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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 4:36 am
by Jabberwonky
*takes swig from bottle*
*makes face*
This wine tastes like ass...

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 10:04 am
by DinkyInky
Jabberwonky wrote:*takes swig from bottle*
*makes face*
This wine tastes like ass...
:shock:

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:57 pm
by GlytchMeister
Again:

O_o

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:36 pm
by DinkyInky
GlytchMeister wrote:Again:

O_o
:lol:

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:10 pm
by Hansontoons
Enjoying right now...
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:27 pm
by Jabberwonky
if a kindergarden is a gathering place for children...

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:45 pm
by Hansontoons
Jabberwonky wrote:if a kindergarden is a gathering place for children...

That's why it's pronounced 'who-garden"! :P

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:23 pm
by Typeminer
Hansontoons wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:if a kindergarden is a gathering place for children...

That's why it's pronounced 'who-garden"! :P
Dr. Hoe? :?

Nice radio, btw.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:43 pm
by DinkyInky
Typeminer wrote:
Hansontoons wrote:
Jabberwonky wrote:if a kindergarden is a gathering place for children...

That's why it's pronounced 'who-garden"! :P
Dr. Hoe? :?

Nice radio, btw.
Seconded. <3<3

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:09 pm
by Hansontoons
Atwater Kent Model 84 radio, vintage 1931. "Rescued" from grandma's attic in Swea City, Iowa. Needs dusting. Would love to get it working. Right now, it just hums. So old, it's forgotten most of the lyrics! :D
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Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 11:51 pm
by Sgt. Howard
Did you set up the external antenna?

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:38 pm
by Hansontoons
Sgt. Howard wrote:Did you set up the external antenna?
Did so years ago. Friend of the family fiddled with it and managed to get reception though the quality was poor. Nowadays I'm reluctant to plug it in with the condition of the wiring.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:43 am
by DinkyInky
Hansontoons wrote:Atwater Kent Model 84 radio, vintage 1931. "Rescued" from grandma's attic in Swea City, Iowa. Needs dusting. Would love to get it working. Right now, it just hums. So old, it's forgotten most of the lyrics! :D
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:lol:

*drools*

So pretty!

Grandpa once made me a metal and wooden radio case for my tiny AM transistor radio when I was little. I remembered the lesson fondly, and have threatened on more than one occasion to do it to my Nephews iPod if he didn't listen to my friend. He shrugged and said, "I don't care" until he learned the case would be made of metal, mostly welded shut, then fit with seven different types of micro security screws, the "speaker cloth" covering the metal and a tiny hole just enough for the stylus to fit in...no place to see what he was selecting.

When he saw the 3D mock up I had a friend make, he cared...a lot.

On the other hand, I've teased my son that I'd make a "Console TV box" for his Kindle, with a stylus on a dowel for his "remote control". He has since taken to playing his games on it using the laptop board, and watching his shows on the smart TV downstairs(that his mummy barely knows how to operate).
Speaking of the TV, I've also told everyone that the first time the remote gets misplaced, I'm going to make a metal holder for the remote, with a short Persian weave chain and bolt it to the wall. To change the channels and such, someone will have to get up. The one that lost it will be my new remote.

No, boltcutters won't be able to cut through it the way I make it, with the materials I use.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:02 pm
by Catawampus
I knew a guy who had an old radio similar to that that he'd leave playing in his office. I opened it up and put a small battery-powered radio inside, playing on the same station as the big radio. When he turned off the radio, he was really confused when it kept playing. He was even more surprised when it kept going when it was unplugged. When he showed it to me, I told him that a lot of older radios are actually steam-powered, and it was probably just that the boiler was still hot and would take a little while to cool down and stop playing music.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:30 pm
by Hansontoons
Catawampus wrote:I knew a guy who had an old radio similar to that that he'd leave playing in his office. I opened it up and put a small battery-powered radio inside, playing on the same station as the big radio. When he turned off the radio, he was really confused when it kept playing. He was even more surprised when it kept going when it was unplugged. When he showed it to me, I told him that a lot of older radios are actually steam-powered, and it was probably just that the boiler was still hot and would take a little while to cool down and stop playing music.
Brilliant!

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Mon May 02, 2016 8:30 am
by DinkyInky
Catawampus wrote:I knew a guy who had an old radio similar to that that he'd leave playing in his office. I opened it up and put a small battery-powered radio inside, playing on the same station as the big radio. When he turned off the radio, he was really confused when it kept playing. He was even more surprised when it kept going when it was unplugged. When he showed it to me, I told him that a lot of older radios are actually steam-powered, and it was probably just that the boiler was still hot and would take a little while to cool down and stop playing music.
*snickergiggle*

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:16 pm
by Dacquoise11
If I were in your position, I would use the icky wine for slug bait. The slugs in my area looooove it when I set out a saucer of beer, wine, juice, etc in the garden. Anything like that is truly like manna for the slugs! They really go for it, they will crawl right in. Then first thing in the morning I toss the contents of the saucer in the hedgerow, away from my garden. A few hungry slugs can really decimate your garden, literally overnight. I prefer this method by far over poisons, I don't want to eat poison and neither do the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:54 pm
by ShneekeyTheLost
Dacquoise11 wrote:If I were in your position, I would use the icky wine for slug bait. The slugs in my area looooove it when I set out a saucer of beer, wine, juice, etc in the garden. Anything like that is truly like manna for the slugs! They really go for it, they will crawl right in. Then first thing in the morning I toss the contents of the saucer in the hedgerow, away from my garden. A few hungry slugs can really decimate your garden, literally overnight. I prefer this method by far over poisons, I don't want to eat poison and neither do the bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, etc.
Salt is not poison and will work perfectly well as a barrier. Also, orange peels. Your method works as well.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 1:08 pm
by Dave
ShneekeyTheLost wrote:Salt is not poison and will work perfectly well as a barrier.
Depends on your definition, I guess. Salt is tough on plants... it makes it harder for them to pull water from the soil and stunts their growth. "Salting the earth" used to be a popular conqueror's trick for dealing with an enemy... plow salt into their fields and thus destroy their agricultural base, pretty much permanently.

I wouldn't use salt as a slug barrier in gardens unless I had no other choice... certainly not in low-rain areas like northern California where it might not be washed out of the soil in my lifetime.

Re: Good uses for bad wine

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 8:13 pm
by Dacquoise11
The orange peel idea works too, I have used it. I have been told slugs also avoid copper and that a person can wind thin copper sheeting or copper tape material around items they don't want chomped. I have never tried this. I recall distinctly dropping pinches of salt directly on the slugs as a child and what happens after! I'm sure most slugs would avoid a salt barrier once they notice the result, but I need to utilize every square inch of garden space