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    Is that a legal vehicle? I only see the frame. Need to get back on the normal carrier. Roaming at 3g is not so good.
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    Not a legal vehicle. Almost certainly a full race car with a tubular chassis and lightweight shell. But on that note my current daily isn't entirely legal in this state anyway....
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    ROTFLMFAO. No. That's not my car.
    But you're the driver right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddrueding View Post
    Not a legal vehicle. Almost certainly a full race car with a tubular chassis and lightweight shell. But on that note my current daily isn't entirely legal in this state anyway....
    But your family can fit?
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    We are a family of three (Wife, kid, me). Therefore we only need one car that can seat 3, and one that can seat my kid and I. Bolting a child seat into the back of the cage seems entirely legit.
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    I hung 18500 lumens of LED lighting in my garage on Saturday. It took about 10 hours to do all the necessary modifications, wiring, installation, and cleanup.



    Now it can be really bright for working on projects out there.



    The switch on the wall can control power to all of them. The 4 lights over the cars also have pull chains on them so they can be powered off even when the wall switch on since most of the time I don't need all that light when I step out there for a minute to put something in the trash or recycling bins. It's a big upgrade from the single bare 60W incandescent bulb that was on the ceiling before.

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    Why so bright?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Why so bright?
    Why not? When you want light, you want light.

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    Indeed. Typically, for me, me spending time in the garage is productive time. Anything that encourages me to spend more time in the garage is a good thing. Making it bright certainly helps.
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    I ran into an issue with my desktop over the weekend which I found annoying. The issue related to Windows 10 not booting because the motherboard could not find the boot partition. Roughly about a month ago I did a clean install of Windows since it had been a while. My desktop had gone through a cycle of upgrades ranging from Windows 8 > Windows 8.1 > Windows 10 > Windows 10 updates, etc. I backed up all my stuff and did a secure erase on my SSD. Everything went fine and I did a clean install without issue. Fast-forward to Sunday, I was going through my files and I've migrated my data off of my last-remaining Samsung 1TB HDD. This drive has been giving me periodic SMART errors and the drive is long past it's prime. I forgot to check but I'd recon it has between 7-8 years of power on time so it owes me nothing.

    Once I removed this drive and rebooted, Windows would no longer boot and my system would go into the UEFI BIOS to help me located a boot drive. Long story short, when I did the clean install, windows chose to put that system partition on my 1TB drive so now I was fucked after removing this drive. I tried a bunch of the various boot sector repairs and and built-in repairs from Microsoft. I eventually gave up and did a clean install on a new SSD...this time with all other drives disconnected. I read several suggestions that recommended disconnecting all other drives because this situation can happen. I could still see my original boot drive after I reconnected it to the new OS install. I then copied all the data over and it wasn't a big deal but still very annoying. At least with modern CPUs and fast SSDs the Windows 10 install doesn't take that long. Restoring the data from the other SSD was also amazingly fast which was nice.

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    I saw something similar when I was clean installing Windows 10 on a few systems with Windows 7 keys back before the free W10 upgrade expired. I learned quickly to install to the SSD with all the other drives disconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Why not? When you want light, you want light.
    +1. You can never have too much light.

    I converted my workroom to LED about two years ago. 5000K, CRI 90+, 1800 lumens per tube, 10800 lumens total.

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    I actually need this much light when I'm working with tiny surface mount parts. The rest of the time, I just have one fixture on.

    Nice job in the garage. Looks like more than enough light for anything you might need to do in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Why not? When you want light, you want light.
    I have nothing against bright lights, I just think of a garage as being hot or cold and not a place to spend much time most of the year.
    Do you have A/C?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I have nothing against bright lights, I just think of a garage as being hot or cold and not a place to spend much time most of the year.
    Do you have A/C?
    Not currently in the garage, but I've thought about it.

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    I thought about it back in the 80s, but did not want to deal with the ventilation issues. I think they have some electric vents now, but am not sure about the building regulations.
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    HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fb View Post
    HAPPY CAPS LOCK DAY!
    WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111!!!!!
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    I thought I had to use caps lock all day yesterday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Lunar is a Meatmen fan? Interesting.
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    I should know on Friday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    They are in the case fans, memory modules, motherboards and graphic cards. I don't own such a system, but when I'll eventually upgrade my aging tower, I'd like to be able to do so with ending up with a disco ball sitting on my desk.
    My new mainboard has red LEDs on the surface and underneath somewhere. It also has a connector for additional lights for something equally useless I suspect.
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    Is the Feldenkrais Method total BS?
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    If that's your opinion then sure. I don't know anything about it to offer any reasonable conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    If that's your opinion then sure. I don't know anything about it to offer any reasonable conversation.
    The other option is Pilates.
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    Finally got my insurance sorted for 2018. Hoping that being around people who smoke doesn't qualify me for "using" tobacco products myself, that's a pretty hefty tobacco surcharge at $25/wk. Plus I said I didn't, so they'd likely cancel my plan for fraud or something if it does. I need to get in and see an eye doctor, I haven't had new glasses for three years and the ones I have aren't aging well.

    My loan from Sallie Mae enters active repayment tomorrow, though according to them I don't actually owe them anything until 12/03.

    My GPU gets a little hotter than I like it to (73C, I prefer to keep it below 70 so it doesn't turn my bedroom into a furnace) when in Furmark, but that's really a worst case scenario isn't it? I haven't found a game yet that I simply cannot run on this card... Aside from maybe Doom 2016. Even at the lowest settings I can take it to it just dips so often... even then it's my suspicion that it isn't my video card but the slow hard drive I'm playing it off of that's causing the stuttering.

    No one's heard from Merc at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    No one's heard from Merc at all?
    He won't reply to PMs or personal emails from me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    He won't reply to PMs or personal emails from me.
    I could not find an obituary, but am not the best searcher. Are there indications he is Alice?
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    The results are in. My brain is completely normal.
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    So no more crazy exaggerated typos in the forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    So no more crazy exaggerated typos in the forum?
    That is mostly caused by the Androids. Sometimes the typing is limited to a few characters per minute. It really sucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    The results are in. My brain is completely normal.
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    I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.

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    Seriously, that Wolfe guy is so full of shit!
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    I'm not sure what to buy of the psychotic symptoms, The good old 8062A or something Like that is gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post

    My loan from Sallie Mae enters active repayment tomorrow, though according to them I don't actually owe them anything until 12/03.
    Wait. Did you finish school already? Usually student loan repayment doesn't start until 6 months after you graduate? Apply for a deferment or forbearance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I'm not sure what to buy of the psychotic symptoms, The good old 8062A or something Like that is gone.
    What would you buy today for not more than $500-600?
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    I had to take a break for financial reasons and they all entered repayment. It's not likely that I will be returning in 2018, looks like I'm on track for 2019 though.

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    Bummer. Hang in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    I had to take a break for financial reasons and they all entered repayment. It's not likely that I will be returning in 2018, looks like I'm on track for 2019 though.
    Make sure you go back. Don't be like many people who never go back.

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    And don't impregnate any of the ladies! That will derail your plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Are all the roads in Pennsylvania rough and bumpy?
    Probably not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    I had to take a break for financial reasons and they all entered repayment. It's not likely that I will be returning in 2018, looks like I'm on track for 2019 though.
    As I noted above apply for a deferment anyways to reduce your financial burden.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Make sure you go back. Don't be like many people who never go back.
    If in a STEM or accounting/financial degree track that will lead to a real paying job, then yes go back but if Sed was in a mickey mouse program but gets a real job now, forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    If in a STEM or accounting/financial degree track that will lead to a real paying job, then yes go back but if Sed was in a mickey mouse program but gets a real job now, forget it.
    Even if the program is Mickey Mouse and he gets a real job it's still highly dependent on what the real job is. Some fields will overlook a lack of a degree if you have good relevant experience. Most others will not. Fair or not, a college degree is often simply used as way to thin the pool of potential applicants for a job even if it's not really necessary to do the job in question.

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    Sed, you could look at a dev bootcamp. My company has hired a few people from those programs. The good ones aren't cheap, but they are short in comparison to a 4 year bachelors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    And don't impregnate any of the ladies! That will derail your plans.
    That's... unlikely to happen for logistical reasons, but sound advice nonetheless.
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    Going with Nokian Hakka 9 studded snow tires this winter, after many years of non studded winter tires. I'm expecting significantly more road noise but better control in icy conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkenBastard View Post
    Going with Nokian Hakka 9 studded snow tires this winter, after many years of non studded winter tires. I'm expecting significantly more road noise but better control in icy conditions.
    I thought studs were banned, or does that depend on the location?
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    Depends on the State. NY allows between October 16 and April 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    Even if the program is Mickey Mouse and he gets a real job it's still highly dependent on what the real job is. Some fields will overlook a lack of a degree if you have good relevant experience. Most others will not. Fair or not, a college degree is often simply used as way to thin the pool of potential applicants for a job even if it's not really necessary to do the job in question.
    Yeah that true. A degree gets you past the HR gatekeepers. I guess I meant to say don't take on USD$100,000 student loan debt getting a gender studies degree.
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