| Tech Board|| Cloud Based Solutions for Pics - Suggestions? - ZereauxSum on 6/28/14 at 9:34 am|
I've been using Picasa Web for pics for like 8 years, but this Google + stuff is starting to annoy me. Feels like FaceBook which I don't care for.
I'm thinking of Dropbox since I already use that for documents. What else is out there that people like?...
| Tech Board|| Please delete - ZereauxSum on 6/25/14 at 9:23 am|
Please delete - topic already exists ...
| O-T Lounge|| Happy Summer Solstice Y'all - ZereauxSum on 6/21/14 at 9:37 am|
Last year I started a thread asking if this should be a mainstream holiday. Of course, I got a lot of ridicule but seriously, it's the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
I think we celebrate things that are more trivial than that. So to all, Happy Summer Solstice, enjoy the outd...
| O-T Lounge|| Charleston, SC - Worth it to go see Ft. Sumter? - ZereauxSum on 6/14/14 at 9:33 am|
Thinking about doing one of the boat tours to see it. What say the OT?...
| More Sports Board|| Who Else is Impressed/Surprised With What JFF Has Been Saying? - ZereauxSum on 5/17/14 at 2:51 pm|
I (like others) used to criticize him for being a douche, but I have to admit, he's been saying and doing the right things over the past few months.
I'm watching his post-mini camp practice interview and he's not irritating me like he used to. He's showing humility and a respect for the game tha...
| More Sports Board|| True or False - Draft Day is better TV than the Super Bowl - ZereauxSum on 5/8/14 at 4:25 pm|
I say True.
| Money Talk|| Two Appraisals by Lender? - ZereauxSum on 3/19/14 at 9:38 am|
I'm buying a new construction and the lender did an appraisal about a week ago, but the house was not 100% complete (floors were not in place). The lender just emailed me saying he ordered another appraisal now that the house is finished.
Is this normal? The first appraisal was $400, which I hav...
| Money Talk|| MtGox Blog Hacked - Data Dump of Customer Balances, Gox Assets, etc. - ZereauxSum on 3/9/14 at 7:24 pm|
I suppose this won't come as a surprise to anyone...
[quote]On Sunday, hackers took over the Reddit account and personal blog of Mark Karpeles, Mt. Gox’s CEO, to post an angry screed alleging that the exchange he ran had actually kept at least some of the bitcoins that the company had said were s...
| O-T Lounge|| Can you pee at the urinal while someone is behind you? - ZereauxSum on 2/27/14 at 11:52 am|
Just realizing that I can't do it and have never been able to do it. It simply won't come out until the person leaves. Anyone else notice this?
ETA: oh, nb4AIDS...
| Money Talk|| October 2015: The End of the Swipe-and-Sign Credit Card - ZereauxSum on 2/7/14 at 9:25 am|
Pretty welcome change. Moving from a strip to chip will make mobile device payments in the US more feasible hopefully.
[quote]Beginning later next year, you will stop signing those credit card receipts. Instead, you will insert your card into a slot and enter a PIN number, just like people do in...
| More Sports Board|| What happened to Mohammed Massaquoi? - ZereauxSum on 12/8/13 at 12:56 pm|
It seemed like he completely went off the grid, apparently he's no longer in the league? Did he get hurt or something?
I thought I remembered him having a decent rookie season a couple of years ago. ...
| More Sports Board|| Group mad at school team named 'Arabs' - ZereauxSum on 11/8/13 at 10:11 am|
[quote]The school has a mascot that "depicts a man with a large nose, heavy beard, and wearing" a traditional head covering, the group said.
During halftime, "a female dressed as belly dancer entertains the mascot by dancing for him," it added.
But for the school, the mascot and cheerleade...
| O-T Lounge|| Female or Male Marriage Counselor? - ZereauxSum on 9/3/13 at 11:50 am|
My wife and I were talking and she mentioned that she would prefer not to see a female marriage counselor if we did counseling.
Said that someone in position as being the head of a household would be more suitable.
She's a believer. I am not. I was surprised by what she said.
Is here rat...
| O-T Lounge|| Should the Solstices be Holidays? - ZereauxSum on 6/21/13 at 10:45 am|
I know it is for pagans, but it actually seems like something worthwhile to celebrate in the mainstream:
Summer Solstice: First day of summer, longest day in northern hemisphere.
Winter Solstice: Shortest day of the year, which means we get more daylight hours (well, minutes) going forward.
| O-T Lounge|| Best Option for Playing Audio Through Car Speakers - ZereauxSum on 6/20/13 at 10:51 am|
Older model car with no AUX port. I had an iphone for years so I installed an iphone/ipod integration kit (PA15-TOY from USA Spec) to send audio through car speakers and charger the phone through USB.
I recently upgraded to an android phone (S4). I purchased a Cablejive SamDock wh...
| O-T Lounge|| Woman missing for 11 years, and presumed dead, found in the Keys - ZereauxSum on 5/2/13 at 9:33 am|
[quote]One morning in February 2002, 43-year-old Brenda Heist dropped her two children off at school in a small town in Lancaster County, Pa.
That was the last time any of her family and friends saw or heard from her.
Until last week.
Heist approached a Monroe County S...
| Political Talk|| Federal Gov spends nearly $1 million on bank fees for zero balance accounts - ZereauxSum on 4/26/13 at 8:56 am|
If you're looking for a reason to be annoyed with FedGov:
[quote]This year, the government will spend at least $890,000 on service fees for bank accounts that are empty. At last count, Uncle Sam has 13,712 such accounts with a balance of zero.
They are supposed to be closed. But nobody has don...
| O-T Lounge|| iRobot Roomba Vacuum Robots. Are they worth the $ - ZereauxSum on 4/24/13 at 7:55 pm|
For about 2000 sq ft of carpeted living space, one baby, two small kids, no pets. Would probably use every other day.
If so what model is good?
Thanks OT. ...
| Money Talk|| Alternatives to Flex Spending Account? - ZereauxSum on 3/25/13 at 10:31 am|
My wife and I have pretty much had it with FSA. They request documentation for every single charge we make on the card and recently froze our account because there was a miscommunication about what documentation they needed for a partial co-pay of $9.75 for a pediatrics appointment.
Now with them...
| O-T Lounge|| Why do people think there is virtue in working a ton of hours? - ZereauxSum on 1/17/13 at 9:57 am|
This is kind of a spinoff thread, prompted by the one about workers who call in a lot.
Why is it that some salaried, exempt employees like to brag about the hours they are pulling...to get the exact same pay?
I worked at a company a couple of years ago that pretty much peddled this as a core ...
| O-T Lounge|| AT&T to allow iPhone FaceTime for all data plans - ZereauxSum on 1/16/13 at 2:38 pm|
[link=(http://www.slashgear.com/att-allowing-facetime-over-cellular-for-all-tiered-data-customers-16265553/)]Finally, but they're still douches[/link]
[quote]After several months from Apple announcing FaceTime over cellular, AT&T is finally rolling the feature out to all of its tiered data custom...
| Money Talk|| Trillion Dollar Coin Idea - Why Doesn't This Make Sense in My Head? - ZereauxSum on 1/6/13 at 8:30 pm|
I just heard about a White House petition to have a platinum coin with a face value of $1 trillion that would be deposited with the treasury.
The goal here is to eliminate the n...
| O-T Lounge|| Headaches after running? - ZereauxSum on 1/2/13 at 3:08 pm|
Anybody else get these?
The other day I ran about 2 miles and afterwards got a splitting headache. Ibuprofen did nothing. It just slowly went away on its own after about 3 hours. Doesn't happen all the time but often enough to know its related to my running.
I'm a causal runner, I run every o...
| O-T Lounge|| Anyone else receiving "Getting Back on Facebook" emails? - ZereauxSum on 1/2/13 at 12:59 pm|
I created a Facebook page about 4 years ago and deactivated it a month later. Staring about one year ago, I've been getting emails from Facebook every few months saying the following:
Sorry you've been having trouble logging into your Facebook account.
[link=(Get back on ...
| O-T Lounge|| Rocky marriage - wish them a happy anniversary? - ZereauxSum on 12/26/12 at 10:59 am|
Here's the situation:
Couple has been together for nearly 30 years. Many of those years have been pretty rocky. Neither are particularly happy.
Things came to a head 6 months ago when an argument became physical. Police were called. Each person has thrown around the divorce word, but say they...
| O-T Lounge|| Satelite Internet - Anyone Try This? - ZereauxSum on 12/16/12 at 10:25 am|
I just moved and the only wired Internet service I can get is DSL through ATT with 1.5Mbps for 29.99. I'm almost certain that I won't be happy with that.
WildBlue is offering a satelite Internet deal which gives 12Mbps for 59.99. This price is only for the first 3 months and its a 2 year contrac...
| O-T Lounge|| Are all property management people the scum of the earth? - ZereauxSum on 12/5/12 at 7:12 pm|
So I'm entering into my second lease in so many years (FML) and I'm experiencing the exact same BS from the new prop mgmt company that I did with the first. No early termination language, nonsensical fees, saying one thing on the phone and putting different crap in the lease, etc.
Do I just have...
| Political Talk|| Charter Cities - Can They Work? - ZereauxSum on 11/19/12 at 10:48 am|
There was a freakanomics podcast a while back about an economist (Paul Romer) who did a TED talk about charter cities being a way to bring poor countries out of poverty.
The idea, as I understood it, was that you would have a poor country designate an area inside of its borders to be set up as a...
| Coaching Changes|| Is Kiffin on the hot seat now? - ZereauxSum on 11/17/12 at 6:43 pm|
After the thumping USC just took from UCLA?
Mark May just said that he should be. ...
| O-T Lounge|| How have you gotten out of jury duty? - ZereauxSum on 11/2/12 at 10:07 am|
The first time I was summoned by EBRP court, my wife and I were moving in 3 weeks, so I sent them a copy of my wife's employment contract and was excused.
I just received a summons from Fulton county GA to be a "stand-by" juror. Basically I have to ca the day before the court date to see if I ha...