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Watch the interview at 3:02. I'm dying, boys
The fact that they subtitled him is funny af, too. His English is pretty good
Just about finished with a room I have been renovating. Got some help from some of the guys in here a few months back and just wanted to share some before/after pictures
Looks wonderful. I really miss having a house to work on. I hate apartment living and not being able to make nice changes to the place.
4" + base trim 👌
@John O - No, the lights are Edison bulbs. Probably why the photos turned out the way they did.
Thanks everyone! I’m really excited about the way it turned out. I love this type of work. In another life I would be flipping houses.
@Deleted User Looks great! But I couldn't help but notice that the original color was teal.
Looks fantastic. Very nice.
That hardwood floor looks really nice now.
Atta guy Nathan
Hi. New to the server. If anyone needs help with any kind of research, I'm your goy. I have a lot of experience in it and I even enjoy it oddly enough. This extends out to school essays, work related, or even anything out of general curiosity. Any subject as long as I don't need a degree to grasp the basic concept. I can write you(within reason and with digression) any paper/article, and other kinds of research assignments. I also excel at photo shop. Advice and suggestions are free. Real work is cheap. DM me if you are interested.
@Deleted UserWow,absolutley Gorgeous! Quality work indeed,especially love that cherry color floor😍❤
If anyone has ambitions for being an Ironwork, I can get full books right now without going through an apprenticeship. It’s a limited time opportunity and if anyone is in the trade they know how hard the Ironworkers Union is to get into. You basically have to know someone. If anyone in interested, DM me. There is a fee for the book but your investment will be payed for in 2 weeks.
How awesome is that? I've run into a few of these over the years around downtown Louisville. It's almost hard to believe they are still there. Hitch post.
There used to be a lot in Danville I'm not sure if they still are or not
Oh cool, I never saw any in the areas I've worked. I'm surprised that there are still some in Louisville.
If anyone needs automotive help or is interested in pursuing it as a trade, feel free to dm me. Im an ASE master tech with over a decade in the industry and theres not a whole lot I dont know 👌
Does anyone have experience in real estate?
Yeah, I Believe we have people who can help. @everyone ^^
@Warren H I know some basics. basically a wholesaler makes a quick profit on a real estate transaction. they are able to source a property for well below market value and then mark it up and sell it usually to a flipper or other type of investor. it is basically a form of arbitrage. I suggest you read biggerpockets.com if you are interested in learning more about real estate
@Zyzz will do thanks. I've wanted to learn more about it and I've found a few potential leads on properties in my area that could be profitable. I'm just not sure I trust myself to start doing it yet
It’s basically what’s called an assignment of contract.
You’re getting the property for a “wholesale” price then assigning it at a higher price.
I’ve been a wholesaler for years. There are individuals who wholesale with no money that must assign their contracts but their fee to their buyer is written on the assignment so most of the time it’s low. There are also larger wholesale companies you can work as an agent for. They will provide the leads. They will not assign contracts. Instead, they “double-close”, closing both the acquisition and the sale on the same day. Company actually buys the property but the money is risked for only a few minutes or hours while a title company does both closings. Find a shady title company and they will fund your purchase with your buyer’s funds to eliminate risk.
In general I don’t like wholesaling because the best deals are found by ripping people off who are in a desperate situation. “Stealing” property.
I'm not looking to rip anyone off. I want to make money by serving as a solution to their problem. They have a property they need to get rid of fast and we can both make money. If wholesaling is shady and scamming then I don't want to do that.
The Surprisingly Solid Mathematical Case of the Tin Foil Hat Gun Prepper
Or, “Who Needs an AR-15 Anyway?”
@Warren H#1406 finding a wholesale property is what any real estate investor wants. It is business. It’s not scamming, it’s not shady, it’s just world of business and if you get cracked by someone else, it’s your fault for not knowing any better.
Yeah I love it! I learned how to drive a Semi today. I've got to practice quite a bit more but I've got the basics. I've learned more useful life skills in a week here than I did in the last 6 years.
Did someone call me? 🤔
Sorry I was calling someone else and miss clicked
Oh no worries.
L. Love. That song.
I was pocket posting there for a second. I had to put my phone away because I'm actually still at work.
Where I come from lot's of wheat fields and cows.
We have about 900,000 people in the state and 3.6 million cattle.
Sounds like hamburger heaven.
I have an issue I could Use some help with. I have a drain that goes underground to the sewer system from the side of my house where a storm gutter used to be hooked up to it and the bilge pump from my basement. It looks like a bunch of leaves have gotten stuck down inside it over the years, and I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for me for how to clear it. The only thing I could think of was a plumbing snake.
I really need to get it cleared because the bilge pump now just drains off to the side of my house and has made a muddy mess outside.
@Deleted User snake, air compressor, or leaf blower. How far down is the clog?
Or shop vac
@Deleted User you should check to make sure it's not blocked at the road, back in the late 70s early 80s around here they blocked the run off into the local sewer system because of lead paint and asbestos.
But if they never did that in your area then @Deleted User has the right idea, if that doesn't work you might have to dig it up, the pipe could have collapsed.
@Deleted User you should also check with you city. Some places only allow you to pump to the sewer during the winter. If you need to pump to your lawn get a long plastic hose and punch a few holes along the length to distribute the water over a larger area. I use my bilge water to water my bushes and garden.
I think it’s just leaves. I can see some of them. I am going to pull what I can out and then get one of those rubber attachments for the garden hose that fills up until it’s snug in the drain and flushed the clog out.
I've never tried one of those, but if it's cheaper than renting a snake it would be a good place to start troubleshooting your problem. You'll find out if it's "soft" blockage or if there is something more going on.
If all else fails and you don't want to call a plumber you could go buy 4" corrugated pipe and run it yourself, from your sump to the sewer. Rent a ditch witch which will make it cake digging that trench.
Keeping in mind you have to run the pipe on a slight grade so the water will move away from your foundation.
I'd just like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to call 811 before they dig
Great advice brother
So, back on 03/12/2018, I paid a plumber to clear my laundry room floor drain, because it was backing up. Well, it just started backing up again, only two months later. Not sure what it could be. I put a lint trap on the laundry hose, so it is not like a bunch of lint has been collecting in the pipes - and even if it were, it's only been two months. Normally, it has taken a year or longer before the pipe began backing up again.
Hey can someone send an invite for this server to Martin - IL?
So, back on 03/12/2018, I paid a plumber to clear my laundry room floor drain, because it was backing up. Well, it just started backing up again, only two months later. Not sure what it could be. I put a lint trap on the laundry hose, so it is not like a bunch of lint has been collecting in the pipes - and even if it were, it's only been two months. Normally, it has taken a year or longer before the pipe began backing up again. There is also a lint trap on the basin drain. I put a quarter-sized circular piece of rubber on it, to slow the flow of water, but it still backs up. The water that comes does retreat eventualy, but there should be no water coming up again this soon.
Wish I could help, but I don’t know much about plumbing.
Assuming the pipe is under ground it is possible it has been decaying over the years and finally collapsed
@Rick call the plumber again and tell him what happened. Ask him if he'll come out for free
I'm not a plumber, I'm to skinny. Sorry.
But what John said is probably a place to start, they didn't fix your issue.
We need a plumber around these parts
@RevStench No, the dryer has a flexible tube that extends from the from back of the dryer directly outside.
Imagine working in a plywood factory all day
Any factory, really
Factory work looks absolutely brootal
Yeah, that looks like a terrible place to work. I bet it's a lot more automated these days.
The second part of the video shows a modern factory. I was referring to that one. It looks way too monotonous
I got to what looked like the end and turned it off to quick. Still looks like a terrible place to work, I wonder how many sheets they produce a shift.
Factory work is not my thing, I have nothing but respect for the people who do it, I'd go mad. I enjoy the fresh air and freedom swinging a hammer has brought me haha.
On a different note, I found this guy on YouTube a few months ago. He has one series in particular that I'm very interested in. He's building a spec home. Anyone who is at all interested in that sort of thing, I highly recommend this guy. He's very knowledgeable, well spoken, and is always doing interesting things
That's pretty cool, thanks for sharing this.
@John O - bro we can set you up on a nice cheap piece of land up here to build you one of those on!
One of these days
Would be an honor to have you.
Grain bins need to be leveled in order to allow air to flow properly through the grain and prevent rotting. Bins keep getting bigger but a few guys with scoop shovels are still the preferred method.
Needless to say I will not be lifting tonight.
Here's one we leveled earlier.
And here is a picture of our bin site
It's been fairly good so far this year. We are right on the edge of the High Plains also known as the Great American Desert. Its dryer than the farms around where I grew up but everything is growing so far.
Who here is good with digital audio?
Nice fog the last few days
@here I need some assistance in the marketing of a children’s theater production of Snow White
@John O - It's pretty nice. Clean job site, tight security and job safety
@RevStench @John O - The plumber came out on Tuesday. He snaked the line again and determined that the pipe is broken and sand is leaking into the pipe, which is causing it to drain slowly. I am going to have to replace the pipe that starts at the basement floor and leads to the main sewer line, which is fine. It will be about $1,000.00 or so. In the meanwhile, when running loads of laundry, I have to let it drain about a third of the cycle, then stop and let the water take its time through the pipe. This means that I cannot just put a load of laundry and let it go on its own, without water backing up. For now it is just an inconvevnience and quality of life issue.
Oh man, that's a bummer. So the break is under the house and not outside, where you could dig it up and splice it?
How old is your house?
That sucks, though. I want to live in concrete slab houses because of hurricanes, but the downside is you can't fix pipes
Can anyone guide me on renting an apartment for the first time?
@NeoRealist I’ve rented several since moving out of my folks home a few years back. What questions do you have about it?
First thing I’d do is figure out your budget. How much of your monthly income can you currently allocate to rent and utilities?
I'm looking fairly cheap
Do a quick look on Craigslist, are local rents properties in your area within a reasonable rental price?
I was living in California a few months ago and it was a nightmare in my area thwre
Some general advice I can give you to look for in potential rentals: I’ve always been good at conserving water and electricity, so sometimes a place that includes utilities in the price might not be cheaper in the long run
Since I'm 18, a first time renter, and I don't have much (if any) credit, am I even able to rent?
I’ve never had a problem with that tbh, my credit isn’t amazing but it’s not bad either, and I’ve never been shut down because of it
What about my age?
At the end of the day, if you can show you’re an individual of upstanding character, can hold a job and pay the rent on time, age probably won’t be a factor.
But be aware that every landlord has their own biases.
Plenty of rental listings I’ve seen over the years explicitly state what type of renter they’re looking for. Like “single student, no pets” etc
Start doing what you can now to build your credit. It’ll only help you down the road
@NeoRealist you have several options. You can rent a room from a family, under the table or rent an apartment where they would ask about your credit etc. If you can show pay stubs proving you're making enough money to pay rent without worry you should be good
@NeoRealist where are you looking? In major metro areas it can be a bit harder. Here in New York you often have to prove that you make 40x rent in a year
Someone told me that in Chicago you have to show proof that you have 5x rent in a bank account
I love manufacturing, have worked in it for 7 years. Many of the operator level jobs can suck, but there’s nice things about it too. You have a direct impact on daily production, which is mentally rewarding. Driving forklifts is awesome, IMO. The high pace of the work is enjoyable if that’s your personality. Being proud of building something that everyone consumes is nice. Learning how things work, optimizing processes, setting up rigorous safety standards is like planning a military exercise.
@NeoRealist if you can pay for a few months upfront, your credit doesn’t matter.
Also, looking people in the eye, explaining your situation, explaining your attitude, and shaking their hand goes a long way.
What about the income requirements?
Don't you have to prove you make at least 2x the rent
It doesn't have to be income necessarily, but that's the most common way. For example, say you got rich off Bitcoin and have six million dollars in your bank account, but are unemployed. Your bank statement should be enough in that scenario.
Or you could show a pay stub to prove you earn enough money. They may ask for references to verify as well.
If you have a good relationship with your parents you could have one of them cosign.
Would it be worth starting a music server to discuss how to play instruments
I could contribute, I’m pretty good at making music and production
I could help out to I make electronic music and was in a death metal band
We could make an IE theme song lol
I've been thinking of that, too
Just startes to post selling my jewelry on Poshmark,got 2 down Baroque pearls,but will uave more variety in styles and prices to go. Wish me luck!😁💎👑
@Grossly IncandescentThankyou! Gonna take some time loading it all,lol
So we've been working on the historic State Arsenal for about 2 years making the outside look absolutely gorgeous. On the inside they expanded the exhibit area because some fella died and donated his firearm collection to the National Guard. I didn't get any pictures of the work we did because I was blown away by how many firearms this guy had. This is just a small fraction.
If it's inappropriate I'll delete it, but I fell like some of you can appreciate it.
He even had a prototype bazooka.
That's just a few of the machine guns, I didn't even get to the pistols
Man I'm in heaven here
Crazy how many firearms this guy had. He was some hot shot expert on firearms, it's wild he donated everything.
We could use an #armory channel. New investigative report shows Sig Sauer KNEW their guns were not drop-safe and kept selling them anyway.
"When gun manufacturer Sig Sauer was about to land a massive deal in 2016 to supply the US Army with a new pistol, the military made a disturbing discovery during testing. If dropped at a certain angle, the gun would go off by itself. The company won the deal last year anyway, then fixed the guns before shipping them.
The Army’s apparent endorsement helped make a nearly identical Sig Sauer pistol, the P320, a popular choice for police departments and the general public. But for several months, **the company sold its commercial version of the gun without the fix it had made for the military**, a CNN investigation has found."
That would be against the rules
@Deleted User @RevStench thanks for calling me into this. Rule 8 is stated:
>8 - Weapons
No discussion of weaponry of any kind is permitted on the server. Discussion of historical artifacts, in a historical context, where those artifacts happen to be weapons, is permitted as long as this is not used as a proxy for discussion of how those weapons may be put to actual use.
I wouldn't make exceptions to the rule but based on what you pointed out I do not see @RevStench 's collection as an exception but rather entirely within the rule since it is a discussion where the weapons are historical artifacts and clearly labeled as so.
My only suggestion is that the collection go into the new <#454627229654056963> channel under the Academics section. It didn't exist before since I was considering history suitable for the humanities channel but it probably deserves its own spot.
Cool, thanks, I just wanted to make sure that fell within the rules.
@celticflame yeah it's a crazy collection. I looked up the guy George M Chinn, interesting life that guy lived.
Also good luck on your little business, how's the uploading going?😃
@RevStenchthanks,i bet it was. Well uploading still has a while to go,have been busy with other stuff,so need to get back to
it soon,lol. But thanks!
still have a ton to upload,lol
@RevStench that's all packed pretty tight and takes awhile to upload and describe each one... so ya,gonna take a bit longer,lol😂
Oh wow, you're going to be busy haha
@RevStench I didn’t realize the collection was a Chinns. Colonel chinn probably had a hand in designing a lot of those weapons.
He designed the Mk 19 grenade launcher. Which I didn't get a picture of haha.
He had an interesting life.
Brick layers should always have jeans and knee pads
I’ve done some brick laying, not a fan
80 degrees basically is what they are crying about? The Brits need to harden up.
Oh they're Brits. Makes sense now. I'm surprised that they don't have to wear hijabs to please their new masters.
I'm sure a headscarf is more comfortable than a hard hat anyway.
What the fuck kinda construction job has a dress code? I get shoe and hard hat requirements, but no shorts is just dumb. Also agree that they need knee pads on.
Maybe I just never did that kinda work with a reputable place.
I work on huge commercial projects
I have to wear pants and steel toes as well as high visibility shirts. Some sites also require hard hats. In my opinion I never work in shorts don’t believe shorts make a huge difference temperature wise.
I think it depends on where you are. I wear shorts all summer. I'd heat stroke walking into work if I didn't. Alabama Summers are like a damp oven.
Nah mang, Central Florida here. Mandatory pants, mandatory hardhat, mandatory steel toes. I usually wear long sleeve shirts when I work outside
I am in ky today was 95 and 90% humidity.
And that is the norm for this time of year.
Yeah hot. But jeans all year long. I wear these Lee Khaki jean like pants on really hot days. They breath, but I don't have a uniform, but jeans and pocket T's. But it comes down to safety, my boots have a metal plate in the sole, I don't want a 100 year old nail, well any nail to go in my leg or foot, or get cut by something on the leg.
I think @John O - probably has it the worst, daily rain turns FL into a sauna. And those Brits in that article are crying over 80°. 😁
Hey guys what is a good VPN to use?
With the new service, is this getting swapped over in all it's glory?
@RevStench There are already skills channels. I think since I own this server there is a way I could backfill RocketChat's skills channels with the discussion here, I will be looking into it
For sure. 💯
@everyone Anyone interested in buying an architectural woodworking firm?
Anyone here heard of asktrim.com? It’s apparently an AI bot that will negotiate down your internet bill (among other things) for a cut of your savings. I just set it up and it appears like it will save me about $14/mo.
I can’t help but feel like Comcast and AskTrim are conspiring to raise the rates behind the scenes, though.
Not to mention it requires connecting your bank account and a credit card.
@NuclearReactionary You're better off calling up and threatening to jump ship. I don't think they're colluding for this reason.
A lot of the people who answer your questions online regarding billing and lowering the price on your account are based in the Philippines and Indian, so they stick to a script. If you know what buttons to press, they will respond in predictable ways, meaning AI is perfect. If they lost you as a customer, it hurts their KPIS, so it is in their best interest to offer a reduced rate.
Pajeet vs Skynet AI
Any of y'all do any bushcraft or woodsman stuff? Thinking about that as a channel as I cook my dinner over a fire 😉
We got that covered
ooh i see
anyone in here work in mining or large-scale demolition?
I put spar varnish on a tree root yesterday. Doing Boomer shit feels good
Haha very nice
I didn't think a varnished tree root would look nice as it does. Good job.
Thanks, homie. I'm going to put a few more coats on later
Boys, I had a great arts and crafts weekend
Thems good eatin
Man, deep fry those those guys for some nice chicken nuggets!
Which channel is most relevant to welding?
I make skateboards, but the floor manager of the company I share shop space with has offered to teach me to weld.
Feel like welding could open up more opportunities for me as the skateboarding industry is terrible and mostly employs people who plan on dying young and childless.
I love watching This Old House
Does anyone here know anything about software patent law?
I have an application that I've been working on in my free time for debian server management. I want to have it patented under my personal name and be able to distribute it in an open, initially free, manner and then later monetize it once its gone through most of its growing pains.
Im mostly just looking for general info on the process. Time span, cost, paperwork, etc
and if I release publicly before I have it patented or white its patent pending will that inhibit my ability to patent it?