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re: Data Mapping/Visualization software (is there an alternative to Mappoint?) - austintigerdad
Look at the free [link=(https://www.google.com/fusiontables/)]Google Fusion Tables[/link] map visualization tool. You can import addresses or Zip codes, etc., to a spreadsheet, visualize the results, and even publish the data online as an interactive map if you choose. An example of a visualiz...
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re: Changing lightbulb 1500' in the air - just another day on the job...... - austintigerdad
[quote]I have OSHA certs and it looks like safe practice to me[/quote] [link=(http://www.tvnewscheck.com/playout/2015/01/tv-tower-drone-video-draws-faa-response/)]This article[/link] says it wasn't the climber, but the drone operator who got in trouble - with the FAA....
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re: This appears to be more of a reckoning than a correction...my goodness, - austintigerdad
I doubt that long-term investors with diverse portfolios should be concerned with this week's sell-off. The DJIA seems to have followed a consistent curve for over 40 years. [img]http://www.moonlightceo.com/pgd/MoonlightCEO_Curve.jpg[/img]...
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re: Replacing Toilet - DIY or Plumber? - Update - I changed them but problem in OP - austintigerdad
[quote] Water valve outside the toilet was bad[/quote]If a property is more than 10 years old, replacing a stuck water valve could be the toughest part of the job. To replace that valve, you'll need to locate and close the main water shutoff valve near the street, and then use care to secure the...
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re: Another example of why I don't like to fly - austintigerdad
Here's the incident summary from the [link=(http://www.avherald.com/h?article=476e99b0/0013&opt=0)] Aviation Herald website[/link] for anyone who is interested. It looks like a Barcelona air traffic controller error....
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re: Anyone drive a 2015/2016 Chevy Colorado? Reviews? - austintigerdad
[quote]I drive a real truck like a real man, not a little pissant Chevy Colorado. [/quote]The Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon has unbeatable legroom for very tall people - way better than the so-called full sized Tundra I used to own. Go to Cars.com, pull up the body and trim level you want, search n...
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re: What is the weirdest thing you've ever seen at your job? - austintigerdad
My first job out of college, two FBI agents showed up at my office to interview me about an overseas customer I'd met pretty regularly there in Houston. Around a year later, I learned that the customer was recalled to his home country and executed....
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re: WYWI: Fournette Stormtrooper - austintigerdad
[quote]Good god. That's fricking horrible[/quote]Not only is the shirt horrible, but it looks like the seller wants to profit from LSU athletics and Leonard Fournette without paying either one a dime.:banghead: OP, please remove the link to that crappy store. ...
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re: LSU Look alike thread from the Gatorsports Website - austintigerdad
This one sort of shocked me. It never dawned on me that CLM looks like the great Gene Hackman: [img]http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/200/PQ/PQYWUZUKPDDDRLL.20130216170212.jpg[/img][img]http://cdn1.sciencefiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Superman_gene-hackman-lex-luthor.jpg[/...
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re: Score predictions from Syracuse forum - austintigerdad
Someone on the Syracuse board joked about invoking the Mercy Rule. I checked to see if this is a real thing. It turns out that Texas A&M is one of the few teams in NCAA history to invoke the Mercy Rule (continuous clock) during their [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercy_rule#American_footba...
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re: Google Fusion Tables - Free Powerful Business Maps - austintigerdad
[quote]Nice try at free marketing to the two readers of the Tech board who care about mapping software.[/quote]FIFY...
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re: Google Fusion Tables - Free Powerful Business Maps - austintigerdad
[quote]Google will make money selling those addresses to your competitors.[/quote]As stated in my post, I uploaded only cities, states, postal codes and countries. You'd be crazy to upload or publish personally identifiable customer information such as street addresses. ...
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Google Fusion Tables - Free Powerful Business Maps - austintigerdad
Has anyone else tried [link=(https://www.google.com/fusiontables/data?dsrcid=implicit)]Google Fusion Tables[/link] maps? I was looking for a way to publish an interactive map with around 30,000 worldwide postal zones of customers who bought from an online store, but didn't want to pay monthly fee...
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re: Borrowed a $1500 pressure washer from a neighbor..OMG - austintigerdad
[quote]For $1,500 you are not paying for the Honda Engine. You are paying for the much higher quality pump.[/quote]The dirty secret of the pressure washer industry is that machines selling for under $1,000 typically have pumps with service lives of at most a couple hundred hours. Once the pumps ...
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re: Garage Storage...Cabinets or other ideas? - austintigerdad
[quote]Every man should have a pegboard for his tools.[/quote]The heavy duty Craftsman tool chests are a decent alternative if you buy them during the annual holiday sales. The tools don't get dusty, they lock up if ever needed, and it always seems faster to place the tool in its drawer than to ...
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re: Garage Storage...Cabinets or other ideas? - austintigerdad
I bought a US made, all metal pegboard system called [link=(http://www.wallcontrol.com/)]Wall Control[/link] and loved it. The quality is superb. The hooks are gasketed so they don't pop off like cheaper pegboards. [img]http://cdn3.bigcommerce.com/s-z52bu/products/186/images/1024/71cn6rJi2OL....
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re: Boat or pool, bigger money pit? - austintigerdad
[quote]Get a hot tub [/quote]We bought a hot tub for our previous house. We used it like crazy for about two months. After that, it got used rarely, primarily by visiting family. You haven't lived until you've cleaned the in-law's jizz from a hot tub filter. :yack:...
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re: Boat or pool, bigger money pit? - austintigerdad
[quote]I have 4 kids. Pool gets more use[/quote] A key to the decision might be the age of your kids. Mine seemed to use the pool more before they got into middle school. After that the pool seemed like a waste of money....
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re: Boat or pool, bigger money pit? - austintigerdad
I think the bigger question is whether you personally will use the boat or pool more. I've had two houses with pools that hardly ever got used. Our current house has a boat slip. I get out on that boat as often as I can. Being out on the water hooked me like a drug....
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re: Best website to create your own website? - austintigerdad
[quote] If you want to accept credit card payments, you will most likely need to be PCI compliant.[/quote]PCI compliance is only a concern if your shopping cart stores payment card numbers. The vast majority of small to medium sized online stores don't do this. Probably the easiest way to accept ...
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