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  1. Sheltie

    Sheltie good to the last drop

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    Are a lot of people where you live worried about the situation with the oil industry, Coubob?
     
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  2. coubob

    coubob Celestial

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    Not that i`m aware of, i haven`t paid attention.But you would think so. cheapest gas here is $1.01 a gallon
     
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  3. pepe

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    I have had close and intimate relationships with electronic items. Had a nice equaliser I named Eddie and an effects box called squelch. Liquid smoke machine named fogger and a super sub called Lizard king. A guy used to come over to divide all his powder up for sale and if I turned it right up the king used to make it all jump in the air. My pocket radio I still have from those days, Robertson fm/mw/am world service. Never misses a beat.
     
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  4. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    When I was a teenager I had a cassette tape deck in my car I called Sabotage because it would randomly eat my tapes...I was listening to a hard rock band called Savatage one day when it ate my first tape, hence the similarity in names lol...

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  5. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Here ya go...

    What are you Listening to?


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  6. pepe

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    Tapes wow yeah I remember my TDK days, 90s and 120s full of favourites and listed inside. Recording from record to tape was a hobby. I used to splice tapes that got damaged. SP/LP tape decks and your 120s turned into 240s. Had a metal TDK that cost a lot more and had some weight to it but the rerecording capabilities and quality were much better.

    There was some real dodgy makes around too.
     
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  7. nivek

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    Real busy morning at work, been at it about 4 hours already, I had a feeling it was going to be a day like this when I woke up this morning lol...

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  8. The shadow

    The shadow The shadow knows!

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    2 years ago I lost my job. Rikki was there for me. She help me in a dark hour.
    These days it is me that needs to be there for her. She is laid off and depressed.
    I been asking her to post and to take her mind off the daily hardships.
    I also ask all to support her with white energy.
     
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  9. Sheltie

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    Yeah, I remember those days... you'd stick a pencil in the cassette wheel and try to reel in all the tape. Sometimes you could salvage it just fine. Other times it would be too mangled to work again. :mad:
     
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  10. Sheltie

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    What Rikki is going through sounds a lot like what my girlfriend is experiencing. She has not been able to go back to work due to health issues. She's recovered from her foot surgery but her hip is bothering her again and she hasn't been able to get an appointment to see her doctor due to the quarantine.

    There are also some festering issues going on between her and her son. He is married and has 2 children and he lives in the same town as us. She does not get along with her daughter-in-law and I know she misses seeing her two grandchildren.

    I have been trying to get her to got to therapy as long as I've known her (going on 3 years) but she stubbornly refuses and makes excuses.
     
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  11. coubob

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    Speaking of recording tapes back in the day, i used to record mtv`s heavy metal hour to vhs back in the early to mid 80`s i think , I kept all the good stuff and had some really rare stuff. it got stuck in a player once and had to spice it, lol
     
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  12. Toroid

    Toroid Founding Member

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    I remember Headbangers Ball on MTV.
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  13. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    A major component on a machine at work failed tonight on the night shift, I got a call about it an hour ago...I didn't have to go to the facility tonight, we do not have a back up of that particular part so they are shutting down that line and starting up another line to finish the night...In the morning I have to take the broken part to the local machine shop and see if they can mill a new part for me, I'll be asking them for rush service which is a minimum 50% higher rates per hour they will charge depending on the task given to them lol...I have to say, these guys are good, they do some very precise machine work, very high quality and prompt too...

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  14. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    At the Big Orange dump I work in anybody could come in throughout all this - and do. Mow that a few cases have come up among employees they pulled me and one or two other people aside to let us know that. Also to let us know we had no direct contact with them.

    Right.

    So now several weeks into this in an area that's been hit a lot harder than many suddenly it goes from 100 to 75 to 50 at a time, now back to 75. They place an idiot at each door (including me sometimes) with an app on the crappy scanners we carry to count. Now there's plastic barriers up and we are all required to wear masks - courtesy of the Imperator of the State of New York. Fortunately the store provides them, and are damned uncomfortable to work in.
     
  15. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    I've kept trucks over 200K miles without any of those problems. One of them had to burst into flames (literally) before I got rid of it.

    That thing is cursed
     
  16. pigfarmer

    pigfarmer tall, thin, irritable

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    It's 25 here in NY. I got plates that say 'historical'. Nothing here costs a dollar .... :)
    Still has to pass an annual safety inspection but that's less comprehensive than what a modern vehicle has to endure.At least I don't have to worry about the old 'vette throwing codes.

    We got a 2007 Subaru Forester in 2009 - generally avoid buying new vehicles. That thing has been absolutely fantastic, only needed a few minor things over the years. Window regulators. Go figure. My only complaint is it's size. I'm not exactly a Giant with a double row of teeth but at 6'3" this car was not designed for me. I feel like a circus bear on a tricycle when I drive it, peering out between my knees. Little bitty steering wheel. Will probably replace it eventually with another one.
     
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  17. nivek

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    At work we have been required to stay 6 feet apart from one another but now the owner of the company said anyone who must work closer than 6 feet to another must wear a mask...He did this mask requirement because of my complaints to him...He had been harping on my engineers and chastising them about the 6 feet apart rule because they aren't following it all the time but they can't...Some jobs they need to work closer together and this has been a problem getting some work done lately...So I went to the owner's office late last week and told him he needs to lay off my people, they are trying to do the work that he complains isn't getting done but also complains when they are closer than 6 feet to get the work done...I told him to implement a closer than 6 feet rule that requires wearing a mask, he agreed to that, so I ordered a few boxes of masks, hospital style and gave all the engineers access to the masks and told them the new rule...Its worked out better, none of us likes wearing a mask but at least the owner isn't beating us up anymore about being closer than 6 feet, and now we can get the work done...

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  18. Sheltie

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    Why are you going to lay off people? Guess I'm not clear on what you're saying in the previous post.
     
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  19. wwkirk

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    I'm sure "lay off" in his post does not mean fire. It means leave alone as in don't bother them.
     
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  20. nivek

    nivek As Above So Below

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    Yes this, 'leave them alone' or 'get off their backs' lol....

    Thanks...q37

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