| Money Talk|| Credit score questions - Korkstand on 10/9/14 at 11:27 am|
I just did Mint's free credit score thing, and it says I'm in the "excellent" range. It then breaks down some factors that contribute to the score: CC usage, payment history, age of credit, total accounts, credit inquiries, and derogatory marks. The only factor I have a low score on is total account...
| Tech Board|| Linux DE/WM -- What do you use? - Korkstand on 10/8/14 at 1:34 pm|
I have a really bad habit of changing my DE/WM every few months, usually alternating from a full DE to a stripped down tiling WM then back to a different full DE, etc. I can't seem to settle on anything long-term, maybe because exactly what I want doesn't exist yet.
I like a full DE that works li...
| Tech Board|| SD Card problem -- can't write - Korkstand on 8/17/14 at 10:48 pm|
I have a 64GB SD card that I can't write to. When I put the lock on, I can read it just fine. But when I unlock it, it won't even mount. Windows just chokes on it and I have to hard reset the machine. Linux gives an error when trying to mount. I even tried zeroing it out with dd in Linux, which acts...
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| For Sale: 2 Saints Tickets -- 50 yard line Sec. 312 Loge - Korkstand on 8/14/14 at 1:57 pm|
Picked up the tickets this year, never used so I can't really comment on how great or not great they are. They are piggybacked, but one seat is row end (shown below) so it's not too bad. Would like to sell the whole season package, but if you just want this weekend's game I can let that go. Face val...
| Tech Board|| Just had the pleasure of receiving my first call from a "Microsoft technician" - Korkstand on 8/6/14 at 5:06 pm|
I was able to keep him on the line for about 5 minutes before I had to put him on hold to handle some actual business and he hung up. I tried to call him back, but of course I get a reorder tone. :angry:...
| Tech Board|| Stolen Passwords? - Korkstand on 8/6/14 at 10:01 am|
Apparently, a crime ring in Russia has stolen a whole lot of passwords [link=(http://time.com/3083504/russian-hackers-passwords/)]LINK[/link]
[quote]A ring of Russian criminals has acquired 1.2 billion username and password combinations, as well as credentials for more than 500 million email addres...
| Tech Board|| "Microsoft has changed as a company" - Korkstand on 7/24/14 at 10:58 am|
[quote]Microsoft has changed as a company and is becoming more open in the way that we work with and collaborate with others in the industry, in how we listen to customers, and in our approach to the cloud.
| Tech Board|| I have an odd printer issue - Korkstand on 7/18/14 at 1:20 pm|
I have a Brother network printer than mainly just two computers use, 1 Windows and 1 Linux. I can print stuff from the Windows machine all day, single copies, multiple copies, everything is fine. Same from the Linux machine. The problem arises when the last thing printed from the Windows machine was...
| O-T Lounge|| Color laser printer recommendations? - Korkstand on 5/23/14 at 3:47 pm|
We have a Brother that prints ok, but the damn thing has a couple problems every week. Either one of the cartridges starts shitting color all over every page, or it complains about low toner in an almost new cartridge, or it won't print because it's bitching about some phantom error and I have to re...
| Money Talk|| TSLA update - Korkstand on 5/13/14 at 4:55 pm|
I told Vols&Shaft that I would bump the old TSLA thread this month, but it is locked. Last May, I projected that TSLA would double in 1 year. Of course, it doubled within 3 months, and it was more than triple last May's price at one point, but I promised to check back in after 1 year anyway.
| O-T Lounge|| Google Self-Driving Cars update - Korkstand on 4/28/14 at 1:02 pm|
Getting better all the time, now up to 700k miles driven, and they are working hard on city driving.
[quote]As it turns out, what looks chaotic and random on a city street to the human eye i...
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody ever done allergy injections? - Korkstand on 4/24/14 at 2:44 pm|
How well do they work? Are they expensive? I have an appointment with an allergist in a couple weeks, and I'm just wondering what to expect.
I'm only bad for about 6 weeks in the spring, and I've tried all of the different daytime stuff and none of that shite works. The only thing that works wort...
| O-T Lounge|| Anybody else get photobombed by Hasselhoff on G+? - Korkstand on 4/3/14 at 12:53 pm|
The wife was looking through thumbnails on G+ and something looked a little hoff about one of them, so she opened it up and there he was. The actual improvements AutoAwesome does are a nice feature, but silly little things like this make G+ my favorite photo backup option.
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| Selling 6 sets of tickets to Bristol + RV reservation - Korkstand on 3/10/14 at 2:56 pm|
This is a long shot, but I am selling a package to this weekend's race in Bristol. This package includes 6 tickets to Friday's qualifying, 6 tickets for Saturday's Nationwide race, 6 tickets to Sunday's Sprint Cup race, and an RV reservation with full hookup at Rogers Gardens. The tickets are in sec...
| O-T Lounge|| Who else's grandparents had the giant wooden spoon and fork? - Korkstand on 3/5/14 at 9:44 am|
My 5th anniversary is coming up, and giving a set of these babies to the wife seems like the perfect combination of the old (wood) and new (silverware) anniversary gift themes.
| O-T Lounge|| Do I get pissed off too easily? - Korkstand on 3/1/14 at 7:54 pm|
I was waiting in the drive through at McD's (I know, I'm trashy), and it was a single line that splits into 2 order lanes, then they merge again after. A car skipped 4 of us who had been waiting and squeezed into the outer lane. I got out the truck, walked up to their car and knocked on the window. ...
| O-T Lounge|| My son sucked bath water up his nose - Korkstand on 2/12/14 at 8:31 pm|
Somebody please calm my fears of brain eating bacteria. I know how rare it is, especially in municipal water, but I know it got up there good because he cried from the pain. ...
| Help Board|| Any chance of getting the Bill Nye thread back? - Korkstand on 1/2/14 at 5:04 pm|
It was just getting fun....
| O-T Lounge|| Whole-home water filter/softener - Recommendations? - Korkstand on 1/2/14 at 2:02 pm|
Anybody have one? Are the salt-free ones worth a damn? Am I really looking at $3-4k for something decent?
Anything in particular I should watch out for? Google has tons of answers, but I'm not sure if I'm asking the right questions....
| O-T Lounge|| Furnace blower just started rattling - Korkstand on 12/16/13 at 10:56 pm|
It's not entirely accessible, so I can't tell if something got in there or if the bearing is going out or whatever. It's still spinning good, so I should be able to make it through the night, right?...