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M2Pilot
M2Pilot Dork
5/19/22 2:26 p.m.

In reply to SaltyDog :

That reminds me of the time shortly after I'd recovered from my quadrupal bypass. I was working on a light switch with phone set to vibrate in my shirt pocket.  I thought I was having another infarc.

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
5/19/22 3:24 p.m.

TIL that apparently only the 2 ports marked with lightning-bolts (i.e. Thunderbolt ports) on my new iMac will work to plug some kind of video output adapter (like USB-C to HDMI or VGA) in to...

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/19/22 4:31 p.m.

In reply to Ashyukun (Robert) :

Oh jeez...

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/19/22 4:33 p.m.

In reply to 06HHR (Forum Supporter) :

The newer ones got the 6 speed.

The "Neon" engine has nada to do with Hyundai or Mitsubishi.  It has closer roots to the Slant Six.

wae
wae PowerDork
5/19/22 9:52 p.m.

TIL that ducks drown mice.  I always did like ducks!

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/20/22 3:21 p.m.
wae said:

TIL that ducks drown mice.  I always did like ducks!

And now you have passed on that learning.

Now picture, if you will.  A duck catching a mouse.  I am sure it can happen, but it sounds absurd.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/20/22 5:26 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

Ducks are actually kinda shiny happy people.  Also, mice eat eggs, and they have a strong inclination to protect their eggs...

Ashyukun (Robert)
Ashyukun (Robert) PowerDork
5/24/22 6:40 p.m.

TIL that 'Taser' is an acronym because the inventor got the idea from a book called "Tom Swift and his Electric Rifle", standing for 'Thomas A. Smith's Electric Rifle'.

No Time
No Time SuperDork
5/24/22 7:01 p.m.

In reply to wae :

That's cool. I knew chickens would catch mice and kill them, but didn't think it was something a duck would do 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/24/22 10:03 p.m.

TIL I can scroll the screen on my phone with my tongue.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/25/22 9:21 a.m.

TIL not to borrow Appleseed's phone.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/25/22 9:52 a.m.

In reply to Duke :

How else was I going to get the chocolate off without getting up off the couch?

Azryael
Azryael HalfDork
5/25/22 10:13 a.m.

TIL that while I have no major bodywork experience, I'm not half bad at it.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/25/22 11:54 a.m.

TIL that I only put 2400 miles on the Miata last year. I'm kind of ashamed that I drove it that little. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
5/25/22 12:14 p.m.

In reply to NickD :

I've owned the Manic Miata for about 12 years and I've probably put less than  15,000 miles on it.

It's OK.

 

 

NickD
NickD MegaDork
5/25/22 12:22 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

Yeah, I've owned mine 8 years and put almost 50k miles on it. I actually put 1000 more miles on it in 2020 when everything was closed, but even that was a drop from the 6-8k a year before that. The problem is, after the whole TN transmission explosion I got really gun-shy about taking it long distances, and then the Yaris is just too darn good at being a car.

Edit: Also, Tennessee Transmission Explosion is totally going to be the name of my country metal band

914Driver
914Driver GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/25/22 4:26 p.m.
Appleseed said:

TIL I can scroll the screen on my phone with my tongue.

Today I learned NOT to ask what you were looking at when discovering this unique talent.

Peabody
Peabody MegaDork
5/25/22 4:31 p.m.

In reply to Duke :

I've owned my snowmobile the same amount of time and put less than 250km on it

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
5/25/22 4:33 p.m.
914Driver said:
Appleseed said:

TIL I can scroll the screen on my phone with my tongue.

Today I learned NOT to ask what you were looking at when discovering this unique talent.

Craigslist.  Duh?

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/25/22 6:06 p.m.
NickD said:

TIL that I only put 2400 miles on the Miata last year. I'm kind of ashamed that I drove it that little. 

I put just shy of double that on my daily every year... 

Clearly, I need to drive more or something...

RossD
RossD MegaDork
5/25/22 6:13 p.m.

TIL that an early aero Crown Vic with nice duel exhaust and some chrome wheels and RWL tires pulling into the gas station I am filling up at, will invoke "I want that" feelings.

 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
5/25/22 6:21 p.m.

TIL to not roll into Houston at 10pm on a Sunday for work and take the Nissan Versa as the rental car to save money.  

In my defense Monday was the first day of my new job.  

Also I learned that big truck squat thing is alive and happening and big ass trucks like to get really close to Nissan Versa bumpers.  

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/25/22 6:26 p.m.

In reply to Datsun310Guy :

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
5/25/22 6:39 p.m.
Recon1342 said:
NickD said:

TIL that I only put 2400 miles on the Miata last year. I'm kind of ashamed that I drove it that little. 

I put just shy of double that on my daily every year... 

Clearly, I need to drive more or something...

I put almost double that on my Volvo every month.

check-on-your-93-octane-friends.meme.jpg

Doing the math, I could buy a Model 3 Performance and almost break even.  But I tell myself, for less money I could just drive an RX-7 that gets similar economy but is happy on 87.

Recon1342
Recon1342 SuperDork
5/25/22 10:40 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

Dang. Also, your meme didn't show up, but I feel for you. The F1Shifty runs on 85... good ol' 8 cylinder low-ish compression lump.

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