ryoder

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  1. What is the equivalent descent in water to descending from 13,000ft to 0ft in in air??? In other words, how many feet of water equals 13,000ft of air (talking in "pressure" and "ear" terms) ??? Starting from sea level: - Ascend (in the air) to 18,000 feet and the pressure is halved. - Descend (in the water) to 33 feet, and the pressure is doubled.. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  2. Wow! That bee is hung like a horse! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  3. Interesting choice of words. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  4. You forgot : #14: Do they have an arbitrary list they use to nitpick every aspect of our relationship? Here is my list: 1. Am I better off *with* this person, or *without* them? Isn't that much simpler? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  5. No, that is not what happened. I had a lot of horizontal speed (ground speed). I was flung away from the main sideways not downwards. I was very different to a non-spinning mal. You are missing his point; It is irrelevant where the *earth* is when you deploy. What matters is where the *relative* *wind* is. When you chop a canopy that is in a hard spin, you are in a stand up position *relative* to the *wind*. This is a good position for deployment, since the pilot chute will promptly be swept off off your back and up behind your head. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  6. The original ParaFoil 189's had mesh sewn over every crossport. A damn good idea. Alternatively, building ribs from plain old 1.1 MilSpec fabric like the old ejection canopies used, is leaky enough you don't need crossports. I once watched a guy land a canopy that had blown out ALL the crossports in one rib, splitting the rib lengthwise from nose to tail. It looked like a snake that had swallowed a rabbit. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  7. Tried it w/o success; I just couldn't get the laptop to stay balanced on my lap. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  8. Don't forget the "Carpet Fresh"! "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  9. #31. Watching porn videos in reverse is just as good as watching them in forward. In fact, you can't tell the difference! It makes rewinding so much more fun. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  10. I just Googled for that old thread, and found this posting from Brian: So Brian, did PD get that name from you? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  11. Will the cat be there? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  12. I have had a Raven Dash MZ for about three years. I am also a rigger. The last time I packed it was also the FIRST time I was actually happy with my pack job. I wouldn't pack one for anyone else unless sex was part of the payment. (FYI: My newest rig has a PD in it.) "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  13. Why on earth would the ownership of the canopy even enter into a decision about emergency procedures??? And if it DID enter into the decision, why would it sway toward NOT chopping??? One of my favorite writers, P.J. O'Rourke, once said something like this: "The most satisfying, care-free, fun-to-drive, off-road vehicle I've ever driven was...a rental car." "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  14. The reasons I've heard are: 1. There is a limit to human arm/shoulder strength. 2. Interference of the wing with reaching the BOC. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  15. Reduced Drag S ... ss... suh... ??? http://www.performancedesigns.com/hotnews/RDS/rds.htm "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  16. ryoder

    Vonage

    ya know the reason on this right????? well if not i'll tell ya anyways dsl operates on the freq above audible and such.... you are required to have a dial tone (what they call providing you with local phone service) for this to work. no phoneline then no dsl... No it is not a requirement, but lack of a dialtone can be a problem, as a friend of mine in the NW 'burbs of Chicago learned. The following text is an email from him: "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  17. ryoder

    Vonage

    Same is true of QWest. Kind of a strange situation for me. I require broadband, but don't want local phone service or cable or satellite. Unfortunately, the other options for BB aren't reliable enough for me to consider anything else. Cable and Satellite also require you to get their "normal" services as well. http://www.forbes.com/markets/newswire/2004/02/25/rtr1274740.html http://online.wsj.com/article_email/0,,SB107766524136738263-IJjgINilah3nZ2taXSIa6qBm4,00.html "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  18. And how is the "Eagle Trim" different from the trim of the old Para-Sled? "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  19. I've been jumping since 1972 and never heard of a "Brantex" suit. However "Brand X" suits were once quite popular. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  20. It was originally supposed to open around the first of the year. The last time I inquired about it (about 2 months ago), the story I was told was they are ready to build, but the damn city is taking it's sweet time issuing the permits. Due to living about one mile from Westminster, I have a keen interest in this. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  21. One day I was sitting next to Billy (known for his crazy sense of humor), and his tandem student; A 19-year old kid named Johnny. The following exchange took place: Billy: "Johnny, Do you like gladiator films?" Johnny: "Not really." [Odd question, I thought.] Billy: "Johnny, have you ever been in a Turkish Prison?" Johnny: "No." [Oh, no! He isn't...] Billy: "Ever seen a grown man naked, Johnny?" Of course I was ROTFLMAO at this point! I don't think Johnny had ever seen "Airplane", so to this day he probably thinks Billy is one weird perv. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  22. Eight months to go until the election, and I'm so fed up with the bullshit spewed by both, that I wouldn't vote for either. Voters should be presented with a "None of the Above" option in every election. Any time "None of the Above" gets the largest portion of the vote, the election should be nullified, and a new election held with the previous set of candidates disqualified. "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  23. http://www.dvdschedule.com/ "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  24. Yes it did. When the Hindenburg disaster occurred, WLS reporter Herbert Morrison was doing a live radio broadcast. Even though he was in shock at what he was seeing, he kept talking, describing what was occurring. If you google for it, you can find the audio online. When Les Nesman does his narration of the turkey drop, he is mimicing the style and emotion of Morrison's 1937 radio report, even including the verbatim phrase "oh the humanity". "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.
  25. Breathe control is very important for experienced jumpers, too! For example if you are trying to dock but you are too high, exhaling all the air from your lungs can help you sink down to the other person. Likewise, if you are too low, taking a big breathe of air and holding it can help you float up... ...oh wait, maybe I'm thinking of another sport... "There are only three things of value: younger women, faster airplanes, and bigger crocodiles" - Arthur Jones.