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Old 08-17-19, 11:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Bike Jedi View Post
Apparently staying on topic is irrelevant and optional.

Unsubscribed. Won't read anything else in the thread. Thanks for teaching me about the "ignore" button. I had to go look for it since it was mentioned.

Nice thing you are teaching folks. Hope your evening gets better.
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Mods was asked to close the thread. Not sure why it is still going since it is not helpful to me and went way off topic.

Getting hit with double standards again.

Please close thread.
You said you were done here, which is fine, but a thread is like a topic that is opened to the public for discussion. Even if you are done with the conversation there may be others who want to participate.
It's a big board. Just go find threads you enjoy and have fun.
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Old 08-18-19, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
You said you were done here, which is fine, but a thread is like a topic that is opened to the public for discussion. Even if you are done with the conversation there may be others who want to participate.
It's a big board. Just go find threads you enjoy and have fun.
Too bad he left. He missed the opportunity to learn that you cannot make a post asking the mods to close a thread and expect it to work every time because the mods don't read every post in every thread. No one has that much time.

Anyhoo...At least we get a break--for now.
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Old 08-18-19, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Too bad he left. He missed the opportunity to learn that you cannot make a post asking the mods to close a thread and expect it to work every time because the mods don't read every post in every thread. No one has that much time.

Anyhoo...At least we get a break--for now.
He might have better luck if he reported the thread to the mods and asked in that way, but really they shouldn't close a thread just because an OP says they are done with it. Threads take on a life of their own and may be of use to others. They should be closed only when they get too off topic, abusive, offensive, or otherwise don't comply with site policy. At least that is how I see it. The mods may have a different opinion and they have the last word.
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Old 09-04-19, 04:42 PM
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Perhaps this person's experience on a lengthy bicycle tour with a Solar battery/battery charging system that was manufactured by Voltaic might be useful to someone that may be finding this thread by way of a search because you had the same question. Now, do realize that the following was uploaded to YOUTUBE in early 2014, so there may be some improved solutions since that time.




The solutions presented above do allow for keeping your Laptop charged while you are away from civilization and an AC outlet.

Perhaps expensive and perhaps the solar panels required to keep up the Laptop will require that the rider have them mounted and worn in backpack fashion up on the rider's back. I'm just saying if such a system did perform adequately as needed during lengthy touring in 2013, then there is no reason why there should not be something available today that does the same or slightly better.
No jokes needed on the need for sunshine, as everybody knows that for such a solar battery system to function properly, it has to, as the 5th Dimension hit from long ago said, it has to: Let The Sun Shine In........
.....If there were only 50 Ways To Keep Your Power.....just get on the bike mike, you don't need a trike, right................
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Old 09-05-19, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Happy Feet View Post
You said you were done here, which is fine, but a thread is like a topic that is opened to the public for discussion. Even if you are done with the conversation there may be others who want to participate.
It's a big board. Just go find threads you enjoy and have fun.
Not true. I saw a thread closed by OP request (first site where I've heard of that) just the other day.
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Old 09-05-19, 03:32 AM
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My family wanted to switch to Boost. Not sure how the deal works but we have 4 lines for $100 a month. I got a Moto E4 plus. Good camera. The thing is almost too big for me, but it has been a good phone. I think it cost 25 or 30 bucks because we switched to them.
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Old 09-05-19, 09:01 AM
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Not true. I saw a thread closed by OP request (first site where I've heard of that) just the other day.
Yep. This Op asked for a couple of his to be closed but he is now banned. I think, in the end, he didn't understand how a forum operated.
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Old 09-05-19, 09:02 AM
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Not true. I saw a thread closed by OP request (first site where I've heard of that) just the other day.
That doesn't mean it is a slam dunk. My best guess is that the mods might consider a request and close or not close at their option. Requesting it via a post to the thread is way less likely to get results than requesting it directly of the mods whether it comes from the OP or someone else if for no other reason than that they may not even see it if in a thread.
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Old 09-05-19, 09:13 AM
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Yep. This Op asked for a couple of his to be closed but he is now banned. I think, in the end, he didn't understand how a forum operated.
I hadn't noticed the banning since he was on my ignore list. I was never sure if he was yanking our collective chains or actually was serious in all the stuff he posted.
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I hadn't noticed the banning since he was on my ignore list. I was never sure if he was yanking our collective chains or actually was serious in all the stuff he posted.
I never think in those terms so it makes it hard to spot. I can't imagine wasting so much energy for no real purpose.
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Old 09-06-19, 06:26 AM
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I never think in those terms so it makes it hard to spot. I can't imagine wasting so much energy for no real purpose.
On the other hand I also have a hard time imagining some folks thinking the way they claim to in their posts. I guess that is why there is an ignore button.
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I saw part of one of those half hour info-mercials on the SMARTECH. It sells for 3 x $39.99 plus $19.99 shipping & handling. There is also what appears to be an el-cheapo LED headband headlamp (similar to one that you probably can buy at Harbour Freight for $3). You pay a separate shipping/handling fee of $8.99 to receive the "free" el-cheapo LED headband headlamp.
This SMARTECH unit is a 12,000 milliamp rechargeable Lithium ion batterypack that FUNCTIONS AS AN AUTOMOBILE BATTERY BOOSTER-JUMP START BOX ( I might be wrong but I think they state that it will function for vehicles with an engine size of about 5.0 LITERS or less ) Five liters cubic inch displacement = approx 302 to 304 cubic inches.
This SMARTECH unit is said to recharge laptop batteries and tablets and phones and other items.
There is a supplied AIR COMPRESSOR PUMP that will inflate car and bicycle tires.
If you view Swaggy C's youtube review, you shall see that it does indeed do a decent job of inflating a bicycle tire. Swaggy is inflating the front tire of his SPECIALIZED bicycle. What you will notice though, is that the length of time that it takes to inflate the tire...................THE INFOMERCIAL "fibs" and makes it seem that you can inflate a car tire in just several seconds. Expect it to probably take closer to 100 seconds or more for an automobile tire, and you can see that Swaggy's attempt at inflating the front tire on his SPECIALIZED bicycle probably took about 25 seconds.
It appears that this SMARTECH unit or something compareable would be worth having if one will do any touring, or to simply have in the car on a camping trip. Now, is this unit, a better or "smarter" package than having just individual COMPRESSOR AIR PUMP, BATTERY BOOSTER JUMP PACK, and a ELECTRONICS CHARGING DEVICE...........................I do NOT know. I simply saw part of the Info-Mercial...........I DO NOT OWN THE SMARTECH. ..................Just curious if anyone has any experience with it or something very similar.
It might be a very useful product IF THE FUNCTIONALITY IS AS GOOD AS THE Info-Mercial leads us to believe, BUT WE ALL HAVE SEEN SO MANY OF THESE 'As Seen On TV' Products that just don't typically do as much as the hype suggests.

Two different YOUTUBE owner reviews, honestly and charmingly fumbling through and demonstrating the positive useful aspects of this neat little package:
(StephanieOver50 REVIEW

(Swaggy C REVIEW


I purposely did not include the manufacturer's SMARTECH info-mercial here because you probably can find it or an older edit of it on YOUTUBE if you want to see it. My guess is that you might see it while flipping channels between now and late Nov.
Here is the tel # that appeared on the TV screen upon its latest airing on SUN Sept 22, 2019..................800-291-5207....................https//www.getpowerkit.com
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