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Old 11-25-2013, 08:25 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:26 PM   #362 (permalink)
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MAybe it gave someone a bang?
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #363 (permalink)
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I read last night that in several studies of 2-6 year old siblings, most of that they told their parents about their siblings was tattling.

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Old 01-24-2014, 12:35 PM   #364 (permalink)
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So this morning I was just going south in my south-going groove. The cruise was on 62 because I needed to move a little faster than usual (the needle was on 60, GPS said 62). A block of cars was coming up the on ramp, so I signalled and moved into the left lane. They got into the right lane and I was passing them more and more slowly as they picked up speed.

As I got up even with the lead car, car #2 snapped over into the left lane to get clear of that crowd and move on with his life. And the cars on the right continued to slowly get up to speed. I never quite got ahead of car #1, and it turns out he wanted to do 65. He clawed back ahead of me and slowly moved ahead. Car #3 wasn't that ambitious, so there was still room in the right lane for car #2 to snap back over there and zip up behind car #1 (so he was right next to me), waving angrily at me. Car #1 soon got far enough ahead of me for car #2 to snap left and take off.

He got off less than a mile later and I went by him while he was slowing down for the stop at the end of the off ramp.

The "look at how much flooring it really helped you" laugh was just icing. I was already quite amused by his anger at me over the merge: I was the highway traffic moving at a constant speed, he was the disorganized mob entering the road as a solid group. Apparently giving them space to enter wasn't good enough!
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:07 PM   #365 (permalink)
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It's my birthday tomorrow so I have treated myself to an Airfix BAC Lightning, new tooling FTW



and the Harrier "First and Last" limited edition.




And some rather large sheets of Correx (Corroplast) - 1sqm sheets (3ft x 3ft) from a local sign place going cheap (£11 for 5) for a neater grill block and other experiments.

Out for some Dosa's tomorrow (nyom nyom) and a new bed mattress to sleep it all off on.
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:58 PM   #366 (permalink)
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PS to my prevous post - maybe I've bought too much.

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Have you seen James May's bit about the life sized Airfix model? He also did a glider that flew the same distance as the English Channel (it went from the northern coast to a small island instead--the French were afraid to allow a British toy glider into their airspace)

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I think you missed the point I was trying to make, which is that it's not rational to do either speed or fuel economy mods for economic reasons. You do it as a form of recreation, for the fun and for the challenge.
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Our office got new coffee machines a few weeks ago, this one has several special recipes like Latte Macchiato etc.

Went around to serve a round of coffee; one of my colleagues wanted a "Wiener Melange".
"You know what - make it two. It is a big mug, it will fit".

When serving I gave him his mug: "A double Wiener for you".
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:25 PM   #370 (permalink)
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Have you seen James May's bit about the life sized Airfix model? He also did a glider that flew the same distance as the English Channel (it went from the northern coast to a small island instead--the French were afraid to allow a British toy glider into their airspace)

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Yep - the Hornby model trains ones are good - they made the model trains do a full sized rail route, and then did it again with German (yeah really!) models on the same track as competitors.

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