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Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:02 pm
by Major Malfunction
What's a quart? Is it some kind of quantum particle spin, or something?

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:35 am
by Gord
Yes.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:21 am
by Major Malfunction
Why you little!

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:00 am
by Gord
Why's the innernet so slow today? Is somebody sitting on it? Malf! Are you standing on the cord?

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:01 am
by Major Malfunction
Sorry! Nikki moved it with her mind and I tripped. Plugged back in. Are we good to go?

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:45 am
by Gord
So far, so good.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:56 am
by Major Malfunction
I'm pretty good at remote fixing. Have a nice year, ya old {!#%@}.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:02 pm
by Nikki Nyx
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Almost on the thread, I just got through making my first ever Pomegranate juice. Got about one quart of pure juice. Another quart of faux Pom with reblending the pulp one more time. Tastes really good. Too much work.......I'll buy the juice when desire.
https://youtu.be/3QNE7MGosWA

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:04 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Major Malfunction wrote:Sorry! Nikki moved it with her mind and I tripped. Plugged back in. Are we good to go?
Sorry about that! I was empirically testing whether I have a soul, and it was in my way. My bad.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:15 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Nikki: thanks so much. THAT video shows how to do it.....the combo of where to cut and yet still with the hitting the fruit to dislodge the seeds. I'm sure what the video shows is what the experts mean. I got "close to" that result with full cuts, but the hitting the fruit they way the video shows is much quicker. You can see its still kinda "fiddly." The juice is very nice though and we are getting free Poms right now...most people leave them be, but now.............KNOWLEDGE IS POWER.

I can see a heavier weight knife would be a help and maybe even one with a dull edge so as not to lose a finger? I would've tried persimmons as well but all that were left shere a bit over ripe or spoiled in part.....so I'll wait for next year.

Factory wise: I can see a "crusher" with a sifter getting the job done. Trial and error for just what size the groves and mesh should be. That would be fun to play with. In an alter life of my own, I think machine design would be an interesting field.

We have a lot of blackberries growing wild around here. Easy to pick, easy to juice. Poms....a whole different story.

Thanks again.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:22 pm
by Poodle
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Easy to pick, easy to juice. Poms....a whole different story.

Racist! Reported.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:25 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Poodle wrote:
bobbo_the_Pragmatist wrote:Easy to pick, easy to juice. Poms....a whole different story.

Racist! Reported.

Aw Crap!! I hate it when that happens. And once again.......I don't see it "consciously." But.......since all claims of racism are true.................

Nope.....I just don't see it. Must be another of those anachronistic references lost on me. Is it "Poms">? I'll bet its Poms. Never good to shorten a word. Shorts don't like that.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:38 pm
by Major Malfunction
Nikki Nyx wrote:I was empirically testing whether I have a soul, and it was in my way. My bad.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ZnfOC58uk

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:40 am
by Gord
My father finally got his Christmas tree decorated yesterday.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:11 pm
by Major Malfunction
My xmas tree has been up for three years. It's xmas everyday in my house. :)

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm
by ahhell
I can't use a target gift card without intervention from a cashier, makes the self checkout stupid.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:19 pm
by Nikki Nyx
Major Malfunction wrote:
Nikki Nyx wrote:I was empirically testing whether I have a soul, and it was in my way. My bad.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3ZnfOC58uk
I have soul; I just don't have a soul. :mrgreen:

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:13 am
by Gord
Someone I never met died. :cry:

My father curls in a seniors league, and for the past 22 years I've been typing up the member lists and curling schedules for his league. One of the women passed away last week. I've never met her, but I know her name very well -- I've typed it at least 88 times, probably more. Other names have come and gone from the lists, but hers stood out because it was different. I won't say what it was, but imagine if you came across someone named Marie Antoinette or Fulla Crabcakes and you'll get the idea. It was a memorable name. And her husband was also a curler, and they were always on the same team. Now it's just his name, all alone. (Bob Antoinette or George Crabcakes. Doesn't have the same ring to it, but it'll always remind me of her.)

:sigh:

I feel a loss of something that I never even had, and I'm not quite sure what it was. It's a bit similar to seeing a dead porcupine in the middle of the road. "Oh that poor porcupine, I'll miss it whenever I don't see it again, by which I mean whenever I see another porcupine and realise it isn't this porcupine, which has died."

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:48 am
by TJrandom
What? You wanted to eat Whatshername Crabcakes? Porcupine roasted roadkill would be yummy, but methinks you take it too far...

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 am
by Major Malfunction
I ran over an echidna one night. Got it with both wheels. It was like driving over a brick. Boomboom! I went back to see if it was injured or maybe had a joey. It was male and both its eyes had popped out. Instakill. Next day I had a flat.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:38 am
by Gawdzilla Sama
Pranged my encabulator. Gonna cost a ton to get it fixed.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:19 pm
by Major Malfunction
I've got a spare turbo plugin upgrade from my last one just sitting idle on a shelf. I'll sell it for a song.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:53 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Major Malfunction wrote:I've got a spare turbo plugin upgrade from my last one just sitting idle on a shelf. I'll sell it for a song.

"Let's do the time warp again!"

Shipping info via PM.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:52 pm
by Gord
I tried eating a porcupine once, but it didn't want to be eaten. Very painful to the upper lip.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:17 pm
by Gawdzilla Sama
Gord wrote:I tried eating a porcupine once, but it didn't want to be eaten. Very painful to the upper lip.

My brother tried to adopt a porcupine when he was a kid. Fed it every day when it showed up in the back yard. Named it "Spike". Doctors removed 62 quills from him when the two didn't along that well.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:27 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Gord wrote: I feel a loss of something that I never even had, and I'm not quite sure what it was.

You "knew" her. Married, like to curl. That is a lot of information on which your subconscious can play. Recognize and enjoy your humanity. Imagine the joy and comfort to people you know even better and actually come into contact with?

endless possibilities.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:07 pm
by gorgeous

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:21 pm
by gorgeous

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:55 pm
by gorgeous
was called to jury selection for a murder trial....5 yr. girl's throat slashed by mom's ex allegedly....we had to answer 14 pages of questions on our beliefs on death penalty, the jury system, religious views, spouses views, tv and movie preferences, church affiliations, fav and most hated celebrities....ridiculous....why should they be able to nitpick jury members like that ????

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:01 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
To find unreasonable bias. did they ask about anything woo?.....other than religion in general.

14 pages?? Hah, hah. My information is from TV: seems to me all it used to be was a verbal challenge to the entire pool: "Do any of you have any issue that would prevent you from considering only the evidence presented here today and following the directions of the Judge." Took one minute.

Any questions about "Jury Nullification" meaning that you WILL FOLLOW THE LAW as told to you by the judge and not some moral code of your own? I understand you can be jailed if you inform the jurors they can do whatever they want too.......in violation of the oath you take.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:05 pm
by gorgeous
I've been in selection questioning before, not for murder trial...asked only a few questions, no 14 pages...but why should they be able to hand pick jurors??....it's unfair and biased already,....they also asked if you want to be on the jury...said no...most would say no...how stupid...

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:10 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
Unfair in what way, biased in what way?

The other side is looking at jail time or death sentence? Seems to me the bar should be pretty high on who is allowed to sit in judgment.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:12 pm
by scrmbldggs
Good thing it ain't gonna be georgie, who luckily said "no". Hard to troll a judge, eh.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:17 pm
by scrmbldggs
Gord wrote:Someone I never met died. :cry:

...I know her name very well -- I've typed it at least 88 times, probably more...hers stood out because it was different...

I feel a loss of something that I never even had, and I'm not quite sure what it was...

Maybe that delightful little spark the unusual name ignited when reading/writing it?

Sorry for your loss. :(

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:19 pm
by gorgeous
if you know their beliefs it's biased ..should be random selection...not sure no is enough...just stupid they would ask that anyway...most of the people have heard of the crime too....likely formed judgments already...

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:22 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
gorgeous wrote: ..should be random selection...

Because on any important issue, allowing uncontrolled randomness always works out...................

I sense.............you are mostly looking at the issue from YOUR perspective as a juror/citizen. But the relevant context is the rights of the accused.

Try it.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:25 pm
by gorgeous
still biased...the focus in the media has been the child...was at first day in kindergarten, then killed...sheriff's dept. spoke on the horribleness of the crime, am sure the public is about the child....

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:30 pm
by bobbo_the_Pragmatist
focus.

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:35 pm
by gorgeous
each of hundreds in selection pool will allegedly be questioned individually in next weeks...too much...

Re: What's Grinding Your Gears Today?

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:59 pm
by Gord
Root canal scheduled for the 24th.

It'll be my first root canal. I hear they're fun! 8-)