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Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 312
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Posted By BoKu
In 2013 and 2014 I did arrive-and-drive stints...

In 2013 and 2014 I did arrive-and-drive stints racing at Infineon with a team that had built a twin-engine car by carefully splicing together the front of a Corolla and the back of an MR2. They...
Forum: SLC 18 September 2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,868
Posted By BoKu
Driver I always wanted to drive an MR2. So far I've only...

I always wanted to drive an MR2. So far I've only driven half of one.
Forum: Weird News 29 August 2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By BoKu
TV "Miners, not minors!"

"Miners, not minors!"
Forum: SLC 29 August 2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,868
Posted By BoKu
Driver Brand new Dodge Challenger SRT, metallic purple,...

Brand new Dodge Challenger SRT, metallic purple, parked in the crosshatch zone between two handicap spots. The owner was in the nearby Starbucks, yammering on his phone with his outdoor voice, and...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 August 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,589
Posted By BoKu
No argument there. But it's even more than a...

No argument there. But it's even more than a bridge or a bridge designer at issue--it's an entire school of thought about how to build bridges and other critical infrastructure. FIU holds itself out...
Forum: Crash and Burn 13 August 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,589
Posted By BoKu
The NTSB has updated its preliminary report with...

The NTSB has updated its preliminary report with information about tests conducted on the concrete and the steel reinforcements. The update also includes new photos of cracks in the bridge as they...
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 July 2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,013
Posted By BoKu
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shadowfacts.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shadowfacts.png
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,720
Posted By BoKu
In that situation, buy a yard sale bicycle,...

In that situation, buy a yard sale bicycle, change the tubes, pump up the tires, and ride to the next town. People from 1976 are handy about stuff like that.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 17 July 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,299
Posted By BoKu
Tests like that take time and effort, and...

Tests like that take time and effort, and interfere with the established rescue effort under way. Those in charge of the rescue effort made the sensible decision to concentrate their focus on things...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 16 July 2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,299
Posted By BoKu
TV If you google "Elon Musk lashes out," it seems as...

If you google "Elon Musk lashes out," it seems as if that's all he ever does these days. The man needs a new hobby.
Forum: Crash and Burn 28 June 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,184
Posted By BoKu
Driver This is just the latest of a long history of...

This is just the latest of a long history of shady deals that Tesla sweeps under the rug.

http://extras.mercurynews.com/silicon-valley-imported-labor/
Forum: Social Studies 19 June 2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,851
Posted By BoKu
About a year and a half ago, the startup I worked...

About a year and a half ago, the startup I worked for moved into a new building owned by the big company that bought us. My new cubicle came with a desk phone, which I put straight into the filing...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 June 2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,589
Posted By BoKu
FIU had grand plans for 'signature' bridge. But the design had a key mistake...

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article212571434.html



I'm calling this one:



Bob "BoKu" K.
Forum: Business Bytes 14 June 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,825
Posted By BoKu
In other words, is it libertarian?

In other words, is it libertarian?
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 25,868
Posted By BoKu
This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View...

This morning in commute traffic in Mountain View CA I saw a burgundy MGTD.
Forum: Business Bytes 24 May 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,445
Posted By BoKu
I hope this doesn't become some big scandal....

I hope this doesn't become some big scandal. Elon-gate would just go on and on...
Forum: SLC 24 May 2018, 12:53 AM
Replies: 860
Views: 90,887
Posted By BoKu
I had one of these for a few years, with manual...

I had one of these for a few years, with manual transmission and "three on the tree" column shifter. They had a variety of badging; by and large the Falcon ones came with rows of seats and the...
Forum: Crash and Burn 15 May 2018, 03:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 98,146
Posted By BoKu
That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue...

That sounds very implausible to me. The big issue there is that the landing gear legs and wheels are all on the outside of the plane's pressure envelope, and as such are separated from the cabin air...
Forum: Business Bytes 11 May 2018, 12:36 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,156
Posted By BoKu
{rest snipped} That sounds a very effective...

{rest snipped}

That sounds a very effective expression of the situation.



"The amateur practices until they get it right. The professional practices until they can't get it wrong."

--Bob...
Forum: Police Blotter 11 May 2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,043
Posted By BoKu
The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an...

The woman in question has been ID'd; she has an impressive academic background, but has also aligned herself with some problematic ideological positions. She clearly has a brain; the problem is how...
Forum: Business Bytes 09 May 2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,156
Posted By BoKu
I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind...

I'm pretty sure that's the big impetus behind ADSB (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_dependent_surveillance_%E2%80%93_broadcast).



Two things:

1) The autonomous jumpbots in question...
Forum: Business Bytes 08 May 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,156
Posted By BoKu
Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B...

Title 14 Chapter I Subchapter F Part 91 Subpart B 91.119

Except when necessary for takeoff or landing, no person may operate an aircraft below the following altitudes......
Forum: Soapbox Derby 28 April 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,144
Posted By BoKu
"Unpresidented" comes to mind.

"Unpresidented" comes to mind.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,045
Posted By BoKu
You are correct that most airplanes have more...

You are correct that most airplanes have more power than required for cruise in order to takeoff and climb. Multi-engine airplanes generally have more margin besides, since the point of having more...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,045
Posted By BoKu
Yup, covered that.

Yup, covered that.
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