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Offline D.B. Barnes

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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6780 on: January 04, 2013, 05:46:52 PM »
λέγεται or οί Περσικοὶ λόγιοι φῆσι.

That's so Herodotus!
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6781 on: January 04, 2013, 06:02:21 PM »
Just got a LG brand Blu-ray player today. So much easier to be able to play videos from a USB drive.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6782 on: January 04, 2013, 06:12:50 PM »
Now, how do I jigger about with my mobile browser so every Greek character will display I wonder.
Just got a LG brand Blu-ray player today. So much easier to be able to play videos from a USB drive.
Isn't that nice? I can now play riffed files without making a disc, which is lovely. :)


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6783 on: January 04, 2013, 06:26:10 PM »
So... no heat in the house. The joys of home ownership.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6784 on: January 04, 2013, 06:52:26 PM »
So... no heat in the house. The joys of home ownership.
No fireplace?


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6785 on: January 04, 2013, 06:56:19 PM »
So... no heat in the house. The joys of home ownership.
WTF?
I live out in the mountains so I totally understand. It can get uber-cold at night out here.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6786 on: January 04, 2013, 07:07:58 PM »
Our heater (oil) broke down, I guess? Someone's coming out in the morning to look at it. Right now we've got a fire going.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6787 on: January 04, 2013, 07:09:43 PM »


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6788 on: January 04, 2013, 07:11:11 PM »

I use RELIGION!
Just kidding. I use science.
For a moment there I thought you were making fun of Ted Striker's drinking problem.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6789 on: January 04, 2013, 07:26:35 PM »
Our heater (oil) broke down, I guess? Someone's coming out in the morning to look at it. Right now we've got a fire going.

You may want to let your faucets drip a tiny bit of water and open up any cabinets in front of your sinks overnight, and keep that fire banked and going to avoid bursting waterpipes.  Dunno how cold it's going to get there.

Thanks for the tip -- I will do that! I told APGIL I was worried about the pipes freezing and he got mad at me. "THEY'RE NOT GOING TO FREEZE." So fuck him.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6790 on: January 04, 2013, 07:33:43 PM »
We have a well, so we don't have to pay for water usage, but I'm not sure if that complicates things or not. The heat's been off for a couple of days now (if I was living at home it would have been fixed by now) and nothing's frozen, so hopefully that will hold true through tomorrow morning.
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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6791 on: January 04, 2013, 07:55:59 PM »
I think Mythbusters did a segment that proved that fireplaces actually leech heat from the rest of the house.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6792 on: January 04, 2013, 08:19:45 PM »
So... no heat in the house. The joys of home ownership.

Yikes, it's supposed to be going down into the 20s out your way tonight.

That's when a furnace service contract is nice, I think my dad only pays something like $100 a year, they do one cleaning a year and will come out day our night to fix it if it craps out.  All he has to pay for is parts.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6793 on: January 04, 2013, 08:32:47 PM »
We have a well, so we don't have to pay for water usage, but I'm not sure if that complicates things or not. The heat's been off for a couple of days now (if I was living at home it would have been fixed by now) and nothing's frozen, so hopefully that will hold true through tomorrow morning.

You do pay for it, in your electric bill.

Heating the house with the fireplace give me flashbacks to the 70s oil crisis, I was the slave labor cutting wood.  The trick to keeping as much heat in the house is to close down the damper as much as you can, and to burn long enough so all the brickwork gets hot and is a big radiant heater.  One of those inserts with glass doors can really cut down on the draft, and still let the heat radiate out.


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Re: Completely Random Thoughts
« Reply #6794 on: January 05, 2013, 01:37:45 AM »
We don't have them fancy shmancy hi-tech "fireplaces" in my house!
In my house, we use good old-fashioned electricity wasting baseboard heaters! Smartly installed right under the windows so that the heat get's sucked right outside!!
And we're damn grateful for them!!!