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Right now, just finishing up Mafia 2. Especially since a friend wants to borrow the game once I am finished.

On top, planning out my stock picks/ETF. Right now the markets are down, so it does build a buying opportunity having to stay strong and not let the downturn get the best of me. Since stocks/ETFs are for long-term investing. 

Also catching up on any correspondence on social media/emails. The internet never really sleeps. 

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Just thinking how today would have been mom's 102nd birthday.  My cousin and her husband have lit a couple of candles today to honor my mom and her sister that passed away in 2008 at the age of 91.

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1 hour ago, captaintrolley said:

Just thinking how today would have been mom's 102nd birthday.  My cousin and her husband have lit a couple of candles today to honor my mom and her sister that passed away in 2008 at the age of 91.

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I hear you.  It's rough for sure.  My family had a virtual funeral today for my sister's father in law.  I think I might light a candle this evening too.

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See that KEF in the background by the top right corner of the right speakers.  The woofer isn’t woofing anymore.  I don’t know if it’s the driver itself or the crossover.  I’ll take it apart later and trace out what’s going on but I priced out a replacement and it wasn’t cheap.  Got a used pair of B&W floor standers for about the same price.

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This Pioneer developed a horribly noisy set of controls.  Took it apart.  Groaned at the inside.  Getting at the control deck requires taking the whole front off and that means restringing and aligning the dial pointer because it’s mounted to both the panel and rest of the chassis.  Luckily I was able to do a contortionist act and get it sprayed out well enough without having to do all that.  Tablet’s the signal source and I’ve got a Macy Gray concert blasting.  It sounds good enough despite the abysmal location of the speakers.  They’ve got a rear port so distance to the wall matters and they aren’t near one.

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While I’m listening, I’m going to gut out a bunch of junk boards I ended up with.   But first that little Microchip dev kit board has an LCD screen so I’m going to power that up and see if there’s anything that comes up on the display. 

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And no action other than D1 glowing.  E-Waste.

I was about to say this has been a foam free evening but one of my friends called and made the railfan noise on the phone.  So that’s something, but yeah I’ve been a very neglectful transit fan lately.

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Oh yeah.  Loud enough to get the alarm light on!  Ok, so there’s a reason for blasting it with that receiver.  It’s bouncing around but the bar chart power readout on the receiver’s showing it pushing about a watt out on each side and I’m about 1 metre away.  So my somewhat close enough loosely goosey testing is showing sound pressure levels pretty much right where I’d expect them to be given the stated sensitivity of the speakers so that’s another indication they’re working properly.

 

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On 2/22/2021 at 11:18 PM, 81-717 said:

I've been noticing that a lot too. This has been going on for a while now (sometimes different links, but same idea overall). I just report them whenever I see them (a couple of times I got those spam comments on my videos as well, but I moderate all comments on my videos and took those spam comments down). Interestingly it's always from a different account, all of which are completely blank if you click on their profile.

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Girl Porn Nudity Links to People's channels what contains virus on YouTube 

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and lately vom.in.net with timestamps in it

 

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On 3/4/2021 at 10:56 PM, JAX Transit 2000 said:

For example:   thread-69878987-820293597730298095.png

Girl Porn Nudity Links to People's channels what contains virus on YouTube 

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and lately vom.in.net with timestamps in it

 

Yes!! I hate these so much!!!!! They appear on my videos sometimes too.

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10 hours ago, BroncoFan623 said:

Yes!! I hate these so much!!!!! They appear on my videos sometimes too.

And I had all of the comments turned off for my videos on YouTube nearly a year ago during the Start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank goodness I didn't had any negative comments from these porn comment bots (aka clueless trolls who were unleashed under the bridge and spamming girl porn links to people's channels what contains virus, fraud schemes of money scams and other attempts).

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Reading a book about Bob Woodward's Rage about Then-US President Racist Donald J Trump that features most of Trump's 18 recorded racist tapes about drinking Kool-aid, George Floyd riots and the largest driver of COVID-19 Pandemic misinformation and Downplaying COVID-19 in the USA according to Wikipedia, the #1 reliable source of the world and other news sources including radio stations. Already borrowed this book from the library. 

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I am tending to the $100 Kijiji gourmet cooking workstation to get some dinner ready.  And trying to convince one of my football buddies to come out but no dice so far.  He completely shut down from the world about 10 days ago.  The mental health impacts continue unabated, sadly, and I can’t seem to get through to the guy anymore.

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2 hours ago, JAX Transit 2000 said:

Looking at Wikipedia, the #1 reliable source of fleet roster for Foothill Transit. 

I always found Wikipedia interesting though it also help created wikis. Since it is an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit and what academic institutions don't want students to use as sources.

Sometimes you may find a good read there too. 

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The bad part about longer days is that the sun comes around my side of the building in the evening and reminds me that my windows need washing..   So today I got off my fat laurels and washed the windows.  Got the fuzzy door mats in the laundry now too, after I shook nearly a ton of winter dirt and gravel from them.

Taking a bit of a break before I wrestle the screen back into the window. (Thankfully no bugs yet) I'd give anything to have longer arms, I really am not suitably built for some chores (light bulbs are another difficulty for me).

I do need to get to Home Depot one day and get a proper mop & bucket so I can wash up the balcony floor. Floors I can reach, LOL. 

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