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Old 02-16-2010, 11:24 AM   #616
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Are you going to keep posting here, or are you going to start posting on that other site?

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Old 02-16-2010, 12:22 PM   #617
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I'm going to stay here. That other sight is not a DIY'r type of place. I just thought I'd throw a couple pic's up and test the water over there. Very cold so far. Stay tuned for more in the future, dorf dude...
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I feel like I cheated on you guys. I feel guilty. I wanted to see what the fancy smanshy people thought and got my answer, dead air. I'm getting itchy to get back at it but it will be awhile, work and weather are not helping out. Sorry for cheating on you guys, dorf dude...
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DD, put your guilt back in your pocket. Your just bored and your hands are tied. Relax and enjoy the much needed break.

Its fun to spend some time play'in on the net. We all know you'll be back in full force soon enough. Your just that kind of guy.
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I'm going to stay here. That other sight is not a DIY'r type of place. I just thought I'd throw a couple pic's up and test the water over there. Very cold so far. Stay tuned for more in the future, dorf dude...
Hey Shu:

I have been a long time reader of both fine woodworking, their first magazine and fine homebuilding. However, the homebuilding is nothing more than assembling houses out of expensive stuff. At one time, they did show homes with real creativity and craftsmanship, that rarely happens any more.

And why should we have to pay to get on those sites anyway? Just greedy if you ask me. It's not like they need the cash.

Besides, the people here are much more friendly, just like us good Canadians.
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I feel relieved. I won't even bother checking out that other site if there's a bunch of uppity folk there.

Try not to feel guilty; you're only human!
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Old 02-24-2010, 03:57 PM   #622
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This is not house realated but it is DIY. I smoke and roll my own cig's so it is DIY. Today a collegue and I had to drive 11 1/2 hours clear across Germany to the French border to get some hard drives. I don't even want to get into this story. We stopped at a rest area and I needed more smokes and I had a rolling session. Much warmer weather than in my area, we still have about 10" of snow. My buddy thought it was a Kodak moment. This thread has been dead with no progress so I thought I'd throw this up. The white things in the back ground are toilet paper. We pee and poop on the ground here. Sometimes on the sidewalk even. I didn't take a picture of that one. It was about 20 feet to my right. Still cold enough to not stink. I will be off the house for the next month or so. I will try and put up some pics of where I will be staying if your intersted. dorf dude...
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....We pee and poop on the ground here. Sometimes on the sidewalk even. I didn't take a picture of that one. It was about 20 feet to my right. Still cold enough to not stink....
Hmmmm. Poop is technically DIY.....

-- but I appreciate your not taking those photos!!!
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11.5 hours? Hopefully at speeds much higher than on the American interstate!

The new Autobahn in the former East is so beautiful at times, you can even get rental mini-vans doing 180KM/H flat out
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shu - you are hilarious! Thanks for the laugh. Used to diy my smokes, too, but decided it was time to save myself from carpal tunnel! And besides, I'm worth TM's! I will quit this nasty habit...someday...

The poop thing, well...that's just gross! I get ticked off when I see that someone hasn't picked up their dog's crap, 'cuz I like to walk on the grass rather than the cement sidewalk & when it's dark (which it usually is when I'm strolling with my pooch) & step into a pile of mush, I curse the disgusting owner!!!

Nice to see you're taking a breather.
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11.5 hours? Hopefully at speeds much higher than on the American interstate!

The new Autobahn in the former East is so beautiful at times, you can even get rental mini-vans doing 180KM/H flat out
I got to see 195kmh for short times. The traffic is just too thick to run for long. Way to many trucks. You can't have a fast car now for practical point A to B quick distance coverage. A waste of money. A normal car is just as good for most situations. The Autobahn is not what it used to be. You can get short high speed bursts but some idiot will just pull out in front of you. They don't look in their mirrors. The stress factor makes high speed long distance almost undoable. Thanks to the open European Union traffic is really bad. Diesel's kick butt here now. Torque is the key not horse power. You can not understand until you drive one. I was in a Ford Focus Automatic Diesel Station Wagon. Just reading the name and engine you would think "Slug" No way! It was quite amazing and got above 30 mpg with speeds way above the US speed limit. I go TDY on Monday. Not much more to report until I get there. dorf dude...
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Dorf dude -

Get up to the Neurbergring (spelling?) in NW Germany of one of the one or twice a week days the allow you to pay your $14 (or whatever) for a lap or two on the track. It is now shortened to about 11 miles (was 17 miles) and you can drive/steer anything you want at whatever speed you want over the variable surface. You see Formula 1 cars, prototypes, high speed coupes/sedans (Mercedes/Audi/BMW, Ferrari, etc), semi tractors, school buses, motorcycles, fire engines, lawnmowers and whatever the person/company want to try out. I think they allow volume discounts for extra laps or high users. As I recall, some of the segments are normally local highways.

Wou might even see the new Bugati luxury 2 place coupe with 2- twin turbo charged (4 turbos) VW V8s in a mid-engine "W" configuration. 1100 hp with a top speed of over 400 kph (about 250 mph) and it is only 1,500,000 Euros (about $2,000,000).

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I got to see 195kmh for short times. The traffic is just too thick to run for long. Way to many trucks. You can't have a fast car now for practical point A to B quick distance coverage. A waste of money. A normal car is just as good for most situations. The Autobahn is not what it used to be. You can get short high speed bursts but some idiot will just pull out in front of you. They don't look in their mirrors. The stress factor makes high speed long distance almost undoable. Thanks to the open European Union traffic is really bad. Diesel's kick butt here now. Torque is the key not horse power. You can not understand until you drive one. I was in a Ford Focus Automatic Diesel Station Wagon. Just reading the name and engine you would think "Slug" No way! It was quite amazing and got above 30 mpg with speeds way above the US speed limit. I go TDY on Monday. Not much more to report until I get there. dorf dude...
Yes, I have driven turbodiesels by various manufacturers on European highways, very nice stuff. Loads of torque even from 4 cylinder engines. Wish we had more of those here. Seems to be in only the heavy duty pickups here get the diesels. I guess people really soured on passenger car diesels here after the GM fiasco.
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Yes, I have driven turbodiesels by various manufacturers on European highways, very nice stuff. Loads of torque even from 4 cylinder engines. Wish we had more of those here. Seems to be in only the heavy duty pickups here get the diesels. I guess people really soured on passenger car diesels here after the GM fiasco.
The GM did done a wonderfull job ruin it with ill fated 5.7L Oldsmobile diesel engine.

I do drive both European and Americian pick up truck in France and it mantory diesel engine in pick up truck I am sure you are aware with fuel cost in Europe is more expensive than North Americia is right now the diesel is about 1.20 per liter that come about 4.56 us gallon price but keep in the mind the fuel price will fulated depending on where you get it from.

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The GM did done a wonderfull job ruin it with ill fated 5.7L Oldsmobile diesel engine.

I do drive both European and Americian pick up truck in France and it mantory diesel engine in pick up truck I am sure you are aware with fuel cost in Europe is more expensive than North Americia is right now the diesel is about 1.20 per liter that come about 4.56 us gallon price but keep in the mind the fuel price will fulated depending on where you get it from.

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Diesel is over $6 a gallon and gas over $7 here in Germany, plus yearlly rode tax and bi-yearlly vehicle inspection and emissions test. Expensive! dorf dude...

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