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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Happy (?) Monday, Wheelizens.

I’m shocked, shocked by the teh thread pic headline. 😉

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Sure wish I understood Israel’s calculus in agreeing to a ceasefire after the Gazan shits ran out of ‘splodey stuff to lob at Jooos. Fucking bloody hell; if it were up to me, the upcoming Ramadan fasting there wouldn’t be ending at sundown everyday. Those bastards would starve -- and thirst -- until June 4th. No electricity or gas, either.

“Welcome to the Seventh Century, assholes.”

I hope that Trump really did cut off all U.S. aid, but I’m highly skeptical.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

That headline: not fake news.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Happy Monday, GN -- good morning, Fatwa.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Good morning, Sven!

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Some wrongness for a Monday morning:

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Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Happy Monday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

So, it appears my router died last night. It’s still sending out signals, and I can connect to it, but it isn’t talking with my cable modem. My router returns says my ISP’s DHCP isn’t working properly. I spent a frustration 90 minutes or so with my cable company tech support yesterday -- the first 60 with a guy that thought only homeowners had network routers, then the last 30 with level 2. When I connect directly to my cable modem via ethernet, everything works fine, so the problem appears to be with my router. I guess I get to run out to a local brick and mortar and pick one up today.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, Paddy!

Bummer about your router and inept tech support.

Hope your new router is simple to configure.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago

Yes, it was very easy to perform the initial setup and change the SSID and password. I still need to get in to the system and futz around with various things, but at least I’m connected.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

Cool. Which brand and model did you buy?

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
2 years ago
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I ended up with a Netgear AC1900 (R7000). There are better ones out there, but I needed something I could pick up this morning and really didn’t want to shell out $100+ more for a slight gain in performance.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
2 years ago

I am officially old today. Whenever I’ve had auto issues on the road, unless it was something really serious, I’ve fixed it myself and got on to a garage or back home. Belts, hoses, mechanical linkages of more than few kinds, carburetor or fuel injection issues, clogged filters, etc. I have never in my life not changed a flat tire. Until today.

Driving the freeway into work today, I blew out the left rear tire. Got over to the shoulder without too much trouble, took a look at it, and started pulling out my tools. Crawled under the truck and got the spare out, started to get the jack in place, and then in all honesty, the traffic noise just got to me -- cars whizzing by at 70mph 6-8 feet from me…well, I just decided that getting the spare out was far as I was going to go.

Called AAA. A very polite and efficient woman got a tow truck out in 20 minutes. The driver thanked me for getting the spare out and put it on in a couple of minutes. And that was that. Went to a tire place near work, no damage to the rim, got a new tire and all done.

We’ve been paying for AAA for 30 years, but that’s the first time except when I flipped my first truck on the Pass that I’ve ever called them. Yeah, I know today is what we pay them for, but still it’s a weird feeling.