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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6700 on: April 14, 2020, 06:25:14 AM »
around here we refer to the covid 19 the same as the freshman 20
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6701 on: April 14, 2020, 08:27:29 AM »
Spent the last few days reading every damned statistic I could find. Because.
One of them we searched for was because our friends in the Outer Banks are scared shitless over this virus told me that the deaths per million in the USA are about 72. So I checked Canada. About 20.
WTF?
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6702 on: April 14, 2020, 08:28:04 AM »
Spent the last few days reading every damned statistic I could find. Because.
One of them we searched for was because our friends in the Outer Banks are scared shitless over this virus told me that the deaths per million in the USA are about 72. So I checked Canada. About 20.
WTF?
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6703 on: April 14, 2020, 08:29:47 AM »
A twofer.  :)
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6704 on: April 14, 2020, 10:06:32 AM »
Spent the last few days reading every damned statistic I could find. Because.
One of them we searched for was because our friends in the Outer Banks are scared shitless over this virus told me that the deaths per million in the USA are about 72. So I checked Canada. About 20.
WTF?
Now you need to research how many deaths per acre or sq mile of US & Canada.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6705 on: April 14, 2020, 10:54:27 AM »
I made me a short commentary video and a longer observational rant.

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Why are those in power who have the resources to ride out the job losses (who often are also the same ones always telling others that their money should be handed over to redistribute to those same folks) so hell bent on destroying the livelihoods of those same people?

As my repost from a friend the other day said; seldom does a "temporary" expansion of governmental powers ever go back to the way it was before. He noted FDR's "New Deal" expansions during the Great Depression and which we still have with us. I would also remind folks of how the Income Tax started as a way to fund a war (and was "temporary"), was for folks whose "income" (defined at the time as returns on investment (interest/dividend) instead of wages or salaries since those are straight-even trades for hours of your life working for someone else) was more than ~$5000 a year in 1913 dollars. In the latter case, it continues to expand beyond "original intent" to this day.

Why are those in power, who have the resources to ride out the job losses so hell bent on destroying the livelihoods of the very same people they usually claim to champion? Maybe one of my years-old signature lines says something about it.

"Tragedy is the fulcrum used along with the levers of pre-existing agendas by those who would pry The People away from their freedoms."

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6706 on: April 14, 2020, 12:01:11 PM »
Went for groceries, mainly fresh produce and the like. Was pleasantly surprised that the store was fairly vacant and the shelves were pretty well stocked. Still no toilet paper, not that we need any. Found a bonus in the beer isle.  :banana:

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6707 on: April 14, 2020, 01:51:39 PM »
Bounce, I don't want to create a political argument here.  But I have a different take on the New Deal.  I think that the New Deal was an effective compromise that preserved free markets and free enterprise against socialism.

Many mainstream Americans were turning to socialism, or even communism, after the Great Depression hit but before the New Deal. This was fueled by our actual conditions of economic failure and Stalin's propaganda falsely portraying the Soviet Union as a paradise (actually, Russians were starving in a huge man-made famine). The New Deal fixed many failures in the free market system regarding mass unemployment. In doing so, the New Deal took away most of socialism's appeal.  Now, there's only a few oddball Bernie Bros supporting socialism, and they're probably outnumbered by people who follow the anti-American foreign ideology of neo-Nazism.

While I believe that free markets and free enterprise (together with indispensable political freedom) is best for everyone, there are situations where free markets just don't work appropriately.  At those times, we need to use other tools, such as government, to address the issue.  In my opinion, we might be living in a socialist county by now if the New Deal hadn't been enacted.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6708 on: April 14, 2020, 02:48:54 PM »
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« Reply #6709 on: April 14, 2020, 04:05:23 PM »
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« Reply #6710 on: April 14, 2020, 04:12:27 PM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6711 on: April 14, 2020, 05:06:11 PM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6712 on: April 14, 2020, 05:19:31 PM »
I awakened the beast.
I saw my job get a few major steps to going away.
I'm not a full time employee any longer.
I'm gigging.
I can no longer afford health care coverage.
I got on the plan through Liz's work, and we were able to get my one daughter on it.
My older daughter is not on it.
She is married.
She wants nothing to do with me beyond money.
Her mother is angry I am not able to cover her.
I have little control over this.
I expect to be back in court soon.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6713 on: April 14, 2020, 05:43:05 PM »
Unrelated, spent a lot of time today changing passwords, etc. Seems a non-critical password scheme I use for things like this forum and Hulu, etc., got out and I got a bunch of "Do you recognize this login" alerts.

Finally got on Last Pass and have been doing a whole scrubbing and resetting thing through the day. Started with the critical stuff first, which was already pretty secure, but why not.

Like I need this today, too.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6714 on: April 14, 2020, 05:56:42 PM »
Chris, if PA is anything like MI at the moment, she and you aren't going to see the inside of a court for a good long while.  Our's locked down and are only dealing with immediate criminal issues like setting bail, etc.  She's going to be twice as pissed when the court looks at her in askance and question why her dad should be providing insurance now that she's married.  (I hope!)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6715 on: April 14, 2020, 06:48:48 PM »
Fixed a mirror ( frame) that was coming apart . Nice full length one. Ordered the memorial stone for my bird. Pumped some iron to take the edge off.made some rocking good pork and sauerkraut.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6716 on: April 14, 2020, 07:09:39 PM »
Yard work. Hauled a large trailer load of crap away.

Cleaned up and reinforced the little pistol range.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6717 on: April 14, 2020, 07:21:01 PM »
around here we refer to the covid 19 the same as the freshman 20

We made that joke in my virtual WeightWatchers meeting a couple of weeks ago. ;D
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« Reply #6718 on: April 14, 2020, 08:26:38 PM »
She's going to be twice as pissed when the court looks at her in askance and question why her dad should be providing insurance now that she's married.  (I hope!)

+1. That's absurd.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6719 on: April 14, 2020, 09:39:28 PM »
Lessons once again, all day (well 8 till 6:30).  On the bright side I have most of this week wrapped up- now to grade and deal with fires.

I should be able to play a little more later this week though!

I did start a much needed quarantine project this evening.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6720 on: April 15, 2020, 03:27:40 PM »
Discovered my condensate pump shit the bed, had to order one as nobody in 25 miles had the one I needed. micro switch went bad and its as much as the new pump. :csm:
I unhooked the old one and ran a drain hose to the floor drain till it arrives.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6721 on: April 15, 2020, 06:01:03 PM »
...made some rocking good pork and sauerkraut.
One of my (many) favourite meals, yours sounds so much like an invite!
 :drool:

Took an isolating cage drive-by to a friend's ninth Bday to honk, wave and yell like the socially deprived species we are...
Came back to meat and cheese lasagna, ironically one of my (many), ...you know.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6722 on: April 17, 2020, 11:10:45 AM »
With the oil change places closed and Aura's change engine oil light on in her escape, i decided to change it myself. Now i remember why i don't change the oil in our cars anymore. Stupid oil filter is on a 45 degree angle. All the oil spills out and pours all over the exhaust pipe sending it in different directions. I have no problem doing it on the bikes or yard equipment, but i am done doing in the vehicles. Worth the money to take it in for me.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6723 on: April 17, 2020, 11:17:05 AM »
With the oil change places closed and Aura's change engine oil light on in her escape, i decided to change it myself. Now i remember why i don't change the oil in our cars anymore. Stupid oil filter is on a 45 degree angle. All the oil spills out and pours all over the exhaust pipe sending it in different directions. I have no problem doing it on the bikes or yard equipment, but i am done doing in the vehicles. Worth the money to take it in for me.

Slip a gallon sized Ziplock bag over it once you crack it loose.  Spin it off while holding the outside of the bag.  No mess.


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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6724 on: April 17, 2020, 12:36:43 PM »
That's how my Equinox is, too. Except it's some sort of a cheesy plastic canister that is buried behind hoses, pipes and stuff.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6726 on: April 17, 2020, 01:50:37 PM »
With the oil change places closed and Aura's change engine oil light on in her escape, i decided to change it myself. Now i remember why i don't change the oil in our cars anymore. Stupid oil filter is on a 45 degree angle. All the oil spills out and pours all over the exhaust pipe sending it in different directions. I have no problem doing it on the bikes or yard equipment, but i am done doing in the vehicles. Worth the money to take it in for me.
My Toyota and Huyndai both were/are easy filters to get at, had no grief, no spillage doing it, still do. just certain cars are a pain.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6727 on: April 17, 2020, 02:12:20 PM »
Or buy a Subaru.

I've had three.

Years and miles all in line with "good used condition" ranging from just a couple years old with low miles, to ~12 years old with a little over 100k.

2 of them blew head gaskets out on the road with zero warning or preamble.

1 blew the front diff in the trans leaving my daughter stranded and the car being junked because screw that pricing. She's now driving my Nissan Pathfinder with 250k on it and zero troubles.

Never again. Happy to be considered the minority on this one. But never again for me.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6728 on: April 17, 2020, 03:35:10 PM »
Not a blessed thing, didn't even work out. very blue mood day for me, just didn't care.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6729 on: April 17, 2020, 04:19:01 PM »
Not a blessed thing, didn't even work out. very blue mood day for me, just didn't care.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6730 on: April 17, 2020, 04:26:25 PM »
The new place has some advanced light timers for the garage, front porch and kitchen sink lights.  They can be programed to come on at dusk and turn off at dawn (as well as other settings).  But a lot of data has to be entered for it to do its calculations. 

The power went out earlier this month and lost the programing.  Lazy me just reprogramed the three timers.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6731 on: April 18, 2020, 01:54:42 PM »
Nicer weather today and my springtime cold is finally starting to go away (four weeks and two days from first symptoms).  So I decided to play in my garage.

Not much, though.  I gave the cars a light interior cleaning.  They seem to keep very nice when it's only two adults and a small doggo.

All vehicle tires were also topped off, including the spares in the car trunks.  I've been wondering why most car companies make it so difficult to fill the spares--I've yet to see a spare that has been fitted valve side up.

I'll fill the bicycle tires when the weather is more consistently nice.
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« Reply #6732 on: April 18, 2020, 03:06:50 PM »
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« Reply #6733 on: April 18, 2020, 04:27:26 PM »
Put together a new lamp for our living room,looks nice. Ran to pickup milk,beer and  then lunch from a local restaurant. Going to get dinner from a different one. Took some masks over to my sister,she didn't have any and they are now manditory to enter any open business,she wants to go food shopping. Took a drive just to be out.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6734 on: April 18, 2020, 05:22:21 PM »
I'll fill the bicycle tires when the weather is more consistently nice.
46'F here, positively balmy.
Put 50km on the 'Cross bike in the cold wind.
So nice to get a breeze in my face.

...masks... now mandatory to enter any open business...
Funny how something that didn't "help" two weeks ago, has to be our blankie...
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6735 on: April 18, 2020, 08:28:14 PM »
The new place has some advanced light timers for the garage, front porch and kitchen sink lights.  They can be programed to come on at dusk and turn off at dawn (as well as other settings).  But a lot of data has to be entered for it to do its calculations. 

The power went out earlier this month and lost the programing.  Lazy me just reprogramed the three timers.

Well … I'll rat myself out on this one. I programmed the timers in reverse.  They went ON at dawn and OFF at dusk.  I just fixed them a few moments ago.
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« Reply #6736 on: April 18, 2020, 08:29:44 PM »
Took some masks over to my sister,she didn't have any and they are now manditory to enter any open business,she wants to go food shopping.

It wasn't so long ago that wearing a mask into a business was a good way to get the cops called on ya.   ;D
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6737 on: April 18, 2020, 10:07:17 PM »
I got some goos time in the garage today, the old PU needed a bit of love. The AC lost it's charge. Been about 4 years since I fixed a leak and filled it, so I was not too surprised it needed a gook see.  System was down to just a few OZ in it, no noticable leaks (no oil or UV die anywhere) Evacked system down to 250 microns, and it held!. Added 36oz R134a, amb temp 65' discharge (max cold) temp 35', suction side static at 20 psig, discharge side 120' psig. Enough to make your bones rattle and your teeth chatter ;D
  While the vac pump was running I took the time to install the pyrometer and gauge. Gauge went on the left piller (single gauge addon) Wires safely hung and zip-tied, sensor hole drilled and tapped (real cool to drill and tap a hole in the exhaust manifold with the engine running, chips fly away from the hole).
  Found and fixed a leak in the windshield washer hoses.
  After all repairs were done I took my youngest son into town (he has been stuck in the house since this SIP started save his bike rides around) We went to the autoparts store and returned the empty refrigerant cans, had a mask on and carried the cans to the register. Next was the market, with masks on, Ice Cream and vegetables were on his list (Dad agreed). He agrees with me the AC is a bit cold. Exhaust temp sure goes up high under boost, might have to up the turbo to an H40, or g back down on injector size....  Bigger turbo seems like the logical choice  8)

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6738 on: April 19, 2020, 08:21:59 AM »
Took some masks over to my sister,she didn't have any and they are now manditory to enter any open business,she wants to go food shopping.

It wasn't so long ago that wearing a mask into a business was a good way to get the cops called on ya.   ;D
Lol ,I said that, I want to know how banks are going to handel that one.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6739 on: April 19, 2020, 08:45:01 AM »
I love my brother.  He's a really good guy, but not always willing to do the extra work.  He's a dentist, so sometimes he just soends on something rather than dealing with it- but not always. 

That's the preface.  This early winter they moved to a new house, and while helping him move he had a rototiller- he bought it on sale new, and used it twice.  Mind you, not one of the nice rear tive drive models, but the wrestle-an-angry-beaver tine-only-in-the-ground fight-the-thing model.  He asked if I wanted it or if he should just leave it for the new owners.  He said "I used it twice, and last spring it would run right at all so I just went and borrowed dad's" (my dad has a nice rear-tine drive model).

I figured I'd take it and give it a look.  Sure enough- blow some carb cleaner through it, blow a little air through it, and she started on the second pull, ran fine.

If I had a big garden, I'd ditch this thing in favor of a rear-tine model, but for my small-ish garden it does just fine, plus it's a great upper-body workout.  SO I did that yesterday.

Plus my daughter wants to put in several flower patches (wildflowers, sunflowers, and a few others).  We have a pretty big back yard, and if she wants to plant stuff, I'm all for it, so we sprayed a few spots with roundup a week ago.  Once that grass is all dead I'll till that up and we'll get to work on it.  Good stuff.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6740 on: April 19, 2020, 09:07:48 AM »
Finished up a PC build for my SiL who wanted a monster graphic/video editing station.

Gen 9 i9, Gigabyte gaming MB (Z390 Aorus Wifi Pro), 32 Gb of RAM, 1Tb M2M SSD, 3Tb HDD, Antec HCG 850W Gold power supply, MSI Ventus XS GeForce 1660 video card (6gb RAM). All in a pre-existing case I had laying around (tons of fans, etc.).

Seemed to load Win10 fast enough. So far I only pre-installed Light Room for him, so really nothing to test it against.  Dang! These beasts are power hungry. The last scratch-build I did was able to poser everything through the MB 24 pin main connector. Now there are 2 ea +12v leads for just the CPU and another one for the GPU.
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Painted the end of my pellet fun orange.
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Sprayed liquid edger between the fences in the back yard.
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Mopped the floors (again).
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6741 on: April 19, 2020, 10:00:30 AM »
... my daughter wants to put in several flower patches (wildflowers, sunflowers, and a few others)...so we sprayed a few spots with roundup a week ago.
So the wild birds get to eat seeds grown in the Spawn of Monsanto?
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6742 on: April 19, 2020, 03:51:24 PM »
Put the new condensate pump in, picked up some much needed paper products ,still in painfully short supply here. A took a 5.37 mile walk with the wife.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6743 on: April 19, 2020, 04:31:04 PM »
Went grocery shopping and then took a nice 17-mile bicycle ride with fourstring.
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6744 on: April 19, 2020, 05:25:29 PM »
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6745 on: April 19, 2020, 05:53:44 PM »
... my daughter wants to put in several flower patches (wildflowers, sunflowers, and a few others)...so we sprayed a few spots with roundup a week ago.
So the wild birds get to eat seeds grown in the Spawn of Monsanto?

LOL.  You bet.  ;-)
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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6746 on: April 19, 2020, 06:44:45 PM »
Mowed the lawn for the first time this year with the new Ferris zero turn we picked up last fall. Man what a machine. This will definitely cut down on my mowing time and will be much more comfortable. I'm going to keep the John Deere that we had and use it for going around the trees and obstructions since it is lower and easier to get into the tight areas. Even with the ROPS folded down on the Ferris, it is tough to get in tight to some of the trees.

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6747 on: April 19, 2020, 06:46:07 PM »
Cleaned/reorganized in the barn a bit while I enjoyed one of Arturtro Fuente's best and a tasty Oberon.
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« Reply #6748 on: April 19, 2020, 11:23:19 PM »
I went for a nice long SoCal Distancing ride on my non-motorized bike:

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Re: What did you do today Non moto
« Reply #6749 on: April 20, 2020, 08:31:24 AM »
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Topped a "tree" between the fences that was probably a weed last year. Sprayed liquid edger on it; focusing on the newly-bare openings left from the trimming. I have no trees in my yard but it seems I'm always dealing with the shit from other people's yards.