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Old 01-01-2019, 12:56 PM
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I back feed from my generator through my 220v welder plug on the garage wall into the breaker box, so I know what you mean. For fuel, I have several outboard boat motor 6 gallon cans and two 5 gallon scribner jugs for the race car that get filled ahead of weather events. And several vehicles' tanks. Needs to last a week of intermittent use. And yes, a window unit to make life tolerable.
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Kickoff weekend for FIRST (robotics) just ended. Almost 30 hours of robots, design, brainstorming and math. My brain is cooked, and it's just the first weekend. I have a minimum of 6 more weeks of this, until the start of competition. Then it's revise, improve, compete, and do it all over again.

There are some scary smart kids in these robotics teams. If you like robots, search out youtube videos of the competitions and the neat things they can do.
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Just spent three hours of my life completing the government application form for a security clearance. Last time I did one it was by hand and much simpler, as I was single, no kids, little work history etc. I want to sleep for the rest of the day.
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Snow day.
Can't go to the garage,
I am not happy.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Kickoff weekend for FIRST (robotics) just ended. Almost 30 hours of robots, design, brainstorming and math. My brain is cooked, and it's just the first weekend. I have a minimum of 6 more weeks of this, until the start of competition. Then it's revise, improve, compete, and do it all over again.

There are some scary smart kids in these robotics teams. If you like robots, search out youtube videos of the competitions and the neat things they can do.
I took part in those competitions as a kid in 2000-2001 (Team 296 still exists), back when the finals took place in Orlando. Great memories, and I still appreciate the work that the teachers and volunteer engineers put in.
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Originally Posted by rleete View Post
Kickoff weekend for FIRST (robotics) just ended. Almost 30 hours of robots, design, brainstorming and math. My brain is cooked, and it's just the first weekend. I have a minimum of 6 more weeks of this, until the start of competition. Then it's revise, improve, compete, and do it all over again.

There are some scary smart kids in these robotics teams. If you like robots, search out youtube videos of the competitions and the neat things they can do.
We just got our hotel at our local event for March. I have a judge meeting coming up. This years game looks very interesting and I am looking forward to it.
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Apparently, being an elevator enthusiast is a real thing.

See what being an elevator fan is all about!

This guy is serious.

https://www.youtube.com/user/dieselducy/videos

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Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Apparently, being an elevator enthusiast is a real thing.
Unless it's a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporter, I'm not interested.

--Ian
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Originally Posted by codrus View Post
Unless it's a Sirius Cybernetics Corporation Happy Vertical People Transporter, I'm not interested.
(gratified sigh)

Also, Go Stick Your Head in a Pig.
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Apparently, "You guys are so strong and brave to just treat your daughter like any other child" is something you should not say on Facebook to an old high-school acquaintance when they proudly post photos of their two year old daughter who, despite looking like a mutant, does not actually have downs syndrome or any other clinically-diagnosed developmental disability.
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Correct. Posting on Facebook should be avoided if at all possible.
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Originally Posted by wackbards View Post
Correct. Posting on Facebook should be avoided if at all possible.
This. Why must people tell everyone they ever met what they are thinking and doing?
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