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  • People have to stop leaving their babies unattended in vehicles, it shocks me how many people debate that, like it's normal and acceptable.
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    It's funny when parents declare that: interacting with their children, taking them with them, watching over them, and generally doing mummy\daddy things, is a burden. Makes you wonder why they had kids to begin with.
    mlogan
    mlogan
    I still don't feel comfortable leaving my 8 & 11 year olds in the car.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    @The Stranger Kids can be a huge burden, that's what all responsibilities are when you boil them down. That's life though, not a reason to repudiate responsibility.

    @mlogan I don't either, my oldest has babysat her middle sister a couple of times already but I still won't leave her in the car without an adult.
    I love how almost every time I prepare food for friends or non-immediate family members they automatically assume my wife was the cook.
    IAmJakeSauvage
    IAmJakeSauvage
    REVERSE SEXISM
    Sharm
    Sharm
    That's a thing in my family too, my Dad's the cook, and he's excellent at it. My Mom not so much. You'll be less able to escape the praise as you get older.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    I like the obscurity though, though I don't understand why people still have that assumption.

    People who actually cook are becoming a bit of a rarity these days irrespective of gender. I only started to learn after I realized one day that if my grandmom had died at that moment there wouldn't be a single person in the family capable of keeping any of our food-centric family traditions alive and that made me sad.
    Pulled over for speeding, pull out my licenses and next thing I know my car is being searched. Apparently carrying cash is probable cause?
    Golden Unicorn Gaming
    Golden Unicorn Gaming
    Don't be afraid to challenge (RESPECTFULLY) a cop after the incident is over. Odds are 99pct of the time they are doing right and are willing to explain exactly what was going on. It would require me hundreds of posts to explain the multitude of things you have in your car as a citizen that could trigger a cop to search that an average citizen is totally unaware of.
    Dalph
    Dalph
    Police full of crap as always. Once they stopped me for no reason at all and made me waste so much time (I wasn't even driving) asking for my documents and where I live. They thought I was a foreigner and illegal too.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    He commented on the money right before making me criminal sidle to the hood of my rental car so he could safely disarm me and search my car, and gave no other reason.

    Car was a rented minivan with two carseats in the back, can't think of anything in it that would be suspicious for a cop on a bust. He was young and arrogant and wouldn't back down, so he wasted my time and found nothing.
    Lessons from 90s sitcoms you should take to heart. "If you're not mad enough to bare-knuckle box then you're not mad."
    taarna23
    taarna23
    TV has long since stopped trying to impart any bits of wisdom. These days it seems to be more fun to promote stereotypes.
    Vox Novus
    Vox Novus
    Fun show, many memorable lines. I would say That 70's show is more a 2000's sitcom though since the majority of its episodes are in the 2000's despite the fact it started in 1998. It was definitely more of a modern sitcom show at the time.
    Golden Unicorn Gaming
    Golden Unicorn Gaming
    @tarrna23 And degeneracy...
    Three days stateside, hate how the weather works. Went to bed sweating; woke up with a cold. No wonder climate change is like religion here.
    Wavelength
    Wavelength
    Weather patterns around the US are as different as Abbott, Costello, and Pasta. :p Lakeside Michigan, sunny Miami, mountainous coastal California, cool temperate New York, bi-polar Chicago, and arid Las Vegas weather all feel so different on your body. One good thing about the US is that more homes and businesses than not have Central AC and Heating, so you can at least feel comfortable while indoors.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    I just hate going to sleep needing an air conditioner and waking up needing blankets and a heater. Once you've gotten out of that kind of funk it makes you so much sicker when you encounter it again.
    why is pregnant dog censored into the word cute? In most context that makes it read like I'm using a much more offensive word instead...
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    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    I just use single letter censoring.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    I like the censors mostly, I find them clever. But this one kind of drops the ball, last thing a censor should do is actually make me sound more crass than if there wasn't one.
    mogwai
    mogwai
    My a's become an's, and my an's become and's. I'm not usually one to make these kind of type-o's. It's an shame. (I just typed using instead of usually. I probably have a rogue brain tumor.)

    Apparently if you have the intelligence to hack this in the forum source, you don't have the maturity to match.
    Stupid dog decided to accost a skunk today, then had the nerve to slither into the bed before anyone noticed. Maybe dog doors are bad idea.
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    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    I'm soaking it in water and vinegar and will give it a hand scrub (some of the links are already kinda loose, don't like to machine wash it if I can help it).

    Unfortunately though I'll grant you skunk spray does smell surprisingly similar to bong water it's potency and perseverance just doesn't compare. (now you've made me miss that sheep though, though of course that's not at all hard to do.)
    Dalph
    Dalph
    Hot water and disinfectant detergent if vinegar doesn't work. I also heard that sodium bicarbonate is very effective against the smell. Be sure to keep the windows open too (I'm sure you already did) and let everything dry to the sun.
    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    @Dalph If it's dyed, then don't use too much sodium bicarbonate because it can make the color bleed.
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    Spent six hours today 'fixing' my hot water heater. Know how to fix it now, except the 20$ part is 9yro, 'antiquidated' and now costs 250$
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    @Dalph it's a 60 liter one and that is my point, that it's actually more economical for me to trash the whole thing than it is to repair it.

    Some Eco-activist should look into the rules and regulations that allegedly (meaning that's what the guy at the parts shop claims) cause parts of a certain age to cost more than entirely new units. It's all completely absurd.
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    Well, to be fair, something like that may happen due to new safety regulations making it so the old part is no longer even produced. Demand + no supply = high cost.
    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    @Alexander Amnell Um...

    $20? $250!?!?

    The cost to make this part is $9. A friend of mine is a machinist and knows this sort of thing and repaired my furnace for free because the $600 estimate for the entire repair only cost my friend < $55.

    Supply and demand = Excuse; it's plastic, and copper wire. Supply and demand for both is high.
    Why does home repair always have to be so much more complicated than it at first appears?
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    @Ms Littlefish Ha-ha! Fridges. Don't fridges contain a volatile gas which has to be removed carefully? I wonder if there's a chance they can explode? Call of Duty: Fridge Warfare.

    Haha! He keeps finding more problems to fix. It's exactly like going to the dentist; you go for one problem, then you find out you need all sorts of work done.
    Ms Littlefish
    Ms Littlefish
    Ha, you thought you just needed your teeth cleaned. Foolish, foolish patients.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    Ugh, there's just always another step. Start out trying to fix a simple piece of a toilet, turns out the water won't shut all the way and when I try to turn it a little more it breaks the bearing. Buy a new valve and I have to break the tube to get it out of the old valve, so I have to go and buy a new tube...then the valve on the main decides to seize up so I can't turn the water back on.
    Sometimes you try to be a responsible adult by donating the horses you can't afford to a kids ranch. Then life decides to be a prankster...
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    ...and your one remaining horse ends up pregnant at some point on the boat ride to her new home.
    Kes
    Kes
    I know that probably I shouldn't laugh, but I couldn't help myself. I hadn't thought that horses needed a chaperon, but obviously ship-board romances have no species boundaries.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    I thought it was hilarious when I got my wife pregnant post-vasectomy, it's a little funny that Dryad found time for romance crossing an ocean (or at the layup barn where she stayed for a couple weeks afterwards) but the buck better stop with her because surprise pregnancy is not a good family tradition to be starting when you have daughters quickly approaching their teens.
    Bought ArtisyDraft like 4 months ago, remembered I'd bought it while perusing my steam apps today. Time for a mass migration of text docs!
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    Haha! You're not alone. I continue to create individual OpenOffice documents, because I keep forgetting that I own ArticyDraft.
    I will edit my posts and self-censor myself whenever the forum misses my profanities...yet I won't just stop using profanities oddly enough.
    UNphiltered_khaos
    UNphiltered_khaos
    A couple of interesting studies seem to indicate that people who use high-level profanity actually have higher vocabularies than those who do not use colorful words (Presumably because in some situations, you have to wrack your brain to find an alternative to the F-Bomb). Also, swearing after you get hurt allegedly lessens the pain.
    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    Censorship...pfffffftttt....

    Of course, screaming these words around small children is a bad thing but not because of what you might think...
    The Stranger
    The Stranger
    I swear like a trooper. Curses, blasphemies, profanities, you name it. I like how saying these things can instantly alert someone to how good, bad, etc something is.

    I do rein in my tongue around the little ones, though. I am a firm believer in childhood innocence and allowing kids to be kids - you know, before the world destroys what whimsy, wonder, and primal purity they have.
    win10's not as bad as I expected, but its constant plugging of Cortana and Edge if you aren't using them makes me want to punch something.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    This will help. I don't get pestered to use neither Edge nor Cortana. It also shuts down some of the more spy-ish aspects. Anything it does can be done by doing enough registry digging, but this is far easier. Do note that both restarting and updating will turn some things back on, so keeping the exe around is a good idea. https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    Knew there had to be ways but still getting used to the new layouts and all, told it every chance I could get to leave me alone but Cortana keeps wanting to talk to me...I find it incredibly disturbing whenever electronics try to speak to me.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    really? I don't get any plugging from either of them, and I turned them both off the minute I first booted up. Look for a "do not ask me this again" option.
    Man, immigrating fully out of the U.S. is a lot of dayum work! No wonder all those celebrities haven't left yet.
    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    I can only wish you well; I've been around the world, and under the circumstances I was in, it wasn't fun.
    UNphiltered_khaos
    UNphiltered_khaos
    @Reapergurl Where you captured by Interpol and shuttled around the world in Rendition planes, going from Blacksite to Blacksite, while making stops at such attractions as Guantanamo Bay or Abu Ghraib?
    "See the world as a high-level prisoner of Interpol!" That should be their motto.

    Also @AlexanderAmnell: Good luck with your travels! How are you getting out? Are you becoming an Ex-Pat?
    Reapergurl
    Reapergurl
    @UNphiltered_khaos No. Witness Protection Program. Actually, in the hands of the Interpol b*tches, I'd be dehumanized and made very uncomfortable because I am transgendered. However, there's no lesser evil here.
    reinstall all my programs is looking dangerous. paint.net is so buried in malware ffs I can't find it, guess I'm using gimp now.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    Airport just had to lose both my laptop and my external backup drive *sigh* I really hate airports.
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Wow! I've never experienced lost luggage, I always only pack carryon, but it sounds ridiculous and miserable.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    This is the first time I've ever actually had that problem either (though we don't fly much), should have just shipped it but I didn't want to have to wait around for it.
    "It was like some terrible modern novel, of the sort that he couldn't read: twisted, crazy, paranoid, ugly, cruel."
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    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    ~the best fourth-wall breaking I've ever read, and my favorite quote of the week. Also, the character limit lies.
    mlogan
    mlogan
    Haha, yeah fixing the character limit is on the to-do list of issues. Things like forum links working are a bit higher priority. :p
    Forum...trophies? I just, I-I have no nice words to say so I'll shut up but, seriously... *sighs
    mlogan
    mlogan
    Or do you mean all the ones for so many comments/likes and such?
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    That's a good point, I forgot the badges existed to be honest...probably forget the trophies are there too.
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    @mlogan yes the generic new ones, I had a couple of badges for past events I think but nowhere near the ten or so that popped up in the notifications when I logged in today.
    I'm (sorta) back after a couple months hiatus. But with a new years resolution to lurk more and not get so distracted in random stuff that detracts from the actual purpose of being here and making a game...


    It's not going very well so far, maybe I should leave again.
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    taarna23
    taarna23
    I'm active. I still get stuff done. You will too. :3
    mlogan
    mlogan
    Nah, stick around man. We're glad to have you back. How's the family?
    Alexander Amnell
    Alexander Amnell
    Niten Ichi Ryu: It's a lot easier to avoid things when the airport loses your computer somewhere in luggage limbo. I swear if this one doesn't last me at least 5 years I'm just going to embrace the life of an anti-tech hermit.


    taarna: Yeah, I will. I do have to watch how often I just browse stuff senselessly though, time has a bad habit of getting away from me that way.


    mlogan: We're all doing okay. I think. Honestly the past couple of months have been really crazy, we went from tentatively looking into moving to finding the perfect property and Samantha finding the perfect job in the span of a moment it feels like. We didn't want to actually start all that until the school year ended at the least but the way it all came together was just a godsend, especially the job though we weren't ready for any of it, still aren't really but we're stubborn enough to manage anyway, maybe.
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