@drVanTraveler This is a good point. Pictures and urls are just text in our composer here so it's be difficult to restrict those. There is maybe some other restrictions we can put in place though, I'll look into it.
Good eye! That plain text white plate was only available from 1990 to 1995, although oddly Merkur only sold the Scorpio up to 1989. So this car must've sat on a dealership lot for a year or so before being sold.
@WhoIsTheLeader the Audi is actually faring really well, believe it or not! It ticked over 170k miles last year. A really big factor in its reliability is that it's the older design of V8, from before the self-destructing timing chain tensioners.
The spec of your truck is amazing!! Green over tan is easily one of my favourite colour combinations 😍 Hope you're able to get it sorted eventually because that's a lovely machine:)
@Qaaaaa Every car is infinitely better with a manual. It could be the lazy heel-toe downshifts, that perfect rev match. Those little things that make a manual good. Sure the automatic on paper fits it better, but the real world is different for some. I would love a manual with that glorious V8, it's waste to not atleast offer one.
@Taylor-Martin the scheme I was describing was more of an “ah shit I need to get home” type of shitboxing technique… there shouldn’t really be any need to do any topping off running cap off unless the coolant light turns on, you’ll probably be fine. Don’t do this long term. Good luck!
@HoustonRunner if there is any way you can make a last minute decision I’d do that. Otherwise don’t plan on it. We had good snow a couple weeks ago but it’s been straight sun since with not much of a chance in the 10 day forecast. It was getting crunchy last weekend. There is a pretty good base so if we do get another storm later this month it will freshen up but that’s not a sure thing now. Just a bit further north Colorado is in much better shape from what I’ve heard from family up there.
I was out earlier when it was closer to 10°, and yeah it was cold. I was old going a block to the UPS store, so I was a bit lazy about putting on warm stuff and it burnt me. Possibly literally, I ended up with some sort of irritation on my thighs.
@facw There is also the possibility that if it is some kind of Intel decide the NSA may have already dialed into it to see exactly what info it is gathering so they will just leave it alone until it gets close to something sensitive.
And then the even more remote possibility that China is telling the truth about it.
Either way we could shoot it down now if we really thought it posed a threat. It isn't even a question of capability.
@AkioOhtori Lots of good picks from Craigslist. Especially those MGs….nudge, nudge. The hardtop on that MGB is probably worth close to half the asking price, btw. I keep looking for one like it for the Midget.
I'd encourage you to get users of the present system on early. One's that have no knowledge of SAP and see how they pick it up. That will help you understand how right the software is for the users and what it will take for them to adopt it... Better to understand that as early as you can.
@Roadkilled I have no idea how it's handled but I've never heard of it being a big disruption here. Just from watching videos on youtube however it seems like there are no planes on the taxiways when VC-25 or C-32 are moving around the airport. In this video you can actually see a couple of suburbans escorting C-32 on the taxiway to the runway.
@DipodomysDeserti Yeah, I'd say the number of kids rocking Nirvana shirts today is 10x what I saw from Pink Floyd shirts in the 90s, despite the same relative time passage and band popularity.
Punk is a good genre for comparison because it's a lifestyle, and many bands are still adding to the canon (even though the heyday of late 70s/early 80s is over).
But Classic Rock, IMO, represents a very specific phase in the evolution of rock. Newer than Bill Haley and Chuck Berry, and past the "four guys singing in harmony" stage of early rock, including early Beatles. It's guitar-forward, blues-inspired, lots of solos, relatively technically complex stuff (not just the generic 12-bar or 3-chord "oldies rock" formula). Often including social protest themes around Vietnam, or just the good old generic "drugs sex and rocknroll" approach.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it -- and I think most radio stations/XM also stick to that idea. It's not to say there aren't more bands today doing that basic same style, I just don't see them adding to the genre as easily as with Punk, or Hip-hop, or other genres that aren't defined by a specific era. I feel like those (and EDM, etc) are open-ended more than a lot of pre-2000 rock, which had a distinct beginning and end. IMHO, of course.
@tophercrowder wow, we had a grey one of a similar vintage (with the same mesh-effect wheels your old one had) that was our road trip warrior back in the early 2000s. My parents weren't keen on driving either of our old 740s for the 350+ mile trek to SoCal as they were getting increasingly unreliable so we'd borrow grandma's old Caprice and it was such a great cruiser. Sadly it got retired and sold off when we got our Odyssey which in nearly every respect was a better cruiser, but damn, I still miss the Caprice. My mom always said she'd have preferred a wagon, though her dream car is a hearse.
At Defcon 2 or higher, meaning that nuclear war was the next step, or that an attack was imminent, the Looking Glass pilots were required to wear an eye patch over one eye. If a nuclear explosion took place near enough to blind them with the flash, then they still had one good eye to fly the plane.
Many years ago, an older lady told me about her husband having been present for the first and last underwater nuclear tests as regular crew on a Navy ship. For the first test, everybody was ordered to go up on deck and stand facing the detonation. For the last, everybody was ordered to go up on deck and stand facing away from the detonation. That was the only difference for him.
@Mazda616 This sucks to hear, but keep your head up. Things usually work out one way or another. It sounds like you made a good name for yourself even if it didn't work out this time, and if nothing else it could be some good practice for the next opportunity.
Like others have said, it is entirely possible there was already a candidate in mind and they just had to go through the process. When my predecessor retired a few years ago, this was the case. It had been made clear the day I was first hired that my role was to learn everything I could as quickly as possible because the clock was ticking to my predecessor's retirement. When the lead position posted, I felt bad for anyone else that applied to it, as the hiring process was just a formality we had to go though. I'd already been doing the job for a year at that point, basically just waiting for the title to catch up.
@HFV_Junkyardin That's an entirely different class of vehicle though.
I get your point, but I'm just looking at what $17k buys for a modern 5 passenger AWD with under 30k miles and it's not much.
Even less of it will be as efficient, cheap to operate, or cool as this little Colt.