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Offline Natsinpwc

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« Reply #1950: November 20, 2023, 12:46:01 PM »
On the other hand some businesses give you cheaper if you pay cash.   Yes cash is harder to keep track of. Just  ask the IRS.

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« Reply #1951: November 20, 2023, 01:57:39 PM »
On the other hand some businesses give you cheaper if you pay cash.   Yes cash is harder to keep track of. Just  ask the IRS.

I'm increasingly seeing a 3% discount or so if I use a debit card instead of a credit card.

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« Reply #1952: November 20, 2023, 06:22:07 PM »
I'm increasingly seeing a 3% discount or so if I use a debit card instead of a credit card.

All of the small business owners I know have to pay a processing fee for credit cards but not debit.

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« Reply #1953: November 20, 2023, 07:27:51 PM »
All of the small business owners I know have to pay a processing fee for credit cards but not debit.

I had about $2,200 in car repairs last month. The dealer had a 3% surcharge if paying by credit card so that was a no-brainer. I paid in pennies. :)

(Actually, they accepted a debit card with no surcharge)

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« Reply #1954: November 20, 2023, 07:48:52 PM »
We’re moving soon.  Three percent added charge if credit card. They do Zelle so that will work.

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« Reply #1955: December 21, 2023, 12:17:21 PM »
Was walking my dog and just heard a ton of gunshots near the stadium. Sounded bad. Feel bad for the families going to Enchant tonight.

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« Reply #1956: December 21, 2023, 02:28:17 PM »
Was walking my dog and just heard a ton of gunshots near the stadium. Sounded bad. Feel bad for the families going to Enchant tonight.

Per Alan Henney on Twitter, at least four people were shot on the 1300 block of half street at O street.

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« Reply #1957: December 21, 2023, 02:30:27 PM »
Per Alan Henney on Twitter, at least four people were shot on the 1300 block of half street at O street.

To clarify, it was Half St. SW, not SE. Sadly this is not an uncommon occurrence over there. https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2023/12/21/homicide-dc-police-shooting/

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« Reply #1958: January 02, 2024, 05:48:22 PM »
Looks like the DC Council got motivated to commit to taking care of some maintenance issues at the ballpark with a dedicated fund:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2024/01/02/dc-bill-nationals-park-maintenance-fund-mendelson/

The ballpark reportedly had what some called a keeping up with the Joneses clause that would leave the city responsible for some upgrade over the terms of the lease, something under which the new scoreboard might have fallen.

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« Reply #1959: January 02, 2024, 06:22:50 PM »
What that area was before the stadium was built there and what it is now is so different. All the revenue that area generates now has to be more than the $700 million it cost to build the stadium.

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« Reply #1960: January 10, 2024, 01:59:29 PM »
I've never had a Korean hot dog, but apparently this chain is opening up at Nats Park this season: https://www.instagram.com/ssongs_hotdog_nationals/

Looks interesting, if a bit wacky.

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« Reply #1961: January 10, 2024, 03:38:52 PM »
I've never had a Korean hot dog, but apparently this chain is opening up at Nats Park this season: https://www.instagram.com/ssongs_hotdog_nationals/

Looks interesting, if a bit wacky.
battered and deep fat fried with sauce. Need a Homer Simpson gif now.

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« Reply #1962: January 10, 2024, 05:23:46 PM »
We wouldn’t even eat those in Korea. 

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« Reply #1963: January 10, 2024, 06:35:27 PM »
It'll be deep-fried Mars Bars, next... :D

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« Reply #1964: January 10, 2024, 07:01:03 PM »
It'll be deep-fried Mars Bars, next... :D
Mmmm.  Or Snickers.

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« Reply #1965: January 11, 2024, 12:31:59 PM »
Apparently deep-fried butter is a thing at the Iowa state fair (which may explain a thing or two about Iowa)

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« Reply #1966: January 11, 2024, 01:09:10 PM »
Apparently deep-fried butter is a thing at the Iowa state fair (which may explain a thing or two about Iowa)
well, you can deep fry ice cream, so this should not be too tough.

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« Reply #1967: February 01, 2024, 06:54:40 PM »
The new LED field lighting has been operational for weeks now, but tonight has been the first time I’ve noticed the functionally beyond static white light being tested out. Looks like they can flash on and off rather rapidly, and are capable of displaying all the colors of the rainbow in various animated crawls, sparkles, flashes, etc. Looks like they could be used for some interesting effects, if not overdone.

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« Reply #1968: February 01, 2024, 06:57:12 PM »
The new LED field lighting has been operational for weeks now, but tonight has been the first time I’ve noticed the functionally beyond static white light being tested out. Looks like they can flash on and off rather rapidly, and are capable of displaying all the colors of the rainbow in various animated crawls, sparkles, flashes, etc. Looks like they could be used for some interesting effects, if not overdone.
saw this a bit earlier: https://x.com/OnePursuitTakes/status/1753189128768803271?s=20

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« Reply #1969: February 01, 2024, 06:59:50 PM »
The new LED field lighting has been operational for weeks now, but tonight has been the first time I’ve noticed the functionally beyond static white light being tested out. Looks like they can flash on and off rather rapidly, and are capable of displaying all the colors of the rainbow in various animated crawls, sparkles, flashes, etc. Looks like they could be used for some interesting effects, if not overdone.

Interesting; that would be good if they had a warm and not overbearing setting. Would also be good if they didn’t get too cute and do too much flashing after every run, especially as that could be a challenge to epileptics.

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« Reply #1970: February 02, 2024, 08:17:54 AM »
Interesting; that would be good if they had a warm and not overbearing setting. Would also be good if they didn’t get too cute and do too much flashing after every run, especially as that could be a challenge to epileptics.
Agreed on all points. I feel like it could be used really effectively in the right hands, and the effect is so dramatic that it'll for sure produce a lot of oohs and aahs the first time people see it inside the ballpark, but it also has the potential to be overused to the point of becoming gimmicky, and yeah, we don't need a mass seizure event either.

I think it's really going to look best after sundown, but considering this year's 6:45 first pitch time, it seems like a lot of games through the middle of the summer are going to be wrapping up just as the sun is setting.

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« Reply #1971: February 02, 2024, 10:14:27 PM »
Interesting; that would be good if they had a warm and not overbearing setting. Would also be good if they didn’t get too cute and do too much flashing after every run, especially as that could be a challenge to epileptics.

A nice, warm 4-5,000k color temperature vs. a cool 8-9,000k, is that what you're thinking? 

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« Reply #1972: February 16, 2024, 06:29:15 PM »
Interesting note that went with a restaurant closure:

“It is with great sadness that today we announce the closure of Stadium Sports Bar & Smokehouse.⠀

“Due to the negative consequences of the global pandemic, especially the drastic reduction in the number of government workers returning to work in DC, the passing of initiative 82 and the uptick in crime, we have concluded that it is no longer economically sustainable to continue to operate Stadium Sports in the current location.⠀

“Despite today’s announcement and the closing of this chapter, we are extremely proud of all that we have achieved, and remain hopeful for a future where Stadium Sports will return in another location.⠀

 “I wish to thank every member – past and present – of our incredible team, for helping make Stadium Sports a truly special place. We would not have come so far or achieved so much without you. I also wish to thank our guests and our friends within the local community for their many years of support - We are forever grateful to you all.”

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« Reply #1973: February 16, 2024, 06:47:48 PM »
Have never been there.  More mention of crime for that area. 

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« Reply #1974: February 26, 2024, 10:16:19 AM »
Post-game concert series announced:
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Lady A: Sept. 27