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Old 10-23-2014, 01:40 PM
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I would sell the Miata and use the money to go get this, but the problem is that i'm daily driving the Miata at the moment.

Le sigh.

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Can I use discrete transistors? Tubes? Or does it have to be 100% relay logic?
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I think we can allow tubes in this case, but all display functions must be converted to use nixies
Of course you can't use transistors or tubes. I need every AND OR XOR NAND to show physical movement.
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Does that car have the same attention to "detail"?
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Doubtful, take that as you may.

It does however, have an FE3 instead of the F2T i refuse to part with.
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Originally Posted by EO2K View Post
Does that car have the same attention to "detail"?
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Yeah, but its JDM y0. Thats why the 470hp dyno = 500hp for advertising purposes.
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I mean.... 470whp is probably over 500hp, but yeah. Still silly.
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Is the miniature fire extinguisher bolted to the plastic a-pillar cover what makes it a race car, or is it that the sunroof mechanism is inoperable?
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Sunroof appears to have been painted over. I didn't even notice that before.

I believe this car was running 11s on the original motor and turbo years back.
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A few days ago, the owners of Homebase announced they are to close a quarter of UK stores because of the reality, they said, of "a generation less skilled in DIY projects”.

Harsh obituary writers were quick to point out that Homebase is overpriced and a bit, well, crap compared to B&Q, but the sobering truth is that the entire DIY sector has taken a hammering in recent years.

Some might argue that the demise of DIY is down to the fact that home ownership on the decline, as more of us are forced to rent, unable to get on the property ladder. (Thought: if Homebase had stocked "property ladders" maybe their fortunes would have improved?)

Yet, undeniably, today’s 20- and 30-somethings don’t seem to possess your traditional “dad skills”. The dismal fact that a mere five per cent of 18-24s would attempt to unblock a sink doesn’t bode well for humanity – unless you’re a plumber.

Although the UK DIY sector is still worth a healthy £7.3 billion per year, that’s its lowest annual worth since 1999, and if it continues to decline at the current rate of 13 per cent per annum, there will be no DIY sector at all by 2040.
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By then, Britain will have slowly drowned under the collective ocean of blocked bogs and leaky radiators.

Which is bad enough, before you begin to ask whether the decline in DIY is actually indicative of a deeper malaise in masculinity.

DIY used to make us feel manly. We’d chuck on a tool belt, press our power drill’s trigger – perhaps while even growling – and feel the testosterone course through our veins.

The trouble is, being a man – in the old-fashioned sense – is deeply unfashionable, naff almost, these days.

At some point this century, bombarded by an agonizingly right-on, feminist, PC doctrine through the liberal media, many men decided it was time to stop being men and embrace their inner sister.

Metropolitan, largely office-working men launched a mass PR campaign to win the hearts and minds of women – and their peers. They publicly decried wolf whistling and Page 3 of The Sun - while privately consuming a tidal wave of internet **** (ironically making them do-it-yourselfers in a very different sense).

Men were clamouring over themselves to be seen as anything but sexist.

But as we lost our rough edges and took on more of what had traditionally been regarded as female roles, no one really stopped to question whether equality for women came with a cost for masculinity. If everything overtly “masculine” is dismissed as sexist, what’s left of men is, arguably, sexless.

You see this behavioural androgyny everywhere, from the increasingly corporate and sterile football terraces to the Croc-wearing househusband on the school run.

In an age where we’re expected to Hoover, iron, change nappies, make a woman climax for four hours like Sting and cook like Jamie Oliver, old-fashioned pursuits like DIY have become quaint, self-indulgent and almost shameful.

The result is that many modern men are more like our mothers than our fathers, while the opposite is true for women, who are increasingly wearing the trousers.

Women decry us for not being able to wire a plug like our dads, but can – or would – they cook a cracking apple crumble like their mums?

No, they’d rather watch some bugger else do it on the Great British Bake Off, then go to M&S – just like we’d rather watch Grand Designs, then pay a Polish geezer to do our wallpapering.

Manual labour is increasingly seen as something other people do for us. While 43 per cent of 18-25s would attempt a DIY task, 41 per cent would hire around their own deficiencies – and call in the navvies.

Another depressing fact is that Lloyd’s Bank estimate that some 3.3 million bodged DIY tasks need to be put right by a paid professional, at an average cost of over three grand each time.

A French electrician I once got in told me, “I love British DIYers: 75 per cent of my work is finishing jobs you guys started.” But at least I tried in the first place.

It’s unfashionable to admit, but some men are better at being men when they have traditional roles that they understand. And working with our hands gives us a sense of worth that we can never get from filing our tax return.

There is an additional benefit in doing DIY: you get more sex. A study by sociologists at the University of Washington found that couples who follow traditional gender roles around the house – wives doing the cooking, cleaning and shopping; men doing the DIY and fettling the car – reported greater sexual frequency.

So there you have it: with DIY you’re screwed if you do it, and screwed if you don’t.
DIY is in decline because today's men are too soft - Telegraph
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^^ That's actually pretty sad, given that nowadays with the advent of seemingly everyone carrying a camera and documenting every nuance of their lives, and the addition of Youtube (and just the internet in general) with countless full video tutorial descriptions of how to do nearly any task, we have more possibility for the common idiot to DIY than perhaps ever before in history.
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Originally Posted by good2go View Post
^^ That's actually pretty sad, given that nowadays with the advent of seemingly everyone carrying a camera and documenting every nuance of their lives, and the addition of Youtube (and just the internet in general) with countless full video tutorial descriptions of how to do nearly any task, we have more possibility for the common idiot to DIY than perhaps ever before in history.
Yes, but then how do I sit on the back patio, whilst drinking a lovely Cabernet, and order around $9/hr help?
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I built this ******* shed:

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Originally Posted by y8s View Post
I built this ******* shed
You have a building just for getting it on?
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Awwwwwwwwwwwww YISS.

Driveway of Win.


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Originally Posted by mgeoffriau View Post
You have a building just for getting it on?
Indeed it is strong enough to hang from the rafters.
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Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
Awwwwwwwwwwwww YISS.

Driveway of Win.
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Wow, 2 door cherokee, never saw that before. Or at least, not since I've started paying attention to Jeeps.

How much did that cost you? What's your typical fuel mileage in an older jeep like that?

Ohhh dat lux

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Don’t mess with 33-year-old Melissa Dawn Sellers’ meatballs, she takes her Italian cuisine very seriously as her 42-year-old roommate Carlos Ortiz Jr found out.

After a night of drinking, the two roommates began fighting at around 2:30 a.m. The two were arguing because apparently Carlos threw out Melissa’s spaghetti and meatballs, which I guess she was obviously having a craving for. Instead of just getting over it like a rational human being, the Florida woman poured nail polish removed all over her roommate’s upper body, and ignited him with a lighter or cigarette.

I’m scared that she knew nail polish remover was flammable because I had no idea. But then again, I come into contact with nail polish maybe once a year so I can honestly say I’m not familiar with the product.

A friend who had seen the whole incident unfold stated that when Ortiz stood up after being burned, it was as if his face was “melting off,” because that’s not a horrifying mental image.

Ortiz was taken to the hospital, where he is in critical condition with burns to his face, chest, and shoulders.

Melissa has been charged with aggravated battery, and judging by her mugshot…she meant to do that much damage to him. She has this evil grin on her face. I don’t trust it.
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Truck Shifter of the Mile Long Throws.
My old 00 Wrangler had the exact same shifter. Probably the same tranny too.
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