Hey Oppos. Missed you all.
Let the Oppo live long and prosper!
@e90m3 If all the greatest engineers worked for the greatest company.... they too would think of themselves as average engineer working at an average company.
You stop that self degradation talk!
You're a friggin engineer. You're head and shoulders above most of the world.
Most of the world now
@manwich Buick, Pontiac, Duesenberg
I was pretty bummed when they killed Oppo v1. While we all had our opinions and disagreed on topics, it was still an interactive encyclopedia of EVERYTHING from fixing a flat tire to hoisting a new roof on your house. To kill it is to kill knowledge and we all know.... that can't be done
@long_voyager94 There was a time my family owned all burgundy mercury sable. Burgundy exterior. Burgundy trim inside. Burgundy cloth seats. Burgundy everything
My dad was working as an auto mechanic. One day he comes home and says the shop has a car with leather seats. Car is going in the trash but I want to yank leather seats out of it. Asks me to help him next day.
We go to his shop in the morning. It's an all blue ford taurus. Blue exterior. Blue dash. Blue pleather seats. I go... ARE YOU SURE? ARE YOU SURE SURE?
One thing you have to understand. Back in USSR anything different from cloth was excessive luxury.
So we swapped the seats. Had blue front seats in an all red car. But they were "leather"
@ttyymmnn I don't know who needs to read this, but Camry is not same as Camery or Camero.
Say you're a terrible human being and you leave your laptop plugged into outlet all the time. Your battery probably is not long for this world, but at least it's fully charged.
Here is the question though - if power goes out and you're using your laptop with power cord still plugged in, is the power being used by laptop AND siphoned off by un-powered outlet?
Or is there some sort of diode situation happening with power only going one way?
Dag Nabit! Not another good boy!!! It's just not fair.
I'm sorry for your loss. I don't choke up when people go. My gut is in knots when a good puppy goes (they are always puppies). I've lost a fair share of good puppies and I hate to tell you... for me at least it never gets any easier.
This may come off as being a bit of a jerk. It is not meant to be as such.
The world has always had it's bowl of shit. Dinosaurs, Ice age, Black plague, Spanish flu, World War 1, World War 2, presidential assassination, Korean war, Vietnam war, gasoline shortage, market turmoils,
You are not expected to fix the world and its malfunctions. You are however expected to offer your kids a strong back behind which they can shelter in place until they are grown. Best I can tell you are doing as well as can be expected. Everyone gets jitters and worries about this or that.
Take things one at a time - washed a spoon - hey, you made the world that much cleaner. You swept your driveway, hey, the world is now that much better.
Maybe I'm generalizing a bit, but that's my way of looking at things. There is always someone worse off than you.
We're here. If we can help, you know someone here will. If I can help somehow, let me know.