Top Five Youtube Working on Engines Cars Channels

Number one – Sam Crac

This guy is very entertaining. He is very good, especially with body panels and wheels and hubs. He often says that if he can do it, anyone can do it, and he does make some pretty neat repairs look easy. But he also buys a lot of salvage title cars, and approximately breaks even on the process. But if you need a car to drive, can take the time to find it and and fix it, and would really love to find exactly the cool car you have in mind, nobody on Youtube teaches you more about Copart and getting a car and getting it fixed.

Number two – D.I.Y Gang

Jose is out of our league. But if you are stuck at home right now, binge watch his Burnt Hellcat Rebuild. Jose never seems to sell anything. In fact, it looks like roughly five times more than his Youtube revenue gets spent on paint and rent. He must have a day job at a body shop, there is no doubt he can make a good living at wreck repairs. And if the Youtube covers his studio rental, he might figure he has a enough fun doing it that it is all worthwhile. This is also an excellent family channel. Jose tries really hard not to swear too much. And his wife knew about facemasks before we ever heard about a flu epidemic.

Number three – South Main Auto Repair

Now this is a serious guy. Unlike the first two guys, this guy actually fixes problems. A lot of problems in his Youtube series are really hairy, and it’s fun to watch a real mechanic, who tries to explain things also, go through the headscratching on real world car problems. If you just need to keep your car running, or your wife’s car (husband’s car?) then this is a great channel to watch. It is the most inspirational channel to watch when it comes to taking on a car problem.

Number 4 – Mustie

Mustie told me not to use his name, so I won’t. Mustie (not his real name) fixes the occasional car, but where he is really fun is with lawnmowers and blowers and tillers and trimmers. If it has a motor, Mustie has tried to fix it. In one video I watched, he was looking at an engine and it looked like a bolt had gotten loose and into the piston sleeve and scored the walls and he said “This isn’t worth fixing” but he kept working and I kept watching. Two cycle engines frustrate us all, but Mustie gets into a lot of them, and maybe will give us the courage to clean them up and get them running. One thing Mustie has, and I need, is an ultrasonic cleaner. Seems like he fixes a lot of carburetors, or at least gets the engine running better, by doing some spring cleaning where ever gas gets to the intake valve. Mustie is not only an inspiration, he is a cheapskate and has practiced social distancing since before it was cool.

Number 5 – Westen

Westen said it was OK to use his name, as long as I didn’t show his face. This is Diesel Heaven. Westen is a talented diesel mechanic, we’ve seen him tackle pickup trucks, a bulldozer, a Peterbilt and now he is putting a big honkin’ diesel engine into a Ford Mustang II body. Yup, the guy is insane, but not because he is trying to prove how crazy he is, it isn’t the narcissistic sort of dysfunction, no, it is truly the ranting of a problem individual. He even has his mom in one video. I am sure she would tell us that when Westen was born, she was standing up. Over concrete. On a ladder. And he came out head first. But Westen is another guy that makes it look easy, and he really enjoys his channel. Like Sam Crac, and unlike the other three guys, Westen totally puts his entire mess out there, not just his mechanic quirks, but every messy facet of someone that could spend hours talking to a cow.

Solving word puzzle games

Hanging Hyena is a fun web resource for word game solvers, cryptography tools, headline scramblers and a hangman helper. The website helps
you solve and create word puzzles. There are tools to unscramble words, calculate scrabble points, figure out boggle, and match patterns. They
even have tools to help with newspaper puzzles, 

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Arts Center Building Implosion

Two Midtown streets will be closed for a planned building implosion via @NorthsideNbr

Office building to be razed this weekend, making way for massive Midtown Union via @CurbedAtlanta

Miami Circle

Just 38 feet in circumference and made up of 24 holes or basins cut into the limestone bedrock in downtown Miami Florida is possible evidence of a henge dated 1500 to 2000 years old. Thought to be artifacts of the Tequesta Indians, or Keys Indians, the henge was uncovered in 1998. On the south side of the Miami River, on the eastern shore of the mainland between South Beach and the bridge to Key Biscayne, the site occupies prime real estate.

Archaeologists from Miami-Dade County’s Historic Preservation Division decided that the holes were used for support posts of a large round structure. They surmised the Tequesta Indians (who disappeared before the Seminoles migrated to Florida) were responsible. Developers posited that the circle was an old septic tank and that the holes were overflow drain holes. Ancient Alien theorists said the circles were a launching pad for a worldwide ancient race of stellar visitors.

Finally, the Miami Circle was designated the Brickell Point archaeological site. It sits on land once owned by William Brickell, a pioneer who ran an early trading post. The site has been studied finding two hundred other postholes cut in the limestone in addition to the ones forming the Miami Circle.

Aztec pyramids of Japan

Atlanta ERP

Companies outgrowing the three user limitations of the QuickBooks accounting package have found relief with the new QuickBooks enterprise version of the software, suitable with the proper host computer of serving the QuickBooks application to more than ten users. But companies have long known that richer pools of applications and the need for 25 to 50 online users drive facilities to look at the wider panoply of ERP and CRM applications on the market.

While commercial applications such as PeachTree Accounting, MAS-500 and even SAP/Baan provide new avenues for companies to explore extremely sophisticated functionality like absorption accounting support, departmental specializations, production planning through bills of material, bills of labor, and resource routings that allow capacity planning requirements to be evaluated, a number of new software licensing models have brought to market some powerful and cost effective solutions built on Jboss and JVM stacks integrating with Oracle Database.

[random_image]While Oracle licensing is too expensive for smaller enterprises, all of these new software solutions for complex enterprise resource and accounting control also interface to PostgresSql, a better choice for smaller companies. The Jboss/JVM stacks also generally provide client support for not only Microsoft Windows Computers but for Linux based computers like Ububtu and Fedora as well as Apple Mac computers. The advantage of this is the use of old but reliable computers on far flung edges of the manufacturing facility that are still capable of updating production schedules per completed runs and the like.

One compelling story out of Europe in the ERP front is the forking of the Compiere project and the startup of the ADempiere licensing path. Both projects allow hosting of the database on either PostgresSql or Oracle database servers and a rich set of enterprise planning and accounting functions.

Two drawbacks of these approaches are the European bias to the accounting rules, and the IT complexity of the required computing environment. Atlanta ERP users still interested in the open source model can still look toward an eastern United States company that offers a package called XTuple. With monthly online seminars, the XTuple option as an upgrade to QuickBooks is important to consider.

When cats domesticated humans

We know that canines were domesticated from wolves during a period from 40,000 to 10,000 years ago. Homo sapiens, or their traits (genes) began appearing hundreds of thousands of years ago, with 100,000 years ago being a point at which a strong population of real Homo sapiens is certainly found in the fossil and genetic record.[random_image]

Before Neanderthals died out around 40,000 years ago, they shared Africa and Europe with Homo sapiens. So around the time Homo sapiens achieved dominance, domestication of canines began. It is certain that by 10,000 years ago Homo sapiens had domesticated cattle, later goats and chickens. Around this time humans domesticated the bottle gourd and agriculture started to develop, especially in the fertile crescent.

10,000 years ago, sea levels were 33 feet lower than today. The Persian Gulf was less than half the size of today, with large areas suitable for farming. By 9,000 years ago grasses became used for food, maybe first grown to feed livestock, but developing into grains like rye, wheat and barley. Evidence exists of rye domestication 10,500 years ago.

As grains developed, there came a need to stockpile them. Grain storage brought rodents, and this attracted feline species including the near eastern wildcat.

Some of that cat population recognized the need to be nice to humans, so the supply of rodents would continue. Conversely, wishing to protect their children, human parents would kill off aggressive cats, or at least the cats that were aggressive towards humans.

So in a fashion similar to any other form of animal husbandry, Homo sapiens domesticated cats. But to this day, the cats think the opposite.

(We published this on June 3, and on June 19, Sarah Zhang at the Atlantic published How Cats Used Humans to Conquer the World – We recommend)