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  1. alcluin commented on For Better or For Worse about 22 hours ago

    My younger brother was one of the I hate the dark types endless entrainment for the rest of us.

    Did not take long for him to figure out nothing to be afraid of . Like to many today let their fears control them over things on the news . They fail to realize the incidents are very rare and thats what causes them to be newsworthy.
    If they were nearly as common as they are made out to be would never make the news .
    The teasing and jokes of older kids except in rare instances when carried to far are how learning to face our fears is accomplished . The brave kid that has been told all the horror tales of locale legend then takes the dare to walk thru the haunted graveyard and earns the respect of his peers for his bravery has a sense of pride in his accomplishment . That a thousand talks with adults can never provide . Kids do not trust grownups about important things like fears and with just cause " oh the needle won’t hurt " from mom and doctor yet it still hurts .

  2. alcluin commented on Speed Bump 3 days ago

    I seem to be able to get the same light level using a photographers light meter . Not eyeballing it and claiming to see a difference . The cfl using a Kill a Watt meter over a weeks time saved roughly 40% in energy " https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kill_A_Watt " As I do not have a LED with the same output in lumen s could not run the same test on it but woul expect it to knock off about 80% of the cfl from the stated consumption rates . As to longevity have repalace anumber of standard bulbs over the last few years with cfl’s and the original one is still going strong after 5 years my LED reading light is 8 years old and still putting out good light . The only issue I have with LED is some of the old ones had a blue tint to the light that was less than optimum bur has since been fixed if you pay attention when purchasing can chose a color temp that suits you best .

  3. alcluin commented on Pickles 5 days ago

    The handshake has outlived its purpose . To prove that one did not have a knife in ones weapon hand when meeting others .

  4. alcluin commented on Pickles 10 days ago

    Welcome to American English 101 all you have to do is wait and it will become the newest way to pronunciate it .

  5. alcluin commented on Drabble 10 days ago

    Nah I have two exferal’s here . Everyone said no way to tame them but it just takes patience and time . within six week’s of the first try had them allowing me to pet and handle them .
    Now of course I would suggest that you not attempt too without a formal introduction they either run and hide or if eating defend their turf at the food bowl.

  6. alcluin commented on Get Fuzzy 13 days ago

    Only difference was the mob would pay up and not over a 20 year period or take 40% .

  7. alcluin commented on Get Fuzzy 13 days ago

    It goes to tax incentives to mega corp to build a office in the state tax free for 10 years at which time they are already looking for the next place to get a better deal to move too .

  8. alcluin commented on Luann 13 days ago

    Band-aid

  9. alcluin commented on Luann 13 days ago

    Band-aid

  10. alcluin commented on Luann 13 days ago

    band-aid the nurse took care of it .