Out of the Blue

I mentioned leaving the fate of my Movember mustache in MrsBlue's hands. She has sort of punted on the decision, despite my pressing her on it. I'm leaving it in place for the moment. It's hard to say for sure, but I think her indecisiveness is evidence that she actually sort of likes it, but does not want to admit it, since she objected when I first started growing it.

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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 9, 2020, 20:57
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 9, 2020, 20:57
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:18:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:01:
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.
LPL: "Ok
5 is binding, 4 appears to be a dead gate, got a little click on 3, big click on 2... And it's open.
Real challenging lock folks" Laugh

I hope he realizes the only reason he has so many subscribers is because of his wife.

I wonder if he had a previous channel or something and a lot of the users migrated over from there. 1.9M in 9 months is pretty astounding.
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Dec 7, 2020, 20:08
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Wow, this is like the second or third time I can think of, off the top of my head, that the US government has given billions to ISPs to lay fiber. Every time so far, they've taken the money and done basically nothing. At least this time they are keeping expectations low, and saying they will only bring 'broadband' to 5.2 million homes? Lol!

Luckily the FCC has classified 'broadband' to be basically DSL and faster, so don't expect much actual fiber this time around either. Hell, they will probably sneak some satellite internet in there, these days.
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Dec 7, 2020, 18:11
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 18:08:
FCC awards $9.2 billion to deploy broadband to 5.2 million U.S. homes, businesses
Only $1769.00 each.
Depending on what they need to do to "deploy", that is either a super deal or a total ripoff. Before it became available to me, I would have gladly paid $5,000 to get fiber-based Internet access to my home.
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Dec 7, 2020, 18:08
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FCC awards $9.2 billion to deploy broadband to 5.2 million U.S. homes, businesses
Only $1769.00 each.
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Dec 7, 2020, 17:52
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Dec 7, 2020, 17:52
 
SMH, I ain't never seen lpl's wife.
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:27
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:27
Dec 7, 2020, 17:27
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:18:
I hope he realizes the only reason he has so many subscribers is because of his wife.
Which one? LPL or SMH?
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:26
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:26
Dec 7, 2020, 17:26
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:24:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:23:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:01:
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.

LPL? He has a lot more than 18 videos. Guy must do 2 videos a week.

Do a search on Blues for "lockpicking" and you'll find some interesting ones.
Way to not look at the link.

DOH! Sorry.
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:24
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:24
Dec 7, 2020, 17:24
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:23:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:01:
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.

LPL? He has a lot more than 18 videos. Guy must do 2 videos a week.

Do a search on Blues for "lockpicking" and you'll find some interesting ones.
Way to not look at the link.
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:23
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:23
Dec 7, 2020, 17:23
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:01:
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.

LPL? He has a lot more than 18 videos. Guy must do 2 videos a week.

Do a search on Blues for "lockpicking" and you'll find some interesting ones.
- You may be a Republican, I'm a Democrat, but we can still be friends. I'll hug your elephant, and you can kiss my ass.
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:18
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:18
Dec 7, 2020, 17:18
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 17:01:
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.
LPL: "Ok
5 is binding, 4 appears to be a dead gate, got a little click on 3, big click on 2... And it's open.
Real challenging lock folks" Laugh

I hope he realizes the only reason he has so many subscribers is because of his wife.
- I refer to it as BC, Before Corona, and AD, After Disaster. -
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths.
Dec 7, 2020, 17:01
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Re: Making an unpickable lock. Calling locksmiths. Dec 7, 2020, 17:01
Dec 7, 2020, 17:01
 
Okay this was interesting, especially interesting was seeing LPL responded to the video and is going have a go at it. I look forward to LPL's attempts.

Oh, and it is crazy this guy has only 18 videos posted and yet he has 1.88m subscribers.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 7, 2020, 12:15
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Benzer wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 11:48:
She doesn't like the mustache. She thinks that you like it and she doesn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you to shave it off. You should shave it off.

Haha, you don't know my wife. She is direct to an extreme.
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Dec 7, 2020, 12:07
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Benzer wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 11:48:
She doesn't like the mustache. She thinks that you like it and she doesn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you to shave it off. You should shave it off.

What wife wouldn't want a husband with a pornstache?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 7, 2020, 11:48
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Dec 7, 2020, 11:48
 
She doesn't like the mustache. She thinks that you like it and she doesn't want to hurt your feelings by telling you to shave it off. You should shave it off.
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Dec 7, 2020, 11:20
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Dec 7, 2020, 11:20
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 11:11:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 07:00:
The article about Tony Hsieh is a good read.
I wonder if he surrounded himself with Yes Men and if anyone dared tell him he might be doing something wrong they'd be summarily dismissed.
In an interview on NPR, Zappos wasn't even his own idea and he didn't think it would work until he was informed of the two billion dollar mail order shoe market.
Buying shoes over the Internet is a bit counter-intuitive. Buying shoes without trying them on? Crazy! Although I never used the Zappos site, I've been doing it since around the time they started. What I did was go find some "sneakers" I liked by trying them on, bought one pair. Then went home and looked around for the same brand and size on sale. Once I found some, I bought several. Saved a fair amount doing that...

I'd like to see a lot more businesses adopt Zappos friendly customer service practices...

Zappos secret was making returns so easy that people would order 2-5 different pairs to see which they preferred, but knowing that returns are always a hassle so lots of people would decide it was easier to keep the second pair of red pumps rather than box them up and send them back.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Dec 7, 2020, 11:11
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Dec 7, 2020, 11:11
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 07:00:
The article about Tony Hsieh is a good read.
I wonder if he surrounded himself with Yes Men and if anyone dared tell him he might be doing something wrong they'd be summarily dismissed.
In an interview on NPR, Zappos wasn't even his own idea and he didn't think it would work until he was informed of the two billion dollar mail order shoe market.
Buying shoes over the Internet is a bit counter-intuitive. Buying shoes without trying them on? Crazy! Although I never used the Zappos site, I've been doing it since around the time they started. What I did was go find some "sneakers" I liked by trying them on, bought one pair. Then went home and looked around for the same brand and size on sale. Once I found some, I bought several. Saved a fair amount doing that...

I'd like to see a lot more businesses adopt Zappos friendly customer service practices...
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 10:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2020, 19:48:
That kwikset smartkey system is practically unpickable. This one took him 2 minutes. w/out $1300 investment

LPL feely admits in his videos that he is an above average lock picker. I like that after he picks a lock, sometimes he will tell you that he would still highly recommend it, because it would take a very skilled picker to open it.

No lock is 'unpickable', but we all make a decision on how much to spend vs acceptable level of security. A bunch of punks aren't going to sit there and pick a lock, they're going to smash a window. Or in the case of a bike lock, probably use a bolt cutter.
Agreed, your normal reprobate doesn’t pick locks.

“The City of London Police teamed up with havebike and the Cycle Show to test the effectiveness of bicycle locks and offer bicycle security advice.”
https://youtu.be/pywN558dJaU
You gotta watch this
Bolt cutters make quick work (under 5 seconds) of all but a quality u-lock or stupid mega bulky hardened chain.
But even the best U lock is no match (43 seconds) for a portable angle grinder.
And as the thug said “who’s going to stop me when I’m carrying one of these”.

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Dec 7, 2020, 10:55
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 6, 2020, 19:48:
That kwikset smartkey system is practically unpickable. This one took him 2 minutes. w/out $1300 investment

LPL feely admits in his videos that he is an above average lock picker. I like that after he picks a lock, sometimes he will tell you that he would still highly recommend it, because it would take a very skilled picker to open it.

No lock is 'unpickable', but we all make a decision on how much to spend vs acceptable level of security. A bunch of punks aren't going to sit there and pick a lock, they're going to smash a window. Or in the case of a bike lock, probably use a bolt cutter.
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RedEye9 wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 09:02:
Uh money? Isn't that enough of an explanation.

Stevie Nicks just sold the copyrights to some of her most popular songs in a deal reportedly valued at $100 million.

Neither of those artists would live long enough to recoup that large sum for the measly amount they get replayed on Spotify or in album sales.

It's called cashing in baby.
Are you saying you know he was having money problems? Unless he either is strapped for cash which seems doubtful, or he has a specific plan requiring the funds, "cashing out" really doesn't play. I could be wrong, but he never struck me as having a particularly materialistic personality. And just to be clear, I am not criticizing him in any way -- just wondering why as he is about to turn 80 he decides to dump his publishing rights. Certainly if he needs the money it makes perfect sense, but I have seen no evidence of that.

This comment was edited on Dec 7, 2020, 10:32.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 7, 2020, 08:47:
I've never particularly been a Bob Dylan fan. Although I acknowledge he is a great song writer. He seems to often make artistic choices which I neither understand or enjoy. But hey whatever, different strokes... right? But why the hell would he sell his entire song catalog? From a NYT article on the sale:

Dylan’s deal includes 100 percent of his rights for all the songs of his catalog, including both the income he receives as a songwriter and his control of each song’s copyright.

Best thing I can think of is he getting ready to set up a philanthropic trust. But, "Dylan had no comment, a spokesman said." Weird, just plain weird.
Uh money? Isn't that enough of an explanation.

Stevie Nicks just sold the copyrights to some of her most popular songs in a deal reportedly valued at $100 million.

Neither of those artists would live long enough to recoup that large sum for the measly amount they get replayed on Spotify or in album sales.

It's called cashing in baby.
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