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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    I was in SoCal last week (Inland Empire area) for a pinball tournament - my GPS kept locating me in San Francisco.

    I turned off use wifi to determine location and it stopped. Must have been picking up someone's wifi using a proxy or VPN or something.
    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Pretty sure those are two unrelated issues. It seems portable/pop-up cell towers are dumb about their physical location unless they're told/corrected. I repeatedly have had my phone tell me that I am in Detroit the whole time I am inside the McCormick Place in Chicago for the Chicago Auto Show.

    It's my understanding that cell phones get their location data from cell towers, and wifi is only used to "fine tune" the location, but never for the named location. (Again, my Google Maps always placed me within McCormick, Verizon forced my phone to think I was in Detroit for the weather widget.)


    As for Spartan, yes, my GMail filters were wack for a couple days, and still *kinda* are, but it is almost like it was. My biggest issues is that GMail notifications are delayed to my phone (it's been an issue with every smartphone I've had, despite data-saver disabling), and during that time notifications were delayed by hours (worse than normal).

    My Nest notifications were also delayed by over a half hour (nothing like getting a notification of someone at the door and watching yourself come home a half hour earlier). The Nest app was live so it wasn't an internet upload issue to Google, just Google fu**ing with their settings.


    I'm really starting to get annoyed with Google tweaking settings without any notice. Or any ability to report feedback. I'm a little too deep into their sh** nowadays for them to still act like everything is a Beta Test...
    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    That seems right. I was inside basically a warehouse with gobs of computers/multimedia/streaming setups running - probably couldn't pull a strong enough GPS signal so went with the next strongest thing, which was probably proxied through SF somehow.

    First noticed it on my weather widget as well.

    I use manual refresh on my e-mail because I don't like my phone pinging 80,727 times a day - if I'm expecting something important I'll check for it.
    I don't care about any of this.


    WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PINBALL TOURNAMENT?!?!?!
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by aparch View Post
    Pretty sure those are two unrelated issues. It seems portable/pop-up cell towers are dumb about their physical location unless they're told/corrected. I repeatedly have had my phone tell me that I am in Detroit the whole time I am inside the McCormick Place in Chicago for the Chicago Auto Show.

    It's my understanding that cell phones get their location data from cell towers, and wifi is only used to "fine tune" the location, but never for the named location. (Again, my Google Maps always placed me within McCormick, Verizon forced my phone to think I was in Detroit for the weather widget.)


    As for Spartan, yes, my GMail filters were wack for a couple days, and still *kinda* are, but it is almost like it was. My biggest issues is that GMail notifications are delayed to my phone (it's been an issue with every smartphone I've had, despite data-saver disabling), and during that time notifications were delayed by hours (worse than normal).

    My Nest notifications were also delayed by over a half hour (nothing like getting a notification of someone at the door and watching yourself come home a half hour earlier). The Nest app was live so it wasn't an internet upload issue to Google, just Google fu**ing with their settings.


    I'm really starting to get annoyed with Google tweaking settings without any notice. Or any ability to report feedback. I'm a little too deep into their sh** nowadays for them to still act like everything is a Beta Test...
    I still remember when gmail used to be an exchange account you setup on your iPhone. It was awesome. Instant push notifications. Then around the EOL of iPhone 5 they announced no new setups would be allowed on phones but older phones with existing accounts would still work. I've switched over to the Gmail app finally. The search function is just way too good to not use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    I don't care about any of this.


    WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PINBALL TOURNAMENT?!?!?!
    Haha when I saw what you bolded I had a feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Haha when I saw what you bolded I had a feeling.
    You can't throw a lede like that out there in a post, then leave us hanging. I mean, C'mon.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by SJHovey View Post
    You can't throw a lede like that out there in a post, then leave us hanging. I mean, C'mon.
    I see my humblebrag has worked to perfection.

    I've been playing competitively for about a year now. Mostly weekly/monthly tournaments around Denver and on occasion Fort Collins, but decided to treat myself and fly out to California for INDISC in Banning.

    Did pretty well - solid performance in the open tournament and came a few qualifying points away from qualifying for the finals in one of the classics tournaments.

    Pretty sweet setup - the main bank of games had cameras over the playfields and giant monitors on the wall above them so you could watch others play.

    I can keep geeking out if desired.
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    Pinbot in play? KISS? Tornado?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slap Shot View Post
    Pinbot in play? KISS? Tornado?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Not in the selection this time.

    The Open

    F14
    Indy 500
    BKSoR pro
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    Banzai Run
    Radical
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    Scared Stiff
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    Class of 1812
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    Classics (13-16 games):

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    Black Pyramid
    Comet
    Cosmic Princess
    Dolly Parton
    Force II
    Flash
    Frontier
    Jungle Queen
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    Jungle Queen was my favorite. I wonder how many quarters I dumped into that machine.
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Happy New Year. Same old ****. Leave admin screwed up my paycheck again.

    I think they should let those of us who have better attention to detail than the bureaucracy manage our own leaves. It would be more work, but less stress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Has anyone else's Gmail filter been going haywire the last week? All of a sudden things that are clearly ads and were previously put into the "promotional" category have been making their way into the primary inbox.

    And the other way, I've had some regular emails going to promotional. At first I thought it could be that they used their work email, but it was their personal email so that shouldn't have had any triggers to move it out of the regular inbox.
    Mine has, right after credit bureau monitoring told me my email address has been found on the dark web.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Mine has, right after credit bureau monitoring told me my email address has been found on the dark web.
    Thatís fun. So far itís just been ads for services Iím already signed up for, so while annoying I donít think thereís anything nefarious.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    Has anyone else's Gmail filter been going haywire the last week? All of a sudden things that are clearly ads and were previously put into the "promotional" category have been making their way into the primary inbox.

    And the other way, I've had some regular emails going to promotional. At first I thought it could be that they used their work email, but it was their personal email so that shouldn't have had any triggers to move it out of the regular inbox.
    I've been getting Plenty Of Fish/OK Cupid messages in my inbox, while important email has been going to "promotions."
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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    wouldn't it be nice if 'hide post' on Facebook actually hid the post?

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    It usually does....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    It usually does....?
    Kinda sorta, although I know FB on comp works different than on a smartphone. I have some ext's that don't work on smartphone.
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    Yeah but you donít need on to hide a post. Thatís native.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Rube View Post
    Kinda sorta, although I know FB on comp works different than on a smartphone. I have some ext's that don't work on smartphone.
    I'd say one of out every 5 works for me, regardless of how I'm accessing it.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    Wouldn't it be nice if my phone would stop asking me if I wanted to use the App vs Chrome 'just once or always' but ignores the always and asks every time.

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    Re: Gear Grinding 9: I Need a Wine!

    FB group for book lovers, 50,000 members, thousands of posts. Some newbie joins and says.. "does anyone have any good book recommendations?"

    oh for ****'s sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jen View Post
    FB group for book lovers, 50,000 members, thousands of posts. Some newbie joins and says.. "does anyone have any good book recommendations?"

    oh for ****'s sake.
    This is why I quit the FB group "Beer People." It was unbearable. "ZOMG has anyone tried Surly Darkness?! It's the bestest!"
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