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D’oh! 143,289 Views / 431 Replies  
D’oh!
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 04:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I should have seen this coming. I got rid of... 143,289 Views / 431 Replies  
I should have seen this coming.

I got rid of the duplicate butterflies since we don’t negotiate with butterfly terrorists, but the real butterfly disappears when it flies in front of the gas...
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
One will work for pollen, but the other two want... 143,289 Views / 431 Replies  
One will work for pollen, but the other two want scale.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 09:12 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Maybe? :) I mean, “space” sounds are sounds,... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Maybe? :)

I mean, “space” sounds are sounds, no? To me, this sound of a rocket sounds suspiciously like… a rocket.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 08:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I figure it’s sound from an actual rocket launch.... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
I figure it’s sound from an actual rocket launch. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen one, but that’s what I remember the ascent sounding like.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 05:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nifty! Similar to the sound they use in the show. 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Nifty! Similar to the sound they use in the show.
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Check this butterfly fucking flying into my mask.... 143,289 Views / 431 Replies  
Check this butterfly fucking flying into my mask.

https://imgur.com/ntrwiJO.jpg

https://imgur.com/eYaHt8M.jpg
Posted by subego, on Yesterday at 03:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I was imagining less like tracking and more like... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
I was imagining less like tracking and more like modeling. If it’s far enough away from a big source of gravity the bullets go where the gun is pointed. That’s easy to model.

Gravity makes it...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A lakefront high-rise would make it a lot more... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
A lakefront high-rise would make it a lot more fun.

I’m close enough to the lake it’s a short walk to see it, but failing that the sky is blocked and it’s just lots of noise.

A few years back I...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 05:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I feel like GEICO does night/weekend claims. ... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
I feel like GEICO does night/weekend claims.

Never dealt with rentals, but I imagine they could send me out to the airport for 24 hour service.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 03:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This reminds me. Air show this week. The... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
This reminds me. Air show this week.

The Blue Angels are not spooky quiet. :(
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 03:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My own experience is it’s been impossible to get... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
My own experience is it’s been impossible to get right accidentally. With a tight grip, the thumb is too far forward. The “natural” way to do it is to loosen your grip to let the gun pivot forward....
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 03:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ouch! Neck okay? I got a pretty minor tap and... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
Ouch! Neck okay? I got a pretty minor tap and three days later my neck was a mess.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 03:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Similar to the gate, my ex used to leave her... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
Similar to the gate, my ex used to leave her pants on the floor.

Now, I get being lazy. I also get not wanting to bend over to pick something up. My back is a disaster. I saw a scene in a movie...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
This is precisely why. If you need a key to lock... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
This is precisely why. If you need a key to lock it, you can’t lock yourself out.

Along those lines, I used to live in an apartment with a back gate. The type which needed a key on both sides....
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only thing I can think of which potentially... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
The only thing I can think of which potentially challenges this idea is I have never been able to thumb-cock a gun without looking like a dork. It’s smooth enough in movies I assume that gets...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 02:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Haha. A-10 goes BRRRRRT 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Haha. A-10 goes BRRRRRT
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 01:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When I got locked out as a kid I’d go to the... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
When I got locked out as a kid I’d go to the neighbors. They’d let me on the roof and I’d pop one of our top floor windows which were never locked.

I would have had keys at 9-10 because that’s...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If I crave sweets, I just drink more. I can put... 191 Views / 8 Replies  
If I crave sweets, I just drink more. I can put down a gallon a day.

For whatever reason I only crave real sweets after a meal.

Pure Leaf was what I’d get for people at work.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 01:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am on team never, ever lock the doorknob. ... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
I am on team never, ever lock the doorknob.

Deadbolt4lyfe.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 01:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I used to have a constant infusion of Snapple or... 191 Views / 8 Replies  
I used to have a constant infusion of Snapple or Arizona diet Arnie Palmers. Still do when I can’t cut the MD with ice. Only like minimal fizz.

Prefer the Snapple.
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 01:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I still have the light on for the water pouring... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
I still have the light on for the water pouring sideways on Ceres. To me, that was the holy grail of sci-fi TV.

My dad noted the compressed time for a lot of these space actions, like the...
Posted by subego, on Aug 16, 2022 at 09:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hmmm… good point. That’s in the tracers’... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Hmmm… good point.

That’s in the tracers’ favor, since instead of exploding, which would make space shrapnel, we want the bullet to consume itself.

Curse this show! ;)
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 09:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My batting average sucks but it won’t stop me... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
My batting average sucks but it won’t stop me from swinging. :)

Tracers. The show loves them some tracers.

From what I understand, space is a nearly ideal ballistic environment. Nothing to slow...
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 07:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick had a beard he... 406,872 Views / 1,039 Replies  
When Rick Nielsen from Cheap Trick had a beard he used to braid his house key into it.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 05:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent point! I honestly had no idea this was... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Excellent point! I honestly had no idea this was part of the package. I thought it was just heat.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 05:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Drinking exclusively diet soda has done this on... 191 Views / 8 Replies  
Drinking exclusively diet soda has done this on my end. Regular soda is unpleasantly sweet to me. Of the numerous MD varieties, the only diet one I’ve found is Baja Blast. It’s… okay.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 04:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
But Why? 191 Views / 8 Replies  
https://imgur.com/57muX5A.jpg
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 04:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Thankfully, mine are hardwired. I’m sure it... 178 Views / 5 Replies  
Thankfully, mine are hardwired. I’m sure it wouldn’t work otherwise.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 03:10 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Not admitting guilt is very different than making... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
Not admitting guilt is very different than making a claim one knows is likely false.

The latter is known as lying, which is what the haters accuse him of.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s why I’m drawing a distinction between “I... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
That’s why I’m drawing a distinction between “I did not pull the trigger” versus “I do not remember pulling the trigger”.

With the former, he insists he has no memory fog. He was likely presented...
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 03:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Prediction: Space Mormons never catch a break. 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Prediction: Space Mormons never catch a break.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The main controversy at the moment (as I see it)... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
The main controversy at the moment (as I see it) is Baldwin insisting he didn’t pull the trigger when he totally did.
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 02:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Now that warning I get. Also use Airports... 178 Views / 5 Replies  
Now that warning I get.

Also use Airports and have zero desire to change. Very pissed when Apple dumped it.

I use Airplay for “whole apartment audio” too. I’ve got a lifetime supply of Airport...
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 01:48 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The firing rate is dependent on how quickly the... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
The firing rate is dependent on how quickly the action can extract what’s left of the previous round (if it’s not caseless) and shove in a new one. Put the same action on a single barrel and it will...
Posted by subego, on Aug 15, 2022 at 01:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ve never gotten it. Maybe it’s your Wi-Fi... 178 Views / 5 Replies  
I’ve never gotten it.

Maybe it’s your Wi-Fi access point? Are you using Airport(s)?

Edit: or your router.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 11:38 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I dig the space combat! :) I only have a... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
I dig the space combat! :)

I only have a bone-and-a-half to pick.

The full bone is the rotary cannons. Without the benefit of convection a rotary design makes little sense. An actively cooled...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 09:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I want to clarify, this isn’t meant as an excuse... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
I want to clarify, this isn’t meant as an excuse to be lax with safety. Make all kinds of changes to protocol and add beyond whatever additional effort is needed to make sure it doesn’t happen again....
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 08:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very... 374 Views / 25 Replies  
He didn’t even force anyone to shoot him. Very courteous.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 06:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There’s immense time pressure on a set. In... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
There’s immense time pressure on a set.

In terms of verifying dummies are actually dummies, this particular gun is a worst case scenario. Since the cylinder doesn’t swing out, each round needs to...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A couple minor clarifications. 1) Per the... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
A couple minor clarifications.

1) Per the Variety article from last year, the theory is they were brought into the rental house as known live rounds, and the rental house let them get mixed up....
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 03:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
The only thing which makes it relevant to me it is his insistence he didn’t, which is untrue.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 02:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Baldwin haters are now accusing him of lying. ... 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
Baldwin haters are now accusing him of lying.

My first response was to reject that. I mean, I know how memory works, and I’m automatically skeptical of an analysis from someone with an axe to...
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 04:51 AM, in MacNN Lounge
It’s like, duh. 26,008 Views / 203 Replies  
It’s like, duh.
Posted by subego, on Aug 14, 2022 at 04:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, an actual belt-feed system could require... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
Well, an actual belt-feed system could require any number of steps along the feed path to reload, but if she was out of ammo she’d also be out of belt.

So it uses a magazine or something, which...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My plan was to start spoiler blocking. :) ... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
My plan was to start spoiler blocking. :)

The numbers of the episodes don’t show up, so it’s hard to keep track. We just got to the part where Mao flips from “we’re torturing CHILDREN” to “no,...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The more I think about it, the more I agree. :) ... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
The more I think about it, the more I agree. :)

If they can work out the feed mechanism, recoil compensation, and cooling, the Goliath cannon would be a devastating weapon in a boarding action.
...
Posted by subego, on Aug 13, 2022 at 03:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :) 374 Views / 25 Replies  
After a quick skim, I felt I did okay. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 12, 2022 at 01:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that said, hit me with a different percentage... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
All that said, hit me with a different percentage or set of percentages, and I can run those numbers. :)
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2022 at 06:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s where my model puts it at 2300. I didn’t... 2,048 Views / 140 Replies  
That’s where my model puts it at 2300. I didn’t write it, but I assume it’s extrapolated from historical trends.

The rotary design implies a sustained, high rate of fire. At 6.2mm you couldn’t...
Posted by subego, on Aug 11, 2022 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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