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Messages - Doktor Howl

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: August 18, 2021, 04:29:56 am »
I will file this in the goat image archive!



BTW I'm at the hospital with the wife now... baby's on the way! we've been here for about 30 hours, but we're getting close to showtime.

Congratulations, Cram!

You never get to sleep again!

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: August 17, 2021, 04:16:30 pm »
This is obviously for Cram.


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Literate Chaotic / Re: Daily Nonsense Thread
« on: August 13, 2021, 11:50:58 pm »
This here is some alright nonsense.
It has to be easy on the eyes and not trying to be an underlying message, then it's a very good nonsense. Hung Mung would know.

unnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng

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Apple Talk / Re: Last one to post in thread wins
« on: August 11, 2021, 09:10:06 pm »
:jihaad:

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Apple Talk / Re: Letters to James
« on: August 07, 2021, 06:24:58 am »
James got banned again, so more letters over the next 4 weeks.

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Apple Talk / So. Walter White, etc.
« on: August 06, 2021, 10:34:52 pm »
I finally binge-watched the entirety of Breaking Bad, El Camino, & Better Call Saul.  Until 3 weeks ago, I had only seen the intro scene to season 1, ep 1 of BB.

It is sort of like trailer park Milton.  It reminds me of Boardwalk Empire, only in boardwalk empire, everyone's a scumbag from the beginning and you don't have to watch them ride the roller coaster down into the sewer (in fact, one minor character in BE has a redemption arc).  But it has the same "there are no good guys" vibe going on.

Frankly, it was depressing as hell, because it is all so familiar (in kind, rather than degree).

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: August 06, 2021, 02:31:08 am »
So, my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 liver cancer this morning.

This is apparently not unusual for breast cancer survivors.  She's other wise healthy and in good spirits.  Her prognosis is fairly grim but not hopeless.

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Apple Talk / Re: Plague Diary
« on: August 05, 2021, 04:08:48 pm »
Hey, we're fucking idiots.


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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: August 04, 2021, 10:20:22 pm »
I managed to crosspost between entire BBSs.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: August 04, 2021, 10:19:44 pm »
300,000 people crossed the Canadian border every day, pre-Covid, for years and years.

Tell me, @Conservative, why are we not up to our arses in Canadians?

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 04, 2021, 10:01:37 pm »
I'm sitting here a bit puzzled as to WHY someone would want a drone that goes up the toilet. Does it have anything to do with fatbergs?

Who gives a fuck why?  The bills get paid, things get more horrifying.


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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 03, 2021, 04:39:20 pm »
And our founder/CEO died.  His three bickering children - all of whom hate each other and everything their dad built - are now in charge of the company.

Time to look for a job.
Damn sorry to hear that man.
Do you have some breathing room or did they just halt The Science immediately?

I have some time.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: August 02, 2021, 07:17:34 pm »
And our founder/CEO died.  His three bickering children - all of whom hate each other and everything their dad built - are now in charge of the company.

Time to look for a job.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: July 30, 2021, 11:38:25 pm »
For most buildings, the sewer interlock is just a 180 degree trap, like you have under your sink.

That much I know, but I assumed a drone would be able to navigate a regular trap (it might impose some size limitations, but this critter is already capable of ascending a ten-foot pipe, so I expect mobility is solvable).

What I had in mind was putting two valves in series downstream of the toilet, designed such that only one of them could open at a time (like an airlock).  The toilet flushes, the first valve opens, poop passes, then it closes, then the second valve opens, the idea being that there is always a physical barrier to anything moving upstream.  This would be an expensive retrofit, would be susceptible to clogging, and probably wouldn't even be very effective (if the drone just stops and waits, couldn't it get past the valves in two flushes, anyway?)

That would be awesome the first time the lower valve malfunctions.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: July 30, 2021, 06:39:17 pm »
I have questions:
Was the 7 minutes needed to get the drone OUT, or to get it IN before he arrived.

How does this identify if it has its target: has it got a variation on facial detection techniques for ass cheeks?

1.  In.  I might have to use the toilet, after all.

2.  It's not very discriminating.  37C +/2.

Imagine the scene from predator where he tricks the thermal sensor with mud to cool his skin, but in the bathroom and not the jungle, and not with mud

This was in fact brought up by myself and two others, and dismissed by our clients.

So we had it written into the contract that we are not responsible for stirred shit.  No kidding.

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