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    Just not "Nu" or "Xi." Haha. At least someone at...

    Just not "Nu" or "Xi." Haha. At least someone at the New York Times was actually paying attention:

    The W.H.O. skips forward two Greek letters, avoiding a Xi variant....
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    Yo. Anybody else notice how we conveniently...

    Yo. Anybody else notice how we conveniently skipped the Greek letter preceding Omicron? Ohhhhhh, right. It's Xi. Funny how that works.
  3. So last week I finally tackled my strut job on my...

    So last week I finally tackled my strut job on my XC70. That job was NOT fun. Learned the XC's coils have a metric butt ton of travel. Took 3 pairs of spring compressors to get the job done, and...
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    Haha. Yeah. One Punch Man is freaking great.

    Haha. Yeah. One Punch Man is freaking great.
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    Yeah. SUPER worth upgrading to get the ad-free...

    Yeah. SUPER worth upgrading to get the ad-free experience. Since I get "free" Hulu with my Verizon cell subscription, I only pay the 5 or 6 bucks to upgrade. Worth it. I actually end up watching Hulu...
  6. Agreed! Although I always got a crack out of the...

    Agreed! Although I always got a crack out of the Baron in Lynch's version, he was so over the top that it ends up being comical. In the new version, Baron Harkonnen is actually scary AF. It makes WAY...
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    KLBB. Lubbock. Long ass 11,500' runway and...

    KLBB. Lubbock. Long ass 11,500' runway and chillllll ops. Gave our runways like at KSUU a run for our money.
  8. Hahahaha. Dooooooooooooone.

    Hahahaha. Dooooooooooooone.
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    It's as if whatever dooshbag marketer who came up...

    It's as if whatever dooshbag marketer who came up with those monikers have never heard of the already existing Hyundai Ioniq.

    I already hate the confusing alphanumeric crap they've been doing,...
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  11. A valid concern, for sure. Although I still think...

    A valid concern, for sure. Although I still think I personally prefer Kyle MacLachlan's version of Paul Atreides, I believe that Timothιe Chalamet's rendition is honestly more true to the way the...
  12. Still the wrong way to go about it if you want...

    Still the wrong way to go about it if you want the best possible experience IMO. DirecTV, even their "4K" offerings, still compress the piss out of stuff. Especially in the audio department where...
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    Hahaha. For real. True story: Once I went home...

    Hahaha. For real. True story: Once I went home from the Middle East, having to go civilian charter, went through LAX, and I kid you not, the experience there made me wish I was back in Iraq instead....
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    Such was the demise of my beloved old Caddilac...

    Such was the demise of my beloved old Caddilac DeVille. RIP.
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    Hahahaha. That is freaking awesome. Going to have...

    Hahahaha. That is freaking awesome. Going to have to print that out to hang up in my office. :)

    Not gonna lie. Been perusing Craigslist lately on the lookout for a 240 wagon. Preferably with the...
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    Most impressive! That HAS to be some kind of...

    Most impressive! That HAS to be some kind of Range Rover world record!
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    Hmm... I'd maybe still keep that on my radar. I...

    Hmm... I'd maybe still keep that on my radar. I love those old TDIs. That's crazy low miles for that vintage, and those go for a premium these days it seems. Every one I've come across seem to go for...
  18. Yeah. Streaming via HBO, though. NOT the same as...

    Yeah. Streaming via HBO, though. NOT the same as what you get with 4K Blu-Ray or in this case, the studio's theater copies in all their full bit-rate glory. Those files are usually somewhere around...
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    Copy/paste from Great Resignation thread. This...

    Copy/paste from Great Resignation thread. This was actually where I meant to post it:

    This trucker perfectly describes a MAJOR part of the situation at hand:

    A 20-year truck-driving veteran...
  20. I think that boils down to the projector/screen....

    I think that boils down to the projector/screen. Kind of like that GoT episode, you REALLY need something HDR/DolbyVision/etc capable to see WTF is going on. Bummer you didn't get the same experience...
  21. I also finally got around to watching it last...

    I also finally got around to watching it last night. Damn near perfect film, IMO. Certainly one of the best of my lifetime. Sure, I have a few quibbles, but overall I walked away thoroughly...
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    Hahahaha. "Fake"? Nobody's trying to pass that...

    Hahahaha. "Fake"? Nobody's trying to pass that off as real, you know. It's called satirical comedy. What, you also think this one's also a "fake"?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ohd2EjqUscQ
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    You certainly played your cards right, that's for...

    You certainly played your cards right, that's for sure. /golfclap


    Totally. Same. Still pretty out of touch with the real world, though. Haha.
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    For realz. Homey be like "Work? What's that?!"...

    For realz. Homey be like "Work? What's that?!" He's literally said as much time and time again. Guy must've married, inherited, or invested really well.
  25. Balls. I looked it up and it has to be about the...

    Balls. I looked it up and it has to be about the most sucky window regulator issue to deal with out there. Yikes! Freaking Germans. If my Audi's taught me one thing, it's that the engineers at VAG...
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    This trucker perfectly describes a MAJOR part of...

    This trucker perfectly describes a MAJOR part of the situation at hand:

    A 20-year truck-driving veteran explains why the solution to the supply-chain crisis is in sight but greed is getting in the...
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    You ever been to a Buc-ee's?

    You ever been to a Buc-ee's?
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    Seriously. It'd be silly NOT to. There's some...

    Seriously. It'd be silly NOT to. There's some random pie shop / cutesy delicatessen cafι off of I-35 somewhere near Waco. Have probably a dozen Tesla superchargers and every time I've driven by...
  29. Oh geez. Thanks for heads up. My last couple...

    Oh geez. Thanks for heads up. My last couple experiences with FCP have been excellent, but will be on the lookout for nonsense on this one for sure. So PPS sucks? Good to know. Have never bought any...
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    FINALLY! I'm surprised more haven't hopped on...

    FINALLY! I'm surprised more haven't hopped on that. Seems all you'd have to do is install a handful of fast chargers, charge a reasonable markup over electric costs, and make a nice waiting area with...
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    Hey, on the plus side, at least the 3's AT still...

    Hey, on the plus side, at least the 3's AT still has 6 REAL gears. No CVT here! My last few rental cars with CVTs have reaffirmed to me that I DEFINITELY do not want one. Esp with auto stop/start....
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    Hahahaha. YUP!!! What's even more hilarious is...

    Hahahaha. YUP!!! What's even more hilarious is how every time oil prices are in a slump, people rush out and by trucks and SUVs in record numbers. Then those same people cry about gas prices spikes,...
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    Good call on thinking 1 series. EXCELLENT little...

    Good call on thinking 1 series. EXCELLENT little driver. I was 'bout to suggest checking into the 1 Series M, but looked them up on Autotrader and just about spit out my coffee when I saw the prices...
  34. For sure. Gonna spray a butt ton of PB Blaster on...

    For sure. Gonna spray a butt ton of PB Blaster on every damn bolt day ahead and morning of the job. Haha. Also got my kick ass Milwaukee 1/2" impact ready to rock.


    Thanks. Good tip. That's what...
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    Ok. Apparently I'm 20 years late to the party on...

    Ok. Apparently I'm 20 years late to the party on this epic jam by Air, but holy crap it's good. Judging by view count, this one must've kinda flown under the radar?

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  36. Just bit the bullet and ordered this Bilstein...

    Just bit the bullet and ordered this Bilstein kit: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-strut-kit-bilstein-22182876kt
    and this coil spring compressor tool:...
  37. Ok. Thanks everyone. Yeah. Total slow ass grocery...

    Ok. Thanks everyone. Yeah. Total slow ass grocery getter I'm just trying to run til the wheels fall off. Will try and reuse springs then. Thought I might as well replace when I saw how some were only...
  38. So, another dumb coil spring question. Existing...

    So, another dumb coil spring question. Existing springs seem to be in good condition. No rust or cracks or anything. I thought preassembling the strut/coil setup seemed like a good idea but geez...
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    Yeah. I hear ya. Stuck in the same position. I...

    Yeah. I hear ya. Stuck in the same position. I REALLY want a halfway affordable, smaller car that's actually fun to drive, but unfortunately the BRZ just doesn't quite have the backseat room.
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  40. Just called dealer to verify. Yup! The link Ugly...

    Just called dealer to verify. Yup! The link Ugly posted was indeed correct. Thanks, guys!
  41. I did. Still doesn't narrow it down, BUT thanks...

    I did. Still doesn't narrow it down, BUT thanks to Ugly's link, it apparently boils down to chassis code which that helped me decipher. I should still double check with dealer before pulling the...
  42. Alright, wrenching buddies. I need your help on...

    Alright, wrenching buddies. I need your help on this one. Getting ready to order my components for front end strut assemblies on my Volvo. Thought I'd replace the springs while I was at it so I can...
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    Yeah. The HR bots are on to that little trick...

    Yeah. The HR bots are on to that little trick already.

    How To Beat The ATS (and get immediately rejected!)...
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    You an HR corporate goon or something?

    You an HR corporate goon or something?
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    You guys are kind of reinforcing my point. The...

    You guys are kind of reinforcing my point. The fact that these automated application filters are so aggressive in and of itself is proof that many companies aren't THAT desperate for employees. If...
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    Thanks for the PM. Pretty rad. If I was in OR,...

    Thanks for the PM. Pretty rad. If I was in OR, that'd be a great gig.
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    RE: Trucker shortage - Don't know if anybody's...

    RE: Trucker shortage - Don't know if anybody's been following that, but I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for a good trucking position to put my CDL to use. Every posting I've been seeing requires...
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    SO true. Was bad pre-2020. Even worse now. ...

    SO true. Was bad pre-2020. Even worse now. Virtual hiring SUUUUUUUUUCKS. When I was hard up for work some time ago, I'd go into places with "Now Hiring! Apply today!" banners out front, would ask...
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    Seeing comments lately on LinkedIn and NextDoor...

    Seeing comments lately on LinkedIn and NextDoor completely mirror my own experiences with job seeking in our modern era. All these companies whining about having a hard time filling positions are...
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    Bingo. You're putting in a clothes dryer in there...

    Bingo. You're putting in a clothes dryer in there for all they know.

    I'd say better to ask forgiveness than ask permission on this one. Not that they'll ever know. Screw 'em.
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