TyCobb's forum posts

#1 Edited by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

I know how you feel. When I first moved out, I snagged an apartment. It was great for the first 2 months. Then a bunch of douche-bag teens / early-twenty-somethings moved in upstairs. My apartment would constantly smell like weed and worst of it all was the most concentrated part was in my closet with my clothes.

Luckily they got evicted 3 months later for destroying a closet door. However, 8 months later a really shitty family moved in and it smelled like weed again.

You are in a sticky situation because you don't know who exactly it is. My guess though -- it is the person right above you. In my old building there were pot smokers to my left, top-left, and right. It never smelled until the people directly above me smoked. Maybe that will help narrow it down for you? How long have you been there? Have you watched people move-in/out from your building? You can try to eliminate people by thinking that the new tenants aren't the cause or think if it started after someone moved in.

#2 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

Thumbtacks.

#3 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

@htr10: I see it no different than sites like StackOverflow. I am not going to do someone else's homework (especially having shown zero effort in trying to solve it =P ). Peez's answer was the most appropriate as I like to think that leading someone to come up with a solution is much more valuable than actually telling them the solution.

#4 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

@blu3v3nom07: I don't know why, but I absolutely love that video. I saved it so I could I reply to that in work emails. Thanks for the Christmas present.

#5 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

Half-Life series.

#6 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

@trafalgarlaw said:

It's still unclear what exactly happened but I doubt Brown had to die for it. If Brown was really as violent as the media have tried to portray him as, and Brown really did try something harmful to the police officer, he could have been shot in one of his legs. Why did he have to be shot fatally? It seems there just isn't any restraint and there is always a kill or get killed mentality present with the American cops.

To be fair there is no guarantee that a shot to the leg wouldn't have led to a death anyway. Bullets do weird things when they enter the better and it could've ricocheted off of bones or whatever.

Cops are trained to shoot center mass. If they aren't shooting to stop then they definitely do not have a justified reason to shoot to begin with. They don't shoot to kill; they either shoot to stop or shoot to live (depending on the scenario). Please note that what I typed is in no way directed at anything that happened in Ferguson -- just what cops are trained to do in general.

#7 Edited by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

You obviously have the money if you were considering $1,000 for a guitar (not including an amp) as your first one. Get a guitar for $300-$400 and a small amp for $150.

Unless things have changed with Squier over the past decade, they are nothing but trash. I would look at Ibanez or Schecter.

Take what I say with a grain of salt as I play bass, not guitar, but I have never heard anything positive about Squier guitars.

#8 Edited by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

Luckily I still own a PS2 and the game. Sucks that I didn't have the Steam version installed to archive. Went to go turn off updates as suggested and saw it wasn't installed =/

#9 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

@troll93 said:

Wait, in the US do your previous employers have to pay unemployment benefits or are these all "Unjustified Dismissal" and works comp law suits?

Here, you have up to 2 years of leaving your previous job to file for unemployment. You get up to 2 full years of getting paid as if you were working your previous job; so basically whatever wages you got is what your previous employer has to pay you..... to not work at all. Theoretically you use this time as a cushion to finding your next job, but the majority slack off until the last couple of months.

You don't get your previous wages. You get a calculated amount which caps at $450 a week. It's all based on how much you made and how long you have been with the company (length doesn't factor price, but term of unemployment I believe).

http://www.edd.ca.gov/pdf_pub_ctr/de1275a.pdf

Page 7 has the start of the table.

#10 Posted by TyCobb (1999 posts) -

@somedelicook: That's fucked. And I thought California couldn't get any shittier with unemployment. Just keep opening up those coffers California.... drive our ass even more in debt.....