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Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 06:49 PM
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Posted By thorny locust
Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the...

Old-order Mennonites around here wear suits (the males, that is) when they're going somewhere they don't think farm field clothes are appropriate.

I do also occasionally see suits on other people;...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By thorny locust
:lol: Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They...

:lol:

Peas, pythons, what's the dif? They both swell up in the middle under some circumstances . . .

Instructions for picking 20+ foot long pythons may indeed be different, however. I suppose...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 03:26 PM
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Views: 430
Posted By thorny locust
First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap,...

First question, Beachlife: are they snow, snap, or shell peas?

If you don't know that, do you know the name of the variety?
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 57,955
Posted By thorny locust
I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that...

I don't think I'm doing that, though; or that others here who are dubious about some of the color-wearing are doing that.

We're not -- or at least I'm not -- going up to people wearing the Color...
Forum: Rantidote 18 June 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 774
Views: 57,955
Posted By thorny locust
Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK,...

Does it, though? Or does it make them feel 'OK, I've Done Something; now I don't need to do anything else'?

That's a serious question. Is there any evidence, one way or the other, whether...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 18 June 2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By thorny locust
They're usually sold in the pod around here also;...

They're usually sold in the pod around here also; but harvest is also time consuming.

I generally have shell peas, snow peas, and snap peas. I have to charge nearly as much for the shelly peas...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By thorny locust
Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is...

Sylvanz, that might be because picking them is time-consuming, if done by hand.

Peas in the store were generally machine-picked; but you need a sizeable quantity to make it worth having the...
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,878
Posted By thorny locust
I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high...

I didn't mean so much that they're mounted high to prevent people silencing them -- I understand that for better detection they need to be near the ceiling. (Most places I'm in don't have 12'...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 17 June 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 430
Posted By thorny locust
I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who...

I'll try to think more kindly of the deer who have been eating my peas. At least they're not likely to swallow me for dessert.
Forum: SLC 17 June 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 42,945
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think...

Maybe it's aimed at all those people who think they need to cleanse their colons?
Forum: Rantidote 17 June 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,878
Posted By thorny locust
I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors...

I think the whole idea of wiring smoke detectors into the ceiling is so that you can't take the batteries out, because they're afraid you'll forget to put them back in, or decide not to bother to put...
Forum: The Doctor Is In 16 June 2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By thorny locust
FWIW, which is pretty much nothing (I'm not a...

FWIW, which is pretty much nothing (I'm not a doctor, and I first heard of this when I saw your post), Mayo Clinic says "MGUS usually causes no problems."
...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,878
Posted By thorny locust
No, I don't mean a weather radio (I have one of...

No, I don't mean a weather radio (I have one of those too), I mean a lightning detector. You can now get a little one that clips on your belt or fits in your pocket for well under a hundred dollars...
Forum: Rantidote 16 June 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 41,878
Posted By thorny locust
Me. Also, judging by the number of stores...

Me.

Also, judging by the number of stores that carry them, and the ever-increasing sizes of the packages they come in, quite a few other people.

Let's see: I currently have batteries in: two...
Forum: SLC 16 June 2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By thorny locust
Well, I know I'm odd. If I have to hang around...

Well, I know I'm odd. If I have to hang around somewhere waiting for something I'll sometimes amuse myself by trying to think out how the space could be gotten to work if I had to live there --...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By thorny locust
Part of the problem may be that to me 'garden...

Part of the problem may be that to me 'garden chair of solitude' sounds like a really nice idea.

-- looking at the before and after photos of the dining room near the top of Esprise Me's link:
...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 6,162
Posted By thorny locust
Thanks, ASL. I'll think that one over and come...

Thanks, ASL. I'll think that one over and come back to it, maybe later today, maybe tomorrow or so -- at least if the internet connection lets me; I've been having problems with it. If I don't return...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By thorny locust
I have a vague recollection that I did things...

I have a vague recollection that I did things like that when I was about three.

That particular temptation is no longer with me.
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,430
Posted By thorny locust
Probably. The wiring to the house is theirs, and...

Probably. The wiring to the house is theirs, and the modem is theirs (they wouldn't let me buy my own, they said I had to rent theirs.) The only thing of mine that could possibly have been causing...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By thorny locust
The nice clean garage with the table in it didn't...

The nice clean garage with the table in it didn't have any people in it.

And the caption to the one on the patio seems to assume that the people in it don't live there.


-- certainly the...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 798
Posted By thorny locust
Some of those are indeed pretty bad. Some of them...

Some of those are indeed pretty bad. Some of them are kind of weird.

What's so horrible about a thoroughly cleaned out garage with a small table in it?

Or about several people sitting out on a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 June 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 416
Posted By thorny locust
Is that a video? And why are you confused...

Is that a video?

And why are you confused because you have no clue who the woman is? There are probably billions of people on the internet by now, millions of them (at least) spewing utter...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 626
Views: 51,430
Posted By thorny locust
Maybe this is the thread to put this in -- do we...

Maybe this is the thread to put this in -- do we have a dedicated thread for this sort of thing? -- but I've been having internet connection problems. So if I disappear for several days or even a...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
Posted By thorny locust
Also, they seem to either think themselves, or to...

Also, they seem to either think themselves, or to want to imply to the customers, that getting there from where they are is only a matter of adding more cameras.
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 863
Posted By thorny locust
It seems to me that there are two potential large...

It seems to me that there are two potential large advantages, if they can actually get fully self-driving to work:

-- 1) if the self-driving systems becomes actually safer than human drivers, it...
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