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Be sure to let us know how that works out for you.
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Company I work for throwing a 5'x'5 bin of electronics in the trash instead of recycling them. Not illegal in Va shows no "Integrity" which is number 1 on the list of the company creed. I refused to assist in doing so. I said it was like dumping used oil on the ground
Integrity my fricken ASS. Bunch of fricken religious hypocrites is what they are
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Wow someone got piss in their cornflakes. Dude is FWIW a pretty generic term used as a catchall in many parts of North America. It's far from an insult and nothing to lash out about. It's a guy thing and many of us use it. Assuming you are male is not really a stretch.
Speak for yourself.
I will thanks and the negative karma as always appreciated.
You are flaming. Not making any sense anymore.
Actually I'm cisgender but do try to keep an open mind and be welcoming to all.
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Gift
I honestly have no idea what that means.

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I honestly have no idea what that means.

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English is a funny language and I'm sure someone here will get the joke. BTW that's all it is, a joke. I couldn't resist though and it is kinda funny when you get it. I am however cisgender and stand by that statement.
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Well, more eye-rolling than being pissed off but....

My 88 year-old, technologically illiterate mother decided to ditch her expensive land line ($75/month, really??) for a smart phone. My sister and I had decided she should have a simple cell phone for roadside and other emergencies, but she never remembered to charge it, and I think she never got the hang of it (such as actually pushing the send button after entering the number ).

So, enter the smart phone. A friend took her up to get it, and supposedly they helped her set it up. Later that day a neighbor came up to help her again with some detail.

She came up to visit me yesterday, I spent 45 minutes adding contacts and going over basic calling functions, etc. She called me last night, and I thought everything was going fine for the moment until she announced that the neighbor came up again because she wasn't able to call out.

This could be a very long month.....
https://www.onedirect.it/motorola-fw200l-telefono-fisso-con-sim?fee=10&fep=111720&LGWCODE=MOFW200L;123779;2389&gclid=CjwKCAiA4Y7yBRB8EiwADV1hadFtV44iyvsS-efEyMpsatRhr_Brv9N_o4Dz6IaCr7ffFJ0Z2accBBoCMfcQAvD_BwE

Table phone with sim card.
Well, that's an interesting option... But does she need to learn Italian? Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
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Well, that's an interesting option... But does she need to learn Italian? Razz emoticon Laughing emoticon
You don't need to know Italian, just brand and model.
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Ugh... we have been so spoilt this winter but not today. Today is the 2nd day I've had to go heated vest/gloves and a balaclava for my morning commute and it was a chilly one. Hopefully this is just a brief cold snap and we aren't headed for a late spring. We've had a couple of winters that have started late with the cold and hung around pretty late. I bought a heated helmet/visor and have been slacking with getting it hooked up. I think I may want to get around to that, couldn't put the visor down unless I was really moving this morning and downtown TO traffic is not really know allowing that.
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This place is hilarious these days, reporting him for what exactly?
Flaming.
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This forum is a joke these days, some of you seriously need to get out a bit more.
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This forum is a joke these days, some of you seriously need to get out a bit more.
Cabin fever is setting in.
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This forum is a joke these days, some of you seriously need to get out a bit more.
Cabin fever is setting in.
Corona Cabin Fever, the new novel one, apparently.
Way, way worse than any run of the mill cabin "fever", which until now has been loosely associated with disco, bingo, and the waltz.
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This forum is a joke these days, some of you seriously need to get out a bit more.
Cabin fever is setting in.
Corona Cabin Fever, the new novel one, apparently.
Way, way worse than any run of the mill cabin "fever", which until now has been loosely associated with disco, bingo, and the waltz.
Whatever it is it's making me want to come unhinged. Oh wait that has happened already.

Moving along. I'll just come unglued next time.🤠
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This forum is a joke these days, some of you seriously need to get out a bit more.
Cabin fever is setting in.
Corona Cabin Fever, the new novel one, apparently.
Way, way worse than any run of the mill cabin "fever", which until now has been loosely associated with disco, bingo, and the waltz.
Maybe, seems that way a little but not as bad as SARS. I'm seeing less people wearing masks and less panic this time and I've live in the same place then which is only a few blocks from Chinatown. SARS really hurt a lot of businesses and it not that bad here or at least not yet.

Yeah this place has gotten a little crazy but hopefully it settles down soon. I'll put my faith in the moderators and I understand that moderating a place like this is not an easy thing to do.
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Yeah this place has gotten a little crazy but hopefully it settles down soon. I'll put my faith in the moderators and I understand that moderating a place like this is not an easy thing to do.
And maybe a little forgiveness from your heart.
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Yeah this place has gotten a little crazy but hopefully it settles down soon. I'll put my faith in the moderators and I understand that moderating a place like this is not an easy thing to do.
And maybe a little forgiveness from your heart.
Sure.

We all have our own demons to fight and occasionally go tilting at windmills, it happens. There are a lot of great folks here with stories to tell and knowledge to pass along both in life and scooter maintenance. I think there is a book out there kind of along those lines.

The more we try and get along and the more civil we are to each other the better this place is. There are other boards out there for the other stuff.

If you don't get along with someone or something they do gets user your skin for whatever reason just ignore them or come to terms with each other. That's something I need to learn myself and it isn't easy.
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Yeah this place has gotten a little crazy but hopefully it settles down soon. I'll put my faith in the moderators and I understand that moderating a place like this is not an easy thing to do.
And maybe a little forgiveness from your heart.
Sure.

We all have our own demons to fight and occasionally go tilting at windmills, it happens. There are a lot of great folks here with stories to tell and knowledge to pass along both in life and scooter maintenance. I think there is a book out there kind of along those lines.

The more we try and get along and the more civil we are to each other the better this place is. There are other boards out there for the other stuff.

If you don't get along with someone or something they do gets user your skin for whatever reason just ignore them or come to terms with each other. That's something I need to learn myself and it isn't easy.
MV if not allowing me to give you another thumbs up. But you deserve it.
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Yeah this place has gotten a little crazy but hopefully it settles down soon. I'll put my faith in the moderators and I understand that moderating a place like this is not an easy thing to do.
And maybe a little forgiveness from your heart.
Sure.

We all have our own demons to fight and occasionally go tilting at windmills, it happens. There are a lot of great folks here with stories to tell and knowledge to pass along both in life and scooter maintenance. I think there is a book out there kind of along those lines.

The more we try and get along and the more civil we are to each other the better this place is. There are other boards out there for the other stuff.

If you don't get along with someone or something they do gets user your skin for whatever reason just ignore them or come to terms with each other. That's something I need to learn myself and it isn't easy.
MV if not allowing me to give you another thumbs up. But you deserve it.
Thanks Max.
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Maybe, seems that way a little but not as bad as SARS. I'm seeing less people wearing masks and less panic this time and I've live in the same place then which is only a few blocks from Chinatown. SARS really hurt a lot of businesses and it not that bad here or at least not yet.
Maybe not as bad as SARS for your area, but this outbreak has been worse in terms of infected/deaths for at least a week now worldwide. I did not know until I just looked it up, but SARS did make it to Toronto in 2003 so yeah I can see how that would take its toll in your local area. AFAIK, Coronavirus has not made it to Toronto or NYC yet, I think I did hear of one person in Boston infected a few days ago.

I'm not one to panic or have been worried about this at all, and still aren't.

SARS outbreak 2003 total infected 8,096, todal deaths 774, fatality = 9.6%:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome#Toronto

Coronavirus outbreak as of today: ~65,000 infected, 1384 deaths, fatality = 2.14%
https://www.livescience.com/new-china-coronavirus-faq.html

Coronavirus is more easily transmissible, but not as fatal as of today.

I also swear I saw a headline yesterday that some researchers were able to find an antidote something like 3 hrs after receiving a sample of the virus. But I did not read the article to see if it was legit, nor can I find the article now.

EDIT: I apologize, I thought I was replying to a comment of yours in the Coronavirus thread, didn't realize it was the pissed off thread. I'm not pissed.
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Maybe, seems that way a little but not as bad as SARS. I'm seeing less people wearing masks and less panic this time and I've live in the same place then which is only a few blocks from Chinatown. SARS really hurt a lot of businesses and it not that bad here or at least not yet.
Maybe not as bad as SARS for your area, but this outbreak has been worse in terms of infected/deaths for at least a week now worldwide. I did not know until I just looked it up, but SARS did make it to Toronto in 2003 so yeah I can see how that would take its toll in your local area. AFAIK, Coronavirus has not made it to Toronto or NYC yet, I think I did hear of one person in Boston infected a few days ago.

I'm not one to panic or have been worried about this at all, and still aren't.

SARS outbreak 2003 total infected 8,096, todal deaths 774, fatality = 9.6%:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severe_acute_respiratory_syndrome#Toronto

Coronavirus outbreak as of today: ~65,000 infected, 1384 deaths, fatality = 2.14%
https://www.livescience.com/new-china-coronavirus-faq.html

Coronavirus is more easily transmissible, but not as fatal as of today.

I also swear I saw a headline yesterday that some researchers were able to find an antidote something like 3 hrs after receiving a sample of the virus. But I did not read the article to see if it was legit, nor can I find the article now.

EDIT: I apologize, I thought I was replying to a comment of yours in the Coronavirus thread, didn't realize it was the pissed off thread. I'm not pissed.
Well posting in the wrong thread can piss you off So there you go...

We'll see what happens with this but here the news has really slowed down. Page one of the big paper in TO has nothing on it and the big national paper has a story but realties to the issues in China with the virus and nothing here at home. This is not I think going to be the "big" one but it's scary to think that with all the science and technology we have today a major outbreak can really, really cause problems. It's really only been I guess not much more than 50-60 years that flying has been commonplace for the public. That's a blip in history and a major outbreak with all the International travel now would be bad news. From the looks of things this outbreak has been handled pretty well in trying to contain it and the media hasn't overhyped it too much, at least over here. Mind you , you still can't buy a surgical mask here for love or money as they've been sold out for weeks.

Pissing me off today? This damn cold. It's freezing here and the wind is picking up. My riding is strictly task oriented now, so work and groceries only etc. Got stuck in traffic yesterday without my heated glove liners and I thought my finger tips would snap off. Can't use the heated grips in stop and go traffic as the battery indicator kicks in and the grips turn off. I'm going to look in to fixing that for next winter. At least I has it changed so they were re-wired to turn off with the bike otherwise if you forget to turn them off good luck starting the next morning.

Just to prove how crazy Canadians can be... Yes that is an open patio today.
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Don't use fu&*ing thread lock red on caliper bracket bolts ok.
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EDIT: I apologize, I thought I was replying to a comment of yours in the Coronavirus thread, didn't realize it was the pissed off thread. I'm not pissed.
It's so virulent that it's infecting other threads too.
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2 days of heat, tapping, PB blaster, torqueing, almost breaking, torching, tapping etc etc.

Don't use fu&*ing thread lock red on caliper bracket bolts ok.
..and this is the thread for feeling BLUE
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EDIT: I apologize, I thought I was replying to a comment of yours in the Coronavirus thread, didn't realize it was the pissed off thread. I'm not pissed.
It's so virulent that it's infecting other threads too.
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Ugh... we have been so spoilt this winter but not today. Today is the 2nd day I've had to go heated vest/gloves and a balaclava for my morning commute and it was a chilly one. Hopefully this is just a brief cold snap and we aren't headed for a late spring. We've had a couple of winters that have started late with the cold and hung around pretty late. I bought a heated helmet/visor and have been slacking with getting it hooked up. I think I may want to get around to that, couldn't put the visor down unless I was really moving this morning and downtown TO traffic is not really know allowing that.
-30? You haven't lived. I used to live out west in the real Ontario on the shores of Superior. Didn't plug the car in until -25, if you could find it when parked outside. Car tyres would be square or felt like it at -40.
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Ugh... we have been so spoilt this winter but not today. Today is the 2nd day I've had to go heated vest/gloves and a balaclava for my morning commute and it was a chilly one. Hopefully this is just a brief cold snap and we aren't headed for a late spring. We've had a couple of winters that have started late with the cold and hung around pretty late. I bought a heated helmet/visor and have been slacking with getting it hooked up. I think I may want to get around to that, couldn't put the visor down unless I was really moving this morning and downtown TO traffic is not really know allowing that.
-30? You haven't lived. I used to live out west in the real Ontario on the shores of Superior. Didn't plug the car in until -25, if you could find it when parked outside. Car tyres would be square or felt like it at -40.
I'm from Montreal so believe me I also know. However once you haven't been exposed for a while you lose some tolerance. Sort of like spicy food. Growing up plugging in the block heater was just a daily chore and we were all skilled at pushing cars out of ruts.

Funny thing is I remember as mods we were OK in the winter as you coukd get cold weather fish tail parkas and other warmer types of clothing fit the style. Rude boys dressed similar to mods so same deal. Chelsea's and Skinheads ( I hung with SHARPies) yeah a little tougher to stay warm as they loved their flight jackets and of course DM's. DM's were a terrible winter boot though maybe they have one now. The soles were slippery as hell on ice and they weren't lined at all.

I figure that's fitting commentary for a Vespa site that uses the mod rondel

Anyway today is beautiful and it's mind boggling it can go from freezing cold and having to wire up to riding without even the need for a neck warmer in less than 24 hours. If it is like this tomorrow I will be heading to the self serve car wash for a long overdue hose down of the rig.
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Wet afternoon here. Tow truck at a roundabout collecting a dropped scooter. Cop in attendance. Hope rider was ok.
Yeah, hope the rider's okay; but you had rain? In the North Island? How did that happen?
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znomit wrote:
Wet afternoon here. Tow truck at a roundabout collecting a dropped scooter. Cop in attendance. Hope rider was ok.
Yeah, hope the rider's okay; but you had rain? In the North Island? How did that happen?
Heavy rain, coincided exactly with my kids school triathlon. Many unprepared parents would love to comment in this thread!
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I've been a bad boy and we got kicked out from the what is cheering me up thread. I totally deserved it.

But what do I do now when I am cheerful?
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Max6200 wrote:
I've been a bad boy and we got kicked out from the what is cheering me up thread. I totally deserved it.

But what do I do now when I am cheerful?
Guess we wait for a part II . It'd be unethical for one of us to do it though

So until then I guess we post wherever the thought will work best.
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Not really pissing me off, more like stressing me out:

My mother wants to move back to the Dallas area, and is "expecting" my help, but hasn't asked for it. Well, the only thing she's asked for is to look at two places where she considered moving to. I didn't need to visit them, I know the area(s), and could make a recommendation from that (no).

About 10 years ago, when she moved back to Wisconsin, she stayed with my older brother and his family while she looked for a place. It was only supposed to be for a month or two. It ended up being closer to a year. She wanted to be close to her granddaughter (their child), but ended up moving to the other side of town. She doesn't drive, so it was on them to haul themselves across town to visit her when she wanted to see them. It ended up causing my brother to break all contact with her. Her emails to him get filtered directly to the trash. I don't want that to happen with me.

A little (more) background: My parents divorced when I was 4 or 5 years old, and my two brothers and I ended up with our dad. I have no memories of her being "mom" to us prior to the divorce. My earliest visual memory of her is from the summer between 1st & 2nd grade, when my dad sent us to live with her in Dallas while he moved the household back to Wisconsin from South Carolina. She did not participate in my upbringing, not even financially. I saw her maybe once every year or two. She's more like an aunt to me than a mother.

In one email she said she "expects" to be able to stay with us for a few days, but hasn't asked us.

Just venting. I know I need to talk with her about it, and clarify things.
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monogodo wrote:
Not really pissing me off, more like stressing me out:

Holy cow, you've got a challenge there. Kind of like walking through a minefield. Family stuff can be tough.....good luck!
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fledermaus wrote:
monogodo wrote:
Not really pissing me off, more like stressing me out:

Holy cow, you've got a challenge there. Kind of like walking through a minefield. Family stuff can be tough.....good luck!
Yup... family stuff can be one hell of a ride. Good luck x2 here!
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What's Pissing me off today? I installed 10 shutters in a customer's home, and those things are a bear to get just right. Customer is pretty happy (who in the heck puts plantation shutters on a house in Pennsylvania anyway?), but noticed one of the shutters is scratched. Shoot, shoot, double shoot. I am on hold with the manufacturer and I have to send them a pic of the minor light scratches.... I know they pack these things well, and there's no way we scratched it, because we treat these things like delicate little flowers.

And I still have one last one to install, next Tuesday. A shutter on a sliding patio door.... I just don't understand people.

And they didn't give me enough hardware or glue in my order!

Good thing I have my doggies at home.... they make a hard day better.
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Harbinger wrote:
fledermaus wrote:
monogodo wrote:
Not really pissing me off, more like stressing me out:

Holy cow, you've got a challenge there. Kind of like walking through a minefield. Family stuff can be tough.....good luck!
Yup... family stuff can be one hell of a ride. Good luck x2 here!
Thanks, guys.

I spoke with her today. She's pushing the move back to August. Her sister (my godmother) passed away last year, and they've finally gotten around to setting up the funeral mass for her this coming July. My mother really wants to attend it. She mentioned in her last email to me that if she's not able to set up the move on April 1, she'd push it to August 1, so that she could attend that mass. I suggested that she should push it to that date anyway, because it gives her more time to save for the move, and saves her having to pay to travel back up there for the mass. She agreed that's a good idea.

I feel a little better about it, but still have to discuss other issues with her.
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To add to the above:

Just over 5 years ago, my wife was diagnosed with VIN-3 (short version: pre-cancerous cells in a sensitive area). She underwent successful surgery to remove it, and recovered nicely. At the time, she was told that, even though they got it all, there's a 50-50 chance it could come back.

Well, it came back, and five months ago she again underwent successful surgery to have it removed. Again, she was told there's a 50-50 chance of recurrence.

She went in to the doctor earlier this month, and he took another biopsy, and is currently working on scheduling her in for yet another surgery, most likely on March 13. And as before, even if the surgery is 100% successful, there's that 50-50 chance it'll come back, and there's no telling how long it'll be if/when it returns. It could be 5 months like this time, or it could be 5 years like the previous time. Or it could never come back.

While it's not life-threatening, if left untreated, it could become so. And the hassle of going in for surgery every 5-months to 5 years (give or take a year or two) is really annoying.

We've both done our research into treatment options, and surgery is the best one. There's a laser treatment, but it's less effective, has a similar recovery period (with just as much discomfort), and has the same 50-50 recurrence rate. There's also an off-label topical medication treatment, but it's even less effective than laser, and retains the 50-50 recurrence effect, and being an off-label treatment it's not readily available.

So to summarize, F**k Cancer.
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Autodesk and licensing. that's it, that's all and it is REALLY pissing me off right now.
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