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.

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Re: Out of the Blue
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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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Our groundwater use is destroying freshwater ecosystems.

Water is overrated.
I'm a smoldering volcano of virility. At least, that's what I tell myself.
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Re: Flu Shot
Oct 9, 2019, 04:48
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Steelcamp wrote on Oct 8, 2019, 12:43:
GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!

Snagged!
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Re: Flu Shot
Oct 8, 2019, 21:35
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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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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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Re: Flu Shot
Oct 8, 2019, 16:23
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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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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.
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate up hill." - Blade
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Re: Flu Shot
Oct 8, 2019, 14:13
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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...
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Adobe just revoked all licenses in Venezuela
Oct 8, 2019, 14:03
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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.
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Oct 8, 2019, 13:59
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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.
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
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Flu Shot
Oct 8, 2019, 12:43
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GET YOUR FLU SHOT!!
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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?

"Yeah everyone's gotta have the sickness
Cause everyone seems to need the cure"
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Oct 8, 2019, 12:26
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Southpark vs Monty Python... Sweeeet!!
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Adobe just revoked all licenses in Venezuela
Oct 8, 2019, 12:04
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