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    Sure enough I just tried to log into Hotmail with...

    Sure enough I just tried to log into Hotmail with FireFox and it's all working fine again.

    Sure glad all these 26 year old MBAs are doing such a great job "increasing shareholder value" by...
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    Looks like I need to check out Thunderbird. ...

    Looks like I need to check out Thunderbird.

    Thanks for the responses.

    Steve
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    Yeah, first thing I did was clear the cache and...

    Yeah, first thing I did was clear the cache and history. Tried five or six times and just a blank page after logging in. Upgraded FireFox from 62 to 68, same problem.

    Works fine with Safari...
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    OT - Email problems with Hotmail/Outlook

    Have had a hotmail account for many years. A couple of days ago I logged in and just got a completely blank screen. Was hoping to give it a couple of days for Microsoft to fix whatever they...
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    Yep, getting ready to do my own valve clearance...

    Yep, getting ready to do my own valve clearance check on my motorcycle because I figure there is about a 5% chance the mechanic will actually do all the work to check them. "Yes sir, we checked them...
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    Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner. Flat...

    Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

    Flat paint was made for interior use so the lack of gloss will help cover up the crap job that the drywall finishers did.

    BTW - My personal experience is...
  7. No, some people took a wild ass guess on an...

    No, some people took a wild ass guess on an extremely risky bet and threw some money at it and got lucky. Just like others "recognized the potential investment" for things that got hammered and lost...
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    I'll just toss in that this is yet another...

    I'll just toss in that this is yet another example of why filling in your location is a good idea. If RB211 lived near me I could give him the name and phone number of a guy who can easily and...
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    I was curious so I did just that and couldn't...

    I was curious so I did just that and couldn't find any reference of any kind to the roof rack. Did find a page about how to use the cup holders!

    Maybe I'm just too old and remember when you were...
  10. I've got one, city boy. First of all when you...

    I've got one, city boy.

    First of all when you live out in the country and your only options for Internet are DSL or satelite, if you pick DSL you need a land line to get it. Second, when you live...
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    Put the charger on a timer so it is only charging...

    Put the charger on a timer so it is only charging for an hour a day. Adjust as needed.

    Steve
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    It's technically stronger in shear (sideways...

    It's technically stronger in shear (sideways loading) strength. It is weaker in tension (lengthwise loading) strength. If fine was stronger in both cases and more resistant to loosing under...
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    And for the newbies, "closes" means lightly...

    And for the newbies, "closes" means lightly pressing with the tip of your finger, not seeing if you can get it to close with a rubber mallet.

    Carl - Personally I would suggest that all the...
  14. The shortest and fastest path to success is to...

    The shortest and fastest path to success is to read (or watch) and follow the directions.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIyjECFK4Uc

    Since your guy is a beginner I would strongly suggest...
  15. Bingo! Hate to be such a Luddite but a bundle...

    Bingo! Hate to be such a Luddite but a bundle weighs 75 lbs so you carry up half (38 lbs) over your shoulder at a time. By the time you built a shingle bundle carrier you could have all of them on...
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    There's eBay and the For Sale forum on Practical...

    There's eBay and the For Sale forum on Practical Machinist.

    Steve
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    Not sure how that has relevance since most Romans...

    Not sure how that has relevance since most Romans and English of the time were illiterate.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Town_crier

    Steve
  18. OK. Here's some info on soil to check: ...

    OK.

    Here's some info on soil to check: https://www.concretenetwork.com/concrete/footing_fundamentals/why_soils_matter.htm

    Note that for soft soils you figure 2000 lbs per sq ft. Your...
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    I'll second or third that if they will get up...

    I'll second or third that if they will get up some speed on this that you put in some method of slowing them down before they hit the stop. Plenty of videos on YouTube of hitting the stop and...
  20. Thread: Static Balancer

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    Matt has a good description. For a picture just...

    Matt has a good description. For a picture just search on "motorcycle static balancer" as this is how you balance motorcycle tires.

    Steve
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    Years ago I looked into it but wound up going to...

    Years ago I looked into it but wound up going to a custom glass shop and having them make a replacement.

    The only idea I saw that made sense was to:

    1 - take a cutting wire and work it back and...
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    I cut strips out of Post-It notes and just stick...

    I cut strips out of Post-It notes and just stick those on the monitor to cover the threads I don't want to see.

    Then just Page Down and remove the stickies. ;)

    Steve
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    Windows and others comes with software that will...

    Windows and others comes with software that will resize a file. To be nice to the owners of a web site and those who have data limits on their internet connection I always resize to about 800 x 600...
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    The local VA facility will take them and spread...

    The local VA facility will take them and spread them around in the waiting rooms. Just took a box down there as the magazines from the box I took down last year seem to have gone. Last visit I was...
  25. This is why I buy these kinds of things on eBay. ...

    This is why I buy these kinds of things on eBay. If you hunt around you can usually find a really nice example of a quality tool that was US made and either well cared for or barely used.

    Have...
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