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    I used simple electric mowers all my life. A...

    I used simple electric mowers all my life. A beefy electric motor attached to a metal chassis/unibody holding the wheels. With the push arm centrally mounted and pivotable. One lasted about...
  2. Thread: Gun control

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    You just made me remember our 1/2 size or so...

    You just made me remember our 1/2 size or so Western-style toy revolvers, which could fire off a whole roll of caps in about a minute. Think a little harder and I can remember that smell permeating...
  3. Thread: LEGO

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    It's... Ugly. Really Ugly. I actually saw...

    It's... Ugly. Really Ugly.

    I actually saw some Nanoblocks in a toy store half-way between here and Toronto. (Near a restaurant where my wife likes to meet her best friend). I thought about...
  4. YW you need to give up on that one and merely be...

    YW you need to give up on that one and merely be aware of the peculiar (mostly? entirely?) American usage.

    Then again, base on the sentence following it, you could almost make a literal approach...
  5. Thread: Politics

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    Um, (as you indicate) by no stretch of the...

    Um, (as you indicate) by no stretch of the imagination did he crush Hillary. I searched the web for UK protest signs, but didn't actually see any saying "Didn't actually win the popular vote".
    ...
  6. Wow. I like trying to get by on phones with only...

    Wow. I like trying to get by on phones with only 5G app storage. Though I don't actually use them as phones. Games, Strava, some browsing. I do use an SD card to put accumulated photes,...
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    White is usually considered in heraldry to be...

    White is usually considered in heraldry to be argent (silver).

    Sorry, it appears that heraldic descriptions (the original meaning of "blazon") are not generally created for U.S. state flags.
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    Hey, George, Jeopardy tells me "What's the state...

    Hey, George, Jeopardy tells me "What's the state flag of Coolerado, Alex?".

    But as I search the web I can't find a blazon (formal heraldic description) for it.
  9. Android phones seem to like to eat cheapo...

    Android phones seem to like to eat cheapo MicroSD, and then the alleged recovery tools make assumptions about the filesystems which Android violates. So, use quality MicroSD, not cheapo.


    Or...
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    Finally overcame all my excuses last Sunday. ...

    Finally overcame all my excuses last Sunday. There had been a couple of very hot weekends preceding, but this weekend was more moderate.

    Riding after 7 months off.

    A problem is I could not...
  11. Thread: Politics

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    Oh. That movie inspired Anonymous. I see. Oh. ...

    Oh. That movie inspired Anonymous. I see. Oh. It's actually a Guy Fawkes mask, originally.
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    82.35 km/hr? Getting past about 65mph runs into...

    82.35 km/hr? Getting past about 65mph runs into some serious natural resistance, I believe.
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    Congratulations, George. What was the...

    Congratulations, George. What was the temperature? That can make a big difference.

    Most riders actually don't use the drops a whole lot, BTW.
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    I hear there's a Laguna Seca replica somewhere in...

    I hear there's a Laguna Seca replica somewhere in California.... Yes, I wonder if the Nordschleife replica is/was an April Fools joke? (Mar 13, 2012, probably not...)
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    Hey! He's already started!!! ...

    Hey! He's already started!!!


    https://newatlas.com/nurburgring-replica-las-vegas/21801/
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    Migrated this from the notable sightings...

    Migrated this from the notable sightings thread...

    I saw a car slightly ahead of me one lane over with a sign on top. "Dad's Driving School". I wondered whether that was an appropriate name. After...
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    I wrote this respectfully, intending to post it in a particular recently-created thread, but decided I could not quite pull off the appropriate level of respect and relevance...
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    Real-life Red Rock Valley would be quite the feat...

    Real-life Red Rock Valley would be quite the feat of engineering, I think.
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    Last Sunday I almost seriously considered going...

    Last Sunday I almost seriously considered going to a real live car show. But the lawn needed cutting and my wife also wasn't terribly eager for either of us to go to the "Rod and Gun Club".
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    I came closest this year to actually getting out...

    I came closest this year to actually getting out Sunday morning. But some excuses overwhelmed me instead.
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    My 2016 Impreza is 2.0L non-turbo. It probably...

    My 2016 Impreza is 2.0L non-turbo. It probably gets slightly better than 10L/100km.

    The display I leave it on, "estimated range", possibly has a "don't empty the tank" factor built in. So even...
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    Realistically, I assume 10L/100km. (550km per...

    Realistically, I assume 10L/100km. (550km per fillup) from my 2016 2.0L 5door Impreza. The best I'll get for the display estimate plus mileage travelled since last fillup for the 55L tank is...
  23. Thread: Religion

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    So the Norwegian for "Hell" is somewhat similar...

    So the Norwegian for "Hell" is somewhat similar to what I thought the Swiss name for Switzerland was (based on my childhood "stamp-collecting", i.e. processing of one of those bags of stamps they...
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    This seems to be the third mention of "github" on...

    This seems to be the third mention of "github" on gtxf.


    Gee. This feels like it is going to be like when geocities took away their free pages (and for a while webring hosted scraped copies, but...
  25. Another gtxf mention of github.

    Another gtxf mention of github.
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