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How much of an awesome dude is Mike Ve  sent me a couple of lovely one piece curly tops all the way from Arizona. I've already put one of them to use on my upcoming SG2000 build. In other news, I've f

This is what Pine, MDF and plywood are for. There aren't enough slaps in the world for people who paint wood white.

So it's official. Busy times ahead.

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Speaking of credit cards, BOA just increased one of mine from 6k to 10k that is one of my lower cards, Like I really need that. LOL. That puts me over 80k of available credit. I use my cards when I can at zero% interest when offered by them. Then pay them off in that time frame or sooner. It really does help your Score. I refied the house back in June,  (I should have waited a few more months) Still I got 3% on my refi. down from 5.5%  So I am not bitching it freed up almost $310 a month, I had zero cost in it because of my score.

So while I believe that not using them is a good thing, there are times that using them wisely can help you actually save dollars.

While on the subject of saving $$ I quit smoking back in April after 50 years. That saves me close to $375 a month. :)

 

just my 0.02cents. :)

MK

 

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8 hours ago, MiKro said:

Speaking of credit cards, BOA just increased one of mine from 6k to 10k that is one of my lower cards, Like I really need that. LOL. That puts me over 80k of available credit. I use my cards when I can at zero% interest when offered by them. Then pay them off in that time frame or sooner. It really does help your Score. I refied the house back in June,  (I should have waited a few more months) Still I got 3% on my refi. down from 5.5%  So I am not bitching it freed up almost $310 a month, I had zero cost in it because of my score.

So while I believe that not using them is a good thing, there are times that using them wisely can help you actually save dollars.

While on the subject of saving $$ I quit smoking back in April after 50 years. That saves me close to $375 a month. :)

 

just my 0.02cents. :)

MK

 

 

Re-arranging debt is useful when you have it. $310 a month can't be sniffed at, but certainly neither can $375! 

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I just remembered something I've been meaning to mention. When I was in High School around 1975 we had "educational movies" etc. I think this one was just audio, but it went like this. It is set "somewhere in the future"

There's this bloke who decides to go for a walk at night because he's bored. He gets half way round the block and he's confronted by a Police vehicle. The police shine a spotlight at him and demand to know who he is and why he's outdoors. He explains the situation and they respond "Is there something wrong with your "Viewing Screen"? He replies "No" and they insist that he shouldn't be out and about and ought to go home and put on his viewing screen and stay home. Then the vehicle moves on and the man realises there was no-one in the vehicle it was just a robot

Does it sound familiar? All these educational films and audios were American so does anyone else remember this one or others like it?

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Yes its sort of an advert. The powers that be, politics and corporations have got things planned out many decades in advance. Another film they showed us at High School in 1975 depicted a gay marriage with the voice-over "In the future this may one day be a reality"

Well anyway, here's a picture for your Viewing Screen. This is the door and frame I fitted today. Before and After

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No I just install them. Made by a local door place who pass work onto me

By the way I posted the question about that educational story on the FB page of the High School I used to go to and somebody responded. It's called "The Pedestrian" written in 1951 and set in 2053. They still use it in High Schools now

https://www.tesd.net/cms/lib/PA01001259/Centricity/Domain/542/The Pedestrian by Ray Bradbury.pdf

Apparently he wrote another story I also remember called "There Will Come Soft Rains"

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During this lockdown they have been encouraging people to use computers more and more. Here is a 1970's program that talks about the same thing although with different reasons behind it

At 23:28 she says “If the fuel and job shortages that are going on at the moment reach crisis point, we will be confined to our homes in the future and its then that Prestel will be far more vital. By 1984 I’d gamble that although Big Brother will be watching us, we’ll be watching Big Buzby"

 

 

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Good morning everyone.
We would like to thank you for choosing What's Next Submarine Cruise line.
Today's journey includes, loss of sleep, pain, and fatigue.
In the event of turbulence or excess pressure, we ask that you keep your seat belt fastened while seated as we may experience an event of rapid descent. At which time we recommend that you bend over and kiss your ass goodbye. That is all. 😉
mk 12/2020
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2 hours ago, MiKro said:

Today's journey includes, loss of sleep, pain, and fatigue

How did you know? My back failed on me while pulling my undies on, ibuprofen and scotch help a little but not much... Going to bed.
Can't even say it's because of old age since this has been plaguing me every now and then for decades! 😠

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1 minute ago, Bizman62 said:

How did you know? My back failed on me while pulling my undies on, ibuprofen and scotch help a little but not much... Going to bed.
Can't even say it's because of old age since this has been plaguing me every now and then for decades! 😠

I am clairvoyant. ;)

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2 hours ago, MiKro said:
Good morning everyone.
We would like to thank you for choosing What's Next Submarine Cruise line.
Today's journey includes, loss of sleep, pain, and fatigue.
In the event of turbulence or excess pressure, we ask that you keep your seat belt fastened while seated as we may experience an event of rapid descent. At which time we recommend that you bend over and kiss your ass goodbye. That is all. 😉
mk 12/2020

Well, I'm off to work on an Italian cruise liner doing repair and install work for ten days with no passengers doing a "test cruise" along the west coast of Italy. Hard work and long days, but balcony cabin and crew bar sounds good. Hard descents you say? I'm hoping this Costa Smerelda is run better than Costa Concordia 😞

 

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1 hour ago, Prostheta said:

Well, I'm off to work on an Italian cruise liner doing repair and install work for ten days with no passengers doing a "test cruise" along the west coast of Italy. Hard work and long days, but balcony cabin and crew bar sounds good. Hard descents you say? I'm hoping this Costa Smerelda is run better than Costa Concordia 😞

 

Good luck and have a good trip. :)

mk

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Maybe not. I'm guessing a lot of casino stuff is automated these days, so who knows whether they're primed to steal your money 24/7 or not?

In my previous job I did various work that ended up on this ship, so it'll be surreal seeing it in situ. The big Teak subwoofer benches will be cool to eyeball though. You can see them at 1:39 in this tour vid:

 

Those two Teak bench things at 8:30 on the deck:

 

I also spotted some of the Corian (actually, LG Hi-Macs which is pretty much the same but a little softer and not really cheaper) serving stations in the video. We'll be ripping those out and fitting the replacements I'm finishing up over the next three days. Bit of a deadline, but things can't wait around forever. If I recall correctly, there was something like 2-3km of Sapele handrails fitted around the decks. It's mad on so many levels. These things are ridiculous and the Captain's deck looks more like that of the Enterprise. hahaha

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Back in the 1950's my father applied for a job as a drummer in a band that played on a cruise ship. Then he got my mother up the duff, then the job application came through and he was keen to take it but Pop goes "Oh no you're not, you're going to marry that girl!"

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It is Christmas Eve Day,

I want to take this opportunity to wish each and everyone of you a very Merry Christmas.

2020 has been a very trying year for us all. So please have cheer and happiness in your hearts this holiday season.

Peace to you all.

Mike

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