January 27th, 2019

#6509: Bits and pieces

Not going to spend a lot of time on today's post. I want to play WoW.

So, off we go.

That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works. That's a bullet, not an entire cartridge. It's a full metal jacket bullet with some kind of penetrator tip.

Once again demonstrating that media people don't know anything at all, and can't be bothered with basic research. Well, if the Buzzfeed layoff whines are any indication, it's because they study stupid crap in college instead of anything useful.

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I am 100% fine with this. Actually, I've said it here before, time and again, that we need a border with mines and trenches and walls and maybe Marine sharpshooters.

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Mr. President, do the address from your office and send them a letter. Fuck 'em.

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You know, This makes a very, very good point! Remember when Laura Ingraham made a joke about Little Hitler not making it into UCLA? She was pilloried for months over that.

A kid about the same age as Little Hitler stands and smiles in the face of leftist aggression, and the same media that pilloried Laura Ingraham is calling for him to be fed into a wood chipper for his facecrime.

Yeah, but there's no media bias or anything.

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If the actual goal were to cut carbon emissions, that's what we'd be doing. But the goal is not actually cutting carbon emissions; the left couldn't care less about that. Carbon emissions are a tool, a lever that lets them take control over peoples' lives.

What they want is power, the power to tell you what to do in every avenue of your life. They want to stomp on your face, and they want you to be utterly incapable of stopping them. They want you to celebrate when they announce that the chocolate ration has been increased from thirty grams to twenty-seven. They want to make you eat what they will let you eat, when you eat, how you eat. They want to control how you get to work, what work you do, when you do it, what you make while doing it, and how much of the money you get to keep afterwards. Not that it matters, because they also want to control what you get to spend that money on and how you use it.

Alexandra Ocaiso-Cortez is an adherent to a political philosophy which murdered 100,000,000 people in the 20th century. If you think that she is somehow different, I am here to tell you that you are hopelessly, tragically wrong, and if leftism is able to gain full control over the United States we will experience the full measure of the horrors of socialism.

Russia, Germany, China, North Korea, Cuba, Vietnam, Venezuela--these examples should be more than enough to convince you. If they do not, you are a fool.

#6510: Forecast

5 inches of snow, starting about midnight tonight. Which means tomorrow morning I have to get up about the time Mrs. Fungus does, and go blow down the driveway.

Oh well.

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I am probably getting more pleasure out of powering the MP3 player with that power supply than I ought to, but I think it's pretty cool.

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As for the C64 power supply, I found this transformer which also has a center tap. According to the specifications, the output on the center tap is 6V AC.

Perfect...but for the fact that I don't think it's big enough to provide the power a C64 needs. I need 1.5 amps at 5V and about 1 amp at 9V.

A crying shame, because I otherwise could quite easily use this tranformer to build a C64 power supply, needing to add only parts I that I already have on hand--and it's $12.

But I found that transformer after making only a cursory search online. I'm sure a wider search would yield something suitable. The other option is to get two wall warts, one that outputs 9V AC and one that outputs 5V DC, and bodge them together.

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We'd decided (while on a spontaneous late-night shopping trip) to have pot roast tonight.

My wife wanted me to start the slow cooker before going to bed (we hit the hay at 3 AM for reasons) but I didn't do that because whatever I put in the pot would be mush after twelve hours. I expected to wake up about three or four times, as I usually do; it's typical for me to wake up around 7-8 AM even without an alarm, just to hit the can. I expected this to happen last night because it happens every day, so I figured that when I got up to do that I'd also put the stuff in the pot and get it going.

So, naturally, today was the first day in months that I slept continuously...and woke up at 3 PM.


Probably it has to do with my right shouder. For several days it has been knotted tighter than a professional macrame convention, and nothing would ease the pain and stiffness. I took a hot bath with lots of epsom salts but that only provided temporary relief; before bed I took 1,000 mg of Ibuprofen (which is okay to do as long as you only take it once per 24 hour period). I think that had an effect, because it stopped bothering me, and the poor sleep I got the prior few nights caught up with me.

Oh well. Got the stuff started around 3:30-ish, and it'll be ready for consumption around 8-ish, so it's all good, I guess.