OT: The OT Thread Part 5: New HF Talk

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  1. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Its an iffy idea. Due to risk factors. When travelling you are pretty vulnerable with passport and everything on hand. Prime opportunity for a random "share" to rob you blind of your identity. The cite is a scam. At source they are scamming people for ID, double, triple billing them, accessing their banking info.

    That said I can't understand how some of these things work at all. I would never rent out my house to uberB&B or whatever its called. Even my house insurer has mentioned some nightmares about this and an industry that advises against it. Absolutely you are not insured for damage or loss of items if you book your place out. Yet people do these things all the time.

    To me its not worth the small amount of money you make or save. The risks are too great.
     
  2. MoneyGuy

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    Anyone know the reason for a big traffic stop this morning around 8-9 a.m. on Fox Drive eastbound? There were at least six officers with several vehicles stopped. It wasn't a speed trap. My guess is distracted driving. If so, yay. It stopped all east-bound traffic for a some time.
     
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    No problem in Red Deer.
     
  4. EchoesoftheEighties

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    Any football fans (Euro) pumped for the champions league final? I'm a Liverpool fan so I'm beyond stoked
     
  5. Drivesaitl

    Drivesaitl Civilized Worm

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    Shaw was on the fritz tonight just before midnight and all the channels out for about half an hour. This being as bad as it was when I was running Bell expressvu off their little Sat dish. Signals would go out if it rained or snowed. I wonder how much weather is impacting some of these Streaming cable services. Seems weather related more often than not when the channels go out.
     
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    Only issue I had with shaw was a few years back when my whole area was down due to someone hitting the optic line. Must be lucky I guess.
     
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    Has HF been running like a sack of doorknobs for anyone else the past day or so?
     
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    A little slow going and got an "unable to connect" page oncer. Took about a minute before the site reloaded.
     
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    Jimmi McJenkins Sometimes Miracles

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    So whatever new adds or features they've added is really messing with my work's "admin settings" this is very difficult to deal with.

    "
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    This Specially.
     
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    504 Gate-Way Time Out

    The server did not respond in time.
     
  11. CantHaveTkachev

    CantHaveTkachev hehehe

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    HF sucks even worse now

    terrible servers
     
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    Yep, I've had nothing but issues today. Was a lot better yesterday for me
     
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    See the NFL came out with an anthem policy. You no longer have to come out, but if you do you must stand.

    I don't mind it.
     
  14. Night Witch

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    Are they still planning on assessing a 15 yard penalty against a team of players don’t stand?
     
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    Don't know. Not sure what that does anyway. Not sure what the penalty really is going to be to be honest. I'd assume fines/suspensions. Then again the PA was never consulted on this, so things could get interesting.
     
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    You will stand for our national jingle or go to your room young man!

    What a screwed up country.
     
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    I think it's screwed up that all of a sudden after many years that we have to tell people to stand for something that we've been doing our whole lives.
     
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    I believe that is a gross oversimplification of the issue. to be fair I probably am guilty of the same with my comment! :)
     
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    I don't get the whole thing. I mean I'd have some respect for these guys if they actually did something off the field, but they don't.

    Not like Colin has much on his plate these days, why isn't he protesting and spreading the good word?

    Just seems childish. These guys can actually do something about it, but they really don't. I do find it odd that no other sport in North America has this issue either.
     
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    Yeah, I mean I get that. I don't understand lots of things that people are passionate about - crocheting, being a Flames fan, Superhero movies etc - but I can respect their right to be passionate about it in whatever way they see fit so long as it is not harming me or others. Like, really, it's a sing song about how great their country is and didn't even become a part of the NFL until 1990 or something right? Is that really something that the NFL needs to go to war over? I guess they have answered that. It seems silly to me, in the same way that it seems silly to you that these guys think it's important to protest in this specific way over something that they are passionate about. It's going to be interested to see what the response will be from players, teams, and the NFLPA. At least one owner has already said he will pay the fines on behalf of the players should they kneel.
     
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    League was getting far too much negative media on it. Ratings dropped, so now they are seeing if this will help.
     
  22. doulos

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    I guess. Lump that in with domestic abuse issues and people cutting cable and I think the bleeding is going to continue no matter what the NFL tries.
     
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    Its Ok to revisit those things and see where they fit. National jingoism is more questioned today. That's a very positive thing depending on ones perspective. That this became an issue in Football is interesting as the gridiron has often been seen as a metaphor of a battlefield, of war. Its the most war like frontline sport there is. So that this debate is occurring relative to that sport specifically is interesting serendipity.

    lets be honest too. How many people are thankful when both teams in a NHL game are Canadian and only one anthem is played? I would prefer zero.
     
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    But they are doing something. Just not what you want them to do I guess?

    And wasn't the idea to kneel actually pitched to Kaepernick from a guy who had served in the military?
     
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    Just drop the anthem, play a Motorhead song and play football.
     

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