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Arggh, fix your camera by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:17:17 AM EST
find the setting that compensates for incandescent light. or maybe be kind to Gaia and replace your energy sucking, carbon producing incandescent and halogen bulbs with tree hugging flourescent ones.


yeah yeah by tps12 (2.00 / 0) #4 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:26:16 AM EST
I am relying on xawtv's auto brightness controls. There are no camera settings as such.

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Try rerunning it with the -light incandescent by georgeha (4.00 / 2) #9 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:43:56 AM EST
flag to correct for it.


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Items by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #2 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:24:22 AM EST
1) You have your back to the door? I can't live like that. What if a cattle rustler breaks in? At the very least you need to have a table (ideally loaded with cards and poker chips) between you and the assailant.

2) ObRepeatedStoryFromCollegeAboutBoggle: I participated in a "Hunt" in school. One of the clues was hidden in a game of Boggle. The Huntmaster gave us a list of words and we had to reconstruct what the Boggle board had looked like. Once we did, we could read the clue off of it. We were very proud of ourselves for getting it.

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re: items by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #6 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:29:51 AM EST
1) There is a door just to my left that I can use to escape if someone tries to rustle my cattle.

2) I am also proud of you.

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s/cattle/cat [n/t] by Herring (4.00 / 4) #8 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:38:45 AM EST


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- Small Gods

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Whoa, that's weird by thenick (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:25:29 AM EST
You've got the same issue of Swank as I do.

 
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Awwwwwwww, kitten! by MohammedNiyalSayeed (2.00 / 0) #5 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:28:44 AM EST

How the hell does she get up there, anyway?


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Cats jump by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #7 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:35:48 AM EST
our male, when he was younger and spryer, would leap to the top of our six foot tall (half a stone high to you English blokes) TV cabinet from a standstill.


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spryer... by Jave27 (2.00 / 0) #10 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:50:13 AM EST
1 entry found for spryer.
spry
adj. spri·er, (sprr) or spry·er spri·est (sprst) or spry·est

    Lively, active, and brisk; vigorous.

[Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialectal sprygg, brisk.]
spryly adv.
spryness n.

Good word.  :-)


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three steps by tps12 (4.00 / 5) #12 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:00:22 AM EST
I don't think our cat has ever been spry enough to jump six feet straight up.

She might use the chair for this one, not sure.

Before I cleared a space for her on the bookcase, she would stop here and look out the window.

She sort of climbs up more than jumps for this step.

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+1, Nice Documentation by MohammedNiyalSayeed (4.00 / 1) #13 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:09:29 AM EST

It makes a lot more sense now. I knew cats could jump, but the single leap from the floor to the top of that bookshelf looked pretty unlikely.


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yeah by tps12 (2.00 / 0) #15 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:26:05 AM EST
I stood next to it, and it is about six feet high...she is a small cat, so it is definitely out of her range.

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So, by CrocoStimpy (2.00 / 0) #14 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:23:32 AM EST
does she pounce on unsuspecting passing water buffalo from that perch?

We have a 16 year old cat that used to like to hang out on top of the refrigerator.  She'd get up there in two jumps - floor --> countertop --> fridge.  Since we stopped putting her food up there, she doesn't hang out there any more.

Her favorite activities now are 1) hanging out on a cushion next to the keyboard, 2) hanging out on the keyboard if somebody was impertinent enough to leave a sheet of paper on the cushion, 3) sleeping in the office chair, and 4) smacking around pit bulls.

I should post pictures.

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Our cats can get to the top of the fridge by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 2) #16 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:29:06 AM EST
in one jump. Regulation height fridge. They usually use the counter, though.

One of them used to jump to the top of the shower door every morning, which is triply tricky:

1) The height (5.5' or so)
2) The narrowness
3) The possibility of overshooting into the water

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Ex-GF... by ti dave (4.00 / 1) #19 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 07:17:07 AM EST
had a young cat that would jump to the top of the bedroom door, if it was left ajar, then she'd jump on your head when you walked by her.

The cat, not the Ex.

I don't care if people hate my guts; I assume most of them do.
The important question is whether they are in a position to do anything about it. --W.S. Burroughs

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Oh yeah by DesiredUsername (4.00 / 1) #20 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 07:24:38 AM EST
These cats used to do that. Not so much now, since they are ~10.

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cushion by tps12 (4.00 / 1) #17 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 03:30:24 AM EST
She avoids paper? I thought cats usually liked sitting on paper...though maybe that's only when it's over a hard surface. I could see how it would diminish the whole cushion experience.

You should definitely post pictures.

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And here I figured by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #18 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 04:25:08 AM EST
it just clawed its way to the top.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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Love the garden chair by nebbish (4.00 / 2) #11 Thu Feb 10, 2005 at 02:52:28 AM EST
My mum used to have some exactly like it.

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