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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:38 pm

So the 16th annual Drunk Monk Challenge is history. The past week has been very hectic getting everything ready for this. Things went pretty smoothly this year, with only a couple of glitches on competition day. For a competition of this size that's almost unheard of.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:45 pm

And now I'm caught back up on this thread.

So my dad took me to this place in November, and this happened:

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And then some bottling happened three weeks later. (Damn, I haven't been posting on here for a while.)

Mmm, hefeweizen. (Enjoying one right now.)

Edit: Also, holy crap, I've been signed up here over a decade? :o
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:34 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpRNjESk1v0

sorta kinda nsfw. It's a music video. I'm kinda like "wtf did I just watch?"
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Postposted on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:24 pm

A comment from an ESPN story on the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius (the South African guy who almost made the Olympics running on artificial legs/feet):
ESPNCommenter wrote:"What if I told you ..."

"... that a man with no legs was armed."

ESPN 30 For 30: From Blade Runner to Blade Gunner

If you have any knowledge of the case, this post is simply perfection distilled.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:42 pm

If anyone wants to know what professional pilots are tossing about on the Malaysian 777 just up and vanishing, have at:

http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/5355 ... -lost.html
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Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:59 am

Having to get up at 6AM on a Saturday morning & shave just to be thrown to the wolves is not pleasant. I will say that the meeting went a whole lot better than I feared.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs. ... /703169905

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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:12 am

Captain Ned wrote:Having to get up at 6AM on a Saturday morning & shave just to be thrown to the wolves is not pleasant. I will say that the meeting went a whole lot better than I feared.

http://www.rutlandherald.com/apps/pbcs. ... /703169905

When 1/3 of your total transaction flow isn't in the books, I'm in no position to say anything about the books. Oh, and the picture is Dad.

Looks like the article is behind a paywall.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:26 am

http://home.comcast.net/~captainned/RCAS.html

Pictures didn't come through (though the files were uploaded through FileZilla) but the story is now there.

Reporter dude didn't fully listen but all-in-all I can't complain over what was written. When 1/3 of your total annual funds flow (ins + outs) isn't on the books, there's no way I can have any opinion of the financials.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:20 am

Had a nightmare with my car yesterday. It had started misfiring at partial throttle and a check with an OBD-II scanner didn't show any faults or pending faults, but the live data showed the O2 sensor was a bit lazy so I replaced that on Wednesday.

Thursday I still had the misfire and it now showed cylinder 4 misfire on the OBD-II scanner. I left it parked Friday and went and got some parts. It's an 05 Subaru 2.5 RS and the plugs are down long tubes that go through the valve cover. I knew the seals on the tube for cylinder 3 was leaking so I got a complete valve cover gasket set and a set of plugs. I get the right hand side (1&3) done fine, both had been leaking a bit, but the plugs looked fine. The left hand side (2&4) was anther matter. Both were leaking and plug 2 was fine, but the first bit of bad news was when I unscrewed plug 4 and pulled out the socket. The socket came out with only the terminal from the plug and its stalk down the insulator. I used another socket that gripped on the insulator rather than the terminal and got the plug out of the tube to find the ground electrode had been melted away. I can't believe the thing only misfired sometimes, I'm seriously impressed by the power of the ignitor.

I thought this was bad enough but it was only just getting started, I try to put a new plug in number 4 but the thread is stripped. I always lubricate the threads and use a torque wrench with the reduced torque figure for lubricated threads so it must have been all the other damage that meant the threads were just done in. I got a helicoil set and did the grease on the tap with multiple cleanings trick to avoid having to pull the head so hopefully that's OK and didn't have any chips go through to the cylinder. I've got the helicoil in, new plugs, new wires and a new gasket set. I'm just waiting for the sealant on the helicoil to set before giving it a gently test this afternoon. Hopefully it's good otherwise it's going to have to go to a mechanic for at least the head off and maybe even a look at the piston.

Moral of the story is to keep an eye on those spark plug tubes regularly and replace the seals as soon as they show any leaks at all, and not wait a few months for the temperature to warm up when it is nicer to work on the car. I must have had enough oil leak to cause the lead to short in the tube, making it misfire occasionally but also heating and potentially setting fire to the oil enough to damage the plug and the plug threads when I removed it.

I had no idea it was that bad from the driving symptoms. Every other car I've had has been far more sensitive to the ignition system not being perfect. With the plug in that state I would expect it to barely if ever actually fire, but the idle was smooth and I only got the misfire after spending more than 5 minutes on the highway. Fingers crossed on my fix working...
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Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:33 am

Sounds like the ignition computer did a fantastic job of compensating for the problem, until it couldn't any more. Surprising you didn't get a trouble light sooner.
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Postposted on Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:14 am

#4 cylinder is where all bad Subaru head events occur. Prior to the equal-length headers on the '10+ LGT turbos, #4 would always be the first cylinder to fail in a long high-speed run as it had the longest header path to the the tailpipe, so it heats up the most.

I will say that changing Subie plugs on your own is far more than I'm willing to pay in busted knuckles. Those suckers are in deep and not very accessible.
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Postposted on Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:44 pm

On the NA the plugs are not too bad, RHS is just air intake hose off (two clips and 1 worm drive clip). LHS is pull the battery and washer fluid bottle (2 bolts on each plus electrical connections). I could see the turbo being way worse. I think on the NA that #2 is actually the longest run on the header, but yes, that side of the engine is way longer than the RHS.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:45 am

And that was an enjoyable morning visit to the endoscopy lab.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:28 pm

Well, that might have been a record for shortest lifespan for a bumper. SWMBO just got her bumper replaced a week or two ago, and today she decided to do another field test on it. Maybe I should tell her that the goal is to NOT get in an accident? OTOH, neither one was her fault so I suppose I can't blame her too much.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:46 am

I know a guy who drove his brand new car out of the dealer's lot and got T-boned at the first junction. He was fine but the car was a write-off, so he walked back down the street and said "I'll have another one of those, please"
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Postposted on Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:43 pm

Cleaned my monitor today. Is this really my monitor? It SO CLEAR! :o
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Postposted on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:46 pm

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Postposted on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:20 pm

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nationa ... -1.1735105

I know that exact spot. Every time I've been to Chicago for work-related training, I've ridden that exact train and come up that escalator. Damn near cleared the escalator and made the upper platform. Even so, my one cab ride on the Kennedy from O'Hare to the Loop still tells me the train is safer.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:34 pm

http://www.uproxx.com/filmdrunk/2014/03 ... eaming-up/

Cheech & Chong plus Broken Lizards (Super Troopers)? I'm there first night.
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Postposted on Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:59 pm

Captain Ned wrote:Even so, my one cab ride on the Kennedy from O'Hare to the Loop still tells me the train is safer.

Driving in DC is worse.
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Postposted on Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:01 pm

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... ?full=true

Damn, true (if only for a few hours) suspended animation. It's a whole lot easier to stitch up holes in major blood vessels/blood-filled organs (I'm lookin' at you, spleen) when there's no pumped flow. Experiment it is, but one that works in pigs and has good hopes for working with humans. Not that it would ever happen to me here in VT but I now need to add a section to my advanced care directive should I ever be so grievously wounded. If I'm going to croak anyways (the article talks of 7% survival rates under the usual surgery/treatment regimen), please use me to push the boundaries of medical science. It'd be my little gift to those who will eventually sail the stars.
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Postposted on Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:08 pm

I'm more for quality over quantity so I would much prefer they hasten my afterlife journey than spend a bunch of time and resources prolonging my vegetative state or eternal coma (maybe one where I was still aware but could not control my body). That's right, I'm selfish. :P
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Postposted on Sat Mar 29, 2014 9:39 pm

five or six of us are having a drunk-assed debate about what character from Macbeth or Poe's stuff is most appropriate for a giant, angry, python. I'm going with either Annabell Lee or MacBeth (as in Lady Macbeth).
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Postposted on Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:05 pm

From the "random things learned while looking up other things" file (i.e. a Wikipedia tangent):

The reason aluminum (aluminium for you non-US folk) foil has a shiny side and a dull side is that it is difficult to manufacture high volume roller mills with a sufficiently small gap to make a single sheet of foil. So aluminum foil is rolled two sheets at a time, then peeled apart prior to packaging. The shiny side is the side which was in contact with the roller, and the dull side is the side which was pressed against the other sheet of foil.
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Postposted on Sat Mar 29, 2014 11:30 pm

just brew it! wrote:The reason aluminum (aluminium for you non-US folk) foil has a shiny side and a dull side is that it is difficult to manufacture high volume roller mills with a sufficiently small gap to make a single sheet of foil. So aluminum foil is rolled two sheets at a time, then peeled apart prior to packaging. The shiny side is the side which was in contact with the roller, and the dull side is the side which was pressed against the other sheet of foil.

And despite what much folklore will say, there's no difference in cooking food using either side.

And the proper UK-speak is Looneymum. :wink:
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Postposted on Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:54 pm

So... slammed my left big toe in a door a few weeks ago. Hurt like the dickens for several days, but once it stopped hurting I figured it was a non-issue. Today I noticed that the toenail isn't really attached any more. Eeeeeeew... :-?
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Postposted on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:53 am

JBI wrote:The reason aluminum (aluminium for you non-US folk) foil has a shiny side and a dull side is that it is difficult to manufacture high volume roller mills with a sufficiently small gap to make a single sheet of foil. So aluminum foil is rolled two sheets at a time, then peeled apart prior to packaging. The shiny side is the side which was in contact with the roller, and the dull side is the side which was pressed against the other sheet of foil.


I must be retarded because I honestly never noticed the two sides were different. :o
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Postposted on Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:41 am

10+ job applications filled out by me, and my wife's filled out another 8-10. No calls back :-? Conoco-Phillips, KBR, Valero, Chevron-Phillips....
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Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:10 am

bhtooefr wrote:And now I'm caught back up on this thread. So my dad took me to this place in November, and this happened.

And then some bottling happened three weeks later. (Damn, I haven't been posting on here for a while.) Mmm, hefeweizen. (Enjoying one right now.)

Edit: Also, holy crap, I've been signed up here over a decade? :o

woo hoo. last page on this thread i read was #711 (out of 756) and i really don't care to go back and read every single post to catch up. 1 decade boofy! yay! me too, i think? :D
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Re: dymt reloaded

Postposted on Fri Apr 11, 2014 1:24 am

Sup dudes

I want to play this game from the 80s that I used to play on an amstrad cpc… I need some kinda emulator for it. Who's the gerbil to ask? >.>

I can supply LOTR stuff as payment!
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