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by Bookworm
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Apologies for downtime

Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric... Slow. 90wpm for me, and my mother was about 30 wpm faster than that. Susan, my first wife, who did at least 120 wpm, used to watch me knocking out about 30 wpm, shake her head, and wander off muttering "Nobody should be as to ty...
by Bookworm
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: Apologies for downtime

TazManiac wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:06 pm
Well, I used to be able to do 30-40 words a min on an IBM Selectric...
Slow. 90wpm for me, and my mother was about 30 wpm faster than that.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 704200

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Well, everything I've read says it takes up to four hours for the DE to actually kill the bugs; it's a physical effect, after all. Not a neurotoxin.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Apologies for downtime
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Apologies for downtime

The power supply in the server went blooey, and then the boot drive went wonky. So, I had to scavenge parts from the new server I'm building, replace the power supply, and clone the boot drive to a good one. Everything should be okay now - might even be a wee bit faster on the newer drive. However, ...
by Bookworm
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 704200

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Has the DE been working for you at killing them?

I know the cockroach that I nailed yesterday was moving pretty slowly.
by Bookworm
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: The Galaxy is Bent and Twisted...

jwhouk wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:32 am
...wasn't that last month?
Geologic time, historical eras, "normal" time, or government "We'll get to that soon" time?
by Bookworm
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 704200

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DDT, to me, has two specific locations where it would be beneficial.

In attics, and under houses. Both areas where animals are not wanted to be nesting anyway, and there is little to no weather movement.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 704200

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Remember, if they're in one room, they can be in other rooms as well.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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Just remember that it can take the fleas over a day to actually drown in the water; often the "dead" fleas in water will revive after you've poured them out. So be sure to kill the carcasses extra dead. Flush them :) Won't that annoy the alligators in the sewers? No, our alligators live in the bayo...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 26, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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Take a large diameter pan (like a serving tray, or even better one that would go under a water heater), cover the bottom with quarter/half inch of water, put a couple or so drops of dishwashing soap in the water, swish it around to spread the soap, set the pan on the floor in middle of room, set up...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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You might find that a treatment with Precor might be helpful. It doesn't kill fleas directly, but it keeps the juvenile fleas from successfully maturing to adulthood... they fail to molt and they end up dying naturally without maturing to the biting stage. You can buy Precor as part of a combined f...
by Bookworm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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The weird part? I've put out some basic dish soap and plate flea traps, mostly to identify which rooms have resident fleas. Nothing. nada. I'm only seeing about two to four a day hatching out. I suspect they're hatching, getting on the cats, and basically dropping dead. You might find that a treatm...
by Bookworm
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
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I don't know if birds qualify enough as 'mammals' for bed bugs to survive on their blood. Oh, they definitely can. Bed bugs are a problem in the poultry industry, and just as much of a nuisance to get rid of. I'm dealing with a flea infestation myself. Now that the cats have seresto collars, the fl...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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bedbugs are evolved from bat bugs. Apparently when some of our ancestors realized caves could work for homes, over the generations, some bat bugs went from 'can feed on others, but _must_ have bat blood to reproduce', to 'can live on other mammals, but prefer humans'. So not so much birds, but bats....
by Bookworm
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
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DosBOX. It's built to run DOS games in newer versions of windows, but it'll run a lot of other programs as well.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
Views: 704200

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Yup - DE can absorb an enormous amount of water - It's a desiccant, basically. So you need to have low relative humidity while you have it out. 118 degrees kills bedbugs, but it can take up to 122 degrees to kill the eggs. The best description of how DE works is that it gets caught in the crevices o...
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: A Steal at $28K

Some phones are good at it, others aren't. If you're on Verizon, you're basically screwed. They overload their phones with trash apps, then are often impossible to root.
by Bookworm
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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Friggin' hell... bed bugs... I picked up a gallon of the spray today, and while it says every two weeks until they're gone, I'm gonna say every week until two weeks after we stop seeing any during inspections. I'm glad I was finally gonna replace my mattress, too. We got it back in '08 or so. Food ...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 1986

Re: A Steal at $28K

This post alone has me now with five additional tabs open, awaiting further scrutiny...) Only five tabs? I regularly have two separate windows open, with anywhere between five and fifteen tabs open at a time in each... Sometimes more... I even use an extension which keeps track of open tabs, and ca...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5384
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Don't blame Boca. That's a habit that goes all the way back to Madman Muntz (look him up on Google). He used to start cutting components off of boards until the item stopped working, then said something like "I guess we'd better put that back." Antec does it, motherboard manufacturers do it. It's R...