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Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 126
Posted By genec

Well it had been thought that the frequencies...

Well it had been thought that the frequencies used by cell phones and the earlier analog models in particular could cause inter-modulation distortion at GPS frequencies and also might induce problems...
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By genec

pretty sure Popeil was the basis for this too: ...

pretty sure Popeil was the basis for this too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKTx5WFcs0
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 37
Posted By genec

RIP pocket fisherman

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/28/us/ron-popeil-tv-infomercial-dead/index.html
Forum: Foo
07-29-21, 06:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 312
Posted By genec

But what if the miners enjoyed their work?

But what if the miners enjoyed their work?
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 271
Posted By genec

Oh, speaking of cables... The ole 78 had a cable...

Oh, speaking of cables... The ole 78 had a cable for the gas pedal that went to a lever in the engine compartment that made the throttle body fuel injection system add gas and go.

The "gas...
Forum: Foo
07-28-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 271
Posted By genec

Dang... wish I knew that at that time... ...

Dang... wish I knew that at that time...

Somewhere I remembered reading that the matchbook thickness was close enough. I had a screw driver... one of those cheap jobs that you can pull out and...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

I'd love to get a "minimalist" vehicle... with...

I'd love to get a "minimalist" vehicle... with little to nothing in the way of technology. I don't even want a GPS... those things are outdated the moment you drive off the lot. And I HATE...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

I am not sure what NPR does with them... they...

I am not sure what NPR does with them... they accept old boats and cars... I think if there is value, they go to auction... otherwise they are likely pieced out. Everything I gave them actually...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

Have done just that... only when I finally run...

Have done just that... only when I finally run them into the ground, I give them to NPR as a donation. I get a tiny tax write off, they get some operating funds, and someone gets a project car.
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

Long story short... I had and relied on that...

Long story short... I had and relied on that book... traced my young son's hand print on one of the pages... while waiting for the engine to cool off outside of Phoenix... Points had gone wonky. ...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 312
Posted By genec

Yeah, peroxide goes "flat" if it is around too...

Yeah, peroxide goes "flat" if it is around too long... Doesn't foam up at wounds like it should.
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

My wife had one of those... her first new car......

My wife had one of those... her first new car... '78. I took care of it later in life (after we met). Learned to change that oil and adjust those valves, and the points, every 3K miles... like...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 312
Posted By genec

Of course... did not think about evaporation... ...

Of course... did not think about evaporation... every time the little cap is opened... however slight. So those cases I have on the back shelf in the bomb shelter, that have never been...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 312
Posted By genec

Rubbing alcohol expires???

I have some bottles of "rubbing alcohol" around the house... for various reasons.... medical, solvent, cleaning... etc.

Well I just noticed one bottle had "expired." Dated 8/2020. 70%...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

My old truck turns on the "bed light" by...

My old truck turns on the "bed light" by itself... I cannot seem to figure that one out... Of course the solution is to pull the bulb. I just disconnect the battery, as I use the truck so...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

Nothing wrong with that... I've never owned a...

Nothing wrong with that... I've never owned a new car... they all came with lots of miles on them. I understand new cars lose nearly 20% of their value the moment they leave the lot... that's a...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 735
Posted By genec

Define "close friends." I have friends...

Define "close friends."

I have friends that have my house keys, I have friends I would help move, I have friends that have made space for me during the COVID lock down. I have friends that...
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

Rocket Cowboy is offering a bigger bribe to NASA...

Rocket Cowboy is offering a bigger bribe to NASA to get his giant rocket into the Moon race.


https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/27/tech/jeff-bezos-nasa-intl-hnk/index.html
Forum: Foo
07-27-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 240
Posted By genec

Boy ain't that the truth. I used to be able to...

Boy ain't that the truth. I used to be able to eat anything and not gain weight... didn't own a car in those days, so everything was a bike trip. Now... Oy! Just look at a french fry and gain 2...
Forum: Foo
07-26-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 479
Posted By genec

Nah, I like driving them into the ground, towing,...

Nah, I like driving them into the ground, towing, adding my own stuff, going to foreign countries... all things that are frowned upon by leasing.

Those folks that want a new car each year, or...
Forum: Foo
07-24-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

Yup, just a joy ride... sorry Jeff, no "wings." ...

Yup, just a joy ride... sorry Jeff, no "wings."


https://gizmodo.com/the-faa-changed-its-definition-of-astronaut-on-the-same-1847349971/amp
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Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 591
Views: 53,535
Posted By genec

Florida man comes home from doctor appointment to...

Florida man comes home from doctor appointment to find...

Naked Florida woman in pool, refuses to get dressed and leave. ...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,087
Posted By genec

The ultimate Feel Good song... Nina Simone......

The ultimate Feel Good song... Nina Simone... "Feeling Good."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff-0pHwyQ1g
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 601
Posted By genec

There will likely be future payoffs from the...

There will likely be future payoffs from the commercial space programs, but these "gold plated bungee jumps (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1234680-gold-plated-bungee-jump.html)" did no real...
Forum: Foo
07-22-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By genec

Sadly, part of that lack of fidelity, when some...

Sadly, part of that lack of fidelity, when some folks use a phone is due to using a bluetooth headset. They can be awful.

For all my meetings I use a high quality wired headset with a good mike...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,947
Posted By genec

The reality of back to the office... SIGH... ...

The reality of back to the office... SIGH...


And more... https://www.fastcompany.com/90655710/the-unspoken-reasons-employees-dont-want-remote-work-to-end
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By genec

Yeah, but doesn't it have to "sacrificial wine"...

Yeah, but doesn't it have to "sacrificial wine" on Sundays before noon? And what about folks in dry counties... ARRRG.
07-21-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By genec

I have to laugh... I was hiking yesterday, and...

I have to laugh... I was hiking yesterday, and along this road, went past a wide bush and a small deer jumped out right in front of me... while walking. It had been apparently trying to get past a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,431
Posted By genec

I lived in that area back in the late 70's and...

I lived in that area back in the late 70's and moved east to Lemon Grove in '81. I saw quite a few changes when they put the tunnel/bridges in for I15. That really shook up the area, and it took a...
Forum: Foo
07-21-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By genec

You go no where without dreams.

You go no where without dreams.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,431
Posted By genec

Tend to agree... I believe though beyond the...

Tend to agree... I believe though beyond the tasters... some places allow for 5 oz pours or 10oz schooners. And a decent pub has "proper" pints too... or imperial pints... 20oz.

I know my...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,431
Posted By genec

I used to live just east of that area... on the...

I used to live just east of that area... on the other side of 40th street... the development in that area and improvements further south have totally changed that part of town, for the better. It was...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 1,431
Posted By genec

Good friend to have!

Good friend to have!
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

Well, maybe the richest man in the world has a...

Well, maybe the richest man in the world has a tiny heart after all...


https://www.npr.org/2021/07/20/1018414444/bezos-landed-thanked-amazon-workers-and-shoppers-for-paying-gave-away-200-millio...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

For me the benefits are more along the lines of...

For me the benefits are more along the lines of what designing for space brings... miniaturization, power saving and rugged designs, which lead to more robust satellites, which then allow us to...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

Hey, don't get me wrong... I think a space...

Hey, don't get me wrong... I think a space program has merit, both from the scientific and R&D aspect... but there were no experiments done on these "joy rides." The technology was already tested,...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 257
Posted By genec

And now Bezos has done his bungee jump... so two...

And now Bezos has done his bungee jump... so two billionaires that could have improved lives here on earth (https://www.bikeforums.net/foo/1235072-cleaning-out-homeless-camp.html)have gone off for...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,096
Posted By genec

It IS a complicated issue... but if you empower...

It IS a complicated issue... but if you empower people to take care of their space, and to watch out for others, by giving those folks basic responsibilities, you tend to create "someone" out of the...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 239
Posted By genec

Just to get you in the door no doubt... works...

Just to get you in the door no doubt... works every time. Free food, free booze, spare change... whatever works.

I save my quarters to use in the local laundromat industrial washing machines...
07-20-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 316
Posted By genec

Didn't happen to me, but I seem to remember a...

Didn't happen to me, but I seem to remember a video a few years back of a deer leaping onto the road right into a cyclist.

Went to search for it... looks like it has happened a few times... ...
07-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 628
Posted By genec

Was riding off road trails in east central...

Was riding off road trails in east central Florida, when I hit a big exposed root and managed to crash my bike in a creek. Decided to stick to paved paths after that. Looks like it was the best...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By genec

The real irony is if you don't pay, they still...

The real irony is if you don't pay, they still don't "get it." They just run up the bill and then send it to collections.

I had a heck of a time trying to get out of Spectrum last year... they...
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9,624
Views: 1,237,361
Posted By genec

ahhhh a feather bed carrier... how nice.

ahhhh a feather bed carrier... how nice.
Forum: Foo
07-20-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By genec

The car warranty spam is insidious... Same voice...

The car warranty spam is insidious... Same voice every time, same message, new phone number... every damn time. Can't block it when they keep using new numbers. ...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 572
Posted By genec

Are you aware that most smart phones allow 3 way...

Are you aware that most smart phones allow 3 way calls? Our son is in a different city and the wife and I get on our respective phones and set up a three way call and talk just like the old days......
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By genec

I tend to agree with the "every other version is...

I tend to agree with the "every other version is bad..."
Win 9 was so horrible they didn't bother to release it. Win 10, it's OK. 7 was pretty darn good... 8... OMG. :eek: So 11. Nah, wait...
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 638
Posted By genec

Several years ago I tried to use Uber, could not...

Several years ago I tried to use Uber, could not do so as it (then) required a FB account. So I have never Ubered either.
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 638
Posted By genec

I too never did FB... But I also find it terribly...

I too never did FB... But I also find it terribly annoying that some information is only available on FB... restaurant menus for instance, or local groups for various things like sailing or music....
Forum: Foo
07-19-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 533
Posted By genec

Time to go to '96.

Time to go to '96.
Forum: Foo
07-16-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 655
Posted By genec

Hey, can you charge toll on your half? ;)

Hey, can you charge toll on your half? ;)
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