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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,474

    @imidazol97 said:
    We've had one here for several years. I think it's a good mental ability test to weed out
    the old folk who have problems! LOL Do the wrong thing and kapow.

    I have to reallly concentrate to read the signs after having decided if I need to make a left
    turn at the intersection 1/2 mile away or if I'm going straight or doing a right turn.

    I don't like roundabouts either. They all have different designs and marking signs as to
    which lane does what. One lane or two doing the circle?

    What’s the difference between traffic circles and roundabouts. That may be my problem.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 5,594
    andres3 said:

    sda said:

    A fairly clean and serviceable 2.0 turbo engine compartment on the Passat. It runs perfectly on the recommended 87 octane.

    The Tiguan has the 2.0T tuned for 87, but it's a bit of a dog and slow. How's the Q5 with Premium in comparison to the Passat?
    I think the Tiguan is heavier than the Passat. The Passat can feel brisk if aggressive with the throttle but certainly not fast. It likes to upshift early which also blunts performance. Sport mode or manually shifting the trans helps a lot. The Q5 feels much quicker than the Passat. It requires premium fuel and that's what it gets.

    2018 VW Passat SE w/tech, 2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,308
    The term, roundabout, is the name for the circles mainly in Great Britain and Europe.
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,474

    @carnaught said:
    The term, roundabout, is the name for the circles mainly in Great Britain and Europe.

    Thanks, it’s nice to know I don’t have a problem and don’t you dare come back with a wise crack about that. 😫

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,851
    carnaught said:

    The term, roundabout, is the name for the circles mainly in Great Britain and Europe.

    They call them that in Canada as well.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    There is a technical difference, but from what I have seen, most people use the terms they prefer. Same basic concept of course, difference is diameter and way access is controlled.

    https://www.ofallon.org/street-division/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-a-traffic-circle-and-a-roundabout

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • fintailfintail Member Posts: 54,842
    Or if you are in Mass, a rotary, wicked pissah
  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,474

    @stickguy said:
    There is a technical difference, but from what I have seen, most people use the terms they prefer. Same basic concept of course, difference is diameter and way access is controlled.

    https://www.ofallon.org/street-division/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-a-traffic-circle-and-a-roundabout

    Based on that explanation I’ve used both and I still don’t like either of them.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,603

    @stickguy said:
    Haven’t seen the blinking yellow arrow around here yet. Makes sense. People tend to get confused by the arrow just going blank, as to whether that means they can turn, or only on the arrow.

    Neither have I. Not many roads you can make left turns anyway!

    2020 Volvo XC90 T6 Momentum / 2019 Volvo S60 T6 Inscription

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,383
    So a roundabout is a roundabout way of naming a traffic circle.

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    kyfdx said:

    stickguy said:

    Haven’t seen the blinking yellow arrow around here yet. Makes sense. People tend to get confused by the arrow just going blank, as to whether that means they can turn, or only on the arrow.

    Where we live:

    Light is red.
    Light changes: left turn lane gets green arrow, straight ahead lane gets green.
    End of left turn cycle: left turn signal goes solid yellow, then red. Opposite traffic moves through light.
    Approx two seconds later: left turn signal starts flashing yellow, until end, then solid yellow, then red.

    Repeat

    That is exactly how the ones in Florida work now. I like it because it is nice and neat......it lays out what you can and can't do.
    The biggest problem I see is drivers asleep when the green flashing arrow starts up, and then he finally moves and the other cars are slow to get going, and only 3 cars get through on the advanced green light when 5 or 6 could get through.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,851
    edited January 21

    We used to have 2 “rotaries “ here which were basically a roundabout on steroids, being much larger in diameter and which allowed for drivers to maintain higher speed within the circle. The main problem was that unlike roundabout rules where traffic in the circle has the right of way, drivers treated every entry point as a place to do the dreaded “one on one” if there was congestion and so just created more congestion by stopping within the circle to let some else in.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    jmonroe1 said:

    @stickguy said:

    There is a technical difference, but from what I have seen, most people use the terms they prefer. Same basic concept of course, difference is diameter and way access is controlled.

    https://www.ofallon.org/street-division/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-a-traffic-circle-and-a-roundabout

    Based on that explanation I’ve used both and I still don’t like either of them.

    jmonroe


    Try this....17 seconds....a 7 Circle Roundabout in England:

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,308
    driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN


    Whether it’s a scam or not, after 35 years, then a year not hearing from him, I would not give him a “loan”.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,517
    jmonroe1 said:

    @imidazol97 said:

    We've had one here for several years. I think it's a good mental ability test to weed out

    the old folk who have problems! LOL Do the wrong thing and kapow.

    I have to reallly concentrate to read the signs after having decided if I need to make a left

    turn at the intersection 1/2 mile away or if I'm going straight or doing a right turn.

    I don't like roundabouts either. They all have different designs and marking signs as to

    which lane does what. One lane or two doing the circle?

    What’s the difference between traffic circles and roundabouts. That may be my problem.

    jmonroe


    Well a traffic circle is where traffic goes around in a circle and a roundabout is something that denote the approximate location of something "the place you're looking for is roundabout over there".

    Seriously though there is supposed to be a difference but everything I read comparing the two pretty much is vague about the difference. Just for kicks I did a google image search on both and most of the pictures were of the same intersection.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,517
    carnaught said:

    driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN


    Whether it’s a scam or not, after 35 years, then a year not hearing from him, I would not give him a “loan”.

    Agree 110% and then some.

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,517
    OK I'm home today and just went to get the car washed (I was hopeful that during the day it would not be busy and I was right), got lunch and when I got home I picked up the mail coming in. I had a piece of mail addressed to someone who never lived here (we are the original owners) but it's junk mail so I am not concerned, Our monthly letter from Comcast Business which get filed away too, Suris trying to get me to resubscribe this time for the Sebring, something from a Vegas casino (no money just advertising) and something from my credit union - it's my bikes title :p I got it paid off a year early B)

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • qbrozenqbrozen Member Posts: 30,893

    @driver100 said:
    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    Not giving us much to go on. Did you check the email address?

    '08 Charger R/T Daytona; '67 Coronet R/T; '13 Fiat 500c, '21 WRX, '20 S90 T6, '22 4xE. 62-car history and counting! MB Sprinter and '92 Nissan Gloria on the way!

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    edited January 21
    qbrozen said:

    @driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    Not giving us much to go on. Did you check the email address?


    I didn't. I figure the best thing to do is not to answer at all. A friend had his computer hacked and the hacker asked for $1000 for an emergency. A few people paid and thought it was him.
    btw.....the reunion was in 2006, I heard from him for about a year after, but haven't hear back in over 14 years. Here is the email address with John Doe substituted for real names. Also suspicious.....the reply is to be sent to another address. My uneducated guess is a hacker got his email addresses, but wants the reply to go to an account he set up. But, what do I know? (Don't bother answering)

    from: JOHN DOE jdoe at rogers.com (this is his real account)
    reply-to: JOHN DOE<jdoe at gmail.com

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  • carnaughtcarnaught Desert SWMember Posts: 3,308
    edited January 21
    @driver100, anyone who gives a person like that asking for money also gives money to the Nigerian prince offering to give you millions after you first give him money.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    Driver, odds are it’s a scam. Someone gets into their email address book and blasts all their contacts. Always vague of course.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,517
    It's a sad day as we no longer have Meat Loaf. RIP

    2011 Hyundai Sonata, 2014 BMW 428i convertible, 2015 Honda CTX700D

  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,474

    @driver100 said:
    Try this....17 seconds....a 7 Circle Roundabout in England:

    I’d hate like hell to be an insurance agent in that town.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    carnaught said:

    @driver100, anyone who gives a person like that asking for money also gives money to the Nigerian prince offering to give you millions after you first give him money.

    But the Nigerian Prince promised my money would arrive at the beginning of February, I just had to send him $50000 by then to cover any taxes owing.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    jmonroe1 said:

    @driver100 said:

    Try this....17 seconds....a 7 Circle Roundabout in England:
    image

    I’d hate like hell to be an insurance agent in that town.

    jmonroe


    Going through that intersection a few times a week will probably be good for maintaining good brain functioning, and may help you to avoid having to use Prevegen soon.

    2017 MB E400 , 2015 MB GLK350, 2014 MB C250

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,926
    driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    Sounds like a scam but what could they gain from getting an email response?

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,926

    It's a sad day as we no longer have Meat Loaf. RIP

    Or Louie Anderson.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,383
    edited January 21
    driver100 said:



    Going through that intersection a few times a week will probably be good for maintaining good brain functioning, and may help you to avoid having to use Prevegen soon.

    Errrrr, Imidazol98
    asked me to tell you it's Prevagen. He's right: I checked my bottle here at home!

    image


    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646

    driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    Sounds like a scam but what could they gain from getting an email response?
    Often there is a link they want you to click. Which of course you never should.

    I assume if you respond to email, they have something in place to try and get you to send money.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,285
    jmonroe1 said:

    What’s the difference between traffic circles and roundabouts. That may be my problem.

    jmonroe

    They're the same, in addition to which Boston calls them rotaries, just for fun (as if Boston traffic couldn't get more interesting).

    When I arrived in Edmonton in '71 I found traffic circles (that's what they call them up there) all over the place, and got used to them pretty quickly. They really are an excellent way to move traffic, but the assumption is that those using them have opposing thumbs and an IQ above room temperature.

    The ones in the UK are truly an acquired taste. Besides going "backwards," they have up to four lanes and traffic lights in the circle. That said, I survived and I'm guessing most on here would as well.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • cdnpinheadcdnpinhead Forest Lakes, AZMember Posts: 5,285

    It's a sad day as we no longer have Meat Loaf. RIP

    This is most certainly true.

    '08 Acura TSX, '17 Subaru Forester
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,383

    jmonroe1 said:

    What’s the difference between traffic circles and roundabouts. That may be my problem.

    jmonroe

    They're the same, in addition to which Boston calls them rotaries, just for fun (as if Boston traffic couldn't get more interesting).

    When I arrived in Edmonton in '71 I found traffic circles (that's what they call them up there) all over the place, and got used to them pretty quickly. They really are an excellent way to move traffic, but the assumption is that those using them have opposing thumbs and an IQ above room temperature.

    The ones in the UK are truly an acquired taste. Besides going "backwards," they have up to four lanes and traffic lights in the circle. That said, I survived and I'm guessing most on here would as well.

    Traffic lights IN the circle!

    2014 Malibu 2LT, 2015 Cruze 2LT,

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,327
    Actually, all Massachusetts call then rotaries.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 16,851

    jmonroe1 said:

    What’s the difference between traffic circles and roundabouts. That may be my problem.

    jmonroe

    They're the same, in addition to which Boston calls them rotaries, just for fun (as if Boston traffic couldn't get more interesting).
    This site attempts to explain the differences, but it isn’t totally accurate:

    http://calmstreetsboston.blogspot.com/2012/04/rotaries-vs-roundabouts.html

    The roundabouts we have here often have 2 lanes in the circle, which can lead to all sorts of havoc. Or lanes which suddenly end and force you to exit.

    2017 Cadillac ATS Performance Premium 3.6

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,926
    edited January 21
    ab348 said:

    We used to have 2 “rotaries “ here which were basically a roundabout on steroids, being much larger in diameter and which allowed for drivers to maintain higher speed within the circle. The main problem was that unlike roundabout rules where traffic in the circle has the right of way, drivers treated every entry point as a place to do the dreaded “one on one” if there was congestion and so just created more congestion by stopping within the circle to let some else in.

    In a town north of me they must have put in a dozen rotaries in the last 15 years. It’s enough to make you dizzy.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,087
    edited January 21
    I see a roundabout as a "kink" type turn on a track or road course.

    I like them!!! With the right car you don't have to calm your driving much.
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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    it was funny when I was driving in Ireland, and had the navigation going. Around some towns, they had such frequent circles that the navi lady pretty much was on a loop saying "at the roundabout..."

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    more unexpected home problems today. Went out to the garage at lunch and my side door was open. Figured I must have forgotten to hit the button when I came back this morning. So I hit the closer button, and it got to within about 8-10" of down, stopped, and reversed and the lights started flashing.

    after some mucking about and reading the owners manual and translating the trouble light on the unit, seemed to point to a sensor issue (the on at the bottom of the track) related to wires. So I yanked on the lights to make sure lined up, and push on the wires (that really did look pretty ratty at this point). And it worked again. A few times. Closed when we left for dinner but when we got home , was acting up again. So in the morning will mess around with them again.

    But, I think it is a futile exercise. Could try to buy and install new ones but at this point might be a waste. Probably going to call the door guy and just get the opener replaced (if they are coming out anyway).

    Current unit (a Craftsman) is going on 16 years old at this point. Not sure what the lifespan on one of these is, but that is longer than the original one lasted. The other open was replaced with a Liftmaster in 2018, so I think they going to be matching again soon.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 4,474

    @stickguy said:
    more unexpected home problems today. Went out to the garage at lunch and my side door was open. Figured I must have forgotten to hit the button when I came back this morning. So I hit the closer button, and it got to within about 8-10" of down, stopped, and reversed and the lights started flashing.

    after some mucking about and reading the owners manual and translating the trouble light on the unit, seemed to point to a sensor issue (the on at the bottom of the track) related to wires. So I yanked on the lights to make sure lined up, and push on the wires (that really did look pretty ratty at this point). And it worked again. A few times. Closed when we left for dinner but when we got home , was acting up again. So in the morning will mess around with them again.

    But, I think it is a futile exercise. Could try to buy and install new ones but at this point might be a waste. Probably going to call the door guy and just get the opener replaced (if they are coming out anyway).

    Current unit (a Craftsman) is going on 16 years old at this point. Not sure what the lifespan on one of these is, but that is longer than the original one lasted. The other open was replaced with a Liftmaster in 2018, so I think they going to be matching again soon.

    Kinda like matching washers and dryers. Garages don’t like mismatched openers and will only put up with them for so long (so I’ve read recently only around 16 years). The next owners will appreciate what you’re doing for them.

    jmonroe

    '15 Genesis just like jmonroe, '18 Legacy Limited with 3.6R (Mrs. j's)
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    edited January 21
    at the pace our cleaning up and prepping to list are going, I am the next owner.

    I actually just googled and multiple sites said 10-15 years is the normal lifespan if you maintain it. So far, my maintenance has consisted of changing 1 lightbulb when it burned out. Don't think I have touched it otherwise. So figuring I got my money's worth out of it.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTMember Posts: 17,327
    @stickguy,
    Look on YT. I had something similar, but it just resetting the sensor on one side.
    I even bought new sensors but returned them.
    2020 Ford Explorer XLT
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    I read some stuff from google. Might be the wire on the receiver side (I now know there is a red light on one and green on the other) but the red one is yellow which seems to indicate it is the problem. So I might pull that sensor off the rails and see if the wires are loose. If it isn't working tomorrow still, nothing really to lose! Would be nice to get it back up and running but I hate hassling repeatedly with stuff like that that is already considered past it's lifespan.

    so if that doesn't fix it I am punting! But will make the attempt first.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 19,926
    stickguy said:

    more unexpected home problems today. Went out to the garage at lunch and my side door was open. Figured I must have forgotten to hit the button when I came back this morning. So I hit the closer button, and it got to within about 8-10" of down, stopped, and reversed and the lights started flashing.

    after some mucking about and reading the owners manual and translating the trouble light on the unit, seemed to point to a sensor issue (the on at the bottom of the track) related to wires. So I yanked on the lights to make sure lined up, and push on the wires (that really did look pretty ratty at this point). And it worked again. A few times. Closed when we left for dinner but when we got home , was acting up again. So in the morning will mess around with them again.

    But, I think it is a futile exercise. Could try to buy and install new ones but at this point might be a waste. Probably going to call the door guy and just get the opener replaced (if they are coming out anyway).

    Current unit (a Craftsman) is going on 16 years old at this point. Not sure what the lifespan on one of these is, but that is longer than the original one lasted. The other open was replaced with a Liftmaster in 2018, so I think they going to be matching again soon.

    Oh oh, I’ve got a 14 year old Craftsman. Am I looking at problems in a few years?

    Seriously, I’ve had the same issue with my door when a leaf or cobwebs block the sensor. Just cleaning it out solved the problem.

    2019 Kia Soul+, 2015 Mustang GT, 2004 Chevy Van, 2000 Chrysler Sebring convertible

  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 45,646
    hope that works. Though it seems odd that it will close almost the whole way before reversing. Seems like if it was blocked it would not close at all.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD , 2022 Ford Maverick Lariat Ecoboost FWD.

  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296
    edited January 21

    driver100 said:

    I went to a high school reunion in 2006, and I saw a guy who I hadn't seen for over 35 years. He came from out of town and he stayed at our home for 2 nights. We exchanged emails for about a year after, and nothing since.

    Then I got this email this morning, supposedly with his name on it....is this a scam?

    From: JOHN DOE

    Hi, how are you doing today?

    Sorry to bother you so early but i need your assistance.

    Please get back to me as soon as you can

    JOHN

    Sounds like a scam but what could they gain from getting an email response?
    Don't forget, he's asking for my assistance. I am sure he is going to need a few $1000 to bail him out of jail or to get back into the country....I am sure they have a scam all figured out.

    If you want to see how ruthless these guys can be watch The Puppet Master on Netflix, just 3 episodes and really an eye opener if you want to see how fraudsters work.

    driver100 said:



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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 30,296

    driver100 said:



    Going through that intersection a few times a week will probably be good for maintaining good brain functioning, and may help you to avoid having to use Prevegen soon.

    Errrrr, Imidazol98
    asked me to tell you it's Prevagen. He's right: I checked my bottle here at home!

    image


    I was curious about Prevagen....I am usually pretty good at knowing what the score is at tennis and once I forgot.....one guy asked if I had heard about Prevagen. I checked it out;

    But could swallowing calcium-binding protein based on jellyfish somehow benefit your human brain? Research suggests it doesn't, experts say. The apoaequorin in Prevagen likely gets digested by your stomach before any of it stands a chance of reaching your brain.

    Also, there has been no tests that prove it helps with memory.

    Other facts:
    The group concluded that a healthy diet was the best way to get brain-boosting nutrients.

    The Alzheimer's Association cautions that claims about memory-enhancing dietary supplements are mostly based on very little science.

    More info: https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/apoaequorin-what-to-know

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,383
    Nice review of facts vs propaganda via the advertising. Thankx.
    I'd wondered if Prevagen's claims had any validity.

    I'll save my money. Just met with my doctor today and in US
    with Medicare they do a memory test every year to assess
    the state of one's abilities.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyMember Posts: 13,603

    @stickguy
    May want to sell sooner than later. My SIL is thinking of buying a house so I was showing her the various tools to calculate mortgages, etc. I haven’t been following it but the mortgage rates went up over point from a year ago. Maybe I’m wrong but if they continue to rise that has to have some impact on this wild market.

    When we bought the shore house the mortgage guy said we locked in right ahead of an increase and they were told to expect more. I guess it wasn’t just BS.

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