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    beach tent/shelter

    Going to North Topsail and would like to purchase some shelter from the sun. Needs to be wind resistant. Would like some recomendations based on actual experience. Thanks in advance
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    Great Video on Sterling Marlin's unique sounding racecar

    I always thought this car was very innovative and loved its sound..
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    I-Bond

    I am thinking of purchasing I-bonds going foward. Are there downsides to them. On the surface interest rate seems great. Someone mention the real return rate is zero unless fixed rate goes up. I dont understand how this could be.
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    Watkins Glen seating

    I am thinking of going to Watkins Glen in August. My man Kimi Raikkonen should be there so it would be nice to see him. Not really a NASCAR fan I stopped watching it in the 90's but would like to go for the experience. Where are the best seats to get and has anyone seen a NASCAR race there I...
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    toro timecutter z4200

    I have a Toro Timecutter Z4200 which is about 13 years old. When I shut it off today there was a loud hum from the rear of the machine. I tapped the starter and nothing happen. I then tapped the solenoid and the noise stopped. I started it 3 or 4 times after and it worked fine. I replaced...
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    Air France 011 April 5, both pilots attempting to fly

    According to this article both pilots were attempting the landing. I am not a pilot but dont they always say I have control of the plane or something like that, or is that Hollywood? https://jalopnik.com/pilots-that-lost-control-of-777-pulled-controls-in-oppo-1848859317
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    car wont start

    Four engineers get into a car. The car won't start. The Mechanical engineer says: "It's a broken Starter" The Electrical engineer says: "Dead battery" The Chemical Engineer says: "Impurities in the gasoline" The IT engineer says: "Hey guys, I have an idea how about we all get out of the car...
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    Russia's leased planes may be worthless

    While watching the news on the senseless tragedy in Ukraine, they mention the the aircraft that Russia leased and refuses to return may be worthless as they do not have documentation of work done to these aircraft. What I dont understand is they pull aircraft out of the dessert after many years...
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    Amazon Delivery driving practices

    I have noticed many Amazon delivery drivers having unsafe practices while driving in my neighborhood such as pulling into or backing into driveways, backing down the street, leaving vehicles running with doors open while unattended. In addition many drivers jump out and run to make each...
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    Help with new router

    The router in my house is old and would like to replace. House is about 2400SF and router is upstairs in spare bedroom/office. House is 2 floors. I am looking to provide better coverage throughout the house. Costco has 2 available . I am thinking of using the second one. Do I need the first...
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    Cuadra family Pro Stock Engine

    The Cuadra family runs a buch of mustangs in Pro Stock. Are these Ford powered or GM powered. I understand you can either motor now. Sure hope it is a Ford.
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    wheel spacers how bad are they on wheel bearings or other suspension components

    I have a 2014 911 which runs a 305 tire on an 11 1/2 rim with a 68mm offset. My winter set is 295 tire 70mm offset. I really dont like how the winter set looks as it is about 1/2 further in the body of vehicle. I was considering a 15mm spacer and just wondering about the ill effect bearings...
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    noise reduction

    I would like to do a little noise reduction on my 2021 Cayman. On long drives 200+ miles it is a little tiring. Depending on road surface on coarsely paved roads it is load and at 75+ mph intake noise is a little higher than I would like. I do understand what the car is and could live with it...
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    EZ Pass issue that EZ pass wont correct

    I have an EZ Pass transponder that does not work. When I go through the toll booth and the message states no tag proceed. It then takes a picture and eventually I get a bill without a penalty. I called to tell them my issue and to swap out the transponder but was told I would have to pay I...
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    Grumman Memorial Park

    We went to Calverton National Cemetery to pay our respects to my Father-in-law. Up the road is Grumman Memorial Park which has two fighters on display. My uncle was a mechanic on the A6 during Vietnam. That is my Uncle in the last photo on the left.
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    Solid state batteries

    This would be great if this could make a production vehicle. I would seriously consider an electric vehicle if the charge times can be decreased https://www.motortrend.com/news/hyundai-motor-company-factorial-solid-state-battery-partnership-announced/
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    Switch for auto fuse?

    I have a 7.5 amp fuse which controls a speaker which pumps sound into cabin is there a way to make a switch to turn this circuit on and off without pulling the fuse. Looking for something that would plug into fuse box without doing modifications to vehicle...
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    electric airplane

    I just saw this article, I didnt think they were that close to reality https://simpleflying.com/dhl-electric-aircraft-orders/
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    Some bathroom Humor

    I was in Walmart using the **** restroom and just as I closed my stall door, a voice from the next stall said, “Hi! How are you?” Embarrassed... I said, “I’m aight!!" The voice said, "So what are you up to?” I said, “Ummm... Just trying to handle a little private business over here!” Then I...
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    Artillary Fungus

    A good friend of mine had the black/brown dots all over his car. It was Artillary fungus which I had never heard of. Extremely hard to remove, I used a clay bar but very tedious and time consuming. Any easier solution to this as his other car is affected worse.
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