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Warren wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 12:27
Ellie wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 11:32
I know we talked before about how the guy on Love it or List it looks identical to Ayn Randian. Now that he's gone off the deep end I can't stand to watch the show. Of course there's a marathon on HGTV right now and I don't feel like changing the channel
Why does this give me glee? Like some guy in pressed denim convinces you to sell your house and buy this bigger house that you need for your bigger family and after you move you find out there's a clause in your mortgage that requires you to hang a family photograph over the mantle with the whole family decked out in Klan regalia and Milo Yiannopoulos has a ten year lease on your attic.
List it.
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Even with every single possible notification/fancy feature disabled, Google maps still sucks to use on mobile. Search for something and it brings up a big list of shit that blocks the map (gee, thanks for giant pictures of food that make it so I can't see on the map where said food is). Swipe down to hide the list. Okay, fine, but I'd rather disable that (apparently not possible).

Click on something and it brings up a summary that mostly blocks the map. Swiping down doesn't get rid of it. The back button gets rid of it, but brings back the list that blocks the map. And zooms the map back out to a bigger view. What the shit, google.
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This was my morning at my new apartment:

Furniture guys announce there arrival by leaning on the buzzer (later find out that this because they don't have my cell phone) and not stopping, which made me get flustered and I rushed out of my apartment...without my keys.
Ok, so not a huge deal, the super lives on the first floor, and he's home.

No, he doesn't keep keys for the apartment. One of the main jobs of being a live-in super! Having keys to the apartments and/or a master type key!

So instead of getting my furniture, I had to call a locksmith and have the lock on my apartment replaced, which cost over $200.) And no, it was not the type of lock you could get open with a credit card or something)

Also, coincidentally, someone else in my building locked himself out of his apartment right after I did - the doors swing close very quickly and it's easy to do even if you're just setting something down and/or being a moron like I am.

But the furniture delivery guys and the locksmith who showed up both thought it was very dumb that the super didn't have keys.

Anyway, the furniture people are allegedly coming back today, but we'll see.

At least the locksmith was SUPER hot.
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Rachel wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 12:06
At least the locksmith was SUPER hot.
Now "he opens the lock" can replace "he fixes the cable."
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Andrew wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 14:18
Rachel wrote:
15 Dec 2018, 12:06
At least the locksmith was SUPER hot.
Now "he opens the lock" can replace "he fixes the cable."
Don't be fatuous Andrew
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Craigslist reorganized their site a while back and changed all their URLs to be slightly different. For example, newyork.craigslist.org/msa became newyork.craigslist.org/search/msa. This is not a huge deal, but why the hell couldn't they have set up redirects so old links and typing habits kept working? As far as I can tell, it was a simple one-to-one mapping, so it would have been easy.
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JD wrote:
19 Dec 2018, 11:48
Craigslist reorganized their site a while back and changed all their URLs to be slightly different. For example, newyork.craigslist.org/msa became newyork.craigslist.org/search/msa. This is not a huge deal, but why the hell couldn't they have set up redirects so old links and typing habits kept working? As far as I can tell, it was a simple one-to-one mapping, so it would have been easy.
My guess is they did it specifically to break all the old links.
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If my phone draws to much power (say, I turn on GPS for Uber, and activate my phone camera to take a photo) it dies and I lose literally all my config data and settings, basically a shitty factory reset. This happens if the battery is at less than 60 percent.

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That does not seem petty to me. That seems like actual misery.
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lunchstealer wrote:
20 Dec 2018, 11:03
That does not seem petty to me. That seems like actual misery.
More than petty, less than misery perhaps. At any rate, eff that noise, ask Santa for a new phone.
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Dunkin Donuts just made me reswipe my card for .25 for a cup of water.

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Dunkin Donuts just made me reswipe my card for .25 for a cup of water.
I hope you spilled some on their floor.
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I am trying to enjoy this Seattle-Kansas City ballgame but a) Kansas City's coach looks too much like my high school football coach and b) every time I see this logo as NFL sponsors my soul dies a little:
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Please stop reporting wage growth numbers in nominal terms.
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Mo wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 09:27
Please stop reporting wage growth numbers in nominal terms.
Good luck with that. That's the way they've always been reported.
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Warren wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 10:14
Mo wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 09:27
Please stop reporting wage growth numbers in nominal terms.
Good luck with that. That's the way they've always been reported.
I know. Reporting economic numbers in nominal terms and pretending the DJIA matters are my two biggest financial press pet peeves.
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Mo wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 12:13
Warren wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 10:14
Mo wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 09:27
Please stop reporting wage growth numbers in nominal terms.
Good luck with that. That's the way they've always been reported.
I know. Reporting economic numbers in nominal terms and pretending the DJIA matters are my two biggest financial press pet peeves.
If you're saying that the DJIA doesn't matter because it isn't a weighted index, I agree with you. However, I can't recall a time when the DOW and S&P diverged significantly.
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I think Mo means that the DJIA is meaningless as a driver of the economy.

It does have some correlation with the state of the economy and I think it can be an indicator, but the day-to-day obsession with how many points it is up or down is ridiculous.
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Aresen wrote:
04 Jan 2019, 12:51
I think Mo means that the DJIA is meaningless as a driver of the economy.

It does have some correlation with the state of the economy and I think it can be an indicator, but the day-to-day obsession with how many points it is up or down is ridiculous.
Ah check. Witness the current argle bargle over the Fed Chair "upsetting" the markets, so that he then had to deliver more explicitly dovish public pronouncements, and that gave everyone a big warm fuzzy feeling.
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Aresen wrote:I think Mo means that the DJIA is meaningless as a driver of the economy.

It does have some correlation with the state of the economy and I think it can be an indicator, but the day-to-day obsession with how many points it is up or down is ridiculous.
No Warren has it right. Even if the stock market is a good indicator (and it is, just not for the economy writ large and not on a day to day basis) the Dow is a terrible measure of it.

In early 2012, the YTD performance diverged almost 5%.
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My new Honda shit the bed. Pretty much every system with a sensor is reporting failure. It still runs and drives. Dealer can't get me in until Tues. Last time I took it in to get the accessories installed it was a nightmare. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu
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Warren wrote:
05 Jan 2019, 11:36
My new Honda shit the bed. Pretty much every system with a sensor is reporting failure. It still runs and drives. Dealer can't get me in until Tues. Last time I took it in to get the accessories installed it was a nightmare. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu
Stupid question, did you accidentally leave a light on? I ask this because cars heavy in electronics are known for sprouting a christmas tree's worth of lights on a low battery. If you have a trickle charger, toss that on there or rip it out and take it to AutoZone for test/charge.
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Kwix wrote:
07 Jan 2019, 16:30
Warren wrote:
05 Jan 2019, 11:36
My new Honda shit the bed. Pretty much every system with a sensor is reporting failure. It still runs and drives. Dealer can't get me in until Tues. Last time I took it in to get the accessories installed it was a nightmare. Fuuuuuuuuuuuu
Stupid question, did you accidentally leave a light on? I ask this because cars heavy in electronics are known for sprouting a christmas tree's worth of lights on a low battery. If you have a trickle charger, toss that on there or rip it out and take it to AutoZone for test/charge.
No. Last night I drove it to pick up some take-out food. No problem starting up. AND the problem disappeared on the way out. Then reappeared on the way back. Fuck I hate intermittent problems. Hopefully it throws a code they can find when I take it. Now I know it's not a fuse.
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Hmmm. Were your dental fillings picking up FM signals at the time?

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It could be a bad (but not quite toast) battery, too. A coworker had similar intermittent electrical system problems caused by one.
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