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by Typeminer
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688042

Re: More Stuff

What's the hazard with borax?
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?
Replies: 185
Views: 20660

Re: Anyone Want Some Grapefruit?

And Dave wins again. :mrgreen:
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688042

Re: More Stuff

Meanwhile, on a completely different note (pun definitely intended)... My choir director forwarded me an email from someone looking for amateur tenor and bass singers, to join in a choir to sing Verdi's Great Requiem... After consideration, and discussion with the person who originally had sent him...
by Typeminer
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24386

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

It's why the things are so often laden with grammar and spelling errors, and what you would think are obvious absurdities: to screen out people smart enough to question whether the IRS would really send you a letter written in Engrish... I have to admit, I had never thought about that angle... That...
by Typeminer
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

But now I'm so frosted off at Volkswagen over the diesel emissions fraud that I'll never buy another one. Better not buy a smartphone either. A bunch of manufacturers have been caught programming the phones to cook the performance numbers when the various testing suites are run. In other words, don...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

I'll bet it had something to do with a new president or other high end management change... btw- I first joy-rid my first ride in a parking lot & it was an old air-cooled VW bus. That said, I'm still thinking of getting the successor; a Vanagon and w/ the Diesel bell-housing in there you can strap ...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688042

Re: More Stuff

And the Boca combination sound card/modem was a nightmare. {Boca was a company started by former IBM engineers - the same team who had been responsible for the PCjr...} I had my own nightmare with a Boca Ethernet card, years ago. I chose it because it used a very good Ethernet chip (AMD PCNet) whic...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: More Stuff
Replies: 5351
Views: 688042

Re: More Stuff

I've always heard it as 'Quehr-ee'. Interesting. I've always thought it that as being a British variant pronunciation... haven't heard it used in the U.S. as far as I can recall. However... I believe I recall that some of the Appalachian accents in American English are derived pretty directly from ...
by Typeminer
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Sic Transit Gloria Mad
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Sic Transit Gloria Mad

Furshlugginer publishing industry . . . .
by Typeminer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

Just last Sunday, when I filled up before driving to my dad's birthday brunch, a van filled up, next to my truck. A 73 VW van... Admittedly, the owner said it was costing her a fair bit, to keep it alive... I told her I knew the feeling (mine being a 1991 GMC Suburban...) Got rid of a 1970 VW van i...
by Typeminer
Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Steal at $28K
Replies: 37
Views: 831

Re: A Steal at $28K

Description sounds like they might have entirely replaced the suspension and drive train. The guys over at Doc's who rebuild old cars do that.
by Typeminer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: * cricket * cricket *
Replies: 14
Views: 471

Re: * cricket * cricket *

Yeah, I've been jammed up with work (technically working right now, actually :? ) and weekend crap with the ancestral property. Haven't looked in for a few days.
by Typeminer
Mon May 27, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: A Passing
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: A Passing

My condolences, Pablo. Did not check the board for a few days and am just seeing the news here now.

Sometimes the waiting is worse. Wishing comfort and peace to you and your family.
by Typeminer
Wed May 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Short Break 2019-05-17
Replies: 26
Views: 1187

Re: Short Break 2019-05-17

My grandmother spent ten years dying inside her head until her body finally gave out at age 102. I know what it's like. My mom didn't last that long, but I was missing her while she was still here. We thought her anorexia and dislike of formerly palatable foods was a symptom of dementia. She went f...
by Typeminer
Mon May 13, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Weird Noises 2019-05-10
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: Weird Noises 2019-05-10

The FIAT 128 was a decent little car. There was nothing Sovet cost-cutting couldn't ruin. Remember once seeing the Yugo described (approximately) as a base-model Fiat assembled from factory-second parts by unskilled workers in poor light. Click and Clack about stroked out laughing at an unlucky cal...
by Typeminer
Sun May 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Daily Wapsi Square Discussion
Topic: Weird Noises 2019-05-10
Replies: 20
Views: 839

Re: Weird Noises 2019-05-10

AnotherFairportfan wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 4:11 pm
The Yugo i ripped a door off made a similar but not-so-loud noise...
Q: For why has Yugo rear window electric defroster?

A: For to warm hands when pushing in snow!
by Typeminer
Sun May 12, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 230
Views: 47475

Re: Bad Jokes II

Good to see Jasper whatever thread. :D

Now, you want a bad joke?

Saw a thing just lately--with pictures--that dogs can ride the New York subways. If they fit in a bag!

Try convincing Jasper to ride the subway in a bag. :shock:
by Typeminer
Sat May 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24386

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I knew opposite sides all equaled the same number. But I was thinking it was 6. That actually wouldn't work - what goes on the side opposite the 3? The numbers 1 to 6 total 21. There are three pairs of opposite sides on a cube, so if each pair is going to have the same total it must be 7. Quite log...
by Typeminer
Fri May 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Schtupid Email Scams
Replies: 186
Views: 24386

Re: Schtupid Email Scams

I knew opposite sides all equaled the same number. But I was thinking it was 6.

Goes to show, ya don't ever know . . . . :?
by Typeminer
Tue May 07, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: The Main Pub Room
Topic: Bad Jokes II
Replies: 230
Views: 47475

Re: Bad Jokes II

Jasper puts up with a lot. It's tough being a dog (as any dog will tell ya). But there are limits. :mrgreen:

Always good to see Jasper. Makes the week better. 8-)