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Old 01-09-2019, 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted by czubaka View Post
What I think of every time I see that:

A tasty yet satisfying crunch.

I was really hoping that South Park would expound upon the concept of long serial story-arcs after that, rather than doing the complete opposite.



In other news, shocking behind-the-scenes footage from the 90s sensation Tetris has recently been released:

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I still love that car.
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They are updating some of the archaic systems at my work. Figured I have a little fun with the techs.
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Old 01-09-2019, 02:16 PM
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(Global thermonuclear war)


I will admit that the admin password to a few of our embedded systems is joshua.
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Sometimes, being the boss means that you have to shoot stupid videos to email to the company (at their request) that sold you nine very expensive robots in order to prove to them that you're not a complete moron who can't find the center-of-mass of a payload, so that they'll agree to do a "hands-off" remote commissioning of them, as your schedule requires that only 1-2 of them be put into service at a time, as opposed to all at once as is more conventional.





(Have you ever clamped your phone into a vise sitting on a stack of boxes? Neither had I until today.)
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I like the subtle look of disdain and condescension when you look back at the camera (phone).
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It's better when youre in bed with him. asking for a friend.
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Originally Posted by z31maniac View Post
I like the subtle look of disdain and condescension when you look back at the camera (phone).
I was kind of hoping that this came through in the shot.

I mean, I get it. I'm sure they've had situations in the past where a customer didn't balance the payload properly, and then cried "warranty" when the robot broke. But really, this is simple stuff which should be intuitively obvious to any fool with an engineering degree and years of experience with machinery and robotics.

(I did not use that exact phrase when I sent them the demo video.)




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It's better when youre in bed with him. asking for a friend.
You have only experienced the very least of my disdain and condensation in bed.

But yeah, Robot Army #2 is taking shape nicely.

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Those of us old enough to know what a VHS tape was might appreciate this:

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**** ******* FUCKITY FUCKSTICKS!




That light has been green, continuously, for fifteen months. It used to turn red every 2-3 weeks, and then we'd have to spend a lot of money and labor and downtime to make it happy again. But then, in Sep-Oct of 2017, I had an "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!" moment, after which I went completely apeshit on this room, and fixed EVERY GODDAMNED THING, and re-plumbed the whole air conditioning system BY MYSELF so that the backside of the transmitter was colder than Ruth Bader Ginsburg's nipples (hence the ugly flexible ducts, which look like **** but get the job done), and paid the manufacturer to come out and do a full calibration / alignment on the machine with the factory tools which took two solid days, and it's been ROCK SOLID ever since.

(deep breath)

Ok, this is actually not a big deal. It's still making 96% power, I can see from the remote telemetry that the fault is actually quite minor (one failed MOSFET on cabinet 1, tray 4, pallet 3), and to be fair, 15 months without a fault on a 19 year old transmitter is damn near a record.

But still... It's the principle of the thing.
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I almost had a 100,000sq/ft building flood today with over 90,000 gallons of water.
Primary pump failure, then secondary pump failure. Installed 3rd backup pump and even that failed. Managed to get a 4th pump going with about 30 minutes to spare and was able to get the 2nd pump that failed to half way work. Ugh, finally made it out about 8:30.

Started digging out stuff like this. Vac truck is getting called first thing in the morning.
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Originally Posted by Erat View Post
I almost had a 100,000sq/ft building flood today with over 90,000 gallons of water.
That would have been bad.
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Curious if others see this as I do.

Intake cam advanced or retarded?
Exhaust cam advanced or retarded?
Valve overlap increased or decreased?
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Originally Posted by sixshooter View Post
Curious if others see this as I do.

Intake cam advanced due to clockwise rotation and camshaft is positioned more CW on the pulley. Thus opens earlier than the neutral position.
Exhaust cam retarded due to clockwise rotation and camshaft is positioned more CCW on the pulley. Thus opens (and closes) later the neutral position.
Valve overlap increased due to exhaust closing later and intake opening sooner.
With explanations of logic.
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There is a service advisor at my dealership that would write up this kind of ****....
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