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Old 08-05-2018, 09:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yesterday right? I brought home a new to me 2002 L200 in the silver-blue color. Pretty clean local car that has been sitting for a year, supposed to have fuel problems. $200.

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Old 08-05-2018, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My cousin gave me some fruits which I haven't eat for a while now. I got my new makeup brush set, and my brother bought me a box of donuts.
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Old 08-05-2018, 11:19 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am taking an on-line class through Eastern New Mexico University in an attempt to get into grad school and become a Speech-Language Pathologist. After three quizzes in three days, today I took the second test, and scored 301/315 (95.55%), and my class average is now 93.5%. The class average is 81.25% and median is 91.1%, so would not argue this is an Easy A class.

I had a B- average at ASU. I doubt that one class will make a significant difference on my résumé, but I am making progress, right?

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Old 03-11-2019, 09:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Was able to get under one of our new trailers today. A Utility (that and Great Dane best), with the latest “barely there” aero (Coanda devices at rear, tiny nose-splitter at front). Wound up pulling it empty 150-miles (TARE is 35k) and mpg was showing nothing I haven’t seen before (broke into double digits).

The real reason I’ve wanted to get under one is that these are disc-brake equipped. As are the tractors. Five axles, and five sets of discs. Ha! Running a semi and using my big toe to brake 17.5T.

Steady-State is always the goal. And the lowest number of driver corrections PLUS the lowest degree of input AND shortest duration in time for the correction is good.

The Automated Manual trans takes getting used to (re-program right foot), and one comes to understand that one’s place is in providing the steering & braking inputs ONLY. Let the truck handle the drivetrain.

The synchronization of trans software with integrated engine brake is also different. Without getting into how the shift programming can be set to different preferences, the engine brake actuation can also be tailored.

Engine brakes themselves have four settings. But the relation from One to Three is no longer linear. It’s a helluva powerful curve.

With discs all around, mine is set that a service brake actuation at highway speed (normal slowing for the various usual reasons) engages the engine brake . . . .

. . and it rides that “set” all the way down. IOW, one can release the service brake after informing the truck what’s called for (given correct choices made).

Unlike a civilians tow vehicle & trailer, the trailer ABS brain keeps the trailer from starting to want to pass. This is before Stability or Roll Controls activate.

Discs really are the cake icing. Shortest inputs of pressure & degree RULE!!

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Colonoscopy. The first and prolly last one of my life. It was pretty anticlimactic. I needed the nap.

The doc didn't think 'weaponized endoscope' was funny.

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