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With an aftermarket system, all bets are off for... 62,763 Views / 481 Replies  
With an aftermarket system, all bets are off for safety. In my wife's old car, you couldn't shift out of park without pressing the brake. If you remote start the car, if you forget to put the key in...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 12, 2019 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This couldn't happen with an automatic, so it had... 62,763 Views / 481 Replies  
This couldn't happen with an automatic, so it had to have been a manual, and they did offer the IS300 in a manual. If the aftermarket system didn't include some kind of neutral switch, it's possible...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 12, 2019 at 03:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
100% agree. 460 Views / 53 Replies  
100% agree.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 12, 2019 at 07:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I drive two of them multiple times per day. ... 460 Views / 53 Replies  
I drive two of them multiple times per day.



I'm not worried about average speed. I'm worried about frequency of zero speed, which is higher with intersections and lower with roundabouts.

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Posted by Laminar, on Dec 11, 2019 at 01:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
By design, cars expect to and often have to stop... 460 Views / 53 Replies  
By design, cars expect to and often have to stop at traditional intersections. This makes pedestrian crossing easier.

By design, cars expect not to and often don't have to stop at roundabouts....
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 11, 2019 at 08:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
How old does my kid need to be before I can show... 1,006 Views / 52 Replies  
How old does my kid need to be before I can show him this movie? It's rated PG, but that's '80s PG that allows an F-bomb. Not quite Airplane-level PG that has boobs, but still.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 10, 2019 at 05:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't trains in America also run on the wrong... 439 Views / 15 Replies  
Don't trains in America also run on the wrong side?
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 9, 2019 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Kudos to the big truck driver for getting his ass... 62,763 Views / 481 Replies  
Kudos to the big truck driver for getting his ass out of the way and not making it a three-car accident.
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 9, 2019 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Roundabouts near me are two lanes wide. The right... 460 Views / 53 Replies  
Roundabouts near me are two lanes wide. The right lane is for taking the first exit or going "straight." The left lane is for going "straight" or taking the third exit. These designations are marked...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 9, 2019 at 10:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
NEW SIG sick 1,006 Views / 52 Replies  
NEW SIG sick
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 5, 2019 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Espresso is straight - no cream or sugar. ... 1,006 Views / 52 Replies  
Espresso is straight - no cream or sugar.

Cold brew is taken with a splash of something preferably unsweetened. Plus for non-dairy, for no real good reason. Uh...I mean...F$%K DAIRY.
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Posted by Laminar, on Dec 5, 2019 at 05:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This happened with the last pack of paper towels... 30,436 Views / 333 Replies  
This happened with the last pack of paper towels we got at Costco. I don't think the perforations were incomplete, but they were weak and every towel brought half the next one with it.



This...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 5, 2019 at 09:30 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I should pull my dashcam footage from the... 460 Views / 53 Replies  
I should pull my dashcam footage from the roundabout yesterday. The main road goes straight through, each side exit is a side road. I had to go 3/4 of the way through to get to my exit. SUV across...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 4, 2019 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With an automatic transmission, the park pawl is... 62,763 Views / 481 Replies  
With an automatic transmission, the park pawl is designed to hold the full load of the car. For the car to break the pawl and roll would be almost unheard of.

If you're applying the ebrake after...
Posted by Laminar, on Dec 3, 2019 at 09:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe it's just me or I'm doing something wrong,... 30,436 Views / 333 Replies  
Maybe it's just me or I'm doing something wrong, but I just noticed that if I'm on YouTube and watching a video and hit the back button, once the browser goes back a page, the video I was watching...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 30, 2019 at 09:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Just upgraded to Catalina this morning and I... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
Just upgraded to Catalina this morning and I didn't see this happen when I woke it up tonight. Fingers crossed...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 28, 2019 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
- Better longevity - diesel engine blocks are... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
- Better longevity - diesel engine blocks are historically overbuilt giant, heavy iron blocks
- Better low end power for pulling/hauling - they are rarely capable of revving over 4000rpm so they're...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 27, 2019 at 02:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So here's a long, rambling tangent. Wife... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
So here's a long, rambling tangent.

Wife got a new car recently and I put snow tires on it for the season. I joked about how I should have put some big, beefy mud tires on it so we could take it...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 27, 2019 at 11:00 AM, in MacNN Lounge
And I judge people who paid $1.99 to unlock the... 62,763 Views / 481 Replies  
And I judge people who paid $1.99 to unlock the Delorean in Rock League.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 27, 2019 at 08:56 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For the wildlife. ... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
For the wildlife.

https://i.imgur.com/TtrWJed.gif
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 27, 2019 at 08:54 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That's a feature, not a bug. They've been making... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
That's a feature, not a bug. They've been making the Model S for seven years now without a major visual refresh, and it has held up. It's recognizable without being outlandish, and it hasn't aged...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 26, 2019 at 09:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
The bed is 6.5 feet, which is the standard length... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
The bed is 6.5 feet, which is the standard length for a normal 2-door pickup. Most of the four door pickups you see in the suburbs have 5.5 foot beds. A "long bed" truck has an 8' bed.

He claims...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 22, 2019 at 03:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Those are legit. Probably some of the best bang... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
Those are legit. Probably some of the best bang for the buck snow tires out there. Plenty of RallyCrossers like them for offroad use because they're nice and durable, too.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 18, 2019 at 10:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Made good use of my discount, new snow tires all... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
Made good use of my discount, new snow tires all around.

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Dh-70wKw-800x600.jpeg
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Posted by Laminar, on Nov 13, 2019 at 04:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Using an adapter requires having an adapter,... 29,381 Views / 230 Replies  
Using an adapter requires having an adapter, using a cable requires having a cable - both things that are easily lost, broken, or forgotten. You could just as easily say that there are no downsides...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 13, 2019 at 02:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The iPhoto/Photos library going to a single file... 17,464 Views / 101 Replies  
The iPhoto/Photos library going to a single file requiring you to "Show Package Contents" to actually get at your pictures is similar, no? I don't necessarily need to write to those files, but on...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
How high up does Wellsville go? If you're 10 feet... 1,255 Views / 8 Replies  
How high up does Wellsville go? If you're 10 feet above the ground, are you still in Wellsville? 1000 feet? 10,000?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 12, 2019 at 05:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The dumbest thing that Windows XP did (okay, not... 17,464 Views / 101 Replies  
The dumbest thing that Windows XP did (okay, not the dumbest, but one of a huuuuge number of dumb things) was to have the C drive contents hidden by default. I set up so many XP machines and every...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 12, 2019 at 04:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm interested in what was lost. 17,464 Views / 101 Replies  
I'm interested in what was lost.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 12, 2019 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-11-at-4.59.40-PM.png
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 12, 2019 at 12:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
But I'd pay $45/hr not to interact with a... 30,436 Views / 333 Replies  
But I'd pay $45/hr not to interact with a cashier, so it all evens out.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 02:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird, all of my cars have the odo visible at all... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
Weird, all of my cars have the odo visible at all times. The trip meter can be shown or hidden, though.

Dropped my car off last night to get snow tires installed today, only to wake up to several...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, the messages require acknowledgement, so I... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
Well, the messages require acknowledgement, so I can't just ignore them. I'll look into the script. Maybe the Mac Pro Upgrade Facebook group has some ideas, they are the ones that recommended this...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 09:04 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Didn't have anything planned for dinner last... 2,307 Views / 44 Replies  
Didn't have anything planned for dinner last night so I whipped up some fried rice with whatever we had lying around.

- 1.5 C Jasmine rice
- 4 eggs
- 2 chicken breasts
- 1 C peas
- 2 carrots,...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 11, 2019 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Gah - now whenever the computer wakes up, it gets... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
Gah - now whenever the computer wakes up, it gets mad that I improperly ejected all hard drives on the USB3 card. Apparently in 2014/2015 this was a "known issue" but no one has a solution for it...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wait...what car is that?? That sounds...awful.... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
Wait...what car is that?? That sounds...awful. Like...they expect you to reach through the steering wheel to access some functions?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In OS X, through the new USB 3 PCI card. Remember... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
In OS X, through the new USB 3 PCI card. Remember when Macs were expandable? It's nice.

http://www.mikaelvroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Screen-Shot-2019-11-10-at-1.11.36-PM.png
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 10, 2019 at 03:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use the white distilled stuff in the laundry to... 6,934 Views / 26 Replies  
I use the white distilled stuff in the laundry to get the musty stuff out. Bleach couldn't touch it, but vinegar gets the towels smelling fresh again.

We had a recent bout of fruit flies, to the...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 9, 2019 at 10:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh dang. I was doing it from a distance on the... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
Oh dang. I was doing it from a distance on the projector and couldn't even see that they were different tests. I just thought it was a way to compare different drives. That makes a lot more sense.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2019 at 10:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Okay, I bought a 10TB external drive. Hooked it... 3,042 Views / 27 Replies  
Okay, I bought a 10TB external drive. Hooked it up to the Windows 10 box and made an SMB share. The only problem is that when speed testing the read/write, it's garbage.

The top two are internal...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 8, 2019 at 11:33 AM, in MacNN Lounge
All green stars. 30,436 Views / 333 Replies  
All green stars.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We started getting Jasmine rice from Trader... 2,307 Views / 44 Replies  
We started getting Jasmine rice from Trader Joe's. Cooking it in chicken broth instead of water add even more richness and flavor to a dish.

We ran out of the Jasmine and tried to make some...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 02:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I use whatever I got in a Christmas gift box... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
I use whatever I got in a Christmas gift box years ago. I'm not good about cleaning my cars.

I do use Meguiar's leather treatment stuff and treat the leather a few times a year, that stuff will...
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do four minors make a major? 30,436 Views / 333 Replies  
Do four minors make a major?
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Wife can't use AirPods, they fall right out. They... 29,381 Views / 230 Replies  
Wife can't use AirPods, they fall right out. They work great for me, I can whip my head all over and they don't move.
Posted by Laminar, on Nov 4, 2019 at 09:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We usually get about 12 kids a year. This year my... 1,600 Views / 9 Replies  
We usually get about 12 kids a year. This year my wife was proud that she grabbed candy early, and that she got both good candy and also peanut-free candy.

A total of about 320 pieces of candy.
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Posted by Laminar, on Oct 31, 2019 at 04:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. Supreme Court Judges (Evangelicals got their... 662 Views / 8 Replies  
1. Supreme Court Judges (Evangelicals got their wish)
2. Economy is doing great (through untenable deficit spending that will eventually crash hard)
3. Anti-immigrant sentiment risen (racists are...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 28, 2019 at 08:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The Sharpie is a nice touch. 24,859 Views / 297 Replies  
The Sharpie is a nice touch.
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 25, 2019 at 09:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know if you've said this before - is this... 14,547 Views / 212 Replies  
I don't know if you've said this before - is this going to be like a Sundance thing or other kind of indie release? Or is it straight to Victrola?
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 24, 2019 at 02:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes! I didn't check that they'd swap over, but... 158,400 Views / 984 Replies  
Yes! I didn't check that they'd swap over, but I'm assuming they will. Here's hoping...
Posted by Laminar, on Oct 23, 2019 at 09:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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