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Yeah, I don't think a properly functioning power supply is supposed to do that. I should check the specs, as it certainly seems like a resettable breaker in there.
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I just got what's probably the strangest phone call of my professional career. The accountant upstairs just called and said I seemed like the outdoorsy type, not afraid of frogs, maybe ones not doing so well. Come again? Just come upstairs.

She'd been keeping a pair of tiny frogs and one was a bit sickly earlier in the week and wound up upside-down on the bottom of the cage this morning. She wouldn't even look at it, much less touch it. Afraid it may make the other one sick, she wanted it out now. Trusty Gerber to a burial at sea. As +Eric Chastain said, he croaked. :groan:

Does this mean I can add dead body disposal to my job description?
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If we were only so lucky.
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Weekend cabin with the Hughes. I don't think the trail past the end of the road existed last year. There is a heck of a lot more of it, too, and it's all well marked and ATV ready for next year.

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Name: Blairsville, GA 03/10/2013 10:06am
Activity type: hiking
Description: -
Total distance: 2.92 km (1.8 mi)
Total time: 41:51
Moving time: 33:06
Average speed: 4.18 km/h (2.6 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.28 km/h (3.3 mi/h)
Max speed: 15.30 km/h (9.5 mi/h)
Average pace: 14.35 min/km (23.1 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 11.35 min/km (18.3 min/mi)
Fastest pace: 3.92 min/km (6.3 min/mi)
Max elevation: 716 m (2350 ft)
Min elevation: 588 m (1929 ft)
Elevation gain: 260 m (854 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 03/10/2013 10:06am

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While I'm not into Halloween like some folks I know, this is still pretty neat to see it work.
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I drive 20 miles on a 4-lane controlled access highway each direction every day, and despite the fact that it's not overly busy (never enough traffic to drop the average flow below the 65 speed limit) and rarely sees speed traps (see them less than once a month), I don't usually see anyone driving more than 80-85. 

Today, a black Porsche blew by me going at least 100, and the best part? His license plate was THESTIG. :lol:
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I'm looking at buying a spool of ethernet cable. I need a couple GbE-capable long cables by me (my long cable is a nearly out of spec 100 Mbit wire that's picky about equipment at each end), and I'll probably end up running a wire or two in my parents house after the walls go up before the sheet rock goes on. I have a few questions for anyone who does more networking work.

1)  I really like the feel of stranded cable. They're much more flexible and only a couple dollars more for a 1000 ft spool. Is there a major technical reason not to go with stranded?

2) I have some RJ-45 ends and a crimper bought off eBay more than a decade ago. This was long before anything in the consumer space worried about gigabit. Are they still good for it, or has something changed where I should buy new ones?

3) Over at #monoprice  I can get Cat6 550 MHz for $110, or Cat5e 350 MHz for $83. Do I get anything worthwhile going Cat6, like longer cable lengths, less interference, etc? I'm not overly concerned with my cabling being good for 10 GbE whenever that rolls down the pipe in the future, but I would like solid 1 GbE performance for the life of the cable.

4) Any testing tools to recommend? It's nice to have something a little more definitive that I screwed up crimping a cable than plugging it in and trying to get networking to work. Something mobile would be particularly useful, especially if I'm going to poke at a house without power.
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What am I?
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Well, the other thing is that the first one of those that I killed actually had all its babies all over it.  I didn't know that at the time, and when I slapped it with a shoe, the little spiders scattered.  I got the vacuum out after the thing and sucked them all up and left the thing on the porch for a month.  
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While I do miss the album as an art form, thankfully the mixed sets in the electronic music world have picked up the slack reasonably well in the last decade. I listened to PVD's Seven Ways again today and was reminded of how much better an album can be than a well arranged and mixed set of individual hit songs. Here's hoping Daft Punk doesn't disappoint. I've always been a huge fan of Discovery and Interstella.
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Okay, this is pretty neat. It's simple, but it makes perfect sense.
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"Bob was reportedly making several hundred thousand dollars per year while paying roughly $50,000 per year to the Chinese developers who were doing his work for him. Bob was spending his day watching cat videos, surfing Facebook, and messing around on eBay"

ROFL!
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When life imitates The Onion, we know we're in trouble.
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I finally decided to buy some kitchen knives. I've managed to live the last year with nothing more than a mediocre set of steak knives. That means I couldn't slice a watermelon or a loaf of bread, and cutting chicken or onions with a single side serrated blade isn't the easiest of tasks.

I'm trying, in general, to spend the money on nice things that I'll never in my life have to buy again, so I plunked down some good change on a Shun Ken Onion set. Woot had it up today for a couple hundred bucks less than I could find it elsewhere, and I had read good things about Shun as a manufacturer, and Ken Onion as a designer (the Kershaw I carry in my pocket daily is a Ken Onion).
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New set contains the same incorrect 4" chef's knife that I already had. I'm guessing woot just didn't have what they advertised.
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