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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you listening to?
« Last post by flipper on Today at 01:03:45 AM »
I'm down.  Maybe I'll take the wife.
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Science & Technology / Re: Endless Complaining
« Last post by flipper on Today at 01:01:49 AM »
SORRY, I CAN'T DO THAT DAVE


I never wanted to leave XP, but now I'm glad that I have a legacy 7 laptop for work.  Fortunately I needed 7 for a legacy SaaS product that I use.  Since then they've upgraded but I got to avoid the 10 and hopefully can keep avoiding.
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Science & Technology / Re: Cars
« Last post by flipper on Today at 12:56:20 AM »
EXL Rose :headbang:

My wife bought a used 2016 Toyota Highlander LTD or something like that last August I think.  It has the heated and cooled seats :detta:  the lane departure warning which is a nice mitigator for highway hypnosis, blind spot indicator in the mirror, emergency braking if something gets too close to the sensors.  It seats 7 and has the tow package.  She haggled them down to $40K out the door after leaving several times.  They eventually called back after a week or so and gave it to her.  I really should rent her out as a negotiator/CSR-Destroyer/etc.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Last post by random axe on July 17, 2018, 05:55:53 PM »
:hmm:
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Small Screen / Big Screen
« Last post by Dr. Leonard HmofCoy on July 17, 2018, 04:35:43 PM »
TIL that there is a softcore Bollywood movie out there (starring Sunny Leone, no less) called "Jism 2" *coffee-spitting emoji*

also

(jism means "body" in Hindi)

oh
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you reading lately?
« Last post by random axe on July 17, 2018, 02:04:27 PM »
:thumbsup:

Seriously, if I were Ray, I'd have a bigger, cheaper location with parking, and I'd sell more than just books -- but cheaply.  He can't sell stuff at a lower price point, overall, because he doesn't have enough customers, but he can't sell stuff fast enough, either, partly because it's not what he's trying to do.

It would be hard to exaggerate how much he's drowning in inventory, and that's just the books.  A lot of it would be hard to sell at $1 per item . . . if he had the walkthrough volume in the first place.  But every day he's offered probably an average of 500 books at probably an average of 3 cents each.

When I was in high school, we used to drive out and shop at a place called That's Entertainment, popularly known as just "T.E."  They had a warehouse kind of building that had books, gaming, comics, anime, board games, video games, random kitsch, sports cards, whatever.  Mostly quite cheap.

I haven't been there in decades.  I'm glad they're still in business.  I hope they're still emphasizing selling stuff.  Getting the inventory is just not the problem at all.  And if your prices are low, people are thrilled.  They will talk glowingly about your shop for years on end.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you reading lately?
« Last post by vox8 on July 17, 2018, 01:45:38 PM »
Sounds more like Etsy.

Actually, I exaggerate. It is actually a really nice used bookstore but it's in a prime downtown location.

I found another one that is very out of the way and it is a maze of amazingness. Elliott almost lost his shit when he saw a box on the floor. Apparently it was some very early edition Macintosh. All I noticed was the original Rock em Sock em Robot game on top of the box.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you reading lately?
« Last post by random axe on July 17, 2018, 01:43:52 PM »
Sounds more like Etsy.
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Arts & Entertainment / Re: What are you reading lately?
« Last post by vox8 on July 17, 2018, 01:42:28 PM »
vox8 I think that says more about Sarasota than it does about the used book biz ;)

Quite possibly.

The book store mostly said "Hey, don't you need a single page picture or map that has been carefully removed from a book and priced individually?"
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Science & Technology / Re: Endless Complaining
« Last post by random axe on July 16, 2018, 09:17:40 AM »
Quote
Why even have a setting if it is only going to go "LOL JUST KIDDING" and revert the moment after you set it?

YOU HAVE SELECTED . . . "B".

No, I didn't!

I'M ALMOST CERTAIN THAT YOU DID.


Honestly, though, I think this is one of those reverse-Hanlon deals.  I don't think this is stupidity; I think this is essentially malice.  I think MS, like so many big software concerns, is just trying to train you to accept doing whatever they want you to do.  Exhaustion is one of their chief weapons.

Facebook couldn't design such an impressively shitty interface entirely by accident.  If they have to give you the option to change something to be what you'd like it to be, FINE, but they'll do it in a way where you generally won't bother, and they'll make it revert to how they want it often enough so you'll give up changing it back, and . . . they'll win.
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