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dv8
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dv8
9 days ago

Good Morning everyone. I’m still awake. Wednesday was kind of a blur.

I tried making my noodles a bit bigger and without any egg. I really like the result.

dv8
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dv8
9 days ago

I was all alone this evening and early morning, so I just decided to do some dreadlock maintenance. I still have not decided to let it all go grey. So in addition to some tidying up, I did some coloring… After which I usually, like to weave some lighter highlights into some of them. This gives an auburn color pretty close to what I had before my hair went grey.

See below. Different lighting conditions so you can’t really tell how close I get, but actually, it’s pretty close.

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Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 days ago
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That’s a good looking head of hair, Dv8.

dv8
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dv8
9 days ago

The Metric System is G-Y.

Driving 100 in America is cool.
Driving 100 in Europe is LAME.

On the other hand, the difference between 36 and 38 is so great that you have to measure temperature in 1/10ths of a degree.

But in America 100 is HOT and 0 is COLD.

Centimeters are too small for carpentry. Inches are perfect; and, successively dividing them in half makes for the greatest precision, by eye, that you can get.

Dividing everything in10s doesn’t always make the most sense for humans actually doing human things.

OTOH, Metric is pretty good for science and precision measurements done by precision instruments. And the conversion math is easier in metric. Like between weight and mass. But…

Generally, I like English for everyday life and metric for science.

That’s how I roll

dv8
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dv8
9 days ago
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But when it comes to potholes, I always measure them in Dogs.

dv8
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dv8
7 days ago
Reply to  Mac

True

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 days ago

Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!)!

dv8 -- I’m with you on the metric system. As a scientist, I’m very comfortable with the metric system, except for Pascals, that’s a worthless unit. It takes 101,325 Pascals to equal an atmosphere of pressure (14.7 PSI). One psi is 6.89476 kPa. So is 80 kPa a lot? It’s a lot of Pascals, but how much pressure?

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 days ago
Reply to  Mac

Hi Mac!

My first year in college I had to take a class in technical drawing. It was there that I was introduced to the three standard plan views. Most of my classmates had no problem with the class, since most had taken drafting in high school. Orthographic projections and multi-point perspective were a struggle.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 days ago
Reply to  Mac

[I] had fourth year people under me.

Good thing you didn’t catch teh Monkeypox!

dv8
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dv8
7 days ago
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hahahahaaahahaha

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 days ago

Ol’ Brandon is declaring a monkeypox state of emergency. And just when I was putting on my leather chaps and heading to the bathhouse. On second thought, his order won’t ban that, so good to go.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 days ago
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Hi Sven!
Has he canceled church services yet?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 days ago

As monkeypox appears to spread through close, non-gay, contact, and going to church may bring you into closer contact with God, it’s likely coming.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 days ago
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If we are, then we totally deserve it. Especially, white Christians. More especially, white male Christians.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
9 days ago

Fatwa -- I hope that both you and Brenda are in the OK zone today. If this is too personal, no need to answer, but has Brenda encountered what the professionals sometimes call “chemo fog”? I ask because our other friend going through chemo out here is back in the hospital after a day of incoherence and rants and that’s what they think it might be. Of course, they’ve just said that there’s no known cause-effect, no definitive way to diagnose it, and no real treatment, but it exists.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
9 days ago
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I’m really surprised that they’re saying they can’t find a cause-effect. From what I know, it correlates closely with reduced numbers of red blood cells and concomitant decreased oxygen carrying capacity of the bloodstream.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 days ago

I’ve done alittle research on my own, Paddy, but I’m not seeing anything definitive. Your explanation makes as much sense as anything else.

I hate to be cynical, but they are re-running the same tests they did last week at another hospital and I wonder if it’s to make some money. My mother was a frequent ER visitor in her last year and the bills used to always be around $3K. The day she died, she was in the ER for maybe 8 hours, not conscious, and yet they billed $26K. Yes, I know this is different, but instead of rerunning the tests they couldn’t look at was done just days ago?

The odds haven’t been good for our friend from when this started earlier this year. I know her husband wants to do whatever possible in terms of treatment, but I don’t really know what she wants. It’s a nasty situation and dividing their family.