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There's a graveyard at the end of my street.  Having a wander through some of the more secluded bits with the dog and found a rope swing over a couple of graves. Weird.

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For maybe the first time in my life, I somehow didn't wake up it time for my flight to Mexico, slept in by 2 hours.... It's been a mess trying to get it taken care of since then. I have a flight tomorrow now, but it cost more $ and chances are I'm canceling my Delta American express and changing to a different primary airline because of this. 

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3 hours ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

For maybe the first time in my life, I somehow didn't wake up it time for my flight to Mexico, slept in by 2 hours.... It's been a mess trying to get it taken care of since then. I have a flight tomorrow now, but it cost more $ and chances are I'm canceling my Delta American express and changing to a different primary airline because of this. 

That stinks.  With the way air travel is so reduced at present, would've thought any airline would bend over backwards for a good customer like yourself.

Then noticed you fly Delta.  Never had good luck w/ them & had a couple REALLY annoying experiences w/ them.  Hope once you get there, the trip overcomes the early frustration.

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1 hour ago, Taro T said:

That stinks.  With the way air travel is so reduced at present, would've thought any airline would bend over backwards for a good customer like yourself.

Then noticed you fly Delta.  Never had good luck w/ them & had a couple REALLY annoying experiences w/ them.  Hope once you get there, the trip overcomes the early frustration.

I mean I spend a decent amount, so I figured they would've handled it differently. I'm writing a letter to the CEO when I'm home and see if anything comes of that. I'm looking into the Chase Sapphire Visa now since my Amex doesn't get accepted a lot now anyways and Delta isn't my only real option these days, it would give me more flexibility. 

The trip is shortened, but the pyramids should still be awesome to see, so that is exciting 🙂

 

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Shouldn’t this be moved to the White People Problems thread?!

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1 hour ago, spndnchz said:

Are they going to make you quarantine for 14 days upon returning to NY?

Not from Mexico, they also didn't from Puerto Rico or Brazil. 

Cue act 2, security theater. 

1 hour ago, SwampD said:

Shouldn’t this be moved to the White People Problems thread?!

This whole forum is a White person problem, followed by the cheers from bitter ol PA. 

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That reminds me. I need to call Visa to see if I can upgrade my Visa Plywood card up to a Visa Concrete card. I can get .04% cash back on all liquor store purchases.

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Convinced my wife for us to get Sling; she gets HGTV and I get NHL Network. I stream Sabres games off Reddit in my laptop so having some hockey on the big screen again will be a treat. 
 

We’ve been doing Dave Ramsey. 

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11 hours ago, I-90 W said:

Convinced my wife for us to get Sling; she gets HGTV and I get NHL Network. I stream Sabres games off Reddit in my laptop so having some hockey on the big screen again will be a treat. 
 

We’ve been doing Dave Ramsey. 

Go on ...

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On 10/15/2020 at 9:19 PM, SwampD said:

The HDMI connector is the biggest piece of ***** connector in the history of piece of ***** connectors. It will take a lot of convincing that there has been a worse connector. 

...maybe, like, the individual leads for an EEG,… maybe.

MicroUSB is objectively worse, the early ones the jack in the device would wear our quickly, so they stiffened those up and now the cables get out of whack unless you're *very* careful. MiniUSB had much more strength but was too thick for device manufacturer's weird thinness fetish. HDMI has never really bothered me. 

If we're going to delve into less common stuff, the DMS-59 connection on many video cards in the last decade is terrible. You may recognize the pigtail that goes from the video card to 2 VGA or 2 DVI connectors. It's more or less a rectangle, with barely any keying to make sure you get it the right way, but also has 59 tiny copper pins that are easily bent since one of the holes is blocked off if you try to plug it in the wrong way. It's one of *very few* cables types that I've repeatedly ruined by plugging them in the wrong way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMS-59

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13 hours ago, MattPie said:

MicroUSB is objectively worse, the early ones the jack in the device would wear our quickly, so they stiffened those up and now the cables get out of whack unless you're *very* careful. MiniUSB had much more strength but was too thick for device manufacturer's weird thinness fetish. HDMI has never really bothered me. 

If we're going to delve into less common stuff, the DMS-59 connection on many video cards in the last decade is terrible. You may recognize the pigtail that goes from the video card to 2 VGA or 2 DVI connectors. It's more or less a rectangle, with barely any keying to make sure you get it the right way, but also has 59 tiny copper pins that are easily bent since one of the holes is blocked off if you try to plug it in the wrong way. It's one of *very few* cables types that I've repeatedly ruined by plugging them in the wrong way.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMS-59

bah don't even get me started on a/v for computers

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