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Forum: Police Blotter 25 April 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By jimmy101_again
I hope the father gets charged with some serious...

I hope the father gets charged with some serious crimes for giving the shooter back his guns.
Forum: Science 24 April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 23,515
Posted By jimmy101_again
Most likely thing is that they'll find hundreds...

Most likely thing is that they'll find hundreds or thousands of perfectly good DNA sequences that don't match anything. But that is expected since the vast majority of species on earth haven't been...
Forum: SLC 21 April 2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 27,965
Posted By jimmy101_again
Hence the invention of crescent wrenches. ...

Hence the invention of crescent wrenches.

Only really dedicated mechanics have both English and metric crescent wrenches.
Forum: Police Blotter 20 April 2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,749
Posted By jimmy101_again
But a biologist might also point out that neurons...

But a biologist might also point out that neurons rarely get replaced. If you are 50 years old you've got the same basic set of neuronal cells that you had 30 years ago. So you get a new skin every...
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By jimmy101_again
I don't think it is actually sewage. When a...

I don't think it is actually sewage. When a digesting system operates the water and a large percentage of the solids get removed (most solids get converted into liquids). After some length of time...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
Kind of like driving a 1960's era VW bug on a...

Kind of like driving a 1960's era VW bug on a freeway. To throttle settings, idle and 100%.
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
True, it might take considerably more power to...

True, it might take considerably more power to fly upside down. But a plane in level flight isn't using all that much of its power capacity. If level flight took a very large percentage of the...
Forum: Social Studies 20 April 2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By jimmy101_again
I don't think sewage sludge is ever (or at least...

I don't think sewage sludge is ever (or at least not often) used for fertilizer. The link is talking about biosolids, which is not the same thing as sewage sludge. Biosolids are pretty extensively...
Forum: Crash and Burn 20 April 2018, 12:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
The inescapable reason why commercial jets aren't...

The inescapable reason why commercial jets aren't and probably can't be flown upside down for an extended period probably has little to do with aerodynamics. The fuel systems and hydraulic fluid...
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By jimmy101_again
Depends entirely on the treatment process. Many...

Depends entirely on the treatment process. Many human waste treatment facilities would produce a waste product that would almost certainly be able to transfer nasty things like E. Coli.
Forum: Social Studies 18 April 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 539
Posted By jimmy101_again
I don't think human sewage sludge is used as...

I don't think human sewage sludge is used as fertilizer very often. To much risk of pathogens. Sewage sludge is often treated to create things like "bio-solids" that can in some cases be used as...
Forum: Rantidote 18 April 2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 36,078
Posted By jimmy101_again
Which no doubt led to much hilarity when the...

Which no doubt led to much hilarity when the doors were locked.
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
It really doesn't look like the rotor failed....

It really doesn't look like the rotor failed. Instead it looks like the cowling failed and then the engine ingested parts of that, which damaged the first fan blade. (Or something pretty darn big hit...
Forum: SLC 18 April 2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 858
Views: 51,728
Posted By jimmy101_again
Pickup on only one side would both be safer, and...

Pickup on only one side would both be safer, and also avoids the worker having to haul a heavy trash can any farther than they have to. Hauling a couple hundred cans across the street everyday is...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 April 2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By jimmy101_again
An asteroid missed. If we know the size and...

An asteroid missed. If we know the size and velocity we can estimate how much damage it would have done if it hit. This is the second "surprise" visit in what 3 years? It has significant impact on if...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
Looking at the few available photos... the busted...

Looking at the few available photos... the busted window sure doesn't seem to be where it would be expected for a fan blade failure. It is several rows behind the visible damage to the engine and...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
Basically yes, the nose up attitude has a huge...

Basically yes, the nose up attitude has a huge contribution to lift, perhaps more so than the different upper and lower cord of the wing. A basic wing works OK upside down and some aircraft have...
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
Hint #3: Most planes are aerodynamically capable...

Hint #3: Most planes are aerodynamically capable of flying upside down.
Forum: Crash and Burn 18 April 2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,484
Posted By jimmy101_again
Hint: airplanes don't generally generate much...

Hint: airplanes don't generally generate much lift if the are flying truly horizontal. (Hint #2: beverage carts on commercial jets must have wheel brakes. The need for brakes on the carts has nothing...
Forum: SLC 18 April 2018, 02:50 AM
Replies: 858
Views: 51,728
Posted By jimmy101_again
Might be worth the effort to call to make sure....

Might be worth the effort to call to make sure. Also, don't forget to take proof of insurance, either coverage under your own car's insurance or perhaps as part of your credit card contract. Rental...
Forum: Techno-Babble 18 April 2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By jimmy101_again
Even without knowing the reflectivity of the...

Even without knowing the reflectivity of the object the brightness would be proportional to the cross sectional area. So the estimated length is calculable, as is the volume. At least to a first...
Forum: Moot Court 17 April 2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By jimmy101_again
It appears that Amazon already has the...

It appears that Amazon already has the infrastructure and let's its >100,000 private vendors use it for free. It looks like Amazon is tracking not only where an item is being delivered to, but where...
Forum: Moot Court 17 April 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 608
Posted By jimmy101_again
I would suspect that is already a solved problem....

I would suspect that is already a solved problem. Brick and mortar national chains already have to track all the tax requirements and apply them on a per store and per item basis. I would suspect...
Forum: Techno-Babble 17 April 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 595
Posted By jimmy101_again
"twice as close"? That is downright wrong. It was...

"twice as close"? That is downright wrong. It was about "half as far".

That is size statement is useless. Does the author mean the longest dimension was 3x the previous asteroid's? That is bigger...
Forum: Police Blotter 17 April 2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,749
Posted By jimmy101_again
It may have been that the security for that...

It may have been that the security for that particular piece wasn't very good. If it is easy to steal someone may well have been after just the value of the gold.
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