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  1. All it needs is Slim Pickens straddling it and...

    All it needs is Slim Pickens straddling it and waving a stetson. :D
  2. Does it seem likely that NASA will approve...

    Does it seem likely that NASA will approve land-landings anytime soon? Failing that, I wonder what issues there would be in landing at a port outside the US?

    ("Not with OUR crew aboard," said...
  3. Thread: Guns thread

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    God, yeah, .22s are a hell of a lot of fun. ...

    God, yeah, .22s are a hell of a lot of fun.

    As a kid I set up a shooting range in my basement. But I could only get 12 or 15 feet from my targets, so I had to make my own targets. In no time I...
  4. That's just straight up loony. Here...

    That's just straight up loony.

    Here is an interesting article about how Boeing bought out McDonnell Douglas and McDonald Douglas essentially took over Boeing (and not for the better).
  5. Thread: Honda E

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    Ooo Penthouse. Haven't looked at a Penthouse...

    Ooo Penthouse. Haven't looked at a Penthouse magazine in 30 years.

    And look! Lursa and B'Etor have a photo spread! (Page 56.)
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    1. It reminds me of the Landmaster from Damnation...

    1. It reminds me of the Landmaster from Damnation Alley.
    2. I've never seen mention of the maximum towing range with a full payload (bed AND trailer).
    3. It looks like the Ford truck in that video...
  7. Thread: New toy

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    They were characterized more as "cats eyes." ...

    They were characterized more as "cats eyes."

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    You might be thinking of the '60.

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  8. Thread: New toy

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    I wonder how white walls with baby moons would...

    I wonder how white walls with baby moons would look with Ford Magma Red or Cadillac Garnet?
  9. Thread: New toy

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    I'm trying to decide if these rear tires qualify...

    I'm trying to decide if these rear tires qualify as what we used to call "slicks"?

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    "Slicks" were really just low-profile, extra wide, flat street tires usually on a deep-dish rim.
    ...
  10. Thread: New toy

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    I don't think so. I've had the itch to rebuild...

    I don't think so. I've had the itch to rebuild another small block V8 for a long time. Just never had anything to put one in. The engine I built for my old Camaro had the camel-hump heads, Corvette...
  11. Thread: New toy

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    That would have had a 350 cu in V8 with a...

    That would have had a 350 cu in V8 with a four-bbl carburetor bolted to a turbo hydra-matic 350 3-speed automatic transmission. I'm hoping that if I think good thoughts I might be able to find an...
  12. Thread: New toy

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    It's already been fun. My client found it in...

    It's already been fun. My client found it in Drake, ND. Here's a Google image of it in situ:

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    (That's it, right next to the propane tank.)

    Only the front tires held air well enough to...
  13. Thread: New toy

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    New toy

    After years of hemming and hawing and gnashing of teeth, and with the encouragement of one of my clients, I took the plunge and got myself a project car:

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    1975 Camaro Type LT. Manufactured...
  14. That thing looks like they literally rolled it to...

    That thing looks like they literally rolled it to the launchpad. I assume they expect those dents to pop out when they pressurize the tanks?
  15. It was a "parachute deployment mechanism"...

    It was a "parachute deployment mechanism" failure, not a parachute failure. Since the parachute wasn't deployed, We have no idea whether that parachute might have failed or not. So they are...
  16. He's not a very good public speaker, is he? ...

    He's not a very good public speaker, is he?

    Pretty much like every gifted person I've ever met.

    [edit]wow. 2x the strength at cryo temps. That's something.
  17. It's like watching them build the Fireball XL5....

    It's like watching them build the Fireball XL5. In real time.
  18. That's quite a sleek little spacecraft those guys...

    That's quite a sleek little spacecraft those guys have built. Too bad if Elon has his way it will be obsolete in 3 years. :rolleyes:
  19. Thread: RIP Roy Clark

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    One of my all-time favorites: ...

    One of my all-time favorites:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tx8x3LCnYZw
  20. Thread: RIP Roy Clark

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    RIP Roy Clark

    Can't believe this nearly slipped under the radar.

    A solid performance:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUAkzUpvNfI
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    :(

    :(
  22. It's Buzz Aldrin. It's always Buzz Aldrin, except...

    It's Buzz Aldrin. It's always Buzz Aldrin, except when it's Jeff Goldblum.

    (Or Buzz Aldrin's ashes, God forbid.)
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    You can say "The structure is either determined...

    You can say "The structure is either determined beforehand or based on available data."

    I assume you're referring to a structure which can be assembled according to either a predetermined...
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    A pink Cadillac just pulled up to the Pearly...

    A pink Cadillac just pulled up to the Pearly Gates.

    :(
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    Relax. I think we're done. :D

    Relax. I think we're done. :D
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