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Message 196 of 286 (891599)
02-04-2022 4:51 PM
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02-04-2022 2:46 PM


Re: T-Mobile 5g Home Internet
I'm fortunate enough to have fiber. I'm currently at 200M (up and down). I can get 1G, but that would be paying for more than I will use.

I'm happy to hear that T-Mobile is working out. I have heard good reports on it.


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Message 197 of 286 (891600)
02-04-2022 4:55 PM
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Re: T-Mobile 5g Home Internet
You do realize that Gates microchip in your vaccine just activated?

Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 198 of 286 (891614)
02-05-2022 12:22 PM
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02-01-2022 2:27 PM


Re: I hate science
OK, I got a $10 pen battery device with 3 power settings (medium seems about right). The draw on it is much more restrictive than with my pipe so I suck a mouthful and inhale that...I guess that can be described as sipping.

A very attractive and friendly young woman (wearing a mask) explained everything to me but the mask muffled her voice enough that some things were not completely clear and I got tired of asking her to repeat herself. Not being able to read lips is my biggest complaint with face masks.

First choices: Sativa, Indica, or Hybrid?

Second choices: Pure THC, THC with terpines, or THC with flavors added?

Third choices: Do you want a high to make you sleepy (I guess a head high) or a body high?

Now I like the odors and tastes associated with cannabis, but I don't notice differences in the psychoactive sensations they produce. I think almost all the descriptions of the different effects of various strains is pure bullshit mythology from the hippie flowerpower days, but as a science nerd I would like to know for sure if there is any reality behind the marketing BS.

There are noticeable difference in how quickly the sensations are felt after inhaling, how strong the high is and how long it lasts, but I have never really been able to detect other effects in an objective systematic way.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 199 of 286 (891615)
02-05-2022 12:26 PM
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02-04-2022 4:55 PM


Re: T-Mobile 5g Home Internet
You do realize that Gates microchip in your vaccine just activated?

I hate it when the conspiracy nuts get it wrong and subtly change the terminology. Obviously those are nanochips, not microchips!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 200 of 286 (891617)
02-05-2022 12:58 PM
Reply to: Message 199 by Tanypteryx
02-05-2022 12:26 PM


Re: T-Mobile 5g Home Internet
They are Freedom Chips to go with Freedom Fries. Nanu Nanu.

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Message 201 of 286 (891618)
02-05-2022 2:09 PM
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02-05-2022 12:26 PM


Re: T-Mobile 5g Home Internet
Obviously those are nanochips, not microchips!

As long as they're not potato chips (not allowed) I think I'm ok.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 202 of 286 (891620)
02-05-2022 3:38 PM
Reply to: Message 198 by Tanypteryx
02-05-2022 12:22 PM


Re: I hate science
I think almost all the descriptions of the different effects of various strains is pure bullshit mythology from the hippie flowerpower days

I can tell the difference but then I'm one of those hippies from the flower power days. For me indica is more of a stimulating head-high while sativa is more a relaxed buzz. So why not do both? Hybrid is my choice.

As far as flavorings and terpenes? Personal preference. I like lemon kush, pink champagne, cherry, all kinds of different ones with or without (natural) terpenes. There was one called skunk. Yes, it did have that odor but just enough to make it interesting.

You may also notice that after a few hours of non-use that first draw may be blocked. Strong draw without the button should clear it.

I ought to do a video. Stoking 101

I find the vape convenient and immediately available, though the ritual of rolling a joint in just the right way, with just the right packing, is missed.

I feel I have corrupted your innocent ways. Enjoy.


Eschew obfuscation. Habituate elucidation.

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Message 203 of 286 (891624)
02-05-2022 5:16 PM
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02-05-2022 3:38 PM


Re: I hate science
I can tell the difference but then I'm one of those hippies from the flower power days. For me indica is more of a stimulating head-high while sativa is more a relaxed buzz. So why not do both? Hybrid is my choice.

Ok, that's what I have mostly been doing also, hybrids or indica.

As far as flavorings and terpenes? Personal preference. I like lemon kush, pink champagne, cherry, all kinds of different ones with or without (natural) terpenes. There was one called skunk. Yes, it did have that odor but just enough to make it interesting.

One of the plants I grew last year, Moby Dick, produced dried buds that are very skunky grape and Deep Purple is piney grape with a wiff of skunk. I have always liked skunky weed.

I find the vape convenient and immediately available, though the ritual of rolling a joint in just the right way, with just the right packing, is missed.

I like the convenience and compactness. Back in the 70s my friends and I got tired of the mess with joints pretty early on. Uneven burns and burnt holes in all our clothes plus it seemed like a waste. My friends gravitated to bongs with ice or water. I preferred small easy to clean metal pipes that hold about 4 good hits, perfect for sharing with another person.

I feel I have corrupted your innocent ways. Enjoy.

I'm incorruptible.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 204 of 286 (891638)
02-07-2022 11:11 AM
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02-05-2022 12:22 PM


Re: I hate science
Tanypteryx writes:

Not being able to read lips is my biggest complaint with face masks.


I noticed that a couple of years before covid when a lady wearing a niqab asked me a question. Our senses overlap more than we often realize.

"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 205 of 286 (891639)
02-07-2022 11:27 AM
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02-07-2022 11:11 AM


Re: I hate science
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Tanypteryx writes:

Not being able to read lips is my biggest complaint with face masks.


I noticed that a couple of years before covid when a lady wearing a niqab asked me a question. Our senses overlap more than we often realize.

Yeah, my state of the art hearing aids are amazing, often I can hear the sounds well enough, but I can't understand what is being said. Closed captioning on the TV makes it possible to really enjoy what I'm watching. What I need is closed captioning for every day life!


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 206 of 286 (891640)
02-07-2022 11:42 AM
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02-07-2022 11:27 AM


Re: I hate science
Tanypteryx writes:

... often I can hear the sounds well enough, but I can't understand what is being said.


I have that problem with the TV. And with DVDs, the music and sound effects are way too loud but I can barely hear the dialog.

I may have to stop bragging that heavy-metal music didn't damage my hearing.


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-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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Message 207 of 286 (891641)
02-07-2022 11:48 AM
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02-07-2022 11:27 AM


Re: I hate science
Closed captioning on the TV makes it possible to really enjoy what I'm watching. What I need is closed captioning for every day life!

If they ever try to work out the kinks in Google Glasses then that might be a possibility.

Though I suspect that it would be like closed captioning on YouTube, where it often it often chooses words that are quite different. Then compound that with their language translation feature -- ie, voice recognition of that other language coming up with the wrong words which are then fed through the translation into English to arrive at something that bears no resemblance to the video. For example, I was watching a German video on creating and using yeast water (Germans were very much into making yeast water (Hefewasser) in the beginning of the pandemic, much like we all were getting into capturing wild yeast to make sourdough due there being no yeast in the stores). Let's just say that I'm so glad I could follow the spoken German well enough because the closed captioning made no sense at all.

Speaking of close caption, one day I changed the language on my Roku to German to see if the search feature would find more German content. It kind of worked but not by much, so I changed it back to English. After that, Amazon Prime would subtitle everything in German, especially wording on displays (as in The Expanse. No idea why that kept happening, but it did solve the problem of my not being able to read text on the TV screen.


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Message 208 of 286 (891642)
02-07-2022 11:51 AM
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02-07-2022 11:42 AM


Re: I hate science
I may have to stop bragging that heavy-metal music didn't damage my hearing.

Sex, drugs and rock & roll...I always blamed the sex.

I have that problem with the TV. And with DVDs, the music and sound effects are way too loud but I can barely hear the dialog.

Yep! I have had that problem since the 1st Star Wars movie.


What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 209 of 286 (891643)
02-07-2022 12:03 PM
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02-07-2022 11:42 AM


Re: I hate science
I have that problem with the TV. And with DVDs, the music and sound effects are way too loud but I can barely hear the dialog.

Because I have cable and my friend didn't, I would record shows (eg, Doctor Who) during the week and we would watch them on Sunday.

Like you, she hated how sound editing is done such that the music and sound effects are way too loud and get in the way of hearing the dialog. If I turned the sound down because of the music then she couldn't hear the dialog and I'd have to turn it back up and then she'd complain about the music. Closed captioning would have been the ideal solution, but I could never find any way to turn that on.

My sound system didn't help. She was something of an audiophile (single her entire life, so she could afford such toys) whereas I'm not as picky (family man who not only couldn't afford any toys but then would never be allowed to play with them anyway) so the TV speakers were fine for me but she'd always complain about them. So to satisfy her I bought a soundbar sound system which still wasn't satisfactory (though we both agreed to keep the subwoofer in night mode).

When I would try to adjust the sound with that sound bar, one setting would not be loud enough but if I went up just one notch then it would be too loud. I could never get it just right. Then recently the sound bar stopped working -- I don't know whether it's the sound bar itself or the optical cable port on my TV (one of the HDMI ports also went out on the TV). Now the granularity of volume control is very greatly finer such that one notch on the sound bar is like 20 or 30 notches on the TV. Go figure.


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Message 210 of 286 (891645)
02-07-2022 12:22 PM
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Re: I hate science
dwise1 writes:

Though I suspect that it would be like closed captioning on YouTube, where it often it often chooses words that are quite different. Then compound that with their language translation feature -- ie, voice recognition of that other language coming up with the wrong words which are then fed through the translation into English to arrive at something that bears no resemblance to the video.


I have watched Das Boot with subtitles and also dubbed into English. I liked the subtitles better because, though I only understand a little German, the dubbing didn't ring true. (All of my grandparents were German; my parents used to speak Low German when they didn't want us to understand what they were saying.)

I like submarine movies. I once borrowed a DVD lfrom the library just because it had a picture of a submarine on the cover - the dialog was only Russian and Ukrainian. I couldn't figure out what the title meant - 72 Metpa - until I remembered that the Cyrillic "p" is our "r". 72 meters.


"I call that bold talk for a one-eyed fat man!"
-- Lucky Ned Pepper

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