Recent content by Shentar

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    Ownership Verified: the Shentars' First motorcycle - Ninja 500R

    He is right. It was a great bike that myself and my wife learned to ride street bikes on. I changed the brake pads and rotors on it, change the front wheel bearing (mostly because I put the front wheel together wrong), put LED lights in the gauge cluster, changed the spark plugs, wires, air...
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    Rental Car Roulette

    I had this exact thought. On the way back from Oregon, I was around a lot of Grand Cherokees, and I thought "this looks exactly like that". Once I stopped and saw them next to each other I saw how they weren't alike. Jeep being actual 4wd as opposed to the soft awd of the Journey. I don't think...
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    Rental Car Roulette

    I rented a 7-passenger SUV to go to Oregon to see the total eclipse, and I got a 2017 Dodge Journey Crossroad. we covered it with a rainfly to give us privacy at night. It was nice inside. The leather steering wheel is very comfortable. The UConnect infotainment system is good. There are a ton...
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    The Space Thread!

    I went to Oregon to see the eclipse and to get into the path of totality. Here are the shots I took using my telescope and a point-and-shoot digital camera. Also the rental SUV, my wife, and dog.
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    Cool Videos

    It is. I wish I would play with those guys. I bet it would be a riot.
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    Rental Car Roulette

    I just found this thread. I've been going from San Francisco to Boston a lot the past couple of years, so I've had a number of cars: Toyota Rav4 VW Jetta 2.0T Ford Escape Jeep Renegate Toyota Sienna Jeep Patriot The only one I really hated was the Rav4. That was just horrible. Horrible...
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    MX5/Miata Thread

    My wife and I are looking to get our 90 painted/wrapped. We were quoted like $2k for a wrap and $3-4k for a paint job. Yes, its double the money, but when you are in for $2k, putting up another $1k for actual paint seems way better. The way I'm rationalizing it is that we get a major paint job...
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    Ford says Fiesta won't return for the 2018 model year

    My wife has a 2013 Focus hatchback, and we got the class action notice as well. Sadly, our is a manual car and it has been an awesome little car. I love that thing. I have rented a DCT Focus in Hawaii.. I returned it after only a day.
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    Show us your Lego!

    So how do people feel about the chinese knockoff Legos like Lepin and Lele? My dream set has been the USC Star Destroyer, but they are too expensive to justify buying. However the chinese knockoff is reasonable, so I ordered one to check it out. Anyone else tried them?
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    Shameless self-promotion: I made (with a friend)

    You definitely live in the Bay Area now. :)
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    The Funny Maths Thread.. which sometimes contains mildly amusing pictures

    Those two skulls look extremely identical. Like, pixel identical.
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    TV: New Star Trek Series "Discovery" Premieres January 2017

    I really like Enterprise. Not as much as DS9, but way more than Voyager. The 3rd season arc was cool in that it was all season, but I just don't think it was a very good arc, story wise.
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    Show us your Lego!

    I built it up through 269, then just swapped out the 267 and 269 assembly positions. Each step has a shaft, a gear, and a collar (i'm sure those aren't the right terms). You just swap the two assemblies. Here is a video that demonstrates the problem: Here is the swap (although I just pulled...
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    Show us your Lego!

    I'm through with the drivetrain. I built mine with the gears sequentially. I am going to get an electric motor so I can see whats up with the transmission stalling, or if it will at all. I've also read that if you swap another couple of pieces around, it will fix the problem of multiple gears...
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    Show us your Lego!

    I finally got my GT3 RS this morning. It was supposed to arrive Friday, but because Fedex is incompetent in my area, it went to the wrong house, then they picked it back up and tried to deliver it, then tried again Saturday and didn't use the code I gave them, then wouldn't deliver on Sunday or...