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Hardware & Technology / Re: Windows 8 - A Couple Weeks In
« on: November 19, 2012, 05:01:25 PM »
>WinRT and Surface

Not using, and don't intend to.  The IT review headlines have been generally running fair-to-poor on this. I'm waiting for the Win8 Pro Surface.

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Twinkies are fine for a quick sugar rush but Moon Pies are a heavy-duty, manly snack. Big. Heavy.  Chocolate, marshmallow, & graham cookie (sorta --it's hard to describe. There's a hint of flavored cardboard in there somewhere.).  Definitely an acquired taste.

>flavors

I think MP has branched out to vanilla and banana flavors in the last decade or so. That's heresy, imo. Chocolate. End of discussion. Thin, crappy chocolate, too, to separate the true believers.

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>missing

Not really. Well, sorta.  In some ways, Twinkies created the packaged junk pastry market (Hostess followed some years later by their truly artery-clogging fruit pies).  The only other snack that ranks anywhere near Twinkies would be Moon Pies, but the latter were/are? regional while Twinkies went national.

IMO, in this case I think the product is so iconic and has such a powerful individual brand that I have no doubt that some other company will buy the rights and continue to produce it.

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Water Cooler / Re: Found a tractor for you Dogboy...
« on: November 17, 2012, 01:29:42 AM »
Be careful, though. You know, farm accidents.

http://i.imgur.com/mi61S.jpg

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Twinkies snack cake production may be disrupted.  They picked a helluva time, too, with a couple of states now approving pot.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 15, 2012, 06:10:41 PM »
He drinks while he reads, Mick.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 10:33:12 PM »
We do the same. Except I'm not sure about pink and blue color codes --ours is just by thickness.  Greenboard is for wet locations.  But fires burn hotter now due to all the plastics used.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 10:08:36 PM »
>quicker

They're kindling suspended in accelerant, for crap's sake.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 09:14:50 PM »
>thinking

 50.5 / 49.5

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:27:55 PM »
>It's like good-fast-cheap

To quote, ummm, YOU, Pick 2.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 07:00:18 PM »
Here's my stuff of nightmares

http://www.concretecottage.com/images/2008/top-floor-joists-11.jpg

Note the chipboard.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:56:18 PM »
Show me the glue in 30 years, Mick. Now those j-joist style beams that are built like trusses with no glue, they're OK.

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Those you posted are fine.  J-joist type

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Traffic / Re: Study: 39% Of Google Search Referrers Now “Not Provided”
« on: November 14, 2012, 06:31:56 PM »
Now, if I were a consultant like some here, I'd see this as an opportunity.  You are among the best-educated regarding se referral sources on the planet. Who better to provide sight for the soon-to-be blind?

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:49:40 PM »
>the plan

I think most of that is driven by the consumer, not the builder. As long as it looks good they'll buy it. And they want the lowest BASE price, too. So if the mass-production builder is going to sell those units then he has to give the public what they stupidly want.

Note that I said base price.  Builders make their high margin money on change orders, options, and upgrades.

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Water Cooler / Re: my approach to projects
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:01:50 PM »
>under build

With one notable exception, our building codes are pretty good for framing, electrical, and plumbing.  That exception is a fundamental one, though ...reliance on adhesives used in framing materials.  I've already outted OSB but 'engineered' wooden beams would give me nightmares.  But remember, our codes are literally the MINIMUM acceptable standard so the next time you hear someone say that they build everything "up to code" you should reply as follows....

Building codes are the lowest acceptable standard, the bare minimum, just enough to get by. So what you're saying is that you build UP TO the point that it's just enough to get by. That doesn't give me much confidence in your work.

Then duck.

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