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    Unfortunately, that is getting harder and harder...

    Unfortunately, that is getting harder and harder to do.... https://www.yahoo.com/food/whats-the-deal-with-mexican-coke-82926083330.html



    Similar here. Sprite/7-up are still tolerable, but dark...
  2. Thread: Side Jobs

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    Uber is asking for trouble in a number of ways....

    Uber is asking for trouble in a number of ways.
    Your insurance will deny any claims if they find out that you were driving for hire (why were there 3 complete strangers with suitcases in your car?)...
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    ??????????? You mean as in legal recourse?...

    ???????????



    You mean as in legal recourse?

    No.

    Just clean it and pitch the preshave oil... it is not needed.
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    The rating may be 75, but it's a dynamic, rather...

    The rating may be 75, but it's a dynamic, rather than static rating... 75 pounds dropped from 3ft is the old ANSI standard that steel toe shoes used to have to meet. That is a minimum to meet the...
  5. Thread: 9mm Ar

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    That's awesome. I can do a pistol build from an...

    That's awesome.
    I can do a pistol build from an 80% lower, but California won't let me run the NFA paperwork for the SBR.
    I'm stuck with a minimum 14" barrel with a 2" flash hider pinned and welded.
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    Wet surface saved my butt. I was 19 or 20,...

    Wet surface saved my butt.

    I was 19 or 20, worked at a produce company in LA.
    Hired in on the order desk, boss decided to use me to make the night pickups at the airport and save a few bucks...
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    Yup... most important thing to remember is that...

    Yup... most important thing to remember is that they don't turn like a car... they will flip over if turned when going too fast.

    Beyond that....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oB6DN5dYWo
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    I've had things far heavier than 75 pounds...

    I've had things far heavier than 75 pounds dropped and rolled across my feet. Of course, the drop height makes a big difference as well. A 26,000lb truck rolling over your toe might be an "oops"...
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    Ya, it's a familiarity thing. Within one...

    Ya, it's a familiarity thing.
    Within one generation, it can become natural, but for those involved in the transition, it's like learning a new language, but not being fluent.
    "Que dia es hoy?"...
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    If you are forced to the sub shop, get the 6"...

    If you are forced to the sub shop, get the 6" rather than the foot-long.
    The 6" hot pastrami is 580 calories at Subway... Getting two 6" rather than two footlongs would have kept you under today...
  11. Meh... just a Fatboy that someone had replated....

    Meh... just a Fatboy that someone had replated.
    I'll give ya' $10 for it.


    :biggrin:
  12. Sorbitol. Beware ANYTHING containing Sorbitol....

    Sorbitol.

    Beware ANYTHING containing Sorbitol.

    I got "smacked" on a road trip from LA to 'Frisco. I had to leave after work, so chewed Orbit to help stay alert.

    One stick... lost it's...
  13. Correct. It is available at B&H and probably...

    Correct. It is available at B&H and probably Adorama. Student discounts are available.
  14. Thread: Nikon D4

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    +1 I'm not familiar with Canon gear, but I do...

    +1

    I'm not familiar with Canon gear, but I do know that their top end gear is top-notch, as is Nikon.
    It's a Ford/Chevy thing.

    When I decided to upgrade my Nikon D3100, I upgraded to a D7100...
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    I have a Commodore and a 56, both in best. I...

    I have a Commodore and a 56, both in best.
    I also have a Rover, Emperor, and Wee Scot (as well as a Whipped Dog, two Rudy Vey/D01, one Rudy Vey with a Whipped Dog knot, Frank's turnback travel...
  16. Thread: Wingtip Shoes

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    As I mentioned above, agreed. A&E is the best...

    As I mentioned above, agreed.
    A&E is the best you're going to get for under $400, just as Florsheim is among the best you're going to get in the $80-150 range.
    In my mind, the jury is still out on...
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    Sticky: Way, way, way cool.

    Way, way, way cool.
  18. Big +1 on that... even for the same person but...

    Big +1 on that... even for the same person but different blades.

    My Wacker goes 6+ months between honings, and is used nearly every day.
    My Dovo blades can only go a few weeks before they're...
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    Not unlike Jos.a.Banks The SNL skit last...

    Not unlike Jos.a.Banks

    The SNL skit last weekend was funny... compared JAB suits to paper towels... cheap, absorbent, disposable, and they disintegrate WITHOUT water!
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    Get a small reverse-twist drill bit and carefully...

    Get a small reverse-twist drill bit and carefully drill the center.
    At some point, the bit will likely grab and begin to back the screw out.

    Failing that, you will have a hole started for an...
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    The brush and mug, overpriced but at least it's...

    The brush and mug, overpriced but at least it's in the range of "mad money" where it's not going to break the bank, and the Rubberset can be reknotted and turned into an heirloom.

    On the...
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    Not a huge fan of ham, and it's just the two of...

    Not a huge fan of ham, and it's just the two of us left in California, so most holidays are turkey breast (a whole bird would be a waste due to the size and both of us preferring white meat), or...
  23. The scrubbing bubbles should not have damaged the...

    The scrubbing bubbles should not have damaged the plating, unless perhaps it was allowed to soak.
    You could just have a very heavy layer of scum.

    I don't normally recommend this.... but perhaps...
  24. Thread: Wingtip Shoes

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    I have no problem with toes. My strands holed in...

    I have no problem with toes. My strands holed in the center, just behind the ball of my foot. I couldn't believe that I had that happen in 6 months... I've NEVER holed a dress shoe, even when...
  25. Thread: Wingtip Shoes

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    None of them are what they were 20-40 years ago,...

    None of them are what they were 20-40 years ago, and that includes Allen Edmonds.
    Might fare better with Alden, and absolutely with the European crafted shoes, but that's getting into some serious...
  26. Thread: Wingtip Shoes

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    Track down a local cobbler, you'll need one....

    Track down a local cobbler, you'll need one.
    Your heels and soles will need replacing long before the upper is showing its age.
    I've been in my current position for just short of 2 years, and in...
  27. SWMBO suggested putting a candy dish on my...

    SWMBO suggested putting a candy dish on my desk... with a mix of M&Ms and Skittles.
    Two flavors that just don't go together, in a form not easily separated when mixed in a bowl.
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    I've not seen alum in grocery stores in my area....

    I've not seen alum in grocery stores in my area.
    Supposedly, Indian grocers typically carry it in crystal form, supposedly potassium alum.
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    Check your ingredient labels before using "just...

    Check your ingredient labels before using "just any" alum deodorant stick for shaving (and even for deodorant).

    Some do not specify the type of alum. I do not purchase those.
    Some specify...
  30. Thread: Cult of Arko

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    Lately I've been pulling a "superlather" of...

    Lately I've been pulling a "superlather" of sorts.

    I'll apply the Arko stick normally to my face and head, but then prep the brush normally with the bowl of MWF.

    Wow... Best lather ever! ...
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    Sticky: Picked up a bottle of Jesse James Bourbon. Quite...

    Picked up a bottle of Jesse James Bourbon.
    Quite surprised... it is pretty smooth. Wife does not like most bourbons at all (taste like gasoline to her) and she prefers Rye.
    For $14, I was...
  32. Thread: Aviator frames

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    Used to be a big fan. Moved on to wraps when I...

    Used to be a big fan.
    Moved on to wraps when I started riding.
    Now that I need prescription, I wear "Geekwear" in a Clubmaster style.


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    One of my best shaves.... and most unpleasant......

    One of my best shaves.... and most unpleasant... was using Shave Moisture Shea Butter African Black Soap shave cream.

    No lather, and a combination of the smell and the texture... I literally felt...
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    Meh... First wife, met at church. Marriage...

    Meh...

    First wife, met at church.
    Marriage lasted 3 years.

    Met 2nd wife in a bar.
    This June will be 27 years.
  35. 435519 Unfortunately, Cutting Edge is...

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    Unfortunately, Cutting Edge is currently not doing business.
    He was very accommodating in making custom stands for me with the "floor" cut back to allow me to space them closer.
    I've got...
  36. Nom nom!

    Nom nom!
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    Poll: That's what the OP was all about. It's a...

    That's what the OP was all about.
    It's a Kickstarter campaign for a "pod" that contains silica beads.
    Stick the razor in after use and the thing keeps it in a dry environment.
    When the beads...
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    Poll: So current status? He needs 30 more for 250 male...

    So current status?
    He needs 30 more for 250 male versions.
    He needs 64 of 100 female.
    He needs 65 of 100 220v
    He's got another 24 pledges for the special editions.

    Indicates 35 days left, but...
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    Poll: One year out of a DE blade like Gillette claims...

    One year out of a DE blade like Gillette claims that the Fusion should last for 30 days out of the box?
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    +1 I like my UPS guy and have never had a...

    +1

    I like my UPS guy and have never had a problem.
    I have nothing but problems with FedEx.

    But USPS is "old reliable".
    Issues are addressed quickly by my local Postmaster, and shipping rates...
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