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Messages - pectacon

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Off-Topic / What do you do for exercise?
« on: Yesterday at 11:07:18 am »Message ID: 1289585
I understand the gym works best for some people, but I've never had much patience for that kind of exercising. Just repeating some motion over and over with no context is mind numbing for me... personally I'm way more motivated if I'm doing some actual activity or accomplishing something.

Yard work is my go-to. In fact I just noticed I've gotten better muscle tone than I've ever tried to build on purpose, as a totally accidental side effect from some intensive outdoor projects this summer.

How do you get your exercise?

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Off-Topic / Re: Targeted Advertising
« on: Yesterday at 10:37:40 am »Message ID: 1289579
I've heard a lot of stories like this. I think a fair amount are coincidences, or rather you are being targeted, but not as directly as you think. They can put together a ton of information on you based on web browsing, who your friends are, stores you've visited, etc. and put together a fair idea of your projected interests.

That said, these house gizmos absolutely have to be listening at all times. People say "oh it isn't listening because it isn't activated until you say Hey Alexa" but I'm thinking... doesn't it have to be listening already in order to tell whether you said that?

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Off-Topic / Re: I think sometimes...
« on: Yesterday at 10:28:00 am »Message ID: 1289578
I love when the right answer is the wrong answer. I've been told I didn't qualify after the very first question where they show 4 pictures and say click which one is the hammer.... I mean dang, I was almost positive I knew what a hammer looked like.

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Off-Topic / Re: A new one
« on: Yesterday at 10:22:29 am »Message ID: 1289576
I guess if they just straight-up told us the thing we need to be in order to qualify for the survey, they are afraid we'd all just lie. I wish they'd at least make that make-or-break question the very first one though so we didn't waste time.

I suuuure love answering 10 minutes of tedious questions and then finding out whether they feel like paying me for it based on my demographic

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Off-Topic / Re: Do You think Joe Biden is the favorite to win the Democratic Nomination?
« on: Yesterday at 10:19:43 am »Message ID: 1289575
Probably Biden although I'm not paying too much attention yet. I bet a lot of the younger democrat voters will consider him the next best thing to a third Obama term.

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Off-Topic / Re: Bath time
« on: Yesterday at 10:16:39 am »Message ID: 1289574
I don't understand how a bath supposed to be relaxing. If I actually relaxed, I would slide under the water. Maybe you need a fancy tub?

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Off-Topic / Re: How do you vacation.
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:51:33 am »Message ID: 1289227
I'm not a big fan of travelling so I'm happy to consider it a vacation just staying at home with nobody bothering me :p

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Off-Topic / Re: Marie Callendars
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:12:44 am »Message ID: 1289224
Gosh the only restaurant we had here closed down years and years ago, I didn't realize they were still in business. I almost forgot they even had restaurants.

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Off-Topic / Re: Favorite super hero?
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:07:55 am »Message ID: 1289223
I don't really know about superhero stuff so if I had to pick I guess I would say Superman. I basically only know him and Batman and I've gotten people so angry at me when I say Batman doesn't impress me. He doesn't have any powers, right? He's just a buff rich guy, how is that super? lol

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Off-Topic / Re: Heat Wave this weekend
« on: August 20, 2019, 10:05:26 am »Message ID: 1289222
This week is supposed to be 115 at least. I have to go outside several times per day to help manage my garden, water and move shades around, otherwise it will get fried. But I'm very grateful to have a house with a/c to go back into.

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Off-Topic / Re: Lion King
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:59:18 am »Message ID: 1288353
I saw it and my previous post was pretty much right. In this one the animals looked so close to real (in an uncanny valley way) that it was like watching nature footage, they did not really emote the way the cartoons could with full-on facial expressions, and for that reason I felt a lot of the emotional resonance was sucked out of it, for example Mufasa's death felt about a tenth as sad. I am not on the Beyonce worship train and was not impressed by her or really anyone's voice acting in this. And they all but scrapped the only musical number I ever kind of liked.

Final verdict: okay but inferior. Save your money and wait til it shows up on netflix.

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Off-Topic / Re: Music while you drive?
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:53:11 am »Message ID: 1288352
I mostly listen to the radio, my car rides are usually so brief that I'm not too concerned about finding music I love. Besides that I drive an old car with no way to listen to my own music unless I wanna record it onto a cassette lol

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Off-Topic / Re: Red lobster
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:50:04 am »Message ID: 1288351
I'm not a seafoodie, I've only been there once when my whole family went and I was the kid going "ewww" at everything and probably ordered chicken strips or something.

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Off-Topic / Re: Tiny Houses
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:46:40 am »Message ID: 1288349
If I lived there alone, I think it would be really cute! I'm almost the opposite of claustrophobic and don't require much space. Provided I wasn't locked in there 24/7 I would have a fine time.

However if I had to live in one of them with another person I would probably strangle them within 12 hours.

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Off-Topic / Re: Do you enter in contests..
« on: August 13, 2019, 09:44:23 am »Message ID: 1288348
I don't bother doing the sweepstakes kind, I figure there is so little chance of winning that it's not worth the time. I will however take the time to fill out a survey in order to get a free egg mcmuffin or whatever. I'll take a guaranteed small freebie over a chance at a fortune.

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