hot humid air with more precision. I expect that the winter gasoline blend helps, too. It's a shame that the cold pavement provides less traction. Also remember that whomever you're racing will benefit from the same ambient conditions that you do. :wink:
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Postposted on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:20 am

Aagh... Once again I can't sleep.

(Doesn't help that I took a 3 hour nap earlier this afternoon.)
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Postposted on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:22 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:Also remember that whomever you're racing will benefit from the same ambient conditions that you do. :wink:

Having a finely-calibrated butt dyno comes in handy, and I still win most times. Need to evaluate the competition before committing to combat. As for cold-weather traction Subie AWD plus a set of Hakkapeliittas takes care of that.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:07 pm

It's been a while since I've needed to use a psychrometric chart, but here's what I see:

With a (dry bulb) ambient temperature of 95˚F and a wet bulb temperature of 80˚F (about 51% relative humidity), there's 0.019 lbs of water along coming along with each pound of dry air. Each pound of dry air has a specific volume of 144 cubic feet.

With a (dry bulb) ambient temperature of 45˚F and a wet bulb temperature of 34˚F (about 20% relative humidity), there's about 0.0015 lbs of water with each pound of dry air. Each pound of dry air has a specific volume of 127 cubic feet.

Your engine (or turbocharger in your case) might take in 13% more oxygen with each revolution when supplied with the cool dry air rather than the hot humid air.
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Postposted on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:22 pm

JustAnEngineer wrote:Your engine (or turbocharger in your case) might take in 13% more oxygen with each revolution when supplied with the cool dry air rather than the hot humid air.

Um, this Vermonter could have told you that. The bitch of it is that when the motor makes the most power the roads are the most unreceptive to that power
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Postposted on Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:04 pm

Just missed a call on the cell phone. Reversed the number, it resolves to Wilmington, DE, a/k/a the world's credit card management location. Zarking fardwarks, we're doing this dance again. Call my card's customer service number expecting to get the usual "we'll reissue a new card/number and you'll have it within 2 weeks" game while fully prepared to tell them that I will see it tomorrow AM courtesy of the quickest shipping FedEx can manage.

For some reason their fraud monitor twigged on four absolutely everyday normal charges (gas for both our cars, the prepaid lunch money program at the daughter's school, and an eye exam for the daughter). Sirens stopped howling and my BP might be back down to normal by the time I go to bed in 6 hours or so.

I'm glad they're watching, but they really need to work on the heuristics in their fraud detection given the bog-standard and dreadfully repetitive nature of the twigged charges.
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Postposted on Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:00 pm

Well, you never know what you'll find when you traipse through Wikipedia and YouTube at the same time.

The Movie: Fast Times at Ridgemont High. A classic of the early '80s teen sexploitation flicks. Phoebe Cates in THAT red bikini. Need I say more. Lovingly "cited" in Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom".

The Scene: Brad is delivering food wearing his Long John Silver outfit complete with dorky huge hat. Cute blonde comes up alongside in a Vette. Brad makes googoo eyes at her and she finally breaks down in laughter because of the hat. Brad doesn't realize it until he sees the hat in his own rear-view mirror.

The Payoff: The cute blonde in the Vette is Nancy Wilson of Heart fame. Seeing as she's been married to Cameron Crowe (the movie's writer) since forever, it makes perfect sense. Never knew it was Nancy until 5 minutes ago.

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Postposted on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:10 pm

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Postposted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:16 am

idchafee wrote:Filthy Critic is back!

College was Fall '81 to Spring '85. Most of the teen sexploitation movies had already been made or were made during my college years. I remember most of them.
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Postposted on Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:23 am

Ugh. Will no one rid me of this turbulent Weather Channel and its need to name winter storms?

Thomas, I apologize.
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