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post #38536 of 69233
someone done stole my photo!

...but they stole it for diabetes Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I now see it getting shared all around facebook between the cyclists...
I'm not sure how to respond.

On one hand, I took these photos for people to see pictures of themselves racing and don't mind (and am happy) if someone puts up the photo as their profile or something, especially if they at least say where they got it.

On the other hand...they've modified the photo and turned it into an advertisement. It may be an advertisement for an insiprational team of diabetic athletes but it is still an advertisement and they didn't even bother to leave a photo credit. I suppose I could watermark everything, but this shot cropped out the part of the image where the water mark would have been anyways.

I don't want to shit up their facebook post complaining about not at least getting credit...but I feel like I should at least contact them privately and express my concerns right?
post #38537 of 69233
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Bought a Danish dresser from Craigslist that had a glossy oil polyurethane finish. It's probably about thirty years old. I planned on refinishing it by chemically stripping the finish coat with steel wool, re-staining in a different color, and then sealing it with a satin polyurethane. I started today and noticed its going to be very difficult to remove the existing varnish with steel wool, because I suspect there are three coats of it on there. That leaves me with hand-sanding or power sanding, but the drawers have a veneer on top of solid wood, which risks sanding through. So I'll probably have to sand it by hand with a much finer grade paper that I'd want, which will take forever, and I'll have to do it outside in the cold over a couple days, bringing it back inside after each day. Otherwise it will get stolen. Once it's sanded, then it will probably need a coat of conditioner, two coats of stain, and then finishing sealer. We're talking a lot of work. ffffuuuu.gif

I love this type of work, but it is annoying as shit without a garage/workroom.
post #38538 of 69233
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Bought a Danish dresser from Craigslist that had a glossy oil polyurethane finish. It's probably about thirty years old. I planned on refinishing it by chemically stripping the finish coat with steel wool, re-staining in a different color, and then sealing it with a satin polyurethane. I started today and noticed its going to be very difficult to remove the existing varnish with steel wool, because I suspect there are three coats of it on there. That leaves me with hand-sanding or power sanding, but the drawers have a veneer on top of solid wood, which risks sanding through. So I'll probably have to sand it by hand with a much finer grade paper that I'd want, which will take forever, and I'll have to do it outside in the cold over a couple days, bringing it back inside after each day. Otherwise it will get stolen. Once it's sanded, then it will probably need a coat of conditioner, two coats of stain, and then finishing sealer. We're talking a lot of work. ffffuuuu.gif

Good on ya' Stephens. Restoring furniture is something I very much enjoy and hope you do too.
post #38539 of 69233
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

just couldn't go to fucking IKEA, could you?

What the fuck is this shit?
post #38540 of 69233
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Bought a Danish dresser from Craigslist that had a glossy oil polyurethane finish. It's probably about thirty years old. I planned on refinishing it by chemically stripping the finish coat with steel wool, re-staining in a different color, and then sealing it with a satin polyurethane. I started today and noticed its going to be very difficult to remove the existing varnish with steel wool, because I suspect there are three coats of it on there. That leaves me with hand-sanding or power sanding, but the drawers have a veneer on top of solid wood, which risks sanding through. So I'll probably have to sand it by hand with a much finer grade paper that I'd want, which will take forever, and I'll have to do it outside in the cold over a couple days, bringing it back inside after each day. Otherwise it will get stolen. Once it's sanded, then it will probably need a coat of conditioner, two coats of stain, and then finishing sealer. We're talking a lot of work. ffffuuuu.gif

What do you mean by "chemically stripping with steel wool"? Would a chemical stripper take off the outer finish by itself?
post #38541 of 69233
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Vad fan är det här skiten?

ftfy
post #38542 of 69233
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

someone done stole my photo!
...but they stole it for diabetes Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I now see it getting shared all around facebook between the cyclists...
I'm not sure how to respond.
On one hand, I took these photos for people to see pictures of themselves racing and don't mind (and am happy) if someone puts up the photo as their profile or something, especially if they at least say where they got it.
On the other hand...they've modified the photo and turned it into an advertisement. It may be an advertisement for an insiprational team of diabetic athletes but it is still an advertisement and they didn't even bother to leave a photo credit. I suppose I could watermark everything, but this shot cropped out the part of the image where the water mark would have been anyways.
I don't want to shit up their facebook post complaining about not at least getting credit...but I feel like I should at least contact them privately and express my concerns right?

...do you have diabetes?
post #38543 of 69233
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

running is like math.... some people just end up liking it... and some are just adverse to it.
I love running and all the other activities I do for fitness. I miss it when I take a break from it. Feels great.
post #38544 of 69233
There is a very important task at work that I have been responsible for in the past, but which I'm not responsible for this year. It has become crystal clear that the person responsible for it this year is unwilling to spend even the minimal effort required to do it right. Since the job is so important, and since I know how to do it, I decided (with the approval of the person above me in the hierarchy) to just do it my goddamn self. Even though I have one of the heaviest workloads in my department.

One thing I have noticed in work environments in general is that some people get things done and some don't. The ones who have reputations for getting things done end up with lots of work to do and those with reputations for dropping the ball end up with little work to do.
post #38545 of 69233
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

just got a call from one of my credit card companies. someone got a hold of one of my card numbers and charged about $1500.00 in the past few days.
thankfully the CC company is taking care of it, but its still a bit of a pain in the ass, and kind of disconcerting.
This has happened to me a couple times or so. Sorry it happened to you, but glad the bank intervened quickly.
post #38546 of 69233
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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post

This has happened to me a couple times or so. Sorry it happened to you, but glad the bank intervened quickly.

thanks, yeah they were on the ball. did you ever have to foot the bill, or did your CC companies take care of it?
post #38547 of 69233
In the government anti-fraud industry, we use the credit card industry as a role model. Less than one percent of all purchases are fraudulent, compared to 30% (conservatively) of all Medicaid/Medicare purchases. We're trying to implement the same sort of predictive algorhythmic analytics that they use. But since it's goverment, it's literally taken decades and full implementation is at least another decade away.
post #38548 of 69233
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

thanks, yeah they were on the ball. did you ever have to foot the bill, or did your CC companies take care of it?
you can't be held responsible for unauthorized charges on your credit card. it's Federal law.
post #38549 of 69233
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Originally Posted by FLMountainMan View Post

In the government anti-fraud industry, we use the credit card industry as a role model. Less than one percent of all purchases are fraudulent, compared to 30% (conservatively) of all Medicaid/Medicare purchases. We're trying to implement the same sort of predictive algorhythmic analytics that they use. But since it's goverment, it's literally taken decades and full implementation is at least another decade away.

quite interesting. good luck to you guys with that.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

you can't be held responsible for unauthorized charges on your credit card. it's Federal law.

did not know that. that is very good to know.
post #38550 of 69233
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Originally Posted by imatlas View Post

What do you mean by "chemically stripping with steel wool"? Would a chemical stripper take off the outer finish by itself?

By using a chemical product (like methylene chloride) which dissolves the hardened polyurethane so you can just lightly rub it off with steel wool. The benefit is that it allows the wood itself to keep its patina, because unlike traditional sanding, you're not using friction to remove the top surface of the wood to get to the pores in the wood grain which the polyurethane fills in. It's the preferred method for older furniture pieces because you get much better color and variance in grain that have developed over time, but if you have considerable amounts of polyurethane on the piece, it takes a considerable amount of chemicals to strip each successive layer, which makes it a huge fucking mess.
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