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Comment Re: Taste Score (Score 2) 85

Liver tastes like something that spent a lifetime filtering out crap for a reason, kidneys taste like they've been marinated in piss, etc).

Organ meats contain the highest nutritional value, actually.

These statements are not mutually exclusive. Organ meats have a high chance of contamination from environmental sources because of their function. If clean, they are highly desirable. If not, you should leave them to the sled dogs. They have shorter lifespans, and are less likely to suffer the effects of bioaccumulation.

Comment Re:18:9 (Score 1) 79

Because bigger numbers are better! Only a loser will use a 2:1 screen. Real men? they have a 10,000,000:5,000,000 ratio screen!
and it has a 330,000 uAh battery! DEAR GOD ITS HUGE! MOAR POWER!

And all you thinkers can STFU! stop your freedom hating education and knowlege from getting in the way of FREEDOM!

Comment Re:The sharing of table scraps economy not viable? (Score 1) 317

Done it on a few cars, Civic, Mustang. The worst are A arms. Two bushings, in line.

Yes, that sounds like a massive PITA. I have no experience with such things. I actually let someone change my Dana 50 ball joints, the same guy doing the alignment on my F250. On my 240SX, all the suspension links were just simple stamped steel items with one thing on each end, maybe a bolt attachment in the middle (e.g. radius rod to the front suspension arm.) The bushing in the radius rod is about the size of a subframe bushing on a german luxo barge, i.e. massive. So that's going to basically last forever. On my A8, it's all cast Aluminum members, and it's all multilink so they are all simple except the main one on the bottom to which the goodies attach. So there are just no situations like that. On the other hand, there's also not a complete kit of poly bushings available for either end of the car. There's only one poly bush shy in the front, but I think there's only one bush available for the rear. On the 240SX at least you could go full-poly, except maybe the subframe where people tended to go Aluminum anyway. And I lost track of the number of Integras I blew off due to handling differences, so meh to Honda :) I went full poly front and full spherical rear, though... And kept rubber subframe bushes for street comfort.

Comment Re:The sharing of table scraps economy not viable? (Score 1) 317

I love my polyurethane. But they aren't for everyone and they don't last forever. Life is actually shorter than stock,

What? Shorter than stock? That's goofy. That outright shouldn't be happening. Did you forget to grease the bores before installing the inserts?

the ride is much better IMHO. Some people like mush...different bores and strokes for different folks. In a cab, some people would claim the car's ride was 'harsh'.

You can design the bushing for different characteristics. Right now all the offerings are solid bushings designed as ultra-durable replacements for the OE bushing, but if you design the car to use poly bushes from the beginning, you can design as much squish into them as you like.

Bushings are a bitch of a job, even with a hydraulic press. You'll need some steel stock, a band saw and welder to make a custom drift before you are done.

I use a miter saw with a grinding wheel to chop metal stock. It has kind of a wide kerf but it's not really a practical problem. You can use sockets to push poly bushings (they come in a variety of sizes and have a nice rounded edge which won't chew the bushing) and I have a pretty comprehensive set all the way from the itsy bitsy ones up through 3/4" so that provides for installation of most bushings. I also have the HF 4x4 ball joint kit, which can be used in a pinch, if clamped into a vise. My vise is mounted on a pedestal made from a Chevy astro axle shaft and brake drum. And I do have a hydraulic press. The only poly bushes I ever pressed in, though, were big ones from whiteline for the radius rod on the 240SX S13 front suspension. Maybe those were easy.

Comment Re:sigh (Score 2) 101

Every one of my science professors back in the early 1970s were talking about the possibility of a coming ice age. They were not law professors. They taught chemistry, biology, physics, etc.

I guess they were just spreading rumors and half-truths, but since I didn't read peer-reviewed science journals on a regular basis back then, I pretty much believed them.

Comment OTT VOD is getting expensive too (Score 1) 123

People don't care. They're sick of commercials and $200/mo cable bills.

Broadband Internet + Netflix + Hulu + HBO Now + Amazon Prime + CBS All Access + Sling (for ESPN) can add up fairly quickly as well, and Hulu and CBS All Access still show commercials to subscribers who don't pay the commercial-free surcharge.

Comment Athletic performance is quantifiable (Score 1) 123

Same with athletes. Clubs pay a lot for players not because they work really hard, but because they generate lots of revenue.

It's different there. With professional athletes, what generates revenue for a club is easier to correlate with quantifiable performance. More wins means more butts in the home field's seats. A player not generating value gets relegated to a developmental league.

Comment Referring to US only? (Score 1) 249

You'll need a special license from the government - administered by Microsoft - to run dev tools and debuggers.

From what government? For 95 percent of the world, Microsoft is foreign. Why would one country's government let a foreign corporation administer its developer licenses?

Comment Re:Feels good... (Score 1) 249

or they can't afford more than an existing hand-me-down PC.

Or better yet you do as I have done. Buy an off-lease Lenovo Thinkpad for $150.00 or so [...] and if you really need Wi-Fi a $10 Netgear WG111V3 will always work in Linux

That's good to know for people with $160 for a project. I too have had good luck with GNU/Linux on an off-lease ThinkPad, needing only to install the proprietary firmware for iwlwifi. But in this particular case, a hand-me-down PC with a hand-me-down Windows license is $0, which is $160 less and which is all my source was willing to spend on an experimental PC to run retro games.

I really don't like using Wi-Fi though, as all of the 11 channels are super congested already in most locations, and even if they are not, an Ethernet connection to the router is much faster!

A 400 foot (122 m) cable run to the basement where my source is staying (long story including disinheritance) is more than $0, as it needs a switch in the middle to repeat the signal. And my source found that one of his five WLAN could get a signal in the less congested 5 GHz band (as can the off-lease ThinkPad I tried).

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