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Reply 200 of 210, by Bruninho

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Considering that we have a forum section (Milliways) to talk about everything else that is not related to computing, how about a topic to talk about football (soccer) or basketball? or any other sport? It is classified as a hobby, I think 😜

Maybe we can open a topic to talk about which teams we support IRL? Or it could become a too heated subject in the future to consider opening it?

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Reply 202 of 210, by gaffa2002

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Jogging and boxing. Too bad pandemic came and I had to stop training at the gym, but I still kept training at home and plan to be back soon.

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Reply 203 of 210, by Joakim

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Bruninho wrote on 2022-03-17, 00:47:

Considering that we have a forum section (Milliways) to talk about everything else that is not related to computing, how about a topic to talk about football (soccer) or basketball? or any other sport? It is classified as a hobby, I think 😜

Maybe we can open a topic to talk about which teams we support IRL? Or it could become a too heated subject in the future to consider opening it?

I never really understood the thing about watching millionaires competing for a piece of spherical animal hide.

I did enjoy playing soccer as a kid though.

Reply 205 of 210, by Joakim

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ThenZero wrote on 2022-03-19, 18:20:

Chess, Woodworking, Other electronics (circuits)

The best is when the hobbies overlap, like a recent (wooden) monitor stand I built for my IIe.

Interesting, please feel free to share a picture if you want. 😀

Reply 206 of 210, by ThenZero

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Joakim wrote on 2022-03-19, 21:18:

Interesting, please feel free to share a picture if you want. 😀

Don't have to tell me twice!

Keep in mind I haven't "finished" (aka painted) it yet. I was between staining and painting, someone on VCFED suggested I paint and color match my IIe and I think that sounds like a phenomenal idea.

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Reply 207 of 210, by clueless1

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I'd consider auto maintenance one of my main hobbies other than gaming and retro PCs. I like doing work myself if I'm capable. That typically means any and all fluid and filter changes, tire rotation, spark plugs and coils, brakes, throttle body, PCV, MAF/O2 sensors and other replaceable components. If I can do it with my basic set of tools, ramps and jackstands and it's not too physically demanding (I'm in my 50s and have a bad back), it can be a therapeutic experience.

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Reply 208 of 210, by RandomStranger

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Currently what can be called a hobby is that I go hiking at least once a month. I'm also a regular gym goer 3-4 times a week, but it's more like a habit than a hobby. I considered picking up swimming too, I'd like to do better. Currently the peak of my swimming skills is not drowning if my feet don't reach the bottom (though I didn't swim in the past 10 years), but I don't have time to seriously do another active/outside hobby.

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Reply 209 of 210, by Repo Man11

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Repo Man11 wrote on 2021-04-03, 00:31:

I also used to love to ride motorcycles. Here's my Suzuki Bandit and my Honda CBR1000RR.

The state of California sent me a bill for the registration on the Honda (the uppermost heap of slag) a couple of years ago, and I threw it in the trash in disgust. I thought that would be the end of it, but they just intercepted the funds out of my state tax refund. I had to spend two hours yesterday listening to terrible hold music in order to speak to someone about getting this straightened out. They had me download a fillable PDF "Statement of Fact" and say for the record that it had been destroyed in the Camp Fire, then fax it to them. I did so, but I was called back by them and informed that my statement "This motorcycle was destroyed in the Camp Fire on November 8 of 2018" has to be changed to "This motorcycle was destroyed in the Paradise Camp Fire on November 8 of 2018." I now have to go and fax the revised form to them.

It seems that something has changed - in the past in California you'd get a notice to pay your registration fees, and if you chose to ignore it, you'd only get into trouble if the vehicle with unpaid registration was parked on a public street, or being operated.

For some reason, out of the four vehicles registered in my name that were destroyed by the fire, this is the only one that has caused the bureaucratic machine to become ensnared in some sort of red tape feedback loop.

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Reply 210 of 210, by appiah4

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Still painting miniatures..

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