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Title: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 10:21:34 AM
I'm watching Despicable Me 2 for the umpteenth time. Love this film and the others too.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on February 14, 2021, 10:24:09 AM
Rape the fields and pillage the villagers. Like an other Sunday.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
I'll pamper my wife. It is Valentine's day, so I'll cook some nice meals for her; give her a full body massage and cream in her feet.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 10:43:33 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
I'll pamper my wife. It is Valentine's day, so I'll cook some nice meals for her; give her a full body massage and cream in her feet.

in or on?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 10:44:49 AM
I remembered it was Valentines Day.
My wife didn't.
Guess who's cooking dinner tonight  ;D
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:45:19 AM
Quote from: Tank on February 14, 2021, 10:43:33 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
I'll pamper my wife. It is Valentine's day, so I'll cook some nice meals for her; give her a full body massage and cream in her feet.

in or on?

On her feet.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 11:11:04 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:45:19 AM
Quote from: Tank on February 14, 2021, 10:43:33 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 14, 2021, 10:41:07 AM
I'll pamper my wife. It is Valentine's day, so I'll cook some nice meals for her; give her a full body massage and cream in her feet.

in or on?

On her feet.

I don't know you well enough to comment further.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on February 14, 2021, 12:55:51 PM
ill make a run to town for one more propane bottle . 8 inches of more snow forecast for tonight. the two boys are spending the week in town so that they can get to school

ill wake thevfc wife up about 2 pm so she can get to work, then she ll be snowed in hete with me tomorrow
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 14, 2021, 01:10:18 PM
Work.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on February 14, 2021, 01:31:52 PM
I am working on the final assembly of my concrete sculpture. I just need to saw two lengths of 10 mm diameter stainless steel threaded rod (one 74 mm and one 194 mm), but will have to wait until tomorrow. I don't want to disturb the neighbours with such a noisy operation. The installation on site is planned for next Sunday.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 02:06:39 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on February 14, 2021, 01:31:52 PM
I am working on the final assembly of my concrete sculpture. I just need to saw two lengths of 10 mm diameter stainless steel threaded rod (one 74 mm and one 194 mm), but will have to wait until tomorrow. I don't want to disturb the neighbours with such a noisy operation. The installation on site is planned for next Sunday.

We'll expect pictures!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on February 14, 2021, 02:15:01 PM
Quote from: Tank on February 14, 2021, 02:06:39 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on February 14, 2021, 01:31:52 PM
I am working on the final assembly of my concrete sculpture. I just need to saw two lengths of 10 mm diameter stainless steel threaded rod (one 74 mm and one 194 mm), but will have to wait until tomorrow. I don't want to disturb the neighbours with such a noisy operation. The installation on site is planned for next Sunday.

We'll expect pictures!

I will take some and show them here when it has been installed next to the pool.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
Not much of anything. Maybe finish wiring up the new lights on the walkway at the front of the house. I'll probably get some takeout for lunch, as a lot of places are closed for inside dining, and it's windy and a bit cold for sitting outside. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 14, 2021, 03:17:27 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
Not much of anything. Maybe finish wiring up the new lights on the walkway at the front of the house. I'll probably get some takeout for lunch, as a lot of places are closed for inside dining, and it's windy and a bit cold for sitting outside. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.

Congratulations!!!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on February 14, 2021, 03:45:04 PM
congratulationz

im puzhing 30 with mine
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 06:23:06 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Randy on February 14, 2021, 09:59:06 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
Not much of anything. Maybe finish wiring up the new lights on the walkway at the front of the house. I'll probably get some takeout for lunch, as a lot of places are closed for inside dining, and it's windy and a bit cold for sitting outside. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.
Happy anniversary!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 15, 2021, 12:23:01 AM
Thanks!

Finished wiring the walkway lights. Had to go buy a timer/power supply. The lights haven't worked for awhile, but we were putting new ones on the other side to lighten it up even more. The new ones work, and the new power supply has a photocell so they go off and on depending on the ambient light. No more resetting the timer!  :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2021, 11:45:51 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
Not much of anything. Maybe finish wiring up the new lights on the walkway at the front of the house. I'll probably get some takeout for lunch, as a lot of places are closed for inside dining, and it's windy and a bit cold for sitting outside. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.

Congrats, DL! :heyhey:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 15, 2021, 03:02:13 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 15, 2021, 11:45:51 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
Not much of anything. Maybe finish wiring up the new lights on the walkway at the front of the house. I'll probably get some takeout for lunch, as a lot of places are closed for inside dining, and it's windy and a bit cold for sitting outside. Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.

Congrats, DL! :heyhey:

Thanks!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 01:05:52 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
... Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.
Congratulations, Dark Lightning.  :clapping:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 16, 2021, 01:26:04 AM
Quote from: Magdalena on February 16, 2021, 01:05:52 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 14, 2021, 02:58:20 PM
... Today is our 40th wedding anniversary.
Congratulations, Dark Lightning.  :clapping:

Thanks!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 21, 2021, 08:34:57 AM
Well today I'll be doing some random wood working, and a bit of varnishing. Should be a bit warmer today and dry so the dogs will get an outing.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 21, 2021, 11:57:47 AM
It's Sunday and today I'm definitely not going to Church! :grin:

It's Lazy Day.  :hammock:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Randy on February 21, 2021, 10:52:44 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 21, 2021, 11:57:47 AM
It's Sunday and today I'm definitely not going to Church! :grin:

It's Lazy Day.  :hammock:
It's been lazy here. I think it is the best time of the week!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 27, 2021, 05:34:01 PM
Tomorrow (Sunday) I'm going to make this house even more puppy-proof, to get it ready for my new pup Iago who will be coming home on March 8. This means all my books go upstairs (again). Seriously, my bookshelves and their contents really get around. ::)

I'm also going to clean out the back room, where both Joy and Iago will sleep. There can't be anything there above a certain value that they can get their puppy jaws on. Nor beneath a certain value, because I already know Joy is an avid destroyer. I see her ways...
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 28, 2021, 08:40:54 AM
Well today it's cutting the lawn. :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 28, 2021, 02:44:38 PM
Laid down a bunch of mulch yesterday, and hosed it really well to keep it heavy enough not to blow away in the crazy winds which were predicted. I hear it blowing like crazy out there. Time to take a look. Looking good! Our neighbors put down red mulch a few weeks ago, and the wind blew it all over the neighborhood. :lol:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 06:03:34 PM
i shall finalize the book work so as to pay my taxes, and give the morons in my government more of my money to argue about.

actually, i consider only half of them to be morons, to be honest. but that half is quite powerful when it comes to taxing the undeserving poor and giving to the rich.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on February 28, 2021, 06:14:05 PM
My wife does the taxes. Since she was a stay-at-home mom for most of my career, I put her on paying the bills and doing the taxes. Now, she's the only one working, but she still pays the bills and does the taxes.  ;D Time to go load the dishwasher and start it...
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 06:16:50 PM
my wife is the dishwasher here. whenever i do them, she holds them up to the light and puts them back in the sink. so i've given up
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 28, 2021, 07:49:01 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 06:16:50 PM
my wife is the dishwasher here. whenever i do them, she holds them up to the light and puts them back in the sink. so i've given up

Bullshit! We know full well you deliberately washed them poorly enough so you don't get to do it!  :snicker1:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 08:01:56 PM
I trimmed the hedge in my garden today, because between March 1st and September 30th, all hedge cutting is forbidden, according to the German Federal Nature Conservation Act. During this period no large cuts are allowed on "hedges, living fences, bushes and other woody plants. The reason behind the law is that bushes and trees provide homes for native birds, insects, and other animals, and offer them protection against their natural predators. The green areas provide them a place for sleeping and resting, and for mating season. Anyone who breaks the law can be fined up to 50,000 euros!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 08:09:58 PM
Quote from: Tank on February 28, 2021, 07:49:01 PM

Bullshit! We know full well you deliberately washed them poorly enough so you don't get to do it!  :snicker1:

well, it is true that i wash to a different drummer.

but i coul dhave them sandblasted after dinner and she'd still reject them.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 28, 2021, 08:59:55 PM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 08:01:56 PM
I trimmed the hedge in my garden today, because between March 1st and September 30th, all hedge cutting is forbidden, according to the German Federal Nature Conservation Act. During this period no large cuts are allowed on "hedges, living fences, bushes and other woody plants. The reason behind the law is that bushes and trees provide homes for native birds, insects, and other animals, and offer them protection against their natural predators. The green areas provide them a place for sleeping and resting, and for mating season. Anyone who breaks the law can be fined up to 50,000 euros!

Wow, 50 000 euros?  :o
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on February 28, 2021, 09:02:52 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on February 28, 2021, 06:14:05 PM
... Time to go load the dishwasher and start it...

*Grumble* You have a dishwasher *Grumble* I wish I had a dishwasher. *Grumble*

I am the dishwasher here. At least there's music to make it more tolerable.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on February 28, 2021, 09:32:10 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on February 28, 2021, 08:09:58 PM
Quote from: Tank on February 28, 2021, 07:49:01 PM

Bullshit! We know full well you deliberately washed them poorly enough so you don't get to do it!  :snicker1:

well, it is true that i wash to a different drummer.

but i coul dhave them sandblasted after dinner and she'd still reject them.

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 09:53:33 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 28, 2021, 08:59:55 PM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 08:01:56 PM
I trimmed the hedge in my garden today, because between March 1st and September 30th, all hedge cutting is forbidden, according to the German Federal Nature Conservation Act. During this period no large cuts are allowed on "hedges, living fences, bushes and other woody plants. The reason behind the law is that bushes and trees provide homes for native birds, insects, and other animals, and offer them protection against their natural predators. The green areas provide them a place for sleeping and resting, and for mating season. Anyone who breaks the law can be fined up to 50,000 euros!

Wow, 50 000 euros?  :o

50,000 was indeed quoted in a newspaper. That could have been a typing mistake, because I read in another newspaper that the maximum fine is 10,000 EUR. Even that I find crazy.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Randy on March 01, 2021, 05:24:55 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 09:53:33 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on February 28, 2021, 08:59:55 PM
Quote from: Tom62 on February 28, 2021, 08:01:56 PM
I trimmed the hedge in my garden today, because between March 1st and September 30th, all hedge cutting is forbidden, according to the German Federal Nature Conservation Act. During this period no large cuts are allowed on "hedges, living fences, bushes and other woody plants. The reason behind the law is that bushes and trees provide homes for native birds, insects, and other animals, and offer them protection against their natural predators. The green areas provide them a place for sleeping and resting, and for mating season. Anyone who breaks the law can be fined up to 50,000 euros!

Wow, 50 000 euros?  :o

50,000 was indeed quoted in a newspaper. That could have been a typing mistake, because I read in another newspaper that the maximum fine is 10,000 EUR. Even that I find crazy.
Yeah that's a little out there!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on March 01, 2021, 06:24:42 AM
Well, I had to rescue a princess in peril.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 02, 2021, 12:30:19 AM
Quote from: No one on March 01, 2021, 06:24:42 AM
Well, I had to rescue a princess in peril.

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Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2021, 08:29:09 AM
Well today I'm baking a loaf of sourdough bread. Working on my mother-in-laws ash casket. Possibly cutting the front lawn. Maybe working on a pen case. Taking the dogs for a walk. And doing my daily Mubarak Bala post on Facebook.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2021, 02:12:28 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.

That sounds lovely. How long does it take to get there?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Randy on March 07, 2021, 03:53:15 PM
I'm going to watch a little TV, read some of the Quora Digest, and relax. Tomorrow comes dealing with bill collectors.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 04:19:24 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 07, 2021, 02:12:28 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.

That sounds lovely. How long does it take to get there?

It's about 15 miles as the crow flies, but 25 miles by highway, so about 25 minutes. We'll probably go 50 or so miles on the Pacific Coast Highway, and get lunch somewhere.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 07, 2021, 05:50:22 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 04:19:24 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 07, 2021, 02:12:28 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.

That sounds lovely. How long does it take to get there?

It's about 15 miles as the crow flies, but 25 miles by highway, so about 25 minutes. We'll probably go 50 or so miles on the Pacific Coast Highway, and get lunch somewhere.

That sounds absolutely lovely.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Randy on March 07, 2021, 08:51:54 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 04:19:24 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 07, 2021, 02:12:28 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.

That sounds lovely. How long does it take to get there?

It's about 15 miles as the crow flies, but 25 miles by highway, so about 25 minutes. We'll probably go 50 or so miles on the Pacific Coast Highway, and get lunch somewhere.
I used to go to the beach about three times per year. It was a six hour drive to the Florida panhandle. I haven't been able to go in years due to health reasons. But take a few pictures while you're out there and share them. :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 07, 2021, 10:10:08 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 04:19:24 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 07, 2021, 02:12:28 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 01:47:28 PM
The wife and I are going up the coast for awhile today.

That sounds lovely. How long does it take to get there?

It's about 15 miles as the crow flies, but 25 miles by highway, so about 25 minutes. We'll probably go 50 or so miles on the Pacific Coast Highway, and get lunch somewhere.

That sounds nice. ;D I'm not a beach person myself but understand that there are other human beings that appreciate a visit to the coastline.  :P
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 07, 2021, 10:11:18 PM
I took a power nap after lunch and woke up at 16h :grin:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on March 07, 2021, 11:03:41 PM
 :???: Wife changed her mind and we ended up not going. That's fine, I'm going to be by the beach on Tuesday when I go visit one of my fellow wood carving forumites, and go to the wood boutique to buy some more carving tools.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 14, 2021, 08:10:00 AM
I'll be trying the fittings on my mother in laws ash casket. Potting on my main crop spuds.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 14, 2021, 08:28:28 AM
I am just messing around with some left over fast set concrete. Just randomly playing with crazy modifications of spherical shapes. The material cannot be handled as easily as pottery clay, but I've found a way to roll it into slabs and bend them before it sets in about 20 minutes. Just slightly too much water makes it too floppy to handle well. Luckily, this stuff isn't as corrosive on the hands as traditional cement, so I don't have to wear rubber gloves.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 08:59:48 AM
I'll be cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 14, 2021, 09:06:55 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 08:59:48 AM
I'll be cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom.

Do you like cleaning? I don't enjoy it as a rule but if I set too on a particular project I do.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 09:09:15 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 14, 2021, 09:06:55 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 08:59:48 AM
I'll be cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom.

Do you like cleaning? I don't enjoy it as a rule but if I set too on a particular project I do.

Not really, but once I've started I can't stop until it finished and I'll be glad that I did it.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 14, 2021, 09:31:39 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 09:09:15 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 14, 2021, 09:06:55 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on March 14, 2021, 08:59:48 AM
I'll be cleaning the kitchen and the bathroom.

Do you like cleaning? I don't enjoy it as a rule but if I set too on a particular project I do.

Not really, but once I've started I can't stop until it finished and I'll be glad that I did it.

Same here.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 14, 2021, 11:03:31 AM
Fill out tax forms, work on my research project, work on the literature review we haven't submitted yet, watch a few tutorials on programming in R, for fun.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:05:36 AM
Well today is my first 'Mass Womble'. I'm meeting up with some other 'Wombles' a few minutes walk away and then we're going to clear up the litter on the verges of one of the main roads into Leeds.

This afternoon I'm going to be experimenting with 'bullet hinges'.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 21, 2021, 08:20:04 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:05:36 AM
Well today is my first 'Mass Womble'. I'm meeting up with some other 'Wombles' a few minutes walk away and then we're going to clear up the litter on the verges of one of the main roads into Leeds.

This afternoon I'm going to be experimenting with 'bullet hinges'.

Good luck with your shot at bullet hinges.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:59:37 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 21, 2021, 08:20:04 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:05:36 AM
Well today is my first 'Mass Womble'. I'm meeting up with some other 'Wombles' a few minutes walk away and then we're going to clear up the litter on the verges of one of the main roads into Leeds.

This afternoon I'm going to be experimenting with 'bullet hinges'.

Good luck with your shot at bullet hinges.

Where did I leave my ban hammer?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 21, 2021, 10:25:54 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:59:37 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 21, 2021, 08:20:04 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 08:05:36 AM
Well today is my first 'Mass Womble'. I'm meeting up with some other 'Wombles' a few minutes walk away and then we're going to clear up the litter on the verges of one of the main roads into Leeds.

This afternoon I'm going to be experimenting with 'bullet hinges'.

Good luck with your shot at bullet hinges.

Where did I leave my ban hammer?

:evilgrin:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on March 21, 2021, 12:00:37 PM
what is a bullet hinge? the ones without screw plates?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 21, 2021, 01:01:08 PM
Sometimes known as a barrel hinge. Has anybody got any experience of using them?

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Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 21, 2021, 01:22:47 PM
Well did 2 hours of litter picking. There were 8 or so people out and one family stopped and joined in. I actually found a tiny little plastic zip-lock bag with white powder in it! Can't imagine what it is. And I'm not going to try it either!  ;D
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on March 21, 2021, 10:28:00 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 01:01:08 PM
Sometimes known as a barrel hinge. Has anybody got any experience of using them?

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that is absolutely not what americans call a bullet hinge. over here it's a weld-on hinge without screwplates, for tight clearanace hinges.

how do you set them up so that are in initial alignment?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 21, 2021, 10:32:40 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on March 21, 2021, 10:28:00 PM
Quote from: Tank on March 21, 2021, 01:01:08 PM
Sometimes known as a barrel hinge. Has anybody got any experience of using them?
...

that is absolutely not what americans call a bullet hinge. over here it's a weld-on hinge without screwplates, for tight clearanace hinges.

how do you set them up so that are in initial alignment?

I'll tell you when I've done it! I've seen a couple of videos but they aren't too clear. I've had some advice on Facebook.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on March 21, 2021, 11:12:36 PM
If it were me installing those hinges, I'd have an alignment tool. I guess if they press in (I've never used them either) it might be a problem getting them aligned. But if they set in epoxy, I'd put them in both the lid and the box, and then open and close the lid...slowly and carefully. The epoxy wouldn't be cured, so the hinges would self-align.

Here's a different type of barrel hinge that is easier to install and adjust-

Well, shit, that borked.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 22, 2021, 08:13:33 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on March 21, 2021, 11:12:36 PM
If it were me installing those hinges, I'd have an alignment tool. I guess if they press in (I've never used them either) it might be a problem getting them aligned. But if they set in epoxy, I'd put them in both the lid and the box, and then open and close the lid...slowly and carefully. The epoxy wouldn't be cured, so the hinges would self-align.

Here's a different type of barrel hinge that is easier to install and adjust-

Well, shit, that borked.

Your advice mirrors what I have been told by others who have used these types of hinges. :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on March 22, 2021, 11:15:32 PM
I'll probably be a little unhinged next Sunday. Just a little bit.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 28, 2021, 10:20:20 AM
Not a lot on today. Going to fix a couple of bits of my wife's jewellery. May cut the grass. Will take the dogs out for a walk. Roast lamb and baked potatoes for dinner :D
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:16:24 AM
I am preparing an almost zero carbohydrate lasagna with cabbage leaves instead if pasta. Since eliminating carbs from my meals two weeks ago, I have lost more than 2 kg of the weight I've gained since lock-down.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:17:59 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 28, 2021, 10:20:20 AM
Not a lot on today. Going to fix a couple of bits of my wife's jewellery. May cut the grass. Will take the dogs out for a walk. Roast lamb and baked potatoes for dinner :D

You've been a bit quiet about the hinges. How did they work out?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 28, 2021, 11:35:42 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:17:59 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 28, 2021, 10:20:20 AM
Not a lot on today. Going to fix a couple of bits of my wife's jewellery. May cut the grass. Will take the dogs out for a walk. Roast lamb and baked potatoes for dinner :D

You've been a bit quiet about the hinges. How did they work out?

I haven't tried them yet. I'm in a state of cogitation before action. I have always tended to do this when approaching something new. I turn an idea around my head for a while. It exasperates my wife!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on March 28, 2021, 11:36:44 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:16:24 AM
I am preparing an almost zero carbohydrate lasagna with cabbage leaves instead if pasta. Since eliminating carbs from my meals two weeks ago, I have lost more than 2 kg of the weight I've gained since lock-down.

I foresee flatulence in your future.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:37:22 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 28, 2021, 11:35:42 AM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:17:59 AM
Quote from: Tank on March 28, 2021, 10:20:20 AM
Not a lot on today. Going to fix a couple of bits of my wife's jewellery. May cut the grass. Will take the dogs out for a walk. Roast lamb and baked potatoes for dinner :D

You've been a bit quiet about the hinges. How did they work out?

I haven't tried them yet. I'm in a state of cogitation before action. I have always tended to do this when approaching something new. I turn an idea around my head for a while. It exasperates my wife!

If you cogitate in the house, she will make you clean the floor.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on March 28, 2021, 12:40:56 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:16:24 AM
I am preparing an almost zero carbohydrate lasagna with cabbage leaves instead if pasta. Since eliminating carbs from my meals two weeks ago, I have lost more than 2 kg of the weight I've gained since lock-down.

excellent. i also use that method to readjust my weight
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 02:48:58 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on March 28, 2021, 12:40:56 PM
Quote from: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 11:16:24 AM
I am preparing an almost zero carbohydrate lasagna with cabbage leaves instead if pasta. Since eliminating carbs from my meals two weeks ago, I have lost more than 2 kg of the weight I've gained since lock-down.

excellent. i also use that method to readjust my weight

It does not even feel like a sacrifice, because I can eat butter, avocado pears, cheese, and tomatoes, all of which I love. It was a bit difficult weaning myself off bread, but it was worth it.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on March 28, 2021, 03:36:36 PM
do you eat meat? if you're removing carbohydrates, then you're also removing grains and legumes as a protein source. you don't need a lot of protein unless you're building muscle mass, but you have to have some
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 03:44:29 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on March 28, 2021, 03:36:36 PM
do you eat meat? if you're removing carbohydrates, then you're also removing grains and legumes as a protein source. you don't need a lot of protein unless you're building muscle mass, but you have to have some

I do eat meat, but not very often. I like fish very much and eat it several times a week. I guess the cheese I eat daily provides enough protein and calcium.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: hermes2015 on March 28, 2021, 03:48:07 PM
I have a sweet tooth, so staying away from gateaux and pastries is probably my biggest hardship.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 04, 2021, 08:37:06 AM
A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim walk into a bar.
The barman says
"Is this some sort of joke?"
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 04, 2021, 09:31:41 AM
Not a lot today. I appear to have strained something in my left knee. :(
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Bad Penny II on April 04, 2021, 09:54:20 AM
Quote from: Tank on April 04, 2021, 08:37:06 AM
A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim walk into a bar.
The barman says
"Is this some sort of joke?"

If there's a Muslim in it it has to be a coffee shop.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Bad Penny II on April 04, 2021, 10:41:13 AM
Quote from: Tank on April 04, 2021, 09:31:41 AM
Not a lot today. I appear to have strained something in my left knee. :(

Ye, you obviously need a knee transplant,
I'm ontogenically
What's with this "ontogenically" word?
The powers suggested it to me, I think I'm going to use it all the time, it describes me man.
Quotethe process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
Because of my personal genetics I'm unable to sympathise yet l'm impelled to rant on your behalf.
There's all those coma people who aren't going to need their knees, but the ethics twats won't let you have one.  You could get a  foreign knee for the price of a couple of kilos of salmon, less if you'd settle for a girls knee, but then you'd be limited to running like a girl.
I hope now you're out of that accursed union you can at least get one of these.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 04, 2021, 01:59:48 PM
Finish up some sprinkler plumbing, eat a bit of candy purchased from See's. Went to CostCo yesterday, figuring to pick up a leg of lamb or lamb loin chops, but all they had were the ribs, and those are way too fatty for my taste. Went with t-bone steaks instead. That's just as good.

Sorry about your knee, Tank. I woke up during the night Friday with painful muscle cramps. I've been doing squats (90 pounds) and have to be careful with ligaments. First time for the muscles. Fortunately I had some muscle relaxers left over from a back injury.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Sandra Craft on April 04, 2021, 02:03:29 PM
I think probably sleep all day.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 04, 2021, 04:27:23 PM
I've overdosed on Netflix :)

Got a knee brace/support on and it's a lot better this afternoon. :)

We're getting old DL :rofl:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 04, 2021, 08:17:04 PM
Quote from: Tank on April 04, 2021, 09:31:41 AM
Not a lot today. I appear to have strained something in my left knee. :(

Damn that sucks  :o
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 04, 2021, 08:18:58 PM
I slept all morning (stayed up late working on stuff), took the dogs for a short walk, cleaned a bit and now I'm going to work on some stuff again. The cycle is complete.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 04, 2021, 09:03:57 PM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 04, 2021, 08:17:04 PM
Quote from: Tank on April 04, 2021, 09:31:41 AM
Not a lot today. I appear to have strained something in my left knee. :(

Damn that sucks  :o

It seems to be pretty much Ok now (famous last words).
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on April 04, 2021, 11:07:54 PM
its easter so i started out hauling sand. i was tired from yesterday as i worked about 19 hours, so i got a bit of sleep and started late at 0700. delivered two loads and loaded a third and then the brakes on my trailer locked up. couldnt free them, and so now im waitng for the mechanic to come tomorrow morning.

in the meantime, i'm parked in a truck stop celebrating sunday by not making any money and trying to charge my phone
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 05, 2021, 03:05:08 AM
The one son and I ran power lines for the sprinkler valves into the attic. Partially run; still need to run about 15 feet and connect them. The son completed the sprinkler feed lines from the valves to the "garden", and from the supply line to the valves. I say "garden" because it seems more like a buffet for the local rats and raccoons.   >:(
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Icarus on April 06, 2021, 01:49:53 AM
Nice guy that I am, I was at least moderately irritated by the goings on at the church across my street.  This church is one of the Hillsong types.  They cater to the younger set and have a propensity to make a lot of noise and create a carnival like atmosphere for the congregants.  Yesterday..Easter egg day, there were all manner of large and expensive carnival type rides and slides and such, deposited on the church grounds.  The children of the congregants had a high old time and of course found Easter eggs all over the area.

The part that really irritates me is the god damned drums that are apparently part of every assembly of the church goers. What Jungle drums have to do with Jesus escapes me. On a good day there are only a hundred or so cars in the parking lots.  On a Hooray day, like that leading up to Easter, there are many hundreds.  So many that the police are needed to control the huge number of cars that come and go.

The Hillsong Loony Tune outfit has an Aussie origination.  Dammit Blue you let them escape to North America.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 10, 2021, 11:36:42 PM
I'm ready for Sunday! Bring it!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1e/cc/18/1ecc1809f152c892019d23922d67a60a.gif)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 11, 2021, 01:48:43 AM
Possibly refine the wiring in the attic. I can't find wire nuts big enough to connect all the wires. It's not a matter of too many, the supply wire is #1 cable and the fed wires are 14 gauge, but there are five of them and they just don't all fit. I'm looking at 2 10A draws, so the wire sizes are correct. I bought some bus bar to do the connections instead. I'll have to build out a J-box to hold them. Crawling around in the attic really sucks! I have to walk in the joists, which are 1-1/2" wide, which is killing my poor tired feet. Next time, I hire an electrician. :smilenod:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on April 11, 2021, 06:35:17 AM
Today we will get a new cat. A beautiful female Main Coon kitty, called Zelda. She will keep Randy and Ricky, our two male Coonies, in check.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 11, 2021, 08:36:21 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on April 11, 2021, 06:35:17 AM
Today we will get a new cat. A beautiful female Main Coon kitty, called Zelda. She will keep Randy and Ricky, our two male Coonies, in check.

I take it they've all been doctored?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 11, 2021, 08:36:56 AM
Nothing planned  :o
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: jumbojak on April 11, 2021, 02:33:57 PM
I'm doing the same thing I do every Sunday. Going to work... *Sigh*
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Icarus on April 11, 2021, 08:21:24 PM
 DL for crawling around the attic, use two pieces of plywood.   About 18 inches wide by 36"  or  54" long depending on the spacing of the rafters.  Works for me when, or if, I am forced into that miserably uncomfortable space.  My roof has a 5 on 12 pitch and head bumps are a possibility.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 11, 2021, 08:40:43 PM
Icarus, it's engineered trusses on 24" centers, and the wiring ("romex" or its equivalent) runs on top of them, all over the place. I guess that was code back in the day. At least the inspector didn't flag it when we were buying this place. There is no clear space for more than maybe both feet on one truss at a time.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 12, 2021, 12:01:51 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on April 11, 2021, 06:35:17 AM
Today we will get a new cat. A beautiful female Main Coon kitty, called Zelda. She will keep Randy and Ricky, our two male Coonies, in check.

Pics, please! ;D
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 12, 2021, 12:02:30 AM
Quote from: jumbojak on April 11, 2021, 02:33:57 PM
I'm doing the same thing I do every Sunday. Going to work... *Sigh*

Sunday no fun day?  :-\
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on April 12, 2021, 02:18:52 AM
today i hauled 200,000 pounds of sand from the rail yard to the well pad.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on April 12, 2021, 04:00:21 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 12, 2021, 12:01:51 AM
Quote from: Tom62 on April 11, 2021, 06:35:17 AM
Today we will get a new cat. A beautiful female Main Coon kitty, called Zelda. She will keep Randy and Ricky, our two male Coonies, in check.

Pics, please! ;D

The handover has been postponed, because the cat owner is sick. It will hopefully take place later this week.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 18, 2021, 12:55:15 PM
Took the dogs out for a walk and litter picked through the woods.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on April 18, 2021, 02:25:45 PM
today is my 21st day living in my truck hauling sand. some 60 or 65 loads of around 40,000 pounds each.

so tonight i go home for a week and mail motorcycle parts to sweden, buy a new washing machine, see about dividing the one beehive that lasted through the winter, buy 400 pounds of sugar to mix up syrup, order some motorcycle parts for the track bike, change the oil in three trucks, take a car to the mechanic, prep my taxes, pay the accululated bills, pick up metal from the burn pile in the hayfield, sink fence posts for a cross fence on tbe north side of the farm, take some walks, set some live traps to look over the small mammals in the woods, spend some slow time with the wife, sleep late, and in general try to catch up some.

but for today ill just haul more sand.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on April 18, 2021, 03:37:57 PM
and set up tbe fish tank with darters and shiners

minnows too
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on April 18, 2021, 04:33:37 PM
You are a busy little beaver :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on April 18, 2021, 04:44:52 PM
nah, i'm mostly just delusional.

thats my wish list. we'll see how far i get

i forgot to add i need to order pizza pans to make wheel covers for the race bike and decide how much mandrel bent tubing to buy to weld up a tighter exhaust system for it, one that tucks away out of the slipstream

and i will buy some jet fuel to celebrate being home in the springtime
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 18, 2021, 06:25:54 PM
Wokked the dog, and then went to get the gag reflex checked. But they had me spit in a test tube, instead. Foot surgery is Wednesday, at a time as yet unknown. It may well be that they are waiting for the C19 test results before committing.  :???:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 19, 2021, 12:06:07 AM
I went for a 2-hour walk in the morning (I've been spending way too much time sitting down and it's beginning to take its toll...), then I sat down in front of the computer for the rest of the morning. After lunch I took a power nap which lasted till about 16h :grin:

I woke up feeling the usual range of guilty feelings and sat down in front of the computer again to get some work done. Online classes are a lot more work...every week there are loads of tasks I need to complete and hand in, and with my procrastination tendencies it hasn't been easy. ::)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on April 19, 2021, 12:30:34 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 19, 2021, 12:06:07 AM
I went for a 2-hour walk in the morning (I've been spending way too much time sitting down and it's beginning to take its toll...), then I sat down in front of the computer for the rest of the morning. After lunch I took a power nap which lasted till about 16h :grin:

I woke up feeling the usual range of guilty feelings and sat down in front of the computer again to get some work done. Online classes are a lot more work...every week there are loads of tasks I need to complete and hand in, and with my procrastination tendencies it hasn't been easy. ::)

:dominatrix: Back to work, young lady!  ;D
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on April 19, 2021, 12:44:11 AM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on April 19, 2021, 12:30:34 AM
Quote from: xSilverPhinx on April 19, 2021, 12:06:07 AM
I went for a 2-hour walk in the morning (I've been spending way too much time sitting down and it's beginning to take its toll...), then I sat down in front of the computer for the rest of the morning. After lunch I took a power nap which lasted till about 16h :grin:

I woke up feeling the usual range of guilty feelings and sat down in front of the computer again to get some work done. Online classes are a lot more work...every week there are loads of tasks I need to complete and hand in, and with my procrastination tendencies it hasn't been easy. ::)

:dominatrix: Back to work, young lady!  ;D

Heh, in a moment!  :sidesmile:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on April 19, 2021, 01:43:29 AM
Cooking a family of four........I mean.......cooking for a family of four. (https://web.stardock.net/images/smiles/themes/digicons/Devil.png)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 09, 2021, 07:31:31 PM
Well today I went to see one of my grandsons playing football at a local football field. Picked litter on the way and back. 10,000+ steps and two bags of litter. Plus a bit of 'treasure', a little tea pot. :)


(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/5116/JUO31R.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on May 09, 2021, 09:31:21 PM
i am going to sit at tbe sandyard and read.

as i delivered my last load, tbe pickup and deliver app everybody uses now froze.

fispatch could nt fix it. said to call IT.

company IT couldnt fix it. said to call dispatch.

currently i am waiting until tomorrow for the software developers to come to work, as the isdue appeats server related.

but i have resding to catch up on and tomorrow is day 15, so im headed in for a week
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 10, 2021, 12:48:05 AM
I did nothing, basically. That frustrates me but it takes way too much energy to change this pattern.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on May 10, 2021, 01:46:34 AM
Took the wife out to lunch at a Mexican restaurant that she likes.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 16, 2021, 03:38:19 PM
I have been 'Wombling' for the last couple of months around my local area. I have collected bags and bags of old rubbish blown and part buried in the woods and undergrowth. I found my first 'massager' today! :rofl:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1598/WEhhT0.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: xSilverPhinx on May 16, 2021, 03:51:09 PM
Quote from: Tank on May 16, 2021, 03:38:19 PM
I have been 'Wombling' for the last couple of months around my local area. I have collected bags and bags of old rubbish blown and part buried in the woods and undergrowth. I found my first 'massager' today! :rofl:

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1598/WEhhT0.jpg)

:rofl: Now even the woods and undergrowth have lost their innocence! :lol:
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on May 16, 2021, 04:57:32 PM
I have to save Buttercup from the clutches of Prince Humperdinck.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 23, 2021, 08:15:17 AM
Well today is the Monaco Grand Prix. Sometimes fantastic, sometimes boring. Louis Hamilton is 7th on the grid which guarantees some nail biting racing today!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tom62 on May 24, 2021, 09:04:18 AM
Quote from: Tank on May 23, 2021, 08:15:17 AM
Well today is the Monaco Grand Prix. Sometimes fantastic, sometimes boring. Louis Hamilton is 7th on the grid which guarantees some nail biting racing today!

Hurray, Max Verstappen won!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 24, 2021, 04:52:05 PM
Quote from: Tom62 on May 24, 2021, 09:04:18 AM
Quote from: Tank on May 23, 2021, 08:15:17 AM
Well today is the Monaco Grand Prix. Sometimes fantastic, sometimes boring. Louis Hamilton is 7th on the grid which guarantees some nail biting racing today!

Hurray, Max Verstappen won!

And he now leads the drivers championship and Red Bull lead the constructors championship, by 1 point! But the race was crap. Not a single on track over take, not one!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on May 24, 2021, 09:38:08 PM
what are the cars? engines? rules?

i read in wiki that mcclaren hasthe most wins.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 25, 2021, 01:54:32 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on May 24, 2021, 09:38:08 PM
what are the cars? engines? rules?

i read in wiki that mcclaren hasthe most wins.

Four wheels and rear wheel drive.
1.6L V6 turbo hybrid at 650bhp internal combustion + 350bhp electrical boost for part of any lap. 4 engines and gearboxes per season.
Go fastest, Finish first.

:D

Mercedes has won the last 7 Championships in a row. 6 of those were won by Lewis Hamilton who now has join highest number of championships at 7 with Michael Schumacher.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on May 25, 2021, 03:23:28 PM
what about aero?

i see thst theyve got a pretty complex wing

what else can they do with aerodynamics?

maybe better, what are tbey forbidden to do?
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 25, 2021, 05:11:51 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on May 25, 2021, 03:23:28 PM
what about aero?

i see thst theyve got a pretty complex wing

what else can they do with aerodynamics?

maybe better, what are tbey forbidden to do?

Aero is anything you want within imaginary boxes around the car. There is a maximum allowed degree of flexibility in all component parts. That is currently a bone of contention as one team has been pushing the limit on flexibility so new stiffer regs have been introduced. The point is that at high speed where downforce isn't so critical but drag is. The flexibility flattened the rear wing too much so the car had a lower drag at high speed.

The shape and minimum height of the floor pan is highly regulated. When this was not so the cars could bottom out over a large area leading to a catastrophic lose of downforce on high speed corners. This resulted in the death of Ayrton Senna in 1994.

My son was deeply involved with aerodynamics for 3 years at McLaren. His speciality at the time was fluidic simulations of airflow around the car. To test the accuracy of the simulations the cars are fitted with 'aero rakes' on the first practice of each race and at some of the testing sessions. If you look at the picture below you'll see that at each intersection and along the horizontal and vertical bars of the aero rake there are lots of little bumps, these are pressure sensors. They check the simulated pressures against the measured pressures to calibrate the simulations.

(https://bhatonwheels.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/1488277131208.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on May 25, 2021, 08:40:11 PM
tbats facinating.afarsuperior technique tban windtunnellig. cheaper as well.

itsinteresting thathes using a canard. inmotorcycling  anything ahead of the rider is highly scrutinized, because putting the center  of pressure ahead og tbe centrr of gravity results in instabity in crosswinds.

no more NSU dustbins, for example

https://images.app.goo.gl/YqSp7ah1VWMNPqMSA



i needto look at more pictures obviously the intent is downforce on the front wheels, but im curious as to what they were thinking
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on May 25, 2021, 09:16:27 PM
But the aero on the bike has nothing at the back to counter the effect of the front. And it has no inherent lateral stability to counter a side wind.

There is a lot of talk of simplifying the designs of the front wings. They have become so sophisticated they are very adversely effected by the dirty air coming off the car in front. It stops continuous close chasing with the car in front.

The rear aerofoils are allowed one moving/powered element known as a Drag Reduction System (DRS). All the tracks have one or two DRS zones. If car A gets within 1 second of car B at a timing point before the DRS zone it is allowed to activate its DRS system at the start of the next DRS zone and deactivate it at the end of the zone. This gives the trailing car a big drop in drag and thus increase in top speed. In the past it was relatively easy to catch the car in front due to the tow effect. But it was sometimes near impossible to pass. It's now easier to get past, not automatic, but easier.

Tyres are also interesting. There are 5 grades of tyre from soft to hard. At each track 3 types are allowed. At Monaco, a slow twisty track, grades 1, 2 and 3 are used. At a fast track like Monza grades 3, 4 and 5 are used. So grade 3 can be the hardest at one track and the softest at another. Each car must use at least 2 grades of tyre in a race. Which means there is at least one compulsory pit stop. The world record for a pit stop is currently 1.82 seconds and is held by Red Bull. Pit stops over 2.5 seconds are considered poor.

Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on May 25, 2021, 09:47:36 PM
thats amazing

motorcycle aero is destinedto stayfairly primitive because the most drag is causdd by tbe rider. even if hetucks in behind afairing his body still sucks the machinebackwards

therez tweaks. people try vortex gendrators, and windows to loerr side forces, but after you hang a bubble on the front the rest is mostly cosmetic
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on June 13, 2021, 10:53:00 AM
Memeing Mags idea!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7200/3yvtm2.jpg)

Then off to some friends for lunch :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Bad Penny II on June 13, 2021, 11:32:50 AM
Quote from: Tank on June 13, 2021, 10:53:00 AM
Memeing Mags idea!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7200/3yvtm2.jpg)

Then off to some friends for lunch :)

Whenever I have a brilliant original thought I do a Google search and find its already been thought, then I drink some beer.

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRy4xKVPtAOnrxv-qOgUj6fbHde62CwU3TL_KMVY1iMCx2f3riLo81nudTmC71qpUgm85I&usqp=CAU)

Every thought you could possibly think has already been thought by a fricken dinosaur and dismissed by the rest of them as fatuous, I hate them.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Magdalena on June 13, 2021, 12:22:32 PM
Quote from: Tank on June 13, 2021, 10:53:00 AM
Memeing Mags idea!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/7200/3yvtm2.jpg)

Then off to some friends for lunch :)

I like it, but I think it should be:
"If red wine is the blood of Jesus, then white wine is his...plasma? Yes?"
;D

Enjoy your lunch.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 11, 2021, 10:53:59 AM
Well this morning I work up a little before 6am, showered and went out for a dog walk and litter pick.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1423/Asm6RU.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1180/Naqeuf.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8960/jPQaMI.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2300/xhWsgl.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7774/VEMi5X.jpg)

Some previous wombling around my area.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8933/LfzIid.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7499/ool3q3.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1517/kdbPxe.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on July 11, 2021, 02:33:35 PM
You are a nice, public-spirited person! The city I live in does have some litter, but not like where I used to live- the San Fernando Valley. It actually depresses me when I go there now; it just looks like a shithole where I used to live. Here, if someone dumps trash in the street (seldom, but stuff like fast food bags), a homeowner will go collect it and dispose of it.

BoT, I'm making a kumiko panel, sort of like this one (scroll down just past the first video to the "asa-no-ha" pic)-

https://bau-woodworks.com/kumiko-patterns-the-different-designs-of-the-japanese-wood-latticework/ (https://bau-woodworks.com/kumiko-patterns-the-different-designs-of-the-japanese-wood-latticework/)

Except that I'm making a grid of nine of them. I also made those jigs to guide the chopping of the ends of the pieces to size and shape.

Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on July 11, 2021, 04:21:45 PM
theres a guy on my road that hoes to town and buys a 12 pack of beer, then drives home drinking them and throwing the cans out the window along about 5 miles of road. ive been picking em up for almist 20 years8

if i knew who it was id like to pick them all up and  stuff them in his ass
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 11, 2021, 04:29:42 PM
Quote from: billy rubin on July 11, 2021, 04:21:45 PM
theres a guy on my road that hoes to town and buys a 12 pack of beer, then drives home drinking them and throwing the cans out the window along about 5 miles of road. ive been picking em up for almist 20 years8

if i knew who it was id like to pick them all up and  stuff them in his ass

I have one of those one my patch! I think it's a woman. I find an empty 1/3 bottle of cheap rose wine Monday to Friday in approximately the same place on a path that leads from the local supermarket.  >:(
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Magdalena on July 11, 2021, 07:41:34 PM
Quote from: Tank on July 11, 2021, 10:53:59 AM
Well this morning I work up a little before 6am, showered and went out for a dog walk and litter pick.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1423/Asm6RU.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1180/Naqeuf.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8960/jPQaMI.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/2300/xhWsgl.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7774/VEMi5X.jpg)

Some previous wombling around my area.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/8933/LfzIid.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/7499/ool3q3.jpg)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1517/kdbPxe.jpg)

That's so nice of you, Tank.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 11, 2021, 10:52:18 PM
Thank you :)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on July 12, 2021, 02:44:46 AM
loaded thev truck, hooked to the trailer and mudbogged through the hayfield to the lane. evefything i think ill need is on the trailer orvthe truck

leaving in the bright and early. 1184 miles to the airbase and then another 60 to buy extra gasoline, back to the runways to do final repairs on the machines and then three days of a heart rate so slow i can count the beats.

if racing a 56 year old motorcycle doesnt kill me the bleeding off of avyears worth of stress will make me live forever
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 12, 2021, 07:30:12 AM
Quote from: billy rubin on July 12, 2021, 02:44:46 AM
loaded thev truck, hooked to the trailer and mudbogged through the hayfield to the lane. evefything i think ill need is on the trailer orvthe truck

leaving in the bright and early. 1184 miles to the airbase and then another 60 to buy extra gasoline, back to the runways to do final repairs on the machines and then three days of a heart rate so slow i can count the beats.

if racing a 56 year old motorcycle doesnt kill me the bleeding off of avyears worth of stress will make me live forever

That sounds great.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today
Post by: Tom62 on July 12, 2021, 04:37:51 PM
My wife and I had a massage treatment. After that we went to an Italian restaurant for lunch and in the evening we went to a nice German restaurant. I intended to watch the match between England and Italy afterwards, but was just too tired.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 18, 2021, 07:58:06 AM
Today we're off to Lotherton Hall (https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/lotherton/) to see the birds etc. :)

Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Icarus on July 19, 2021, 01:22:14 AM
Busted my hump repairing another door in my house.  It was an exterior door that had deteriorated to a point that demanded attention, or at least my wife thought so.  Actually I have been working on the damned door for about a week off and on.  I finally got the thing neatly repaired and put back in place.

WHEW!  I am glad that is over.  The door weighs nearly a hundred pounds and it was a bitch to remove and re-instal. 
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Brian Ó Seanacháin on July 20, 2021, 07:41:56 PM
What I did last Sunday, watch Limerick give Tipperary a spankering (eventually) in the Munster final while I was busy cowering in fear from the sun.

We Irish are not built for this weather, we are a fair and delicate lot.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 25, 2021, 02:49:55 PM
Well today I went and cleared out a litter hot spot I found yesterday. Six bags full of beer cans, crisp packets, drinks bottles, sweet wrappers, wet wipes and other assorted rubbish. Better than 2 hours in church. :)

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/5871/LkrBiN.jpg)
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Dark Lightning on July 25, 2021, 04:43:33 PM
^ Better than thoughts and prayers. What a bunch of pigs, leaving that all behind! Apologies to swine while I'm at it, they're not that bad.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 25, 2021, 05:49:02 PM
Quote from: Dark Lightning on July 25, 2021, 04:43:33 PM
^ Better than thoughts and prayers. What a bunch of pigs, leaving that all behind! Apologies to swine while I'm at it, they're not that bad.

It was a couple of years accumulation in a bit of dead ground that I didn't even realise was there! We definitely have issues with a minority of habitual litter bugs.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on July 25, 2021, 07:06:07 PM
Things and stuff!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on July 25, 2021, 09:27:11 PM
i sometimes wish for the old time solutions

https://www.google.com/search?q=spring+guns+poacher&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwjIlJ2Sh__xAhUIlXIEHb18DH4Q2-cCegQIABAC&oq=spring+guns+poacher&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQAzoCCAA6BggAEAcQHjoGCAAQCBAeOgYIABAFEB46BQghEKsCOgQIIRAKUOgrWOFYYMpeaAJwAHgAgAFoiAGyB5IBBDEwLjGYAQCgAQHAAQE&sclient=mobile-gws-wiz-img&ei=3sj9YMitJ4iqytMPvfmx8Ac&bih=756&biw=384&client=ms-android-verizon&prmd=sivn
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Tank on July 26, 2021, 09:57:01 AM
I didn't know such a thing as a spring gun existed!
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: No one on July 26, 2021, 11:15:18 AM
Yeah, they've taken a fall in popularity.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: Ecurb Noselrub on July 26, 2021, 08:03:01 PM
I don't know - summer pretty popular.
Title: Re: It's Sunday. What are you going to do today?
Post by: billy rubin on July 27, 2021, 04:05:30 AM
local law enforcement and courts tend to frown on them