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by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: The Stupid - It Burns!
Replies: 1500
Views: 133914

Re: The Stupid - It Burns!

People doing silly things is a favorite topic many places including the public safety radio support forums. During a recent system wide upgrade, a tech reported one officer showed up for the required update to his portable radio minus a battery. He stated it hadn't worked in almost a year since some...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28805
Views: 1369078

Re: Hijack this thread

Record store? What is that? I know. A dinosaur from a not too long ago era. But, Portland has plenty of resale places to get new and used vinyl, cd's, and tapes. In this case, he was trying to get to Everyday Music - an OMG-it-has-everything store. It has all the ambiance of a 60's head shop and a ...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28805
Views: 1369078

Re: Hijack this thread

He was in a hurry to get to a record store downtown before it closed. Record store? What is that? I know. A dinosaur from a not too long ago era. But, Portland has plenty of resale places to get new and used vinyl, cd's, and tapes. In this case, he was trying to get to Everyday Music - an OMG-it-ha...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28805
Views: 1369078

Re: Hijack this thread

I probably told this story before how I went through three pickup trucks in three months. 2007, the week of Thanksgiving, evening commute, dark highway and rubber banding traffic, rear ended by a new Volkswagon bus. Her car was fully in the bed of my truck. The week of Christmas, similar traffic con...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

it boils down to budget. I assumed, but there's the prevention and cure thing. Every year, as soon as fire season is over, the discussion begin *again* about how to properly manage the forests. The cost / benefit ratios of everything get dragged out, mulled, chewed, spit out, and discarded. Rinse. ...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1749
Views: 125983

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

When someone near me is moving into a home, I go over and say hi and offer coffee. As easy as it is to do, the fine art of friendliness is not practiced by everyone. When I'm outside and see new faces in the neighborhood, I wave and say Hi as if I've known them forever. But, I give them their space...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

it boils down to budget.
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28805
Views: 1369078

Re: Hijack this thread

Today was a horrible day; my car got totaled with me in it. I’m jolted but otherwise fine. Dual road, two lanes each direction 45mph we were bending a slight curve to the right, light ahead. The car in front stepped on her brake so I stepped on mine and suddenly got plowed in the rear end by a blue...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

We got a lot of rain yesterday afternoon. Hopefully it helped knock the fires down. The air seems clear now. I actually saw some blue skies before sunset, and stars last night. The state fire dashboard says the total number of active fires is down to 11 from +30. And all the evacuation zone maps hav...
by Bill_G
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again
Replies: 1749
Views: 125983

Re: Racism in America Becoming Fashionable Again

Any time you are responding to an in-progress call, it is treated as an actual. You cannot just saunter in and chat up whoever is there. It's how cops get killed. As far as I can tell from the video, the cops did everything exactly right. Made contact, explained the situation, temporarily detained ...
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

Lot of that going around. We are delivering all spare materials we have on hand to crews all over.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 28805
Views: 1369078

Re: Hijack this thread

Frater I*I wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Foggy wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:18 pm What book would tell you how far away it is TODAY?
One that comes with a slide rule naturally :-D
My clay tile ephemeris has an abacus.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

NMgirl wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:08 pm
Bill_G wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:51 am
NMgirl wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:18 am

:rotflmao: for your comments above.
If we can't laugh, we'd just cry. Gotta stay optimistic. These are wonderous times.
You and other Fogbowzers on this thread considerably lightened my morning.
:grouphug:
:grouphug:

Backatcha
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

NMgirl wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:18 am
Bill_G wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:44 am PS: We sent it by next day air.
:rotflmao: for your comments above.
If we can't laugh, we'd just cry. Gotta stay optimistic. These are wonderous times.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

Perhaps you aren't using it correctly. User error. Not a warranty issue. But, for an appropriate fee, we would be glad to offer our concierge consultation services.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: ICE and forced hysterectomy
Replies: 47
Views: 863

Re: ICE and forced hysterectomy

So, I guess the E in ICE stands for eugenics.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

Did I mention that all our smoke is organic, free range, sustainable, and available by next day air?

We are offering free samples whether you want it or not. Not quite as obnoxious as the perfume girl at the department store, but almost.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

PS: We sent it by next day air.
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

When I was outside yesterday morning, I looked up at the pink disk of the sun in the sky, and immediately thought of John Fogarty, and Bad Moon Rising. Come on over 1500 miles east. The sky has been nothing but a haze for the past three days. I can barely see the sun. The weather forecasts have bee...
by Bill_G
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

When I was outside yesterday morning, I looked up at the pink disk of the sun in the sky, and immediately thought of John Fogarty, and Bad Moon Rising.
by Bill_G
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

I'm trying to decide if I like pine scented atmosphere, or would prefer apple wood, mesquite, or even Ranch? Definitely not Sriracha.
by Bill_G
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Fire!
Replies: 2324
Views: 130870

Re: Fire!

You do not want to be under that stuff. At all. Ugh.

Some tower site fire porn that got sent around the company today. This is Bloomer near Chico CA. The site is operational still, but has generator problems.
by Bill_G
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: ▼▲ Next Fogbow Virtual Meetup -- Tues., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. POLL!
Replies: 24
Views: 519

Re: ▼▲ Next Fogbow Virtual Meetup -- Tues., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m. POLL!

Though I selected option 3, I should amend that to: I run a witness protection program. My evenings are usually booked.

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