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sissylue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 1 hour ago

Re: Not buying anything new...

When I read the link I idly wondered if she bought new parts to repair stuff. Probably because I was on my way out the door with a metal mender (bought new) to repair a split garden hose. Maybe it's because I caught the lbym/simplicity bug so many [more]

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:07 AM

Re: good cop story

I don't think that any rational person doubts that there are good, even excellent police officers on just about every police force in the country. Indeed I entertain the fond hope that the vast majority of police officers are good people doing a very [more]

Sun Aug 2

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:12 PM

Re: Question about Laptop

Computer innards as art. Thanks Loren. I think that will resonate with the kid.

Sat Aug 1

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:58 PM

Re: Question about Laptop

Thanks everyone especially 1poorguy - that helps. Plus we already have a fine pair of safety goggles from her chem lab days that she wears at the drop of a hat so we're good to go there. I fear repairing whatever is wrong with the computer is far [more]

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 12:13 PM

Re: Question about Laptop

Also, aside from décor, is there anything useful she can to with the bits and pieces besides décor? Something within the range of competency of a kid, please, and somewhat educational (my wish not hers). Or are the insides just toast?

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sissylue posted to the Atheist Fools board. 12:09 PM

Question about Laptop

Dear Hardware-Type People:

I have a dead laptop. I am giving my ten year old a screwdriver and other assorted tools and letting her open it up to cannibalize the internal bits and pieces for doomaflitchies to enhance her lego creations. Is [more]

Thu Jul 30

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:11 AM

Re: Defense against drones?

Well. Yeah I would of shot at it as well if I had a shot gun. Sounds like a reasonable response using a reasonable weapon (i.e. buckshot doesn't travel).

Wed Jul 29

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 6:44 PM

Re: OT: Quick and Dirty Rice Research (get it?)

Did you know that gawd created a fungi that eats arsenic from your 1800's green wall paper to make a garlic scented deadly gas?!?!? (<--sarcasm)

Yes, yes I did. I think it was a Dr. House episode. Or it might have been in a mystery [more]

Mon Jul 27

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 7:22 PM

Re: dying middle class

My sister had to read a book called "Framework for Understanding Poverty" as part of her continuing ed training as a teacher. Lower class, middle class and upper class are not defined by income or even education but by a set of [more]

Fri Jul 24

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:31 PM

Re: Rice, methane & GMOs

Actually, AM, rice is bad for you. It's better than nothing, of course. But it is one of the worst foodstuffs we have. It has essentially no nutritional value. It is just starchy calories that fuel you up. It also is a concentrator of inorganic [more]

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sissylue posted to the Diabetic Fools board. 10:37 AM

Trulicity

Has anyone else been prescribed this medication? Dear god in heaven it is expensive. Even with insurance.

However, in a three year period of extreme stress, deteriorating health and general all around "severe-suckishness-of-life" [more]

Thu Jul 23

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:30 PM

Re: Plastic Roads?

I guess there are some really strong plastics, though.

Oh yeah. I have a niece who is a materials scientist. My youngest kid got in a conversation with her about tough plastic (it started with a question about bullet proof glass) ... [more]

Wed Jul 15

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:49 PM

Re: Sickening and Criminal

The money part of all this is mostly road to hell/good intentions. The most fair, evidence-based, helpful, healthy way to help kids and families can be designed and funded and somebody will figure a way to manipulate it and make money off of it. [more]

Fri Jul 3

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:17 PM

Re: Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs

Sissylue! Where the hell have you been? Please say you're back!

Well - I wasn't ever actually 'away' ... I was just ... ya know - distracted.

Wed Jul 1

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sissylue replied to the Atheist Fools board. 8:05 PM

Re: Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs

Actually AM I think there were some internment camps for Germans. I can remember my grandmother (who was of German descent - it was her grandfather who had immigrated from Germany) talking about an internment camp for Germans in Texas during WW2. It [more]

Mon Jun 29

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sissylue replied to the Great Movies board. 4:05 PM

Re: Who comes up with this stuff?

Oh I read the book. Several years ago. My niece gave it to me for a birthday present. There is also a "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters that's fairly funny as well. Don't know that they would translate into decent movies but the books did [more]

Sat Jun 27

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sissylue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 8:25 PM

Re: 7 Things Camping Can Teach You About Saving

I love tent camping! Now that I am older I can't backpack into primitive campsites; but I still don't like the "RV" experience because it puts too much artificiality between me and nature for my taste never mind the gas expense and the [more]

Thu Jun 25

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sissylue posted to the Great Movies board. 9:49 PM

Petit Quinquin

Has anybody seen this film? I got half way through it and just flat couldn't finish. First was the French. Apparently at some point in my life I lost the ability to understand the language. Literally I could only understand about one word out of [more]

Tue Jun 23

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sissylue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 6:26 PM

Re: 39-cent lunch, carby but nutritious

Heh. I love beans of all sorts (but especially black beans and onions). I can't handle those carbs if I wait to eat them at lunch and certainly not at dinner time even with medication. So I've started eating them for breakfast. A stroke of genius on [more]

Sun Jun 21

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sissylue replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 12:22 PM

Re: Does Anyone Here Remember?

What's sort of strange about the whole yellow butter/white oleo thing is that fresh churned butter isn't really that yellow either ... I mean it does have a faint yellowish look to it but nothing like the yellow of store bought butter. Makes me [more]

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