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Random Thoughts Deserving No Thread of Their Own 2019

AG74683

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Originally posted by Bear Up North
My fellow Cyburbians:

As we welcome in a new year, we sadly say "goodbye" to an old friend and with the grin that made slackers famous, we welcome a new friend.

The RANDOM THOUGHTS THREAD has been part of our lives for many a post. The thread has given us reason to laugh, made us cry, once in a while encouraged a wink or two. Even though tagged with a RANDOM line, the thread was often not so "random". Cyburbians used it to test the waters on a thought and would, once in a while, create a thread with a central theme first posted on the Random Thread.

The original Random Thread will be quietly laid to rest. The ideas, thoughts, observations, complaints, shouts of joy, exclamations of disgust.....they will still be in the archived files. But we all know that time makes us forget, and there are many things that were shared in the original thread that time will HELP us forget.

As we begin to fill this new (and exciting! ) thread with our "randoms", let's take a moment to thank all of those who contributed to the original thread. But more importantly.....let's roll out the red Cyburbian carpet for "newbies" and others to join us. We look forward to a better world.....jump-started on this 3rd day of January, 2007.....go forth and gather thy randoms.

Oh yeah.....

Road trip.

Bear
Happy 2019 everyone. Another year of random thoughts. Another year in the memory of BUN. The best of us keeps it going. Keep what's important at the forefront. Jobs can be replaced, family can't.
 
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Happy 2019 everyone. Another year of random thoughts. Another year in the memory of BUN. The best of us keeps it going. Keep what's important at the forefront. Jobs can be replaced, family can't.
Well said and happy new year.
 

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Happy 2019 everyone. Another year of random thoughts. Another year in the memory of BUN. The best of us keeps it going. Keep what's important at the forefront. Jobs can be replaced, family can't.
Nicely done!

I’m thinking RTDNTOTO has nearly achieved Roman Numeral status -e.g., RTDNTOTO XIV. What do y’all think?
 
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Fireworks and gun fire until 2:30 this morning. :not:
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Wine and cheese might be the most perfect breakfast on New Year's Day morning. ;)
 

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Good Morning & Happy New Year. :)

Random Thought Progress Report

__________ 1000, _2000, 3000, _4000,_5000, _6000,_7000,_8000, _9,000,_10K,_11K, _12K, Closing #
#14 - 2019 -
#13 - 2018 - 03-16, 05-31, 08-10, 11-05, 12-31, 5,115
#12 - 2017 - 02-28, 05-23, 08-24, 11-28, 12-29, 5,096
#11 - 2016 - 02-09, 03-23, 05-12, 07-01, 08-18,10-12, 12-07, 12-31, 8,072
#10 - 2015 - 02-06, 04-06, 06-15, 08-14, 10-01, 11-29, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31, 9,570
# 9 -- 2014 - 01-31, 03-12, 05-21, 08-09, 10-21, 12-11, 12-30, 12-31, 12-31, 9,291
# 8 -- 2013 - 01-18, 02-12, 03-22, 04-22, 05-17, 06-20, 07-30, 09-16, 11-13, 12-19, 12-31, 12-31, 12,050
# 7 -- 2012 - 02-23, 05-12, 07-10, 09-12, 11-06, 12-06, 12-28, 12-31, 12-31, 9,327
# 6 -- 2011 - 02-25, 04-12, 05-26, 06-30, 08-10, 10-05, 12-05, 12-31, 8,041
# 5 -- 2010 - 03-04, 05-09, 07-26, 09-22, 11-24, 5,563
# 4 -- 2009 - 02-19, 04-24, 07-13, 10-07, 12-31, 5,004
# 3 -- 2008 - 04-04, 07-07, 09-23, 12-22, 4,085
# 2 -- 2007 - 03-10, 05-19, 07-24, 10-11, 4,862
adjusted by the 50 posts that were listed in #1 and posted on & after 01/01
 

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First workday of 2019.

How do feel/react to a Monday on a Wednesday ?

Nice short week at work.
 

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Glad you guys got us past 5k. We are a good bunch of folks.

So... it is 2019.... how about that?
 

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2019 sounds very much like the "Future". And many of us are over 40 years old now.

Back at work....should do work.
Years ago I remember thinking "wow, 1977, sounds so futuristic!" Then of course 2000 sounded uber futuristic too. That is, until it got oversaturated through all the talk back then of the much-feared global Y2k calamity.
 

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2019 sounds very much like the "Future". And many of us are over 40 years old now.

Back at work....should do work.
There was a video game years ago called "Timesplitters" and one of the levels took place in 2019 in "Neo Tokyo".
 

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There was a video game years ago called "Timesplitters" and one of the levels took place in 2019 in "Neo Tokyo".
There's an art to making plausible predictions for the future. The ones that predict big changes in short periods of time (like founding a new city) pose the greatest risk of making the prognosticator look like a fool later on.

I predict the technology to produce a sustainable controlled fusion reaction will exist in 2060.
 

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Fireworks and gun fire until 2:30 this morning. :not:
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Wine and cheese might be the most perfect breakfast on New Year's Day morning. ;)
How is that different from any other day in Florida?

My prediction for the year is that we'll have a new president in a couple years.
 

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I generally don't attempt plumbing projects but decided I could try to replace my original toilet in my bathroom - you know, one of those monstrously inefficient 1960s era behemoths that flushes gallons of water needlessly down the drain. And, I did pretty much replace it successfully with a 1.28 gpf version that is chair-height and elongated. All should be happy and pleased, right? Wrong!

The issue? It leaks where the water supply connects to the hose leading to the tank. It didn't leak there previously, and I have no idea why it leaks there now. I'm thinking either there was a washer missing in the new hose, or I didn't tighten the connection tight enough.

Can Teh Throbbing Brian[SUP]TM[/SUP] suggest anything I might be missing?:-o
 

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Seems like there were more Cyburbian birthdays at the end of the year than comparable periods of time during other parts of the calendar.
 

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I generally don't attempt plumbing projects but decided I could try to replace my original toilet in my bathroom - you know, one of those monstrously inefficient 1960s era behemoths that flushes gallons of water needlessly down the drain. And, I did pretty much replace it successfully with a 1.28 gpf version that is chair-height and elongated. All should be happy and pleased, right? Wrong!

The issue? It leaks where the water supply connects to the hose leading to the tank. It didn't leak there previously, and I have no idea why it leaks there now. I'm thinking either there was a washer missing in the new hose, or I didn't tighten the connection tight enough.

Can Teh Throbbing Brian[SUP]TM[/SUP] suggest anything I might be missing?:-o
Or you tightened the connection too much and squashed the washer so it doesn't work anymore. I've seen that happen. If that doesn't work, just get a new hose and try that out. I am fond of the braided steel ones. They seem to outlast the plastic ones by a long shot. I have a toilet in a bathroom I need to replace. It's probably from the mid '80s and it's a design I've never seen before. A lot of the tank hardware is built in, like actually molded in the ceramic. It's very weird. I'm afraid of doing it though because I am worried how awful it will be underneath (IE rotten joists, etc.).
 

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Or you tightened the connection too much and squashed the washer so it doesn't work anymore. I've seen that happen. If that doesn't work, just get a new hose and try that out. I am fond of the braided steel ones. They seem to outlast the plastic ones by a long shot. I have a toilet in a bathroom I need to replace. It's probably from the mid '80s and it's a design I've never seen before. A lot of the tank hardware is built in, like actually molded in the ceramic. It's very weird. I'm afraid of doing it though because I am worried how awful it will be underneath (IE rotten joists, etc.).
I have experienced the over tightening and it drove me crazy that it leaked because everything was tight. I learned the hard way that it is always worth picking up a thing of plumbers tape when you buy fittings. I find that when I use plumber's tape that I get the fitting is tight fitting and harder to turn so I tend to stop tightening it sooner. I have also learned that when you replace something like that is the time to replace the supply line.
 

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I have experienced the over tightening and it drove me crazy that it leaked because everything was tight. I learned the hard way that it is always worth picking up a thing of plumbers tape when you buy fittings. I find that when I use plumber's tape that I get the fitting is tight fitting and harder to turn so I tend to stop tightening it sooner. I have also learned that when you replace something like that is the time to replace the supply line.
I've started using the pipe dope over tape. It seems to fill gaps better and requires less tightening.
 
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