aircooled
aircooled MegaDork
7/29/22 12:26 p.m.
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) said:

(To clarify:  PC3 is a wild deviation and huge disappointment from the previous versions and the entire vision of the product)

DonnonGT
DonnonGT New Reader
7/29/22 3:20 p.m.
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) said:
Streetwiseguy said:  On my wall at work:

 

It's management's job to convince people of this. 

Once you start looking at yourself as the CEO of a small contracting company (you) providing services to a client (your employer) and view every decision through the lens of "Is this good for my company?" you can flip it back on them.

Is it weird that what I see is boobs?

Appleseed
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7/29/22 7:36 p.m.

I love Oshkosh.

914Driver
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7/30/22 7:34 a.m.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
7/30/22 1:14 p.m.

With driver.  E30 be light.  Even reasonably square based on a tape measure setup.

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
7/30/22 1:34 p.m.

And while the scales were out.  No driver, no trunk lid, not much interior yet.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/30/22 2:15 p.m.

Crxpilot
Crxpilot HalfDork
7/30/22 3:55 p.m.

Luke. I am your snorkel inlet.

*That's not Darth Vader.  Sorry

JAGwinn
JAGwinn Reader
7/30/22 11:28 p.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

Not new...Japanese work methodology since forever....(former Mitsubishi "partner")

914Driver
914Driver MegaDork
7/31/22 8:35 a.m.

Lost the Swag thread among the fleet of canoes.   Here's swag.

PeteD
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7/31/22 2:01 p.m.

914Driver
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8/1/22 8:39 a.m.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis UberDork
8/1/22 4:09 p.m.

My son was at a vintage bookstore and saw an old April 1961 C&D with an article about Sprite's and snagged it for me.  The Sprite article was cool, but these ads in the back were amazing.

-Rob

pkingham (Forum Supporter)
pkingham (Forum Supporter) Reader
8/1/22 4:54 p.m.

In reply to rob_lewis :

The first thing I noticed in the ads (after the cars, of course) is that there is an address and no phone number.  To respond to the ad, you'd have to write a letter and put it in the mail.  That's just mind-blowing to me, and I was born just 5 years after that issue was printed.

rob_lewis
rob_lewis UberDork
8/1/22 5:00 p.m.
pkingham (Forum Supporter) said:

In reply to rob_lewis :

The first thing I noticed in the ads (after the cars, of course) is that there is an address and no phone number.  To respond to the ad, you'd have to write a letter and put it in the mail.  That's just mind-blowing to me, and I was born just 5 years after that issue was printed.

And today, you can look up the address and have a view of the property as if you were standing on the street.  The Ken Miles car looks like apartment complexes, so maybe the building the car was at has been torn down?  Although they don't look like new apartments.  The one in Toledo just looks like a normal suburban house.  In my mind, I can't shake the idea that a house with a vintage Porsche like that would be some million dollar mcmansion.  But, back in '61, it was just an old car.

Anyone know what the 8 signifies after Los Angeles?  I think AX 4-9366 is actually the phone number.

-Rob

jgrewe
jgrewe HalfDork
8/1/22 5:13 p.m.

Rob Lewis is correct, the phone numbers are listed. They just used the 2 letter prefix for the first digits.

Look up PEnnsylvania 6-5000 by Glenn Miller Orch.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
8/1/22 5:26 p.m.

Yep, you used to need the letters on the phone dial smiley

 

My childhood phone exchange was 252.   I think but am not sure that it was CL 2 xxxx.

 

Anybody of a certain age in NE Ohio knows Garfield 1 2323.  

Gary
Gary UberDork
8/2/22 8:22 a.m.

In reply to rob_lewis :

"Anyone know what the 8 signifies after Los Angeles?  I think AX 4-9366 is actually the phone number."

Before zip codes were introduced in 1963, larger cities with more than one post office used "zones" to identify which post office the address was located in. So the 8 after Los Angeles signifies Zone 8.

Appleseed
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8/2/22 10:35 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/2/22 4:35 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Aircraft Photo of 131623 | Lockheed C-121J Super Constellation (R7V-1/L-1049B) | USA - Navy | AirHistory.net #483010

NickD
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8/2/22 4:39 p.m.

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
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8/3/22 12:04 p.m.

Indy - Guy
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8/3/22 12:07 p.m.

What's better than one mini bike?

Two mini bikes!

The second one is a CT200U-EXR and will look something like this when assembled:

Duke
Duke MegaDork
8/3/22 1:41 p.m.

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