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Message 89347 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 20:18:33 UTC

Well it's past noon o'clock on the upper left coast so I think it's time to start the party, even the mods are invited and since it is the holiday season I'll buy the first round.
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Message 89348 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 20:39:37 UTC - in response to Message 89347.  

Not sure if the Minions are the best way to start a party. Even contemplating if that isn't a banishable offense. Think of the geriatrics, please!
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Message 89349 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 20:58:28 UTC - in response to Message 89348.  

Jord with an attitude like that you have earned some lutefisk.
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Message 89350 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 21:38:39 UTC

Milkway@home seems to be down too
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Message 89351 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 21:55:37 UTC - in response to Message 89349.  

Lutefisk or lutfisk is a traditional dish of some Nordic countries. It is traditionally part of the Norwegian julebord and Swedish julbord, as well as the similar Finnish joulupöytä. It is made from aged stockfish or dried/salted whitefish and lye. It is gelatinous in texture. Its name literally means "lye fish"
And you think that's better? :p
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Message 89352 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:03:19 UTC - in response to Message 89351.  

Lutefisk is DELICIOUS!
Well he could of offered some Surströmming to us instead.
... a lightly-salted fermented Baltic Sea herring. The Baltic herring, known as strömming in Swedish, is smaller than the Atlantic herring, found in the North Sea. Traditionally, the definition of strömming is "herring fished in the brackish waters of the Baltic north of the Kalmar Strait". Wikipedia
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Message 89353 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:11:21 UTC - in response to Message 89352.  

lutefisk oh lutefisk you smell so bad but lutefisk oh lutefisk you must be had.
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Message 89354 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:26:23 UTC

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Message 89355 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:44:42 UTC

isn't mooman quite partial to that stuff?

I think I'll stick to kimchi.
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Message 89356 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:53:43 UTC - in response to Message 89355.  

Yum, this party is taking a strange twist.
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Message 89357 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 22:56:53 UTC - in response to Message 89355.  

I like a good reuben. Isn't kimchi sort of like Korean sauerkraut?
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Message 89359 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 23:11:04 UTC - in response to Message 89357.  
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seti is up. :)
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Message 89360 - Posted: 26 Dec 2018, 23:55:16 UTC - in response to Message 89357.  

I like a good reuben. Isn't kimchi sort of like Korean sauerkraut?

Yes it is.
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Message 89409 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 2:29:20 UTC

It is coming soon, we have been warned, I hope the mods can deal with the onslaught.
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Message 89412 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 13:25:30 UTC

Hold on tight. Scheduler is down, but the boards are still running - as rough as a boulder field. Summat's up.
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Message 89413 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 13:35:03 UTC - in response to Message 89412.  
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Summat's up.
Well one of my doors isn't *scowl* it just fell on me :\ which was a bit ouch and a lot unexpected. I've sort of left it where it is because no one else is home and it's kind of heavy. Probably because it's one of those ones that are supposed to be useful during a fire. Fat lot of good it would be if there was, which I'm glad to say there isn't :)

Hello Richad... hold on, I'll try that again... hello Richard :) Happy new year!

edit: I noticed beta's boards were down a bit ago. I'll go and watch seti's now - see if/when they go down


And now beta's are back so feel free to ignore this edit everyone. I'm going to :)
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Message 89414 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 13:55:15 UTC - in response to Message 89310.  

Not much of a boot type, I don't like the high back, gives me blisters. But I'll be looking into some sturdy hiking shoes before March and walk them in.
Got myself some sturdy hikers. Waterproof. Low sides for my ankles to breathe. The boots I tried made my feet sweat within two minutes, not a wise choice. Will walk these shoes in for the next two months. They fit and sit nicely.
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Message 89415 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 14:52:56 UTC

Grumble, grumble. I've been given this lovely clock:


Proper Victorian mechanical engineering, about 150 years old. Runs perfectly, but needs winding every seven (or at a pinch, eight) days. I usually maintain it on maintenance day. Which yesterday wasn't...

And I wound it a bit early last Tuesday, because there were other things happening. So it stopped. And it stopped with the minute hand blocking the winding keyhole. So I had to move it out of the way. And now it doesn't line up at the top of the minute*. And now I'll have to stop it on a good timing mark, and start it again 10 hours and 48 minutes later.

Modern kids with their GPS synchronised smart phones just don't know what time means.

* The dial is a full 12" (30 cm) across, so you can actually see the minute hand move at each 1-second tick or tock. Alignment matters!
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Message 89416 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 15:01:43 UTC - in response to Message 89415.  

That's a beautiful clock, Richard.

Here's a nice horology article -
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/20/confessions-of-a-watch-geek
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Message 89417 - Posted: 2 Jan 2019, 15:57:29 UTC - in response to Message 89416.  

That's a beautiful clock, Richard.
It's even more impressive internally, though hard to photograph without moving and dismantling.


A very simple mechanism, but the precision of the machining is breathtaking.
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