Thur. July 22, 2021 – vet appointment, then work

Sunny and hot, humid, followed by overcast and rain. Yesterday certainly did that, with the rain more of a deluge. We got over 2 inches in about half an hour. That caused a lot of localized flooding, but it quickly drained away. The national map has us in the T storm area for the next few days, so I’m going with a repeat of yesterday. Although, probably not as much rain.

Spent most of yesterday doing domestic bliss chores. Ran 3 loads of laundry, including some floor mats and towels. With the puppy learning where to do his business, I’ve got some extra soiled items…

He’s doing better, but still needs a lot of eyes-on supervision, which was lacking yesterday. So, more floor mats for the laundry.

Neighbor’s roofers finished just in time for the rain to stress test their work. I might or might not hear from him if there were issues. He’ll probably want evidence if there were, so I’ve got some more backup to do. Not that tough or time consuming, and I’m gonna watch something like that anyway. I try to take any opportunity to learn what I can from other people’s mistakes.

After all the rain, I did get one of my tasks done- I got to Costco. Dropped two visits worth of cash but got a bunch of meat. And very uncharacteristically, I got it all portioned out and vac sealed, and tucked away in cold sleep. I’m very glad to have the extra small chest freezer. If I had room I’d add another.

Today I’ve got a vet appointment for the little pooper. More shots I think. He’s grown quite a bit but he’s still a cutie. After the vet, I’m going to try to head over to my secondary and do some more clean out. It’s gotta happen, and the kids are away… which just leaves the dog to manage. Frankly the kids are easier…

I’m glad I was able to replace some food items I’d used up. I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding more.

Stack all the things.

nick

Author: Nick Flandrey

Mid 50s, stay at home dad, with two elementary school age girls. Love my family and my life.

66 thoughts on “Thur. July 22, 2021 – vet appointment, then work”

  1. Takeaway has jumped about 20% in price since the beginning of the year. Probably going up another 10% by the end of the year. Salaries and the raw food are jumping in price.

    Everyone around here has to offer $17/hr to get people through the door to even apply.

    The fast food chains are resisting raising prices which means that the deep clean crews who come in at night are either scheduled less frequently or not at all. You are going to hear about it on the news fairly soon.

    The Ground Zero of the Chipotle E Coli fiasco was the store close to our house in WA State following a dramatic jump in the state minimum wage which meant cleaning got short shrift. When the outbreak started among the employees and spread, my wife’s only comment was, “I’m surprised it wasn’t Hepatitis.”

    She didn’t elaborate further.

  2. Neighbor’s roofers finished just in time for the rain to stress test their work. I might or might not hear from him if there were issues. He’ll probably want evidence if there were, so I’ve got some more backup to do. Not that tough or time consuming, and I’m gonna watch something like that anyway. I try to take any opportunity to learn what I can from other people’s mistakes.

    Once the seller hands the roofer the check and the building dept. signs off, that’s it for the job.

    If the HOA dictates shingle quality beyond what meets code and matches color, they’re just asking for trouble.

    It is like the asinine specifications for St. Augustine/Floratam sod many associations have in Gulf Coast areas, a lot of which also have water restrictions which won’t keep the grass alive unless the homeowner breaks the law and the bank. Fascism 101. I’ve lived that one.

    We have a Floratam of some type here in Austin with which I do zero beyond mow, but, fortunately, my immediate neighbor has a train wreck yard and he’s Middle Eastern so the HOA is scared of him. Praise Allah and the continued good health of my neighbor. No HOA letter for me in seven years beyond one time when I left the trash cans in front of my fence.

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  3. re 97% lean ground beef, that means 3% added fat, on top of what was already with the chunk of meat being ground.


  4. Nicholas Brown, 22, and Markeil Hayes, 28, were arrested for attempted robbery, cops said on Wednesday.

    Brown, who is currently on parole for another conviction, suffered a gun shot wound to his upper left thigh.

    Hayes, who is also currently on parole, suffered a gun shot wound to the right calf.

    The latest attack comes as shootings in LA skyrocket.

    The number of shooting victims so far this year is up 43.2% on the same period last year, according to Compstat crime statistics.

    There have been 782 shooting victims since January, while in the same period last year there were just 546.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9812207/Moment-victim-shoots-attackers-legs-brazen-Los-Angeles-robbery.html

    Amish again. Crazy kids. No one in the group looked unfamiliar with violence.

    Watch the vid. Note when the victim shifts his weight and stance (‘blades up’), then the attacker has the drop on him, but he still draws and fires. Females run in the same direction as the attackers and are only 15ft apart for the whole run…

    Second attacker has a gun in his left hand, but never raises it.

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  5. Not. Like. Us.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9810527/Man-24-charged-rape-took-pregnant-12-year-old-girlfriend-hospital.html

    Police said Miranda-Jara proudly told them he was the father of the baby girl his girlfriend was about to deliver, and seemed confused as to why officers were called to the hospital.

    ‘They walked in just like any other couple would, excited to deliver their newborn child,’ Tulsa police officer Danny Bean told Fox 23.

    Bean added that the expecting couple thought the situation was ‘kinda fine’ and did not see anything wrong with it.

    The age of consent in Oklahoma is 16 years old.

    Despite her young age, the 12-year-old delivered a healthy baby daughter and was later released from the hospital, but without her boyfriend.

    Miranda-Jara was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape, but police said he could face additional counts related to the underage pregnancy.

    Juan Miranda-Jara, 24, has been charged with first-degree rape of a minor after allegedly admitting to dating a 12-year-old girl and impregnating her

    Police have not said how Miranda-Jara first came into contact with the young girl, why she was allowed to have a sexual relationship with a man twice her age, and how she was able to carry her baby to full term without anyone reporting the pregnancy to the authorities.

    Social media posts suggest that some of Miranda-Jara’s relatives were allegedly aware of his relationship with the minor and approved of it.

    On his Facebook page, which has seen been deleted, Miranda-Jara openly stated that he was in a relationship with the underage girl and shared photos from their recent baby shower.

    In one image, the man is seen happily posing with the pregnant 12-year-old wearing a floral dress and a festive sash, with pink and gold balloons and a cupcake tower in the background.

    –they were all fine with it, THAT’S why.

    All that said, it’s far too late now, she’s happy, he’s happy, the families are happy, I don’t see much benefit to jailing him. Deport the whole group if they’re illegals, but keep them together. Why make a f-ed up situation worse?

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  6. De-anonymizing cell phone data to track individuals:

    Location data is part of the maintenance traffic. Like SMS, a warrant is not required.

    AT&T/Verizon/T-Mobile probably sell scrubbed records which can be easily reconciled with other sources to give a complete location history on individual. Scrubbing may not even be required by current EULA. Who knows.

    The carriers can’t provide the wireless service at current rates and speeds without revenue streams beyond the monthly subscription fees, like selling users’ data to interested parties.

    I still believe that Starlink is a trojan horse to get the last terrestrial broadcast TV and AM/FM radio spectrum reallocated to what’s left of the competing carriers. That will be an expensive auction for the big three.

    Yeah, I don’t believe Dish as a player beyond being an MVNO for a second. They’ll sell their bandwidth as soon as the anti-trust heat is off and The Real Life Tony Stark (TM) gets Congress to move on auctioning off the remaining easy pieces of sub 1 GHz spectrum to the carriers on the promise that they really will fulfill the pizza box dream this time. Cross his heart.

    Who needs broadcast AM radio or TV. Those are for luddites and old people, like (the horror) landline phone service. Ditch the old tech — Baby Yoda is returning for a third season, streaming soon!

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  7. The only thing I couldn’t get was the plastic flip top bins.  None in the store.

    IIRC, they were on sale in the flyer before the current one. They may have sold out and not restocked.

  8. they were on sale in the flyer before the current one

    –dang, I can always use a few more.

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  9. @SteveF, re: fat content of ground beef.

    I don’t think you have that quite right.  If you make ground chuck from chuck, it’s already 80% lean and 20% fat, with no added fat.

    In some places there are legal definitions for ground chuck, ground beef, and hamburger as well.

    As I recall, things labeled hamburger are allowed to mix different trimmings and cuts.

    Here’s some more info: https://www.thespruceeats.com/why-lean-is-not-low-fat-2246224

  10. “The only thing I couldn’t get was the plastic flip top bins.  None in the store.”

    IIRC, they were on sale in the flyer before the current one. They may have sold out and not restocked.

    Lots of people moving this time of year. Plus, “back to school”.

  11. Dang, I don’t even know what a flip top bin is, but I want one! 🙂

    Lol, AT&T turned my phone off again this morning. I think they’ve gotten wise to the situation, however, because I was routed to a new help center after only seven minutes. It didn’t take as long to restore service, either.

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  12. lpdbw, it looks like you’re right. I was tempted to downvote your “I don’t think you have that quite right” on account of saying anything bad about me is hate speech by definition, but I checked it first. Now I’m wondering where I got the “added fat” idea, but the bottom line is that I was wrong.

    … And now I have to downvote this comment because I just uttered hate speech.

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  13. Dang, I don’t even know what a flip top bin is, but I want one!

    Store your flipflops in flip tops.


  14. Now I’m wondering where I got the “added fat” idea, but the bottom line is that I was wrong.

     

    They do sometimes add fat to a grind to make it less lean, as it uses up the fat scraps from breaking down a side. Higher fat content is useful for some foods. My cookbooks recommend 80-85% beef for burgers, as they stay juicier.

     

  15. Have to add fat to venison sausage or it ends up too dry.

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    Home from vet. Zeus doubled in weight and length since the first visit.

    Everything looking good with him too.

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  16. Freudian slip?

    “He also faces one count of illegally owning a machine fun, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9812769/Incel-21-arrested-planning-mass-shooting-sorority-women-Ohio-college-campus.html

    As far as I can tell, the MG charge is from the bump stock.

    Maybe if you’re a pasty white, puffy pimple faced kid, who sits at home posting on incel websites, it ain’t the GIRLS that are the problem.

    And WTF? The incel nonsense is driven by the same sense of entitlement I see in the whole generation. “They’re doing me wrong by not doing what I want…”

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  17. I watch a *highlights* reel of plugs with Don “The Dumbest Man on TV” Lemon. Is this really our President. Mush mouth, incoherent, and lies. Geez.

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  18. And WTF? The incel nonsense is driven by the same sense of entitlement I see in the whole generation. “They’re doing me wrong by not doing what I want…”

    My father-in-law (Boomer) had a similar attitude towards women. He didn’t go homicidal about it, but he did destroy his family chasing an unobtainable ideal. I don’t think the nonsense is confined to a specific age group.

    My father-in-law’s last “girlfriend” probably killed him. Literally.

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  19. Meet Obadiah

    OMG, what a QT!!!!!111!!1!1

    seriously though, what a charmer… welcome to the new family member.

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  20. @Jim: WTF? How can they turn off a phone that isn’t tied to their service? Or are they just disabling your SIM card? Either way, that’s actually dangerous – people rely on their phones

    You should document every single occurrence, and have a lawyer write them a friendly letter. Including an invoice for his time.

  21. Freudian slip?

    “He also faces one count of illegally owning a machine fun, which is punishable by up to 10 years in prison.”

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9812769/Incel-21-arrested-planning-mass-shooting-sorority-women-Ohio-college-campus.html

    As far as I can tell, the MG charge is from the bump stock.

    Maybe if you’re a pasty white, puffy pimple faced kid, who sits at home posting on incel websites, it ain’t the GIRLS that are the problem.

    And WTF? The incel nonsense is driven by the same sense of entitlement I see in the whole generation. “They’re doing me wrong by not doing what I want…”

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    And no serial number on his Glock. That is a big no-no.

    Incel = Involuntary Celibate ?

    We live in a crazy world now. 24 year old taking his 12 year old girlfriend to the hospital to deliver their baby. 21 year old can’t get a date because he talks about murdering women.

    Crazy.

    And who gives a baby shower for their pregnant 12 year daughter ? People used to not talk about that stuff, she would be sent to live with Mom’s sister for a “long summer”.

  22. @Brad

    They’ve being repeatedly turning the service off under the guise that my phone incompatible with their new and improved 5G service. Of course that’s a bunch of horse pucky because my phones are all 4G and unlocked. I’m sure there will be class action lawsuits.

    @MrAtoz

    Cuuute! He needs a playmate called Beluah or Belindy. Beloved Belindy. Anyone remember her?

  23. How can they turn off a phone that isn’t tied to their service? Or are they just disabling your SIM card? Either way, that’s actually dangerous – people rely on their phones

    Next time it is dead, try 911. If that works, tell the 911 operator you were testing after your carrier turned service OFF. I doubt it would accomplish much, but might give it a try.

  24. When questioned about *guuuunnnnssss* on Dumb Lemon’s townhall, plugs just comes out and says he wants to ban all semi-autos. Scary AR-15s and Glocks and everything in-between. His earpiece must have fell out. I’m sure his puppet-master didn’t want him to go that far.

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  25. Done. Still groggy. Minor pain. Tomorrow will be a killer as the nerve block wears off. Walked, if you call it that, to the bathroom. Had to to urinate.. After that catheter, yee haw. Fun in a not so good way. Had lunch. Food was actually good. Now for another nap.

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  26. Woohoo! We are all rooting for you Mr. Ray! Glad you are conscious.

  27. @ray, hooray! PT sucks but you gotta do it to make all the rest worthwhile.

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  28. And no serial number on his Glock. That is a big no-no.

    — not really. Could be a polymer 80 style DIY gun, they are basically clones of the Glock, and the article doesn’t actually say it’s a Glock ™

    Homemade guns are legal, and don’t require serial numbers. Most rifles and shotguns didn’t have them for a long time. It’s just another example of .gov overreach when they are “required”.

    And who gives a baby shower for their pregnant 12 year daughter ? People used to not talk about that stuff, she would be sent to live with Mom’s sister for a “long summer”.

    — hispanic people, that’s who. Sounds like they thought the guy was a good catch. Most of history for most of the world, daughters were a dead expense and you got rid of them as quickly as you could. The mexican Quinceañera is creepy as hell, and I’m not looking forward to my daughters wanting to do it because all their friends are doing it. 15=woman… and for many of them, genetics dictate that they WILL never look more beautiful than on that day….

    Was it Rubio or Jeb! that said the sexy hot latins would outbreed the whites? that’s what he meant.

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  29. “Texans not expected to lose power through the rest of the summer, regulators say”
    https://www.texastribune.org/2021/07/22/texas-power-grid-summer-ercot-puc/

    “The state’s electricity regulators said they’re taking steps to assure a skeptical public that the power won’t go out again if Texas experiences extreme weather this summer.”

    “Lake, speaking at a news conference alongside interim ERCOT President Brad Jones, said the approach is a departure from the way the Texas electricity market has historically operated — cheap power being the first priority and “reliability second.”
    That order is being reversed, Lake said”

    Sorry ERCOT, you just do not have much credibility with me. I know way too much about the electricity business and you guys are cutting every corner that I have ever seen. You guys got caught last February and all of us Texans paid the price.

  30. Was it Rubio or Jeb! that said the sexy hot latins would outbreed the whites? that’s what he meant.

    Probably Rubio. Ever seen Columba Bush, the bride in Jeb!’s arranged marriage?

    Jeb!’s extremely white ex-Playboy Bunny girlfriend was an open secret in Tallahassee.

    The pictures of the woman in full costume used to be all over the Internet until Jeb! won the second term. You can find the stories online easily, but the pics are gone. IIRC, she worked at the club in St. Petersburg where my father supposedly had a key.

    It is a big club …

    On a side note, I wish I knew what happened to my father’s key.

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  31. Sorry ERCOT, you just do not have much credibility with me. I know way too much about the electricity business and you guys are cutting every corner that I have ever seen. You guys got caught last February and all of us Texans paid the price.

    We are one major outage away from a serious shakeup in the state government next year. ERCOT will find a way to keep their benefactors even if they have to install treadmill desks hooked to generators for the employees out in Taylor.

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  32. “The FBI clearly employs the “least valuable, least trustworthy, lowest-functioning Americans on this side of the prison system””
    https://gunfreezone.net/the-fbi-clearly-employs-the-least-valuable-least-trustworthy-lowest-functioning-americans-on-this-side-of-the-prison-system/

    “Yesterday I brought you the news that several FBI agents pretty much arranged the domestic terrorist kidnapping of Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
    Well, the plot thickens.
    FBI agent at center of Whitmer kidnap probe assaulted wife after swingers’ party, authorities say”

    Yup, I am not surprised.

    And the corruption at the FBI is not just at the top. The rot goes clear down to the front lines.

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  33. Psaki is sqawking about mask mandates and how plugs “will let the CDC” make any decisions. I hope Tejas flips them the bird. We need to evict people squatting in rentals NOW!

  34. @Ray, good news!

    And don’t worry about the nerve block wearing off – just focus on the repartee here and soon you’ll feel no pain.

    You know, we could even talk about FLASHLIGHTS!


  35. We need to evict people squatting in rentals NOW!

    Don’t hold your breath…

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  36. Yeah, I’ll bet Ray took a FLASHLIGHT to the hospital so he could read under the covers. 🙂

    Of course not. He will read on his phone/tab/Kindle/etc. No FLASHLIGHT needed. Still…

    Reminds me. When we visit my 99YO aunt, she will sometimes see one of us reading on our phones, and ask if we want a light turned on. Hmm. Old habits don’t go away.

  37. We need to evict people squatting in rentals NOW!

    Don’t hold your breath…

    “Couple buys Riverside dream home, but seller refuses to move out in eviction moratorium loophole”
    https://www.foxla.com/news/couple-buys-riverside-dream-home-but-seller-refuses-to-move-out-in-eviction-moratorium-loophole

    “RIVERSIDE, Calif. – When Tracie and Myles Albert purchased a beautiful four-bedroom house in Riverside, California they never realized that at the end of escrow the seller would suddenly refuse to give up the keys and leave.
    “It’s just draining, emotionally and financially,” says Tracie. On January 31, 2020, the couple purchased the home. More than a year later, they still haven’t been able get inside their property. Chris Taylor is the Real Estate Agent who sold the house to the Alberts from a man who wanted to sell immediately.
    “He needed $560,000 from the sale of his house in two weeks and he called me on a Sunday, so in traditional real estate there’s no way of doing that unless the buyer’s a cash buyer,” says Taylor.”

    I would hire four homeless guys with baseball bats and have them meet the “tenant”, aka former house owner.

    Ah, they finally got his butt out, “Couple who paid $560,000 for their dream home 15 months ago finally move in after previous owner used COVID-19 eviction moratorium to SQUAT”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9466975/Couple-bought-home-15-MONTHS-buying-seller-refused-go.html

  38. Not sure what the laws are in this case but here, and I believe most places, a title/escrow company is suppose to take care of all matters involving the title transfer and money exchange. There is also title insurance the buyer pays for. I’d be headed to court and hitting not only the seller but the title company.

    edit: and add in any real estate agents, brokers and realty companies.
    Money and property are suppose to exchange at the same time and all these people are lacking.

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  39. Not sure what the laws are in this case but here, and I believe most places, a title/escrow company is suppose to take care of all matters involving the title transfer and money exchange. There is also title insurance the buyer pays for. I’d be headed to court and hitting not only the seller but the title company.

    Why it’s the Uncle Joe CDC “laws” – override everything and No Rent For You – until certain justices on SCOTUS grow some backbone.

    ADDED
    And no, Diwali isn’t until November.

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  40. Peed again still hurts. A least I can shuffle with a walker to the bedroom. Fell asleep, woke up, clock said 4:30. I thought it was morning. No FLASHLIGHTs for use “ahem”under the covers.

  41. I would hire four homeless guys with baseball bats and have them meet the “tenant”, aka former house owner.

    Squatters rights. California and Florida are especially bad.

    Once they collect mail at a location, the courts side with the squatters in making sure they receive full due process.

    The most brutal fight of my marriage was over my wife’s invitation to a dirtbag cousin to move in with us so he could attend nursing school. In his first attempt at higher education, he didn’t even survive one year on a baseball scholarship to a liberal arts school in WA State. I took the hit — I was even willing to file for divorce — to avoid the squatter problem.

    I saw the cousin *and his equally useless wife* being a huge problem in about a year when nursing school didn’t happen I  wanted to evict their a**es.

    Nursing school my a**. The inlaws know how to play my wife.

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  42. Ah, they finally got his butt out, “Couple who paid $560,000 for their dream home 15 months ago finally move in after previous owner used COVID-19 eviction moratorium to SQUAT”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9466975/Couple-bought-home-15-MONTHS-buying-seller-refused-go.html

    Wait, it gets better…from the Daily Mail article…quoting the wife…

    “We don’t even know if we want to move into that house now because I kind of hate it. It’s not really what I wanted when we bought it.”

    It’s not really what you wanted? Yet you cashed out your life savings, plus took out a hard-money loan on top of it?? (Vito knows where you live when you can’t pay on that loan.)

    No rocket scientists in that family.

  43. @dkreck

    Agree. Seems that without the keys, the sale wasn’t completed.

  44. “Using a firearms analogy, here’s what they did. They had a bunch of new lower receivers (Spike genes) for AR-15s (SARS-like coronaviruses) and wanted to know whether they could fire full-auto (infect human cells). They knew that if they tried each of them on a semi-automatic AR-15, they might wind up with an automatic weapon and would thereby violate the National Firearms Act (perform gain of function research). However, they already had a full-auto M16 (a virus called WIV1). So instead, they took each of the lower receivers and put it into their M16 to see if it could still shoot full auto. In two cases it could and in 6 cases it couldn’t. ”

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/07/gaining-depth-on-gain-of-function.php

  45. It’s not really what you wanted? Yet you cashed out your life savings, plus took out a hard-money loan on top of it?? (Vito knows where you live when you can’t pay on that loan.)

    No rocket scientists in that family.

    Flipper. Playing with Daddy’s money.

  46. @Greg Norton

    You’ve made some comments about forced obsolescence  with hard drive death wrt the new Apple MacBook’s with M1 chips, so I think you’ve been paying more attention than I.

    I’ve been asked for an opinion on replacement of a 13″ 2019 MacBook Pro lost due to theft. Insurance will buy like kind and quality, which looks to be the equivalent model with M1 chip. There are, however, some of the older Intel Core i5 machines out there in new or open box condition, so I’m wondering if that might be worth considering?

  47. I’ve been asked for an opinion on replacement of a 13″ 2019 MacBook Pro lost due to theft. Insurance will buy like kind and quality, which looks to be the equivalent model with M1 chip. There are, however, some of the older Intel Core i5 machines out there in new or open box condition, so I’m wondering if that might be worth considering? 

    My most current MacBook Pro is a refurb purchased direcctly from Apple. Zero problems.

    I’ve had the machine since 2014, and it is the mid-2012 model, the last 15″ system with a CD-ROM.

  48. “Using a firearms analogy, here’s what they did. They had a bunch of new lower receivers (Spike genes) for AR-15s (SARS-like coronaviruses) and wanted to know whether they could fire full-auto (infect human cells). They knew that if they tried each of them on a semi-automatic AR-15, they might wind up with an automatic weapon and would thereby violate the National Firearms Act (perform gain of function research). However, they already had a full-auto M16 (a virus called WIV1). So instead, they took each of the lower receivers and put it into their M16 to see if it could still shoot full auto. In two cases it could and in 6 cases it couldn’t. ”

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/07/gaining-depth-on-gain-of-function.php

    Am I the only one concerned that this is just the first of many man made viruses ?

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  49. “For A Rainy Day”
    https://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2021/07/for-rainy-day.html
    and
    http://raconteurreport.blogspot.com/2021/07/weapons-caching.html

    “There are many ways to go about hiding things, but the universally applicable one is ground burial. (Watching some jackass Dumbass Doomsday Prepper burying steel pipes in saltwater in Alaska was so full of retarded moron double-facepalm I can’t even.)
    In the ground means rust, via water, is your biggest enemy. That means metal, any metal, is right out. “Stainless” is relative. Bury a “stainless” piece of dinnerware in the yard for a couple of years, and get back to us. File under “Doh!””

    I had not thought about stashing stuff in sealed six inch PVC pipe. That might actually work.

    I do like the idea of burying a couple of 10 foot conexes though. Too bad they would stick out like a sore thumb. And leak water like a sieve from our 18 inch ground water table.

  50. @Greg Norton

    “My most current MacBook Pro is a refurb purchased direcctly from Apple. Zero problems.

    I’ve had the machine since 2014, and it is the mid-2012 model, the last 15″ system with a CD-ROM.”

    I went from a Duo to a Titanium Powerbook to an Air that was 5-lb lighter. Bought the external CD drive, but didn’t need it much and left it at home while traveling.


  51. I do like the idea of burying a couple of 10 foot conexes though. Too bad they would stick out like a sore thumb. And leak water like a sieve from our 18 inch ground water table.

    A basement or other foundation, particularly for an outbuilding or other shed might be ideal but there are other possibilities for hidden, highly secure by obscurity, low access storage. A concrete septic tank or cistern would probably avoid a second glance. Lynn’s commercial steel buildings lend themselves to a false wall with some abandoned electrical boxes mounted to a panel hinged for access. Saw a fridge with the back panel removed hiding the door to a hidden space in a garage. Doesn’t Harold have a storm shelter under his garage?

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  52. Buried conex containers crush under ground pressure. Apparently. There is youtube video. Piling dirt around and on top of one would work.

    I’m thinking concrete vault, or plastic septic tank. There are youtube videos…

    The problem is keeping them from finding it, for whatever value of ‘them’…

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  53. I do like the idea of burying a couple of 10 foot conexes though. Too bad they would stick out like a sore thumb. And leak water like a sieve from our 18 inch ground water table.

    A basement or other foundation, particularly for an outbuilding or other shed might be ideal but there are other possibilities for hidden, highly secure by obscurity, low access storage. A concrete septic tank or cistern would probably avoid a second glance. Lynn’s commercial steel buildings lend themselves to a false wall with some abandoned electrical boxes mounted to a panel hinged for access. Saw a fridge with the back panel removed hiding the door to a hidden space in a garage. Doesn’t Harold have a storm shelter under his garage?

    Only one of my commercial buildings is steel and i-beam, the office warehouse, 3,750 ft2. And it is 100% rented out to a tenant. My office building is stick and brick, the first story is 4,300 ft2 and the second story is 1,000 ft2. Plenty of space to hide stuff that only a determined searcher would find. My other two buildings are stick and Hardiplank, 450 ft2 and 144 ft2.

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  54. I do like the idea of burying a couple of 10 foot conexes though. Too bad they would stick out like a sore thumb.

    Folks like Zuck and ‘Bronco passenger’ must have accounted for TEOTWAWKI, bunker underneath one of their houses, lots of cans of SPAM??

  55. If you haven’t seen it yet check out today’s Google Doodle…

    Doodle Champion Island Games Begin!

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  56. This is pretty cool and something I wasn’t aware of…

    Louis Rossmann, who I usually watch for repair stuff, but who has lately been documenting the state of the city of New York, took a walk around Times Square with a 360 go pro camera on his head. The resulting video on youtube is really cool. You can click and drag on the running video, and look around, up or down. There is the occasional glitch but it looks great, especially considering it’s small and light enough to wear like a hat.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJH1oAFoG5I

    Disney’s 360 circle vision theater still amazes me. All the large format projection does (and was related to my job for a decade) so I’m really impressed by what you can do with it on youtube.

    n

  57. Wow, puppy barked for an hour tonight after we put him in his crate for bed. He normally settles right down.

    n

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  58. If you haven’t seen it yet check out today’s Google Doodle…
    http://www.google.com
    Doodle Champion Island Games Begin!

    It is cool. But Spider Solitaire is cooler.

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