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Old 05-18-2014, 04:05 PM   #121
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I learned how many Energizer batteries the Energizer Bunny took to run.

Guess. (highlight below)

[44]
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:27 AM   #122
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Today I learned more about the audience of Make magazine.
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Old 05-19-2014, 08:33 AM   #123
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:41 AM   #124
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Old 05-19-2014, 11:46 AM   #125
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Indeed.

Grant Imahara, of Mythbusters fame, had an article about various robots he designed. The Energizer Bunny was one, and for PR and truth in advertising purposes it had to actually run on consumer-grade batteries, which aren't ideal for the power needs of robots.
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Old 06-04-2014, 03:38 PM   #126
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Today I learned of grid waves.

I saw this pic over at BendBox with the filename 'grid waves off French coast'. Actually this pic shows what Wikipedia calls a cross swell, or Cross Sea, at Ile De Re.

It's weird, whatever it is:

Name:  gridwavesofffrenchcoast.jpg
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:23 AM   #127
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Today I learned that Denzel Washington has a movie coming out in September...'The Equalizer'. Remember the tv show from the eighties, starring Edward Woodward? This is a remake of that. I loved the tv show. I really like Denzel Washington.

The trailer looks good. It looks real good.



Sorry for the Russian movie review girl at the end, it's the best version of the trailer I could find.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:02 AM   #128
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mmmmmmYeah... that does look good. "...I'll make an exception." Yikes.

Denzel Washington is a very, very talented, handsome actor. I really enjoy his films.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:13 AM   #129
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Yeah, I likes me some Denzel.
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:52 PM   #130
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His cousin Ukee does the CBS news here in Philly.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:01 AM   #131
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Today I learned that the good old wooden baseball bat has become irrationally expensive. Apparently, cheap wooden bats cost about $80 a pop. Inexplicably, (not really) people are choosing Maple over Ash (previously common) or Hickory (what the Babe used) because you get a bit more oomph for your swing with maple and that's what Barry Bonds used.

Maple tends to fail abruptly and violently, where Ash tends to flake and get shitty. Hickory is just heavy, but is still the best material for overall performance duralbility (in my opinion as a wood worker) After all, that's what the Babe used and look how long it took to break his record, He had to hit uphill, in the snow, in the dark, and there were wolves!

So there is a dude not far from me who makes bats and sells them for $150 a pop and up.

Not a bad way to earn some $. On further research, it turns out he makes them in his parent's basement. I'm guessing he may still live at home, that goes a long way to cutting your overhead down.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:31 AM   #132
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hmm

*eyes lathe sitting in the corner*
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:57 AM   #133
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Old 06-23-2014, 02:08 PM   #134
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Yeah, Grant really dropped the ball on that one. Two extra batteries couldn't have affected runtime THAT much.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:41 PM   #135
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Today I learned that the good old wooden baseball bat has become irrationally expensive. Apparently, cheap wooden bats cost about $80 a pop. Inexplicably, (not really) people are choosing Maple over Ash (previously common) or Hickory (what the Babe used) because you get a bit more oomph for your swing with maple and that's what Barry Bonds used.

Maple tends to fail abruptly and violently, where Ash tends to flake and get shitty. Hickory is just heavy, but is still the best material for overall performance duralbility (in my opinion as a wood worker) After all, that's what the Babe used and look how long it took to break his record, He had to hit uphill, in the snow, in the dark, and there were wolves!

So there is a dude not far from me who makes bats and sells them for $150 a pop and up.

Not a bad way to earn some $. On further research, it turns out he makes them in his parent's basement. I'm guessing he may still live at home, that goes a long way to cutting your overhead down.
Bat snob.

From WallyWorld:

Name:  forbatsnob.JPG
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Just sayin'.
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