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The Pub / Re: Why hide behind a Alias?
« on: November 03, 2011, 10:13:41 PM »
Interesting topic, I followed this same topic at the old NB stomping ground which lead to me putting
my name in my signature line. I have Kroll protecting my identity. PM if you want info...(I know, shameless plug)

But as much as I would like to say that there is no threat because the net is too big, it is more of a "I
am really not that worried about it." situation. You want a back story? You got one...

8 months into my tenure at United Airlines, I took a trip to Australia. My best friend from high school
also went. (I got him hired there too).  So here we are walking down one of the streets in a suburb of Sydney
when a person walks by with a chihuahua on a leash. He jokingly pointed at the diminutive dog and exclaimed,
"Aah! Rabid dingo!"   Back then I thought nothing of it. But then surfing the net and I noticed that websites began
asking for "user names" and not wanting to not follow in the lemming-style using aliases, I thought for a moment
and chose Rabid_Dingo. I have managed to be the 1st on any of the sites I have visited. Only once or twice have
I had to choose a different user name. Oh well..

My dad is a published Organic Chemist and has contributed to more than 40 patents, and several
published papers. So even if I google MY name my dad shows up. Technically I am the 3rd...My
son the 4th...But I didn't add the labels as I remember a friend in school with III in his name and he
got beat up a lot... 8)

I'd like to say my real name is Rusty Shackleford.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: November 02, 2011, 07:35:48 PM »
Holy cow that blizzard! That drive home for me sucked! The snow blew at my from the
right passenger headlight as I drove. I kept it slow, well below 25 or 20 MPH. I have no
street lights to help light the way. Visibility was about 10 feet. Because of the direction
of the snow, I kept correcting thinking I was driving at an angle. Zigzagged my way home
left lane, right lane, left lane, right....Ugh.

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The Pub / Re: Happy Halloween
« on: November 02, 2011, 07:30:52 PM »
we left a bowl of candy in a chair on the front porch and set out on a hay ride in the neighborhood.

I took 8 square bales of hay, some xmas lights, a honda generator, an ipod dock and some powered monitor speakers, a few dollar store halloween decorations and decked out an 18' trailer.  Us and the 8 kids and parents that joined us had a BLAST.  It was the best trick or treat outing I can remember as an adult. 


My neighborhood does the same ('cept for the candy bowl) for New Year every year (when it's not too cold)
With a "progressive dinner" Three to five homes host and we start with drinks, appetizers, meal, dessert
and so on. We start 8-9ish and end at the celebratory house with some champagne and the toast. Loads of fun.

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The Pub / Re: What's the Weather Like Where You Are?
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:49:27 AM »
Just getting the same snow storm 1vertical is getting. Supposed to get some serious ammounts of snow and blizzard
conditions. If it turns into a snow day it would be the 1st day of 6 days off. I hope I get 2-4 feet of unexpected snow!

Probably only getting 4-6" though.

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The Pub / Re: The McRib is back!!!
« on: November 02, 2011, 01:47:19 AM »
Reminds me of the raccoon scene in "The Great Outdoors..."

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Pimp My System / Re: PMS question
« on: October 31, 2011, 01:13:46 AM »
 8) Which lever to pull when I’m thirsty?


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The Pub / Re: Ever see something you just HAD to share?
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:55:15 AM »
Nice! Reminds me of Discovery's HD Theater  "Sunrise".

I would set that to record and play in the background as I did house work.

Nifty...unfortunately, its not helping me stave off this vacationlust that has me seeking to shove my family into a car and drive west.  Arizona and Utah are two of my favorite states for scenery.

I want to retire to a small cabin in the 4 corners area. Durango, Cortez, Farmington, Moab.
Trust me the desire for me to go somewhere is strong right now. Almost jumped on a plane
to Belgium...I do have 5 days off this weekend
I need to go somewhere.

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All Grain Brewing / Re: my last night brew, trouble and stress
« on: October 26, 2011, 11:59:21 PM »
A few thoughts....

100 pound gas bottle.....with a full one right next to it....just move the hose over.


I dream of that...

I am anxious to hear how the beer turns out. They are all right though. It will be a fantastic beer because
it will be difficult to duplicate.


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The Pub / Re: did you know . . . .
« on: October 26, 2011, 11:49:44 PM »

9News in Denver KUSA

Video of our recent snow storm. The first 20 seconds talk about it, then they highlight a video of some
tree branches on a live line that catch fire at about the :25 mark. Seemed cool to watch, from a distance.
The rest is news...

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The Pub / Re: did you know . . . .
« on: October 25, 2011, 11:37:45 PM »
Those Wire men have nuts o steel!

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The Pub / Re: Twenty bucks says you can't do it!
« on: October 25, 2011, 11:36:52 PM »
buck buck buck buck buck
buck buck buck buck buck
buck buck buck buck buck
buck buck buck buck buck

Nothin to it.....
  ;D

Suddenly craving a Cadbury Egg.

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Equipment and Software / Calibration brew for BeerSmith 2.0
« on: October 24, 2011, 03:22:40 AM »
So, with Beer smith I have begun to formulate some beers and I have noticed that there are
some significant discrepancies. Specifically I cannot find how to edit my mash volume and
how it translates to my boiloff volume. It assumes a larger boil volume starting point and
a significant boil-off.

No matter how hard I try cannot get it to my specs.

So, I am looking for a recipe that is known to reach temps, attenuate as expected, and
be a base line to get my equipment calibrated.

Any thoughts/help?


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The Pub / Ever see something you just HAD to share?
« on: October 24, 2011, 01:52:28 AM »


If you have access to HD and sound a definite must! Enjoy.
(High speed internet is a must)

From the description:

"PLEASE WATCH IN HD FULL SCREEN w/SOUND. It is a much better viewing experience. Hopefully you have a 1080P monitor and good connection. If not, bug a friend or colleague that does. It is worth it. "

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The Pub / Re: regrets
« on: October 24, 2011, 12:58:42 AM »
I just went to a Jimmy Buffett concert with the obligatory tailgating. I decided to take a stroll with with my wife and enjoy the elaborate set-ups. And there was one that caught my attention. A handwritten sign white poster board with large black marker said:

"Occupy Margaritaville. We are the 99 proof. "    8)

with a nice personal bar below it. I loved it. Not a regret but it segues with the convo...

edited for additional content.

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The Pub / Re: Forum Members Pics
« on: October 22, 2011, 10:21:37 PM »
Gorgeous night shot.

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