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Cool #9
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PostPosted: 12-06-2019 01:31 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MeToo




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PostPosted: 12-06-2019 12:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


SoM wrote:
only the 3rd and 5th pic load here


ditto :|




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PostPosted: 12-06-2019 06:54 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Topic: Re: What is new in your little world?

I've been shopping for my Christmas present :D so more later,when it arrives.



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PostPosted: 12-07-2019 04:23 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Went climbing again in Nevada/Utah (hopefully the photos load):

Red Rock, Nevada. About 40min outside of Las Vegas.




Our 4-party team split into two groups of two climbed "Frogland", a 6-pitch route above Calico Basin. I think this was taken while I was climbing on pitch 4. You can see the road in and somewhere down there, our car (midway down, about 1/3 from the left).








Pitch 5 required squeezing through the small triangular gap between a chimney and a fallen boulder that had lodged itself in our path. I'm waiting below for him to make the squeeze while his partner belays him from above. Kind of a weird perspective, but he's basically climbing horizontally, pushing his feet against the side of the chimney and his shoulders wedged into the gap.




The lights of Vegas. The Luxor beam is pretty faint in this photo, but it's about 1/4 from the left. We eventually topped out in the dark past sunset and had a 2-hour slog via headlamp though a thorny plant infested gully for the descent. We wouldn't finish dinner until midnight.




Some random route my friend climbed on during one of the warmer days. Nevada in November was warm in the sun but freezing as soon as you enter the shade or when the sun dips below the horizon.




Cliffs above Zion National Park, Utah.






Chilling on a slab at the top.



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PostPosted: 12-07-2019 06:38 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Words escape me as to the beauty there :tear:



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PostPosted: 12-08-2019 01:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


These pics do load. Very nice!




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PostPosted: 12-08-2019 08:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Lol rocks.




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PostPosted: 12-08-2019 11:41 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Lol rocks.


:confused: I see scenery. Look beyond the rocks.



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uk election, turned out as expected, nothing to see here

five moron years :alert:




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PostPosted: 12-14-2019 08:39 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Picked up a Sony a7 III full-frame mirrorless camera with an FE 24-105mm f/4 G OSS lens. I'm also considering my ultra-wide options: the Vario-Tessar 16-35mm f/4 or the 12-24mm f/4.



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Your camera sounds sweet Obsidian :)



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PostPosted: 12-15-2019 01:40 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Installed my new bars. 14" KST Pathfinders. Such a great upgrade. :cool:




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PostPosted: 12-15-2019 09:51 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
Topic: Re: What is new in your little world?

I've been shopping for my Christmas present :D so more later,when it arrives.


I picked up my Christmas present at 30% off retail :up: and just before a 4 day road trip 4 hours north. Nice to get away.

The Lego was snot the new 42100 LEGO TECHNIC Liebherr R 9800 Excavator I mentioned earlier but the 42099 LEGO® TECHNIC 4X4 X-treme Off-Roader only because I read of the advanced Smart Hub with 3 motors, controlled via the new LEGO TECHNIC CONTROL+ app... Sounds a challenge..

I am still considering the Liebherr so maybe for my birthday :p

Went north to see an old workmate and his Wife who moved in to a new house as they needed decorating and tech help. I am always happy to lend a hand to mates :D



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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 05:25 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


So I'm at a friends apartment last Friday and we're playing some old school split screen halo. We stop for a smoke break and while we're conversing we put some youtube video's on his second flat screen. They're trying to look up this song using the remote and it's just awful, it doesn't work great with youtube. This friend of mine also happens to be the landlord of this building and I often go to his place to hang out and so I have my phone connected to his wifi. So I just use my phone often to cast to his TV, casting, for those who don't know is when you connect your phone to a device on the same network. It makes it easy to browse and use youtube for example. My friends, who are not tech savy see this as me hacking their devices and they think it's great. So I decide, seeing them struggling with the tv remote that I'll just cast to that flat screen and save them some time. I'm trying to put a song on and attempting to connect but I can't seem to. I keep at it though, trying a few more times and on the 5th try I finally give up. About 10 minutes later, the landlord gets a text from one of his tennants. It reads "Hey man, I'm trying to get my groove on with this date I brought over to my house but my tv keeps playing a heavy metal rendition of the cantina song from star wars, it's really killing the mood, would you know anything about this? Apparently I'd been casting to the worng screen...




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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 05:28 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


This story would've been so much spicier if you'd been trying to cast hardcore pornography to your friend's television.




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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 06:00 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Hard to find on youtube... but the subject came up.




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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 11:42 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Mention of friends who are not tech savy.... my old workmate and his Wife mentioned above, while visiting they asked I connect their printer and had no idea it could be done via a wireless connection, they didn't know how to connect their brand new laptop to the charger. Best of all, they didn't know the mouse was wireless and that the USB wireless receiver was inside the mouse and needed to be plugged in to the laptop to work. Just before leaving they asked I connect their DVD player to their TV. I was to say the least surprised at the lack of 'tech' skill :smirk:



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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 04:37 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Hard to find on youtube... but the subject came up.


r/youtubetitties




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PostPosted: 12-16-2019 11:58 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
So I'm at a friends apartment last Friday and we're playing some old school split screen halo. We stop for a smoke break and while we're conversing we put some youtube video's on his second flat screen. They're trying to look up this song using the remote and it's just awful, it doesn't work great with youtube. This friend of mine also happens to be the landlord of this building and I often go to his place to hang out and so I have my phone connected to his wifi. So I just use my phone often to cast to his TV, casting, for those who don't know is when you connect your phone to a device on the same network. It makes it easy to browse and use youtube for example. My friends, who are not tech savy see this as me hacking their devices and they think it's great. So I decide, seeing them struggling with the tv remote that I'll just cast to that flat screen and save them some time. I'm trying to put a song on and attempting to connect but I can't seem to. I keep at it though, trying a few more times and on the 5th try I finally give up. About 10 minutes later, the landlord gets a text from one of his tennants. It reads "Hey man, I'm trying to get my groove on with this date I brought over to my house but my tv keeps playing a heavy metal rendition of the cantina song from star wars, it's really killing the mood, would you know anything about this? Apparently I'd been casting to the worng screen...


Use your return key.




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YourGrandpa wrote:
Installed my new bars. 14" KST Pathfinders. Such a great upgrade. :cool:


It looks just like your old bike with boxes on the back.




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PostPosted: 12-18-2019 03:53 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote




Not really.




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PostPosted: 12-18-2019 06:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Totally different I'd say.



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PostPosted: 12-21-2019 01:43 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


lol, same bike with shit bits added. gg.




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PostPosted: 12-28-2019 01:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Re: What is new in your little world?

Yesterday I completed the build of my new Lego® Technic Off-Roader. Funny thing, the build went fine then I fired up the smartphone app OK but seemingly couldn't 'open' it. I eventually worked out I just needed to touch the screen :smirk: So it was challenge of sorts.



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PostPosted: 12-29-2019 02:50 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Put a go pro on it.




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I just got done installing a new exhaust system, intake and tuner on my Harley.




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>Works on motorcycle
>Quickly hops on Q3W to ensure we know about it




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PostPosted: 01-12-2020 07:45 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Gwamps doesn't have any friends




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YourGrandpa wrote:
I just got done installing a new exhaust system, intake and tuner on my Harley.


So you made it louder?




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PostPosted: 01-13-2020 07:46 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


And slower :olo:




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Funny memory just came flooding back...

In my youth a hundred years ago, did I ever mention I was a bowser monkey? You know, in the days before technology, 'plastic' and self serve at 'servos'? A time when we usually had fellas at garages serve you, putting petrol in your car and check the oil, tyres and clean the windscreen.

The memory was of me talking to a 'petrol head' and the time was well before 'rice burners', think hot rods and you're close... We were on about car performance improvements. He suggested taking out the baffles in the exhaust muffler of his car made it go faster :smirk:

Now me, a little naive thought this had an essence of truth in it Goodness knows why but I could see merit in the idea.

Anyway, I spoke to a young and upcoming mechanic apprentice and he challenged the belief saying 'modern cars' relied on some obscure 'back pressure' from the exhaust to aid peak performance.

TLDR; don't fiddle factory fitting

Time to ask the question then: Does removing exhaust baffles change performance?



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Bought this LEGO set to add to my LEGO street




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I bought an 2400mm wide workbench to add to my garage.




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Eraser wrote:
Bought this LEGO set to add to my LEGO street


Got any pics of the whole collection?




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Whiskey 7 wrote:
Funny memory just came flooding back...

In my youth a hundred years ago, did I ever mention I was a bowser monkey? You know, in the days before technology, 'plastic' and self serve at 'servos'? A time when we usually had fellas at garages serve you, putting petrol in your car and check the oil, tyres and clean the windscreen.

The memory was of me talking to a 'petrol head' and the time was well before 'rice burners', think hot rods and you're close... We were on about car performance improvements. He suggested taking out the baffles in the exhaust muffler of his car made it go faster :smirk:

Now me, a little naive thought this had an essence of truth in it Goodness knows why but I could see merit in the idea.

Anyway, I spoke to a young and upcoming mechanic apprentice and he challenged the belief saying 'modern cars' relied on some obscure 'back pressure' from the exhaust to aid peak performance.

TLDR; don't fiddle factory fitting

Time to ask the question then: Does removing exhaust baffles change performance?


I think there's a fair bit of truth about back pressure being calibrated at the factory which helps performance but that's before you get into custom tunes and setups. Keep in mind, not every region is the same either, what might be good in Australia may not be great here in Canada in terms of performance and car manufacturers often tune their cars for use in many different regions which may not be optimal for all regions. If you mess with stuff like back pressure, assume you'll need to tune the ECU accordingly.




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