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Old 03-14-2014, 10:58 AM   #19941
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why don't you do it yourself and charge 99 cents for the app? you'll make tons off the lemmings.
Lack of coding skill, lack of time, and lack of actually giving quite that much of a **** about it to actually get off my *** and change things as opposed to just griping about it slightly.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:12 AM   #19942
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Dammit! Had the wife take the Sentra in after hearing a suspicious clunk over bumps and while cornering.

New lower control arms and sway bar end links to the tune of $1000. Nothing to do but pay up.
Just had similar happen to my subaru. And by similar, I mean stupid car costing money.

01 2.5rs, winter beater and not worth much more than its weight in scrap. Brakes froze on me 2 weeks ago, but I made it home and then again last friday, but stranded me on the side of the interstate. Towed it to the garage, multiple fluids in the master. This = possibly replacing the entire brake system (master, booster, lines calipers, abs). I could replace them 1 at a time looking for the culprit (could be a $100 fix, or I could get stranded again), I could replace them all with used (about $400-500 in parts + the annoyance of working on a car that looks like it was parked in 12" of salt water for 10years), could pay the garage to do it all (God only knows what appendage this could of cost) or I could scrap it. $500 later I don't have a DD. Was fed up with that POS anyways.
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:04 PM   #19943
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Lack of coding skill, lack of time, and lack of actually giving quite that much of a **** about it to actually get off my *** and change things as opposed to just griping about it slightly.
oh in that case:

Play Lemmings!

this works on my android version of chrome.
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:52 PM   #19944
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Pterodactyl **** is a real thing. I never thew there was a P in Pterodactyl. You learn something new every day. Its the flying dinosaur for those of you who never had hooked on phonics.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:39 PM   #19948
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Often when I'm on the phone and I have to spell something phonetically I like to use unhelpful words such as "P, as in Pterodactyl."

I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal.
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:57 PM   #19949
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I'm sitting in front of a delightful little bakery and coffee place on Mission in Santa Cruz eating a ham and cheese croissant and washing it down with a comically large Americano. Local beans in the coffee, local butter, ham and cheese in the croissant, local flavor on the guitar inside. All in all, not a bad way to burn some time in the AM.

I've been here for about 30 minutes and something interesting occurs to me... of the 10-12 people who have parked in the handicapped space out front since I sat down, only one had the proper plate or placard.
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Old 03-15-2014, 02:49 PM   #19950
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Kind of want this.

88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

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Kind of want this.

88 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe

Looks like a really good deal. Kinda a odd car but really cool at the same time. Not a fan of the wheels but thats whatever. Probably one hell of a sleeper. I wonder what the owners defection of "fast" is. Seeing as how hard it can be to find a nice clean tastefully modded 5.0 or SVO fox body mustang I'd say this is almost a unicorn.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:20 PM   #19952
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I've been here for about 30 minutes and something interesting occurs to me... of the 10-12 people who have parked in the handicapped space out front since I sat down, only one had the proper plate or placard.
Is it odd that this is something that gets me unusually pissed off? This occurs at day care every day. The handicapped spot is the closest to the door. Those who use that spot think nothing of it and drive either a clapped out piece of **** or a land rover type vehicle.

And they will use it even if the adjacent normal spot is open.
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Does anyone know how to open the hatch of a 2013 vw golf? Assume I have the key but not the remote. And that I can access the interior.
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:36 PM   #19954
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Use the door unlock button inside the car, then use the VW emblem to open the hatch.
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:09 PM   #19955
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Use the door unlock button inside the car, then use the VW emblem to open the hatch.
Thanks. That was non-obvious.
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Is it odd that this is something that gets me unusually pissed off? This occurs at day care every day. The handicapped spot is the closest to the door. Those who use that spot think nothing of it and drive either a clapped out piece of **** or a land rover type vehicle.

And they will use it even if the adjacent normal spot is open.
This is something that absolutely pisses me off. We had an old developer at my job who was from California. He did not have valid SC handicap tags, but had an old California plat with a handicap marking on it. He had it on the front of his BMW and would often park in the handicap spot just because he was lazy. I so wanted to call the cops on him for it.
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Old 03-15-2014, 07:18 PM   #19957
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Incidentally, I hate it when, as I'm unloading my Zipcar and about to lock it up, the next guy with a reservation shows and and we're forced to acknowledge one another and exchange pleasantries. It's because the cars all have girls' names, I think. It makes Maddie (the VW Golf) seem like a bit of a *****.
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I've been here for about 30 minutes and something interesting occurs to me... of the 10-12 people who have parked in the handicapped space out front since I sat down, only one had the proper plate or placard.
See this all the time too and it drives me nuts. The only thing I can figure out is that some sort of mental handicap prevents them from needing a plate or permit. Of course that raises the question " should they be driving at all "
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Incidentally, I hate it when, as I'm unloading my Zipcar and about to lock it up, the next guy with a reservation shows and and we're forced to acknowledge one another and exchange pleasantries. It's because the cars all have girls' names, I think. It makes Maddie (the VW Golf) seem like a bit of a *****.
Enhance his stay with Maddie - "I think I got all the blood out of the trunk. At least the smell is gone."

So, now that you've used it, what do you think of Zipcar? My neighbor is considering it for weekend trips up here. It's big miles, but probably still cheaper than flying or the big rental companies.
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Often when I'm on the phone and I have to spell something phonetically I like to use unhelpful words such as "P, as in Pterodactyl."

I try to make everyone's day a little more surreal.
Then this will come in handy.

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