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by Splendid
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3130

Re: Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?

The insurance was just suggested to him by me since we had recently moved and knew we may need it. And we did. There is no estimate yet. The landlord said mostly water removal and one sheet of drywall, and a hotel bill of one of the tenants who decided a night out would be best for their child but w...
by Splendid
Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3130

Re: Need advice: Just flooded four downstairs apartments.

UPDATE: Well they said they'd get back to me on a final tally of the damage. But here's my question now: who should pay, and what percentage between my roommate and I? Some facts: We split the cost of the washer and dryer and when we part ways in a year or two I'll be taking them with me and probabl...
by Splendid
Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3130

Re: Need advice: Just flooded four downstairs apartments.

Thanks for your replies everyone, it hasn't been a wonderful evening, and waking up today remembering that I have to deal with this wasn't great either. To answer some questions, the washer/dryer is optional here. They have a laundromat, but we opted to buy a washer and dryer to hook up in our place...
by Splendid
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?
Replies: 26
Views: 3130

Need advice: [Update] Roommate responsibility in flooding?

(I looked at all the forums and wasn't sure if this was important enough to fit into SB threads. Sorry if this is the wrong place.) A few days ago maintenance came by after a faulty washer water valve, fixed it, and said, "Well you should secure that drain hose. It just popped out on me so don'...
by Splendid
Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mental Maps and Route Finding
Replies: 25
Views: 3226

Re: Mental Maps and Route Finding

I think it depends. It's usually from above, but I can see the landmarks as I travel (from above) down the road I'm on. Also, I usually estimate distances using minutes. Not longitude/latitude minutes, but time minutes. And I'm pretty good at it.
by Splendid
Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on the Singularity?
Replies: 28
Views: 3918

Re: Thoughts on the Singularity?

EDIT: and Splendid, that deity would actually exist, would wield real power. Those who believe in a deity now regard him/her as wielding very real power, and do very good and very bad things in his or her name. Adding in an all-knowing, "perfect" robot, I think, wouldn't change much. I fo...
by Splendid
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts on the Singularity?
Replies: 28
Views: 3918

Re: Thoughts on the Singularity?

From a GQ article titled "The Singularity", Jan 2010: But what, exactly, are we assembling? "We're building God," Rick Schwall, a retired computer-system administrator who has attended the past three Singularity Summits, whispered to me in the theater at the Y. "And I, for o...
by Splendid
Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: So it looks like another set of forum admins hate me...
Replies: 8
Views: 1565

Re: So it looks like another set of forum admins hate me...

I ran a Counter Strike server for three years, and we were pretty strict with our rules. We allowed colorful language, but racist language was 100% permaban. "Sorry boutcha." Might be the same with the servers/forums you enter. You should read the MOTD/rules and just be careful to follow t...
by Splendid
Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:46 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

Re: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?

A little searching finds that you're not the only one having this problem with them . Yikes. All this for a stupid gaming system. ...report them if they start harassing you. The Google search and this make me nervous. Report them to law enforcement? My old man is a Lt Det for our county. Should I s...
by Splendid
Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:26 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

Re: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?

It won't ding your credit until you are 30 days overdue. Good news, thank you. It wasn't 30 days, but the credit ding is what I'm concerned with. I don't know if this is any indication, but giving me a $3,000 spending limit on this credit card at 22 seems awfully risky, even with my perfect history...
by Splendid
Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

Re: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?

Sourire wrote:I've just gotten into the habit of checking my account online every few days. I don't get a "payment due now" notification.

Great practice to get into, I feel. And it's good to know it isn't just this new card of mine.
by Splendid
Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do I handle a bank like HSBC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1775

How do I handle a bank like HSBC?

Hello, wise Internet masses. Late November a Best Buy employee (also a friend) suggested I sign up for the Best Buy credit card, as that day was the last day for 18 months no interest on purchases over $350. I had had my eye on a Wii (bit late to the party, I know) and more specifically DJ Hero. I d...
by Splendid
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:20 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista sound dies with audio jack shift until program restart
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Vista sound dies with audio jack shift until program restart

Thanks so much for the reply. Re: the iTunes idea... once it happens, no sound is heard at all until I 1) slightly push on the jack to plug it back in fully and 2) open a new program or re-open a program because they will only then work on any program that's started after I complete #1. Any program ...
by Splendid
Wed Nov 25, 2009 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Card Counting -- has anyone ever tried it?
Replies: 31
Views: 3014

Re: Card Counting -- has anyone ever tried it?

Tass wrote:If it just gives random cards then you're screwed.

I heard casinos have, like, three decks to pull from now, randomly switching out any number of cards for new ones at any given time.
by Splendid
Mon Nov 23, 2009 6:54 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Vista sound dies with audio jack shift until program restart
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Vista sound dies with audio jack shift until program restart

Hello, everyone. The folks at TacticalGamer couldn't help with this problem, and the only thing Google had to say was 'reinstall driver', which doesn't seem like the problem because I have sound normally. The issue: While doing anything, whether it be watching online videos, listening to iTunes, or ...
by Splendid
Thu Nov 19, 2009 6:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem
Replies: 65
Views: 7840

Re: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem

Lunboks wrote:He was on the downhill; quit right on time.


When he died from lymphoma you mean? Good place to quit writing, I think.
by Splendid
Sat Nov 07, 2009 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem
Replies: 65
Views: 7840

Re: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem

I have been to bars where there were only 2 urinals. In this case, I deem a courtesy wall neccessary. It's no problem having 2 guys pissing in closer proximity with a little wall between them. One of the bars I'm thinking of has this. The other has no courtesy wall, and I've found not everyone foll...
by Splendid
Fri Nov 06, 2009 6:42 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93979
Views: 7326299

Re: Count to a Million

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by Splendid
Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem
Replies: 65
Views: 7840

Re: Solve The Toilet-Brush/Boy Problem

It would help if you had a layout image of your bathroom, so we know your options. However if it's anything like the bathrooms in my friends' apartments, I can see your problem. Basically, use the deal Ocean showed, but use duct tape to extend a 180 degree shield around the upper aspect and turn it ...
by Splendid
Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:45 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Male vs female range of emotions and feelings
Replies: 42
Views: 7763

Re: Male vs female range of emotions and feelings

I'm saying the average doesn't justify statements like "Females have a wider range of emotions" because a very very large minority (as in, almost a majority) will be below the other group (As in, an almost-majority of females will have a smaller range of emotions than males). It doesn't j...
by Splendid
Tue Nov 03, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Male vs female range of emotions and feelings
Replies: 42
Views: 7763

Re: Male vs female range of emotions and feelings

I'm not trying to be a douchetruck. I've been thinking about this for a while now, so mostly I was curious if any other guys felt their "emotion grid" closely resembled mine. If you want me to remove the female aspect of it, I can. I'm female, and I think my range is pretty narrow. I don't...
by Splendid
Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What would the future find interesting about us?
Replies: 36
Views: 3255

Re: What would the future find interesting about us?

My ideas: - We have no idea how their technology will be like. They might have left computing by the side as much as we've left writing on stone tablets, or they might be writing on stone tablets themselves because wars/mass extinctions set them back. This means that low-tech is key. It's a lot eas...
by Splendid
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:58 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Mail thieves and how to thwart them!
Replies: 44
Views: 5391

Re: Mail thieves and how to thwart them!

I think worse of myself for saying this: printoffs from a "shock" website, the more disgusting, the better You're suggesting he spend an hour online sifting through shock images, rating them, and printing the best ones off? I feel like that would traumatize me more than the mail thief. @m...
by Splendid
Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:15 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Male vs female range of emotions and feelings
Replies: 42
Views: 7763

Male vs female range of emotions and feelings

I'm curious if anyone else feels the same way I do, or if I'm an idiot, or what the deal is. It seems to me like my girlfriend (and most other female friends) have a very large range of emotions available to her. I don't think I literally 'feel' that much or that deep. I'm largely apathetic anyhow, ...
by Splendid
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:43 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Cremation or Burial?
Replies: 63
Views: 9006

Re: Cremation or Burial?

...we don't dig up old graves whose occupants have turned to dust and re-use the cite. Like Diadem said, they do in other places. The UK is looking into right now. At this point they are wanting volunteers to let them dig up remains, dig a deeper hole, put them farther down, and put someone on top ...
by Splendid
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Tesla's Celibacy
Replies: 9
Views: 3621

Re: Tesla's Celibacy

I've only been able to find that he was a life-long bachelor and was celibate. Wikipedia says, "Tesla never married. He was celibate and claimed that his chastity was very helpful to his scientific abilities.[22] Nonetheless there have been numerous accounts of women vying for Tesla's affection...
by Splendid
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:58 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

Re: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain

Thanks guys. I'm almost wishing there were a way to make everyone want five year old Dell laptop hardware so I can make a couple bucks back off this thing. P.S. If it is the plug itself which is bad, rather than the board, then it is probably possible to find a replacement in something like a Digike...
by Splendid
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

Re: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain

have you cinsidered the possibility that you might be screwed? ... Have you considered that a 2005 Thinkpad on ebay will probably cost you 100 bucks and might be a better laptap than your machine ever was? Sadly, yes. I know a lot more about computers than I did then, and I'll never buy another Del...
by Splendid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

Re: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain

Thanks for the reply, Zamfir. I tried putting tiny pieces of aluminum foil about the size of a fingerprint inside the end of the cord itself, hoping the pin would connect better inside, but nothing was improved. Plugging it in though, I noticed the little black/silver box the pin is located in moves...
by Splendid
Wed Aug 19, 2009 4:51 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain
Replies: 11
Views: 5046

Re: Dell laptop's AC plug being a pain

Okay. I thought continuing this thread was better than starting a new one. I finally was motivated enough to break into it, but I don't know if it'll go back together. Regardless, I got images of the inside of the plug. If anyone could maybe see what I could do to fix the issue described in the firs...
by Splendid
Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Month of packages - June 2009 - Signups.
Replies: 20
Views: 3324

Re: Month of packages - June 2009 - Signups.

So I never ended up getting the three final gifts, I think partly because one of the items says it cost $2 to ship, so something might've happened there. No matter. As the month was going on, I managed to image everything I got and get a screenie of every thing I bought for someone else. If you got ...
by Splendid
Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Count to a Million
Replies: 93979
Views: 7326299

Re: Count to a Million [Space Page Toppers PT.2!]

by Splendid
Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?
Replies: 49
Views: 6197

Re: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

Interesting. About how much does it take? Volume? Well some smaller bladders only hold about 450mL, which is about 16 ounces. Some bladders can hold pert-near 20 or, dare I say, 22. You have to remember that most of the water (assuming you don't drink a decent amount of water throughout the day so ...
by Splendid
Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?
Replies: 49
Views: 6197

Re: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

I should definitely try the drinking before bed idea, since like ST I can defeat any alarm clock at all in my sleep. But when should I be drinking? Immediately before sleep, or a little before that? I would recommend you drink it as late as you possibly can. If you drink it, say, an hour before you...
by Splendid
Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1397791

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

<snip'd my quote> Where did the other lid come from? It's a seat and a lid . :x Two reasons why I close the lid before flushing: a) apparently, microscopic shit particles fly all over the place when you flush the toilet, b) I don't want the cat to fall in. Yikes. Sorry. Yes. How about: "Plus w...
by Splendid
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?
Replies: 49
Views: 6197

Re: How did people wake up before alarm clocks?

Angua wrote:Also, drink a lot before going to bed then needing to pee the next morning.

This.

In school I remember them saying this is how Native Americans would wake up early when they were planning to raid another party.
by Splendid
Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 4017

Re: Compiling Wisdom

<snip> ... A few racist jokes ... <snip> Yikes. I don't know if a ton of jokes, especially racist/sexist ones, are what the OP wanted. EDIT: Forgot to add my wisdom in my post. Lifting people up through compliments or actions makes one feel exponentially better about oneself than putting others dow...
by Splendid
Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:48 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Boy Thread: put a hat on ur butt
Replies: 14355
Views: 1397791

Re: Boy Thread: All Roads Lead To Back Bacon

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by Splendid
Fri Jul 03, 2009 4:54 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Compiling Wisdom
Replies: 48
Views: 4017

Re: Compiling Wisdom

There should be a rule that if you post in here (even to continue the inevitable conversation) you have to at least add a piece of wisdom. My wisdom? Bottom line, the Sega Dreamcast was underrated. EDIT: In case you were wanting actual wisdom, I've discovered that re: girls, I like to think of it as...
by Splendid
Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Photo example of the signed prints?
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Photo example of the signed prints?

@podbaydoor: Yes, that makes sense, thank you. Now, hopefully, people will be a little more appreciative. :? :oops: Okay, I get it. :( It's not that I'm not extremely thankful, I guess I just should start saying that I am. I know you can't read messages I end up deleting for whatever reason. These i...

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