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Forum: Foo
09-27-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,411
Posted By genec

Well, I do remember when payphones were...

Well, I do remember when payphones were "everywhere." And oddly, when those payphones may or may not have worked, if you were trying to make a call to a "different network" on a weekend. (long ago,...
Forum: Foo
09-26-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 16,269
Posted By genec

Tesla finally puts safe drivers on the road... ...

Tesla finally puts safe drivers on the road...

By "promising" that they are being evaluated before they "earn" "Full Self Driving." All of which of course is a huge oxymoron... if FSD...
Forum: Foo
09-25-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 277
Posted By genec

I see you are prepared to do a "catscan," should...

I see you are prepared to do a "catscan," should it be required.

Hey the irony of "taking a bike shop" with you... is my Pedro's multi-tool pretty much fills that "bikeshop" role for me. That...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Good question. I have no idea what frequency at...

Good question. I have no idea what frequency at which they operate... I suspect low MHz. Still EM. And do the radiate all the time, or just when they "sense" a "client."
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By genec

Minor issue... Just get about 1000 of your...

Minor issue... Just get about 1000 of your friends together with 350 bucks apiece, and tell them you're bringing great BBQ to town. (assuming the other guy only has mediocre BBQ... )

Now, you've...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

of course not... But your "device" might be...

of course not... But your "device" might be happier...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 338
Posted By genec

Holy crap, talk about "driver distraction." ...

Holy crap, talk about "driver distraction."

I suspect however that this is a test/evaluation vehicle and these giant screens are for programmer/tester/tech type folks.
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By genec

Hondo, that bad boy is for sale... wouldn't it be...

Hondo, that bad boy is for sale... wouldn't it be great down in your neck of the woods? Maybe park it "in town," just to the northeast of that Best Western... in that lot on the north west corner of...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By genec

That's just a tiny BBQ... This one is Texas...

That's just a tiny BBQ... This one is Texas size...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kuYB-8fjok
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By genec

Maybe it's just the "heavy metal" in your diet......

Maybe it's just the "heavy metal" in your diet...

And yes aging sucks... I can no longer party like I was 25... back then a day of cycling (like 65 miles or more) was often followed by a night...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By genec

While I agree somewhat... and suggest just...

While I agree somewhat... and suggest just buying a whole set of both SAE and Metric 3/8 drive hex bits, I also acknowledge that there are places where such bits just will not fit, and thus a set of...
Forum: Foo
09-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Yes, but not political in nature. More of...

Yes, but not political in nature.

More of an issue of style verses function.

USB-C connectors work better, Lightening looks better. 3.5mm headphone jacks work better, BT headsets look...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Hey, good for you... when I use the cheap...

Hey, good for you... when I use the cheap cables, my Samsung old phone says "use the cable/charger supplied."

On my computer it says "USB 2.0, higher data rates may be achieved by using USB 3.0...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 408
Posted By genec

I thought this was a pretty interesting...

I thought this was a pretty interesting explanation...

https://www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/americas-regional-barbecue-styles

They also isolated east Texas from Central Texas. :50:

I...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

BTW, is this "clickbait" too? ...

BTW, is this "clickbait" too?


https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/european-union-announces-plans-to-require-all-mobile-devices-to-use-usb-c/
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Buy a few cheap cables and see if your devices...

Buy a few cheap cables and see if your devices will do "rapid charge" or high data transfer.

And I was only trying to do a direct product compare, of the product offered by the same company... IE...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

LOL... so you won't accept my opinion of a...

LOL... so you won't accept my opinion of a connector used by "a multibillion dollar company," but you will accept some vblogers opinion... got it.

"Apple Explained is a one-man YouTube...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

But they did with phones... that is the part that...

But they did with phones... that is the part that doesn't make sense.

And call it "editorializing" if you want... This is a recent decision for the EU, thus "news."
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

"Clickbait?" CNN business section? Really? ...

"Clickbait?" CNN business section? Really? :foo:

And yes, this is an issue for Apple, as they are the least likely to change... Android devices have been quite willing to adopt newer...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

I do like the lightening connector... but...

I do like the lightening connector... but apparently the rest of the world did not.

Remember, even though I started this thread, the decisions mentioned in the OP were not mine, I merely...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Same company, USB-C cables... ...

Same company, USB-C cables...
...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

Right... thus they buy in bulk already, and...

Right... thus they buy in bulk already, and simply choose to use a proprietary connector on iphones.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

No... except that the $1 ones do not carry high...

No... except that the $1 ones do not carry high current, and may be inferior for high speed data... which is why I chose to look at reputable companies like Belkin and Apple, vice "dollar store." ...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

As I mentioned the mag safe charger is hard wired...

As I mentioned the mag safe charger is hard wired at one end, and USB-C at the other end. Apple supplied. Already USB-C. The wall wart is USB-C. Apple supplied.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

OK, let's talk Cables... ...

OK, let's talk Cables...


https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MXLY2AM/A/lightning-to-usb-cable-1-m


https://www.belkin.com/us/cables/data/3-1-usb-a-to-usb-c-cable-usb-c-cable/p/p-f2cu029/
...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By genec

You can use an adjustable wrench with any hex...

You can use an adjustable wrench with any hex shape... including the original hex mentioned. I do this often for "better torque transfer."
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 612
Posted By genec

About damn time... of course AAPL is not happy...

The nightmare of multiple chargers and throwing away old chargers may soon come to an end (OK, in reality, this will take years...)

The EU is taking the example of Japan and mandating that one...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By genec

There is.

There is.
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 457
Posted By genec

Probably the best solution here... as it will...

Probably the best solution here... as it will give something to grab and hold onto the bolt. I would find someone with a drill press to make the pilot hole.

I see "locktite" was used initially......
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By genec

No doubt. I have a "desk toy" given to me...

No doubt.

I have a "desk toy" given to me by a company for my 5th year there... it appears to swing on it's own after initially being put into action.

The reality is a small electromagnet in...
Forum: Foo
09-23-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11,868
Views: 2,508,547
Posted By genec

Well, "Engage" just didn't seem to fit... ...

Well, "Engage" just didn't seem to fit... :D
Forum: Foo
09-22-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 366
Posted By genec

Or there are two links near each other... one is...

Or there are two links near each other... one is for the page you want to go to, the other, somewhat disguised like the page you are on, is for a link to some stupid thing you would never think to...
Forum: Foo
09-21-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 457
Views: 16,269
Posted By genec

Seriously? It took MIT to figure this out? ...

Seriously? It took MIT to figure this out?


https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/20/mit-study-finds-tesla-drivers-become-inattentive-when-autopilot-is-activated/

Uh, sorry Elon, it really is NOT...
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By genec

Or the goofball that steps right in front of the...

Or the goofball that steps right in front of the machine, just as it launches one... :eek:

:beer:
Forum: Foo
09-18-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By genec

How's this? https://youtu.be/UCxMdOkw5MQ

How's this?

https://youtu.be/UCxMdOkw5MQ
Forum: Foo
09-17-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By genec

Tomorrow night!? Ya better git on yor horse,...

Tomorrow night!? Ya better git on yor horse, pilgrim!
09-14-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,912
Posted By genec

And the #1 reason all my favorite songs are...

And the #1 reason all my favorite songs are ripped from my CDs and are on my phone... that way every song is "my favorite." Kind of awesome... my radio station, always playing my hits. :D
...
09-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By genec

Is there an adjustment? I have only seen it...

Is there an adjustment? I have only seen it "enabled" or "disabled." Trim in a computer usually is a setting for an SSD (solid state drive) which allows the drive to constantly tune itself much in...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 11,868
Views: 2,508,547
Posted By genec

:thumb: Back around 5th grade or so, I did...

:thumb:

Back around 5th grade or so, I did some sort of report on paprika... and became familiar with it.

My mom wasn't much of a cook, so it wasn't in abundance in our house. (She was from...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11,868
Views: 2,508,547
Posted By genec

My wife adds that from time to time too... ...

My wife adds that from time to time too...

Heck we use a lot of cumin... we both have recipes for beans that call for cumin... I do pintos in a slow cooker (or instapot), she does black beans out...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By genec

Well yeah... but how does that help protect the...

Well yeah... but how does that help protect the grid and internet. Heck, I sleep in a screen room... you know, easier than making a foil hat every day. Keeps down the annoying cell phone calls...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11,868
Views: 2,508,547
Posted By genec

Heck, I eat the damn things with a spoon... ...

Heck, I eat the damn things with a spoon... right out of the skin... sort of like a mini cantaloupe. Just a touch of pepper or a dash of some hot sauce.

Yeah, the reaction to Avocados is all...
Forum: Foo
09-13-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11,868
Views: 2,508,547
Posted By genec

Second this, and also suggest a light spritz of...

Second this, and also suggest a light spritz of lime juice before the saran wrap.

But yes, the saran wrap thing works so well that I use it from time to time to "save" a half an avocado for the...
09-09-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 437
Posted By genec

Hard to control the cool... especially when...

Hard to control the cool... especially when someone else has done some real dumbazz move... like making a left turn from a right lane and hitting you in the process, or leaving a stop sign just as...
Forum: Foo
09-09-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,085
Posted By genec

Lucky Lager... ...

Lucky Lager...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/445x600/26ac956fb14c06778681d7b424cc7db5_9e359d557606d7259711e2643942a5ec3ac2dd6e.jpg
If you could not figure out the cap,...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,411
Posted By genec

Vastly easier... and this is not just a third...

Vastly easier... and this is not just a third world issue. Europe is famous for quickly adopting the cell phone ("mobile," as it is often called there), as simply running wires through historical...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By genec

Not sure... but certainly we didn't see the...

Not sure... but certainly we didn't see the world power grids and internet fail in a blinding flash. I didn't even read of any increased Aurora Borealis activity...
Forum: Foo
09-08-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,085
Posted By genec

LOL... pixalated face, but meanwhile, wearing...

LOL... pixalated face, but meanwhile, wearing company ID badge.
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By genec

whirrrrr... beep beep... whistle. pop pop......

whirrrrr... beep beep... whistle. pop pop... whirrrrrr. Clunk.

or as my old friend says...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-BKjnAgNgY

Quite the conversationalist, eh?
Forum: Foo
09-07-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By genec

In, before the lock... ;)

In, before the lock... ;)
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