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by Tups
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I just got a $185k loan for an apartment. The bank offered to somehow put it on my account to wait for the contract signing. After seeing an Audi RS6 today (with two child seats!), I decided I'd rather have the bank send the money directly to the seller's bank. I'm so bad with temptations... :>
by Tups
Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Winter Driving
Replies: 27
Views: 4917

Re: Winter Driving

Considering that it's possible to launch pretty much any car on second gear, I would just forget shifting to first in such situation unless the car comes to a complete stop.
by Tups
Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rope-Pusher wrote:How soon would you be moving in?
Not anytime soon. He just called that the apartment he was going to buy was sold, so he can't sell his current place yet.
by Tups
Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:55 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

My coworker is offering his 430 sqft flat for sale: first floor, one bedroom and combined kitchen/living room, own sauna, small terrace and separate storage room. It's in a price-regulated housing project built in 2012, so it's cheaper than what the same would cost in free market. So, next week I'm ...
by Tups
Thu Nov 10, 2016 2:31 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Hey, how about them Politics? Can't talk - having a crisis meeting where everyone is crying because Trump is a muslim and the antichrist, and it's the end of the world as we know it... In other news, thanks to the global warming being a hoax invented by the Chinese, the ST is buried in a huge pile ...
by Tups
Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What happened to this place?
Replies: 67
Views: 12372

Re: What happened to this place?

I'm having motivational issues and a Ford ASBO, so I haven't been around on the forum that much. I burp up something on the IRC channel from time to time, though.
by Tups
Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Yes, we do get ice. Helsinki, which lies on the southern coast of Finland, is about as far north as Anchorage. You can use studless winter tires ("friction tires", as we call them) or all-season tires as well, but you have to use winter-rated tires with a tread depth of at least 3 mm between 1st of ...
by Tups
Wed Dec 09, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

3rd in a row? No....last two winters were hell in michigan at least. I know. If I recall correctly, last year the industries around the Great Lakes lost hundreds of millions of dollars because of ice whereas in the Baltic Sea, which has the largest combined fleet of icebreakers in the world to guar...
by Tups
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Do you suppose it's a little early to call winter off? Probably and quite likely. However, long-term predictions are leaning towards a very mild winter, the third one in the row. I'm really looking forward to the discussion in the media during the spring as our new $150 million icebreaker is nearin...
by Tups
Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

One of my winter tires seems to be leaking. There's still some tread and studs left, and I can't afford a new set, but since the winter seems to be cancelled anyway, I guess I'm fine with topping it up once in a while. Nevertheless, I could have done without this issue as well. The car's turning out...
by Tups
Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Yeah, should've rotated after 5,000 km. Curse the laziness...

The other car needs attention as well. It has only one button - the rear window heater switch - and it has broken down. Finding a replacement is easier said than done, but luckily there's a company that stocks spares for old Fords.
by Tups
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I just finished changing winter tires (17" rims, boo, hiss) to the Focus. There was no need to mark which tires have been in the front and which ones in the back - there was 3-4 mm difference in tread depth. I guess next spring I have to break my "better tires go to the back" tradition and drive a b...
by Tups
Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:53 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Spare me the Excuses!
Replies: 22
Views: 3590

Re: Spare me the Excuses!

The ST doesn't have a spare tire - there's no space under the trunk. Last summer, when I drove to Norway and back, I took one of my winter tires as a spare just in case.
by Tups
Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Few shots of my 3600-kilometre camping trip to Tromsö in northern Norway, far above the Arctic circle. At one point, I accidentally drove my ST to Sweden. It's not that often that you get to say that... http://koti.kapsi.fi/tromu/forum/trom1.jpg http://koti.kapsi.fi/tromu/forum/trom2.jpg http://koti...
by Tups
Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1268098

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Congratulations!

Hnngggh... Still one and a half weeks until my four-week paid summer holiday begins. I guess after two weeks I start waiting for the holiday to be over and regular working life to continue...