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    Apple Saying Goodbye to Intel Processors

    If only Apple, Google, and Microsoft would <span style="font-style: italic">cooperate</span> on a new OS so the world of computing could converge.
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    Ebay -WOW

    Amazon is becoming more like eBay every year. Yuck. Haven't we seen the same story over and over? After a brand builds customer loyalty they gradually turn around to exploit that blind goodwill for maximum profit? And these days the big players doing this are bigger than ever.
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    Should I upgrade my 14 Odyssey?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JTK</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... My FIL just paid over $400 for rears on his 2017 Nissan Frontier that might have 12K miles on it at this point. He was in for a "free" oil change and they talked him into it...
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    'Smart meters'?

    After the rest of my household leaves for a couple of weeks in the summer the first thing I do is switch off the circuit breaker for the water heater. When June arrives around here I have no more need for the water heater, but my wife will get mad if I turn it off when she is around. <img...
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    Apple Saying Goodbye to Intel Processors

    Apple polishes ARM CPU designs for their iPhone and iPads, they are getting fast enough to run a desktop Mac. It also makes sense to me that Apple would want to move all their work to a single processor architecture (ARM) instead of two (ARM and Intel). 3 nm won't be ready for production for a...
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    Do you practice a vegan-keto diet?

    You don't have to force your body into ketosis to use fats for energy. Most people use fats for part of their daily energy needs. Imagine you eat 200 grams of carbs a day. That is 800 calories. Where does the rest of your ~2,000 calories come from? It comes from fat. Dietary fat. It could come...
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    New Edge w/ Chrome Engine

    I agree with 2015_PSD on all points about Chrome, Firefox, and Edge itself. So far Edge Chromium looks good to me, I hope Microsoft keeps it clean for us!
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    Amazing OEM Price Difference

    Chances are high that the kit for sale on eBay is counterfeit. eBay is a huge marketplace for sellers of counterfeit items.
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    The Status of Headlights in the USA

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by bbhero</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Davejam</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The issue is not whether your headlights provide adequate lighting...
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    RIP Kenny

    RIP Kenny. An American icon for sure. Reminds me of another singer who had some very beautiful songs, and also transitioned to country later in his career, but was not nearly as successful in his music career as Kenny: Dan Seals, died 11 years ago at age 61. I suspect they were acquainted...
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    Hard Drive reliability over the long term

    Good idea to use appropriate conventional disks for backup. Data retention is NOT one of the strengths of SSDs.
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    Bought a VW DieselGate Passat!

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by JOD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... People ditched them over the emissions thing because of the amount of money they got back from VW on the buyback. ...</div></div> Exactly. A friend of mine had a diesel Jetta wagon...
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    Looking into a Prius

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by diyjake</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... Also they have to be the ugliest cars are there.</div></div> No kidding, the 4th generation Prius is a real eyesore!
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    2009 Lincoln MKZ & 2010 cadillac STS

    The rental cars I've seen get those bargain $20 oil changes too, but at 10,000 mile intervals!
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    What happened at Hyundai dealers

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by HondaBoyRacer</div><div class="ubbcode-body">not sure abt your dealership but the hyundai dealer local to me is full of d-bags. </div></div> The Lexus and Acura dealers near me are full of d-bags too. Seriously...
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    Re-purposing an old iPad

    Very nice KrisZ! I hope the battery holds up. My experience with repurposing old phones reflects what Uphill_Both_Ways pointed out: That these devices overcharge their batteries at 100% so left plugged in for months and years the batteries swell to self destruction. If only the phones and pads...
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    I'm making a prediction times2

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by PWMDMD</div><div class="ubbcode-body">... Most of the Acura dealerships don't give you a true "premium" experience either....</div></div> This is a real problem that Honda never addressed. Here the local Acura and Honda...
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    '20 Hyundai Sonata -- Wow-ee! Looks!

    As ls1mike has already written, beauty is in the eye of beholder. I will just add my opinion. To me, these popular brands and others have made their latest generation cars very ugly compared to before: Honda Lexus & Toyota Mercedes So with that perspective, the 2020 Sonata looks good...
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    Let Engine Idle or Turn Off?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Aero540T</div><div class="ubbcode-body">My boss had his rear hatch glass on his Excursion replaced and the glass guy left his van idling the entire 1-1.5hrs he was working on it. We couldn't figure out why he didn't just...
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    Valvoline eye candy

    I like the foil seals too, but they are not unique to Valvoline. I don't like the silly pour spout at all, I much prefer the regular circular openings. But I imagine that depends on the oil filler location, and on how old the dog pouring it in is. LOL I suspect that "Modern Engine" was a good...