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  1. Um. Jeg ser problemet. 6:00 er kl. 06:00, ikke sant? Du skulle har hatt kaffe og frokost klar...
  2. Our bodies are wired to respond to hypercarbia by increasing the breathing rate and triggering other muscle responses in an effort to correct the situation, resulting in panic and distress (our suffocation response). The body has no such response to hypoxia. I have been hypoxic on a 23k foot skydive, and there was no distress. If you watch Skyrad's link from 32 minutes on (or any other hypobaric chamber test), there is no distress. At 42 minutes in Skyrad's link, there was a test with pigs, comparing CO2 to nitrogen. CO2, predictably, caused distress, while nitrogen did not.
  3. I'm not interested in arguing for or against the death penalty, or whether the death penalty is warranted in this case. The need to use "untested" drugs to replace pentobarbital is the interesting bit. Can anyone explain why, when the regular drugs are no longer available, the sentence cannot be carried out using other methods that are known to be effective? For example, a regular mask, with 100% nitrogen will achieve the same result. It costs very nearly nothing and it's very effective and humane. Assuming the act takes place in a well-ventilated room, when the sentence has been carried out, just turn off the gas and wait a few minutes, and a simple measuring instrument will tell you when the oxygen level in the room is safe; there are no toxic residual gases. Is it because it's too simple? Serious question.
  4. How handy are you with electronics? Can you (or someone you know) write a little software to upload data from a logger? A simple Type J or Type K thermocouple is cheap; both measure quite accurately well below "brass balls" temperatures. Hook it up to a readily available USB logger and you're set. A quick search showed that for under $100 including the thermocouple, this should do the trick: http://www.microdaq.com/lascar/temperature/usb-thermocouple-logger.php You may be able to find similar solutions for cheaper if you spend a bit of time looking. Search for "USB thermocouple logger".
  5. I see a potentially "interesting" opening, depending on how solidly the flag is attached to his feet. Someone should make sure he has rear-facing video. A good example of Booth's Law in action...
  6. It makes chronological sorting much easier...
  7. People trying to sound articulate and important with "Bob and myself will ...". You just sound stupid.
  8. Sometimes the difference between China and Norway isn't all that clear...
  9. I'm, curious, but haven't looked this up: How does Canada's contribution compare to, say, Scandinavian countries which have roughly similar climates, economies and standards of living? Scandinavia produces an enormous amount of hydroelectricity, and a great deal of their heating is electric, so I would expect them to have a far smaller "heating" pollution level from hydrocarbons per capita than Canada. However, there is a lot of domestic wood-fired heating, so there is still pollution, most likely with a higher particulate loading than for the same amount of heat with hydrocarbons. They also have enormous gas fields just off shore, but don't use any of it; it all gets shipped to mainland Europe.
  10. I almost cut away from a CF2 149 loaded 1.4 that collapsed and spun up at 1800' or so. Friend and I were flying beside each other, he *touched* one corner of the canopy with his foot and it tucked under, throwing the canopy into a violent spin. Fun times. If it were loaded heavier, I don't think it would have been a problem.
  11. The S90 is much more pocketable than the G10, and still has excellent picture quality.
  12. "Current water depth" takes on a whole new meaning...
  13. You're joking, right Squeak? Have you heard any verifiable (i.e. not third-hand) cases of engines being damaged by a properly selected and appropriate synthetic oil? I never have. What does the age or the design have to do with whether or not you can use a synthetic oil? The fact that the synthetics we have today weren't available then, has nothing to do with whether you can use them or not. It "wasn't designed for it" simply because they weren't available. As long as you use an oil with the same viscosity and a similar or better service rating, the synthetics lubricate better than any of the conventional oils and are more stable with respect to heat and oxidation (a definite plus with air-cooled engines). What you are likely to find with a good synthetic is that the engine will run slightly cooler due to enhanced lubricity, which is a good thing in my books, regardless of whether the engine was designed and built in the 1930s or currently. Find a good synthetic like Amsoil and be happy. It is definitely not as cheap as conventional oils, but your bike will love you for it.