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Good luck with your venture. I say just let the system(s) run and rack up a power bill thumb.gif

If only it were that easy. Our power here is just awful. It's not uncommon to shut off for no reason twice a week or more. Much more in the summer time. Luckily, I have afterburner at startup, but it always resets to default voltage and clocks after power out. My cards like to run at fairly high voltage default of 1.05 and 1.07, so I undervolt them while doing week long stretches of crunchin' so they stay cooler. Another thing that concerns me is anyone casually "bumping" the fan controller running my cpu cooler! Not to mention that the XYL enjoys web browsing by throwing caution to the wind and clicking on anything interesting that pops up. thumb.gif My electric bill actually doesn't run any higher with BOINC, as it is basically acting as a space heater for my office. Albeit a small one. 500-600 watts 24/7 is nothin. smile.gif
Being able to access my desktop on the road is going to be sooooo sweet. biggrin.gif No worries.
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Got a job offer today from a well known "national freight company" that utilizes brown uniforms and trucks
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IPS?  :P

Congrats on getting a job. In this economy, getting a job is a thing really worth celebrating! :D

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IPS?  tongue.gif


Congrats on getting a job. In this economy, getting a job is a thing really worth celebrating! biggrin.gif

Absolutely! Yeah.... Me and Doug about the same size XXL biggrin.gif. Was supposed to start Mon-Tues.... Not sure what's going on now. Bags packed and sitting by the door. smile.gif Still waitin' to hear when I'm supposed to start. Get me all excited, and leave me hangin'..... kind of like my first g.f.! LOL:D Here's a picture of me out in Nevada working on the Ruby line last year. Steeep terrain... Scary as all hell. And, one reason I love Bulldozers!
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looks cool. i wanna ride, lol. maybe even drive the dozer.
    
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I had a John Deere 750 j I hauled around this summer. It was a blast to drive. Easy to load and unload, too. I could load it, bind it down, and have my "wide load" signs out in about 20 minutes. But it wouldn't have been big enough for winchin' a loaded truck up a 50% grade.
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I had a John Deere 750 j I hauled around this summer. It was a blast to drive. Easy to load and unload, too. I could load it, bind it down, and have my "wide load" signs out in about 20 minutes. But it wouldn't have been big enough for winchin' a loaded truck up a 50% grade.

LOL! 50%!!! LOL!

I've hauled 80,000LBs up 12% grades in low gear and it barely made it with a 450 HP Cat C-15......

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post #17 of 26
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Those pics, I'm in a 460 mack, with 80' joints of heavywall pipe. About 85,000#. It requires a tow up the hill, and is a bit frightening when the dozer starts to slip....sometimes requires 2 D8's or a D10.
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post #18 of 26
I wouldn't be worried going up... I'd be afraid of going back down!

LOL!

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Actually, downhill is usually empty, so not near as scary. We did have one guy slip out of gear going down that hill loaded. 6 people got injured, he was trapped in what was left of the cab for 4 hours while they cut him out. Broken hip, broken leg, broken ankle, concussion, brain swelling.... was really bad. OSHA couldn't believe that no one was killed. It was a small miracle.


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I've seen so many big trucks wrecked it isn't funny... lost a couple drivers I knew personally too...

Truck driving, especially OTR 48 is a dangerous and sometimes very scary job. There are a LOT of stupid truck drivers out there, many have very bad attitudes and always looking for a fight. Some are children in adult wrappers...

Sigh... I don't drive trucks anymore for those reasons.... besides the fact most bigger companies treat drivers like numbers on a spreadsheet and screw them in many ways....

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