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a mere $57 on amazon...

but, then again, any tech book i've ever bought was in that price range...

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Today was a mixed day of sadness and joy. Sadness because a good neighbors daughter was buried. She was run over by a big eight-wheeler while cycling on her way to work at the beginning of the week

If the two "coats" are males, chances are they've just found a girlfriend down the road. They'll be back when they're done courting. I have a couple males (Whitey and Big Guy) who come here to eat on

This I've just got to relate :- Greycoat unsurprisingly really likes chicken . This morning I was down the other end of the garden laying a random stone footpath when I heard an unusual noise . Lookin

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I may be going to slip over the horizon for a while soonish .I've been ripped off to the tune of 15euro for going 360mb over the d/load limit.

This has never happened before . All that's changed is the lad is using Tor , so I'm wondering if the proxy thing is the guilty one.

 

It's also sailing time and I'm suffering a great hankering to be off on the big water .

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I'd have to think about that a minute or so. I'm not sure if TOR would use more bandwidth. It's possible. I may need to investigate.

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If you are allowing others to use you as an exit node, then yes, the bandwidth hit will likely be significant.

 

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I think you are right . The last time Tor was used it ate 1.2gb as opposed to normal usage of between 450/700mb and they are long sessions.

I will look and see if the Tor can be tightened up.

 

Thank you for the inside track on this .

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The missus gave me a tiddley ikkle goldfish in a bowl one year for my birthday . And a funny look when she saw a couple of tears slipping down my cheeks.

I had to explain that the motto in the house is *there are no prisoners under this roof*ever. Poor fish .

 

This year its a Zelkova bonsai tree . I kept shtum! Poor tree.

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Speaking of Ray; haven't seen him here for a while. I just sent him and email to make sure all is well.

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i love trains, they are sooo economical, especially around and between densely populated areas.

when i become beloved supreme leader of the world (next couple weeks or so...) i'm going to mandate more trains.

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Ultra lightweight solar trains . I designed an all terrain solar train for Switzerland . Barely escaped the looney bin. :hysterical: :hysterical: :clap:

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Had a crazy day today . Decided to go sailing . Got the boat ready and for some reason decided to take the rubber duck with the little outboard in side tow.

We were just out of the harbour looking forward to a nice day cruising about . When phut! the engine stopped < on a flood tide with an onshore breeze. We had picked up a section of flotsam rope which fouled the prop and bound the rudder hard to it . No power No steering,drifting to rocky prominence 500yds away . Holy mackerel . Nothing for it but to tranship to the dingy start the tiny motor and start to pull the 5ton boat against the wind and tide. to get a tow rope on her nose . Agonizingly slowly she backed away from the rocks and managed to get a tow on her nose . But then the dingy was the wrong way round .So nothing for it with the dingy going in reverse ,Yard by hard won yard we got the whole mess back into the harbour.

Now the *funny* bit .This whole business took at least an hour .So just as we cleared the prop and were about to go back out ,This cheery face pops up and asks if we need medical assistance,

They sent him in a car. arriving in the "nick" of time to catch us just as we were going out again .

I support our Coastguard service ,BIG TIME>What I cannot figure out . is we didn't call them . and why not come by the high-speed rib instead of a car. Their base is only 5miles away and would have taken 6mins 10 tops. The road takes a lot longer due to traffic etc.

Oh! well the joys of sailing on the Irish sea.

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The rest of the day was very lacklustre after that adrenalin pumping episode . But we did a few miles in a dropping wind and gave up and went back to harbour. We will go down to clean the seagull glue off the decks tomorrow . Then square things up to get away on Sat or Sun. Just to cruise around and get back our *sea-legs*

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When leaving harbour . One is totally responsible for one's own safety and that of the crew. It's a movement into an alien environment where almost anything can happen

A lot like motorcycling in a way. I call it flying "wings vertical" Unexpected events occur and it's only with good training, experience and a cool head that one will find and execute a good solution .

There is an intense pleasure when the wind and sea gets up a bit and everything just clips along . When all is running well one can make coffee cook a meal enjoy the freedom of the only true intercontinental highway. Absolute freedom . Nirvana.

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Happy Birthday United States of :th_1sm198balloons: :th_1sm198balloons: :th_1sm198balloons: blow%20out%20candles.gif :Hammys_pint: :th_action-smiley-066: :th_action-smiley-066: :th_hi: :th_1sm198balloons: :th_1sm198balloons: :th_1sm198balloons: :th_banana_smiley_14: :th_wavsign: :th_waving2-1: :th_smiley-wave2: :alien: :cat: America .

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i'd hoped to by a substantial sailing vessel one day, perhaps with 2 masts! but, it looks like it is not to be.

 

thanks for the happy birthday, capt!

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Never give up on having a boat . I dont know if you are inland or on the coast . But either way there has to be a stretch of water accessible to you . Look out for a "trailer sailer" They are to be got for handy money and carry 2/4 persons .Hone your skills in one of those . Find a friendly buddy to show you how its done safely . When you can handle her solo you will find that the desire for a schooner will fade away . Sloop rig 3/4 is a good way to start . Junk rig if you intend to travel long distances .

 

Welcome aboard.

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I'm not much on nautical things but it seems that the term "clean lines" is a lot like the term "good money." Is there any other kind? I guess this would be a boat with dirty lines...

 

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I always felt that "clean lines" meant sleek and well designed. I would have to say that Capt. Crow's posted image meets those criteria. Not very nautical myself, however, so I could be wrong. :D

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Yep ,selected for that reason . fairly shifts and not much wind/hull drag .Sleeps six at a pinch galley ,loo and lots of storage. Fit for deep sea and with a swing keel will travel in one meter of water.

Designed by Juxtamarine and built /registered in Poole . She's a classic cruiser/racer. built tough and handles the rough with aplomb.

My darling . :thumbs:

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As i sit here looking at this desktop out of the corner of my eye I see the Slackware laptop and I feel secure that if this one packs in I have the other one .

Either way I have a couple of things to get sorted on the "Slacktop" so have to keep this old thing running a while longer .

My days are well occupied with carpentry and doing all those diddley liddle jobs that come with finishing off a new den . You all saw me ladder flying on another thread. Seriously thinking about creating a music studio up there . Only problem will be the decibels .The whole thing is built of wood so the acoustics will be "who knows" .I hope when it's up "n"running that other musicians will naturally gravitate to it .

The last time something like this happened there was a whole new sound created and we called it *garage trash*. It was very popular in Bulgaria. of all places .

I couldn't see why as It sounded like a cacophony of errors to me . No one could play at less than full volume and the mics just caved under the pressure .Maybe this time we will find players with more ears than egos . We live in hope .

Later :w00tx100: :rant: :w00tx100:

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The States went through its "garage band" stage. Some good stuff came out of that era...

 

Here's a good list: http://forgottenhits.com/your_top_50_all-time_favorite_garage_bands

 

One of my favs...

 

Count Five - Psychotic Reaction

 

 

I wore out my brother's 45 of this tune back in '66-'67. I was in 1st grade, but had good taste in ROCK & ROLL already! :yes:

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The running break is the best part of it. ya jusgoddaluv the bobby socks brigade all sitting down in case the bouncer throws them out :hysterical: :hysterical:

 

Have a listen to the Humdingers over on You Tube Those guys are class.

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