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Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 03:06 PM
Replies: 26
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Posted By mjohnson
Yup. My grandparents had one too - that I think...

Yup. My grandparents had one too - that I think came from their quite well-off parents. Cleaning out the house after gma died at 97yo produced huge piles of very nice stuff that nobody wanted. Whole...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 01:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,248
Posted By mjohnson
I picked up the habit about 15 years ago and had...

I picked up the habit about 15 years ago and had to go relearn cursive. The first few attempts would would have earned a "check-minus" for a third grader... Now most anyone (over 30) can read my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,248
Posted By mjohnson
That Pelikan is pretty! (must resist - must...

That Pelikan is pretty! (must resist - must resist - must resist looking for this online - that's gonna be an expensive websearch!)

Pilot's nicer pens are amazing too - I'm so bummed that my 823's...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-13-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,248
Posted By mjohnson
Think of it as (in a stereotypical-American way)...

Think of it as (in a stereotypical-American way) as speaking with a british accent. It makes whatever you write seem smarter - even if it's complete crap!

FPs are great for frequent use. If you'll...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-13-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By mjohnson
I'm partial to the plutonium ones we make in Los...

I'm partial to the plutonium ones we make in Los Alamos...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,009
Posted By mjohnson
We're stuck on the side of a volcano and have so...

We're stuck on the side of a volcano and have so much silicates in our water that you need a hammer to clean your glass shower doors. Ten years in now with RO and the Jura and the fridge are still...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 2,248
Posted By mjohnson
I'd say that, especially in a full gold nib,...

I'd say that, especially in a full gold nib, they're more than a little >> bic. I had a Townsend w/custom 18k nib that would eat any ink and work forever (or at least as far as that little converter...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-29-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,918
Posted By mjohnson
I like "live beneath your means" and "today could...

I like "live beneath your means" and "today could just have been the best day of your life - consider that tomorrow"
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-29-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By mjohnson
We have magic boxes for that at work and yup,...

We have magic boxes for that at work and yup, you're going to be dead soon while the phone calls home to mom. On or off, there's no OFF these days. You have to bring a cord to plug them into the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-29-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 5,135
Posted By mjohnson
(since I have a 7yo) Big cushions - think...

(since I have a 7yo)

Big cushions - think Bumper Bowling.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,009
Posted By mjohnson
Espresso life! Go get your coffee milkshakes...

Espresso life! Go get your coffee milkshakes elsewhere...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,009
Posted By mjohnson
(jura guy here - so take it or leave it) I...

(jura guy here - so take it or leave it)

I only hook up the plumbing for an event - as in four or more latte/capps in a session. The cleanup has me too stressed out. I've never had a bad time with...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-17-2021, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,780
Posted By mjohnson
I agree that AE quality has lagged, and it's...

I agree that AE quality has lagged, and it's unfortunate that you have to dig to make sure of what you're buying.

Ten years or so ago I bought into the AE thing and have a half dozen pair. I think...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-17-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,348
Posted By mjohnson
Even those of us in the (relatively) secure upper...

Even those of us in the (relatively) secure upper middle class are shifting to conservative spending. Sure I know I got paid today, but tomorrow?

I'm more optimistic than some, so I think we'll...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-17-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,136
Posted By mjohnson
Youse guys don't know how lucky you are. ...

Youse guys don't know how lucky you are.

Eggs over easy, hollandaise, Caesar salad, (proper) scotch eggs. All of the good stuff I guess.

Short of chalky yellow, yolks eff me up. That sucks so...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-12-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 971
Posted By mjohnson
Our emergency response teams that sit on call to...

Our emergency response teams that sit on call to deploy around CONUS if there's a nuclear problem were required to get shot and would be dropped from the team if they refused. Of course that's a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-12-2021, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 504
Posted By mjohnson
IDK - some say that a Dewalt or Makita will get...

IDK - some say that a Dewalt or Makita will get things done just as well, but this one has been worth every dollar. You admire its heft, its design and its durability.

Plus, they might insist...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-10-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 767
Posted By mjohnson
On the full-frame nikons there's usually a "WB"...

On the full-frame nikons there's usually a "WB" button and you use a scroll-wheel to cycle through the options. My 700 and 610 have little "sunshine", "clouds", "lightning bolt (flash)" and other...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-09-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3,878
Views: 470,628
Posted By mjohnson
This guy's cartoons are pretty awesome. The...

This guy's cartoons are pretty awesome. The mailman might be bringing one to casajohnson soon.
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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-05-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 767
Posted By mjohnson
I blame auto white balance. If you're taking a...

I blame auto white balance. If you're taking a sequence of images, or want to compare things, pick a setting (sun/cloud/whatever). When I dumbly leave things on auto it's super annoying how the tone...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-04-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By mjohnson
Probably wasn't a concern then - we can have...

Probably wasn't a concern then - we can have confidence it'd at least have blowed up so you'd need tweezers and cotton balls to get the residue.

Sorry Tom Clancy.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-04-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By mjohnson
Ponderous point - The bomb the Enola Gay and...

Ponderous point -

The bomb the Enola Gay and Gen. Tibbets dropped had never been tested. Crazy! Who would go to war with an untested weapon?

It says something that the first test was over the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-04-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By mjohnson
I think they've been restored now. A colleague's...

I think they've been restored now. A colleague's been there and they recovered tons of spare parts from the two bombs that were just dumped into the surf at the end of the runway. Allegedly the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-04-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 895
Posted By mjohnson
And his grandson, Paul Tibbets IV, was a bomber...

And his grandson, Paul Tibbets IV, was a bomber pilot in the USAF (Wiki claims one of the few to be B-52, B-1 and B-2 qualified) and very active in the nuclear side of things. There's a B61-12 bomb...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-02-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,148
Posted By mjohnson
Gordons is a fine gin - and if you get it by the...

Gordons is a fine gin - and if you get it by the handle it won't break. The fine print on the label claims the Queen's good with it too. You're not getting that with your Sipsmith or whatever.
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