Questions you want answered.

These new idiot(proof) coffee makers bother me.

Why? The more the merrier I say. I'll start saying something when the local bean availability starts going down.

Manach wrote:

Keurig or Tassimo?

And why?

Keurig. Tassimos round these parts seem to be on the decline (as in, less shelf space, less stock, more sales). YMMV.

EDIT: Oh, and the Keurig has an easy way to use your own grounds.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Manach wrote:

Keurig or Tassimo?

And why?

Keurig. Tassimos round these parts seem to be on the decline (as in, less shelf space, less stock, more sales). YMMV.

EDIT: Oh, and the Keurig has an easy way to use your own grounds.

Thanks for that.

Keurig's just drop to the same price as Tassimos. And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

I wanted Tassimos for the Tim Hortons' cups, but they make both now.

Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

Je fais souvent trop de café, et je fini par en jeté tout simplement.

Is that better?

( but I do get it, we are both heavy drinker, but my body is telling me I'm not young anymore )

Manach wrote:
Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

Je fais souvent trop de café, et je finis par en jeter tout simplement.

Is that better? ;)

FTFY

My husband is now a Nespresso convert. And even a coffee idiot like me can use one of those. Coffee is supposed to be really good too.
Tassimo I've heard is a bit sub par when it comes to taste, but this is secondhand knowledge.

Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

As much as I love the stuff, a few all-nighters back in university taught me that there is definitely such a thing as too much coffee.

muttonchop wrote:
Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

As much as I love the stuff, a few all-nighters back in university taught me that there is definitely such a thing as too much coffee.

Quiter

wordsmythe wrote:
Chairman_Mao wrote:

It's my birthday today. How are you going to celebrate it?

I don't want to alarm you, but we share a birthday.

Well, beneviolent dictators and word aficionados do have a lot in common. Hope you had a good one! Mine involved lots of homemade pizza and chocolate cake.

I'm not a complete automotive idiot but I'd be hard-pressed to prove that. I'm noticing a particular noise from my '07 VW Rabbit (manual). It's not a metallic pinging but sounds more like waffling air pressure. It is most noticeable at 2500-3000 RPM, and most prominent at the lower end of that range in 4th gear. In neutral/with the clutch depressed, I don't hear anything, so it seems it's in the drive train.

I initially thought it might be an oil-level issue, but if anything it's got slightly too much (though no smoke).

I'm certain to take it to my local dealership for a check, but they charge $95 to do basic (electronic) diagnostics (the cost of one hour of labor). I have no indicator lights showing, though I do know there's an electrical issue, too.

The additional confound is that I just had it services for the 50k-mile service, which included an oil change and some $INT-point inspection. I spoke to my old dealership's shop and they suggested starting with oil, both amount and weight.

My concern is whether this is something the tech might've inadvertently caused or if it's a chance coincidence. I have had no troubles with this car, and have had all scheduled maintenance performed, but every system must eventually fail. There's nothing that--to my neophyte eye--points assuredly to anything but normal wear.

Anyone have any ideas of what I should be looking at?

Autozone normally does those electronic checks for free... I say go to them and see if anything shows up. If not then you are only out a little time and know you have to take it in.

Dakuna wrote:
muttonchop wrote:
Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

As much as I love the stuff, a few all-nighters back in university taught me that there is definitely such a thing as too much coffee.

Quiter :)

Yeah. You're too loud!

manta173 wrote:

Autozone normally does those electronic checks for free... I say go to them and see if anything shows up. If not then you are only out a little time and know you have to take it in.

Good to know. Thank you.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Dakuna wrote:
muttonchop wrote:
Rezzy wrote:
Manach wrote:

And I always make too much coffee, so I tend to throw some away.

What language is that? It looks like English but it doesn't make any sense...

As much as I love the stuff, a few all-nighters back in university taught me that there is definitely such a thing as too much coffee.

Quiter :)

Yeah. You're too loud! :)

Quite

Did you guys know today is International Ninja Day?

[size=4]Also, my 30th birthday.[/size]

Eleima wrote:

Did you guys know today is International Ninja Day? :D

I did not. Happy International Ninja Day.

Also Happy 30th birthday, in case you ninja edit that part out later.

Eleima wrote:

Did you guys know today is International Ninja Day?

[size=4]Also, my 30th birthday.[/size]

Well, that snuck up on us...

and

Happy birthday Eleima!

I'm thinking about building a new PC. But wanted to reuse some previous part I have.

I have a DVD/CD burner that was rendered obsolete from the Spore game drm.

They never acknowledge the issue, but my drive seem to have been flash at one point. It powers up, do open the tray, but can't read anything.

Is there a way to fix the drive, or just get a new one?

Just get a new one, they can be found for under $20.

Perhaps even less, I've seen perfectly serviceable (and new) drives for 10€ in my neck of the woods.

Also thanks gang.

Yah, for 10-20$ I won't mind getting a new drive then.

Happy Birthday Eleima!!

Manach wrote:

I'm thinking about building a new PC. But wanted to reuse some previous part I have.

I have a DVD/CD burner that was rendered obsolete from the Spore game drm.

They never acknowledge the issue, but my drive seem to have been flash at one point. It powers up, do open the tray, but can't read anything.

Is there a way to fix the drive, or just get a new one?

My only suggestions would be to fully uninstall the drivers, reinstall them. That doesn't work, reinstall Windows.

Many happy returns E!

Aww snap, Happy Birthday Eleima!

Duex guerriers ont couru l'un sur l'autre; leurs armes
Ont eclabousse l'air de lueurs et de sang.
Ces jeux, ces cliquetis du fer sont les vacarmes
D'une jeunesse en proie a l'amour vagissant.

Baudelaire isn't always the most appropriate, but still my favorite.

Happy birthday, Eleima! Got anything fun planned to celebrate?

Should I trust this site?

Which thread did Coldstream post his epic doctor-rant about choosing not to vaccinate your kids recently? I want to show it to the wife.

Jonman wrote:

Which thread did Coldstream post his epic doctor-rant about choosing not to vaccinate your kids recently? I want to show it to the wife.

This one.