There's a big construction project going on below my office window. Right n
ow, they're digging dirt at one end of the area and trucking it over to the
construction site to level the ground. My friend and I, both in our 60's,
referred to the machines digging the dirt as "steam shovels" although they
haven't been run on steam in the U.S. for probably the last 70-80 years. I
guess we just heard our parents call them that from when they were kids and
steam was in use.
What's the proper terminology these days? Plain old "shovel" isn't descript
ive enough and "diesel shovel" doesn't sound right. Maybe "power shovel" or
Or pooping in my flowerbed.
The neighbors have two of those little poop-machines. I catch them in the
flowers all summer. They knocked over two of our dahlias, too.
I made a couple of small signs and put them in the flowerbed on sticks,
hoping to shame the neighbors into keeping their cats under control, but
they totally missed the message.
But the cats didn't. That's why they go there.
What you need is a sign that says
"Warning: Urine detector will trigger the release of
If the cats don't believe it, then hook it up to a sprinkler.
Use actual nerve gas only if the sprinkler doesn't work.
On Thursday, November 14, 2013 3:38:57 PM UTC-5, Tegger wrote:
Only if you're two years old.
It's regional. Tracked machines are "excavators" and rubber-tired tractor-based machines are "backhoes" in my area of the USA.
Technically the tractor-based ones are TLB's or tractor/loader/backhoe. Backhoe is just the attachment on the rear. I think TLB is a common term used in Canada. In England it's common to call them JCB's, a popular brand.
How much does google care about your location when no commerce is
And while we're at it, why did google get rid of the Images, Maps,
Translate, etc. headers at the top of the page?
Wasn't it enought when it made it harder to get to google cache and
when it stopped highlighting search terms in google cache?
What is the point of using google now, when one can type in
maps.goo... from anywhere?
Exactly. Now that there are google maps, images, translate, etc. I
don't want it to look like the original page. I want it to have the
google links on it.
Highlighting the search terms, each word in its own color, was worth a
lot, but it's gone.
Wow. I actually meant maps google.com, but now I know maps.goo is
enough (maybe using a feature of the browse).
But my point was, when there were links at the top of the page, I
didn't have to type anything.
They made google cache more difficult, I assume, because their servers
were tired, because people probably used them a lot when they could
just go to the real webpage, but I can't see why they would
deemphasize images, shopping, maps, translate, etc.
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