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Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Mendel Leisk, Jul 6, 2022.

  1. Salamander_King

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    I believe in redundancy, so I have multiple OS (Chrome, Mac, PC, Linux, iOS, Android) running on various age laptops and tablets. While I have a few machines that I use for specific tasks, most of the laptops are purchased either used or on sale very cheaply. I don't remember when was the last time I spent more than a few hundred dollars on a computer. By far, the best computer I've purchased was the used Pixel Book Core i7-7Y75 with 16GB RAM, originally priced at US$1,699 when it first came out to the market on October 30, 2017. I picked up not one, but several out-of-business lease used Pixel Book Core i7-7Y75 with 16GB RAM for around $200 - $300 in the last ~5 years. It has been my go-to machine ever since.

    My days with a desktop system are over. I still have an operational iMac mini and several boxes of PCs but haven't used them for more than a few years now. I still have a few Windows PC laptops I use for several mono-tasking jobs. They were also cheap, at most $200 each.
     
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    Two vents.....both about the used Hyundai Palisade my daughter traded in her 2016 Mazda CX-5 for. (Huge mistake but what can you do?)

    I did the 2nd oil change on the Palisade last week (very old school engine still used 5W-30)....stupid car has two plastic clips and six, yes six, 10mm bolts to remove the cover. The stupid plastic cartridge housing is very soft plastic, I hate it.
    When replacing the oil filter, I ensured the rubber gasket was in the correct location and oiled it up so it didn't slip. But it must've moved a bit because, now, a week later, I checked out the SUV and it has oil seeping all around it. Crap
    I searched on-line, hoping Hyundai has an option of buying aluminum cartridges to replace the plastic (like Toyota), but found nothing. I'll stop in at the Hyundai dealer this week and buy a new one to replace it. What a STUPID design, Hyundai!! Way too much plastic in this car, I noticed even the transmission has plastic parts on the outside of it...what???
     
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    Here's a vent re oil filters. First 4 years of oil changes were free on the plug-in Pacifica so the first time ever for home Oil Change out was a couple days ago end of november. No idea who else does this but my gosh! Look how easy this thing is to get at, right next to the oil fill and antifreeze fill. Slap a 12-in extension on a 15/16 socket / ratchet wrench & boom you're done

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    No more oil on the floor spinning off from underneath the car - or lack of room for a filter wrench.
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    Trollbait It's a D&D thing

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    The HHR and Sonic had the cartridge accessible from the top like that. Not a cartridge, but the Subaru spin on filter is also at the top; oil still in the filter is caught and drained down when removed.
     
  6. ETC(SS)

    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    Protesters gluing their hands to roadways to stop traffic......

    Personally?
    I would just start pepper spraying them.

    Easy.
    Cheap.
    Effective.
     
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    Yep, great design! My 2005 Tacoma also had the cartridge filter on top of the engine...SO much easier to do an oil change. I think the hardest car I've ever changed the oil on was in an old Suzuki my son-in-law had for a while....the stupid spin on filter was located right up next to the exhaust so no way you could change it while the car was hot and it was at a strange angle...not 45 degrees or 90 degrees...and took a LOT of effort to get the filter to start threading (had to do it blind, couldn't really see up in there.) The first time I changed his oil, I actually gave up and went to the Auto Parts store to buy another brand filter because I didn't think the one I had was the right one. (It was and I used it on a later oil change.) I was a happy camper when he sold the thing and got a Rav 4.
     
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    I had a Mazda with a transverse-mounted B6 engine where the oil filter was up on the side of the engine facing right into the firewall. Able to look at it or reach in and touch it but never at the same time.
     
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    Or if possible reroute traffic and just leave them there indefinitely.
     
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    That's the solution for people pasting themselves to stuff in museums.

    I still like the idea of pepper spraying people who glue their hands to stuff, because I've been pepper sprayed twice myself (for training) but it might damage some of the exhibits in whatever museum the cretins are protesting in.
     
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    Mendel Leisk Patron saint of newly poured sidewalks

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    If it's siimilar to tear gas I wouldn't wish that on anyone.
     
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    I think either would make an indelible impression.

    Was just thinking after about a day of being glued to the road with their pants full of their own human waste and nothing to eat or drink they may be ready to rethink their approach to interacting with their fellow humans - in between their screaming for someone to help them.
     
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    It is kind of humorous in my sick twisted way to think of people not able to rub their eyes due to pepper spray because their hands are glued to the street.
    Equally effective a vomit inducing spray which makes people puke their guts up. Safer than pepper spray because there is a minority of people that can suffocate from pepper spray
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    ETC(SS) The OTHER One Percenter.....

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    I had that done to me twice too.
    They call it a 'confidence' chamber because it removes any doubt about whether or not gas masks will work.
    Painful lessons make for lasting memories.
    I remember the press slagging a certain Joisey politician just because there were rumors that he used traffic as a means of getting people's attention.
    Meanwhile some of the same "folks" make these pieces of human debris out as some kind of courageous protest warriors just because the normal protesty stuff doesn't work fast enough for them.

    It's better than they deserve.
    The sick twisted way would involve an asphalt roller in creep mode with the operator foot bailing a few hundred feet away.

    More people suffocate from hurling, and pepper spray is easier to clean off of the criminals before you cuff them and stuff them.
     
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    Maybe we need to start another thread for "ways I fantasize about showing myself to be a worse human being than the ones who annoy me"?

    But anyway, shopping carts with acrylic handles.

    The one I had in the grocery store just now had wheels that made a perfect electrostatic generator when rolled along the tile floor.

    Would build up enough static to zap across the handle to my hands about every fourth step. Step, step, step, zap, step, step, step, zap, ... all the way through the store.

    I'm thinking, "what's with all the zappage? I'm not letting go of the cart, I'm in good electrical contact the whole time, we should be at the same ding-binged potential" and then I see it's a nonconductive handle. The potential difference keeps building up until high enough for an arc across the handle to my hands. Ow.

    Once I moved my hands to the very ends of the handle where I could keep my fingers against the metal cart, no more zappage.
     
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    Good one, especially because underlying mechanism was included.

    I wonder of the zapped acrylic could reveal damage with appropriate microscopy. I know your hands heal. Or at least I suppose they do.

    Chap has Frankenstein hands!
     
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    This was a marshmallow protest compared to the biggie 2 years and 10 + months ago. The biggest and worst in US history. I could see more unfeeling harm done to the ones at the big one considering what they did. Not so much to the glued ones. It doesn’t seem that much to get excited about like the big one.
     
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    New name for this thread "Bray of Prigs"

    Or "Erring of Grievances"
     
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    More headline and summary writers ...

    I wonder what he did before his arrest ....