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ReconRat last won the day on November 24 2018

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  • Birthday 05/03/1950

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    Tommy TuTone
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    Columbus, Ohio
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    02/07 919² and a pile of parts...

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  1. ReconRat

    Investing 2020 Election Year???

    Not much, looking at suppliers for space launches, and military aerospace, specifically the unmanned wing man stuff. There's been some advancements in the military AI programming for unmanned aircraft. I'm just an aerospace nerd. I'm switching to a broker that invests quite well, and gonna forget about it. And he researches my recommendations and mostly agrees and buys in. He doesn't know much about space and military and aerospace stuff. edit: I need more silver... I just like to have it around.
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    Anyone else order one?

    NASA is trying to invent a dual electrolyte fuel, that you can pump and go. Two fuels, two tanks, one is positive and one is negative. Plus two waste fuel tanks that you pump back at the fueling station to reclaim (recharge). These inventions don't always work out, but if it does, all the electric vehicles will be obsolete. Suddenly, just like that.
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    Most Accurate .22 Rifle?

    Haven't tried it yet. I've noticed good performance from American Eagle. Which is Winchester made cheaper.
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    winter bike ritual

    When the brine or road salt is distributed on the road, just forget it till springtime after a couple of hard rains wash it away. That stuff gets in everywhere and everything on a bike. It's bad enough to want to get a beater bike for riding in the winter.
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    Most Accurate .22 Rifle?

    I think bolt action is a good choice. Probably doesn't have to be new. My most accurate 22LR is an ancient Mossberg bolt action tube feed with an old 4x Weaver scope. It easily places all shots within the size of a quarter at 50 yards measured. (Prone w/bipod) Ammo selection is critical, find what works. For me, it's Winchester 22LR SuperX that works.
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    unOFFICIAL Thanks Trump thread.

    The left and right combined are a minority compared to the independents. But the left and right has the money and power. Fix it.
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    Google Fi

    I left Verizon when I retired. Using Google Fi. Pixel3 is a winner. Black Friday price with a rebate. Didn't pay usage fees for a year. Using it only at home on wifi mostly. If I'm out somewhere and bored, I kick on the access, and I haven't yet run into a lack of coverage. I understand the limitations I might run into, but haven't seen them. There are a surprisingly large number of free wifi access. Sometimes have to ask the guest password. The object was to dump a minimum coverage of $60 from Verizon, and cut costs to $20 with Google Fi. With usage rollover, and pay for data as you use it without penalties. And so far no throttling of anything. All the usual, free unlimited phone and text, and the phone works world wide. And I hacked my old Verizon DroidX to work wifi and text on the Verizon image. Verizon killed the ability to use the phone without their service, with their last update. Not that I couldn't hack the hackers with yet another way around it, but I lost interest. An old phone can have quite a few capabilities and uses. So yes, I think Google Fi is a bargain and works well for me. edit: the old Verizon phone wouldn't even work with wifi phone dialer apps. As soon as the phone sees you dialing, it switches you to a Verizon operator who asks you for money. I sorta kinda hate them. edit deux: There is an option with Google Fi for one or two free SIMM cards. For your tablet or computer, but I suppose it would work in a SIMM phone. Data usage goes on your existing account. Oh, and tethering is free too. So I can run a Waze map on a tablet in the car, and use the phone for other. Which I never do, I just run the Waze on the phone like everyone else.
  8. ReconRat

    Check Ya Nuts

    does not apply to this, but for prostrate cancer, ever heard of the new proton beam therapy? I think there's one up in Detroit. Definitely sounds like some one was playing with your balls while you were unconscious. And they left you with that Chinese malady... Won Hung Lo.
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    no no, he said bike cranks but won't start. Don't bother, it takes two or three jumpers to do it right with a schematic. Take your registration and ID to a good key shop and they can make a new key from the vehicle number. Usually... If not, take the ignition lock in to the key shop for a new key. Last resort, buy a new ignition lock and install. (or find the freakin' key) I've done all 3 over the years...
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    Walmart open carry, Sept 3, 2019

    Not in Florida, they don't care. They also don't allow those silly little "no guns allowed here" signs. I've never seen even one.
  11. ReconRat

    Vstar Exhaust

    I picked up stock cans on ebay, cheap. But shipping is rather high. Dude had pulled his stock off to install after market, and sold them.
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    Bought a new set of tires...

    I like my Ventura rack. I have a Krauser wing on the other. Too bad Krauser doesn't seem to be in operation anymore.
  13. lol, and now for something entirely different... I change mine when it's dirty or no longer has viscosity. You can see that if you look. So I like oils that hold their viscosity and filters that filter longer. Exceptions are if I decide to ride off for a thousand or two miles, I'll change before I go. In Ohio, I changed before storing in the Winter with cheap oil, and again in the Spring with good oil. Or just once in the Winter with good oil for a year. There's always contaminants in used oil, so it's not good to just let it sit over the Winter.
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    Ride report 7/25

    I worked till 65 and really didn't want to retire. But I did. Two retirements coming in, and waited on social security till 67-68 because I didn't need it. At some point other things happen when you sign up for social security, so I did. IRA disbursements start soon, I'm not sure I need that either, but I'll take it. Retired can be super bored or super busy. Not even counting hobbies on that, just things to do around the house. If you're like me, I'd rather do it myself, instead of paying some one else to do it. So far it's quite nice. No rush, no hassles, lots of lazy days. Everything except that one tall palm tree in the front yard. I don't like climbing up there to trim that one. But I do it anyway.
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    Earplugs for rididng

    Also, some helmets are really good at knocking the noise down. At least while they are new, and fit correctly. Some helmets don't do much at all. There's two types of noise, the engine/road noise and the "wind in the helmet" noise. Most cheap or moderate priced helmets don't seem to deal with the wind very well. I bought a new Bell helmet, and found it didnt need earplugs. Not quite as good, but close enough.