Zenister

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    Skydive White Sands

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    Some day everyone gets old

    Quite alot of those equate to "giving up" I don't let laps around the sun determine what activities I do and neither should you regardless of how many you've made recently (so when the fuck is someone going to optimize this forum for mobile? It's 2013 and this interface is terrible on mobile devices) ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    FreeFlyHol

    Ten Years Gone the world has less light in it still. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
  4. I'd say this is all an elaborate troll, but experience has revealed people really are this stupid. I would suggest,as others have, that you take up bowling but that ball return process can be tricky, wouldn't want you to claim I set you up for a broken finger. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Airline charging passengers by weight

    About damn time. Should be total weight determines ticket price. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    What not to do as a DZO.

    Freedom of religion is an internatinally recognized human right. Like I said it contains the right to belong to a religious group, and it contains the right to NOT belong to a religious group. This person expressed his human right for the latter. IMO it is very much a protected class. Bwaaaahhhhhhaaahhh, your opinion is not law and is clearly poorly informed based on the content of that post alone. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    What not to do as a DZO.

    Yes, and what Im saying is that the business decision was discriminating. Discrimination is not illegal unless it is done based on a protected class. Tattooed is not a protected class. More to the topic "spending less" than others is not a protected class, big spenders always get better consideration and service under capitalism. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    What not to do as a DZO.

    This. He was given an option, apparently his desire to display his tattoo is stronger than his desire to skydive. This isn't a religious discussion at all, it's simple economics. Money talks and gets higher consideration by most businesses or they don't stay in busines s long. When "Team Infidel" is spending thousands a week they will get primary consideration for their whims. It's called capitalism. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Beware the IKEA Effect

    this. I can always see every imperfection in my own work, to the point it is all I see when I look at it. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Confetti Cow

    Stick still firmly up ass. Cunt is a term of endearment for a great many people. If you don't like it you are free not to use it, but your attempt to belittle those who use it "friendly" is misplaced and unwarranted. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    MIB3

    MUCH better than the 2nd which just tried entirely to hard, and (apart from watching Lara Flynn Boyle slink around in that tight costume) really wasnt worth the time. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Lest We Forget

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFoqtpUFY8 ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
  13. Is there ANY part of your gear that you believe is incapable of causing problems? Seems like "Risk assessment" is an alien concept to some people in this thread. Its always possible anything you jump with could cause a problem under the right(wrong) circumstances, but if no one can point to a single incident of a hooded sweatshirt causing a problem, the risk associated with jumping with one is very low. If you are really bored (or care enough to really find out how probable it is) why don't you TRY to induce one and see exactly how hard it is to INTENTIONALLY create a problem. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    National Anthem

    The only time singing is not performance is when there is no audience (live or recorded) ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Closing Pin Necklace, bought or earned?

    ^This is why I wear mine (when I wear it) I've made friends all over the world simply from one or the other of us (often via a closing pin necklace) recognized the other as a skydiver away from the dropzone. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Yay! We can all go back to hating Felix again!

    This. It amazes me how short sighted people are about the benefits of space exploration. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Animal prints on a girl: sexy or trying to hard?

    Depends entirely on the wingloading of said apparel. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Hey quick question about Felix' jump

    I would be bad for a good portion of NM... ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    More Wifi questions

    While correct, there isnt alot of point in testing beyond your ISP as you will have no control or ability to influence the results and they can vary wildly from test to test depending on usage by all parties unknown also connecting through every node past your ISP. if your ISP connection is slow you can call and complain until it is addressed, if its slow anywhere past that you just have to suck it up. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    will never fly delta/scare westr again!

    its amazing how often pissed-off-middle-aged-guy works... I always start with the nice approach (lately meaning my young cute pleasant to be around room mate deals with the landlord/management company) but when that doesn't get the desired response I show up... amazingly the next issue gets resolved when cute-young-pleasant-to-deal-with asks the first time... you'd think people would recognize "good cop/bad cop" by now... but its still damn effective. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
  21. are they 64 bit Win 7 machines? If you are trying to use the same executable you may need to download a 64 bit version of Adobe Acrobat 7 Pro ah just googled my own question... apparently you'll need Adobe Acrobat 9 for Win 7 64 bit http://forums.adobe.com/thread/542200 ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Does going to a wind tunnel really help?

    15 min in the tunnel is more freefall time than 15 skydives. When is the last time you did 15 skydives in an hour or so? ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Sad, sad shit

    given her age its unlikely she realized anything of the sort and was never taught the self reliance lessons that would have allowed her to not react in that manner. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Biggest Balls

    I dunno... IIRC Gary did have a rig on 'in case'...granted there was a corner where he was committed but up 'till then it was a low-pull' kinda thing. Felix was in a 'corner' from the time they sealed the hatch...and a lot of it was not in his control any error meant instant ICK. I think it's a wash...and that either one of 'em could kick Chuck Norris's ass! I think every skydiver in the world with an A license would have taken Felix's place in a heartbeat. I don't know anyone, including Jeb, that thought flying a wingsuit into a pile of cardboard would be a good idea. This.. even having seen it done, I'm not going to follow Gary. I'd be there tomorrow if they were taking applications for Felix's jump again. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.
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    Sad, sad shit

    Agree. Protecting kids to the point they never learn to become strong is a major failing of modern life IMO. You dont get stronger with out stressors. Learning to deal with various forms of stress and still function effectively is part of the growing process. I worry that we are raising (an even more) pussified generation of children who will break under their first real test because they've never been really stressed (and learned to adjust) prior to shit really hitting the fan for them. ____________________________________ Those who fail to learn from the past are simply Doomed.