Search results

  1. idleprocess

    Cars, Man

    Last time I test-drove one I could not fit safely into it, but I've got longer legs than average. Precise year evades me, perhaps ~2000 vintage.
  2. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    This is commonplace, probably because the insulation requirements for buried lines become increasingly prohibitive once the voltages begin to exceed last-mile distribution. Transformer on the corner of my lot is labeled 7200V or 30 times the 240V feeds to building panels - its feed lines looked...
  3. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    Or any bottom shelf marquee really.
  4. idleprocess

    Have we witnessed the death of the audiophile? ...

    In my defense, I was considering a typical home's 240V split-phase supply rather than something more industrial.
  5. idleprocess

    dont ever move to a small town!!!!!

    Generally agree, however there's also a lot of just because you can doesn't mean that you should. Roads I will ride my bike on: Neighborhood streets - almost no traffic and motorists are both reasonably attentive while not being in a hurry Select Secondary arterials - off hours these divided...
  6. idleprocess

    Cars, Man

    The 3-pedal arrangement has been on death watch for multiple decades now. Suspect it will eventually settle into the niche of base-model economy vehicles and lower-/mid-tier enthusiast vehicles.
  7. idleprocess

    Master thread for disasters and generators.

    Love it or hate it, CA market is immense, shaping how manufacturers design products. It's a coin toss whether OEM CARB-compliant spouts have caused more vapor pollution from spillage than they've prevented from simpletons failing to cap their containers (a somewhat self-correcting problem over...
  8. idleprocess

    dont ever move to a small town!!!!!

    I almost certainly cannot afford anything coastal or even inland New England. If I were willing to take on yet another mortgage, perhaps, but much of the point of such a relocation would be to scale down the income requirement.
  9. idleprocess

    dont ever move to a small town!!!!!

    Man does this topic bring up a lot of my dog is better than your dog pi__ing matches where the arguments stem from different value sets and resolution ... isn't possible. Lived in small towns on the west coast as a kid, a medium-large town in Louisiana for ~2 years, Dallas area for the...
  10. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    Dallas area. Mild winters, intense summers. HVAC abounds - I've got a 5 ton compressor, most neighbors have multizone setups with two smaller compressors. Oddly enough other streets have 75KVA units serving 4 locations.
  11. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    My neighborhood is underground. They replaced the transformers and intermediate wiring in 2021 and each ~120' wire pull took the better part of a day. Somewhat disappointed that the old 50KVA transformer in front of my house serving five other locations was replaced with ... a new 50KVA...
  12. idleprocess

    Master thread for disasters and generators.

    The nozzles on my Harbor Freight jerry cans are just this side of tolerable. Slow flowing but so long as you maintain pressure against the valve actuator they do keep flowing. They're occasional use so I can deal with it, although I should probably source something not CARB-approved that's...
  13. idleprocess

    How's The Weather There ?

    Neat. The folks have an insert pellet stove. The controls are ... interesting ... to the point that it's best to let it exhaust the pellet hopper once started.
  14. idleprocess

    How's The Weather There ?

    Pellet stove?
  15. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    Just digger fade and shifting soil.
  16. idleprocess

    #1 CAUSE OF BLACKOUTS

    The squirrels are winning the cyber.
  17. idleprocess

    I lived my entire life without debt

    The figure I hear most often is 77 cents. And it's generally true. But correct for just same vocation and similar duration of tenure and it's something like 90 cents.
  18. idleprocess

    I lived my entire life without debt

    We're hilariously OT here. But hey. The market approach to relationships has its ups and downs and is a foible that men and women alike partake in. Probably related to that old saw along the lines of: A man falls in love with a woman believing that she will never change, but she will A woman...
  19. idleprocess

    I lived my entire life without debt

    That's going to depend very much on the local market and how you weigh 'equivalent'. In 2008 I bought a house and my out the door every month (mortgage+taxes+insurance) for a 3/2.5 was less than renting a 1 bedroom apartment whose main 'extra' was an attached garage. While the timing cannot be...
  20. idleprocess

    I lived my entire life without debt

    My timing was fortuitous - bought in 2008 - before prior to the corporate relocation wave in the DFW area and also prior to the financial crisis tightening up lending requirements.
Top