In the eleven years that I have lived in the Twin Cities, I think I have bought gasoline at a Holiday station not more than three times (need to minimize the risk of any of my money ending up at Shell Oil), however, it appears from the stickers on their pumps that you can pay there with a Menard's s...Jump to post
Was is really a very big moment in history? It's more a footnote in the book of US foreign military intervention failures. The US spent 20 years shifting dirt in Afghanistan with no tangible results. Lets not talk about the mess you've left the Middle East in. To be fair, we didn't make the mess - ...Jump to post
I have been spending larger percentages of my spare time lately reading classic novels, The Atlantic, or Scientific American, for I rue and repent how very much of my life has been spent wasting away in front of video screens (useless reruns on MeTV, or playing Tetris four thousand hours in a row). ...Jump to post
See, it's this kind of "nobody knows the mechanism" talk that is why I have vaccine hesitancy: How do they know that the vaccine will have proven to be safe over the llllllong term? :boggled: Because it would involve some aspect of the vaccine persisting months or years into the future an...Jump to post
Nobody has any idea what the mechanism for this, but about 1/3 of "long-haulers" (by some estimates) are reporting this effect of the vaccines. See, it's this kind of "nobody knows the mechanism" talk that is why I have vaccine hesitancy: How do they know that the vaccine will h...Jump to post
caliboy93 wrote:How about we pay people to get vaccinated? Is that a good strategy?
More specifically the SCOTUS gave a temporary suspension of strict levels of attendance at indoor religious events and services, depending on the level of severity of 'hot spots' of infection rates of Covid-19, from 10 to 25 persons or low percentages of capacity for larger spaces issued by Gov. An...Jump to post
Maybe this is a more arcane-type tech question than the more consumery topics around here, but what the hey. See, I have MySQL installed on my PC; somehow it is installed both in the Program Files and the Program Files (x86) directory (this all happened months ago : / ). Since I want my VBA programs...Jump to post
I'm still cussing a blue streak every day because my Galaxy S10 (still running Android 10) will not auto-correct when I accidentally hit a numeral.
Srsly, it thinks 5he is more likely to be my meaning than "the." 8'll be trying to get it to fix it and i5 n3ver 3v3r gets it 4ight.
Maybe denying boarding was a step too far but she really ought to have covered up a bit. 77 degrees isn't what you call sweltering - Midwesterners like her ate accustomed to far worse - and she could've put a light windbreaker on, then tied it round her waist when it got "sweltering."Jump to post
It must've been my first experience of ATL (September 2002) when I indulged in some heart-unhealthy fried chicken at Paschal's; and it must've been an unusual day at Paschal's in that the food was good. Anticipating my second transit of ATL a few years later I asked a.net if Paschal's was still ther...Jump to post
tommy1808 wrote:Corrosion on the PCB seems most likely, since modern typed don´t have much else that can break. In principle even embedded Software can go nuts, so have you tried taking the battery out and put it back in yet?
Been proud of sticking to my stair-climbing regimen these past few months and sometimes pleased, sometimes puzzled/frustrated but what I see on the scale's readout at my wake-up weigh-in. Promised myself shnazzy new running shorts if I had three consecutive days of weighing 174.9℔ or less; but fluct...Jump to post
I need to give, I lapsed since March. Oh well. They will start banging on the door soon when surgeries pick up. I have "They" schmey, why put it off when you know there's always an urgent need? You know you're going to feel better about yourself on the day you give, so why put that off ei...Jump to post
See, I am at North Memorial Blood Center in Plymouth, Minnesota where I finally followed through on a commitment I've been "yeah yeah yeah"ing about for YEARS now. It took less than ten minutes and having that THING in my arm was uncomfortable; I won't bullshit you; but it wasn't PAINFUL. ...Jump to post
As communities worldwide grapple with the problem of how to expand everyone's List of Twin Cities Area Lakes Airstud Has Walked Around, I decided to do my bit and walked up the Theo Wirth Parkway (from the Cedar Lake Parkway, see, which goes near where I live) to Wirth Lake itself. I pronounce it &q...Jump to post
I can happily report that my commode contained only clean water when it began to misbehave, so this is not a gross post (a grosst? : / ). It would sometimes just keep on running after flushing & refilling, sometimes for 15 mins or more; and I'd kibosh this by shutting off the valve. Hours later,...Jump to post
If you’re happy with your current credit card(s), why add more? There really is no net benefit to your rating. Yes, you may increase your credit limit, but without a corresponding increase in salary, you’re rating takes a hit. If you close another card, you’re rating takes a hit. Fr8y-baby, you kno...Jump to post
It's many years now since my bad-credit days, and the signal that those days were WAYYY over was when I got approved for the - all bow - Chase Sapphire Preferred Visa card back in 2015. On the same app spree I got approved for cards from Citibank and U.S. Bank. This stoked my appetite to score appro...Jump to post
On a note of debatable relevance, the last town in the United States to employ people as gas lamp-lighters was San Luis Obispo, California.Jump to post
See, one of MS Outlook's strengths is that when a reminder pops up for a appointment, you can snooze until x minutes or hours before start, or x minutes from "now" When I set a appointment reminder in my Google calendar, once the alert pops up it seems the only option is to snooze it for ...Jump to post
I work at one of the core data centers of one of the biggest banks; we are an essential service so can't be shut down but management is actually taking steps to let us work from home. Not sure if that's going to actually happen since we're some of the very few people who are allowed to access these ...Jump to post
If you check Bank of America's website, you wil notice that the Cash Rewards card is now issued as a Visa, and the workhorse "Bank of America Credit Card" (which has been one of the Visa cards I carry for about seven years now) is now issued as a MasterCard. I wonder what the reasoning is ...Jump to post
Getting an answer to the question "Will An AI Robot Ever Be Smarter Than Man?" requires you to specify which man.
Or at least which sort of man.
(See, I currently have a pair of earplugs in my pocket. Each of one of them is significantly smarter than some men I've known.)
WesternDC6B wrote:Play the Rachmaninov 2nd piano concerto.
Braybuddy wrote:My bucket list is simply not suitable for a respectable website.
You guys were all probably way worried when I barrelled out of my building to catch my cab to the airport for my flight to Boston this morning and then realized, halfway down Highway 100, that both my BofA Cash Rewards MasterCard and Sunoco credit cards (a New England must) were unaccounted for. It ...Jump to post
There was no threat made
The big takeaway from this is that - as some of us have known for a while - Chuck Schumer is simply an idiot. A United States Senator telling Supreme Court justices - over whom a Senator has zero constitutional authority - that "you won't know what hit you" is idiotic; idiotic in its adole...Jump to post
1337Delta764 wrote:Wells Fargo issues both Visa and Amex
I have just been approved for a Bank of America Cash Rewards Mastercard. You may PM me your effusive congratulations. For quite a few years now, I've had a Bank of America Visa yes VISA card, see; and since I'm always curious about ways to enhance my credit profile I spend a bit of time checking out...Jump to post
What matters to me most of all here is the discovery (by me) of a place called "Yampa." Of course everyone knows about Tampa, Fla. and Boise, Idaho has a suburb called Nampa, and then last year I found out there is an NRHP-listed post office in a Texas town called "Pampa." So bas...Jump to post
I worked as an MSP taxi starter once upon a time. The paper given to pax is not a "ticket". It is a customer information card. It contains average fares to various local locations and whom to contact if there is a problem on your ride. Which, is what I said basically. No, this is what you...Jump to post
I haven't been aboard an American Airlines flight since 1977. :boggled: A few weeks ago I booked MSP-PHL-HVN round trip at AA.com, and completed the trip on the 16th, but all four trips were operated by Republic, so it is basically still the case tht I haven't been aboard an American Airlines flight...Jump to post
So I've actually operated this flight before, and can certainly attest that showing up at 5:05 for a 5:53 is generous. I'm surprised the Eagle ground staff at HVN would do this; I've found them to be both friendly and competent in my interactions with them. With that many passengers missing (especi...Jump to post
IPFreely wrote:Airstud wrote:From this experience this morning at Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, we surely must conclude one thing:
Then we all surely agree: you should have shown up on time.
I think the question might be answered by the story of Midwest ExpressJump to post
this was known to happen because of weather conditions. They may be trying to meet a gate connection, and in his words it’s illegal But, the weather was benign on the HVN-PHL corridor today :boggled: watched the gate monitor change to boarding, and then to final boarding But, this was a live dude m...Jump to post
This morning I got a breakfast burrito from "Burrito Elito" near Gate C17 at PHL. It was really tasty.
However, the aircraft I then boarded was an Embraer, not a Boeing.
Why, with AA4614 the ONLY flight scheduled out of HVN (Gate 3) this a.m., and with eight or nine people (including moi), some of whom had checked bags (including moi (the passenger; I'm not a bag)) still not past the TSA checkpoint, would the gate guy announce "Boarding for Gate 3 is now closed...Jump to post
I mailed my BankAmericard Visa payment from the NRHP-listed Beaux Arts-style post office . By my count it is the 14th NRHP-listed post office I have utilized, the second Beaux Arts one (after Somersworth, New Hampshire , and the first working post office I have visited in the Constitution State. Go...Jump to post
If you flew into an airport where it's code at the time was, IST but is now ISL (or was BKK but it's now DMK) would you update your log or would you leave it unedited as it was? Like eurotrader85 says, I would also update to the new IATA code as that is the airport it represents now. Well then you ...Jump to post
I mailed my BankAmericard Visa payment from the NRHP-listed Beaux Arts-style post office . By my count it is the 14th NRHP-listed post office I have utilized, the second Beaux Arts one (after Somersworth, New Hampshire , and the first working post office I have visited in the Constitution State. Goo...Jump to post