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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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7 years ago

F-f-f-f-friday salutations from “13 -- feels like 8” yet Happy Larryville, GN.

At present, I think the polar vortex is an even worse Canuckistanian export than Justin Beiber, but that may only be ’cause Beiber is neither running-up our heat and water bills nor personally inconveniencing us. I reserve the right to capriciously modify my opinion. 😉

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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7 years ago

Ooooopsie…Happy Birfday 2/7 to Harper!!1!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0(@sven)
7 years ago

Good morning!

I shudder to think what exactly feels like 8″, Fatwa.

And happy birthday, Miss Harper!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur(@jwmorgan)
7 years ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa (13″ is the new 8″ -- remind me not to use his moyel ) and Sven!
Happy birthday, II of 7, Harper!
I couldn’t decide what cake to get you, so I got them all!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur(@jwmorgan)
7 years ago

Teh Younger returns to college today. I’ve gotten used to him being home -- it’s hard to see him leave.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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7 years ago

Paddy & Sven --

Hee! Appreciate the “Jerry bait”. 😉

Excellent cake finds, Paddy. Hope teh Younger’s journey is uneventful.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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7 years ago

Hi, Mac --

Wow…three computers? I guess you are hooked; hope the build goes well.

SiL recently built one on the cheap -- including water-cooled CPU and video card so he can seriously overclock it. (He’s an avid tinkerer.) While I know the cooling units are factory-sealed, I still can’t quite get past the idea of circulating freaking water inside a computer case. It just seems so wrong. 😉

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This is wonderfully well done:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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7 years ago
Reply to  Machinist

I hope it all works as planned.

As do I.

I’m still quite pleased with the base model Mac Pro I bought 18 months ago (to replace my nearly ten-year-old G4). Plenty fast enough to do everything I’ve asked so far; capable of handling more than enough tracks of 96K audio (plus multiple plug-ins) for my needs at this time.

Also appreciate that there’s so little fan noise when I’m chewing-up the CPU, and I like the large case.

Even if I had the money, I don’t think I’d buy one of the new Mac Pros. Love the design, the power’s impressive and if I did 4K video, I’d certainly want one. But I’m not thrilled about needing to have so many external boxes connected via Thunderbolt (although I do like what I know of that technology).

And it’d be serious overkill for my current audio needs. I’d rather send that same money on a rack mountable Windows machine specifically optimized for playing software instruments and some top-drawer instrument libraries.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0(@sven)
7 years ago

Wow. You guys have been chatty.

Justin Beiber is a douche. Just sayin’

Safe travels to your son, Paddy.

Good luck on the computer build, Mac.

I owuld type more, but the old smelly cat says enoguh…

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur(@jwmorgan)
7 years ago

An email from my city included the following:

South Coast Air Quality Management District has a program designed to protect people from harmful wood smoke.

The goal of the “Check Before You Burn” program, which runs through the end of February, is to protect public health by minimizing harmful wood smoke from residential wood burning.

Before using an indoor or outside fireplace on residential property, check out the daily forecast at http://www.aqmd.gov/aqmd/DailyForecast.htm, which lets you know if it’s OK to burn for residential indoor or outdoor fireplaces.

And the even more ominous:

“SCAQMD enforces its Check Before You Burn program. If you see a neighbor using a wood-burning device when a no-burn day has been issued, you can call 1-800-288-7664 or visit http://www.aqmd.gov/complain/reporting_aq_problems.html to file a complaint.”

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0(@sven)
7 years ago

What bullshit:

“As part of the Healthy Hearths™ initiative, the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) is asking residents to participate in its “Check Before You Burn” program to help improve wintertime air quality by not burning wood in their fireplaces when unhealthful air quality is forecast. Under the program, SCAQMD will issue mandatory no-burn alerts from November 1 through the end of February for specific areas where fine particulates are forecast to reach unhealthful levels.”

You are “asked to participate” while at the same time it’s a “mandatory no-burn alert”????? And you are suppose to know how it’s a no-burn day? Apparently, you can call a number to find out, or use the miracle of the intertubes to check a web site. The web site has a map, and this morning all of the effected areas are designated as “OK to burn” which I find hilarious. I wonder if it was consulted during the LA riots 20 years ago?