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by manacheck
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: What if Google went down for a week or two
Replies: 14
Views: 521

Re: What if Google went down for a week or two

I appreciate all the food for thought on this topic, guys. Google does do creepy too much and too overtly, but it's also made itself "needed" increasingly and strategically by positioning itself to being a main reaching source for certain things, with a goal towards being the only viable choice for ...
by manacheck
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: Covid -19 Weirdness
Replies: 34
Views: 2821

Re: Covid -19 Weirdness

This article came onto my radar and has so many bits of weirdness: https://www.mlive.com/coronavirus/2020/09/wastewater-testing-for-coronavirus-outbreak-detection-to-get-10m-pilot.html The state is putting $10 million dollars into a new COVID-19 testing plan. Only this testing method doesn’t involve...
by manacheck
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The State of Oregon is on Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 549

Re: The State of Oregon is on Fire

A friend of mine living in Oregon reported to me that they'd been in a power outage for over 24 hours, and that when power went down, their cell phone service went down too. (Not sure exactly why.) Mobile cell service came back on late last night, so they were able to get through. They hadn't been a...
by manacheck
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2020 Hurricane Season
Replies: 102
Views: 4479

Re: 2020 Hurricane Season

Not a hurricane, but it's the season. Wyoming got hit with a "winter" storm statewide: https://cowboystatedaily.com/2020/09/08/wyomings-winter-weather-shuts-down-multiple-roads-across-state/ https://cowboystatedaily.com/2020/09/08/winter-like-storm-closes-wyoming-highways-leaves-thousands-without-po...
by manacheck
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: 2020 Hurricane Season
Replies: 102
Views: 4479

Re: 2020 Hurricane Season

https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/mississippi-governor-warns-we-are-in-unprecedented-times-ahead-of-marco/798486 Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards requested a Federal Emergency Declaration on Saturday in preparation of Marco, as well as Laura. "This is unlike anything we have seen, with two hur...
by manacheck
Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Urban Skillz
Topic: What if Google went down for a week or two
Replies: 14
Views: 521

What if Google went down for a week or two

https://techxplore.com/news/2020-08-google-users-world.html Popular Google services including Gmail and Drive were down for many users around the world on Thursday, with the US technology giant telling affected people they were "aware of a service disruption." Frustrated customers in countries inclu...
by manacheck
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 8490

Re: Food Insecurity 2020

https://www.mlive.com/news/2020/08/farmers-say-theyre-receiving-dead-chicks-as-usps-issues-impact-delivery-times.html Farmers say they’re receiving dead chicks as USPS issues impact delivery times “Usually they arrive every three weeks like clockwork,” Henderson said, according to the Associated Pre...
by manacheck
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 8490

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

I think there are a couple problems with the grains issue this year. One, the existing grain is higher moisture content than is desirable for longer term storage. Two, the 2019 grain in some grain mills is showing signs of mold/spoilage. Three, the outlet for this grain is ethanol or animal feed, bo...
by manacheck
Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 8490

Re: Food Insecurity 2020

https://www.proag.com/news/grain-storage-space-issues-loom-for-fall/ : Low prices gave farmers incentive to store their grain until markets improved, but grain spoilage is increasing with warmer summer temperatures. Producers are seeing problems like blue eye mold develop, which creates a dark line ...
by manacheck
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?

quazi wrote:
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:54 am
Thanks! I'll try that recipe out on a small batch and then if I like it I'll make a bunch this fall.
Glad to help. You should take photos of how it turns out! :D
by manacheck
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1498
Views: 73730

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

Oddly, just the fact that the mere concept of this extreme optimism exists gave me a brief respite from thinking every human is actually a monster. I mean, people can come down on this and say it'll never work. Talking down about optimistic ideas is always easier than doing something to support the...
by manacheck
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: COVID-19 Chat Thread
Replies: 1498
Views: 73730

Re: COVID-19 Chat Thread

WTF is this??? Extreme optimism. Oddly, just the fact that the mere concept of this extreme optimism exists gave me a brief respite from thinking every human is actually a monster. I mean, people can come down on this and say it'll never work. Talking down about optimistic ideas is always easier th...
by manacheck
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Kimchi for preserving cabbage?

https://www.koreanbapsang.com/baechu-kimchi-napa-cabbage-kimchi/ This site is pretty good, and includes some pictures. Short answer: similar to sauerkraut, yes, it can be kept for months. Older kimchi gains a sour flavor and is used in different dishes than fresh kimchi. Traditionally, kimchi was ma...
by manacheck
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1274
Views: 86673

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Guarded compounds for those with resources and agonzing poverty and abject danger for everyone else. Dramatically shorter life spans making people more in touch with their mortality. A culture wrought in mysticism, with people no longer in control of their own fate. An education system that does no...
by manacheck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45598

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I pity people that are so dull, boring, and dead inside that they can't enjoy the opportunity to wear ninja masks in public without judgment. Just wanted to mention that ninjas who work in the summer have my respect. It's hard to be secretive while hiding in the corner of a ceiling while your sweat...
by manacheck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45598

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

"Tracking changes in SARS-CoV-2 Spike: evidence that D614G increases infectivity of the COVID-19 virus" https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(20)30820-5 "Highlights: - A SARS-CoV-2 variant with Spike G614 has replaced D614 as the dominant pandemic form - The consistent increase of G614 at re...
by manacheck
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Food Insecurity 2019
Replies: 53
Views: 8490

Re: Food Insecurity 2019

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/blistering-heat-wave-to-ramp-up-in-southwestern-central-us-as-july-progresses/769369 "Moving forward into the middle of July, the jet stream is forecast to change shape in such a way as to cause a large northward bulge over the Southwest. This forecas...
by manacheck
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: The rule "NO Politics" is just that a rule. Not a suggestion.
Replies: 15
Views: 4029

Re: The rule "NO Politics" is just that a rule. Not a suggestion.

well you have a lot of editing to do to maintain your politics free safe space. This site is full of politics including a mega thread on the coming civil war. How is that not massively political?. I’ve seen good adult conversation shut down because of this maladministered rule and i’m over it. How ...
by manacheck
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Disorder
Topic: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)
Replies: 1274
Views: 86673

Re: The Coming Civil War - (Warning: No Politics)

Actually that answer is easy... if you are nearby take everything you can carry and assume anything you leave will be stolen and/or destroyed. QFT. Thanks for that. It's simple. Chronologically in order. And while maybe obvious (in hindsight after someone else says it), that sentence and the mindse...
by manacheck
Thu May 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45598

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

The gubmint sent me a debit card...The card has some crazy transaction fees. Would you lay some examples on us please? :) It says $0 fee to withdraw money from out of network. Then in parenthesis it says ($2) without any explanation. Not sure what to make of that. :? Stercutus, this link should ans...
by manacheck
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shelf life of matzah?
Replies: 33
Views: 13889

Re: Shelf life of matzah?

Can anyone tell me how matzoh compares to pilot bread or authentic hardtack in taste and durability? Having never eaten pilot bread (or if I have, not by that name) I can respond about hardtack vs. matzoh. Matzah is thin, flakes easily, breaks easily, is less durable than MRE crackers, is unsalted ...
by manacheck
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Eats and Drinks
Topic: Shelf life of matzah?
Replies: 33
Views: 13889

Re: Shelf life of matzah?

Mmmmm matzah recipes!! Contrary to everyone else so far on this thread, matzah can go bad, it doesn't stay fresh indefinitely. With raptor repackaging his to exclude air, that sounds like a good way to much more reliably prolong the life significantly. Others on this thread reported regularly packag...
by manacheck
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: All Things COVID-19
Topic: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"
Replies: 1042
Views: 45598

Re: "Daily COVID-19 SITREP In Your Area"

I've been exhausted to try and keep up with the news of the area for COVID-19 since the CDC took over the state's webpage for updates. It seems like every statistic is reported in a confusing or misrepresenting manner and the frustration and exhaustion of that, and going from incoming information to...
by manacheck
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Near-Death Experiments in Food
Replies: 619
Views: 105482

Re: Near-Death Experiments in Food

Open up a 2-year old jar of instant beans, smelled like kerosene, tasted one, tasted like kerosene, threw it away, got the runs and about 6 hours of rumbly stomach anyways from just tasting the one bean. :gonk: Usually my digestive system is a tank! Yikes While trying to see what I have left in the ...

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