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LesterOfPuppets 08-02-22 11:17 AM

Any of you east coasters going to this big show? This lineup on a single stage would've been difficult to imagine in 1994 (ignoring the Black Keys' not existing yet).

https://scontent.fphx1-1.fna.fbcdn.n...XA&oe=62EF088A

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 12:33 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22596091)
I would consider another Beetle, for around town.

We were on phone line DSL until a couple of years ago.

We watch video content on YouTube with a 13" iPad. Does that count?

DSL is through a phone line, but not dialup. And no.

datlas 08-02-22 12:37 PM

We went from dialup to FIOS fiber optic about 5.years ago. They never offered DSL in our neighborhood.

That was a shocking change!

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 12:38 PM

I hated going home from a T3 at school to 56k at home.

datlas 08-02-22 01:05 PM

I still remember my first telecommunications setup on a PC from home. It was a 300 baud modem and connection to CompuServe. That was approx 1986.

:50:

seedsbelize2 08-02-22 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by DougRNS (Post 22596052)
Did she like that rock opera ********?

I never heard it playing in the house. She was more of a Grateful Dead/ Hot Tuna kinda gal. She was a big fan of Taj Majal.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=seJAOWHUeJE

Mojo31 08-02-22 01:38 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22596091)
I would consider another Beetle, for around town.

We were on phone line DSL until a couple of years ago.

We watch video content on YouTube with a 13" iPad. Does that count?


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22596188)
DSL is through a phone line, but not dialup. And no.

Listen to you now that you have a 75" screen!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d0fe031f5.gif

genejockey 08-02-22 01:44 PM

Sheesh!
Wordle 409 6/6

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Mojo31 08-02-22 01:50 PM


Originally Posted by datlas (Post 22596217)
I still remember my first telecommunications setup on a PC from home. It was a 300 baud modem and connection to CompuServe. That was approx 1986.

:50:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9af42b0ecc.gif

Today is full of you guys!

I got my first cell phone in 1991. Didn't have internet service until about 1996 or 1997.

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 02:00 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596254)
Listen to you now that you have a 75" screen!

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...2d0fe031f5.gif

At the distribution hub. No jinxing anything until itís installed!

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 02:04 PM

Also YouTube is a blight upon humanity at any screen size.

Mojo31 08-02-22 02:07 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22596299)
Also YouTube is a blight upon humanity at any screen size.

TikTok is far worse.

rjones28 08-02-22 02:17 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22596188)
DSL is through a phone line, but not dialup. And no.

I used to doze off, while downloading data files, during the AOL era.

rjones28 08-02-22 02:19 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596275)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9af42b0ecc.gif

Today is full of you guys!

I got my first cell phone in 1991. Didn't have internet service until about 1996 or 1997.

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...9af42b0ecc.gif

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 02:22 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596302)
TikTok is far worse.

Sure, but comes up less around here. Really all the socialsÖ

Mojo31 08-02-22 02:23 PM

They are coming out of the woodwork!

I got my first cell phone when I started dating Mrs. Mojo. She lived in Dallas, and a phone call from my house to hers was long distance. The cost of the cell phone plan, which included calls to Dallas, was less than the long distance charges I was paying. That was when the phone was included in your plan costs.

I know - I was cool.

Not sure what happened since.

indyfabz 08-02-22 02:32 PM

Vanity plate of the day: OLBROAD

Wish I could have gotten a better shot.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...17c05b751.jpeg

Mojo31 08-02-22 02:33 PM

Need to clean your dashboard!

Bah Humbug 08-02-22 02:44 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596318)
They are coming out of the woodwork!

I got my first cell phone when I started dating Mrs. Mojo. She lived in Dallas, and a phone call from my house to hers was long distance. The cost of the cell phone plan, which included calls to Dallas, was less than the long distance charges I was paying. That was when the phone was included in your plan costs.

I know - I was cool.

Not sure what happened since.

You can still get the phone included if youíre not too bougie.

Also I wonder if Iíll start remembering I was cool when I get to your ageÖ :innocent:

rjones28 08-02-22 02:45 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596318)
They are coming out of the woodwork!

I got my first cell phone when I started dating Mrs. Mojo. She lived in Dallas, and a phone call from my house to hers was long distance. The cost of the cell phone plan, which included calls to Dallas, was less than the long distance charges I was paying. That was when the phone was included in your plan costs.

I know - I was cool.

Not sure what happened since.

http://static5.businessinsider.com/i...-the-1990s.jpg

Mojo31 08-02-22 03:00 PM


Originally Posted by Bah Humbug (Post 22596339)
You can still get the phone included if youíre not too bougie.

Also I wonder if Iíll start remembering I was cool when I get to your ageÖ :innocent:

You tend to remember those fleeting moments. They are called the "good old days." Every old guy talks about them.

Mojo31 08-02-22 03:01 PM


Originally Posted by rjones28 (Post 22596341)

Well, you got me beat since I never had a car phone like yours!

My first was one of these:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...406d5eb49e.jpg

big john 08-02-22 03:11 PM


Originally Posted by MoAlpha (Post 22595854)
Hard for a hacker to center that hole and drill it straight without a drill press. Ask me how I know.

I worked as a mechanic in a gas station that was owned by a man who did machine work like grinding valves, etc. He lost one of his eyes as a child and he could do detailed stuff incredibly well. He drilled out a broken bolt until only the threads were left and when he unscrewed it there was this little coil of threads.

He built his own hulls for drag boats and he was one of the first boat racers to go over 100mph on the water. Great guy, father figure to me and others.

The Chevy Colorado came with weird bolts for the exhaust manifold, they were more or less self tapping, and they break when you try to unscrew them sometimes. You cannot remove them with an extractor. We had a service guy who would come out and use little grinders to disintegrate the bolts. It was amazing.

Some guys weld a nut to a broken bolt to remove it.

rjones28 08-02-22 03:28 PM


Originally Posted by Mojo31 (Post 22596358)
Well, you got me beat since I never had a car phone like yours!

My first was one of these:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...406d5eb49e.jpg

I got my first cell phone in the late 1990s. Got whatever brick-shaped Motorola model Bell Atlantic Mobile was handing out at the time.

genejockey 08-02-22 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by big john (Post 22596366)
I worked as a mechanic in a gas station that was owned by a man who did machine work like grinding valves, etc. He lost one of his eyes as a child and he could do detailed stuff incredibly well. He drilled out a broken bolt until only the threads were left and when he unscrewed it there was this little coil of threads.

He built his own hulls for drag boats and he was one of the first boat racers to go over 100mph on the water. Great guy, father figure to me and others.

The Chevy Colorado came with weird bolts for the exhaust manifold, they were more or less self tapping, and they break when you try to unscrew them sometimes. You cannot remove them with an extractor. We had a service guy who would come out and use little grinders to disintegrate the bolts. It was amazing.

Some guys weld a nut to a broken bolt to remove it.

In watchmaking, as you can imagine, screw heads break off on old watches sometimes. Because the plates and bridges of the movement are usually some form of brass or other nonferrous metal, you can take a plate with a broken off screw and boil it in an Alum solution and the steel screw will dissolve but the plate itself will not be affected.

I guess you can't to that with a broken steel screw in a cast iron block......


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