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by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 14:01
Forum: Chats
Topic: 14 Year Old Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 386

Re: 14 Year Old Governor

There is no doubt in my mind that laboratory tests can be rigged deliberately or out of ignorance. There have been a lot of conspiracy theories floating around about the tobacco industry, and no doubt there is an element of truth in all of them. However, I think we can both agree that smoking is not...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 13:38
Forum: Chats
Topic: Sex Doll Brothel
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Sex Doll Brothel

The timeline for bots to think as good as humans is in the middle 20's -- that's less than ten years from now. Artificial intelligence is creeping into many things even today. By the time 2030 rolls around, AI will surpass human intelligence. It's anybody's guess what will happen then.
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 13:34
Forum: Chats
Topic: Paint Remover
Replies: 34
Views: 190

Re: Paint Remover

My SIL was a captain in the Army many years ago and invited us to his camp for a tour one day. His main duty was to maintain and store tanks. I learned that the ones he dealt with have 1700hp motors in them. Amazing but they don't go very fast. Top speed is around 40mph. He offered to let me ride in...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 13:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: finnish sunset
Replies: 36
Views: 398

Re: finnish sunset

I think the main attraction of rubber tree plants is that they are painless and low maintenance. I see them in doctors' offices where they are abused but survive a long time.
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 12:50
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 77
Views: 465

Re: Rock And Roll

My experience with cast iron pans is not as good as yours. A new iron pan generally needs to be seasoned with oil before using it to cook. As the pot is used, the food oils get absorbed into the metal pores, which is a good thing and eliminates the need to use a jack hammer to scrape your scrambled ...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 12:21
Forum: Chats
Topic: Paint Remover
Replies: 34
Views: 190

Re: Paint Remover

Surgery would work most of the time but as I mentioned earlier we had a solvent for just such occasions. As far as I know, nobody lost any fingers. :grin: A couple decades after Gemini XII the idea of zero defects became a goal for us electronic manufacturing people. We were doing good at 6 Sigma de...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 10:42
Forum: Chats
Topic: Paint Remover
Replies: 34
Views: 190

Re: Paint Remover

Sooo ... what you are telling me is McDonnell-Douglas builds their planes with duct tape holding them together. It's a bit unsettling to think our military depends on that technique. :mrgreen: Then again, I have an idea what could have gone into the research for creating that super tape. My guess is...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 10:27
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 67
Views: 470

Re: Dancing?

I grew the potatoes as an experiment. As you say, it's hardly worth the effort given they are so cheap in the stores. But, I will repeat the old cliché and tell you home grown tastes better. I also experimented with asparagus one year. It seems as if I paid a premium price to purchase shoots that ha...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 10:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 77
Views: 465

Re: Rock And Roll

Well, I beg to differ with the idea electric heat is more controllable. Many recipes call for bringing the pot to a boil, covering it, then letting it simmer to finish the cooking. With gas cook tops the transition from a boiling hot flame to a simmering hot flame was instantaneous. The brew would r...
by yogi
08 Sep 2018, 10:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: 14 Year Old Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 386

Re: 14 Year Old Governor

There are as many stories about smoking, both good and bad stories, as there are people. I did it too for many years, but not cigarettes. I was a cigar and pipe tobacco smoker. Fortunately I was able to contain it to one smoke after dinner every day. Rarely did I indulge more often. I discovered a p...
by yogi
06 Sep 2018, 18:00
Forum: Chats
Topic: 14 Year Old Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 386

Re: 14 Year Old Governor

You may recall Rusty, the co-administrator of this website. She never posted much on the boards, but we communicated daily. She smoked like you do, and died from lung cancer. Yes indeed cigarette smoke will turn everything it touches brown, including the lining of your lungs. I apologize for lecturi...
by yogi
06 Sep 2018, 17:55
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 77
Views: 465

Re: Rock And Roll

I know nothing about electric stoves, but I find it interesting that there are two methods of producing heat. It reminds me of the fans on the motherboard of this computer. They can be run using DC or via Pulse Width Modulation. Apparently the PWM method is more efficient. I never thought of applyin...
by yogi
06 Sep 2018, 17:27
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 67
Views: 470

Re: Dancing?

Some of the best tomato plants I've ever grown were those planted in bags of potting soil. I grew potatoes that way one year too, but they didn't produce as many spuds as I thought they would. The stalks, however, were like tomato stalks and grew tall and green. At one point I was making my own pott...
by yogi
06 Sep 2018, 17:17
Forum: Chats
Topic: Paint Remover
Replies: 34
Views: 190

Re: Paint Remover

My understanding of super glue is that it has tremendous tinsel strength, but really sucks with lateral stresses. The stuff we used in the lab was industrial strength; they had a solvent just in case. I think that was pretty nice of the owner not to fire the gal and to go ahead and redo the duct wor...
by yogi
05 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Paint Remover
Replies: 34
Views: 190

Re: Paint Remover

What you did with a band saw sounds like a mechanical version of a CAT scan. They do layered imaging and come up with a 3-dimensional view. I'd guess the thinly sliced statue lost some height by being cut the way you describe it. That must have been obvious, but not so obvious as to draw anybody's a...
by yogi
05 Sep 2018, 14:32
Forum: Chats
Topic: Dancing?
Replies: 67
Views: 470

Re: Dancing?

Sterile soil is an interesting concept. My first thought was that it's not what garden plants want to see. I'm thinking of all the good bacteria that promote growth and the bugs that keep the soil friable. I'm not sure how neutralizing those things would cut down on chemical care. I also read where ...
by yogi
05 Sep 2018, 14:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 77
Views: 465

Re: Rock And Roll

Down here in MO I deal with these guys: https://www.1000bulbs.com/category/3000k-75-watt-equal-led-light-bulbs/ They are a bit more than $2/bulb but this place has every light bulb known to man in stock - even incandescent. The electric companies in Illinois were highly regulated, and I suspect ther...
by yogi
05 Sep 2018, 14:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: 14 Year Old Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 386

Re: 14 Year Old Governor

As you could imagine there was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth when the smokers were given warning of the rule changes. Motorola might have got away with making the same claims as your brother, but the company was all into a safe and healthy workplace. These are the guys who tried to force ev...
by yogi
04 Sep 2018, 16:47
Forum: Chats
Topic: 14 Year Old Governor
Replies: 61
Views: 386

Re: 14 Year Old Governor

It used to irk me to no end that the people who smoked cigarettes could go for a cigarette break almost any time they cared to. This was true in the factory as well as in the office. Everyone else, including the coffee drinkers among us, was expected to wait til break or lunch to satisfy our addicti...
by yogi
04 Sep 2018, 16:41
Forum: Chats
Topic: Rock And Roll
Replies: 77
Views: 465

Re: Rock And Roll

I think the most popular "environmentally friendly" automobiles today are hybrid. That overcomes the problem of running out of battery power. We were talking about what it costs to produce the equipment for generating solar/wind power, which is why I looked into the article concerning carbon footpri...