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Old 08-07-2016, 10:01 PM   #26341
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_...360_Wasp_Major A fuzz complicated but beautiful.

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Cosco sells custom fit car covers. $150 for the miata. Its the only thing that will last in summer here in phoenix at that price range, and its on its 3rd summer right now. Its waterproof, etc. Im happy

Coverking XtremeWeave Custom Fit Car Cover



If that's not going to fit, then I found a shop on etsy that makes Cosco Car related covers:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/2082130...abric-hot-pink
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https://www.etsy.com/listing/2082130...abric-hot-pink


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Old 08-08-2016, 04:59 PM   #26345
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Improper starting technique could foul all 56spark plugs; requiring hours to clean or replace.

And how'd you like to be the pilot who always got the starting procedure wrong on this:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convair_B-36_Peacemaker ? Known as "that ******" by the maint crew

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Old 08-08-2016, 07:24 PM   #26347
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I wonder how many times I'm going to hit the "Backspace" key trying to go back one page before it finally sinks in that Chrome doesn't work that way any more...
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If you're not running a mouse with at least 10 buttons you're doing it wrong. Programmable backspace at the thumb tip is awesome. I also use the other button for forward.
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I normally use the left-right tilt of the scroll wheel for the browser back and forward buttons, but I'm working from home today and left my wireless mouse at work on Friday.
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get autohotkey and create a script to use your scroll lock button as a back button.
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I'd think that having mouse buttons mapped to keyboard keys would get annoying in a hurry, but most 5 button or higher) mice can have their buttons mapped to specific behaviors. On both my MS Intellimouse and my Steelseries Sensai Raw, I have the left and right sides mapped to the back and forward functions in web browsers, and within TF2 I have them mapped to primary and tertiary weapons. (pressing down on the scroll wheel is the secondary weapon).


This is the present mouse:





Within software, I have the "front" and "back" buttons on each side mapped identically, essentially emulating a five-button mouse. The buttons are too small and too close together for me to effectively use them separately- five buttons is really the maximum which I can comfortably use without making mistakes. (The triangle button below the scroll wheel isn't really a "button" per se, it lets you flip between mapping / sensitivity presets on the fly.)
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I'd think that having mouse buttons mapped to keyboard keys would get annoying in a hurry, but most 5 button or higher) mice can have their buttons mapped to specific behaviors. On both my MS Intellimouse and my Steelseries Sensai Raw, I have the left and right sides mapped to the back and forward functions in web browsers, and within TF2 I have them mapped to primary and tertiary weapons. (pressing down on the scroll wheel is the secondary weapon).


This is the present mouse:





Within software, I have the "front" and "back" buttons on each side mapped identically, essentially emulating a five-button mouse. The buttons are too small and too close together for me to effectively use them separately- five buttons is really the maximum which I can comfortably use without making mistakes. (The triangle button below the scroll wheel isn't really a "button" per se, it lets you flip between mapping / sensitivity presets on the fly.)
Wait you upgraded from the MS mouse that you had been using for ever? I remember when you bought like 10 of the same mouse off ebay a while back.
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Wait you upgraded from the MS mouse that you had been using for ever? I remember when you bought like 10 of the same mouse off ebay a while back.
Long story...

When I moved to NY, I got rid of the enormous desk I'd been using since 2000, which was made from a very heavy wooden door that was left over from the construction of Harris Broadcast's new HQ in Mason, OH.

I replaced it with a smaller, lighter desk which I purchased from Ikea. What I wasn't thinking about at the time I bought the desk was that its surface, being a fairly uniform semi-gloss white, made an extremely poor tracking surface for an optical mouse. And, sadly, the MS Intellimouse, being a very old design, didn't work on it.

I started reading reviews from people who used optical mice on this exact desk (I love how you can find any special-interest you can dream of on the internet), and found similar tales of woe, which ended with people buying a few specific "laser" mice. (Specifically, mice which use an infrared light source, rather than a visible light source as with the Intellimouse.)

I tried out a few of them, and settled on the SteelSeries Sensai Raw, mostly because it was comfortable in the hand and the buttons were all in familiar places.

I still have the bulk-pack of Intellimice, in case I ever buy a different desk. And I still use them at work, where my desk is topped with a sheet of mottled grey laminate which has a nice, textured surface.




EDIT: How the **** do you people remember which mouse I bought a bulk-pack of several years ago? I can't even remember my own name sometimes.
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Long story...

When I moved to NY, I got rid of the enormous desk I'd been using since 2000, which was made from a very heavy wooden door that was left over from the construction of Harris Broadcast's new HQ in Mason, OH.

I replaced it with a smaller, lighter desk which I purchased from Ikea. What I wasn't thinking about at the time I bought the desk was that its surface, being a fairly uniform semi-gloss white, made an extremely poor tracking surface for an optical mouse. And, sadly, the MS Intellimouse, being a very old design, didn't work on it.

I started reading reviews from people who used optical mice on this exact desk (I love how you can find any special-interest you can dream of on the internet), and found similar tales of woe, which ended with people buying a few specific "laser" mice. (Specifically, mice which use an infrared light source, rather than a visible light source as with the Intellimouse.)

I tried out a few of them, and settled on the SteelSeries Sensai Raw, mostly because it was comfortable in the hand and the buttons were all in familiar places.

I still have the bulk-pack of Intellimice, in case I ever buy a different desk. And I still use them at work, where my desk is topped with a sheet of mottled grey laminate which has a nice, textured surface.
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EDIT: How the **** do you people remember which mouse I bought a bulk-pack of several years ago? I can't even remember my own name sometimes.
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MS Intellimouse
Is this your old mouse?



I had one years ago, that thing was a champ for counter-strike during the early 2000s

I now has this irreplaceable logitech G5 mouse. If it were to ever break I would probably shed a tear

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Use a mouse pad?
I deplore mouse pads.

Seriously, when I'm gaming, my mouse is all over the friggin desk. I have utterly no idea how anyone can play an FPS on a mouse pad.



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Is this your old mouse?
Yup, that's the exact one. Amazing mouse. I bought my first one ~15 years ago, and just love 'em.

The SteelSeries, to be fair, is just as good. At this point, I don't think I have a strong preference for one vs. the other, aside from the whole glossy-desk conundrum. The side buttons on the MS mouse are a tad larger and easier to operate, though the Steel's calibration software (which lets you set up different resolutions and then switch between them with a click) is great if you occasionally play Sniper in TF2. You can scope in, aim roughly, click to low-sensitivity mode, fine-aim, take the headshot, and then click back to regular mode in a very seamless and intuitive way.
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Having a hard time getting my old mouse to work on my new computer
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Does anyone remember when steelseries was icemat and produced frosted glass mouse pads?

I still have one and use it to this day
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