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Forum: Off Topic Discussions Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,001
Posted By beepbeep
No, infecting elderly with existing...

No, infecting elderly with existing co-morbidities kills. Sheltering or not.
Re: Swedish approach. It might have worked or might not, we will know in few years when all excess deaths are counted...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-29-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By beepbeep
My front rotors/pads looked fine, on the outside!...

My front rotors/pads looked fine, on the outside! Once I removed the wheels I saw that inner pads were gone and almost metal-on-metal. Inner rotor surface was pitted and rusty. I ordered new rotors...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-28-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By beepbeep
It is Opel Ampera 2012. Yeah, it is very...

It is Opel Ampera 2012. Yeah, it is very technically advanced/complicated for a US car. I bought VXDIAG code reader and kinda hope that battery and gearbox bearing will hold couple of years.

Re:...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-28-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 896
Posted By beepbeep
Update: I sold my old Dodge Caravan and got...

Update: I sold my old Dodge Caravan and got myself a 80kmiles Chevy Volt/Opel Ampera ... can you see my US car theme going here? :D
Brakes are unused but rusted and shot (PO mostly used regen...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-05-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By beepbeep
Passat W8 has all the usual issues of B5 VAG...

Passat W8 has all the usual issues of B5 VAG (suspension arm bushing wear, electronic issues, windows etc.) plus additional issue of badly made engine shoehorned into car made for 4-cylinder engine....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 07-04-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,151
Posted By beepbeep
hear hear. I owned 2002 W8 manual sedan. Camshaft...

hear hear. I owned 2002 W8 manual sedan. Camshaft adjuster error codes. I was savvy enough to disassemble adjuster valves myself and clean them and clear the codes. Then fuel level computer went....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-09-2020, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 493
Posted By beepbeep
Yes, as long as it is a tower and does not have...

Yes, as long as it is a tower and does not have exorbitant power need.

If he has 250W graphic card and some old & power hungry CPU you might want a powerful PSU, Otherwise, motherboard &...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-09-2020, 02:11 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 11,018
Posted By beepbeep
A gem: <iframe width="560" height="315"...

A gem:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A8pAo69QO6o?start=919" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 06-09-2020, 02:08 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 11,018
Posted By beepbeep
Summer of early 90's: <iframe width="560"...

Summer of early 90's:

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/bP1qnxnu4aI?start=18" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope;...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-05-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,445
Posted By beepbeep
This is not true. There are rather extensive...

This is not true. There are rather extensive social distancing measures that whole population is required to follow. Those who have hard time doing it (Somali population for example) suffer excessive...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 05-04-2020, 03:39 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 14,347
Posted By beepbeep
Yes. Success is measured by how little excess...

Yes. Success is measured by how little excess death you have compared with rolling average period for years prior to C19. Basically, how more dead people you have vs "usual" toll.


This measuring...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-28-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 755
Posted By beepbeep
Bulbs? New cars don't even have Xenon bulbs, they...

Bulbs? New cars don't even have Xenon bulbs, they have integrated LED lights. With other words, there is nothing to replace. If LED goes out (which is very unlikely), you replace whole fixture.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-16-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,672
Posted By beepbeep
It was first used in Audi S1 B-group racer, then...

It was first used in Audi S1 B-group racer, then for Porsche 956.

https://jalopnik.com/watch-audis-first-double-clutch-transmission-debut-over-1764072236
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2020, 04:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By beepbeep
Ah, get it! a 240V transformer with middle tap...

Ah, get it! a 240V transformer with middle tap earthed. SmileWavy

Our 3 phase has 230V between phases (which most small single-phase stuff uses) and large loads (saunas, heat pump compressors) are...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 04-14-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 915
Posted By beepbeep
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-phase_electric...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-phase_electric_power

Three wires with AC, but spaced 120 degree apart. You can do really neat stuff with it. I am puzzled that US still does 2-phase 230V thing....
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 5,304
Posted By beepbeep
This is intense <iframe width="560"...

This is intense
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/f6tnj7IEI0E" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture"...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 8,997
Posted By beepbeep
But wouldn't that be like....socialism? You know,...

But wouldn't that be like....socialism? You know, propping up bad companies with tax money? Why not break it up in pieces and sell the working parts to someone who knows how to actually build stuff?...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 8,997
Posted By beepbeep
BA is cratering into Chapter 11. Tax money will...

BA is cratering into Chapter 11. Tax money will be used to save it. Executives are laughing all the way to the bank. Socialize risk, privatize (short term) profits. Muilenburg got his 60M$ for fine...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-18-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 8,997
Posted By beepbeep
Boeing leadership: Hey, let's borrow money and...

Boeing leadership: Hey, let's borrow money and buy back shares to prop up share price, cash in the bonuses (tied to share price) and disappear before SHTF. Planes? We'll just put lipstick on that...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-17-2020, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 777
Posted By beepbeep
In my experience, it is 90% caused by faulty O2...

In my experience, it is 90% caused by faulty O2 sensor. Connect OBD1 reader or measure if O2 cycles as it should.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-12-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 8,997
Posted By beepbeep
I have been following BA since first MCAS crash...

I have been following BA since first MCAS crash and thinking about buying. Luckily, never did as it kept on sliding. But now it seems like car-crash in slow motion. A perfect storm of greed, shoddy...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-12-2020, 06:04 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,014
Posted By beepbeep
I "diversified" by moving 50% of my investable...

I "diversified" by moving 50% of my investable pension funds into short term interest rate fund. I will probably miss the upswing but I also omitted last weeks downturn.
My motto is "the nearer the...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-06-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By beepbeep
I hope no one misses the fact it has...

I hope no one misses the fact it has gearless/camless 2.0L three-banger APU...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-02-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,152
Posted By beepbeep
I read somewhere that his pupil steered Boeing...

I read somewhere that his pupil steered Boeing into position it is in right now?

I found this article interesting:...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-27-2020, 12:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By beepbeep
I personally "tested" 18 yo VW Airbag (believe it...

I personally "tested" 18 yo VW Airbag (believe it was Autoliv brand) by rearending car that suddenly decided to stop and make U-turn and can testify it worked as advertised! :)
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