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    Jupiter wrote:


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    Facebook down?


    I think you are correct. I noticed Instagram was also not loading about 10min ago.


    I’ve been selling several hockey pucks on fb marketplace and different puck collector groups on fb today. And noticed it’s been down and having problems. Now I’m just patiently waiting for it to come back up and finish several transactions.

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    The Vikings and Gophers are 0/4 vs. the state of Ohio this season so far…

    Vikings lost…

    @ Cincinnati

    vs. Cleveland

    Gophers lost…

    vs. Ohio State

    vs. Bowling Green

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    gator wrote:


    The Vikings and Gophers are 0/4 vs. the state of Ohio this season so far…

    Vikings lost…

    @ Cincinnati

    vs. Cleveland

    Gophers lost…

    vs. Ohio State

    vs. Bowling Green


    Gopher football beat Miami (of Ohio)

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    JC65 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    The Vikings and Gophers are 0/4 vs. the state of Ohio this season so far…

    Vikings lost…

    @ Cincinnati

    vs. Cleveland

    Gophers lost…

    vs. Ohio State

    vs. Bowling Green


    Gopher football beat Miami (of Ohio)


    Thanks!!! Forgot about that one… :oops:

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    JC65 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    The Vikings and Gophers are 0/4 vs. the state of Ohio this season so far…

    Vikings lost…

    @ Cincinnati

    vs. Cleveland

    Gophers lost…

    vs. Ohio State

    vs. Bowling Green


    Gopher football beat Miami (of Ohio)


    Well that got canceled out by the lady gopher hockey team losing to OSU. :)

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    Color me pissed about the collection and selling of personal information….but karma might have kicked Zuckerberg square in the nuts. Though other people on the interwebs are saying that it’s just a server issue. Will we ever hear the real reason it is down.

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    Can someone explain what this means? Stupid questions is locked because of stupid comments.

    https://twitter.com/BenjaminEnfield/status/1445104389014835213

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    Vegoe wrote:


    Stupid questions is locked because of stupid comments.


    I’ve been meaning to ask several dumb questions, but it’s been locked up for awhile.

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    Jupiter wrote:


    The real reason that Facebook is down?????

    https://twitter.com/williamlegate/status/1445091576460546055?s=21


    Conflicting say…

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    Evidence points to BGP routing issue, not Chinese hackers or DDoS attacks.

    But who really knows. And I’m an idiot when it comes to computers and IT stuff. Reason why I have the smiley throwing the computer for my signature.

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    Color me pissed about the collection and selling of personal information….but karma might have kicked Zuckerberg square in the nuts. Though other people on the interwebs are saying that it’s just a server issue. Will we ever hear the real reason it is down.

    Saw tweet that read the following…

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    Facebook stocks 📉

    • Zuckerberg lost $7 billion: Bloomberg

    • Global loss > $160 million/hr:

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    Vegoe wrote:


    Can someone explain what this means? Stupid questions is locked because of stupid comments.

    I’m not a networking guy…

    https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-facebook-instagram-whatsapp/” class=”bbcode_url”>https://krebsonsecurity.com/2021/10/what-happened-to-facebook-instagram-whatsapp/

    is a decent place to start

    Quote:

    Madory said at approximately 11:39 a.m. ET today (15:39 UTC), someone at Facebook caused an update to be made to the company’s Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) records. BGP is a mechanism by which Internet service providers of the world share information about which providers are responsible for routing Internet traffic to which specific groups of Internet addresses.

    In simpler terms, sometime this morning Facebook took away the map telling the world’s computers how to find its various online properties. As a result, when one types Facebook.com into a web browser, the browser has no idea where to find Facebook.com, and so returns an error page.

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    We don’t know how or why the outages persist at Facebook and its other properties, but the changes had to have come from inside the company, as Facebook manages those records internally. Whether the changes were made maliciously or by accident is anyone’s guess at this point.

    Madory said it could be that someone at Facebook just screwed up.

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    Oh, and if someone were selling facebook user data on the dark webs, Krebs would be the one to report on it, and he’s not (so far).

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    I don’t do FB but this article might be of interest for those that do.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-instagram-whatsapp-experiencing-outage-11633363936?mod=djemalertNEWS

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    This is the way of the future. We all have something personal online somewhere….only a matter of time before anything and everything is hacked. I’m about ready to start burying my money in my yard….😬

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    Vegoe wrote:


    Can someone explain what this means? Stupid questions is locked because of stupid comments.

    The routing tables are what tell each computer on the internet how to find the next computer in the chain. For you to get from your PC or your phone to any site on the internet, you first need to get a signal to your ISP, which then passes a little farther down the chain, which passes farther, etc… several steps later you arrive at Facebook.

    With the routing tables gone, Facebook’s ISP (more likely multiple ISPs) didn’t have directions on how to get there any more.

    Reddit “Explain Like I’m 5” discussion. This is actually a link, so you can follow that to read

    https://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/52qv4q/comment/d7mi0u2/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

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    SPAM. I get in in my email, phone calls, texts, every frickin day all hours of the day. (Not to be confused with the edible product). It’s sooooo annoying but like the hacking of online information, this is the new norm.

    Funny thing is I’ve received spam texts for several different things and they all call me Todd.

    I’ve had 8 spam calls already today.

    :chainsaw:

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    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.

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    gator wrote:


    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.


    I don’t think you can let something out of your control get you down like that. Remember how you kept it in good shape for so long.

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    Bonin21 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.


    I don’t think you can let something out of your control get you down like that. Remember how you kept it in good shape for so long.


    There is truth to finding a way to let it go, BUT and this is a big but….it’s super disheartening to see something like that happen and we face the reality that people just don’t give a shit as much as we did. 5 months is a really short period of time for it to be that noticeable as well…

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    MNGophers29 wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.


    I don’t think you can let something out of your control get you down like that. Remember how you kept it in good shape for so long.


    There is truth to finding a way to let it go, BUT and this is a big but….it’s super disheartening to see something like that happen and we face the reality that people just don’t give a $h!t as much as we did. 5 months is a really short period of time for it to be that noticeable as well…

    My amazing grandparents lived in a beautiful house they built on a creek in the woods when I was growing up in the 70’s. After my Grandpa retired they sold it and drove around the country in a big RV. I don’t live anywhere close to it but was visiting a relative somewhat close by and told my Grandma I wanted to swing by to see the house that holds many, many fond childhood memories. She told me not to, that it would inevitably be disappointing. Of course my dumb ass still went to find out that whoever bought it had totally ruined it. Put up weird fencing, stopped any decent upkeep and made it almost unrecognizable.

    Sometimes it’s true when they say you can’t go home again. You can, but maybe you shouldn’t.

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    Bigbeer wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.


    I don’t think you can let something out of your control get you down like that. Remember how you kept it in good shape for so long.


    There is truth to finding a way to let it go, BUT and this is a big but….it’s super disheartening to see something like that happen and we face the reality that people just don’t give a $h!t as much as we did. 5 months is a really short period of time for it to be that noticeable as well…

    My amazing grandparents lived in a beautiful house they built on a creek in the woods when I was growing up in the 70’s. After my Grandpa retired they sold it and drove around the country in a big RV. I don’t live anywhere close to it but was visiting a relative somewhat close by and told my Grandma I wanted to swing by to see the house that holds many, many fond childhood memories. She told me not to, that it would inevitably be disappointing. Of course my dumb ass still went to find out that whoever bought it had totally ruined it. Put up weird fencing, stopped any decent upkeep and made it almost unrecognizable.

    Sometimes it’s true when they say you can’t go home again. You can, but maybe you shouldn’t.

    I’ve refused to see the property I grew up on, and my first home as an adult for the same reasons.

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    I went by my old house and was sick by what they let happen to the yard. On the positive the new roof we put on looks fabulous as well as the windows, and the Maple trees we planted in the backyard look big, beautiful and provide the shade as perfectly as we as we hoped.

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    This summer had been murder on yards

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    Orion wrote:


    This summer had been murder on yards


    And my trees…

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    I went by my old house and was sick by what they let happen to the yard. On the positive the new roof we put on looks fabulous as well as the windows, and the Maple trees we planted in the backyard look big, beautiful and provide the shade as perfectly as we as we hoped.


    That’s the same with my parent’s house that I grew up in. My folks almost yearly would have the yard of the week. They sold the house in 2014 and the yard and house has seen its neglect. No where near the neglect my apt complex has seen in 5 months.

    Btw… it was great officially finally meeting you before the game.

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    One of my grandparents’ house (which they built themselves), the new residents enclosed the front porch, which would be fine, but they did not make it match the house. OBVIOUS add-on. They totally half-assed it, instead of making it nice.

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    gator wrote:


    Orion wrote:


    This summer had been murder on yards


    And my trees…

    Yeah, I broke down and watered the trees in my yard. Wish I did the same for the grass. Though it would go dormant and come back. Some of it did not

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    Cowgirl wrote:


    Bigbeer wrote:


    MNGophers29 wrote:


    Bonin21 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Driving to the Gopher Hockey game my wife and I decide to drive past my old apartment complex that I managed for nearly 23 years. It breaks my heart and makes me sick inside to see how bad the apartment complex has gone in just the last five months since I moved out. For nearly 23 years I put my blood, sweat and lots of effort into keeping the building nice, presentable and livable. And now after five months it is a complete dump.


    I don’t think you can let something out of your control get you down like that. Remember how you kept it in good shape for so long.


    There is truth to finding a way to let it go, BUT and this is a big but….it’s super disheartening to see something like that happen and we face the reality that people just don’t give a $h!t as much as we did. 5 months is a really short period of time for it to be that noticeable as well…

    My amazing grandparents lived in a beautiful house they built on a creek in the woods when I was growing up in the 70’s. After my Grandpa retired they sold it and drove around the country in a big RV. I don’t live anywhere close to it but was visiting a relative somewhat close by and told my Grandma I wanted to swing by to see the house that holds many, many fond childhood memories. She told me not to, that it would inevitably be disappointing. Of course my dumb ass still went to find out that whoever bought it had totally ruined it. Put up weird fencing, stopped any decent upkeep and made it almost unrecognizable.

    Sometimes it’s true when they say you can’t go home again. You can, but maybe you shouldn’t.

    I’ve refused to see the property I grew up on, and my first home as an adult for the same reasons.


    I have been burned on this twice in my life. I have been forced to let it go. My Dad has it worse than anyone though and damnit I am tearing up thinking about it.

    My Dad’s family owned 5 houses on the same side of the street along the river in EGF. The house my Dad was born in was eventually bought by a very close family friend. The house my Dad owned when I was born and lived in until I was a year old was about a block down the street. In 1979 my parents bought my grandparents house about a block further down. A house my great grandfather built in 1920. My uncle bought the house I was born in from my parents.

    My grandma lived alone in a house 2 doors down from my uncle’s (house I was born in) house and in 1995 she sold and bought a smaller house 5 houses the other direction.

    1997, we lost it all. All houses were buried in their foundations and are now campsites. I never lived with my parents again.

    In fall of 1997 my parents bought a house in rural Bemidji. My Dad poured everything in that house. I never unpacked a suitcase there but spent a lot of time there. They sold in 2019 and bought and RV. Since then the current owner has let the yard go to shit, cut down all of the Norway pines and pulled out all of the flower beds. I have driven by once. Thats all the heartbreak this guy needs in his life.

    Home is where you hang your hat and I will continue to love where I currently live and once I move, I will force myself to forget about it.

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    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.

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    Orion wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Orion wrote:


    This summer had been murder on yards


    And my trees…

    Yeah, I broke down and watered the trees in my yard. Wish I did the same for the grass. Though it would go dormant and come back. Some of it did not

    A little water can cave a lot of work. Mature trees can add a lot to the value of a property. Dead trees….not so much.

    I watched a guy scrape off all his dead grass a few weeks ago so he could plant a new lawn. Running a sprinkler for a few hours per week would have saved it. AS I drive around the neighborhood, I see so many lawns with significant patches of dead grass.

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    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

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    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Also trending is native grass natural lawns. Started in Minneapolis and now starting to show in the burbs. Long grass that doesn’t get mowed mixed in with a few wild flowers.

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    gator wrote:


    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.


    Tell them they’re lucky they don’t need to use an ax to bust up the ice on Plum Creek.

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    JC65 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.


    Tell them they’re lucky they don’t need to use an ax to bust up the ice on Plum Creek.

    Lol..I drove by the plum creek today on the way to the Cities. I normally don’t go that way but changed it up a bit.

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    frozen4champs wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    gator wrote:


    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.


    Tell them they’re lucky they don’t need to use an ax to bust up the ice on Plum Creek.

    Lol..I drove by the plum creek today on the way to the Cities. I normally don’t go that way but changed it up a bit.


    In college I went to the Laura Ingels Wilder museum with a girl, trying to win points… fail… lol!!!

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    Slap Shot wrote:


    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Conserving for what? Our water tables are replenished each year. This isn’t California.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Conserving for what? Our water tables are replenished each year. This isn’t California.

    It’s not an unlimited resource. As the metro grows and uses more water the water table can get stressed. During this summers drought some private Wells started going dry if they were not deep enough.

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    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Conserving for what? Our water tables are replenished each year. This isn’t California.


    If you’re using municipal water it’s often pumped from an aquifer then treated with chemicals before you spray it on your grass. All of that is avoided if you don’t water your lawn. While conserving the water is less critical in Minnesota, you’re also conserving everything else.

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    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Conserving for what? Our water tables are replenished each year. This isn’t California.


    If you’re using municipal water it’s often pumped from an aquifer then treated with chemicals before you spray it on your grass. All of that is avoided if you don’t water your lawn. While conserving the water is less critical in Minnesota, you’re also conserving everything else.

    Also unless you are one of the few residential customers with a deduct meter on your irrigation system you are paying for waste water treatment on water that is used on your yard vs going down the sanitary sewer system.

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    Bladepuller wrote:


    JC65 wrote:


    Bertogliat wrote:


    Slap Shot wrote:


    I read there’s been a slowly, slowly growing trend of people weighing the pros and cons of keeping their lawns completely plush vs. conserving water.

    Conserving for what? Our water tables are replenished each year. This isn’t California.


    If you’re using municipal water it’s often pumped from an aquifer then treated with chemicals before you spray it on your grass. All of that is avoided if you don’t water your lawn. While conserving the water is less critical in Minnesota, you’re also conserving everything else.

    Also unless you are one of the few residential customers with a deduct meter on your irrigation system you are paying for waste water treatment on water that is used on your yard vs going down the sanitary sewer system.

    Sure. It’s not cheap but I’m not talking about keeping it lush and green, like I do. People will end up using more water to germinate seed to replace the dead grass than they would if they watered a little each week to keep it from dying in the first place.

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    [mention]Bertogliat[/mention] I agree with you there. I gambled and lost. Didn’t think it would die off completely.

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    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.


    What’s shot with it? You can replace the thermostats and elements for less than $100 and have it done in an hour.

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    There’s some space between a golf course like lawn and dead grass. :)

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    gator wrote:


    Our water heater is shot. Went out on Tuesday. We have a home warranty with THS. It’s a $100 deductible, but it’s on their time. It’s going to get fixed, beats shelling out $600 myself and installing. I can live with no hot water, I feel like Charles Ingels on ‘Little House on the Prairie’. Just my wife and 3 kids under 11 can’t.


    What’s shot with it? You can replace the thermostats and elements for less than $100 and have it done in an hour.


    It’s probably the same water heater from 1998 when house was built. THS even came out and said it was shot. Cause I needed them to come out to evaluate the tank to have it covered. It’s just going to cost us about $175 for a $1,800 install. We have the option to upgrade from a 40 gal. tank to a 50 gal. tank. And I’m consider installing a anode rod. Though I have a water softener, so I might not need an anode rod.

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    This may be a phone setting issue, but I’m curious. When I’m scrolling down GPL threads and someone has imbedded a video it will auto play even if I don’t click it. Is that a site setting or a phone setting? Just curious how I can change that so it doesn’t stop the music I’m listening to or a podcast. Thanks!

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    #firstworldproblem

    I like to check Twitter while following games of any type. We have a streaming service and tweets are about 30 seconds ahead of the broadcast so I’m notified of big plays before they happen on TV.

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    This may be a phone setting issue, but I’m curious. When I’m scrolling down GPL threads and someone has imbedded a video it will auto play even if I don’t click it. Is that a site setting or a phone setting? Just curious how I can change that so it doesn’t stop the music I’m listening to or a podcast. Thanks!


    I think it’s a browser setting for whatever internet platform you use. I use Safari and don’t have a problem with auto play so I just looked it up and Chrome made some changes a couple years back to be able to control auto play in order to reduce cellular data for users.

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    My wife’s ex husband… his lost, my gain.

    Though complete loser and deadbeat when it comes to the kids. I’m just the stepdad and I would risk and doing anything for those 3 kids if it meant for their better well being. And’s he’s their biological father and does not care, unless it benefits. Some folks in this group know some of the details, stories and the hell hole my wife and the kids went through while she was marriage to him. I know lots of stories, but my wife won’t tell me much more. Cause she knows it boils my blood what he did to her and especially the middle kid.

    I for one know we all make bad choices in life and have to live with the consequences. Though when it comes to making life a hell hole towards your wife and especially your kids. God’s grace is a bit harder to swallow.

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    Getting 1.6 inches of rain right in the middle of corn harvest season. I have about 3 full days left of harvesting and now that will be pushed back. I also gave away my tix to Fridays game thinking no way I could go because of harvesting :chainsaw: :censored:

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    Getting 1.6 inches of rain right in the middle of corn harvest season. I have about 3 full days left of harvesting and now that will be pushed back. I also gave away my tix to Fridays game thinking no way I could go because of harvesting :chainsaw: :censored:


    Agree… no rain all summer and it decides to rain during harvest.

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    Goddamn cancer.

    This morning we went to the funeral for one of my daughter’s best friends since grade school. Our family has become friends with this remarkable family and their daughter battled with courage, dignity, and hope. In June/July optimism was high, they joined us in mid-July for dinner and sunset cruise at our cabin. Around Labor Day they found out their optimism was short lived and she died last week.

    She was 25.

    For those I may be friends with on FB you may recall some friendly banter through the years with a friend about buying cars for our daughters, this was one of his twin daughters.

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    Goddamn cancer.

    This morning we went to the funeral for one of my daughter’s best friends since grade school. Our family has become friends with this remarkable family and their daughter battled with courage, dignity, and hope. In June/July optimism was high, they joined us in mid-July for dinner and sunset cruise at our cabin. Around Labor Day they found out their optimism was short lived and she died last week.

    She was 25.

    For those I may be friends with on FB you may recall some friendly banter through the years with a friend about buying cars for our daughters, this was one of his twin daughters.

    So sorry man.

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    Yeah not even sure what to say other than I am sorry for you and your family’s loss. Knock on wood I haven’t been through a cancer battle with a friend and/or family and don’t want to. Damnit.

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    Goddamn cancer.

    This morning we went to the funeral for one of my daughter’s best friends since grade school. Our family has become friends with this remarkable family and their daughter battled with courage, dignity, and hope. In June/July optimism was high, they joined us in mid-July for dinner and sunset cruise at our cabin. Around Labor Day they found out their optimism was short lived and she died last week.

    She was 25.

    For those I may be friends with on FB you may recall some friendly banter through the years with a friend about buying cars for our daughters, this was one of his twin daughters.

    I almost posted something very similar Saturday once we got back home… just gutted and felt the need to vent. Cancer :censored: ing sucks.

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    Twitter app on my iPhone updated yesterday. It now has the default screen as the “Home” tweets and I need to slide over to the “Latest Tweets.” I always had it on Latest Tweets and now there is no option to put it back.

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    No tweeting for me, but when updating my Dell laptop yesterday I received a message that it doesn’t meet the new standards required to run Windows 11. :conf2: This was on a top of the line Dell for which I paid over $1,500 just a few years ago, one that I’ve always kept undated and current. :censored:

    I don’t use the laptop very often, so I see no reason to upgrade and purchase a new Windows 11 capable machine. Any advice appreciated.

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    Does it give any specifics about what standard isn’t being met? I haven’t tried upgrading to Windows 11 yet, but I’d expect there to be some additional details provided.

    Also, maybe test with with tool referenced here:

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications

    Off the cuff, I’d guess the “Trusted platform module 2.0” may be it, but there’s a test utility mentioned in there that may tell you more.

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    Thank you Steve MN, but I’ve decided to hold off upgrading – or replacing altogether – for a couple more years, or until the process is made easier for average non-technical users like myself.

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    Thank you Steve MN, but I’ve decided to hold off upgrading – or replacing altogether – for a couple more years, or until the process is made easier for average non-technical users like myself.

    If you’ve got questions or anything on this, feel free to PM me here, but Windows 10 is going to be just fine for a while yet, so I wouldn’t be rushing either.

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    Grilling in the dark at 5:30 pm….as it snows.

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    Thank you Steve MN, but I’ve decided to hold off upgrading – or replacing altogether – for a couple more years, or until the process is made easier for average non-technical users like myself.

    Sounds like you don’t care too much (and I can’t blame you at all on that), but in some of my normal reading on such things, there appears to be a way to stop certain checks during the upgrade, including the ones that seem most likely to be the issue for you.

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    Last week we got a notice about a COVID vaccine clinic at our daughter’s middle school so we signed her up. The clinic is tomorrow and during school hours so it’s extremely convenient for her. Today we get a note sent home and an email that she’s not eligible because it’s only for 12+ (she’s 11).

    The timing of them scheduling this was shortly after the pediatric vaccine was approved and the district said anyone at the school was eligible, but it annoys me that we’re just finding out and the timing of the school announcing and doing it (right after the pediatric approval) is just terrible. They could have done a 12+ vaccine anytime since school started back in September.

    At least there are other options available but none are that convenient. Fortunately we can take some time off from work to get her to an appointment but there are a lot of people who probably don’t have the flexibility we have.

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    The supply chain shortage has caught up to me. Normally, I wait until March to order the chemicals that I need for my crops that year. It is a pretty expensive cost for me, so I like to wait. Last year I had problems getting the stuff I needed, and my supplier, warned me that I may want to order them earlier this year. So, I went to order them yesterday, and almost everything I use is not available. So, I had to pivot and buy a different type of spray. Well, that meant I had to go to the people who I bought my seed from and cancel those orders and reorder seed that will work with the new chemicals I had to buy. To top it off, they are requiring me to pick up the chemicals when they get them next week and take them home. Problem is, I don’t have any heated sheds other than my garage attached to my house( most of the stuff can not freeze or they are useless). So, I now have to try to make room for these chemicals over the winter, and hopefully I can still get my vehicle in the garage. I have a feeling there will be a lot of weedy fields this year and many farmers will be digging out cultivators from the groves to do it old school… :censored:

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    Supply chain issues are just confusing now. First it was toilet paper in spring 2020 and then other sundries at the grocery store. The thought was demand was higher than supply. It just grew from there; ammo for guns, microchips for everything, and now farm chemicals. What is the common link? I don’t believe it’s labor related but who knows?

    Car lots are very sparse, at least here in Mankato. I haven’t seen a full shelf of ammo since 2019 in any store. Before I left my weekend gig with Pepsi they were slimming down their brands because of aluminum and sweetener shortages. They still haven’t returned all of their brands from pre-pandemic. In my main job of industrial pipe welding we have seen ebbs and flows of material availability with stainless being the most volatile in both pricing and availability.

    It’s all just confusing and frustrating all around.

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    Not much gets manufactured in this country anymore is the short answer.

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    Supply chain issues are just confusing now. First it was toilet paper in spring 2020 and then other sundries at the grocery store. The thought was demand was higher than supply. It just grew from there; ammo for guns, microchips for everything, and now farm chemicals. What is the common link? I don’t believe it’s labor related but who knows?

    Car lots are very sparse, at least here in Mankato. I haven’t seen a full shelf of ammo since 2019 in any store. Before I left my weekend gig with Pepsi they were slimming down their brands because of aluminum and sweetener shortages. They still haven’t returned all of their brands from pre-pandemic. In my main job of industrial pipe welding we have seen ebbs and flows of material availability with stainless being the most volatile in both pricing and availability.

    It’s all just confusing and frustrating all around.

    Some people are still hoarding things. Ammo is one for sure. I have several co-workers who routinely share photos and brag about their ever expanding collection of firearms and ammunition. “You never know when I won’t be able to get it, or they won’t let me buy it any more.” They have shelves upon shelves of it.

    So while supply chains are an issue, people hoarding things still aren’t helping either.

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    Supply chain issues are just confusing now. First it was toilet paper in spring 2020 and then other sundries at the grocery store. The thought was demand was higher than supply. It just grew from there; ammo for guns, microchips for everything, and now farm chemicals. What is the common link? I don’t believe it’s labor related but who knows?

    Car lots are very sparse, at least here in Mankato. I haven’t seen a full shelf of ammo since 2019 in any store. Before I left my weekend gig with Pepsi they were slimming down their brands because of aluminum and sweetener shortages. They still haven’t returned all of their brands from pre-pandemic. In my main job of industrial pipe welding we have seen ebbs and flows of material availability with stainless being the most volatile in both pricing and availability.

    It’s all just confusing and frustrating all around.

    Some people are still hoarding things. Ammo is one for sure. I have several co-workers who routinely share photos and brag about their ever expanding collection of firearms and ammunition. “You never know when I won’t be able to get it, or they won’t let me buy it any more.” They have shelves upon shelves of it.

    So while supply chains are an issue, people hoarding things still aren’t helping either.

    I don’t get the ammo hoarding thing really. Take me for instance, I only duck and pheasant hunt so that is a particular set of ammo that I will purchase. The three sizes of shot that I use for that have rarely been on the shelf at Fleet Farm or Scheels here in Mankato. Now I don’t drive all over the countryside like my future son-in-law does to find ammo that he probably won’t even shoot this year. I had enough ammo left over from last year to go out a couple weekends this fall. I checked a hand full of times for ammo and it wasn’t on the shelf so I didn’t hunt after I was out. It didn’t feed some fire in me to hoard ammo every time I see it on the shelf throughout the year. The sad thing is you hear that it may take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to get ammo shelves full like they were in 2019.

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    People must be preparing for the zombie apocalypse…..

    My simple answer to many of the world’s problems is to stop growing the human population. :mrgreen:

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    Not much gets manufactured in this country anymore is the short answer.

    This is a huge part of it. The US relies upon foreign imports to a significant degree – much of which comes from countries that are not as free flowing as the US when it comes to the workforce post the worst of the pandemic.

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    I don’t get the ammo hoarding thing really. Take me for instance, I only duck and pheasant hunt so that is a particular set of ammo that I will purchase. The three sizes of shot that I use for that have rarely been on the shelf at Fleet Farm or Scheels here in Mankato. Now I don’t drive all over the countryside like my future son-in-law does to find ammo that he probably won’t even shoot this year. I had enough ammo left over from last year to go out a couple weekends this fall. I checked a hand full of times for ammo and it wasn’t on the shelf so I didn’t hunt after I was out. It didn’t feed some fire in me to hoard ammo every time I see it on the shelf throughout the year. The sad thing is you hear that it may take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to get ammo shelves full like they were in 2019.

    Both of them regularly shoot at ranges, go trap shooting, go hunting in multiple states, etc. So I believe they go through more ammo that your average Joe. Based on what they have told me, they feel that there will come a time in the very near future that 1) you will not be able to buy many types of ammo other than a few very specific types for hunting and 2) that people will be coming to take away your guns and ammo even if legally owned. So they buy it regularly and have cases and cases of multiple types of rounds for their multiple firearms. For personal use present, future, and anticipated need. Right or wrong, it is their opinion and their main rationale for hoarding that much. Right now, one of them has said “if I see it, I buy it” and bragged about him and a buddy or buddies, buying out one store shortly before rifle season opened this year.

    I could be walking a very fine line here, and this post can get deleted if necessary.

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    There are lots of factors, three examples:

    Nothing manufactured in the US and efficiency demanded that all slack in supply chains be eliminated in favor of “just in time” logistics. Which means if any link in the chain gets disrupted at all, everything falls apart.

    Then, at the outbreak of the pandemic, lots of stuff got shipped to places that don’t usually receive shipments. (Think containers of masks and gloves going to Namibia just as an example). Because these places have few exports, containers never got put back into the global pool, so then even containers became scarce for a while.

    Another example is currently the ships stacked up outside the ports on the west coast. Part of the problem is that there are empty containers stacked up in the ports. If there’s no room to offload full containers at the port, what do you do?

    https://twitter.com/business/status/1460786526518980611?s=20

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    g-manpuck wrote:


    I don’t get the ammo hoarding thing really. Take me for instance, I only duck and pheasant hunt so that is a particular set of ammo that I will purchase. The three sizes of shot that I use for that have rarely been on the shelf at Fleet Farm or Scheels here in Mankato. Now I don’t drive all over the countryside like my future son-in-law does to find ammo that he probably won’t even shoot this year. I had enough ammo left over from last year to go out a couple weekends this fall. I checked a hand full of times for ammo and it wasn’t on the shelf so I didn’t hunt after I was out. It didn’t feed some fire in me to hoard ammo every time I see it on the shelf throughout the year. The sad thing is you hear that it may take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to get ammo shelves full like they were in 2019.

    Both of them regularly shoot at ranges, go trap shooting, go hunting in multiple states, etc. So I believe they go through more ammo that your average Joe. Based on what they have told me, they feel that there will come a time in the very near future that 1) you will not be able to buy many types of ammo other than a few very specific types for hunting and 2) that people will be coming to take away your guns and ammo even if legally owned. So they buy it regularly and have cases and cases of multiple types of rounds for their multiple firearms. For personal use present, future, and anticipated need. Right or wrong, it is their opinion and their main rationale for hoarding that much. Right now, one of them has said “if I see it, I buy it” and bragged about him and a buddy or buddies, buying out one store shortly before rifle season opened this year.

    I could be walking a very fine line here, and this post can get deleted if necessary.

    Maybe they should set limits, like target did on TP during the shortage so it’s fair to all.

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    fightclub30 wrote:


    g-manpuck wrote:


    I don’t get the ammo hoarding thing really. Take me for instance, I only duck and pheasant hunt so that is a particular set of ammo that I will purchase. The three sizes of shot that I use for that have rarely been on the shelf at Fleet Farm or Scheels here in Mankato. Now I don’t drive all over the countryside like my future son-in-law does to find ammo that he probably won’t even shoot this year. I had enough ammo left over from last year to go out a couple weekends this fall. I checked a hand full of times for ammo and it wasn’t on the shelf so I didn’t hunt after I was out. It didn’t feed some fire in me to hoard ammo every time I see it on the shelf throughout the year. The sad thing is you hear that it may take anywhere from 3 to 5 years to get ammo shelves full like they were in 2019.

    Both of them regularly shoot at ranges, go trap shooting, go hunting in multiple states, etc. So I believe they go through more ammo that your average Joe. Based on what they have told me, they feel that there will come a time in the very near future that 1) you will not be able to buy many types of ammo other than a few very specific types for hunting and 2) that people will be coming to take away your guns and ammo even if legally owned. So they buy it regularly and have cases and cases of multiple types of rounds for their multiple firearms. For personal use present, future, and anticipated need. Right or wrong, it is their opinion and their main rationale for hoarding that much. Right now, one of them has said “if I see it, I buy it” and bragged about him and a buddy or buddies, buying out one store shortly before rifle season opened this year.

    I could be walking a very fine line here, and this post can get deleted if necessary.

    Maybe they should set limits, like target did on TP during the shortage so it’s fair to all.


    Most retail stores do so already. Generally only two small boxes, or one bulk. This is part of why people are stocking up again, because for the last few years now, many of the popular options are very limited supply. It has improved over the past couple months, where I see most stuff being on the shelf in at least limited quantity rather than not seeing it at all

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