OK, so I don’t have the fancy, dance to the music, lights, but I did a little something different this year. I decorated my mailbox with numerous multi-color LEDs that I soldered to strips and screwed them to the mailbox. They run off 3 volts so I had to make up a little regulator circuit for them. Then I found out I was exceeding the current for the circuit so I had to make up another. I solved the heat problem with the regulators by attaching them to little copper plates to be cooled by the cooler weather outside.
It almost make me want to terminate my land line.
There is one persistent “tele-monster” that had called 15 times in the past 2 weeks. Last night I had enough. Granted NoMoRobo does detect these scam calls and terminates them as soon as they can get the caller ID. Unfortunately the caller ID is transmitted after the first ring, so I must endure many single rings from my land line phones. Tired of this, I set up my phone system through my provider so that when another call would come in and I knew it would, it would forward that call and only that call back to the point of origin.
(Click Continue reading below to see the screen capture.) Continue reading ““Tele-Monster” update. (the saga continues….)”
10 Cents and I were discussing light bulbs on the late night phone call. And it brought to mind an old piece of text explaining why we should not call them light bulbs, but rather “dark suckers”. I have not the time to convert this old text to incorporate the newer LED type of dark suckers, but here it is in the older format.
IMHO; it ain’t only the Clintons… Desperate Obama wants credit for Trump economy. (No surprise there, I never trusted that man. I took an oath to respect the office of the president, I did and I will respect the office, But I could never respect that man that held that office for those turbulent eight years.)
In latest quirky Swiss poll, voters asked to save cow horns.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we truly live in a wonderful age, an age of inventions not ever imagined by anyone before us, (us being those of this time).
Up until a few weeks ago, I was reading a book every few days. Granted they weren’t novels, but Science Fiction or Steampunk stories. All of a sudden, the need or want is gone!
Just in case you have not been aware….
And just today….
This don’t look good…..
A little over a year ago I purchased a vehicle, a Dodge Ram 1500, circa 2009. Since then I put new tires on it, mud flaps and step bars. It runs great. It looked great, not a spec of rust on it.
On the way to work someone rear ended me. His insurance company admitted the fault. I’m driving a rental car, paid for by them. I finally came to the appointment time to have it repaired. I dropped it off yesterday, and the repair shop, a good one, increased the estimate from what his insurance company said, ($3,600), to around $9,000. Similar vehicles cost in the area of $14,000 today. I still owe $8,000 on it. I had a good deal when I bought it, maybe about $5,000 less than what it was worth because of higher mileage.
I fear that his insurance company may say the vehicle is totaled. It’s still drivable, still runs great, at a minimum it needs a new bumper and brackets for the bumper and a tailgate.
Damn it, I liked that truck and hate to have another insurance company, not my own, say it’s totaled when it’s not.
I’ll just have to wait until his insurance company contacts me or the repair shop.
Any suggestions or similar experiences with anyone out there?
Regarding John’s recent post about daylight saving time, I did some more research and found an image from last year. It shows the unusual effort necessary to accomplish this task in some areas. I don’t doubt the same thing will happen again this year.
They can take their ice cream and shove it where the sun doesn’t shine with all the pecans, almonds and walnuts on the outside.
(Sorry about this rant, gentle Ratburger members, this is just really too much to let go unnoticed.)
One of the topics discussed in the Ratburger Audio Meet-up on 2018-10-30 was gambling. Blackjack was a part of this discussion and as I couldn’t very well share a scan in an Audio Meet-up, so I’m posting it here.
It’s a cheat sheet as to when dealers are supposed to hold, double down, stay or take a hit etc.
Maybe someone can use it…. I don’t play Blackjack.
After long and careful investigation, I think I may have found the source or the inspiration for the name “Ratburger”.
A cow, an ant and an old fart are debating on who is the greatest of the three of them.
The cow said, “I give 20 quarts of milk every day and that’s why I am the greatest!”·
The ant said, “I work day and night, summer and winter, I can carry 52 times my own weight and that’s why I am the greatest!”
Continue reading “The Cow, the Ant and the Old Fart”
Wouldn’t that be just perfect?