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Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/26/17 5:41 p.m.

In reply to stanger_missle :

 

Catch?  I usually call him over and say "Hey check this out!"

 

Did a perfect reverse 180 one time.  No tire track separation between front and rear.

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
12/26/17 6:43 p.m.

Today i learned that the craigslist guy that starts with "wat u bottom dolla" will actually show up and hand over the offer he made before knowing anything about the vehicle. 

stanger_missle
stanger_missle Dork
12/26/17 7:38 p.m.
Gaunt596 said:
stanger_missle said:

TIL that when you think nobody is looking, your boss will walk out and catch you doing snow donuts in the parking lot behind work.

Oops LOL

But was it worth it?

Totally laugh

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
12/26/17 9:17 p.m.

rightclicking images(photos) y'all submit(threads) can be saved to......... the 'puter sweet!!!

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/27/17 5:52 a.m.

TIL that i should not try to cook anything just after waking up.  I literally just screwed up the process of boiling water.  High end ramen noodles with poached egg rendered inedible.  Now the house reeks of burnt i-don't-know-what and my food expectant stomach is screaming at me.

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
12/27/17 10:34 p.m.

TIL that a cutting bit is all the difference between damn my lathe sucks and holy E36 M3 I love my lathe. 

RossD
RossD MegaDork
12/28/17 7:33 a.m.

TIL (actually YIL) that when we get two or three days straight of subzero temperatures, our attached garage is too cold for our bunny. She was very lethargic, the grain was still in her bowl after a day, and after my wife (the horse vet) looked her over notice the water was frozen!

We make sure the kids are fine in the house for a couple of minutes, and we move the hutch to the basement... and the bunny was looking normal this morning.

NickD
NickD UltraDork
12/28/17 8:27 a.m.

TIL that Dinty Moore is the beer of meals. God, I have that stupid jingle stuck in my head.

slantvaliant
slantvaliant UltraDork
12/28/17 11:19 a.m.

I learned that my "tactical" flashlight uses some kind of PWM / frequency shift to dim the LED.   I was watching my new 3D printer (Thanks, Santa!) and wanted to look at the print head.  With the light on its dimmest mode, the fan appeared to be crawling.  I switched the brightness up a bit, and the fan looked to be turning much faster.  Brightest = normal fan blur.  

Cool.  

I'd never thought about how one dims an LED.  

The safety guy in me thinks this is a good tidbit to know.

NickD
NickD UltraDork
12/28/17 11:36 a.m.
slantvaliant said:

I learned that my "tactical" flashlight uses some kind of PWM / frequency shift to dim the LED.   I was watching my new 3D printer (Thanks, Santa!) and wanted to look at the print head.  With the light on its dimmest mode, the fan appeared to be crawling.  I switched the brightness up a bit, and the fan looked to be turning much faster.  Brightest = normal fan blur.  

Cool.  

I'd never thought about how one dims an LED.  

The safety guy in me thinks this is a good tidbit to know.

That's why when you see video footage of cars with LED brake lights, it always looks like the brake lights are flickering on and off.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/28/17 8:04 p.m.

TIL that I have the same birthday as Walter Rohrl.

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
12/29/17 9:36 p.m.

TIL that there are many members of the general public who don't understand what scientists do.  They think that googling what is already known about a subject constitutes "research" or "study" equivalent to conducting original research on that topic.

https://twitter.com/BaumerKori/status/946858899365400576  indecision

dculberson
dculberson PowerDork
12/29/17 10:40 p.m.

He’s thinking of the coelacanth. I hope. Just mistaken as to what fish. 

JoeyM
JoeyM Mod Squad
12/30/17 8:28 a.m.
dculberson said:

He’s thinking of the coelacanth. I hope. Just mistaken as to what fish. 

Yes, that's right.....on both counts surprise

wae
wae Dork
12/30/17 9:36 a.m.

TIL that while I can summon a pizza, a rental car, a cab, or even a whole container of squishy foam dolls all the way from China with nothing more than my phone, getting a kid to bring me a couple ibuprofen and a glass of water from downstairs is just not a supported application of technology.

nutherjrfan
nutherjrfan Dork
12/30/17 11:18 a.m.
Knurled. said:

TIL that i should not try to cook anything just after waking up.  I literally just screwed up the process of boiling water.  High end ramen noodles with poached egg rendered inedible.  Now the house reeks of burnt i-don't-know-what and my food expectant stomach is screaming at me.

These should work just as well with high-end ramen too?  Watching ramen boil is for the weak. wink

 

Dusterbd13
Dusterbd13 MegaDork
12/30/17 11:53 a.m.

Today i learned that 2 inches deeper in the hole just isn't worth the effort. 

759NRNG
759NRNG Dork
12/30/17 12:06 p.m.

TIL about the ruptured duck .....

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair UltimaDork
12/30/17 4:21 p.m.
Dusterbd13 said:

Today i learned that the craigslist guy that starts with "wat u bottom dolla" will actually show up and hand over the offer he made before knowing anything about the vehicle. 

I usually give that guy a fake address

Wally
Wally MegaDork
12/30/17 4:23 p.m.

Suggesting our new, very quiet all electric buses have a speaker that makes the Jetzon’s space car noise is a dumb idea and should not be forwarded up the ladder.

Dirtydog
Dirtydog Reader
12/30/17 5:30 p.m.

TIL that my new to me Volvo is a hoot while misbehaving in the snow in an open parking lot.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/30/17 5:46 p.m.
Wally said:

Suggesting our new, very quiet all electric buses have a speaker that makes the Jetzon’s space car noise is a dumb idea and should not be forwarded up the ladder.

If I had an electric car, I would DO that.

 

TIL that I think I have sleep apnea.  Ugh.  Mom had it so bad that she had some sort of reconstructive surgery in the back of her throat.  Woke up this morning and the back of my throat was numb and I couldn't swallow anything.  Then I fell back asleep for something like six hours.

 

It would explain why I feel so damn tired all the time.

 

Wally
Wally MegaDork
12/30/17 5:54 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

If you do get tested. My father, brother and I have it and getting treated made an unbelievable difference in our lives.

fasted58
fasted58 MegaDork
12/30/17 5:58 p.m.

In reply to Knurled. :

Without sleep clinic testing, you know you have sleep apnea when your SO elbows you in the ribs saying you just scared the crap outta her, you quit breathing. BTDT

best to get tested at a clinic, there are home tests now too.

Knurled.
Knurled. MegaDork
12/30/17 6:24 p.m.
fasted58 said:

In reply to Knurled. :

Without sleep clinic testing, you know you have sleep apnea when your SO elbows you in the ribs saying you just scared the crap outta her, you quit breathing. BTDT

 

I know I snore loudly because when I was at a couple different national level rallycrosses a couple years ago, the people i was rooming with were complaining loudly.  Almost as loudly as I snore, I guess.

 

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