Sat. Aug. 4, 2018 – travel broadens the mind

And the waistline…

This area was settled by the Dutch. Lotta good food to be had.

Blue sky with small puffy clouds, and 68F atm.

I read more when traveling than when home. Just finished Mira Grant’s latest zombie book which is a new look at the events in her previous first book in the Newsflesh series. The series is well written and her SJW tendencies are under control. Somewhere between the last book and this one, she lost control.

Full SJW retard. Never go full retard. Angry lesbian protagonist, “genderfluid” housemate, black soy boy beard. Shots at Republicans, Trump. Even in the last chapter she’s STILL going on about”mis-gendering” the genderfluid. I think I’m done with Lynn’s cousin.

Oh the other hand, the final book in the John Ringo colab with Larry Correia in the Monster Hunter International universe ROCKS!

N

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32 Responses to Sat. Aug. 4, 2018 – travel broadens the mind

  1. Greg Norton says:

    Full SJW retard. Never go full retard.

    If they’re this bad now, what happens when they don’t get a shot at impeachment next year?

    The 2019 awards season will be ugly.

  2. Ray Thompson says:

    Just finished taking down a 20 foot pine tree that had died. Rotted center with big black ants living in the tree. It died quickly over the course of three weeks. What is significant is that I did this with an EGO battery powered chainsaw with a 14 inch blade. Delimbed (chasing in the logging world) and trunk cut into 18 inch pieces (bucking). All done on a single battery charge (I have extras). Fairly amazing how far battery powered tools have come over the years.

  3. MrAtoz says:

    I hate it when authors have to stuff SJW shit in a novel. Blech.

  4. SteveF says:

    I hate it when authors have to stuff SJW shit in a novel. Blech.

    Go indy, young man. I’m not sure of the last time I bought fiction for myself from a “real” publisher. I bought a couple for my daughter and I got one mainstream book for myself from a library, but everything else I read is self-pub. And blissfully free of SJW trope checklists.

    an EGO battery powered chainsaw

    Well, hell, I’d never be able to use that. My ego is nowhere near strong enough to power a chainsaw. I’m all meek n modest n stuff. At best my ego would be able to power a toothbrush.

  5. lynn says:

    Dilbert, “kill it and drink its head”
    http://www.dilbert.com/strip/2018-08-04

    “I will be Black !”

  6. lynn says:

    Full SJW retard. Never go full retard. Angry lesbian protagonist, “genderfluid” housemate, black soy boy beard. Shots at Republicans, Trump. Even in the last chapter she’s STILL going on about”mis-gendering” the genderfluid. I think I’m done with Lynn’s cousin.

    Huh, I missed the shots on Trump and the repuglicans. Then again, I may have made several of the same shots. And the gender fluid stuff is definitely weird, I took it as a learning experience for our possible future. But I may have bought my last “Mira Grant” book. But not my last Seanan McGuire book, I have two of them in my SBR at the moment.

    Oh the other hand, the final book in the John Ringo colab with Larry Correia in the Monster Hunter International universe ROCKS!

    I’ve got three of these in my SBR.

  7. Greg Norton says:

    And the gender fluid stuff is definitely weird, I took it as a learning experience for our possible future.

    Possible future … or attending an anime/comic book/video game convention on the I35 corridor.

    Bell County’s show is this weekend. They have the whole expo center except the horse arena. The people watching is always interesting.

  8. MarkD says:

    I have an EGO string trimmer. It’s night and day different from my previous lead acid 12 volt Black and Decker – more like a gas trimmer. I can do the yard multiple times on one charge, vs running out when I’m almost done.

    I still have a corded half inch drill, but doubt I’ll ever use it again. The new brushless 18 volt ones are that good.

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    I bought and use the adapter for my 18v dewalt cordless tools that lets me use their 20v lithium batteries. Cheaper than buying new tools, and works pretty well. As they wear, I’ll replace them with tools designed for lithium.

    N

  10. Nick Flandrey says:

    Nice day at the beach. Took the dogs to the dog beach. Water was much calmer today. Flew a kite. Now dinner, later we’re headed downtown for a concert and fireworks. We’ll see how a small town handles the crowd.

    N
    Not strapped, will carry blowout kit…

  11. JimB says:

    The Li-ion powered brushless tools look good. I have never considered battery powered tools until recently, as I do all my work in my shop and don’t need portability. Most of my tools are air powered, and I have at least 25 cfm of shop air at 100 psi line. I have always liked air tools. They have been inexpensive and very lightweight, not counting the compressor of course. They also run cool, and are not sensitive to abrasive or corrosive dust.

    In my recent construction project, the workers used battery powered drills and drivers, and let me try them. At first, they felt really heavy and awkward, even without a hose or cord; but they are practical, especially at remote sites. I still would worry about the expense and longevity of batteries. Some of my air tools are over 40 years old, and just sit in the drawer until needed. They only need a little oil mist to be happy, and never run down.

  12. lynn says:

    @nick, we are working on our second inch of rain here in the Land of Sugar. It is accompanied by some spectacular lightning and thunder.

  13. lynn says:

    In my recent construction project, the workers used battery powered drills and drivers, and let me try them. At first, they felt really heavy and awkward, even without a hose or cord; but they are practical, especially at remote sites. I still would worry about the expense and longevity of batteries. Some of my air tools are over 40 years old, and just sit in the drawer until needed. They only need a little oil mist to be happy, and never run down.

    The fellow that framed my 455 ft2 addition in 2015 used a compressed air nailgun. He had an extra 10 ft3 tank in the line to help keep his pressure up. He would put those 100 nail clips in that nailgun and use them all in less than a minute. If he thought he was short then he would throw 30 or 40 more nails in to a section. His helper couldn’t put the framing boards in place for him fast enough to keep up with that nailgun.

  14. JimB says:

    Yup, nail guns are great. Our construction was a combination of nails and screws. All nails were by pneumatic tools, but screws were electric. I have seen hose-fed screw guns on assembly lines, and they would be terrific in outdoor construction. Like nail guns, they are fully automatic, and can drive a 3″ screw as fast as the trigger can be pulled. Remote magazine capacity is essentially unlimited. Never seen that, though.

  15. Nick Flandrey says:

    Coast guard city USA.

    N

  16. Greg Norton says:

    Interesting.

    I guess Amazon gets a pass on returns like everything else. What happens when they have to start making enough money to justify their stock price.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1NEFl13aU

  17. Greg Norton says:

    @nick, we are working on our second inch of rain here in the Land of Sugar. It is accompanied by some spectacular lightning and thunder.

    Austin is still dry. Some of the communities are on voluntary water restrictions.

  18. lynn says:

    I guess Amazon gets a pass on returns like everything else. What happens when they have to start making enough money to justify their stock price.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm1NEFl13aU

    So that is what happened to that crap I returned !

    Seriously, at $85 each plus $50 shipping each, Amazon is probably making money by not having to restock that crap. The good stuff, CDs and books in good condition, they restock.

  19. Greg Norton says:

    So that is what happened to that crap I returned !

    Seriously, at $85 each plus $50 shipping each, Amazon is probably making money by not having to restock that crap. The good stuff, CDs and books in good condition, they restock.

    I don’t buy books and CDs from them anymore. I got too many used books, and the next-to-last album I ordered had a Sony rootkit disc in the jewel case.

    In theory, all the rootkit CDs were recalled and destroyed … In theory.

    Bowing for Soup, “A Hangover You Don’t Deserve”.

    The last album? Arrived with a permanent bend in the polycarbonate.

    Bent but not shattered. Impressive. Most impressive.

  20. lynn says:

    “The ACLU Won’t Rest Until Every Illegal Gets In”
    http://takimag.com/article/the_aclu_wont_rest_until_every_illegal_gets_in_ann_coulter

    Yup.

  21. lynn says:

    @nick, we are working on our second inch of rain here in the Land of Sugar. It is accompanied by some spectacular lightning and thunder.

    Austin is still dry. Some of the communities are on voluntary water restrictions.

    Sounds like a normal Texas summer.

    I am amazed at all of the climate changers popping up. We have seen these temperatures here in the USA and worldwide many times before. “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it” somehow works in here.

  22. lynn says:

    I guess Amazon gets a pass on returns like everything else. What happens when they have to start making enough money to justify their stock price.

    BTW, you will never see Amazon spin off AWS where 80% of their profits come from. The store is Bezos’s pride and joy, and, rightfully so. But, AWS having the store as its biggest client is a nice revenue base.

    Of course, never say never.

  23. Nick Flandrey says:

    Beautiful night, fun tribute band, great fireworks. And when the show was over, they asked people to fold up their chairs and carry them to the back, and people did.

    Things are different in flyover land.

    N

  24. lynn says:

    Space-X is crushing everyone, “A Picture Worth A Thousand Words”
    http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-picture-worth-thousand-words.html

    “Space-X, in six years, has CRUSHED everyone else, pushing China, Japan, and most of everyone else but a small Russian ability, and the ESA, completely out of the orbital launch market.”

    “Like to nearly the “Game Over” stage, for all commercial intents.”

    I had not realized that Space-X was that successful either. Cool !

  25. Greg Norton says:

    I am amazed at all of the climate changers popping up. We have seen these temperatures here in the USA and worldwide many times before. “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it” somehow works in here.

    When we visited at the beginning of July, Tampa weather seemed more normal than I’ve seen it in recent (20 years) memory. The new owners of our house manage to keep sod alive, something we couldn’t accomplish legally with the water restrictions when we owned the place.

  26. Greg Norton says:

    BTW, you will never see Amazon spin off AWS where 80% of their profits come from. The store is Bezos’s pride and joy, and, rightfully so. But, AWS having the store as its biggest client is a nice revenue base.

    Of course, never say never.

    AWS will probably be the target of any anti-trust action, but I doubt Trump will try it before the midterms or even 2020. Clinton waited to turn up the heat on Microsoft until his second term, when he thought Gore was a lock to continue the work.

    Microsoft and the City of Redmond may have been better off with a split. The last time I went to Redmond, the traffic was a train wreck around the campus with AT&T and Nintendo moved into the old Eddie Bauer buildings.

  27. Greg Norton says:

    The police in Portland may have had enough.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/08/patriot_prayer_antifa_face_off.html

    I have no doubt that the dopey husband of my wife’s former associate in Vantucky is involved with Antifa. He did something stinky politically out in Fredericksburg, TX, and the backlash prompted them to leave the state.

    (My wife and I had no say in paying his bills or stocking Prog boy’s liquor cabinet, but my “that’s it” moment happened in their living room.)

    Fun fun fun … until the stun grenades start popping.

  28. ITguy1998 says:

    I had not realized that Space-X was that successful either. Cool !

    Me either. I also didn’t know they were forbidden to do maned space travel. Maybe it’s time for them to move out of country?

    Also, how much engineering talent is being siphoned off for Tesla (and Boring for that matter)? Is Tesla really just a front to get vc money to develop a radically new battery? Cause batteries aren’t cool, but electric cars are….

  29. Nick Flandrey says:

    Iirc Dean Kaman only developed the segue to find and develop his stand up wheelchair.

    N

  30. Greg Norton says:

    Me either. I also didn’t know they were forbidden to do maned space travel. Maybe it’s time for them to move out of country?

    If they manage to jump through all of NASA’s hoops, SpaceX will have a manned flight capability which they can sell seats on to anyone.

    NASA may have no choice but to accelerate approval of manned Dragon flights if Boeing has any more major setbacks working on twice the budget.

    Also, how much engineering talent is being siphoned off for Tesla (and Boring for that matter)? Is Tesla really just a front to get vc money to develop a radically new battery? Cause batteries aren’t cool, but electric cars are….

    Tesla and SpaceX are separate corporations. Quality engineering talent has already fled Tesla. Chris Lattner was not an anomaly.

    OTOH, solid development talent can always find work, especially C++ right now, so I could see the remaining engineers rolling the dice to do something cool for a while.

  31. lynn says:

    Tesla and SpaceX are separate corporations. Quality engineering talent has already fled Tesla. Chris Lattner was not an anomaly.

    OTOH, solid development talent can always find work, especially C++ right now, so I could see the remaining engineers rolling the dice to do something cool for a while.

    I would hang out as long as I was getting a paycheck. That said, working the production line would get boring after a while (I understand most the office personnel who did not get laid off are working the manual third production line in the tent).

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