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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1400 on: June 29, 2022, 02:53:54 PM »

Euros should be accepted.

What about lira?

Those haven't been issued for 20 years now.

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1401 on: June 29, 2022, 03:02:09 PM »

I just put a Chevy Malibu back out on M-52 northbound coming out of St. Charles about 20 minutes ago. After we hit the 55 mph speed limit I punched it and got up to 100 mph, a Chevy Malibu was trying to keep up with me and trying to pass me and I wouldn't let him. Oncoming traffic was coming and I slowed down and let him ride my ass. I was only doing 100 mph for about a half mile, I was doing 75 mph up to Swan Creek Road as there was no traffic in front of me until I got to the curve after Lakefield Road and that traffic was doing 70 so I just kept with them, the oncoming traffic though was nonstop so the Malibu was still behind me. I turned onto Swan Creek Road and about 2 miles or so down by the Saginaw Valley Rail Trail crossing my GPS alerted me that there was a speed trap ahead. So I slowed down and was doing the 55 mph speed limit and the Malibu comes up behind me and passes me doing about 75 or so mph, about a half mile later a Michigan state police trooper was sitting on the side of the road just chillin. The Malibu passed him and the cop went after him. I thought holy shit that car got pulled over. I hadn't had my Fusion up to 100 mph before so I broke the sound barrier on this car.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1402 on: June 29, 2022, 04:25:16 PM »

Back to the subtitles thing: They should be displayed at plays and musicals as well. Often the sound mixing or speakers aren't properly set up, so it's hard to catch what was said/sung.

Agree 100% - I went to see Hamilton a couple years ago and could not understand most of what was being sung.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1403 on: June 29, 2022, 04:42:41 PM »

Euros should be accepted.

What about lira?

Those haven't been issued for 20 years now.

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  There is still Turkish Lira.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1404 on: June 30, 2022, 11:42:21 AM »

The Flintstones never discussed the initiation rites of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes, did they?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1405 on: July 03, 2022, 01:26:15 PM »

Is it possible for mourning doves to take flight without making noise?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1406 on: July 05, 2022, 08:54:55 PM »

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1407 on: July 05, 2022, 09:37:14 PM »

I wish my admin panel had the stuff on it that you seem to think it does. :-D
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1408 on: July 05, 2022, 10:37:19 PM »

The Flintstones never discussed the initiation rites of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes, did they?
Yes they did.  It was on that episode where Wilma and Betty dressed up like men and donned their husbands' old hats to sneak into the Water Buffalo lodge.  But they wound up in the room where the new members were waiting, and ended up having being subject to hazing rituals.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1409 on: July 05, 2022, 11:52:17 PM »

Is there anybody out there who's actively trying to revive button copy signs, just for decorations?

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1410 on: July 06, 2022, 12:00:32 AM »

Is there anybody out there who's actively trying to revive button copy signs, just for decorations?

Yes:

https://flic.kr/p/2kLTffT
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1411 on: July 06, 2022, 12:15:59 AM »

Oh, so that's not an old one you bought at an auction from CalDOT?

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1412 on: July 06, 2022, 12:18:50 AM »

Oh, so that's not an old one you bought at an auction from CalDOT?

Someone cut the shield out of a BGS near San Juan Capistrano, I bought it off them.  Seemed like it was a shield in need of preservation on my garage wall.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1413 on: July 06, 2022, 02:23:35 AM »

Is there anybody out there who's actively trying to revive button copy signs, just for decorations?

Jake Bear used to make signs in the style of the old ground-level cateye signs (i.e. reflectors affixed to a backplate that then poked through holes drilled in the sign face), but as far as I know he never did true button copy, where each letter is demountable. In any case, he's moved away from reflective signs of any sort, since most of his replicas are of signs that were never reflective to begin with.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1414 on: July 08, 2022, 02:36:18 PM »

A fire that destroyed a condo building west of Saginaw last night. Firefighters from several different departments battled the blaze for 7 hours. Driving westbound on M-46 I noticed a cloud of black smoke in the air. This condo is a complete loss.

https://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw-bay-city/2022/07/pictures-video-show-devastation-from-condo-fire-in-saginaw-area-that-displaced-dozens.html?fbclid=IwAR2xzPf0KpSjwX2z-vzFQ-gTnykWWNmDJ9_X2UBHZzZT10E1qZz5YV1NUIQ
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1415 on: July 09, 2022, 06:28:48 AM »

Do towels over the windows of cars mean the same thing as a sock on a doorknob? I saw a whole bunch of them at the northbound I-75 Hillsborough County Rest Area yesterday.

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1416 on: July 10, 2022, 08:21:33 PM »

Do towels over the windows of cars mean the same thing as a sock on a doorknob? I saw a whole bunch of them at the northbound I-75 Hillsborough County Rest Area yesterday.

Probably just trying to block out light from outside the car so they can get a nap.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1417 on: July 12, 2022, 08:26:19 PM »

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1418 on: July 13, 2022, 04:10:43 AM »

Could you have a hair metal band where everyone is bald?
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1419 on: July 13, 2022, 05:03:40 AM »

The Flintstones never discussed the initiation rites of the Loyal Order of Water Buffaloes, did they?
Yes they did.  It was on that episode where Wilma and Betty dressed up like men and donned their husbands' old hats to sneak into the Water Buffalo lodge.  But they wound up in the room where the new members were waiting, and ended up having being subject to hazing rituals.

So I didn't imagine it.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1420 on: July 13, 2022, 07:37:55 AM »

I think the Earth rotation thing shouldn't be an issue when teleporting due to gravity. Another thing would be teleporting anywhere else in the Universe.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1421 on: July 13, 2022, 08:14:23 AM »

I think the Earth rotation thing shouldn't be an issue when teleporting due to gravity. Another thing would be teleporting anywhere else in the Universe.

How come nobody in Science Fiction movies pertaining to time travel factors the differing position of Earth at different points in time?  The rotation of the Earth around the galactic core alone is enough to cause major problems even before you get into things like Universal Expansion.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1422 on: July 13, 2022, 08:48:37 AM »

Could you have a hair metal band where everyone is bald?
Sure. Wigs exist.
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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1423 on: July 13, 2022, 09:54:53 AM »

Could you have a hair metal band where everyone is bald?
Sure. Wigs exist.

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Re: Random Thoughts
« Reply #1424 on: July 14, 2022, 02:21:19 PM »

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