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by desertjets
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Graphing calculators
Replies: 16
Views: 2028

Re: Graphing calculators

Growing up in HS and College I had a TI-89 since that was the highest level calc allowed on the SAT/ACT. I agree that TI has an unfair monopoly on these products. $130+ for a calc that has the power of less than a 80386 processor? Please. All of the TI-8xs of my HS days used Zilog Z80s, same CPU as...

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2392

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

Why not both? And I am being totally serious. Gas has its major advantage in being simple and quick. Turn on the gas, fire it up, and 10-15 minutes later you are ready to cook. Charcoal is more time and labor intensive, but even something as basic as a 22" Weber kettle grill can do a lot. And r...

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by desertjets
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3756

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

Nicknames, terms of endearment, pet names, etc have no place in a professional setting. This shouldn't even be up for debate.

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by desertjets
Thu May 23, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most Well-Connected Airports
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Most Well-Connected Airports

If you could replace all short haul flights at Denver with ground transportation like is the case in Europe, Denver would end up being only a medium-sized airport. The majority of it's flights can be made redundant by investing in ground transportation, but unlike Europe America never did invest in...

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by desertjets
Thu May 23, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?
Replies: 17
Views: 2457

Re: Why didn't McDonnell-Douglas get bailed out?

The fact that the US Federal Government allowed all of the major aerospace firms to merge in the 90s reflected the post-cold war reality that we could not support 6+ major aerospace firms (and countless other smaller companies to got merged/acquired into the eventual big 3) with reduced military/def...

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by desertjets
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Braniff 2.0 - - who took over their hubs and aircraft?
Replies: 8
Views: 1347

Re: Braniff 2.0 - - who took over their hubs and aircraft?

The 18, I think, A320s that BN 2.0 had were acquired by America West.

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by desertjets
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: O’Hare Redesign and Midway
Replies: 53
Views: 9482

Re: O’Hare Redesign and Midway

I was under the impression MDW receives a lot of GA traffic. Where would that traffic go if MDW where to close. It's not all WN. Its funny how we always forget GA on this site. For GA/corporate access to downtown Chicago, MDW can't be beat. Where is all of that going to go -- O'Hare, DuPage, Palwau...

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by desertjets
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)
Replies: 12
Views: 1484

Re: What was the America West experience like before the merger with US Airways? (Now AA)

Living in PHX I flew HP a decent bit until I moved east. Nothing especially special about them. Pre 9/11 I still remember hot meals in Y on longer flights -- I/my family used them a few times PHX-BWI to visit family in the DC area. IFE in the 757s was on large CRT monitors overhead, on the Airbii th...

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by desertjets
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your first...
Replies: 83
Views: 6026

Re: Your first...

Sure why not.

...European airport: London Gatwick (LGW)
...N-American airport: Phoenix (PHX)

...aircraft: Boeing 727-200 (United)
...widebody aircraft: Boeing 777-200 (Continental)
...turboprop aircraft: ATR42 (Trans World Express, Trans States Airlines)

...N-American airline: United

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Address on Resume?
Replies: 18
Views: 2084

Re: Address on Resume?

Yes... I had to double check my resume templates, but my address is on my resume, my cover letter template, oh and it is in the internal system for any employer that I am applying to as well. As for the whole tailored vs generic resume thing. One of the best bits of advice I got is that you need to ...

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by desertjets
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?
Replies: 22
Views: 1405

Re: Is veal parmigiana on its way out?

I am willing to bet that the answer is that chicken is just cheaper than veal, so as a result you are less likely to see veal. Add in concerns over animal cruelty over how most veal is raised commercially and there you have it -- though ironically not like industrial scale chicken production is all ...

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by desertjets
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Blog or YT Channel - Hobbies, Passions, Interests
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

Re: Your Favorite Blog or YT Channel - Hobbies, Passions, Interests

I usually just let the suggestions take me through my wild ride of videos. Sometimes you end up in unexpected places. I generally prefer videos where someone is making something. Sometimes wood working on a lathe. Sometimes someone making something with primitive tools. Different techniques for sur...

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by desertjets
Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Blog or YT Channel - Hobbies, Passions, Interests
Replies: 17
Views: 1778

Re: Your Favorite Blog or YT Channel - Hobbies, Passions, Interests

Looking over my sub list I have >20 channels that I follow and watch regularly.... I have been checking out this new channel. <https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8XCmWXE2J5dF7wXkzUVHtw>, this guy is a train hopper... just footage of him riding the rails. Totally illegal, no voice overs, but totally f...

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by desertjets
Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternative Universe... what's going on?
Replies: 19
Views: 1152

Re: Alternative Universe... what's going on?

Mirror Al Gore is enjoying his 5th term of President of the United States of America and Canada and all the guys have goaties. Radio Shack is alive and well and demands your mailing address so you can buy some AAA batteries.

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by desertjets
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Route 66 road trip (United States)
Replies: 15
Views: 1735

Re: Route 66 road trip (United States)

I love road trips and have traveled the entirety of Route 66 on the interstate and much of the old road (note: the actual only original truly remaining stretch is between Kingman and Seligman, AZ, IIRC). Anyhow, lot of touristy kitschy stuff, some interesting history, but it is surprisingly boring....

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by desertjets
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Leg Day Workouts
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: Leg Day Workouts

I am new to the whole working out thing and I have found that if I am going to get it done leg day needs to happen at the beginning of the week or its just not gonna happen. Lower body work outs seem much harder in general and I now get why I see all these dudes with well developed upper bodies but ...

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by desertjets
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Christmas song
Replies: 24
Views: 1302

Re: The correct Christmas song

"White Christmas" by the Drifters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfZPtkqXQIA

And in close second the entire soundtrack to "Its Christmas Charlie Brown"

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by desertjets
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?
Replies: 18
Views: 2254

Re: What colors do you typically wear on Thanksgiving?

Ideally colors that easily hide the stains of gravy and cranberry sauce.

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by desertjets
Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?
Replies: 21
Views: 2379

Re: What does you name mean, and why was it chosen?

As someone of eastern European Jewish descent I share a name (well initials in my case) with my paternal grandfather who passed 6 months before I was born. Thankfully they decided that Bernard, while a perfectly sensible name for a kid born in the 1910s, wouldn't play so well in 1980. That said I do...

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by desertjets
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS
Replies: 72
Views: 7672

Re: Skywest pursues Massena and Ogdensburg EAS

If it weren't for that pesky international border both YOW and YUL would be very usable airports for both communities. Otherwise it is a long and not so great drive to get to SYR for these places. And winters can really make traveling suck up there.

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by desertjets
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?
Replies: 57
Views: 5993

Re: "Vanity Plates" for Aircraft?

One of my favorite aviation YouTubers, Flight Chops, has a friend who's Phenom is registered C-FWTF. On the few flight vlogs there have been a few chuckles from controllers over that.

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by desertjets
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Planet or Moon? Both?
Replies: 32
Views: 1958

Re: Planet or Moon? Both?

Can you have a sub-moon, orbiting a moon, orbiting a planet, orbiting a star? I saw this today, https://gizmodo.com/astronomers-wonder-can-moons-have-moons-1829639045 TLDR is that it may be possible under certain circumstances.... mainly being having a very large moon with a very large orbit around...

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by desertjets
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice
Replies: 40
Views: 2268

Re: FDA Issues warning about Black Licorice

trpmb6 wrote:
So it seems that Black Licorice is NOT the correct Licorice. So what is?


Red vines since Twizzlers are trash.

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

I didn't realize the hate for DS9 -- I thought the correct hated series was Voyager (though it is probably Discovery these days) amongst ST fanboys. I get the whole mostly being confined to a space station basically throws the whole trekking thing out the airlock and in many ways it tossed out the R...

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode
Replies: 8
Views: 639

The Correct self contained Star Trek DS9 episode

Since we all know that DS9 is the correct ST series I thought we give this one some discussion. Which self-contained episode from this series -- and for DS9 this is very hard as it was very serialized and there are several major story arcs out there so excellent episodes such as In the Pale Moonligh...

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by desertjets
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations
Replies: 29
Views: 2090

Re: Question Regarding Male Product Recommendations

For #4 -- back when I used to follow the other half to the mall and would get bored in Sephora my two favorite male colognes were Yves Saint Laurant pour l'homme and Dolce and Gabanna Light Blue for men. Both are nice, subtle, warm scents that are not overly musky. Though I think they should just ma...

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by desertjets
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Correct Moon is . . .
Replies: 25
Views: 1298

Re: The Correct Moon is . . .

Moons over my hammy obviously.

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by desertjets
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode
Replies: 29
Views: 2622

Re: The correct self-contained ST TNG episode

Yesterday's Enterprise... hands down

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by desertjets
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Generally, the correct yogurt is...
Replies: 22
Views: 1087

Re: Generally, the correct yogurt is...

I go through phases w/ yogurt and get pretty sick of it pretty quickly. For Greek yogurt the Fage 2% flips are my preferred choice. But what I really like are the Trader Joe's whole milk yogurt cups. They come in a six pack for about 3 bucks... while they are smaller than say a Yoplait because they ...

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by desertjets
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Pregnancy travel suggestions?
Replies: 7
Views: 821

Re: Pregnancy travel suggestions?

I would say this question really needs to be addressed to your OB/midwife and not an internet forum.

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by desertjets
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: Will there ever be a USS John S McCain III aircraft carrier?

To be pedantic, since this is a.net the USS McCain, DDG-56, was rededicated in July to honor all three. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_John_S._McCain_(DDG-56) But the cat is long since out of the bag with both the Stennis and Vinson and naming CVNs after politicians. As an aside perhaps the next ...

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by desertjets
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Longest CRJ2 routes
Replies: 91
Views: 10591

Re: Longest CRJ2 routes

My two longest are RIC-MSP on NW and PHX-EUG on HP both coming in a hair under 1000 miles. Given that it has been more than a decade since I did the last one I don't remember them being awful, but not exactly great flights... I suppose a lot of that was mitigated by what was waiting for me upon arri...

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by desertjets
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Rush song
Replies: 43
Views: 1959

The correct Rush song

Is YYZ b/c this is a.net any song with an airport code is the most correct.

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by desertjets
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alternate Endings to Movies
Replies: 26
Views: 1097

Re: Alternate Endings to Movies

In Return of the Jedi Han and Leia fail to bring down the shield. Lets just say things don't go too well above Endor.

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by desertjets
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The good news topic
Replies: 26
Views: 1571

Re: The good news topic

I think this is appropriate here:

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flip flops aren't shoes
Replies: 54
Views: 2462

Re: Flip flops aren't shoes

I believe the pedantic thread is over there ---->

That said I don't like flips flops as they are uncomfortable for me. Teva sandals all the way. I wear them all the time, even with socks (!) until my cat tossed his cookie on mine the other week.

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct "correct" thread?
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: The correct "correct" thread?

I would like to self-gloss and nominate http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1399449 , even though I abandoned my own thread a week ago. Though I don't believe we've reached peak correctedness yet. Whichever correct thread ends up being the most correct I believe it will involve o...

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct nerd franchise...
Replies: 35
Views: 1509

Re: The correct nerd franchise...

I don't know the correct franchise, but the incorrect one is Dr. Who.

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: The correct number of televisions

This is the correct beamer. Image

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

Re: The correct number of televisions

My GF needs TV to fall asleep, but she just puts her laptop on the nightstand and watches random stuff on Netflix. But I am generally in agreement that bedroom should equal no TV. I'll go out on a limb and say the correct number of tvs is > 0 but < number of rooms in the house. We'd probably need to...

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by desertjets
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct number of televisions
Replies: 38
Views: 1357

The correct number of televisions

One of my past times is looking at real estate online -- with an eye for homes that I could realistically afford in the not all that distant future. But what I find really fascinating in the homes that are not so artfully staged is just how many TVs people have. Bear in mind none of these homes are ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?
Replies: 111
Views: 3966

Re: Is today the day the GOP finally grows a backbone?

They are going to do nothing about it, They'll tweet more horror at whatever comes out of the POTUS's mouth from the rest of his time in Helsinki. They'll act all sanctimonious on the Sunday morning talk show circuit. But they'll do nothing. I'd love to be proven wrong but I'll put 5 rubles on nothi...

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by desertjets
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?
Replies: 43
Views: 3546

Re: Is DCA the closest thing to Kai Tak in the US?

I never really thought the River Visual to rwy 19 at DCA was all that crazy of an approach. It requires a fairly precise track but there aren't any hugely radical direction changes... especially if we are using the old IGS approach to rwy 13 at Kai Tak.

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: The correct cured meat

I think there needs to be a distinction between cured meat and processed the fuck out of meat (in the case of SPAM). Though I do every now and then crave a bologna sandwich, but I end up splurging and getting the Boar's Head sliced thin from the deli for no other reason than the cheap stuff is alway...

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by desertjets
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct cured meat
Replies: 36
Views: 1206

Re: The correct cured meat

Not to be pedantic, but I believe there is no such thing as an incorrect cured meat.

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by desertjets
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?
Replies: 2
Views: 1728

Re: 6 Seater Single Engine Aircraft?

Off hand from what you haven't listed, the Piper PA-32 family... Cherokee 6/Piper Six/Lance/Saratoga. There are some smaller aircraft that can seat six but not all the comfortably and maybe not with any sort of usable load. This would include the Piper PA 24-250/260, the model 33 and 35 Bonanzas had...

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by desertjets
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?
Replies: 8
Views: 1463

Re: Can a Cessna Citation fly from South America to Europe?

Just plugging numbers into the great circle mapper for the shortest segments that I am think of on the fly. But Recife to Lisbon via the Cape Verde Islands is roughly 1800 statute miles each leg. I suppose most of the not so short legged Citations could do that with a ferry crew. A Youtuber pilot I ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight and Airline?
Replies: 98
Views: 3750

Re: First Flight and Airline?

November 1991 I think the week before or even of Thanksgiving, PHX-ORD on a United 727-200. Our family had to go back to Chicago for my grandfather's funeral. Despite the sadness of the trip I was still super excited for my first plane trip as I had already gotten bitten by the aviation bug at that ...

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump can Pardon self
Replies: 34
Views: 1205

Re: Trump can Pardon self

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by desertjets
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice
Replies: 10
Views: 837

Re: This topic sux: Cordless vacuum advice

Did some poking around online and at Target this weekend and while it is still on sale I think the Dyson will win. I really do hope it lives up to the hype, but they seem to have a pretty solid product and you gotta pay to play. Though the price to pay according to the other half is that the old Ken...

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