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  1. #5731
    My RMAed motherboard finally arrived, so I built an open air / test bench for it and the temps and noise are way down. So yipee.
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    Waiting for my first job interview in 3 years, have to say I'm a little nervous but also excited
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    Keep it metal
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    Think it went well. Saw an automated breast milk pump tester, which is definitely not something I've seen before
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    Nor something you can unsee
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    Please tell me that this is somehow improving breast pumps. The ones around when I was breastfeeding made me feel like a cow.
    We're stuck in a bloody snowglobe.

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    I bought an Acer Chromebook earlier this week. So far I am extremely pleased.
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    I fired a gun today. For the first time in my life.
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    Now you can protect Amsterdam we go skeet-shooting from time to time, and I've tried shooting with hunting rifles, but no real handguns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    Now you can protect Amsterdam we go skeet-shooting from time to time, and I've tried shooting with hunting rifles, but no real handguns.
    Yeah, with the Brexit apocalypse looming. There were 2 handguns; a 22mm and a 29mm. To my surprise my aim was better with the 29. Despite the fact that it felt more difficult to control.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Yeah, with the Brexit apocalypse looming. There were 2 handguns; a 22mm and a 29mm. To my surprise my aim was better with the 29. Despite the fact that it felt more difficult to control.
    I never really got the appeal. To me, if I train to use a firearm it's likely to be something with actual stopping power, and only because I expect to need the skill. Happy you enjoyed, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Yeah, with the Brexit apocalypse looming. There were 2 handguns; a 22mm and a 29mm. To my surprise my aim was better with the 29. Despite the fact that it felt more difficult to control.
    I sure hope you were firing a .22 caliber and not a 22mm handgun! I'm not familiar with the 29mm (I'm guessing caliber?) cartridge - is that a common European round?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch the Red View Post
    I sure hope you were firing a .22 caliber and not a 22mm handgun! I'm not familiar with the 29mm (I'm guessing caliber?) cartridge - is that a common European round?
    I probably messee up the calibers, but shooting was more fun than I expected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    I probably messee up the calibers, but shooting was more fun than I expected.
    Glad you enjoyed it! What are the rules surrounding firearms where you live? Does using them require membership in a shooting club?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enoch the Red View Post
    Glad you enjoyed it! What are the rules surrounding firearms where you live? Does using them require membership in a shooting club?
    TBH I don't know the rules in Holland. But here in Istanbul (Turkey) it was as simple as going to a shooting range (indoor), sign in, and pick which guns you'd like to try. Everything was supervised from beginning to the end though. I got a demonstration of how to load and shoot. Then I got explained how to actually shoot and then do it.
    The smaller gun was easy to handle and had minimal recoil. With the second gun I felt less in control, but funnily enough my aim with it was better.
    Greece shows us that there is a kind of politician worse than the ones that break their election promises; the ones that keep their election promises.

  16. #5746
    Last night in NY we had an electrical transformer fire that created plasma and lit-up the night sky with blue light (due to low clouds). You could see it from miles away, and could hear a humming of electricity for miles too.

    No one was injured, there was just some flight delays due to power issues (which isn't great for those experiencing it). But it was pretty and unique! Like a northern lights


  17. #5747
    I'm kinda sad that made you feel happy.

  18. #5748
    ... so is he
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  19. #5749
    Happy to have learned about Tara Westover and her amazing story (on public radio).

    https://tarawestover.com/

    The slick web site is quixotic. Wow

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    Hope is the denial of reality

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    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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    I'm happy to be a renter now, living in an apartment complex that plows, shovels, and salts our streets, sidewalks, and steps. And I'm happy to live within walking distance to a grocery store, a bakery, a pizzeria, and a 24 hr gas station/convenience store with an ATM.

    If this ice-snow storm gets as bad as predicted, I won't feel trapped at home. And if the power goes out, we'll be a priority for the utility companies. (So much better than waiting around as a small neighborhood of individual houses.)

    My sister living in rural Indiana dug a "latrine" in their backyard, after losing power several times during this storm cell. Seriously. And she's using portable gas heaters to keep their pipes from freezing. They live miles away from the nearest volunteer fire dept. and they don't have water hydrants. But that's for the WTF thread.

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    Aye my sister is a deputy head teacher at a primary school in Tottenham and lives nearby. It really is very run down. Also home to the notorious Broadwater Farm estate which has just about the worst reputation in the country.
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    It's actually the original French billion, which is bi-million, which is a million to the power of 2. We adopted the word, and then they changed it, presumably as revenge for Crecy and Agincourt, and then the treasonous Americans adopted the new French usage and spread it all over the world. And now we have to use it.

    And that's Why I'm Voting Leave.

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    This thread: https://mobile.twitter.com/nick_kapu...23836209872897



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    Finally dumped Frontier

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    Nice. Wish we had that at my school - but, no, some dimwit (at the state level) decided that 100 Mbps is enough for a school with 1,700 pupils. Which includes 500 school-owned network connected PCs and a semi-public WLAN for teachers' and pupils' devices.

    Hell, 10 years back when I was living in a students' dormitory I already had symmetrical Gbit. But, sure, always speak of the "challenge of digitalization" and then don't actually give us the tools to deal with that.
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  27. #5757
    Snow! Just a couple of inches, but I love it! We haven't had many snow events this winter, so any time it comes I'm happy. Makes everything so pretty dusted in white. Even the black rooftops look clean, wearing a fresh blanket.

    It's not really accumulating on the streets so there are no loud plows, and it's the middle of the night so there aren't any people driving or playing in it, so it's a quiet snow. The very best kind.

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    As I was walking home, a little girl jumped down from a huge pile of snow, landing right in front me. She fixed me with an angry look and snapped, "I am the first bloke to land on the moon!" I was a little skeptical because she couldn't say which side of the moon she'd landed on, but I didn't call bullshit on the claim; after all, Neil Armstrong died less than seven years ago, and the numbers kinda work out.
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  29. #5759
    More snow!

    But it's not the light, fluffy, quiet kind. Ice, sleet, and freezing rain expected. "Weather Emergency" declared for the region. Roads and schools closed, traffic accidents, flights canceled, all sorts of transportation messes.

    But I'm feeling happy anyway! Snug as a bug in my apartment and glad to be a renter. I used to love shoveling snow as a homeowner, especially when my kids were little, and any snow event was a fun family event. But now that I'm older, and the kids are grown and gone, it's nice to have other people automatically do the work of snow removal. No phone calls or extra payments required, it just gets done. Happy Snow!

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    The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne MOOC on reactive programming is awesome
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