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Jenny
1374022.  Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:18 am Reply with quote

That is really neat! Crissdee - this is a challenge for somebody with Meccano isn't it?

 
crissdee
1374065.  Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:27 pm Reply with quote

If I had a better selection of parts, I might try it, but I don't have everything I would need, and I don't have the spare funds to be buying Meccano right now. It is probably me being old-fashioned, but I never consider stuff like that "proper" Lego. To me, the way Lego is assembled is incompatible with "proper" engineering. Machines rarely clip together, bolts and rivets are how machines are made!

 
Efros
1374068.  Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:38 pm Reply with quote

I have similar issues with modern lego in that bricks are made in custom shapes for custom "models". Totally removes the imagination bit, like me building a RORO ferry for my Dinky cars out of standard lego, completely out of scale, completely psychedelic color scheme, and my bedroom carpet as the sea. No it wasn't last week... it was about 1967 IIRC.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1374255.  Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:56 pm Reply with quote

Song titles reimagined as vintage magazine covers

Current home improvement plan - get all the R.E.M. ones, frame them and hang them in my bedroom.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
PDR
1374263.  Thu Feb 11, 2021 5:02 pm Reply with quote

Celebaelin wrote:
PDR wrote:
This vortex has a high rotational velocity which results in a pressure (and thus temperature) drop in the centre which is sufficient to drop the saturation humidity of the air.

My emphasis.

So why does the condensation occur peripherally rather than centrally?


Can't believe I missed this Cel - sorry!

The "centre" I was referring to was the centre of the tip vortex not the centre of the rotor.

PDR

 
bobwilson
1374524.  Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:01 pm Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFpd8_-nkH8

By far the best counter-counterfactual I've ever encountered

 
Jenny
1374638.  Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:52 pm Reply with quote

Thanks bobwilson - that was interesting and well thought-through I think.

 
Big Martin
1374658.  Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:04 am Reply with quote

I gather there was a serious "wargame" carried out by the military at some point that came to the same conclusion. With a lot of the German navy already lying at the bottom of Norwegian fjords or damaged by that point, it was never going to work.

 
PDR
1376616.  Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:27 pm Reply with quote

This isn't a 30-second soundbite, but I have to say it struck quite a few chords (especially on the legacy of misguided parenting strategies) so I though others might be interested:

https://youtu.be/hER0Qp6QJNU

PDR

 
crissdee
1376640.  Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:01 pm Reply with quote

That guy was absolutely brilliant! And kudos to the presenter for shutting the f*ck up and letting him speak.

They guy in the audience at 3.01 really needs to get his hair cut, it just doesn't suit him like that at all.

 
AlmondFacialBar
1376641.  Thu Mar 11, 2021 4:12 pm Reply with quote

Erm... How many of you people actually work with millennials on a daily basis? Cos I do and in my experience they're among the hardest working, least entitled, most ready to share people out there. And, tbh, to see another member of my generation (I just looked him up and Mr Sinek is about a year younger than me) jump on that particular bandwagon fucking sickens me.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar

 
cornixt
1376882.  Mon Mar 15, 2021 10:04 am Reply with quote

I have to agree. Millennials get dumped on all the time, yet on average they are nicer than all of the older generations. I guess that being dealt the worst hand economically probably helped instill more humbleness and appreciation.

 
Efros
1379282.  Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:24 pm Reply with quote

Sort of toy that has most of us watching in rapt attention.

https://i.imgur.com/YduY29M.mp4

 
AlmondFacialBar
1379284.  Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:27 pm Reply with quote

Efros wrote:
Sort of toy that has most of us watching in rapt attention.

https://i.imgur.com/YduY29M.mp4


OMG YAS!

Edit: I just looked up the price. I've had cars I spent considerably less on.

:-)

AlmondFacialBar


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cornixt
1379287.  Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:37 pm Reply with quote

I love these miniaturised versions of large scale engineering.

My brother had a pneumatic Lego Techno excavator kit like that, which I was always jealous of. Now that I think of it, he got a lot of toys that were far more suited to me than to him.

 

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