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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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Econ 101 just caught up with Bernie
Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Jul 21, 2019, 11:56 PM (4 replies)

I know a few here AM DX. You need this

The Tecsun AN-200 inductive loop antenna. I think it's also sold as an Eton. For about $30 this thing will improve ANY radio. Just set it next to your radio and fine tune it to the frequency you are using. No batteries or power required.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Jul 21, 2019, 10:37 PM (2 replies)

Week 4 of the puppy

I still have not had the opportunity to pick, that will come next week. Time is coming up fast. Only about 4 weeks to go now! They are now growling, playing, and barking.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Sun Jul 21, 2019, 06:08 PM (3 replies)

Second ship now reported seized by Iran

British operated, Liberian flagged.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:13 PM (8 replies)

This will not end well for Iran
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:43 PM (20 replies)

OK, so I got the part and fixed the dishwasher

The ups and downs:

This is a Kitchen Aid which is for all intents and purposes a rebranded mid to upper end Whirlpool. What failed was a part called the upper rack height adjuster. It's a cheap piece of plastic and from what I've read it's a weak point in the design, so that sucks. The good is the part is cheap, about $15, and if it takes you more than 10 minutes to replace you're an idiot. If you own one of these and it goes, trust me, you do not need a repair guy.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jul 18, 2019, 03:34 PM (5 replies)

In pain? Yell F**K!!!! It helps.

LONDON — Can’t help but shout an expletive every time you stub your toe? Don’t feel too bad, you may actually be doing yourself a favor. A new study finds that swearing when injured has a measurable effect on pain tolerance. In fact, dropping the F-bomb specifically when in pain increases tolerance by up to 33%.

The study, led by a group of language and psychology experts in the United Kingdom, explored how effective established, new, and invented swear words can be in increasing pain tolerance and pain threshold.

The research is based on a 2009 study by Dr. Richard Stephens, a senior lecturer in psychology at Keele University, who found that swearing can increase pain tolerance for a short time. The new study investigated whether people could use more appropriate language when injured and get the same effect.

Stephens, along with language expert and author, Dr Emma Byrne, and acclaimed lexicographer Jonathon Green, created two invented swear words, “twizpipe” and “fouch,” for the study.

“After long discussions, we decided Twizpipe and Fouch were the best socially acceptable swear words, as they mimic real swear words quite closely,” Byrne explains in a statement. “Twizpipe mirrors the humorous element of swearing and is fun to say, whereas fouch is harsh-sounding and concise, similar to the existing four-letter swear word.”
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jul 18, 2019, 10:06 AM (7 replies)

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 04:34 PM (8 replies)

Dammit!!! I talk about my fridge and my damn dishwasher just broke!

I can't win for losing I swear. I was just unloading the dishwasher (and was in fact praising it in my prior post) when the height adjuster (Plastic, of course) just snapped off with everything in the rack crashing to below!

It's only a $15 part, with ridiculous shipping of course, but at least I can fix it tomorrow.

I give up.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 02:56 PM (16 replies)

Looking to buy a fridge, looking for suggestions

Here's the deal. We currently have a Samsung french door with the additional middle drawer. It's not bad but it's only 6 years old, has been serviced twice and now is starting to make odd noises. I think it may be time to replace it. I'm having some trouble finding something new that fits our criteria. Maybe I'm searching wrong.

Here's the requirements:

It can't be any wider than 36 inches. There is only one place a fridge will fit and that's all the room there is. As it is I'm a half inch into the opening and steps into our living room.

It MUST be at least 28 cubic feet. That's what we have now and it's packed. Can't go any smaller.

Stainless is a must. Everything else is and I'm not replacing everything.

Due to the layout of the kitchen french door with a center drawer is critical. I had a side by side when I moved in and I hated it. You can't fit anything large in the freezer. A single door won't work because it would hit the center island.

This is more of a want than a need. If it has to have an icemaker, I'l really prefer something with metal, rather than plastic internal parts. This damn Samsung is on it's third now due to the nylon parts breaking.

Here's the kicker: NO WIFI. Network security is notoriously crappy on smart appliances. I don't need some asshole using my appliances to serve up child porn or zero day warez or something similar. Besides I not not need and do not want to have to use a damn phone to operate my home.

Anybody know of anything that fits the bill?
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jul 17, 2019, 09:43 AM (41 replies)
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