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Old 09-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #21001
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So yeah, I'm back. **** got Very Weird for a while, but all good now. What have I missed?
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I ate a hamburger which used two grilled cheese sandwiches as the bun.

Some other **** happened too. Hustler rode a bicycle, and FaeFlora is either banned again or unbanned again, it will have changed by the time you read this.

And Scott took well-composed pictures of a cat.
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:02 PM   #21003
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Glad to have you back.

Also, I dyno'd my car and wrote on it with sharpie marker.

Ahm.... Other fun stuff has happened too.

What's happened to you? Sell your car? Other funness?
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Old 09-28-2014, 09:33 PM   #21004
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Holy **** man! How are you? Steve, Troy, and I need to make it up that way to pay you a visit. I hope everything is okay with you!
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Moon Hooch

These guys were on NPR. A unique style. I'm indifferent.
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Old 09-28-2014, 10:55 PM   #21006
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Glad to have you back.

Also, I dyno'd my car and wrote on it with sharpie marker.

Ahm.... Other fun stuff has happened too.

What's happened to you? Sell your car? Other funness?
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Holy **** man! How are you? Steve, Troy, and I need to make it up that way to pay you a visit. I hope everything is okay with you!
I got Bad Sick in my belly, it sucked for a while but now it sucks less. Still have the FrankenMiata but haven't touched it in a long time. I'm down to plumbing the fuel and installing the MS3 (and finding some non-boojy wheels to replace the XXR's I'm rolling it around on) but have been crazy busy with business. I still have my fab shop but also bought into a long-established speed shop up here in Jax and have been building hot rods. And Donks. We get a lot of Donk business.
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Disclaimer: I did not build this thing, just doing some minor odds and ends like building a nasty 383 for it and hacking out enough inner fender to allow the front wheels to actually turn. We get a ton of these cars. The young entrepreneurs who own them never argue about price, and pay in cash peeled from enormous rolls.

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We work on all kinds of stuff..

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Old 09-28-2014, 11:16 PM   #21009
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Good to see you back, Mr. Pink. Glad to hear things are getting sorted out.

Also, JESUS TAP-DANCING CHRIST But hey, if it pays the bills who am I to argue?
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Old 09-28-2014, 11:35 PM   #21010
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any iphone is ****.. compare the specs.. 2010 technology.

1 gig of ram, 1.4ghz processor, shitty video card with shared ram, 8mp camera, no expansion slot... list goes on.

Note 4 on the other hand,
3gb ram, 2.7ghz processor, great video card with some dedicated ram, 16mp camera, expansion slot..
In my researching, I saw people bitching about how the Note4 doesn't have a 64 bit processor. Now, I don't consider myself a real hardcore phone user. As long as it makes calls, emails, browses, and can take a picture without lagging too bad, I'm happy. The Note4 would be a significant upgrade for me for all of the productivity/multitasking functions it has.
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Welcome back Pinky. As the krauts would say, vielen Donk (sounds like vielen Danke).
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And Scott took well-composed pictures of a cat.
I was about to say I didn't take any cat pictures Sunday, but that would be a lie.
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In my researching, I saw people bitching about how the Note4 doesn't have a 64 bit processor. Now, I don't consider myself a real hardcore phone user. As long as it makes calls, emails, browses, and can take a picture without lagging too bad, I'm happy. The Note4 would be a significant upgrade for me for all of the productivity/multitasking functions it has.
Specsmanship. It will earn me no cred around here, but I have no idea how long it takes for either of my cars to get to 60 mph. Don't care; no interest in measuring.

Likewise, I have no idea what the specs are on my Galaxy Victory, but I'm happy to have it with me all the time. It doesn't respond quite as quickly as my friends S4, but it's not as though I get bored waiting for it.
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In my researching, I saw people bitching about how the Note4 doesn't have a 64 bit processor.
Computing devices targeted at retail consumers will always tend to be measured in silly ways.

It used to be that we could compare one device to another based on clock speed. That worked well so long as everyone was using the same architecture.

Then came the Core Wars. I've actually seen tablets advertised from reputable vendors wherein under "Specifications," the CPU is listed merely as "dual core" or "quad core" without telling me anything at all about the architecture, speed, etc.

I guess that the bus-width pissing contest is inevitable. Yet another mostly useless metric that's easy to latch onto.

I wish I could predict what the next silly metric will be. Maybe CPU core voltage, with poorly informed children expressing a preference for higher-voltage CPUs merely because it sounds cooler. "The S7 only has 1.2 volts, but my old iPhone 8 has 1.5! What kind of dumbass would buy a phone that only has 1.2 volts?"
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I'd rather have a 8MP camera if that meant the pixels were larger.

larger pixels = better SNR
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Am i the only one who has a problem with all these racing events being called "street car" events? They won't let me participate unless i heavily modify and outfit my car with safety equipment that i don't need for it to be a "street car". Am i wrong in thinking that these modifications will class my car as a "race" or "track" equipped car?
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I'd rather have a 8MP camera if that meant the pixels were larger.

larger pixels = better SNR
Oh, yeah. How could I forget about "more megapixels"?

I really loved it when they started advertising interpolated resolution.
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I loled at the voltage comments and people in McDonalds looked at me funny.
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I wish I could predict what the next silly metric will be. Maybe CPU core voltage, with poorly informed children expressing a preference for higher-voltage CPUs merely because it sounds cooler. "The S7 only has 1.2 volts, but my old iPhone 8 has 1.5! What kind of dumbass would buy a phone that only has 1.2 volts?"
Kind of reminds me of the scene in Idiocracy with the electrolytes.

Nobody understands the meanings of these technical things, but they have been told they are important.

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That shop gives me the twitches.

Can i come down there and clean and organize it all? PLEASE?


Glad to see you back!!!
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