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Old 11-06-21, 10:34 AM
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I actually recentliy watched an Escher documentary (Escher in his own words) and din't catch that
His father was a civil engineer who first send him to university to study civil engineering, but he soon switched to a school for architecture and decorative arts within which he switched from the first to the latter.There's a bit of a translation issue here, but it's not alien to his background, he just took the creative direction. I don't think that should be very surprising because much of his work has something mathematical to it. I like the picture, it's just not that farfetched.
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Old 11-06-21, 11:04 AM
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For anybody that likes Escher or optical illusions in general, I highly recommend the app game 'Monument Valley'. It costs a few bucks, but is well worth the joy of playing. (there's a sequel too, which is good, but not as amazing)
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Old 11-06-21, 11:26 AM
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I always like to throw this drawing in when specifying prototype builds...



Just to see if "manufacturing" is paying attention.
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Old 11-06-21, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
I always like to throw this drawing in when specifying prototype builds...



Just to see if "manufacturing" is paying attention.
I think the Turboencabulator people have a patent on that... best be careful.
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Old 11-07-21, 07:43 AM
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Old 11-07-21, 09:47 AM
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Well, that was not how I expected that to end. I can't tell... did he try to dump the bottle into the fire barrel? What the hell else was in there that spattered all over the place? (I would've thought if it was just the alcohol, it would've burned off faster than that. Unless maybe he's an idiot and that's gas or something...)
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Old 11-07-21, 09:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Kat12 View Post
Well, that was not how I expected that to end. I can't tell... did he try to dump the bottle into the fire barrel? What the hell else was in there that spattered all over the place? (I would've thought if it was just the alcohol, it would've burned off faster than that. Unless maybe he's an idiot and that's gas or something...)
The color of the flames tells me it is a petroleum-based liquid.
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Old 11-07-21, 11:12 AM
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The way he dismounted tells me he's an idiot.
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Old 11-07-21, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Shimagnolo View Post
The color of the flames tells me it is a petroleum-based liquid.
That makes a lot more sense. It was hard for me to tell from the color of liquid in the bottle-- could've been gas, could've been whiskey.

In which case, he's a complete idiot.

The first thing I thought when watching it was, "did he accidentally tilt the bottle as he rode past?" Then realized he did it on purpose. Then realized, wait, that can't be just alcohol... (but I'm sure there was alcohol in the bottle previously, which is now in him, which explains why he is a complete idiot.)
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Old 11-08-21, 08:04 AM
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They call this the "bike bus". They have a designated route and times, with parents and crossing guards along for the ride, and people meet up and join in along the way.

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Old 11-08-21, 08:46 AM
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Love it! I've read about that kind of thing before, and they called it a 'Bike train'
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Old 11-09-21, 10:35 AM
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At least he had the wherewithal to get the fire stopped on the bike first......who cares about being on fire?
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Old 11-10-21, 05:41 AM
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Old 11-10-21, 08:11 AM
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I love how the kid saved the cat.
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Old 11-12-21, 02:50 AM
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That superhero chick has the biggest scrotum I've ever seen!
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Old 11-12-21, 04:16 PM
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I admit I'm trying to figure out the point of this...
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Old 11-12-21, 05:30 PM
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With the 4 quadrant pictures she can make it look like she's levitating or flying like superman (if she didn't have her knees in the wrong quadrants)
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Old 11-12-21, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
With the 4 quadrant pictures she can make it look like she's levitating or flying like superman (if she didn't have her knees in the wrong quadrants)
That's what I saw.

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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
With the 4 quadrant pictures she can make it look like she's levitating or flying like superman (if she didn't have her knees in the wrong quadrants)
That was part of what threw me off... I honestly thought she put her knees there so it would look like she had certain (very large) male anatomy, and I thought, "WTF?" Then looked at it again and wasn't sure if that was what she meant, or if she just didn't manage to keep her knees out of the frame...
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Old 11-14-21, 04:06 AM
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Old 11-14-21, 07:57 AM
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Nice reverse PIT maneuver
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They'll need some Turtle Wax now.
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At least they used their turn signal.
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Old 11-15-21, 05:52 AM
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At least they used their turn signal.
Well, we know it wasn't a BMW.

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