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Scarab Sages

Patrick Curtin wrote:
Time to drive some kidlings to school.

I did the same thing this morning. However, I did not get paid to do so. Sad zombie is sad.


Ugh.

School is back in session.


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We walk to school, but we take a shortcut over train tracks and through Turkey infested woods.

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captain yesterday wrote:
We walk to school, but we take a shortcut over train tracks and through Turkey infested woods.

You and your family are very brave.

And possibly some other words, but brave is a compliment :3


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Ugh, now I want a meat-themed version of Candyland.

Edit: That woke Stoo'Mak up. Off to make coffee and scrounge for breakfast.


Patrick Curtin wrote:

Get some sleep wave-beaten wizard! And stop frolicking with those water elementals! ;)

Early call to work. Time to drive some kidlings to school.

You too Monkey-man!

I want MY kids bus drivers to have good nights sleep in them before dealing with my little monsters,... erm, I mean,
Before driving my precious angels to school! (Yeah, that's it!) :)


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Rysky wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
We walk to school, but we take a shortcut over train tracks and through Turkey infested woods.

You and your family are very brave.

And possibly some other words, but brave is a compliment :3

My kids have a vibing with nature thing going on, so no worries from me. :-)


Ragadolf wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Get some sleep wave-beaten wizard! And stop frolicking with those water elementals! ;)

Early call to work. Time to drive some kidlings to school.

You too Monkey-man!

I want MY kids bus drivers to have good nights sleep in them before dealing with my little monsters,... erm, I mean,
Before driving my precious angels to school! (Yeah, that's it!) :)

Oh I basically took yesterday as a holiday. I loafed, I napped, I watched the endless FXX Simpsons for a while (I basically have only seen about 15% of the show, so a lot of them are new to me)

I was ready to get all the little darlings to school. It was hairy on the elementary run though. A lot of tricky turn offs and missing street signs. I ended up 10 minutes late to school , but better late and safe I say.


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yesterday:
It was... mashed potatoes!

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Patrick Curtin wrote:

Oh I basically took yesterday as a holiday. I loafed, I napped, I watched the endless FXX Simpsons for a while (I basically have only seen about 15% of the show, so a lot of them are new to me)

If I remember right, seasons 2- 8 are the best. Everything else is meh.


Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Mashed Potato's! Very silly slapstick kids fun, not the chuckle brothers but good nonetheless.

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I am back from camping. We had a good time. We ate and drank a lot but I also got a lot of exercise so I feel like it's a wash in the weight department.

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I hope you found your spider, Treppa. I think one bit me while camping. I thought it was a mosquito bite at first but mosquito bites don't usually look so angry.


Callous Jack wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Oh I basically took yesterday as a holiday. I loafed, I napped, I watched the endless FXX Simpsons for a while (I basically have only seen about 15% of the show, so a lot of them are new to me)

If I remember right, seasons 2- 8 are the best. Everything else is meh.

Yeah the Simpsons is a lot like air-popped popcorn. Filling, but fairly meh usually


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Celestial Healer wrote:
I hope you found your spider, Treppa. I think one bit me while camping. I thought it was a mosquito bite at first but mosquito bites don't usually look so angry.

I sent it to find you, fearing you might be lost. It was not supposed to bite you.

Spiders are often falsely accused. Because of the eyes and, y'know, fangs.

*makes fangy motions with hands*


Patrick Curtin wrote:
Callous Jack wrote:
Patrick Curtin wrote:

Oh I basically took yesterday as a holiday. I loafed, I napped, I watched the endless FXX Simpsons for a while (I basically have only seen about 15% of the show, so a lot of them are new to me)

If I remember right, seasons 2- 8 are the best. Everything else is meh.
Yeah the Simpsons is a lot like air-popped popcorn. Filling, but fairly meh usually

And once you hit your limit, you're done for a time.


Did we go to war? Why are there so many fighter jets roaring around this afternoon? They keep waking me up.


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Just went to Geek Squad to get the innards of my computer cleaned for the first time in five years. Overheating problem is basically gone, but it's freaking me out that I can't hear the fans going full blast all the time.

An accurate depiction of my level of tech-savviness.

Scarab Sages

I went to geek squad once, with my old netbook. It had picked up a virus that was really messing with it. They wiped the hard drive. I lost everything that was on there.

Soooo.....I've never gone back to them with anything.


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I went to Geek Squad, once.

My just year old flat screen tv had just stopped working on opening day of [redacted] season.

When I took it in, the a&&&&@@ said my warranty had just expired the day before and "it sucks to be you"

I've never been back to BestBuy and I never will.


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I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*


Aberzombie wrote:

I went to geek squad once, with my old netbook. It had picked up a virus that was really messing with it. They wiped the hard drive. I lost everything that was on there.

Soooo.....I've never gone back to them with anything.

Oi,

Yeah I did have take them my laptop last year, for some reason (never found out why) my laptop stopped recognizing my login credentials. As if my user account didn't exist. But when I logged in with Safe Mode, I could dig through the hard drive and find everything. (?!?!?wtf?!?!)
Long story short, they did manage to get it back, but I made darn sure to download everything I didn't want to lose onto a large USB drive first. Just in case. :)

I seriously stopped trying to call/use Geek Squad when I called them with a problem, told them everything I had done to try and examine the situation, and the Geek Squad tech told me over the phone "Well, you've done everything that I could do." (Which wasn't much, apparently) ;P

Finally got one to admit that the 'techs' at the store didn't know much (I'm not saying that's ALL of them, just what this one person said about this store) but they all had a USB drive with various programs on it to fix problems. IF the USB couldn't fix it, then they had to ship it off to a center with 'techs' who actually knew what they were doing! :P

I am seriously in the wrong business. :/


Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*

I've,... never even thought about that. :P

On the other hand, I DO vacuum my desktop 'game' PC regularly. (And the family PC)
I only open it once a year or 2, but regularly vacuum all of the intake, fans, etc to keep them clear. Seems to be working, no heat-related problems that I am aware of. And I live in Lousy-anna! ;)


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Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*

You should take it to Geek Squad. I hear good things.


Ragadolf wrote:
Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*

I've,... never even thought about that. :P

On the other hand, I DO vacuum my desktop 'game' PC regularly. (And the family PC)
I only open it once a year or 2, but regularly vacuum all of the intake, fans, etc to keep them clear. Seems to be working, no heat-related problems that I am aware of. And I live in Lousy-anna! ;)

~winces at the thought of vacuuming a computer~ Use canned air unless the vacuum is one that does not produce static.

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Cracked open my tower after reading this thread. Surprisingly little dust in there considering the cat and Australian Shepard. I suppose the fur is a little big to get into the vents.


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Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*

Hmmm, a fluffy "ooze" that creeps into constructs and leeches off their electrical/magical fields, eventually causing them to malfunction? May or may not look like a bunny outside of a construct.


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Fun fact: Canadian electronic music producer and DJ deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman) gained his stage name (pronounced "dead mouse") after finding a dead mouse inside a computer tower.

From The Other Wiki:

"Zimmerman's father claims that when his son was in his early teens, he was chatting with a friend on his computer, which then abruptly shut off. According to Zimmerman's father, he said that it had a smell like burnt wire and had a strange odor. Zimmerman started to dismantle his computer and happened to find a dead mouse. Zimmerman then became known as the "dead mouse guy" among friends. Joel tried to change his name to "Deadmouse" in an online chat room, but it was too long, so he shortened it to "deadmau5"[.]"


Treppa wrote:
Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*
You should take it to Geek Squad. I hear good things.

We don't have it around here.

Anyway, I done that in the past, just not with this laptop. Learning where all the relevant screws are is pain in the backside...


TriOmegaZero wrote:
Cracked open my tower after reading this thread. Surprisingly little dust in there considering the cat and Australian Shepard. I suppose the fur is a little big to get into the vents.

Good tower boxes with properly set ventilation are supposed to be like that.


Wait, the files are inside the computer? It's so simple...


Tales from the corner store, part II:

Imagine, if you will, a short, scrawny, old (probably about 70) white dude with a long white beard sitting in the driver's seat of a gigantic black pickup truck, blasting Rick Ross' "The Devil Is A Lie" on the stereo and thumbing through a huge stack of what looked like $1 bills.


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You know you work in a surreal place when you come upon three young women dissecting a dead harbor seal and extracting masses of worms from its lungs.

#WHOILife


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Patrick Curtin wrote:

You know you work in a surreal place when you come upon three young women dissecting a dead harbor seal and extracting masses of worms from its lungs.

#WHOILife

Don't worry, that sounds like most of the dates I've been on too.


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On an unrelated note, thinking back, I kind of want an excuse to play this character. Because utter failure shouldn't be confined to real life.

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David M Mallon wrote:

Tales from the corner store, part II:

Imagine, if you will, a short, scrawny, old (probably about 70) white dude with a long white beard sitting in the driver's seat of a gigantic black pickup truck, blasting Rick Ross' "The Devil Is A Lie" on the stereo and thumbing through a huge stack of what looked like $1 bills.

You always know just how to make me nostalgic for upstate NY.

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I am headed home from seeing a friend's Off-Off-Braodway play. He asked me to describe it, and I characterized it as Julius Caesar meets The Golden Girls meets gay bondage porn.

I say the sweetest things.


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Drejk wrote:
Treppa wrote:
Drejk wrote:
I should probably open my laptop and clean it inside... *sigh*
You should take it to Geek Squad. I hear good things.

We don't have it around here.

Anyway, I done that in the past, just not with this laptop. Learning where all the relevant screws are is pain in the backside...

One thing that helps out with disassembling / reassembling a laptop is to take an 18 count egg carton and use that for the screws. The top left one is # 1 and the bottom right one is #18. Just put the screws in there in order of removal.


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Celestial Healer wrote:

I am headed home from seeing a friend's Off-Off-Braodway play. He asked me to describe it, and I characterized it as Julius Caesar meets The Golden Girls meets gay bondage porn.

I say the sweetest things.

Et tu, Mr. Slave?

Friends, Romans, Aged lotharios, lend me your Lemmiwinks!

OK. I'll stop now...


So I've gone from famine to feast work wise. I'm thinking I might have to cut the bus thing out.


Money should be good though


Celestial Healer wrote:

I am headed home from seeing a friend's Off-Off-Braodway play. He asked me to describe it, and I characterized it as Julius Caesar meets The Golden Girls meets gay bondage porn.

I say the sweetest things.

do i know of this play?


I have a question for you miscreants. What car insurance company do you use? Have you had any issues with them? Would you recommend them?

Edit - If you have been in an accident, how did they treat you and how did they handle the accident?


~sighs~ I can't believe that I have been to Nashville, TN over 5 times and I never know about this place. OTOH, I did get to visit this place a few times. It was well worth the trip just for that place.

edit - Here is someone's video of the Opryland Hotel.

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Sharoth wrote:

I have a question for you miscreants. What car insurance company do you use? Have you had any issues with them? Would you recommend them?

Edit - If you have been in an accident, how did they treat you and how did they handle the accident?

A large part depends on your agent, and not just the company as a whole.

That being said we were with Allstate for the longest before they dropped us for "claims made". Yes, our insurance dropped us for actually using our insurance. The claims in question, 3, were spread out over 8 years, and 2 of them we weren't at fault -_-

Went with Safeco for a bit but it was crap, didn't have any claims thankfully but just dealing with them was a pain in the ass, aside from the very nice and competent lady that signed us up they couldn't get their s!~! together.

With State Farm right now and everything seems to be going good, cheaper too.


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Sharoth wrote:

I have a question for you miscreants. What car insurance company do you use? Have you had any issues with them? Would you recommend them?

Edit - If you have been in an accident, how did they treat you and how did they handle the accident?

USAA here. The rates are decent, since their insurance pool is limited to military and families. They've treated my accidents fairly well.

I don't know if you have any military folk in your immediate family, but if you do they are a decent company.


Aberzombie wrote:

I went to geek squad once, with my old netbook. It had picked up a virus that was really messing with it. They wiped the hard drive. I lost everything that was on there.

Soooo.....I've never gone back to them with anything.

To be fair the only way to remove a virus is to completely wipe everything off and reinstall everything from scratch.


Sharoth wrote:

I have a question for you miscreants. What car insurance company do you use? Have you had any issues with them? Would you recommend them?

Edit - If you have been in an accident, how did they treat you and how did they handle the accident?

I use Progressive. They are the lowest priced and extremely fair and responsive after an accident. But then my frame of reference is small consisting of previous State Farm membership and about a half dozen new insurance hunts.


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We've been going through Geico, they're pretty cool. They never mind if we need to delay a payment until payday, and were outstanding when our car was totalled, and gave us a more then fair amount for it.

Also, they're pretty cheap. :-)

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