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by Classa64
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2855

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc. Wow! Half the town (48%) must be populated by plumbers, electricians, carpenters and furniture restorers. Don't you have any office workers at all? Or Real Estate agencies, attorneys, town council offi...

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by Classa64
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities
Replies: 58
Views: 2855

Re: Popularity of Pickup Trucks in US Northeast Cities

My town consists of 80% pick -ups and I would say 60% of those are for contractors, business etc. Out of the 8 guys I work with 6 have trucks, they all hunt and have ATV's and Boats. I can't stand them, but when I need to get a set of patio stones I borrow one as I could not get 14 of them in my Civ...

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by Classa64
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Will Dash Cams Become Mandatory in New Vehicles?

Maybe not mandatory, but I would recommend one now days, its so cheap to get a decent one and its just covers your but even more. SRS ( Supplemental restraint System) Units have some recording capability that I never new of. I removed one out a fatal accident car at my dealership a while back, with ...

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by Classa64
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The New River Gorge Bridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1768

Re: The New River Gorge Bridge

I have stopped there 3 times on my way through ( Round about way to Roanoke ), such a beautiful area. The visitor center at the bridge is full of info and so much mining history there. Very impressive to say the least.

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by Classa64
Wed May 13, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Car seat cover recommendations
Replies: 12
Views: 916

Re: Car seat cover recommendations

First see if the manufacture has a seat cover accessory, second don't put anything on the seat back if you can help it. Most manufactures do not recommend seat covers due to the possibility of the Side Air bag not deploying correctly and the timing is critical. They are designed to tear through the ...

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by Classa64
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?
Replies: 93
Views: 4244

Re: How has the Coronavirus Pandemic affected You?

Northern Ontario, Canada. Schools closed, restaurants coffee shops etc. closed except take out. Stores stocked to a point other than TP and sanitizer. Pretty much everything else cancelled for now. I work in the transportation sector as a Technician so I go to work , we have closed weekends and limi...

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by Classa64
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?
Replies: 24
Views: 3398

Re: No more fuel saving measures during taxi?

Pontius wrote:
So many variables in play here, and so little information....

Interesting tidbit: The CFM LEAP takes almost 2 minutes of dry motoring to eliminate rotor bow,


What does this mean?

C.

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by Classa64
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What’s the last big purchase you made?
Replies: 115
Views: 5744

Re: What’s the last big purchase you made?

My last big purchase for me was a $300 2006 Honda Civic to beat on for this winter, saving my summer car from the salt.
And a $900 Chair recliner for my wife for her Birthday.
:)

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by Classa64
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!
Replies: 52
Views: 2397

Re: Disney raises prices to over $200 for a single day ticket!

Does this mean the Disney+ cost per month is going to go down in price. :rotfl:

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by Classa64
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale
Replies: 40
Views: 1714

Re: Tesla disables software in used Model S after 3rd party sale

I would be after the dealer to straighten it all out, as far as I would be concerned its on them. In a round about way using the article a reference; The dealer bought the car from a Tesla auction, with both “Enhanced Autopilot” and “Full Self Driving Mode” features intact.... Tesla stole back there...

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by Classa64
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What does real courage look like?
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: What does real courage look like?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbKYq0G9nU
Courage to me would be watching someone do something I could not even think of doing due to my fear. But there are so many was someone is or was courageous.
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This :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INbKYq0G9nU
Courage to me would be watching someone do something I could not even think of doing due to my fear. But there are so many was someone is or was courageous.

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by Classa64
Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?
Replies: 26
Views: 1094

Re: Video Games - Do you play? Which ones?

What are your favorite video games and what you enjoy most playing? I am a big FPS style gamer and mostly into the COD series starting with COD 2 and Battlefield 3-4 franchise. I have some history in the gaming world and it all started with Call Of Duty. I think thats why its my favorite to play as ...

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by Classa64
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

Re: Firebomber or waterbomber or airtanker

As a Canadian I have always said Water bomber, for me it just makes sense. Your Bombing with water, interesting though I have never heard of a Fire bomber.

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by Classa64
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: This OR That Thread Q1 2020
Replies: 137
Views: 5381

Re: This OR That - Resurrected

Cats

A380 Or F-16?

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by Classa64
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boxing Day 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Boxing Day 2019

Sleep in, eat, play video games, surf the net and watch movies, that's about it.

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by Classa64
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What did you buy yourself for X-mas
Replies: 44
Views: 1868

Re: What did you buy yourself for X-mas

2.5 Hour 737 Sim time at Threshold Aviation. Its what I get every year for myself, the wife just helps pay for it :)

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by Classa64
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 256
Views: 45539

Re: De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Returns to the Skies

This brings a smile to my face.
My grandfather retired in 1978 after 49 years and 6 months of service with De Havilland Canada and was inducted into there hall of fame in 1994.
Glad to see it continuing on.

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by Classa64
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Self-driving Uber car killing a woman: The cause
Replies: 31
Views: 1301

Re: Self-driving Uber car killing a woman: The cause

As I deal with LKAS(lane keep assist) FCW( forward collision warning) CMBS(Collision Mitigation Brake System) ACC( Active cruise control) and a multitude of other systems as the lead tech at my dealer, they false alarm and go wonky all the time and this is no surprise. Diagnosing them and adjusting ...

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by Classa64
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Final report of Lion Air JT610 has been released
Replies: 231
Views: 45453

Re: Indonesia report on 737 MAX crash faults Boeing design, says Lion Air made mistakes

Part of the correct procedure is to record the test values. The engineer didn't record the values. The engineer showed photos purportedly showing the test, but they were determined to be from a different aircraft (see p. 36). I agree with you AMT did a sloppy job of documenting the work. It doesn't...

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by Classa64
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New MN license plates required after 7 years
Replies: 45
Views: 7352

Re: New MN license plates required after 7 years

Plates stick with the vehicle for life, and transfer over to the new owners when you sell it, this is the same in NZ. Bollocks! Whenever I've sold a car, the plates went with me. I've never left them with the car. I've bought/sold cars in NY, NJ, TX, IN & KY. Always the same. What an absolutely...

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by Classa64
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you do for work?
Replies: 108
Views: 20192

Re: What do you do for work?

Auto Service Tech at a small dealership,17 years now. I am the Shop foreman and lead tech for advance diagnostic, technical and telematics issues.
Still enjoy the trade :smile:

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by Classa64
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emergency - Jandakot Airport: 31/8/2019
Replies: 9
Views: 3063

Re: Emergency - Jandakot Airport: 31/8/2019

"I hope they don't think I am going to pay for this lesson" That was a great work by all parties involved. Hopefully the instructor was ok.

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by Classa64
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amazon rainforest is burning
Replies: 68
Views: 6039

Re: Amazon rainforest is burning

Sadly, I'm pretty sure that the fires, damage and clear cutting of the Amazon have been going on for years. Its in the news because the fires are bigger, and people are noticing more now, even me. Go onto google earth, zoom in on Brazil and turn back the time function to 12/94 as you move the slider...

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by Classa64
Sun Aug 11, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...
Replies: 16
Views: 2102

Re: I just blocked George Takei on Twitter...

I always thought Twitter was for Politics, I just go on there to poke at the Flat Earth Fiction Club crowd :smile:

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by Classa64
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: My distrust of Samsung
Replies: 35
Views: 2619

Re: My distrust of Samsung

I would not distrust a company based on this, besides Yamaha builds Motorcycles and some of the best Instruments in the world ( pianos etc) Bombardier builds snowmobiles and subway cars, GE builds Refrigerators and Aircraft engines Playtex made the Apollo Astronaut suits Lots more, but even though S...

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by Classa64
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta has another napkin SNAFU
Replies: 28
Views: 7061

Re: Delta has another napkin snaffoo

That's funny really, I never misread it right off the bat so not sure why they are saying its confusing people. Are there better ways, sure but nothing wrong with it.

C.

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL
Replies: 47
Views: 7010

Re: Toddlers bag belt ride in ATL

That little guy was powering over those suitcases, what a ride. Glad he's OK .

C.

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by Classa64
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gas vs. Charcoal
Replies: 40
Views: 2402

Re: Gas vs. Charcoal

NIKV69 wrote:
Propane sucks. I use charcoal and mesquite wood soaked overnight in jack daniels.


You are my hero :smile:

Growing up watching my dad get out the plug in glowing red heating loop, pour the charcoal over it to get it lit and BBQ for us, I have never done it since sadly.

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Americans and electric stoves
Replies: 95
Views: 6201

Re: Americans and electric stoves

As a kid at the cottage we had a propane gas stove, and the Match box holder shown above. As I got older and was allowed to use it I liked it. There are no gas lines out in the sticks where I live so we have an Infrared stove top over. Rarely use the oven though, that's what the BBQ is for , its gas...

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Workplace etiquette: nicknames
Replies: 62
Views: 3779

Re: Workplace etiquette: nicknames

There are 10 of us in my workplace , all in the same area. We call each other all kinds of stuff and fortunately its all taken in a very relaxed easy going manner. If a new person comes in we tone it down and respect the new person and after while most have warmed up to out loose non threatening and...

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by Classa64
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New lawn mower - two questions
Replies: 8
Views: 1112

Re: New lawn mower - two questions

I would keep the second battery, Its like an battery powered drill, most people have two because after a while they don't hold a charge as well or you forget to charge one after is 80% used and then you only get 5min out of it and you have to recharge it and you don't have a second one to continue o...

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by Classa64
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Shoes, feet...
Replies: 31
Views: 2895

Re: Shoes, feet...

One pair of black dress shoes that I have had forever and rarely ever wear, One pair of sneakers for everyday, One pair for when I am at the track in my car, but are actually a really worn out pair of sneakers not fit for wearing anywhere else. One pair of work boots for work. Heavy rubber boots Tha...

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by Classa64
Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Our Power as Consumers
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Re: Our Power as Consumers

Why no push for Biodegradable plastic bags, I rarely see any grocery stores with them or any place that sells stuff like that. I have reusable bags and there either recycled plastic or some synthetic stuff that does not biodegrade. Its a vicious circle... You don't want plastic then switch to Paper ...

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by Classa64
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric
Replies: 32
Views: 2159

Re: Lawn mowers: Gas vs. electric

Gas for me....My lawn is about 23,000 Square feet, I have a 12hp 38' Riding tractor and a 22" FWD Mower. I have slope and a hill across the front.
My sister on the other hand has a 10'x40' backyard and has a battery Mower. Its whatever your needs are.

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by Classa64
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Consequences of Climate Change
Replies: 151
Views: 7947

Re: Consequences of Climate Change

What are the long-term scenarios associated with unchecked climate change? Not a scenario, but the bogus Carbon tax I have to pay now seems to be a result. As usual in situations like this the worst offenders are doing little to curb there output such as China being the worst and the rest of us hav...

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by Classa64
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!
Replies: 28
Views: 1867

Re: London to get 360 roof top infinity pool, Bonkers!

That's a lot of weight up high, what happens when the building starts to sway a bit ... slosh...slosh...slosh

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Re: MINI Electric Towing a 777F - Can It Be Done For Real?

Pulling it is the easy part, friend of mine put his tractor on a 2 axle trailer behind his 4wd GMC Safari. Its no plane mind you but...
We had no trouble getting it going to some extent, but getting it stopped was an issue, but that's another story. ;)

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hobbies outside of aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6987

Re: Hobbies outside of aviation

Race my car 3-4 times a year for fun, gets a bit expensive for tires, brakes and track fees but since its my only Hobie per say It does me just right. Great for stress. I guess my other hobie is just driving for pleasure, its the one thing I truly enjoy.

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by Classa64
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What do you think about Windows 10
Replies: 83
Views: 7561

Re: What do you think about Windows 10

Loved 7 a lot and worked so well. Got the free upgrade to 10, transition for me was easy and no real issues other than trying to run older PC games ( really old ones ) there are workarounds but 7 had no issues. I do have to say there apps don't work very well but I only tried a few.

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by Classa64
Wed May 22, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Niki Lauda Dead at 70
Replies: 46
Views: 2215

Re: Niki Lauda Dead at 70

He had one hell of a good run for what he's been through. He will be missed. R.I.P

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by Classa64
Wed May 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion
Replies: 18
Views: 2326

Re: "The Big Bang Theory" Conclusion

I watched it every single week up till about the 6th season, for me it stopped being funny. I would though watch an episode here and there and up till the last one new what was going on, and i had planned a while ago to not miss the last episode. Months ago I said that on the last show they would fi...

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by Classa64
Sat May 18, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10695

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

I think the captain in the Sim summed it up best: "These are unintended consequences of an I'll thought out add on that was necessary" C That was Captain Chris Brady, a top bloke, and very knowledgable on the subject. Refer to his article https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/737-max-mcas-chris-...

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by Classa64
Sat May 18, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max
Replies: 57
Views: 10695

Re: 60 Minutes Australia special on 737max

Watched it, not a fan of the dramatics or the music but that's what grabs some peoples attention. Facts all seem to be there from all the things I have read. I can see it back in the air, yea it will take awhile, but maybe this was the catalyst to bring all parties involved together to realize what ...

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by Classa64
Sat May 04, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker
Replies: 39
Views: 1737

Re: Looking for advice on dealing with Catty coworker

Keep it all documented, as stated above a few times, when she comes at you just stay cool and report her. If she gets fired its all on her. You just want to work it seems and she is the one stirring it up, everyone probably sees it to. No one needs to be harassed at work but it happens and going thr...

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by Classa64
Sat May 04, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 411232

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

It also doesn't change the fact that both flights should have been able to land if the pilots had taken some relatively simple actions. [/quote] Which goes for every plane that has gone down right? Its an all around sad and complex situation, none of us were in the front seats when it all went side...

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by Classa64
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 744894

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Curious question. So after all this is said and done, the planes are allowed back in the air after whatever fix is done and approved by everyone. How long and how involved will it be to get them all back up and ready for flight? Sitting around cant be good for them, will they all need a certain chec...

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by Classa64
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calls for SNA to be Renamed
Replies: 94
Views: 9441

Re: Calls for SNA to be Renamed

Never understood why they name airports after people. I grew up 10min from Lester B Pearson Airport (YYZ) and Now I live 10min from Jack garland Airport( YYB ). Anyone I have ever talked to about airports or where i am flying to its always been the city its in. Reason is If I say I am flying from Ja...

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by Classa64
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Flu shot, cold shot?
Replies: 60
Views: 4852

Re: Flu shot, cold shot?

Cadet985 wrote:
He was given one pill. Never found out what the pill was or what was in it, but his symptoms were gone within hours.



Placebo effect ?

Not discounting anything you say, was just the first thing that came to mind.
He must have had some great experiences working on that project.
C.

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by Classa64
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone
Replies: 25
Views: 1757

Re: Just lost a friend - Never hike alone, never leave a hiker alone

Sad, my condolences.
I don't hike but do ATV and Sled, even doing those things I go with someone regardless how I feel. Only started doing that after one time the Sled died left me stranded and I did not have a phone at the time. Was a long cold walk.

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by Classa64
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2
Replies: 20
Views: 2394

Re: Will Apple release a low cost IPhone SE2

Had a 4, went to a SE, love it, was cheap and it is so comfortable for one hand use. Basically is a iPhone 6 in a smaller chassis less some fringes. Battery life is better and is so fast comparably to the 4 (obviously :) ). A Guy at work has a 6 plus I think it is, stupid big and his nickname is &qu...

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