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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 03, 2015, 01:06:29 PM
You've heard "think of the children" but now the DEA wants you to "think of the bunnies!"

http://www.washingtonpost...ical-marijuana/?tid=sm_fb
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Fairbanks said that at some illegal marijuana grow sites he saw "rabbits that had cultivated a taste for the marijuana. ..." He continued: "One of them refused to leave us, and we took all the marijuana around him, but his natural instincts to run were somehow gone."

Possibly the bunny was just waiting for the bong to come back around?   smiley
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 02, 2015, 01:04:35 PM
Pot made me hungry, lazy and sometimes paranoid... but not stupid.   Grin

.. anomaly ..  ya think?
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It's still tough to beat "Up In Smoke" even after all these years.  Guys crossing the border in a van made of pot, searching LA for a bag of weed.  It was pure genius.  smiley

Not sure which movie this is -- funny though   Grin

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3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: March 02, 2015, 11:48:31 AM
Pot made me hungry, lazy and sometimes paranoid... but not stupid.   Grin

.. anomaly ..  ya think?

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4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Forum post preview question on: March 02, 2015, 11:04:36 AM
Your post reminded me to ask about this.  Would it be possible to adjust the way a preview looks?

To show it moved to the right, or condensed, so as to display how it will be when posted?

To allow for the yellow portion below?
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5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 28, 2015, 02:05:46 PM
Speaking as a Floridian since 1967... ^That is NOT an exaggeration.

The Florida DMV's motto is: "God cares, so we don't have to".

 cheesy

The character count is all that is added.  Sadly... the rest is genuine...   Grin  ... including my comment.
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 28, 2015, 01:13:46 PM
Not far from the truth -  Sad

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7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 18, 2015, 02:10:16 PM
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8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 18, 2015, 12:53:48 PM
In all seriousness, if cost is the only issue (you might want the bike for other reasons), a $20 or less phone along with the $30 Truphone SIM should last for years if the use is minimal. 

If I get 4wd's Nokia 6320 working again when the battery gets here, you're welcome to it, in which case the total outlay is $30 for the SIM.

Thank you for your offer.  Hope the new battery works for you.

Cost is not the only issue.  Remembering to use it now and then is another matter.  I can be an out-of-sight-out-of-mind kind of person.  No BS.

I would use the bike for other occasions.  But maybe without the hard rubber tires.

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My main questions were answered...

Are there phones that can be used only when necessary?  No

Does one get charged for incoming calls?  Sometimes

Are there bare-bones phones?  No camera, no touchscreen, just a phone?  No
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 17, 2015, 05:13:01 PM
Crabby3 + cell phone = vehicle assist.  Easy, convenient but not free... (after purchase)

Crabby3 + bicycle + plus land-line = assist.  Semi-easy, semi-convenient but free... (after purchase)

You must have quite a large glovebox!



Heh, heh... cute.  My current ride is a standard van... small glovebox but huge trunk.  Grin  I believe one of these folding bikes may fit in a small car trunk as well.
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 17, 2015, 04:08:49 PM
My thanks to all for your info and links... I have learned a lot.   smiley

Getting back to what I really need, a break-down emergency plan, I have two options.

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Crabby3 + cell phone = vehicle assist.  Easy, convenient but not free... (after purchase)

Crabby3 + bicycle + plus land-line = assist.  Semi-easy, semi-convenient but free... (after purchase)

A bike like this, plus solid rubber tires, should help me out of most jams.   Cool
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 15, 2015, 04:36:33 PM
Truphone: 9 min/9 text - (Note: I have not used Truphone myself) Truphone used to offer non-expiring funds. Today I can't find any information about their fund expiration policies.  If you check with their customer service and their policy is still to never expire funds and keep the phone active, then this might be a great plan to go with.  I might have to look into this for myself again...

According to this support posting, Truphone funds will not expire as long as you make at least one phone call in a 6 month period:  https://getsatisfaction.com/truphone/topics/how-often-should-i-top-up-my-truphone-sim-account

So I'd say that Truphone looks like a good option for a glovebox phone. Buy a SIM for $30 and you get $15 airtime on your account. There is more than 50 years worth of keep-the-phone-active funds in that $30 SIM purchase.  Making two (or three to ensure you don't cut it too close) calls a year probably isn't too much hassle.

Add more funds if/when you actually use the phone. The smallest top-up is $5 which gets you nearly an hour of talk time.

Update:  some more info on Truphone:

  • Truphone uses both the T-Mobile and AT&T networks, so coverage shouldn't be an issue
  • incoming calls and SMS are *free* (US calls/texts - I'm not sure about international ones)
  • one drawback is that MMS (multimedia messages) is not supported, only SMS (text only)

Thank you mwb1100, for your considerable time and trouble.  However this highlighted part would be a concern.
I tend to be an out-of-sight-out-of-mind guy and may not use or need the phone for more than 6 mo.
If it couldn't be used, without a tech-call first, it wouldn't be worth much to me.   Sad  ...sorry
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12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 15, 2015, 01:30:55 PM
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Are there phones that can be used only when necessary?  Like if my vehicle dies unexpectedly?

i'm in a similar situation as you, wanting a phone for car for emergencies.

in the usa, there is no good solution for this that i am aware of.

my understanding is this:
1. all cell phones have to be allowed to dial 911 even on bad sim card and no plan -- so for REAL PURE emergency 911 access, yes you can use almost any cell phone and not pay for a plan.
2. but if you hope to be able to call any other number besides 911 you are going to have to expect to pay some kind of yearly fee whether you use your phone or not.
3. there are plans targeted at people who rarely use their phones (like me), but the cheapest i found is something around $100 a year. tmobile has a pay-per-day-your-phone-is-on plan for $3/day, but they still force you to pay a minimum and it ends up being about $100 a year.

Seems we are both sol... so far.  No contract does not mean no plan.  JitterBug5 caught my eye but the bad reviews out weigh the good by about 10 to 1.
Still reading / digesting everyones replies.   smiley
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Cell Phone Questions on: February 15, 2015, 12:28:05 PM
BTW:  Still don't have any CDs, DVDs, players, etc.   Grin

^ "still"?  tellme          CDs are so last decade; totally outdated.  thumb down

The gist of my sentence was meant to convey my non-techno lifestyle.
Many other technologies have come and gone, without my investment, as well.   smiley

I am situated in South Florida or around 249 mi (401 km) NE of Havana Cuba.  

What has replaced CDs in Denmark?  I think people still buy and use em over here.
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Cell Phone Questions on: February 14, 2015, 12:28:08 PM
Are there phones that can be used only when necessary?  Like if my vehicle dies unexpectedly?

I have heard of pay-as-you-go but is this a specific phone, brand or service?

Does one get charged for incoming calls?

Are there bare-bones phones?  No camera, no touchscreen, just a phone?

Having never had or used one I thought I would try to gain some knowledge before shopping around.

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FWIT:  My ride has died unexpectedly twice so far but was fortunate, both times, to be very close to an auto-repair shop.
BTW:  Still don't have any CDs, DVDs, players, etc.   Grin
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Double-sided tape with one side to be removed later? on: February 12, 2015, 02:43:06 PM
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All I'm asking for is double-sided tape.  It's not a complicated product.
...

It can be frustrating.  I wanted to get a small plastic stack of drawers to store internal drives when not using them in my docks.  Somehow I couldn't hit the correct search term.  Finally I just looked through every container WalMart had sorted by price to find the thing.  Took me about 3 hours of work to find a $7 item. Sad


Unfortunately... exact search terms are hard to guess at Walmart or most anywhere.

In the Awards biz the name for this tape is Double-Faced tape and single-rolls of name brand are not cheap:
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cranioscopical has the best suggestion.  Carpet tape.  It's usually white... not clear.  But more sticky than clear IMO.

The partial roll i have left is still as sticky as the day (10+ yrs ago) i bought it at my second-home... The Home Depot.   smiley
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Spoilers Are Fun !! on: February 12, 2015, 12:54:15 PM
Just noticed my spoilers work again... though i don't know when or why ..  huh
I did have back to back restart-updates, yesterday and today so maybe something was reset?

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17  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: How The Most Expensive Game Jam In History Crashed And Burned In A Single Day on: February 12, 2015, 12:16:29 PM
As one TV producer I know explained to me, the industry itself is "content neutral." It's all about eyeballs and 'likes' these days.

Phew... what a relief.  I figured TV producers actually thought their stuff was good entertainment.


As he put it (close as I remember), "We don't care what gets broadcast as long as people want and actually do watch it.

How do they know what people want or watch?


My industry makes no judgements. Sure, we all prefer to televise good shows. But we'd be just as willing to televise a wall with paint drying on it if it will net us 100,000 regular viewers each week."

This would be a good show but only if they use wrinkle paint.   tongue
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: February 12, 2015, 09:59:25 AM
arrest warrant issued:

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19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: License, registration, and insurance...or your cell phone on: February 11, 2015, 12:11:55 PM
Gods have fingerprints?   huh
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: wierd mouse click problem on: February 11, 2015, 12:02:47 PM
@Deozann

Thanks for your $7 Amazon Basics Mouse link.  More expensive isn't always better.   smiley

I have had this 'background' clicking issue as well.  With Logitech and Microsoft mice.  But have not seen it since switching to an onn - $8 Walmart-special.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: License, registration, and insurance...or your cell phone on: February 11, 2015, 10:12:52 AM
I don't have a mobile phone of any sort, smartphone, dumbphone, or otherwise.  Wink

 Grin .., dumbphone, ..  Grin

Maybe one could email their edocuments to the cops computer?  If nothing else.. it would be a more practical roadside sobriety test.

The standings after my vote:
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22  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Britain gives go-ahead to test driverless cars on roads on: February 11, 2015, 08:38:48 AM
Quote:

"Britons will from next summer be joined on the roads by driverless cars, after the government gave the go-ahead for the vehicles to be tested on public roads in a bid to encourage companies developing the technology to invest in the country."

Full story -  http://www.msn.com/en-us/...oads/ar-AA9eyPh?ocid=iehp

I presume the US has had this for decades... ever since the CB radio craze?  Cry  Not much difference between no driver and one that's preoccupied.

That's a big 10-4 .. Good bu-CRASH!
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 23, 2015, 12:57:27 PM
Sometimes things with silly humor attached are cousins to "interesting stuff".

Thanks for the topic title Tao.   smiley   ...next time i'll know.
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: silly humor - post 'em here! [warning some NSFW and adult content] on: January 22, 2015, 10:26:10 AM
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25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Do Not Call List on: January 22, 2015, 09:26:16 AM
Persons being on a 'Do Not Call List' apparently means nothing to some companies.  Dish Network to name one.

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"The court found Dish liable for 4,094,099 calls it or its vendors made to numbers on the Registry and for 2,730,842 calls its retailers made to numbers on the Registry," said the FTC.

http://www.newsmax.com/Th...ons/2015/01/22/id/619979/
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