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Jan 25, 2018, 04:02 PM
 
I’ve been lucky enough only to spin out intentionally, however I did manage to wreck a transmission while doing it once.

I know this is hard to believe, but I think it was actually the car’s fault. AWD was still new and they hadn’t worked all the kinks out.
     
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Jan 25, 2018, 05:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
It’s like, if you’ve been gifted with the talent to pull off that kinda Mario Kart shit, how do you **** up that badly in the first place?
Running baldies on morning ice

2/32 junk em
     
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Jan 25, 2018, 07:52 PM
 
Wow, nice recovery and amazing no other cars got hit. Looks like SoCal.
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Jan 26, 2018, 12:20 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
Running baldies on morning ice

2/32 junk em
That looks like English, but it’s obviously in some ridiculous language I don’t understand.
     
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Jan 26, 2018, 10:28 AM
 
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=197

A baldy is when the tread is so worn (2/32 inch) that it's time to replace for safety reasons.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 08:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by And.reg View Post
https://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiret...jsp?techid=197

A baldy is when the tread is so worn (2/32 inch) that it's time to replace for safety reasons.
Thank you.

The fact that 2/32 is a measurement fits in perfectly with the "random ridiculousness" theme of the thread.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 01:36 PM
 
Shouldn't that be 1/16th?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 01:42 PM
 
If we’re trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 02:06 PM
 
Actually that would be greatest common factor.

Common denominator tells you if you can add (the numerators of two or more separate) fractions together.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 02:21 PM
 
I was thinking when I posted that I could be wrong.

Then I decided I didn’t care.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 03:21 PM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I was thinking when I posted that I could be wrong.

Then I decided I didn’t care.
It was a nice play on high-brow humour.
     
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Jan 27, 2018, 05:20 PM
 
Why, thank you!
     
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Jan 28, 2018, 02:54 PM
 
Senior woman here is a serial stowaway. Last week she got all the way to London before getting turned back.

They barred her from the airport for that, aaaaaaaand she just got arrested again.

At the airport.
     
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Jan 28, 2018, 03:43 PM
 
A Chicago judge recently declared her a “flight risk”. story

As she's not a threat to anyone, she gets released. Until she flies to another city. No doubt she'd be doing serious time if she was in a different ethnic group.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 01:29 AM
 
Watch this car chase takedown around the 24:00 mark and compare it to 2008 Chevy Malibu ad.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlrWHyPKgoo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL946vRUDJg
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Jan 29, 2018, 09:16 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Shouldn't that be 1/16th?
Tire tread depth is expressed in 32nds. Tires typically start at around 11-13 32nds and when you're down below 5 you need to start thinking about replacing them. I have a tread depth gauge that reads out in 32nds.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 09:22 AM
 
Some of us just use millimetres you bloody savage.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 10:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Some of us just use millimetres you bloody savage.
"Some"?
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 11:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by Waragainstsleep View Post
Some of us just use millimetres you bloody savage.
For some things, sure. But your car wheel diameters are still in inches.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 12:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
For some things, sure. But your car wheel diameters are still in inches.
For virtually all things, actually. But our car wheel diameters are still in inches. And our organ pipe lengths are in feet.

But that's pretty much it. Even display sizes are getting shifted to cm.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by Spheric Harlot View Post
Even display sizes are getting shifted to cm.
This is not as impressive as it could be. Let us know when your display sizes are shifted to meters.
     
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Originally Posted by reader50 View Post
This is not as impressive as it could be. Let us know when your display sizes are shifted to meters.
Okay.

:shifts decimal point one over:

Done!
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 02:29 PM
 
He said meters, not decimeters.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 02:33 PM
 
He earned a free pass on that one from me.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 02:40 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
He said meters, not decimeters.
:shifts decimal point 3/16ths of a middle finger upwards:
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 02:45 PM
 
Joke’s on you... American fingers actually are fractional.
     
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Jan 29, 2018, 02:53 PM
 
Is this ridiculous? Tom Hanks to play Mister Rogers.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...friend-1079783
     
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Jan 30, 2018, 01:08 AM
 
Dutch Police are taking civil asset forfeiture to the next level. If you're wearing clothes that seem too expensive for your income level (or skin color?), the cops will relieve you of them. Unless you can prove you came by them legally.

While one can think of interesting editorial cartoons, never fear. The police will carry sets of simple clothes with them, just in case. So no one need walk around naked after being relieved of their designer duds.

As with all civil asset forfeiture, no one is arrested. They just take your property, and you're free to file for their return in the local court. Bearing your own legal fees of course. If you don't, the cops presently sell your former property, and pocket the proceeds.
     
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Jan 30, 2018, 07:31 AM
 
Information is sketchy on what exactly it means and when the things are sold - at least one made it seem like things are sold only to pay off debts. The articles I have seen only speak of the problem of profiling people by judging whether they could possibly be wearing clothes that expensive. That's a problem in itself, but I have a few more questions that I'd like to have answered.
The new Mac Pro has up to 30 MB of cache inside the processor itself. That's more than the HD in my first Mac. Somehow I'm still running out of space.
     
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Jan 30, 2018, 08:35 AM
 
Most countries have a policy of declaring more than 10,000 USD at the airport or risk losing it all.

The UK has that policy and an additional one where customs staff (?) can look at you and question you if you have more than 1,000 pounds on you. If you don't have proof of where you got your over 1,000 pounds, you can risk losing it all also.
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Jan 30, 2018, 12:28 PM
 
In the US, if you pull more out more than 10K in cash at once, expect one or more federal agencies crawling up your ass.

Pretty sure that’s how Elliott Spitzer got taken down.
     
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Jan 30, 2018, 06:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by mindwaves View Post
Most countries have a policy of declaring more than 10,000 USD at the airport or risk losing it all.

The UK has that policy and an additional one where customs staff (?) can look at you and question you if you have more than 1,000 pounds on you. If you don't have proof of where you got your over 1,000 pounds, you can risk losing it all also.
edit: the bad thing about this is that although you dont have to declare it, you can still lose it if you look suspicious. 1000 pounds is not a lot of money!!! 10,000 is also not a lot of money. That amount was decided in the 1970s, and has not been increased with inflation. It should be at least 20,000 by now.
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Jan 30, 2018, 10:50 PM
 
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42873644

To me, the greater tragedy is boiling the lobster with the rubber bands on. Imagine all of the chemicals in the rubber bands leached into the water.
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Jan 31, 2018, 07:33 AM
 
Norwegian flight with 60 plumbers on board turns back due to broken toilets

"The flight [was] already running behind schedule."

"Despite the presence of over 60 qualified plumbers, a Norwegian Air flight had to turn back midway during its journey because of toilet troubles."

"The plane had to circulate over Hedmark to get rid of fuel so it was not too heavy to land."


My thoughts on this?

When you gotta go, you gotta go.
     
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Lobsters and crabs should not be boiled alive, say campaigners.

Really! How else would they get boiled?


"Establishing whether some animal groups feel pain can take years of scientific research."

People write weird stuff during a lunar eclipse.
     
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Jan 31, 2018, 11:49 AM
 
You are supposed to put them in the pot head first so they die quickly. Not sure that chopping them open with a knife is less traumatic, and developing teeny tiny stun guns for a $6 lobster is ridiculous.
     
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Feb 1, 2018, 01:41 PM
 
Go Leo! Go Leo!

TWit sues TWITTER

https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/16/tw...-infringement/

The madness is that he may actually win!
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and also...

My day at work today.

It's not every day you meet the person who wrote "Under the Boardwalk" or as he describes it, "The most cost effective hours work I ever did"
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Feb 1, 2018, 02:01 PM
 
I waffled on whether I should bring Leo up, but ultimately decided not to.

I’m hearing he can’t win, but may be able to extort some shut-up money.
     
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^^^^ Alimony support picture? If so, he's been busy for years.
     
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Alimony support picture?
In 9 months.
     
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could he look more like a bond villain?
     
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Ironic, because he sorta looks like Daniel Craig.
     
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