Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Monday, May 23, 2005
Posted on 05/23/2005 5:05:33 AM PDT by xsmommy
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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
i·rasci·bili·ty or i·rasci·ble·ness n. i·rasci·bly adv.
1. Prone to outbursts of temper; easily angered. 2.Characterized by or resulting from anger. 3: quickly aroused to anger; "a hotheaded commander" [syn: choleric, hotheaded, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, short, short-tempered] 4: characterized by anger; "a choleric outburst"; "an irascible response" [syn: choleric]
Etymology: Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin rscibilis, from Latin rsc, to be angry, from ra, anger. See eis- in Indo-European Roots.]
Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day.
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Practice makes perfect.....post on....
I don't own a gun, I live in a peaceful village and the village cops just laughed at me tonight when I whined about the bear.
I did take the extra few seconds to back the car into the drive so I was closer to the front door. I am a wuss. I was shaking....I have to get control - I am supposed to run to danger and help people....... (deep breath)
Friend of mine in griz country in Alaska keeps a .45 Winchester highwall rifle, one by each door for the times when Ol' Ephraim (as he calls them) gets frisky and his dogs get mighty nervous....
Some day we can have a fight about NY gun laws. But not tonight. Go hug your hubby.
sounds like a plan.
LOL. I loved it.
Shame on them for laughing...bears are serious problems, and even black bears have been known to hunt children...Not far from here (in Utah) sometime in the last few years, a 12 year old was pulled through the window of a cabin by a black bear, carried off and killed...
The village board approved the budget tonight and half the village showed up to protest an increase.....we were just hanging out for a few minutes after the meeting when I brought up that they were both up on our hill for a bear sighting this morning.
I do have to laugh though - the bear saw my headlights and hightailed it up a tree just a few feet from my car, it's just around the corner from my house....he/she acted scared, but man it was huge compared to that tree. Like a 250 pound man hugging a tree....... Thank God I didn't hit it and wreck my car.
We don't have a lot of bears here, but in the mountains near here there are some. Cougar are sited on the mountainside near town, and occasionally people spot a moose.
We were up in the mountains one day on a flat where we could do some target practice and a moose decided to cross the field. Boy, was it big. I made everybody get in the car, lest he decide he didn't like our looks.
Seen elk around here, too...and some mule deer. Heard coyotes kiyi-ing one day, too. They were up in a canyon I could see from the church I go to (which is pretty much on the edge of things along the Wasatch Front.
OMG - stay safe my FRiend.......I don't know what else to say to you.
Other than good night - I'm calling it a night.
I heard we have grey foxes spotted near us as well.......and they just live up the street and over on another road, just out of our neighborhood.
Lucky you.....that's what we had for dinner tonight, thanks to the largesse of a friend who had more in his freezer than he was able to eat :)
Now I'm going to sleep...........Night all!!!!
Be careful out there.
Nice. Elk is good eating.
It is...wish they didn't disappear around here soon as the season opens!
I think these animals just know when it's hunting season.
You know they know...all of a sudden there are no bucks, no ducks, no whatever you are hunting.
Last time I went deer hunting, all I saw were three does...(Utah is not the richest deer land)...no bucks were anywhere....
The only good thing about this is that the youth on our hill will not be hanging out all summer outside till all hours....rme........but then again, I always walked late at night around our neighborhood with no fear, and now I won't even think about it. Husband thinks it's funny and laughed when he suggested I walk the dogs for him...........
Normally, VK's are only on hand to take care of trolls, blog pimps, and other such lowlife, but tonight, they insisted that they take an active role in the chastisement of the Pubbies, who, in unison with "Arlene and the RINOS" sang their latest hit " I'm a Push-Over".[OPNOTE: sung to the tune of the oldie "I'm a Girl Watcher", which, up until this time, was best left mouldering on the shelf ;-)] or (My whole frame of reality just became disoriented, and I am now out of control, but I am too stupid to understand this" LOL..
Without further ado, presenting the VK's and the Pubbie "ZOT" which they so richly deserve for their wonderful action. It is fitting that John McCain was pivotal in this...Coward then, Coward now.....reaction as reliable as DNA evidence, and just think, this time he doesn't have daddy CINCPACFLT to try and run interference for him... guess he ain't quite the "golden boy" any more (at the cost of other flight crew sharing the magnificent quarters of the Hanoi Hilton.......... sorry < rant mode= select "OFF" and insure switch has safety lock engaged >
Meanwhile, enjoy the VK, as she administers a well deserved and long overdue "ZOT" to the spineless Pubbies, in the hope that, somewhat similar to a Defibrillator unit, it will jump-start their conservative spines (Yeah, right;-)
KoKo and GW (CDR KoKo's Duty Officer for Zot Posting)
While I like using a TNC (it is outboard, dedicated, and doesn't have the limitations of a Windoze based OS, that eats all your memory, and can be used for programs requiring an Acknowledgment such as AMTOR ARQ and PACTOR ( and Packet as well, the outboard works far better, as it does with PSK-31 as well, for the above reason, it's dedicated.... The TNC also has a good deal of memory, which is necessary to have a 24/7 mailbox and not have problems connecting, nor being connected to.... But that's beside the point, a soundcard program lets you feed the audio directly into the SSB xcvr, and for all practical purposes you have FSK (Frequency Shift Keying), well, actually AFSK (Audio Frequency Shift Keying), but for all practical, purposes, at the receiving end, the equipment doesn't notice the difference.... At any rate, I needed two sound cards so I could simultaneously run one from a radio program (say MixW, or the PSK function of the AEA PK-232 "Pakratt" TNC (I have 2, so there goes 2 comm ports... 1 comm port is used for my soundcard interface unit which connects my primary radio and the computer, and one is used for the CAT control of the radios thru a CI-V level shifting interface (each radio has it's unique address, so only one COM port is needed. I hope you are following me so far....
That leaves me with the problem, "how do you record audio, or copy a streaming ITTY (Internet Teletype) feed at the same time as doing all the other stuff, or use "Echolink (Kind of a worldwide net of radio ops on the Internet, where you can access repeaters all over the world from your computer... kind of amazing, really.... OR, just kick back and listen to music while copying a large amount of traffic. The answer, a second sound card....it is completely independent from the first card, thereby allowing simultaneous use... kind of like "call waiting, and "3 way calling" combined on your computer. Besides that, the second card can be as high end as you want to make it, and the better the card, the better the audio and performance, even though I am rarely listening to the output, it is vitally apparent to me right away when I look at the HF transceiver and see the power output (Which, on SSB [single sideband] only occurs when an audio signal is present. OPNOTE: It used to, back in the first days, be called SSSC (Single Sideband Suppressed Carrier), because that is exactly what is happening. One is getting rid of the carrier, and the unwanted sideband, and putting all the power into the sideband left... There is also ISB or DSB where one has both sidebands in use, but a suppressed carrier, and different things being transmitted on each sideband. If you want a more detailed explanation, and the proofs of how sideband works vs AM, etc, and how much power is used for generation of the carrier and the sidebands, etc, also comparison with FM, ETC... i will be more than happy to comply... be advised, however, that this can get REAL long ( I could write all night, and still not cover everything)....
Anyhow, 2 sound cards are for flexibility and the ability to do 2 things at once, which I find more and more necessary, as the mission of Navy MARS has changed, at least the primary mission, although we still can, and do, get moral messages to the troops, and conduct phone patches, that has taken a back seat to ECOM (Emergency COMmunications) and being there for the Feds, State, and Local govt's when the balloon goes up and all comms are out... as an NCS/SHARES station, I am a direct part of Homeland Security, and carry ID as such. We may not get paid for what we do, but it's important none the less... I have been doing this, one way or another for close on to 40 years (will be next year) and while the Amateur aspect is fun and all that, I far more enjoy the challenge of MARS and the responsibility and opportunity that it gives.....
Damn, I've bloviated more than a Dumbocrat trying to Filibuster....... let me know if my explanation has been at all satisfactory, I do tend to run off at the mouth when I get on electronics or aerospace O(That's what engineers do LOL) and I do enjoy teaching it.................
Just FYI, if you want to see what I talk about in my email signature, radio, MARS, my former ship and all, have a look HERE
Similarly, if you want to find out about my TNC's, you might try HERE
To find out more about communications procedures than you could ever use in your lifetime, try and click HERE OPNOTE: read and study this material well, there will be a closed book final exam at the end of the semester on the material on which I have lectured. I hold each and every student responsible to keep up with the assigned reading, as well as the lab and practical requirements. gwmoore doesn't care what the FCC rules state at this point in time. CW (Morse Code ) is MANDATORY, and not just at 5WPM for one's General.... the prof expects all students of his course to be comfortable at at least 20-25 WPM, copying on an Underwood Manual communications "Mill" (typewriter) and be able to type fine copy right off the air, since time, of course, is not only money, but the mark of an expert Radio Officer. ROTFLMAO... I simply couldn't resist that... since I copy CW on just such an anachronism, the same as I did years ago, I expect each and every student to be able to manipulate same with extreme dexterity, including the consumption of coffee, donuts, smoking cigarettes, etc while keeping the copy up to speed.. Extra credit will be given for the ability to stand "Split Phone Watch, and keep up with 2 separate freqs at the same time, one in each ear, while keeping the logs, etc up to date. I assure each and every one of you that it is indeed, possible.. (I quit smoking in '86, but it is still a requirement in my course ;-) OK, now that I have bored the hell out of you, I hope I have given you a coherent explanation of the 2 sound cards, It was important to get that background info in, because unless one understands the actual use, it's kinda rough understanding the need for 2 separate sound cards, hence the long dissertation on things radio. Yes, I still find it fun!!!!, but, you probably realize that all engineers are daft, and think out of the opposite sides of our brains than most other folk ;-) (Why else would we have voluntarily taken all that math/science in college, then asked for more??? Greg (the confusing).....
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