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Post by Don Adams Wheel of Justice » Mon Dec 09 7:58 am

Being offended makes a certain segment of society feel important. Nobody is actually offended by this commercial. Next week it'll be something else and this commercial will be long forgotten.

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Post by george » Mon Dec 09 9:17 am

The Aviator gin commercial in response to the Peleton one is hilarious. Ryan Renolds is a God for getting it made and on air within 72 hours of the first one airing. :lol:

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Post by Norm » Mon Dec 09 9:24 am

For all we know, the day before the commercial was filmed the wife told her husband that she would really like a Peleton bike.

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Post by USHANABI » Mon Dec 09 5:56 pm

Who is the fellow up at UNoDak who runs Monte Carlo simulations for predicting the places of teams for the final 16 NCAA Div I Men's Hockey?

And, is there someone on a Hockey forum who also runs Monte Carlo simulations?

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Post by Maize » Mon Dec 09 9:12 pm

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Who is the fellow up at UNoDak who runs Monte Carlo simulations for predicting the places of teams for the final 16 NCAA Div I Men's Hockey?
Jim Dahl: https://blog.collegehockeyranked.com/

He doesn't start running them until mid-January though.

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Post by davescharf » Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm

Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
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davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm
Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
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Post by davescharf » Tue Dec 10 8:07 pm

MATT wrote:
Tue Dec 10 6:59 pm
davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm
Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
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Post by MNGophers29 » Tue Dec 10 8:44 pm

MATT wrote:
Tue Dec 10 6:59 pm
davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm
Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
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Post by The Rube » Tue Dec 10 9:40 pm

Apple doesn't play well with others. I thought that was a fairly established fact. See also: Sony in the 90s and early 2000s. :wave:
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Post by Cowgirl » Tue Dec 10 10:13 pm

davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm
Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
I just recently couldn’t get videos off my iPhone either (onto a PC windows 10) and was getting the communication error. Even tried to get them onto a computer with an older version of windows (that one just crashed). Different cords didn’t help. I never got them transferred.

If you find a resolution let me know. I don’t use the cloud so would like to be able to do it without. My guess is that’s how they force you to use the cloud.....

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Post by davescharf » Tue Dec 10 10:20 pm

Cowgirl wrote:
Tue Dec 10 10:13 pm
davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 10 5:31 pm
Since the tech thread appears to not be available (or I’m blind) I have a question for the Other IT guys

I was trying to copy photos and movies from two different iPhones this week (to a Win10 PC) and kept getting errors about a loss of communication while importing the movies. I finally went and got them from iCloud (I’ve upgraded the storage on my account but my wife hasn’t) but I can’t find anything about the cause of the error

I feel like I’ve updated everything I can, trusted the devices and computer, and used different cables and USB ports but I still get the errors. Any thoughts or has someone seen this before I consider opening a ticket with Apple?
I just recently couldn’t get videos off my iPhone either (onto a PC windows 10) and was getting the communication error. Even tried to get them onto a computer with an older version of windows (that one just crashed). Different cords didn’t help. I never got them transferred.

If you find a resolution let me know. I don’t use the cloud so would like to be able to do it without. My guess is that’s how they force you to use the cloud.....
It shouldn't matter if you can get pictures off. 6 months ago this wasn't a problem either and the import should work either way.

I'll let you know if I figure it out...it's certainly weird.
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Post by davescharf » Tue Dec 10 10:22 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Apple doesn't play well with others. I thought that was a fairly established fact. See also: Sony in the 90s and early 2000s. :wave:
They actually play a lot nicer with Microsoft than they used to.
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davescharf wrote:
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Apple doesn't play well with others. I thought that was a fairly established fact. See also: Sony in the 90s and early 2000s. :wave:
They actually play a lot nicer with Microsoft than they used to.
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Post by g-manpuck » Tue Dec 24 8:22 am

Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
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Tue Dec 24 8:22 am
Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I've never even heard of a Tom and Jerry and I've lived in this state for 18 years
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I've never even heard of a Tom and Jerry and I've lived in this state for 18 years
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Greyeagle wrote:
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I've never even heard of a Tom and Jerry and I've lived in this state for 18 years
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I have never heard of it either and I have been here since 1976...

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davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 24 9:24 am
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Dec 24 8:22 am
Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I've never even heard of a Tom and Jerry and I've lived in this state for 18 years
My family makes them and uses hot water. I don’t care for them.

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Cowgirl wrote:
Tue Dec 24 10:04 am
davescharf wrote:
Tue Dec 24 9:24 am
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Dec 24 8:22 am
Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I've never even heard of a Tom and Jerry and I've lived in this state for 18 years
My family makes them and uses hot water. I don’t care for them.
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Blech....

I can't get over the description of "batter" for an alcoholic drink.

And yes, I've only ever heard of old people drinking them. That said, not that I am in my mid-forties, I find I enjoy going to breakfast mid-week with buddies and having a cup of coffee. So who knows, I may have to try one.

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I've heard of Tom And Jerry's, but never had one.

That being said, Brandy Old Fashioneds, while tasty, are not TRUE Old Fashioneds. Silly Sconnies.
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The Rube wrote:
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I've heard of Tom And Jerry's, but never had one.

That being said, Brandy Old Fashioneds, while tasty, are not TRUE Old Fashioneds. Silly Sconnies.
Nope, and Sconnies even add sprite or 7up or sour. Whenever someone asks me to make Old Fashioneds I always ask “real? Or Wisconsin style?”

To tell a family secret, I like Whiskey Old Fashioneds Wisconsin Style. But I’ll never turn down a real Old Fashioned.

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Dec 24 8:40 pm

My parents had a carton of the T&J mix in the house every Christmas for years. But the seemed to stop around the time I was old enough to drink and/or they never offered assuming it wasn't something i wouldn't enjoy.

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g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Dec 24 8:22 am
Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I can not let this atrocity of water in a Tom and Jerry go on!! It is milk! I’ve made them for years and proudly own a vintage Fiestaware punch bowl and mugs emblazoned with gold “Tom & Jerry”. It is milk people...MILK. I made them 2 weeks ago for a little neighborhood gathering and I made them last night for family. It’s very retro :dup: And they are delicious.
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Re: the apple question from a few weeks ago:

"Check, if iCloud Photo Library has become enabled on the iPhone. If you are using iCloud Photo Library and "Optimize Storage" is enabled in the Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Photos & Camera, then you cannot download the phtos any longer from the iPhone by using a USB connection to the computer. With the photos stored in iCloud and "Optimize" on, only a fraction of your photos will bestored on the iPhone and be showing in the Import panel on your computer. In that case you need to use iCloud to download the photos from the iPhone to your computer or atleast disable "Optimize Storage" and keep all photos stored on the iPhone in full resolution."

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Post by Cowgirl » Wed Dec 25 11:41 pm

kmd wrote:
Wed Dec 25 11:35 pm
Re: the apple question from a few weeks ago:

"Check, if iCloud Photo Library has become enabled on the iPhone. If you are using iCloud Photo Library and "Optimize Storage" is enabled in the Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Photos & Camera, then you cannot download the phtos any longer from the iPhone by using a USB connection to the computer. With the photos stored in iCloud and "Optimize" on, only a fraction of your photos will bestored on the iPhone and be showing in the Import panel on your computer. In that case you need to use iCloud to download the photos from the iPhone to your computer or atleast disable "Optimize Storage" and keep all photos stored on the iPhone in full resolution."
So what if you don’t use iCloud and still couldn’t transfer videos via USB?

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Post by kmd » Thu Dec 26 10:48 am

Even if you don't actively use iCloud, it's probably backing things up there by default, anyways.

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Cowgirl wrote:
Wed Dec 25 11:41 pm
kmd wrote:
Wed Dec 25 11:35 pm
Re: the apple question from a few weeks ago:

"Check, if iCloud Photo Library has become enabled on the iPhone. If you are using iCloud Photo Library and "Optimize Storage" is enabled in the Settings > Your Name > iCloud > Photos & Camera, then you cannot download the phtos any longer from the iPhone by using a USB connection to the computer. With the photos stored in iCloud and "Optimize" on, only a fraction of your photos will bestored on the iPhone and be showing in the Import panel on your computer. In that case you need to use iCloud to download the photos from the iPhone to your computer or atleast disable "Optimize Storage" and keep all photos stored on the iPhone in full resolution."
So what if you don’t use iCloud and still couldn’t transfer videos via USB?
Add the Google Photos app to your phone.
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-photos/id962194608

It will back up ALL of the photos and videos on your phone to your Google Account (Gmail) online where you can access it.

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Dumb question: if you purchase an item on amazon, and part of the charge was paid with a gift card (part with rewards, and the rest with credit card) - do they credit back the gift card? I used the full amount, will it just be put back on the card or left on my account?
I ask here because amazon no longer had a chat service that I could find, and when I called the rep was clueless and just kept repeating her scripts and never really answered my question.

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Cowgirl wrote:
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Dumb question: if you purchase an item on amazon, and part of the charge was paid with a gift card (part with rewards, and the rest with credit card) - do they credit back the gift card? I used the full amount, will it just be put back on the card or left on my account?
I ask here because amazon no longer had a chat service that I could find, and when I called the rep was clueless and just kept repeating her scripts and never really answered my question.
I guess I can’t speak for Amazon, but other retailers will give you back up to the amount you paid with your credit card and the rest would be a store credit/gift card/e-gift card.
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Post by Steve MN » Fri Dec 27 8:16 am

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Dumb question: if you purchase an item on amazon, and part of the charge was paid with a gift card (part with rewards, and the rest with credit card) - do they credit back the gift card? I used the full amount, will it just be put back on the card or left on my account?
I ask here because amazon no longer had a chat service that I could find, and when I called the rep was clueless and just kept repeating her scripts and never really answered my question.
I guess I can’t speak for Amazon, but other retailers will give you back up to the amount you paid with your credit card and the rest would be a store credit/gift card/e-gift card.
I'm pretty sure that's how Amazon does it too. At least I think I've returned something that was on a mix of credit card and gift code. You'll just have a gift card balance on Amazon to use in the future (you can add multiple gift cards to the system and it keeps a running tally)
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Post by Bertogliat » Fri Dec 27 10:08 am

What is the point of the super old 1980s “slot machines” that can be found in small town Wisconsin bars? Are they really slot machines? They look like slot machines with spinning reels but I didn’t think they paid out cash.

I’ve seen some versions that show nude photos but they are cartoon photos so......WTF?

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Post by Greyeagle » Fri Dec 27 10:10 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Fri Dec 27 10:08 am
What is the point of the super old 1980s “slot machines” that can be found in small town Wisconsin bars? Are they really slot machines? They look like slot machines with spinning reels but I didn’t think they paid out cash.

I’ve seen some versions that show nude photos but they are cartoon photos so......WTF?
I am shocked they have those, too.
Does not seem likely that WI has advanced as far as the 1980s. :lol:
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Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I can not let this atrocity of water in a Tom and Jerry go on!! It is milk! I’ve made them for years and proudly own a vintage Fiestaware punch bowl and mugs emblazoned with gold “Tom & Jerry”. It is milk people...MILK. I made them 2 weeks ago for a little neighborhood gathering and I made them last night for family. It’s very retro :dup: And they are delicious.
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Okay...whew! I'm not surprised that most people haven't heard of them as they are a "retro" drink. Where I was serving them was at the local Elks Lodge in my hometown. They are usually a love 'em or hate 'em kind of drink. Probably most people who have a strong aversion to them it's because of the raw egg mixture. Thanks for backing me up on the milk version KR!
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g-manpuck wrote:
Sun Dec 29 10:51 am
Kelly Red wrote:
Wed Dec 25 11:18 pm
g-manpuck wrote:
Tue Dec 24 8:22 am
Okay, so Tom and Jerry's are an acquired taste. I can handle one each holiday season but since I've moved to Minnesota I've sampled slight variations of the drink that I spent the better part of the late 90's and early 2000's serving at the Elks Lodge in my hometown with my Dad. Now I always thought it was pretty standard to use warm milk in them but at the Loose Moose here in Mankato they use hot water. Has anybody else heard of using hot water instead of warm milk in them?

When I mentioned this the other night to them at the Moose they looked at me like "why would you use milk?" I was like "why wouldn't you use milk?" Like I said, I'm no Tom and Jerry connoisseur but adding water to a drink seems weird.
I can not let this atrocity of water in a Tom and Jerry go on!! It is milk! I’ve made them for years and proudly own a vintage Fiestaware punch bowl and mugs emblazoned with gold “Tom & Jerry”. It is milk people...MILK. I made them 2 weeks ago for a little neighborhood gathering and I made them last night for family. It’s very retro :dup: And they are delicious.
Do not let those whack jobs in WI, or apparently Mankato, influence (ruin) another classic cocktail. It’s milk. Do I need to repeat that again?
Okay...whew! I'm not surprised that most people haven't heard of them as they are a "retro" drink. Where I was serving them was at the local Elks Lodge in my hometown. They are usually a love 'em or hate 'em kind of drink. Probably most people who have a strong aversion to them it's because of the raw egg mixture. Thanks for backing me up on the milk version KR!
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Post by Cowgirl » Sun Dec 29 12:42 pm

The recipe my parents still use is from the local bartender in Moose Lake from back in my grandparents day - he said it’s probably over 80 years old. They use water and I think I saw corn syrup and corn starch in the egg mixture. I’m happy to get the recipe if anyone wants it!

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I've been probably watching too much TV the last few days and have seen a lot of commercials with Oprah shilling for weight watchers, or WW now. My dumb question is do marketing gurus think using someone who has publicly fought a weight problem for years, and continues to be quite heavy, is going to get people to buy that product? If she was suddenly skinny she'd be great spokesperson, but really? I mean I'm not skinny either, but I'm not shilling for a weight loss product either.

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I'm pretty sure she owns part of the company...i used to be in Weight Watchers until they changed the name and how the plan worked.

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What handy said. Oprah is a money machine.

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What does "cola" mean in the names of Florida towns Apalachicola and Pensacola?

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What does "cola" mean in the names of Florida towns Apalachicola and Pensacola?
Native American word for "people". Apalachicola loosely translates to "People on the other side of the river" and Pensacola loosely translates to "Hairy people"

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Maize wrote:
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What does "cola" mean in the names of Florida towns Apalachicola and Pensacola?
Native American word for "people". Apalachicola loosely translates to "People on the other side of the river" and Pensacola loosely translates to "Hairy people"
Pensacola is a name given to a rival town. It is the original “sausage party.”

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Post by Bigbeer » Tue Jan 14 8:45 pm

Saw a very interesting doc about Florida on, I think PBS. There were actually 15 “original colonies” but East Florida and West Florida did not want declare independence and even burned effigies of John Hancock and Samuel Adams in St.Augustine.
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Bigbeer wrote:
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Saw a very interesting doc about Florida on, I think PBS. There were actually 15 “original colonies” but East Florida and West Florida did not want declare independence and even burned effigies of John Hancock and Samuel Adams in St.Augustine.
Florida’s history of stupid goes waaaay back apparently. Who would live in FL before air conditioning?

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Has anyone every purchased remanufactured or "off brand" printer ink cartridges for their HP printer? The price difference between those and HP brand is HUGE. Wondering if they work as well or if there are issues.
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Zwak wrote:
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Has anyone every purchased remanufactured or "off brand" printer ink cartridges for their HP printer? The price difference between those and HP brand is HUGE. Wondering if they work as well or if there are issues.
Let me know what you find out. My wife won't let me buy off brand ink for ours. One of her clients does and it never works right when she needs to print. (But it might just be one brand that's bad.)

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george wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:54 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:43 am
Has anyone every purchased remanufactured or "off brand" printer ink cartridges for their HP printer? The price difference between those and HP brand is HUGE. Wondering if they work as well or if there are issues.
Let me know what you find out. My wife won't let me buy off brand ink for ours. One of her clients does and it never works right when she needs to print. (But it might just be one brand that's bad.)
In the quick research I've done a lot of review say the off brands are inconsistent.
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My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
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Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:23 am
My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
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Post by Greyeagle » Mon Feb 03 11:53 am

Yep - I went to the Roseville Licence Bureau a couple years ago and they were happy to take my mug shot but I needed to send in everything for renewel.

I think it got the new one in about 3-4 weeks, it was pretty quick.
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Greyeagle wrote:
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Yep - I went to the Roseville Licence Bureau a couple years ago and they were happy to take my mug shot but I needed to send in everything for renewel.

I think it got the new one in about 3-4 weeks, it was pretty quick.
But you can get a passport photo at many places much easier. Kinko. UPS Store. Office Max. They all have the set ups. No line!!
The last time I was surprised I had to remove my glasses for the photo, they no longer allow you to wear them. It was very strange to see myself without them.
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Post by frozen4champs » Mon Feb 03 12:21 pm

Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 9:51 am
george wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:54 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:43 am
Has anyone every purchased remanufactured or "off brand" printer ink cartridges for their HP printer? The price difference between those and HP brand is HUGE. Wondering if they work as well or if there are issues.
Let me know what you find out. My wife won't let me buy off brand ink for ours. One of her clients does and it never works right when she needs to print. (But it might just be one brand that's bad.)
In the quick research I've done a lot of review say the off brands are inconsistent.
I have tried the "off brand" ink before after ordering them from EBAY. My success rate was not good, so I now strictly order brand name ink. I look for deals, and my last ink I bought was from a local Shopko that was going out of business.

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frozen4champs wrote:
Mon Feb 03 12:21 pm
Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 9:51 am
george wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:54 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 8:43 am
Has anyone every purchased remanufactured or "off brand" printer ink cartridges for their HP printer? The price difference between those and HP brand is HUGE. Wondering if they work as well or if there are issues.
Let me know what you find out. My wife won't let me buy off brand ink for ours. One of her clients does and it never works right when she needs to print. (But it might just be one brand that's bad.)
In the quick research I've done a lot of review say the off brands are inconsistent.
I have tried the "off brand" ink before after ordering them from EBAY. My success rate was not good, so I now strictly order brand name ink. I look for deals, and my last ink I bought was from a local Shopko that was going out of business.
My new job gets me a discount on the sweet, sweet HP toner. I haven't owned a printer in >6 years.

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Post by Greyeagle » Mon Feb 03 1:06 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Feb 03 12:01 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:53 am
Yep - I went to the Roseville Licence Bureau a couple years ago and they were happy to take my mug shot but I needed to send in everything for renewel.

I think it got the new one in about 3-4 weeks, it was pretty quick.
But you can get a passport photo at many places much easier. Kinko. UPS Store. Office Max. They all have the set ups. No line!!
The last time I was surprised I had to remove my glasses for the photo, they no longer allow you to wear them. It was very strange to see myself without them.
Good point. I happened to hit their Passport office when there was not a line.
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Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:36 am
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:23 am
My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
We live in Dakota County where there are several County Service Centers but the Apple Valley location is the only that does Passport renewals. When I went there to renew a couple years ago, I had to bring my ORIGINAL birth certificate. They took it and sent it in along with my renewal request. I was very nervous giving up my original birth certificate and trusting it in the mail, but sure enough I got it back along with my new passport. Not that I don't trust the USPS but its a different story with such an important document.
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Post by Cowgirl » Mon Feb 03 1:26 pm

Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 1:19 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:36 am
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:23 am
My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
We live in Dakota County where there are several County Service Centers but the Apple Valley location is the only that does Passport renewals. When I went there to renew a couple years ago, I had to bring my ORIGINAL birth certificate. They took it and sent it in along with my renewal request. I was very nervous giving up my original birth certificate and trusting it in the mail, but sure enough I got it back along with my new passport. Not that I don't trust the USPS but its a different story with such an important document.
Good to know, I live in AV. Are you referring to the government building as opposed to the DMV? I need to renew both my DL and passport this year; I better get on that!

I do not trust the usps. Have had many a thing including important ones (like checks) lost by them.

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Cowgirl wrote:
Mon Feb 03 1:26 pm
Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 1:19 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:36 am
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:23 am
My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
We live in Dakota County where there are several County Service Centers but the Apple Valley location is the only that does Passport renewals. When I went there to renew a couple years ago, I had to bring my ORIGINAL birth certificate. They took it and sent it in along with my renewal request. I was very nervous giving up my original birth certificate and trusting it in the mail, but sure enough I got it back along with my new passport. Not that I don't trust the USPS but its a different story with such an important document.
Good to know, I live in AV. Are you referring to the government building as opposed to the DMV? I need to renew both my DL and passport this year; I better get on that!

I do not trust the usps. Have had many a thing including important ones (like checks) lost by them.
I'm talking about the big Dakota County Government Building in Apple Valley. It may have a DMV there also but I'm not sure. I would make sure to call ahead to see what you need to bring in order to renew your passport and DL. Things may have changed in the two years since I have done both.
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Zwak wrote:
Mon Feb 03 1:19 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:36 am
Chris83 wrote:
Mon Feb 03 11:23 am
My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
We live in Dakota County where there are several County Service Centers but the Apple Valley location is the only that does Passport renewals. When I went there to renew a couple years ago, I had to bring my ORIGINAL birth certificate. They took it and sent it in along with my renewal request. I was very nervous giving up my original birth certificate and trusting it in the mail, but sure enough I got it back along with my new passport. Not that I don't trust the USPS but its a different story with such an important document.
I’ve never had to include anymore documentation other then sending the passport and the new paperwork? That’s very weird.
Another note Chris, you say your passport expires in Nov. The vast majority of countries require a full 6 months remaining, so you need to renew by June. I watched a woman get turned away in Amsterdam because her passport expired before the 6 months! Why that wasn’t caught on check in and not before she’d flown was unfortunate, but she was turned away.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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My passport expires this November. Can I renew that in person at some location or do I need to fill out paperwork and mail it to do so?
I think there are several places you can renew in person. I think there are DMV locations that do this. Not all, so google for the ones that do. I’ve always mailed mine in, but it is a hassle to plan for it. I travel a lot so need to be careful sending it in so it gets back in time. Is this why you don’t want to mail it! Because truthfully anytime I can avoid actually having to GO to a govt office is good :wink:

Chris...I just did a very quick check. You can only renew a passport in person, at an approved govt agency, if you are traveling within 14 days and it’s an emergency. Otherwise you will need to do it online and send in the passport.
We live in Dakota County where there are several County Service Centers but the Apple Valley location is the only that does Passport renewals. When I went there to renew a couple years ago, I had to bring my ORIGINAL birth certificate. They took it and sent it in along with my renewal request. I was very nervous giving up my original birth certificate and trusting it in the mail, but sure enough I got it back along with my new passport. Not that I don't trust the USPS but its a different story with such an important document.
I’ve never had to include anymore documentation other then sending the passport and the new paperwork? That’s very weird.
Another note Chris, you say your passport expires in Nov. The vast majority of countries require a full 6 months remaining, so you need to renew by June. I watched a woman get turned away in Amsterdam because her passport expired before the 6 months! Why that wasn’t caught on check in and not before she’d flown was unfortunate, but she was turned away.
Mine might have been different as I was renewing it after it had expired. I did not renew it prior to expiration.
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With the Real ID becoming mandatory for MN, why not just get a passport, even if you don't plan on traveling outside the US? IIRC, it's cheaper on a per-year cost than the Real ID?
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Post by Bertogliat » Mon Feb 03 9:50 pm

The enhanced ID also works and I think it’s cheaper. Then I don’t have to carry a passport when I travel.

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Post by davescharf » Mon Feb 03 9:59 pm

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With the Real ID becoming mandatory for MN, why not just get a passport, even if you don't plan on traveling outside the US? IIRC, it's cheaper on a per-year cost than the Real ID?
Because lugging around a passport is a major PITA. My enhanced Driver's License (which works under the Real ID program) only cost me something like $10-$12 more over a 4 year period. I have no idea what a Real ID is going to cost.

Real ID isn't mandatory though as far as I know, even after October. You can still get a standard Driver's License but you won't be able to get on a plane or enter a Federal facility.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Feb 03 10:17 pm

So Enhanced counts....Gotcha
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Post by Jupiter » Mon Feb 03 10:35 pm

But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?

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Post by Karlsson » Mon Feb 03 10:38 pm

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But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?
That's what I chose to do. I'll just bring my passport when I go to the airport. Not planning any visits to a federal facility.

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Jupiter wrote:
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But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?
This. I don't have either an enhanced/Real ID nor a passport. I'm just gonna get a passport. If I have to go somewhere that requires such a thing (most likely continental US), then I'll carry it.
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue Feb 04 6:48 am

Karlsson wrote:
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But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?
That's what I chose to do. I'll just bring my passport when I go to the airport. Not planning any visits to a federal facility.
The “hassle” of bringing 4 documents with me for the initial enhanced ID order was less hassle than having to bring my passport for every flight.

I am also less likely to lose my DL which stays in my wallet than my passport which doesn’t fit. And it’s easier to replace my DL than it is my passport. I don’t want trial not flying while I wait for my passport to be reissued.

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Post by Slap Shot » Tue Feb 04 8:40 am

I have a passport holder and I can carry it without much issue, plus it fits in my back pocket at worst. Plus I always travel with a backpack so unless I know I won't be travelling internationally for a 10 year period (not likely) I'll stick with a passport.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Tue Feb 04 9:42 am

Eventually, will they even give non-Enhanced IDs?

I am just waiting until mine expires in 2021 and will use Passport until then. The few times I travel I can just carry that.

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Post by Handyman » Tue Feb 04 11:58 am

Bertogliat wrote:
Tue Feb 04 6:48 am
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Feb 03 10:38 pm
Jupiter wrote:
Mon Feb 03 10:35 pm
But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?
That's what I chose to do. I'll just bring my passport when I go to the airport. Not planning any visits to a federal facility.
The “hassle” of bringing 4 documents with me for the initial enhanced ID order was less hassle than having to bring my passport for every flight.

I am also less likely to lose my DL which stays in my wallet than my passport which doesn’t fit. And it’s easier to replace my DL than it is my passport. I don’t want trial not flying while I wait for my passport to be reissued.
Since I am renewing my passport and just paid the extra $40 for the card along with the book. The card is accepted as an ID for flights and fits in my wallet :)
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Post by Bertogliat » Tue Feb 04 12:49 pm

Handyman wrote:
Tue Feb 04 11:58 am
Bertogliat wrote:
Tue Feb 04 6:48 am
Karlsson wrote:
Mon Feb 03 10:38 pm
Jupiter wrote:
Mon Feb 03 10:35 pm
But a Passport is good for 10 years... You need it for international travel. So why not just use it for local travel as well instead of going through the hoops to get an "Enhanced" ID? Especially if you already have a passport?
That's what I chose to do. I'll just bring my passport when I go to the airport. Not planning any visits to a federal facility.
The “hassle” of bringing 4 documents with me for the initial enhanced ID order was less hassle than having to bring my passport for every flight.

I am also less likely to lose my DL which stays in my wallet than my passport which doesn’t fit. And it’s easier to replace my DL than it is my passport. I don’t want trial not flying while I wait for my passport to be reissued.
Since I am renewing my passport and just paid the extra $40 for the card along with the book. The card is accepted as an ID for flights and fits in my wallet :)
I wish I had one. Why do they still use the book?

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Post by Karlsson » Tue Feb 04 1:16 pm

If you do a lot of domestic flights I get it. 90% of my trips are to Toronto, so bringing the passport is just second nature to me at this point.

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