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On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 11:21 AM, rockandroller said:

I think the essay is "going viral" as they say. I have gotten close to 400 emails. My blog is blowing up. It's being shared all over LI and the FB sharing is unbelievable. I may have put a nail in the coffin to ever getting a "real" job again but it was worth it to get the emails I've been getting. This has really resonated with people and I am SO GLAD. Thanks for reading, my peeps.

 

I think that a lot of people who have been through situations like this hesitate to share the details.  I was laid off in May of 2009, at the bottom of the recession, and it took me almost 2 years to get a full-time job.  In the interim I worked all sorts of odd-jobs (and was laid off two more times by different places).  There were many low points.  For example, I got a job delivering pizzas (at age 30) and soon after delivered a pizza to my old boss - the one who had just laid me off.  But I didn't really care about that, there were actually some nuttier moments, like the time when I fell asleep at 7:30am~ while operating a table saw in a door factory because I was so sleep-deprived from working two jobs.  There were many more of those sorts of things.  

 

The worst part of these situations isn't what you personally go through, it's the commentary you get from all of the people out there who have never had to go through this sort of crap.  You come to realize how much your bad situation and their good situation is just luck.  Phrases you hear from them that aren't meant to be put-downs drive you crazy because you can tell they just don't know what they're talking about.  Thinking back to some of the college professors I had who liked to act like tough guys and tell you what the "real world" was going to be like - well you can tell they didn't know what they were talking about.  They were just lucky.  

 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, mrnyc said:

omg reddit drives me right up the wall. i like the links and photos and all, but the format and chatter is trash. its littered with virtue signalers, america bashers and cowards. any dissent is pushed to the bottom. i think its part owned by the chinese now so it will only get worse.

 

You're saying dissent of the dissent is pushed to the bottom?


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20 hours ago, jmecklenborg said:

 

I think that a lot of people who have been through situations like this hesitate to share the details.  I was laid off in May of 2009, at the bottom of the recession, and it took me almost 2 years to get a full-time job.  In the interim I worked all sorts of odd-jobs (and was laid off two more times by different places).  There were many low points.  For example, I got a job delivering pizzas (at age 30) and soon after delivered a pizza to my old boss - the one who had just laid me off.  But I didn't really care about that, there were actually some nuttier moments, like the time when I fell asleep at 7:30am~ while operating a table saw in a door factory because I was so sleep-deprived from working two jobs.  There were many more of those sorts of things.  

 

The worst part of these situations isn't what you personally go through, it's the commentary you get from all of the people out there who have never had to go through this sort of crap.  You come to realize how much your bad situation and their good situation is just luck.  Phrases you hear from them that aren't meant to be put-downs drive you crazy because you can tell they just don't know what they're talking about.  Thinking back to some of the college professors I had who liked to act like tough guys and tell you what the "real world" was going to be like - well you can tell they didn't know what they were talking about.  They were just lucky.  

 

 

 

 

 

SO MUCH THIS. I am putting together a blog post to dispel some of the sh*tty comments I've gotten from know-it-alls but it doesn't matter how you explain things to smug, judgy fks, they always think they know better.

 

The visual of you delivering pizza to your old boss, my god, that should be in a movie.

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22 hours ago, DarkandStormy said:

 

You're saying dissent of the dissent is pushed to the bottom?

 

 

ha ha yes. you can downvote replies and they get pushed out. 

 

even worse, this so-called karma in redditspeak carries over. so if you have ever gotten any downvotes, you can forget getting a post seen on a completely different thread.

 

i think the original idea for voting post ranks was positive, to keep trolls at bay, but in reality it never played out that way.

 

nowadays reddit is also overrun with professionalized posting and trolling too. you can tell.

 

that said, as long as you stay out of the discussion on the popular threads or just ask a banal question maybe, reddit is still plenty useful.

 

ie., if you have any topic of interest put an 'r/' before it in google and chances are you will find there is a reddit thread for it. 

 

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It's amazing how certain industries and topics attract armies of sock puppets anytime they appear online while in other instances they are totally silent or nonexistent.

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Great, now we can screw up two planets...

 

 


"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond." -- Coach Lou Holtz

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I'm feeling rattled by the Dayton shooting. I live a few hundred feet away, and it woke me up. Fortunately I decided to call it an early night instead of going out. A friend of a friend was injured, but apparently not life-threateningly. Hoping I don't hear anything worse as far as personal connections go over the next several hours/days.

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Hey friends - 

 

My wife and I just got a 10 month old German shepherd. His first night with us was last night and he did pretty well, but he's been obviously a little nervous... 

 

His previous owner said he didn't usually drool, but he's been drooling in excess after he drinks, and it's getting all over lol. Has anyone experienced this related to a dog's anxiousness / nerves? Thanks! 

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29 minutes ago, YABO713 said:

Hey friends - 

 

My wife and I just got a 10 month old German shepherd. His first night with us was last night and he did pretty well, but he's been obviously a little nervous... 

 

His previous owner said he didn't usually drool, but he's been drooling in excess after he drinks, and it's getting all over lol. Has anyone experienced this related to a dog's anxiousness / nerves? Thanks! 

lots of walks and exercise. These are working dogs and some have drive. We had 2 and gave up 10 month a month ago and one passed at 14 this year. Just don't have the energy. Females are more loving. Very smart dogs but puppy age can be rough. He might be teething.

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On 8/5/2019 at 2:13 PM, YABO713 said:

Hey friends - 

 

My wife and I just got a 10 month old German shepherd. His first night with us was last night and he did pretty well, but he's been obviously a little nervous... 

 

His previous owner said he didn't usually drool, but he's been drooling in excess after he drinks, and it's getting all over lol. Has anyone experienced this related to a dog's anxiousness / nerves? Thanks! 

 

Training is important.  Especially if kids are involved.   

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On 8/5/2019 at 9:41 AM, Robuu said:

I'm feeling rattled by the Dayton shooting. I live a few hundred feet away, and it woke me up. Fortunately I decided to call it an early night instead of going out. A friend of a friend was injured, but apparently not life-threateningly. Hoping I don't hear anything worse as far as personal connections go over the next several hours/days.

 

 

o geez that is terrible -- my spouse just got back home from a dayton family visit. she went to feathers that day. its her favorite thrift store. needless to say i am still rattled. 

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On 7/3/2019 at 9:16 AM, taestell said:

 

If you are a true audiophile, Bluetooth is not the way to go. Even if you are listening to a high-quality MP3 or AAC files, your phone/computer is decoding that file and re-compressing it to send it over Bluetooth. And then it's being decompressed again by your Bluetooth speaker/headphones. So the audio quality is definitely "good enough" for 99% of people, but if you're the type of person who is going to spend $500 on a good turntable with a good cartridge, or build a collection of high quality FLAC files, it would defeat the purpose to listen via Bluetooth at a degraded quality.

 

Bluetooth devices also tend to have a lot of annoying quirks. For example, I have a pair of Bluetooth speakers in my office that sound awesome (I think I paid around $200 for the pair), but when they turn off, they forget about being paired to a phone or computer. So every single time I turn the speakers on, I have to go into Settings on my phone and re-pair it with the speakers. Other Bluetooth speakers I have owned before have had different but equally annoying quirks.

Hmm. What do you think about using an old smartphone with a headphone jack as an "audio remote"? Is Spotify Premium + wired connection pretty good quality?

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On 9/11/2019 at 7:18 AM, E Rocc said:

personally I think this is the GOAT onion article, but it might be offensive to more traditional sensibilities. https://local.theonion.com/not-knowing-what-else-to-do-woman-bakes-american-flag-1819566173

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I didn't want to put this in politics because it's just too funny and irrelevant, although very accurate to any presidential debate.

 


Dont taze me bro!

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On 6/30/2019 at 10:55 PM, GCrites80s said:

OK, rural folk, stop calling me on the phone part of the phone then asking a million questions when an ambulance or fire truck drives by. "Why are there sirens? What is happening to you?" I've lived "in town" since 1999. At least if something does happen to me I won't have to lay there dying for half an hour for before they show up.

 

This just happened again, except it was me overhearing someone else's phone call. Like, these people always assume every siren in the background is for the person they are talking to.

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Keep posting and you'll find out :).

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"You don't just walk into a bar and mix it up by calling a girl fat" - buildingcincinnati speaking about new forumers

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Not really sure where else to put this so I figured it'd go here.

 

I'll be moving to Pittsburgh soon (out of Cincy), and was wondering if there is anything similar to this site, but for Pennsylvania/Pitt? This site is really awesome, so I know there probably isn't anything quite as good, but if anyone has any recommendations for where they get their urban development news/discussion I would appreciate it!

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On 7/29/2019 at 1:21 PM, jmecklenborg said:

 

I think that a lot of people who have been through situations like this hesitate to share the details.  I was laid off in May of 2009, at the bottom of the recession, and it took me almost 2 years to get a full-time job.  In the interim I worked all sorts of odd-jobs (and was laid off two more times by different places).  There were many low points.  For example, I got a job delivering pizzas (at age 30) and soon after delivered a pizza to my old boss - the one who had just laid me off.  But I didn't really care about that, there were actually some nuttier moments, like the time when I fell asleep at 7:30am~ while operating a table saw in a door factory because I was so sleep-deprived from working two jobs.  There were many more of those sorts of things.  

 

The worst part of these situations isn't what you personally go through, it's the commentary you get from all of the people out there who have never had to go through this sort of crap.  You come to realize how much your bad situation and their good situation is just luck.  Phrases you hear from them that aren't meant to be put-downs drive you crazy because you can tell they just don't know what they're talking about.  Thinking back to some of the college professors I had who liked to act like tough guys and tell you what the "real world" was going to be like - well you can tell they didn't know what they were talking about.  They were just lucky.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

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12 minutes ago, Toddguy said:

Does anyone know of any place where you can download free adblocking that is safe to use? Thanks.

 

I use ABP (Adblock Plus). Entirely free, super easy to download, and works pretty well. I'm no tech expert, but it's what most of my friends use. I think it's kind of the standard.

 

The worst part of ad block software is that some website detect it now, and prevent you from reading until you whitelist the site. Which is really frustrating.

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41 minutes ago, ryanlammi said:

 

I use ABP (Adblock Plus). Entirely free, super easy to download, and works pretty well. I'm no tech expert, but it's what most of my friends use. I think it's kind of the standard.

 

The worst part of ad block software is that some website detect it now, and prevent you from reading until you whitelist the site. Which is really frustrating.

Thanks.

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I am requesting tom TV-buying advice.  I made the mistake of visiting Best Buy tonight and seeing how much better the Sony OLED TV's are as compared to everything else.  They're also really expensive.  The 65" is currently priced at $1,999...for those of you who have paid attention to electronics pricing over the years, will there be a price drop immediately after Christmas?

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-class-oled-a8g-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/6331595.p?skuId=6331595

 

Like, say I'm throwing a New Year's Eve party.  Is it worth waiting until Dec 26 to save $200-300 or will the price likely remain $1,999 through January and February? 

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I don't know if it will go lower but I have been looking at same sony model as well as LG C9. This Sony was $2,800 a few months ago when I was perusing Bestbuy. Another 2-3 hundred would be quite the mark down from earlier this year for OLED tech. I'm in a position that I can wait and see. But I still can't wrap my head around that much money for a TV.

 

I forgot to mention that the bestbuy sales rep was telling me they have financing but if pay up-front they will take 10% off of the pretax total. @jmecklenborg

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47 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

I am requesting tom TV-buying advice.  I made the mistake of visiting Best Buy tonight and seeing how much better the Sony OLED TV's are as compared to everything else.  They're also really expensive.  The 65" is currently priced at $1,999...for those of you who have paid attention to electronics pricing over the years, will there be a price drop immediately after Christmas?

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-class-oled-a8g-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/6331595.p?skuId=6331595

 

Like, say I'm throwing a New Year's Eve party.  Is it worth waiting until Dec 26 to save $200-300 or will the price likely remain $1,999 through January and February? 

 

 

First of all--that's a huge TV!  I have no idea if prices will drop after Christmas, however--and I realize this is probably the worst day to walk into a store---but the day after Thanksgiving is supposed to be famous for 'deals' and Best Buy and other large retailers and probably no exceptions. So if you're so willing this Friday, pop into Best Buy and see what they're asking for that TV as you may find some weekend deals.

 

 

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57 minutes ago, jmecklenborg said:

I am requesting tom TV-buying advice.  I made the mistake of visiting Best Buy tonight and seeing how much better the Sony OLED TV's are as compared to everything else.  They're also really expensive.  The 65" is currently priced at $1,999...for those of you who have paid attention to electronics pricing over the years, will there be a price drop immediately after Christmas?

 

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sony-65-class-oled-a8g-series-2160p-smart-4k-uhd-tv-with-hdr/6331595.p?skuId=6331595

 

Like, say I'm throwing a New Year's Eve party.  Is it worth waiting until Dec 26 to save $200-300 or will the price likely remain $1,999 through January and February? 

 

Man that's a lot for a TV. Is this really you? Might want to change your password

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20 minutes ago, Pugu said:

but the day after Thanksgiving is supposed to be famous for 'deals' and Best Buy and other large retailers and probably no exceptions. So if you're so willing this Friday, pop into Best Buy and see what they're asking for that TV as you may find some weekend deals.

 

 

 

The number of televisions sitting out in the middle of that Best Buy was dazzling.  It was like 2-3 shipping containers worth of flat screen TV's.  Hundreds upon hundreds of them and few of them smaller than 55".  Most of them are priced about $500 or less, but the image quality on the cheaper TV's is absolute crap.  Everything looks flat, jumpy, and "outlined". 

 

The big difference with the hi-end flat screens isn't the OLED technology so much as the much more powerful computer that eliminates the motion lag and weird outlining - two problems that older TV's never had but require oodles of tech to overcome nowadays.  

 

 

 

 

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45 minutes ago, GCrites80s said:

If they'd turn off the 120hz on the cheaper TVs they' wouldn't look like crap.

 

Imagine this on that 65" OLED Sony & my 2000 watt DJ speakers instead of the 21" Zenith we were slumming with back in 1989:

 

It's amazing how all of that stuff from the 80's LEPT out of those horrible, dull screens.  How the mono music LEPT out of those 2" paper cone speakers. 

 

 

 

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