Um, can I ask you guys a question?

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#101 Post by nausearockpig » Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:13 pm

We just need more controls imposed on us by "the man". For example if all cars had a "thing" in them which rendered certain functions like texting, social media, etc inoperable whilst the driver was driving then hey presto! No more problems. But of course, what if you're the passenger? Well the dining in the car detects where the phone is and allows those not in the drivers seat to have a fully functional phone. What if you have an accident or have pulled over? The functionality of the "thing" allows for these scenarios.

Just kidding, we need to be better people in general or more people need to be taught a lesson. Like if you see someone texting when driving, you're allowed to punch them in the throat. JK. Or am I?

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#102 Post by Artemis » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:33 pm

Do you guys say "Insta" or "Instagram" ?

What does "drip" mean? I'm assuming it's a compliment like fresh or stylish. :oldtimer:

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#103 Post by kv » Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:30 pm

Drip..diamonds so icy they be dripping...which has just turned into this gens "swag"

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#104 Post by chaos » Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:41 pm

Urban Dictionary has been my go to for internet speak. :lol:

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#105 Post by Bandit72 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:41 am

Artemis wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Do you guys say "Insta" or "Instagram" ?

What does "drip" mean? I'm assuming it's a compliment like fresh or stylish. :oldtimer:
Instagram.

If someone's a drip, they're a bit of a walkover or weak.

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#106 Post by SR » Thu May 09, 2019 8:43 am

Tech q here...need a new laptop. I use Microsoft Office and the internet. Want some relatively sustainable durability and reliability. Don't want to spend over 700. Insults and suggestions welcomed. And yeah, google...

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#107 Post by Artemis » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:42 pm

How hard is it to remove old carpeting? Is it a job that I could do or should I hire somebody?

There's some carpeting in my mother's house that's about 40 years old and needs to be removed. The carpet is on the stairs, front hall way and upstairs hall, not through out the rooms. No plans to get new carpet, only a runner or something like that for the middle of the stairs. The floor underneath is finished, but will likely need some refreshing.

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#108 Post by creep » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:53 pm

in the hallways it's easy. it is just held down by tack strips but then you have to remove the tack strips. they are nailed down so you will need a small pry bar and a hammer. if hardwood is underneath it will have holes it it and it will probably be stained.

you will probably have tack strips on the stairs too but the carpet is usually stapled down too so you will need some pliers to grab a hold of the carpet to rip it out and then you will have a bunch of staples to remove. wear gloves too because the tack strips will poke you.

not a super fun job but it could be done. probably pretty cheap to hire it out though. :noclue:

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#109 Post by Artemis » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:41 pm

Thanks, creep! I'm going to try a small section and if it's too much of a pain, I will hire somebody. I think the carpet part will be easy but the tack strips and all the nails may be a little challenging.

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#110 Post by sinep » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:43 pm

Just remove the carpeting and leave the tack strips. Once you’ve stepped on it barefooted four or five times you’ll remember to step over them; it’ll practically become muscle memory.

Source: I’ve removed the carpeting in several of my rooms and have not yet removed the tack strips. Even my dog and girlfriend have learned to step over them!

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#111 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:20 pm

sinep wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:43 pm
Just remove the carpeting and leave the tack strips. Once you’ve stepped on it barefooted four or five times you’ll remember to step over them; it’ll practically become muscle memory.

Source: I’ve removed the carpeting in several of my rooms and have not yet removed the tack strips. Even my dog and girlfriend have learned to step over them!
Heh, when we originally bought our house, it had the original carpet from probably 1960 or whenever the place was built. The carpet and padding was worn, flattened and about as thin as a beach towel and in a few doorways, barefoot you could feel the tacks poking up through the carpet. And yeah, our dog wouldn't cross the threshold going into one of the bedrooms for that reason until we got new carpet even though I initially laid down thick fuzzy bath mats on those doorways to protect everyone's feet.

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