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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:37 pm

I was just at the dentist with my daughter and Metallica's Master of Puppets came on over the sound system. I looked over at one of the hygienists and we both did a double take. I can honestly say that's a first. Apparently they have some type of audio subscription that changes the music theme hourly.

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Post by Brian » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:50 pm

Did you tell him to switch off of the Oldies Channel?
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Post by Smoove_B » Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:55 pm

Seriously. If I wasn't so shocked, I would have asked what was with the classic rock. I think the song playing right before it was Sweet Melissa by the Allman Brothers.

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When your posts sound like a weird grumpy Andy Rooney rant, it might be time to sign off the internet for the day.

That video is more fun when you assume those are eight or nine empty beers in front of him at the start.
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Watched the SNL opening with Woody Harrelson. The man is a national treasure.
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Post by LordMortis » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:51 pm

After all these years finally getting reasonably good at WASD has made my generally bad typing worse. Fingers no longer have any idea where home is.
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Post by Pyperkub » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:56 pm

LordMortis wrote:After all these years finally getting reasonably good at WASD has made my generally bad typing worse. Fingers know longer have any idea where home is.
Yeah, I always have to remap to esdf, it's annoying that people who never learned to touch type defined fps movement.
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Post by LordMortis » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:10 pm

I never did the FPS. Camera and map controls eventually moved from mouse + arrows or number to WASD. That is probably why it has only been in the last could of years that I have adapted. But same gripe, different games. I'd probably learn to remap like you have, but not all games allow you to remap. Then I'd be really screwed trying to remember what's up when. I'm getting too old to change mindesets and controls without looking from one game to another.

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Post by Daehawk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:11 pm

Was flipping around TV and seeing all kinds of sports broadcasts but it hit me...no PBA...no bowling these days AT ALL. In the 70s and 80s I loved to watch pro bowling. I loved to go bowling. I haven't been in years thanks to my back but I still would if I could. Bowling has fallen on hard times though in the last decade and a half . All the alleys around here have closed but one. The originals are all gone. All of them were built in the 50s and 60s. The one we have now is some newer one built inside one of our old closed supermarkets. It has all the fancy stuff like a bar and blacklighting glow and crap.

Id give a lot if the old original from the 50s in the basement was here with eatery and jukebox. It was also a designated fallout shelter in case of atomic war. Sigh.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:22 pm

Had a power outage in San Francisco this morning. Power was out at about 7AM, and came back 9:45 ish. This was not a part of the rolling blackout PG&E claims is to lower fire risks.

Personally, I still say PG&E is just trying to piss off enough customers to push the state PUC to raise rates so it can pay for the two huge liabilities it had to pay out in the last decade.
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Post by Smoove_B » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:33 pm

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Was flipping around TV and seeing all kinds of sports broadcasts but it hit me...no PBA...no bowling these days AT ALL.
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Post by Daehawk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:36 pm

Neat info thanks. Never knew that. Shame too though.


Also I hate companies that try to make customers pay for the company's mistake. Recently the water company in Chattanooga had a water main break. Well 3 or 4 actually. But this one was huge and the entire city was without water for days. After it was all fixed up again the water company started talking about a rate hike to pay for it. Oh no they didn't said almost everyone. Needless to say they abandoned that idea real fast. WTF is it with companies that you pay for service every month and them making their profits then wanting to charge you for their own stuff. Its crazy. Pay for stuff yourselves ya bastages.
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LordMortis wrote:After all these years finally getting reasonably good at WASD has made my generally bad typing worse. Fingers know longer have any idea where home is.
Yeah, I always have to remap to esdf, it's annoying that people who never learned to touch type defined fps movement.
After almost 20 years of ESDF, I made the change to WASD about a year ago, mostly because there are too many games that don't allow rebinding, or worse, allow rebinding of some functions, but not others (Bethesda, fuck you - Fallout 4 and 76 both let you remap your movement keys, but hard-code the building movement keys to WASD, making them unusable if your rebind to any of those keys.)

I still hate it. I have lost my ability to find keys without looking after ~30+ years of touch typing. But I can't go back, because the industry doesn't understand what the home row is for.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:02 pm

For the heck of it, I tried Safeway delivery instead of Amazon Prime Now! delivery that I usually use.

Safeway is quite a bit cheaper, as I was able to find sale items much more easily, and selection is fantastic and because it's a real supermarket with a lot of branches. However, it charges $4 "handling fee", as well as a delivery fee. For 2 hour delivery, you need to pay like $10. If you can schedule it 4-6 hours ahead (or next day), delivery fee drops to $4. Or if you order like 65 to $100 bucks delivery's free.

Amazon Prime Now has its own warehouse, but only one (in "Dogpatch" area of San Francisco). While it charges no extra delivery fee, it does include $5 tip for the driver, and free delivery within a 2-hour window only requires $35 minimum purchase. However, the 35 minimum is harder to achieve because it counts strangely... Whole Foods Market is counted separately from Amazon market from Petco market.

Amazon's own selection is much more limited. For example, they only seem to have ice cream in 1 pint sizes, instead of the larger sizes. And their prices for the 1 pint... you can almost buy a gallon at Safeway if it's on sale. Haagen Daaz 1 pint is basically 3.50 at safeway (2 for 7) while it's like 5 to 6 at Amazon. Same with Ben and Jerry 1 pint stuff. I can get 3-4x the amount of ice cream at Safeway.

Amazon's main draw is it's fast (relatively) and very reliable (so far), as you can track the driver in the app within the 2-hour window (or even 1 hour window if you want to pay extra). The only indication you have for safeway was the driver will call you upon arrival, within the 4-hour window. No tracking.

So now you know. I bought like a month's worth of ice cream from Safeway today delivered, plus enough slice turkey to make a week's worth of burritos. I may be buying more from Safeway in the future.
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Post by Daehawk » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:23 pm

but not others (Bethesda, fuck you - Fallout 4 and 76 both let you remap your movement keys, but hard-code the building movement keys to WASD, making them unusable if your rebind to any of those keys.)
Used arrows since I started in 94 and always will. With FO4 though ugh. When I built stuff I simply had to stand in one place and plant stuff around me then move some and do it again if I wanted to build anything. Thought it was stupid...still do.
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Post by Default » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:34 pm

The real estate becomes worth more than the alley. Nobody bowls anymore. As a matter of fact, most team sports have ceased to be. :-/

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Was flipping around TV and seeing all kinds of sports broadcasts but it hit me...no PBA...no bowling these days AT ALL. In the 70s and 80s I loved to watch pro bowling. I loved to go bowling. I haven't been in years thanks to my back but I still would if I could. Bowling has fallen on hard times though in the last decade and a half . All the alleys around here have closed but one. The originals are all gone. All of them were built in the 50s and 60s. The one we have now is some newer one built inside one of our old closed supermarkets. It has all the fancy stuff like a bar and blacklighting glow and crap.

Id give a lot if the old original from the 50s in the basement was here with eatery and jukebox. It was also a designated fallout shelter in case of atomic war. Sigh.
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This product had to be invented by a guy...

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Warm wine is not appealing.
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Warm wine is not appealing.
Depends on the packaging.
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This product had to be invented by a guy...

If you don't want to click through, reveal the spoiler.
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"The Wine Rack" is a sports bra that contains a liquid reservoir with a drinking tube. Didn't say what the capacity is, but can't be too large.
Seems like they'd do better targeting drinkers of British ale (i.e. "warm beer"). Though they'd likely need to make 'em a whole lot bigger.
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Post by Sudy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 pm

I live in an apartment of about 60 units. On-site laundry facilities is three washing machines and four dryers. Sometimes the same person uses two or three of the washers at once. Is this assholish, or efficient? I've been trying to figure it out mathematically. I believe each washer cycle is 38 minutes. Each dryer cycle is 50.

I've always thought using more than one washer at a time was assholish. I've only done it once when I was washing blankets, and only because the third machine was vacant. But then I started thinking about it. If you have the laundry to do anyway, isn't it in everyone's best interest for you to do it as soon as possible? Better for a machine to be in use than not. There are no rules posted regarding this.

But you still look and feel like an asshole if you're loading your second/third machine when someone else walks in needing to do their laundry. And I guess it's also a question of when. It seems like it might be more polite to use only one machine at peak times when there are more likely to be people needing to put a load in. But it's not quite clear when those peak times are (other than on the weekend).

Some of the annoyance would be mitigated by having a camera monitoring system tenants could access, but no such luck.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:56 pm

I used to do laundry at a full laundromat. I went at really late/early hours, and had no qualms about taking 8 washers out of ~30. The quicker I was done, the quicker I could leave.

But a small one like that adds a different element to it.

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I live in an apartment of about 60 units. On-site laundry facilities is three washing machines and four dryers. Sometimes the same person uses two or three of the washers at once. Is this assholish, or efficient? I've been trying to figure it out mathematically. I believe each washer cycle is 38 minutes. Each dryer cycle is 50.

I've always thought using more than one washer at a time was assholish. I've only done it once when I was washing blankets, and only because the third machine was vacant. But then I started thinking about it. If you have the laundry to do anyway, isn't it in everyone's best interest for you to do it as soon as possible? Better for a machine to be in use than not. There are no rules posted regarding this.

But you still look and feel like an asshole if you're loading your second/third machine when someone else walks in needing to do their laundry. And I guess it's also a question of when. It seems like it might be more polite to use only one machine at peak times when there are more likely to be people needing to put a load in. But it's not quite clear when those peak times are (other than on the weekend).

Some of the annoyance would be mitigated by having a camera monitoring system tenants could access, but no such luck.
Using all three machines gets your loads done quicker, but what if you're occupying the whole range at prime hours (right after work? after dinner?) when other tenants are most likely to want to use the machines too? Occupying all the machine from 7:00-9:00pm isn't the same thing as occupying all the machines at 2:00-4:00am.

Accessibility at decent hours is the most precious resource here. If you have three loads of laundry, it's more neighborly to spend three times as long on one machine and leave others open for your neighbors. It costs you more time, but why should neighbors have to wait because you have more dirty items?

If I were manager, I would make a rule that you have only one machine at a time except during certain non-peak hours.
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If there are only 3 machines, I'd say each person is limited to max of 2, but as a courtesy.
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Depends on how much you want to be liked/tolerated by your neighbors.
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Post by The Meal » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:44 am

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I live in an apartment of about 60 units. On-site laundry facilities is three washing machines and four dryers. Sometimes the same person uses two or three of the washers at once. Is this assholish, or efficient? I've been trying to figure it out mathematically. I believe each washer cycle is 38 minutes. Each dryer cycle is 50.
Efficient (from the machine's point of view) is doing a load of laundry as soon as you've accumulated one load of laundry. Waiting to do multiples in the communal laundromat is going to put more strain on the system. (By way of example: if everyone waited until they had eight loads accumulated, most of the time things would work out fine, but that one time someone was ahead of you and you had to wait four extra hours to get your loads started would really suck.)

Using two washers and leaving one free for the next person is probably the nicest use case for the combination of efficiency of your time and kindness to your fellow laundry facility users. If the next person has some article of clothing that absolutely needs to be immediately laundered, then they have that option available.

I'm biased from my local (semi-arid) environment, but dryers tend to be a luxury item more cheaply replaced with open space and drying racks or drying lines. Also, someone who leaves completed items in the dryers should have no expectation their items would remain sitting in the dryers were I in need of using one at the completion of my wash cycle. This is known shared-laundry etiquette: Git ya stuff out asap.

Were it me in my younger years, the speed at which I could complete the task of laundry would trump all other considerations and I'd use as many washers and dryers as were available, next-person-be-damned. Now that I'm a bit older and more compassionate, without mitigating circumstances I'd do my part to leave one washer available in the case of someone else's emergency.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:35 am

8 loads? I down even own that many clothes. You'd have to wait more than a month to have that much saved up.
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8 loads? I down even own that many clothes. You'd have to wait more than a month to have that much saved up.
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Post by Kasey Chang » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:39 am

Amazon recently decided to do away with minimum order amount completely. They will ship you even the $1-$3 stuff for Prime next day delivery. Some people speculate this was to compete with the dollar stores. I personally think it's more like they are just expanding down market as well as up market.

I ordered some ear picks. One set for like $3 on the 18th, chose "saver" delivery (i.e. go ahead, take a week). They shipped it over that weekend, and I got it on Monday 21st. What's even better, I got two sets, not just one.
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Post by gbasden » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:04 pm

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8 loads? I down even own that many clothes. You'd have to wait more than a month to have that much saved up.
That very much depends on how many people are in your household and what they do for a living. When we had a housemate that was a blacksmith our laundry loads increased dramatically.

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Post by Kraken » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:23 pm

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8 loads? I down even own that many clothes. You'd have to wait more than a month to have that much saved up.
That very much depends on how many people are in your household and what they do for a living. When we had a housemate that was a blacksmith our laundry loads increased dramatically.
Also, how fussy you are about your laundry. Wife won't wash blues with blacks, for example, so her "loads" can consist of as few as 4-5 garments. In my world view, there are whites, darks, and 2-3 categories of colors.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:49 pm

Kraken wrote:
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Wife won't wash blues with blacks, for example, so her "loads" can consist of as few as 4-5 garments.
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Re: Random randomness

Post by Cylus Maxii » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:13 pm

Re laundromat etiquette - Devil's Advocate here - it's very inefficient to have multiple people doing laundry in parallel wasting man hours. I think the kinder thing is to get all those machine's going if you can and get yours done and clear out for the next tenant. It should be first come, first served. They can do something else while they wait.
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Re: Random randomness

Post by morlac » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:28 pm

Default wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:34 pm
The real estate becomes worth more than the alley. Nobody bowls anymore. As a matter of fact, most team sports have ceased to be. :-/

Daehawk wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 1:11 pm
Was flipping around TV and seeing all kinds of sports broadcasts but it hit me...no PBA...no bowling these days AT ALL. In the 70s and 80s I loved to watch pro bowling. I loved to go bowling. I haven't been in years thanks to my back but I still would if I could. Bowling has fallen on hard times though in the last decade and a half . All the alleys around here have closed but one. The originals are all gone. All of them were built in the 50s and 60s. The one we have now is some newer one built inside one of our old closed supermarkets. It has all the fancy stuff like a bar and blacklighting glow and crap.

Id give a lot if the old original from the 50s in the basement was here with eatery and jukebox. It was also a designated fallout shelter in case of atomic war. Sigh.
6 bowling complexes within 10 miles of my work per google. Plenty of people bowling still, it's just most of them have turned into multi entertainment complexes that have bowling lanes in addition to pool halls, arcades, etc. The small neighborhood bowling alleys may have mostly gone away much like mom and pop stores. Looks to be only about 3 in Chattanooga though. Maybe Kingpin 2 would reinvigorate the sport :)

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Re: Random randomness

Post by morlac » Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:30 pm

Anonymous Bosch wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:41 pm
Kasey Chang wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:14 am
This product had to be invented by a guy...

If you don't want to click through, reveal the spoiler.
Spoiler:
"The Wine Rack" is a sports bra that contains a liquid reservoir with a drinking tube. Didn't say what the capacity is, but can't be too large.
Seems like they'd do better targeting drinkers of British ale (i.e. "warm beer"). Though they'd likely need to make 'em a whole lot bigger.
I'm pretty sure it will hold brown liquor as well as wine. I mean who smuggles a glass of wine into a football game? Hmm, we might need to remarket this as "The Booze Boxers" for the gents.

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Re: Random randomness

Post by dbt1949 » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:18 pm

When I wash I do everything in one load. Ain't worried about grey underwear.
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