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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2020, 09:15:06 AM »

Morning, boyos.
Good morning, LTG. How was the long weekend?
The weekend, good. The last 2 days of virtual learning, not so much. Internet company isn't getting anywhere near the speeds into the house I should be getting. Technician is coming out Saturday. In the meantime, to avoid having to reset the router and modem every 30 minutes, the kids are running off my cell as a mobile hot spot. I won't have any music going while I work, but at least I won't hear them grumbling about how the internet is out. Lol
I am having a similar situation. Only need to reboot everything once a day though.
About halfway through the first morning, I called to have the speeds boosted. Went up to 200 mbps. Still only getting about 50-60 into the house, and that's on the hardline. So something is not quite right.
I think what is wrong is that the cable companies suck.
And they don't even provide my cable, just the internet. Probably why they're trying to screw me on speeds.
But yes, they all suck. I have 3 options here, as best as I can tell. Wow (who I have), AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T likes to jack around the prices on you, and Spectrum sucks so hard they might as well be in the middle of a 6-person gangbang.
maybe that's why I like Spectrum. 😊
Sounds right.  :D
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2020, 09:31:57 AM »

good morning.
any word on Rick?
17 red lights, 1 traffic accident, 1 work zone flagman.
labs done. infusion next, then EKG.
Time to fit a cigar in during the break?
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2020, 09:33:04 AM »

Morning, boyos.
Good morning, LTG. How was the long weekend?
The weekend, good. The last 2 days of virtual learning, not so much. Internet company isn't getting anywhere near the speeds into the house I should be getting. Technician is coming out Saturday. In the meantime, to avoid having to reset the router and modem every 30 minutes, the kids are running off my cell as a mobile hot spot. I won't have any music going while I work, but at least I won't hear them grumbling about how the internet is out. Lol
I am having a similar situation. Only need to reboot everything once a day though.
About halfway through the first morning, I called to have the speeds boosted. Went up to 200 mbps. Still only getting about 50-60 into the house, and that's on the hardline. So something is not quite right.
I think what is wrong is that the cable companies suck.
And they don't even provide my cable, just the internet. Probably why they're trying to screw me on speeds.
But yes, they all suck. I have 3 options here, as best as I can tell. Wow (who I have), AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T likes to jack around the prices on you, and Spectrum sucks so hard they might as well be in the middle of a 6-person gangbang.
maybe that's why I like Spectrum. 😊
I was wondering who would respond first... ;D
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 09:34:22 AM »

Morning JumpingJackTony, LoadingDave, and PokedProddedAndMeasuredDean.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2020, 09:35:02 AM »

First glance around doesn't show any deals or even any decent offerings today.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2020, 09:37:22 AM »

Today is Thursday, Sept. 10, the 254th day of 2020.
There are 112 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On Sept. 10, 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith, a Black student.


On this date:
In 1813, an American naval force commanded by Oliver H. Perry defeated the British in the Battle of Lake Erie during the War of 1812. (Afterward, Perry sent the message, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”)
In 1846, Elias Howe received a patent for his sewing machine.
In 1919, New York City welcomed home Gen. John J. Pershing and 25,000 soldiers who’d served in the U.S. First Division during World War I.

In 1935, Sen. Huey P. Long died in Baton Rouge two days after being shot in the Louisiana state Capitol, allegedly by Dr. Carl Weiss.
In 1960, Hurricane Donna, a dangerous Category 4 storm eventually blamed for 364 deaths, struck the Florida Keys.
In 1963, 20 Black students entered Alabama public schools following a standoff between federal authorities and Gov. George C. Wallace.

In 1987, Pope John Paul II arrived in Miami, where he was welcomed by President Ronald Reagan and first lady Nancy Reagan as he began a 10-day tour of the United States.
In 1991, the Senate Judiciary Committee opened hearings on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 2005, Cadaver dogs and boatloads of forensic workers fanned out across New Orleans to collect the corpses left behind by Hurricane Katrina; cleanup crews towed away abandoned cars and even began readying a hotel for reopening.

In 2006, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts defeated Eli Manning and the New York Giants 26-21 in the first NFL game to feature two brothers starting at quarterback.
In 2016, John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, was released from a Washington mental hospital for good.
In 2018, Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane as it closed in on North and South Carolina with winds up to 140 mph. The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington, citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2020, 09:38:13 AM »

Ten years ago: During a White House press conference, President Barack Obama blamed Republicans and election-year politics for thwarting his efforts to do more to spur a listless national economy. Juan Mari Bras, 82, an elder statesman of Puerto Rico’s independence movement, died in Rio Piedras.


Five years ago: Senate Democrats voted to uphold the hard-fought nuclear accord with Iran, overcoming ferocious Republican opposition. New York State approved gradually raising the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour [–] the first time any state had set the minimum that high.


One year ago: President Donald Trump abruptly forced out his national security adviser, John Bolton, with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and other global challenges. Conservative Republican Dan Bishop won a special election for an open House seat in North Carolina by a little more than two percentage points, averting a Democratic capture of a district held by the GOP for nearly six decades. Apple announced the launch of its own streaming television service, while also unveiling three new iPhones boasting an additional camera for taking pictures from extra-wide angles.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2020, 09:41:26 AM »

Today’s Birthdays:

Actor Philip Baker Hall is 89.
Greg Mullavey is 87.
Jazz vibraphonist Roy Ayers is 80.
Actor Tom Ligon is 80.
Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night) is 78.
Singer Jose Feliciano is 75.
Actor Judy Geeson is 72.
Former Canadian first lady Margaret Trudeau is 72.
Political commentator Bill O’Reilly is 71.
Rock musician Joe Perry (Aerosmith) is 70.
Country singer Rosie Flores is 70.
Actor Amy Irving is 67.
Actor-director Clark Johnson is 66.
Actor Kate Burton is 63.
Movie director Chris Columbus is 62. Actor Colin Firth is 60.
Rock singer-musician David Lowery (Cracker) is 60.
Actor Sean O’Bryan is 57.
Baseball Hall of Famer Randy Johnson is 57.
Raymond Cruz is 56.
Rock musician Robin Goodridge (Bush) is 55.
musician Stevie D. (Buckcherry) is 54.
Rock singer-musician Miles Zuniga (Fastball) is 54.
Actor Nina Repeta (NY’-nuh ruh-PEHT’-ah) is 53.
Rapper Big Daddy Kane is 52.
Movie director Guy Ritchie is 52.
Actor Johnathan Schaech (shehk) is 51.
Contemporary Christian singer Sara Groves is 48.
Actor Ryan Phillippe (FIHL’-ih-pee) is 46.
Actor Kyle Bornheimer is 45.
Actor Jacob Young is 41.
Rock musician Mikey Way (My Chemical Romance) is 40.
Olympic bronze medal figure skater Timothy Goebel (GAY’-bul) is 40.
Misty Copeland is 38.
MLB All-Star first-baseman Joey Votto (VAH’-toh) is 37.
Rock musician Matthew Followill (Kings of Leon) is 36.
Singer Ashley Monroe (Pistol Annies) is 34.
All-Star first-baseman Paul Goldschmidt is 33.
Sanjaya Malakar (san-JY’-uh MA’-luh-kar) (”American Idol”) is 31.
Actor Chandler Massey is 30.
Actor Hannah Hodson is 29.
Actor Gabriel Bateman is 16.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2020, 09:47:47 AM »

good morning.
any word on Rick?
17 red lights, 1 traffic accident, 1 work zone flagman.
labs done. infusion next, then EKG.
Time to fit a cigar in during the break?
no breaks. they have a pretty good system here and everything is in the same building now. I waited about 3 minutes for the labs, I usually turn the lights on, adjust the thermostat, and take my BP in the infusion room prior the PA hooking me up. EKG will be ready when I'm done.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2020, 09:49:48 AM »

Morning, boyos.
Good morning, LTG. How was the long weekend?
The weekend, good. The last 2 days of virtual learning, not so much. Internet company isn't getting anywhere near the speeds into the house I should be getting. Technician is coming out Saturday. In the meantime, to avoid having to reset the router and modem every 30 minutes, the kids are running off my cell as a mobile hot spot. I won't have any music going while I work, but at least I won't hear them grumbling about how the internet is out. Lol
I am having a similar situation. Only need to reboot everything once a day though.
About halfway through the first morning, I called to have the speeds boosted. Went up to 200 mbps. Still only getting about 50-60 into the house, and that's on the hardline. So something is not quite right.
I think what is wrong is that the cable companies suck.
And they don't even provide my cable, just the internet. Probably why they're trying to screw me on speeds.
But yes, they all suck. I have 3 options here, as best as I can tell. Wow (who I have), AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T likes to jack around the prices on you, and Spectrum sucks so hard they might as well be in the middle of a 6-person gangbang.
maybe that's why I like Spectrum. 😊
I was wondering who would respond first... ;D
I would've been surprised if it was anyone else. :D
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2020, 09:50:56 AM »

good morning.
any word on Rick?
17 red lights, 1 traffic accident, 1 work zone flagman.
labs done. infusion next, then EKG.
Time to fit a cigar in during the break?
no breaks. they have a pretty good system here and everything is in the same building now. I waited about 3 minutes for the labs, I usually turn the lights on, adjust the thermostat, and take my BP in the infusion room prior the PA hooking me up. EKG will be ready when I'm done.
My wife's pain doc has a different system. You wait out in your car until they call you in, which is anywhere from 30-45 minutes later than the actual appt time, because he's the kind of guy who will be late to his own funeral.
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2020, 09:56:04 AM »

Diana Rigg dies at 82.   :(

RIP Emma Peel
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2020, 10:56:15 AM »

good morning.
any word on Rick?
17 red lights, 1 traffic accident, 1 work zone flagman.
labs done. infusion next, then EKG.
Time to fit a cigar in during the break?
no breaks. they have a pretty good system here and everything is in the same building now. I waited about 3 minutes for the labs, I usually turn the lights on, adjust the thermostat, and take my BP in the infusion room prior the PA hooking me up. EKG will be ready when I'm done.
My wife's pain doc has a different system. You wait out in your car until they call you in, which is anywhere from 30-45 minutes later than the actual appt time, because he's the kind of guy who will be late to his own funeral.
Not sure why but I like him. He instills confidence!
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2020, 11:37:05 AM »

good morning.
any word on Rick?
17 red lights, 1 traffic accident, 1 work zone flagman.
labs done. infusion next, then EKG.
Time to fit a cigar in during the break?
no breaks. they have a pretty good system here and everything is in the same building now. I waited about 3 minutes for the labs, I usually turn the lights on, adjust the thermostat, and take my BP in the infusion room prior the PA hooking me up. EKG will be ready when I'm done.
My wife's pain doc has a different system. You wait out in your car until they call you in, which is anywhere from 30-45 minutes later than the actual appt time, because he's the kind of guy who will be late to his own funeral.
Not sure why but I like him. He instills confidence!
I like him because the way his billing system works, our health insurance pays out their max for his service (in this case, shots in her knees and back at the beginning of the year), and then they send the rest back to him, which he waives. So from Aetna's perspective, because of the bill we owe him, we've satisfied our deductible for the year. Instead of $2500, it costs us $250 or so for the year, for all of her appts (of which there are many). So she can wait in the car like a good little patient. Lol
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Re: 9/10/2020
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2020, 11:45:39 AM »

dispite what you guys think, the EKG proved I'm not a heartless bastard. 😁
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