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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:01 pm

lol Brexit vote just lost by 230 votes. (please don't go r/p I just thought it was funny how big the defeat was)
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:43 pm

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lol Brexit vote just lost by 230 votes. (please don't go r/p I just thought it was funny how big the defeat was)

(Without going R&P) The historical context: this is the worst defeat since MacDonald's minority government of 1924.

So this defeat is now the gold standard in the UK Parliament.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:45 pm

Please keep further thoughts on this in their proper place.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:56 pm

You think that's weird, both of TR's Editors Emeritus (Emeritii?) endorsed the McDonald's Quarter Pounder to me today.

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Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:15 pm

Ya know, that was a decent burger. Maybe not something I'd serve at a formal dinner or at a public function, but not bad at all.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:09 am

Unknown local numbers have been calling me all night. I let a bunch go to vm but around 7:30 I started answering a few. They were all the same - saying they had a missed call from me. So apparently a phone spammer is spoofing my number. Ugh. After three or four times explaining that no, I did not call you, I figured it out and quit answering. Hopefully it will stop soon.
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Unknown local numbers have been calling me all night. I let a bunch go to vm but around 7:30 I started answering a few. They were all the same - saying they had a missed call from me. So apparently a phone spammer is spoofing my number. Ugh. After three or four times explaining that no, I did not call you, I figured it out and quit answering. Hopefully it will stop soon.

What surprises me is that anyone bothers to call back or answer unknown numbers at this point.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:34 am

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derFunkenstein wrote:
Unknown local numbers have been calling me all night. I let a bunch go to vm but around 7:30 I started answering a few. They were all the same - saying they had a missed call from me. So apparently a phone spammer is spoofing my number. Ugh. After three or four times explaining that no, I did not call you, I figured it out and quit answering. Hopefully it will stop soon.

What surprises me is that anyone bothers to call back or answer unknown numbers at this point.

If I don't recognize the number I don't pick up; if they don't leave a message, I don't call back. All invariably spammers, or headhunters trying to interest me in "a fantastic opportunity for a database administrator in Dayton" or whatever (I don't want to be a DBA nor do I want to move to Dayton).

No idea why so many headhunters seem to think I'm a database specialist...
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:38 am

Well, I have lots of resumés out there. I'm expecting one call from an unknown number at this point because I know a guy who knows guys at one company. I didn't expect that call at 7:30 at night, but by that point I'd gotten enough unknown calls with the same prefix that I thought "maybe I should answer one". I did not expect that my phone number was being used for spam, and I'm surprised how many people in my area are dumb enough to return calls like that. Maybe they're all job hunting, too. LOL
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:46 am

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Ya know, that was a decent burger. Maybe not something I'd serve at a formal dinner or at a public function, but not bad at all.
Congratulations on understanding appropriate and inappropriate contexts for McDonald's.

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Heiwashin wrote:
derFunkenstein wrote:
Unknown local numbers have been calling me all night. I let a bunch go to vm but around 7:30 I started answering a few. They were all the same - saying they had a missed call from me. So apparently a phone spammer is spoofing my number. Ugh. After three or four times explaining that no, I did not call you, I figured it out and quit answering. Hopefully it will stop soon.

What surprises me is that anyone bothers to call back or answer unknown numbers at this point.

If I don't recognize the number I don't pick up; if they don't leave a message, I don't call back. All invariably spammers, or headhunters trying to interest me in "a fantastic opportunity for a database administrator in Dayton" or whatever (I don't want to be a DBA nor do I want to move to Dayton).

No idea why so many headhunters seem to think I'm a database specialist...
The most I do with calls from unknown numbers is Google said number. Often I'll find spammer reports. I got a particularly weird one last week. Whoever made the call was able to show up as "AT&T Alert: Fraud Risk". I still didn't answer, and searching confirmed a fraudulent call, but that's a nasty way of getting someone to pick up the phone.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:36 pm

A lion doesn't wear clothes, and it's king of the jungle. Why can't I, as a humble citizen, go totally naked?
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:45 pm

Having lived in a big city sine May of 2018, I can safely say I hate it. I am meant for smaller cities and rural areas.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:50 pm

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Learn to grow your own fur coat and gorgeous mane, and we'll GoFundMe your one-way to east Africa.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:02 pm

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Having lived in a big city sine May of 2018, I can safely say I hate it. I am meant for smaller cities and rural areas.

heh. I know what you mean, but Dallas, IMO, is SOOOOOOOO much more like rural areas than a lot of other cities. HUGE, vast areas in that city that are generally packed to the brim in places like Chicago/ATL/NYC/Boston/SF. Plus, just drive 30 min and you can be in the middle of nowhere!

Having said that, I'm not a huge fan of the DFW area. It just feels weird to me. There are definitely a lot of advantages to living in that metro area, but they just don't attract me personally.

(FWIW I used to live in TX so while I'm not quite an expert on Texas, I do know what most of the state is like)
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:12 pm

I hate it when review sites review mid and low end video cards and leave the quality set on Ultra. How unrealistic.

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:35 pm

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I hate it when review sites review mid and low and cards and leave the quality set on Ultra. How unrealistic.

I prefer bad reviews to paid ones. My **** detector picks up neutrinos, but it's still a waste of time sifting through garbage.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:52 pm

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paulWTAMU wrote:
Having lived in a big city sine May of 2018, I can safely say I hate it. I am meant for smaller cities and rural areas.

heh. I know what you mean, but Dallas, IMO, is SOOOOOOOO much more like rural areas than a lot of other cities. HUGE, vast areas in that city that are generally packed to the brim in places like Chicago/ATL/NYC/Boston/SF. Plus, just drive 30 min and you can be in the middle of nowhere!

Having said that, I'm not a huge fan of the DFW area. It just feels weird to me. There are definitely a lot of advantages to living in that metro area, but they just don't attract me personally.

(FWIW I used to live in TX so while I'm not quite an expert on Texas, I do know what most of the state is like)

I was not a fan of the DFW area the times I had to travel there for work.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:58 pm

If DFW is rural like you can keep NYC, Chicago, LA, etc. YUCK.

I used to be able to drive 20 minutes and be on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere where there wasn't a house in sight and I might see a car every 10 minutes. I honestly thought I'd like the city more, but it's an hour drive in heavy traffic to a state park that isn't as good as Palo Duro Canyon was. There's an Audobon center closer by that's all right but it's TINY and floods at the drop of a hat. I thought the city walking paths around White Rock Lake and the Trinity River would be OK, but they're so goddang crowded it's more like a busy sidewalk.

Least I found a decent gun range and gunsmith near the house. That's something.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:08 pm

Yes, the traffic was the biggest turnoff the times I've been in DFW.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:28 pm

Yeah, cities aren't for everyone. Just depends on your wants and needs.

I grew up in rural KS, moved to the suburbs in high school, more or less went to college in a whole town that was suburb-ish and have lived in a few big cities. All have their pros and cons. I love public transit though (even if it sucks a lot of the time). I like being among the people, but still need my alone time too. I find I can get enough of both in cities.

annnnnnnnnnnd yeah, I don't really understand it. maybe it was just super poor planning in a lot of TX, but I've spent fairly significant amounts of time in DFW, ATX, and HOU and they're all freaking horrible traffic cities. It's kinda astonishing.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:42 pm

WASD Keyboards sent out an email blast featuring their new V3 customizable keyboards and their site promptly went down. I have a pretty hard time believing they have enough traffic to take down a decent web server. Kinda makes me wonder what they're running on.

edit: I looked it up. Cloudflare + GoDaddy. Oooof, blacklisted by a couple spam/email lists too. I've even personally had experience with duplicate emails from them, as well as them failing to unsub a particular email address. Someone over there needs to get a CTO that knows what they're doing.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:47 pm

In my experience it's often not the web server its self, but the service providers that the site uses. Apache, nginx, and IIS all seem pretty reliable on their own. It's when you start making service calls out to half a dozen different places any of which will kill your application if they fail that you can run into problems.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:50 pm

Going on ~1.5 hours now.

I'd really love to know what kind of traffic they get.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:57 pm

Builtwith says they're running on Magento, so I wouldn't expect traffic to be super heavy. There are some high traffic sites I know of that are built on Magento, but it's not usually going to be your first pick for a high traffic ecommerce site. If it's been down for that long that almost ensures it's an infrastructure thing unless whoever manages development is just completely in outer space.
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Wed Jan 16, 2019 5:21 pm

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Yeah, cities aren't for everyone. Just depends on your wants and needs.

I grew up in rural KS, moved to the suburbs in high school, more or less went to college in a whole town that was suburb-ish and have lived in a few big cities. All have their pros and cons. I love public transit though (even if it sucks a lot of the time). I like being among the people, but still need my alone time too. I find I can get enough of both in cities.

annnnnnnnnnnd yeah, I don't really understand it. maybe it was just super poor planning in a lot of TX, but I've spent fairly significant amounts of time in DFW, ATX, and HOU and they're all freaking horrible traffic cities. It's kinda astonishing.

I work in downtown Chicago, and live out towards the edge of the suburban sprawl. I can't get to "the middle of nowhere" from my house without driving for quite a while, but there are still a few scattered farms around.

I do have a pretty long (over an hour each way) commute, but it is on public transit and I work from home 2 days/week. No way I would want to drive into the city; I would not have taken this job if public transit was not an option.
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I work in downtown Chicago, and live out towards the edge of the suburban sprawl. I can't get to "the middle of nowhere" from my house without driving for quite a while, but there are still a few scattered farms around.

I do have a pretty long (over an hour each way) commute, but it is on public transit and I work from home 2 days/week. No way I would want to drive into the city; I would not have taken this job if public transit was not an option.

Yeah, I didn't actually mean MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, but TX is a bit different. You can definitely get out of DFW and into small towns in 30m-1hr.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Dallas, ... 293111!3e0

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

I'm in the no big city crowd. A place barely big enough to have a walmart is perfect. I can tell when a town is "just" big enough, because friday night the party is in the walmart parking lot since there's nowhere else to have it.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:02 pm

Orlando, I guess, is considered a big city but there’s so much sprawl you can go forever without actually going into town. For me there has to be an IKEA less than an hour away. :p
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:20 pm

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For me there has to be an IKEA less than an hour away. :p

My closest IKEA is in another country.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:30 am

I grew up in Indianapolis, so I know I like the mid-sized city. Big enough to attract a variety of stores, restaurants, and a pro football team, but small enough to drive around. Although, the idea of living IN a big and/or dense city is growing on me. Being able to ditch the car for everyday things and walk sounds pretty neat.
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