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(WFSB Connecticut)   If your 70-foot yacht caught fire and sunk off the coast of CT today, the mermaids will have to play their tiny violins for you, because the rest of us are busy driving 20 year old cars around with all the windows down because the AC is broken   (wfsb.com) divider line
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2021-08-13 8:31:33 PM  
*robert pattinson and willem defoe nearly kiss, then fisticuffs. then, the drinking again.*
 
2021-08-13 9:58:01 PM  
Hi, yeah, that's my Saturn you're talking about.
 
2021-08-13 9:59:33 PM  
Oh no, what a crying shame that some idiot's yacht burned down.  For the rest of you this is why you take fire extinguishers on boats.

Learn from the idiots while you laugh at them.
 
2021-08-13 10:00:59 PM  
We laugh at their misfortune, but the owner probably knows how to make this a profitable event.
 
2021-08-13 10:02:17 PM  
I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.
 
2021-08-13 10:04:24 PM  
If you can't fix your car you can't afford a car
 
2021-08-13 10:05:22 PM  

Theeng: Oh no, what a crying shame that some idiot's yacht burned down.  For the rest of you this is why you take fire extinguishers on boats.

Learn from the idiots while you laugh at them.


Don't you actually need a different fire extinguish for every type of fire
 
2021-08-13 10:05:35 PM  

SBinRR: We laugh at their misfortune, but the owner probably knows how to make this a profitable event.


Yeah, it's a shame that all the evidence of how the fire started went down with the ship.
A real shame.

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2021-08-13 10:07:44 PM  
Now, on a scale of 1 to the french revolution.....
 
2021-08-13 10:08:09 PM  

waxbeans: Theeng: Oh no, what a crying shame that some idiot's yacht burned down.  For the rest of you this is why you take fire extinguishers on boats.

Learn from the idiots while you laugh at them.

Don't you actually need a different fire extinguish for every type of fire


Most typical extinguishers cover multiple fire classifications.
 
2021-08-13 10:11:21 PM  
I find this ammusing, because the air conditioning on my...lets call it a late model german luxury car.....is fading fast and its just not a recharge or simple leak....and its "ehh, its late august, buy a few cans, dump it in, and its 2022 LineNoise's problem.
 
2021-08-13 10:17:46 PM  

gameshowhost: *robert pattinson and willem defoe nearly kiss, then fisticuffs. then, the drinking again.*


I understood that reference. The Lighthouse was one of the darkest most farked up psychological horror movies I've ever seen and I loved it. Definitely not for everyone
 
2021-08-13 10:18:15 PM  
Yo, yacht owner, I used to engineer and build high end yachts for a premier German shipyard back in the 80s. I can fix that shiat for you. I'll also drive myself, my crew and my tools (insert Spicoli joke here) in a '96 Ford E-150 with 400k miles (w/o a/c) over to your place.

/not even kidding about any of that
//then again, you couldn't afford me
 
2021-08-13 10:20:44 PM  
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2021-08-13 10:23:13 PM  

berylman: gameshowhost: *robert pattinson and willem defoe nearly kiss, then fisticuffs. then, the drinking again.*

I understood that reference. The Lighthouse was one of the darkest most farked up psychological horror movies I've ever seen and I loved it. Definitely not for everyone


I absolutely loved it. It was bizarre as shiat but damn.
 
2021-08-13 10:26:40 PM  
and a deep film, which is always nice, since most films that end up with a reasonable distribution treat viewers like they're idiots.

/i suppose if you want to make the most money, sure, do that
//do you want to make something that'll be remembered? be great? then take risk and make 'the lighthouse'
///i should've left that as 'the lighthose' because some typos are kinda funny but eh anyhow
 
2021-08-13 10:36:15 PM  
Under the sea, smoke rises in bubbles, and flames burn green and blue and black. I know, I know, oh, oh, oh
 
2021-08-13 10:37:22 PM  

SBinRR: We laugh at their misfortune, but the owner probably knows how to make this a profitable event.


And already has.
 
2021-08-13 10:44:05 PM  

August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.


Luxury! I drive a 2004 Toyota Corolla CE, with all hubcaps missing.
 
2021-08-13 11:00:53 PM  

waxbeans: Theeng: Oh no, what a crying shame that some idiot's yacht burned down.  For the rest of you this is why you take fire extinguishers on boats.

Learn from the idiots while you laugh at them.

Don't you actually need a different fire extinguish for every type of fire


Yes, for the high speed ferry I work we have all three types plus have complete a fire suppression unit for each of the engine rooms. Had an engine room fire two years ago and put that unit to work.  You don't want to be down there with a regular fire extinguisher because your have 20 seconds before it snuffs the life out of you when you pull that fire surpression lever.
We made it to the Staten Island NYFD dock from the lower bay flaming and it took three tries from them to fully put out the flames from the burning aluminum and other different electrical systems.
 
2021-08-13 11:32:09 PM  

August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.


I read your comment as the dog in your profile pic. Because it's funny imagining a yellow lab getting super aggressive while driving.

/my yellow lab thinks he's tough, but he just sounds loud.
//he's 72 lbs, and deathly afraid of our 8.5 lbs cat. Like, won't even walk around a corner if he thinks the cats there.
///God forbid you're a little old lady walking on the street, though, you'll hear about it.
 
2021-08-13 11:32:49 PM  

waxbeans: If you can't fix your car you can't afford a car


Thanks, grandpa.

/Can I have a butterscotch?
 
2021-08-13 11:36:16 PM  
Lol my 20 year old car didn't have air conditioning to begin with. 500euros tho not gonna complain. We call it the Daewhoopty
 
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2021-08-13 11:42:40 PM  
The A/C in my '01 Corolla works fine, thanks.  I just don't use it much 'cause I prefer driving with the windows open.

/Armstrong power windows and door locks FTW
 
2021-08-13 11:51:30 PM  

August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.


I had a 2000 Mazda until last year when it started to leak oil into the spark plugs. I bought it after graduating college for $5k cash, and drove it for nearly 15 years. AC worked great, and the heat was amazing in the winter. It really was in pretty good shape, but not good enough to spend money to replace engine gasket.
 
2021-08-13 11:57:18 PM  

LineNoise: I find this ammusing, because the air conditioning on my...lets call it a late model german luxury car.....is fading fast and its just not a recharge or simple leak....and its "ehh, its late august, buy a few cans, dump it in, and its 2022 LineNoise's problem.


Just changing the cabin filter can do wonders for your air conditioning.
 
2021-08-13 11:59:39 PM  
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2021-08-14 12:34:49 AM  

Nosatril: waxbeans: Theeng: Oh no, what a crying shame that some idiot's yacht burned down.  For the rest of you this is why you take fire extinguishers on boats.

Learn from the idiots while you laugh at them.

Don't you actually need a different fire extinguish for every type of fire

Most typical extinguishers cover multiple fire classifications.


Honestly for most small/household fires you're good with CO2, just familiarize yourself on how to use it and you'll be fine.  It should have a grip behind the nozzle, KEEP YOU HANDS ON THE GRIP, if you grab the nozzle there's a solid chance you'll freeze your fingers from the nozzle getting super cold as the CO2 goes out.


If you have just like a fabric/paper/dry goods fire, water is fine to use if you don't mind some water damage.  For kitchen grease fires, first try if you can to put the lid on the pan or pot currently on fire, if that can't be done try to use short bursts of CO2 to kill the fire after killing the heat to the grease (if you don't have a foam extinguisher, if you do for god's sake use it) Electrical fires use CO2, ideally kill power to the area using a breaker and above all else with fire be ready to get out and keep your head out of the smoke.


Oh, and make sure you understand how to use the extinguisher and it's recent enough to still reliably work.


https://blog.koorsen.com/how-to-use-a-fire-extinguisher-the-pass-method is a pretty good source of info I found for laypeople like me.

The problem with CO2 is that it doesn't leave anything to prevent the fire from reflash once the CO2 goes away, so ideally you'd have something like a foam extinguisher for any liquid fires
 
2021-08-14 12:57:12 AM  
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2021-08-14 1:16:41 AM  
I'm  getting a kick out of the headline because I have a 20 year old car with a broken air conditioner.

I really do wish I could have rolled one of the windows up last month when I got caught driving in the worst thunderstorm I've seen all year.

It needs other repairs besides the window too so I see no point in fixing that when it's hot outside.  Come wintertime I'm either getting the window fixed or buying a different car.

I've been keeping an eye on the Mount Prospect city police auction website for a good deal on a retired police car.
 
2021-08-14 2:08:32 AM  
I don't know if it caused the fire but something hit that yacht pretty hard on the port side aft; there's another boat with damage somewhere.
 
2021-08-14 8:19:35 AM  

urethra_franklin: August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.

I read your comment as the dog in your profile pic. Because it's funny imagining a yellow lab getting super aggressive while driving.

/my yellow lab thinks he's tough, but he just sounds loud.
//he's 72 lbs, and deathly afraid of our 8.5 lbs cat. Like, won't even walk around a corner if he thinks the cats there.
///God forbid you're a little old lady walking on the street, though, you'll hear about it.


It is funny. Although the dog pictured is the sweetest soul I have ever met. He would be a menace on the road, getting out at intersections to check on everyone to make sure they are happy and having as much fun driving as he is.
 
2021-08-14 8:42:11 AM  
Ascot Dinglebury IV was quoted as saying "Just wait til the boys at the Yale Club hear about this!"
 
2021-08-14 9:02:11 AM  

Sir Paul: August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.

Luxury! I drive a 2004 Toyota Corolla CE, with all hubcaps missing.


DECADENCE! I drive a '75 Celica with roll-up windows
 
2021-08-14 10:01:27 AM  

LineNoise: I find this ammusing, because the air conditioning on my...lets call it a late model german luxury car.....is fading fast and its just not a recharge or simple leak....and its "ehh, its late august, buy a few cans, dump it in, and its 2022 LineNoise's problem.


I have a (literal) fleet of euro cars. The late model one(Audi A8), had an issue with the AC recently. It turned out to be a switch that detects low refrigerant. It was cheap and easy to replace. With these cars, I've learned it's vital to work on them yourself lest your wallet becomes lighter!
 
2021-08-14 10:33:30 AM  
3 windows work. My driver window only goes down far enough to toss a cigarette butt into the dry brush near the road or into the fuel truck behind me with fuel leaking out.
 
2021-08-14 5:21:07 PM  

Bslim: Sir Paul: August11: I drove a 2006 Jeep Cherokee around town today, dealing with different chores. Air conditioning hasn't worked since 2013 or so. So I keep a Ryobi fan on the passenger seat. Cordless. Keeps me from murdering.

Luxury! I drive a 2004 Toyota Corolla CE, with all hubcaps missing.

DECADENCE! I drive a '75 Celica with roll-up windows


I have a '82 Celica GT with the big cassette, radio, and equalizer built in all over the dash, swan emblem and all. The daily driver is 13 years old, totaled by hail, and yet I feel like royalty because everything works and the stereo is fantastic.

It's all about expectations and gratitude.
 
2021-08-14 5:54:06 PM  

Jeff5: I don't know if it caused the fire but something hit that yacht pretty hard on the port side aft; there's another boat with damage somewhere.


I see a possible smoke line. I don't see physical damage like an impact on the white surfaces.
 
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