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post #1036 of 2153 (permalink) Old 05-21-2012, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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I like this new term I just read, "You've been zuckered."

For such an intelligent specie, we are surprisingly stupid, at times - devoid of common sense.

What sort of business model is this - DK buys two 8 foot long 1/4 inch PVC rods at $4 something each. The company offers her a ~40% discount AND free shipping on said purchase. They arrive thusly. Just the packaging would cost again what the product is worth. And the freight - they arrived by private truck freight - would probably be double what the product is worth.

So, for less than $6, she gets these delivered like this, to her door.

Somebody's business model ain't a gonna survive long at this rate.

And sometimes, DK just needs a good rant.


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oooo what are you going to do with those
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post #1038 of 2153 (permalink) Old 05-23-2012, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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oooo what are you going to do with those
Dunno, yet. The irony is that they were a filler item, for my order. But being PVC, I can use them in any number of ways, someday, including gluing them to make coo-el stuff!

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IN OTHER NEWS:

DK wants some of these, from Sulawesi: (Don't think they could share a tank with shrimp, though... shrimp would be too tasty...)

(source: http://www.richard-seaman.com/Underw...hts/index.html)


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post #1039 of 2153 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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DK has decided to name this chick Cheeto-Dorito (roll the r). Sorta like Charo, she is colorful (the color of cheetos and nacho doritos), flamboyant, and voluptuous, y'know.


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is that from the papaya line dk its an awsome orange and love the white baby that snuck in under her in the last pic lol
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is that from the papaya line dk its an awsome orange and love the white baby that snuck in under her in the last pic lol
Yeah. Most of them look like orange creamsicles, but Cheeto-Dorito (roll the r) looks like a cheeto. The camera or monitor just doesn't capture the pigment well - it's nearly fluorescent in nature on her. The picture of her in the shadows (not backlit) is more accurate than the closer one - the closer one is washed out due to the camera compensating for low light combined with the low light being backlit through the shrimp.

She didn't start out colored! It came after sexual maturity and has intensified more and more. As babies they are white, but now that the pigment is getting stronger due to selective breeding, I swear I'm seeing a tiny bit of pigment on some of the babies. You can see this best from a distance when looking at the RANGE of babies, you see a few that look pinkish RELATIVE to the others. Here's a picture, trying to show this - look at the segment behind the chest, on the abdomen/tail and you see a faint tint of peach color. That is a 3-4 mm baby. I'm super excited to see how this season's babies finish out, but it will be several months before I know since I have to wait all the way to sexual maturity.


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verry cool congrats on it showing earlier now and keep up the good work your shrimp are awsome
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Nuthin' like a little drama.

It all started at 6 am two Sundays ago, with a $900 ambulance ride into another state to the ER of a gigantic medical complex, and went from there.

(DK was in the ambulance, but was not the protagonist, thankfully, and the situation has resolved without permanent negative prognosis. Well, other than the financial.)

From there, DK has had the flu - at least it isn't hospital-acquired MRSA flesh eating stuff.

DK's furnace/central air blew out the air handler, so she will be doing HVAC surgery this weekend.

DK's Other Geek managed to blow out the light in the the less than year old microwave, so a new bulb is ordered and the schematic printed out for future microwave surgery when it arrives. (Never noticed how useful a light in the microwave is until it went out.)

And, to top it off, the Mermaids went and got thesselves knocked up.

Sheesh.


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With all the drama going on, you managed to sneak in a berried cardinal
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sorry bout all the "drama" hope all is well or at least getting better, and congrats on the new berry. i was looking at that pic of the Cheeto-Dorito (roll the r) and the baby under her and the tail of the baby does have a slight orange tint to it in that pic good luck with all the new shrimp and all the other goings on
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Sometimes, things just show up in the mail, here. Like today, look what a surprise DK got. She wondered why the box was sloshing, sounding like water.

Does anyone else think of elephants, looking at these guys???

Coo-el.


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And while I'm at it, my GDR is nearly unrecognizable as a puppy!!!

There's a whollotta dog food between those two pictures, but not much time!!


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************BREAKING MONDAY MORNING NEWS***********

DK has just concluded (well, for the most part - the practical part) discussions toward Shrimpternship 2012 2.0!!

Shrimptern 2012 2.0 will be traveling cross country (like, almost 1/2 cross country) and arriving next week! There is a full docket of potential projects and more importantly DK is coming off that stupid flu and is getting really hungry after not eating so much for 2 weeks!

DK is also hoping Shrimptern 1.0 will be able to return later this summer to see the fruits of their labor... due to WF 3.0 work when 1.0 was here there was nearly no shrimp activity going on. The tanks are starting to move toward their production parameters now and by late summer we should have some decent shrimp action going on.

This morning, DK ordered these, in preparation for the latest hair-brained scheme, which she hopes to find time for in Shrimpternship 2.0. The tricky part is going to be to do it in situ... There is so much to do, she realizes! Using parts from something Shrimptern 1.0 and she tore down, she just this morning came across her new project obsession! She may need Shrimpterns 3.0, 4.0, 5.0...!!!

DK needs to go shopping for some raw materials, now, before Shrimptern 2.0 gets here...


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are those draw sliders? this is interesting to say the least
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