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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby somitomi » Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:17 am UTC

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Giant Speck » Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:32 am UTC

My passenger side headlight burnt out last night, so I ordered some new bulbs on Amazon and got them this afternoon. At work, I was looking up instructions on how to change out the bulbs, and I was getting ridiculous instructions like removing the wheel and reaching up through the wheel well to change out the bulb.


All I needed to do was pop open the hood.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby addams » Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:33 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:New World foods are the best. Squash, potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and more! Not to mention other tasty stuff like chocolate, vanilla, papaya, passionfruit, guava, pineapple, avocado, pecans, and sunflower seeds. Although there’s not many domestic food animals from the New World, turkey is good and Muscovy duck is fantastic. Eating a purely Old World diet would be boring and tiring. Heck, now that I think about it, most of my non-meat (and non-leaf) food consumption is stuff from the New World!
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Well...They stopped; Mission accomplished.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sableagle » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:20 pm UTC

Would wearing this on a hiking trip be a bad idea?

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Zohar » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:20 pm UTC

Yes. It will make other people uneasy.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby pogrmman » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:37 am UTC

For whatever reason, I got approached in the airport today by someone who only spoke Spanish and was looking for help finding her gate. I know more than enough Spanish to get by in such a situation and to make a little chit chat, and it was awesome having an opportunity to practice normal conversation with someone. I haven’t gotten a chance to do that in forever.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby addams » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:41 am UTC

pogrmman wrote:For whatever reason, I got approached in the airport today by someone who only spoke Spanish and was looking for help finding her gate. I know more than enough Spanish to get by in such a situation and to make a little chit chat, and it was awesome having an opportunity to practice normal conversation with someone. I haven’t gotten a chance to do that in forever.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Quercus » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:24 pm UTC

Giant Speck wrote:My passenger side headlight burnt out last night, so I ordered some new bulbs on Amazon and got them this afternoon. At work, I was looking up instructions on how to change out the bulbs, and I was getting ridiculous instructions like removing the wheel and reaching up through the wheel well to change out the bulb.


All I needed to do was pop open the hood.


You lucky bastard. My headlight recently burnt out 350 miles from home at a motorway service station. Luckily the petrol station sold the bulbs, but to change a headlight on my car requires you to remove the wheel arch trim (which is held on by plastic fasteners grown both stiff and brittle since the car was new. The hardest one to get off, which I royally fucked up in the attempt, it turns out that I didn't even have to remove). Then you need to reach up, blind, because there's room for one hand, or space to look at what you're doing, not both, and remove the connector, the rubber gasket and manipulate an exceedingly fiddly retention clip to remove the bulb.

It's even worse putting the new bulb in, because you need to do the whole blind fumbling routine in reverse, while avoiding the glass of the bulb getting any dirt, grease or scratches on it at all.

All in all that was 45 minutes of lying on my back on petrol-stained concrete in the cold and dark that I'd rather not repeat. I'm seriously considering asking my garage to just change out the bulbs every couple of services and be done with it (it'd be easy once you have the car lifted up and appropriate tools to hand).

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby sardia » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 pm UTC

You could just risked the stern complaint from the cops, and just drive home until you get to the mechanics tomorrow. You only use headlights during the day. Dunno how greedy the cops are by you.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby tms » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:13 pm UTC

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby ObsessoMom » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:22 pm UTC

The clever pun aside,
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Quercus » Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:08 pm UTC

sardia wrote:You could just risked the stern complaint from the cops, and just drive home until you get to the mechanics tomorrow.


It wasn't so much the stern complaint I was worried about - it was the many miles of unlighted motorway at night on the way home - only being able to see obstructions on one side didn't strike me as a very safe proposition.

You only use headlights during the day.


Huh? Possibly some language confusion - I definitely use headlights at night.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Thesh » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:03 pm UTC

I think they are confusing headlights with daytime running lights.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Quercus » Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:14 pm UTC

Thesh wrote:I think they are confusing headlights with daytime running lights.

Seems likely. My car ain't fancy enough to have those!

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sungura » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:17 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:
Thesh wrote:I think they are confusing headlights with daytime running lights.

Seems likely. My car ain't fancy enough to have those!

I found mine the other day! Its a setting on the twist knob to turn on lights. So its not auto or anything, but they exist!
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Postby somitomi » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:32 pm UTC

Feel good story for today: I've been loking for an audio frequency voltmeter for a couple projects I'm working on. Couldn't find any on the online auction sites and such I usually get my used electronics from and ebay had rather expensive or distant offers. So I located a forum thread dedicated to electrical instruments and asked if anyone knew where to find one. Instead someone offered to give me a vacuum tube voltmeter for a couple cans of beer. So I visited a pleasant man with a lot of tube amplifiers (and a Hammond organ) in various states of repair scattered around his living room and received some advice and anecdotes to go with my "new" instrument.
That kind of sounds like bragging, but actually I'm just sort of awestruck by how nice people can be to complete strangers.

Epilogue: I didn't even mind that much, when it didn't seem to work properly. It's not a great loss and there's always some chance to fix it (although I know nothing about vacuum tubes). But then I noticed one wire broke off a solder tab and that was it.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sungura » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:16 am UTC

If you could be any startrek character from any of the tv series, which and why?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby addams » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:11 am UTC

Sungura wrote:If you could be any startrek character from any of the tv series, which and why?
Off the top of my head...
I'd like to be the character Guinan played by Whoopi Goldberg.

Because, she was emotionally deep while being level headed.
Like any good bartender people turned to her and she responded well.

It was a well written part and Whoopi played it well.

Oh!
I remember liking her clothes
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Postby Zohar » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:09 pm UTC

Guinan probably had a pretty good job, and life in general. All of these shows kind of by default involve being in a lot of danger and mortal peril. If you ignore that bit, well... On the one hand I want to say Dax because I think their experience of life is awesome, but it also means saying goodbye to way too many people. Can I be Data's cat, Spot?
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Postby SecondTalon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:34 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:If you could be any startrek character from any of the tv series, which and why?

That's easy, I'd be the most powerful influencer of Starfleet - Mr. Boothby. Don't have to do much important, no big huge decisions ever weigh on me, yet I've got every Officer in Star Fleet's undivided attention when I say whatever stupid crap comes to mind, as long as I put enough "down home common man" spin on it.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sungura » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:56 pm UTC

Zohar wrote: Can I be Data's cat, Spot?

Sure, you can be Spot!

And wow I had to look up Boothby. Been so long since i watched them i forgotten that character.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby mathmannix » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:23 pm UTC

[OK, apparently this is "fleeting thoughts", it took me a while... I don't usually visit the "General" fora...]
So, I had this question about volleyball, and I couldn't find an actual "sports" forum so I guess there isn't one? But anyway, here I am. (I was only thinking of volleyball because somebody bumped the "Sports Champions [2022]" comic thread.)

Decades ago, I used to buy and read the Old Farmer's Almanac every year, and one time I remember reading a history of volleyball which seems ludicrous now that I am an adult, plus there is nothing similar in Wikipedia. So it was either an urban legend from before the internet made these things easier to check (seen a few of those in old Uncle John's books as well), or else an April Fool's joke or something like that on the part of the writer / editor, and I thought it was true somehow until today. Very mildly NSFW (and there was an accompanying pencil sketch as I recall.)

Can anybody find any evidence for this even being a folk legend or anything?

Anyway, here it is, best as I can recollect / paraphrase from probably 25 years ago or more.

Prior to the French Revolution, the wealthy French aristocrat the Marquis de Valet had an interesting way of punishing the prisoners in his dungeon. He forced the prisoners to watch the royal chambermaids bat pieces of baguette across a washing line from which hung all their clothes. Then when the game was over, they made the prisoners eat the bread. This became the sport of Volleyball, named for the Marquis.

Doesn't even sound real now that I mention it, but you can understand why teenage (or preteen) me remembered it.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby suffer-cait » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:27 am UTC

Theres a thread for finding what you read once in a book associated part of the fora.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby PM 2Ring » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:29 pm UTC

Sungura wrote:If you could be any startrek character from any of the tv series, which and why?

I always thought the silicon-based Horta, first introduced in TOS episode The Devil in the Dark, were fascinating. But they do look rather ugly to us carbon-based life forms, so maybe I wouldn't like to actually be one. :) OTOH, it would be neat to be able to tunnel through solid rock like that. And they do have a very long lifespan...

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Quercus » Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:55 pm UTC

Being Odo, the shapeshifting head of station security from DS9 would make being genderfluid a *lot* simpler, but then I don't really want to be a security officer. I guess if I'm him then I can put in a transfer request to the engineering section, which would be much more my cup of tea.

Also, while we're on Star Trek, let me introduce those of you unfamiliar with it to this gem of a song

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sungura » Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:05 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:
Also, while we're on Star Trek, let me introduce those of you unfamiliar with it to this gem of a song

I was hoping it was not the why is kirk climbing a mountain song, or the one with the chicken little type animated startrek characters.
...i was not disappointed that was awesome
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:39 pm UTC

I've said it before and I'll keep repeating it - with songs like that and others, Voltaire appears on all fronts to be an artist I'd enjoy and yet... I don't. At all. One or two songs are okay, the rest are just not enjoyable.

It's rather maddening, honestly, to find someone who ticks so many "You will like this" boxes and just doesn't.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Thesh » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:33 pm UTC

The Doctor, because he is the only legitimate leftist in the show, and he actually convinced Janeway to give him command authority so he could seize control and lead a hologram uprising to overthrow the Federation. He is badass.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Flumble » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:01 am UTC

Naturally one wants to be Q. Because being Q (or any other one of those beings) gives you access to any other character whenever you wish.


Quercus wrote:Also, while we're on Star Trek, let me introduce those of you unfamiliar with it to this gem of a song

Haha, good song. :D

ST, what might tick you off
is his tell-ya-what-cowboy deliv'ry
on the same musical rhythm
e-ve-ry single one time.
In the random songs that I've browsed through, everything is the same (no changes or dynamic or passion or whatever you call it) both within a song and between songs. So the songs have to live off good witty lyrics and a good voice.

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Postby SecondTalon » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:13 am UTC

No no, I dig that too.

It almost feels like one of those collage things they used to do that they may still do with photoshop, where they take the attractive features of various celebrities of the same gender identity and mash'em together to make this unattractive mess of a hypothetical human, except music.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby New User » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:07 am UTC

Good analogy.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby PM 2Ring » Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:51 am UTC

OTOH, if you average several different faces together, the resulting composite is (usually) more attractive than the originals. See examples here, and play with the interactive viewer.

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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Sungura » Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:14 am UTC

Flumble wrote:
ST, what might tick you off
is his tell-ya-what-cowboy deliv'ry
on the same musical rhythm
e-ve-ry single one time.
In the random songs that I've browsed through, everything is the same (no changes or dynamic or passion or whatever you call it) both within a song and between songs. So the songs have to live off good witty lyrics and a good voice.

I thought that was just him making fun of the Shatner comma?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Angua » Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:05 am UTC

Flumble wrote:Naturally one wants to be Q. Because being Q (or any other one of those beings) gives you access to any other character whenever you wish.

TBH I was thinking Amanda, because then you don't have to get Q's personality. She seemed pretty cool.
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Postby Zohar » Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:05 pm UTC

Yeah I don't think I'd want to be Q. In general I wouldn't want to be a near immortal being.
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Postby SecondTalon » Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:55 am UTC

PM 2Ring wrote:OTOH, if you average several different faces together, the resulting composite is (usually) more attractive than the originals. See examples here, and play with the interactive viewer.

Since I've started seeing those, I've always dug them a lot simply because "average looking" means something completely different in the context of those.
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Postby somitomi » Sat May 11, 2019 8:15 am UTC

This post will mention various forms of towing and combinations of those, so I'm inclined to introduce notation:
A.B A tows (trailer) B with a tow hitch
A-B A tows vehicle B with a rope or towpole
A[B] A carries B on top. If B is connected to something not on A, the symbol for this connection will precede the closing brackets, while the symbol for a connection to A will be after it.
A while ago a short video showing a minivan towing another car (minivan-car in my newly introduced system) at around 130 km/h on motorway made the rounds on the Hungarian parts of the internet, provoking a little frightened awe. A little while later, a Romanian van crashed on a Hungarian motorway, it's driver then astounding the public of both countries by covering the remaining thousand kilometers in the wrecked van he "repaired" with copious amounts of sellotape and cardboard boxes. A little while later police stopped a veritable road train: van.trailer[van-]van. You might think this is hard to top, but you're demonstrably wrong, the winning combination as of yesterday is: car transporter[car].trailer[car]-car.trailer[car]
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby PAstrychef » Sat May 11, 2019 2:50 pm UTC

I find the van with the side view blocked by cardboard very scary. Are some of this other hook ups held on with tape?
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby somitomi » Sat May 11, 2019 9:44 pm UTC

PAstrychef wrote:I find the van with the side view blocked by cardboard very scary. Are some of this other hook ups held on with tape?

No, but the towbar in the triple-van combo was MacGyvered to the towball of the second van using a load strap, so the mindset was pretty similar.
I personally find all of these pretty terrifying, but on the flipside the much more common van.trailer[car] doing a 120-130 km/h suddenly seems benign in comparison.
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Re: Thoughts for ships

Postby Flumble » Sat May 11, 2019 10:52 pm UTC

I wouldn't be much more scared of a tripe trailer combo driving at >100 km/h than a single (heavily loaded) trailer. While a triple pendulum gets chaotic more easily, it takes some fascination and driving experience with cars to try drive such a death trap on the motorway.


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