Re: [MBZ] Mobil 1 $23 at Wally World

2014-07-16 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
How about the European formula? Isn't that still full synthetic? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:41 PM To: Curt Raymond; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] OT: Tolls in Oklahoma

2014-07-18 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Freeway tolls...isn't that an oxymoron??? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Craig via Mercedes Sent: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:54 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: Tolls in Oklahoma I was looking on Google Maps

Re: [MBZ] Two weeks with the MotoX

2014-08-30 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I recently bought a used Samsung Galaxy II with Jelly Bean OS. I am amazed at the accuracy of the voice-to-text capability of Android. I never type or swipe anything for text messaging, and only occasionally must type corrections when the OS misses something I've dictated. Greg -Original

Re: [MBZ] CVs, was BMW 325 Station Wagon

2014-08-31 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
My son and I both have Crown Vics. His is a 97 and mine a 95. They are good highway cruisers but do not handle as well as a MB. Expect mid 20s in MPG for those vintages. The engineering is good and the power adequate. Mine has the digital dash with excellent climate control. Some years had

Re: [MBZ] vintage precision scale

2014-09-02 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Many years back I found an Ohaus triple beam in a local thrift shop for about $15. Needless to say I glommed it. As a former Chem major and lab tech I have an obsession for precision measuring instruments. Yet most of my weighing is done on a classic vintage Soehnle kitchen scale; most recently

Re: [MBZ] vintage precision scale

2014-09-04 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
The model I have is the one that was recommended by America's Test Kitchen (Cooks' Illustrated), but I believe they had just shifted production to China. The build quality seems very good and it has lasted for years with frequent use. Some Chinese made products have excellent quality control,

Re: [MBZ] New Ride

2014-09-04 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Nice! -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 5:05 PM To: Mercedes List Subject: Re: [MBZ] New Ride Dang list strips out attachments. Let's try it with Dropbox links: Car:

Re: [MBZ] OT: The secret revealed

2014-09-05 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
At the risk of asking a stupid question, if it's a 4WD, why the need (and expense!) of adding an LSD? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond via Mercedes Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 11:28 AM To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] OT: The secret revealed

2014-09-05 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
BTW, congrats on the nice-looking truck! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curt Raymond via Mercedes Sent: Friday, September 05, 2014 11:28 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: The secret revealed Today's trip to the

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-09 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Perhaps, but only a vanishingly small number are murdered by people who are legally entitled to possess a firearm. And more are killed by baseball bats than long guns. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Randy Bennell via Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Rebuilding an alternator

2014-09-11 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I did this a long time ago on a Volvo 122S with success, so it could not have been too difficult; but back then such parts kits were readily available. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Meade Dillon via Mercedes Sent: Thursday,

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-12 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I notice that the article focuses on the victims only. Wouldn't any attempt to solve the problem need to focus on the perpetrators rather than the victims? Why is it only GUN violence that we wish to combat? Why not attack VIOLENCE as the root problem rather than focus only on guns? Remember

Re: [MBZ] N

2014-09-12 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Dude, that was like...2 years ago! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:24 PM To: Mitch Haley; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] N That's ancient

Re: [MBZ] Carbine Digest, Vol 106, Issue 71

2014-09-16 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Actually, the discussion was mainly about nomenclature of an AR-15, and whether it is properly called a carbine, a rifle, or an assault rifle. As Andrew so aptly put it: ... a nerdy topic... which contrary to Andrew's analysis (...of no interest to the rest of the gathering.) is obviously of

Re: [MBZ] Fw: Carbine Digest, Vol 106, Issue 71

2014-09-17 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Message From: Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:21 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Reply To: Greg Fiorentino Subject: Re: [MBZ] Carbine Digest, Vol 106, Issue 71 Actually, the discussion was mainly about nomenclature of an AR-15, and whether it is properly called

Re: [MBZ] We interrupt your politics to talk about: A car!

2014-09-18 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
IIRC the B2 piston is a component in a W123 auto trans that enables a shift. It may be a part of other trans as well. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2014 8:36 AM To:

Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 Happiest Countries

2014-09-20 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Hmmm...I see Italy is tied with Ukraine and is 2 points below Nigeria and Palestine. Yemen is 3 points ahead of Italy. I'm thinking there might be something wrong with their methodology. Iran has almost double the score of Italy! I'm surprised that Iranians weren't afraid to say they are

Re: [MBZ] OT: The 10 Happiest Countries

2014-09-20 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
toltecs...? Are they (or the remnants of their culture) still around? I thought they were gone long before the Aztecs. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Gary Hurst via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, September 20, 2014 7:48 PM To: clay;

[MBZ] O/T: Chess

2014-09-22 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Hi: Is there anyone on the list who likes to play chess? I played as a kid, but only (mostly) knew how to move the pieces. I am really enjoying it! I am currently playing one of my sons (the one who owns a Mercedes) and one of his friends on chess.com. I have played a few games already,

Re: [MBZ] O/T Chess

2014-09-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Dan: It sounds like you would be closer to my class of player than Tom (yes, very impressive story!). Let me know if you would like to try a game. It is rigorous exercise for the mind! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan

Re: [MBZ] Head of world chess says he was abducted by aliens and that chess is an aliens game

2014-09-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Wow! Chess came from outer space! Who knew? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of archer75--- via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:58 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] Head of world chess says he was

Re: [MBZ] OT: Cheap IR Camera

2014-09-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
IIRC there are some digital cameras that never had an IR filter. I recall using one of mine to check if one of my IR remotes was working properly. But I think that an actual IR camera has different sensors. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] Mercedes brake lines

2014-09-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
If the line has fittings on the ends, I doubt that the spring type tool will fit over the fittings. But I agree that you need something to avoid kinks. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Scott Ritchey via Mercedes Sent: Friday,

Re: [MBZ] OT: Having fun with malicious people

2014-09-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I guess I'm missing some good, clean fun by screening my calls. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:35 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Having fun with

Re: [MBZ] Vise Grips: was Brake rotors

2014-09-28 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
FYI, the vise grips are made in non-slave labor Taiwan, not China. IME tools from Taiwan are usually much better than ones from China. Also, Irwin seems to have better quality control on their outsourced tools than some other companies. I have bought a couple of the Taiwan vise-grips (the micro

Re: [MBZ] OT FM

2014-09-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I think it's a frequency FM modulator. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Meade Dillon via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, September 28, 2014 10:57 PM To: Mercedes Subject: [MBZ] OT FM FM modulator. Is that similar to a hot water heater?

Re: [MBZ] Vise Grips: was Brake rotors

2014-09-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
and painless. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley via Mercedes Sent: Monday, September 29, 2014 10:36 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Vise Grips: was Brake rotors Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote: FYI

Re: [MBZ] Boots: Was Brake rotors - does brand matter?

2014-09-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have several pair of USA made Danner boots. My sons also have some. One of my boys wore some daily on his deployment in the dessert. IMO they are several degrees superior to other quality brands of boots I have owned. Fairly expensive too, north of $200 a pair but a bargain. I would seek

Re: [MBZ] Grosser

2014-09-30 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
You could have champaign with your desert! -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 12:41 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Grosser ... Or champaign. Dan driving the

Re: [MBZ] NOW Ebol-e

2014-10-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Apparently this administration has looked at the idea of prohibiting flights from affected countries, as do France and the UK, but has rejected the idea. Also, the CDC had recommended new and stricter quarantine procedure a few years back, but that was likewise rejected by the current

Re: [MBZ] Surgery [was: Re: R-12 versus R-134]

2014-10-06 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Resist the urge to go cold turkey off those powerful pain meds. Silly me, after I had both knees replaced at once I decided I could handle the pain and wanted to be off the drugs. You need to taper off or you will feel really sick. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transferring long videos from my Android cellphone to computer

2014-10-07 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
On some phones you get an option when you hook up USB of charge only vs. connect as external drive. Once you can see the storage of the phone you can transfer files. OR you can do a file transfer via Bluetooth. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT - non-political B-52 tale - PHUC YEN

2014-10-09 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Please continue any and all such tales. I very much enjoy the tales, and also your writing style. I especially appreciate that all this stuff comes from the very center of the NO BS ZONE! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON

Re: [MBZ] Test

2014-10-10 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I read you 5X5. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of archer75--- via Mercedes Sent: Friday, October 10, 2014 12:54 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] Test Test ___

Re: [MBZ] ?

2014-10-14 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Oh Kleb, you are SO 2013! Now it's ISIS, Ebola, and DACA + EV-D68. (Including the Oxford comma). Please take this to BANNED for any substantive replies! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes Sent:

Re: [MBZ] Is it dead?

2014-10-15 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Must be we need YAOT (Yet Another Oil Thread). Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Kaleb C. Striplin via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2014 3:44 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] Is it dead? Sent from my

[MBZ] O/T Fusion Reactor

2014-10-16 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/lockheed-claims-breakthrough-on-fu sion-energy1/ Only 10 years away? Greg ___ http://www.okiebenz.com To search list archives http://www.okiebenz.com/archive/ To Unsubscribe or change delivery options go to:

Re: [MBZ] Time for an Alternator Check?

2014-10-19 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
If the battery has a bad cell it wouldn't give you 12.5 V, would it?? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:31 PM To: Mercedes List Subject: [MBZ] Time for an Alternator Check?

Re: [MBZ] OT: how to hand crank a V4

2014-10-20 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
At one time I owned a Peugeot with a hand crank. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley via Mercedes Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 12:14 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: how to hand crank a V4

Re: [MBZ] OT - another non-political B-52 tale - THE TACTICS

2014-10-20 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Thanks Wilton! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of WILTON via Mercedes Sent: Monday, October 20, 2014 7:09 PM To: mercedes list; WILTON Subject: [MBZ] OT - another non-political B-52 tale - THE TACTICS THE TACTICS By Wilton

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-22 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
IDK about LA, but NYC training in firearms is very poor, as is all their equipment and training. I trained in the same facility as they did at one time and had the opportunity to observe them, plus heard firsthand accounts from some of their officers. Greg -Original Message- From:

Re: [MBZ] the news

2014-10-22 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Chicago and DC have even stricter laws than Canada, yet have more incidents. Switzerland has looser laws than many places in the US, yet have just as few incidents as Canada. Perhaps there are other factors causing large numbers of incidents. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Be advised that an O/U is not going to be a cheap purchase for anything that is reasonable quality. Barrel alignment and rib attachment are both fussy bits of engineering and craftsmanship. Any corrective gunsmithing on a used O/U is going to be expensive. Although I am not much of a skilled

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Yes, for sure the pumps will be very serviceable and a lot cheaper than an O/U. I believe the Mossberg is ok, but have a strong prejudice in favor of the Rem. 870. It's the preferred shotgun among the LE people, whose lives depend on reliable performance. I would take a look at both. A

Re: [MBZ] OT - Shotguns

2014-10-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Rich: The expensive and tricky part of a gunstock is where it is inletted for the barrel and receiver. A good woodworker should be able to glue and dowel, biscuit or screw a piece of walnut on to the existing cut-off stock and shape it to the right fit. It may not be as pretty as a complete new

Re: [MBZ] OT - was Shotguns, now pistols

2014-10-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
For a semi-auto pistol for range shooting for a beginner, I second another member's recommendation of a Ruger. I own a Mark I and love it. Another member has stated a preference for it over the Mark II or III. I am not aware of any factors making these less desirable, OTOH I have read of some

Re: [MBZ] Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host Of NPR's Car Talk, Has Died

2014-11-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
They will be missed. It was a great show. I have gotten some good recommendations from their website too. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 11:52 AM To: Mercedes Discussion

Re: [MBZ] Tom Magliozzi, Co-Host Of NPR's Car Talk, Has Died

2014-11-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I do love the smell of diesel exhaust in the morning! But I also love the sound of a running diesel engine. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Scott Ritchey via Mercedes Sent: Monday, November 03, 2014 1:35 PM To: 'Rich Thomas';

Re: [MBZ] OT - Silicone or Viton O-Ring

2014-11-25 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
My unsophisticated palate is very happy with my Saeco Aroma. I mostly use it for Cappuccino. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mountain Man via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 5:00 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] Happy Thanksgiving!

2014-11-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
...and to all of you. Some wonderful thoughts expressed by y'all. My wife and my son's wonderful GF made a pumpkin pie all the way from pumpkins last night. We are having family here tonight and I'm loving it. My cardiologist says all readings nominal and I'm feeling very blessed. Greg

Re: [MBZ] OT - Espresso machine

2014-11-30 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I use various. Son brings home a variety of *$. Their Casi Cielo is quite good. Our local Costco has a roaster in-store, and I like their Sumatra and various special purchases from Ethiopia and Guatemala. We usually buy a bit of Kona when we go to Hawaii. SWMBO gets tired of the same

Re: [MBZ] OT - Espresso machine

2014-11-30 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Lately I have been committing the blasphemy of adding 100% non-alkalized cocoa to my coffee, both for the flavor and the health benefits. It has more healthful phytochemicals than just about anything. Theobroma = food of the gods. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes

[MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Listers: I know that some of you are audiophiles to some degree. So this is directed at you. We have an eclectic collection of LPs of all types of music. A while back I bought my wife (the main music lover) a cheap ION USB turntable. She already had a good quality component turntable, but

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Thanks for the FLAC tip, as Rick also mentioned. I kind of knew that MP3 was not the best compression algorithm, but it just was the standard that I thought of. Sound Forge (SF) also can export FLAC files. Doing more research I see that I can use other commands in SF to clean up the pops and

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I also use EAC for ripping CDs. Very tight and feature-rich. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rick Knoble via Mercedes Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2014 7:14 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-03 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
No, he is using the turntables A/D converter to make the analog into digital files and recording them in Audacity. He then makes a digital copy and edits that in Sound Forge. Finally, he's using Sound Forge to compress it to an MP3. Yup- but I've seen the error of my ways and have gone to

Re: [MBZ] Frozen door lock - wt*?

2014-12-04 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have had good luck with 100% silicone spray. Spray the key and work it in the lock. There may be better stuff but this is what I had handy, and has given me lasting results. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel

Re: [MBZ] OT: Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-04 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Yeah, but I have never been able to hear quality sound improvement of vinyl over digital. Much of our collection other than classical music has been rode hard and put away wet. The audio restoration software of Sound Forge produces a remarkable improvement in the listenability of these LPs.

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-04 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have thought of setting up a NAS but am somewhat put off by the cost and bulk. Is there a compact and inexpensive solution? I am thinking of a Linux setup utilizing-let's say 3- 2 1/2 drives. Does someone make a small box for a micro-atx MB that would accommodate 3 such drives? Greg

Re: [MBZ] Ponomusic. Opinions?

2014-12-06 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Pono music is simply 24-bit FLAC. With the help of you listers I have altered my LP transcoding workflow to produce this output. Audacity is capable of recording as 32-bit WAV which can then be compressed to 24-bit FLAC. Most modern players (including cell phones) are capable of playing these

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-06 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Once again thanks to y'all for your knowledgeable input! I looked at Synology products but finally opted for a WD 8 TB My Cloud NAS. The price and small form factor were appealing, and I understand that these now are equipped with WD red series HDDs. My experiences with WD products has been

Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs to Digital

2014-12-08 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
and performance will be up to expectations. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes Sent: Saturday, December 06, 2014 1:10 PM To: 'Mercedes Discussion List' Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Secure Storage, was Transcoding LPs

Re: [MBZ] WW-2 Tale

2014-12-12 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
It sounds like he was a complete real man even without half his procreation equipment. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Friday, December 12, 2014 3:30 PM To: mercedes@okiebenz.com Subject: Re: [MBZ]

Re: [MBZ] OT - Tweak ebay

2014-12-14 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Ask the seller the question. With an email reply you will know for sure, and can hold him to it. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mountain Man via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, December 14, 2014 12:17 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List

Re: [MBZ] Holiday parties

2014-12-22 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Must be he was trying to make ANFO so he could blow up the concrete! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 11:55 AM To: Jim Cathey; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re:

Re: [MBZ] OT - Video editing

2014-12-22 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
...on an older laptop. I would be reluctant to do any video editing on less than a core 2 duo @ around 2GHz with 3 or more Gb of RAM. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of OK Don via Mercedes Sent: Monday, December 22, 2014 9:25 PM

Re: [MBZ] Sheds

2014-12-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
When I lived up in BC we had a cedar mill not too far from us. They sold kits for various things including sheds. Periodically they had very good sales and we bought a shed kit from them and paid a local guy to build it. Although I would have enjoyed doing the work myself, my day job schedule

Re: [MBZ] OT - Video editing

2014-12-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
with 4GB and ran pretty good with WinXP. Last summer I bought an SSD for boot and put Win7 on. It worked adequately but really woke up when I upped it to 10GB. When we mothball some more machines at work it'll go to 16GB or more... -Curt From: Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes mercedes

Re: [MBZ] Small Spaces, was Holiday parties

2014-12-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
That size space would be nice as a pied a terre in a nice city, but for me, not a first home. I wouldn't mind having one in NYC (upper west side) and one in Vancouver BC (west end) if I were quite wealthy. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] Sheds

2014-12-24 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Score one (maybe two) for Andrew! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 8:42 PM To: WILTON; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sheds Lintels and beams? Makes a

Re: [MBZ] Sheds

2014-12-25 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Subject: Re: [MBZ] Sheds Two sheds?? I'm feeling logy today - please enlighten me. On Thu, Dec 25, 2014 at 9:29 AM, Rich Thomas via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: Andrew Two Sheds Strasfogel --R On 12/24/14 2:14 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote: Score one (maybe two

Re: [MBZ] Oil question.

2014-12-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
On a 123 I drain from the bottom, its faster... I love using the topsider...sure, it takes a little while to drain, but then you go off and do something else for 20 minutes or so. I do my '03 Jetta TDI from the top too. Why crawl under a car unless required??? Greg -Original Message-

Re: [MBZ] Oil question.

2014-12-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Hmm that is interesting. Why? Too hot and the plastic sucking tube will collapse. Warm enough and the oil flows well. So if the engine is at full temp I always let it cool for 10-15 min. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of

[MBZ] OT: Coffee Bodum Vacuum

2014-12-28 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
My son (owner of a 3-pedal 240D) has been making us coffee with the above-named device. Even to my un-nuanced palate the flavor of said coffee is incredibly better than that brewed with a Mellita even using unbleached filters. True, it is fiddly to work with and requires a coarser grind; but it

Re: [MBZ] OT: Coffee Bodum Vacuum

2014-12-28 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Yabut...why does it taste so much better? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Mitch Haley via Mercedes Sent: Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:27 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT: Coffee Bodum Vacuum

Re: [MBZ] OT: Coffee Bodum Vacuum

2014-12-28 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
On Dec 28, 2014, at 3:19 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: My son (owner of a 3-pedal 240D) has been making us coffee with the above-named device. Even to my un-nuanced palate the flavor of said coffee is incredibly better than that brewed with a Mellita even using

Re: [MBZ] OT - Cleaning guns

2014-12-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Ed's Red is a reliable, tried-and-true homebrew bore cleaner. It is comprised of kerosene, ATF, and acetone. http://handloads.com/articles/default.asp?id=9 I bet you could sub diesel fuel for the kerosene. I would think that B-100 or an approximation might work even better. It is a superior

Re: [MBZ] OT - Cleaning guns

2014-12-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Hoppe's is also one of my favorite scents, along with wet gun dog -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Curly McLain via Mercedes Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 6:46 PM To: Randy Bennell; Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] OT -

Re: [MBZ] Grant's New Motorhome

2014-12-29 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
...curb weight is 44,972 lbs.. Is that with or without the 1,700 lbs. of fuel?:-) Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of G Mann via Mercedes Sent: Monday, December 29, 2014 7:22 PM To: Curly McLain; Mercedes Discussion List Subject:

Re: [MBZ] Grant's New Motorhome

2014-12-30 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
A friend has a 40 foot diesel pusher motorhome. They were 50 miles or more away from any sort of heavy tire dealer on a weekend when they had a tire go bad. This thing does not have a jack or a spare and they got on the cell phone and found someone willing to come out and take care of it. I

Re: [MBZ] OT: Bourbon and New Year

2015-01-01 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
/l, in the states it sold for $40/l... -Curt On 1/1/15 1:13 AM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote: Listers: A nephew of SWMBO introduced me to 1792 a while back, and my son gave me a bottle for Christmas. I think it will supplant Old No. 7 as my regular adult beverage. Any of you

Re: [MBZ] OT: '35 pusher motor home with GM 6.5 pickup diesel

2015-01-23 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Is that actually a '35 or a 35'?? Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of archer75--- via Mercedes Sent: Friday, January 23, 2015 1:23 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: '35 pusher motor home with GM 6.5 pickup diesel

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: this week's storm of the century

2015-01-26 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
SWMBA (former airline employee) got me onto wunderground a while back. She said that's what the airline used. They have lots of locations reporting, so I have one that I link to that's right near home. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On

Re: [MBZ] Wichita Shooting

2015-02-02 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Detroit and Chicago have a lot of catching up to do! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Donald Snook via Mercedes Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 11:31 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Wichita Shooting No worries,

Re: [MBZ] Korean malware FIXED

2015-02-06 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I use Acronis Trueimage, and have used it several times. It's pretty user friendly and can shrink or expand volumes to suit a new drive. It also can do automated backups, but I don't use that feature. I think you can get a free trial perion, although I bought it on sale for about $10 IIRC.

Re: [MBZ] OT - FreeNAS

2015-02-07 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Here's an update on my WD NAS I set up a while ago. It has a Linux OS and runs a two-core 1.2 GHz CPU, has 2 WD Red 4TB HDs (set up as a mirror RAID, so 4 TB storage), 2 USB 3.0 ports, and is fanless; but seems to run cool. I'm not smart enough to make much use of the onboard apps, But using

Re: [MBZ] OT: Update XXXIX: SHE CAN READ (and other information)!

2015-02-02 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Good news all around! Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Craig via Mercedes Sent: Monday, February 02, 2015 4:21 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] OT: Update XXXIX: SHE CAN READ (and other information)! After a year of

[MBZ] Only Slightly OT: Batteries Again

2015-01-21 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Listers: So I had been having some trouble with the '95 Crown Vic. I finally decided I might need a new battery, so I took the battery to the FLAPS for testing. They pronounced it DOA, and offered me a Duralast for $140. I thought I could check Costco for comparison. As an afterthought,

Re: [MBZ] OT: The sweet sound of success

2015-01-17 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have had excellent results by blowing into the air intake with a Giotto Rocket intended for camera work. I'm sure disassembly is better, but a lot more work. I have replaced cooling fans on ThinkPads (with the free and comprehensive hardware manuals ThinkPads are a breeze to work on).

Re: [MBZ] Oil Change Question - Mity Vac Extractor

2015-01-18 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Pics of your fire extinguisher part of this please! Greg -Original Message- I bought 2 of the fire extinguishers for the kids to have water fights with. I figgered they could fill them with water and pressurize with the compressor. They never thought it was a good idea. So when I

Re: [MBZ] ThinkPad Laptops [was: Re: OT: The sweet sound of success]

2015-01-18 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Fiorentino via Mercedes mercedes@okiebenz.com wrote: I have had excellent results by blowing into the air intake with a Giotto Rocket intended for camera work. I'm sure disassembly is better, but a lot more work. But the Giotto Rocket won't replace the heatsink grease ... I have replaced cooling

Re: [MBZ] OT: Global none-warming. was: Where to dump the snow in Boston?

2015-02-16 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
She is one of those smart people who are actually quite stupid. I have a brother like that. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Andrew Strasfogel via Mercedes Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 4:11 PM To: Dan Penoff; Mercedes

[MBZ] OT: Shop Lighting

2015-01-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I saw this item in the most recent Costco flyer going on sale for $32 starting 1/29: http://www.amazon.com/Feit-Electric-Utility-Shop-Light/dp/B00LFAY5SM/ref=cm_ cr_pr_product_top#productDetails Note the good reviews, and note that the Costco sale price is less than half of Amazon's! I

Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Actually, Germans and Italians too were interned, although not in numbers as large as the Japanese. The pendulum has swung in the other direction now, to the point where no one in power would see the danger that a Major Hassan posed to his fellow soldiers. People in power have...power.

Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
They're here, and not going away. If they are used for catching dangerous felons or terrorists, then fine. If they are misused, like the fishing expedition in MD to harass a citizen because he is a CCW license holder in another state, then sue the crap out of them; have those who made the

Re: [MBZ] OT License plate Readers

2015-01-27 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
welcome y'all got here, and at that point he sorta apologizes and says for us to have a safe drive home or something. What an idiot. --R On 1/27/15 5:25 PM, Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes wrote: They're here, and not going away. If they are used for catching dangerous felons or terrorists, then fine

Re: [MBZ] who wanted a jack

2015-01-09 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Read the reviews before buying that one! Then don't buy it. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Rich Thomas via Mercedes Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 1:25 PM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: [MBZ] who wanted a jack HF

Re: [MBZ] OT New surround speakers set-up

2015-01-09 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have a mixed set of speakers for the 5.1 in my Home Theater setup. There are a pair of old school Marantz speakers for the LR front, an old school Acoustic Research for the center, some medium quality subwoofer from the previous receiver set and a pair of BIC speakers (yes, they make decent

Re: [MBZ] Free Talk Live radio

2015-01-10 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
Our culture seems to be devolving. Greg -Original Message- From: Mercedes [mailto:mercedes-boun...@okiebenz.com] On Behalf Of Dan Penoff via Mercedes Sent: Friday, January 09, 2015 8:00 AM To: Mercedes Discussion List Subject: Re: [MBZ] Free Talk Live radio We are Devo! Sent from my

Re: [MBZ] Subject: Re: specific MB suggestions

2015-01-12 Thread Greg Fiorentino via Mercedes
I have a '95 CV with the airbags (I assume this is the same system?) and it works fine. Sure, the ride is a little mushy but the car is a great highway cruiser and very comfortable. It is a high-end LX with digital dash and excellent climate control. I wouldn't hesitate to buy the Town Car

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