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    Yesterday, 06:56 PM
    Government issued money can legally be used as payment for taxes and debts - both public and private. Considering you can go to jail for not paying...
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    12-14-2018, 06:44 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    If you want to understand what has happened to our culture when it comes to phone calls, watch this and replace "doorbell" with "phone ringing"... ...
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    12-13-2018, 10:48 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Those geezer calls are all trolling for unaccompanied senile folks without guardians who have or are starting to progress into dementia. Easy targets...
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    12-13-2018, 10:42 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Ok, so the calls were actually only attempted calls that were blocked (because of your app) so that you did not receive them? That makes sense.
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    12-13-2018, 08:31 PM
    Machine replied to a thread Off-topic: telemarketers in General
    Sorry, I'm not following. You say just yesterday you were plagued by 15 telemarketing calls. Yet, immediately therefafter you describe an ATT app...
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    12-12-2018, 12:55 PM
    Machine replied to a thread A sign of the times: in General
    A sign of the times in San Fran. Not necessarily where the businesses have fled to.
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    12-04-2018, 09:05 PM
    I agree with all of this. I think it's a sign of the police state we live in that someone can't bed down in their car in the passenger seat outside...
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    12-04-2018, 08:59 PM
    Well if it goes without saying, I say again, do you consider self driving cars capable of navigating our public roads today so that a legal...
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    12-04-2018, 04:17 PM
    What are you talking about? You mean they should pass a law today to let self driving cars drive drunks home? If so, that's a very bad idea for...
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    12-04-2018, 11:50 AM
    From what I recall in the state I grew up in, you had to be behind the wheel with the keys in the ignition (and the engine could be off) to be...
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    12-04-2018, 07:58 AM
    I've been in this situation before with ebay. It's kind of a judgment call between neutral and negative. On the one hand, if I really needed the part...
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    12-02-2018, 08:59 PM
    Or the autonomous mode emboldened and enabled the driver to get wasted because he figured his car could drive itself. Just like the sober guy that...
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    12-02-2018, 09:43 AM
    A drunk guy in San Fran passes out at the wheel of his autopilot Tesla and the cops have trouble pulling him over... ...
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    11-29-2018, 02:47 PM
    Machine replied to a thread OT:need some bicycle help in General
    I agree with this. My girlfriend had a bike similar to that Hollandia and her front brake was a Chinese POS that kept dragging. So I replaced it with...
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    11-28-2018, 04:15 PM
    ...or insert bugs deliberately that you need to put them on contract to fix. And I would bet my bottom dollar that at least some of the antivirus...
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    11-27-2018, 11:20 PM
    I agree with this synopsis. Our solar system's progenitor, a primordial accretion disk likely spun the lighter elements to the outer regions of what...
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    11-27-2018, 10:46 PM
    Been running tubeless for many years now. I adopted the Stans notube system, which has worked great for my mountain bikes (still run tubes on my road...
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    11-27-2018, 09:00 PM
    I ran XT V-brakes for years before moving up to discs. They were awesome, a true upgrade over the cantis I started out on. But for me, I ride in a...
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    11-27-2018, 08:47 PM
    Yeah 20 years ago I met this "old dude" mountain biker who was about the age I am now. He was riding a really sweet SS bike set up with all modern...
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    11-27-2018, 08:57 AM
    I'm an avid mountain biker that has been riding for a very long time. And I ride a lot, almost every day I can, in fact. I'm not very familiar with...
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    11-22-2018, 11:09 AM
    How do I end up like you? I know..."genes" everyone says. :D Seriously, congrats on your active longevity. If only I could come close.
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    11-21-2018, 05:54 PM
    I know your shims need a key in them, but I thought these Joe Pie shim videos were cool. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGsA_q4guwM ...
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    11-21-2018, 05:38 PM
    I have owned and used a variety of automotive mechanic tools for over 35 years including Craftsman, Snap-On, Matco, Mac, SK, Vise-Grip, Channel-Lok,...
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    11-21-2018, 12:57 PM
    I think if Ace hardware is selling Craftsman tools then they should honor the one thing Craftsman tools has always stood for - a lifetime warranty -...
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    11-20-2018, 10:12 AM
    Machine replied to a thread OT: Wildfires in Cali in General
    I used to fly sailplanes (i.e. gliders) and it was a common technique to find columns of hot air (thermals) rising off of large areas of blacktop...
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    11-19-2018, 11:00 AM
    Saying that being a backyard mechanic is easier today is a very loaded statement. In many respects it is as long as you are working on a car at least...
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    11-18-2018, 01:19 PM
    Not sure I'm buying it. If that's true, wouldn't they have changed its name to "Cataract?" ;)
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    11-18-2018, 12:59 PM
    I agree with the physicist's strategy. I have done similar for a few of my previous and presently owned vehicles. A few disagreements on some of what...
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    11-13-2018, 08:24 AM
    I have an Acer lathe and the brochures do in fact brag about the "M" true Meehanite castings.
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    11-12-2018, 04:09 PM
    Depends on where you live. I bought a lightly used 1440 Acer lathe that size last year. Acer is probably a little better made than that one, but it...
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