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Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on January 10, 2014, 04:37:44 PM
I just learned what a bikini bridge is. Its a shah thing fo sho. :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on January 10, 2014, 04:49:54 PM
Thank you for not posting a picture.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Formerly Known as Bigfoot on January 10, 2014, 04:51:29 PM
I just learned today (actually yesterday due to time change) on how bad traffic can really be in Thailand.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on January 10, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
I probably knew it already but $RANDOM in ksh returns a random number.

Carl
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 10, 2014, 05:09:16 PM
I learned I kind of like the mohawk.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: steve.ski on January 10, 2014, 05:19:28 PM
I just learned what a bikini bridge is. Its a shah thing fo sho. :bigok:


I'm going to thank you from the bottom of my heart for enlightening me.

http://bikinibridge.tumblr.com/ (http://bikinibridge.tumblr.com/)

 :)

I (re)learned that motorcycles can really mess up mountain bike trails.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on January 10, 2014, 05:31:23 PM
Thank you for not posting a picture.

Its not a bad thing but probably not SFW at some job sites.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fourstring on January 10, 2014, 08:26:03 PM
I learned how federal student loans work on the government level. And that a few people on this planet can out-fart me. Don't share a car with those people.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 10, 2014, 08:29:08 PM
Rain or snow. Every one still drives like a moron.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 10, 2014, 09:31:06 PM
Ed likes road raging!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 10, 2014, 10:19:39 PM
Just don't get in my way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 04:13:12 AM
Ed owns the roads.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on January 11, 2014, 05:37:40 AM
I learned rhat Subarus are great cars for snowy mountain roads. :shrug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 11, 2014, 08:31:26 AM
Thanks to the local news, I learned that if it rains when the ground in frozen, the rain will turn into ice on the ground, and roads.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 11, 2014, 10:36:32 AM
I found this web store dedicated to selling prog rock music:

http://www.kinesiscd.com/index.html (http://www.kinesiscd.com/index.html)

Stinky hippies might enjoy this sort of thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 11, 2014, 01:43:16 PM
I learned rhat Subarus are great cars for snowy mountain roads. :shrug:

You are so rite.

Back in the 80's i had a chance to drive a Subaru wagon and i couldn't get it stuck in the snow. I rammed this thing into snow drifts pulled the floor shifter and it didn't even spin a wheel.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 06:21:42 PM
I learned that missing your exit & getting lost in Downtown Chicago isn't so bad!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 06:23:04 PM
I also learned, that even w/ getting lost in Chicago, I can make it from home to Janesville, WI & back in 10 hours w/ only 2 stops!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on January 11, 2014, 08:24:27 PM
`sounds like the I-90 construction from Rockford to Elgin wasn't too heavy...

What slip-up did you have in Chicago?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on January 11, 2014, 08:30:31 PM
I learned chicken wings are white meat.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 08:59:31 PM
`sounds like the I-90 construction from Rockford to Elgin wasn't too heavy...

What slip-up did you have in Chicago?

Somehow I missed the 94W continuation around the curve & ended up going straight for 5 miles or so before I realized that I wasn't on 94W anymore. So I got off at 912 I think to pick up 90 but it ended up being closed & who the hell knows where I was but the roads were all mucked up, no cars, no visible signs, nothing but rail yards, smoke stacks & factories but I somehow managed to find my way back to a civilized road & then crossed a big iron bridge & before you know it I was on the toll road. Getting lost unbelievably shaved 15 minutes off of my trip!

The construction zone was moving along pretty good. We didn't hit any backups anywhere. It slowed down for about 30 seconds on our way back when we went through downtown.

Only saw 1 police car all day but he was already w/ someone!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 09:00:48 PM
I learned chicken wings are white meat.

Me too!  :lol:  I read it on the Internet so it has to be true!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 11, 2014, 09:41:05 PM
The flu sucks
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 09:49:11 PM
Ed is sick.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on January 11, 2014, 09:50:41 PM
Stripes can't figure out how to post a pic.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 11, 2014, 09:53:07 PM
Stripes can't figure out how to post a pic.

it's being fooking stoopid
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: FJR1300 on January 12, 2014, 05:50:29 AM
I learned to ride a BMW through a big pile of snow. It was funny and really scarey at the same time.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on January 13, 2014, 07:30:55 AM
I learned that missing your exit & getting lost in Downtown Chicago isn't so bad!

When I was young and living in Milwaukee, I managed to get lost in South Chicago, with my future wife. Very scary.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 13, 2014, 08:39:12 AM

When I was young and living in Milwaukee, I managed to get lost in South Chicago, with my future wife. Very scary.


And still is.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on January 13, 2014, 10:44:36 AM
Running a molasses based rum through a still a second time produces 165 proof clear liquid.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on January 16, 2014, 08:48:56 AM
Child rearing may have changed significantly in the past 20 years, but sitting a squalling, cranky toddler is no more enjoyable.
Hurry springtime.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 16, 2014, 09:03:09 AM
Making bootable ISO files is remarkably easy and handy.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 16, 2014, 10:21:03 AM
It's still winter. Snow coming.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 16, 2014, 05:42:12 PM
That I continue to not get being an "Aggie". I mean, its understandable...sort of...when you're IN school...but to still be "all about it" when you're pushing 60 is just kinda pathetic in a brain-damaged hillbilly manner.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 16, 2014, 05:49:17 PM
That I continue to not get being an "Aggie". I mean, its understandable...sort of...when you're IN school...but to still be "all about it" when you're pushing 60 is just kinda pathetic in a brain-damaged hillbilly manner.

Careful. That's our guv'ner you're talking about.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on January 16, 2014, 08:50:22 PM
To remove the lower wishbone assembly on a Jaguar XJ-S, the first step involves the removal of the entire front suspension unit.

Oh, and that the engine rests on that, and will need supplemental support.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 16, 2014, 09:09:00 PM
It's getting harder & harder to find descent help these days. Everybody wants a job but no one wants to work.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 16, 2014, 09:10:55 PM
It's getting harder & harder to find descent help these days. Everybody wants a job but no one wants to work.

I take the elevator a lot.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KLRchickie on January 16, 2014, 09:18:21 PM
To remove the lower wishbone assembly on a Jaguar XJ-S, the first step involves the removal of the entire front suspension unit.

Oh, and that the engine rests on that, and will need supplemental support.


:lol:
Shortcuts don't likely work any better on those than on a UniMoG!  For example, the procedure for replacing the transmission on our 404 goes as follows:
1) disassemble entire truck
2) replace transmission
3) proceed visa versa (Mercedes manuals :o when they say "proceed visa versa, except note" you KNOW you're in trouble :P)

We didn't follow step one as fully as we should have in 2002 when we blew our transmission in Oregon (we left the bed of the truck on, as we were living in our camper at the time, the swap would have been easier with that removed too...):
http://www.volkswagenhaven.net/nwmf2002.html (http://www.volkswagenhaven.net/nwmf2002.html)
Hence the "shortcuts" remark above.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 16, 2014, 09:31:16 PM
Never under estimate Triumph engineering.  :facepalm:

If anyone has tried to get the clutch switch off you know exactly what I'm talking about.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mr.awesome on January 16, 2014, 09:58:48 PM
Allen Bradley powerflex 400 VFD's are not compatible with Fireye Nexus 6100 burner controls :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 16, 2014, 10:25:41 PM
Allen Bradley powerflex 400 VFD's are not compatible with Fireye Nexus 6100 burner controls :facepalm:

Everyone knows that!   :lol: 


I have no idea what those things are...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on January 17, 2014, 12:02:46 AM
Egalitarian does not mean "only eats eagles".
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on January 17, 2014, 03:06:45 AM
Gilligan's Island was a tv show from the 1960's.  I really had no idea it was that old.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 17, 2014, 03:22:29 PM
Keep it up, Matt. I will lead you to only bad BBQ if you're down for the GP again. :D

Carefully crafted by beavers and sent through alternate dimensions.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 17, 2014, 07:40:28 PM
...that one of my students had an awesome simile on her exam today. 

"Yeast fills bread like it fill our lives."

I sense a future brewer.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on January 18, 2014, 03:07:26 AM
Keep it up, Matt. I will lead you to only bad BBQ if you're down for the GP again. :D

Carefully crafted by beavers and sent through alternate dimensions.

 :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on January 18, 2014, 10:42:43 AM
Shoveling snow in a swirling wind is not very effective.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 18, 2014, 10:58:48 AM
Shoveling snow in a swirling wind is not very effective.


Try using the snow blower.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on January 18, 2014, 11:27:28 AM
I'm still young enough for manual labor.  I shovel until the chest pains start then shovel some more.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 18, 2014, 12:31:09 PM
Keep it up, Matt. I will lead you to only bad BBQ if you're down for the GP again. :D

 :bigsmile:

Hah! You know it's an empty threat because that would mean that I would have to eat bad BBQ, too, and we know that ain't gonna happen.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 18, 2014, 01:48:35 PM
Keep it up, Matt. I will lead you to only bad BBQ if you're down for the GP again. :D

 :bigsmile:

Hah! You know it's an empty threat because that would mean that I would have to eat bad BBQ, too, and we know that ain't gonna happen.  :)

You've never eaten bad bbq?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on January 18, 2014, 02:01:32 PM
Does such a thing exist?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 18, 2014, 02:06:06 PM
Definitely.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 18, 2014, 02:07:52 PM
STN blows.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on January 18, 2014, 02:21:49 PM
Keep it up, Matt. I will lead you to only bad BBQ if you're down for the GP again. :D

 :bigsmile:

Hah! You know it's an empty threat because that would mean that I would have to eat bad BBQ, too, and we know that ain't gonna happen.  :)

You've never eaten bad bbq?

Oh, I have had some truly awful BBQ, a lot of it in Texas, but I would never knowingly lead someone to bad BBQ. Places that serve bad BBQ should be shunned until they die from lack of patrons. Latest example: joint called Cotten's BBQ (an old name in Q from down around Corpus Christi) opens a couple of miles from the house. BiL and I are running errands so we decide to give it a go. I've got a bad feeling about this, Chewie...

Clue the 1st: They have a hostess station.
Clue the 2nd: They have waiters in semi-formal garb, cloth napkins and full place settings.
Clue the 3rd: Hands down the shittiest BBQ I've eaten since a place, which I refuse to name in Cloudcroft, NM, on a bike trip in 2005.

Cotten's BBQ is closed. Shunned. Dead. I'd rather have eaten at Bill Miller than have given those folks another dime.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 18, 2014, 03:59:22 PM
Loosing a good friend really sucks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 18, 2014, 04:35:27 PM
Loosing a good friend really sucks.

I understand losing a really good friend.  :-*
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 19, 2014, 11:13:13 AM
Loosing a good friend really sucks.

I understand losing a really good friend.  :-*

Me too.

Last week I learned that kindness comes from the unlikeliest people. An old man fell in a busy shopping street (he came into the hospital where I work) and all the shoppers just walked around him.

Three homeless street drinkers put down their bottles of cheap wine and rushed over to help him up.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on January 19, 2014, 11:33:04 AM
Well apparently the homeless drunks weren't busy!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on January 19, 2014, 11:58:49 AM
Well apparently the homeless drunks weren't busy!

Homeless drunks are good people. Homeless freaks (mentally ill) on the other hand a freaking dangerous around here.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 19, 2014, 02:02:50 PM
Well apparently the homeless drunks weren't busy!

Homeless drunks are good people. Homeless freaks (mentally ill) on the other hand a freaking dangerous around here.

Round here, they are pretty nice. Steal your wallet? Tick. Help you out? tick.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 24, 2014, 11:48:07 AM
Honda thinks it invented the unibody SUV.
Honda is more concerned about 'looks' and 'perception' than actual performance.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on January 24, 2014, 11:57:32 AM
Honda is more concerned about 'looks' and 'perception' than actual performance.

Then they are the PERFECT manufacturer for 90% of the US population.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 24, 2014, 12:15:54 PM
Honda is more concerned about 'looks' and 'perception' than actual performance.

Then they are the PERFECT manufacturer for 90% of the US population.

I think you are correct.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 05, 2014, 04:17:01 PM
I relearened that insurance companies suck. Which part of my accident insurance don't they understand? I've lost a finger. So, they need to check with a doctor. Fecking idjuts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on February 05, 2014, 08:07:47 PM
I learned how to change the licence plate bulbs on the truck today after getting pulled over last night by the local PD.


I'd say f'ing Cop but he was just doing his job...I work in a very bad area and upon walking up the side of the truck and seeing all of the grey in my beard he was visibly  disappointedHe then  told me to fix the lights and walked away without another word.







Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 05, 2014, 08:19:16 PM
I learned how to change the licence plate bulbs on the truck today after getting pulled over last night by the local PD.




The licence plate lights on my P/U haven't worked for 10 years. Never been pulled over.


I did however learn today when you find your news paper buried in the snow with the snowblower it makes a lot of confetti.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: R Doug on February 05, 2014, 08:23:17 PM
I learned that River Song is the Gallifreyan translation for... #spoilers
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 05, 2014, 10:06:26 PM
I did however learn today when you find your news paper buried in the snow with the snowblower it makes a lot of confetti.

 :lol:   I almost did that with my neighbor's paper.  I wondered what would happen...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 06, 2014, 07:16:21 AM
Flourescent lights don't like sub-zero temperatures.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 06, 2014, 07:30:09 AM
Flourescent lights don't like sub-zero temperatures.


I learned that Kneescrubber needs to upgrade bulbs/ballasts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on February 13, 2014, 07:21:05 PM
"strap on" backwards is "no parts"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 13, 2014, 07:26:41 PM
There are some teachers with strong feelings about the need to still teach cursive handwriting.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 13, 2014, 07:37:14 PM
"strap on" backwards...
:needpics:

The "bewbie" thread is kinda bare.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on February 13, 2014, 07:49:23 PM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 13, 2014, 08:57:38 PM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."

Power supplier is not to impressed with it either...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on February 13, 2014, 09:08:12 PM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."

Power supplier is not to impressed with it either...



   Your as bad as the f'in cop.....ya shoot the ice on the tree limb not the wire......
 :nuts:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 13, 2014, 09:12:30 PM
That sounds like the start to a great story!  :bigok:  Who was holding your beer?   :bigsmile:

In your defense, I have myself used the 12 ga tree trimming method, although not near power lines.  Mine were above a roof just out of reach of the trimmer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on February 13, 2014, 10:25:07 PM
I learned that there's actually a definition of "buttload" and it isn't what I thought.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 14, 2014, 07:31:40 AM
I learned that there's actually a definition of "buttload" and it isn't what I thought.

To borrow a phrase from another forum;  Ignorance fought.   Well done!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on February 14, 2014, 08:27:34 AM
I learned my mind is much more flexible than my body.   :rolf:  Learning a new exercise in yoga yesterday, I had my left hip crack like a shotgun just a fraction of a second before I collapsed on the mat.  I was fine, but my hip is much more limber today.  Apparently, I cleared a bunch of crud out of the joint and broke some bound up tendons free. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fourstring on February 14, 2014, 08:44:01 AM

I relearened that insurance companies suck. Which part of my accident insurance don't they understand? I've lost a finger. So, they need to check with a doctor. Fecking idjuts.

Wait, what?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 14, 2014, 10:44:52 AM
I relearened that insurance companies suck. Which part of my accident insurance don't they understand? I've lost a finger. So, they need to check with a doctor. Fecking idjuts.
Ask them whom to send your finger to, and how much to insure the shipment for.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bomber on February 14, 2014, 11:34:12 AM
I learned two things, so far . . .

Thing the first -- Aerospace 303 Protectant is apprently water based. Who knew (not me).

Second thing -- my wife, while recounting stupid customer tricks, taught me to type #WTF - I am a fan of economy in communition. Bueno!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on February 14, 2014, 12:08:27 PM
We learned this week that our 75lb black lab is no match for my sister's 18lb tabby.  The recent Feline - Canine Cold War went to DefCon 1 when Murphy, the aforementioned cat, dropped a turd directly in front of the dog's bed.  Recent intelligence reports suggest this may have been a retaliatory strike for being chased down the hallway the night before.

The initial on-site BDA showed a high degree of accuracy with little or no collateral damage.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on February 14, 2014, 02:40:11 PM
We learned this week that our 75lb black lab is no match for my sister's 18lb tabby.  The recent Feline - Canine Cold War went to DefCon 1 when Murphy, the aforementioned cat, dropped a turd directly in front of the dog's bed.  Recent intelligence reports suggest this may have been a retaliatory strike for being chased down the hallway the night before.

The initial on-site BDA showed a high degree of accuracy with little or no collateral damage.

Out.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fourstring on February 14, 2014, 03:24:38 PM
I learned that there's a train line from St. Louis to Moline, with a bike path that heads along the Mississippi back to St. Louis.

I think I found my next trip...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 14, 2014, 04:40:07 PM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."

Power supplier is not to impressed with it either...



   Your as bad as the f'in cop.....ya shoot the ice on the tree limb not the wire......
 :nuts:

Typical redneck statement, two years later I'm back for a faulted cable (yea, it happens on overhead too)  trust me your not the first
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on February 14, 2014, 06:46:22 PM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."

Power supplier is not to impressed with it either...



   Your as bad as the f'in cop.....ya shoot the ice on the tree limb not the wire......
 :nuts:

Typical redneck statement, two years later I'm back for a faulted cable (yea, it happens on overhead too)  trust me your not the first

Not likely...


this "redneck" is also a lineman.


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on February 15, 2014, 12:12:11 PM



I just learned that nine out of ten recent high school grads can't find Canada on a map of the United States.       :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on February 15, 2014, 12:46:23 PM



I just learned that nine out of ten recent high school grads can't find Canada on a map of the United States.       :crazy:
I'd worry more if they did.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 15, 2014, 01:58:13 PM



I just learned that nine out of ten recent high school grads can't find Canada on a map of the United States.       :crazy:
I'd worry more if they did.  :lol:

+1
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 15, 2014, 07:36:14 PM
 :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 16, 2014, 11:31:14 AM
 There are two rules in life:
1. Never tell anyone everything you know.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 16, 2014, 12:30:02 PM
Quote
There are two rules in life:
1. Never tell anyone everything you know.
:bluduh:

If you are going to sabotage a clean pair of pants, bacon is best.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on February 16, 2014, 12:36:18 PM
I'll make an 8 hour round trip drive to buy a piece of stereo gear (and eat some top quality BBQ just to sweeten the deal).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on February 16, 2014, 02:18:46 PM
Garmin Express is pain in the a** on underpowered notebooks.  :mad:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 17, 2014, 05:52:04 PM
I'll make an 8 hour round trip drive to buy a piece of stereo gear (and eat some top quality BBQ just to sweeten the deal).

Oooh. Where'd you go?

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 17, 2014, 06:08:25 PM
If you make cream of chicken soup (for the base of chicken stew) with white wine instead of water you have to adjust the seasonings a bit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on February 17, 2014, 07:43:39 PM
I'll make an 8 hour round trip drive to buy a piece of stereo gear (and eat some top quality BBQ just to sweeten the deal).


Oooh. Where'd you go?


Montgomery, TX. Ate at Southside Market in Elgin on the way back to SA. I loves me some hot guts.

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Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 18, 2014, 01:52:12 PM
Nice beast. What make? Me, I have an old AR101 with a Linn Basik arm + Goldring Lenco MC cartirdge.,
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 18, 2014, 07:36:05 PM
I re-learned a lesson today.
At an early age, I put a pocket knife into my eye.
Very fortunately, my vision wasn't affected, and I've worn eye protection everywhere since.
People who know me well, have never seen me awake without effective eye gear.
Today while snow blowing the neighbour's drive, I hit a chunk of ice that rocked the 'blower.
I didn't realize I'd been struck until I came in the house, and the wife saw my right eye.
The lower left socket quadrant is that uniquely unmistakable steel-blue-crimson you might remember from boxing class.
Wear your eye protection, people.
You never know...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on February 18, 2014, 09:03:15 PM
Nice beast. What make? Me, I have an old AR101 with a Linn Basik arm + Goldring Lenco MC cartirdge.,


Nice setup. I had an AR table back in the 80's with the stock arm and a Shure V-15-III. Nice sounding combo.

The beast is a Mitsubishi LT-30. 35 pound linear tracking table. It came with a brand new Grado Black but I swapped in my AT-912Sa cart designed for CD4 playback with the Shibata stylus. I'm casually shopping for an MC cart and building a JFET MC phono pre - link below. Now if I would get off my ass and fix the signal fade when warm issue with the Yamaha C-40 pre I have...it's already set up for MM/MC phono input...neither my AMC tube pre nor the Luxman SS pre have MC support.

http://boozhoundlabs.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html (http://boozhoundlabs.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on February 26, 2014, 03:49:32 AM
The (official) birthplace of rap was in New Jersey.  The Sugarhill Gang was from NJ and recorded "Rappers Delight" in NJ as well.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on February 26, 2014, 06:01:42 AM
The (official) birthplace of rap was in New Jersey.  The Sugarhill Gang was from NJ and recorded "Rappers Delight" in NJ as well.

Just curious where you got that information. Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on February 26, 2014, 08:03:02 AM
If you agree that the Sugarhill Gang was the first to release a rap album, here is their wikipedia page.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sugarhill_Gang (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Sugarhill_Gang)

Saw Chuck D speak last night and he mentioned the above.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 26, 2014, 08:22:47 AM
Interesting. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 26, 2014, 08:50:41 AM
Apparently,

Using a 12 gauge shotgun loaded with bird shot to clear icy limbs off of a power drop is not an LEO condoned course of action in the City Limits of Covington, Ga.


Infact, had I not pointed out that discharging a firearm in a safe manner within said City limits  is only a misdemeanor  the f-ing cop was gonna try to take my gun and lock my ass up.


So, what I learned is:


     Stay out in the County and never buy or rent "In Town."


Power supplier is not to impressed with it either...




   Your as bad as the f'in cop.....ya shoot the ice on the tree limb not the wire......
 :nuts:


Typical redneck statement, two years later I'm back for a faulted cable (yea, it happens on overhead too)  trust me your not the first


Not likely...


this "redneck" is also a lineman.


 :thumbsup: things are a bit different for those like us...

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on February 26, 2014, 08:54:35 AM
Cats are expensive and do not like pills.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 26, 2014, 09:19:45 AM


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As usual sleeping on the job.
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Post by: HipGnosis on February 26, 2014, 10:14:43 AM


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As usual sleeping on the job.

A REAL 'power' nap!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: R Doug on February 26, 2014, 10:50:09 AM
A REAL 'power' nap!



* rim shot *

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on February 26, 2014, 02:54:41 PM
Cats are expensive and do not like pills.

Cats that react badly to pills are even more expensive.  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 27, 2014, 09:40:36 AM
Using Chrome (browser);
You can highlight a word or string of words, right-click it and one of the options is: Search Google for 'xx'  (where xx = what you highlighted).
It opens another tab with your string in a goggle search!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on February 27, 2014, 10:04:09 AM
Scottzilla's neighbors have their shit together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 27, 2014, 10:48:38 AM
It's still winter and see no end in the future.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 27, 2014, 10:54:00 AM
Scottzilla's neighbors have their shit together.
But his neighbors wife doesn't wash the car in a T or knoted shirt and Daisy dukes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 28, 2014, 10:48:07 PM
Steping on the brake pedal and hearing a pop and then it goes to the floor is never a good thing when trying to stop for a light.


(I down shifted the transmission and stood on the emergency brake to stop)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on February 28, 2014, 11:30:33 PM
What went pop - brake hose or a rusted line or ??

Glad you got'r stopped!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 01, 2014, 10:42:03 AM
Apparently, it's take your adopted Asian whelp to Home Depot to make crafts day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 01, 2014, 11:25:12 AM
http://vill.ee/eye/ (http://vill.ee/eye/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 01, 2014, 01:41:06 PM
What went pop - brake hose or a rusted line or ??

Glad you got'r stopped!

Rusted line. If the gas tank wasn't so close to the frame rail i could cut the bad section out and replace it. Looks like I'll be replumbing it from the ABS to the rear axle.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 01, 2014, 02:13:31 PM
I learned there's a difference between meteorological spring and astronomical spring.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season))

Thanks to Cablebandit & Jay547.  :fitz:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 01, 2014, 03:31:34 PM
I learned there's a difference between meteorological spring and astronomical spring.

[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season)[/url] ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_(season))[/url]

Thanks to Cablebandit & Jay547.  :fitz:




I don't care what you say it's still f@#ken cold outside.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 07, 2014, 08:02:04 PM
It's nice to have good neighbors to help me pick up the bike when i dropped it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 17, 2014, 11:20:53 AM
The Nobel brothers, later of Nobel prize fame, made their first fortune selling land mines to Tsar Nicholas I.
In 1879, the brothers Ludwig and Robert Nobel founded the Nobel Brothers Oil Company and began buying land in the town of Baku (of Azerbaijan, Russia) when oil was found there.
In 1900, Baku, a small town on the western edge of the Caspian sea, produced half the world's oil.
The town boasted garish displays of wealth never before seen, but it was so poisoned with oil that the life expectancy of its residents was only thirty.
Its own governor called it 'the most dangerous place in Russia.' For Stalin, it was the 'Oil Kingdom.'
Alfred invented dynamite, but Ludwig's invention of the oil tanker was almost as important.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on March 17, 2014, 12:21:42 PM
I learned Fed Ex sucks and am trying to locate the "Fed Ex Sucks" thread.

I bought somthing that requires a signature so I chose my work address.  They try to deliver to a business address on Saturday, then say another attempt will be made the next business day, but Fed Ex Home Delivery is closed Mondays. 

What a bunch of morons.   :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on March 17, 2014, 01:33:08 PM
Today I learned more about elliptic curve encryption algorithms than I'll ever need to know.  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: I'm NOT Carl on March 17, 2014, 03:59:54 PM
Using Chrome (browser);
You can highlight a word or string of words, right-click it and one of the options is: Search Google for 'xx'  (where xx = what you highlighted).
It opens another tab with your string in a goggle search!!

Well in Firefox when you right click it, you can also 'Search Google' but it opens a tab with your string in a google search. I think your browser is broken if you're going to 'goggle'.

:D

Carl
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: satxbonneville on March 17, 2014, 05:26:33 PM
I was working on a job swap with one of the guys in the server group in Division and met with him today to talk about each others roles and responsibilities. After I got through with my part he decided he no longer wanted to swap.

Carefully crafted by beavers and sent through alternate dimensions.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 17, 2014, 05:48:43 PM
Mods don't know what the buttons do. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 17, 2014, 06:01:39 PM
Dancing pigs aren't appreciated around here. Much.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on March 18, 2014, 12:02:41 PM
I learned some folks are just plain full or crap. This wasn't new news...just reinforced.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 18, 2014, 12:19:53 PM
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 19, 2014, 02:53:38 AM
It's nice to see green on the radar instead of white.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 19, 2014, 05:04:15 AM
Bacon chocolate chip cookies make me thirsty.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 06:06:04 AM
I learned the MegaMillions is not a retirement plan, but I did double my meager initial investment.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 19, 2014, 08:26:06 AM
And how long have you been investing?   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on March 19, 2014, 08:29:31 AM
About twice a year for a huge sum of $5.   ;D   It's a good plan!  I doubled my investment in 6 hours.   :banana:   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on March 20, 2014, 06:51:30 AM
I learned that there is a BBC show called Dr Who. :redface:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on March 20, 2014, 12:40:59 PM
I learned I don't enjoy killing skunks, and enjoy dealing with the carcass even less, but have no hesitation doing so based on the godawful smell that permeates my house when they share their perfume.

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 01:27:31 PM
I learned I don't enjoy killing skunks, and enjoy dealing with the carcass even less, but have no hesitation doing so based on the godawful smell that permeates my house when they share their perfume.

- Dan


Sell them to France. Where do you think some perfume comes from.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: fourstring on March 20, 2014, 03:25:02 PM
I learned today that Ed can hit motorcycles with a hammer.  Really hard.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2014, 05:09:10 PM
That if you post in a motorcycle forum that you never get sick, within 24 hours you will have a fother mucker of a cold.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 20, 2014, 05:30:30 PM
That if you post in a motorcycle forum that you never get sick, within 24 hours you will have a fother mucker of a cold.
You're lucky.
If you had been younger you might have caught what Mick Jagger referred to as, a "lethal dose"...
:clap: :clap: :clap:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 20, 2014, 05:32:33 PM
That if you post in a motorcycle forum that you never get sick, within 24 hours you will have a fother mucker of a cold.
You're lucky.
If you had been younger you might have caught what Mick Jagger referred to as, a "lethal dose"...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Didn't his g/f just get a lethal dose of door knob poisoning?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 20, 2014, 05:45:06 PM
That if you post in a motorcycle forum that you never get sick, within 24 hours you will have a fother mucker of a cold.
You're lucky.
If you had been younger you might have caught what Mick Jagger referred to as, a "lethal dose"...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Didn't his g/f just get a lethal dose of door knob poisoning?

I thought it was a rusty trailer hitch.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 05:46:35 PM
That if you post in a motorcycle forum that you never get sick, within 24 hours you will have a fother mucker of a cold.
You're lucky.
If you had been younger you might have caught what Mick Jagger referred to as, a "lethal dose"...
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Didn't his g/f just get a lethal dose of door knob poisoning?

I thought it was a rusty trailer hitch.

 :rolf:

I see your mind is in the gutter today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 20, 2014, 06:18:39 PM
Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 20, 2014, 06:46:47 PM
Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Definitely good to know. But I'm betting the owner's manual tells you to disconnect the negative lead to the battery before performing any maintenance.

Shit, did I just mirror Cablebandit?  :baldy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 20, 2014, 07:29:54 PM
As long as you have good lung capacity you're fine. I was about to run for the exinguisher
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on March 20, 2014, 07:31:34 PM
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on March 20, 2014, 07:34:08 PM
I learned that doing this on my New tablet is much more fun than on my phone!and that I need to turn off my new signature

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 20, 2014, 08:06:54 PM
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

Lol... That was all that happened all week. I'm really kind of boring, but I have a couple good stories if u like to drink beer and listen to crap like that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 20, 2014, 08:09:43 PM
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

That.  I missed my chance a few years ago too.   :baldy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2014, 08:10:41 PM
spraying a fire pull with a 2" water hose will result in an alarm and a visit from the fire dept.  :-[

Disconnect the battery before removing the carb on a JD3020. Otherwise your screwdriver arcs on the starter igniting the fuel dripping out of the loosened carb ;)

Must be exciting to be you. I want to meet you some day and your lovely wife, but I'm not sure I want to be around you for very long.

Lol... That was all that happened all week. I'm really kind of boring, but I have a couple good stories if u like to drink beer and listen to crap like that.

Did you get kicked you out on Madison.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on April 25, 2014, 02:17:10 PM
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 25, 2014, 03:04:55 PM
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.

COWNADO!!!!!     :willy: :willy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on April 25, 2014, 06:51:10 PM
I learned that cows kill 22 people in the US each year and the sharks kill about 6 world wide.

I can't wait for Discovery channel's Cow Week.

I saw many cows today while dodging lightning bolts between San Francisco and Weed. This information was percolating around my brain all afternoon. I was a-skeered they were gonna rush me.  :willy:

Alas, none of the lightnings intersected with any of the cows. That woulda been exciting.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 25, 2014, 07:21:12 PM
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that more cows are killed by lightning than humans.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on April 27, 2014, 09:52:25 AM
I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that more cows are killed by lightning than humans.


I can't believe that's true. Humans kill millions of cows every year- I doubt lightning kills more than a few thousand a year at the most.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 27, 2014, 10:05:57 AM
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on April 27, 2014, 08:36:58 PM
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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Post by: mxvet57 on April 27, 2014, 11:05:31 PM
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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How old are you anyways?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: M.Brane on April 28, 2014, 12:01:04 AM
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 11:01:37 AM
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.

But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on April 28, 2014, 11:41:47 AM
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.


But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 28, 2014, 11:50:33 AM
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.


But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.


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That doesn't look good. What gave it away?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on April 28, 2014, 12:00:25 PM
Losing third gear. Third gear is on the left but the dogs are on 6th gear (on the right). There were two dogs in the oil pan and the third one was still floating around inside. Things look pretty good in spite of the metal bouncing around. Some bearings, third gear, and sixth. We'll see how this all goes...

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 28, 2014, 12:39:50 PM
I've rounded the dogs on the dirt bikes but i've never had a gear explode.

On my KX 500 it jump out of 4th and shove it into 5th and broke off the pin on the shift drum so i couldn't down shift. This happend in the middle of a race (which i was winning). I was slipping the shit out of the clutch to keep riding. When i split the cases to fix it there is a plastic collar on the shift shaft for the spring. I had gotten the oil so hot that was a glob of plastic sitting in the bottom of the engine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mastros2 on April 28, 2014, 12:54:22 PM
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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How old are you anyways?


Haha, not me or my kid.  Look here
http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=1138.0 (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=1138.0)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: M.Brane on April 28, 2014, 02:12:16 PM
There are a shitload of parts in a VFR engine.

But how many parts are left over when you get it back together.

 Well 3rd, and 6th countershaft gears for starters.

 I suspect one of those 3 dogs has been broken for quite some time. The added stress on the other two eventually caused them to fail too. Bike has been a little flaky in 3rd since I got it from the second owner.

 The oil screen did it's job, but not many small pieces floating around in there. Everything else looks really good for 74K.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 29, 2014, 10:09:53 AM
It takes 2 years to make a wood baseball bat, and the wood comes from a 50 yr old tree.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 29, 2014, 02:26:22 PM
Murphy's Law states that if you get stuck behind a semi leaving the rendering plant, you will be unable to pass it until your turnoff.   :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 29, 2014, 03:09:39 PM
I learned that when Merriam-Webster and Urban Dictionary don't quite agree, someone is going to have a different interpretation of a phrase than what was intended.  :redface:

A phone call and five minutes of laughter to the point of tears later, it's all good.  :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 29, 2014, 03:37:47 PM
I learned that when Merriam-Webster and Urban Dictionary don't quite agree, someone is going to have a different interpretation of a phrase than what was intended.  :redface:

A phone call and five minutes of laughter to the point of tears later, it's all good.  :rolf:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on April 29, 2014, 05:16:35 PM
It's fairly innocuous - bird-dogging. But the confusion and hilarity that followed were totally worth it!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 29, 2014, 05:57:19 PM
Murphy's Law states that if you get stuck behind a semi leaving the rendering plant, you will be unable to pass it until your turnoff.   :hurl: :hurl: :hurl:


The manure truck ranks rite up there to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 29, 2014, 06:44:23 PM
Experienced a fraction of what the Dust Bowl was all about today.

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It was incredible how dark it got in the middle of the afternoon.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on May 15, 2014, 10:41:45 AM
The average speed of a fart leaving your butt is 7 mph.

I did not learn who funded that research.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 15, 2014, 10:45:31 AM
Who smells it delt it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 15, 2014, 11:02:43 AM
Eating squirrel brains can cause 'mad squirrel disease'.
So it's not just the inbreeding that effects hillbillies.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: redbandit14 on May 15, 2014, 12:04:10 PM
A meeting with Microsoft regarding their Cloud services is an excellent cure for insomnia.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stevent on May 18, 2014, 10:01:20 AM
There's hardly any traffic at 0500 Sunday mornings
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 18, 2014, 04:10:48 PM
That taking on someone else's bike as a "loaner" is much more trouble than it's worth.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on May 18, 2014, 05:00:22 PM
That space aliens built every pyramid, temple and every other large structure on earth before the Roman Empire.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 19, 2014, 01:55:07 PM
There's a saying in the Israeli army - short guys make better commandos because their brains are closer to their balls.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on May 21, 2014, 09:04:46 AM
My 2 1/2 year old WILL find the key if left in the motorcycle.   Lights on = dead battery = no riding to work today. :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on May 21, 2014, 11:47:42 AM
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

 - Dan
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 21, 2014, 12:18:57 PM
That helping (another) friend out is expensive. Still, good deed done today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on May 21, 2014, 04:31:55 PM
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on May 21, 2014, 04:59:03 PM
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

You just learned that today? ;)

Today I learned that if you have a white bike and white helmet, everyone around you will instantly start driving like total ass, presumably because they think you're a cop.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 21, 2014, 10:05:31 PM
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

You just learned that today? ;)

Today I learned that if you have a white bike and white helmet, everyone around you will instantly start driving like total ass, presumably because they think you're a cop.


Is the clock white to?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on May 21, 2014, 11:08:35 PM
Is the clock white to?

No, that's what should be tipping people off that I'm not the law.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on May 22, 2014, 11:21:51 AM
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

 - Dan

I learned that Dan does his son's math homework.  Hopefully you, ahem,.....he gets A's on it.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 22, 2014, 11:52:58 AM
I learned that papa likes the word &/or cock.

Cock. Because I helped a friend out yesterday get his sickness benefits back when I shouldn't have done. The lazy, skiving SOB.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on May 22, 2014, 12:15:37 PM
Ducati owners will buy anything.  ;)

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You gotta admire the way she's looking through the corner, though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on May 22, 2014, 12:26:49 PM
I learned (yesterday) that if I don't give up, I can eventually solve my 4th grade son's math problems (he's in advanced math, but still...took me 10 minutes to do deductive algebra...)

 - Dan

I learned that Dan does his son's math homework.  Hopefully you, ahem,.....he gets A's on it.   ;)

Actually, that's a big issue in my house (wife is former middle school teacher) and son did not include an answer to that problem. I was just stubborn and when I figured it out, it was too late to explain to son... He's also in middle school, where in this ridiculous world he doesn't get letter grades (report card says 'satisfactory' or 'excellent' or 'needs improvement' - such BS). Letter grades don't start until 6th grade.  Seems silly to me - kids should be told in more detail how they are doing, but that's for the rant thread...

Oh, and he does pretty well! (proud of kid!)

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on May 23, 2014, 07:03:10 AM

Bonnie and Clyde Ambushed and Killed (1934)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious robbers who went on a 21-month crime spree in the central US from 1932 to 1934. They captivated Americans during the "public enemy era" and continue to do so today through films and songs. Betrayed by a friend, Bonnie and Clyde were tracked, ambushed, and killed on a desolate stretch of Louisiana highway by a posse of officers using armor-piercing rounds. Though remembered primarily as bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde actually preferred to rob what?

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Bonnie+and+Clyde (http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Bonnie+and+Clyde)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on May 23, 2014, 12:23:55 PM

Bonnie and Clyde Ambushed and Killed (1934)
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were notorious robbers who went on a 21-month crime spree in the central US from 1932 to 1934. They captivated Americans during the "public enemy era" and continue to do so today through films and songs. Betrayed by a friend, Bonnie and Clyde were tracked, ambushed, and killed on a desolate stretch of Louisiana highway by a posse of officers using armor-piercing rounds. Though remembered primarily as bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde actually preferred to rob what?

[url]http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Bonnie+and+Clyde[/url] ([url]http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Bonnie+and+Clyde[/url])


The guy who set up the ambush had a freakin' amazing life. Check out Frank Hamer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hamer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Hamer)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 23, 2014, 12:57:28 PM
Naked house cleaning is invigorating.



Here. Let me get that for ya.


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on May 23, 2014, 01:12:19 PM
When you unstrap the 50 pounds of crap you've been toting around, a pack mule suddenly becomes a rambunctious colt.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on May 23, 2014, 05:59:52 PM
Is the clock white to?

No, that's what should be tipping people off that I'm not the law.

That and you're 4 feet tall.

 :couch:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on May 23, 2014, 08:22:31 PM

That and you're 4 feet tall.

Ah, but I am towering and intimidating when astride my gigantic Ninja 250!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 23, 2014, 08:39:20 PM
I can be a heartless ass sometimes.

Sorry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 24, 2014, 04:14:54 AM
I can be a heartless ass sometimes.

Sorry.

Dick.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on May 24, 2014, 04:28:47 AM
I can be a heartless ass sometimes.
The world is overpopulated with heartless asses, but you are ours!
 :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 24, 2014, 05:04:45 AM
Me. I've been a petty minded wanker.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on May 24, 2014, 09:54:18 AM
Rear Disc brakes on a 2000 Chevy Silverado are a pita to replace and poorly engineered....



Another reason not to buy GM !
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 27, 2014, 02:33:20 PM
The average lifespan of a coffee maker in our office is about 2 months. Number 3 died last Friday after only a few weeks of service.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 27, 2014, 03:44:36 PM
You need to buy better coffee.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 27, 2014, 05:39:24 PM
Or buy better coffee makers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on May 27, 2014, 05:47:24 PM
Or buy better coffee makers.


A canny boss would equip and hire a sweet barista!
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Post by: kneescrubber on May 27, 2014, 06:39:17 PM
Or buy better coffee makers.


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I don't see much work getting done there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 27, 2014, 08:23:38 PM
Or buy better coffee makers.


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I don't see much work getting done there.


You or her?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on May 28, 2014, 04:26:42 PM
She looks plenty "canny"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bedlamite on May 28, 2014, 05:22:37 PM
I learned that vegetarian Haggis exists:

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 :hurl:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on May 28, 2014, 05:38:53 PM
I learned how to kill my blogs with fire and then reinstall Wordpress to try to get rid of this month's hacker infestation.  Such a PITA.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 28, 2014, 06:09:00 PM
I learned nothing today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 28, 2014, 07:21:34 PM
I learned nothing today.

Slacker.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 28, 2014, 08:01:39 PM
If your body is accustomed to a daily half hour stretching regimen for the legs and back; taking 3 days off is not a good idea.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2014, 01:45:55 PM
I learned stuff that I already knew but hadn't taken serious notice of.

My wife hates me riding a bike.
Holding on just makes it stink more.
However famous you are/ were, you are not immune to crap.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2014, 02:01:35 PM
I learned stuff that I already knew but hadn't taken serious notice of.

My wife hates me riding a bike.
Holding on just makes it stink more.
However famous you are/ were, you are not immune to crap.



 Stuff that I already knew.

I'm not married so i can ride when ever i want.
My shit doesn't stink
Yes I am famous. Bow down peasant.  :hail:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on May 30, 2014, 02:47:29 PM
I relearned how much Ticketmaster sucks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on May 30, 2014, 02:48:41 PM
I just learned Ed has slipped a cog again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 30, 2014, 02:56:17 PM
I learned when you want something done right, do that shit yourself! Delegation is for the effin' birds. Especially when that bird winds up being a dodo.

 :mad:

Off to the rant thread to vent some more, LOL!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 30, 2014, 04:37:14 PM
I just learned Ed has slipped a cog again.

How so?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on May 30, 2014, 04:57:16 PM

That and you're 4 feet tall.

Ah, but I am towering and intimidating when astride my gigantic Ninja 250!


Don't hurt me!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on May 30, 2014, 04:59:40 PM
I learned how easy it is to reinjure an old back injury.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on May 30, 2014, 05:17:13 PM
I learned how easy it is to donate space to SETI.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2014, 05:29:24 PM
Check the weather BEFORE riding to work.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 30, 2014, 05:52:34 PM
Don't take any wooden nickels.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on May 30, 2014, 06:16:39 PM
There's always someplace that you didn't look...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2014, 06:17:25 PM
There's always someplace that you didn't look...

That's where my keys must be.

Chorbe is a cat loving whore

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 30, 2014, 06:30:00 PM
Did you try not looking?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 30, 2014, 06:30:35 PM
As we speak.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 30, 2014, 06:37:14 PM
Good job.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on May 30, 2014, 06:40:46 PM
Did you try not looking?

As we speak.

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Wu wei.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on June 08, 2014, 07:21:37 PM
Yesterday, actually, I learned what happens if you don't give a road like US 191 your complete concentration.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on June 08, 2014, 07:29:53 PM
Yikes. Hopefully you made it out okay.
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Post by: kneescrubber on June 08, 2014, 07:37:15 PM
Yesterday, actually, I learned what happens if you don't give a road like US 191 your complete concentration.

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No offense but that looks a lot like mine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on June 08, 2014, 07:45:24 PM
Yesterday, actually, I learned what happens if you don't give a road like US 191 your complete concentration.

Faaak!   :crazy:

How are you?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 08, 2014, 08:09:18 PM
Ouch
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on June 08, 2014, 08:37:04 PM
You OK?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 08, 2014, 08:42:15 PM
You OK?

??

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on June 08, 2014, 08:49:03 PM
Low side only?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on June 08, 2014, 08:51:07 PM
Yesterday, actually, I learned what happens if you don't give a road like US 191 your complete concentration.

Faaak!   :crazy:

How are you?

Sorry.  The "incident" didn't end either my or the VFR's riding day or weekend.  I have a very slightly bruised left shoulder and possible broken big toe on my left foot.  We rode a couple hours after the get off and then the 300 miles home this morning.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on June 08, 2014, 08:54:53 PM
Low side only?

Yeah.  Wavering concentration, followed by panic, followed by locking the rear wheel.  I know better but my fears and survival instincts took over.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on June 09, 2014, 03:37:50 PM

No offense but that looks a lot like mine.

If anyone should be offended, it's your bike.   ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 09, 2014, 03:40:52 PM

No offense but that looks a lot like mine.

If anyone should be offended, it's your bike.   ;)

We have a love hate relationship. I love it. It hates me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on June 09, 2014, 03:43:18 PM
I learned that the USPS does not accept duck/duct tape on fixed price priority box mail... but that if you're nice, they'll take it anyway. :)

- Dan
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 10, 2014, 07:51:06 AM
The French love tea.

Unfortunately, the tea the French love is weak as piss.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 10, 2014, 08:02:06 AM
I learned that no one else told my 2014 Host Committee Chair (I'm his VP) about the $44K error in the conference budget, so my phone call this morning to discuss said error effectively ruined his day...well, that and the Rangers losing last night didn't help his mood much. Poor guy.

I also learned that there are 39 expense reports in my queue awaiting my approval, effectively ruining MY day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 10, 2014, 08:28:09 AM
My right ear makes more wax than my left.
People with wet ear wax are more prone to seizures than people who have dry earwax.
So I have that going for me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 10, 2014, 09:03:53 AM
Moldy bread tastes like a vacation we took when I was s kid.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 10, 2014, 10:04:40 AM
KTM 1190 is bad in the snow
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on June 11, 2014, 10:12:56 PM
My wife is the coolest person, second to none.  I've known this for nearly 20 years now.  But it's fun to be reminded.

Situation:  I'm finishing a major front-end rebuild on my XJ-S.  It's been a difficult job, and I'm at the 80% mark.

I texted my mechanic-friend, to see if he could stop by after work for some help reinstalling the steering rack.  It's difficult because the damn XJ-S has you reaching into places you can't see, but can, with some difficulty, feel.  Jesse is a Jag specialist, and is no stranger to this stuff.  Unfortunately, he's at home, ill, with some kind of cold/flu, and had to wave-off.

My wife, who's a "bit of a princess", says:  "If I went there with you tonite, do you think I could help you with a few things?  I know you feel time-pressured, and I'd be happy to help."

We went to my garage (an aircraft hangar, where I store my car collection and motorcycles) got changed into garage clothes, "gloved-up", and went to it.

In 45 minutes, the most difficult part of the task was done.  15 minutes later, we cleaned up and headed home with several major checkmarks accomplished.



Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on June 11, 2014, 11:18:47 PM
She is a keeper.  Does she have any sisters? ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 04:46:06 AM
Welding in flip flops is not for the meek.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on June 12, 2014, 05:37:54 AM
Welding in flip flops is not for the meek.
Or the smart.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 12, 2014, 09:16:41 AM
Welding in flip flops is not for the meek.
Or the smart.

Welding in a short sleeve shirt isn't to bright ether.

I've got the marks to prove it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 11:22:47 AM
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Like this?

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mr. Whippy on June 12, 2014, 11:59:33 AM
What is that?  An uncooked chicken thigh?  :eek:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on June 12, 2014, 06:00:29 PM
The Russian SU-152 with the 152mm gun and AP rounds can destroy a Tiger in two shots, one if you're lucky.  I cant read or understand Russian but these cats got an old SU that has been sitting for who knows how long to start up and move. Good old Russian technology.  :)


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 12, 2014, 06:19:43 PM
Rear ending a mini van with a motorcycle is not a good thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 06:23:27 PM
Seriously Ed?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 12, 2014, 06:25:25 PM
Seriously Ed?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Yes seriously.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 06:29:38 PM
You dead?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 12, 2014, 06:34:46 PM
You dead?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

You wish.  :twofinger:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 06:39:23 PM
Nope. I'd mis your whit.

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 12, 2014, 07:06:01 PM
Can I have your plates?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 07:13:52 PM
Ooooo, the plates. Hit it again!!

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 12, 2014, 07:19:42 PM
Not interested in the truck.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 12, 2014, 07:44:13 PM
Oh no. Not the truck. A by the hour motel room bed is less creepy than the truck.

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 12, 2014, 09:27:57 PM
Ed, did you already bin the Speedy?

Edit: I just saw the other thread, glad you're okay.




Today I learned that Ed is quite sturdy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 13, 2014, 07:08:48 AM
You dead?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

You wish.  :twofinger:

You may come here for the laughs, but the compassion will make you stay.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on June 13, 2014, 07:18:46 AM
You dead?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

You wish.  :twofinger:

You may come here for the laughs, but the compassion will make you stay.

QFT

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on June 13, 2014, 07:42:03 AM
Learned not to let my 2 year old play with the garage door opener.  He opened it about a dozen times in a row--up down, up down, etc..  It finally started to smoke and stopped working.

Thanks to YouTube, I learned what the problem was (bad start motorc capacitor), and how to repair it myself.  New start capacitor was $11.  I saved a service call to the garage door service man and my wife was very impressed that I was able to fix it (and for cheap too).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 13, 2014, 08:48:00 AM
Rear ending a mini van with a motorcycle is not a good thing.
I learned that many years ago - there were girls in bikini's on the side of the road for some car wash...
I hit the van dead on the trailer hitch receiver.
The bikini girls got to see me fall over with the bike...  and my dignity go up in smoke.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 13, 2014, 08:54:54 AM
Rear ending a mini van with a motorcycle is not a good thing.
I learned that many years ago - there were girls in bikini's on the side of the road for some car wash...


Wish i could use that for an excuse but i was just stupid.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 13, 2014, 09:10:54 AM
Finally. An admission

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on June 13, 2014, 09:24:52 AM
Learned not to let my 2 year old play with the garage door opener. 

I am going to learn from your experience. :bigok:  Putting "garage door opener" on the list of things not to give the toddler.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 13, 2014, 10:34:30 AM
Learned not to let my 2 year old play with the garage door opener.  He opened it about a dozen times in a row--up down, up down, etc..  It finally started to smoke and stopped working.

Thanks to YouTube, I learned what the problem was (bad start motorc capacitor), and how to repair it myself.  New start capacitor was $11.  I saved a service call to the garage door service man and my wife was very impressed that I was able to fix it (and for cheap too).

If the women don't find you handsome, at least let them find you handy.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 13, 2014, 11:05:51 AM
Learned not to let my 2 year old play with the garage door opener.  He opened it about a dozen times in a row--up down, up down, etc..  It finally started to smoke and stopped working.

Thanks to YouTube, I learned what the problem was (bad start motorc capacitor), and how to repair it myself.  New start capacitor was $11.  I saved a service call to the garage door service man and my wife was very impressed that I was able to fix it (and for cheap too).


If the women don't find you handsome, at least let them find you handy.



 :lol:

http://youtu.be/f9h3NqMokmg (http://youtu.be/f9h3NqMokmg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on June 13, 2014, 11:33:39 AM
Rear ending a mini van with a motorcycle is not a good thing.
I learned that many years ago - there were girls in bikini's on the side of the road for some car wash...

I rear-ended a station wagon with my Toyota pickup back in college because of a bikini car wash. I later learned I wasn't the only one that weekend to get distracted.  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 13, 2014, 04:10:26 PM
That cheap airlines suck. At least I'm home, though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: giaka on June 13, 2014, 04:25:03 PM
Seriously Ed?

Chorbe is Bubbles is Donkey Balls is......

Yes seriously.

Don't do that again, a friend of mind did that in 1981 while we were on a group ride. It was a full size van though, nothing mini. There is a reason I remember the year.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 17, 2014, 10:55:06 AM
Holy ShitSnacks is a phrase
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on June 17, 2014, 05:16:58 PM
Hot tar snakes in the middle of a corner will make your front tire move in unexpected ways.  Luckily it was just a pucker factor and nothing major. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 17, 2014, 05:36:38 PM
That there are times when trying to pay bills can be way more trouble than it's worth.

i.e. Answer the phone and take my frekkin money.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 18, 2014, 05:24:54 PM
Hot tar snakes in the middle of a corner will make your front tire move in unexpected ways.  Luckily it was just a pucker factor and nothing major. ;D

I learned that one of the tar snakes on the road this morning was actually a trail of hot oil squirting from the underside of the car in front of me. :willy: I'm surprised there's not a pinch mark in the middle of my saddle. :eek:

Also that years of practice plus a wheelbarrow full of blind-ass luck equals not falling down.  :banana:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 18, 2014, 06:30:29 PM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 18, 2014, 06:46:59 PM
I learned that Regions bank will not cash their own checks without charging me two dollars for the privilege.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on June 18, 2014, 08:56:39 PM
I learned that Regions bank will not cash their own checks without charging me two dollars for the privilege.

Sounds like it is time for a new bank.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 18, 2014, 09:50:40 PM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 18, 2014, 10:23:58 PM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?


Do tell.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 19, 2014, 10:07:47 AM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?

the one in the Gatorade bottle, sudoephine, lithium, camp fuel, then muriatic acid/salt ?? looks dangerous as hell to me and the explosions on video were cool. morgue shots of some of the cooks were good too ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on June 19, 2014, 10:09:43 AM
abhor doesn't have an e at the end.  humpf
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 19, 2014, 10:21:14 AM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?

the one in the Gatorade bottle, sudoephine, lithium, camp fuel, then muriatic acid/salt ?? looks dangerous as hell to me and the explosions on video were cool. morgue shots of some of the cooks were good too ;)

Ah, the one-pot method. Either you get meth or an explosion. Bottom end product yield, not suitable for sale, just personal use as you swirl the drain of life.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 19, 2014, 10:44:46 AM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?

the one in the Gatorade bottle, sudoephine, lithium, camp fuel, then muriatic acid/salt ?? looks dangerous as hell to me and the explosions on video were cool. morgue shots of some of the cooks were good too ;)

Ah, the one-pot method. Either you get meth or an explosion. Bottom end product yield, not suitable for sale, just personal use as you swirl the drain of life.

yep, apparently its the biggest danger now, "labs" are not a big deal around here anymore and these "bombs" are what our guys are most likely to stubble upon. also had some good training on marijuana grows on public lands. stumbling on to them is not a good deal either...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 19, 2014, 12:49:42 PM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..

Which method?

the one in the Gatorade bottle, sudoephine, lithium, camp fuel, then muriatic acid/salt ?? looks dangerous as hell to me and the explosions on video were cool. morgue shots of some of the cooks were good too ;)

Ah, the one-pot method. Either you get meth or an explosion. Bottom end product yield, not suitable for sale, just personal use as you swirl the drain of life.

yep, apparently its the biggest danger now, "labs" are not a big deal around here anymore and these "bombs" are what our guys are most likely to stubble upon. also had some good training on marijuana grows on public lands. stumbling on to them is not a good deal either...

Gotta have your 'A' game face on responding to lab fires.  :thumbsup: Too cold to grow marijuana here outside, but you do get some 'interesting' electrical wiring in some of the indoor grow facilities.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 19, 2014, 12:56:00 PM
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Like this?

Sent from the Moto X. A wicked awesome phone.


We'll have to compare.  I have one too- right where it snuck in and got through my sock. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 19, 2014, 12:59:42 PM
Learned how to make meth, think I'll stick wih my day job..


Which method?


the one in the Gatorade bottle, sudoephine, lithium, camp fuel, then muriatic acid/salt ?? looks dangerous as hell to me and the explosions on video were cool. morgue shots of some of the cooks were good too ;)


Ah, the one-pot method. Either you get meth or an explosion. Bottom end product yield, not suitable for sale, just personal use as you swirl the drain of life.


If you are going to do it, do it right. 

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on June 19, 2014, 01:03:09 PM
I learned Harley built a quick, quiet and smooth motorcycle and will not sell it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 20, 2014, 02:32:56 PM
I did not know this:

Quote from: AVWeb
The resumption of supersonic passenger travel is getting closer to reality, NASA said this week, as the agency's aeronautics researchers are making progress in developing low-sonic-boom technology. "Lessening sonic booms … is the most significant hurdle to reintroducing commercial supersonic flight," said Peter Coen, head of the High Speed Project in NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate. Efforts now underway at NASA include research into how people react to a variety of sounds, how to predict the occurrence of the booms, and how to make them quieter. Engineers now believe the design of a practical low-boom supersonic commercial jet is "within reach," NASA said.

The NASA researchers presented the results of their research this week at a conference in Atlanta, Ga., hosted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Aircraft designs now being tested are characterized by a needle-like nose, a sleek fuselage and a delta wing or highly swept wings -- shapes that result in much lower booms. But sonic booms aren't the only technical issue to overcome before supersonic passenger jets can take off. "Other barriers include high altitude emissions, fuel efficiency and community noise around airports," Coen said.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 20, 2014, 02:35:09 PM
I just didn't learn anything today. I just pointed out to the hospital that keeping a medically fit, high risk sex offender next to a female ward was dumb. Then I discharged him.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 20, 2014, 09:05:45 PM
Crossing Chicago west to east on I80/94 absolutely sucks donkey balls.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 20, 2014, 09:33:51 PM
I can easily make it to Cleveland on a tank of fuel.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 21, 2014, 11:11:09 AM
I learned there is a scientific index on the pain of various insect stings.

http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/tp/schmidt_sting_index.htm (http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/tp/schmidt_sting_index.htm)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 21, 2014, 11:28:36 AM
The more time I spend on assorted ST.*s, the smarterer I get.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 23, 2014, 06:34:54 PM
Riding a C14 at a sustained 85mph for an entire tank of gas, two up, carrying a cannon, will net you 49 mpg.   :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 23, 2014, 06:36:30 PM
Riding a C14 at a sustained 85mph for an entire tank of gas, two up, carrying a cannon, will net you 49 mpg.   :naughty:
Is that good? Does the canon help?

Eat more cat 2014

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 23, 2014, 06:39:12 PM
It must.  39-41 is the norm.  I think the lack of terrain helps more than anything.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 23, 2014, 06:46:31 PM
Pa. and NY. brought me from 27 to 24 mpg. F-ng hills.

Eat more cat 2014

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 23, 2014, 07:03:12 PM
I just watched an episode of Criminal Minds. Kate Jackson did NOT age well.

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Eat more cat 2014

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on June 23, 2014, 07:07:20 PM
 :eek: :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 24, 2014, 12:44:46 AM
I just watched an episode of Criminal Minds. Kate Jackson did NOT age well.

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Eat more cat 2014

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 24, 2014, 07:42:46 AM
I learned that I can't look at a dove and not think, "Hmmm...how tasty would 1/4 of that dove breast be jammed into a jalapeno pepper with some cream cheese and wrapped in some bacon?"

Thanks, Clay...you've ruined doves for me now.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 24, 2014, 07:51:15 AM
^  :)

Eat more cat 2014

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 24, 2014, 08:02:19 AM
I just watched an episode of Criminal Minds. Kate Jackson did NOT age well.

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Eat more cat 2014

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Yes there is a likeness.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 24, 2014, 12:41:58 PM
The lady underneath looks quite cute.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on June 24, 2014, 01:36:58 PM
Over the weekend, I learned that water will still find a way to soak a smartphone placed inside 2 Ziplock baggies and a "waterproof" drybag while kayaking the American River.

 :shrug:

Shit happens.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on June 24, 2014, 01:46:28 PM
I learned that the reason the dark side of the moon doesn't have the same features as the side we see is that it cooled more quickly, creating a thicker crust.

I also learned that when you tell that to people my age, they'll think about Pink Floyd for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on June 24, 2014, 02:19:31 PM
I also learned that when you tell that to people my age, they'll think about Pink Floyd for the rest of the day.

 :thumbsup:

The very FIRST thing that popped into my head when I read your post was the album cover.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 24, 2014, 03:57:31 PM
I just watched an episode of Criminal Minds. Kate Jackson did NOT age well.

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Eat more cat 2014


she's damn near 70 what do you expect?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coucours grad on June 24, 2014, 06:45:42 PM
I learned that the reason the dark side of the moon doesn't have the same features as the side we see is that it cooled more quickly, creating a thicker crust.

I also learned that when you tell that to people my age, they'll think about Pink Floyd for the rest of the day.


Ass!!  (it'll be another 3 weeks before I get that song out of my head!!!!)  :gerg: :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 24, 2014, 07:30:25 PM
I've learned that one can be promoted to a high office without ever learning to speak English properly. This is a native born English speaker, only language.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 26, 2014, 04:36:32 PM
I learned that my flux capacitor is broken.
I went 88mph from Minnesota to Montana and only went back in time one hour. Dammit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bomber on June 26, 2014, 04:39:42 PM
I learned that the reason the dark side of the moon doesn't have the same features as the side we see is that it cooled more quickly, creating a thicker crust.

I also learned that when you tell that to people my age, they'll think about Pink Floyd for the rest of the day.

And I learned that you owe me a beer,

Perhaps several.

Ack.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 26, 2014, 04:54:01 PM
^^^ The lunatic is in his head.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bomber on June 26, 2014, 04:55:09 PM
fer goodness sakes STOP IT!

sheesh!

;-}
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 26, 2014, 04:56:12 PM
:)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 26, 2014, 05:30:34 PM
fer goodness sakes STOP IT!

sheesh!

;-}


It's not as if one of them is Pink.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 27, 2014, 06:47:21 AM
Relax Bomber. Have a cigar.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on June 27, 2014, 07:45:39 AM
A big slice of watermelon before bed causes one to void often during the night.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 27, 2014, 02:13:35 PM
fer goodness sakes STOP IT!

sheesh!

;-}


Pink Floyd - Set the control for the Heart of the Sun (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjJtVAXpGok#ws)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on June 27, 2014, 02:36:49 PM
I learned how to do a quick stop on a bicycle. Didn't know that I should throw my weight backwards (ass off the back of the seat) to lower my chest and head to lower my center of gravity and prevent a "stoppie."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 27, 2014, 03:36:13 PM
You can use Windows Easy Transfer Wizard's 'External Harddrive' option to backup a corrupt Windows profile onto a partition of the internal harddrive.
You can then delete the profile, make a new one and recover the data and settings.
Kinda extra cool that the old and new profiles do not have to be named the same.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jimmy on June 27, 2014, 05:04:06 PM
I learned that the reason the dark side of the moon doesn't have the same features as the side we see is that it cooled more quickly, creating a thicker crust.


There is no dark side of the moon, really.  As a matter of fact it's all dark.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 27, 2014, 06:39:51 PM
I know I'm mad I've always been mad
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 29, 2014, 11:20:53 AM
I know I'm mad I've always been mad
You run and you run to catch up with the sun, but it's sinking...

When passing wind in the Supermarket, always aim to be near the French cheese display.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on June 29, 2014, 02:27:18 PM
There is no dark side of the moon, really.  As a matter of fact it's all dark.

So, with all darkness, you're saying noone's Pink?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on June 29, 2014, 04:57:45 PM

So, with all darkness, you're saying noone's Pink?


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 30, 2014, 12:45:56 PM
Congratulations Pennsylvania!
You now have a State Aircraft!
Quote from: AVWeb
The historic Piper J-3 Cub is now the official aircraft of the state of Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law the legislation, known as Act 73. State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, who has spearheaded the campaign, said he is elated. "At long last, the exploits of the Piper Cub, and the people who made the engineering marvel, receive their just recognition," said Hanna, whose H.B. 1989 made the designation official. "Let the world know that Lock Haven gave birth to the plane whose popularity in peace and war remains unparalleled 77 years after it first began production."

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 30, 2014, 01:03:52 PM
Congratulations Pennsylvania!
You now have a State Aircraft!
Quote from: AVWeb
The historic Piper J-3 Cub is now the official aircraft of the state of Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law the legislation, known as Act 73. State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, who has spearheaded the campaign, said he is elated. "At long last, the exploits of the Piper Cub, and the people who made the engineering marvel, receive their just recognition," said Hanna, whose H.B. 1989 made the designation official. "Let the world know that Lock Haven gave birth to the plane whose popularity in peace and war remains unparalleled 77 years after it first began production."

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spent hours in one of those as a kid, great times!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 30, 2014, 04:13:15 PM
Might be good to pick one up since most of the state's bridges are falling apart.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on June 30, 2014, 06:14:31 PM
The King and the land are one.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 13, 2014, 03:47:30 PM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on July 13, 2014, 04:18:42 PM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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RIP Resa. I'm betting she was loved and gave love tenfold.

 :cry:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 13, 2014, 04:25:00 PM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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Sad. Take care.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mikephelps71 on July 13, 2014, 07:19:39 PM

I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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Extremely shitty, my heart goes out to you. I have a senior as well that has limited years and it is a sad though of not having him around.

But, I learned or re-learned, that women are crazy, emotional, judgmental, beautiful creatures. Love my wife to the ends of the earth and back, but dam, somedays I just don't understand!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on July 16, 2014, 04:58:13 PM
A refresher, actually, rather something learned....

When a woman says, "Whatever you decide is fine with me".....it ain't.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on July 16, 2014, 05:06:21 PM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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:cry:
So sorry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 16, 2014, 09:41:36 PM
A refresher, actually, rather something learned....

When a woman says, "Whatever you decide is fine with me".....it ain't.


You just figured that out.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on July 16, 2014, 09:44:09 PM
A refresher, actually, rather something learned....

When a woman says, "Whatever you decide is fine with me".....it ain't.

Yes dear. Embrace it. Repeat it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on July 16, 2014, 10:12:55 PM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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:cry:
So sorry.

Sorry for your loss man- that sucks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on July 17, 2014, 12:03:02 AM
I learned that some boats are a bargain at a hundred grand.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on July 17, 2014, 06:06:48 AM
I re-learned today that we outlive our very best friends.
RIP Resa.
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This is the first time I saw this. Rip Resa. It's so unfair that we outlive our best friends.

Yesterday, I learned that when you buy leathers online, buy what you are familiar with. I've had to send 2 different brands of pant back, and pay the shipping, cause they didn't fit. Yesterday, I received my new AGV pants to replace my old ones and they fit very well. I've been busy measuring myself and looking at fitting charts to no avail. These, I just used my jeans size.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on July 17, 2014, 09:15:53 AM
I learned Ed got hurt by a moist witch with deep ruts. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on July 17, 2014, 09:36:16 AM
I learned Ed got hurt by a moist witch with deep ruts.
QFWTF?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: motormike on July 17, 2014, 09:45:22 AM
QFWTF?


WTF does "QFWFT" mean?   :headscratch:

Looks like Ed corrected his spelling.

http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=88.375 (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=88.375)

Quote
Did some dirty riding with OU812 (Steve) at a private track at a friends house in Trever WI.

The track is in a wooded area  where the sun can't dry it out and with all the rain we've been getting the dirt was pretty moist Which make for some deep ruts.

Well in one straight I cross rutted and lost the front wheel and went down on my left side and slid on my side with the bike on top of me.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on July 17, 2014, 09:49:05 AM
Quoted For What The Fuck. Oh and thanks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 17, 2014, 12:10:27 PM
Cars have a reverse gear and the driver does not always use it wisely.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on August 27, 2014, 09:45:49 PM
Hello Kitty is not a cat.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/6076065/breaking-news-hello-kitty-is-not-a-cat (http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/27/6076065/breaking-news-hello-kitty-is-not-a-cat)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on August 27, 2014, 10:23:50 PM
I learned that, in order to get the grilled tuna collar (hamachi kama) at my favorite local sushi bar, one must arrive as the doors open for lunch, otherwise you're SOL.

 :drool: :drif:


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: toma nova on August 28, 2014, 03:05:22 PM
I learned (from an esteemed cow-worker) that my colleague on expat assignment in Houston from Nigeria is African-American.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on August 28, 2014, 06:32:52 PM
I learned it was dangerous to my savings to go to Guitar Center for a new tuner when they have a holiday sale underway.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 28, 2014, 06:45:32 PM
The weather man was wrong again. Storms just west of me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on August 29, 2014, 08:14:55 AM
I learned that if my 2 year old wants to go potty (poop) by himself, I need to wipe him before he runs back into the dinette and sits on the carpet.  Good thing the carpets were scheduled to be cleaned today anyhow.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Blunder on August 29, 2014, 11:22:08 PM
Something observed the past few days as I was driving out of Portland, OR, on I-84. The Bandidos are moving in small but numerous groups towards Nevada.  Burning Man?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 30, 2014, 09:20:16 AM
Gemma has fungicidal noses
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 30, 2014, 12:56:24 PM
Something i already know. I HATE PLUMBING.

Especially DWV.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on August 30, 2014, 01:10:39 PM
I know what you mean. I've never been a fan of drag queens either.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 30, 2014, 01:19:14 PM
hOW TO CONQUER THE UNIVERSE.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 01, 2014, 02:55:17 PM
At any given  moment: 
FACT: 79,000,000 people are having sex  - right now. 
FACT: 58,000,000 are  kissing. 
FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex. 
FACT: 1 old person is reading ST.O
 
You hang in there,  Sunshine!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 01, 2014, 03:33:10 PM
At any given  moment:
FACT: 79,000,000 people are having sex  - right now.
FACT: 58,000,000 are  kissing.
FACT: 37,000,000 are relaxing after having sex.
FACT: 1 old person is reading ST.O
 
You hang in there,  Sunshine!

And Flyer is having sex whilst typing on STO.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 01, 2014, 04:58:28 PM
My computer monitor has a camera?!!?
 :willy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on September 01, 2014, 05:11:27 PM
My computer monitor has a camera?!!?
 :willy:


Ya, We just didn't have the hart to tell you.

Your a hit on Utube.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 01, 2014, 05:16:53 PM



[quote/]

Ya, We just didn't have the hart to tell you.

Your a hit on Utube.


Quoted for.... well, you know.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on October 07, 2014, 03:31:22 PM
The diesel particulate filter on our 09 Dodge Ram has to be replaced and the ECM has to be re-programmed. Shit.

But at least it should be covered by our warranty and falls under a recall notice.  Yay!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on October 07, 2014, 03:58:02 PM
I learned today that one of the most loved teachers at the high school my middle school feeds into was killed this morning.  He was riding his bike this morning and someone hit him- no details on the "why" part.  The high school allowed students to leave after making the announcement and brought in counselors and pastors for those kids that chose to stay.  Some of my former students came by in the afternoon- they were pretty devastated.  Sometimes it just sucks.  If you're the praying type pray for the school.  It's gonna be a tough spot for whoever takes over.  He was also our tax man, so I knew him in passing.

This is the kind of guy he was.  To promote the high school stage show, he had a drum off with one of my former students:
http://youtu.be/uDpCy5Gkxxs (http://youtu.be/uDpCy5Gkxxs)

Happy memories- that's what these students have, so that's good.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on October 07, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
Sorry to hear this. I'll put good thoughts out into the universe for those in his world, but yeah sometimes things just suck. Glad you were there for your former students.  :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on November 12, 2014, 06:06:53 PM
Fascinating!
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Medieval emoji
 
You are looking at a few pages from a late-twelfth-century Bible with quite exceptional fifteenth-century annotations in the lower margin (Pics 1-3). The additions, written in a lighter ink, are an early form of the “rebus”, a manner of writing where pictures represent (part of) words. They are found, for example, in graffiti on medieval walls. The scratched out message in Pic 4, found in the Lidgate Church in Suffolk, is directed at one Lady Catherine - it was decoded in the 1960s. “Well”, one clearly reads. Then follow the musical notes “fa”, “re”, “mi” and la” - note how the manuscript annotation in Pics 2-3 contain such notes as well. The letters “dy” are written next, followed by a dice (known then as a “cater”), and finally we read “yne”. In short, this 15th-century rebus reads “Well fare, mi lady Cateryne”. You can just imagine a visitor to the church scratch this love message in the wall, perhaps with the lady looking on, a few pillars away. What is striking to our modern eye, of course, is the close resemblance to ideograms and emoji, especially with the manuscript scribbles. As we still do now, the medieval writers tried to code a unique, secretive message with symbols broadly known to everybody.

http://tmblr.co/Zig9Qs1UL5ix9 (http://tmblr.co/Zig9Qs1UL5ix9)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 18, 2014, 01:11:29 PM
Chionophobia is the fear of snow.

http://ezinearticles.com/?Chionophobia---The-Fear-of-Snow&id=2526756 (http://ezinearticles.com/?Chionophobia---The-Fear-of-Snow&id=2526756)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on November 18, 2014, 01:20:50 PM
I probably knew it already but $RANDOM in ksh returns a random number.

Carl

Works in BASH, too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on November 18, 2014, 02:22:13 PM
That Napa cabbage is not from Napa California.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on November 18, 2014, 03:18:35 PM
That's cuz it's nappa cabbage.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on December 09, 2014, 09:57:32 AM
That the "permanent trailer registration" from California DMV, is valid for 5 years.

Huh? :headscratch:

I guess this state has a slightly different definition of permanent than the rest of the f'ing world.

 :thumbsdown: :bluduh: :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 09, 2014, 11:10:30 AM
Of course your registration is permanent but you have to pay for it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on December 10, 2014, 08:53:04 AM
I learned, over the last few days, what a pain in the butt it is to change the timing belt on a V6 Audi.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 10, 2014, 08:55:45 AM
I learned, over the last few days, what a pain in the butt it is to change the timing belt on a V6 Audi.

you should have asked, I learned that last year!  3 of the 4 O2 sensors are a PIA too!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on December 10, 2014, 06:52:23 PM
that rabbits love lawn decorations. lil bugger ate thru the wiring for some of our lawn ornaments. so I had to rip out those. grrr
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on December 10, 2014, 07:25:57 PM
And no roasted rabbit?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 10, 2014, 07:32:14 PM
Mmmm. Wabbit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 10, 2014, 08:05:42 PM
that rabbits love lawn decorations. lil bugger ate thru the wiring for some of our lawn ornaments. so I had to rip out those. grrr




Did the lights go out?

http://youtu.be/PHIsv0ddJUA (http://youtu.be/PHIsv0ddJUA)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on December 11, 2014, 06:31:29 AM
I learned, over the last few days, what a pain in the butt it is to change the timing belt on a V6 Audi.

you should have asked, I learned that last year!  3 of the 4 O2 sensors are a PIA too!
Oh boy, something to look forward to. :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 11, 2014, 04:11:36 PM
Just because a moron has 4 wheel drive, doesn't mean they know how to engage it.
I've unstuck three SUVs out of the snow on my street; all three were in two-wheel...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on December 11, 2014, 07:34:18 PM
And no roasted rabbit?

kids might have an issue with "peter" ending up on the table. grrrr

dang rabbit chewed through another wire. taught the wife how to fix it, if it happens again while I'm at work for the next 4 days.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BMW-K on December 11, 2014, 08:00:05 PM
And no roasted rabbit?


kids might have an issue with "peter" ending up on the table. grrrr

dang rabbit chewed through another wire. taught the wife how to fix it, if it happens again while I'm at work for the next 4 days.


hasenpfeffer.  Just saying'...

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 21, 2015, 11:02:15 PM
Tripping and falling head first down the basement stairs isn't a good thing.



That was Friday and at least I didn't break anything but I'm still purity sore.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 22, 2015, 07:08:27 AM
Always wear your helmet.  :nono:
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 22, 2015, 01:18:05 PM
Tripping and falling head first down the basement stairs isn't a good thing.



That was Friday and at least I didn't break anything but I'm still purity sore.

Glad you weren't hurt badly.  That's hip breakin' actions for you old folks.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 22, 2015, 02:56:03 PM
Fun fact: most old people break a hip then fall. Not the other way around.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 22, 2015, 03:35:42 PM
Eat more kale and mushrooms.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 22, 2015, 07:04:23 PM
Tripping and falling head first down the basement stairs isn't a good thing.



That was Friday and at least I didn't break anything but I'm still purity sore.

Glad you weren't hurt badly.  That's hip breakin' actions for you old folks.   :bigsmile:

The knee is working better today. At least I can walk better. It looked like I had a stick for a leg before.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 22, 2015, 08:49:03 PM
The knee is always working.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 22, 2015, 09:34:41 PM
I learned, or re- learned that car bTteries will die at the worst possible time..


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on February 22, 2015, 09:50:54 PM
I learned today that my 19yr old daughter has a new boyfriend. I have learned this because she told me that her boyfriend requested her to let me know as he wanted to spend time with my family as the official boyfriend.  >:(

So...I wonder which one would be most appropriate to be lubing (they're already clean)...? .45, .357 or 12ga?

LT


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 22, 2015, 10:10:03 PM
I learned today that my 19yr old daughter has a new boyfriend. I have learned this because she told me that her boyfriend requested her to let me know as he wanted to spend time with my family as the official boyfriend.  >:(

So...I wonder which one would be most appropriate to be lubing (they're already clean)...? .45, .357 or 12ga?

LT

All of them and sharpening a knife or two as well.  Plus it never hurts to let them know you have access to earth moving equipment and land.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on February 22, 2015, 10:20:18 PM
Whatever happened to people introducing themselves?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on February 22, 2015, 10:31:59 PM
Lady Gaga can SING!!! The hills were alive with the sound of non-auto-tuned music! Meat dresses aside, sister has a set of pipes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on February 22, 2015, 11:41:58 PM

Lady Gaga can SING!!! The hills were alive with the sound of non-auto-tuned music! Meat dresses aside, sister has a set of pipes.

I almost watched it again! She did an amazing job with much respect to Julie Andrews!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on February 23, 2015, 09:33:39 AM
I learned today that my 19yr old daughter has a new boyfriend. I have learned this because she told me that her boyfriend requested her to let me know as he wanted to spend time with my family as the official boyfriend.  >:(

So...I wonder which one would be most appropriate to be lubing (they're already clean)...? .45, .357 or 12ga?

LT

All of them and sharpening a knife or two as well.  Plus it never hurts to let them know you have access to earth moving equipment and land.

You. I LIKE you. (and it doesn't hurt that I actually DO have that kind of access... as well as knowledge of many pre-dug holes up in the mountains...)
LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on February 23, 2015, 11:26:45 AM
ALWAYS pre-dig your holes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on February 23, 2015, 02:27:06 PM
I learned today that my 19yr old daughter has a new boyfriend. I have learned this because she told me that her boyfriend requested her to let me know as he wanted to spend time with my family as the official boyfriend.  >:(

So...I wonder which one would be most appropriate to be lubing (they're already clean)...? .45, .357 or 12ga?

LT

12ga. Can't do ballistics matching on buckshot to a smoothbore barrel. Just make sure to police your empties.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 23, 2015, 02:42:13 PM
I learned today that my 19yr old daughter has a new boyfriend. I have learned this because she told me that her boyfriend requested her to let me know as he wanted to spend time with my family as the official boyfriend.  >:(

So...I wonder which one would be most appropriate to be lubing (they're already clean)...? .45, .357 or 12ga?

LT

12ga. Can't do ballistics matching on buckshot to a smoothbore barrel. Just make sure to police your empties.

 actually killing them defeats the purpose. If you kill them another will be along before you know it and eventually someone will catch on. what you want is a mate for your daughter that is scared to death of doing anything bad to her because her father will kill him (after an appropriate torture session of course ;))
This is how we build a better world for our children..

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on February 24, 2015, 06:23:50 PM
Um.... She's 19. You guys are pretty high strung.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on February 24, 2015, 07:57:06 PM
She's 19. She's also my only child,  and the neighbors teenage boys call her 'The Hot Daughter'. I'm well armed. This is one of the reasons why I am well armed. To protect my family from the people that may wish them harm. Not that I know this young man is or isn't a problem... but I'm inclined to be mildly overprotective when my baby is involved...

(And I've been looking forward to it for years!)  :firedevil: :firedevil: :firedevil:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on February 24, 2015, 11:27:15 PM
LT, you remind me of when I picked up my date for the Junior Prom.

When I arrived her dad was on the front porch and we chatted while I waited for my date's mom to be finished doing mom stuff with her.
He asked where we were having dinner and what the theme of the prom was, told me a mildly dirty joke. Just chatting.

He was sharpening a well-used KaBar on an oilstone the whole time. I had her home six minutes early.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: BMW-K on February 25, 2015, 01:35:09 AM
I learned today at 3:35am central that, in spite of not being allergic to anything, my damn nose and allergies still exploded in a Hotel. 

agqin, I find the timing of e attack somehow telling. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on February 25, 2015, 07:17:15 AM
You're allergic to work?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on February 25, 2015, 03:53:03 PM
This morning I learned that if you leave your prescription sunglasses on the tail bag of the bike, they'll fall off and land precisely in line with the rear tire as you're backing down the driveway.

And it'll take 10 minutes to find your backup pair somewhere in the house.

 >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on February 25, 2015, 06:50:54 PM
D'oh.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 25, 2015, 07:34:51 PM
Just because you've run out of space to stack all your snow, doesn't mean it's going to stop snowing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on February 25, 2015, 07:40:22 PM
If I'm connected to a Verizon MiFi hotspot adapter, and set a static IP address for a printer outside of the dynamic IP address range (which is the preferred configuration), that the static IP device will not communicate on the network. <sigh> Why Verizon, Why?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 26, 2015, 07:52:46 AM
If I'm connected to a Verizon MiFi hotspot adapter, and set a static IP address for a printer outside of the dynamic IP address range (which is the preferred configuration), that the static IP device will not communicate on the network. <sigh> Why Verizon, Why?
It's a security feature.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on February 26, 2015, 08:13:00 AM
If I'm connected to a Verizon MiFi hotspot adapter, and set a static IP address for a printer outside of the dynamic IP address range (which is the preferred configuration), that the static IP device will not communicate on the network. <sigh> Why Verizon, Why?
It's a security feature.

Don't tell marking then.

In related news: Same client added a second Verizon hotspot, both to be used in their home. I was surprised to see attached clients on hotspot B being able to access network shares of clients on hotspot A. Verizon was allowing data to flow between hotspots. I just HOPE they only allowed those comms for hotspots on the same account - but something tells me it was a huge hole where any hotspot could see traffic with another hotspot. That was the way it worked for a year - and recently it seems Verizon changed hotspot policy and now the client (hotspot sharing) network is broken (or in my view - working in a secure fashion that is should have been all along).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on February 26, 2015, 09:35:55 AM
Flashing headlights to warn oncoming traffic of a nearby cop shooting radar is only helpful if the oncoming vehicle isn't another cop.   :facepalm:  What are the odds?  "Good evening, officer...."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on February 26, 2015, 10:07:43 AM
.... I didn't think my headlights were working. .... [emoji6]

I guess you just have to let people take care of themselves.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on February 27, 2015, 07:34:33 AM
Fortunately I was turning down my street and then into my driveway as dropped in behind me.  He waited for me to get out of my car but luckily it was only a stern "Don't flash your lights at me."  Thank you, sir. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 27, 2015, 09:56:33 AM

Carl Panzram  was arrested in 1928 for burglary and confessed to murdering two boys.
While in prison, he confessed that he had killed over 22 people and sodomized over 1,000 males. Since he was considered psychotic, Panzram was sentenced to 25 years in prison.
While serving his sentence, he killed a foreman in the laundry room for bothering him and was thus sentenced to death by hanging.
Panzram's last words before his death were "Hurry it up, you Hoosier bastard! I could hang a dozen men while you're screwing around!

Gary Gilmore was charged with three counts of armed robbery, two counts of assault and two counts of murder in the 1970's.
Gilmore was executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah.
His last words were "Let's do it!".
Famed advertising executive Dan Wieden credits Gilmore's parting words as the inspiration for Nike's tagline, "Just Do It”.

James S French murdered his cellmate in an Oklahoma prison.
French was executed via electric chair. His last words were: "How's this for a headline? 'French Fries.'"

Richard Zeitvogel spent 22 of his 40 years in various Missouri prisons for offenses ranging from armed robbery to rape.
His initial prison sentence started at the age of 18, which was then extended to life when he murdered an inmate. He got the death sentence for killing a second prison inmate while still serving time for the first murder.
His last words were "Keep the faith and rock on."

George Appel was sentenced to death by electric chair for the murder of a police officer in the 1920's.
Appel's humorous take on his death made him famous for decades after his death. It is said that right before electrocution, Appel turned to the officers and said, "Well gentlemen, you are about to see a baked Appel”.

Thomas J. Grasso was executed in 1995 for strangling an 85-year-old woman. Like other prisoners on death row, Grasso was granted a last meal.  His request included two dozen steamed mussels and clams, a double cheeseburger from Burger King, half-dozen BBQ ribs, two strawberry milkshakes, half a pumpkin pie with whipped cream, diced strawberries, and a can of SpaghettiOs served at room temperature.
the kitchen staff made a mistake...
Grasso's last words were "I did not get my SpaghettiOs, I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this."

Jimmy Glass was a murderer who was sentenced to death by electric chair in the state of Louisiana. Glass made headlines after his sentencing, as he became a petitioner in his Supreme Court case Glass v. Louisiana. He claimed that electrocution violated the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and should considered cruel and unusual punishment.
His last words were, "I'd rather be fishing.”

In 1980, at the age of 24, Gary Burris shot and killed an Indianapolis taxi driver. He was executed by lethal injection on November 20, 1997.
His last words were "Beam me up."

Jeffrey David Matthews was executed in 2011 for the 1994 murder of his great-uncle, Otis Earl Short. Matthews' execution had been postponed three times. Oklahoma governor Brad Henry twice granted stays to give defense attorneys time to investigate Matthews' claims of innocence.
Right before the lethal injection, Matthews looked at his family members through the glass with a smile and said, "I think that governor's phone is broke. He hadn't called yet."

Patrick Bryan Knight was convicted of a double murder in 1991 and was sentenced to death on June 26, 2007.
In the months prior to his execution, he claimed that his last words were going to be a joke. He encouraged fellow inmates to vote on which one he should tell.
Instead of sharing any of the submitted wisecracks, he began crying and listed several names of inmates on death row who he claimed were innocent.
His last words were, “Death has set me free. That's the biggest joke. I deserve this. And the other joke is that I am not Patrick Bryan Knight and y'all can't stop this execution now. Go ahead, I'm finished."
Fingerprints proved that he was Patrick Bryan Knight.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 27, 2015, 03:29:18 PM
You can put a monkey in front of a computer and teach him to act like he's typing.
But...
When things go wrong
You CAN NOT talk the monkey through troubleshooting or repairing it!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on February 27, 2015, 08:28:16 PM
Hearing, "I wanna hold you," from my 2 YO niece might just be my four favorite words...ever!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on March 04, 2015, 05:16:43 PM
Smartphones have the means to find their way out of an unzipped backpack pocket and discover the shortest route to the kitchen floor.   >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 04, 2015, 09:40:54 PM
Well, they are smart...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 05, 2015, 06:11:51 AM
I can't tell you what I learned today because it's a secret.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 05, 2015, 06:15:51 AM
Papa has a secret.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 05, 2015, 06:19:43 AM
I hope that doesnt start a clothing line.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DeansZG on March 07, 2015, 07:53:13 AM
   I learned that home water heaters must be engineered to start dripping on the floor on a friday night necessitating replacement & screwing up previous made plans(read: out-of-town get-away) for saturday! :mad:

    If there was any consolation to this inconvenience, there are new water heater regulations taking effect month that will effectively increase the cost $250-$300.  :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 07, 2015, 08:02:01 AM
So now would be a good time to buy one if replacement is imminent?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 07, 2015, 08:56:55 AM
   I learned that home water heaters must be engineered to start dripping on the floor on a friday night necessitating replacement & screwing up previous made plans(read: out-of-town get-away) for saturday! :mad:

    If there was any consolation to this inconvenience, there are new water heater regulations taking effect month that will effectively increase the cost $250-$300.  :crazy:

When my water heater went it was on a Friday to. I was getting ready to head up north with the snowmobile and was walking through the house checking everything. When I was at the back door and I hear a noise coming from the basement. I walked down to find out what the noise was. The water heater just started leaking. The water hasn't even reached the floor drain yet. Lucky for me that I caught it when I did. I could just thing what my water bill would of been if it was leaking for 3 days. Turned off the water and gas off to the heater and left.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on March 07, 2015, 09:17:50 AM
Learned I need to stash some cash in my car to ensure that if leave the house without my wallet again I won't look the idiot when the fast-food person rings up my order and stands there expectantly.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 09, 2015, 08:12:39 AM
Learned I need to stash some cash in my car to ensure that if leave the house without my wallet again I won't look the idiot when the fast-food person rings up my order and stands there expectantly.
I take it you locked yourself out of the house... which means you would be better served if you were to stash a spare house key somewhere inconspicuous - like in a freezer zip-lock with a bit of oil, in a planter.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 09, 2015, 08:25:23 PM
Learned I need to stash some cash in my car to ensure that if leave the house without my wallet again I won't look the idiot when the fast-food person rings up my order and stands there expectantly.
I take it you locked yourself out of the house... which means you would be better served if you were to stash a spare house key somewhere inconspicuous - like in a freezer zip-lock with a bit of oil, in a planter.

I do that already and have needed it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 10, 2015, 09:34:11 AM
Learned I need to stash some cash in my car to ensure that if leave the house without my wallet again I won't look the idiot when the fast-food person rings up my order and stands there expectantly.
I take it you locked yourself out of the house... which means you would be better served if you were to stash a spare house key somewhere inconspicuous - like in a freezer zip-lock with a bit of oil, in a planter.
I do that already and have needed it.
I do it because my garage door opener remote is my 'key' when I'm riding and I'd be otherwise screwed if the opener was lost, stolen, the battery dies or the power is out when I get home.   Haven't needed it yet, knock-on-wood.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 10, 2015, 02:27:46 PM
I learned that Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from "Top Gear" and now I haz the sadz.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040  (http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 10, 2015, 05:16:44 PM
I learned today that it is warm enough that I didn't need the heated gear to ride the bike.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 10, 2015, 05:21:36 PM
I learned that Jeremy Clarkson was suspended from "Top Gear" and now I haz the sadz.

[url]http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040[/url]  ([url]http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-31824040[/url])


Some say......

it will be a short situation. He is a cash cow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 10, 2015, 06:37:39 PM
That I can only do FB for so long and I start going nuts from boredom. on a sidenote, it's in the 50's and I'm 150 miles from my bike.  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 10, 2015, 07:00:09 PM
That I can only do FB for so long and I start going nuts from boredom.

 :lol:

I figured that one out about 8 years ago.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on March 10, 2015, 11:11:34 PM
Points suck.  Pertronics Rocks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on March 11, 2015, 01:59:11 AM
I learned (now twice) that if you use PayPal to pay for an item on either eBay.com (non-linked to eBay account) or USPS.com, that when the sale is complete and I log out of the vendor's web site I can simply type www.paypal.com (http://www.paypal.com) and viola - I'm back to my PayPal account without needing to log in.

Once the PayPal payment process is completed the PayPal account is NOT logged out and is left hanging open to be exploited.  Transfer all funds to western union or bitcoin - yes please!   :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 13, 2015, 11:02:08 AM
I read about this the other week so I didn't learn it today but I did remember it today.

1986: Coal mine canaries made redundant

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/30/newsid_2547000/2547587.stm (http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/december/30/newsid_2547000/2547587.stm)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on March 13, 2015, 02:02:09 PM
I learned about the growing industry of litigation financing and how it may present opportunities to me in the future.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 13, 2015, 02:46:28 PM
I learned that if I bat my eyelashes just right :redface:, I can convince one of our supervisors to drop me off downtown for my lunch date with one of my students. (The shuttle is just so inefficient going downtown!)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 16, 2015, 11:21:00 AM
If you're interested in seeing what it's like to have prefrontal cortex damage, there's a simple, reversible way: Get drunk. Alcohol interferes with the ability of prefrontal cortex neurons to communicate with one another, by disrupting dopamine receptors and blocking a particular kind of neuron called an NMDA receptor, mimicking the damage we see in frontal lobe patients. Heavy drinkers experience the frontal lobe system double whammy: They may lose certain capabilities, such as impulse control or motor coordination or the ability to drive safely, but they aren't aware that they've lost them -- or simply don't care
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 16, 2015, 03:16:18 PM
learned I'm getting older and can't hang like I used to...  Work 12's for just over a week with changing schedules, sleep for almost 10 hours... 

gone are the days of 12's for much longer and only need 4 hours.


sigh, I need to retire again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 16, 2015, 04:30:04 PM
I'm getting older and can't hang like I used to...
:couch:
Stand on your head.
Budump, dump.

Rotational shifts are killer.
Documented.
Medical intervention is often needed to alleviate chronic bodily abuse.
But it pays, and we're tough...

Retire!
 :shrug:
It's all cookies, and naps!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on March 16, 2015, 04:47:09 PM
MRI's are loud and the tech's idea of "classic rock" sucks.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 16, 2015, 04:56:38 PM
Better than two hours in the tube with no music.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 16, 2015, 05:05:56 PM
I'm getting older and can't hang like I used to...
:couch:
Stand on your head.
Budump, dump.

Retire!
 :shrug:
It's all cookies, and naps!!

It's called more riding time for therapeutic relief. WOOO WOOT! cause I sure as heck am not getting the riding time I need. sigh
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on March 16, 2015, 05:10:02 PM
I can live without a smart phone now that I've owned one. (lost it at work a few days ago. coal mines are a bit big.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 17, 2015, 04:02:38 PM
The new URL for taco bell is...
perfecttacos.com

LOLERZZZ!!!
No, as a matter of fact, I did NOT make that up.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2015, 04:23:04 PM
I can live without a smart phone now that I've owned one. (lost it at work a few days ago. coal mines are a bit big.)


How was the signal 1500 feet under ground?  Or did they have wifi?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on March 18, 2015, 04:18:48 PM
I learned that Papa may have gone off his meds for a spell....or perhaps not.

Who's turn is it to watch him?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 18, 2015, 04:54:39 PM
I learned that Papa may have gone off his meds for a spell....or perhaps not.

Who's turn is it to watch him?

I sent a carrier pigeon with a gopro strapped to it last week. Haven't heard from it since.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2015, 09:04:00 PM
I learned that Papa may have gone off his meds for a spell....or perhaps not.

Who's turn is it to watch him?

I sent a carrier pigeon with a gopro strapped to it last week. Haven't heard from it since.

A drone probably shot it down.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 19, 2015, 05:32:07 PM
Gas tanks:  A robot will do the welding only if the tank will go into a vehicle during manufacturing.  If the tank is an after market tank then humans weld it due to the fact that the mechanic will be doing a custom installation.  Per How it is Made. 




I saw it on TV so you know it has to be true.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 20, 2015, 03:45:16 AM
I will be learning how to screw up a hifi installation. Today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 20, 2015, 05:24:42 AM
That promises a mega-rant!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 20, 2015, 06:41:57 AM
I will be learning how to screw up a hifi installation. Today.

Keep your polarities sorted.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 20, 2015, 10:42:51 AM
I will be learning how to screw up a hifi installation. Today.

Keep your polarities sorted.

AC DC 

Positive Negative
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 20, 2015, 11:18:27 AM
Polarities sorted.

New audio system installed in car.  What have I learned?

1) I carve large holes in car doors and I'm not much good at making them accurately. There are npw gaps twixt speakers and trim. Not that I care. It's a car.
2) Pinching your fingers with tin snips hurts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on April 02, 2015, 07:12:11 PM
I learned I don't even have all the basic tools I need in my garage. Went to change out the fuel filter in the Ram, didn't have the right socket. WTH????? had to go buy MORE tools. Hard to believe in all the years I turned wrenches, I never once needed that specific socket until I have to work on my own. my life so suxxors.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 02, 2015, 08:35:28 PM
There is no red phone (or any color) in the Pentagon or White House with direct connection to Moscow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on April 02, 2015, 08:37:40 PM

There is no red phone (or any color) in the Pentagon or White House with direct connection to Moscow.

That's extremely disappointing.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 02, 2015, 09:49:47 PM
Is there one to the Batcave though?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 03, 2015, 08:12:23 AM
That's extremely disappointing.

Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
There is a 'subspace'.
I deduce it's looking for a domspace...  is that why it's so empty?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 03, 2015, 01:41:38 PM
I learned that grandpa took Aubry to BurgerKing for lunch today.
I learned that grandpa thinks not eating all of your lunch is a waste.
I learned that grandpa takes it personally when lunch he bought is wasted.

I learned that Aubry doesn't subscribe to grandpas beliefs about wasting food or such.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 03, 2015, 01:58:22 PM
I learned even when threatened with their life a teenager still refuses to drive the speed limit....

SHe will soon learn that Dad always gets the last laugh...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Dan K on April 03, 2015, 02:12:29 PM
I learned I need to learn how to monitor my oldest kid when she starts driving... thankfully I have a couple years.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 03, 2015, 05:26:25 PM
I learned even when threatened with their life a teenager still refuses to drive the speed limit....

SHe will soon learn that Dad always gets the last laugh...

Take a wheel off of her car and let her figure out how to put it on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 03, 2015, 07:42:09 PM
I learned even when threatened with their life a teenager still refuses to drive the speed limit....

SHe will soon learn that Dad always gets the last laugh...

You are definitely a bold one to talk.  :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 03, 2015, 10:13:37 PM
Coolant leaks suck.

Tore an O ring putting the thermostat housing on the coolant tube on the FJR. That thing pissed like a race horse.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on April 04, 2015, 01:15:36 AM
I learned you shouldn't try to load a dirt bike in the back of a truck by yourself in the rain on aluminum ramps.  Left foot is non weight bearing and I'm going to urgent care in the morning.  I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.   :baldy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 04, 2015, 01:45:17 AM
I learned you shouldn't try to load a dirt bike in the back of a truck by yourself in the rain on aluminum ramps.  Left foot is non weight bearing and I'm going to urgent care in the morning.  I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.   :baldy:

Oh noes! Take care.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 04, 2015, 07:35:15 AM
Bummer. Hopefully it's nothing serious.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2015, 07:59:45 AM
I learned you shouldn't try to load a dirt bike in the back of a truck by yourself in the rain on aluminum ramps.  Left foot is non weight bearing and I'm going to urgent care in the morning.  I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.   :baldy:


Boy have I got stories.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 04, 2015, 09:48:13 AM
... I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.
Honda has developed the automatic motorcycle transmission with linked brakes for just such an invalid!
Ain't you lucky!

Heal well n' fast.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2015, 05:22:39 PM
... I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.
Honda has developed the automatic motorcycle transmission with linked brakes for just such an invalid!
Ain't you lucky!

Heal well n' fast.


But I think he works at a Suzuki dealer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on April 04, 2015, 05:25:31 PM
I learned you shouldn't try to load a dirt bike in the back of a truck by yourself in the rain on aluminum ramps.  Left foot is non weight bearing and I'm going to urgent care in the morning.  I fear I've broken the bones in the arch.   :baldy:
Ugh. Hope it's not that bad. Keep us posted.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on April 04, 2015, 05:38:32 PM
Stretched the muscles in the arch and rolled the ankle.  No breaks found in the xrays.  Wrap, Motrin and elevate for the weekend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on April 04, 2015, 06:25:21 PM
pfew! Good news!

Kick back, elevate, watch some curious (boring?) eRacing:
http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/03/racing-goes-electric-at-the-track-with-formula-e-the-first-e-racing-series/ (http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/03/racing-goes-electric-at-the-track-with-formula-e-the-first-e-racing-series/)

Miami ePrix extended highlights (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvxRqC8UoAs#ws)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on April 04, 2015, 07:50:59 PM
Today I learned that sleazy doesn't have to buy a Hondamatic.
That was close.


PS. Heal up, sleazy, there's ridin' to do. :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 04, 2015, 09:51:05 PM
I learned that intonation on my electric guitar is setup for a light tough. Since I also use an acoustic, I need to change it or my heavy handedness pushes the electric sharp.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 05, 2015, 09:44:46 AM
Stretched the muscles in the arch and rolled the ankle.  No breaks found in the xrays.  Wrap, Motrin and elevate for the weekend.

Glad to hear it wasn't worse.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 06, 2015, 06:17:28 AM
Stretched the muscles in the arch and rolled the ankle.  No breaks found in the xrays.  Wrap, Motrin and elevate for the weekend.

Well that is good news! How did the weekend rest go? All healed up?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on April 06, 2015, 06:32:34 AM
Hah!  It's gonna be a couple weeks of limping around.  I'll be using my roll around stool at work for the majority of my days this week.  Dug out some old tennis shoes that fit loosely and slid them over the sock and ace bandage.  800mg of Motrin three times a day for 10 days.  I'm gonna gain some weight back due to their effects on my stomach without food.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on April 07, 2015, 06:19:46 AM

Wasabi
Wasabi is a member of the cabbage family that grows naturally along stream beds in mountain river valleys in Japan. Its root is used as a strong, mustard-hot spice that produces vapors that burn the sinus cavity rather than the tongue. Wasabi paste is often served with sushi and sashimi, but because true wasabi is so expensive, most American and Japanese sushi bars serve imitation wasabi made of what?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 07, 2015, 06:28:05 AM
Horseradish?

Sent from my XT1058

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 07, 2015, 10:22:51 AM
Horseradish?

Sent from my XT1058

Ding. Cookie gets a cookie.

I haven't learned anything yet. Too early in the morning.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 07, 2015, 12:54:25 PM
I learned today that if I don't drink my coffee fast enough it gets cold.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 07, 2015, 01:33:38 PM
You're a  s l o w  burn Ed.

Sent from my XT1058

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stevent on April 08, 2015, 09:36:34 AM
My coworker Ed is a two faced lying asshole. Actually I already knew that but he re-enforced the learning experience this morning..
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on April 08, 2015, 10:23:42 AM
I'm taking an online art class so today I learned about color reference charts for complimentary colors.  I'll finish up the orange/purple/green charts today (I did red/yellow/blue yesterday) and will maybe start mixing charts this afternoon.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 08, 2015, 11:27:00 AM
I'm Red-Green deficient, in both vision and imagination.
visitors can't see pics , please register or login
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 08, 2015, 02:40:34 PM
Babies R Us doesn't open until 10:00.

This is an important fact to know if you need to buy a gift and show up at 8:00.

Crap.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 08, 2015, 03:27:21 PM
E-file of (US) IRS forms is done thru a 3rd party.
There is no such thing as direct e-file. Go to the very bottom of the E-file page. Click on "Privacy Statement." You will find that this web site is operated by:
Free File Alliance
7144 Main Street
Clifton, VA 20124

The very first line in the privacy statement is:
Quote:
This statement applies to the Free File Forms Utility ("Services") provided in the name of the Free File Alliance, LLC ("we", "us" or "our") at the site located at http://www.freefilefillableforms.com (http://www.freefilefillableforms.com)

Who or what is the Free File Alliance? It is the political lobbying arm of the tax preparation industry. Its mission is to make sure that the IRS never implements any form of direct e-filing that cuts out its members. The IRS has made noises about implementing its own e-filing, but every time it does, the FFA gets a hundred or so of its lapdogs in Congress to promptly co-sponsor a bill knocking them down, and the IRS backs down before the bill makes it out of committee.

Why does the FFA sponsor this site? So their lobbyists can say with a straight face "Look, the IRS does not need to implement a free filing site. Private industry has it covered."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 08, 2015, 06:05:13 PM
That's it's impossible to find 5/64" diameter brass round rod in this town. And ordering it online will cost more for the shipping than the actual material itself.

(sigh)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 08, 2015, 06:50:51 PM
That's it's impossible to find 5/64" diameter brass round rod in this town. And ordering it online will cost more for the shipping than the actual material itself.

(sigh)

What dipshit engineer decides it has to be 5/64" when 1/16" would probably suffice?    :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 19, 2015, 09:18:26 PM
Susan learned that Elmer's Glue is not and never was made from cow hooves or horse bones. +1 for me.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 21, 2015, 06:15:17 AM
Cancers suck.
We laid my friend, and F.I.T. (Fireground Information Technologist) in the earth.
 :cry:
http://www.chch.com/niagara-firefighter-laid-to-rest/ (http://www.chch.com/niagara-firefighter-laid-to-rest/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 21, 2015, 08:06:43 AM
Susan learned that Elmer's Glue is not and never was made from cow hooves or horse bones. +1 for me.  ;)

And yet my 5 YO grand-daughter can use milk to glue cereal bowls to the Formica counter top.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 21, 2015, 08:09:23 AM
Susan learned that Elmer's Glue is not and never was made from cow hooves or horse bones. +1 for me.  ;)

Of course not silly. It's what they make Jello from.

:hurl:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Napper on April 24, 2015, 01:25:27 PM
I learned that motorcycle boot soles repaired with Shoo Goo provide less friction on wet surfaces.  :eek:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 24, 2015, 01:26:17 PM
That some people have absolutely no idea.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 24, 2015, 01:41:55 PM
the younger generation has some odd ideas on employment. called 6 applicants to offer them the job. 3 accepted and gave a start date. 1 has to "think about it and I will get back to you next week"  1 has to "discuss this with my family and see if I can even find a place to live" and the other is "just not sure where I want to be, can I call you back next week?"

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on April 24, 2015, 02:01:48 PM
the younger generation has some odd ideas on employment. called 6 applicants to offer them the job. 3 accepted and gave a start date. 1 has to "think about it and I will get back to you next week"  1 has to "discuss this with my family and see if I can even find a place to live" and the other is "just not sure where I want to be, can I call you back next week?"

 :facepalm: :nuts: :confused:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on April 24, 2015, 02:49:23 PM
I learned the FJ-09 and R1 are very fun bikes to ride.  Days like this are when I enjoy coming to work.  Every new sale bike has to be test ridden by a mechanic as part of the prep.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on April 24, 2015, 03:00:50 PM
the younger generation has some odd ideas on employment. called 6 applicants to offer them the job. 3 accepted and gave a start date. 1 has to "think about it and I will get back to you next week"  1 has to "discuss this with my family and see if I can even find a place to live" and the other is "just not sure where I want to be, can I call you back next week?"

It is best to be prepared and discuss the scenarios first with your family before an offer gets extended to you like #1-3.  #6--already isn't committed/happy.  #4--it is valid to think it over but a week is a bit long, IMO, or there may be another offer on the table and he's seeing if that is better.  #5--family discussion and place to live is a valid concern when you're unsure if an offer is or isn't going to be extended to you.  And, many families have two income earners nowadays so the spouse's job could play into it too.  My $0.02.  Good luck with the new hires!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 24, 2015, 03:36:34 PM
the younger generation has some odd ideas on employment. called 6 applicants to offer them the job. 3 accepted and gave a start date. 1 has to "think about it and I will get back to you next week"  1 has to "discuss this with my family and see if I can even find a place to live" and the other is "just not sure where I want to be, can I call you back next week?"

It is best to be prepared and discuss the scenarios first with your family before an offer gets extended to you like #1-3.  #6--already isn't committed/happy.  #4--it is valid to think it over but a week is a bit long, IMO, or there may be another offer on the table and he's seeing if that is better.  #5--family discussion and place to live is a valid concern when you're unsure if an offer is or isn't going to be extended to you.  And, many families have two income earners nowadays so the spouse's job could play into it too.  My $0.02.  Good luck with the new hires!

good points, these are all kids fresh out of school. When I was in that position and took a job here I didn't even ask what I was getting paid. They are just 1000 hour positions with 3 full time opportunities this fall. hopefully 3 of them are worth hiring permanently.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 24, 2015, 06:40:55 PM
I just reaffirmed that I really do not belong in general population at work.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on April 24, 2015, 07:47:50 PM
Screwdriver to the temple gave it away?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 25, 2015, 10:45:17 AM
This explains where Isaac was the other day...

 One of my students:
http://statenews.com/article/2015/04/delta-sig-philanthropy (http://statenews.com/article/2015/04/delta-sig-philanthropy)

Quote
Grand Rapids resident Isaac Postma is like most other 14-year-old boys.

He likes video games and sports. But with spinal muscular atrophy, even basic daily functions are almost impossible for him.

With the help of the brothers in Delta Sigma Phi fraternity, Isaac and his family will be going to Disney World in Florida this summer. It’s a place he has never been before, but always wanted to visit.


He graduates 8th grade this year.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on April 27, 2015, 08:18:49 AM
I found out it's better to be older now and then.
Yesterday, I came on a motorcycle accident on Mulholland Hwy. A guy went on some gravel, straightened the bike out, and went over a cliff, that was about a 100 yards high. The turn already had a cross set up. He and 2 friends passed me a few miles back, going at racing speed. Very sad. I don't know the outcome, I stopped along with a number of other riders, but left after a while. Saw a fire truck and an aid car going that way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 28, 2015, 07:06:25 AM
I learned I still want an R1200RT. It would be a no-brainer if I didn't always wonder "where does that trail/road/path go?" And sometimes cannot resist the urge to find out.

I am sad I have to return it today.

This morning it was 30°, 60 minutes @ “extra” legal speeds, heated grips on medium, seat on high, windshield in hi….
Was not bad at all, no heated gear, no liners, just a light fleece underneath. A little cold on the outside of my thighs, but that’s it.
No frozen neck or shoulders, even toes are fine. I’m impressed. I could not hold onto the grips on med hi or hi, even with my heavy winter gloves.
I may actually NEED one of these. Or both.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on April 28, 2015, 08:45:50 AM
I learned today that TIFFs aren't TIFs unless they're Tiffs. Gotta use the right tif.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on May 06, 2015, 05:52:58 AM
The Globetrotters have honored five players by retiring their numbers:
13: Wilt Chamberlain; March 9, 2000
20: Marques Haynes; January 5, 2001
36: Meadowlark Lemon; January 5, 2001
50: Reece "Goose" Tatum; February 8, 2002
22: Fred "Curly" Neal; February 15, 2008

Winning streaks and rare defeats

On February 27, 2006, the Globetrotters extended their overall record to exactly 22,000 wins. Their most recent loss came on March 31, 2006, when they went down 87–83 to the NABC College All-Stars to bring their loss tally to just 345, a losing percentage of 1.5%.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on May 08, 2015, 09:22:21 AM
mistake
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 08, 2015, 12:47:41 PM
I learned that Move Out Day isn't the day to have to attend a meeting on central campus. I haven't seen that many disgruntled parents in SUVs from New Jersey in a long time!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 08, 2015, 01:01:45 PM
Were they all Italian?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 08, 2015, 01:13:44 PM
I have learned that the English are stupid and the Scots are clever.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 08, 2015, 01:17:09 PM
Were they all Italian?

Some, not all. But everyone seemed very pissed and very tan.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 08, 2015, 03:41:30 PM
I have learned that the English are stupid and the Scots are clever.

Well, they have that wall thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 09, 2015, 06:39:10 PM
I learned that cattail shoots are edible and taste like a hybrid of cucumbers, raw potatoes, and radishes!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 09, 2015, 07:11:44 PM
I learned that twisting my left ankle makes it very hard to shift the bike. (and that was six days ago)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 10, 2015, 05:42:24 AM
I learned that twisting my left ankle makes it very hard to shift the bike. (and that was six days ago)

Get an old Brit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 10, 2015, 11:32:12 AM
I learned something today.

Kept finding coats on the floor, with the hooks on the wall broken. Thought they were poor quality hooks, so replaced them. Then, the coats kept falling o9n the floor and the hooks were pulled out of the wall.

Spooky, eh?

I have just caught the dog pulling coats off the wall, so she can steal things from the pockets.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 10, 2015, 12:09:24 PM


I have just caught the dog pulling coats off the wall, so she can steal things from the pockets.


You and Cookie need to get together.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on May 13, 2015, 01:04:58 PM


I have just caught the dog pulling coats off the wall, so she can steal things from the pockets.


You and Cookie need to get together.

They would make a nice couple. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 20, 2015, 12:31:19 PM
I learned that no matter where I put the spit rag, Little Bit will still manage to puke on me.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 20, 2015, 02:01:27 PM
I learned that no matter where I put the spit rag, Little Bit will still manage to puke on me.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Tarp.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on May 21, 2015, 11:01:36 AM
Dew can make two day old entrails slippery.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 21, 2015, 11:20:07 AM
I learned about Turkish Roma-style dancing and its 9/8 rhythm..."one three five sev-eight."

I also learned that when a particular friend calls or texts and asks about going to lunch the next day, that I should always, ALWAYS pack a lunch because he's about as reliable as Takata airbags.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on May 21, 2015, 11:57:45 AM
about as reliable as Takata airbags.

They go off reliably. Just not consistently.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 22, 2015, 01:38:57 PM
Beavers build dams whenever they hear running water — even if the sound is synthetic.
According to Wikipedia (http://s.nowiknow.com/1A3A8IY), “a recording of running water was played in a field near a beaver pond. Despite the fact that it was on dry land, the beaver covered the tape player with branches and mud.”
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 22, 2015, 01:42:07 PM
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on May 24, 2015, 07:02:52 AM
I learned we can open our saltwater pool for less than $50.   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on May 24, 2015, 03:40:14 PM
That it is physically possible to iron a shower curtain; though the question of why remains. :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: cb400 on May 24, 2015, 04:21:47 PM
I still hate housepainting.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 24, 2015, 05:23:26 PM
Not a damn thing.

(o\_!_/o)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 26, 2015, 04:06:54 PM
The name mastodon means "Nipple Tooth."
"nipple" refers to the shape of the Mastodon's molar teeth.  The French naturalist Georges Cuvier coined the name "Mastodon" in the early 19th century.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 26, 2015, 05:50:29 PM
I think Little Bit has a new nickname. Mastodon... :lol:


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on May 26, 2015, 06:17:42 PM
I think Little Bit has a new nickname. Mastodon... :lol:


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

 :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 26, 2015, 06:55:21 PM
The performance award gods must be looking over me.

Sunday I came up on no less than 7 Michigan state police. I was going at least 8 over the limit and only 1 started to follow me and stayed at least a 1/8 mile behind me and never pulled me over.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 26, 2015, 07:05:30 PM
I hate the state gendarme in Michigan. Especially south of Houghton. He demanded all the money in my wallet or else he'd run me in. I gave him $100 and he was really reluctant to let me be on my way. Is that really how you treat out of state visitors? I had to replenish my wallet at an atm in Houghton with close to $20 in fees. I love you guys, but really?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Mac on May 27, 2015, 03:57:52 PM
I learned that the 632 single view is a rather large bit of kit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 28, 2015, 03:21:17 AM
I learned that I've never heard of wut Mac is talking about.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on May 28, 2015, 07:45:13 AM
I learned that people still refer to stuff as "kit".
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bluepoof on May 28, 2015, 08:32:50 AM
I learned that my doctor's most recent antibiotic prescription to try to actually get me healthy is used to treat bubonic plague.  Huh.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 28, 2015, 10:11:40 AM
I learned that my doctor's most recent antibiotic prescription to try to actually get me healthy is used to treat bubonic plague.  Huh.

Brick yourself up in a dark room and have someone paint a cross on the front door at once!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on May 29, 2015, 09:46:25 AM
I hate the state gendarme in Michigan. Especially south of Houghton. He demanded all the money in my wallet or else he'd run me in. I gave him $100 and he was really reluctant to let me be on my way. Is that really how you treat out of state visitors? I had to replenish my wallet at an atm in Houghton with close to $20 in fees. I love you guys, but really?

So, was this under the table for getting out of a ticket?  What offense did you get pulled over for?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 29, 2015, 01:17:23 PM
I learned that I am clear of cancer. I also learned that a cystopocy (sp?) frigging hurts. I have had to re-learn how to pee.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on May 29, 2015, 06:45:22 PM
Beware of the first pee.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2015, 07:03:55 PM
That when you a violate a restraining order against you in place by your ex-wife that you've made to despise you, there is a good chance that you and your boss will take a walk to corporate and only one of you will return to work since the other was taken away in a cruiser.

Sure made for good chit chat for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on May 29, 2015, 09:51:41 PM
That Miss Uganda 2015 is a beautiful girl.  And that she had about 45 seconds to stop into our school and thank us for some fundraising we did.  After a 45 second thank you (and 10 minutes of gathering all the students) she was gone.  I was left going  :headscratch:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on May 30, 2015, 07:54:17 AM
I learned that you should always double check PVC pipe joints before turning on the water. :eek:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on May 30, 2015, 04:03:14 PM
I learned there are still optimists among us.  Like the soccer mom who came by my house to buy my hitch mount carrier for her kid's dirt bike.... driving a Prius... with no hitch. 


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on May 31, 2015, 12:04:42 AM
I learned fuck-all today and I'm okay with it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on June 27, 2015, 02:22:34 PM
I learned that restoring shaving brushes is a thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 27, 2015, 09:27:51 PM
I learned that immature beaded lacewings use toxic flatulence as a weapon when hunting termites up to thirty five times their size.

Quote
When a baby Lomamyia latipennis gets hungry, it stuns a termite with a “vapor-phase toxicant” released from its anus. That’s a fancy way of saying it farts on it. In fact, their farts are powerful enough to immobilize six termites with one blow.


Quote
In laboratory tests, experimenters determined the fecal fume-induced paralysis lasted for three hours, and if not eaten, the termites eventually died.



Toxic Death Fart
http://www.wired.com/2015/06/silent-deadly-fatal-farts-immobilize-prey/ (http://www.wired.com/2015/06/silent-deadly-fatal-farts-immobilize-prey/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on June 27, 2015, 11:00:57 PM
Winner!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 27, 2015, 11:11:24 PM
Slow day at the office.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on June 29, 2015, 05:28:09 PM
This afternoon I learned that slaloming around the light posts and planter beds in the company parking lot will earn you a stern warning from the facilities manager.

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on July 08, 2015, 07:23:58 PM
I learned that solid food gives Little Bit stinky farts.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on July 08, 2015, 08:24:34 PM
I learned that solid food gives Little Bit stinky farts.


Farts are good. That indicates good gut bacteria.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: malbojah on July 08, 2015, 09:31:09 PM
I learned that 95% humidity is not comfortable to ride in even in mesh gear.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 08, 2015, 10:11:32 PM
I learned that 95% humidity is not comfortable to ride in even in mesh gear.


I'll get to try that theory out this Sunday.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on July 09, 2015, 02:07:05 PM
I learned that Papa has issues with springs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 09, 2015, 02:08:08 PM
I learned that Papa has issues with springs.

Do you have my spring?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on July 09, 2015, 02:23:05 PM
I learned that Papa has issues with springs.

Do you have my spring?

I'm not sure. Is it coiled clockwise or counter-clockwise?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on July 09, 2015, 02:25:49 PM
I learned you should check with people before using them for a reference for a new job.

"he's a hot head" " kind of accident prone" and " no, I wouldn't hire him"

don't really help you in you search for new employment.  ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 09, 2015, 04:07:37 PM
I learned that Papa has issues with springs.

Do you have my spring?

I'm not sure. Is it coiled clockwise or counter-clockwise?

No idea. Ed nicked it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 09, 2015, 06:32:32 PM
Sure to be uncoiled, then.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on July 13, 2015, 09:49:56 AM
Some cops do look for an inspection sticker on motorcycles. :eek:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 13, 2015, 09:54:13 AM
Some cops do look for an inspection sticker on motorcycles. :eek:

Got busted?  C:-)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on July 13, 2015, 09:56:49 AM
Just a verbal warning to get it taken care of.  I wasn't on the bike when it was spotted.  I told the cop that it must have fallen off and he said they don't fall off and then went to look at the fork to see if there was an outline of the sticker and of course there wasn't since it was an out of state bike.

Now I am waiting on tires so I can go get it inspected.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: garry on July 13, 2015, 10:32:22 AM
If you have a Garmin Montana GPS, make sure that your routes don't have more than 50 waypoints (via points?) or else the GPS won't load the route when you need it to (away from home). And there is no way to edit extra waypoints from the route (on the device). It's also a great idea to create a "track" of your route and load that on the GPS as a backup should the GPS not want to load/follow the route. Tracks always work.

I also learned that the Montana will let you view a map of the route (point to point, no auto-routing), so you can tediously zoom in on the map, select your next waypoint, "go" there, then repeat over and over and over. Sometimes I would skip ahead two or three waypoints and hope it followed my desired route. Turns out it was pretty close, but very tedious, especially for the two guys riding with me who had to wait every 10 or 15 minutes for me to select the next waypoint.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on July 14, 2015, 05:15:45 PM
I always convert routes to tracks and overlay them on each other on the unit. That way it's really easy to see if the route takes a turn you didn't plan on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on July 15, 2015, 05:22:16 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on July 15, 2015, 05:27:38 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.

both 'ew' and 'ouch'
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on July 15, 2015, 07:48:16 PM
A. I have too many projects.

B. My wife does not think I can get to them.

C. I can get over selling them cheap so someone else can have fun. I will survive.

D. I need to quit seeing something and thinking I can do this or that and it will be very cool. I have enough to last the rest of my life if I live to be 100.

Larry Gates
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 15, 2015, 08:09:57 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.
Isn't that what the delay timer on the cell phone camera is for?!?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on July 15, 2015, 09:16:50 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.
Isn't that what the delay timer on the cell phone camera is for?!?

That's fine as long as you.don't.post it to facebook afterwards.  :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on July 16, 2015, 02:51:15 AM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.
Isn't that what the delay timer on the cell phone camera is for?!?

That's fine as long as you.don't.post it to facebook afterwards.  :crazy:

brb
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 16, 2015, 05:16:06 AM
That'd scare the NSA snoops.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 16, 2015, 12:32:57 PM
That'd scare the NSA snoops.
Good point
Brb...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on July 16, 2015, 01:03:52 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.

When it comes time to remove it is when you'll discover a true friend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on July 16, 2015, 01:38:16 PM
Its physically impossible to see if there's a tick in your own asscrack.

When it comes time to remove it is when you'll discover a true friend.

Beans & a Bic...;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 20, 2015, 03:05:46 PM
Dawn dish soap and a 3m scrub pad works better than the last 3 spray on wheel cleaners I tried.
Spread the Dawn (full strength) on the wheel w/ pad or finger.
Wait  about 5 minutes - unless it takes at least 4.33 minutes to spread the soap on the other wheels.
Lightly spray the wheel with water - pump type garden sprayer works quite nicely for this.
Wait round about another 5 minutes to let the soaking process acquiesce.
Wet the scrub pad (from the sprayer) and scrub the wheel.  Re-wet the pad as your conscious allows.
Rinse off the wheel with water from said garden sprayer and marvel in the shiny bright beatifulness.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 24, 2015, 08:10:52 AM
Taking off from a red light normally on the bike is quicker than a Jeep Cherokee, even when the prickette driving the Jeep pushes it.
And if the prickette is overly sensitive (that time of month?), he takes it personally and prematurely takes off from the next red light (before our light turned green) and I still beat him to the first intersection.  Of course, he HAD to pass me after that, but anyone can pass someone doing the speed limit on a 4 lane road.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on July 24, 2015, 08:41:05 AM
AS the 75th Sturgis rally ramps up the number of overly sensitive, small penised, twats who think their hot-rodded dynaKJHGFYDNENDJ classic astro glide is fast increases exponentially. as does the number of them who get pissed off when they challenge a Big Ugly Dirt bike and lose..  ;D

Makes me giggle every time though ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 24, 2015, 09:53:45 AM
AS the 75th Sturgis rally ramps up the number of overly sensitive, small penised, twats who think their hot-rodded dynaKJHGFYDNENDJ classic astro glide is fast increases exponentially. as does the number of them who get pissed off when they challenge a Big Ugly Dirt bike and lose..  ;D

Makes me giggle every time though ;)

Did you rent your land out for trailer parking?


Do you have the web site for the crashes and violations?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on July 24, 2015, 11:39:44 AM
The amount of douchebaggery seems to increase in the summer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 24, 2015, 01:28:36 PM
I learned very little, except that I am one of the best in my field and that narcissim rules.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 24, 2015, 03:23:42 PM
narcissim rules.


Well there goes that word again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on July 24, 2015, 05:01:33 PM
AS the 75th Sturgis rally ramps up the number of overly sensitive, small penised, twats who think their hot-rodded dynaKJHGFYDNENDJ classic astro glide is fast increases exponentially. as does the number of them who get pissed off when they challenge a Big Ugly Dirt bike and lose..  ;D

Makes me giggle every time though ;)

Did you rent your land out for trailer parking?


Do you have the web site for the crashes and violations?

 I haven't, but probably should.   The crashes and arrest tally are in the paper every day. I 'll post a link when they start. It's always entertaining.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on July 24, 2015, 05:44:58 PM
AS the 75th Sturgis rally ramps up the number of overly sensitive, small penised, twats who think their hot-rodded dynaKJHGFYDNENDJ classic astro glide is fast increases exponentially. as does the number of them who get pissed off when they challenge a Big Ugly Dirt bike and lose..  ;D

Makes me giggle every time though ;)

Did you rent your land out for trailer parking?


Do you have the web site for the crashes and violations?

 I haven't, but probably should.   The crashes and arrest tally are in the paper every day. I 'll post a link when they start. It's always entertaining.

We should start a contest guessing how many times the local media uses the term "laid her down".
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 26, 2015, 09:31:50 AM
The distal terminus (attachment just above the kneecap) of the vastus intermedius hurts like a mothertrucker when it tears.
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Minimum, three weeks, no two-wheelers for me...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 26, 2015, 10:02:31 AM
ouch.


i learned about hair ice and cows' eyeballs
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 30, 2015, 01:02:19 PM
I learned that the Colt 1851 Navy revolver was quite seldom used by navymen.
It's name was inspired by it's predecessor, which was designed by Samuel Colt when he was a teen - he carved a wooden model of it when he was 16.  The five round, single-action, percussion cap revolver started production by the Patent Arms Manufacturing Company when Colt was 24.  The Republic of Texas Navy was it's first substantial customer with an order of 180. 
The 1851 (and most all subsequent revolvers) is a six-shooter.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 30, 2015, 01:08:26 PM
I learned that my gmail account-which I never use-has been hacked.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on July 30, 2015, 02:51:04 PM
I learned that a Linksys managed switch is, for all practical purposes, configured and managed as it's parent company (Cisco) products are.

I also learned that binding 4 each gigabit ethernet ports into an LACP-managed aggregate is wicked-fast.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on July 30, 2015, 02:57:22 PM
I have learned that I have no idea what Bounce is talking about.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 30, 2015, 04:15:58 PM
I have learned that I have no idea what Bounce is talking about.
I learned that Papa, though brilliant, is somewhat slow in the synapse, Bouncewise.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 30, 2015, 04:48:16 PM
It's fu@#en hot out riding the bike in full leather.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on July 31, 2015, 08:20:43 AM
It's fu@#en hot out riding the bike in full leather.
Think of it as your personal high performance sauna
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 31, 2015, 10:40:41 AM
It's fu@#en hot out riding the bike in full leather.
Think of it as your personal high performance sauna

The faster I went the cooler I got.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on July 31, 2015, 11:44:39 AM
I have learned that I have no idea what Bounce is talking about.

:lol:

I also learned that active cooling is much louder than convection cooling when not in a cable closet.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on July 31, 2015, 01:37:03 PM
I also learned that binding 4 each gigabit ethernet ports into an LACP-managed aggregate is wicked-fast.

We use LACP all over our data centers on the 10Gig interfaces. Especially on the backbone links.

I learned that the replacement battery for my Chatterbox didn't fix the charging issue. Feck. I hope I don't need to replace the whole unit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on July 31, 2015, 07:49:32 PM
We use LACP all over our data centers on the 10Gig interfaces. Especially on the backbone links.

We did too. This was my first foray into it in a home network.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on July 31, 2015, 08:59:23 PM


We use LACP all over our data centers on the 10Gig interfaces. Especially on the backbone links.
I put peanut butter on my banana sammiches.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 01, 2015, 07:43:42 AM
I put peanut butter on my banana sammiches.

That is the best way to eat them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 01, 2015, 07:49:29 AM
Hippos cannot swim due to the fact that they have no blubber.

Tigers are bigger than lions.

Ostriches are good swimmers.

30% of the worlds population isnt exercising enough.

More people own a cellphone than a toothbrush.

I have been watching animal atlas and on the spot. Good stuff there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 01, 2015, 07:53:18 AM
What 16 countries of the common wealth has the queen of england as their queen also?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 01, 2015, 06:16:25 PM
There is such a thing as "fat free" half and half.  WTF is the other half?!?!?!?  :headscratch: :baldy: :willy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on August 01, 2015, 08:05:36 PM
There is such a thing as "fat free" half and half.  WTF is the other half?!?!?!?  :headscratch: :baldy: :willy:

Most likely carrageenan, and/or guar and/or xanthan gum.  :hurl:
Run away. Run far, far away.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 02, 2015, 05:19:07 AM
Great Briatain doesn't get enough sunshine and we're all going to get rickets.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: garry on August 02, 2015, 05:32:05 AM
Motorcycles can fall over by themselves.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 02, 2015, 05:34:06 AM
Yes. Yes they can.

Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on August 02, 2015, 11:41:25 AM
The oil level on an Indian Scout must be checked with the bike vertical, at full operating temperature, within 2 minutes of shutdown.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on August 24, 2015, 09:38:30 AM
British explorer James Cook asked the Aborigine what they called the strange animals that they saw hopping all over Australia. 
Their reply was "Kannaguru", which means 'I don't understand you'.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on August 24, 2015, 10:57:15 AM
1's and 0's are not reliable or consistent.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 24, 2015, 04:13:02 PM
I learned that Mr Alan Sadick should have chosen a different name for his url.

http://www.alansadick.com/ (http://www.alansadick.com/)
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on August 24, 2015, 04:14:55 PM
Lol
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 24, 2015, 06:47:10 PM
British explorer James Cook asked the Aborigine what they called the strange animals that they saw hopping all over Australia. 
Their reply was "Kannaguru", which means 'I don't understand you'.


This was fascinating to me and I looked it up.  I learned this:

"A widely held belief has it that the word kangaroo comes from an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "I don't know." This is in fact untrue. The word was first recorded in 1770 by Captain James Cook, when he landed to make repairs along the northeast coast of Australia. In 1820, one Captain Phillip K. King recorded a different word for the animal, written "mee-nuah." As a result, it was assumed that Captain Cook had been mistaken, and the myth grew up that what he had heard was a word meaning "I don't know" (presumably as the answer to a question in English that had not been understood). Recent linguistic fieldwork, however, has confirmed the existence of a word gangurru in the northeast Aboriginal language of Guugu Yimidhirr, referring to a species of kangaroo. What Captain King heard may have been their word minha, meaning "edible animal.""

From: http://www.thefreedictionary.com/kangaroo (http://www.thefreedictionary.com/kangaroo)

"1770, used by Capt. Cook and botanist Joseph Banks, supposedly an aborigine word from northeast Queensland, Australia, usually said to be unknown now in any native language. However, according to Australian linguist R.M.W. Dixon ("The Languages of Australia," Cambridge, 1980), the word probably is from Guugu Yimidhirr (Endeavour River-area Aborigine language) /gaNurru/ "large black kangaroo."
In 1898 the pioneer ethnologist W.E. Roth wrote a letter to the Australasian pointing out that gang-oo-roo did mean 'kangaroo' in Guugu Yimidhirr, but this newspaper correspondence went unnoticed by lexicographers. Finally the observations of Cook and Roth were confirmed when in 1972 the anthropologist John Haviland began intensive study of Guugu Yimidhirr and again recorded /gaNurru/. [Dixon]"

From: http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=kangaroo (http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=kangaroo)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on August 24, 2015, 07:59:02 PM
trying to find SS allen bolts for the wife's bike is a pain. don't feel like going to the dealer so I hit the hardware stores. it's like trying to find a unicorn. ain't gonna happen. grrrrr
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 24, 2015, 09:10:34 PM
trying to find SS allen bolts for the wife's bike is a pain. don't feel like going to the dealer so I hit the hardware stores. it's like trying to find a unicorn. ain't gonna happen. grrrrr


My hardware store has plenty of stainless fasteners. Come on by.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SuperHans on August 24, 2015, 09:38:05 PM
Didn't learn it today, but over the last month. The Sonoran Desert smells like cat piss in the mornings. At least I think it does.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on August 25, 2015, 06:14:43 AM
I learned it takes a heck of a long time to upload my music library to Amazon Cloud; even with them doing matching for about half of it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: marc11 on August 25, 2015, 06:23:00 AM
I learned it takes a heck of a long time to upload my music library to Amazon Cloud; even with them doing matching for about half of it.
Ha try uploading videos for back up!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on August 25, 2015, 03:52:48 PM

This was fascinating to me and I looked it up.  I learned this:

"A widely held belief has it that the word kangaroo comes from an Australian Aboriginal word meaning "I don't know." This is in fact untrue. The word was first recorded in 1770 by Captain James Cook, when he landed to make repairs along the northeast coast of Australia. In 1820, one Captain Phillip K. King recorded a different word for the animal, written "mee-nuah." As a result, it was assumed that Captain Cook had been mistaken, and the myth grew up that what he had heard was a word meaning "I don't know" (presumably as the answer to a question in English that had not been understood). Recent linguistic fieldwork, however, has confirmed the existence of a word gangurru in the northeast Aboriginal language of Guugu Yimidhirr, referring to a species of kangaroo. What Captain King heard may have been their word minha, meaning "edible animal.""

From: [url]http://www.thefreedictionary.com/kangaroo[/url] ([url]http://www.thefreedictionary.com/kangaroo[/url])

"1770, used by Capt. Cook and botanist Joseph Banks, supposedly an aborigine word from northeast Queensland, Australia, usually said to be unknown now in any native language. However, according to Australian linguist R.M.W. Dixon ("The Languages of Australia," Cambridge, 1980), the word probably is from Guugu Yimidhirr (Endeavour River-area Aborigine language) /gaNurru/ "large black kangaroo."
In 1898 the pioneer ethnologist W.E. Roth wrote a letter to the Australasian pointing out that gang-oo-roo did mean 'kangaroo' in Guugu Yimidhirr, but this newspaper correspondence went unnoticed by lexicographers. Finally the observations of Cook and Roth were confirmed when in 1972 the anthropologist John Haviland began intensive study of Guugu Yimidhirr and again recorded /gaNurru/. [Dixon]"

From: [url]http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=kangaroo[/url] ([url]http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=kangaroo[/url])
I learned this today
And not to trust my interesting fact a day calendar
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on August 25, 2015, 03:57:04 PM
The oil level on an Indian Scout must be checked with the bike vertical, at full operating temperature, within 2 minutes of shutdown.
Ninja 650 doesn't have to be warm, but does have to be vertical.  I got an inspection mirror on a telescoping handle.  And the mirror is acrylic, so it shant break if dropped. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 25, 2015, 05:29:23 PM
I can make it from Cape Cod to home in an hour and forty minutes if I go full retard
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 25, 2015, 10:09:50 PM
I can make it from Cape Cod to home in an hour and forty minutes if I go full retard

 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on August 25, 2015, 10:32:39 PM
I learned that eighty pounds of mussels - cooked, shelled and smoked - becomes a shockingly small pile of mussel.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 26, 2015, 03:02:28 AM
This:

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 26, 2015, 09:56:43 PM
I learned that eighty pounds of mussels - cooked, shelled and smoked - becomes a shockingly small pile of mussel.

I don't know what you had left, but I'd like a go at it.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on August 26, 2015, 11:53:47 PM
I learned that eighty pounds of mussels - cooked, shelled and smoked - becomes a shockingly small pile of mussel.

I don't know what you had left, but I'd like a go at it.   :bigok:

It turned into about ten pounds of smoked (now vac-sealed and frozen for the future) and maybe three and a half pounds pickled with some fennel stalks and red onion in cider vinegar-mussel water brine and a big handful of toasted fennel and mustard seeds. Those should be good and ready in about a month. I'm thinkin' something simple like spent grain focaccia and hop aioli. Let me know when you're comin' and I'll lay on some shellfish for ya.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on August 27, 2015, 12:59:06 AM
Okay...so we now know where the next Region 1 gathering will be....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on August 28, 2015, 05:35:21 AM
Okay...so we now know where the next Region 1 gathering will be....
Parking may be a problem though...

Memorial at Lance Cove, Bell Is., Newfoundland.
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Post by: Papa Lazarou on August 28, 2015, 06:28:29 AM
To stay out of the gun forum
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Post by: Cookie on August 28, 2015, 06:46:51 AM
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Post by: mxvet57 on August 28, 2015, 08:20:20 AM
Eye bleach please.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on August 28, 2015, 05:48:21 PM
Some things cannot be unseen.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 28, 2015, 06:32:14 PM
That funny sound in my forktruck I thought was a pulley or bearing going bad, was in fact a bearing or pulley going bad. The belt broke half way to maintenance and the radiator overheated and blew with spectacular effect as I was pulling into maintenance. Ten minutes till the end of my shift.

Good night boys. Have fun!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 28, 2015, 08:24:20 PM
That funny sound in my forktruck I thought was a pulley or bearing going bad, was in fact a bearing or pulley going bad. The belt broke half way to maintenance and the radiator overheated and blew with spectacular effect as I was pulling into maintenance. Ten minutes till the end of my shift.

Good night boys. Have fun!


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on August 28, 2015, 09:57:03 PM
I didn't learn much today, but I did ask the owner of the brewery to teach me to operate the forklift and he agreed to it in principle.
It'll probably be a month or two before we get around to it, but the groundwork has been laid.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 28, 2015, 10:17:41 PM
I didn't learn much today, but I did ask the owner of the brewery to teach me to operate the forklift and he agreed to it in principle.
It'll probably be a month or two before we get around to it, but the groundwork has been laid.

Did it for almost 20 years. Gas, electric, swing mast, order pickers. It's not that hard once you get used to the rear wheel steering. I could work all 3 controls with one hand. It's driving with the forks you have to get used to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bedlamite on August 28, 2015, 10:28:21 PM
I didn't learn much today, but I did ask the owner of the brewery to teach me to operate the forklift and he agreed to it in principle.
It'll probably be a month or two before we get around to it, but the groundwork has been laid.

Did it for almost 20 years. Gas, electric, swing mast, order pickers. It's not that hard once you get used to the rear wheel steering. I could work all 3 controls with one hand. It's driving with the forks you have to get used to.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAlnqkJ-OM&t=5m12s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAlnqkJ-OM&t=5m12s)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on August 29, 2015, 09:01:54 AM
Donuts are cool on forklifts. [emoji1]


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 29, 2015, 09:03:59 AM
That may have had something to do with it. Hard to say really.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 30, 2015, 04:46:50 PM
I can make it home from the chicken gas station without hitting reserve.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 30, 2015, 07:19:09 PM
Crazy has a name. It's Tina.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 30, 2015, 09:22:49 PM
Crazy has a name. It's Tina.

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Shepherdess?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on August 30, 2015, 11:22:36 PM
That it's really helpful to check the torque on your lug nuts if you expect to race for 13 hours. Nevertheless we managed to place 5th in the war of attrition. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on August 31, 2015, 04:18:52 AM
Crazy has a name. It's Tina.

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Shepherdess?

A coworker. A combination of what has to be no less than twenty cups of coffee a day coupled with perhaps a bit too much cymboxin and 'other' (hard to say really) made for an interesting day.

The big bummer was she's my bosses girlfriend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 31, 2015, 01:01:44 PM
A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 31, 2015, 01:02:48 PM
Farmers market.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 31, 2015, 01:04:09 PM
Farmers market.

That's where I got them. :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 31, 2015, 01:05:45 PM
Farmers market.

That's where I got them. :rolf:

I know. I was just being a smart A.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 31, 2015, 01:08:17 PM
It never fails when I get the gage cluster back in the dash of the truck the ABS bulb goes out.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on August 31, 2015, 02:31:39 PM
Suggestions?
PEACH FIGHT!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on August 31, 2015, 04:27:40 PM
More work but cut those critters up and freeze them by the ziplock. A half bushel usually lasts us until Spring. Peaches for pancakes, smoothies, ice creams, shakes, marinades and chutneys... salads, meats, sauces and sweets, they complement ANYTHNG in the dead of winter. Add some to your crockpot of pork loin.  I loves me some peaches on a fresh grilled steak. There's no end to the lovely.
Now I want a beer and a peach.
LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SuperHans on August 31, 2015, 04:37:36 PM
! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvAnQqVJ3XQ#)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on August 31, 2015, 04:42:43 PM
The likelihood of catching a salmon goes down dramatically once you're on the river and realize you've left the sardine bait in the freezer.

 :bluduh: :baldy:

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on August 31, 2015, 05:04:21 PM
A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?

Jam and then cut the rest up like LT suggested.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on August 31, 2015, 05:09:10 PM
A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?

Jam and then cut the rest up like LT suggested.

Hooch.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 31, 2015, 05:17:26 PM

A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?

Hooch.  :beerchug:

Winner!


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 31, 2015, 05:22:15 PM

More work but cut those critters up and freeze them by the ziplock. A half bushel usually lasts us until Spring. Peaches for pancakes, smoothies, ice creams, shakes, marinades and chutneys... salads, meats, sauces and sweets, they complement ANYTHNG in the dead of winter. Add some to your crockpot of pork loin.  I loves me some peaches on a fresh grilled steak. There's no end to the lovely.
Now I want a beer and a peach.
LT

This is my actual current plan.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bedlamite on August 31, 2015, 05:46:50 PM
http://www.homebrewit.com/peach-wine-recipes/ (http://www.homebrewit.com/peach-wine-recipes/)

71b yeast
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on August 31, 2015, 07:48:29 PM
Rumtopf.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on August 31, 2015, 08:50:20 PM

More work but cut those critters up and freeze them by the ziplock. A half bushel usually lasts us until Spring. Peaches for pancakes, smoothies, ice creams, shakes, marinades and chutneys... salads, meats, sauces and sweets, they complement ANYTHNG in the dead of winter. Add some to your crockpot of pork loin.  I loves me some peaches on a fresh grilled steak. There's no end to the lovely.
Now I want a beer and a peach.
LT

This is my actual current plan.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Press the ziplocs flat when you seal them and you can stack them in the freezer, they stay stacked well and the thin profile means they'll thaw in no time. :thumbsup:

Make sure the bags are completely dry on the outside. DAMHIK  :redface: It happened once, but that's all it took. :mad:


edit: spel like edd
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 31, 2015, 09:31:26 PM
A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?

Mash 'em up, add some sugar, water, and yeast.  Then I'll run it through my 'still.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 31, 2015, 10:39:16 PM
A half bushel of peaches is a lot of damn peaches.  I made a peach cobbler and baby food for Little 'Bit last night.  I made 7 jars of peach jam and 7 of peach rum sauce this morning.  I set aside enough peaches so that Sprout and I can each have one for breakfast this week.  I still have 5 lbs left.  Suggestions?

Mash 'em up, add some sugar, water, and yeast.  Then I'll run it through my 'still.   :bigok:


I told Nate when ever he's ready for a road trip.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 31, 2015, 11:14:40 PM
When testing continuity of auto fuses always check it twice. I still don't know how I missed  the bad fuse the first time.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 05, 2015, 07:26:17 PM
I learned that hitting the gym before work and doing an upper body workout that leaves your arm as weak as butter makes it VERY dangerous to ride the bike the rest of the way to work.

If anything unexpected came up, I would not have been able to do anything but die.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on September 16, 2015, 05:13:44 PM
learned some more about the VA to distrust them even more...  when they say in the $350's  they actually mean $330's...  which then means,  we probably are NOT getting our house. To say we are Pissed off is an understatement. grrrr.  not a good way to end a vacation.

Scot "Z"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on September 16, 2015, 07:36:43 PM
I learned that Amazon sells dryer parts for 30 yo Maytags. Blower and belt replaced and dryer is running much quieter. All for under $25 and M.Brane's labor. Which reminds me. Have to give an order to the beer fairy.  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on September 18, 2015, 01:28:46 AM
That trying to deliver birthday cupcakes on a motorcycle is futile at best.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 18, 2015, 06:08:04 AM
That trying to deliver birthday cupcakes on a motorcycle is futile at best.

I wish I learned that one day earlier. Timing IS everything.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 18, 2015, 06:58:53 AM
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Quote from: AVWeb
The restoration team working on the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” will go on live webcam Friday morning for the first engine startups. The event will start at 8 a.m. CT in Wichita, where Doc is undergoing work at its hangar. Tom Bertels, a Doc’s Friends board member, told AVweb in an email Thursday the team wants to get all four engines running. “The goal is to power up each engine to idle speed in order to verify that everything is in order and operating within expected operating envelopes,” he said. “If all goes as planned, after each engine is started and observed by itself, we will start all four so that Doc will once again be under full power.” In preparing for the startup, Doc has undergone work on the fuel system and leak checks, and each engine has had turbocharger casings installed. “This will be a huge milestone for the people who have invested so many hours of their lives to restore the B-29,” Bertels said. 

Meanwhile, the FAA has reviewed inspection plans for the B-29 and the board is awaiting approval for an airworthiness certificate. As soon as it’s in, the board will submit its request to the U.S. Air Force to use nearby McConnell Air Force Base for flight testing. It’s hoped that the aircraft and the paperwork will be completed to allow a first flight by the end of the year. A Kickstarter fundraising campaign will launch in the coming weeks to raise money for the flight tests. Doc, which was one of a squadron of World War II-era airplanes named after Snow White’s seven dwarfs, has undergone restoration work off and on since 1987. Only one other B-29, Fifi, is flying.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on September 18, 2015, 07:25:44 AM
You left out the link to the webstream; http://www.b-29doc.com/ (http://www.b-29doc.com/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on September 18, 2015, 08:10:57 AM
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Quote from: AVWeb
The restoration team working on the B-29 Superfortress “Doc” will go on live webcam Friday morning for the first engine startups. The event will start at 8 a.m. CT in Wichita, where Doc is undergoing work at its hangar. Tom Bertels, a Doc’s Friends board member, told AVweb in an email Thursday the team wants to get all four engines running. “The goal is to power up each engine to idle speed in order to verify that everything is in order and operating within expected operating envelopes,” he said. “If all goes as planned, after each engine is started and observed by itself, we will start all four so that Doc will once again be under full power.” In preparing for the startup, Doc has undergone work on the fuel system and leak checks, and each engine has had turbocharger casings installed. “This will be a huge milestone for the people who have invested so many hours of their lives to restore the B-29,” Bertels said.

Meanwhile, the FAA has reviewed inspection plans for the B-29 and the board is awaiting approval for an airworthiness certificate. As soon as it’s in, the board will submit its request to the U.S. Air Force to use nearby McConnell Air Force Base for flight testing. It’s hoped that the aircraft and the paperwork will be completed to allow a first flight by the end of the year. A Kickstarter fundraising campaign will launch in the coming weeks to raise money for the flight tests. Doc, which was one of a squadron of World War II-era airplanes named after Snow White’s seven dwarfs, has undergone restoration work off and on since 1987. Only one other B-29, Fifi, is flying.




 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SuperHans on September 18, 2015, 08:59:40 AM
I remember seeing the B-29 FiFi at the EAA Fly In in Oshkosh, WI as a kid. I just remember how big and impressive it seemed at the time. I grew up in Green Bay and we would go to the EAA Fly In just about every summer. It was always the high point of the year for me.

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Post by: stew71 on September 18, 2015, 11:37:02 AM
I remember seeing the B-29 FiFi at the EAA Fly In in Oshkosh, WI as a kid. I just remember how big and impressive it seemed at the time. I grew up in Green Bay and we would go to the EAA Fly In just about every summer. It was always the high point of the year for me.

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Warbird pr0n.  :inlove: :drool: :leghump:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 18, 2015, 01:25:19 PM
Beautiful but dangeous.

Today I learned that my new role is going to take much more time than they want to pay me for.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 19, 2015, 02:59:05 PM
Today I learned what Bellville washers are.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on September 19, 2015, 05:28:41 PM
Arrogant, entitled washers that look down on all the other washers in the state?

Never mind. That's Bellevue.

(PNW joke)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on September 19, 2015, 05:47:59 PM
I learned that deer like donuts and are very insistent.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 20, 2015, 06:11:52 AM
Cops too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 20, 2015, 06:13:39 AM
Arrogant, entitled washers that look down on all the other washers in the state?

Never mind. That's Bellevue.

(PNW joke)

And then I learned how spell their name.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bedlamite on September 21, 2015, 06:55:29 PM
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Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on September 21, 2015, 07:16:54 PM
  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on September 21, 2015, 08:52:42 PM
  :lol:

Out
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 25, 2015, 05:22:05 AM
Transporting the CIA A-12.
http://www.roadrunnersinternationale.com/transporting_the_a-12.html (http://www.roadrunnersinternationale.com/transporting_the_a-12.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on September 25, 2015, 07:37:30 AM
Transporting the CIA A-12.
[url]http://www.roadrunnersinternationale.com/transporting_the_a-12.html[/url] ([url]http://www.roadrunnersinternationale.com/transporting_the_a-12.html[/url])
AWESOME!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 25, 2015, 09:34:33 AM
I learned why everyone at my house was 'sent away' as the  final preparations for the my daughter's wedding were being done (the reception is at my house). It was to prevent a coup de tat. Well played Mrs. Wedge, well played.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 25, 2015, 10:18:04 AM
The oil feed to the 250's top end is very good! I forgot to tighten the rocker covers down...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 25, 2015, 12:27:11 PM
I learned why everyone at my house was 'sent away' as the  final preparations for the my daughter's wedding were being done (the reception is at my house). It was to prevent a coup de tat. Well played Mrs. Wedge, well played.

Details? :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on September 25, 2015, 12:49:12 PM
I learned why everyone at my house was 'sent away' as the  final preparations for the my daughter's wedding were being done (the reception is at my house). It was to prevent a coup de tat. Well played Mrs. Wedge, well played.

Details? :popcorn:

+1 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 25, 2015, 01:06:31 PM
Not much to tell. 6 months of improvements, projects and cleaning, with final result being my daughters wedding, which is tomorrow. Done with 2 hours to spare.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 25, 2015, 01:08:42 PM
Not much to tell. 6 months of improvements, projects and cleaning, with final result being my daughters wedding, which is tomorrow. Done with 2 hours to spare.

Oh. From the way you phrased it, it sounded like she sprang some huge surprise on you, like a pond with swans got installed in your yard, or similar.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on September 25, 2015, 01:16:06 PM
I was thinking interference from a relative other than you. Or some other sort of family drama about how the wedding was going to go....

We are so creative over here.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 25, 2015, 09:20:33 PM
Nope.. Surprisingly no drama.

edit: crappy sideways cell phone pic removed of the wonderful job Mrs. Wedge did making the house (and the newly finished "Two-Stroke Pub") look amazing and able to accommodate 74 people. We did almost have to have an intervention however. We did get her to put down the vacuum and back away from it after the taser came out. As long as the ice sculptures don't melt, no one should get hurt. Wish me luck.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 30, 2015, 01:18:09 PM
Pandora treats the entire first side of Rush's 2112 (all 20 minutes and 34 seconds of it) as a single track.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 30, 2015, 03:27:58 PM
Pandora treats the entire first side of Rush's 2112 (all 20 minutes and 34 seconds of it) as a single track.

Sweet!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 30, 2015, 04:20:46 PM
Pandora treats the entire first side of Rush's 2112 (all 20 minutes and 34 seconds of it) as a single track.

Sweet!

I was grooving.  Too bad Pandora doesn't do the same thing for The Wall.  That album is broken up into 30 second snippets of music (expect for a few tracks).  I've given :thumbsdown: to most of it because of that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 30, 2015, 04:29:07 PM
Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 30, 2015, 04:30:09 PM
Today I learned that I should leave my credit card at home if I'm going anywhere near a gun store. :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 30, 2015, 05:08:14 PM

Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?

I'll make sure to call a pizza meat there. [emoji106]


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 30, 2015, 05:14:05 PM

Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?

I'll make sure to call a pizza meat there. [emoji106]


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Do you know the place?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 30, 2015, 05:19:05 PM
Nope. It's 40 minutes from me. Plenty of pizza closer than that.


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on September 30, 2015, 06:27:04 PM

Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?

I'll make sure to call a pizza meat there. [emoji106]


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Do you know the place?

Nope. It's 40 minutes from me. Plenty of pizza closer than that.



If it's Lake Bluff you can't afford it.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on September 30, 2015, 06:38:45 PM

Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?

I'll make sure to call a pizza meat there. [emoji106]


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

Do you know the place?

Nope. It's 40 minutes from me. Plenty of pizza closer than that.


If it's Lake Forest you can't afford it.  :lol:

And why they have do$h to spend on sponsorships
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on September 30, 2015, 07:44:16 PM
Pandora treats the entire first side of Rush's 2112 (all 20 minutes and 34 seconds of it) as a single track.

Tull's "Thick as a Brick" too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on September 30, 2015, 07:47:56 PM
I'm wondering if In-A-Godda-Da-Vida is the same.

Or The Gates Of Delirium, Mountain Jam, Karn Evil 9...you get the idea.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on September 30, 2015, 07:54:55 PM
Never mind any live Grateful Dead recording.

For Cookie.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 30, 2015, 08:31:25 PM
Never mind any live Grateful Dead recording.

For Cookie.  ;)
gdradio.net

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on September 30, 2015, 09:21:38 PM

Pandora suxors.

Try tunein Radio. I listen to the "Acid Flashback" station. Great cuts. The best time of the day is when its sponsored by Silo Pizza Lake Bluff Illinois. I have no clue if your from near there but if you are thank them for me, will ya?

I'll make sure to call a pizza meat there. [emoji106]


Sent through subspace from the U.S.S. Enterprise.

I've actually eaten there, but not since the '70s. Sounds like the owners never left the decade.   ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 01, 2015, 05:48:16 AM
Sounds like the owners never left the decade.
That was a whole decade?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 03, 2015, 04:52:38 PM
http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/baranovsky/baranovsky.htm (http://lend-lease.airforce.ru/english/articles/baranovsky/baranovsky.htm)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 05, 2015, 04:40:39 PM
De skinning a chicken works easer when done under running warm water.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 05, 2015, 05:08:05 PM
De skinning a chicken works easer when done under running warm water.
I never thought of prepping dinner in the shower...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on October 05, 2015, 07:04:43 PM
De skinning a chicken works easer when done under running warm water.

I never thought of prepping dinner in the shower...


http://youtu.be/15puo-dSEIY (http://youtu.be/15puo-dSEIY)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 05, 2015, 07:29:38 PM
De skinning a chicken works easer when done under running warm water.
I never thought of prepping dinner in the shower...


You mean I'm doing it all wrong.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 06, 2015, 06:10:36 AM
There is no 'wrong', only efficiency and cleanliness.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 06, 2015, 06:54:49 AM
B10 is a long way from F24
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 06, 2015, 07:02:24 AM
B10 is a long way from F24

Which airport?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on October 06, 2015, 07:16:13 AM
Sometimes things that seem bad at the time, turn out to be good.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 06, 2015, 07:21:55 AM




Which airport?

Philadelphia
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on October 06, 2015, 10:15:40 AM
B10 is a long way from F24

F'ing BINGO?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on October 06, 2015, 10:58:19 AM




Which airport?

Philadelphia

Which means you got to take the tram ride across the tarmac huh?  Fun times!  :P
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on October 06, 2015, 11:13:50 AM
Rhode Island state troopers are very well dressed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: SuperHans on October 06, 2015, 11:22:27 AM
Rhode Island state troopers are very well dressed.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 06, 2015, 12:43:03 PM
Rhode Island state troopers are very well dressed.


Did he introduce himself to you for some reason?  C:-)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 07, 2015, 09:56:44 AM
After dicing up two jalapeno peppers and washing my hands twice don't touch your nose and the corner of your eye. I should of known better.  :nuts:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on October 07, 2015, 11:10:02 AM
After dicing up two jalapeno peppers and washing my hands twice don't touch your nose and the corner of your eye. I should of known better.  :nuts:

Latex gloves (or nitrile) for the win! Good thing you didn't touch other delicate parts.  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on October 07, 2015, 12:10:05 PM
I learned that tonight NASA is providing a nice show and plenty of chemtrail conspiracy fuel for the tinfoil hats of the east coast.

http://gizmodo.com/a-nasa-experiment-is-going-to-light-up-the-sky-with-bea-1735168250 (http://gizmodo.com/a-nasa-experiment-is-going-to-light-up-the-sky-with-bea-1735168250)
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 07, 2015, 12:20:25 PM
After dicing up two jalapeno peppers and washing my hands twice don't touch your nose and the corner of your eye. I should of known better.  :nuts:

Good thing you didn't touch other delicate parts.  8)

Is Cookie not wearing pants again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 07, 2015, 12:37:16 PM
Chupacabra means "goat sucker"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupacabra

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on October 07, 2015, 01:06:00 PM
I just learned that Ed doesn't watch much SyFy channel. :couch:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on October 07, 2015, 04:29:37 PM
I just learned that Ed doesn't watch much SyFy channel. :couch:

Out.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 07, 2015, 05:30:43 PM
I just learned that Ed doesn't watch much SyFy channel. :couch:


That's because I don't get it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 07, 2015, 05:35:42 PM
That's because I don't get it.
Not often do you get a straight line like that...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on October 12, 2015, 10:27:16 AM
I learned that 'intellectual property' is a made-up illusion contrived to deceive.
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.xhtml (http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/not-ipr.xhtml)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on October 12, 2015, 04:42:09 PM
I had already known that Guatemala City is divided into zones, that like Paris' arrondissements start numerically at the city center and spiral outwards.  They are numbered Zone 1 through Zone 25.  What I learned today is that Zone 20 doesn't exist.  There are actually 24 zones, numbered 1-19 and 21-25.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on October 16, 2015, 03:49:12 PM
From the late 1970s and into the early 1990s, NFL quarterback Joe Montana was a household name throughout the United States.
In 1993, the town of Ismay, Montana (population 22 at the time) voted to change its name to Joe. They even retiled the floor of the community center to reflect the new name.
Joe Montana retired after the 1994 season and Joe, Montana reverted to Ismay, Montana sometime thereafter.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on October 17, 2015, 11:39:15 AM
The best selling issue of Playboy was the November 1972 edition. Over 7 million copies.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: garry on October 17, 2015, 04:06:27 PM
VW uses some cheap ass pot metal in their side view mirrors. My drivers side mirror just fell off while washing the car. And I was washing it to possibly trade in on Monday. FML...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on October 19, 2015, 01:51:17 PM
The term 'blowin smoke up your ass' comes from the 1700's.
Smoke enemas were used to resuscitate drowning victims then.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 19, 2015, 01:59:57 PM
Bacon and eggs sounded like a good idea. The stomach bug I have thought otherwise.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on October 19, 2015, 02:07:03 PM
Board meetings are properly named, the spelling is just wrong
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on October 19, 2015, 02:33:32 PM
I learned that finding a repair manual for a Suzuki Aerio is akin to snake shoes or hens teeth. If said teeth and shoes could be ordered on Amazon for buckets of money.

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 19, 2015, 02:42:24 PM
Don't cut the lawn when the leaves are falling. When I turn around It looks like I didn't do anything.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on October 19, 2015, 04:33:26 PM
I learned that finding a repair manual for a Suzuki Aerio is akin to snake shoes or hens teeth. If said teeth and shoes could be ordered on Amazon for buckets of money.

LT

Today I also learned to never give up, and never surrender. The Suzuki Aerio is known also as the Suzuki Liana (an acronym for Life In A New Age). THAT I was able to find a manual for. Thank you my Brit friends.

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on October 19, 2015, 08:40:04 PM
I learned the bizarre story of the kid who inherited all of Margaret Wise Brown's money.

http://www.joshuaprager.com/articles/runaway-money/


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on October 19, 2015, 08:51:30 PM
I learned that finding a repair manual for a Suzuki Aerio is akin to snake shoes or hens teeth. If said teeth and shoes could be ordered on Amazon for buckets of money.

LT

Today I also learned to never give up, and never surrender. The Suzuki Aerio is known also as the Suzuki Liana (an acronym for Life In A New Age). THAT I was able to find a manual for. Thank you my Brit friends.

LT

The Liana was also the original Star In A Reasonably Priced Car car.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on October 23, 2015, 09:55:08 PM
I learned that Walmart apparently sells sausage products.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 24, 2015, 05:54:38 AM
Not to me, anymore.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 24, 2015, 07:07:36 AM
Because you know they taped it up and tossed it on the markdown shelf.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 25, 2015, 05:05:43 PM
Tlolo masny L's.Thgis may have tlo glo back where it came frlom.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 25, 2015, 05:41:44 PM
Tlolo masny L's.Thgis may have tlo glo back where it came frlom.
Drunkpost?

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on October 26, 2015, 08:38:16 AM
Today I learned that in Norway, the word "texas" is used to describe anything crazy, wild or out of control.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/how-texas-became-norwegian-for-crazy/ (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/how-texas-became-norwegian-for-crazy/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on October 26, 2015, 08:39:09 AM
I relearned that you should always have a gasket to replace when doing a project. However, the nice box your stator comes in works well too!

Also, I cut awesome with scissors AND box cutters.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 26, 2015, 10:34:52 AM


Also, I cut awesome with scissors AND box cutters.


What does the Homeland Security have to say about that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on October 26, 2015, 04:31:56 PM
Today I learned that in Norway, the word "texas" is used to describe anything crazy, wild or out of control.


[url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/how-texas-became-norwegian-for-crazy/[/url] ([url]http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/26/how-texas-became-norwegian-for-crazy/[/url])


And not just in Norway, I suspect.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on October 26, 2015, 05:23:29 PM
Tlolo masny L's.Thgis may have tlo glo back where it came frlom.
Drunkpost?

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on October 26, 2015, 05:29:52 PM
Today I learned that in Norway, the word "texas" is used to describe anything crazy, wild or out of control.

“Anybody who wanders around the world saying, “Hell yes, I’m from Texas,” deserves whatever happens to him."

--Hunter S. Thompson
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on October 26, 2015, 08:28:29 PM


Also, I cut awesome with scissors AND box cutters.


What does the Homeland Security have to say about that.

They are happy about it...except when I run with scissors. They don't like when we run with scissors.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 27, 2015, 04:49:01 AM
How to shoot a compound bow accurately.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 27, 2015, 04:49:13 AM
This software blows.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 27, 2015, 07:17:22 AM
Cookies compound bow has software?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 28, 2015, 05:45:18 AM
The Lun Class Ekranoplan.
 :eek:
http://thebrigade.com/2015/07/09/russias-unprecedented-monster-aircraft-ship-53-photos-and-story/ (http://thebrigade.com/2015/07/09/russias-unprecedented-monster-aircraft-ship-53-photos-and-story/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on October 30, 2015, 03:09:28 PM
October 30, 1925,
The first television transmission was seen in London, England. John Baird built the transmitter in his attic from a tea chest, cardboard scanning discs, an empty biscuit box, old electric motors, darning needles, motorcycle lamp lenses, piano wire, glue, string, and sealing wax.
I learned it is "sealing wax".  All these years I was trying to figure out what 'ceiling wax' was or was used for!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on October 30, 2015, 03:40:00 PM
I just learned that it wasn't actually Johnny Mathis singing "Wonderful wonderful" in the X-Files episode called "Home", but a soundalike singer named Kenny James.

Whenever I hear that song (which, thankfully, is rarely) all I can think of is "Them's such good boys."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on November 07, 2015, 12:13:28 PM
My wife knows how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet that looks no different than a flat sheet.  You know, those pesky things that aren't physically possible to fold.

I believe this buys her a one-way ticket to a scale with a duck on the other side.  I'm going to miss her.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on November 07, 2015, 12:45:46 PM
....You know, those pesky things that aren't physically possible to fold.


They usually end up wadded up in a ball in the hall closet when it's my turn to do the laundry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on November 07, 2015, 01:57:32 PM
When people come over to visit, and ask to use the bathroom, they sneak into the bedroom and pull back the bedcover to see if your sheets are wrinkled.
DID YOU NOT KNOW THIS??
 :eek:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 07, 2015, 02:10:47 PM
My wife knows how to perfectly fold a fitted sheet that looks no different than a flat sheet.  You know, those pesky things that aren't physically possible to fold.

I believe this buys her a one-way ticket to a scale with a duck on the other side.  I'm going to miss her.



http://youtu.be/Q-a2FR1iwqg (http://youtu.be/Q-a2FR1iwqg)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on November 07, 2015, 06:35:04 PM
My boss is a douche confirmed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jet-A-Pumper on November 08, 2015, 06:56:53 AM
I learned last night that watching 4 1/2 hours of christmas dramas on The Hallmark channel with a wife in a "heightened emotional state", does not equal marital bliss.

I now respectfully submit my man-card for destruction.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on November 08, 2015, 07:11:46 AM
Go eat some bacon, shoot guns and watch some porn.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 08, 2015, 08:00:35 AM
It's freeken cold out this morning.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on November 08, 2015, 09:34:08 AM
It's cold here, too.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on November 14, 2015, 08:45:34 PM
I learned that how gluten-intolerant a customer thinks they are is directly proportionate to how much they spent at LuluLemon in the past twelve months.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on November 15, 2015, 03:21:31 AM
I have anger issues.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on November 15, 2015, 07:29:24 AM
Sony still makes Betamax cassettes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 15, 2015, 08:51:31 AM
Sony still makes Betamax cassettes.


That people still have Betamax player/recorders.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 21, 2015, 11:07:56 AM
Kids entering the workforce today are so coddled that if you don't give them 5 warm fuzzy atta-boys for each and every constructive criticism, you will crush their fragile little egos.
 :facepalm:

My first hourly job was working in a restaurant kitchen with a German chef.
Then I joined the military - I appreciated the consistent structure.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 21, 2015, 11:09:33 AM
I learned that Winnie the Poo was named after a Canadian Black Bear called Winnipeg, Winnie for short, who lived out its days at Regent's Park Zoo in London. And Winnie was a she.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 21, 2015, 11:42:44 AM
I learned that Winnie the Poo was named after a Canadian Black Bear called Winnipeg, Winnie for short, who lived out its days at Regent's Park Zoo in London. And Winnie was a she.



Birth place of Winnie the Pooh. White river Ontario Canada.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 21, 2015, 05:00:24 PM
Some Christmas bazaars out in the sticks are truly bizarre.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on November 21, 2015, 09:21:37 PM
Some Christmas bazaars out in the sticks are truly bizarre.

LOL.  Read that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 22, 2015, 10:44:39 AM
There are no words..... :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on November 22, 2015, 11:19:34 AM
Today I had a moment of awareness and at first I thought that I was actually in the slow class here at work and my boss who is as blind as Mr. Magoo drives the short bus.

That kinda festered in my mind for a while and I realized that it wasn't a slow class but more of a sanitarium like in Cuckoos Nest with me being Randle McMurphy and my boss, nurse Ratchett my moment of clarity this morning was my lobotomy and I'm just laying here in a puddle of my own drool waiting on the big Indian.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on November 23, 2015, 09:21:29 PM
My youngest, like her older sister, is smarter than I was. Inducted into the national honor society.   
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on November 23, 2015, 10:19:05 PM
 :clap:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on November 24, 2015, 06:11:52 AM
Today I had a moment of awareness and at first I thought that I was actually in the slow class here at work and my boss who is as blind as Mr. Magoo drives the short bus.

That kinda festered in my mind for a while and I realized that it wasn't a slow class but more of a sanitarium like in Cuckoos Nest with me being Randle McMurphy and my boss, nurse Ratchett my moment of clarity this morning was my lobotomy and I'm just laying here in a puddle of my own drool waiting on the big Indian.

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That's exactly how I felt when I was at the Honda Tech Center in Ohio, but you have to have all the characters dress like a dojo scene from a Bruce Lee movie.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on November 24, 2015, 06:42:46 AM
Today I had a moment of awareness and at first I thought that I was actually in the slow class here at work and my boss who is as blind as Mr. Magoo drives the short bus.

That kinda festered in my mind for a while and I realized that it wasn't a slow class but more of a sanitarium like in Cuckoos Nest with me being Randle McMurphy and my boss, nurse Ratchett my moment of clarity this morning was my lobotomy and I'm just laying here in a puddle of my own drool waiting on the big Indian.

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That's exactly how I felt when I was at the Honda Tech Center in Ohio, but you have to have all the characters dress like a dojo scene from a Bruce Lee movie.

Throw in a few leprechauns and you have the beginnings of a Papa story.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on November 24, 2015, 07:16:10 AM
Everyone needs an Ed nearby.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on November 27, 2015, 09:27:44 PM
So it turns out I am the grandson of a bootlegger and the son of a playboy bunny. Life is strange.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on November 27, 2015, 10:36:22 PM
It's 13° warmer in Chicago then Amarillo Texas.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on November 28, 2015, 05:52:02 PM
It's 9º warmer in Chicago and Gunnison than Amarillo.

The Gunnison temperature really surprises me. But we haven't reached winter yet.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on November 30, 2015, 04:59:29 PM
That it's going to cost $800 to fix a 25 year-old gas furnace.   :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Skee on November 30, 2015, 06:10:31 PM
That's better than the $7500 it just cost us to replace our 23 year old HVAC system! 

Be glad you can still get parts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on December 07, 2015, 09:57:50 AM
was really interested in getting the James Bond 007 "Spectre" watch. (I have a thing for watches). sweet watch, but for $7500??!!??!  dang, guess I'll get a rolex.  much cheaper.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 07, 2015, 10:28:00 AM
Frost on the roads makes for some interesting riding. Who would of thunk.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on December 07, 2015, 02:37:44 PM
was really interested in getting the James Bond 007 "Spectre" watch. (I have a thing for watches). sweet watch, but for $7500??!!??!  dang, guess I'll get a rolex.  much cheaper.

Which is better than us having to replace 2 air handlers and 1 compressor (to a heat pump) during the 23 year lifetime of our house.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 09, 2015, 10:57:07 AM
dimmable LEDs don't work with incandescent dimmers
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 09, 2015, 03:02:26 PM
Remarkably little. Same old, same old.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 09, 2015, 03:22:43 PM
TIL That if the wind is going take my new toy away and it's blowing from the south, there is an above average chance it will land in the yard with the two dobermans.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on December 09, 2015, 04:01:32 PM
dimmable LEDs don't work with incandescent dimmers

Huh.  Mine seem to?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on December 09, 2015, 06:30:23 PM
dimmable LEDs don't work with incandescent dimmers

Huh.  Mine seem to?

So they don't flicker? But yeah - some sockets need re-wiring.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on December 10, 2015, 07:36:52 PM
dimmable LEDs don't work with incandescent dimmers

Huh.  Mine seem to?

So they don't flicker? But yeah - some sockets need re-wiring.

Mine don't- but I get dimmable LED's.  I did put the dimmers in myself when we moved in ~5 years ago.  I wonder if the newer dimmers do something different?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 11, 2015, 04:48:30 PM
Kipper snacks and pickled herring are the only two food items I can't count on being where I left them   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on December 11, 2015, 07:14:45 PM
Kipper snacks and pickled herring are the only two food items I can't count on being where I left them   

Oh, I love those.   :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on December 11, 2015, 08:56:44 PM
Kipper snacks and pickled herring are the only two food items I can't count on being where I left them   

Oh, I love those.   :inlove:

:wave: Me too!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DrMikey on December 11, 2015, 10:55:56 PM
Boobytrap backwards is Partyboob.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 14, 2015, 09:06:41 AM
Boobytrap backwards is Partyboob.
I've met some women like that...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on December 14, 2015, 10:20:58 PM


Yesterday I learned that 20+ year old Aerostitch Roadcrafter suits aren't as waterproof as one might wish.


Today I learned that other suit options are just damned expensive these days...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 15, 2015, 09:50:18 AM


Yesterday I learned that 20+ year old Aerostitch Roadcrafter suits aren't as waterproof as one might wish.


Today I learned that other suit options are just damned expensive these days...
Aerostich.com  repairs;
CLEANING INSPECTION AND WATER REPELLENT SERVICE
Complete washing, general inspection, and water repellent service for Roadcrafter and Darien suits. A detailed inspection of the hook & loop, zippers, stitching, fabric, and laundering with NikWax wash-in water repellent. Stain removal is not guaranteed, but suits will smell nicer and will work better in the rain. If sewing repairs or pad replacements are needed, you will be contacted with an estimate.
One Piece #255 $80.00
Jackets #256 $50.00
Pants #257 $40.00
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 15, 2015, 11:52:37 AM
some people have not yet learned that you don't walk on ice with your hands in your pockets.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on December 15, 2015, 12:22:19 PM
According to one of my students, green light travels faster than red light. :willy: :bash: :tinfoil:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 15, 2015, 12:24:34 PM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on December 15, 2015, 02:06:50 PM
According to one of my students, green light travels faster than red light. :willy: :bash: :tinfoil:

Were they trying to explain why they got a ticket for disobeying a traffic signal device?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on December 15, 2015, 02:22:46 PM
If you start snorking snot and hacking up phlegm when people are near your office, your workload reduces dramatically.  :)    :(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on December 15, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
Snot snorker.  >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on December 15, 2015, 02:39:42 PM
I learned that snot snorking was a thing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 15, 2015, 02:44:04 PM
I learned that snot snorking was a thing.
Me too, to ,two.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on December 15, 2015, 02:51:39 PM
If you type "bubble level" into the Google search bar on your smartphone, it'll open up a virtual level for for you. 

Cool.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 15, 2015, 02:55:48 PM
Totally just tried that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 15, 2015, 03:03:21 PM
According to one of my students, green light travels faster than red light. :willy: :bash: :tinfoil:

Were they trying to explain why they got a ticket for disobeying a traffic signal device?

I was thinking the same thing to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on December 15, 2015, 03:09:33 PM
According to one of my students, green light travels faster than red light. :willy: :bash: :tinfoil:

Were they trying to explain why they got a ticket for disobeying a traffic signal device?

I wish they were being that creative. :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on December 15, 2015, 05:12:26 PM
If you type "bubble level" into the Google search bar on your smartphone, it'll open up a virtual level for for you. 

Cool.

Cool indeed.  :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on December 15, 2015, 05:37:52 PM


Yesterday I learned that 20+ year old Aerostitch Roadcrafter suits aren't as waterproof as one might wish.


Today I learned that other suit options are just damned expensive these days...
Aerostich.com  repairs;
CLEANING INSPECTION AND WATER REPELLENT SERVICE
Complete washing, general inspection, and water repellent service for Roadcrafter and Darien suits. A detailed inspection of the hook & loop, zippers, stitching, fabric, and laundering with NikWax wash-in water repellent. Stain removal is not guaranteed, but suits will smell nicer and will work better in the rain. If sewing repairs or pad replacements are needed, you will be contacted with an estimate.
One Piece #255 $80.00
Jackets #256 $50.00
Pants #257 $40.00


It's been washed and Nik Waxed reasonably recently.  The material isn't the problem, it's the main zipper that allows a bit of seep through.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 15, 2015, 07:07:02 PM
...it's the main zipper that allows a bit of seep through.
Miles may need Depends.
 :couch:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 15, 2015, 07:31:09 PM
That your zipper will break when it's 39° out. Fortunately I was only 4 miles from home. The Gerbings was on high.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on December 16, 2015, 09:11:11 AM
Bummer. And most folk don't carry spare jeans with them for those occasions.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 16, 2015, 09:15:04 AM
People are dumber than I thought. woman stuck in the snow (there was a no travel advisory), little 2wd car in 18" of snow and she couldn't get it through her head that she needed to stay in the tire tracks or she would not be able to move...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on December 16, 2015, 10:18:20 AM
Had that happen last night. Punk-ass young kid in a little Acura stuck in *literally* 3 inches of snow. In the middle of my street. Rocking it over and over to pull the front tires foreward. Vroom. Vroom. Vroom. Step out, walk around it. get in. rock it again. Vroom. Vroom. Vroom. Step out, walk around it. get in. rock it again. Vroom. Vroom. Vroom. Step out, walk around it. get in. rock it again. Vroom. Vroom. Vroom. Step out, walk around it. get in. rock it again. Vroom. Vroom. Vroom.

After 15 minutes, I put on my boots (to go with my jammies) and walk out and tell him to BACK IT OUT OF THE HOLE. Then go forward ya maroon. He gets going, and pulls into a driveway literally 3 doors down. WTF didn't you hoof it to your buddys house for help instead of disturbing me for 15min?

I learned I don't have a lot of patience with punk-ass kids. Especially ones that don't say thank you.
LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 16, 2015, 11:46:41 AM


I learned I don't have a lot of patience with punk-ass kids. Especially ones that don't say thank you.
LT

There are a lot of people I like better unconscious....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 21, 2015, 07:08:32 PM
From AVWeb:
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By Rick Durden


Last Thursday, December 17, marked the 80thanniversary of the first flight of the Douglas DC-3, probably the most remarkable and successful transport created in the first half-century of powered flight. A buddy of mine kindly texted some photos to me that day—he was in a DC-3 in southern California on a commemorative flight.

Of course I was jealous.

My friend’s series of texts got me thinking about World War II aircraft, the transports in particular; and because it was a crummy weather day, about how pilots flew those airplanes in weather. I got to thinking about my friend, Dave Hertel, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, who flew Curtiss C-46 Commandos over the Hump—some of the very toughest flying of the war. Dave is in his 90s and I couldn’t help comparing his instrument operations in the 1940s—he told me about them in a series of long interviews—with IFR today.

Unsung and often ignored, those who were flying the transports to supply the glory boys in the fighters and bombers were routinely flying in weather that grounded combat operations. In comparison to what they faced with the equipment they had, I’m afraid we have become complacent.

Today we rise from the earth in our machines, navigate using some of the most sophisticated technology known, and let down to a point 200 feet above the ground, when visibility is merely a half mile, spy a runway and alight upon it. Almost without exception, we then congratulate ourselves for our skill and daring without considering that the glass panel will take us by the nose and lead us to the runway, and that any failure to arrive at the desired location is, in truth, probably because we err. To top it off, most of us proceed to pat ourselves on the back the moment the mains touch, because our machines have the steering gear in the front so, even on a windy day, it takes a feckless dolt to lose control once rolling along the ground.

We may have become proud and thus perhaps test the patience of the gods aeronautical. I suggest we remember those who preceded us in the skies and maybe acquire a bit of humility in the process. Dave Hertel and his Army Air Force compatriots based in India provide sterling examples of members of our fraternity flying regularly in truly awful instrument conditions every single day while sometimes being shot at. As humble seekers of knowledge it might do us well to tread among those giants of a prior generation and listen to what sort of instrument flying they did, and learn from it.

World War II was well under way, and events and a determined enemy had conspired so successfully that the Allies fighting in China found themselves in the position of having to obtain virtually all of their supplies via airplanes if they wished to continue hostilities. Despite the remarkable advances in load-carrying ability of airplanes since the days of the Wrights, supplying a military operation via airlift had never been successful.

The logistics of supplying a large group of people who both desired to eat and hurl mechanical invective at an opponent were simply staggering. Needed material was measured in thousands of tons per day in a time when few of the transports in existence could even carry ten tons of payload.

The Army pilots also faced an additional, niggling variable: they would have to cart all of the needed bits and pieces over the highest mountain range in the world, itself a generator of some of the meanest weather imaginable. In almost British understatement, the air supply line to China became known as the "Hump." Peaks forced enroute operations to take place at a very minimum of 15,500 feet above sea level.

An Airplane Every Few Minutes

The sheer magnitude of material to be carried required that airplanes arrive at each of four Chinese airfields every few minutes, around the clock, month after month. Air Force General Tunner organized and commanded this aeronautical nightmare with such success that he would be called upon a few years later to do it all again when he set up the Berlin Airlift, a virtually identical operation that received far more publicity yet operated in less taxing circumstances.

Imagine, if you will, that you are Dave Hertel, or one of the other pilots who, as did Dave, spent most of 1945 and 1946 coaxing massive Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commandos over and between the giant rock piles of the Hump. Take a long moment to start your consideration by recognizing that the C-46 was the largest piston twin ever, bigger even than a number of four-engine airplanes, such as the B-17 Flying Fortress. Then let it sink into your aeronautical soul that you had yet to turn 21 when you ferried a brand new C-46 from the U.S. to Mohanbari, in the Brahmaputra River valley of eastern India, via the Caribbean Sea, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, with a fuel stop at Ascension Island, and thence across Africa and a big slice of Asia.


Mohanbari was one of several air bases set up as cargo hubs where surface transport brought the multitude of things to be stuffed inside C-46s, C-54s (which later in civilian life became the DC-4) and bastard variants of the very fine B-24 Liberator bomber known as the C-87 and C-One-Oh-Boom (C-109 aviation fuel tanker). A bit more than 500 miles to the east, on the Yunnan Plateau of China, were the four bases to be supplied.

On this summer evening, you get the call to haul some 20 hours since your last endeavor. You mutter a bit because 16 hours is about the average interval between flights, so the weather in this monsoon season must be especially foul for things to have gotten backed up enough to give you some extra sack time. You get a weather briefing, on which you rely because it comes from reports of pilots who are right in it, and a load manifest, which you consider cheap fiction. You are probably going to be well over gross because cargo weights are estimates and, in your experience, lousy ones.

In monsoon season, with its broiling heat and thunderstorms, the preferred cargo is avgas. While it can prove pyrotechnical if a Japanese fighter takes an interest in you, at least a 55-gallon drum of avgas always weighs 330 pounds, the ground crews have been given orders as to the maximum number of drums they can shove into the airplane, and most can count, so, carrying avgas, you will only be at gross weight. You learn that your cargo is not avgas so you and your copilot make some not so funny jokes about how good the loaders are at stuffing 10 pounds of, ahem, stuff, into a 5 pound bucket. As usual, you have full tanks, 1,400 gallons, because you won't be given any fuel in China and, if the weather is good enough, some of your fuel load will be considered part of what you are supplying your comrades in arms and drained while on the ground at your destination.

Flight to Kunming

Tonight you are going to Kunming where there are clouds reported at 1,000 feet with about two miles visibility. That makes things marginal, for 1,000 feet just happens to be the minimum descent altitude due to the mountains near the airport. You take a moment to consider the fact that Kunming is at about 6,000 feet MSL, so even with 3 hours of fuel burned, a missed approach in the heat of a summer night means doing everything right to avoid the tall stuff, despite the initial part of the procedure being over a large lake.

Here at home plate, it is raining torrents. The cloud base is high, but visibility is only about a half-mile. Technically that's less than minimums for the NDB approach, but you've heard a half dozen Commandos land just since you got the call for your trip. At the Hump, if you can't track 2.5 miles outbound from an NDB in a crosswind and find a runway during heavy rain, you need to go fly something easy, like fighters.


Once in the airplane you start engines and immediately check to see that the ADF is pointing in the correct direction, as it is your sole navigation radio. When you, the copilot and radio operator are satisfied with everything, you feel your way to the runway. Though it's not long since you were a teen-ager, you know the Commando's foibles and taxi the beast with differential power and very occasional taps on brakes you consider hopelessly inadequate. You take a moment to again curse the engineer who decided not to put a steerable tailwheel on the world's largest twin-engine airplane. Your friends flying the smaller B-17 at least have an aircraft that is easy to handle on the ground. The Army guys in the tower confirm your route clearance and your altitude, which is dictated by your destination. There are four Chinese bases and four altitudes eastbound for C-46s, a thousand feet apart, from 15,500 through 18,500 feet. You wouldn't mind being in a C-54 because they get the next 4 altitudes with more breathing room above the boulders, and they are heavenly flying airplanes; however, you are very glad you aren't in those pig Liberator conversions that get assigned to the high 20s for cruising altitudes as they take forever to get there and fly as poorly as they look.

Precisely on the appointed minute, tower clears you to roll; something you and your loaded steed proceed to do for quite some time. Eventually you wallow noisily into the air, and transition immediately to instruments while being mildly curious as to how far over gross you are tonight as you tell the co-pilot to retract the gear and set max continuous power. You are thankful that this time at least the c.g. is probably close to the published range because you are not wildly out of trim as you settle in and thunder upward through the fire-hose intensity rain.

As captain, you will do all the flying, unless the autopilot decides to crap out. If it does, you'll let the aeronautical child in the right seat fly some during cruise, but never on takeoff, approach or landing. It is Army policy that you in the left seat are the brains of this operation, will do the flying and the kid (even if he is older than you) will sit there, be quiet and do as he's told.

You point the airplane at the first NDB, Moran Beacon, and climb for all you are worth. Occupying a prominent place on the panel before you, the Bendix ADF needle will point unerringly at Moran unless there are thunderstorms in the area, such as there are tonight. As usual, they are just past the beacon, piled up along that first ridge of the Himalayas, dumping moisture and promising you blinding lightning and hard work for the first 20 or 30 minutes after you pass Moran and have no choice but to get in among them. However, that is in the future, right now you are nearing the beacon and it's time to be thinking about setting up the racetrack climb pattern you will have to use, because you don't dare proceed further until you have attained no less than 14,500 feet. Drifting away from the climb pattern is not conducive to longevity as that first ridge alone tops out at some 13,000 feet.

Passing through 14,500 feet you confirm that the ship is still climbing in a satisfactory manner even though you have already begun collecting that gift of summertime on the Hump—ice. The lapse rate means you will get ice so long as you are in the clouds and, based on your knowledge of the route, you figure you'll be in the soup another 30 minutes, so you'll get several inches of material you would much rather be putting in drinks. With the boots and everything working, you'll be okay if the downdrafts in the thunderstorms are not too persistent.


You tell the radio operator to report Moran to ATC, because each NDB on the Hump is a mandatory reporting point, and to give your estimate to the next one. The thunderstorms are there, big as life, so you crank up the cockpit lights to full bright to reduce the time you can't see anything following a nearby bolt of lightning and slug it out with the hammering turbulence while confirming that the boots are keeping the ice under control.

In winter ice isn't much of a problem at the altitudes at which you operate, but summer means the icing level will have moved upwards to where you are to cruise. Add the soaked-sponge moisture of monsoon season and the recipe couldn't be better for serious clear and rime ice. Tonight the boots handle the wings, but the alcohol on the windshield is worthless, as usual; it's going to be opaque until well into the descent for Kunming.

At 17,500 feet you level off and have the co-pilot set cruise power. Everyone flies the same power setting for cruise, which generates more or less the same TAS, depending on how heavy each airplane is and how badly it has been twisted and beat up. There is a C-46 ten minutes ahead of you at this altitude and another 10 minutes behind. Even with some discrepancies in cruise speed, it has proven to be adequate separation.

NDB Navigation

The next NDB is over 100 miles ahead, so you will track outbound from Moran for some time before tuning in the next and proceeding to track it inbound. You consider heading something to be held within a degree or so, as only a very few degrees of error can put you into the rocks. You have become a master of mental arithmetic when tracking to or from an NDB, while somehow accounting for the erratic needle swings due to lightning. The science of navigation sometimes becomes art, but Dave Hertel and others on the Hump can conduct this symphony as well as any instrument pilot in the world.

Past the boomers the ride smoothes out and you emerge from the side of the last cumulonimbus to look down on a solid stratus deck. In the moonlight the haunting vision of rocky peaks appear to each side of you, many going far above your altitude and you wonder if anyone will ever climb that peak well to the northwest of you called Everest, which you know is over 28,000 feet high.


Approaching Kunming, you let down to 10,000 feet and report the beacon outbound to Kunming tower. You then get cleared for the approach, descending to about 9,000 feet before starting the procedure turn. You'll need to get down to 7,500 feet on the way back to the beacon, and be ready to lose the last 500 feet in the roughly 2.5 miles to the airport. You don't wonder why they didn't put the beacon on the airport; in fact, you can't imagine such a thing. You know that you need a solid final approach fix within a few miles of the airport so that you know precisely where you are before letting down, briefly, yes, briefly, to the minimum descent altitude.

At 7,000 feet you see some lights on the ground, the ADF and directional gyro advise that you're on course, and you know the area very well, so you decide to cheat a hundred feet.

You'd rather not miss the approach; there is another airplane letting down about two minutes or so behind you, and you aren't allowed another chance. If you do miss, you get to slog all the way home with the cargo still on board.

Your copilot calls the runway lights and confirms that the gear and flaps are down, good lad, and you scrub off the altitude. You three-point the monster right on the numbers and feel your tension level rise because the airborne pussycat manners of the C-46 instantly turn sour once the tires start rolling. You don't relax a bit until the aircraft is into the chocks and secured.

After a visit to the latrine, some coffee and a chat with the weather folks, you head back out to the airplane. They, whoever "they" are, have defueled it to 600 gallons, total. You're not crazy about that, because you suspect fog will be a problem when you get to Mohanbari about dawn, which means holding. You should have said something when you first walked into ops but it's too late now, you are required to be in the air before an hour has passed.

The return leg is longer than the outbound leg; it's offset to the north, making a long, arc. It also has minimum altitudes that are 500 feet higher, but that is okay, as your Commando is a few tons lighter than it was an hour ago. Luckily, it's not winter when you've personally experienced more than 100 knot headwinds on the return leg and can recall once taking exactly one hour and twenty minutes to fly the 120 miles between two NDBs.

Fog

Over India, the eastern sky is getting lighter out your left window and you find that the monsoon thunderstorms have dissipated for a little while, something that gives you no joy whatsoever. You won't have to wrestle your way through them, but it means Mohanbari is probably covered in ground fog. Sure enough, your radio operator hands you a note, the base is far below minimums, so it's time to pull the power way back and mentally kick yourself for not hanging on to that extra gas.

You enter a holding stack with a dozen other C-46s, orbiting and wondering when things will open up. Sunrise reveals a cloud deck barely 50 feet thick, right on the ground, as far as you can see.

After about 15 minutes a C-46 with a qualified operations officer aboard arrives in the stack above you. He confers with the tower and then, exercising his prerogative, takes command of local air traffic control, something you hoped he would do.

The airborne operations officer gets the tail numbers of everyone in the stack. He tells the lowest guy to shoot the approach and level off right on top of the cloud deck.

From your perch, you watch the wingtip vortices of the olive drab C-46 make a furrow across the cloud before until the pilot starts a climb back to the stack . The ops officer already has the next Commando on the approach. That ship deepens the furrow. The guys in the tower have stepped outside and confirm that they can hear the airplanes going right over the runway.

Two more airplanes make the approach. You can see the furrow widen and deepen as you work your way down the stack.

Number five spots the runway and lands. That's all it takes. Tower clears one of the waiting airplanes for takeoff and the ops officer runs the lot of you in just as fast as he can. The combination of landings and takeoffs keeps the air stirred up enough that the fog never closes back over the runway, and eventually burns off altogether. By that time you've parked the behemoth for which you are responsible. Before you can even get out, the fuel truck is there and the loaders have the first forklift up to the doors.


You will keep doing this, in all weather, into 1946 because the end of the war doesn't end the demand for supplies, it takes time to spool it all down. You will successfully navigate to landings in visibility as low as a half mile using only that Bendix ADF, which you trust with your life. Its loop antenna, over a foot in diameter, is in a teardrop shaped housing that looks like a cancerous growth on the airplane. There is but one ADF in the airplane. If it fails when you are in the clag, you are absolutely, totally and completely hosed. Yet, at a time when your buddy flying Curtiss P-40s is putting up with an engine that often gets only 15 hours between overhauls, and you can never count on the heater or the autopilot working on a Commando, that Bendix ADF is the essence of reliability. It is so accurate that you are comfortable holding a course line through the mountains when tracking an NDB that is 100 miles away.

You survive this adventure, unlike many of your friends. In the year 2002, you will read of the recovery, that year, of four men from the wreckage of a C-46 at the 15,650-foot level and wonder if you knew them. Later in your life you will fly using GPS for navigation and sometimes be curious just how you did what you did over the Hump and whether pilots who think of an NDB approach as an emergency procedure can ever be referred to as accomplished.

WOWJUSTWOW!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 22, 2015, 04:19:29 AM
I learned that my interest in reading something vanishes after about 1.5 paragraphs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on December 22, 2015, 02:37:15 PM
I learned that my interest in reading something vanishes after about 1.5 paragraphs.

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a now-infamous surprise attack on the Naval base at Pearl Harbor. During the fight Japanese fighter pilot Shigenori Nishikaichi’s plane crash-landed on Niihau, a small island inhabited by native Hawaiians, where he was unofficially taken prisoner by the suspicious locals. A few Japanese people lived on Niihau, and after communicating with Nishikaichi and learning of the invasion, they helped him.

He then managed to get a hold of weapons and wreak havoc on the islanders for the better part of a week. The siege ended in bloodshed after Nishikaichi and one of his conspirators were attacked and killed by one of the native men and his wife. The man threw Nishikaichi. Burp.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on December 22, 2015, 08:41:18 PM
I finally learned the proper noun to use when introducing or conversing about Susan. Spouse.

Thanks Doc.  :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 23, 2015, 05:28:50 AM
Always capitalized.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 19, 2016, 06:03:48 PM
If your programmable thermostat has batteries...
and the batteries die...
You can come home to a 51 degree house even though no breakers are tripped.
And it takes a while to warm up the house even with the oven running and open.

I didn't realize (forgot) the thermostat had batteries.  I think they're about 10 yrs old (alkalines).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 23, 2016, 11:04:43 PM
What did I learn today? After cutting up 2 jalapenos peppers don't rub your nose before you washing your hands.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on January 24, 2016, 04:49:40 AM
What did I learn today? After cutting up 2 jalapenos peppers don't rub your nose before you washing your hands.
I learned that lesson back in the party days when I worked in a taco truck at the beach. Staying up all night, prepping the righteous hot sauce and then rubbing the sleep from your eyes while driving to the beach makes things interesting.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on January 24, 2016, 05:25:06 AM
...prepping the righteous hot sauce and then rubbing the sleep from your eyes...
Coulda been worse; could have "enjoyed your body".
 :willy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on January 24, 2016, 05:38:27 AM
Or hers.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 25, 2016, 07:16:22 AM
Re-learned:   Sometimes it's easier to walk into the bathroom and pretend you are going to take a dump and then post on ST.O  than it is to get caught by an annoying coworker.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 25, 2016, 09:40:45 AM
Re-learned:   Sometimes it's easier to walk into the bathroom and pretend you are going to take a dump and then post on ST.O  than it is to get caught by an annoying coworker.


Forgot to lock the door.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on January 25, 2016, 03:33:33 PM
http://mapofmetal.com/#/home (http://mapofmetal.com/#/home)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on January 27, 2016, 06:14:25 PM
[url]http://mapofmetal.com/#/home[/url] ([url]http://mapofmetal.com/#/home[/url])


Oh yeah...Hans posted that up on "the other site" a couple of years ago IIRC....pretty cool.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on February 04, 2016, 10:37:03 AM
I learned of a couple of dishes to avoid.  From an interview with Anthony Bourdain:

What's the worst thing you've ever eaten? —George Brozowski, San Francisco
Fermented shark in Iceland. They celebrate their hardy Viking roots by eating shark that has essentially rotted and is then marinated in lactic acid for six months. There was also the warthog rectum in Namibia. Steer clear of that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on February 04, 2016, 01:26:51 PM
I learned of a couple of dishes to avoid.  From an interview with Anthony Bourdain:

What's the worst thing you've ever eaten? —George Brozowski, San Francisco
Fermented shark in Iceland. They celebrate their hardy Viking roots by eating shark that has essentially rotted and is then marinated in lactic acid for six months.

Are you talking Lutefisk?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on February 04, 2016, 01:27:46 PM
There was also the warthog rectum in Namibia. Steer clear of that.

Well, dammit, a new warthog rectum place opened down the street and we were going this weekend.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 04, 2016, 01:55:54 PM
Squeezer has my book.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on February 04, 2016, 05:35:34 PM
Drinking Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel is a "thing".   :headscratch: :confused: :nuts: :facepalm:

http://jalopnik.com/kids-are-dying-from-drinking-racing-fuel-because-for-fu-1755293676 (http://jalopnik.com/kids-are-dying-from-drinking-racing-fuel-because-for-fu-1755293676)

Quote
Just to be clear, this appears to be A Thing. Human beings, usually in their carefree teenage years, are drinking racing fuel, often mixed with Mountain Dew. This is possibly the only Mountain Dew-based drink where the Mountain Dew wasn’t the worst part. Also, people are dying.

Earlier this week, two 16-year-olds in Tennessee died after allegedly drinking a racing-fuel cocktail, and there’s at least four cases of “dewshine” drinking reported in the state. And that’s just one state, and the just the cases that have been reported.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 04, 2016, 07:56:25 PM
Drinking Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel is a "thing".   :headscratch: :confused: :nuts: :facepalm:

[url]http://jalopnik.com/kids-are-dying-from-drinking-racing-fuel-because-for-fu-1755293676[/url] ([url]http://jalopnik.com/kids-are-dying-from-drinking-racing-fuel-because-for-fu-1755293676[/url])

Quote
Just to be clear, this appears to be A Thing. Human beings, usually in their carefree teenage years, are drinking racing fuel, often mixed with Mountain Dew. This is possibly the only Mountain Dew-based drink where the Mountain Dew wasn’t the worst part. Also, people are dying.

Earlier this week, two 16-year-olds in Tennessee died after allegedly drinking a racing-fuel cocktail, and there’s at least four cases of “dewshine” drinking reported in the state. And that’s just one state, and the just the cases that have been reported.



I hate to be harsh, but that will sort itself out soon enough.   :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on February 04, 2016, 10:50:59 PM
At least it's quicker and less painful/disgusting than Krokodil. :shrug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 07, 2016, 08:23:45 AM
I learned that the 15 largest container ships create more pollution than all of the cars in the world.

I also learned that those bumps that they put on roads are so blind drivers know when to slow down.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 07, 2016, 08:53:39 AM
I learned that the 15 largest container ships create more pollution than all of the cars in the world.

I also learned that those bumps that they put on roads are so blind drivers know when to slow down.


Bumps? There called pot holes here.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 07, 2016, 11:17:33 AM
I learned that the 15 largest container ships create more pollution than all of the cars in the world.

I also learned that those bumps that they put on roads are so blind drivers know when to slow down.


I thought they were for music:
http://youtu.be/ZMxyu1UwuIk?t=1m17s (http://youtu.be/ZMxyu1UwuIk?t=1m17s)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 07, 2016, 12:55:02 PM
I learned that the 15 largest container ships create more pollution than all of the cars in the world.

I also learned that those bumps that they put on roads are so blind drivers know when to slow down.


Bumps? There called pot holes here.

You obviously have a lot of blind drivers in your area.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 07, 2016, 05:27:12 PM
I learned that the 15 largest container ships create more pollution than all of the cars in the world.

I also learned that those bumps that they put on roads are so blind drivers know when to slow down.


Bumps? There called pot holes here.

You obviously have a lot of blind drivers in your area.

And stupid ones too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on February 07, 2016, 07:16:25 PM
Apparently there's a football game on tonight.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 07, 2016, 07:24:36 PM
Apparently there's a football game on tonight.
Pollution Control plants nationwide are at capacity.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 07, 2016, 08:54:24 PM
Apparently there's a football game on tonight.
Pollution Control plants nationwide are at capacity.


Sewers haven't backed up here.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 11, 2016, 11:20:14 AM
According to Consumer Reports
Laundry detergents are formulated with enzymes that kick into action at around 60 degrees Fahrenheit
Water temperature above 75 degrees, detergents becomes less effective, and the heat can actually help stains set into the clothing.
When washing in cold water, you should start with warm water, add the detergent, mix it and let it activate and then add the cold water and the laundry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 11, 2016, 02:39:14 PM
When washing in cold water, you should start with warm water, add the detergent, mix it and let it activate and then add the cold water and the laundry.
HipGnosis had a day "off"...
 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 11, 2016, 04:19:58 PM
When washing in cold water, you should start with warm water, add the detergent, mix it and let it activate and then add the cold water and the laundry.
HipGnosis had a day "off"...
 :lol:

Must be laundry day.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on February 11, 2016, 04:35:33 PM
I learned that once you have more filling than tooth...the next step is root canal  :'(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on February 11, 2016, 04:36:40 PM
When washing in cold water, you should start with warm water, add the detergent, mix it and let it activate and then add the cold water and the laundry.

HipGnosis had a day "off"...
 :lol:


Must be laundry day.


Could be Landru day

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on February 11, 2016, 04:39:12 PM
When washing in cold water, you should start with warm water, add the detergent, mix it and let it activate and then add the cold water and the laundry.

HipGnosis had a day "off"...
 :lol:


Must be laundry day.


Could be Landru day

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Indeed.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 12, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
approximately 30 days after the death of a barn cat the mouse infestation will become evident.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 12, 2016, 03:58:01 PM
Time to get another cat.    Clay?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 12, 2016, 04:27:05 PM
Time to get another cat.    Clay?

exactly, unfortunately "barn cat" is not an acceptable position for a cat from the humane society???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 12, 2016, 04:37:41 PM
I still enjoy hand-bombing my own snow.
 :nuts:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on February 12, 2016, 07:45:41 PM
I learned that Winnie the Poo was named after a Canadian Black Bear called Winnipeg, Winnie for short, who lived out its days at Regent's Park Zoo in London. And Winnie was a she.



Birth place of Winnie the Pooh. White river Ontario Canada.



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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on February 12, 2016, 07:51:41 PM
Time to get another cat.    Clay?

exactly, unfortunately "barn cat" is not an acceptable position for a cat from the humane society???


Tell them cat lovey dove folks at the SPCA  "every cat deserves a Home :inlove:" F-nuts what you will, pick one who has an EAT THEM ALL attitude and say you are the one who will give them a loving home that will encourage the inner soul to emerge and grow to it's full potential as a fulfilled member of your home  :inlove:

Get hime home and put the beast to work   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on February 12, 2016, 08:12:37 PM
Clear communication between your kids school and you is paramount!

and
Do not take the wife's understanding of what she thinks or she understood when the vice principal called her!
You could loose a half a days pay for a mis-understanding, although I did learn I can really intimidate the principal at my kids school and have him soiling his britches.

Also tell the school, that you are the PRIMARY contact and reinforce you want E-mail confirmation on all conversations (better to have a record) in the  future.

The lack of clear and verifiable transfer of information is inessential to avoid legal escalation and resolve matters in a civil manner. 


I also learned not to rely on one source for information (YA I knew that)


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 12, 2016, 10:59:03 PM
I learned that Winnie the Poo was named after a Canadian Black Bear called Winnipeg, Winnie for short, who lived out its days at Regent's Park Zoo in London. And Winnie was a she.



Birth place of Winnie the Pooh. White river Ontario Canada.



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Note to self
Must ride to this place !!



Have breakfast at the continental restaurant Just west of Winnie. The fried bologna is heaven.  :inlove:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 14, 2016, 10:20:20 PM
Clear communication between your kids school and you is paramount!

and
Do not take the wife's understanding of what she thinks or she understood when the vice principal called her!
You could loose a half a days pay for a mis-understanding, although I did learn I can really intimidate the principal at my kids school and have him soiling his britches.

Also tell the school, that you are the PRIMARY contact and reinforce you want E-mail confirmation on all conversations (better to have a record) in the  future.

The lack of clear and verifiable transfer of information is inessential to avoid legal escalation and resolve matters in a civil manner. 


I also learned not to rely on one source for information (YA I knew that)


Tell me you're not one of those parents... 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 15, 2016, 08:01:07 AM



Tell me you're not one of those parents...

 :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on February 15, 2016, 09:37:12 AM
Actually, we learned it yesterday....Not to go to Yosemite on a holiday weekend! Even if that weekend is Presidents day. Two hours getting out of the park and another 45 minutes sitting on the road while they pull a car out of the Merced River.

Note: I couldn't find info on the wreck yet but hope everyone was okay. 6-8 EMS, rescue, and LE vehicles on scene when we finally passed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on February 16, 2016, 02:37:29 PM
That not only are things not always what they appear, they are rarely what they appear.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 16, 2016, 02:39:27 PM
That not only are things not always what they appear, they are rarely what they appear.

Another Benjamin Franklin aphorism?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 16, 2016, 05:00:37 PM
That not only are things not always what they appear, they are rarely what they appear.

Another Benjamin Franklin aphorism?
The Truth is out there...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on February 16, 2016, 08:40:05 PM
what she says: I’m fine

what she means: the collective misinterpretation of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a disturbing reminder of the relationship between the artist and the audience, who has the power to create meaning through interpretation, and how art with even the best intentions may end up being a complete reflection of the maladies of a given society
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on February 16, 2016, 08:48:13 PM
...art with even the best intentions may end up being is a complete reflection of the maladies of a given society

ftfy  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on February 16, 2016, 09:24:12 PM
So, I see these aircraft almost every day.  My studio is under the main flight path for aircraft from MCAS miramar.

Looking at this picture a few minutes ago, I learned that not only do the rotors pivot, but the entire wing assembly swings longitudinally for ease of storage.  Clever.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on February 16, 2016, 09:41:33 PM
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I learned that I stuck a pic into the wrong thread.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 24, 2016, 05:32:56 PM
Louis Lindley Jr. dropped out of high school at 16 to join a rodeo and called himself “Slim Pickens” so his father wouldn’t see his name on the entry lists. In 1950, after 20 years of getting gored by bulls, thrown by horses and suffering injuries that included a crushed chest and a twice-broken back, Pickens was spotted at a rodeo by Director William Keighley, who offered the cowboy a screen test that began his career in movies.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 24, 2016, 06:57:04 PM
My cell phone is on it's last leg. Soon to be RIP.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on February 24, 2016, 07:29:47 PM
I learned that when replacing the screen on an I-phone 6 be extra careful, it will break worse than the one you are replacing    :bash:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on February 24, 2016, 07:31:41 PM
Clear communication between your kids school and you is paramount!

and
Do not take the wife's understanding of what she thinks or she understood when the vice principal called her!
You could loose a half a days pay for a mis-understanding, although I did learn I can really intimidate the principal at my kids school and have him soiling his britches.

Also tell the school, that you are the PRIMARY contact and reinforce you want E-mail confirmation on all conversations (better to have a record) in the  future.

The lack of clear and verifiable transfer of information is inessential to avoid legal escalation and resolve matters in a civil manner. 


I also learned not to rely on one source for information (YA I knew that)


Tell me you're not one of those parents...

not really but I want to keep the shifty little bastard on his toes,

P.S. my sons a "special needs" student so Ya I keep a close eye on whats going down.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 24, 2016, 07:53:12 PM
...that we have a snow day tomorrow.  The night before call is the best!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on February 24, 2016, 08:57:57 PM
My cell phone is on it's last leg. Soon to be RIP.


http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=3612.msg (http://www.sport-touring.org/index.php?topic=3612.msg106801#new)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on February 25, 2016, 02:08:30 PM
My cell phone is on it's last leg. Soon to be RIP.

Thankfully, two legs is usual. But, nearly there, then.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 07, 2016, 12:22:55 PM
That there is an internet hall of fame.  :facepalm:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 07, 2016, 12:28:31 PM
Don't worry. They still sell flip phones.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 07, 2016, 01:36:20 PM
apparently very few people pull over for funeral processions anymore?  But, once someone (me in this case) does, about half the others do the same? people are strange....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 07, 2016, 07:03:39 PM
apparently very few people pull over for funeral processions anymore?  But, once someone (me in this case) does, about half the others do the same? people are strange....


Monkey see. Monkey do.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 08, 2016, 05:05:30 AM
Monkey see. Monkey do.
You should see the exasperated look on driver's faces when I pull over on my bicycle and remove my helmet.
 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on March 10, 2016, 01:20:10 PM
I spit coffee all over my keyboard when I saw this shared on my 87 yr old Mother-in-Law's Facebook page!!!   But I did learn something new today.

http://www.davidwolfe.com/how-your-vagina-should-smell/?c=higpe (http://www.davidwolfe.com/how-your-vagina-should-smell/?c=higpe)


I wonder if she even knew what she was clicking??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 10, 2016, 01:27:24 PM
I learned that the Mitsibushi Zero was both supercharged and turbo charged, the Spitfire was supercharged and The Messerschmidt was ordinarily aspirated.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 10, 2016, 02:24:19 PM
...The Messerschmidt was ordinarily aspirated.
But injected.
BIG advantage.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 10, 2016, 02:25:12 PM
...The Messerschmidt was ordinarily aspirated.
But injected.
BIG advantage.

i've learned even more.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 10, 2016, 09:20:51 PM
I spent my day today and I will spend tomorrow at a Tech convention for educators.

One thing I REALLY noticed:  5 years ago when we first got chromebooks we were the novelty at the convention.  Apple had the education market locked down.  People actually asked a co-worker and I what the deal was with our chromebooks- what the advantages were- and they didn't see them.

 This convention, 5 years later, Chromebooks and Google rule the day.  Google has been working relentlessly listening to teachers and designing what they want- and they have done it.  Apple is falling to the wayside- they are not keeping up.  I talked to a couple of colleagues there and they mentioned that they primarily use their Macbooks that students have to access and use Google apps.` Google continues to charge ahead with new apps designed primarily for education- and most of their stuff (apps, etc) is free for education.  It's amazing.

Of course you see what they are doing- they are creating a generation of students tat know and love Google.  That's marketing right there...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on March 10, 2016, 09:38:24 PM
Of course you see what they are doing- they are creating a generation of students tat know and love Google.  That's marketing right there...


And exactly what Apple did a generation ago.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 13, 2016, 09:35:04 PM
Of course you see what they are doing- they are creating a generation of students tat know and love Google.  That's marketing right there...


And exactly what Apple did a generation ago.

Yep- and they are losing the current battle thanks to Google's pricing and education-minded applications.

Of course someone that hasn't been invented yet will probably unseat Google as well eventually.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on March 16, 2016, 08:34:43 PM
I learned, thanks to Discovery News, there is actual science on this important GOP debate issue:

http://testtube.com/dnews/do-small-hands-mean-you-have-a-small-penis/ (http://testtube.com/dnews/do-small-hands-mean-you-have-a-small-penis/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on March 17, 2016, 04:39:13 PM
Unfortunately, I have learned, once again, that doctors are still learning.

For instance, my new doctor  :) , through yet another CT scan, has found that the cancer my old doctor  >:( stumbled across in October, is now in my lungs as well as my prostate, and my treatment just went from radiation to radiation and chemo. I am so excited. I can't wait to be throwing up my guts for a week at a time between treatments.

I tell you, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I am going to be so strong I'll live to 104.  :P

As an engineer, doctors amaze me daily.

Larry
VFRrider
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 17, 2016, 04:54:41 PM
I am going to be so strong I'll live to 104.
That's gonna be some cake!
 :banana:
Good thoughts and wishes in your general direction...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 17, 2016, 06:36:10 PM
Suck Larry- I'm sorry. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2016, 08:45:06 PM
I am going to be so strong I'll live to 104.
That's gonna be some cake!
 :banana:
Good thoughts and wishes in your general direction...

Better have a fire extinguisher handy.

And good luck.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 18, 2016, 08:16:17 AM
Sorry to hear that Larry. Major suckage. Pullin for ya!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 18, 2016, 10:37:52 AM
Unfortunately, I have learned, once again, that doctors are still learning.

For instance, my new doctor  :) , through yet another CT scan, has found that the cancer my old doctor  >:( stumbled across in October, is now in my lungs as well as my prostate, and my treatment just went from radiation to radiation and chemo. I am so excited. I can't wait to be throwing up my guts for a week at a time between treatments.

I tell you, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. I am going to be so strong I'll live to 104.  :P

As an engineer, doctors amaze me daily.

Larry
VFRrider
I was having a bad day.  Read this and just... my day is now in light of corrected perspective.
Dunno if it applies to you, but I recently saw something on the local info-news about 'chemo cold caps'.  You may want to look into them.
Oh, and it looks like I've got an electrical drain in my pickup that is making me buy another battery.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2016, 11:05:23 AM

Oh, and it looks like I've got an electrical drain in my pickup that is making me buy another battery.


Did you do any work recently?

A friend had one of his headlight motors stop working so he disconnected the linkage so he could open the head light cover. After that his battery would be dead after 2 days. Turns out there was a switch in the motor that was telling it to open the cover and the motor was still getting power. I disconnected the line going to the motor and problem solved.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on March 18, 2016, 11:29:06 AM
I learned what the Scandinavian flick is, courtesy of Re'em Samuel. The correct technical term, however, is Appel Contre-Appel.....

Here's what to do with your used Cressida if anyone has any of these lying around.

http://youtu.be/_1ZauQdvlqo (http://youtu.be/_1ZauQdvlqo)

Edit: Attractive co-pilot is extra.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on March 18, 2016, 01:50:29 PM
And of course, to add the "meta" layer, that video was filmed in Sweden so it is actually a Scandinavian flick as well...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 18, 2016, 02:04:50 PM
that's F-ing sweet!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on March 18, 2016, 02:13:42 PM
I have to admit that 'Scandinavian flickfest' sounds pornographic....  :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 18, 2016, 02:14:18 PM
I have to admit that 'Scandinavian flickfest' sounds pornographic....  :naughty:

Why yes, yes it does.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 18, 2016, 03:44:35 PM
That's what I think my commute looks like when we get the first good snow.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 18, 2016, 06:41:29 PM
The interior of a Rolls-Royce Phantom, takes craftsmen 17 days to complete, from 90 sq.' of ultra-premium cowhide.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 18, 2016, 06:43:56 PM
That's what I think my commute looks like when we get the first good snow.   :bigsmile:


So your that nut on the road.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 18, 2016, 07:22:08 PM
That's what I think my commute looks like when we get the first good snow.   :bigsmile:


So your that nut on the road.

VWs rock in those conditions.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on March 18, 2016, 07:24:31 PM
That's what I think my commute looks like when we get the first good snow.   :bigsmile:


So your that nut on the road.

"There goes that Lubbers kid, Marge. Still hasn't growed up."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 18, 2016, 07:35:16 PM
That's what I think my commute looks like when we get the first good snow.   :bigsmile:


So your that nut on the road.

"There goes that Lubbers kid, Marge. Still hasn't growed up."

Oh, I'm sure that happens!   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 19, 2016, 10:20:37 AM
Triumph is an older motorcycle company than Harley.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 19, 2016, 12:43:42 PM
Triumph is an older motorcycle company than Harley.

But they build 21'st century motorcycles.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 19, 2016, 02:28:16 PM
Triumph is an older motorcycle company than Harley.

But they build 21'st century motorcycles.

And didn't nick the design off Indian.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 19, 2016, 07:53:02 PM
Cool Whip (regular) only has 2 grams of carbs per serving.
I'm going to enjoy at least half of the tub before I look up how much is in 'a serving'.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on March 19, 2016, 08:13:16 PM
Cool Whip (regular) only has 2 grams of carbs per serving.
I'm going to enjoy at least half of the tub before I look up how much is in 'a serving'.

Lots and lots. More than twenty.
Sorry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on March 20, 2016, 11:46:47 AM
I just learned that Bob Dorough wrote all the songs in Schoolhouse Rock.

http://youtu.be/XDzZxzj4pSQ (http://youtu.be/XDzZxzj4pSQ)

http://youtu.be/tyeJ55o3El0 (http://youtu.be/tyeJ55o3El0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 21, 2016, 11:30:32 AM
From AVWeb:
The U.S. Navy has pressed a couple of OV-10 Broncos into the fight against ISIL. Since the terrorists don't have much in the way of anti-aircraft defenses, the big, slow Vietnam-era turboprop twins can take care of low-level attack and reconnaissance chores that modern fighters can also accomplish but at much greater expense. "Using an F-35 to fly close air support against insurgents would be akin to 'buying a brand new Rolls Royce to take the garbage to the dump,'" Capt. Bryant Davis of U.S. Central Command told CNN.

Bryant said the Broncos have already flown about 120 operational sorties. They're operated by the U.S. Navy and flown by naval aviators. They can carry a wide range of munitions from rockets to 500-pound bombs. They also have four 7.62-mm machine guns. These aircraft have also been fitted with a sensor pod and what may be a radar in the elongated nose. The Broncos cost about $5,000 an hour to fly against up to $40,000 for an F-35. The Navy, Marines and Air Force operated hundreds of Broncos as counterinsurgency, attack and airborne control aircraft until the early 1990s and most were retired by 1995. The aircraft is still in active service by Venezuela and the Philippines.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on March 21, 2016, 01:47:43 PM
"Using an F-35 to fly close air support against insurgents would be akin to 'buying a brand new Rolls Royce to take the garbage to the dump,'" Capt. Bryant Davis of U.S. Central Command told CNN.

Uh oh...Captain Davis has spoken out publicly against the wunderkind F-35. I imagine that he'll soon be re-assigned to a lovely location like Diego Garcia or Okinawa as part of an attitude-readjustment program.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 21, 2016, 05:16:47 PM
The G is really funny on pain killers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 21, 2016, 05:29:27 PM
Don't torment the poor girl.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 24, 2016, 07:52:03 AM
Martin Luther King Jr. was named Michael Luther King Jr. when he was born.

His father changed both their names in '34, when MLK Jr. was 6, in honor of Martin Luther.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 24, 2016, 04:36:18 PM
Martin Luther was a bit of a bigot.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 24, 2016, 06:08:36 PM
Papa wares women's clothes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 24, 2016, 07:48:04 PM
Martin Luther was a bit of a bigot.

A foul mouth I've heard as well.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on March 24, 2016, 08:46:27 PM
From AVWeb:
The U.S. Navy has pressed a couple of OV-10 Broncos into the fight against ISIL. Since the terrorists don't have much in the way of anti-aircraft defenses, the big, slow Vietnam-era turboprop twins can take care of low-level attack and reconnaissance chores that modern fighters can also accomplish but at much greater expense. "Using an F-35 to fly close air support against insurgents would be akin to 'buying a brand new Rolls Royce to take the garbage to the dump,'" Capt. Bryant Davis of U.S. Central Command told CNN.

Bryant said the Broncos have already flown about 120 operational sorties. They're operated by the U.S. Navy and flown by naval aviators. They can carry a wide range of munitions from rockets to 500-pound bombs. They also have four 7.62-mm machine guns. These aircraft have also been fitted with a sensor pod and what may be a radar in the elongated nose. The Broncos cost about $5,000 an hour to fly against up to $40,000 for an F-35. The Navy, Marines and Air Force operated hundreds of Broncos as counterinsurgency, attack and airborne control aircraft until the early 1990s and most were retired by 1995. The aircraft is still in active service by Venezuela and the Philippines.
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And They have a prettier face than a wort Hog  :naughty:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 24, 2016, 08:54:38 PM
From AVWeb:
The U.S. Navy has pressed a couple of OV-10 Broncos into the fight against ISIL. Since the terrorists don't have much in the way of anti-aircraft defenses, the big, slow Vietnam-era turboprop twins can take care of low-level attack and reconnaissance chores that modern fighters can also accomplish but at much greater expense. "Using an F-35 to fly close air support against insurgents would be akin to 'buying a brand new Rolls Royce to take the garbage to the dump,'" Capt. Bryant Davis of U.S. Central Command told CNN.

Bryant said the Broncos have already flown about 120 operational sorties. They're operated by the U.S. Navy and flown by naval aviators. They can carry a wide range of munitions from rockets to 500-pound bombs. They also have four 7.62-mm machine guns. These aircraft have also been fitted with a sensor pod and what may be a radar in the elongated nose. The Broncos cost about $5,000 an hour to fly against up to $40,000 for an F-35. The Navy, Marines and Air Force operated hundreds of Broncos as counterinsurgency, attack and airborne control aircraft until the early 1990s and most were retired by 1995. The aircraft is still in active service by Venezuela and the Philippines.
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And They have a prettier face than a wort Hog  :naughty:


But not nearly as deadly.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 25, 2016, 09:39:16 AM
Martin Luther was a bit of a bigot.
You just learned that?  Facinating
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 25, 2016, 09:42:01 AM
And They ( OV-10 Broncos) have a prettier face than a wort Hog  :naughty:
But not nearly as deadly.
Because they add some guns to the OV-10.
The A-10 IS a gun, with plane parts built around it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 25, 2016, 03:03:31 PM
Martin Luther was a bit of a bigot.
You just learned that?  Facinating

Never said I was bright...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Loki on March 26, 2016, 10:26:25 AM
today I learned not to click on any video posted my Miles,   just don't..

L;
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KLRchickie on March 27, 2016, 11:27:10 PM
On both Friday & Saturday I learned that girls should not have shiny, new dirt-bikes for the first ride of the season.  Fortunately for *me*, I learned this through observing the mishaps of others.

On Friday, a _very_ newbie rider on a 250 race bike panicked, popped a wheelie, hit her freind's foot, grabbed MORE gas, and then landed, badly, blowing out her knee...

On Saturday a somewhat more experienced, but still very novice in dirt rider on a shiny new Freeride 250 panicked when I crashed in front of her.  She grabbed the gas, hit a natural ramp off a fortunately very small cliff, held the throttle, and flew at least 20 feet before she landed.  The bike nearly hit her before landing another 10ish feet away.  She has a broken humerus - and that's not funny.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on March 28, 2016, 01:24:41 AM
today I learned not to click on any video posted my Miles,   just don't..

L;


Oh, admit it. You laughed- I know you did.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 28, 2016, 08:24:31 AM
On both Friday & Saturday I learned that girls should not have shiny, new dirt-bikes for the first ride of the season.  Fortunately for *me*, I learned this through observing the mishaps of others.

On Friday, a _very_ newbie rider on a 250 race bike panicked, popped a wheelie, hit her freind's foot, grabbed MORE gas, and then landed, badly, blowing out her knee...

On Saturday a somewhat more experienced, but still very novice in dirt rider on a shiny new Freeride 250 panicked when I crashed in front of her.  She grabbed the gas, hit a natural ramp off a fortunately very small cliff, held the throttle, and flew at least 20 feet before she landed.  The bike nearly hit her before landing another 10ish feet away.  She has a broken humerus - and that's not funny.

I would think you would have learned to film everything on the first ride of the season. (Sorry about the injuries).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KLRchickie on March 28, 2016, 09:13:52 AM

I would think you would have learned to film everything on the first ride of the season.

The friend who saw me "spinning down the trail" then had a front row seat for the Flying Freeride remembered afterwards that she had a camera in her pocket and asked for the instant replay. She did not get her request!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on March 29, 2016, 10:00:09 AM
Don't buy cheap Whisky! Not ever.  :bash:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 29, 2016, 10:26:24 AM
Don't buy cheap Whisky! Not ever.  :bash:

Why? Is it hard to get spills out of the park bench?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 29, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
Little 'Bit learned (yesterday) that leaves and dirt clods do NOT make tasty snacks. :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on March 29, 2016, 10:40:20 AM
Don't buy cheap Whisky! Not ever.  :bash:

Why? Is it hard to get spills out of the park bench?

 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 29, 2016, 10:43:09 AM

I would think you would have learned to film everything on the first ride of the season.

The friend who saw me "spinning down the trail" then had a front row seat for the Flying Freeride remembered afterwards that she had a camera in her pocket and asked for the instant replay. She did not get her request!

I learned that KLRchickie does not take requests.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KLRchickie on March 29, 2016, 11:58:32 AM

I learned that KLRchickie does not take requests.

 ;D
I believe our "Flying Friend" was the one most resistant to the suggestion!
I have to agree I'm not really interested in crashing on request though - my dirt bike is quite capable of falling down without someone actually *asking* it to do so on purpose :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 29, 2016, 12:02:59 PM
I learned yet a new thing that I like about retirement.

I am the type of person that, when I wake up in the morning, I get up.

I have been retired for about 2.5 years now and this morning I woke up, thought about some stuff, stretched, thought about some more stuff, didn't think about anything for a while, stretched some more, opened my eyes, thought about the dream I had, then got up.

Talk about luxury!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 29, 2016, 12:11:32 PM

I learned that KLRchickie does not take requests.

 ;D
I believe our "Flying Friend" was the one most resistant to the suggestion!
I have to agree I'm not really interested in crashing on request though - my dirt bike is quite capable of falling down without someone actually *asking* it to do so on purpose :-\

That's cuz Girls Can't Ride

 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: KLRchickie on March 29, 2016, 12:18:17 PM

I learned that KLRchickie does not take requests.

 ;D
I believe our "Flying Friend" was the one most resistant to the suggestion!
I have to agree I'm not really interested in crashing on request though - my dirt bike is quite capable of falling down without someone actually *asking* it to do so on purpose :-\

That's cuz Girls Can't Ride

 ;D

 :razz:
C'mon over and tell the girl I know that lifts her dirt bike out of the back of the truck on her shoulder that!
 :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on March 29, 2016, 12:24:08 PM
Adobe Acrobat now allows one to convert a PDF to Word - for a fee.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 29, 2016, 12:42:44 PM

I learned that KLRchickie does not take requests.

 ;D
I believe our "Flying Friend" was the one most resistant to the suggestion!
I have to agree I'm not really interested in crashing on request though - my dirt bike is quite capable of falling down without someone actually *asking* it to do so on purpose :-\

That's cuz Girls Can't Ride

 ;D

 :razz:
C'mon over and tell the girl I know that lifts her dirt bike out of the back of the truck on her shoulder that!
 :D

:)  I keed because I love.  Me following my wife:  I can keep up on these bikes. 

https://vimeo.com/50373200 (https://vimeo.com/50373200)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 29, 2016, 12:53:08 PM
I learned yet a new thing that I like about retirement.

I am the type of person that, when I wake up in the morning, I get up.

I have been retired for about 2.5 years now and this morning I woke up, thought about some stuff, stretched, thought about some more stuff, didn't think about anything for a while, stretched some more, opened my eyes, thought about the dream I had, then got up.

Talk about luxury!

3,593 days until I can learn that for myself.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 29, 2016, 01:09:02 PM
I'm pretty sure I'll be taken out of my job in a bag.







Or handcuffs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on March 29, 2016, 02:59:47 PM
I'm pretty sure I'll be taken out of my job in a bag.







Or handcuffs.

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I'm sure you can find a way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 29, 2016, 03:21:48 PM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 29, 2016, 03:30:05 PM


:)  I keed because I love.  Me following my wife:  I can keep up on these bikes. 

https://vimeo.com/50373200 (https://vimeo.com/50373200)

I've seen Kim ride in less than perfect conditions, she does very well!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on March 29, 2016, 05:38:23 PM
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Congratulations! That's the creepiest kid I have ever seen. :crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 29, 2016, 08:16:54 PM
I learned our custodian is a very patient fellow.  This is the email he sent today:

"This is only the bathroom of the south hallway I believe that 4th 5th 6th BOYS.

Since January there has been fesses on the floor, urination on the rolls of toilet paper and today poop and a new roll of toilet paper in the toilet. just asking to keep an eye out for some boisterous play in the bathroom.

Thanks"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 29, 2016, 08:26:27 PM
I learned our custodian is a very patient fellow.  This is the email he sent today:

"This is only the bathroom of the south hallway I believe that 4th 5th 6th BOYS.

Since January there has been fesses on the floor, urination on the rolls of toilet paper and today poop and a new roll of toilet paper in the toilet. just asking to keep an eye out for some boisterous play in the bathroom.

Thanks"

I personally think you need to start using your pipe on boys that haven't been taught respect. Apparently the parents aren't.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 29, 2016, 08:28:18 PM
Saint Custodian
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 29, 2016, 09:29:37 PM
I learned our custodian is a very patient fellow.  This is the email he sent today:

"This is only the bathroom of the south hallway I believe that 4th 5th 6th BOYS.

Since January there has been fesses on the floor, urination on the rolls of toilet paper and today poop and a new roll of toilet paper in the toilet. just asking to keep an eye out for some boisterous play in the bathroom.

Thanks"

I personally think you need to start using your pipe on boys that haven't been taught respect. Apparently the parents aren't.

We have several special needs kids- some with pretty big issues.  I'd guess it's one of those. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on March 30, 2016, 09:21:39 AM
Just because a movie has a talented and normally-funny cast doesn't matter.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on April 01, 2016, 12:29:46 PM
Today I learned that approximately 1% of the area of Baja California is covered in mangrove swamps.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 01, 2016, 02:00:13 PM
And a very good thing too. News to me, also.

Plant more-1% is not enough.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 01, 2016, 02:30:42 PM
That my own rum is pretty good even without aging.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 01, 2016, 03:38:02 PM
That my own rum is pretty good even without aging.


I take it you started the weekend early?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 01, 2016, 03:59:55 PM
That my own rum is pretty good even without aging.


I take it you started the weekend early?

I'm distilling a few things today.  It's Spring Break!   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 01, 2016, 04:51:10 PM
I learned that Apple's everywhere tech is cool because I can answer my cell phone from my computer when I leave the cell phone on the table across the house.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 03, 2016, 09:14:59 PM
A cop rolling around in the street wrestling with the guy he is trying to arrest really appreciates when you stop to help.  I
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on April 03, 2016, 09:18:36 PM
Today I learned that approximately 1% of the area of Baja California is covered in mangrove swamps.


Is this from reading, or did you personally experience this?  (Bajia del Los Angeles?)

http://sercblog.si.edu/?p=4510 (http://sercblog.si.edu/?p=4510)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on April 03, 2016, 09:34:21 PM
A cop rolling around in the street wrestling with the guy he is trying to arrest really appreciates when you stop to help.  I

Good on ya!

...and do tell more detail:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 04, 2016, 03:03:25 AM
It was this guy

http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/6-10-2015/IZ9Ba5.mp4 (http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/6-10-2015/IZ9Ba5.mp4)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 04, 2016, 05:19:54 AM
A cop rolling around in the street wrestling with the guy he is trying to arrest really appreciates when you stop to help.  I

I had a similar situation twenty plus years ago. The LEO never forgets.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 04, 2016, 05:57:09 AM
XP-82 Twin Mustang restoration project:
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LOTS of cool reading here.
http://xp-82twinmustangproject.blogspot.ca/p/2013-newsletters-photos.html (http://xp-82twinmustangproject.blogspot.ca/p/2013-newsletters-photos.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on April 04, 2016, 07:14:39 AM
I learned that when you buy riding boots of the thicker Adventure variety (Sidi Canyons), its a good idea to check how they work with your gear shift BEFORE you head out for a day of riding  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 04, 2016, 08:02:59 AM


Good on ya!

...and do tell more detail:

Not much to it really, I was at a stop light and a half a block to the right there is a cop on the sidewalk talking to a guy who is considerably larger than he is. The cop grabs his arm and tries to put it behind his back. At that point I looked back at traffic so missed what happened next. But, when I turn the corner the cop and the guy are out in the street wrestling around on the ground. My wife say's " I think that cop needs help, you better stop". I stopped and grabbed an arm, put my knee in his back and that was about it. the cop got the handcuffs on him and I asked if he had it under control. he said yes and "thanks for stopping I really appreciate it". I got back in my pickup and left. The drunk guy was pissed though.  ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 04, 2016, 10:53:16 AM


Good on ya!

...and do tell more detail:

Not much to it really, I was at a stop light and a half a block to the right there is a cop on the sidewalk talking to a guy who is considerably larger than he is. The cop grabs his arm and tries to put it behind his back. At that point I looked back at traffic so missed what happened next. But, when I turn the corner the cop and the guy are out in the street wrestling around on the ground. My wife say's " I think that cop needs help, you better stop". I stopped and grabbed an arm, put my knee in his back and that was about it. the cop got the handcuffs on him and I asked if he had it under control. he said yes and "thanks for stopping I really appreciate it". I got back in my pickup and left. The drunk guy was pissed though.  ;D

Did you get to yell, "stop resisting!"? I find there are lots of times when this is surprisingly appropriate.  :D

+ another good on ya.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 04, 2016, 10:56:00 AM
Haha, no, I didn't really say anything. I just assisted for a moment and as soon as the cop had it under control I got out of there before it got more complicated.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2016, 12:49:05 PM


Good on ya!

...and do tell more detail:

Not much to it really, I was at a stop light and a half a block to the right there is a cop on the sidewalk talking to a guy who is considerably larger than he is. The cop grabs his arm and tries to put it behind his back. At that point I looked back at traffic so missed what happened next. But, when I turn the corner the cop and the guy are out in the street wrestling around on the ground. My wife say's " I think that cop needs help, you better stop". I stopped and grabbed an arm, put my knee in his back and that was about it. the cop got the handcuffs on him and I asked if he had it under control. he said yes and "thanks for stopping I really appreciate it". I got back in my pickup and left. The drunk guy was pissed though.  ;D

Did you get to yell, "stop resisting!"? I find there are lots of times when this is surprisingly appropriate.  :D

+ another good on ya.


Did you have your gun?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 04, 2016, 01:06:30 PM


Good on ya!

...and do tell more detail:

Not much to it really, I was at a stop light and a half a block to the right there is a cop on the sidewalk talking to a guy who is considerably larger than he is. The cop grabs his arm and tries to put it behind his back. At that point I looked back at traffic so missed what happened next. But, when I turn the corner the cop and the guy are out in the street wrestling around on the ground. My wife say's " I think that cop needs help, you better stop". I stopped and grabbed an arm, put my knee in his back and that was about it. the cop got the handcuffs on him and I asked if he had it under control. he said yes and "thanks for stopping I really appreciate it". I got back in my pickup and left. The drunk guy was pissed though.  ;D

Did you get to yell, "stop resisting!"? I find there are lots of times when this is surprisingly appropriate.  :D

+ another good on ya.


Did you have your gun?

 I did, but I left it in the pickup. you know, so nobody would get hurt ???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on April 04, 2016, 01:48:29 PM
re-evaluating on-body carry?

(no need to reply)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on April 04, 2016, 04:53:07 PM
Today, it sunk in that going on a trip, by plane, with 2 transfers each way is way to much. 6 planes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 04, 2016, 07:12:38 PM
There are currently more tigers alive in backyards in the USA than living wild in their natural habitat.

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/theres-enough-forest-left-tiger-population-double-2022 (http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/theres-enough-forest-left-tiger-population-double-2022)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on April 04, 2016, 07:52:45 PM
Bmw screws have a mind of their own.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 04, 2016, 08:03:37 PM
Bmw screws have a mind of their own.

So do BMW riders.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on April 04, 2016, 08:04:59 PM
Bmw screws have a mind of their own.

So do BMW riders.

That too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 04, 2016, 10:38:20 PM
Bmw screws have a mind of their own.

All the words are there but you put them in the wrong order.

BMW riders have screwy minds.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on April 05, 2016, 07:23:01 AM
Bmw screws have a mind of their own.

All the words are there but you put them in the wrong order.

BMW riders have screwy minds.

Hey!  I resemble that comment.


P.S.  I know the screws on the tank ring of my GSAW had just enough magnetic attraction to get them lifted high enough out of the hole to get a finger on them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 05, 2016, 08:30:21 AM
Amazon has it's own delivery trucks now.
They're white.

And wool dryer balls really do eliminate static cling w/o fabric softener.
They are also white.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 05, 2016, 10:45:53 AM
The difference between garbanzo beans and chickpeas.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on April 05, 2016, 11:01:48 AM
The difference between garbanzo beans and chickpeas.


What's the difference between a chickpea and a garbanzo bean? I wouldn't pay $200 to have a garbanzo bean on my face.


 ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 05, 2016, 02:11:26 PM
That pigs are negatively charged and frogs are positively charged. They must never meet.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on April 05, 2016, 02:25:47 PM
That pigs are negatively charged and frogs are positively charged. They must never meet.

Damn! That explains so much.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on April 05, 2016, 03:48:38 PM
I learned that medical insurance not withstanding, going to a doctor for anything short of a catastrophe is like writing a blank check to a contractor. "Keep going until I say I've run out of money". F this.  >:(
LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 05, 2016, 08:41:32 PM
That pigs are negatively charged and frogs are positively charged. They must never meet.
Miss Piggy and Kermit, explained.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on April 05, 2016, 10:41:16 PM
I  just learned that the Nirvana song generally called "Verse Chorus Verse"* (released as a hidden, uncredited track on the No Alternative AIDS benefit CD) was originally titled "Sad", but then retitled "Sappy" and released under the name Sappy on a few compilation sets.

http://youtu.be/zknlwXuGJUg (http://youtu.be/zknlwXuGJUg)




*Apparently incorrectly.  The title "Verse Chorus Verse" was the original working title for the album that eventually was released as "In Utero".
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on April 05, 2016, 11:05:53 PM



I know, I'm late to the party, but I just put it together that the "Little Joe" that Lou Reed sings about in Walk On The Wild Side was Joe Dalessandro, the terribly shitty "actor" who starred in several films made by Andy Warhol- Blood For Dracula and Flesh For Frankenstein, among others.

You know the song.  If you don't know the movies, consider yourself fortunate.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 06, 2016, 01:36:01 AM



I know, I'm late to the party, but I just put it together that the "Little Joe" that Lou Reed sings about in Walk On The Wild Side was Joe Dalessandro, the terribly shitty "actor" who starred in several films made by Andy Warhol- Blood For Dracula and Flesh For Frankenstein, among others.

You know the song.  If you don't know the movies, consider yourself fortunate.

I loved flesh for Frankenstein
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 06, 2016, 03:40:22 PM
I loved flesh for Frankenstein
...or was it Flesh for Fantasy.
 :headscratch:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on April 07, 2016, 10:29:35 PM
That Merle Haggard passed away and Justin Bieber is still alive.....what the fuck is wrong with this world.... >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: DRam on April 08, 2016, 12:12:21 AM
I learned that if you melt a stick of butter and add a generous amount of lime juice, lemon juice, lemon pepper. lime pepper, a dash of Mrs. Dash and then marinate a couple chicken breasts in half of the marinade while the barbecue heats up to 275 - 300 degrees F that when you put the breasts on the barbecue and turn them  four times every six minutes brushing the remaining marinade on as soon as the breast is turned you come up with some incredibly good chicken.

Dang.  Now I'm hungry again.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on April 11, 2016, 09:44:46 AM
I just now learned that the Discovery Channel show Naked And Afraid has a staff of five who have the job of blurring out the private parts of the show's contestants, who are in fact naked.

This group of five refers to themselves as "The Blur Man Group".




http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/business/media/on-the-job-blurring-the-private-parts-in-naked-and-afraid.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/11/business/media/on-the-job-blurring-the-private-parts-in-naked-and-afraid.html)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 11, 2016, 12:18:00 PM
I learned about a new form of child abuse which is occurring in the UK. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html)

Don't look for images.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 11, 2016, 05:37:17 PM
I learned about a new form of child abuse which is occurring in the UK. [url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html[/url] ([url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html[/url])

Don't look for images.


They didn't like their curly breasts and wanted straight ones like their friends had?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 12, 2016, 01:50:56 PM
I learned about a new form of child abuse which is occurring in the UK. [url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html[/url] ([url]http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/breast-ironing-should-be-a-criminal-offence-in-britain-a6977641.html[/url])

Don't look for images.


They didn't like their curly breasts and wanted straight ones like their friends had?


Um, no. It's another version of FGM.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on April 12, 2016, 03:04:42 PM
Standing in a safe area isn't safe-or-GOTCHA!

http://youtu.be/LEwwDfEZPTQ (http://youtu.be/LEwwDfEZPTQ)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 10, 2016, 12:16:12 PM
That there is such a thing called carpenter bees.

http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/p/carpenter-bees.htm (http://insects.about.com/od/antsbeeswasps/p/carpenter-bees.htm)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 11, 2016, 09:40:17 AM
William Tyndale, whose first complete English translation of the Bible in 1526 was the first to take advantage of the printing press, and therefore became widely available, was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and was condemned to death by strangulation and his body burned at the stake for it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 11, 2016, 11:07:51 AM
William Tyndale, whose first complete English translation of the Bible in 1526 was the first to take advantage of the printing press, and therefore became widely available, was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and was condemned to death by strangulation and his body burned at the stake for it.

Someone was taking that typo way too seriously.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 11, 2016, 03:23:25 PM
William Tyndale, whose first complete English translation of the Bible in 1526 was the first to take advantage of the printing press, and therefore became widely available, was tried on a charge of heresy in 1536 and was condemned to death by strangulation and his body burned at the stake for it.

Someone was taking that typo way too seriously.

he wrote about Tire, when he really should have printed Tyre.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 11, 2016, 06:00:45 PM
That I can take a nap at work and not get into trouble for doing so.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on May 11, 2016, 07:56:41 PM
That I can take a nap at work and not get into trouble for doing so.

so far...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on May 12, 2016, 02:40:42 PM
I learned that there is physical evidence that one asshole CAN fuck things up for everybody....

http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0 (http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 12, 2016, 02:49:54 PM
I learned that there is physical evidence that one asshole CAN fuck things up for everybody....

[url]http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0[/url])



You just learned that now?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 12, 2016, 03:02:28 PM
I learned that my insurance company FINALLY approved another eight sessions of PT. By the time I go on Monday morning, I'll have been without PT for two weeks. I've been doing my at-home exercises, but I certainly have not progressed in these past two weeks.

I'd have been the King Joffrey of State College if that approval hadn't come through - heads on pikes, I tell ya! HEADS. ON. PIKES.

Effing insurance. It's great until it's not.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 12, 2016, 03:09:04 PM
That I truly love this song. And always will.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s45BE8X0mM#)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on May 12, 2016, 03:33:32 PM
I learned that there is physical evidence that one asshole CAN fuck things up for everybody....

[url]http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/7wm-pZp_mi0[/url])



You just learned that now?


Oh I know this... but proof is always welcome...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 17, 2016, 09:09:43 AM
'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'
Many have assumed that this is the motto of the U.S. Postal Service, but the USPS doesn't have one.
It is carved in stone above the entrance of the monumental James A. Farley Post Office in New York City that opened in 1914.
William Mitchell Kendall, one of the architects, read Greek for pleasure in his off-hours and selected a modified translation by Harvard professor George Herbert Palmer of Greek historian Herodotus' account of the postal system of King Darius of Persia, who reigned from c. 521 to 486 BC.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 17, 2016, 09:26:09 AM
'Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.'
Many have assumed that this is the motto of the U.S. Postal Service, but the USPS doesn't have one.
It is carved in stone above the entrance of the monumental James A. Farley Post Office in New York City that opened in 1914.
William Mitchell Kendall, one of the architects, read Greek for pleasure in his off-hours and selected a modified translation by Harvard professor George Herbert Palmer of Greek historian Herodotus' account of the postal system of King Darius of Persia, who reigned from c. 521 to 486 BC.



There some things they won't deliver mail for.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 23, 2016, 09:54:59 AM
Charlie Chaplin paid government officials to 'tamper' with his blood sample for the paternity law suit against him (the prosecuting atty got the results inadmissible).
Charlie Chaplin's body was stolen and held for ransom.  When they got the body back, they reinforced his grave with concrete.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on May 23, 2016, 07:35:33 PM
Trials riding is loads of fun.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on May 24, 2016, 05:34:09 PM
I learned that a smartphone pic of a bar code can be scanned at the register (at least at our local hardware store).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on May 25, 2016, 02:58:12 PM
I learned that we have a new Vietnamese restaurant near the data center that has awesome pho.  :drool: :thumbsup: :drif:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on May 26, 2016, 10:57:27 PM
I learned that "wild cow milking" is a legitimate sporting event.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 27, 2016, 07:55:15 AM
pythons and boas are constrictor snakes, killing their prey by wrapping around it and suffocating it.
They are considered primitive snakes with two lungs (most snakes have only one) and the remnants of hind legs and pelvic bones.
Pythons have one more bone in their head than boas do and some additional teeth.
But the biggest difference is that pythons lay eggs while boas give birth to live young.

- See more at: http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/python#sthash.F2kNM2Hq.dpuf (http://animals.sandiegozoo.org/animals/python#sthash.F2kNM2Hq.dpuf)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on May 27, 2016, 08:09:52 AM
Quote
What did you learn today?

From the "nothing new but occasionally smacks you in the face so you remember it every time someone opens his mouth" files...

Need is one of the most poorly- and over-used words in modern communication.

Example:

"I need this feature right away and if you can make it work this way, rather than that way, that'll help sell this thing."

* goes off and crams three weeks of design and coding into three 18-20 hour days *

"Ok, that's done. Go beat up on it, find bugs, and make sure it works exactly as you wanted."

* two weeks of utter and complete silence *

"Hey, how's that feature testing going?"

" Oh, yeah, I haven't had time."

* sigh *
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: redbandit14 on May 27, 2016, 10:29:23 AM
Technically I learned this yesterday. I hope that's ok.

Not doing things my way can get me so far of track I can miss important things like say making sure  the drain plug in my oil pan is properly tightened.    :rolleyes: :facepalm: :rolleyes: :facepalm: :rolleyes:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on May 27, 2016, 01:54:08 PM
Technically I learned this yesterday. I hope that's ok.

Not doing things my way can get me so far of track I can miss important things like say making sure  the drain plug in my oil pan is properly tightened.    :rolleyes: :facepalm: :rolleyes: :facepalm: :rolleyes:

Don't beat yourself up. there's a reason the truism of 'learned the hard way' is there. Not unlike learning the hard way to make SURE that the oil filter gasket from the prior filter doesn't remain behind... Apparently 2 gaskets don't work as well as 1, who'd have thought?

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on May 28, 2016, 09:40:00 PM
Busy day. Sometimes when my in-laws come over and want to help it's kind of a pain in the ass. My father-in-law is a phenomenal guy, but he'd rather work hard then work smart. Today it was different. He did it his own way, but spread a shit ton of bark for me. That was awesome. We did a ton of yard work today, and then it later in the afternoon my brother and I went out and cut some new trails at the land we lease to deer hunt. It's ugly, cutting trees, clearing through Briars, and then spraying it with brush killer on the way out, all in an effort to get some deer.

So today was a ton of work with some great pay off. Anyway, I'm sitting at the pool right now, enjoying an Oberon beer and a cigar. Paws for a puff. A good day.

This was all voice to text, so pardon the inaccuracies in Spelling's. Plus I'm a little lit.

https://imgur.com/a/yFYJO
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on May 28, 2016, 09:55:15 PM
Switched to old school Cool.
https://imgur.com/KwgdbbX
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on May 29, 2016, 08:30:11 AM
Old or new school, PBR was never cool. Hipsterish? Maybe. Cool? Nope.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on May 29, 2016, 09:59:51 AM
Pabst Blue Ribbon?!  Fuck that shit -- Heineken!!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2016, 10:25:52 AM
I may have anger issues.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: thatguy on May 29, 2016, 11:36:37 AM
That despite continuing efforts to counteract my life still sucks.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on May 29, 2016, 12:46:25 PM
COLD!!! PBR is a decent beer on a hot day after busting your ass in the yard.

Otherwise,

wait. I'm an alcoholic, I'd have drank anything.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on May 29, 2016, 02:41:11 PM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on May 29, 2016, 05:52:55 PM
I learned that Evil Genius makes a pineapple Hefeweizen called I Love Lamp. I also learned that I can't find it in State College. 

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on May 30, 2016, 09:10:05 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:

I stand corrected. There IS one beer worse than PBR.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on May 30, 2016, 11:28:46 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:

I stand corrected. There IS one beer worse than PBR.

Are you saying bud is beer?  :headscratch:  :wow:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 30, 2016, 11:43:15 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36398592 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36398592)

That donkeys can wear nappies (diapers)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on May 30, 2016, 10:49:49 PM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:

I stand corrected. There IS one beer worse than PBR.

Are you saying bud is beer?  :headscratch:  :wow:

Ya caught me. I sit corrected.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on May 31, 2016, 08:07:32 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:

I stand corrected. There IS one beer worse than PBR.

Are you saying bud is beer?  :headscratch:  :wow:

Ya caught me. I sit corrected.

  :lol:

  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on May 31, 2016, 08:44:32 PM
-- Heineken!!!

The heroin of beers.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 01, 2016, 09:08:26 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:

24 or 12? What BMW topcase?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on June 01, 2016, 09:19:10 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:


24 or 12? What BMW topcase?


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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 01, 2016, 10:36:35 AM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:


24 or 12? What BMW topcase?


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Ah. That makes sense. I didn't think I could smuggle a 12 pack of Yuengling over the Michigan border in my topcase unless I took it out of the box (Mrs. Wedge asked).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on June 01, 2016, 02:09:05 PM
A case of 24 cans of bud will fit directly into a bmw topcase.  :bigok:


24 or 12? What BMW topcase?


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Ah. That makes sense. I didn't think I could smuggle a 12 pack of Yuengling over the Michigan border in my topcase unless I took it out of the box (Mrs. Wedge asked).


A bunch of us stayed a week in a dry county, in NC, riding and doing general guy things. Groceries were 12 miles away. Booze, wine and cheap suds were another 20 minutes of riding away. No trucks, trailers or cars for us. Transporting stuff proved to be easy with large topcases and sidecases.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 01, 2016, 06:23:34 PM
I learned I am not a beer elitist, and different beers are good at different times.

My PBR sits right next to Corona and a case of Centennial IPA from Founders, amongst many other brands and homebrews.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 01, 2016, 06:26:14 PM
I laughed when they came out with Corona Light.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2016, 07:29:35 PM
I learned that you guys are easily distracted.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2016, 07:29:47 PM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 01, 2016, 07:30:27 PM
That is one large pic of squirrels fucking if I've ever seen one!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on June 01, 2016, 08:26:03 PM
I learned that it will take me forever to learn the lead to Jeff Beck's "Goin' Down", since that's what we are learning in my 2nd guitar lesson. I came home with 3 bars out of the first third to try and learn by next week (the first "she's gone, gone gone gone gone" then my part).

Never learned lead parts before. Haven't read notation since the early 70s and even then it was on one line (percussion). So I came home with beauxcoup homework and 12 pages of sheet music.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 01, 2016, 08:46:49 PM
Let me know when you got it. I wanna see your version.

http://youtu.be/cCmBP_Y9lIA (http://youtu.be/cCmBP_Y9lIA)

 ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 01, 2016, 09:06:59 PM
Aim high, Bounce!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 02, 2016, 06:03:10 AM
Boobytrap spelled backwards is...  partyboob
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on June 02, 2016, 08:46:29 AM
Let me know when you got it. I wanna see your version.

You may have a while. This week is trying to even get my fingers to work on a 10 second, 3 bar section.

Quote
Aim high

But of course.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 06, 2016, 06:41:53 PM
I lernt today;
The pilgrims hashed out a deal with investors - the investors would buy them a boat to get the pilgrims to the new world and the pilgrims promised to send back hides, lumber & all the cool new world stuff.
But the boat they bought (the Wellspeed) leaked, even after being 'fixed'.
So they abandoned it and rented the Mayflower - and had to leave some pilgrims behind.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 06, 2016, 08:56:59 PM
I lernt today;
The pilgrims hashed out a deal with investors - the investors would buy them a boat to get the pilgrims to the new world and the pilgrims promised to send back hides, lumber & all the cool new world stuff.
But the boat they bought (the Wellspeed) leaked, even after being 'fixed'.
So they abandoned it and rented the Mayflower - and had to leave some pilgrims behind.

Interesting.  Now I learned it too!  Thanks!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on June 09, 2016, 04:02:16 PM
That after living for years under the Internet thumb of Comcast, we might finally have a less expensive alternative to broadband from Frontier Communications.

Yay!!!

Fuck you Comcast.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 09, 2016, 04:09:46 PM
That cheese is no longer classed as an animal.

Shame, really. I have had to let my pet cheeses go forth into the wild. I shall miss them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 09, 2016, 07:10:06 PM
That's because it's no longer made from animals.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on June 10, 2016, 07:30:18 AM
That after living for years under the Internet thumb of Comcast, we might finally have a less expensive alternative to broadband from Frontier Communications.

Yay!!!

Fuck you Comcast.

My parents AT&T broadband was bought out by Frontier.   Don't get too excited yet. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on June 11, 2016, 08:54:08 PM
I learned that a 4 year old battery can be sheet even if the bike still starts.

Note to self: thanks for buying a carbon pile load tester
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on June 12, 2016, 06:42:42 PM
I found out that Florida vacations can be done damn cheap if you like heat.  $46 R/T flight, $61 car rental for four days to visit my kid in Lauderdale!  I'm outta here Thursday morning, back Sunday night.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: JonS on June 14, 2016, 05:19:12 AM
Found out that I hate long distance driving. I have no idea why I used to enjoy it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on June 18, 2016, 11:30:14 PM
I feel dirty since I learned that a GT350 fits me very well.


oh, and I'm too broke to buy one.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 19, 2016, 03:08:51 AM
I feel dirty since I learned that a GT350 fits me very well.


oh, and I'm too broke to buy one.

Get an enfield GT550. They're a hoot.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on June 19, 2016, 03:44:45 AM
G'mornin Papa.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 19, 2016, 04:05:11 AM
Mornin' Cookie
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on June 19, 2016, 02:16:45 PM
"Dammit, I'm mad" spelled backwards is still "Dammit, I'm mad".
 :mad:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: 2RR2NV on June 19, 2016, 02:39:06 PM
I feel dirty since I learned that a GT350 fits me very well.


oh, and I'm too broke to buy one.

Get an enfield GT550. They're a hoot.

naw, I got the 2 wheel area covered.  but a Ford GT350.   :drif: :drool: :drool:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 19, 2016, 06:40:31 PM
I learned sometimes road damage can be severe.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 19, 2016, 06:58:04 PM
I learned sometimes road damage can be severe.


Flat tire?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 19, 2016, 07:27:50 PM
I learned sometimes road damage can be severe.


Flat tire?


They were kinda flat when I started the day.  But I managed to fix them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on June 19, 2016, 09:54:08 PM
I learned that replacing our 1992-era 2x4' fluorescent fixture with an LED rig about the width of a 4 tube fixture make our kitchen supermegaultra bright.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on June 20, 2016, 10:42:59 AM
I learned that replacing our 1992-era 2x4' fluorescent fixture with an LED rig about the width of a 4 tube fixture make our kitchen supermegaultra bright.

 Need sun glasses?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on June 20, 2016, 02:02:37 PM
Well, this is one of those good news/bad news deals.

As several of you are aware, I am under treatment for prostrate cancer. Finished radiation, started chemo on Wednesday, 6/15.

Treatment went well, or so I thought.

By 3 PM, I was done with my first treatment.

By 6 PM I'm in the hospital with severe chest pains and they eventually do 3 stints in my coronary arteries.

But I'm back on my feet and getting a little stronger every day.

So I guess I'm mortal after all. Whoda thunk it.

Larry
VFRrider And my riding days are definitely over , now.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 20, 2016, 02:04:11 PM
Well that sucks, Larry. Sorry to hear that. I hate mortality.  :-[
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 20, 2016, 09:58:51 PM
Suck man. I'm sorry, but I'm glad you're here to post about it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on June 21, 2016, 12:15:45 AM
Well, this is one of those good news/bad news deals.

As several of you are aware, I am under treatment for prostrate cancer. Finished radiation, started chemo on Wednesday, 6/15.

Treatment went well, or so I thought.

By 3 PM, I was done with my first treatment.

By 6 PM I'm in the hospital with severe chest pains and they eventually do 3 stints in my coronary arteries.

But I'm back on my feet and getting a little stronger every day.

So I guess I'm mortal after all. Whoda thunk it.

Larry
VFRrider And my riding days are definitely over , now.

I'm sorry to hear that you had to go through this, but I'm sure glad you got to the hospital in time to let all do their part to keep you around.

The question I have is - why does this kill your riding days?  I guess to some this is somewhat straightforward, but to me I just wonder if you're jumping to a conclusion.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on June 21, 2016, 08:24:38 AM
I learned that replacing our 1992-era 2x4' fluorescent fixture with an LED rig about the width of a 4 tube fixture make our kitchen supermegaultra bright.

 Need sun glasses?

"Peril Sensitive"[tm] even.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on June 21, 2016, 08:26:18 AM
Well, this is one of those good news/bad news deals.

As several of you are aware, I am under treatment for prostrate cancer. Finished radiation, started chemo on Wednesday, 6/15.

Treatment went well, or so I thought.

By 3 PM, I was done with my first treatment.

By 6 PM I'm in the hospital with severe chest pains and they eventually do 3 stints in my coronary arteries.

But I'm back on my feet and getting a little stronger every day.

So I guess I'm mortal after all. Whoda thunk it.

Larry
VFRrider And my riding days are definitely over , now.

bead jiggling and mumbling going on over here, boss.

my wife's treatment did the radiation after the chemo. my guess is the chemo stripped loose some plaque in your arteries, eh?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on June 21, 2016, 11:30:59 AM
According to the oncologists, yes, hormone treatment with chemo probably induced due to weakened condition and poor circulation.

Getting stronger everyday, but oncologists says he may wait on next chemo, just in case.

Ain't life great, but it sure beats hell out of the alternative.

Larry
VFRrider
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: ixxion on June 21, 2016, 11:33:43 AM
its been a long time since I even read this thread.

Sorry to hear, Larry.  But why can't you ride?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on June 21, 2016, 05:21:30 PM
Lets see. Prostrate cancer right where the seat kisses me.

Heart attack and weak as all hell.

And wifey does not want a phone call I passed out and found a bridge abuttment. Plus we moved to a farm on a dirt road and I like sport bikes.

Long story, but its that time, IF I want to face reality.

Don't I wish it was otherwise.

Larry
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on June 21, 2016, 06:20:47 PM
 :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 22, 2016, 02:44:03 AM
Take care.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on June 22, 2016, 06:06:39 AM
Lets see. Prostrate cancer right where the seat kisses me.

Heart attack and weak as all hell.

And wifey does not want a phone call I passed out and found a bridge abuttment. Plus we moved to a farm on a dirt road and I like sport bikes.

Long story, but its that time, IF I want to face reality.

Don't I wish it was otherwise.

Larry

Reality sucks. I'm sorry Larry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 06, 2016, 04:56:32 PM
That there are male and female bell peppers.

3 bumps on the bottom-male.

4 bumps on the bottom-female.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: vfrrider on August 06, 2016, 05:07:13 PM
Not to monopolize the thread, but bike is sold. That tem[tation gone. But she sure was pretty.

Talked to oncologist, no more chemo, too dangerous, no benefit.

BUT, the dermatologist does not like my left ear, something about basal cell carcinoma. Surgery 8/31 to fix that.

So, every 3 weeks its labs and monitoring PSA and others. Down to 5 prescriptions.

I think that means I am getting better. Hair is all gone from chemo, but it will grow back.

Thanking everyone for their prayers and assistance. Them positive waves always help.

Now, lets find something better to discuss, except politics. That makes me barf.

Larry
VFRrider no more
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on August 06, 2016, 05:12:54 PM
Not to monopolize the thread, but bike is sold. That tem[tation gone. But she sure was pretty.

Talked to oncologist, no more chemo, too dangerous, no benefit.

BUT, the dermatologist does not like my left ear, something about basal cell carcinoma. Surgery 8/31 to fix that.

So, every 3 weeks its labs and monitoring PSA and others. Down to 5 prescriptions.

I think that means I am getting better. Hair is all gone from chemo, but it will grow back.

Thanking everyone for their prayers and assistance. Them positive waves always help.

Now, lets find something better to discuss, except politics. That makes me barf.

Larry
VFRrider no more

Prayers and + vibes still coming. And when it's time, there are lots of other VFR's out there.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on August 06, 2016, 05:17:50 PM
Not to monopolize the thread, but bike is sold. That tem[tation gone. But she sure was pretty.

Talked to oncologist, no more chemo, too dangerous, no benefit.

BUT, the dermatologist does not like my left ear, something about basal cell carcinoma. Surgery 8/31 to fix that.

So, every 3 weeks its labs and monitoring PSA and others. Down to 5 prescriptions.

I think that means I am getting better. Hair is all gone from chemo, but it will grow back.

Thanking everyone for their prayers and assistance. Them positive waves always help.

Now, lets find something better to discuss, except politics. That makes me barf.

Larry
VFRrider no more

Like squeezer, I will keep the positive thoughts going out to you. You sound better than you did. But I think being ornery suits you.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on August 09, 2016, 05:48:38 PM
That there are male and female bell peppers.

3 bumps on the bottom-male.

4 bumps on the bottom-female.


Uhhh....no (http://www.snopes.com/food/ingredient/bellpepper.asp)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: malbojah on August 10, 2016, 11:57:32 PM
I learned that to move to Knoxville  (and be next to awesome roads) I'm going to have to save enough to buy a house in cash.

BofA was like, `Sure, we'll pre-approve you for a loan'. Which turned to, 'oh, you're moving to a new area without a job lined up? Yeah, even though you can put down 50%, we won't approve you.'
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 11, 2016, 04:19:52 PM
Well fuck b of a.


Anyway I learned that Jupiter has been hit by big things since the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9's hit it.  I seems that every year Jupiter is getting hit.

http://www.space.com/32411-jupiter-hit-by-comet-asteroid-video.html (http://www.space.com/32411-jupiter-hit-by-comet-asteroid-video.html)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on August 28, 2016, 06:41:50 AM
President Tyler still has grandchildren that are living.


1 in 8 people worked at McD's

McD's is 90 largest economy.

Napolean's penis is in New Jesrey.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on August 31, 2016, 06:18:54 PM
Today I discovered the exact location of where my great-uncle Russell is buried in the Florence American Cemetery in Italy. He was killed September 25th, 1944 during the push up through Italy after the liberation of Rome. Apparently, he survived the carnage at Anzio and Monte Cassino, only to be lost on the assault on the Gothic Line during Operation Olive.

Staff Sergeant, US Army, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Infantry Division.

RIP Uncle.  :beerchug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on September 23, 2016, 08:24:20 AM

What Lights the Firefly
Commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs, the carnivorous beetles of the family Lampyridae are named for their use of bioluminescence when attracting mates or prey. Fireflies are capable of producing red, yellow, or green "cold light" containing no ultraviolet or infrared rays. Approximately 90% of the energy used in the process is converted to visible light—compared to 10% for incandescent electric bulbs, which emit the remainder of their energy as heat. How do fireflies produce their light? More... Discuss
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 23, 2016, 09:26:08 AM
I learned that burns look really gross through a liquid bandage. :hurl:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 23, 2016, 10:49:02 AM
I learned that burns look really gross through a liquid bandage. :hurl:
True, but the colors!


I learned that it is 'inappropriate' to put "third times a charm" on a wedding card.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 23, 2016, 01:40:25 PM
I learned that it is 'inappropriate' to put "third times a charm" on a wedding card.

Bwahahahaha!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on September 23, 2016, 02:00:17 PM
I learned that burns look really gross through a liquid bandage. :hurl:
True, but the colors!


I learned that it is 'inappropriate' to put "third times a charm" on a wedding card.

That's better than "Three Strikes, You're OUT!"   :-X

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 29, 2016, 11:12:03 AM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: smoker on September 29, 2016, 11:16:01 AM
I learned that cleaning corrosion off of the pins on a GPS power mount with a wire brush will blow the 2 amp fuse. :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on September 29, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
I learned that cleaning corrosion off of the pins on a GPS power mount with a wire brush will blow the 2 amp fuse. :o

So now you know to use a smaller gauge wire brush.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on September 29, 2016, 12:36:34 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: smoker on September 29, 2016, 01:01:01 PM
I learned that cleaning corrosion off of the pins on a GPS power mount with a wire brush will blow the 2 amp fuse. :o

So now you know to use a smaller gauge wire brush.

Bigger fuse.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on September 29, 2016, 02:19:26 PM
SEPTEMBER TWENTY-NINTH is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY, AND I'M ON MY FIFTH!!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on September 29, 2016, 02:34:56 PM
I learned that cleaning corrosion off of the pins on a GPS power mount with a wire brush will blow the 2 amp fuse. :o

So now you know to use a smaller gauge wire brush.

Bigger fuse.
22LR
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on September 29, 2016, 04:39:29 PM
SEPTEMBER TWENTY-NINTH is NATIONAL COFFEE DAY, AND I'M ON MY FIFTH!!

 :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 29, 2016, 05:11:15 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o

Do I want to know?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: nickybcareful on September 29, 2016, 06:23:12 PM
This is probably important: jalapeno peppers -  The hottest part of a pepper is the placental material surrounding the seeds. The seeds themselves are not hot, although capsaicin typically gets on the surface of the seeds from contact with the surrounding tissue.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 29, 2016, 06:41:39 PM
Rubbing the skin on your eyelids relieves itchy eyes.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on September 29, 2016, 06:47:57 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o

Do I want to know?

No. No you do not.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 29, 2016, 06:54:18 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o

Do I want to know?

No. No you do not.
Ok.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on September 29, 2016, 07:34:01 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o


Do I want to know?


The trick is making the dance "provocative." ( There are a couple of versions-this one is correct: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jane%20hathaway&defid=4829294 (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jane%20hathaway&defid=4829294)  )
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on September 29, 2016, 10:34:12 PM
I learned what a 'Jane Hathaway' is....  :o

Do I want to know?

No. No you do not.
Ok.

But this is a Cleveland Steamer.

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on September 30, 2016, 09:39:54 AM
Don't rub your nose after cutting up jalapeno peppers. And I knew better too. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on October 01, 2016, 12:04:24 AM
Itchy eyes are the worst; especially when making habanero salsa. 2nd place goes to taking a leak and remembering after it's too late.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 01, 2016, 07:37:24 AM
Itchy eyes are the worst; especially when making habanero salsa. 2nd place goes to taking a leak and remembering after it's too late.


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on October 01, 2016, 07:47:03 AM
2nd place goes to taking a leak and remembering after it's too late.

I've done that. Thinking I'd washed my hands sufficiently.  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Scratch on October 02, 2016, 07:56:52 PM
I learned that if I'm going to update the firmware on my router it's best done using something other than Chrome.  :mad:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 08, 2017, 03:47:29 PM
I learned what "yacht rock" is.

Thanks Beth.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 10, 2017, 07:19:54 AM
Coconut Crabs
A hermit crab, the coconut crab is remarkable for its massive pincers as well as its sheer size—it is the world's largest known terrestrial arthropod. Unlike most hermit crabs, coconut crabs cannot swim. Instead of gills, they possess a special organ called a branchiostegal lung, which is suited to absorb oxygen from air rather than water but must be kept moist if it is to function. Why is this type of crab popularly associated with the coconut? More... Discuss
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 10, 2017, 10:04:30 AM
IIRC, those mammajammas climb trees.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 10, 2017, 10:25:30 AM
That's where the coconuts live. ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 10, 2017, 11:06:19 AM
Unless Keith Richards knocked it down.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on March 10, 2017, 03:33:16 PM
Coconut Crabs
A hermit crab, the coconut crab is remarkable for its massive pincers as well as its sheer size—it is the world's largest known terrestrial arthropod. Unlike most hermit crabs, coconut crabs cannot swim. Instead of gills, they possess a special organ called a branchiostegal lung, which is suited to absorb oxygen from air rather than water but must be kept moist if it is to function. Why is this type of crab popularly associated with the coconut? More... Discuss

Cause if the fecker somehow got ahold of your balls if it didn't just tear them off they'd swell to the size of coconuts?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 12, 2017, 04:39:34 PM
Gorilla glass is very tuff, scratch and impact resistant glass made by Corning.

Gorilla glasses are not made of gorilla glass.  They are a glasses with a see-thru image for lenses.  The image is eyes that are looking up and to the side.  They are so people can look at gorillas in zoos without the gorillas feeling threatened or challenged by direct eye contact.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on March 12, 2017, 04:50:58 PM
1) Extortionware virii are still active (didn't hit me though - a client)
2) The Locky / Osiris variant wants 2 Bitcoin for the unlock key
3) 2 BTC is approx $2500 USD



--client initially said - I'm paying it

--Comment from me: The effective payment process / key return process essentially boils down to you putting $2500 - in cash - into an envelope and mailing it to an address and trusting they send a key back.

--The decided to sleep on it.

--And fortunately remembered that when they take pictures, and fill a memory card, they simply buy another memory card thus they have the majority of their precious photos and now don't care about paying the ransom (pfew).

--Sound backup routine now in effect
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 12, 2017, 06:11:37 PM
1) Extortionware virii are still active (didn't hit me though - a client)
2) The Locky / Osiris variant wants 2 Bitcoin for the unlock key
3) 2 BTC is approx $2500 USD



--client initially said - I'm paying it

--Comment from me: The effective payment process / key return process essentially boils down to you putting $2500 - in cash - into an envelope and mailing it to an address and trusting they send a key back.

--The decided to sleep on it.

--And fortunately remembered that when they take pictures, and fill a memory card, they simply buy another memory card thus they have the majority of their precious photos and now don't care about paying the ransom (pfew).

--Sound backup routine now in effect

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 12, 2017, 07:18:26 PM

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
You should write sig lines.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: doc4216 on March 12, 2017, 08:09:54 PM
To solder well, one must have a real hot iron.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 12, 2017, 09:18:27 PM

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
You should write sig lines.

I do. Most SToners are just to bright to understand them.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on March 14, 2017, 03:22:25 PM

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
You should write sig lines.

I do. Most SToners are just to bright to understand them.

SToner level:
1) When you just received a UPS/FedEx package and then, coincidentally, receive an e-mail stating package info - DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT TO THE E-MAIL
2) Said attachment contains a virus.
3) It runs in the quiet - encrypting your precious files - family pictures, financial spreadsheets - and when it's done with its encryption task it pops up to say - Hey there - if you want the password to unlock your precious files - hand over major coin (or one used STOner level motorcycle) for the password to unlock your files.
4) No current backup copy of those files? Start pulling hair.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 14, 2017, 03:33:30 PM

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
You should write sig lines.

I do. Most SToners are just to bright to understand them.

SToner level:
1) When you just received a UPS/FedEx package and then, coincidentally, receive an e-mail stating package info - DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT TO THE E-MAIL
2) Said attachment contains a virus.
3) It runs in the quiet - encrypting your precious files - family pictures, financial spreadsheets - and when it's done with its encryption task it pops up to say - Hey there - if you want the password to unlock your precious files - hand over major coin (or one used STOner level motorcycle) for the password to unlock your files.
4) No current backup copy of those files? Start pulling hair.

Works for me.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 14, 2017, 03:35:17 PM
Apparently, I'm a mad stunta.  I just took the XT out in the snow for a few minutes.  Good fun.  That whole standing up and spinning in circles isn't has hard as it looks.  But no pics tho so it didn't happen. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 14, 2017, 04:27:05 PM
Apparently job applicants don't realize I can look at their Facebook posts :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 14, 2017, 04:41:29 PM
Tried my collapsible work bend for the first time.

Sweet!

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 14, 2017, 04:56:31 PM
Tried my collapsible work bend for the first time.

Sweet!

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Well won't that go nicely with my new miter saw...  Good timing.  How do you like this bench?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 14, 2017, 05:38:41 PM

Boil it down to the SToner dumbass level.
You should write sig lines.

I do. Most SToners are just to bright to understand them.

SToner level:
1) When you just received a UPS/FedEx package and then, coincidentally, receive an e-mail stating package info - DO NOT OPEN THE ATTACHMENT TO THE E-MAIL
2) Said attachment contains a virus.
3) It runs in the quiet - encrypting your precious files - family pictures, financial spreadsheets - and when it's done with its encryption task it pops up to say - Hey there - if you want the password to unlock your precious files - hand over major coin (or one used STOner level motorcycle) for the password to unlock your files.
4) No current backup copy of those files? Start pulling hair.


So how much do they want to unlock your computer?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Skee on March 14, 2017, 07:25:15 PM
So how much do they want to unlock your computer?

Careful with that miter saw Eugene
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 14, 2017, 10:02:09 PM
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Well won't that go nicely with my new miter saw...  Good timing.  How do you like this bench?

Much more stable and stout than I could have hoped for. Folds and unfolds quickly. Takes up no more space than the flat box it shipped in. Will be either able to put it along a wall, hang it from a hook underneath the loft, or on a top shelf if there's space.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 15, 2017, 07:07:43 AM
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Well won't that go nicely with my new miter saw...  Good timing.  How do you like this bench?

Much more stable and stout than I could have hoped for. Folds and unfolds quickly. Takes up no more space than the flat box it shipped in. Will be either able to put it along a wall, hang it from a hook underneath the loft, or on a top shelf if there's space.

Is that a HF table?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on March 15, 2017, 09:09:44 AM
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on March 15, 2017, 12:41:44 PM
I learned that some people just don't read, someone who I thought I respected is really just a big dummy, someone who I thought was a dummy reinforced it for me, and that someone with the best of intentions can still f*** you over.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 15, 2017, 02:14:24 PM
You are only a hero until your next mistake.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 15, 2017, 02:17:00 PM
I learned that some people just don't read, someone who I thought I respected is really just a big dummy, someone who I thought was a dummy reinforced it for me, and that someone with the best of intentions can still f*** you over.

Whenever I hear "best of intentions", my mind goes here:
http://youtu.be/TOcvH4b0Opk (http://youtu.be/TOcvH4b0Opk)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on March 15, 2017, 02:34:48 PM
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Well won't that go nicely with my new miter saw...  Good timing.  How do you like this bench?


Much more stable and stout than I could have hoped for. Folds and unfolds quickly. Takes up no more space than the flat box it shipped in. Will be either able to put it along a wall, hang it from a hook underneath the loft, or on a top shelf if there's space.


Is that a HF table?


Looks like it's Keter Folding Work Table (http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200586789_200586789?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Storage%20%2B%20Organizers%20%3E%20Workbenches%20%2B%20Work%20Tables&utm_campaign=Keter&utm_content=29034&gclid=CjwKEAjwzKPGBRCS55Oe46q9hCkSJAAMvVuMHGTuC1myRBfD0mnVvLyDrEg8rvk0dxl2mi0PhPt4sxoCO5Hw_wcB).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on March 15, 2017, 03:40:44 PM
That praying mantis females don't really eat their mates in the wild. That story we all know was based on laboratory research on praying mantises in the 19th century. Those researchers didn't feed the bugs. The females ate their partners because they were starving. Modern research, conducted in situ, shows they don't really practice that behavior.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 15, 2017, 03:51:48 PM
I learned that some people just don't read, someone who I thought I respected is really just a big dummy, someone who I thought was a dummy reinforced it for me, and that someone with the best of intentions can still f*** you over.

Need to send in the "special teams?"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 15, 2017, 06:53:10 PM
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Is that a HF table?


Looks like it's Keter Folding Work Table ([url]http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200586789_200586789?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Storage%20%2B%20Organizers%20%3E%20Workbenches%20%2B%20Work%20Tables&utm_campaign=Keter&utm_content=29034&gclid=CjwKEAjwzKPGBRCS55Oe46q9hCkSJAAMvVuMHGTuC1myRBfD0mnVvLyDrEg8rvk0dxl2mi0PhPt4sxoCO5Hw_wcB[/url]).


Exactly. While HF might sell it, lots of places do and you can find it for some good and some much better prices by using your Google-Fu. I saw one place that was $10 lower than that but I didn't look to see about shipping costs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on March 15, 2017, 08:35:14 PM
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Is that a HF table?


Looks like it's Keter Folding Work Table ([url]http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200586789_200586789?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Storage%20%2B%20Organizers%20%3E%20Workbenches%20%2B%20Work%20Tables&utm_campaign=Keter&utm_content=29034&gclid=CjwKEAjwzKPGBRCS55Oe46q9hCkSJAAMvVuMHGTuC1myRBfD0mnVvLyDrEg8rvk0dxl2mi0PhPt4sxoCO5Hw_wcB[/url]).


Exactly. While HF might sell it, lots of places do and you can find it for some good and some much better prices by using your Google-Fu. I saw one place that was $10 lower than that but I didn't look to see about shipping costs.


Northern Tools. Got it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 15, 2017, 11:23:09 PM
When laying under my truck cutting off a bolt with the grinder and it falls into my shirt sleeve it burns like hell.
Title: What did you learn today?
Post by: Stripes on March 16, 2017, 07:41:09 AM
Always grind stuff while nude.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 16, 2017, 08:19:47 AM
The more you know.

https://bamboocorefitness.com/this-is-why-you-should-never-drink-a-mcdonalds-shamrock-shake/
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on March 16, 2017, 08:35:52 AM
The more you know.

https://bamboocorefitness.com/this-is-why-you-should-never-drink-a-mcdonalds-shamrock-shake/

Crap! Now I want one even more  :-\
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 16, 2017, 10:34:16 AM
Meanwhile I was thinking, "People still go to Mickey-D's?"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on March 16, 2017, 11:05:49 AM
They do, and those that claim they never do tend to be full of shit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: smoker on March 16, 2017, 11:07:07 AM
They do, and those that claim they never do tend to be full of shit.

I only do when traveling with the Cablebandits.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 16, 2017, 11:09:48 AM
They do, and those that claim they never do tend to be full of shit.

I had the medium shake and split a small fries with Dawg.
I assure you that other than for an occasional coffee before work, I have not been there but for the last McRib which was documented on .N
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 16, 2017, 11:23:29 AM
I think I'm nearing the 10 year mark being McD free. 

Sheetz?!?  Now that's a different ballgame.  There's no drive through so it's OK. 

Today I learned that the cravings do NOT go away.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on March 16, 2017, 11:43:11 AM
I can't remember the last time I went to McD's while at home, just to go to McD's.   But I will occasionally stop while in travel mode out of sheer convenience and its usually coupled with a pee stop.  :-\

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stew71 on March 16, 2017, 12:02:48 PM
Quote
Is that a HF table?


Looks like it's Keter Folding Work Table ([url]http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200586789_200586789?cm_mmc=Google-pla&utm_source=Google_PLA&utm_medium=Storage%20%2B%20Organizers%20%3E%20Workbenches%20%2B%20Work%20Tables&utm_campaign=Keter&utm_content=29034&gclid=CjwKEAjwzKPGBRCS55Oe46q9hCkSJAAMvVuMHGTuC1myRBfD0mnVvLyDrEg8rvk0dxl2mi0PhPt4sxoCO5Hw_wcB[/url]).


Exactly. While HF might sell it, lots of places do and you can find it for some good and some much better prices by using your Google-Fu. I saw one place that was $10 lower than that but I didn't look to see about shipping costs.


Northern Tools. Got it.  :thumbsup:


Yesterday, I ordered the model with the adjustable legs from Home Depot for $89 delivered. Be here next week and will replace the 25yr old Black and Decker boat anchor.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 17, 2017, 06:35:56 PM
Meanwhile I was thinking, "People still go to Mickey-D's?"

Saugage egg and cheese mcmuffin with hashbrowns and a coke is good hangover medicine.

I know, i know not drinking is the best hangover medicine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on March 17, 2017, 09:02:02 PM
Meanwhile I was thinking, "People still go to Mickey-D's?"

Saugage egg and cheese mcmuffin with hashbrowns and a coke is good hangover medicine.

I know, i know not resuming drinking is the best hangover medicine.

FTFY :snork:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on March 17, 2017, 11:35:16 PM
Meanwhile I was thinking, "People still go to Mickey-D's?"

Saugage egg and cheese mcmuffin with hashbrowns and a coke is good hangover medicine.

I know, i know not drinking is the best hangover medicine.

Nothing like White Castle after a night of drinking. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 18, 2017, 12:17:47 PM
Meanwhile I was thinking, "People still go to Mickey-D's?"

Saugage egg and cheese mcmuffin with hashbrowns and a coke is good hangover medicine.

I know, i know not drinking is the best hangover medicine.

Nothing like White Castle after a night of drinking.

Which is why I pick nothing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 18, 2017, 03:42:43 PM
Ignaz Semmelweis  was an early pioneer of what is now called antiseptic procedures.
Semmelweis discovered in 1847 while working in Vienna General Hospital's First Obstetrical Clinic that the incidence of puerperal fever (also known as "childbed fever") in  doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards.  Puerperal fever was common in mid-19th-century hospitals and often fatal.
Semmelweis proposed it could be drastically cut by the use of hand disinfection in obstetrical clinics.
Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality to below 1%,  his ideas were rejected by the established scientific and medical community. Mostly because he could offer no acceptable scientific explanation for his findings.
Semmelweis published a book of his findings in 1861; Etiology, Concept and Prophylaxis of Childbed Fever.
He became enraged that his idea and finding weren't put into use, possibly aggravated by  Alzheimer's disease, or  third-stage syphilis, a then-common disease of obstetricians who examined thousands of women at gratis institutions.
In 1865, Semmelweis was committed to an asylum, where he was beaten by the guards and died only 14 days after he was committed.  He  was 47.
Semmelweis's practice earned widespread acceptance only years after his death, when Louis Pasteur confirmed the germ theory.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on March 20, 2017, 06:35:14 AM
I learned that the easiest way to bleed a stubborn brake system of air is to set the handlebar reservoir to be the highest point of the system, then zip tie the lever fully closed and let it sit overnight.  It just worked on an old quad with a linked braking system that was pissing me off.  Full lever braking action and no sponginess at all.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Skee on March 20, 2017, 07:52:41 PM
It's a bitch when your external backup drive fails - no real data lost - just backups of everything.  EVERYTHING
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 21, 2017, 05:31:48 AM
No-half measures. EVER.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on March 21, 2017, 07:35:19 AM
No-half measures. EVER.
They avail us nothing.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on March 29, 2017, 03:20:45 PM
Handedness
The term handedness refers to the habitual or more skillful use of one hand as opposed to the other. Approximately 90% of people are right-hand dominant, and a number of biological, sociological, and environmental theories have been proposed to explain the trend. In 2007, researchers discovered the LRRTM1 gene, the first gene linked to an increased likelihood of left-handedness. Many cultures have associated "lefties" with evil or bad luck. What is one advantage associated with left-handedness? More... Discuss
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jimmy on March 29, 2017, 06:40:03 PM
Some sports and fighting  8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on March 30, 2017, 10:36:59 AM
Devil worship.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 30, 2017, 10:46:26 AM
new pickups are expensive.  :o
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on March 30, 2017, 10:47:17 AM
new pickups are expensive.  :o

The ones with four wheels and not what you put on an electric guitar I take it...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on April 05, 2017, 04:56:21 PM
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[–]GoodefornothingChrysler 5 points 21 hours ago
Chrysler won't let us mess with hybrid power units for safety reasons. It's crazy the training we've had to go through with the 500e and Pacifica Hybrid coming out to be able to touch them.

[–]serpentsevensix 3 points 21 hours ago
Are they worried about you shorting them out or is it something else?

[–]GoodefornothingChrysler 11 points 21 hours ago
They're worried that somebody's going to inadvertently do something to electrocute themselves while working on it, or even worse the customer while driving it. Each dealer had to purchase a huge cabinet of hybrid safety tools to be eligible to get the Pacifica Hybrid. The cabinet includes a shepherd's crook in the event somebody is being electrocuted by a hybrid and you have to pull them away.

 :shrug:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on April 05, 2017, 05:03:59 PM
new pickups are expensive.  :o

What did you do?!?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on May 24, 2017, 03:27:15 PM
The word "subspace" doesn't trip up spell check.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on May 29, 2017, 05:36:40 AM
The Warthog is SAFE!
From AVWeb:
Quote
The Air Force has reversed its plan to retire the A-10 and now says all 283 Warthogs have a productive future. The 2018 budget plan sent to Congress this week says the iconic close support aircraft will be in the fleet “for the foreseeable future,” according to The Associated Press. All the A-10s were supposed to be parked in the desert by now as the Air Force prepared to deploy the F-35 to replace it and almost every other aircraft in the inventory. Warthog fans in the Air Force and in government have kept them flying for the last six years and now the immediate future of the 1970s-era aircraft appears secure.

Among the champions of the A-10 were Arizona Republicans Sen. John McCain and Rep. Martha McSally, who have political reasons for their stance since some are based at Davis-Monthan in their home state. But McSally is a former Warthog pilot who caught the ear of Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump with a succinct description that might have appealed to the action-oriented President. "The A-10 is this badass airplane with a big gun on it," she is quoted as telling Trump. A-10s are in combat in Syria with the “big gun,” a seven-barrel Gatling gun whose distinctive ripping sound is unwelcome to any opposing ground force.

http://youtu.be/BJMdVIyf4Oo (http://youtu.be/BJMdVIyf4Oo)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on May 29, 2017, 08:23:45 AM
You don't throw away a perfectly good tool.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 29, 2017, 01:58:17 PM
I really did learn something new today and it seemed quite important at the time.

But I forgot what it was.

On the upside, I hope to be able to learn it again soon.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 29, 2017, 06:59:05 PM
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Rep. Martha McSally ...  is quoted as telling Trump. A-10s are in combat in Syria with the “big gun,” a seven-barrel Gatling gun.
That's not quite right.
The A-10 Warthogs are actually a 'awesome gun' (GAU-8/A Avenger; 30 mm, hydraulically driven, seven-barrel Gatling-type autocannon that delivers very powerful rounds at a high rate of fire) with a plane built around it.
The Avenger can fire 3,900 rounds of shells that are bigger than a beer bottle per minute.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 14, 2017, 09:58:54 PM
The US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in WWII.
We all know that
but..

"Little Boy" was the name of the A-bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.  It used Uranium, but it was very inefficient, only about 2% of the Uranium fissioned to produce energy - equivalent to
15,000 tons of TNT.

The A-bomb called "Fat Man" destroyed Nagasaki.  It used Plutonium, with a completely different method of detonation which wasted no fissionable material. It released energy equivalent to 21,000 tons of TNT.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: andsetinn on June 15, 2017, 03:12:55 AM
The US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in WWII.
We all know that
but..

"Little Boy" was the name of the A-bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.  It used Uranium, but it was very inefficient, only about 2% of the Uranium fissioned to produce energy - equivalent to
15,000 tons of TNT.

The A-bomb called "Fat Man" destroyed Nagasaki.  It used Plutonium, with a completely different method of detonation which wasted no fissionable material. It released energy equivalent to 21,000 tons of TNT.

In Hollywood movies radioactivity creates super humans, Spiderman etc.
In Japanese movies radioactivity creates mindless monsters, Godzilla etc.
A food for thought, only one of the nations has had first hand experience.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on June 15, 2017, 03:28:49 PM
The US dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in WWII.
We all know that
but..

"Little Boy" was the name of the A-bomb that destroyed Hiroshima.  It used Uranium, but it was very inefficient, only about 2% of the Uranium fissioned to produce energy - equivalent to
15,000 tons of TNT.

The A-bomb called "Fat Man" destroyed Nagasaki.  It used Plutonium, with a completely different method of detonation which wasted no fissionable material. It released energy equivalent to 21,000 tons of TNT.

In Hollywood movies radioactivity creates super humans, Spiderman etc.
In Japanese movies radioactivity creates mindless monsters, Godzilla etc.
A food for thought, only one of the nations has had first hand experience.

Wisdom abounds tonight.

Today, I learned that my new job is exactly what I feared it might be,  Fecking boring.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 15, 2017, 08:31:56 PM
Today, I learned that my new job is exactly what I feared it might be,  Fecking boring.
I'd rather be productive than bored.  But I'd rather be bored than frustrated.   Busy work frustrates me to no end.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on June 15, 2017, 09:21:32 PM
today I learned (the hard way) that a 4 wire gate will stop a 230# man on a KTM 300 travelling at 30mph in about a foot and a half...  all is well, lesson learned.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on June 15, 2017, 09:24:24 PM
Video.... or it didn't happen.

 :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 16, 2017, 07:20:47 AM
You couldn't lay her down and slide under it?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on June 16, 2017, 05:14:49 PM
today I learned (the hard way) that a 4 wire gate will stop a 230# man on a KTM 300 travelling at 30mph in about a foot and a half...  all is well, lesson learned.

While growing up on the farm my dad strung a new fence across our bicycle "race" path.  4 of us hit it full speed- ass over apple cart.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on June 16, 2017, 06:20:10 PM
today I learned (the hard way) that a 4 wire gate will stop a 230# man on a KTM 300 travelling at 30mph in about a foot and a half...  all is well, lesson learned.

While growing up on the farm my dad strung a new fence across our bicycle "race" path.  4 of us hit it full speed- ass over apple cart.   :lol:

Similarly, I hit a 1/4 inch high tension steel wire while racing around on my bike.  Luckily I used my neck to stop myself from crossing it's path.  :o  I've never gone from upright to flat on my back with my head smashed into the pavement so fast.  It cut my neck open from ear to ear.  A self inflicted Columbian Necktie and probably the first of many un-diagnosed concussions.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on June 18, 2017, 05:54:06 PM
I learned (Friday) that I'll be shortly replacing the clutch in my old truck... Whether paying someone to do it, or doing it myself with remarkable histrionics remains to be seen. I'm leaning towards the histrionics (rather than a $1500 bill I don't want).
 >:( >:( >:(
LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on June 18, 2017, 06:19:25 PM
I learned (Friday) that I'll be shortly replacing the clutch in my old truck... Whether paying someone to do it, or doing it myself with remarkable histrionics remains to be seen. I'm leaning towards the histrionics (rather than a $1500 bill I don't want).
 >:( >:( >:(
LT

I vote histrionics.  With a side of impressive profanity.

Take video. :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on June 23, 2017, 05:50:47 PM
I learned that if you're using google maps  (on a Windows PC)  and you use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in & out, where your mouse cursor is on the map is the 'point' that the map zooms in to or out from.
How come no one told me?!?!?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on June 25, 2017, 12:41:39 PM
I learned that if you're using google maps  (on a Windows PC)  and you use the mouse scroll wheel to zoom in & out, where your mouse cursor is on the map is the 'point' that the map zooms in to or out from.
How come no one told me?!?!?

And, did you know that the direction to scroll the wheel, on a PC, for zooming in and out is the opposite as it is for OSX?

But, I have a Microsoft mouse on an iMac.  ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on July 25, 2017, 04:17:57 PM
1.  Fig trees weep sap like rain when they are trimmed.


2.  Fig sap causes burning and itching on exposed skin, especially when said sap is applied in a greenhouse under the sun. 


3.  Gasoline removes the sap and the chemicals in it that cause aforementioned burning and itching, reducing symptoms in 15-20 minutes.


4.  Gasoline wipe-downs suck.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on July 26, 2017, 11:30:08 AM
1.  Fig trees weep sap like rain when they are trimmed.


2.  Fig sap causes burning and itching on exposed skin, especially when said sap is applied in a greenhouse under the sun. 


3.  Gasoline removes the sap and the chemicals in it that cause aforementioned burning and itching, reducing symptoms in 15-20 minutes.


4.  Gasoline wipe-downs suck.


Time to light up a cigar.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on July 26, 2017, 11:32:27 AM
1.  Fig trees weep sap like rain when they are trimmed.


2.  Fig sap causes burning and itching on exposed skin, especially when said sap is applied in a greenhouse under the sun. 


3.  Gasoline removes the sap and the chemicals in it that cause aforementioned burning and itching, reducing symptoms in 15-20 minutes.


4.  Gasoline wipe-downs suck.

Try isopropyl alcohol? 90% or better.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on July 30, 2017, 04:35:00 PM
The insulation on my iPhone earbuds cable is impervious to kerosine.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on August 01, 2017, 08:53:35 AM
I found Comcast to have a horrible corporate memory.  Three months in a row now, I've had to call and correct them on my internet service level.  I really corrected them this time.  They got an asskicking down the road.  Fuggem!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on August 04, 2017, 09:17:03 AM
I learned that life is a circle. What my Mom experienced when dealing with her aging parents, I now experience with her.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on August 04, 2017, 09:18:56 AM
I found Comcast to have a horrible corporate memory.  Three months in a row now, I've had to call and correct them on my internet service level.  I really corrected them this time.  They got an asskicking down the road.  Fuggem!

I ran into that with my provider. I'm convinced that they do a temporary edit to their routers and when the equipment gets a reboot, it defaults back to the basic settings that everyone gets without upgrades (ie: they never do a write-to-firmware within their switches).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on August 05, 2017, 04:37:00 PM
I found Comcast to have a horrible corporate memory.  Three months in a row now, I've had to call and correct them on my internet service level.  I really corrected them this time.  They got an asskicking down the road.  Fuggem!

I ran into that with my provider. I'm convinced that they to a temporary edit do their routers and when the equipment gets a reboot, it defaults back to the basic settings that everyone gets without upgrades (ie: they never do a write-to-firmware within their switches).


What pissed me off was the fact I downgraded service and they kept billing me for the much higher level.   No matter, they're history now.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mr.awesome on August 06, 2017, 07:36:48 AM
The owner of the most expensive house on Lakeshore Dr in Grosse Pointe MI is the garbage man.  :eek:  He is the head of Waste Management co.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on August 06, 2017, 07:38:41 AM
The owner of the most expensive house on Lakeshore Dr in Grosse Pointe MI is the garbage man.  :eek:  He is the head of Waste Management co.


Sounds like he has managed waste very well.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on August 06, 2017, 10:51:33 AM
The King of the Golden River
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on August 06, 2017, 07:00:10 PM
The owner of the most expensive house on Lakeshore Dr in Grosse Pointe MI is the garbage man.  :eek:  He is the head of Waste Management co.

Not sure he's actually a garbage man.   :bigsmile:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cablebandit on August 07, 2017, 08:44:10 AM
Is that still Wayne?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 04, 2017, 10:49:50 AM
On Saturday I learned that instead of giving wrapped gifts or cards, at Nigerian weddings they throw wads of cash at the bride and groom while everyone dances.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on September 04, 2017, 11:07:33 AM
Were there floor-to-ceiling poles too?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on September 04, 2017, 11:19:21 AM
Was my prince friend there?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on September 04, 2017, 11:30:12 AM
Were there floor-to-ceiling poles too?

No, but copious amounts of money was going into the bride's cleavage.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on September 04, 2017, 02:17:13 PM
The Magic Band is playing Brighton on their farewell tour. Just might have to go.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on October 26, 2017, 01:47:59 PM
Concorde vs. Concordski
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171018-the-soviet-unions-flawed-rival-to-concorde (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20171018-the-soviet-unions-flawed-rival-to-concorde)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on October 26, 2017, 04:06:04 PM
using a national guard Black hawk helicopter is expensive.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on October 27, 2017, 09:39:44 AM
I learned about the site, marinetraffic.com

It's fun to see the names/etc of the ships that we see off the coast.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on October 27, 2017, 10:50:19 AM
I learned about the site, marinetraffic.com

It's fun to see the names/etc of the ships that we see off the coast.

I've been using that site for years to keep track of the dredges that we work with, and to keep on active ship traffic while we're doing channel surveys.   It's great to be able to hail an approaching ship by name long before you can see them even with glasses.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on October 27, 2017, 03:44:43 PM
I learned about the site, marinetraffic.com

Okay, that's a bit odd.  I was looking at the stats for my website (assistancelist.com) and I get referrals from marinetraffic.com a few times a month.

If you like marietraffic.com, check out https://www.flightradar24.com (https://www.flightradar24.com)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on October 27, 2017, 08:38:06 PM
While out for dinner with my wife not more than 45 minutes ago I learned once again how lucky I am.  That is all.

Carry on.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on October 28, 2017, 08:27:42 AM
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on October 28, 2017, 08:42:57 AM
While out for dinner with my wife not more than 45 minutes ago I learned once again how lucky I am.  That is all.

Carry on.

Did you realize it or did she tell you?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on October 28, 2017, 10:20:55 AM
While out for dinner with my wife not more than 45 minutes ago I learned once again how lucky I am.  That is all.

Carry on.

Did you realize it or did she tell you?


Mine reminds me almost every day.   
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: maddjack on October 28, 2017, 10:44:20 AM
My boss can drop the F bomb more than a drunken sailor when he gets pissed and in the group meet situation, I was hoping he stroked out because it was trivial bullshit he was whining about and he loves to scream at everyone .I yawn and piss him off more. :D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 28, 2017, 11:31:20 AM
That if I walk around the production floor with a cardboard facsimile of a cellphone to my ear talking, no less than 3 people will rat me out to the boss. (Cellphones are taboo here)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 28, 2017, 12:30:46 PM
My boss can drop the F bomb more than a drunken sailor when he gets pissed and in the group meet situation, I was hoping he stroked out because it was trivial bullshit he was whining about and he loves to scream at everyone .I yawn and piss him off more. :D


I had a manager that would F with me every day. His idea of motivation was intimation. It didn't work on me and it pissed him off even more.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on October 28, 2017, 03:47:07 PM
I learned that even though Spectrum bought out Charter, their upstream cable plant and hardware is still ALWAYS the source of failures and slow downs.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 29, 2017, 08:07:53 AM
33° on a motorcycle is cold.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 29, 2017, 08:23:38 AM
33° on a motorcycle is cold.

You're just learning that now?

Man, you are a slow burn.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on October 29, 2017, 01:28:04 PM
Christmas is less than two months away :wow:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on October 29, 2017, 03:28:44 PM
33° on a motorcycle is cold.

You're just learning that now?

Man, you are a slow burn.


Fuck you John
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 29, 2017, 04:17:05 PM
33° on a motorcycle is cold.

You're just learning that now?

Man, you are a slow burn.


Fuck you John

Wow.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 29, 2017, 04:18:53 PM
Um...
Happy birthday?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on October 29, 2017, 09:45:13 PM
Um...
Happy birthday?

Lame.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on October 30, 2017, 04:54:54 AM
Um...
Happy birthday?

Lame.

Well I don't want to agitate the old guy any more than he already is.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on October 30, 2017, 08:32:42 AM
that it can rain enough in one hour for water to come gushing in from the cleanout pit in my basement floor
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 07, 2017, 05:40:51 PM
I learned I'm 40 and a half.
As in 40, and half of 40.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 07, 2017, 05:42:16 PM
I learned I'm 40 and a half.
As in 40, and half of 40.
Giggiddy
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on November 07, 2017, 10:57:08 PM
I learned I'm 40 and a half.
As in 40, and half of 40.

HBD!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on November 13, 2017, 11:20:40 AM
From AVWeb:
Quote
The Department of Homeland Security has reportedly told a cyber security conference it was able to hack the internal systems of a Boeing 757 sitting on the ramp at Atlantic City Airport with no help from anyone on board or anywhere near the aircraft. “We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative penetration,” DHS cyber security expert Robert Hickey is quoted as saying by Avionics Today.  “[Which] means I didn’t have anybody touching the airplane, I didn’t have an insider threat. I stood off using typical stuff that could get through security and we were able to establish a presence on the systems of the aircraft.” Hickey was speaking at the CyberSat Summit in Virginia Nov. 8.
How the hack was done is classified but Hickey suggested it gave the hackers comprehensive access to the aircraft’s systems. Hickey noted that newer aircraft like the Boeing 737 MAX and 787 and Airbus’s new A350 have more robust security but 90 percent of the fleet has the same vulnerabilities as that 757. Two years ago a security researcher claimed to have gained access to an airliner's flight systems through its entertainment system but those claims were never verified.
Book accordingly...
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on November 14, 2017, 10:46:56 PM
Frank Capra's "Lost Horizon" (1937) is one of the films that's been salvaged from the risk of being lost forever.

One of my customers, American Film Institute, worked hard in salvaging the 132 minutes.  They did all but seven minutes of the film, and got 100% of the soundtrack.

I also learned it's a great film by watching it today.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 17, 2017, 11:31:34 AM
female to female genital rubbing is common among bonobo monkeys (about once every two hours).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on November 17, 2017, 11:47:30 AM
I wish I was a female monkey
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 17, 2017, 11:59:08 AM
female to female genital rubbing is common among bonobo monkeys (about once every two hours).
Puts a new twist on 'monkeying around'
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wibornz on November 17, 2017, 03:07:31 PM
I learned again, that no matter how horrific a prisoner file may be, I will come a crossed one that is still worst than what I thought was the worst. 10 months and counting....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on November 18, 2017, 02:45:54 AM
There are brown booby's.
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on November 18, 2017, 08:19:16 PM
I love brown boobies.  Actually, I love thj entire specis.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on November 18, 2017, 08:37:20 PM
I worked for an extra two hours tonight so I could leave two hours early tomorrow to go to a concert. In doing so I learned that they don't do shit on the weekend night shift.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on November 18, 2017, 09:42:51 PM
I love brown boobies.  Actually, I love thj entire specis.

quoted for prosperity posterity shit. Just because.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on November 22, 2017, 09:50:57 PM
According to a TV news filler piece I just saw; 
The night before thanksgiving is the busiest evening of the year for bars.
Some days are busier - St Patrick's and Superbowl, but tonight is the busiest single night.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on November 23, 2017, 02:15:45 AM
Even worse, Thanksgiving, an entirely American festival, is being transported over here. Big shops are encouraging us to cook Thanksgiving dinners. Pumpkin pie and all. Yuck.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on November 23, 2017, 03:51:13 AM
Even worse, Thanksgiving, an entirely American festival, is being transported over here. Big shops are encouraging us to cook Thanksgiving dinners. Pumpkin pie and all. Yuck.

England did rid themselves of some religious fantics. So you do have that going for you. And a reason to celebrate.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on December 04, 2017, 07:56:55 PM
I heard this in an audiobook amd looked it up. In the book it was a final jeapordy question.


A team of biologists led by Henri Weimerskirch at the French National Center for Scientific Research just announced the results of a major new study on great frigates (Fregata minor), these fascinating seabirds native to the central Indian and Pacific Oceans. Using super-lightweight GPS trackers, the biologists followed four dozen birds from 2011 to 2015, some for up to two years continuously. What they found was astonishing. The birds could stay aloft for up to 56 days without landing, gliding for hundreds of miles per day with wing-flaps just every 6 minutes, and reaching altitude of more than 2.5 miles.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on December 04, 2017, 09:50:51 PM
 :eek:   Wow!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on December 04, 2017, 11:45:34 PM
Even worse, Thanksgiving, an entirely American festival, is being transported over here. Big shops are encouraging us to cook Thanksgiving dinners. Pumpkin pie and all. Yuck.


Silly Papa. Pumpkin pie is the main (if not entire reason) to ever give thanks to whatever it is that created this world.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on December 05, 2017, 03:53:20 AM
Even worse, Thanksgiving, an entirely American festival, is being transported over here. Big shops are encouraging us to cook Thanksgiving dinners. Pumpkin pie and all. Yuck.


Silly Papa. Pumpkin pie with French Vanilla Ice Cream on top is the main (if not entire reason) to ever give thanks to whatever it is that created this world.

Fixed it for you.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on December 05, 2017, 03:54:19 AM
Christopher Columbus Becomes the First European on Hispaniola (1492)

Soon after landing on the island now known as Hispaniola—home to the Dominican Republic and Haiti—Columbus returned to Spain with news of the New World, leaving behind a group of colonists. On his second expedition, he discovered that the colony had been destroyed, and he established another one. The new colony soon fell into a state of disorder, which he tried to quell with strict discipline. The colonists appear to have disliked Columbus's tyrannical leadership. What did they do about it?More... Discuss


I guess the Vikings aren't European enough.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on December 15, 2017, 01:46:14 PM
On New Year's Eve, every adult in the country will have been born in the 1900s and every minor in the 2000s.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on December 16, 2017, 04:09:22 AM
On New Year's Eve, every adult in the country will have been born in the 1900s and every minor in the 2000s.

Nice fact. Here os a link to the newest oldest person. In another couple of years it could be my Aunt.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.today.com/amp/health/world-s-oldest-living-person-violet-brown-emma-morano-dies-t110465 (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.today.com/amp/health/world-s-oldest-living-person-violet-brown-emma-morano-dies-t110465)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: MrsCablebandit on December 16, 2017, 06:19:58 AM
I learned that Tramadol doesn't make me visibly loopy but I'm also having trouble with recalling bits and pieces since I've been on it and I feel like I don't trust my brain. I'm not even sure if that makes sense...I don't feel goofy/high like with Percocet...I don't feel "foggy"...but something is DEFINITELY off. (Moreso than normal, LOL.)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 16, 2017, 07:30:29 AM
The good news is, your sense of humour is unaffected.
 :)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: rgbeard on December 17, 2017, 04:28:50 PM
A water heater pilot light orfice may be cleaned using a 32ga needle.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on December 17, 2017, 05:48:47 PM
Xfinity is a huge bullseye for hackers.  Off and on, we've been having DDoS attacks logged on the router and a corresponding slowdown/stoppage in service.  After doing a bit of research, I moved the DNS servers from the Comcrap ones to one on Google and one on OpenDNS.  Viola!  No more issues.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on December 17, 2017, 07:16:50 PM
Xfinity is a huge bullseye for hackers.  Off and on, we've been having DDoS attacks logged on the router and a corresponding slowdown/stoppage in service.  After doing a bit of research, I moved the DNS servers from the Comcrap ones to one on Google and one on OpenDNS.  Viola!  No more issues.

Funny, Two years and not a problem.

I did have a connection issue for a while but that has been taken care of. Haven't lost service in 6 months. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on December 17, 2017, 07:20:46 PM
Today I learned that Ferrari made a station wagon. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on December 17, 2017, 07:28:44 PM
Today I learned that Ferrari made a station wagon.


Did it look like this?

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: miles on December 17, 2017, 07:31:26 PM
Almost, but not quite as cool.



As a side note, Harold and Maude is one of my favorite movies ever.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on December 17, 2017, 10:50:12 PM
Almost, but not quite as cool.



As a side note, Harold and Maude is one of my favorite movies ever.

 ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on December 18, 2017, 10:21:29 AM
I learned that Tramadol doesn't make me visibly loopy but I'm also having trouble with recalling bits and pieces since I've been on it and I feel like I don't trust my brain. I'm not even sure if that makes sense...I don't feel goofy/high like with Percocet...I don't feel "foggy"...but something is DEFINITELY off. (Moreso than normal, LOL.)
Reminds me of when I used to take sleeping pills.  Never trusted my memories.  Did we have sex last night or was it a great dream?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 18, 2017, 10:29:26 AM
I learned that Tramadol doesn't make me visibly loopy but I'm also having trouble with recalling bits and pieces since I've been on it and I feel like I don't trust my brain. I'm not even sure if that makes sense...I don't feel goofy/high like with Percocet...I don't feel "foggy"...but something is DEFINITELY off. (Moreso than normal, LOL.)
Reminds me of when I used to take sleeping pills.  Never trusted my memories.  Did we have sex last night or was it a great dream?

Yes. We did have sex last night.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wibornz on December 18, 2017, 02:33:25 PM
Having been trained in Scans, and completing investigation and doing investigations for the last 23 years......Other people hate it when you point out that they are a liar.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on December 18, 2017, 03:24:10 PM
Having been trained in Scans, and completing investigation and doing investigations for the last 23 years......Other people hate it when you point out that they are a liar.

Not as much as they hate the final consequence of that whole process not going well.  DAMHIK
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on December 20, 2017, 05:03:13 AM
Today I learned that Ferrari made a station wagon.


Did it look like this?

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I've always loved that car.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on December 20, 2017, 05:14:43 AM
Today I learned that Ferrari made a station wagon.


Did it look like this?

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I've always loved that car.


That's a Jag though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on January 05, 2018, 03:46:29 AM
I learned that 50,000 British citizens went to the US to fight in the Civil War, almost all on the Union side. Never knew.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 05, 2018, 10:23:59 AM
Some people get really bent out of shape when you question their motives.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 09, 2018, 12:50:04 AM
Guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

They must commit to 2 years of guarding the tomb.
The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV.
They cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives.  They cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.

They live in a barracks under the tomb.

The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.

After their two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel, signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn.
The guard must obey the rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: st2sam on January 09, 2018, 01:00:40 AM

 I learned that reading the last few posts I learned some interesting facts.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 09, 2018, 09:47:53 AM
Guards of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

They must commit to 2 years of guarding the tomb.

OK, seems reasonable.

The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV.

Weird, but doable.

They cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives.

Dafuq? :willy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on January 09, 2018, 10:01:52 AM
there is all kinds of information out there, not all of it completely true:

https://www.snopes.com/military/unknown.asp (https://www.snopes.com/military/unknown.asp)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 09, 2018, 11:02:44 AM
The start up car company I decided to work is getting a very nice bump from the county/state to be announced in the next 30-60 days, and some new investors are coming in. Hoping I can ride this boat for the next 8-10 years...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 09, 2018, 01:59:51 PM
The start up car company I decided to work is getting a very nice bump from the county/state to be announced in the next 30-60 days, and some new investors are coming in. Hoping I can ride this boat for the next 8-10 years...


Is this something you can talk about?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 09, 2018, 05:20:49 PM
Think about it - every single corpse on Mt. Everest was once a highly motivated person.

Stay lazy my friends.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 09, 2018, 05:21:40 PM
The start up car company I decided to work is getting a very nice bump from the county/state to be announced in the next 30-60 days, and some new investors are coming in. Hoping I can ride this boat for the next 8-10 years...


Is this something you can talk about?
A bit.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 09, 2018, 05:49:39 PM
The start up car company I decided to work is getting a very nice bump from the county/state to be announced in the next 30-60 days, and some new investors are coming in. Hoping I can ride this boat for the next 8-10 years...


Is this something you can talk about?
A bit.

But not in public
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 10, 2018, 10:28:26 AM
there is all kinds of information out there, not all of it completely true:

https://www.snopes.com/military/unknown.asp (https://www.snopes.com/military/unknown.asp)
Thank you, sir. May I have another?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 10, 2018, 10:39:21 AM
The start up car company I decided to work is getting a very nice bump from the county/state to be announced in the next 30-60 days, and some new investors are coming in. Hoping I can ride this boat for the next 8-10 years...


Is this something you can talk about?
A bit.

But not in public

Most likely depending on what you ask. I will say what I am allowed to at this point. Their website has a lot of info.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sodapop6620 on January 12, 2018, 06:37:05 AM
Think about it - every single corpse on Mt. Everest was once a highly motivated person.

Stay lazy my friends.


That needed to be quoted.  :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 18, 2018, 07:21:38 PM
I learned I've been driving ignorantly un-alert for years.
I got a GPS as a door prize.  A Garmin Drive 61 (6.1").  Apparently 'drive' replaced 'nuvi'.   I put it in the console of my car.
I read the manual - online, there is no printed manual.  Turns out the manual is in the GPS, as an 'app', it even has search function.
The GPS has: Driver Awareness Alerts
It can give sound and text alerts to: school zones, speed limit reduction, wrong way on a one-way street, railroad and animal crossings.
It can also give alerts for curve ahead and a "fatigue warning" for driving more than two hours (and will suggest upcoming rest stops).
I've been blissfully enjoying curves and driving for more than two hours all these years.
I'm gonna have to turn the last two off.  Maybe all of them except the speed limit reduction...
 

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on January 18, 2018, 08:48:21 PM
I learned I've been driving ignorantly un-alert for years.
I got a GPS as a door prize.  A Garmin Drive 61 (6.1").  Apparently 'drive' replaced 'nuvi'.   I put it in the console of my car.
I read the manual - online, there is no printed manual.  Turns out the manual is in the GPS, as an 'app', it even has search function.
The GPS has: Driver Awareness Alerts
It can give sound and text alerts to: school zones, speed limit reduction, wrong way on a one-way street, railroad and animal crossings.
It can also give alerts for curve ahead and a "fatigue warning" for driving more than two hours (and will suggest upcoming rest stops).
I've been blissfully enjoying curves and driving for more than two hours all these years.
I'm gonna have to turn the last two off.  Maybe all of them except the speed limit reduction...

Seems strange that folks will pay to have an electronic mother-in-law device in their cars?? Well at least you can shut this one up

P.S. full disclosure my MIL is a Saint and I am lucky to have married her daughter (the nicest person I have ever met)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on January 19, 2018, 06:57:40 AM
I learned I've been driving ignorantly un-alert for years.
I got a GPS as a door prize.  A Garmin Drive 61 (6.1").  Apparently 'drive' replaced 'nuvi'.   I put it in the console of my car.
I read the manual - online, there is no printed manual.  Turns out the manual is in the GPS, as an 'app', it even has search function.
The GPS has: Driver Awareness Alerts
It can give sound and text alerts to: school zones, speed limit reduction, wrong way on a one-way street, railroad and animal crossings.
It can also give alerts for curve ahead and a "fatigue warning" for driving more than two hours (and will suggest upcoming rest stops).
I've been blissfully enjoying curves and driving for more than two hours all these years.
I'm gonna have to turn the last two off.  Maybe all of them except the speed limit reduction...


You might want to leave the School Zone notification on too.  Nothing is more frustrating than getting a School Zone speeding ticket, at 10:00PM on a Sunday night   >:(
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on January 19, 2018, 09:26:58 AM
That one I'd be in court screaming.  School zone is for when school is in session, not as a feed the city trough bonus zone.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on January 19, 2018, 10:24:11 AM
That one I'd be in court screaming.  School zone is for when school is in session, not as a feed the city trough bonus zone.

Right there with you. In CA, it's "When children are present" - how are they present at 10 pm?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on January 19, 2018, 11:29:03 AM
First off, this was a looong time ago in CT.   It wasn't a blinking light kind of school zone speed limit,  rather a permanent reduction to 25 mph because it passed by a high school.

The whole backstory...  I was doing a college buddy a favor driving his GF home at the end of a weekend.   As driving down this section, she pipes up about being careful, because of the cops love this stretch of road.   The words weren't even completely out of her mouth before the blue lights were bearing down on me..  :-\  .   Wrote me up for an honest 44 in a 25.  No breaks given to a 19 yr old kid.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on January 19, 2018, 11:36:17 AM
I learned I've been driving ignorantly un-alert for years.
I got a GPS as a door prize.  A Garmin Drive 61 (6.1").  Apparently 'drive' replaced 'nuvi'.   I put it in the console of my car.
I read the manual - online, there is no printed manual.  Turns out the manual is in the GPS, as an 'app', it even has search function.
The GPS has: Driver Awareness Alerts
It can give sound and text alerts to: school zones, speed limit reduction, wrong way on a one-way street, railroad and animal crossings.
It can also give alerts for curve ahead and a "fatigue warning" for driving more than two hours (and will suggest upcoming rest stops).
I've been blissfully enjoying curves and driving for more than two hours all these years.
I'm gonna have to turn the last two off.  Maybe all of them except the speed limit reduction...

This sounds eerily similar to a conversation I was having with an old friend the other day. She was telling me about visiting her retired parents, and Dad had to warn her about his new car (toyota something).  Apparently it has some sort of fatigue warning built into it that beeps and flashes every time you get near a lane line or edge of the road. It apparently goes off pretty much continuously when he's driving, but he's just filtered it out after a while. It must be too sensitive.

It also seems (after talking to Mom) that HER new car (coincidentally a Toyota something) has a warning system that beeps and flashes occasionally too when you don't use your turn signals. It sees that you changed lanes without signaling and hollers. TOTALLY different than the system in Dads new car.

My friend then tells me that after riding with Dad and Mom at the helm, it turns out that Dad refuses to use his turn signals, so the lane warning is freaking out whenever he changes lanes or merges, or turns off, or basically ANYTHING. And it's so frequent that he just ignores it.

Technology won't fix everything.    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on January 19, 2018, 12:23:37 PM
I was in Tenn. on the MC like 10 years ago
On a big wide state road 
Speed limit 50-55MPH
Sign says school zone 20MPH
School's right there behind a 12 foot fence!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on January 19, 2018, 01:57:42 PM
there are people who have poked a mountain lion in a cave with a stick and lived to tell the tale. and what a tale it is... haha love my crazy co-workers (some obviously crazier than others).
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on January 19, 2018, 11:44:44 PM
there are people who have poked a mountain lion in a cave with a stick and lived to tell the tale. and what a tale it is... haha love my crazy co-workers (some obviously crazier than others).

And I bet some PBR's were involved to.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Skee on January 20, 2018, 08:12:55 AM
I learned I've been driving ignorantly un-alert for years.
I got a GPS as a door prize.  A Garmin Drive 61 (6.1").  Apparently 'drive' replaced 'nuvi'.   I put it in the console of my car.
I read the manual - online, there is no printed manual.  Turns out the manual is in the GPS, as an 'app', it even has search function.
The GPS has: Driver Awareness Alerts
It can give sound and text alerts to: school zones, speed limit reduction, wrong way on a one-way street, railroad and animal crossings.
It can also give alerts for curve ahead and a "fatigue warning" for driving more than two hours (and will suggest upcoming rest stops).
I've been blissfully enjoying curves and driving for more than two hours all these years.
I'm gonna have to turn the last two off.  Maybe all of them except the speed limit reduction...

I have not learned how to turn them off on the 595.  Most I can do is disable the audio alerts. 

Warnings used to really aggravate me before I switched back to the 550 on the bike and only use the 595 in the car.


Technology won't fix everything.    :facepalm: :facepalm: :facepalm:

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 20, 2018, 07:59:00 PM
A 'butt load' is an actual unit of measure.
It's 126 gallons.
A butt is an oak keg.
 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Wesley on January 22, 2018, 11:10:04 AM
A 'butt load' is an actual unit of measure.
It's 126 gallons.
A butt is an oak keg.

I'll take you on your word for that one, rather than Googling it at work.   :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on January 22, 2018, 11:19:44 AM
A 'butt load' is an actual unit of measure.
It's 126 gallons.
A butt is an oak keg.

I'll take you on your word for that one, rather than Googling it at work.   :lol:

I'm here to help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_(unit)

https://gizmodo.com/butt-is-an-actual-unit-of-measurement-1622427091
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 22, 2018, 03:44:50 PM
A 'butt load' is an actual unit of measure.
It's 126 gallons.
A butt is an oak keg.

I'll take you on your word for that one, rather than Googling it at work.   :lol:

I'm here to help:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butt_(unit)

https://gizmodo.com/butt-is-an-actual-unit-of-measurement-1622427091
Thanks for the team work!
 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 22, 2018, 06:37:52 PM
That  people with Alzheimers still remember all the words to big band era songs. Put them on and they light up. Too bad they can't dance.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 22, 2018, 07:09:03 PM
That  people with Alzheimers still remember all the words to big band era songs. Put them on and they light up. Too bad they can't dance.

I'm not nearly as old as your mom and I can't dance worth a shit either. Doesn't stop me though.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 22, 2018, 07:17:36 PM
That  people with Alzheimers still remember all the words to big band era songs. Put them on and they light up. Too bad they can't dance.

I'm not nearly as old as your mom and I can't dance worth a shit either. Doesn't stop me though.

She was good and I am,...so so.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on January 22, 2018, 08:14:11 PM
A 'butt load' is an actual unit of measure.
It's 126 gallons.
A butt is an oak keg.
 

How much is a metric shit-ton?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: kneescrubber on January 22, 2018, 08:25:28 PM
204.62262 pounds more than a shit-ton.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 23, 2018, 05:26:15 AM
 :clap:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 23, 2018, 09:29:30 PM
I learned a lot more about my neighbor and friend, who passed away from brain cancer in Monday.  He was a great guy- a straight shooter, a man of character.  Retired cop.  I was privileged to only know hm for 7 years, but they were good and I'm a better person for having known him.  He will be missed. 

http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=steve-boss&pid=187934936&fhid=4925 (http://obits.mlive.com/obituaries/grandrapids/obituary.aspx?n=steve-boss&pid=187934936&fhid=4925)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on January 24, 2018, 12:11:47 PM
I learned that after driving all night, you can't just waltz into St Vincent's hospital in Bridgeport CT and stroll right on up to ICU at 5 AM to see your Dad.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 24, 2018, 12:56:52 PM
I learned that after driving all night, you can't just waltz into St Vincent's hospital in Bridgeport CT and stroll right on up to ICU at 5 AM to see your Dad.

Huh, never thought about that. I would figure 24/7. How is your dad?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on January 24, 2018, 12:58:53 PM
Not good 😥
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: squeezer on January 24, 2018, 01:49:42 PM
Very sorry to hear that, radon. Good thoughts headed your way.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on January 24, 2018, 02:20:24 PM
Not good 😥

 :'( What squeezer said.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on January 24, 2018, 07:52:43 PM
Very sorry to hear that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on February 06, 2018, 01:26:35 PM
I learned how cure the hiccups.  And thankfully I didn't learn it first hand..so to speak.

http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups (http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups)


Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 06, 2018, 09:23:48 PM
I learned how cure the hiccups.  And thankfully I didn't learn it first hand..so to speak.

[url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url] ([url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url])


Do you have to use a finger? 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on February 07, 2018, 10:48:22 AM
Nooooooo!

http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/agave-tequila-shortage/ (http://fortune.com/2018/02/01/agave-tequila-shortage/)

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 07, 2018, 02:42:44 PM
I learned how cure the hiccups.  And thankfully I didn't learn it first hand..so to speak.

[url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url] ([url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url])


Do you have to use a finger?

Are you assuming he'd only do it if he had to?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 07, 2018, 08:52:30 PM
I learned how cure the hiccups.  And thankfully I didn't learn it first hand..so to speak.

[url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url] ([url]http://qi.com/infocloud/hiccups[/url])


Do you have to use a finger?

Are you assuming he'd only do it if he had to?


Asking for a friend.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 10, 2018, 12:29:04 PM
Japanese honeybees protect their nest from giant hornets by cooking them alive

Japanese honeybees swarm an intruding Japanese giant hornet instead of stinging.
Then, they begin vibrating, raising their collective temperature to 117 degrees F.
The honeybees can tolerate temperatures of 118 degrees F.  The hornets can only tolerate 115 degrees...

http://www.businessinsider.com/japanese-giant-hornet-cooked-by-honeybees-2014-10 (http://www.businessinsider.com/japanese-giant-hornet-cooked-by-honeybees-2014-10)



Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on February 15, 2018, 03:37:27 PM
The Unknown War in the Northern Pacific:
Heavy B-29 Superfortress bombers operated from the airfields of western China against military and industrial facilities in Manchuria and Japan. On July 29, 1944, one of them landed at the Soviet air base near Vozdvizhenka village in Primorye region. Two other Superfortresses followed suit in November. Another battle-damaged B-29 crashed on the slopes of Sikhote-Alin mountain ridge. The crew bailed out over taiga, and wandered in the woods in separate groups for nearly a month. Eventually everyone was rescued by the combined efforts of crew members, local indigenous people and the VVS (Soviet Air Force).
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(Colonel (then-Major) Solomon Reidel of VVS, ferried the interned B-29 to Moscow. Under the personal order of Josef Stalin, the aircraft was fully disassembled and reverse-engineered into the Tu-4, the first Soviet long-range bomber with nuclear-carrying capacities. The work was performed under supervision of famous plane designer Andrey Tupolev.)
All interned Americans were sent across Siberia to Uzbekistan, to a remote camp near Tashkent, which was established specifically for them. From there the NKVD staged four escapes of the internees across the border to Iran, then to the British occupation zone south of Tehran, and eventually to the USA. 291 American airmen returned home this way. Their return was a matter of utmost secrecy in order not to compromise the Soviet Japanese Neutrality Pact, which was one of the fundamental conditions for uninterrupted use of the Pacific Route of Lend-Lease.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on February 15, 2018, 04:44:34 PM
When the TU-4 was made they had to use metric thickness metal which made it impossible to replicate the B-29 exactly.  Too thin = less strength, too thick = more weight!  Also, the soviet engineers were ordered to fully replicate the American design basically foregoing the use of existing Soviet designs even when they were better than the American counterpart.

P.S.  The Soviets didn't care much about that Treaty right after the first A-bomb was dropped! http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-declare-war-on-japan-invade-manchuria (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/soviets-declare-war-on-japan-invade-manchuria)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: wibornz on February 16, 2018, 09:15:13 AM
I learned that if you set an employee down and show them how much they would get in a retirement check plus SS check and that they would make about 1,000 dollars more a month to retire, that they still will not retire.

Are you following me here.  It is costing him almost 1,000 dollars a month to keep working and well he is still going to keep working.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on February 16, 2018, 09:35:19 AM
Haha.. money isn't everything you know.....
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Skee on February 17, 2018, 08:20:37 AM
I learned that if you set an employee down and show them how much they would get in a retirement check plus SS check and that they would make about 1,000 dollars more a month to retire, that they still will not retire.

Are you following me here.  It is costing him almost 1,000 dollars a month to keep working and well he is still going to keep working.

Sounds like a great situation for him, even though money is not fueling his intrinsic motivation.

Most people - once they reach that point - take the money and run.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: garry on February 17, 2018, 09:42:52 AM
We have several engineers at work that refuse to retire even though they are pushing (or past) 70. I can't say if they would make more or not, but for some of them (ones I know), their fear is not having anything to do once retired. No real hobbies or interests. Or fear of what projects their wife will have them doing once they are home all the time. They are bored at work, but that is less onerous than spending time at home.

It's not unusual to see ones that do retire come back as contractors in less than a year. I don't get it. If I could make the similar money retired as I do now and not worry about health insurance, I'd be gone in a New York minute.

Rumor has it our future Canadian Overlords are going to push those folks to get the hell out (and free up advancement and money for mid-career engineers) by offering some kind of incentive. Better to thin the herd via voluntary attrition than layoffs. The problem is, lots of experience and knowledge will go out the door with them that hasn't been transferred to the next generation. Lots of the bright young engineers that were hired over the last decade for that knowledge transfer have left for greener pastures once the company started to shit the bed.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on February 17, 2018, 09:57:45 AM
A long time ago I worked at a city PD and they would take care of guys close to retirement. Give them Cush jobs with no pressure. After they had enough time to retire they would be scheduled back on the road shagging calls. That was enough incentive to retire. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 18, 2018, 05:52:19 PM
My town is one of the best places to live.  I knew it, but now others do as well I guess...

13 US cities where people have the most free time, the best health, and well-paying jobs

1. Grand Rapids, Michigan, seems like a great place to settle down. Short commutes (21.8 minutes), cheap consumer goods (4.8% lower than national average), and cheap housing (18% of income) all add up to a high standard of living for residents.

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-places-for-work-life-balance-2018-2#10-harrisburg-pennsylvania-is-ranked-no-1-for-income-equality-with-a-gini-coefficient-a-common-measure-of-income-inequality-of-416-4 (http://www.businessinsider.com/best-places-for-work-life-balance-2018-2#10-harrisburg-pennsylvania-is-ranked-no-1-for-income-equality-with-a-gini-coefficient-a-common-measure-of-income-inequality-of-416-4)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on February 23, 2018, 09:24:17 PM
I went thru Grand Rapids. Don’t get me wrong, nice place. But I’d rather be in Grand Haven!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 24, 2018, 09:49:56 PM
Right down the road!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on February 24, 2018, 09:53:12 PM
Right down the road!

I guess in Midwest miles. Here in CT those miles get me into a neighboring State!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on February 27, 2018, 01:57:53 PM
On Friday I learned that the Treasury Department building in DC is a big empty block in Google Maps.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on February 27, 2018, 07:50:41 PM
Huh?  Looks like it's there to me?  I'm curious...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on February 28, 2018, 12:16:21 PM

Eleanor Roosevelt  carried a pistol

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2013/10/23/the-unlikely-first-lady-to-have-a-pistol-license-and-why-she-decided-to-carry (https://www.theblaze.com/news/2013/10/23/the-unlikely-first-lady-to-have-a-pistol-license-and-why-she-decided-to-carry)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 28, 2018, 06:52:31 PM
Haha.. money isn't everything you know.....


It is to me.   :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on February 28, 2018, 06:55:04 PM
My town is one of the best places to live.  I knew it, but now others do as well I guess...

13 US cities where people have the most free time, the best health, and well-paying jobs

1. Grand Rapids, Michigan, seems like a great place to settle down. Short commutes (21.8 minutes), cheap consumer goods (4.8% lower than national average), and cheap housing (18% of income) all add up to a high standard of living for residents.

[url]http://www.businessinsider.com/best-places-for-work-life-balance-2018-2#10-harrisburg-pennsylvania-is-ranked-no-1-for-income-equality-with-a-gini-coefficient-a-common-measure-of-income-inequality-of-416-4[/url] ([url]http://www.businessinsider.com/best-places-for-work-life-balance-2018-2#10-harrisburg-pennsylvania-is-ranked-no-1-for-income-equality-with-a-gini-coefficient-a-common-measure-of-income-inequality-of-416-4[/url])



And on top of that you can party with Clay. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on March 01, 2018, 12:13:05 AM
My town is one of the best places to live.  I knew it, but now others do as well I guess.

Duck! Here they come!

BTW: Anything away from the coasts can be an improvement with some exceptions. Being able to telecommute makes it even easier.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 07, 2018, 07:37:20 PM
I learned to
Go to the website of O'Reilly Auto Parts — oreillyauto.com — and search for the part number "121g"
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 07, 2018, 08:32:30 PM
 :rolf:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: R Doug on March 08, 2018, 06:02:28 AM
That is a most excellent Easter Egg.  :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 08, 2018, 06:10:44 AM
Manufacturer: EB Enterprises.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 29, 2018, 10:18:14 AM
I learned that the fancy restaurant from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off was filmed in two locations. The exterior is in Chicago, but the interior is a place in LA.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 29, 2018, 10:23:37 AM
an alarming number of job applicants  can't write good enough that I can read their name or phone #??  and those I can read have references listed that tell me not to hire them???
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on March 29, 2018, 10:24:46 AM
:crazy:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on March 29, 2018, 10:49:03 AM
an alarming number of job applicants  can't write good enough that I can read their name or phone #??  and those I can read have references listed that tell me not to hire them???

writing is so old school

they can probably text twice as fast as you can type tho so that's gotta be a bonus in your industry.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on March 29, 2018, 11:08:25 AM
an alarming number of job applicants  can't write good enough that I can read their name or phone #??  and those I can read have references listed that tell me not to hire them???

Whats the job? I might be looking....

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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on March 29, 2018, 11:12:04 AM
building and maintaining power lines, not rocket science but you do need more than a 3 second attention span. and no whining about being cold/hot/wet/etc.. ;D
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on March 29, 2018, 07:29:25 PM
building and maintaining power lines, not rocket science but you do need more than a 3 second attention span. and no whining about being cold/hot/wet/etc.. ;D
Well, there's your problem.  Denial of whining is sanctimonious to the texties.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 02, 2018, 06:06:56 AM
building and maintaining power lines, not rocket science but you do need more than a 3 second attention span. and no whining about being cold/hot/wet/etc.. ;D

Well as it turns out, one of the things I'm good at is being uncomfortable. And I know wires when I see 'em. What's the temp there this week?
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on April 02, 2018, 08:10:35 AM
high in the 30's lows in the 20's chance of snow today and Thursday.. it's spring you know ;)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 02, 2018, 11:13:57 AM
high in the 30's lows in the 20's chance of snow today and Thursday.. it's spring you know ;)

so same as here.:P
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: mxvet57 on April 02, 2018, 07:37:12 PM
Did some yard work. It was only 40 degrees.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 04, 2018, 07:33:14 PM
I learned what to do when someone shakes your hand with a crushing grip, and/or pumps your arm, and/or jerks you by your arm;
You YANK your hand back and say "Oh, sorry, I just remembered that I didn't wash my hands in the bathroom..."
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on April 04, 2018, 07:41:41 PM
I learned what to do when someone shakes your hand with a crushing grip, and/or pumps your arm, and/or jerks you by your arm;
You YANK your hand back and say "Oh, sorry, I just remembered that I didn't wash my hands in the bathroom..."

I prefer to grip firmer and say the same thing with a smile. It works every time.  :firedevil:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on April 05, 2018, 09:22:09 AM
WRT: Work place dumb asses.

Pfft. Good luck.

I work at a place that handles life safety (911, Alarms, PERS, Telematics). You'd think we wouldn't have to create a zero tolerance policy for phones on the job. But here we are. Somebodies in a car accident, hanging upside down, the cars about to burst into flames...   The phones ringing, "Hold on, did you see this vine! OMG!"

It happend enough that we fire on the spot if we catch you with your phone.

I've lost all hope for zombies culling the herd.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on April 05, 2018, 09:26:56 PM
A older dude at church has this thing he evidently tells people- he calls it his "power shake"- he grabs your hand, pulls you in, and puts his other hand on your elbow.  He told a couple people that it's how he does sales- it subtly demonstrates his power and dominates the conversation.

A buddy told me that he told him all about it- so the next time he tried it on me at church I moved in for a full hug with my off hand and held it awkwardly long.  Inside I was DYING at how uncomfortable he was getting.  He would try to pull away, and I would hold him.  I told him in his ear how much I appreciated him at church.  Finally I let him go- our shake hands were caught in the middle the whole time.   

He waves to me now and just says hello.  Making things uncomfortable and really awkward is just something I enjoy.   :bigok:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Leanintree on April 06, 2018, 07:38:12 AM
A older dude at church has this thing he evidently tells people- he calls it his "power shake"- he grabs your hand, pulls you in, and puts his other hand on your elbow.  He told a couple people that it's how he does sales- it subtly demonstrates his power and dominates the conversation.

A buddy told me that he told him all about it- so the next time he tried it on me at church I moved in for a full hug with my off hand and held it awkwardly long.  Inside I was DYING at how uncomfortable he was getting.  He would try to pull away, and I would hold him.  I told him in his ear how much I appreciated him at church.  Finally I let him go- our shake hands were caught in the middle the whole time.   

He waves to me now and just says hello.  Making things uncomfortable and really awkward is just something I enjoy.   :bigok:

You're my hero. Now bring it in for a reach around... :bigok:

LT
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on April 06, 2018, 10:10:17 AM
A older dude at church has this thing he evidently tells people- he calls it his "power shake"- he grabs your hand, pulls you in, and puts his other hand on your elbow.  He told a couple people that it's how he does sales- it subtly demonstrates his power and dominates the conversation.

A buddy told me that he told him all about it- so the next time he tried it on me at church I moved in for a full hug with my off hand and held it awkwardly long.  Inside I was DYING at how uncomfortable he was getting.  He would try to pull away, and I would hold him.  I told him in his ear how much I appreciated him at church.  Finally I let him go- our shake hands were caught in the middle the whole time.   

He waves to me now and just says hello.  Making things uncomfortable and really awkward is just something I enjoy.   :bigok:

Excellent!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on April 06, 2018, 11:00:04 AM
A older dude at church has this thing he evidently tells people- he calls it his "power shake"- he grabs your hand, pulls you in, and puts his other hand on your elbow.  He told a couple people that it's how he does sales- it subtly demonstrates his power and dominates the conversation.

A buddy told me that he told him all about it- so the next time he tried it on me at church I moved in for a full hug with my off hand and held it awkwardly long.  Inside I was DYING at how uncomfortable he was getting.  He would try to pull away, and I would hold him.  I told him in his ear how much I appreciated him at church.  Finally I let him go- our shake hands were caught in the middle the whole time.   

He waves to me now and just says hello.  Making things uncomfortable and really awkward is just something I enjoy.   :bigok:

Excellent!

Love it!  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on April 06, 2018, 11:11:28 AM
Apple's Podcasts app - after all these years to get it right - is STILL a steaming pile of poo in an otherwise great environment.

Back to PocketCasts for my podcast management and listening. bah.

Bah, I say! Bah!

Thrice and again, I say Bah!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on April 06, 2018, 11:43:21 AM
bah.

Bah, I say! Bah!

Thrice and again, I say Bah!

If you keep that up Papa's gonna get all excited and stuff.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on April 27, 2018, 12:57:04 PM
I learned that the term 'tripping the alarm'  came from early bank non-business hour alarms that literally used trip wires.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 20, 2018, 01:34:19 PM
China is selling a hybrid competitor to Tesla that they're making in CA.

https://www.karmaautomotive.com/revero?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=Karma_Google_Remarketing&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh-D04PGU2wIVFr9PCh03eQfAEAEYASAAEgKUyvD_BwE (https://www.karmaautomotive.com/revero?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=Karma_Google_Remarketing&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh-D04PGU2wIVFr9PCh03eQfAEAEYASAAEgKUyvD_BwE)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_Revero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_Revero)  $130K "for those who have to have one"
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: viffergyrl on May 20, 2018, 01:58:02 PM
Friend of mine works there.   8)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Andrew on May 20, 2018, 10:17:29 PM
China is selling a hybrid competitor to Tesla that they're making in CA.

https://www.karmaautomotive.com/revero?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=Karma_Google_Remarketing&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh-D04PGU2wIVFr9PCh03eQfAEAEYASAAEgKUyvD_BwE (https://www.karmaautomotive.com/revero?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=Karma_Google_Remarketing&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIh-D04PGU2wIVFr9PCh03eQfAEAEYASAAEgKUyvD_BwE)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_Revero (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karma_Revero)  $130K "for those who have to have one"

I have seen the QC of the all electric transit bus from china (BYD) so NO Hell NO Not on my F..king dime.  Seriously 130k to start?? 
Sounds like CV from china trying to get into the game, no long term plan unless they start selling.   although the HP and torque look good on paper
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on May 21, 2018, 07:40:21 AM
If had the $$$ that new Honda Plug-in Hybrid would be on my chirstmas list
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/ (https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/)
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Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 21, 2018, 08:17:04 AM
If had the $$$ that new Honda Plug-in Hybrid would be on my chirstmas list
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/ (https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/)
How much is it??
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Max Wedge on May 21, 2018, 10:39:50 AM
If had the $$$ that new Honda Plug-in Hybrid would be on my chirstmas list
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/ (https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/)
How much is it??

$33,400 for the base car, and $37,490 for the top-level Touring.

Almost as many MPG as my R1200GS. And a quick FU to whoever wrote the article who had to interject his political views into a car review.

And I told him as much.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on May 21, 2018, 11:06:02 AM
I love idea of a plug in for commute and hybrid for weekends. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on May 22, 2018, 08:36:53 PM
The British pint is clearly superior to the American Pint.  Because... you get more beer.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: oilhed on May 23, 2018, 08:32:54 AM
The British pint is clearly superior to the American Pint.  Because... you get more beer.
Warmer liquids expand
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on May 23, 2018, 10:36:41 AM
Trying to do things for the betterment of the project, I learned, is pointless.  At the very first opportunity, the same crew that you helped out by SLEEPING at the jobsite for 2 days so construction wouldn't be postponed will happily knife you when things get even the slightest bit uncomfortable.  Emails up the chain, exaggeration or cleverly avoiding a word or two to imply the situation is far worse than it really is.  Awesome guys.  Thanks. 

Yeah, I'm responsible for a delay in construction.  8K sq feet is on hold in an 80K sq ft facility build.  Guys are still working but are inconvenienced by the order of operations.  But when the email went up, guess what it said.  It said that there is a work stop on an 80k sf facility.  it sounds like the site is shut down.  There are between 40 and 50 guys there every day but now mgnt thinks I've closed the place down and caused 10s of thousands of $ in delays. 

I can't wait till later in the project when they need me again.   :augie:   :blbl:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Papa Lazarou on May 23, 2018, 01:18:49 PM
I learned that Hare psychopaths can't learn. But, then, I knew that already. Fecking psychopaths. Like brick wall hits head.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 03, 2018, 10:08:30 PM
Colin McGregor, the brother of Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor, is a pilot in the RAF. His aviator call sign is Obi-Two.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on December 04, 2018, 06:09:48 AM
Colin McGregor, the brother of Star Wars actor Ewan McGregor, is a pilot in the RAF. His aviator call sign is Obi-Two.

 :rolf:

If had the $$$ that new Honda Plug-in Hybrid would be on my chirstmas list
https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/ (https://www.motor1.com/reviews/224163/2018-honda-clarity-plug-in-hybrid-first-drive/)
How much is it??

$33,400 for the base car, and $37,490 for the top-level Touring.

Almost as many MPG as my R1200GS. And a quick FU to whoever wrote the article who had to interject his political views into a car review.

And I told him as much.

I love idea of a plug in for commute and hybrid for weekends. 

I have a Clarity now and it is totally sweet!  I'm looking forward to the appointment with my accountant next year, too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Black Hills on December 04, 2018, 08:20:22 AM
I learned that dealing with NERC regs ( https://www.nerc.com/pa/Stand/Pages/Default.aspx (https://www.nerc.com/pa/Stand/Pages/Default.aspx) ) is a PIA
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on December 04, 2018, 11:24:07 AM
I (re)learned some of the features in iMovie. I use it so rarely that it's not unusual. The results are always positive enough to bring me back but the process...

I also learned that my Raspberry Pi 3B+ is powerful enough to not only run Pi Hole but also be a Plex server. I don't need it but I have a friend who's NAS isn't powerful enough to run apps as well as serve up files.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 10, 2018, 08:00:11 PM
On the Canary Islands, there are no canaries.

And on the Virgin Islands, same thing...

No canaries!
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Baxter on December 12, 2018, 11:54:34 AM
I looked up Skee's avatar today. Skee, I hope you don't think I'm being intrusive in posting about its meaning.  It just seemed to be an interesting symbol and I though you wouldn't mind people knowing about it since you put it out there.

My curiosity was up because I'd seen it somewhere before, but couldn't remember its meaning.  It's a Viking symbol called the Helm of Awe, and it's purpose was to protect whoever wears it from harm.  See https://norse-mythology.org/symbols/helm-of-awe/ (https://norse-mythology.org/symbols/helm-of-awe/)  Certainly useful for motorcyclists.

While looking about, I saw a similar (possible) Viking symbol specifically for travelers, the Vegvisir, of which it is said “If this sign is carried, one will never lose one’s way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known.”  See https://norse-mythology.org/vegvisir/ (https://norse-mythology.org/vegvisir/) The reason that the Vegvisir is qualified as being Viking rather than certain is because the only known source material is relatively recent.  However, this symbol seems to be particularly relevant to long distance motorcycle traveling.

Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Bounce on December 12, 2018, 07:32:56 PM
I learned that, while installing Plex on a Raspberry Pi is slightly more involved that installing Pi Hole, it's not hard. What is hard is trying to figure out how to point the library to a remote NTFS drive on the LAN instead of needing to plug the Pi into it.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Flyer on December 12, 2018, 08:08:01 PM
Yadda, Yadda, Yadda...
My hoovercraft is full of eels.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: PatM on December 12, 2018, 08:17:29 PM
I learned today that Camheads had gel batteries and Wetheads have AGM batteries.
And they're not the same.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Jim on December 13, 2018, 12:35:23 AM
I learned today that when I answer a telemarketer call with (in my most chipper, energetic voice):

HI, This is Ashley your Google Ad Specialist...

the robocaller short circuits.  Many silent seconds later... click.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on December 13, 2018, 09:07:33 AM
I learned today that when I answer a telemarketer call with (in my most chipper, energetic voice):

HI, This is Ashley your Google Ad Specialist...

the robocaller short circuits.  Many silent seconds later... click.
I  need to learn where the 'like' button is on this site
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on December 13, 2018, 09:24:03 AM
I (re)learned some of the features in iMovie. I use it so rarely that it's not unusual. The results are always positive enough to bring me back but the process...

I also learned that my Raspberry Pi 3B+ is powerful enough to not only run Pi Hole but also be a Plex server. I don't need it but I have a friend who's NAS isn't powerful enough to run apps as well as serve up files.

Pi-Hole alone is worth the cost buying a Pi.  About 50% of all DNS requests in our households are blackholed.  This is a significant bandwidth saving which is now available for 'real' content instead of ads.

However,  some apps (games) on my wifes iPhone use in app ads to get extra features. These are blocked by default. PIA. I had to white list them to keep peace in the household.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on December 13, 2018, 09:24:53 AM
According to Cloudflare, people shop on their phones, but they buy on their desktops.
https://blog.cloudflare.com/the-truth-about-black-friday-and-cyber-monday/ (https://blog.cloudflare.com/the-truth-about-black-friday-and-cyber-monday/)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: radon222 on December 13, 2018, 09:38:10 AM
I learned today that Camheads had gel batteries and Wetheads have AGM batteries.
And they're not the same.

Wow I guess I just learned something new too.  Which is embarrassing because I have both sitting in the garage right now too.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: HipGnosis on January 17, 2019, 09:32:43 AM
No dictionary has ever been able to satisfactorily define the difference between "complete" and "finished."
Samsundar Balgobin, a Guyanese linguist, was the presenter at a linguistic conference held in London, England, attended by some of the best linguists in the world. He was asked to make that very distinction.
Mr. Balgobin’s response was: “When you marry the right woman, you are ‘complete.’ If you marry the wrong woman, you are ‘finished.’ And, if the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are "Completely finished.”
He received a five minute standing ovation.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stevent on January 18, 2019, 08:59:12 AM
Since I've been working a ton of overtime I've been watching youtube documentaries. The latest series is called "Killers in the  Home" with each segment covering a different age from the Tudor age, Victorian, Edwardian and Post War. It's written and presented by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, and is a fascinating and well written series that details everything from sewer gas with the first indoor plumbing to adulterated food to rudimentary electrical systems to celluloid offgassing from costume jewelry. Fascinating stuff.

I've watched a ton of other good documentaries too from history to shipwrecks and aviation. Great stuff. I figure since I'm here I may as well make the best of it.
 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on January 18, 2019, 10:21:23 AM
Quote
What did you learn today?

Sometimes, there's just no point in expecting anyone to ever understand.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Vulcanbill on January 18, 2019, 11:23:35 AM
So...very...much.  Guys are here for the 2nd day of fence install.  We're have 1000+ linear feet of basically farm fence installed for a 40 lb poodle mix.  6" rounds every 12 feet with high tensile woven wire 48" tall and a 14' gate for the driveway and a 6' gate by the chicken shed.  Yeah, cow fence for a tiny little doggy.  Whatever.  The install process is most fascinating and the machinery used is mechanical mastery.  When all is said and done, we will have just over an acre fenced.  Someone will be very happy.  Tho not for a while cuz he's probably having his nuts removed at this very moment.  :(  But later, he'll be very happy. 
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on January 18, 2019, 12:20:21 PM
Apparently, old medicine cabinets had slots cut into them to safely dispose of old razor blades.

What I learned beyond that, is that the blades just fell into the wall.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: chornbe on January 18, 2019, 03:09:21 PM
Apparently, old medicine cabinets had slots cut into them to safely dispose of old razor blades.

What I learned beyond that, is that the blades just fell into the wall.

Correct on both counts.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: coho on January 18, 2019, 04:44:36 PM
Apparently, old medicine cabinets had slots cut into them to safely dispose of old razor blades.

What I learned beyond that, is that the blades just fell into the wall.

I remember the tetanus shot time I learned that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 18, 2019, 05:15:10 PM
We had one of those cabinets growing up.

What I learned?  No matter HOW good or relevant your info, if you expect a bunch of teachers to SIT in an in service from 8-3 with very few breaks or periods to stand and interact (we did get 30 minutes for lunch and had probably 3- 5 minute "work with this partner" things) you are going to lose most of us early on.  Especially me.

Thankfully I scheduled meetings from vendors for 12:30 and 2:00.  I survived but hit the baottle at 3:30.  ;-)
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: Cookie on January 18, 2019, 05:34:59 PM
Not a goddamn thing. I'm surrounded by fucking morons. However, every once in a while I remember the sad truth. the truth is that I am simply the high-functioning kid in the special class.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: sleazy rider on January 18, 2019, 05:46:25 PM
My lesson of the day - never trust an old pyrex cooking pan to stay in one piece.  I made up a scratch batch of burritos, got them all put together, thru the oven to melt the cheese and set the pan on the stove top to drop below volcanic temperatures.  About 5 minutes later as I'm sitting on the couch, there's a largish *tish* and glass pieces all over the stove, counter and floor.  The burritos now have glass filling.   :bluduh:
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: jadziadax8 on January 19, 2019, 07:12:40 AM
My lesson of the day - never trust an old pyrex cooking pan to stay in one piece.  I made up a scratch batch of burritos, got them all put together, thru the oven to melt the cheese and set the pan on the stove top to drop below volcanic temperatures.  About 5 minutes later as I'm sitting on the couch, there's a largish *tish* and glass pieces all over the stove, counter and floor.  The burritos now have glass filling.   :bluduh:

I'm surprised by that.  The point of Pyrex is that it isn't supposed to do that.
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: CLAY on January 19, 2019, 08:26:44 AM
Same here.  They make labware out of the stuff...
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: bungie4 on January 19, 2019, 08:38:48 AM
Apparently, old medicine cabinets had slots cut into them to safely dispose of old razor blades.

What I learned beyond that, is that the blades just fell into the wall.

Addendum:  I just clued in. This is the origin of the concept SEP - Somebody Elses Problem
Title: Re: What did you learn today?
Post by: stevent on January 19, 2019, 09:08:00 AM
Apparently, old medicine cabinets had slots cut into them to safely dispose of old razor blades.

What I learned beyond that, is that the blades just fell into the wall.

Addendum:  I just clued in. This is the origin of the concept SEP - Somebody Elses Problem


It's for rodent control, if the little scamps try to build a nest they lose a limb. Since they went to safety razors you don't see as many amputee mice do you?

&n