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  1. Re: Crash course in Spanish, or a translator app?

    Biggest accent split in the US is a Cuban accent vs. Mexican. You find out quickly in Miami.
  2. Thread: Dymaxion!!!

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    Re: Dymaxion!!!

    That was the car that demonstrated the flaw in steering with the rear wheel. Grocery carts have it figured out.
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    Re: What were some of your scariest moments?

    Curious thread. I've had a few moments when I could have lived or died--just luck. I was never scared at the time, as it didn't sink in how close I had come for a couple of days, or hours. I do...
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    Re: Religion ins schools; taxpayer money

    It's an old issue, which used to be called "parochiaid" around here. Local schools mainly consisted of Catholic, public, and public schools in Jewish neighborhoods. Today, many so-called "charter"...
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    Re: World champion swimmer nearly drowns

    I was working out with the swimming team, woke up after being hauled from the pool and being resuscitated. I was swimming using a butterfly stoke, and apparently inhaled a tiny drop of water that...
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    Re: Trolling Joe Tesla

    Might add accelerating the additional mass of AN EV increases tire wear. Electric motors produce their maximum torque at a standstill, as do steam engines. This makes it necessary to use a...
  7. Thread: Solar water

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    Re: Solar water

    We have a distillation system that also delivers a volume of fresh water reasonably regularly. We call it rain.
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    Re: Hoarding ICE’s

    Think Cuba.
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    Re: Five years ago

    Mark Shields, who quit some 50 years ago: "God made alcoholism so that the Irish and Indians wouldn't take over the world."
  10. Thread: Dow Jones

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    Re: Dow Jones

    What if you had bought a '59 Cadillac.
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    Re: Chrysler M27 transmission reverse

    I don't think Chrysler made marine transmissions. If you could identify the transmission, it sounds as if it is out of adjustment.
  12. Re: Ever dumber than launching without the drain plug.

    Once removed the galley sink drain hose, and neglected to re-install it prior to launching. Problem was, I had also left town, and SWMBO and daughter were left to supervise the launch. When I...
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    How about the San Diego Yacht Club?
  14. Thread: azul

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    Re: azul

    Dorade.
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    Re: Mark Shields RIP at 85

    One of the finest political commentators ever. Miss him almost as much as Charlie Rose.
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    Re: The Tragedy of Elon Musk

    He was not remotely familiar with any business he started up. He is a genius of getting people to give him money to try. He can sell anything to Wall Street, why not Twitter?
  17. Re: Vehicles Most Likely to Reach 200,000 Miles

    FWIW, dismantling the battery pack is more like an engine/transmission replacement than a tuneup. That's before you pay for the new battery pack.
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    Might note that years ago, we were drifting on a calm day with a couple of people in the water swimming. A puff of wind and the boat quickly moved a hundred yards or so, and one in the water had a...
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    Re: Restore it or fix it and drive?

    Wood boat owners worrying about fixing a wood body frame?
  20. Re: Ford Halts Mustang Mach-E Deliveries: Recall

    Might note that 3/4 of the crashes involved Teslas.
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    Re: Thinking about getting a Hobie 16

    Hobies are fun, but I don't know about trailering. We have about seven multihulls in our club, mainly Tornadoes. I took a Hobie 14 out some years ago, and discovered it could do a complete...
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    Re: Goodbye to flat tires?

    I remember testing airless tires some 30 years ago. The idea then was to use them for a spare. Today's tires rarely go flat, and often the car doesn't have a spare. If there was any performance...
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    Re: isn't it ironic

    IMO, the housing industry and agriculture are a tad more resistant to change than the auto industry.
  24. Re: Top Gun (Spoiler Alert for those that haven't seen it)

    Saw Top Gun sequel a week ago. It wasn't a poorly disguised rehash, it was an undesguised rehash. Great flight scenes, with a plot so improbable it had the audience laughing out loud. Great fun.
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    Th SNL candidate

    James Craig, former Detroit police chief who is attempting to run for Governor of Michigan, was unable to get on the primary ballot because he submitted petitions with about a third of the signatures...
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    Re: Icelandic Drivers

    Mexico City. One of the largest cities in the world, with virtually no traffic lights/signals. The traffic sort of flows together, even across multi-lane highways.
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    Re: How long before small engines go electric?

    https://youtu.be/VSiZPEUfFnM
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    Re: Trump was right on election fraud

    Actually what they did was hire a company that specializes in forging signatures, which had many of them by handing the petitions around in a group. One of the candidates disqualified was James...
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    Trump was right on election fraud

    Trump has repeatedly claimed Michigan's election procedures have been fraudulent, despite numerous recounts, court rulings etc. Now half the Republican candidates for Michigan governor have been...
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    Re: Lunch Hook what do you use?

    We have an electric winch, 100 ft. of chain, and the primary anchor is largely self-stowing. Doesn't matter how long you want to anchor.
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    Re: Top Gun this weekend!

    Top Gun is a flight school, teaching dogfighting air-to-air techniques to US navy pilots.
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    Re: Top Gun this weekend!

    Watched the original a couple of days ago. It didn't stand up too well--including the dogfight scenes. It's actually tough to beat computer graphics with real life photography.
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    Re: Electric lawn mowers; anyone used one?

    Been using an E-go self-propelled for a couple of years. First one the battery gave out, and a replacement was almost the same as the mower. Got a newer mower, which seem OK so far. Didn't do...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    Interesting philosophical view, but where I live the Canadian-US border was only resolved after an active war between the countries, where the US both lost and won some battles. The local British...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    I had thought there was one other bombing other than the Bath school bombing in Michigan (which seems the worst in US history.) As for other countries, there have been parallels in attacks usually...
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    Problem with blaming the guns is that I once bought a rifle in a hardware store in Canada when I was 14 years old, with no questions asked. Today, there are stringent gun control laws. Over the...
  37. Thread: for wi-tom

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    Re: for wi-tom

    Bare feet?
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    The island of Hispaniola has about half the population of Canada, and about one percent of the land area. Tough place to support the population.
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    Re: Another Texas school shooting

    While the debate over gun control continues much as it has for the past 50 years, one relatively effective action is also being debated--metal detectors for school entry. These have been used for...
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    Have the French been successful at running anything?
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    I thought you misspelled the Marshall Plan. Anyway, the Dominican Republic is one of the more prosperous countries in the Caribbean, while Haiti is the worst. They split the same island more or...
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    Re: Why Haiti is destitute

    You referring to Hitler's?
  43. Re: Why GM Says Its Ultium Batteries Will Lead It To EV Dominance

    Rail lines in the US currently carry mainly heavy cargo. Displacing that with passenger traffic doesn't make a lot of sense, and new rail roadbeds always have been problematic.
  44. Re: When doe EVs and hybrids show up as less demand?

    Geology is what makes Saudi Arabia such a low-cost producer that it can control the global oil market. OPEC was formed to support prices that allow high-cost countries like the U.S. to compete.
  45. Re: Why GM Says Its Ultium Batteries Will Lead It To EV Dominance

    FWIW, GMC is the acronym for Grabowski Motor Company, rather than General Motors Corp. The magnequench program you refer to has found its way into some electric motors. The GM battery program...
  46. Re: When doe EVs and hybrids show up as less demand?

    That's called OPEC. A global oil trust intended to maximize oil profits.
  47. Re: When doe EVs and hybrids show up as less demand?

    Nice to think so, since dramatically reducing production of fossil fuels worldwide is the whole point.
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    Re: Moving to Poland

    Grandpa fled to the U.S. from Poland AWOL, after being drafted by the Russian army. Hope there isn't a repeat.
  49. Re: Why GM Says Its Ultium Batteries Will Lead It To EV Dominance

    Tesla being a good example.
  50. Re: Why GM Says Its Ultium Batteries Will Lead It To EV Dominance

    GM mass produced trains and buses for a half-century or so.
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