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LoneLocust

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I am a retired government CIO. #Podcast host (Fusion Patrol.) Married, 25 years, kids at university. Citizen #Potawatomi Nation member. #Ebike enthusiast. #Atheist. SciFi & Tokusatsu Fan (Trek, Doctor Who, Blakes 7, Babylon 5, Kamen Rider, Ultraman, and many more.). Love a good crossword or #KillerSudoku. Recently published app in iOS App Store (Killer Sudoku Aide.) Probably other stuff but I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition.

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jnye, to Arizona
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One of the things on my mind when I moved to Cochise County, AZ, in 2022 was that I might actually be where my vote had hope of helping a "swing" state--unlike the overwhelming numbers in SC. I'm glad to say I voted for Mayes that fall. Her victory margin was 280 votes.

""11 electors are each charged with nine criminal counts, including conspiracy, fraudulent schemes and artifices, fraudulent schemes and practices, and six counts of forgery.."


https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/04/24/arizona-fake-electors-indictments/73184206007/

LoneLocust,
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@jnye Tell your liberal friends to move here, too!

LoneLocust, to random
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I don’t use TikTok, but I don’t support banning TikTok.

I do support outlawing vertical videos, with extreme prejudice.

LoneLocust, to random
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LoneLocust, to random
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#RantWithoutContext

WTF? “abysm?”

GottaLaff, to random
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And thank you for playing “Republicans Eating Their Own”

Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.):

“She is a horrible leader,” Tillis said of Marj Q Greene. “She is dragging our brand down. She — not the Democrats — are the biggest risk to us getting back to a majority…is “uninformed” and “a total waste of time”
https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/4617334-gop-senator-thom-tillis-says-greene-dragging-our-brand-down/

LoneLocust,
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@GottaLaff @jaystovall Sillies! They’re dragging it down on their own just fine. MTG is just an extra heavy pair of cement overshoes cast in their own likeness.

simonwood, to random
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Not much use the Grauniad publishing the perfect recipe straight after I had heuvos rancheros for breakfast. I see I should have had the salsa on top of the egg? At least I used small tortillas, even if only because I ran out of large… https://www.theguardian.com/food/2024/apr/24/how-to-make-the-perfect-huevos-rancheros-recipe-felicity-cloake

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@simonwood Yes, salsa all over the top. Occasionally, all the components are served side by side on the platter.

Take it up a notch with steak huevos rancheros.

(Personally, I’m partial to huevos a la mexicana.)

podfeet, to random
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LoneLocust,
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@podfeet @nixCraft Refactor, refactor, refactor.

LoneLocust, to random
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Bypassing the clickbait. Arizona is 4th worst because we have no water.

However, this article is citing “research” published in something called No Deposit Daily - “an online guide for Verified No Deposit Bonuses at casinos.”

Why are they doing our zombie apocalypse research?


Best states to survive a zombie apocalypse: See the list
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona/2024/04/23/best-states-survive-zombie-apocalypse/73411493007/

evoterra, to LEGO
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We’ve done so re-org in an effort to get the grandkid’s #LEGO sets off the top of random objects in her play area. But, because she likes to cannibalize and re-assemble like she’s Dr. Moreau, I’m mostly dissasembling all of it and stating over, hunting down pieces across no less than a dozen spots.

Ugh. What a pain. 😏

Train station and ice-cream shop completed last night. I’ll try to do a couple smaller sets tonight in an effort to reclaim the dining table.

LoneLocust,
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@evoterra would your grandkids like a Lego table and chairs?

LoneLocust, to random
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Heat pump made a horrible noise and vibration earlier today, so I shut it off and called the installers. They’ll be here tomorrow.

So glad this is April, not July.

9 pm and inside and outside temperatures have equalized at 30°.

LoneLocust, to random
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There used to be an account on Facebook/Twitter that took clickbait headlines and summaried the article into the simplest terms so you didn’t have to read the damned things. Anyone remember that? Is it on the Fediverse? We need this again. Is there a hash tag?

Here’s one I’ll spare you from. What were the Challenger crew’s “final panic-stricken words?”

“Uh oh.”

https://www.ladbible.com/news/science/final-words-of-challenger-crew-before-nasa-explosion-579241-20240422

LoneLocust,
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@donburnside Do you remember what it was called? Might be worth pursuing seeing if they exist over here, or could be enticed to be over here.

LoneLocust, (edited ) to cricket
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Spring is here… time for a few months of for the tail end of the , , World Cup and through in August.

donburnside, to random
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20c in the morning.

38c in the afternoon.

Two week in AZ where the weather, for me, is absolutely perfect.

LoneLocust,
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@donburnside I will just say, if I could have 24-30° day in, day out, always, I’d be good.

LoneLocust, to til
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#TIL Instant (ramen) noodles have a distinctive flavor to them.

(It’s a familiar flavor, I just never realized it was a property of them being pre-cooked and dried.)

arstechnica, to random
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Everest mountaineer George Mallory’s letters have been digitized for posterity

Collection includes three letters found on Mallory's body in 1999, preserved for 75 years.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2024/04/everest-mountaineer-george-mallorys-letters-have-been-digitized-for-posterity/?utm_brand=arstechnica&utm_social-type=owned&utm_source=mastodon&utm_medium=social

LoneLocust,
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@arstechnica I hope someone has transcribed his handwriting, too.

simonwood, to random
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This was unexpected… #TheManFromUNCLE

LoneLocust,
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@simonwood gosh, it’s been a long time since I watched that episode.

glennf, to random
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Two empty seats on this entire plane and one a middle next to me. (I’m in a window exit seat but two of the four exit row middles are taken, just not mine!)

LoneLocust,
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@glennf Is like people are scared of exit seats for some reason.

donburnside, to random

On Sunday, we ride to the store. *

LoneLocust,
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@donburnside @donburnside Will those flowers have any petals left when you get home?

LoneLocust, to cycling
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Well #BikeTooter, in case anyone didn’t know this already, #TannusArmour stretch.

Correctly-sized (per their markings) wheel and armor (reused from previous wheel) just don’t fit. It’s a substantial discrepancy. Armour is firmly and correctly seated around the rest of the tire.

akkana, to linux
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Cox Canyon near Aztec,

LoneLocust,
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@akkana @lydiaschoch Guardian of Forever.

LoneLocust, to random
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So… Kei trucks are street legal in Arizona?

https://azkeitrucks.com

LoneLocust, to random
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I’m taking a break at 3A. Maybe for a few days while my blood pressure comes down.

LoneLocust, to cycling
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Tannus Armor: it’s so easy to install. We can print the entire instructions on the product.

[1] clean inside armor.
[2] insert inner tube into armor.
[3] insert armor into tire
[4] secure tire onto rim.
[5] inflate

I feel like they should finish that with the phrase, “Hey Presto“ and I think they’ve missed steps 3A and 4A, which are “cuss really loudly.”

LoneLocust,
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@tomjennings It’s still an option.

I used to work in a bike shop, so I should have the skills to do this, but I can see there’s a difference in my focus and patience at almost 60 than there was when I was 17. (I can’t code for 24 hours straight on Dr. Pepper and Cheetos, either, so I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise.)

LoneLocust, to random
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Prologue for Thursday's eBike adventure, explaining why I should have known better than to go riding that day.

Documenting the problems I've had with my eBike wheels so far.

Thursday's adventure is coming soon.

https://lonelocust.com/2024/04/20/3115/

LoneLocust,
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@evoterra every bit so much that.

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