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  1. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I like the old tower form factor. Like a B-52 you can just keep adding and subtracting stuff depending on whatever's in vogue at the time. HP, IBM and Dell were just fine with their commercial grade servers but the consumer products are marketed toward the neophyte and they load them with resource consuming garbage. There was a utility out there called 'PC decrapifier' that would winkle out all the Dell crapola they load it with; support, advertising, hawking printer cartridges, etc. Annoying. A clean OS load would be appreciated but that doesn't exist in the general consumer realm.

    CC Cleaner and Revo Uninstall are handy little free utilities for seeing what's going on. I like AKG Backup for uh-oh backups although it's a bit dated. More of an incremental copy than a backup. Handy. I use it because I've had compressed backups fail. With this you can view the contents with any windows machine, you just have to think about where your store stuff a bit more carefully.
     
  2. pigfarmer

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    I hate it when a neighbor who has been totally cool for years moves away and someone who is otherwise moves in.

    When their family visits they have two dogs that run loose. One is a young German Shepherd.

    Today as my wife was finishing her walk with our dog and was inside our garage this dog young GSD cruised in suddenly and the Star Trek fight music came up. Sheeeee-it. My wife got our dog inside and was freaked out in the process. She went over to where the dog came from and a young woman blew her off with 'the dog is friendly'. It is, it's a nice dog. It isn't the problem, it's the owners. You get one dog on a leash and one not - inside our own house no less - and the fur can easily. Given two or three more seconds probably would have.

    OK. Wife communicates with me. I come home from work and see the family gathering in the driveway two houses down. Tried the carrot, a couple of times in fact. It's like trying to speak to a big potato - waste of time - so you have to make your point right quick. Because that will help Ugh.
     
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  3. Standingstones

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    You hate it when you have idiotic neighbors next door. The piggish wife swears at the children all day long. Our only saving grace was that they installed a 7 1/2 foot wooden fence to keep their dogs from barking at us all day long. We can now avoid seeing or listening to them. My wife and I have a bet going. We think that the police will come rolling up one day. One of the kids will be taking out the parents. These parents have been told by other neighbors to chill out but the message has not sunk in. Oh well!!
     
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  4. pigfarmer

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    See, this is what happens when your 'friendly family dog that never bothered anyone' runs out into the road and we go down in a tangle with it clamped around my dog's throat whimpering and in agony. The owner paid the $300 ER bill for me and I nursed that painful hand several weeks, wasn't fun at all and thanks for the tetanus shot. I threw that dog a beating neither of us enjoyed.

    That was spring 2018. Less than six months later another new neighbor, same exact scenario with a couple of differences. This time there were three of them, maybe 30-40 pounders. One of them again came into the road and clamped on my dog's throat. The public road that my leashed dog and I were walking on. Punching and kicking dogs isn't terribly effective. Ahhhh, but pulling an 18" length of convenient radiator hose out of your pocket came as quite a surprise to Fido. This time he was the one with the bill and injuries. Nothing life threatening but who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. You just need a teaching aid sometimes. The owner is a real piece of work - but he put up a fence and his dogs are under control.

    This ***wipe down the road now has a problem, I don't.

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  5. pigfarmer

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    The two shed doors are large. Yesterday I wanted to open them both to get the tractor out so I reached up like I have a million times to pull the bolt on top and found the tennis ball sized yellow jacket nest that wasn't there a day earlier. They got me pretty good, right hand a few times and the back of my head. I had them in my hat and somehow only got stung once on the head. I yanked my left hand back so fast I smacked it into something, no idea what and thought I broke two fingers. They're not broken but today they are purple unhappy digits today kind of swollen and still numb. Fortunately I'm not allergic so the swelling from the stings went away easily. I keep a bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol on the bench as a cleaner and paper towel soaked with the stuff takes away the sting pretty quick.

    I did of course instantly hose the thing down with liquid death. God's amazing little machines and I killed every last one of those bastards.
     
  6. pigfarmer

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    I hate it when the only annual check up appointment we could get for the cats is at 5:30. Can't feed them and they are letting us know about their displeasure. That will only increase because they will be seized and stuffed into their travel boxes and there will be caterwauling.
     
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  7. SOUL-DRIFTER

    SOUL-DRIFTER Life Long Researcher

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    When you are using the cutting torch and blow-back sends molten steel into your boot!!!
     
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  8. Standingstones

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    Our previous cat would not only screech when you put her in the cage, she would end up pooping and peeing. Even though we had a towel down, what a joy to release her afterwards.
     
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  9. pigfarmer

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    The lads suffered their indignities with some grace however Louie is The Howler. Jesus, my eyes were crossed by the time we got home!
     
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  10. The shadow

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    When you go to the beach with your family and your 19 year old twins are wearing indecent swim wear.
    And your wife is wearing the same.
    And every male in eyesight is giving my wife and daughters a good once over.
    And Brian the boyfriend of one of the twins makes a comment about her that informs me that the relationship has reached the next level.
    Sigh
     
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  11. HAL9000

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    As long as Brian hasn't reached the next level in is relationship with your wife I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    You can start asking him about his future prospects and what plans he has. Always makes them nervous.
     
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  12. The shadow

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    I ask things like "so when's the wedding?"
     
  13. pigfarmer

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    I'd ask him if he knows about condoms and how to use them and the about intense physical pain he will endure for failing to use one as directed
     
  14. pigfarmer

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    I hate it when I want take the old green bastard out for a ride and entropy has somehow struck again while it is just sitting there doing nothing. Fine when Iparked it a few days ago but al of a sudden t wants to run like crap and was fluttering and fluffering and kanorkulating. Took a while but I found a vacuum line pulled loose and one burned through. Easy to fix but it threw a wrench in the fun machine for the afternoon.
     
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  15. coubob

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    I hate when my new older neighbor lady tries to water her yard. It`s like her 4th time setting up her sprinkler that sprays in circles, and every time it stops just as she goes inside, and just sprays the house for an hour, once it was spraying her front door the whole time. It makes me feel like Monk wanting to go over there and fix the damn thing myself. jeez
     
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  16. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    When the county sprays round-up all over the place instead of paying someone to mow or trim county borders and property...Walking my dog this morning at the local park and saw round-up sprayed all over the place, in some areas over spraying with large areas of grass now dead...I will not let my dog walk through those areas, we cut our park walk off early and went elsewhere...Saving labour costs but at what cost to the environment, I hate round-up...

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  17. spacecase0

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    primarily it is an antibiotic.
    messes with digestive bacteria.
    good not to let your dog walk on it.
     
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  18. pigfarmer

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    I hate having to go from shorts back to long pants, especially when I've been eating and drinking like James Gandolfini these past couple of weeks and the jeans are a tad tiiiiiight ..... ooof
     
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  19. Rick Hunter

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    And that is why I don't like going to the beach or public pools, too much eye candy!!
     
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  20. pigfarmer

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    I've been going to the gym regularly my entire adult life. These past few years gym clothing has .... changed and leaves absolutely zero to the imagination. I literally just flip a switch and turn all that off because it's distracting and it's sign of age to say this but you get used to it. One more taut derrière does not enrich me. It seems to be perfectly 'appropriate' and accepted and is just a sign of the times.

    My only concern applies to male and female, and anyone in between - pressing your bare flesh all over public equipment is nasty. Put on a shirt or something or at least use the stuff they make available so you can wipe off your sweat, makeup etc.
     
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