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Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-07-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
It's more than they were listing for new, when...

It's more than they were listing for new, when they were re-introduced about 10 years ago. Feel free to buy one, that ship has sailed for me.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-07-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
One of the things that soured me on the watch...

One of the things that soured me on the watch collecting hobby was that it was difficult to obtain watches such as that. Back when they re-released that watch, I was spending most of my time in...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-06-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 368
Posted By javadog
I have no idea about the hashtags, but if I can...

I have no idea about the hashtags, but if I can add another comment...

Those look well finished but the sheen is too high...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-05-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 570
Posted By javadog
I like the 10 by 50s, I've also had a pair of the...

I like the 10 by 50s, I've also had a pair of the Canon image stabilized binoculars and I like those a lot. The big thing for me would be to measure the eyes center to center distance and make sure...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-04-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
To each his own, but a few words of dissent, if I...

To each his own, but a few words of dissent, if I may.

A brand new version of that watch is a better watch in all respects, it is cheaper, more accurate and more practical to own, and Rolex is...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-04-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
To expand on what I was talking about before,...

To expand on what I was talking about before, here's a brief article that talks about the steel that Rolex is using their current watches:

https://precisionwatches.com/rolex-904l-steel/
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-04-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
One of the misconceptions here is that Rolex...

One of the misconceptions here is that Rolex watches look much the same as they always have, therefore the new ones must be substantially the same as the old ones. That's actually incorrect. For...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 12-03-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,187
Posted By javadog
It depends on how long you own them.I have owned...

It depends on how long you own them.I have owned probably a dozen of them over the last 35 to 40 years and every one of them that I owned for a long time increased in value and I made money on it.
...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-30-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,362
Posted By javadog
I like the idea of a small-ish single cab truck...

I like the idea of a small-ish single cab truck with an 8 foot bed, a diesel, a manual gearbox, a fairly large fuel tank and a comfortable seat. Something I could use to haul things in for about...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-30-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
Look for the little dot next to the recess on the...

Look for the little dot next to the recess on the head, that usually identifies it as a JIS screw
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,166
Posted By javadog
Irritating, isn't it? These new guys... I...

Irritating, isn't it? These new guys...

I think my interest in the 911 ended with a 991...

I don't like the overall shape of this one, I can't stand the huge size, don't like the big wheels,...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
I'm going to add one more thing, that points out...

I'm going to add one more thing, that points out two different aspects to this discussion. One, there are surface finishes and treatments that some bits have that help prevent cam-out. Two, take a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
A little bit of info on screw head types: ...

A little bit of info on screw head types:

https://www.instructables.com/id/When-a-Phillips-is-not-a-Phillips/
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-28-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,166
Posted By javadog
Not a fan.

Not a fan.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
You should've seen the size of the beer bottles...

You should've seen the size of the beer bottles in the vending machines in the break rooms at the Porsche factory in those days...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,062
Views: 36,788
Posted By javadog
Max has talent, but a bit of a sorry attitude as...

Max has talent, but a bit of a sorry attitude as far as I am concerned. Not a huge fan. As far as that goes, there aren't that many on the grid I really respect. Having grown up in an era where F1...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
OK, grumpy boy. My last bit of advice would be to...

OK, grumpy boy. My last bit of advice would be to try a cordless impact driver, you might be surprised at the difference those will make. I am particularly fond of one made by Ryobi.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
From what I have seen of US companies in the last...

From what I have seen of US companies in the last 10 years, I'm talking about the really big ones, in many cases all of the smart older guys have been put out to pasture and been replaced by a fairly...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
Hey, feel free to shoot the messenger. I do this...

Hey, feel free to shoot the messenger. I do this for a living, so when I tell you that there are ways to solve your problem, I'm not kidding. Phillips are not a one size, fits all application. It...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,352
Posted By javadog
Maybe it's not so much the screwdrivers you're...

Maybe it's not so much the screwdrivers you're using, as the screws you are are trying to drive.

There are much better screws available, anything that requires any force I wouldn't even consider...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,362
Posted By javadog
Nope, never.

Nope, never.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
A little over a third of all vehicles sold are...

A little over a third of all vehicles sold are crossovers, roughly a third are cars of all sizes, the rest are pick ups and SUVs and vans. I think there's enough market for a decent car, I suppose...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
It's a knee-jerk reaction made at a time when GM...

It's a knee-jerk reaction made at a time when GM is reporting record profits. Let's also say that they have a track record of investing in products that nobody wants and failing to build products...
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
We do not need self driving cars.

We do not need self driving cars.
Forum: Off Topic Discussions 11-27-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 3,711
Posted By javadog
Bad management. Corporate America is...

Bad management. Corporate America is increasingly run by people that cannot make good decisions and they are going to run this country into the ground.
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