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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12810 on: July 21, 2018, 09:28:11 PM »
This is a link to characteristics in a game but a good illustration of the sounds of gunshots. Air temperature, humidity and wind can modify these.

Here the "smearing" sounds more like a sort of bass "hiss" after the crack but I liken it more to clapping at the end of a largish but short pipe in real life. He also raises the good point that, effectively, low notes travel further than high notes.

https://youtu.be/ToSjxK7Y0UU

See what these guys have to research into to bring realism into shoot 'em up games!?
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12811 on: July 21, 2018, 10:01:32 PM »
I know that I am going way OT here, but here is the "rocket gun"

https://youtu.be/cJAXpyt8-oQ
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12812 on: July 22, 2018, 04:43:26 AM »
Oops, too early am.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12813 on: July 22, 2018, 05:20:45 AM »
Oops, too early am.

You beat me to it this morning.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12814 on: July 22, 2018, 08:03:00 AM »
Oops, too early am.

You beat me to it this morning.

Mornin', Hermes, woke up at about 4am, too hot. Actually often wake up then.

Hit "quote" rather than "modify".

Been very quiet here lately.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12815 on: July 22, 2018, 09:01:30 AM »
Oops, too early am.

You beat me to it this morning.

Mornin', Hermes, woke up at about 4am, too hot. Actually often wake up then.

Hit "quote" rather than "modify".

Been very quiet here lately.

I would love some warmer weather. It is 10:00 here and sunny, but only about 10°.

Yes, it has been quiet. I think I will start being a bit more active now that I am almost back to normal.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12816 on: July 23, 2018, 12:19:45 AM »
Damn it all Hermes. That is only about 50 degrees F and for my tropical carcass it is too damned cold for late July.  Who knew that SA was in the intemperate zone?

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12817 on: July 23, 2018, 02:05:40 AM »
You need to head North to Virginia Gene. It's a bit chilly tonight at 85°F...
 

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12818 on: July 23, 2018, 05:57:40 AM »
Damn it all Hermes. That is only about 50 degrees F and for my tropical carcass it is too damned cold for late July.  Who knew that SA was in the intemperate zone?

Well, Johannesburg is at 1700 m above sea level, so at night it can get to -5°C or lower. Some years we even have some snow, but none so far this winter. At least winters are sunny, so it gives the illusion of warmth. Unfortunately, our architects seem to think we live in a warm country, so houses are generally not really well-insulated.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12819 on: July 23, 2018, 06:44:56 AM »
It has been nice here, barely above 80F. No rain either, although it was a bit cloudy on Sunday. I think the drastic weather change may have had a hand in my flair last week. Fortunately, it is getting better.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12820 on: July 23, 2018, 08:16:07 AM »
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12821 on: July 23, 2018, 07:55:14 PM »
While sitting through a presentation today I had a coughing fit, wheezing, tears and all. My throat felt ticklish and no amount of desperate coughing seemed to make it stop. I didn't have any water with me but just as I was about to get up and leave I remembered I had bought some cough drops with me.

There is a cough drop god.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12822 on: July 23, 2018, 08:10:21 PM »
While sitting through a presentation today I had a coughing fit, wheezing, tears and all. My throat felt ticklish and no amount of desperate coughing seemed to make it stop. I didn't have any water with me but just as I was about to get up and leave I remembered I had bought some cough drops with me.

There is a cough drop god.

I have never believed in water as an aid to stop a cough, or any other windpipe problem like food "going down the wrong way".  Stuff stuck in the gullet, yes, but for the windpipe surely you need as much lack of obstruction as possible? A mouth full of water ciuld have you drowning if your system reacted the wrong way!

I have an ocassional swallowing problem where food ends up in the esophagus, got a pretty good cough reaction - projectile coughing! Sometimes it goes far enough down to cause the epiglottis to spasm shut - breathing in becomes a problem. But I have learned not to panic, take very slow breaths, hold for a few seconds and relax, then cough the air out a bit. Think its the epiglottis because breathing out would push it open and is not such a problem.
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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12823 on: July 23, 2018, 10:36:20 PM »
Temp where I work, in Temple, Texas, is 110 right now.

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Re: What's on your mind today?
« Reply #12824 on: July 23, 2018, 10:53:04 PM »
While sitting through a presentation today I had a coughing fit, wheezing, tears and all. My throat felt ticklish and no amount of desperate coughing seemed to make it stop. I didn't have any water with me but just as I was about to get up and leave I remembered I had bought some cough drops with me.

There is a cough drop god.

I have never believed in water as an aid to stop a cough, or any other windpipe problem like food "going down the wrong way".  Stuff stuck in the gullet, yes, but for the windpipe surely you need as much lack of obstruction as possible? A mouth full of water ciuld have you drowning if your system reacted the wrong way!

I have an ocassional swallowing problem where food ends up in the esophagus, got a pretty good cough reaction - projectile coughing! Sometimes it goes far enough down to cause the epiglottis to spasm shut - breathing in becomes a problem. But I have learned not to panic, take very slow breaths, hold for a few seconds and relax, then cough the air out a bit. Think its the epiglottis because breathing out would push it open and is not such a problem.

:secrets1: Well, what I really wanted to do was swallow a mouthful of something rough, like sandpaper, to alleviate the ticklish sensation which is incredibly annoying. But since I knew there was a drinking fountain down the corridor and no sandpaper in the vicinities, I automatically thought of water.  :P
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