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Forum: Other Talk
05-19-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,580
Posted By danwiz

Re: Is there no respect for us old bastards?

Hey everybody, I'm still here too, and checking in just about daily. I rarely post because...
Forum: Other Talk
04-11-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,513
Posted By danwiz

Re: Restaurant Wait Staff That Don't Give Coin Change Back Etiquette

Your group had 14 people? And you all requested separate checks? Damn. The nerve of some people anyway! If I were your waiter I would have peed in your soup, hacked up a big one in your taco,...
Forum: Other Talk
03-02-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 20,659
Posted By danwiz

Re: Have we ever done an age check here?

Back in '04, when the thread was started, I was 57. I'm now 71, where did the years go?
Forum: Tech Talk
10-29-18, 12:58 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,206
Posted By danwiz

Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

Yes, why would the browser creators think that we want to wake up our spouses and children every time we click on a news story first thing in the morning while getting ready for the day! I feel that...
Forum: Tech Talk
10-28-18, 12:45 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,206
Posted By danwiz

Re: Good old fast Firefox is back

This also frustrated me until I found this (below) on the Mozilla pages:
in about:config you can set media.autoplay.default to 1 in order to block automatic playback on all pages or set it to 2 to...
Forum: Other Talk
08-21-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5,275
Views: 456,516
Posted By danwiz

Re: XLIII Random Pic Thread, The Knights Who Say "Ni!" edition.

Waiting for somebody to notice that the T-shirt on Amazon says "Incestry.com", not Ancestry.com.
Forum: Other Talk
05-17-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,564
Posted By danwiz

Re: Could you live without electricity and technology?

Could, but a better question is would I want to, and the answer to that is NO! I was in the Peace Corps for 2 years in Gomez, Cabbaroguis, Quirino Province, Philippines. No electricity, and...
Forum: Other Talk
03-21-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,432
Posted By danwiz

Re: Where's the snow? -- Winter 2017-18 thread

Got up there and shoveled ours last week when an ice dam got so bad that water started coming through the ceiling inside the house. Did the entire roof in one day - was totally exhausted. I really...
Forum: Other Talk
03-14-18, 12:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,432
Posted By danwiz

Re: Where's the snow? -- Winter 2017-18 thread

Yes, thank heavens, breakup is coming, soon?! We hope! Snowing right now, but supposedly will only be an inch or so.
Forum: Other Talk
02-25-18, 11:01 AM
Forum: Other Talk
02-12-18, 12:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,250
Posted By danwiz

Re: Do you still enjoy your birthday?

I enjoy it in the sense that I can celebrate with friends the fact that I have crossed another milestone, and when my next one comes (I'll be 71 this year), I only hope that I can still celebrate the...
Forum: Other Talk
02-04-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,139
Posted By danwiz

Re: Why can't people figure out doors?

In a public building, I ALWAYS assume that a door opens OUTWARD for fire safety. This has been a law, well, like, forever, hasn't it? In a private house, I look at the way the door is built and...
Forum: Other Talk
01-31-18, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 924
Posted By danwiz

Re: Super Blue Blood Moon the end is nigh

Got up at 3:45 AM and went out to see it and shoot photos of it here in Fairbanks, Alaska. The temperature here in the hills was only down to -1 F, not bad at all. I messed up on my camera settings...
Forum: Other Talk
12-13-17, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 531
Posted By danwiz

Re: Present day cars,are you supposed to race the engine?

My mechanic told me that you should start driving when the engine oil pressure comes to what is normal. Of course, nowadays there are no oil pressure gauges, but if the little oil warning light is...
Forum: Other Talk
12-08-17, 12:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,981
Posted By danwiz

Re: Christmas Stocking Stuffers

I give up, what is it?
Forum: Other Talk
11-17-17, 12:04 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,024
Posted By danwiz

Re: Determining the Best Burger

The best burger MUST be the one trump ate in Japan. Here's a funny article about it - be sure to scroll down and read the comments....
Forum: Other Talk
10-28-17, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29,782
Views: 3,711,968
Posted By danwiz

Re: 42nd Random Pic Thread to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everyt

When did you become the king here and who made you the king? People will stop posting here when they lock it. I've been here long enough to see people get banned for doing with you're doing.
Forum: Other Talk
10-28-17, 11:38 AM
Forum: Other Talk
10-27-17, 12:16 PM
Replies: 5,275
Views: 456,516
Posted By danwiz

Re: XLIII Random Pic Thread, The Knights Who Say "Ni!" edition.

Tha tattoos on her neck say:
July 3, 2010
May 15, 2011 and
October 3, 2012.

Maybe that's ....
Forum: Other Talk
10-25-17, 12:44 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,824
Posted By danwiz

Re: Getting Old Sucks

Diagnosed with cataracts yesterday. Surgery not recommended yet, but the eye doctor wants to see me again in 6 months to determine how rapidly they are progressing. Guess maybe I'm getting old, but...
Forum: Other Talk
10-11-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,824
Posted By danwiz

Re: Getting Old Sucks

I'm now 70 and I can agree that pains in places which you did not even know exist will be more frequent. And, wait until you try to do a hard day's work, not on the computer, but like splitting a...
Forum: Other Talk
10-08-17, 12:32 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,822
Posted By danwiz

Re: What's the furthest you've commuted for a job?

Not many people in this thread know the difference between furthest and farthest. Far is used for distances, so virtually every single response here should say farthest. (signed - the grammar...
Forum: Other Talk
09-27-17, 11:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,167
Posted By danwiz

Re: Dying in your sleep. Pleasant or morbid?

I'd say that dying in my sleep would be preferable to drowning, dying in a fire, being shot and watching myself bleed to death while in terrible pain, etc., etc. I mean - there are a lot worse ways...
Forum: Tech Talk
09-13-17, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By danwiz

Re: Replacing hard drive, Windows won't boot from the drive...

I did this using AOMEI Partition Assistant free edition, cloned my HDD to an SSD, installed the SSD and the computer booted right up. Yes, I'm running Windows 7.
Forum: Other Talk
09-01-17, 11:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,001
Posted By danwiz

Re: What do you drive, and how much MPG do you get?

Toyota Tacoma, 2015, Automatic, 4WD - around 20mpg in town, 22mpg on the highway. It's a 4-banger, so I feel like it should be higher than that, but, it is what it is.
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