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  1. I find it interesting that, in 167 posts, I seem...

    I find it interesting that, in 167 posts, I seem to be the only person here who actually HAS "obamacare", and has for the entire time its been offered.

    The rest of you are mere experts, most of...
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    acid and then water is basically a recipe FOR...

    acid and then water is basically a recipe FOR rust.
    I used to use this to make things rusty on purpose.
    I wouldnt use either on bare metal I wanted to paint.

    You can easily buy any kind of wire...
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    These horizontal presses were used in boat engine...

    These horizontal presses were used in boat engine repair shops around the NW. I was in an old shop once that had one much like this, but a hundred years older- it ran on plain old water, but...
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    For me, my goal in bookkeeping is to do the least...

    For me, my goal in bookkeeping is to do the least amount of it possible.
    The idea of running some kludged together open source thing, that some guy wrote in Mom's basement, to save a few hundred...
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    the new Porsche Taycan will sell for between...

    the new Porsche Taycan will sell for between $160,000 and $241,000. You really think the buyers are influenced by a small tax break? The Audi all electric car comes out soon. $75,000, but there...
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    I hope he wasnt using electric chainsaws- because...

    I hope he wasnt using electric chainsaws- because then, he would need a Tom Swift turbo generator to charge them.
    Meanwhile just a bit down the road, Diamler and Audi and BMW and Porsche are all...
  7. Health care and insurance costs are two different...

    Health care and insurance costs are two different things.

    I have terrific health care- which I did not "earn"- but which I did find, and take advantage of. I live in a rural area, I have been...
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    Some pretty wild solutions to hypothetical...

    Some pretty wild solutions to hypothetical non-problems.

    In real life-
    My wife drives the electric BMW when it makes sense.
    When it doesnt, she takes the Honda.

    My friend Eric drives his...
  9. One thing to remember is that "Obamacare" is...

    One thing to remember is that "Obamacare" is mostly just a set of national standards.
    Every individual State can, and does, implement it differently.
    So where you live completely determines what...
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    What the hell is a "bun-fight"?

    What the hell is a "bun-fight"?
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    I saw the Beatles play live. And yet, somehow,...

    I saw the Beatles play live.
    And yet, somehow, I can still figure out how to download an app on my phone.
    I still be getting around.

    I have just busted my knuckles enough on old rusty...
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    Are you so young that you have never replaced a...

    Are you so young that you have never replaced a short block in a car?
    Believe me, its a LOT more work than swapping a battery.
    And, when you pull the engine, inevitably, you also find you need to...
  13. Thread: Accessory decals

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    the ceramics hobby world uses water slide decals....

    the ceramics hobby world uses water slide decals. and most potters just make their own. you can buy the paper for your printer.
    It wouldnt be as classy as the old way, where you silkscreen on the...
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    the whole reason we will see more electric cars,...

    the whole reason we will see more electric cars, as opposed to turbines, is cause in mass production, they are cheaper. I used to work with companies in LA that did overhauls on turbines- and boy,...
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    You are right. I always have my belt on anyway,...

    You are right. I always have my belt on anyway, so I forgot it.
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    Its TWO cars in one- 2020 Subaru Crosstrek -...

    Its TWO cars in one- 2020 Subaru Crosstrek - Hybrid | Subaru
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    if it was easy, everybody would be doing it. ...

    if it was easy, everybody would be doing it.

    aluminum is slipperier than snot, and never keeps its paint on, for very long.

    Steel really likes it best if you sandblast it first, then prime...
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    I actually have installed several dozen weird...

    I actually have installed several dozen weird heavy sculptures in all kinds of situations. And as I see it, you have several problems here-
    First- you are too cheap to hire an engineer.
    Where I...
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    Subaru cult status in the USA goes back at least...

    Subaru cult status in the USA goes back at least 40 years. Particularly in States with snow or skiing- which means the whole west coast, alaska, the mountain states of Utah, Wyoming, Colorado,...
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    The local shops near me, north of Seattle, are...

    The local shops near me, north of Seattle, are somewhat diversified- as in, several of them work for BOTH Boeing and Airbus.
    The biggest local shop, actually the biggest employer in my county after...
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    If you are driving a 30 year old car, you are not...

    If you are driving a 30 year old car, you are not the target market for any new car- electric, gas, diesel or hydrogen.

    Used electric cars in the USA are getting pretty cheap. My wife's BMW is a...
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    Its funny- I am the boss, and I always like a...

    Its funny- I am the boss, and I always like a warm shop. I heat the shop with wood, and first thing in the morning, I build a fire in the wood stove. Then, for 20 years or so, my employees would...
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    I should add that I now live in a house with an...

    I should add that I now live in a house with an electric car, and pretty much none of your generalisations apply.

    Its not "my" car- it followed my wife home at the end of last year.
    I actually...
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    funny, I have read all 400 plus comments, and I...

    funny, I have read all 400 plus comments, and I have seen ZERO comments that ALL vehicles will EVER be electric.
    I have seen a lot of comments that in urban areas, its likely that the percentage of...
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    I, too, have a Honda Element that we bought new....

    I, too, have a Honda Element that we bought new. It has over 200k on it, and still hauls all manner of things.
    And my work truck is a Ford F150 that is a Fleet stripper model- bought new in 2013,...
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