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Everything posted by DigitalDave

  1. This made me think of Chopper Reid. Harden the fuck up!
  2. Ya, I imagine most tunnels would frown on you having a phone inside. But surely you could put it inside an inner suit pocket or velcro it to your pubes or something else acceptable. The accelerometer would work fine in your pocket in the air or in the tunnel. There are plenty of GPS devices for sky. Someone here was working on importing KML files exported from a Garmin into google earth for wingsuit flights (FlyingRenhquist sp?, was the username).
  3. I'm a programmer as well and have thought of making some sort of skydiving app. It seems there's already apps for logging, planning, wingloading, landing etc. Maybe capture accelerometer data during tunnel flight and display it graphically? I haven't seen it yet, but it probably exists somewhere.
  4. This has already been addressed and patched.
  5. I use Bank of America and you can login to their web interface and set a "I'm going to be in England between these dates" .. so they don't flag it as suspicious activity and stop the card.
  6. That sounds like the Money Pak or the Homeland Security virus. If so, MBAM won't remove it and you may not be able to boot into safe mode.
  7. Good point. I hadn't considered that. I'm a programmer, so feature-creep is in my nature.
  8. That's pretty cool. Maybe consider putting the states in a select menu and only display the station drop down for the chosen state so you don't have all 50 selects on the page at one time? It's simple with JQuery.
  9. That pic is also on this site -> It's probably a stock image. There appears to be a cameraman in Empuriabrava by the same name as the one in the exif data.
  10. FWIW .. That image was taken on 4-15-2012 by Claudio Troncoso - CircovolantE.
  11. I asked this a couple weeks ago and someone came up with a creative use for them .. dogfighting wingsuits.
  12. That's Iggy Pop isn't it?
  13. I have an expired Cypres 1. Is there anything fun/cool/useful that can be done with it? Is there a way to manually test the cutter without tossing it out of an airplane just to see "what if?"
  14. Theoretically, the ship could turn upside down and the flyer would remain in place if the lift generated by the air speed difference between the flyer and the walls was greater than gravity. But ya, I kinda doubt a human would produce a nice, laminar flow.
  15. It does seem like Bernoulli's principle would cause the flyer to stay in the center. At least in theory.
  16. I know virtually nothing about rigging, but I've always wondered why there is a cutter in the first place. It seems like some sort of spring loaded, or explosive pin puller would do the same job without the worry of having to cut the loop. Or possibly some quick release lock on the bottom of the loop .. I assume there is some technical reason that cutting the loop is better than extracting the pin.
  17. In the US, I thought all photographs were property of the photographer, not the people in the photo ..
  18. I just finished reading some of Bill Newell's articles on the starcrest website. It was very interesting to read about the first RW back in the 50's. They talk about people with lots of jumps making the first 3, 4 and 8-way formations, passing the baton etc .. and how spectacular they were at the time. As someone who went through AFF a few years ago, I can't relate to how hard it was to do RW back then. I'm really interested to know if anyone has stories about how difficult it was to learn to fly your body in those days .. before we had instructors holding on with cool hand signals to remind us what we're supposed to be doing. How hard was it to "just figure it out" without having any manuals, youtubes or general public knowledge to refer to? Also, was gear a huge factor in RW being learnt? Some of those old belly mounts and enormous rigs with Rube Goldberg-esque looking hardware seem like they'd be damn near impossible to fly in freefall.
  19. I'm a programmer and I waste hours and days on ideas that are bad, yet fun to code. When I was an AFF student, I spent a few days making an PHP/HTML/CSS landing pattern app for a web site. By the time I finished it, I realized how useless it was because at that point I'd had enough jumps that I could figure it out in my head.
  20. Go into Options -> Gameplay and check "elective mode" and you can assign skills to any button/key. This way, skills aren't locked into their respective key/button, but can be put into any available one. Then, you can use all your primary skills and no defensive ones for instance.
  21. I had no idea Yes was still performing. I just youtubed up some Yes last night. I've Seen All Good People and Heart of the Sunrise are two of my favorite songs of all time. It's a shame Steve didn't play Mood For a Day.
  22. That's a scam that has been around for a few years. They try to get businesses to pay for the plaque that is clearly just a photoshopped version of some other award.
  23. If we were in prison together VB, you'd be my bitch. Now .. sit down when you pee .. and gimme a cigarette.