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by Bookworm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163780

Re: More Stuff

Firing live ammo - even something as feeble as .22 ratshot - in the kitchen ... or basement ... or attic is not generally regarded as a desirable action. I knew kids who did shoot .22s in the house. That's a big reason why I decided not to have firearms. My father fired a .357 magnum in the garage,...
by Bookworm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163780

Re: More Stuff

I was already using peanut butter, but the mice still managed to lick it off without setting off the trap! (I posted about that, a while back...) At first, I tried with the rat traps I already had (which had caught me a nice rat, the previous year). Then I figured that maybe it took too much pressu...
by Bookworm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!

The multi-bay unit is the most expensive - I even have a second one sitting in its box somewhere. You don't have to use huge drives for the boot drives, just put the main data on a second larger drive that both can access. Linux doesn't give two hoots for Microsoft's ACL system, so you can make it e...
by Bookworm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!

I already have my Windows on a separate hard disk than my Linux installations. The only difference is that I am relying on Grub to send me to Windows, rather than going into the BIOS to select the drive to boot from. It just so happens that I have started having problems on both sides of the fence ...
by Bookworm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163780

Re: More Stuff

I detest glue boards because I consider them inhumane. I have nothing against killing the suckers, I just feel that there's no reason to add torture to the list. I use snap traps. (They pitch glue boards as being a humane trap, yet you've already listed why they definitely aren't. People don't chec...
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5809
Views: 1163780

Re: More Stuff

The mighty hunter has struck again! :mrgreen: About halfway through my Christmas vacation week, I happened to check on my glue board mouse trap, and there just happened to be another mouse caught and dehydrated on it. But I guess it had already been there a few days (I had stopped checking them reg...
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Video humor, parodies, musical or otherwise
Replies: 33
Views: 1075

Re: Video humor, parodies, musical or otherwise



Also, if you go to the other Arrogant Worms videos, Trever has (in several of the live streams) has performed Party Like it's 2020.
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Re: I'm about to nuke my hard drive(s)!

I used to dual boot linux and windows, long ago, in a galaxy far, far next door. Nowadays I use Linux for my primary system (laptop, which travels with me), I have Windows on a desktop that's used for business (because the data recovery software companies, et al, refuse to create Linux versions), an...
by Bookworm
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays

I hope that everyone here has had a good Christmas, with family or friends, and stays safe through the New Year.

Hopefully by mid-January, at the latest, I'll have moved most of my web sites and forums to hardware, if not newer, at least faster, with far more memory and disk space.
by Bookworm
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Arecibo go boom
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Arecibo go boom

In this case, there's something that most people just don't want to acknowledge. It was built over 50 years ago, using _Department of Defense_ money. That means that they initially though there was some benefit to the structure to do with warfare. Either attacking or defending. It might have been ve...
by Bookworm
Thu Dec 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Some parents throw out your comic books...
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: Some parents throw out your comic books...

I can see both sides, really.

One sees that stuff as being garbage, and it _is_ their house, not his storage facility.

The other is the owner of the property, who had an assumption that once he was capable of being completely on his own, he would retrieve all of his belongings without expectations.
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Wapsi Square General Discussion
Topic: Wapsi in Stasis?
Replies: 1
Views: 355

Re: Wapsi in Stasis?

Honestly, I don't know. I know he's still around.

I have a box I need to ship to him in the next couple of days; I'll try to get him to stop in and say hello.
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: March 12, 2020 (aka COVID-19 thread)
Replies: 493
Views: 53755

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

Locking this thread down as well. It would be one thing to actually be focusing on SARS-COV-2 and COVID-19, but just skimming through the posts, I keep seeing far to many ad-hominum political attacks, rather than useful discourse and information dispersal. Feel free to create another thread on the t...
by Bookworm
Tue Dec 22, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Vote.
Replies: 127
Views: 4864

Re: Vote.

Locking thread down as being excessively political, and not in a particularly useful way.
by Bookworm
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: The deliberate fail of Seattle
Replies: 15
Views: 2225

Re: The deliberate fail of Seattle

lake_wrangler wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:04 am
Sgt. Howard wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:12 am
but in the meantime they have published a fundraiser to replace the two AR-15s that were STOLEN from their guards!
Oh no! Somebody call the police! Oh, wait...

:P :lol:
Lowway robbery?
by Bookworm
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Late Bad News
Replies: 18
Views: 10266

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: 493
Views: 53755

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: 493
Views: 53755

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: 18
Views: 10266

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: 18
Views: 10266

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.