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    I was trying to repeat what I had read in the...

    I was trying to repeat what I had read in the past regarding reliability ratings. I have my own preferences and experiences as to brands, FWIW.

    I had a Dell Inspiron years ago and it was a good...
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    Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't...

    Just because it has an i3 or i5 or i7 doesn't mean it is a very powerful machine. The processors are in a wide range.

    If you have a tight budget, your best bet is to look at Best Buy, Newegg,...
  3. White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. ...

    White Rock is one of the best bets in the city. I haven't done it in awhile but I think it's all still in the same condition. Used to be 9 miles per lap, you can do as many laps as you want.
    ...
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    That's a lot of work but you persevered and it...

    That's a lot of work but you persevered and it paid off.

    Your photo of the removed stud is how I have seen it mostly done- drill out as much of the stud as you can and what comes out is just a...
  5. Thread: computer geeks

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    We might be past that now. The SATA interface...

    We might be past that now. The SATA interface might be a limiting factor.

    I've been working with PC harddrives ever since there have been PC harddrives. Some of the slower hard drives were...
  6. Thread: computer geeks

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    platters... are so 1960's.

    platters... are so 1960's.
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    Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did...

    Edit- I just timed it and the Dell Latitude did the full boot in 23 sec. Apparently I was remembering wrong.
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    I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that...

    I put an SSD in both of my laptops. The one that I use the most often is a Dell business class machine (Latitude), and even though it is about 5 years old now its 2.5GHz dual core processor is still...
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    I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have...

    I have 2 laptops that I use frequently, I have put SSD's in both of them.

    The first is a Dell E6500. This is a business class laptop and when I bought it I searched for one with a fast processor....
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    That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it...

    That's pure marketing BS. You don't know what it is but you think it is something special so you are impressed. In reality ALL metal used in cars, or washing machines, or toasters, or ... is...
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    1. The extractor was too small 2. Lubrication...

    1. The extractor was too small
    2. Lubrication will help. The normal strategy is to get the bolt to start moving, then if it stops you lightly work it back and forth with more lubrication until...
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    Thanks for your information. My first post was a...

    Thanks for your information. My first post was a joke to play on the misspelling of "hostel", but I would like to visit NYC again and see some of the attractions.
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    I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million...

    I live in a metropolitan area of about 4 million people. I work in the middle of downtown and walk around downtown several times a week. I drove through Manhattan one time and there is no...
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    You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles...

    You can bet that there are a LOT of hostiles there. Half of the people there will want to take your money legally, the other half will want to take your money illegally.

    I would like to visit...
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    I like my smartphone but the electronics in my...

    I like my smartphone but the electronics in my car play FM only. No phone, no anything else.
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    I was interested in flashlights at one point in...

    I was interested in flashlights at one point in time. I have a lot of them that are fairly obsolete because they have improved so fast. I was thinking about all of the lights and custom parts that...
  17. Swapping disposers I wonder if the exit pipe is...

    Swapping disposers I wonder if the exit pipe is in the same place from one brand to another. This is probably the biggest problem to deal with. I've replaced a couple and don't remember a lot of...
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    I liked Greg Lemond and felt like he worked hard...

    I liked Greg Lemond and felt like he worked hard for everything that he got. His wife was a bit whiny though.

    Armstrong had lots of behavior that I didn't appreciate so I wasn't tempted to...
  19. Interesting that the forum software thinks the...

    Interesting that the forum software thinks the word "re t ar d" is a dirty word and blocks it.
  20. If the vacuum advance is working, it will ******...

    If the vacuum advance is working, it will ****** the timing when you push on the gas pedal and the manifold vacuum drops. If this causes a stumble it would be because the timing is already too slow....
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    I like watching him. I don't know anything about...

    I like watching him. I don't know anything about the attack. I watched the show when it was available to me but we moved and our new cable provider does not let us watch it.
    I hope all 3 hosts get...
  22. Thread: Mattresses....

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    We bought the full blown Tempurpedic plain...

    We bought the full blown Tempurpedic plain mattress about a year ago. I think it is great. We had a pretty nice plain pillow-top mattress before although it was getting old. It was nearly as...
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    I was a little before that. We didn't have Coors...

    I was a little before that. We didn't have Coors for geographical reasons, I don't recall that anybody cared what the beer was though, whatever came in the kegs. One of the ones that I liked was...
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    My wife replaced 6 sinks in our bathrooms. I got...

    My wife replaced 6 sinks in our bathrooms. I got to take the old stuff off and put it back on after the sinks were glued in. Actually she bought 3 new faucets in the process so I reinstalled 3 old...
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    Corona seems very similar to the generic American...

    Corona seems very similar to the generic American beers. I've known a couple of people that thought it was great and wouldn't drink anything else.

    OTOH I think Dos Equis Amber is not too bad.
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