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Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:14 pm

We get some of that here, although not nearly so bad as the Midwest and Northeast because CDOT mostly relies on gravel and mag-chlor, and the corrosion effects aren't as brutal as straight salt.
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:58 pm

ludi wrote:
We get some of that here, although not nearly so bad as the Midwest and Northeast because CDOT mostly relies on gravel and mag-chlor, and the corrosion effects aren't as brutal as straight salt.

We're straight rock salt or high-strength salt brine. You only see gravel on the dirt roads.
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Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:15 pm

My steering column needed replaced; I'm just not comfortable doing that.


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Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:26 pm

Saw this in the comments section of one of my blogs.

Sausage gravy & biscuit pot pie.

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here through Thursday. Try the veal.
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:10 pm

that sounds wonderful but artery clogging :)

on a similar vein; 1 cup vanilla ice cream, 2-3 oz of 99 Bananas (99 proof liqueur) blended into a milkshake makes a very taste dessert, but watch out because, yeah, 99 proof.
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Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:28 pm

I don't think I'd have those together, but individually both of them sound delicious.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:31 am

Borderlands is an amazing game. I got it just before Christmas in a Steam sale, but only started playing a week ago. I wish I had gotten it sooner, as it's just so much fun.

Also, JBI, thanks for the Maine suggestions.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:31 am

Hi guys,how's it going tonight?

Just joined tonight,and I thought I'd take a look around.

Seems like a nice place y'all have here.

(BTW,no,I'm not really a blond-more brunette.)

Also joining the TR IBM Model M club..(2 1991 Model M's and 1 1995 Model M.)
 
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:39 am

@AMD64Blondie Welcome to the forums. Names Dagwood. :wink:

This being a fairly random thread let me throw this out there.

Pretzel salad is made with pretzels, but does not contain lettuce.
 
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:18 am

What about macaroni - let me finish...

...salad?

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:17 am

AMD64Blondie wrote:
Hi guys,how's it going tonight?

Just joined tonight,and I thought I'd take a look around.

Seems like a nice place y'all have here.

(BTW,no,I'm not really a blond-more brunette.)

Also joining the TR IBM Model M club..(2 1991 Model M's and 1 1995 Model M.)

Welcome to TR!

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Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:19 pm

And another redneck car salvager learns how not to tow a Subie.

Was bringing daughter home from a sleepover when we came upon a flatbed truck with a Grand Cherokee on the bed and an old Impreza wagon on the hook and on its rear wheels. She asked me why the Subie's front wheels were spinning and I told her that the Subie should be on the bed, the Grand Cherokee on the hook, and that Bad ThingsTM were about to happen. Not more than a mile down the road I started smelling burning tranny and about a quarter mile after that there was a complete smoke show, squealing (locked) tires, and a fresh puddle on the road. Hope he wasn't planning on selling that Subie for anything other than suspension & body parts. With the front diff integrated into the tranny, my guess is that the entire driveline is toast.

Idiot probably thought he was towing a FWD car.
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Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:52 pm

Anyone else having trouble sleeping?

Can't seem to turn my body off-so to speak.. mind just wont settle down.

Bah humbug...
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:01 am

Not a problem I tend to have. If anything, my issue is the reverse (falling asleep at inappropriate times).
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:05 am

My problem is that idiots misassign me tickets in the middle of the night. Too early too be awake, but too late to go back to sleep.

I won't say any names, but someone is getting hell in today's meeting.
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:40 am

AMD64Blondie wrote:
Anyone else having trouble sleeping?

Can't seem to turn my body off-so to speak.. mind just wont settle down.

Bah humbug...


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Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:22 pm

2008 mazda 3

Won't start (though the starter solenoid clicks)
key fob won't lock/unlock doors
inside door buttons lock/unlock doors
no fuses are blown
Battery is new (as of today, also won't be jumped)

ready ready GO
 
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:25 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
2008 mazda 3

Won't start (though the starter solenoid clicks)
key fob won't lock/unlock doors
inside door buttons lock/unlock doors
no fuses are blown
Battery is new (as of today, also won't be jumped)

ready ready GO

Make sure the gear selector is fully in Park. If it's a stick, check the neutral/clutch interlock switches.
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Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:59 pm

I would start looking for a bad ground point or a corroded ECU electrical connector.
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Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:23 am

SpotTheCat wrote:
Won't start (though the starter solenoid clicks)

If the starter solenoid on the starter motor itself is clicking and not turning the engine over then either the starter motor or the wiring between the starter motor and the battery or battery and chassis is borked. I suppose the engine could be seized but that is very unlikely.

Commonest one is the starter solenoid is sticky and a bit of percussive maintenance may get it to fire up. Given new battery it may be that the connections are not good (someone didn't put them back on properly), this would also explain the key fob problem. I would first check over the connections I mentioned looking for loose ones and probe them with a meter looking for volts across the connection whilst someone else turns the key.
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:11 pm

Totally bizarre Power Supply event:

My computer,with my old PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750,wouldn't boot up when plugged into the left-side wall outlet,which I thought was faulty.(looking from my front door toward the window).

With my new PC Power & Cooling Turbo-cool 1200 installed,it booted up like nothing happened.This Turbo-Cool 1200 PSU makes miracles happen,is all I can say.
 
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Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:14 pm

Maybe it's got a bad ground, and the new PSU is more tolerant of that? Might want to test it...
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Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:17 pm

Well, this has been a fun week. Switched over to Win 8, started using EC2 for cloud storage hosting and got instructor consent for 4 classes. Gotta love the start of a new semester.
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Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:27 pm

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600 dollars on a car repair bill and 300 on a hospital bill :X I feel broke! Damnit things are expensive


What's a hospital bill?
 
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Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:47 am

Why do people buy laptops places other than craigslist? I got a macbook air a few months ago for $300, Apple fixed it for free, and now I'm selling it for $700 because I found a Zenbook Prime for $400. That's not even close to retail! I know that that's not typical, but it still seems like a terrific return for the time invested.

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Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:44 pm

Around here, most laptops are being sold at, like, half again more than they should be. Look at a laptop on my local CL then go look up a similarly-specced system on eBay, and eBay wins every time. No wonder nothing around here sells.

Other electronics are the same way. For example, right now there's a carrier-unlocked iPhone 4 listed for $375 and a Galaxy Nexus GSM at $325. Or a 4GB Xbox (current revision) with a bunch of old sports games (Madden 08 for example) for $200 - minus the sports games that's actually retail price for new. Seriously stupid.
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Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:48 pm

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Why do people buy laptops places other than craigslist?

Because of the hassle of having to meet up with people at odd times and places, and place trust strangers who assure you the unit is either "lightly used," or "broken but only to the degree of 'x'," or "not stolen." There are decent deals to be had, but there are always tradeoffs in getting them. When I was under-employed for a few years I was able to spend a lot of time trolling CL and eBay and then strategizing how to best obtain an item, and at what price, based on my estimation of whether I could use it for my own projects or repair/recondition it for resale. Given my current employment, I don't have the time for that, and it can actually be cheaper to buy something new, and have a place to return it if it breaks or doesn't perform as advertised.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:26 am

Great. Now ESPN has gone to a Facebook-only comment policy. It'll be below absolute zero before I consign my name to that wretched hive of scum and villainly, so so much for commenting on ESPN articles.
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:31 am

aren't most ESPN commenters mouth-breathers anyway?
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Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:24 am

Captain Ned wrote:
Now ESPN... wretched hive of scum and villainy.
ESPN/Disney is most of what's wrong with sports these days. It's all about hype and Sports Center highlights instead of competition and teamwork.

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