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by jss21382
Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Car recommendations
Replies: 121
Views: 8806

Re: Car recommendations

VW dealer service departments are legendarily bad. Like, sometimes it's worth it to pay an independent to do a repair that would be free under warranty bad. Yeah...the two people in the city that actually like working on VW's can make much more at an independent, leaving the dealership staffed with...
by jss21382
Sun Jun 07, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread
Replies: 361
Views: 26837

Re: TR BBQ ~XII~ 8/15/2015 - Official Thread

Milo Burke wrote:
She was hoping maybe of driving down from the upper peninsula, then through Chicago on the way back. That should give us a good mix.

Thanks for the tips on the locale!


There's always the ferry as well If you'd rather shorten the road trip a bit and add a boat ride.
by jss21382
Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:14 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Ready to go U-Verse Internet! (resolved)
Replies: 11
Views: 3850

Re: Ready to go U-Verse Internet! Some Questions...

The "cutting the copper" is standard procedure for uverse installs, In my area all it means is they only provide a single dsl connection, that provides voice, data, and video, with no traditional phone connection to the home. Even if you can acquire a gateway, att still has to allow it to ...
by jss21382
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Ready to go U-Verse Internet! (resolved)
Replies: 11
Views: 3850

Re: Ready to go U-Verse Internet! Some Questions...

Are you certain you're getting fiber? I've had Uverse at a couple different locations and it's always been a DSL based service, which slows down based on how much video bandwidth you're using, so the 45 available with video is, in my experience, the max usable bandwidth without active video. As far ...
by jss21382
Tue Mar 31, 2015 7:39 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!
Replies: 29
Views: 3389

Re: AT&T Release Your Damn Updates Already!

I'm curious if (tinfoil hat moment) Apple hasn't someone orchestrated part of the entire update bit with the carriers. That being obviously requiring carriers to allow the phone to do its thing for updates, mostly because yes you plug it in for an update. These big multi-multi-billion dollar compan...
by jss21382
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: FireTV Stick vs Chromecast.
Replies: 14
Views: 1688

Re: FireTV Stick vs Chromecast.

Fire Tv
by jss21382
Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Mobile Tech
Topic: Dear US Cell Carriers... You Suck.
Replies: 18
Views: 3037

Re: Dear US Cell Carriers... You Suck.

It wouldn't really be all that expensive if they just ran stock software and didn't need to convert it from galaxy s5 to Galaxy s5 by att. Hense my sticking with iDevices and droids from the play store.
by jss21382
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Comcast Collection on my Credit Report
Replies: 12
Views: 7591

Re: Comcast Collection on my Credit Report

Pay the 46 bucks, then dispute it with the credit bureaus. It's not the way it's supposed to go, but from my experience with them, they won't re-report it once you pay it off...same applied to pretty much all collections accounts that I've came across.
by jss21382
Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)
Replies: 382
Views: 39344

Re: TR BBQ ~XI~ Official Thread (7/19/14)

Where was jss21382 this year? He hardly every misses! Last logon is 9 April 2014, so no real idea. Yeah, Friday night Gleek proclaimed that I was the lamest of them all. http://www.kissmeinannarbor.com/ committed to helping back in February, you guys couldn't have asked for a better weekend...On Su...
by jss21382
Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:57 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Firefox vs Chrome (Speed and Usability)
Replies: 30
Views: 4241

Re: Firefox vs Chrome (Speed and Usability)

I've recently started getting low memory errors and crashes running chrome with only a few tabs open on one of my machines, guess I'll try reinstalling.
by jss21382
Thu Mar 20, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Captain Ned...
Replies: 63
Views: 4388

Re: Captain Ned...

Sweet! I was here for Leor's semi-annual post!
by jss21382
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Flight 370
Replies: 76
Views: 9037

Re: Flight 370

And it was nothing
by jss21382
Thu Mar 20, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Captain Ned...
Replies: 63
Views: 4388

Re: Captain Ned...

I imagine it's because he was participating in the thread that the cap'n closed, feeling like it's the same as it always was, and he had nothing to lose calling the captain out.
by jss21382
Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Captain Ned...
Replies: 63
Views: 4388

Re: Captain Ned...

Damn...it was that long ago, I clearly remember cursing all of the mods here, especially Ned, for their efforts to keep everything in line, then I think the forum rules got a revamp shortly after if I remember right...though, apparently I'm getting old and my memory unreliable, 8 years ago...I would...
by jss21382
Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Donate Your Knowledge...Support TR
Replies: 21
Views: 2088

Re: Donate Your Knowledge...Support TR

I doubt such a system would work because you can get similar answers for free in other places on the internet. Also, where is the cheese option?!? You'd be surprised, I make most of my income answering questions that you can find in a few minutes of googling provided you have enough relevant subjec...
by jss21382
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: TR Forum Spammers
Replies: 94
Views: 11923

Re: TR Forum Spammers

I do my best to report everything in the 3-5am stretch before I head to bed, seems like the spammers and I are the only ones awake at that time.
by jss21382
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: General Software
Topic: Android phones
Replies: 32
Views: 12011

Re: Android phones

I personally choose the iPhone, it's honestly higher quality than pretty much every android option, but you pay for that. I also have play store versions of the Moto G and the S4 in the house, all of them are fine phones, but coming from a blackberry I feel like you'd fall into the iOS world more ea...
by jss21382
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining
Replies: 105
Views: 27753

Re: Would like some more details on bitcoin and mining

After reading those...I gotta say, I hope to never be in court just "answering a few questions"
by jss21382
Sun Feb 23, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Processors
Topic: So is the whole APU strategy of AMD a bust?
Replies: 24
Views: 5016

Re: So is the whole APU strategy of AMD a bust?

WhatMeWorry wrote:
Am I being too pessimistic?


Yes
by jss21382
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Downgraded from 8.1 to 7, some thoughts
Replies: 19
Views: 5936

Re: Downgraded from 8.1 to 7, some thoughts

I've personally just used the Windows 8 UI and not had to complain about the Windows 8 UI
by jss21382
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: System Builders Anonymous
Topic: What are there so many idiots out there with "certs"?
Replies: 40
Views: 7855

Re: What are there so many idiots out there with "certs"?

In my experience most on site legal actions against businesses have Marshalls, essentially the enforcers for the suit serving whatever it may be. In my case...it was failing to file the proper tax forms after a failed business, resulting in a tax official and two Marshalls coming to seize the busine...
by jss21382
Sat Jan 18, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Used PS3: Gamestop vs. ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3818

Re: Used PS3: Gamestop vs. ???

You'll probably do just as well picking up a used ps3 on craigslist, you'll probably score a bunch of games for near nothing as well. Gamestop is buying ps3's for 100 or less, and games for 20 or less, they're your competition in the used market.
by jss21382
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Used PS3: Gamestop vs. ???
Replies: 6
Views: 3818

Re: Used PS3: Gamestop vs. ???

...With the amount of "repaired" playstations I personally know of that have been traded in to gamestop I'd focus more on the warranty that comes with it wherever you buy it.
by jss21382
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Buyer Brokers
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: Buyer Brokers

Being in a couple heavily commissioned fields myself, I can tell you from experience it's very very easy to look at each individual job/client and push them or write them off, but in the end, I've found that if you just don't worry about it and provide great service you'll end up making more. It's a...
by jss21382
Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:07 am
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Buyer Brokers
Replies: 19
Views: 1690

Re: Buyer Brokers

Used house salesmen are the same as used car salesmen for the most part, 1 out of 10 is great. They're not making money if you're not buying, you're taking more of their time than they had budgeted. Get a different one if this deal falls through, terminating the contract then buying a house he showe...
by jss21382
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 118
Views: 12450

Re: Brrrrr

Long as the lugs on both ends are approved for double tapping it's not a terrible plan.
by jss21382
Tue Dec 10, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 118
Views: 12450

Re: Brrrrr

Firestone Winterforce here, at least on anything they'll fit. They're cheap, and since heavy snowfall is a way bigger issue here than ice, they usually outperform all of the "better" winter tires.
by jss21382
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 118
Views: 12450

Re: Brrrrr

What the hell, man? I thought people Wisconsin "knew how to drive in the snow" or something: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2013/12/check_out_this_video_of_insane_pileup_on_wisconsin_highway.php Also: WHY IN THE HELL ARE YOU STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE HIGHWAY? YOU WANT TO GET RUN O...
by jss21382
Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:07 am
Forum: Networking
Topic: Very fast INTERNET, but TOO SLOW DOWNLOADS
Replies: 14
Views: 9555

Re: Very fast INTERNET, but TOO SLOW DOWNLOADS

It's something that's fairly hard to confirm, but the fact that only torrents and mediafire are affected is suspicious. Your isp is on Vuze's list of bad ISP's, You might try another torrent client that uses encryption to hide the traffic type from the isp to see if that helps, see http://wiki.vuze....
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