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Comment Re:Simple fix (Score 1) 279

I have a similar vehicle (Ford) built in 2004 that will not be getting a transmission flush or change of any sort. And I'm usually pretty good at maintenance. Why? The value of the car is such crap right now that it's worth more to me to just run it into the ground than to change the fluid out. (early CVTs were somewhat notorious for being garbage and maintenance or no, once they go it's 5-7k from a dealer.) No thanks, off to the junkyard if it ever conks out, and I'm not going to spend a dime on the transmission.

Comment Re:Lowest upfront price leads to higher repair / c (Score 1) 345

The bigger question here is why is the fuse blowing? If the fuse is blowing under normal operation, then it's either improperly sized or the design requirements were misinterpreted (drawing more than originally spec'd out, etc.)

Granted, you're being safe by putting the exact type fuse back in (rating and what not) but if it were me, I'd either try to figure out what was blowing said fuse - or I'd put one in with a slightly higher rating. Slightly being 10% or so, just enough to give headroom but not enough to burn the house down (i.e. putting a penny in or some such....)

Comment Re:Full Price Smartphones (Score 1) 155

This is already the case. Look at some of the pay as you go phones for cheap - you can get an android device that is absolutely solid for $10 on sale. The LG Optimus Fuel, which is $10 at Kroger stores around the US right now has 512MB RAM, dual core processor and almost 2GB of onboard - plus a 4GB Microsd card included. Runs KitKat.

Comment Re:My ancient i7-2700 (Score 2) 98

Right with you on a C2Q-6600 that's been running at 3ghz since the day it was first booted. You and I also share the same reason for upgrading - virtualization; although mine isn't as much for performance as it is for memory. I can only buy 8GB of ram for my current machine (DDR2) and would like more.

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