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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Oct 05, 2019. 20 comments

Question for the group

Question for the group

I was attending a seminar the other day of an invited speaker (on micro RNAs—cool stuff), and several of our grad students were snapping pics of some of the slides, one or two of the faculty as well.

I was brought up that you absolutely do not take photos or video of someone’s unpublished data without their consent. It’s rude, and it discourages scientific communication. My solution would be...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Oct 01, 2019. 20 comments

I’m getting tired of this

I’m getting tired of this

I’ve been dealing for a few weeks now with the case of the missing tire pressure. I’ve been losing about 10 pounds a week on average, but it’s been accelerating over that time. This pic was taken on Sunday. It was 30 pounds on Friday.

I took it to my local tire shop and then to the dealer who originally sold it to me. No one can find a puncture or a leak, not in valve tread or sidewall. The...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 25, 2019. 10 comments

On Cadillac and the future of GM luxury

On Cadillac and the future of GM luxury

WiscoProud’s post on wanting a new Land Rover coincides with my noticing this morning that my neighbor (who also has the red Guilia) got rid of her old LR for a new Caddy SUV. It made me think. People are bitching and moaning about how Cadillac is in serious crisis and won’t make it off life support if it doesn’t come up with better cars than the CT4 and CT5, blah, blah...

...But I see...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 25, 2019. 22 comments

Cultural awareness vs. stereotyping

Cultural awareness vs. stereotyping

I was having a conversation with a college student about academic pressure. I brought up how Asian students are often raised with expectations of academic excellence, and how that can cause great stress. The girl got indignant and angry at me. She actually told me that I was a bad person for believing in stereotypes.

I put that off to naive college student idealism, mixed with our present-day...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 21, 2019. 21 comments

This is a pretty serious problem

This is a pretty serious problem

I don’t make it a practice of bitching much about Kinja modifications. It’s mostly easier to roll with it and not get my blood pressure up, but this latest one is impairing my ability to make use of the platform. When I click on a notification, I’m not taken to the comment on which I clicked so I can read and/or respond. Instead, I am taken to the thread, and I have to hunt for the comment...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 20, 2019. 17 comments

Pretty nice

Pretty nice

This RSX was in the garage at work. The only visible rust color was in the paint. Very clean example. Ones this nice usually command a pretty penny on CL.

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 17, 2019. 2 comments

Sweet Misery

Sweet Misery

Everyday I have a song running through my head. This is what’s haunting me today. Enjoy.

In a related note, I absolutely hate when a link puts up “video unavailable”, and it’s getting harder to find music videos that play properly when embedded.

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 12, 2019. 13 comments

This one secret will get you $150 off a new iPhone!

This one secret will get you $150 off a new iPhone!

A number of you may remember that I had my iPhone 6S Plus stolen off my desk two weeks ago. I never found it, and Find My iPhone says it never reconnected to the net. I sent a remote erase code anyway.

So, I went off to the Apple Store to buy this new iPhone XR. I’ll give you my slightly more than first impressions review.

Design

The XR comes in several color choices. I got it in the blue...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 10, 2019. 18 comments

Insurance claim woes

Insurance claim woes

Back on July 27, I had a guy hit me at the Indianapolis airport while he was trying to edge in front of me in the pick up lanes. I had decided to try and claim it through his insurance, State Farm. I figured that it was so obvious with the pics the cop took and the position of the damage that he hit me that perhaps I could short cut to not having to file with my insurer and deal with the...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 06, 2019. 6 comments

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Sep 05, 2019. 7 comments

Well that was a journey

Well that was a journey

A bad accident made a 15 min trip to take the wife to her procedure into an hour and a half odyssey. They took her in anyway, thank goodness.

This was in the surgical center parking lot. Maybe it’s an omen of good for the rest of the day.

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 31, 2019. 6 comments

Goodfriends...

Goodfriends...

...is the name of the local burger and beer joint we went out to tonight. I had this Alamo burger. On top of the party, cooked medium, was beef brisket, avocado, pickled jalapeños quest, and tortilla strips. I thought it would be excess for its own sake, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. No ingredient overpowered another. I could taste the brisket and avocado despite the queso. And the patty...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 27, 2019. 22 comments

Whelp, it looks like I was robbed.

Whelp, it looks like I was robbed.

My iPhone disappeared from my desk this afternoon. If the security cameras on my floor hadn’t been malfunctioning, perhaps I could have posted a “watch my phone getting stolen” a la CofFL’s car.

I put it in lost mode, but Find My iPhone tells me it’s offline so that I can’t locate it. Calling it goes straight to voice mail. If I don’t get it back by tomorrow, I’m going to brick it remotely and...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 25, 2019. 19 comments

The RX-8 thread on the FP has been interesting.

The RX-8 thread on the FP has been interesting.

I went in there yesterday to share my thoughts on owning the last rotary car for 13 years. There are a lot of detailed and intelligent posts from people with more knowledge and experience than I. It’s  a little bit celebration of a unique car, but dosed with realism about its foibles.

Of course, this being an Internet forum, there has to be a handful of know it alls who never had one but want...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 11, 2019. 6 comments

Nicholas Cage or Peter Weller?

Nicholas Cage or Peter Weller?

On the wall of the bathroom in this new pizzeria I was just in.

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 11, 2019. 7 comments

Neighborhood block party

Neighborhood block party

In case you can’t read the labels, they say “beer, more beer, ice cream”

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Aug 05, 2019. 7 comments

Indy Oppo meet

Indy Oppo meet

Mini meet, actually. Italian Job suggested we meet at the Motor Sports C&C Saturday. He ended up not being able to come. Neither could blacktruck18 or I like cars. But I met up with Just Jeepin and mkbruin, who brought his ‘81 Firebird. This place was really cool and not pretentious. I drove my moms Acura RL, and my daughter suggested we park next to the Prius so we looked cool be...

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Jul 26, 2019. 9 comments

Calling Indy Opponauts

Calling Indy Opponauts

ItalianJob, Just Jeepin’, boredalways, and anyone else I’m not aware of: we been talking about meeting up over the next week. Shoot me an email if you haven’t already. We’ll see what we can coordinate from Monday on through next weekend sometime. My gmail is Chariotoflove123. Leave your phone # and I’ll text you back.

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Jul 26, 2019. 9 comments

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Chariotoflove Chariotoflove Jul 19, 2019. 3 comments

Paging Svend

Paging Svend

How’d you like to be called to detail an F1 car ?

Detailing a Formula One Car Sounds Terrifying

If I were to rank the amount of effort I put into cleaning my car, I’d probably fall somewhere in…

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