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Postposted on Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:10 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:Just sampled my IIPA and my PA from my keggerator. The PA is pretty nice and standard, but the IIPA tastes like hoppy rocket fuel. It needs another 2 weeks in the keg I think.

Any idea what your starting gravity and fermentation temperatures were like? Overly warm fermentation or marginal yeast health (you really should make a starter for high-gravity beers) are the usual culprits when you get a "rocket fuel" character on a high-gravity beer. And yeah, some aging ought to smooth it out.
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I have a Borderlands 2 and Borderlands GOTY key for sale. I thought I'd check in with the regulars in here to see if anyone wants them. You can have both for 25 bux. Any takers?
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:30 pm

DancinJack wrote:I have a Borderlands 2 and Borderlands GOTY key for sale. I thought I'd check in with the regulars in here to see if anyone wants them. You can have both for 25 bux. Any takers?

This really should be on the Bargain Basement. Start a thread there and I'll make this one disappear.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:34 pm

Yeah, sorry.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:56 pm

the longer teething last, th emore convinced I get that there's a malevolent omnipotent diety.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:05 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:the longer teething last, th emore convinced I get that there's a malevolent omnipotent diety.

I see you've taken the average parent's approach to teething issues. CH3CH2OH.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:35 pm

Random trivia for 7/9/2013 - Historically (going way, way, back...), the unit of weight for gemstones (the carat) was based on the weight of a carob seed.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:47 pm

And leg before wicket (lbw) first appeared in the laws of cricket in 1774. Some 240 years later the precise definition is still a mystery.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:09 am

Captain Ned wrote:And leg before wicket (lbw) first appeared in the laws of cricket in 1774. Some 240 years later the precise definition is still a mystery.


But it does create a talking (arguing) point when having a beer after the game. Most batsmen are adamant that they were not out and all bowlers claim it was plumb and don't know what the batsman was complaining about.

P.S. thinking about its pretty well defined. It's just that there's so much difference in interpretation by umpires. Been watching some baseball lately and noticed the strike zone is a similar case. Commentators always talking about a big or small strike zone.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:44 am

monts wrote:P.S. thinking about its pretty well defined. It's just that there's so much difference in interpretation by umpires. Been watching some baseball lately and noticed the strike zone is a similar case. Commentators always talking about a big or small strike zone.

As will be with any game judged in real time by humans. I'll be the first to admit that the strike zone in the rules and the strike zone as called are not congruent, but LBW rulings make MLB umpires look like paragons of consistency.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:51 am

Captain Ned wrote:
monts wrote:P.S. thinking about its pretty well defined. It's just that there's so much difference in interpretation by umpires. Been watching some baseball lately and noticed the strike zone is a similar case. Commentators always talking about a big or small strike zone.

As will be with any game judged in real time by humans. I'll be the first to admit that the strike zone in the rules and the strike zone as called are not congruent, but LBW rulings make MLB umpires look like paragons of consistency.


Around here most of the people who carry on about LBW are those that don't or haven't played the game. Those of us who have don't seem to have too much hassle with it. Personally I'd prefer less technology and just to leave it up to the umpires.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:06 pm

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Postposted on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:51 pm

So yesterday in front of my house, I saw an old guy in a rattletrap pickup truck blow by a pizza delivery guy who was trying to make a U-turn. Going about 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, "pickup truck guy" passed "pizza delivery guy" on the left with no room for oncoming traffic and not even a twitch on the brake pedal or any regard for letting him complete his maneuver or at least get the hell out of the way.

It goes without saying that the pizza delivery guy's car was barely held together with chewing gum, duct tape, twine, and toothpicks; so neither car was the epitome of class or even confidence of mechanical reliability.

A major pileup in a 25 MPH zone was narrowly avoided, but it would have been a bloody mess if there were any bikers or joggers (or me) in that intersection at that moment.

Ten minutes later, pickup truck guy is now "motorcycle guy" riding his big Harley down my street; it was definitely the same dude, only this time he was moving much more slowly and much more carefully, making the traffic behind him go much more slowly than "pizza guy" was just a few minutes before.

So after a brief WTF moment, I began to think. Just how many of us lead schizophrenic lives from minute to minute? And do we recognize it in ourselves? Or are we oblivious because it's normal behavior at this point?
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:03 pm

So how the heck does the inside surface of a car rear window get dirty anyway? I could see it happening if someone in the family was a smoker, but my car is a no smoking zone. The used paper towels were surprisingly grimy.

I also think I need another new radiator cap. Old one was leaking, bought a cheap-ass replacement a few weeks ago (14 YO car with nearly 180K on it, I am trying to minimize how much more I put into this rust bucket), I think the cap is still leaking a little. Guess I won't go for the cheapest aftermarket cap this time. :roll:
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:09 pm

just brew it! wrote:So how the heck does the inside surface of a car rear window get dirty anyway? I could see it happening if someone in the family was a smoker, but my car is a no smoking zone. The used paper towels were surprisingly grimy.

You ride around with the windows open? Guess where all the stuff the wind blows into the windows comes to a sudden stop. If it were a new car it'd be plastic outgassing but your old relic must have given up all the volatiles already.

As for the radiator cap, make sure there's nothing gritty on either sealing surface.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:15 pm

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just brew it! wrote:So how the heck does the inside surface of a car rear window get dirty anyway? I could see it happening if someone in the family was a smoker, but my car is a no smoking zone. The used paper towels were surprisingly grimy.

You ride around with the windows open? Guess where all the stuff the wind blows into the windows comes to a sudden stop. If it were a new car it'd be plastic outgassing but your old relic must have given up all the volatiles already.

Yeah, I suppose... but why does it *stick*? It's not like I'm going off-roading in the mud with the windows open; I'd think that if anything, there'd be a pile of crap collecting on on the rear deck. This phenomenon is something that has puzzled me (and others, maybe...?) for a long time! :lol:

Captain Ned wrote:As for the radiator cap, make sure there's nothing gritty on either sealing surface.

Yeah, I'll check that. My bet is that it is just a crap cap though.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:31 pm

just brew it! wrote:Yeah, I suppose... but why does it *stick*? It's not like I'm going off-roading in the mud with the windows open; I'd think that if anything, there'd be a pile of crap collecting on on the rear deck. This phenomenon is something that has puzzled me (and others, maybe...?) for a long time! :lol:

I've just stopped puzzling about it and accepted it. Same thing happens in my car which rarely has the windows open. A real SWAG is that the heating/cooling cycle of the Sun combined with direct irradiation of the rear deck somehow makes the schmutz stick to the inside of the rear window, but I just clean it off and harrumph.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:53 pm

Epic XKCD...

I posted about this a few months ago, and it's still going. XKCD #1190 has been changing every hour, on the hour (every half-hour initially), since late March.

This site lets you watch the entire sequence -- with pause/forward/back capability -- in its entirety.

Note: The current frame, as of 9:47 CDT, is all black... a "fade to black" between scenes of sorts. You can hit the second link above and use the left-arrow key to move back through the last few hours/days worth of frames (it wraps around) if you want to get a feel for the recent history... or just let the aubronwood site load and free-run to get the whole sequence from the start.
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Postposted on Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:58 pm

BIF wrote:So yesterday in front of my house, I saw an old guy in a rattletrap pickup truck blow by a pizza delivery guy who was trying to make a U-turn. Going about 40 MPH in a 25 MPH zone, "pickup truck guy" passed "pizza delivery guy" on the left with no room for oncoming traffic and not even a twitch on the brake pedal or any regard for letting him complete his maneuver or at least get the hell out of the way.

It goes without saying that the pizza delivery guy's car was barely held together with chewing gum, duct tape, twine, and toothpicks; so neither car was the epitome of class or even confidence of mechanical reliability.

A major pileup in a 25 MPH zone was narrowly avoided, but it would have been a bloody mess if there were any bikers or joggers (or me) in that intersection at that moment.

Ten minutes later, pickup truck guy is now "motorcycle guy" riding his big Harley down my street; it was definitely the same dude, only this time he was moving much more slowly and much more carefully, making the traffic behind him go much more slowly than "pizza guy" was just a few minutes before.

So after a brief WTF moment, I began to think. Just how many of us lead schizophrenic lives from minute to minute? And do we recognize it in ourselves? Or are we oblivious because it's normal behavior at this point?


Risk. Like it or not, we are governed by what we perceive as risks. I have always wondered myself those that suffer from road rage what kind of persons they are in other facets of their lives. Without consequences people would succumb to their baser desires. There are certain artificial constructs (most powerful would be survival, and to procreate) in our mind that keep us in check. To some, it is their sense of morality, freedom, their aim for fame, for acceptance, vanity, rewards, whatnot. But to a very few rare, their brains don't work as quite as well, and well.....

About living two lives, it might just be that we compartmentalize and rationalize our decisions to fit the end that we truly want. It is more like we decide before hand what we want, and we cherry pick our rationalizations for it. In this sense, we might arrive at cognitive dissonance. Not at the level that a pathological liar is able to gymnastically juggle, and believe his own lies, but, nonetheless, we do it to a lesser extent. Think hard the last time you had one of those "rationalizations". It is very to look at yourself, as far as we know, we see ourselves as we want to see ourselves, and thus, we cherry pick so that it matches our conclusion. Sort of picking a jury where they already have a stake on the outcome of the case, and their mind is already made up. They will reach the verdict and they will do so holding many conflicting pieces of facts in their heads.

Such is human nature....
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Postposted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:13 am

Some of the gunk on the rear window is from the plastics in the car out gassing. It's a sublimation process so sticks to the inside of the glass.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:19 am

notfred wrote:Some of the gunk on the rear window is from the plastics in the car out gassing. It's a sublimation process so sticks to the inside of the glass.

How long do they keep outgassing? This car is 14 years old...
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Postposted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:24 am

Regarding road rage, my personal explanation is simple.

Imagine you're walking on a sidewalk. Constantly you have people cutting you off, suddenly stopping, nudging you out of the way, turning around, etc. Basically, there's no respect for your personal space and mobility. Eventually your Rage-O-Meter fills up.

The car and roads, as I see them, are essentially you and your sidewalk, with the vehicle being perceived as an extension of your body, and as such requiring its space, travel flow, etc. Add to that the psychological fact of knowing that slamming a 1 ton+ object against another can very well result in grieve injury or death, and it's only natural that one gets angry when people don't respect road rules or are otherwise obnoxious.
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Postposted on Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:59 am

just brew it! wrote:
notfred wrote:Some of the gunk on the rear window is from the plastics in the car out gassing. It's a sublimation process so sticks to the inside of the glass.

How long do they keep outgassing? This car is 14 years old...
Should be done by now unless you are cleaning the plastics with something like ArmorAll, or suddenly parking in the sun when it has spent all its life parked in the shade. May be just the road grime as the good Captain suggested earlier.
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Postposted on Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:30 pm

Stupid circuit breaker for the bedroom keeps tripping every day or two. Aside from the breaker, nothing seems amiss; and there's nothing plugged in to that circuit that should be drawing an appreciable load. Barring an intermittent in-wall wiring short, I'm guessing that the breaker is just bad.

Guess I'll try replacing the breaker. Never done that before, but it looks simple enough.
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Postposted on Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:59 am

just brew it! wrote:Stupid circuit breaker for the bedroom keeps tripping every day or two. Aside from the breaker, nothing seems amiss; and there's nothing plugged in to that circuit that should be drawing an appreciable load. Barring an intermittent in-wall wiring short, I'm guessing that the breaker is just bad.

Guess I'll try replacing the breaker. Never done that before, but it looks simple enough.

Depending on the brand, it should be pretty easy. Only one wire involved.

The more a breaker trips, the less able it is to hold at its rated current
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Postposted on Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:41 pm

Is it a standard breaker or something like an arc-fault one? Our bedroom plugs have to be on an AFCI. This gives you more failure modes on the breaker, in addition to the more real faults it will pick up e.g. like loose connections.
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Postposted on Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:03 pm

I have a sub to Amazon Prime; TNG is on that.

So I was rewatching Chain of Command; and all I could think of was someone doing that to Sam. And I was ready to kill someone with my bare hands if they tried; and I actually think I could have at that moment if I needed to. Is that sort of thing normal?
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Postposted on Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:11 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:I have a sub to Amazon Prime; TNG is on that.

So I was rewatching Chain of Command; and all I could think of was someone doing that to Sam. And I was ready to kill someone with my bare hands if they tried; and I actually think I could have at that moment if I needed to. Is that sort of thing normal?

Perfectly. Just goes to show how well that two-parter was written, acted, and filmed. The best stuff in movies/TV so engages your emotions that you ARE the character and feel as the character does. It's not often pulled off but when it is and is done as well as Chain the personal emotional effects are, as you found, undeniably powerful.
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Postposted on Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:26 pm

notfred wrote:Is it a standard breaker or something like an arc-fault one? Our bedroom plugs have to be on an AFCI. This gives you more failure modes on the breaker, in addition to the more real faults it will pick up e.g. like loose connections.

Just a standard breaker. Replacement was uneventful, and it hasn't tripped since.

Do people generally power down the whole panel to do a breaker replacement? Seemed unnecessary to me as long as the breaker being replaced is switched off prior to disconnecting the wire...
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Lost J.J. Cale today. Writer of "Cocaine" and "After Midnight", performed many times live with Clapton. All-around musician whose influence sneaks under the radar.
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