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Messages - rcjordan

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>Sonic

Louise takes the grandkids.  I've never been.

>bigger impact on social relations than people think.

That was my intent, sorta, when I started the thread.  Barcodes have become a universal language  ...one that drones & bots will read fluently.

>hydraulics

Taken for granted -like steam power before it- but we're literally moving mountains with it now.

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Economics & Investing / Re: Brexit
« on: July 09, 2018, 03:36:36 PM »
>say more

I was hoping a Brit would jump in.  At the time, "pear-shaped" was more of a feeling or intuitive guess I Debbie drew from the large cloud of headlines I she saw running through my her feeds. Looks like I she might have been right, Boris resigned today.

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1 - hydraulic power
2 - barcodes

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Traffic / Re: I made a Web Ring 5 Days Ago. I'll see myself out.
« on: July 09, 2018, 12:31:34 AM »
Next thing you know, we'll be putting "Pages I Like" link pages at the back of our websites.

I used to spend hours every night digging through those.

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Water Cooler / Thanos Did Nothing Wrong
« on: July 07, 2018, 04:52:32 PM »
Subreddit got so active that I had to filter it in my feeds without actually knowing what it was about.  Article is interesting read.

https://www.engadget.com/2018/07/07/thanos-subreddit-ban-half-online-fan-communities/

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:16:39 AM »
My older brother had a Gremlin for a while. The other older brother had a Maverick.  Again, by today's standards both were incredibly crappy cars.  OTOH, the wholesale company used Rambler station wagons for the sales fleet.  They held up well and usually ended up in the family after they were retired with 100k miles on them.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 06, 2018, 06:35:53 PM »
>No radial tires either

Tires -and cars in general- sucked.  When I was 16, I burned off a set of tires every few months. I worked out a deal with a commercial truck recapper who did great work. They rode like rocks but would last as long as new --cost me $5/tire, I think.

Also radiators.  You couldn't go to the beach on a hot day without the car boiling over.

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>Maybe they should charge more sensible rates to physical shops.

Never crossed their mind.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: I remember when barcodes were new
« on: July 06, 2018, 03:32:06 PM »
> car seats.. nah

Crap no. Hell, seat belts weren't even required.  That big Oldsmobile (bench seats, remember those?) had a metal dashboard with a big, round, metal clock in the center. My mom used to tease that I had a permanent imprint of that clock in my forehead because I hit it so many times as a toddler --every time dad hit the brakes.

>car seat

Mom did find some sort of baby chair that clipped over the back of the seat. No padding. No belts. Just a hard seat with a metal bar across the front --sorta like a booster seat, except it hung on the back of a bench seat.

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Water Cooler / Re: 'Murica
« on: July 06, 2018, 02:07:49 AM »
Reddit was almost useless yesterday with all the fireworks posts.  There was one, however, that stood out as *truly" Murica.

https://i.imgur.com/7uD4cGv.gifv

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 “find a better way of taxing the digital economy” in order to reduce the tax advantages for online retailers compared to high street stores.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/07/05/hammond-promises-tax-digital-firms-business-rates-weigh-struggling/


Yeah, MORE taxes are the way to even things out.

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