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Old 12-11-2011, 12:38 PM   #61
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One member of this board had their ISP's server go offline and thought it was something he'd done. The ISP help desk kept encouraging him to think it was something he'd done, too. Then he searched Twitter for the #hashtag of the ISP and found out that they'd had a power outage coupled with a backup generator failure. They weren't exactly forthcoming with their customers, but they were outed on Twitter within minutes.

I follow a number of personal-finance bloggers and get good ideas from their links. It's not just the articles they put on their blogs, but rather "breaking news" or other commentary that they wouldn't normally turn into a post.
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I don't get people watching.
Not even when you were younger? Remember those earlier, distant years?

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Umm... Never mind... It may be just a man's thing. See below.

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I don't get really big homes. Even if I had $20 million and servants I wouldn't want a 4,000+ square-foot house
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:38 PM   #66
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I just don't get that my wife insists on washing the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher.
Same here ....

OTOH, I make sure the diswasher is "loaded properly" (to ensure a good water pattern to all dishes ) which she dosen't do.

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I'll tell you something I don't get. Why is it that so many Hollywood types and sports "stars" are always getting into trouble with the law or doing something stupid. Someone is always acting up. This latest episode with Alec (or is it Alex) Baldwin, really gets to me. Someone needs to kick their a**! They think the rules don't apply to them. I'd have loved to been a really big guy on that flight and put him in his place. Like, "look punk, do as the lady says and turn off your damn gadget or I'll stick it up your a**". Somebody needs to put these people in their place.
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I'll tell you something I don't get. Why is it that so many Hollywood types and sports "stars" are always getting into trouble with the law or doing something stupid. Someone is always acting up. This latest episode with Alec (or is it Alex) Baldwin, really gets to me. Someone needs to kick their a**! They think the rules don't apply to them. I'd have loved to been a really big guy on that flight and put him in his place. Like, "look punk, do as the lady says and turn off your damn gadget or I'll stick it up your a**". Somebody needs to put these people in their place.
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What I don't get and apologies in advance to Jacob is making a rake ? The homemade sweater I get but a rake they are $12 at Home depot !
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I'm puzzled why they clap at the closing bell of the stock exchange when the closing numbers are down. Are they just happy the day is over?
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Fun thread to read. Thanks to all. At the risk of repeating some of the great items, here are mine:

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People yapping on cell phones while driving

People yapping on cell phones on trains, knowing they are annoying to those around them.

Body piercings, especially nipples and tongues BLEECHH!

People who waste money then complain they don't have enough money.

Women who refuse to date men who are shorter than they are (I am 5'11" so this has not generally been a problem for me, but I know others for whom it has been).

Two-three minutes of commercials in a TV show followed by 2 or 3 promos for upcoming shows, THEN 2-3 more minutes of commercials.

Anyone who falls for one of those Nigerian email lottery scams.
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Even if I had ...servants I wouldn't want a 4,000+ square-foot house
I hope that you would then build a servants' quarter for them. Else, they would have to sleep on your couch, or in sleeping bags on the family room's floor. I can picture that in my mind.


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I'm puzzled why they clap at the closing bell of the stock exchange when the closing numbers are down. Are they just happy the day is over?
+1. On days when the Dow dropped 4 or 5 hundred points too!

Or perhaps they just shorted the market. Darn!
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rap/hip-hop/gangsta (no offense!)

Car woofers that vibrate my dwelling's windows from 100 ft (with their windows rolled up) I hope they go deaf!

Texting while driving

Middle-class $50K weddings
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I'm puzzled why they clap at the closing bell of the stock exchange when the closing numbers are down. Are they just happy the day is over?
They are looking at it in a positive manner - cheaper equities to buy when the market again opens (I tend to look for the good in things, regardless of how bad things actually are...)
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I don't get people watching. Those people might be watching the people who are watching them watch them watch them!
I enjoy people watching under the right circumstances (like NOT in Walmart!). It's a great part of traveling and exploring new places. And here in the Valley it's a very enjoyable part of going out to eat at the nicer local establishments.

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Things I just don't "GET"?
Kids.

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Things I just don't "GET"?
Kids.

Before I suddenly got 3, I was with you! I finally realized God gives you kids so that you know how he feels about and interacts with you. (Not to get too theological or anything). I had even joined the "unhooked" generation to insure that I would not have kids. God had other plans. I could hear him laugh. It was a good laugh, just the same. YMMV
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Before I suddenly got 3, I was with you! I finally realized God gives you kids so that you know how he feels about and interacts with you. (Not to get too theological or anything). I had even joined the "unhooked" generation to insure that I would not have kids. God had other plans. I could hear him laugh. It was a good laugh, just the same. YMMV
I've not heard of the "unhooked" generation, but love it!
Good for you for dealing with what came your way, despite your preparations.
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Things I just don't "GET"?
Kids.
Apparently you've learned far more from your lack of experience than I've learned from nearly two decades of it...
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'been about 6 years on a commercial flight. Upon landing most people were giving a rousing round of hand clapping. What do the bozos do when it is a crash landing, boooo?
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