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In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

27 April 2016 - 06:45 AM

Hey Brent -

 

Is it true you charge $50/hour for such shoddy welding?


In Topic: The cruising boats that make you dream thread...

25 April 2016 - 07:46 PM

 

 

 

This is truly the amazing part. You're average smart phone today is way more capable/powerful than the Apollo Lunar Module computers...

 

The average smartphone is more powerful than a Cray 1 supercomputer.

 

 

It's also a much better telephone.

 

And you can't fit a Cray 1 in your pocket.


In Topic: The cruising boats that make you dream thread...

25 April 2016 - 03:41 AM

 

You're both wrong, the computer did the calculations in Binary.  Or Octal, Hexidecimal or perhaps 36 bit Bytes.  Everything is conversion.
 
Of course calling it a computer is being pretty generous compared to the phone that's in your pocket.


This is truly the amazing part. You're average smart phone today is way more capable/powerful than the Apollo Lunar Module computers...

 

The average smartphone is more powerful than a Cray 1 supercomputer.


In Topic: I'm having trouble with Meli

25 April 2016 - 12:44 AM

Well jeeze BJ, there is so much testosterone in this place you could build a house on it.

 

 

 It does seem that things have gotten a bit rough around here, like some bad juju from PA has infected the whole site.  Look at the shit fights over in CA recently.  Shit fights in CA, it used to be the kinder, gentler, polite and friendly part of this site.  Who woulda thunk???   Wait a minute, if you look at it, it all started when Trump started to get some traction.  Coincidence?

 

 

Not Trump, but Brent Swain.  Ever since Sailnet kicked him out he's been spending his time in CA.


In Topic: Origami Boat Thread

19 April 2016 - 03:24 AM

 

Like I said, go ahead, tie my hands. I can work acad with my feet. I don't produce any designs I don't like. Period. Tie my feet and I'll work the keyboard with my nose or a chopstick held in my teeth!

Like I said, go ahead, tie my hands. I can work acad with my feet. I don't produce any designs I don't like. Period. Tie my feet and I'll work the keyboard with my nose or a chopstick held in my teeth!

Me neither. If you want 12 inch side decks, things which don't work on cruising boats, and shapes which are
hard to do in steel, with no real benefits, get someone else to do it.I dont ask my clients to do shapes
which I arrive at on a whim, but only shapes which over 40 years of steel working tell me are easy to build.To do
That takes decades of steel boat building, hands on experience, not armchair expert drawing.
My designs are designed to meet the needs of 95%of the cruisers I have met in over 40 years of cruising.
The other 5% don't interest me.

 

I guess that's what happens when you hang around the dumpster - you meet other dumpster divers.