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Forum: SLC 26 March 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 795
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Posted By WildaBeast
A foot pedal? I don't think I've driven a car*...

A foot pedal? I don't think I've driven a car* that had a foot pedal for a parking brake in nearly two decades. I never even thought to look there.

*I guess a U-Haul truck I rented more...
Forum: SLC 26 March 2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 71,926
Posted By WildaBeast
I’ve been driving a rental car this week, and I...

I’ve been driving a rental car this week, and I cannot find the parking brake. I found a YouTube video demonstrating the location on a slightly older model, where it’s operated by a button to the...
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 11:49 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,965
Posted By WildaBeast
D'oh! You're right, it doesn't.

D'oh! You're right, it doesn't.
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,965
Posted By WildaBeast
Especially since Kermor is in France, and I am...

Especially since Kermor is in France, and I am guessing someone in France is less likely to use the word "Democrat" on a regular basis than someone in the USA. Or is "Democrat" a word in French,...
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 58,753
Posted By WildaBeast
Little thing that annoys me related to my last...

Little thing that annoys me related to my last post: Through work we have this online car buying service through TrueCar.com, which supposedly offers some sort of discount off of the MSRP. When you...
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 58,753
Posted By WildaBeast
Even bigger thing: The mechanic just called and...

Even bigger thing: The mechanic just called and said the engine is basically toast, with no compression in any cylinders, and that the coolant was low. A new engine would be around $9500, which is...
Forum: SLC 25 March 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 71,926
Posted By WildaBeast
If you've had any service done recently that...

If you've had any service done recently that required disconnecting the battery, it will reset the computer. When that happens it will take a while for the computer to collect enough data to...
Forum: Rantidote 25 March 2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 731
Views: 58,753
Posted By WildaBeast
Yes, it did smell hot. The tow truck driver...

Yes, it did smell hot. The tow truck driver suspected the alternator, as did I. Regarding the warning lights, I would have thought the "charging system" light would have come on if the alternator...
Forum: Rantidote 24 March 2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 731
Views: 58,753
Posted By WildaBeast
Big thing that annoys me: I sort of...

Big thing that annoys me:

I sort of alluded to this last night here (http://message.snopes.com/showpost.php?p=1998117&postcount=134), but here is the full tale of woe. Yesterday I went to spend...
Forum: Rantidote 24 March 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 33,965
Posted By WildaBeast
Dear Car, You’re not supposed to leave me...

Dear Car,
You’re not supposed to leave me stranded like this. You’re a friggin Toyota. :(
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 12:17 AM
Replies: 946
Views: 132,255
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm driving to the Bay Area tomorrow. I don't go...

I'm driving to the Bay Area tomorrow. I don't go there often enough to remember exactly which exit to take or how to get to the BART park and ride lot from the freeway, so I will need to rely on the...
Forum: Rantidote 23 March 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,542
Posted By WildaBeast
That reminds me of a discussion on another board...

That reminds me of a discussion on another board about two small cities roughly an hour apart somewhere in the Midwest or Plains States. Each city has it's own tiny regional airport with a couple of...
Forum: SLC 22 March 2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 160,017
Posted By WildaBeast
I'll trade you for Misirlou...

I'll trade you for Misirlou (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4eEqN4HY7Q) (NPR has been playing it a lot due to Dick Dale's death.)

Speaking of which, what is this board coming to? No thread...
Forum: Rantidote 21 March 2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 36,542
Posted By WildaBeast
I'm guessing this is the same type of thinking...

I'm guessing this is the same type of thinking that leads people from the east to think San Francisco is an easy day trip from Los Angeles. They look at a map and go "But it's just two provinces...
Forum: SLC 21 March 2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 63,141
Posted By WildaBeast
Tonight on my way home I saw a 1980s Fleetwood...

Tonight on my way home I saw a 1980s Fleetwood Bounder (http://www.imcdb.org/i223265.jpg) RV. The significance is that was the exact same model of RV used in the first couple of seasons of Breaking...
Forum: Social Studies 20 March 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,071
Posted By WildaBeast
I haven't seen Ellen since it was originally on...

I haven't seen Ellen since it was originally on TV, but prior to her coming out IIRC wasn't it a running theme that Ellen wasn't dating anyone, that she was in her 30s and "still" single, with her...
Forum: Social Studies 19 March 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By WildaBeast
Wildflower "super bloom" becomes California town's "apocalypse"

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/california-poppy-super-bloom-crowds-overwhelm-lake-elsinore/
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By WildaBeast
Speaking of this, should I clean my garden tools...

Speaking of this, should I clean my garden tools before I use them this year, in case they're contaminated with infected soil? Of course I won't be using hoes and rakes if I plant in containers, but...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 19 March 2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 221,089
Posted By WildaBeast
Dear Nelson-kitty, Instead of sleeping on my...

Dear Nelson-kitty,

Instead of sleeping on my bed last night like you had been doing most nights, you went off and did your own thing and I found you sleeping on the couch when I got up this...
Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By WildaBeast
This, I think, was likely my mistake. Each year...

This, I think, was likely my mistake. Each year when they died in the winter I'd leave them there to compost and tilled them under the next spring, thinking it was helping the soil. Apparently I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,339
Posted By WildaBeast
Especially coming from the Seattle Times, which...

Especially coming from the Seattle Times, which I've seen criticized in the past for going too easy on Boeing.
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By WildaBeast
Back when I lived in an apartment I used to grown...

Back when I lived in an apartment I used to grown them in containers on the balcony. I think they actually did better than the ones I've grown in the ground. I'm guessing the soil I was using in...
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By WildaBeast
Home and garden questions

Spring is pretty much here, at least in my part of the world, and it's time to start thinking about planting gardens. The previous version of this thread hasn't been active since 2017, and has...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,339
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flig

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/
Forum: Rantidote 17 March 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 946
Views: 132,255
Posted By WildaBeast
My credit union offers these "purchase rewards"...

My credit union offers these "purchase rewards" promotional offers where if you use your debit card at a particular store you can get 10% cash back, or something along those lines. Except often when...
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