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KC375 last won the day on February 1 2020

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  1. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Well this video taught me that I’ve spent my whole life mispronouncing “parcel”...I should have been pronouncing it as if I was speaking in French. Which is kind of surprising as my time in the US taught me not to pronounce French words like croissant or foyer in any fashion resembling something recognisable in the language of Moliere. (Oh and let’s not even start with place names like fond du lac).
  2. just in case I need it can you you pass on the phone number, I have some existential question I might need help with
  3. Not terribly important differentiation but a gybing board will change the AOA trim tabes will change the shape of the foil but not the AOA (other than any change in lift may change the direction of the boat through the water)
  4. KC375

    Ummmmm. I don’t know, but wish him well

    Faster than which cat? A Hobie wave, yes this proa for sure. Than an AC 45, probably not, at least not in sprints. @Russell Browncan give a better explanation of what a fair basis of comparison would be. From my view it would be for another type of boat with similar resource usage (materials and tech)...so for a comparable cat with similar displacement and sophistication of materials I would think Jzzerro would win.
  5. AND at the rate in December annualized (using nbc data) 1 in 400 are dying at an annual rate. AND January will be worse.
  6. KC375

    American Dumbass

    some people have a remarkable lack of self awareness
  7. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    they have been told the paperwork to apply will not be ready until the end of April. A master piece of forethought and planning. Little England has a long ways to go before its public sector competence allows it to become Europe’s Singapore. In Singapore they know how to get shit done (and keep it and chewing gum off the sidewalks).
  8. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Good point. In my mind I seperate personal or family capital from "private" capital. My experience with private capital has been under ownership of credible PE firms and pension funds. My experience with family money and personal capital (especially when like Donald Trump the person did not generate the original capital) is generally poor. ...first generation makes it, second generation keeps it, third generation and its gone. Trump's enterprise has no governance worth talking about and it shows in the results. If Donald had taken his inheritance and invested it in a simple passive strategy like index funds his net worth would be much higher than it currently is even based on the inflated Forbes numbers. Donald has been a net negative for his own wealth...his impact on society I'll let others judge....
  9. Asking $7,500 OBO Chris White Discovery 20 Trimaran, 2005 Built in 2005 using West Systems epoxy and fiberglass over cold molded Okume.
  10. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    I think this will be really interesting to watch the two models play out. I have a bias towards private capital (vastly better governance) and real market competition. Unfortunately I think the economies following the Anglo-American model will be hampered by the lack of real market based competition. The ability of deep pocket, big players and vested interest to prevent actual market based competition in the more “market oriented” countries may allow the more public sector driven economies to produce comparable or superior results especially for those at or below the median income.
  11. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    Kindergarden is classic half assed english translation. You should have a Kindergarten or Childrensgarden.
  12. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    getting the kids of unionist families studying on the continent may do the most for breaking the bonds with england and reuniting ireland...
  13. KC375

    Brexit WTF, WTF

    As someone who has predicted 8 of the last 4 recessions (or something like that) I can tell you that the only thing worse than predicting gloom and being wrong, is predicting gloom and being right. I thought I’d enjoy some schadenfreude over this Brexit mess but instead just a sense of pity for those caught up in it and sorrow for so many lost possibilities. The small upside is that my English nephews and nieces look more likely to come here to study now that Erasmus is gone.
  14. KC375

    Container suggestions?

    How often you need to move your container and how much space you need could drive the choice between box trailer and shipping container. The efficiency of the market may vary by location. I’ve used shipping containers 4 times. The depreciation (appreciation) in value had more to do with the balance of trade than with depreciation. If the excess inventory of containers shipped in from China grows to high the value falls. Twice I was able to sell back to the supplier for a few hundred less than I paid. Twice I sold privately, once at nearly breakeven and once at a gain. In each case I paid ~$100 to move the container each way. It would be the same cost to move it from one end of the driveway to the other as across town. For about the same price as a shipping container you can get this trailer in the Bay area. It’s a bit less than half the volume but way easier to move around.