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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Monday salutations, GN!

Thanks for the good wishes yesterday. Wound-up not going to MamaK’s, as I was experiencing moderate vertigo and LambiePieK made an “executive call”.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯

We spoke with FTR, who was very kindly and understanding about the whole thing.

Feeling better this morning; “only” ridiculously stressed and angry about all of the HH-A-related carp plus everything else which needs doing today and tomorrow.

And to all of you, I’m still so sorry I was absent for so many years.

Pfffft! Robert Frost’s words about “home” apply here, I think. 🙂

(Plus, we like you bunches.)

I’d best get on with stuff; BBL.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

That’s funny. The image, not that you weren’t feeling well.

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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1 month ago

woo hoo!!! total chad!!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

Good morning, Fatwa -- It’s Monday -- the start of another work week. My week at teh bestest place ever looks to begin not so good, but that could change, right?

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago

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

Fatwa -- sorry to hear about the vertigo. Sorry that you had to add that to all the carp you’re dealing with. I hope today goes better.

Sven -- sorry to hear about Teh Bestest Place Ever. I hope your day improves.

Mac -- excellent thread pic! I actually know someone who could use a sign like that. Google maps says he’s 3.5 miles farther down the highway than he actually is. His address is clearly posted, but who are you going to believe?

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

My friend Steve’s house is like that. Google maps doesn’t find it exactly. But it does get you close.

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1 month ago

Well, there is no point in mining Monero (XMR) individually, really. I have a 1 in 4000 chance each day of finding a block with my current rig. I already knew that, but I was curious how it would all work. Now I have to figure out how to join a mining pool so I can earn something like $0.40 worth of monero per day. You can use 1 to however many threads your cpu has. It also has a background setting which throttles back based on you using your machine for other things. The best result is using all the threads, and not using background. I’m still able to do normal things on the machine while it’s doing that.

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

Like, i’m able to make posts on the wheel, while it’s doing that. It is running at full (ish) tilt though, the fans are all revved up and it sounds like it does when I’m playing a game.

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1 month ago

I kind of wish I’d get lucky and find one block though, so I can see what happens when you find one.

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1 month ago

I made some Thai Curry last night. The red kind with pineapple. I didn’t feel like going out for ingredients, so I just used what I had around. I had some chicken thighs, so after cooking those and adding red curry paste, coconut milk and some chicken broth, I added a can of pinepple with the juice and strained a can of bamboo shoots and bean sprouts right at the end. Then seasoned with my ramen mix which has salt water, fish sauce, soy sauce, and splenda. (Normally you would add mirren to make it sweet)

By the way, canned bean sprouts for dishes like this are amazingly non-disgusting. I actually like them better than fresh, and of course, they keep forever.

I had some left over fried rice and made some more white rice.

Probably… I ate too much rice, but I woke Harper and she had some.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

From some asshole Dem official: “The president did not think it was inevitable that the Taliban were going to take control of Afghanistan. He thought the Afghan national security forces could step up and fight because we spent 20 years, tens of billions of dollars, training them, giving them the best equipment, giving them support of U.S. forces for 20 years.”

It’s almost like throwing a whole bunch of money at a problem doesn’t necessarily solve it, at least in that part of the world. I’m positive that there’s a whole bunch of problems in our own country where we just kept shoveling money at them and those worked out successfully.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
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One issue is that we’ve trained the Afghan army to fight our way -- combat air support, air resupply, air MedEvac, etc. We also maintained all of their airborne assets, even though we were training them to take care of those. Once we stopped with that support, their air force was grounded.

The other issue is the massive amount of corruption in both the government and armed forces. Generals sold their cities and towns (and the U.S. supplied arms) to the Taliban without a fight.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

It was angry grumpy Biden at the podium today although he did calm down enough to show his empathy for something or other by whispering again, twice. It was actually the best speech he could probably give, given the circumstances. Pretend to take responsibility; be defiant about the decision to end our time in Afghanistan; blame everyone else; and not mention that most people aren’t pissed off about getting out of Afghanistan, but rather the clusterfuck that is us getting out of Afghanistan.

And he did one of his better jobs reading from the teleprompter.

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1 month ago
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well…. I guess that’s something, anyway.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
1 month ago

Small victories -- the kind that teh left likes. I think it might give him some media cover as the MSM will shift topics from the bloodshed and panic in Kabul to nation building sucks and Joe is right about that.

Still waiting from a former president to chime in.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago
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I agree with your assessment of Joey Soft-Serve’s speech. Notice he high-tailed it out of there without answering a single question?

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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1 month ago

Plaguie is expecting Scones when she wakes up. I’d better go make them, because I told her I was gonna.

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1 month ago

okay scones are in the oven. Raisins were the only filling I had. I hope that works.

They cook for 20 min. then you cut them apart and give them another 5 or 10 at a lower temp.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
1 month ago

You wouldn’t happen to have Harper’s scone recipe would you? And if you do, would you be willing to share it again?

dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
1 month ago

I will share the one I have tomorrow. The one I use is protein modified. It’s pretty good, but I’m still messing about with cooking times/temperatures.