@GrindIntoSecond it was salvaged, as was pointed out. They bottomed around $100k and are back up closer to $120-125k to get in the door for a good car. This is not a car to be like "fuck it, I'll roll the dice" because if the PTU shits the bed and the car is anything short of perfect you might as well total it. All the owners I've talked to LOVE them and I suspect inventory is tight (just like anything else)
@farscythe We have one of those from our previous dog, Cookie. He was a weird fella but when we had to put him down, the house just felt empty without him. He may have been weird but he was also incredibly sweet and friendly and it really sucked that he had so many health problems.
@EssExTee the 575M had one too. so did the Daytona, just less obviously because it was behind the overriders. it's a hallmark of their GT cars and isn't going away. also how dare you speak ill of the 599
@Just-Jeepin Filing this under "cars I would buy if I had a place to put them."
Really this is the best kind of classic car. Nice but not expensive, yet it will get just as much attention as expensive cars at shows because fewer people there will have one, and give you the same awesome experience as any classic car.
@Highlander I had to make an effort to get to do anything resembling what's taught in school. Picked up bits and pieces of stress analysis for the first 4 years before my move to aerospace. And even now it's mostly the computer doing the math.
Still need to make the occasional free body diagram, or do a random simple hand Calc. And did a lot more hand stress calcs when I was working on airframes. But thats still only 3 or 4, maybe 5, classes out of my whole degree.
Here's my question: I am using a Google Contacts account and I have that account signed in on the "Accounts" place in the System Preferences, Settings, &c. How can I force the contacts to update in iMessage? To show up, in other words? I am unclear on the mechanism there. Some of the contacts update and some do not, it seems. But mechanism: can you tell me how it works? Does the Google Contact List have to sync with my iCloud?
I'm all Apple for my Contacts so this is somewhat guesswork 🙂 It looks to me like configuring your Google account in System Settings -> Internet Accounts and turning on Contacts for that account should make those contacts visible to Apple's apps like Messages and Mail. Certainly if some contacts that are in your Google Contacts show up in the Apple Contacts app then some syncing is happening. Let me know if that is the case, and if you add an account to your Google contacts if it does or doesn't show up in Apple's contacts. I have a friend who is much more into the Google world and I can ping him with that info and see what he says.
It also may show up in Contacts like Exchange does for me, as a seperate directory like in this image:
@Someoneatacura I agree that the adaptive, laser/matrix lights would be the best option. I just wish that would have delayed bright lights until those were ready. Though I hate to think about how much those will cost to replace when they inevitably fail or in a crash.
I would check the compressor clutch relay first. Underhood fuse box, labeled with the snowflake (not the snowflake with fan). Sometimes you can give it a little tippy tap and kick it on or you can swap it with one of the nearby fan relays.
If that isn’t it I would check your compressor clutch gap. They’ll tend to get out of clearance when hot and then be able to engage again when it cools off. You can actually physically see the coil struggle to pull the gap shut when it is worn. When your a/c stops working (and the relay is ok), when the car is running, you can pull the clutch relay out a bit and watch the clutch move in and out as you put the relay in and out. This can show you if it’s failing to pull the gap shut.
Or you can measure it, spec is between .35-.65mm (.014-.026”)
@ash78 — The biggest murderbirb we usually get here in town is a Cooper's hawk. A nest of them in one of our ponderosas has finally resulted in young (after a couple of barren years), one of which has made it to maturity. When a cat gets out (which we try to keep to a minimum) they chirp agitatedly at it and occasionally swoop down to within 15-20 feet but haven't tried to actually fight one. They're among the smaller raptors, and the ornithologist who keeps track of our urban hawk population says their normal prey is the meaty, stupid, and abundant mourning dove.
Coyotes are the main concern for the cats and our mother-in-law's chihuahuas, but walled side and back yards and the presence of some bigger dogs should keep them at bay.
@partypooper2012 More just annoyed that no one can come to terms with someone not wanting to own something they hate.
To be fair, this describes most people with a minivan 😈
Practically nobody thinks they're cool (except maybe some oppos), and almost nobody likes them or wants one. Basically everybody with a minivan drives it because they have to, not because they want to.
Your username even alludes to that 🙃
So far, your best bet seems to be the Quest. Almost as good as Honda and Toyota, but they cost much less 💰
Sorry the Transit Connect is too small 👻
I'm no fan of Tesla, but the Model S does have a rear-facing third seat you might like ⚡
@BobLoblaw I don't remember my clutch being an issue, the BRZ/WRX seemed to have a worse feel/engagement that made it less fun to drive. Either that or I got used to it quick. The Abarth on the other hand is laughably bad, no feel it just does the thing. The Veloster N though makes you want to drive like a teenager again, it is very very eager.
@davesaddiction I did just ok with most things but excelled with anything computer related. It wasn't until high school that I really got distracted. When I applied myself, I did fine, but I didn't very often.
I think anyone benefits from the medication in some way as it's pretty much amphetamines. I think CBT on its own could help a lot of mild cases.
@Huzer I saw that too - made my wife go for an evening walk. It was spectacular. It also lit up the clouds far east from the mountains. Areas over Timnath and Severance and Windsor were covered with pink clouds.