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@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 10:04 AM)

That does sound like fun.

@  Dekafox : (23 July 2019 - 09:35 AM)

Fun note: in the US(at least), by default if someone has your routing number and account number off a check, they can pull as much money out as they want with nothing you can do about it until after the fact.

@  Paladin : (23 July 2019 - 07:23 AM)

anything burns if it gets hot enough.

@  Benbot : (23 July 2019 - 07:12 AM)

That's why you should keep your under-the-bed money in gold and silver--that won't burn!

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 July 2019 - 05:34 AM)

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20171003-proof-that-people-have-always-complained-about-young-adults

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 July 2019 - 02:24 AM)

Disparaging the youth has been a pastime for thousands of years. Pretty much every society we have writing from has some version of "kids these days" at some point.

@  Maximus Ambus : (23 July 2019 - 02:21 AM)

Numfar! dance of pain.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (23 July 2019 - 01:49 AM)

If the USA vanished from Earth prior to millennials (later to be joined by Generation Z) coming of age, would the global community have the same magnitude of disparaging upon youths as a pastime because old boomers are insecure about their inability to handle new technology?

@  Ashley : (23 July 2019 - 12:02 AM)

This wasn't that, this was a "we don't trust banks!" thing

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 11:57 PM)

Well I know when I first got my back pay for disability, some of the paperwork said I couldn't have so much in the bank after 30 days...so I had to take out a huge chunk of cash.

@  Ashley : (22 July 2019 - 11:53 PM)

I know a family who lost thousands of dollars in a house fire because they were literally keeping it under the bed. Don't underestimate the USA's luddism.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (22 July 2019 - 10:39 PM)

The US is filled with people LITERALLY proud of their ignorance of tech. Don't expect the US to be a major power in the next 30 years.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 10:25 PM)

Most people in Australia that I've heard of use electronic transactions for rent (and similar things). I mean, doubtless there are some people who use cash for various reasons of varying levels of ethics, but most require electronic transfers.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:22 PM)

But I don't understand Paladin's premise of "allowing the landlord access to one's bank account". I'm pretty sure I have acquaintances who pay monthly by check or automated bank transfer.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:15 PM)

I know many lower-end restaurants in the USA take cash only as a probable method of tax evasion. Perhaps that is why some landlords do as well. Alternatively, such people demand cash upfront because they have thin profit margins or whatever and are too afraid of spending the time and effort to pursue someone whose check or electronic payment bounced.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (22 July 2019 - 09:14 PM)

@Nevermore The USA is a place where lots of people can proliferate at being technologically behind. e.g. almost no one accepts or pays by contactless yet despite the inherent security of the process. And by having a population of over 300 million we can generate large quantities of believers in the Luddite fallacy and such.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:59 PM)

I pay by credit card whenever possible for the rewards/points, but utilities don't usually allow that so those I just pay through the online bill payment feature rather than mess around with pre-authorizations

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2019 - 07:57 PM)

Most monthly or whatever payments are done electronically around here, I think. Mine certainly are. Whether by pre-authorized debit, an e-transfer (transfer from one bank account to another), or your bank's online bill payment system/database

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:04 PM)

If I overpaid, it may take several months for them to pay me back the difference. If I underpaid, they're very quick with demanding the difference.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:03 PM)

Meanwhile, I can write a tax report, but since the employer already deduced the standard legal taxes from my monthly payment, the tax report is also mostly just to let the tax authority determine if I underpaid or overpaid.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:02 PM)

Based on my average costs for the year, they will then calculate the estimated monthly costs for the upcoming year.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 07:01 PM)

At the end of the year, the power company will send me an annual invoice which shows if I overpaid or underpaid. If I overpaid, the difference may just be deduced from my December bill.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

I also pay my monthly gas and electricity bills that way.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:59 PM)

It's funny. Here in Germany, many people still pay cash in stores, restaurants etc. (the staff usually asks "cash or wireless?"), but many regular payments are handled wirelessly and automatically.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Around the same time, I get sent a slip from payroll that lists my gross income, all the deductions and the net income, i.e. the final transaction sum.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:56 PM)

My monthly payment from my employer is wirelessly transferred to my bank account. Taxes, health insurance, unemployment insurance and social security fees are calculated by the payroll department, handled by the employer, and I just get paid the rest after taxes and everything.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

yes. you're assuming US employers would pay fairly & take fairly.

@  Telly : (22 July 2019 - 06:55 PM)

we dont get paid on a monthly basis, if thats what you mean. i myself get paid every 2 weeks. some are every week. and if im telling you something you already know, just ignore me...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:54 PM)

Which I assume doesn't work that way in the US either?

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:53 PM)

That way you may time the transaction with your monthly payment from your employer.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:52 PM)

You don't need to give the landlord access to anything. You go to your bank, show the clerk your bank account card, give them the landlord's bank details, tell them the exact amount of the rent and which day of the month the transaction should happen, sign the order, and you're done.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 06:49 PM)

most Americans wouldn't trust a landlord with access to their bank account.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2019 - 06:47 PM)

Do people in other countries really still pay their landlords in cash? Here in Germany, it's very common to have the payment as an automated bank transaction on a set day of the month, so if the payment is late, it's either the bank's fault, or there's not enough money on the bank account.

@  Paladin : (22 July 2019 - 05:46 PM)

meanwhile some of us are trying to calculate if they'll have a spare forty bucks at the end of the week for some food...

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 07:20 AM)

At least I can see where the 600 US bucks is going in this case. The MP line looks more ridiculous by the day.

@  Maximus Ambus : (22 July 2019 - 07:09 AM)

It's ridiculous. I'll stick to Armadacron

@  unluckiness : (22 July 2019 - 06:13 AM)

If anything, shipping is going to make the actual toy's price look affordable.

@  Pennpenn : (22 July 2019 - 02:28 AM)

Its like, $550 ish in US money (so probably about $800 for my Australian self) and is taller than TR Fort Max. He's gonna be a hefty boy.

@  TM2-Megatron : (21 July 2019 - 10:05 PM)

Damn, that Unicron looks big. Not gonna be cheap

@  wonko the sane? : (21 July 2019 - 09:09 PM)

"By the way, your landlord called. Something about being late with the rent."

@  Nevermore : (21 July 2019 - 04:09 PM)

"Hi there, I'm Unicron. Your husband ordered me."

@  unluckiness : (21 July 2019 - 09:04 AM)

"Perhaps I misjudged you. Proceed on your way to the couch."

@  Donocropolis : (21 July 2019 - 07:33 AM)

I'm just afraid of what my wife would do to me if it showed up at our door.

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 July 2019 - 01:23 AM)

Giant Robot Satan has that effect on people.

@  Ashley : (21 July 2019 - 12:31 AM)

So, I might not be able to get Hasbro Pulse Unicron because my mother is afraid of it

@  Pennpenn : (20 July 2019 - 09:58 PM)

But that's neither here nor there.

@  TheMightyMol... : (20 July 2019 - 06:57 PM)

Six of one, half-dozen of the other.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 05:13 PM)

Both maybe?

@  Benbot : (20 July 2019 - 04:44 PM)

Do you need a criminal lawyer or a criminal, lawyer.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (20 July 2019 - 10:40 AM)

I don't suppose the allspark has any criminal lawyers from Georgia. ;P


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 06:05 PM

I received a GoPro for Christmas, but havent taken the time to set it up. Should be fun to use while mountain biking, or tree climbing. Maybe this spring I will get on that.
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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:30 PM

I received a GoPro for Christmas, but havent taken the time to set it up. Should be fun to use while mountain biking, or tree climbing. Maybe this spring I will get on that.

Its fun to do video editing on the GoPro.  Im actually converting todays videos and getting ready to edit.  If I get it done soon enough Ill post it here.  Trying to do quick, shorter shots instead of recording the whole ride and then editing out huge chunks.  



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Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:44 PM

Miles: 167.81 + 13.21 - 181.02
Uppers: 12,103
Lowers: 5744
Core: 3417

 

Fun mountain bike ride today with a guy I havent seen in 3 years now.  He is just now getting into the sport and we just happen to be in the same city.  

 

Here is video I made, to large to upload here. Its on my facebook which is all private, so not sure if this one will work. 

 

https://www.facebook...551062453919073

 

If not, here is Instagram.  Same video, ish.  In stead of being 2 min and some change its 54 seconds. 

 

https://www.instagra...ton_share_sheet

 

And if none of these work, let me know.  I was tempted to put it on YouTube anyway.  

 

Or dont watch it all.  This isnt communist china, you're free to do as you want.  lol



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Posted 26 February 2019 - 07:16 PM

Leg day Sat, Arms Mon, Elliptical today. 

 

Miles: 181.02 + 4 = 185.02
Uppers: 12,103 + 132 = 12,235
Lowers: 5744 + 144 = 5888
Core: 3417 + 151 = 3568



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 03:58 AM

Miles: 185.02
Uppers: 12,235 + 150 = 12,385
Lowers: 5888
Core: 3568

I got sick last night. Sore throat and feeling of fever, ugh. I don't want to take it easy but I think I have to :(

I'm at 142lbs but I went to my mom's and she loaded with with cereal and brownies, oh noooooOOOoooo...

Edit - on the tuna bit, yeah, protein. But I sorta didn't want to start lifting for muscle until I reached the 140lbs weight or lower.

Edited by Fero McPigletron, 27 February 2019 - 03:59 AM.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:18 AM

Miles: 185.02 + 11.89 + 2.14
Uppers: 12,385
Lowers: 5888
Core: 3568

 

Went for another MTB last night, wanted to try getting some action shots on the gopro where it actually records me biking, and not just a POV style.  I dont really like the way the video turned out so Im not going to link it, but its on my facebook and instagram if anybody really wants to follow the above links to them.  

 

The 2.14 mile run is the old route we used to do back in school after basic training was done.  I love running it.  So far Ive knocked about a full minute off of my 1st run since Ive started running it. 

 

My legs are feeling pretty smoked right now.  We are in the field today for training, so they wont get much rest today.  Tomorrow though.  No running.  No biking.  Driving home this weekend to see the wife and kids I think so they will get the weekend too, so screw it, maybe I will run tomorrow after class.  See how tired I am.  



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Posted 27 February 2019 - 04:50 PM

Alright, so... I caught another cold, and then my sister literally went crazy and I had to call 911 on her. I'mma try to get back to the routine as soon as I feel up to it, but I need a couple of full nights sleep first because right now everything is basically all hugged up.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 08:37 PM

I didn’t measure the distance. A lot of guys said 6+ miles for today’s training. But I had 10,000 steps before noon today. I’m up to 12,442 steps now. Been relaxing since we ended.

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Posted 27 February 2019 - 10:45 PM

Alright, so... I caught another cold, and then my sister literally went crazy and I had to call 911 on her. I'mma try to get back to the routine as soon as I feel up to it, but I need a couple of full nights sleep first because right now everything is basically all hugged up.


Sorry to hear about the family drama, that’s never a fun situation to be in. But, it will all work itself out one way or the other in the end and the world will keep spinning. So you should too, indoor bike or out. Exercise can be a great stress reliever.

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Posted 28 February 2019 - 06:21 AM

It's only a great stress reliever when you can actually breath to do it. This hugging cold has me so damn congested I'm getting winded going up the stairs.


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Posted 01 March 2019 - 11:48 AM

Been MIA since 2/20. Thought I'd recap my YTD through the end of Feb (while including this AM's weigh in).

 

Weight today: 212.8. 27.8 pounds to go! My low during February was 212.1.

Weight lifted: 215,166 pounds. Still on track for 1 million this year.

Move calories burned: 39,251

Water drank: 4,412 ounces

Rest days: 0 <-- boom!

Workout days in a row: 487

 

For my birthday, my parents got me a set of 35 pound dumbbells and a set of 15s. I now have 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, and 35s, plus a 12 pound weight best and 5/10/15 kettlebells. 

 

However, since my birthday I've had this really weird pulled muscle in my lower back (no idea why). I've really only had upper body days, with days of light mixed cardio or flexibility in-between. Hoping to get back to core and and lower body next week.

 

Miles: 199.05
Uppers: 12,385 + 155 + 140 + 175 = 12,855
Lowers: 5888
Core: 3568 + 225 = 3793


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Posted 02 March 2019 - 02:45 PM

Torso and Leg days to end & start the months. 

 

Miles: 199.05
Uppers: 12,855 + 310 = 13,165
Lowers: 5888 + 162 = 6050
Core: 3793 + 161 = 3954



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Posted 06 March 2019 - 08:55 PM

1 mile swim, 4 on the elliptical (and my 2nd time in a row doing that in 41 minutes), and arm day.

 

Miles: 199.05 + 5 = 204.05
Uppers: 13,165 + 120 = 13,285
Lowers: 6050
Core: 3954 + 141 = 4095



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Posted 07 March 2019 - 11:10 AM

Being sick sucks but I think I'm well enough to go ice skating tomorrow (cuz that's when my coupon expires).

Can't wait to go back to the gym!

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Posted 09 March 2019 - 03:05 PM

Miles: 199.05 + 1 = 205.05
Uppers: 13,285 + 100 = 13,385
Lowers: 6050 + 100 = 6150
Core: 4095

Went back to gym but throat still hurts and still feel temp is off, grr.

I'll put up a video of my ice skating awkwardly tomorrow, haha

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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:43 AM

Miles: 205.05
Uppers: 13,385 + 200 = 13,585
Lowers: 6150 + 200 = 6,350
Core: 4095

A couple of folks said I got thinner when I showed my skating pic, woo! Still have a bit to go before I lose the tummy (less visible when I wear black)


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Posted 11 March 2019 - 01:35 PM

Leg day and 1 mile swim over the weekend. 

 

Miles: 205.05 + 1 = 206.05
Uppers: 13,585
Lowers: 6,350 + 148 = 6,498
Core: 4095 + 60 = 4155



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Posted 12 March 2019 - 02:35 PM

Miles: 206.05 + 25.92 = 232.42
Uppers: 13,585 + 996 = 14,581
Lowers: 6,498 + 573 = 7,071
Core: 4,155 + 690 = 4,845


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Posted 13 March 2019 - 10:39 AM

Miles: 232.42 + 2.52 (run) =  234.94
Uppers: 14,581 + 160 + 200 + 190 = 15,131
Lowers: 7,071 + 200 + 285 = 7556
Core: 4,845 + 98 + 202 = 5145


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Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:10 PM

Miles: 234.94 + 1.56 =  236.6
Uppers: 15,131 + 225 = 15,356
Lowers: 7,556 + 60 = 7,616
Core: 5,145 + 120 = 5,265


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