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  • Oroville Dam: Cost to repair spillways nearly doubles in price to $500 million

    10/19/2017 6:55:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/19/17 | Paul Rogers
    OROVILLE — The cost of repairing the crippling damage to Oroville Dam’s spillways caused by last winter’s fierce storms has almost doubled, state water officials said Thursday. Kiewit, the Nebraska-based construction firm that has the main contract to rebuild the main spillway and emergency spillway at Oroville, the nation’s tallest dam, estimated in its winning bid in April that the work would cost at least $275 million. But the price tag has now grown to at least $500 million, said Erin Mellon, a spokeswoman for the Department of Water Resources.
  • Anybody ever use Rough Country lift kits?

    06/20/2017 3:52:58 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 41 replies
    6/20/2017 | Self
    I'm about to the point where buying a lift kit for my 65 Willys CJ5 Jeep is possible. The original springs are rusted and weak. In my research, I found the kind of pricey Skyjacker kit but that is a good name from what I remember. Another one I ran across for my 65 CJ5 is from Rough Country for a couple hundred or so less. The 65 will not see any rough trail driving or abuse. It will be a weekend drive around toy. Once I get suspension done, I can finally see about those new Cragar wheels I...
  • Report: California's Oroville dam’s main spillway must be repaired by November

    03/23/2017 7:48:58 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2017 | John Sexton
    The Oroville dam has largely faded out of the news in the past few weeks but the crisis is not over yet. A report on the safety of the dam concluded: “A very significant risk would be incurred if the Gated Spillway is not operational by November 1.” November 1 is the start of the next rainy season. From the Associated Press: Officials with the state Department of Water Resources, which operates the dam, fear a huge rupture that opened in the main spillway could expand to cripple the flood gates that send out controlled releases of water and...
  • Repair work on Lake Oroville spillways begins

    02/13/2017 7:18:20 PM PST · by Mariner · 124 replies
    KCRA Sacramento ^ | February 13th, 2017 | KCRA Staff
    OROVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) — Crews are beginning to make repairs to the spillways at Lake Oroville, the California Department of Water Resources said. “Efforts are underway to make repairs to both the primary and auxiliary spillways at Lake Oroville,” officials tweeted. Military-grade helicopters are picking up 1-ton containers of rocks from a parking lot near Lake Oroville, flying them to the erosion scar at the emergency spillway and dropping the containers into the hole.
  • Multi-Touch Repair Program for iPhone 6 Plus

    11/18/2016 12:00:18 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Apple ^ | November 18, 2016
    Apple has determined that some iPhone 6 Plus devices may exhibit display flickering or Multi-Touch issues after being dropped multiple times on a hard surface and then incurring further stress on the device. If your iPhone 6 Plus is exhibiting the symptoms noted above, is in working order, and the screen is not cracked or broken, Apple will repair your device for a service price of $149. Apple will contact customers who may have paid for a service repair related to this issue either through Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider to arrange reimbursement. If you have not been contacted...
  • A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses

    08/23/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    iFixIt ^ | August 23, 2016 | BY JULIA BLUFF
    People all over the world mail their broken iPhones to microsoldering specialist Jessa Jones. Aided by powerful microscopes and precision soldering irons, experts like Jessa pluck tiny chips off logic boards, swap them for new ones, and resurrect devices over which AppleÂ’s Genius Bar would say a eulogy.Jessa can fix practically anything. But these days, she spends most of her time fixing just one thing. Because every single month, more and more iPhone 6 and (especially) 6 Plus devices show up at her shop, iPad Rehab, with the same problem: a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display...
  • Automakers Say You Don’t Really Own Your Car

    04/22/2015 4:37:11 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 95 replies
    EFF is fighting for vehicle owners’ rights to inspect the code that runs their vehicles and to repair and modify their vehicles, or have a mechanic of their choice do the work. At the moment, the anti-circumvention prohibition in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act arguably restricts vehicle inspection, repair, and modification. If EFF is successful then vehicle owners will be free to inspect and tinker, as long as they don’t run afoul of other regulations, such as those governing vehicle emissions, safety, or copyright law. Most of the automakers operating in the US filed opposition comments through trade associations, along...
  • Improvise! Adapt! Overcome!

    08/15/2014 9:34:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 15 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...
  • O-Care data hub to go dark for repairs (routine maintenance Saturday night to Tuesday morning)

    11/09/2013 5:04:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/13 | Elise Viebeck
    ObamaCare's federal data hub will undergo routine maintenance from Saturday night to Tuesday morning, temporarily preventing HealthCare.gov from verifying if users are eligible for premium tax credits. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) made the announcement Friday, saying the hub will be offline for work on its connection to the Internal Revenue Service. The disruption will not prevent users from otherwise completing applications for coverage on the federally run exchanges, CMS communications director Julie Bataille said. HealthCare.gov is usually taken down for maintenance overnight and during the weekends. Federal health officials say the disconnections are necessary as they...
  • Screen problem with Nexus 7

    09/22/2013 7:10:04 AM PDT · by gop4lyf · 14 replies
    me ^ | me
    My son's Nexus 7 has developed several lines that run across the screen. They are on the side that has the power/volume buttons. The screen is not cracked nor scratched. I have tried doing a system reboot, but the problem remains. We just bought it in April, so I suppose it still has a warranty. I have no idea if we still have the receipt or box though. My son says that he didn't drop it, but who knows? Any ideas on what the problem might be? I tried google searching but didn't have much luck. Most of the links...
  • Bay Bridge repair could cost $5M to $10M

    05/08/2013 11:50:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Wednesday, May 8, 2013 | 11:05 a.m.
    The rods connect steel earthquake safety devices to the deck of the bridge and a large concrete cap. They snapped while being tightened in March.
  • Credit Repair Services (Help please)

    11/08/2012 6:27:43 PM PST · by VastRWCon · 59 replies
    Hello Freepers, asking for help from the smartest people I know of. My daughter got into a lot of credit problems, and well dear old dad is trying to help her out. I was wondering if anyone knows of a good reliable credit repair company. I am not so interested as cleaning up her credit as I am in getting all the different bills that she owes into a single monthly payment so that they can all be paid in full. Yes there are a lot.
  • USS Miami (SSN-755) Will Cost $400 Million To Repair

    06/05/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 26 replies
    AP ^ | June 5 2012 | Staff
    An early estimate from the Navy puts the price tag for repairs of a fire-damaged submarine in the range of about $400 million, a figure that suggests the nuclear-powered USS Miami will be repaired instead of scrapped, U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree said Tuesday. Pingree, a member of the Housed Armed Services Committee, released the estimate a day after becoming the first member of Congress to see the damage inside the USS Miami, which was in dry dock at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for an overhaul when the fire broke out on May 23.
  • Nikon to Stop Making Parts Available to Unauthorized Camera Repair Shops

    02/20/2012 11:06:31 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies · 1+ views
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Feb 21, 2012 | swampsniper
    In mid-January, Nikon sent an letter out to independent camera repair technicians across the US, informing them that “it will no longer make repair parts available for purchase by repair facilities that have not been authorized by Nikon Inc. to perform camera repairs.” After July 13th, 2012, unauthorized repair shops will no longer be able to repair Nikon cameras
  • Statewide property taxes see smallest increase in 15 years, tax research group says

    01/15/2012 6:21:05 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 1-15-12 | Wisconsin State Journal Staff
    Wisconsin's total statewide property taxes are up .3 percent in 2012 — the smallest increase in 15 years, according to the Wisconsin Taxpayers' Alliance. The nonprofit tax research organization said the tax increase is small this year because the school levy, the largest part of a property owner's bill, dropped 1 percent. State-imposed revenue limits were the main cause for the reduction, the group said. The last time property taxes were held to such a small increase was in 1996-97, when the state used $1 billion in state tax revenues to "buy down" local school property-tax levies, the group said....
  • Mpls. gives bad repair advice

    06/08/2011 7:54:59 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies · 1+ views
    mpls star & sickle ^ | 6-8-11 | RANDY FURST
    Until alerted to the problem, city of Minneapolis posted a list of suggested tornado-repair contractors that included 22 that were unlicensed. After warning North Side tornado victims to avoid "unlicensed, unscrupulous contractors," Minneapolis officials failed to take their own advice and circulated a list that included 22 companies that were not licensed to perform home repairs
  • Japan: Freshwater Injected, High-Radiation Water Leaks In Nuke Crisis

    03/25/2011 9:07:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    Nikkei ^ | 03/26/11
    Saturday, March 26, 2011 Freshwater Injected, High-Radiation Water Leaks In Nuke Crisis TOKYO (Kyodo)--Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Friday it has begun injecting freshwater into the No. 1 and No. 3 reactor cores at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to enhance cooling efficiency, although highly radioactive water was found leaking possibly from both reactors as well as the No. 2 reactor. The latest efforts to bring the troubled reactors at the plant under control are aimed at preventing crystallized salt from seawater already injected from forming a crust on the fuel rods and hampering smooth water circulation, thus diminishing...
  • ANOTHER PROJECT BITES THE DUST

    03/23/2011 12:24:07 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 19 replies
    SELF | March 23, 2011 | swampsniper
    I finished another project tonight. This Minolta X9 has been sitting in a project drawer until I got time to mess with it. A capacitor triggers the shutter and also regulates shutter speed. Blown capacitors are common on the X9s, Minolta seems to havw bought a big batch of bad ones.. The new capacitor shouldn't have that problem.It's a simple soldering job for young hands and young eyes, which I don't have! I finally figured out a workaround and got her done! The X9 is a later generation than my XG-M, lots more plastic but it has some nice features...
  • Press Conference on Budget Repair Developments (Wisc. Gov. Walker)

    02/19/2011 8:51:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/19/11 | Gov. Walker, Wisconsin
    Governor Walker holds a press conference on the latest developments with the budget repair bill.
  • Vanity: Home repair: Clogged washing machine inlet

    10/01/2010 8:14:45 PM PDT · by Frantzie · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 10-1-2010 | Frantzie
    Any tips on how to fix a clogged washing machine?