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I never get tired of that Groundhog Day gag, sorry for the inevitable confusion it caused once again (I even got a call from my brother about the "error")... I guess this is the price of comedy. This page (linked yesterday) should fill in the blank for those who aren't following.

I destroyed some coffee equipment for the first time in quite some time this morning (you may recall this used to be a habit for me), as my coffee grinder stopped grinding mid-grind today. This is sort of a blessing in disguise, as this total breakdown had been preceded by a period of semi-functionality where it took longer to grind the beans than it did to boil the water (even if I slowed the process by applying the scientific principle of watching the pot). While I try to locate a proper grinder (recommendations are welcome) I picked up one of those cheap chopper dealies from the supermarket for my emergency java needs... that may not be true grinding, but the convenience is undeniable, as this chopping process takes all of 10 seconds rather than closer to 10 minutes with the failing grinder.

Play Time: The Simpson's Personality Test. Thanks Ant. I'm Lisa.
Differences. Thanks Sharon.
Link of the Day: Twelve Fingered Kids.
Stories of the Day: Glass windows an 'indiscriminate' bird killer.
Campus on a keyboard.
Science!: Age of Our Ancestors.
Gadgetry With Cars Attached.
Auction of the Day: F-A-18A Navy Blue Angel Hornet. Thanks Krav Maga Hawk.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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81. Valcor Feb 5, 2004, 17:27 SH33P
 
I'm pretty sure that once certain components have reached the safe operation limits, there has to be some bit of jargon to describe this that escapes me now, those components have to be replaced. Basically, most of that aircraft is worth only scrap value. All components are rated to a number of hours. Then they're garbage. On a piece like the Blue Angel air show jet, i'm sure that EVERY piece has been stressed to within very small margins of recommended replacement. I'm not a professional, I just recall hearing a discussion at an air show about this very subject. But hey, one step closer to your own personal airforce.

 
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