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Forum: Techno-Babble 05 February 2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,078
Posted By BoKu
Icon605 Nitpick, probably best leveled against the...

Nitpick, probably best leveled against the journalist who wrote the piece: Hughes' rocket does not "ignite" even when it is working properly. Or rather, it only ignites when it is working very...
Forum: Police Blotter 02 February 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 921
Posted By BoKu
If only there'd been a good guy there to initiate...

If only there'd been a good guy there to initiate a counter-accidental discharge.
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 January 2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,078
Posted By BoKu
Airplane [wandering off-topic on something I actually know...

[wandering off-topic on something I actually know about]

The CriCri was designed for construction by amateur builders in their garages or workshops. The plans and assembly instructions are well...
Forum: Medical 24 December 2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 18,284
Posted By BoKu
https://www.npr.org/2017/12/23/573021632/the-foste...

https://www.npr.org/2017/12/23/573021632/the-foster-care-system-is-flooded-with-children-of-the-opioid-epidemic
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 December 2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By BoKu
It isn't normal, but it is common enough that...

It isn't normal, but it is common enough that there is a name for it. We call these "BFO incidents" for Bits Falling Off.

Props to UrbanLegends101 for using the original Rohm & Haas trademarked...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 December 2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,986
Posted By BoKu
Bad joke redacted.

Bad joke redacted.
Forum: Techno-Babble 13 December 2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,078
Posted By BoKu
Icon202 Off-topic yarn: At my previous job, the...

Off-topic yarn:

At my previous job, the company sponsored a "rocket day." The various project teams made rockets from kits (good old Estes Alphas), and on that day we launched them. And got snacks...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 12 December 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,986
Posted By BoKu
"Verbing weirds language."...

"Verbing weirds language." (http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/01/25)
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 December 2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,078
Posted By BoKu
I suspect he's creating activity to monetize his...

I suspect he's creating activity to monetize his Youtube vids.
Forum: Techno-Babble 26 November 2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,078
Posted By BoKu
When I watch that video, I see a normal drogue...

When I watch that video, I see a normal drogue chute deployment followed by normal main chute deployment. Looks to me like a surplus 26-foot or so canopy that pops a few panels because it's being...
Forum: NFBSK Gone Wild! 20 November 2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By BoKu
Airplane I'm actually pretty impressed with the precision...

I'm actually pretty impressed with the precision of the flight track.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 November 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,844
Posted By BoKu
Can we simply expand the legal definition of...

Can we simply expand the legal definition of "elephant" to include the Republicans for which it is their traditional mascot?
Forum: Crash and Burn 09 November 2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 916
Posted By BoKu
Rick Durden published this piece in AvWeb about...

Rick Durden published this piece in AvWeb about 17 days before the Halliday accident. In my book, the gold standard is to stay three mistakes above the ground if at all possible:
...
Forum: Police Blotter 31 October 2017, 02:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,319
Posted By BoKu
Startling Report Finds Evidence Democrats May...

Startling Report Finds Evidence Democrats May Have Attempted To Influence 2016 Election (https://politics.theonion.com/startling-report-finds-evidence-democrats-may-have-atte-1819908378)
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 09 October 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,164
Posted By BoKu
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/mathematically_annoyi...

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/mathematically_annoying.png
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 05 October 2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,164
Posted By BoKu
So, I guess what makes a Subaru a Subaru is just...

So, I guess what makes a Subaru a Subaru is just blowing head gaskets.
Forum: Business Bytes 28 September 2017, 01:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,540
Posted By BoKu
I have every confidence that if Canada wanted a...

I have every confidence that if Canada wanted a something to to toe-to-toe with the F-22, they develop it themselves in a couple years and PWC would have motors for them in time. And if they wanted...
Forum: Weird News 27 September 2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,148
Posted By BoKu
Icon102 Who do you believe when a famous Internet hoaxer is said to be dead?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2017/09/27/who-do-you-believe-when-a-famous-internet-hoaxer-is-said-to-be-dead/?utm_term=.4fbe43310864
Forum: Police Blotter 20 September 2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,927
Posted By BoKu
A knife? I thought it was a Leatherman type...

A knife? I thought it was a Leatherman type multi-tool that has a dinky little knife blade. And that the blade was folded when it was recovered.
Forum: Amusement Bark 01 September 2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By BoKu
Maybe it's time for robot football.

Maybe it's time for robot football.
Forum: Police Blotter 01 September 2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,080
Posted By BoKu
Wouldn't this unnamed lieutenant be legally...

Wouldn't this unnamed lieutenant be legally responsible for issuing illegal orders?
Forum: Fun House 01 August 2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,894
Posted By BoKu
TV [Redacted. Poe's Law in action.]

[Redacted. Poe's Law in action.]
Forum: SLC 08 July 2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,433
Posted By BoKu
Borg I so wish I could go this year. Have a great time...

I so wish I could go this year. Have a great time there!
Forum: Crash and Burn 01 July 2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,228
Posted By BoKu
It has also been found that air, while not all...

It has also been found that air, while not all that effective at stopping bullets, is pretty good at slowing them down. Given a few hundred feet of the stuff, it's likely you'd get down to the level...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 May 2017, 10:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,019
Posted By BoKu
Even when I was a kid they were too small for my...

Even when I was a kid they were too small for my hands.
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