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Old 07-23-2016, 03:48 PM   #26281
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The gripe I have with lower quality open end and flare wrenches is that they typically are made from lesser strength material and thus tend to have really large, clubby, oversized heads which don't fit into even remotely tight places. Nothing is more frustrating that having the right sized wrench available, but you can't get it on the bolt.
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The gripe I have with lower quality open end and flare wrenches is that they typically are made from lesser strength material and thus tend to have really large, clubby, oversized heads which don't fit into even remotely tight places. Nothing is more frustrating that having the right sized wrench available, but you can't get it on the bolt.
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^^ Nice, but do they enforce that last line?

"Original coupon must be presented. Valid 7/21/16 through 7/24/16."
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Dammit, I wish I hadn't missed this. What a stupidly good deal. Someone lucked out. Anyone here?

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Wow. Just wow.

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^ One of the side-effects of deregulation and privatization of what would typically be considered public / municipal utilities in a country with an essentially free-market, investor-based economy.
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^ One of the side-effects of deregulation and privatization of what would typically be considered public / municipal utilities in a country with an essentially free-market, investor-based economy.
I would be more likely to believe standard 3rd world corruption and theft of earmarked public money.
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Don't buy a Ram EcoDiesel. Ever.

Eco diesel engine failures

Fiat being Fiat.
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Don't buy a Ram EcoDiesel. Ever.

Eco diesel engine failures

Fiat being Fiat.
This is why I want to join the Ford 7.3 master race.
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So i'm debating on going back to school for Game design. Any pointers?

I'm not sure what will count from my associates in mechanical engineering.
If you are interested in the art side of development, I would not suggest going back to school. Instead start reading the polycount forums and teaching yourself. Aside from the cost, most school programs have limited value. Video game tech moves quickly. The vast majority of people teaching skills related to games (at least from the art side, can't speak to the programming side) haven't done significant work in games for years. This means that the knowledge you are getting from them is already out of date. Also, because things change so quickly, you will need to constantly be learning on the job so ultimately you will be self teaching anyway (or else you will be out of a job as quickly as you got one).

As far as what working in the game industry is like, it's hugely variable based on what kind of work you do, how good at it you are, and who you are working for. Generally speaking, there is not a lot of job security and the hours can be long.
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No surprise here. Saddam would be proud of this move.

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Turkey's government has decided to close down dozens of media outlets, including 45 newspapers and 16 television stations in the wake of a failed military coup, the country's state-run news agency reported Wednesday.

CNN Turk reported that 130 media organizations had been shuttered in a widening crackdown by Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government. The list also 23 radion stations, three news agencies and 15 magazines. Many of those targeted were regional media outlets as well as several organizations that had already been seized by the state over alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric accused of being behind the failed uprising.
The state-run Anadolu Agency also reported that close to 1,700 military officers have been formally discharged.

In all, nearly 16,000 people have been detained for questioning over suspected links to the coup attempt, and about half have been arrested to face trial, Interior Minister Efkan Ala said Wednesday.

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If you are interested in the art side of development, I would not suggest going back to school. Instead start reading the polycount forums and teaching yourself. Aside from the cost, most school programs have limited value. Video game tech moves quickly. The vast majority of people teaching skills related to games (at least from the art side, can't speak to the programming side) haven't done significant work in games for years. This means that the knowledge you are getting from them is already out of date. Also, because things change so quickly, you will need to constantly be learning on the job so ultimately you will be self teaching anyway (or else you will be out of a job as quickly as you got one).

As far as what working in the game industry is like, it's hugely variable based on what kind of work you do, how good at it you are, and who you are working for. Generally speaking, there is not a lot of job security and the hours can be long.
I was specifically focusing on the 3d designing aspect of game design.
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This is why I want to join the Ford 7.3 master race.
The 7.3 master race is glorious. Especially 6 speed manual. If you can find one that hasn't been owned by a retard.

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The 7.3 master race is glorious. Especially 6 speed manual. If you can find one that hasn't been owned by a retard.
I won't be getting a manual. Will be buying a E-350 rape van and I don't think they ever came in manual.
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Seriously though, that year range the only thing that sucks *** is the auto trans. If it's not already built you'll have to do it eventually for a couple grand. Even if the auto wasn't a weak point and worked as intended, I would still take the manual 10 out of 10 times. Don't have to play bullshit games like trying to get the TC to lock so you don't roast the trans going up hills, and you can actually use cruise control with the manual. In the auto, even a slight incline and it will drop a gear, unlock TC and start frying the trans while basically sitting at redline.

I have a lot of miles spent in an E350 towing a 26 foot enclosed and the trucks are just way more stable, my initial thought is go with an F250 and an enclosed trailer. The awesome cargo space in the van isn't worth it.
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that hasn't been owned by a retard.
Understatement of the year. Yours was owned by a full on failure of a person. They shouldn't still be alive.

Whats a manual swap look like?

Lars needs a rape van. It just fits him.

I also want to take it to MATG and tear up the tail of the dragon.
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Seriously though, that year range the only thing that sucks *** is the auto trans. If it's not already built you'll have to do it eventually for a couple grand. Even if the auto wasn't a weak point and worked as intended, I would still take the manual 10 out of 10 times. Don't have to play bullshit games like trying to get the TC to lock so you don't roast the trans going up hills, and you can actually use cruise control with the manual. In the auto, even a slight incline and it will drop a gear, unlock TC and start frying the trans while basically sitting at redline.

I have a lot of miles spent in an E350 towing a 26 foot enclosed and the trucks are just way more stable, my initial thought is go with an F250 and an enclosed trailer. The awesome cargo space in the van isn't worth it.
I want the van for other reasons besides just towing a trailer. The ability to use it as a mobile camper is a huge draw. For example I will hopefully be going to burning man in the next year or two. Driving there and back from the east coast is much easier to do in the van then a truck. Well the camping part is much easier. I had an F150 for towing for a while and it was decent for towing, I could not sleep in it. I also probably won't have an enclosed trailer for a long time, and the 7.3 trucks tend to be 2-3 times as expensive as vans.

Plus Aidan wants to drive the van at MATG next year.
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I had suspected some of these items in the American diet were responsible for ADHD occurrence being so much higher here. The epidural part was also pretty interesting.

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