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Forum: Off-Topic Discussion Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Botnst
Got the second eye done today. My vision with...

Got the second eye done today. My vision with both eyes is already pretty sharp. I go for follow-up tomorrow afternoon.

Previous eye follow-up had me at better than 20/20. Hoping the same for #2....
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-03-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Botnst
Be like IKEAman.

Be like IKEAman.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-03-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 83
Posted By Botnst
Cyborg Research

DAROA is funding research to create neural implants that will replace injured neuroreceptors. https://www.darpa.mil/attachments/NESDIndustryProfiles_Final.pdf

Interesting times.

Iíd like an...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-03-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By Botnst
It takes the entire entry ramp plus a mile to get...

It takes the entire entry ramp plus a mile to get a naturally aspirated diesel W123 up to cruise speed. Much clatter and smoke. Not enough g’s to wrinkle the Naugahyde.

Yeah, people do remarkable...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-03-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By Botnst
Youíre right. And that would result in the kid...

Youíre right. And that would result in the kid learning an awful lot about wrenching. Double bonus.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 08-02-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,102
Posted By Botnst
W-123 diesel. Hotrod that! Patience is a virtue.

W-123 diesel. Hotrod that! Patience is a virtue.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-31-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigesimal ...

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vigesimal

Base twenty looks useful for barefoot counting.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-31-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Botnst
Lenses will last longer than me. They donít wear...

Lenses will last longer than me. They donít wear out.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Botnst
Isnít that the truth! :) This is not an...

Isnít that the truth! :)

This is not an important accomplishment for PhD astronomers. It hardly deserves a footnote.

The most important impact of the news is that two kids can make a...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Botnst
That’s one of the outcomes my doc told...

That’s one of the outcomes my doc told me—essentially a dry-eye syndrome.

Tom, the benefit is so great I’ll take dry eyes! I absolutely HATED being unable to read a measuring tape to no better...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
I wonder why nobody went base five? And why only...

I wonder why nobody went base five? And why only integer bases? I donít know enough to address the question but my imagination tells me a base(transcendental number) might make math interesting...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By Botnst
Shyte, if I could get an arrow close enough to...

Shyte, if I could get an arrow close enough to blow out a candle, I’m claiming a hit!
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
Hey, thatís pretty neat. I know next to nothing...

Hey, thatís pretty neat. I know next to nothing of Egyptian mythology so you have measurably increased it. Were ancient Egyptians base twelve, also?
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By Botnst
It puts the lotion on its skin.

It puts the lotion on its skin.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 183
Posted By Botnst
Lens replacement

My cataracts got so bad I was having double vision. So I had lens replacement surgery yesterday on one eye and next week, the other eye.

The ophthalmologist got me high as a kite on Prince Valium...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-29-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By Botnst
Student with a future

Imagine how proud their families and friends must be!

https://amp.www.complex.com/life/2020/07/indian-schoolgirls-10th-grade-discover-earth-bound-asteroid
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
Your observation may explain why base twelve was...

Your observation may explain why base twelve was adopted by the earliest Mesopotamian cultures. Planetary astronomy really messed with their heads. It almost works to divide 365 by 12 and get 30...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-12-2020, 08:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
I know, right?!! Buying two sets of crescent...

I know, right?!!

Buying two sets of crescent wrenches is a pain.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 07-09-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 984
Posted By Botnst
Metric

This made me laugh out loud! I know itís silly. I also much prefer the metric system (actually, SI more generally). But sill...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-29-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
I can see me doing exactly that. The...

I can see me doing exactly that.

The Toughbook I used was in conjunction with aerial photography. We cut a hole in a C-182 amphib under the cargo shelf. The toughbook was tied to the camera and...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-27-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
Exactly. Plus, if wanted a general purpose...

Exactly.

Plus, if wanted a general purpose laptop Iíd stay in the Mac fold. Thatís all Iíve owned personally since my Apple //+.

I used to use Unix and could put myself through the misery of...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-27-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
You busted me! Yeah, Iíve lost my mind....

You busted me! Yeah, Iíve lost my mind. Hopefully in a good way.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-27-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
Ah. Great information based on experience. Thanks.

Ah. Great information based on experience. Thanks.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-27-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
Dell seems very much targeted on big accounts....

Dell seems very much targeted on big accounts. When I was in fedgov we had to write-up excuses NOT to buy a Dell. But Dell offered a good array of different configurations and our geek department was...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Botnst
I continue to use my Steihl gas powered limb saw...

I continue to use my Steihl gas powered limb saw because limb cutting doesnít demand near the strength nor endurance as cutting up 36Ē oak and hickory. We had a tornado last year and lost dozens of...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-13-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By Botnst
Thatís what I have. Clearly, I donít put constant...

Thatís what I have. Clearly, I donít put constant industrial use on them. Iíve had no problems.

My chainsaw is a Cobalt. Prior to this, all I owned were stiehl and they were fine. Iím older now...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-01-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
Thanks, I will take a look.

Thanks, I will take a look.
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 06-01-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,062
Posted By Botnst
Laptop Opinions

Iím a Mac guy generally but I find myself needing a Winders machine for astronomy software.

Processing imagery is a prime memory hog so Iíll need a large amount of memory and storage. I wonít...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 05-14-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 267
Posted By Botnst
Tesla Tuners

https://electrek.co/2020/05/14/elon-musk-tesla-tuners/amp/

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Some of the best-known ones include Unplugged Performance and T-Sportline.

During an interview on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Tesla...
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion 03-10-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,423
Posted By Botnst
I have shot a good .303 and found it very...

I have shot a good .303 and found it very comfortable to shoot and dead-on accurate at the range max of 150 yds. It beats the pants off a K98 derivative for a second shot. British infantry soldiers...
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