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Old 07-24-2012, 10:15 AM   #271
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I still have a 21S (statistics) model that I use all the time. It's only 22 years old.
I have a 45 and an 11c. The damn things won't die. Wish my iPhone inspired such reverence.
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Old 07-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #272
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Joe Rocket Waterproof Gloves

They're waterproof, but it has a liner that pulls out when you pull your hand out. And good luck getting all the fingers back in to the proper spots. Worthless, but I ordered them online and didn't know.

Still looking for a decent set of waterproof gloves that doesn't have a "loose" liner.

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Old 07-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #273
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:16 PM   #274
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A car alarm with remote pager from Tandy (Radio Shack's Australian business name) in about 1982.

The thing was unbelievably crude and primitive, with a range of about 20 feet on a good day, but I learnt a lesson about Tandy quality.
Awe... I learned to program on the TRS-80 color computer. Still have it up in the attic somwhere.
For the record, the Tandy TRS-80 CoCo had a state of the art Motorola 6809e processor with 32K of memory. Yes, 32K... not 32MB. Kick ass baby! Well... I always wanted a commodore 64 but what the heck.

Screw Steve Jobs... the CoCo has a chicklet style keyboard long before the MacBook ever existed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Color_Computer


My dad bought it for me... probably about 1983? Good times. I should plug it in and see if I smell smoke.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:28 PM   #275
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Awe... I learned to program on the TRS-80 color computer. Still have it up in the attic somwhere.
For the record, the Tandy TRS-80 CoCo had a state of the art Motorola 6809e processor with 32K of memory. Yes, 32K... not 32MB. Kick ass baby! Well... I always wanted a commodore 64 but what the heck.

Screw Steve Jobs... the CoCo has a chicklet style keyboard long before the MacBook ever existed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TRS-80_Color_Computer


My dad bought it for me... probably about 1983? Good times. I should plug it in and see if I smell smoke.
I learned on the original TRS-80 with 4K of memory (later upgraded to 16K.) Persuaded my father to buy one for his business in about 1978/79. Plugged into a black and white TV for display and used a tape deck for storage media. Don't know what happened to it.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #276
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I still have a 21S (statistics) model that I use all the time. It's only 22 years old.
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I have a 45 and an 11c. The damn things won't die. Wish my iPhone inspired such reverence.

I'm on my 2nd 12C (someone stole the first) and a 19B.
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:47 AM   #277
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Any paste that says it removes scratches from paint... Waste of money! All it does is thin out your clear coat and make the paint around the scratch look dull and sh*tty. I used it on my first and only Chrystler and had a dull spot in the middle of my hood until the car took a dump.

Which leads me to my second waste of money (or first depending how you look at it). Anything mopar... chrystler, jeep, dodge, or eagle. Had nothing but problems with my chrystler, from broken transmissions, to a flawed spongy break design from the factory.

My wife (before we got married) had a dodge neon. What a fn POS that thing was. Nothing but issues. One time the plug wires melted to the valve cover and shorted out. We brought it in, not knowing what the problem was. The dealer said a mouse ate the plug wire and it was shorting out... and tried to charge us for it. I said a mouse huh, let me see the wire! They refused to show me, so I said well... I refuse to pay. I went to the back and spoke to the mechanic that worked on the car and found out the plug wire melted. Apparently there was a recall on it and had to install a plastic bracket to keep the wires off the motor. Those mother FRs wanted to charge us for a FN recall!!!! Still makes me mad to this day 10 years later! F*ck the chrystler cooperation, I'll never ever buy anything from them ever again.
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Old 07-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #278
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:13 PM   #279
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Icon Squad II backpack

Appears to have nice features, overall the worst backpack I have ever used.
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Old 07-25-2012, 02:04 PM   #280
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A car alarm with remote pager from Tandy (Radio Shack's Australian business name) in about 1982.

The thing was unbelievably crude and primitive, with a range of about 20 feet on a good day, but I learnt a lesson about Tandy quality.

LOL, the "remote" that I installed in my car has a range of about six inches. It seems that it matters where you put the unit and its antenna in the car . . .
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:46 PM   #281
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LOL, the "remote" that I installed in my car has a range of about six inches. It seems that it matters where you put the unit and its antenna in the car . . .
This horrid object wasn't a remote control for setting the alarm, it was a pager you carried which beeped when the car was interfered with.

As least that was the theory.

It transmitted on 27MHz and had a range of about 10 feet.
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Old 07-26-2012, 04:59 AM   #282
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Old 07-26-2012, 05:01 AM   #283
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Givi jet helmet (picture below). It had an awful inner tinted screen.

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Old 07-27-2012, 08:42 AM   #284
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Givi jet helmet (picture below). It had an awful inner tinted screen.

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What was awful about it? Or am I missing a joke here about your sunglasses?
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:02 PM   #285
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All for the short-term chasing of money. These corporate wankers will never ever learn.
I will say that their Nextec Lithium Ion powered tools seem pretty good. I love the little drill/driver. I agree that they seem to be selling a lot of crap at higher prices.
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