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    Consolidating and saving the Benjamins.

    Same exact situation as you. My house is small, but I just refied last year to a 15yr, making the same payments as my previous 30yr. Would love a bigger house, but nice not to be up to my eyeballs in debt. I live 20min, from the same mtb spot, and 30 from Ringwood. I'll take it. The grass...
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    This Thread Blows

    Molnupiravir has been kicking around since 2014 and is basically a dud. COVID is like the Walking-Dead-zombie apocalypse for old drugs. The lazy way to make money, just dust-off low to moderately effective compounds and devise a trial and endpoints to show any type of efficacy, breath new...
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    This Thread Blows

    The political bullshit aside, 30-50% effective for a pivotal trial kind of sucks. I couldn't follow your link but found articles elsewhere. If these drugs were for any disease other than COVID, those results would be unacceptable for an FDA submission, but I guess since this is COVID we'll take...
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    Strictly METAL

    But he did it in the Kiss Time Machine (Trademarked).
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    Strictly METAL

    Would have been better if he had more Marshalls though, I doubt the guys in the cheap seats could hear him. You sure it was Yngwie invented all of that? Pretty sure Gene Simmons invented all things Metal/Rock and has it all trademarked, and will license it out to you for a nominal fee.
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    Car-spotting thread

    Nothin more expensive than a cheap BMW (or Mercedes).
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    Car-spotting thread

    All Porsche prices are crazy right now, across the board. Used base Carrera's going for 6-figures, Turbos with 60k miles on them going for 150k.
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    Car-spotting thread

    If you want a straight-line car you're better off modding one of the thousand variations of Hemi/Hellcat Chargers/Challengers (cheaper, faster, won't break as soon as the Bimmer) instead of a boosted-within-an-inch of its life BMW straight-six. I personally would take a base 911 over any...
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    This Thread Blows

    Kids should get the vaccine to prevent spreading it at school or bringing it home. Chances are their symptoms will be much milder than in an adult because they're young and more robust, so their symptoms could be easy to overlook/misdiagnose and get you sick. Its safe, the safety requirements...
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    Cars, it's electric! Do Do Do

    Now that I work mainly from home I'm going extremely the other way. My next car will be ICE, fast, loud, and get shitty mileage. Like Clarkson says, I want people to be able to hear me hurt the environment.
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    Car Dealer Experience Stories

    Friend of mine with a Cayman GTS paid $600 for the yearly service, $2000 for year two. A little cheaper, but not much. If I got a Vette, my indy mechanic would get the contract. I've been going to him for 20+ years, he knows his shit, is old-school, and is meticulous. If I had an older...
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    Car Dealer Experience Stories

    TBH, I'm not a Porsche hater, quite the opposite actually. I want one and am looking to get one. The introduction of the new Vette has complicated this a little, HOWEVER, my desire for a Vette/ZO6 is tempered by the fact that I don't want a dealer experience where a bunch of vaping dopes are...
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    Car Dealer Experience Stories

    Its a reasonable expectation to buy cars like those and not take a big hit when you flip, especially if that's what you do, it makes complete sense, especially if you plan on continuing to buy cars in that range. I've found that the things that really appreciate most are the things that are...
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    Car Dealer Experience Stories

    Cars are a difficult thing to invest in, the only ones that really gain value are the special models like the F40, F50, F1, etc., then there's the uncertainty, but with electrification coming who knows, anything IC may appreciate. I'm of the opinion of driving it until the wheels fall off (bad...
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    Car Dealer Experience Stories

    Porsche has their customers by the balls. Since no one with a Porsche actually drives it more than 2000 miles a year (excluding their commodity SUV's), its a "resale thing", and you want all your scheduled services to be in the vehicle history when it comes time to swap it or else it's a...
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