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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,596

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    ————————————————
    Sounds like you’re all set.

    I heard if you use the right lubricant, read as a good bourbon, you can almost double that year and posting count. B)

    jmonroe
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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,400

    andres3 said:

    henryn said:

    Hurricane evacuation, a real mess, no easy answers.

    In 2005, as Hurricane Rita approached the Texas gulf coast, an estimated 2.5 million people tried to evacuate. The result was sheer utter chaos. It’s estimated that more people died due to the evacuation than due to the storm. When you get caught up in that kind of unbelievable mess, you’re s_____d, period.

    I knew several people who spent up to 24 hours caught in the gridlock. A nightmare scenario. I was living in Sealy, a small town 30 miles west of Houston, right on one of the major arteries (I-10 West). I volunteered in the relief efforts for the people stuck on the freeway. We were running up and down the shoulders of the highway in 4-wheelers, bringing water and food to people, and carrying some to the local churches for rest and help.

    That reminds me of the Paradise, CA fires. A lot of people burned because someone thought Vision Zero was a good idea limiting/reducing lanes, installing obstructions, narrowing, and other anti-mobility features.

    I wonder if any Vision Zero proponents feel appropriately guilty.
    I never heard of that. What exactly is vision zero?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_Zero_(New_York_City)

    https://ww2.motorists.org/blog/countering-safe-streets-and-the-vision-zero-mindset/
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 31,078
    I got an email from Dicks Sporting Goods Store. I haven't been to a Dicks store in almost a year, and I don't think I actually bought something there, and they sure don't have my email address - and we don't have any in Canada. It said I had won a prize and all I had to do was click on the icon to find out what I won! Hmmmmmm. Strange, Dicks wasn't mentioned anywhere in the email address!

    When I went to Dicks almost a year ago I was looking for tennis shoes. They must have had 50 kinds of sports shoes on the wall. A young kid - high school age came over and asked me if he could help me. I said I am looking for tennis shoes. He said, "Do you mean to play tennis in?".
    I said "No, I like to wear tennis shoes when I watch tennis on TV".
    He said they don't have any tennis shoes.
    They seem to like golf a lot....a lot more money in selling golf equipment, and basketball is big these days.

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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 31,078

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    I have a friend in Florida who got pains in his chest on Saturday. It didn't get better so he went to the hospital. He got exactly what you did and was out in 2 days. The doctor told him, "Now you should be good for another 10 years", I guess they all learn that line at doctors school. They also mentioned that IF it happens again it will mean open heart surgery. He said it gives you a different perspective on life.

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  • ab348ab348 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, CanadaMember Posts: 17,733
    I can tell you it gives you a new perspective on heart surgeons. And not a good one.

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoModerator Posts: 215,512
    My wife is going on 20 years with her stents. Hasn't needed any updates or additions. I'm sure the factory warranty has expired on them.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163
    andres3 said:

    andres3 said:

    henryn said:

    Hurricane evacuation, a real mess, no easy answers.

    In 2005, as Hurricane Rita approached the Texas gulf coast, an estimated 2.5 million people tried to evacuate. The result was sheer utter chaos. It’s estimated that more people died due to the evacuation than due to the storm. When you get caught up in that kind of unbelievable mess, you’re s_____d, period.

    I knew several people who spent up to 24 hours caught in the gridlock. A nightmare scenario. I was living in Sealy, a small town 30 miles west of Houston, right on one of the major arteries (I-10 West). I volunteered in the relief efforts for the people stuck on the freeway. We were running up and down the shoulders of the highway in 4-wheelers, bringing water and food to people, and carrying some to the local churches for rest and help.

    That reminds me of the Paradise, CA fires. A lot of people burned because someone thought Vision Zero was a good idea limiting/reducing lanes, installing obstructions, narrowing, and other anti-mobility features.

    I wonder if any Vision Zero proponents feel appropriately guilty.
    I never heard of that. What exactly is vision zero?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vision_Zero_(New_York_City)

    https://ww2.motorists.org/blog/countering-safe-streets-and-the-vision-zero-mindset/
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163
    driver100 said:

    I got an email from Dicks Sporting Goods Store. I haven't been to a Dicks store in almost a year, and I don't think I actually bought something there, and they sure don't have my email address - and we don't have any in Canada. It said I had won a prize and all I had to do was click on the icon to find out what I won! Hmmmmmm. Strange, Dicks wasn't mentioned anywhere in the email address!

    When I went to Dicks almost a year ago I was looking for tennis shoes. They must have had 50 kinds of sports shoes on the wall. A young kid - high school age came over and asked me if he could help me. I said I am looking for tennis shoes. He said, "Do you mean to play tennis in?".
    I said "No, I like to wear tennis shoes when I watch tennis on TV".
    He said they don't have any tennis shoes.
    They seem to like golf a lot....a lot more money in selling golf equipment, and basketball is big these days.

    Click on that link and I’m sure you’ll be standing on the street wearing nothing BUT tennis shoes.

    I’ve even noticed those scams in the comment section of YouTube videos. Supposedly if you comment, the creator asks you to contact him/her on What’sApp or Telegram (obscure messaging systems I had never heard of).

    Then there’s the bank scams.

    I guess I’m lucky to live like a troglodyte. I have no accounts with companies or banks so I know these solicitations are scams.

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

  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    venture said:

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    I hope you are feeling well.
    I am. PRobably feel better than I have for the last 5 years, or so.
    2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    jmonroe1 said:

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    ————————————————
    Sounds like you’re all set.

    I heard if you use the right lubricant, read as a good bourbon, you can almost double that year and posting count. B)

    jmonroe
    Mr Monroe…I will try out your suggestion. Sounds like a good one. ;)
    2022 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring
  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    driver100 said:

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    I have a friend in Florida who got pains in his chest on Saturday. It didn't get better so he went to the hospital. He got exactly what you did and was out in 2 days. The doctor told him, "Now you should be good for another 10 years", I guess they all learn that line at doctors school. They also mentioned that IF it happens again it will mean open heart surgery. He said it gives you a different perspective on life.
    True indeed…way different perspective.

    My “old” cardiologist retired. The new one, who took over the practice, is maybe in his 40s? Young in MD years. I like him a lot more. He’s very transparent.

    HAd a stress test done a few weeks ago. My cardio was on vacation. So, it was supervised by someone else in his practice. That guy sent me on my way and said I was “good to go”. Figured I was always out of breath due to something else.

    My Cardiologist comes back from vacation earlier this week. He calls me and says he’d like to see me ASAP. I thought that was ominous. But, the “stand-in” cardiologist missed something that my cardio saw, and it was serious. This was Tuesday. My Cardio scheduled the angiogram on Thursday, and put the stent in at the same time. I was in by 8:00 a.m. and out by 2:00 p.m.

    During prep, my cardio said there were 3 outcomes…..

    1. Echo Cardiogram I had during the stress test was wrong (doubtful), in which case he finds nothing.
    2. He’d find blockages and have to clear it (them) with angioplasty and insert a stent(s)
    3. Blockages were irreparable and he’d have to rip out veins from my leg, crack open my chest, and put in the new plumbing.

    First two were acceptable. LAst one, not so much.

    He said #3 was MAJOR surgery and carried significant risk, including death. I told him I couldn’t understand how I could walk into the hospital and maybe be carried out in a box.

    He said the plan was for me to walk out. At least he was honest.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 31,078
    Be prepared I always say;

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  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America I70 & I75 Member Posts: 26,689
    edited October 2022

    driver100 said:

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)



    He said #3 was MAJOR surgery and carried significant risk, including death. I told him I couldn’t understand how I could walk into the hospital and maybe be carried out in a box.

    He said the plan was for me to walk out. At least he was honest.
    He has a sense of humor.


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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    stickguy said:

    Save a lot of hassle by just not drinking coffee.

    I make iced tea by the gallon. Just takes a normal handled pot and a $10 Rubbermaid gallon pitcher!

    I don't drink coffee either but it doesn't save me any hassles as I drink tea (and not iced tea). Actually I think it's more of a hassle as I usually have 6 or more varieties which may or may not require different brewing temperatures and while some are packaged in tea bags some are loose.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987

    qbrozen said:

    I'll admit, I'm kind of lost as to how the coffee maker is responsible for the quality of coffee.
    As long as the water is correct temp, it should be the same. The brand is simply the quality of the construction. If a brand has failed within a couple of years, I write it off. That has done away with Mr Coffee, Keurig, and Bunn from my shopping list. The Bunn was particularly scary since, when it failed, I found melted plastic on the bottom where the wiring shorted out.

    Starbucks has made billions off people who thought that coffee tastes better if you pay 5 times more for it. Perhaps I don’t have a sophisticated palate but all coffee tastes the same to me except for coffee that has been sitting in the pot all day.

    Same with beer. I prefer the mutt brands to the fancy foreign stuff.
    You guys don't know how to make a pot of coffee, here let this guy show you.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987

    My three drink choices are quality coffee, Diet Dr. Pepper, and Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale or Guinness Stout.
    That is all.

    Thats four choices.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    stickguy said:

    DIet Dr. Pepper is one of the couple of soda types we will actually drink. I love it. That and diet Mt. Dew.

    Give me some good old RC cola.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    tjc78 said:

    Pretty interesting

    Who in their right mind would spend $100K on a seat massager.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987

    Michaell said:

    driver100 said:

    How do you charge the thousands of cars in the traffic jam.?

    How do you put gas into those same cars stuck on the highway? Gasoline is a finite resource, too.

    I get your point, but at the moment, the percentage of the US fleet that is fully electric is miniscule.

    Besides, according to the mainstream media, only the wealthy can afford EVs, so they'll use their private jets or helicopters to evacuate. :wink:

    If only the wealthy can afford EVs, does that make me middle class with a PHEV?
    Or does the rusted-out pickup and old toilet on my front lawn make me some other class?
    Ever since I moved the toilet off my lawn I’m in a class by myself.🤩
    I took a sledgehammer to mine.

    Seriously I did, they wouldn't take the whole toilet as refuse so I broke it up into small pieces and recycled it.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    andres3 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    speed limit does not tell you anything about the roads and traffic. The same speed on a rural interstate in Montana can be much safer than on a highway through NYC. so a country with a lot of open highways and light traffic should have fewer accidents than a congested one.

    Yes, good answer. And the amount of training drivers have. German drivers are quite skilled, if North American drivers didn't have speed limits the roads would be extremely dangerous.

    What about Poland? They drive a sublime 140 KPH and still do quite well. Are Polish drivers trained to German standards?

    I don't think anyone in the US is really advocating for limitless speed limits just yet; but appropriate 130 (85 MPH) and 140 KPH equivalents would be nice.
    130 KPH is about 80 MPH

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,346
    I got a text this morning informing me that a body was found and a death investigation is now ongoing.
    Yay; that might well add to the 11 murder/manslaughter/kidnapping(presumed dead) cases that are already open.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987

    driver100 said:

    I got an email from Dicks Sporting Goods Store. I haven't been to a Dicks store in almost a year, and I don't think I actually bought something there, and they sure don't have my email address - and we don't have any in Canada. It said I had won a prize and all I had to do was click on the icon to find out what I won! Hmmmmmm. Strange, Dicks wasn't mentioned anywhere in the email address!

    When I went to Dicks almost a year ago I was looking for tennis shoes. They must have had 50 kinds of sports shoes on the wall. A young kid - high school age came over and asked me if he could help me. I said I am looking for tennis shoes. He said, "Do you mean to play tennis in?".
    I said "No, I like to wear tennis shoes when I watch tennis on TV".
    He said they don't have any tennis shoes.
    They seem to like golf a lot....a lot more money in selling golf equipment, and basketball is big these days.

    Click on that link and I’m sure you’ll be standing on the street wearing nothing BUT tennis shoes.

    I’ve even noticed those scams in the comment section of YouTube videos. Supposedly if you comment, the creator asks you to contact him/her on What’sApp or Telegram (obscure messaging systems I had never heard of).

    Then there’s the bank scams.

    I guess I’m lucky to live like a troglodyte. I have no accounts with companies or banks so I know these solicitations are scams.
    Next you are going to tell me that the email I got from Chase Bank using a gmail account regarding the checking account I don't have with them is a scam.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 4,135
    I was always cautious about opening email links, and I learned to become much more cautious. My former employer, before I retired 2 years ago, was very concerned about their security. They implemented a plan, wherein they generated fake scam emails and sent them at random to employees. If you clicked on the link, you were sentenced to security training, which was a pain.

    And if you were an elevated user (admin or root privileges), the penalties were more severe. Much more severe, up to and including termination. Needless to say, being in that group, I took great pains to avoid phishing emails.

    About 8 years ago, I started receiving phishing emails about my Chase account. I contacted Chase, reported the multiple incidents, and offered to provide further information including the phishing emails. Surprisingly, the Chase security team was not interested in any details.
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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    henryn said:

    I was always cautious about opening email links, and I learned to become much more cautious. My former employer, before I retired 2 years ago, was very concerned about their security. They implemented a plan, wherein they generated fake scam emails and sent them at random to employees. If you clicked on the link, you were sentenced to security training, which was a pain.

    My employer does the same thing.

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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,596

    jmonroe1 said:

    Had me a brand new stent put in yesterday. Should be good for another 10 years or 10,000 posts. ;)

    ————————————————
    Sounds like you’re all set.

    I heard if you use the right lubricant, read as a good bourbon, you can almost double that year and posting count. B)

    jmonroe
    Mr Monroe…I will try out your suggestion. Sounds like a good one. ;)
    ————————————————-
    I knew you’d jump all over that suggestion. You shouldn’t expect anything less from a poster buddy. o:)

    jmonroe
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163

    I got a text this morning informing me that a body was found and a death investigation is now ongoing.
    Yay; that might well add to the 11 murder/manslaughter/kidnapping(presumed dead) cases that are already open.

    My son had a dump of an apartment in the city but move out. There have been 7 shootings on his old doorstep since then. I am so glad he got out of there.

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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163
    henryn said:

    I was always cautious about opening email links, and I learned to become much more cautious. My former employer, before I retired 2 years ago, was very concerned about their security. They implemented a plan, wherein they generated fake scam emails and sent them at random to employees. If you clicked on the link, you were sentenced to security training, which was a pain.

    And if you were an elevated user (admin or root privileges), the penalties were more severe. Much more severe, up to and including termination. Needless to say, being in that group, I took great pains to avoid phishing emails.

    About 8 years ago, I started receiving phishing emails about my Chase account. I contacted Chase, reported the multiple incidents, and offered to provide further information including the phishing emails. Surprisingly, the Chase security team was not interested in any details.

    I always forward those scams to the respective bank/company but I’ve never heard back. It’s probably impossible to track the scammers or do anything as they usually are located in foreign countries.

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 18,093
    @roadburner,
    You need Hieronymus Bosch.
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  • driver100driver100 Burlington, ON 7 mo/Tampa FL 5 moMember Posts: 31,078
    A friend lives in Saskatchewan. He said the distances are too great for him to buy an EV....there aren't enough charging stations.
    For comparison, Texas, population 30 million, 268000 sq miles
    Saskatchewan, population 1.2 million, 252000 sq miles

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  • explorerx4explorerx4 North Central OHMember Posts: 18,093
    @driver100,
    That's not a great comparison. Houston alone had over 2.3 million people. Dallas has 6.5 million.
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  • jmonroe1jmonroe1 Pittsburgh areaMember Posts: 5,596

    @henryn said:
    I was always cautious about opening email links, and I learned to become much more cautious. My former employer, before I retired 2 years ago, was very concerned about their security. They implemented a plan, wherein they generated fake scam emails and sent them at random to employees. If you clicked on the link, you were sentenced to security training, which was a pain.

    And if you were an elevated user (admin or root privileges), the penalties were more severe. Much more severe, up to and including termination. Needless to say, being in that group, I took great pains to avoid phishing emails.

    About 8 years ago, I started receiving phishing emails about my Chase account. I contacted Chase, reported the multiple incidents, and offered to provide further information including the phishing emails. Surprisingly, the Chase security team was not interested in any details.

    ————————————————-
    That sounds very typical of folks that don’t want to know what they don’t want to know. After all they might have to do what they’re paid to do.

    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: 31,078
    A friend lives in Saskatchewa

    @driver100,
    That's not a great comparison. Houston alone had over 2.3 million people. Dallas has 6.5 million.

    That could be explorer....I was trying to show that very few people live in an area the size of Texas. If he wanted to drive to another province, Alberta or Manitoba for example, he would drive through very remote areas where he would be lucky to find a gas station, let alone a charging station.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,346
    edited October 2022
    My son's EPS picks were once again right on the money. I think he will eventually wind up moving into sports writing full time.

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  • roadburnerroadburner Member Posts: 16,346

    @roadburner,
    You need Hieronymus Bosch.

    Solving the crime usually isn't the problem; it's finding witnesses and getting all the forensic evidence promptly evaluated. We have a couple of murder cases that were drug related, and we are trying to keep track of the witnesses and hope they don't abscond or OD. In another case, a police officer thought his evidence had been sent to the state police crime lab but it hadn't made it. I probably won't be granted a continuance so I'll have to dismiss and re-indict.

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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,400
    edited October 2022

    andres3 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    speed limit does not tell you anything about the roads and traffic. The same speed on a rural interstate in Montana can be much safer than on a highway through NYC. so a country with a lot of open highways and light traffic should have fewer accidents than a congested one.

    Yes, good answer. And the amount of training drivers have. German drivers are quite skilled, if North American drivers didn't have speed limits the roads would be extremely dangerous.

    What about Poland? They drive a sublime 140 KPH and still do quite well. Are Polish drivers trained to German standards?

    I don't think anyone in the US is really advocating for limitless speed limits just yet; but appropriate 130 (85 MPH) and 140 KPH equivalents would be nice.
    130 KPH is about 80 MPH
    Close, but when discussing speed limits, as in upper limits, a 80 MPH limit would make 130 KPH (higher) illegal to drive.
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163
    driver100 said:

    A friend lives in Saskatchewa

    @driver100,
    That's not a great comparison. Houston alone had over 2.3 million people. Dallas has 6.5 million.

    That could be explorer....I was trying to show that very few people live in an area the size of Texas. If he wanted to drive to another province, Alberta or Manitoba for example, he would drive through very remote areas where he would be lucky to find a gas station, let alone a charging station.
    Valid point, which is why these broad government mandates worry me. I’ve driven many gas powered vehicles with a range of 400 miles or more and as I mentioned before you can always bring extra fuel with you. I’d hate to be traveling near Moose Jaw in winter and run out of juice.

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  • qbrozenqbrozen incurable addictMember Posts: 31,826

    Just a couple of pics from the local car show tonight to which my older son asked me to take him. I was impressed with the pickup build. A lot of work went into that. Not sure how I missed getting any shots of the 442 w-30. Oh well.



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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,327

    Not a bad one in the bunch

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCMember Posts: 6,327

    Getting ready to enjoy a lovely Carolina fall evening. Grilling steak, vegetables, potatoes on the Weber charcoal grille and eating outside later. I love this time of year!

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    andres3 said:

    andres3 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    speed limit does not tell you anything about the roads and traffic. The same speed on a rural interstate in Montana can be much safer than on a highway through NYC. so a country with a lot of open highways and light traffic should have fewer accidents than a congested one.

    Yes, good answer. And the amount of training drivers have. German drivers are quite skilled, if North American drivers didn't have speed limits the roads would be extremely dangerous.

    What about Poland? They drive a sublime 140 KPH and still do quite well. Are Polish drivers trained to German standards?

    I don't think anyone in the US is really advocating for limitless speed limits just yet; but appropriate 130 (85 MPH) and 140 KPH equivalents would be nice.
    130 KPH is about 80 MPH
    Close, but when discussing speed limits, as in upper limits, a 80 MPH limit would make 130 KPH (higher) illegal to drive.
    I seriously doubt that anyone would be pulled over in normal conditions for doing 0.778 miles over the limit.

    Actually 99.99% of the time no one will bother you for doing 80 in a 75.

    Lets face it, in the vast majority of areas speed limit enforcement is a joke.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    sda said:

    Getting ready to enjoy a lovely Carolina fall evening. Grilling steak, vegetables, potatoes on the Weber charcoal grille and eating outside later. I love this time of year!

    We are getting ready for a lovely Norther Illinois fall day and heading out to a scarecrow festival. Then maybe dragged out to do some antiquing.

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  • graphicguygraphicguy Edmunds Poster EmeritusMember Posts: 13,599
    Interestingly, this is happening now in the town I grew up in (which is about 20-30 minutest from where I live now. We grow’em big out here…….


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  • andres3andres3 Southern CAMember Posts: 13,400

    andres3 said:

    andres3 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    speed limit does not tell you anything about the roads and traffic. The same speed on a rural interstate in Montana can be much safer than on a highway through NYC. so a country with a lot of open highways and light traffic should have fewer accidents than a congested one.

    Yes, good answer. And the amount of training drivers have. German drivers are quite skilled, if North American drivers didn't have speed limits the roads would be extremely dangerous.

    What about Poland? They drive a sublime 140 KPH and still do quite well. Are Polish drivers trained to German standards?

    I don't think anyone in the US is really advocating for limitless speed limits just yet; but appropriate 130 (85 MPH) and 140 KPH equivalents would be nice.
    130 KPH is about 80 MPH
    Close, but when discussing speed limits, as in upper limits, a 80 MPH limit would make 130 KPH (higher) illegal to drive.
    I seriously doubt that anyone would be pulled over in normal conditions for doing 0.778 miles over the limit.

    Actually 99.99% of the time no one will bother you for doing 80 in a 75.

    Lets face it, in the vast majority of areas speed limit enforcement is a joke.
    I agree, 99.999% of the time 5 over will not get you pulled over. However, the kind of bad apple officer that will use the excuse of 5 over to pull you over is exactly the kind you don't want to be pulled over by; hence, the law should be fixed.
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  • oldfarmer50oldfarmer50 Member Posts: 21,163
    qbrozen said:

    Just a couple of pics from the local car show tonight to which my older son asked me to take him. I was impressed with the pickup build. A lot of work went into that. Not sure how I missed getting any shots of the 442 w-30. Oh well.



    I guess the truck guys couldn’t figure out a better way to lower it. That sawsall treatment is pretty radical.

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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 4,135

    qbrozen said:

    Just a couple of pics from the local car show tonight to which my older son asked me to take him. I was impressed with the pickup build. A lot of work went into that. Not sure how I missed getting any shots of the 442 w-30. Oh well.


    I guess the truck guys couldn’t figure out a better way to lower it. That sawsall treatment is pretty radical.
    I never cared for lowered pickup trucks. Seems kind of backwards to me. On the other hand, I don't really care for trucks that have been jacked up a mile high either.
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  • henrynhenryn Houston, TXMember Posts: 4,135

    @driver100,
    That's not a great comparison. Houston alone had over 2.3 million people. Dallas has 6.5 million.

    I don't know where you got your numbers, but Houston and Dallas have roughly the same number of people.
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  • Sandman6472Sandman6472 Coral Springs, FLMember Posts: 6,520
    Pouring here in the South Florida area just north of Ft. Lauderdale. Wife just came in my office to tell me our street is about to flood! Does flood pretty easily here but think it'll stop before too long. We're dropping my vehicle off at the mechanic's tonight so I'll pull hers back in the garage and put the Accent on my side. Hopefully the Golf will be home tomorrow all fixed up.

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  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 47,402
    edited October 2022
    used the tailgate on the truck yesterday for it's intended purpose. Tailgating! worked really well. Took it to NYC for the Mets playoff game (I got nominated to drive). hauled everything no issues and got 30 MPG even with flying a bit on the highway, and way too much time stuck in city traffic.

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  • snakeweaselsnakeweasel a Certified Edmunds Poster.Member Posts: 18,987
    andres3 said:

    andres3 said:

    andres3 said:

    driver100 said:

    stickguy said:

    speed limit does not tell you anything about the roads and traffic. The same speed on a rural interstate in Montana can be much safer than on a highway through NYC. so a country with a lot of open highways and light traffic should have fewer accidents than a congested one.

    Yes, good answer. And the amount of training drivers have. German drivers are quite skilled, if North American drivers didn't have speed limits the roads would be extremely dangerous.

    What about Poland? They drive a sublime 140 KPH and still do quite well. Are Polish drivers trained to German standards?

    I don't think anyone in the US is really advocating for limitless speed limits just yet; but appropriate 130 (85 MPH) and 140 KPH equivalents would be nice.
    130 KPH is about 80 MPH
    Close, but when discussing speed limits, as in upper limits, a 80 MPH limit would make 130 KPH (higher) illegal to drive.
    I seriously doubt that anyone would be pulled over in normal conditions for doing 0.778 miles over the limit.

    Actually 99.99% of the time no one will bother you for doing 80 in a 75.

    Lets face it, in the vast majority of areas speed limit enforcement is a joke.
    I agree, 99.999% of the time 5 over will not get you pulled over. However, the kind of bad apple officer that will use the excuse of 5 over to pull you over is exactly the kind you don't want to be pulled over by; hence, the law should be fixed.
    "Fixing" speed limit laws isn't going to stop that kind of police officer.

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