Message from discussion What have you been playing... IN OCTOBER 2012?
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From: Xocyll <Xoc...@kingston.net>
Subject: Re: What have you been playing... IN OCTOBER 2012?
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Phat_Jethro <m...@work.com> looked up from reading the entrails of the
porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:
>On 11/9/2012 1:04 PM, Xocyll wrote:
>> Mike S. <Mik...@nowhere.com> looked up from reading the entrails of the
>> porn spammer to utter "The Augury is good, the signs say:
>>> On Thu, 08 Nov 2012 11:57:35 -0500, Tim O <timo56REM...@hotmail.com>
>>>> Minecraft... I never totally "got" this. I did buy it during the beta
>>>> and played it for a few days, then just kind of lost interest in it.
>>>> My buddy and his kid set up a server and were putting tons of hours
>>>> into making a little village with it, so I tried to get back into it.
>>>> Its a time-waster for sure, but I'm still not totally taken with it.
>>>> Ironically, hurricane Sandy has pretty much forced me to play the
>>>> real-world version of Minecraft. lol
>>> How long were you without power? I had no power for seven full days at
>>> home, and five days at work. I've never been in a blackout that lasted
>>> as long as this one.
>> I take it you weren't in the path of the big Ice storm of '98? I seem
>> to recall there were people who were without power for weeks after that,
>> since the distribution lines (and poles and such) were taken down all
>> over the place, especially in northern New York state.
>> We got warnings about Sandy here, but almost nothing happened. I didn't
>> even get a power flicker though a few people were without power for some
>> hours from downed lines (probably tree hits line effects.)
>> Mostly it was just wind, and not even that much of it.
>> The internet connection dropped to abysmally slow speeds though.
>> It's the one advantage of living in this small city, it's so boring even
>> the bad weather doesn't want to visit. Despite being in a direct line
>> between Toronto and Ottawa, storms that hit both of them will circle
>> around Kingston on their way by.
>Another issue with the Eastern Ontario Ice storm of 1998 (We were out
>for 9 days) was that it was in January. With temperatures below zero
>ended up desperate for generator so the pipes didn't freeze in the
>house. We had already lost all the food in the freezer and fridge by
>then and had to live off of relatives who had power back first.
>Though the water damage from the storm would be so much worse then it
>being just cold in the house.
Um, I have to ask how can you lose all the food in the freezers when
it's sub zero outside - no one thought to just move it outside?
Garden shed, car trunk, etc.
My folks were without power for a few hours, but I think my total
downtime was 45 minutes.
Friends of mine were out for a couple weeks, and that was downtown not
out in the sticks.
Hate to think what it was like for those folks out in the sticks
elsewhere with miles of power lines and thousands of transmission towers
having to be replaced before there was any hope of restored power.
I don't particularly want you to FOAD, myself. You'll be more of
a cautionary example if you'll FO And Get Chronically, Incurably,
Painfully, Progressively, Expensively, Debilitatingly Ill. So
FOAGCIPPEDI. -- Mike Andrews responding to an idiot in asr