Out of the Blue

It's turkey day here in the U.S., so Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating the occasion. As always, here's hoping everyone has lots for which to be thankful, even if this isn't a holiday for you. I've mentioned a few discussions with MrsBlue about ways to ease our quarantine, but when push comes to shove, we're still playing it extra safe. So with regrets we're not heading off to spend the day with family. Maybe next year. In the meantime, we're not shortchanging ourselves. We picked up a 10 lb. turkey, and will have Thanksgiving dinner for two with all the fixings. And, yes, turkey salad for at least a week.

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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 27, 2022, 16:04
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 27, 2022, 16:04
Nov 27, 2022, 16:04
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 13:16:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 02:59:
Best Black Friday deal evar. *

$99! WIOTA 16TB External Hard Drive, Portable Hard Drive 16TB

I ordered 10. I should be set for life.

* I think it goes without saying that this is some kind of scam.

Classic scam been going on for a while. A few youtubers ordered them for fun and cracked them open. There is usually an SD card reader inside with a 64 or 128 GB SD card, and the controller has been modded to report that it's a 16TB SSD.

Unlike some scams, they actually work... for a while until, until the card is full. I think the idea is that by the time it fails, a non techie will write it off and it will be past the return period.

I actually reported one of these by publicly shaming Amazon on their Facebook page and they took it down, but another reseller just pops up to replace it,
And it's gone (not found). Ha.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 13:16
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 13:16
Nov 25, 2022, 13:16
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 02:59:
Best Black Friday deal evar. *

$99! WIOTA 16TB External Hard Drive, Portable Hard Drive 16TB

I ordered 10. I should be set for life.

* I think it goes without saying that this is some kind of scam.

Classic scam been going on for a while. A few youtubers ordered them for fun and cracked them open. There is usually an SD card reader inside with a 64 or 128 GB SD card, and the controller has been modded to report that it's a 16TB SSD.

Unlike some scams, they actually work... for a while until, until the card is full. I think the idea is that by the time it fails, a non techie will write it off and it will be past the return period.

I actually reported one of these by publicly shaming Amazon on their Facebook page and they took it down, but another reseller just pops up to replace it,

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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 08:29
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 08:29
Nov 25, 2022, 08:29
 
LOL, the reviews are great. They seem to go back four years? Does the website determine the date of your review from the PC posting it?
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 08:22
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 08:22
Nov 25, 2022, 08:22
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 02:59:
Best Black Friday deal evar. *

$99! WIOTA 16TB External Hard Drive, Portable Hard Drive 16TB

I ordered 10. I should be set for life.

* I think it goes without saying that this is some kind of scam.
Normally $119.99. Tried to Google a company named Wiota, only found a non-tech company in Pennsylvania. Let us know, since you bought ten, what you think of them. If you give a positive review I won't mind paying the "normal" price.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 03:35
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 03:35
Nov 25, 2022, 03:35
 
Caladell wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 03:07:
Especially once you read some of the reviews. None of them are relevant to a hard drive.
Running through the Black Friday deals, a lot of them are scams, with 5 star ratings dominating the top 100, and as you point out reviews that don't match the product. It's always been bad, but this is as worse as I've ever seen it. I wonder if this is a result of those 10,000 tech jobs Amazon said it would be laying off last week.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 03:07
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 03:07
Nov 25, 2022, 03:07
 
Especially once you read some of the reviews. None of them are relevant to a hard drive.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 25, 2022, 02:59
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 25, 2022, 02:59
Nov 25, 2022, 02:59
 
Best Black Friday deal evar. *

$99! WIOTA 16TB External Hard Drive, Portable Hard Drive 16TB

I ordered 10. I should be set for life.

* I think it goes without saying that this is some kind of scam.
If Russia stops fighting, the war ends. If Ukraine stops fighting, Ukraine ends. Slava Ukraini!
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 22:11
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 24, 2022, 22:11
Nov 24, 2022, 22:11
 
Lab-grown blood injected into live human beings for the first time

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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 20:53
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 24, 2022, 20:53
Nov 24, 2022, 20:53
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 20:43:
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 20:18:
Where is everyone today?

As of right now, I am home.
Right now I am housesitting and regretting eating that turkey sandwich because I am so stuffed. Maybe another turkey sandwich would fix that.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 20:43
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 24, 2022, 20:43
Nov 24, 2022, 20:43
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 20:18:
Where is everyone today?

As of right now, I am home.
"Just take a look around you, what do you see? Pain, suffering, and misery." -Black Sabbath, Killing Yourself to Live.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 20:18
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Nov 24, 2022, 20:18
 
Where is everyone today?
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 19:55
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 24, 2022, 19:55
Nov 24, 2022, 19:55
 
I had chicken curry last week that was so good I thought I would die. The chicken could easily be replaced with turkey.
One of my favorite ways to dispose of leftover turkey is between two slices of white bread slathered with mayonnaise. Matter of fact, i'm heading towards the kitchen right now to whip one up.
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Re: WKRP Turkey Drop
Nov 24, 2022, 19:20
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Re: WKRP Turkey Drop Nov 24, 2022, 19:20
Nov 24, 2022, 19:20
 
One of the great moments of tv, right up there with Lucy and the candy line.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 19:14
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Nov 24, 2022, 19:14
 
RedEye9 wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 18:01:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 15:57:
Turkey salad? What is that?
Tuna salad but replace the tuna with turkey and viola, turkey salad. yes, i know its voila
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
Ah, that makes sense. I've had tuna salad sandwiches but they have been few and far between, certainly not something at the top of my mind.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 18:56
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Nov 24, 2022, 18:56
 
Effing Elden Ring, couple friends are waiting for it to go on sale but they only put console version on sale? Flamethrower
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 18:36
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Nov 24, 2022, 18:36
 
Happy Thanksgiving! Hobbit in orange sauce here, cranberry dressing optional.
Kittens!
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 18:01
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Nov 24, 2022, 18:01
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 15:57:
Turkey salad? What is that?
Tuna salad but replace the tuna with turkey and viola, turkey salad. yes, i know its voila
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 15:57
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Nov 24, 2022, 15:57
 
Turkey salad? What is that?
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 13:35
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day Nov 24, 2022, 13:35
Nov 24, 2022, 13:35
 
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. As is usual for my family, we are not at all having the "traditional" meal since none of us like turkey. Tostadas, 7 layer bean dip, and Mexican rice is on the menu. My mom and I have been prepping and cooking since 7 am.
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Re: OotB: Turkey Day
Nov 24, 2022, 13:06
Jivaro
 
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Nov 24, 2022, 13:06
 Jivaro
 
Happy 4 Day weekend. Happy Turkey Day. Happy Thanksgiving. Happy Native American Heritage Day tomorrow.

In general, eat well..relax...and watch football.
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