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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:32 PM
Replies: 157
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Posted By Bob Shiftright
No, that's not what I wrote. The new...

No, that's not what I wrote.

The new "pending" status of the guidelines is the "new and improved" website "help" from the CDC.

I have been complaining that the old, guidelines were inadequate...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 355
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If you drove from the Canadian border to NYC (New...

If you drove from the Canadian border to NYC (New York City) in 5 minutes, the cop must have given you a big break by writing you up for only 82.

(I'd just pay the fine and have the ticket...
Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 05:59 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
They will be "blamed" so long as they are unable...

They will be "blamed" so long as they are unable to fix the problems.

CDC has at last revised "Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)" guidelines for Ebola caregivers from the earlier...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-15-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,796
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Air-cooled 911. The sound is like nothing else.

Air-cooled 911. The sound is like nothing else.
Forum: Off-Topic 10-15-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ebola can, it seems, be spread by droplets but is...

Ebola can, it seems, be spread by droplets but is not generally considered to be an airborne disease.

The distinction is probably an academic one for doctors and nurses who are taking care of the...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-13-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Ebola Reston was definitely transmitted without...

Ebola Reston was definitely transmitted without direct contact.

The flu doesn't have a fatality rate of between 50% and 90%.



True that. Should be. The virus may remain active on surfaces...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-12-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Right, blame the nurse! There couldn't...

Right, blame the nurse!

There couldn't possibly be any flaws in the recommended Ebola hospital control protocols, because ... (?)

From the CDC regarding rate of spread in Liberia and Sierra...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-12-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Texas healthcare worker tests positive

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/12/health/ebola/index.html
Forum: Off-Topic 10-11-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
If the Ebola epidemic continues to spread, I'm...

If the Ebola epidemic continues to spread, I'm not sure that the primary impacted market would be real estate and I'm not sure that the impact would have to be a crash.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Are the F3x side airbags in the seats or in the...

Are the F3x side airbags in the seats or in the door panels? One issue with custom seat covers in the litigious USA is that seat side airbags require side seams on the seat back that will pop open...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-11-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bob Shiftright
PNs for Alcantara and cloth seat and headrest...

PNs for Alcantara and cloth seat and headrest covers and door panels are listed in the F3x online BMW parts catalogs. You can buy an Alcantara or cloth interior for your BMW. However, BMW won't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-11-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I think this is (or was) an actual BMW factory...

I think this is (or was) an actual BMW factory option*.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=469303&d=1413027537


*Heckler & Koch MP5 (Maschinenpistole 5) usually not...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 10-10-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,217
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Any possibility of ordering the alcantara/cloth interior?

The E46 ZHP base interior was Alcantara, and the E46 M3 and E90 M3 were available with Alcantara/leather seats IIRC. But the last time I heard of someone successfully ordering a cloth interior on a...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-08-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bob Shiftright
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAx2jtr3K8 ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nAx2jtr3K8

We have a couple of Odysseys, an '01 and an '05. My wife's DD is an '05 that she insists on keeping until the wheels fall off because she doesn't like...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-06-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 843
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Is that really the case? Why would one lose...

Is that really the case? Why would one lose anything as a retired doctor, dentist or lawyer? My assumption would be that a recently retired doctor has been successful enough during his/her career...
Forum: Off-Topic 10-05-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 4,458
Posted By Bob Shiftright
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?at...

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=468142&d=1412508268

When I read "The Hot Zone" (many years ago), Ebola scared the willies out of me.

The history of the facility in...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 740
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Variable left out of the equation - miles driven....

Variable left out of the equation - miles driven.

IIHS data finds the Porsche 911 Cabriolet is one of the very safest cars on the road, as far as injuries and fatalities. Size does matter in an...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-03-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By Bob Shiftright
No manual Macans here in the US from everything I...

No manual Macans here in the US from everything I read.

Random versions of the Cayenne -- base V6 and top-of-the-line GTS come to mind -- have been available with manual transmissions over the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By Bob Shiftright
No more manuals. Which is a shame because one...

No more manuals. Which is a shame because one thing Volvo did well was manuals. (Seats and station wagons were the other things Volvo did well. Since the Chinese purchased the company they aren't...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 10-02-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 701
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's my big question, too. If you find one,...

That's my big question, too. If you find one, please tell.... as near as I can tell, there are less than a handful of MT wagons still sold.

Subaru, VW, Mazda, ?



I wouldn't bank on any...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,239
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I have sets of mounted winter tires for the BMW,...

I have sets of mounted winter tires for the BMW, my old beater Volvo and my daughter's Honda. Not my wife's car -- she worked for the gov't and they would shut down until just about every snowflake...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-18-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,308
Posted By Bob Shiftright
Nice! And definitely rare. Only a couple hundred...

Nice! And definitely rare. Only a couple hundred ZSP 6-speed wagons imported each year. And BMW USA will no longer sell you a new 6-speed wagon.

(But Alpine white is the fastest color :D.)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-16-2014, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I would think selling just about anything with...

I would think selling just about anything with 80,000 miles on it for $19k would be a tough sell.

With a budget of $19k, a buyer has the option of buying a brand-new Toyota, Honda or Hyundai with...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-14-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By Bob Shiftright
I considered the 535iT when shopping. The price,...

I considered the 535iT when shopping. The price, equipped the way I would have wanted it, was up in the silly zone. For something that is, after all, a utilitarian station wagon. I decided on the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 09-13-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,076
Posted By Bob Shiftright
That's also my guess -- that BMW made an...

That's also my guess -- that BMW made an excellent profit. Also, that they will continue to make excellent profits from the E90 since they have stopped making them and warranties are expiring.
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