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Just had a call telling me they wanna fit me picc line on Monday...... fuckin brilliant ..... can't wait .... that means me chemo starts again soon
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Just had a call telling me they wanna fit me picc line on Monday...... fuckin brilliant ..... can't wait .... that means me chemo starts again soon
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We're all pulling for you, Bitza!

What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
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What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
WEB-tec has been busy converting Bills internet to 100% arse-tube, and looking after his sick dragon. You should be back to normal service by Monday.
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We're all pulling for you, Bitza!

What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
You can use my WiFi, I'll send you the password.
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We're all pulling for you, Bitza!

What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
I was off, sorry. Your service should be back Razz emoticon
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What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
WEB-tec has been busy converting Bills internet to 100% arse-tube, and looking after his sick dragon. You should be back to normal service by Monday.
znomit, you're a treasure. ROFL emoticon
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Damn shipping and rec guy gave away our copper in the recycle bin!!!
He said he thought it was trash, customer asked for it and he gave it to them Wha? emoticon I told him multiple times it was to be recycled and the money goes to our BBQ fund.
Over $700 of BBQ fund gone

Boss was not happy at all.
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People like that piss me off too. That customer who walked in knew damn well the value of that copper wire. Bet he asked the shipping guy if he "minded" if he took that "trash" and "got it out of the way..."

Those vultures hang around garage sales and community cleanup days looking to snatch something for nothing.
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Damn shipping and rec guy gave away our copper in the recycle bin!!!
He said he thought it was trash, customer asked for it and he gave it to them Wha? emoticon I told him multiple times it was to be recycled and the money goes to our BBQ fund.
Over $700 of BBQ fund gone

Boss was not happy at all.
No kidding. Especially if you've already been notified. But who the hell doesn't know copper's valuable in the first place?
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Damn shipping and rec guy gave away our copper in the recycle bin!!!
He said he thought it was trash, customer asked for it and he gave it to them Wha? emoticon I told him multiple times it was to be recycled and the money goes to our BBQ fund.
Over $700 of BBQ fund gone

Boss was not happy at all.
No kidding. Especially if you've already been notified. But who the hell doesn't know copper's valuable in the first place?
Not like they make money out of it, oh wait Razz emoticon
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JKJ-FZ6 wrote:
We're all pulling for you, Bitza!

What's pissing me off today is no internet since yesterday morning. Calls and emails to my ISP are not being answered. WEB-tech, are you guys all taking the day off?
I was off, sorry. Your service should be back Razz emoticon
It's fixed and I'm up and running again. Thanks!

Actually, my ISP just disappeared off the face of the internet, except for their Web home page which won't allow me to log in. I went to a different ISP and it's better now, and much faster. Still, all the emails that had gone to the old ISP's domain are gone, and I have to change all my accounts that used that old email address.
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Weather forecast says it will be 45c/113f tomorrow.
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Weather forecast says it will be 45c/113f tomorrow.
was 5F here yesterday
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Knew our lass was special. .... just as she walked in the house everything started beeping n leccy came back on
Sounds like you got yourself a keeper Bitza

OH yeah this is the bitch about things thread... One word "Weather" . It's raining now less than 3 days after -20C and snow. 3 days without riding If is doesn't freeze up overnight I may be able tomorrow.
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I think it's awesome so few of us get pissed off about things

Humongous financial software suites that use SQL can be a real PITA during major upgrades . I finally have the cumulative updates in for the existing version except IIS is acting up and this is after 5 hours of fun. Meh I promised the client by Monday so at least I have that.
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I think it's awesome so few of us get pissed off about things

Hey, I do MY part!
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Weather porn
Another snowstorm. Forgot the name...Beluga or something.

The television weather histrionics are in full surge here.

It starts with a warning that a storm is coming in a few days....

Then they start ramping up the predictions, talking about expected snowfall, wind chill, etc. etc.

Weather report: WINTER STORM WARNING! "After 8-12" of snow, wind will bring wind chill to -20 to -40 degrees!! "

Wife: "It's never been so cold since I came here!" [17 years ago].
Me: Popcorn emoticon

Storm begins...

Wife: "I think I'll call in sick..well, maybe I can't, they won't believe me" (She does have a bad cold).....

Weatherman: "We have our Stormchaser out on the road, and the ROADS ARE SNOW-COVERED!

Me:

Stormchaser:
"I'm out at this gas station with my Weather Chaser (TM) van, here's a semi driver, let's talk to him:

Semi-driver in knit cap (looking bored): "Well, you have to be a little careful when driving...."

Stormchaser: "Here I am in this SNOWCOVERED parking lot with a RULER" [brandishes ruler]. "Lets just stick it in the snow here..... OMG! FIVE INCHES!!!!!"

Me: Facepalm emoticon

I blow out my driveway, road's been plowed, drive down the (SNOWCOVERED!) highway, everything's been plowed, including my work parking lot.

Call my wife and tell her it's safe to go to work.....




On a related note, I'm a bit disappointed in Frankie MacDonald.....he's a bit of a weather reporting YouTube sensation. I'm guessing somewhere on the autism spectrum. He missed Wisconsin's storm and calling it for Michigan, but to be fair he hit us last time. His histrionics are forgivable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwgj8h7ly40

Now on to RECORD COLD TEMPERATURES!!! in a couple of days...
SNOW
SNOW
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When did "windchill" start? I kinda remember as a kid the temp was just whatever temp it was going be.

I remember they would close the schools in Montreal when we got to like -25 C or something. So what dd we do? We all went down to the corner rinks and played hockey ALL day. Certain body parts would shrivel up and then we run in to the chalet until things descended back to where nature intended them to be and then go back out for more.

The news LOVES bad weather here and it's Snowmageddon every time.
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When did "windchill" start? I kinda remember as a kid the temp was just whatever temp it was going be.

I remember they would close the schools in Montreal when we got to like -25 C or something. So what dd we do? We all went down to the corner rinks and played hockey ALL day. Certain body parts would shrivel up and then we run in to the chalet until things descended back to where nature intended them to be and then go back out for more.

The news LOVES bad weather here and it's Snowmageddon every time.
And when did they start naming winter storms?

Apparently 2012 in these parts. Apparently you can blame the weather channel.

I did me some research (seeing its boring as heck at work today).

On the same site I gleaned that info....

When did they start naming winter storms?

I don't remember this shit in previous years.

-Anonymous


The Weather Channel started doing it in 2012.

-Anonymous

We should make little outfits for the storms as well.

Do you think they ever get lonely?

-Anonymous


According to the Old Farmer's Almanac (is that an American tradition? Do Canadians get to play??), Europe started doing it in 1954....Damned Socialists. Laughing emoticon

https://www.almanac.com/blog/weather-blog/girly-storms#

Okay, somebody's gotta do some work around here....
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It's a real weeny shrinker!
Lol. You'd have to live it to understand. Nerd emoticon

Okay, now, stop taunting us. Razz emoticon
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To the car that rushed past me as the stoplight turned green (I had lane split up the que sparking the road rage) that went in front of me then hovered to the right of the lane to block me lane splitting. I went around you on the left and in front of your car. As you clearly don't know the dimensions of your sedan, you left over half a car length.

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I have never lane-split somewhat because the traffic volume here doesn't warrant it. But I have often wondered what the reaction would be to me filtering. I've only seen it done here once and the guy doing it looked like no one to fool with.
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I have never lane-split somewhat because the traffic volume here doesn't warrant it. But I have often wondered what the reaction would be to me filtering. I've only seen it done here once and the guy doing it looked like no one to fool with.
As it is legal here, many still choose not to. I do. A. It was cold this morning. B. I got the mentality from my Motorcycle Safety Course Instructor "It's better to have them behind you than in front". In this case they zoomed past me on my right in the intersection. They were about two to three car lengths in front of me after the intersection. I signalled and moved into the left lane. You know, aggro driver in front of you. Let's see if I can safely put as much distance between us!

They saw this and moved over as well. Then sat on the right hand side of the lane to block me from splitting again as other cars in the right lane where hugging the left side of their lane. I could've and should've just sat behind them but got annoyed. I know, stoking the flames of a road rager isn't smart. It would've been interesting to see if a police officer had been present if I also would've gotten a ticket or what they would have said witnessing it.

I DO find it interesting how lane splitting causes this reaction in drivers though. I've asked my wife (not a two wheeled driver) if it upsets her. It only bothers her when they zoom by on the freeway and or speed past while lane splitting. I don't do that. I go 5-10mph in between the cars usually at lights when they are qued up. Again, I don't get the reaction? I wish someone would clue me in.
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I'm pissing me off.

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Being passed on the right while being in the right lane and while accelerating from a stop is a provocation I've not seen. But it is the sort of reaction, or the contemplation of such that has made me think twice about filtering. And what you described doing sounds more like it began with filtering than lane splitting. People in this area are far less stressed and on edge than in Sacramento. But eventually I might have a run-in with the same kind of person. Good luck to you.
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tbooth wrote:
To Monkeyboy:
I have never lane-split somewhat because the traffic volume here doesn't warrant it. But I have often wondered what the reaction would be to me filtering. I've only seen it done here once and the guy doing it looked like no one to fool with.
As it is legal here, many still choose not to. I do. A. It was cold this morning. B. I got the mentality from my Motorcycle Safety Course Instructor "It's better to have them behind you than in front". In this case they zoomed past me on my right in the intersection. They were about two to three car lengths in front of me after the intersection. I signalled and moved into the left lane. You know, aggro driver in front of you. Let's see if I can safely put as much distance between us!

They saw this and moved over as well. Then sat on the right hand side of the lane to block me from splitting again as other cars in the right lane where hugging the left side of their lane. I could've and should've just sat behind them but got annoyed. I know, stoking the flames of a road rager isn't smart. It would've been interesting to see if a police officer had been present if I also would've gotten a ticket or what they would have said witnessing it.

I DO find it interesting how lane splitting causes this reaction in drivers though. I've asked my wife (not a two wheeled driver) if it upsets her. It only bothers her when they zoom by on the freeway and or speed past while lane splitting. I don't do that. I go 5-10mph in between the cars usually at lights when they are qued up. Again, I don't get the reaction? I wish someone would clue me in.
That is when you want the motorcycle cop showing up to see that BS. Guy would get a talking to about the law in Ca.
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Could've gotten a bit of a talkin' too as well Whew emoticon
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I found another scratch on my 17 year old Sentra.... pisses me off.. Same place as last winter- drivers side bumper right under gas cap area. This one looks like a large rock got picked up by the front tire and tossed it back. Hit the edge of the rear door, dogleg, and the bumper... damn it. This poor thing is our sacrificial lamb. Our "better" car sits most of the time. Hate winter....

Everyone laughs at my OLD car but I love the damn thing.....

Bob
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BVBob wrote:
I found another scratch on my 17 year old Sentra.... pisses me off.. Same place as last winter- drivers side bumper right under gas cap area. This one looks like a large rock got picked up by the front tire and tossed it back. Hit the edge of the rear door, dogleg, and the bumper... damn it. This poor thing is our sacrificial lamb. Our "better" car sits most of the time. Hate winter....

Everyone laughs at my OLD car but I love the damn thing.....

Bob
I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper with 123,000 miles. I keep putting too much money into it, but it runs beautifully and can get us anywhere. And it's still been cheaper than getting a new or even a "newish" car.

It's been this Trooper and one before it for thirty-one years.

I do think its time is coming, however.
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Stones hitting the windshield is today's beef...

I bought a Subaru Forster in 2017.
The very first time I drove it, I got a stone chip in the windshield.
I got my fifth one this past weekend.
Back to the glass repair guys again.
They know me by my first name now.
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mpfrank wrote:
BVBob wrote:
I found another scratch on my 17 year old Sentra.... pisses me off.. Same place as last winter- drivers side bumper right under gas cap area. This one looks like a large rock got picked up by the front tire and tossed it back. Hit the edge of the rear door, dogleg, and the bumper... damn it. This poor thing is our sacrificial lamb. Our "better" car sits most of the time. Hate winter....

Everyone laughs at my OLD car but I love the damn thing.....

Bob
I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper with 123,000 miles. I keep putting too much money into it, but it runs beautifully and can get us anywhere. And it's still been cheaper than getting a new or even a "newish" car.
It is almost always more cost effective to fix an old car than buy a new one.
It blows me aways when people say, it's a waste of money to throw good money after bad to fix an old car, when it is really much cheaper in the long run.
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WEB-Tech wrote:
mpfrank wrote:
BVBob wrote:
I found another scratch on my 17 year old Sentra.... pisses me off.. Same place as last winter- drivers side bumper right under gas cap area. This one looks like a large rock got picked up by the front tire and tossed it back. Hit the edge of the rear door, dogleg, and the bumper... damn it. This poor thing is our sacrificial lamb. Our "better" car sits most of the time. Hate winter....

Everyone laughs at my OLD car but I love the damn thing.....

Bob
I have a 2000 Isuzu Trooper with 123,000 miles. I keep putting too much money into it, but it runs beautifully and can get us anywhere. And it's still been cheaper than getting a new or even a "newish" car.
It is almost always more cost effective to fix an old car than buy a new one.
It blows me aways when people say, it's a waste of money to throw good money after bad to fix an old car, when it is really much cheaper in the long run.
True! Isn't spending $250 to get something fixed cheaper than spending $30k? This Nissan as been amazing. When I got it- new- friends said it will be boring but reliable. Its not boring at all- handles very well etc. It has been the best car I ever owned. Knock on wood- but just brakes, batteries, tires, and oil changes. Normal maintenance stuff. Just under 150k on it now and it still looks great. My hope is that it makes it for 3 more years. It will be a sad day when it breaks...

Bob
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