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    PostSubject: absentee penguin   Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:12 pm

    Sorry if I've been missing in action as of late, but I've been burning the midnight oil at work. Will be doing so for the next 8-10 weeks. Will drop in as often as possible and hope to return to flooding the forum as usual after I'm finished with the fall mess.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:04 pm

    Just glad to know you're OK, and haven't found new friends and forgotten about us! elephant Come visit when you can, and we'll be happy! Smile

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:52 am

    Hmm... I will have to think of a suitable response to this. scratch

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:30 pm

    I suppose work is a good reason to not be posting so much.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:03 am

    Not really, but it'll do for now... Smile

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:00 pm

    bozo wrote:
    Just glad to know you're OK, and haven't found new friends and forgotten about us! elephant Come visit when you can, and we'll be happy! Smile

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    I have friends? Is this a curable illness or am I doomed?

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:09 pm

    For folks like you, I'm afraid it's a chronic condition; you'll be suffering from it for the rest of your life. Unless, of course, you can develop the condition that I have, that of being a grumpy, degenerate old man (or penguin). This is the only cure I have found that is guaranteed to develop an immunity to friends. Fortunately, I found the cure at a relatively young age, becoming that rare beast, a youthful grumpy old man. Good luck, as those who have friends have trouble developing degenerative grumpiness; the conditions seen to be exclusive. If you wish to try and run into problems, be sure to ask for advice; I will tell you to pound sand, providing you with your first lesson. mule

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:29 pm

    I hate to say it but I don't like him being gone... Lil_pain_in_the_butt (aka my annoying little sister) is no fun to pick on. I don't like how hard it is to try and torture welan over the phone:!:
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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:50 pm

    You can always leave things for him to find while you're gone. Like rearrange his office at night.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:05 pm

    Hmmm that's always an idea Twisted Evil
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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:35 am

    Careful! Payback's a bi..., uh, er,...can be bad! But it can be worth it!

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:36 pm

    Tell me what you see...

    Sorry if it's a bit blurry..was in motion.
    Take your best guess, I'll explain it later...

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:52 pm

    The Forward blaster control pod on a Imperial Star Destroyer? Or perhaps the view from the Bovine Behavior modification and Agricultural tending room?

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 25, 2010 4:36 pm

    Looks to me like someone has hacked into the NSA's mapping programs, showing the location and attitude of the dishes that receive the signals from their spy satellites. The window with the blue in the lower part of the left screen is the satellite's view of the topography of a lake, showing the location of the large catfish and shoals of bait fish. The upper left of the right screen is showing a man in a three cornered hat ( scratch ), probably a representation of a Patriot missile site, used domestically to render the aforementioned bait fish and catfish to possession. The darker beige squares in the center of the left screen are an unrelated order form for Viagra, ( affraid ) the smaller, lower one is asking for the prescription number, which hasn't been filled in yet.

    Above the screens are some digital readouts showing the time and unused capacity of a couple of freezers, used for storing the winter's supply of large catfish and bait fish.

    In the center of the left screen is a green circle that does look like the symbol folks in Star Trek wear on their uniforms, so maybe I'm way off base, or maybe it's just some programmer's little joke.

    I'm sorry, but that's all I could dig out of this horrible photo. Looks like it was taken surreptitiously with one of those little spy cameras.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:16 pm

    Looks like you've hacked the tractor's GPS system to play Commander Keen.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:43 am

    here's the same view in day light..Bd was close This tractor is computer controlled (left monitor) it's steered by a GPS system. Still needs to be turned aroud by human intervention and it can't seem to fuel it's self. Now you know what I've been up to. This is the John Deere "Green Star 2" system. (not yet public)
    Can you believe they have penguins and other furry critters testing this?

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:38 pm

    If I could have recognized the man in the three cornered hat as being a tractor I could have had it!

    That's pretty slick. Even if all it can do is keep the furrows straight, that would relieve the operator for significant amounts of time to read, play air guitar (the stereo system in the cab is still there, right?), answer calls of nature, munch dried herring, or (hint, hint) spend time on farm related forums such as this one via wifi or other wireless broadband. Or if you had an operator at each end of the field to turn it around, they could do something constructive in-between times. Surely it will tell you when it *needs* fuel, even if it can't actually fuel itself.

    If you need a realistic tester, I think I have the qualifications of a typical out of work farm hand. I got a high school diploma a while back, but can't find it; I own an International Travelall, so you know I can drive large equipment (I think I have a cap to go with it, even); I have a bad back, but how much lifting you gotta do up there in the cab?; and I'm great with compooters, I can turn them on and I can find stuff with Google, so you know I'm good. Just let me know if you're interested. I promise I'll clean all the beer cans out of the cab at the end of the day!

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:16 pm

    bozo wrote:
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    Nice save bozo... and he doesn't hack the tractors GPS to play a game. He just does it to sit on facebook and watch youtube videos about catfish Razz
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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:16 pm

    I've been told on!
    By the way Bozo,self turning is in the works. And it has XM satalite radio.
    Funny thing is the pizza oven keeps shorting out the radio.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:40 pm

    Well so long as the radio don't short out the Pizza oven. Some things are too much to put up with.

    Interesting stuff that is becoming available to Farmers/contractors these days. I was looking through a website on surveying equipment the other day and so some really nifty things. Too bad so many needed Windrows in order to d/l data. Mad

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:15 pm

    They actually have gps units that will turn the tractor. Say you're planting, it will slow the tractor at the end of the row, lift the planter up, turn the tractor, drop the planter, and speed back up. Some new planters don't even have markers anymore, they just rely on gps.

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    PostSubject: Re: absentee penguin   Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:59 am

    bdquick wrote:
    They actually have gps units that will turn the tractor. Say you're planting, it will slow the tractor at the end of the row, lift the planter up, turn the tractor, drop the planter, and speed back up. Some new planters don't even have markers anymore, they just rely on gps.
    Well BD that only works if the field is already mapped. And because we are using a custom applicator (not built by JD) things arn't as simple. {insert penguin here} thus the need for all the fine tuning. That and the fact that this new software isn't playing nice affraid

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