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Forum: Crash and Burn 15 November 2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,582
Posted By BoKu
The NTSB today released an update on their...

The NTSB today released an update on their investigation:

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The update goes on to report that various samples of concrete and reinforcing steel were all found to have properties within...
Forum: Amusement Bark 05 November 2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,794
Posted By BoKu
Bonsai Kitten The contexts in which this is a true statement...

The contexts in which this is a true statement are far outweighed, both in size and influence, by those in which it isn't.
Forum: Techno-Babble 01 November 2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,100
Posted By BoKu
Five and a half years beyond "uncertain" ain't...

Five and a half years beyond "uncertain" ain't that shabby. Good robot!
Forum: Soapbox Derby 30 October 2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By BoKu
You'd think that by now Republicans would have...

You'd think that by now Republicans would have learned not to cheap out on stuff like this.

The man “offered to pay off all of my credit card debt, plus bring me a check for $20,000 if I would do”...
Forum: SLC 16 October 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,715
Posted By BoKu
If you help Elon Musk out of a jam, he will offer...

If you help Elon Musk out of a jam, he will offer you an awkward hug.
Forum: SLC 10 October 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 18,715
Posted By BoKu
The alien structures on one of the Jovian moons...

The alien structures on one of the Jovian moons look just like something you'd build in Minecraft.
Forum: Techno-Babble 23 September 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,357
Posted By BoKu
Vinegar is great for cleaning up epoxy spills.

Vinegar is great for cleaning up epoxy spills.
Forum: SLC 19 September 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,919
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 19 September 2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,919
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 30 August 2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By BoKu
TV "Miners, not minors!"

"Miners, not minors!"
Forum: SLC 29 August 2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,919
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,582
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, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,582
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, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,605
Posted By BoKu
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shadowfacts.png

https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/shadowfacts.png
Forum: Book Corner 18 July 2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,902
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, 01:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,779
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, 11:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,779
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,660
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 20 June 2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
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, 01:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,582
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, 11:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,127
Posted By BoKu
In other words, is it libertarian?

In other words, is it libertarian?
Forum: SLC 14 June 2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 38,919
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, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,391
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, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,011
Views: 111,795
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, 04:24 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 100,859
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...
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