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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4050 on: July 23, 2017, 02:37:21 AM »
In here that's a mark of being 'lower class': having a washing machine in the kitchen.

If you search for "Kirsty Allsop washing machine uk" you can see hours of amusing/ridiculous debate by people who care about this WAY too much.

Don't ever accuse an Englishman of being common ... You guys are even more obsessed with class than we are (in the NL).
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4051 on: July 23, 2017, 08:35:16 AM »
In here that's a mark of being 'lower class': having a washing machine in the kitchen.

As someone who moved from the UK to the US and discovered that 'Muricans have a whole ROOM dedicated to their laundry, I still giggle inside when the aforementioned 'Muricans are shocked that us Brits keep ours in the kitchen.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4052 on: July 23, 2017, 09:35:13 AM »
In here that's a mark of being 'lower class': having a washing machine in the kitchen.

As someone who moved from the UK to the US and discovered that 'Muricans have a whole ROOM dedicated to their laundry, I still giggle inside when the aforementioned 'Muricans are shocked that us Brits keep ours in the kitchen.

HAHA my grandparents had theirs out in the well house on the farm. They had a whole building for laundry. And a wood powered dryer. It was fancy.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4053 on: July 23, 2017, 10:33:52 AM »
In here that's a mark of being 'lower class': having a washing machine in the kitchen.

As someone who moved from the UK to the US and discovered that 'Muricans have a whole ROOM dedicated to their laundry, I still giggle inside when the aforementioned 'Muricans are shocked that us Brits keep ours in the kitchen.

HAHA my grandparents had theirs out in the well house on the farm. They had a whole building for laundry. And a wood powered dryer. It was fancy.

Hahahaa mine didn't even have that, in here housebarns are common. As a kid I used to think the family farm was like a palace because it was just so big and behind every door there was new stuff to explore. It got bigger over time because they would build all kinds of structures to extend it from all kinds of repurposed materials. You can't live from a small family farm like that any more, so my goal is to FIRE to a small farm. I still think a small farm is the best place to live.

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« Reply #4054 on: July 23, 2017, 11:27:10 AM »
Imma, "washer/dryer combo" is the correct US term : )  They use to be very common in this country in the 1950's and 60's with capacities approaching that of full size separate machines, but because they suffered from the inherent issues of a front-loader, and because American homes tend to have more available space for a machine pair, the benefits didn't necessarily outweigh the disadvantages and they are hardly seen today.

I have a 1961 GE combo I use occasionally, but usually line dry. The dry cycle uses lots of water (ventless) and isn't exactly fast.


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« Reply #4055 on: July 23, 2017, 07:31:03 PM »
In here that's a mark of being 'lower class': having a washing machine in the kitchen.

As someone who moved from the UK to the US and discovered that 'Muricans have a whole ROOM dedicated to their laundry, I still giggle inside when the aforementioned 'Muricans are shocked that us Brits keep ours in the kitchen.

HAHA my grandparents had theirs out in the well house on the farm. They had a whole building for laundry. And a wood powered dryer. It was fancy.

I've seen houses with laundry rooms (and American kitchens with laundry machines) on TV shows but never in real life.  Everyone I knew growing up kept the laundry machines in the basement/cellar.
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« Reply #4056 on: July 23, 2017, 09:33:49 PM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

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« Reply #4057 on: July 24, 2017, 12:05:31 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4058 on: July 24, 2017, 05:40:18 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.
I found my car has an alarm the hard way. The keyfob didn't work (not faulty, just the button didn't work once) so I unlocked it with the key. When I opened the door the alarm went off... I think the alarm will stop when you insert the key into the ignition but I just pressed the button to make it stop.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4059 on: July 24, 2017, 07:19:45 AM »
Don't ever accuse an Englishman of being common ...

Jarvis Cocker excepted. If you make your fortune from being "common", you can't ever complain.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4060 on: July 24, 2017, 07:55:43 AM »
I found my car has an alarm the hard way. The keyfob didn't work (not faulty, just the button didn't work once) so I unlocked it with the key. When I opened the door the alarm went off... I think the alarm will stop when you insert the key into the ignition but I just pressed the button to make it stop.
If I do that with my Viper alarm/remote starter, it immediately re-locks.  I've had it for years, so it's nothing new.  Very rarely, maybe once every few months, my key's unlock button won't unlock the car, retry as I may, so that's when I first tried to unlock the door with the key, there was no alarm, but it immediately re-locked every time, so I couldn't get the door open.  Fortunately, there's a keyfob for the alarm which has an unlock button as well, and that one has always worked when this has happened, so I just do that when it happens.  I replaced the battery in the key just to rule that out, but it still happens every few months.  I am in the habit of using the car key's unlock button because it only unlocks the driver's door on a single press while the alarm keyfob unlocks multiple doors.  This is a very minor issue for me.  I just need to be sure I have a working alarm key fob with me, which I always do and use often, since it's also a remote starter keyfob.
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« Reply #4061 on: July 24, 2017, 08:14:08 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

Back in the mid-90s my parents bought a used minivan. We found out shortly that it had an old-school aftermarket alarm with a keypad and the previous owner had neglected to give us the code. After a few minutes of the alarm blaring we just cut the cord to the siren under the hood. Who's going to steal a Mazda MPV anyway?

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4062 on: July 24, 2017, 08:28:24 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button
Probably.

The current car was a graduation gift from MIL, so I didn't look into it at all.
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« Reply #4063 on: July 24, 2017, 09:03:55 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 

They also never mentioned anything about an alarm when I bought the car (new).

My last car also had a panic button on the fob; but again- I don't think it had a security alarm.  At least in 12 years of ownership, I never heard it.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4064 on: July 24, 2017, 09:14:16 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 

They also never mentioned anything about an alarm when I bought the car (new).

My last car also had a panic button on the fob; but again- I don't think it had a security alarm.  At least in 12 years of ownership, I never heard it.

Try locking the car with the FOB, then unlock and open the door from the inside of the car.  This will trigger most car alarms.
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4065 on: July 24, 2017, 09:28:21 AM »
I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 
Yeah that was my recollection too. Twenty years ago, it seemed like car alarms would go off all the time. To the point where we kids would be instructed to steer well clear of people's vehicles because some of them were on full paranoia mode and just looking at them the wrong way would trigger it.

Glad that's not an issue anymore.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4066 on: July 24, 2017, 10:43:15 AM »
My new MPP:

I just joined our Buy Nothing group and scored a pair of cargo shorts.  Checked the pockets before putting them into the wash and I found $11 in a buttoned pocket.  I'm too lazy to make the trip back to return the money so I'm going to mail the person a check.  So I'm out the cost of a stamp (49 cents, I think).

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4067 on: July 24, 2017, 11:53:27 AM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4068 on: July 24, 2017, 12:10:26 PM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 

They also never mentioned anything about an alarm when I bought the car (new).

My last car also had a panic button on the fob; but again- I don't think it had a security alarm.  At least in 12 years of ownership, I never heard it.

Try locking the car with the FOB, then unlock and open the door from the inside of the car.  This will trigger most car alarms.

There's usually some sort of time/grace limit. If you lock and then get out right away mine doesn't go off. But I play in a soccer league after work, so I often change in my car. It'll go off then.

Also, panic buttons are worthless and annoying. Mine would go off all the time by pressing against the other keys in my pocket. After about the tenth time, I took the fob apart and scratched off the traces connecting to the panic button. Awesome, no more panic button.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4069 on: July 24, 2017, 01:19:18 PM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 

They also never mentioned anything about an alarm when I bought the car (new).

My last car also had a panic button on the fob; but again- I don't think it had a security alarm.  At least in 12 years of ownership, I never heard it.

Try locking the car with the FOB, then unlock and open the door from the inside of the car.  This will trigger most car alarms.

There's usually some sort of time/grace limit. If you lock and then get out right away mine doesn't go off. But I play in a soccer league after work, so I often change in my car. It'll go off then.

Also, panic buttons are worthless and annoying. Mine would go off all the time by pressing against the other keys in my pocket. After about the tenth time, I took the fob apart and scratched off the traces connecting to the panic button. Awesome, no more panic button.

I use my panic button when I can't find the car in the parking lot.

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« Reply #4070 on: July 24, 2017, 02:12:57 PM »
You park your car and walk away.

A car alarm goes off coming from the general area you just parked in.

You don't know whether that's your car or not, because you've never heard your car alarm before.

On second thought, you have no idea whether your car has an alarm.

Now that you think of it, you have no idea whether any of your previous vehicles ever had an alarm.

That sounds like inattentive buyer problem.  I think it's safe to say you have an alarm if your key fob has a panic button

I don't think that is true... My car has a panic button- and it will set off a panic alarm on the car; but the car doesn't have an alarm that goes off if someone tries to get into the car.  (Or at least it isn't very responsive. The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 

They also never mentioned anything about an alarm when I bought the car (new).

My last car also had a panic button on the fob; but again- I don't think it had a security alarm.  At least in 12 years of ownership, I never heard it.

Try locking the car with the FOB, then unlock and open the door from the inside of the car.  This will trigger most car alarms.

Right.  Although you should know modern alarm systems are pretty insensitive -- I suspect mine is only useful for the situation described above, where someone breaks the window or you leave it down (no alarm) and then opens the door from the inside (alarm goes off).  If they just climb in the window I think I'm SOL, as I drove that thing across country on a trailer and forgot to turn off the alarm, but it never went off despite all the bumps.  Much more important is the immobilizer system that prevents the car from being started.


Back in the mid-90s my parents bought a used minivan. We found out shortly that it had an old-school aftermarket alarm with a keypad and the previous owner had neglected to give us the code. After a few minutes of the alarm blaring we just cut the cord to the siren under the hood. Who's going to steal a Mazda MPV anyway?

That is hilarious.  So the alarm was just perpetually going off without a siren?  Or did they finally rip it out?
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« Reply #4071 on: July 24, 2017, 05:31:25 PM »
I use my panic button when I can't find the car in the parking lot.

I just yell out, really loud, "Here, car!  Here, car!"   And hey, presto!  I see it right away.

Used to embarrass my son to no end when I did this.   Then he forgot where they parked at a sports stadium and he gave it a try.  He was shocked to discover how well it worked.

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« Reply #4072 on: July 24, 2017, 09:11:03 PM »
Back in the mid-90s my parents bought a used minivan. We found out shortly that it had an old-school aftermarket alarm with a keypad and the previous owner had neglected to give us the code. After a few minutes of the alarm blaring we just cut the cord to the siren under the hood. Who's going to steal a Mazda MPV anyway?

That is hilarious.  So the alarm was just perpetually going off without a siren?  Or did they finally rip it out?

Unfortunately I can't remember the details now. I don't recall the system being removed so maybe there was no immobilizer? Or maybe my dad contacted the previous owner to get the code and disable the system.

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« Reply #4073 on: July 24, 2017, 10:06:40 PM »
Back in the mid-90s my parents bought a used minivan. We found out shortly that it had an old-school aftermarket alarm with a keypad and the previous owner had neglected to give us the code. After a few minutes of the alarm blaring we just cut the cord to the siren under the hood. Who's going to steal a Mazda MPV anyway?

That is hilarious.  So the alarm was just perpetually going off without a siren?  Or did they finally rip it out?

Unfortunately I can't remember the details now. I don't recall the system being removed so maybe there was no immobilizer? Or maybe my dad contacted the previous owner to get the code and disable the system.

I don't think immobilizers were commonplace until the 2000s.  Even if you had one, it could probably be bypassed with physical access.

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« Reply #4074 on: July 27, 2017, 08:55:05 AM »
I've got stomach flu, and thus haven't eaten for days. Not planning to get ill, I'd bought food and had quite a bit in my freezer.

Hence I've now manically washing my hands (to make sure no virus) and preparing the food I'd bought, then rearranging the freezer to fit it in, since I'm not going to be able to eat it.

Grocery bill for this week: negligible.

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4075 on: July 28, 2017, 06:34:35 AM »
Putting in an insurance claim because you were rear ended and having them comment about your high deductible and how oh I see you don't have "rental coverage."  And having to say yes I know, my policy reflects deliberate choices I have need.  (unsaid because I live below my means and I can afford to pay for that if necessary.)  As the other driver was at fault, I'll get the deductible waved once they have the police report anyway.

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« Reply #4076 on: July 28, 2017, 08:25:26 PM »
My internet contract is up next week. Would have jumped $25/month if I didn't do anything. New rate is $10 higher than old rate for the new promo for just internet. *OR* for the same price I could have basic cable and free HBO! Okay, sure. BUT WAIT. Turns out there's a $7/month "broadcast fee". Ummm, what is this bullshit? They tell me it's not them, it's "required", so they can't waive it. I turned down the TV/HBO package. The lady simply could not understand why I cared about $7/month.

She stopped pushing when I instead ranted a bit about unfair corporate pricing practices and lack of clarity in pricing. Turns out there's a big lawsuit about it. https://consumerist.com/2017/04/20/communities-push-for-investigation-into-comcasts-broadcast-tv-regional-sports-fees/ and http://www.oregonlive.com/silicon-forest/index.ssf/2017/04/cable_tv_regulators_want_orego.html

Turns out they can raise those fees at any time even if you're under contract. That is some BS right there. If we could rely on DSL for hubby's business (instead of needing fiber), we'd have left them completely. UGH, monopolies suck.
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« Reply #4077 on: July 28, 2017, 08:39:19 PM »
My internet contract is up next week. Would have jumped $25/month if I didn't do anything. New rate is $10 higher than old rate for the new promo for just internet. *OR* for the same price I could have basic cable and free HBO! Okay, sure. BUT WAIT. Turns out there's a $7/month "broadcast fee". Ummm, what is this bullshit? They tell me it's not them, it's "required", so they can't waive it. I turned down the TV/HBO package. The lady simply could not understand why I cared about $7/month.

Bahaha!  I went through the same ordeal with Comcast yesterday.  I called to cancel only my internet service with them because our building had just been gigabit wired by another provider, and I can now get much better speed for much less money per month.  When the best TV price Comcast could offer for the "limited basic" was still over $50 plus taxes and fees, I was like, "Okay, you can cancel my TV service, too."  FINALLY, I'VE CUT MY CABLE CORD!  And as a bonus, my internet is now running at DOUBLE the speed (based on actual speedtest comparison) for HALF the cost with the new provider!
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4078 on: July 29, 2017, 02:00:08 AM »


That is hilarious.  So the alarm was just perpetually going off without a siren?  Or did they finally rip it out?

I had a similar thing. 

I bought a used motorbike not as a toy but because it was by far the cheapest commuting method for my journey at the time.

Anyway, after searching for a cheap one I realised that I could get a real bargain if I was willing to travel about 200 miles into the sticks, even with travelling costs included these things were going for peanuts there because they had such a limited market.

So I travel down and pick it up, the guy tells me it has an alarm on it but it doesn't work.  I ride it all the way home over the next 4 hours and well I'll be damned, the further I go the louder the alarm gets.  Turns out it had some sort of internal battery and because the guy had just been doing little journeys on it the damn thing had gone flat while he owned it.

I took it to a garage and they managed to get it in service mode but couldn't do anything else because it was defective.  They quoted (IIRC) about 30% of what I'd paid for the bike to remove the alarm because it was wired into EVERYTHING, the bike would need a total rewire.

Needless to say, I rode around on that thing in service mode for the next 2 years.  It made a loud beep every 30 seconds.
If you listen carefully you can hear it about 6 seconds into this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6j1_ox5EdY

I didn't notice it after a while and I wore earplugs on the bike anyway.  I did get some strange looks though.

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« Reply #4079 on: July 29, 2017, 02:33:00 AM »


That is hilarious.  So the alarm was just perpetually going off without a siren?  Or did they finally rip it out?

I had a similar thing. 

I bought a used motorbike not as a toy but because it was by far the cheapest commuting method for my journey at the time.

Anyway, after searching for a cheap one I realised that I could get a real bargain if I was willing to travel about 200 miles into the sticks, even with travelling costs included these things were going for peanuts there because they had such a limited market.

So I travel down and pick it up, the guy tells me it has an alarm on it but it doesn't work.  I ride it all the way home over the next 4 hours and well I'll be damned, the further I go the louder the alarm gets.  Turns out it had some sort of internal battery and because the guy had just been doing little journeys on it the damn thing had gone flat while he owned it.

I took it to a garage and they managed to get it in service mode but couldn't do anything else because it was defective.  They quoted (IIRC) about 30% of what I'd paid for the bike to remove the alarm because it was wired into EVERYTHING, the bike would need a total rewire.

Needless to say, I rode around on that thing in service mode for the next 2 years.  It made a loud beep every 30 seconds.
If you listen carefully you can hear it about 6 seconds into this video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6j1_ox5EdY

I didn't notice it after a while and I wore earplugs on the bike anyway.  I did get some strange looks though.

Great story!  I'm surprised you couldn't have just ripped out the noise maker thingy (highly technical term)

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« Reply #4080 on: July 29, 2017, 02:41:16 AM »

Great story!  I'm surprised you couldn't have just ripped out the noise maker thingy (highly technical term)

It was a sealed black box unit and had been wired in with plain black wires replacing all the colours by some foolish amateur.  It was still going when I sold the bike for what I had paid 2 years later with triple the mileage!

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« Reply #4081 on: July 29, 2017, 03:25:48 PM »
I had a small personal loan I was paying off and I decided to add it to my spreadsheet so I could have the fun of seeing the balance go down.

But my net worth is so high you could barely see the debt on the graph :(

Thank you for this. I LOL'd!

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« Reply #4082 on: July 29, 2017, 08:15:48 PM »
The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 
Yeah that was my recollection too. Twenty years ago, it seemed like car alarms would go off all the time. To the point where we kids would be instructed to steer well clear of people's vehicles because some of them were on full paranoia mode and just looking at them the wrong way would trigger it.

Glad that's not an issue anymore.
Years ago we went to the park to watch the fireworks display, We sat near a car that had an alarm that would start whoop,whoop, whooping when a loud boom happened. So basically it would whoop until it automatically shut off, then boom and it would start again, time out and then boom, it would start again. Ya, it ran the whole show, there were a lot of PO people.

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« Reply #4083 on: July 31, 2017, 10:29:55 AM »
The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 
Yeah that was my recollection too. Twenty years ago, it seemed like car alarms would go off all the time. To the point where we kids would be instructed to steer well clear of people's vehicles because some of them were on full paranoia mode and just looking at them the wrong way would trigger it.

Glad that's not an issue anymore.
Years ago we went to the park to watch the fireworks display, We sat near a car that had an alarm that would start whoop,whoop, whooping when a loud boom happened. So basically it would whoop until it automatically shut off, then boom and it would start again, time out and then boom, it would start again. Ya, it ran the whole show, there were a lot of PO people.

They should make it legal to stop a car alarm by whatever means necessary if it's a false alarm. 

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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4084 on: July 31, 2017, 10:33:23 AM »
The car alarms I remember would go off if you moved the handle, or bumped the car hard.) 
Yeah that was my recollection too. Twenty years ago, it seemed like car alarms would go off all the time. To the point where we kids would be instructed to steer well clear of people's vehicles because some of them were on full paranoia mode and just looking at them the wrong way would trigger it.

Glad that's not an issue anymore.
Years ago we went to the park to watch the fireworks display, We sat near a car that had an alarm that would start whoop,whoop, whooping when a loud boom happened. So basically it would whoop until it automatically shut off, then boom and it would start again, time out and then boom, it would start again. Ya, it ran the whole show, there were a lot of PO people.
When I was in high school (05-09) I was in the marching band and we'd often practice parade marching in the parking lot.  Car alarms would be constantly going off as the drumline went by.  Nobody batted an eye.

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« Reply #4085 on: July 31, 2017, 08:11:14 PM »
They should make it legal to stop a car alarm by whatever means necessary if it's a false alarm.

I had that thought about alarm clocks when my dorm mates used to go away and leave them plugged in.

Come 6am there would be a horde of pissed off uni students trying to break down a door.

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« Reply #4086 on: August 01, 2017, 07:07:40 AM »
I had that thought about alarm clocks when my dorm mates used to go away and leave them plugged in.

Come 6am there would be a horde of pissed off uni students trying to break down a door.

My dorm had the same problem with a super loud alarm clock, the only difference is that the student was still in the room sleeping through an air raid siren.

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« Reply #4087 on: August 01, 2017, 09:19:35 AM »
I got an unclaimed funds notice from Lending Club, because apparently 32 cents mysteriously showed up in my account at some point in the last 4 years since I sold everything and cashed out. But I moved out of state and changed my bank account etc. so I can't transfer it out without getting customer support involved.

MPP: trying to figure out how many minutes/hours is acceptable to spend trying to cash out 32 cents.

Heh, that reminded me of one; I worked a full time contract job for about a year, which had a 401k I contributed the max to.  I left that for a permanent job.  I moved the 401k money from the contract job to the 401k at my new one. 

Three years later, I got a notice that there had been some kind of accounting issue, and $5.20 or something like that had popped up in my old 401k account.  They couldn't direct transfer that little, so they had to cash me out.  After the $3 fee, I had something like $2.20 I got and had to pay taxes and penalties on for premature withdrawal.  Fortunately the amounts were low enough that they rounded down to zero on my return. 

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« Reply #4088 on: August 01, 2017, 02:16:25 PM »
When I left my job, I also left my 401k money with the custodian, at least for now it's fine.  They will not stop contacting me about "options for your money".  Like weekly letters and phone calls.  Yeah if I was going to roll it over, it would be going to a different institution so quit bugging me

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« Reply #4089 on: August 03, 2017, 05:34:44 AM »
I'm in the process of moving cities, and buying and selling a house.  I'm downsizing a tiny bit in space and about 25% in cost.  My MMP, having to wait 3 days for the excess equity to be released from my bank to vanguard so I can invest it as it is multiple times larger than my normal pulls.

ETA:  Also having personal capital double count the amount and over stating my net worth for a day or two so annoying as both Vanguard and my Bank reported the amount.
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« Reply #4090 on: August 03, 2017, 07:01:11 AM »
Also having personal capital double count the amount and over stating my net worth for a day or two so annoying as both Vanguard and my Bank reported the amount.

That happened to me last month, but in the negative.  Bank showed transfer out, Vanguard showed transfer in, then Vanguard showed securities purchase.  I was negative the amount of the transaction for a few days, then the Vanguard transfer in went away. 
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Re: Mustachian People Problems (just for fun)
« Reply #4091 on: August 03, 2017, 07:30:16 AM »
Talking with coworkers regarding couple of coworkers recently retiring and another planning to retire in the next month or so. Coworker mentioned having 2 years 8 months until they can retire to get full ss. MPP-> Having to keep my mouth shut as my target date is under 9 months and I am pretty sure they did not want to hear that from someone 3 decades younger.
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« Reply #4092 on: August 03, 2017, 10:07:14 AM »
Talking with coworkers regarding couple of coworkers recently retiring and another planning to retire in the next month or so. Coworker mentioned having 2 years 8 months until they can retire to get full ss. MPP-> Having to keep my mouth shut as my target date is under 9 months and I am pretty sure they did not want to hear that from someone 3 decades younger.

 Ya, terrible to rain on their parade, but wouldn't it have been so much fun to say here's what I did!
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« Reply #4093 on: August 03, 2017, 12:01:02 PM »
My spouse has a stress related health issue. Last night he came home and said that if he feels better after our vacation, but then starts hurting again as soon as he returns to work, he will tender his resignation as soon as this year's bonus comes through (even if he doesn't get a bonus, previous stocks will vest at that time, but he always gets a bonus, hence the largely self induces type A stress).

I don't want him to hurt, but...

I did send him to the doctor, like a proper caring person.

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« Reply #4094 on: August 04, 2017, 09:51:03 AM »
We are on vacation in our own country. Out in the country side there is generally an other brand of grocery stores than I usually use. So I made sure one week ahead that I got a membership of that store to get membership discounts. And I would use my normal credit card with 3% discount on groceries.
But during this vacation, almost every time when shopping I forgot to bring my handbag into the shop. So no phone with membership app and no credit card available. My DH had to pay most of the time. He does not have membership and the same CC discount.

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« Reply #4095 on: August 05, 2017, 12:50:44 AM »
One of my colleagues is getting another job. I'm glad for her but since she lives close by we also share rides when we have meeting in offices other than the main office.
Honestly though, it's a great opportunity for her and I wish her all the best :)
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« Reply #4096 on: August 09, 2017, 03:55:05 PM »
You forget when bin day is because they're so rarely full enough to need putting out.

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« Reply #4097 on: August 09, 2017, 04:32:39 PM »
You forget when bin day is because they're so rarely full enough to need putting out.

Yep.  Mine was today and I only "remembered" when the trucks woke me up this morning.

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« Reply #4098 on: August 09, 2017, 05:03:23 PM »
You forget when bin day is because they're so rarely full enough to need putting out.

Yep.  Mine was today and I only "remembered" when the trucks woke me up this morning.

I know they have a job to do but it really is a pet peeve of mine when the trash truck is tearing through the neighborhood at 6 in the morning. I'm an early morning person but I like to have a nice quite cup of coffee before everybody else wakes up and starts making noise. They do my place on Monday and the next block on Tuesday. Really gets the day going good
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« Reply #4099 on: August 09, 2017, 05:31:55 PM »
You forget when bin day is because they're so rarely full enough to need putting out.

Thank you for the reminder... need to take trash and recycling out!