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Old 12-20-2016, 11:45 AM   #27501  
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That sounds like slang for something.

He was doing the dirty with his girlfriend, but when he tried the Turkish shotgun, she threw him out of bed.
Or,
We tried going downtown to score some Turkish shotguns, but all they had was crack and weed.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:51 PM   #27502  
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Anyone one here drive the Mazda3 s with the 2.5L ~185hp engine? Is it worth it compared to the 2.0L 155hp?
In my opinion, definitely yes, particularly since mazda has gone to leatherette on the higher models with the smaller engine, but the Grand Touring with the 2.5 gets real leather. The 2.5 has some really nice midrange grunt, and the 2017 models are actually cheaper than the 2016s in some content levels. But you'll need to drive the car yourself to decide!

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Courtesy of Mazdaspeed S-plan pricing, I bought a CX-9 for my wife for Christmas. This is replacing her old Odyssey:




Now we have three Mazdas!

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Love these, beautiful car, great choice. Yeah the power does peter out up top, but it's still fun to hustle it a bit.

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Same question here. I hope it drives like it looks. What does S-plan save you anyway?

I tried to get the wife into one, but we got two of these instead:


I got this, can keep our recaro prorides.


First girl due May.
Congrats on the upcoming new little one.

Is the Flex the ecoboost limited? Those are pretty fun. I much prefer it to the Explorer Sport.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:53 PM   #27503  
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Thanks! Yep, flappy paddles work pretty good too. But it excels at cruising. It's solid and quiet, so you don't realize you're going as fast as you are. It feels like it limits boost in first, but once you're rolling, holy ****. There's reflash programmers out there but I got me my 100000 mile warranty keep!

We test drove an explorer sport also. That felt like a very large vehicle. MUCH more expensive for less features, and the 3rd row was a pain to get into and felt like less room in the back.
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Old 12-20-2016, 02:59 PM   #27504  
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Isn't the Flex a Volvo chassis and drivetrain beneath the surface?
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Old 12-20-2016, 03:09 PM   #27505  
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By volvo you mean taurus SHO, yes.

Not sure how much volvo it is honestly.

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Old 12-20-2016, 09:29 PM   #27506  
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Thanks! Yep, flappy paddles work pretty good too. But it excels at cruising. It's solid and quiet, so you don't realize you're going as fast as you are. It feels like it limits boost in first, but once you're rolling, holy ****. There's reflash programmers out there but I got me my 100000 mile warranty keep!

We test drove an explorer sport also. That felt like a very large vehicle. MUCH more expensive for less features, and the 3rd row was a pain to get into and felt like less room in the back.
100% agree. When I was selling Fords I'd often have people out looking at 3-rows and complain about the lack of space in the Explorer, as well as the cost.

I'd show them the Flex and they'd almost always say "ew no, it's ugly."
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Never in my life have i seen electricity be so fucked up. Early this morning a transformer popped and single phased the entire neighborhood. Shortly after the entire industrial complex went haywire. I guess we're the only ones on the block doing anything fancy with the electricity to notice the interruptions we were having. Other people were having some lights flickering, but otherwise were running fine. All our industrial 3 phase motors, chillers, metal halide lamps, computers, and everything being stepped down to 120v were running fine. Only LEDs, rectifiers, VFD drives, the robots, and a few other 3 phase things that are much more sensitive were affected.
I guess some massive capacitor was acting up causing voltage spikes way to quick to measure.
Had like 8 hours of downtime, lost about $24,000 in revenue and i spent about $5000 in replacement parts. Not to mention one of our 4mva transformers may be smoked because it was sounding like ****. Running the entire plant off one transformer currently.

We've been single phased before, but this one takes the cake. Had me running all day, it was a nightmare.
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Old 12-21-2016, 04:46 PM   #27508  
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Anyone one here drive the Mazda3 s with the 2.5L ~185hp engine? Is it worth it compared to the 2.0L 155hp?
Yes. I have a 2015 2.5 with a manual transmission. The mid range is good but I wish it would rev higher. I also found the purchase process to be really easy. It seemed like the local dealership were having a hard time selling the bigger engine with the manual transmission and they gave me the price I wanted immediately.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:52 PM   #27509  
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Guys, I need a favor please.

Please check and see if you can get into https://eksisozluk.com/

https://eksisozluk.com/

you can type eksi sozluk in google and try that link, too.

It's a very popular discussion platform in Turkey and the whole site vanished following a major story breaking out about ISIS burning two Turkish soldiers alive.
The whole story was absolutely ignored by the media, and yet it appears in UK news sites.

Something is very fishy.

Please let me know.
Thanks.
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:56 PM   #27510  
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It's down for me. Says its down for everyone:
Eksisozluk.com - Is Eksi Sozluk Down Right Now?

Is that better or worse than if it was just your local traffic being disrupted?
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:01 PM   #27511  
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It's down for me. Says its down for everyone:
Eksisozluk.com - Is Eksi Sozluk Down Right Now?

Is that better or worse than if it was just your local traffic being disrupted?
Both possibilities are pretty horrible.
Gov't slows down/turns off internet traffic as they please to spread sharing info if something important happens.
Like the killing of dozens of cops with a car bomb - a major bomb goes off roughly every two weeks here, so they slow down the internet a lot.

BUT, shutting off a very prominent website altogether is new, and pretty gut wrenching.

****.
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Old 12-22-2016, 09:44 PM   #27512  
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You can't stop the signal.

Oh, wait. Yes you can. You just have to be the government.
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Old 12-22-2016, 10:55 PM   #27513  
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Old 12-23-2016, 12:21 AM   #27514  
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I just clicked on it and it came right up.

My Turkish is rusty (non-existent), so I don't quite know if I'm looking at the right thing.
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I just clicked on it and it came right up.

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Same here
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:24 AM   #27516  
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At 10:30am Eastern Standard Time in the US:

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Old 12-23-2016, 10:35 AM   #27517  
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Even Turkey knows you are now a Camry fan.
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Old 12-23-2016, 10:42 AM   #27518  
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It's back online.

They just did a clean up and deleted all evidence of ISIS burning Turkish soldiers alive.

Everyone is in denial.
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Old 12-23-2016, 03:52 PM   #27519  
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It's back online.

They just did a clean up and deleted all evidence of ISIS burning Turkish soldiers alive.

Everyone is in denial.
Probably the Russians took care of it. Things're slow on the hacking side for a while now.

Geeze, someone must be missing a soldier or two!
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I'm looking for those silvery brackets with the one round hole and the one slid hole. My plan is to do exactly as shown in the image below. I want to hook straps to it but the kit below costs 60 bucks just so i can use one strap. The size hole i need is 5/16 and strap is 10mm wide. Any ideas?

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