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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    Gah.

    My wife, who is an otherwise rational person with degrees in math, physics, and engineering physics and is a rabid pro-vaxxer (her sister works for the Gates foundation modeling vaccine efficacy), has somehow fallen for the non-GMO marketing BS. Unbelievable. This in spite of the following organizations saying that GMO foods are perfectly safe:

    National Academy of Sciences: "To date, no adverse health effects attributed to genetic engineering have been documented in the human population."
    American Association for the Advancement of Science: "The science is quite clear: crop improvement by the modern molecular techniques of biotechnology is safe."
    American Medical Association: "Bioengineered foods have been consumed for close to 20 years [in 2012], and during that time, no overt consequences on human health have been reported and/or substantiated in the peer-reviewed literature"
    Food and Drug Administration: "Credible evidence has demonstrated that foods from the Genetically Engineered plant varieties marketed to date are as safe as comparable, non-Genetically Engineered foods."
    Royal Society: "Foods derived from GM crops have been consumed by hundreds of millions of people across the world for more than 15 years [in 2008], with no reported ill effects"
    European Commission: "These [GMO development and research] activities provide at least equal assurance of the safety of these foods compared to conventional counterparts."
    World Health Organization: "No effects on human health have been shown as a result of the consumption of such foods by the general population in the countries where they have been approved."

    Yes, you *CAN* be too careful - otherwise, staying in bed all day wearing a football helmet would be considered perfectly rational.
    NPR had a thing on about that at one point that was very even handed. More about how it will affect diversity than it is unhealthful.

    Also heard a verrrrry interesting thing on about how the genetically engineered/hybridization has bred things to be seedless and plumper. This apparently encourages the plants to increase the sugar content and decrease the fiber content in the fruits. Natural fruits used to be smaller and less tasty but more nutrient filled. Over time we have bred them to be sweeter and seedless. THey figured this out looking at zoo animals who do very poorly natural fruits/veggies. They need to feed them specially formulated pellets or they have issues.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Marketing BS is right. Non-GMO is a complete load of ****. The only positive is, that little logo on packaging says what not to buy. Bring on the GMOs, I'll eat them all.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    Gah.
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    Yes, you *CAN* be too careful - otherwise, staying in bed all day wearing a football helmet would be considered perfectly rational.
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    Fruit flies.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    Fruit flies.
    1) Take an empty soda bottle.
    2) Cut off the bottom 2 inches or so.
    3) Fill halfway with apple cider vinegar.
    4) Add a drop or two of dish soap to break the surface tension of the vinegar.
    5) Seal with Saran wrap and poke a couple holes.
    6) Watch them drop like...well, flies.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    1) Take an empty soda bottle.
    2) Cut off the bottom 2 inches or so.
    3) Fill halfway with apple cider vinegar.
    4) Add a drop or two of dish soap to break the surface tension of the vinegar.
    5) Seal with Saran wrap and poke a couple holes.
    6) Watch them drop like...well, flies.
    I'll try this, because the fly paper isn't working. Thank you.
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    Just make sure to swap it out after a few days. My gf left one out for too long and some that didnt die actually mated inside. A few then escaped the holes.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    1) Take an empty soda bottle.
    2) Cut off the bottom 2 inches or so.
    3) Fill halfway with apple cider vinegar.
    4) Add a drop or two of dish soap to break the surface tension of the vinegar.
    5) Seal with Saran wrap and poke a couple holes.
    6) Watch them drop like...well, flies.
    And scour your cupboards for any hidden food that may be either rotting or overly ripe.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    The apple cider vinegar trick is working. Later, I'll check the cupboards for over ripe food.
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    Every time Christmas is mentioned before Thanksgiving, Santa is forced to execute another elf.

    War on Christmas? Christmas is waging war on us.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    To preface, "672" is chlorinated alkaline cleaner. Caustic is an understatement; I have to wear a face shield, rubber gloves, and a rain suit to every time I handle it. Earlier this year, I mishandled it, didn't have my face shield down, and it splashed on my face. I felt it for about a week and a half.

    So, 7 AM, I was told I needed to use 672 to help clean my machine this morning. this particular chemical helps take care of build up. I was told to be careful, and this guy made a motion of a face shield.

    9:30, I tell him I'm having trouble getting the sprayer to spray, so without PPE on, he comes over and starts handling this chemical. Unscrewing the pump off the spray bottle, moving it while it's open, etc. I tell him to back away, that he needs a face shield, etc to handle this stuff, and he doesn't listen. So I told a supervisor, that being the only thing I could do.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by MissThundercat View Post
    To preface, "672" is chlorinated alkaline cleaner. Caustic is an understatement; I have to wear a face shield, rubber gloves, and a rain suit to every time I handle it. Earlier this year, I mishandled it, didn't have my face shield down, and it splashed on my face. I felt it for about a week and a half.

    So, 7 AM, I was told I needed to use 672 to help clean my machine this morning. this particular chemical helps take care of build up. I was told to be careful, and this guy made a motion of a face shield.

    9:30, I tell him I'm having trouble getting the sprayer to spray, so without PPE on, he comes over and starts handling this chemical. Unscrewing the pump off the spray bottle, moving it while it's open, etc. I tell him to back away, that he needs a face shield, etc to handle this stuff, and he doesn't listen. So I told a supervisor, that being the only thing I could do.
    Being HAZMAT certified, even though I don't deal with HAZMAT materials anymore, that dude should be reprimanded at best, fired at worst.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Being HAZMAT certified, even though I don't deal with HAZMAT materials anymore, that dude should be reprimanded at best, fired at worst.
    He was reprimanded yesterday.

    I still wonder how he can be that dumb.

    Hell, the fumes from that make my skin itchy.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Wife and kids left for Bangkok today - I won't be joining them until the 27th. The first few days of freedom won't even be fun since it's the start of the work week and by Wednesday I'll be bored.

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    Accidentally getting my opposite thumb with the microplane grater. Next time, zest the orange a little smarter.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    I’d wager a guess that about 60%-65% of people who have drivers licenses shouldn’t be allowed to drive.

    A metro mobility bus was at a railroad with a stoplight just after it. Snelling North and County C and I’m turning left onto C, for those in the cities. The bus throws on its flashers but the light is red and we’re backed up beyond the tracks.

    The guy immediately in front of me just goes into an absolute panic. He swerves, in what appears to be an attempt to get back onto Snelling. Decides against it and then stops like 30 feet back from the bus and throws on his flashers. Turns them off and then slowly, like 2 mph, starts inching up towards the bus while the light is still red.

    The light turns green, the bus pulls up to the tracks with its flashers still on. The guy in front of me doesn’t move up with the bus. He waits until the flashers go off and he then starts moving forward.

    He gets through the light and I’m left with a hard ****ing red and I’m not wanting to run through a hard red on Snelling. So I miss two long effing cycles.

    If you: A) don’t know how to handle a bus at a RR intersection or B) know how to not panic on the road, you should probably just never drive. Ever.

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    I would be for going through a full driver's test every 5 years or something. Not only to remind people of how to drive, but to also learn/obey any new laws that have been enacted.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    I would be for going through a full driver's test every 5 years or something. Not only to remind people of how to drive, but to also learn/obey any new laws that have been enacted.
    Agree. So many simple things that people forget from Drivers Ed. Lately, people stopping at lights past the lines grinds my gears. If I'm turning right, I can't see if anyone is coming when you're stopped past the line to my left (especially if you have a huge SUV or truck). It's not that hard. There's no snow. You can see the line. It's there for a reason.

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    You can see the line. It's there for a reason.
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