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Old 06-04-20, 03:46 PM
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Look at that shameless display of leg pelt.
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you can tell by the shape of the leg
That too
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Old 06-04-20, 04:02 PM
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About every three months my debit card gets hacked. I’ve gotten to the point where I barely use it, and yet today it still got hacked. I used it once to get gas at sams club in the past week and I always check for scanners.

Im tired of people always trying to take what is not theirs.
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Old 06-04-20, 04:21 PM
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Another compelling reason to avoid the local MUPs. This was a mile from my house on Monday morning.

https://twitter.com/JohnMFlores/stat...160139267?s=20
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Old 06-04-20, 04:34 PM
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About every three months my debit card gets hacked. I’ve gotten to the point where I barely use it, and yet today it still got hacked. I used it once to get gas at sams club in the past week and I always check for scanners.

Im tired of people always trying to take what is not theirs.
I have an extremely minor stake in this, but debit cards are the debil. Credit cards are unbelievably safer. I would kill all debit card access to my accounts.
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I have an extremely minor stake in this, but debit cards are the debil. Credit cards are unbelievably safer. I would kill all debit card access to my accounts.

Yea, I’ve been cutting back on the use of it dramatically. I can’t believe the one time I used it, I get hacked. In the past someone used a wand on my wallet. I have one of those extra secure wallets now but who knows if it really works. My bank always fixes it. Just a pain in the ass.
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Old 06-04-20, 04:48 PM
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I have an extremely minor stake in this, but debit cards are the debil. Credit cards are unbelievably safer. I would kill all debit card access to my accounts.
It was maybe 5 years ago I stopped putting my debit cards in machines or handing them to waiters. It wasn't too long after that I made sure I was never using them to pay for anything online either. EVERYTHING goes through a credit card.
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Old 06-04-20, 05:31 PM
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I don't even have a debit card anymore. I don't keep large sums in my primary checking account anymore, either- it's strictly a funnel for savings and bills and any remainder that's left when the next paycheck posts goes to retirement (hah!) or investments.
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Old 06-04-20, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Another compelling reason to avoid the local MUPs. This was a mile from my house on Monday morning.

https://twitter.com/JohnMFlores/stat...160139267?s=20
Wow - what a ****** nozzle.

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Old 06-04-20, 05:57 PM
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About every three months my debit card gets hacked. I’ve gotten to the point where I barely use it, and yet today it still got hacked. I used it once to get gas at sams club in the past week and I always check for scanners.

Im tired of people always trying to take what is not theirs.
Same here. My Visa was hacked last summer and got a new one which was hacked two months later. When I got the third one, I threw it in a drawer though my wife did activate it. Anyway, I never used it and I got a notice the first of the year that it had been used twice at a grocery store and twice online. How the heck does that happen? I haven’t activated my newest one.
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Gutty effort on the lawn today. For the first time in three months, the church will congregate this weekend. But not in the building. Instead on said lawn. Those in attendance will have a quality cut lawn to admire during the service.

In a mysterious departure from 2020, I was sweating a lot today. Also got sunburned.

I did not sufficiently pre-hydrate. Had to hit the water hose twice instead of once. Sad.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:02 PM
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Meh, I live off my debit card. I never carry cash. I've been hacked 3 times. Its never been a problem. I point out which transactions are not mine. They put the money back. Send me a new card. Done. It is the only thing I like about bank of 'merica.
One time, a guy in New Jersey used a fake debit card with my info to buy 3 phones and pay off a couple different accounts. Almost 5k. Seeing how I live in Mi. And have not been to New Jersey in years, it was a problem...The best part was it was with my cell carrier. I got to call the store and tell the manager what was what. He was not happy.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:09 PM
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FYI gasoline taste mostly gone in 8 hours.
Filled the tank on my mower today. No siphon necessary.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:14 PM
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Filled the tank on my mower today. No siphon necessary.
I put a freshly charged battery in mine and got no gasoline taste in my mouth.
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What happened here? Did she squirt him with water or something?
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What happened here? Did she squirt him with water or something?
She was hanging protest flyers.

Whereas here, when I stopped to take that pic with the perspective distortion my fellow tri geek muppets saw me stopped and immediately asked if I was ok or needed anything.
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Old 06-04-20, 06:23 PM
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What happened here? Did she squirt him with water or something?
Twitter says they were putting up fliers commemorating George Floyd.
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Did datlas's Saturn run out of gas?
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha View Post
Another compelling reason to avoid the local MUPs. This was a mile from my house on Monday morning.

https://twitter.com/JohnMFlores/stat...160139267?s=20
What the effingus!? That’s on my way to work
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She was hanging protest flyers.
Imagine getting that bent over a non-threatening flyer. You people are way too wound up these days.
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Imagine getting that bent over a non-threatening flyer. You people are way too wound up these days.
What do you mean, "you people"?
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What do you mean, "you people"?
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Did datlas's Saturn run out of gas?

generator needed gas.
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Did datlas's Saturn run out of gas?
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generator needed gas.
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It hit 99 on my ride today. Average temperature was 98. It was worse than I actually thought it would be. I stuck to the shade but the heat zapped my energy pretty quickly. I kept down shifting to keep my cadence up and I cadence kept slowing down. At a certain point i just htfu and kept meshing at around 80 rpm usually I am at 98 to 105. I don’t think I’ll ride during the day when it’s that hot again.

Oh and more things to add to my ever growing amazon list.
Another bontrager cage
bottle that is actually insulated
white helmet.

My current helmet is black and at one point I think I could feel my head cooking.
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What do you mean, "you people"?
I hear bent-up anger can lead to high blood pressure or worse.

Just an FYI.
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