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  1. It isn't working at all for me. IE runs and then says page cannot be displayed. You still working on this Dave? I loved that sight, bummer it is down. "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  2. I just got a Skype phone finally. I got a GE which has two cordless phones and bases. So I like how I am not "wired" to the computer. Also the phones can be used in dual mode where you can use Skype or a traditional land line. I don't have a home phone so I paid the $30 a year to get my own phone number through Skype. Seems to be working ok. Bummer is you have to have high speed internet the computer turned on and the software running. Other than that it sure beats paying another home phone bill. I already have to pay a cell phone bill each month. DBR "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  3. I bet being a porn star would eventually lose its apeal. My job isn't that boring, it just was/is until I am there long enough for them to dump a crap load of work on me. Right now I am still doing training and "trying to learn the operation." I forgot about ebaum's world! I bet it is blocked too though. They block MySpace and Facebook as well as any game or video site. But the don't block ebay. Go figure? DAVID "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  4. Well I just started a new job as a production engineer and I haven't touched the production floor more than twice... go figure. So what do you all do to kill time? I used to always play games on www.teagames.com and www.addictinggames.com but they block those at work. Now I mainly just play old school Nintendo games on an emulator I downloaded years back to my USB drive. They can't block that! That little jewel save me in college more than once from boredom! And yes, I know we all just love the forums. At least they aren't blocked at work.... "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  5. I have used photobucket a bunch in the past few years. Too bad I mainly used it for hosting pics for eBay. They have an uploader software called Flock. It works pretty good. The albums can be made private or public. The ads on the screen can be distracting at times. I like it best because you can select the photos you want and then click a generate HTML button. They will give you like 4 different choices for HTML code. That was good for me to just select the pictures I wanted and then make them HTML for my eBay auctions. All photo sites are about the same. But now since you informed me... I have to move my Yahoo pics :( "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  6. I am on there. Then again I joined when I was still in college a few years back. It is nice to keep in touch with friends. It is definetly "Stalkerbook" for sure. I must admit I would look at pretty girls from my school. Then I would be at the bar going, "Where do I know that girl from?!" I like it more than MySpace because I don't get 100's of spam from it. It has better groups and search features. I agree it has gotten more commercialized now. Anyways, you can add me as a friend, just make sure you put a message in the add saying you are from dz.com or else I will be like stalker, no friend for you! Search dbrutherford at West Virginia University and you should get me. DAVE "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  7. Is 700' enough? If you are going to build one, I say build one as tall as you can get! You can always have platforms every 50 feet. I always dream of building a BASE Jumping park. You could have all 4 objects. I like the idea of having clifts with "soft walls" and hooks where if you have an off heading and wall strike, you won't get slammed and the hooks will catch you. Heck a bunch of people on the list went in from wall strikes. Just my $0.02 DBR "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  8. Here is a video clip from a friend of mine from one of the Jet Ski forums I frequent. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jc9ZkoFqgiA Pete is a bad ass on his X2 Jet Ski and apparently on the kite tube as well. I know I want to try one, who else does? lol I guess the fun police are out in full force. Pretty soon you won't be able to blow bubbles while chewing gum. "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  9. dbrutherford

    #110 (((

    That is some cold water. I had a Human Factors Engineering course in college and I remember the professor saying the same thing. At that temperature, your heat is wicked out of you body too fast for you to replace it. I believe at temps a little higher than this, you are better off not to swim but to just float until help gets to you. I wish condolences to family and friends. "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  10. That crap makes me cringe! I have spent the last 4 years of my life hearing about Six Sigma but never a profesor reallying explaing it. I guess that is why Industrial Engineers get a bad rap. Good thing I doubled up and got a Mechanical Engineerign degree too! "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  11. That is a pretty sweet bridge indeed. I wonder how tall it is and how tall from the top of the supports. 200 way, nah I saw 300! Out there on the ends we could have TARDS jumping. "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  12. There was an episode on the discovery channel show "Impact Stories" about him. He jacked his knew/leg real bad but he was on there talking about it. DBR
  13. I am waiting to see Marta's moving truck jump. It will be on an upcoming episode according to their website. DBR
  14. http://people.howstuffworks.com/ninja.htm I couldn't resist.
  15. I was watching Super Cross the other day and it showed another jump. They were racing in Atlanta so I am assuming it was inside the Georgia Dome. Does Miles have a running gig to BASE Jump at all the Super Cross races? During the race of the Houston jump, it barely showed a parachute land. Then there was a breif shot from his helmet cam. I knew it was this jump since I read it here first and saw the You Tube videos. DBR
  16. Where was his miget sherpas? He need them to carry him out! Glad he is ok and back in ninja action. DBR
  17. I always thought it would be cool to have a BASE Jumping park. You could have all 4 objects there. Each one would have extra safety precautions like soft walls on the clift and building. So if you have an off heading and fly into it, it wouldn't bang you up so bad. Also there could be something imbedded onto them so that it would snare your parachute incase it collapsed on you from an object strike. It would snag your ass from the reaper's grasp.... "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  18. If you look in their profile, there is a practice jump of it in there. DBR "... and I'll jump off that bridge when I get to it...."
  19. Yeah I didn't think that "S" was legal either. It sure was in the daytime so they must have gotten a permit like the XXX movie.... So how busted up did the camera guy get? On the show they said two broken legs and a lacerated face. What exactly did he do wrong? It looked like a low turn to me and that LZ is pretty tight ing the gorge. DBR
  20. dbrutherford

    BASE catapult

    Yeah you are right. To find the min or max of any mathematical function, you must take the first derrivative of the mathematical formula and then set that first derrivative equal to zero. Then solve for the varible you took the derrivative of. d-gold, I was just giving the deffinition of Newton's second law and how "g's" were determined. I didn't go into the mathematical formula of acceleration. What you are talking about is whether that formula is either linear or nonlinear. The basic deffinition of acceleration is the change in velocity devide by time. Remember the deffinition of velocity is the change in position divided by time. Here is a good website: http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/hframe.html
  21. dbrutherford

    BASE catapult

    Newton's secnd law is F = m * a. That is the sum of forces equals mass times acceleration. So if you were to calculate your weight, you would use your mass times gravity. Every single day, every one of us experiences one g, the force of gravity. So when you experience say two times the force of gravity, you are experiencing 2 g's. It is a way of expressing acceleration in terms of gravity. In teh formula above, just plus in (n*gravity). The "n" represents the number of g's. Gravity is equal to 9.806 m/s^2 or 32.174 ft/s^2. Acceleration is also defined as the change in velocity divided by time. So say you were at a stand still like the catapult guy and then reached a speed of 100 ft/s in 10 seconds, you acceleration would be 10 ft/s^2.
  22. dbrutherford

    BASE catapult

    I can do the calculations when I get a free moment. I am in my last semester of collge to working on my Bachelor's of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Bernt is 100% right about motorcycle helmets. I had to do a project on them lats semester. But as he posted, the impact time is only 7.75 ms. That is 0.00775 seconds! Our teacher told us that head trama occurs the most in the first 200 ms or 0.200 seconds. In another note, he is laying down teh propper way. You would not be able to sit upright as in a chair and do this. The spine cannot take the loading along its axis. This is why the astronauts lay back when being launched into space. Does anyone know how many g's the space shuttle pulls? It would be up there! DAVE
  23. I saw it... I don't think it should be out there for the whole world to see. But I do think newbies should be shown some carnage to maybe help them take things slow. I am not a BASE Jumper but I do plan to do it. I do know the risks and realise that you gotta take things slow and to get the propper training and advice from the experienced jumpers. DBR
  24. Wikipedia said that the origins were unknown. I was told once that 420 was the number police used when they call in a drug bust over the radio. Kind of like how 187 is murder? Beats mes other than that, Wikipedia pretty much covered anything I would have to offer.
  25. Did you guys see www.BASEJumpIreland.com ? He jumps a crane in a ship yard and claims it as a "B" I like the 6 year old explanation.... You know a kid isn't going to call a cran a "B". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQM-r79emf8 Not a B in my book! A Damn would be more like an "E" and a Crane like that one is more like an "S" to me. If a crane is on top of a "B" I would still call it a "B". Just like how I would consider a power tower/plyon or a water tower an "A" DBR