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Forum: SLC 19 March 2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By WildaBeast
This, I think, was likely my mistake. Each year...

This, I think, was likely my mistake. Each year when they died in the winter I'd leave them there to compost and tilled them under the next spring, thinking it was helping the soil. Apparently I...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
Especially coming from the Seattle Times, which...

Especially coming from the Seattle Times, which I've seen criticized in the past for going too easy on Boeing.
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By WildaBeast
Back when I lived in an apartment I used to grown...

Back when I lived in an apartment I used to grown them in containers on the balcony. I think they actually did better than the ones I've grown in the ground. I'm guessing the soil I was using in...
Forum: SLC 18 March 2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 155
Posted By WildaBeast
Home and garden questions

Spring is pretty much here, at least in my part of the world, and it's time to start thinking about planting gardens. The previous version of this thread hasn't been active since 2017, and has...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 March 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flig

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/failed-certification-faa-missed-safety-issues-in-the-737-max-system-implicated-in-the-lion-air-crash/
Forum: Rantidote 17 March 2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 130,264
Posted By WildaBeast
My credit union offers these "purchase rewards"...

My credit union offers these "purchase rewards" promotional offers where if you use your debit card at a particular store you can get 10% cash back, or something along those lines. Except often when...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 March 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
IIRC, Boeing was considering a "clean sheet"...

IIRC, Boeing was considering a "clean sheet" design to replace the 737 until Airbus announced their A320-NEO family (their more fuel efficient re-engined version of the A320). Designing a completely...
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 34,487
Posted By WildaBeast
If one of the two sinks in the men's room is...

If one of the two sinks in the men's room is obviously clogged, that is it's full of standing water, don't use that sink. Every time I go in there there's more water in the clogged sink than there...
Forum: Rantidote 14 March 2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 34,487
Posted By WildaBeast
If the speed limit is 50 mph, and there's a...

If the speed limit is 50 mph, and there's a police car in the other lane going 45 mph, it's ok to go 50 mph. This happens every time I encounter a police car during my commute -- traffic in both...
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
It depends on how far down the checklist "flip...

It depends on how far down the checklist "flip stabilizer trim cutout switch" is, I would think.
Forum: Crash and Burn 14 March 2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
I was somewhat confused as to the order of...

I was somewhat confused as to the order of events, as I saw conflicting articles, some saying the FAA grounded them, others saying it was Boeing. So I wasn't sure if Boeing issued the order on their...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 March 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Boeing grounds entire crash aircraft fleet

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47562727
Forum: Rantidote 13 March 2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 57,031
Posted By WildaBeast
I don't know. Her body is probably full of amino...

I don't know. Her body is probably full of amino acids and carbohydrates.
Forum: Wild Kingdom 13 March 2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By WildaBeast
Who needs a pickup truck? ...

Who needs a pickup truck? https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/bull-ship/
Forum: SLC 13 March 2019, 02:36 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,744
Posted By WildaBeast
I now think this unidentified car was...

I now think this unidentified car was coincidentally also a Buick Riviera, the 1963-65 generation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Riviera#First_generation_(1963%E2%80%931965)). It looked very...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 12 March 2019, 09:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,664
Posted By WildaBeast
Which reminds me... Nelson has a cardboard...

Which reminds me... Nelson has a cardboard scratcher that he likes to use. He also has a cat tower which has one post covered in rope for scratching, one that's bare wood that I'm guessing is for...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
That's the thing that surprised me. I'd always...

That's the thing that surprised me. I'd always thought that for safety critical systems like this you're supposed to get data from at least two redundant sensors, and if the data from both sensors...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,045
Posted By WildaBeast
My mom taught at a school like that in the...

My mom taught at a school like that in the mid-1970s. Her recollection is that the reasoning behind it was that if some children were more advanced at a particular subject than their peers, they...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
I was actually just coming here to post this...

I was actually just coming here to post this article, which describes that system and why it might have contributed to the Lion Air crash (it was actually written before the Ethiopian Airlines...
Forum: Crash and Burn 12 March 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 983
Posted By WildaBeast
Airplane Planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash

https://www.cnn.com/world/live-news/boeing-737-max-8-ethiopia-airlines-crash/index.html
Forum: SLC 12 March 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,744
Posted By WildaBeast
I was thinking it was a 1966 -- from what little...

I was thinking it was a 1966 -- from what little research I've done that was the only year they had that "1300" badge in the US. The following year the 1500 cc engine became the standard engine in...
Forum: SLC 11 March 2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,744
Posted By WildaBeast
I forgot to mention in that long list that I also...

I forgot to mention in that long list that I also saw a Saturn Astra yesterday. They were European Opel Astras that GM imported to the US and sold as Saturns here for just two model years before...
Forum: SLC 11 March 2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 61,744
Posted By WildaBeast
After weeks of rainy, chilly weather I took...

After weeks of rainy, chilly weather I took advantage of the sunny and (relatively) warm day to go for a bike ride this afternoon. It seems like lots of other people used took advantage of the...
Forum: Rantidote 10 March 2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 332,839
Posted By WildaBeast
TYSHTTY: You set the clocks forward in the...

TYSHTTY: You set the clocks forward in the spring, not back. Last night I actually went and set all my clocks back one hour. I realized my mistake after I'd gone to bed, but of course I didn't...
Forum: Rantidote 09 March 2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 937
Views: 130,264
Posted By WildaBeast
The shoe repair place I used to always take my...

The shoe repair place I used to always take my Birkenstocks to get resoled has gone out of business. Now I have to find somewhere else to take them.
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