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Forum: Foo
10-02-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 164
Posted By BenzFanatic

Yes! I had an old computer sound card go kaput...

Yes! I had an old computer sound card go kaput and bought a philips usb sound card which worked great. I even used it on the next computer because the sound quality was better than the onboard card....
Forum: Foo
09-13-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 649
Posted By BenzFanatic

I had two different black labs that would eat...

I had two different black labs that would eat anything and everything. One of them ate either 3 or 6 pounds of solid chocolate rabbits while we were on vacation and didn't so much as get sick. The...
Forum: Foo
09-07-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,542
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's madness. I'd have to wonder if it's a rim...

That's madness. I'd have to wonder if it's a rim design flaw or faulty valve stems or something.
Forum: Foo
09-04-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,542
Posted By BenzFanatic

They're trying to make money any way they can...

They're trying to make money any way they can because most people don't use the dealer for service anymore. Last time I went in for a recall, my dealer claimed I needed ~$1200 worth of work that I...
Forum: Foo
08-19-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,610
Posted By BenzFanatic

I just got a new mind filter and it came with a...

I just got a new mind filter and it came with a thought purity tester. Before turning on the filter I had 999,998 impure thoughts per million, afterwards I had 0 itpm.
Forum: Foo
08-16-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,886
Posted By BenzFanatic

In the past it was super easy to weed out the...

In the past it was super easy to weed out the fake/for pay reviews, but it seems like they are getting better at hiding it by offering free products to every Tom Dick and Harry that have written...
Forum: Foo
08-07-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By BenzFanatic

This was a fun read, thanks. I'm not a big...

This was a fun read, thanks. I'm not a big amusement park enthusiast, I haven't even been to six flags in probably a decade, but just reading about it brought back some great memories. I might have...
Forum: Foo
07-30-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,805
Posted By BenzFanatic

Gnarly! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Gnarly! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Forum: Foo
07-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,060
Posted By BenzFanatic

I used to do "interior landscaping" for a living,...

I used to do "interior landscaping" for a living, before becoming a grower at a wholesale greenhouse. Free plants, that were going in the trash anyways, was the best perk. My tiny apartment is...
Forum: Foo
07-08-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,235
Posted By BenzFanatic

I immediately knew "Spill the Wine" would be the...

I immediately knew "Spill the Wine" would be the topic starter when I saw this thread. I didn't realize what he was saying until about a year ago, my first time hearing it on a really nice...
Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,091
Posted By BenzFanatic

Most kids that age are so overwhelmed by the...

Most kids that age are so overwhelmed by the slightest curve ball that they just break down and do nothing. To be fair, I know plenty of people in their 30's-70's who are the same way, despite being...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By BenzFanatic

I have to take around 80,000 lactase FCC units to...

I have to take around 80,000 lactase FCC units to eat a few slices of pizza without any noticeable symptoms, and I used to be obese, so I generally avoid dairy. But I always have a few boxes of the...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By BenzFanatic

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally...

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally violently ill for hours this morning, and I still want to go out for a choco taco now.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
Posted By BenzFanatic

That was my thought when I was trying to decide...

That was my thought when I was trying to decide if I should spend the money on a camera system, or to try out a wifi cam. Granted I only want 1, maybe 2 cameras because I live in a tiny apartment. If...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,758
Posted By BenzFanatic

I became lactose intolerant maybe 6 years ago,...

I became lactose intolerant maybe 6 years ago, haven't touched a klondike since. The Heath version are my favorite. I might have to pop a bunch of lactase and go to town on some klondikes soon.
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,729
Posted By BenzFanatic

Plus newer hardware and software uses less...

Plus newer hardware and software uses less battery.

I recently upgraded from an s6 to an s10+. As something that I will use heavily every day for years, it's worth a grand. Same reasons I buy good...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By BenzFanatic

If she harbors any ill-feelings towards you, it...

If she harbors any ill-feelings towards you, it would only be detrimental for her to see you anyways, right? I don't blame you at all. Hopefully your wife and pseudo-sister aren't hurt by it.
Forum: Foo
05-11-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By BenzFanatic

The fake reviews and bought reviews are going to...

The fake reviews and bought reviews are going to be the downfall of Amazon. Having the most reliable feedback system was what made them great in their pre-prime days. I wouldn't do it both out of...
Forum: Foo
04-03-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,060
Posted By BenzFanatic

The likely reason you are getting so many pests...

The likely reason you are getting so many pests is because there's nothing to prey on the things that will almost inherently come with your plants, in the soil, or will seek out your plants. Have you...
Forum: Foo
03-31-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 622
Posted By BenzFanatic

That will be this week for me. I changed jobs and...

That will be this week for me. I changed jobs and have this week off before officially starting the new one. I have no clue what I'm going to do with myself. Probably nothing.
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,047
Posted By BenzFanatic

The 123 chassis E-class diesels are pretty...

The 123 chassis E-class diesels are pretty notorious for their longevity and simplicity. The only common failure points are probably the AC and Radio. Of course you'll be paying 10-15k+ for a nice...
Forum: Foo
03-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,332,707
Posted By BenzFanatic

^You guys are throwing the heat. Here's one I...

^You guys are throwing the heat. Here's one I think y'all will like.
https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1950-international-120-ratrod/6818848198.html
1950 I/H Dually!...
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,231
Posted By BenzFanatic

Same dilemma here, I have an s6 that I have to...

Same dilemma here, I have an s6 that I have to practically charge all day long. I am kicking myself for not trading it in when verizon was offering s9's at 60% off with an s6 trade in.

I'm torn...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 16,394
Posted By BenzFanatic

You win. Timothy Treadwell I think was his name,...

You win. Timothy Treadwell I think was his name, pretty much the epitome of "Florida Man" outside of Florida. I like how one of the native guys they interview says he thinks the bears didn't kill him...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,332,707
Posted By BenzFanatic

There is a very young lady in a neighborhood that...

There is a very young lady in a neighborhood that I frequent that still drives a Pulsar NX Sportbak. It is in horrible condition but I still like it. And it's always nice to see a fairly obscure car,...
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By BenzFanatic

Yep love Portal ever since the Half Life Orange...

Yep love Portal ever since the Half Life Orange Box. I'm still waiting on Half Life 3.
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,925
Posted By BenzFanatic

I despised the reminders when I had an 8.1...

I despised the reminders when I had an 8.1 machine, but I like 10 as a fairly heavy average user. IE is trash as are a few other stock utilities, but that's always true.
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's my constant struggle. What do you like to...

That's my constant struggle. What do you like to play? I like to keep my eye on steam sales and websites like Fanatical and Green man gaming for sales, and have stumbled on some really awesome games...
Forum: Foo
02-10-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,003
Posted By BenzFanatic

This past year I put together my own tower and...

This past year I put together my own tower and it's definitely a bit overkill for my uses. I think my next build is going to be something more portable and affordable.
Ryzen 2600x CPU
X470 ATI...
Forum: Foo
01-31-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm trying to figure out if I've claimed this the...

I'm trying to figure out if I've claimed this the past 4 years or 3 right now, that $2500 is a pretty big chunk of change for me.

You are right that housing is not a qualified expense even if a...
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,332,707
Posted By BenzFanatic

Wouldn't be surprised at all if this got up to...

Wouldn't be surprised at all if this got up to around 6 figures. The previous owner is well known in the old Benz community. Funny enough, it's apparently a Euro model that was imported here, and is...
Forum: Foo
01-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By BenzFanatic

Haha. Surprisingly I have heard this before. I...

Haha. Surprisingly I have heard this before. I think the strangest along those lines is my friend who doesn't like peanut butter in any way, shape, or form.
Forum: Foo
01-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,451
Posted By BenzFanatic

Hey come on now, chocolate is a religion. ...

Hey come on now, chocolate is a religion.

But seriously, I'd try 'em. English toffee sounds delicious. I'm lactose intolerant but I'll pop some lactase and eat peanut mm's every once in awhile.
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By BenzFanatic

We have the "use tax" thing. The first year I saw...

We have the "use tax" thing. The first year I saw it there were amounts to pay based on how much you purchased, but IIRC from the last year or 2 it is just based on income. It was like $15 if you...
Forum: Foo
01-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By BenzFanatic

I think you'll be happy with IPS or TN unless you...

I think you'll be happy with IPS or TN unless you have big windows or an aquarium behind the monitor. 27" is a good size for desk use. I've tried ultrawides and curved monitors and just can't get...
Forum: Foo
01-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,579
Posted By BenzFanatic

There was a year or two where I had to send a...

There was a year or two where I had to send a picture of my class schedule, but I don't think they still do that.
Forum: Foo
01-03-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,579
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've thought about cancelling, I'm up for renewal...

I've thought about cancelling, I'm up for renewal and either prime student is gone or I have been using it for too many years. I think, for me, the benefits outweigh the cost. It's not much different...
Forum: Foo
01-02-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 873
Posted By BenzFanatic

If you put any fruit/juice/tea in your nalgene it...

If you put any fruit/juice/tea in your nalgene it will stain and etch it and the bottle will get nasty unless you are thoroughly washing it daily. I'd get a glass bottle if you are doing anything...
Forum: Foo
12-30-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By BenzFanatic

We claim to have eradicated EAB here in IL. Towns...

We claim to have eradicated EAB here in IL. Towns even preemptively destroyed their ash trees to prevent its spread. I think both of those beetles were theorized to have come in on shipping crates...
Forum: Foo
12-28-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 524
Posted By BenzFanatic

Do you have maple tar spot up there? With pretty...

Do you have maple tar spot up there? With pretty much the sole exception of Acer japonicum every maple here has them, even saplings that are more than a year old. It's almost purely aesthetic, but...
Forum: Foo
12-18-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 794
Posted By BenzFanatic

Seconded

Seconded
Forum: Foo
12-07-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,026
Posted By BenzFanatic

4:30 to be at work at 6 between Thanksgiving and...

4:30 to be at work at 6 between Thanksgiving and January. 5:30 most days the other part of the year. Sometimes I have to go to places between 3 and 5AM to apply pesticides, since people will...
Forum: Foo
11-30-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,581
Posted By BenzFanatic

I think the day after you responded the seal on...

I think the day after you responded the seal on my contigo stretched and failed. I grabbed a Zojirushi and it probably keeps things hot 50% longer, maybe more. Great suggestion, thanks! I also liked...
Forum: Foo
11-22-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's pretty nuts. In Chicago/the suburbs,...

That's pretty nuts. In Chicago/the suburbs, outside of major highways, if you are going 10 or 15 over you're generally leading the pack.
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7,802
Views: 1,332,707
Posted By BenzFanatic

We are seeing more and more Delicas here. It's...

We are seeing more and more Delicas here. It's becoming a very attainable dream car for car weirdos like us.

It's also kind of funny seeing you guys love on the tow truck conversions. I will say...
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,581
Posted By BenzFanatic

I accidentally bought a bag of decaf yesterday,...

I accidentally bought a bag of decaf yesterday, was crushed this morning. Luckily I still have some Aldi cat litter left.
Forum: Foo
11-11-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,581
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm sorry if my simple coffee taste has offended...

I'm sorry if my simple coffee taste has offended you aficionados. ;) But thank you for the suggestions. I've ended up throwing out my last couple bags of a couple different dunkin blends. They smell...
Forum: Foo
11-11-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,581
Posted By BenzFanatic

I use one of those plastic melitta pour-over...

I use one of those plastic melitta pour-over contraptions. I just buy basket filters and fold them. Not a fan of the price or performance of the cone filters. I tend to drink my coffee over the...
Forum: Foo
11-08-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 6,729
Posted By BenzFanatic

One of the most oddly addictive and interesting...

One of the most oddly addictive and interesting shows, even for people who don't particularly like fishing.
Forum: Foo
11-05-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By BenzFanatic

Never tried an actual weighted blanket because of...

Never tried an actual weighted blanket because of their cost, but I always loved the afghans my grandma knitted me for their weight. My current one is relegated to couch throw duty, and I sleep like...
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