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07-21-2018 12:06 AM  29 days agoPost 1
wjvail

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This is a thread I've considered for a while. It's like a picture of the day thread or number thread. Everyone is supposed to add to it. Give us your Unsolicited Advice. It doesn't have to be hobby related.

I'll start.

1. Go through your house and take the dry cell batteries out of everything you own.

There is a temptation to get something new, put the batteries in it and play with it for a while and then set it aside. Time has passed and now I spend a 1/3 of my time walking around picking up shavers, flashlights, watches, E-Flite transmitters, precision measuring equipment, etc and taking out corroded, rotten batteries.

The exception would be things you use everyday like a TV remote. Those batteries will be consumed before they rot.

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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07-25-2018 04:55 AM  25 days agoPost 2
spaceman spiff

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Instead of New Year's resolutions, losing weight or all that other borring nearly unattainable crap, try doing New Year Adventures.

2 new things every year.

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07-25-2018 06:31 PM  24 days agoPost 3
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spaceman spiff
Instead of New Year's resolutions, losing weight or all that other borring nearly unattainable crap, try doing New Year Adventures.

2 new things every year.
I will start by trying to read more useless posts and threads

Jim
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07-25-2018 07:03 PM  24 days agoPost 4
spaceman spiff

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Some folks set their sights a little higher.

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07-26-2018 02:27 PM  23 days agoPost 5
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thanks spiffy...
had one for lunch yesterday... A big ol San Miguels Green Chile beef... all nice and toasty.

On another note, maybe I should be less confrontational, pessimistic and vocal.... nah... stupid people need educating in facts and reality.

showing a preference will only get you into trouble, 90% of everything is crap...

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07-26-2018 07:37 PM  23 days agoPost 6
spaceman spiff

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Love green chilies.

A great little adventure might be to travel thru Hatch New Mexico. Not much there, except a peculiar burger joint called Sparkies (if i remember correctly ) strange place. You will probably hate the look of it, but it really is great. Just about everything, even the milk shakes has loads of the famous Hatch Green chilies. I thought it would suck, but i tried the milk shake with chilies, it was fantastic.

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07-27-2018 02:05 AM  23 days agoPost 7
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spaceman spiff, tell us how you feel tomorrow

Jim
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07-27-2018 02:09 PM  22 days agoPost 8
wjvail

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More advice...

Spend less than you make.

Notes:
-- This is far from original. It is advice given to me years ago.
-- Notice there is no reference to how much you make. There is only the suggestion to spend less than that amount. Make $100 a week? Spend less than that. Make $5,000 a week? Yup - spend less than that.
-- While the advice is only 5 words and seems stupid simple, it took me a long time to follow it. I did not begin to accrue any savings until I noticed the wisdom.
-- The advice is simple enough but notice there are two ways to balance the equation. If you are spending more than you make, 1. make more or 2. spend less. No one can tell you which is the correct solution for your situation.
-- Notice the advice helps avoid the trap of making more and spending more. I can't tell you the number of people I know that have seen an increase in income and immediately started spending more than the raise.
-- There are obvious exceptions. Most of them are for young people that are faced with expenditures early in life with the promise of rewards later. Paying for college or buying a house would be examples of spending beyond your means that might be justified. If you're working, 45 years old, and financing a car on an 8 year loan, you're spending more than you make.

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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07-27-2018 11:39 PM  22 days agoPost 9
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Treat others, as you would wish to be treated....even on the interwebs.

Licensed (CASA) UAV operator certificate holder 1-YFOF5-01 www.helicamaerial.com.au

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07-27-2018 11:54 PM  22 days agoPost 10
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1. Don't sweat the small stuff.
2. It's all small stuff.
This hit home with me as I was caring for my then gf, when she was diagnosed with ALS. When your life takes a blow like that, you learn the daily struggles really are small potatoes.

One more thing I've learned as I've gotten older: Never trust a fart.

-Kevin

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07-28-2018 01:18 AM  22 days agoPost 11
wjvail

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Heliguychris
Treat others, as you would wish to be treated....even on the interwebs.
Very good advice... It's the last part that people seem to forget more these days.

A friend of my recently introduced me to the GIFT principle. It's the principle that allows otherwise nice people to act differently on the web. It explains why most YouTube comments degrade into exchanges of F-you.

A+B+C=FW
Where:
A= Normal Person
B= Anonymity
C= Audience

"Well, Nothing bad can happen now."

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07-28-2018 11:18 PM  21 days agoPost 12
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