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  1. wilheldp_PE

    Random Topics 3.1

    If the trainer puts on weight, do they starve the baby giraffe?
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    The Automotive Thread

    That's one good thing about Kentucky. There is a state law that insurance companies have to pay 100% of a windshield repair/replacement, and they cannot count it against the customer (i.e., raise rates, drop the customer, etc.). It's considered a safety/visibility issue to drive around with a cracked windshield, so our legislature did something productive about it.
  3. wilheldp_PE

    How to tell your job is toxic

    We just hired a metallurgist at my office. It is probably too niche to be anything other than a specialty in an ME program, but they are particularly useful individuals when it comes to investigating failures.
  4. wilheldp_PE

    If you need a new headache...

    I read the Wikipedia article and I'm no closer to comprehending what its trying to say than I would be if it were written in Swahili. Not only do I not understand what a tree is in this context, but I have no idea what reverse mathematics or ATR is (after reading their Wiki articles).
  5. wilheldp_PE

    The Running Thread

    There's a wicked steep hill by my house (I only average about 7 mph going up it) that I once hit 40 mph going down. It was pretty effin' scary. I haven't reset the max speed on my trip computer since that ride (probably 5 years ago).
  6. wilheldp_PE

    EB Cycling Club

    I have wrecked twice with clipless pedals (neither were very serious), and my shoes unclipped without me thinking about them both times. I think the act of wrecking makes your feet turn enough to unclip without you having to consciously do it. Glad you made it through (relatively) unscathed.
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    What does the Fox say?

    Just got my new TV up and running, and holy shit. Right off the bat, the thing you notice the most is the striking blacks. After having looked at grayish, washed-out black on TV for so long, this thing is insane. The first thing that popped up after the initial configuration was the local news. The weather guy was wearing a black suit, and it looked like he was wearing a black hole. The complete absence of light. The sound isn't nearly as good as my old Samsung. Definitely going to have to get a sound bar (my home theater setup is in the basement with my projector). I don't need great sound on this TV, but the sound on this TV is pretty bad.
  8. wilheldp_PE

    What does the Fox say?

    I got a pretty good deal on one from Amazon, so I have the 65" C8 being delivered on Wednesday. The deal I got was basically MSRP, but it included a mount, a few HDMI cables, and some other junk that I probably won't use. But when I went to checkout, there was a 15% discount on the whole package (so I saved nearly $450). I offset some of the cost with Amazon gift cards and the rewards balance on my credit card. Then I put the rest on that card, so I'll get another 5% back in gift cards. All told, I'm probably in for the cost of a top-of-the-line LCD.
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    What does the Fox say?

    The only place I've seen one in person is at Sam's Club, and it's too bright in there to get a feel for how anything looks. I may pull the trigger on one. Been thinking about it for 2 years now.
  10. wilheldp_PE

    What does the Fox say?

    Do you have an OLED? I really want one of the LG 65" ones, but is it really worth 3x the price of a nice 65" LED backlit LCD?
  11. I got my 1 month free trial from Netflix to watch Making a Murderer. It only took me 2 months of paying for it before I remembered to cancel the subscription. I'm not so big on binge-watching TV series. I really wanted Netflix for watching recent movies without having to rent them individually. I was vastly underwhelmed with the movie selection on Netflix. I think that the Amazon Prime selection is as good, if not better, and I am a Prime member for lots of reasons. No sense in paying for Netflix as a redundant service with something I'm already paying for.
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    funny pic thread

    What would you even use such a thing for?
  13. wilheldp_PE

    The Pet Thread

    Ask, and ye shall receive... My favorite clip...
  14. wilheldp_PE

    The Pet Thread

    The kittens had their vaccine boosters today, and they are now very sleepy. I'm hoping I'll get my first decent night's sleep since I adopted them tonight.
  15. wilheldp_PE

    Pot meet Kettle

    My mind wandered and that previous post took a U-turn from my initial intent, which was to agree with you. Stories like the ones posted in this thread expose hypocrisy of some individuals, but they shouldn't discredit the whole movement.
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