Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

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    someone done stole my photo!

    ...but they stole it for diabetes
    I now see it getting shared all around facebook between the cyclists...
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    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?
     


  2. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    I love this type of work, but it is annoying as shit without a garage/workroom.
     


  3. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Good on ya' Stephens. Restoring furniture is something I very much enjoy and hope you do too.
     


  4. StephenHero

    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    What the fuck is this shit?
     


  5. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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


  6. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    ftfy
     


  7. Gibonius

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    ...do you have diabetes?
     


  8. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I love running and all the other activities I do for fitness. I miss it when I take a break from it. Feels great.
     


  9. L'Incandescent

    L'Incandescent Senior member

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    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.
     


  10. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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


  11. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    thanks, yeah they were on the ball. did you ever have to foot the bill, or did your CC companies take care of it?
     


  12. FLMountainMan

    FLMountainMan White Hispanic

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    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.
     


  13. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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


  14. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    quite interesting. good luck to you guys with that.


    did not know that. that is very good to know.
     


  15. StephenHero

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    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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