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wilheldp_PE last won the day on August 27 2018

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  1. For slightly more than Maker's you can get Basil Hayden or Bulleit...both of which are leagues better.
  2. The sports press is dying for some real drama with the Patriots, Brady, and Belichick. The Pats have lost 2 games this season, and you'd think they were worse than the Bengals with the headlines I'm seeing. During most of the Patriots Super Bowl years, they had 2 or more losses during the regular season. Losses during the season don't matter unless you fail to make the playoffs.
  3. I just heard on the radio on the drive in this morning that it's a 5-seat, crossover SUV. WTF are they slapping the Mustang badge on a car that bears absolutely 0 resemblance to the car its named after?
  4. That's a NEMA 5-30 outlet, so it can provide up to 30 amps at 240 VAC. I would double check the breaker serving it, though. If its just a 30 amp breaker, I wouldn't put more than 22 amps on it (the previous Jacuzzi used 17 amps). You should never have a continuous load over over 80% of a breaker's rated capacity. As for what that box is, it might just be a junction box, or it might have some other controls in it. The sticker in the lower left says "steam bath equipment," so maybe a steam generator?
  5. I very much prefer that to women blowing their lips up like balloons. I never have understood that particular plastic surgery.
  6. Dunno...but let me know if you find out. My boss and another supervisor at work are both like this. I dread whenever either of them drop by to ask a 'simple' question. It's at least 30 minutes of my day that I'm not going to get back.
  7. Those pictures have made the rounds of the Tesla forums and Facebook pages too.
  8. When I worked at the A/E firm, there was an architectural CAD tech that sat right next to the employee entrance. His computer was spec'd to the max because he was running the first version of Revit (which was a massive resource hog). Every day at lunch, he'd fire up a first person shooter (can't remember which one) and play it for his whole lunch break. I'm assuming he had management's permission because he was in an open cubicle near a high-traffic area, and he would have needed IT to install the game for him on that computer.
  9. Teddy Bridgewater is good. He has an excellent arm, he can throw on the run, and his first inclination is to throw (i.e., he isn't a QB that's always looking to run). He was awesome at Louisville with a shitty O-line, and he did really well for the Vikings prior to his leg injury.
  10. The quote in the HBO series was an adaptation of a quote from a Soviet physicist (Vasili Nesterenko) in a documentary glorifying the Russians that risked their lives in the cleanup effort immediately following the Chernobyl meltdown. The quote is widely discredited, and it is believed he used it as hyperbole to inflate the importance of the cleanup crew (i.e., they prevented an explosion that would have leveled half of Ukraine). He was just referencing a steam explosion, but his estimate of the magnitude of the blast was off by a couple orders of magnitude.
  11. The bolded part is why I refuse to watch the show. I've seen several documentaries on the Chernobyl disaster and I've watched some reviews of the HBO show from some pretty smart, science-types. Between the two, I believe it impossible for a nuclear meltdown at a power plant to cause a thermo-nuclear blast. The percentage of U235 is too low in power-grade fuel to produce the fast chain reaction necessary to form a nuclear explosion. The only risks from power plant meltdowns is fallout, direct exposure during cleanup, and ground contamination. There are often explosions during meltdown, but they are caused by ignition of hydrogen accumulated in the reactor vessel. Those types of explosions usually don't even make it to the kiloton level of damage, but it can release more fallout and expand the area of ground contamination.
  12. My major roof surfaces face the wrong direction (need a large south-facing roof in the northern hemisphere to make it work) and my roof is shaded for a large part of the day. If it weren't for those two factors, I would already have rooftop solar.
  13. I think the "negligent" part indicates they might not have known, but they *should have* known.
  14. Heh.. I was gonna ask if that nasty shit came with a free butt plug.
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