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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-01-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 776
Posted By Botnst
I really like it when folks come up with a single...

I really like it when folks come up with a single solution that addresses two or more seemingly unrelated issues. That’s people with really good minds.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 04-01-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Botnst
When totally new, ceramic knives are incredibly...

When totally new, ceramic knives are incredibly sharp. Sharper than commercial steel kitchen knives. However, over time the blades chip. Most chips are microscopic. As chips accumulated the cutting...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-31-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 672
Views: 38,093
Posted By Botnst
I approached two different lenders for a mortgage...

I approached two different lenders for a mortgage and the appraisal differed by a little more than $80,000! I expected somewhere in the $20,000 range because the house is a) unique and b) there is...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-31-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Botnst
Slightly off-thread, I met a guy in Minneapolis...

Slightly off-thread, I met a guy in Minneapolis who supplies restaurants with kitchen cutlery. It’s like a subscription: the chef picks what he wants and the guy provides it and changes everything...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-30-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 730
Posted By Botnst
Too bad about estate sales being off the list. I...

Too bad about estate sales being off the list. I picked up a nice set of bone-handled, carbon steel (anyway, not stainless) knives. No name on blades or hilts but the seller claimed they are French....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-30-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,040
Posted By Botnst
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-27-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,040
Posted By Botnst
Looking at a photo of the ship, it’s like a huge...

Looking at a photo of the ship, it’s like a huge sail. Lateral wind probably surprised the pilot who undercompensated and the massive ship drifted out of the narrow fairway.

There are huge cranes...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-25-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By Botnst
From the Files of Awkward Design Decisions

OMG.

https://jalopnik.com/meet-the-car-with-an-engine-you-could-destroy-by-turnin-1846536488
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-24-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Botnst
Or iamnotarobot.con

Or iamnotarobot.con
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-23-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,799
Posted By Botnst
Amen, brother.

Amen, brother.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-23-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 503
Posted By Botnst
I’m with you in size, Mac. I liked the size of...

I’m with you in size, Mac. I liked the size of the older phones. Shirt pocket or bib overalls size. My seven is just wide enough to not easily slide into some shirt pockets. I can’t button any shirt...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-20-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Botnst
I bought from Newegg for work related computers....

I bought from Newegg for work related computers. Always satisfied.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-19-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Botnst
Ha!

Ha!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-19-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 404
Posted By Botnst
I buy iPhones off Swappa. I buy older...

I buy iPhones off Swappa. I buy older generations. The one I have now (I think) is a iPhone 7. It works fine for me. Hell, my iMac is a 2014. Since I’m retired I no longer need to keep up with tech...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-17-2021, 09:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Botnst
I do not doubt toe misalignment is the root...

I do not doubt toe misalignment is the root cause. I also suspect a genetic component, like a predisposition. Thank you for the link.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-14-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By Botnst
Being empty-nesters and very rural, social media...

Being empty-nesters and very rural, social media and texting is how I keep up with my family. The world-spanning games and other social stuff online holds no interest for me.

Priorities change as...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-14-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Botnst
I bought Danners a couple years ago. A very...

I bought Danners a couple years ago. A very stable and comfortable boot. Price is less comfortable.

Getting old sucks. My feet have diverged in size and shape over the years, especially with a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-14-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,241
Posted By Botnst
Good news at last!

Good news at last!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-11-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 290
Posted By Botnst
One of the worlds best videos.

One of the worlds best videos.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-01-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Botnst
Same. Scorpions in Corpus Christi.

Same. Scorpions in Corpus Christi.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-28-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
Amen brother.

Amen brother.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-28-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
I suspect if you were near starvation nothing...

I suspect if you were near starvation nothing would taste better.

When I was a young lad in BSA, the scoutmaster, retired USMC Gunnery Sergeant, would take volunteers on three day survival hikes....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-28-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,724
Posted By Botnst
I’m glad to hear a real professional mention...

I’m glad to hear a real professional mention DeWalt. I recently bought a battery powered DeWalt circular saw and an extra battery. It is a lot lighter and handier than my old Skil. I still have it...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-28-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
Back in the olden days I hunted wild turkeys on...

Back in the olden days I hunted wild turkeys on my great uncles cattle ranch near Boerne Texas. Turkeys have average hearing, poor sense of smell. But their eyesight is like a peregrine falcon. They...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,058
Posted By Botnst
That happens after every hurricane in Louisiana....

That happens after every hurricane in Louisiana. People buy as many generators as they can in say, Dallas, then sell them off the truck in maybe Biloxi.

Shameless profiteering? You bet!

Or...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Botnst
What about the Pope?

What about the Pope?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
Shoot, shovel, shut up.

Shoot, shovel, shut up.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-25-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
Oh yeah, wild turkeys definitely fly. Spooked,...

Oh yeah, wild turkeys definitely fly. Spooked, the fly like a quail. But BIG and LOUD!

Wild turkeys are fairly easy to domesticate. Much like feral pigs. Provide food and keep your dogs in the...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-24-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By Botnst
Your future in panel trucks

Sure, Laugh Away. But Every Big Vehicle Should Look Like This New USPS Truck

https://www.curbed.com/amp/2021/02/usps-new-truck-design-safety.html
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 02-24-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By Botnst
Domesticated turkeys have had flight bred out of...

Domesticated turkeys have had flight bred out of them. Like broiler house chickens and pekin ducks or Rouen ducks.

Breeding for deformed, massive breast meat interferes with flight.
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