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Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
2/26/20 6:33 p.m.
FuzzWuzzy said:

I just want to get the 5.3 running in the wagon before I do anything crazy as that will be the biggest hurdle, yet I'm already looking at cams.

Why do I do this to myself.

Wagon...

5.3...

Cams...

You're speaking my language. My 5.3 wagon ended up being. a heads and can swap before I mounted it. The scope creep has been successfully haulted there though. I reccomend throwing it together and getting it running as soon as reasonably possible though.

wae
wae UltraDork
2/26/20 7:31 p.m.

I am getting sick and tired of spending hard earned money on things that are consumed or destroyed by the dogs.  If the other people that live in this house with me would simply put their shoes in the closet and close the door, put food back in the pantry when they're finished and then close the door, and just generally not just leave things wherever they happen to fall out of their hands, I wouldn't have this problem.  But no...  it's too much work to put shoes away so the $40 pair of dress shoes for school that I just bought you two weeks ago now have a hole in them.  Well, tough crap kid - you're going to have to wear chewed up shoes until you outgrow them.  Picked up a bag a pretzels at the store today.  Before I could consume a single one, a kid left the pantry door open and the dogs ate the whole bag while we were gone.  A buck-fifty down the drain.  Left the bread on the table after packing a lunch.  There's another buck and a quarter.  This is getting really old.

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
2/26/20 7:49 p.m.

In reply to wae :

I've lived with dogs my whole life and have literally had that problem like 2 or 3 times. 

dropstep
dropstep UltraDork
2/26/20 8:18 p.m.

Found a cheap donor for the v8 swap in my zephyr. It's a 5 1/2 hour haul I can't make until Sunday and the guy won't even take a deposit to hold it. So I'm hoping it's there Sunday morning and the guy will atleast hold it 6 hours so I don't make a trip for nothing.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
2/26/20 9:23 p.m.
wae said:

Picked up a bag a pretzels at the store today.  Before I could consume a single one, a kid left the pantry door open and the dogs ate the whole bag while we were gone.  A buck-fifty down the drain.  Left the bread on the table after packing a lunch.  There's another buck and a quarter.  This is getting really old.

I sense sarcasm but don't know you at all.  If it's sarcasm it's really funny.  If not, I have no intentions of upsetting you.  

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
2/26/20 9:30 p.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Save up a good, phlegmy cough, and let it rip when those type people are identified. They berkeley-righ-off in a hurry when you launch a, "hhhh hhhhg HUURGHHLLHHHow can I help you."

Theres been info doing around that men should shave to help prevent the spread. I've been growing a beard flat out for almost 10 years. 

RevRico
RevRico PowerDork
2/26/20 9:45 p.m.
Daylan C said:

In reply to wae :

I've lived with dogs my whole life and have literally had that problem like 2 or 3 times. 

Really depends on the dog. Our black labs were ridiculous. My first dog, in addition to a6 pack of Reeses eggs, a can of shaving cream, the skirt on the bottom of a love seat, the center out of an oval braided rug, the legs of a coffee table, and countless shoes, would steal cookies out of my hands when I was a toddler, any food left unattended anywhere was also fair game.

The next black lab would open the bread drawer and go to town, even when she got old and could barely walk she managed to get dinner out of the sink when it was thawing out during the day. 

Our chocolate lab was an idiot and got his head stuck in a cinder block as a pup, then did something to get turned into an outside dog, I don't remember what. He died when I was 6, and was outside as far back as I can remember. 

The current blonde lab was spoiled rotten by my dad and has never forgotten it. She knows better than to steal food, but still gets a lot thanks to the kid leaving it around. Begs and mooches and will try to get on your lap when you're eating anything though. Annoying as all hell. 

The wolf ate anything he could get his mouth around, including chewing on a box of 45 shells, but he was an shiny happy person. 

All the pits were great. They loved food, and would beg on occasion, but never stole anything or tore anything up. 

Daylan C
Daylan C PowerDork
2/26/20 9:53 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

My black lab mix chewed stuff when he was a puppy but the tube of blue loctite that almost killed him broke him of that pretty good. The Rottweilers and Great Pyraneses were never really a problem either. The Pomeranian had other issues but never stole food or chewed things.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/27/20 1:57 a.m.
Mndsm said:
Appleseed said:

In reply to Mndsm :

Save up a good, phlegmy cough, and let it rip when those type people are identified. They berkeley-righ-off in a hurry when you launch a, "hhhh hhhhg HUURGHHLLHHHow can I help you."

Theres been info doing around that men should shave to help prevent the spread. I've been growing a beard flat out for almost 10 years. 

Maybe that's not the area they suggest to shave?

Shadeux
Shadeux HalfDork
2/27/20 5:16 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm :

Yeah, no. I've had a beard for 40 years. If I shaved nobody would know who I am.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) UberDork
2/27/20 7:33 a.m.

In reply to RevRico :

Our boxer-pit mix begs like we never feed him any actual food and he's about to starve to death... the begging has gotten worse as he's gotten older, but for the most part he's decent about not outright stealing food and has actually been getting better about not instantly trying to wolf down anything that gets dropped on the floor (which has in the past resulted in many cups of ice cream with hydrogen peroxide mixed in being fed to him...). He's spoiled rotten though so the begging isn't much of a surprise (and there's no way I'm getting her to stop spoiling him so much).

The lone, somewhat hilarious, exception to the 'stealing food' thing was a few months ago when The Dancer was having a friend of hers over and I'd made a chicken tortilla crock-pot dish for dinner for them (and for me, when I got home later), so the dish had been cooking (and thus making the whole house smell like texmex chicken) for the whole day. She had just dished the plates out when the friend arrived and when she went to open the door the dog started to eat the food off the plates on the counter. Generally we can leave things out on the counter, which he can easily reach- but do have to watch leaving anything on the side tables by the couch which are at eye level.

wae
wae UltraDork
2/27/20 7:47 a.m.
Datsun310Guy said:
wae said:

Picked up a bag a pretzels at the store today.  Before I could consume a single one, a kid left the pantry door open and the dogs ate the whole bag while we were gone.  A buck-fifty down the drain.  Left the bread on the table after packing a lunch.  There's another buck and a quarter.  This is getting really old.

I sense sarcasm but don't know you at all.  If it's sarcasm it's really funny.  If not, I have no intentions of upsetting you.  

I don't know if it's sarcasm exactly, but I have to admit that it is pretty funny in a slapstick sort of way!  I also see my own dad coming out in that rant and I remember rolling my eyes at him when I was a kid, so there's the whole becoming-my-dad thing makes me chuckle.

At one point in either an obedience class or a book I read, the instructor or author made the point that dogs aren't really good or bad.  They react to stimuli and most of those reactions can be altered through training.  If you can't, won't, or don't train the reaction that you want, then either don't expose the dog to the stimulus or be prepared to live with whatever reaction you get.  So in this case, I am really not upset with the dogs:  They find a tasty treat laying about the house and they eat it.  What could be more natural than that?  Heck, I wind up doing the same thing!  I guess it's more of a continuation rant about how my wife and children just outright refuse to close a door after they open it, turn off a light as they leave the room, or put something back in a cabinet when they're finished using it.

Staring at the fruits of my labor being ruined or consumed by the dogs isn't very amusing in the heat of the moment, but I can absolutely admit that to an outside observer it's like a Laurel and Hardy routine!

wae
wae UltraDork
2/27/20 7:52 a.m.

In reply to Ashyukun (Robert) :

Our first dog, Luna, was in the kitchen with us a few years ago while we were eating.  Deb had a chicken sandwich on a plate that she was holding while she was talking.  The plate was being held in the right hand and sort of off to the side and she was standing near the table.  Luna crept up behind her, got up on her hind legs a little bit, and grabbed the chicken breast from between the two slices of bread.  All while she was holding the plate and looking the other way.  That dog was so stealthy and so fast about it that the rest of us in the room couldn't form words and just sat there, slack-jawed and pointing.

The current crop of mutts aren't very stealthy about it, but they'll grab anything they can.  Dozer can easily rest his chin on the table top, so if you're not watching your plate at dinner time you might literally loose your lunch.

ChrisLS8
ChrisLS8 New Reader
2/27/20 8:16 a.m.

Sr20 knock sensor, above starter, below intake manifold behind coolant pipes too small for ratchet too inboard for a wrench. And don't use a 12pt as it's galled into the block and requires the force of Thor's hammer

06HHR
06HHR Dork
2/27/20 8:24 a.m.

In reply to ChrisLS8 :

This is your best friend with an SR20: And they are strong enough to hit with Thor's hammer, you can get the fancy ones where the beam twists so you are pushing on the face of the wrench instead of the side.  Saved my bacon more than once with my G20

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
2/27/20 8:38 a.m.

Just received a corrected 1099R from 2018 tax year. Looks like I owe another $1,000.

FuzzWuzzy
FuzzWuzzy HalfDork
2/27/20 8:49 a.m.

In reply to Daylan C :

My initial goal was to keep it as budget as possible, so cheapest iron 5.3 I could find with aluminum heads, LS intake, and likely a stock LQ9 cam (40hp on the dyno!) with LS6 springs. Cheap. Like, extremely cheap.

That quickly turned in to, "Well, if I can find something even better, that shouldn't be too bad..." and now I'm looking at the BTR stage 1 truck kit because of course I am. Only around $426... for the cam and springs vs maybe $60 for the LQ9 cam and $80 for the LS6 springs.

 

But just getting the wagon even ready should be my main goal. LS stuff needs to wait until then. Maybe. If I can stop looking at eBay.

dropstep
dropstep UltraDork
2/27/20 8:52 a.m.

Put my beater ranger up for sale on Facebook marketplace at 7pm last night. I've already been offered a torch set, a home stereo, 300 bucks and had 2 people ask if I can hold it until they get there tax return. Selling a beater is getting harder these days! 

Entropyman
Entropyman Reader
2/27/20 9:17 a.m.

In reply to Mndsm:

Just in case you wanted to know:

 

Particulate filtering face-piece respirators sometimes referred to as disposable respirators because the entire respirator is discarded when it becomes unsuitable for further use due to considerations of hygiene, excessive resistance, or physical damage. These are also commonly referred to as “N95s.”

 

Filtering Face-piece respirators are divided into various classes based on their filtration capabilities. "N95 respirator" is a term used to describe the class of respirators which use N95 filters to remove particles from the air that is breathed through them. The NIOSH respirator approval regulation defines the term N95 to refer to a filter class that removes at least 95% of airborne particles during “worse case” testing using a “most-penetrating” sized particle during NIOSH testing. Filters meeting the criteria are given a 95 rating. Many filtering face-piece respirators have an N95 class filter and those meeting this filtration performance are often referred to simply as N95 respirators.

slowbird
slowbird Dork
2/27/20 10:52 a.m.

"We need this new VM server you just built to be rebuilt with an older operating system, because we want it to match our other servers exactly!" Yeah well maybe you should have requested the frickin' OS you wanted correctly from the start. Jerks. angry

Antihero
Antihero SuperDork
2/27/20 11:34 a.m.

I can literally leave food on the coffee table overnight or leave for the day and my dog won't grab it. If it's on the floor after being dropped, he won't eat it until he is told it's ok.

 

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
2/27/20 11:42 a.m.

Keybank, I know the vehicle, not in my name thank god, is behind in payments. I can't do anything about it until I drive 9hrs to Michigan to place a few signatures to have access to money to pay you. Same with you Discover, USAA, and everyone else. Until then I fly my double salute of flying fickle fingers of friendship y'all's way.

Robbie
Robbie MegaDork
2/27/20 11:47 a.m.
mtn said:

Just received a corrected 1099R from 2018 tax year. Looks like I owe another $1,000.

Sorry that you made 3k-4k more than you thought you did, likely for no work at all.

Just trying to keep it in perspective

dropstep
dropstep UltraDork
2/27/20 11:47 a.m.
Antihero said:

I can literally leave food on the coffee table overnight or leave for the day and my dog won't grab it. If it's on the floor after being dropped, he won't eat it until he is told it's ok.

 

My dogs the same way and she doesn't beg. At meal times she goes and lays down in her box. 

93EXCivic
93EXCivic MegaDork
2/27/20 12:01 p.m.
Mndsm said:

Jesus berkeley people. I don't know what an n96 rating is and I don't care. What I do know is all y'all lyin asses ain't fooling anyone with your "painting and sanding " . We know you're scared of the Chinese cough n puke. If you're that scared, get on a plane, leave Florida, and leave me alone. 

I actually need a mask for doing a bunch of house work this weekend and I am not going to be able to find any...

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