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by Bookworm
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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: 3868

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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
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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: 3868

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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
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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...
by Bookworm
Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
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BTW, my smartphone is a $20 Android 4.4 that I bought when I drowned the old slider phone just two months before it went obsolete anyhow. It's easier to text on than the slider. :mrgreen: I still have a slider, and I've been debating on pulling the trigger on a Cosmo Communicator. Mine is a Samsung...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
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Views: 34310

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Virustotal is a legitimate site. Originally independent, it's now owned by Google. It still works fine - upload a file you're suspicious about, and it runs it against 30+ AV utilities. xHamster is a video porn site. As porn sites go, it's actually quite legitimate, and one of the few I've trolled lo...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
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Views: 3868

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I'll bet it had something to do with a new president or other high end management change... btw- I first joy-rid my first ride in a parking lot & it was an old air-cooled VW bus. That said, I'm still thinking of getting the successor; a Vanagon and w/ the Diesel bell-housing in there you can strap ...
by Bookworm
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
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And the Boca combination sound card/modem was a nightmare. {Boca was a company started by former IBM engineers - the same team who had been responsible for the PCjr...} I had my own nightmare with a Boca Ethernet card, years ago. I chose it because it used a very good Ethernet chip (AMD PCNet) whic...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 pm
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Um.. Query and Very _do_ rhyme, unless you're from Glasgow or a Geordie. I've always heard it as "kwee-ry" (which doesn't theme with "veh-ry"). I'm a Philadelphian by birth, a Rochesterian (upstate New York) during college, and a Californian thereafter. https://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/pronun...
by Bookworm
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 3868

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Hot rods are an art form in and of themselves. In the 40s/50s/60s engine swaps and suspension upgrades were common, though there was subset of hot rod culture that specialised in getting max performance out of cars' original Ford flathead engines {which Ford didn't discontinue until some time in th...
by Bookworm
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:26 pm
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lake_wrangler wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:00 am
Now that I've replied topically, here's what I came here to post:

Talk about a tongue twister!

Um.. Query and Very _do_ rhyme, unless you're from Glasgow or a Geordie.
by Bookworm
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:48 pm
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Look up "West, Texas" explosion. Which was finally determined to be arson, and if they catch the person that set it off, they're probably looking at one of the fastest tracked death sentences in recent Texas history.