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bio website lonecpluspluscoder.com
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I've been programming since my early teens and like so many of us, I started Basic on the usual home computers like Atari 800XL, ZX Spectrum etc. "Turned pro" about 20 years ago.

I've been mostly doing C++ during this time, writing anything from device drivers for various operating systems to trading systems for banks.


Jun
3
answered New headlight lenses?
May
31
comment Audi A3 Brake warning after MOT
I doubt that - normally it's a single wire, some have two but even then it doesn't really matter much which way around they have been connected. Basically they rely on an electrode in the pad making contact with the disk and completing a circuit that way.
May
30
comment 1966 t-bird speedo reads way too high
There's also the question if the diff gearing is still the original one...
May
30
answered Audi A3 Brake warning after MOT
May
28
comment Is there a way to prop up a window that falls down?
Might help if you mentioned what car it is.
May
22
answered BMW E30 M20 oil warning light goes on on hot days but the motor sounds and performs fine
May
15
comment Follow Maintenance Manual or Service technician recommendations?
Why did he recommend the PCV replacement (is the one on the car blocked/stuck?) and why did he suggest an "injection service" and what would be part of the injection service?
May
15
comment XJ600 1994 Seca 2
When it starts running lean and all that, does the way it runs improve when you open the fuel filler cap?
May
6
comment AC sytem repair after bad compressor
The legality of the repair most likely depends on your location, you might want to add that. Also, were the lines capped when the compressor was removed or were they left open to the elements?
Apr
29
comment My ER6 was lowered to accomodate a shorter driver than me. How can I adjust the height?
Do you know how it was lowered? Shorter shock, different knuckle? That has a a massive impact on how hard it is for you to undo the change. That said, I would suggest that you have to be very confident that you can do decent work on motorcycle suspension before starting to work on this as a mistake can make you a feature in the scenery much quicker than you'd like.
Apr
29
comment Can I save money using E85 in my flexible fuel vehicle?
I don't think that it's clumsy and error prone - I think Bob's suggestion is the only way to find out if you can save money using E85 or not. There are too many variables that come into play which influence your particular fuel consumption that a "generic" study cannot take into account.
Apr
29
answered Getting Mazda 6 real time sensor information?
Apr
18
answered How do I know if I need new brakes?
Apr
14
answered 1999 VW Beetle head gasket repair or?
Apr
4
comment Vauxhall Vectra Automatic CDTI 150 Gearbox Problem
Have you checked if the fluid is at the correct level? Has it been changed recently?
Apr
2
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Apr
1
comment How Does a Person End Up With Their Timing “180 Out”?
Yep, it doesn't matter if you're on exhaust stroke TDC or compression stroke TDC for the piston's position relative to the spark plug. In both cases it's at the top of its travel.
Mar
28
comment problem with overheating and heater core in 1998 Subaru Forester
Which engine does your Subaru have? The 2.5L? What mileage is on the engine?
Mar
23
answered Cannot Pull Oil Dipstick
Mar
21
comment How do you detect and deal with a freon leak?
@Aerovistae, if you have the refrigerant put in at an automotive a/c place, tell them that you appear to have a leak so they can add some UV dye to the refrigerant. You then get to drive around for a few weeks, using the a/c and take it back. The leak(s) will show up under a UV light.