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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #675 on: May 01, 2012, 04:25:41 am »
I'm using fluorescent bulbs now and have quite the number of them.  One thing I hate is the 'color' or temp of bulbs.  I can never get the right color bulb again, especially for lamps that have several.  I bought two packs at Lowe's the other week.  Not only do you have to get the right color, you have to get the right base as well.  I figured if I got two packs, I'd have a 50/50 shot.  Wrongo.  The percentage was really 33.3%.  I got perturbed in not having the right color bulb and started investigating.  What I found was you really don't pay any attention to the color description on the packet.  You need to pay attention to the color temp.  I had a mis mash of different temps in the house that were 2700k, 3500k, and 6500k.  This is alright to figure out from the packet but what happens when the packet is gone?  My color temps were on the base of the bulbs in very fine print.  I hate progress.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #676 on: May 01, 2012, 04:49:33 am »
Luddite
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #677 on: May 01, 2012, 04:50:29 am »
Yep.  Just look at the clothes I wear...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #678 on: May 01, 2012, 05:29:46 am »
Yep.  Just look at the clothes I wear...

Well, we weren't going to say anything...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #679 on: May 01, 2012, 05:42:52 am »
Somewhere...over the rainbow...
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #680 on: May 01, 2012, 03:26:33 pm »
Bill Paxton.... the only one to be killed by a Terminator, an Alien and a Predator.

In order: Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986) and Predator II (1990).

The only other one to appear in all three franchises was Lance Henriksen who was in Terminator (playing an L.E.O.), Aliens and Alien Vs. Predator.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #681 on: May 01, 2012, 06:27:10 pm »
What, nothing about florescent bulbs?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #682 on: May 01, 2012, 06:55:01 pm »
Well....., er, no. Turn switch, bulb go on.... turn switch again, bulb go off- not much to comment on really.

Well maybe a set of those mid- 1940 fluorescent Christmas lamps would be interesting.

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What, nothing about florescent bulbs?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #683 on: May 02, 2012, 09:05:05 am »
I am at 620 miles on one tank of fuel and I still have an 1/8th of a tank left.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #684 on: May 02, 2012, 10:24:12 pm »
I am at 620 miles on one tank of fuel and I still have an 1/8th of a tank left.

Diesel VW?

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #685 on: May 02, 2012, 10:26:35 pm »
Diesel VW?

Chet is always running on an 1/8 of a tank...  ;)

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #686 on: May 02, 2012, 11:16:12 pm »
Diesel VW?
Yup, Jetta TDI.

Chet is always running on an 1/8 of a tank...  ;)
Full today, I was reading at bingo when I filled up, 657 miles, 14 gallons, just shy of 47 MPG.  Not too shaby.

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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #687 on: May 03, 2012, 04:58:43 am »
Yup, Jetta TDI.Full today, I was reading at bingo when I filled up, 657 miles, 14 gallons, just shy of 47 MPG.  Not too shaby.




Nice! With the warm weather I'm getting great mpg numbers in my TDI too, mid 40's in mixed driving.
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #688 on: May 03, 2012, 06:30:59 am »

Nice! With the warm weather I'm getting great mpg numbers in my TDI too, mid 40's in mixed driving.

Mixed driving?  Is that with your wife?
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Re: A thread about nothing at all....
« Reply #689 on: May 03, 2012, 08:19:56 am »
Mixed driving?  Is that with your wife?

Yep, ~60% highway ~40% city. We've been having LOTS of rain lately so I've been taking the cage. I drop my wife off where she works, since it's on the way, and I then take the car to work myself.
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