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  1. Smart_Guy

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    Some cars burn oil but you don't notice or know it if you don't run it under certain conditions. When it burned oil it happened on highways only (I work next city) but when I took a long vacation once, the oil level didn't go near as low as it does on highways. It took +1000km to get there...
  2. Smart_Guy

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    In my case I had a partial engine overhaul. Nothing major, just oil burning on continuous high speeds and I've had enough of oil topping up between changes (just once, tho). It's an import from Germany and over there they hammer cars really hard on their autobahns. +120 mph for extended periods...
  3. Smart_Guy

    Hi I am Orlando

    Welcome aboard!
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    Hello I'm Loui, i hope you all are doing well in these difficult times with the pandemic.

    Welcome aboard! IT stuff these days are all around. I'm a secretary and so much of my work is IT related, even what's not within my field of work since referring to the IT dept. only wastes time and effort where I work. Lately one of the engineers needed a laptop good for huge spread sheets...
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    Hello- from a newbie

    Welcome aboard! You're still young ;)
  6. Smart_Guy

    Hi there!

    Welcome aboard!
  7. Smart_Guy

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    575757 km is like 357k miles. Not far from yours, WD.
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    Good. I'm not the only weird one, then.
  9. Smart_Guy

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    575757 757 Am I the only one obsessed with such a thing?
  10. Smart_Guy

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    I'm just weak. Gotta fix my diet.
  11. Smart_Guy

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    Didn't expect the vaccination to hit me this hard. It gave me fever and fatigue I can't drive or walk straight. It's a Pfizer. Is that P silent? Looks like I won't be getting a second shot for now since I'm a survivor, hence I won't be coming a supervisor. It's a bad joke we have here. Pfizer...
  12. Smart_Guy

    The Food & Drink Thread

    Man, I should unsubscribe this thread. Not good in these fasting days.
  13. Smart_Guy

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    Let's see... What OS is it? Older OS's don't utilize many cores and SSD's better. Is dual channel RAM mode on? Are you talking about Windows' speed or perhaps running other stuff from another storage? Use a utility like CrystalDiskMark from here: https://crystalmark.info/en/download/ to test...
  14. Smart_Guy

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    For now, I don't see or have any use in having a paid YouTube subscription.
  15. Smart_Guy

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    I thought AMD was still all the way on top performance-to-price wise. Hands up to competition.
  16. Smart_Guy

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    First they rejected my appointment for the shot because I'm naturally immunized by recovery. Couple of days ago the status changed to eligible (if this is the right word). Anyway, the fasting month started. Gonna be fun.
  17. Smart_Guy

    What You've Just Bought!

    With my 2060 and the rise of DLSS, a 1080p60 player like me will live happy for a long time before needing to upgrade. My only half-regret is that I couldn't wait for the Super variant. Not gonna lose to scalpers just to play video games at max settings and extreme resolutions.
  18. Smart_Guy

    Hi, I am Shaan, Mobile app (Specially iOS) Developer

    Welcome aboard! It's good to have you here.
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    Hi I'm Lee

    Welcome aboard! I hope you find your answer here.
  20. Smart_Guy

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    I think it was in The Neverhood. Crazy game!
  21. Smart_Guy

    What You've Just Bought!

    Ah... injectors, rear transmission seal, trans. fluid filter and gasket, engine oil filter, trans. mount... umm... tailpipe mounts... guess that's it for now.
  22. Smart_Guy

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    Springgggg has sprungggg.... Now where did I hear this?
  23. Smart_Guy

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    AC still has to work here the winter sometimes. No choice.
  24. Smart_Guy

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    Mine is a 92 and some very minor cracks started to show up. I hope it does not get worse. Options vary so much so I don't I will find a replacement that has the exact button layout. Maybe I can cover the extra button holes but I don't think I can afford a missing one.
  25. Smart_Guy

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    I think most third party manufacturers provide such artificial wood trims. Here's what my car looks like (not mine): It goes all the way up the dashboard. Note sure if Mercedes provides artificial wood trims, but it's a wood trim nonetheless. And my car (92 W124) is of a lower option. The wood...
  26. Smart_Guy

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    Yes but not as much and pronounced as the old ones and as a standard. Some whole dashboards were before. But I could be wrong. You probably have more experience in this than I do.
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    Wooden trims were a thing back at the day. Car interiors and even Atari had wooden trims. It's one reason I love my car.
  28. Smart_Guy

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    Here we only have one common on those. It's called the Generation of Good People. We call it that because then respecting the elders and considering the younguns was something common. Now? If the child just complains against the parents for anything, some authority will summon the parents ready...
  29. Smart_Guy

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    You guys are giving me a headache with all those age/gen terminologies :oops:
  30. Smart_Guy

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    We need something like EPA here. At least for the sea. I remember seeing sea life 20 years ago that I cannot even find online anymore. Our beaches were full of fish and crustaceans. Not it's like deserted. Even now there's not serious care for its cleanliness and life. Looks like Covid-19 did...
  31. Smart_Guy

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    Here all vehicle fuels come from only one company; Saudi Aramco. That's why we don't have many varieties to compete. I believe high sulfur diesel is still allowed because diesel cars are not really many around here. I don't even know a single person owning one. I only know of one driver working...
  32. Smart_Guy

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    Guess I misread that it's banned in USA, then. Every single user manual for an American car I read says minimum grade is 87. But I guess I haven't read many to begin with. And here we don't have Ethanol. Only the two mentioned gas grades and diesel. Even diesel here is weird. Full of sulfur and...
  33. Smart_Guy

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    We use the European RON measurement, not the US AKI. The premium here is 95 which is equivalent to ~91 in USA. Regular here is 91 against ~87 in USA which I believe is the minimum allowed over there. Only these two grades are available here.
  34. Smart_Guy

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    And here we are sad gas reached $0.552 USD for premium. $0.52 for regular. I remember when it was like $0.18 premium.
  35. Smart_Guy

    Downloaded 'Tor' browser with consequences.

    I do use Tor and things seem fine. It does not edit any other network settings nor open a VPN tunnel. As long as I do my browsing outside the Tor browser, the internet works normally. However, go to the proxy setting on Win 10 (if you are using Win 10) and see if a weird proxy is set (use the...
  36. Smart_Guy

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    The word stimulus sounded like a dangerous words to me before I knew what it meant.
  37. Smart_Guy

    Hello from Ny

    Welcome aboard! It's good to be young.
  38. Smart_Guy

    Greeting from Virginia

    Welcome aboard! By there I believe you mean here.
  39. Smart_Guy

    New member - EET technology London

    Welcome aboard! Anything gaming excites me.
  40. Smart_Guy

    Hi!

    Welcome aboard! VBA? Virtual Boy Advance?
  41. Smart_Guy

    Hello

    Welcome aboard! Stick around and learn a lot.
  42. Smart_Guy

    Hi guys

    Welcome aboard! Come to the Chit Chat thread and you find many nice conversations.
  43. Smart_Guy

    Help!!! How to package music that old people can play

    There must be a change in quality in any re-encodes, but the things is that it could get so negligible to notice at all. Quality degradation in video could be difficult to minimize re-encoded but as for audio typically it's not. If the source is clear, the re-encode audio won't sound so...
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    Help!!! How to package music that old people can play

    Personally I find the audio encode settings on 480p Youtube videos more than good enough. Last I checked it's Stereo 16-bit 128 kbps 44.1KHz, which is CD Audio quality. More than enough for small units like those. Honestly, it's more than enough per se, unless I want to just compare and...
  45. Smart_Guy

    Playing a video on Windows 10 startup?

    Thank you for the heads up. Hopefully the video plays first thing then the rest take their time to load. Which is the purpose.
  46. Smart_Guy

    new member

    Welcome aboard! You've come to the right place... I hope :D
  47. Smart_Guy

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    I don't use Winamp regularly. Only for that equalizer preset (did I mention it rocks?) and formats MPC-xx cannot play like Trackers. Oh, and to convert stuff to MP3 thru a disk writing plug in. Anything with audio can be converted, or rather instantly streamed, to MP3 or WAV.
  48. Smart_Guy

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    Anyone still use Winamp? The Full Bass & Treble preset is phenomenal with good tracks specially electronic genre.
  49. Smart_Guy

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    Well the globe has many sides. Hopefully those artificial stars are all around the world so we can get a signal here too. On this far away planet I live in. They call it Saudi Arabia :ROFLMAO:
  50. Smart_Guy

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    Perhaps if the coverage is wide enough, dish adjustment won't be a huge issue? I've seen cars with satellite dishes, and cars move around (cars do move ahead and back too). Either the dishes adjust automatically or the coverage is so wide. Or perhaps I'm missing something.
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