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6 hours ago, hobot said:

 

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I had a 1971 P1800E that probably saved my life.  I was forced into a concrete bulkhead head-on at 60mph by another driver on I-70 in the mountains of Colorado. . . he never stopped.  My right foot broke off the brake pedal and needed to be pinned back together, the steering wheel in the line of impact came up and hit me in the face, with many stitches and reconstruction, and I had cracked ribs from the shoulder strap.  I'm glad that the vehicle stuck to the bulkhead, as it was about 60 feet down to Clear Creek. The engine slid under the passenger compartment, the doors all opened and there was no broken glass.  I loved that car, and had bought it as a repossessed vehicle for $3,800 in 1972, and it was totaled for $5,100.  My orthopedic surgeon wanted me to buy his Porsche 911, but I bought a Volvo 145 station wagon instead.

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On 1/26/2020 at 3:10 PM, hobot said:

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USS Squalus rescue May 1939.  Squalus recommissioned 1940 as Sailfish.

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gawd, that really does look like one of my lower units LOL

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I had one of those "computers" from ~1969 when I was trained as a Fallout Shelter Analyst for a summer job while in my architectural training.  I chose instead to drive a Pepsi truck, for way more $$ and perhaps less fear?  I did learn that Anacortes is potentially downwind from NAS Whidbey Island, the Trident submarine base, and several oil refineries.  

What's that flash?. . . bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

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Hawaii Volcanoes Nat'l Park uses a program originally written to track air-borne radiation particles to provide advance propagation warning for dangerous volcanic gas emissions

(This was supposed to include picture of nuclear bomb effects computer)

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2 hours ago, view at the front said:

I had one of those "computers" from ~1969 when I was trained as a Fallout Shelter Analyst for a summer job while in my architectural training.  I chose instead to drive a Pepsi truck, for way more $$ and perhaps less fear?  I did learn that Anacortes is potentially downwind from NAS Whidbey Island, the Trident submarine base, and several oil refineries.  

What's that flash?. . . bend over and kiss your ass goodbye.

I doubt that "downwind" matters much - the whole Salish Sea from Vancouver to Olympia will be blanketed. 

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I don't remember the specifics, but there was a guy and his wife from Vancouver that looked at potential nuclear fallout dispersion patterns around the world.  They found that the Falkland Islands provided the most avoidance of that hazard.  Unfortunately they sailed there just before the Falkland Islands war began.  Timing is everything.

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6 minutes ago, view at the front said:

I don't remember the specifics, but there was a guy and his wife from Vancouver that looked at potential nuclear fallout dispersion patterns around the world.  They found that the Falkland Islands provided the most avoidance of that hazard.  Unfortunately they sailed there just before the Falkland Islands war began.  Timing is everything.

I remember that - hilarious illustration of the futility of trying to "get way" from a nuke war.

They should have just watched "On The Beach" and saved themselves all that grief.

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On 7/7/2020 at 10:03 AM, Kmullen said:

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You are correct it is a rheostat.  this particular one is not in service.One  just like it is in use today about 50 feet away from this one. It’s purpose is to adjust the excitation Field voltage on a 225 MW generator

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14 hours ago, hobot said:

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How  come I never noticed that Missus Herman Munster was so well endowed???

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Sock it to me !

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Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...!

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1 hour ago, billy backstay said:

How  come I never noticed that Missus Herman Munster was so well endowed???

Thast notte Y.DeC. in thet pictiure.                           :)

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31 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Thast notte Y.DeC. in thet pictiure.                           :)

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54 minutes ago, Willin' said:

Sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me...!

That is very inter....rest....ing...   :)

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2 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

:)

Migisan’s. never give up their secrets 

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3 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

I still think this is one of the most awesome car designs ever!

For Sale: Mint 1972 Volvo P1800ES wagon | PerformanceDrive

Yep... loved the sports car

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7 minutes ago, Rasputin22 said:

Quiz for sailors,

Who was the designer of the P1800 Volvo? A well known sailor? Here is a hint,

A sexy Volvo: P1800 | ViaRETRO

I also like the Datsun sports car lines

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2 minutes ago, hobot said:

 

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We had that same exact 1957 Dodge Sierra in those colors. Our car was filmed in Aberdeen, WA in a street scene for the movie "Ring of Fire". . . It's pretty unmistakable.

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On 2/11/2020 at 8:42 PM, hobot said:

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SLS load test stand.  Marshall Spaceflight Center, Huntsville, AL.

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On 2/14/2020 at 4:01 PM, hobot said:

 

 

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Beach at Maverick's 13 February 2010

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12 hours ago, view at the front said:

I don't remember the specifics, but there was a guy and his wife from Vancouver that looked at potential nuclear fallout dispersion patterns around the world.  They found that the Falkland Islands provided the most avoidance of that hazard.  Unfortunately they sailed there just before the Falkland Islands war began.  Timing is everything.

I know someone that knew them or someone else that did the same exact thing.

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5 hours ago, Rasputin22 said:

I still think this is one of the most awesome car designs ever!

For Sale: Mint 1972 Volvo P1800ES wagon | PerformanceDrive

I loved those ES versions of it. Very useful and I thought it even looked better than the original.

They've become quite collectible - over 30 grand for a good one.

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6 hours ago, warbird said:

Jump!

jump you fucker jump

jump into this boat what  i am holding

 and you will be alright.......

ahh Peter Cook... RIP

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11 minutes ago, 167149 said:
6 hours ago, warbird said:

Jump!

jump you fucker jump

jump into this boat what  i am holding

 and you will be alright.......

Coudentte helpe meselfe..........            :)

 

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2 minutes ago, Snaggletooth said:

Coudentte helpe meselfe..........            :)

 

oops big wrong there, was Dudley Moore on vocals...

 

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On 7/8/2020 at 4:32 PM, warbird said:

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Escher - a favourite of mine for over 40 years. Thanks 'bird!

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12 minutes ago, Bowgirl said:

Escher - a favourite of mine for over 40 years. Thanks 'bird!

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On 2/16/2020 at 1:30 PM, hobot said:

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St. Francis Dam.  Mulholland's finest achievement if you don't count the Owen's Valley effort...

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On 2/15/2020 at 8:51 PM, hobot said:

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The Hippies won't come back you say.  Mellow out or you will pay.

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2 hours ago, Bowgirl said:

Escher - a favourite of mine for over 40 years. Thanks 'bird!

 

2 hours ago, view at the front said:

He is also a favorite of mine. . . he sees things differently than I .

Curiously, my house architect has Escher prints on his wall. I think I'll  go upstair to the basement bar to fetch a beer:lol:ascending-descending.thumb.jpg.508896cd7f23e9eb2031c008fe06887a.jpgH4098-L198528776.thumb.jpg.3cb251090e81c5d854b637bcfa1870d5.jpg

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On 2/17/2020 at 11:25 PM, hobot said:

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RECONNAISSANCE PHOTO 2020

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52 minutes ago, warbird said:

 

Curiously, my house architect has Escher prints on his wall. I think I'll  go upstair to the basement bar to fetch a beer:lol:ascending-descending.thumb.jpg.508896cd7f23e9eb2031c008fe06887a.jpgH4098-L198528776.thumb.jpg.3cb251090e81c5d854b637bcfa1870d5.jpg

I'm a (retired) architect with a Fine Arts Degree.  We used to draw things.  That concept is foreign to the field now.

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On 2/17/2020 at 11:27 PM, hobot said:

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Fairchild C-123K Khe Sanh, Vietnam.  Hit by enemy fire after take off.  No fatalities. 01 March 1968.

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37 minutes ago, view at the front said:

I'm a (retired) architect with a Fine Arts Degree.  We used to draw things.  That concept is foreign to the field now.

I played with velums in the early 80s, mostly changes for engineering orders for a radat system .  I might have ruined a few jamming them in the "blue print" printer:ph34r:. Thank God for micro fische copies:lol:

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