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    You Shook Me All Night Long
    Pretty good rendition of it too. One of my faves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by passel View Post
    We call that an air guitar.
    Having a wireless guitar cord on the other hand would be handy to connect the guitar output to an amplifier without a cable.
    Technically, a wireless guitar cord would be a string.
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    I believe in most cases it would be a sleeve, not a string. And a lot of guitar strings are made from wire, so they would be air without the wire. Can you have nylon wire?
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    A sleeve becomes a string when stretched sufficiently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    A sleeve becomes a string when stretched sufficiently.
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    We have been blessed with the largest snowfall of the year, on this day....well, of this year so far....and I suppose I'm really talking about this WINTER, not this year, because otherwise I'm leaving out the snow that fell in December. I haven't bothered shoveling the walk, yet, and probably won't. The ground was warm enough that the walk melted most of the snow...until it cooled down enough, so now there is ice with a dusting of snow on top of it. Other places got 2-3 inches. Maybe even 4, really, but the sidewalk melted most of what hit it, so it's mostly just lumpy ice. Shoveling it wouldn't work so well, and might be counterproductive. Right now, the bit of snow provides a bit of traction.

    It's still snowing, too, and might for the next several days. That's a bit of a surprise. We certainly need the snow in the mountains, and getting a bit in the valley isn't so bad, but this is kind of late in the year.
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    We were supposed to get snow, in South Louisiana.

    I have lived below I-10 nearly all my life with a brief exception for a couple of months after Hurricane Rita. Long story short, I am not built for snow.

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    It looks like now it won't snow on Saturday but it might snow on Monday.

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    That has to happen only about once every couple decades, or less.

    I know that it has snowed in Miami at least once in recorded history, so I assume that you'd have snow, being so much further north as your are, but it has to be mighty rare.
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    When I was a boy, I saw snow once in '94.

    What is crazy is that my son was born in '14 and he has seen snow 6 times already. In the past 7 years we have had more snow than we have had in the past 30 years.

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    The jet steam acts like a fence between the arctic and the temperate zones. As the arctic warms, the jet stream becomes increasingly sinusoidal, which means that arctic air can dig further south over the middle of the country.
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    Went up skiing. That was fine. Also got back home safely, but it wasn't great. Four mashed cars on the way down the mountain. Two had mashed each other, the other two may have mashed one another, or hit trees. I wasn't clear on that.

    Normally, once I get to the valley, the roads are fine. Not tonight. It was ice all the way home. Several interesting accidents on the interstate. Top speed was probably about 30 mph. Nice, steady, slow, cruise home.

    One small car had managed to rear-end a semi. Both had stopped. The car was only moderately damaged. The truck...looked about how you would expect a semi to look when it was bumped at low speed by a tiny car. I'm surprised they even realized they had been hit.
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    Something is missing from this thread hmmmm..............

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    Moar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    Moar!
    MOAR!!!

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    is that the kind of fishes that Shaggy is studying ?
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    Only half of them.

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    Soooooo we are definitely getting snow on tomorrow. 19 degree low with 100% chance of snow.

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    Careful, Niya. You know how that turned out last time.
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    We have been getting snow for two days, now. It's rare to get snow in the valley, and even this has been melting out a bit. Some places look like they have about a foot, some places look like they lost a bunch. There was a gap in the snow, yesterday, but it's back.

    It won't last much, though. The snow is supposed to turn to rain by noon, and the temperatures should get well above freezing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyDexter View Post
    Careful, Niya. You know how that turned out last time.

    Nuggets ?
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    We wound up getting precipitation at the wrong time and missed the snow. We got a bunch of sleet, but no snow.

    My parents on the other hand got a ton of snow in Lake Charles. It is hilarious because there are pictures of friends using debris from the hurricane to scrape off ice.

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    Now there are videos of people using their hurricane debris for "snow boarding"

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    We got loads of snow, then it warmed, the sun came out, and it was melting fast this afternoon. Eventually, it also rained, which further dampened and melted it. Still plenty of snow out there, though. With the coming forecast, it won't last more than a day or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dday9 View Post
    When I was a boy, I saw snow once in '94.

    What is crazy is that my son was born in '14 and he has seen snow 6 times already. In the past 7 years we have had more snow than we have had in the past 30 years.
    Snowed today in Athens.
    It hasn't snowed for 12 years!

    So everybody ignored the covid and went up to Likabetous hill.


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    Mardi Gras!!!!

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    Drunk.

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    That is all.

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    Mardi Gras!!!!
    time for some crepe/pancake !!!
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    One of my clients is a health insurance provider. They recently got a $20 million dollar claim on a patient.

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    Must have been a hangnail. Those are murder.
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    The actual worse part is when I found out that the insurance carrier was able to negotiate it down to just $1 million. What is the real cost of care?

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    Nobody knows. That kind of stuff happens all the time. Frankly, I don't think the providers know, nor do the insurance companies, nor anybody else. It's pretty messed up.
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    and the winner of the 'Most obnoxious company' award is......... facebook - for it's blocking of news feeds to its Australian users...
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    Are you aware of the law that was recently passed in Australia that was the driving factor behind Facebook's decision? What obligation does a company have to continue offering a given service?

    It seems to me like the government of Australia wants its cake and to eat it too.

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    I'd say that Facebook was capable of winning that award without the help of Australia.
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    I do like the fact that Facebook completely botched pulling out their Australian news feed.

    People like doctors without borders got temporarily banned just for being tangentially related to "news" and this sort of thing happens all the time to libertarians. During the great purges of 2020 many libertarians were banned (some permanently) for holding ideas that aren't necessarily right-wing(or alt-right or neofascist, or whatever you want to call it) but weren't "mainstreamed".

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    Ultimately, Facebook is a private company that is serving as some kind of international platform, a role it was never designed to play. They're scrambling, improvising, and even floundering (that's when both of your eyes move to one side of your head), but what could anybody really expect?

    I'm no fan, nor a member, but they sure are popular.
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