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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1946 on: May 06, 2020, 07:43:04 PM »
My favorite part of General Turgidson's war room performance is when he's asked if the pilot can make it--Hell yes!--then realizes at the end of his demonstration that everyone wants the answer to be no. 

One of my favorite movies.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1947 on: May 06, 2020, 08:11:29 PM »
My favorite part of General Turgidson's war room performance is when he's asked if the pilot can make it--Hell yes!--then realizes at the end of his demonstration that everyone wants the answer to be no.

One of my favorite movies.
if hes good see, he can barrow that baby right in there
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1948 on: May 06, 2020, 08:28:37 PM »
My dad attended the USAF Fighter Weapons School's "William Tell" competition in the summer of 1962.  It was at Nellis AFB, so we spent that summer in Las Vegas.  I was 7, so the glamor (faux or otherwise) of it all was completely lost on me.

The competition was in 3 categories: air-to-air gunnery, delivery of high-explosive bombs, and delivery of nuclear bombs.  My dad won the latter two categories and finished 2nd in the first one.

The technique for an F-100 to deliver a nuclear bomb was to approach the target fast and low, then pitch up and release the bomb.  The bomb would go on a ballistic trajectory and detonate at the proper altitude.  The pilot would continue his own climb into a half-loop, with a half-roll at the top--so, an Immelmann--then kick in afterburner, dive down to low level, and hope to get far enough away from the blast to survive.

So, my dad was best in his class at that.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1949 on: May 06, 2020, 08:47:26 PM »
My dad attended the USAF Fighter Weapons School's "William Tell" competition in the summer of 1962.  It was at Nellis AFB, so we spent that summer in Las Vegas.  I was 7, so the glamor (faux or otherwise) of it all was completely lost on me.

The competition was in 3 categories: air-to-air gunnery, delivery of high-explosive bombs, and delivery of nuclear bombs.  My dad won the latter two categories and finished 2nd in the first one.

The technique for an F-100 to deliver a nuclear bomb was to approach the target fast and low, then pitch up and release the bomb.  The bomb would go on a ballistic trajectory and detonate at the proper altitude.  The pilot would continue his own climb into a half-loop, with a half-roll at the top--so, an Immelmann--then kick in afterburner, dive down to low level, and hope to get far enough away from the blast to survive.

So, my dad was best in his class at that.
or the pilot could just mount the bomb and ride it down
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1950 on: May 06, 2020, 08:51:15 PM »
It would be hard to get on it.

And then once on it, it would be hard to push the button in the cockpit to release it.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1951 on: May 06, 2020, 08:54:24 PM »
It would be hard to get on it.

And then once on it, it would be hard to push the button in the cockpit to release it.
whats funny is that you actually thought this out
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1952 on: May 06, 2020, 10:51:19 PM »
What?  You weren't serious?

Well, here, consider this and think good things about our country.


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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1953 on: May 07, 2020, 07:58:00 AM »
It is bitterly cold here this morning.  The wife had the AC on yesterday and then we turned it off and now I'm freezing.

I wish I knew where I put that winter coat.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1954 on: May 07, 2020, 10:22:01 AM »
It was 58 degrees this morning when I went for a run.  That's definitely chilly for this time of year, felt good whilst out and about.


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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1955 on: May 07, 2020, 10:43:40 AM »
We have a chance of frost the next few nights through Sunday night

beautiful weather - I'm serious
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1956 on: May 07, 2020, 11:04:18 AM »
Nice sunny day, but only up to 58°F, which is 15°C, which sounds even colder to me.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1957 on: May 07, 2020, 11:05:52 AM »
supposed to be 58 here

cloudy and showers perhaps

golf league tonight, I'd rather not get wet
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1958 on: May 07, 2020, 11:06:59 AM »
One reason I like the °F scale is that it basically covers most of our weather on a 0-100 scale.  And you know if you exceed that it's extreme, usually.

Granted, the K scale or °C scale is important in science et al., but for weather?  Give me °F.  It also has more gradations than Celsius.

The K scale is useful in science of course, but not at all for weather.

I don't mind miles over km, whatever.  But the volumetric stuff is lunacy, he have 2 L Cokes and 1 gallon milk jugs.  Come on.  And in cooking it's even more ridiculous.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #1959 on: May 07, 2020, 11:27:45 AM »
One reason I like the °F scale is that it basically covers most of our weather on a 0-100 scale.  And you know if you exceed that it's extreme, usually.

Granted, the K scale or °C scale is important in science et al., but for weather?  Give me °F.  It also has more gradations than Celsius.

The K scale is useful in science of course, but not at all for weather.

I don't mind miles over km, whatever.  But the volumetric stuff is lunacy, he have 2 L Cokes and 1 gallon milk jugs.  Come on.  And in cooking it's even more ridiculous.
I think the difference between Fahrenheit and Celsius is less important for the world than the difference between imperial and metric.

The reason for this is that we rarely deal with multiples of tens in temperature. In our world we really don't think much about milliCelsius or KiloCelsius type of units--it feels awkward even trying to type something like that (because they're not even words). And while in some sense it might make sense to base your measurement system on the freezing point and boiling point of water, it's also quite arbitrary in that the boiling point of water only matters in cooking. 

For everything else, I'm a fan of metric. And when it comes to cooking, I'm a fan of recipes that measure in weight rather than volume, mainly for dry ingredients. If you say "1 tsp of salt" and the recipe writer is assuming kosher salt and you're using fine sea salt, guess what--you just over-salted your dish. Even if they say "kosher salt", Morton's is almost twice as dense as Diamond Crystal, so you have to know what the recipe writer meant if they don't call out a brand. Same with various flours. Given how precise everything needs to be in baking, it's outlandish that people are still asked to measure ingredients in cups/tsp/tbsp...

I say go metric with everything.

 

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