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My dad runs a website with his music available as... 53,664 Views / 780 Replies  
My dad runs a website with his music available as MP3 downloads. The vast majority of his traffic is from Asia.

Maybe there are just a bunch of asian music lovers that want to try and find unique...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Apr 22, 2017 at 01:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A lot of these suggestions are terrible (sorry!)... 1,228 Views / 39 Replies  
A lot of these suggestions are terrible (sorry!) for what you are asking for.

If you want a long gun for self defense I suggest a shotgun, I would suggest a pump action since the sound alone will...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 2, 2017 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.npr.org/2015/07/31/427990392/rememberin... 1,043 Views / 34 Replies  
http://www.npr.org/2015/07/31/427990392/remembering-when-driverless-elevators-drew-skepticism

There is a lot of history that compares the hesitations discussed here to when elevators lost the...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Oct 24, 2016 at 07:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Welp... I was wondering when this would all come... 4,686 Views / 187 Replies  
Welp... I was wondering when this would all come to an end. It's been fun.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jun 22, 2016 at 12:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
there are exceptions, but 5 minutes and a google... 1,029 Views / 26 Replies  
there are exceptions, but 5 minutes and a google search will tell you if you car has oil change problems, or any other problems for that matter. The vast majority of cars are just fine with what the...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 11, 2016 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Laminar FTW... Run what the manual says (for... 1,029 Views / 26 Replies  
Laminar FTW...

Run what the manual says (for the most part) and change at recommended intervals according to the manual.

Switching from synthetic to dino or back again will have zero bad...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 10, 2016 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
post it for free on craigslist, a scrapper in an... 708 Views / 14 Replies  
post it for free on craigslist, a scrapper in an overloaded ford truck will stop by and pick it all up in very little time.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 21, 2015 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The library is a great resource for CD based... 1,010 Views / 27 Replies  
The library is a great resource for CD based audio books.

if I am on a multi-hour trip an audio book is just about mandatory, otherwise I get sleepy.

I also read a lot as it is, so audiobooks...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 8, 2015 at 08:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You said nothing about checking the alignment.... 883 Views / 10 Replies  
You said nothing about checking the alignment. You said they rotated the tires.

As long as they did not adjust the alignment (and assuming they ACTUALLY put it on an alignment rack, which is...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 19, 2015 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thank you all for your help… looks like ebay... 1,757 Views / 18 Replies  
Thank you all for your help…

looks like ebay wins in the price dept.

I will keep shopping, I had some other expenses come up so this project will get shelved for the time being. maybe next...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 17, 2015 at 10:12 PM, in Mac Desktops
Where to buy used macpro (old style) 1,757 Views / 18 Replies  
I have a MacPro 1.1, which is seriously showing its age. I want to buy a newer mac pro, but I don't have the budget for the $3k brand new one.

Craigslist only seems to have 1.1s, and ebay can be...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:55 PM, in Mac Desktops
highly unlikely that sears is at fault. the... 883 Views / 10 Replies  
highly unlikely that sears is at fault.

the components used during an oil change are usually far apart from the steering rack. it's coincidence.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 15, 2015 at 12:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1st… DO NOT OPEN THE RAD CAP WHEN HOT! the... 749 Views / 18 Replies  
1st… DO NOT OPEN THE RAD CAP WHEN HOT! the coolant system is a pressure system. Water boils at a higher temperature under pressure, thus it's more efficient to operate under pressure, they are...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Akamai is HUGE, the fact that MILLIONS of people... 721 Views / 36 Replies  
Akamai is HUGE, the fact that MILLIONS of people were allowed to get the update today without a huge issue is testament to the ability of the existing setup.

the wiki page for akamai is...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Sep 20, 2013 at 03:44 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have learned something through this thread... 1,013 Views / 39 Replies  
I have learned something through this thread derailment, I appreciate the explanation, it never made sense to me either.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jun 27, 2013 at 12:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
HA! well at least he can save and spend... fuels... 874 Views / 22 Replies  
HA! well at least he can save and spend... fuels the economy at the very least.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jun 15, 2013 at 02:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thats awesome! One of the most helpful... 874 Views / 22 Replies  
Thats awesome!

One of the most helpful things I learned about dealing with money (credit cards specifically) was about how interest works... Someone sat me down and showed me how much interest...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 30, 2013 at 12:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
LOVE my Sony MDR7506 Professional Grade STUDIO... 973 Views / 26 Replies  
LOVE my Sony MDR7506 Professional Grade STUDIO headphones... and it's no gimmick, they are very very common is professional audio studios...

Why use anything other then what the person who is...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 3, 2013 at 12:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to own a YZF600R too! sold it to buy a... 1,826 Views / 18 Replies  
I used to own a YZF600R too! sold it to buy a dual sport though... MUCH more fun. (DRZ400E) I want to get a set of supermoto tires for it eventually.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Apr 11, 2013 at 10:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I would imagine that P90 mag is worth a lot right... 953 Views / 38 Replies  
I would imagine that P90 mag is worth a lot right now. But I guess it's just my state thats going bananas about magazines (colorado)
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Apr 10, 2013 at 01:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
interesting fact, there is a military designation... 2,291 Views / 19 Replies  
interesting fact, there is a military designation for Paracord, and there is a difference to the commercial made products, its a small difference, but of course the real military stuff is better...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 3, 2013 at 11:46 AM, in MacNN Lounge
the oil pressure light comes on WHEN THERE IS NO... 7,805 Views / 168 Replies  
the oil pressure light comes on WHEN THERE IS NO OIL PRESSURE! this is HORRIBLE for the engine!

check the level and add a quart of oil to it, if you dont know how to do this, then take it to a...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 24, 2013 at 06:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thats a $5k lens... 636 Views / 9 Replies  
Thats a $5k lens...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 15, 2013 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
223/5.56 will way over penetrate, you should look... 2,154 Views / 69 Replies  
223/5.56 will way over penetrate, you should look at something like a tactical shotgun (remington 870) or a pistol w/ hollow points.

I have guns that shoot all three of the above calibers and I...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Feb 15, 2013 at 03:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Contact the store... as a retail slave, I would... 537 Views / 20 Replies  
Contact the store... as a retail slave, I would kind of enjoy tracking something like this down... a little bit of a story would be good to include when you talk to them
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Dec 3, 2012 at 07:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/ I... 537 Views / 20 Replies  
http://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/

I posted it under your screen name, check your PMs for the account password
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Nov 28, 2012 at 06:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Agreed andi.... I am pretty knowledgable... 47,974 Views / 25 Replies  
Agreed andi....

I am pretty knowledgable about cars, but when I was younger I would have made the same mistake.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Sep 14, 2012 at 08:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have a 94 pickup, the Toyota 3.0L v6 engines... 47,974 Views / 25 Replies  
I have a 94 pickup, the Toyota 3.0L v6 engines were notorious for blowing head gaskets... not to say that the monkeys did not accelerate the failure, but those engines are total crap... the 3.4L v6...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Sep 13, 2012 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Zombie thread! Whoa... it's been a long time... 47,974 Views / 25 Replies  
Zombie thread! Whoa... it's been a long time since I have seen a thread this old get booted to the front page.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Sep 9, 2012 at 03:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
if you are interested in nice tools, especially... 327 Views / 2 Replies  
if you are interested in nice tools, especially in electronics. You should be aware of the JIS standard "phillips" screws.
...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Sep 6, 2012 at 06:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was a huge mandolux fan, but it seems as though... 333 Views / 4 Replies  
I was a huge mandolux fan, but it seems as though he lost his archives and is busy with other life adventures, but what you can find are awesome, he did a lot of dual and triple monitor desktops
...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Aug 16, 2012 at 11:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Typically when they are beveled it is to increase... 760 Views / 11 Replies  
Typically when they are beveled it is to increase stiffness, they can be made individually with a dimple die or on a stamping machine.

Here is a company that sells individual dies targeted at the...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jul 31, 2012 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have not used that chirp software, but I use... 311 Views / 3 Replies  
I have not used that chirp software, but I use this on my yaesu vx-6r
http://www.kc8unj.com/

It works well, I use the cheap USB cable from kawamall on eBay.


I will have to try that...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jul 16, 2012 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have really like anything by TUMI, they are... 1,129 Views / 36 Replies  
I have really like anything by TUMI, they are expensive but they are well built and last a long time.

24 cards? are you crazy!
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I joined when I was about the same age as you...... 797 Views / 13 Replies  
I joined when I was about the same age as you... I'm 26 now. wow... I have been here a long time.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 3, 2012 at 11:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Uhm, Wha? Who? where? 1,262 Views / 40 Replies  
Uhm, Wha? Who? where?
Posted by phantomdragonz, on May 1, 2012 at 09:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I figured that was a given... 787 Views / 25 Replies  
I figured that was a given...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think any time that has good quality health... 787 Views / 25 Replies  
I think any time that has good quality health care is a good one. having a holodeck would be very nice though...

want to be a formula 1 Racer?
how about some epic ski trips?
drive any huge...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Apr 5, 2012 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am looking at painting my truck soon, did you... 1,232 Views / 55 Replies  
I am looking at painting my truck soon, did you have any automotive painting experience? any advice for someone who has never done it.

I plan on two stage white, so not terribly difficult.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I learned my lesson, I will never wait for an... 531 Views / 3 Replies  
I learned my lesson, I will never wait for an iDevice again... although I only waited 2 hours, and thats only because I had best buy gift cards, otherwise I would have ordered online.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 17, 2012 at 10:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Apple, Macintosh, iPod and iPhone news | MacNN... 970 Views / 27 Replies  
Apple, Macintosh, iPod and iPhone news | MacNN (http://www.macnn.com/)

well that does look a lot better...

but still, it's been depressing that this site is dropping in readership so much.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
it seems obvious that this forum which I have... 970 Views / 27 Replies  
it seems obvious that this forum which I have been a member for the past 11 years is dying.

it's a shame, Without the main page drawing traffic it will keep new members from checking this place...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
box cutter at work, SOG powerlock and XD9... 2,739 Views / 137 Replies  
box cutter at work,

SOG powerlock and XD9 supcompact in the woods, but I can carry anywhere
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
gets some baking soda and create a DIY soda... 752 Views / 12 Replies  
gets some baking soda and create a DIY soda blaster...

$15 DIY Soda Blaster - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YI_Bnl6l-OY)

the baking soda will wash away once dipped in water... be...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Dec 18, 2011 at 10:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
follow whatever the manufacturer recommends.... ... 1,325 Views / 27 Replies  
follow whatever the manufacturer recommends....

however the ideal engine break in procedure is to throw it on a dyno and beat the snot out of it (to get the rings to seal very well) and then...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Dec 18, 2011 at 10:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought that was something along the lines of... 581 Views / 7 Replies  
I thought that was something along the lines of blinker fluid or a muffler bearing... Until I googled it.

WTF would you want a valve on your clutch! it's supposed to be violent if you F it up!
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
WTB: MacPro 1.1 video card 336 Views / 0 Replies  
I know there are a handful of cards that work on a MacPro 1.1 (the first generation) if you have one and don't want an arm and a leg for it let me know.

anything but the faulty X1900XT (which...
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Nov 29, 2011 at 09:57 PM, in Marketplace
there are a few near me, but I believe they are... 552 Views / 6 Replies  
there are a few near me, but I believe they are all concrete, and are a lot lamer then that one... wow... Now, those related videos are a lot more entertaining!
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Nov 24, 2011 at 12:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I loved the "bounce" feature on the older version... 1,658 Views / 12 Replies  
I loved the "bounce" feature on the older version of mail, I wish they would bring that back... it seemed to work for me.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Nov 21, 2011 at 11:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
the only time I would ever do this is if I could... 712 Views / 23 Replies  
the only time I would ever do this is if I could reach in and turn it off through an open window, and it was an old enough car that the owner was probably hoping it would get stolen.
Posted by phantomdragonz, on Nov 19, 2011 at 04:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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