Harry P.

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Rob, I know you're in the tech industry and think all of these gadgets are necessary. I get your viewpoiint.
    But my question is simple: Why do you need to use your ipod while you drive?
    Why not just focus on the job at hand (piloting a 2500 pound car through traffic) and play with your gadgets when you are at home?
  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    Now that I have the front fenders, running boards, and cowl/firewall permanently installed, I can go ahead and build the doors. The hard part (fitting the floorboard to the chassis, fitting the fenders and cowl, and building the rear structure to replace the kit "sheet metal") is finished. Now I have solid reference points on which to base the doors. Now that the rear side walls of the body are in place, and the cowl has been permanently mounted, and the position of the front seat bulkhead and door posts has been established, I know exactly where my door openings are, and can proceed accordingly.
  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic deleted   

    How about instead of telling the moderators to clean up your mess, you just act like an adult instead of a spoiled 12 year old, and not create the mess in the first place?
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    But if all those silly gadgets weren't there in the first place, we wouldn't have the problem of dimwit drivers paying more attention to their gadgets than to their driving.
    It's illegal to have a TV screen within the driver's view. Why isn't it illegal to have that 7 inch "infotainment" screen in the driver's view? Isn't that just as distracting (if not more so) than a TV?
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1/8 scale woody   

    I added a wooden frame around the cowl and windshield.
    On the inside, I used stain to paint the "burled wood" detail on the dash. I also added the upholstered kick panels...

  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I agree with Lee... all the electronic gadgets they're putting in cars now amount to more distracted drivers on the road. And let's face it, there are more than enough lousy drivers on the road already. Do we really want them to pay even less attention to what they're doing and more attention to their "synced" ipod? Seriously?
    The whole tech fad is getting out of hand. Lots of manufacturers load up the cars with gadgets not because we need them, but because they are selling points for tech-hungry consumers. When I went to look at the new Mustangs at my Ford dealer, what was the first thing the salesman talked about? The new IRS? The new 6-speed? The new Eco-Boost engine? The improved HP/torque numbers?
    No. His selling points were the pushbutton start and all the gadgets and doodads.
    I told him I had no interest whatsoever in the magic devices in the dash, and would probably never use any of them. He couldn't believe it. He must have thought I was Amish or something! 
    When did we become a society that "needs" a boatload of gadgetry loaded into their cars?  
  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic Ford T-model 1912 (Union 1/16)   

    Very nicely done!
    I love the "toilet seat" in back. Perfect place to park the mother-in-law! 
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Doesn't help me. I use Mac.
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic Next up from Moebius ?   

    If anyone will do a Tucker kit, my money is on Moebius. 
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    When I hit "Quote" and then try to delete all of the quotes I don't want to quote, my message window just disappears.

    Sooooooo....... anybody out there who can tell me how to get rid of that "Upcoming Events/birthdays" column on the right side of the home page?
    And again, my separate post has been merged into my previous post. 
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    No, we are having a major case of being pissed off.
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I have no use for any "infotainment system" in my car. No need to link a phone to my car. No need to connect an ipod to my car. None of that nonsense. All I want is when I turn the key, the car starts, runs well, handles well, gets decent mileage, and has decent handling/acceleration.
    Does that make me "old fashioned?" I guess so. But all of this techno-crap they're loading onto cars these days seems awfully silly to me. I know I'm in the minority with that opinion, but whatever...
    Another thing that's driving me crazy is how the quote feature here works now. You can't just quote one post, it seems like every time I quote someone, I get a whole string of quotes in my reply, whether I want them or not.
    And also... why did my post about the quote feature appear in my previous post and not as a new post?
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    Still have no clue. What is "Sync?" Car connected to the internet?
    BTW... can anyone tell me how to get rid of the upcoming events/birthday column on the home page? Used to be I could click that on and off. I see no way now of getting rid of it.
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I have no idea what that even means.
  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic What Irked You Today?   

    I'm so tired of software "upgrades" that don't make things any better, just different.
    Every time they upgrade Photoshop or Indesign or any other graphics software (the stuff I use every day), they move stuff around for no apparent reason. A function that used to be here is now there, for no reason I can see other than software engineers changing things as a justification for keeping their jobs. The function worked perfectly well when it was here... why did they have to move it to there? Now I have to relearn where everything is, for no good reason other than change for the sake of change.
    I get the same feeling here with this new "upgrade." Functions that used to work well are now gone. Used to be that I could see who was in a particular forum area by scrolling to the bottom and seeing a list of who was looking at that area. Gone. Used to be I could see how many warning points a member has right under his avatar. Useful for moderators. Gone. There used to be a link at the bottom of the page to the forum rules. Gone. When I click on the Gallery link, I don't see photos, I see black boxes.
    Things that I knew how to do, suddenly I can't do them anymore. The site doesn't display correctly in my Firefox or Chrome (both are the latest versions). And I can't figure out how to get rid of that damn calendar/birthday column.
    I've had it.