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Stadjer 02-26-22 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by chewybrian (Post 22420967)
Seems like a case of Occam's Razor to me, but the Post reported it the way I interpreted it. Obviously I don't know for sure, but it seems strange to give the tank driver the benefit of the doubt. According to the Post article, he backed over him as well and then drove on.

I read it was an Ukrainian tank first so maybe I was prejudiced watching the footage, but I saw it from two angles and I think he was turning towards the firefight as soon as he saw it and didn't notice or didn't care expecting the car to brake. He got stuck on the car, and reversed to get unstuck, I saw him reversing on the other angle video.

If it was on purpose, it would have been very skillfull, and it would have been a strange thing to do while there was a firefight just yards away, let's not get involved there but kill a civilian in his car first with the risk of getting stuck or put your anti aircraft missile vehicle on his side. That simply doesn't make sense.

RubeRad 02-26-22 10:56 AM

OK before this thread gets locked, I'm going to try to redirect with a non-political Interesting gif (well, it's a png actually)

https://erdaviscom.files.wordpress.c...ares.png?w=700

(Here's a link where the creator spells out all the R code necessary to make a visualization like this with a TRIGGER ALERT P&R example)

RubeRad 02-26-22 11:00 AM

I'm a little surprised that the 'moved to NY' slice is so small, since that's such a legendary trope in American culture. Interesting that the 'moved to CA' slice has considerably narrowed.

And one of my favorite details is how she chose Alaska to serve as the legend for the rest of the states, since it has to mess up the overall geometry anyways, why not take advantage?

chewybrian 03-04-22 06:01 AM


genec 03-04-22 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by chewybrian (Post 22427959)

Almost made it... and no doubt with tons of scratches on the bus/van.

Wow, talk about impatient driver. :innocent:

njkayaker 03-04-22 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 22421967)
I'm a little surprised that the 'moved to NY' slice is so small, since that's such a legendary trope in American culture.

That's "moved to NYC". And, probably, even "moved to Manhattan". And probably actors "trying to make it on Broadway". And it's a trope (the same story repeated multiple times).

20m - NYS
8m - NYC
1.7m - Manhattan

Altair 4 03-04-22 11:35 AM


Originally Posted by chewybrian (Post 22427959)

Just because you can do it doesn't mean you should. Nice to see the roll-over at the end.

chewybrian 03-06-22 06:11 AM

https://i.imgur.com/kHT8a9C.gif

chewybrian 03-10-22 04:42 PM

https://i.imgur.com/C502yK5.gif

RubeRad 03-10-22 04:50 PM

Interesting, looks like that jerry-rigged exercycle has like a 12" wheel on the back, and a scooter/inline-skate wheel on the front? (and somehow it can steer?)

chewybrian 03-12-22 04:10 AM

https://i.imgur.com/FkiIpSO.gif

Stadjer 03-12-22 07:58 AM


Originally Posted by RubeRad (Post 22434921)
Interesting, looks like that jerry-rigged exercycle has like a 12" wheel on the back, and a scooter/inline-skate wheel on the front? (and somehow it can steer?)

Here is a bit longer video but still difficult to spot. https://www.dumpert.nl/item/100024730_9a7d4fce
The skate wheel seems to turn quite a bit, maybe he used a bit of play in the original construction to drive a gear that turns the skate wheel.

chewybrian 03-15-22 07:40 AM

https://i.imgur.com/Nj8X9By.gif

Kat12 03-15-22 04:11 PM

I mean, the dog did learn something...

Altair 4 03-16-22 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Kat12 (Post 22440293)
I mean, the dog did learn something...

On that trajectory, the dog will soon be opening the pantry door to get the bag of dog food directly.

genec 03-16-22 09:22 AM


Originally Posted by Altair 4 (Post 22440870)
On that trajectory, the dog will soon be opening the pantry door to get the bag of dog food directly.

We had a dog that could reach the lever handles, but never figured out how to pull the door inward toward himself. He only pawed at the handle, never really opening the door. He was great however at retrieving "treats" left on the edge of various height book shelves... and seemed to give me "the look" when he found them all.

Great dog.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...12fc870516.jpg

chewybrian 03-17-22 03:48 AM


chewybrian 03-19-22 04:21 AM

Good Florida man...the dog had fallen into a 15 foot deep sinkhole into tight spaces.

https://i.imgur.com/foXdiAl.gif

https://blog.theanimalrescuesite.gre...d-belowcontent

chewybrian 03-21-22 02:20 AM

https://i.imgur.com/mEMUeL5.gif

https://i.imgur.com/8LqTGJS.gif

ahsposo 03-21-22 05:36 AM

How was the bike?

Shimagnolo 03-21-22 06:33 AM

I hate high-siders!:mad:

chewybrian 03-22-22 02:24 AM

https://i.imgur.com/K0yGYqG.gif

ahsposo 03-22-22 04:22 AM

That dog is smarter than those kids.

Just saying...

Altair 4 03-22-22 09:37 AM


Originally Posted by ahsposo (Post 22445629)
How was the bike?

It'll buff right out.

I-Like-To-Bike 03-22-22 10:12 AM

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikefor...da314c38d7.gif
There is an interesting backstory at http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles...nderry-cyclist
Extract:

Annie Londonderry Barely Knew How to Ride a Bike When She Set Off Around the World
The record-setting 19th-century adventure was the result of a bet.

As she rode around the globe, Annie Londonderry encountered many dangers, from a drove of pigs to a war in Asia.
It started, as so many things do, with a bet. It ended with a broken arm, a $13,000 purse, and two fingers in the eyes of the patriarchy.
“A Boston newspaper woman about twenty-seven years old…will undertake to travel around the world, and at the end of fifteen months return to Boston,” the New York Times reported on February 25, 1894. “The traveler starts out penniless, with simply the clothes she has on, and a part of the plan is to travel through cities on a bicycle and in bicycle costume.”
The first man to cycle around the world, Thomas Stevens, did so in 33 months in the 1880s, prompting two unnamed Boston businessmen to wager $10,000 that a woman could not repeat the feat. Annie Cohen Kopchovsky—a Jewish-Latvian transplant to the United States who prior to the trip sold advertising space for several Boston-based newspapers and was actually 23 or 24 years old—accepted the challenge.

Annie Londonderry was Annie Kopchovsky until the Londonderry Lithia Spring Water Company sponsored her bike ride. Studio Tourne/Public domain
Peter Zheutlin, Kopchovsky’s great grandnephew, has written extensively about his relative’s trip, meticulously reconstructing her route. Still, he has not been able to figure out why she volunteered—or was chosen—for the adventure. What we do know is that on June 25, 1894, Kopchovsky, a 5-foot 3-inch, 100-pound mother of six, set out from Boston, riding a 42-pound Sterling bicycle. The 15-month trip would eventually take her east around the globe to Chicago via Alexandria and Yokohama and more than 45 other stops. It was a daunting prospect, especially for Kopchovsky, who had only ridden a bicycle for the first time a few days before her departure.


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