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Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #501977 by Goofy girl
Mar 30, 2010 10:26am
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but in my town we do have one light that says "No right on red"

WHAT is this Red Light everyone is speaking of?

deniserows
in a town with NO traffic lights.
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #501986 by OhanaTribe
Mar 30, 2010 10:30am
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What gets me about the whole "right turn on red" issue is that the law states the turns are allowed to, not that you have to turn right on red.

As annoying as I find it to be behind someone who doesn't choose to turn right on red when they could, it annoys me more to be behind someone else who *honks* at the person who doesn't wish to turn. It's all about comfort zones. There are some intersections around here where I don't feel comfortable myself making that right--visibility issues and higher speeds on the roads and what-have-you.

Yes, all the buses in Buncombe County, NC, must stop at railroad tracks and are not allowed to turn right on red. They also aren't allowed to go faster than 45-50 on the highways, I believe.

Knit Wit
Hockanum flood
Board: State: Connecticut
Mar 30, 2010 10:39am
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For those of you living or boxing in Manchester- have you seen the flooding of the Hockanum River by East Cahtolic HS? I have never seen it flood like this! The boxes that are there are completely submerged! I mean, it's almost rising to the road!
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502006 by knit wit
Mar 30, 2010 10:44am
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I don't feel comfortable myself making that right-

that would be crimsophobia you are experiencing.

We may not be able to buy beer on Sundays but we can turn left on red when it's a one-way to a one-way.
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502008 by speedsquare
Mar 30, 2010 10:49am
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We may not be able to buy beer on Sundays

And why would you want beer on Sundays?

GG
***preacher's daughter in law***
Re: Hello California!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #501883 by DisneyFreak1101
Mar 30, 2010 10:51am
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I may have to take you up on information. My husband will be new to the USAF and so obviously we will be new to military life and all the ins and outs. We have no clue where we will be living yet, whether on or off base. Where are you heading to?
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502008 by speedsquare
Mar 30, 2010 10:52am
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I love being able to turn left on red an one-way streets. I feel like such a rebel! ;-)
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502009 by Goofy girl
Mar 30, 2010 10:56am
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And why would you want beer on Sundays?

Maybe to make it through the sermon.

GJ
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #501992 by wassamatta u
Mar 30, 2010 11:11am
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I scanned the article quickly and yep, I did misread it -- my goof. That's what I get for deciding to forgo the coffee today!

~OTribe
*who will no longer attempt to speed read without her a cuppa joe first*
Re: Comment Date
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #501943 by Kirbert
Mar 30, 2010 11:12am
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Shouldn't the comment fit among the list of comments in the same order as the find? With the same date?

Not necessarily. People can type anything they want as the find date. If someone comes along months after the actual find, there's nothing that guarantees they'll type in the actual find date and not let it just default to today's date. Then how am I supposed to sort it? It doesn't really matter how the list gets sorted--there's absolutely no way I can insure that the comments are ordered in the same order that the boxes were found.

Since so many people have agreed with you, I've gone ahead and changed the code to record the "post date" so it's the same as the "find date," but you're just trading one problem for another. The way it is now, you can't be sure what order the comments were listed (which you could before), but you still can't be sure that they're listed in the same order that people actually found the boxes. There's nothing I can do to guarantee that.

If you feel like a comment is misleading because it's out of order or incorrect, I'd just delete the comment and be done with it.

-- Ryan
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502012 by GreenJello
Mar 30, 2010 11:14am
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Maybe to make it through the sermon.

Depends on who's preaching at our church. Sometimes I just need a pillow. LOL
Re: Spring Break!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #502003 by speedsquare
Mar 30, 2010 11:23am
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Yea. We spent a lot of Euro's on smushing machines. Here it usually cost .51 cents to make one. Over there it cost anywhere from 1.35 to 2.75 each! Not to mention the cost for whatever attraction the machine was in. (Like getting to the top of a tower, or inside a castle, or to pay for a spot in a parking garage so you could wander around the old town square looking in every nook and cranny for the machine only to find the little shop closed for the day or season!!)
In the Czech Republic they actually had little slugs that you squished instead of real currancy. They were kept in a little cup on top of the machine. Luckily, I thought they were cute so I grabbed a couple of extras, because the next machine we went to had an empty cup.
And 90% of them were hand cranked! 10 turns around, every time! And Jim just stood there and watched me. :)
There were some I couldn't get because it wasn't tourist season quite yet. I'm hoping I can put in a request on the website and someone can get them for me.
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #501959 by Seagull
Mar 30, 2010 11:26am
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Texas doesn't have a right on red law?I wonder which states do. It could be confusing to travelers.We have right on red here in Maine.

Right on red is usually allowed unless posted or its a red arrow, but you do have to stop! Right now the departments are hurting for money so there's a lot of "silly" tickets going around. Watch out for cameras too, quite a bit of those going up for speeders and red light runners.
Re: When cheese racing goes wrong
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #501865 by Green Tortuga
Mar 30, 2010 11:49am
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OMG... it looks like WASSA!!!!

Wendy
Re: When cheese racing goes wrong
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #502018 by Wendy
Mar 30, 2010 11:51am
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OMG... it looks like WASSA!!!!

The resemblance is purely coincidental, I assure you. *whistling nonchalantly*
Re: Hello California!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #501872 by Shoafsters
Mar 30, 2010 11:53am
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If you ever get up to the San Francisco/Eastbay area... give a shout!

Wendy
Re: When cheese racing goes wrong
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #502019 by wassamatta u
Mar 30, 2010 11:56am
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That sounds like a pretty "cheesy" nonchalant whistle there my friend!!!!

Tee Hee,
Wendy
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #501940 by Oliver and Company
Mar 30, 2010 12:05pm
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I know the feeling - I went out the the professional Art Supply store in the city to pick up an order of Pink Stuff - got a deal buying it by the box, I could have had it shipped but I figured I would "save even more by saving on the shipping" only to end up with a $30.00 parking ticket - Arghhhhhhhhhhh!
Re: Happy Cake Day!!!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #501932 by Goofy girl
Mar 30, 2010 12:11pm
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Thanks for the fun party!! You always know how to have a good time. :)
~Tiger Pride
Re: Costly Box
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #502006 by knit wit
Mar 30, 2010 12:16pm
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There are some intersections around here where I don't feel comfortable myself making that right--visibility issues and higher speeds on the roads and what-have-you.

It's just like unprotected lefts. Some people aren't comfortable, some people have terrible depth-perception. It happens. It does annoy me being behind them, but it's not the end of the world.

However, there was an intersection at home in California where people felt perfectly comfortable ignoring the "No Right Turn on Red" sign. It was onto a road with 4 lanes in each direction, with a posted speed limit of 50 mph (so obviously people were often going 60+), with a hill to your left as you sat waiting to make your right turn. Doing *that* could be the end of your world, and I never understood why so many people felt the need to do it.
Re: So Glad
Board: Weight Watching Boxers
Reply to: #501870 by Green Tortuga
Mar 30, 2010 12:16pm
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thanks Ryan. Every bit of support helps!!!
Re: what is a "mystery box"?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #501989 by TheTealRabbit
Mar 30, 2010 12:17pm
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This website has a tutorial and a glossary of terms. There is also another helpful site located at http://www.letterboxing.info that also has a very useful glossary and a section on "getting started".

MM
Re: Hello California!!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #502010 by Shoafsters
Mar 30, 2010 12:18pm
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We don't know where we're going yet. We should find out any day now. Feel free to AQ message me about anything. I'll do my best to answer whatever questions you have. Do you know what your husband will be doing at Edwards?
~DisneyFreak1101
Re: DWTS
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Reply to: #501939 by Oliver and Company
Mar 30, 2010 12:21pm
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Buzz should be the first to go, but he won't. He'll be there for at least a few weeks. I feel bad for Kate. I thought she would've been better. I can't believe that Nicole got two 10s on the second week. Has that ever happened before??
Re: Spring Break!
Board: State: Ohio
Reply to: #501973 by Mn8X
Mar 30, 2010 12:33pm
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That's so awesome! I thought about planting a box in Naples, Italy, but I never got time to actually do it.
Spring Break!
Board: State: Ohio
Mar 30, 2010 12:37pm
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Geesh MN8X when you take a trip...you take a TRIP! Good for you!
Re: typos!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #499192 by fearlesscolon
Mar 30, 2010 12:39pm
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I suspect a unance is a typo error, disguising itself as a nuance.
Re: Glitch?
Board: Virtuals
Reply to: #501942 by Bobguyman
Mar 30, 2010 1:09pm
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I went back later and noticed it had not changed back to unavailable and I tried to change it to unavailable just as I had before... Still isn't working... Can we fix this?

Sorry 'bout that. Should be working now!

-- Ryan
Carne Machaca Recipe
Board: Food For Thought
Mar 30, 2010 1:09pm
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Does anyone have a authentic and tried recipe for Carne Machaca or fajita meat? Also looking for a recipe on how to make tamales...
Planning a Mexican party and would love authentic recipes.. My favorite food in the world!

thanks
humngbrdwchr
Another "new" rule....
Board: Virtuals
Mar 30, 2010 1:11pm
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Just in case it's not obvious, no, it is not okay to use the same image over and over again in your virtuals. While I realize that I may have never stated this as an official rule in the past, I thought it was pretty obvious that the intent was that each virtual gets a different image as a "prize."

-- Ryan