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Old 11-26-20, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Oh, eternal life and how to make perfect boiled eggs, to name a couple.
You meant eternal youth, right? lol
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Originally Posted by DougRNS
Happy Thanksgiving to all including Trsnrtr
Greetings, and happy TG to you as well!!
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Originally Posted by BillyD
You meant eternal youth, right? lol
Too late for that.
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Happy turkey day everyone!

Apropos of nothing, here's Diana Ross eating ribs on the sidewalk:

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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Oh, and for those who wonder why I hate socially-required gift-giving:

I finally got AG to be ok with donating the Roomba her mother bought us three homes ago. We don't use it (cleaning services are relatively cheap in Texas, and we've had houses that aren't conducive to using it) but we've lugged the damn thing - new in box! - for years because of guilt over "it's a gift". We appreciate the gesture but it was a total waste that just fed into the consume and discard cycle with no utility.
I'd buy it off ya, I love those and mine is showing its age.
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That sucks.

Please direct me to the post that explains what happened.
Way back. The short story is that I lost consciousness walking on the sidewalk while running errands during lunch on Friday the 13th. Obviously fell, abraded by forehead, fractured my left thumb, banged my right knee, bit the inside of my left lip and hurt the left side of my jaw. Was in the hospital until the following Monday. Likely cause yet to be determined.
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Old 11-26-20, 10:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
To a web QA/ developer that is an unacceptable answer.
I tend to focus more on people behavior here than machine behavior.

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Squeezed out for a pre-cooking/pre-gluttony ride. Saw these brazen turkeys on the ride -

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Cookery begins.
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Also, besides the turkeys, the roads were so nice and quiet. Other than the lack of zombies, it had a post-apocalyptic vibe... but in a good way.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Also, besides the turkeys, the roads were so nice and quiet. Other than the lack of zombies, it had a post-apocalyptic vibe... but in a good way.
Nice. I should get out and ride. Craving dirt, not road though. On my last road ride I rode a quarter mile of single track on 23s and that was the highlight of the ride
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
Squeezed out for a pre-cooking/pre-gluttony ride. Saw these brazen turkeys on the ride -


saw this on strava, thought they were fake.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
saw this on strava, thought they were fake.
I guess the figure I'd they haven't got the axe by Thanksgiving morning they're probably safe and free to roam the streets!
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
saw this on strava, thought they were fake.
The turkey population in the metro area seems pretty robust these days. I never saw them when I was a kid, but started seeing them onesie-twosie when we moved back to MN seven or eight years ago. The last couple years, they've gotten bold. They'll strut out on to a 35mph street and give the cars that "I'm walkin' here!" attitude.
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
The turkey population in the metro area seems pretty robust these days. I never saw them when I was a kid, but started seeing them onesie-twosie when we moved back to MN seven or eight years ago. The last couple years, they've gotten bold. They'll strut out on to a 35mph street and give the cars that "I'm walkin' here!" attitude.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
I guess the figure I'd they haven't got the axe by Thanksgiving morning they're probably safe and free to roam the streets!
Until next year....
Happy American Thanksgiving to all you yanks on here (Canadian Thanksgiving was more than a month ago).
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
Too late for that.
Oh, to be 55 again.
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Originally Posted by BillyD
I tend to focus more on people behavior here than machine behavior.

Ah but I know I can't figure out people's behavior. I will crack this LPLO thing. I already suspect it's:

Quick Reply loading posts from a new page that use images uploaded to the server

There's a feature in the JS that stores some amount of content in the user's cache and doesn't load new unless it detects that there's new content on the server. However, it appears to be able to get desynched and be stale without knowing, and so when it attempts to load the new page it helpfully checks whether the content has changed. Because it thinks it hasn't, it keeps you on the last page with content on your local cache. That's why posting onto the locked page works (it knows the content on the page has changed) but doesn't unlock the previous page. Then when you delete your browser cache and attempt to view the locked page, it can't find anything locally (of course) and loads all the new content and takes you to the requested page.

The workaround was simple to figure out; the JS is too ugly to easily figure out the cause by looking at the code. I may do some experimentation later to see if I can reliably repro the error.
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Originally Posted by big john
Oh, to be 55 again.
That won't ever happen to me, right? Right???
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Anyone have any experience with Whoop and would like to share thoughts about it? I am thinking it could help with overall health data like restful sleep and catch heart irregularities since it is worn 24/7/365
No personal experience, but DCRainmaker’s review was not favorable.
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No personal experience, but DCRainmaker’s review was not favorable.
Yeah, but they've got awesome social media presence, so that's all that matters.
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No personal experience, but DCRainmaker’s review was not favorable.
thanks, I read a good bit of the long review and I'll pass. Plus the price is ridiculous.
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thanks, I read a good bit of the long review and I'll pass. Plus the price is ridiculous.
It's a subscription service too, isn't it? I seem to recall seeing that, which is a definite turnoff for me.
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Welp, a Black Friday deal got me - a new (used) lens is on the way. I'd been waiting on one of a few retailers to pop up with a good sale, and one finally did (25% off - ).

This is actually going to be replacing an existing lens, though, and I should be able to sell the current lens for more than the purchase price of the inbound lens. I'll be going from a Zeiss 35mm f/1.4 Distagon to a Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 Biogon, for the zero or so of you that are interested. The current Distagon produces some stunning images and, optically, it's probably the favorite of any lens that I've owned. Unfortunately, it's also on the big side and weighs a cool 1.1kg with adapter - that pretty much ensures that it gets left at home for anything except special occasions that don't involve too much walking. The new Loxia will come in much smaller and feathery in comparison (more than 700g lighter!), so it'll be viable pretty much all the time.
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Originally Posted by big john
Oh, to be 55 again.
Right?
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