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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21375 on: July 03, 2014, 10:40:33 PM »
Packing....I hates it..

7 day business trip, and I am so out of practice that I feel like i will end up taking the whole house in the suitcase.... :(


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« Reply #21376 on: July 03, 2014, 10:48:05 PM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

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« Reply #21377 on: July 03, 2014, 11:29:21 PM »
Did I miss something? How did Shiny/Geh get moderated?

Think back on what happened when he was banned and what prompted it.

A very similar situation with an equally demolishing outcome for the other "guy". Remember when you whimpered away? This guy won't whimper cause he has managed to craft a less sincere persona here than you for better and worse and thus will pretend to just walk off the grave embarrassment. At least you owned your own weakness, there is something to be said for that.

In any case, I have screen shots for both incidences.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21378 on: July 03, 2014, 11:35:37 PM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.
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« Reply #21379 on: July 04, 2014, 12:15:15 AM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ad_hominem

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« Reply #21380 on: July 04, 2014, 10:03:22 AM »
I have never understood why 200 people, all about to board a 4.5 hour flight sit down in the terminal.

Won't you be sitting soon enough? Then you will push past me in order to get up.

You have it all wrong. Tire your legs out now by standing.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21381 on: July 04, 2014, 11:42:59 AM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
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« Reply #21382 on: July 04, 2014, 12:36:37 PM »
"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.

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« Reply #21383 on: July 04, 2014, 12:43:09 PM »
"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.

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« Reply #21384 on: July 04, 2014, 12:50:20 PM »
"The most general message is that the selective residential mobility we observe associated with socioeconomic status has its psychological underpinnings in intelligence differences..."

Well obviously.

I hate those textbooks.

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« Reply #21385 on: July 05, 2014, 04:04:25 AM »
I'm filling out a profile that asks for a self-summary. I hate those things. I always either sound lame or pretentious. Ok, it's always both. Anyone want to help me out here? Give me a summary. Go ahead and be rude if you want. Or not. Anything would be better than my awkward attempts at writing it. As long as it's honest I will use it, though probably with some dumb introduction like "This is what the people are saying about Justin..."

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« Reply #21386 on: July 05, 2014, 06:37:01 AM »
I'm filling out a profile that asks for a self-summary. I hate those things. I always either sound lame or pretentious. Ok, it's always both. Anyone want to help me out here? Give me a summary. Go ahead and be rude if you want. Or not. Anything would be better than my awkward attempts at writing it. As long as it's honest I will use it, though probably with some dumb introduction like "This is what the people are saying about Justin..."

Inconsistent with avatars.
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« Reply #21387 on: July 05, 2014, 11:51:08 AM »
Inconsistent with avatars.

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« Reply #21388 on: July 07, 2014, 12:32:13 AM »
BMW used to send to the US lots of sporty sedans, wagons and coupes with manual transmissions.

Now, nearly every BMW has an automatic.   :(

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21389 on: July 07, 2014, 05:31:10 PM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
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« Reply #21390 on: July 07, 2014, 07:12:52 PM »
I am staying in a hotel this week, and I have come to the realization that I want a hotel ice maker installed in my house.

Is this possible?
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21391 on: July 07, 2014, 10:34:12 PM »
Made the mistake of trying to get things at Walmart tonight. First of the month + night before a holiday = 40 minute lines at 10 PM on a Thursday night. No thanks, I'll do my shopping another day.

Oh man! I was going to head there. I totally forgot that all of those factors converged. Forget it. I'll go to the grocery store in the morning.

Why do you hate America?

I like America just fine, it's ridiculous Walmart lines I don't love.
America loves you.

All of America? That's a flattering surprise.  ;)
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« Reply #21392 on: July 07, 2014, 10:37:32 PM »
So I was watching a survival show with my sister (9) last night and one of the participants on the show was a really grungy looking guy with long hair and a beard.

When she saw him, my sister turned to me and said "he looks like a bishop!"
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21393 on: July 07, 2014, 11:16:46 PM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

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« Reply #21394 on: July 08, 2014, 12:12:43 AM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21395 on: July 08, 2014, 12:14:16 AM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 
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« Reply #21396 on: July 08, 2014, 12:26:37 AM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
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« Reply #21397 on: July 08, 2014, 12:34:28 AM »
Competitive trivia was a little better on Monday night.

We correctly named the top 5 majors winners in Women's Tennis since the Open Era began (late 1960s).

We didn't know that Tastykake celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2014 - that was question 20.

We clinched the season at the bar we play at - meaning that we play in the semi-final match on July 23 where the top 5 or 6 advance to the World Series.  A lot of players will be out of town for the World Series on the 26th - we may be down to 3 or 4 people.

The bar we play at has minimal competition, other than an Internet Meetup group and the waitstaff / bartenders.  I plan on playing by myself next week - I came in second (out of 7 teams) playing by myself a few months ago.  The top 3 teams receive a $10 gift card.

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« Reply #21398 on: July 08, 2014, 08:41:41 AM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
I dunno. It is certainly better than most of Charles Martel's stories.  :P
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« Reply #21399 on: July 08, 2014, 08:45:58 AM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

That's certainly a strong candidate. 

Yeah... I don't have a snappy rejoinder. It is a terrible story.
I dunno. It is certainly better than most of Charles Martel's stories.  :P

Most?  :P ;)
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« Reply #21400 on: July 08, 2014, 10:05:09 AM »
So I was watching a survival show with my sister (9) last night and one of the participants on the show was a really grungy looking guy with long hair and a beard.

When she saw him, my sister turned to me and said "he looks like a bishop!"

For a long time before I got 'Doxed, I used to think that Orthodox priests only had such facial hair because it was a fashion trend.  I had no idea that it was required.
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Re: Random Postings
« Reply #21401 on: July 08, 2014, 10:19:52 AM »
I am staying in a hotel this week, and I have come to the realization that I want a hotel ice maker installed in my house.

Is this possible?

Yes.  Talk to a plumber to get a new water line.
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« Reply #21402 on: July 08, 2014, 12:14:44 PM »
Does anyone have any experience about Samsonite S' Cure bags? Any downsides?
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« Reply #21403 on: July 08, 2014, 06:49:38 PM »
Flying Kryptonite! Anyway, the dude who was spamming fish and chips :police: on everyone's threads would be more than welcome if he did his stuff just on this thread.

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« Reply #21404 on: July 08, 2014, 07:50:39 PM »
Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat
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« Reply #21405 on: July 08, 2014, 07:52:43 PM »
Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat

I don't know for sure, but the sensor boxes might have battery back-up for safety reasons, the way that hard-wired smoke alarms do.
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« Reply #21406 on: July 08, 2014, 08:14:16 PM »
Do hotel room door with the key cards still work in a power outage or if I leave my room is that it and I would be locked out of my hot but private dark hotel room?

Sleeping in the rental car during.a.massivd thunder storm holds little appeat

I don't know for sure, but the sensor boxes might have battery back-up for safety reasons, the way that hard-wired smoke alarms do.

You are right. The hotel just verified the key cards will still work

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« Reply #21407 on: July 08, 2014, 08:27:33 PM »
So, I finally got my liturgical library collection completed, consisting of the Anglican Use Gradual, Graduale Romanum, Simple English Propers, Liber Usualis, Graduale Simplex, By Flowing Waters Gradual, Antiphonae Missarum Mediolanensis, Kyriale, St. Dunstan's Plainsong Psalter, Dearmer's The Parson's Handbook, Fortescue's Ceremonies of the Roman Rite, the Roman Ritual 1961 in English-Latin, The Book of Common Prayer 1662, Liturgy of the Hours, the Little Office of the BVM, The Use of Sarum, Ordinal and Tonal, Byzantine Daily Prayer, The Festal Menaion, Octoechos, Psallite Sapienter, and the Parish Book of Psalms. I think if my priest or organist ever needs a reference, my library will suffice.  ;D
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« Reply #21408 on: July 08, 2014, 09:44:19 PM »
Now, I am starting to look into aquiring a Prius.

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« Reply #21409 on: July 08, 2014, 10:00:23 PM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

Well, sadly it doesn't look like it's going to be that convenient. It's starting to seem that either the mailman simply lost my package somewhere, or it was stolen out of the mailbox itself. In either of those cases, I lose out since I got it through ebay from a regular person (i.e. not a store that uses ebay). If the USPS investigation does manage to find it though that's great, but it seems extremely unlikely at this point.
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« Reply #21410 on: July 08, 2014, 10:13:10 PM »
USPS marked something I was supposed to receive today as "Delivered," but it was never in fact delivered. Great.

That happened to me last week. So I emailed the company I ordered my product from, and told them I had never received it. A couple days later, someone emailed me and said, "We're sending another right out to you!" So I told my husband (conversationally) that I was receiving a replacement, and he said, "What? I have that package. It's in the closet. I thought I told you." So I had to quickly email them back and be like "JUST KIDDING!"

The End of the World's Most Boring Story

Well, sadly it doesn't look like it's going to be that convenient. It's starting to seem that either the mailman simply lost my package somewhere, or it was stolen out of the mailbox itself. In either of those cases, I lose out since I got it through ebay from a regular person (i.e. not a store that uses ebay). If the USPS investigation does manager to find it though that's great, but it seems extremely unlikely at this point.
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« Reply #21411 on: July 08, 2014, 11:05:02 PM »
If only packages could be teleported rather than relying on increasingly disgruntled delivery employees (USPS, FedEX, UPS, et al.).

To Amazon - invest in teleportation technologies rather than drones.

Edit: Teleportation would put the airlines out of business if people could teleport to their destinations.  I don't know how customs would be handled for teleporters....
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« Reply #21412 on: July 08, 2014, 11:14:53 PM »
If only packages could be teleported rather than relying on increasingly disgruntled delivery employees (USPS, FedEX, UPS, et al.).

To Amazon - invest in teleportation technologies rather than drones.

Edit: Teleportation would put the airlines out of business if people could teleport to their destinations.  I don't know how customs would be handled for teleporters....
I feel like for teleporters, there would be restrictions placed on them.

Example, you can transport from LA to one right on the Peace Bridge, go through customs, and then use one on the Canadian side to transport to say, Vancouver.

Or have designated places, say JFK turned into a teleportation centre, where you would need to clear customs before you were allowed to use the teleporter, like they have for planes. or whenever planes do, but I dont fly so I am not too sure.

And have the offical ones blocked from doing anything besides that. Wont stop the problem for good, but you can only do the same for planes too

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« Reply #21413 on: July 08, 2014, 11:24:32 PM »
Teleportation was so idealized on Star Trek....

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« Reply #21414 on: July 09, 2014, 04:52:21 AM »
...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

But, to answer the question, I think Korea was the last country we declared war on.
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« Reply #21415 on: July 09, 2014, 05:03:24 AM »
...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.
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« Reply #21416 on: July 09, 2014, 07:15:14 AM »
I want to see Germany and Netherlands play for the finals.
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« Reply #21417 on: July 09, 2014, 09:18:37 AM »
...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

But, to answer the question, I think Korea was the last country we declared war on.
We did not declare war on Korea.  It was classified as a "military engagement" authorized through the UN Security Council
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« Reply #21418 on: July 09, 2014, 01:04:15 PM »
...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.

You think if the Axis won the war, that there'd be a Cold War between America and Nazi Germany with America becoming increasingly more Left winged and granting Civil Rights earlier in order to be different from the Rightist, eugenist Nazis?
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« Reply #21419 on: July 09, 2014, 01:09:36 PM »
...followed a few days later by Germany.

Actually, IIRC, we never declared war on Germany but Hitler for some reason declared war on the United States a few days after the Pearl Harbor incident, which was a stupid move when you think about it. What if the US only went against Japan and stayed out of the European theater?

Roosevelt wanted that war.

Otherwise, I suppose that the commies would have taken over most of Europe. There would have been coups in Switzerland and a war in Spain. Don't know how the Cold War would have played out with Stalin in control of Western Europe.

You think if the Axis won the war, that there'd be a Cold War between America and Nazi Germany with America becoming increasingly more Left winged and granting Civil Rights earlier in order to be different from the Rightist, eugenist Nazis?

Unlikely. Nazis self-identified and were identified by all as a branch of the left. Communists called them right-winged, but that doesn't mean anything since "right-winged" is just a curse word for anyone they don't like. Remember that Jews were hated first because they were wealthy capitalists, not the opposite.

The only difference from National Socialism and the International Communism is the adjective. Nazis had no shame in saying that Arian superiority was the best vehicle to bring about a leftist utopia, while Soviets pretended to want a kind of international collective, while they really wanted just to be the ruling elite just like the Nazi.
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