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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

fart simpson posted:

never remember seeing a 4700 page goldmined thread before



yeah it's kinda weird. i guess people will understand that it's the last 20 pages or so but hmm

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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

cinci zoo sniper posted:

cls: ground floor

First floor, technically

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

rotor posted:

theres no "woes" i just have this "please activate windows" thing on my videogames. I know I could fix it but between this post and the last one I've already spent more time talking about it than I have being annoyed by it.

Buy a key for 10 dollars from the guy in SA Mart who sells them. I have used him for all my computers and the ones I've built for friends and family and have had no problems. You will get the key within 5 minutes of sending him the money on PayPal

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

blame twitter not me

What's this "a name I've not heard in a long time" poo poo? You were like three years old when chris-chan was a thing

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

rotor posted:

as an aside there should be way more instrumental metal

all metal should sound like this, but without the lyrics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EyNjmspx64

all metal that doesn't sound like this sucks.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

CPColin posted:

How do I practice

u gotta take out your lower ribs

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

i don't know

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcNxYFLmp6E

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Roosevelt posted:

i had never seen 30 rock before and tonight i was watching a holiday episode with my wife. there's a part during a christmas party when liz lemon's family shows up and her dad says something like "now it's a lemon party!"

it's even better than that

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

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

i have had a computer and internet access since 2005

you were three years old in 2005, i believe.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Coffee is delicious. Unfortunately I can't drink it because caffeine hits me like crystal meth :(

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Kazinsal posted:

it’s the bizarre Eastern European poo poo that tends to explode. a gun youtuber recently fired a 50 BMG round of questionable provenance and it blew up in his face. lucky fucker lived but had to get some gnarly facial surgery

that guy was also using a really stupidly designed gun.



to quote the website, it is "the first time a production firearm has ever been inspired by social media. Designed in conjunction with YouTube celebrity Royal Nonesuch." off to a good start

look carefully at the breech and you will note that it doesn't have any sort of bolt or loading action. it is a single-shot manually loaded rifle, and the breech block is literally a threaded cap with a hole in it for the firing pin. you unscrew the cap, put in a bullet, and screw it closed. this allows it to be "the least expensive way to get into shooting .50BMG."



for comparison, here are the bolt locking lugs on a military M99 rifle that fires the same cartridge. compare the size of those lugs to the screw threads above.



someone in another thread did the math when this guy's video first posted and the screw threads are rated for about ehhh 130% of the expected chamber pressure of a regular .50 BMG cartridge. meaning it will stay together as long as you don't have an unusually hot round for some reason. fortunately all bullets are made exactly the same and they always go off with exactly the same predictable pressure no matter where they were made or where you bought them from or how they were stored for the last couple of decade so who needs more than a 30% safety factor?

and hey, don't forget this thing is the least expensive way of detonating a .50 caliber cartridge inside a something resembling a rifle shooting .50 BMG!

Sagebrush fucked around with this message at 23:37 on Aug 1, 2021

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

cinci zoo sniper posted:

:wtc:

how could you decide it’s a good idea to fire something with a fallout 4 .50cal designed by some youtuber

the design reminds me of a PTRD-41, a ww2 soviet anti-tank rifle that also looks like it's made out of a gas pipe. it is more than 2 meters long.



it was made in soviet factories in the middle of the second world war and operated by conscripts in the mud and snow and fired a 14mm cartridge that is still used today to shoot down light aircraft. and they still figured out how to make it not blow up in your face.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Plastics are extraordinarily useful materials and just saying durr we have to shut down the plastics industry is a non-solution.

Instead simply put a large deposit on every single consumer plastic object that is sold, to encourage and fund recycling. Every plastic deli container gets you 15 cents. A plastic fork is worth a nickel.

Where possible, plastic objects should be transitioned to biodegradable equivalents, of course. Stamped bamboo cutlery and paper straws, for instance.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

yeah well you're not meant to last on 3 hours of sleep either but here we are

You are choosing to do this to yourself.

In general it takes about three weeks to make or break a simple habit like your bedtime. If you start getting in bed at 11pm, turning off the lights, putting away your phone and just lying there doing nothing, you will start falling asleep at that time. No it will not happen the first day instantly. You will probably have to spend at least a week lying there bored in the dark for 4 hours until your brain gives up, and then things will start to reset. But if you wuss out and start playing with your phone you have ruined it and will have to start the whole process again the next night.

You have the power to change this.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

endlessmonotony posted:

Yeah but none of our solutions help with the underlying disorders anyway. This one needs a specialist doctor and those are a bit difficult with the NHS right now.

Generic-rear end bullshit helps nobody, it's only good for looking pompous online.

If hbag goes to a specialty sleep doctor, the first thing they're going to ask is "are you keeping your brain active by doing stuff with your computer or phone in bed way past the time you would like to be asleep? First stop doing that."

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

fart simpson posted:

im getting ready for bed as we speak, with literal decades of experience under my belt

Sshh! The master is about to begin

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

When you have several different foods on one plate, do you eat all of one before moving on to the next, or do you go back and forth?

I'm a back and forth kind of guy myself

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Today I saw a slammed Civic with a fart cannon and tinted windows driven by an Asian lady, with license plate IM WAIFU.

Props to her

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Whenever hbag isn't here, all the other posters should be asking "where's hbag?"

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

that's a solid idea. i went flying today and it was very pleasant.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

i didn't take any. just practicing different types of takeoffs and landings for a bit to stay sharp.

here is the flight track though

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

i think it's certainly better than being in the back of an airliner, yes.

the most dramatic differences my passengers have commented on are how quick a takeoff is (maybe 10 seconds from lining up until you're airborne); the much wider view of everything around you; how sharp and detailed things look from the low altitude you're flying; and that experiencing a landing from the front seat is nerve-wracking because it looks and feels like you're flying straight into the ground.

(which you are, i guess. you just have to flatten out and pull up at exactly the right moment)

see if there's a flight school in your area! usually they have something called a "discovery flight" that costs like $150-200 where they put you in the left seat with an instructor and you go up and basically do the first lesson.

CPColin posted:

What happened on that one wide pattern?

a faster plane was coming in from the right side of the image, so the controller had me turn to slot in behind them.

Sagebrush fucked around with this message at 01:17 on Aug 3, 2021

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

like a spaceframe ultralight?



i encountered a guy flying something like that without a radio at a very congested airport. technically legal, but stupid.

depending on the specific design you might not even need a pilot's license to operate one of those, though without a license you basically can't fly over any buildings or built-up areas or into any controlled airports or at night or with passengers and on and on.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Sniep posted:

oh man imagine if you dropped your iPhone

https://i.imgur.com/QEj7z7R.mp4

CPColin posted:

I probably should have been able to guess that haha

one time i was coming in on base, first in line to land, and there was a bonanza or something on about a 5 mile final

tower: "bonanza 69Q, reduce your airspeed."
69Q: "roger, we'll slow down, 69Q"
tower: "yeah you're coming in behind a 152 on long right base and he's..."
(break)
tower: "...forty knots slower than you."

like drat dude. you don't have to do me dirty like that

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

RokosCockatrice posted:

Here's what a 3 year old who needs to take a nap looks like when they resist change well into their 20's, a man picking picking fights with an established sleep scientist over a variety of minutia in a book about please stop depriving yourself of sleep: https://guzey.com/books/why-we-sleep/



lmao

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

so in the uk if you don't have a driver's license or passport you just...have no photo id?

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

i mean what else am i going to use

usually the government can issue a plain old photo id card with your picture and birthday on it so you can buy beer without having to get a driver's license or passport.

e: yeah like that thing smoka posted

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

apparently you can get something called a "citizencard" in the uk as an alternative photo id card that does not let you travel or drive.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

is 9 AM, i got 3 hours of sleep
do i get up now or try and sleep longer
i was up for 8 hours yesterday on 14 hours of sleep

Stay up, go out to the park or something and be active outdoors (at least avoid sitting or being near your bed), and power through until 10 pm or so and crash. This is how people
hard-reset jet lag and it kinda works

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

i have this thing stuck on my screen for some reason



it's in the foreground and the page scrolls behind it but i can't click on it

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

gently caress, i'm really gonna miss Milwaukee’s Best Premium Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor Henry Weinhard’s Private Reserve.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

1am is a reasonable time to sleep. actually do it and shut off all your devices and don't use them in bed. put them on the other side of the room.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Jonny 290 posted:

this is such loving horseshit

yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap

last i checked the company pays you in dollars, not in some arbitrarily decided idea of what lifestyle you should be able to afford.

if i choose to live in a mansion i can barely afford or a wine barrel in the marketplace that is none of the company's loving business.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

I'm gonna 3D print some things.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

jesus WEP posted:

what kind of a 3d printer do you have

I have a Prusa i3 with a few mods. I installed a hardened plated nozzle so that i can print fiber-reinforced filaments, I built in a Raspberry Pi so it can be on my network, and I reprinted all the orange parts with pistachio green and replaced the blue-and-white LCD screen with a red-and-black one so that it looks like a soviet era geiger counter.


Pile Of Garbage posted:

hey sagebrush i saw this video and was wondering if you could have a look, what percentage of this is just existing IFR poo poo that already existed only cranked up on precision?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNm8N4vXWt0

thanks in advance

it looks like a differential GPS system. you install a ground station at a known surveyed point and it receives GPS positioning data from the satellites, then compares what it's getting to its known location and broadcasts correction values to nearby receivers so they can accommodate for space weather and other error sources and increase precision. that is pretty common in surveying and some other fields.

the precision landing stuff is different from how it's currently done. a traditional ILS, whether on the ground or on a carrier, has narrow beam radio transmitters lined up with the runway and the plane follows the beams to land. GPS approaches are common these days, but i don't think there are GPS RNAV approaches that will actually get you right onto the runway -- they will all have a minimum decision altitude where if you are on the approach and you hit e.g. 500 feet AGL and you still don't see the runway through the fog, you have to abort the landing because the GPS position isn't guaranteed to be precise enough for a touchdown. there are ILS systems (category 3) that can guide a plane right down to 0 feet, but they require expensive precision transmitters on the field and so are only seen at big airports that regularly have heavy weather.

so basically i think the idea here is to use a ground station transmitting to nearby aircraft to improve GPS accuracy enough to enable ILS landings at any location -- particularly relevant to the VTOL F-35s they are showing in the video -- without having to install the fancy transmitters. there's also probably some security benefit over existing deployable ILS systems, since an ILS is literally a radio beacon shining into the sky saying "this is the exact location of the runway" while this GPS thing could be used over an encrypted datalink.

that's my interpretation :shrug:

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

If I were in your situation I wouldn't be raising the question of post quality

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

Achmed Jones posted:

why would they shave anything for diving?

right? everyone knows that diving energy comes from the hair

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

my ublock origin crapped out and had to be reinstalled for some reason, so this is your periodic reminder to include

www.youtube.com##.ytp-scroll-min.ytp-pause-overlay

in your custom filters list. it removes the infuriating "more videos" thing that obscure the bottom of the window every time you pause.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

hbag posted:

i cant swim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O54DLlyU_io

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Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

we spent every summer canoeing and kayaking so my parents made us learn to swim from like age 2. in retrospect i wish i'd done the lifeguard certifications because that's a killer job for a teenager. oh well.

it is strange to me though when an adult literally cannot swim. i know there can be a class/culture thing there (or at least urban/rural) but it is still odd. there's so much water in the world

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