Thread: Something Random

  1. #16501
    Hairy Aussie timwhit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    5,245
    NHL playoffs are on, shouldn't you be watching that, Coug?

  2. #16502
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    Last time I've watched a complete NHL game was Game 7 of the series between the Canadiens de Montréal and I don't remember the other team. It was with business customers (and also friends) during the Spring of 2014. Good memories, but I don't follow hockey much.

    There are worse things in life than business diners. I don't mind those at all, but I'm not a leech and I don't run after those. They rarely affect my choices and when they do, it's because of what's being discussed, not the ambience or the meal.

  3. #16503
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Turbo tax is on sale at Amazon according to ArsTechnica.
    Wish I had seen that before paying TaxAct's silly price this year.
    So I went ahead and did Turbo Tax via the deal you posted. I hadn't paid TaxAct any money yet since I didn't get around to filing so they can stuff their overpriced service.

    Thanks for the heads up!

  4. #16504
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,382
    That is a good deal on TurboTax which I normally use. Thanks for the link!

  5. #16505
    Allergic to Sunlight Storage is cool sedrosken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    The Sticks
    Age
    19
    Posts
    950
    Looking at the benches I decided to skip team red this time around. Maybe on their next refresh we'll see them touting those "optimizations" but for now it looks like an i5-7600 (non-k -- I don't overclock, ever) is a good bet. The motherboard I picked out is cheaper than the AMD one I was going to use, and it's more fully featured to boot -- also swapped the 480 for a 1060 3GB, I just bought the RAM and will be picking up the CPU next week. After that comes the motherboard and then GPU. As the CPU I have picked out is just a bare chip, no stock cooler, I'm also grabbing a Hyper 212 Evo as that seems to still be the king of price-performance when it comes to air coolers. All in all I'm looking at spending about twenty bucks or so extra over what I originally planned, but I'm getting a significantly more capable machine out of the deal, and the parts are actually in stock, so I can't say that I mind.

    And yes, with a real GPU I will be folding. It won't hold a candle to those of you with titans running full-bore toward the cause, but if every little bit helps then I'll have some dirt to kick in the hole.

    Actually, to be quite honest -- the benches I'm seeing are all over the place. Some place the i5 as being significantly better, others place the Ryzen high above, and I'm not sure which to really believe -- but because the Intel stuff is actually going to be in stock and the prices have fallen just a little, I'm going blue again I guess. And I'm also assuming the Intel hardware will have less issues with motherboard features as manufacturers have had a little while to sort them out, and in my mind rock-solid stability is worth more than performance every time.
    Last edited by sedrosken; 04-14-2017 at 07:39 PM.
    Phone: Moto Z Droid Force (didn't pay for it, can't complain) 32GB, 128GB microSD -- on my uncle's plan with Verizon.
    T450: 4300U, 16GB 3L-1600, HD 4400, 14" 1366x768, 128GB M.2 SSD/320GB SATA HDD, Win10Ent64, 6-cell extended batt (10hr avg)
    Eastham: ASRock Z68Extreme7Gen3, 3570K, 16GB DDR3-1600 (soon 32GB), GT730 2GB GDDR5 (core @ 1.17GHz), 240GB SSD/4TB HDD, Bluray burner/hotswap bay, EVGA 600BQ, Win10Ent64

  6. #16506
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    Your Windows 10 Enterprise, is it an academic version?

  7. #16507
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    -- also swapped the 480 for a 1060 3GB,...
    Is it a done move? Because the RX 580 will launch in 4 days. It will be 10-15% faster than an RX 480, which is pretty much equal to the GTX 1060 with recent drivers' versions. However, if you had a deal on the GTX 1060, then it might be a whole different story, value wise.

  8. #16508
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post

    There are worse things in life than business diners. I don't mind those at all, but I'm not a leech and I don't run after those. They rarely affect my choices and when they do, it's because of what's being discussed, not the ambience or the meal.
    Apparently I'm not being clear.
    There will be food and it doesn't matter who pays because we are on travel.
    I prefer not to have dinner with the "vendor" before meeting with them the next day.
    I'd rather eat and meet with our team including any consultants or operatives.
    Much of the discussion with the "vendor" is nonsense and of course we cannot talk freely.
    Sometimes I'd rather just order room service, but that would be considered rude.
    --Lunar

  9. #16509
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Apparently I'm not being clear.
    Title of your biography.

  10. #16510
    Allergic to Sunlight Storage is cool sedrosken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    The Sticks
    Age
    19
    Posts
    950
    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    Is it a done move? Because the RX 580 will launch in 4 days. It will be 10-15% faster than an RX 480, which is pretty much equal to the GTX 1060 with recent drivers' versions. However, if you had a deal on the GTX 1060, then it might be a whole different story, value wise.
    The build is still hypothetical as I gather resources to build it. The only parts I've bought are the PSU, case and RAM. Everything else is subject to change right up until the time of purchase. I actually have found a 6GB version of the 1060 for $220 and will be purchasing it next so as to secure the deal, and the 580 is probably going to be a solid $250 or more and be out of stock when I go to purchase it to boot, so for right now the game plan is i5-7500 (30 dollars less, only 100MHz clock difference 300MHz turbo difference), MSi B250 PC MATE mainboard, MSi GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G.

    My version of Win10 is through Dreamspark or whatever they're calling it these days. Still unsure how I got ahold of the key through it as usually they only offer server versions but it worked so I'm not questioning it.

    I will likely be dual-booting on this machine. Kicking around distros to test and see which wins in my eyes this time around. Still leaning toward Arch-OpenRC.
    Last edited by sedrosken; 04-16-2017 at 04:22 AM.
    Phone: Moto Z Droid Force (didn't pay for it, can't complain) 32GB, 128GB microSD -- on my uncle's plan with Verizon.
    T450: 4300U, 16GB 3L-1600, HD 4400, 14" 1366x768, 128GB M.2 SSD/320GB SATA HDD, Win10Ent64, 6-cell extended batt (10hr avg)
    Eastham: ASRock Z68Extreme7Gen3, 3570K, 16GB DDR3-1600 (soon 32GB), GT730 2GB GDDR5 (core @ 1.17GHz), 240GB SSD/4TB HDD, Bluray burner/hotswap bay, EVGA 600BQ, Win10Ent64

  11. #16511
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    I placed an order on the Fiberstore Thursday and paid ~50U$ in shipping charges. Today I read that since Friday, shipping from the Fiberstore is free for North America.

    Huhn!

  12. #16512
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    I placed an order on the Fiberstore Thursday and paid ~50U$ in shipping charges. Today I read that since Friday, shipping from the Fiberstore is free for North America.

    Huhn!
    Timing is everything.

  13. #16513
    Learning Storage Performance
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    I placed an order on the Fiberstore Thursday and paid ~50U$ in shipping charges. Today I read that since Friday, shipping from the Fiberstore is free for North America.

    Huhn!
    It might be worth calling them and asking if they can give you a courtesy refund.

  14. #16514
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    It's time to change the diet.
    --Lunar

  15. #16515
    Storage is cool sdbardwick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    North San Diego County
    Posts
    538
    Like the Diet of Worms?

  16. #16516
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Like the Diet of Worms?
    Fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, etc.
    --Lunar

  17. #16517
    Storage? I am Storage! Howell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    4,725
    Ahhh, fancy worms.

  18. #16518
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Like the Diet of Worms?
    Oh, I see what you did there. I think I ate some kind of wurst in Worms, but that was decades ago when I was stationed in die Pfalz.
    --Lunar

  19. #16519
    Storage? I am Storage! time's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Brisbane, Oz
    Posts
    4,749
    Quote Originally Posted by sdbardwick View Post
    Like the Diet of Worms?

  20. #16520
    Allergic to Sunlight Storage is cool sedrosken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    The Sticks
    Age
    19
    Posts
    950
    Another one bites the dust...

    All I need to purchase now are the CPU itself and the GPU.

    Has anyone seen Merc? I'm starting to become seriously concerned.
    Phone: Moto Z Droid Force (didn't pay for it, can't complain) 32GB, 128GB microSD -- on my uncle's plan with Verizon.
    T450: 4300U, 16GB 3L-1600, HD 4400, 14" 1366x768, 128GB M.2 SSD/320GB SATA HDD, Win10Ent64, 6-cell extended batt (10hr avg)
    Eastham: ASRock Z68Extreme7Gen3, 3570K, 16GB DDR3-1600 (soon 32GB), GT730 2GB GDDR5 (core @ 1.17GHz), 240GB SSD/4TB HDD, Bluray burner/hotswap bay, EVGA 600BQ, Win10Ent64

  21. #16521
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    Has anyone seen Merc? I'm starting to become seriously concerned.
    I can't find any obituary, so he may still be alive.
    --Lunar

  22. #16522
    Storage? I am Storage! Howell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Chattanooga, TN
    Posts
    4,725
    Nitsirk would tell us if Merc had become an ex-parrot.

  23. #16523
    Learning Storage Performance
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    253
    I certainly miss his input and have been worrying about him.

  24. #16524
    Wannabe Storage Freak
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,281
    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    Has anyone seen Merc? I'm starting to become seriously concerned.
    I'm also a bit concerned. If Merc has health problems and can't physically use a computer to send us a note that's understandable. But if there's a "non-medical (physical and/or mental)" reason why he hasn't dropped us a note here...that is just not right.
    - 3770k, 212 EVO, Z77X-UD4H, 32GB, 660w, Titan, 840 Pro/256GB, 2TB & 1TB, Define R4, P4317Q & ZR24w, Unicomp/104, Win7 Pro x64.

    - Nikon D610 w/grip, 50mm/1.4G, 16-35mm/4G, 105mm/2.8G micro, 200-500mm/5.6E.

  25. #16525
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    He knows where we are. If he wanted to interact with us he could. I guess he's moved on. I know I've disappeared from a forum or two in my life for years, or permanently. Those forums weren't this small though.

  26. #16526
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Apparently there is an ATM CARD of $4.8Million waiting for me in the Benin Republic.
    --Lunar

  27. #16527
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by Stereodude View Post
    He knows where we are. If he wanted to interact with us he could. I guess he's moved on. I know I've disappeared from a forum or two in my life for years, or permanently. Those forums weren't this small though.
    Something is not quite right. I'm concerned about the mental conditions.
    If it had been 15 years ago I would have tried to track him down in Illinois if that would have helped.
    --Lunar

  28. #16528
    Storage? I am Storage! jtr1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Flushing, New York
    Age
    54
    Posts
    3,572
    I wonder if someone in his family passed. I was absent from the forums for quite a while after my father died in 2006.
    We shall turn you into gas and pour you into the stratosphere. Nothing will remain of you, not a name in a register, not a memory in a living brain. You will be annihilated in the past as well as in the future. You will never have existed.
    -1984


    I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.
    -Planet of the Apes ( 1968 )

  29. #16529
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    I hope not and don't see how we could find that without a bit of prying.

    I know nobody technically owes anyone anything, but an explanation would mean a lot.
    I would not leave permanently without a goodbye.
    --Lunar

  30. #16530
    NVIDIA> AMD Fixture Handruin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Posts
    12,382
    I don't recall something happening in the forum that may have driven him away but it's possible I was oblivious to something offending him. I did write him a PM a while ago but never got a response.

  31. #16531
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by Handruin View Post
    I don't recall something happening in the forum that may have driven him away but it's possible I was oblivious to something offending him. I did write him a PM a while ago but never got a response.
    Sometimes it just takes the last straw to break the camel's hump.
    --Lunar

  32. #16532
    Learning Storage Performance Newtun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    194
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Sometimes it just takes the last straw to break the camel's hump.
    We could also hope that Merc has found true love, or another passion, and is otherwise occupied. (Other than this forum, that is.)

  33. #16533
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    Quote Originally Posted by Newtun View Post
    We could also hope that Merc has found true love, or another passion, and is otherwise occupied. (Other than this forum, that is.)
    Oh, well that's the sort of thing we certainly wouldn't want to hear about.

  34. #16534
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Why not post, of course without qraphic details?
    --Lunar

  35. #16535
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Do you ever feel that people are after you, perhaps the Koreans or Chinese?
    --Lunar

  36. #16536
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Do you ever feel that people are after you, perhaps the Koreans or Chinese?
    The Chinese yes, and it's not just a feeling.

  37. #16537
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    I don't want to Shanghai.
    --Lunar

  38. #16538
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I don't want to Shanghai.
    I've been a few times. It's very pretty at night in some parts of the city. Especially if it's very hazy. The buildings just glow from the LED lighting in the haze. The area around the financial district and the Bund along the river are spectacular at night.

  39. #16539
    Allergic to Sunlight Storage is cool sedrosken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    The Sticks
    Age
    19
    Posts
    950
    Just to let you all know I'll be dropping off the face of the earth for the next month or so. I've moved into a place with no internet in or nearby it and I need to conserve my 4G data where I can.

    In other news I don't think I'll be finishing my desktop until the end of the summer or thereabouts.

  40. #16540
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    Just to let you all know I'll be dropping off the face of the earth for the next month or so. I've moved into a place with no internet in or nearby it and I need to conserve my 4G data where I can.

    In other news I don't think I'll be finishing my desktop until the end of the summer or thereabouts.
    I hope it is just the lack of internet and not anything else. You are still in school?
    --Lunar

  41. #16541
    Allergic to Sunlight Storage is cool sedrosken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Location
    The Sticks
    Age
    19
    Posts
    950
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    I hope it is just the lack of internet and not anything else. You are still in school?
    Not for the summer. I'll be picking back up in the fall.

    And if I've got to wait to put the last pieces of the puzzle together in regards to my build, I might as well up my specs a bit. I'll probably pick up another 16GB of RAM just because, and go up from an i5-7500 to i7-7700 and GTX1060 6GB to GTX1070 8GB. Might pick up an NVME SSD to speed things up a bit further and toss the 120GB SSD in some project machine or another too.

    Priced out the upgrades and it's about $925 vs just $455 or thereabouts. I don't think the performance boost is worth twice the cost, especially when as I've said before I'm not planning on 4K gaming.
    Last edited by sedrosken; 05-07-2017 at 12:35 AM.
    Phone: Moto Z Droid Force (didn't pay for it, can't complain) 32GB, 128GB microSD -- on my uncle's plan with Verizon.
    T450: 4300U, 16GB 3L-1600, HD 4400, 14" 1366x768, 128GB M.2 SSD/320GB SATA HDD, Win10Ent64, 6-cell extended batt (10hr avg)
    Eastham: ASRock Z68Extreme7Gen3, 3570K, 16GB DDR3-1600 (soon 32GB), GT730 2GB GDDR5 (core @ 1.17GHz), 240GB SSD/4TB HDD, Bluray burner/hotswap bay, EVGA 600BQ, Win10Ent64

  42. #16542
    Wannabe Storage Freak
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,281
    How much is storageforum.net worth? Answer.
    - 3770k, 212 EVO, Z77X-UD4H, 32GB, 660w, Titan, 840 Pro/256GB, 2TB & 1TB, Define R4, P4317Q & ZR24w, Unicomp/104, Win7 Pro x64.

    - Nikon D610 w/grip, 50mm/1.4G, 16-35mm/4G, 105mm/2.8G micro, 200-500mm/5.6E.

  43. #16543
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Nah, it is priceless.
    --Lunar

  44. #16544
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by sedrosken View Post
    Not for the summer. I'll be picking back up in the fall.

    And if I've got to wait to put the last pieces of the puzzle together in regards to my build, I might as well up my specs a bit. I'll probably pick up another 16GB of RAM just because, and go up from an i5-7500 to i7-7700 and GTX1060 6GB to GTX1070 8GB. Might pick up an NVME SSD to speed things up a bit further and toss the 120GB SSD in some project machine or another too.

    Priced out the upgrades and it's about $925 vs just $455 or thereabouts. I don't think the performance boost is worth twice the cost, especially when as I've said before I'm not planning on 4K gaming.
    No, you don't need an incremental upgrade. Concentrate on your education.
    --Lunar

  45. #16545
    Not really a Hairy Aussie
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    9,439
    So I'm in the midst of my first really bad buying experience on eBay. The seller listed the item as "New other" with the claim that the box had been opened buy the item was unused. I get it and it's clearly been taken out of the packaging and has been used and just sort of stuffed back in the box. There are signs of wear on it. The seller is trying to claim that because he wasn't able to get it to work in its intended function in his playing with it that it's not used. This is despite it having been out of the box and having sat on his desk for some time before he decided to sell it.

    I want to return it for a refund (at his expense), but he's not playing ball. He offered me $20 (1/8th the cost) to keep it or wants me to pay return shipping. I guess I will find out exactly how good the eBay/PayPal buyer protections are.

  46. #16546
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Coug, are you OK up there with all the flooding we see on the news? It does not look good.
    --Lunar

  47. #16547
    Serial computer killer Hairy Aussie CougTek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Québec, Québec
    Posts
    8,692
    Quote Originally Posted by LunarMist View Post
    Coug, are you OK up there with all the flooding we see on the news? It does not look good.
    Thanks for the concern. I'm not in an affected area. I live ~78m above the water line, so even if Greenland's icecap completly melts all of a sudden, I think I'm ok.

  48. #16548
    I can't believe I'm a Fixture LunarMist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    13,695
    Quote Originally Posted by CougTek View Post
    Thanks for the concern. I'm not in an affected area. I live ~78m above the water line, so even if Greenland's icecap completly melts all of a sudden, I think I'm ok.
    I doubt it will be all of a sudden, and if it is the water level would be the least of your problems.
    --Lunar

  49. #16549
    Wannabe Storage Freak
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    1,281
    After bike repair woes, this day gets better and better.

    Brakes and A/C in my car are completely shot. I need new "everything." Just under $1900. The A/C seems to work fine but sometimes it would just not turn on. The next day it was fine. I thought it was an electrical issue but I guess not. I could tell brakes were getting weaker but the cylinders are shot, rotors shot, pads shot, brake lines leaking. Wow.

    I don't know enough about these things to know if I'm being scammed or not. All indications from my past dealings with the shop I go to seem to indicate they are "mostly honest" but I always feel like my bill is being padded out a bit.

    Just not a great day.
    - 3770k, 212 EVO, Z77X-UD4H, 32GB, 660w, Titan, 840 Pro/256GB, 2TB & 1TB, Define R4, P4317Q & ZR24w, Unicomp/104, Win7 Pro x64.

    - Nikon D610 w/grip, 50mm/1.4G, 16-35mm/4G, 105mm/2.8G micro, 200-500mm/5.6E.

  50. #16550
    Storage? I am Storage! jtr1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Flushing, New York
    Age
    54
    Posts
    3,572
    Quote Originally Posted by snowhiker View Post
    After bike repair woes, this day gets better and better.

    Brakes and A/C in my car are completely shot. I need new "everything." Just under $1900. The A/C seems to work fine but sometimes it would just not turn on. The next day it was fine. I thought it was an electrical issue but I guess not. I could tell brakes were getting weaker but the cylinders are shot, rotors shot, pads shot, brake lines leaking. Wow.

    I don't know enough about these things to know if I'm being scammed or not. All indications from my past dealings with the shop I go to seem to indicate they are "mostly honest" but I always feel like my bill is being padded out a bit.

    Just not a great day.
    This might be telling you to ditch the car for a bike. Never had a car myself. The bike worked just fine in cases where public transit or walking weren't viable. Cars have been money pits for everyone I know who owns one.
    We shall turn you into gas and pour you into the stratosphere. Nothing will remain of you, not a name in a register, not a memory in a living brain. You will be annihilated in the past as well as in the future. You will never have existed.
    -1984


    I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man. Has to be.
    -Planet of the Apes ( 1968 )

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 18 users browsing this thread. (1 members and 17 guests)

  1. Will Rickards

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •