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1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
3/23/24 1:38 p.m.
AMiataCalledSteve said:

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

It was colder last time I observed it, but it did this continuously for about 100 miles. The exhaust was definitey warmed up by then.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

About 200k I believe.

I recall a meme from a little while back, but I can't find it.  The gist was that any observed anomaly regarding a used vehicle for sale always translated to a blown head gasket.  Can anyone find the meme, for meme's sake?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
4/19/24 4:38 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

What is this I'm looking at in this picture?  Car in question is a 2017-ish Shelby GT350.

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Being a few months into ownership of one of these, I think I understand the mindset of the person who installed the air ride.  The splitter on the Shelby GT350 rides about 3.75" above the road surface.  I've had a couple gentle scrapes, but I do not like that sound, and the fear of absent-mindedly driving over a major dip or turning into a parking lot at night and hearing that sickening "grunnchhh!" causes me to plan my route and not drive the car if I can't be sure of a total absence of dips.  How do you people who daily drive something with minimal ground clearance deal with this?  I've heard the Corvette guys can put little roller wheels under their cars.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
4/19/24 7:43 p.m.

Red or blue?

No Time
No Time UltraDork
4/19/24 7:56 p.m.

Blue

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
4/20/24 7:22 a.m.

The Shelby is red, but I'm not sure if that has any effect on ground clearance.

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
4/20/24 2:07 p.m.
1988RedT2 said:

The Shelby is red, but I'm not sure if that has any effect on ground clearance.

So red has a better torque vector. And blue has more HP. Hummmm. 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
4/20/24 2:29 p.m.
1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/2/24 2:55 p.m.

What's the best video graphics card for desktop PC between 300 and 400 bucks right now?

NVidia only, please.  I have experience with a fairly high-end AMD Radeon card, and what it does best is turn electricity into heat.

The0retical
The0retical UberDork
5/3/24 10:17 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:

What's the best video graphics card for desktop PC between 300 and 400 bucks right now?

NVidia only, please.  I have experience with a fairly high-end AMD Radeon card, and what it does best is turn electricity into heat.

Looks like the 4060Ti would be your primary option for Nvidia.

Current and Last gen Nvidia cards $300-$400

 

If you really need Cuda that's your best bet. If I were buying for power to price it looks like 6800's can still be had for $370ish which beat the 4060TI by a pretty wide margin for gaming. The current crop of Nvidia cards are pretty lame IMO. They're too busy selling pick axes for the investor-driven AI craze.

https://gamersnexus.net/gpus/amd-radeon-rx-7900-gre-gpu-review-benchmarks-vs-rx-7900-xt-7800-xt-rtx-4070-super

calteg
calteg SuperDork
5/3/24 10:42 a.m.

In reply to The0retical :

Timely, the 6800 just dropped $50

XFX SPEEDSTER SWFT319 AMD Radeon RX 6800 CORE Gaming Graphics Card - Newegg.com

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/21/24 10:03 a.m.

Is BAT in trouble, or have they just jumped the shark?


I thought I read here that people have had their cars/ads rejected, an idea that seems absurd to me, but I saw this recently. Even here where that stuff  was quite popular, but is mostly gone, it's not really worth anything.

 

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/21/24 10:07 a.m.
Peabody said:

Is BAT in trouble, or have they just jumped the shark?


I thought I read here that people have had their cars/ads rejected, an idea that seems absurd to me, but I saw this recently. Even here where that stuff  was quite popular, but is mostly gone, it's not really worth anything.

 

While the cult status of the Geo Metro is not up for debate, that car would give anyone with a truly nice car that has been rejected by BAT to be seeing red.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/21/24 10:08 a.m.

In reply to The0retical :

Son really likes his Gigabyte 4060ti.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/21/24 10:20 a.m.

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

I was a member of that cult for 20 years, and believe me, that's a nothing car

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
5/21/24 10:29 a.m.

I like to listen to concerts during work.

 

What three concerts, on youtube, should I listen to today?

golfduke
golfduke Dork
5/21/24 10:33 a.m.

not really a concert per se, but Ive been going down the MTV Unplugged rabbit hole lately, and really enjoy those straight through. 

 

In order, My favorites are-

- Stone Temple Pilots

- Eric Clapton

- TIE- Neil Young or Alice in Chains

 

 

You also can't go wrong with the enfamous Nirvana set either...  Or Lauryn Hill...  

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim MegaDork
5/21/24 10:37 a.m.
1988RedT2 said:
Peabody said:

Is BAT in trouble, or have they just jumped the shark?


I thought I read here that people have had their cars/ads rejected, an idea that seems absurd to me, but I saw this recently. Even here where that stuff  was quite popular, but is mostly gone, it's not really worth anything.

 

While the cult status of the Geo Metro is not up for debate, that car would give anyone with a truly nice car that has been rejected by BAT to be seeing red.

It does seem to be a curious mix of overpriced suburban car lot with a few nuggets (not the the Aussie slang variety) thrown in recently. I mostly keep an eye on a couple of selected brands like Lotus, and the motorcycle side. Especially the latter seems to have an odd selection.

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa MegaDork
5/21/24 10:40 a.m.
golfduke said:

not really a concert per se, but Ive been going down the MTV Unplugged rabbit hole lately, and really enjoy those straight through. 

 

In order, My favorites are-

- Stone Temple Pilots

- Eric Clapton

- TIE- Neil Young or Alice in Chains

 

 

You also can't go wrong with the enfamous Nirvana set either...  Or Lauryn Hill...  

Unfortunately I've burned myself out on them (and Pearl Jam, and Foo Fighters)

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/21/24 10:48 a.m.
Peabody said:

In reply to 1988RedT2 :

I was a member of that cult for 20 years, and believe me, that's a nothing car

Oh, I wholeheartedly agree.  I have no firsthand experience with the Metro, but I was once intimately acquainted with a 1987 Chevy Sprint.  Reminded me of my '71 Super Beetle in the sense that, yes, it's kinda cool, but no, I have no interest whatsoever in owning another one.

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/21/24 10:55 a.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I like to listen to concerts during work.

 

What three concerts, on youtube, should I listen to today?

I'm almost finished with Geddy's book and I therefore recommend some mature RUSH, perhaps something from the Snakes and Arrows tour.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBJaML_yl4A&list=PLVnTyDmjVxoPulYOyFSspKnCgQgtiLdUu

the_machina
the_machina Reader
5/21/24 12:31 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I like to listen to concerts during work.

 

What three concerts, on youtube, should I listen to today?

Imogen Heap live at Royal Albert Hall?

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/21/24 12:48 p.m.
Mr_Asa said:

I like to listen to concerts during work.

What three concerts, on youtube, should I listen to today?

Do you have access to other than youtube?

Every Friday, WXPN.org does a "Free At Noon" concert series in the auditorium the radio station is attached to.  They usually livestream it through their website.  They may also have an archive available during the week.

 

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
5/21/24 12:55 p.m.

In reply to Mr_Asa :

The Band - the last waltz

Todd Snider - near truths and hotel rooms

Sublimes Coachella set from this year with Jakob on vocals

RevRico
RevRico MegaDork
5/21/24 12:56 p.m.

If the tractor only wants to run at full choke, and no amount of high idle adjustment can get it to stay running with blades or motion engaged, let alone both, it means in due for a carb rebuild doesn't it?

1988RedT2
1988RedT2 MegaDork
5/21/24 1:00 p.m.

In reply to RevRico :

I would say yes.  I have a 13 HP Tecumseh on my generator, and full choke is the only way it will run.  I've experienced similar with the Briggs on my tiller.

Edit:  Maybe not a "rebuild."  Maybe just an "open it up and clear the trash out of it."

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