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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited November 2013

    the cost of food shopping is ridiculous

    ...tell me about it. Seems each week I go to the market prices jump by 5 - 10¢ on everything.

    At my age I try to eat healthy but it isn't easy on a tight budget these days.

    Most of the "inexpensive" items are over processed, loaded down with additives and ingredients like high fructose syrup, MSG, and canola oil which I try to avoid.

    I've been told to shop at one of the "discount" high volume markets but all their meat, poultry, and fish is prepackaged and usually in amounts larger than I need which usually ends up spoiling before I get to use it all (I don't have a large or standalone freezer). Also, most of the commercially prepackaged/frozen meats, poultry and fish are raised in industrial farms rather than pastures/ranges, or in the case of fish, high density fish farms rather the open ocean and lakes. With fruits and veggies there is the question of pesticides.

    Finally The markets I shop at, while a bit pricier that those "food warehouse" types, are within a short walk or bike ride whereas the large megamarts are all out in the burbs and require a 5$, 3 hour (minimum) round trip to get to by transit. I'd rather spend that extra 5$ on higher quality items and the extra three hours to cook up and sit down to a good dinner.

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  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,245
    edited December 1969

    Here is a wip of something I am working on.

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    tjohn said:
    Space Opera WIP drop.
    Looking for that balance between serious/camp of the 50's pulp SF magazines.
    Hmmmm...needs more robots?

    Hehe the Flash Gordon rocket is a real nice touch :)

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Here is a wip of something I am working on.

    hey nice frock and nice looking :)

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Frank0314 said:
    Help me with dinner plans. Should I make roast and potatoes or spaghetti with sausage in the sauce

    Can't eat pasta sauce with sausage in it, since childhood for some reason it just feels wrong :lol:

  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,235
    edited November 2013

    Josie 6 doesn't render correctly. The OpenGL preview window looks fine. I'm going to open an old backup to see if her skin renders correctly.

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited November 2013

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ....not a good start to the day. Fired up the notebook but forgot to plug in the adapter. Battery is pretty much toast to the system shut down just shortly after startup. Plugged it in and restarted (this has happened before) however instead of the usual start up routine it launched into CHKDSK.

    Not in the best of spirits.

    Received notice that two positions I applied for (including one I felt might finally be the one because I had such a good interview) were filled with someone else. UC extension only runs until the end of the year, and each renewal lowers the weekly benefit making the budgeting more difficult each time. Currently rent and utilities alone take up more than two thirds of my monthly income and I have to keep some in reserve for taxes as you have to pay income tax on benefits (so it's more like 75%). Need that Karma to turn around real soon.

    Had to miss most of the PC sale because the money just isn't there.

    Weather has definitely taken a downturn with little sign of any improvement. Windy, raw, cold, and rainy making the aches and pains even worse.

    This morning the report out of Green Bay isn't good. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has a fractured collarbone and will be out for a least three weeks. So much for this season. I know it may just be a game to some, but it was one of the few things I looked forward to each week. With that one play Green Bay went from one of the premier teams in the league to mediocre. You can't simply replace that level of skill and leadership.

    Then there's that fool from Miami and the rubbish he pulled. These guys are supposed to be "professionals" and role models, yet he acted more like a common street thug...albeit, a very well paid street thug. You have it made, you make a good living, you are doing something you enjoy (unlike most of us), and then you just throw it all away by acting stupid. Hard to take hearing things like this while struggling to find work that will pay enough to meet the basic needs and maybe leave a little extra for a few small niceties once in a while.


    the cost of food shopping is ridiculous

    we're lucky to have a farmers market most Saturdays, most packet food tastes funny when you're eating fresh veg with it :lol: Apparently though Melbourne is one of the world's most expensive cities, where did it all go wrong :lol: ?

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  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 32,381
    edited December 1969

    ps1borg said:
    Morning. Warm today under a big blue sky that seems to go forever outside my window :)


    the best skydome ever :coolsmile:

  • OnlyLuvsCatzOnlyLuvsCatz Posts: 22,359
    edited December 1969

    Josie 6 doesn't render correctly. The OpenGL preview window looks fine. I'm going to open an old backup to see if her skin renders correctly.

    it might be the renderman SSS bug
    reopening studio often fixes it
  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    ps1borg said:
    Morning. Warm today under a big blue sky that seems to go forever outside my window :)


    the best skydome ever :coolsmile:

    It is a real nice day, warm and just enough breeze to stir the leaves on our trees

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Josie 6 doesn't render correctly. The OpenGL preview window looks fine. I'm going to open an old backup to see if her skin renders correctly.

    it might be the renderman SSS bug
    reopening studio often fixes it

    Is that 'cos a point cloud needs to be baked again?

  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,235
    edited November 2013

    it might be the renderman SSS bug
    reopening studio often fixes it

    Restarting Daz Studio 4 cleared the issue. Thanks.

    Observation: Daz Studio 4.6/3Delight and two copies of Genesis use a lot of RAM. One scene uses about 1,700,000 bytes total according to Process Explorer. Daz uses half of my physical memory; I only have 2 GB installed.

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited December 1969

    ps1borg said:
    we're lucky to have a farmers market most Saturdays, most packet food tastes funny when you're eating fresh veg with it :lol: Apparently though Melbourne is one of the world's most expensive cities, where did it all go wrong :lol: ?

    ...yeah Portland is heading that way as well. Not just food, but rent, utilities, home prices, and transit are all skyrocketing out of the means of the average person.

    Traditional "blue collar" occupations have almost disappeared, being replaced by low paying service jobs on one end and high paying executive and technical jobs (that require extensive specialised training and credentials) on the other.

    Used to be the Burbs were the place to live to avoid the troubles of the inner city. With all the "gentrification" and upscale development going on here, demographics have almost done a complete "about face".

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    it might be the renderman SSS bug
    reopening studio often fixes it

    Restarting Daz Studio 4 cleared the issue. Thanks.

    Observation: Daz Studio 4.6/3Delight and two copies of Genesis use a lot of RAM. One scene uses about 1,700,000 bytes total according to Process Explorer. Daz uses half of my physical memory; I only have 2 GB installed.

    That's impressive memory management performance from windows with 2 gig of available RAM, over a million page faults - most other OS"s would just fall over :lol:

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,372
    edited December 1969

    ps1borg said:
    ps1borg said:
    Morning. Warm today under a big blue sky that seems to go forever outside my window :)


    the best skydome ever :coolsmile:

    It is a real nice day, warm and just enough breeze to stir the leaves on our trees

    OK, I'm jealous! We had a high of 52 F today. Right now it's 33, but it has gone up from 31. Cloud cover is providing the warmup. Unfortunately, it's going to rain tomorrow.

    Dana

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited December 1969

    ...sounds more like it could snow with those temperatures.

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 11,372
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...sounds more like it could snow with those temperatures.

    Nah...the high tomorrow will be about 60. Thursday will be a bit warmer, maybe 63. Then it goes downhill again.

    Dana

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited December 1969

    ...been pretty dreary here for the last several days. "Nicest" day of the week will be tomorrow at 57 with just clouds, then back to rain and the mid 40s to around 50 for the next week (get's' my "ugh" rating).

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...been pretty dreary here for the last several days. "Nicest" day of the week will be tomorrow at 57 with just clouds, then back to rain and the mid 40s to around 50 for the next week (get's' my "ugh" rating).

    all your sun belong us

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited December 1969

    ...OK, I need an SR-71 Blackbird stat! Nuts to this gloomy cold wet stuff!

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited November 2013

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...OK, I need an SR-71 Blackbird stat! Nuts to this gloomy cold wet stuff!

    :-) :lol: :lol:

    Bon voyage Mangalyaan, hopes you make it

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited November 2013

    ...cool. Nice they had a successful launch.

    Interesting that the booster used is smaller than what we use here in the US. The probe will orbit the earth for 25 days at an increasing orbital height then use the planet's gravity to slingshot it on the way to Mars.

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969
  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited December 1969

    ...I've seen.

    Been watching other space programmes since ours is pretty much D.I.T.W for now.

  • JaderailJaderail Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...I've seen.

    Been watching other space programmes since ours is pretty much D.I.T.W for now.

    Ummm... think again. http://www.nasa.gov/missions/schedule/index.html . And the research division is very heavy on the MAN to mars project as well. We just are not lauching People at this time.
  • Miss Bad WolfMiss Bad Wolf Posts: 21,245
    edited December 1969

    I woke up and now I want to go back to bed but at the same time I do not want to sleep.

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    I woke up and now I want to go back to bed but at the same time I do not want to sleep.

    I'm sleepy but is not dark yet zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 10,074
    edited December 1969

    Sheesh! Page 90 already? This thread iteration just started October 16.

    The Faster Than A Speeding Bullet Complaint Thread

  • TjohnTjohn Posts: 10,074
    edited December 1969

    Added Look At My Fur™ presets to this old thing. :)

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 31,467
    edited November 2013

    Jaderail said:
    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...I've seen.

    Been watching other space programmes since ours is pretty much D.I.T.W for now.

    Ummm... think again. http://www.nasa.gov/missions/schedule/index.html . And the research division is very heavy on the MAN to mars project as well. We just are not lauching People at this time.
    ...yes, however three launches are from Baikonur with the Russian Space agency using their launch vehicles and facilities. That leaves only three "actual" NASA launches, the one of note on December 8th being the first commercial flight with the new Orbital Sciences Antares booster to the ISS.

    Planetary missions are best accomplished with remote and semi autonomous probes instead of a manned crew. True it doesn't have that "wow' factor of watching someone step out on a different planet for the first time does, but even after Apollo 11, public interest in the Moon programme began to wane (save for Apollo 13). The "big" event was over and by Apollo15, the missions were seen as being almost anticlimactic, overshadowed by pressing issues here on earth.

    Manned planetary missions are at best, short duration stays limited by the duration of the spacecraft's and EVA suits' life support systems. On the other hand robotic probes and vehicles have the advantage of not requiring life support, food/water, or remaining both physically and emotionally fit during the long months of lonely travel in microG. Also, as we have seen with Curiosity and even Voyager, these robotic explorers can function for years after their "primary" mission is completed, continually sending back important data and images thus extending the mission at little extra cost and risk.

    True, we've had have long duration missions in Skylab. Mir and the ISS, however those facilities were/are constantly supplied from Earth on a regular basis and there was always a contingency plan should something go awry. That will not be the case with a Mars spacecraft which will take nearly seven to eight months to reach it's destination and be expected to remain serviceable to make the lengthy return flight home. Such a craft will need to constantly maintain a trouble free livable environment for about eighteen months without any resupply and carry enough supplies for the crew for at least a the outbound voyage (provided one or more unmanned "supply" craft are launched as well). It will require a formidable leap in technology on several fronts as well as in funding, the latter which could make the cost of the entire Apollo programme of the 1960s/70s pale in comparison.

    A much better and more cost effective approach would be a series of unmanned sample return missions. The technology is already available (the Russians had several successful unmanned sample return missions the moon over four decades ago). It may not be as "exciting" or "headline grabbing" but it is more practical and efficient.

    ...and this is from someone who grew up during the "space race" with predictions back then that we'd have large orbital stations, installations on the Moon, and even commercial orbital shuttle service (like in the film 2001) by now.

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