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We were in the supermarket over the weekend, and spotted these Doritos 1st Degree Burn Blazin' Jalapeno Flavored Tortilla Chips on the shelf, which tempted us, in spite of a general Doritos aversion. I picked up two bags, since there was a sale on them in pairs, but MrsBlue pointed out I missed the 2nd Degree Burn Fiery Buffalo chips, so I swapped one for one of those. When we tried some of the Jalapeno-flavored chips we were flabbergasted by just how hot they were, especially in light of how mild so many so-called hot chips turn out to be. In fact, I exaggerate by saying we tried "some" of them, as I stopped after one. At this point, we're dubious about actually finishing our bag of 1st degree burn chips, much less the 2nd degree burn chips; but at least we avoided the 3rd Degree Burn Scorchin' Habanero, the use of which might actually require medical attention. Maybe I can use them to melt snow on the sidewalk this winter.

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30. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 7, 2010, 09:05 The Magician
 
I have not been able to find the 3rd Degree -anywhere-. Every store only has 1st and 2nd, which are.. nothing.
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2010, 16:13 PHJF
 
I had that WRT54 before it was all popular and the wifi broadcast up and died in like 3 months.

Is manufacturing a reliable router that difficult?

Apparently it is. I shopped around and there isn't a single "goto" router besides that (ancient) WRT54. Every router out there now is shrouded in supposed performance issues or software defects.
 
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28. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2010, 09:18 Sepharo
 
This is a special WRT54 the WRT54GL. Special because it is an old version of the router before it became less reliable also it is easier to upgrade the firmware than with newer models. I swear the newer models have self destruct timers so as to force you to buy a new one every few years. How else would they make money? Is manufacturing a reliable router that difficult?  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2010, 09:01 Mr. Tact
 
Hoop wrote on Oct 6, 2010, 05:10:
Pure fibre-optic to the door here.

Man, I wish we could get that here...

I had a Linksys WRT54 once upon a time. When it died I replaced it with a Netgear unit. It's been perfectly fine for a couple of years now.
 
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2010, 08:07 Steelcamp
 

I'm hooked directly into the cable modem.

But here's what I bought for my parents who have suffered through multiple bad routers for years.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

It's won the customer's choice award 39 times...

I also threw some custom firmware on there.

Yes it is a good router to hack into....39 minutes tops!

I to am fibre
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 6, 2010, 05:10 Hoop
 
Pure fibre-optic to the door here.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 23:35 xXBatmanXx
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 20:36:
What exactly did you get Bats? (just curious)

I got a router from Comcast. I pay 3.00 a month rent for it.

You mean you want the modem model #?

I then have 2 levels of firewalls behind it......so - I am glad it was failing on their end.
 
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 21:41 banddirector
 
I want the hot Doritos, but I can't find them around here!
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 21:22 Sepharo
 
I'm hooked directly into the cable modem.

But here's what I bought for my parents who have suffered through multiple bad routers for years.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124190

It's won the customer's choice award 39 times...

I also threw some custom firmware on there.
 
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21. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 20:36 Mr. Tact
 
What exactly did you get Bats? (just curious)  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 20:22 PHJF
 
My new router should be here tomorrow. I've had it with this Netgear horseshit.  
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 19:37 xXBatmanXx
 
Wow. So I was having issues over the past couple weeks with packet loss and various weird hangups on pages and gaming. So I call Comcast while doing a ping -t test and showing about 25% packet loss....

Of course they give you "well I don't see any issues in your area"...."oh your signal just degraded"...."we can schedule someone out this week".

NO thanks.

Went and dropped off the old router, got a new one, fired it up. I now get 2x the speed I was previously getting from a 6 year old router.

Awesome. I should have known better and recycled my hardware every 2 eyars they way they change this stuff.

Looking at about 24Mbps.
Not going to complain.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 18:22 Cutter
 
Damn the environment! Full steam ahead!
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 17:48 PHJF
 
Hahaha, I love this. Sun Chips are reverting to their old bags for 5/6 of their flavors. Apparently they've received too many complaints regarding the noise level generated by their new 100% compostable bags.

This is pathetic on two levels:

1. People are SO FUCKING LAZY they can't POUR THE FUCKING CHIPS OUT OF THE BAG to eat them

2. People are SO FUCKING FICKLE about snack packaging they'd choose one with a greater environmental footprint than one that makes some crackling noises
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 16:56 Creston
 
gilly775 wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 15:45:
space captain wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 14:14:

supposedly its the hottest pepper found yet

Close: Ghost pepper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Jolokia_pepper

and the Scoville scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale

Thanks for the linkies. I can't even imagine eating something that hot...

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15. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 16:56 Kxmode
 
Doritos 1st Degree Burn Blazin' Jalapeno Flavored Tortilla Chips

Just wait until you have your "business" meeting.
 
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14. Re: Superman Oct 5, 2010, 16:36  Blue 
 
DangerDog wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 16:18:
They need to stop retelling the origin of Superman and just get to the action

As the superhero movie genre matures I think the art of not dwelling too long on origins has gotten better and better, perhaps peaking with the Dark Knight, which leaves the Joker's origin out altogether.

I'd also not try to develop any romance with Lois.

Romancing Lois is an integral part of the Supes story.

What needs to be avoided is magical power removal to impregnate Lois while avoiding the "Man of Steel/Woman of Kleenex" paradox, followed by amnesia caused by time-reversal (caused by altering the Earth's orbit) to result in a super-boy with asthma.

God, I just threw up a bit in my mouth just typing that out.

That's some bad crap, Harry!
 
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13. Re: Superman "Reboot" Oct 5, 2010, 16:18 DangerDog
 
I don't think Brandon Routh was a bad Superman, but the costume design change looked like he fell into a vat of oil, all dingy and darkened colors. The story was pitiful as well, Superman as a peeping-tom?

They need to stop retelling the origin of Superman and just get to the action, I'd also not try to develop any romance with Lois.
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 16:00 PHJF
 
I FUCKING LOVE Flaming Hot Cheetos. Incredibly unhealthy, just spicy enough, and oh-so-delicious.  
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 5, 2010, 15:45 gilly775
 
space captain wrote on Oct 5, 2010, 14:14:

supposedly its the hottest pepper found yet

Close: Ghost pepper

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naga_Jolokia_pepper

and the Scoville scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoville_scale
 
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