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Thu Apr 28

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 9:41 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

As did I. I guess that explains our conditions now, eh?

That, and leaded paint, and lead in gasoline. :-)


I still consider it a minor miracle that I didn't lose at least one eye to the Jarts in the garage.

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:29 AM

Re: China's Copycat Cars Compete With Western Gi

When Jiangling can match German safety, Japanese precision, and American luxury, all at once, then I'll start to worry.

Wed Apr 27

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 12:50 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

You're going to have more heat transfer at a large delta T. I would think that filling that crawfish pot with peanut oil and raising the temperature above 212F would lead to increased heat transfer.

This is correct. That finned tubing [more]

Tue Apr 26

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 8:05 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

How much actual science and math can you use before this is no longer a redneck pool heater?

No matter how much actual science and math go into the design, it all goes out the window as soon as you hook it up and scream, "Here, [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 10:14 AM

Re: The Prom

ebay link

What happened to that poor guy? Looks like someone turned him into Stretch Armstrong!

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 10:09 AM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

I don't know how you'd get a radiator on top of a gas grill,

You lay it flat, maybe take out the grilling grills and lava rock (if any). Compared to the rest of the redneckery being proposed, this is the easy part :)

Mon Apr 25

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Living Below Your Means board. 11:49 PM

Re: The Prom

And I don't get the whole "promposal" thing. I went to three proms in high school--twice with boys I was dating, and my own was with a guy pal where the promposal was "you going with anyone to prom?" "No." "Wanna [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Building / Maintaining a Home board. 6:02 PM

Re: Redneck Pool Heater

Hardly efficient, but it'll work. If you have the time and patience, getting a radiator from the scrap yard would probably improve heat transfer a fair bit. What you're looking for is to maximize both surface area and flow rate. Surface area is where [more]

Thu Apr 14

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:38 PM

Re: US Oil To Fall Faster Than Expected

Um, I am thinking that this has more to do with the price of oil rather than the lack of oil in the ground. They are just waiting to see if price recovers before investing more, I bet.

Yep... as I love to say (and as the various ME [more]

Wed Apr 13

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 AM

Re: CIA behind Panama Papers

It's the classic detective thought process. Yes, the CIA had the means. Yes, the CIA had the opportunity. But what would the motive be?

My guess would be to aid another agency in their pursuit of $RIGHTEOUS_GOAL. Consider, for a [more]

Tue Apr 12

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 2:46 PM

Re: Second Oil Pan Gasket Failed On Impulse

They did last service 6 years ago before he parked the car and it sat.

Then I would suspect that there's more than just the oil pan gasket that's dried/cracked/rotted.

Mon Apr 11

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Buying and Maintaining a Car board. 11:49 PM

Re: Second Oil Pan Gasket Failed On Impulse

Starting to have my concerns on competency here -- or if there is a larger issue that is going to come up.

If it's the same management, and (probably) the same techs, that you've been satisfied with for sixteen years, I doubt they're [more]

Sun Apr 10

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:48 AM

Re: Panama Papers Putin Op?

Or are we seeing the global elite starting to fight each other?

I truly hope so. Once *that* mud starts flying, the rabble-rousing raised by $NOMINEE could very well turn into pitchforks, tar, feathers, and gallows (depending on the [more]

Thu Apr 7

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 9:07 PM

Re: Good DVD ripping software - free or otherwis

What is *NIX?
All the many flavors of UNIX... OSX, Linux, BSD, and the like.

Do you know of any robust and easy to use DVD ripping software that I can buy - to avoid the frustration of failure with free software?
Go [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Help with this STUPID computer! board. 6:30 PM

Re: Good DVD ripping software - free or otherwise

Without getting into *NIX as your OS, AnyDVD/AnyDVD-HD generally received top marks for what you propose. They shut down in February citing regulatory issues (copyright holders threatening them), but re-opened under a new banner about a month later.

Fri Apr 1

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:12 PM

Re: The world's bulging waistline

Tim: buncha stuff

I have been hitting FA at the worst of it, but as you say, it does seem to be a losing battle. I simply can't believe Wendy alone kept all this crap in check, so either she had an army of lieutenants who also helped [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:20 AM

Re: OT: Dumb Qs for Hardcore Techies

Just put the documents on a few DVDs and/or thumb drives and leave them with your executor/trustee...

Recordable optical media (CD-R and DVD-R) is not recommended for archival usage, the organic dye degrades over time, the physical [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:17 AM

Re: The world's bulging waistline

This one is easy.

Increased obesity, increased medical spending. Spend more money on medical treatment, less on other things.

What is so hard abou that?


Well, for starters, there's no mention of pharma companies [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:52 AM

Re: OT: Dumb Qs for Hardcore Techies

1. No. Any provider can change their terms of service, including providing no service at all (e.g. going out of business) at any time, usually for any reason, with minimal, if any, notification to their users.

2. Not that I'm aware of. Most [more]

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mmrmnhrm replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 AM

Re: The world's bulging waistline

Do you intend to at least attempt to connect these off-topic posts with some sort of economic analysis, or just seeing how far you can push before the entire board starts FA'ing you? At the very least, you could put an 'OT' at the front of your [more]

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