Posts by Crusher138

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  • 'Stargate' Prequel Series Finishes Filming: Check Out This Sneak Peek

    12/16/2017 10:27:31 AM PST · 23 of 56
    Crusher138 to BenLurkin

    I loved Stargate - movies and series.

    This lost me in the first sentence:

    1. Digital Platform - something else I gotta subscribe to? Give me a break.

    2. 10 minute episodes - Really? That’s a long commercial.

    3. MGM - That entertainment powerhouse?

    I’ll give it as much attention as I have the new Star Trek series...zero.

  • How Apple Watch saved one man's life -- and how it's empowering him after his heart attack

    12/15/2017 3:59:34 PM PST · 20 of 24
    Crusher138 to BykrBayb
    What app do you use to monitor your sleep?

    AutoSleep

  • How Apple Watch saved one man's life -- and how it's empowering him after his heart attack

    12/15/2017 2:42:18 PM PST · 16 of 24
    Crusher138 to ProtectOurFreedom
    How long did it take you to get used to the machine?

    Not as long as I thought I would. Just a couple of days to adjust the straps and pressure and I was good to go. Still a pain to have to put it on, but I seem to actually drift off faster with it on than I did without it.

    Are you using a mask?

    Yep. Covers nose and mouth. I have BAD apnea and need a lot of pressure.

    Did you see improvements quickly?

    Almost immediately. According to my Watch I now sleep soundly - no more mysterious "waking" activity. My heart rate is lower at night. I wake up more refreshed. I used to hit a "wall" at 3:00pm everyday, where I just really wanted to take a nap. No more. I still have energy at the end of the workday and if I have to work late, I still get home feeling awake.

  • How Apple Watch saved one man's life -- and how it's empowering him after his heart attack

    12/15/2017 1:38:10 PM PST · 6 of 24
    Crusher138 to Puppage

    My Watch can go three days without charging.

    I put it on the charger for about 20 minutes every morning while I shower and get dressed. It is back to 100% with that little charge.

    I have gone away for a long weekend, Friday through Sunday, forgot my charger, and it was still working when we got home Sunday night.

  • How Apple Watch saved one man's life -- and how it's empowering him after his heart attack

    12/15/2017 1:35:21 PM PST · 5 of 24
    Crusher138 to House Atreides

    My Apple Watch saved my life.

    The wife always said I snored and she suspected I had sleep apnea. After I got my Watch I downloaded a sleep monitoring app to prove her wrong.

    The app said I woke up many times during the night, something I had no recollection of.

    So with this information in hand, I saw a sleep specialist, who set up a sleep study.

    The results were surprising. I had an average of 93 apnea episodes an hour. Worse, they were a mix of obstructive and central apnea. Central Apnea is a neurological disorder when, basically, your brain forgets how to breath.

    I was in imminent danger of dying every night and didn’t know it.

    They have me on a CPAP machine now, assisted with oxygen, and I sleep like a baby, less than 5 episodes an hour on average.

    Would have never done the sleep study had it not been for the Apple Watch.

  • Chicken Wing Spot Prices Collapse 30% As NFL Protests Take Their Toll

    12/15/2017 10:00:15 AM PST · 43 of 52
    Crusher138 to blam

    Not very long ago a local restaurant would have $.25 wing days. That was half their usual price. We’re talking maybe 9 years ago.

    Just went to the same restaurant and ordered the small basket, which has 10 wings - $9.95. One little thing of blue cheese included, if you wanted a second one they charged $1.

    I can’t think of anything else in the food business that has at least doubled in the past 9 years. If I do my math right that is an 8% increase per year. Outrageous.

    About time the price came down.

  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 5:46:04 PM PST · 118 of 123
    Crusher138 to SoFloFreeper

    This is pretty much a non-story.

    400 franchisers protest.

    Out of 44,758.

    My math says that is less than 1%.

    They must be shaking in their boots over at corporate.

  • Net neutrality is dead

    12/14/2017 3:02:57 PM PST · 109 of 127
    Crusher138 to heterosupremacist

    For those of you who say you only have one or two sources of internet, look harder.

    Nearly everywhere has both a phone company and a cable company. Both types offer internet access.

    Look to your cell phone company. Depending on where you live, your cell provider may offer home based internet.

    Satellite internet blows chunks, but it is available in most places.

    Here in the Albuquerque area we have New Mexico WiMaxx which is internet over radio signals to your home or business. I have the 10MB plan for $40 a month here at the office. It carries our 2 VOIP lines just fine and our internet access. We stream a lot of music and watch movies quite a bit. Works fine.

    Point is, while the super fast (super expensive) internet may be have limited options, depending on your needs, there may be cheaper options for your access.

    Check out...

    https://www.inmyarea.com/high-speed?gclid=Cj0KCQiA38jRBRCQARIsACEqIetOlbmIkQXgEWKIXkkcgjoscXnLzg0zvsQqdHFsyd4GU1QoK17OzmgaAnKKEALw_wcB

  • Struggling Subway is now facing a franchisee revolt

    12/14/2017 8:48:30 AM PST · 73 of 123
    Crusher138 to SoFloFreeper

    I have a friend that owns several Subway franchises.

    She says that it is impossible to make any money owning just one. At two she cleared about $25K a year. With three she makes about $50K.

    A lot has to do with the inventory you are forced to purchase and how much you pay for it. She can shift supplies and food from store to store to make it work, but even then she still has to hit up a supermarket now and then for basics she runs out of and can’t get replacements in time. Supposedly if she is caught doing this she could have her franchise yanked.

    My wife and sister both looked into getting a Subway franchise at different times. Thankfully they both had a stroke of sanity before doing so!

  • Senior Disney music executive, 58, is charged with three counts (tr)

    12/13/2017 3:02:41 PM PST · 52 of 53
    Crusher138 to TonyM

    While “Gay Days” is a very real thing, it is not “sponsored” by Disney.

    This does not stop Disney from stocking the stores on Main Street with characters wearing red t-shirts and lots and lots of rainbows during the first week of June.

    They don’t “sponsor” it, but they sure as heck don’t discourage it either.

  • Cecile Richards: Time for Women to Start Bragging About Their Abortions, Don’t be "Ashamed"

    12/13/2017 11:01:10 AM PST · 24 of 27
    Crusher138 to Zakeet

    Every morning I get up half-expecting to hear about a massive nuclear attack on our country.

    Our sin has become so entrenched, it is held up as virtue.

    The judgement that we have earned is going to be deep and devastating and we won’t see it coming.

    When Revelation doesn’t mention anything like the USA in the end times, I fear for our nation.

  • Can We Be Honest About Women?

    12/13/2017 9:15:08 AM PST · 56 of 143
    Crusher138 to x1stcav

    I was at a business Christmas party last night. A female friend greeted me with a big hug. I quipped that we’d better stop or I might be charged with sexual harassment. She smile and said “I certainly hope so...”

    Traps...are...everywhere...

  • HEAVY ALABAMA TURNOUT

    12/12/2017 9:30:54 AM PST · 212 of 398
    Crusher138 to M Kehoe

    The MSM is doing it’s best to throw it for Jones.

    I heard a commentator on the radio say that a high turnout is bad for Moore because it indicates a fired up Democrat opposition. In the same breath, they actually said that a low turnout would be good for Moore because it would mean that the Democrats were disillusioned.

    So early reports of high turnout (which were predictable considering the nature of the election), coupled with this “news” report are supposed to keep Republicans home.

    Yeah, right.

    Bastards.

  • Fox News Host Slams GOP Support For Roy Moore: ‘I Hope The Guy Loses’

    12/12/2017 9:01:13 AM PST · 75 of 78
    Crusher138 to NKP_Vet

    Politics is ugly.

    The Democrats win because they feel that their agenda is more important than ANYTHING. Bill Clinton could have raped a 14 year old while being recorded on video tape and they would have still supported him. The AGENDA (and thus the Party) is of ultimate importance.

    The Republicans lose because they do not understand this. They would rather keep their “integrity” and lose, than suck it up and win.

    It is an unfortunate fact that those who put politics first will always win in the game of politics. It is like the house edge in a casino. The Republicans may win a hand or two, but unless they change their mindset, the Democrats will win in the end.

    If you have convinced yourself that the other side is absolute evil, what won’t you do to stop them? The Democrats see the Republicans as absolute evil, thus anything - lying, bribery, blackmail, even treason - is acceptable in fighting the “ultimate” evil.

  • Principal Who Screamed at Pro-Life Teen: “I Don’t Give a S— What Jesus Says” Says His Life’s Been...

    12/11/2017 10:57:16 AM PST · 102 of 154
    Crusher138 to Morgana

    So I just had to check out other news sources on this, mostly to see if I could find out who the heck Logan is...

    Anyway, I found that students had presented to the school board a petition with 50,000 signatures, supposedly from students (according to one report), supporting this guy because he is such a great educator. Funny thing, the Downingtown Area School district, which he was a part of, only has 12,000 students.

    A Go Fund Me page was set up in support of this paragon of education seven months ago with a goal to raise $10K. To this date they have raised $7,880. In seven months. Heck, if everyone who signed the petition had only given him $.20 each he would have reach the goal.

    If you need a reminder on just how much the left viscerally hates us, just go read the comments on the Go Fund Me page and on the YouTube videos.

    The left is mentally ill.

  • Trump Accusers Open Up to Megyn Kelly: ‘Left Me Feeling Very Gross, Very Dirty’

    12/11/2017 9:14:41 AM PST · 59 of 163
    Crusher138 to be-baw

    When I was 6, this would have been 1968 or so, my parents took the family to see the dress rehearsal for the Miss USA Pageant (I think that was the one).

    Anyway, they get to the point where the girls are practicing the walk during the bathing suit competition. They did it without music so the girls could hear the instructions.

    As the girls walked onto the stage, 6 year old me says, at the top of my lungs...

    “What, no bikinis?”

    There was a moment of silence then, the entire place, including the girls, cracked up. It was a good minute until every one could compose themselves enough to continue.

    I guess I will never be President...

  • NBC Fires Matt Lauer for Sexual Misconduct, but the Worst Is Yet to Come

    11/29/2017 1:13:31 PM PST · 106 of 142
    Crusher138 to Obadiah
    I have been falsely accused twice.

    Once by a former employee who, before working for us, was a GLOW wrestler. Since she looked like a guy, was stronger and bigger than me, and could crack me like a walnut, it was a ridiculous accusation. In her legal complaint she accused every male in management of sexual harassment and racial bigotry. It was a transparent extortion and our lawyers saw to it she walked away empty handed.

    The second time was for a misunderstanding. The employee came in Monday morning complaining of a neck injury. I simply asked “What were you doing that caused that?” She got a look on her face like I had said something horrible and filed a complaint with the owner of the company. In the investigation she could not identify what I had said that was offensive, only that my “tone” was offensive. I was clueless about what she was talking about. My wife finally had to clue me in that she thought I was referring to vigorous oral sex. That had never crossed my mind. I actually had thought she may have gone to the new trampoline park in town. Needless to say, my boss (a female) agreed with me that there was nothing to it and the matter was dropped.

    In today's atmosphere, I doubt that I would have had as easy a time of it, although at the time in each instance I was scared crapless. I just hope that lives aren't being needlessly ruined by avarice or misunderstandings.

  • Burger King manager filmed screaming at customer for taking too long to order

    11/29/2017 10:59:27 AM PST · 53 of 54
    Crusher138 to moehoward
    We've been growing at an average of 10% a year, even during the O administration, so we are doing okay.

    The digital transfers we do in house are for stuff we can't do on the DTG. A guy just brought in 9 black 50/50 shirts he wanted a white sleeve print on. DTG can't print white on polyester, so I printed the transfers ourselves. One sheet of paper ($2.50) and a half hour later, job done. Client buys embroidery and promotional products from us fairly regularly, so I did it for $30. They got it the same day and are very happy. Not our “normal” business, but it is a flexibility we couldn't offer as just a screen printer.

    When starting my own company, I looked at what customers hated most about buying decorated apparel. Seems they really hate set up/screen charges, minimums, and delayed orders. We digitize in house, so we don't charge for embroidery digitizing on orders over $100. DTG requires no screens or set up. DTG allows us to do small “fill” orders without outrageously upcharging them and our entire shop is designed to turn orders over quickly, thus our name...Turbo Threads.

  • Burger King manager filmed screaming at customer for taking too long to order

    11/29/2017 9:37:05 AM PST · 51 of 54
    Crusher138 to moehoward

    We are just going to agree to disagree...

    DTG is slower to print, but not really an issue with smaller orders. Most methods of going from art to screen to print take hours. This is reduced to less than 5 minutes with DTG.

    We do a lot of small orders here. In Florida my average order was $850. Here in New Mexico it is $250. Same basic clientel - schools, small businesses, organizations - but just few people in them.

    As for less technical expertise...you are WAY off on that one. I’ve worked in both shops. Getting an untrained person printing (basic) in screen printing can take a couple of weeks. Getting someone to print good DTG, which basically requires you to be familiar with graphic arts programs, takes longer, especially if you have a machine that prints white. Someone who walks in off the street with enough graphic arts knowledge to run DTG would want more pay than the job is worth, so...

    For larger orders we use screen print transfers. I have an order from the city I just produced for about 300 pieces. Net cost of the transfers was $.28 each and you can print about 100 an hour, so the cost on those jobs is comparable to screen printing.

    Just to round things out, our newest baby is a printer that creates full color digital transfers. These are useful for those polyester items that DTG just can’t do.

  • Burger King manager filmed screaming at customer for taking too long to order

    11/29/2017 8:12:36 AM PST · 49 of 54
    Crusher138 to moehoward
    How much and how long. Most literally think it’s Xerox quick and cheap. - (yeah I know, DTG. But that is seriously limited).

    I was in screen printing for 19 years. When I started my own company in 2008, I went with DTG. While it can't do everything screen printing can do, it can do a lot that screen printing can't do.

    We have a lot of small businesses here in New Mexico and getting them to buy 36 t-shirts is a stretch. DTG allows me to print just a few, on demand, relatively quickly.

    DTG is more technical. You have to know what you are doing to create long lasting beautiful prints. In screen print production you can hire any numb-nuts to push a squeegee. You only need one guy who can set up the presses. In DTG the operator needs some computer expertise and knowledge of how the printer works, maintenance, etc.