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2021-02-24, 13:38

Nope. Remote controlled death-bots are a bad idea, 'cause they're gonna get hacked. AI bots are worse, 'cause they're gonna hack themselves.

I'm telling you guys right now. This stuff is going to come back to bite us square in the can, and in a very bad way.

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2021-03-05, 15:15

Walter Gretzky - father of Wayne - has died. I always liked him as sporting dads go. Not overbearing or obnoxious, modest in the extreme. If anything a little too much in his own lane. He taught one of the greats a different way too see the game, but wasn't in a hurry to monetize it or get his own fame. Stayed in his home town, and seems his greatest guilty pleasure was his own collection of his son's memorabilia.

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2021-03-16, 11:12

Holy crap!

I've been over that bridge several times, and that is a long drop (they were a hundred feet up), and no way they would have survived.

I can't think of many things scarier than hanging over the edge of a bridge in the cab of your truck wondering when the chains are going to break. Those folks looked right at death and get to tell their grandkids all about it. Pay attention, folks.

Pure Hollywood thriller, right there. All the bits: Older couple; bad accident; hanging over a cliff; heroes! Man, I'm just … yeesh!

AND!

Now you know how strong those RV trailer safety chains are.

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2021-03-17, 13:02

That is amazing. I wonder how often they will drive with a trailer now.
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kscherer
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2021-03-17, 14:57

Most likely they were driving too fast, or went to "sleep" at the wheel.

I tow a trailer, but I don't let myself get over 60mph, even though my 5.7L Tundra will easily yank it over 70. I just don't do it. 60 is plenty fast enough with an RV on the back.

The accident details are still under investigation, so I can't place any blame. However, the most common cause of truck/RV trailer accidents is driving too fast and getting a good dose of swaying, then getting yanked off the road by your own trailer.

I've experienced trailer sway once, and it was not good. You don't want it. We were loaded wrong and driving too fast.

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2021-03-19, 08:16

Speaking of towing, check out what happens when you forget to take your Jeep out of 4L before towing it!

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The Jeep’s transfer case had been left in its low range and the transmission in first gear, which means its rotating wheels had caused the V6 engine to spin to approximately 50,000 RPM on the highway, which is slightly more than its 6,600 rpm redline.

Needless to say, the results were catastrophic and Tuten, who is a Mopar master tech who often works on Jeeps, estimated the parts alone would cost $30,000

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2021-03-19, 11:55

Yikes!
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Ryan
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2021-03-22, 21:52

Boulder shooting: Gunman kills 10, including police officer, at King Soopers

I used to live directly across the street from this supermarket. I stopped there on my way home from work most nights.

Still waiting to find out if any friends may be among the dead. Police haven't released any names yet.
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2021-03-22, 23:00

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Boulder shooting: Gunman kills 10, including police officer, at King Soopers

I used to live directly across the street from this supermarket. I stopped there on my way home from work most nights.

Still waiting to find out if any friends may be among the dead. Police haven't released any names yet.
Good god, dude, I hope none of your friends are among the list. Pleas let us know how you're holding up.

One thing I hate about good weather and lowering of some restrictions is the mass shootings seem to be coming back.

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2021-03-23, 10:24

Police just released the names of the victims, none I knew personally.
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