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General Discussion / Re: White man shame thread[Golf]
« on: Today at 02:24:26 PM »
If I want to pay to be pissed off, I'll drive to work.

Tech Heads / Re: Who knows something about unlocking an iPhone
« on: August 28, 2015, 12:04:08 PM »
Since I don't have a smartphone, I didn't know about this, but I'm with AD on this one.

Oftentimes I'm out backpacking where there is no service whatsoever, can't even make a call.  If I had a smart phone I might want to play music or something, and this would disallow me to do that.

you can save music locally and play off-network. AD is just not happy with the way it works, as far as how you save those things.

Qubhed, she better treat you right or I swear to god I'll kill her.


sounds like you got substandard technique Private Tan

General Discussion / Re: What movie should I watch tonight
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:37:36 PM »
Trainwreck was great

you should torrent Trainwreck because it was great


General Discussion / Re: C++ / Pyton
« on: August 27, 2015, 08:36:28 PM »
that range would be extreme senior level. must be SF too?

all of them? why do people trust corporations to not rape them for every last thing they are worth? they do it to everything else, both historically and in the present.

The threat of the union is what keeps my non union job honest and equal w/o having to pay union dues.
Unions cost companies money so of course a smart business would just do things right so a union doesn't come in. They cost money because they can cause delays and encourage mediocrity. They also cost lots of money in attorneys fees. If your talking about a union that represents workers in corporations, don't ever go to a union for pay or benefits. Unions don't call shots, they don't set salaries, they don't determine benefits (unless of course they come from the union and still, good luck with them being any better than obamacare). Every corporation in America that has a labor attorney pays their non-union employees the same as their unionized employees. They have the same benefits. They have the same rules and procedures. Two differences:
1. Unionized workers can file grievances. Is that an advantage? Not really. Your shop steward and local business agent come to an agreement and most of the time, it's agreeing with management. If you violated a policy (which are all in the union contract) they won't give a damn (open and shut).
2. Unionized workers won't receive any type of payment incentives that non-union employees will be eligible for (the unions never want them, it encourages working harder/might get the job done in less hours -- less pay for the union). The unions need dues to subsist. I've personally seen the Teamsters open up a negotiation with "give us Dues check off and you can write the rest of the contract".

For anyone that doesn't know, dues check off means the employer authorizes the union to automatically deduct your union dues from your paycheck and electronically transfer it straight to the union. Otherwise the union has to try to collect from everybody and that costs them money in collecting and processing. Dues check off is a complete win for the union and once they're paid, they really don't care.

If you are the minority union worker that works at a port or mega-trade, you're doing OK and congrats on that hook up (since it takes a hook up to even get into one of those jobs). Retail/hotel/security/warehousing -- you lose your ass. Don't work in these industries for pay unless you plan on becoming mid-senior level management.

Sure, that's everything wrong with the way unions can be run. Wasn't always like that. However, if you don't think Unions do have some impact in workers rights/compensation then you aren't being intellectually honest. My Dad was an uneducated grunt mechanic working night shifts for 25 years. We always had good medical coverage and he put me through 4 years of college and was prepared to do the same for my younger brother. We both went to private HS 'til by bro fucked that up. We rarely had new shit, but all our necessities were taken care of. If you think businesses - especially large corporations - would happily give that out without needing to, then we'll have to just disagree.

General Discussion / Re: What movie should I watch tonight
« on: August 27, 2015, 02:54:59 PM »
the fattening popcorn is always good

Poppa Smurf showing Smurfette the 4 finger Shocker. Sly old dog.

Spamalot / Re: fitness stuuuuuuufffffff
« on: August 27, 2015, 02:46:28 PM »
if you ain't bleaching the pooper, you ain't tryin'

Spamalot / Re: I am smart phone retarded (SEAR HELP PLZ)
« on: August 27, 2015, 01:12:23 PM »
also, you can text voice messages. Recording a memo and doing it later would suck.

I need to email a voice recording to a student practicing for a speech contest

That may be a highly particular circumstance, but you'll never convince me it's not stupid that there's a perfectly good file sitting on my phone that I can't do anything with because the only way to access it is through the app I recorded it in, which can only play it or delete it. And even if it's particular, I seem to be running into this /type/ of problem left and right just doing day-to-day stuff since I got the phone. Even if other people don't it still just seems...stupid.

I'd say you're just the Android prototype user. Sounds like you'll only be happy with them. I've had to support them, IT-wise, and I can tell you it's much easier and more secure to use iPhone. Since it's a business tool for me it just needs to work and be secure. Those aren't your concerns, so stick with what you like. Android was also way more wonky at release, which also gave me greater affinity for iOS. I doubt that's the same on higher end Android these days.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS Lambda + API Gateway Awesomness
« on: August 27, 2015, 09:19:13 AM »
Gotcha. Was hoping to grab a beer or something.

Tech Heads / Re: AWS Lambda + API Gateway Awesomness
« on: August 26, 2015, 10:00:28 PM »

You going to be in Vegas?

No, he's probably dirty.

General Discussion / Re: Does TZT like poetry?
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:23:51 PM »
I took a really good poetry class in college, that made me like it, but I never followed up. I did save the book though.

General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:12:43 PM »
Never had time to learn an instrument. My little bro bought me an acoustic once and I started practicing a bit, building strength, but I was finishing up my Comp Sci degree at the time and programming ate up what ever spare time I had out of work.

I loved playing drums on Rock Band and have always loved the sound of the cello.

Come from a Union family. There were 2 times while growing up that my Dad had to strike. Didn't affect me too much, but I'm sure it was hard on the parentals. My Dad is now Teamsters New Orleans local President.

Never heard textroverts and I feel that the definition of trolling is wrong.

or they're doing it wrong

in other unrelated news i've wacked off 5 times in the last 2 days. Thrice yesterday and twice today. lately i've legitimately gone a week before realizing 'man, i havn't beaten off in more than week, i probably should' but in the last 2 days everything i've seen has made me want to pop open porn hub and rub one out. I'd have hit 3 today already but had to work a bit late, but hey, the nights still young and murdering an asian guy is giving me half a chubby atm.

Do yourself a solid: pornmd

General Discussion / Re: Do you dudes use Quora?
« on: August 26, 2015, 03:13:55 PM »
Yes, I have an account, and have for a few years now. I mostly follow the random shit that gets emailed me, if it sounds interesting.

Spamalot / Re: Just got maced
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:59:08 PM »
they exist

Spamalot / Re: I am smart phone retarded (SEAR HELP PLZ)
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:35:14 PM »
also, you can text voice messages. Recording a memo and doing it later would suck.

Spamalot / Re: I am smart phone retarded (SEAR HELP PLZ)
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:32:54 PM »
If you have Mac, AirDrop accomplishes this pretty easily. Otherwise, yes, file transfers suck. Use fuckin DropBox like to told you to in the other thread!

Spamalot / Re: Need a desk chair that doesn't suck
« on: August 26, 2015, 02:21:33 PM »
right angles at elbows and knees. Shoulder relaxed. Your eyes should be level with the top of your monitor, such that you are slightly looking down/neutral.

Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 25, 2015, 11:36:15 PM »
If you subscribe to the informal it's an eggscelent word.

Spamalot / Re: Back to the drawing board
« on: August 25, 2015, 11:30:28 PM »
Part of the issue is getting out of there as he's said in the past.

I'm a little curious as to where your GF fits into all of this. It seems like you two are committed to each other in the future, where does she live? Why cant you two move in together or away together? Sell everything you own if it gives you a few thousand dollars to get out. It's fucking hard but maybe you need to go get a $8 an hour job at McDonalds, work there for 3 months while your contract runs out and don't spend a single dime of the McDonalds money and you should have enough to move away. It will fucking suck and you'll be tired but better to do it at 28 than 35.

Arizona is plenty cheap and beautiful with no lack of jobs. Just saying, I would never move back to the DC area unless I was making several hundred thousand a year.


I took the job in DC knowing the minimum I needed to survive. I got just enough to pack up all my shit and move across country. If it fell through, I was ruined. I was 33.

I now live in a vacation city, with near perfect weather. In the next 2 years, I will have tripled my initial salary - quintupled the job I had before. If the company is solid and the job appears solid, you have to consider moving. It's too expensive to live where you are and it's preventing you from making the moves you want to make.

Spamalot / Re: This cant be real v. 2 -- extremely unrealer edition
« on: August 21, 2015, 02:33:47 PM »
grats old man skarz

Tech Heads / Re: Who knows something about unlocking an iPhone
« on: August 17, 2015, 11:58:49 PM »
I'll play devils advocate as a tech nerd.

I still want local storage for my music because streaming sucks + uses bandwidth.

Also want it for single player games, and storing my TBs of photos (which is admittedly a corner case).

There's a lot of cases where I want local storage for very specific reasons.

Cloud storage kicks ass though for a ton of things - esp. important documents, code, bookmarks, jpg photos (vs raw), etc. etc.

I mostly agree with your and AD's issues, as I liked having access to the local data when I jailbroke my OG iPhone. I finally have enough experience to be hopeful on the future of cloud storage. If you have good network at the home or office, there's no need to keep local data. If we ever get to a place where we have 1 GbE to the home and crazy LTE+ speeds, all over the country, cloud storage will become mainstream.

Once I sack up and plan it out, I am going to move my long term shit to Glacier in AWS. $.01/GB is hard to beat for data you know you won't touch except to recover after a catastrophe.

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