| O-T Lounge|| re: Why did New Orleans cancel the UBER meeting this morning? - SlackMaster on 7/22/14 at 11:22 am|
What I don't get is all the hate for Uber by otherwise normal people. I get why cabbies would hate it but if somebody doesn't like it, just don't use it. :dunno: ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has Uber temporarily shut down? No, Uber is the best thing in BR! - SlackMaster on 7/18/14 at 4:54 pm|
[quote]They are so nice it feels as though they come from the Truman Show [/quote]
This is true. I just signed up for Uber and used it a lot on a recent trip. The really are so nice it is a little unnerving. Guess they need to keep their rating high. :lol:
NOTE: Some drivers are especial...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has Uber temporarily shut down? No, Uber is the best thing in BR! - SlackMaster on 7/18/14 at 4:34 pm|
[quote]But seriously...you're a moron if you think they will want STUDENTS as their primary customers. I am also amazed that you believe STUDENTS would sustain a taxi service...someone needs to wake the frick up.[/quote]
Seriously? Have you seen the condos that a lot of these students are living ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has Uber temporarily shut down? No, Uber is the best thing in BR! - SlackMaster on 7/18/14 at 11:48 am|
[quote]still trying to figure out how that is better[/quote]
Try it and you'll see. It's awesome. And one thing not yet mentioned is that every car I've ridden in has been far cleaner and nicer than the typical cab....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has Uber temporarily shut down? No, Uber is the best thing in BR! - SlackMaster on 7/18/14 at 7:11 am|
[quote]Are people tipping? [/quote]
No tipping required. Cash either....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Has Uber temporarily shut down? No, Uber is the best thing in BR! - SlackMaster on 7/18/14 at 7:10 am|
[quote]How do you know a cab driver is not a rapist?[/quote]
Well for one, all drivers have to pass a background check before they are fully registered on Uber. Plus, they have to show driving record, insurance, etc. and both the rider & driver have to rate one another after every trip. Anyway...
| Political Talk|| re: Boehner disagrees with Palin on impeaching Obama - SlackMaster on 7/9/14 at 11:36 am|
[quote]Impeaching Obama is a stupid idea, and I say this as someone who has hated everything about his administration[/quote]
I second this. Even if there is a document with him dead to rights, we have more important tasks at hand....
| Tech Board|| re: Is Verizon Edge a good deal? - SlackMaster on 7/9/14 at 11:24 am|
[quote]The bad part about edge is that you are essentially leasing a phone forever on the program. My understanding of it is that you pay full retail price over the course of 20 months but never keep the phone, you always have to trade it in and get into another monthly payment on the next phone[/q...
| Tech Board|| re: Is Verizon Edge a good deal? - SlackMaster on 7/9/14 at 11:21 am|
[quote]You can't do that with Verizon. [/quote]
Actually, you can now with Verizon as well. I did it. :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Big changes to E Boyd and Burbank coming---Update with VIDEO--signs now - SlackMaster on 7/7/14 at 12:38 pm|
[quote]what the f**k are they thinking [/quote]
Agreed. Sometimes I wonder if BR doesn't have the second string of traffic engineers. Their answer generally seems to be to prohibit doing the very thing people need to do (turn left in this case) and/or spread the traffic all around (Parker Ave)....
| Outdoor Board|| re: What's the name of this plant again? - SlackMaster on 7/7/14 at 9:51 am|
This is correct. I have a ton of it in my yard. It is a very hardy plant and easy to transplant. That said, it is a shade-loving plant so if you put it in sun, it will develop more of those yellow and brown spots and generally look terrible....
| Political Talk|| re: NLRB appointments no good - Senate was not in recess - SlackMaster on 6/27/14 at 7:21 am|
[quote]Those two lackeys don't have any regard for the constitution as it was originally constructed.[/quote]
[quote]If they didn't sign onto it, then Scalia's concurrence could have been the majority opinion instead and would have limited the scope of appointments much more than the majority opi...
| Political Talk|| re: NLRB appointments no good - Senate was not in recess - SlackMaster on 6/26/14 at 10:02 am|
[quote]Even Kagan and the Wise Latina came down against him[/quote]
This is probably what surprises me the most. Those two lackeys don't have any regard for the constitution as it was originally constructed....
| Political Talk|| re: GOP wants to sue obama for executive actions - SlackMaster on 6/25/14 at 12:18 pm|
[quote]they have no standing to sue.[/quote]
Actually, they do. Just look at immigration. The executive branch is supposed to carry out the laws as written and the president has specifically said that he's not deporting latinos -- particularly if they arrive before 18 and if so, their parents e...
| O-T Lounge|| re: How much of the BR vs NOLA stuff would you say is fueled by jealousy? - SlackMaster on 6/19/14 at 9:11 am|
From my perspective, the "BR vs. NOLA" thing has dissipated quite a bit since Katrina....
| O-T Lounge|| re: So some jack leg just got stuck mud riding on my property. - SlackMaster on 6/12/14 at 11:39 am|
[quote]the other side is a useless floodzone area[/quote]
Call the Feds! Obama will get him!...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Would you use a clothes line instead of a dryer. - SlackMaster on 6/12/14 at 11:34 am|
[quote]Makes clothes stiff and scratchy.[/quote]
I sort of like this. And in the summer, the clothes line is about as fast as the dryer -- and doesn't warm the house. :cheers:...
| O-T Lounge|| re: WOWYHI - Good Morning America edition - SlackMaster on 5/27/14 at 7:44 am|
They all look sorta scary to me. One could easily find better anywhere around here -- grocery store, Town Center, Benny's car wash on Saturday mornings... :lol:...
| Tech Board|| re: iPad + MacBook Air vs. Surface Pro 3 - SlackMaster on 5/25/14 at 10:49 pm|
[quote]What true power user will try to replace a desktop or legitimate power/pro level laptop for serious computing work with a tablet?[/quote]
Actually, I know a number of people who have done just that. (mostly with a MSP2)....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Do you think a B-613esque organization exists? - SlackMaster on 5/25/14 at 8:03 am|
I take a B-complex multi-vitamin so I think I'm covered....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Google Keep vs Evernote - SlackMaster on 5/22/14 at 9:36 am|
I don't like Evernote either. If you use a PC and want to share info with your (or other people's) mobile devices in any way, OneNote is far better than both Evernote or Keep IMO....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Historic Ascension Property in ruins - SlackMaster on 5/21/14 at 1:08 pm|
That such an important piece of property is in this state of neglect is a real shame -- especially after all those efforts to protect it from the church. I wonder if the Family is in turmoil....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Why are ship captains still expected to go down with ship - SlackMaster on 4/18/14 at 8:40 am|
The idea is that he is last to get off and if that isn't possible, he should remain on board to get as many off as possible. Unlike passengers, he has the training and ability to save more lives than anybody else. Not to mention that in many cases it was his decisions that got the ship in danger....
| O-T Lounge|| re: What's the dumbest question you've ever asked? - SlackMaster on 4/9/14 at 8:32 pm|
I have boy/girl twins (they look quite different) and when people would hear they were twins, we'd often be asked if they were identical. :banghead:...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Who here doesn't eat breakfast? - SlackMaster on 4/9/14 at 11:59 am|
[quote]I was just thinking this morning that I need to find something something quick, easy, and transportable like that again. Ideas??[/quote]
Boiled egg? Yogurt?...
| O-T Lounge|| re: The Bang Bus Prank! - SlackMaster on 4/3/14 at 5:48 pm|
[quote]I think the 2 guys got nervous when old boy started pulling off his pants.[/quote]
This could have been the reverse prank of the year! :lol:...
| Political Talk|| re: Obamacare: Taxpayers in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion - SlackMaster on 3/27/14 at 9:43 am|
[quote]in the Hole for $1.5 Trillion[/quote]
...so far. It will get worse....
| Outdoor Board|| re: Standby Generator recommendations - SlackMaster on 3/26/14 at 2:18 pm|
I've done a ton of research on this.
If a 22KW or lower air-cooled unit, you definitely want to go Kohler. The Command Pro series of engines used by these units have better engineering and notably better internal components.
If a larger water-cooled version, both Generac and Kohler have go...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - SlackMaster on 3/17/14 at 8:36 pm|
[quote]whoever altered Flight 370’s path typed seven or eight keystrokes into a computer on a knee-high pedestal between the captain and the first officer, according to officials[/quote]
They mentioned this once before. How would they know this? My only guess is based on supposition due to the ...
| Political Talk|| re: Bill Gates - Massive Unemployment Coming from Automation - SlackMaster on 3/17/14 at 8:04 pm|
I agree this is coming -- maybe not "massive" but big nonetheless. If we want to address it, let's work on addressing the many, many reasons our government is making the hiring of any person so unappealing: ObamaCare, raising minimum wage, tons of employment laws, unions, etc. ...