Out of the Blue

As I mentioned yesterday in memorializing Jen Bailey Bergen (Mynx), today is the tenth anniversary of the passing of Paul Steed. This just compounds the sadness over losing both of them, as Jen and Paul were very tight. I am what I like to describe as a self-righting boat, but I am extremely sad right now.

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RC Jet meets pole
Aug 12, 2022, 09:26
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RC Jet meets pole Aug 12, 2022, 09:26
Aug 12, 2022, 09:26
 
That jet was dead stick. When that happens they drop like a rock and they lose a lot of control authority. I'm guessing he just couldn't pull it into a tight enough turn to get it on the runway.

He would not have meant to fly behind the flightline. You just don't (whether or not there's a power pole there). It's rule number. You never intentionally allow an RC craft to fly behind the flightline for safety reasons as that's where the pits are, and spectators.
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Re: OotB: Just sad
Aug 11, 2022, 20:39
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Re: OotB: Just sad Aug 11, 2022, 20:39
Aug 11, 2022, 20:39
 
I would suggest doing something both Jen and Paul would like, and appreciate.
Is it possible they liked sitting around with friends drinking tequila or watching a movie/tv series or both at once? Grouphug Cheers

Scorpio Slasher: What about you boy, what do hate?
Marcus: Bullies. Tiny dick egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you. I f*cking hate people like you!
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Re: OotB: Just sad
Aug 11, 2022, 19:34
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Re: OotB: Just sad Aug 11, 2022, 19:34
Aug 11, 2022, 19:34
 
Self-righting boats deserve some free time by the lake.
Take care of yourself Blue.
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Re: OotB: Just sad
Aug 11, 2022, 17:24
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Re: OotB: Just sad Aug 11, 2022, 17:24
Aug 11, 2022, 17:24
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 11, 2022, 16:04:
be very afraid

I might be surprised by stupidity (the subjects, not Klepper) but I'm not afraid of it.
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Re: OotB: Just sad
Aug 11, 2022, 16:04
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Re: OotB: Just sad Aug 11, 2022, 16:04
Aug 11, 2022, 16:04
 
Jordan Klepper dropped a new video.
be afraid
be very afraid
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The Walker
Aug 11, 2022, 14:11
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The Walker Aug 11, 2022, 14:11
Aug 11, 2022, 14:11
 
"Millions of credits of technology taken out by jump ropes!" Laugh2
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Engineers come together to solve a deep mystery pipe problem.
Aug 11, 2022, 13:23
Kxmode
 
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Engineers come together to solve a deep mystery pipe problem. Aug 11, 2022, 13:23
Aug 11, 2022, 13:23
 Kxmode
 
This YouTube video is about a hole these hikers stumbled across in the middle of nowhere. The video also has one of the funniest comment threads and reminds me of the running joke of how different professions see a solution to a problem. It started innocently with a comment from what I assume are a pair of real environmental engineers.

Sam Martin: Hey Guys, Environmental Engineer here. I think this may be a groundwater monitoring well that failed because of that cave they encountered. We use these to take groundwater samples to monitor contamination over time. We have a method of abandoning these once we stop using them, and this one was not properly abandoned. If you have the well's coordinates, you should let your state's department of natural resources know so they can get it properly abandoned. Let me know if you have a different solution.

Wayne Feigenbutz: Mining Engineer here. I was thinking the same thing! Sure looks like a monitoring well to me, also.

...and quickly descends into hilarious chaos.

Fail Team 4: Mechanical engineer here, no moving parts present so I can't really contribute, I just wanted to fit in

Adrian Kelly: Software engineer here... have you tried turning it off and on again? I'll get my coat.

Filipino Reacts: Sanitation engineer here, I didn't saw any trash so I think it's clean

Gemcor: Aerospace engineer here. Definitely looks like it's full of FOD and not safe for flight.

Sergio M: Quality engineer here, i dont see any issues for the user, can't actually fall through the hole. All good lets merge it

xale: Computer engineer here. No circuits, I'm out.

Dennis Martinez: Civil engineer here. That hole isn't properly zoned.

Vanessa Bailey: Project Coordinator here for engineering team, let me know if you need to Coordinator a TEAMS meeting to discuss findings and next steps

Calvin Anderson: Engineer player in TF2 here. Erectin' a dispenser, here!

TroyD-Motorsport: Network systems engineer here, those cables at the bottom aren't colour coded and zip tied in place. Needs an overhaul

Sourisgogo Tfm: Minecraft engineer, please i need your help, steve is still stuck in the cave after the freefall caused by digging under his feet.

Xanthos Loftwood: Army Corps of Engineers here, needs C-4.

MIWI Arts: Character designer here, the hole clearly expresses itself through its design. It can be seen that it is a hole and is deep. All good.

ChroyLee: Industrial coatings specialist here, the inside of that pipe could use a coat of primer.

Jakub Reuel: Culinary "engineer" here, needs further exploring to see what flora and fauna may exist in there though I'm certain I can find materials for fire starting, I may or may not be able to engineer a dinner for all the other engineers

chitlitlah: Controls engineer here. I'll design a conveyor leading up to an industrial robot that can be programmed to drop thousands of batteries into the hole in a matter of minutes. That should solve any issues with animals falling in. Environment saved!

Grayson Healy: Acoustic engineer here. Seems pretty quiet

Peter Moutinho: Movie Director here, the camera angle was a bit of frame plus the acting needs more emotion!

Ephemeral Memory: Biomedical engineer reporting in. That is the stiffest vessel I've ever seen. Does not look sanitary and would be a poor replacement for anything in the human body

llama0wn3d: Rail Infrastructure Engineer here, there is one heck of a clearance issue in the tube, signs of massive water ingress and I didn't even find the dang train yet

Shizumi Munyu: Data engineer here. Can't offer specific insights since we can't uniquely identify the pipe, but I'll make sure to add proper primary and foreign key constraints for future research.

Guts777: Medical Student here, it looked like a colon at first that's why I am here. Call me when it becomes sentient.

Joshua Melanson: Power systems engineer here. Seems to be a problem with your grounding system...

Aaron Driscoll: Pharmaceutical engineer here. The surface roughness of that pipe is >32Ra, so it's not suitable for our clean-in-place skid.

DJ Italox: I'm just the janitor here. Hurry up so I can clean the hole...

DJ DXD Games: Audio Engineer here, that pipe needs more acoustic treatment.

Ben Daltzy: Refrigeration engineer here, looks cold.

Sven Jansen: Sound engineer here. Just a lot of white noise.

Panem et Circenses: Engineering technician here, no released dwgs or signed procedure, no work. Say it in writing!

Samuel Blackmon: Chemical Engineer here and I can say with certainty that there are chemicals in that hole

Marie F. Hendrix: Domestic Engineer here. i brought cookies!

Luis Roman: Hey guys, HR "engineer" here… did you guys ask for consent before sticking a camera in that hole?

Pandacakes: Hey guys, Gollum here, have you seen my precious?

The Director's Chair: Skyrim Engineer here. That cave is where I was adventuring when I took an arrow to the knee.

ehsteaf: Chik-fil-a worker here. I'm hungry

VincentPrice: Subway Sandwich Engineer here. I can drop down a foot long.

Brandon Barnard: Starbucks barista here, what can I get started for you?

𝘤𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘪: Marine Biologist here and I can confirm this goes well below sea level

Maria Garcez: physicist here, pi is not 3 and g is not 10

Greg: Locomotive engineer here. Just staying on track with the rest of the comments.

Manpreet: Doctor here. There is some Atherosclerosis in the arteries but given the age they seem relatively healthy.

Manpreet: Sperm here. Couldn't find the egg

Spencahhhhh: Conspiracy Theorist here. It's a ventilation pipe for a D.U.M.B. (Deep Underground Military Bunker).

Jacob Gamber: Excuse Engineer here. Looks like someone else is at fault, so just leave it be.

Zachariah Wall: Concrete Engineer here, no Concrete to inspect but that will be a 4 hour minimum.

Up B Fordays: Former ship systems engineer here, no sight of any necromorphs so I'm out.

Mike Grady: Industrial Designer here. I have no idea how any of this works, but let me get back to you with drawings for 8-10 designs for new pipes. 7 of which will be too costly for the engineers to build.

KarateCowboy: Web software engineer here, i tried to figure out what it is but the answer was 404 not found

M_Stanfield5441: Vigilante here. Please leave my batcave alone. It is not abandoned

Electric Rune Games: Software Engineer here. No bugs; ship it!

kxmode: Proctologist here. I think we need to screen this hole for cancer. Please bend over and cough.

And it keeps going... 😄
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