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by Bookworm
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

Re: Late Bad News

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:26 pm
Advantage: Dave
So, is it fifteen/love?
by Bookworm
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 46
Views: 2149

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

2) The '.1%' that people like to quote appears to ONLY be deaths directly related to the influenza virus. The real mortality index is because of viral pneumonia. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm The death toll for at least 4 consecutive weeks was 10%. not 1%, not .1%. 1...
by Bookworm
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 46
Views: 2149

Re: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)

A lot of news shouting has been without context, so here's some numbers for you: The death rate from the Swine Flu/ H1N1 was about 2%. Available numbers from the current Cornoavirus is about 2-3% The "regular" flu death rate is in the 1-2% range. I think your third line has figures that have skippe...
by Bookworm
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

Re: Late Bad News

I'm trying to see if I can edit his profile to mark "Deceased" on it. I may have to change the password and do it from logging into the account. Oddly enough, even though I'm in Houston - never met the man. it's the nature of today's society. Too busy to connect with something/someone that might be...
by Bookworm
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 17
Views: 2964

Re: Late Bad News

I'm trying to see if I can edit his profile to mark "Deceased" on it. I may have to change the password and do it from logging into the account.

Oddly enough, even though I'm in Houston - never met the man.
by Bookworm
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

I found out why my mom got fired. Apparently, when she went on vacation in July, one of the guys made one of the women uncomfortable, and nobody told my mom about it, so because she didn't do anything about it, they fired her. Sounds like she needs to contact her union. We just had our lease termin...
by Bookworm
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Site Move
Replies: 0
Views: 3243

Site Move

I'm working, right now, on setting up the site on another server, so that I can move the forum to different hardware/newer operating system.

Hopefully that'll let me also use SSL and some additional plugins.
by Bookworm
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More stuff to not work with...
Replies: 24
Views: 4773

Re: More stuff to not work with...

No - he was a food chemist primarily {as that dissertation would indicate} and he specialised in powders. He apparently had a major hand in developing the mixes Dunkin' used, and he worked out how to make powdered sugar stick to a doughnut. I don't know if that's more fun or less than the Mathemati...
by Bookworm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Windows 10 Question
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Windows 10 Question

Okay.

I work on these buggers every day. I've never heard of them becoming re-pinned.

Anyway -

https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/M ... e-c3024e40

https://edgetalk.net/remove-microsoft-e ... indows-10/

Try that.
by Bookworm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: New "Middle Kingdoms" stories by Diane Duane
Replies: 5
Views: 2127

Re: New "Middle Kingdoms" stories by Diane Duane

Very good but terrible for you. Not as bad as the guy I knew who would take pork fatback, deep fry it in melted fat, slather it with butter, and then eat that as his meal. Sounds like what they'd serve at the local pool hall. (Rural area, outside of Houston. Typical East Texas. Yes, they had jars o...
by Bookworm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 188
Views: 44006

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

Oh Nozz! I'm being rejected by NetFlix! The links click back an vk.cc domain... Funny thing, besides not having a Netflix account myself (family does, but I digress), I've taken note of the almost complete lack of SPAM recently either showing up in the SPAM folder itself or like this one, the In bo...
by Bookworm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

Personally, I can't stand paprika on most stuff. Deviled eggs is about it. I don't even like "Dry Roasted Peanuts" from most brands because apparently, "Dry Roasted Peanuts" should contain <insert long list of spices here>, peanuts, and salt. What? I thought I was buying _dry roasted_ nuts, not spic...
by Bookworm
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hullo happy people.
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

Re: Hullo happy people.

Dammit now I want a Jaegerduck. Not a plushie, the actual duck... though it'd probably void all my various insurances if I had one. Could probably be covered under the sort of policies that owners of exotic species and/or potentially dangerous dogs take out. Just tell your insurance agent you want ...
by Bookworm
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

Well, that old cat my dad picked up a few years ago that won't use the litter box? He decided that he's taking the cat to the animal shelter Saturday (that, or he's gonna tell me to go). She isn't a bad cat; she just needs to be the only cat in the home and needs a little bit of care that nobody re...
by Bookworm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

Also, the boxer engine layout that i believe Subarus use would make the engine shorter, allowing more legroom. That, I knew... The engine in there was so small... a 1.8 L. engine, but only as deep as two cylinders. Think of a V4 engine (no, not a typo, V4, not V8) that was flattened, so that the cy...
by Bookworm
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Photo Album
Replies: 405
Views: 97386

Re: Photo Album

I'm glad you let Jasper go with what dignity you could. Too many people go for the torture route just so they can put off the sense of loss just a bit longer.
by Bookworm
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

Oddly enough, the Ford Festiva (NOT the Fiesta) was a tiny car. It also had enough head room that my 6' father, with most of his height in his torso (just like myself) could get in the car without a problem. My 5'2" mother could ALSO drive the car. I can't ride in a lot of 1980's GM cars, at least n...
by Bookworm
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

jwhouk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Beats how you have to replace the headlight in a VW "New" Beetle. Or in a Chrysler PT Cruiser.
Probably similar to the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota matrix. It involves removing the front bumper, and sometimes the fender as well.
by Bookworm
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5504
Views: 824191

Re: More Stuff

I thought we were talking replacing the PAN, just changing the Oil is eezzy-peezzy... Replacing the _Pan_ is easy-peasy unless it's a GM 6 cylinder engine. Then you have to lift the engine to remove the support bracket that's blocking the oil pan. Heh. Back in the early 70s, when GM was planning to...
by Bookworm
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Brave Browser review
Replies: 12
Views: 3224

Re: Brave Browser review

and Robert is sib to your maternal gene donor. I forget what I was watching, recently, but a movie or TV show on Netflix had some interaction between two characters that revolved around the "and Bob's your uncle" colloquialism... With the one character not understanding it was, indeed, a colloquial...