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Explain jury duty to me - and is this normal procedure?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 4/13 at 7:01 pm
My wife gets a letter in the mail two weeks ago saying that she needs to call this phone number AFTER 6PM ON SUNDAY NIGHT to determine whether she needs to show up to court Monday morning. Whisky. Tango. Foxtrot? She calls last Sunday, the message says she does not have to report. Sweet. N...

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Any information on any site you've logged into for the past 2 years is at risk
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 4/8 at 9:48 pm
[link=(http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/08/flaw-found-in-key-method-for-protecting-data-on-the-internet/?_php=true&_type=blogs&hp&_r=0)]LINK[/link] [quote]Users’ most sensitive information — passwords, stored files, bank details, even Social Security numbers — could be vulnerable because of ...

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Computer running slow? Just download more RAM!!!11!!1!11
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 4/8 at 1:02 pm
[link=(http://www.downloadmoreram.com/)]http://www.downloadmoreram.com/[/link] :cool:...

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Need suggestions for non-slip workout mat(s)
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 4/1 at 7:12 pm
My workout room has shitty linoleum tiles that are slippery before you even sweat on them. Once a few drops of sweat hit the floor, I want to burn the fricking room down it's so aggravating to try to workout in there. I'm looking for some good heavy duty non-slip interlocking mats like you see in...

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Do you ever call a service company and demand that someone come out RIGHT NOW?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 3/21 at 8:59 am
and if so, how has that worked out for you? ...

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How dumb are people? (computers and social engineering)
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 3/14 at 12:01 pm
More and more often now I'm hearing stories about someone calling claiming to be from (Microsoft/Norton/insert software/antivirus company) saying they're seeing something wrong with their computer and would like to fix it remotely. The user, without pause, does whatever they say to get them remot...

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9 things you may not know you've been eating your whole life
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 3/7 at 6:21 pm
[link=(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/07/gross-ingredients_n_4063894.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false#eyJocmVmIjoiaHR0cDovL3d3dy5odWZmaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vIiwiYWRVbml0Ijp7InNlcnZlciI6ImlidyIsImlkIjoiOTM0MTY2MjAiLCJtb2JpbGUiOmZhbHNlfSwibGFiZWwiOiJIb21lcGFnZS0gTGVmdCBSYWlsIFVuaXQiLCJzZWx...

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Underrated or largely forgotten bands
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 3/2 at 1:09 pm
Chicago - some fricking amazing music from these guys. They don't seem to get any radio play or anything these days....

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Fast as F*** party food ideas - go!
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 3/2 at 10:40 am
We're going watch the parade in front of a business on Main Street in Houma. The business is owned by some friends of the family. They let us use their restrooms and there's food out for everyone. Although no one would say anything if we didn't, the sort of unspoken rule is bring something for pe...

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Apple Store Fail - the techs that work there can't pull a HDD to copy data?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 2/20 at 12:54 pm
I just spoke w/ a customer who brought her laptop in last week. The system board is dead, the laptop is about 5 years old and I told her it wasn't worth repairing. She's got about 100GB of data on the drive (mostly music). I told her to bring another computer or an external drive in and I cou...

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Health Insurance options - emergency only coverage?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 2/7 at 10:14 am
Ok, so my health insurance recently went up...AGAIN. My employer pays half. Now my half is $260/month, making my coverage $520/month. That's fricking ridiculous. I don't need co-pay for a doctor's visit, I don't need ANY prescriptions covered, all I want is emergency/bone broken/got hit by a ...

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I.T. question regarding the default boot order in BIOS/UEFI
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 2/7 at 10:11 am
Why do manufacturers put external USB device higher on the list than SATA? Don't get me wrong, we've made money on service orders because people plug in drives, then their computer won't boot, so it doesn't make me mad. But I do wonder, why would that be the default? It makes no sense, and it...

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Memory requirements: COD4: Xbox 360 vs PC
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 1/2 at 7:28 am
OK, so I just looked up the amount of RAM in an XBOX 360. It has 512 MB of RAM. Why do I need 6 GB (12 times the Xbox 360) to play this game on my PC. Something isn't adding up here....

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DOCSIS 3.0 is the tits (cable modem upgrade)
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 12/26 at 11:57 am
Just upgraded my cable modem to a Motorola SurfBoard 6121. Comcast/Xfinity sent me a letter a few months ago that they had upgraded my service but my old DOCSIS 2.0 modem couldn't take advantage. So, I just upgraded, and: [img]http://www.speedtest.net/result/3189060572.png[/img] NIIIICCEEE...

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Roku 3: I think I just made a huge mistake
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 12/26 at 12:40 am
I just got a Roku 3. The reason I got it is because my PS3 has problems with different formats...it won't play .mkv files, it often for some unknown reason doesn't recognize the audio stream in something that plays fine on my PCs. So, I get a Roku 3, I just hooked it up to my network, and I don'...

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Southland Mall - full of fats - typical sample of population?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 12/14 at 11:33 am
Jesus there are a lot of fat fricks...and I'm not talking about like I used to be 60 lbs overweight, I'm talking REALLY fat fricks. I would say 70% of the people I saw in there are seriously obese. Also, Corndog 7 is still open and doing business. I remember that place when I was a young chil...

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Calling O-T health experts - diet and vascularity
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 12/12 at 6:02 pm
My exercise is generally 6 days/week. It's a mixture of running, strength training, PlyoX, and YogaX. For a while now my diet has basically consisted of fruits, green salads, nuts, potatoes, beans here and there, and usually some grilled meat on the weekend (chicken, steak, pork, whatever). Not...

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People, if you don't have your files in two places, they aren't backed up
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 12/6 at 8:43 am
Using a flash drive or an external drive as your only storage place for your files does not make it any safer than only storing them on your computer's internal drive. I don't know how many times we can run into this dumbassery. Storage devices fail, whether they're internal or external, mechani...

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Enterprise - how are they not open on weekends?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/20 at 6:13 pm
Do they purposefully do this so that you have to pick up on Friday, drop off Monday and get charged for 3 days? I was looking into renting either a large SUV or a minivan to tote 6 adults to B.R. and back to Houma for the game this weekend. Minivan would cost about $300. I'm assuming SUV is w...

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Newish HP Envy laptop - touchscreen - STRIPED HDDs lol
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/20 at 3:38 pm
So a customer brings a new laptop in for virus removal. It's all slim, touchscreen, really sleek looking. I'm assuming it was expensive. Way to fail at making this laptop fast, HP. Instead of slapping a 512 GB SSD in it, let's stripe two HDDs so it's not nearly as fast and way more likely for da...

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Let's talk linux distros
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/19 at 7:20 pm
What do you like? The last distro I used was Arch, which was pretty good. It was probably the fastest distro I've ever used. From grub to Openbox login was about 4 seconds. I'm just looking to try something different. I'm thinking maybe Mint..why is Mint so popular? And if you do use Mint, which...

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To drink or not to drink - WWTOTD?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/15 at 4:07 pm
Had a shitty day at work dealing w/ the dumb asses at Intuit (India). I wasn't planning on drinking because I have a half marathon at 7am, but now I'm home because I didn't take a lunch today and I can hear the beer calling me from the fridge....

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Tech talk - server reboot times - I was starting to freak out
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/15 at 11:48 am
What kind of servers do you generally deploy and how long do they take to reboot? I just ran SP1 update on a Server 2008 R2 box. The box is fairly low end, but nothing terrible. It's an HP Proliant ML350 G6. Singer proc, 8 GB RAM, storage capacity was undersold - 2 x 146 GB SAS drives in a mir...

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What should I grill today?
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/10 at 1:15 pm
Ribs? Steak? State your case....

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What's on your Christmas list? (Go away O-T ballers, we don't care)
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/10 at 8:18 am
We picked names early this year for Christmas and I'm trying to think of things for my list. Nothing crazy like new cars or trips overseas. The only thing I can think of is a Roku 3. ...

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Sign the petition - keep us on daylight savings time
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 11/2 at 7:29 am
[link=(http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/keep-us-on-daylight-savings.fb40?source=s.fb&r_by=9407496)]LINK[/link] I signed. I'd like a little bit of daylight after work. ...

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Post your costumes
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 10/26 at 6:54 pm
Mine fell apart, couldn't quite get it like I wanted but it still came out OK [img]http://i.imgur.com/QxKKMie.jpg[/img]...

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Coding efficiency: Healthcare.gov bloated like a mofo
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 10/24 at 9:08 am
Not really a surprise... [quote]Healthcare.gov code allegedly two times larger than Facebook, Windows, and OS X combined[/quote] [link=(http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57608946-93/healthcare.gov-code-allegedly-two-times-larger-than-facebook-windows-and-os-x-combined/)]LINK[/link] I've alwa...

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My upgrade experience from Windows 8.1 preview to 8.1 final
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 10/23 at 10:58 am
All programs uninstalled. All taskbar and metro UI icons set back to Mirosoft defaults. Even things like my touchpad settings are gone. So the "upgrade" is essentially like backing up My Documents, doing a fresh Windows install, and restoring My Documents. Well done, Microsoft, well done. Y...

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Halloween Costume Ideas
Posted by Casty McBoozer on 10/23 at 10:17 am
I need ideas. The only thing I've come up with so far is The Goat and your Mom: [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9yHFAAhUq0)]LINK[/link] But 1.) I don't have the balls to pull it off 2.) It's probably going to be chilly out....

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