Terry Bond

AACA Forums are better than any news on TV!!!

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Don't know about the rest of you but for quite some time now I've got my morning coffee and instead of turning on TV news, I turn on the computer and read through the AACA Forums.  It sure beats all the doom/gloom stuff and political bs, and keeps our hobby alive and going strong.  I know there is another thread on being a member - or donating/supporting the forum, but thought it worth mentioning again and encouraging that.  For me and many others here, this has been one of the best resources for old car stuff that can be found anywhere.  I've also encouraged others to look for themselves.  I even know some non-computer folks who are now watching the forums almost religiously every day.  One guy reports the parts for sale section is even better than evil-bay.

Terry

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Benefits of AACA Membership.

Terry, very well stated my friend. The best form of communication on a daily basis for any folks and all who like old vehicles. 

It is the place to share with kindred spirits. And besides we can then  take comfort in thinking " see there are people just like me, so I am not crazy or odd  - sort of, maybe......."

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It is my new favorite coffee shop, open 24/7.

 

Bob 

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YES!!!! Thanks to all that keep this forum alive and running for all of us to enjoy. I just can't watch the news anymore-I just get disgusted watching state and federal politicians using this pandemic as a way of immortalizing themselves and promoting their political careers. We are fortunate to have such a great diversion such as this and other automotive websites. Thanks again to all those who make this happen.

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Agree completely.  We also see a lot of local TV items recognizing what they term as "local heros" who deserve every accolade coming their way. Our local heros are the folks at HQ and elsewhere who keep this site going and club business running from their laptops at home as best they can.

Let's not forget them when all this is over!

 

Terry

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My morning coffee "website" routine is AACA, MTFCA, HCCA ,Prewarcar.com, Jalopy Journal/HAMB, Ford Barn, Hemmings, Ebay.

Then we move on to the toy train websites and finally some online antique auction sites and Craig's list searches if time permits.

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Pretty much the same pattern here thru Prewarcar.com, then evil-bay to check my watch list.  Searching for new stuff is usually a Sunday pm activity along with my glass of "medicine."

Terry

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4 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

It is my new favorite coffee shop, open 24/7. 

 

And when real coffee shops reopen, you can take your laptop there and still participate here on the Forum.

 

Craig

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Like so many of you I used to listen to news while I went on the forums, for some time now I simply turn the TV to a music station.  I hit the forums twice a day beginning with AACA-HCCA-CLC and PY forums.  God bless the AACA and the people who bring it to us.

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 The more time I spend here the closer I get to joining.  After I left the POC I thought I would not ever join another club but...

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Great place to keep up with the club , I wish more members would use it . I am here most mornings with my breakfast .I just started with face book, see alot of our members are on there Kings32

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Never understood the Facebook deal. 

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On 5/1/2020 at 6:15 AM, Terry Bond said:

Don't know about the rest of you but for quite some time now I've got my morning coffee and instead of turning on TV news, I turn on the computer and read through the AACA Forums. 

Ha ha!

I do exactly the same thing Terry.

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I hope I'm not the only one here who still reads the newspaper. My comfort level is with the written page. Under normal conditions I carry it with me most everywhere I go. It's my security blanket and my ticket to normalcy. Today whether it's cable, or local news there's a redundancy in stories that just irritates me. Politicized reporting not withstanding, watching news on television I see the same stories all day long. There are a myriad of of stories that I find only in the newspaper, I pray for their survival.

 

Bill

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10 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Never understood the Facebook deal. 

Its called "personal information data mining": offer the participants who can log on for free a seemingly benign site where they can connect with family and friends, share photos and common interest and 'likes'.   What happens in the background are algorithms collecting every 'like' click, every shopping brows, who one's friends and contacts are, indications of interest of all varieties, social and political persuasion, in short, a profile or in the more sinister term, 'dossier' on every participant.  To keep the participant engaged, they receive a steady stream of contact responses, memes, videos, and advertising selected specially for their interests.  

 

What does Facebook get? With this information, the person can be directed advertising and promotion of all stripes for which the charge the companies, have their personal information marketed to any company or organization seeking to target their products and services.  Check Facebook's market value to see how well this business model works.  

 

But to the original subject, kudos AACA Forums, moderator and participants for giving us a civil refuge here daily.

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Thanks to AACA Forums for this sanity refuge. (see edit history)
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You get enough hero's and everyone will forget how messes got started.

 

The perpetrators do surface. When someone begins to trace the events that led to disaster  the culprit will stand up and say "No need to focus on the past. We are here to move forward from today." That's when the brain clicks and says "He's the one that got us here".

 

I know. I have been accused of doing nothing because I made sure I didn't get a chance to be a hero.

Bernie

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Note sure it has been mentioned, but please do not sit too long.  Get up and move about a bit.

 

John

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There is a difference ?

 

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Thank you 58L-Y8, I bet you know how an !Phone works too. Bazillions of iPhone people and I've never seen one with an owners manual. Bob 

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Firefox provides a special sandbox for Facebook.

 

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BTW Apple makes computers for people who don't like computers but Chromebook does the same thing cheaper.

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12 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

Thank you 58L-Y8, I bet you know how an !Phone works too. Bazillions of iPhone people and I've never seen one with an owners manual. Bob 

Sorry, I don't have insights on the iPhone because I don't have one, never have been able to justify the cost for what little use I'd make of it.  But, I do know that it too is a tracking, contacts and personal information collection device that's useful to the companies that provide the service.  For those that have internet on their iPhone, its the best of all worlds for companies involved.  

 

Will someone with knowledge of the intricacies of the iPhone business model weigh in with information please?

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Thanks again. Cost and the fact that I'd misplace one if it I had one are the reasons I don't have one, some have flashlights that seam to be a nice feature. Bob 

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1 hour ago, 1937hd45 said:

Thanks again. Cost and the fact that I'd misplace one if it I had one are the reasons I don't have one, .. Bob 

That can be a problem Bob.  Many times I've had to grab the house phone and call myself on the cell phone so I can hear it ringing under a pile of rags or something while I'm working on a car. Now all I need to do is remember to turn up the volume on the ring-tone. 

 

But, keep this in mind - it's a very handy tool at Hershey.  There are applications that will help you remember where you spotted a treasure you need to go back for.  I understand there is even an app that will show you the swap meet layout at Hershey so you can easily find your way around.   As I've mentioned before, when I'm minding the store and Susan is out shopping, she will text me photos and info on items she thinks I might be interested in so I can do a quick "buy now!"  "keep walking" or "don't put it down, I ' on my way!"   That's proven extremely useful and gives me that extra set of eyes in the market.  I've used the phone also to help friends when I spot something I knew they were looking for.

 

Another item I enjoy is the photo gallery on my phone.  I have a lot of pictures of my stuff and have used them for reference when I see something I think I might need.  Have been able to find the missing mate to  make good pairs of brass lamps, parts I need, and have avoided buying duplicates of some of my early pins and watch fobs. Having a good photo of something you are looking for helps with positive Id before you spend your money on a mistake.

Hershey is coming-you still have time to get one and figure it out.  Take all kinds of photos of your Hupp project in case you need anything.  You can show those pics to me at Hershey and make me envious!

Text me when you get one.

Terry

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