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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 6:05pm

Boisterous bunch
Beaker

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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 5:01pm

 islander wrote:
I often wonder: "If I'm on a list where someone watches/reviews my google searches, what things do I cause them to search". I imagine that an underpaid bureaucrat in a Brazil style office somewhere just punched up 'goniophotometer'. 



I'm sure I'm now on at least two watch lists, and probably a no-fly list for Googling 'goniophotometer'.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 4:22pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


He's on his third goniophotometer. Hard to believe they wear out.


I often wonder: "If I'm on a list where someone watches/reviews my google searches, what things do I cause them to search". I imagine that an underpaid bureaucrat in a Brazil style office somewhere just punched up 'goniophotometer'. 

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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 2:37pm

 islander wrote:

Would you two stop using that word please?




Relax Vasili.  We're only at 2 pings each.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 2:17pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


Servo would jump in to say that although they may be brighter, they are often not focused the same as a filament bulb would be, so if the lenses and reflectors are all engineered for a filament at X position, your flat LED bulbs might throw hotspots where you don't want them. 

Would you two stop using that word please?


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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 1:54pm

 Beaker wrote:


At which point I'd request Servo conduct an experiment - compare and contrast the illumination values and throw distance provided by an old school incandescent flashlight shoved up his rectum, with the more modern same size LED flashlight equivalent.  But that's just me, trying to be scientific and stuff.




He'll just print off the spreadsheet from last time.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 1:44pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Servo would jump in to say that although they may be brighter, they are often not focused the same as a filament bulb would be, so if the lenses and reflectors are all engineered for a filament at X position, your flat LED bulbs might throw hotspots where you don't want them. 


At which point I'd request Servo conduct an experiment - compare and contrast the illumination values and throw distance provided by an old school incandescent flashlight shoved up his rectum, with the more modern same size LED flashlight equivalent.  But that's just me, trying to be scientific and stuff.


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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 1:36pm

 Beaker wrote:

This reminds me, I really need to upgrade to LED headlights.  I'm sure in doing that, I'll manage to turn an adjustment screw too far ... :-)



Servo would jump in to say that although they may be brighter, they are often not focused the same as a filament bulb would be, so if the lenses and reflectors are all engineered for a filament at X position, your flat LED bulbs might throw hotspots where you don't want them. 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 1:22pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Whenever someone's headlights blind me, I still mutter "fkn servo" 

This reminds me, I really need to upgrade to LED headlights.  I'm sure in doing that, I'll manage to turn an adjustment screw too far ... :-)

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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 12:23pm

 Beaker wrote:
Anyone who aligns their headlamps that often must have something wrong with them.  

( that's quite a reach back!  took a bit to pull it all together - seems we all remember different things!)



Whenever someone's headlights blind me, I still mutter "fkn servo" 
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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 9:12am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:


He's on his third goniophotometer. Hard to believe they wear out.
Anyone who aligns their headlamps that often must have something wrong with them.  

( that's quite a reach back!  took a bit to pull it all together - seems we all remember different things!)

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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 8:46am

 Beaker wrote:


Bring back Servo !


He's on his third goniophotometer. Hard to believe they wear out.
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Posted: Jul 17, 2024 - 7:57am

 islander wrote:

There is one that respawns much more frequently.  And we haven't had a good batch in a long time. 


Bring back Servo !
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Posted: Jul 16, 2024 - 8:18pm

 oldviolin wrote:

Lawrence. His birthday was in February and it was a sunny but frozen one for him. I stopped by with a special little cake and played Happy Birthday for him on my Harmonica.
The card had a train and something about old number 97 coming down the track.

Lawrence had a large house and he had ceased using the front half and upstairs. They remained reposed and measured against the grandfather clock against a living room wall and long sense silent. He used the back entry to his house which had the kitchen, a small bedroom, and the den where he watched his television or listened to his sermons and gospel music on the radio. It was the same room where he took care of his wife until she died from cancer some years earlier. 
I remember him showing me his giant recliner from the70's. It was so worn out that he packed phone books under the back upholstery to perfectly tune his chair to all his twists and nobs. He was a marvel to me, just listening to him speak. 

As he sat I noticed a large bandage on his shin where he had scraped it somehow, and had been keeping Vaseline Intensive Care lotion on it. He told me it had been giving him trouble as I looked at the wound and I hid my concern. 
It was definitely infected and as it was already a couple of weeks old I knew his unique home wound care was not going to work. I called his son, a super nice 74 year old man, and gave him the scoop. I was worried, knowing how this can go really fast when you're old, much less ancient... 



What a friend we have in Violin.


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Posted: Jul 16, 2024 - 6:04pm

Lawrence. His birthday was in February and it was a sunny but frozen one for him in '02. I stopped by with a special little cake and played Happy Birthday for him on my harmonica.
The card had a train and something about old number 97 coming down the track.

Lawrence had a large house and he had ceased using the front half and upstairs. They remained reposed and measured against the grandfather clock standing in the living room and long since silent. He used the back entry to his house which had the kitchen, a small bedroom, and the den where he watched his television or listened to his sermons and gospel music on the radio. It was the same room where he took care of his wife until she died from cancer some years earlier. 
I remember him showing me his giant recliner from the70's. It was so worn out that he packed phone books under the back upholstery to perfectly tune his chair to all his twists and nobs. He was a marvel to me, just listening to him speak. 

As he sat I noticed a large bandage on his shin where he had scraped it somehow, and had been keeping Vaseline Intensive Care lotion on it. He told me it had been giving him trouble as I looked at the wound and I hid my concern. 
It was definitely infected and as it was already a couple of weeks old I knew his unique home wound care was not going to work. I called his son, a super nice 74 year old man, and gave him the scoop. I was worried, knowing how this can go really fast when you're old, much less ancient... 






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Posted: Jul 16, 2024 - 3:34pm

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Some places have cicadas that emerge every 13 years but around here it's robots and trolls every 4 years. 


There is one that respawns much more frequently.  And we haven't had a good batch in a long time. 
ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jul 16, 2024 - 3:03pm

Some places have cicadas that emerge every 13 years but around here it's robots and trolls every 4 years. 
KurtfromLaQuinta

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Posted: Jul 14, 2024 - 3:35pm

 islander wrote:


how long did you two date?
Yeah. She sounds like a model.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2024 - 3:34pm

 black321 wrote:

Non-violence is not a strategy, but a way of life.
Adapt the radical message of love your neighbor.  

Why do we have wars?
Do you get along with your neighbor?

I'm with you on this.
I strive to be a good neighbor. Seeing both sides of conflicts and try to defuse difficult situations.


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Posted: Jul 14, 2024 - 3:30pm

 black321 wrote:

I had a Sting Ray 5 speed with the stick shift...one bad ass bike, though i felt doing wheelies on that one was harder than on other bikes.
I crashed into a tree, doing a wheelie when April Kraft shot a water pistol into my eyes and blinded me...feeling the chip on my front tooth from that right now. 

I didn't care for the do dad's added to the bikes later... sissy bars, fenders, shifters.
They just got in the way.
I prefer the basic bare bones Sting Ray I have.


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