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I am a sinner.
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I'm a big fan of the Ring stick up cameras. Easy to install and set up through wifi (just need to make sure your wifi signal reaches them).

I've got 4 of them on my house now. I'm not in a bad area particularly, but the bad areas are only a couple minutes away.

You can even put them up in a dry area with some gorilla tape if you don't want to (or can't) put holes in the outside.

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I have two cameras, doorbell and spot. About to install a flood. In the past three weeks they caught two shed break-ins and some person going car to car looking in the windows. All videos sent to police.
 
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I am a sinner.
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My AppleTV remote fell behind my bed and ended up under it. I have a big heavy bed and it ended up in a corner where I have to move an end table to I can take out a drawer so I can get it. Yeah, I have some back spasms tonight so that’s not gonna happen. Thank goodness I can use my phone as a remote!
 
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I don't understand why people still like to Phone Tag.

I called someone about a job and they said they'd transfer me to the Recruiter's Voicemail. Now I might be busy later, so he might leave me a voicemail if I miss the returned call. Then maybe later I could call back and get his Voicemail Box again.

Why do some people not use freakin Email? I mean we're in 2020.
 
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tumorman

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I don't understand why people still like to Phone Tag.

I called someone about a job and they said they'd transfer me to the Recruiter's Voicemail. Now I might be busy later, so he might leave me a voicemail if I miss the returned call. Then maybe later I could call back and get his Voicemail Box again.

Why do some people not use freakin Email? I mean we're in 2020.
It's amazing how much miscommunication there is in the world due to people not leaving a voicemail, email, or text. Or claiming you will and then never doing it. I've definitely gotten into trouble because people say they'll email me regarding something at work, but then fail to do it, even though I've followed strict "CYA" protocol.
 

Dno69

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Drain snake grabber is awesome for situations like this.

One time I accidentally pushed my phone into and uncovered floor vent when I was re-sanding the hardwood floor. I thought I could use something like that to grab it.

Nope. That b**** slid all the way to middle of the house. I gave my brother-in-law $50 to go into the spider infested crawl space to get it.
 

Dno69

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That reminds me, a few days ago I had some crows surround my car as I was eating my Wendy’s meal. I started throwing french fries by them and eventually they were plucking the thrown fries straight out of the air.

It was probably not great to feed the birds fatty food. But it was pretty entertaining.
 

tumorman

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That reminds me, a few days ago I had some crows surround my car as I was eating my Wendy’s meal. I started throwing french fries by them and eventually they were plucking the thrown fries straight out of the air.

It was probably not great to feed the birds fatty food. But it was pretty entertaining.
The real issue here is now they're gonna follow you home. They depend on you now Dno, you are now their Mother.

Tread lightly from now on. You're being bird watched.
 
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Spiritech

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They were giving me the ole eyeball. Acting like they weren’t looking, then looking. Sneaky bastards.
They use tools, remember everything, hold grudges and exact revenge. But if you stay their buddy and are brutally murdered, they will bring you back to get revenge.
 
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MR X

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Cheating POS Houston Astros

The entire team should be disbanded and their championship should be given to the team they stole it from.
 
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lowdru2k

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Cheating POS Houston Astros

The entire team should be disbanded and their championship should be given to the team they stole it from.
Better yet take them all out back and have them shot am I right!?

Please they were suspended and lost their jobs. Red Sox are next. What about the Patriots caught cheating all those times as well...
 

MR X

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Better yet take them all out back and have them shot am I right!?

Please they were suspended and lost their jobs. Red Sox are next. What about the Patriots caught cheating all those times as well...
They should ALL be fined and their championship rings taken. You'd think someone would've been honest and spoken up about it, but they were all in on it. Should've known a team didn't get that good within a few year timespan without something going on. The Brewers seemingly have insane offense at home as well.

I guess that's why they (Astros) got swept by the horrible Reds away from home last season. :tounge:

The Patriots absolutely should've been punished for all their cheating. They even cheated by filming the Bengals game a week before they played them. A team with 1 win all season they had to cheat against. Awful.
 

lowdru2k

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They should ALL be fined and their championship rings taken. You'd think someone would've been honest and spoken up about it, but they were all in on it. Should've known a team didn't get that good within a few year timespan without something going on. The Brewers seemingly have insane offense at home as well.

I guess that's why they (Astros) got swept by the horrible Reds away from home last season. :tounge:

The Patriots absolutely should've been punished for all their cheating. They even cheated by filming the Bengals game a week before they played them. A team with 1 win all season they had to cheat against. Awful.
Do you honestly think the Astros and Red Sox are the only teams cheating in any way across baseball you lying to yourself.

I find this whole thing embarrassing being a fan of them, but to say this won them the World Series you’re reaching. It did give them an advantage but they still had to pitch and play defense. Those involved got what they deserved. Calling for wins and Championships taken away is silly not going to happen.
 

MR X

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Do you honestly think the Astros and Red Sox are the only teams cheating in any way across baseball you lying to yourself.

I find this whole thing embarrassing being a fan of them, but to say this won them the World Series you’re reaching. It did give them an advantage but they still had to pitch and play defense. Those involved got what they deserved. Calling for wins and Championships taken away is silly not going to happen.
They didn't get what they deserved. 5 million dollar fine is nothing. Each person on the team should be fined, on top of the manager and general manager banned from baseball indefinitely. Sure, they all cheat in some way. Pine tar, relaying signs while on 2nd, base coaches being out of the box stealing signs, etc. That's been around for decades. Using cameras and electronics to relay info is way above any of that. To me, it's worse than individuals using PED's. It was a team effort which is far worse than anything I've witnessed since I've been watching the sport.

Having access to cameras and technology was meant to get calls right, not for cheating to win. The sport is already on a major decline and stuff like this just makes it worse.
 

MR X

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I'll have to check it out someday then.


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