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  • Re: Daily deals from around the web

    Ryzen sale in store at Microcenter. Examples:
    1700X for $289. Amazon has it on a daily deal for $299 today, but was $350 yesterday. $359 at Newegg.
    1600X for $219. $229 on Amazon and $234 at Newegg.

    GHoosdum
  • Re: Icrontic. Web Garage (Post pics of your ride here)

    Super-necro update time

    Back in 2005, I bought a Jeep.

    Jeep in 2005

    Adventure Jeep was lots of fun when I lived out west. When my computer crashed for the umpteenth time in a day, I would take a break and drive it into the canyons. I took it 10,000 feet up Mt. Blanca, no problem. Then I almost got it stuck much closer to home:

    2006

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    ...and all I got to show for it was a sweet scar from rescuing it and this Charlie Brown Christmas tree.
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    I thought I would sell it before grad school. Instead, I kept it because making car payments while earning poverty wages is clearly the smart move. I rarely used the 4WD in the Midwest since we don't have much public land or terrain to speak of, but it came in handy every once in a while. My first winter in Ohio, we had an epic snowfall during Spring Break, and it was only Jeeps, snowmobiles, and dudes on skis on the road.

    2008

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    I had bought an extended warranty back in 2005, fearing that it would break all the time, because Chrysler. It actually proved to be pretty reliable, and the only non-routine work it needed was a radiator, twice (but 10 years apart). In 11.5 years, I've only put 60,000 miles on it, which probably helped limit wear and tear.

    Yesterday, I sold it to a young lady that had been looking for a Jeep just like mine. Apparently, Jeeps really hold their value. I saw lots of people on Craigslist selling their Wranglers for 50% over book value. I listed mine at book value, and got considerable interest. I probably could have gotten more money for it, but it would have taken more time. I'm moving to New York City in a couple weeks, so it had to go now.

    Via con Dios, Adventure Jeep!

    2017

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  • Re: Please Do Not Burn Your Eyes Out!!!

    This poster from NASA is awesome. Click for PDF.

    GnomeQueenMt_Goat
  • Re: EXPO 2017 picture thread

    The video was recorded with a potato and the audio is bad, but then again, the friends are jerks and the deceased is old.

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  • Re: Expo 2017 I made it home

    Made it home after trying to outsmart Indiana traffic and failing. May Poseidon claim I-94 for Lake Michigan.

    Miss you all dearly. You put the fun in funerals.

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