See, this is why nobody laughed at my Predator t-shirt at Allentown.
Quoted from CaryCarmichael:
I am very sorry, I know what you're talking about. I pushed off buying the engagement ring (and therefore put off the engagement) with my girlfriend to purchase the Predator Pinball Machine. I saved up, and bought her the ring the next year, and we are getting married this summer.
I too am getting married this summer, to a pinhead. I proposed at the beginning of the year but without a ring, knowing darn well I knew nothing about jewelry and she never wears any so I had nothing to go on. We're kinda plain that way on purpose - no jewelry, cable TV, air conditioning, etc.
So after she said yes, I took her ring shopping to figure out what she wanted. After the first store, when we got back to the car she expressed her sticker shock and said, "Wouldn't you rather buy an AC/DC? The ring can wait..." She got the ring instead.
Congrats to you & yours!
Quoted from Manic:
But seriously dude... no AC in PA??? There just might be more entertaining ways to punish your new wife
Actually we frequently enjoy Jay's AC over at PinCrossing, which is a pleasant 20 min drive through the forest from us. It is, however, one of the machines that will eventually be on location here. =)
Gonna start with an EM though, I finally decided. Work my way up while I refresh my soldering skills.
edit: oh wait, you meant air conditioning, not AC/DC. lol yeah i broke that habit about 6 years ago. a dehumidifier and a fan, man... you don't sweat nearly as much once your body acclimates to it.
LEO and FBI are not going to do the legwork on what sounds to them like a civil case rather than criminal because they have priorities and this isn't one of them. Major applause for Enaud and his efforts - sounds like the fuse may finally be lit.
Quoted from jonnyo:
Amish people don't play pinball.
They're only allowed to play Bagatelle.
You made me flash back to growing up in Lancaster county PA... most of the guys I remember competing with for time on the pinball machines back then were old-order Amish & Mennonite kids, smoking and cussing in Dutch. A-holes would set lit cigs down on the arcade machine buttons and forget about them so many machines had buttons that looked like the burnt cheese on a pizza. They were all older than me but all of us were on bicycles. =) Also not unusual to find a bunch of Amish bikes hidden behind a bar with a table full of Amish kids crushing pitchers of beer in the dimmest corner near the back door. They rock out pretty hard until they join the church.
Quoted from Excalabur:
Minor correction: German. The "Dutch" in "Pennsylvania Dutch" is "Deutch", i.e. German.
Low German, to be precise. I'm aware and speak a little just from living here. High German speakers visit and get frustrated I'd imagine about as much as 2nd-3rd generation Mexican-Americans do with Spanglish. I suck at pretty much every language but the one I use every day and the one I make my paycheck in.
Quoted from Excalabur:
A lot of 'em don't, at least up in Canada. They run away at some point. A fair number come crawling back when they realise what the modern world actually is, mind.
Those are the ones that tried to do it elsewhere. I lived near the ones who didn't.
Quoted from fosaisu:
Was this in 1959? They really should consider bumping up the dollars credited per day served, taxpayers paying hundreds a day to house someone on a two-bit traffic violation seems like a pretty poor use of resources.
Nothing about correctional facilities makes financial sense. Unless you're a publicly traded company who runs for-profit prisons of course, but don't get me started on that.
I'm glad I don't know the current rate but I did know a guy who got sent to the county prison for inability to pay his fines (drug and DUI stuff) about a dozen years ago and I think he was getting $25 credit per day. Conversely I've heard if you're not indigent, the same county prison tacks roughly the same amount per day that you're incarcerated onto your balance of fines and costs. No idea how true that is but obviously the 'guests' aren't bearing even a fraction of the actual costs.
We went the unlimited tech route at first too, until I caught the young'n under her bunkbed watching Minecraft porn. Now the firewall blacklist is updated and no unsupervised interweb nonsense.
At least send 'em an email, make sure they know how many cans of Duster is too many! They've all got laptops, right?
Hoo boy, I'd almost forgotten that historic exhibit y'all got over in Petersburg. Where'd all that ole come from if not the enormous pressures caused by a world-wide flood?
Quoted from goingincirclez:
Parts of this state - such as where my in-laws live - look like they've hardly changed since 1958. Which is kinda awesome on one hand and horrifying on the other. People continually vote and act against their own self-interests. Our one stubborn senator continues to ride on the coattails of an auto plant he got built 30 flipping years ago - what has he done for anyone since?
Ever read any Joe Bageant? I have a feeling you'd find him interesting...
Quoted from ZNET:
Arguably, the Russian language sentence does what Communist Russian culture dictates, i.e. it emphasizes the action as the primarily important component of the thought. The fact that a boy is doing the pinball playing is subordinate and incidental to the pinball playing activity itself.
In contrast, the English sentence places the emphasis on the fact that there's a boy as the subject and that this boy is engaged in an activity (playing pinball). As Americans (and unlike Russian culture), we celebrate individual rights and the uniqueness of the individual.
I've heard this line of reasoning before. The only problem with it is that the grammatical structures of those languages evolved that way prior to the ideologies you associated with them. One could argue that the form influenced the mentality at least as much as the other way 'round.
Quoted from multibrawlr:
Now he's raising a little pinball wizard of his own.
Quoted from GravitaR:
I bet the mother of the child begs to differ on that.
I'm gonna guess that GravitaR read that as "on his own" rather than "of his own".
Quoted from Drewscruis:
On the cheap side say $50 cab, $50 used lcd monitor $50 for a 60 in 1 board, maybe $100 to tie it all together (hardware,controls, graphics, paint) so you could start at $250 and go up from there slightly depending on components. or if the cab came with a working monitor subtract the $50 for the lcd monitor. I figure somewhere between $200-$350. Say you average that, $275 comes out to roughly 250 multi games for $70k.
Those are best possible materials costs, I haven't seen assembled ones sell for less than $750 new so probably more like 100 games to hit that $70K number. Not implausible to me.
Quoted from desertT1:
Are there even enough locations in that area to support 100 arcade games? I'd imagine you could talk to a dozen people and you should be able to find out a few spots if that was the case.
I wouldn't think so but in talking to a few people who run those things on route, I find they tend to be secretive or flat out liars about it most of the time. Probably because the software is unlicensed and they're very much a grey-market item.
Man, this guy is just driving around in the cornfield. Ehhh, never responded to my voicemail. Ehhh, was gonna but waited for a response to my email. Ehhh, I know you don't have to but thought it would be common courtesy. Didn't want to cause undue prejudice, uhhh. We incurred expenses, uhh, relied on the debtor.
What kind of lawyer talks or thinks like this?
Always fun when people start telling the judge what rights they think they have and how perceive those rights being violated.
Quoted from wizard_mode:
Gotta wonder if that was a comment with hidden meaning...
I don't think she's clever enough to hide a meaning. She doesn't seem to be able to find meaning either.
I too feel the judge is being a bit too lenient but I have to assume he knows what he's doing. He doesn't seem fooled by the noise.
Quoted from investingdad:
Which happens a lot.
I was selling a car quite a few years ago to a kid with a buddy at the notary place. His buddy asked him how much he wanted to buy my car for on the paperwork.
I told both of them I wasn't signing anything that was false and what they did after I left was on them.
One can only imagine how that went down after my departure.
I think PA even has a form the notary makes you sign if the selling price is way off the value of the vehicle, essentially saying "I promise I'm not lying about the sale price to avoid sales tax."
(dad was a notary for many years)
I'm only halfway through, your Honor, but she sounds flustered. I can't help but think she's nervous and near tears, your Honor.
We "lauded" Keith and he "relished" it though, your Honor. On Pinside, your Honor.
"Which my clients couldn't, weren't going to respond to because they didn't even respond to the complaint. So it's basically that they knew there would be no response to it and then just put whatever I feel like in there, that's what it feels like your Honor."
Like arguing with my wife.
Quoted from Roostking:
Downvoted only because transfers of money dont always indicate questionable intent. Some people don't want the govt in their business. Spot on otherwise.
This is true, but it's kind of like how running from the police doesn't make you guilty. You wind up looking guilty if you have mud on your shoes.
Christ, this dumpster is like one of those gag birthday candles that just keeps relighting itself.
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