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  1. Black Sox

    Things to do in IOWA

    The url for this thread reads "198482-things-to-do-in-iowa". Somebody knows something...
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    Aquatic Twitch Thwot

    Tell him you're happy to appear naked in one of his films. That should see him off. No offence intended.
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    Random PicThread

    Ah yes, Nelson's Column, sans Nelson. Otherwise just known as Colm. At least that had some class. Here's what's there now: Thanks Hobot
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    Things To Do In London

    Dyson with death there.
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    by the numbers

    Actual sailing anarchy
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    What Did I Ever Do to Piss Off the Gods?

    You don't need tests; you have Social Tourettes, which simply means that you say out loud what everyone else only thinks.
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    What Did I Ever Do to Piss Off the Gods?

    Ed, I have no wisdom or knowledge that can help you but I can, and do, sympathise. Keep the sunny/moaning/angry/ stubborn side out and never give in.
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    Mocking Ads on Craigslist

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    Cheetahs chase tourists

    JFC. Now I've seen it all.
  10. Well, at least it happened outside the environment.
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    Random PicThread

    Now that's a fuckin' rarity!
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    Clear Motion - Suspension Tech!!

    The DS had independent active hydro-pneumatic suspension an all for wheels. I could be wrong on the technical description but each wheel was definitely independently suspended. Other quirks included changing a wheel by raising the car to its highest, inserting a jack under the body near the wheel to be changed, and lowering the car back down, when the target wheel would magically raise off the ground. It was said that you could drive one with one rear wheel missing. I never did try it. The brake pedal wasn't a pedal but a button on the floor and the range of travel in that button was tiny. Taught you how to be very accurate when braking. The front brakes were disc brakes. Nothing unusual about that but the discs weren't where you see them on ordinary cars. Oh no, they were inboard of the drive shafts. Changing pads was a bastard. (I think you call discs "rotors" in the US.) The gear shift was on the column, more unusual for the old world than the new. As far as I can remember, the drag co-efficient was one of the lowest of any car, including sports cars, at the time. My dad had 3, at separate times, and there was only one mechanic in all of Dublin who was able, more likely willing, to work on them. The most comfortable car in which to be a passenger, bar none. A designer's dream and an engineer's nightmare, apparently.
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    Help me cure my polynavicular morbus

    Don't be so hard on yourself. You'll realise when you get it up and running that you find a use for it and therefore did need it after all.
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    I heard somewhere that the bowman was actually on the bow when that shot was taken. Can you shed any light on that?
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    Wink, wink. Nudge, nudge.