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Re: Random randomness

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Post by hitbyambulance » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 am

this wool military (surplus) long coat from Romania. looks like the price rose to $25, but i have no idea why these are selling for so cheap in the first place - it's an amazing deal. looks awesome, incredibly warm, lots of neat pockets and it'll last for decades if well cared for. i can't wear it while bicycling, tho - it goes past my knees.

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Post by Blackhawk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:47 am

tjg_marantz wrote:
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Blackhawk wrote:For a coat? :shock: That's insane.
Lol. Noooo.
Lol. Yessss.

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Post by Daehawk » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:51 am

I have a very nice peacoat . Had it about 7 years. Worn it maybe 3 times. I tend to run hot so it doesn't get cold enough to wear it..20 is too warm. Got it at Express one year on a super sale price. its very nice. Love it.
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Re: Random randomness

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Blackhawk wrote:
tjg_marantz wrote:
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Blackhawk wrote:For a coat? :shock: That's insane.
Lol. Noooo.
Lol. Yessss.

If your goal is effective transportation, the existence of gold plated Lamborghinis doesn't make a Porsche a smart choice.
I guess we have different definitions of insane.
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Re: Random randomness

Post by LordMortis » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:13 am

Ack. With this check for my winter property taxes, I only have one check left. I have no idea where my checkbooks are. This last checkbook has lasted me since 2014. Adding "find out where checkbooks are and see if I have any left" to the to do list.

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Re: Random randomness

Post by stessier » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:36 am

Blackhawk wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:47 am
tjg_marantz wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am
Blackhawk wrote:For a coat? :shock: That's insane.
Lol. Noooo.
Lol. Yessss.

If your goal is effective transportation, the existence of gold plated Lamborghinis doesn't make a Porsche a smart choice.
No one is buying those Star Wars coats because they are effective at keeping a person warm. That they keep a person warm is a bonus. In that realm, it's not insane.
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Post by Max Peck » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:01 am

My winter coat is a Propper ACU ECWCS Gore-Tex parka shell that I bought new for about $250. It's taken every kind of winter weather that southern Canada can throw at it for the last decade, and it'll probably outlast me.
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Re: Random randomness

Post by Holman » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:50 am

stessier wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:36 am
Blackhawk wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:47 am
tjg_marantz wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:24 am
Blackhawk wrote:For a coat? :shock: That's insane.
Lol. Noooo.
Lol. Yessss.

If your goal is effective transportation, the existence of gold plated Lamborghinis doesn't make a Porsche a smart choice.
No one is buying those Star Wars coats because they are effective at keeping a person warm. That they keep a person warm is a bonus. In that realm, it's not insane.
People should be careful, though.

I bought a replica of Luke's light saber and the thing doesn't even work.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 am

Holman wrote:
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People should be careful, though.

I bought a replica of Luke's light saber and the thing doesn't even work.
I would have thought you were more of a slow knife man.
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Isgrimnur wrote:
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Holman wrote:
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People should be careful, though.

I bought a replica of Luke's light saber and the thing doesn't even work.
I would have thought you were more of a slow knife man.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:04 am

Holman wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:00 am
Isgrimnur wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:54 am
Holman wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:50 am
People should be careful, though.

I bought a replica of Luke's light saber and the thing doesn't even work.
I would have thought you were more of a slow knife man.
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Post by GreenGoo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:19 am

Slow knife...something something...the shield.

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Post by AWS260 » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:32 am

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Post by ImLawBoy » Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:04 pm

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One of my former employers once bought everybody a Columbia winter jacket with their logo. I wore that coat for 10+ years until it was threadbare, and then I bought another Columbia jacket. I think I spent around $150. After 7 or 8 years it's getting a little rough around the edges. In a couple of years I'll buy another one. I like those Columbia jackets.

Based on that experience I spent the big bucks ($200-ish) on a pair of Columbia boots. They sprang a leak after just 3 years. Good jacket companies don't necessarily make good boots.
I bought an Eddie Bauer leather coat for winter wear about 17 years ago. I wore it into work today. I think it just looks nicely weathered. (Probably cost in the neighborhood of $300-350 when I bought it.)
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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:34 pm

It must have been like 20-30 years ago, I was on Polk and Vallejo or thereabouts, in San Francisco, there's a leather jacket shop there. Bought a bomber jacket. The label says very clearly, do NOT wash outside EVER, just wipe with wet rag. Inside can be dry-cleaned. It had F-14s as the inside liner. Wore it for two decades (it's that large). About 5 years ago, when I moved, a relative decided that jacket needed a cleaning... took it to be dry cleaned... Except they didn't follow directions. The jacket came back like it had bad case of mange and got shaved in random spots. All the brown/leather sheen were gone, some parts brighter than others. It's totally ruined. Had to toss it.

Found it, it's still there! http://www.johnsonleather.com/m-120.htm Can't afford the prices now though.
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Post by Holman » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:12 pm

My kids were hugely into Thomas the Tank Engine when they were little. We read them the original Awdry story books, and at one point a noisy chaos is described as including bells, fire alarms, and "air raid sirens."

So apparently the island of Sodor has an air raid problem?

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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:15 pm

I think that Thomas footage was labelled as "Tankana" on Boingboing to make a joke about Ken Block's Gymkhana.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:46 pm

malchior wrote:
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Re: Random randomness

Post by Madmarcus » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 am
this wool military (surplus) long coat from Romania. looks like the price rose to $25, but i have no idea why these are selling for so cheap in the first place - it's an amazing deal. looks awesome, incredibly warm, lots of neat pockets and it'll last for decades if well cared for. i can't wear it while bicycling, tho - it goes past my knees.
I've seen that coat and similar one on surplus sites and never pulled the trigger. Do they really work as casual / everyday winter coats or does the double breasted plus epaulets just look like a costume? It looks like I'm moving to a colder climate next year so I've suddenly gained an interest in wool coats.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:13 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:
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"This Tweet from @stxvo has been withheld in response to a report from the copyright holder."
Pretty sure it was this video.
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Madmarcus wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:11 pm
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Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:18 am
this wool military (surplus) long coat from Romania. looks like the price rose to $25, but i have no idea why these are selling for so cheap in the first place - it's an amazing deal. looks awesome, incredibly warm, lots of neat pockets and it'll last for decades if well cared for. i can't wear it while bicycling, tho - it goes past my knees.
I've seen that coat and similar one on surplus sites and never pulled the trigger. Do they really work as casual / everyday winter coats or does the double breasted plus epaulets just look like a costume? It looks like I'm moving to a colder climate next year so I've suddenly gained an interest in wool coats.
it does work. you need a heavy coat hanger for it tho, lol. and it is a bit scratchy, being wool and all.

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Post by stessier » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:29 am

We are having our office potluck/Christmas party today. They started frying turkeys at 8am. Any idea how hard it is to work at a desk while surrounded by the smells of frying turkeys???
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Post by LordMortis » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:32 am

When you are as nauseated as I am right now, I'd imagine pretty hard. Though I rather doubt that is what you meant.

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Post by Paingod » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:38 am

LordMortis wrote:
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When you are as nauseated as I am right now, I'd imagine pretty hard. Though I rather doubt that is what you meant.
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:53 am

Awesome. 11 days after my first 1TB drive failed, the second (backup) drive (that was installed at the same time) is also now failing. Same manufacturer, same model, purchased at the same time when the PC was built. I have the best (random) luck ever.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:54 am

That's not random.
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Post by Smoove_B » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:02 pm

Oh, I knew it was going to fail. But today? Today of all days? Random - and annoying.

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Oh, I knew it was going to fail. But today? Today of all days? Random - and annoying.
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it does work. you need a heavy coat hanger for it tho, lol. and it is a bit scratchy, being wool and all.
Since my wife didn't think the idea of a surplus coat was an instant fail I might just pick one up. On the other hand I'm a complete fashion klutz and figure if I think it looks ok it is probably hideous. I will say that the color of the Romanian one isn't my favorite so I'm still looking around.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:10 pm

Madmarcus wrote:
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it does work. you need a heavy coat hanger for it tho, lol. and it is a bit scratchy, being wool and all.
Since my wife didn't think the idea of a surplus coat was an instant fail I might just pick one up. On the other hand I'm a complete fashion klutz and figure if I think it looks ok it is probably hideous. I will say that the color of the Romanian one isn't my favorite so I'm still looking around.
it is a very military green. but the Swedish one may be more to your liking (blue).

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:55 pm

Im pretty sick. Had a flu shot last month and dont think its that bad. My face swelled up with a gum infection that decided to race up my nose area to my forehead. On antibiotics. So much pain in my face. Im shivering like a Eskimo...if they uncontrollably shiver for no reason. I get just a little cold or none at all and just shake the water out of my glass. If I have a fever its very small. Feel bad.
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Post by dbt1949 » Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:09 am

Been two weeks and I'm starting to get over my flu.
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Post by GreenGoo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:55 am

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Im pretty sick. Had a flu shot last month and dont think its that bad. My face swelled up with a gum infection that decided to race up my nose area to my forehead. On antibiotics. So much pain in my face. Im shivering like a Eskimo...if they uncontrollably shiver for no reason. I get just a little cold or none at all and just shake the water out of my glass. If I have a fever its very small. Feel bad.
Have you tried brushing and/or flossing your teeth? Ounce of prevention and all that.

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Post by Holman » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:10 am

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:14 am

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Im pretty sick. Had a flu shot last month and dont think its that bad. My face swelled up with a gum infection that decided to race up my nose area to my forehead. On antibiotics. So much pain in my face. Im shivering like a Eskimo...if they uncontrollably shiver for no reason. I get just a little cold or none at all and just shake the water out of my glass. If I have a fever its very small. Feel bad.
Have you tried brushing and/or flossing your teeth? Ounce of prevention and all that.
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Re: Random randomness

Post by GreenGoo » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:31 am

Ah. Sorry for your health problems.

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