Thur. Aug. 8, 2019 – tired again

80F and 80%RH this morning.

You know, getting these posts ready the night before and having them drop automatically is very convenient. Too bad I didn’t do that last night.

Instead I started a book. And a couple of hours later I was still up, which means, 4 hours of sleep until getting up to make the wife breakfast. I’m old enough four hours is woefully inadequate.

So, short shrift today.

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36 Responses to Thur. Aug. 8, 2019 – tired again

  1. JimB says:

    Regarding the potential ban on “assault rifles”, if that happens (again,) criminals will just use much more powerful hunting rifles and shotguns to kill people. Oops, I think I just exposed a secret. Don’t tell anybody.

    Oh, and by definition, criminals break laws. Another secret that is well known to this august body. Don’t let that one out either.

    /rant off.

  2. Greg Norton says:

    Regarding the potential ban on “assault rifles”, if that happens (again,) criminals will just use much more powerful hunting rifles and shotguns to kill people.

    Or cans full of gasoline. IIRC Billy Ferry is still alive, a permanent guest of the State of Florida.

    Thirty six years. Geesh.

    https://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/thirty-years-later-memory-of-winn-dixie-fire-billy-ferry-still-vivid/2129443

  3. JimB says:

    Gasoline and bombs are even more powerful. What a tragic story. Never assume safety, but how to be ready for such a catastrophe is nearly impossible. Just don’t be there has a hollow ring.

  4. Nick Flandrey says:

    Speaking of secrets and criminals, Denninger nails my feelings on this. Just like the last election made it clear that there is little practical difference between our two parties- that they are two sides of the same coin called “politicians”, it’s becoming clear it’s pedos all the way down.

    https://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=236552

    “Then a few years ago, he was suddenly thrust back into the headlines, arrested by the FBI and charged with financial crimes relating to what apparently had been his past history of abusing young boys, at least one of whom had committed suicide, with the federal judge who sent him to prison denouncing him as “a serial child molester” at sentencing. Perhaps I’ve led an overly sheltered life, but my impression is that only a tiny sliver of Americans have had a long record of child molestation, and all things being equal, it seems rather unlikely that someone of such a background but who possesses no other great talents or skills would rise to near the absolute top of our political heap. So perhaps not all things were otherwise equal. If some powerful elements held the hard evidence that placed a particular elected official under their total control, making great efforts to elevate him to Speaker of the House would be a very shrewd investment.”

    n

  5. CowboySlim says:

    4 Hispanics stabbed to death by a Hispanic last night here in OC. We need to drop gun control and white racist issues and go where it matters.
    Front page:
    https://ocregister-ca.newsmemory.com/

  6. Greg Norton says:

    Speaking of secrets and criminals, Denninger nails my feelings on this. Just like the last election made it clear that there is little practical difference between our two parties- that they are two sides of the same coin called “politicians”, it’s becoming clear it’s pedos all the way down.

    I saw this story yesterday and it stuck with me. My gut says something is very wrong that no one is talking about and that the church is covering up.

    Maybe I’m just cynical.

    https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/27297631?utm_source=pocket-newtab

  7. Nick Flandrey says:

    So how was this guy “wrongly convicted”? And most of his life? 38 prisons? And his reward is marry a Kennedy? WTF?? Was he banging a Kennedy while IN prison?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7335989/Touching-pictures-Saoirse-Kennedys-father-jumping-sea-daughters-honor.html

    I don’t care enough to dig deeper, but jeez this thing stinks. And other Kennedy spawn are calling for increased mental health funding, when they should be calling on their own creepy relatives to quit molesting each other.

    n

  8. Greg Norton says:

    I don’t care enough to dig deeper, but jeez this thing stinks. And other Kennedy spawn are calling for increased mental health funding, when they should be calling on their own creepy relatives to quit molesting each other.

    Didn’t Joe and Rose have one of the siblings lobotomized for a questionable reason?

    I only knew enough about the story to upset my mother. Even in an Orange County Republican household, you couldn’t talk ill about the Kennedys. “She wasn’t lobotomized; she’s mentally challenged.”

    Camelot dies hard with that generation.

  9. Nick Flandrey says:

    “Maybe I’m just cynical.”

    –yup

    Having been raised in that faith, and associating with some of its more radical believers, I gave due consideration to a number of things… and decided they were not for me. The tone of the article and most peoples’ reactions to her choice (my own included) are cynical. No one can believe she’s sincere, or that this is a good choice for her. That is sad in some ways, as it shows how far from religious belief we have come.

    If there is nothing untoward here, her choice should be celebrated by believers.

    n

  10. Nick Flandrey says:

    Regulations making criminals out of citizens.

    “Cops seize 100 illegally-stored FIREARMS and arrest Canadian man, 73, after he accidentally calls 911 instead of 411 for information – and officers decide to check on him anyway

    Police find cache of weapons while checking on the elderly Nova Scotia man
    Authorities recover 94 long guns, six handguns that weren’t properly secured
    Gun owner arrested and faces a charge of unsafe storage of a firearm”

    “The firearms were legally owned. However, the gun owner was still arrested and faces a charge of ‘unsafe storage of a firearm,’ Clarke said. ”

    n

  11. Ray Thompson says:

    Installed a new modem, Netgear CM1150V. Will keep me future proof for a considerable time. Old modem had to be restarted a couple times a week. Don’t know if it was Comcast or the modem. Old modem maxed out at 16 downstream channels, the new one will do 32 channels. Has the capability to exceed 1 gig download speeds but not available in my area. Current router won’t support link aggregation anyway so a moot point until I upgrade the router. And I really don’t currently need the speed. 250 meg down is good enough for now.

  12. Greg Norton says:

    Installed a new modem, Netgear CM1150V. Will keep me future proof for a considerable time. Old modem had to be restarted a couple times a week. Don’t know if it was Comcast or the modem.

    I’ve stated this before, but it merits repeating. When dealing with Comcast, if you own instead of rent, *NEVER* lose the sales receipt for your cable modem, especially if it is a model on the list of possible rentals.

  13. ITGuy1998 says:

    250 meg down is good enough for now

    I’m on Google Fiber – 100 mbit. It’s perfectly fine for the 3 of us. Google sends me multiple letters a month saying I can upgrade to 1 gig for only $20/month more. Shows how that extra is really just all profit more than what I *need*.

  14. lynn says:

    From @brad yesterday:

    “Replace all the sinks and countertops with granite/marble”

    Since we’re looking into this stuff, for building our new house: we decided early on to stay away from stone countertops. Even granite stains relatively easily – a big concern in a kitchen. Natural stone does look nice, but there are much better materials. One example – there are several others – is Dekton.

    And marble? Stay far, far away from marble! We have marble in one of our current bathrooms as wall tiles. One cleaning with an acidic product, and the finish can be ruined. Someone, sometime will use the wrong product on it. In our case, this was perhaps more inevitable, because we have hard water – and those acidic products are the “go to” for getting rid of water deposits. But still, it only takes once…

    We have Silestone or Corian in our present house. I think that it is Corian but I am not sure. It is 16 years old and has taken a beating without a single problem.
    https://www.silestoneusa.com/
    and
    http://www.corian.com/

  15. CowboySlim says:

    With 4 stabbed to death in Santa Ana yesterday, will Gov. Newscum babble for knife control? No military knives allowed and none with more than 6 blades? Background check before buying paring knife for making home fries?

    While the killings were underway, daughter, SIL and I were entering OC fair about 5 miles south. Got gun searched like getting on airplane. How stupid, they should have been searching for knives.

  16. Ray Thompson says:

    dealing with Comcast, if you own instead of rent, *NEVER* lose the sales receipt for your cable modem, especially if it is a model on the list of possible rentals.

    The modem I got is not even close to one that Comcast would provide. I also check my account and equipment list on their site to make certain there are no extra equipment.

    I did install a self-owned modem for my church. The church was paying $17.00 a month, unnecessary. I could understand a small business with no IT support, but not at my church where I am the IT support. My biggest concern in that adventure is keeping the receipt where I turned in the old equipment.

    I was actually surprised when I turned in the old modem. Went to the Comcast store to turn in the device. Agent he could not give me a receipt as the device was already removed from the account. I guess the activation did that little process. I asked for, and received, a hand written receipt, as like you said, I really don’t trust Comcast. Too many horror stories.

  17. Ray Thompson says:

    I’m on Google Fiber – 100 mbit. It’s perfectly fine for the 3 of us

    Same speed would be probably be good enough for me. Problem is the packages I want, the channels, with phone and internet, only come with the higher speeds. Thus I want to be able to use what I am having pay. My issue was my modem was having to be restarted multiple times a week. I also want to future proof my connection. The new modem is DOCSIS 3.1.

  18. Greg Norton says:

    If there is nothing untoward here, her choice should be celebrated by believers.

    Big ‘if’ considering the number of discredited institutions involved.

    Media/ESPN/ABC/Disney. The Catholic Church. College athletics. Long tenured NCAA coaches.

    Add in service academy dropout.

    Of course, being cynical, I imagine that an adopted 26 year old is out there somewhere in the Heartland wondering about his/her birth parents.

  19. MrAtoz says:

    Cox cable in Vegas. I haven’t had any problems with them. You can use your own modem or buy one from them (except VOIP combo’s. I believe you have to turn them in as they are rentals). DOCSIS 3.1 I run an ASUS ROG router and hang my Ooma phone off that with no problem. I got the ASUS since it has builtin VPN that you can assign by device. It was flaky at the beginning, but current firmware has fixed that. I use ExpressVPN (Works great on the ASUS) and run my Mac Mini behind that for torrenting.

  20. Ray Thompson says:

    You can use your own modem or buy one from them

    Until about three years ago you could only rent a voice modem. Which I did. Had my own data modem. Thus two modems on the account.

    Then Netgear released the CM500V which combined both in one device. I jumped on that quickly to get rid of the monthly rental. Think I paid $149.00 for the device. Have had it about three years so paid for itself.

    Found the CM1150V for $229.00 at B&H. Same price as Amazon with free shipping, three day, and no sales tax. Thus cheaper than Amazon. Hope to keep this modem for 10+ years and be able to take advantage of speed increases.

    Anyone want a voice and data modem? From the prices on eBay probably worth less than $30.00. Works on Comcast and probably others providers.

  21. lynn says:

    From @paul yesterday,

    Lynn, That’s a nice looking house.

    The furniture is odd. Is anyone living there?

    Yes. Renters that have been there for two years. They are building a house on a postage stamp size lot about a mile away.

  22. lynn says:

    I saw 103 F on my truck thermometer briefly this afternoon. I think that I am going to vote for Princess AOC in 2024. She has promised me that she will control the temperature on the planet for the immediate future. In fact, I’ll bet that she could control the entirety of the USA to be 70 F during the day and 55 F at nighttime. And, the rainfall will scheduled five years in advance. No hurricanes, no tornadoes, high winds, or any of those nasty weather disturbances that just ruin our days and weeks.

  23. lynn says:

    “Throwing cold water on extreme heat hype”
    https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-blogs/realimpactofweatherwithdrjoelnmyers/throwing-cold-water-on-extreme-heat-hype/70008963

    “Second, although average temperatures have been higher in recent years, there is no evidence so far that extreme heat waves are becoming more common because of climate change, especially when you consider how many heat waves occurred historically compared to recent history.”

    No, no, no ! Princess AOC told me that we are all going to die of heatstroke in 12 years !

    Hat tip to:
    https://drudgereport.com/

  24. paul says:

    Yes. Renters that have been there for two years.

    That explains the Goodwill store looking furniture. Not that I am any expert on “nice funiture”. But still, it looks very clean.

  25. SteveF says:

    The last few letters of American: I Can!
    The last few letters of Republican: I Can!
    The last few letters of Democrat: Rat!

  26. paul says:

    My new-to-me phone arrived today. I had to go to town and sign for it.

    It’s an LG V20. Pretty nice, I think…. I’m still looking for various settings. It’s kind of like going from W98se to Win7.

    I poked around and told it to check for system updates. Nothing.

    I let the Google Play update “whatever” junk I have no interest in using. So while looking at some of that stuff, one program said something like “more features with android 8”. I have 7. I don’t know the cutesy name.

    Tried the system update thing again and after an hour it’s half way through a 718 Mb download. Yeah, my ISP connection has gone to lunch or the update server is slow.

    Tomorrow, assuming that what seems to be an OS update doesn’t brick it, I’m going to the Verizon store to transfer my number from Straight Talk.

    It’s 100F just now. The dogs go out and circle right back into the door.

  27. Nick Flandrey says:

    Stabbing, it’s what you do when you don’t have a gun….

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7338469/Woman-killed-injured-Pittsburgh-stabbing.html

    coming soon to a city near you,

    Mexican drug cartel hangs the bodies of NINE rival gang members from a highway overpass alongside a banner claiming responsibility – and cops discover 10 more bodies hacked up on a nearby road

    WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES
    Police in the western Mexico state of Michoacán discovered the corpses of 19 people that we assassinated by the country’s most powerful cartel
    A total of nine bodies were found hanging from an overpass in the city of Uruapan on Thursday
    The Jalisco New Generation Cartel, considered the most powerful in Mexico, claimed responsibility for the brutal attack against members of Los Viagras
    Police found 10 more bodies dismembered and dumped on the road ”

    –but I thought there weren’t any criminals or drug dealers in Mexico???

    n

  28. lynn says:

    Yes. Renters that have been there for two years.

    That explains the Goodwill store looking furniture. Not that I am any expert on “nice funiture”. But still, it looks very clean.

    Those are what we here in South Texas call “antiques”.

    The renters are probably spending $400K on their new house.

  29. Greg Norton says:

    The renters are probably spending $400K on their new house.

    How big is the “postage stamp size” lot?

    Why not just buy the house you bought? Are people really that enamored of picking their “colors” themselves?

    We spent a couple of years trying to crunch numbers to make new construction on a 1/2 acre work in FL, but having paid $80k for a lot without water or sewer, there wasn’t any way we could run water or a well, build at $100/sq. ft., and not end up owing more than the house was worth when we moved in and converted the construction loan. The neighborhood really wasn’t capable of supporting the size house to justify the costs and prevent us from having PMI.

    Another client of our jerk builder didn’t think about the numbers and ended up in foreclosure when she couldn’t convert her construction loan. That wasn’t going to be me.

    Unfortunately, was was the case with many situations for us in Florida, the person on the other end of a transaction was a patient and would tell the wife anything she wanted to hear. It wasn’t his money or credit rating.

    We have a (now) 25 year old house in Texas. Not a big deal as long as the foundation is stable, and the “yards” in our neighborhood are big rocks/clay under the sod for anywhere from a few inches to a couple of feet down to solid rock. The house isn’t moving.

  30. Nick Flandrey says:

    We’re slab on grade, sitting on clay silt. Didn’t move for 40 plus years. Until the huge drought we had a couple of years back, then it moved. And the back of my kitchen and Master Bedroom both dropped ~2″ relative to the rest of the house.

    One of my ham radio lunch guys had 9″ difference from one side to the other of his house.

    When I was in St John Newfoundland, all the 400-600 year old houses looked too young. Took me a while to figure out, but they sit on bedrock. No sway back roofs or shifted walls, and so they looked much younger to my eye. I think average soil depth is 1/2 inch…

    n

  31. Nick Flandrey says:

    “Man, 33, who went on a two-hour ‘random’ stabbing rampage in California, killing four people, is a ‘violent’ gang member who had been in prison 14 times and ‘should never have been let out'”

    Local voting for judges MATTERS.

    n

  32. Brad says:

    After the gun confiscations, it’ll be knives next. Just like the UK, where they’re trying to figure out how to get knives away from chefs. Taking away one of the basic tools of civilization.

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