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  1. It was the Sky Panthers... I'll never trust a twitter feed again.
  2. Russian's (Black Cats) have scored a 56 in round three at the World Meet. Ominskore is apparently having some difficulties scoring this round as the original coding limited it to 50 points. No official word yet on Airspeed's score. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  3. Maybe. But... was there any alcohol? tobacco? or firearms? He had done his diligence with the FAA and other government agencies. I just bet that he discounted the ATF because there was no alcohol, tobacco or firearms. 2 minutes of research. CFR 8130.27 Appendix 1 It sounds like the FAA dropped the ball. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  4. Check your calendar. If 26 Nov 2008 is day 1, 25 May 2009 is day 181. If day 1 is 26 Nov 2008 there are: 5 days (including day 1) in November, 31 days in December 31 days in January 28 days in February 31 days in March 30 days in April 25 days in May (to 25 May 2009) 181 days total You're right, I didn't actually check my calender. My mistake. The julian calendar is the correct method to identify the last legal date for a rig. In this situation it's May 24, 2009. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  5. Think of a julian calendar: Nov 26, 2008 = Day 1 May 25, 2009 = Day 180 A rig packed Nov 26, 2008 is good to jump on May 25, 2009. May 25 is the last day it is legal to jump on the 180 day standard. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  6. I wanted one until I found out Verizon crippled the device; No Wi-Fi. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  7. I think this law exists to address the migrant mime population that arrives in Brighton each year. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  8. It also helps if you have Florida plates. If you're a snowbird do us a favor and stay in the right lane. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  9. This all seems a little silly. Have you put a dollar figure to the cost of a daily photo surveillance of this scope? All 4 million miles of public road? I'm guessing $1 billion start up cost and $500 million each year after... once they get this in place I'm sure the book burning will follow shortly after. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  10. What happened to tracking perpendicular to the line of flight? Tracking up/down the line of flight has been an established "bad idea" for quite some time. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  11. Neat the pictures in my area are at least a year old. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  12. Ninja Exam: FAIL! "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  13. March 31, 2007? Slow news day? What's going on in Seattle? "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  14. I'm approaching lvl 73. Let me know if you need any help. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  15. uh little edumachashun is a dangerus thiang. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  16. Fixed it for ya. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  17. Link for the uninformed: Yeah, here's another link. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  18. Don't worry. You're still missing the point. It isn't a 2nd amendment issue. It's about why Americans behave the way they do and what can/ should be done to change that behavior. MM is a populist; of course he will tell you that poverty divides communities and contributes to lower levels of education. Poverty and poor education are the corner stones of controlling the masses thru propaganda and fear. Read Chomsky's Manufacturing Consent.
  19. If his message is that guns and gun ownership are bad, but he has to lie and misrepresent guns and gun ownership in order to make it something to be opposed, how is it that there's any "underlying message" to "still believe in"? It's a good thing that wasn't the message of the movie. "Why are gun advocates unaffected by such national tragedies (Columbine), and what caused our culture to reach the point where people would act in such a fashion? Moore goes past guns to look at our culture versus those of other countries. In Germany, France and Canada, where there are also violent video games, a wealth of guns, and angry people; the per-capita death rate is only a small percentage of what it is in the United States. So what is different here? Moore interviews a professor and looks at how the U.S. has become a culture of fear. Even as homicides decline, the media sends the message of a far more dangerous society. After the Columbine tragedy, this fear spiraled into paranoia at schools across the country. He looks at the welfare state, and how poverty divides people and communities, fostering a nation of lost children." "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  20. No worries - you saw his movies for the overblown hype that they are - that's a good step. Michael Moore is not a reporter. Documentaries are not "hard news" reporting of facts and events. MM shows an entertaining interpretation of current events/ issues in the documentary format. No worries- once you can see the hype separate from his movies you'll realize something most of us knew 20 years ago - that's a good step. Vote for Ficus! "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  21. Holy crap. Your ego is absolutely staggering. So far, it's the only thing that's even remotely impressive about you. Sheesh. It would be more impressive if he was posting from his iphone and had a PhD in Applied Mathematics but he only has a Bachelors in Math... and a BB. feh. how common. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  22. Tailgates are the only AC I have difficulty with... I'm afraid I'm gonna fall out or some knucklehead is gonna mess with me right when I'm opening the door. Whoops! *sigh* Here I am X miles out downwind and 2 miles up. But it's never happened...yet. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  23. Sometimes people wear 1 too many hats... I bet he mows the lawn, does plumbing and general buildings and ground and aircraft maintenance when he's not jumping 14 hours a day in the summer. I would get your gear and take it to another rigger. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  24. Apparently they all know where the gun show is at... "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken
  25. +25 Although there are examples of parachutes functioning correctly after 20yrs in the container, the rules exist for a reason. ZP, "main", parachutes tend to conform to their "shape" the longer they are packed in the container. There is a potential for the ZP material to adhere to itself over a period of time. Usually this means a longer opening sequence during deployment. Example: pull a main out after packing (or during packing) and it tends to 'puff' up laying out on the floor. It wants to inflate. Pull a packed main (for 115 days) out of the D-bag... it tends to lay there on the floor like a brick... usually it will inflate but there are no guarantees... Regular deployments make the material "remember" it wants to fly. The longer it spends packed the less it remembers... kind of like being a current skydiver. "Buttons aren't toys." - Trillian Ken