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    Re: 7.1 Earthquake

    The time when you want to be a renter, not an owner.
  2. Re: Airplanes that didn't quite make the mark.

    Amazing engineering. Achieved what it was designed to do, just the mission profile changed from high and fast to low penetration, so was immediately obsolete.
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    Re: New Vintage Helmet and Goggles

    Now you're ready for motorcycle "trials", as they say in the U.K. On a Vespa(tm).
  4. Re: Question: What do Bill Clinton and Donald Trump have in common?

    Yeah Epstein really worked and made a science out of this pursuit. The others, however, are quite complicit. Man has Alan Dershowitz's reputation taken a tumble in the last decade.
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    Re: Your next pickup truck?

    Wow, different economy indeed, what a deal!
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    Re: Your next pickup truck?

    I like the size of this:

    https://www.jeep.com/gladiator.html

    But too expensive, Chrysler quality control, probably poor on the highway in terms of steering feel and noise.
  7. Re: A contorted conspiracy theory of almost mind-melding pretzelosity.

    "A fool and his money are soon flying more airplane than he can handle." - P.T. Barnstorm (Stalls, Spins, and Safety, by Sammy Mason).

    A high performance complex single, a moonless night over...
  8. Re: Airplanes that didn't quite make the mark.

    The TSR2, while cancelled, provided good knowledge and technology that would be used shortly thereafter on Concorde.

    Video, things of interest: The helicopter airplane seemed to lift off quick but...
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    Re: Walmart: sex sells

    Costco: Never had a card but shopped there with someone else for a non-profit. They used to carry Kirkland-branded quality stuff, like luggage that was a dead ringer for Briggs and Riley, and tri-ply...
  10. Thread: CBD

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    Re: CBD

    Well that's understandable if they treat opiates/opioids the same.

    I've never imbibed, any intoxication goofs up my gyros, but if I had a choice between opioids or cannabis, I'd choose the latter,...
  11. Thread: CBD

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    Re: CBD

    Hey, lemme know how that works.
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    Re: Do you know who this guy is?

    This guy's younger brother?

    https://secure.i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00788/isaac-hayes-220_788892f.jpg

    Not a clue. "I'm always home. I'm uncool." - Lester Bangs, Almost Famous.
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    Re: Jake heads to work

    *brop-brop-brop-brop* Cam's a little hot for pizza delivery.
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    Re: SoCal Restraunt RANT !!!

    1981, Colorado, I think the mountains west of Denver on the interstate. Was driving east after my first drive "out west", the summer before going back to school to make something of myself. Stopped...
  15. Re: The Waldo-Tipton, Kansas tornados 5/28/2019

    "There's no place like home. There's no place like home."
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    Re: How Cool Is This?

    I was just about to say, the equivalent would be a one-ton or medium duty with a generator and welder on the back. Sometimes an oxy-acetelyne setup too. Many of the new ones are decorated quite...
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    Re: Alex Jones Revealed

    Rogan's interview may be an end-run around BOTH Youtube AND Twitter BANNING Alex Jones from their platforms for hate speech and lies. If so, Joe Rogan may be next.
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    Re: Tesla is doomed.... and here's why

    No outcry, just frustration. No service bullitin. Mid-'90s Caddy Eldos, tailight lenses constantly fogged. Just a giant flag to contest GM's attempted image of better quality. Must have really bugged...
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    Re: Any stamp collectors here?

    I have to be careful, I might have to work again and pass a background check. An incident of philately can dog a man for the rest of his life. At least with puritanical folks. That would really suck.
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    Re: 고기구이

    I'll go to a Korean restaurant just for the pickled vegetables (as well as the main dishes). Well, mostly vegetable. "Noodle?" "Fish cake."
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    Re: Spidsgatter at dock

    I like the simplicity of lines, but not the lack of lifelines on a boat with a jib.
  22. Re: He knows more about aircraft carrier catapults than the catapult engineers

    Efficiency. Volume. Maintenance. The electric system is better. The first system in use always has bugs to work out.

    I was talking to my dad about the issues of burning hydrogen in an internal...
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    Re: Canít cope?

    When my dad switched engineering jobs from very small stuff to larger stuff, they asked if he could make the transition, and he said the physics and engineering formulas are the same. My point being,...
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    Re: how petty is this?

    Incredibly so. And yet not surprising. We've become desensitized to his vacuous narcissism.
  25. Re: Do you have any fun family traditions?

    Life Membership in the NRA before age 18, courtesy of dad, it used to be a huge deal (cheap) compared to prices once in adulthood. We all needed membership for national competition sanctioning, plus...
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    Re: Generac XG8000E Charging System

    I know! A deal we couldn't pass up. The neighbor across the street clued us in, he has 4 gens, each time getting a bigger one.
    ...
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    Re: Bag Man

    Oh this has entered my mind numerous times since 2001; Whether presidents pick running mates that will ensure no impeachment, for fear of someone worse taking the office.
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    Re: Generac XG8000E Charging System

    My GF got a generator over the winter, same thing. For easy of charging, I ran wires from the battery to the top of the chassis by the handle, ending in alligator clips, clipped a few inches apart to...
  29. Re: may be overcooking this chicken yard

    I was going to say tentacles. Dammit.
  30. Re: Another Book To Annoy Trump And His Acolytes

    "The Bunker: Trump's final days"
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    Re: Why I Hi-Fi

    Well, sax with a Hammond B3 is quite common. :)
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    Re: 7th June - May's going

    Is he bad enough?
    https://media.newyorker.com/cartoons/593b69118a032b339a0cd99a/master/w_280,c_limit/Byrnes0329-A-moose_and_squirrel.jpg
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    While the price of shipping in the USA has gone up, and the cost of a cross-country rental truck has skyrocketed in the past 15 years, I think overseas air freight has not gone up as much. Boeing had...
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    Re: auto industry shakeup

    Can't push as hard on the brake pedal in an emergency. Not that you would need to on my dad's '68 full size Pontiac; You touched the brake bar and it practically locked up. Way overboosted, vacuum...
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    Re: Spitfire Practice flight

    Keep that wet spring away from the wing spars. (For others: Spitfires have a wing spar that is a series of metal tubes, each inside the other, crimped and pinned to hold together, creating a tapered...
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    Re: Tesla is doomed.... and here's why

    The Tesla plant is the old NUMMI plant joint venture between Toyota and GM to product Corollas and actual Corolla (rebadged) clones for Chevy.

    Original Saturns were all made in TN, and did target...
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    Re: I like bicycles.

    Time is not an issue. ("Not an issue, time is", Yoda style.) Sort of. In terms of impact. Boats move relatively slow, and even in severe seas, damage will not occur unless the bike box is free to...
  38. Re: Good stiff brim round hat for wind and sailing, but NOT Tilley. Boo them

    Seems relatively simple to sew one, do you have access to a sewing machine? You'll want to choose a tight weave of cotton, no pinpoints of light when holding it up to the sun, and not a twill, needs...
  39. Re: He knows more about aircraft carrier catapults than the catapult engineers

    From wiki, Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS):

    Its main advantage is that it accelerates aircraft more smoothly, putting less stress on their airframes. Compared to steam catapults,...
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    Re: Assange Espionage ?

    Ska, thanks for the info. Regarding #1, I had only seen different video previously of a helicopter gunning on one journalist with a long telephoto lens pointed at them that appeared to be an RPG, I...
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    Re: buried my auger

    Regarding the bent bucket lip: My experience has been on smaller bends, that a "Crescent" (adjustable) wrench works better than hammering, much better precision for straightening things. For wide...
  42. Re: Pay Off Debt Using the Debt Snowball

    I never used credit cards for credit. When I first got out of school, I had zero credit rating because I worked my way through and hadn't borrowed. American Express was the only one who would give me...
  43. Re: Pay Off Debt Using the Debt Snowball

    I'm on the 100% down and no payments for the rest of my life plan.
  44. Re: He knows more about aircraft carrier catapults than the catapult engineers

    Maybe now that Mattis is on the outside, he can say publicly, "Are you an effing moron?"
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    Re: You all were right!

    "Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it."
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    Re: common sense gun legislation

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mark-cuban-second-amendment-113555408.html



    Sorry, Cuban's view is contradictory. States do not have "wide latitude" to determine interpretation of the first...
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    Re: Brakes for the ol'Dodge...

    Brian, that looks like a full-floating rear on the Dodge. Didn't you have to remove the axle shaft before the rotor comes off? Sounds like you didn't, that would be new.

    I hate "drum-in-hat"...
  48. Re: Ford cutting 7000 white collar jobs

    1) Way back in the day, the USA increased tariffs on imported cars and trucks. But they did it slowly, so there was time enough for the market to react. The result? VAST numbers of foreign car...
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    Re: The heart of the problem

    (Bold) By the wealthy training people to do it.
    - Lack of education makes people more easily manipulated.
    - Get'em while they're young. Politically socialize (not socialism, socialization;...
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    Re: I Hate Petty Thieves

    ^^ Naw, that's important stuff, that would be investigated by a Chief Petty Officer.
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