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    Good idea! I could do this, I have a Dreamcast...

    Good idea! I could do this, I have a Dreamcast and a 1st gen Xbox...somewhere...that both have RCA out if I recall correctly. Of course, if I get one of those hooked up, why would I want to screw...
  2. Ugh, 2nd death in Heather:...

    Ugh, 2nd death in Heather: https://www.oregonlive.com/news/2020/02/2nd-snowboarder-dies-within-days-in-mt-hood-meadows-heather-canyon.html

    Article said he was visiting for work and stayed for a...
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    Now THIS is the kind of quality advice that keeps...

    Now THIS is the kind of quality advice that keeps me hanging around here!
  4. Great picture!

    Great picture!
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    Thanks! I looked on Craigslist under "appliances"...

    Thanks! I looked on Craigslist under "appliances" and people wanted $30 and up for their old tube TVs, which is not going to happen. Didn't think to look on "free" initially, but there are a few...
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    Wouldn't the added weight on the downbound chairs...

    Wouldn't the added weight on the downbound chairs balance out the added weight on the uphill chairs?

    And this is pleasingly simple, which makes me wonder why they're not built like that already.
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    The failsafe bar I designed in my head isn't...

    The failsafe bar I designed in my head isn't poky, it's a pinch hazard -- a vertical bar next to the chair that catches a projecting "seat flip trigger". No impalement concerns, but the jerry will...
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    In case anyone from the US PTO is reading, this...

    In case anyone from the US PTO is reading, this is not evidence of prior art, because the real innovation is having the failsafe bar that trips all the seats to down as they go around the bullwheel....
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    I had that thought too, but then again, we have...

    I had that thought too, but then again, we have them on escalators and I haven't heard of an epidemic of screwing around with those. You'd have to be extra stupid to do it in a lift line where you'd...
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    OK, here's my take. The seats need to be spring...

    OK, here's my take. The seats need to be spring loaded to flip down. When flipped up for cleaning or maintenance, there's a switch to lock them in the up position. When the seats go around the...
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    No way, I can chalk up one VCR to being frugal...

    No way, I can chalk up one VCR to being frugal and using things up, but two VCRs is hoarding.

    Those are the last VCR and tube TV in the house. I'm not going to confess how little trainer time I...
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    No proper pain cave has room for a 30" flat...

    No proper pain cave has room for a 30" flat screen! I'm wedged in between a teardrop camper and a shelf full of garden crap. In fact, given that it's almost impossible for me to tip over, I should...
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    well, I keep dropping hints, but my wife hasn't...

    well, I keep dropping hints, but my wife hasn't picked them up yet. Maybe I need to cringe more.
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    What's wrong with my tube TV?

    For those of you like me who remember the cave man days, help me troubleshoot my Neolithic technology.

    I have a Zenith CRT tube TV and a VCR (VHS, natch) in my garage pain cave, in front of my...
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    X3. I think you're on the right track thinking of...

    X3. I think you're on the right track thinking of photos. A nice framed photo of him with his dad would be great if you could swing it (maybe there's a sibling that could help?). Otherwise, I think...
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    Mainly that it's 100% non-porous. We broke a full...

    Mainly that it's 100% non-porous. We broke a full glass of red wine on it a few weeks after we installed it...would have been worried about staining with most other countertop materials, but we were...
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    The sink is actually a cheapie from Overstock....

    The sink is actually a cheapie from Overstock. The brand is Vigo: https://www.overstock.com/Home-Garden/Kitchen-Sinks/VIGO,Stainless-Steel,/brand,material,/3239/subcat.html

    I did this about 5...
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    So I guess something like this is out of the...

    So I guess something like this is out of the question...

    Bought the sink, had a local fabricator that does commercial kitchens weld it into a countertop. The seam is invisible, it's great for...
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    Dude, so racist, everyone knows Judaism is a...

    Dude, so racist, everyone knows Judaism is a religion, not an ethnicity!

    (the above is sarcasm in case it's not obvious)

    As far as dishwashers, our Bosch was about $1,100 and is still working...
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    Dishwashers have gotten extremely efficient -...

    Dishwashers have gotten extremely efficient - hand washing uses more water than the dishwasher unless they're saving the rinse water to flush toilets or something.
  21. Went to Timberline today because a buddy had $25...

    Went to Timberline today because a buddy had $25 Black Friday tickets. The sky was bluebird, the groom was set up perfectly and damn, I had forgotten how flat it is there when they don't open Palmer...
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    MFer passed me on the left in a no-passing zone...

    MFer passed me on the left in a no-passing zone (street with double yellow center line) as I was signaling / about to make a left turn last night...

    ...and I was on a bicycle. Scared the bejeesus...
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    No kids here, but I came across Circle in the...

    No kids here, but I came across Circle in the course of work (they're located in Portland). It seems like it offers pretty fine-grained controls that don't require a high degree of technical...
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    Ha! An old roommate fell for that one, they took...

    Ha! An old roommate fell for that one, they took up space in our living room for two years. They did work, they just were not the $1,000 speakers that were promised.
  25. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I just Googled for images, and I think you're...

    I just Googled for images, and I think you're right - good eye! They obviously added a reasonable amount of lift; I wonder if the rest of the mechanicals are stock.
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    I really don't know, but that would surprise me -...

    I really don't know, but that would surprise me - it would be a long trip to get a Holden here. I'll take a look for badges/logos next time I go by.
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    If they're ever out there when I'm passing by,...

    If they're ever out there when I'm passing by, I'll ask about it.
  28. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I ride by this fantastic car on my way to work...

    I ride by this fantastic car on my way to work and thought you guys might enjoy it. Sorry for the image quality, I didn't want to be the stalker up on their lawn with my phone.

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    Possibly an unpopular opinion, but I am not very...

    Possibly an unpopular opinion, but I am not very enamored of Paris (though it's probably nicer if you have money to hose around). I would be more inclined to trim my stay in Paris and spend more time...
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    Ha! I love how the Padded Room goes from...

    Ha! I love how the Padded Room goes from intermittent fisting to Shakespeare humor.
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    My coworker who has started dropping "to be" from...

    My coworker who has started dropping "to be" from her sentences - I think this is a Midwest thing. Example: "The car needs washed," "The presentation needs updated," etc.

    Actually, now that I...
  32. So you do think we can improve on the status quo...

    So you do think we can improve on the status quo of being fossil-fuel reliant? I'm glad you finally got on board with the program, our time spent helping you understand these issues over the last 600...
  33. Now that is a good and interesting point. Endless...

    Now that is a good and interesting point. Endless growth as the baseline goal for society does seem a) unsustainable and b) pointless when the benefits only accrue to the top 0.1%.
  34. Oh yeah, that's right, only people who are...

    Oh yeah, that's right, only people who are perfect can try to improve things :rolleyes:
  35. So in other words "Oh no, it's impossible for our...

    So in other words "Oh no, it's impossible for our society to come up with anything better than the status quo!" :biggrin:

    LOL, I actually feel a little sorry for you that you are paid to deliver...
  36. Ha! Good point :D

    Ha! Good point :D
  37. Now you're just being deliberately obtuse. Solar,...

    Now you're just being deliberately obtuse. Solar, wind, hydro and nuclear as well as new battery technology and alternative storage like pumped hydro etc. all qualify as "the engine"...but you knew...
  38. Which is it? Your position is backed by...

    Which is it? Your position is backed by consensus, or there's no consensus? :rolleyes:




    You're like someone in the 19th century saying "we'll never get the horses out of our transportation...
  39. I'd say that the scientists you attempt to debunk...

    I'd say that the scientists you attempt to debunk have made a more serious and sustained effort than you have to understand the science of climate change, even extending to the study of complicated...
  40. I.e., "I realized you're not buying my snake oil...

    I.e., "I realized you're not buying my snake oil and since I don't ski / snowboard, had no reason to keep hanging out here."



    I.e., "debunks my half-truths." Also, I love how Ron keeps...
  41. Awesome pics! Bummed to miss out on this cycle,...

    Awesome pics! Bummed to miss out on this cycle, but glad that you guys are up there taking advantage...and bringing back the pics
  42. And HRM lot FTW. Unless you need to go to the...

    And HRM lot FTW. Unless you need to go to the main lodge specifically.
  43. You have great neighbors! You should be aware of...

    You have great neighbors! You should be aware of pork floss / beef floss at Asian markets too.
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    And thanks everyone for chiming in, that's more...

    And thanks everyone for chiming in, that's more or less what I figured. I do love that there are still occasionally guys in my neighborhood who dig out their basements themselves and remove the...
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    Yeah, I definitely see real estate flyers here in...

    Yeah, I definitely see real estate flyers here in Portland advertising an 1,800 square foot house when the house is clearly not that big. Then somewhere in the fine print, it says "800 sq. ft....
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    This is just curiosity, I'm not really...

    This is just curiosity, I'm not really considering it, but...most houses in my neighborhood were built in the early 20th century with short basements, in the 6' - 7' range. Some of them are now...
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    Can't find the video now, but I saw a YouTube...

    Can't find the video now, but I saw a YouTube video of some old guy in Europe who's been cutting dovetail joints in a furniture shop for decades. He used a bow saw, cutting freehand, and was making...
  48. WeWork, Adam Neumann's "job".

    WeWork, Adam Neumann's "job".
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    I'm jumping on the "pay to have it done right"...

    I'm jumping on the "pay to have it done right" train. At least get a couple of quotes for having it done. I've always felt that it's a bargain for what you get.
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    Hah, the father of a good friend when I was in...

    Hah, the father of a good friend when I was in elementary school had sold a Porsche when he got married and was still talking about it, 10+ years later. As far as I know, they stayed married though.
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