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Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 06:29 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 66,349
Posted By RichardM
I have raced a Mustang with Texas plates in the...

I have raced a Mustang with Texas plates in the snow. I know how to drive in the snow. We have an AWD SUV with good tires. So when it snows, I know what to do - stay home in front of the fire and...
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By RichardM
Probably not legal under Federal regulations, not...

Probably not legal under Federal regulations, not legal in Texas under regular inspection regulations and done for "styling."
Forum: Rantidote 14 December 2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By RichardM
In re distracted driving: I just sent an e-mail...

In re distracted driving: I just sent an e-mail to a cousin on how mountain driving can be distracting by telling him that I almost crashed once or twice a week while driving between Santa Fe NM and...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By RichardM
That is true which is why I explained it was the...

That is true which is why I explained it was the way I defined "summer" tires. But then most people don't have the selection of cars to drive that I do. I have a Toyota Prius, Porsche 944, RAM 1500...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By RichardM
What I am talking about are street legal tires...

What I am talking about are street legal tires optimized for dry weather use. Frequently used in the sport of autocross (Solo in SCCA). Yes, these days, a tire can be used in the rain and still have...
Forum: SLC 13 December 2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,726
Posted By RichardM
"Summer" tires are atrocious in the rain. Well,...

"Summer" tires are atrocious in the rain. Well, what I call "summer" tires. That is a tire that is optimized for dry traction. Like the tires used in racing when it isn't raining. Watch a NASCAR race...
Forum: Social Studies 11 December 2017, 01:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By RichardM
That's the Episcopalian version, not Catholic. :)...

That's the Episcopalian version, not Catholic. :) The wiki article about the Lord's Prayer talks about lots of the translations. Semi-interesting. I must confess that I went to Catholic grade school,...
Forum: Social Studies 10 December 2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,151
Posted By RichardM
This would not be the first time the Lord's...

This would not be the first time the Lord's Prayer has been amended. Several years ago the Roman Catholic Church added the last 2 sentences to it that have been used by the Protestants for centuries.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 10 December 2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By RichardM
Good news from that part of New Mexico. (This...

Good news from that part of New Mexico. (This county was the scene of a school shooting last week)
Forum: Rantidote 07 December 2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By RichardM
What if I also saw it on the Internetz?

What if I also saw it on the Internetz?
Forum: History 07 December 2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By RichardM
Norway and Sweden is easy. A Norwegian will...

Norway and Sweden is easy. A Norwegian will always do the opposite of what a Swede says - just because.
Richard (grandson of Norwegians) ;)
Forum: Rantidote 05 December 2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By RichardM
In first grade, I was placed in a special class....

In first grade, I was placed in a special class. It was for those who were slow learners. It probably was because I was, and still am, left handed. This was in 1956 in parochial school in Birmingham...
Forum: History 05 December 2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By RichardM
This just proves that the British are more...

This just proves that the British are more warlike than those of us in North America. We are more peaceful and see no reason to have our swords at the ready. ;)
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 116,864
Posted By RichardM
Yes, I've read that about random number...

Yes, I've read that about random number generators particularly as used in encryption.
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 116,864
Posted By RichardM
Not that I have any actual knowledge of...

Not that I have any actual knowledge of programming slot machines but for something fair, like a coin toss, the odds of a win are the same every toss of the coin or pull of the lever. I would think...
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 163,510
Posted By RichardM
Sounds perfect for Florida.:)

Sounds perfect for Florida.:)
Forum: Police Blotter 04 December 2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By RichardM
Castor oil used to be used as a laxative. Isn't...

Castor oil used to be used as a laxative. Isn't it made from the castor bean?
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 5,484
Posted By RichardM
Common sense isn't very common.

Common sense isn't very common.
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 116,864
Posted By RichardM
Seaboe, EVERYBODY knows that when a slot machine...

Seaboe, EVERYBODY knows that when a slot machine is cold, it is just on the verge of paying out. :lol:
Forum: Rantidote 04 December 2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 228,862
Posted By RichardM
If I have to tell you I'm religious, especially...

If I have to tell you I'm religious, especially for a religion that supposedly practices charity, then I'm not very good at it.
Forum: SLC 04 December 2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 133,111
Posted By RichardM
I wish him out of office, bankrupt and divorced...

I wish him out of office, bankrupt and divorced (again).
Forum: Rantidote 02 December 2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,455
Posted By RichardM
Autocorrect can be fun. DW has been worried that...

Autocorrect can be fun. DW has been worried that the poodlely dog, Asta, is constipated. This morning I followed Asta around out in the yard. When she did her business, I texted DW "Asta is not...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 December 2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By RichardM
And many people in the US, not just New Yorkers,...

And many people in the US, not just New Yorkers, think I need a passport to visit them. Last month the driver of a shuttle bus in Minneapolis thought so. BTW, she was from New Orleans.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 December 2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By RichardM
But then many of the people in New York City...

But then many of the people in New York City think you and I, since we live in the wild west, ride our horses to work. :)
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 December 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By RichardM
I think of New York City as being nothing but big...

I think of New York City as being nothing but big buildings. I know it really isn't. But I certainly think Manhattan is all big buildings except for Central Park.
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