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MisterNoisy
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Reply #37625 on: May 29, 2018, 08:05:30 PM

The battery pack on my gaming box's UPS died.  Didn't start a fire or destroy the UPS this time at least, but won't hold a charge or run the box under load.

At least a new pack is pretty cheap, but no gaming til it arrives kinda sucks.
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Reply #37626 on: May 29, 2018, 11:36:23 PM

That's strange - usually you can still run things if the UPS is passing power through.

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Reply #37627 on: May 30, 2018, 08:16:54 AM

That's strange - usually you can still run things if the UPS is passing power through.

Most UPS devices run their power through the battery at all times, constantly trickle charging to offset the power used. If the battery is faulty (and not just unable to keep a charge for long) it won’t work. The circuitry to keep power “uninterruptible” while switching between outputs is more complex and costly than it is worth in most cases.

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Reply #37628 on: May 30, 2018, 03:38:01 PM

Delivery guy didn’t bring a forklift, I had to offload and stack 3 tons of chicken feed by hand.

It’s beer o’clock  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #37629 on: May 30, 2018, 05:12:08 PM

I'd trade the unloading for the treating bumblefoot I had to do with one of the ducks Sunday. None of the local vets want to do it, so they either refuse or overcharge to dissuade. I'll be glad when I pop them all onto the lake for the summer and get away.
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Reply #37630 on: May 30, 2018, 08:15:30 PM

i looked up bumblefoot

and i now question why you'd even bother
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Reply #37631 on: May 30, 2018, 08:22:43 PM

I suppose its a bit like foot and mouth disease, which isn't actually that bad, just makes them lose weight as they don't eat as much and therefore the cattle become less valuable. But if cases crop up it creates mass panic.

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Reply #37632 on: May 30, 2018, 09:18:35 PM

Didn't he play with Guns n Roses?

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Reply #37633 on: May 30, 2018, 09:44:07 PM

i looked up bumblefoot

and i now question why you'd even bother

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Reply #37634 on: May 31, 2018, 08:59:10 AM

They're my wife's pets. It started with a rescue and now is 6 poop monsters. Plus it's Baldy, who is a pretty well-behaved girl. Let me cut open her foot without freaking, and tolerates being rebandaged twice a day.
Stanley, Baldy, Whitey, Goldy, Limpy, and Asshole.

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Reply #37635 on: May 31, 2018, 09:42:53 AM

Which is which, Rattran? 

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Reply #37636 on: May 31, 2018, 09:46:57 AM

i'll help

who gives a shit, they're ducks
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Reply #37637 on: May 31, 2018, 10:15:13 AM

Ducks are literal shit factories.

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Reply #37638 on: May 31, 2018, 11:18:33 AM

Ducks are awesome you heathens!



Also, shit factories.

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Reply #37639 on: May 31, 2018, 11:26:43 AM

The fact that one is named “Asshole” pretty much explains everything.

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Reply #37640 on: May 31, 2018, 11:57:49 AM

Too oily for me...  awesome, for real

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Reply #37641 on: May 31, 2018, 12:51:07 PM

I was kidding.  I love ducks.  And chickens.  And anything that isn't human.

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Reply #37642 on: May 31, 2018, 02:48:22 PM

They're all the white one with the orange bill. Differences are very minor. Except Asshole, who's totally an asshole.
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Reply #37643 on: May 31, 2018, 05:37:00 PM

You need antibiotics and epsom salt soaks to treat bumblefoot.



And usually an axe.  Sorry.
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Reply #37644 on: May 31, 2018, 05:42:16 PM

Excision, epsom salts, vetricyn, neosporin, vetwrap. And patience. Not my first rodeo, but I always hope it won't happen again.
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Reply #37645 on: May 31, 2018, 10:14:50 PM

Fuck that

It's a duck
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Reply #37646 on: May 31, 2018, 10:27:22 PM

My sister's parrot is about 35 years old.  We're moving next month and have to board him for a day.  He had to have a physical and some tests to be allowed to board which happened yesterday.  He's never had that before.  The vet said he's the healthiest parrot he's ever seen.  I HAVE to die or disappear before he pops his pointy little clogs or I'm pretty sure my sister will leave him to me.  He hates me and screeches and screams whenever we're in the same room together.  I'm terrified to live. 

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Reply #37647 on: June 01, 2018, 09:17:01 AM

There's a ring of hell for people who keep birds in the house. Right next to where the people with yappy goddamned dogs go.

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Reply #37648 on: June 01, 2018, 09:40:03 AM

Right next to where the people with yappy goddamned dogs go.

My next door neighbor has yappy dogs, whose yapping I've been listening to for almost ten years now.  A couple of months ago, he sends me a text telling me that he's having trouble sleeping because the frog in my pond is making noise, and can I do something about it?


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Reply #37649 on: June 01, 2018, 10:25:15 AM

My sister used to have doves, too, but the sound they made in the morning was lovely and calming.  Like Rattran, she rescues everything.  Even Iguanas.  I'm a wee tiny bit worried that when we move, since the new place is bigger and has more land, we'll end up with all sorts of animals.  Well, worried and excited at the same time.  She does wildlife rehap and is partial to raccoons and bats. 

I adore all you guys who rescue.

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Reply #37650 on: June 01, 2018, 11:02:27 AM

Right next to where the people with yappy goddamned dogs go.

My next door neighbor has yappy dogs, whose yapping I've been listening to for almost ten years now.  A couple of months ago, he sends me a text telling me that he's having trouble sleeping because the frog in my pond is making noise, and can I do something about it?

Get. More. Frogs.

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Reply #37651 on: June 01, 2018, 11:08:44 AM

Shishito peppers at the local garden store! 

It gives me hope that maybe Idaho will move into the 21st century sometime before 2283.

(But it will still probably be racist unless someone invades and fixes it)
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Reply #37652 on: June 01, 2018, 12:00:19 PM

Excision, epsom salts, vetricyn, neosporin, vetwrap. And patience. Not my first rodeo, but I always hope it won't happen again.

My first read of that I read it as, "Exorcism, epsom salts, etc..."

The thing is I didn't even think that odd at all.

Anyhow, good luck with the little devils...
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Reply #37653 on: June 01, 2018, 12:10:45 PM

My sister used to have doves, too, but the sound they made in the morning was lovely and calming.  Like Rattran, she rescues everything.  Even Iguanas.  I'm a wee tiny bit worried that when we move, since the new place is bigger and has more land, we'll end up with all sorts of animals.  Well, worried and excited at the same time.  She does wildlife rehab and is partial to raccoons and bats. 

I adore all you guys who rescue.

We have a friend here who does the tough rescue stuff, and works with an exotic animal education place. So anything too crazy goes to her. She's currently raising a litter of caracals, and a wallaby.
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Reply #37654 on: June 03, 2018, 03:26:07 AM


https://www.entrepreneur.com/amphtml/314349



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“While blockchain acts as a fabric of data and be attached to every product in the retail ecosystem, constantly accumulating data about the product, AI can use this data to help consumers, sellers, and other stakeholders in the retail ecosystem optimize their requirements” https://t.co/8B35YnVbsC

Bingo!

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Reply #37655 on: June 03, 2018, 09:39:39 PM

That's pretty Bullshit Blockchain Bingo, right?

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Reply #37656 on: June 03, 2018, 10:39:12 PM

The maximum throughput of the Bitcoin blockchain is - at absolute maximum - 7 transactions per second.

Globally.

I'd like to see any retailer accept that kind of bottleneck.

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Reply #37657 on: June 04, 2018, 08:17:07 AM

They will have to pay for some consulting time before they learn about it.

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Reply #37658 on: June 04, 2018, 09:02:14 AM

If I were to never hear about BlockChain ever again, I could probably die a happy man.

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Reply #37659 on: June 04, 2018, 11:20:23 AM

The sad thing being blockchain has some potential, limited uses in terms of authentication. It's a technology that really needs some real world usage and someone to come up with a system that can use it, for things like certifying CVs or degrees it's potentially great (anyone who has dealt with Apostilles and other antiquated systems of checking document authenticity, it would be a godsend) but it's become this thing which is going to totally replace all centralised insitutions pushed by techbro engineers who see technologies not human systems and charlatans selling smoke.

It's really an infuriating topic, I've got a few acquaintances who are super into it and seem to think arguing the flaws in their proposed systems equates to misunderstanding the technology itself.

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