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Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/8/20 5:15 p.m.

Washing my hands and avoiding other people are two of my favorite things in the world.  If it were a sport, I would be on the Olympic Team. 

And the fact that Olympic Games have been postponed, would only make me happier. 

warpedredneck
warpedredneck Reader
5/9/20 4:31 a.m.

I am racking my mash for my second distillation run, the first was a traditional corn liquor , this one is a 3 grain rye.

That is all

 

Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) MegaDork
5/13/20 9:29 p.m.

While getting some exercise, I had the bright idea to take the engine out of the  $1000 Z28 and combine it with a ZQ8 S-10.

I need to forget this idea completely.

 

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
5/14/20 6:48 a.m.

I have a hankering to build an engine lately. There is a 1969 Oldsmobile 455 in the back garage. Hmmmm

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
5/15/20 5:13 p.m.

I have an OCD issue with text character limits.  I'll spend way to much time editing my text down to make sure it comes as a single text instead of multiple.

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/15/20 7:25 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I have a friend that will send me long ass texts from an iPhone. The phone will split the text up into multiple messages and they usually don't come to my phone all in the right order. It's mildly annoying and I appreciate your efforts because of that experience. 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/15/20 7:58 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

I have an OCD issue with text character limits.  I'll spend way to much time editing my text down to make sure it comes as a single text instead of multiple.

I have a pay as you go phone, so there is financial incentive for this.

I have a friend who willl send multiple texts

In a row

That could easily be just pne.

Onw.

N/M

 

This used to bug me, but then I realized I could read an entire one or two word text in the preview, without having to access it (and thus spend money).  So the only thing keeping me from getting free texts is the notion that I MUST read something before deleting it.

 

(Texts used to cost about ten cents each.  Between various lifetime spiffs I was gifted, and smart use of promotional coupons, it is now closer to three cents.  Picture texts are still like fifty-eighty cents each)

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
5/15/20 8:07 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Damn and I thought I was cheap.  You know Straight Talk has unlimited text and talk plus like 5gb for $35 a month?  For those that have Comcast internet you can get them for mobile for ~$15 a month with 1gb of internet plus unlimited phone and text.  I used to pay $3 a month for Lil Stampie and made him use wifi only but now they require a minium of 1gb of data.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/15/20 8:11 p.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I spend about $60/year and I like my slider phone.  It has a QWERTY keyboard with actual buttons!

 

Not really much of a confession since I proclaim it often:  Things with buttons feel good to me, they feel like an engineered product I can feel proud to use, while touchscreens seem like the cheap lowest-common-denominator option.  They had to dedicate a circuit board and product real estate to those buttons, then design and produce like fifty individual buttons per phone, aftr planning how to lay them out because once you do that there's no going back.  And they just FEEL better to use, too!  Tactile feedback is super important, especially on something as small as a phone.

I don't see how touchscreens aren't the cheapo option - it's just a generic one-size-fits-all part and all the customization is done in software, which is essentially free to duplicate.

 

I guess it is like the difference between a mechanical watch and an LCD digital one.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
5/15/20 8:24 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I feel like I need to give you a hug.  CDMA or GSM phone?

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/15/20 11:24 p.m.

Another questionable truck I probably don't need has found me. Going to look at it Sunday  but I've basically already decided I'm buying it unless it turns out to be an obvious dumpster fire. 

stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter)
stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/16/20 5:25 a.m.

I've owned my current truck for 6 months and I'm already getting bored with it. I sought it out as it is a regular cab, 2wd Hemi powered Ram 1500. I had a 2010 in 2011 that I really liked so I thought I'd try a newer one with the 8 speed transmission. The 8 speed makes me nervous sometimes with its weird downshifting and refusal to upshift back to 8th after a pass on the highway. I've read that a PCM flash usually fixes the shifting issue. It also has a weird "bump" that occurs when slowing to a stop. Everything I've read points to the driveshaft being the culprit. I find it a bit ridiculous that a truck with 34k miles would need a new driveshaft but it is not unheard of. Other than those two small irritations, the truck is fine. Its sounds really nice with the muffler delete and is a nice cruiser. I just bought a fiberglass tonneau cover for it and have a few other aftermarket parts installed.

I took a bath when I traded in my crappy Transit Connect on the Ram so I'm underwater on the truck. It makes financial sense to keep it for awhile if not until its paid off. But I keep looking at other vehicles. I'm on a Nissan Frontier kick now. I have found 2015+ Pro-4x crew cabs for about the same price as I paid for my Ram. I think the idea of having another 4wd is part of the appeal. Another is the 6 speed manual. Also having a smaller truck would be a bit more convenient. I keep having ideas of loading up the truck and going camping in the boonies. But in reality I would probably never use 4wd since I'm in Florida. I probably wouldn't go camping. I'd probably just end up driving it to work and back.

Ugh, why can't I just be happy with what I have for once? sad

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
5/16/20 5:32 a.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I feel like I need to give you a hug.  CDMA or GSM phone?

(smiles brightly) It's a Samsung!

 

srsly, I know not of cell phone nuts and bolts tech

Daylan C (Forum Supporter)
Daylan C (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
5/17/20 9:39 p.m.

I definitely ordered parts for the truck I don't own yet. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/18/20 9:37 a.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) :

That's odd, because from everything I've read, the ZF 8-speed is pretty solid.

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/18/20 11:53 a.m.

I just bought another parts car. Purely because it was cheap and has good tires. 

Its 150 miles away. And i haven't told my wife. 

I go to get it Saturday. 

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
5/18/20 11:55 a.m.

 In reply to stanger_mussle (Forum Supporter) :

AADD sucks, doesn’t it? That’s part of why my wife and I have six cars.  As for the driveshaft, that’s a bummer, but it’s good there’s evidence it’s not an uncommon issue.  I spent 5-6 months fighting with the Ford dealer over a vibration I was pretty certain was a bad carrier bearing on my F-150.  Multiple wheel balancing, new axle shims, and they finally replaced the two piece driveshaft, and suddenly the truck stopped shaking.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
5/18/20 12:14 p.m.

I didn't feel like going to Ace Hardware to buy 6 set screws so I ordered a case of 200 off eBay.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/18/20 12:48 p.m.

I have found the most comfortable T-shirt in the world, so I went all Arthur Bach and ordered a dozen of them in assorted colors.

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) UltimaDork
5/18/20 1:09 p.m.

I think Woody is an shiny happy person for not sharing what the most comfortable T-shirt in the world is.

Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) MegaDork
5/18/20 3:00 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) said:

I just bought another parts car. Purely because it was cheap and has good tires. 

Its 150 miles away. And i haven't told my wife. 

I go to get it Saturday. 

What kind of parts car, and where is it?

My confesstion: I tweaked my back lifting Girl-Spawn onto my shoulders so she could touch a dragon fly that was resting on the house higher than she could reach. She only weighs about 145 pounds, but she decided to move while I was lifting her. 

I knew something like that was going to happen, but I did it anyhow, because I'm a complete softie when my kids still act like kids.

 

Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter)
Dusterbd13-michael (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/18/20 3:32 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Forum Patrón) :

98 neon r/t in Greenville south Carolina. Gonna be a good donor for me.

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/18/20 3:36 p.m.
Woody said:

I have found the most comfortable T-shirt in the world, so I went all Arthur Bach and ordered a dozen of them in assorted colors.

I've done that. There's this stupid cheap NASA shirt Walmart has that somehow.....is the best shirt ever for me.

 

I bought them out(3) and tried to order 6 more online ( not successful, discontinued).

 

I now literally stop by Walmarts I haven't been to to see if they have one somewhere

Woody
Woody MegaDork
5/18/20 7:57 p.m.
Stampie (FS) said:

I think Woody is an shiny happy person for not sharing what the most comfortable T-shirt in the world is.

Agreed. Woody is a total a-hole. 

NickD
NickD UltimaDork
5/19/20 6:55 a.m.

I had a dream last night where somebody had hired Samuel L Jackson to tail me and spy on me. But he was not particularly great at it because A) I kept catching sight of him out of the corner of my eye and B) anytime I saw him he was dressed up as a different character from a film he had been in. Once he was Nick Fury, another time he was The Octopus from The Spirit, another time he was Mace Windu. And then at the end, he apologized to me and said he was going after the people who had hired him to spy on me. I never did learn who they were or why anyone would want to keep tabs on me.

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