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Old 03-30-23, 11:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
All the more reason to stick with the GX I have like datlas, who may be my future.
Would the emoji for this be or ?
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
I drove one of those too and found it to be far inferior to the 4R.
No doubt, but far different type of guy buying each.
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I can say with near certainty that I will never be charged with a swimming crime.

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MOTD

It's not talked about nearly as much as some of the bigger states, but Mississippi is not looking great.


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Originally Posted by bampilot06
I would kill for a 130 mile ride right now. Hell even a 60 mile ride.
A 130 mile ride would kill me right now. Even a 60 mile ride.
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mini van is starting to give me problems starting. Two day it was turning over but wouldn’t start. It did this twice, then the second 2 times it started and instantly stopped. The 4th time i hit that gas pedal and it stayed on. Thoughts?
Hmmm....it's air, fuel, or spark.

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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MOTD

It's not talked about nearly as much as some of the bigger states, but Mississippi is not looking great.


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Originally Posted by big john
Some of us are happy it didn't get you.
Some? Tough room...

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Originally Posted by indyfabz
I developed sepsis during the holidays, passed out in my kitchen and wasn’t found for a day or two, on New Year’s Eve. Yadda yadda yadda…I was intubated for a few days and then had my mitral valve and part of my aorta replaced. I was in the hospital for over a month before being moved to a rehab place. I didn’t walk until sometime in March and only had my first shower of 2023 this week. That’s all.
All. That's plenty. Glad you are still here.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
I am a futurist.
You're something, I'll give you that...
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Originally Posted by genejockey
A couple years ago, the buzz everywhere was that self-driving cars were coming really soon, and it would usher in a safer future. Then there were a couple deaths attributable to the autonomous systems, and now nobody's talking about it.
They drive around here all the time. Still developing them. Dumbest thing ever. You have to be in the car. Why pay for technology to do something you have to be there for anyways?

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I remember a couple weeks ago. The discussion was about fraud and banks. And people getting hacked etc. I am no longer master of that domain. In the words of Kosmo, "I'm Out!"
6505.80 lighter in the old balance sheet to boot.
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I just posted a parody thread in "General," so if you don't see me for awhile, you will know why.

I do hope that any potential transgressions will be laughed at and/or forgiven.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
MOTD

...Mississippi is not looking great.

That's why people are leaving, I figure.
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Old 03-30-23, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
That's why people are leaving, I figure.
Yeah, but how many are moving someplace else in the US, vs how many are leaving to join the Choir Invisible?
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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It's not talked about nearly as much as some of the bigger states, but Mississippi is not looking great.

Consistently one of, if not the, poorest, least educated, most obese and least healthiest states in the country.
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Yeah, but how many are moving someplace else in the US, vs how many are leaving to join the Choir Invisible?
But those last 6+ years are the kidney dialysis, adult diaper years.
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Apropos of nothing in particular...
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Originally Posted by indyfabz
But those last 6+ years are the kidney dialysis, adult diaper years.
You won't live any longer. It'll just feel like it.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSLlZh9yelk
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Nice come from behind win.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It's funny - I think I preferred my old Civic on the twisty roads, but it was over half a ton lighter, with a manual steering rack. Definitely not as nice, nor as dreamy on the highway.
nobody beat honda’s manual transmissions from that era. i had a couple, and every time i drove a bmw, porsche, ford, or a bunch of other cars which were superior in other ways, all i could think was “man this transmission sucks.” still have an ‘02 S2000 with very low miles, but sadly haven’t even moved it from the parking spot in a year or two.
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They drive around here all the time. Still developing them. Dumbest thing ever. You have to be in the car. Why pay for technology to do something you have to be there for anyways?
they’re past that now here, both cruise and waymo have vehicles driving around with nobody in them. a few friends are in the pilot and they say it’s pretty spectacular - you request it like an uber and it rolls up and takes you somewhere, with no driver. there are definitely kinks to be worked out though, and the city has asked them to slow down the expansion.

ubiquitous use is probably farther in the future than the boosters say, but probably not that far. interestingly, i encountered one at a four way stop a few days ago while riding, and it absolutely correctly interpreted my “because i didn’t come to a complete stop i think i beat you here and am going to go” neighborhood behavior. i would have waved thanks to a human driver, but it didn’t seem necessary. it came to a complete stop and waited as i rolled through. creepy and impressive at the same time.
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Originally Posted by Velo Vol
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It's not talked about nearly as much as some of the bigger states, but Mississippi is not looking great.


or almost anywhere rural, really. although the .01 to 2.49 percent negative beige ranges from “no big deal” to “ouch” from a demographic standpoint.
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Originally Posted by mschwett
still have an ‘02 S2000 with very low miles, but sadly haven’t even moved it from the parking spot in a year or two.


I Dunno what it's like where you are but it's peak driving weather here
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