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bud_t

@bud_t@m.ai6yr.org

(he/him) Associate Professor of #ScienceEducation at the University of Colorado Denver. Into #STEMed #ResearchMethods, #RStats, #quantitative and #qualitative data analyses.

Husband to a super smart woman and father of twin girls

#WildlandFire communications, #Firefighter. COMT INCM RADO FFT2 Boulder County, CO and Rocky Mountain CIMT Team 3

#AmateurRadio operator WØRMT

#Runner #Cyclist

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18+ ai6yr, to random
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Tonight's menu: cheap beer chicken! (With BBQ sauce). Since I don't think the slug traps are working as intended, and don't think the backyard Wood Rat should be wandeing around drunk the whole week.

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@ai6yr ah beer can chicken. Yes, it's really good and easy to make!

ai6yr, (edited ) to wildlife
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Wood Rat Bar & Grill open for business! Topped off the beer and added a sign! #wildlife #backyard #garden #beer

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@ai6yr a day drinking rat!

ai6yr, to gardening
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It's a slug party,
and I've bought them all a beer
Let's invite them to come right over,
and have a great cheer
It was the cheapest beer they sell nearby
But for a party it will fly
The question is really,
Will they just get drunk, or die?

(human poem, mine)

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@ai6yr is the beer trap just supposed to attract and feed them, or is it supposed to kill them?

ai6yr, (edited ) to cycling
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Checked off "bought cheapest beer possible before 130pm and bicycled it home" on the bike tooter achivement list. (Edit: just for clarity, these are for my slugs, I do have a driver's license and no DUI arrest, I do own a car, and I don't drink beer.)

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@ai6yr be careful - that Rolling Rock will give your slugs gas!

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AP: Recreating a jump into Normandy D-Day zone 80 years later, British paratroopers face French customs https://apnews.com/article/dday-80th-anniversary-uk-paratroopers-france-customs-brexit-7e551795ab6b964110d798b86f7b438e

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@ai6yr that's pretty hilarious.

ai6yr, to Insurance
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Homeowners associations in Colorado banning gas grills due to pressure from the insurance industry. Insurers threatening to cancel insurance for those HOAs if the grills are not banned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5HBYHVqn2aA #wildfires #insurance #hoas #colorado

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@ai6yr for all of those who will inevitably complain about their freedumb, this is just their beloved free market acting to protect it's interests.

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KTLA: Elderly woman gored by bison in Yellowstone National Park
https://ktla.com/news/elderly-woman-gored-by-bison-in-yellowstone-national-park/

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@ai6yr summertime in Yellowstone with the fluffy cows...

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Just introduced my daughter to Molly Hatchet. They are coming to play at our town's Street Faire this summer. She was not really impressed, but did Google them and found out they've been through 4 drummers, 5 bass players, etc.

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@ai6yr perhaps they were all flirting with disaster in the same way?

bud_t, to TeslaMotors
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We saw a yesterday in that was painted gloss black. It looked even more ridiculous.

ai6yr, (edited ) to hamradio
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"It'll be fun" they said. "You'll be done before noon! It won't be much of your day"

"Okay! Sounds fun, I'll volunteer! When do you need me there?"

"5am on Sunday!"

🤪

#hamradio

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@ai6yr 😂 have fun! Hope you like bad coffee, which hopefully they will provide

Geojoek, to random
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Weird question: Is it a bad idea to buy a radio like the DX10 from a ham-I-don't-know at a ham fest or on QRZ / eBay? Or just buy new?

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@Geojoek it's not a weird question at all, and there is no simple answer. Lately I've bought radios new, but I've certainly bought plenty used from QRZ, eBay, QTH, etc. I've only had one really bad experience on an eBay purchase, but eventually it was covered under buyer protection so all I lost was my time and shipping costs one way.

I guess my decision point is this: if I can afford to pay the new radio price, I do that instead of mess with the unknown. But if that radio is not offered new or is out of production, then obviously I'll scout the used market.

Oh- and maybe it's just me, but I always avoid sellers who can't spell or who use really bad grammar in their listings.

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@ai6yr @Geojoek I also check the seller's QRZ profile and do a quick web search. If they seem like a horrible person or even just a d!ck, then I'm out. Even if they've got something that I really want

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NY Times: Billionaire Plans Dive to the Titanic in a Newly Designed Submersible

Larry Connor, 74, who made his wealth in real estate, said he’s building a new acrylic-hulled submersible that will be certified and rigorously tested to show that deep sea exploration is safe. https://archive.is/6cFqw#selection-3103.0-3107.193

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@ai6yr because this is such a good idea...

bud_t, to random
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The "Texas buffer" land.

What exactly is that thin strip of land separating Colorado from Texas?
https://www.cpr.org/2024/05/20/what-is-the-oklahoma-panhandle-separating-colorado-and-texas/

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@ai6yr yep. I know it had something to do with slavery and the Republic of Texas. What a legacy.

bud_t, to random
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Why do sales people continue to knock on our door even though we have a "No Soliciting" sign? I just had a guy try to sell us pest control, and when I gestured to the sign and said "we would appreciate it if you didn't solicit us " he just smiled.

Do people not know what the work means? Unlikely. I understand the pressure to make a sale, but if we have that sign we're not buying anything from you.

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@W6KME wow that is crazy. Yes, the pest control guys seem to be the worst. Though I've never seen anyone that aggressive!

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The more I use my commercial handheld radios, the more I kind of dislike my amateur handhelds. Of course the commercial radios don't have the amateur friendly features, but they just work really well with very little (if any) flakiness. And they are rugged. And yes, you pay for it.

I'll never abandon my amateur handhelds, but sometimes I wish they were just better.

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@ai6yr yes, I do that too. With my Motos and my BKs, I can "hand jam" new channels into them in the field fairly easily. They are monoband, so you've got to carry two radios often, but I don't mind.

And the audio is so much better on the commercial radios!

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@lauren to a large degree, yes. But some of these amateur radios are pretty expensive for being less than polished!

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@JohnJBurnsIII I didn't know much about Marine band radios. Though it's all channelized VHF, right? I know that Icom has always been a big player in that area. Maybe others here have experience?

Tagging @N1ZZZ who is a Mariner...

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@lauren for sure. And they have huge contacts which fuel development. Not to mention that the commercial radios have to be mission critical and they must work.

The amateur radio market is small and probably not really profitable for those manufacturers. Hence we'll never get high reliability and cutting edge stuff from the big manufacturers.

bud_t, to random
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#CalTopo released a new feature this week: heading up when navigating. I'm a "North up" person myself, but maybe others like heading up.

They are releasing another new feature next week, and rumor has it that it will be photos in Markers! That would be awesome! Fingers crossed.

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