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Forum: Forum Admin 11-24-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,774
Posted By soupcxan
Getting terrible spam pop ups today on the iPad....

Getting terrible spam pop ups today on the iPad. Forum is unusable.
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By soupcxan
Ridiculous insurance increase from Amica in Houston

Just got my homeowner's insurance renewal notice from Amica: +$900 (+30%) versus last year! They said it was due to Harvey of course, but...we've had no claims...our Houston neighborhood hasn't...
Forum: FIRE and Money 03-17-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,877
Posted By soupcxan
I listen to NPR but they rarely get...

I listen to NPR but they rarely get economic/finance reporting correct. NPR reporters don't understand NPV.


This article has more detail about exactly what he could lose because of the firing,...
Forum: Other topics 03-07-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
That is definitely possible, I don't remember...

That is definitely possible, I don't remember exactly how much time they let the float dry before covering but I don't think it was very long. And given that I'm not finding an obvious source of...
Forum: Other topics 03-07-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
Had a foundation guy out last night. Checked the...

Had a foundation guy out last night. Checked the slab, only a very slight angle, checked outdoors, no cracks in the brick façade mortar or by the windows or at the roof. He commented that the...
Forum: Other topics 03-06-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
No, afaik sump pumps are for basements which...

No, afaik sump pumps are for basements which don't exist here.



No, from a quick google search this appears to be a feature of a basement which we don't have.



If not a foundation guy,...
Forum: Other topics 03-05-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
Perhaps, but my other thought is that several...

Perhaps, but my other thought is that several other rooms have carpet on the slab and no issues...so either the slab in this room is particularly wet, or all the slabs are equally wet and the carpet...
Forum: Other topics 03-05-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
Most of the house doesn't have...

Most of the house doesn't have gutters/downspouts. Given it's been there 50 years without them I assumed they weren't a priority to add but maybe that's part of the issue.

The previous flooring...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
Don’t think I have any drain pipes under the...

Don’t think I have any drain pipes under the affected area, it’s not close to bathrooms or the kitchen. I would’ve expected areas in other rooms closer to the water fixtures to pick up problems...
Forum: Other topics 03-04-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,188
Posted By soupcxan
Moisture from slab warped wood floor - how to replace?

A few years ago we had all the floors in our 1960s house (slab on grade foundation) in Houston replaced with a mix of tile, carpet, and a floating engineered wood (not hardwood, but also not cheapo...
Forum: Forum Admin 01-29-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,204
Posted By soupcxan
Won $1000 amazon gift card spam

Was just reading “new posts” here on my iPhone while on home WiFi and got an annoying pop up about “Congratulations! Amazon.com user!” see attached screenshot. It seems to be this problem with the...
Forum: FIRE and Money 12-04-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 29,588
Posted By soupcxan
$9k property tax @ 1% of $900k $4k maintenance...

$9k property tax @ 1% of $900k
$4k maintenance @ 0.5% of $900k
$2k homeowners insurance
$8.4k car lease @ $350/car/month x2
$1k car insurance
$16k health insurance and out of pocket
=...
Forum: Other topics 11-23-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,440
Posted By soupcxan
It's a bad sign when I'm the woke-est person in...

It's a bad sign when I'm the woke-est person in the thread ;D
Forum: Other topics 11-22-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 12,440
Posted By soupcxan
Man, this thread went from zero to Charlie Rose...

Man, this thread went from zero to Charlie Rose in no time.
Forum: Other topics 10-20-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,184
Posted By soupcxan
Given that your receiver is not that new, does it...

Given that your receiver is not that new, does it know how to decode 5.1 channel sound? If it's not routing the right sound (the dialog) to the center channel, then it's not going to do much good.
...
Forum: Forum Admin 10-13-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,405
Posted By soupcxan
It’s also forbidden to talk about other forums’...

It’s also forbidden to talk about other forums’ moderators’ actions here apparently.
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-07-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By soupcxan
I actually really like the job and the area...

I actually really like the job and the area itself, the issue is I had no prior experience in it, so I'm figuring it out as I go, which I'm perfectly capable of - but it's harder to get my reports to...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-05-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By soupcxan
Thanks it has been less of a problem lately...

Thanks it has been less of a problem lately although not 100% gone. Going to the gym has helped. For lack of any medical clarity, I think those muscles between my shoulder blades just get super...
Forum: Young Dreamers 10-05-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,244
Posted By soupcxan
Are all management jobs like this?

Got "promoted" to management...moved to a new business unit I had no experience with or networks in, in a brand new team that was just formed, with fresh meat that had no experience in the tasks...
Forum: Other topics 09-08-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 31,263
Posted By soupcxan
Wrong. Screws will shear off while nails will...

Wrong. Screws will shear off while nails will bend and flex with the pressure. Nails are far superior for this while screws will fail catastrophically.
Forum: Other topics 08-31-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,208
Posted By soupcxan
This is the same guy who brags about having $2M...

This is the same guy who brags about having $2M and putting his kids on Medicaid :rolleyes:
Forum: Other topics 08-29-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,511
Posted By soupcxan
Will stores start returning to normal tomorrow?

Will stores start returning to normal tomorrow?
Forum: Other topics 08-28-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,511
Posted By soupcxan
I'm in Houston. This is really unprecedented.

I'm in Houston. This is really unprecedented.
Forum: Other topics 08-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 940
Posted By soupcxan
First replace the router. If still not...

First replace the router.


If still not good enough, get a mesh network like the Linksys Velop.
Forum: Other topics 07-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,705
Posted By soupcxan
I'd rather not go all the way to a riding mower,...

I'd rather not go all the way to a riding mower, don't have a good place to store it and there's a gate I'd have to navigate between the front and back yards.

I can get a lawn service but that's...
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