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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-12-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By djmcmath
Not satire: there was a recent article about a...

Not satire: there was a recent article about a college professor who identified as a hippopotamus. I'll have to google to find that one...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-07-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,064
Posted By djmcmath
This is a crazy story, I can't believe it's not...

This is a crazy story, I can't believe it's not getting more coverage.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-03-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,588
Posted By djmcmath
I bought into the GoPro package years ago, for...

I bought into the GoPro package years ago, for karting and racing. I found that even with the low res early units (which were significantly lower cost than The Coolest New Version), I had enough...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-23-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,490
Posted By djmcmath
A number of years ago, a friend of mine was...

A number of years ago, a friend of mine was commuting on his motorcycle on I-5. A car blindly changed lanes right into him, and he magically managed to stay upright and get over to the curb.
...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-21-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,845
Posted By djmcmath
True enough, Paul. I called the CDO or the CO a...

True enough, Paul. I called the CDO or the CO a number of times, even in my relatively little time driving surfaced.

But then, the Collisions and Groundings trainings are full of tales of...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-21-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,162
Posted By djmcmath
There's an apocryphal tale of a guy driving a VW...

There's an apocryphal tale of a guy driving a VW Beetle across the border from Canada to the US. The border agent stopped him for a routine search, and, not realizing the trunk was in the front,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-20-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,845
Posted By djmcmath
I wonder if some of the time confusion is due to...

I wonder if some of the time confusion is due to time zone discrepancies. When you're out in the middle of nowhere, it's not always easy to know what local authority owns the water, and what time...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-08-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,798
Posted By djmcmath
One more anecdotal point on this: I dated a girl...

One more anecdotal point on this: I dated a girl for a couple of years who was openly fascinated by the fact that I "could do stuff." One of our early dates involved building period-correct railings...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-08-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 10,798
Posted By djmcmath
There's definitely a balance between doing it...

There's definitely a balance between doing it yourself and paying someone else to do it. And for me, that's been some hard lessons learned. I was raised in a poor family. It was either DIY or it...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-26-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,882
Posted By djmcmath
Most of us will probably die quietly in a...

Most of us will probably die quietly in a hospital bed surrounded by people we love. People like this are far more likely to die *doing* something they love.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-16-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By djmcmath
In my office, there's no USB devices of any kind...

In my office, there's no USB devices of any kind (unless specifically approved by corporate, which includes a short list of nearly obsolete mice and keyboards), no device of any kind which...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By djmcmath
It's got a f***ing "e" in it. Why *wouldn't* it...

It's got a f***ing "e" in it. Why *wouldn't* it be pronounced "hoppy's?" If you say it like "ol hoppy's nummer nawn," like you're from Georgia, it even has a nice twangy sort of rhythm to it.

:)
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-06-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,468
Posted By djmcmath
That's a local story, here -- I'm in Kitsap...

That's a local story, here -- I'm in Kitsap County, right next door. Apparently, the homeowner owned several adjacent properties, and the victim of the shooting was a resident of a nearby house. ...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-02-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,350
Posted By djmcmath
I saw an article last week sometime that...

I saw an article last week sometime that suggested that Earth may eventually face the same fate, the slowly fading atmosphere problem. We may have to solve the problem just to stay here, let alone...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-29-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,690
Posted By djmcmath
If the Cayenne made the list, have you considered...

If the Cayenne made the list, have you considered VW's Touareg?
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 7,468
Posted By djmcmath
Castle doctrine varies from state to state. In...

Castle doctrine varies from state to state. In MD, an intruder had to be (a) inside my house and (b) about to commit a felony before deadly force was authorized. I couldn't shoot a guy who was on...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,607
Posted By djmcmath
They had the opportunity to get the drop on the...

They had the opportunity to get the drop on the guy -- his back was to the door. Had they shot him right up front, they could have lived through it. They also would have guaranteed themselves a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-22-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By djmcmath
I'm pretty sure there have been studies on this. ...

I'm pretty sure there have been studies on this. People who are viewed as "more attractive" have slight advantages in all kinds of things, from job interviews to waitstaff tips to whether or not...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-21-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By djmcmath
That's been my experience too -- they either lie...

That's been my experience too -- they either lie about it, or they look in the same computer that I'm looking at. I've occasionally had smaller hardware stores look, but never at the Big Box stores....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-16-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By djmcmath
I've met a LOT of people who've done that. They...

I've met a LOT of people who've done that. They come for an interview in August, and discover by October that the 4-color glossy brochure they experienced that weekend in "the summer" isn't what...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-15-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,087
Posted By djmcmath
Someone the other day mentioned that we've had 8...

Someone the other day mentioned that we've had 8 days without rain since Oct 1. I don't really want to look at the Seattle regional suicide trends...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-02-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By djmcmath
Oh, right, for those of us who read the question....

Oh, right, for those of us who read the question. Sorry. #sheepish

September is hit-and-miss: plan on 55-65F and raining, but it could be 75 (and raining). Special bonus: after Labor Day, there...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-02-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 879
Posted By djmcmath
I'll add to the rant -- Hilton was running an ad...

I'll add to the rant -- Hilton was running an ad on Pandora for a LONG time about "click-around-it is," a made-up disease where people constantly click-around the internet trying to find the best...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-02-2017, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 455
Posted By djmcmath
Critical question. In Seattle, it's cold and...

Critical question. In Seattle, it's cold and rainy for about 9 months of the year. It's warm and rainy for the other 3. ;)

If you're in Seattle for two nights:
- Craft beer: Given the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-01-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By djmcmath
For some fun background, I'll be visiting a...

For some fun background, I'll be visiting a friend in Malawi, about 500mi to the south, flying in and out of Lilongwe "International" Airport. I said to myself, "If I'm going to be in South Africa,...
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