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Out of the Blue

We're still getting used to the new BlueTower and what to expect as we head into our first autumn and winter in the new place. This includes some oddities. Yesterday I mentioned firing up the pellet stove on the main floor for the first time. The good news is that this also helps heat the upstairs, since heat rises. The bad news is my office is downstairs, leaving me in the cold, so to speak. The oddity I refer to is that so far it's remained comfortable down here without turning on the electric heat. Yesterday evening it was a balmy 78ºF down here, and when I checked it was 64ºF outside. This can't even really be attributed the dehumidifier, which is in the closed-off storage area. I assume this may have something to do with the other units attached on either side, but it still seems odd. I doubt this means I'll be able to go through the winter without running any heat down here, but I certainly wouldn't complain if that turns out to be the case.

Cold Links: Thanks Ant.
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2019, 20:14 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 9, 2019, 05:39:
Our groundwater use is destroying freshwater ecosystems.

Water is overrated.

Drink Brawndo. It's got what plants crave!
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 9, 2019, 05:39 jdreyer
 
Our groundwater use is destroying freshwater ecosystems.

Water is overrated.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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12. Re: Flu Shot Oct 9, 2019, 04:48 jdreyer
 
Steelcamp wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:43:
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!

Snagged!
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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11. Re: Flu Shot Oct 8, 2019, 21:35 bigspender
 
Steelcamp wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:43:
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!

End high intensity animal agriculture, and the flu will die out pretty fast. OK clean lab meats aren't available yet, but tons and tons of plant-based meats are. Which makes it pretty easy these days to stop contributing to animal agriculture (which is essentially a breeding ground for pandemics).

https://tinyurl.com/y5bwrdol
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2019, 18:22 Creston
 
Capella wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:42:
Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science.

Great! Does that offset all of the drugs, drinking and shitty diet I have had for the last 55 years?


By 24%, yes.
 
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9. Re: Flu Shot Oct 8, 2019, 16:23 Luke
 
Steelcamp wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:43:
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!

And if it ain't that flu that will come....
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2019, 15:11 Cutter
 
Two bear cubs have been rescued after somehow managing to break into and then lock themselves inside some guy's van, then honking the horn for 20 minutes straight as if to summon help.

Sounds and looks more like he did this himself and should be investigated for animal cruelty.
 
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7. Re: Flu Shot Oct 8, 2019, 14:13 Mr. Tact
 
Steelcamp wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:43:
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!
I'd rather keep my streak alive, 24 years and counting without one...
 
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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6. Re: Adobe just revoked all licenses in Venezuela Oct 8, 2019, 14:03 RedEye9
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:04:
https://twitter.com/mrmedina/status/1181348462639452160

Adobe Help Desk (Not very helpful at all and passive aggressive too)

No refunds either.
Amerika is #1 and so is our unstable idiot.
Time to use the alternatives.
1) Affinity Photo/Publisher/Designer
2) Fire Alpaca/Medibang
3) Inkscape
4) Clip Studio Paint
5) Krita
6) Openshot
7) Gimp
8) Natron
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2019, 13:59 RedEye9
 
Capella wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:42:
Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science.

Great! Does that offset all of the drugs, drinking and shitty diet I have had for the last 55 years?

Your quality of life will increase but it will only add 24 minutes to your life.
 
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4. Flu Shot Oct 8, 2019, 12:43 Steelcamp
 
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!  
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Where's my BB gun?
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2019, 12:42 Capella
 
Owning a dog tied to lowering your risk of dying early by 24%, says science.

Great! Does that offset all of the drugs, drinking and shitty diet I have had for the last 55 years?

 
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"Yeah everyone's gotta have the sickness
Cause everyone seems to need the cure"
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 8, 2019, 12:26 Steelcamp
 
Southpark vs Monty Python... Sweeeet!!  
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1. Adobe just revoked all licenses in Venezuela Oct 8, 2019, 12:04 eRe4s3r
 
https://twitter.com/mrmedina/status/1181348462639452160

Adobe Help Desk (Not very helpful at all and passive aggressive too)


No refunds either.
 
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