| O-T Lounge|| re: Am I the only one who presses both the CE and the C - TechME on 6/15/13 at 11:55 pm|
[quote]Why don't you use an HP[/quote]
RPN is the devil......
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is my mechanic ripping me off? (Yes.) Should I take my vehicle somewhere else? - TechME on 3/14/13 at 3:02 pm|
Not actually a mechanic, but spent more than my share of summer days growing up in a family member's repair shop. Saw way too many customers come in and complain without the first clue as to what actually goes into fixing their car. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is my mechanic ripping me off? (Yes.) Should I take my vehicle somewhere else? - TechME on 3/14/13 at 2:57 pm|
[quote]When you have a 12 year old car? [/quote]
Age doesn't really matter here. As has been noted previously, labor is the biggest cost here, so whether he just wants the window locked in place, the regulator replaced with a new unit, or replaced with a junkyard unit, unless he's doing the work...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is my mechanic ripping me off? (Yes.) Should I take my vehicle somewhere else? - TechME on 3/14/13 at 2:45 pm|
One of the window motors is dead, which I don't care about, but the window will not stay up when I'm driving. Cost to get it locked in place: $140. Seems unreasonable.
This si crap. A good mech would get you a junk yard motor and fix it entirely for that.
No they wouldn...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is my mechanic ripping me off? (Yes.) Should I take my vehicle somewhere else? - TechME on 3/14/13 at 2:41 pm|
[quote]same here. 2 regulators with no drilling involved. very easy[/quote]
Depends on the make/model, some vehicles require drilling rivets, some others the bolts are blocked and you actually have to drill through the interior sheet metal of the door to access them. Manufacturers usually put a ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Is my mechanic ripping me off? (Yes.) Should I take my vehicle somewhere else? - TechME on 3/14/13 at 2:37 pm|
[quote]So is it going to cost about to the same amount no matter where I bring it?[/quote]
For the window regulator, you aren't gonna save much by just having him lock the window in place. To lock it in place, your mechanic basically has to do all of the work that it would require to just replac...
| O-T Lounge|| re: I need autocad help from you experts. - TechME on 2/28/13 at 8:00 am|
Check out DWG True View, it's the free AutoCAD viewer published by autodesk, and it has a batch plot function built in. You can't edit, but should be able to open all your drawings and run a batch plot.
If you're looking for a free CAD program to use for editing, check out Draftsight, it's publi...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Question for waiters/waitresses on tipping ... re: Applebee's fired waitress.... - TechME on 2/1/13 at 10:45 am|
[quote]If I remember the article, the bill was 33$ ish. What the frick did those 8 peeps order for only 33$. [/quote]
For those not keeping up with the original thread, the back story is it was a group of 20 that had the check split. The $33 is just the good pastor's portion of the total check. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Accepted into La Tech - TechME on 1/23/13 at 9:10 pm|
As some have said, it's a small town with not much to do compared to larger cities, but that's one of the reasons I went there. You're going there to study and get a degree (hopefully), so fewer distractions make it easier to stay focused.
If you're at all into outdoors stuff there's tons of fis...
| Music Board|| re: Songs with great basslines - TechME on 1/1/13 at 3:00 am|
I've been digging the sound on this one lately, such a warm tone to the bass:
[link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rDWnVBiTLY)]Bodies of Water - Open Rhythms[/link]...
| Money Talk|| re: USPS has gone from ZERO debt to 15 billion in 7 short years - TechME on 10/18/12 at 1:48 pm|
"Since the 2006 all-time peak mail volume, after which Congress passed the "Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act", (which mandated $5.5 billion per year to be paid into an account to pre-fund reti...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Which Antivirus to install...for PC? - TechME on 10/16/12 at 10:52 pm|
MSE + Malwarebytes for the times you do something really stupid. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: 9mm ammo - TechME on 7/11/12 at 12:51 pm|
Another vote here for WWB at Wal-Mart. It's a bit of a pain, since you have to find someone to unlock the ammo case and pay for ammo at the register in sporting goods, but it's really hard to beat $21-22 for 100 rounds. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Ever driven a car into a swimming pool - TechME on 5/14/12 at 1:08 pm|
Also notice the giant piece of the cinder block wall still embedded in the windshield and that the wipers are pointing straight up out of the water. This is not normal. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: A little 1911 Buying thread - TechME on 5/11/12 at 2:46 pm|
Really wasn't trying to nitpick you man, it's just that having recently bought the Mil-Spec and figured out the differences wanted to share what I learned.:cheers:
But yeah, it's a 1911...if you don't like something about it there's always some aftermarket replac...
| Outdoor Board|| re: A little 1911 Buying thread - TechME on 5/11/12 at 12:53 pm|
[quote]The Kimber has a # of typical upgrades (high profile sights, beavertail grip safety, lowered ejection port[/quote]
The Mil-Spec actually does have a lowered ejection port and high-profile sights. There's another model SA makes (GI Model) that you're thinking of that has the old style sigh...
| Outdoor Board|| re: A little 1911 Buying thread - TechME on 5/11/12 at 10:33 am|
I recently picked up the SA Mil-Spec, and it's a great gun. I'm not big on fancy guns with engraving, etc. so the Mil-Spec suits me just fine. Only thing about it is it doesn't have the beavertail grip safety, so if you have oversize mitts and are prone to hammer bite, might want to go for the Kim...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Look to your left.... - TechME on 4/20/12 at 2:09 pm|
Stapler AND a tape dispenser!
I'm so screwed.
| Money Talk|| re: Texas state income tax - TechME on 4/19/12 at 1:35 pm|
[quote]I never did any of that. Just changed my withholding[/quote]
You got lucky. I'm originally from BR, but out of college I worked in Milwaukee for a couple of years before moving back to BR. I filed part-year resident returns for Louisiana and Wisconsin the year I moved back so that I woul...
| O-T Lounge|| re: putting 2 week notice in a work today - TechME on 4/16/12 at 7:58 am|
True story time...
At a previous job (small manufacturer) we had a lesbian chick (no pics, it's for your own good)that worked in the shop. Pay was low and management sucked, so when she found another job she walked into the office section of the building and stood in front of the ops manager's o...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Respected poster wonders if should buy mac or pc for daughter - TechME on 4/13/12 at 12:16 pm|
Just speaking from the engineering side, it's windows hands down. Every major software package used in the engineering industry (CAD, FEA, CFD, pipe stress, mathematics, simulation, etc.) seems to run on windows, and even if she doesn't use them in high school knowing how to work within the windows...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Crazy neighbor lady put some type of camera facing my backyard - TechME on 4/11/12 at 7:04 pm|
Fair enough, but it's pretty good stress relief, even if you skip the soaking them with the hose part and just dump the cat back over her fence. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Crazy neighbor lady put some type of camera facing my backyard - TechME on 4/11/12 at 6:56 pm|
[quote]They come in my yard constantly.
I would suggest a small wire-mesh trap with some cat food in your back yard placed out of reach of your beagle. Grandfather used to deal with neighbors' cats shitting in his garden that way. When he caught one, he'd let it stay in the trap for a...
| O-T Lounge|| re: This the engineer's or the welder's fault? - TechME on 3/27/12 at 10:00 am|
[quote]Why the hell didn't ANYBODY involved ask why they were doing that saddle arse backwards from any one they had ever seen in their life?[/quote]
And this is why you don't contract your fabrication work out to the lowest bidder in China. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: This the engineer's or the welder's fault? - TechME on 3/27/12 at 9:50 am|
I want to see the drawing before I render a final judgement...
But, in any case, there's no way I'd ever use anyone involved again. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Sherburne WMA range Q's - TechME on 3/12/12 at 6:35 pm|
[quote]Still no reason not to do the paperwork and be legal, though. [/quote]
No argument here. We all had hunting/fishing licenses, and in all the years we've been going to the range at Sherburne we thought that was all you needed. Live and learn, at least this time the lesson was free. I'd m...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Sherburne WMA range Q's - TechME on 3/12/12 at 5:19 pm|
DWF agent that stopped us a few weeks ago at the Sherburne pistol range told us it was a $350 fine, but he was nice enough to let us off with a warning. ...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shooting Range in Baton Rouge - TechME on 3/12/12 at 1:34 pm|
Fishing or hunting license, and also have to fill out a "self clearing permit"...basically just a card that you can pick up by the rifle range and lists when you got there, when you left, what you were doing, etc.
Hadn't ever paid any attention to the self-clearing permit requirement until a DW...
| Outdoor Board|| re: Shooting Range in Baton Rouge - TechME on 3/12/12 at 11:32 am|
Went to Diamond for the first time a few weeks ago, but I don't think I'll be going back. The ventilation on the range is just really poor.
I was initially the only one on the range when a guy showed up with his new AK and a drum magazine. By the time he emptied the magazine you could damn near ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Faces of Death website and removed Youtube Video? (NM, Got it) - TechME on 3/1/12 at 10:20 am|
[quote]Second, a few days ago in some thread someone posted a video of a wreck somewhere up north. In the wreck what looked like a Tahoe/ Suburban slid on an icy road, went across the median and got T-boned by an 18 wheeler. It exploded into a million pieces. Anyhow, Youtube has taken it down...does...