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July 22nd, 2012, 8:27 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnYou read my mind! I just spent a 1.5 hours of quality time whacking all manner of weeds down to a fine stubble. It was a whackmageddon! In the beginning the grass tends to get stuck between the shaft and the blades but that's a sign of bad technique. The trick is a large sweeping action. Normally bouts of 30 minutes is enough because after that time you tend to lose focus and concentration levels go down. I rented this one. It's cheaper that way.
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July 22nd, 2012, 9:06 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnLazy people get a goat instead, it works on the grass for free all day long, and in return one get goat milk and goat cheese! Swap it into a goat Cuch! The world is moving backward!
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July 22nd, 2012, 10:17 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteOriginally posted by: Traden4AlphaQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnYou read my mind! I just spent a 1.5 hours of quality time whacking all manner of weeds down to a fine stubble. It was a whackmageddon! In the beginning the grass tends to get stuck between the shaft and the blades but that's a sign of bad technique. The trick is a large sweeping action. Normally bouts of 30 minutes is enough because after that time you tend to lose focus and concentration levels go down. I rented this one. It's cheaper that way.Yes, technique is everything. One must gauge the density of the weeds to modulate the sweep velocity and forward step size so that the motor doesn't bog down. Maximize dWeed/dt! It just another problem in CFD (Computational Foliage Dynamics).
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July 22nd, 2012, 10:21 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnLazy people get a goat instead, it works on the grass for free all day long, and in return one get goat milk and goat cheese! Swap it into a goat Cuch! The world is moving backward!I like the idea but we have these in our neighborhood:Perhaps I should corral one of the herds of deer that wander by.
 
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July 23rd, 2012, 7:44 pm

QuoteLazy people get a goat instead, it works on the grass for free all day long, and in return one get goat milk and goat cheese! Swap it into a goat Cuch! The world is moving backward! Indeed! Goats eat everything to the kwik! including the barks of trees. They even ate the barks of my euclidipsus trees, one of which (15 metres) fell in the night of the great storm December last.
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July 23rd, 2012, 7:51 pm

H-bomb
 
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July 23rd, 2012, 7:55 pm

QuoteLazy people get a goat instead, it works on the grass for free all day long, and in return one get goat milk and goat cheese! Swap it into a goat Cuch! The world is moving backward! Indeed! Goats eat everything to the kwik! including the barks of trees. They even ate the barks of my euclidipsus trees, one of which (15 metres) fell in the night of the great storm December last.Goats == outsourcing.QuoteYes, technique is everything. One must gauge the density of the weeds to modulate the sweep velocity and forward step size so that the motor doesn't bog down. Maximize dWeed/dt! It just another problem in CFD (Computational Foliage Dynamics). Cutting edge science.
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July 24th, 2012, 1:19 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CuchulainnQuoteYes, technique is everything. One must gauge the density of the weeds to modulate the sweep velocity and forward step size so that the motor doesn't bog down. Maximize dWeed/dt! It just another problem in CFD (Computational Foliage Dynamics). Cutting edge science.Should a Singleton use Alternating Direction Explicitly to minimize latency to an evening Kwak?
 
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October 5th, 2012, 7:14 am

British Mobile Telephony
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Nasa flying factory
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October 2nd, 2013, 10:06 am

not really 20th, but could be: The Magnetic Pen
 
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October 2nd, 2013, 11:18 am

Nuclear bomb.
 
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October 2nd, 2013, 11:19 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaNuclear bomb.It's funny, because quantmeh said the H-bomb.
 
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QuoteOriginally posted by: DevonFangsQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaNuclear bomb.It's funny, because quantmeh said the H-bomb.It's very (early) 80's.
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October 2nd, 2013, 12:57 pm

The fission and fusion bomb are marvels of modern engineering to be sure, however for me the Fusion bomb is more impressive - especially the Tsara Bomba!
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