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Everything posted by bobgodd

  1. I would love to join Linkedin, except for that whole "don't ever tell anyone who you work for on social network sites or personal websites, or don't wear our logo in public or overseas" gibberish they told us. Oh well.
  2. In the name of the flying spaghetti monster, I vow that nobody is safe from blockage But please don't, I don't want to lose a friend
  3. You can hide the post like you normally would and then the option should come up that says something like "only show important posts from so-and-so" which I interpreted as something original that they post on their own.
  4. I might be in the minority here, but there's two things that irk me on FB: 1. Food posts/pictures. I don't know why, it's just freaking annoying. 2. The people who are constantly "sharing" other crap from these random profiles that don't belong to a person. Like: so and so shared "uncle sam's misguided childrens" post... And it's usually some ridiculous ecard, or some obnoxious crap like "share this or you love the devil". UGH. Sorry for the off topic. I don't mind the lovey dovey stuff, except when it's so self-righteous that it's obvious that the only reason it was posted was to make it appear that his/hers relationship is better than yours. That's usually the case
  5. Seriously though, who chased away all the normal posters here‽ This place is more and more dead whenever I venture backị
  6. Yup. It's seeing things that shouldn't be there, and not seeing things that should be there. If you have an external SD card, unmount it and remount it. If your media files are on the internal storage, just clear the cashe and you should be dopeshow.
  7. Cruise control circuits usually originate from the transmission, you might have missed a connector, or might still have a leak that is compromising one of your connections. Since you said you had the tranny out, I would definitely start there - just double checking everything and making sure everything is mated, sealed, and connections are tight. I don't think your timing is off. If you didn't crank the engine when everything was off, then you should be just fine. I removed the rockers and overhead cams on my car and as long as everything goes back in the same way and there was no turning of the engine, the car wouldn't know the difference.
  8. I'll answer truthfully since this is actually relevant to my current status. I am on the verge of being unemployed, because I won’t move with my job to Florida (pukey face). For the last 10ish years I’ve been an electronics technician, for the last 4 with a major defense contractor. I’m far from rich, but I’m not poor either. I have no degree. What I’m finding now, is that nobody wants to hire me without a degree. So I guess it’s time for me to go back to school. I’m probably looking at a potential career change, since I have to learn something new in school anyway. At this point in my life, it’s quite disheartening that I need so much direction that I can’t seem to find on my own. I’m 31, I was hoping I’d be well on my way to being “set” by now.
  9. If I'm not mistaken you can get to this menu roughly the same way in Win7 as XP and older versions: Right click on My Computer, and click on properties. Somewhere on the left should be "System Properties" and in that window select the Advanced tab. In the performance section, click on the settings button, then select adjust for best appearance, or find the individual box pertaining to icons vs thumbnails. This is all assuming that your particular windows explorer view isn't set to icons and IS in fact set to view thumbnails. That setting should be in the upper right hand area of any windows explorer window; it'll probably have a little drop down arrow next to a icon-type graphic.
  10. I haven't set a budget yet, but I will have to operate within reason Jewelry is ok I guess.... but it would have to bear some significance to 11/12/13. A charm bracelet wouldn't be a bad idea, but she doesn't really wear bracelets, and I'd prefer to get her something she'd use or at least see often. Gifts that end up in the closet or in a drawer suck
  11. So, wifey's birthday is on November 12th... and this year it falls on 11/12/13 (duh!) and I want to get her something really unique that would somehow incorporate those dates. I'm starting this search early because my brainstorming abilities are lacking these days and I need some help I'd prefer something she can physically obtain and keep, versus an experience or a trip, but I'm open to all suggestions! Thanks y'allz
  12. I'm an Apple hater as much as the next human, but probably not for the reasons why most do. I absolutely agree that Apple is the Toyota of the gadget world. And along those lines, you'd never catch me buying a Toyota either. Boring, uninspiring, flat... the list goes on. Apple makes a fine phone, it works as described (in most cases), just as Toyota makes a working vehicle; but for me, I guess I need more than just fine. Why drive a Toyota when I can drive a BMW or Maserati? I can't justify that. But even more than that, I don't like being told how I can use my devices. If I buy a product, I want to use it how I please. I don't want to be limited to crappy programs like iTunes if I want to put music on my device.
  13. I think anytime something breaks it's inconvenient lol, but I get what you mean. The house was built in 1971 and is a flip. We don't even own yard maintenance equipment we'll be buying that stuff next weekend probably. I'm not sure where you live, but summer is winding down. You may want to swing for having someone do your yard for the next few weeks and then buy a mower in the spring. If you do buy one now, make sure you do your winterizing (or whatever it is called) once you have used it for the last time this year. You'd be surprised how many mowers die over the winter. I live in San Diego County, we don't really get harsh winters 'round these parts. I just assumed that I'll have to do yard maintenance year-round. I've been looking at used mowers on craigslist and they are surprisingly cheap. We wouldn't need anything fancy, our yards are uber small. There are some small projects I'd like to complete so maybe we'll start building a project fund. I want to replace all the sliding patio doors (3) and do some other neato overambitious-home-owner-tim-the-toolman-taylor type stuff.
  14. I think anytime something breaks it's inconvenient lol, but I get what you mean. The house was built in 1971 and is a flip. We don't even own yard maintenance equipment we'll be buying that stuff next weekend probably.
  15. I do it because I can't walk by her without groping her in some fashion. Does she like it? No. Will that stop me? Neva.
  16. Go peruse avs forums. There is likely a dedicated thread to that exact TV, and though you don't often find people who will try to fix their own units, you might get lucky. In the olden days, CRT TVs had a dedicated circuit for video output so it was easy to narrow down a no-video condition. Depending on how much of a deal you got on the TV and how much you can score a board for, I would take my chances replacing the main board. Did the previous owner detail the events that led to it's current condition?
  17. This is mighty tricky. The "virtually all communication" aspect of the two platforms is a wash, both have numerous apps available and do a good job as well. The gap between app availability of the iPhone vs Android has lessened significantly, but there are still more apps for Apple; though the most popular apps are usually found on both OSs. If she likes the iPhone and is familiar with it, I don't see a reason why she wouldn't just move on to the 4S or 5...? The S3 is a very different experience all together. Android has so many customization options available (all free and legal btw) that it can be sort of overwhelming at times. The plus side, is that hardware wise the S3 is a great phone; good battery life (expandable if she wishes), great screen, built in storage is expandable also, and it will also very soon be receiving an update from AT&T to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). I've used 4.1 on a Samsung Nexus phone and compared to Android 4.0 on the exact same phone it was a night and day difference between smoothness and responsiveness. The S3 already has a great user interface on 4.0, I imagine it will be amazing on 4.1. Still though, having done all that Android chest-thumping, for someone who is already invested in iPhone and iTunes and all that, why would she want to venture into uncharted waters??
  18. Well we wouldn't plan to sell unless we would stand to gain from it... Otherwise I don't think there would be a good enough reason to sell. The plan is to stay in this area as long as we need to, to see the prices go back up. Low purchase price and low APRr feels like (in my rookie home-owner opinion) it gives us a lot of options. Her car will be paid off shortly, mine will take a bit more time... other than that, no other debt. The extra money we would be putting into the mortgage would almost definitely go into the cars, and then probably into some type of investment. I guess that was sort of the answer I was trying to find out; if we invested the money at a better rate than we would be losing to the home's APR, would it be worth it? Since I have zero experience in this realm, I needed more proof than my intuition.
  19. So, wifey and I are now homeowners and we're lucky enough to have a mortgage that affords us a bit of financial flexibility. My question for those that have been there and done that: from a $$$ perspective, would it make more sense to pay extra into the principal every month (bi-monthly) or to just pay the minimum while waiting to sell the house? Our new/first home, isn't a "forever home" and we'd be VERY open to selling in 5 years or so, or whenever CA real estate prices shoot through the roof for no-good-reason again. So, knowing that we wouldn't want to stay there for 30-40 years would we basically be wasting money by paying extra into principal every month, knowing that we plan to sell as soon as it's feasible??
  20. Have her join a military officer program and they'll pay for her degree
  21. Set a plan in motion to start getting things resolved. Treat the cause, not the symptom.
  22. Google+ does have video chat, and it's free. You can use any interface to any interface as far as I know; like, a PC with a webcam to a mobile device with a camera should work.
  23. Thanks, I've been checking that one out.

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