The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by theCryptofishist » Sun May 12, 2013 3:11 pm

So, wait, they have wild elephants in Rochester?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MikeGyver » Sun May 12, 2013 3:18 pm

burner von braun wrote:Two (or more) monitor setups depend primarily on your graphics card within the machine, and whether it is up to the task. More and more these days, they are. If the card is able, then a cable connection, and a dialogue set up window or two, and you're in business. It is really nice to have the additional screen real estate to work with. It has been a while since I set mine up, and I tend to leave it be once it is the way I like it, but I'll look mine over again if any of you want a run through. I'm sure there are others here who are more computer savvy than I, but it isn't all that difficult usually.

A nice option is a laptop with a permanent docking station of sorts. You have two monitors, keyboard and mouse at home (the permanent monitor is usually nicer than the laptop screen), but you can disengage the laptop at will and take it with you.

Or a 'serious' desktop workstation with multiple monitors in a more permanent arrangement can boost productivity, especially with software that uses a number of windows open at once.
BvB covered all the basics, if you computer is less than around 2 years old you can probably plug a second monitor in and it will work, if not you would have to go and buy a uprated Graphics card that can handle multiple monitors.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 3:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:So, wait, they have wild elephants in Rochester?
yeah I thought that was Donkey land.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun May 12, 2013 3:58 pm

When I think of upstate New York beers I think of elephants.....and Germans...



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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 4:10 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:When I think of upstate New York beers I think of elephants.....and Germans...
totally read; BEARS
and thought WTF? I have what SOP's having.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by trilobyte » Sun May 12, 2013 4:51 pm

I'm a big fan of mulitiple displays, BvB. My current setup uses two, plus I've got a laptop handy as well as a tablet for additional handiness, if need be. And I've helped coordinate things so that if I have a browser window open on one machine it can easily be opened on the other device, gotta love that. For me, that's huge - I do the majority of my work on the big machine with dual displays (actually has two dedicated cards in it), but if that gets tied up in a render or other big computing project I can easily do the surfing or other light duty stuff on another machine.

In other news, had another great campmate meeting today. Some awesome folks who couldn't make it last week were able to swing by for drinks and nibbles and sharing of ideas today. Curio cart was well received, plus people bubbling with even more enthusiasm than expected. Art wise I think we're headed for great things, this is gonna be the best burn yet!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Sun May 12, 2013 10:47 pm

Spam It's what's for Dinner!
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clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by graidawg » Sun May 12, 2013 11:14 pm

knowmad wrote:Spam It's what's for Dinner!
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clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097

there sure is a lot today
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 12:54 am

graidawg wrote:
knowmad wrote:Spam It's what's for Dinner!


clean up isles 1 through 27,873,070,402,073,097

there sure is a lot today
Yeah, but I got a hell of a deal on a Nice quality Handbag.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 1:13 am

:lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by AntiM » Mon May 13, 2013 4:37 am

:coffee: :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

Ginger tea.... ugh, tummy/guts out of order yesterday. Yikes.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by knowmad » Mon May 13, 2013 4:46 am

:( oh, sorry to hear that Em.
tummy needs a reset.
when I get bad tummy I eat tabbouleh salad fixes it every time, also one of my favorite playa foods.
love you much but I gotta go try to sleep again. my sleep cycle has been hella screwy, i think I better go have blood drawn, and let the Endocrinologist take a peek.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by AntiM » Mon May 13, 2013 5:15 am

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not eating yet, this shit was explosive enough for a trip to the ER last night. I have a lot of cleaning up to do I don't want to face.

Endocrines out of whack, no fun.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 3:17 pm

Damn! I'm so sorry you're sick. :(
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Mon May 13, 2013 4:29 pm

(((AntiM)))

*packs up mop & bucket*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by trilobyte » Mon May 13, 2013 4:31 pm

So sorry to hear it, AntiM. Hope you're feeling better soon and cleanup isn't quite so terrible.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by pink » Mon May 13, 2013 7:43 pm

Hey all, poking my head in here after a long absence due to 100 hour work weeks. And then vacation. I didn't have the heart to read more than the last two back pages, so I'm sure I've missed a lot. And now I know what Bentonite is, where it's found, and what it's used for, but have no idea why the topic was brought up. And I'm not yet curious enough to surf the back pages.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elorrum » Mon May 13, 2013 7:52 pm

Hey Pink! Nice to see you. I hope the vacation healed you some after the beastly work weeks. Anti M, I'm sending over the bar's clean-bot. Be warned about the "dusting" setting, it's not what you might think.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Elliot » Mon May 13, 2013 8:23 pm

The Bentonite Chronicles was my fault -- my brother has a duck pond that leaks.

And I sure remember those 100 hour work weeks from my days as a truck driver.

Carry on.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Patsh » Mon May 13, 2013 9:05 pm

MyDearFriend wrote:(((AntiM)))

*packs up mop & bucket*
*books ticket, packs rubber gloves etc*
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by ygmir » Mon May 13, 2013 11:04 pm

*stumbles in, pours brandy*
Hi Gang!

so sorry you're sick AntiM!! dang.

Just back from Santa Barbara..........beautiful town, great food too!!!
found a nice place to stay, across the street from the beach and pier, and reasonable price. so that was nice.



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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by lemur » Mon May 13, 2013 11:36 pm

did i forget to mention that the hotel internet/wifi is capped at 1 megabit ?

1 fuckin megabit!


the first time i got highspeed internet, in 1998, it was 1.1megabit SDSL..

i left that place soon after, in 1999 and got 3megabit...

when i left chicago last week i had a 50megabit line.


good fuckin lord, some webpages load like a 56k modem experience... like i can see the images scrolling down as they load, like lookin at porno pages on dialup


at least i get a steady 1megabit, .. i dont know if i could handle much less.

lol, youtube is like 'omg get a bigger modem, asshole'



i had to turn off the flash plugin for this forum because the browser would be all like 'omg fu!!!' and act all laggy as it waited to finish downloading youtube vids and shit.


heh.

i didnt realize how spoiled i had been ;-P

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Savannah » Mon May 13, 2013 11:37 pm

Heeee. :lol:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue May 14, 2013 2:54 am

Good morning y'all. :coffee: :coffee: :coffee:

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Post by FIGJAM » Tue May 14, 2013 5:31 am

MDF missed these pics, so here you go! 8)
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Post by MyDearFriend » Tue May 14, 2013 5:36 am

Hooray 8) 8) 8) and thank you (((Figjam))) !!! How did they get that mannikin man to stand up straight, do you know???
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by ygmir » Tue May 14, 2013 6:14 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*

Hi MDF!! how ya feeling?
Hope AntiM is better!

great pics FJ!! looks like a ton of fun!!


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Post by knowmad » Tue May 14, 2013 6:18 am

Apparently I don't sleep any more...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue May 14, 2013 6:36 am

cartoons?

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Post by Aurelia » Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 am

Good Morning ALL !

5 days of hot music at Bottle Rock ..volunteer..fellow burners
need some recovery time now

so sorry you arent feeling your usual fine MDF

lovely photos Figgy
I thought of doing some of the Napa world and sound but was too engrossed

going to cut off my wrist tags and get normal now
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