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Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 03:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 465
Posted By DrRocket
I used to work in another building in another...

I used to work in another building in another division before moving where I am 10 years ago. They started on a program of replacing the standard cubicals with the low wall "open office" units, so my...
Forum: SLC 20 July 2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By DrRocket
Driver I've had the occasion over my lifetime to drive a...

I've had the occasion over my lifetime to drive a couple of type 2s. It's the only vehicle I've ever driven that scared the snot out of me. They are death traps.

One of them belonged to my aunt....
Forum: Rantidote 20 July 2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 893
Views: 73,920
Posted By DrRocket
I don't know why, but for some reason, the term...

I don't know why, but for some reason, the term "empower" drives me nuts.
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 July 2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,960
Posted By DrRocket
Well, I'll be. The plane was repaired, and...

Well, I'll be. The plane was repaired, and returned to service in March of 2016.



I was flat wrong about that.

The captain got dinged for not following the evacuation checklist, which led...
Forum: Rantidote 03 July 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 85,336
Posted By DrRocket
May I hereby call for a ban on theaters selling...

May I hereby call for a ban on theaters selling anything packaged in brittle cellophane? And also, call for a ban on anyone "digging" into said package of cellophane when going after another piece of...
Forum: SLC 22 June 2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By DrRocket
It is now possible to build a brand new 1966...

It is now possible to build a brand new 1966 Mustang fastback entirely from parts you can order new, including the body itself. A company offers one, and includes a VIN tag so you can legally...
Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,816
Posted By DrRocket
Bacon Order the small fries. Trust me, there's more...

Order the small fries. Trust me, there's more than enough for DW and me. Also, their BLT is pretty good!
Forum: Wild Kingdom 21 June 2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By DrRocket
Deepest sympathies Darth.:( Sounds like you...

Deepest sympathies Darth.:(

Sounds like you did everything you could, so I echo Erwin's thoughts.
Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By DrRocket
We have an engineer here who worked at Polaris...

We have an engineer here who worked at Polaris when they were designing them. He said the idea was to keep it in a separate category apart from motorcycles, and thus avoid the required use of helmets...
Forum: SLC 20 June 2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By DrRocket
Saw a Fisker Karma on the way to work today....

Saw a Fisker Karma on the way to work today. There's no mistaking that unique horizontally shaped split grill. Neat as I can tell, a bit over 2,000 were produced, so there aren't that many of them.
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,646
Posted By DrRocket
I quite smoking in 1976. I was at 2-1/2 packs a...

I quite smoking in 1976. I was at 2-1/2 packs a day. I tried cold turkey and failed. Instead, I weaned myself off of them one at a time. I eliminated the first one of the day. Got used to that, then...
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,098
Posted By DrRocket
Military Or Starship Troopers.

Or Starship Troopers.
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,098
Posted By DrRocket
United States Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space though he...
Forum: Rantidote 15 June 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 423
Views: 145,442
Posted By DrRocket
UP: We now have a brand spanking new self...

UP: We now have a brand spanking new self propelled lawn mower! We got it for a really decent price too.

DOWN: We had to get it because DW hit a rock with the old 20 year old one, bending the...
Forum: SLC 15 June 2018, 12:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,979
Posted By DrRocket
Every once in a while, I'll spot a Paul Wellstone...

Every once in a while, I'll spot a Paul Wellstone sticker on an older car. (Paul, our US Senator, died in a plane crash while running for re-election in 2002.) Hard to believe it's been that long...
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,985
Posted By DrRocket
Hanging in the IT room of a company I used to...

Hanging in the IT room of a company I used to work for: "That's not a bug, that's a feature!"
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 02:21 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,933
Posted By DrRocket
Those upper windows also came on the Oldsmobile...

Those upper windows also came on the Oldsmobile Cutlass station wagons which were called Vista Cruisers. I owned two of them in the late eighties, early nineties. (I wish I hadn't sold them. :( )...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 14 June 2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By DrRocket
Of course! Ghost peppers have a somewhat acrid,...

Of course! Ghost peppers have a somewhat acrid, bitter taste (IMO).

Habaneros have a wonder kind of fruity taste, with nut like undertones.
Forum: The Doctor Is In 13 June 2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,821
Posted By DrRocket
Icon07 On the heels of this comes the news that the...

On the heels of this comes the news that the locally based, and well used suicide prevention hotline is closing at the end of the month. All calls will be routed to another national hotline located...
Forum: The Bad Gastronomer 13 June 2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By DrRocket
Flame I love Tobasco, but I also LOVE habanero, so I'm...

I love Tobasco, but I also LOVE habanero, so I'm going to have to give that Secret Aardvark a try. Thanks for the info on it.



I agree. That's why I'm not a big fan of the current pepper de...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 June 2018, 02:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 31,467
Posted By DrRocket
To be honest, I never thought that B5's special...

To be honest, I never thought that B5's special effects were all that snazzy, even when it was first aired.
Forum: Rantidote 07 June 2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,554
Posted By DrRocket
Flame I don't know why. It gave us a good excuse to...

I don't know why. It gave us a good excuse to remodel the dump.
Forum: Techno-Babble 07 June 2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By DrRocket
The study also showed there are seasonal spikes...

The study also showed there are seasonal spikes in the amount of methane in the atmosphere, the amount almost tripling during these spikes.

I have to admit, this is ground-breaking stuff that has...
Forum: Techno-Babble 05 June 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By DrRocket
The JPL newsletter I get contained links to those...

The JPL newsletter I get contained links to those travel posters about a year and a half or so ago. I've had the Kepler 16b one (Where your shadow always has company) up on my cubicle wall since,...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 June 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 108,449
Posted By DrRocket
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1784694531...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1784694531586061&set=a.618004151588444.1073741828.100001365932307&type=3

We have baby ducks! :) They were already gone this morning. All 6 eggs hatched....
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