Random Thoughts 14: I can see clearly now 2020 edition

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  1. BCClone

    BCClone Well-Known Member

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    You need to be banned for a day for posting this. I still have nightmares of longhorn network from that.
     
  2. SaraV

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    That did happen these past two times...partial leg paralysis. Felt like they were asleep, then was finally able to flop them over to at least show my brain I could still move.
     
  3. ImJustKCClone

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    Etymology
    The name Amaryllis is taken from a shepherdess in Virgil's pastoral Eclogues, (from the Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarysso), meaning "to sparkle") and also from "Amarella" for the bitterness of the bulb.[4][5]

    Although the 1987 decision settled the question of the scientific name of the genus, the common name "amaryllis" continues to be used differently. Bulbs sold as amaryllis and described as "ready to bloom for the holidays" belong to the allied genus Hippeastrum.[6] The common name "naked lady" used for Amaryllis is also used for other bulbs with a similar growth and flowering pattern; some of these have their own widely used and accepted common names, such as the resurrection lily (Lycoris squamigera). The common name "naked lady" comes from the plant's pattern of flowering when the foliage has died down.[7]
    :p:p:p
     
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  4. BoxsterCy

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    Yes, but not since I was a teen. Was scary as ****.
     
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    Want, even though I don't really drink beer at home anymore.

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  6. SaraV

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    IN-E-BRI-ATE!
     
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    Better Call Saul is such a good show. Could almost argue it is better than Breaking Bad, although I'm sure that would be viewed as sacrilege.

    But Vince Gilligan is one of the very best story-tellers of our time.
     
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    So, KC.....if you have naked ladies around the yard at this time of the year, what's it going to be like in mid-summer? :D

    Just remember that there are multiple ways to interpret that.
     
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    That story gave me goose bumps Sara! Especially the "crawl" part.
     
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    Sara,
    Are you there this morning?
     
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    I thought I remembered DD (hort major) telling naked ladies were the same as surprise lilies. I have amaryllis but no naked ladies.
     
  12. cycloner29

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    Coors Light sells 12 oz cans in 24 packs at Walmart for $20.98. Right next to it is are 24 can cases of 16 oz cans for $19.98. Wondering who missed math class. My thought is great!! FREE BEER!!!
     
  13. ImJustKCClone

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    Once the lilacs are fully leafed out, who's gonna know? :D
     
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    Sorry again for a COVID-19 related post, but saw this link in a newsletter-type email I get and thought you might "enjoy" it, too. We can complain all we want about other people and condemn them for what we think they're doing or not doing, but unless we are those other people we don't have a clue.
    Also, if you're a Miami Heat or NBA fan, you might like it even more. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/udonis-haslem-nba-covid-the-real-miami
     
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  15. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    In my younger days you could buy a six pack of Bud 16 oz cans for .25 more than a 6 pack of 12 oz cans. That was a no brainer. Two extra beers for .25
     
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    With all the talk of naked ladies I'll be interested in seeing what kind of ads start popping up.
     
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  17. ImJustKCClone

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    From a couple of friends at Iowa State University of SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY:
    "I need to update R- a free software package that one can download from CRAN, which has a hub at ISU (so it’s trusted). But I can’t because I don’t have admin privileges. So I have to request someone to take over my computer, then they discover I’m not on the VPN so they have to download that software, install it and log in (which fails SEVERAL times) to download the R update and install the software. This takes ~30 min and since I don’t have my computer but they need me to log in with my credentials - I just sit here"

    "Do NOT even get me started about the inability to do anything on my ISU computer due to my lack of admin privileges. It took nearly 2 weeks to get Remote Desktop working simply because flipping one switch required admin privileges.
    Well, guess I got myself started. But I could also go on and on about how I wouldn’t need Remote Desktop if we didn’t still use a shared drive on a campus server and instead had moved everything to Box. Ok, getting off soapbox now "
     
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    My son received a letter that he is an essential worker, employed at Little Caesar's, and is exempt from the Stay at Home order.
     
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    We are considered "essential" also. We could unplug our little CPUs, take them home, plug them into our power and internet connections, and access everything we need and work at home easily.

    But we don't - simply because, I'm sure, our ******* boss doesn't trust us. :confused:
     
  20. Ms3r4ISU

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    Yep, yep, yep. I don't use Remote desktop while I'm at home, but have been having other issues, like with Webex (now I understand why the University of Minnesota recently switched from Webex to Zoom (opposite of ISU)...

    And that whole needing admins to log in and okay program/app installs and updates was "supposed to keep us all safe" and instead it's making the IT admins work a whole lot more these past couple of weeks. I feel sorry each time I email our IT people about something because it seems my problems are minor compared to others. Then I realize my programs are just as important as anyone else's. Still frustrating, but at least WFH I can turn around and watch birds in my backyard occasionally.
     

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