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General Discussion / Re: I did a thing.
« Last post by mex408 on October 02, 2018, 03:24:18 PM »
sweet ride!!! good buy. manuals are for chumps, just let jesus take the wheel
General Discussion / Re: I did a thing.
« Last post by HSantal on September 30, 2018, 10:15:16 PM »
They did redo the Camry for 2018. IT looks way better after the redesign in my opinion.
Lots of creature comforts and very smooth on the road.
Still haven't read the manual though.  :)
General Discussion / Re: I did a thing.
« Last post by Fishmonger on September 30, 2018, 09:56:55 PM »
heated seats, gas pedal and brakes, that's the controls you need to find first in Canada.  Rest is RTFM stuff. Took me a youtube video to figure out how to set the damn clock on my daughter's Outback!

I'm kind of a hatchback/wagon guy, but Toyota gave up on the Camry wagons in the 90s and now has a zillion ugly SUVs I can't keep apart. I used to like the Prius but the new model looks like it is made for some Aisan markets where edgy tailights need to look like Samurai weaponry. Meh. Even though influenced by similar design cues, the Camry is much better looking.
General Discussion / I did a thing.
« Last post by HSantal on September 12, 2018, 10:15:57 PM »
Three weeks ago I bought a new car. It's pretty nice if I do say so myself.
2018 Toyota Camry XSE, V6, Many options, Some I still don't know how to work.  :)

General Discussion / A stranger
« Last post by HSantal on September 12, 2018, 02:15:28 PM »
A few years after I was born, my Dad met a stranger who was new to our small town. From the beginning, Dad was fascinated with this enchanting newcomer and soon invited him to live with our family.
The stranger was quickly accepted and was around from then on. As I grew up, I never questioned his place in my family. In my young mind, he had a special niche.
My parents were complementary instructors: Mom taught me good from evil, and Dad taught me to obey.   

But the stranger... He was our storyteller. He would keep us spellbound for hours on end with adventures, mysteries and comedies.

If I wanted to know anything about politics, history or science, he always knew the answers about the past, understood the present and even seemed able to predict the future! He took my family to the first major league ball game. He made me laugh, and he made me cry. The stranger never stopped talking, but Dad didn't seem to mind. Sometimes, Mom would get up quietly while the rest of us were shushing each other to listen to what he had to say, and she would go to the kitchen for peace and quiet. (I wonder now if she ever prayed for the stranger to leave.)
Dad ruled our household with certain moral convictions,  the stranger never felt obligated to honor them.
Profanity, for example, was not allowed in our home - not from us, our friends or any visitors. Our long time visitor, however, got away with four-letter words that burned my ears and made my dad squirm and my mother blush.   

My Dad didn't permit the liberal use of alcohol but the stranger encouraged us to try it on a regular basis. He made cigarettes look cool, cigars manly, and pipes distinguished. He talked freely (much too freely!) about sex. His comments were sometimes blatant, sometimes suggestive, and generally embarrassing...
I now know that my early concepts about relationships were influenced strongly by the stranger. Time after time, he opposed the values of my parents, yet he was seldom rebuked... And NEVER asked to leave.
More than fifty years have passed since the stranger moved in with our family. He has blended right in and is not nearly as fascinating as he was at first.       Still, if you could walk into my parents' den today, you would still find him sitting over in his corner, waiting for someone to listen to him talk and watch him draw his pictures.
His name?.....
We just call him 'TV'.
(Note: This should be required       reading for every household!)
He has a wife now....we call her 'Computer'.
Their first child is "Cell Phone"

Second child "I Pod".
General Discussion / Nearly Ex
« Last post by HSantal on September 11, 2018, 12:48:23 PM »
One evening, after the honeymoon, Bob was working on his Harley motorcycle in the garage.  His new wife was standing there by the bench watching him.
After a long period of silence she finally said, "Honey, I've just been thinking, now that we’re married, maybe it's time you quit spending so much of your time out here in your garage.
You probably should consider selling your Harley and all that welding equipment; they take up so much of your time.  And that gun collection and fishing gear, they just take up so much space. And you know the boat is such an ongoing expense; and you hardly use it.I also think you should lose all those stupid model airplanes and your home brewing equipment..."And what’s the use of that vintage hot rod sports car?
Bob got a horrified look on his face.
She noticed and said, "Darling, what's wrong?"
He replied, "You were starting to sound like my ex-wife."
Bob replied, “I wasn't..."
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / New Map - Alamo_2018
« Last post by Fishmonger on September 03, 2018, 03:32:18 PM »
update to Cappy's Alamo_2013. Initially I just wanted to get rid of the 2.5 minute delay at the start, but then got carried away and added some new stuff, changed the terrain, etc - so a new take on the old map. and don't trust the red directional indicators as long as some of the friendly Marines who came to help us out are alive. Anyone but a ghost shooting seems to give me a fire indicator. You really have to look at their tracers to get the direction of the contact.

Alamo_2018 - 09-03-2018
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: Server may be down - Aug 18
« Last post by HSantal on August 30, 2018, 10:39:43 PM »
I tried to connect but it said that Teamviewer wasn't running.
What version is running on the server?
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: Server may be down - Aug 18
« Last post by Fishmonger on August 30, 2018, 09:57:34 PM »
GRAW had crashed - server was running and TeamViewer looked like somebody had tried/succeeded connecting to it. It never shows that interface on screen unless there was a connection.

Anyway - I will be online before end of week. I am busy getting stuff sorted after getting home, lots of things to do before the weekend and am beat from driving cross country.
Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter / Re: Server may be down - Aug 18
« Last post by HSantal on August 19, 2018, 12:09:30 AM »
It looks like it is off. No connection remotely at all.
We'll have to make do with whoever can host.
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