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  1. That looks very nice. May have to start looking for a scheme I like.
  2. Well, it may or may not help. California passed a couple of laws last year that allow for an utility company to pass any settlements from lawsuits onto their customers so in essence if you sue them then everyone's rates will just go up to cover it. Very sad. I can understand in why they passed it as they don't want companies to go bankrupt or have one giant lawsuit that would ultimately wipe the company out leaving thousands without utilities. On the other hand, they also filed bankruptcy. That all depends on how the federal government handles their case and what type. There is the possibility that they won't be dissolved and are able to wipe the settlement off the books. There is also the possibility that the settlement money will go directly to the insurance companies instead of to the individual. Basically, what I am trying to get at is that I wouldn't celebrate any victory until Paul or anyone there has a nice fat check in their hands without any strings attached to it.
  3. The older you get the worse your immune system is so yes age has a lot to do with it. Also if you have never had the chx pox or have had that vaccine, your odds of getting it are super slim. Once you have had the chx pox it stays in you with your immune system keeping it ever so slightly at bay. All it takes is something to cause your immune system to weaken. I had shingles at 37. The new vaccine (Shingrex) is around $275 a shot and you need two which is also why it isn't given out like candy.
  4. Not necessarily. Many countries have started placing limits on bank transactions especially those surrounding internet sales like using PayPal. Some countries have just outright banned PayPal all together. However, most of those that limit bank transactions still allow debit/credit transactions. You can either preload your PayPal or use your debit /credit card to pay. I have often used a card on WnW through PayPal and have never once had to notify my bank. The error on their website comes from trying to use a direct checking or savings account.
  5. I had somehow missed this. Is there anyway to still get one?
  6. I have met a few people on here and done several exchanges with others so this isn't too far off the beaten path. Two weeks ago I basically dropped off the map. I had thought that the appointment for my daughter would be routine and we would just be going back in a week or two. The appt turned into a need for an MRI so down to the ER we went so we could get it done fairly quickly. The MRI coupled with a very high BP turned into an emergency surgery for an EVD. That necessitated another full sedation MRI on Saturday. That tumbled into a craniotomy for a biopsy and permanent shunt. A little over a week and a half later we have a diagnosis of MBEN which is Medulloblastoma. It is the Sonic Hedgehog version. Yes, it is named after the video game. Right now my wife and I are in discussions with St Judes on how to proceed from here. We have been on a huge roller-coaster ride. At one point we thought we were just going to have a few weeks or months left to where we are now with possibly a 50% or greater chance with chemo for survival over five years. I am certain there will be bad moments as well as good ones over the coming weeks and months. If we start chemo, we should know after two cycles if it is working and if she is tolerating it. We keep telling ourselves about the side effects but also that kids are resilient. Our daughter's quality of life takes precedence though. I wish I had a crystal ball. This forum and the hobby as a whole has been a source of great enjoyment for me over the years. It's a great escape at times so I will be on and off here at times. If I reply or message someone and then disappear for a bit, this is why. Luckily my daughter is also my boss as I get to be a stay at home father. This isn't how I had hope to spend her first years, but she has been such an influence on both of us, I am determined to enjoy it as well as provide as much enjoyment as possible for her. If anyone wants to follow along and get updates, we created a Facebook page. It is impossible to answer every text, call, and email so we figured this would be the best communication method for everyone. We also can share schedules and pictures. It is called "WylieRae's Love". https://facebook.com/groups/370951637189652?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group_comment It is closed so if you request to join, just put LSP for the answer to the question. I know we don't often use our names as our screen name on here.
  7. I would be tempted to do one with an X-15 to take down to the museum near here. Now if it was a B-29, I would already commit.
  8. That would do nothing as that much tubing would cause too much static pressure for any hobby booth to overcome including something like the Ace Peacemaker. 15 feet total length without any bends in non-corrugated ducting is about the limit without using booster fans along the way.
  9. If there is a dryer vent that isn't being used, you can use it. You can also vent up and out an eave. Beyond that, there are no options for non-ventilated systems outside of using a water/charcoal bath. There isn't much if anything that would be strong enough for that type of system on the hobby market. As far as the solvent warnings, you can only use flammable paints with squirrel cage fan or a type with sealed bushings. Otherwise you risk ignition.
  10. They are manufactured in Taiwan. It is possible that some of the early airbrushes had faults, but since they changed some of the line up, like I stated before, I haven't seen a single issue. I don't know how it could really be possible for the needle to misaligned considering how the tip seats. As for the comment to Mel, like I had stated, a vast majority of the airbrushes out there are copies of each other. Very few are "original" so it really comes down to quality. I have seen even a cheap Harbor Freight do very well if it is stripped down, cleaned, and any imperfections corrected.
  11. I know with these questions you get everyone's favorite as a suggestion which is fine as most airbrushes are either direct copies of others or so radically different that you either hate or love them. My concern though is that you mentioned quality issues with Grex. I am curious if you have seen this first hand or just read that online. I own five of their airbrushes and have yet to come across any quality issue. If there ever is an issue, you can send it to them to fix which they will gladly do. I absolutely love my Grex brushes as they have so many options and most of the parts are interchangeable between. I have yet to come across anywhere else that you can go from a 0.2mm nozzle up to 0.7 in the same brush within seconds. The only restrictive one is the single action short which isn't sold anymore, I don't think. I have others. I have always used Badger and gotten at least one during their annual sale. They have such a variety as well but nothing is interchangeable. Regardless, you need something you can hold in your hand comfortably. Beyond that the only thing that matters is quality. Everything else is self learning like how to thin, controlling air, and diagnosing the spray patterns.
  12. As much as there is a market for printing white for the home hobbyist and even many small businesses, I have been puzzled why no one has bothered to really try and step in to make something other than OKI.
  13. 11 pages. Last time WnW announced something big it went over 40 and it still isn't even out. Let's shoot for 50, because why not argue of speculation and nonesuch.
  14. It isn't a collaboration. If you compare both there are several pieces that WnW decided to simplify or integrate into others whereas CSM has not. There is also some detail in areas that CSM has decided not to do. It'll come down to fit and which versions as WnW also appears to offer a little bit of options.
  15. The struts on the D1 appear to the be the same length. The C1 has the longer rear strut. However, it is impossible to tell from that drawing. I sincerely hope that it isn't the D1. I would rather have CSM have their share and WnW do the C1.
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