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Post: # 5304Unread post worth1
Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:48 pm

That's right it's back under a new name.
Just keep it within the guidelines of the forum rules and all will be well.
I got the idea in the old country to help me get over the loss of my wife and it had tons of responses.
This thread is a place to put ideas, thoughts and or discoveries in an area that doesn't really justify a new thread.
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Post: # 5326Unread post pondgardner
Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:46 pm

@worth1,
I think you would have been fine using the other name, although after looking up the meaning of "stochastic", it is considered to be a more modern term instead of "random", so it may be more appropriate to this site. Good call!
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:27 pm

I borrowed a 1/2 drive impact driver from my neighbor some time ago.
Haven't seen him in awhile and saw him New year's day.
Told him I had his driver and he said he didn't remember me borrowing it.
He's getting up there and don't see him out much anymore.
We are always borrowing stuff from each other.
He told me I could have it and he had another one anyway.
He's the guy that turned me on to the exotic wood I have.
We always do a lot for eachother.
I fixed his sewer line one time.
Then there was the great tree cutting down extravaganza.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:35 pm

I just had to replace a battery in one of the vehicles and couldn't find my metric sockets (I need to get better organized). Anyway, a quick trip to the neighbor next door sure bailed me out this time and I am sure I will return the favor in some way in the future.
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Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm

Stochastics is also a stock market trading indicator. I remember it from my day trading days. There are lots of indicators, but virtually all of them use current price in the formula. People think they tell the future, but are really just a different view of the present.
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:42 am

I'm glad you mentioned to stay within the guidelines of the forum rules. Otherwise, this thread could quickly go into a stochastic gradient descent. Literally or figuratively. ;)
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Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:48 am

Cole_Robbie wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Stochastics is also a stock market trading indicator. I remember it from my day trading days. There are lots of indicators, but virtually all of them use current price in the formula. People think they tell the future, but are really just a different view of the present.


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Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:21 am

Had yet someone else dart out in front of me yesterday morning in the dark in the fog while I was driving.
Several people have been ran over around here due to this.
Two 30 minutes apart from each other.
None of these people have lived from it.
Last week or so someone was standing right on the white line or just inside it of the highway in the foggy dark and I didn't see them until I was right up on them going 70 miles an hour.
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Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm

Why the heck were you doing 70 in the fog?

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Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:37 pm

Nan6b wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:17 pm
Why the heck were you doing 70 in the fog?
Not that bad of a fog but a misty fog.
If you dont you will get ran over.
Trust me I hate it and I hate driving in this horrific traffic, white knuckles all the way to work.
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:27 pm

I thought the same thing, lol.
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Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:08 pm

A couple of days ago some idiot pulled out right in front of us; DH just about stood the car on its nose. Today, at that same intersection, a terrible multi-car accident. And the weather today was dry & partly sunny. :-\
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:21 am

Driving in fog is always much more dangerous, light or heavy fog. Much safer to leave earlier and avoid the worst of the traffic, less stress and less dangerous, especially at too fast for the conditions driving that many do. So many people just drive stupidly and /or dangerously to others and they are the scary ones!!

Edie, we have a bad intersection here in town like that. For some reason, maybe because it is near a mall, the red lights tend to be run often, and some really bad accidents have happened there.

All one can do, if the area cannot be avoided, is drive defensively and not above one's abilities in the current weather conditions.

And put the danged phone down or use hands free!!
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 am

Why does it drive me so crazy when someone writes the same vowel or a consonant to extend a 2 letter word into a 25 letter word?
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:35 am

Totally forgot what end of Austin I was working on today.
Needed to stop by someplace to pick up something and thought I was going to have to drive through Bastrop to get to it.
Turns out I'm driving right past the place.
That's about 12 miles total round trip to do.
Now it is like less than a mile.
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:54 pm

Stopped off to get my new glasses today.
Got home and found out my cat Smokey is a raccoon.
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:19 pm

The Origin Of “Piss Poor” And Other Popular Sayings.


They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low

Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . …… . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.


Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof… Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive… So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

Now, who said History was boring?
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Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:32 pm

Thank you so much for the history lesson. It is not a good day unless you have learned something, so you have made my day today. Thank you.
I also learned that I am glad that I live in 2020 and have a pot to piss in and that I am not piss poor. :lol:
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Post: # 6789Unread post Ginger2778
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:18 pm

Rajun Gardener wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:19 pm
The Origin Of “Piss Poor” And Other Popular Sayings.


They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & Sold to the tannery…….if you had to do this to survive you were “Piss Poor”
But worse than that were the really poor folk who couldn’t even afford to buy a pot……they “didn’t have a pot to piss in” & were the lowest of the low

Here are some facts about the 1500s:
Most people got married in June because they took their yearly bath in May, and they still smelled pretty good by June.. However, since they were starting to smell . …… . Brides carried a bouquet of flowers to hide the body odor. Hence the custom today of carrying a bouquet when getting Married.


Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children. Last of all the babies. By then the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.. Hence the saying, “Don’t throw the baby out with the Bath water!”

Houses had thatched roofs-thick straw-piled high, with no wood underneath. It was the only place for animals to get warm, so all the cats and other small animals (mice, bugs) lived in the roof. When it rained it became slippery and sometimes the animals would slip and fall off the roof… Hence the saying “It’s raining cats and dogs.”

There was nothing to stop things from falling into the house. This posed a real problem in the bedroom where bugs and other droppings could mess up your nice clean bed. Hence, a bed with big posts and a sheet hung over the top afforded some protection. That’s how canopy beds came into existence.

The floor was dirt. Only the wealthy had something other than dirt. Hence the saying, “Dirt poor.” The wealthy had slate floors that would get slippery in the winter when wet, so they spread thresh (straw) on floor to help keep their footing. As the winter wore on, they added more thresh until, when you opened the door, it would all start slipping outside. A piece of wood was placed in the entrance-way. Hence: a thresh hold.

In those old days, they cooked in the kitchen with a big kettle that always hung over the fire.. Every day they lit the fire and added things to the pot. They ate mostly vegetables and did not get much meat. They would eat the stew for dinner, leaving leftovers in the pot to get cold overnight and then start over the next day. Sometimes stew had food in it that had been there for quite a while. Hence the rhyme: Peas porridge hot, peas porridge cold, peas porridge in the pot nine days old. Sometimes they could obtain pork, which made them feel quite special. When visitors came over, they would hang up their bacon to show off. It was a sign of wealth that a man could, “bring home the bacon.” They would cut off a little to share with guests and would all sit around and chew the fat.

Those with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Bread was divided according to status. Workers got the burnt bottom of the loaf, the family got the middle, and guests got the top, or the upper crust.

Lead cups were used to drink ale or whiskey. The combination would Sometimes knock the imbibers out for a couple of days. Someone walking along the road would take them for dead and prepare them for burial.. They were laid out on the kitchen table for a couple of days and the family would gather around and eat and drink and wait and see if they would wake up. Hence the custom of holding a wake.

England is old and small and the local folks started running out of places to bury people. So they would dig up coffins and would take the bones to a bone-house, and reuse the grave. When reopening these coffins, 1 out of 25 coffins were found to have scratch marks on the inside and they realized they had been burying people alive… So they would tie a string on the wrist of the corpse, lead it through the coffin and up through the ground and tie it to a bell. Someone would have to sit out in the graveyard all night (the graveyard shift.) to listen for the bell; thus, someone could be, saved by the bell or was considered a dead ringer.

Now, who said History was boring?
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Post: # 6792Unread post peebee
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:27 pm

Ginger2778 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:30 am
Why does it drive me so crazy when someone writes the same vowel or a consonant to extend a 2 letter word into a 25 letter word?
As in sooooooooo? :lol: That drives me crazy too!
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