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Weekend Open Thread
by Karl Bode 11:26AM Sunday Nov 10 2013
The weekend has mercifully and gloriously arrived. Tell us what you're up to in the space provided below.

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guy54435
Premium
join:2003-02-19

Not doing a thing

Not doing a thing
CXM_Splicer
Looking at the bigger picture
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join:2011-08-11
NYC
kudos:2

Re: Not doing a thing

Not doing anything here either... luckily it is 3 days of nothing
rpeters83

join:2009-05-09
Halethorpe, MD
Doing what I usually do: fiddle with my network after the wife goes to sleep so I don't mess with her pinterest browsing...

mr sean
Professional Infidel
Premium,ExMod 2001-07
join:2001-04-03
N. Absentia
kudos:1

1 recommendation

I'm enrolling in...

...the Ritchie Incognito School of Cultural Sensitivity.

The literature says an internship at a survivalist camp in Idaho is required for graduation.
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How you can make the world a Better Place

lilhurricane
Crunchin' For Cures
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join:2003-01-11
Purple Zone
kudos:57

2 recommendations

It's my Monday


chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH

Doing

I'll be playing Xbox360 and getting a new screen protecter for my iPhone 4 And maybe look for a cool thing I want!
Expand your moderator at work

Sarick
It's Only Logical
Premium
join:2003-06-03
USA
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..

Re: Doing

Are you anticipating a next gen PS4 or Xbox One?

I assume that cool thing you want is a PS4. Yes/no?

Oh. I remember you're that fella who was buying those awesome blowup dragons.

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Sarick's Dungeon Clipart

chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH

Re: Doing

Actually I do want a Xbox One That's what I'm looking for!
jjeffeory

join:2002-12-04
USA

Re: Doing

I'm looking forward to a PS4 after owning all the Xboxes before and a PS2 ( and Gamecube, etc).

chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH

Re: Doing

I've looked at I like something's but hate some on the PS4 and Xbox One I like more on the Xbox One.

chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
Yah I'm stilling for looking one though it's taken a backseat though as the Xbox one Rapidly approaches!

chip89
Premium
join:2012-07-05
Independence, OH
Also trying to beat Need for shift 2 Before the Xbox one comes out!
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Firefox

I suppose over the weekend, I'll be deleting and re-installing Firefox, since I can no longer post comments on YouTube since the geniuses there decided to force that Google+ crap on everyone. I'm using an older version and it works if I use a blank profile, but not with my normal one. I tried disabling all the extensions, but it still doesn't work.

Over the years, I've updated Firefox while keeping my profile information intact. Apparently FF doesn't always update properly if there's old profile information.

The last time I tried to update to FF19, it came out all screwed up. Lots of sites didn't work properly, there were two copies of the normal toolbar at the top, etc.

I'm dreading re-configuring it from scratch, trying to find compatible versions of all my extensions, backing up and restoring all my personal info.

All so I can fix a problem on YouTube that is only an issue because Google can't accept the fact that nobody wants to use Google+.

Sarick
It's Only Logical
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join:2003-06-03
USA
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..

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Re: Firefox

I've found a workaround for this.

Right click on the comment section and open the frame in a new tab.
it think it has something to do with no script cross site scripting issues.

You do use noscript?
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Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Re: Firefox

said by Sarick:

You do use noscript?

Nope, no noscript. I tried it once many years ago, but removed it when I couldn't get YouTube videos to play no matter what I did, short of disabling it completely (which lead to incessant warnings of doom and gloom).

MTBikerChris
Premium
join:2001-08-28
Broomfield, CO
Guess i am a Nobody cuz i love G+ Vs Facejunk !

Lone Wolf
Retired
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join:2001-12-30
USA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Re: Firefox

I must be a super nobody. I try not to use either because the government hired 100 million people to spy on the other 200 million. Saw it on the interwebs so I know it's true. :-P
tlbepson
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Washington, DC
Reviews:
·Comcast
Rekrul...

I run 2 versions of FF on my system--one that I don't update and one that I do update--which I know probably sounds weird but I started doing this years ago and found it useful.

So, rather than uninstalling what you have now, why not just download the current version and install it in a different folder--"Firefox2" for example?

You will need to do a custom install and UNcheck the option to make the new Firefox your default--you can change it later if you want but see the notes below. Prior to starting the new version, you would want to modify the desktop shortcut for your existing version and create a new destkop shortcut of the new version using the info below.



You do need to use a trick to run 2 different versions of FF by playing with the "Start In" and "Target" settings for each version's desktop shortcut.

I run my non-updated FF version as my primary:
-The "Start In" section of the desktop shortcut, I have: F:\Firefox --note: "F:\Firefox" would need to be modified for your own installation location

- The "Target" section of the desktop shortcut:
F:\Firefox\firefox.exe -p default --note, "F:\Firefox\firefox.exe" would need to be modified for your own installation location



My updateable FF version has the following:
- The "Start In" section of the desktop shortcut, I have: F:\Firefox2 --note: "F:\Firefox2" would need to be modified for your own installation location

- The "Target" section of the desktop shortcut:
F:\Firefox2\firefox.exe -no-remote -p firefox2profile --note: "F:\Firefox2\firefox.exe" would need to be modified for your own installation location

For the command line arguments, see:
»kb.mozillazine.org/Command_line_arguments
Rekrul

join:2007-04-21
Milford, CT

Re: Firefox

Thanks for the info.
tlbepson
Premium
join:2002-02-09
Washington, DC

Re: Firefox

>>rekrul: Thanks for the info.

You're welcome...hope it proves useful...PM me if you have questions or need help...

al none

@spcsdns.net
i just use portable firefox and portable opera 12.16 - that way i can have like 3 different versions of each (low med hi security and privacy etc) and just copy paste as many new identical ones as i need and either use sandboxie or delete as necessary.

Sarick
It's Only Logical
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USA
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·Frontier Communi..

Awating the GridEx II drill next week.

Wondering if the GridEx II drill will affect internet.

»www.nerc.com/pa/CI/CIPOutreach/P···dEX.aspx

"The objectives of the NERC Grid Security Exercise (GridEx) series are to exercise the current readiness of participating Electricity Sub-sector entities to respond to a cyber incident and provide input for :

security program improvements to the bulk power system. GridEx is a biennial international grid security exercise that uses best practices and other contributions from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology."
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spewak
R.I.P Dadkins
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join:2001-08-07
Elk Grove, CA
kudos:1

1 recommendation

Veterans Day

To all the Vets:
What is your stand on the oft handed out phrase, " Thank you for your service"?
I find it to be fake, as it usually comes from a Customer service rep. trying to get your business/keep your business.

dillyhammer
START me up
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Scarborough, ON
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Reviews:
·WIND Mobile
·Start Communicat..

2 recommendations

Tracking....

... my David Gilmour pickguard assembly, shipped from Stockton California and currently sitting in the USPS sorting facility in San Francisco.

Thinking about hitting the 12th Fret down on the Danforth.

Will not be smoking crack with RoFo.

Mike
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I've picked on Cogeco long enough. Who's next? Any volunteers?
JackBauer

join:2006-08-24
Schenectady, NY

Just bought a new mattress

It is astounding how big of a deal your bed is in terms of back support and therefore back health.

While my hearniated disc(s) (MRI results not known yet) were not likely caused by my 14 year old bed, the lack of support to keep my spine in proper alignment has made it incredibly difficult to sleep since the herniation event.

So I bought a 13" layered latex mattress from SleepEZ. Should last me decades - and I like the idea of being able to just replace a top layer later instead of the whole bed.

KrK
Heavy Artillery For The Little Guy
Premium
join:2000-01-17
Tulsa, OK

Re: Just bought a new mattress

Keep us posted. In fact if you could link us the model number etc that would be great
IowaMudRider

join:2013-09-12
Montrose, IA

Scarying the neighbors

Standing out in the front lawn fiddling with really large wifi antennas hooked up to a laptop, expecting some real dirty looks from passerbys

workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Name this Song

I have got to have everything this band has recorded!

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8sCiD-s1lo


The video is awesome too.

Thanks,

Blob
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workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Recovering

From a night of bar hopping. It's good to know I can still do it at almost 50 and wake up the next day ready to do it again.

I did sleep until almost 10:00 A.M.

Enjoying bachelor boy weekend with nothing to do but what I want to do.

Enjoy!

Blob
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Don't try to follow me, I have a cab waiting. EEEEEEEEradicator!
biochemistry
Premium
join:2003-05-09
92361

Re: Recovering

How many phone numbers did you get?

workablob

join:2004-06-09
Houston, TX
kudos:4
Reviews:
·Comcast

Re: Recovering

A couple but not for anything sordid just meeting new friends. I am addicted to my wife.

It's just fun to go solo to the bars sometimes and she could not care less.



Blob
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biochemistry
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92361

Re: Recovering

Rare is the wife who is okay with her husband bar hopping.
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IowaCowboy
Iowa native
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Springfield, MA
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·Comcast

Sore

Doctors are full of it. My shoulder is killing me, X-Ray shows arthritis in the shoulder and back but they don't want to refer me to a rheumatologist. They just want to give me the NSIADs (Motrin, Naproxen, Relafen) and taking those is like drinking out of a gas can.

But I had to do what I had to do by putting in a taller toilet for my arthritic grandma who had to move in with us and she has a hip replacement. I had to drag out the old toilet which weighed about 90 lbs. I could have smashed it up but I did not want to deal with the cleanup.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.

•••

Toguro

join:2003-10-23
Chicago, IL

Nexus 5

Anyone else experience overheating with the phone using simple apps.

ARGONAUT
Have a nice day.
Premium
join:2006-01-24
New Albany, IN
kudos:1

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Spies are still using shortwave.

Encrypted messages, fancy technology, spies use them all to communicate, but sometimes the best way to hide is in plain sight. Right now, broadcasting across the airwaves around the world, are automated, anonymous shortwave AM radio stations that most governments won't acknowledge even exist, much less explain. Best of all, you can hear recordings from them right now.

»one-vibration.com/forum/topics/s···cWHC-q9c

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnXPqUU6fI0#t=167

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former qwest

@qwest.net

Re: Spies are still using shortwave.

Kearnstd
Space Elf
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join:2002-01-22
Mullica Hill, NJ
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not really surprised, low tech and speaking in code still beats the internet if you must send over an insecure medium.

Just have to make sure codes are only ever transferred via sneakernet.
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striker325

join:2009-08-11
Pacoima, CA

School Work

Yep that's how i am spending my weekend. Chemistry and Multi-variable Calculus

michieru
Premium
join:2009-07-25
Miami, FL
Reviews:
·Comcast Business..

Car

Got me a Sonata Hybrid 2011 for 18K fully loaded with 27K miles. Went from every 4 days filling a tank to once a week. Once I finish college in December might go down to 2 tanks per month with just going to and from work.

I used to fill up on average 6 tanks per month. I am saving $120 per month by dropping two tanks per month and will save $240 per month after college.

My previous car was a 2012 Sonata turbo at 22 - 24mpg average.
My current car is 30 - 36mpg average.

My driving preference is spirited.

I traded it in because of fuel and strange problems that I was getting fed up with.