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  1. Thread: Cougar

    by Bird
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    Re: Cougar

    When we lived in Navarro County, TX, I met one person who claimed to have seen a mountain lion and heard of a couple of others who claimed to have seen one. And one elderly lady who lived alone had...
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    Re: About 1 in 100 breast cancer cases are men

    Harvey, that ALL sounds great; Glenda's health and the travel plans. What kind of car (or pickup) are you going to tow behind the motorhome? And getting into the mountains where it's cooler would...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    I don't know about ALL companies, but when my son-in-law prepared the prepaid funeral arrangements, we had the option of backing out later; i.e., a revocable contract. But we instead wanted the...
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    Re: Long-estranged sibling just passed away...

    Just oral instructions to your family, or in your will, or pre-paid with a contract?

    I wonder how many people plan their own funerals in advance. I'd never known anyone to do that, other than...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    I've never done that, but I think you fellows have talked me into it. Now if I can remember early some morning before it gets so danged hot!
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    Re: Field FOD through a front (thank God) tire

    I would have thought that spike would be much harder to bend. I have one of those posts for an electric fence with my rain gauge mounted on it, so I can stick it in the ground wherever I want and...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    :laughing:I didn't figure many folks would remember that.:laughing:
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    On my 2015 Ford F150, there is a key lock in the back bumper. You insert your ignition key, turn it and pull the entire lock out. Only THEN . . . can you insert the tool through the bumper to...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Of course I remember when the T-tops were popular with the thieves. And when I was a young patrolman working the northwest part of Dallas, hub cap and bicycle thefts were our most popular crimes...
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    Re: Gasoline Prices Going Down?

    Yep, you're both right. I just glanced at the news report, and once again was a victim of old timers disease. In fact, I'd forgotten that I paid $1.399 once in January and again in February.:o
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    :laughing::laughing::laughing:
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    Gasoline Prices Going Down?

    Early this morning, I noticed a news article that said the average nationwide gasoline price is $2.21 a gallon; lowest it's been in a decade. I guess this area is a little below the national...
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    I wonder if that's true. Of course, I guess the backup camera in the tailgate adds some to the cost, but I would not have expected it to be that much.
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    Re: Lock your tailgates!!!

    Same with my 2015 Ford F150. First truck I ever owned with a locking tailgate. But I can remember when Dallas had the tailgate theft problem more than 40 years ago; it's not something new.
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    Re: Jena Finally Killed a Mole!

    I've never seen them working; i.e., never seen any dirt movement. But I've tried traps unsuccessfully many times. The moles used to work our backyard and this year the front yard. My wife...
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    Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    I had 2 hours of mowing to do this morning, and even starting at 6:30 a.m., I was dripping wet before I finished. I'd love to see some more rain. Incidentally, if I haven't mentioned it lately, I...
  17. Re: Looking for suggestions for use of retired fire hoses

    We only had one use for a retired fire hose when I was a kid. We tied one end way up high in a big tree, and I guess it was there for several years. I know I was 19 the first time I was able to...
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    Re: Kindly Explain PROPERTY RIGHT-OF-WAY

    In a previous home in Dallas, the City owned the street, the sidewalk, and the grassy strip between the sidewalk and street, but the homeowners were responsible for mowing that strip, and could be...
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    Re: Anyone here dealing with depression

    The doctors and nurses had lots of questions about depression AFTER I had triple bypass surgery. It seems that depression is a common side effect of that surgery, but they don't tell you about it...
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    Re: Hearing Aid advice

    I got new Beltones recently (in the last month or so). I first tried the behind the ear (BTE) models that are so popular, but just didn't work well for me. So we went to the bigger style, in the...
  21. Thread: Red Truck

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    Re: Red Truck

    Yep, those are some fine lookin' trucks.
  22. Thread: Red Truck

    by Bird
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    Re: Red Truck

    I, too, have owned Ford, Chevrolet, and Dodge pickups, AND Isuzu; all were good vehicles.
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    Same here.
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    I didn't know such existed, since neither of my Toros had that, but I can't say I'm surprised.
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    Re: How is this a safety device??

    At least they're making some progress then, because I bought a new Cub Cadet in 1995 and it had no provisions for mowing in reverse, and the dealer told me they couldn't change that. However, one of...
  26. Thread: Red Truck

    by Bird
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    Re: Red Truck

    The dealer had the LineX spray in liner done before I bought my truck. I'm very happy with it, so far. And it looks like your truck might be Ford's "race red" like my model that now has over 18k...
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    Re: Happy Independence Day!

    I'd never seen that video before; appreciate your posting it.

    It's raining here, and been a tremendous lightning show the last 3 hours or so. So it's a good Independence Day for us, since we...
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    And same here, too.
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    Re: Hilarious tractor segment

    You were lucky, and didn't waste time watching it like I did.
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    Re: TBN Performance Issues

    I'm having the same thing. When I try to scroll down, it's likely to just jump to the end of the page.
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    Re: Where's the older users

    I'm paying more for my medicare supplement that my before taxes gross salary used to be.:laughing:
  32. Thread: air compressor

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    Re: air compressor

    The link worked for me just fine.
  33. Thread: air compressor

    by Bird
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    Re: air compressor

    I have this 30 gallon Powermate compressor:

    3 Gallon, Industrial Air, Cast Iron Single Stage, Oil Lubricated Belt Drive Air Compressor

    I bought it in September 2005 at Northern Tool for...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    When I was still a teenager, I bought a '36 Plymouth for $50 intending to make a hot rod by putting a bigger engine in it. But the oil that was in it was black and thick. So I drained it, then put...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    Like most folks, I was accustomed to 8' beds, then my 2002 Ranger had a 6' bed and now I F150 crewcab has a 5.5' bed.LOL.

    However, this 2015 truck BARELY fits into my garage and can still close...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I can remember some 1950 models with oil filters, but can't think of any before that with oil filters.

    And I did go ahead and let the dealer change the oil and filter in my 2015 F150 this morning.
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    This question should get you a lot of opinions. My 2015 had 10086 miles on it when I bought it. It was a demo that had never been registered. My service guy at the dealership pulled it up on...
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    Re: Is there something wrong with my septic tank?

    And yep, we had the same thing in Navarro County, Texas.
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    Re: Sad day in our neighborhood

    Yes, mine had a short, light weight chain to hold it from turning. However, even if it is turning, if it's in good condition, you could grab that shield with your hand and stop it from turning. ...
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    Re: How much oil should my truck use?

    We used to have a 40' Bounder motorhome with a 1991 Ford 460 cu. in. gas engine. As long as I drove it every day or even just every 4 or 5 days, never needed to add oil between changes, but if we...
  41. Thread: Trailer???

    by Bird
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    Re: Trailer???

    Sounds as if you might be nearly as old as I am.:laughing: I got the standard drivers license in Oklahoma when I was 16, but later that year, we moved to Texas and I had to take both written and...
  42. Re: There are no effective portable air conditioners??

    I've never used a "portable" air-conditioner, although I've used a number of window units, including one in my shop right now. But in the days before I had an air-conditioner, when I first started...
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    Re: Ford finally came to their senses

    I've got the 2015 with the 2.7 ecoboost. It had 10,086 miles on it when a bought it, 18,137 yesterday when I filled the gas tank, so I've only put 8,051 miles on it. It has gotten mileage as high...
  44. Thread: Fun mode.

    by Bird
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    Re: Fun mode.

    I tried out that "fun mode" on my 2015 F150. It's interesting, and it worked as it should, but we'll rarely use it, I'm sure.
  45. Thread: Trailer???

    by Bird
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    Re: Trailer???

    Now I guess I can't say for sure, but am I the only one to whom that just does not look anything like a mobile home frame?
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    Re: Be careful of car ramps!

    Of course, the solid wood ramps are heavy, but I attached a metal "handle" (drawer pull type, but large) on one side of each of mine. I tried to figure out about where the balance was, so I could...
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    Re: Texas Fall/Winter thread!

    I think we forgot about Spring:laughing:, but there's already a Texas Spring/Summer Thread:...
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    Re: Quality and Honest RV Repair in Oklahoma

    Ron, our last RV was a 40' Bounder with a 460 cu. in. Ford gas engine, Oshkosh chassis with a tag axle. At least the parts were lined up straight. If they just hadn't run that wiring harness so...
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    Re: YESSSS... Summer is HERE.. !!!

    I can't say that I really WANT snow, but it sure beats what we have now; temperature in the 90s.
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    Re: Be careful of car ramps!

    Mine were pretty heavy to move around, but I bought 2 x 10 lumber and made solid ramps. The bottom board was cut 4' long, cut on a 45 degree angle on one end. Each succeeding board was 6" shorter,...
  51. Thread: Where to post

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    Re: Where to post

    Rick, I see no problem with posting in either of those forums, but I agree with you that "Projects" would be my choice.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    In 1972, an uncle of mine had a 1969 half ton Chevy pickup and built a slide-in pickup camper. He bought a new set of 6 ply tires and aired them up to 50 psi. And one of his rims SPLIT! Those...
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    Re: Quality and Honest RV Repair in Oklahoma

    Ron, I have no personal knowledge of the company, but McClain's RV is the biggest dealership I've ever known of, headquartered in Oklahoma City, but with lots of other locations, too. So they must...
  54. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    There was a time, many years ago, at least in the south central part of Oklahoma when some restaurants put their waste food scraps in containers that a local hog farmer picked up to feed his hogs. ...
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Can I assume everyone knows why Ford went from F100 to F150? And of course the other manufacturers did the same. When unleaded gas and catalytic converters were required by law, they first only...
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    Re: problem reporting spam

    Ah, yes. You report'em, the moderators remove'em, and the boss is searching for a more permanent solution. So don't give up.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    :laughing:I've enjoyed this thread. And in my opinion, it's just a matter of personal preference. My dad owned an auto parts store in the '50s and '60s and never owned, or wanted to own, a Ford. I...
  58. Thread: What a tragedy

    by Bird
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    Re: What a tragedy

    I, personally, know to watch for the hitches sticking out behind pickups, which are already longer than most of the cars. But people who are watching the cars in the lane sometimes hurt themselves...
  59. Thread: What a tragedy

    by Bird
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    Re: What a tragedy

    I didn't know any state had such a law, if in fact they do, but I think that should be a law everywhere. I know a lot of people want to leave the hitch head on there in order to do maximum damage to...
  60. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    Many years? Yep. 1948 to 1954 in my case.
  61. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    I'll never forget learning that pigs don't sweat. My paternal grandfather had moved into town several years earlier when he took a job hauling the mail between the Post Office and the train station....
  62. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    Thanks, but don't want you to make my head swell up until my hat won't fit.:D
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    So what bed mat would you folks recommend? As I've said, I think my 2015 F150 has the spray in LineX liner. It's a fairly hard surface and I doubt that I'll ever haul anything that might damage it....
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    Re: Carrier lost my checks

    You, and me, too.:laughing:
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    Re: Found this little guy on my driveway

    We sure have them here in and around a good sized pond in the Community Park. And many years ago, I had a coworker from Montana who said they ate them up there. I've eaten soft shelled turtles, but...
  66. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    Thank you. This morning was my 23rd session of cardiac rehab; 13 to go. And I'd say all's well except for my arms looking terrible. I'm told that's a result of the blood thinner the doctor has me...
  67. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    And I'm in Texas, but used to have good friends and neighbors who came from Virginia and they liked those Virginia (salt cured and very dry) hams.
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    My 2001 Ranger had a slide-in plastic liner, and I think my 2015 F150 has the lineX spray in liner.

    Incidentally, my 1969 Chevy pickup (cheapest thing they made that year) had the wooden bed. I...
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    Re: What's the general opinion on the Ford Rangers?

    I bought a 2001 Ranger, extended cab, 4 doors, 4.0L engine, automatic, etc. on 12/20/2004 with 36,086 miles on it. I let it go too cheap on 11/18/2015 with 114,229 miles on it. Overall, for the...
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    Re: Carrier lost my checks

    I'm sure getting a sneaky feeling that this whole thread is a joke. Surely no one actually does as you claim to do. And it's not even April Fools day.:laughing:
  71. Thread: Pig talk

    by Bird
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    Re: Pig talk

    I assume? everyone knows why hogs roll in the mud??? Since they do not perspire, they have to do that to cool; heat will kill them. They'll stay clean if you have them on a wood or concrete floor...
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    Re: Ford aluminum truck beds are strong how?

    Different kinds of ads and stunts sell to different kinds of people with different opinions.:laughing: If you preferred a Chevrolet before, you now have evidence you were right. And if you...
  73. Thread: Pig talk

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    Re: Pig talk

    Yep, lots of fond memories. I was never in the FFA, but was a member of the 4-H Club. And I raised registered Berkshires myself. Several years ago, one of my daughters found and framed 16 ribbons...
  74. Re: One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    In Navarro County, TX, we had an aerobic system and on Oct. 16, 2001 (before we had to move back to town), I paid $360 have all 3 tanks pumped out and washed out.
  75. Re: One reason (excuse) to get your septic tank pumped

    Yep, we had something similar some years ago . . . at Christmas. Fortunately (I guess) all our company that day was just about to leave when the plumbing stopped up. It sure was cold our there...
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    Re: Tested - 1400 w electric barbecue

    I've never used an electric grill (or smoker). I've owned charcoal, natural gas, and LPG grills (have an LPG grill now). They all work well, if used correctly.
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    Re: 2 stroke engines and operator health

    Both my Stihl string trimmer and Mantis tiller are two stroke and both recommend 89 octane gas and a 50:1 oil mix ratio. I use Stihl's own "Ultra" two stroke oil, which is fully synthetic, so like...
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    Re: New man off metoprolol

    I just feel very tired most of the time, and I've suspected some of the many medications the doctors have me on since the bypass surgery in February. I've been taking a 50mg tablet of Metoprolol...
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    Re: Ten years and it seems like yesterday......

    Yes, it really doesn't seem like 10 years ago when you did that.
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    Re: 2-Stroke Lawn-Boy Engine Won't Run

    Good point; one I'd forgotten.
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    Re: Best & worst Moter Cycle - Most fun

    Me, too.:D The 1985 Aspencade version of the Goldwing was the one I went to Quantico on, as well as trips in Texas, such as Port Aransas.

    The worst (and still not really bad) was a 250 Zundapp I...
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    Re: 2-Stroke Lawn-Boy Engine Won't Run

    I haven't had a two stroke Lawnboy since 1989 when I sold the house and became a full time RVer. But at that time, I gave away a good Lawnboy that I'd been using for about 16 years. Those were the...
  83. Thread: Just Graduated!!!

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    Re: Just Graduated!!!

    I'll add my congratulations and best wishes for college.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    And very few automatic transmissions, no power steering, power brakes, exterior rear view mirrors, air-conditioning, power windows, power door locks, etc.:laughing:
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    Last American make?? I wouldn't go quite that far. A '78 would be about 38 years ago. My '66 Ford Fairlane 500 was a genuine lemon. I kept it for 2 years and 24k miles before trading it off for a...
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    Re: Your best Truck & Your Wost

    My best is the 2015 F150 I now have. The worst vehicle, real lemon, that I've owned was a new 1966 Ford sedan.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    No way. I can't even imagine enough of an emergency to get me to try texting while behind the wheel in a moving vehicle.
  88. Re: The ***Official*** TBN 2,000,000th Post Contest ***TBN Prizes!***

    Just go to "Forums" and just above the forums is the post count and the number of members and visitors currently online.
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    Re: Windows 10 Bah Humbug

    If I remember right (and I wouldn't take any bets) that's how I got it to start with, but now I just click on the little box (windows icon) at the left end of the toolbar and it shows up along with a...
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    Re: Is your AC ready for summer?

    Tell me more, because I put a cup of chlorine in the condensation drain once a month. Do you think I shouldn't do that?
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    Re: Is your AC ready for summer?

    I'm sure some would think I'm wasting money, but I allow the company that installed our central air (heat pump) to charge one of my credit cards $12 a month, each month, year round. I don't have to...
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    Re: Windows 10 Bah Humbug

    I play a little solitaire almost every day on Windows 10; 5 different games.
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Yes, it took me awhile to get familiar enough with all those buttons on the steering wheel to use the cruise control without looking at the steering wheel, but I finally got it.:laughing: I probably...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    I guess, compared to you, I'm still a "youngster" at 76. However, I KNOW I'm not the driver I was 30-40 years ago. In fact, I used to be in charge of the department's safety section, got a 20...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    And where would we find those "studies"?
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    Re: Texting while driving

    During my days in law enforcement, we had no phones; had to stop at a fire station or police station if we needed to use a phone.:laughing: But I've run high speed pursuits in a car with a manual...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    That's in agreement with the self-styled "experts" and I don't really know of any empirical evidence either way. But how many people drive a motor vehicle with a passenger, or passengers, and never...
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    Re: Texting while driving

    Until I bought my current F150 with which I can answer calls or make calls without taking my hands off the steering wheel, I just wouldn't use my cell phone at all when driving. Whether it was...
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    Re: Texas Spring/Summer Thread

    Whew, you all started much earlier than I did. I was 20 when I bought a used 250cc Zudapp in 1960; never could get the darned thing to run right, so the dealer took it back after a month or so. ...
  100. Thread: Windows 10

    by Bird
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    Re: Windows 10

    I'm most definitely NOT an I.T. person but I've owned and used computers since before Windows was invented. So I've gone through lots of different versions and have liked Windows 10 better than any...
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