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WoomyNNYes

@Eel @Octane Funny you're talking about farms. Yesterday, a friend showed us around a historical nature conservancy farm she works at in Delaware(US). The wild thing is, when she started working there around 2005, they found a few jellyfish living in the pond. It sounded like fantastic lie. But apparently fresh water jellyfish are real. https://blog.nationalgeographic.org/2012/08/31/freshwater-jel...

The farm sits on really big rolling hills, has a driveway lined with giant picturesque oak trees. She showed us how they grow & manage tomatoes with caterpillar tunnels (the tunnels allow them to control the watering, to prevent too much rain from splitting the tomatoes)(just a random photo of a caterpillar tunnel, didnt' take this photo)
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They had like 35 baby turkeys (look like little baby dinosaurs, and make cool whistle-like-chirps when they get excited), a few friendly cows, and a few really friendly goats. The goats like the petting ūü§™. This was "Enzo" yesterday hanging out in the shade (HD video). (forgive the wind noise, on a humid 92 degree day, 15mph breeze was very welcome.)

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Eel

Yeah I've heard of fresh water jellyfish, from what I hear, they're relatively harmless compared to their better known sea-relatives.

Didn't know they existed in the US though so that's interesting.

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NEStalgia

@Octane Here it's the lawn services - they are everywhere - they go from customer to customer with a 4x4 pickup and a large black flat trailer with 1-3 huge riding tractor mowers with MASSIVE engines, about 5 gas trimmers racked on the walls, and multiple incredibly powerful leaf blowers (and one on wheels with a mega motor in fall). And generally a crew of 2-5....err....Spanish speaking occupants...... (@Eel GET-O BACK-AY int the KITCHEN-O! ) are crammed in, get out, and rev up the equipment with one or two massively loud tractor mowers rolling through at high speed, while at least 2 guys run the trimmers at high power trim all the edges and around objects, and then they follow up with at least two of the mega powerful blowers clean it all up. They're in and out in 30 minutes or less, with the sound level of an international airport departure runway and leave a meticulous finish with every blade of grass at an exact height and not a single speck of debris on a paved surface due to twin blowers generating category 5 hurricane strength winds.

In fall for leaf cleanup they're there for 4 hours with those mega wheel mounted blowers, and 3 of the hand/backpack blowers and a truck-mounted leaf/tree shredder with the sound level of putting your head INSIDE a GE jet turbine engine.

That's the maintenance. For the "gardening" everyone hires a company that terraforms ACNH style. First comes the flatbed that unchains a backhoe. Then is the 3 days of "BEEEP BEEEEP BEEP....GRRUUURRR....BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEP....GRUUUUUUUURRRRR KATHUUUNK BOOM......BEEEP BEEEP BEEP BEEEP BEEEP BEEEEP BEEEP BEEEP...BOOM...KATHUNK...."HEEEEY! HEEEEEY!" HONK HOOOOONK "YEA!!!! THERE!!!" BEEEEP BEEEEP BEEEEP" All day long....for several days while they trench out and dig garden beds and refresh the soil by delviering all new soil, then plant the beds in perfectly manicured designs.

That doesn't include fertilizer time and such where people just get a company to spray some kind of chemical that's known in the state of California to cause cancer and reproductive harm, which is probably why all the contractors have the intelligence level and personality of protoumans, out of a mini tanker truck all over the lawn. That's mostly the rich folk who care enough to do that though.

And we won't even talk about the tree services....Once upon a time, they'd climb a tree and cut it down. Now they roll a 12 wheel bucket truck into the yard to work on the tree, use a front loader (BEEEP BEEEP BEEP) for 20 hours to pick up the wood and haul it to the street, and the massive truck mounted shredder to crush up the tree, for hours on end.......and use a full sized construction crane to just hoist the whole tree over the house if needed and cut it up at street level. It's become a bizzarre place in the last decade.

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You're auditioning to do sound effects for films, @NEStalgia .... ?

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia It reads like your hearing aids are just tuned far too high. There's a lawn company some of my neighbors use that aren't nearly as loud as what you describe.

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NEStalgia

@HobbitGamer There are quieter ones (to a degree) but most of the ones around service residential and commercial, so it's the same equipment for both.

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HobbitGamer

@NEStalgia So are our companies. I'm in the rural southeast. Lots of foliage, nothing delicate.
I stand by my statement.

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Sunsy

@MarioLover92 That's fine. Usually most Pixar movies are great too, I count them since they're all Disney as well. Toy Story's a classic. I would say Sonic was lucky timing for a theater trip, a friend and I went to see that. My friend and I had originally planned to see Trolls World Tour in a theater, but couldn't because of the pandemic. Hence why I rented it. Seeing Sonic was good timing, especially since I rarely go to the theaters.

Cool, for me, it was the Adventures of Sonic cartoon series. Use to watch it everyday before school.

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Tyranexx

Lawn companies are common around here. I have an uncle who runs one. They're kept very busy in all seasons barring winter since they also handle some tree trimming and landscaping. I personally couldn't do that all day. Besides not wanting to smell like grass and exhaust, I have reactions to some woodland plants and also sneeze from about any sort of particles in the air. Dust, pollen, small bits of plants...ugh.

@NintendoByNature I'm hoping to wrap up TW101 this evening. Decent ride so far, even with the at times irritating controls lol. The game feels like it's a mix of different genres. Action, on-rails shooter, some light puzzle elements, boxing....

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@Tyranexx finished a couple nights ago. The ending drags, honestly. Had a great time otherwise. I will say if you remotely like it, please give bayo and Astral chain a shot. They're twice the games as tw101.

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MarioLover92

@Sunsy Yeah absolutely - the Sonic movie came out before COVID really started to strike. It's too bad that the pandemic pretty much caused many stores/events to be closed/cancelled, including E3. It's a really difficult time, for sure, so that's good you got to rent that movie.

Didn't watch Adventures of Sonic as a kid. I did see some episodes of SatAM and Underground back then, as well as a lot of episodes of Sonic X. I looked forward to every Saturday to watch it when I was young - after all, I just started to get into Sonic when that show came out. I even had one episode taped while I was playing soccer. I also really liked Sonic OVA, that was that old Sonic anime movie. Wasn't the best film ever or anything, but it was still a fun watch.

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ogo79

ThanosReXXX wrote:

@ogo79 I don't make or eat waffles, so you must have me confused with someone who cares...

Now THAT is a BURRRRRNNNNN!!!!!

i would pretend not to care myself if i burned waffles

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

ogo79

@WoomyNNYes
wow i looked up freshwater jellyfish. its a thing. i never knew that. i live 11 minutes away from an island and i never knew that. always seen em in saltwater.
that and portuguese man o war.
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its awesome when you get stung by one of these btw.
like really awesome.

the_shpydar wrote:
As @ogo79 said, the SNS-RZ-USA is a prime giveaway that it's not a legit retail cart.
And yes, he is (usually) always right, and he is (almost) the sexiest gamer out there (not counting me) ;)

porto

@ogo79 thing looks straight out of Subnautica.

speaking of Subnautica, anyone excited for it's arrival on switch? I was really shocked, and can't wait to try it and it's sequel out soon. Anyone have any thought on it?

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I am not really sold on Subnautica but i really like the Scuba diving on Go Vacation Switch.

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Tyranexx

@NintendoByNature Kinda wondered when I saw/read that you had moved on to Mario + Rabbids lol. Just wrapped up 009-B, C is next after a short break.

Still not sure on Bayonetta, but Astral Chain has been on my wish list since it was announced. ūüėĀ I think that game will be more my speed.

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