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Racoons tore up part of the fence, and now the chickens were getting out. The neighbors probably had a riot watching me pluck them one by one from their yard - several times until I figured out where they were getting out.
I've patched it but I'm still concerned. Now that they've tasted freedom (which apparently tastes like the clover patches in the neighbor's yard) they've gotten more clever than I would have given them credit for.
My neighbors let their chickens out to act as organic pest killers in their yard. When she wants them back in the coop she just shakes the food bucket and they follow her right back into the coop to get fed.
I don't need them wandering. We live in a duplex that we own, but we rent the other half to a couple and we share the backyard. I don't know that they'd mind chickens pooping all over their back lawn, but I haven't asked, so I'd rather not let them just run loose.
... got cold, so they lit a fire to warm up and it sank.
Goes to show: you can't have your Kayak and heat it too.
Now, where did I lave my coat?
"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
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While not dead (yet) I took great pleasure in getting out of their way. Gat a call from my last employer asking for some additional work/time. Told him I would put a LARGE dent in his budget, ahh peace and quiet, I love it.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity -
I'm old. I know stuff - JSOP
And by doing that, they also got some old friends of mine out of involuntary retirement:
Additionally, some of the science instruments and components had their own embedded microprocessor-based control systems. The MATs (Multiple Access Transponder) components, MAT-1 and MAT-2, utilize Hughes Aircraft CDP1802CD microprocessors. The Wide Field and Planetary Camera (WFPC) also utilized an RCA 1802 microprocessor (or possibly the older 1801 version). The WFPC-1 was replaced by the WFPC-2 during Servicing Mission 1 in 1993, which was then replaced by the Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3) during Servicing Mission 4 in 2009.
These were the noble versions, by the way. White ceramic packages, gold plated pins, maybe even radiation hardened: (look)[^]
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
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