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by Orpheus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 1755

Re: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread

https://img-9gag-fun.9cache.com/photo/azm1VNB_460swp.jpg As someone who has often used self-built cell-enabled portable devices since 1995, I wish this WOULD happen (alternate modules could offer an exit from the Apple ecosystem) -- but I'm horrified that it might happen b/c I'm afraid that it migh...
by Orpheus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lunch-Munch Thread #6
Replies: 30
Views: 63

Re: Lunch-Munch Thread #6

Damn right -- and proud of it!
by Orpheus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lunch-Munch Thread #6
Replies: 30
Views: 63

Re: Lunch-Munch Thread #6

^^ I love lobster. But I don't have it often. Melted butter with it sounds delicious, but why have it on there if it tastes better without? Now you've gotten me hungry! Lobster has a delicate flavor. It doesn't jump out at you, especially if you're not familiar with it. Many people just don't have ...
by Orpheus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lunch-Munch Thread #6
Replies: 30
Views: 63

Re: Lunch-Munch Thread #6

This time of year I try to eat 3-4 oz of lobster a day (e.g 1 lobster lasts 3-4 days: body/tomalley one day; claws the next 1-2 days, depending on size; tail the last day (or whatever day I expect I'll most need it -- for me it's a brain food). At $6/lb [DeMoulas/Market Basket], it's not the extrava...
by Orpheus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

HEY!

You guys canceled my presentation on "Human Dismemberment" because "ReNext doesn't need a Hannibal Lecture" -- but this is fine?
by Orpheus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 559
Views: 15572

Re: Science Tidbits #5

Decoding NASA press releases: "Crew Dragon Demonstration Mission 2 extended from a few days to 4-6 months" = Behnken and Hurley are not willing to come back just yet "In an unexpected decision, NASA authorized SpaceX to reuse Crew Dragons on future NASA/ISS missions" = Guys, you HAVE to come back. W...
by Orpheus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 1755

Re: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread

the above-and-below trick mostly improves the mask seal for better self-protection. That's vital in the hospital (an improperly worn mask can let in 10x as much airborne particulate), but for social wear, you're protecting those around you, not yourself, so a looser fit is fine. If your wife is maki...
by Orpheus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 559
Views: 15572

Re: Science Tidbits #5

RJDiogenes wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 7:33 pm
They're safely in space! Whew!
You know things are bad on Earth when you hear this ALL THE TIME
by Orpheus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 1755

Re: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread

That metal strap on the top of your scrub mask (yes, a scrub mask has a "this end up") is a genuine adjustment. It may take a little fiddling at first, but soon you'll be getting it right, first time, every time. If that doesn't work, a little medical tape will. You may think it doesn't look sexy, ...
by Orpheus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: The Visual Arts
Topic: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread
Replies: 261
Views: 1755

Re: 2020's Funny Pictures -- It's a Very Silly Thread

My glasses still get steamed up when I wear a mask. I thought the problem would go away once the weather warmed up. Since a lot of people have this problem: That metal strap on the top of your scrub mask (yes, a scrub mask has a "this end up") is a genuine adjustment. It may take a little fiddling ...
by Orpheus
Sat May 30, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Agents of SHIELD - Season 7 - SPOILERS!
Replies: 42
Views: 121

Re: Agents of SHIELD - Season 7 - SPOILERS!

Actually, an old VHF+UHF set works just fine, esp since you're near the city.
by Orpheus
Fri May 22, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Korg and Moog synthesizer apps for free (act now)
Replies: 3
Views: 21

Korg and Moog synthesizer apps for free (act now)

I've been meaning to post this for a while, but now time may be running out During isolation, Moog has been giving away its Minimoog Model D iOS app and Korg has been giving away its iKaossilator app for iOS and Android. If nothing else, they're fun to play with -- but more importantly you may find ...
by Orpheus
Thu May 07, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Sea Creature Lounge- Cinema Obscura
Replies: 210
Views: 1868

Re: Sea Creature Lounge- Cinema Obscura

Lupine wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:46 pm
If you have a calendar with you you can eat the dates. :D


But what if they're bad dates?

I've certainly been on enough of those.
by Orpheus
Wed May 06, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland
Replies: 502
Views: 2439

Re: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland

My opinion, Cayla, is that you should file a police report. I know that's harsh, but no DA will pursue a case without your active ONGOING support. Courts are highly restricted now and will be heavily overloaded when they reopen. Nothing will come of a report, unless you want it to, but your negotiat...
by Orpheus
Tue May 05, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

[Boring crap deleted. I was clearly insufficiently decompressed to be posting here] Yikes. :no: Do they let you go home at all? I'm picturing you with a chain around your ankle. Nah, I'm volunteering, so they can't make me do a damn thing I don't want to do. It also helps that I'm so old that I tra...
by Orpheus
Sun May 03, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Television, Movies, and YouTube
Topic: Sea Creature Lounge- Cinema Obscura
Replies: 210
Views: 1868

Re: Sea Creature Lounge- Cinema Obscura

I hadn't heard about Raiders [only true movie fans had] before a surprise sneak preview after a scheduled showing of Outland [starring Sean Connery]

That's the right way to see it. Well worth the mindwipe and trip back in time to see it that way.. Bring someone special. You'll get lucky.
by Orpheus
Sun May 03, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

Two guests freaking out due to a HEAVY KNOWN exposure to SARS-Cov-2 earlier today.

[Boring crap deleted. I was clearly insufficiently decompressed to be posting here]
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

^Spotted the person who has tried on a spacesuit!
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Rhetoric
Topic: 2020 Politics: On the Hill of Megiddo
Replies: 373
Views: 2563

Re: 2020 Politics: On the Hill of Megiddo

Please forgive me:

The Fed has cut the general [Sexual] Interest Rate, despite the likely impact on the public [Blow/Hand]Jobless Index, in hopes of increasing the LIBOR [Leased Intercourse By Old Republicans] rate.
by Orpheus
Thu Apr 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 559
Views: 15572

Re: Science Tidbits #5

"Reality" shows are cheaper to produce than scripted drama. I guess that was the compromise that got them one final season. Wait, are we still talking about SHIELD ? :lol: Yeah, SHIELD was a natural. They spend so much time cooped up together on various air/space craft, bases, maybe now ISS. Stay t...
by Orpheus
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:21 am
Forum: Science and Technology
Topic: Science Tidbits #5
Replies: 559
Views: 15572

Re: Science Tidbits #5

"Reality" shows are cheaper to produce than scripted drama. I guess that was the compromise that got them one final season.
by Orpheus
Tue Apr 14, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland
Replies: 502
Views: 2439

Re: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland

No one in my house has yet noticed the tree that fell in my backyard around noon, across the back deck. barely missing the new French doors. No damage, only the top [= "skinniest"] 20-25ft hit the deck, and I built that deck strong. Too strong, maybe. I wouldn't mind an excuse to rebuild/ remodel it...
by Orpheus
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland
Replies: 502
Views: 2439

Re: Check-In 104:MBTA in Scotland

Interesting how Asian cultures understood the value of masks before the non-Asian cultures. I predict that when students return in the fall, all the faculty and students will be wearing masks, and there will be incredible creativity in mask designs. I want a mask that shows my mouth moving, like a ...
by Orpheus
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

I (sitting in the second row) did my whole routine, with my completely honest impressions, never suspecting that the Dignified gentleman in the three piece suit in the first row in front of me WAS Brother Blue -- the Keynote speaker. (I'd only seen him during the New Zoo Revue premiere, in a Jester...
by Orpheus
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Who's here and who's under quarantine?
Replies: 358
Views: 1223

Re: Who's here and who's under quarantine?

Oh dear god, I had DEEP issues with the New Zoo Revue. The first episode (which my sister and I watched in Atlanta) was introduced by Brother Blue (an early scat poet of enormous reknown). He blew our minds with his boogeddy-boo-boogeddy-boo scat. We couldn't believe/understand such behavior from a ...