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Old 10-01-2013, 06:03 PM   #18201
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The reason for the Dell hate is because they used KNOWN bad capacitors (because they were cheap, naturally) on the boards, and refused to do anything about it when MB started failing. I only discovered this after I bought the thing, it failed and I tried to figure out what was wrong.

A company that cheaps out, then screws it's customers when cheap stuff fails deserves to die, as do the executives who made the decision.
And that is why I refuse to buy Samsung products anymore unless I just have to. They fucked me and a bunch of people hard with their last model DLP TV's. they were plagued with issues, and had frequent issues with failing main boards, color wheels and capacitors, yet even with something like 10,000+ customers complaining and signing petitions to have that model put under a recall, they refused to offer any kind of help to any of us because our TV's were months out of the warranty period. It's like they used parts they knew would fail right at the time the warranty went out of effect, which I'm sure a lot of companies do to sell more products, but ****. With that many people with the same problems, you would think they would agree to a reasonable thing like a recall and repairs for TV's we paid good money for. For that reason, no more Samsung.
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Yes, I read about that when I was shopping for a TV. Underhanded jerks.
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Holy fuckballs i want this so hard.

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I got the house!... A few months ago. I've been too busy with all those shenanigans to spend much time here, but the dust is settling so I've gained some free time.

Now, a story:


This is my first house, and my first time moving out onto my own from my parent's house. When living at their house, I loved checking the mail, because many times I would receive parts and stuff that I ordered online. Now that I got my own place, I've been checking the mail with the same enthusiasm that I had at my parent's, up until now... A couple months later, I see the mail isn't so exciting anymore when you're paying all of what used to be my free spending money, and more, towards the mortgage, utility bills, and maintenance costs. Nothing cool and exciting shows up in the mail anymore. It's quite the opposite in fact. Bills, solicitations addressed to my name (Where the Hell did I sign up for this mailing address list?), and more bills are the only things I receive in the mail these days.

It gives me purpose. My purpose is to not starve.
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:24 AM   #18205
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Old 10-03-2013, 05:25 AM   #18206
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but seriously, you'll get used to it.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:40 PM   #18207
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I cannot wait to get another car to daily, so I can take my dash out into a field and have an office space moment with it, using a nice aluminum bat. I took the dash out the other day to try and yet again trace down the source of the rattles an buzzes I have dealt with since I've had the car. I can hear roughly where they are coming from, but with the dash out I couldn't reproduce it. I checked both the dash shell itself, the frame and everything attached, as well as everything attached to the firewall. Nothing was loose or rattly. I even went for a dangerous drive with a floppy steering wheel with the dash out, and heard nothing on that end. Put it back in, and now it's twice as bad. Three different frequencies of rattles/buzzes. When I get something else to drive, that interior is being made as minimalistic as possible, while still looking decent and being fully functional. Skin is coming off the dash, and gauges will be mounted to the tube structure. All a/c and heater components will be removed, and all wires will be tucked and cleaned up.
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I'm about fed up with Google.
  • My Youtube handle is gone, replaced with my email address.
  • Youtube now wants me to use my real name for everything, or my email address.
  • My subscription list is gone.
  • Trying to get my subscription list back automagically opens me a Google+ account. I don't want Google+
  • Something weird is going on with my Picasa account that I haven't figure out yet.
  • Google Chat has been replaced with Hangouts, something else I don't want.
  • Hangouts apparent remembers EVERYTHING all the way back to the dawn of time, and it emails me a complete chat history for that contact if the contact messages me while I'm offline. I don't want my entire chat history sitting in my email inbox.

I see what they are trying to do, but I don't like any of it. I don't want all this **** crossmojonated, there is a reason I keep it all separate. I may make a serious effort to sit down today and try to figure out how to sanitize all these other services.
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there's a solution to almost everything addressed in that list.


but picasa is no longer, it's part of google+ now.
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This is what I get for ignoring all those ******* notifications for the last 6 months
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i know i was given an option in yt to use a username instead of my gmail.com, all my subs stayed with the username and I have nothing if it tries to log me in with the gmail.com account.
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about to blow your mind:

enjoy your picasa. bookmark this:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1
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about to blow your mind:

enjoy your picasa. bookmark this:
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/myphotos?noredirect=1

This is what happened when I clicked that:

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This is what happened when I clicked that:

firefox crashed into a pile?

were you a picasa user? signed into google?
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https://duckduckgo.com/

Google tracks you. We don't.An illustrated guide.

http://fixtracking.com/
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firefox crashed into a pile?

were you a picasa user? signed into google?
I'm not sure if I was a Picasa user (I don't think so), and I have no idea how that image got there, but I know where it came from. I took that picture with my phone while sitting on a comfortable old sofa at Gary's Barber Shop in San Marcos, CA, shortly before a car came crashing through the front wall of the shop. I took the picture because there was an article in that issue that I wanted to track down later.

Mind you, this was just a few months ago that I was reading a Nat Geo from 1991.

This is why I loved Gary's shop, and why I miss him. Old issues of Nat Geo.

And everything else.
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I took the dash out the other day to try and yet again trace down the source of the rattles an buzzes I have dealt with since I've had the car.
Last time I had an unknown rattle, I took apart the panel (in this case a door) and added adhesive-backed foam tape along all possible contact points between the various pieces. I'm sure that 90% of the foam tape wasn't necessary, but it was easier than actually trying to isolate the source of the rattle. Just use enough so that everything fits back together tightly.
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Last time I had an unknown rattle, I took apart the panel (in this case a door) and added adhesive-backed foam tape along all possible contact points between the various pieces. I'm sure that 90% of the foam tape wasn't necessary, but it was easier than actually trying to isolate the source of the rattle. Just use enough so that everything fits back together tightly.
Hmm, I thought about it, but there isn't really much contact made, other than where the dash sits on the lip on the firewall.

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I'm not against doing that. I'd turn that entire dash into one big block if it would fix the rattles. Then I would just have to track down the squeak from the driver hood hinge area, the one from right by my left ear, somewhere in the soft top frame hinge, the one in the trunk area, around the fuel filler lines, the loose, clunk sound from the rear end, possibly just work diff mounts, the one from the same area that sounds like a heat shield, the one on the engine side of the firewall, passenger side, and the one from somewhere behind the glove box. I have no joy driving this car anymore because it sounds like it's absolutely falling apart around me. One of the sun visor block off plates fell off the other day and scared the **** out of me. Both screws have apparently rattled loose and backed completely out... on both sides. I didn't even realize the passenger one was gone. Not sure where the plate or screws are, unless they blew out when I was driving with the top down when it fell off. I've never driven a more rattly sounding car in my life, and I've driven some really old junkers.
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I'm not sure if I was a Picasa user (I don't think so), and I have no idea how that image got there, but I know where it came from. I took that picture with my phone while sitting on a comfortable old sofa at Gary's Barber Shop in San Marcos, CA, shortly before a car came crashing through the front wall of the shop. I took the picture because there was an article in that issue that I wanted to track down later.

Mind you, this was just a few months ago that I was reading a Nat Geo from 1991.

This is why I loved Gary's shop, and why I miss him. Old issues of Nat Geo.

And everything else.
android phone?

have you heard of "instant upload" or "auto backup"?
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