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    How to conect a car amplifier in my home?

    If you are electrically inclined then you could always build your own power supply. A transformer hooked to a diode bridge rectifier should do the trick. Don't worry about supplying dirty power to your car amp as if it is any good already has a DC to DC convertor to clean up the dirty power...
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    A non-serious thread about money

    I think it all depends on your age and the interest rates at the time. Right now if you are young, interest rates a pretty low for mortgages and I think it would be a poor mathematical decision to pay off a low interest mortgage. I know a lot of people are afraid of the stock market but there...
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    Why do American cars and trucks suck so bad?

    The reality of the automotive industry is that most vehicles regardless of where they are made use the same parts. The brake module in a Porsche is the same one that is in a Chevy. Modules, brakes, radios, seats, etc are all supplied to the automakers from the same suppliers engineered to the...
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    Honda CR-V...Opinions?

    The CRV is very very under powered. Load that thing up and it struggles. I don't find the interior that appealing. As for the realiability; any car is realiable if you take care of it. I would buy the Equinox myself. It has a V6 and seems to have a more flexible interior. Plus with GM's discount...
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    Oil refineries...

    I think we all can agree that hydrogen is not the greatest in the EROI department. Nothing I can see in the future is going to beat oil. But for the planets sake hydrogen is a way better solution for transportation. It is clean and non toxic. We just need a cheap electrical source to create the...
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    Well I made my decision, sort of. Solid state or tube???

    Honestly I would forget tubes if I were you (my opinion). People may like the way they look and sound but they are a pain in the a** to own. All tubes will eventually fail and getting replacements can be expensive and hard. They are not kid or pet friendly as they get very very hot. Go...
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    6th Grader Finds Calculator Glitch

    I think the kids shouldn't be using calculators at all. It only makes them rely on machines later on in life. This is why we now have cashiers who cannot make proper change. No calculators in math class! Use your brain!
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    Man Oh Man This is Killing Me.............

    Listen to Holadem. Make things happen on your terms. That way you're not sitting around waiting by the phone. That is when the mind wanders. Only bad things come from a wandering mind. :D It doesn't mean that you have to be a jerk or anything, just do like Holadem said and tell her when your...
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    Man Oh Man This is Killing Me.............

    What always (100% guarantee) works for me if a woman dosen't call or email back right away is to call or email back a couple of days later saying "I see you're playing hard to get already. Nice." Make sure your voice tone is cocky but sounds like you're kidding slightly. I always always get...
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    Coach suspended for running up the score

    Whatever happened to having A, B, C, D leagues? That way kids of equal talent can play against each other. Either the team that won belongs in a higher league or the losing team belongs in a lower league. If there is only one league then maybe they should let the truely exceptional player play...
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    Shall we dance? Arranged Halo 2 match April 30, 2005 to celebrate updates!

    3, 2, 1 for me. My GamerTag is MrFatty1976. Hopefully there is still room:D Nothing like a Saturday evening of killing your HTF friends over the internet. :emoji_thumbsup:
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    Favorite/best job ever......

    My current job is my favourite so far. I'm an engineer for General Motors. I design brake modules for future vehicles. I basically get paid to beat the crap out of prototype cars and trucks on test tracks. If you drive the car into a ditch you just call the on site tow truck and go back at it...
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    Poll: Reason for the rise in autism spectrum

    I think one theory for the increase in certain birth defects is the fact that humans are not really affected by "natural selection" anymore. In nature animals that have some type of genetic defect often die before they can reproduce, so the gene is not passed on anymore. Humans no longer are...
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    looking to invest some money

    Another piece of advice I'd like to share: Learn not to become emotionally attached to your money. This can often be very very hard for people. In the future your going to make bad investments, everyone has at one time or another. The key is not to let those bad investments scare you away...
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    looking to invest some money

    The best advice I can give you as someone who started investing early is learn as much as you can about the stock market. Forget about mutual funds, savings accounts, etc. Nothing much competes with the potential returns on your money and it's not as risky as some people make it out to be...
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