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    SkyDrive has changed their name to OneDrive, and if you sign up you get 7 gigs free. I guess I'm a convert as I use OneDrive as my main depository (repository?) for personal files, and Dropbox for professional files to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    SkyDrive has changed their name to OneDrive, and if you sign up you get 7 gigs free. I guess I'm a convert as I use OneDrive as my main depository for personal files, and Dropbox for professional files to share.
    And it is buggy as hell. What a disastrous roll-out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    And it is buggy as hell. What a disastrous roll-out.
    I guess I'm not up-to-date. I withdraw my recommendation.

    What's the problem with OneDrive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I guess I'm not up-to-date. I withdraw my recommendation.

    What's the problem with OneDrive?
    I use OneNote and store all of my notebooks on my SkyDrive (now OneDrive) account on the cloud. Completely stopped working today. I spent several hours trying to fix it. Nothing but error messages.
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    i've had a bunch of problems with skydrive's authentication server for quite a while. i finally just wrote a batch script to force kill the process, delete skydrive from the credential manager, and reopen whatever i was working in so i can manually login. i have to run it 2-3 times per day. it seems like the best solution for now.
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    Was reading some movie reviews for Locke and stumbled on this LA Times piece about "The Grand Pour":

    <http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-w...#axzz30d6HVucC>

    Behind the Grand Pour: Building L.A.'s new tallest tower



    Over the next three years, workers will raise the New Wilshire Grand tower 1,100 feet above the corner of Figueroa Street and Wilshire Boulevard. With an open promenade and an enormous swoop of glass above the entrance, this translucent airplane wing 73 stories tall promises to redefine architectural possibilities in a city not known for its tall buildings.

    Beneath its design is the engineering of what is arguably the most complicated high-rise ever built in the United States. Calculated to sway during powerful Santa Anas and absorb ground movement during the most severe earthquakes, it is wedded aesthetically and technically to the unique footprint of the region.

    [...]

    Let other skyscrapers in other cities be built upon piles and caissons driven into bedrock. The foundation for the Wilshire Grand is a concrete slab.

    Its specifications were drawn up by engineers, who after calculating the height and weight of the tower and the forces associated with earthquakes and windstorms, determined that it needed to contain 21,200 cubic yards of concrete and 7.1 million pounds of reinforcing steel ... 2,120 truckloads of concrete in a hole 18 feet deep and nearly two-thirds the size of a football field. It had to be poured without interruption in less than 30 hours.

    [...]

    Marchesano and his team had begun preparing nearly a year earlier: filing permits for street closures, having bus lines rerouted, ordering back-up equipment and calculating drive times.

    More than 350 workers would be on site, and 227 trucks on the road, looping from batch plants to downtown and back. Any glitch, injury, accident or freeway snarl would jeopardize the plan, and that wasn't even taking into account the weather. Rain or a heat wave could force delays.
    Fascinating read... especially for the engineers.
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    As I do every Thursday, I was perusing OUT, when I came across a nice little article. Robert Deniro talks about his gay father, in preparation for an upcoming HBO documentary.

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    This is grotty to the max, but just like with any submarine wreck, you can't look away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    This is grotty to the max, but just like with any submarine wreck, you can't look away.
    Two points:
    A) I always thought it was grody. However, I can't recall ever writing that word, regardless of spelling
    2) Get that zappato junk, in some other thread. That was neither interesting, nor was there anything to read other than a few dumb comments at the bottom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walter Sobchak View Post
    Was reading some movie reviews for Locke and stumbled on this LA Times piece about "The Grand Pour":

    <http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-w...#axzz30d6HVucC>

    Fascinating read... especially for the engineers.
    I've been watching this go up. The cooling system mentioned in the article you linked reminds me of what was done with the Hoover Dam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Two points:
    A) I always thought it was grody. However, I can't recall ever recall writing that word, regardless of spelling
    Grody or grodie are both correct. Grotty is the diminutive form of the place where Hugh takes the bunnies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Grody or grodie are both correct. Grotty is the diminutive form of the place where Hugh takes the bunnies.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grotty
    See also: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=pwnage
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    That crap means nothing to me.
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    That crap means nothing to me.
    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/duh
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    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    Additionally, we're not British.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grotty
    Ain't it like most people, I'm no different. We love to talk on things we don't know about.

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    My friend is a reporter for public radio and NPR picked up a recent story of hers about the BYU bell tower that someone might find interesting. I just assumed it was all automated.
    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/17/332351...ing-nationwide
    I told him he was a goddamn Nazi Stormtrooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    My friend is a reporter for public radio and NPR picked up a recent story of hers about the BYU bell tower that someone might find interesting. I just assumed it was all automated.
    http://www.npr.org/2014/07/17/332351...ing-nationwide
    You are friends with Julie Rose? Up until she moved back to Utah a few months back she was in my stake, and worked for the public radio station here. I didn't know her well, only had one sustained conversation with her that I remember, but she seemed cool, and I liked a lot of the stories she did. She would occasionally work Mormon stuff into her stories.

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    Yeah. We hung out quite a bit in SLC and eventually became music festival buddies. Three Coachellas, a Sasquatch, and a Lollapolooza together. She's loads of fun, sharp as a tack, but a little too much energy for this cowboy. It was always fun to be surprised by one of her stories out of South Carolina. Especially during the election. She did a genealogy one too about how being able to trace yourself back to Adam is likely wrong that got some good press.
    I told him he was a goddamn Nazi Stormtrooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Yeah. We hung out quite a bit in SLC and eventually became music festival buddies. Three Coachellas, a Sasquatch, and a Lollapolooza together. She's loads of fun, sharp as a tack, but a little too much energy for this cowboy. It was always fun to be surprised by one of her stories out of South Carolina. Especially during the election. She did a genealogy one too about how being able to trace yourself back to Adam is likely wrong that got some good press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    Doh! Not sure why I got Charlotte mixed up with Charleston when I typed that. Sorry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clark Addison View Post
    I'd never forget you were from the same state as Petey Pablo!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I'd never forget you were from the same state as Petey Pablo!
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    Pretty much the greatest interview ever given.
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/cele...408/kanye-west
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Pretty much the greatest interview ever given.
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/cele...408/kanye-west
    MG, I hope you never lose your dinosaur.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Pretty much the greatest interview ever given.
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/cele...408/kanye-west
    You probably should read more interviews.

    or read, in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Juan Sun View Post
    MG, I hope you never lose your dinosaur.
    I lol'ed so many times, and that was definitely one of them. That interview is loaded with gems.
    So Russell...what do you love about music? To begin with, everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkGrace View Post
    Pretty much the greatest interview ever given.
    http://www.gq.com/entertainment/cele...408/kanye-west
    Love this about Kim in school:

    But you're mad because basically Kim is the type of girl that, her entire life, if you were in school with her, most people would be studying and up late nights, but for some reason she would have the skill set to go and grab the one book, turn to the exact page, and just magically say, "That's the exact answer." Or she could wink at the person who had done all the work and get it done anyway. And the point of life is getting shit done and being happy.
    I'm guessing she did more winking and less book grabbing.
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    I'm somewhat violating the unwritten rules of this thread, and posting videos This is series by Vice News, about the Islamic State; it is fascinating. Regardless of ones feelings about the middle east, this is well worth watching. https://news.vice.com/video/the-islamic-state-part-1


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