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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:53 am

That's good to hear. Which island are you on? Would be starting to get a bit chilly now. We're in the last stages of warmth here, got to about 33C today which is pretty warm for April here. Looking forward to bit of coolness as I'm getting sick of the warmth now.


North island, been in Auckland for a few days and now settling into Wellington. It's still a heck of a lot hotter than Scotland was! I'm looking forward to autumn and winter too, it's too blooming hot :)
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Postposted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:00 pm

Today's "What If" http://what-if.xkcd.com/40/ mentions FOOF and links to the article on "Things I Won't Work With":
http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/20 ... uoride.php

This led to much wasted time as the whole stream of "Things I Won't Work With" is absolutely hilarious for anyone who has any chemistry background:
http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/th ... work_with/
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Tue Apr 09, 2013 2:10 pm

notfred wrote:Today's "What If" http://what-if.xkcd.com/40/ mentions FOOF and links to the article on "Things I Won't Work With":
http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/20 ... uoride.php

This led to much wasted time as the whole stream of "Things I Won't Work With" is absolutely hilarious for anyone who has any chemistry background:
http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/th ... work_with/

You'd probably love to read "Ignition" by John Clark. Tells his stories of liquid propellant rocket work starting in the early days. Easily found in PDF by Googling. Derek Lowe refers to the book in his post about Chlorine Trifluoride, right up there with FOOF in the nastiness department.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:12 pm

OH man. 1/2 oz Fireball with 3-4 oz Jack Daniels honey whiskey is pure awesome.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:31 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:OH man. 1/2 oz Fireball with 3-4 oz Jack Daniels honey whiskey is pure awesome.
Posts like these -- along with my girlfriend being a bartender -- make me wish I could drink alcohol. (╥﹏╥)
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:19 am

auxy wrote:
paulWTAMU wrote:OH man. 1/2 oz Fireball with 3-4 oz Jack Daniels honey whiskey is pure awesome.
Posts like these -- along with my girlfriend being a bartender -- make me wish I could drink alcohol. (╥﹏╥)


Just go lick some wood, roughly the same taste as whiskey and doesn't have an age limit.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:35 pm

Ryu Connor wrote:Just go lick some wood, roughly the same taste as whiskey and doesn't have an age limit.
N-no, errm, I'll be 23 next month. It's not an age thing; I'm terribly prone to alcohol flush reaction or "asian blush", my low body weight makes me extremely sensitive to the stuff, and I have poor self-control. As a result of those three, er, "conditions", I avoid it like the plague.

I really enjoy the taste though, especially of some of the fruitier drinks my girlfriend mixes up. I suppose that's weird, to enjoy the taste of alcohol, but I also love the smell of gasoline and adore the scent of body odor, so I think I just have a weird sniffer. Hehe.
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Postposted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:27 am

I only drink the stuff that taste good so I don't think it's odd.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:45 am

auxy wrote:It's not an age thing; I'm terribly prone to alcohol flush reaction or "asian blush",

Looks like the rate of incidence is high enough that I'm pretty lucky to not be affected.

auxy wrote:I really enjoy the taste though, especially of some of the fruitier drinks my girlfriend mixes up. I suppose that's weird, to enjoy the taste of alcohol, but I also love the smell of gasoline and adore the scent of body odor, so I think I just have a weird sniffer. Hehe.

If you've got a really *sensitive* nose you'd probably make a very good beer judge (if not for the adverse reaction). :wink:
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Postposted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:05 am

Weird that you enjoy the taste of alcohol?

I've never heard that one.
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Postposted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:10 am

Just found (off of youtube) the complete series of The Magic School Bus.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh9SHUh42GY
is the first episode.(The rest are linked from there).
You could also buy it off of Amazon.com:
http://www.amazon.com/The-Magic-School- ... school+bus

$43.92 before shipping costs.(I would buy the DVDs,I just don't have the money to spare right now.)

Oh god,the happy memories. I used to watch this live on TV back in middle school. It's a trip down memory lane.
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Postposted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:38 am

They let me go back to work today (I live in Boston - work downtown). LOTS of law enforcement still around. It's about a 4-5 minute walk from the train to my office and I saw ~20 cops, 5 uniformed soldiers, and ~5 FBI agents. Crazy.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:07 pm

Glad to hear you're OK Jack!

OMG have to pee so bad.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:07 pm

derFunkenstein wrote:Glad to hear you're OK Jack!

OMG have to pee so bad.

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Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:47 am

I was in a conference call and momentarily lost focus. :lol:
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:51 am

@ Auxy I used to train ninjutsu and for the new year we came together for saki and what not to toast and celebrate our progress. The one guy (asian) had a single shot and within a minute looked completely wasted, and was SO red-faced. Funny dude. Also, unfiltered saki has a gross texture and taste IMO. Not a fan of saki in general. I rarely drink these days. If I do, Chimay Blue please.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:49 am

steelcity_ballin wrote:@ Auxy I used to train ninjutsu and for the new year we came together for saki and what not to toast and celebrate our progress. The one guy (asian) had a single shot and within a minute looked completely wasted, and was SO red-faced. Funny dude. Also, unfiltered saki has a gross texture and taste IMO. Not a fan of saki in general. I rarely drink these days. If I do, Chimay Blue please.

Eh? Unfiltered sake is excellent -- I think it has a smoother taste and finish compared to the clear stuff.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:57 am

One of the guys in the homebrew club also used to make sake (among many, many other fermented beverages). I used to joke that his middle name was "Will Ferment Anything". The time I tried his sake, it was kind of like what I imagine drinking jet fuel would be like... :lol:

In other alcohol-related news, the new home brewing bill just passed the Illinois House. So (assuming it passes in the Senate as well next week) homebrew club meetings and homebrew competitions won't be technically illegal any more. Didn't even realize that they *were* illegal until about a year ago! (Apparently, per the existing law it is not kosher to transport homemade alcohol outside of your home or serve it to anyone who isn't a member of your family or household guest...)

In non-alcohol related news, we got like 5 inches of rain overnight. Took me half an hour to get out of my subdivision this AM due to all the standing water; water was even shooting up out of a lot of the storm drains! The office is half empty due to people not being able to get here or staying home to deal with flooded basements. We're supposed to get another couple of inches this afternooon/evening. Whee!

Edit: So in a way, I guess it is a blessing that my sump pumps both failed a couple of weeks ago instead of yesterday...
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Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:09 pm

Huh. Tried the Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale last night. Damn interesting beer (I still don't think I found all the flavors hiding in it), although it didn't pair well with the cuban I ate (and usually I'm not one to care about how well my beverage is paired to my food). I suspect it actually works better alone, rather than with food at all.

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Now I just need to decide what OS I want to run... I could go for Ubuntu Server 12.04 to simplify the migration (my current box running Ubuntu Server 10.04), but I'd kinda like to switch to something with good ZFS support, which means FreeBSD (granted, I could get FreeBSD with a Debian GNU userland) or Solaris/Illumos.
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Postposted on Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:35 pm

"Fireball" is disgusting stuff, but we still killed half a bottle of it. I'm goign to stick with regular or honey whiskey.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:40 pm

Reason #431 why the world is doomed. Went to pick up tonight's pizza dinner to find that their computer had crashed. The only place where the order total is kept is on the computer, so the 2 20-something girls behind the counter were violently flailing away on a calculator and getting nowhere, mainly because they couldn't figure out how to add the tax. I grabbed the menu to get the prices, spent 15 seconds thinking about it, and told them what to charge me. They both looked at me as if I'd raised Lazarus.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:49 pm

I really wish I could be pinpoint accurate with percentages. I can usually get within 5 cents or so, but never quite that good. Unless it's something really round. But also not always knowing what the sales tax for whatever county I'm in as it varies.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:22 pm

CampinCarl wrote:I really wish I could be pinpoint accurate with percentages. I can usually get within 5 cents or so, but never quite that good. Unless it's something really round. But also not always knowing what the sales tax for whatever county I'm in as it varies.

It was a $28.90 tab with 9% tax. It's easier if you calculate 10% and then remove 1% just by moving the decimal. Add that to $29 and take off a dime. Voila. For quick mental math, working to the nearest zero is almost always your friend.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:46 pm

I would have gone up to 29, figured 9% of that (at $2.61), then subtracted 109% of the 10¢ difference (at 11¢) to get $29 +2.61 -0.11 = $31.50. Since I was once a broke college kid working in a pizzeria, I might have given them more and let them keep the change.

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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:31 pm

I"m a generous tipper. I probably would have just given them 33 and called it a day.
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Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:39 pm

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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:43 pm

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CampinCarl wrote:I really wish I could be pinpoint accurate with percentages. I can usually get within 5 cents or so, but never quite that good. Unless it's something really round. But also not always knowing what the sales tax for whatever county I'm in as it varies.

It was a $28.90 tab with 9% tax. It's easier if you calculate 10% and then remove 1% just by moving the decimal. Add that to $29 and take off a dime. Voila. For quick mental math, working to the nearest zero is almost always your friend.

Yeah, I usually round off tips, but using 10% and 1% as guides makes quick work.

And since there are apparently 20-somethings out there who don't know how to figure sales tax from a calculator, if the tax is 6%, just multiply the subtotal by 1.06.

I know this bunch can probably figure that out or already knows it, but it's a simple conversion and ridiculously easy to do on calculator.
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Postposted on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:21 am

Your taxes are in nice even percents? Our sales tax is 8.25 percent (or maybe 8.35 now, I forget). I'd hate to have to do that in my head :lol: I can do a single percent (usually) but once I have to start keeping track of decimals I can't keep it straight without writing stuff down.

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Postposted on Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:41 am

Pah, try 20% sales tax over here :P

At least it's always in the sticker price though...

(also makes buying computer hardware when on family visits to the US and shipping it back over in the suitcase a worthwhile endeavour!)
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Postposted on Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:00 am

6% is actually what I was paying in Indianapolis. Chicagoland, as far as I've noticed, is different depending on which suburb you're in, and that seems to have an effect on the "roundness" of the percentage.
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