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  1. Got my pool setup last night. All thats left to do is hook up the filter and order a water delivery. :D This same time last year we were digging out that pool spot for all of June. I'll always remember that back breaking digging. This year we put a light layer of sand down since the level is good and we wont have to worry about the pool shifting at all. I'd like to get a permanent pool at some point. It looks like buying a new ground tarp and water delivery every year will be roughly $200 a year for expenses. And these intex pools are only meant to last roughly 2-4 years, but the pool was roughly $280 on sale I think. Even then its still cheaper than a $2-$5k pool. I might stick with using these cheap pools for years.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I'm assuming you need water delivery because the well would be overburdened to supply the pool? Living on city water my entire life, all I've ever seen people do throw the hose connected to the house over the side and and let it rip. Took a long time granted, and no telling what their water bill was for that month, but it was convenient. XD I guess the ground tarp can't handle a single NY winter? I know people here can use their tarps until the sun bleaches it from dark blue to baby blue so long as a major tropical system doesn't rip it. People anchor those down pretty good.

      You also have to consider the cleaning of a legit ground pool. Gotta climb down in there and scrub it out, who knows what can crawl up under that tarp all those months. I guess it depends one which cons and pros you prefer. Either way its more work that ever want to deal with. One thing I have is an extremely solid long term memory. I can remember things all the way back to when I was 3 years old. I remember when I was 5 til I was about 7, I went to a day care that had a pool. I swam in it a few times, but one year I guess they decided it was too much of a hassle and they just filled it in with concrete. That seemed to be the popular thing to do back in the 80s and 90s. I dunno how it is now when you don't want a pool anymore. I guess buying a ton of concrete is cheaper than demolishing the pool, having the debris removed, and the ton of dirt to fill it in.  

  2. Everyone on SSI got the $1200 and it doesn't count towards the $2000 limit. My family members got it to and didn't have to fill out any paperwork for it. They just got the follow up letter photocopy signed by Trump as a confirmation of the deposit. And it does not count as income or earned income for taxes either.
  3. The looting is some bullshit. Protest and some rioting in the region where it happened ok i can understand that. but robbing target stores and other businesses and burning random places for the hell of it in random parts of the country is just theft and vandalism. Alot of people are using the situation as an excuse to go steal crap and it's not helping the cause. But I will say I blame the f*cked up cops and the judicial system in place that keeps letting them get off the hook. That cop did murder that guy. He was kneeling on his neck arteries until he died and he should be charged with murder. The more stuff like that goes unpunished or "he was fired with paid leave" the more this kind of reaction will happen. All the cops have stun guns now. If someone isn't cooperative they can stun them and the probes stay in them and the cop can stun them again to restrain them again, etc. I have personally talked with alot of cops over the years in NY, none recently thankfully, state, local and county cops. Out of all the ones I've had to talk to I don't trust a single one. On another note, we hit phase 2 of reopening the economy here. All the barber shops, hair salons etc. Are all open again. Pretty much every business is open again I think except for restaurants, movie theaters and other entertainment avenues.
  4. Sledgstone

    The Jimquisition

    Oh crap now I'm feeling some hype.
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    YT thread

    Youtube recommended this video to me for some reason.. and next thing I know I watched 3 of them in a row. Turns out theres a couple channels for this guy. wtf. The guy builds all these mini houses with a stick and all of them have a water feature of some kind, usually a small pool. Whatever country he lives in seems to have ground that is very sandy, at least in the region he does his builds. Some of the comments in the videos are hilarious. "this guy has more houses than the Kardashians"
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    PS Plus Games

    Much better than the free games for May. I do recommend playing the Battlefront 2 campaign. It was enjoyable. Make sure to get the free campaign DLC to finish it. I can't remember if it auto downloads with the game at this point or if you have to manually tell it to download from the menu. Its basically an epilogue mission at the end that ties in to the events of one of the movies. And I've been told the Call of Duty WWII campaign was good. I'll have to try that after I get caught up on GW2.
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    The Jimquisition

    Jim makes alot of great points. Every console hype and new game release hype is almost always full of lies and BS just to generate more hype and pre-orders. I hope the PS5 will be amazing, but I'm not going to be in a rush for buying one.
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    YongYea

    Damn so I guess those rumors of Konami selling Silent Hill and Castlevania to Sony was all nothing. At least there will be a potentially new Silent Hill game.. but lets see if Konami can actually still make a decent game or not.
  9. Grievous and Dooku were amazing villains in clone wars... but like you said... watch them in episode 1 and it's like, wtf, why are they so weak. Grievous especially had some amazing fights in clone wars, but in episode 1 when he's fighting Kenobi it seems so slow paced.
  10. It was snowing just 2 weeks ago and now it's practically a heat wave with multiple days in the 80s. I got my window air conditioners in, but the outdoor support for my big one broke when I was testing it. The window I need this AC unit in is extra wide and can't support the weight of the unit so last year I used an umbrella stand with a metal fence post with a welded pipe on the top. It worked great, but the umbrella stand just not have been good for the weight and it snapped during my test.

    So I spent today making a new support brace out of wood. I used a 4x4 and some scrap 1x6s I had from deck work I did last weekend. It's working good, I just need to fill dirt under the bottom of the base boards and then place some of my huge ass rocks all over the base for extra stability. It's all pressure treated wood so it should last for years.

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    Probably hard to tell from the pics but that's like 40-50 pounds of wood.

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    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Holy crap. XD 

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

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      And so it begins. 😛

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. Screw that. I'll keep my snow storms. XD

  11. I've never used spotify before. I checked their website and I have to make account to even see anything they have to offer. Ehh.
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    YT thread

    Now I need to try prosciutto. Lol. That sounds great. I'll keep my eyes out for speciality meat sampler packs at the store. I'd love to eat a fancy lunchable like that. I've only had smoked cheese once, it was good.. but smoked mac and cheese was another level of yum. There's a variety of cheeses around here at the wineries and apple orchards and distilleries for tourism. Next time I hit one of them I'll have to take some pics. I like to get a bag of fresh cheese curds sometimes. My go to cheddar cheese is helluva good brand. The special reserve does taste more potent but actually tastes a bit too strong sometimes so I mostly stick to buying extra sharp. It tastes great on some triscuits with a slice of pepperoni or summer sausage. Their jalapeno jack is pretty good too. But I don't like helluva good shredded cheeses. I swear they're too greasy if you melt it, like on a pizza.
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    YT thread

    I've never heard of bitlong until your post. It looks really good. Since we're looking at dried meats have you ever tried a cured aged meat? I haven't yet, but this video makes it look really tempting: I'm guessing it has a good shelf life since its literally is dried over 3+ months. It doesn't look like the guy cleans any of the penicillin mold off either before taking a taste.. I suppose that's safe and adds flavor. Lol. I've seen prosciutto sold in packages at grocery stores before but never tried it. I think the only downside is it looks like it needs to be kept refrigerated.
  14. Its finally warmed up around here. It snowed earlier this week and we've had over night freezing multiple days. And then abruptly it was almost 80 yesterday. XD now it's back down to the 60s, but at least it looks like winter is finally over. Now I can get some more yard work done without freezing my ass off. Lol.

    And wtf.. we have gifs again? I thought it was disabled. Lol. Maybe ipb re-enabled it at some point and I never noticed.

    Happy Hailee Steinfeld GIF by Pitch Perfect

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Actually gifs never went away, at least on my end. XD I've been waiting for the button to disappear since you said it was going away and it never did.

      Dance GIF by Jason Clarke

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lmao. I never noticed. XD

      homer simpson doh GIF

  15. Lmao! After watching Clone Wars I figured there must have been large amounts of super weak jedi in the galaxy. I always thought all jedi were badasses, but I guess every group needs their own red shirts/canon fodder units. As for main characters like Anakin or Ashoka I like to think of them in video game terms.. Ashoka getting kidnapped just means she needs to level up more. Around then she's like level 20 imo.. by the end of the series she's like level 99.
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