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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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TGIF, GN: Questionable Pandemic version!

If Dusty found a shepherd’s pie or a T.J’s Steak and Ale pie in those bushes, I might be right there with him.

They’ve all a seemingly unlimited supply of Vienna Sausages.

I tried those a couple of times as a kid; euwwwwww! (And I was an avid, indiscriminate fan of hotdogs when I was little.)

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Because I am a Bad Gerbil, I wish that Mecca always looked like this (click for much larger version):

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dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

Both my TV ups and my main computer ups died within a few months of each other. Probably means I need to change the batteries in them, I just wonder if it’s cheaper to replace the units completely.

I haven’t looked into it yet.

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago
Reply to  dv8

IIRC, my husband found the right batteries for less at Tractor Supply (but they’re not everywhere).

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago
Reply to  X_LA_Native

We do have such places up here, thx for the suggestion.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Good morning Fatwa and Dv8 -- happy Friday, GN!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pretty f*cking tired of this Chinese flu business.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8, and Sven!

Fatwa -- in the pic you posted, I see they have a few construction cranes ready to topple over, should the crowds return. That’s preparedness!

Sven -- I agree. BTW, I hope your eye is doing better today. I know it’s going to take time.

dv8 -- it should be much cheaper to replace the batteries. You should be able to get them for about $15 -- $20.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

is that more of an online thing? or can I buy them at a Staples? (because there’s one up the street from me) ((if it’s still open, that is.))

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  dv8

Staples seems to be very, very expensive -- $125 + and with few options. If you can pull the battery and look at the specs, you may have better luck finding a low-cost replacement.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Hi, dv8, Sven, Paddy and TeX!!1!

Just got back from Walmart; weird what they were out of today, but shelves were significantly better stocked than last Friday.

dv8 --

When the battery for my studio / computer APC UPS died 7–8 years ago, I had a difficult time finding one online at a price I was willing to pay. (But it’s a big honkin’ tower version.) For not much more than replacing the battery, I just bought a new UPS.

Figured the money’s well-spent considering the value of all the stuff it’s protecting. 😉

Hopefully it’s now easier to find replacement batteries.

… I’m pretty f*cking tired of this Chinese flu business.

Me, too. Wish I had some way of accurately assessing the actual risks / severity but -- thanks to our lying-ass media and politicians, I don’t. But I am fairly sure the “reaction” has been a massive over-reaction driven by people who likely ought to be festooning D.C.’s cherry trees.

Because Orange Man Hitler Bad.

I hope your eye is doing better today.

As do we.

I see they have a few construction cranes ready to topple over, should the crowds return. That’s preparedness!

*Scha-nort!!

BBL.

dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

I’m kinda bummed that the batteries only lasted a few years. Maybe 3 or 4? I dunno actually, time kinda gets away from me up here.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

That’s racist!!!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

I’m feeling just down and bummed today. Too much time in the house. I think I’ll go out in a bit and get some new scenery. Our coffee maker is broken, so I’ll see if I can pick one up somewhere.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

Well after this latest remote check in with teh bestest place ever, I give less of a f*ck than I did before. On the plus side, they have said to prepare to work remote for the next month at least.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Doing the math that would be 30 days * (x f*cks per day), where 1 > x >= 0
Given that x may vary from day to day, we could instead integrate over the time span to get a total number of f*cks. So that would be the integral of df*ck/dt from 1 to 30.

The solution is left for the student.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

No mater how you count them, that’s a lot of f*cks.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
1 year ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Unless each f*ck is less than 1, that is to say only a partial f*ck or the null f*ck, then the total number of f*cks given over 30 days could be substantially less than 30, which is to say less than one per day. In fact, over a 30 day period, it is possible that not a single f*ck was given.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 year ago

BBL

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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That’s racist!!!

So are these.

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dv8
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dv8
1 year ago

that’s a great meme template, to say the least!

X_LA_Native
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1 year ago

Good Gerbilly Evening from the still-quiet SE Texas prairie.

I made myself go on walk with the neighborhood group this morning just so I could circulate something other than this canned air through my system (did you know that when you play Des Rocks “Used to the Darkness” and Pink Floyd’s “Money” back-to-back it’s an 11-minute mile pace -- funny thing is, almost the entire group kids me for not having “outgrown” music).
Puh-lease.
:: head tilt ::

My payment for this frivolity, was walking part of the last leg with one of the least interesting people in the entire group (when the gang’s all there it’s ~30 people). And he’s a talker.
But it was good to walk.

We’re not on lockdown yet, but the County Judge is taking some hits for not making it so in the local paper. I’m sure its matching FB counterpart is getting the same.

Sven,
I have a feeling you’ll enjoy having Teh Bestest at arm’s length for a bit.

Good luck with the batteries, DV8.

Love y’all, be safe, and mañana.