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Thorzdad
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Jan 14, 2020, 11:25 AM
 
A part failed at the water plant and the city-wide line pressure dropped below 20psi. Apparently, a boil water order is automatic when the pressures drop that low.
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BLAZE_MkIV
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Jan 15, 2020, 01:20 PM
 
They're still using wooden water mains in some cities. Id follow that boil order. https://www.timesunion.com/news/arti...photo-16899494
     
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Jan 15, 2020, 01:24 PM
 
That's pretty cool that they are still finding them, and mostly functional to boot.

Which is worse, wooden water mains, or lead?
     
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Jan 15, 2020, 01:36 PM
 
Lead piping can be replaced slowly if there is no contact with the water. ie - if a mineral layer has thoroughly coated the inside of the pipes. That's how it was in Flint before hand.

An emergency manager switched to a different water supply - one that was more acidic. They could have treated the water to lower the pH and everything still would have been OK. But that would require steady purchases of chemicals, and ... (psst) they were saving money. (/psst)

Over about a year, the more acidic water leached through the mineral buildup. Started exposing the lead, and leaching that too. Lead readings started appearing erratically, then more and more consistently. Emergency manager and his boys concealed the readings, and downplayed the risks when people asked. Until someone told the EPA, and the house of cards collapsed. Those turkeys need jail time so bad.
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 02:04 AM
 
Lorem Ipsum generator I’ve been using got infected by an ad which takes over your browser and makes you think you need to update Flash. It’s surprisingly good. Had me going for a second. Luckily, I hate Flash, so there was no chance I’d download anything, but when I was trying to close it, I felt I was dealing with genuine Adobe jackassery.

Now, the generator I’m using has a different paragraph length.


Also, ****ing Peapod shut down here.
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 10:28 AM
 
which lorum ipsum? Hope it's not cupcake ipsum.
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 03:10 PM
 
The infected site is lipsum.com. I’ve switched to loremipsum.io.
     
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Mar 2, 2020, 05:20 PM
 
My quick and dirty comparison is loremipsum.io edges out lipsum.com. loremipsum.io has a copy button, so it’s easier to scrape, and looks a little better when justified (better distribution of word length I guess). The biggest fault is it always makes “lorem ipsum dolor etc.” the first sentence, so I need to trim those manually. lipsum.com allows disabling that.


Edit: loremipsum.io is also a lot faster overall when it comes to moving massive amounts of text like I am, mainly because it has a better UI.
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Mar 4, 2020, 08:43 AM
 
The iOS keyboard on my iPad Air. The combination of the size of the keys and the spacing of the rows of keys is such that, as I'm typing, I constantly don't quite make the reach down to the spacebar, tapping on either n or m instead. So, instead of typing "good morning" I type "goodnmorning". If I could just shrink the keyboard a little, the problem would go away. And, no, splitting the keyboard doesn't help.
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Mar 4, 2020, 10:32 AM
 
On the regular iOS keyboard, this happens to me with “Q”. Always hitting “W” instead.

Just did it right now.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 11:52 AM
 
I do the opposite. Instead of hitting m, I hit spacebar and comma: good ,Orning to you.
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 12:16 PM
 
I get it at both ends, but on the lower right it’s usually a return.

Good m.
Orn [dammit! DAMMIT!]
     
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Mar 4, 2020, 12:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
I type "goodnmorning"
That's just German.
     
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Mar 7, 2020, 11:25 AM
 
Originally Posted by Thorzdad View Post
The iOS keyboard on my iPad Air. The combination of the size of the keys and the spacing of the rows of keys is such that, as I'm typing, I constantly don't quite make the reach down to the spacebar, tapping on either n or m instead. So, instead of typing "good morning" I type "goodnmorning".
Opposite here. I keep splitting words by typing a "space" instead of "n", "m", or "b".
     
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Mar 10, 2020, 05:54 AM
 
I only have these issues with spaces (or lack thereof) on my iPhone.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
 
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