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Nikkomat

Postby az chip » Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:38 pm

where is you? :fsj:
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby REDONE » Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Maybe he grew an extra neuron and realized pursuing a bachelor's of science is more important than farting around on here! :lol:
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Nikkormat » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:47 pm

I ain't dead yet, just lurking in the shadows more than usual. Been busy with school and other life projects. Bought a jeep I've been meaning to write a few words about. I actually came on tonight to do that but I don't know if I have time...

The fact that someone posted up to see what's going on is simply heartwarming! This is THE BEST online community out there!
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Tatsadasayago » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:39 am

Be advised: Missoula is the gateway to hell. :P Focus on what's important Bro.
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Stuka » Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:27 am

Had been wondering myself, good to hear from you.
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:Be advised: Missoula is the gateway to hell. :P Focus on what's important Bro.


I thought that was California?


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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:46 pm

I think Gabe is secretly the Stig :P

Some say he's illegal in 29 states, all we know is he's the Nikkormat :D
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:31 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Tatsadasayago wrote:Be advised: Missoula is the gateway to hell. :P Focus on what's important Bro.


I thought that was California?


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Re: Nikkomat

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:32 pm

Grand_Wag_85 wrote:I think Gabe is secretly the Stig :P

Some say he's illegal in 29 states, all we know is he's the Nikkormat :D



Truth! :-bd
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Nikkormat » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:12 pm

Tatsadasayago wrote:Be advised: Missoula is the gateway to hell. :P Focus on what's important Bro.
Eh, maybe. IMO My little corner of CO was easier to get distracted in. Everything here is so dang far away. It is a pretty spot though.

Grand_Wag_85 wrote:I think Gabe is secretly the Stig :P

Some say he's illegal in 29 states, all we know is he's the Nikkormat :D
LOL! That's Hilarious
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Nikkormat » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:43 pm

REDONE wrote:Maybe he grew an extra neuron and realized pursuing a bachelor's of science is more important than farting around on here! :lol:


Funny you talk about that science degree, I've been giving it hell but after some restructuring of the program I'm way far off from being able to graduate. They added a bunch of chemistry (and 2 more general biology classes) which all have math requirements I don't meet. I tried to BS my way through the first chemistry class early this semester but it just wasn't going to happen without the math. After meeting with my adviser I'd be looking at five years to graduate with summer classes or six without filling my summers with math and chem classes. I'm not spending that kind of money on a science degree. A whole bunch of current seniors and juniors are leaving the school over this and I might do the same.

I'm still working through my gen-eds this semester and seriously considering switching my major to journalism. If I do that even with a fairly heavy minor I could graduate a semester early leveraging my community college credits... If I don't leave I'm moving up here "permanently" in an effort to gain in state tuition; which I have been told is dang near impossible without some good evidence of being committed to the state. Going to start a little dinky photography business up here to help sway the review board. An address, registered vehicles, and a business license should really help sway their opinions.
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:31 pm

Don't forget, lifetime registration for vehicles over 11 Years old is only $85 in Montana with no penalty if you take the insurance off to do an engine swap...or w/e ;)
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby tedlovesjeeps71 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:52 pm

Grand_Wag_85 wrote:Don't forget, lifetime registration for vehicles over 11 Years old is only $85 in Montana with no penalty if you take the insurance off to do an engine swap...or w/e ;)


Why can't Colorado get on board with That^^



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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Grand_Wag_85 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:26 pm

tedlovesjeeps71 wrote:
Grand_Wag_85 wrote:Don't forget, lifetime registration for vehicles over 11 Years old is only $85 in Montana with no penalty if you take the insurance off to do an engine swap...or w/e ;)


Why can't Colorado get on board with That^^



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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Lumpskie » Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:42 am

Nikkormat wrote:seriously considering switching my major to journalism.


Hey Gabe,

What's your current major?
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby REDONE » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:52 am

That quote is jacked up, Gabe is thinking of switching to journalism, I'm an engineer through and through! :-bd

Gabe is currently pursuing a degree in wildlife biology, with an emphasis on aquatic inter-species reproduction. :P
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.

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Re: Nikkomat

Postby letank » Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:11 pm

Grand_Wag_85 wrote:Don't forget, lifetime registration for vehicles over 11 Years old is only $85 in Montana with no penalty if you take the insurance off to do an engine swap...or w/e ;)


Good.... moving to Montana... I pay more for Cal 1 year registration, then last year San Fran added a bonus $20 for local taxes

As for major....

1) no money in science... unless you make the good stuff... Yes, I am a science major... this is why I fix my own stuff...

2) journalism, are you going to do investigative reporting... no money, only threats to your life...

Go fo the stock market, steal... sorry... invest people's money... dang you need a lot of math... banking... or credit union, create your own bank/credit union and loan $$$ to jeep owners... you can always seize their belongings if loan is not paid... which does not make good friends

I think investing in a bar is the best business, alcohol does not go bad... you hire good looking bartenderette... and you're all set... you can work Thur-Sun.... and wheel the rest of the week...

Making beer is pretty good ... not as much regulation as wine... you can compete with Bud and Miller, their stuff taste like Coors... water with a bit EtOH
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby SJTD » Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:31 am

In the grand scheme of things an extra year or two is well worth it if you're getting the degree you really want.

That policy really stinks. Took me four or five years to finish the last two years of my degree but the requirements I had to meet were those in place when I transferred into the CSU system.
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby Lumpskie » Thu Mar 15, 2018 3:56 am

REDONE wrote:That quote is jacked up, Gabe is thinking of switching to journalism, I'm an engineer through and through! :-bd

Gabe is currently pursuing a degree in wildlife biology, with an emphasis on aquatic inter-species reproduction. :P



Wow, wildlife biology to journalism is a big switch! I'm an engineer, but wanted to be a marine biologist as a kid. Now that it's too late to switch, I sometimes wonder what life would be like with much less money but spending more time outdoors and in nature.
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Re: Nikkomat

Postby REDONE » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:19 am

Gabe, don't quit! Seriously, transfer back here, and enroll in the wildlife biology program at Colorado mesa or fort Lewis.
If you can fix jeeps, you can do the math! It takes a lot of work, but once those brain parts connect it clicks! Chemistry is hard, they throw a lot at you fast because chemistry is a "filter" course designed to get those unworthy to drop thier program. It's why "smart people" degrees that have nothing to do with chemistry still require the hard chemistry (usually labeled "principles" instead of "introduction").

Don't get me wrong, I think both of those degrees will end you up working a second job to pay the bills until you find a grant to pay for a masters in education so you can be a high school teacher. Even so, I remember our chats before you left and you were passionate about wildlife biology. Don't give up your passion!
79 J-10 (The Money Badger) KE0LSU
304/Performance Fuel Injection TBI/MTA1/SP2P/Magnum rockers
T18/D20/D44s/33" Mud Claws
Grizzly Locker Rear
4" front spring drop, 5" rear shackle flip
Chevy style HEI (ECM controlled)
Dolphin "Shark" gauges in a fancy homemade oak bezel
3/4 resto, rotting faster than I've been fixing it.


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