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Old 08-10-2014, 01:20 PM   #6651
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hopefully people won't be using those to steal rims/tires with locknuts on them
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Well I doubt the socket can fit into bolt / nut wheel of expensive rims. I think you can probably use them on cheap steel wheels.

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I don't know whether I see that design of socket working too well.

In a lot of situations it seems like it would be difficult to get the slotted screw tight. It's also massive and wouldn't fit in a lot places.

With the number of designs of rounded bolt removers, I'll stick with the proven designs/techniques of vice grips, smaller sockets, hammer/chisel, twist sockets, nut splitters, and ensuring the socket is loose (because it being seized is likely the reason it stripped).
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Slot design is awful. Robertson, Torx, or Hex would've been a way better way to go.

Also interesting that he uses a channel-lock to tighten it in the demo video, which indicates to me that:

1) The slot design is a known issue already.
2) They should've used a hex head, which would've allowed you to tighten your socket with a socket (insert Xzibit meme here) or a crescent wrench.
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First it was the opening of the Powell Street Overpass, now the Still Creek whatever is now open. Now I don't have to fight that crappy traffic at Lougheed and Willingdon to get home from Costco. Only one light from Costco to Douglas.
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Slot design is awful. Robertson, Torx, or Hex would've been a way better way to go.

Also interesting that he uses a channel-lock to tighten it in the demo video, which indicates to me that:

1) The slot design is a known issue already.
2) They should've used a hex head, which would've allowed you to tighten your socket with a socket (insert Xzibit meme here) or a crescent wrench.
Hex is not that great. Neither is Robertson. Torx, yes.
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Jeremy, Richard and James from Top Gear did some voice work (as themselves) for the Disney TV Sshow Phineas and Ferb. P& F is a good show on it's own but with the TG boys thrown in it's a pretty funny episode.

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Hex is not that great. Neither is Robertson. Torx, yes.
Both are a million times better than slot. You can't torque slot at all and the driver slips out easily.
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Both are a million times better than slot. You can't torque slot at all and the driver slips out easily.
Absolutely........ having said that, though, most wood screws used to be all slotted. We're talking 30+ years back. One had no choice but to be good with a slotted screwdriver. A good screwdriver, properly made and tipped was a must. Then came the Robertson, a Canadian invention. Along with philips, frearson, torx, and others, it made slotted head screws a thing of the past. In any case, the right size screwdriver is ever so important.
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that's why you wear comfy basketball style shorts with no underwear in the summer and its beyond comfy!!
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In case some of you did not know, this Thursday is Miracle Treat Day at Dairy Queen.

Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day

Why not buy a blizzard for yourself, gf, bf, bff, mother, father, daughter, etc? It's for a good cause.
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“The three buses offering this service are: 8125, 9258, 9266,” TransLink said in a statement.

The transit provider said the buses will be tasked to the 99 B-Line on Broadway, 351 White Rock-Richmond route and the 555 express at Braid-Carvolth route.

All the buses are also covered with large Telus-brand advertising for easy identification.

“The current contract is for six months with the option to end the agreement at any time or to extend it another six months for a total of one year,” said TransLink, adding there are “no plans” to expand the service right now.

Telus spokeswoman Liz Sauve said there’s a social media “scavenger” challenge with two Samsung tablets up for grabs as part of the launch.

The contest runs until Sunday.

“All people have to do, if they’re on Twitter, is snap the photo of the bus on the road and tweet it using the hashtag #TelusWiFiBus,” she said.

To connect to the WiFi, riders simply select “TelusWiFi,” and follow the prompts on a webpage that will pop up, said Sauve.

TransLink said the reason it’s doing the program is to “improve the customer experience on transit” and to find new funding through advertising.

Advertising revenue has steadily been increasing for TransLink, totalling $9.3 million last year, up from $8.1 million in 2011, the authority said.

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The 555......... in Japanese 5 is read, go!

Go, Go, Go.............. to Walnut Grove!

On a side note, Wednesday is Pirate Pak Day. The one time in the year you have good excuse to order a Pirate Pack and not feel like poo, LOL.

https://www.whitespot.ca/piratepakday

Hey, I get kids meal at McD's now and then when nobody is with me..........

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Hey, I just got e-mail telling me I won the Spanish Lottery, LOL. Loteria Espaņa.

915 thousand Euros..............

I'm richer than I thought. Okay, with the money, I'm gonna buy out Captain Happy Bubble and relocate it to a much better location.
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you can if people use those stupidly long lug nuts.
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Somewhere lost in the headlines today with the suicide of RW and all, is the passing away of a legendary actress. Lauren Bacall. Such a hottie and an equally sharp wit.
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^^ GF spotted you and your wife at Costco.

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Well this is pretty messed up, some guy randomly stabbed someone with a needle near Metrotown

Burnaby woman randomly stabbed in the leg with needle | News1130

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BURNABY (NEWS1130) – Burnaby RCMP are asking for your help to find the person involved in what police are calling an unprovoked assault that happened last Friday morning.

Just before 10:30 a.m. a woman was walking eastbound on the south side of Kingsway and was stopped at a light at McKay Avenue when a man, standing next to her, stabbed her in the leg with a needle. There was something in the syringe, but that information isn’t being released right now.

She was treated in the hospital and released soon after.

“While the nature of this incident is a significant concern for police, it is also highly unusual. As of today, we’ve had no other reported incidents,” says Inspector Bob Page. “The suspect’s description stands out and we remain hopeful that someone will identify him. That’s why we are urging the public to share the suspect’s description with your families and friends.”

The suspect is described as a dark-skinned man with dyed, short blond hair. He’s about 35-years-old and 5’7″ tall. He was wearing a light blue tank top, dark jeans and was carrying three shopping bags.

If you know anything about this case or were in the area at the time, you are asked to call Burnaby RCMP at 604.294.7922 or CrimeStoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).
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lol i didn't even know such a religion existed
I say let him, if he wants to have a pasta strainer on his dl why the fuck not
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CP Rail rolled in and started clearing stuff along the Arbutus Corridor. Freeloaders upset.


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Community gardeners in Marpole found out Thursday CP is completely serious about clearing the Arbutus Corridor to use as a railway track again.

A bulldozer ripped up structures, gardens and fencing near West 70th Ave., leaving piles of wood, roots and dead flowers.

Parker Cook lives in Marpole and says while CP has the right to clear its land, it could have waited until the harvest was over.

“It looks like a hurricane went through there, frankly. It’s amazing how much work people had put in them.”

Cook scoffs at the message from CP that the railway needs additional rail for training and storage, calling it “a load of BS.”

Maria says her seven-year-old garden full of herbs and vegetables was destroyed, but she says she can’t complain because she didn’t pay for it. “That is not mine, it’s okay. I had a good time, exercise.”

Deanna Rexe, who lives in a housing co-op beside the track, says the July 31 deadline came and went, but on Thursday, the heavy equipment and CP police officers appeared.

Rexe and others who have gardens along the line were told by police that they had 20 minutes to clear out.

“That’s why we’re working in a hurry to harvest, and to save the flowers so we can move them elsewhere in the property,” she said as she uprooted plants in her garden.

Sarah Myambo has been growing vegetables for 25 years on her garden plot and watched as the heavy equipment rolled into the area.

“I can’t even cry. I have no tears,” she said. “I just cannot believe it.”

CP told residents in a recent letter that contractors will be making their way along the corridor, identifying needed track improvements and removing items throughout August and September.

“CP is doing what it said it would do; complete the necessary work, which includes the safe removal of vegetation and obstructions, to begin to get the track and infrastructure in the area up to federal operating standards,” spokeswoman Breanne Feigel said in an email.

“We approached the work today carefully and were respectful to our neighbours along this corridor. CP Police and other officials were on the property today to ensure public safety as machinery was being used.”

The company also said on its website that for many years, it has been involved in conversations to convert the Arbutus Corridor for a number of combined public uses, such as “a greenway, public transportation, community gardens and eco-density development.”

“Despite our efforts, the company and other parties have been unable to achieve a plan for the disposition of this valuable asset,” it said.

“As such, we are moving forward with upgrading this rail line to ensure it meets the regulated safety requirements for our operations.”

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson wasn’t available for an interview, but said in an emailed statement, “It’s very disappointing, given there is no business case for reactivating cargo trains. We’ve asked CP to respect the wishes of the local neighbourhood, and to continue to work with the city towards a long-term solution.”

In late July, Robertson sent a letter to Canadian Pacific CEO Hunter Harrison, noting the city disagrees with the company on a fair market value for the land. He also asked the company to not remove community gardens along the rail line.

“In fairness to the residents along the corridor, over the last 14 years there have been no trains, minimal upkeep and little to no interest in this greenway from CP,” the letter said.

“No one disputes CP’s legal rights; however, the very short notice given for removal of any and all encroaching uses has created a huge amount of anxiety, especially given the many years these uses have been allowed and not objected to by CP.”
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