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Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:01 pm

Society constantly is trying to confuse me. Just about the time when I think that I am not a total moron, along comes a new word. "Upcycle". What the hell does that mean? Upcycle is normally used when a doofus has a console stereo or old TV for sale, and recommends that the new buyer "upcycle" it into a fish tank or liquor cabinet or some such atrocity. The official Wildcat definition of "upcycle" is a more familiar term. "Upchuck". I am sick of new terminology, when the old still works perfectly well. Yeah, I'm definitely getting grouchy. Very Happy

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Post by Guest on Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:01 pm

I can't stand all this new terminology either.

To these people, all I can say is; up-yours! lol!

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:06 pm

Perhaps a new word for "repurpose"? Who knows? All old nice consoles make nice fish tanks or bars. Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

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Post by 75X11 on Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:36 pm

My definition of repurpose or upcycle is to destroy. And to steampunk is to make into a Edwardian demolition derby entry.
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Post by Dr. Radio on Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:44 pm

Up cycle.

Ahh yes....

The correct old fashion term is DOWN grade.
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Post by Doug Burskey on Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:56 pm

And yes there is a website for up cycling!
www.upcyclethat.com

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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:12 pm

How about adding "Works fine, but...." and "easy fix" to the list. Right up there with "prolly needs a tube."

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Post by Ragwire on Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:40 pm

Dr. Radio wrote:Up cycle.

Ahh yes....

The correct old fashion term is DOWN grade.
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Aha...like when you are forced to get a newer version of Windows. I get it now! What a Face

(I can't stand the new corporate psycho babble in mission statements or whatever other meaningless drivle they come up with, either. I'm still trying to get my head around "value added" without puking.)
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Post by tuberadiogeek on Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:12 pm

How about: "It powers up, tubes light up but all I could get was a hum" but it's stated as in working condition.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:16 pm

I chuckle when I see "all natural" eggs. How do we get fake eggs? Union chickens?

And expiration dates on eggs. I ate eggs for nearly 40 years without any dates, period. We would throw eggs in the horse watering tank. If they floated, they were good. If they sank, we rescued them and I threw them at my brother. Laughing

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Post by 75X11 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:31 pm

Don't forget gluten free. To me, that is as vitally important as cootie free. I also like the healthful non pasteurized foodstuffs that periodically sicken folks. I guess that falls under the category of that which does not kill us makes us healthier.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:53 pm

We never had pasteurized cows on the farm.  I never saw a calf die of non-pasteurized milk.  Or a hog die from high cholesterol in hog fat.  If these city people saw what chickens eat in an "au natural" setting, they would not pay double for "free range" or "cage free" eggs.  We used to put chickens in cages to keep them from eating certain things and to keep the coyotes from getting them.  Grandma always kept a radio on in the chicken house.  

There is only one cure for an egg-sucking dog or a lying coon dog. A .38! Shocked

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Post by tuberadiogeek on Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:34 pm

Gluten free... IMO there is no such thing.. Every type of dough product or anything with flour has some gluten in it.. What really cracks me up are all these products that say they are gluten free, but none of them should have gluten in them to begin with..
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Post by 75X11 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:56 pm

Another thing that I wish folks would get over is sea salt. There is an eating joint near here that has that at each table service and none of that horrible salt salt. The sea salt is salt you can sea but not taste. Is that better? I have a pocket salt and pepper that I bring there.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:22 pm

Tyson makes gluten free chicken wings. How does chicken meat get gluten in it to start with? I like sea salt. It tastes like salt to me, but the chunks are bigger is all the difference I see. The frau thinks she is saving my life feeding me sea salt.

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Post by 75X11 on Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:22 am

The only sea salt I have seen is as coarse as popcorn salt and tastes like it's 60% ashtray sand. Very Happy
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:49 am

"60% ashtray sand." cheers

(The frau is not grinning!)

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Post by tuberadiogeek on Wed Dec 24, 2014 1:14 am

I bet chicken wings have breading on them.. and I've never had sea salt.. I imagine it doesn't provide iodine, which is something you need at least some in your diet. I'll personally stick with normal salt.. I don't use much salt as it is..
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Post by Doug Burskey on Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:42 am

To me salt is salt. I know someone that has to add more salt to Frito's corn chips, because they are not salty enough!

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Post by Ragwire on Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:11 am

Not a common everyday term, but electronics related: "RMS power" or "RMS watts" kind of throws me since there is no such thing. There is RMS voltage, but not power. RMS voltage allows you to calculate average power.
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Post by 75X11 on Wed Dec 24, 2014 11:12 am

Sort of like the folks who tell me their stereo must put out at least 8 ohms, as that is the rating of their speakers.
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Post by Doug Burskey on Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:16 pm

I'll hear this on infomercials. It has ......... technology or exclusive ......... technology or made with ........... technology.

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Post by Ragwire on Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:55 am

75X11 wrote:Sort of like the folks who tell me their stereo must put out at least 8 ohms, as that is the rating of their speakers.

Yep...another good one. Laughing
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Post by tuberadiogeek on Fri Dec 26, 2014 8:19 pm

What really annoys me is when people confuse the power consumption of a stereo for the actual output power of the speaker channels.
Also something that is worthless to put on an eBay listing is an "make offer" spot, when most sellers will only reduce the item by 1 dollar..
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:06 pm

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