Out of the Blue

So it's September already? This seems especially distressing here in the BlueTower, since it serves as a reminder of how our moving process has dragged on, as we started gearing up to move at some point in January. How protracted this has become is in even stronger focus, since this is also the Labor Day weekend here in the U.S.A., which marks the unofficial end of summer. The good news is that we are close to ready to put the house on the market, but there's even more downside, as the house we were most excited about possibly buying is now listed as "pending," so our delay has probably cost us this opportunity.

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Sep 1, 2017, 11:42
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Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Sep 1, 2017, 11:49
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Sep 1, 2017, 11:49
 
Correction:

'Labor Day weekend here in the U.S.A., which marks the official end of summer for those of us in New York..

It's in the 50's up here in the finger lakes this morning, with mid-sixties high. In southern california it's gonna be over 100 again still.
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Sep 1, 2017, 11:51
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Sep 1, 2017, 11:51
 
There's a very slim chance the planets are habitable.

And they're 39 light years from earth. So what fuckin' good are they?

Can't wait to wear all white tomorrow!
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Sep 1, 2017, 11:54
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Sep 1, 2017, 11:54
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.

"I like my coffee like I like my women. Black, with a side of prune danish." - Gilbert Gottfried
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:06
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:06
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.


Sorry, I wasn't more precise in my issue: I don't wear glasses at all, don't have a prescription and don't really need one. But focusing on things close is getting more difficult now that my eyes are almost 50 years old. I can read my Kindle without reading glasses, but it's much easier and more relaxing to do so with reading glasses these days, so I do. So I was looking for something I could use with my monitor, as it's just out of range for reading glasses.
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:07
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:07
 
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.

https://www.eyebuydirect.com/ looks good.
JD, you don't mention if you need per-scription peekers or just plain readers.
I get a 3 pack of tough readers at my local dollar store for about $10 bucks. They ain't stylish but who cares.
You are probably at the age that a visit to the ophthalmologist is not such a bad idea, just to make sure your orbs are healthy.

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Sep 1, 2017, 12:12
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:14
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fishingtime wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:12:
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region.

So Alex Jones was right wrong again?
Well it does explain your posts.
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:23
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fishingtime wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:12:
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region.

So Alex Jones was right again?

Nope, because he calls it a conspiracy, yet, weirdly, no one denies that this happens.

Lots of estrogen in our water, too. Stuff gets peed out... but not a conspiracy. Alex Jones has literally never been right. He occasionally gets the what, which is easy because it's in the news all the time, but he's literally never once gotten the why.
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:25
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It annoys me that I know who Alex Jones is.
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Sep 1, 2017, 12:28
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Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:25:
It annoys me that I know who Alex Jones is.
It does make you feel like wire brushing your brain when some simpleton mentions him. I feel your pain.
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Sep 1, 2017, 13:07
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:25:
It annoys me that I know who Alex Jones is.
It does make you feel like wire brushing your brain when some simpleton mentions him. I feel your pain.

I saw a segment* on his show about Osteen recently, and despite being inclined to agree with the general sentiment, the whole thing was off putting. The guy doesn't just come off as an ill informed raving lunatic, but seemed very inauthentic to me, just looking to jump off into the deep-end with whatever topic one of his listeners with anger management issues called about. He's a nutcase, but he's also a charlatan.

*Note this is the first time I've seen his actual show and not as part of a news segment discussing him.
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Sep 1, 2017, 14:04
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fishingtime wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:12:
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region.

So Alex Jones was right again?

Um, it's been known for a couple decades that drugs have been entering the water supply via sewage treatment and other means. Here's an article from 2008, for example.

You need to consume a better variety of media.

And for those of you who want a good laugh, John Oliver gave Alex Jones the treatment a couple of weeks ago.
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Sep 1, 2017, 14:06
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Pigeon wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 13:07:
RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:28:
Mr. Tact wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:25:
It annoys me that I know who Alex Jones is.
It does make you feel like wire brushing your brain when some simpleton mentions him. I feel your pain.

I saw a segment* on his show about Osteen recently, and despite being inclined to agree with the general sentiment, the whole thing was off putting. The guy doesn't just come off as an ill informed raving lunatic, but seemed very inauthentic to me, just looking to jump off into the deep-end with whatever topic one of his listeners with anger management issues called about. He's a nutcase, but he's also a charlatan.

*Note this is the first time I've seen his actual show and not as part of a news segment discussing him.

It's funny, when his wife filed for divorce, claiming she didn't want her children raised with a daily diet of right-wing lunacy (A Jones works from home), that's exactly what Alex told the court: "It's an act! I'm not really that way!"

RE: Osteen. I love how a supposed Christian pastor has to be shamed into being charitable and helping people.
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Sep 1, 2017, 15:27
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some things are unbelievable
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Sep 1, 2017, 17:45
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 14:06:
RE: Osteen. I love how a supposed Christian pastor has to be shamed into being charitable and helping people.
3 things that you can never do with christianity.
1. It must be kept away from bright light. Under close examination it's failings become all too apparent.
2. Keep it away from water and be sure to never get it wet, lest it rinse off the shininess.
3 And never, ever feed it after midnight.
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Sep 1, 2017, 18:12
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Sep 1, 2017, 18:12
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:06:
Cutter wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:54:
jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 11:42:
Hey y'all. I'm looking for some glasses I can wear to magnify my monitor so I can put the text smaller and get more screen real estate.

Any suggestions?

Get glasses from eyebuydirect dawt com. I've bought 2 pairs from them so far and I'm super happy with them.


Sorry, I wasn't more precise in my issue: I don't wear glasses at all, don't have a prescription and don't really need one. But focusing on things close is getting more difficult now that my eyes are almost 50 years old. I can read my Kindle without reading glasses, but it's much easier and more relaxing to do so with reading glasses these days, so I do. So I was looking for something I could use with my monitor, as it's just out of range for reading glasses.

They have computer glasses that filter blue light. Or just get a pair of readers from a dollar store or drug store. Weakest ones should do you fine.
"I like my coffee like I like my women. Black, with a side of prune danish." - Gilbert Gottfried
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Sep 1, 2017, 18:46
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jdreyer wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 14:04:
fishingtime wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 12:12:
Antidepressants found in fish brains in Great Lakes region.

So Alex Jones was right again?

Um, it's been known for a couple decades that drugs have been entering the water supply via sewage treatment and other means. Here's an article from 2008, for example.

You need to consume a better variety of media.

And for those of you who want a good laugh, John Oliver gave Alex Jones the treatment a couple of weeks ago.

that segment really exposed jones as nothing but a snake oil salesman scamming the idiot right wingers. it's really somewhat brilliant - he feeds and confirms their paranoia and they're 'supporting' the cause by buying his products. i had no idea he sold his own line of household goods until oliver's segment. apparently the products are his primary business, but no one bought them until he started spewing the conspiracy theory bullshit. i'm pretty sure he doesn't believe what he's spewing, he's just happy to take their money. 21st century version of a faith healer/televangelist.
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Sep 1, 2017, 19:45
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Joe Rogan sells Onnit and Alpha Brain, John Oliver sells his dignity
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Re: I watched more DOOM videos (not all of them [TL;DW]), with a guy's commentaries, from YouTube...
Sep 1, 2017, 20:45
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RedEye9 wrote on Sep 1, 2017, 15:27:
some things are unbelievable

Yeah, that was a serious WTF article for me. Of course that cop is still on active duty rather than being charged with assault and wrongful arrest.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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