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Post by hepcat » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:51 pm

I love the picture. They look like 3 CPAs who broke into a wig shop after watching a Burt Reynolds marathon.
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Post by Z-Corn » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:25 pm

If you love it so much then why don't you SCREAM FOR ME LONG BEACH...SCREAM FOR MEEE!

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Post by Skinypupy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:53 pm

I heard a radio ad today promoting a concert from The Offspring that would be an "intimate acoustic set".

Is that a thing people are clamoring for? I mean, The Offspring are fun and all, but great musicianship is certainly not the first thing that springs to mind when I think of them. It's all about fast, catchy, 3-chord punk that I can jump around to.

Why on earth would I want to see an acoustic set? :?
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Post by Smoove_B » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:59 pm

Because you're old, partially deaf, and your knees hurt.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:02 am

No need to bring me into this.
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Post by dbt1949 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:28 am

I am not a very empathetic person. I am not completely void of empathy.
Does this make me a bad person?
I have no idea how to get to be empathetic.
I have read books telling me how I should feel about things. But I usually don't change my mind.

PS I wanted to add that I do feel empathy for animals I think it's just people I don't have much for.
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Post by Moat_Man » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:30 am

Z-Corn wrote:
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That video was cromulent.
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Post by Kraken » Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:54 am

dbt1949 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:28 am
I am not a very empathetic person. I am not completely void of empathy.
Does this make me a bad person?
I have no idea how to get to be empathetic.
I have read books telling me how I should feel about things. But I usually don't change my mind.

PS I wanted to add that I do feel empathy for animals I think it's just people I don't have much for.
If you understand and follow the conventions that make one a good person, then you are a good person, regardless of whether you are motivated by love or God or fear or whatever. You don't have to feel it to be it.

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Post by Scuzz » Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:04 am

dbt1949 wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:28 am
I am not a very empathetic person. I am not completely void of empathy.
Does this make me a bad person?
I have no idea how to get to be empathetic.
I have read books telling me how I should feel about things. But I usually don't change my mind.

PS I wanted to add that I do feel empathy for animals I think it's just people I don't have much for.
I can relate to this. I think it's because I refuse to put the weight of the world on my shoulders or feel guilty or bad about things that I had no part of. And I haven't read books on the subject, in fact I avoid them. My wife can cry watching the news, I just want to change channels.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:48 am

I had planned to call my urologist today to schedule my 6 month post op appointment for next week. Instead I get up to a voicemail saying I have an appointment tomorrow at 10:30am. I cant go to that. Its going to be 28 degrees and the office is 30 miles from me. Id have to be up ready and out way early. I cant leave my little dog in that cold. I only have space heaters and cant leave them on.

So after a 20 minute hold I try to reschedule for next week. I have Tuesday and Wednesday as good days. Of course they say he is in surgeries those days. Maybe I can get in in Dec.UGH. After working they find me one for Wednesday and I can see a assistant instead. Sounds good.....oh wait thats at the office across town...another 15 miles. NOPE!

In the end I get a Dec 3 at 10:30am. Time still sucks and the weather may be even colder. If so Ill have to wait until spring to go. No big deal as its just a checkup. My 6 month may turn into a 10-12 month.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:04 pm

i wondered why i never got my 401(k) enrollment email. apparently i was supposed to receive that a month after i started working for the contract agency (and i've been with them now for almost eight months). i called Fidelity this morning and they told me that my contract agency 'never notified' them that i was no longer a 'new employee'. i wrote the HR dept at the contract agency and asked if this was so. they replied that Fidelity should have done this 'automatically' after 30 days 'but we manually changed it now'. sent them a response explaining that this was kind of a big oopsie on _someone's_ part and i really hope it doesn't happen to anyone else....

i'm disappointed this devolved to finger-pointing, but given my past history with this contract agency, i'm much more inclined to believe Fidelity's story. not like it really matters in the long run, as the agency does no matching at all until you've worked for them for two years - and then it's only 2%.

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Post by Daehawk » Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:59 pm

We live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of air.
I like that saying / quote.
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Post by dbt1949 » Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:13 pm

The dregs all drop to the bottom.
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Post by Archinerd » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm

My mother-in-law wants a new Apple iphone 6s so she can use Uber/Lyft.
Shoot me.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:33 pm

Archinerd wrote:
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My mother-in-law wants a new Apple iphone 6s so she can use Uber/Lyft.
Shoot me.
Black Friday at Walmart on Straight Talk, $100. Non-insanity price is $150.

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Post by hitbyambulance » Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:57 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Archinerd wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm
My mother-in-law wants a new Apple iphone 6s so she can use Uber/Lyft.
Shoot me.
Black Friday at Walmart on Straight Talk, $100. Non-insanity price is $150.
worth it with security updates on the 6S likely ending next year?

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:00 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Archinerd wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm
My mother-in-law wants a new Apple iphone 6s so she can use Uber/Lyft.
Shoot me.
Black Friday at Walmart on Straight Talk, $100. Non-insanity price is $150.
worth it with security updates on the 6S likely ending next year?
An iPhone 8 would run you $450, so it still works out to ~$150/year, and that would get you probably three years before updates are an issue.

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Post by Trent Steel » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:11 pm

$iljanus wrote:
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I don't think I'm that far off-base in saying that the soundtrack to Conan the Barbarian is a masterpiece.
After reading this I asked my daughter if she knew the answer to the riddle of steel. Unfortunately she did not and I’m going to have to have a discussion with her teachers later this week at her parent teacher conference.
And if that doesn't work you can have her contemplate this on the Tree of Woe.
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Post by Archinerd » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:39 pm

Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:00 pm
hitbyambulance wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Isgrimnur wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:33 pm
Archinerd wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:29 pm
My mother-in-law wants a new Apple iphone 6s so she can use Uber/Lyft.
Shoot me.
Black Friday at Walmart on Straight Talk, $100. Non-insanity price is $150.
worth it with security updates on the 6S likely ending next year?
An iPhone 8 would run you $450, so it still works out to ~$150/year, and that would get you probably three years before updates are an issue.
Thanks.
The real issue is we don't think she will actually know how to use it. Her track record with flip phones has not been stellar, but she does have an ipad.
So, maybe?

Also, the entire purpose of this is so she can volunteer to count kettles at Salvation Army once a week.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:40 pm

Get a good, sturdy case for it, and only agree to help support it in the event that it never comes out of it.

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Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:43 pm

NBC News
A Texas family said their homeowners' association put a damper on their holiday spirit by telling them to take down an inflatable snowman because it's too early for Christmas decorations.

Claudia Simonis, a resident of the Lakeside at Canyon Springs subdivision in San Antonio, told NBC News in a phone interview on Thursday that her family decorated their front yard on Nov. 1 with a large inflatable snowman, a reindeer and a Santa helicopter.

Days later, on Nov. 4, the neighborhood's homeowners' association, Diamond Association Management & Consulting, sent the family a letter saying the festive display was a violation and that the snowman needed to be removed.

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Post by Daehawk » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:06 pm

Well I agree its too dang early for Christmas anything. Then again Id never live somewhere that others told me how to have my own home.
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Post by dbt1949 » Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:13 pm

I could never live in a housing project that had a homeowners association. Or a condo where I have to pay maintenance fee for that matter either.
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Post by stessier » Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:23 am

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:shock:

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Post by Kasey Chang » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am

For no apparent reason other than "I saw it on Kickstarter / Stacksocial" I decided to buy a Band-it, the multi-tool wallet. It's basically a hard piece of aluminum with some shockcord but it is slick and slimmer than the EZGo wallet I ordered... wow, back in 2015. And MUCH harder as you *can* use it as a multi-tool if you have to, and even comes with a two-sided screwdriver bit integrated as a pull tab, while I wait for my Kickstarter Excalibur wallet. ;)
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Post by Blackhawk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:04 am

I raised one eyebrow. Slightly.
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Post by LordMortis » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:10 am

I guess I went to the wrong thread for my post.

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:26 am

Kasey Chang wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:03 am
For no apparent reason other than "I saw it on Kickstarter / Stacksocial" I decided to buy a Band-it, the multi-tool wallet. It's basically a hard piece of aluminum with some shockcord but it is slick and slimmer than the EZGo wallet I ordered... wow, back in 2015. And MUCH harder as you *can* use it as a multi-tool if you have to, and even comes with a two-sided screwdriver bit integrated as a pull tab, while I wait for my Kickstarter Excalibur wallet. ;)
Im still using the wallet my late father gave me back around 1992. Its leather and still in perfect condition. The little plastic photo holder in has had to be replaced at least 7 times though.
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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:43 pm

Dear vendor,

Thank you for your hard work over the years on our mobile app. And thank you for sending us new files to install on our system.

I do have one suggestion, however. Next time, could you send us the actual files instead of the HTML from their Bitbucket pages?

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Post by Isgrimnur » Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:08 pm

Neat.

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Post by hepcat » Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:56 pm

On hold with Microsoft sales and they're playing the same hold music that they've used now for at least the last 3 years. I've come to call it "Shaft's Funeral".
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 pm

in addition to my mom now in line for a liver transplant, my dad calls today to say he was diagnosed with prostate cancer (6-7 out of 9). : /

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:51 pm

I remember my dad having to get about 100 needles worth of radioactive pellets implanted in his prostate.
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Post by hitbyambulance » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:59 pm

Daehawk wrote:
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I remember my dad having to get about 100 needles worth of radioactive pellets implanted in his prostate.
how much longer did he live after that?

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Post by Daehawk » Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:20 pm

About 10 years but he didn't die from that. As far as I know his prostate was never a trouble again. He was 76 when he died of an aneurysm. Those tend to run in his side of the family. His mom and brother also had them.
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Post by Kraken » Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:26 pm

hitbyambulance wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:17 pm
in addition to my mom now in line for a liver transplant, my dad calls today to say he was diagnosed with prostate cancer (6-7 out of 9). : /
IDK what those numbers mean, but most men with prostate cancer will live long enough to die of something else. It's usually pretty tame, as cancer goes. There are prominent counterexamples, of course.

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F--- cancer

Post by The Meal » Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:18 am

Sorry to hear it, HBA. Best luck to you and your family.

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Post by gbasden » Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:14 pm

hepcat wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:56 pm
On hold with Microsoft sales and they're playing the same hold music that they've used now for at least the last 3 years. I've come to call it "Shaft's Funeral".
In that same period of time they have probably changed the product name you were inquiring about at least 6 times, though. It balances out. :)

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