SethInMI

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  1. SethInMI

    Creating a Game Room - ideas?

    she shouldn't just put herself against it, but more just swing around it.
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    Creating a Game Room - ideas?

    perfect.
  3. damn. I remember feeling some of those feelings back when I was in college. I so worried I wasn't going to be able to find a good job, and just get stuck doing something that I wouldn't like or wouldn't be good at, and spend life kinda miserable. So you are not alone in those worries. But that didn't happen to me. I did get a good job, and I'm not miserable. As for what is the point of life, I still ask myself that question, but the answer I use is the point of life is to have fun and try to leave the world better than you found it.
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Q: What do you call a hippie's wife? A: Mississippi
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    Surviving a 1,000 feet free fall?

    I think sfzombie was talking about a "fall" under a parachute that hit turbulence. Descending under a partially collapsed canopy is not the same as the fall rate if you cut away from that same canopy, so the survive-ability of the two situations cannot be compared. In addition, most industrial falls are onto concrete or involve other hard metal surfaces like equipment. Landing in a natural area COULD be much more survivable in that the ground is likely to be softer.
  6. Does anyone have any first-hand experience with this happening to them? Seems unlikely thing to worry about.
  7. I have done both, carried it on and checked it. I put the rig in a 22" roller suitcase, but not everyone's rig would fit in such a bag. Don't try to carry on your hook knife. TSA took mine.
  8. Yeah, ZoeJD seems like a pretty emotional person, which makes sense if she struggles from depression, and having a negative reaction to some "innocent" comments may be part of the package. It is interesting though that she is a lawyer, as I would having a thick skin / emotional resilience would be part of the job requirements for that. I was hoping she would come back here to stir up some shit and drop some f-bombs, but not going to happen it seems.
  9. I don't think ZoeJD's post really was advertising, more like a product announcement, so calling that out was unnecessary. Having said that, I don't think what Lisa said was actually negative. ZoeJD, if you read this, this site could use a little spicing up, so I for one hope you don't run off.
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    it takes me 5 minutes to walk from my house to the bar it takes me 25 minutes to walk from the bar to my house the difference is staggering
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Three guys are on a boat with four cigarettes, but have nothing to light them with. They threw one cigarette overboard and the boat became a cigarette lighter.
  12. whoa. I am you are still in the hospital. I figured a post for Jimmy needs some . Get well soon.
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    Why did the chicken cross the road? (Middlebrow edition) Plato: For the greater good. Aristotle: It is the nature of chickens to cross the road. Karl Marx: It was a historical inevitability. Machiavelli: So that its subjects will view it with admiration, as a chicken which has the daring and courage to boldly cross the road, but also with fear, for whom among them has the strength to contend with such a paragon of avian virtue? In such a manner is the princely chicken's dominion maintained. Hippocrates: Because of an excess of light pink gooey stuff in its pancreas. Jacques Derrida: Any number of contending discourses may be discovered within the act of the chicken crossing the road, and each interpretation is equally valid as the authorial intent can never be discerned, because structuralism is DEAD, DAMMIT, DEAD! Thomas de Torquemada: Give me ten minutes with the chicken and I'll find out. Timothy Leary: Because that's the only kind of trip the Establishment would let it take. Douglas Adams: Forty-two. Nietzsche: Because if you gaze too long across the Road, the Road gazes also across you. B.F. Skinner: Because the external influences which had pervaded its sensorium from birth had caused it to develop in such a fashion that it would tend to cross roads, even while believing these actions to be of its own free will. Carl Jung: The confluence of events in the cultural gestalt necessitated that individual chickens cross roads at this historical juncture, and therefore synchronicitously brought such occurrences into being. Jean-Paul Sartre: In order to act in good faith and be true to itself, the chicken found it necessary to cross the road. Ludwig Wittgenstein: The possibility of "crossing" was encoded into the objects "chicken" and "road," and circumstances came into being which caused the actualization of this potential occurrence. Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference. Buddha: If you ask this question, you deny your own chicken-nature. Salvador Dali: The Fish. Darwin: It was the logical next step after coming down from the trees. Emily Dickinson: Because it could not stop for death. Epicurus: For fun. Ralph Waldo Emerson: It didn't cross the road; it transcended it. Johann Friedrich von Goethe: The eternal hen-principle made it do it. Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain. Werner Heisenberg: We are not sure which side of the road the chicken was on, but it was moving very fast. David Hume: Out of custom and habit. Pyrrho the Skeptic: What road? The Sphinx: You tell me. Henry David Thoreau: To live deliberately ... and suck all the marrow out of life. Mark Twain: The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated. Dr. Seuss: Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes! The chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed, I've not been told! Captain James T. Kirk: To boldly go where no chicken has gone before. Freud: The fact that you are at all concerned that the chicken crossed the road reveals your underlying sexual insecurity. Grandpa: In my day, we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road. Someone told us that the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us.
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    Boeing 757 hard landing in the Azores

    Apparently they are going to fix it, as it is currently in the air to Atlanta: https://onemileatatime.com/delta-damaged-757/ https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n543us#222031b8
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    New SL/IAD "freefall" jump requirement

    From the article: "unless your static line or IAD student exits the airplane with a fully deployed parachute, the skydive counts toward the freefall requirements for an A license." - Ron Bell USPA Director of S&T Mr. Bell cites the definitions of free fall: "portion of jump between exit and deployment" and deployment:"after activation, extraction of the parachute from the container..." so according to USPA, the period of time between exit of the plane and container opening is now freefall, and if time in freefall > 0 (even if less than 1 second) it is a freefall jump.
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    New SL/IAD "freefall" jump requirement

    I see in Sept 2019 Parachutist that USPA has clarified that all jumps are freefall jumps (even static line and IAD), so this change is a moot point.
  17. No idea if the Toronto school is a lot farther for you than the "no seniors" dropzones, but it may be worth going to the places that turned you down, show up, maybe do a tandem and tell the instructor you want to learn to skydive and for him / her to evaluate how you do. Maybe you can convince them to make an exception. (or maybe not, but worth a try)
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    Any Advice plz??

    I am not the one to ask about how it will feel, as I have never done a tandem and never done an AFF jump either. (I learned via static line method) You say the instructors will be watching you, but they will also be holding on to you as well, maybe until they are sure you are falling stable, but I don't know exactly what is planned for your next jump. But I can confidently say your next jump will be more fun than a tandem, because it is new and different. Flying your parachute will be all you of course, and that is cool too. After the first few solo jumps you will start working on maneuvers like turns, moving "up" and "down" and forward and backward. That is where the fun really starts to come in.
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    Any Advice plz??

    Have fun and don't die. or Don't Panic or seriously, don't worry too much. you will be very nervous in the door, but once you leave the plane, it won't feel too different than the tandem ride, so relax and follow the plan for the dive.
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    USPA continues to fund ISMHOF

    IMHO, I don't want to pay for college students to jump. They should be saving their pennies and learning how to make a living. Once they have some $ saved up, they can pay for their own damn jumps. I'd rather fund a museum.
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    a baby's laughter is one of the most beautiful sounds you will hear. unless it is 3am, you are home alone, and you don't have a baby
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    Hey Lisa, you out there?

    Ouch. The question is, is the universe telling him to give up riding, or just get a new bike?
  23. I'll be there. only on thursday though.
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    Hey Lisa, you out there?

    I like the c7 pic! The green paint looks great in the sun, and mt rushmore in the background says "this baby is on a road trip!"
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    JOKE OF THE DAY CLUB

    I was going to tell a time travel joke, but you guys didn't like it.