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Everything posted by michalm21

  1. Another trump lie?? Noooo. Cannot be....
  2. Quite frankly, personally, I wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire. +1
  3. It truly is a waste of time trying to speak to 'that base'. Sadly, no amount of information and arguments can sway the closed off, judgmental minds. The things that are said about HRC apply to DJT on an even greater scale, but that gets 'unnoticed' by them. Hypocrisy is overabundant and hatred is spread like a disease. It is simply best to ignore and move on and hope that their offsprings get higher education that will instill some logical thinking patterns that, in turn, can apply to their (and society's) greater good.
  4. Very interesting and a perfect fit for this thread. http://www.radiolab.org/story/rhino-hunter/
  5. I have tens, if not 100+ videos from the old site. Once I go through them I can upload too
  6. Thanks Phillbo! She's a happy cat so far. I'll be keeping an eye on her.
  7. Thanks for your post. I've wondered how digestible that thread was, it's possible it was already partially digested too! I'll call the vet tomorrow and ask if he would recommend any preventative screening. Luckily all signs point to my cat being ok.
  8. Before I call my vet again, I figured I'd try to get some suggestions here. 6 days ago my silly big fat cat (15lbs) ate a piece of butcher's string that was wrapped around my beef... It was maybe 4 inches long and she swallowed it in no time! So we called the vet immediately, and they said to monitor the cat for any vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and look through the litter box. Well, it's now been 6 days, cat is normal, eats plenty, acts fine, no vomiting, no signs of discomfort or distress... but also no string in the litter box either. So, before we panic, what should I ask the vet about then I call later tonight or tomorrow after it's been a week? It's possible that the sting bunched up in a ball and already was excreted - I could have missed it, but I doubt it. May still be in the stomach, may be in the intestine so I'm worrying it can cause some gradual intestinal issues. Any ideas what I should insist on doing next? Vet will likely say to monitor, because they're not the 'we will do every test possible' type of vets, which can be good, but also could be a bit annoying. Is 4" not long enough to worry about? I'm also looking into giving her some hairball paw gel for some extra lubrication... Other suggestions?
  9. Thanks guys, I need 6 more (ideally female) to satisfy my own goal of responses. But regardless of what happens I need to close the survey tonight and start doing analysis. Thanks everyone!
  10. that's fine :) I won't even know your answers, all I need is more data points so thank you doing it. // I also understand it's not a great survey, but it will get the job done.
  11. My semester is about to end and I need a few more responses on my electric car survey so I can complete a class project... I really hate posting, but would anyone mind filling it out? It is estimated that it will take less than 4 minutes of your time. Thank you. http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2477028/Electric-Car-Readiness-Survey
  12. Not to bash your post, but it's like asking what car is the best... It all depends on what you work with, what video formats, what software. I'm sure some more knowledgable people will give you suggestions, but it'd be great if you posted more details about the footage you plan working with and what you're transcoding to (and from). I've worked on both OS X and Win. For my non commercial purposes (read home video on a big screen) it's a wash (doesn't matter really) but I prefer macs. Edited: search this forum for DSE's posts. He usually posts great advice on this subject.
  13. Well true. To be accurate, it was his buddy Kurt who went head down but Rich was S&TA and enjoyed watching those videos.
  14. Marko, I think you forgot to tell Mike how also Rich was fired from his PD job for running illegal poker tournaments. Representing the law and breaking it at the same time. Quite a parallel to his USPA position. What about flying in the caravan without seat belts during take off ? Signing off on water training ... Without any training. Head down tandems... And no, all above is not hearsay. I've seen it over the years. We really need a revolution at the USPA. Hope many more people vote and vote for the better candidates.
  15. Bravo, Marko. Someone else has the ball to call it as it is. Rich is a real POS, and I started on the same dz as you in LI around the same time, and had good times hanging out with him. Unbelievable how more I learn about him as time flies by and it's incredible the double standards he will have and get away with it! I voted today, and I did not vote for him or his crony regional director candidate either.
  16. I also haven't heard of any refunds of people's money left on account. But Ray was never an upstanding guy. Just learning about it from news report. Never got any notification via email; phones are disconnected. Good riddance. This place sucked big time anyway - tandem factory closing as early as 4pm on weekend when tandems were done and saying 'f u' to the fun jumpers who then just stopped showing up anyway.
  17. This is correct - the event should be boycotted and many BASE jumpers are not attending. Please do the BASE community a favor and do not go this year. Go to Twin instead, you will have more fun anyway.
  18. Let's not forget that the first time he resigned his resignation wasn't accepted. I'm happy he's gone, guy has no morals and doesn't deserve the seat. I've known him for many years and I won't be crying over it.
  19. I only do h264 to mp4/mkv and use Handbrake. Also look at XMedia Recode.
  20. oh crap, that's 30 mins from where I grew up... those family visits will get so much more expensive...
  21. It is not. I sympathize with you but will agree with others who don't share your point of view. Because you want every freefly jump to be a 'fun jump' (whatever that means to you), doesn't mean everyone should have the same outlook as you do. That is because people are different, they jump for different reasons, and get satisfaction from different things. I can find several reasons why some people may not want to jump with you (or anyone they don't know) besides being assholes: - they have different objectives; instead of a zoo they may want to practice a certain skill so jumping with you may take time away from something that person want to practice on their own, especially for someone who comes to the dz to only make a few jumps per week - freeflying is too dangerous with speeds >150mph and people corking and zooming across the sky - it doesn't bring any happiness (or fun) to the other person to do a low skill level jump so why should they make your day better if you aren't making theirs? Is this a one way standard? - a good freeflyer spent probably at least 25,000 in tunnel&travel costs, so they don't owe you anything - you may be a redhead, and we all know freeflyers hate redheads or is it base jumpers... not sure If it makes you feel better I wouldn't jump with you in a wingsuit either. Not because I'm an asshole, but because I like to jump solo
  22. ... or not make aggressive turns. I'm actually curious, at 1.5 what is your highest rate of descent for a max input toggle spiral? Ok, got my flysight. So far only 3 jumps on sabre2 135, loaded 1.5. I did not try toggle whipping as I didn't remember your question precisely, but my 150ish degree swoop from 420ft ended up with just over 45.2mph on the vertical speed according to flysight. [inline sa2-135.png]
  23. Yet it speaks of his character, or lack thereof. Someone elected as a representative taking advantage of his position and not following rules he sworn to live by. It happened with his prior job, it happened now again. The dude just doesn't care.