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  1. #19861
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Yep, the dryer is dead.

    RIP ? - 2017

  2. #19862
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Yep, the dryer is dead.

    RIP ? - 2017
    Flushing it down the toilet?

  3. #19863
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Flushing it down the toilet?
    Lots of Labor Day deals at Lowe's and Home Depot. Found a good deal on a Maytag and a Whirlpool. Not sure which one to go with.

  4. #19864
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    In other news, some wanker parked in my spot at my condo.

  5. #19865
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Not enough of an occasion for a Zima?
    Zima is reserved for graduations, weddings, and DBR chat when our shooty hoops team needs some good luck.

  6. #19866
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Lots of Labor Day deals at Lowe's and Home Depot. Found a good deal on a Maytag and a Whirlpool. Not sure which one to go with.
    IMHO, having purchased a dryer recently, any dryer with a digital display and motherboard full of widgets and doohickeys is cool, but extremely expensive to repair when/if the time comes.

    Sometimes cheap and simple is the way to go for long term happiness.

    I like having a dryer I can fix myself.

  7. #19867
    I remember playing a game years ago on the Apple IIe where you were building cities, etc. in the US. At some point, hurricane season would kick up and occasionally they would destroy one of your cities with distinctive electronic thud. I can't remember the name of the game but with Irma next up, that game experience is flooding back to me.

  8. #19868
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Lots of Labor Day deals at Lowe's and Home Depot. Found a good deal on a Maytag and a Whirlpool. Not sure which one to go with.
    I'd go Maytag. Yes, it's not like the Maytag of old but still prefer it to Whirlpool. And ditto on the above, go simple.
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

  9. #19869
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    I remember playing a game years ago on the Apple IIe where you were building cities, etc. in the US. At some point, hurricane season would kick up and occasionally they would destroy one of your cities with distinctive electronic thud. I can't remember the name of the game but with Irma next up, that game experience is flooding back to me.
    Old school SimCity. Was lots of fun.

  10. #19870
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Old school SimCity. Was lots of fun.
    . Maybe, but that doesn't ring a bell on my Apple IIe memories.

  11. #19871
    Wedding out of town this weekend. Oysters on the menu!
    Nothing incites bodily violence quicker than a Duke fan turning in your direction and saying 'scoreboard.'

  12. #19872
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Mary's Place
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    IMHO, having purchased a dryer recently, any dryer with a digital display and motherboard full of widgets and doohickeys is cool, but extremely expensive to repair when/if the time comes.

    Sometimes cheap and simple is the way to go for long term happiness.

    I like having a dryer I can fix myself.
    We just had a washing machine die a couple months back. (Kenmore, bought it when we moved into the Neighborhood of Make-Believe 20+ years ago). Nothing digital on it at all, just four selector dials for wash type, rinse type, water temp, and cycle timer. It was idiot proof and I think all we ever had to replace was the drive belt once.

    Well, they don't make them like that any more. We ended up with some type of Samsung with an LED display and more push buttons than a Boeing cockpit, most of which have labels that don't make any sense. Maybe I'll get used to it but I am not optimistic.
    "Quality is not an option!"

  13. #19873
    Anyone else severely inconvenienced by Google Sheets being down for several hours this morning?

  14. #19874
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Anyone else severely inconvenienced by Google Sheets being down for several hours this morning?
    Not I. They will still have a 99.9% uptime rate...

  15. #19875
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Not I. They will still have a 99.9% uptime rate...
    Frustrating when you are trying to do payroll and everyone uses Google Sheets for their timecards.

  16. #19876
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Frustrating when you are trying to do payroll and everyone uses Google Sheets for their timecards.
    Yes, understood. I was being facetious about the 99.9% uptime. The only time that matters is when you need to use it. They can be down up to 9 hours during the year and still claim a 99.9% uptime. If those 9 hours are when you need to do payroll the uptime claim is meaningless to you.

    I used to manage a 24/7 manufacturing line. Every minute not running was money lost. Invariably, the times we were down to fix equipment usually coincided with a customer calling in a rush order.

  17. #19877
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Seattle
    Quote Originally Posted by YmoBeThere View Post
    Yes, understood. I was being facetious about the 99.9% uptime. The only time that matters is when you need to use it. They can be down up to 9 hours during the year and still claim a 99.9% uptime. If those 9 hours are when you need to do payroll the uptime claim is meaningless to you.

    I used to manage a 24/7 manufacturing line. Every minute not running was money lost. Invariably, the times we were down to fix equipment usually coincided with a customer calling in a rush order.
    As someone who works on a software system in manufacturing, I can confirm this is how it always goes.

  18. #19878
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Winston-Salem
    Every time I shave my beard I instantly regret it.

    On a brighter note, new dryer should be in tomorrow. Went with the Maytag because I trust the opinion of the DBR.

  19. #19879
    Quote Originally Posted by mattman91 View Post
    Every time I shave my beard I instantly regret it.

    On a brighter note, new dryer should be in tomorrow. Went with the Maytag because I trust the opinion of the DBR.
    Don't grow one? That way there can be no shaving it off regrets later.

  20. #19880
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Greenville, SC
    Quote Originally Posted by luburch View Post
    As someone who works on a software system in manufacturing, I can confirm this is how it always goes.
    It has been proven by anecdotal evidence.

    The best way to assure 100% up time for something is to never need it.

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