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NickD
NickD MegaDork
1/29/22 7:50 a.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to Stampie :

Well...  Voltage shocks, current burns.  3VDC is enough to kill you if applied directly to the heart.  Edison electrocuted an elephant with DC to promote his AC systems as safer, and it wasn't all that much voltage to do it.

You got that backwards. Edison was the big DC guy and was trying to discredit Tesla/Westinghouse's AC systems. Edison killed the elephant with AC (it was also 6600V) partially to try and discredit Nikola Tesla/Westinghouse, but more just to promote his film company. By that point the Current War was pretty much over and it was becoming obvious that Tesla had resoundingly won. Particularly ironic was earlier, when NY State approached Edison for a new way to perform executions, Edison bought Westinghouse AC gear to prove his point, only for repeated attempts to fail to kill the guy. Westinghouse promptly crowed that AC was so safe, it wouldn't kill someone even when intentionally used to kill them.

Sorry, Nikola Tesla is one of my favorite historical figures, and I love the subject of the Current Wars.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/29/22 10:45 a.m.

In reply to NickD :

D'oh!  You're right, I had it bass ackwards. 

Guess I have had too much of Edison's medicine.

 

(and now I will be looking for that song in the shop today)

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/29/22 7:32 p.m.

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Antihero (Forum Supporter)
Antihero (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
1/29/22 7:35 p.m.

I've enjoyed watching NBA games a lot this month because all the stars were out and they had a lot of g-league guys playing. I like watching the underdog play like hell and greatly enjoyed the AAF for the same reason.

But watching actual g league games is boring

 

Greg Smith (Forum Supporter)
Greg Smith (Forum Supporter) Dork
1/29/22 7:50 p.m.

It took me until yesterday to watch Ford vs. Ferrari

Getting that many vehicles in for live filming was truly impressive!

Ford v Ferrari: How They Shot All Those Cool Racing Scenes (caranddriver.com) 
...apologies for the link to a non-GRM publication, but it's a quick read & publicly available. Besides, while I love and subscribe to GRM & CM, I'm not above reading other magazines too!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/29/22 8:07 p.m.

In reply to Jimmyjax :

I think red headed women taste good.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/29/22 10:10 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Even this one?

 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/29/22 10:13 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

I built a couple models of that when I was younger.  One of my faves.

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/30/22 2:28 a.m.

Few people know about Al Williams' Gulfhawk IV.  3,000lbs(!) lighter than the standard F8F Bearcat.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/30/22 9:31 a.m.
Appleseed said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Even this one?

 

I'll let that one slide because Biplane. Even though the retractable landing gear just seems wrong to me.

I'm more of a Stearman guy.

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/30/22 3:13 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Not even this one?

 

Or this one?

 

Or even this one?

Just checking.

Hanging out at the GF's house this weekend. She has to work all day so I've been working on her Jeep and some small maintenance items around the house (changing light bulbs, etc).

Got all of that done so what does every self respecting dude do now? Get wine drunk, listen to crappy '90s music and hang out with her cats of course!

Streetwiseguy
Streetwiseguy MegaDork
1/30/22 3:46 p.m.
Noddaz said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Not even this one?

 

Or this one?

 

Or even this one?

Just checking.

They would all look far better without that color scheme.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/30/22 7:30 p.m.

In reply to Streetwiseguy :

Agreed. 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/30/22 9:55 p.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:
Appleseed said:
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

I've never liked Gulf livery. 
 

Even this one?

 

I'll let that one slide because Biplane. Even though the retractable landing gear just seems wrong to me.

I'm more of a Stearman guy.

Why must you hate Staggerwings? laugh

Azryael
Azryael HalfDork
1/31/22 12:40 a.m.

With the latest addition to my family, I really want a wagon, something manual and good for long trips.

Beer Baron
Beer Baron MegaDork
1/31/22 6:54 a.m.
Azryael said:

With the latest addition to my family, I really want a wagon, something manual and good for long trips.

Without any kids, I really want a wagon, something manual and good for long trips.

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/31/22 9:09 a.m.

I'm probably going to end up with my hamstrings cut by the barn kittens as they throw themselves at my legs and climb up my pants. 
 

Good thing that the current weather conditions are not cargo shorts suitable, or I'd have bled out by now. 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/31/22 9:12 a.m.

In reply to Karacticus :

On the bright side, the cold air should slow down the blood flow. 

Karacticus
Karacticus GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/31/22 9:20 a.m.
Woody (Forum Supportum) said:

In reply to Karacticus :

On the bright side, the cold air should slow down the blood flow. 

I'm probably getting a toxoplasmosis inoculation out of this as well.
Or infection. 
 

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/1/22 7:12 a.m.

February may be the shortest month of the year, but Dry January is, by far, the longest. 

Tax refund got deposited today so I've been stalking FB looking for 2007+ CVPIs. A local dealer that buys them from auction has like 12+ cars right now. I know the 2007+ got better suspension and the 2009s are the last year before drive-by-wire. What else should I be looking for?

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
2/1/22 4:34 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

2005 started drive by wire. 2003 got a slightly different suspension than the 02. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
2/1/22 4:36 p.m.
stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) said:

Tax refund got deposited today so I've been stalking FB looking for 2007+ CVPIs. A local dealer that buys them from auction has like 12+ cars right now. I know the 2007+ got better suspension and the 2009s are the last year before drive-by-wire. What else should I be looking for?

I know little about cop cars, but you get 100 Internet Points for correctly saying "tax refund" instead of "tax return".

 

Mr. Peabody
Mr. Peabody MegaDork
2/1/22 4:50 p.m.
stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) said:

Tax refund

First thing I thought... Duke's going to be happy with that

I keep getting sidetracked in my search for a black 9C1/3 and start considering other, usually more expensive, cars. The latest is a Regal GS 6spd manual. Nice car. Probably too nice for me.

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