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No such domain
On my computer, I'm receiving a dns_probe_finished_nxdomain error for talkrational.org. Isup.me said TR was up several times, but once said it was down. I flushed the DNS cache, and it still doesn't work. TR is still working on my phone, though.

  • borealis
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@ravenscape we need you! or @osmanthus 

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And now, downforeveryoneorjustme.com is occasionally saying it's up, and occasionally saying it's down, and occasionally returning. 504 error, which seems bizarre.

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And now TR's back on my computer. Didn't change anything other than flushing DNS.

  • borealis
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Very odd, uncool. It hasn't happened to me - yet.

BTW, adding the @ character before a username notifies them about the post. So they may have an insight on the problem.

  • MikeS
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  • osmanthus
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  • Fingerer of piglets
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Eh?
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  • borealis
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heya, Os - got any idea why uncool's having a problem? Maybe not cool enough? :hehe:

I'm sure raven will show soonish. She usually has at least a comforting set of educated guesses.

  • osmanthus
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I've been outside, trying to figure out which of the things I should have planted ages ago are still worth planting. :p
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  • osmanthus
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  • Fingerer of piglets
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Just to clarify, this is a "No". At a guess, server glitch caused by *insert cause du jour*.
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  • borealis
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I dunno about your fleurs, but my phlox this year are very healthy and smell extra fragrant - maybe it was the new dirt I gave them last spring. Brought some in for a bouquet and the whole house smells nice.

  • osmanthus
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Why would you use new dirt for a bouquet? Canadians are weird.
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It was doing the same thing for me this morning. It's working fine now.

  • ravenscape
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  • Triggered
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We had a minor server glitch last weekend, too.  I contacted grayweb about it while TR was unreachable and they were already working on it.  Probably something similar today.

  • borealis
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Why would you use new dirt for a bouquet? Canadians are weird.
If you couldn't see dirt for six months of the year, you too might appreciate its intrinsic beauty and heady fragrance.  :colbert:

  • osmanthus
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Fair enough. Mind you I don't see cane toads for six months of the year (they hibernate in winter, even in the subtropics) but I still find myself unable to appreciate their intrinsic beauty. Dead ones have a heady fragrance, which is also difficult to appreciate.
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  • osmanthus
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By the way, fleurs is generally good. The roses down the bottom had a bit of a sulk after they went diving due to Cyclone Debbie. Kelp is fine underwater so it beats me why roses sulk. No sense of adventure I suppose. Anyway they are bouncing back for spring.

Sorting through things that should have been planted yonks ago yielded some interesting results. I have a baby tree. Buggered if I know what it is. A friend gave it to me in a small brown pot. So I ring friend and describe it. She says probably native tamarind, which rang a bell in my brain. Only one problem. I look the thing up and the foliage is completely different. So I ring her back and say nope, not native tamarind. She sends me a pic of a "native tamarind" in a pot at her place. Same tree. Not native tamarind.

So I have a tree. Undoubtedly native, but I have NFI what the bloody thing is. Fortunately this doesn't matter much. I can be reasonably sure it is going to be big, and will do pretty well in the local soil in an average spot, so will just bung it in and cross fingers.

Then I have another tree. Also native. Also in small brown pot. Not friend's fault this time. My fault. I bought it, but can't remember what it is. I think it's a Podocarpus elatus. Foliage is right for that, so will treat accordingly and see what happens.
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  • borealis
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Lol, good luck with the mystery trees.

A not too interested in botany friend planted one of these, or a closely related species, in her flower garden a few years ago:



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convolvulus_arvensis

It's very pretty. It's taken over, of course, has strangled all her more delicately stemmed plants, and is currently trying to smother her lilacs.

  • osmanthus
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Ah yes, a trap for the unwary. :grin:

We have a couple of native species of Convulvulus: Convolvulus angustissimus and Convolvulus erubescens

There may be a few others too. Wouldn't surprise me.
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  • RAFH
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Ah yes, a trap for the unwary. :grin:

We have a couple of native species of Convulvulus: Convolvulus angustissimus and Convolvulus erubescens

There may be a few others too. Wouldn't surprise me.
Hey, it's Australia, don't all plants there strangle everything they can? Except, of course, the spiders. And the snakes. And ... ...

Is there anything there that is not poisonous or deadly or somehow obnoxious?
Are we there yet?

  • Fenrir
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Ah yes, a trap for the unwary. :grin:

We have a couple of native species of Convulvulus: Convolvulus angustissimus and Convolvulus erubescens

There may be a few others too. Wouldn't surprise me.
Hey, it's Australia, don't all plants there strangle everything they can? Except, of course, the spiders. And the snakes. And ... ...

Is there anything there that is not poisonous or deadly or somehow obnoxious?

Some of the sheep.
It's what plants crave.

  • RAFH
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Ah yes, a trap for the unwary. :grin:

We have a couple of native species of Convulvulus: Convolvulus angustissimus and Convolvulus erubescens

There may be a few others too. Wouldn't surprise me.
Hey, it's Australia, don't all plants there strangle everything they can? Except, of course, the spiders. And the snakes. And ... ...

Is there anything there that is not poisonous or deadly or somehow obnoxious?

Some of the sheep.
Some? So one might want to avoid garments made with Australian wool?
Are we there yet?

  • Fenrir
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Sigh

Quote
Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CREATURES OF FOURECKS-

Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild bruising because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.

After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.

Albert scrambled up and pulled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them for his master to clamber free.

HMM... Death picked up a book at random and read the cover. "DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA, " he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.

He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

They waited.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT-

"No, wait master. Here it comes."

Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up an caught the single sheet of paper.

He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.

"May I?" said Albert. Death handed him the paper.

"'Some of the sheep, '" Albert read aloud. "Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside'd be better, then."

WHAT AN INTRIGUING PLACE, said Death. SADDLE UP THE HORSE, ALBERT. I FEEL SURE I'M GOING TO BE NEEDED.
It's what plants crave.

  • borealis
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Still - I've had several Australians point out that all of their poisonous/venomous/toxic/dangerous animals and plants together don't equal the absolutely terrifying megafauna, both carnivorous and herbivorous, that haunt the wilds and sometimes the towns and villages of North America. You could don a pair of good ankle boots and long pants and wander freely almost anywhere in Australia and be fully protected from inadvertent contact with biting stinging things, but in North America? GIANT BEARS WILL KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! VERY LARGE CATS MAY STALK YOU, BITE YOU IN THE HEAD, AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! GIANT PACKS OF CANIDS MAY HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! Last but certainly not least, GIANT DEER WITH ANTLERS THE SIZE OF BATHTUBS MAY RUN YOU DOWN AND STOMP YOU TO DEATH!

Makes drop bears look kinda cuddly.

  • RAFH
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Still - I've had several Australians point out that all of their poisonous/venomous/toxic/dangerous animals and plants together don't equal the absolutely terrifying megafauna, both carnivorous and herbivorous, that haunt the wilds and sometimes the towns and villages of North America. You could don a pair of good ankle boots and long pants and wander freely almost anywhere in Australia and be fully protected from inadvertent contact with biting stinging things, but in North America? GIANT BEARS WILL KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! VERY LARGE CATS MAY STALK YOU, BITE YOU IN THE HEAD, AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! GIANT PACKS OF CANIDS MAY HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! Last but certainly not least, GIANT DEER WITH ANTLERS THE SIZE OF BATHTUBS MAY RUN YOU DOWN AND STOMP YOU TO DEATH!

Makes drop bears look kinda cuddly.
It's not the existence of various dangerous critters, it's their ubiquitous nature, Virtually everything in Australia is poisonous, Or seriously dangerous,

Yeah, there are big nasty bear, and mean ass big cats and so in, but they are not by any means the majority of organisms nor prevalent. I've seen plenty of bears, but mostly in National Parks, I've seen one cougar, and that was a long time ago. I've been
Still - I've had several Australians point out that all of their poisonous/venomous/toxic/dangerous animals and plants together don't equal the absolutely terrifying megafauna, both carnivorous and herbivorous, that haunt the wilds and sometimes the towns and villages of North America. You could don a pair of good ankle boots and long pants and wander freely almost anywhere in Australia and be fully protected from inadvertent contact with biting stinging things, but in North America? GIANT BEARS WILL KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! VERY LARGE CATS MAY STALK YOU, BITE YOU IN THE HEAD, AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! GIANT PACKS OF CANIDS MAY HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! Last but certainly not least, GIANT DEER WITH ANTLERS THE SIZE OF BATHTUBS MAY RUN YOU DOWN AND STOMP YOU TO DEATH!

Makes drop bears look kinda cuddly.
When's the last time you were confronted with a Large Man-Eating Bear, or a Large Man-Eating Cat, or a large pack of Man-Eating Wolves or been in danger of being stomped to death by Giant Deer?

I've spent a lot if time in the wild, seen a lot of bears, none have attacked me. I've seen one Cougar, it didn't attack me. Seen one pack of wolves, they didn't attack me. Seen lots and lots of deer, but never felt threatened by them.
Still - I've had several Australians point out that all of their poisonous/venomous/toxic/dangerous animals and plants together don't equal the absolutely terrifying megafauna, both carnivorous and herbivorous, that haunt the wilds and sometimes the towns and villages of North America. You could don a pair of good ankle boots and long pants and wander freely almost anywhere in Australia and be fully protected from inadvertent contact with biting stinging things, but in North America? GIANT BEARS WILL KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! VERY LARGE CATS MAY STALK YOU, BITE YOU IN THE HEAD, AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! GIANT PACKS OF CANIDS MAY HUNT YOU DOWN AND KILL YOU AND EAT YOU! Last but certainly not least, GIANT DEER WITH ANTLERS THE SIZE OF BATHTUBS MAY RUN YOU DOWN AND STOMP YOU TO DEATH!

Makes drop bears look kinda cuddly.
If you are so in need of taking a piss, do so in the appropriate facility. Make sure you check for spiders. And lions. And tigers. And bears.

Oh, almost forgot, snakes.
Are we there yet?