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    It'll be fine as long as we can persuade those cicadas to wear face masks and observe correct social distancing. Oh, and wash their hands regularly.

    What you really need to be afraid of is Murder Hornets. This bad-boys'll take yer arm off.
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    We lost my wife's great-grandmother today. It wasn't terribly surprising, she had severe dementia (hadn't recognized me in about a year and a half) and contracted COVID-19 a couple of weeks ago. She did recover from COVID, but the doctors believe that issues from the illness contributed to her death.

    Its still sad nonetheless and I will surely miss her.
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    Im sorry for your loss dday
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    Sorry to hear that DD
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    @wes4dbt, just want to know if you are safe, we hear, in France, that they are a lot of fire in California
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delaney View Post
    @wes4dbt, just want to know if you are safe, we hear, in France, that they are a lot of fire in California
    Yeah I'm safe as long as I don't breath lol Thanks for asking.

    There are actually over 300 fires in Ca. The closest to me is @ 30 miles. But I live in the Central Valley and there is alot of flat open farm land between me and the fires. Which would make it very easy to stop any fires moving this way. Plus Modesto is 200,000+ people and spread all out.

    But the air is full of smoke and ash is falling. It's weird, the sky has a brownish yellow tint. Just another thing 2020 has thrown at us.

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    Yeah, your smoke is getting up here, though not badly, yet. Actually, the smoke we are getting is probably from other fires in Oregon, and possible the few in Idaho, currently. So far, we've been having a pretty good year for fires.
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    I just moved away from Lake Charles to SE Louisiana, but all of my family still lives there. Everyone but my brother decided to ride out the storm. A storm strong than Rita and Audrey. I'm so upset and worried for them, they're a bunch of tete durs if you ask me.
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    I have a brother like that as well..... He once said he was going to move because the people were refurbishing the neighborhoods around them and the area was getting too nice. Say what? This is after saying that his wife has to be careful carrying things into the house because it is too easy to be robbed. Some people like danger......

    Hopefully your brother stays safe!

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    When I lived in the Florida Keys, I'd argue with my landlady about her not wanting to evacuate. We never took a hit while I was there, but I'm not sure I ever convinced her that a storm surge wasn't just big waves. The house was at 10 feet elevation, so a 13 foot storm surge, as is predicted with this current storm, would have meant things would have been a bit damp.
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    My parents have two trees that fell on their house, all the windows are blown out, its a mess.
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    No windows and horizontal rain would certainly cause some problems. Holes in the roof would be problematic, as well.
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    I hope they are well. Do they have to move out? Is the house still viable/safe or good for destruction
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    My brother's house is just as bad as my parents, only his has the siding completely stripped off of his house.

    To be honest, my parent's looks to be repairable, but I'm not so sure about my brother's.
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    Siding isn't so bad, though not cheap. Interior water damage would likely be the deciding factor. At some point, if there is enough water damage, tear down and rebuild becomes the only viable option.
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    By siding stripped I mean I can see the inside of his house where a wall used to be.
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    Is there not a risk that the house collapse ?
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    Yeah, with that much damage, there is always such a risk, but if the studs are still intact, the house will likely still stand. Might have suffered too much interior damage to salvage much from it, though.

    I moved to S. Florida (Key Largo) right after hurricane Andrew. In fact, I got the job about a week before the hurricane, then was calling every day after the hurricane to see whether or not I still had a job. Took about a week for the phone lines to be restored to the keys, at which point they told me to come on down, as the keys had been totally spared.

    The building construction in the path of that hurricane was the reason for most of the damage. Lots of building inspectors were found to be cutting corners and taking bribes. There were houses where the roof wasn't actually attached to the walls, and other fun stuff. Many of the houses had just disintegrated. Since the area gets no winter and very little cold weather, cutting corners on construction is pretty easy, because whatever you do won't be challenged until a hurricane hits, and you could be long gone by then.

    Hopefully, the construction in LA is better than that. Well built houses survived Andrew. I remember a picture of a block of rubble with one house that had lost some shingles. That one house had been built by Habitat For Humanity. They didn't cut corners, and the house survived when all the rest were blown down. Heck, it wasn't even made of brick.
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    The apartment complex next door to my dad survived both Rita and Ike, it is a brick veneer 2 story building. The entire southern side of the wall has the bricks completely stripped off of it, part of those bricks are actually in my parent's mother-in-law suite and (probably) the reason the windows are completely blown out.

    This hurricane was tied as the strongest hurricane to ever hit Louisiana; it made landfall at 150mph sustained winds and Lake Charles (about half an hour boat ride from the gulf) was still getting 140mph sustained winds. The hurricane that it was tied with was unnamed and it made landfall exactly 150 years ago.
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    Honestly, I turn my back for a few years and the Post Race thread has mutated into some sort of... semi-coherent discussion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wossy View Post
    Honestly, I turn my back for a few years and the Post Race thread has mutated into some sort of... semi-coherent discussion.
    We're all just still killing time until the release of doom sharp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kfcSmitty View Post
    We're all just still killing time until the release of doom sharp.
    It's almost done I swear, just need to work out how to get the frame rate above 69.

    Gotta love VS2019 - took the 15 year old code and just builds it!

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    Didn't feel like contacting an Admin to reconnect you to your wossname account, wossy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by passel View Post
    Didn't feel like contacting an Admin to reconnect you to your wossname account, wossy?
    I did, months ago, no response. Meh, whatever, nothing like a fresh start eh?

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    2002, 2020.... pretty much the same if you're dyslexic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by passel View Post
    ...if you're dyslexic.
    I do suffer from gas from time to time.

    Do you happen to know a friendly moderator that might have the time and the kind inclination to spend on helping an old VBF'er with recovering an old account?

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    I don't think we have that power. I would guess that you lost your account right around the time of the login purge. Steven Jones is the one to contact. You probably remember Brad more, but you just have to keep up with the Joneses.
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    Oh well. How are you all doing anyway? Everyone healthy?

    Did I miss much?

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    wossname, what is it that you need? Is it the email address that you used for VBForums?
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    Do you happen to know a friendly moderator that might have the time and the kind inclination to spend on helping an old VBF'er with recovering an old account?
    I know an unfriendly one who straight up can't arsed.

    I did a search for your old username and it looks like it's still active (along with a vbWossname which I'm guessing is some ghost account you created sometime). You should just be able to log in with it. And you should be able to use the password recovery function if you need it.
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    It doesn't matter, guys. I'll stick with this wossy account for now. Sure is quiet round here these days. Remember when the C# forum had some threads in it?

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    Well get some darn posts. 1 is just pathetic.
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    I can't, I have NO skills!!!!

    In your face.

    Also why do you still have a pineapple as your picture?

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    That pineapple looks fishy to me, but I miss wossy's old GIF avatar.
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    I'm not one to change avatars at the drop of a fish.
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    And now you have two posts, both of which are in MY thread.

    Besides, you suggested that VS was a stripper. That might be a bit more visually studious than I was bargaining for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy Hiker View Post
    And now you have two posts, both of which are in MY thread.
    Clearly YOU are the one in most urgent need of help.
    On the bright side, I've still got pessimism and despair to fall back on.

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    As if that needed mentioning.
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    Page 1615 is coming.

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    is it coming fast...
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