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#301 2014-01-30 23:52:34

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

ratcheer wrote:

@Sector11 - Yes, the surgery went well, thank you. But, we only got home a couple of hours ago.  sad

Tim

Glad to hear it...

WoW!  Time for a nap I'm sure ... How's the weather now?

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#302 2014-01-30 23:56:29

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damo wrote:

@ratcheer

That was a looong wait eh?  At least you had a connection and could post here smile

We are battening hatches here - wind, heavy rain and very high tides are due, and there are already large areas cut off for weeks nearby. As I have a finger on the controls of flood gates, I could cause mayhem. If I was so inclined  devil

You wouldn't!!!!
Your worst enemy is right where the flood waters would go ... Oh - half a turn, 30 seconds - just to scare him!   devil  devil  devil  devil  devil  devil

Na! not cool!  roll

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#303 2014-01-31 00:52:59

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@Sector11, thanks again for asking. It got into the low 40's today. It will be in the 60's this weekend. But they say we may have another winter blast, next week.

Tim

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#304 2014-01-31 02:39:36

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Oooo...lot's of crazy weather all over the place lately. At least we of the OHCG have done well is weather the many storms;)


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#305 2014-01-31 10:17:13

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

ratcheer wrote:

@Sector11, thanks again for asking. It got into the low 40's today. It will be in the 60's this weekend. But they say we may have another winter blast, next week.

Tim

I'm getting older than I thought, I was sure I answered this yesterday.  sad

Anyway glad to hear you're home.  Took a while, but you made it.  Stay warm this weekend.

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#306 2014-01-31 13:39:51

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@ratcheer: Glad to hear that everything worked out for you in the end, but you had a long haul before you could return home.

@damo: How did the flood gates hold up during the storm? We've had very high tides, too, but thankfully no storms to cause flooding. After getting hammered twice by hurricanes in 1938 and 1954, several cities along the southern New England coast installed hurricane barriers with flood gates. They work great, i.e., prevent floodingin cities like Providence and New Bedford, but tend to increase flooding seaward along the bays. hmm

@zbreaker: The weather is crazier than usual, and we seemed to be locked into a pattern of freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw....  hmm


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#307 2014-01-31 13:54:26

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And we're experiencing the opposite here ... hottest Dec in 60 years and Hottest January in 53. and absolutely the hottest summer I have ever experienced.  With a humidity factor that's a killer!

I'm now of the mind I think I prefer the cold.

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#308 2014-01-31 19:55:25

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

@Geezer
Sea defences are fine here: there is at least a couple of meters to spare even on big tides, and we are too sheltered to suffer wave action. Tomorrow morning though the tide is predicted to be 14.8m, with some storm surge on top, and lowish pressure, so will be the biggest in the world. (I expect the range from low to high to be about 15.5m!).

The problems are further down the coast due to rivers flooding the low land, and not being able to drain to the sea.

It's just one weather system after another being sent from the USA, after they have finished with it  devil
What has caused the UK's bad weather?  (The end of the piece shows what it's like near me)

@Sector11

And we're experiencing the opposite here ... hottest Dec in 60 years and Hottest January in 53. and absolutely the hottest summer I have ever experienced.  With a humidity factor that's a killer!

I'm now of the mind I think I prefer the cold.

I have worked in deserts at 55degC, and polar icecaps at -47degC. I am now of the mind that I prefer about 25degC and 50% humidity, with a slight rain shower every couple of weeks big_smile

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#309 2014-01-31 20:08:40

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

damo wrote:

I have worked in deserts at 55degC, and polar icecaps at -47degC. I am now of the mind that I prefer about 25degC and 50% humidity, with a slight rain shower every couple of weeks big_smile

[note to self: get Compose key sorted out!]

I've worked in extreme cold as well and normally my hots touched 40-something, but a few days in Dec went over 50°C and one 61.something°C (141.8°F - I remember it as 144.something) - with the Heat index - don't want to feel that again.

Seems like it's one crazy winter(north)/summer(south) for weather!

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#310 2014-01-31 20:25:24

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

60+C? - now that's cookin'!
Desert heat like that is nowhere near as bad as 40+humidity though. The company I was working for had a safety rule that work should stop at 46deg or thereabouts. It was remarkable how the thermometer at base never got higher than that wink


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#311 2014-01-31 21:05:48

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damo wrote:

60+C? - now that's cookin'!
Desert heat like that is nowhere near as bad as 40+humidity though. The company I was working for had a safety rule that work should stop at 46deg or thereabouts. It was remarkable how the thermometer at base never got higher than that wink

Heat I don't mind, but humidity ... noooooooooooooooo!  And this was because of the heat index, so it was humidity driven.  Don't ever want to feel that again.  Have a good idea how a Christmas turkey/goose/ham feels now.

I knew I uploaded an image: 2014_01_23_18_25_06_478x515_Sector11.jpg

Base Commander to Base Meteorologist, "What the hottest it's been in the last 100 years?"
"45°C, Sir."

Base Commander to Base Surgeon, "Nobody work's, if it's hotter than 46°C"
"OK, Sir! I'll draft up the order - for medical reasons", as he wink 's

Totally understandable! lol lol lol

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#312 2014-02-01 14:46:58

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@damo: We don't have much wave action in our bay either, but the tidal surge can be significant in a storm. Nothing like your +15m range from low to high tide. I'd have to travel to Canada's Bay of Fundy to see tides like that. A spring tide with a hurricane storm surge here might yield about half of what you see.

Yes, dry heat isn't bad, but I hate humidity, which we often have during the summer here. On the other hand, at this stage of aging, I prefer sweating to freezing. glasses

@Sector11: What part of Argentina gets 60C hot?!  That's too hot to tango, man! yikes (But I bet that you'll see some good Malbec this year.) cool


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#313 2014-02-01 18:35:31

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@ Geezer

Canada's Bay of Fundy is incredible to watch when the tides change. One can see the tide wave coming in and watch it recede ... fish flopping about ... best is being on the Bridge in Moncton, NB and watching the river reverse directions!  Awesome.

60° is 'not' normal here by any stretch of the imagination ... it was a freak peak (not on purpose) in the temp. 40-45 isn't unheard of but the few days in the 50's and that one day of 61 ... freaky!!!

Melbec ... maybe, but I don't drink anymore.  Wonderful waking up without hangovers...

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#314 2014-02-01 19:40:10

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

Avonmouth, on the Severn Estuary, is a close second for the world's highest tide. The wave it produces is a favourite for long distance surfers - BBC footage of today's wave


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#315 2014-02-01 21:08:12

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

damo wrote:

Avonmouth, on the Severn Estuary, is a close second for the world's highest tide. The wave it produces is a favourite for long distance surfers - BBC footage of today's wave

damo, that's awesome ... looks bigger (from memory) than Moncton thats' for sure.

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#316 2014-02-01 21:45:26

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

Sector11 wrote:
damo wrote:

Avonmouth, on the Severn Estuary, is a close second for the world's highest tide. The wave it produces is a favourite for long distance surfers - BBC footage of today's wave

damo, that's awesome ... looks bigger (from memory) than Moncton thats' for sure.

That one wasn't particularly impressive btw! The Severn Bore has its own youtube channel, and there is some good Sky News footage here.

There is a monster one on the Qiatang River in China. The  pororoca, on the Amazon is another one that the Bore Riders head for


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#317 2014-02-02 00:09:03

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@ damo ... most impressive.  I have never see such a thing, I guess Moncton is just a "ho hum" thing after those.

Thank you.

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#318 2014-02-06 14:01:09

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If any of you have struggled to help a friend or relative upgrade their new Windows 8 lap- or desktop to 8.1, this short article will make your day. I laugh each time I think about my former son-in-law, a gifted IT and network professional struggling to upgrade our granddaughter's new laptop on Christmas day.

See:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/b … ws-81.html

lol  devil  lol  devil

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#319 2014-02-06 17:15:09

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Geezer wrote:

If any of you have struggled to help a friend or relative upgrade their new Windows 8 lap- or desktop to 8.1, this short article will make your day. I laugh each time I think about my former son-in-law, a gifted IT and network professional struggling to upgrade our granddaughter's new laptop on Christmas day.

See:

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/b … ws-81.html

lol  devil  lol  devil

One comment: "It serves him right!"  devil  devil

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#320 2014-02-16 00:53:13

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

So when does a moment of forgetfulness become a "Senior moment"? I just had a total blank when about to type a word - it took a minute or two to find it. Slightly worrying... sad


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#321 2014-02-16 01:38:05

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damo wrote:

So when does a moment of forgetfulness become a "Senior moment"? I just had a total blank when about to type a word - it took a minute or two to find it. Slightly worrying... sad

OH OH!!!  I think you just had your first moment!  But if that's a sign of getting old, I've been old since I was in my late 20's.

OK, relax, grab a java and do some reading ... did I mention; relax:
1. Brain Protein Is a Key to 'Senior Moments'

This is a distinct process separate from the drastic memory loss that comes with Alzheimer's disease, Small added. And, he said, the finding should allay fears that normal "senior moments," like misplacing keys or forgetting an ATM number, are a precursor to dementia.

1a - Are my 'senior moments' a worrying sign of dementia? - Fortunately, those fears are often unfounded.

Then look around for more: Startpage Search: What is a Senior moment
2. The Truth Behind Senior Moments - senior moments — a nonmedical term for mental glitches — you're not alone.
3. Senior Moments: A Sign Of Worse To Come? - Faulty Memory Vs. Not Paying Attention - maybe?

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#322 2014-02-16 12:44:44

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damo, it sounds like a typical instance of CRS: i.e., can't remember s**t." Like Sector, I've been experiencing that phenomenon for years. Fro example, I walk into a room to fetch something. Once there, I forget why I'm there and think, "Why did I come in here?" Sometimes you'll forget people's names and the names of things--just when you think you need them. Minutes later, you remember. Perhaps it's a temporary synapse disconnect thing?  roll

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#323 2014-02-16 13:41:43

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Re: The Official #! Over-the-Hill-CrunchGang Thread

The things I have to look forward to - I can't wait big_smile


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#324 2014-02-16 14:00:12

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Yea, like Geezer said.

Don't Panic ... with age ... it's normal.  However 'if' it becomes frequent enough to become annoying - see a doctor.

Have a heart to heart with TechnoGranny.  Any family history etc, etc. ...

Oops ... I see you posted before me:

The things I have to look forward to - I can't wait big_smile

Years ago a dear friend, passed away with cancer, Linda Davis passed on a phrase I have used since knowing her:

My forgetter is getting better! ... little did I know. However it has made me aware of things and I don't panic!

She also use to say:  "I don't make typos, the keys move around on my keyboard to confuse me!"

Now if it ever gets to the point of: "What was that about my forgetter again?" devil devil devil


Wife:  "Honey, can you get X in the bedroom for me please."
Me: "Sure thing dear ... HEY!  There's that $&%  'Y' I've been looking for ... Look dear, the Y." All proud of myself. cool
Wife: Good, but did you bring X?
Me: "Oops!" ops .. pitter patter let's get atter!

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#325 2014-03-16 01:21:07

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This is getting serious - discdestroyer has struck at last! Ok, it's late, and I should be in bed, but putting of=/dev/sda instead of of=/dev/sdb was a bit silly  ops

-> Knackered laptop installation

(Fortunately I'm not completely senile, since an external drive and fsarchiver come galloping to the rescue... big_smile)


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