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  1. "welcome to the madness"

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      efaardvark

      That came up on my Spotify the other day.

      Someday I’m going to have to watch this anime.  :) 

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  2. So i know i've been gone for a long time

    But man, it was because i became somewhat lazy in life

    From all the rejections i get from girls, even though i try hard and all

     

    But i have two good news, since i've been gone

    Maybe one bad news to

    Ill explain more in detail

    But to sum up one of them, I HAVE A GIRLFRIEND AND I LOVE HER SO DEEPLY

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      efaardvark

      Congrats.  (Refraining from doing my usual Ako, "normies must die" post.  ;) )

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  3. Anyone knows how to clean a sticky mouse? I already tried microfiber cloth with isopropyl alcohol.

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      efaardvark

      @Ryan Dave Jimenez

      What kind of mechanism is it?  I’m a fan of optical mice or trackballs.
      If it is an optical ball mechanism then there will likely be 3 little nubs in the ball cavity that need to be cleaned as well.  I usually use a cotton swab to dislodge the gunk that accumulates around the nubs and makes the ball stick.  Alcohol optional.  

      Try not to get anything on the laser/sensor window.  If that gets fogged or blurred/smudged by debris then it can cause the ball to mis-track as well.  I once made the mistake of “cleaning” the window on my trackball mouse with a swab contaminated by the nub gunk.  I wound up smudging it instead and it took a bit of work to clean it enough for it to track well again.  The window is usually hidden behind the ball and well protected from dust etc. so usually I leave it alone.  99 times out if 100 just cleaning the ball with a cloth and the nubs with a swab (or even just your finger) is all it takes.

      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FJ-gnFCxyk4

  4. So uh I made the mistake of playing Pokémon until almost 3:30 in the morning 🥴

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      efaardvark

      @EnviousEnvy

      Been there.  Done that.  :D  Books and anime too.  I have to be very careful to not get sucked in.

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  5. I hope everyone who was hit by Hurricane Ida are okay!! 

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      efaardvark

      Yeah, I have people in Louisiana who are saying it was the strongest to hit them since Katrina!  I hope that isn't the reason for the (ominous?) silence here in the forums the last couple/few days.

      Meanwhile hydroelectric dams in Minnesota are being shut down for the first time since 1988 due to drought and low water conditions on the upper Mississippi.  Wildfire warnings are even going out for the area too.  Guess it isn't just us here on the West coast who have to worry about that kind of thing anymore.

      Crazy stuff.

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  6. So Tesla announced they're getting into making 'bots.  I just want to know, does it do laundry and wash dishes?  :D 

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      efaardvark

      Or maybe…

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      Collect all six!  :D 

       

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  7. Sigh

     

    Im tired of living

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      efaardvark

      You sound like you could use a Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san in your life.  :) 

      (I know I could!)

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  8. Friday the 13th is still better than any given Monday 

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      efaardvark

      I think any Friday would be better than a Monday.  :D

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      efaardvark

      Crunchyfu?  Funicrunch?

      Actually not terribly surprised after the “test merger” a while back.  (Was that just last year?)

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  9. Just yesterday I was reading that the drought in the southwestern US, to include the Colorodo river basin and the central California valley, has reached such a severe stage that soon many gigawatts of hydro power will be lost due to no water behind the dams.  Going to be interesting to see if we can run the air conditioner here in the desert in a few months.  Now I read that a recent heat wave in Greenland has melted enough of the glaciers there to cover Florida in two inches of water

    Glad climate change isn't a thing or else we might all be in deep trouble.

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      efaardvark

      @RZ. melting tundra is problematic.  Buildings built on supposedly solid "perma"frost are falling over and/or sinking as the ground thaws.  Then there's those craters.  A lot of Alaskan islands and coastal areas are also in trouble as the ice that used to protect them from the sea disappears.  Gotta pic my new homestead site carefully!

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  10. Just yesterday I was reading that the drought in the southwestern US, to include the Colorodo river basin and the central California valley, has reached such a severe stage that soon many gigawatts of hydro power will be lost due to no water behind the dams.  Going to be interesting to see if we can run the air conditioner here in the desert in a few months.  Now I read that a recent heat wave in Greenland has melted enough of the glaciers there to cover Florida in two inches of water

    Glad climate change isn't a thing or else we might all be in deep trouble.

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      efaardvark

      Time to move to Northern Canada.  And take a few redwood seedlings with me.

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  11. Fully stacked! 

    Not since Apollo has anything this big sat on a launch pad.  😮

     

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      efaardvark

      Something like that, though that would be more a New Shepard thing than a Starship thing.  🤣🤣

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  12. Life has become so hectic right now. My anxiety just won't quit either...

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      efaardvark

      @EnviousEnvy  That's a well-known problem for us here in SoCal.  The smoke from wildfires is not healthy.  Even in low concentrations that aren't quite noticeable it can give me headaches too, especially if we have a string of fires/flareups lasting weeks or months and I'm constantly exposed to the smoke and ash.  And if the fires are close by then you can add stress to the mix and get tension-headaches as well.  Other problems too, like itchy skin or eyes or even asthma attacks or allergic reactions if you're prone to that sort of thing.

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  13. Life has become so hectic right now. My anxiety just won't quit either...

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      efaardvark

      If anything this year is worse than last year for me.  More 💩, different 💩, and people are closer to their limit so they're less tolerant of 💩.  

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  14. Drone + volcano + 4k = cool video.
     
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      efaardvark

      @Q-Tip amazing to see waves of liquid rock flowing like a river and crashing like water at the beach!

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  15. For now this is just rich boys and their toys. Significant only in that it is a private endeavor that can successfully reach space.  SS2 is just a rollercoaster ride, and an extremely expensive, suborbital one at that.  Same with Bezos’ rocket.

    What I am rooting for is SpaceX’s “Starship”.  100 tons to LEO on a totally reusable, completely private-sector vehicle that is even cheaper to fly than the revolutionary Falcon 9 is -really- going usher in a whole new era.

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      efaardvark

      @Wedgy I read a science fiction story way, way back in the late 70s or early 80s.  It was actually a series of “hard” sf short stories, many brutal in fact, about the difficulties of building and maintaining a Lunar colony.  In among the stories about all the different ways to die, the difficult logistics, the politics, and the economics, there was a story about a huge underground cavern that  was described as an old magma chamber 1000s of feet in rough diameter.  Patched to be airtight and filled with atmosphere it was the setting for a largish settlement.  The story was full of insight and wonder, but the bit that stuck with me was the way the dwellings were arranged.  There were a number of “traditional” buildings laid out on the ground in the center of the area, but most of the people actually lived in “pigeonholes” drilled into the sides of the chamber.  There was a road and a system of cranes and elevators that serviced the dwellings, but mostly these were only used for freight.  The people themselves mainly traveled via personal wingsuits.. light-duty suits were self-powered by the muscles of the person wearing them to enable human-powered flight in the low lunar gravity.  There were also heavy-duty suits with small electric ducted fans that acted like small jet engines for speed or to carry light payloads.  And of course there were sport versions.  I’d pay some serious cash for a vacation in a place like that.

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  16. Charge nurse caught me singing the underpants gnome song while I was testing the crash cart. I hope she doesn't think I have a pants fetish or something...

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      efaardvark

      Just tell them you have a new kid.  They’ll understand completely, especially if they’ve ever been parents themselves.

      Otherwise, yeah..

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  17. Upgraded from a 50 inch TV to a 70 inch Samsung. Can't wait to play Mass Effect on that thing 😍

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      efaardvark

      @EnviousEnvy my tv is already mounted to the wall but it is a flush mount that doesn’t allow the tv to be pulled away from the wall.  This isn’t a big problem with my smaller tv because I can reach my arm around it to plug things in if I need to.  However the bigger TV would butt up against the wall on one side and a cabinet on the other, leaving only about an inch of clearance on each side.

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  18. Upgraded from a 50 inch TV to a 70 inch Samsung. Can't wait to play Mass Effect on that thing 😍

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      efaardvark

      I don’t have room for a 70”!  Been trying to decide if I even have room to replace my 47” with a 55 for about a couple months now.  (It would fit in the space, technically, but I’d have to get a new mount or something that would let me access the ports.  Don’t want to have to dismount the whole thing just so I can plug something in.)

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  19. All the things she said running through my head:

     

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      efaardvark

      This version made me remember what the world is like on speed.  (aka amphetamines.. probably dating myself)

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  20. I think I found the original...  :D 

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      efaardvark

      @LonelyPoet I don’t think so either.  :) 

      Still something of an ancient document tho.. the last time I was there was on a class field trip in 5th or 6th grade.  :o 

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  21. Picked up a shortwave OWVL frequency through the baby monitor that woke me in the middle of the night. Couldn't sleep after that. I am thoroughly creeped out.

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      efaardvark

      @Ohayotaku  Yeah, when they catch something it is even worse. 

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  22. Coffee was the best invention in history. Period.

  23. Picked up a shortwave OWVL frequency through the baby monitor that woke me in the middle of the night. Couldn't sleep after that. I am thoroughly creeped out.

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      efaardvark

      I’ll take that over the den of coyotes in the back yard that has been waking me up with their yapping every night recently.  Who needs sleep anyway, right?

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