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  1. Some of that fits me. I'm 49 so obviously I was under 45 when YT really got going. YT is my earth instruction manual. I can't fucking tie my shoes in the morning without watching an instructional video first. I learned how to filet a catfish and how to stand up a chicken coop and raise chickens from hatchlings and mine are thriving. I'm growing potatoes like Matt Damon in "The Martian" (No, not in my own shit) I've learned some heavy weather sailing techniques and spinnaker techniques as well. How to replace the CV axles in my 2015 Subaru? Done. How to service the portal hubs in an M998
    12 points
  2. A few things to know before stealing my 914 Dear Thief, Welcome to my Porsche 914. I imagine that at this point (having found the door unlocked) your intention is to steal my car. Don’t be encouraged by this; the tumblers sheared off in 1978. I would have locked it up if I could, so don’t think you’re too clever or that I’m too lazy. However, now that you’re in the car, there are a few things you’re going to need to know. First, the battery is disconnected, so slide-hammering my ignition switch is not your first step. I leave the battery disconnected, not to foil hoodlums such
    11 points
  3. I am sad and angry today. My 14 year old has heard of way too many school shooting. She has to have ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS in her school!!! This is ABSOLUTELY a gun problem. Until the goddam backwards right wing nut jobs of this country change drastically, this will continue to happen. Fuck the GOP and fuck anyone who still supports them.
    10 points
  4. "You picked a fine time to leave me, loose wheel..."
    10 points
  5. Fuck your fucking outdated cowboy 2nd amendment. Fuck anyone that supports your 2nd amendment. Fuck your made in America gun culture that keeps killing innocent children, families and grand parents. Fuck you, guns are the problem.
    9 points
  6. Oh God. Here we go. Sorry for the length, but well, you asked... As with most stupid things we do that nearly get us killed, the day started out like any other day. My plan for the day was to go to the gliderport and spend some quality time boring holes in the sky much like most of us do with sailboats boring holes in the water. I had no particular goals other than to get in the air and fly around the mountains for a few hours soaking in the scenery. It’s a plan I’ve executed many times in many places. It’s always a good plan. What could possibly go wrong? This day I launched from a
    9 points
  7. May I present my Searail beachable beach creeper; Paddle boards for kids and wife.. Cooler with cold drinks & snacks.. Motor if wind dies.. Pad for my butt. Cuddy cabin for paddles, dog and other stuff while under sail.
    9 points
  8. If you drop a lit pack of firecrackers at the Convention Center entrance, I'll donate to your bail GoFundMe.
    8 points
  9. A friend moved to Washington 10-15 years ago to grow his business in the US market. Because of various safety issues he moved his family back to Aus to do their schooling. Decided it was no longer worth the risk to the family. Now he just travels there on business. Home defence USA style Home defence Australian Style Protection at US Schools Protection at Aussie schools
    8 points
  10. Former hard-tech startup investor here - I've seen multiple shots on this goal. It's basically electrodialysis of water, first theorized in 1890 and now used commercially in various applications including desalination and some other specialized applications. For desalination, compared to RO, it can be better in brackish water (up to 3,000ppm) and in places where you need very high feed recovery. For salt water @ 35,000 ppm without feed quantity restraints, not so much. To treat water with high TDS like that you need many "layers" of ion exchange membranes, and the hydraulic overhead becomes da
    8 points
  11. It’s American Exceptionalism, made possible by guys like Silent Bob, whose hate for Americans I would never see if he wasn’t quoted. Guys who don’t have to wonder why their 8 year old didn’t come home, but who still haven’t been told that the child is dead because DNA tests are required to be able to identify the mangled body. Guys whose departure from this earth will make it an infinitely better, decent, less hateful place. Between the NRA whores in the Senate and vile pieces of shit like him, we are unable to do so much as pass a simple background check law. Blood on their hands, all those m
    7 points
  12. What the actual fuck? Is someone sending these assholes meth in the mail?
    7 points
  13. designing a product to help people learn to sail Make a sail cloth that changes colour with pressure. People would trim a lot better if you could see laminar boundary layer flow, leading edge separation, stall angles etc.
    7 points
  14. Sprayer dowen with freshe watere, give herre a softe terrey robe, feede herre spongue cacke, withe a glasse or three of pino grigiotte, alle the whille bening attentieve an simpathetic to herre needes, frendley, and jovialle. You wointe hafte to persue, you wille become the huntted.
    6 points
  15. Damn Bob, you're right. You've convinced me of your stance. Compared to your problems, those snowflake, whining parents in Uvalde screaming about their dead children obviously have no idea of what REAL hardship is. Thanks for opening my eyes, I feel your pain. What's that old adage? Oh yeah, I cried because some asshole with a gun murdered my kid at school along with a dozen others, until I met a man that had to go through a firearms background check.
    6 points
  16. It's in Houston starts this Friday to Sunday so ends just before Memorial Day. Ironic. HQ is George R Brown Convention center - ads state everybody is welcome. I guess we will just see about that. It's been a long time since I was arrested.
    6 points
  17. I fervently wish for all of the gun nutters to rot in hell. Enough is enough.
    6 points
  18. The Kyiv Independent is a little miffed at the New York Times... Editorial: The Kyiv Independent’s response to the New York Times editorial board May 24, 2022 8:38 pm by The Kyiv Independent The New York Times editorial, “The War in Ukraine Is Getting Complicated, and America Isn’t Ready,” published on May 19, immediately caused an uproar in Ukraine. A veiled manifesto of appeasement from a newspaper known for its stellar coverage of Russia’s horrific invasion has disappointed many. In the editorial,
    6 points
  19. I am not running out to buy one, but let me play the devils advocate for a bit. This is a small costal cruiser, most likely a starter boat or a step down for an older sailor who wants something small, simple and low maintenance. For most the range will be fine. The lack of noise, and extra room in the interior from not having the running gear inside, is a big advantage for a smaller boat. The added maneuverability is a big sell for lots of us. When I moved up from dinghies to my keelboat the most stressful part was docking, not sailing. The smart phone feature is an add on, it does
    6 points
  20. I think it's more that Nazi's are Republicans, than Republican's are Nazi's...
    6 points
  21. Yes, it's only primer...but it's sure nice to see the transom all one color...:-) Heading back to Maine on the red-eye tonight...
    6 points
  22. Hey, here's an idea. Until we can figure out all the mental illness, violence, and enforcement problems that seems to be entirely unique the the US, maybe we should get rid of the guns. Once that is taken care of, we'll talk about returning them. Kind of like taking away sharp objects from the mental patients at the state hospital.
    5 points
  23. I have no idea how that thread got here or why. It was deleted at my request. if you didn’t see it, you are more fortunate than those of us who did.
    5 points
  24. I will bet that the last thought that went through those 14 kids minds had was, ‘I hope the media reports the correct type of gun used’. Haven’t the families suffered enough without having to endure shoddy and lazy weapon identification in the reporting of their child’s death? it is an outrage!
    5 points
  25. The NRA Annual meeting is in Houston this weekend. TFG, Cruz and Abbott will be there to speak. A number of us will be there to show what we think of them.
    5 points
  26. I personally think an embarrassing defeat for Putin and Russia is highly desirable.
    5 points
  27. Let's not replicate the dozens of arguments about electric propulsion here. As concluded elsewhere, obviously there are drawbacks, but for many, a somewhat limited range is not a big deal on a sailing vessel. For those of you who routinely motor into 4kt tidal currents for hours on end, rest assured diesel engines will still be available for you. Please focus your vitriol on the specific solution Hanse has developed. I for one think it's interesting, assuming the rudder system is properly engineered for the weird loads that would result. Vectored thrust is a good thing & this so
    5 points
  28. I finally did it. 2.5 years after buying Sea Change, a 1989 Pacific Seacraft Crealock 34, hull number 124, in Panamá, after getting chased out by COVID shutdown and having shoulder cuff surgery, and transiting the canal, I set sail from La Playita marina on Friday April 1, an auspicious day to do so, and sailed single-handed to Taiopae in Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas, French Polynesia. It was everything I dreamed it would be and more. I had an absolute blast, broke things and fixed them, especially my essential Pacific Windpilot wind vane, swam in 12000ft, survived thunderstorms, squalls, and ca
    5 points
  29. ...here is my old manual. Still have to refer to it due to my fading memory, while working on my 66 bus.
    5 points
  30. Went for a hot sail and cool swim with a couple of grand children today. This grand daughter will not be eating corn on the cob for a while:
    5 points
  31. Frank Gehry’s bathroom?
    5 points
  32. Unless you're a bow fisher, I don't understand why people like polarized sunglasses. I think it messes with reading puffs and a lot of instruments in sailing, can make wet/dry pavement evaluation difficult on a motorcycle, and using a face shield on any kind of helmet really annoying. And all the weird effects in auto glass during regular driving. Also heard that polarized glasses can make power lines less visible for free flight pilots.
    5 points
  33. On their 2nd capsize, they bent the tiller connecting bar, which toed the rudders in and loaded them up. After the 3rd capsize, they lost the rudder. They sailed pretty conservatively after that, and had no idea they were in first at the finish..
    5 points
  34. Ray-Ban tortusse wayfairers
    5 points

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