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  1. Maybe next time you see him and he's talking about basketball you need to throw out something like "you run down the court and throw a kids toy up a hoop . . it either goes in or it doesn't . . what's there to be good at? Heck, at least at the boardwalk if it goes in I get a stuffed bear!"
  2. Ditto here . . only downside to my Kindle is it can't handle the cold . . e-ink screen gets funky if it gets too close to freezing. So no Kindle on mountaineering trips or late season backpacking trips
  3. Meetings Problems Tired Really Really Long Ass Week How long till boogie?
  4. Maybe more that it pays to have enough low people underneath you I'm top of our todem pole but pole is only 3 ppl high. I split about 60-40 between planning and doing but that 60/40 comes across a 10-12 hour day. I get to interface with upper management and users on daily basis. Course that's why I'm moving on to better things come end of July Twelve years of this (17 total in IT) is enough for me
  5. +1 And we haven't even gotten into the endless parade of security vulnerabilities in each over the past few months. To the OP, that's why you keep getting a new version of Flash, due to yet another remote code execution vulnerability in Flash. Your IT dept is between a rock and a hard place . . keep the existing version and open your office up to drive by malware due to the Flash security issues or update the software and subject the office to whatever Flash's latest bugs are . . What a 'POS' bit of software. And to the OP . . before you rant about your corporate IT, maybe you should try the job for a week or two since you seem to be implying you could do a better job . . I suspect you'd change your tune a bit once you see what it really entails . . ZMC
  6. Beautiful pic! That's one to treasure! Congrats!
  7. Time for a Kim Jong Un marionette from Trey Parker and Matt Stone? "fucking Anonymous . ."
  8. I was particularly struck by this quote of his when I read news of his passing ----------------------- Regarding his death one day, he wrote: I know it is coming, and I do not fear it, because I believe there is nothing on the other side of death to fear. I hope to be spared as much pain as possible on the approach path. I was perfectly content before I was born, and I think of death as the same state. What I am grateful for is the gift of intelligence, and for life, love, wonder, and laughter. You can't say it wasn't interesting. My lifetime's memories are what I have brought home from the trip. I will require them for eternity no more than that little souvenir of the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris. -------------------------------- In the event that I am aware and lucid as my end approaches, I hope I can face the end with such dignity and perspective RIP Roger. Seems like you lived life well . .
  9. +1 I'm a very lefthanded person. I was worried at first about deploying with my right hand and my alti being on my left. Pretty quickly through training and repetition it became natural.
  10. Check out MysteryRanch. http://www.mysteryranch.com Company is owned by Dana Gleason, who started this company after Dana Designs. I just got a Mystery Ranch Big Sky. 50L, bomber construction. Interesting zipper system for quick access to the guts of the pack. Mine is for longer, weekend backcountry skiing, weekend backpacking/mountaineering, travel. Its not an ultralight pack and it was pricey but quality is top notch. I don't expect to be buying another pack for many, many years.
  11. +10 . . this nails it, in my opinion. No problem at all...it's a great gesture, giving the 'gift' of enjoying something you like to do. More than once when I've been stressed with work, kids or what ever, I've been pleasantly surprised to hear - "there's 10 jumps on your account, get outta here & go have some fun" It's not about the money, it's about the value of giving access to your passion. Goes both ways BTW ~ one Christmas I gave her 10hrs. of 1 on 1 instruction with a top notch aerobatic instructor...I got major points for going that way instead of jewelry or toys.
  12. Not if he's fitting his reinforcing material to an existing CIRCULAR structure, as his post suggests. Except that many arches only appear to be circular or parabolic when in reality they're some form of inverted catenary. A parabola is at least a close approximation to a catenary and easier to work with http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catenary#section_2 ZMC
  13. +1 My gf has a similar setup. She had a standard TV + DVD player. 5mb cable internet connection. We got her a wireless router and Roku box. Cable modem, wireless router and Roku box are all by the TV. Cable modem goes into wireless router. Roku plugs into wireless router and she has her PC hardwired in to the router. With a wireless card in the PC, this could have been wireless too. Both roku and DVD plug into her TV (probably 6-7yr old TV with decent input and output capabilities but nothing too fancy). Roku enables pandora or netflix via TV. We don't mess with Hulu or youtube so I can't vouch for them. Pretty sure Roku does Hulu but not sure about watching youtube. Wireless router was required so both computer and roku could access the cable modem but side benefit was the smartphones and other laptops can use the wifi now as well. DVD is still usable when we want. Once we set it up, haven't touched it since. Pretty simple so long as your TV has enough inputs to keep all your devices connected. I'm sure there is a way to redirect all the computer output to the TV, which would be more flexible than the roku, which only streams certain services, like Pandora/netflix. Roku's advantage though was that it was easy and simple and we don't have to touch it. ZMC
  14. Guess its either kids on the lawn or moles . . and they let you exterminate the moles! Know what you mean about the Halloween candy . . not many kids around here either (Lake Tahoe) . . lots of vacation houses. If I buy candy to hand out, we get 3 or 4 groups of kids I end up eating outta the candy dish till damn near barfing Halloween night Good luck with the moles . . after getting rid of them, a couple of cold ones and Caddyshack on the tube might be just the ticket!
  15. Gather up all the neighbors' kids, give'em rubber mallets and tell the to hit the first critter that pops its head up . . real life Whack a Mole!