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  1. anyone know if that measuring cup attached to the Clorox container above has the ratio needed to bleach this image out of my mind??
  2. Hope those bozos did not pull their shoulders out patting themselves on themselves on their backs. USAF has been flying down there for 40+ years and hauling cargo to boot. Here is a c17 doing the route. Had a husband of one of my charges do a winter down there in the 80s as a research scientist. He told me in the winter if anything has a motor you have to be able to keep it warm or have the ability to tow it into a hut, else it is not going to restart. Cheaper to fly in a new piece of equipment than to ship it north in the summer season and repair it. They
  3. great explanation here of how Liberty Media took over F1 and then did the series when some of the manufacturers continued to be utter self centered tools. One can only hope Liberty Media decides to do the same for the America's Cup as it has the same issues of fiefdoms, tools at the top, overpriced technology toys, and ignorance of how media works in the 21st century..
  4. the history of going fast on 2 wheels (in a humorist way..)
  5. For 30 years radio station WBCN in Boston would play that cut in its entirely commercial free starting at noon on Thanksgiving Day with ads running for days beforehand. https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/11/19/wbcn-american-revolution-boston Must listening for the college kids in the area who thought that station was the end all... And immortalizing Arlo to all us teenagers in central and western Massachusetts. Most of us who never knew who his dad was until much later in life. Locals....err townies can recite the lines off that album at the drop of a hat like gol
  6. Was building a set of steps for a 5-stand this weekend when the retired carpenter consulting put us onto My First Pencil from Ticonderoga and available at Staples. https://www.staples.com/Dixon-Ticonderoga-My-First-Pencil-Bonus-Pencil-Sharpener-4-Pack/product_640198 Suckers are 50% thicker than normal pencils so they do not break. The also have a super soft lead that makes a highly visible line on wet or pressure treated wood. Easy to see when cutting with your saw. Comes with a sharper which is needed as it is too thick for traditional sharpers. Eraser cle
  7. good luck with that. There is an old saying in systems development "build a foolproof system and only a fool with use it" There will be ways around this in no time. You can do all the sensors you want. Nothing to stop someone from overriding the sensor or cpu just like folks do to those idiot engine kill features when you come to a stop. All those hair bun losers in the city sure are angry they have to ride bus with smelly winos while us cool kids drive v8s and turbos with 2000 dollar sound systems. Will do anything to try and make us as miserable as they are.
  8. Hang onto it, you never know... Last year I met a couple who had just purchased a Catalina 30 a couple slips away. The Atomic 4 would not run. i took a look and it had some grotty ignition points. Went home and dug out the points file and dwell meter i had put away in 1978 as everything after that was electronic ignition or diesel. A quick YouTube video refresher and I had it humming like a sewing machine much to the appreciation of the couple. You too can be a hero. Just takes time (and the right tool)..
  9. absolutely. Family would marvel when I told them I could sort every word in the dictionary along with the definitions in 10 seconds. Pure magic.. Had the respect of a doctor when people in town found out what I did for a living. One can also tell movies and TV shows of the 1970s and 80s as any scene with the sleuth scene would have spinning 9 channel tapes, blinking lights, impact printers giving up the culprit or the next clue. I once wrote a piece of code to run a mini-computer with lots of color screens on the monitor (eg display) looking important in front of some su
  10. this is an acoustic coupler, the forerunner to the modem. You connected to your dial phone. Had one of these exact babies when I was in the USAF in 1976. A whole 300 baud even though the phone lines were running at 56kb. Talk about slow... Remember having real issues with one connected to a terminal that we linked to our Burrough's 4700 mainframe to make code changes online instead of driving to the data center with a stack of cards with our edits to the code. But the SOB was acting flakey. My boss was an old avionics man and decided to take it apart. Suddenly h
  11. I estimate about 250,000 cards. Must be data, as in the day, no machine had enough memory for a compiler to handle that many lines of code in a single program. Looks like monthly payroll for the Pentagon and General DC area. Used to have to sort by ssan in reverse order prior to processing everyone's card into the mainframe. Start at position 9 and make a pass on a card sorter. Then do position 8. Then 7 etc. Used to take 2 days 24x7. If you fucked up anything, you had to start all over. What a PIA...
  12. though dirty, those bottoms are actually orange. Old timers say orange bottoms are wicked fast...
  13. Hope you are lucky and like it. Once you put the key in a Carvana purchase, that is it. Sure you can return it. But only get another carvana shitbox. No chance of getting your cash back. I am more than happy purchasing factory certified autos. If anything goes wrong, I know the dealership actually knows a thing or 2 about the vehicle, has access to parts and technical tools and documentation.
  14. what kind of paint holds onto that ash so they look like my PVC ones? ;<)
  15. That is the emergency exit ladder. You know the old saying "You stay with the boat until you can step up into the life raft" For when, you know, you collide with an air craft carrier due not paying attention while trying to trim the jib with the forestay being made out of stretchy nylon. All perfectly normal... ;<) No explanation WTF is bolted to the back. Looks like an garage ATV jack from Harbor Freight.
  16. So why did One Sails give them a franchise if the loft was known to be dodgy? A tiger never loses it's stripes as the saying goes. Nothing but fucking greed to expand their global footprint and that shit is going to stick on them for a long time as the Internet never forgets. I come from the 45 years in the corporate world at fortune 100 companies. Fastest way to find a career ejector seat in your cubicle is to do ANYTHING that tarnishes the company brand and then not do everything humanly possible to resolve the situation. Even sat in a customer escalation position wh
  17. If you do try, does one have to start with the 2nd disc first? Asking for a friend..
  18. "you train like you fight." Rather dent up a sub in peace time and know where the chart is fubar, then in a hot war where losing such a mission capability for a year or more is more serious than a heart attack. I can see why China wants to know where the accident occurred. Not for navigation purposes, but to know where the US Navy is snooping about in their back yard. EVERY DAY, young men and women risk their lives whether or not the US is at war. Planes go down, trucks flip over, parachutes fail to open. Hence why many of us hold service people in high regard. Putt
  19. Yammie Noob is also amusing and has decent production values. Every picture, every word hits to the bone if you are into the sport. Need a guy like this to talk about types of sailors.
  20. this just in "the front fell off..." amazing the injuries were as few as reported.
  21. That sucks as he was a hero of mine. Remember him at Laconia NH driving a Pop's Yoshimura GS1000 superbike in the 1980s. One year he was leading by over half a lap with 3 to go. But Wes would never back off. Came out the last corner onto the straightaway flat out and clipped the wall in front of the grandstand at speed shattering the left cover and killing the motor. Cost him the race and NOBODY was in his league that day. Everyone swooned for those garish green Kawasaki Eddie Lawson bikes, but Wes could out drive him with ease on his Suzuki. Ride On bro
  22. For misfires I suggest a total tear down and cleaning with solvent and a toothbrush. Gunpowder reside is like glue as it builds up. For kick back, I am not sure what you are shooting. My competition Beretta has a piston that absorbs most the hit. You can add a recoil pad to your vest for short money no matter what you shoot. They make a huge difference when going through a lot of shells in a day. I find folks at our range wearing fancy vests and the pad inserted in the wrong shoulder pocket. Boy are they happy when I point it out. if you have a shot
  23. these MFers were out of control. They already had 3 accidental discharges on the set according to this link. https://jonathanturley.org/2021/10/23/corners-were-being-cut-baldwin-shooting-already-has-the-makings-a-blockbuster-tort-action/ Let that sink in. Wouldn't you get a bit gun shy if there are accidental discharges in your place of work Just 1 accidental discharge at my range would create an immediate cold range, and an inquisition for the idiot and the RSO (Range Safety Officer) on duty likely by end of day with the board members to get to the bottom of exac
  24. 1%er issue. Never had it on my Formula 18 Hobie Cat. Right into the bag on the trampoline..
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