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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:26 am

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:55 pm

I've come to loathe nighttime driving, especially during rainy weather. My eyes have always been crappy, and it seems like every new car on the road has to be outfitted with blinding lights. Half the time when I'm driving I can't see more than a few feet in front of me. I'm just waiting for what seems like the inevitable collision with something that pops out in front of me (be it human, animal, or vehicle).
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:04 am

Even with glasses? That's not good. My wife can't drive at night without her glasses. During the day is fine.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:02 am

If it's highway driving I'm fine. Local roads with oncoming traffic make it very difficult for me to see. My glasses have the standard anti-glare coating they apply, but it doesn't seem to help all that much. I'm not sure if it's my eyes or if it's just the newer car lights. I'm pretty good at minimizing the need for driving past sundown, but it's toughest during this stretch of the year when daylight is short. I think driving a Honda Civic when a good chunk of vehicles on the road are taller vehicles/SUV's also isn't helping.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:41 am

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I've come to loathe nighttime driving, especially during rainy weather. My eyes have always been crappy, and it seems like every new car on the road has to be outfitted with blinding lights. Half the time when I'm driving I can't see more than a few feet in front of me. I'm just waiting for what seems like the inevitable collision with something that pops out in front of me (be it human, animal, or vehicle).


It is because the new LED bulbs found on newer cars generate way too much blue light. Blue portions of the visual spectrum absolutely destroys night vision unlike the older halogen and incandescent bulbs found in older vehicles.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 am

For whatever reason, there also seems to be more upwards light leakage with the newer LED lights. The standards for high/low beams probably need to be revisited and tweaked in light (heh) of the increasing popularity of LED. Both in terms of emitted spectrum, and emission pattern.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:05 am

When the pickup truck that you're meeting has 40" tires, a 6" suspension lift and a 4" body lift, its headlights may actually shine over your Civic instead of directly into your eyes.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:14 pm

Does anyone recommend a dash camera? I got this one and its been awful. The first one randomly shut off, quit recording and just sucked. They replaced it for free (yay!) but now it won't turn on again (boo!). So I'm looking for another one. Anyone have an idea?
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:10 pm

We’ve tried a couple we’ll reviewed from Amazon. Neither worked as well as the $30 ones we picked up at Walmart. I wish someone made a 360* I could mount on the roof rack.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:17 pm

This is an updated version of what I use, but my case is professional so I went on the high end.

Street Guardian SG9663DC Dual Channel Dash Camera with 128GB MicroSD Card https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07532KZ3L/re ... lCbB5PA96M
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:22 am

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Street Guardian SG9663DC Dual Channel Dash Camera with 128GB MicroSD Card https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07532KZ3L/re ... lCbB5PA96M

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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:33 am

Be careful who you mug, you guys: https://apnews.com/013a988c742545c3a48f4942ea6a115b
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:56 am

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Be careful who you mug, you guys: https://apnews.com/013a988c742545c3a48f4942ea6a115b


Stupid bystanders letting that punk get away.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:08 pm

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Stupid bystanders letting that punk get away.

Yeah, that annoyed me, too.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:15 pm

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derFunkenstein wrote:
Be careful who you mug, you guys: https://apnews.com/013a988c742545c3a48f4942ea6a115b

Stupid bystanders letting that punk get away.

That might quickly turn into "stupid you" if the attacker were high on stimulants or had a knife stashed somewhere.

First rule of defense is to get away with your life, and be satisfied with that much. If the attacker is leaving, get a picture or a description and let the police do their job. Attempting a citizen's arrest is dicey, both in terms of legal consequences and personal safety, especially when the threat is no longer imminent.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:24 pm

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That might quickly turn into "stupid you" if the attacker were high on stimulants or had a knife stashed somewhere.

First rule of defense is to get away with your life, and be satisfied with that much. If the attacker is leaving, get a picture or a description and let the police do their job. Attempting a citizen's arrest is dicey, both in terms of legal consequences and personal safety, especially when the threat is no longer imminent.

I'm not sure that they "let" him do anything. It sounds more like they helped the guy.

Bystanders interceded and the man escaped.

It's not totally clear, but somebody jumped in and the guy escaped. Intentionally or inadvertently, who knows.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:28 pm

If I had to guess I'd say the fight was pretty much over already, and it sounds like if Shepard had wanted to keep the guy there himself he probably could have.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:51 pm

If i was the mugger i'd turn myself in and then sue because my brand earned him publicity for his fight and i wasn't compensated.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:31 am

Well, based on this early AM, it takes the local police roughly 2 hours to process a DWI case from initial traffic stop to the tow truck taking the car to the impound lot. Two hours when the police car blocking my driveway is flashing its blue strobes into my bedroom and keeping the dog on maximum alert. Two hours of pre-dawn sleep I really needed.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:44 am

https://jasmcole.com/2014/08/25/helmhurts/

Just FYI this MIGHT not be Sat morning material for everyone. The math involved is....not simple.
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Friday, while I was opening the barn doors to help dry the mess
caused by the massively leaky roof, I noticed orange paint in a soggy
box I had thought contained my horseshoe set. It turned out to be
my late brother's swinging silhouette practice targets!

We had an unusual high of 52F with near zero winds and a little before
sunset I finally made it back outside. I removed all the targets from
the soggy cardboard and took a set of four out to the backyard
shooting range. Since the range is only ~22 yards deep I took my S&W
22 pistol out for some practice. I shot ten shots and then stopped to
transfer cartridges from the factory box into my sliding top easier to
reload from box. I looked up and there were three and then four deer,
about half way between the house and the woods, walking out from behind the
cover of the apple tree ~70 yards from the house. I thought they would
continue walking towards the creek and I continued to transfer
cartridges. When I looked again there more deer near the woods, many
more deer and they were still coming out of the woods! I took a couple
of shots at the left most target (furthest away from the deer), they
turned tail and trotted away from me. There were more deer than I have
ever seen at one time in the field near the woods, fifteen or maybe
twenty. After a couple more shots they turned and went back into the
woods. I shot a little longer, then picked up my stuff and went into
the house. I'm sure they came back out to graze as it got darker. They
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:27 pm

https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/s ... re-pacific

Hope you're not waiting on/expecting a custom-order Nissan from Japan.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:49 pm

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https://autoweek.com/article/car-news/stricken-cargo-ship-packed-nissans-fire-pacific
Hope you're not waiting on/expecting a custom-order Nissan from Japan.

That reminds me of a book. Hmm. It had to do with bombs being imported in cars by means of a fake AC compressor. For the life of me I can't remember which book it was though.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:27 pm

I'm not sure if this is legal in the us, but companies using personal information to offer different prices for the same product is something new to me that should have been obvious.

It could be as simple as price matching in incognito mode to see the differences. Now, whenever I intend to get a hotel room online for a discount, I know I should price match several different services and the price could lower as a result of that :x

I guess its just an extension of what gear best, banggood and I'm sure other places do. Place items into your cart logged in and you'll get a price. Leave for a while, you'll get an email with a reduced price. I really don't appreciate these sorts of tactics. I know Amazon will change product prices based on demand and stock but I wonder if they participate in personal data pricing.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:43 pm

The worst that I've seen is airfare. Pricing the exact same thing on Delta.com (for example) via mobile and desktop offer prices that are hundres of dollars different.
 
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:46 pm

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The worst that I've seen is airfare. Pricing the exact same thing on Delta.com (for example) via mobile and desktop offer prices that are hundres of dollars different.

Funny enough, in the video I watched a hotels cell phone price was higher than it's standard cost, while the non incognito window was 75$ off per night :lol:

https://youtu.be/NZVpbwz6kPk
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:36 pm

Link

How did we let this occur???
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:47 pm

The world has truly gone insane.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:59 pm

No, the US just learned to desire higher-quality cheese over the plastic gov't stuff.
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Re: DYMT: Imi's Legacy

Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:24 pm

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No, the US just learned to desire higher-quality cheese over the plastic gov't stuff.

Yeah, reading the article carefully it sounds like the problem is that liquid milk and softer processed cheeses are relatively fungible from the production side, but neither one is selling well enough to diminish the milk oversupply. Our household eats a decent amount of cheese but I can't remember the last time I bought, say, Velveeta or American Sliced at the grocery store. (String cheese, yes, but that's unavoidable when there's a high-energy 2yo underfoot.) Harder cheeses require more specialized equipment, storage, and patience to produce and bring to market.

This may also explain why Tillamook is expanding so aggressively from the PNW and West Coast into the central western states. The selection of their cheese and ice cream seems to increase at local grocery every month or three.
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