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Forum: California 01-06-2009, 12:42 AM
Replies: 5,603
Views: 398,577
Posted By darrylo
Is the AR-15 because of the Thousand Oaks bank...

Is the AR-15 because of the Thousand Oaks bank robbery, some years back? (I have no idea how effective it would be against the kind of body armor those robbers were using, though.)
Forum: General E46 Forum 10-07-2005, 12:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,258
Posted By darrylo
Bzzt. Thanks for playing, but: You...

Bzzt. Thanks for playing, but:

You resurrected an old, dead thread. Do a search, and you'll find more info on V1 vs Escort than you'll ever want to read.


The V1 does have POP (the...
Forum: General Off-Topic 08-22-2005, 09:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By darrylo
Braun Activator. It's pretty expensive, though. ...

Braun Activator. It's pretty expensive, though.

If you're on a budget, a Remington Microscreen is also good.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-22-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,258
Posted By darrylo
The newer V1s can turn off various bands. It's...

The newer V1s can turn off various bands. It's not well-documented, though, and there are other items that you can twiddle:

http://www.valentine1.com/lab/MikesLabRpt3.asp

Change the default...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-20-2005, 03:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By darrylo
I'm not sure what the other guy is asking: ...

I'm not sure what the other guy is asking:


A GPS, by itself, doesn't transmit (intentionally), and so can't be used to locate it if it's stolen.
If a portable GPS is stolen, you're SOL.
...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-20-2005, 12:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,712
Posted By darrylo
There was an article recently, which said that...

There was an article recently, which said that nearly 70%, of the loans taken out in SF at the beginning of this year, were interest-only. :yikes:
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-20-2005, 12:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,712
Posted By darrylo
No argument there. However, it might take 10...

No argument there.

However, it might take 10 years for that $400K house to be worth $600K (or it might just take two :dunno: ). If my (bad) math is right, that's just a bit more than 4% a year...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2005, 06:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,712
Posted By darrylo
Want to move here, yes. Being able to buy is...

Want to move here, yes. Being able to buy is another question.

I think we're talking about different things. I'm talking about a "bursting bubble" (a market correction within, oh, say the next...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2005, 03:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,712
Posted By darrylo
There's only one teeny tiny little problem with...

There's only one teeny tiny little problem with this: if prices start going down, who in their right mind is going to buy WHILE prices are going down??? :dunno:

Once prices start to stabilize,...
Forum: General Off-Topic 07-19-2005, 02:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,712
Posted By darrylo
As long as the bursting bubble doesn't end up...

As long as the bursting bubble doesn't end up affecting your job, you should be fine.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-19-2005, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By darrylo
Another possibility is to just use one of the...

Another possibility is to just use one of the portable automobile nav units. They can work quite well (I'm using an ancient Garmin Streetpilot III). The biggest problem is probably that they are...
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-12-2005, 08:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,757
Posted By darrylo
Did you follow the instructions? The glue is not...

Did you follow the instructions? The glue is not something you smear on and smoosh everything together. It's a lot like the contact cement used in laminate countertops.
Forum: General E46 Forum 07-07-2005, 06:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,023
Posted By darrylo
Don't know about the cost, but here is the...

Don't know about the cost, but here is the retrofit guide:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=203145

You might want also to consider a standalone GPS unit. They're a lot cheaper,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-30-2005, 07:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,757
Posted By darrylo
Exclamation 3M Super Weatherstrip Adhesive!

:werd: :werd: :werd: :werd: :werd:

WTF is wrong with everyone??? If your car is out-of-warranty, this has got to be one of the easiest DIYs possible. (But, if your car is in-warranty, I'd...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-29-2005, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By darrylo
Jeez, I know California's been having...

Jeez, I know California's been having earthquakes, but they haven't been that bad. :)

Sonoma county is around an hour NORTH of San Francisco (assuming no traffic). Napa county is 60-90 minutes...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-27-2005, 07:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,330
Posted By darrylo
How can you tell that? Looking at the US BMW...

How can you tell that? Looking at the US BMW 3-series sales figures, all I can tell is that 3-series sales are on a slight downward trend:

http://bimmer.roadfly.com/bmw/forums/z8/6666050-1.html
...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-27-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 473
Posted By darrylo
I'd recommend either a Remington microscreen, or...

I'd recommend either a Remington microscreen, or one of the Braun self-cleaning ones (like the Activator). :woot: Normally, I'd recommend staying away from the Norelco rotaries (I've never gotten a...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-16-2005, 06:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 1,590
Posted By darrylo
Well, as a big one is coming (eventually,...

Well, as a big one is coming (eventually, someday), everyone should be prepared.

However, around 20 or so years ago, Southern California did shake, rattle, and roll, during one summer. Come to...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-14-2005, 09:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By darrylo
That's 36W -- not a whole lot (and not much more...

That's 36W -- not a whole lot (and not much more than the 15-30W that I guessed). While that's plenty for a radar detector or GPS, it's often not enough for today's power-sucking laptops (50-100W is...
Forum: General Off-Topic 06-10-2005, 09:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,480
Posted By darrylo
Note that, when a moderate to big earthquake...

Note that, when a moderate to big earthquake hits, the areas that are landfill often get hammered (like the marina district). Like this (1989 Loma Prieta earthquake):
...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-08-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By darrylo
Yeah, but just remember that the switching is...

Yeah, but just remember that the switching is funky: via the locks, (long) timeouts, and the doors/trunk. It takes a little getting used to. Also, unlike the cigarette lighter socket, you can't...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-07-2005, 07:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By darrylo
BMW auxiliary power adaptor, which turns the...

BMW auxiliary power adaptor, which turns the flashlight recharger socket into another (low power) cigarette power adapter socket (as long as you're willing to give up the flashlight). Should be...
Forum: DIY: Do It Yourself 06-07-2005, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By darrylo
Flashlight charger socket.

Flashlight charger socket.
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,085
Posted By darrylo
Considering that this site tested an older model...

Considering that this site tested an older model V1, without POP, what do you expect?

Also, that site's other big complaint about the V1 seems to be that the V1 didn't detect radar at 2.5 miles,...
Forum: General E46 Forum 06-01-2005, 10:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,085
Posted By darrylo
Just as a side note, the info on V1...

Just as a side note, the info on V1 programmability is not in the V1 manual. If you really want to play with the various settings (not recommended), see here:
...
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