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Re: Science & Technology
« Reply #345 on: December 27, 2017, 10:54:54 AM »

Exactly.  The attitude is...  It's not mine so why take it back.  Kind of like all the plastic milk crates...

I just found a new use for the plastic milk crates after all these years. A 20lb propane tank fits nicely in one and will not tip over in your vehicle..

I keep my eyes open and pick them up when I can.  I've had some that I used outside for so long that they just literally disintegrated.

Yes, perfect for helping to stabilize a 20-30-40 pound propane cylinder.

They work pretty good for sitting on while working out in the garden or yard too.

Just don't sit on them too long or you'll end up with 'waffle butt' 8) 8) 8)
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« Reply #346 on: December 27, 2017, 11:57:22 AM »

I'm sure we all know (but ignore) the fact that they are someone else's property so possessing them is petty theft.  It states that on each one....  I'm guilty as well.  I like the red ones myself.  Waffle butt for sure unless you sit on a cushion....
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« Reply #347 on: December 27, 2017, 08:00:12 PM »

I'm sure we all know (but ignore) the fact that they are someone else's property so possessing them is petty theft.  It states that on each one....  I'm guilty as well.  I like the red ones myself.  Waffle butt for sure unless you sit on a cushion....

I prefer grey!

I forget what brand that is....  but I can tell you what stores they sit behind....  from my youth.

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« Reply #349 on: February 23, 2018, 06:06:41 PM »

UPS has ordered several of the Tesla Semi Tractors but they're also working on updating their fleet of package trucks.

They're buying some new vehicles but also having some of their present trucks retro-fitted.

https://electrek.co/2018/02/22/ups-electric-delivery-trucks-workhorse/
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760-mph Hyperloop transit system considers Detroit-Chicago route
« Reply #351 on: February 27, 2018, 09:12:20 AM »

I was reading about this in The Blade a few days ago.  Apparently the planning is farther along already on the Cleveland to Chicago project. 

Not sure I'd want to be on the first 'test run'  :-\ :-\ :-\

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/02/hyperloop.html

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« Reply #352 on: February 27, 2018, 08:47:25 PM »

760 mph is breaking the sound barrier.  I think I'd be hesitant about a first ride as well.  Looks like the route roughly follows the Ohio and Indiana Toll roads.  Not sure what Michigan has to do with it, if at all.  Not sure how they could have a departure every 40 seconds either.  Only way that would work is with no stops between Cleveland and Chicago, IOW, express straight through and that would defeat the purpose.

Both the Indiana and Ohio Toll roads have the necessary rights of way to allow it, but would they?  In reality it would cut into their revenue stream.

Too bad the Interurbans are gone.  That would have been the way to go.
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« Reply #353 on: February 28, 2018, 06:41:05 PM »

760 mph is breaking the sound barrier.  I think I'd be hesitant about a first ride as well.  Looks like the route roughly follows the Ohio and Indiana Toll roads.  Not sure what Michigan has to do with it, if at all.  Not sure how they could have a departure every 40 seconds either.  Only way that would work is with no stops between Cleveland and Chicago, IOW, express straight through and that would defeat the purpose.

Both the Indiana and Ohio Toll roads have the necessary rights of way to allow it, but would they?  In reality it would cut into their revenue stream.

Too bad the Interurbans are gone.  That would have been the way to go.

Yes, we had a great system and let it get away. 

I took it that after they have the route complete from Cleveland to Chicago they will then explore adding a line to Detroit too.  What wasn't clear was if would be a line along I-94 maybe or a shorter one that goes down and ties in maybe at Toledo.
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« Reply #354 on: February 28, 2018, 07:29:18 PM »

Americas biggest mistake..Abandoning the railroads.
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« Reply #355 on: March 01, 2018, 09:18:33 AM »

Hardly their biggest mistake but point taken !!
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« Reply #356 on: March 07, 2018, 12:26:46 PM »

I prefer grey!

I forget what brand that is....  but I can tell you what stores they sit behind....  from my youth.

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LOL   my college bookshelf consisted of crates - 2x8 and bricks    I still have some from places no longer in business

Those hyperloop trains may succeed in some area's but the costs will make the tickets prohibitable in most areas...   
Its just another area the Musk is getting free money for research from various agencies right now -  and he's the guy who can't even produce enough of his other products to specs...   
Nope I wouldn't trust his plans either.
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« Reply #357 on: March 07, 2018, 12:32:03 PM »

Musk melon is shrewd but still a tool.
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« Reply #358 on: April 03, 2018, 11:53:10 AM »

I tried to run CCleaner and it indicated it couldn't find the web site to perform an update.
I found out that CCleaner was moving to a new domain.
I redownloaded the software and then was able to run the scan.
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« Reply #359 on: April 05, 2018, 10:59:24 AM »

http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/health/sc-hlth-new-organ-discovered-0404-story.html

Interesting read - and find...   

New technology found what appears to be another "organ" system in our body! 
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