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General Discussion (Public) / Winamp Music Player (HTML Based)
« on: August 12, 2020, 01:03:21 PM »
So I was on a Facebook thread today (shocking...) and saw a link for from which was a big blast form the past. I loved this thing so much clearly because the skins mode was insane.
I found a list of all the Federal Government's open-source projects.
United States / Tipping
« on: July 03, 2020, 02:07:16 PM »
So this is a VERY passionate topic of mine that I feel most people don't truly understand why or when is the right time or way to tip. Some people say you should tip only in some situation based on performance and some say you should all the time and every time. I started a website ( to start a survey study but I don't think I'm getting enough or the right data. So I figured the best way for me to collect information would yet again be this forum since we can quickly post articles on it and report data.

My biggest issue is not having a system to go by. If there's one thing I can't stand is trying to do the right thing then having someone get mad at me for still doing something wrong. This all stemmed from when I got hair cut in my teens. I was just starting to drive and I never really have had to tip anyone besides a waiter before. So After my haircut I paid then went to leave. The cashier made a nasty comment about a tip and I immediately felt bad and started to reach for my wallet. I felt like shamed and started to do the math in my head but before I could grab anything the lady at the register made a second comment REALLY loud and I thought pushed it too far so I left without tipping at that point. In this particular situation I don't feel bad after being yelled at but rule one with tipping is voluntary based on performance and treating me like that just lost any tip I was going to give. Needless to say I ALWAYS tip and feel great about it. I always usually tip above the average because to me it just makes sense.

So what is the right thing to do? I'm going to post my survey and update this thread with links that I find. This should be tipping based on the area and the type of service. I don't want to see opinions outside of the survey and just use articles we find.

There IS actually a regulated system "on the books" for this but before I go into that I want to collect the information I'd mentioned. I also just want this to be based on within the United States since I know in other places in the world it can be drastically different.

How to Tip Surveys:

International / Media Bias
« on: May 27, 2020, 12:53:02 PM »
One of the hardest things to understand is how to scale someone or a company's bias. We can feel it and think we see it but to truly be unbias to data. I'm going to compose a list of known sources that's sole job is to check sourcing I guess you can say.
General Discussion (Public) / Twitter Transparency with Government
« on: April 18, 2020, 05:05:08 PM »
So apparently Twitter is open about all the information they share with government. If you go to you can see it all. However the government apparently wants to block this now.
International / Corona Virus 2019-2020
« on: March 15, 2020, 03:07:50 PM »
So this has made national news and we're being overwhelmed with information. Anything worth posting please put in here regarding this subject. CodeBrosForums is mostly about technology but we do allow some other topics within their own subforums.

What is Corona Virus (also known as COVID-19)?:
According to the CDC, COVID-19 is known as a "novel coronavirus." On their website it reads, "A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold."

This virus is thought to be spread from person-to-person contact. So avoid crowds and make sure to avoid touching places like your face. Washing your hands properly is very important.

Even though chances of getting bad sick are low (as of this post) it's still good to keep the spreading of this as low as possible.
General Discussion (Public) / IoT Inspector - by Princeton
« on: November 29, 2019, 09:57:04 AM »
Wasn't exactly sure which section to post in. Princeton university students made a tool to see what's "spying" on you.

Hope fully they make it for other OS soon. Honestly, not sure why it was made for macOS first but my guess was for the smaller audience or the team that made it just liked that OS and want to see if people even caught on.
United States / Random text messages sent overnight 11072019
« on: November 08, 2019, 09:01:28 AM »
So I was hearing a few people had a bunch of random texts from people they have in their contacts randomly texting them overnight. I received one too from a buddy (aka Anthony lol). When I sent him a screen shot, he said it wasn't him. Anyone hear anything out there? It was all SMS texts and between 2:30a-4a EST.

This is all over the news now... something fishy was definitely going on.
General Discussion (Public) / LIFX Bulbs Firmware update 3.50 issue
« on: September 19, 2019, 04:02:28 PM »
Almost a year ago I posted a thread about my Lifx smart bulbs not working and now I'm having a new issue after the latest update. The update came out about a week ago. I think it firmware version 3.50 and my White A19 and Dusk A19 bulbs were working amazing since the update in December 2018 but ever since about a week ago September 2019 they only work locally. I can control them fairly ok inside my home but as soon as my phone is off the wifi they appear to be disconnected. My girlfriend is home at the sametime and her phone controls them so I know it has to be a cloud issue. My Google Home account sees maybe one bulb here and there but mostly keeps failing. The dusk bulb seems to stay on the most but not consistent. The dusk is on a timer in the app and sometimes wonít change and sometimes will. My wifi is super strong and all the bulbs on are the same wifi as they were before. Iím a computer technician and Iíve installed a ton of your bulbs without an issue. All signs point to this being a cloud issue. I posted about it in the Lifx Community so hopefully I get a reply.
United States / Cheap Prescription Drugs
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:01:47 PM »
I was at the doctors office and on the TV they mentioned this website on The View.
...which then forwards to...
United States / Product Recalls
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:34:16 PM »
Figured recalls are a good one to track.
United States / Gun Laws
« on: June 01, 2019, 10:57:59 AM »
General Discussion (Public) / Sup...
« on: May 24, 2019, 11:28:51 AM »
I'm kinda bored.. what's everyone up to?
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