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8trackdisco Offline
#1 Posted:
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And probably soon to be forgotten.

Hear people say You learn something every day. Unsure of the level of truth with that, but startingbthink about the range of experiences with this group and think there are certainly less useful threads posted here (a bunch of them mine).

So… if you learn something new, and you’d like to share with the group, please do.
deadeyedick Offline
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A little mosquito can fvck you up!
Gene363 Offline
#3 Posted:
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deadeyedick wrote:
A little mosquito can fvck you up!


I thought I knew a lot of reasons to hate mosquitoes, having lived on the gulf coast of Texas, but here is another one.
MACS Offline
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Every time I learn something new it pushes some old stuff out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDHwGYAkzmc
JadeRose Offline
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Throw WD-40 in the trash and get some Kroil. Best penetrating oil in the world. Makes WD or PB Blaster seem like you're using nothing at all. You're welcome.
frankj1 Offline
#6 Posted:
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good is better than evil, because it's nicer.

Mammy Yokum
Gene363 Offline
#7 Posted:
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JadeRose wrote:
Throw WD-40 in the trash and get some Kroil. Best penetrating oil in the world. Makes WD or PB Blaster seem like you're using nothing at all. You're welcome.


It works but it's expensive, smells terrible and is near impossible to wash off your hands. I have good luck with Break Free CLP and of course, heat.

For another option: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeTNXbDbHcM
JadeRose Offline
#8 Posted:
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Gene363 wrote:
It works but it's expensive, smells terrible and is near impossible to wash off your hands.


I agree with all these things but I've never regretted using it. BTW...I do not use the aerosol.
Gene363 Offline
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JadeRose wrote:
I agree with all these things but I've never regretted using it


Nothing like the satisfaction of a fastener breaking loose Vs breaking.
BuckyB93 Offline
#10 Posted:
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Today's lesson (actually past couple of of months).

Just want to close out this term on these stupid management classes. Two more weeks. I'll be happy with getting an A- on them. I hate taking stupid management classes, I don't want to be a manager and college management classes are not very applicable to the real world but they are part of the curriculum so suck it up buttercup.
JadeRose Offline
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Gene363 wrote:
Nothing like the satisfaction of a fastener breaking loose Vs breaking.



Exactly. I have and use WD and PB but Kroil in a needle bottle works like magic when cleaning fishing reels or bringing an old record turntable back to life. Good for guns, too
BuckyB93 Offline
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Gene363 wrote:
Nothing like the satisfaction of a fastener breaking loose Vs breaking.


100%

Whenever I had to do any work on my car or something, I'd go to a good friend of mine's house. He has a large garage behind his house with all the tools you can imagine and pretty well equipped machine shop. If I snapped off a bolt, he had the stuff to extract it. If needed, he could craft a tool that would fit the job.

The guy doesn't have a formal engineering degree but he's way more of a real engineer than 90% of those that I've worked with. Need something made or fixed? Burt can do it.
8trackdisco Offline
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Today's lesson (actually past couple of of months).

Just want to close out this term on these stupid management classes. Two more weeks. I'll be happy with getting an A- on them. I hate taking stupid management classes, I don't want to be a manager and college management classes are not very applicable to the real world but they are part of the curriculum so suck it up buttercup.


Even with a couple decades in the corporate world, some of the things seen and said by people in management are hard to believe.

Academia couldn’t possibly even hit the dart board of reality. Unless someone came in from that world and spoke the truth- which in turn would drive people away from Business degrees in droves.

Simply put, even Jesus had a boss. And when thinking of the Holy Trinity, was technically self employed. All of my Fridays have been better than his last Good one.
8trackdisco Offline
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No Quarter.

In battles where the side about to be victorious says the enemy will Receive no Quarter, it means prisoners would not be housed. Essentially all survivors would be killed.

Santa Anna offered No Quarter to those in the Alamo.
No Quarter was also the way the tribes played the game, which Whitey didn’t understand.
Gene363 Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
No Quarter.

In battles where the side about to be victorious says the enemy will Receive no Quarter, it means prisoners would not be housed. Essentially all survivors would be killed.

Santa Anna offered No Quarter to those in the Alamo.
No Quarter was also the way the tribes played the game, which Whitey didn’t understand.


No, no, no, they were all peaceful, spritual and kind before whitey showed up. Sarcasm

Santa Anna's order ensured the death of the Alamo defenders, but inspired the Texans at the Battle of San Jacinto where Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!"
delta1 Offline
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Sand Creek, Wounded Knee and Bear River Massacres...Whitey knew...
Smooth light Offline
#17 Posted:
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Juses really made the greatest day,if you believe. Blessings are like the rains,down on all of us. Just look at the reward for obedience.
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#18 Posted:
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For fishing reels I use Lucas extreme gun oil. I also use Lucas CLP.

My lesson for today?

If you have a 5 shot mocha for breakfast and a rueben sandwich for lunch, don’t trust your farts.
delta1 Offline
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Gonz
8trackdisco Offline
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Gene363 wrote:
No, no, no, they were all peaceful, spritual and kind before whitey showed up. Sarcasm

Santa Anna's order ensured the death of the Alamo defenders, but inspired the Texans at the Battle of San Jacinto where Sam Houston's revolutionary soldiers won and secured independence for Texas, their battle cry was "Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!"


Not the first time the cultures had no understanding of the other.
Whitey certainly doesn’t understand what a treaty means.
frankj1 Offline
#21 Posted:
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15 will get ya 20
rfenst Offline
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BuckyB93 wrote:
Today's lesson (actually past couple of of months).

Just want to close out this term on these stupid management classes. Two more weeks. I'll be happy with getting an A- on them. I hate taking stupid management classes, I don't want to be a manager and college management classes are not very applicable to the real world but they are part of the curriculum so suck it up buttercup.

"If you don't buy a ticket, you can't take a ride."
frankj1 Offline
#23 Posted:
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the original line we all think we know is really:
All that glisters is not gold.

not glitters.
Whistlebritches Offline
#24 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the original line we all think we know is really:
All that glisters is not gold.

not glitters.



Actually all that glitters is gold.........it's a Stairway to Heaven,or so I've been told
DrMaddVibe Offline
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"Life is a suicide mission"
8trackdisco Offline
#26 Posted:
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Jack Coffee Hays was a man’s man.
Gene363 Offline
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DrMaddVibe wrote:
"Life is a suicide mission"


Life is a sexually transmitted terminal disease.
bgz Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
15 will get ya 20


You must be watching the Ghislaine Maxwell case.
MACS Offline
#29 Posted:
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It's a federal case. No media. No journalists. It ain't on TV and most of those in media and politics likely want it exactly that way... nothing to see here... move along... none of us are pedo's... Epstein killed himself, we swear. LOOK AWAY!
Dg west deptford Offline
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Final exam for Construction Official is tonight but here I sit reading this stuff instead of my code book.

I'll be content with an A- as well.
Good luck bucky on your exams
Speyside2 Offline
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So when you pass are you looking to become an inspector?
Dg west deptford Offline
#32 Posted:
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Too much prosperity right now as a contractor. So I'll likely continue serving select customers, flipping real-estate & investing.
For now I'm just driven to accumulate more licenses.

I'll be keeping an eye on openings in select municipalities but until I have more licenses in my pocket I'll likely keep earning for a while yet.

Never had a "real" job. So we'll see, but this seems like a useful way to keep me off the streets & out of the lounge in retirement.

Using more of my mind & less of my body to earn my bread & stogies was my motive when I started on this path. Now I suspect it's part of some plan I don't yet understand.

Get licenses! Get 'em all!
That's all I'm thinking of right now.

BuckyB93 Offline
#33 Posted:
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Dg west deptford wrote:
Final exam for Construction Official is tonight but here I sit reading this stuff instead of my code book.

I'll be content with an A- as well.
Good luck bucky on your exams


Thanks, we don't have exams per say, some weekly quizzes on the reading and stuff.

Most of the work this term is assignments, writing up responses to case studies, writing up project plans, risk assessments/mitigation and stuff. I've done a bunch of that in a previous life so its more of getting motivated to write it up. Most of it is just regurgitating the stuff I did before but tailoring it to meet requirements in the specific scenario/case study. It's not rocket surgery.

It's hard for me to get motivated on this pushing paperwork stuff. I really enjoy leaning new things on a technical side. I want to know how things tick and how to make them better. My previous work stuff started to migrate into management roles and spending way too many hours at a desk doing BS paperwork. That's not my cup of tea.

As with you, I'll need to get some certifications beyond the degree (a silly piece of paper that says I made it though school). I'll pass that bridge when I come to it but it's on the horizon so I should start looking in them

With the new career change and another degree, I'll probably be starting out at the ground level doing rookie IT stuff. Prolly make 1/2 or 1/3 of what I did doing what I did before.

It's not about the money to me. I met a fork in the road and I took it (paraphrase a quote attributed to Yogi Berra) It was a conscience decision that I didn't take lightly.

Back on topic: "Knowledge recently acquired..."

WalMart sells sex toys located near the pharmacy and condoms (I did not know that until I had to inventory that area of the store). Aisle F16, no matter where you are in the US, is where you'll find deodorants, sex stuff, pregnancy kits and so forth.
Burner02 Offline
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Hind sight is 50/50.
frankj1 Offline
#35 Posted:
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it's better to have loved a short person than never to have loved a tall
MACS Offline
#36 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
it's better to have loved a short person than never to have loved a tall

d'oh!
Stogie1020 Offline
#37 Posted:
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I found out last night that my patio umbrella does not really stop the rain from coming through. I will now call it my "patio parasol".
deadeyedick Offline
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I have two I refer to as kites. Another big one is 9x9' and anchored by 20 gallons of water so it isn't going anywhere.
delta1 Offline
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so...the F16 at Walmart can take you for a ride...good to know...
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LEO'S need and appreciate community support. In our little paradise when law enforcement needs more than their funding can support we pitch in a little so they get what they need. We often hear thank you for the help. We just say no, thank you.
Jakethesnake86 Offline
#41 Posted:
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Lucas oil makes an absolutely terrible 2 stroke oil. Yes it’s that bad
8trackdisco Offline
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Canola Oil.

The entomology of Canola is Canada Oil, which is where the oil was developed at the University of Manitoba, derived from grape seed.
JadeRose Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
Canola Oil.

The entomology of Canola is Canada Oil, which is where the oil was developed at the University of Manitoba, derived from grape seed.



Not Grape seed. It's Rape seed. Prolly not the best thing for the marketing dept to work with.
frankj1 Offline
#44 Posted:
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JadeRose wrote:
Not Grape seed. It's Rape seed. Prolly not the best thing for the marketing dept to work with.

using Ben Rothlesberger as the spokes person didn't help sales either
RMAN4443 Offline
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frankj1 wrote:
using Ben Rothlesberger as the spokes person didn't help sales either

I heard Kobe Bryant was unavailable.....................sorry, I couldn't help myselfNot talking
bgz Offline
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i^i is real
8trackdisco Offline
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JadeRose wrote:
Not Grape seed. It's Rape seed. Prolly not the best thing for the marketing dept to work with.


Rapecseed?
I learned even more about what I didn’t learn earlier.
Thanks!
Gene363 Offline
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8trackdisco wrote:
Rapecseed?
I learned even more about what I didn’t learn earlier.
Thanks!


The plant looks like mustard seed plants. We passed through miles of it on the road to Calgery.
8trackdisco Offline
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Actor Jimmy Stewart.

He continued his service in the Air Force reserve, flying missions in B-52 bombers. He even flew as an observer on a bombing mission during the Vietnam War. He retired as a brigadier general from the Air Force in 1968.

Had no idea.
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Amazon bought IMDb back in 1998 for $55M (along with two other companies).

IMDb TV launched it's streaming service in 2019. Free streaming but add supported. It's a new one to me.

It looks like about 10 commercials each hour - two chunks of 5 commercials each. Not super disruptive but any commercials of any type are annoying. I think you can get it commercial free if you have Amazon Prime, probably in some settings for the app somewhere (shrug).
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