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Forum: Foo
06-17-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 996
Posted By BenzFanatic

Most kids that age are so overwhelmed by the...

Most kids that age are so overwhelmed by the slightest curve ball that they just break down and do nothing. To be fair, I know plenty of people in their 30's-70's who are the same way, despite being...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By BenzFanatic

I have to take around 80,000 lactase FCC units to...

I have to take around 80,000 lactase FCC units to eat a few slices of pizza without any noticeable symptoms, and I used to be obese, so I generally avoid dairy. But I always have a few boxes of the...
Forum: Foo
06-01-19, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By BenzFanatic

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally...

I forgot about choco tacos. I was literally violently ill for hours this morning, and I still want to go out for a choco taco now.
Forum: Foo
05-30-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By BenzFanatic

That was my thought when I was trying to decide...

That was my thought when I was trying to decide if I should spend the money on a camera system, or to try out a wifi cam. Granted I only want 1, maybe 2 cameras because I live in a tiny apartment. If...
Forum: Foo
05-28-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By BenzFanatic

I became lactose intolerant maybe 6 years ago,...

I became lactose intolerant maybe 6 years ago, haven't touched a klondike since. The Heath version are my favorite. I might have to pop a bunch of lactase and go to town on some klondikes soon.
Forum: Foo
05-25-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By BenzFanatic

Ants for sure. If they are under the siding and...

Ants for sure. If they are under the siding and their nest isn't apparent, you will probably need a professional. If you do uncover the extent of the infestation, I have used a product called Menace...
Forum: Foo
05-19-19, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,860
Posted By BenzFanatic

Plus newer hardware and software uses less...

Plus newer hardware and software uses less battery.

I recently upgraded from an s6 to an s10+. As something that I will use heavily every day for years, it's worth a grand. Same reasons I buy good...
Forum: Foo
05-14-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By BenzFanatic

If she harbors any ill-feelings towards you, it...

If she harbors any ill-feelings towards you, it would only be detrimental for her to see you anyways, right? I don't blame you at all. Hopefully your wife and pseudo-sister aren't hurt by it.
Forum: Foo
05-11-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By BenzFanatic

The fake reviews and bought reviews are going to...

The fake reviews and bought reviews are going to be the downfall of Amazon. Having the most reliable feedback system was what made them great in their pre-prime days. I wouldn't do it both out of...
Forum: Foo
05-10-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,152
Posted By BenzFanatic

Can we get an explanation as to why this switch...

Can we get an explanation as to why this switch is necessary? Saving the world on kWh at a time?
Forum: Foo
04-03-19, 10:49 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,041
Posted By BenzFanatic

The likely reason you are getting so many pests...

The likely reason you are getting so many pests is because there's nothing to prey on the things that will almost inherently come with your plants, in the soil, or will seek out your plants. Have you...
Forum: Foo
03-31-19, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 587
Posted By BenzFanatic

That will be this week for me. I changed jobs and...

That will be this week for me. I changed jobs and have this week off before officially starting the new one. I have no clue what I'm going to do with myself. Probably nothing.
Forum: Foo
03-23-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,854
Posted By BenzFanatic

The 123 chassis E-class diesels are pretty...

The 123 chassis E-class diesels are pretty notorious for their longevity and simplicity. The only common failure points are probably the AC and Radio. Of course you'll be paying 10-15k+ for a nice...
Forum: Foo
03-15-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

^You guys are throwing the heat. Here's one I...

^You guys are throwing the heat. Here's one I think y'all will like.
https://spokane.craigslist.org/cto/d/spokane-1950-international-120-ratrod/6818848198.html
1950 I/H Dually!...
Forum: Foo
02-21-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,126
Posted By BenzFanatic

Same dilemma here, I have an s6 that I have to...

Same dilemma here, I have an s6 that I have to practically charge all day long. I am kicking myself for not trading it in when verizon was offering s9's at 60% off with an s6 trade in.

I'm torn...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 7,814
Posted By BenzFanatic

You win. Timothy Treadwell I think was his name,...

You win. Timothy Treadwell I think was his name, pretty much the epitome of "Florida Man" outside of Florida. I like how one of the native guys they interview says he thinks the bears didn't kill him...
Forum: Foo
02-16-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

There is a very young lady in a neighborhood that...

There is a very young lady in a neighborhood that I frequent that still drives a Pulsar NX Sportbak. It is in horrible condition but I still like it. And it's always nice to see a fairly obscure car,...
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,718
Posted By BenzFanatic

Yep love Portal ever since the Half Life Orange...

Yep love Portal ever since the Half Life Orange Box. I'm still waiting on Half Life 3.
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 2,517
Posted By BenzFanatic

I despised the reminders when I had an 8.1...

I despised the reminders when I had an 8.1 machine, but I like 10 as a fairly heavy average user. IE is trash as are a few other stock utilities, but that's always true.
Forum: Foo
02-12-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,718
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's my constant struggle. What do you like to...

That's my constant struggle. What do you like to play? I like to keep my eye on steam sales and websites like Fanatical and Green man gaming for sales, and have stumbled on some really awesome games...
Forum: Foo
02-11-19, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,230
Posted By BenzFanatic

1st, obviously, ask your usual mechanic for an...

1st, obviously, ask your usual mechanic for an inspection when you take it in before the trip. Some shops do it free, some will charge you for an hour of labor or a flat rate around that price. Buy a...
Forum: Foo
02-10-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,718
Posted By BenzFanatic

This past year I put together my own tower and...

This past year I put together my own tower and it's definitely a bit overkill for my uses. I think my next build is going to be something more portable and affordable.
Ryzen 2600x CPU
X470 ATI...
Forum: Foo
01-31-19, 06:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 487
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm trying to figure out if I've claimed this the...

I'm trying to figure out if I've claimed this the past 4 years or 3 right now, that $2500 is a pretty big chunk of change for me.

You are right that housing is not a qualified expense even if a...
Forum: Foo
01-28-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

Wouldn't be surprised at all if this got up to...

Wouldn't be surprised at all if this got up to around 6 figures. The previous owner is well known in the old Benz community. Funny enough, it's apparently a Euro model that was imported here, and is...
Forum: Foo
01-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,327
Posted By BenzFanatic

Haha. Surprisingly I have heard this before. I...

Haha. Surprisingly I have heard this before. I think the strangest along those lines is my friend who doesn't like peanut butter in any way, shape, or form.
Forum: Foo
01-21-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,327
Posted By BenzFanatic

Hey come on now, chocolate is a religion. ...

Hey come on now, chocolate is a religion.

But seriously, I'd try 'em. English toffee sounds delicious. I'm lactose intolerant but I'll pop some lactase and eat peanut mm's every once in awhile.
Forum: Foo
01-19-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 491
Posted By BenzFanatic

We have the "use tax" thing. The first year I saw...

We have the "use tax" thing. The first year I saw it there were amounts to pay based on how much you purchased, but IIRC from the last year or 2 it is just based on income. It was like $15 if you...
Forum: Foo
01-08-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 517
Posted By BenzFanatic

I think you'll be happy with IPS or TN unless you...

I think you'll be happy with IPS or TN unless you have big windows or an aquarium behind the monitor. 27" is a good size for desk use. I've tried ultrawides and curved monitors and just can't get...
Forum: Foo
01-07-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By BenzFanatic

There was a year or two where I had to send a...

There was a year or two where I had to send a picture of my class schedule, but I don't think they still do that.
Forum: Foo
01-03-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,462
Posted By BenzFanatic

I've thought about cancelling, I'm up for renewal...

I've thought about cancelling, I'm up for renewal and either prime student is gone or I have been using it for too many years. I think, for me, the benefits outweigh the cost. It's not much different...
Forum: Foo
01-02-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 791
Posted By BenzFanatic

If you put any fruit/juice/tea in your nalgene it...

If you put any fruit/juice/tea in your nalgene it will stain and etch it and the bottle will get nasty unless you are thoroughly washing it daily. I'd get a glass bottle if you are doing anything...
Forum: Foo
12-30-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By BenzFanatic

We claim to have eradicated EAB here in IL. Towns...

We claim to have eradicated EAB here in IL. Towns even preemptively destroyed their ash trees to prevent its spread. I think both of those beetles were theorized to have come in on shipping crates...
Forum: Foo
12-28-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By BenzFanatic

Do you have maple tar spot up there? With pretty...

Do you have maple tar spot up there? With pretty much the sole exception of Acer japonicum every maple here has them, even saplings that are more than a year old. It's almost purely aesthetic, but...
Forum: Foo
12-18-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 779
Posted By BenzFanatic

Seconded

Seconded
Forum: Foo
12-07-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 964
Posted By BenzFanatic

4:30 to be at work at 6 between Thanksgiving and...

4:30 to be at work at 6 between Thanksgiving and January. 5:30 most days the other part of the year. Sometimes I have to go to places between 3 and 5AM to apply pesticides, since people will...
Forum: Foo
11-30-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,360
Posted By BenzFanatic

I think the day after you responded the seal on...

I think the day after you responded the seal on my contigo stretched and failed. I grabbed a Zojirushi and it probably keeps things hot 50% longer, maybe more. Great suggestion, thanks! I also liked...
Forum: Foo
11-22-18, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's pretty nuts. In Chicago/the suburbs,...

That's pretty nuts. In Chicago/the suburbs, outside of major highways, if you are going 10 or 15 over you're generally leading the pack.
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

We are seeing more and more Delicas here. It's...

We are seeing more and more Delicas here. It's becoming a very attainable dream car for car weirdos like us.

It's also kind of funny seeing you guys love on the tow truck conversions. I will say...
Forum: Foo
11-15-18, 05:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,360
Posted By BenzFanatic

I accidentally bought a bag of decaf yesterday,...

I accidentally bought a bag of decaf yesterday, was crushed this morning. Luckily I still have some Aldi cat litter left.
Forum: Foo
11-11-18, 06:38 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,360
Posted By BenzFanatic

I'm sorry if my simple coffee taste has offended...

I'm sorry if my simple coffee taste has offended you aficionados. ;) But thank you for the suggestions. I've ended up throwing out my last couple bags of a couple different dunkin blends. They smell...
Forum: Foo
11-11-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,360
Posted By BenzFanatic

I use one of those plastic melitta pour-over...

I use one of those plastic melitta pour-over contraptions. I just buy basket filters and fold them. Not a fan of the price or performance of the cone filters. I tend to drink my coffee over the...
Forum: Foo
11-08-18, 10:44 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,279
Posted By BenzFanatic

One of the most oddly addictive and interesting...

One of the most oddly addictive and interesting shows, even for people who don't particularly like fishing.
Forum: Foo
11-05-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 412
Posted By BenzFanatic

Never tried an actual weighted blanket because of...

Never tried an actual weighted blanket because of their cost, but I always loved the afghans my grandma knitted me for their weight. My current one is relegated to couch throw duty, and I sleep like...
Forum: Foo
10-31-18, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By BenzFanatic

That's really tough to advise on. I've lost a...

That's really tough to advise on. I've lost a couple of friends that way.
I know my mental heath professional friends and family would advise contacting the police for any threat that seems even...
Forum: Foo
10-30-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

Every time I see an old Scout or...

Every time I see an old Scout or Harvester/Travelall/Travelette I have a hard time not buying it. Then I remember I don't even own a home and should probably do that first. I contract at...
Forum: Foo
10-30-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 5,279
Posted By BenzFanatic

I got through that this weekend, I really liked...

I got through that this weekend, I really liked it.

Right now I'm most of the way through the 1st season of Designated Survivor, with Kiefer Sutherland as POTUS. I don't care if he's drunk and...
Forum: Foo
10-28-18, 12:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 417
Posted By BenzFanatic

We have 8 or 10 little giants at work ranging...

We have 8 or 10 little giants at work ranging from the ~12ft A-frame to 20 some ft A frame. True, they weigh a ton, but that weight means more stability than any ladder I've stepped foot on. I...
Forum: Foo
09-27-18, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 1,297,310
Posted By BenzFanatic

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/4089...

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40897114_1804418123008261_4773991544053039104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&oh=b65503c0cb9b80ea4be854907267a89c&oe=5C61009B
Plymouth Air Radial Truck...
Forum: Foo
08-21-18, 09:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By BenzFanatic

I recently built myself a sit/stand portable...

I recently built myself a sit/stand portable workstation that has me looking a bit upwards, and my neck and shoulder problems have been greatly reduced. Xbox 360 controller/wireless keyboard/mouse...
Forum: Foo
08-20-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 559
Posted By BenzFanatic

I was always a fan of the Half Life series, still...

I was always a fan of the Half Life series, still replay it every year or so. I finally got the orange box with Portal for literally $1 or $2 during a Steam sale. Still a really fun game with really...
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