Out of the Blue

I completed the relaunch of ManStovia yesterday by picking up a spare propane tank. I don't have any prior experience with gas grilling to know what to expect as far as how long a tank should last. But I have been at cookouts where the gas has run dry, so I know this is not something I want to endure. It seems logical to just be able to rotate them by swapping in a full tank and refilling the empty one. I don't know when that would be, but it's already clear that gas is much more economical than charcoal. I've easily cooked enough to go through much more than one $20 bag of charcoal already, but I'm still on my first tank of propane, which costs $12 a refill at BJs.

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May 31, 2020, 00:01
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Blue wrote on May 27, 2020, 15:18:
PhysicalEd wrote on May 27, 2020, 13:45:
I bought a fuel gauge for my grill, it goes in between the tank and the connector from the grill. It seems pretty accurate.

This came up before and the conclusion seemed to be that the portion of the liquid propane that turns to gas maintains roughly the same pressure almost all the way down, so the gauge doesn't really provide ample warning against running out. Has your experience been different?

I'm pretty sure it went into the yellow as it got low, though I'm not sure if I had more than one or two grilling sessions warning. I also keep a second tank on hand anyway.
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May 29, 2020, 00:44
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May 29, 2020, 00:44
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jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 15:48:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 22:27:
I gave myself a hair cut.

My wife and daughter cut mine last week. They also dyed it blonde. The haircut came out well: it was short so I spiked it and it looked fine. Funny thing is, it didn't change color at all.

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May 29, 2020, 00:41
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May 29, 2020, 00:41
 Kxmode
 
jdreyer wrote on May 28, 2020, 15:47:
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:35:
COVID-19 deaths in the United States: 100,047

Yeah, but the stock market is up what with all the layoffs!

The stock market stopped being the stock market after the Internet democratized the trading platforms, and regular people got their hands on real-time trading. Now it's all about 1s and 0s. Digital tracking and tracing and determining when to buy and sell based on trends and trajectories via intricate pattern matching algorithms. For day traders and short term investors, the process is almost entirely divorced from a company's performance. Here's an excellent example of this in action on the Bitcoin market, Tesla stock, and VMWare. If a person had a master's degree in math, they could make a lot of money trading on the patterns, and especially if they used proprietary algorithms and (or) applications. Most of the highly successful day traders have custom tools.
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May 28, 2020, 15:52
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May 28, 2020, 15:52
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2020, 11:40:
Millennials
The unluckiest generation in U.S. history
One chart says it all.
No prognostication on the iGen (1997-2015)?
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May 28, 2020, 15:48
 
Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 22:27:
I gave myself a hair cut.

My wife and daughter cut mine last week. They also dyed it blonde. The haircut came out well: it was short so I spiked it and it looked fine. Funny thing is, it didn't change color at all.
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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Kxmode wrote on May 27, 2020, 18:35:
COVID-19 deaths in the United States: 100,047

Yeah, but the stock market is up what with all the layoffs!
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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May 28, 2020, 15:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 27, 2020, 19:01:
The new forecast for cumulative U.S. deaths by June 20 is 123,000, with a 10% chance of seeing fewer than 117,000 and a 10% chance of seeing more than 130,000. Interactive visualizations also show the breakdown of projected deaths by state: https://reichlab.io/covid19-forecast-hub/

A prior forcast had 110k by July 10th.


And all because folks won't socially distance and wear masks.
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May 28, 2020, 13:26
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May 28, 2020, 13:26
 
It is failing on a Cloudflare DNS resolution error. *shrug*
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May 28, 2020, 12:53
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Link failure is odd.
Works here on 3 different mobile browsers (Firefox, chrome and duckduckgo.) Both fox and duck were virgins to the link.
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It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
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May 28, 2020, 12:37
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May 28, 2020, 12:37
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2020, 11:40:
Millennials
The unluckiest generation in U.S. history
One chart says it all.
Hmm, your link fails for me -- found it without the archive portion here though. I'd say I was about 30 when I finally got my financial situation under control. Although it was totally my own fault it was ever out of control. I knowingly made some bad financial decisions. Like buying a car which cost more than my annual income. Ahh.. the boldness of youth...
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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May 28, 2020, 11:40
 
Millennials
The unluckiest generation in U.S. history
One chart says it all.
A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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May 28, 2020, 11:12
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May 28, 2020, 11:12
 
RedEye9 wrote on May 28, 2020, 10:31:
The first 4 minutes of morning edition are chilling. NPR
Old news -- it hasn't be a complete failure, it could actually be much worse, but the US certainly didn't handle the crisis as if it was a "first world" nation. And it isn't over -- with the "re-opening" happening as several states reach high points of new case rate. I suspect we'll still be dealing with this at year end, and possibly a year from now.
"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedies." -- Groucho Marx
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May 28, 2020, 10:31
 
The first 4 minutes of morning edition are chilling.
NPR
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It's an IQ test.
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It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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May 28, 2020, 02:21
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Taste the meat, not the heat.
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May 27, 2020, 22:27
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May 27, 2020, 22:27
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I gave myself a hair cut.
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Re: Out of the Blue
May 27, 2020, 19:01
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May 27, 2020, 19:01
 
The new forecast for cumulative U.S. deaths by June 20 is 123,000, with a 10% chance of seeing fewer than 117,000 and a 10% chance of seeing more than 130,000. Interactive visualizations also show the breakdown of projected deaths by state: https://reichlab.io/covid19-forecast-hub/

A prior forcast had 110k by July 10th.

A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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May 27, 2020, 18:35
Kxmode
 
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May 27, 2020, 18:35
 Kxmode
 
COVID-19 deaths in the United States: 100,047
"Hard times create strong men. Strong men create good times. Good times create weak men. And, weak men create hard times." - Those Who Remain by G. Michael Hopf
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May 27, 2020, 18:24
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May 27, 2020, 18:24
 
Jivaro wrote on May 27, 2020, 17:06:
Reading the comments on some of the threads with the rocket launch stream (before it got canned) was interesting. I remember the excitement and the awe of shuttle launches when I was a kid. What I was reading seemed more like a casual NASCAR fan watching only to see the next wreck. Kinda depressing observation that I thought i would share. So..you are welcome for that I guess.
The first thing I do is turn off comments when watching a live stream.
It truly is the worst of humanity. Well not the worst, a troll president and its tweeting handlers will always win that award.

Seriously
What good or knowledge were you expecting to find in the comments section?

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It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
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May 27, 2020, 17:39
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May 27, 2020, 17:39
 
Jivaro wrote on May 27, 2020, 17:06:
Reading the comments on some of the threads with the rocket launch stream (before it got canned) was interesting. I remember the excitement and the awe of shuttle launches when I was a kid. What I was reading seemed more like a casual NASCAR fan watching only to see the next wreck. Kinda depressing observation that I thought i would share. So..you are welcome for that I guess.
It happened in the 1970s too. People lost interest. Rewatch Apollo 13.
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May 27, 2020, 17:06
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May 27, 2020, 17:06
 Jivaro
 
Reading the comments on some of the threads with the rocket launch stream (before it got canned) was interesting. I remember the excitement and the awe of shuttle launches when I was a kid. What I was reading seemed more like a casual NASCAR fan watching only to see the next wreck. Kinda depressing observation that I thought i would share. So..you are welcome for that I guess.
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