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Forum: Cities and Travel 10-17-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 121
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I have rented only a few cars over the years, but...

I have rented only a few cars over the years, but recently I have to go to San Francisco (three hours away) several times and my 1992 Nissan Pathfinder with its five speed, no AC and not too good...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-16-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 341
Views: 105,739
Posted By Diaphone Jim
If you zoom in or look very closely, the yellow...

If you zoom in or look very closely, the yellow band turns white in between two blue stripes.
Blue and yellow are complementary primary colors.
Its not nice to fool old eyes.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-15-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 341
Views: 105,739
Posted By Diaphone Jim
But...

But...
Forum: Image of the Day 10-14-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By Diaphone Jim
The umbrella is the low tech but optimistic...

The umbrella is the low tech but optimistic defense against pepper spray.
Masks have been banned because of how simply and effectively they combat modern surveillance.
Unsymmetrical defenses at...
Forum: Parenting 10-14-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Are there ever two at once? Seems like that...

Are there ever two at once?
Seems like that might double the effect.
I am pretty sure it is not a plan to increase our viewing pleasure.
Forum: Parenting 10-13-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Crawler, scroll or chyron, they are one with...

Crawler, scroll or chyron, they are one with poison oak and ticks.

They are the proof of recent studies that multi-tasking is bunk.
You cannot read the crawler and listen to the concomitant...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 144,396
Posted By Diaphone Jim
It looks like only three L-1011's are still...

It looks like only three L-1011's are still flying. Too bad.
Forum: Image of the Day 10-12-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Given the flint points, I guess they died during...

Given the flint points, I guess they died during a friendly game of mumbly-peg
Forum: Image of the Day 10-12-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By Diaphone Jim
The explanation disturbs my notion that most...

The explanation disturbs my notion that most reptiles, birds and mammals have the same skeleton bones.
I think this armor is better said to made of bony scales.
It is interesting that the really...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 12,690
Views: 4,946,673
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Thinking more deeply lowers the grade. No...

Thinking more deeply lowers the grade.
No enjoying the bouquet and aroma.
No controlling the amount you sip.
And God knows what is in the pod.
F
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-08-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 670
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Views: 115,370
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I'll say! I wonder how I tasted.

I'll say!
I wonder how I tasted.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-08-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12,690
Views: 4,946,673
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Not bad. I'll give them a C, an A if it was...

Not bad.
I'll give them a C, an A if it was Laphroaig with branch water.
Forum: Parenting 10-07-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Eeny, meeny, there are two vocabulary threads...

Eeny, meeny, there are two vocabulary threads going.
I don't have to look words up very often, especially those on the first page of the newspaper.
Yesterday it was "chyron," sometimes "Chyron,"...
Forum: Nothingland 10-07-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 12,274
Views: 5,943,234
Posted By Diaphone Jim
About the only thing of interest to this old...

About the only thing of interest to this old honky is the reference to eating raw meat.
For some reason, when I was in high school (Southern California, 1950's) a commonly heard epithet was "Eat...
Forum: Creative Expression 10-06-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 191,144
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I meant that I expected my reply to follow the...

I meant that I expected my reply to follow the table pic directly, but those two got there first.
Forum: Creative Expression 10-05-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 1,130
Views: 191,144
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Or a longer table out of it. Edit: How did...

Or a longer table out of it.

Edit: How did the box and guitars sneak in there?
Forum: Image of the Day 10-05-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 446
Posted By Diaphone Jim
For some reason this story makes me think of Jack...

For some reason this story makes me think of Jack Benny.
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-03-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 429,543
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I am impressed by this really well researched and...

I am impressed by this really well researched and written article on that early "autopilot."
From April 1958 Popular Science.

http://imperialclub.com/Articles/58AutoPilot/index.htm
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-03-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 995
Views: 144,396
Posted By Diaphone Jim
Amazing that there were survivors. The NTSB is...

Amazing that there were survivors.
The NTSB is sending a ten person team to spend months on per diem in high end accommodations to find out why an almost 80 year old plane crashed.
I think another...
Forum: Image of the Day 10-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I've been studying stuff for 60 years or more and...

I've been studying stuff for 60 years or more and continually find things that are not only interesting but astounding.
The Wikipedia article on megapodes is really good, but leaves some things...
Forum: Quality Images and Videos 10-03-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2,638
Views: 429,543
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I kind of like to speed up and slow down on my...

I kind of like to speed up and slow down on my own, so do not use cruise control.
I can tell when drivers around me are and think the device is responsible for a measureable percentage of accidents.
Forum: Current Events 10-02-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,167
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I contribute about $30 a year. I get thousands...

I contribute about $30 a year.
I get thousands back in information.
Remember the Encyclopedias Americana and Britannica?
Huge and hugely expensive with updates yearly. Yearly!

I also use...
Forum: Health 10-02-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By Diaphone Jim
They both have fake heads.

They both have fake heads.
Forum: Nothingland 10-02-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Diaphone Jim
A wonderful house on the canal, though I can't...

A wonderful house on the canal, though I can't see where the great room fits in it.
The stapled strap keeps the beam from falling sideways either way off the post and seems a good way to do it,...
Forum: Image of the Day 10-01-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By Diaphone Jim
I have always liked to skip rocks (the term...

I have always liked to skip rocks (the term stones is OK , but skimming sounds illegal).
Wikipedia says the record is 88 skips and 121.8 meters, almost certainly not the same throw or thrower.
I...
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