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by swbluto
Apr 22, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: Why we had big downtime 04/22/18 and intermittent downtime since the upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Why we had big downtime 04/22/18 and intermittent downtime since the upgrade

Yep, the proper response to a memory leaking program is fixing the memory leak. As you found out, throwing more memory at it just simply prolongs the time till memory exhaustion. So if it's the database... think a latest stable "working" version would work? Pretty sure the best database systems are ...
by swbluto
Feb 12, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Credit Card Problems?
Replies: 16
Views: 636

Re: Credit Card Problems?

Dauntless wrote:
Feb 12, 2018 3:57 pm
markz wrote:
Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm
Can't live without a credit card when traveling.
Oh, I've had to live without one when traveling because Citibank won't honor mine even when I've used that very card in that part of the country many times.
Debit cards work fine. But, you do have to have savings.
by swbluto
Dec 10, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumpster Delinquent
Replies: 19
Views: 1169

Re: Dumpster Delinquent

This thread led to an interesting song. Ode to the all thrifty moped, lol.

by swbluto
Dec 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dogman Dans E bike burns his house.
Replies: 172
Views: 14702

Re: Dogman Dans E bike burns his house.

Think I'm going to make it a standard policy all flammable goods get put in the detached steel shed when I get things fully set up. To make the shed waterproof, I put a tarp over it. Still need to stake it down, it blows off, lol.
by swbluto
Nov 24, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thanksgiving Day
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: Thanksgiving Day

I'm thankful that this month has been a windfall and I'm more than covered in terms of financial werewithal to complete the near-term projects on the horizon with ease. I'm also thankful, that it potentially puts me that much closer to building my dream house, lol. I notice that google imaging "Drea...
by swbluto
Nov 12, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: saved money = earned money = bike parts...
Replies: 3
Views: 306

Re: saved money = earned money = bike parts...

Think it was Ben Franklin who said "a penny saved is a penny earned". When I was a kid I never understood what the heck he meant. Somewhere along the line I figured it out. When you're running a business, you VERY QUICKLY figure out what ben meant, lol. income = revenue - expenses The more you mini...
by swbluto
Nov 12, 2017 4:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forks over Knives <health>
Replies: 131
Views: 6359

Re: Forks over Knives <health>

Bread and water is made out to be 'dungeon food' but I'd take a bet that good quality bread and water would be all needed for healthy sustenance. . . . Post-meal blood pressure testing will tell you quickly if your assertion is likely true. I see possible issues with bread alone, but if you are sep...
by swbluto
Nov 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forks over Knives <health>
Replies: 131
Views: 6359

Re: Forks over Knives <health>

Hint: it's not meat, it's not vegetables, it's the kind of fats you eat and their balance. A vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, and pure carnivore can all fall into this imbalance. It's more the kinds and quantities of carbs you eat more than anything (This includes the galactose alpha 1 3 galactose carb...
by swbluto
Nov 05, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: (Was) Honda Civic Hybrid goes 100,000 miles with no problems
Replies: 149
Views: 23712

Re: (Was) Honda Civic Hybrid goes 100,000 miles with no prob

120,000miles over 8 years -> 15,000 miles a year. That's not too bad, I thought a really long commute would rack up at least 30,000 miles a year. Did you start using the BART? (For me, hypothetically, the commute would be 35 miles one way, so 70 miles/day * 5 days a week * 50 weeks / year = 17,500 m...
by swbluto
Sep 28, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

estranged people more sharply from each other. That's what I don't like about cars. They tend to keep people from socializing with random people, both by removing the possibility of walking across them in real life, and also by tending to produce great distances between people. It's interesting the...
by swbluto
Sep 26, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: California is considering a ban on ICE Cars (yay!)
Replies: 15
Views: 977

Re: California is considering a ban on ICE Cars (yay!)

California is living upto its commiefornia nickname.
by swbluto
Aug 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: **7 year old post ** I almost killed a man over a hotdog.
Replies: 30
Views: 2070

Re: I almost killed a man over a hotdog.

This happened once to me, rejecting an order after it was made. At UW seattle downtown, a subway didn't make it clear they didn't accept credit/debit, and so I found out after my order was made, and not only was my order $9 as opposed to $5 across the road because it was a special "convenient" subwa...
by swbluto
Jun 12, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Resources & EV Related Parts and Services
Topic: Power calculator
Replies: 33
Views: 24483

Re: Power calculator

Okay, time to interject here. There's a minimum amount of energy needed to climb a hill. Then there's the minimum amount of energy to push away air molecules at a given speed. Energy to climb hill = The sum of both of those. So, yes, speed matters, but there's going to be a minimum amount of energy ...
by swbluto
Jun 10, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Preowned Model S at EXTREMELY low cost
Replies: 29
Views: 1724

Re: Preowned Model S at EXTREMELY low cost

I thought guys like acceleration because it's fun. The fact that girls also like acceleration (Many girls like roller coasters, right?), tells me it has little to do with gonads. Now, I'm sure some might think of Teslas as status symbols. But, I get the sense the average status symbol seeker isn't e...
by swbluto
Jun 09, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: E-Vehicles General Discussion
Topic: Preowned Model S at EXTREMELY low cost
Replies: 29
Views: 1724

Re: Preowned Model S at EXTREMELY low cost

Hey warren, did you forget that the Model S accelerates faster than a sports car? Believe it or not, Ferrari buyers aren't looking for used geo metro prices. :D
by swbluto
Jun 03, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online theft, thinking of doing something about it
Replies: 17
Views: 1074

Re: Online theft, thinking of doing something about it

A buyer abused an ebay return and stole $50 worth of items from me. http://imgur.com/a/o5uQ3 I sent an email to the local police department and disputed the return with ebay. This has happened a few times before and never ended in my favor, I would say the money and item is as good as theirs. So I ...
by swbluto
May 26, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying newer, more expensive used cars
Replies: 34
Views: 1859

Re: Buying newer, more expensive used cars

If you have any doubts about the seller, or even think he is not the type of guy you would want as a friend.... Walk away ! Sterling advice here. Do your homework. Use the bluebook. If you have not bought a car or haven't in awhile get a friend to help you. Trust your gut and make sure you take a g...
by swbluto
May 24, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying newer, more expensive used cars
Replies: 34
Views: 1859

Re: Buying newer, more expensive used cars

Develop some skills in diagnosing cars is a pretty good one. It's how I scored my used vehicles, which has been running almost perfectly since I bought it (I did have to replace the fuel filter and a tire, but definitely not a major engine issue.). In particular, you might want to develop some skill...
by swbluto
May 14, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Forum Rules and Features
Topic: The Level of language we tolerate here
Replies: 20
Views: 1650

Re: The Level of language we tolerate here

Well this guy's hilarious. I wouldn't mind him stirring up more needless trouble for my amusement, lol. (Granted, the chance of me reading his threads is pretty much goose egg.)
by swbluto
May 06, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Ebikes are for rebels....
Replies: 58
Views: 2847

Re: Ebikes are for rebels....

I was about to say that they're not a threat to the status quo because nobody wants them, but in a place like NYC demand is probably high enough for that to be true. I have to think that it's only a matter of time. Then again, this is 'Murica.... Yep, it would be more compelling of a proposition on...
by swbluto
May 02, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

No problem with plants eating CO2, the problem is that when there is too much CO2 in the air, the oceans are eating it too. Acidification of the oceans is the major environment threat. The sea life has begun to be affected already, and it will not take much more CO2 to start a chain reaction that w...
by swbluto
Apr 30, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

I utterly despise SUVS. I see so many single parents where I live oh I got a kid gotta get rid of my car and get a giant suv. I have to say, I used to be the same. Dangerous, polluting, unnecessary and tacky displays of arrogance and wealth. It didn't help I worked with a guy who loved the biggest ...
by swbluto
Apr 29, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

But food is dramatically more expensive than electrons and they probably didn't use as many petrochemicals, herbicides, and other nasty stuff 5 decades ago. Health care and nursing home care are dramatically more expensive than food, and those are a couple of the enhanced features of a motor driven...
by swbluto
Apr 28, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

I think that depends a lot on the local road infrastructure. In my area, it's 70 mph roads in all directions, so there isn't much applicability for e-bikes other than quick jaunts to this tiny town. And, in that regard, people use all sorts of vehicles to accomplish that, from dirtbikes to ATVs to g...
by swbluto
Apr 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Only the poor want ebikes
Replies: 93
Views: 4603

Re: Only the poor want ebikes

Potentially, ebike riders get more vitamin D sun exposure than most ordinary drivers.