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Cats in trees will let themselves down. As soon as they get hungry, or bored.
     
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Its probably a super hot load and the barrel died.
     
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Mar 15, 2022, 11:44 AM
 
I know of no recorded instance of a cat starving while “up a tree.” But the kid had a good heart.

Blaze; for context, you’re talking about the huge revolver that blew up. Good idea there; a hot (extremely powerful) load that causes parts to fail won’t necessarily have the expected recoil. The bullet may not leave the barrel, and when “the front came off”, it took a bunch of mass with it, minimizing recoil.

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Looks to me like most of the force came out through the back of the cartrige, snapping the frame.
     
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I’m just eyeballing it, but once all the hardware falls off, that frame looks pretty wimpy for the loads that barrel implies it’s supposed to handle.
     
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Things got a little toasty at a Walmart warehouse just west of Indy today.


     
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I think that had a negative effect on the rider’s time…just sayin’.

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Answers to probable questions.
A380
Stress fracture
Landed safely
     
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I was wondering about the warranty length.
     
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Not the fun kind of woops.

I’ve never seen an airliner drop like the one in China did today.
     
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This is precisely why non destructive testing of jet engine turbine blades is not only “a thing” but an essential thing. If it had been a turbine in the “hot” part of the engine (this was clearly in the “cold,” or intake end), the smaller, often MUCH higher speed blades could have shredded the wing…and the fuselage. YIKES.

Oh, and intake ends often have fairings and shrouds specifically designed to mitigate turbine failures. Kevlar, honeycomb foam, and similar materials help absorb the shrapnel, so the rest of the aircraft doesn’t have to.

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
This is precisely why non destructive testing of jet engine turbine blades...
I imagined destructive testing was required.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post


Answers to probable questions.
A380
Stress fracture
Landed safely
My wife works for an aerospace company in their stockroom. Whenever I hear about these sort of things a tell her they are looking for her because she issued the wrong parts.
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Apple apparently woopsed all their servers today.
     
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How so?
     
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I don’t know many details, but there was a stretch where everything was down. Including Find My and iMessages.
     
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My wife works for an aerospace company in their stockroom. Whenever I hear about these sort of things a tell her they are looking for her because she issued the wrong parts.
“They wanted a turboencabulator and you sent a micro encabulator!”
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
I imagined destructive testing was required.
Destructive testing exists, but it’s very expensive. It’s usually used to “qualify” a batch of parts that absolutely, positively must meet specific loads, and so on. Once a part has been accepted, everyone from engine makers to the mechanics who work on them want to avoid part failures of any kind. Failures they can avoid (installed or in testing) they avoid as much as possible.

They have all sorts of neato-keen tech to assess whether a turbine wheel, specific blades, and/or the whole thing is “good to go.” Magnetic particle inspection, x-ray analysis, and so on. But also “wheel balancers” for turbine wheels that have replaceable blades…just imaging balancing a tire, but adjusting the balance with milligrams or even micrograms.

And once an engine is rebuilt, (they don’t just “look under the hood”, they take them all the way apart), it goes to a test cell where it is run under load to make sure it produces the thrust, electricity, and hydraulic power it needs to.

Which means that a failure due to a stress fracture is very rare - they find the stress in the nondestructive testing. Most of the time, anyway. But between that last test and the failure, did the engine ingest something? Gravel, tiny bird, BIG flying bug? Any impact can cause a blade to deteriorate, and eventually fail.

Apple outage: I didn’t notice anything, but I was busy doing all sorts of “busy” stuff and not enjoying my tech.

Cart Wrangler: the local grocery chain has rules. Carts are secured with a BIG strap before they move far from the “put your cart here” thing. And the kids who do the collecting and returning line the carts up with through traffic, so if they roll, they don’t roll toward cars - except if they’re at the end of the aisle, of course.

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Answers to probable questions:

1) 757
2) No death
3) The front fell off
     
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I would award extra points for landing in the teddy bear bucket.
     
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At least it evens out. Russia totally deducted for that.
     
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A woops that never materialized from my childhood is I’d prop up my teddy bear with a pencil and then flying football tackle it.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post


Answers to probable questions:

1) 757
2) No death
3) The front fell off
From here, it looks more like the back fell off of the front, but anyway…

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Originally Posted by subego View Post
“See mom, my stuff was out for a reason!”

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Originally Posted by ghporter View Post
From here, it looks more like the back fell off
Well, some of them are built so the front doesn’t fall off at all.
     
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Allegedly okay.
     
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Apr 13, 2022, 07:50 PM
 
what is going on? did the chain saw... catch fire?
     
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The heat from the chainsaw caused the (very thin, flaky, and dry) exterior bark of the palm tree to ignite.

Part of that bark curled itself around the chainsaw, which is what makes it look like it’s on fire. He got rid of it (with is bare hand), but a fire had started on the ground, which shot up the tree.

From what I gather that burned out quickly, so he was able to get down. The clip ends where it does because the rest of it was boring.
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The number of burned spots in local roads’ medians makes me VERY anxious about “just dropping something that’s on fire.”

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Netherlands. Engineer at the end of the line hit the brakes too late.


Here’s the Chicago version. IIRC with this one the engineer fell asleep.

     
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If she'd thought a little faster, that would have been a much more impressive video. She almost made it without trying.
     
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Originally Posted by subego View Post
Here’s the Chicago version. IIRC with this one the engineer fell asleep.

The animated security footage of that one was much better, especially this one with the caption:


Ticking sound coming from a .pkg package? Don't let the .bom go off! Inspect it first with Pacifist. Macworld - five mice!
     
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If I only have a video of my cat jumping up on the high side table, with the basket of hollow painted easter eggs, getting her claws caught in the table runner, falling, and pulling all the eggs down onto the floor.

You'll just have to imagine it. Smash.
     
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Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
If I only have a video of my cat jumping up on the high side table, with the basket of hollow painted easter eggs, getting her claws caught in the table runner, falling, and pulling all the eggs down onto the floor.

You'll just have to imagine it. Smash.
We hard-boiled, then painted, then peeled and ate them all on the next day for the Seder. No chance hollow eggs would last 10 seconds.
     
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Answers to probable questions:

1) Nuggets
2) Chicken
3) 40,000 pounds
     
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Wait...does the first answer not obsolete the second?
     
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Could be gold, could be tofu.
     
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I want to see the video from when he first started moving it. A lot of reddit comments are calling him a dumbass for pushing the box with drawers out, but I'm not convinced they were out when he started pushing.
     
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There’s definitely missing information.
     
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He'll definitely never move it with drawers out again. That's one expensive tool caddy. The upper cabinets will have to be completely unloaded before they can be lifted back into place. Some drawers may need repair on the lower rack. It's going to take hours to restore everything. And I expect some damaged tools.
     
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