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by Highway
Yesterday, 23:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Taktix®'s Annual Doomed Attempt at a Hockey Thread Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 6462

Re: Taktix®'s Annual Doomed Attempt at a Hockey Thread Thread

The Caps doing it in the hardest way possible.
by Highway
Yesterday, 10:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

Given the price of the appliance and general reviews of refrigerators lately, we felt it was a worthwhile bet. Any single repair will likely be on the order of 400 dollars all-in, and it included other provisions such as an anti-lemon clause. It's a situation where I realize that the likelihood that...
by Highway
Yesterday, 09:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

Yeah, 50 a month for just a dryer is ludicrous, even for washer and dryer. Maybe for one that covers every single appliance in your house, and even then it's a lot. We actually did pay 500 for a 5 yr warranty on our new fridge, but a major factor in that was the provision that if you don't use the w...
by Highway
18 May 2018, 14:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

If you can do it without any seams, then I actually think that sheet vinyl is a good choice. But that's a hard condition to meet, and if there are seams, there are problems.
by Highway
18 May 2018, 14:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 5069
Views: 107210

Re: Orange is the new President

The USPS knows that they're basically amazon's bitch now. Yeah, package rates are relatively cheap, but those are the rates that the USPS sets for packages. It's not a "subsidy", but that doesn't matter to president toddler. Sure the USPS could raise rates, but they're in a bit of trouble if amazon ...
by Highway
18 May 2018, 14:25
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1446
Views: 57740

Re: Home $weet Home

I definitely prefer vinyl planking over anything else in that price range, as in cheap carpeting and cheap laminate wood. The laminate wood looks just horrible in those ranges: repeating patterns that look like a picture of wood on the floor.
by Highway
13 May 2018, 22:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: cars and how they get that way
Replies: 1297
Views: 42670

Re: cars and how they get that way

I don't mind driving, and personally I like trying to get better fuel economy with my car as kind of a game (can I get the whole tank over 50 mpg average?). But I just don't see any place for enjoying "driving" like gearheads think of it in daily driving. What, on the Beltway? That Urban Collector w...
by Highway
12 May 2018, 13:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 334
Views: 10264

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

If your definition of "good stuff" is looking at volcanos, sure. But if it's more just being in Hawaii, then there's plenty of that on Oahu, with a lot more people there.
by Highway
11 May 2018, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2771
Views: 79292

Re: I just don't get it

Her 'career' is being a student. It's not practicing engineering. It's not practicing law. It's being a student. Her career is "going back to school". If she was actually trying to get a career, she wouldn't be living in a dorm at Yale with multiple degrees. But I'll bet that this was something that...
by Highway
11 May 2018, 16:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2771
Views: 79292

Re: I just don't get it

Sarah Braasch. I genuinely don't "get" how the hell you can see someone napping in a college's common area and immediately jump to the conclusion "That-there is a criminal who doesn't belong here," as opposed to "Someone conked out while studying." (I know, I know, racism is a helluva drug -- but s...
by Highway
10 May 2018, 15:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9443

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

PayPal was not successful because of Musk. It was successful because it was the exclusive acceptance mark for the #2 ecommerce site in the world. Without eBay, PayPal is DOA. IOW. it's not what you know, but who you know. One thing I would say, in PayPal's defense, is that they were the #1 acceptan...
by Highway
09 May 2018, 18:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9443

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

Yeah, I wouldn't give him any credit for being an engineer. He's an idea guy and a promotion guy. Some ideas he has are good, some are bad. Some methods of promotion he uses are good, some are bad.
by Highway
09 May 2018, 17:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Does Elon's Musk stink?
Replies: 238
Views: 9443

Re: Does Elon's Musk stink?

I think SpaceX should get a bit more credit than any of the other things he's been involved in, since it seems to be the project that actually has had the result of reducing costs for launch into space without hiding a lot of the costs behind government subsidies. Yes, they're getting money from the...
by Highway
07 May 2018, 23:08
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Taktix®'s Annual Doomed Attempt at a Hockey Thread Thread
Replies: 119
Views: 6462

Re: Taktix®'s Annual Doomed Attempt at a Hockey Thread Thread

It only took two years after I made that post...
by Highway
07 May 2018, 15:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: On the modern electric guitar
Replies: 231
Views: 23462

Re: On the modern electric guitar

Yeah, it's just ridiculous, and there's really no way for anyone who doesn't spend all day at a store, or whose side job is reviewing pedals (who are probably the entirety of the intended market for these things) to come up with any sort of meaningful decision about which one of these multi-hundred ...
by Highway
07 May 2018, 11:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647471

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design. Page Not Found ETA https://www.citylab.com/design/2018/05/the-case-for-dcs-flat-skyline/558368/ I fixed the original as well.
by Highway
07 May 2018, 11:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 11765
Views: 647471

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

As we were discussing the height limits in DC the other day, there's an article today on CityLab defending the height limit as a driver of creativity in design.
by Highway
05 May 2018, 14:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 50
Views: 1740

Re: Gentry from the block

That's not what's happening here at all. It's not "snob zoning" that's saying they have to build a certain style of development. It's that the developer wants to put new units where poor people live, and wants to sell / lease market competitive units at market price, to people who want to move into ...
by Highway
04 May 2018, 18:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Uber fucked
Replies: 277
Views: 8639

Re: Uber fucked

Meanwhile, a Waymo vehicle gets into an accident... when another car crosses into oncoming traffic and hits it.
by Highway
04 May 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Gentry from the block
Replies: 50
Views: 1740

Re: Gentry from the block

So even if this plan IS put into fruition, what will the results be? Make parking even MORE scarce than it already is (and parking in Atlanta proper is already a big problem; there are certain events or places Jeff and I won't bother going to because of things like "We'll have to spend 20 bucks jus...
by Highway
04 May 2018, 16:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The Lust to Acquire
Replies: 1424
Views: 66811

Re: The Lust to Acquire

I tried out an Orange amp the other day and really liked it, but I'm not about to buy one for space reasons as much as anything else. Just out of curiosity, I googled for pedals that imitate the Orange sound, and found a list of a few. Looking those up, the very first one came up as available at my...
by Highway
30 Apr 2018, 21:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4469
Views: 178781

Re: Food

Cups are different, but not enough to matter, especially with cooking (as opposed to baking). For your recipe, you can just substitute it 1:1. Then see how it is when it's done. It's really a lot more just personal style than "correct". Do you like it wetter? Dryer? Thicker? Then you adjust the reci...
by Highway
30 Apr 2018, 14:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9210
Views: 311384

Re: Petty annoyances

Yeah, welded wire reinforcing steel is going to be a lot less of a problem than any sort of rebar. It's like a crappy net for your car.
by Highway
29 Apr 2018, 23:43
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 434
Views: 17119

Re: Ladyfashun

Ellie wrote:
29 Apr 2018, 23:08
I don't THINK so. Nor have I pissed off Gypsy from MST3K.
I *thought* I heard you dissing Richard Basehart.
by Highway
29 Apr 2018, 00:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Tiny Triumphs
Replies: 968
Views: 53406

Re: Tiny Triumphs

After a trip to the dump to throw away old furniture, and another trip to the thrift store to donate some things, we've reclaimed our living room as a living room. All the stuff that was moved down there for our carpet replacement is now somewhere else!