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Old September 7 2012, 07:53 PM   #286
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I can't remember what product it was for, but I think my favorite was a review that went something along the lines of, "Sometimes, when I can't sleep at night, I take off all my clothes and smear myself with vaseline, then slide around on the kitchen floor pretending to be a slug."
Now THAT is sig-worthy.
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Old September 8 2012, 10:57 PM   #287
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TIL... that Apple Mac computers can be just as faulty as Windows based computers. I see so much hype about how much better a Mac is than a PC... yet, they can very fallible. I just got done troubleshooting an old iMac G5 and getting it back in service. It took quite a lot of effort, as there isn't a myriad of choices on diagnostic software. But I was able to do it. I actually like the simplicity of the Mac OSX desktop interface, enough that I may pick up one down the road. The one I fixed is going back to a happy family member.
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Old September 10 2012, 04:41 PM   #288
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Keeping to the Apple theme, TIL that a new recharger for my Macbook costs £65. I am not impressed.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:08 PM   #289
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TIL that after spending most of the day in the ER on Saturday, I did *not* have a heart attack, thank God!

Woke up Saturday morning, and within minutes had a very intense pain in my upper left back. Laid back down with a heating pad which helped, but the pain was starting to move around to my chest (!). Got up to take a shower, and ended up passing out in the shower. Had to get my very scared kids to call my wife who was out at a meeting to come take me to the ER. Got a few new holes poked in me and about 2 dozen sensor pads attached (lost quite a bit of chest hair to those). Passed out again in triage, but that was after they took some blood. (I don't do well with that stuff.) After several hours and a few different tests, they determined that it was *not* cardiac-related, but likely muscular/skeletal and not life-threatening. Have to follow up with my doctor later this week. But I was quite panicked and freaked out most of the day (not to mention my wife & kids), not something I want to go through again.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:11 PM   #290
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Ouch! Glad your heart's all right, B.J. That must have been terrifying for you and your family.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:12 PM   #291
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Yikes! -what a scare! How did you ever get down from that?
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Old September 10 2012, 05:13 PM   #292
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That's great to hear! I'm very happy for you!

TIL that no matter how plainly and clearly you explain something with common sense to back you up, some idiot with his head up his butt is going to act like he doesn't understand and that you're the one who's in error and mistaken.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:19 PM   #293
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You only learned that today?
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Old September 10 2012, 05:20 PM   #294
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No. But it's the first time I learned it with a particular person I thought was a whole lot smarter than this.

I was wrong.
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Old September 10 2012, 05:37 PM   #295
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Old October 1 2012, 10:31 PM   #296
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That if you go to the airport ticket counter and the agent tells you that the "seat assignments are under gate control" that means the flight is oversold and they will ask for volunteers to take the next flight out. It wasn't me, it was a nice older couple at the counter while I was using the self service check in.

I confirmed an earlier learning to not take the first offer. Because I didn't have to be back that day for anything, I was able to collect a $500 flight voucher, 5K airline miles, and I got upgraded to first for my troubles on the next flight out, 90 minutes later.
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Old October 2 2012, 05:21 AM   #297
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TIL that if you watch too much old footage of past Presidential debates you officially cross the threshold between being a political nerd and a political geek. The fact I'm not wearing hornrimmed glasses, a pocket protector and posting awful fanfic about the Bush-Dukakis faceoff is a bit of a small miracle.
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Old October 2 2012, 08:43 AM   #298
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TIL that I am completely incapable of kissing my own ass during interviews and that I will never, ever, ever get a job.
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Old October 2 2012, 12:41 PM   #299
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TIL learned that you should always remember to pick up the cat food bowl around a dog. Now I have to refeed the cats all over again.
Yes, anyone who has experience with dogs knows they aren't particularly picky eaters. They'll eat just about anything organic, including, on occasion, their own poop.
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Old October 2 2012, 02:49 PM   #300
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Today I learned that decorator's tape that claims it won't remove paint when peeled off lies. The touch-ups shouldn't take me more than five minutes, but it's the thought that counts.
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