Of course the worst shit was carefully not photographed. For example, my favorite nightmare I actually viewed had a basement that was transparently terrible: the utility room was a big tangle of exposed wires, the "finished" part was literally just carpeting slapped over concrete with no padding, from the staining on the utility room floor you could see there was a history of flooding. Best: it had the original tin ceiling with the original, flaking lead paint.
I also still have all the notes I made when picking houses to view, which are entertaining. For example I rejected this house for "frankly terrifying decorating choices."
Every time I have to call somebody to fix something in my stupid house I feel a deep sympathy for people who burn their shit down for the insurance money.
good news for people who like the post office
They're like "we'll call the defendants who show up first, like with an in-person docket." Bitch then you make ONE meeting and invite everybody! This is not conceptually difficult!
LOL, I got a package delivered to someone with a subhead of a reputable company at my address. Checked to see if my cc was stolen and used to buy shit- nope. Checked to see if he owns property nearby, maybe the address had a number typo- nope. Googled the guy and found some old white pages listings with my address, so I thought to check my *own* property record, turns out he's the guy who sold it to the previous owner...in 2009.
😂 It's marketing materials. Into the trash it goes!
spinach as landmine detectors
"Through nanotechnology, engineers at MIT in the US have transformed spinach into sensors capable of detecting explosive materials. These plants are then able to wirelessly relay this information back to the scientists.
When the spinach roots detect the presence of nitroaromatics in groundwater, a compound often found in explosives like landmines, the carbon nanotubes within the plant leaves emit a signal. This signal is then read by an infrared camera, sending an email alert to the scientists."
"'Plants are very good analytical chemists,' explains Professor Michael Strano who led the research. 'They have an extensive root network in the soil, are constantly sampling groundwater, and have a way to self-power the transport of that water up into the leaves.'"
It took 3 hours of research and poking and I still don't know what happened or what fixed it. And only one of the new sticks is in there. But!!! It's still twice the size of the old stick so net gain!
What we've learned from this experience is we do our court prep BEFORE we fuck with our only computer.