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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Bertogliat » Wed Jun 05 8:29 am

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Had my AC run yesterday. Came home to an un-air conditioned house and what looks like a frosted/iced over hose.

Hoorayyyy.

Replaced the filter last night and ran the fan to thaw out the frozen hose. Praying it worked. Gonna try to run it when I get home.
How bad was the filter?

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Post by Beauner » Wed Jun 05 8:32 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Wed Jun 05 8:29 am
Beauner wrote:
Wed Jun 05 7:33 am
Had my AC run yesterday. Came home to an un-air conditioned house and what looks like a frosted/iced over hose.

Hoorayyyy.

Replaced the filter last night and ran the fan to thaw out the frozen hose. Praying it worked. Gonna try to run it when I get home.
How bad was the filter?
It didn't look too bad. I'm about 95% sure I had just put that one in around mid-March and they are rated for 3 months but who knows. Maybe it was crap.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Steve MN » Wed Jun 05 8:36 am

g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Jun 05 6:35 am
Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 04 4:31 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Jun 04 2:59 pm
Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
The Mesoscale discussion, weather watch, or day1 outlook?
The Mesoscale discussion. I only understand about a fourth of what their saying but I trust those discussions more than the weather terrorists predictions about the impending weather.
Yeah, the MD language is pretty dense. To be honest, that's not meant for the general public.

And yes, the daily outlooks and mesoscale discussions are a MUCH better place to get a decent outlook for severe weather than anything other than the local NWS office puts out (assuming you can read/understand it, they're intended for people that do have some background in weather forecasting), and the local NWS office mostly just goes with the Storm Prediction Center stuff anyway.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by g-manpuck » Wed Jun 05 10:11 am

Steve MN wrote:
Wed Jun 05 8:36 am
g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Jun 05 6:35 am
Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 04 4:31 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Jun 04 2:59 pm
Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
The Mesoscale discussion, weather watch, or day1 outlook?
The Mesoscale discussion. I only understand about a fourth of what their saying but I trust those discussions more than the weather terrorists predictions about the impending weather.
Yeah, the MD language is pretty dense. To be honest, that's not meant for the general public.

And yes, the daily outlooks and mesoscale discussions are a MUCH better place to get a decent outlook for severe weather than anything other than the local NWS office puts out (assuming you can read/understand it, they're intended for people that do have some background in weather forecasting), and the local NWS office mostly just goes with the Storm Prediction Center stuff anyway.
I just try to figure out the language of how bad they are predicting the weather to be and the affected area. It's the weather without the added dramatic "hide the women and children" crap that the tv guys add.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Steve MN » Wed Jun 05 10:24 am

g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Jun 05 10:11 am
Steve MN wrote:
Wed Jun 05 8:36 am
g-manpuck wrote:
Wed Jun 05 6:35 am
Steve MN wrote:
Tue Jun 04 4:31 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Jun 04 2:59 pm
Having to brush up on my weather lingo understanding when reading storm discussions on the NWS Storm Prediction Center website. f***, I hate storms.
The Mesoscale discussion, weather watch, or day1 outlook?
The Mesoscale discussion. I only understand about a fourth of what their saying but I trust those discussions more than the weather terrorists predictions about the impending weather.
Yeah, the MD language is pretty dense. To be honest, that's not meant for the general public.

And yes, the daily outlooks and mesoscale discussions are a MUCH better place to get a decent outlook for severe weather than anything other than the local NWS office puts out (assuming you can read/understand it, they're intended for people that do have some background in weather forecasting), and the local NWS office mostly just goes with the Storm Prediction Center stuff anyway.
I just try to figure out the language of how bad they are predicting the weather to be and the affected area. It's the weather without the added dramatic "hide the women and children" crap that the tv guys add.
The day's outlook/forecast "everyone run and hide" is certainly overdone. For actual storm warnings (especially Tornado warnings) I think they do a pretty good job of emphasizing things. That's not so much forecasting what's going to happen, it's more reporting what actually is happening at the time.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Norm » Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm

Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.

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Post by Kelly Red » Wed Jun 05 2:09 pm

Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
:ddown: What lake are you on? We opened the cabin on Cass over Memorial Day and it was like walking through a physical wall.
We'd never seen them so thick. Before entering the cabin we were required to do the "Gnat Dance" which was a super expressive spin, twirl and flap your arms while also shaking your shirt :lol:
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Post by g-manpuck » Wed Jun 05 2:37 pm

Parent Associations...why ANYONE volunteers to be on one these is beyond me! It's a f*** miracle if you can get everyone to show up to one event. Or get even more than two or three people to really 100% agree on any subject. I seriously question my damn sanity. And this is on a fricking marching band parent association!
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Post by Norm » Wed Jun 05 6:43 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jun 05 2:09 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
:ddown: What lake are you on? We opened the cabin on Cass over Memorial Day and it was like walking through a physical wall.
We'd never seen them so thick. Before entering the cabin we were required to do the "Gnat Dance" which was a super expressive spin, twirl and flap your arms while also shaking your shirt :lol:
Not on a lake. Live on a farm.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm

Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
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Post by Beauner » Thu Jun 06 6:48 pm

The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
I may try this tonight. They've been awful this year.
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Post by Bigbeer » Thu Jun 06 7:12 pm

Beauner wrote:
Thu Jun 06 6:48 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
I may try this tonight. They've been awful this year.
Just took a sheet and rubbed on my arms, face, ears and legs and stuck it in my pocket...seemed to work.
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Post by Norm » Thu Jun 06 8:32 pm

Beauner wrote:
Thu Jun 06 6:48 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
I may try this tonight. They've been awful this year.
I've tried this other years w/o much luck.

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Post by Jupiter » Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm

Norm wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:32 pm
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jun 06 6:48 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
I may try this tonight. They've been awful this year.
I've tried this other years w/o much luck.
Didn’t work for me tonight.

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Post by Greyeagle » Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm

Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm
Didn’t work for me tonight.
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Post by Jupiter » Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm
Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm
Didn’t work for me tonight.
Gnats dig Gorag!
Wish the ladies did.... 😂

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Post by Bertogliat » Thu Jun 06 8:44 pm

Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm
Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm
Didn’t work for me tonight.
Gnats dig Gorag!
Wish the ladies did.... 😂
They’re probably female gnats...

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Post by Cowgirl » Thu Jun 06 9:21 pm

Flooding fuels gnat problem along Minnesota River

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Post by Karlsson » Thu Jun 06 10:05 pm

I have a few friends with small farms near the river. The gnats are so bad that they are losing quail and even some chickens to them.

Takes a lot of gnats to take down even a sick chicken.

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Post by The Rube » Thu Jun 06 10:27 pm

Makes me fear the black flies in the UP this year. Last year they were really bad.
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Post by Bigbeer » Thu Jun 06 10:48 pm

Lighting bugs and no gnats in the backyard tonight...do they eat gnats?
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Post by Beauner » Thu Jun 06 10:56 pm

Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm
Norm wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:32 pm
Beauner wrote:
Thu Jun 06 6:48 pm
The Rube wrote:
Wed Jun 05 9:27 pm
Norm wrote:
Wed Jun 05 12:43 pm
Gnats. They're so bad here we can't even stick our head out the door before getting swarmed.
If you wear a ballcap, stick a dryer sheet underneath. Otherwise, I suppose you could just pin it to your shirt or something on the inside of the neck opening. Keeps gnats away. That's what we did in softball.
I may try this tonight. They've been awful this year.
I've tried this other years w/o much luck.
Didn’t work for me tonight.
Me either.
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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jun 07 1:29 am

Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:43 pm
Jupiter wrote:
Thu Jun 06 8:40 pm
Didn’t work for me tonight.
Gnats dig Gorag!
Wish the ladies did.... 😂
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Post by george » Fri Jun 07 7:53 am

I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Jun 07 8:59 am

george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 7:53 am
I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.
I don't believe Xfinity is cheaper.

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Post by george » Fri Jun 07 9:02 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 8:59 am
george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 7:53 am
I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.
I don't believe Xfinity is cheaper.
It may just be an introductory offer, but the total for TV and internet is cheaper than our DirectTV and CenturyLink package by about $100/month. They "can't" tell me what it'll be after the first year. But if it jumps that much, I'll go back.

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Jun 07 9:14 am

george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 9:02 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 8:59 am
george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 7:53 am
I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.
I don't believe Xfinity is cheaper.
It may just be an introductory offer, but the total for TV and internet is cheaper than our DirectTV and CenturyLink package by about $100/month. They "can't" tell me what it'll be after the first year. But if it jumps that much, I'll go back.
I pay about $240 per month for phone, internet, and TV.

I use them only because I work form home and can't deal with slow internet.

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Post by davescharf » Fri Jun 07 10:30 am

george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 9:02 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 8:59 am
george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 7:53 am
I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.
I don't believe Xfinity is cheaper.
It may just be an introductory offer, but the total for TV and internet is cheaper than our DirectTV and CenturyLink package by about $100/month. They "can't" tell me what it'll be after the first year. But if it jumps that much, I'll go back.
It will jump quite a bit. Maybe not $100 but probably at least half of that. Our Internet and YouTube TV after their price hike is about $130 a month I believe. I can live with that compared to the $200 and $240 monthly bills I used to have
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Post by Jane Fonda » Fri Jun 07 1:11 pm

I'd pay more just to not have to deal with Comcast. They have the worst customer service on the planet.

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Post by george » Fri Jun 07 1:39 pm

davescharf wrote:
Fri Jun 07 10:30 am
george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 9:02 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 8:59 am
george wrote:
Fri Jun 07 7:53 am
I found another problem with the "free" riding mower I got. The big azz bagging attachment on the back clipped the satellite dish. I couldn't manage to re-aim it so we have no signal and they won't get a tach out until Monday. Today I am going to the Xfinity store when it opens for a self-install kit and making the switch. May be good thing as it looks to be $100/month cheaper for internet and TV. Our Century Link internet has been really sucky for a while.

So maybe a benefit instead of a problem.
I don't believe Xfinity is cheaper.
It may just be an introductory offer, but the total for TV and internet is cheaper than our DirectTV and CenturyLink package by about $100/month. They "can't" tell me what it'll be after the first year. But if it jumps that much, I'll go back.
It will jump quite a bit. Maybe not $100 but probably at least half of that. Our Internet and YouTube TV after their price hike is about $130 a month I believe. I can live with that compared to the $200 and $240 monthly bills I used to have
The package I signed up for is like 139 and without the sign up discount it's 160. Plus all the extras.

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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Jun 07 2:24 pm

Jane Fonda wrote:
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I'd pay more just to not have to deal with Comcast. They have the worst customer service on the planet.
How often do you have to deal with the customer service? In the last 4 years I've called them twice.

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Post by Viking » Fri Jun 07 2:55 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 2:24 pm
Jane Fonda wrote:
Fri Jun 07 1:11 pm
I'd pay more just to not have to deal with Comcast. They have the worst customer service on the planet.
How often do you have to deal with the customer service? In the last 4 years I've called them twice.
In the last 18 years I've had to call them 3 times. Once when I bought my townhouse, once when I bought my house (moved the service from the townhouse) and once when I upgraded to the bigger DVR. I've never had a problem with Comcast.
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Post by Jane Fonda » Fri Jun 07 3:54 pm

Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Jun 07 2:24 pm
Jane Fonda wrote:
Fri Jun 07 1:11 pm
I'd pay more just to not have to deal with Comcast. They have the worst customer service on the planet.
How often do you have to deal with the customer service? In the last 4 years I've called them twice.
Never anymore. I dropped them more than a year ago. There were several times I have needed to deal with them previous to that, and I never had a good experience.

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Post by Steve MN » Fri Jun 07 4:10 pm

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I'd pay more just to not have to deal with Comcast. They have the worst customer service on the planet.
How often do you have to deal with the customer service? In the last 4 years I've called them twice.
In the last 18 years I've had to call them 3 times. Once when I bought my townhouse, once when I bought my house (moved the service from the townhouse) and once when I upgraded to the bigger DVR. I've never had a problem with Comcast.
Yeah, I know Comcast gets a lot of hate, but I've never had any problems working with them. Biggest issue was a couple bad cable boxes, one a replacement for another that had died after like 7 years. And it wasn't that I had any problem working with them, it was just annoying to get a bad one as a replacement for a failed unit. They got me replacements in no time.
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Post by D2D » Fri Jun 07 4:50 pm

They recently came out and replaced all four of my cable boxes which gives me voice remote on all of them, no charge. Along with it my DVR storage capacity was greatly increased to the point where I will never use it all. And they replaced my telephony modem with a new one which increased my download speed from around 250 to 928.6 Mbps (just tested!). Again, no charge. I also locked in their current pricing for two years.

So I really don't have any reason to complain!

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Post by Slap Shot » Fri Jun 07 6:27 pm

I think it's luck of the draw. My company has business ties with most of the major ones including Comcast, DirecTV, Bell Canada, AT&T, Sprint and Tmobile off the top.of.my head. Every one of them has a love hate relationship with their customers and you'd be hard pressed to.find a large spread in Customer Experience scores for the majority.
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Post by frozen4champs » Fri Jun 07 7:50 pm

Back in 2012 we had to put my Mom into a nursing home. So, I as power of attorney, had to call all the local utilities to have them shut off. She lived on the farm in a small community. I had zero problems with any of that except for 1. Dish Network. When I called, the acct was still under my dad's name, and he had passed away in 2006. I explained the situation, and got no where. They finally said I had to produce a death certificate before they would cancel her acct. ( she was not on any contracts, and she was on the lowest package and owned the box). It got a bit nasty at that point. I told them that they had no problems taking my mom's money for the past 6 years. They said they would continue to bill my Dad until I faxed in his death certificate. I said good luck on that since he is not getting mail where he is at. So I had to go to the courthouse, and pay to get another copy of the death certificate. Needless to say, I will never, ever get Dish Network, and tell everyone I know about that experience.

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Post by Jupiter » Fri Jun 07 7:56 pm

I am seriously considering moving from Mediacom...(the only cable internet available in my area) over to Jaguar Communications.

Who is Jaguar? They are the company that laid fiber all throughout Carver County. I learned that their fiber is literally 20 ft from my house! I can save $10-$15 a month by going with them. Their lowest speed is 125/125. Not that fastest download, but more than enough for me because I know it would be consistently that speed all the time. And the 125 up speed will do wonders for my online backup to the cloud...

If I can consistently get 125/125.... That is better than my 130/15.... I get the 130 down at times. While other times it is down to under 5 or 10. Fiber should be super consistent right?

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Post by Jane Fonda » Fri Jun 07 8:00 pm

The incident that made me cancel Comcast was when my cable quit working, and I called to get it fixed. I was on the phone for about 2 hours, bounced around between about 5 different idiots. No one could fix it, but every person I talked to asked me the same questions, and had me do the same steps. Over and over again. In the end, they decided that my box was bad, but they couldn't ship one to me, for some stupid reason that they never actually explained. So I had to drive to Brooklyn f*** Center to their store to get a new one. Once I got there I was about 25th in line, and waited about another hour and a half. I was so pissed by the time I got to the front, I told them to cancel my service, I didn't want another box.

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Post by D2D » Fri Jun 07 8:05 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
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Needless to say, I will never, ever get Dish Network, and tell everyone I know about that experience.
Wow, talk about sticking in your craw....FOREVER! Thanks for relating your experience.

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Post by The Rube » Fri Jun 07 9:24 pm

I call Comcast about once every two or three years, at most. Never had an issue. Pay about 100/mo for uber-basic cable and the highest internet speeds a home can get.
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Post by Norm » Fri Jun 07 9:41 pm

frozen4champs wrote:
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Back in 2012 we had to put my Mom into a nursing home. So, I as power of attorney, had to call all the local utilities to have them shut off. She lived on the farm in a small community. I had zero problems with any of that except for 1. Dish Network. When I called, the acct was still under my dad's name, and he had passed away in 2006. I explained the situation, and got no where. They finally said I had to produce a death certificate before they would cancel her acct. ( she was not on any contracts, and she was on the lowest package and owned the box). It got a bit nasty at that point. I told them that they had no problems taking my mom's money for the past 6 years. They said they would continue to bill my Dad until I faxed in his death certificate. I said good luck on that since he is not getting mail where he is at. So I had to go to the courthouse, and pay to get another copy of the death certificate. Needless to say, I will never, ever get Dish Network, and tell everyone I know about that experience.
Whenever I've called Dish they've been really helpful to me. I guess it all depends who you happen to get.

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Post by GO4 » Wed Jun 12 3:10 pm

Jupiter wrote:
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Fiber should be super consistent right?
My CenturyLink fiber has been rock solid from an uptime standpoint for the last year. I have gig service and sometime get half that when running download speed tests but don't really bat an eye because even those speeds saturate my network. 100/100 service is more than enough for the average residential homeowner.

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Post by george » Wed Jun 12 4:24 pm

So far the new service is working well. Clearly the HD from my dish was not as H as I now get from Xfinity, had a replay of the last Cup game on and it's way sharper than I got for games off the dish. The remote is great and easy to use, great features. The tech showed up on time and was meticulous in checking everything out and getting it right. I don't have my desktop connected yet as I need to run a new Ethernet cable to connect it, but the WiFi is strong.

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Post by mjarz02 » Sat Jun 15 3:29 pm

Neighbors who walk their dogs over to my yard to go to the bathroom...

I understand that dogs will pee in my yard, impossible to stop. However I have noticed one neighbor who will purposely walk their dog over. As soon as I said something they acted like nothing was going on.

I don't own dogs but dog sit plenty of times. I take them out back to go and try to avoid going in someone's yard on a walk.

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Post by Karlsson » Sat Jun 15 3:45 pm

We let our dogs out in the yard before the walk. That way maybe we won't have to carry a bag full of poop during the walk. We aren't concerned with where they pee, but are mindful that it isn't always in the same place.

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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Jun 15 4:13 pm

I try to make sure my dog poops in the park before going through the neighborhood. But sometimes there’s a round two...or three...and when dogs gotta go, they go. I usually keep him on a short leash so he can’t get to people’s lawns but if it happens I quickly pick it up.
I’m always mortified when my dog does go in someone’s yard and hope the homeowner doesn’t see it happening. Of course my dog lifts his leg eighty times on a walk but usually after a trip through the park there’s nothing left!
A conscientious dog owner certainly should be respectful if you point out that you would prefer they not specifically come to your yard everyday to use it as a bathroom.

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Post by The Rube » Sat Jun 15 8:49 pm

If I owned a home/townhome, let 'em crap wherever. Just pick it up. Then we're good.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jun 18 9:31 pm

Continuing to beat the drum on stupid and/or distracted drivers.

Today only: almost got sideswiped twice, due to drivers not realizing they need be in the lane I'm in.
Almost got T-boned by a driver that tried to beat the oncoming traffic to exit a parking lot to get two lanes over into the left turn lane.
Saw a driver decide that they needed to be in the left turn lane, and pulled 100% INTO THE INTERSECTION in front of the front car and wait for the light to turn green (thankfully, this one didn't affect me). Bonus: this was at Hopkins Crossroad/Hwy 7. Not exactly a boring intersection.
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The Rube wrote:
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Continuing to beat the drum on stupid and/or distracted drivers.

Today only: almost got sideswiped twice, due to drivers not realizing they need be in the lane I'm in.
Almost got T-boned by a driver that tried to beat the oncoming traffic to exit a parking lot to get two lanes over into the left turn lane.
Saw a driver decide that they needed to be in the left turn lane, and pulled 100% INTO THE INTERSECTION in front of the front car and wait for the light to turn green (thankfully, this one didn't affect me). Bonus: this was at Hopkins Crossroad/Hwy 7. Not exactly a boring intersection.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Jun 18 10:09 pm

It's prevalent here.

To break down the "driver" portion of my post:
2 females, no use of phone.
1 male, use of phone (this was the WHOLE INTERSECTION guy).
1 male, no use of phone.
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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jun 19 9:59 am

My latest driver peeve is when they don’t stop at the stop sign or white line. Those things are placed IN FRONT OF crosswalks and sidewalks for a reason! You stop there first so pedestrians and bikes who have the right of way can cross, then if none of those are coming you can pull forward to see the intersection for vehicles.
I was riding my bike last weekend (on the trail like a good biker) and had to lock em up for an asshat that pulled right into the crosswalk without stopping in front of it.
I really don’t think most people understand that you legally are required to first stop at the level of the stop sign, not the road.

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Cowgirl wrote:
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My latest driver peeve is when they don’t stop at the stop sign or white line. Those things are placed IN FRONT OF crosswalks and sidewalks for a reason! You stop there first so pedestrians and bikes who have the right of way can cross, then if none of those are coming you can pull forward to see the intersection for vehicles.
I was riding my bike last weekend (on the trail like a good biker) and had to lock em up for an asshat that pulled right into the crosswalk without stopping in front of it.
I really don’t think most people understand that you legally are required to first stop at the level of the stop sign, not the road.
Agreed. What cities need to do is start enforcing the rules that require those corners be clear so that you can stop at that point and actually see a ways down the road. Frequently when people do pull out too far (which is definitely a problem) it's because if they stop where they are supposed to, they can't actually see either direction.
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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jun 19 10:44 am

Steve MN wrote:
Wed Jun 19 10:39 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jun 19 9:59 am
My latest driver peeve is when they don’t stop at the stop sign or white line. Those things are placed IN FRONT OF crosswalks and sidewalks for a reason! You stop there first so pedestrians and bikes who have the right of way can cross, then if none of those are coming you can pull forward to see the intersection for vehicles.
I was riding my bike last weekend (on the trail like a good biker) and had to lock em up for an asshat that pulled right into the crosswalk without stopping in front of it.
I really don’t think most people understand that you legally are required to first stop at the level of the stop sign, not the road.
Agreed. What cities need to do is start enforcing the rules that require those corners be clear so that you can stop at that point and actually see a ways down the road. Frequently when people do pull out too far (which is definitely a problem) it's because if they stop where they are supposed to, they can't actually see either direction.
I understand that completely. But you stop first at the sign/line in front of the crosswalk, check for bikers and THEN pull forward if you won’t cut someone off. Really simple stuff...you’d think!

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Oh the humanity! :cry:

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I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
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Handyman wrote:
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I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
Am I the only one concerned that Handy knows what pisswater tastes like?

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Handyman wrote:
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I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
The concern is all those Beam drinkers starting to buy whatever whisk(e)y you prefer, thus driving up the price.

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Post by Viking » Wed Jul 03 3:01 pm

As long as they stick with whiskey I'm fine. If they start driving up the price of whisky... then we have a problem.
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Viking wrote:
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As long as they stick with whiskey I'm fine. If they start driving up the price of whisky... then we have a problem.
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The Scots spell it Whisky and I’m guessing that’s viking’s preferred kind?
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Jupiter wrote:
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Handyman wrote:
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I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
Am I the only one concerned that Handy knows what pisswater tastes like?
Well someone bought me a Summit once...so yeah I do ;)
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JC65 wrote:
Wed Jul 03 2:52 pm
Handyman wrote:
Wed Jul 03 1:36 pm
I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
The concern is all those Beam drinkers starting to buy whatever whisk(e)y you prefer, thus driving up the price.
Beam drinkers arent going to buy anything with real kick so I am fine. The Hipsters already drove up the price on most of the stuff I used to drink ;)
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Handyman wrote:
Wed Jul 03 9:24 pm
JC65 wrote:
Wed Jul 03 2:52 pm
Handyman wrote:
Wed Jul 03 1:36 pm
I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
The concern is all those Beam drinkers starting to buy whatever whisk(e)y you prefer, thus driving up the price.
Beam drinkers arent going to buy anything with real kick so I am fine. The Hipsters already drove up the price on most of the stuff I used to drink ;)
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Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 03 9:51 pm

The whiskey/whisky boom is still in effect, trust me. Some of the secondary market stuff is insane.

That being said, Jim Beam? Who cares. Those drinkers will just switch to Jack or some other piss-poor whiskey.
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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jul 03 10:20 pm

I’ve really come to dislike fireworks.

City displays when you know when/where are one thing. But the random neighborhood $h!t at all hours of the night on random days suck. Pretty sure the ones my neighbors are shooting off right now aren’t even close to legal.
For those of us who have to work early on Friday it will be a short night tomorrow.
I feel really bad for all the dogs having panic attacks right now.

It would be nice if cities banned fireworks outside of certain days/times - you could plan for it and take your pets somewhere else if you knew when they’d happen.

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I’ve really come to dislike fireworks.

City displays when you know when/where are one thing. But the random neighborhood $h!t at all hours of the night on random days suck. Pretty sure the ones my neighbors are shooting off right now aren’t even close to legal.
For those of us who have to work early on Friday it will be a short night tomorrow.
I feel really bad for all the dogs having panic attacks right now.

It would be nice if cities banned fireworks outside of certain days/times - you could plan for it and take your pets somewhere else if you knew when they’d happen.
The "good" fireworks are illegal in MN.

So the "banning" you are requesting is already in effect. Don't get me wrong, it sucks, but the only solution is to have enforcement, which is darn near impossible.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Cowgirl » Wed Jul 03 10:34 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Cowgirl wrote:
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I’ve really come to dislike fireworks.

City displays when you know when/where are one thing. But the random neighborhood $h!t at all hours of the night on random days suck. Pretty sure the ones my neighbors are shooting off right now aren’t even close to legal.
For those of us who have to work early on Friday it will be a short night tomorrow.
I feel really bad for all the dogs having panic attacks right now.

It would be nice if cities banned fireworks outside of certain days/times - you could plan for it and take your pets somewhere else if you knew when they’d happen.
The "good" fireworks are illegal in MN.

So the "banning" you are requesting is already in effect. Don't get me wrong, it sucks, but the only solution is to have enforcement, which is darn near impossible.

No it’s not, people can shoot off fireworks whenever they want. I also realize that just like people are “not supposed to” shoot off certain fireworks, they would similarly avoid following rules if they were in place to restrict using fireworks to certain days/times.

It’s never going to happen, just wishful thinking.

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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by The Rube » Wed Jul 03 10:37 pm

The fireworks that are legal in MN suck, to tell the truth. They are not the ones that are making dogs shake, etc. ;)

And I agree, the ones shooting off the good fireworks would continue to break the noise laws.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Bertogliat » Thu Jul 04 12:34 am

We, along with our neighbors, set off a whole bunch of boomers tonight. Most people have tomorrow off and we were done by 10:30 pm.

We aren’t the ones who light them off random nights all summer.

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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Handyman » Thu Jul 04 12:43 am

Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Jul 03 9:40 pm
Handyman wrote:
Wed Jul 03 9:24 pm
JC65 wrote:
Wed Jul 03 2:52 pm
Handyman wrote:
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I would care...but Jim Beam is pisswater. ;)
The concern is all those Beam drinkers starting to buy whatever whisk(e)y you prefer, thus driving up the price.
Beam drinkers arent going to buy anything with real kick so I am fine. The Hipsters already drove up the price on most of the stuff I used to drink ;)
So you led the hipsters?
No I am sure they read an article or something on a blog somewhere and just HAD to have it ;)
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Viking » Thu Jul 04 1:40 am

Slap Shot wrote:
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As long as they stick with whiskey I'm fine. If they start driving up the price of whisky... then we have a problem.
Come again?
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by Slap Shot » Thu Jul 04 2:17 am

Viking wrote:
Thu Jul 04 1:40 am
Slap Shot wrote:
Wed Jul 03 3:26 pm
Viking wrote:
Wed Jul 03 3:01 pm
As long as they stick with whiskey I'm fine. If they start driving up the price of whisky... then we have a problem.
Come again?
Whiskey and Whisky are two very different things.
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Re: Things That Stick In Your Craw

Post by HockeyBum » Fri Jul 05 10:12 am

Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Jul 03 10:20 pm
I’ve really come to dislike fireworks.
Same. Especially since I became a dog owner a few years ago. She spent most of last evening/night under a bed in the basement. Wouldn't come out.

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