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    Happy Birthday johnwmclean

    Happy Birthday!!!
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    Ye Macce Threade

    Thanks. I also don't think the cheaper Watch will kill FitBit or Garmin. Hurt sales, most likely. That said, I vastly prefer both Garmin and Fitbit smart watches to the Apple Watch despite them being less capable. I mean as a gadget lover I completely get the appeal but at the same time there's exactly one device I'm willing to accept that I have to plug in every night, my phone. And that's mostly because I don't need or want it at night (again, yeah, I'm a prematurely old fart, whatever). I use my watch as my alarm every day and I want a silent alarm since when I wake up is not necessarily when my wife wakes up. Speaker if SWMBO, she has said Watch 3 and the charging drives her a bit nuts. Despite topping it up while she's in the shower getting ready it has left her stranded without a watch more than just a few times. My current Garmin smart watch is near perfect (for me). It notifies me when stuff is happening on my phone, allows me to clear notifications, ignore phone calls, track activity, track sleep, and I haven't charged it since last Thursday. The battery is sitting at 65%.
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    Ye Macce Threade

    I know I'm in the minority but my 7 plus still feels fine. I like that the display doesn't have a notch and that I don't have to look at it to unlock it or pick it up to see what time it is or if I have any notifications. Its camera still takes great pictures and it costs me $0 to keep using.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Thanks everyone, I actually posted the wrong image - I was comparing last year to this year - but nonetheless, yes, very happy with how things went. The time quoted in the image includes all stops, including time to help a friend change a flat. Moving average was 18.6mph. Correct Ride Data
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Not today, but yesterday. Completed the Kelly Brush Century for the second year running. Trained hard, cut about 30min off my previous time and had a ton of fun with the same group of guys that I've been doing these rides with for the last 7 years.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    Best not to mess with nature's fireworks.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    ^^ You say just like it's not seriously good coffee. I've loved the few batches I've been able to buy.
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    I did my last little bit of cross training for the 100 mile ride I'll be doing next weekend. Here's to hoping the nearly 1,200 miles I've logged this year so far were enough.
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    Head Case Motorsports

    ^^^^ Approve! Vroom vroom indeed.
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    RIP someone or another

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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    This. Forecast looks pretty ugly.
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    Technical Assistance/Advice Thread

    Start with some commonly available instructions, like the excellent stuff at AMB's website. Like this - https://www.amb.org/audio/beta22/, among others.
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    What are you Grilling now?

    So build a giant enclosure and put one of those ovens that Mike suggested inside. Desired aesthetic plus 60sec pizza FTW.
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    Happy Birthday Ian (en480c4)

    Happy Birthday!
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    It takes ~10-12 seconds to start flowing. I haven't timed the flow, but will at some point soon. It's also doing pre-infusion during that time. It has settings for both singles and doubles. Both come up short on the first run. The single is what I stated before, add an ounce for when I run it on the double setting. And I'm using a relatively dark roast (Old Bisbee Bali Blue) as it's what I had on hand. I don't tend to have multiple beans at any given time because I'm the only one drinking it and I don't want it sitting for months. Not sure what I'll do for the next batch of beans.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    1. It takes about 10-12 seconds for the coffee to start flowing, right in alignment with what Breville states it should. 2. Best guess (need to measure) is that the first shot is 1/2 - 3/4oz. I'll run one this afternoon and see. 3. Puck is very firm, doesn't seem overly moist. I don't have a knock box so I pry it out. It may be a bit on the moist side but it's hard to figure what would cause that. If I go much finer on the grind it seems like I'm likely to get even less volume (more surface area per weight of coffee) and if I go more coarse I'll likely get thinner, less flavorful shots which is not desired.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    Basically loving it so far, with the one exception that the shots seem pretty small. Don't know if it's just the coffee I have absorbing a lot of the initial water or what, but basically the best process so far seems to be to run a single through it, then a double, to get the volume/flavor right. I'm sure I'm not doing something exactly right but based on the research I've done I pretty much have the grind and tamp done right so that only leaves the machine. I did purchase the 3yr warrant thru Amazon so I'm not really worried. If it bugs me long term I'll get it replaced. Or I guess I could start monkeying with the settings and see what happens. Regardless, it was a good week of coffee.
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    Post what you're watching

    i just started it a few days ago. It's the first show in a long time to capture my interest enough to actually want to watch more. Only through the first three episodes but looking forward to the rest of it even though I have no idea where they are going with it.
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    Coffee Drinkers?

    This could be trouble. First results were very promising, if not entirely drinkable. I'll toy with grind just a big more to get a full extraction but tomorrow morning should be fun and interestingly enough, I liked the flavor of the straight latte enough that I don't think I'd add sugar. That's a big change from how I drink straight coffee.
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    My health insurance provided essentially pays me to wear the tracker. If I exercise enough the reimbursement more than pays for the tracker so it's hard not to wear it. Still, I need to be better about taking it off from time to time.
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    Went to a wedding last night and decided that I'd already tracked enough steps/activity that I could wear an actual watch. And yes, I know the date is wrong. I was in a rush to get ready and didn't feel up to fiddling.
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    Happy Birthday Todd!

    Happy Birthday to the founder!
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    Happy Birthday Antonio!

    Happy belated!
  24. I don't know if this will be a good topic or not but what the heck, I'll shitcan it later if necessary. Basically, the idea is to post if you're having trouble sourcing a particular part. Not one you forgot to order, but something new that perhaps you haven't used before and you'd like input on. Example (and the reason I started this thread): I'm looking for an IEC module that contains a voltage selector switch. So far I've found 4 that I like, which I've listed below. #1: Digi-Key - 603-1149-ND (Manufacturer - 10SB3S) Pros: simple all in one, filter could be a plus Cons: voltage selection is not user friendly, don't need the built in power switch #2: Digi-Key - 603-1144-ND (Manufacturer - 06AK5) Pros: much better voltage selector Cons: i hate snap in modules #3: Digi-Key - CCM1375-ND (Manufacturer - PE0SSS000) Pros: good mount, good voltage selector Cons: don't need the switch #4: Digi-Key - 486-1090-ND (Manufacturer - 4301.0001) Potentially perfect, just not entirely sure how the voltage selector works. I read the data sheet and probably need to do so again. Anyone have any bright ideas other than me sitting down with the Digikey catalog for a few hours?
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    And now what did you do TODAY?

    What a pain in the balls, Jacob. My car was hit 7 months ago and I still haven't found the time to get it fixed.