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EdipisReks1

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    Kitty Talk

    Dunhill has recovered, though it took a while to get back to 100%. I am going on a trip, at the end of this week, and I am taking them with me. It's just five days, and I'd normally have my cat friend (who loves these kitties nearly as much as I do, and always refuses pay) check on them every day, but she's also going out of town. Dunhill and Silver act like three miles in the car is murder, so I'm sure 450 miles will be just fine. I have bought new carriers that are made for the car and have seatbelt attachments and pads. I'm assuming they will eventually settle down? Also, my orientation for volunteering at the local SPCA Kitty City (where I got my two monsters) is set for September 7th. I am excited about it!
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    What are you listening to Part the Third

    He certainly seems to need the external heating.
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    Amplifier porn

    Could you imagine trying to find matched sets of NOS tubes for these sorts of things?
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    How firm is the puck when you empty the basket? it should come out in one piece and retain very little moisture. Also, Dan's questions!
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    What are you Grilling now?

    Pizza dough is tricky!
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    Post what you're watching

    How did I not know that this movie existed? Gardiner is my favorite Beet conductor: those metronome marks that Beet put on the page were important!
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    Post what you're watching

    I've read the comics a couple times. I am hesitant to watch the show (I still haven't finished Good Omens, and I love that book [I mean, shit, I have a Neil Gaiman tattoo], and the Amazon adaptation is VERY good, but it's still weird to see it on a screen when I used to just have it in my head). I really, really like Garth Ennis, but I refuse to watch Preacher. So take that for what it's worth.
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    Watches

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    Watches

    Something for watch fans. Why did he feel the need to write down the serial number that is printed right there? I have that pen, so I guess it does't matter.
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    Speaker Porn

    I'm not reflected there, so probably not?
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    Watches

    Those would be idiosyncratic chrono decisions. I approve!
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    Speaker Porn

    Poor bugger. He doesn't even have any paunchy middle aged dudes.
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    Speaker Porn

    Probably only $750,000, if the paunchy middle aged dudes are included.
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    Watches

    The 1931 really is a great looking watch.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Too many IT support organizations have come to believe that they are the boss instead of being there to the make sure that the mission of the organization can be completed. I've found this at every level, and I've been pretty high up the totem pole in IT support. It's a shame.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I'm sorry your IT department sucks. The unwillingness to learn is a lot more common than actual technical issues, in my experience, and we all know how common actual technical issues are. Good luck selling the laptop, it's certainly a nice one.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    You can easily remotely wipe a windows install in Bootcamp, the same way you can on a PC. They are both basically the same hardware. I used to set this up for NSF and NIH grant stuff all the time. There is no difference, and it's certainly a "clean install" on a new partition.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Just put windows on it.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Part of my responsibilities at my last job was managing the certified repair shop for the universities bookstore (we were actually by far the largest IT organization for the campus, in terms of customer base, but had the smallest budget and fewest personnel; go figure). We got very few repairs for the butterfly keyboard machines, and, trust me, the 17,000 students we supported were HARD on their laptops. The main keyboard related issue requiring replacement were actually failed trackpad cables and failed HD cables on 2012-2015 MBP due to flexing of the keyboard right over the cable connectors. My main machine is currently my 2013 retina MBP with 8 GB of RAM. I only break out the i7 iMac (also a 2013 machine), these days, when I'm using very large datasets in Excel, where 32GB of RAM and the much faster SSD come in real, real handy (the extra CPU horsepower also doesn't hurt) or when I'm listening to my headphone rig and sitting in my Eames clone. The MBP runs great on the Catalina beta. Better than El Capitan, actually. I had been sort of thinking about upgrading this year, but I don't see any particular need to, at this point. Besides, this MBP is already nice and beat up, so I don't have to worry about OCD'ing over new scratches. When I do replace the MBP, it will almost certainly be with a new iPad Pro, which will replace both this and my first-get iPad Pro.
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    Speaker Porn

    Hah. I'm sure a lot of their behavior makes sense on whatever planet they come from. Things like loving to sit on the corner, and only the corner, of a bed.
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    Speaker Porn

    Cats are weird.
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    Speaker Porn

    You know; that makes me realize that, if I ever put a speaker rig together again (I'm not counting my soundbar and sub), I should probably do something that is raised significantly, though the cats haven't actually scratched up the sub, yet, for whatever reason.
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    Watches

    All of you and your Seamasters are making me want one again!!
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    Speaker Porn

    I'm so used to that I didn't even think about it. Good point!
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    Speaker Porn

    They must not have cats, or those coins would no longer be on the corner.
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