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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,849
Posted By zakthor
Oh man... are you being rhetorical? I was worried...

Oh man... are you being rhetorical? I was worried that 'car mechanic' was a bad example on this site because people here are pretty hands on. But you guys are pretty smart and can swap in a different...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-28-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,849
Posted By zakthor
Calling all the skeptics Dimwit is a cop out....

Calling all the skeptics Dimwit is a cop out. Some huge percentage of the country was/is believing virus is a political stunt. Normally id bucket them with moon landing deniers but these are people...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-27-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,849
Posted By zakthor
Sorry people didnt like the article. I liked the...

Sorry people didnt like the article. I liked the analogy that people that trust their car mechanic wont trust the cdc. Clear indication that something is wrong, it isnt reasoning problem it is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-24-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,849
Posted By zakthor
Good article about corona virus skepticism

How to Talk to Coronavirus Skeptics

https://www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-to-talk-to-coronavirus-skeptics
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 424
Posted By zakthor
There is an incredible and wonderful free program...

There is an incredible and wonderful free program called blender. Is mostly a renderer but it also includes very powerful video editing.

Free.

I thought it had a pretty steep learning curve -...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-23-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By zakthor
Look into a way to stop renting from frontier....

Look into a way to stop renting from frontier. Buy your own modem/router if it will save your monthly, often owning will pay for itself in less than a year. Look at your bill and call frontier. At...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-22-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 357
Posted By zakthor
I know something about this. Sounds like you're...

I know something about this. Sounds like you're talking about your home wifi and a problem with your router. And that an apparent dns issue is being resolved by rebooting your router.

DNS is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-11-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,094
Posted By zakthor
Had to call comcast a few years ago. Called the...

Had to call comcast a few years ago. Called the 800 number at the top of my search results. Had coffee ready because navigating their menus and being on hold is going to take time.

Imagine my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 03-07-2020, 05:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,628
Posted By zakthor
Knowing what sort of crazy hardware design errors...

Knowing what sort of crazy hardware design errors end up being mitigated by software i can totally see jd's point. I thought airplane analogy was good. For example you definately dont want people...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 02-10-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2,836
Views: 77,041
Posted By zakthor
I was discussing with friends how conspiracy...

I was discussing with friends how conspiracy theories spread, occurred that coronavirus would be a perfect vehicle for misinformation. Especially given china equally crazy propaganda enemies.

The...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-30-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 819
Posted By zakthor
Ive had key problems before, always quickly...

Ive had key problems before, always quickly resolved on the phone. Did you try calling them?

Ps: Open office suxxxx.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-19-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 3,364
Posted By zakthor
I agree. My d70 went 250,000. My d7000 stopped...

I agree. My d70 went 250,000. My d7000 stopped going 'click' at 280,000. Still have a d7000 with 60,000 and a d800 with 120,000.

I found theres lots of cameras for sale that are indistinguishable...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-13-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By zakthor
Weirdest thing in evolution... The evolution...

Weirdest thing in evolution...

The evolution I learned in school is now called vertical gene transfer: getting genes from parents.

There's a new sort of evolution called Horizontal Gene...
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 01-11-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By zakthor
I think a big part of the fun about our cars is...

I think a big part of the fun about our cars is the hard acceleration when boost hits. The cars with sc cams have power that is too linear. Some had efi, all had upgraded turbos so i was really...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-01-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By zakthor
For real: fancy hotels in india are a bargain...

For real: fancy hotels in india are a bargain because the city environment is so hostile. How much more would you pay to have the air scented with fresh flowers? Not normally my thing but turns out...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 01-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By zakthor
Ive been a few times, mostly for the himalaya. I...

Ive been a few times, mostly for the himalaya. I cant stand tourist stuff and the domestic tourist scene has pushed everything past my hysterical point. I'd much rather hang out in some forgotten...
Forum: Porsche 911 Technical Forum 12-31-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,231
Posted By zakthor
Hi OP, I think the no gutters will look...

Hi OP,

I think the no gutters will look great when youre done.

I learned to weld bodywork on a rusty toyota. I had an old inert gas mig from craigslist. It took me about 40 hours of grinding...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-08-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,611
Posted By zakthor
Sincerest thanks for that response. I'm...

Sincerest thanks for that response.

I'm thinking that nuclear reactors have lots of black swans, problems that people don't foresee, so the typical utility function doesn't include the cost to...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-08-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,611
Posted By zakthor
Pro nuke people: Rather than cast doubt on the...

Pro nuke people: Rather than cast doubt on the skeptical posters, can you address the issue being brought up about risk? Sure the probability of a failure is low, but consequences are so high as to...
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 11-01-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By zakthor
I just didnt want the system corroding or filling...

I just didnt want the system corroding or filling with spiders and grit. I'm on the fence on converting to r134.

Car is sure sweet to drive though.
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 10-26-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By zakthor
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads26/946C6B82_...

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$75 including pressure test AND a lesson in silver soldering. Radiator shop was great advice. Thanks all.
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 10-18-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By zakthor
Ya! Took it to welder, he says itís copper...

Ya!

Took it to welder, he says itís copper thatís silver soldered to the steel frame, said go to radiator shop. Rad shop said too hard, he doesnít have the right double tipped torch, go to big...
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 10-17-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By zakthor
I had no idea copper and brass could be tig...

I had no idea copper and brass could be tig welded, thought it needed soldering. I love that solution. Broke right where tube enters the condenser, tricky to get the tip to the joint on the far side....
Forum: 911 / 930 Turbo & Super Charging Forum 10-16-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,179
Posted By zakthor
What to do about broken ac condenser

Car is a '79 930 with a stock york ac compressor. Live in seattle and I drive it a few times a week, maybe 2k-3k miles per year.

Changing my oil last weekend. Went to pop the tail and it would...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 10-12-2019, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By zakthor
My surgeon said something cool: You see these...

My surgeon said something cool: You see these little swollen scars from the surgury? Well the body heals everywhere at about the same rate, so if youre seeing these scars are inflamed you should...
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