The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MisaBlue » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:41 am

Julia, garlic soup is the best for hangover :)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:59 am

Oooooooh yum (((Misa))) thanks!!!

*runs off to google "garlic soup recipe"*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:21 am

Good morning! Survived yesterday at work. Many blessings to the co-worker who brought an industrial size coffee thermos and told me where she had hidden it in her department. People were very well behaved, and nice on the whole. A few I really enjoyed. This time of year, I like to help the people who wander in the tool area with worried looks. A few nasties. I offered to get them "more specific" help and handed them off. I am always amazed that I can tell people I really don't know specifics about the product they are asking about, say that I know where it is located, I will take them there, and that I will find an associate who will help them, and they nod, and then continue to ask MORE questions, or just repeat the one I could not answer, in a more irritated tone. Why wold somebody go into the tool area and ask about whole house blind installation? I was able to escape to go get carts in the lot when needed and the weather was beautiful. I felt like I had been on an 8 hour hike though when I got home, went to bed at 6:30 and slept for 13 hours.
I don't have any leftovers, and neither does my sister, we both went to the same dinner. I think I'll look into cooking a turkey next week when I've had time to thaw it. Soup sounds lovely... maybe I'll just go get some turkey necks and make soup today. Share the garlic soup recipe, MDF, if it looks good. Take care.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:33 am

Elo, sorry you had to work yesterday. I give you Virtual Foot Massage (VFM). :)

I got the whole week off; I've been spending most of it out in the woods, hiking. Found a dead hawk and part of a dead deer. Only brought a freshly shed antler home.

We are going out tonight for brew pub and Imax. Sunday, somebody wants me to help them move, but I feel another hike coming on.

And where the heck is everybody? :|

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby wh..sh » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:10 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:And where the heck is everybody? :|

I am here!

Just busy getting ready for craft faire and gearing up for the last class in my Masters program :D
Starting next week, I will be freeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:29 am

Raises a big ol glass to Whoosh's FREEDOM!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby lucky420 » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:47 am

Wh...sh, what craft fair will you be at? Today and tomorrow? Are you selling?

Heeeeeeeyyy everybody good morning!

Guess what? Cheap champagne mimosas and beer don't mix well. Slight headache and sluggishness abound this a.m.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:50 am

Congratulations, wh...sh!
So when you become a Master, do they provide the black leather outfit or do you have to get one yourself?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby wh..sh » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:26 am

Thanks y'all!
Part of the Master program is to practice looking good in a mean leather outfit :D

lucky420 wrote:Wh...sh, what craft fair will you be at? Today and tomorrow? Are you selling?

420, the craft fair is at my work. Just a small scale holiday fair for the employees, starting Monday. I will be selling some jewelry... nothing fancy 8)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:42 am

Yeay! Wooshie!
Happy for you!
Yeah Elorum I thought of you yesterday as my friend and I wandered around Seattle and everyone was going nuts, there is only so mutch stupid I can handle and it is inevitably the Stranger who brings the Most Dumbness to the table. I did get a chance to use my Cell phone Jammer, on a crowded bus, The conversation about; "That G@#%!n no good so and so who never buys his own daughter a F*&$%^ng Christmas present!" was cut short. :P
All in all a good day.
Now I'm off to Sweat-lodge, after the revelries this is prolly gonna hurt.
Have a nice Saturday.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:00 am

Out of curiosity, is your jammer mobile specific, or does it jam all frequencies?

Bus seems like a good place for one.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:28 am

*gazes at Knowmad in open envy*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bob » Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:42 pm

Too many threads.... was there a Black Turdsday sale on them at the Wal-Mart?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:49 pm

Too many Bar threads? There's always Simon's Coffee Shop :mrgreen:

My Elves are playing hookie today, very lousy timing on their part = time for new Elves.

I cannot find ready-made large (min. of 3ft by 5 ft) canvas board, seems they aren't producing it any more. I think I can make my own...this is gonna be interesting.

Happy Saturday everyone! 8) Meanwhile, I'll be working 'til midnight...I'm so happy, I could cry!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bob » Sat Nov 24, 2012 3:56 pm

The plywood yards have 5x5 ft panels of Russian birch up the yin-yang.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:06 pm

mmmmmmmmmmm, 11 ply cabinet grade.......
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby moonrise » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:16 pm

Thanks Bob, Simon et al. (those beloved socks, haha!)

Masonite, finished Birch plywood or something close will work. Gesso and canvas and I'm off and running, I hope!
Since materials can cost a lot, I might shout out (on my regional list) for some experienced help. I'd like to do it right the first time (pay a starving artist something for their time) and keep the money in the family ;)

Runnin' outta daylight here...fuck! Back to rental unit cleaning, what fun! :? Btw, I didn't choose this gig, I became a landlord by default...erg.

It's dark-thirty, where is everybody? Did someone remember to turn ON the LED's outside?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Dr. Pyro » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:37 pm

Mornin' campers.

Actually barpeeps, it's Saturday evening in Las Vegas. Been making a few (unsuccessful) investments in town. Couldn't even tell it was Thanksgiving around Treasure Island and The Rio. Saw Penn and Teller last night. So-so. Anyway, heading home tomorrow. Oh, and I haven't checked this board since Wednesday, so if anyone gave me a shout out, I will never see it.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bin Noddin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Cheers!
Meatloaf for Thanksgiving with the son, his GF and a friend
Neighbor wandered over and in no-time we had my whole yard raked
Then she and I went to see a friend perform in a club
Today totally lazy-ass
My son is getting me a new refrigerator for Hanukkah
Tomorrow: Dupont farmers' market in the morning,
Burner Brunch at noon (hey, MDF - come by Mei Wah at New Hampshire and M),
6 Characters in Search of an Author in the evening
All in all, it's a good life
Cheers, y'all!
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:56 pm

6 Characters in Search of an Author in the evening



how absurd....
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Bin Noddin » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:22 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:
6 Characters in Search of an Author in the evening



how absurd....

I hope so
And after the theater I'll go pee on the ex's lawn, since it's on the way home.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:26 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:
6 Characters in Search of an Author in the evening



how absurd....

I hope so
And after the theater I'll go pee on the ex's lawn, since it's on the way home.
Yes, I know how to have fun

I don't know, Bin, that sounds like passive-aggressive rebellion against the eternal mother to me...

I don't know how to have fun, however.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:20 pm

Hannukah fridge!

Sounds good.

If canvas board is what I think it is, I know where to get it, but it costs too much.
I have some in 4x8.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby knowmad » Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:26 pm

gyre wrote:Out of curiosity, is your jammer mobile specific, or does it jam all frequencies?

Bus seems like a good place for one.

CDMA, iDEN, GSM
and because most phones are using various combinations of those it pretty much wipes them all out up to 25' foot radius. disables GSM tracking as well. the broad band disruptor is a white-noise generator that pretty much catches everything from CB band to UHF video, of course range varies for different signals. has different modes, CDMA is good enough to hit most Cell phones. A very liberating device.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:30 pm

If it's jamming cb too, it's probably a wideband.
The standard used to be full frequency spectrum to block surveillance.
Cheap to make, but problematic with so much else on radio now.
Still ideal for sweeping.
Just don't get caught using it.
The full spectrum stuff is very illegal.
They judge this stuff on the amount of interference, and full spectrum blocks everything.
There is just so much stuff using radio now, not just mobile radio phones.

Very specific jammers are legal in some countries.

With a directional antenna, you can jam using very weak signals.
Single radios even.
We used to have a cb moron running about a kilowatt in my neighborhood.
Came over everything, phone, tv, etc.
I would aim four watts down the middle of his huge antenna, peg all his meters.
No one else could even pick me up.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby trilobyte » Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:34 am

Actually anything that jams mobile/cellular frequency ranges (along with anything that interferes with PCS, GPS, police radar, or wifi) is illegal in the US.

Hope everyone's having a good weekend, whether it's a holiday, extended holiday, or original recipe regular weekend. We've been relaxing and avoiding shops, and doing a little brainstorming over a few different projects. Congrats, wh…sh! Glad to hear you survived the onslought, Elorrum! Sorry to hear the frybread truck was a no-go, Knowmad. In truck-related news, my friends' food truck caught fire on Wednesday as they were driving home from lunch service (engine fire, not kitchen fire). He had been having more than a few engine troubles recently, and was already starting to think about getting a new truck. Fortunately nobody was hurt, and hopefully his insurance covers most of it. In the meantime I'll have to go hit up his brick and mortar shop a couple miles away for my bacon fix (and just generally show support).

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:59 am

It's a fine legal point, but that statement isn't entirely true.
A full spectrum device always interferes, so is illegal.
Also so easy to build, impossible to ban.
Narrow band interference can be harmless or so innocuous as to be nearly so, and is treated so.
But this could be a fifty page discussion of the fcc agenda and failure to do it's job as designed.
They now only represent money interest, and I have advocated for their complete dissolution, and replacement.

It's more about use and intent, as with many tools.
And if they're smart, they would rather see narrow use devices out there.
They continue to shut down well operated "pirate" stations on interference grounds, when it is a lie.
They also refuse to legally license such stations, as they are mandated to do.

In my neighborhood, my equipment was legal, but the use was not, other than a necessity due to fcc inaction after many complaints.
I interfered with no one else, but the totally illegal transmitter.
In fact, the fcc didn't care about his wildly illegal and disruptive (daily) operation because the complaints didn't come from a moneyed tv or radio station.

A key phrase is "devices designed to intentionally block, jam, or interfere with authorized radio communications".
Many buildings already block signals and have to use repeaters to enable mobile radio (phone) use.
A concern is interference outside of an intended "jammed" area, typically a cinema or restaurant.
If they don't permit or allow quality equipment, there will be worse problems from uncontrolled, unintended interference.
'Interference' is the fcc buzzword to allow them to do what they want, and this is why "jammers" are a sensitive area in this country.

A low power device, such as mentioned, may have a range of ten or twenty feet and is a lower priority than higher power units.
Typical anti-surveillance jammers operate in this low range, subtlety being an asset.
Conventional wisdom is that it is better to find devices without making it obvious that this has been done.
Effective counter-surveillance can be involved.
So there is a demand and as long as the jammers are legal in some places, they will be on the market.

The fcc also routinely ignores or allows federal law to be violated, as with legal receivers suppressed for other reasons.

In theory this is an interference device, but not radio, and intermittent use only, so "legal" last I heard.
What do you think?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:41 am

Good morning all!

*starts ECM*

Bin, I would love to come out for brunch but I am stuck home working today until 8 PM. :( Hoping for a quieter day today, no tragedies please, and time for a little snoozing between phone calls... that would be nice. I am seriously behind on sleep. Maybe Knowmad would come and jam my phones for me. 8)

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Thorormr » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:48 am

Been slamming the OT and worked through the holiday, just enjoyed a particularly lazy night off. I get three more then I'm on for seven nights straight. I wasn't totally unproductive, I did a load of laundry and put it away. I also put my new fire poi through their virgin burn and only singed some hair in the process because I didn't put a hat on to contain the loose fuzzy stuff. No biggie, I hit the ground when I heard the sizzle then went back to spinning. I'm due for a trim anyway. I dug out an old beanie I used to wear when getting serious with the weightlifting and decommodified it, it can burn up instead of me next time.

Sorry I don't post more often, but I usually barely have enough time to scan through before having to skedaddle out the door.

Now if someone has access to Rain$oft parts I need a turbine assembly for an EC4 (part # 17558) I just had to pull it off and whack it around (again . . .) so it'd spin again. Some of the issue is grit in the water line, the rest of it is the bearing is chirping. From what I've heard the last place I want to go to for the part is Rain$oft. The "lifetime" warranty probably only applies to the original purchaser and it was here when the house was bought.

And continuing the totally random, I've also been working on some knots for creating my own poi from rope. The small test versions might be given away for zipper pulls at Frostburn. Oddly enough the inspiration for it came from some distant ex's son's time in jail unraveling socks and making crosses. Eventually I want to make a pair of hammers out of kevlar for fire spinning to go with the name.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby FIGJAM » Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:54 am

Is someone MIA?

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