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Do you check and clean the dryer lint filter before or after starting a load of clothes?

Before
12 (54.5%)
After
1 (4.5%)
Both; can't be too careful or too tidy
6 (27.3%)
Do what now?
3 (13.6%)

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Offline Gigabyte

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7935 on: January 09, 2019, 01:26:50 PM »
I don't think I'd ever seen a locking license plate holder before today.  It was on a car with disabled plates so maybe there's a black market for such things?
There is a market for any and all stolen tags.
I don't understand some things

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7936 on: January 09, 2019, 06:05:54 PM »
A coworker of mine just sent a picture of his computer screen.  It was the loggin page for some State of Oregon website for building permits.   The captcha code was "wetback".  I put some effort into uploading the picture as evidence but seriously, how does that happen?

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7937 on: January 09, 2019, 06:53:04 PM »
One Captcha algorithm that was used for a time was based on words that OCR scanners could not recognize and had to be manually entered.  The thinking was if OCR couldn't read it, then bots couldn't either. The system automatically pulled the images and codes from a database, with no human intervention beyond initially interpreting the bad text.

(Not saying this happened in this case, but it is possible).

 
and Donald Trump is President of the United States.

I'm not a doctor, I'm just someone who has done a ton of research into diet and nutrition.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7938 on: January 10, 2019, 01:17:27 AM »
You hope those type of gaffes are just unfortunate computer mistakes.

It's like the ABS (Australian Bureau of Statistics) accidentally had the word 'bumsex' on someone's voting slip for Gay Marriage in Australia (The official plebiscite that decided we would legalise Gay Marriage)

https://www.seniorsnews.com.au/news/abs-apologise-bum-sex-survey-same-sex-marriage/3226447/
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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7939 on: January 15, 2019, 10:15:10 PM »
My boss just got demoted, and I was offered a promotion.
Amend and resubmit.

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Re: The Twitter Thread--A Thread of Great Consequence
« Reply #7940 on: January 18, 2019, 12:14:11 PM »
I'm finally getting my winter tires.   I have an old set from a previous car that have only been used for one season.  I can leave then with the tire people who will just thrown them in with all the old crapped out tires or I can attempt to sell them on the internets which may not happen and might end up being thrown on a big pile of bad tires anyway. 

So, its more responsible of me to try and get someone else to use them for a few seasons before they get thrown in a land fill, but I'm kind of lazy.