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  1. edhackett

    Upcoming Amazon Security Issue

    You should be aware that Amazon is about to start sharing your wifi with others using their devices. Here’s the article that was passed on to me about the Amazon devices, including Ring security devices, being involved...
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    A group of guys, all turning 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally, it was agreed that they would meet at Winchesters in Uxbridge, because the waitresses had big breasts and wore tiny mini-skirts. Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should...
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    Possible Retro Renault EVs

    It looks like Renault has what might be some fun and practical urban EVs in the works. A Renault 5(Le Car) GT Turbo reincarnation could be a real hoot. Ed
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    Ram Truck Speaker Upgrade Questions

    I recently replaced the dead head unit and degraded speakers in my Alfa. My research lead me to the Kicker 47KS series speakers. I like these enough to replace the tolerable factory units in my Ram. The front speakers are 6x9 woofers in the doors and 3.5 inch midrange/tweeters in the dash. The...
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    Here's a classic short(8:36) film every car enthusiast should see or watch again. Turn up the volume! <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360" src="" allowfullscreen></iframe></div> Ed
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    Cuts in Road Repair Budget

    <a class="lb-image-link" rel="shadowbox[162359001288719d4]" href="" title=""><img src=""...
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    BITOG in the Comics

    <img src="" class="post-image" alt="" /> Ed
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    Dog Doogity

    I went to see Rogue One this evening. They played the following public service announcement aimed at dog owners before the previews. I thought it was very well done. Enjoy! <div class="video-container"><iframe frameborder="0" width="640" height="360"...
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    I see a number of members using the term "pre-detonation" when referring to pre-igniton or detonation. Pre-ignition is what happens in an internal combustion engine when fuel is ignited by a hot spot prior to the desired ignition point, resulting in higher than normal combustion pressures...
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    Finished My 1941 John Deere

    i finally finished my 1941 John Deere B. It's been a 12+ year project held up mostly by a lack of a proper place to work on it and not having the proper tools to handle the heavy work of splitting the tractor to replace the main case to rear axle gasket. All of the pieces finally fell together...
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    The Reality of Self-Driving Cars

    <img src="" class="post-image" alt="" /> This should probably be in the humor section, but some day it may not be so humorus. On second thought, it'll still be funny. <img src="/forums/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="grin" title="grin" height="15" width="15"...
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    One for our Frozen Canadians

    <span style="font-size: 11pt"><span style="font-family: 'Arial'">Late last fall, the Indians on the Aamjiwnaang First Nation reservation in Grand Bend asked their new chief if the coming winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was a chief in a modern society, he had never been taught...
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    Shades of Gray

    He was in ecstasy, with a huge smile on his face, As his wife moved forwards then backwards, Forward then backward, again and again. Back and forth, back and forth, in and out, A little to the right, a little to the left, she could Feel the sweat on her forehead, between her breasts, And...
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    1928 Travel Air 4000

    There was a nice little fly-in/air show at the local airport today. I took a ride in a 1928 Travel Air 4000, powered by a 220 hp Continental. I'm still grinning ear to ear. This guy here: <img src="" class="post-image" alt=""...
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    What is your worst automotive nightmare?

    Mine: "A Prius for everyone." Ed
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    Interplanetary Cessna

    Would your 172 fly on Mars or Neptune? <a href="" target="_blank"></a> Ed
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    Toyota fined another 17.35 million

    Toyota fined 17.35 million for failing to report defects to the NTSB again. Two days and no one has mentioned this yet? You guys are slipping. <a href=""...
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    Is 10W-30 really obsolete?

    Show me a 5W-30 that has a higher HTHS, lower NOACK, and will shear less than the 10W counterpart that is formulated with higher viscosity base stocks. These must be from the same product line, top synthetics included Higher HTHS, lower NOACK, and better shear resistance are all attributes that...
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    Italian Border Crossing

    Five Germans in an Audi Quattro arrive at the Italian border. The Italian Customs Officer stops them and tells them "It'sa illegala to putta 5 people in a Quattro." "Vot do you mean it's illegal?" asks the German driver. "Quattro meansa four" replies the Italian official. "Quattro is just ze...
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    Subaru Alternative to the Subaru Honeywell

    A while back there was a thread on using the '09+ RX-8 filter instead of the Subaru Honeywell(FRAM) filter. It looks like the filter for the new Forester engine is the same as the RX-8 filter. Scroll down mid page. <a...