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    Stalling For Success

    A good reminder for people like me that have gotten lax on canopy practice.
  2. Are you a servant of the law, or it's master? Did you inch your way on the freeway in a metal coffin this morning? Or do you respect your elders? Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  3. Plow it all up, and seed it with Emo grass. That way, it will cut itself. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  4. Andy Warhol Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  5. Rats - I read that as I was a popular toy among the engineers when I was in college "Keyholes" - what? "desktops" - hmmm, yes, yes, do tell. "anyplace where a small bang could make someone" - oh, yeah, baby. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  6. Some great additions, and I'm going to include Kris Jenner in the list. Only a reptilian or a skydiver could be so narcissistic. Also, she doesn't wear her "skin" very well. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  7. List anyone famous (celebrities, politicians, etc) that you are pretty sure are extra-terrestrial, in disguise as humans. Links are helpful, in case others don't know who it is. I'll start. Marq Torien (lead singer of Bullet Boys). This guy acts androgynous and has a gigantic head. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  8. For the record, I believe in extraterrestrials. But this is a fake, and I've seen plenty of fakes. The position of the "orbs" relative to the skyline and the aircraft window demonstrates that the lights were inside the aircraft. They are too much inline with the body position of the airplane and the camera to be exterior to the craft. If you want convincing, check out the Jerusalem UFO videos. Although this site tries hard to "prove" them a fake, it doesn't do a good job of debunking, IMO. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMAtCQEPLeQ My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools. I can fix it. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  10. Down. The brickwork next to each step is laid horizontally. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  11. Get to him the first time, get him on belly and deploy immediately. Back-to-earth deployments have a very high chance of malfunction. Don't rely on the AAD to save your student, it will also deploy back-to-earth. Still got the save, so that's good.
  12. "Anyone that wants to hurt or kill a bunch of people they don't know, regardless of ideology, is mentally ill." - me. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  13. Bingo. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  14. Same here. Pressing a button is way hard. I have better things to do with my 1/4 of a second. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  15. Why isn't anyone calling the co-pilot a terrorist? Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  16. Weird browser stuff (Chrome on PC), like the tab with dz.com gets locked up and I have to close it. But only that tab - others work fine. I suspect poor Ad Javascript. Or aliens. But definitely not the government. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  17. Putting faces to names. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  18. Once you go me, it might hurt to pee. Did I say that out loud?? Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  19. In an article about a teen shooting and killing another teen, one officer quoted as saying I find that statement to be interesting, coming from a police officer. Maybe he meant to say "in the county" ? Here is text of the article: Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  20. Here's how it works: 1. If the Social Security Agency gave money to your parents 30 or 40 years ago and 2. The SSA feels that it overpaid your parents (or someone else it can't identify) and 3. You, the child, are getting a tax refund this year, then 4. The IRS takes your refund as "repayment" of your parents' debt http://m.washingtonpost.com/politics/social-security-treasury-target-hundreds-of-thousands-of-taxpayers-for-parents-old-debts/2014/04/10/74ac8eae-bf4d-11e3-bcec-b71ee10e9bc3_story.html Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  21. How could we NOT spend money in pursuit of understanding the universe? We are the only creatures on the planet that can reason at this level. What gets me is how much more money we spend destroying ourselves, rather than trying to achieve greater things. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  22. I don't believe that. Rosalyn Carter spent years as first lady working across both isles to get the Mental Health System Act passed into law. That law would have earmarked eight-hundred million dollars a year for mental health. Then Reagan was elected and within his first month, gutted the program of funding, and the law has effectively been nullified. The enemy of mental healthcare isn't the Constitution, it is the GOP. And we are, every year, seeing fallout from people who are not receiving the treatment they need. http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=32339 Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  23. One of the people involved with the video has posted that he believes it to be a rock in the jumper's canopy: http://norskmeteornettverk.no/wordpress/?p=1497 Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  24. Chasing money is what they're doing. Auction off the items off that no one claims, fine the guy for your work, justify your paycheck and bring in some dough for a money-hungry government agency. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD
  25. I'm going with "real", not that I'm an expert Really amazing, yes, but when looking at Anders' body language, he shows no sign of deception. That doesn't mean he's lying, just that he believes what he's saying (could be well rehearsed). As far as the physics, I think it's believable. Again, I'm not an expert. Really unlikely, yes, but still believable. Trapped on the surface of a sphere. XKCD