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Forum: SLC 21 June 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
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: 77
Views: 1,769
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: 29
Views: 607
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: 29
Views: 695
Posted By DrRocket
Military Or Starship Troopers.

Or Starship Troopers.
Forum: Techno-Babble 19 June 2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 695
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: 415
Views: 140,349
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: 40
Views: 14,103
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: 992
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: 77
Views: 1,769
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: 501
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: 861
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: 501
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: 29,968
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: 103
Views: 4,955
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: 396
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: 265
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: 220
Views: 105,594
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....
Forum: Soapbox Derby 10 May 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,225
Posted By DrRocket
Tantrum Whenever I see a FB rant from one of my more...

Whenever I see a FB rant from one of my more conservative friends complaining that Hollywood stars should just make movies, and keep their political opinions to themselves, I post a copy of Heston at...
Forum: Crash and Burn 03 May 2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,608
Posted By DrRocket
Airplane Thank you for posting that link Psihala.

Thank you for posting that link Psihala.
Forum: Rantidote 02 May 2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 140,349
Posted By DrRocket
Quite the rollercoaster ride there. Really glad...

Quite the rollercoaster ride there. Really glad it worked out for you! :)
Forum: Wild Kingdom 01 May 2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 105,594
Posted By DrRocket
Mama duck is fine! :) Exact same spot as last...

Mama duck is fine! :) Exact same spot as last year. I figure she likes the shelter from the rain our rather large eaves offer. With her back to the house, she only has to watch in 3 directions.
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Forum: Amusement Bark 01 May 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 927
Posted By DrRocket
Military I didn't know he'd died. He also hosted 13...

I didn't know he'd died.

He also hosted 13 episodes of a show called "Lock N Load" for the History Channel. Each episode featured the history and features of a particular weapon, say a tank...
Forum: Wild Kingdom 30 April 2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 105,594
Posted By DrRocket
Mama duck is back. She built her nest in the same...

Mama duck is back. She built her nest in the same spot as last year, and laid what appears to be 6 eggs. We're a bit worried, as she hasn't been seen since she laid the eggs. Hope she's OK.
Forum: Business Bytes 30 April 2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,616
Posted By DrRocket
Driver Drivers facing most expensive driving season in years

Get ready for a little bit more pain at the pump this summer.

Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and are expected to keep climbing, pushing up gasoline prices along...
Forum: Rantidote 26 April 2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 807
Views: 73,020
Posted By DrRocket
Frying Pan To the other CADD operators: I've grown weary of...

To the other CADD operators: I've grown weary of cleaning up your sloppy and lazy modeling. From now on, if it doesn't properly clean up for the laser programming, I'm kicking right back at you until...
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