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Open Discussion / Who was the Prom Queen in August?
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:42:17 AM »
LOL and can't stop!!!!

Open Discussion / Re: I'm done with Line6 gear - hardware and software
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:14:25 AM »
... I like the FM4 and DL4 pedals still. Modding them is fun and not very expensive.

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What mods have you done to your FM4/DL4?    I took my MM4 apart and re-painted the enclosure.  I didn't do a very good job,
so I'll probably re-re-paint it when I'm in the mood.

Open Discussion / Re: Car repair is poopy
« on: October 12, 2018, 03:11:35 AM »
... You know what's hard? Crawling under your car for several hours trying to fish your hands and a socket wrench through impossibly small spaces when it's 85F and 80% humidity in dang October! And, only to find out you didn't fix the problem all the way and the car has to go to the shop after all. Because...really...I have so much free time to be doing that sort of stuff right now.


We've had snow here where I live for the last week...


It's definitely sweatshirt weather here in Indiana.

My college roommate was a mechanic, and even after we moved on from university, he was still enough of a car nut to handle any repairs my car needed. Hell, I bought my current car from his garage.

He finally moved out of state, and while I'm happy for the guy.... I miss being able to pay for car repairs with beer.


about the only mechanical repairs I won't do are a/c work and tires ... my least favorite is dashboard work, I don't think there's ever been a comfortable position to work from on anything behind or under the dashboard

I have nightmares of removing a dashboard from an old mustang II.   The check engine light kept flickering on and off for no good reason.
I finally gave up and slapped a piece of duct tape over the stupid light.   Duct Tape has now become by best friend!  Quack!  :)

Build Reports / Re: 1988 West Coast Session Drive
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:13:53 PM »
BOTY!  :) :) :) :)

Build Reports / Re: My First Build with Pix
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:12:59 PM »
Holy Mole Hill, Batman!

That, my friend, is one impressive build.  Keep in mind that the forum runs a contest towards the end of year
for Build of The Year.  With your attention to detail, I would cast my vote for one of your builds.  Excellent!

Open Discussion / Re: Beware Amplified Parts
« on: October 08, 2018, 09:08:57 PM »
... As a business owner myself, if a custyhaf a problem with $25 in parts, I would just eat the cost to make the customer happy....

Exactly.   My first real job was at the local McDonald's Beverage and Emporium.   
If a customer came up to the counter and was not happy with
the quality of their order ( for example:  soggy fries ), we just simply :

         a.  shouted "well, la dee fricken' doo da!  I dew declare! y'all is sayin' wat?"
         b.  e = mc2
         c.  sorry, i don't speak engrish, but i can slinky my way 'cross the dance floor ...
         d.  a + b = c
         e.  the correct answer is:   none of the above
         f.   stairway to heaven < highway to hell
         g.  clapton is GOD > DOG si notpalc

Today's quiz is brought to you by Happy Cat Pedals.
We build 'em cuz we like fuzzy McFuzzBalls.
   (  clean up!  aisle 2!  )

"We're Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band  ... 
You're such a Lovely Audience, We'd Love to Take U Home ..."

Open Discussion / Re: Beware Amplified Parts
« on: October 08, 2018, 01:18:40 PM »

That's really something.   One would think that Amplified Parts is smarter.

Open Discussion / Re: I'm done with Line6 gear - hardware and software
« on: October 06, 2018, 09:45:35 PM »

... Even the best of things fail sometimes, somebody has to be the unlucky SOB that draws the short straw, statistically that same unlucky SOB may even draw the short straw more then once. But a statistical sample of one is no statistic, and one of the biggest mistakes that people make is thinking that their experiences are the same for everyone.

Ah, yes.  ( he said, as a wry smile passed across his lips )  I recall back in the days gone by, walking thru the grass
that had been freshly cut on my way to STAT 511.   The teacher was a grad student from Europe.  I believe that his name
was Omegaman.   His super powers included transmitting an F straight to my report card.  Needless to say, I was late for class
and often forgot my $100 calculator.   I did, however, often bring $1000 worth of chewing gum.   Grape, Strawberry, Cloudberry,
Blueberry, Red Pink Orange Rainbow  ( which can be found on FBAY for a tidy sum ).

And then, I barfed.

... But, you have registered multiple accounts which is a no-no. ...

I have indeed registered more than one account.   I was not aware that this is a violation of current forum policy.
Self-correcting software will execute during the next reboot.   My apologies to all affected by this virus.

Open Discussion / Re: NMD (LCR meter)
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:34:13 AM »
There's lots of documents floating around the internet with info on how to
build your own cap meter.   

I'm far too lazy for that.   I like cheese and biscuits when I'm away from my kitty cat too long.
wait.  I forgot.  I like me as you are he and me is she and we is all together.  sitting in a cornflake
stupid bloody tuesday man, you let your knickers down ....

Open Discussion / Re: Topopiccione gone
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:30:16 AM »
I could never figure out how to pronounce the name, so I never really went there.  ;D

you just made my day!!!!!  :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Open Discussion / Re: Oh, good....
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:29:34 AM »
Wow!   For a minute there, I thought that the Atlanta Falcons were going to go back in time and win the Super Bowl.
Tom Brady would've thrown a last minute interception to himself and then tackled Rob Gronkowski who would've then dunked
the nearest cheerleader into a tuba.

Am I dreaming?   .... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Open Discussion / Re: I'm done with Line6 gear - hardware and software
« on: October 05, 2018, 12:26:24 AM »
Sorry.  I'm having one of those days.   Just venting.


Sorry to butt in... No disrespect but it seems you have been making irrelevant and irreverent comments on others posts so you'd kinda have to expect the same in return.

This seems like it may be a case of... You can dish it out, but can't take it.

point taken.     

it may seem to be the case that I cannot take it.   On the other hand, have I shown disrespect while
making   "irrelevant and irreverent comments on others posts" ?
have i ridiculed anyone that is a member of this forum?
have I made fun of anyone that has asked a question such as, "what's wrong with my build?" ?
and finally, have I used any form of derogatory language in any of my posts?

I ask all of you who read this:    am i a better person for belonging to Madbean's forum?

I posted a legit item in the Buy/Sell/Trade and I was made fun of.

I have been a member of this forum for nearly 10 years.  I have bought PCB's from many members, including from Brian,
Freppo, etc ... I have spent many happy hours on this forum.

I don't understand why I was made fun of when I posted this:
in the Buy/See/Trade section.


Your post reminds me of listening to William Shatner as Captain Kirk.

Haven't we sort of been up and down this road?

Gordo,  what is your point?   What "road" are we talking about? 
               What does Star Trek have to do with an item for sale in a public forum?
                     Are you trying to antagonize me?

2nd response:

Again, I read more:


        Have I offended you with my post?   You have certainly offended me.
           If I were Brian, I would ban you from this forum.  If you were my friend, I would discontinue our friendship.
                If I was a woman and you were a man, I would leave you and never return.  And then I would tell the world
                   so that no woman would ever make the same mistake.
                       If I was God, I would banish you from Heaven.

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