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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby somitomi » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:17 am UTC

Real talent is fastening a small spot lamp on a wall with two big fuckoff screws in such a way that it still wobbles. I'm awestruck by the contractor's bold defiance of societal norms by eschewing wall plugs.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:32 am UTC

My passenger side headlight burnt out last night, so I ordered some new bulbs on Amazon and got them this afternoon. At work, I was looking up instructions on how to change out the bulbs, and I was getting ridiculous instructions like removing the wheel and reaching up through the wheel well to change out the bulb.


All I needed to do was pop open the hood.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby addams » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:33 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:New World foods are the best. Squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and more! Not to mention other tasty stuff like chocolate, vanilla, papaya, passionfruit, guava, pineapple, avocado, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Although there’s not many domestic food animals from the New World, turkey is good and Muscovy duck is fantastic. Eating a purely Old World diet would be boring and tiring. Heck, now that I think about it, most of my non-meat (and non-leaf) food consumption is stuff from the New World!
Yes. So true.
I sat and pondered the diet of Europeans before they found the Americas and India.

Thats what did it.
That's what sent them out in single minded multigenerational imperialism.
Those people were looking for something to Eat!

After they found the spices of India to go with the corn and potatoes.
Well...They stopped; Mission accomplished.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sableagle » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:20 pm UTC

Would wearing this on a hiking trip be a bad idea?

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Zohar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 pm UTC

Yes. It will make other people uneasy.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby pogrmman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:37 am UTC

For whatever reason, I got approached in the airport today by someone who only spoke Spanish and was looking for help finding her gate. I know more than enough Spanish to get by in such a situation and to make a little chit chat, and it was awesome having an opportunity to practice normal conversation with someone. I haven’t gotten a chance to do that in forever.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby addams » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:41 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:For whatever reason, I got approached in the airport today by someone who only spoke Spanish and was looking for help finding her gate. I know more than enough Spanish to get by in such a situation and to make a little chit chat, and it was awesome having an opportunity to practice normal conversation with someone. I haven’t gotten a chance to do that in forever.
Yey!
Foe multilingual Persons!

It has been proven, people that speak multiple languages use more of their brains.
You must have a very good brain. Lucky You.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Quercus » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:24 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:My passenger side headlight burnt out last night, so I ordered some new bulbs on Amazon and got them this afternoon. At work, I was looking up instructions on how to change out the bulbs, and I was getting ridiculous instructions like removing the wheel and reaching up through the wheel well to change out the bulb.


All I needed to do was pop open the hood.


You lucky bastard. My headlight recently burnt out 350 miles from home at a motorway service station. Luckily the petrol station sold the bulbs, but to change a headlight on my car requires you to remove the wheel arch trim (which is held on by plastic fasteners grown both stiff and brittle since the car was new. The hardest one to get off, which I royally fucked up in the attempt, it turns out that I didn't even have to remove). Then you need to reach up, blind, because there's room for one hand, or space to look at what you're doing, not both, and remove the connector, the rubber gasket and manipulate an exceedingly fiddly retention clip to remove the bulb.

It's even worse putting the new bulb in, because you need to do the whole blind fumbling routine in reverse, while avoiding the glass of the bulb getting any dirt, grease or scratches on it at all.

All in all that was 45 minutes of lying on my back on petrol-stained concrete in the cold and dark that I'd rather not repeat. I'm seriously considering asking my garage to just change out the bulbs every couple of services and be done with it (it'd be easy once you have the car lifted up and appropriate tools to hand).

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby sardia » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 pm UTC

You could just risked the stern complaint from the cops, and just drive home until you get to the mechanics tomorrow. You only use headlights during the day. Dunno how greedy the cops are by you.


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