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[#] Thu Nov 03 2011 21:56:23 EDT from Ladyhawke

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Damned Verizon. Even when I keep electric, I lose internet.  <grmbl>



[#] Mon Nov 07 2011 10:57:48 EST from Ford II

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[#] Wed Nov 09 2011 07:28:07 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Unexpectedly, our Internet (and phone and television) went out yesterday.
We didn't see any wires down but our neighbors with FiOS were out too. This is the first time in 2.5 years that we've had a problem, so it's a pretty decent track record -- our neighbors with cable have probably had half a dozen outages in that time. When we called they said that our service would be restored at 5:02am. That sounds rather precise so there's probably something that happens at that time (daily re-bork of the head end or something?) ... anyway they lied to us; we got our service back at 4:39am :)

[#] Wed Nov 09 2011 07:33:02 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Anyway, after a lot of thought, I think I'm settling on this generator:

http://www.auroragenerators.com/products/diesel-generators/6500-watt-portable

These guys seem to be decent. They're not Onan or Kohler (or overpriced Generac) but they appear to be on a substantially higher tier than the cheap Chinese knockoffs (Durostar, All-Power, etc). I had a nice conversation with one of the guys at the company and I got a good feeling about them. They make replacement parts available, the service manuals are downloadable, and most of the reviews I'm reading around the Internet are positive for both the product and the company.

6500 watts isn't enough to power my whole house but it should be sufficient to run the electric components of our oil furnace, keep the fridge and freezer running, and operate enough lights (and a computer and television) to make the house livable during an outage.

[#] Thu Nov 10 2011 12:47:25 EST from skpacman

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whoa, did uncensored just have a seizure or something??

551 Received unexpected answer from Citadel server; bailing out.


[#] Thu Nov 10 2011 13:48:24 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I think it was getting overloaded by a lot of incoming connections and was refusing to handle any more.

[#] Thu Nov 10 2011 14:24:34 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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And it still is. The weird part is, the abusive user is *me* and the connections are coming from my house, but I'm not there. I checked my home computers, one is off and the other has no connections coming from it. There must be a device somewhere in the house doing this (an old phone or tablet?)

[#] Thu Nov 10 2011 18:41:51 EST from zooer

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I couldn't get to the home page for a minute or two with the same error.



[#] Thu Nov 10 2011 20:45:16 EST from Animal

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Email's saying its broke too.

[#] Fri Nov 11 2011 08:03:19 EST from wizard of aahz

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Rule #4?

[#] Fri Nov 11 2011 09:34:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Today it can be rule #11/11/11

[#] Fri Nov 11 2011 11:31:57 EST from boo-boo

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Happy 11/11/11! 

I think it was our 20+ lb cat Friend-D - his Crackberry got stuck under his large butt while he was napping!



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[#] Fri Nov 11 2011 11:32:38 EST from zooer

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Happy Nigel Tufnel Day!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_Tufnel

 

 

 



[#] Fri Nov 11 2011 11:40:03 EST from zooer

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Goes to elebenty!



[#] Mon Nov 14 2011 12:10:01 EST from Ford II

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ok go is known for their single-scene videos and rube goldberg monstrosities which are quite impressive.
But apparently they also like to blow shit up.
I just came across the video for "invincible." I know at least IG will like it.

[#] Mon Nov 14 2011 23:08:57 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Oh yeah. :)

Side effect: a binge of Ok Go video viewing on youtube.

[#] Tue Nov 15 2011 09:39:41 EST from skpacman

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I love OK Go's videos.

The first one I ever saw was "This too shall pass" (Rube Goldburg Machine) and loved the composition of music into the machine itself (guitar, sub, glasses, etc).

Their single-scene videos are genius (tredmills, dancing in the backyard, etc...)

one of the most artistically-minded bands out there.  :D



[#] Fri Nov 18 2011 19:58:41 EST from Ford II

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amusing.org got hacked, apparently again. :-(

[#] Sat Nov 19 2011 21:09:38 EST from fleeb

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Grr.

[#] Sun Nov 20 2011 13:11:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Unless perhaps Spinn is a member of the H3x0r Cr3w

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