Milligram46

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Sat Jul 26

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Milligram46 replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 7:26 PM

Re: How can I tell if engine is non-interference?

If the timing belt breaks and the top end is destroyed - interference.

If the timing belt breaks and the top end isn't destroyed, really lucky with the valves in the perfect spot at failure or non-interference.

Wait, you mean how do [more]

Fri Jul 25

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Milligram46 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:53 PM

Re: Stock Markets Cannot Fall ??

How do these events affect the profitability of Kimberly Clark, for instance?

Kimberly Clark's sales should be through the roof from all the toilet paper they are selling to wipe up the crap that is coming out of the Russian [more]

Thu Jul 24

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Milligram46 replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 9:43 AM

Re: Question about buying a used car

They won't let you inspect - run - run for your life.

Absolutely not an unreasonable request with the only shred of possibility being you're looking at $1000 hoopties.

Wed Jul 23

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Milligram46 replied to the Microsoft Corp. board. 4:22 PM

Re: The Merge

So, Microsoft looked at one of the big problems with Windows 8 (having a single OS try to serve multiple form-factors / user interaction models) and decided to double-down on that idea?

I'm losing the guarded optimism I had about
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Tue Jul 22

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 6:16 PM

Re: Unbelievable Housing Numbers

Puget Sound is the same. Some areas like Bellevue, Redmond, the Ballard area of Seattle are insane.

There is no inventory to speak of here, and there are a number of people flush with tech money cash.

Sat Jul 19

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:51 PM

Re: Drive it until it falls apart?

The car is paid off and it has been paid off for the last 5 years. The only problems I've had out of it is the Catalytic Converter. I replaced it with an after market converter about 4 years ago and now it's looking like I might need another one. [more]

Fri Jul 18

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 10:08 AM

Re: Drive it until it falls apart?

Keep until the wheels fall off.

150K Miles's a psychological number and you've gone past it. At that point, regardless of who makes the vehicles, things like AC compressors, master cylinders, brake lines, alternators, start to get hinky. [more]

Thu Jul 17

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Milligram46 posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 8:55 AM

Microsoft Laying Off 18K

Most will be notified within the next 6 months, seems about 12K are coming from Nokia.

Wed Jul 16

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Milligram46 replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 4:07 PM

Re: Best Burnout Ever!!

Total Nimrod. Brains of a head of lettuce, yada yada.

Someone has to climb the trees looking for fruit right?


This is why I'm against seatbelt and helmet laws. They keep people in the gene pool who would otherwise take [more]

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Milligram46 posted to the Microsoft Corp. board. 4:06 PM

Don't Know If Layoffs Will Help Microsoft

So the word is spreading like wildfire - the post-Ballmer restructuring is coming to Microsoft. I don't think this should be a big surprise, and the word is the cuts will be deeper than 2009-10 when 5,800 people (including your author in the last [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 2:27 PM

Re: The evidence is clear...

If this is true, no complaints here.

Bought at the absolute basement, and if true selling at the absolute peak. Bought a home in a very desirable neighborhood that had languished 9 months on the market with two price drops at about $200K [more]

Tue Jul 15

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Milligram46 posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 8:05 PM

Mutual Acceptance Post Inspection

It ain't over until the escrow papers are signed and your closed, but the last big milestone as a seller is crossed (the buyers get to have fun with mortgage bankers, setting up utilities, escrow, but I digress).

The only issue found was a [more]

Mon Jul 14

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Milligram46 replied to the Cars and Drivers board. 9:58 AM

Re: Best Burnout Ever!!

Dumbest burnout ever.

I'm deeply in favor of burnouts, but combining prolonged cheating with equipment abuse is just dumb...

Didn't that era GM fullsize have fuel tank issues?

Intentionally destroying an operating piece of [more]

Thu Jul 10

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Milligram46 posted to the Buying or Selling a Home board. 9:09 PM

Bothell House Sold

Was on the market four days (technically). I say technically as it was listed 7/3 in the PM and I don't think it would come as shock there as no action on 7/4.

Had 14 come through on Saturday alone, got an above asking price offer on Tuesday [more]

Fri Jun 20

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 11:15 PM

Re: Source says iWatch in October

Bah. I see an iWatch as viable as a dedicated TV.

Wed Jun 18

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Milligram46 posted to the Apple board. 4:18 PM

What?

No litany of posts mocking AMZN.

I'm disappointed - you bunch of slackers.

Sat Jun 14

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Milligram46 replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 1:57 AM

Re: Need a car

Get another Corolla

Fri Jun 13

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 9:40 AM

Re: First they came for our floppy discs

Steven, I've been using 3.5 mm aka 1/8" mono and stereo connectors since the 70s - a couple hundred million devices is a drop in the bucket compared to the billion and billion devices.

The Walkman used a 1/8" stereo adapter - aka [more]

Thu Jun 12

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:35 PM

Re: First they came for our floppy discs

Cornish also recently sat down with 9-to-5 Mac writer Jordan Kahn to discuss why the Lightning port might be good for consumers in the long run and how Apple has always been ahead of the industry game. You can read a transcript of that [more]

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Milligram46 replied to the Apple board. 7:27 PM

Re: Try Beats Music for 3 months free…

Amazon Prime now includes streaming music, and apparently works on iDevices - haven't used - just read.

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