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Tip
Mar 21, 2006

Your move, creep.



poverty goat posted:

lumber mill chat just reminded me that the giant robot project guy exists. remember him? (that was 13 years ago, by the way). it turns out he's still out there, on an island somewhere, getting mad about rocks and yelling at kids

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmoA28ut_aQ

I just went and watched a recap of his whole giant robot project:
https://youtu.be/YjTcReaOqQ0

Cool to see after all this time, but drat, I wish the video covered what happened to the robot after his test run. There's text on screen saying it was the last time he ever saw it, but it's not covered in the final video of the robot playlist either:
https://youtu.be/IECBj8v60Wk

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PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Bissel Saga. Opening these fuckers is on par with the Lament Configuration. Basically only one accessible, non-occluded screw allows you to access another in turn, once you can find it, and so on and so on.

Eventually I get to the board and sure enough, the mushy feel of the power button is reflected in the switch feeling like dogshit compared to one on the underside of the board that triggers the carpet shampoo squirter.

https://streamable.com/pss92h

When I jerk my hand away trying to turn it off that's me crossing the contacts on the switch on the underside, hosing my couch down with soap. Annnyway, now I need to decide if it's worth paying $0.30 + 8.99 S&H and waiting two weeks for a single microswitch from like mouser or digikey or just jury-rigging some nonsense myself.

Given that the switch's datasheet said it was good for 10 to the 6 actuations, and given that I'll poo poo my pants right now if that thing has been through even 100 on off cycles since I've had it, I think the smart money is on me doing some dumb nonsense rather than taking a flyer on another piece crap switch.

Don't buy Bissel, gang! Unless you're a pervert freak like me who gets off on spending three days diagnosing a $40 hunk of plastic you bought at Target. In which case, run don't walk.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Tip posted:

I just went and watched a recap of his whole giant robot project:
https://youtu.be/YjTcReaOqQ0

Cool to see after all this time, but drat, I wish the video covered what happened to the robot after his test run. There's text on screen saying it was the last time he ever saw it, but it's not covered in the final video of the robot playlist either:
https://youtu.be/IECBj8v60Wk

I'm absolutely gonna become this guy, if I'm not just kidding myself and I already am that guy.

But 'dude on an island talking about rocks' reminded me of this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mcQfP8k51s
YMMV if you don't know him first and foremost as Mr. Lahey.

PipHelix
Nov 11, 2017





Play posted:

lmk when you transmuting wood into gold, fool

Literally A Person posted:

*puts on comically large goggles*

Soon.

As someone who works in fusion (colloquially known as alchemy) I'm happy to consult. Fair warning, it's already been done, so it's not like we'll get a publication:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synth...20or%20mercury.

So basically we need some mercury impregnated wood and a neutron source. I'll provide the neutrons, you chop down a tree on the edge of a superfund site.

Now all we need is a buyer willing to pay for a block of wood that is 0.0001% gold by weight, heavily radioactive, and the gold will all have re-transmuted within a month or two. Basically, we need someone who is both heavily into gold and also very stupid. I'll take an ad out on OANN.

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


Let's do it

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Sounds really dumb. Put me down for two.

poverty goat
Feb 15, 2004




all currencies in the future will be backed by radioactive woodgold

DerekSmartymans
Feb 14, 2005

The
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Ascetic


poverty goat posted:

all currencies in the future will be backed by radioactive woodgold

Clearly youíve never heard of Bitcoin. Furthermore

poverty goat
Feb 15, 2004




DerekSmartymans posted:

Clearly youíve never heard of Bitcoin. Furthermore

bitcoin is like the gold standard now- it's too late to get in on the ground floor. other people are already rich with all of the coins, so there's nothing you can do except create a new basis for a new currency. something exotic that people can't just mine from a cave or a gpu or anything. radioactive wood gold will be perfect.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

I got a sweet new toilet. Instead of draining down the sides when you flush, there is a channel that shoots out water horizontally and swirls into a vortex to flush it down. It's awesome.

Now I'm going to work on getting new doors that aren't made of cardboard. This is going to be an expensive year.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


poverty goat posted:

all currencies in the future will be backed by radioactive woodgold

Radioactive Woodgold sounds like a terrible late night telemarketing item for fixing broke dicks.

E: It doesn't work FYI

Outrail fucked around with this message at 17:24 on Mar 21, 2021

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




Uh, well, I just had the talk with my wife about something I might want to do, given my lazy rear end.
I'm not working and haven't been.

Aaaand to get my but in gear I might just go get my BA in History for the gently caress of it via the UW system here in Green Bay. So. We're looking at options. That's what's up.

e: tack that onto my list of useless degrees and certs. BUT it'd keep me busy.

Big Beef City fucked around with this message at 17:52 on Mar 21, 2021

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






at least you know it's worthless going into it. a lot of people don't find out until they finish it

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


Big Beef City posted:

Uh, well, I just had the talk with my wife about something I might want to do, given my lazy rear end.
I'm not working and haven't been.

Aaaand to get my but in gear I might just go get my BA in History for the gently caress of it via the UW system here in Green Bay. So. We're looking at options. That's what's up.

e: tack that onto my list of useless degrees and certs. BUT it'd keep me busy.

Anything to keep you off the streets, dear.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




Fitzy Fitz posted:

at least you know it's worthless going into it. a lot of people don't find out until they finish it

between this and tech certs, and my experience being a professional computer toucher in multiple roles, believe me I have absolutely ZERO limits as to my goals and aspirations. Nothing can out-goon me at this point. I have assumed the mantle.

and by that I mean software distribution and network security, and the history stuff will not be what you think it is, I dunno if that fits the stereotype

Big Beef City fucked around with this message at 19:55 on Mar 21, 2021

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

I've been trying to keep busy. Had quite a few with my friend last night which was probably a bad idea given I got out of the hospital last week for precisely that. But I feel fine now and don't want to again. Lots of chores. I'm going to try crocheting soon. I got Blue Lightning (my scooter) ready yesterday. I had to buy a new air compressor because the little one I had crapped out and drained all of the air from the rear tire. I might go for a ride down by the lake today.

I'm going to go hiking within the next few days. It finally got into the 50s here today. I'm still waiting for Lowe's to call me about my doors. I had the guy come out and measure them Friday I think.

Just keepin' on.

quick edit: Oh. So the VA has a vocational rehabilitation program. I used it once about 10 years ago where they tried to help me to work a small job there at the Seattle VA but I panicked and couldn't do it. Well now they pay for your school. All of it. Not the GI bill. Just the VA paying for all of your school. I'm trying to get a DoD logon since they deleted my last one for some reason. I'm still waiting on getting my identification verified. Then I can apply to the program and maybe they can help me get back into school and doing something with my life. I'm not sure if I'd like software development anymore but I was really good at it when I was in school (4.0s across the board in those classes). That'd be cool.

Pennywise the Frown fucked around with this message at 20:09 on Mar 21, 2021

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




Pennywise the Frown posted:

I've been trying to keep busy. Had quite a few with my friend last night which was probably a bad idea given I got out of the hospital last week for precisely that. But I feel fine now and don't want to again. Lots of chores. I'm going to try crocheting soon. I got Blue Lightning (my scooter) ready yesterday. I had to buy a new air compressor because the little one I had crapped out and drained all of the air from the rear tire. I might go for a ride down by the lake today.

I'm going to go hiking within the next few days. It finally got into the 50s here today. I'm still waiting for Lowe's to call me about my doors. I had the guy come out and measure them Friday I think.

Just keepin' on.

quick edit: Oh. So the VA has a vocational rehabilitation program. I used it once about 10 years ago where they tried to help me to work a small job there at the Seattle VA but I panicked and couldn't do it. Well now they pay for your school. All of it. Not the GI bill. Just the VA paying for all of your school. I'm trying to get a DoD logon since they deleted my last one for some reason. I'm still waiting on getting my identification verified. Then I can apply to the program and maybe they can help me get back into school and doing something with my life. I'm not sure if I'd like software development anymore but I was really good at it when I was in school (4.0s across the board in those classes). That'd be cool.

...how good are you with plumbing?


My 4 car detached with attic has electric run to it, with a loft that could be built in! Drive that bad motorscooter and fly.


edited so no bad froggers can harm me!!!!!!!112

Big Beef City fucked around with this message at 20:59 on Mar 21, 2021

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




Big Beef City posted:

Uh, well, I just had the talk with my wife about something I might want to do, given my lazy rear end.
I'm not working and haven't been.

Aaaand to get my but in gear I might just go get my BA in History for the gently caress of it via the UW system here in Green Bay. So. We're looking at options. That's what's up.

e: tack that onto my list of useless degrees and certs. BUT it'd keep me busy.

I'm getting a master's in history right now and it's the best, and worst, degree all at the same time.

It's awesome because the professors just give me a list of books at the beginning of the semester and I've got to email them an analytical essay on each one, followed by a big essay, before the end of the semester. No classes, no fussing, nobody bothering me.

It sucks because if you fall behind on your reading/writing even a tiny amount it will end up crushing you at the end of the semester.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




spacetoaster posted:

I'm getting a master's in history right now and it's the best, and worst, degree all at the same time.

It's awesome because the professors just give me a list of books at the beginning of the semester and I've got to email them an analytical essay on each one, followed by a big essay, before the end of the semester. No classes, no fussing, nobody bothering me.

It sucks because if you fall behind on your reading/writing even a tiny amount it will end up crushing you at the end of the semester.

Unsure how this relates to an undergrad, but appreciate the feed back. This is, all, still in the "eh, pretty much sure" phase right now, and, even when complete, I have no desire to APPLY this degree to anything, and so my hope is to go in and just take my existing knowledge, if I can, and apply it where I can. Rather than have some kind of goal in mind. I don't want to teach, I don't want to really DO anything with it, I just want the accreditation. ...I'll take it from there.

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






A history BA is like that too but with more structure. You read a lot of books. Exams, if you have them, are usually in-class essays. Papers are usually a bigger focus.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

Big Beef City posted:

...how good are you with plumbing?

I am not good with plumbing.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

What are both of your guys' focus in history?

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




Pennywise the Frown posted:

What are both of your guys' focus in history?

I'm a kindergarten teacher who has a poo poo ton of free college to use up from the military.

Also the history degree will allow me to teach middle or high school should I ever get tired of having vomit on my shoes.

Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






Smattering of modern African, Latin American, and European history. Mostly oriented toward colonialism and environmental history. Capstone was on Cherokee land use. BAs are broad and designed to teach you how history functions as a discipline. A masters is usually more focused on directing those skills toward a specific topic for research purposes.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013




I know a lot about early European history currently, as well as middle- U.S. history (ie the Civil War) and feel like I can parlay some of that knowledge into helping me into/out of some potential classes, but isn't what I'd like to focus on simply because "LOL YUP ROMANS AND THE CIVIL WAR" aren't exactly unique selling points. Then again, I'm not really LOOKING to make this a unique selling point, so I don't know why I don't go all in, other than I might be able to dive head full on into local Pre-Columbian North American Cultures, which would fascinate me. That, however, is so far cart-ahead-of-horse that I don't want to go there.

So just imagine I just made a gigantic farting noise and everyone said "Oh that guy" instead.

CaptainSarcastic
Jul 6, 2013

HAIL SATAN



Big Beef City posted:

I know a lot about early European history currently, as well as middle- U.S. history (ie the Civil War) and feel like I can parlay some of that knowledge into helping me into/out of some potential classes, but isn't what I'd like to focus on simply because "LOL YUP ROMANS AND THE CIVIL WAR" aren't exactly unique selling points. Then again, I'm not really LOOKING to make this a unique selling point, so I don't know why I don't go all in, other than I might be able to dive head full on into local Pre-Columbian North American Cultures, which would fascinate me. That, however, is so far cart-ahead-of-horse that I don't want to go there.

So just imagine I just made a gigantic farting noise and everyone said "Oh that guy" instead.

Early US history is pretty drat interesting, and provides a lot of missing context in seeing how things are now. Like before the American Revolution up through the early Federal years, the development of several different slave economies in the South, and various international conflicts and intrigues at play.

spacetoaster
Feb 10, 2014




Big Beef City posted:

I know a lot about early European history currently, as well as middle- U.S. history (ie the Civil War) and feel like I can parlay some of that knowledge into helping me into/out of some potential classes, but isn't what I'd like to focus on simply because "LOL YUP ROMANS AND THE CIVIL WAR" aren't exactly unique selling points. Then again, I'm not really LOOKING to make this a unique selling point, so I don't know why I don't go all in, other than I might be able to dive head full on into local Pre-Columbian North American Cultures, which would fascinate me. That, however, is so far cart-ahead-of-horse that I don't want to go there.

So just imagine I just made a gigantic farting noise and everyone said "Oh that guy" instead.

Are you well versed in Marx?

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


Look at these boards. LOOK AT THEM:



They're all north of 3" thick, roughly 6' long. i Am JAZZED!!!!

They haven't gone through the planer yet so they still look rough but believe you me that they will be magically beautiful this time next year.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

3" thick? You'll have to spend half a day just planing them. What are you building? A bunker of some kind?

Looks decent for real though. What kind of wood?

Literally A Person
May 17, 2017

dissin your fly girl


Internetjack posted:

3" thick? You'll have to spend half a day just planing them. What are you building? A bunker of some kind?

Looks decent for real though. What kind of wood?

There has been talk of a structure being built in our garden....


The stuff closest to the camera is Cedar, I think maybe Western Red, and the stuff furthest away seems to be Douglas fir. I think. But now that I've cut them both I am wondering if it isn't just a lighter colored Cedar of some sort. Nothing super nice but just having a ton of free lumber is gonna be sweet and the fact it's not kiln dried, quick grow crap is just the icing on the cake.

Shinjobi
Jul 10, 2008






Gravy Boat 2k

I've been reading local news websites more often and finding shocking stuff like this. Before COVID I never would have looked at a news site. Ever.


The link is to security footage of a car hitting a curb at high speed and going airborne into the side of a middle school. Only injury was the driver of the vehicle, no one else caught in the way of the flying car.




I want the quarantine to end, my mind is getting frazzled.

Internetjack
Sep 15, 2007

oh god how did this get here i am not good with computers


Top Cop

Literally A Person posted:

There has been talk of a structure being built in our garden....


The stuff closest to the camera is Cedar, I think maybe Western Red, and the stuff furthest away seems to be Douglas fir. I think. But now that I've cut them both I am wondering if it isn't just a lighter colored Cedar of some sort. Nothing super nice but just having a ton of free lumber is gonna be sweet and the fact it's not kiln dried, quick grow crap is just the icing on the cake.

The further stuff I would doubt to be cedar, the bark/lack of bark gives it away.

I'll try to get some wood stack picks up soon. It's like porn. You'll be jelly.

Sjs00
Jun 29, 2013

Yeah Baby Yeah !

I stack serious loving wood you don't even know. probably not as much as a country goon but I live off the beach so its a lot of wood for suburban swampland

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

I'm doing another Appleseed shoot (marksmanship) tomorrow that's 8 hours long and then another 8 hours on Sunday. It'll be cold and raining the whole time so I'm gonna wear layers and bring a rain jacket and pants. I hope I finally get my rifleman badge! I didn't the last two times I went.

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020



I'm just about done drawing the pictures for I think my 3rd annual Guess the Username game thread. I bought some alcohol pens and I've never used those before and so I'm using these pictures as practice. Goons have really good funny punny usernames, however I think I've done a lot of the easier ones over the years and these are going to be harder

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Sjs00
Jun 29, 2013

Yeah Baby Yeah !

I never have any idea what they are Spinz but I enjoy the threads nonetheless. Art is great

His Divine Shadow
Aug 7, 2000

I'm not a fascist. I'm a priest. Fascists dress up in black and tell people what to do.


I made an end grain cutting board, for my nephew who moved out & got engaged. He's 20, I'm 39, how we did we get so old so fast?



I've also been working on this machine, called a pantorouter. Been wanting to build one since 2016 at least...

DerekSmartymans
Feb 14, 2005

The
Copacetic
Ascetic


Sjs00 posted:

I never have any idea what they are Spinz but I enjoy the threads nonetheless. Art is great

I have to admit I donít get to GBS enough to recognize all the interpretations of the pictures, but what I do know is your art makes me feel good and actually calmer when I am trying to puzzle out who it is youíve drawn! Art is good for everyone in their own way, but it seems like from Ph. D art historians in Paris to Masai lion killers we ALL relate to good art.

Pennywise the Frown
May 10, 2010



Upset Trowel

I got my Appleseed Project rifleman badge!!!

I'm super excited. Appleseed is a revolutionary war org that promotes marksmanship. This is my 3rd event. The first time I went it was maybe 45F and raining and I was just caked in mud. My shooting mat still has mud on it from that event. The second time it was 30F and snowing. This time it was 40F and muddy as poo poo too due to rain. So it isn't super fun being outside for 9 hours standing, sitting, and laying in a bunch of mud. But it was worth it! I always learn a lot. We spend all day learning about all the different aspects of marksmanship. We also hit up a lot of what happened on April 19th, 1775 where the first shots rang out in the revolutionary war. That's their whole deal. It's actually pretty interesting and they are very much not a bunch of chuds. Or at least they hide it extremely well. It sounds stupid but I'm really sore from doing all of that. Especially my neck. Plus my eyes are just strained to poo poo by the end of the day.

Anyway, I finally got enough shots on the right part of the target out to a simulated 500 yards I think. We shoot at 25 meters but the different target sizes simulate different distances. Most ranges don't go out near that far.

For the qualification target on the left, the top target is standing, next row is sitting, 3rd row is to start from standing and quickly transition to prone, and last is prone. It's all timed so you have to be on the ball.

The target on the right is another simulated one that we shoot one at the beginning and one at the end to see how we've improved. I got them all on this last one.



There is a second day tomorrow but I'm in pain and don't know if I want to do all of that again out in the cold for 9 hours.

Either way, I'm so excited! I worked towards something and I accomplished it.

Pennywise the Frown fucked around with this message at 00:39 on Mar 28, 2021

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Fitzy Fitz
May 14, 2005






That's really cool. I need to find a group like that for one of my hobbies.

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