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Sun Dec 14

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:00 PM

Re: A simple but important driving lesson

Anyway, except if you are driving at the speed limit - if you are, too hell with them.

Pull over to the left lane with that attitude, if you ever have the opportunity on the German autobahn, and you will likely receive a Porsche [more]

Fri Dec 5

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:20 PM

Re: Dawning of Orion

Somewhat related, I saw an article this morning that mentioned the desperate shortage of Plutonium 238 and the problems for NASA in fuelling space missions when they are in dim space where solar panels are not effective.

There have [more]

Thu Dec 4

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:49 PM

Re: OT: You know who you are...

That problem is too easy. As the number of resistors approches infinity, the total resistance will approch zero because the more resistors you connect in parallel, the lower the resistance.

This article explains it.

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Wed Dec 3

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:16 PM

Re: OT rant. people spent $147M for this?

Wasted three hours of my life on "Interstellar" today.
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I went to the geezer matinee, so I'm only out 5 bux,


As an experienced geezer myself, I recommend checking out the DVDs at your local library. It will [more]

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:35 PM

Re: 100,000 mile Silverado

xtn,

I've found that brake fluid can absorb a significant amount of water without appearing any different. Personally I would flush out the old and bleed in the new.

Googling "How often should brake fluid be [more]

Tue Dec 2

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:41 PM

Re: 100,000 mile Silverado

Does anyone change brake and power steering fluid?

My Ford dealer has a neat little visual aid - he puts a dab of fluid next to a small sample of what it should look like, for brake, transmission, and power steering. [more]

Tue Nov 25

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 8:08 AM

Re: AverageJoe's 697th CaptionChallenge

http://dotcomjoe.com/caption697

Another Obama scheme to reduce greenhouse gases backfires.

Mon Nov 17

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:55 PM

Re: Power windows

If you have a power window that won't open or close,

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--Peter <== helping others learn from his stupidity


Hey, I think I resemble that stupidity.

And in that vein, if you happen to fire up a chain [more]

Sun Sep 28

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GrandpaRalph replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 12:45 PM

Re: This is amazing

I prefer Jesus in my pancakes.

Tue Sep 23

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GrandpaRalph replied to the New Paradigm Investing board. 3:49 PM

Re: OT: TA

Tinker,

Stocks that go up tend to keep going up, and stocks that go down tend to keep going down.

I did some statistical analysis a while back attempting to measure the truth of that statement, and was unable to find any [more]

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