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Water Cooler / Re: A man's man! Bigtime.
« on: February 09, 2024, 08:43:00 PM »
>A rating as three parts, the Roman numeral (the "grade"), the Arabic numeral before the decimal point (the "class") and the part after the decimal point (the difficulty of the hardest section of free climbing).

Thank you for this. The climbing people didn't understand how to explain it to me.

Water Cooler / Re: Core continuing commitment to health and fitness
« on: February 07, 2024, 06:18:50 PM »
I've made a trail in my pasture that I walk with my dogs. It's nice. One of these days I might run it. :)

Water Cooler / Re: A man's man! Bigtime.
« on: February 07, 2024, 06:16:53 PM »
Funny thing about the V scale...which I learned the hard way when learning how to climb.

It isn't exactly mathematical.

So, a 5.5 is easier than a 5.12. I was trying to teach myself how to climb and I kept wondering what I was doing wrong because I wasn't able to even come close to climbing at all.

Because I went to the smaller number.

5.10 is harder than 5.9.  But then a 5.9 is more difficult than a 5.6. Because ... ??

Marketing / Re: Monsanto's PR problem...
« on: February 07, 2024, 06:10:50 PM »
>*that is to say, "growing glyphosate resistance" among weeds, not the public, though that may turn out to be the bigger resistance problem.

This is a HUGE problem. Palmer Amaranth is a weed with thousands of seeds. It can take over a pasture in a summer and grow big enough to break a combine sickle in a few short months. It's damn near resistant to everything, but it can be choked out with oats as a cover crop.

Dad found that by accident when there was a grasshopper plague. In the areas of hte field where the grasshoppers got the oats was Amaranth. The rest of the field was clear.

I had no idea there were even Smart toothbrushes that would connect to the internet. (Why?) Makes sense that the most overlooked piece of tech could be used though.

Water Cooler / Re: Apple Vision Pro
« on: February 05, 2024, 05:27:37 PM »
That show predicts everything. It's a bit creepy.

Water Cooler / Re: A man's man! Bigtime.
« on: February 05, 2024, 05:26:14 PM »
Pole will give you the upper body strength to do that. Absolutely brutal.

I just learned recently that my Dad was scrambled to search for DB Cooper when he was in the Air Force.

Water Cooler / Re: Apple Vision Pro
« on: February 01, 2024, 07:56:22 PM »
>Just go look up pictures of cell phones from the 1980s.

HA! My Dad had a bag phone in the early 1990s. He loved it because you could get signal damn near anywhere. (You may need to get up on top of the tractor cab to do it, but at least you could make the call.)

Water Cooler / Re: Military Drones Changing the Game
« on: February 01, 2024, 06:21:42 PM »
How much better would we be if we took our money and used it to research making people well instead of killing them? I am so very tired of new ways of war.

Water Cooler / Apple Vision Pro
« on: January 26, 2024, 11:14:53 PM »

I have to say this could be ground breaking for people with disabilities to be able to navigate with their eyes. But why do the goggles have to be so huge?'s corded?

>parking lots

Oy!  Parking lots sounds good for the southern US,  but might not work for snow country up north.  I can just see some plow guy wiping out $200 thousand in solar cells at the Walmart.

These solar roads are electric and can warm to melt the snow. No need to plow. That being said, they would not do well up by the Arctic circle where it is dark most of the day in the winter.

>hydrogen powered ICE cars

Oil companies want us to go to hydrogen powered cars. Oil molecules have a lot of hydrogen.

Water Cooler / Re: Microplastics: Doing your laundry is killing Flipper
« on: January 26, 2024, 05:36:53 PM »

My favorite is Linen. It wicks away moisture from your body, and gets softer the more you wash it. And it is SO soft to begin with.

Economics & Investing / Re: What Happens to the Stuff You Return?
« on: January 24, 2024, 06:26:26 PM »
I got a good deal on a stand up freezer from a returns place. Boy howdy, you have to dig through stuff though.

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