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Forum: Foo
08-24-12, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,778
Posted By mlts22

Otterbox Defender case here. Yes, it does add...

Otterbox Defender case here. Yes, it does add some size to the phone, but so far (and knock on wood) my iPhone 4 has survived some pretty rough and tumble areas, without a scratch due to that case.
Forum: Foo
06-10-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 978
Posted By mlts22

A few years back, I was dating this one woman...

A few years back, I was dating this one woman whose ride of choice was a heavy duty pickup. A deer ran across and hit the bumper while we were going to a restaurant. Said deer was essentially dead...
Forum: Foo
06-06-11, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By mlts22

Fifth grade -- first grade I started in a public...

Fifth grade -- first grade I started in a public school from a private one.

Boy, I learned hard how the real world is all about the cash and the flash. Some kid's dad had a cool car, that kid was...
Forum: Foo
06-06-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 676
Posted By mlts22

If given it is Windows, I'd go VB.NET. I can...

If given it is Windows, I'd go VB.NET. I can handle priv escalation (UAC), have the application signed, and have it work as what users expect. The .NET framework is pretty secure, so it would be...
Forum: Foo
04-01-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By mlts22

Vehicle to get to compensate for lack of... stuff

(Of course, mind the day this was posted.) An acquaintance of mine went car shopping for a vehicle, and the words used were essentially "something that can compensate for lack of... you know what"....
Forum: Foo
03-29-11, 11:03 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,095
Posted By mlts22

One reality of life I encountered in about '08...

One reality of life I encountered in about '08 when looking for a job was having HR during an interview actually demand to know what I drove, and when I left the appointment, overhearing the HR droid...
Forum: Foo
02-15-11, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By mlts22

+1 on an iPhone or Android app.

+1 on an iPhone or Android app.
Forum: Foo
02-07-11, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By mlts22

I started testing iPhone fart apps during a...

I started testing iPhone fart apps during a really long conference call.
Forum: Foo
02-07-11, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 346
Posted By mlts22

I use a Reese hitch pin lock that uses a disc...

I use a Reese hitch pin lock that uses a disc tumbler (like newer bike locks). This way, it is a lot harder to pick open than other pin locks commonly out there, and the ones I've seen are well...
Forum: Foo
02-01-11, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,213
Posted By mlts22

The worst cow-orker I've had for odious habits...

The worst cow-orker I've had for odious habits was a guy who would do chaw, spit loudly into a clear plastic Coke bottle, let the brown stuff build up like it was a trophy or something, then empty it...
Forum: Foo
01-25-11, 03:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By mlts22

+1 on U-Haul. Caveat: Get the insurance,...

+1 on U-Haul.

Caveat: Get the insurance, called Super SafeMove (the upper tier). Yes, it may be pricy, but there is one big advantage -- you smash the U-Haul rig up, and you can walk from the...
Forum: Foo
01-11-11, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By mlts22

True. The good thing about the 10.5 to 10.6...

True. The good thing about the 10.5 to 10.6 upgrade is that it is relatively cheap compared to what 10.4 to 10.5 costs. Is SL a must have? Other than to keep on the latest OS level, not really...
Forum: Foo
01-11-11, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,322
Posted By mlts22

I did make a crack about a bong-shelter, but I do...

I did make a crack about a bong-shelter, but I do know a lot of hookah places that are perfectly legal, and for tobacco only. Nothing classified on any schedule of controlled substances.
Forum: Foo
01-11-11, 04:13 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,060
Posted By mlts22

As stated before, I guess Apple wanted the CDMA...

As stated before, I guess Apple wanted the CDMA side of the US market, which was something unexpected, because VZW provides nothing that AT&T can until LTE gets deployed. I was also expecting Apple,...
Forum: Foo
01-11-11, 10:39 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,060
Posted By mlts22

Well, I'm completely and utterly wrong about...

Well, I'm completely and utterly wrong about Verizon and the iPhone 4. Blergh... why did Apple go with a dead-end technology?
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:52 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,060
Posted By mlts22

We will see tomorrow. Apple is also making an...

We will see tomorrow. Apple is also making an announcement (although this part of the year they usually refresh the Macbooks), so I could be wrong. However, I will be VERY surprised that Apple...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:47 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 2,276
Posted By mlts22

Come to think of it, I flip between Macs, Windows...

Come to think of it, I flip between Macs, Windows machines, and Linux boxes all the time -- you get used to it where you hit Command for functions wanting that on the Mac, Control everywhere else.
...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:39 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,060
Posted By mlts22

If it were an iPhone, Apple would be announcing...

If it were an iPhone, Apple would be announcing it. Not Verizon.
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,322
Posted By mlts22

+1 on having a filter before the fan mechanics. ...

+1 on having a filter before the fan mechanics. If one looks at ceiling fans and fans in a computer, the blades attract dust very quickly except on surfaces that are actually hitting the air (the...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By mlts22

VWs used to have good engineering, especially...

VWs used to have good engineering, especially their diesels, but I keep hearing a lot of complaints about the vehicles.

My feeling is, if you are buying a subcompact or a compact, go with...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:16 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,060
Posted By mlts22

Doubt it. If Apple slaps a phone on Verizon, it...

Doubt it. If Apple slaps a phone on Verizon, it will use LTE or LTE Advanced, and not US CDMA. The CDMA networks in the US are broken implementations because they don't use a R/UIM card (the CDMA...
Forum: Foo
01-10-11, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By mlts22

Call me crazy, but where I was shopping for some...

Call me crazy, but where I was shopping for some cloth items for a renfaire, the cheapest they had a sewing machine was $1500. I just wonder what gewgaws are put on a sewing machine these days to...
Forum: Foo
01-07-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By mlts22

An assertion that more gewgaws on a vehicle > horsepower when it comes to sales

http://scobleizer.com/2011/01/07/why-the-car-companies-are-at-ces-and-why-tech-world-should-pay-attention/

As stated in another post, a big (and completely justified) concern is that the more...
Forum: Foo
01-07-11, 02:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,838
Posted By mlts22

Here in Texas, snow is brief and fairly fun...

Here in Texas, snow is brief and fairly fun (people pull out the 4x4s and drive with people sliding on ice chests tied to the back). However, ice storms are a real nasty threat, and it doesn't...
Forum: Foo
01-07-11, 02:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By mlts22

7000 grains per cubic meter of cedar pollen sucks

I've tried Claritin, not much help... anyone like/dislike Zyrtec as a decent allergy med when the cedar trees decide to do the wild thing?
Forum: Foo
01-06-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By mlts22

Mac App Store opinions?

Quick tip: You get a goofy error initially, so you need to sign in to the store, sign out, log out of your Mac, log back in again, then sign into the store, and it will work.

What do people think...
Forum: Foo
01-05-11, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By mlts22

If good at excavating, perhaps have a basement in...

If good at excavating, perhaps have a basement in that, with the place where the pooper normally is covering the ladder?
Forum: Foo
01-01-11, 09:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,607
Posted By mlts22

Ten inventions I want to see with vehicles...

Here are a number of things that would like to see in cars/trucks... comments?

1: AWD on 4x4 vehicles. Honda's pickup has this, it shouldn't be difficult for any 4WD pickup to have this, as...
Forum: Foo
12-28-10, 10:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 791
Posted By mlts22

My attitude is whatever works. If the darn thing...

My attitude is whatever works. If the darn thing had a faster CPU (and wasn't locked down with signed Linux kernels), I would prefer the form factor of the old Motorola CLIQ over the iPhone 4,...
Forum: Foo
12-28-10, 10:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,351
Posted By mlts22

Probably the best vehicle I've had for just...

Probably the best vehicle I've had for just jamming stuff into was a Honda Element, especially if you folded the rear seats up and hung them from the windows. That was big enough to roll a trike...
Forum: Foo
12-28-10, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By mlts22

I'd consider chucking the router. I have had a...

I'd consider chucking the router. I have had a similar problem with a D-link router, and ended up returning it, buying a Netgear router. Another router I've heard good things about are Apple's...
Forum: Foo
12-28-10, 09:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By mlts22

My steps: Band's website iTunes (because...

My steps:

Band's website
iTunes (because of the ease of doing so)
Amazon
Zune Marketplace (they give ten "free" MP3 downloads a month.)

Here in Austin, CD places either are the big box...
Forum: Foo
12-27-10, 02:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 791
Posted By mlts22

If you are technically inclined and don't mind...

If you are technically inclined and don't mind rooting your Android phone, you can use a utility available on the Google Marketplace called DroidWall. You can configure it to deny all network...
Forum: Foo
12-23-10, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By mlts22

+1 on RAID. Like Mechbgon said a while back,...

+1 on RAID. Like Mechbgon said a while back, the MTBF goes up, but what really is good is the MTTR (mean time to repair) is almost zero -- a drive in a mirror breaks? Replace drive, resynch...
Forum: Foo
12-23-10, 08:03 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,003
Posted By mlts22

For me, it isn't the fact that it was a...

For me, it isn't the fact that it was a barnburner on the track, nor five stars in handling... an old Chevy Caprice varient is the car I miss the most, mainly because it survived so many mishaps. It...
Forum: Foo
12-23-10, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 264
Posted By mlts22

[RANDOM]: Any offroaders have some good wench recommendations?

Since I am doing some casual offroad stuff (mainly moving stuff on some rural property), can someone recommend a wench that can stay on the backseat, but is good enough to be able to get a vehicle...
Forum: Foo
12-22-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By mlts22

+1. I always plug Retrospect, but it does work. ...

+1. I always plug Retrospect, but it does work. Buy a big external hard disk, install Retrospect, configure it to do a backup when you are not working, and walk off. If the drive has enough space,...
Forum: Foo
12-22-10, 03:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By mlts22

The guys who have the big bucks use IBM...

The guys who have the big bucks use IBM mainframes that have multiple CPUs execute the same instruction, and compare the output among them. They also use RAID6 for the DASDs, and even a lead-lined...
Forum: Foo
12-22-10, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By mlts22

You would be surprised... older Silverados from...

You would be surprised... older Silverados from 2000 to like 2004 were rear disc, but newer ones are drum in the back. I still wonder why Chevy went back to drums.
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By mlts22

+1 on the attorney, or even Legal Aid...

+1 on the attorney, or even Legal Aid recommendations. You want a peace bond.

It also can't hurt to mount a time-lapse video camera somewhere that has a clear view of your front door, and...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By mlts22

I probably will see about having the frame cut...

I probably will see about having the frame cut near the cab, the two main pieces bent inwards. Add cross-braces welded in, and the triangle for the hitch, and this should do the job. The cab and...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By mlts22

Some vehicles have a mixing valve or mixing flap...

Some vehicles have a mixing valve or mixing flap that controls how much hot and cold air goes places. It might be that this got broken or stuck on your vehicle. I know that some are electronically...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 03:03 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 7,509
Posted By mlts22

Call me strange in tastes, but I find this...

Call me strange in tastes, but I find this remarkably ugly:

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/08_ex11.jpg

As for a Honda Element, the pros:

Stores a lot of stuff....
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,351
Posted By mlts22

What type of driving and stuff do you do? There...

What type of driving and stuff do you do? There are a lot of vehicles out there, and what may work for me is definitely not something that would work for someone else.
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By mlts22

My year: New Year's party had too much...

My year:

New Year's party had too much drama, left early.
Had bad experiences trying to find a church home.
Joined a cast at a renfaire for its inaugural year.
Ran the renfaire as a volunteer...
Forum: Foo
12-20-10, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By mlts22

[Redneck] Making a truck bed trailer?

Think its worth obtaining (for free) a dead Silverado and seeing about making a pickup bed trailer out of it at a good metal shop? The advantage of this is that with a camper shell, it makes for...
Forum: Foo
12-14-10, 11:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By mlts22

As an individual user, I use Microsoft Security...

As an individual user, I use Microsoft Security Essentials, and don't bother with any other AV. MSE doesn't nag, doesn't demand a subscription, it just grabs its virus definitions and does the job. ...
Forum: Foo
12-13-10, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 389
Posted By mlts22

A friend of mine had an Adobe horror story...

A friend of mine had an Adobe horror story happen. He bought a full product and paid the premium on it, and in the mail came an "upsell" edition. Essentially an upgrade edition that required a...
Forum: Foo
12-09-10, 03:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By mlts22

I learned from a FX guy that anything above 20...

I learned from a FX guy that anything above 20 PSI also turns the brush into a needle, and injecting air into veins is easily fatal (airbubbles function just like clots when it comes to heart attacks...
Forum: Foo
12-08-10, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By mlts22

In any case, please make sure to check out your...

In any case, please make sure to check out your prospective renters thoroughly. Life sucks when you get some tenants evicted and you then have to tear down the property because they had a meth lab...
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