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Trouble getting to the forum. Anyone else? by Raydar
Started on: 03-19-2016 09:51 AM
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It makes you wonder WTF they think their job is...



Writing tickets and raising revenue with a little corruption on the side.
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Report this Post03-21-2016 12:04 PM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by jaskispyder:
It gets back to priorities. Want more police coverage? Want more room in the prison? Then support those efforts when it comes up for a vote. Now that may mean your taxes will go up.

I lived in an area where my neighbor would complain about crime (well, encroachment from another city), but said he would never support a tax hike to hire more township officers. So... what do you do at that point? You have limited staff to cover a very large area and if crime increases, they will not be able to handle all the calls.

Where I live now, police coverage is good and crime is managed.


No, no, no. Their priorities are tickets. Easy, quick things. They don't do detective work. There is no revenue in recovering lost cars, or acting as a safety office, etc. So, they harass the general public they're supposed to be protecting.

We pay them for a job. Now they need to do it. If they spent less time sitting parked burning up my tax dollars for hours, or with their car running outside while they eat lunch, or didn't constantly buy new cars, I'd be more inclined to believe that they need money. They blow what they get. We could raise it any amount, and nothing would improve.

Oh, and them driving a new vehicle with less than 50K miles on it is ridiculous. Come see me when they hit 200K miles, and the car is 5 years old.
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Head on down to a city meeting and voice your concern over local police...

Don't detectives do "detective" work?

Where do they trade in vehicles with less than 50k ?? The ones I have seen are high mileage, worn out.


 
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No, no, no. Their priorities are tickets. Easy, quick things. They don't do detective work. There is no revenue in recovering lost cars, or acting as a safety office, etc. So, they harass the general public they're supposed to be protecting.

We pay them for a job. Now they need to do it. If they spent less time sitting parked burning up my tax dollars for hours, or with their car running outside while they eat lunch, or didn't constantly buy new cars, I'd be more inclined to believe that they need money. They blow what they get. We could raise it any amount, and nothing would improve.

Oh, and them driving a new vehicle with less than 50K miles on it is ridiculous. Come see me when they hit 200K miles, and the car is 5 years old.


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Head on down to a city meeting and voice your concern over local police...

Don't detectives do "detective" work?

Where do they trade in vehicles with less than 50k ?? The ones I have seen are high mileage, worn out.




Making the rounds to various donut shop can really pack on the miles.
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There are police cars at local dealerships. Sedans, SUVs. They sell almost immediately. For $10-13K, you can pick up a nice year-old Tahoe with police package.

I went to the only meeting they allowed the public to attend. The police told us to leave our cars unlocked to cut down on damage to our cars. They also suggested we drive old, ugly cars and keep our valuables in our house. I said that then the thieves would just break into our house. The police chief shrugged and said the decision is up to us, but it's a risk you take. We just wanted them to patrol through our neighborhood on a weekly rotation. They refused. We homeowners share a patrol. We caught one guy. No more breakins.

Whatever Cliff did, the site is back to normal.

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Report this Post03-21-2016 08:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Back on topic for a moment......anybody getting a slowdown? It has been running fine for me
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I had 1 hiccup today but that could have been at my end.

Other than that its been working fine.
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Noticing some slowdown today again.....hummmm
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Seems to be running fine for me. But my cable (TV) has been acting up. (dropouts and pixellation) I wouldn't be surprised if it affected my internet traffic, too.

 
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...These individuals paid for an ivy-league education out of their pocket money.
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I'd be happy to let them pay for replacement kneecaps out of their pocket money, too.
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Report this Post04-08-2016 11:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Thunderstruck GTSend a Private Message to Thunderstruck GTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did anyone else notice that this place crapped out again last night?

Everywhere else I went on the internet was fine but this forum became "unobtainium" late evening.

Seems okay now.

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Report this Post04-08-2016 11:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for tsharkSend a Private Message to tsharkEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yes. I just went elsewhere.
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Report this Post04-08-2016 05:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Yup. I figured something was up with it last night...no issues on any other sites other than PFF. First time I couldn't get onto it. Since I had nothing else to do, I went to bed.
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Noticed it too. Seems to be fine, now.
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Yes, another DDoS attack. Problem was it happened while it was the middle of the night here so I wasn't able to (try to) stop it.
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Cliff: Thanks for keeping it running! Sorry about the work you have to do in regard to the intrusions. To 99% of us, only a minor bump in the road.
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Cliff: Thanks for keeping it running! Sorry about the work you have to do in regard to the intrusions. To 99% of us, only a minor bump in the road.


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Originally posted by Cliff Pennock:

Yes, another DDoS attack. Problem was it happened while it was the middle of the night here so I wasn't able to (try to) stop it.


Serious question... What can you do to try to stop it?

I would imagine that it would be difficult to control something external to your site, unless you just block inbound IPs or shut down ports. Or restrict by other "rules". (For example, our software, at work, just bans everything with a ".nl" address. Dammit. )

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Report this Post04-11-2016 07:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

This is a totally different subject, but I'm hoping it'll catch Cliff's eye if he's monitoring this thread.

Cliff, why is the following Google-cached PFF thread, Throttle body experiment by mcguiver3 impossible to find within PFF itself?

Does the thread not actually exist any longer? And if not... why not?
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It's Mark Zuckerberg finally trying to put an end to the Facebook vs. Forum wars.
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Report this Post04-14-2016 07:30 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

It's very difficult to open a forum page right now. It more often than not simply time's out.
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It's very difficult to open a forum page right now. It more often than not simply time's out.

Very?

 
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Originally posted by Patrick:


Then there's something else going on with your configuration/connection/internet service, as PFF normally opens up very quickly for me every time it's accessed.

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I don't really understand your point.

I had commented that at that particular moment it was very difficult for me to access PFF... when normally it isn't. Therefore it was rather unusual.

That's a little bit different than what you had posted regarding your own experiences here.

 
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I've always found PFF to be slow...



[EDIT] And if you're going to quote me, please don't put words in the quote box that I didn't actually post. The correct quote can be found Here. Thank-you.

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I don't really understand your point.



Obviously. It never stops you though, does it?
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Whatever...
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