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Forum: Foo
08-04-11, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 480
Posted By phantomcow2

Are my expectations of workload unreasonable?

I've been at this company for about a month now, first job out of college. It pays well, the people are friendly, and I have gotten positive reviews on my job performance so far. The problem is...
Forum: Foo
08-04-11, 05:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 918
Posted By phantomcow2

Good point. Gauging it that way, it costs me the...

Good point. Gauging it that way, it costs me the equivalent of a bottle of water each day to get to and from work.
Forum: Foo
08-03-11, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 809
Posted By phantomcow2

Router speed control -- how do they work?

Does anybody here use a router speed control for their tools? Something like this:...
Forum: Foo
08-03-11, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 918
Posted By phantomcow2

Bottled water is only allowed to proliferate due...

Bottled water is only allowed to proliferate due to clever marketing and gullible consumers. If you're afraid of additives in tap water, put a carbon filter on your faucet.
Forum: Foo
07-29-11, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By phantomcow2

Would you be able to tell in a moving car?

Would you be able to tell in a moving car?
Forum: Foo
07-29-11, 02:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

The check engine light started flashing...

The check engine light started flashing yesterday. I think this car has more value as scrap steel.
Forum: Foo
07-29-11, 01:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 589
Posted By phantomcow2

I'm quoting parts that will eventually be used in...

I'm quoting parts that will eventually be used in aircraft. But on a Friday afternoon, with about an hour left till the weekend, I have ADD like no tomorrow.
07-29-11, 01:32 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 30,430
Posted By phantomcow2

What is the big deal about this post? It's of or...

What is the big deal about this post? It's of or related to bicycle mechanics, and if people are that offended, simply don't post.

6061 is about 30% softer than 7075, assuming a T651 temper,...
Forum: Foo
07-28-11, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By phantomcow2

Actually I figured it out. All you need to do is...

Actually I figured it out. All you need to do is make conditions with the IF function t hat subtracts the last order date from a given part, and return "true" or some boolean output if the...
Forum: Foo
07-27-11, 01:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By phantomcow2

Can excel count clusters of data?

Say I have a time series list in excel. So one column is a list of dates going back ten years, and the other column is a serial number. Can I count the number of occurences of a particular serial...
Forum: Foo
07-27-11, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By phantomcow2

320 is way too high for any cellphone and car...

320 is way too high for any cellphone and car stereo. Cellphone speakers are lousy enough that you wont be able to discern the extra detail afforded by the higher bitrate. Car stereos aren't...
Forum: Foo
07-26-11, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By phantomcow2

http://m.post-gazette.com/living/lifestyle/full-cy...

http://m.post-gazette.com/living/lifestyle/full-cycle-bike-museum-ready-to-roll-on-saturday-1156822?p=0
Forum: Foo
07-26-11, 06:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

Since last week 3 new codes appeared: P0422 ...

Since last week 3 new codes appeared:
P0422
P0411
P0303.

I'm going to put a new fuel filter in there and call it a day. This car is failure on four wheels.
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

I don't know what your point is. Mine is that...

I don't know what your point is. Mine is that you should keep it to yourself because everybody and their mother will ask for your help.
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 10:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By phantomcow2

Ugh. I know it. I like to keep energy drinks at...

Ugh. I know it. I like to keep energy drinks at work in case I don't get a good night's sleep though.
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 609
Posted By phantomcow2

Energy drinks

Does anyone know if an energy drink that actually tastes good? Amp is the best one I've tried so far, but I'd like something with less sugar. Redbull is terrible stuff.
Forum: Foo
07-25-11, 08:07 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

Thanks for the helpful replies -- I didn't expect...

Thanks for the helpful replies -- I didn't expect this many. My attention as been diverted from the Jetta's problem. I've learned recently:
1) If you're able to fix computers, keep it to yourself. ...
Forum: Foo
07-21-11, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

I've seen those. I opted to make a new thread...

I've seen those. I opted to make a new thread because the symptoms don't exactly match the ones I've described.

The IACV would have been my first guess if I were fixing my Honda.

The fuel...
Forum: Foo
07-21-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 971
Posted By phantomcow2

Who said ties and jackets aren't recommended?

Who said ties and jackets aren't recommended?
Forum: Foo
07-21-11, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,743
Posted By phantomcow2

Jetta doesn't start after visiting gas station.

I'm trying to figure out why a '99 Jetta wouldn't start after it's visited a gas station and had its tank filled. This happens every time it fills up, and at random intervals after that. What...
Forum: Foo
07-20-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 931
Posted By phantomcow2

It's mostly the middle aged people at my...

It's mostly the middle aged people at my workplace who show off, discuss, and play video games on their Droids.
Forum: Foo
07-20-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By phantomcow2

That's actually a good thing. Heisenburg is a...

That's actually a good thing. Heisenburg is a ballsy guy with a strong survival instinct.
Forum: Foo
07-20-11, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By phantomcow2

I never thought of that. If this was...

I never thought of that. If this was intentional, it's pretty clever on the part of the writer.
Forum: Foo
07-19-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By phantomcow2

Breaking bad?

Anybody watch the season premier?
Forum: Foo
07-16-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By phantomcow2

Great replies, thanks! After some thought I've...

Great replies, thanks! After some thought I've decided to invest in something that'll last me another 4+ years. That means buying mid tier parts.

I think I'm buying the AMD Phenom II X4 955. ...
Forum: Foo
07-15-11, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 376
Posted By phantomcow2

Is it time for a computer upgrade?

Currently I run:

2GB DDR2 RAM.
Asus M2A-VM Motherboard
Athlon X64 5200+ CPU
160GB ATA Hard Drive
Some asus DVDROM (not burner).
Asus GTX 460 video card (brand new)
Silent aftermarket CPU...
Forum: Foo
07-15-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 614
Posted By phantomcow2

Freakonomics :)

Freakonomics :)
Forum: Foo
07-15-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

Actually the last interview I had was well over a...

Actually the last interview I had was well over a month ago, where I was hired right on the spot at a really good salary. How's your job search going?
Forum: Foo
07-14-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

Aren't you clever! BF is actually a part of my...

Aren't you clever! BF is actually a part of my research ;)
Forum: Foo
07-13-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

I'd rather do it in person.

I'd rather do it in person.
Forum: Foo
07-13-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

They might help pay for OR, as I think they'd...

They might help pay for OR, as I think they'd have some use for those skills. The problem is that there aren't any grad schools nearby that would realistically allow me to keep my job and attend...
Forum: Foo
07-13-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

And I have a genuine interest in both topics. ...

And I have a genuine interest in both topics. Given that, I think employability should be a criterion for which I do. Even if I decide to do both, one has to come first ;).
Forum: Foo
07-13-11, 08:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 369
Posted By phantomcow2

Comparing employment prospects of two majors.

I just graduated college and am gainfully employed, but I know that I am itching to go to grad school and dont want to stay at my job for more than a couple of years. There are two fields that are...
Forum: Foo
07-11-11, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 563
Posted By phantomcow2

Do you eat breakfast at work?

Do you ever bring your breakfast to work and it there?
Forum: Foo
07-11-11, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 856
Posted By phantomcow2

There's no blanket time frame; it depends on the...

There's no blanket time frame; it depends on the food item. Obviously meat and dairy are of prime concern. What are you concerned about?
Forum: Foo
07-11-11, 03:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,298
Posted By phantomcow2

When I was 15 I worked at a local chimney sweep...

When I was 15 I worked at a local chimney sweep company, helping them move stuff on jobs. This was under the table; my first "real" (tax paying) job was at a machine shop polishing molds and making...
Forum: Foo
07-08-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,566
Posted By phantomcow2

My take is that it was a good day for the 6th...

My take is that it was a good day for the 6th amendment. Public outcry and thirst for punishment isn't the reason a jury is supposed to convict, evidence is. It's nice to know that the state's...
Forum: Foo
07-07-11, 02:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By phantomcow2

:lol: Nah, there's no need to make that...

:lol:

Nah, there's no need to make that stuff; instead of fixing the dent I'm using insurance money to blow on 800 dollar rims.
Forum: Foo
07-06-11, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By phantomcow2

Anybody here a machinist?

Assume you are using a professional grade mill (mazak).

Can you comment on the accuracy of a the diameter of a circular interpolation with an endmill with your mill? Are you able to make perfect...
Forum: Foo
07-05-11, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 463
Posted By phantomcow2

They're not gonna give you a refund or anything.

They're not gonna give you a refund or anything.
Forum: Foo
07-03-11, 07:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By phantomcow2

Is MetroPCS your carrier?

Is MetroPCS your carrier?
Forum: Foo
07-02-11, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By phantomcow2

Your subsidy argument would have merit if a 2...

Your subsidy argument would have merit if a 2 year contract commanded a higher rate, as to pay for the phone over time. To my knowledge, there's no difference in price whether or not you supply your...
Forum: Foo
07-02-11, 08:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By phantomcow2

If you're entering a 2 yr contract, which is hard...

If you're entering a 2 yr contract, which is hard to avoid, every cellphone carrier offers free phones. You might as well go for this. Also be aware that as batteries age, you'll get fewer and...
Forum: Foo
06-29-11, 11:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By phantomcow2

The place I go to allows me to bring my own oil...

The place I go to allows me to bring my own oil and filters, so they only charge $15 for labor. $15 for them to take care of the disposal and dirty job that is changing oil is a bargain to me. The...
Forum: Foo
06-28-11, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By phantomcow2

Do you have a job? The car's body is in...

Do you have a job? The car's body is in excellent shape except for rust above one wheel arch, which I intend to eventually replace. I don't consider my vehicle a "college beater." Whether or not...
Forum: Foo
06-28-11, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 396
Posted By phantomcow2

Auto insurance company and a hit and run.

After a long day fishing I parked my car on the street last night. An hour later I hear a knock on the door and it's a guy who lives on the street, though we haven't actually spoken before. "Are...
Forum: Foo
06-28-11, 10:31 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,177
Posted By phantomcow2

What you've described is fairly basic...

What you've described is fairly basic maintenance, and you don't need to go to a dealer unless you like getting fiscally pounded. Six years ago in Connecticut my parents were stranded in their '99...
Forum: Foo
06-12-11, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 322
Posted By phantomcow2

YES! I hate texting in almost any circumstance. ...

YES! I hate texting in almost any circumstance. My new rules regarding texting are as follows: would I engage in conversation with another person at this time? If so, then text away. If not, no...
Forum: Foo
06-12-11, 07:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 609
Posted By phantomcow2

I personally only have a cellphone, but that's...

I personally only have a cellphone, but that's only because I haven't settled in a particular place yet. My parents ditched their typical landline and moved over to Vonage. It's $25 bucks a month...
Forum: Foo
06-11-11, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By phantomcow2

Donations to non-profits are tax deductible. ...

Donations to non-profits are tax deductible. Personally I'd do that and ask the school to create the "EJ123 scholarship for students who...."
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