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re: Post something you've purchased in past year that's more than paid for itself - austintigerdad
[quote]Buying that today. Flies everywhere.[/quote]Be aware that it took a few days for the FlyWeb gadget to really start to work. The more insects that find it and get stuck, the more it seems to attract. This seems to repeat every time you replace the sticky paper inside. ...


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re: Post something you've purchased in past year that's more than paid for itself - austintigerdad
We just moved to a neighborhood where the houseflies drove us crazy. I bought all kinds of useless gadgets, chemicals, etc., until I found this one product that works: [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61obTwvu7SL._SL1500_.jpg[/img]...


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re: Anyone here use Lifelock or something similar? - austintigerdad
[quote]Anyone here use Lifelock or something similar?[/quote][link=(http://www.amazon.com/LifeLock-Identity-Theft-Protection-Starter/product-reviews/B004KKSUS0)]Lifelock reviews on Amazon[/link] saying the service has little value, and can be almost impossible to cancel. Wired article says [link=...


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re: Most ridiculous reason for flight delay - austintigerdad
[quote]Most ridiculous reason[/quote] I was once told by a gate agent that the inbound flight had crashed and there was no replacement aircraft. This was on a Chinese domestic flight. ...


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re: Water heater stopped heating - austintigerdad
[quote]Bad Element [/quote] On a gas water heater, I've found a failed thrmocouple to be the problem around 80% of the time. Start by searching [link=(https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=replace+gas+water+heater+thermocouple)]YouTube[/link] for a thermocouple replacement video on a hea...


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re: We need banks like this in the USA - austintigerdad
[quote]We need banks like this in the USA[/quote] We don't need another bank that's so notorious for [link=(http://www.storagenewsletter.com/rubriques/security/td-bank-data-breach-disuk/)]customer data loss[/link]. ...


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re: Have to put down the first dog I ever owned. - austintigerdad
[quote]I'm in shock right now.[/quote] Last year when I had to put down my dog, I decided to be with her as it happened. I held her, made sure she was comfortable, spoke gently and rubbed her back as she went to sleep for the last time. I'm really glad I did this. ...


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re: Do any of yall work with drinkers (drinking at work)? - austintigerdad
One of the production schedulers at my first job - which happened to be in the oilfield - was drunk every afternoon. It made it tough for us to get anything done. You could never rely on the guy for any help. The drunk scheduler also happened to be a great guy, and I'm glad that none of us ra...


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re: Advice on Getting a Patent - austintigerdad
[quote]get an IP attorney [/quote] A good IP attorney in Texas recently quoted me a budgetary range of $9,000 to $15,000 per patent. Find an attorney who is recommended by people you trust, with lots of experience in relevant technology. The patent attorney who cost me the most in the long run w...


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re: 8 Disgusting Things People Eat Around the World - austintigerdad
As an exchange student in China in the late 1970's, I heard local students talk about a disgusting American food they'd heard of called "cheese." [i]Who the hell would eat cow titty secretions festered in mold? [/i] They also said Coca Cola "tastes like cough syrup." Things changed soon aft...


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re: What's the Hottest steaming load of BS anyone ever told you? - austintigerdad
[quote]Hottest steaming load of BS[/quote]The used car manager at a Toyota dealer outside of Austin told me that because my wife's three-year-old Sequoia never had a trailer hitch installed, it had obviously never pulled a boat and nobody would want it. He then low balled the trade-in offer. I w...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]So if all that happened was an accident, I would like to know what on the 777 could cause that accident. [/quote]The commercial pilot in our family agrees with the opinion that an accidental cause is almost impossible. However I still can't imagine plotting to kill yourself and then (depen...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
As noted previously in this thread, probably the best place to get fresh news and commentary from commercial pilots and aerospace types (mixed with the usual sprinkling of irrelevant posts) is the MH370 thread on the [link=(http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/535538-malaysian-airlines-mh370-contact-l...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]Were you not insinuating that mechanical failure was likely...based on his personal experience?[/quote]No, I said earlier that I was inclined to believe the mechanical failure / electrical fire scenario. Then I talked to the family member who flies a 777 for a living, and he suggests that...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]Your family member has changed his story.[/quote]I'm not sure what you mean. Last night was the first time I asked him about speculation that the reported aircraft behavior is consistent with pilots handling an emergency. He said that the reported behaviors of the aircraft are inconsi...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]Does anyone know what's wrong with the hypoxia theory? [/quote]Last night my family member, a 777 captain for an overseas airline, told me that the automated emergency procedures programmed into every 777 are completely inconsistent with the sequence of events we've been told in the media. He...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]Doesn't stand for anything - just part of the (sorry - edited) IATA airline code The code for Malaysia Airlines is "MH".[/quote] Correct - and the more obvious sounding choices like 'MA' and 'ML' were taken by Malév Hungarian Airlines and Midway Airlines....


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]It's pure O2. you can use it in this instance. [/quote] Yes, for spreading the fire. Somebody didn't pay attention in high school chemistry class, either. ...


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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - austintigerdad
[quote]Jesus man, read. [/quote] Those oxygen masks are for loss of cabin pressure, not fires. And yes, there's a difference. Somebody's not paying attention to their pre-flight safety demonstrations....


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