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Title: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 09, 2015, 07:36:11 PM
Can anyone work/serve food in a kosher restaurant?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2015, 07:45:28 PM
Yes
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chucksterace on April 09, 2015, 07:53:53 PM
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on April 09, 2015, 07:56:49 PM
He'd chuck all the wood, if a woodchuck could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on April 09, 2015, 07:58:00 PM
wow, this should be renamed: "have Dan answer your question" thread
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on April 11, 2015, 06:09:11 PM
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?
An answer was published by the Associated Press in 1988, which reported that a New York fish and wildlife technician named Richard Thomas had calculated the volume of dirt in a typical 25–30-foot (7.6–9.1 m) long woodchuck burrow, and had determined that if the woodchuck had moved an equivalent volume of wood, it could move "about 700 pounds (320 kg) on a good day, with the wind at his back".Another study, which considered "chuck" to be the opposite of upchucking, determined that a woodchuck could ingest 361.9237001 cubic centimetres (22.08593926 cu in) of wood per day.[
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on April 12, 2015, 02:16:26 AM
If one were to randomly pick one of the four following choices, what would the theoretical probability of getting the correct answer be?
A - 25%,
B - 50%,
C - 69%,
D - 25%.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on April 12, 2015, 02:20:51 AM
If one were to randomly pick one of the four following choices, what would the theoretical probability of getting the correct answer be?
A - 25%,
B - 50%,
C - 69%,
D - 25%.

This question has already been asked and answered elsewhere on the forum  ::)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 12, 2015, 02:25:37 AM
This question has already been asked and answered elsewhere on the forum  ::)

He actually changed one of the percentages...but its still the same answer.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on April 12, 2015, 02:26:22 AM
He actually changed one of the percentages...but its still the same answer.
Yup
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=344.msg1012913#msg1012913
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on April 12, 2015, 02:32:39 AM
Is anyone else on the White House spam list?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on April 12, 2015, 02:50:13 AM
This question has already been asked and answered elsewhere on the forum  ::)

Sorry. I never saw that thread. So how about this one.

Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on April 12, 2015, 02:52:20 AM

Sorry. I never saw that thread. So how about this one.

Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?

Via pollination..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 12, 2015, 08:06:18 PM
What's a Hat Tip?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 12, 2015, 08:11:33 PM
Where do they get the seeds to plant seedless watermelons?
How do you get sinsemilla?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: YOSEF on April 12, 2015, 08:24:52 PM
What's a Hat Tip?
aka HT.
Giving someone credit with a "tip of the hat".

For example, someone sees a deal and posts in the forums. Dan will give them a HT if it makes the main page, as Dan didn't find the deal himself.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on April 12, 2015, 08:34:31 PM
How do you get sinsemilla?
There are other forums dedicated to such topics, Chaim. Try High Times forum. Or Cheech and Chong forum.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 12, 2015, 10:18:09 PM
There are other forums dedicated to such topics, Chaim. Try High Times forum. Or Cheech and Chong forum.
There are only so many forums you can have time for.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on April 13, 2015, 12:25:09 AM
There are only so many forums you can have time for.
Stop smoking all that weed and you might have some more time! :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 13, 2015, 08:09:48 AM
Stop smoking all that weed and you might have some more time! :P
...but then I would be a grumpy old man.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 14, 2015, 01:00:17 PM
Is it safe to email someone my checking account # and routing #? (so they can make a deposit into my account)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 14, 2015, 01:01:42 PM
Is it safe to email someone my checking account # and routing #? (so they can make a deposit into my account)
Safe as writing someone a check. If it is not a large amount they can do it with your email address using Chase, BOA, WF and probably others.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 14, 2015, 01:02:52 PM
Safe as writing someone a check.
True :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 14, 2015, 01:03:27 PM
True :)
See edit/addition.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 14, 2015, 01:14:35 PM
See edit/addition.
how about Keybank?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on April 14, 2015, 01:16:41 PM
how about Keybank?
Never used them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 14, 2015, 01:23:46 PM
Never used them.
ok just curious
thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 17, 2015, 10:35:35 AM
For some airlines, having your mileage account at a foreign address exempts you from certain spend requirements to attain certain levels of status CMIIW

Whilst merging USAir with AAdvantage, one has a US address and one had a foreign address.

Which one do I want to survive the merger?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 19, 2015, 02:29:21 AM
For some airlines, having your mileage account at a foreign address exempts you from certain spend requirements to attain certain levels of status CMIIW

Whilst merging USAir with AAdvantage, one has a US address and one had a foreign address.

Which one do I want to survive the merger?
Bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 22, 2015, 03:07:48 PM
Is there any better way to view this forum on my phone than by using my mobile browser? Like an app or something?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 22, 2015, 03:15:20 PM
Is there any better way to view this forum on my phone than by using my mobile browser? Like an app or something?
Tap-a-talk?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 22, 2015, 03:30:32 PM
Tap-a-talk?

How do I do that?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on April 22, 2015, 03:31:48 PM

How do I do that?
Android?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quoord.tapatalkpro.activity&hl=en
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 22, 2015, 03:38:26 PM
Android?
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quoord.tapatalkpro.activity&hl=en

Nope, iPhone.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on April 22, 2015, 05:52:33 PM

How do I do that?
I think it's called the App Store....
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 22, 2015, 05:56:15 PM

Nope, iPhone.

Tapatalk by Quoord Systems
https://appsto.re/us/CmEws.i

But if you're being spoon fed, it's gonna be a long time before you figure out how to use it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 22, 2015, 06:07:39 PM
Tapatalk by Quoord Systems
https://appsto.re/us/CmEws.i

But if you're being spoon fed, it's gonna be a long time before you figure out how to use it.

Just downloaded it, but not the most user-friendly IMO.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 22, 2015, 06:09:08 PM

Just downloaded it, but not the most user-friendly IMO.

I agree, it takes a little to get used to... That's why I said

If you're being spoon fed, it's gonna be a long time before you figure out how to use it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 25, 2015, 09:48:38 AM
For some airlines, having your mileage account at a foreign address exempts you from certain spend requirements to attain certain levels of status CMIIW

Whilst merging USAir with AAdvantage, one has a US address and one had a foreign address.

Which one do I want to survive the merger?
Bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 06, 2015, 08:26:24 PM
I bought an AT&T phone at BestBuy, and it's not working properly. Do I contact AT&T or BestBuy?

Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: keemster26 on May 06, 2015, 08:31:39 PM
I bought an AT&T phone at BestBuy, and it's not working properly. Do I contact AT&T or BestBuy?

Thanks
Amex. Lol
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 06, 2015, 08:40:46 PM
Amex. Lol
I thought of that first, but they won't transfer my contacts to a new phone, and it's a huge pain to do it over bluetooth. More of a pain than the $7 I paid for the phone (courtesy of DDF of course :) )
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: keemster26 on May 06, 2015, 08:41:32 PM
I thought of that first, but they won't transfer my contacts to a new phone, and it's a huge pain to do it over bluetooth. More of a pain than the $7 I paid for the phone (courtesy of DDF of course :) )
Lol. Take it to the store. They should be able to transfer it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 07, 2015, 02:57:44 PM
How does one decide whether to post a random post in the 'Random Posts" thread or the "  Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners" thread.
Does it depend on the poster, the target audience, or the content of the post?

ETA: Typo fixed
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on May 07, 2015, 02:59:03 PM
How does one decide wether to post a random post in the 'Random Posts" thread or the "  Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners" thread.
Does it depend on the poster, the target audience, or the content of the post?
They should be merged, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on May 07, 2015, 02:59:37 PM
How does one decide wether to post a random post in the 'Random Posts" thread or the "  Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners" thread.
Does it depend on the poster, the target audience, or the content of the post?

As indicated by the wiki to the non-meshugener thread all it means is that he (meshugener) cant post in that one. The rest is up to you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 07, 2015, 03:00:08 PM
How does one decide whether to post a random post in the 'Random Posts" thread or the "  Random Posts For Non-Meshugeners" thread.
Does it depend on the poster, the target audience, or the content of the post?
whichever one shows up higher in the recent posts list.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tankchucker on May 17, 2015, 02:06:42 AM
I just called amex on Friday to make some new Au's.

 I'm just wondering whats stopping the phone rep from stealing my social when they make me repeat it over the phone?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on May 17, 2015, 03:14:08 AM
I just called amex on Friday to make some new Au's.

 I'm just wondering whats stopping the phone rep from stealing my social when they make me repeat it over the phone?
And what about your banker, insurance agent, car lease, tax guy.....
Technically nothing is stopping them which i guess is why I can buy socials online starting at $80 an identity
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tankchucker on May 17, 2015, 04:30:51 AM
And what about your banker, insurance agent, car lease, tax guy.....
Technically nothing is stopping them which i guess is why I can buy socials online starting at $80 an identity
I'm not scared about my accountant insurance agent or car dealer as they all have a name to protect, but when it comes to a banker or a phone rep which works be harder to trace back to I just wonder whats supposed to stop them.

I ( along with many others) had a au opened in my name from a guy that was working in the yeshiva office.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on May 17, 2015, 08:22:46 AM
I'm not scared about my accountant insurance agent or car dealer as they all have a name to protect, but when it comes to a banker or a phone rep which works be harder to trace back to I just wonder whats supposed to stop them.

I ( along with many others) had a au opened in my name from a guy that was working in the yeshiva office.

How about anyone working in any doctors office or other medical facility where you have been treated?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tankchucker on May 17, 2015, 08:27:53 AM
How about anyone working in any doctors office or other medical facility where you have been treated?
More of a reason that I should be worried! Though every office that I've been to over the past year hasn't received my social, I don't fill it out on their forms and if they ask I just say that I don't know it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on May 17, 2015, 08:30:55 AM

I'm not scared about my accountant insurance agent or car dealer as they all have a name to protect, but when it comes to a banker or a phone rep which works be harder to trace back to I just wonder whats supposed to stop them.

I ( along with many others) had a au opened in my name from a guy that was working in the yeshiva office.
If he was opening au why not just do it without socials?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tankchucker on May 17, 2015, 08:35:15 AM
If he was opening au why not just do it without socials?
I was doing 5 au's on each card in my name so i hopefully can take advantage of the Sam's club offer on time, closer to SBS I plan on pulling out the rest.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PennyHunter on May 26, 2015, 10:55:35 PM
Is there a chart for rank levels?

How many posts are required in order to be able to use a avatar?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on May 26, 2015, 11:00:48 PM
Is there a chart for rank levels?

How many posts are required in order to be able to use a avatar?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1354.0
IIRC 250
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 26, 2015, 11:42:51 PM
anyone know if kohls will let me buy a GC with a store credit?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on May 27, 2015, 04:49:27 PM
anyone know if kohls will let me buy a GC with a store credit?

I called them, and they said that you could.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: deal_rider on May 27, 2015, 06:46:29 PM
Does the citi's 5% cashback this quarter include lowes?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 27, 2015, 06:47:29 PM
I called them, and they said that you could.
cool, thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 27, 2015, 08:24:42 PM
Is there a chart for rank levels?

How many posts are required in order to be able to use a avatar?
Depends what you want as an avatar ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PennyHunter on May 28, 2015, 09:23:23 AM
Depends what you want as an avatar ;)

Thanks! That really answered my question.
Does anyone else have a answer that will actualy answer my question?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 28, 2015, 09:25:05 AM
Thanks! That really answered my question.
Does anyone else have a answer that will actualy answer my question?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1354.0
IIRC 250
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 28, 2015, 12:12:48 PM
I just got an offer from my Slate card for $20 off $40 at BB&B but the coupon doesn't say anywhere that I have to use the Slate card to get the offer. Can I use any card I want?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on May 28, 2015, 02:07:18 PM
I just got an offer from my Slate card for $20 off $40 at BB&B but the coupon doesn't say anywhere that I have to use the Slate card to get the offer. Can I use any card I want?

I think the bigger question is, why do you have a Slate card?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on May 28, 2015, 02:09:55 PM
I think the bigger question is, why do you have a Slate card?
;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 28, 2015, 02:10:58 PM
I think the bigger question is, why do you have a Slate card?
1. It's the first no AF card I got (way before there was a DDF) and I never closed it.
2. Slate now offers free FICO scores.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 28, 2015, 02:20:52 PM
I just got an offer from my Slate card for $20 off $40 at BB&B but the coupon doesn't say anywhere that I have to use the Slate card to get the offer. Can I use any card I want?
It's a coupon.  Go to BB&B, and try it.  It looks like it works even before you present payment.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 28, 2015, 02:21:27 PM
I think the bigger question is, why do you have a Slate card?
I just got mine...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on May 29, 2015, 02:17:34 AM

Thanks! That really answered my question.
Does anyone else have a answer that will actualy answer my question?

Well when you get 250 posts you get to post an avatar, im almost there :) im sure theres more just havent figured them out yet. But it makes you feel VERY special.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 31, 2015, 12:37:37 PM
Did Amazon catch on to the trick of adding on a pre-order item to an order with add-on items? I just got a few items delivered and I'm trying to cancel the pre-ordered item but I keep getting this message:
Quote
Important Message
To cancel these items, the Add-on Items in your order must also be cancelled.
This order contains one or more Add-on Items, which ship with qualifying orders of $25 or more of items shipped by Amazon.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on May 31, 2015, 07:04:17 PM
I need to send a letter to someone in Jerusalem,
I know the street name and house number, what else do I need to write?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cozmohoot on May 31, 2015, 07:53:24 PM
Did Amazon catch on to the trick of adding on a pre-order item to an order with add-on items? I just got a few items delivered and I'm trying to cancel the pre-ordered item but I keep getting this message:
Yeh I had that issue last week and had to email to cancel the order. Hmmm
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cozmohoot on May 31, 2015, 07:54:09 PM
I need to send a letter to someone in Jerusalem,
I know the street name and house number, what else do I need to write?
Just write Jerusalem, Israel right under that..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 31, 2015, 07:55:49 PM
Yeh I had that issue last week and had to email to cancel the order. Hmmm
+1
I chatted with them and they cancelled the item. I would hesitate before trying to order another add on item that way as it was an extra hassle
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on May 31, 2015, 07:58:15 PM
Just write Jerusalem, Israel right under that..
Do I write it in Hebrew or English? And do I write first the street name or the house number?

In example, would it be;
1 Bar ilan
Jerusalem, Israel?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on May 31, 2015, 08:00:06 PM
Do I write it in Hebrew or English? And do I write first the street name or the house number?

In example, would it be;
1 Bar ilan
Jerusalem, Israel?
English is fine... That looks fine
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on May 31, 2015, 08:02:24 PM
Great, thx.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on May 31, 2015, 08:04:41 PM

Just write Jerusalem, Israel right under that..
Don't forget apartment number.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on May 31, 2015, 08:15:55 PM
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/314396/london-based-belz-chassidim-criticized-by-uk-jewish-feminists.html
 
מי שאין לו אשה או שאשתו בעיר אחרת לא ילמד תינוקות
 מפני שאמותיהם מביאות את בניהם לבית הספר
 ויתגרה בו יצרו מה שאין כן כשאשתו עמו בעיר יש לו פת בסלו אם יבא לו הרהור ויתקפנו יצרו שלא יוכל להסיח דעתו יוכל לבא אל אשתו.
ויש מתירין למי שיש לו אשה אפילו היא בעיר אחרת
ולכן אין למחות ביד המקילים:
 
Source (http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/שולחן_ערוך_הרב_הלכות_תלמוד_תורה_פרק_א#.D7.A1.D7.A2.D7.99.D7.A3_.D7.99.D7.92)

From here you see that Mothers are the one's to bring the children to school, and the solution is by hiring people without problems.

If it's a general problem of women driving they should trow out all students that their mother drives period, no matter if it's to school or elsewhere.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 31, 2015, 08:38:09 PM
+1
I chatted with them and they cancelled the item. I would hesitate before trying to order another add on item that way as it was an extra hassle
I wouldn't do it just for the risk that they may start flagging accounts that do it too often.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 31, 2015, 08:39:13 PM
http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/headlines-breaking-stories/314396/london-based-belz-chassidim-criticized-by-uk-jewish-feminists.html
 
מי שאין לו אשה או שאשתו בעיר אחרת לא ילמד תינוקות
 מפני שאמותיהם מביאות את בניהם לבית הספר
 ויתגרה בו יצרו מה שאין כן כשאשתו עמו בעיר יש לו פת בסלו אם יבא לו הרהור ויתקפנו יצרו שלא יוכל להסיח דעתו יוכל לבא אל אשתו.
ויש מתירין למי שיש לו אשה אפילו היא בעיר אחרת
ולכן אין למחות ביד המקילים:
 
Source (http://he.wikisource.org/wiki/שולחן_ערוך_הרב_הלכות_תלמוד_תורה_פרק_א#.D7.A1.D7.A2.D7.99.D7.A3_.D7.99.D7.92)

From here you see that Mothers are the one's to bring the children to school, and the solution is by hiring people without problems.

If it's a general problem of women driving they should trow out all students that their mother drives period, no matter if it's to school or elsewhere.
??? מה עניין שמיטה אצל הר סיני?

What in the world does that Shulchan Aruch have to do with whether women can drive?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on May 31, 2015, 08:42:28 PM
??? מה עניין שמיטה אצל הר סיני?

What in the world does that Shulchan Aruch have to do with whether women can drive?

If it's a general problem of women driving they should trow out all students that their mother drives period, no matter if it's to school or elsewhere.

the ban is only women that drive their children to school
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on May 31, 2015, 08:50:25 PM
the ban is only women that drive their children to school
What does that have to do with the Shu"A you brought? Did they say a woman can't walk her kid to school? Does the Shu"a imply that it HAS to be the mother who drops the kids off?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on May 31, 2015, 08:57:37 PM
Does the Shu"a imply that it HAS to be the mother who drops the kids off?
it's acceptable (it's the Derech)

What does that have to do with the Shu"A you brought? Did they say a woman can't walk her kid to school?
If it's a general problem of women driving they should trow out all students that their mother drives period, no matter if it's to school or elsewhere.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 01, 2015, 03:02:37 AM
Do I write it in Hebrew or English? And do I write first the street name or the house number?

In example, would it be;
1 Bar ilan
Jerusalem, Israel?
While that will get there perfectly fine, the usuall format is the number after the street name.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 01, 2015, 05:48:38 PM
it's acceptable (it's the Derech)

Quote
א"ל רב לר' חייא נשים במאי זכיין באקרויי בנייהו לבי כנישתא ובאתנויי גברייהו בי רבנן ונטרין לגברייהו עד דאתו מבי רבנן
Brochos 17A (http://www.hebrewbooks.org/shas.aspx?mesechta=1&daf=17&format=text)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 07, 2015, 01:37:43 AM
Anyone know where I can find online the story about how a Rabbi debunked a blood libel by asking a simple woman to make him an egg?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 07, 2015, 02:26:08 AM
Anyone know where I can find online the story about how a Rabbi debunked a blood libel by asking a simple woman to make him an egg?
No.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 07, 2015, 02:41:24 AM
No.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 07, 2015, 05:59:31 AM
No.
I'm sure that's incorrect
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 07, 2015, 07:19:17 AM
I'm sure that's incorrect
+1
Waiting for someone to prove him wrong... :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 07, 2015, 09:20:41 AM
I'm sure that's incorrect
I don't speak for everyone, only myself.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on June 07, 2015, 09:39:38 AM
I don't speak for everyone, only myself.
In that case the answer to the question ("anyone know...") should've been "not me," not "no."
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 07, 2015, 09:41:30 AM
I don't speak for everyone, only myself.
Which would be almost everyone :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 07, 2015, 09:48:08 AM
In that case the answer to the question ("anyone know...") should've been "not me," not "no."
That is one for the grammar police. Is "anyone" singular or plural?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 07, 2015, 11:23:26 AM
That is one for the grammar police. Is "anyone" singular or plural?
singular
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2015, 11:36:21 AM
Anyone know where I can find online the story about how a Rabbi debunked a blood libel by asking a simple woman to make him an egg?
I believe you are referring to the blood libel of 1144 in Norwich, England.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 07, 2015, 11:56:03 AM
I believe you are referring to the blood libel of 1144 in Norwich, England.
Where do you see that?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 07, 2015, 12:02:15 PM
I don't speak for everyone, only myself.
In that case the answer to the question ("anyone know...") should've been "not me," not "no."
That is one for the grammar police. Is "anyone" singular or plural?
singular
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 07, 2015, 10:57:45 PM
Can I use multiple GC for 1 order with Home Depot?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on June 07, 2015, 11:54:54 PM
Can I use multiple GC for 1 order with Home Depot?
Up to 9 GC and 1 Credit or Debit.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2015, 11:57:13 PM
Where do you see that?
Don't see it anywhere, that's just what I remember. A google search about that libel brought up articles that mentioned Jews not being allowed to consume blood in eggs or otherwise as proof against that particular libel, but no mention of a rabbi calling a women to the stand to prove it in that way.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 07, 2015, 11:58:04 PM
Up to 9 GC and 1 Credit or Debit.
Thx.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 08, 2015, 09:57:20 AM
Is there a thread or can anyone tell me the advantages of selling on Amazon VS Ebay?

Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: AnonymousUser on June 08, 2015, 11:15:33 AM
Is there a thread or can anyone tell me the advantages of selling on Amazon VS Ebay?

Thanks
Items generally have higher prices on Amazon.
Fees are different in each category, so you can check which nets you more.
Amazon has the option of FBA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 08, 2015, 11:31:10 AM
Items generally have higher prices on Amazon.
Fees are different in each category, so you can check which nets you more.
Amazon has the option of FBA.
aha

so for best results would it make sense to set up an account for each, and then choose based on the item?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2015, 11:36:33 AM
aha

so for best results would it make sense to set up an account for each, and then choose based on the item?

Something else you may need to consider (depending on what you're selling) is that sometimes items may be restricted on Amazon, but allowed on Ebay. I don't really of the reverse being true, but I suppose it is possible.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 08, 2015, 11:38:26 AM
Something else you may need to consider (depending on what you're selling) is that sometimes items may be restricted on Amazon, but allowed on Ebay. I don't really of the reverse being true, but I suppose it is possible.
Interesting.

Is one or the other less work regarding creating the listings?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on June 08, 2015, 11:42:18 AM
Interesting.

Is one or the other less work regarding creating the listings?

On Amazon you'll be using existing listings, on Ebay you'll be creating a new one - so Ebay is more work. However, you will be creating based on existing listings, so it is not that much more difficult.

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 08, 2015, 12:32:59 PM
On Amazon you'll be using existing listings, on Ebay you'll be creating a new one - so Ebay is more work. However, you will be creating based on existing listings, so it is not that much more difficult.
Got it, thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 09, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
Any Sofrim on here for some random questions?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 09, 2015, 10:51:51 AM
I know a sofer that's on the Ddf just not sure what his name on the forums is and haven't spoken to him in a while
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 09, 2015, 10:58:53 AM
Any Sofrim on here for some random questions?
A close relative of mine is - I can ask if you want.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on June 09, 2015, 01:26:40 PM
Miles selling question:

If I have various SPG, MR, and URP accounts and I want to cash them all in, what transfer partner do they all have in common that I can dump all the points into and get the best value?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 09, 2015, 01:33:46 PM
Miles selling question:

If I have various SPG, MR, and URP accounts and I want to cash them all in, what transfer partner do they all have in common that I can dump all the points into and get the best value?
You get the best values in each of the plans you mentioned, because the buyer has the flexibility to put them in the partner they want.  So leave them as is. (Unless you have really small, worthless amounts in each)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Mordyk on June 09, 2015, 01:35:27 PM
You get the best values in each of the plans you mentioned, because the buyer has the flexibility to put them in the partner they want.  So leave them as is. (Unless you have really small, worthless amounts in each)
+1 thats why those programs have the best rate. no restrictions and sometimes possible to get bonuses when transferring specific amounts
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on June 09, 2015, 04:07:18 PM
Miles selling question:

If I have various SPG, MR, and URP accounts and I want to cash them all in, what transfer partner do they all have in common that I can dump all the points into and get the best value?
BA, SQ and VS. SQ probably being the best value.
You get the best values in each of the plans you mentioned, because the buyer has the flexibility to put them in the partner they want.  So leave them as is. (Unless you have really small, worthless amounts in each)
Or if he doesn't want to give access, etc.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on June 09, 2015, 04:28:45 PM
BA, SQ and VS. SQ probably being the best value.Or if he doesn't want to give access, etc.
You got it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 14, 2015, 10:59:48 PM
I used a wrong card for a purchase and I want the merchant to cancel the charge from the card and charge it to a different card,
Would this cost any additional fees for the merchant?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 14, 2015, 11:05:06 PM
I used a wrong card for a purchase and I want the merchant to cancel the charge from the card and charge it to a different card,
Would this cost any additional fees for the merchant?
It might. And that's besides the fact that he doesn't get the processing fee refunded.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on June 14, 2015, 11:08:34 PM
just post in this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.0) thread and move on with life
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 14, 2015, 11:19:11 PM
just post in this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=33898.0) thread and move on with life
It's a 7k charge which should have gone on my Plat to reach 20k, now don't tell me to move on!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 14, 2015, 11:21:26 PM
It's a 7k charge which should have gone on my Plat to reach 20k, now don't tell me to move on!
What kind of a place is it ? Some places charge a return/restocking fee.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 14, 2015, 11:21:36 PM
I used a wrong card for a purchase and I want the merchant to cancel the charge from the card and charge it to a different card,
Would this cost any additional fees for the merchant?

I hate to deal with those customers.
the ones that purchase the least, drive you up the most.


It's a 7k charge which should have gone on my Plat to reach 20k, now don't tell me to move on! <img src="http://s3.amazonaws.com/tapatalk-emoji/emoji35.png" />

"7k" I would have some respect
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 14, 2015, 11:28:39 PM
A friend of mine who always uses my card used it to pay off his summer bungalow,
I told him to ask me for the card when he wants to pay it off but instead he used an other card,

Now I gotta ask him to ask the office to change it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on June 14, 2015, 11:59:07 PM

I used a wrong card for a purchase and I want the merchant to cancel the charge from the card and charge it to a different card,
Would this cost any additional fees for the merchant?
Ime the only fee is they will incur is the .05 or .10 transaction fee. Afaik, The percentage for processing will not get charged.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on June 15, 2015, 02:14:29 AM
what did i miss on the island hopper thread that it got deleted :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 15, 2015, 02:17:03 AM
what did i miss on the island hopper thread that it got deleted :)
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52686.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on June 15, 2015, 02:18:02 AM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=52686.0
oh thank you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: snapit on June 15, 2015, 03:54:04 AM
Is there a thread or can anyone tell me the advantages of selling on Amazon VS Ebay?

Thanks
I found ebay to be much easier and that I ended up making more money after all the fees. Also btw I'm pretty sure ebay recently started a program for them storing and shipping your product
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Am on June 15, 2015, 04:13:21 AM
Ime the only fee is they will incur is the .05 or .10 transaction fee. Afaik, The percentage for processing will not get charged.
-1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on June 15, 2015, 08:15:49 AM
-1
My statement disagrees.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 15, 2015, 08:19:00 AM
How does Stubhub get away with charging 23% to sell tickets? 1k in fees to sell a 4.2k ticket? Why not just break into my house and steal the money.  >:(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: monkey on June 15, 2015, 08:45:12 AM
Any way to cancel a nonrefundable paid ticket? We were going to go visit a family member and they moved back.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sammy n on June 15, 2015, 08:59:38 AM
Any way to cancel a nonrefundable paid ticket? We were going to go visit a family member and they moved back.
Don't think so but if you call to cancel I think they will give back the taxes.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: monkey on June 15, 2015, 09:34:31 AM
Don't think so but if you call to cancel I think they will give back the taxes.
Is there a way to get a refund if it's due to a family medical emergency? (Not the passenger, the passengers family)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sammy n on June 15, 2015, 09:35:46 AM
Is there a way to get a refund if it's due to a family medical emergency? (Not the passenger, the passengers family)
PUTPAC
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Am on June 15, 2015, 09:56:27 AM

My statement disagrees.
if you had that experience then your processor took a loss
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on June 15, 2015, 10:00:38 AM
if you had that experience then your processor took a loss
Are you sure ? (Cc processing statments are almost impossible to read but..)
On my statment it shows × amount in refunds and my processing fees are shown as computed off of total sales - x.
I also spoke with my processig company and they assured me  this is the case.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 15, 2015, 12:28:11 PM
ok, I updated myself and Zow to confirmed (subject to work schedule, wife's protests, etc).
I also updated to CM and chucksteak to probable. Chucksteak can bring the romanians.

this proves that hence is a he?

(depends on state)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 15, 2015, 12:29:08 PM
this proves that hence is a he?

(depends on state)
Does not prove anything and it is not state based.  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on June 15, 2015, 01:51:00 PM
it is not state based.  ;)
-1/2
Depends on which state they got married in.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 15, 2015, 01:52:23 PM
-1/2
Depends on which state they got married in.
What I meant is even in states that it is not legal they will refer to one of the spouses as DW.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on June 15, 2015, 02:01:17 PM
What I meant is even in states that it is not legal they will refer to one of the spouses as DW.
oh well, you learn new things every day...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 15, 2015, 02:02:04 PM
oh well, you learn new things every day...
And sometimes they are even useful!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 15, 2015, 02:04:20 PM
And sometimes they are even useful!
If I run into one of these situations how do I know which one to ask "Is this your wife?"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 15, 2015, 02:07:37 PM
is/are ---- related?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 15, 2015, 02:07:41 PM
If I run into one of these situations how do I know which one to ask "Is this your wife?"
Spouse would work
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2015, 02:11:11 PM
How does Stubhub get away with charging 23% to sell tickets? 1k in fees to sell a 4.2k ticket? Why not just break into my house and steal the money.  >:(
Go start a competing site.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 15, 2015, 03:28:08 PM
I used a wrong card for a purchase and I want the merchant to cancel the charge from the card and charge it to a different card,
Would this cost any additional fees for the merchant?


It's a 7k charge which should have gone on my Plat to reach 20k, now don't tell me to move on!
Update;
They changed the charge to the Plat BH
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 16, 2015, 03:06:08 PM
How soon does it usually take for a refund to appear on Amex?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sammy n on June 21, 2015, 08:59:14 AM
What airline offeres on board WiFi in economy? (international flight)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on June 21, 2015, 09:24:54 AM
What airline offeres on board WiFi in economy? (international flight)

Delta has on a lot of flights,  but it's not free.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sammy n on June 21, 2015, 09:25:44 AM
Delta has on a lot of flights,  but it's not free.
Any others?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on June 21, 2015, 06:41:33 PM
Any others?
Turkish on some.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on June 21, 2015, 10:50:18 PM
How soon does it usually take for a refund to appear on Amex?
2-3 days
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 21, 2015, 11:02:01 PM
Delta has on a lot of flights,  but it's not free.
If you use GoGo its cheaper to buy a pass before you fly
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on June 21, 2015, 11:03:23 PM
If you use GoGo its cheaper to buy a pass before you fly

+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on June 23, 2015, 02:22:05 AM
Does anyone here have a late model window unit AC 8000 BTU that they actually like and can actually hear things like phone ringing, doorbell, tv while its running? Going crazy here...thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on June 23, 2015, 03:28:51 AM
Does anyone here have a late model window unit AC 8000 BTU that they actually like and can actually hear things like phone ringing, doorbell, tv while its running? Going crazy here...thanks!
Friedrich
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 23, 2015, 11:18:45 PM
Friedrich
+1

GE is a helicopter >2nd year
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on June 24, 2015, 02:29:27 AM
Interestingly they don't have good reviews on amazon...saw Frigidaire and LG with the best reviews but neither were that great.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on June 24, 2015, 06:23:17 AM
Interestingly they don't have good reviews on amazon...saw Frigidaire and LG with the best reviews but neither were that great.

If Friedrich has bad reviews then who has good? they're known to be the top of the line, sometimes you can get a rebate from Friedrich & your utility provider EX: https://www.conedhvacrebates.com/rebate .

IIRC I got $50 in rebates
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on June 25, 2015, 03:54:45 PM
Why does Dan refer to links as linky? As in 'Groupon Linky', Motorola Headset Linky'
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 25, 2015, 10:24:59 PM
Why does Dan refer to links as linky? As in 'Groupon Linky', Motorola Headset Linky'
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Linky
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on June 25, 2015, 10:39:01 PM
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Linky
I don't think his question was what it meant
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 26, 2015, 12:04:06 AM
Its there any place I can get kosher Now and Laters?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on June 26, 2015, 12:04:45 AM
I don't think his question was what it meant
Well they are saying that the real word is linky, and link is just a shorter way of saying it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on June 26, 2015, 12:08:16 PM
Well they are saying that the real word is linky, and link is just a shorter way of saying it.
no, it redirected to hyperlink
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 26, 2015, 01:37:40 PM
Why are Fridays the best days for popcorn around here? I am being serious for once. I would think if should be the opposite with everyone mellowing out.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 26, 2015, 01:42:10 PM
Fridays are very high-stress days in Jewish household..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 26, 2015, 01:44:08 PM
Fridays are very high-stress days in Jewish household..
I get there is a lot going on but what comes next you would think everyone would be relaxed.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on June 26, 2015, 01:45:20 PM
I get there is a lot going on but what comes next you would think everyone would be relaxed.
By the time the transition to relaxation happens everyone's off DDF already.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on June 26, 2015, 01:46:51 PM
By the time the transition to relaxation happens everyone's off DDF already.
This.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on June 26, 2015, 01:47:45 PM
By the time the transition to relaxation happens everyone's off DDF already.
Not possible but only if we could see posts after the transition.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on June 26, 2015, 02:04:36 PM
Not possible but only if we could see posts after the transition.  :)
Compare to the posts on Sat night.  Those are after 24 hours of relaxation.  Then we're ready to go again.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on June 26, 2015, 02:29:01 PM
Why does Dan refer to links as linky? As in 'Groupon Linky', Motorola Headset Linky'

IIRC it all started with a typo...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on June 26, 2015, 02:37:25 PM
no, it redirected to hyperlink
Oops, i read it too fast.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 26, 2015, 02:58:15 PM
I get there is a lot going on but what comes next you would think everyone would be relaxed.
Friday we get all the stress out of the system & then we're ready for a day of relaxation.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on June 26, 2015, 05:07:50 PM
When I'm smelling really good food all day without eating it, I get moody
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on June 26, 2015, 05:20:13 PM
Not possible but only if we could see posts after the transition.  :)
For that you have to come to shul Friday night. Those are the best conversations.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on June 29, 2015, 12:22:39 AM
For that you have to come to shul Friday night. Those are the best conversations.
+1

CM, after your Ohel trip, you'll have to spend a Friday night davening upstairs 770. Maybe a week when Achas, Freddie and myself are there.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 01, 2015, 07:44:58 AM
NYC alternate side parking: can I park on the "wrong" side after the truck passes?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 01, 2015, 07:45:59 AM
NYC alternate side parking: can I park on the "wrong" side after the truck passes?
If you want a ticket. Otherwise wait till the time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 01, 2015, 07:47:11 AM
NYC alternate side parking: can I park on the "wrong" side after the truck passes?
depends on the meter maids mood
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 01, 2015, 07:50:10 AM
depends on the meter maids mood
All of them who might happen to pass by. Risky
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 01, 2015, 08:41:15 AM
OK I thought I remembered reading about a proposal to let people park after the truck passes, I guess nothing came of it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 01, 2015, 08:55:41 AM
OK I thought I remembered reading about a proposal to let people park after the truck passes, I guess nothing came of it.
A proposal to make life easier for we the people ? Good one. Maybe in the onion thread
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 01, 2015, 01:24:43 PM
OK I thought I remembered reading about a proposal to let people park after the truck passes, I guess nothing came of it.
There was such a proposal but I don't recall seeing that it got any further than that (yet).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zale on July 01, 2015, 03:52:17 PM
OK I thought I remembered reading about a proposal to let people park after the truck passes, I guess nothing came of it.

The proposal didn't pass. You will definitely get a ticket even after the cleaner passes. Happened to me recently.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zlt123 on July 01, 2015, 05:17:43 PM
Why on my dumb phone, i can press links when it is in the wiki but not in a post?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on July 01, 2015, 09:48:16 PM
Which hotel(s) give good value when transferring MR ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 04, 2015, 11:56:06 PM
So, the AF just hit on my final Citi Exec card that I left open. In PIT the only lounge is Admirals lounge and I used it at least 50 times last year. Should I pay the $450 and keep the card? Even if I get Platinum status this year, I would still have to buy the lounge access separately for basically the same price as the Exec card AF.

Any advice?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 04, 2015, 11:59:50 PM
So, the AF just hit on my final Citi Exec card that I left open. In PIT the only lounge is Admirals lounge and I used it at least 50 times last year. Should I pay the $450 and keep the card? Even if I get Platinum status this year, I would still have to buy the lounge access separately for basically the same price as the Exec card AF.

Any advice?
I managed to get $350 retention by spending $1500/month for 7 months ($50/month credit). Definitely worth trying for it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 05, 2015, 12:05:30 AM
I managed to get $350 retention by spending $1500/month for 7 months ($50/month credit). Definitely worth trying for it.
That's great! I'll call and threat to cancel.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 05, 2015, 12:06:26 AM
That's great! I'll call and threat to cancel.
It took a some persistence. I'll try find the link to where I discussed it on DDF.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 05, 2015, 06:37:35 PM
Will anyone be watching the US Women in the World Cup finals shortly?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sky121 on July 05, 2015, 07:03:48 PM
Will anyone be watching the US Women in the World Cup finals shortly?
Off to a good start
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 05, 2015, 07:06:48 PM
So, the AF just hit on my final Citi Exec card that I left open. In PIT the only lounge is Admirals lounge and I used it at least 50 times last year. Should I pay the $450 and keep the card? Even if I get Platinum status this year, I would still have to buy the lounge access separately for basically the same price as the Exec card AF.

Any advice?
Citi Prestige?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aussie88 on July 05, 2015, 07:23:24 PM
Will anyone be watching the US Women in the World Cup finals shortly?
4-0 after 14 minutes. Lol
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 05, 2015, 07:48:31 PM
4-1 at half. Safe to get the forks out?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 05, 2015, 08:02:05 PM
Cool! How is it that the US is so good at women's soccer though? Lots of foreigners on the team? We never do so hot in the men's.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aussie88 on July 05, 2015, 08:57:18 PM
5-2. Not too shabby.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 05, 2015, 09:24:40 PM
Citi Prestige?
I'm thinking of that myself but I want to get the sign up bonus rather than convert existing card.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 05, 2015, 09:54:45 PM
Cool! How is it that the US is so good at women's soccer though? Lots of foreigners on the team? We never do so hot in the men's.
Women's soccer is not the national sport in other countries like men's is.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 06, 2015, 12:08:42 AM
Women's soccer is not the national sport in other countries like men's is.
But neither is it here. So how did US get so good?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on July 06, 2015, 12:09:44 AM
But neither is it here. So how did US get so good?
2 words- Hope Solo Alex Morgan...or is that 4?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 06, 2015, 12:19:48 AM
2 words- Hope Solo Alex Morgan...or is that 4?
Should I google?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 06, 2015, 07:18:17 AM
But neither is it here. So how did US get so good?
Women's soccer is taken more serious in the US than other countries. Men's soccer is just the opposite.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 06, 2015, 07:22:50 AM
Should I google?
Hopo Solo - considered the best women's goalie but didn't look like it yesterday.
Alex Morgan - Talked about being the next Mia Hamm/Abby Wambach the best US women's soccer players of all-time. IMHO has a long way to go.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 06, 2015, 08:42:03 AM
Ok, so there are two superstars on US team (although that may be debatable.) Got it.

On a not completely unrelated note... on a VS flight a couple weeks ago, I saw the documentary "Next Goal Wins." It was pretty good.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PTU on July 08, 2015, 10:49:36 PM
Is there a way to download lolipop update via network?

I'm out for a few days with no WiFi...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: AnonymousUser on July 09, 2015, 02:27:47 AM
Is there a way to download lolipop update via network?

I'm out for a few days with no WiFi...
Which phone?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PTU on July 09, 2015, 08:00:10 AM
Which phone?
Moto x 2013
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 09, 2015, 07:51:39 PM
Why is it every time religion is injected into a thread there is never agreement on what something means?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Adam101 on July 09, 2015, 08:02:46 PM
If i make a PO box in a state I'm not a resident in,  can I open a checking account with a bonus that's only available to residents of that state? Meaning if I just need an address I have a p.o box. But If I need to be a resident full-fledged I'm not. So which one is it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 09, 2015, 08:10:28 PM
Why is it every time religion is injected into a thread there is never agreement on what something means?
You need to hang around Jews more...

FTR this goes way back, this is just a taste of what the debates in the Talmud are like. :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on July 09, 2015, 08:14:31 PM
Why is it every time religion is injected into a thread there is never agreement on what something means?
Two Jews, three opinions.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 09, 2015, 08:15:50 PM
Two Jews, three opinions.
I get that but when it comes to religion you would think it would be different.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on July 09, 2015, 08:20:48 PM
I get that but when it comes to religion you would think it would be different.
Sometimes there's a right and a wrong, and sometimes both opinions can be right (or wrong).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PTU on July 10, 2015, 03:44:05 PM
Why is it every time religion is injected into a thread there is never agreement on what something means?
For use religion is about absolute truths. Not just some obscure feeling.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 10, 2015, 03:57:59 PM
For use religion is about absolute truths. Not just some obscure feeling.
That is the whole problem I have. How can it be absolute when you get opposite answers to the same question?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on July 10, 2015, 06:08:07 PM
That is the whole problem I have. How can it be absolute when you get opposite answers to the same question?
teiku
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 10, 2015, 06:23:32 PM
That is the whole problem I have. How can it be absolute when you get opposite answers to the same question?

And THAT is precisely what makes it absolute truth, that it is multi-faceted. In the end, we have to rule only one way or the other, but the process leading up to the ruling is as complex as reality itself and just as real as reality itself.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on July 12, 2015, 01:46:03 AM
Moto x 2013
I downloaded it and sincerely regret it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: popcorn1508 on July 12, 2015, 04:29:16 AM
I downloaded it and sincerely regret it
I actually like it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on July 12, 2015, 02:52:53 PM
I actually like it.
does your phone "optimize" all your apps every time you restart it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 12, 2015, 07:32:50 PM
What percentage of a kosher groupon in Lakewood purchases comes from dansdeals (ie. Kosher taco, prime95...)? I want to know if its worth it just to skip the whole groupon thing and advertise on dansdeals. Jj or dan have any stats in links posted?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 12, 2015, 07:39:19 PM
Feel free to email JJ to discuss.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on July 12, 2015, 07:54:37 PM
Want to book hotel in NYC tonight on the cheap. Best site for last minute deals? Only have computer and hoteltonight seems to work via mobile specifically. Any other ideas? Want a good deal at decent hotel. TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on July 13, 2015, 01:09:27 PM
A check which has my personal name and my business name on it, can I deposit it into my personal account?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 13, 2015, 01:20:11 PM
A check which has my personal name and my business name on it, can I deposit it into my personal account?

Rule #1 is that if you are friendly with the tellers, then you can do a lot of things that technically you're not supposed to be able to do. It is always advisable to find a nice, friendly local branch and to do your banking there so that they know your name and face and like you.

Technically, you can put a personal check into business but you're not supposed to be able to put the business check in personal. Think about it this way, you are not the business, the business is it's own entity. You can deposit your own money into another entity's account but you can't take funds that are payable to another entity and put them in your account.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on July 13, 2015, 01:28:04 PM
Rule #1 is that if you are friendly with the tellers, then you can do a lot of things that technically you're not supposed to be able to do. It is always advisable to find a nice, friendly local branch and to do your banking there so that they know your name and face and like you.

Technically, you can put a personal check into business but you're not supposed to be able to put the business check in personal. Think about it this way, you are not the business, the business is it's own entity. You can deposit your own money into another entity's account but you can't take funds that are payable to another entity and put them in your account.
But if it has my name on it as well doesn't that mean that I can deposit it into my personal account as well?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 13, 2015, 10:50:22 PM
But if it has my name on it as well doesn't that mean that I can deposit it into my personal account as well?
Like I said, if the tellers know you and like you...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on July 13, 2015, 11:03:43 PM
But if it has my name on it as well doesn't that mean that I can deposit it into my personal account as well?
I would think so. They don't know whether it's a legally formed business or just dba.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 14, 2015, 06:55:47 AM
Anyone else watching a countdown clock this morning?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: PTU on July 14, 2015, 07:25:34 AM
I downloaded it and sincerely regret it
Why?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: popcorn1508 on July 15, 2015, 01:16:06 PM
does your phone "optimize" all your apps every time you restart it?
No, only the first time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on July 16, 2015, 09:06:27 AM
No, only the first time.
Wow, mine does it every single time
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 19, 2015, 05:07:24 PM
What should I do for my 2000th post?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on July 19, 2015, 05:15:44 PM

What should I do for my 2000th post?
TR of S.A.?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on July 19, 2015, 05:16:13 PM
does sears pricematch with amazon?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 19, 2015, 05:26:35 PM
TR of S.A.?

All I have is a picture of me with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Does that constitute a TR?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 19, 2015, 06:29:50 PM
All I have is a picture of me with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Does that constitute a TR?
No but would like to see the penguins.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: avromie7 on July 19, 2015, 06:37:21 PM
What should I do for my 2000th post?
Something about shaving
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 19, 2015, 06:45:33 PM
Something about shaving
;D Great minds think alike.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on July 19, 2015, 06:59:41 PM
Is laundering money allowed in the 9 days?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 19, 2015, 07:00:12 PM
What should I do for my 2000th post?
Something DDMS worthy.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on July 19, 2015, 07:00:51 PM
What should I do for my 2000th post?

Free giveaways.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 19, 2015, 07:02:47 PM
What should I do for my 2000th post?
Free dinner for the oilam. Siyum optional
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 19, 2015, 07:11:51 PM
Free dinner for the oilam. Siyum optional
Siyum not optional! I want flashiks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 19, 2015, 07:16:41 PM
Why is it that the only time there is fleishigs served at a siyum is during the nine days?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 19, 2015, 07:27:53 PM
All I have is a picture of me with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Does that constitute a TR?
You could even post it, you would blend in so perfectly no one would recognize you in RL... :P ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: avromie7 on July 19, 2015, 07:29:27 PM
You could even post it, you would blend in so perfectly no one would recognize you in RL... ;D
But we will know to look out for the guy with the beard
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 19, 2015, 07:34:34 PM
Here's just a taste.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 19, 2015, 10:22:54 PM
Here's just a taste.
Come on over to the south Africa thread, let us know what you did, even if you don't have pictures
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on July 19, 2015, 10:28:08 PM
Come on over to the south Africa thread, let us know what you did, even if you don't have pictures

Link?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on July 19, 2015, 10:29:26 PM
Link?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=3986.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 19, 2015, 10:59:13 PM
Why when you use swype do people automatically assume you dont know how to spell and have no idea what grammar is?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on July 20, 2015, 11:32:36 AM
What's the deal with water bottle mouth sizes (narrow, standard, wide)? Why would I want one over the other?

Considering the Hydro Flask and Amazon has about a million different variations.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2015, 11:38:39 AM
What's the deal with water bottle mouth sizes (narrow, standard, wide)? Why would I want one over the other?

Considering the Hydro Flask and Amazon has about a million different variations.
I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55L9I/?tag=cl03f-20
And this: http://www.hydroflask.com/products/hydro-flask-wide-mouth-straw-lid-wide-mouth

Such an amazing product.  Seriously.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on July 20, 2015, 12:23:22 PM
I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55L9I/?tag=cl03f-20
And this: http://www.hydroflask.com/products/hydro-flask-wide-mouth-straw-lid-wide-mouth

Such an amazing product.  Seriously.

Is it easy to drink from without the straw lid, or will it spill all over?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2015, 12:27:25 PM
Is it easy to drink from without the straw lid, or will it spill all over?
Easy, I just like the straw option.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on July 20, 2015, 12:30:27 PM
Easy, I just like the straw option.

I hear. Thanks.

Still can't wrap my brain around paying $37 for a water bottle, but the reviews make it seem like it's absolutely worth it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2015, 12:34:53 PM
I still can't wrap my head around leaving a water bottle in the garage overnight and having ice in it the next day. Or filling up cold water in the HNL UC and still having cold water in ROR :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on July 20, 2015, 12:40:49 PM
I still can't wrap my head around leaving a water bottle in the garage overnight and having ice in it the next day. Or filling up cold water in the HNL UC and still having cold water in ROR :)

Hmm. קובא יוכיח, I guess ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 20, 2015, 02:05:54 PM
I still can't wrap my head around leaving a water bottle in the garage overnight and having ice in it the next day.
It is called a fridge and if you don't have one in the garage then you don't have a real garage.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2015, 02:42:50 PM
It is called a fridge and if you don't have one in the garage then you don't have a real garage.  :)
I do have one in my garage.  Alas my car doesn't fit in the fridge.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on July 20, 2015, 03:08:33 PM
This is Cleveland we're talking about, you only a fridge like what? two months out of the year?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 20, 2015, 03:12:06 PM
When you do your grocery shopping @ Cosco, you need a fridge.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 20, 2015, 03:15:48 PM
This is Cleveland we're talking about, you only a fridge like what? two months out of the year?
Actual you want a fridge that has a heater so it can be used the whole year.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 20, 2015, 03:30:05 PM
What does null mean?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on July 20, 2015, 03:41:32 PM
What does null mean?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what%20does%20null%20mean
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 20, 2015, 03:49:13 PM
How do you navigate reddit?? Many items of interest originate there, for example the ill-fated BestBuy glitch.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: luckyluck on July 20, 2015, 05:02:01 PM
I do have one in my garage.  Alas my car doesn't fit in the fridge.
What you need is a fridge that fits in your car
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on July 20, 2015, 05:04:43 PM
What you need is a fridge that fits in your car
My wife's has that already :P
Odyssey cool box.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yordai Dooma on July 20, 2015, 05:12:35 PM
My wife's has that already :P
Odyssey cool box.
keeps cool overnight with the car off?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on July 22, 2015, 04:15:33 PM
What would hurt you more? Your child not believing in G-d, converting to another religion or the same.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Super Speed on July 22, 2015, 05:53:03 PM
I use this:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004X55L9I/?tag=cl03f-20
And this: http://www.hydroflask.com/products/hydro-flask-wide-mouth-straw-lid-wide-mouth

Such an amazing product.  Seriously.
Just ordered 2 from Amazon! Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 22, 2015, 05:57:49 PM
What would hurt you more? Your child not believing in G-d, converting to another religion or the same.
That's I difficult question. I hope it will never come to that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 22, 2015, 08:27:46 PM
What would hurt you more? Your child not believing in G-d, converting to another religion or the same.
We know what hurt G-D more:
Quote
Oh heavens, be astonished about this, and storm, become very desolate, says the Lord. For My people have committed two evils; they have forsaken Me, the spring of living waters, to dig for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that do not hold water. -Jeremiah 2:12-13
Seems like joining another religion is seen as abandoning G-D + following another god/s.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on August 30, 2015, 01:29:57 PM
Talk again today about a man not wanting to sit next to a women and making scene about it.

The question is what happens during every day normal interactions if a  women bumped into or brushed against such a man. Would he flip out and start screaming at her or just act like nothing happened?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on August 30, 2015, 01:36:00 PM
Talk again today about a man not wanting to sit next to a women and making scene about it.

The question is what happens during every day normal interactions if a sexy women bumped into or brushed against such a man. Would he flip out and start screaming at her or just act like nothing happened?
Act as if nothing happened. It was unavoidable
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on August 30, 2015, 02:43:38 PM
now do 'paypal offers' work? Do you just follow their link and then pay with any card in your paypal account?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on September 04, 2015, 05:06:44 AM
when was this board added?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?board=2.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 04, 2015, 07:23:17 AM
when was this board added?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?board=2.0
Yesterday
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on September 07, 2015, 09:39:47 PM
Completely blanked out, what's the name of the website that I can use to check distances of airports from each other?
Thank you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chucksterace on September 07, 2015, 09:41:36 PM
Completely blanked out, what's the name of the website that I can use to check distances of airports from each other?
Thank you

Great Circle Mapper
http://www.gcmap.com
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on September 07, 2015, 09:42:30 PM
Yup just found it
Thank you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on September 07, 2015, 10:00:22 PM
when was this board added?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?board=2.0
What is this? when I click on this link it takes me off of tapatalk.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 07, 2015, 10:02:35 PM
What is this? when I click on this link it takes me off of tapatalk.
Dan separated the trip report and destination thread into 2. Look on MS
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on September 07, 2015, 11:21:32 PM
Dan separated the trip report and destination thread into 2. Look on MS
Found it thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on September 09, 2015, 03:04:21 AM
I've now had 3 legit fraud attempts/charges on different cards this year so far. Is this the price I pay (well I'm protected so I didn't actually pay anything but have to change yet another cc #) for playing the game, more cards, more chances- or is it me?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on September 09, 2015, 03:19:27 AM
I've now had 3 legit fraud attempts/charges on different cards this year so far. Is this the price I pay (well I'm protected so I didn't actually pay anything but have to change yet another cc #) for playing the game, more cards, more chances- or is it me?
The only card I ever had fraud on (and in not the only one) is the CSP
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: palm tights on September 09, 2015, 05:12:34 AM
Is there a thread for uman rosh hashana?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2015, 08:40:39 AM
I've now had 3 legit fraud attempts/charges on different cards this year so far. Is this the price I pay (well I'm protected so I didn't actually pay anything but have to change yet another cc #) for playing the game, more cards, more chances- or is it me?
Maybe one of the stores/gas stations/etc that you frequent?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2015, 10:20:19 AM
How much would a printing store charge for a colored copy? (looking to get a ballpark)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 09, 2015, 01:06:01 PM
How much would a printing store charge for a colored copy? (looking to get a ballpark)
http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/166962/Office-Depot-Brand-Single-Sided-Full/
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on September 09, 2015, 01:17:34 PM
I've now had 3 legit fraud attempts/charges on different cards this year so far. Is this the price I pay (well I'm protected so I didn't actually pay anything but have to change yet another cc #) for playing the game, more cards, more chances- or is it me?

I don't think so..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zevi16 on September 09, 2015, 01:50:40 PM
How much would a printing store charge for a colored copy? (looking to get a ballpark)
Honestly depends where. how many and what quality paper.
In Israel about 30-40 agurot a sheet.
In Lakewood, i think about 15 cents a copy
In England about 10p a copy
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 09, 2015, 04:40:19 PM
Is their a difference between trolling and stalking?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lunatic on September 09, 2015, 04:46:50 PM
Is their a difference between trolling and stalking?
Link....
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 09, 2015, 04:59:28 PM
Honestly depends where. how many and what quality paper.
In Israel about 30-40 agurot a sheet.
In Lakewood, i think about 15 cents a copy
In England about 10p a copy

http://www.officedepot.com/a/products/166962/Office-Depot-Brand-Single-Sided-Full/
ty
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 09, 2015, 05:07:10 PM
Is their a difference between trolling and stalking?
Trolling is where you give input everywhere to everyone whether or not your input it's needed our wanted. Stalking is where you post on a single persons posts more than others (if we are talking about the forums).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on September 09, 2015, 05:08:46 PM
Link....
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55463.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 19, 2015, 09:55:40 PM
are there any current CC offers that include Prime?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 19, 2015, 10:41:43 PM
How do I get oil based polyurethane off my fingers?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on September 19, 2015, 10:59:32 PM
How do I get oil based polyurethane off my fingers?
rubbing alcohol?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Matovu on September 20, 2015, 01:04:55 AM
are there any current CC offers that include Prime?
Amex Everyday
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on September 20, 2015, 01:09:01 AM
Amex Everyday
Didn't they stop offering it a while ago?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 20, 2015, 01:24:50 AM
Didn't they stop offering it a while ago?
Yup
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 20, 2015, 10:31:53 AM
Yup
Oh well
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on September 20, 2015, 06:22:41 PM
a/s/l?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Brian93 on September 21, 2015, 01:33:18 AM
If I go for Ameriprise platinum now, will I still be able to get a 25k bonus if they have that promotion down the road?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 21, 2015, 03:56:45 PM
How many ddfers with 4K+ posts arent chabad? Whats the percentage?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on September 21, 2015, 04:03:17 PM
How many ddfers with 4K+ posts arent chabad? Whats the percentage?
AFAIK 32 out of 41 are not Chabad.

I.e. 78%
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 21, 2015, 04:34:16 PM
AFAIK 32 out of 41 are not Chabad.

I.e. 78%
What about 2K+? Posts in JS must be 78% the other way...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 21, 2015, 08:04:28 PM
When is the Ashmores Haboker?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ghost on September 21, 2015, 08:31:37 PM
When is the Ashmores Haboker?
It was yesterday, so you just missed it.
Seriously though you either divide the night into 3 or 4 parts and the last one, right before morning, is called the "morning ashmores".
Gemara Berachos 3A and Rishonim there.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 21, 2015, 08:39:44 PM
It was yesterday, so you just missed it.
Seriously though you either divide the night into 3 or 4 parts and the last one, right before morning, is called the "morning ashmores".
Gemara Berachos 3A and Rishonim there.
That much I knew... :)

What time is that tomorrow morning?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on September 21, 2015, 09:52:59 PM

Kapparos.
When is the Ashmores Haboker?
Huh?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on September 21, 2015, 10:01:53 PM
Huh?
My kids aren't exactly Ashmores Haboker type of people... :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on September 22, 2015, 04:23:44 PM
If I pay to have a deal posted on ddms do you think I would get a ht?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on September 22, 2015, 04:53:09 PM
If I pay to have a deal posted on ddms do you think I would get a ht?
no.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on September 22, 2015, 04:55:04 PM
If I pay to have a deal posted on ddms do you think I would get a ht?
I'm happy to sell you my ht's if you'd like
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on September 23, 2015, 11:31:23 PM
If I pay to have a deal posted on ddms do you think I would get a ht?
If you have to pay then it's not really a deal.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on September 24, 2015, 06:24:53 PM
Should expect a lot of traffic on the Parkway tomorrow to do with the Pope?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 24, 2015, 09:51:38 PM
Where do you buy insoles (half or full) for shoes? I've gotten them for free from shoestores, but I need a pair for shoes I bought online.

I'm talking about those little pieces of foam that fit in the toes, the heels, or both, for shoes that are a drop too big.

TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 24, 2015, 09:57:15 PM
Where do you buy insoles (half or full) for shoes? I've gotten them for free from shoestores, but I need a pair for shoes I bought online.

I'm talking about those little pieces of foam that fit in the toes, the heels, or both, for shoes that are a drop too big.

TIA
Dollar store
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 24, 2015, 10:00:46 PM
Dollar store
Shkoyach! Dollar Tree? (if you remember)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 24, 2015, 10:02:04 PM
Shkoyach! Dollar Tree? (if you remember)
Dunno what it's called. Ex shoprite plaza in Lakewood.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 24, 2015, 10:04:28 PM
Dunno what it's called. Ex shoprite plaza in Lakewood.
I'm not in Lakewood :) but hopefully I'll find them.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on September 24, 2015, 11:27:13 PM
Where do you buy insoles (half or full) for shoes? I've gotten them for free from shoestores, but I need a pair for shoes I bought online.

I'm talking about those little pieces of foam that fit in the toes, the heels, or both, for shoes that are a drop too big.

TIA
Most pharmacies sell an array.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: noturbizniss on September 24, 2015, 11:47:49 PM
In let's make a deal should after one door is eliminated should you switch? Why or why not?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on September 25, 2015, 10:46:04 AM
Most pharmacies sell an array.
ty
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on September 25, 2015, 10:51:13 AM
In let's make a deal should after one door is eliminated should you switch? Why or why not?

Monty Hall problem..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MosheD on September 30, 2015, 11:07:11 AM
What's the big deal with this a350? Can someone please explain to me?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 03, 2015, 09:21:14 PM
What's the earliest source for the concept of ushpizin in toras hanigla? (Chazal, medrash reshonim, achronim, not Zohar, rayah mehemna, etc)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on October 03, 2015, 11:29:25 PM
What's the earliest source for the concept of ushpizin in toras hanigla? (Chazal, medrash reshonim, achronim, not Zohar, rayah mehemna, etc)
I believe the earliest source is zohar chelek gimel daf 103:2
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 04, 2015, 01:23:55 AM
I believe the earliest source is zohar chelek gimel daf 103:2

+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 04, 2015, 01:27:26 AM
What's the earliest source for the concept of ushpizin in toras hanigla? (Chazal, medrash reshonim, achronim, not Zohar, rayah mehemna, etc)

I believe the earliest source is zohar chelek gimel daf 103:2
Thanks for the maareh makom, but that doesn't answer his question.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on October 04, 2015, 01:27:31 AM
I believe the earliest source is zohar chelek gimel daf 103:2
great source that is not Zohar::)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on October 04, 2015, 02:42:24 AM
My point is that zohar is the source of it. Any "nigleh" Sefer will ultimately be quoting it from there
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on October 04, 2015, 12:09:22 PM
My point is that zohar is the source of it. Any "nigleh" Sefer will ultimately be quoting it from there
I think he knew that the ultimate source is the ZOhar. The question was at which point it became the mainstream minhag.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 04, 2015, 12:42:04 PM
I think he knew that the ultimate source is the ZOhar. The question was at which point it became the mainstream minhag.
Right. Cuz my kids were asking what it's all about and I have no clue.

When did it become "one of the main posters"?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on October 04, 2015, 01:04:59 PM
WHy can't the Zohar be an answer to your kids? 3/4 of the minhagim on sukkos are based on kabbalah.

Its becoming the main poster may be simply for people to be able to read off them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 04, 2015, 01:08:06 PM
WHy can't the Zohar be an answer to your kids? 3/4 of the minhagim on sukkos are based on kabbalah.

Its becoming the main poster may be simply for people to be able to read off them.
What else do we do on succos based on kabbalah? Kreplach?

I want to see if anyone from the world of nigleh brings down this concept, and how they explain it. (If at all)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 04, 2015, 01:14:16 PM
I didn't look it up, but Nitey Gavriel usually does a good job on gathering Mekoros.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on October 04, 2015, 01:14:53 PM
What else do we do on succos based on kabbalah? Kreplach?

I want to see if anyone from the world of nigleh brings down this concept, and how they explain it. (If at all)
The way we assmble and wave the minim, Hoshanos. These are all clearly kabbalistic even if mentioned in nigla.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 04, 2015, 01:20:10 PM
The way we assmble and wave the minim, Hoshanos. These are all clearly kabbalistic even if mentioned in nigla.
The gemara gives three rational reasons for waving and how. Also they are set up basically al pi halacha and gemoros.
They are not merely "mentioned".
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 04, 2015, 02:05:35 PM
The inyan of Ushpizin is mentioned in Yesod Veshoresh Ho'avodah, Siddur Hayavetz, the Shela Hakadosh, the Ben Ish Chai, the Reishis Chochma etc. etc. But the mekor is definitely the Zohar.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MC on October 11, 2015, 12:38:57 AM
Why is it called goose bumps when it should be geese bumps?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on October 11, 2015, 01:12:42 AM
Why is it called goose bumps when it should be geese bumps?
Its multiples of goosebump. Not goose bump. Therefore the first half of the word doesn't change.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 11, 2015, 01:15:04 AM
Why is it called goose bumps when it should be geese bumps?
The multiple is referring to the bumps, not the goose.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on October 11, 2015, 02:59:53 PM
The multiple is referring to the bumps, not the goose.
So all those bumps are from one goose?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on October 11, 2015, 03:24:42 PM
When is Israel changing the clock?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on October 11, 2015, 06:10:42 PM
So all those bumps are from one goose?
Have you ever seen a plucked goose?


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kNbkpIBUzq8/TTCpJDauOCI/AAAAAAAAAUk/A17Rb1GcTR0/s1600/2010_12_11%2B%25289%2529.JPG)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2015, 06:15:34 PM
Have you ever seen a plucked goose?
All the time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 11, 2015, 07:09:14 PM
Have you ever seen a plucked goose?


(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kNbkpIBUzq8/TTCpJDauOCI/AAAAAAAAAUk/A17Rb1GcTR0/s1600/2010_12_11%2B%25289%2529.JPG)
Wow, never knew that these are real. Gives me goose bumps!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 11, 2015, 07:45:37 PM
Wow, never knew that these are real. Gives me goose bumps!
That is one sick looking goose.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 12, 2015, 04:19:08 PM
Why can't i add an avatar to my profile?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: voldemort on October 12, 2015, 04:25:24 PM
Why can't i add an avatar to my profile?
You need 250 posts.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 12, 2015, 04:31:33 PM
Ohhh... Better get clacking, then. Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 12, 2015, 05:20:47 PM
Ohhh... Better get clacking, then. Thanks!
Clacking here won't do much for you though (posts in JS don't count)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zevi16 on October 14, 2015, 03:18:03 PM
When is Israel changing the clock?
Bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 14, 2015, 04:10:20 PM
Bump
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/israel/jerusalem

Sunday October 25th at 2AM
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on October 14, 2015, 04:56:29 PM
http://www.timeanddate.com/time/change/israel/jerusalem

Sunday October 225th at 2AM
Thats a looong October :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on October 14, 2015, 05:06:15 PM
Thats a looong October :)
LOL :) edited
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on October 14, 2015, 07:10:18 PM
Wow, never knew that these are real. Gives me goose bumps!

Takke, it DOES! Why?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 16, 2015, 08:40:54 AM
Why are Chairwoman called Chairman?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 16, 2015, 09:35:00 AM
Why are Chairwoman called Chairman?
Because we live in a male thinking society. How many female religious leaders do you know of?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 16, 2015, 09:37:27 AM
Because we live in a male thinking society. How many female religious leaders do you know of?
There was just a court case about that, no? If rebbitzens are considered religious leaders?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 16, 2015, 09:43:09 AM
There was just a court case about that, no? If rebbitzens are considered religious leaders?
Don't know and don't know.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 16, 2015, 09:46:57 AM
Don't know and don't know.
Check this out. Self hating Jews are always fascinating.http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-09-27/a-female-rabbi-just-don-t-call-her-that
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 16, 2015, 10:23:19 AM
Because we live in a male thinking society. How many female religious leaders do you know of?
I'm talking about the chairwoman of a large secular organization.  She is called the "chairman" on official documents etc.
They are definitely trying hard to treat woman equally.

Is chairman technically a gender neutral term? I thought not.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on October 16, 2015, 10:49:58 AM
Why are Chairwoman called Chairman?
Either "is chairwoman" or "are chairwomen"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on October 16, 2015, 10:53:10 AM


Either "is a chairwoman" or "are chairwomen"
FTFY

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 18, 2015, 01:00:08 AM
I posted an incorrect link, and would like to rectify it, but it's past the 3-hour limit. Can I do anything about it? Contacting a mod, perhaps?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on October 18, 2015, 01:01:45 AM
I posted an incorrect link, and would like to rectify it, but it's past the 3-hour limit. Can I do anything about it? Contacting a mod, perhaps?
That.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shlonx on October 18, 2015, 01:03:16 AM
That.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on October 19, 2015, 11:45:17 AM
Anyone know if I can deposit checks to Citibank at a Citi MoneyPass ATM?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: SMS331 on October 19, 2015, 01:58:49 PM
Anyone know if I can deposit checks to Citibank at a Citi MoneyPass ATM?

Are you referring to the ones in 7-11's? If yes, it depends on each location. They have 2 types of machines. You can look the Citibank website for all the places you can go to cash checks.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on October 19, 2015, 02:07:21 PM
Are you referring to the ones in 7-11's? If yes, it depends on each location. They have 2 types of machines. You can look the Citibank website for all the places you can go to cash checks.
Can cash be deposited to either type of machine?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: SMS331 on October 19, 2015, 02:15:22 PM

Can cash be deposited to either type of machine?
Not sure. I've only tried taking cash out of those machines.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on October 19, 2015, 02:58:56 PM
Are you referring to the ones in 7-11's? If yes, it depends on each location. They have 2 types of machines. You can look the Citibank website for all the places you can go to cash checks.
Yes, thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 20, 2015, 09:22:09 PM
Quick way to get baby oil of the floor? (Kid decided to anoint herself)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on October 20, 2015, 10:24:40 PM
Quick way to get baby oil of the floor? (Kid decided to anoint herself)
Baby powder?
It should soak up oil
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 20, 2015, 10:40:20 PM
Baby powder?
It should soak up oil
There's no mamoshus.. Had to mop
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on October 20, 2015, 11:17:26 PM
Quick way to get baby oil off the floor? (Kid decided to anoint herself)
FTFY
Next tie get this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55997.0)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on October 20, 2015, 11:20:14 PM
FTFY
Next time get this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=55997.0)
FTFY :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on October 20, 2015, 11:34:17 PM
(http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/wc.jpg)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on October 20, 2015, 11:59:49 PM
Quick way to get baby oil of the floor? (Kid decided to anoint herself)
for next time, salt should work.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on October 21, 2015, 07:16:31 AM
(http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/wc.jpg)
Yes of course.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mord1 on October 28, 2015, 02:43:52 AM
If someone prepayed for a hotel and wants to cancel it. Any ideas on how to get a refund?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on October 29, 2015, 10:30:16 PM
I have about $15 in Amazon coins expiring on the 1st. I really don't need apps. Anything else I can use them for? Or how can I extend.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on October 29, 2015, 11:40:28 PM
Do you guys leave cash for housekeeping when checking out of a hotel? How much?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 29, 2015, 11:45:09 PM
If someone prepayed for a hotel and wants to cancel it. Any ideas on how to get a refund?
Check if you have free cancellation.  Some prepaid do.   
If not, call with a reasonable sob story and try to get a sympathy cancellation.     
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on October 29, 2015, 11:48:20 PM
Do you guys leave cash for housekeeping when checking out of a hotel? How much?
I Googled that just yesterday!
The best idea I read was to leave $1-2 (/a person) daily for the housekeeper - but let her know it's for her - put it in an envelope or something. You may not have the same person clean your room for your entire stay.  Also, they pay attention to your room now.

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on October 30, 2015, 01:37:15 AM
I Googled that just yesterday!
The best idea I read was to leave $1-2 (/a person) daily for the housekeeper - but let her know it's for her - put it in an envelope or something. You may not have the same person clean your room for your entire stay.  Also, they pay attention to your room now.
+1 - Also consider tipping them the first day instead of the last day.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 01, 2015, 10:04:09 AM
Anyone know about bugs? My son has been waking up with tiny red dots on his face and yesterday we noticed tiny bugs crawling over his mattress. I'm pretty sure they aren't bedbugs, they look like tiny millipedes about 1-2mm long.

I decided against embedding the images for the sake of those who would not appreciate having a bug stare at them from their screen but you can see them here (http://i67.tinypic.com/10dy6u9.jpg) (better resolution) and here (http://i64.tinypic.com/2nlwz5.jpg) (more accurate coloring).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 01, 2015, 11:29:20 AM
These?
https://www.google.com/search?q=warehouse+beetles&newwindow=1&biw=1920&bih=971&source=lnms&sa=X&ved=0CAUQ_AUoAGoVChMIv9qxo9LvyAIVDNkeCh2aqgdw&dpr=1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 01, 2015, 11:37:20 AM
According to a friendly DDFer's exterminator friend they are carpet beetle larvae.

DDF! Come for the Credit Card offers and stay for the expert exterminator advice... ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: danrocks613 on November 01, 2015, 12:18:44 PM
Is tipping expected to uber drivers? What is actually done in practice?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 01, 2015, 12:19:19 PM
Is tipping expected to uber drivers? What is actually done in practice?
No and I believe no.

I'm pretty sure you're not ALLOWED to tip...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Josef.koney on November 01, 2015, 12:19:20 PM
I never do but don't know about anyone else. .
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 02, 2015, 05:45:41 PM
Can I close a chase checking account by sm or phonecall out do I have to go down to the branch?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 02, 2015, 05:49:32 PM
Can I close a chase checking account by sm or phonecall out do I have to go down to the branch?
Another option is just deposit some MO's and they will close it for you.  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on November 02, 2015, 05:56:40 PM
Another option is just deposit some MO's and they will close it for you.  :P
:D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 02, 2015, 08:02:38 PM
Another option is just deposit some MO's and they will close it for you.  :P

LOL

Anyone know the answer though?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 02, 2015, 09:39:26 PM
LOL

Anyone know the answer though?
In case anyone else is curious: Accounts with balances less than 5K can be closed over the phone and accounts with balances under 100K can be closed with a signed letter. Anything more than that has to be done in the branch.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 03, 2015, 06:16:24 AM
In case anyone else is curious: Accounts with balances less than 5K can be closed over the phone and accounts with balances under 100K can be closed with a signed letter. Anything more than that has to be done in the branch.
What about SM?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 03, 2015, 06:21:30 AM
What about SM?
The only thing you can do via SM is get the information I posted.... :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 04, 2015, 07:30:57 AM
Why are so many serious subjects started in JS and not GD.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on November 04, 2015, 12:28:09 PM
Cause we like to shmooze about serious topics. So theres overlap.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 05, 2015, 12:46:09 AM
When didd the chat option come to tapa?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 05, 2015, 12:48:42 AM
When didd the chat option come to tapa?
What do you mean?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 05, 2015, 12:49:48 AM
Are dishes in the KSML toiveled? or do i have to toivel them if i take them as a souvenir?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 12:56:11 AM
Probably not because its disposable
He's referring to real ones from biz, I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 05, 2015, 12:58:09 AM
He's referring to real ones from biz, I'm guessing.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 12:59:01 AM

I remember (I think it was) him posting about them on Tam biz to yyz, but I'm a hopeless searcher.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 05, 2015, 01:03:57 AM
What do you mean?
Theres an option to pm amd an option to chat. Click on my name, go to my profile, click om the chat icon. And click chat. Send me something. Wana see how it works
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 05, 2015, 01:17:45 AM
Theres an option to pm amd an option to chat. Click on my name, go to my profile, click om the chat icon. And click chat. Send me something. Wana see how it works
I'm not seeing it, only seeing pm
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 05, 2015, 01:18:36 AM
I'm not seeing it, only seeing pm
Dunno. Ive gotten a ton of messages just now from everyone trying it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 01:39:52 AM
Theres an option to pm amd an option to chat. Click on my name, go to my profile, click om the chat icon. And click chat. Send me something. Wana see how it works
Is that new? I first noticed it earlier tonight.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 05, 2015, 02:09:14 AM
Is that new? I first noticed it earlier tonight.
Dunno
How did u change your username for chat?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 02:10:01 AM
Dunno
How did u change your username for chat?
I didn't chat with you. ETA: now i did.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 05, 2015, 03:10:39 AM

He's referring to real ones from biz, I'm guessing.
Correct.
I remember (I think it was) him posting about them on Tam biz to yyz, but I'm a hopeless searcher.
IIRC, it was about the 30 minute LX fight ZRH-GVA.
...............
Anyway, anyone know the answer?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 05, 2015, 06:21:11 AM
Correct.IIRC, it was about the 30 minute LX fight ZRH-GVA.
...............
Anyway, anyone know the answer?
Of the dishes belong to a non-Jew they don't have to be toiveled. I guess if you take them as a souvenir to would have to toivel them now that you took ownership of them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 09:03:54 AM
Of the dishes belong to a non-Jew they don't have to be toiveled. I guess if you take them as a souvenir to would have to toivel them now that you took ownership of them.
He said they came sealed in the ksml package, iirc. You don't assume the kashrus agency took care of it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 05, 2015, 11:30:05 AM
He said they came sealed in the ksml package, iirc. You don't assume the kashrus agency took care of it?
They may still 'belong' to the airline.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 11:41:33 AM
They may still 'belong' to the airline.
What kind of real dishes were they? Were they just real compared to disposable, or they were "real" real? If they were real dishes, i don't think you can even use them the first time without toiveling therm. The fact that they may have been intended to be thrown out doesn't change their factual status as non disposable. If so, i would assume the kashrus agency made sure they were toiveled. (I know, never assume anything when it comes to kashrus.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on November 05, 2015, 11:46:24 AM
When did credit card application review reps start asking such difficult security questions to confirm my identity ?
They expect me to know my spouses grandmothers birthday ? ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 05, 2015, 11:47:52 AM
What kind of real dishes were they? Were they just real compared to disposable, or they were "real" real? If they were real dishes, i don't think you can even use them the first time without toiveling therm. The fact that they may have been intended to be thrown out doesn't change their factual status as non disposable. If so, i would assume the kashrus agency made sure they were toiveled. (I know, never assume anything when it comes to kashrus.)
There is no tevilas keilim on ones belonging to a non-jew. In addition there are differences of opinion regarding various types of dishes.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 05, 2015, 11:48:35 AM
They are 'Real' dishes, but achas has a valid point, wonder if that's the case here.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 11:49:39 AM
There is no tevilas keilim on ones belonging to a non-jew. In addition there are differences of opinion regarding various types of dishes.
If it belonged to the non Jew all along. You're right, i didn't realize that's what you meant.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 05, 2015, 11:54:56 AM
If it belonged to the non Jew all along. You're right, i didn't realize that's what you meant.
Even if it only belongs to the non-jew now but belonged to a jew along the way. Especially in this case where the caterer would not have an obligation of tevila since they only have it in order to sell. In fact, even if the caterer did tevila it probably would not help for the Jew who owns it later.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 11:57:22 AM
Even if it only belongs to the non-jew now but belonged to a jew along the way. Especially in this case where the caterer would not have an obligation of tevila since they only have it in order to sell. In fact, even if the caterer did tevila it probably would not help for the Jew who owns it later.
Right, i mean if it's the non Jew's at the time you are using it. Are these meant to be taken as a souvenir?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 05, 2015, 12:00:13 PM
I guess the question would be if you are keeping it then when does it become yours? If it becomes yours before you start eating then the obligation would start then. China is not clear that it needs tevila though and is dependent upon custom.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 12:02:51 PM
what i want to know is what's the big deal with just toiveling them?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 12:04:42 PM
When did credit card application review reps start asking such difficult security questions to confirm my identity ?
They expect me to know my spouses grandmothers birthday ? ?

IKR?! the reps just told me to guess and i happened to guess both times correctly. (my grandfathers month of birth and my father-in-law's month of birth). it was on 2 different occasions.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 05, 2015, 12:05:33 PM
I guess the question would be if you are keeping it then when does it become yours? If it becomes yours before you start eating then the obligation would start then. China is not clear that it needs tevila though and is dependent upon custom.
This probably depends on the airlines decision as much as it does on yours. The headphones they give out belong to you regardless of whether you plan on keeping them or not. I think most of us would toivel china without a brachah, no?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on November 05, 2015, 12:06:23 PM
IKR?! the reps just told me to guess and i happened to guess both times correctly. (my grandfathers month of birth and my father-in-law's month of birth). it was on 2 different occasions.
I guessed wrong and now I need to go into a bank with photo ID.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 05, 2015, 12:08:09 PM
I guessed wrong and now I need to go into a bank with photo ID.

wow. i told them that i honestly have no idea and he said that i should just hazard a guess and if i get it wrong, he'll let me have a different question. did you warn them beforehand that you don't have a clue?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on November 05, 2015, 12:16:23 PM
When didd the chat option come to tapa?
i just got an email from them yesterday about it. Check your spam folder
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on November 05, 2015, 12:16:25 PM
wow. i told them that i honestly have no idea and he said that i should just hazard a guess and if i get it wrong, he'll let me have a different question. did you warn them beforehand that you don't have a clue?
Yes, that was after guessing wrong on the first question- a current cc in my name and its credit limit.
And all this was after a rep had just approved me for the personal card.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 05, 2015, 12:25:26 PM
what i want to know is what's the big deal with just toiveling them?
It would depressurize the cabin...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 05, 2015, 12:40:28 PM
what i want to know is what's the big deal with just toiveling them?
I actually toiveled them yesterday, and this question popped up.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cf on November 05, 2015, 01:38:56 PM
How do i check if a site is legitimate?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 05, 2015, 10:27:50 PM
If you have to call customer service, always inform them that you're recording the call
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 06, 2015, 12:58:58 AM

If you have to call customer service, always inform them that you're recording the call
Why? What do you have to gain from that?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 06, 2015, 01:06:08 AM
Why? What do you have to gain from that?
Better service ime. Since they know you can use the recording against them or release it publicly. Just had this experience again tonight. Two nights ago cs swore they couldn't help me but I would get a call back from the specialty team within 24 hours. I called back tonight and informed them I was recording the call. They took care of my issue immediately...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 07, 2015, 07:42:30 PM
Is there any difference between a slow cooker roaster oven and a crockpot?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 07, 2015, 07:45:21 PM
Is there any difference between a slow cooker roaster oven and a crockpot?
About $19.  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 07, 2015, 07:50:05 PM
About $19. 
Which way?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2015, 07:52:59 PM
WTH?
We're talking about whether you need to toivel stolen goods here?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 07, 2015, 07:59:34 PM
WTH?
We're talking about whether you need to toivel stolen goods here?
DDF covers every topic out there. And then some
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on November 07, 2015, 08:48:24 PM
WTH?
We're talking about whether you need to toivel stolen goods here?
+1 was wondering the same thing, or if I missed a perk of flying business.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 07, 2015, 10:06:44 PM
WTH?
We're talking about whether you need to toivel stolen goods here?
Not stolen, I asked for permission which was happily granted. Both by British airways and Swiss.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 07, 2015, 10:09:19 PM
WTH?
We're talking about whether you need to toivel stolen goods here?
What post are you going on?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 07, 2015, 10:11:54 PM
What post are you going on?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1307599.msg#1307599
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2015, 10:20:39 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1307599.msg#1307599
Please stop making links from Tapatalk, they don't work for anyone not on TT.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 07, 2015, 10:21:40 PM
Please stop making links from Tapatalk, they don't work for anyone not on TT.
I was wondering what was going on. Can we have the correct link.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on November 07, 2015, 10:21:48 PM
Not stolen, I asked for permission which was happily granted. Both by British airways and Swiss.
In that case I apologize for my tone.
However I'm somewhat skeptical that FAs can give away china.
Can a waitress at a restaurant? Is there a difference?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on November 07, 2015, 10:26:09 PM
Please stop making links from Tapatalk, they don't work for anyone not on TT.
Anyway to fix this issue as lots of ppl, myself included, are pretty much strictly on tapatalk?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on November 07, 2015, 10:27:18 PM
In that case I apologize for my tone.
However I'm somewhat skeptical that FAs can give away china.
Can a waitress at a restaurant? Is there a difference?
Goes into a very long discussion if you can ever trust an employee in these types of matters
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on November 08, 2015, 12:35:41 AM
Goes into a very long discussion if you can ever trust an employee in these types of matters
There are 2 threads to ask that on either ethics or halacha
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on November 08, 2015, 12:46:52 AM
There are 2 threads to ask that on either ethics or halacha
With no straight answer in either
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 08, 2015, 11:50:43 PM
If I hitched a ride with someone but the owner of the car didn't drive, rather sat in the passenger seat and someone else drove, I still give the tip to the car owner, right?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 08, 2015, 11:52:42 PM
If I hitched a ride with someone but the owner of the car didn't drive, rather sat in the passenger seat and someone else drove, I still give the tip to the car owner, right?
You give a tip for hitching?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 08, 2015, 11:53:44 PM
You give a tip for hitching?
Of course!
It keeps people happy about giving rides and is ethically correct.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 08, 2015, 11:54:31 PM
Of course!
Interesting. Which community is this? And how long of a ride?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 08, 2015, 11:55:22 PM
Interesting. Which community is this? And how long of a ride?
Non local rides obviously. Local hitching doesn't need tips.
Such as Lakewood to Brooklyn
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 08, 2015, 11:56:09 PM
Non local rides obviously. Local hitching doesn't need tips.
That's not really a tip, that's chipping in for trip expenses, no?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on November 08, 2015, 11:56:36 PM
.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 08, 2015, 11:57:10 PM
That's not really a tip, that's chipping in for trip expenses, no?
No, its a tip. Has nothing to do with expenses. If the person takes all the tolls you still give the same amount.
Chipping in needs to be prearranged
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 08, 2015, 11:59:26 PM
No, its a tip. Has nothing to do with expenses. If the person takes all the tolls you still give the same amount.
Chipping in needs to be prearranged
Why does chipping in need to be prearranged? The reason why you are giving money is because the trip cost him money, whether he would have spent it anyways it not. That's how i viewed it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 09, 2015, 12:04:42 AM
Why does chipping in need to be prearranged? The reason why you are giving money is because the trip cost him money, whether he would have spent it anyways it not. That's how i viewed it.
Usually when you have a prearranged ride if the person asks to chip in you chip in, obviously he knows hes going anyways but he'd like to save money by taking a passenger. But if your not asked to chip in, or a car picks youn up at a designated hitching post you usually give a tip, regardless of how bad his mileage is and what tolls he takes. That's how I understand it.

Now back to my question
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on November 09, 2015, 12:19:53 AM



Now back to my question
If it's a tip, tip the driver. If it's expenses, pay the owner.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 09, 2015, 02:40:51 AM
Now back to my question
I think the owner in both cases. If he feels the need to compensate the driver (which he's most likely anyway doing) then it should be his choice.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 09, 2015, 08:51:15 AM
Non local rides obviously. Local hitching doesn't need tips.
Such as Lakewood to Brooklyn
At least at one point it was standard for passengers to give a set amount when hitching between Lakewood and Brooklyn.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 09, 2015, 09:32:08 AM
Don't want to post in the thread so I will ask here. Are some members discussing if a future wife is being bought/sold?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=57263.45
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 09, 2015, 09:32:38 AM
Don't want to post in the thread so I will ask here. Are some members discussing if a future wife is being bought/sold?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=57263.45
not really
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 09, 2015, 09:33:44 AM
Don't want to post in the thread so I will ask here. Are some members discussing if a future wife is being bought/sold?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=57263.45
More about if she's allowed to remarry (without a divorce)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 09, 2015, 09:36:37 AM
Don't want to post in the thread so I will ask here. Are some members discussing if a future wife is being bought/sold?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=57263.45
Part of the marriage process is "aquiring" the woman.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 09, 2015, 09:44:20 AM
Part of the marriage process is "aquiring" the woman.
I guess I wasn't totally off then.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 09, 2015, 09:50:19 AM
I guess I wasn't totally off then.
Just don't think of it as a slave market where they auction them off. :)
They marry each other
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 09, 2015, 09:53:04 AM
Just don't think of it as a slave market where they auction them off. :)
They marry each other
Now that would be a PC thread.  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 09, 2015, 09:56:25 AM
Part of the marriage process is "aquiring" the woman.
I guess I wasn't totally off then.
Aquiring is used in this context as a borrowed term though.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 10, 2015, 12:44:54 PM
Is a "get" an oral, written or some other law?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 10, 2015, 12:49:23 PM
written in the 5 books
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 10, 2015, 12:53:39 PM
written in the 5 books
Any links to look at or is it to complicated for the average person?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 10, 2015, 12:54:20 PM
I will try to get the exact verse for you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 10, 2015, 12:59:10 PM
http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9988/jewish/Chapter-24.htm#v=1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 10, 2015, 01:13:33 PM
http://www.chabad.org/library/bible_cdo/aid/9988/jewish/Chapter-24.htm#v=1
Is this part the "get". If this is not done they are not divorced?

...and he writes for her a bill of divorce and places it into her hand, and sends her away from his house,
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 10, 2015, 01:15:03 PM
Is this part the "get". If this is not done they are not divorced?

...and he writes for her a bill of divorce and places it into her hand, and sends her away from his house,
yes
he writes her a "get"
a "get" is another word for a document
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on November 10, 2015, 01:15:15 PM
Is this part the "get". If this is not done they are not divorced?

...and he writes for her a bill of divorce and places it into her hand, and sends her away from his house,
yes
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 10, 2015, 01:18:23 PM
Very interesting. I never heard about this before joining here. Need to look into this from another perspective. Thanks for the link and answers.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on November 10, 2015, 02:48:16 PM
Is this part the "get". If this is not done they are not divorced?

...and he writes for her a bill of divorce and places it into her hand, and sends her away from his house,
A divorced guy once told me- "it says in the Torah regarding a get- 'Vinosson beyoda vishilcha mibeiso' (you put it in her hand and send her from your house). Yet she lives in the 5 bedroom house and I'm stuck in a one bedroom apartment"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 10, 2015, 02:53:56 PM
I guess the five bedroom house wasn't his.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on November 10, 2015, 09:26:25 PM
I guess the five bedroom house wasn't his.  :)
Or after alimony she can afford a 5 bedroom and he's left with enough for an apartment
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 10, 2015, 09:32:49 PM
Or after alimony she can afford a 5 bedroom and he's left with enough for an apartment
Or she put the down payment on the house to begin with and all subsequent mortgage payments came from her paycheck
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on November 10, 2015, 09:33:31 PM
Or she put the down payment on the house to begin with and all subsequent mortgage payments came from her paycheck
That would be tough because she had no money and never worked.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 10, 2015, 09:34:12 PM
That would be tough because she had no money and never worked.
Maybe in the specific situation you're talking about
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 10, 2015, 09:37:38 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on November 10, 2015, 09:38:29 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
A.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 10, 2015, 09:42:32 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
Maybe a slight nod with the head is enough to give you a balanced approach. It won't necessary make them continue greeting strangers, but you still won't be rude.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 10, 2015, 09:46:43 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
A

At least their parents taught them proper manners.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 10, 2015, 09:48:57 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
A. What's the question?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 10, 2015, 09:57:07 PM
A. What's the question?
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on November 10, 2015, 10:35:30 PM
I'm walking down the street on shabbos when I pass by a few little kids & they say "good shabbos" to me. Am I supposed to:

A) return the greeting
B) ignore them
C) tell them they shouldn't even greet strangers
When I was in yeshiva in CH I used to get a kick out of telling passerbyes good shabbos and watching the puzzled expressions of people trying to figure out if they knew me :D

In CLE it would be considered quite rude to walk by and not wish GS.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 10, 2015, 10:44:36 PM
There's just so many crazy stories out there. The kletzky story started from the kid simply asking for directions. I've taught my kids not to talk to strangers, and that includes greeting them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 10, 2015, 11:06:42 PM
There's just so many crazy stories out there. The kletzky story started from the kid simply asking for directions. I've taught my kids not to talk to strangers, and that includes greeting them.
That's ONE story. Horrific as it is, can you name another? Your kid is likely safer asking directions from a stranger if they get lost than hanging around his/her extended family and/or teachers.
 
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 10, 2015, 11:12:19 PM
That's ONE story. Horrific as it is, can you name another? Your kid is likely safer asking directions from a stranger if they get lost than hanging around his/her extended family and/or teachers.
There are unfortunately many stories of creeps trying to lure kids into their cars or something similar. And it usually starts with a smile & a "hello".
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on November 10, 2015, 11:16:22 PM
There are unfortunately many stories of creeps trying to lure kids into their cars or something similar. And it usually starts with a smile & a "hello".
Statistics say otherwise, a kid is way nor likely to get abducted by a relative or someone he knows...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 10, 2015, 11:19:33 PM
Statistics say otherwise, a kid is way nor likely to get abducted by a relative or someone he knows...
I'm not disagreeing with that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 10, 2015, 11:24:56 PM
Statistics say otherwise, a kid is way nor likely to get abducted by a relative or someone he knows...
Those are usually part of a divorce or the like.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 10, 2015, 11:25:36 PM
There are unfortunately many stories of creeps trying to lure kids into their cars or something similar. And it usually starts with a smile & a "hello".
I believe you're wrong. The "creep in a car" is a caricature of abusers that has developed over the years, when in actuality an abuser is likely a relative or teacher of the child, someone who can develop a relationship and gain trust.

I'm not suggesting you encourage your child to chat with strangers, I'm saying telling them not to respond to a good shabbos reeks of misplaced paranoia.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 10, 2015, 11:32:33 PM
I believe you're wrong. The "creep in a car" is a caricature of abusers that has developed over the years,
-1. Ask a cop or shomrim. IIRC the 4 shomrim shot in BP were trying to apprehend one of these creeps.
I'm not suggesting you encourage your child to chat with strangers, I'm saying telling them not to respond to a good shabbos reeks of misplaced paranoia.
I wasn't referring to responding. I was talking about the kids initiating the greeting to passing strangers.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 12:46:58 AM
You can't have it both ways. They either talk to strangers or they don't. Should they say good morning to ever stranger on the street?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 11, 2015, 12:48:19 AM
Talking and greeting (although related) are not the same IMHO.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 12:49:45 AM
Talking and greeting (although related) are not the same IMHO.
Then you have a lot to learn about predators.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 11, 2015, 12:52:53 AM
Then you have a lot to learn about predators.
Why not return a (subtle) greet to someone who you'll most likely never see again, and walk on? That's not exchanging anything but a greeting and just continuing your way; whereas talking = giving the predator a chance of penetrating into the child's life.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 12:57:10 AM
Lets look at an example. Lets take a sicko that is working at a recreational center. He sees this one child greeting everyone he meets. Who do you think he is going to target?

How about the age of child? Will he/she be able to understand that greeting someone every day is different than not talking to them?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 11, 2015, 01:07:19 AM
Ok. Looking back at the course of this conversation, it has taken some twists along the course. There are a few issues which should not be confused, but dealt with on an individual basis. Perhaps they can also be sub-categorized as follows:

1. Allowing kids to begin talking to strangers
     a. By simply greeting
     b. By a formal conversation (asking directions etc.)
This category was NOT the initial attention of the OP.

2. Allowing kids to reply to strangers
     a. Reply by greeting to a greeting
     b. Going into a formal conversation that the stranger begins
This category was also NOT the initial attention of the OP.

3. Strangers replying to a conversation that a kid started on his own
     a. Reply by greeting to a greeting
     b. Going into a formal conversation that the child begins
This category was the initial attention of the OP.

Somehow the whole thing was intertwined one into another.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 01:14:13 AM
OK lets make this simple. The answer to the OP would be "C". If there parents don't have enough common sense then someone has to do it.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 11, 2015, 01:15:16 AM
Things turn into popcorn much too easily these days.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 01:17:10 AM
Things turn into popcorn much too easily these days.
If people don't understand common sense then every thread will be a PC thread.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 11, 2015, 01:19:04 AM
If people don't understand common sense then every thread will be a PC thread.
Meh. Common sense is debatable. I could say something that will instantly turn this into real popcorn, but i won't.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on November 11, 2015, 01:20:06 AM

OK lets make this simple. The answer to the OP would be "C". If there parents don't have enough common sense then someone has to do it.  :)
The issue is in the Jewish community there is a sense of (possibly misplaced) trust, it's hard to raise a kid to think that a Jew is a good person and at the same time to be wary of strangers without creating paranoia.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on November 11, 2015, 01:20:49 AM
He sees this one child greeting everyone he meets. Who do you think he is going to target?
I think he'll target the quiet kid who he thinks is more vulnerable and will be too scared to speak up.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 11, 2015, 01:28:06 AM
OK lets make this simple. The answer to the OP would be "C". If there parents don't have enough common sense then someone has to do it.  :)
Good point, but if the stranger doesn't have enough common sense not to go into a whole discussion with a strange child (for his own sake) then DDF gotta teach it to him (category 3). So the answer would be either A or B.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 01:53:40 AM
I think he'll target the quiet kid who he thinks is more vulnerable and will be too scared to speak up.
Then I suggest you talk to law enforcement individuals that deal with this every day. They will tell you the prime suspects and area's they target.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ChaimMoskowitz on November 11, 2015, 01:57:03 AM
The issue is in the Jewish community there is a sense of (possibly misplaced) trust, it's hard to raise a kid to think that a Jew is a good person and at the same time to be wary of strangers without creating paranoia.
We all would like to believe everyone in our community is a good person but that just is not reality. We taught are kids that priest are good people (most of them are) and look what happened there.

Out of curiosity are Jewish children also raised to think that non-Jews are good people?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mama_mia on November 11, 2015, 03:06:51 AM
Does anyone have or know someone that has a consumer report account? I need to buy a washer machine and it will do me great good if someone can help me out!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on November 11, 2015, 03:39:47 AM
Does anyone have or know someone that has a consumer report account? I need to buy a washer machine and it will do me great good if someone can help me out!
Lots of libraries have free online access
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 11, 2015, 06:57:08 AM
Good point, but if the stranger doesn't have enough common sense not to go into a whole discussion with a strange child (for his own sake) then DDF gotta teach it to him (category 3). So the answer would be either A or B.
The reason I would ignore them isn't because of me, its to (hopefully) discourage them from greeting the next stranger. We're talking 4 or 5 year olds alone outside in the dark.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on November 11, 2015, 07:16:55 AM
The reason I would ignore them isn't because of me, its to (hopefully) discourage them from greeting the next stranger. We're talking 4 or 5 year olds alone outside in the dark.
5 years old?!? What community was this in?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 11, 2015, 09:02:59 AM
5 years old?!? What community was this in?
What's so strange about that?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on November 11, 2015, 09:03:30 AM

We all would like to believe everyone in our community is a good person but that just is not reality. We taught are kids that priest are good people (most of them are) and look what happened there.
So do you instead teach your kids that priests can sometimes be bad? Or that sometimes someone can "make believe" he's a priest but really he's bad... I imagine with most kids their wild imagination will breed some pretty intense paranoia/anxiety.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 11, 2015, 10:16:15 AM
what i want to know is, what do you tell the williamsburg kids that scream SHABBOS at ladies with strollers. once, a kid (not older than 8 or 9) pulled down my sister-in-law's skirt because she was using the eiruv

CM: an eiruv is a string around a certain area that allows people to carry things Shabbos within that area. some people, especially in williamsburg (brooklyn) say the eiruv isn't kosher and anyone that uses it, isn't keeping shabbos. men and children feel the need to point this out to passersby.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 11, 2015, 10:20:37 AM


once, a kid (not older than 8 or 9) pulled down my sister-in-law's skirt because she was using the eiruv
I'm sure he pulled it down for a whole different reason ...


Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lunatic on November 11, 2015, 11:24:51 AM
I'm sure he pulled it down for a whole different reason ...


Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lowvoltageguy on November 11, 2015, 11:33:11 AM
When I use Tapatalk I can only view a limited amount of threads. How do I increase the limit?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 11, 2015, 11:43:56 AM
When I use Tapatalk I can only view a limited amount of threads. How do I increase the limit?
I don't know but one DDF'er would tell you to
Stop using that piece of cr*p.
:)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on November 11, 2015, 11:49:41 AM
what i want to know is, what do you tell the williamsburg kids that scream SHABBOS at ladies with strollers. once, a kid (not older than 8 or 9) pulled down my sister-in-law's skirt because she was using the eiruv

CM: an eiruv is a string around a certain area that allows people to carry things Shabbos within that area. some people, especially in williamsburg (brooklyn) say the eiruv isn't kosher and anyone that uses it, isn't keeping shabbos. men and children feel the need to point this out to passersby.
CM is familiar with Eruv. That is the example everyone gives when they want to try and trick god.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mama_mia on November 11, 2015, 11:58:26 AM
Lots of libraries have free online access
I know but I do think they come out every month with a new issue. So i was hoping if anyone has access to an account that I may be able to take a look  at what they have in the washer dryer section. Is there anyone out there that does and doesn't mind that I have a look?
If this is not the right thread to post this question please help me find the right one.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on November 11, 2015, 02:49:17 PM
I'm sure he pulled it down for a whole different reason ...



8 or 9 is an early bloomer...  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MosheD on November 12, 2015, 11:38:52 AM
If I have a UA flight booked with SQ miles and the flight times were changed (2 itin, 1 was changed 1 hour, other 4.5) who should I call to get reaccomadated? UA or SQ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on November 12, 2015, 12:03:05 PM
If I have a UA flight booked with SQ miles and the flight times were changed (2 itin, 1 was changed 1 hour, other 4.5) who should I call to get reaccomadated? UA or SQ?
If the availability is there on the new flights, call SQ and they should do it no problem, no fee. If its not available, call SQ and have them reach out to UA to open it up. May take a few calls.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on November 12, 2015, 12:08:34 PM
I know but I do think they come out every month with a new issue. So i was hoping if anyone has access to an account that I may be able to take a look  at what they have in the washer dryer section. Is there anyone out there that does and doesn't mind that I have a look?
If this is not the right thread to post this question please help me find the right one.
They don't update their evaluation and recommendations on each product monthly. Each month they do a big evaluation of a product type and write up a complete article.  The last one on washers and dryers would be available on their site. at the library.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MosheD on November 12, 2015, 12:14:26 PM
If the availability is there on the new flights, call SQ and they should do it no problem, no fee. If its not available, call SQ and have them reach out to UA to open it up. May take a few calls.
Yea this ewr-hnl, ain't no avail
How much can I change it? Is like to change the dates now by 3 months. Ymmv?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on November 12, 2015, 12:22:29 PM
Yea this ewr-hnl, ain't no avail
How much can I change it? Is like to change the dates now by 3 months. Ymmv?
That
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on November 13, 2015, 11:05:48 AM
If I'm booking a hotel res for a random guy on a OTA under his name, any risk he can charge my cc when staying thru room charges etc.? Or he has to bring his own anyways? What if it's a points booking?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on November 13, 2015, 01:11:16 PM

If I'm booking a hotel res for a random guy on a OTA under his name, any risk he can charge my cc when staying thru room charges etc.? Or he has to bring his own anyways? What if it's a points booking?
i don't think there's any exposure to you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 15, 2015, 01:22:11 AM
Can i get UPS/Fedex packages sent to a PO Box?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 15, 2015, 02:18:31 AM
Can i get UPS/Fedex packages sent to a PO Box?
Ups for sure. I think fedex too.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: tzifanya54 on November 15, 2015, 02:20:43 AM
If I'm booking a hotel res for a random guy on a OTA under his name, any risk he can charge my cc when staying thru room charges etc.? Or he has to bring his own anyways? What if it's a points booking?
Always has to bring his own cc to the hotel anyway.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 18, 2015, 12:10:44 PM
anyone know how long it takes Apple to replace an iPhone screen? not counting wait time till someone comes to help.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on November 18, 2015, 03:44:33 PM
I have a 24hr Icon parking pass. Once i leave lot it's over, right? Can I go in/out for the one price?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on November 23, 2015, 04:46:12 PM
Best place in nyc to see planes landing and taking off?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on November 23, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
I seem to remember a forum here discussing that, can someone lead me that way please?
TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 23, 2015, 06:22:00 PM
I seem to remember a forum here discussing that, can someone lead me that way please?
TIA
Post here (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.0).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on November 23, 2015, 06:55:08 PM
Thank you I will try that
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 24, 2015, 09:57:56 PM
What's best to give a kids rebbe for chanukah.

A: a crisp $50 bill
B: a $50 check
C: a $50 gc to a judaica store
D: a $50 vgc

All come with a nice note etc
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 24, 2015, 09:59:43 PM
What's best to give a kids rebbe for chanukah.

A: a crisp $50 bill
B: a $50 check
C: a $50 gc to a judaica store
D: a $50 vgc

All come with a nice note etc
A or B IMO
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 24, 2015, 10:37:59 PM
What's best to give a kids rebbe for chanukah.

A: a crisp $50 bill
B: a $50 check
C: a $50 gc to a judaica store
D: a $50 vgc

All come with a nice note etc
A, IMO. You're giving him the most options on cashing in on it.

Of course, there's option E that you didn't mention: a crisp $100 bill.  ;)
Happy Chanukkah!  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 24, 2015, 10:57:55 PM
A, IMO. You're giving him the most options on cashing in on it.

Of course, there's option E that you didn't mention: a crisp $100 bill.  ;)
Happy Chanukkah!  :)
Are you a rebbe?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 24, 2015, 11:40:09 PM
What's best to give a kids rebbe for chanukah.

A: a crisp $50 bill
B: a $50 check
C: a $50 gc to a judaica store
D: a $50 vgc

All come with a nice note etc
C
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on November 24, 2015, 11:43:12 PM
E. $60 Amazon GC :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 24, 2015, 11:44:55 PM
F. $60 Amazon GC :D
FTFY. E has been taken
Of course, there's option E that you didn't mention: a crisp $100 bill.  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 24, 2015, 11:49:36 PM
C
Why do you say that? If the rebbe is interested in something from a judaica store, he'll use your cash for it. If he wants to pay his grocery bill, he'll be happy you have him cash instead of a gift certificate.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 25, 2015, 12:12:57 AM
Why do you say that? If the rebbe is interested in something from a judaica store, he'll use your cash for it. If he wants to pay his grocery bill, he'll be happy you have him cash instead of a gift certificate.
Giving petty cash just isn't classy, IMHO.

You can always get away with giving a GC. Now, lets say you'll need to give $180 cash for him to be satisfied with the gift, if you give him a $180 GC to somewhere it will seem a bit over the top.

Basically, when giving a Gift Certificate you can get away with giving smaller amounts. So now that you only want to give $50, it should be a Gift Certificate.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on November 25, 2015, 01:17:49 AM
Giving petty cash just isn't classy, IMHO.

You can always get away with giving a GC. Now, lets say you'll need to give $180 cash for him to be satisfied with the gift, if you give him a $180 GC to somewhere it will seem a bit over the top.

Basically, when giving a Gift Certificate you can get away with giving smaller amounts. So now that you only want to give $50, it should be a Gift Certificate.
Classy shmassy, why not just give the cash and let it be useful
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on November 25, 2015, 03:05:30 AM
Giving petty cash just isn't classy, IMHO.

You can always get away with giving a GC. Now, lets say you'll need to give $180 cash for him to be satisfied with the gift, if you give him a $180 GC to somewhere it will seem a bit over the top.

Basically, when giving a Gift Certificate you can get away with giving smaller amounts. So now that you only want to give $50, it should be a Gift Certificate.
A $50 bill is petty? Petty cash is $20 & below, $50 & $100 bills are too cool for the petty category.
Classy shmassy, why not just give the cash and let it be useful
+1.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on November 25, 2015, 10:18:23 AM
So confused

You guys did a great job summarising the pros and cons though.

- I'm not into the judaica gc. It's nice, but I'm pretty sure he would appreciate not being restricted to buying a judaica item..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 25, 2015, 10:43:34 AM
I vote for the VGC - It's classier than cash and just as useful.

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 25, 2015, 10:45:03 AM
I vote for the VGC - It's classier than cash and just as useful.

but the cost for that is 54.95... whereas cash is straight up $50
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 25, 2015, 10:47:55 AM
but the cost for that is 54.95... whereas cash is straight up $50

Wrapping paper, cards, cellophane, baskets, etc. etc. When you are gifting something, you always add a couple bucks to class it up.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on November 25, 2015, 10:52:32 AM
but the cost for that is 54.95... whereas cash is straight up $50
I would think you'd get 5x points to cancel that out
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on November 25, 2015, 10:53:03 AM
E. $60 Amazon GC :D
Is that what you want for Chanuka? :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 25, 2015, 10:55:40 AM
Wrapping paper, cards, cellophane, baskets, etc. etc. When you are gifting something, you always add a couple bucks to class it up.

how exactly are you wrapping cash? i would stick it in an envelope and shoin...

one year my class couldn't decide on a gift for the teacher. we were 12 and everyone chipped in $10. we cashed it all in for singles and rolled every one with a green curling ribbon, we got a cute treasure chest from amazing savings and set it up so it was full and some spilled over. we wrapped it with cellophane and a cute note about the best gift you can give is cash :)
now i think back on it, poor her had to have $250 in singles. it was really cute though
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on November 25, 2015, 11:15:46 AM
how exactly are you wrapping cash? i would stick it in an envelope and shoin...

one year my class couldn't decide on a gift for the teacher. we were 12 and everyone chipped in $10. we cashed it all in for singles and rolled every one with a green curling ribbon, we got a cute treasure chest from amazing savings and set it up so it was full and some spilled over. we wrapped it with cellophane and a cute note about the best gift you can give is cash :)
now i think back on it, poor her had to have $250 in singles. it was really cute though
adorable!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 25, 2015, 11:18:46 AM
how exactly are you wrapping cash? i would stick it in an envelope and shoin...

one year my class couldn't decide on a gift for the teacher. we were 12 and everyone chipped in $10. we cashed it all in for singles and rolled every one with a green curling ribbon, we got a cute treasure chest from amazing savings and set it up so it was full and some spilled over. we wrapped it with cellophane and a cute note about the best gift you can give is cash :)
now i think back on it, poor her had to have $250 in singles. it was really cute though

You are making my point. You spent a few extra buck to class up your gift of cash - which is exactly what the gift card is.

When my wife collected for the class, she added cute personalized gifts, but those came out of her pocket, and did not take away from the cash collected for the teacher.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 25, 2015, 11:19:02 AM
how exactly are you wrapping cash? i would stick it in an envelope and shoin...

one year my class couldn't decide on a gift for the teacher. we were 12 and everyone chipped in $10. we cashed it all in for singles and rolled every one with a green curling ribbon, we got a cute treasure chest from amazing savings and set it up so it was full and some spilled over. we wrapped it with cellophane and a cute note about the best gift you can give is cash :)
now i think back on it, poor her had to have $250 in singles. it was really cute though
???
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 25, 2015, 11:24:11 AM
???

12 years old... we were 30 girls. some didnt' bring and some of the cash went to decorations
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on November 25, 2015, 11:25:44 AM
12 years old... we were 30 girls. some didnt' bring and some of the cash went to decorations
ooooo
i thought "we were 12" meant there were 12 of you
now i get it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 25, 2015, 11:40:52 AM
If I was a rebbe I would prefer the cash. Especially if its in a smaller community & I might get 20 GC's to the same judaica store.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on November 25, 2015, 11:53:15 AM
If I was a rebbe I would prefer the cash. Especially if its in a smaller community & I might get 20 GC's to the same judaica store.
Lakewood is not too shabby
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on November 25, 2015, 11:55:47 AM
Lakewood is not too shabby
How many judaica stores ? :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 25, 2015, 11:11:12 PM
I vote for cash.

If i got a gc, I'd prob. have a feeling like "He got it somewhere for free etc.." or maybe that's just because i'm on DDF..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 25, 2015, 11:11:39 PM
how exactly are you wrapping cash? i would stick it in an envelope and shoin...

one year my class couldn't decide on a gift for the teacher. we were 12 and everyone chipped in $10. we cashed it all in for singles and rolled every one with a green curling ribbon, we got a cute treasure chest from amazing savings and set it up so it was full and some spilled over. we wrapped it with cellophane and a cute note about the best gift you can give is cash :)
now i think back on it, poor her had to have $250 in singles. it was really cute though
Very cute idea. Just wondering how 12 x 10 = 250.

When I was a math teacher one of my classes had everyone chip in (their own money, besides for what the parents sent) and they bought me this (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00F4BOVAU/?tag=cl03f-20). Not the most expensive things but by far from the most original, thoughtful, valuable gifts I've gotten.

P.S. I've gotten many gifts on many occasions and my family members always tell me that they know the gift may not be appropriate for the occasion but they have a hard time finding something that would suit me. So, on those seldom occasions when the gift really hit the target it really means a lot to me.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on November 25, 2015, 11:13:32 PM
@work-for-ur-muny See explanation above
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 25, 2015, 11:26:47 PM
@work-for-ur-muny See explanation above
Oops. Started writing my reply beforehand. Anyway, awesome idea.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 25, 2015, 11:28:57 PM
E. $60 Amazon GC :D (http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/77828)
FTFY
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on November 26, 2015, 01:05:39 AM
There is something to be said for giving a GC vs cash.

It gives the recipient the ability to (more easily) splurge on something they want but wouldn't necessarily spend the money on instead of just using it for groceries.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on November 26, 2015, 11:27:02 PM
I got a $50 coupon from eBay that expires soon. What's the best way to cash it out?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on November 27, 2015, 01:34:03 AM
I got a $50 coupon from eBay that expires soon. What's the best way to cash it out?
Can't buy an eBay gc with it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 27, 2015, 01:44:33 AM
Can't buy an eBay gc with it?
+1 That should always be the first step when you get these coupons.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on November 27, 2015, 02:17:05 AM
My wife's been a teacher for many year, so let me answer from our perspective: absolutely, unquestionably, A. Cash and a nice note means far more than a gift certificate or a cute gift, and is more practical than a check.

Even for smaller amounts - $20, $25, whatever. Even a little gesture of application towards a teacher means a world to him/her.

With cash I could do whatever I like with it, whenever I like. It's a gift that is the most practical, the most useful, and therefore the most appreciated.

A check on the other hand, while just as useful as cash, has its drawbacks. For example, we once had a check bounce. What were we supposed to do? Ask the parent for a new one? Ask them to pay the fee?...

Gift certificates often have all sorts of arbitrary limitations, again making it less useful. And thats besides the obvious fact that they could only be used is one specific Judaica store or whatever.

And a gift, as a general rule, is useless. It may be "cute", it may be thoughtful, but in the end I'd rather you just gave me the cash you spent on it. Do you know how many towels we have around the house with my wife's initials on them, but that do not actually dry your hands at all? Do you know how many witty mugs collect dust? And just how many makeup bags can one person use?

A caveat and a note:

1 - Gifts could be a great idea when the entire class gets together to chip in for something relatively big or expensive. Instead of being a little, useless knickknack, these are usually very well thought out and useful things. (I'm not saying that I wouldn't prefer the cash here as well, but it's quite nice to get something really nice that you wouldn't otherwise get.)
2- If you can't afford to give something to a teacher (Heaven knows how these things stack up between a couple of teachers/bus drivers/whatnot), just send in a nice note. It's incredibly appreciated as well. Teachers work hard with each and every child and few things are better than hearing that their work is appreciated.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 27, 2015, 02:34:15 AM
My wife's been a teacher for many year, so let me answer from our perspective: absolutely, unquestionably, A. Cash and a nice note means far more than a gift certificate or a cute gift, and is more practical than a check.

Even for smaller amounts - $20, $25, whatever. Even a little gesture of application towards a teacher means a world to him/her.

With cash I could do whatever I like with it, whenever I like. It's a gift that is the most practical, the most useful, and therefore the most appreciated.

A check on the other hand, while just as useful as cash, has its drawbacks. For example, we once had a check bounce. What were we supposed to do? Ask the parent for a new one? Ask them to pay the fee?...

Gift certificates often have all sorts of arbitrary limitations, again making it less useful. And thats besides the obvious fact that they could only be used is one specific Judaica store or whatever.

And a gift, as a general rule, is useless. It may be "cute", it may be thoughtful, but in the end I'd rather you just gave me the cash you spent on it. Do you know how many towels we have around the house with my wife's initials on them, but that do not actually dry your hands at all? Do you know how many witty mugs collect dust? And just how many makeup bags can one person use?

A caveat and a note:

1 - Gifts could be a great idea when the entire class gets together to chip in for something relatively big or expensive. Instead of being a little, useless knickknack, these are usually very well thought out and useful things. (I'm not saying that I wouldn't prefer the cash here as well, but it's quite nice to get something really nice that you wouldn't otherwise get.)
2- If you can't afford to give something to a teacher (Heaven knows how these things stack up between a couple of teachers/bus drivers/whatnot), just send in a nice note. It's incredibly appreciated as well. Teachers work hard with each and every child and few things are better than hearing that their work is appreciated.
Very well summed up. Just to add, if you're only gonna give petty cash (as SF put it at $20, $25) you should write up something very nice, cuz in that case it'll usually end up being the note that means more to the teacher than the money. (Not that when you give more there's no need for a nice not of appreciation.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on November 27, 2015, 02:39:10 AM
Very well summed up. Just to add, if you're only gonna give petty cash (as SF put it at $20, $25) you should write up something very nice, cuz in that case it'll usually end up being the note that means more to the teacher than the money. (Not that when you give more there's no need for a nice not of appreciation.)

I'd like to find a single teacher who considers a $20 gesture "petty cash". Getting only $20 doesn't mean "we think you're only worth so much"; it means "this is what I could give, but I appreciate you just as much as the parent who gave you $100".  Everyone should give what they could give, whether it's $100, $20, or a simple note. Nothing's "petty".
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 27, 2015, 04:09:28 AM
I'd like to find a single teacher who considers a $20 gesture "petty cash". Getting only $20 doesn't mean "we think you're only worth so much"; it means "this is what I could give, but I appreciate you just as much as the parent who gave you $100".  Everyone should give what they could give, whether it's $100, $20, or a simple note. Nothing's "petty".
Hence the added note which shows the value the parent holds of the teacher's tireless efforts. (And sorry for the word petty.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on November 27, 2015, 09:16:55 AM
Can't buy an eBay gc with it?

From any seller? Are there reports of buyers getting scammed?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 27, 2015, 09:25:49 AM
From any seller? Are there reports of buyers getting scammed?
But from PayPal digital gifts email delivery. You'll have it within an hour, and it'll be active within four.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on November 27, 2015, 09:37:15 AM
But from PayPal digital gifts email delivery. You'll have it within an hour, and it'll be active within four.

Thank you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on November 27, 2015, 10:03:24 AM
I'd like to find a single teacher who considers a $20 gesture "petty cash". Getting only $20 doesn't mean "we think you're only worth so much"; it means "this is what I could give, but I appreciate you just as much as the parent who gave you $100".  Everyone should give what they could give, whether it's $100, $20, or a simple note. Nothing's "petty".
+1. I was a counselor in a camp for a few years, I told my that IMHO a quarter with a nice thank you from a parent means more to me than $100 that a parent sends back with the kid at the end of visiting day
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 29, 2015, 04:19:29 PM
+1. I was a counselor in a camp for a few years, I told my that IMHO a quarter with a nice thank you from a parent means more to me than $100 that a parent sends back with the kid at the end of visiting day
True but not exactly. Sometimes (like in the case where it's $100) you can see their appreciation on the amount that they gave (most of the times). If they're giving smaller amounts then definitely the note makes all the difference.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 29, 2015, 04:21:57 PM
True but not exactly. Sometimes (like in the case where it's $100) you can see their appreciation on the amount that they gave (most of the times). If they're giving smaller amounts then definitely the note makes all the difference.
+1. Giving a small amount without a note is sometimes an insult. If you were trying to be yotzeh, you weren't.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 29, 2015, 06:40:49 PM
+1. Giving a small amount without a note is sometimes an insult. If you were trying to be yotzeh, you weren't. If you're trying to be appreciative you weren't.
FTFY
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 30, 2015, 05:27:05 PM
Are all the threads that are deleted saved somewhere?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on November 30, 2015, 05:29:58 PM
Are all the threads that are deleted saved somewhere?

WHY? DO YOU WANT TO SAVE ALL THE BEST ELECTRONICS DEALS ON THE ENTIRE INTERWEBS?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JoeyShmoe on November 30, 2015, 05:36:20 PM
WHY? DO YOU WANT TO SAVE ALL THE BEST ELECTRONICS DEALS ON THE ENTIRE INTERWEBS?
:) ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on November 30, 2015, 05:40:39 PM
WHY? DO YOU WANT TO SAVE ALL THE BEST ELECTRONICS DEALS ON THE ENTIRE INTERWEBS?
No. That just triggered my interest. Some threads (like Elections 2016) were a lot better than that, though.
(And don't be mean, I lost a post in the demise of the Amazon affiliate garbage one. Actually, I lost a bunch of posts, since I think it's the same person who made a bunch of these a couple of weeks ago.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on November 30, 2015, 07:25:19 PM
Are all the threads that are deleted saved somewhere?
Yes, Dan has mentioned it a few times.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on November 30, 2015, 11:04:26 PM
He saves it because those are the most interesting ones, for sure.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on December 09, 2015, 12:53:15 AM
Is there a website that you can input all your Flight confirmations and have all your reservations in one spot?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on December 09, 2015, 01:14:33 AM
Is there a website that you can input all your Flight confirmations and have all your reservations in one spot?
trip it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on December 09, 2015, 01:20:57 AM
trip it
You give them access to your email? Not comfortable with that at all.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on December 09, 2015, 02:28:21 AM
You give them access to your email? Not comfortable with that at all.
No need to give them access to anything. Just forward the confirmation emails for the flights, cars, hotels etc that you want listed by them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on December 09, 2015, 09:35:57 AM

No need to give them access to anything. Just forward the confirmation emails for the flights, cars, hotels etc that you want listed by them.
Ah ok. And nothing to worry about with them having that kind of info? Is that what everyone uses here? Interface seems kind of crappy.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 09, 2015, 09:51:52 AM
Ah ok. And nothing to worry about with them having that kind of info? Is that what everyone uses here? Interface seems kind of crappy.
Millions of people use it. Its good. Even for paranoid folk
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 09, 2015, 02:16:09 PM


What's best to give a kids rebbe for chanukah.

A: a crisp $50 bill
B: a $50 check
C: a $50 gc to a judaica store
D: a $50 vgc

All come with a nice note etc

I went with D.. He better like it!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 09, 2015, 02:17:54 PM

I went with D.. He better like it!
Why D instead of A or B?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 09, 2015, 04:44:36 PM
Why D instead of A or B?
A) if its less than a C note it's not classy.
B) I hate checks as much as any other guy. Plus I'm sure he doesn't want to put it on the books.....
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 10, 2015, 01:32:21 AM
Why D instead of A or B?

A) if its less than a C note it's not classy.
B) I hate checks as much as any other guy. Plus I'm sure he doesn't want to put it on the books.....
points/miles/cb?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 10, 2015, 06:24:00 AM
points/miles/cb?
That goes without saying
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on December 10, 2015, 11:19:40 AM
how much are attorney fees for a closing in NY/NJ area?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MC on December 10, 2015, 11:20:26 AM
how much are attorney fees for a closing in NY/NJ area?
Between $1500 and $1800 on average.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on December 10, 2015, 11:20:50 AM
Between $1500 and $1800 on average.
thank you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 10, 2015, 11:24:47 AM
That goes without saying
That was meant to be more of a statement/answer. Do you need any other reason?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: snapit on December 12, 2015, 10:11:15 PM
Anything "not to be missed" in Dayton OH?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yoruel on December 16, 2015, 11:31:40 AM
Whose name  get to be in Blue letters in DDMS comments?
What does it mean
 http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/80962#comment-1258552
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 16, 2015, 11:36:20 AM
Whose name  get to be in Blue letters in DDMS comments?
What does it mean
 http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/80962#comment-1258552
Its a link
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on December 16, 2015, 11:45:02 AM
damn clever
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 16, 2015, 01:18:07 PM
Its a link
How do they do it? Same markup as on DDF?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 16, 2015, 01:26:44 PM
Dunno. I never tried it on DDMS
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on December 16, 2015, 01:27:57 PM
I thought all you have to do is fill in your website when submitting the comment
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on December 16, 2015, 01:28:30 PM
lol, you just need to put something in the "website" field.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 16, 2015, 01:41:12 PM
That's nice of him. I don't know if I would allow people to advertise their sites on mine.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 16, 2015, 01:59:48 PM
That's nice of him. I don't know if I would allow people to advertise their sites on mine.
Can I try?  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on December 16, 2015, 02:04:07 PM
That's nice of him. I don't know if I would allow people to advertise their sites on mine.
Standard wordpress functionality. Besides, most of the comments don't exactly convince you to want to visit these people's sites...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 16, 2015, 02:04:58 PM
Can I try?  ;)
If you can find them. Lots of luck :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 16, 2015, 02:26:21 PM
If you can find them. Lots of luck :)
Anything to do with produce? Specifically avocados?  :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on December 18, 2015, 12:47:42 PM
What is the political correct word for "white trash" people?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on December 18, 2015, 12:51:44 PM
What is the political correct word for "white trash" people?
Undercover Privilege
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MosheD on December 18, 2015, 01:44:37 PM
I don't want to bump the Iceland TR thread, but is there any installments in the near future? Please?
Next installment (auroras!) is done from my end. Chaim'l and whYME are adding their pictures and comments now.
....
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on December 18, 2015, 01:50:45 PM
I don't want to bump the Iceland TR thread, but is there any installments in the near future? Please? ....

I'm halfway through the installment after that as well... still waiting on the others.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on December 18, 2015, 01:52:11 PM
BTW a better place to ask next time is in my TR thread (see my sig). I don't come to this thread very often.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 18, 2015, 03:37:42 PM
What is the political correct word for "white trash" people?
Hillbilly, redneck
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 19, 2015, 01:12:39 PM
What is the political correct word for "white trash" people?
Caucasian recyclables
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on December 19, 2015, 07:20:36 PM
Caucasian recyclables
Lol
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 19, 2015, 10:13:21 PM


http://livestream.com/accounts/16383823/events/4558272



ETA major shidduch crisis hack. :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MisterHock on December 19, 2015, 10:24:41 PM
http://www.torahumesorah.org/?utm_source=matzav&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=presidentsconference&utm_content=1030x60
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on December 26, 2015, 06:41:35 PM
How do you say zero in Yiddish?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on December 26, 2015, 06:42:10 PM
How do you say zero in Yiddish?

נול
Pronounced nul, as in push.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Iz on December 26, 2015, 06:43:49 PM
How do you say zero in Yiddish?
"אין ארץ ישראל זאגט מען "אום
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 27, 2015, 11:26:26 AM
Dan has in many of his posts "this is the lowest ever price from Amazon".  I'm just wondering is there any way I can look up an item for its price history, or Dan has some insider access?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 27, 2015, 11:27:15 AM
Dan has in many of his posts "this is the lowest ever price from Amazon".  I'm just wondering is there any way I can look up an item for its price history, or Dan has some insider access?
Camelcamelcamel
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 27, 2015, 11:40:20 AM
Camelcamelcamel
???
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on December 27, 2015, 11:43:35 AM
???
.com
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on December 27, 2015, 11:46:18 AM
???
Just Google it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 27, 2015, 12:32:11 PM
Camelcamelcamel
.com
Cool! Are they affiliated with Amazon, or is it some type of hack etc.? Just wondering.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 28, 2015, 12:01:23 AM
Cool! Are they affiliated with Amazon, or is it some type of hack etc.? Just wondering.
http://bfy.tw/3THE
 ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 28, 2015, 12:07:17 AM
http://bfy.tw/3THE
 ;)
??? How does that work? Can you do it to any search?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on December 28, 2015, 12:10:07 AM
??? How does that work? Can you do it to any search?
http://bfy.tw/KDN (http://bfy.tw/KDN) :))
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 28, 2015, 12:16:27 AM
http://bfy.tw/KDN (http://bfy.tw/KDN) :))
Wow. He was asking for that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 28, 2015, 12:28:54 AM
http://bfy.tw/KDN (http://bfy.tw/KDN) :))
...אף צבת בצבת עשוייה...

So where does it start...?
 :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 28, 2015, 12:30:18 AM
...אף צבת בצבת עשוייה...

So where does it start...?
 :D
You mean like  this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1362558#msg1362558)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on December 28, 2015, 12:31:31 AM
...אף צבת בצבת עשוייה...

So where does it start...?
 :D
http://bfy.tw/3THy
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 28, 2015, 12:36:07 AM
http://bfy.tw/3TI6 (http://bfy.tw/3TI6)
 :)
Or this (https://books.google.com/books?id=Ad0tAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA202&ots=KVQ-p24VoX&dq=%D7%90%D7%A3%20%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%91%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94&pg=PA201#v=onepage&q=%D7%90%D7%A3%20%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%91%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94&f=false).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: jackofall on December 28, 2015, 06:12:40 PM
Anybody ever try Nü car rentals? Seems ultra cheap. Please chime in if you ever rented from them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 28, 2015, 06:58:10 PM
Is there a way to bookmark a topic on tapatalk?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 28, 2015, 07:28:01 PM
Is there a way to bookmark a topic on tapatalk?
Touch the star at the top right corner of the page.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on December 29, 2015, 09:59:04 AM

Touch the star at the top right corner of the page.


Thanks.
How can I see all of my bookmarks?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on December 29, 2015, 10:00:26 AM

Thanks.
How can I see all of my bookmarks?
Subscribed topics. It's between unread and participated.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:35:31 PM
http://bfy.tw/3TI6 (http://bfy.tw/3TI6)
 :)
Or this (https://books.google.com/books?id=Ad0tAAAAYAAJ&lpg=PA202&ots=KVQ-p24VoX&dq=%D7%90%D7%A3%20%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%91%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94&pg=PA201#v=onepage&q=%D7%90%D7%A3%20%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%91%D7%A6%D7%91%D7%AA%20%D7%A2%D7%A9%D7%95%D7%99%D7%99%D7%94&f=false).
Wow that's really cool! Good to know for the future.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rockstarhockstar on December 29, 2015, 10:36:23 PM
http://bfy.tw/3THE
 ;)
It's good to know that it's not only me that you do it to
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 11:10:30 PM
It's good to know that it's not only me that you do it to
Yeah, but I was much nicer this time. (I hope)

There's also giyf.com, but that one is very rude.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 29, 2015, 11:14:06 PM
Yeah, but I was much nicer this time. (I hope)

There's also giyf.com, but that one is very rude.
It sounds like there was a good one that I missed. Link?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 29, 2015, 11:22:51 PM
It sounds like there was a good one that I missed. Link?

That was ages ago, not sure where exactly it is. You can always search through all my posts (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=887), it's there somewhere.
:)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 29, 2015, 11:26:34 PM
That was ages ago, not sure where exactly it is. You can always search through all my posts (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=profile;area=showposts;u=887), it's there somewhere.
:)
Paging TimT?  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 30, 2015, 08:50:48 AM

Paging TimT?  :P

This (http://bfy.tw/3VM5) should help. Because I must make life difficult. :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on December 30, 2015, 08:52:02 AM
This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=6437.msg904405#msg904405) should help. Because I must make life difficult. :P
I found 2 others as well
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 30, 2015, 08:54:02 AM
I found 2 others as well
Work-for-ur-muny was referring to that particular instance.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on December 30, 2015, 09:37:21 AM
i know some sites are better than others at making sure you dont exceed the max amount of an item
how good is target?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on December 30, 2015, 11:06:57 AM
Work-for-ur-muny was referring to that particular instance.
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on December 31, 2015, 02:23:56 PM
What's the benefit of an iPod (classic) over a cheap android with a 64GB SD card?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on December 31, 2015, 08:14:53 PM
What's the benefit of an iPod (classic) over a cheap android with a 64GB SD card?
I'm guessing the Android will be a lot slower.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on December 31, 2015, 08:26:02 PM
What's the benefit of an iPod (classic) over a cheap android with a 64GB SD card?
Your ego? (don't mean in a bad way some people will not walk around with anything that costs less than $250, not that it's even worth the price)
Classic will do better at sorting and will be smoother switching/finding songs.

Android will support Hebrew and will be easier to load
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on January 01, 2016, 01:55:15 AM
Whats yeshiva week?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 01, 2016, 01:57:46 AM

Whats yeshiva week?

From what I understand (FWIU?) it's the Jewish equivalent to spring/winter break?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ah on January 01, 2016, 02:01:44 AM
It's the week (10 days in many cases) in the winter that all the yeshivas have off (the more mod ortho ones) rather than having christmas/new years vacay.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 01, 2016, 11:39:37 AM
How early do I have to be in ewr (flying domestic) to check a bag? (United)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 01, 2016, 03:22:38 PM
Why is this thread in js? Just wondering.. Was trying to find it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on January 01, 2016, 03:24:51 PM
How early do I have to be in ewr (flying domestic) to check a bag? (United)

1 hour ideally.

I have checked this year bags flying international 50 mins before the flight but that was with major jumping hoops.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on January 01, 2016, 03:30:02 PM
Why is this thread in js? Just wondering.. Was trying to find it.
Read the first page. Should answer your question.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 01, 2016, 03:37:51 PM
Read the first page. Should answer your question.
Got it.
Is there a similar thread not for beginners?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on January 01, 2016, 03:43:07 PM
Got it.
Is there a similar thread not for beginners?
This thread isn't only for beginners.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 01, 2016, 03:44:12 PM
This thread isn't only for beginners.
I was referring to the one out of js
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on January 05, 2016, 01:22:20 AM
I'm going to be buying a vacuum... am I better off purchasing at BB&B or at Coscto, in terms of their return policy (in case it breaks C"V)?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 05, 2016, 01:25:20 AM
I'm going to be buying a vacuum... am I better off purchasing at BB&B or at Coscto, in terms of their return policy (in case it breaks C"V)?

Thanks!
Costco is known for an awesome return policy. Besides, it's an electronic that you'll be buying with an Amex, so the returns are definitely in your favor.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on January 05, 2016, 01:27:51 AM
Costco is known for an awesome return policy. Besides, it's an electronic that you'll be buying with an Amex, so the returns are definitely in your favor.
Right. I'm worried because I've been reading reviews for vacuums that have 5 year manufacturer warranties, but people say that they are impossible to deal with, and want to charge for repairs. If it's still within the manufacturers warranty, I don't know if amex will want to help...

I seem to remember that Costco only gives a year. Is that true?

Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 05, 2016, 01:52:37 AM
Right. I'm worried because I've been reading reviews for vacuums that have 5 year manufacturer warranties, but people say that they are impossible to deal with, and want to charge for repairs. If it's still within the manufacturers warranty, I don't know if amex will want to help...

I seem to remember that Costco only gives a year. Is that true?

Thanks
IIRC, in electronics it's very possible. I think they have a bit of a weaker return policy on those. But why shouldn't you contact amex CS and ask them directly what their policy is?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on January 05, 2016, 02:15:56 AM
IIRC, in electronics it's very possible. I think they have a bit of a weaker return policy on those. But why shouldn't you contact amex CS and ask them directly what their policy is?
Amex's warranty begins when the manufacturer's warranty ends.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 05, 2016, 02:32:07 AM
Amex's warranty begins when the manufacturer's warranty ends.
My experience (with a cheap item) was that Amex refunded me even within the 1 year item warranty.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 05, 2016, 02:39:22 AM
My experience (with a cheap item) was that Amex refunded me even within the 1 year item warranty.
I think that practice is more as a courtesy, but not defined in the t&c.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on January 05, 2016, 08:17:06 AM
IIRC, in electronics it's very possible. I think they have a bit of a weaker return policy on those. But why shouldn't you contact amex CS and ask them directly what their policy is?
because DROPR? :)

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 05, 2016, 10:33:55 AM
bought a physical gift card from giftcardspread and after 2 weeks i finally got it. however, now i find out that the store doesnt allow the use of GCs online, and i dont really want this anymore. any way out besides selling it for a loss?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on January 05, 2016, 10:44:16 AM
bought a physical gift card from giftcardspread and after 2 weeks i finally got it. however, now i find out that the store doesnt allow the use of GCs online, and i dont really want this anymore. any way out besides selling it for a loss?
H&M?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 05, 2016, 10:58:01 AM
H&M?
ya
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on January 05, 2016, 12:29:09 PM
ya
Maybe try selling it at cost on the goods for sale board. How much was the GC and what % off?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on January 05, 2016, 12:30:46 PM
Maybe try selling it at cost on the goods for sale board. How much was the GC and what % off?
$100 for $71.50
you interested?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 12:48:16 PM
if i bid on priceline and dont like the hotel what are my options? is it right to dispute charge?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 05, 2016, 02:08:36 PM
if i bid on priceline and dont like the hotel what are my options? is it right to dispute charge?
You know there are ways to not get stuck with a hotel you don't want?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 02:10:56 PM
You know there are ways to not get stuck with a hotel you don't want?
no please enlighten me
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 05, 2016, 02:13:11 PM
no please enlighten me
VCC for one
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 05, 2016, 02:13:40 PM
no please enlighten me
Just Google priceline bidding strategies
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on January 05, 2016, 02:14:53 PM
no please enlighten me
read up here
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=1538.msg11868#msg11868
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 02:27:49 PM
VCC for one

whats vcc
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yoruel on January 05, 2016, 02:39:11 PM
Virtual Credit Card.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 02:39:45 PM
anyway to get out of bid confirmed hotel?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on January 05, 2016, 03:07:42 PM
anyway to get out of bid confirmed hotel?
Call and cry but don't count on it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 04:48:00 PM
Call and cry but don't count on it
did that ever work?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 05, 2016, 04:48:23 PM
did that ever work?
Yes
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 05, 2016, 04:49:29 PM
Yes
what did you tell them?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 05, 2016, 04:50:18 PM
what did you tell them?
Use your imagination
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on January 05, 2016, 05:32:46 PM
H&M?
Bought an e card from cardcash and had the same problem, but bigger because it wouldn't work in store. I emailed them 3 times with no response. Then I remembered the dansdeals@cardcash.com email address, sent them an email, and got a refund that day.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 12, 2016, 09:23:21 AM
Kindle fire vs iPad? I want it mainly for Hulu/Netflix. My iPad broke but I'm thinking for $50 maybe I should just go for the kindle?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Marko Rubio on January 12, 2016, 11:46:37 PM
I know that being a member of zip car will help you get better insurance rates when you lease a car after being a member a while there, How about eneterprice car share (formerly car pingo) will being a member by them help me for car insurance rates like zip car?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 13, 2016, 01:45:16 AM
I know that being a member of zip car will help you get better insurance rates when you lease a car after being a member a while there, How about eneterprice car share (formerly car pingo) will being a member by them help me for car insurance rates like zip car?
please don't cross post http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=59905.msg1382123#msg1382123
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Marko Rubio on January 13, 2016, 01:53:49 AM
please don't cross post
this is the just shmooze thread so I may ask a question again I asked in a different thread
just please dont be rude
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 13, 2016, 01:56:53 AM
this is the just shmooze thread so I may ask a question again I asked in a different thread
just please dont be rude
It makes no difference where its posted there is no need to post things more than once
I'm not being rude
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on January 13, 2016, 04:19:07 AM
Why is there a board with a copy of all the boards in it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 13, 2016, 01:55:54 PM
Do tefilin get ruined if left in a freezing car or that a myth?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on January 13, 2016, 01:58:58 PM
Do tefilin get ruined if left in a freezing car or that a myth?
IDK. But a sofer once told me that when he checked mezzuzos in MSP, he found a very small percentage of problems, way less than other locations. Note that MSP is also veeery dry.
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Post by: WAM on January 13, 2016, 11:47:55 PM
IDK. But a sofer once told me that when he checked mezzuzos in MSP, he found a very small percentage of problems, way less than other locations. Note that MSP is also veeery dry.

Excuse my ignorance, why are there mezuzos up at MSP?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 14, 2016, 06:54:18 AM
Anyone know of a good tax lawyer? One who specializes in amounts greater than a few hundred mil?

#randomquestion
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 14, 2016, 06:56:54 AM
Anyone know of a good tax lawyer? One who specializes in amounts greater than a few hundred mil?

#randomquestion
Typically the larger firms handle these, not the local mom and pop.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yisroel klein on January 14, 2016, 07:07:58 AM
Use your imagination
Yes
what did you tell them?

thanx everyone got it cancelled
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 14, 2016, 08:05:52 AM
thanx everyone got it cancelled
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on January 14, 2016, 10:45:25 AM
Excuse my ignorance, why are there mezuzos up at MSP?
Clarification: Mezuzot on private homes in the city of Minneapolis.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Moishebatchy on January 14, 2016, 11:12:55 AM
Excuse my ignorance, why are there mezuzos up at MSP?

Clearly, you do not speak the native tongue of DDF. :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on January 14, 2016, 04:42:42 PM
Clearly, you do not speak the native tongue of DDF. :P

Or maybe he does speak DDF but he is a New Yorker and didn't know any Jews live in MSP.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 14, 2016, 04:50:26 PM
Or maybe he does speak DDF but he is a New Yorker and didn't know any Jews live in MSP.

yup. we all know the world drops off at the Verrazano.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 14, 2016, 04:52:36 PM
yup. we all know the world drops off at the Verrazano.
Nah. Even New Yorkers know about NJ.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 14, 2016, 04:53:32 PM
Nah. Even New Yorkers know about NJ.

that's where AC is, right? oh and cheaper gas. what else???
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on January 14, 2016, 04:56:30 PM
that's where AC is, right? oh and cheaper gas. what else???
They all have kids in Lakewood...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on January 14, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
EWR is within driving distance. United flies from there.
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Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 14, 2016, 08:13:40 PM
Nah. Even New Yorkers know about NJ.
Reminds me of when Obama was elected in 2008 there was a frustrated guy in Williamsburg who said that he's leaving America; he's moving to Lakewood...  :o
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 15, 2016, 01:38:14 AM
Do tefilin get ruined if left in a freezing car or that a myth?
It depends on the ink. In the cold everything shrinks, however the parchment and ink shrink at different speeds. When it warms up again, the parchment and ink expand again, at their own speeds. This won't for sure make the ink crack, but it sure helps. Especially if it gets warmed and cooled a lot. Think bending a plastic cc back and forth, it will most probably snap at some stage.
There is an ink called דיו לנצח (dio lanetzach) which has more elasticity and would react more like a rubber band being stretched and released, and would therefore not crack.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on January 15, 2016, 11:48:35 AM
Reminds me of when Obama was elected in 2008 there was a frustrated guy in Williamsburg who said that he's leaving America; he's moving to Lakewood...  :o

that reminds me of when gay marriage was legalized and tons of people said they're moving to Canada (where gay marriage has been legal since 2005)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 15, 2016, 04:06:32 PM
that reminds me of when gay marriage was legalized and tons of people said they're moving to Canada (where gay marriage has been legal since 2005)
Out when Obamacare passed and people said the same thing...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 16, 2016, 05:40:20 PM


It depends on the ink. In the cold everything shrinks, however the parchment and ink shrink at different speeds. When it warms up again, the parchment and ink expand again,
Always thought it works that way but the gemara gitin 31a says the opposite, that things shrink in the heat.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 16, 2016, 05:50:07 PM
Always thought it works that way but the gemara gitin 31a says the opposite, that things shrink in the heat.
It depends which kind of things...
Meat will shrink in the heat, metal will expand.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 16, 2016, 06:12:32 PM
It depends which kind of things...
Meat will shrink in the heat, metal will expand.
Gemara gives 3 examples, 1) handle of a shovel 2) nail in a wall 3) woven basket, first 1 is wood 2nd example though is metal.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 16, 2016, 06:13:15 PM
Gemara gives 3 examples, 1) handle of a shovel 2) nail in a wall 3) woven basket, first 1 is wood 2nd example though is metal.
I stand corrected and confused.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 16, 2016, 06:14:29 PM


confused.
Same here, unless we say nishtaneh hateva on this ad well.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 16, 2016, 11:18:53 PM
Always thought it works that way but the gemara gitin 31a says the opposite, that things shrink in the heat.
Not in the gemara.
Please update source.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 08:53:06 AM
Not in the gemara.
Please update source.
It's there top 3 lines
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2016, 09:31:41 AM
Always thought it works that way but the gemara gitin 31a says the opposite, that things shrink in the heat.
Oy vey.

The gemara is referring to wooden items which dry out and therefore become loose. Did you see rashi? I don't understand how you even had a hava amina that the gemara is talking about stam contraction.
Rashi explicitly explains that this contraction is due to the wood drying out.
Like a dried out grape (raison)  is smaller than a fresh one.
Poshut.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2016, 02:03:12 PM
Can somebody please explain to me the whole medical marijuana business?
If its a real drug then why isn't it sold in drugstores and pharmacies with a prescription like normal medicine, what's the big deal?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 06:56:36 PM
Oy vey.

The gemara is referring to wooden items which dry out and therefore become loose. Did you see rashi? I don't understand how you even had a hava amina that the gemara is talking about stam contraction.
Rashi explicitly explains that this contraction is due to the wood drying out.
Like a dried out grape (raison)  is smaller than a fresh one.
Poshut.
Not such a "oy vey", look again, the second case is a metal screw
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2016, 07:10:11 PM
Not such a "oy vey", look again, the second case is a metal screw
Wood
Why do you think metal? A yosed is always wood.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 17, 2016, 07:15:26 PM
Wood
Why do you think metal? A yosed is always wood.
Or even if metal, it's banged into wood.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 07:17:18 PM
Wood
Why do you think metal? A yosed is always wood.
Source ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 07:18:52 PM
Or even if metal, it's banged into wood.
So how do you know which one the gemara is referring to that it shrinks ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 07:21:05 PM


Rashi explicitly explains that this contraction is due to the wood drying out
Not sure where you see that in rashi.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 17, 2016, 07:23:20 PM
It makes a difference in regards to what we were discussing.

(Replying to a post that was deleted)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2016, 07:25:57 PM
Not sure where you see that in rashi.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160118/c7442c30476153ec5fc8c96fee9addbf.jpg)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 17, 2016, 07:30:53 PM
It makes a difference in regards to what we were discussing.

(Replying to a post that was deleted)
;)
Yup! Realized and pulled back. But in that context it makes no difference.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 17, 2016, 07:35:30 PM
So how do you know which one the gemara is referring to that it shrinks ?
Occam razor
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: WAM on January 17, 2016, 09:56:55 PM
Can somebody please explain to me the whole medical marijuana business?
If its a real drug then why isn't it sold in drugstores and pharmacies with a prescription like normal medicine, what's the big deal?


+1!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on January 18, 2016, 09:28:26 AM
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160118/c7442c30476153ec5fc8c96fee9addbf.jpg)
I know the loshon of rashi, but how exactly does that prove what your saying ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on January 19, 2016, 12:02:10 AM
Anyone know of a mens basketball league in Brooklyn?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: akivak on January 19, 2016, 12:49:54 AM
Rabbi miller talks about how amazing it is that all (well almost all) elements expand when heated and shrink in cold. One exception is water, it expands when cold, making it lighter than water so it floats on top. If it were to shrink it would become more dense and would sink down, then new layers would be formed on top of that until its all frozen solid killing all fish!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 19, 2016, 11:55:41 AM
Rabbi miller talks about how amazing it is that all (well almost all) elements expand when heated and shrink in cold. One exception is water, it expands when cold, making it lighter than water so it floats on top. If it were to shrink it would become more dense and would sink down, then new layers would be formed on top of that until its all frozen solid killing all fish!
Wow! True niflaos haborei (and he was a master at that), never thought about it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on January 19, 2016, 07:27:08 PM
Is there a thread on selling on Amazon
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 19, 2016, 07:39:26 PM
Is there a thread on selling on Amazon
Yes (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10448.0).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2016, 07:45:13 PM
Can somebody please explain to me the whole medical marijuana business?
If its a real drug then why isn't it sold in drugstores and pharmacies with a prescription like normal medicine, what's the big deal?
They do have it in drug form with just CBD and without the THC. In other words it gives the medicinal benefits without the actual high.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on January 19, 2016, 07:46:33 PM
I'm scheduled to fly ewr-pbi Thursday night, returning mtz'sh. Assuming forecasts stay bad, what's the chance of getting JetBlue to refund my non refundable tickets in advance of an expected blizzard? Don't want to get stuck in fl while all my kids are at the in laws in Monsey
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on January 19, 2016, 08:08:05 PM
I'd assume we'll see weather waivers by tomorrow evening if the storm is still predicted.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on January 20, 2016, 06:37:36 PM
I'm scheduled to fly ewr-pbi Thursday night, returning mtz'sh. Assuming forecasts stay bad, what's the chance of getting JetBlue to refund my non refundable tickets in advance of an expected blizzard? Don't want to get stuck in fl while all my kids are at the in laws in Monsey
Why in the world not?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on January 20, 2016, 06:39:29 PM
Why in the world not?
Touche but don't want to lose the opportunity to leave them there in the future. And I'm more concerned right now about missing work. Unfortunately JetBlue won't let me change my tickets to next weekend so the trip is still on...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: D93 on January 23, 2016, 01:03:18 PM
What is "Yeshiva Week"?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on January 23, 2016, 05:50:47 PM
What is "Yeshiva Week"?

hahaha.  ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Lou Bob on January 23, 2016, 11:02:14 PM
What is "Yeshiva Week"?
the one week ur actually there :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: D93 on January 24, 2016, 04:12:36 AM
I ask a serious question and all you do is mock me :'(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Pinreb on January 24, 2016, 06:46:57 AM
What is "Yeshiva Week"?

From what I understand (FWIU?) it's the Jewish equivalent to spring/winter break?

It's the week (10 days in many cases) in the winter that all the yeshivas have off (the more mod ortho ones) rather than having christmas/new years vacay.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: D93 on January 24, 2016, 06:48:39 AM


Thank you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on January 24, 2016, 10:32:39 AM
I'm looking to buy good boots that are weather proof and also look like regular shoes. I saw someone yesterday with very nice shoes and then noticed that they are really boots.... (Didn't want to ask him where he got them on shabbos)

Anyone know of anything interesting?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on January 24, 2016, 10:38:01 AM
I'm looking to buy good boots that are weather proof and also look like regular shoes. I saw someone yesterday with very nice shoes and then noticed that they are really boots.... (Didn't want to ask him where he got them on shabbos)

Anyone know of anything interesting?
You're looking for the half shoe half boots (it only goes up around 6 inches), or real boots just with a nice bottom?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Pinreb on January 24, 2016, 10:42:57 AM
I'm looking to buy good boots that are weather proof and also look like regular shoes. I saw someone yesterday with very nice shoes and then noticed that they are really boots.... (Didn't want to ask him where he got them on shabbos)

Anyone know of anything interesting?
I have Geox Amphibiox boots 100% waterproof. Anything from them Amphibiox is 100% waterproof.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Pinreb on January 24, 2016, 10:45:18 AM
I have Geox Amphibiox boots 100% waterproof. Anything from them Amphibiox is 100% waterproof.
It's a higher shoe. I use it for a boot.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sharkky on January 24, 2016, 11:51:01 AM
I'm looking to buy good boots that are weather proof and also look like regular shoes. I saw someone yesterday with very nice shoes and then noticed that they are really boots.... (Didn't want to ask him where he got them on shabbos)

Anyone know of anything interesting?
chelsea boots
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on January 24, 2016, 12:17:25 PM
chelsea boots
Thats what I got. Picked up a pair from Macy's on black friday.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on January 24, 2016, 06:02:34 PM
Thanks for all of those. Taller boots would be better but i may get one of those anyway.

I'm interested in getting a hotel room near LGA for tomorrow night. Are there any SPG hotels there? Or BRG hot points?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on January 24, 2016, 08:17:50 PM
I'm interested in getting a hotel room near LGA for tomorrow night. Are there any SPG hotels there?
There's Sheraton LaGuardia for 10k spg
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on January 24, 2016, 09:18:29 PM
There's Sheraton LaGuardia for 10k spg

Thanks. Booked.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Moshke on January 24, 2016, 10:54:31 PM
Is a 3 year old air ticket cheaper then adult ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on January 24, 2016, 11:08:38 PM
Is a 3 year old air ticket cheaper then adult ?
No
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Moshke on January 24, 2016, 11:09:33 PM
Thanks ;(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on January 24, 2016, 11:10:49 PM
Better off using a Hyatt anniversary night at the HP LGA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 24, 2016, 11:10:57 PM
Thanks ;(
Maybe try a TA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Moshke on January 24, 2016, 11:12:47 PM
First time traveling with a toddler, are they able to do better ? What about if I'm using points.
Appreciate your help
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on January 25, 2016, 07:04:36 AM
Is a 3 year old air ticket cheaper then adult ?
for revenue tickets most airlines give 25% off the ticket price before taxes and surcharges
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on January 25, 2016, 10:45:12 AM
What's the difference between ETL listed and UL listed?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tovia on January 25, 2016, 11:21:40 AM
No big difference, they are both NRTLs (National Recognized Test Laboratories) but UL is a more recognized lab in the US so most companies/inspectors would ask for UL rather than ETL.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on January 25, 2016, 11:24:50 AM
No big difference, they are both NRTLs (National Recognized Test Laboratories) but UL is a more recognized lab in the US so most companies/inspectors would ask for UL rather than ETL.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on January 25, 2016, 02:47:10 PM
Better off using a Hyatt anniversary night at the HP LGA.
Don't have any :(
Will bear in mind for my next apporamma...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 26, 2016, 02:40:25 AM
How does the DDF system count my total time spent online? If, for example, I open a DDF webpage does it keep track of how long I keep it open? What's if I keep it open for a week straight?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on January 26, 2016, 08:03:30 AM
How does the DDF system count my total time spent online? If, for example, I open a DDF webpage does it keep track of how long I keep it open? What's if I keep it open for a week straight?
After half an hour of no activity you're off. If you refresh the page you're on again.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Joe4007 on January 26, 2016, 08:38:34 AM
No
Not exactly true.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Lazegotit on January 26, 2016, 02:15:51 PM
Random question for all you entrepreneurs out there:

My friend who is a premed student created a natural hair loss prevention and regrowth formula that actually works. We want to market it and try to get it into stores. Any advice on where to start?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on January 26, 2016, 02:26:10 PM
Random question for all you entrepreneurs out there:

My friend who is a premed student created a natural hair loss prevention and regrowth formula that actually works. We want to market it and try to get it into stores. Any advice on where to start?
Shark?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Lazegotit on January 26, 2016, 02:37:53 PM
Shark?

"That's an idea, not a business, I'm out."

But seriously, should we start by going to natural health stores, or selling it privately to get it out, or online?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 26, 2016, 02:45:52 PM
Random question for all you entrepreneurs out there:

My friend who is a premed student created a natural hair loss prevention and regrowth formula that actually works. We want to market it and try to get it into stores. Any advice on where to start?
He created it-  Is it manufactured? Is it packaged? Does it need any medical approvals? Has he patented it? Do you have a product or an idea?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on January 28, 2016, 03:16:59 PM
Shoprunner has a 60 day return window. Is it from day ordered or day received?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on January 29, 2016, 04:27:05 PM
Shoprunner has a 60 day return window. Is it from day ordered or day received?
I'm gonna say ordered
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 30, 2016, 08:25:04 PM
My hot water is not soo hot for some reason.
I went to look at the hot water heater and noticed that the exhuast pipe( in the pic) is VERY hot. - is this normal?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on January 30, 2016, 09:38:13 PM
When did all the Nigerian princess move to Benin Republic?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on January 30, 2016, 11:27:54 PM
Is it too early to book NYC to MIA/FLL for chol hamoed pesach?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on January 30, 2016, 11:31:09 PM
My hot water is not soo hot for some reason.
I went to look at the hot water heater and noticed that the exhuast pipe( in the pic) is VERY hot. - is this normal?

They can get very hot. Normal would depend on your system and flute type. Generally the lower efficient systems get hotter. I know that some systems can get hot enough that you can't touch them. If you concerned, get a plumber to check it out.

As far as the no hot water, is it everywhere? Sinks? Shower? How old is the unit? What temp is it set at? How long has this been going on?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on January 30, 2016, 11:37:25 PM
Is it too early to book NYC to MIA/FLL for chol hamoed pesach?
Why would it be too early ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on January 30, 2016, 11:39:42 PM
Why would it be too early ?
Bec of $51-$89 deals?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 30, 2016, 11:43:02 PM
Bec of $51-$89 deals?
$85 each way isn't bad.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on January 31, 2016, 12:09:56 AM
$85 each way isn't bad.
True.

However for Minyan the outbounds at that price aren't ideal.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 31, 2016, 01:08:50 AM
True.

However for Minyan the outbounds at that price aren't ideal.
Looked fine to me. 3:45 PM to 7:45 PM is between minchah and maariv. You can daven mincha at 1:30 l'chol hadeos. Assuming you take the 1 PM inbound, you can very comfortably make minchah back in NYC.
I'm referring to  these (https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=JFK,EWR,LGA;t=MIA,FLL,PBI;d=2016-04-25;r=2016-04-28;sel=LGAMIA0DL1982,MIALGA0DL1608;a=-NK) flights.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 31, 2016, 01:10:12 AM
What's the protocol for which posts get deleted?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 31, 2016, 01:11:43 AM
What's the protocol for which posts get deleted?
You can edit or delete your own post within 3 hours. If it's deemed necessary, or by the authors request, a moderator can delete at any time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 31, 2016, 01:52:43 AM
You can edit or delete your own post within 3 hours. If it's deemed necessary, or by the authors request, a moderator can delete at any time.
I'm trying to figure out why a certain post of mine was deleted. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on January 31, 2016, 01:54:39 AM
I'm trying to figure out why a certain post of mine was deleted. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
Did it contain a referral link, or discuss a referral offer?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 31, 2016, 01:59:01 AM
Did it contain a referral link, or discuss a referral offer?
No.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 31, 2016, 03:21:59 AM
I'm trying to figure out why a certain post of mine was deleted. Or maybe I'm just getting old.
Which post
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 31, 2016, 07:38:01 AM
Which post
There's this big bad evil machine called a smartphone with Tapatalk and notifications.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on January 31, 2016, 08:34:18 AM
There's this big bad evil machine called a smartphone with Tapatalk and notifications.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16069.msg1398054#msg1398054
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on January 31, 2016, 10:22:02 AM
Do people actually still believe in those Facebook posts about sharing an airline's fake page for a chance to win free airfare?  ???
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on January 31, 2016, 12:29:39 PM
Looked fine to me. 3:45 PM to 7:45 PM is between minchah and maariv. You can daven mincha at 1:30 l'chol hadeos. Assuming you take the 1 PM inbound, you can very comfortably make minchah back in NYC.
I'm referring to  these (https://www.google.com/flights/#search;f=JFK,EWR,LGA;t=MIA,FLL,PBI;d=2016-04-25;r=2016-04-28;sel=LGAMIA0DL1982,MIALGA0DL1608;a=-NK) flights.
3:45 Kills the day and 7:45 is a loss of a day.
I booked:
04/25 DL 1269 11:00 AM LGA to MIA 02;22 PM
04/27 AA 1406 09:49 PM MIA to JFK  12:52 AM
$187.20
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on January 31, 2016, 12:50:08 PM
They can get very hot. Normal would depend on your system and flute type. Generally the lower efficient systems get hotter. I know that some systems can get hot enough that you can't touch them. If you concerned, get a plumber to check it out.

As far as the no hot water, is it everywhere? Sinks? Shower? How old is the unit? What temp is it set at? How long has this been going on?
Not no hot water. Just the shower is not as hot as it used to be a few days ago.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dudi on January 31, 2016, 12:56:38 PM
Do people actually still believe in those Facebook posts about sharing an airline's fake page for a chance to win free airfare?  ???
+1
Especially that it's a brand new page and this is their only post
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on January 31, 2016, 01:11:30 PM
Not no hot water. Just the shower is not as hot as it used to be a few days ago.

Check to see if it's just that shower. I'm gonna take an educated guess and say you have a mixing valve. There is a chance your mixing valve is broken. It can be that it's letting in more cold then it should even on the hottest setting. A way around the problem (not a fix) would be to move up the scorch plug a few nothches. If you do that you just need to be aware that your shower may be able to get dangerously hot.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on January 31, 2016, 01:17:53 PM
Check to see if it's just that shower. I'm gonna take an educated guess and say you have a mixing valve. There is a chance your mixing valve is broken. It can be that it's letting in more cold then it should even on the hottest setting. A way around the problem (not a fix) would be to move up the scorch plug a few nothches. If you do that you just need to be aware that your shower may be able to get dangerously hot.
Aka rls (rotational limit stop)
https://youtu.be/mI2NZMadb1A
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on January 31, 2016, 03:27:33 PM
Maybe it is just that the cold water mixing with it is colder due the weather
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on January 31, 2016, 05:06:21 PM
Maybe it is just that the cold water mixing with it is colder due the weather

Anything is possible but it's doubtful. Especially since you said it was working a few days ago. It's most probably a worn out o ring. It's actually not that uncommon. Either way it would be cool if someone started a DIY thread.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on January 31, 2016, 06:56:46 PM
Anything is possible but it's doubtful. Especially since you said it was working a few days ago. It's most probably a worn out o ring. It's actually not that uncommon. Either way it would be cool if someone started a DIY threads.
FTFY
One for plumbing, one for electric, one for HVAC...  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lechatchileh ariber on January 31, 2016, 10:06:05 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16069.msg1398054#msg1398054
Thanks, I wonder why I didn't see that before...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on February 01, 2016, 04:18:02 PM
18 years ago I was by a catered event, and there was a (whole dead) cokaroach in the string beans. Well, now i may be at the same facilily sometime soon. Should I try the string beans?
What would you do?


(This would be my first time going back)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 01, 2016, 04:33:52 PM
18 years ago I was by a catered event, and there was a (whole dead) cokaroach in the string beans. Well, now i may be at the same facilily sometime soon. Should I try the string beans?
What would you do?


(This would be my first time going back)
I'd go see a shrink first if I still remembered 18 years later where I saw a roach. :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 01, 2016, 04:52:10 PM
I'd go see a shrink first if I still remembered 18 years later where I saw a roach. :)
If it was in your food??
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on February 01, 2016, 04:53:49 PM
I'd go see a shrink first if I still remembered 18 years later where I saw a roach. :)

I vividly remember a roach in the slaw from a local supermarket from ~20 years ago.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 01, 2016, 04:56:10 PM
If it was in your food??
I must've had something in my food all those years ago but hey, I don't remember :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on February 01, 2016, 04:58:23 PM
If it was in your food??

On. My. Plate.

In the string beans.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 01, 2016, 04:58:53 PM
I must've had something in my food all those years ago but hey, I don't remember :D
Maybe you repressed the memories... :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 01, 2016, 05:01:17 PM
Maybe you repressed the memories... :)
Hell no. I ran to greatest psychologists out there. It took 17 years but I'm finally healed. :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on February 01, 2016, 05:05:28 PM
PSA; Don't ever watch the food being prepared if you want to eat it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 01, 2016, 05:08:06 PM
Hell no. I ran to greatest psychologists out there. It took 17 years but I'm finally healed. :P
Glad to hear it!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 01, 2016, 05:45:20 PM
18 years ago I was by a catered event, and there was a (whole dead) cokaroach in the string beans. Well, now i may be at the same facilily sometime soon. Should I try the string beans?
What would you do?


(This would be my first time going back)
Did they kasher the string bean pot?
Was the Roach roasted or par boiled?
Lots of variables here. It's a good question though.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 01, 2016, 05:47:54 PM
Did they kasher the string bean pot?
Was the Roach roasted or par boiled?
Lots of variables here. It's a good question though.
Chances are they never cleaned the pot. Probably still using the same oil.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on February 01, 2016, 06:21:46 PM
Did they kasher the string bean pot?
Why should they?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 01, 2016, 07:37:12 PM
Maybe it comes from here?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7821.msg1262052#msg1262052 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=7821.msg1262052#msg1262052)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chossid on February 01, 2016, 08:18:20 PM
 Looking for the page with all abbreviation meanings, tons of codes I don't understand here.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 01, 2016, 08:23:15 PM
Looking for the page with all abbreviation meanings, tons of codes I don't understand here.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=10531.0

Airline and travel related
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=13317.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 01, 2016, 09:23:33 PM
PSA; Don't ever watch the food being prepared if you want to eat it.
Not necessarily, but usually. I believe there are restaurants which have big Windows to the kitchen
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on February 01, 2016, 11:10:44 PM
Not necessarily, but usually. I believe there are restaurants which have big Windows to the kitchen
Those are video screens. In real life it's different
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on February 02, 2016, 09:47:56 AM
they say you can tell how clean a kitchen is by how clean the bathrooms are. i'm not sure how reliable that is and yet i check out the bathrooms in every restaurant i go to. Ugh anyone remember Kosher Delight in Midtown? yuck!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 02, 2016, 10:55:27 AM
I'm interested in getting a hotel room near LGA for tomorrow night. Are there any SPG hotels there? Or BRG hot points?
There's Sheraton LaGuardia for 10k spg
Thanks. Booked.

Was not a very nice experience. Main issue was staff not being fluent in English (they are all Chinese) and not being competent on the phone. When calling from the airport to arrange shuttle, there was a lot of traffic. The phone rep didn't understand when I told them that, they just put me on hold for 5 min and started the conversation again. Wash, repeat...)

Emailed and got 5K SP.
Next time I'll try:
Better off using a Hyatt anniversary night at the HP LGA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 02, 2016, 11:24:32 AM
Those are video screens. In real life it's different
By my place the food was made in front of your face. Problem was the place was not that clean
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 02, 2016, 02:16:27 PM
UA J from Europe to USA allows 3 x 70lb per passenger. Correct?
Does it make a difference if the ticket was purchased via a partner's miles?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on February 03, 2016, 01:32:00 AM
UA J from Europe to USA allows 3 x 70lb per passenger. Correct?
Does it make a difference if the ticket was purchased via a partner's miles?
you only get 3 bags if you are star gold if not you only get 2 bags
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on February 03, 2016, 07:42:32 AM
Is there a way to search threads? Meaning when I do a search it brings up any post with the search words. I want to search only the thread subject
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 03, 2016, 07:44:47 AM
Is there a way to search threads? Meaning when I do a search it brings up any post with the search words. I want to search only the thread subject
Do you wanna search for a thread or search within a specific thread ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 03, 2016, 02:10:27 PM
Is there a way to search threads? Meaning when I do a search it brings up any post with the search words. I want to search only the thread subject
An ordinary search also searches titles.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on February 03, 2016, 02:19:21 PM
On DDF, can you see what board a user is looking at on a desktop? I think that you can on Tapatalk.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 03, 2016, 02:19:59 PM
on the advanced search page:
(http://i.imgur.com/46TmZMH.png)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 03, 2016, 02:20:36 PM
On DDF, can you see what board a user is looking at on a desktop? I think that you can on Tapatalk.
You can see exactly what every user is currently doing. Not only which board they're looking at.

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=who (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=who)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 03, 2016, 02:21:11 PM
On DDF, can you see what board a user is looking at on a desktop? I think that you can on Tapatalk.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=who
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 03, 2016, 02:22:26 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?action=who
Almost beat you to link.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on February 03, 2016, 02:24:04 PM
thanks.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 03, 2016, 02:24:51 PM
Almost beat you to link.  :)
Not almost :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on February 04, 2016, 09:36:51 PM
Can Mark Zuckerberg be on WhatsApp without showing he's online just like Dan could be here online without showing?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 05, 2016, 08:17:11 AM
UA J from Europe to USA allows 3 x 70lb per passenger. Correct?
Does it make a difference if the ticket was purchased via a partner's miles?
you only get 3 bags if you are star gold if not you only get 2 bags
And what would the infant baggage allowance be (besides of course stroller, car seat etc.)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 05, 2016, 08:39:58 AM
Can Mark Zuckerberg be on WhatsApp without showing he's online just like Dan could be here online without showing?
He can and so can you...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on February 05, 2016, 09:22:30 AM
He can and so can you...
Even if you hide yourself it still shows if you're online when you are online
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 05, 2016, 01:19:09 PM
If I order clothing from Amazon and I order two sizes so I can try them on and return what I dont want, and the clothing is in a generic clear plastic bag, if I open the bag (which is not able to be re sealed) can I still return it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on February 05, 2016, 01:30:38 PM
Even if you hide yourself it still shows if you're online when you are online
-1
You can change that setting as well under Settings>Account>Privacy>Status.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 05, 2016, 01:34:34 PM
If I order clothing from Amazon and I order two sizes so I can try them on and return what I dont want, and the clothing is in a generic clear plastic bag, if I open the bag (which is not able to be re sealed) can I still return it?
Ime definitely
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 05, 2016, 01:57:35 PM
Ime definitely
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on February 05, 2016, 02:05:07 PM
Ime definitely
+1 

What was your shailah about the size. Aren't you king size? You are a king, no?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 05, 2016, 02:25:52 PM
+1 

What was your shailah about the size. Aren't you king size? You are a king, no?
Read up about Grodno. My situation is very complicated.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yhaller14 on February 05, 2016, 02:52:43 PM
-1
You can change that setting as well under Settings>Account>Privacy>Status.
-1
That's not for online, that means your status like "hey there I am using Whatsapp" not when your online
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on February 05, 2016, 03:01:01 PM
-1
That's not for online, that means your status like "hey there I am using Whatsapp" not when your online
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on February 07, 2016, 06:32:27 PM
Read up about Grodno. My situation is very complicated.
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0008_0_07885.html ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 08, 2016, 07:07:51 AM
Is there a way for me to add an event to my calendar and choose to have it show on my wife's calendar and vice versa?
I use HebDate synced with Google.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tovia on February 08, 2016, 08:32:55 AM
Is there a way for me to add an event to my calendar and choose to have it show on my wife's calendar and vice versa?
I use HebDate synced with Google.
Add her email as a guest/participant
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 08, 2016, 09:04:25 AM
Add her email as a guest/participant
That was simple.
Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on February 08, 2016, 08:54:10 PM
How do you quote 2 people in one post?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 08, 2016, 08:58:07 PM
How do you quote 2 people in one post?
In the "post reply" page you can scroll down and view a couple recent posts. Just make sure your cursor is at the end of the first quote for the second one to appear where you want it to be. If it's too far back or in another thread I would usually open it in a new window, click on "quote", then copy and paste the quote with the address into the first window where you're posting your reply.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on February 08, 2016, 09:03:44 PM
Anyone know of a good app for fleet maintenance? Something where I can enter all trucks and mechines and their maintenance schedules. It would send me a reminder when something is due for maintenance and would automatically reset after I verify that the maintnance was sone. Seems to me like a fairly simple and basic idea. I can really use one but can't seem to find anything like that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on February 09, 2016, 12:30:22 PM
In the "post reply" page you can scroll down and view a couple recent posts. Just make sure your cursor is at the end of the first quote for the second one to appear where you want it to be. If it's too far back or in another thread I would usually open it in a new window, click on "quote", then copy and paste the quote with the address into the first window where you're posting your reply.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: BKisraeli on February 14, 2016, 12:00:30 PM
i am looking around but cant seem to find information about this . whats the benefit of having an AARP membership if you are under 50 . and is it worth it to SU with AARP chase ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on February 14, 2016, 09:52:24 PM
I spilled RainX over a whole bunch of photography stuff (no damage B"H).

What's the easiest way to get the slime off?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 15, 2016, 01:39:02 PM
I spilled RainX over a whole bunch of photography stuff (no damage B"H).

What's the easiest way to get the slime off?
No experience but a search on Amazon gave me this (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rain+x+remover&sprefix=rain+x+remov%2Caps%2C208).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 15, 2016, 06:40:42 PM
No experience but a search on Amazon gave me this (http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=rain+x+remover&sprefix=rain+x+remov%2Caps%2C208).
NU FEH! What about using a DD link  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Adam101 on February 15, 2016, 08:40:38 PM
So most traffic lights having a camera in NJ to take pictures of going through have it in the front so they can only take a picture of the front license plate. What if I don't have a front license plate? Only back.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on February 15, 2016, 09:33:28 PM
So most traffic lights having a camera in NJ to take pictures of going through have it in the front so they can only take a picture of the front license plate. What if I don't have a front license plate? Only back.
It's an irrelevant question. They let the traffic light law expire and as far as I know you can no longer get a red light camera ticket I'm the state of new jersey.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Crazy tools on February 15, 2016, 11:15:10 PM

So most traffic lights having a camera in NJ to take pictures of going through have it in the front so they can only take a picture of the front license plate. What if I don't have a front license plate? Only back.
i believe your mixing up red light cameras and car sensing equipment. The single small camera on top of the light is a sensor to detest cars IINM.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rs242 on February 15, 2016, 11:39:52 PM

i believe your mixing up red light cameras and car sensing equipment. The single small camera on top of the light is a sensor to detest cars IINM.
it is a camera and a sensor. But not for giving tickets.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 17, 2016, 05:14:23 PM
Anyone know where I may be able to get a yerushalmi kaftan and perhaps some more Jerusalem garb items for a Purim costume?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: regular on February 17, 2016, 11:55:43 PM
Anyone know where I may be able to get a yerushalmi kaftan and perhaps some more Jerusalem garb items for a Purim costume?
a bit eager are we now?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 18, 2016, 12:28:49 PM
Anyone know where I may be able to get a yerushalmi kaftan and perhaps some more Jerusalem garb items for a Purim costume?
I may have thier tzitzit gartel thing (and my father has thier kaftan, but he may wear that, he switches of between that and a regular bek ((obviously I'm a litvak))).
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 18, 2016, 03:13:58 PM
I may have thier tzitzit gartel thing (and my father has thier kaftan, but he may wear that, he switches of between that and a regular bek ((obviously I'm a litvak))).
King of Grodno, a Litvak?!?!  :o :o
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 18, 2016, 04:39:03 PM
I may have thier tzitzit gartel thing (and my father has thier kaftan, but he may wear that, he switches of between that and a regular bek ((obviously I'm a litvak))).
guess I'll have to find some one going to jeru.

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 18, 2016, 04:39:58 PM
I almost feel stupid asking this because it's made into such a big deal.
Why is it such a terrible aveira to sell miles it points on ddf?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on February 18, 2016, 04:50:42 PM
I almost feel stupid asking this because it's made into such a big deal.
Why is it such a terrible aveira to sell miles it points on ddf?

People have gotten into trouble, which is a potential legal headache for DD.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on February 18, 2016, 04:51:50 PM
I almost feel stupid asking this because it's made into such a big deal.
Why is it such a terrible aveira to sell miles it points on ddf?
Airlines terms and conditions say you cant, and they'd love to get their hands on anything to give them a reason to shut your account down.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Square on February 18, 2016, 09:57:00 PM
Anyone know where I may be able to get a yerushalmi kaftan and perhaps some more Jerusalem garb items for a Purim costume?
Try Toys4u.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 19, 2016, 01:36:27 AM
Airlines terms and conditions say you cant, and they'd love to get their hands on anything to give them a reason to shut your account down.
Why is that different than selling lounge passes?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: whYME on February 19, 2016, 02:17:27 AM
Why is that different than selling lounge passes?
IIRC there was a ban on those as well (one specific airline?) at some point when it seemed that there was trouble from it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on February 19, 2016, 01:38:54 PM
It's there any way of making a business account for T-Mobile with out a tax ID?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on February 20, 2016, 09:06:37 PM
How can I check who owns a certain address in brooklyn?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: semper fi on February 20, 2016, 10:00:55 PM
How can I check who owns a certain address in brooklyn?
Nyc.gov  Acris
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on February 21, 2016, 03:30:18 AM
Anyone know how/where I can get these Cadbury Milka LilaStix chocolate cookies (see attached photos) in the US with a hechsher? Seems like only sold with hechsher in Israel...
Maybe someone from Israel can buy them for me and I'll pay for them and shipping?
TIA :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on February 21, 2016, 05:23:48 AM
Looks like it has a hechsher from a rabbi ralbag in the USA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elya on February 21, 2016, 09:02:26 AM
Looks like it has a hechsher from a rabbi ralbag in the USA
That's triangle K, IINM.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on February 21, 2016, 11:19:48 AM
Looks like it has a hechsher from a rabbi ralbag in the USA
Cool. Does that mean I can get them in the US with a hechsher?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rs242 on February 21, 2016, 12:07:41 PM

Cool. Does that mean I can get them in the US with a hechsher?
its a triangle K most ppl don't consider that a hechsher
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on February 21, 2016, 12:41:34 PM
I'm trying to work out an award ticket to israel through Europe,  are there cities in europe that are cheaper to fly from them to TLV?
TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on February 21, 2016, 12:47:58 PM
I'm trying to work out an award ticket to israel through Europe,  are there cities in europe that are cheaper to fly from them to TLV?
TIA
Depends which program. With distance based awards like BA, yes.
And some charge YQ only on certain airlines
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on February 21, 2016, 12:59:17 PM
Lemme clarify, let's say for 20k AA I flew nyc to Europe which city would be cheap to purchase a ticket in dollars to continue on to TLV, for example if I flew NYC to Cyprus there are cheap flights to continue to TLV, however getting to cyprus is pretty crappy with at least one stopover, so any ideas for an alternate European city?
TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on February 21, 2016, 01:00:01 PM
Let's say I did BA, where would I start?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on February 21, 2016, 02:30:37 PM
its a triangle K most ppl don't consider that a hechsher
The person I'm trying to get this for eats cholov stam. Is triangle K cholov yisroel worse than others cholov stam?

Also, does this mean I can get this in the US? By calling triangle K?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rs242 on February 21, 2016, 02:33:03 PM
Most ppl don't eat triangle K. I eat chalov stam triangle K is no good on anything. Some ppl allow it on apple juice
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on February 21, 2016, 02:38:03 PM
The person I'm trying to get this for eats cholov stam. Is triangle K cholov yisroel worse than others cholov stam?

Also, does this mean I can get this in the US? By calling triangle K?
That would prob mean that in Israel It's also cholov stam.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Venilla on February 21, 2016, 08:04:58 PM
Is there any way to bring up the citicards.com desktop site on a mobile browser?
With Chase I do /...... But no luck with Citi.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on February 21, 2016, 11:33:55 PM
Let's say I did BA, where would I start?
Check out their zone chart for Europe. It will tell you which distances pay which point price.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on February 21, 2016, 11:35:07 PM
Is there any way to bring up the citicards.com desktop site on a mobile browser?
With Chase I do /...... But no luck with Citi.
Yes. When the main page comes up, they give you four diff. options of which site you want to visit. One of them is the main website.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on February 22, 2016, 12:00:16 AM
That would prob mean that in Israel It's also cholov stam.

The person eats triangle K, how can I get them? Only in Israel?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Venilla on February 22, 2016, 09:53:47 AM
Yes. When the main page comes up, they give you four diff. options of which site you want to visit. One of them is the main website.
Thanks! I'm trying to become more organized...
Is it possible to have Citi personal and business cards in one log-in?
What about a Citigold Checking on the same login?

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on February 22, 2016, 09:56:07 AM
Thanks! I'm trying to become more organized...
Is it possible to have Citi personal and business cards in one log-in?
What about a Citigold Checking on the same login?
I don't have any business cards, so I don't know.
You can have the bank account, and the cc attached to one log in.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on February 22, 2016, 12:33:42 PM
Nyc.gov  Acris
Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on February 22, 2016, 11:17:17 PM
Anyone know how/where I can get these Cadbury Milka LilaStix chocolate cookies (see attached photos) in the US with a hechsher? Seems like only sold with hechsher in Israel...
Maybe someone from Israel can buy them for me and I'll pay for them and shipping?
TIA :)
BUMP, anyone know how I can get this in the US?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 23, 2016, 03:16:13 PM
What do people find to be the most user friendly way of keeping all your credit cards? I've been using business card holder books, but the plastic rips and gets annoying, and is difficult to keep organized
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Venilla on February 23, 2016, 05:21:46 PM
What do people find to be the most user friendly way of keeping all your credit cards? I've been using business card holder books, but the plastic rips and gets annoying, and is difficult to keep organized
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12536.msg907557#msg907557
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on February 23, 2016, 05:42:32 PM
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12536.msg907557#msg907557
:D Just make sure to take some extra puffs before SBS...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on February 23, 2016, 06:48:39 PM
What do people find to be the most user friendly way of keeping all your credit cards? I've been using business card holder books, but the plastic rips and gets annoying, and is difficult to keep organized
Personally I use a cardboard esrog box
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on February 23, 2016, 07:27:00 PM
How about we start a poll?
What do you use to store all your credit cards?
A wallet
A cigarette box
An esrog box
A pencil case
A filing cabinet
Other

Also,
Do you keep all your cancelled and expired cards?

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 23, 2016, 08:46:55 PM
rubber bands?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 23, 2016, 08:48:08 PM
Flying everywhere out of control

#story of my life these days
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on February 23, 2016, 08:54:22 PM
Flying everywhere out of control

#story of my life these days
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 23, 2016, 08:56:21 PM
Amex keeps sending me letters that I need to activate a chip card they sent me, but I have to find it first :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on February 23, 2016, 09:05:08 PM
Amex keeps sending me letters that I need to activate a chip card they sent me, but I have to find it first :D
Lose the letter instead. Much easier :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on February 23, 2016, 09:06:21 PM
https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-iphone-5-5c-5s-gsm-unlocked/confirmation?pledge_id=42817168


Is this a good deal?
Refurbished 5s ?
Is refurbished garbage?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on February 29, 2016, 09:11:19 PM
What's the deadline to dispute a charge with amex?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on March 06, 2016, 05:55:06 PM
Trying to get a good call recording app.
It's been mentioned that Dan uses total call recorder. Though there's two of them and I'm not sure which one he uses.
I tried a different app and the recording is all done through the regular phone mic. Hence my voice is loud and clear in the recording, but the voice of the person in speaking to is very quite and difficult to hear.
Are there any options that provide a clear recording of both parties?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: theblakdavid on March 06, 2016, 06:45:59 PM
Trying to get a good call recording app.
It's been mentioned that Dan uses total call recorder. Though there's two of them and I'm not sure which one he uses.
I tried a different app and the recording is all done through the regular phone mic. Hence my voice is loud and clear in the recording, but the voice of the person in speaking to is very quite and difficult to hear.
Are there any options that provide a clear recording of both parties?
What platform are you on?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tovia on March 06, 2016, 07:35:48 PM
What platform are you on?
The same as Dan.

I use this one, very clear.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appstar.callrecorder
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: theblakdavid on March 06, 2016, 08:14:27 PM
The same as Dan.

I use this one, very clear.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appstar.callrecorder
I meant what type of OS, but I got the answer. Your using an Android. I use automatic call recorder, don't have a link right now, sorry. It records the actual call, not only from the mic. It depends which phone though I think, some phones don't allow that by default.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: theblakdavid on March 06, 2016, 08:15:16 PM
https://www.groupon.com/deals/gg-iphone-5-5c-5s-gsm-unlocked/confirmation?pledge_id=42817168


Is this a good deal?
Refurbished 5s ?
Is refurbished garbage?
Depends who does the refurbishing, it can be as good as new.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on March 12, 2016, 10:17:52 PM
Which one of the following credit cards would be able to help with rental car insurance from driving a car from USA to Canada
Delta Gold
 Amex gold
Amex everyday
 SPG
Bank of America travel Rewards
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Venilla on March 13, 2016, 11:24:52 PM
Is there any way to block someone that he shouldn't be able to open any bank accounts? (I.e. For credit cards I can freeze his CR... I'm talking about someone who wouldn't figure it out...)

I know it sounds like I'm a gangster but I'm really trying to help someone and there's no other way...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on March 13, 2016, 11:26:21 PM
Is there any way to block someone that he shouldn't be able to open any bank accounts?

I know it sounds like I'm a gangster but I'm really trying to help someone and there's no other way...
If it's possible to freeze his chex systems report like your regular credit report then yes
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Venilla on March 13, 2016, 11:28:54 PM
If it's possible to freeze his chex systems report like your regular credit report then yes
And what's the answer to that if?
And another question, will a bank not open an account if they can't access the ChexSystem report?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on March 13, 2016, 11:32:37 PM
And what's the answer to that if?
And another question, will a bank not open an account if they can't access the ChexSystem report?
A quick Google search shows you can freeze it, so if you freeze all reports then you can't get approved for anything.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 13, 2016, 11:57:30 PM
Is there any way to block someone that he shouldn't be able to open any bank accounts? (I.e. For credit cards I can freeze his CR... I'm talking about someone who wouldn't figure it out...)

I know it sounds like I'm a gangster but I'm really trying to help someone and there's no other way...
You can freeze Chexsystems (https://www.chexsystems.com/web/chexsystems/consumerdebit/page/securityfreeze/information/) and credit reports, and place an alert on the account. That should stop banks from approving accounts when they run the identity verification.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: HowYaDoin on March 16, 2016, 03:56:31 PM
Any way to sell Verizon Upgrade phones? they claim if you dont activate on your account they charge you full price?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Something Fishy on March 18, 2016, 12:31:35 PM
Renewing my passport by mail. What's the usual time frame?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on March 18, 2016, 12:37:16 PM
Renewing my passport by mail. What's the usual time frame?
I just renewed DW's passport took under 3 weeks. Did it in person though.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dawie on March 18, 2016, 04:26:13 PM
Renewing my passport by mail. What's the usual time frame?
4-6 weeks usually
depends on their volume
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sag95 on March 20, 2016, 02:30:40 AM
Wasn't sure where to post this. If I make a purchase with my debit card and get cashback with it, will that code as a purchase or a withdrawal?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 20, 2016, 05:01:54 PM
When you see a thread on tapatalk with a picture, is there any way to find out where that picture is?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on March 20, 2016, 05:17:03 PM
When you see a thread on tapatalk with a picture, is there any way to find out where that picture is?
Google images? They have a drag & drop feature.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 20, 2016, 05:51:56 PM

Google images? They have a drag & drop feature.

I meant where in the thread. I don't want to scroll through hundreds of posts to find it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on March 20, 2016, 05:56:33 PM
When you see a thread on tapatalk with a picture, is there any way to find out where that picture is?
Don't understand, where and how are you seeing that picture?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 20, 2016, 06:22:35 PM
Don't understand, where and how are you seeing that picture?
She means this (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/b2c096804c5f0b4f38a273717bea57e4.jpg)
And is asking if there is a way to find the picture in the tread.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on March 20, 2016, 06:26:31 PM
She means this (http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160320/b2c096804c5f0b4f38a273717bea57e4.jpg)
And is asking if there is a way to find the picture in the tread.
Oh that annoying thing. Shut it off and you won't have those issues.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on March 20, 2016, 08:23:34 PM
I need to send someone a wedding gift in Israel. Can someone recommend a good place to order from
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: free pollard on March 21, 2016, 07:51:00 AM
I need to send someone a wedding gift in Israel. Can someone recommend a good place to order from
To be more specific, im in the us. I need a place I can order from that will deliver it for me.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on March 21, 2016, 10:38:10 AM
anyone know how much Smilow costs for a family of 3?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on March 21, 2016, 10:40:10 AM
anyone know how much Smilow costs for a family of 3?
A mortgage and a half. Scared to call them?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on March 21, 2016, 10:41:34 AM
A mortgage and a half. Scared to call them?

something like that :) i always thought it's 40k but no idea where i got that number
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 21, 2016, 11:24:40 AM

Oh that annoying thing. Shut it off and you won't have those issues.

Thanks. How?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 21, 2016, 11:51:16 AM
Thanks. How?
Probably means shut Tapatalk off and use a computer.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on March 21, 2016, 11:54:43 AM
Probably means shut Tapatalk off and use a computer.
No, you can shut those picture previews off in settings.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on March 21, 2016, 11:56:07 AM
No, you can shut those picture previews off in settings.
Oh, that I never knew.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: george on March 21, 2016, 12:33:25 PM
When you see a thread on tapatalk with a picture, is there any way to find out where that picture is?
It is the last picture posted in the thread.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on March 21, 2016, 01:02:50 PM
Oh, that I never knew.
its mentioned in the tapatalk thread exactly how to do it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: hide4 on March 21, 2016, 02:52:39 PM
Whats a better phone, the lg k7 or the samsung galaxy core prime?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on March 21, 2016, 03:25:51 PM
Whats a better phone, the lg k7 or the samsung galaxy core prime?
I know that many will disagree with me, by I always found that "Samsungs are like a fully loaded Chevy" fully loaded but a Chevy nonetheless.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on March 21, 2016, 03:28:24 PM
I know that many will disagree with me, by I always found that "Samsungs are like a fully loaded Chevy" fully loaded but a Chevy nonetheless.

as in a "chevy" vs. an iPhone?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on March 21, 2016, 03:31:08 PM
as in a "chevy" vs. an iPhone?
Vs. anything. It may be more fully loaded than other Androids but also lower quality IMHO. Can't tell you about LGs maybe they are worse. I have found that numerous Samsung phones had poor reception etc. when compared to other devices.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 3yummyboys on March 21, 2016, 09:21:01 PM

It is the last picture posted in the thread.

I thought so too, but it's not always
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on March 23, 2016, 08:00:02 PM
How do Dan and JJ know when something is the lowest price ever on Amazon?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on March 23, 2016, 08:01:14 PM
How do Dan and JJ know when something is the lowest price ever on Amazon?

CamelCamelCamel
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on March 23, 2016, 08:24:18 PM
CamelCamelCamel

Huh?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chucksterace on March 23, 2016, 08:28:49 PM


Huh?

Thats a website that shows amazon prices in the past
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on March 23, 2016, 09:17:57 PM
Camelcamelcamel.com (http://Camelcamelcamel.com)
FTFY
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 27, 2016, 06:38:26 AM
A) How after filing a complaint does it take to hear back from the DoT?
B) How long after filing a complaint will I receive copy of my complaint to my email from the DoT?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on March 28, 2016, 11:01:31 AM
A) How after filing a complaint does it take to hear back from the DoT?
B) How long after filing a complaint will I receive copy of my complaint to my email from the DoT?

try asking 311
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: popcorn1508 on March 29, 2016, 01:32:45 AM
A) How after filing a complaint does it take to hear back from the DoT?
B) How long after filing a complaint will I receive copy of my complaint to my email from the DoT?
File online you will get an email.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on March 29, 2016, 10:21:10 AM
File online you will get an email.
Did just that on Sunday morning.
Have yet to receive anything.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 30, 2016, 10:03:26 PM
Can I buy a single gemarah, chosson shas size? Vilna hachadas specifically.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on March 31, 2016, 01:23:00 AM
Can I buy a single gemarah, chosson shas size? Vilna hachadas specifically.
I'm pretty sure you can.  The mesivta comes 1 volume at a time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: regular on March 31, 2016, 10:22:23 AM
Can I buy a single gemarah, chosson shas size? Vilna hachadas specifically.
Try a second hand seforim store. Ive seen singles in capitol seforim
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Shauly101 on March 31, 2016, 11:41:59 AM
what time does JJ finish breakfast and starts to delete threads?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on March 31, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
what time does JJ finish breakfast and starts to move threads?

ftfy
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on March 31, 2016, 11:50:18 AM
Is it possible for the mods to permanently delete a persona?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on March 31, 2016, 11:53:15 AM
Is it possible for the mods to permanently delete a persona?

It has been done.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tzafnas Paneach on March 31, 2016, 01:04:03 PM
Can you block certain usernames from opening new threads without approval from moderators?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on March 31, 2016, 01:45:47 PM
Can you block certain usernames from opening new threads without approval from moderators?

What's the point?  They would just post in a random thread and wait for it to be split off.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 31, 2016, 01:54:31 PM
anyone see marco polo recently
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on March 31, 2016, 01:57:13 PM
anyone see marco polo recently
Gone for 11 weeks already.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chinagel on March 31, 2016, 01:59:15 PM
Gone for 11 weeks already.
details? return date?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 04, 2016, 12:04:23 AM
Are the any organizations that help people who want to study a vocation and can't afford the coursework?

With the Rambam's highest level of Tzedaka being helping someone stand on his own you'd think this would be much more of a thing.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on April 04, 2016, 12:06:24 AM
Are the any organizations that help people who want to study a vocation and can't afford the coursework?

With the Rambam's highest level of Tzedaka being helping someone stand on his own you'd think this would be much more of a thing.
I think the DOE has a special department for student loans and aid.
On a more serious note though, it would be nice if there were scholarships or grants for flight school.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on April 04, 2016, 12:42:20 AM
Are the any organizations that help people who want to study a vocation and can't afford the coursework?

With the Rambam's highest level of Tzedaka being helping someone stand on his own you'd think this would be much more of a thing.
It's in Israel, but    https://www.yadeliezer.org/program_info.php?program_id=8
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 04, 2016, 07:12:46 AM

On a more serious note though, it would be nice if there were scholarships or grants for flight school.
I'm asking about an organization that can help sponsor someone looking for a job, not an expensive hobby...

(though if you do find that let me know ;) )
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on April 04, 2016, 12:09:49 PM
Anyone pick up old clothes for tzedoko?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on April 04, 2016, 01:31:58 PM
Anyone pick up old clothes for tzedoko?
http://www.pickpurple.org/

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on April 04, 2016, 03:03:29 PM
why would anyone book a room through Chabad Niagara if booking via SPG gives you the same rate plus a better cancellation policy? (and you can earn/pay with points).

even priceline has a better price...  :-\
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on April 05, 2016, 01:56:01 PM
so i've never been to either.

BJ's vs Costco

do they sell the same stuff? i mainly need paper goods and detergent. maybe socks or something

do they both offer military discount?

anyone know if getting 5x points via freedom at Costco (starting 6/20) is a sure thing? why isn't that included now?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zalc on April 05, 2016, 02:03:43 PM

anyone know if getting 5x points via freedom at Costco (starting 6/20) is a sure thing? why isn't that included now?

IIRC it is true, but Costco will only start accepting Visa cards in-store in June 20, when the amex agreement runs out.
Online you can already buy with the freedom, and I think you will get 5x
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 05, 2016, 02:13:08 PM
IIRC it is true, but Costco will only start accepting Visa cards in-store in June 20, when the amex agreement runs out.
Online you can already buy with the freedom, and I think you will get 5x
DoC says you get online
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on April 05, 2016, 02:24:27 PM
DoC says you get online
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on April 05, 2016, 02:41:08 PM
DoC says you get online

DoC?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 05, 2016, 02:46:13 PM
I want to go to FLL friday morning. There is a very cheap revenue flight from PHL available, but it leaves at 5:47am, stops over in Chicago for 3:45, and lands in FLL at 2:57pm. Is it crazy for me to take that flight?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 05, 2016, 02:47:29 PM
DoC?
Doctor of Credit.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 05, 2016, 02:47:59 PM
I want to go to FLL friday morning. There is a very cheap revenue flight from PHL available, but it leaves at 5:47am, stops over in Chicago for 3:45, and lands in FLL at 2:57pm. Is it crazy for me to take that flight?
How much is very cheap?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 05, 2016, 02:49:04 PM
How much is very cheap?
$62. The next lowest if $147 or something around there.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 05, 2016, 03:00:05 PM
$62. The next lowest if $147 or something around there.
Can't do Thursday afternoon?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 05, 2016, 03:08:07 PM
I want to go to FLL friday morning. There is a very cheap revenue flight from PHL available, but it leaves at 5:47am, stops over in Chicago for 3:45, and lands in FLL at 2:57pm. Is it crazy for me to take that flight?
Fly direct PHL-MIA for 7.5k BA + $5.60. I think that's a better option.

(I'm sure you can find someone with a couple of miles.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on April 05, 2016, 03:58:33 PM
When I put in tracking numbers (ups, usps) in google search it used to give me a link (the first result) to the tracking info.
Why did it stop working?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on April 05, 2016, 04:30:24 PM
When I put in tracking numbers (ups, usps) in google search it used to give me a link (the first result) to the tracking info.
Why did it stop working?
Check the tracking number
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zalc on April 05, 2016, 04:47:57 PM
When I put in tracking numbers (ups, usps) in google search it used to give me a link (the first result) to the tracking info.
Why did it stop working?
If all else fails, try the "Aftership" app, it can automatically recognize numbers and has a huge list of carriers.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 05, 2016, 08:57:56 PM
Fly direct PHL-MIA for 7.5k BA + $5.60. I think that's a better option.

(I'm sure you can find someone with a couple of miles.)
Think that what I'm doing. For some reason I thought it was more than 7500 BA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on April 05, 2016, 09:00:12 PM
Can I order something from Amazon, Target etc. to a random hotel I'll be staying in for a night? It would get there a day or two before my arrival
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 05, 2016, 09:00:38 PM
Can I order something from Amazon, Target etc. to a random hotel I'll be staying in for a night? It would get there a day or two before my arrival
Sure. I would just call the hotel before you place the order to make sure it's okay and that they'll hold it for you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on April 05, 2016, 09:02:03 PM
And they'll hold on to it for me? A small box is fine?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on April 05, 2016, 09:06:33 PM
And they'll hold on to it for me? A small box is fine?
I've done it, as have many here. Just call first to make sure. I wouldn't order it before talking to them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on April 05, 2016, 09:07:04 PM
Great thanx
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on April 06, 2016, 08:56:46 AM
If all else fails, try the "Aftership" app, it can automatically recognize numbers and has a huge list of carriers.
I use the deliveries app on the play store
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on April 06, 2016, 01:04:28 PM
When I put in tracking numbers (ups, usps) in google search it used to give me a link (the first result) to the tracking info.
Why did it stop working?

ugh. same. i used to type: track xxxx and it pulled it right up! now i gotta go to the carrier's site and UPS and especially FedEx now loads so slowly! what a PITA. i track packages all the time and hate this new thing. i thought it was just me because i upgraded to Windows 10 and blamed it on that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zalc on April 06, 2016, 04:39:35 PM
ugh. same. i used to type: track xxxx and it pulled it right up! now i gotta go to the carrier's site and UPS and especially FedEx now loads so slowly! what a PITA. i track packages all the time and hate this new thing. i thought it was just me because i upgraded to Windows 10 and blamed it on that.
Try https://track.aftership.com/ (https://track.aftership.com/) instead of Google.

You can probably add https://track.aftership.com/ (https://track.aftership.com/) to your list of search engines in your browser (http://www.howtogeek.com/114176/how-to-easily-create-search-plugins-add-any-search-engine-to-your-browser/), and just use that instead of Google.

 this (http://mycroftproject.com/) may help as well.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on April 06, 2016, 05:28:04 PM
ugh. same. i used to type: track xxxx and it pulled it right up! now i gotta go to the carrier's site and UPS and especially FedEx now loads so slowly! what a PITA. i track packages all the time and hate this new thing. i thought it was just me because i upgraded to Windows 10 and blamed it on that.
It worked even without typing the word track.
Highlight the tracking number, right click, and select search.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Tzafnas Paneach on April 06, 2016, 09:22:18 PM
Is there a way to see a threads wiki on taptalk?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on April 06, 2016, 09:25:52 PM
Is there a way to see a threads wiki on taptalk?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16108.msg1448419#msg1448419 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=16108.msg1448419#msg1448419)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 07, 2016, 11:26:25 AM
When buying online with visa/AMEX gift cards, what do I writ by name, address, zip?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on April 07, 2016, 11:27:01 AM
When buying online with visa/AMEX gift cards, what do I writ by name, address, zip?
Register them online, then put in the address you registered them to.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 07, 2016, 11:33:43 AM
Register them online, then put in the address you registered them to.
were do regirster them? both amex and visa are registrable?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on April 07, 2016, 12:07:33 PM
Credit reporting agency.

Sent from my LG-D851 using Tapatalk


1 penny when you pay off your bill with it


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WTH is going on over here? I hope this isn't the new normal for Crapatalk.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on April 07, 2016, 12:12:19 PM
WTH is going on over here? I hope this isn't the new normal for Crapatalk.
Whats the issue ?  The sent from ....?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on April 07, 2016, 12:30:14 PM
WTH is going on over here? I hope this isn't the new normal for Crapatalk.
you can shut it off in the settings
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on April 07, 2016, 01:38:43 PM
Whats the issue ?  The sent from ....?
Yes. I've seen it on many posts today.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 07, 2016, 02:02:13 PM
were do regirster them? both amex and visa are registrable?
??
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 07, 2016, 08:42:56 PM
Register them online, then put in the address you registered them to.
David can you explain what you meant by registering? Like go wallet?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 12, 2016, 05:18:24 PM
How can I watch these types of videos on my Android using chrome?
They never work..

http://yudelstake.blogspot.com/2016/04/fish-that-did-not-eat-chometz.html?m=1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on April 14, 2016, 04:17:22 PM
dont waste your time there.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on April 15, 2016, 11:31:10 AM
Not sure what thread this belongs in...friend is renting from Thrifty in LAX and he's over 25 but his wife is 22 and he needs to add her as an additional driver, will they charge a fee? Also considering Dollar or Budget. TIA
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 17, 2016, 10:56:11 AM
Does it make sense that my 3yo hona oddasy battery needs replacing?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: chinagel on April 17, 2016, 11:01:49 AM
Does it make sense that my 3yo hona oddasy battery needs replacing?
ye
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on April 17, 2016, 11:40:41 AM
Does it make sense that my 3yo hona oddasy battery needs replacing?
Honda baterries stink, my parents have to change the battery on their 2yr old pilot
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 17, 2016, 12:34:13 PM
Ok, I went to advance auto parts, guy tested it and said it's fine..

But I needed to jump it today.

Is it good or not??
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on April 17, 2016, 12:39:36 PM
Is your starter OK? Maybe a loose connection?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on April 17, 2016, 03:13:54 PM
Not sure what thread this belongs in...friend is renting from Thrifty in LAX and he's over 25 but his wife is 22 and he needs to add her as an additional driver, will they charge a fee? Also considering Dollar or Budget. TIA
in california a spouse can drive without being added to the rental contract
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on April 19, 2016, 02:54:22 PM
Who is Milton Kishona?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 19, 2016, 02:58:50 PM
Who is Milton Kishona?
Why?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on April 19, 2016, 02:59:47 PM
Who is Milton Kishona?
Always wondered that myself.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on April 19, 2016, 06:48:04 PM
Was it just me, or did ddf go down again?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on April 19, 2016, 06:49:31 PM
in california a spouse can drive without being added to the rental contract

same thing happened with our rental in FL. it was included without an in-person signature.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on April 19, 2016, 07:13:52 PM
Was it just me, or did ddf go down again?
You.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on April 19, 2016, 08:06:26 PM
What percent of America knows what tomorrow is?
Specifically in reference to the date 4/20
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on April 19, 2016, 08:49:43 PM
You.
sounds good :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on April 19, 2016, 09:37:48 PM
What percent of America knows what tomorrow is?
Specifically in reference to the date 4/20
Montreal Canadiens beat Boston Bruins 4 games to 2 for Stanley Cup?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 19, 2016, 10:02:58 PM
Who decided that Milchig and Meat should both start with M?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on April 19, 2016, 10:06:12 PM
They don't, Milchig starts with מ...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on April 19, 2016, 10:28:09 PM
Who decided that Milchig and Meat should both start with M?
For that reason I often mark things D for dairy and F for flaishigs.  No M used at all.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on April 19, 2016, 10:53:56 PM
For that reason I often mark things D for dairy and F for flaishigs.  No M used at all.
We do the same.

Then you have P for Parve and Pesach...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on April 20, 2016, 12:16:01 AM
What percent of America knows what tomorrow is?
Specifically in reference to the date 4/20
I think most Americans (at least from teenage years and on) know about 4/20 less so in the frum circles. I've never heard a good explanation as to why today...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on April 20, 2016, 12:19:44 AM
I think most Americans (at least from teenage years and on) know about 4/20 less so in the frum circles. I've never heard a good explanation as to why today...

Unless you were simply referring to hurlers birthday...(somewhere else on the forums we were discussing dead ppl's birthdays I can't remember where)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on April 20, 2016, 12:33:05 AM
Unless you were simply referring to hurlers birthday...(somewhere else on the forums we were discussing dead ppl's birthdays I can't remember where)
Here http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5396.msg1460050#msg1460050
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on April 20, 2016, 10:29:55 AM
What percent of America knows what tomorrow is?
Specifically in reference to the date 4/20

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=5396.msg1460511#msg1460511
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yitrap on April 20, 2016, 10:50:02 AM
I think most Americans (at least from teenage years and on) know about 4/20 less so in the frum circles. I've never heard a good explanation as to why today...
School used to end at 4:20 PM
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on April 20, 2016, 10:52:11 AM
School used to end at 4:20 PM
That would be the only answer I have ever heard but I don't love it...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on April 20, 2016, 11:31:15 AM
http://time.com/4292844/420-april-20-marijuana-pot-holiday-history/
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: 12HRS on April 20, 2016, 12:05:45 PM
anyone who filed a ny tax return:how long did it take you to get the refund or till it showed u were approved?
filed about 2 weeks ago but its still showing that its processing is it normal to take so long?

you don't need to cross post. you question was answered in the other thread
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on April 20, 2016, 02:47:40 PM
what does this mean?
[quote author=http://www.amazon.com/Burgi-BUR108YG-Crystal-Gold-tone-Bracelet/dp/B00IF3RMY6/ref=sr_1_51?s=apparel&rps=1&ie=UTF8&qid=1461177320&sr=1-51&nodeID=7147440011&keywords=bracelet+watches+for+women&refinements=p_85%3A2470955011%2Cp_72%3A2661618011%2Cp_36%3A3500-6500]
Mother-of-Pearl dial with Roman numeral hour markers
2 rows of genuine crystals adorn the bezel and bracelet
Gold-tone case and bracelet
Swiss Quartz movement
Water-resistant to 10 M (33 feet)
Not water resistant[/quote]
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zow on April 22, 2016, 08:00:55 AM
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on April 22, 2016, 08:35:02 AM
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.
What's a minor fast day?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zow on April 22, 2016, 08:42:32 AM
What's a minor fast day?
17Tammuz, 10 Tevet, Taanit Esther, Fast of Gedalia are all minor fast days.
The "major" ones are YK and 9Av.

The answer to my original question seems, in part, to be addressed in the final paragraph of this article: http://www.chaburas.org/siyum.html.  Seems that fast of bchorim is a different kind of fast, not one of affliction or denial but one of remembrance. 
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MendelG on April 24, 2016, 06:05:33 AM
Who is Milton Kishona?
A big Baal tzedoko who lives in Mytown.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on April 25, 2016, 02:44:32 AM
My son asked me this morning: why do we make a Siyum for the fast today, but not for any of the other minor fast days? We both rationalize that it probably has something to do with the need to be "on your game" today, and preparation of Pesach, but wondering if there might be some other explanation? Or, maybe people actually do make a Siyum so that they need not fast for that minor fast days.
the fast on erev pesach has the status of a minhag not a Halacha as opposed to the other fast days
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zow on April 25, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
the fast on erev pesach has the status of a minhag not a Halacha as opposed to the other fast days
thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on April 25, 2016, 02:03:56 PM
Why are librarians allowed to talk so loud in the library?  >:(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on April 28, 2016, 12:01:04 AM
I've won $299. Credit by jet blue but could only use it from jfk to either lax, sfo, lgb or las which one is the cheapest route?  And which timing of the year is the cheapest time?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on April 28, 2016, 03:50:11 PM
There is a gas station in my neighborhood (Marathon?) that is significantly cheaper than the regulars (Mobile, Shell etc). Is there any reason not to buy there?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on April 30, 2016, 10:04:07 PM
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on April 30, 2016, 10:08:56 PM
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?
Too busy having fun.
HT DoC
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on May 01, 2016, 02:42:35 AM
There is a gas station in my neighborhood (Marathon?) that is significantly cheaper than the regulars (Mobile, Shell etc). Is there any reason not to buy there?
Bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: koplonko on May 01, 2016, 03:04:08 AM
Bump
There is a suspicion that water etc. Is added to the gas. Practical implication would be that we would run out of gas quicker
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 01, 2016, 01:49:49 PM
Practical implication would be that we would run out of gas quicker
I thought I heard once that it's bad for the car.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on May 01, 2016, 02:12:57 PM
How come DoC hasn't had a post in a week?
Vacation and he says hi.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on May 01, 2016, 10:25:02 PM
I thought I heard once that it's bad for the car.
Is that relevant for a lease?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on May 01, 2016, 11:24:23 PM
Is that relevant for a lease?
No clue. Wasn't there a story about a car that broke down because there was water in the gas tank, and they had to use their receipt to prove that the gas station had ripped them off? I don't remember when or where I read that story.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 03, 2016, 02:22:06 AM
I've won $299. Credit by jet blue but could only use it from jfk to either lax, sfo, lgb or las which one is the cheapest route?  And which timing of the year is the cheapest time?
bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 08, 2016, 10:28:27 AM
Does the ddf RTM function work?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on May 08, 2016, 10:29:10 AM
Does the ddf RTM function work?
Yes
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 08, 2016, 10:30:54 AM
Yes
Hmm, doesn't seem to be working for me.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 08, 2016, 10:31:16 AM
Hmm, doesn't seem to be working for me.
The feature, or the moderators?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 08, 2016, 10:31:40 AM
The feature, or the moderators?
Not sure
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on May 08, 2016, 12:09:00 PM
Is there a shortcut to search my Amex offers for a specific offer?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 08, 2016, 01:56:07 PM
Hmm, doesn't seem to be working for me.
Its not automatic you know
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on May 08, 2016, 01:59:50 PM
How do people find these quotes that they use over and over again to answer a totally diffrent question? See the post above.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 08, 2016, 02:16:05 PM
That one I knew what thread it was in. I thought it was Dan who said that, which would have been better. No offence.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Square on May 08, 2016, 02:59:23 PM
Is there a shortcut to search my Amex offers for a specific offer?
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=11567.msg1353883#msg1353883
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on May 08, 2016, 03:38:12 PM
I'm on Chrome. And that seems complicated
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 08, 2016, 03:42:14 PM
I have an old metal (steel?) swing set I need to take down. Can I use a circular saw to chop it up?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 08, 2016, 04:17:32 PM
Use a sawzall with a metal cutting blade.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on May 08, 2016, 07:17:56 PM
Why are people always writing "loose" on DDF? As in "If I downgrade will I loose the points"? Drives me nuts!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Centro on May 08, 2016, 07:30:30 PM
Why are people always writing "loose" on DDF? As in "If I downgrade will I loose the points"? Drives me nuts!
If something is free you take 2...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on May 08, 2016, 07:34:36 PM
If something is free you take 2...
Oh! That explains it!  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on May 08, 2016, 07:53:38 PM
Oh! That explains it!  :)
They have someting lose in there hedz. 
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 08, 2016, 08:09:44 PM
They have someting lose in there hedz. 
;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Super Speed on May 08, 2016, 08:13:37 PM
I have an old metal (steel?) swing set I need to take down. Can I use a circular saw to chop it up?
Can you take mine down as well while you're at it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 08, 2016, 08:24:51 PM


Can you take mine down as well while you're at it?

For the right price anything can happen!


Btw, I spoke to someone, he mentioned a pipe cutter. What do the experts think?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 08, 2016, 08:52:57 PM

For the right price anything can happen!


Btw, I spoke to someone, he mentioned a pipe cutter. What do the experts think?

Nope, and a good one will cost more than a cheap sawzall anyway. Or you can use an angle grinder but it will take a little longer.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on May 08, 2016, 09:41:42 PM
How do people find these quotes that they use over and over again to answer a totally diffrent question? See the post above.
I use this :P
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 09, 2016, 08:10:48 PM
I use this :P
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.0
You are employed in that thread...  ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on May 09, 2016, 08:38:19 PM
I use this :P
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=12138.0
That's a infinite loop
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 10, 2016, 11:10:43 AM
I'm taking my workers for lag bo'oimar (Hopefully) and since we're only going for a short time all of us are only taking along carry-ons, so my question is, does anybody know reliable people who want to ship boxs/suitcases?
P.s. we're allowed to take 2 luggages each so that's a total of 14
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 10, 2016, 11:35:23 AM
I'm taking my workers for lag bo'oimar (Hopefully) and since we're only going for a short time all of us are only taking along carry-ons, so my question is, does anybody know reliable people who want to ship boxs/suitcases?
P.s. we're allowed to take 2 luggages each so that's a total of 14
Are you still hiring?  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on May 10, 2016, 11:36:36 AM
Are you still hiring?  :)

did he say where he's going? meron?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 10, 2016, 01:40:46 PM
did he say where he's going? meron?
obviously!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 11, 2016, 02:02:47 PM
how can i go about buying a used cargo van? Ebay doesn't have anything and i've never used Craigslist. any other options? how does a police auction work? how do i make sure i don't get stuck with a lemon?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on May 11, 2016, 02:19:32 PM
how can i go about buying a used cargo van? Ebay doesn't have anything and i've never used Craigslist. any other options? how does a police auction work? how do i make sure i don't get stuck with a lemon?
Do you specifically not want Windows?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 11, 2016, 02:20:32 PM
Do you specifically not want Windows?

no. i could cover them up if i want to
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 11, 2016, 02:36:06 PM
how can i go about buying a used cargo van? Ebay doesn't have anything and i've never used Craigslist. any other options? how does a police auction work? how do i make sure i don't get stuck with a lemon?
Try Cargurus.com
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 11, 2016, 09:18:11 PM
What's a good free app to record phone calls?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on May 11, 2016, 09:26:42 PM
What's a good free app to record phone calls?
I use the Automatic Call Recorder app and I think that you might like it. Try it on your Android phone:
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.appstar.callrecorder
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 04:13:12 PM
What's a good free app to record phone calls?
I once heard someone calling up a big bank (maybe it was chase) and he started his conversation with the csr "this call may be recorded for quality and claims purposes"...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on May 12, 2016, 04:33:21 PM
I once heard someone calling up a big bank (maybe it was chase) and he started his conversation with the csr "this call may be recorded for quality and claims purposes"...
Similarly
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=37878.msg716929#msg716929
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lubaby on May 12, 2016, 04:45:44 PM
I once heard someone calling up a big bank (maybe it was chase) and he started his conversation with the csr "this call may be recorded for quality and claims purposes"...
If their phone system has an auto-recording saying that they "may" be recording you, do you need to notify them that you "may" be recording it as well?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 04:52:21 PM
If their phone system has an auto-recording saying that they "may" be recording you, do you need to notify them that you "may" be recording it as well?
Laws depend on where you live. Some places require both parties to know, others say that only one is enough. See downthread of the link in TimT's previous post.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lubaby on May 12, 2016, 04:54:58 PM
Laws depend on where you live. Some places require both parties to know, others say that only one is enough. See downthread of the link in TimT's previous post.
Both parties would know it's being recorded, just 1 party might not know that it's being recorded by both parties.

I guess I'll have to read up some more on the topic.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 12, 2016, 05:01:04 PM
Who is Oren Wachstock?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 05:04:08 PM
Who is Oren Wachstock?
This (http://bfy.tw/5jdu)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 12, 2016, 05:05:18 PM
Is he on DDF? I came across this (http://www.racked.com/2015/4/1/8320731/credit-card-points-miles) article.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 05:07:10 PM
Is he on DDF? I came across this (http://www.racked.com/2015/4/1/8320731/credit-card-points-miles) article.
Link updated. Meant it in jest...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 12, 2016, 05:09:58 PM
Who is Oren Wachstock?
http://www.orensmoneysaver.com/
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on May 12, 2016, 05:12:04 PM
http://www.orensmoneysaver.com/ (http://www.orensmoneysaver.com/)
"Like Eleff, other credit card bloggers use their sites to talk about general money saving. Longtime Dan's Deals reader Oren Wachstock, a 29-year-old dentist living in Teaneck, New Jersey, spends his days filling cavities and busies his nights writing about credit cards with the most cash back and researching where to buy discounted gift cards for his own blog. Take his recent recent purchase (http://www.orensmoneysaver.com/2014/11/my-childrens-place-purchase.html) at the Children’s Place: one item originally cost him $47, but between a coupon code, a discounted gift card, and an affiliate rewards site (http://www.racked.com/2015/1/28/7997705/cash-back-rewards-sites-ebates), he bought it for $20.88, as well as earned some cash back and credit towards his next purchase. His wife thinks he’s crazy, he admits, and has threatened to start a support group called "Dan’s Deals Wives," but Wachstock maintains it's worth it."
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 12, 2016, 05:39:47 PM
Laws depend on where you live. Some places require both parties to know, others say that only one is enough. See downthread of the link in TimT's previous post.
Problem with that app linked above is that I have to put them on hold for a second to merge the calls and I don't want to do that. Don't want them to have any clue that I'm recording the call.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 06:16:23 PM
Problem with that app linked above is that I have to put them on hold for a second to merge the calls and I don't want to do that. Don't want them to have any clue that I'm recording the call.
Then there should be better apps than that to do the job. I have the [good old] centro, and even that has an app that does it seamlessly, with many convenient features and options.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on May 12, 2016, 07:15:44 PM
Problem with that app linked above is that I have to put them on hold for a second to merge the calls and I don't want to do that. Don't want them to have any clue that I'm recording the call.
Just do it while it is at the recording
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 12, 2016, 07:18:08 PM
Just do it while it is at the recording
Huh?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on May 12, 2016, 07:23:23 PM
Huh?
While the Chase recording is playing i.e.on hold
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 12, 2016, 07:26:51 PM
While the Chase recording is playing i.e.on hold
Not calling a bank. And I'm not making the call, I'm expecting a call so no hold time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 07:30:33 PM
Not calling a bank. And I'm not making the call, I'm expecting a call so no hold time.
Wanna borrow my phone?  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 12, 2016, 07:42:34 PM
Wanna borrow my phone?  ;)
Lol. Or you can tell me what app you use.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on May 12, 2016, 07:45:55 PM
Lol. Or you can tell me what app you use.
CallRec
I have the [good old] centro,
Not considered (any longer) a smartphone.  :-[
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 12, 2016, 07:48:12 PM
CallRecNot considered (any longer) a smartphone.  :-[
Ah.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Zevi16 on May 12, 2016, 07:52:15 PM
Is there a way to upload a video on to a thread without just the link or an embedded video so that you have to go on the Internet when you click it ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sholom123 on May 12, 2016, 09:07:25 PM
Anyone have a good idea what to get with my 5$ credit from amazon for downloading the app?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on May 12, 2016, 09:19:29 PM
Anyone have a good idea what to get with my 5$ credit from amazon for downloading the app?

It's the last week to buy these for $6.99 on Amazon Prime clearance sale before the summer melting months: http://bit.ly/PRIMEBLOWOUTsale3pk
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on May 12, 2016, 09:23:04 PM
It's the last week to buy these for $6.99 on Amazon Prime clearance sale before the summer melting months: http://bit.ly/PRIMEBLOWOUTsale3pk
:)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on May 12, 2016, 09:37:14 PM
Not calling a bank. And I'm not making the call, I'm expecting a call so no hold time.
well you did write that there is some recording of theirs saying that the call is being recorded. Do it then.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 12, 2016, 10:19:27 PM
Not calling a bank. And I'm not making the call, I'm expecting a call so no hold time.
How about:  'Hello" "Oh, hi Sam.  Let me switch phones to a better handset'.  click.recording on click.  "hello. Now to business"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lubaby on May 12, 2016, 10:43:38 PM
Not calling a bank. And I'm not making the call, I'm expecting a call so no hold time.
If you A) happen to have an iPhone, and B) are able to Jailbreak (or already Jail-broken).. Then there's a great app on Cydia available called AudioRecorder 2.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 13, 2016, 01:27:10 AM
well you did write that there is some recording of theirs saying that the call is being recorded. Do it then.
Huh? No I didn't. It's a person calling me.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on May 13, 2016, 01:41:46 PM





Problem with that app linked above is that I have to put them on hold for a second to merge the calls and I don't want to do that. Don't want them to have any clue that I'm recording the call.
This one?
I use the Automatic Call Recorder app and I think that you might like it. Try it on your Android phone:
http://market.android.com/details?id=com.appstar.callrecorder
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 13, 2016, 03:40:26 PM



This one?
I looked that app up. It says I have to dial a number and then merge the calls. Either way, phone call was this morning. Answered it sans recording and the person didn't say anything that he could later regret / I could hold against him. So turns out there was no need for a recording.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on May 13, 2016, 04:10:43 PM
I looked that app up. It says I have to dial a number and then merge the calls. Either way, phone call was this morning. Answered it sans recording and the person didn't say anything that he could later regret / I could hold against him. So turns out there was no need for a recording.
Dunno. For me it runs automatically. Never pressed anything once I downloaded it and I have all my calls recorded.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 13, 2016, 04:12:02 PM
Dunno. For me it runs automatically. Never pressed anything once I downloaded it and I have all my calls recorded.
Maybe there's a difference between the Android and iOS versions.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 14, 2016, 10:30:47 PM
Flying EWR>CDG>DUB
Looking to connect to LON on a separate reservation.
How much time should I leave for baggage collection, bag re-check?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 16, 2016, 05:54:50 PM
T-Mobile Simple Choice tablet plan ($20/month for 2GB data) comes with the standard Simple Choice international roaming?
Are there better options than T-Mobile for international roaming (assuming I already have a USA phone plan I'm keeping)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 17, 2016, 11:02:43 PM
Which CC gives me access to a lounge in JFK?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 17, 2016, 11:41:04 PM
Which CC gives me access to a lounge in JFK?
Citi prestige, amex plat, chase ritz
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on May 18, 2016, 12:15:28 AM
Which CC gives me access to a lounge in JFK?
You'll probably want to be more specific. As in which terminal etc.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Iz on May 18, 2016, 10:10:48 PM
What's the maximum amount that Lowe's would give a refund in cash, if you don't have a receipt? Thanks. (Sorry for the mangled sentence.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: snapit on May 18, 2016, 10:17:38 PM
What's the maximum amount that Lowe's would give a refund in cash, if you don't have a receipt? Thanks. (Sorry for the mangled sentence.)
Ime none, no receipt=store credit
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Iz on May 18, 2016, 10:24:10 PM
Ime none, no receipt=store credit
They definitely give cash up to $5; I'm not sure if the limit is $5 or $10.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 19, 2016, 12:28:19 AM
They definitely give cash up to $5; I'm not sure if the limit is $5 or $10.
Iinm that depends on the state rules
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Iz on May 19, 2016, 12:30:51 AM
Iinm that depends on the state rules
:)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shmoe joe on May 24, 2016, 09:39:57 AM
Which CC gives me access to a lounge in JFK terminal 1?
bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 24, 2016, 09:48:22 AM
Which CC gives me access to a lounge in JFK terminal 1?
Amex plat with Priority pass: Air France and KAL (check their hours, though.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 27, 2016, 01:30:55 AM
I will be in Ukraine, Prague, Scotland, and Ireland for 2 weeks. What is my best option for sim card?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mr. perfect on May 27, 2016, 01:47:42 AM
Will i get tsa precheck flying aircanada business class ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 27, 2016, 11:53:38 AM
Will i get tsa precheck flying aircanada business class ?
tsa precheck has nothing to do with the class you are flying. And I think its only at (some/many) US airports.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 27, 2016, 12:25:22 PM
Anyone here follow TPG on Snapchat? His house in the Hamptons is ridiculous. No way that's all from his TPG business, right?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: bermo on May 27, 2016, 12:44:11 PM
Anyone here follow TPG on Snapchat? His house in the Hamptons is ridiculous. No way that's all from his TPG business, right?
If he has over 10 employees he got to be making a few $$$
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lubaby on May 27, 2016, 01:19:14 PM
Will i get tsa precheck flying aircanada business class ?
Lots of airports have dedicated security lines for Business and First Class passengers with shorter lines.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 27, 2016, 01:28:00 PM
If he has over 10 employees he got to be making a few $$$
There's a lot of in between ground between making solid $ and having a house in the Hamptons with a chef lol.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Newcc on May 27, 2016, 01:52:47 PM
Anyone here follow TPG on Snapchat? His house in the Hamptons is ridiculous. No way that's all from his TPG business, right?
Who's TPG?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on May 27, 2016, 01:59:28 PM
Who's TPG?
The Points Guy
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Newcc on May 27, 2016, 02:03:04 PM
The Points Guy
Aha... i have him on fb.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: enwhycee on May 27, 2016, 02:06:27 PM
There's a lot of in between ground between making solid $ and having a house in the Hamptons with a chef lol.

He comes from a wealthy family. My friend used to work for him.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dan on May 27, 2016, 02:07:27 PM
Anyone here follow TPG on Snapchat? His house in the Hamptons is ridiculous. No way that's all from his TPG business, right?
Can rent it for $40K/month:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Kettle-Ct-East-Hampton-NY-11937/32660963_zpid/
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: bermo on May 27, 2016, 02:10:49 PM
There's a lot of in between ground between making solid $ and having a house in the Hamptons with a chef lol.
Good point
But A. how much did he sell for in 2012..
B. he most likely invested his money..
C. I wonder how much he gets paid.
He comes from a wealthy family. My friend used to work for him.
Make sense iirc he started off by selling tickets to his father
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 27, 2016, 02:45:25 PM
When changing cell phone carriers do I need to get some code from my current carrier to port the number to the new one ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on May 27, 2016, 02:46:02 PM
When changing cell phone carriers do I need to get some code from my current carrier to port the number to the new one ?
They might want the password to your current account.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 27, 2016, 02:48:48 PM
They might want the password to your current account.
But no codes needed, customer service on current carrier is terrible don't have patience talking to them
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 27, 2016, 03:01:49 PM
Can rent it for $40K/month:
http://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4-Kettle-Ct-East-Hampton-NY-11937/32660963_zpid/
Lol how did you find it?

Good point
But A. how much did he sell for in 2012..
B. he most likely invested his money..
C. I wonder how much he gets paid. Make sense iirc he started off by selling tickets to his father
Didn't know that he sold it. Wasn't in the game back then.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 27, 2016, 03:51:22 PM
Can someone recommend any good, frum quality children's videos?
Also, where's cheapest to buy/download them?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on May 27, 2016, 05:20:49 PM
But no codes needed, customer service on current carrier is terrible don't have patience talking to them
All depends on what carrier you are coming from. Which is?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 28, 2016, 07:39:31 PM
Net 10
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on May 28, 2016, 09:51:33 PM
Net 10
Account number is your imei number there is no password on the account (use 0000)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on May 29, 2016, 03:28:26 AM
I will be in Ukraine, Prague, Scotland, and Ireland for 2 weeks. What is my best option for sim card?
bump
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 29, 2016, 09:06:46 AM
There's a Hilton across from my office.
Is there any membership level that would grant me access to the gym?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 29, 2016, 09:28:57 AM
Account number is your imei number there is no password on the account (use 0000)
How can that be ? It works with a sim card which can be used with any gsm phone, which means I can keep switching my imei without letting them know.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on May 29, 2016, 09:31:59 AM
bump
Ukraine is not part of any packages your gonna get, but for the other countries check out a UK or eu carrier.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on May 29, 2016, 10:19:26 AM
How can that be ? It works with a sim card which can be used with any gsm phone, which means I can keep switching my imei without letting them know.

Net10 Wireless   
Account number is the IMEI number of your Net10 phone.. You can find this number in the "Prepaid Menu" on your phone or remove the battery and look for it on the back of the phone.   
For the passcode, just put "0000" as Net10 does not require a passcode.
https://www.pageplusdirect.com/more-info.html

Just for you info they do have your imei, but just to be safe leave the sim in one phone for 24hrs
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: A3 on May 29, 2016, 01:06:11 PM
There's a Hilton across from my office.
Is there any membership level that would grant me access to the gym?
I have the same question with Hyatt and SPG... I would love a place to shower before work, as I plan to start biking there a bit.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on May 29, 2016, 01:20:39 PM
I have the same question with Hyatt and SPG... I would love a place to shower before work, as I plan to start biking there a bit.

there are Westin workout locations that have weight room, spin classes and a locker room/showers that allow monthly access or a 20 visit pre-pay. I did it with the SPG card, so it earned points, too. They have workout clothes and lockers on site, so no need to carry much in. Call your location and find out.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on May 29, 2016, 08:54:00 PM
I got a check from a company and I'm nervous it may bounce. Any way for me to verify before cashing so I don't get hit with a fee from my bank?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on May 29, 2016, 09:18:19 PM
I got a check from a company and I'm nervous it may bounce. Any way for me to verify before cashing so I don't get hit with a fee from my bank?
Does the bank it's drawn on have a branch near you?  You can go in and ask them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 29, 2016, 10:41:03 PM
Does the bank it's drawn on have a branch near you?  You can go in and ask them.

They're not allowed to tell you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on May 29, 2016, 10:46:36 PM
They're not allowed to tell you.
However if the account it's being drawn on has NSF they will not cash it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on May 29, 2016, 11:32:31 PM
Does the bank it's drawn on have a branch near you?
Nope
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 29, 2016, 11:56:28 PM
Can someone recommend any good, frum quality children's videos?
Also, where's cheapest to buy/download them?
Please define good...frum...and quality.
Or post a video that you thought met these criteria, and maybe someone know something similar.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on May 30, 2016, 12:24:55 AM
They're not allowed to tell you.
Chase once told me that the check won't clear immediately because there was not enough money in that account, and asked if i wanted to cancel the deposit so i can verify that the money will come in later.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on May 30, 2016, 01:45:06 AM
I have the same question with Hyatt and SPG... I would love a place to shower before work, as I plan to start biking there a bit.
I guess u need to replace your daily walk by lunch
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on May 30, 2016, 01:59:52 AM
Chase once told me that the check won't clear immediately because there was not enough money in that account, and asked if i wanted to cancel the deposit so i can verify that the money will come in later.
You had a good Rep
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: maxie m on May 30, 2016, 03:05:56 AM
They're not allowed to tell you.
I've verified funds on a check plenty of times with both chase and cap1 with a phone call,never had an issue
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakov116 on May 30, 2016, 08:51:05 AM
I've verified funds on a check plenty of times with both chase and cap1 with a phone call,never had an issue
+1 santander too
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 10:34:23 AM
Anyone here follow TPG on Snapchat? His house in the Hamptons is ridiculous. No way that's all from his TPG business, right?

sorry i'm late but yes, i actually only follow him on snapchat.

a- i'm pretty sure the house is his because on one of the snaps he said how much he loves the way he's decorated each room with a different theme.
b- every snap that involves that ugly dog is incredibly annoying
c- i didn't understand anything involving Guatemala
d- pm me if you don't mind giving me your snapcode ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 31, 2016, 01:48:35 PM
Can someone give me the dummy's version/rundown on what Snapchat is?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 31, 2016, 01:56:35 PM


Can someone give me the dummy's version/rundown on what Snapchat is?

Not clue, but fwiu it has something to do with avatars replacing names. - the rest is the same as Instagram.

I could be totally off.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 02:21:58 PM
Can someone give me the dummy's version/rundown on what Snapchat is?

basics:
it's a social media app. you can post a picture or a short video of 10 seconds or less. this is your 'story'
people that have 'added' you can see them. they can go back and look at them repeatedly for 24 hours from when you post.
the app can also be used as a secure message center. you can message, chat, call, video call, or sends 'snaps' (pics/videos) back and forth and as soon as you exit the chat, you can't see the conversation.
if any screenshots are taken from the 'story' or private messages, the op gets a notification.
you can choose to save a message and that will be there any time you go back. both parties can see those messages and the other person gets a notification that you saved one of their messages.

privacy:
you can choose who sees your story. it can either be anyone or only people whom you 'follow' as well.
if someone has added you, you can see how they found you. either by your number, by your yellow qr code, or by your username.
you can block people and they won't know it unless they go looking for you
you can unfollow someone and they won't know either
you can delete anything from your story within 24 hours
you can save any of your content to your photo gallery within 24 hours

fun stuff:
the fun thing about snapchat is the weird/cool filters you can have before or after you take a picture. for example when the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was coming out, they were advertising on snapchat. you were able to put your face on one of the ninja turtles.
they sometimes have flower crowns you can add, different animals, face swapping, etc.
you can also include the time you took the pic, the weather, the speed that you're currently going, geo tags, dates, etc
when taking a video you can choose for it to be in 3 speeds. slo mo, fast, super fast. you can also have it go backwards.

you can only post pics taken through the app, not from your own photo gallery, except you can replace your face with any pic in your gallery that has a face.

it's not that complicated once you're on it for a bit. you figure most things out by watching other snappers and testing it out on your own.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 31, 2016, 02:29:57 PM
basics:
it's a social media app. you can post a picture or a short video of 10 seconds or less. this is your 'story'
people that have 'added' you can see them. they can go back and look at them repeatedly for 24 hours from when you post.
the app can also be used as a secure message center. you can message, chat, call, video call, or sends 'snaps' (pics/videos) back and forth and as soon as you exit the chat, you can't see the conversation.
if any screenshots are taken from the 'story' or private messages, the op gets a notification.
you can choose to save a message and that will be there any time you go back. both parties can see those messages and the other person gets a notification that you saved one of their messages.

privacy:
you can choose who sees your story. it can either be anyone or only people whom you 'follow' as well.
if someone has added you, you can see how they found you. either by your number, by your yellow qr code, or by your username.
you can block people and they won't know it unless they go looking for you
you can unfollow someone and they won't know either
you can delete anything from your story within 24 hours
you can save any of your content to your photo gallery within 24 hours

fun stuff:
the fun thing about snapchat is the weird/cool filters you can have before or after you take a picture. for example when the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was coming out, they were advertising on snapchat. you were able to put your face on one of the ninja turtles.
they sometimes have flower crowns you can add, different animals, face swapping, etc.
you can also include the time you took the pic, the weather, the speed that you're currently going, geo tags, dates, etc
when taking a video you can choose for it to be in 3 speeds. slo mo, fast, super fast. you can also have it go backwards.

you can only post pics taken through the app, not from your own photo gallery, except you can replace your face with any pic in your gallery that has a face.

it's not that complicated once you're on it for a bit. you figure most things out by watching other snappers and testing it out on your own.
All right, but in short, a quicker way of sending a person (or people) pictures/videos.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 02:35:31 PM
All right, but in short, a quicker more secure way of sending a person (or people) pictures/videos.

nobody wants to make a screenshot if the other person will know. that, however doesn't stop anyone from taking a picture of the phone :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS91 on May 31, 2016, 02:38:41 PM
nobody wants to make a screenshot if the other person will know.
Haha, I was gonna say that it was created with the intention of being a safer way for people to sext but thought that I'd get some backlash for saying that lol.
that, however doesn't stop anyone from taking a picture of the phone :)
Do you really take out another phone every time someone sends you a snap? :o
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 02:42:02 PM
Haha, I was gonna say that it was created with the intention of being a safer way for people to sext but thought that I'd get some backlash for saying that lol.
for people that wanted to take that further there actually used to be a way to send/receive money as well but they've stopped that.

do you really take out another phone every time someone sends you a snap? :o
no. i've only ever done that once. i'm just saying that it could be done and then all security is lost
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:00:48 PM
Since we're on topic
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160531/daf2937f0895306d1a353254439f6366.jpg)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 31, 2016, 03:04:41 PM
I think I got it.  I can request to follow anyone, but they can choose to deny it, right?  And anyone can request to follow me, and I can allow, deny, or choose what content they see?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:08:19 PM
I think I got it.  I can request to follow anyone, but they can choose to deny it, right?  And anyone can request to follow me, and I can allow, deny, or choose what content they see?

there is no denying. they choose to add you. if you've set it up that you allow anyone to follow you they they can see everything in your story. if you have it in your settings that they can only see your story if you've added them too then it will look to them as if you haven't posted anything in the last 24 hours... they won't be able to see anything until you follow back or change your privacy settings.

same with the reverse
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 31, 2016, 03:09:09 PM
I think I got it.  I can request to follow anyone, but they can choose to deny it, right?  And anyone can request to follow me, and I can allow, deny, or choose what content they see?
But the only content that you can post is either pictures or 10 sec videos?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:13:34 PM
But the only content that you can post is either pictures or 10 sec videos?

affirmative. unless you take a pic with your finger covering the lens and just write a message. one person i follow does this daily to post the Sefirah count
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 31, 2016, 03:14:09 PM
Interesting.  My young employees just told me to stay away from it lol.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:15:53 PM
Interesting.  My young employees just told me to stay away from it lol.

you can try and keep up but if it doesn't interest you then it will just be another app that's just taking up space. it's only interesting if you're constantly on it since everything disappears after 24 hours. it's not like Facebook where you can just see everything you've missed over the long weekend.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 31, 2016, 03:17:14 PM
Interesting.  My young employees just told me to stay away from it lol.
I hear that it is being used as a social media tool successfully by many businesses.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:19:55 PM
I hear that it is being used as a social media tool successfully by many businesses.

only if it's geared towards 20 somethings (and teenagers, but they don't usually have the means to purchase anything).

also, another point i forgot to mention is that it's really great for anyone that wants to make a free video call where one or both don't have Facetime. i use it all the time
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 31, 2016, 03:36:23 PM
no. i've only ever done that once. i'm just saying that it could be done and then all security is lost

I don't snapchat, but I think you can turn on airplane mode, take a screen shot, and then the sender won't know.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:36:55 PM
I don't snapchat, but I think you can turn on airplane mode, take a screen shot, and then the sender won't know.

nope. that was old. they fixed that a long time ago
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Yehuda57 on May 31, 2016, 03:37:53 PM
nope. that was old. they fixed that a long time ago

I feel like a grumpy old man anytime someone brings up snapchat.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on May 31, 2016, 03:42:08 PM
nope. that was old. they fixed that a long time ago
There are other ways, like by miroring your phone on a PC, and taking a screenshot on the PC. And when they figure out how to block that, another option will be available. GIYF
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 03:43:10 PM
I feel like a grumpy old man anytime someone brings up snapchat.

that's how you know it's not for you :)
i do feel that parents at least should keep up with all the latest things so they know what to keep away from they're kids or what to look for. for example i follow a man named Dr. Miami. (FTR he's an orthodox guy. wears a yarmulke and everything  ;) ) he's a plastic surgeon and 99% of his 'snaps' are procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and something called a BBL (GIYF). i enjoy the medical part of it (i love Dr. Pimple Popper) but it would be wildly inappropriate and even scary for an average 16 year old to watch.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 31, 2016, 04:06:48 PM
Can someone give me the dummy's version/rundown on what Snapchat is?
The wonder of modern technology. You can feel like an old man before the age of 30.

I don't know anything about SnapChat, besides for the fact that I saw screenshots of a selfie someone took with the body of someone he had just murdered and sent out. I see people saying that you can't screenshot, so apparently there are workarounds, as people are mentioning above.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 04:08:12 PM
The wonder of modern technology. You can feel like an old man before the age of 30.

I don't know anything about SnapChat, snapchat besides for the fact that I saw screenshots of a selfie someone took with the body of someone he had just murdered and sent out. I see people saying that you can't screenshot, so apparently there are workarounds, as people are mentioning above.

you can screenshot, just the op will be notified
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on May 31, 2016, 04:11:22 PM
you can screenshot, just the op will be notified
I hear. Apparently this OP I mentioned wasn't intelligent enough to run when he got this notification. This isn't surprising, being as he was stupid enough to text out a picture of himself with a murder victim in the first place.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on May 31, 2016, 04:44:37 PM
The wonder of modern technology. You can feel like an old man before the age of 30.

Ain't that the truth.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on May 31, 2016, 05:08:20 PM
that's how you know it's not for you :)
i do feel that parents at least should keep up with all the latest things so they know what to keep away from they're kids or what to look for. for example i follow a man named Dr. Miami. (FTR he's an orthodox guy. wears a yarmulke and everything  ;) ) he's a plastic surgeon and 99% of his 'snaps' are procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and something called a BBL (GIYF). i enjoy the medical part of it (i love Dr. Pimple Popper) but it would be wildly inappropriate and even scary for an average 16 year old to watch.
If it's inappropriate for a 16 yo it's inappropriate for me too
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Pinreb on May 31, 2016, 09:03:18 PM
that's how you know it's not for you :)
i do feel that parents at least should keep up with all the latest things so they know what to keep away from they're kids or what to look for. for example i follow a man named Dr. Miami. (FTR he's an orthodox guy. wears a yarmulke and everything  ;) ) he's a plastic surgeon and 99% of his 'snaps' are procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and something called a BBL (GIYF). i enjoy the medical part of it (i love Dr. Pimple Popper) but it would be wildly inappropriate and even scary for an average 16 year old to watch.
Ouch... checked him out now. Im not sure i can sleep tonight...
Don't tell me your watching him every day..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on May 31, 2016, 09:04:02 PM
Ouch... checked him out now. Im not sure i can sleep tonight...
Don't tell me your watching him every day..

I do! :)
Did you know he has a 2 year waiting list??
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Pinreb on May 31, 2016, 09:08:34 PM
I do! :)
Did you know he has a 2 year waiting list??
No matter how big of a waiting list. I still can't watch this. 
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 02, 2016, 01:10:54 AM
Did the thread for buying/selling Amex RSVP codes get deleted?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sag95 on June 02, 2016, 01:14:33 AM
Did the thread for buying/selling Amex RSVP codes get deleted?
Yup. Quite a while ago!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 02, 2016, 01:16:18 AM
Yup. Quite a while ago!
What happened? Is DDF in panic mode trying to keep everything hush hush?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sag95 on June 02, 2016, 01:39:19 AM
What happened? Is DDF in panic mode trying to keep everything hush hush?
It's really against the rules here. I'm not sure what happened until now, and what happened now.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 02, 2016, 01:44:20 AM
It's really against the rules here. I'm not sure what happened until now, and what happened now.
PGGM now this. Smart money says it is more than a rules thing but whatever. If anyone has the scoop my PM works now.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: A3 on June 02, 2016, 07:28:17 PM
I guess u need to replace your daily walk by lunch
True :(. Still get it in though.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on June 03, 2016, 05:49:37 PM
So... last week, I booked a RT itinerary on AA for me and my son. An hour later, I called in and canceled HIS ticket but kept mine. They split the two tickets from each other and then made a new reservation code. His ticket showed as canceled, mine was still good.

Annoying part is that they told me that in order to get a refund I had to apply for it online. (I didn't know that they had changed their rule about canceling within 24 hours.)

Anyway, I go to their refund site and I accidentally entered MY ticket # first and apply for a refund (which I am clearly not eligible for) but then realized it was the wrong one. I just figured they would not give it to me. So I reapplied for a refund using my son's (canceled) ticket #. I even wrote a note that "this is the right ticket#, please ignore previous application.)

Today I look and see BOTH tickets are refunded back to my card. I look on AA and my ticket is still showing as an existing reservation. So, did I just get a free ticket? (Flight is next week.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 03, 2016, 06:23:30 PM
Today I look and see BOTH tickets are refunded back to my card. I look on AA and my ticket is still showing as an existing reservation. So, did I just get a free ticket? (Flight is next week.)
If you did I expect your next post to be in the ethical thread.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 04, 2016, 10:48:12 PM
So... last week, I booked a RT itinerary on AA for me and my son. An hour later, I called in and canceled HIS ticket but kept mine. They split the two tickets from each other and then made a new reservation code. His ticket showed as canceled, mine was still good.

Annoying part is that they told me that in order to get a refund I had to apply for it online. (I didn't know that they had changed their rule about canceling within 24 hours.)

Anyway, I go to their refund site and I accidentally entered MY ticket # first and apply for a refund (which I am clearly not eligible for) but then realized it was the wrong one. I just figured they would not give it to me. So I reapplied for a refund using my son's (canceled) ticket #. I even wrote a note that "this is the right ticket#, please ignore previous application.)

Today I look and see BOTH tickets are refunded back to my card. I look on AA and my ticket is still showing as an existing reservation. So, did I just get a free ticket? (Flight is next week.)
Churnable?  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Agoldsc1 on June 05, 2016, 04:31:29 PM
How do I contact the Mods to delete a thread I started to sell something?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on June 05, 2016, 04:49:28 PM
How do I contact the Mods to delete a thread I started to sell something?

Why delete it?  Leave it so other people can see historical pricing.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 05, 2016, 04:51:01 PM
How do I contact the Mods to delete a thread I started to sell something?
Use "report to moderator"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Agoldsc1 on June 05, 2016, 05:46:29 PM
Use "report to moderator"

Thank you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Square on June 07, 2016, 10:38:54 PM
Anybody know of a female personal trainer in Monsey area?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2016, 10:48:58 PM
Can mods read PMs (on this or any forum)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 10:56:23 PM
Can mods read PMs (on this or any forum)?
With the right technical knowledge the answer would be yes.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 07, 2016, 11:00:14 PM
With the right technical knowledge the answer would be yes.
Does technical knowledge mean against the way the forum was created (aka hacking of some sort)? Or is it built into the forum and the mod just needs to know how to access it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 07, 2016, 11:22:22 PM
AFAIK it is not built into most forum software but the mods can answer that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 07, 2016, 11:29:05 PM
AFAIK, at least on other forums, they can only see it if it's reported.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 08, 2016, 12:03:36 AM
AFAIK it is not built into most forum software but the mods can answer that.
I was hoping they would.  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mendygold92 on June 08, 2016, 12:04:04 AM
Would anyone have a clue if coming from Brussels to Newark (on Brussels airlines) with a stop in montreal, if they check your luggage to the final destination, or I have to pick it up in montreal and then put it myself on to the next flight?!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: sillypainter on June 08, 2016, 12:27:04 AM
Would anyone have a clue if coming from Brussels to Newark (on Brussels airlines) with a stop in montreal, if they check your luggage to the final destination, or I have to pick it up in montreal and then put it myself on to the next flight?!

Since when does Brussels fly to YUL? Your luggage should be checked through EWR. Youllbhave to pick it up, clear Canada customs and then drop it off again. All done as a transfer passenger.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 11:24:49 AM
how do i opt out of getting an email when someone quotes me?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2016, 11:34:41 AM
how do i get an email when someone quotes me?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on June 09, 2016, 11:36:35 AM


 ;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: robbie on June 09, 2016, 11:43:59 AM
are there any miles I can use to book with flights with tame airlines or latam airlines?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on June 09, 2016, 11:44:53 AM


Tapa
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Welder on June 09, 2016, 11:45:57 AM
are there any miles I can use to book with flights with tame airlines or latam airlines?
Yes, they are in the OneWorld alliance; ex. Their own currency, AA, BA etc.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 11:46:06 AM


ok i tried really hard to look for the ugh i hate you post but came up empty. just know that i hate you, k?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on June 09, 2016, 01:02:42 PM
Uch. I hate you.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 09, 2016, 02:45:38 PM
how do i opt out of getting an email when someone quotes me?
On tapa? Me/Settings/Email Notifications, tap the filled box.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 09, 2016, 02:46:51 PM
On tapa? Me/Settings/Email Notifications, tap the filled box.

thanks! i didn't even know it was a tapa thing! i thought it was a desktop thing
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 09, 2016, 08:26:05 PM
An android app to change my location to watch at bat blacked out games?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on June 09, 2016, 08:37:10 PM
thanks! i didn't even know it was a tapa thing! i thought it was a desktop thing
Of course its tapa. There's no "desktop problems" thread :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on June 09, 2016, 10:57:45 PM
Can I use Hyatt GCs when pre-paying for a Hyatt stay over the phone? Does it matter if it is a c & p booking?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 10, 2016, 12:43:13 AM
Is it right to pm someone who replied to me but then deleted his post before I could see it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2016, 07:20:22 AM
I have a standard low end oven/stovetop.
When turning in the gas the igniter sparker goes on. - is there a way to disable this so that I can turn on a new flame on yt with a candle?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 10, 2016, 07:50:12 AM
I have a standard low end oven/stovetop.
When turning in the gas the igniter sparker goes on. - is there a way to disable this so that I can turn on a new flame on yt with a candle?
Unplug it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 10, 2016, 07:54:21 AM
Unplug it?
...and make sure you tape it up.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2016, 08:02:34 AM
Unplug it?
Nope. Oven is electric and will be on.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 10, 2016, 08:16:05 AM
An android app to change my location to watch at bat blacked out games?
Fake GPS.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 10, 2016, 09:48:00 AM
Nope. Oven is electric and will be on.
Unplug the igniter wire and tape it up.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on June 10, 2016, 09:51:40 AM
I have a standard low end oven/stovetop.
When turning in the gas the igniter sparker goes on. - is there a way to disable this so that I can turn on a new flame on yt with a candle?
Test this before yomtov, but most ovens you can turn the knob fast enough you will get past "light" without turning on the igniter. I've done this successfully many a time.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2016, 10:14:20 AM
Test this before yomtov, but most ovens you can turn the knob fast enough you will get past "light" without turning on the igniter. I've done this successfully many a time.
It probably sends a current through though no?

Anyway I tried it.. very hit or miss ime.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2016, 10:15:11 AM
Unplug the igniter wire and tape it up.
Gotta find that... need to open up the top.. ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 10, 2016, 10:25:02 AM
Is this something you want permanent or temporary?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 10, 2016, 10:31:27 AM
Is this something you want permanent or temporary?
Temporary. Just for three days
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 10, 2016, 10:51:41 AM
You would have to open the top and probably not a good idea. Some have spade connectors you just pull off.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on June 13, 2016, 08:35:08 PM
Is it right to pm someone who replied to me but then deleted his post before I could see it?
Worse thing they will ignore you
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on June 13, 2016, 11:02:39 PM
What is this? Is it normal? Bought phone in eBay

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Shauly101 on June 14, 2016, 04:40:33 PM
http://matzav.com/pastor-refuses-to-mourn-orlando-victims-the-tragedy-is-that-more-of-them-didnt-die/

toughts?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on June 14, 2016, 04:42:44 PM
http://matzav.com/pastor-refuses-to-mourn-orlando-victims-the-tragedy-is-that-more-of-them-didnt-die/

toughts?

some were ladies. all were innocent, law abiding citizens. That pastor's way is not the Torah way.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 14, 2016, 06:07:34 PM
http://matzav.com/pastor-refuses-to-mourn-orlando-victims-the-tragedy-is-that-more-of-them-didnt-die/

toughts?
What the hell kind of question is that? I will put it the same way as I did in most sickening thread I ever read on DDF that was deleted. What if was Jews or Christians and the Pastor made the same remarks? Would you be asking for our thoughts?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on June 14, 2016, 06:34:10 PM
What the hell kind of question is that? I will put it the same way as I did in most sickening thread I ever read on DDF that was deleted. What if was Jews or Christians and the Pastor made the same remarks? Would you be asking for our thoughts?
I agree with this 100%. Beyond sick
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on June 14, 2016, 07:34:16 PM
http://matzav.com/pastor-refuses-to-mourn-orlando-victims-the-tragedy-is-that-more-of-them-didnt-die/

toughts?

What the hell kind of question is that? I will put it the same way as I did in most sickening thread I ever read on DDF that was deleted. What if was Jews or Christians and the Pastor made the same remarks? Would you be asking for our thoughts?

This is how we get popcorn.

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: beeweegee on June 14, 2016, 07:40:28 PM
I agree with this 100%. Beyond sick
+1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 14, 2016, 07:42:31 PM
This is how we get popcorn.
If you want PC I can find some Nazi forums and post their sickening hate here and then ask for your thoughts. Maybe we should get the admin to add a sub-forum for this.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on June 14, 2016, 07:53:18 PM
If you want PC I can find some Nazi forums and post their sickening hate here and then ask for your thoughts. Maybe we should get the admin to add a sub-forum for this.

The post above pretty much did that already.  It's no secret that some Jews will agree with that post.  Every religion has a spectrum, we just hope the extremist portion is small, even when it's often the loudest.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on June 14, 2016, 09:52:22 PM
What's the cheapest option for a tablet with a data plan
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on June 15, 2016, 02:03:25 PM
What's the cheapest option for a tablet with a data plan
Of you already have tmobile, possibly tnobile. They offer a discounted tablet line when you have a phone line too.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on June 15, 2016, 02:11:43 PM
Of you already have tmobile, possibly tnobile. They offer a discounted tablet line when you have a phone line too.
Thanks I'll check I was thinking one of these freedom pop services may have something really cheap. I don't need much data just for my wife to input some data when she's seeing a client
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on June 19, 2016, 09:15:43 AM
Looking for some cheap shoe trees. Anyone see any on sale recently?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on June 19, 2016, 07:54:38 PM
What happened to that thread with the guy trying to sell the s7? Deleted?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 19, 2016, 08:56:14 PM
What the hell kind of question is that? I will put it the same way as I did in most sickening thread I ever read on DDF that was deleted. What if was Jews or Christians and the Pastor made the same remarks? Would you be asking for our thoughts?
Which thread are you referring to?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 19, 2016, 09:42:37 PM
Which thread are you referring to?
It was deleted.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on June 21, 2016, 10:06:38 AM
Whay are the airlines more generous about making changes on award tickets than on revenue tickets?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 22, 2016, 04:55:43 PM
Who's ronaldinho240?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 22, 2016, 04:59:18 PM
Who's ronaldinho240?
From FT Trick it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 22, 2016, 05:14:45 PM
From FT Trick it?
Yep
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 22, 2016, 05:17:06 PM
Yep
You think he is a DDF member?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Chapshnell on June 22, 2016, 05:17:51 PM
Looking for some cheap shoe trees. Anyone see any on sale recently?

same here..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on June 22, 2016, 05:58:03 PM
Who's ronaldinho240?

Found him:

http://www.sugardaddyforme.com/sugar-daddies/ny/albia/ronaldinho240
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on June 22, 2016, 07:34:05 PM
Does the BF of UA ewr-tlv business class (actually P) ever go under $1,000? Does anyone know any UA business flight anywhere in which the BF is lowish?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 23, 2016, 12:33:07 PM
If I add an AU with a different address than mine, will that address be the billing address?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 24, 2016, 02:31:03 AM
If I add an AU with a different address than mine, will that address be the billing address?
Don't think it will work. PP?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 24, 2016, 02:32:38 AM
Don't think it will work. PP?
Yes, and in general.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 24, 2016, 02:35:09 AM
IIRC you might be able to add a second address on a Citi card.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 24, 2016, 02:37:14 AM
IIRC you might be able to add a second address on a Citi card.
Citi let's you put in a different address for AU. I don't know if that would work for billing address.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on June 24, 2016, 02:41:29 AM
Lets see if I can find it. I thought you could add a second billing address or change the primary.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 24, 2016, 11:51:42 AM
When I put in tracking numbers (ups, usps) in google search it used to give me a link (the first result) to the tracking info.
Why did it stop working?

not sure when it started but it's up again. (i use google chrome)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on June 27, 2016, 10:16:14 AM
Is advance access to purchasing ny giants tickets worth anything?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yakrot on June 27, 2016, 11:47:38 AM
same here..
Every once in a while Jos A Bank has 50% off all accessories and their shoe trees come down to $12.50
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 29, 2016, 03:59:34 PM
how much money should i take for my 10 day Europe trip? i would like to get Euros directly from the bank but i have no clue how much. i want to pay with cc as much as possible, but i'm aware that little shops and markets won't accept them. so would $500 be enough? too much? i'm only really "planning" on getting little chachkes and souvenirs but maybe certain restaurants won't take cc?? or maybe should i just get $1k and then exchange it back when i get home and hope for a profit? :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on June 29, 2016, 04:15:32 PM
how much money should i take for my 10 day Europe trip? i would like to get Euros directly from the bank but i have no clue how much. i want to pay with cc as much as possible, but i'm aware that little shops and markets won't accept them. so would $500 be enough? too much? i'm only really "planning" on getting little chachkes and souvenirs but maybe certain restaurants won't take cc?? or maybe should i just get $1k and then exchange it back when i get home and hope for a profit? :)
are you bringing it from here? you should be able to use your ATM card over there. Call your bank to double check if you never did it before.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 29, 2016, 04:37:27 PM
are you bringing it from here? you should be able to use your ATM card over there. Call your bank to double check if you never did it before.

wouldn't they charge me for that??
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on June 29, 2016, 04:46:56 PM
wouldn't they charge me for that??
Depends on the bank. Call them and ask. Mine charges about $2, but you get a better exchange rate and you don't have to worry about losing your money. I usually bring $100 for emergency, or if the ATM swallows the card. This never happened to me, but I heard that it can happen if something goes wrong. As for the rest I just use a local ATM of a big name bank.

Let's see what others answer.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 29, 2016, 04:47:51 PM
Depends on the bank. Call them and ask. Mine charges about $2, but you get a better exchange rate. I usually bring $100 for emergency, or if the ATM swallows the card. This never happened to me, but I heard that it can happen if something goes wrong. As for the rest I just use a local ATM of a big name bank.

i have chase. why not just buy the euros here or at the airport?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shwarmabob on June 29, 2016, 04:52:11 PM
i have chase. why not just buy the euros here or at the airport?
I don't exchange here, because I think the exchange rate isn't very good, but you should do what makes you comfortable. My in-laws always exchange here and bring cash with them, they would be very uncomfortable arriving with no local currency.

"Worst: 1)   Chase and PNC (tie): By charging a $5 fee plus 3% on ALL international ATM transactions, these banks make withdrawing money outside the US a costly proposition."
Read more: http://thepointsguy.com/2013/07/avoiding-atm-withdrawal-fees-when-traveling-abroad/#ixzz4D0JH0AlD

Maybe you should exchange that $500 here  :-\
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 29, 2016, 06:37:33 PM
i have chase. why not just buy the euros here or at the airport?
My banker easily waived the fee for me, and i have yet to be charged the 3%, never happened to me.
Title: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 30, 2016, 12:30:03 PM
My banker easily waived the fee for me, and i have yet to be charged the 3%, never happened to me.
1- who is your banker
2- fee waived after charges or was it discussed before

Edit: I called chase. Csr said every transaction has a 3% fee as well as a $5 charge. No way to waive that. DROPR?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 30, 2016, 03:04:13 PM
1- who is your banker
2- fee waived after charges or was it discussed before

Edit: I called chase. Csr said every transaction has a 3% fee as well as a $5 charge. No way to waive that. DROPR?
After they post, I just popped into the branch when I returned and had him waive it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on June 30, 2016, 03:21:13 PM
After they post, I just popped into the branch when I returned and had him waive it.

the 3% and the $5 charges or just the 3% fee?

btw i've already got my cash. paid $476.08 for 400€. not the best rate, i know but i'm much more comfortable walking into a country with cash in hand
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on June 30, 2016, 08:18:25 PM
the 3% and the $5 charges or just the 3% fee?

btw i've already got my cash. paid $476.08 for 400€. not the best rate, i know but i'm much more comfortable walking into a country with cash in hand
As i said earlier i was never charged the 3% fee, so i only had to waive the $5 fee.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 05, 2016, 03:45:47 PM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 05, 2016, 03:51:55 PM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
seems so
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: dealfinder85 on July 05, 2016, 04:00:22 PM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
of course
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 05, 2016, 04:18:43 PM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
He should just put in his Sig..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 06, 2016, 01:02:22 PM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
CM is gone. If he ever existed.
There are rumors that he still lurks here.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on July 07, 2016, 09:15:08 AM

Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 07, 2016, 10:27:44 AM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
These kind of questions dont belong on an open forum. If you have a specific question, PM someone.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on July 07, 2016, 10:41:36 AM
So is it unanimous that JTZ is CM?
After this post, I'll bet JTZ will be gone pretty soon.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on July 07, 2016, 11:38:14 AM
After this post, I'll bet JTZ will be gone pretty soon.
C'mon! DS's signature..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Super Speed on July 07, 2016, 05:34:42 PM
Is this emoji a smirk or a snob?
I always thought it was a snob but I'm being told otherwise...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 07, 2016, 05:39:37 PM
Is this emoji a smirk or a snob?
I always thought it was a snob but I'm being told otherwise...
Just reply to anyone with it and see their response...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Super Speed on July 07, 2016, 05:40:31 PM
Just reply to anyone with it and see their response...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 07, 2016, 05:47:33 PM

http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51666.msg1134711#msg1134711 (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51666.msg1134711#msg1134711)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on July 07, 2016, 05:56:11 PM

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emoji-english-dictionary-emoji-faces-meaning-explained/
 (http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/emoji-english-dictionary-emoji-faces-meaning-explained/)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 11, 2016, 12:42:08 AM
I currently have a negative eBay bucks balance in my activity (a return processed at the beginning of the quarter). Is there any reason not to unenroll and reenroll (aside for ethical reasons)?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on July 11, 2016, 11:54:13 AM
I currently have a negative eBay bucks balance in my activity (a return processed at the beginning of the quarter). Is there any reason not to unenroll and reenroll (aside for ethical reasons)?

Will that even help?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Ydad on July 12, 2016, 03:14:24 PM
@Dan: Do you plan on sleeping at all today?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 15, 2016, 03:08:49 PM
Why does reading comprehension disappear on Fridays?  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on July 15, 2016, 03:37:29 PM
Why does reading comprehension disappear on Fridays?  :)
I'm sorry, I don't understand that question
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 15, 2016, 04:02:10 PM
I'm sorry, I don't understand that question
Thanks for the conformation. I don't expect you to comprehend that.  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on July 15, 2016, 04:11:12 PM
Thanks for the confirmation. I don't expect you to comprehend that.  ;)

And FTFY
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 15, 2016, 04:15:09 PM

And FTFY
That was a test.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Achas Veachas on July 16, 2016, 11:09:46 PM
I'm sorry, I don't understand that question
Funny, I didn't get it yesterday, but I think I'm starting to understand what he meant now.. :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 16, 2016, 11:23:40 PM
Funny, I didn't get it yesterday, but I think I'm starting to understand what he meant now.. :P
Tomorrow you should fully understand.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on July 18, 2016, 07:39:01 PM
Why does VRBO qualify community pools as "homes with pools' when searching with filter for pools? Kind of renders it a useless filter.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on July 18, 2016, 07:41:38 PM
Why does VRBO qualify community pools as "homes with pools' when searching with filter for pools? Kind of renders it a useless filter.
Renders it useless to those looking for a private pool maybe. But thats not the filter. Its to provide you rentals that have access to a pool and it does just that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on July 18, 2016, 07:42:55 PM
Renders it useless to those looking for a private pool maybe. But thats not the filter. Its to provide you rentals that have access to a pool and it does just that.
Come on. Almost every community has a community pool.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on July 18, 2016, 07:46:11 PM
Come on. Almost every community has a community pool.
Usually they dont include those though. I have only seem like resort pools and building pools.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on July 18, 2016, 07:50:26 PM
Usually they dont include those though. I have only seem like resort pools and building pools.
Every single house I looked at had a communal pool.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on July 18, 2016, 07:51:03 PM
Every single house I looked at had a communal pool.
Which area?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on July 18, 2016, 07:51:39 PM
Which area?
Basically anywhere within 6 hr drive of NYC.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on July 18, 2016, 07:58:17 PM
I will be in TLV and I am looking to return to JFK.
I am booked on DL 11:10 AM from DUB>JFK on Nov 24.
This is the best positioning combo that was able to find
Nov 23
U2 19:35 TLV to LTN 23:10
Nov 24
FR 06:30 LTN to DUB 07:50

Does anyone have a better suggestion?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 18, 2016, 09:13:29 PM
I will be in TLV and I am looking to return to JFK.
I am booked on DL 11:10 AM from DUB>JFK on Nov 24.
This is the best positioning combo that was able to find
Nov 23
U2 19:35 TLV to LTN 23:10
Nov 24
FR 06:30 LTN to DUB 07:50

Does anyone have a better suggestion?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ad120 on July 18, 2016, 10:05:23 PM

Thanks!
While what I put together would be less than €100, your itinerary is definitely better.
Is it possible that it would go down to 12.5K for that trip or am I best booking it now?

ETA: Due to the interline agreement, iirc my bags won't need to be rechecked!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 20, 2016, 08:23:11 AM
Is "The Times Of Israel" a reputable news source?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on July 20, 2016, 08:29:08 AM
Is "The Times Of Israel" a reputable news source?
A bit right-leaning.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 20, 2016, 08:33:08 AM
Is "The Times Of Israel" a reputable news source?
Are any news outlets reputable? Some more, some less, but I wouldn't count on anything they say.
As the saying goes, believe nothing of what you hear and only half of what you see.

In answer to your specific question: I have no idea.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 21, 2016, 09:25:11 AM
What happened to the Wrigley Softball DO thread?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 21, 2016, 09:25:35 AM
What happened to the Wrigley Softball DO thread?
Deleted
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 21, 2016, 09:25:48 AM
What happened to the Wrigley Softball DO thread?
It went "poof"
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 21, 2016, 09:27:12 AM
Do you know why?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 09:45:38 AM
Do you know why?
Yes  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 21, 2016, 10:01:49 AM
Yes  :)
Care to share?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 10:06:06 AM
Care to share?
Since everyone seems to be charging for everything these days sure for $1 and I signed NDA.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 21, 2016, 10:08:56 AM
Since everyone seems to be charging for everything these days sure for $1 and I signed NDA.
Last time you said everyone was charging for everything, you were charging 30k. The market seems to have crashed.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 10:10:31 AM
Last time you said everyone was charging for everything, you were charging 30k. The market seems to have crashed.
Actually going stronger than ever. You get what you pay for.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 21, 2016, 10:25:28 AM
Since everyone seems to be charging for everything these days sure for $1 and I signed NDA.
Hey,
I gave away my lounge passes for free to forum members. Tell Me! You know I wont spill the beans  8)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 21, 2016, 11:19:16 AM
What happened to the Wrigley Softball DO thread?
It became useless, everyone packed out to a private chat.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 21, 2016, 11:34:33 AM
It became useless, everyone packed out to a private chat.
Didn't know 'useless' threads are deleted, they're usually moved to JS.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 21, 2016, 12:15:10 PM
It became useless, everyone packed out to a private chat.
Here? (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53821.0)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 21, 2016, 01:36:20 PM
Here? (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=53821.0)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 21, 2016, 01:45:11 PM
When do I go for the kill on amazon when the price has been dropping consecutively for many days now?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: theblakdavid on July 21, 2016, 01:46:06 PM
When do I go for the kill on amazon when the price has been dropping consecutively for many days now?
What item? Depends
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 21, 2016, 01:46:25 PM
What item? Depends
A watch
Any other option than buying it again a few days later and returning the old one...
Would amazon freeze my account for doing that multiple times?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: theblakdavid on July 21, 2016, 01:56:10 PM
A watch
Any other option than buying it again a few days later and returning the old one...
Oh not my field, sorry. The electronic market I know pretty well, easier to say if it will keep on dropping or not..
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 21, 2016, 03:03:09 PM
A watch
Any other option than buying it again a few days later and returning the old one...
Would amazon freeze my account for doing that multiple times?
I hope not :)

I bought a watch day before prime day. price dropped, and they would not match. I told them over the phone that I will just have to order again, and return one.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 21, 2016, 03:07:23 PM
What defines whan something is a Master Thread?

And is this discussed somewhere on DDF?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:14:43 PM
Which thread was moved to JS (or deleted)? I just realized that my post count dropped.

(No, I'm not referring to this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1517370#msg1517370), cuz I didn't post there.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 21, 2016, 05:18:42 PM
Which thread was moved to JS (or deleted)? I just realized that my post count dropped.

(No, I'm not referring to this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1517370#msg1517370), cuz I didn't post there.)
This read was moved to JS but you didn't post there.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64330.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:21:14 PM
This read was moved to JS but you didn't post there.
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=64330.0
Nope. Didn't. You've got some excellent TimT'ing skills... Now, anything else?  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 05:21:57 PM
I just realized that my post count dropped.
I guess post count does matter.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:25:53 PM
I guess post count does matter.  :)
I guess it does. I would otherwise not have known that a thread was deleted...  :P
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 21, 2016, 05:27:29 PM
I guess post count does matter.  :)
I should hope so. You're holding at 1193, after the Wrigley Field deletion.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on July 21, 2016, 05:28:27 PM
Which thread was moved to JS (or deleted)? I just realized that my post count dropped.

(No, I'm not referring to this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1517370#msg1517370), cuz I didn't post there.)
Wrigley field DO got deleted :(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 21, 2016, 05:28:47 PM
Nope. Didn't. You've got some excellent TimT'ing skills... Now, anything else?  ;)
This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60515.0) thread gets a good cleaning from time to time. You post there at all ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:29:08 PM
This (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60515.0) thread gets a good cleaning from time to time. You post there at all ?
Not either. I think I know it. It was a deal that came up two nights ago of prices dropping on a certain company handbags and duffle bags on Amazon, which was most likely self promoted by OP (AKA MRosenbaum style...).
Paging @Search Guy
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:31:09 PM
Wrigley field DO got deleted :(


(No, I'm not referring to this (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51056.msg1517370#msg1517370), cuz I didn't post there.)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on July 21, 2016, 05:32:07 PM

Lol. Didn't c that link
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 05:39:14 PM
I guess it does. I would otherwise not have known that a thread was deleted...  :P
It was just a nice way to say "Who the h*ll notices their post count going down".  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:41:12 PM
It was just a nice way to say "Who the h*ll notices their post count going down".  :)
It was actually at 1499, so I somehow remember it...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 21, 2016, 05:47:12 PM
It was actually at 1499, so I somehow remember it...
Nice, maybe some day I will be able to reach that number.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 21, 2016, 05:48:42 PM
Not either. I think I know it. It was a deal that came up two nights ago of prices dropping on a certain company handbags and duffle bags on Amazon, which was most likely self promoted by OP (AKA MRosenbaum style...).
Paging @Search Guy
Zebella/Good&God bags & backpacks.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:51:13 PM
Zebella/Good&God bags & backpacks.
Ding ding ding!
You've got some excellent TimT'ing skills...
;D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 21, 2016, 05:52:57 PM
Nice, maybe some day I will be able to reach that number.
Getting close
I should hope so. You're holding at 1193, after the Wrigley Field deletion.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on July 21, 2016, 05:53:55 PM
Getting close
Lol, David
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 22, 2016, 09:31:58 AM
What will this Friday bring?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Super Speed on July 22, 2016, 09:36:01 AM
What will this Friday bring?
The day is yet young
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 22, 2016, 10:35:13 AM
It was just a nice way to say "Who the h*ll notices their post count going down".  :)
Some members watch their post count because they don't want to go over 4,000.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 22, 2016, 02:57:59 PM
Which station is Jroot radio in NY ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 22, 2016, 02:58:38 PM
Which station is Jroot radio in NY ?
95.1
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 22, 2016, 02:59:28 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 22, 2016, 03:06:35 PM
Any other stations with good jewish music ? Jroot quality is terrible in Staten Island.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 22, 2016, 03:08:40 PM
They must be preparing for the 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:37:27 PM
How long is this fast?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 24, 2016, 07:39:46 PM
 40-50 min after sundown.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:40:58 PM
40-50 min after sundown.
Sorry meant total hours.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 24, 2016, 07:41:36 PM
How long is this fast?
From dawn till night fall
In NY that's 4:06am till 8:57pm
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 24, 2016, 07:43:33 PM
4:25 am- 9:00 pm in Chicago

approx.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 24, 2016, 07:43:47 PM
Sorry meant total hours.
About 17 hours.
Differs by locale.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:47:31 PM
About 17 hours.
Differs by locale.
I was wonder why you just don't eat a normal meal then after the fast. I have a blood test tomorrow and have to fast for 12 hours and afterwards I will eat a normal lunch.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 24, 2016, 07:48:34 PM

Differs by locale.
Melbourne:
Fast begins
at 6:05 AM dawn degrees
or at 6:15 AM dawn fixed minutes

Fast ends       
R' Moshe Feinstein       
One who finds fasting difficult may eat at -
    6:01 PM
One who does not find fasting difficult
should wait until the time for מוצאי שבת at -
    6:09 PM
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on July 24, 2016, 07:48:57 PM
I was wonder why you just don't eat a normal meal then after the fast. I have a blood test tomorrow and have to fast for 12 hours and afterwards I will eat a normal lunch.
A little different if you're going to be sleeping for 8 of those 12 hours
In any case, I break the fast on a coffee and pastry and then have a fairly light meal later
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on July 24, 2016, 07:49:35 PM
I was wonder why you just don't eat a normal meal then after the fast. I have a blood test tomorrow and have to fast for 12 hours and afterwards I will eat a normal lunch.
will the 12 hrs prior to the test be all hours that you are awake?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:50:21 PM
A little different if you're going to be sleeping for 8 of those 12 hours
That wouldn't be me normally.  :)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:51:44 PM
will the 12 hrs prior to the test be all hours that you are awake?
Not this time but most of time I would be working 8 of those hours.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: cholent on July 24, 2016, 07:52:17 PM
That wouldn't be me normally.  :)
Most people who have a fasting blood test schedule it for the morning
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: good sam on July 24, 2016, 07:52:51 PM
When do I go for the kill on amazon when the price has been dropping consecutively for many days now?
Keep in mind that they'll probably honor a price drop within 7 days after purchase.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:53:20 PM
Most people who have a fasting blood test schedule it for the morning
As I do but some people work nights.  ;)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 24, 2016, 07:53:32 PM
Most people who have a fasting blood test schedule it for the morning
Schedule and what ends up happening is two different stories, I once waited till 2pm for a 10am appointment.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 07:54:46 PM
Schedule and what ends up happening is two different stories, I once waited till 2pm for a 10am appointment.
Ouch! I just walk in and wait maybe wait 10 minutes on a bad day.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 24, 2016, 07:59:27 PM
Ouch! I just walk in and wait maybe wait 10 minutes on a bad day.
This was in a hospital and the wait was horrendous
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 24, 2016, 08:00:24 PM
This was in a hospital and the wait was horrendous
OK I never go to the hospital for basic tests.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on July 24, 2016, 08:02:36 PM
OK I never go to the hospital for basic tests.
Wasn't my choice it was before a surgery
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on July 24, 2016, 08:05:46 PM
I was wonder why you just don't eat a normal meal then after the fast. I have a blood test tomorrow and have to fast for 12 hours and afterwards I will eat a normal lunch.
Most people do just that (have a coffee and a regular supper).

Assuming one hasn't eaten since 12 last night, it's more like 21 hours. I'm guessing that your 12 hours are about 50% sleeping hours (for most of the population )(11PM-11AM or something like that).

Melbourne:
Fast begins
at 6:05 AM dawn degrees
or at 6:15 AM dawn fixed minutes

Fast ends 
R' Moshe Feinstein 
One who finds fasting difficult may eat at -
 6:01 PM
One who does not find fasting difficult
should wait until the time for מוצאי שבת at -
 6:09 PM

Asara B'teves

Fast begins 2:30 AM

Fast ends 7:33 PM
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 08:09:55 PM
London:
Begins: 1:06am
Ends: 9:42pm
Total: 20:36 hours
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on July 24, 2016, 08:11:17 PM
Schedule and what ends up happening is two different stories, I once waited till 2pm for a 10am appointment.
I had a fasting surgery, my appointment was the last in the day (as it was a pediatric hospital and I was the oldest, and they schedule it in age order, youngest first) and the kid before me had complications in the surgery room. I didn't get surgery that day and needed to do it again a week later.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: CS1 on July 24, 2016, 08:25:55 PM
London:
Begins: 1:06am
Ends: 9:42pm
Total: 20:36 hours

insane. At least Tisha B'Av will end earlier than that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 08:38:02 PM
London:
Begins: 1:06am
Ends: 9:42pm
Total: 20:36 hours

insane. At least Tisha B'Av will end earlier than that.
That's just the Alter Rebbe's Zman. Most wait till a later Zman.

The flip side of it is, most of those who break their fast using the Alter Rebbe's Zman start their Friday night dinner after 10:30pm for about 3 months.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on July 24, 2016, 09:03:03 PM
Keep in mind that they'll probably honor a price drop within 7 days after purchase.
Not anymore.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on July 24, 2016, 09:46:41 PM
That's just the Alter Rebbe's Zman. Most wait till a later Zman.

The flip side of it is, most of those who break their fast using the Alter Rebbe's Zman start their Friday night dinner after 10:30pm for about 3 months.
Chabbad don't make early Shabbos?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 24, 2016, 10:19:52 PM
Chabbad don't make early Shabbos?
Most won't. Some will.

ETA: There's no issue with bringing in Shabbos early it's just that we try Davening Ma'ariv only after Nacht.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on July 25, 2016, 01:12:00 AM
London:
Begins: 1:06am
Ends: 9:42pm
Total: 20:36 hours
? which calendar is that from myzmanim says either 2:35 or 4:06
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 25, 2016, 01:23:13 AM
? which calendar is that from myzmanim says either 2:35 or 4:06
According to the opinion that dawn is when the sun reaches 16.1° below the horizon, during the summer months in the northern locals, where the sun doesn't go that far below the horizon altogether, anything that needs to be done before dawn, needs to be done before midnight and we use the time of midnight as the time of dawn.
Based on the Siddur of the Alter Rebbe by Sefiras Ha'omer.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: a mirrer on July 25, 2016, 03:41:23 AM
According to the opinion that dawn is when the sun reaches 16.1° below the horizon, during the summer months in the northern locals, where the sun doesn't go that far below the horizon altogether, anything that needs to be done before dawn, needs to be done before midnight and we use the time of midnight as the time of dawn.
Based on the Siddur of the Alter Rebbe by Sefiras Ha'omer.
aah so according to that gateshead and Antwerp are worse
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: MeirS on July 25, 2016, 08:55:07 AM
aah so according to that gateshead and Antwerp are worse
Gateshead yes. I'm not sure about Antwerp. Although not really worse on the beginning. Midnight is around the same everywhere.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: aygart on July 25, 2016, 12:32:13 PM
I had a fasting surgery, my appointment was the last in the day (as it was a pediatric hospital and I was the oldest, and they schedule it in age order, youngest first) and the kid before me had complications in the surgery room. I didn't get surgery that day and needed to do it again a week later.
DW once had surgery while pregnant and needed to be fasting. They first brought her in at around 7pm and the nurse says to her how there is an issue because she was getting dehydrated....then asked if her doctor knew she was pregnant and all sorts of intelligent questions.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 25, 2016, 02:04:22 PM
I was wonder why you just don't eat a normal meal then after the fast. I have a blood test tomorrow and have to fast for 12 hours and afterwards I will eat a normal lunch.
On a fast, we don't drink anything, including water.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on July 25, 2016, 02:14:37 PM
On a fast, we don't drink anything, including water.
That is what a fast is or am I missing something?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: mb1 on July 25, 2016, 02:24:02 PM
That is what a fast is or am I missing something?
Most blood test fasts allow water.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eliraps on July 25, 2016, 07:03:10 PM
Any help with this  (http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=51530.msg1520087#msg1520087)time sensitive question would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: eli1571 on July 28, 2016, 08:39:04 PM
Phone fell in to water, does covering in rice actually help ? How long do I leave it for ?
Any other ideas ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on July 28, 2016, 08:57:42 PM
Phone fell in to water, does covering in rice actually help ? How long do I leave it for ?
Any other ideas ?
There's a thread for everything
http://forums.dansdeals.com/index.php?topic=60448.0
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 01, 2016, 11:04:53 AM
any halochic/ethical/moral reason not to attend the Native American Powwow?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on August 01, 2016, 09:02:29 PM
any halochic/ethical/moral reason not to attend the Native American Powwow?
Their whole belief system is avoda zora. 
Multiple supreme powers and forces.  That are placated and served in ways that are sometimes against the Torah.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 01, 2016, 09:07:02 PM
Their whole belief system is avoda zora. 
Multiple supreme powers and forces.  That are placated and served in ways that are sometimes against the Torah.
So exposing my 4 yr old to different cultures this way is a no no, correct?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 01, 2016, 09:10:40 PM
Anyone been to Death Valley? Did you enjoy it?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on August 01, 2016, 09:43:59 PM
Anyone been to Death Valley?
MosheD & mordechain
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 01, 2016, 10:04:53 PM
Anyone been to Death Valley? Did you enjoy it?
Yes. Passed thru on the highway. Pretty cool. (Actually not it was 123F at the time) lol. Don't get stuck as help may be a long way in coming. Gas is like 7$ a gal there. There is 1 gas station along the route
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 01, 2016, 10:07:32 PM
Anyone been to Death Valley? Did you enjoy it?
Lunch that day was pretty cool. Held a piece of bread out of the window, with a piece of cheese, and I had grilled cheese within 2 minutes!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 01, 2016, 10:37:27 PM
So exposing my 4 yr old to different cultures this way is a no no, correct?
There is also a very serious biblical prohibition to expose oneself to ideas of minus. - extraterrestrial beings with powers, that can be placated by human actions, is the very essence of avoda Zara. A cardinal sin.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: benjie1305 on August 08, 2016, 01:05:04 PM
What's the longest continuous itinerary you can build on A380s?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on August 08, 2016, 01:30:00 PM
Dairy place that won't be packed tonight? Queens 5 towns city are all options...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emjee on August 08, 2016, 01:31:21 PM
Dairy place that won't be packed tonight? Queens 5 towns city are all options...
If it ain't packed it's prob horrible
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on August 11, 2016, 10:42:37 AM
What's the longest continuous itinerary you can build on A380s?

Around the world.

http://www.airbus.com/aircraftfamilies/passengeraircraft/a380family/a380-routes/

And how's this for creepy @benjie1305...  on the same site: https://www.iflya380.com/
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: zevi on August 11, 2016, 12:56:26 PM
Will Shoprunner  free returns work even when it's final sale ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 11, 2016, 02:22:03 PM
Will Shoprunner  free returns work even when it's final sale ?

wouldn't amex help with that?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 15, 2016, 03:48:36 PM
anyone know how much money if any would i get if i give apple my 2 old iphone 4's (plural of 4, not iPhone 4s)? they both work. one has a broken home button, the other has a cracked (not smashed) screen.

rather sell on ebay? or rather on gazelle?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: ckmk47 on August 15, 2016, 06:18:53 PM
anyone know how much money if any would i get if i give apple my 2 old iphone 4's (plural of 4, not iPhone 4s)? they both work. one has a broken home button, the other has a cracked (not smashed) screen.

rather sell on ebay? or rather on gazelle?
They're worth bubkes.  I had a fully working iphone 4 that I priced as a trade in.  They offered about $15.
Keep it as a ipod.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 15, 2016, 06:19:54 PM
They're worth bubkes.  I had a fully working iphone 4 that I priced as a trade in.  They offered about $15.
Keep it as a ipod.
I have my iPhone 5 for that seems like a waste to just chuck it
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 15, 2016, 06:31:09 PM
I have my iPhone 5 for that seems like a waste to just chuck it
eBay is prob best, check if Amazon has a trade in offer for it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: stbaum on August 15, 2016, 06:32:58 PM
eBay is prob best, check if Amazon has a trade in offer for it.
Will try. Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: LoLo on August 15, 2016, 06:37:01 PM
What does following on tapa mean? Do you get an alert every time that person posts something?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 15, 2016, 07:00:50 PM
What does following on tapa mean? Do you get an alert every time that person posts something?
Nope. But in your feed it shows threads which people who you follow have posted in them
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 15, 2016, 07:05:53 PM
Nope. But in your feed it shows threads which people who you follow have posted in them
Odd.

Why would someone follow another member?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 15, 2016, 07:07:22 PM
Odd.

Why would someone follow another member?
For stalking purposes  
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: wayfe on August 15, 2016, 07:24:49 PM
Is there a yiddish word for "troll"?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 15, 2016, 07:26:49 PM
Is there a yiddish word for "troll"?
Shmuck
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on August 16, 2016, 12:34:43 AM
What font is nice for invitations?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 16, 2016, 12:46:28 AM
What font is nice for invitations?
Truly a random question. There are many nice fonts. What type of invitation? How fancy? The main thing behind  invitations IMO is the typesetting not the fonts
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on August 16, 2016, 12:52:20 AM
Truly a random question. There are many nice fonts. What type of invitation? How fancy? The main thing behind  invitations IMO is the typesetting not the fonts
Someone gave me a excel sheet and avery 5660 30 x page to do the mail merge and print labels, I wont invest much time i just want it to look decent.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 16, 2016, 01:00:33 AM
Someone gave me a excel sheet and avery 5660 30 x page to do the mail merge and print labels, I wont invest much time i just want it to look decent.
So ur looking for a good font for the labels for...? A simcha? A fundraiser?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on August 16, 2016, 01:02:29 AM
So ur looking for a good font for the labels for...? A simcha? A fundraiser?
Wedding
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on August 16, 2016, 01:08:15 AM
script or boxy style?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on August 16, 2016, 12:23:14 PM
Wedding
Mazal Tov!
Monotype Corsiva.

(Just used it)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on August 16, 2016, 12:46:59 PM
Mazal Tov!
Monotype Corsiva.

(Just used it)
Or Black Chancery. Or if you want something more square and modern looking, Copperplate Gothic Light
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: username on August 16, 2016, 12:49:30 PM
Hmm. My word is not preloaded with Black Chancery. Am I a racist?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: etech0 on August 16, 2016, 01:18:16 PM
Hmm. My word is not preloaded with Black Chancery. Am I a racist?
Hmm.. neither is mine at work. I remember using it a long time ago and liking it, though.

ETA: http://www.1001fonts.com/blackchancery-font.html
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 16, 2016, 04:13:28 PM
Does ChexSystems combine pulls?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: User6669 on August 16, 2016, 07:55:38 PM
Mazal Tov!
Monotype Corsiva.

(Just used it)

+1 Was gonna say the same thing. Commonly used on labels.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yesitsme on August 17, 2016, 07:45:54 PM
Thank you all!!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: deltastubs on August 21, 2016, 03:46:19 PM
How much does a average Jewish family say 4 kids in midwood flatbush NYC area have to make to live comfortably, say yeshiva/beis yaakov for 4, mortgage on (average 1m) house, property tax, insurance, average car, kosher food, and lets not forget pesach, etc?

Feel free to pm me if dont want to answer in public
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 21, 2016, 03:49:39 PM
How much does a average Jewish family say 4 kids in midwood flatbush NYC area have to make to live comfortably, say yeshiva/beis yaakov for 4, mortgage on (average 1m) house, property tax, insurance, average car, kosher food, and lets not forget pesach, etc?

Feel free to pm me if dont want to answer in public
80 - 100k but it is only a guess based on a non-Jewish family being 60 - 80k.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 21, 2016, 03:51:46 PM
80 - 100k but it is only a guess based on a non-Jewish family being 60 - 80k.
Huh?? LOL

Reread the 1Mm mortgage part
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 21, 2016, 03:54:19 PM
Reread the 1Mm mortgage part
That is more than living comfortably.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Dr Moose on August 21, 2016, 03:58:12 PM
That is more than living comfortably.
That's living in Flatbush.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 21, 2016, 03:59:04 PM
80 - 100k but it is only a guess based on a non-Jewish family being 60 - 80k.
Are you counting in 4 kids in private school (some scholarship usually available if you cant afford it fully though)? Plus food is more expensive and you can be looking at spending minimum 2-3k extra for food on the holidays.
And then the jewish paraphernalia you need to buy...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 21, 2016, 04:02:49 PM
Are you counting in 4 kids in private school (some scholarship usually available if you cant afford it fully though)? Plus food is more expensive and you can be looking at spending minimum 2-3k extra for food on the holidays.
And then the jewish paraphernalia you need to buy...
I am basing it on a non-Jewish family with 4 kids. Have no idea on much more for a Jewish family and that is why I said it was a guess.

An extra 2-3k on a holiday? I am not going to use the word rip-off but ...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 21, 2016, 04:10:21 PM
You can just about make it on 80-100 for 4 kids paying Lakewood tuition and 1,400 rent.

With a 500k mortgage you need 125+

For a 1m mortgage and brklyn tuition I would say Min 180k
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emjee on August 21, 2016, 04:54:24 PM
How much does a average Jewish family say 4 kids in midwood flatbush NYC area have to make to live comfortably, say yeshiva/beis yaakov for 4, mortgage on (average 1m) house, property tax, insurance, average car, kosher food, and lets not forget pesach, etc?

Feel free to pm me if dont want to answer in public
$140k.  Not from experience . But from talking with freinds in the general NY jewish neighborhoods . & that number is basically making it with not much thrills. If you wanna talk comfortable which means your not throwing nasty lines at your wife for her pomegranate supermarket bill, 2 nice cars , 2 vacations a year , making your own Yomim tovim etc... breakdown would prob be something like :
60k annual mortgage +
48k tuition
20k vacations (two)
25k groceries
20k in cars and insurance
And the list goes on to health insurance, miscellaneous expenses like clothing, Shaitel etc....

Comfy $250k.  By comfy I mean no stress in living comfy
80 - 100k but it is only a guess based on a non-Jewish family being 60 - 80k.
Non jewish is not comparable at all
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Aaaron on August 21, 2016, 05:59:17 PM
$140k.  Not from experience . But from talking with freinds in the general NY jewish neighborhoods . & that number is basically making it with not much thrills. If you wanna talk comfortable which means your not throwing nasty lines at your wife for her pomegranate supermarket bill, 2 nice cars , 2 vacations a year , making your own Yomim tovim etc... breakdown would prob be something like :
60k annual mortgage +
48k tuition
20k vacations (two)
25k groceries
20k in cars and insurance
And the list goes on to health insurance, miscellaneous expenses like clothing, Shaitel etc....

Comfy $250k.  By comfy I mean no stress in living comfy Non jewish is not comparable at all

Don't forget Uncle Sam.  I would say you need $225+
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emjee on August 21, 2016, 06:03:46 PM
Don't forget Uncle Sam.  I would say you need $225+
No doubt on on the Uncle Sam . The guy wants comfort . Hence the $250k. Give the guy some cushion
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on August 22, 2016, 04:21:37 PM
Why is Skiplagged.com not working for me? Anyone else?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 22, 2016, 04:23:25 PM
Don't forget Uncle Sam.  I would say you need $225+
+1
No doubt on on the Uncle Sam . The guy wants comfort . Hence the $250k. Give the guy some cushion
-1, if your jewish and you know what your doing (even legally) uncle sam could be helping more then not.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on August 22, 2016, 05:18:42 PM
$140k.  Not from experience . But from talking with freinds in the general NY jewish neighborhoods . & that number is basically making it with not much thrills. If you wanna talk comfortable which means your not throwing nasty lines at your wife for her pomegranate supermarket bill, 2 nice cars , 2 vacations a year , making your own Yomim tovim etc... breakdown would prob be something like :
60k annual mortgage +
48k tuition
20k vacations (two)
25k groceries
20k in cars and insurance
And the list goes on to health insurance, miscellaneous expenses like clothing, Shaitel etc....

Comfy $250k.  By comfy I mean no stress in living comfy Non jewish is not comparable at all
I would say 140k would get you by on half that mortgage - approx 36k a year.
Back of napkin math - after tax your at (approx) 110. Take off 48 for tution your = 62k. Thats approx 5k a month a 500k mortgage with property tax and home insurance would be approx 3,000. Leaves you with about 2k a month for food, car, insurance and misc. Not much room for comfort...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 22, 2016, 05:59:07 PM
500k mortgage with property tax and home insurance would be approx 3,000. Leaves you with about 2k a month for food, car, insurance and misc. Not much room for comfort...
500k mortgage means you put down alot. 2k a month for food, car, and the rest is impossible to keep to.
Napkin math: 4 kids means a minivan, so if lucky car and insurance is 400 a mo. (Slightly less if you buy an old one), insurance for the family (deff takes off a chunk). at least $500 (almost forsure more) a mo. in food, way more on sukkos and pesach.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: churnbabychurn on August 22, 2016, 08:49:21 PM
+1-1, if your jewish and you know what your doing (even legally) uncle sam could be helping more then not.
How!?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 22, 2016, 08:53:38 PM
How much does a average Jewish family say 4 kids in midwood flatbush NYC area have to make to live comfortably, say yeshiva/beis yaakov for 4, mortgage on (average 1m) house, property tax, insurance, average car, kosher food, and lets not forget pesach, etc?

Feel free to pm me if dont want to answer in public
I wouldn't say the average house in Flatbush is 1M. More like 700-900, so 550-700 mortgage.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 22, 2016, 08:55:53 PM
How!?
Not if you're making 225 on the books. You're thinking Lakewood/Williamsburg "single mothers" with fathers in kollel.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on August 22, 2016, 08:58:30 PM
$140k.  Not from experience . But from talking with freinds in the general NY jewish neighborhoods . & that number is basically making it with not much thrills. If you wanna talk comfortable which means your not throwing nasty lines at your wife for her pomegranate supermarket bill, 2 nice cars , 2 vacations a year , making your own Yomim tovim etc... breakdown would prob be something like :
60k annual mortgage +
48k tuition
20k vacations (two)
25k groceries
20k in cars and insurance
And the list goes on to health insurance, miscellaneous expenses like clothing, Shaitel etc....

Comfy $250k.  By comfy I mean no stress in living comfy Non jewish is not comparable at all

Don't forget Uncle Sam.  I would say you need $225+

I would say 140k would get you by on half that mortgage - approx 36k a year.
Back of napkin math - after tax your at (approx) 110. Take off 48 for tution your = 62k. Thats approx 5k a month a 500k mortgage with property tax and home insurance would be approx 3,000. Leaves you with about 2k a month for food, car, insurance and misc. Not much room for comfort...

500k mortgage means you put down alot. 2k a month for food, car, and the rest is impossible to keep to.
Napkin math: 4 kids means a minivan, so if lucky car and insurance is 400 a mo. (Slightly less if you buy an old one), insurance for the family (deff takes off a chunk). at least $500 (almost forsure more) a mo. in food, way more on sukkos and pesach.
Savings are an absolute necessity, not a luxury. Everybody (seemingly) skipped that.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 22, 2016, 09:05:53 PM
Savings are an absolute necessity, not a luxury. Everybody (seemingly) skipped that.
Move out Brooklyn after all the children are home. Boom. $1,000,000
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 24, 2016, 04:24:50 PM
Is it safe to go to Portugal now (I.e. ISIS)? Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Freddie on August 26, 2016, 01:37:07 AM
When did the "rate this topic" thing start?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 26, 2016, 01:38:11 AM
When did the "rate this topic" thing start?
I think today. I checking out all the 5 star ones.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yoruel on August 26, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
How will this benefit members?
Is it only in JS?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on August 26, 2016, 09:50:41 AM
Is it only in JS?
All threads.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 26, 2016, 07:22:02 PM
How do I get pix off my iPhone?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 27, 2016, 09:00:24 PM
How do I get pix off my iPhone?
Mac or Windows PC? You can also get the Google Photos App or Snapfish app and have them uploaded there but possibly not full resolution...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on August 28, 2016, 05:01:59 AM
Mac or Windows PC? You can also get the Google Photos App or Snapfish app and have them uploaded there but possibly not full resolution...
Windows
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Wizard on August 28, 2016, 08:21:30 AM
Windows
Not so familiar with Windows but for sure Google can help.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Sport on August 28, 2016, 08:23:49 AM
When did the "rate this topic" thing start?
Where do you see this, tapatalk?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on August 28, 2016, 08:25:58 AM
Where do you see this, tapatalk?
PC
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 28, 2016, 05:39:32 PM
Is there any point in filing a complaint with the better business bureau, when I didn't lose anything financially from a company, and still hope to get something out of ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 28, 2016, 05:41:29 PM
Is there any point in filing a complaint with the better business bureau, when I didn't lose anything financially from a company, and still hope to get something out of ?
Heartache is money. Time is priceless.

Do you want the next customer to get whatever happened to you?

The BBB also has some controversy around giving leniency to paying customers.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: rileywiles23 on August 28, 2016, 05:42:04 PM
Heartache is money. Time is priceless.
Considering that I must have spent almost 7-8 hrs on the phone with them.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on August 28, 2016, 05:43:25 PM
Cheapest place to get a memory foam cover (like those 2/3 inch covers) for a twin sized bed online? Need it Thursday.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on August 28, 2016, 10:35:52 PM
What's the ball Park of the going rate for a bal Musaf Yom noraim in small shul
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: george on August 28, 2016, 11:15:06 PM
What's the ball Park of the going rate for a bal Musaf Yom noraim in small shul
How many mispallelim?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on August 29, 2016, 07:23:07 AM
How many mispallelim?
Let's say about 100 men and women
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: george on August 29, 2016, 07:38:26 AM
Let's say about 100 men and women
Location?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on August 29, 2016, 07:40:24 AM
Location?
NY
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: george on August 29, 2016, 02:08:46 PM
NY
$1000
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: elit on August 29, 2016, 02:14:26 PM
$1000
Thanks
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on September 01, 2016, 08:30:49 PM
I caught a monster cockroach under a paper cup. Would like to kill it without squishing it on my carpet. I guess I can put cardboard under but nervous it may escape. Any other ideas? Leave it there till it dies?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on September 01, 2016, 08:42:29 PM
I caught a monster cockroach under a paper cup. Would like to kill it without squishing it on my carpet. I guess I can put cardboard under but nervous it may escape. Any other ideas? Leave it there till it dies?
Slip a paper plate underneath, and carry it elsewhere before killing it.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 01, 2016, 08:51:38 PM
I caught a monster cockroach under a paper cup. Would like to kill it without squishing it on my carpet. I guess I can put cardboard under but nervous it may escape. Any other ideas? Leave it there till it dies?
Vacuum cleaner.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on September 01, 2016, 09:03:25 PM
Spray a piece of paper with a nice dose of raid, slip the paper under...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: emak on September 01, 2016, 09:05:58 PM
Spray a piece of paper with a nice dose of raid, slip the paper under...
Like!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on September 01, 2016, 09:09:28 PM
Like!
Nu, use the like button! >:(
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 01, 2016, 09:10:30 PM
Spray a piece of paper with a nice dose of raid, slip the paper under...
Possibly try to scoot the cup over to a hard floor with the cockroach first.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 01, 2016, 09:10:37 PM

seems Like it takes getting used to.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 01, 2016, 09:15:34 PM
seems Like it takes getting used to.
There is none on tapa. Unless there is if I update?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on September 01, 2016, 09:36:06 PM
There is none on tapa. Unless there is if I update?
No but
You can always use your browser
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on September 01, 2016, 09:42:45 PM
There is none on tapa. Unless there is if I update?
I can't see how many likes it has, cuz I'm on tapa as well...so its fine
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 01, 2016, 09:43:39 PM
What happened to Freddie recently? He embarked on this language trip v'sifsosav notfos mor v'shoshanim...

Just follow him and you'll see...  :D
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 01, 2016, 10:06:40 PM
No but
I set the browser forums on the mobile site which doesn't either have a like button.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: yochiek93 on September 01, 2016, 10:11:01 PM
I set the browser forums on the mobile site which doesn't either have a like button.
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Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 01, 2016, 10:13:00 PM
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Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on September 02, 2016, 09:23:52 AM
How does someone who hasn't been here or posted in years get a Like from one of the top dogs?
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Post by: rileywiles23 on September 02, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
How does someone who hasn't been here or posted in years get a Like from one of the top dogs?
Link ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 02, 2016, 10:42:18 AM
What does it mean that BA1 is all business? The whole plane is business class? When an IB codeshare for BA1 is also business?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: lubaby on September 02, 2016, 10:54:54 AM
What does it mean that BA1 is all business? The whole plane is business class? When an IB codeshare for BA1 is also business?
SeatGuru seat map (https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/British_Airways_Airbus_A318.php?flightno=1&date=)
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: B.D.Da'ehu on September 02, 2016, 11:03:02 AM
SeatGuru seat map (https://www.seatguru.com/airlines/British_Airways/British_Airways_Airbus_A318.php?flightno=1&date=)
Thanks. How do i search ita matrix for a particular flight number? What do i type in advanced routing?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: grodnoking on September 04, 2016, 03:46:23 PM
Im at crossings and need a belt. Cheap but one that doesnt peel. Which store? Theres like 50 mens clothing stores here!
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 06, 2016, 09:31:21 PM
Is any store legally allowed to write "kosher" or are there laws ?
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Post by: coralsnake on September 06, 2016, 09:32:10 PM
Is any store legally allowed to write "kosher" or are there laws ?
For food there are laws.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 06, 2016, 09:37:19 PM
For food there are laws.
Is a hechsher requirement one of them ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 06, 2016, 09:41:36 PM
Just wondering what consequences there would be for violating.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: coralsnake on September 06, 2016, 09:41:52 PM
Is a hechsher requirement one of them ?
Never thought Id have to tell YOU this but GIYF.
(It's okay, I did it for you):
http://www.agriculture.ny.gov/KO/KOHome.html
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 06, 2016, 09:45:16 PM
I passed by a store in Midwood with a sign "We have kosher & non kosher paninis & salads". Would anyone give a hechsher on such a place ?
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Work-for-ur-muny on September 06, 2016, 09:51:25 PM
I passed by a store in Midwood with a sign "We have kosher & non kosher paninis & salads". Would anyone give a hechsher on such a place ?
Reminds me of the hotel serving shulchan oreich by the seder on Pesach night. The waiter approaches the guest with the soup tureen and asks: "Gebrokts or non-gebrokts?" If the guest answers gebrokts the waiter gives him soup with a kneidel, and if it's non-gebrokts he leaves out the kneidel...
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: David Smith on September 06, 2016, 10:04:43 PM
Reminds me of something i heard this past pesach:

Two yidden were sitting together at a pesach hotel luncheon. The first gets up to get food from the buffet, and asks his friend "Would you like me to get you anything". "No thanks, I'll get it myself.", replies his friend. "I don't mish".
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on September 06, 2016, 10:23:49 PM
For food there are laws.
I assume your referring to America but in Israel they have laws.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: Emkay on September 06, 2016, 10:25:11 PM
I passed by a store in Midwood with a sign "We have kosher & non kosher paninis & salads". Would anyone give a hechsher on such a place ?
Prob 2 sep statements.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: hvaces42 on September 06, 2016, 10:28:34 PM
I passed by a store in Midwood with a sign "We have kosher & non kosher paninis & salads". Would anyone give a hechsher on such a place ?
Shoprite (as well as many other stores here in NY) has a sign that says we sell koher and non-kosher products. Doubt anyone would give a hasgacha on a place that prepares kosher and non-kosher food unless there is a mashgiach temidi and there are separate facilities for the preparation, e.g. Shoprite has a kosher sushi counter and non-kosher sushi as well. There are very clear markings and separate prep areas. Kosher area always has a frum person there or its locked.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: TimT on September 06, 2016, 10:28:40 PM
Prob 2 sep statements.
That's what it says on the awning. From the outside it looks like a small store/restaurant
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: JTZ on September 07, 2016, 12:47:38 AM
Can someone translate the few Hebrew words for me?

It was a FULL PLANE not one seat empty. My daughter got to her window seat and i to my aisle seat. The middle seat sat a חרדי gentleman. He asked if one of us could switch seats to make it a bit more comfortable. I understood but my daughter wasn’t giving up her window n being claustrophobic was not giving up my aisle seat. To my surprise he said ok and sat down. Half way towards our trip the male flight attendant ( who was חילוני) said to the man in the middle, in my 20 years of working on El Al i have never seen a very religious man not complain or make a commotion to get his seat changed because he was sitting between two women. The flight attendant takes the man’s hand and says with love and sincerity, this is a קדוש השם he probably said it 3x.
 Time went by and i turned to my neighbor n said i heard what the flight attendant told you. First its the month of elul and wow I’m very impressed but i have a question? When you saw you would be sitting between 2 girls why didn’t you asked to be switch? The man in the middle said why would i? You told me your daughter likes the window you need the aisle what would be the point of getting angry? To hurt another person’s feelings? To let anger control me? He began talking to me about the שלחן עורך about the essence of Torah n love it.
 One more thing about this חרדי man, he kept on apologizing when he asked me to get up to go use the facilities and when he returned to his seat.
 We need to break down these physical barriers or preconceive notions of people based on their external appearance or Bec of a few rotten apples who smell the loudest.
Title: Re: Random questions.
Post by: shulem92 on September 07, 2016, 12:52:06 AM<