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RTDNTOTO 🐻 Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 16 (2021)

mendelman

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Fill (spilling some), prime, and pull. Who the heck needs that?
We now have a small lawn (takes ~13 mins to mow), so I'm waiting for the gas one to die, so I can get an e-mower.
 

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This summer I replaced my ICE mower with a Ryobi, with two 20 volt lithium ion batteries, self-propelled and mulching. My lawn is about 4,500 sq ft of mowable grass, and I haven't had to switch from one battery to the other except the first time I mowed.

My Ryobi is my second cordless mower. I forget the brand of the first one, but it was an early model ~12 yearsa go, and very quiet, but under-powered. The Ryobi is surprisingly heavy and, while not as loud as an ICE, louder than the first generation cordless mower, which was nearly silent. My weedwhacker is also cordless Ryobi, but advancing the string is a chore. Otherwise I like it well enough.

You are welcome.
 

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I come come from a long line of wives & mothers - Britta Perry
 

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^^^Something tells me we'll never eclipse 2013.
I am pretty confident that we worked really hard that year... to be fair though, we closed the RTDNTOTO in 2012 early to assure the 9,327 number, which is the number of posts Bear had.

We got a pretty good start on 2013. I also spent a lot of those days pushing to get LOTS of random posts. I haven't had the time to do that in recent years... maybe this year? Probably not....
 

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My board and commission file folders are orange.
On a 1-10 random scale this post registers a solid 7.75. It was clearly a thought connected to no others, however, the one thing holding it back from true random greatness is that it is an office-related observation. And many of your readers - not coincidently, are located in offices.

So, in summation, that post reflected a good solid effort on your part, and if you keep working at it I'm sure you could become the most random poster here.


In other unrelated news, it should be noted that even if moose had vocal cords, their throats pharyngeal structure is such that it would prevent them from saying the word 'lasagna'
 

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In the pre-modern world, purple was a royal color because there was very few sources of natural purple dyes. Therefore, typically only royalty could afford it.
 

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Killing time with all of you before Council tonight... Quiet from the West Coast.

Digging in for a long meeting with the help of 4 Advil after sneaking a slice of red velvet cake from the Recreation staff..
I feel like I need to know a bit more about why the recreation staff have red velvet cake. Was it a birthday? Was it Steve's retirement party? Or maybe Brenda's baby shower? There are just so many unknowns here... ;)

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I find myself thinking there are always better ways to do things. I should probably just keep doing them the way they have been done because that requires less effort... I am just not able to be THAT guy...
 

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Killing time with all of you before Council tonight... Quiet from the West Coast.

Digging in for a long meeting with the help of 4 Advil after sneaking a slice of red velvet cake from the Recreation staff..
And you are...?




;)
 

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My typical 15 minute commute was closer to 40 minutes this morning thanks to a 5-car accident in the "Michigan Left" turnaround lane at a very busy intersection. It looked like a chain reaction type accident where somebody must have rear-ended somebody else (pretty hard) and then a bunch of the other vehicles in the line did the same. All of the vehicles that I could tell were involved had a fair amount of damage. Sadly, the one with what appeared to be the most damage was a Cadillac station wagon. I loved those cars and it's sort of sad that there is now likely one less on the road since I don't think they make those anymore.
 

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In the pre-modern world, purple was a royal color because there was very few sources of natural purple dyes. Therefore, typically only royalty could afford it.
One also needed to use a lot of the natural purple dyes in order to get the garment to be a dark color and for it not to fade.
 

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Salt and Vinegar?

Curry potato chips sound amazing. Must Amazon them NOW!
They are very good and addicting. And of course now the store hasn't been carrying them. I think I will be chasing this unicorn for awhile!

This grocery store also has "African", Ketchup, Paprika, "Chakalaka", and "Oriental" potato chips.
 

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They are very good and addicting. And of course now the store hasn't been carrying them. I think I will be chasing this unicorn for awhile!

This grocery store also has "African", Ketchup, Paprika, "Chakalaka", and "Oriental" potato chips.
Does the German grocery store have a Hispanic section?
 

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Out 2 month office remodel is now in month 6 and completion has been delayed another 2 months. Which means 4 months. As predicted, it has been a complete disaster.
 

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Does the German grocery store have a Hispanic section?
Yeah, and I bet their ethnic food shelf has a huuuge selection of German foods!
Episode 14 Idk GIF by America's Got Talent
 

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One of the coolest things my wife ever bought me was a monthly subscription to a service that would send me a box of random bags of chips from around the country. If it wasn't so cost prohibitive, it would be cool to get a box of chips from Europe or Asia.

When I buy watches from people in foreign countries, I usually try to get them to throw in a small bag of some sort of local snack or a chocolate bar.
 

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Electric automobiles are not 'new'. People were trying to perfect it even at the infancy/early years of the automobile industry.
 

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Electric automobiles are not 'new'. People were trying to perfect it even at the infancy/early years of the automobile industry.
If you read Colonel Albert Pope and His American Dream Machines: The Life and Times of a Bicycle Tycoon Turned Automotive Pioneer (apologies for amazon link) there's a good section about how he initially bet on electric and lost, undone in part by the success of his own "Good Roads" movement- which was initially an effort to get better roads for the bicycles he was selling but led to the expansion of automotive application beyond cities where charging and battery swapping was feasible.
 

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My parents did not like Layzboy type reclining furniture, but my wife and I have been more open to them.
 

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One of the coolest things my wife ever bought me was a monthly subscription to a service that would send me a box of random bags of chips from around the country. If it wasn't so cost prohibitive, it would be cool to get a box of chips from Europe or Asia.

When I buy watches from people in foreign countries, I usually try to get them to throw in a small bag of some sort of local snack or a chocolate bar.
We went through a few bags of these in Germany. I got them for the name and they were pretty good. But not much different than bugles.
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My oldest has an "engineering technology" class in middle school and they are starting out with doing some hand-drawn drafting work... on vellum!

You old school planners and cartographers should be happy!
I suspect the teacher is "old school".

IMO, they should be learning AutoCad.
 

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I suspect the teacher is "old school".

IMO, they should be learning AutoCad.

I know that the high school uses AutoCad and I wouldn't be surprised if the middle school has it too, but the teacher wants them to start with vellum to learn about some of the different materials and methods.
 

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At the Labor Day bridge walk, it came to my attention that MSP had sent their best-looking, friendliest personnel to staff the medians and edges. Someone posted this sterling example in a FB group for fans of the event:

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I whipped up a recruiting poster:

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I just got my chimney swept. Inspection showed the damper has major holes/leaks so I'm getting a new one, along with a new chimney cap. Because the damper was built in on original construction the only way to replace it is to put one integrated into the cap. And then the gas logs were so crumbly I got new gas logs. The chimney guy will come back in a couple weeks to put in the new cap and logs. So if we get another deep freeze and lose power we'll at least be able to heat the family room.
 

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A few years ago we bought a small laminator from Amazon because the wife wanted to use it to make charts for the kids that we could just clean off when we were done.

We have never used it and she won't let me get rid of it. She still wants to follow through on the original plan.
 

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Mr. Blue Sky please tell us why
You had to hide away for so long
Where did we go wrong?
 

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We're so pleased to be with you (sky)
Look around see what you do (blue)
Everybody smiles at you
 

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I thought it might be interesting to have a thread where participants could choose from two different topics depending on their current inclinations.

1. Cartesian property dualism
Property dualism asserts that an ontological distinction lies in the differences between properties of mind and matter, and that consciousness may ontologically be irreducible to neurobiology and physics. It asserts that when matter is organized in the appropriate way (i.e., in the way that living human bodies are organized), mental properties emerge. Hence, it is a sub-branch of emergent materialism. What views properly fall under the property dualism rubric is itself a matter of dispute.

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What do you think Descartes would have to say about out of body experiences?

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2. Can someone with a background in zoology explain to us what is happening in this video?


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a REVERSE thread split where a new thread with no responses has been bundled into RTDNTOTO. See if folks are maybe not so afraid to post about it now.
 
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