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StormDrain
May 22, 2003

Thirteen Letter



Gat dang that's the one. Just need to find one a factor of ten cheaper.


Big Taint posted:

Bed full of hula hoops

Been quoting it for a decade and that's probably the second time someone recognized it.

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STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester



Test came back negative, though the dr wants me to re-test on Monday.

I barely have enough energy to stand right now.

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


Previa_fun posted:


Also I got the covid. I'm not feeling too bad, just congested and I've lost 90% of my sense of smell/taste.

Well that sucks. Hope you're all right and your sense of taste and smell comes back.
Hope you can self-isolate without too much inconvenience.

sharkytm
Oct 9, 2003

Gimme Gimme Swedish Fish...



Fallen Rib

GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

Well that sucks. Hope you're all right and your sense of taste and smell comes back.
Hope you can self-isolate without too much inconvenience.

My sense of taste is almost back. I can tell because I want to snack on poo poo between meals, which I haven't in 3 weeks.

I got my test results back yesterday, I'm negative. Thank God, I can go see my mom tomorrow.

My COVID-folks, take care of yourselves. If you get the standard symptoms, it's basically a bad cold with added energy drain that lasts closer to 2 weeks. lovely, but not as bad as a bad flu. Neither my wife nor I had any digestive issues, but I've heard that some do. Trying to isolate is really hard, especially if you don't have more than 1 bathroom. We failed, and both got sick.

The Door Frame
Dec 5, 2011

I don't know man everytime I go to the gym here there are like two huge dudes with raging high and tights snorting Nitro-tech off of each other's rock hard abs.

All of you watch out, 4-8 weeks after symptoms end, vascular, heart, GI, GU, muscular, lung, and neurological complications are possible. The missus was lucky and just had slight muscular weakness, my mom had decreased kidney function that's steadily improving, my dad has heart problems that he won't admit to and muscle weakness, and I've had a laundry list of problems from exhaustion to dangerous varicosities and lung scarring

COVID sucks, and Post-COVID can suck more, but the odds are in your favor and I wish you all the best. If it starts to be work to breathe, a double dose of Bronkaid will help you so much

STR
May 12, 2006

I thought I was a nice jester



There's supposed to be some white poo poo falling out of the sky sometime in the next 24 hours.



Signs you're in Texas: Even the meteorologists use HEB crowds as an oh-poo poo metric.

Real graphic is here, but it's one notch below "lifted bro trucks wrong side up in the ditch" for us. I used the drive-thru pharmacy at HEB a few hours ago and felt like I was in a war zone..

sharkytm posted:

My sense of taste is almost back. I can tell because I want to snack on poo poo between meals, which I haven't in 3 weeks.

I got my test results back yesterday, I'm negative. Thank God, I can go see my mom tomorrow.

My COVID-folks, take care of yourselves. If you get the standard symptoms, it's basically a bad cold with added energy drain that lasts closer to 2 weeks. lovely, but not as bad as a bad flu. Neither my wife nor I had any digestive issues, but I've heard that some do. Trying to isolate is really hard, especially if you don't have more than 1 bathroom. We failed, and both got sick.

Definitely have digestive issues, and my fitbit thinks my pulse is all over the goddamned place (it's 106 right now, normally it'd be low 70s at rest - dr told me to start thinking about an ER visit if it stays over 120 while sitting). I want nothing to do with an ER right now, especially since our hospitals are full - Austin did turn the convention center into a field hospital over the summer though. Never used it, but left it as is in case we'd need it. Well.. we need it now, and
the city is getting ready to activate it.

My brain swab yesterday came back today as negative, but the doctor wants me to get tested again Monday, since I have the right combination of symptoms that can't be explained by just allergies (Cedar Fever is a motherfucker, but Xyzal usually takes care of it). I never lost my sense of smell/taste, but they're definitely altered - everything tastes metallic and/or or smoky. Fever can be explained by cedar fever to an extent, but body aches and chills.... not so much.

STR fucked around with this message at 02:45 on Jan 10, 2021

the spyder
Feb 18, 2011


The only long term side effects I have is no-energy and feeling like I just walked up 5-6 flights of stairs. I'm normally a 7-10:30 type of schedule, which is great- but lately I'm luck if I get 8:30-10PM with only a few hours of usable energy. I can't imagine what this will do for people twice my age.

Ether Frenzy
Dec 22, 2006



Nap Ghost


My dad's got a late 1940's John Deere one of these, I'm sure it's worth at least 1/90th of the storage space it took up the last 70 years

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule



So I scored 2 12in subwoofers and a 1500W Fusion Amp a few weeks ago for $100. Today was 4 hours of being a dumbass getting it all installed.

With my headunit and aerpro HVAC controller installed I cannot easily get to the RCA Sub Preouts so I did some very frustrating blind work upside down in the drivers footwell getting the angle to slot them in. Then I buttoned up all the panels and realised I forgot the trigger wire, so restripped everything to find a Acc line on an unpopulated connector! Woohoo, and it's actually a standard connector I can get a match at local electronics store.

The biggest bastard job was running the VCC to the Amp from the battery - should be easy seeing the battery is in the rear. Nope all the panels are a dick, and had to take out the rear seats, all the floor panelling for the rear. There wasn't a single decent grounding location either so had to make one up.

It worked first go! Woohoo for me! Gotta love a car that uses Philips, T8 and then a few T40 as a wildcard.

No photos as I've retired upstairs for a beer and I hate myself, so pulled the Traction Control and Sport Shift switch board out and about to swap the LEDs on it too...



Oh and when AerPro say on the box their 'Professional' Amp wiring kit has everything needed.... No. Literally only the VCC with its fuse, a short grounding cable, and a 6 metre trigger wire. The install required 3 trips back into town. One for the connector to trigger, one for the RCA cabling and third for amp to sub box cables.

Humphreys fucked around with this message at 09:35 on Jan 10, 2021

LloydDobler
Oct 15, 2005

You shared it with a dick.



Dammit, my sleep schedule is hosed. Fell asleep at 2PM and woke up around 8PM. Not a good night's sleep but enough to fool my body in to staying up another 12 hours.

I started this by staying up watching TV until 3, then 4, then gently caress it why not just go to bed at 9AM. Then I started back at work and need to get back on a regular schedule. I've been sitting down at my desk at 4AM just because I'm awake, I finish my workday by 1PM, by which time I'm wiped out and pass out for 4-6 hours. It also fucks my motivation, I had the whole day free today with ok weather and I wasted it sleeping. I went to the store and that's it.

bolind
Jun 19, 2005




Pillbug

Those are the worst. I once returned from the US West Coast (so -10h or so) and proceeded to have a week of:

Go to work
Be extremely sleepy in the afternoon
Get home from work, decide that a half hour nap on the couch would do me good.
Wake up five hours later, quite bewildered.
Brush teeth, go to bed.
Stare at ceiling for many hours.
Be woken up by alarm clock after a few hours.
Repeat.

Took a whole solid week to get back to normal.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Don't gently caress with Bezos i guess.

Peace out Parler.

GnarlyCharlie4u
Sep 23, 2007

I have an unhealthy obsession with motorcycles.

Proof


I wanna know if they're cut off from their instances entirely or if they just can't host the app. Like what about database and vm backups? Can they still exfiltrate those?
I'm sure Amazon is going to hang onto that for at least 90 days as legally required.

Either way it's loving hilarious.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

I wanna know if they're cut off from their instances entirely or if they just can't host the app. Like what about database and vm backups? Can they still exfiltrate those?
I'm sure Amazon is going to hang onto that for at least 90 days as legally required.

Either way it's loving hilarious.

My pipe dream was FB marking every account that announced they were leaving as deceased.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Canada is reported to be moving towards making Proud Boys a terrorist organization.

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


Go Canada go.

Goober Peas
Jun 30, 2007

Check out my 'Vette, bro




I just finished cooking my second New Year's good-luck lunch. Hopefully this one takes.

Safety Dance
Sep 10, 2007

Five degrees to starboard!


GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

I wanna know if they're cut off from their instances entirely or if they just can't host the app. Like what about database and vm backups? Can they still exfiltrate those?
I'm sure Amazon is going to hang onto that for at least 90 days as legally required.

Either way it's loving hilarious.

From what it sounds like, their EC2 instances / routing / any other managed service are going to be shut off, but they can still exfiltrate S3 data.

Elviscat
Jan 1, 2008

MESS WITH THE OWL GET DISEMBOWEL





Rhyno posted:

Don't gently caress with Bezos i guess.

Peace out Parler.

The Free Market Provides.

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Far-Right logic is going to a very weird place to define itself as anything other than ridiculous and broken:

quote:

I’m so sick of people saying “this is terrible for our democracy”, I don’t give a gently caress about Democracy, I care about God given individual rights that are supposed to be protected by the Constitution. Democracy is loving mob rule that leads to Socialism.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Anyone else here use Bosch appliances? We're renovating our kitchen and I want to get all Bosch because I love the aesthetic and they have good reviews for almost all their stuff. Can't wait to get an induction cooktop too, I haven't read a single review were someone wasn't raving about induction cooking.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Bosch fan here. Never used their range but their dishwashers are excellent. I'd have a very very hard time to give up gas but if I had to I would go to induction.

You Am I
May 20, 2001

Me @ your poasting



Applebees Appetizer posted:

Anyone else here use Bosch appliances? We're renovating our kitchen and I want to get all Bosch because I love the aesthetic and they have good reviews for almost all their stuff. Can't wait to get an induction cooktop too, I haven't read a single review were someone wasn't raving about induction cooking.

The place I am renting in has a Bosch Oven and a Siemens (which I am sure comes out of a Bosch factory) induction cooktop. Both seem to work well, cleaning down an induction cooktop is 1000000 times easier than the gas cook top at my previous rental.

The only thing I dislike about the induction cooktop is cooking with woks, since it didn't have the adapter for allowing the proper heating of woks with it. You have to leave the wok on the cooktop for a while before it gets hot, compared to a saucepan or frying pan.

Wok haze hard

meatpimp
May 15, 2004

Psst -- Wanna buy

EVERYWHERE
some high-quality thread's DESTROYED!



Applebees Appetizer posted:

Anyone else here use Bosch appliances? We're renovating our kitchen and I want to get all Bosch because I love the aesthetic and they have good reviews for almost all their stuff. Can't wait to get an induction cooktop too, I haven't read a single review were someone wasn't raving about induction cooking.

Hi I'm meatpimp, and I'll take a contrary view.

We bought a kitchen full of Bosch 800 series appliances in December of 2019. They have been... average, at best.

The dishwasher is borderline terrible. Bosch relies on condensation drying instead of direct heat, so if you use plastic things, they're gonna be wet, no matter what ultra-heat-sanitize option you pick.

The Oven/Microwave combo is a joke. See it in person first. It's billed as a dual oven/microwave, where the microwave works as a convection oven. It does, but from the looks of the press shots, it's the same size in width as the oven. In reality? It's half the size, so its usefulness is significantly diminished. The regular oven cooks unevenly (more done in the back, so you have to turn poo poo around halfway through for even cooking).

The refrigerator is okay, the icemaker overmakes the ice, so when you open the freezer drawer, nuggets of ice fall behind the drawer, so you have to get on your hands and knees and reach down behind the drawer to recover them. Its wifi setup is ridiculously bad (I think the root cause of this was found to be us receiving an EU-spec board instead of a US-spec one). In general, it's a refrigerator, I hope it lasts.

The gas cooktop is fine, I have no experience with induction.

Nidhg00670000
Mar 26, 2010

We're in the pipe, five by five.

Grimey Drawer

Bosch/Siemens home appliances are, in my experience, mediocre to average at best.

MrChips
Jun 10, 2005

FLIGHT SAFETY TIP: Fatties out first

meatpimp posted:

Hi I'm meatpimp, and I'll take a contrary view.

We bought a kitchen full of Bosch 800 series appliances in December of 2019. They have been... average, at best.

The dishwasher is borderline terrible. Bosch relies on condensation drying instead of direct heat, so if you use plastic things, they're gonna be wet, no matter what ultra-heat-sanitize option you pick.

The Oven/Microwave combo is a joke. See it in person first. It's billed as a dual oven/microwave, where the microwave works as a convection oven. It does, but from the looks of the press shots, it's the same size in width as the oven. In reality? It's half the size, so its usefulness is significantly diminished. The regular oven cooks unevenly (more done in the back, so you have to turn poo poo around halfway through for even cooking).

The refrigerator is okay, the icemaker overmakes the ice, so when you open the freezer drawer, nuggets of ice fall behind the drawer, so you have to get on your hands and knees and reach down behind the drawer to recover them. Its wifi setup is ridiculously bad (I think the root cause of this was found to be us receiving an EU-spec board instead of a US-spec one). In general, it's a refrigerator, I hope it lasts.

The gas cooktop is fine, I have no experience with induction.

I have all Bosch apppliances in my place, have had for the last eight years or so.

The convection oven is pretty good, it's dead-on accurate to the point I don't even need an oven thermometer anymore, which is nice. I don't like the fact the light turns off if you had it on, then open the door and close it, just leave the damned light on until I turn the oven off god. The cooktop sucks, not enough heat and the switches are wearing out, especially the main dual-zone burner, which now only has the inner ring coming on intermittently. The multi-function rotary control was rear end to start with, and is even worse now.

The dishwasher is alright; it cleans dishes, but yes nothing plastic will ever come out dry. The rinse agent dispenser hasn't worked for a long time but whatever, I use tabs anyway, they have a rinse agent in them.

The counter-depth, side-by-side fridge is a major disappointment, it has not been particularly reliable and it's now starting to die, barely 10 years old. The ice water dispenser doesn't work, because the inline water filter rattles and leaks in its housing, but the housing is moulded right into the inner lining of the fridge and is thus a $300 part. The fridge also uses a fan to cool the fridge side; only the freezer has coils, and it blows cold air from the freezer side into the fridge side to keep it cool. Well that fan failed too a couple of years ago, and the replacement cost me another 300 bucks, which made me double mad because it's literally just a 92mm three-wire PC fan. The freezer is starting to wander now in terms of temperatures; my fridge thermometer shows it varies between -10C and -24C, even though it's set for -19C right now. I suspect the coils might be jammed full of dust, so I should probably clean them before passing judgement.

luminalflux
May 27, 2005



Applebees Appetizer posted:

Anyone else here use Bosch appliances? We're renovating our kitchen and I want to get all Bosch because I love the aesthetic and they have good reviews for almost all their stuff. Can't wait to get an induction cooktop too, I haven't read a single review were someone wasn't raving about induction cooking.

Rental I'm in has a Bosch glass-ceramic cooktop, dishwasher, and 800-series oven and microwave, and we got a Bosch dishwasher on our own for the previous apartment. The dishwashers are good, though you have to keep them fed with rinse-aid for the express cycle to take 30 min.

The oven we have is ... an enigma. I love convection and it goes real low in temperature which is useful for keeping things warm. I cannot get behind the UI - I hate the membrane buttons on it. Their european ovens used to have a rotary encoder which is a lot faster to select program / temp with compared to these lovely buttons. Also, the loving thing won't keep the light if you open then close the door. The timer also sucks.

The glass-ceramic cooktop, well, at least it's not coils, i guess. This house has gas for the water heater, fireplace and the dryer but they decided to rip it out when the reno'd the kitchen for no good reason.

rdb
Jul 8, 2002
chicken mctesticles?

Applebees Appetizer posted:

Anyone else here use Bosch appliances? We're renovating our kitchen and I want to get all Bosch because I love the aesthetic and they have good reviews for almost all their stuff. Can't wait to get an induction cooktop too, I haven't read a single review were someone wasn't raving about induction cooking.

Just bought all new appliances for a new house I am building.

I went to several different small local places that service what they sell. The first one I went to sold Bosch and I wanted some 800 or benchmark series stuff. They would only sell the dishwasher and in their own words “the rest of it is garbage”. Reviews seem to fall in line with that. Wound up just going with GE and other stuff wirecutter liked. Nothing on the high end seems reliable, just expensive.

RIP Paul Walker
Feb 26, 2004



I’ve lived in apartments for the last 15 years, and the stuff they buy seems to Just Work. Not fancy, but reliable and poo poo. People I know with Samsung and Bosch stuff all seem to love it for some reason, but it seems to be lovely stuff built like the worst German car tropes.

McTinkerson
Jul 5, 2007

Dreaming of Shock Diamonds




I've gone down the rabbit hole of appliance repair and I will no longer buy anything that I cannot buy parts for at least semi-locally.
This has eliminated certain manufacturers but not all, which is a little odd. I can rebuild my LG washer and dryer without issue but if I would have purchased a Samsung equivalent, would have been out of luck.
My Maytag dishwasher is almost 20 years old and I can still get parts but if I replace it with one from Bosch, I am SOL.

luminalflux
May 27, 2005



Coincidentally our Samsung fridge in this rental does not dispense ice anymore. It will gladly make ice, and will gladly dispense water. Just not dispense ice.

Humphreys
Jan 26, 2013

We conceived a way to use my mother as a porn mule



McTinkerson posted:

I've gone down the rabbit hole of appliance repair and I will no longer buy anything that I cannot buy parts for at least semi-locally.
This has eliminated certain manufacturers but not all, which is a little odd. I can rebuild my LG washer and dryer without issue but if I would have purchased a Samsung equivalent, would have been out of luck.
My Maytag dishwasher is almost 20 years old and I can still get parts but if I replace it with one from Bosch, I am SOL.

This. I used to be a factory service agent for all the big brands and I won't touch a Bosch/Siemens as their parts support are non-existant and overpriced. Good gear, until it fucks up.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Well that's disappointing. Seems like not a whole lot of appliances are above average these days.

We're keeping our dishwasher, but need a fridge, range, and microwave. Fridge is the most important, we need a good counter depth fridge with a least 21-cu ft and Bosch just looked and felt the best. Was hoping to do matching appliances (like the Bosch 800 series) but if I need to mix things up I might just do that.

rdb
Jul 8, 2002
chicken mctesticles?

Applebees Appetizer posted:

Well that's disappointing. Seems like not a whole lot of appliances are above average these days.

We're keeping our dishwasher, but need a fridge, range, and microwave. Fridge is the most important, we need a good counter depth fridge with a least 21-cu ft and Bosch just looked and felt the best. Was hoping to do matching appliances (like the Bosch 800 series) but if I need to mix things up I might just do that.

I liked the Haier model I looked at. That made me throw up a little, but seriously. The quality is probably acceptable, I think they own GE these days. In general, the more basic the appliance the more reliable it will be. How wide is your current fridge? Thats usually the best way to start. A stainless box with handles looks about the same regardless of who makes it so don’t worry about mix and match.

I wound up spending about $18k on a full suite of Monogram built ins and a 36” gas range. I wanted wolf/sub zero but it cost too much. There was some “La Cornue” range that you could spec out to $250k.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Yeah I dunno, I asked here because all the reviews on HD, Lowe's and Best Buy are all glowing like Bosch is just the best poo poo ever. Can't believe any of the poo poo online anymore

kastein
Aug 31, 2011

Moderator at http://www.ridgelineownersclub.com/forums/and soon to be mod of AI. MAKE AI GREAT AGAIN. Motronic for VP.


I'm sure it was all great in the first week when they reviewed it

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

how few people do you
need before you can
change the world?


People have been singing Bosch's praises around here for a while, especially the dishwashers.

rdb
Jul 8, 2002
chicken mctesticles?

Applebees Appetizer posted:

Yeah I dunno, I asked here because all the reviews on HD, Lowe's and Best Buy are all glowing like Bosch is just the best poo poo ever. Can't believe any of the poo poo online anymore

If you dig close on the bosch fridge reviews you will see lots of recent ones that are less than glowing. I think manufacturers can pay to place certain ones on top. Also, lowes and Home Depot pull reviews directly from the bosch website, so bosch in essence controls the content of all of them.

Local service matters with appliances. Find out who actually services, not just sells, and ask them what works. Lowes/HD/Ferguson all outsource to some local companies here and they have no problem talking about what breaks.

Applebees Appetizer
Jan 23, 2006



Rhyno posted:

People have been singing Bosch's praises around here for a while, especially the dishwashers.

Yeah that's what I remembered too, was kinda surprised I got the opposite response

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Deteriorata
Feb 6, 2005

The general increasing love of athletics is benefiting our young men, and making their lives better and more worth the living.

Rhyno posted:

People have been singing Bosch's praises around here for a while, especially the dishwashers.

We've had a Bosch dishwasher for several years now. It washes dishes. It hasn't broken. That's about all I expect of it.

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