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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1650 on: June 19, 2019, 02:27:37 PM »
I learned the Russians banned microwaves on health grounds. Then I learned that was utter rubbish.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1651 on: June 23, 2019, 02:30:03 PM »
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1652 on: June 23, 2019, 06:53:49 PM »

Will there be pie?
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1653 on: June 24, 2019, 09:35:50 AM »
strawberry and rhubarb, fresh from the garden.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1654 on: October 14, 2019, 11:13:39 PM »
I learned that 1 out 3 guitars are made by a company called Cor-Tek. They own pretty much all the guitar factories in Korea and Indonesia and a mighty chunk in China.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1655 on: October 15, 2019, 07:21:45 AM »
I learnt there was even more curvy roads in North Carolina than I thought.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1656 on: October 15, 2019, 07:23:25 AM »
I learnt there was even more curvy roads in North Carolina than I thought.

It's a joyous place for riders. WV is even better for density of twisties to square mileage.  :inlove:
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1657 on: October 27, 2019, 02:34:58 PM »
Two things...

1.  This is how gravity works...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJq4cXY97_Y

2.  The guy making the video understands how I learn best

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1658 on: October 27, 2019, 04:25:42 PM »
Let's hear it for great teachers!
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1659 on: October 27, 2019, 07:45:48 PM »
There is an app (Android and Apple) that turns an old (working) cell phone into a smart security camera.

http://www.presencepro.com/store

The creator also sells multiple sensors that will work with the app.

There's supposedly a robotic camera stand, but I can't find it on the site.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1660 on: October 29, 2019, 04:27:08 PM »
I learned that you can leave a Yamaha generator sitting in the back of the barn for 3 years without stabilizer in the gas and it will start on the first pull.
I wonder if I should change the oil? I mean I didn’t change the oil in my Kubota tractor for 4 years and it starts every time.
I’m thinking this whole oil change theory is a big oil plot.
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My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1661 on: October 29, 2019, 04:41:16 PM »
oil sampling is a fraction the cost of a change,  then you aren't changing it unil you need to.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1662 on: November 01, 2019, 10:10:01 AM »
learned a new manufacturing term "growing parts". was at these guys facility (  http://rpm-innovations.com/  ) basically a huge 3d printer that prints in titanium or whatever other alloy you prefer. cool stuff! Had big ideas for cool MC parts until I realized they cost more than my MC's  :-[
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1663 on: June 06, 2020, 07:49:37 PM »
The Earth's Moon is the largest moon in our solar system in proportion to its parent planet.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1664 on: June 06, 2020, 08:48:59 PM »
I learned the Russians banned microwaves on health grounds. Then I learned that was utter rubbish.


Today I learned that my wife had never heard the term "radar range" for microwave oven.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1665 on: June 07, 2020, 10:23:58 AM »
Today I learned that...

uh...



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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1666 on: June 20, 2020, 07:08:53 PM »
A guy named 'Joe' once tweeted on Elon Musk’s super-busy feed that the various beeps and other sounds that the Tesla makes as he drives keeps waking up his baby, sleeping in the back of the car. Could there be a way to turn down the volume of those sounds?

So, now, every Tesla has a user preferences button labelled “Joe Mode” that cuts the volume of all but the most serious warnings.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1667 on: June 20, 2020, 10:39:20 PM »
A guy named 'Joe' once tweeted on Elon Musk’s super-busy feed that the various beeps and other sounds that the Tesla makes as he drives keeps waking up his baby, sleeping in the back of the car. Could there be a way to turn down the volume of those sounds?

So, now, every Tesla has a user preferences button labelled “Joe Mode” that cuts the volume of all but the most serious warnings.

This is why the rabid Tesla/Musk fanboiz are a thing. Can you imagine Ford or VAG or Honda doing that?
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1669 on: June 21, 2020, 07:47:25 AM »
That’s “rich peoples mode”.
Dog mode for the rest of us:
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1670 on: June 25, 2020, 12:36:06 PM »
Today I learned that my dominant right hand has brought with it better strength in my whole right arm than my left arm.  I've been working on reducing numbness in my hands when I ride my bicycle, and both core and arm strengthening was recommended.  I can feel a significant difference between my right and left arms when doing hand weights.  It's possibly an obvious observation, but I hadn't noticed it in real life functioning before.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1671 on: June 25, 2020, 08:20:03 PM »
students of Ontario are forced by law to be in some kind of school until they are 18

http://canadianliberty.com/september-10-2007-ontario-legislation-making-kids-stay-in-school-until-18/
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1672 on: June 25, 2020, 10:38:52 PM »
Today I learned that while 12+1 and 11+2 are both 13, "twelve plus one" and "eleven plus two" are also anagrams of one another.


Also, both have 13 letters.
[Inception sound]
[/Inception sound]


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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1673 on: June 26, 2020, 07:53:20 AM »
students of Ontario are forced by law to be in some kind of school until they are 18

http://canadianliberty.com/september-10-2007-ontario-legislation-making-kids-stay-in-school-until-18/


Every school district I or my kids have attended has had some version of that. IIRC the current local one is 17.

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1674 on: June 28, 2020, 03:06:17 PM »
In addition to humans, monkeys and apes, elephants, bears and Manatees have mammary glands located on the chest.
Life is made up of moments, small pieces of glittering mica in a long stretch of gray cement. We have to teach ourselves how to make room for them, to love them, and to live, really live. - Anna Quindlen

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1675 on: June 28, 2020, 03:48:32 PM »
That some black people want to talk about "the problem." Good.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1676 on: June 29, 2020, 09:12:16 AM »
Not sure if I learned it or just reinforced what I already knew, but, a 26 year old will damn near kill an overweight out of shape 53 year old during the coarse of a 6 hour dirtbike ride.....
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1677 on: June 29, 2020, 09:51:56 AM »
Key.......remember it's not a race.











Then T-Bone 'em.  :D
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1678 on: June 29, 2020, 10:20:11 AM »
haha, ya, my strategy almost worked. He's a MX guy and doesn't ride the woods much so I took him to all the hard stuff. Yes, it wore me out more than him, but I could at least get some rest while I waited for him at the end of each section. but, in the end my body was done after 6 hours and he wanted to continue... sadly I had to give up..
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1679 on: June 29, 2020, 10:48:54 AM »
haha, ya, my strategy almost worked. He's a MX guy and doesn't ride the woods much so I took him to all the hard stuff. Yes, it wore me out more than him, but I could at least get some rest while I waited for him at the end of each section. but, in the end my body was done after 6 hours and he wanted to continue... sadly I had to give up..

Yeah, but while you were waiting, he was swallowing the jagged little pill of getting waxed by an old man.  Even if briefly, he felt it.  Worth every ache. 
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1680 on: June 29, 2020, 11:51:58 AM »
haha, ya, my strategy almost worked. He's a MX guy and doesn't ride the woods much so I took him to all the hard stuff. Yes, it wore me out more than him, but I could at least get some rest while I waited for him at the end of each section. but, in the end my body was done after 6 hours and he wanted to continue... sadly I had to give up..

Yeah, but while you were waiting, he was swallowing the jagged little pill of getting waxed by an old man.  Even if briefly, he felt it.  Worth every ache.

that's what I'm going with!! lol   
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1681 on: June 29, 2020, 12:16:15 PM »
Yeah I'm lightning for a lap or two these days. Racing vintage stuff it's about the same time the drum brakes fade. :D
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1682 on: June 29, 2020, 12:29:31 PM »
Yeah I'm lightning for a lap or two these days. Racing vintage stuff it's about the same time the drum brakes fade. :D

lol  exactly! how does the song go?  "I'm not as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"   
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1683 on: June 29, 2020, 02:51:53 PM »

lol  exactly! how does the song go?  "I'm not as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"

Yeah that'll work.  8)
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1684 on: August 27, 2020, 03:03:56 PM »
Being away for so long and I still recognize almost every one here.
At the risk of encouraging him, I agree with Cookie.   "Bomber"

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1685 on: August 28, 2020, 05:41:54 AM »
Being away for so long and I still recognize almost every one here.
For a guy with only black and white baby pictures, your cognition is still strong.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1686 on: September 09, 2020, 02:28:16 PM »
I completed my AARP Safe Driver class... 8 hours of mind-numbing tedium, interspersed with a few interesting and thought provoking strategies. As soon as the Boss completes her course we should be able to get a few bucks off our insurance.
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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1687 on: September 10, 2020, 06:31:07 PM »
I learned that rocker panels aren’t made of stainless steel.
My GPS just told me to turn left, then turn left, then turn left, then turn left.
So if I go too far left do I end up right?

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Re: What did you learn today?
« Reply #1688 on: September 10, 2020, 09:28:34 PM »
I completed my AARP Safe Driver class... 8 hours of mind-numbing tedium, interspersed with a few interesting and thought provoking strategies. As soon as the Boss completes her course we should be able to get a few bucks off our insurance.

You need to teach the class to get the full feeling  ;D After the second class you will begin to make jokes in your head, yet keep a straight face. Now on to the 50th class the fun is gone and ducking out of the room seems like a reasonable move. Consider yourself lucky to only go through the fun once every few years
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