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facw facw Aug 14, 2019. 7 comments

Vanity Plate Fail

Vanity Plate Fail

Apparently some guy in California thought it would be cute to get “NULL” as his license plate. He apparently hoped it would cause his plate to get ignored in the system (which seems unlikely). However instead he started getting tickets for other cars that didn’t have a plate entry recorded (i.e. were NULL in the DB). While the bad charges were removed, they didn’t actually fix their software,...

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facw facw Aug 02, 2019. 13 comments

Deadspin's look at the new leadership

Deadspin's look at the new leadership

Deadspin has posted their article about G/O Media (fka Gizmodo Media Group (fka Gawker Media)), sounds like they aren’t too happy:

This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

When Jim Spanfeller and a private equity firm called Great Hill Partners took over G/O…

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Link in case kinja:

This Is How Things Work Now At G/O Media

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facw facw Jul 31, 2019. 7 comments

No, bad Google!

No, bad Google!

So the new Android Auto is rolling out! Unfortunately, Google has decided to stop supporting the app version, so too bad for those of us who don’t have Android Auto head units:

These updates will not be reflected in Android Auto for your phone screen. We will be evolving the phone screen experience from Android Auto to the Assistant’s new driving mode in the future.

Google hasn’t said much...

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facw facw Jul 26, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

It’s Friday everyone, so time for Fur Faces! I have an apology everyone, I was visiting my parents’ last weekend and saw a fisher cat, but wasn’t quick enough to photograph it for you people. Definitely an interesting sight, though between that and the coyotes, I’m worried for their dogs. But we should enjoy the fur faces we do have, so let’s get to it.

In case you’re new (in which case,...

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facw facw Jul 26, 2019. 15 comments

Flashing your brights

Flashing your brights

So the Times has an article on headlight flashing:

Flashing Your Headlights? You’re Probably Sending the Wrong Signals

There are no universally accepted, consistent standards for using headlights to communicate. “It…

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Basically says not to do so in most cases, but I’m curious as to when Oppo does so.

For me, I hit them when:

An oncoming car has its high beams on (though it can be...

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facw facw Jul 25, 2019. 15 comments

New Monitors! (Update: Boo Failure!)

New Monitors! (Update: Boo Failure!)

Two new Dell U2415s arrived today. They look pretty sharp (even Ultrasharp?). I do wish there was more out there in terms of 16:10 4k screens though (these are 1920x1200).

This means I can now browse Oppo and everything fits on my portrait screens (my old 1680x1050 screens didn’t quite fit it unless I zoomed out).

They do point out how bad the backlight on the 30"er is these days, but I’ve got...

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facw facw Jul 19, 2019. 5 comments

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facw facw Jun 21, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

Hey everyone, I’ve got good and bad news. The good news is that it’s Friday! The bad news is that Friday really should have been like Wednesday or something. Regardless, we’re here now which means it’s time for Fur Face Friday, so get ready for some cuteness (and prepare to show your own)!

Before we begin, we’re still recruiting for a new snout selector or two, sign up now for your chance to...

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facw facw Jun 13, 2019. 15 comments

At least there's no gold...

At least there's no gold...

Trump has revealed some seriously boring designs for a new Air Force One Livery:

All are pretty uninspired, but at least there’s not too much of his personal stamp. All because he thinks the classic light blue is wimpy.

However, the House Armed Services Committee just approved an amendment that would limit Trump’s discretion in both exterior and interior design of the new aircraft: New paint...

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facw facw May 31, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

Hi all, welcome to Fur Face Friday! A short week means I’m behind on everything by a day, but please don’t doubt my commitment to providing you some excellent animals and the chance to for you to share more with us!

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, and Hannibal), entirely on our own whimsy....

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facw facw May 03, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

Friday’s here! Seemed like a quick week to me, but I’ve hovered over my clock and confirmed it, which means it’s time for Fur Face Friday, bringing you the cuteness from across the Kinjaverse.

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy, facw, Chuckles, k2b, and Hannibal), entirely on our own whimsy. WHIMSY. However, in the...

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facw facw Apr 26, 2019. 13 comments

Mr. Tracy Responds!

Mr. Tracy Responds!

David Tracy has been on Oppo a few times recently. Last night he posted a response to shop-teacher that’s long enough I’d thought I’d highlight it so other people could see it as well:

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facw facw Apr 23, 2019. 4 comments

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facw facw Apr 20, 2019. 13 comments

David Tracy: In Colorado, but near tears

David Tracy: In Colorado, but near tears

Hop on over to Instagram if you know how to fix a brakeless Jeep.

Link in case Kinja: https://www.instagram.com/p/BwdImLoFzP7/

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facw facw Apr 14, 2019. 2 comments

I visited Opposaurus' intersection!

I visited Opposaurus' intersection!

I was in that neck of the woods, so I made a pass through. Didn’t see anything especially stupid going on, but maybe I just didn’t have the vantage point.

His giant crane was looking a bit sad though:

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facw facw Apr 11, 2019. 8 comments

With several days to spare!

With several days to spare!

Procrastination has ended. I’m not concerned about the bill, better to be under rather than over unless you’re getting fined. My effective tax rate is down about half a percent from last year, I’m mainly paying more because my investment income was higher. I am annoyed that TurboTax charges a $25 for online MA state filing, so I’m digging through my stuff for stamps and a check to avoid...

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facw facw Apr 05, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

Welcome all! Allegedly it’s Friday (it feels suspiciously like a Thursday to me), which means it’s time for Fur Face Friday bringing you the best pets from across Kinja. Hard choices this week, but we have some excellent winners, and I’m sure well get some great pics this week as well.

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors (KrabbyPaddy,...

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facw facw Mar 28, 2019. 3 comments

I think you people may be influencing the types of ads I'm targeted for...

I think you people may be influencing the types of ads I'm targeted for...

I’m no tire expert, but I suspect that these are probably not optimal for my fairly boring old Volvo sedan in a cold, wet climate (I have Pilot Sport A/S 3+s on the car now, and am pretty happy with them). I’d lean towards the ones on the left though.

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facw facw Mar 13, 2019. 16 comments

When was the last time you saw a cab-over semi in the US

When was the last time you saw a cab-over semi in the US

Saw this guy today, I feel like it’s probably been 15 years since the last time I saw one.

It’s possible I’m mistaken and have forgotten a more recent sighting, but regardless, these are plenty rare here in the states. This one was looking badass too.

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facw facw Mar 09, 2019. 24 comments

Fur Face Friday!

Fur Face Friday!

Hi all, sorry to be late, we’ve had a bit of confusion here at Fur Face HQ as to who was doing today’s edition. I guess it’s me! In any event, rest assured it is indeed Friday, and I’m sure the denizens of Kinja have some wonderful Fur Faces for us to close out our weeks. Let’s get right to it!

In case you’re new (in which case, welcome!): Favorites are chosen by one of the Snout Selectors...

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