Harry P.

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  • Location NW suburban Chicago
  • Full Name A mere layman...

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  1. Harry P. added a topic in The Off-Topic Lounge   

    Brainteaser
    I think I've posted this before, a long time ago, but it's kind of fun to think about, so here goes...
    Imagine you're looking directly down onto the surface of a record on a turntable. A 12" LP, let's say. And imagine there are two dots painted on the surface of the record... one directly next to the spindle hole, and one directly outboard of that, on the outer edge of the record.
    Now imagine a straight line outwards from the spindle, through both dots. Let's call that imaginary line the starting line.
    We turn on the turntable, and the record begins to rotate around the spindle. The record is rotating at a constant speed (33 rpm). In one revolution around the spindle, from starting line, around, and back to the starting line, both dots arrive back at the starting line at exactly the same time (because they are on the record surface and can't move independently of one another).
    Yet it's obvious that the outer dot... the one on the edge of the record... has traveled a far greater distance than the dot at the center of the record next to the spindle. But both dots cross the starting line at the same time!
    So how is it possible that the outer dot, traveling a far greater distance per revolution around the spindle, arrives at the starting line at the same time as the inner dot that only traveled a very short distance, if they are both moving at the same speed (33 rpm)?
     
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  2. Harry P. added a post in a topic socal76   

    Man, you are such an Aho...

  3. Harry P. added a post in a topic Least favorite?   

    I believe there's a typo in your post.
    It's a Nissan Joke.
  4. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    It's about memories from our childhood... words...food... it's all good.
    Now where did I put my Pez dispenser...
  5. Harry P. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I agree with you on that point!
  6. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

  7. Harry P. added a post in a topic 1960 Pontiac Catalina - LAPD Freeway Interceptor   

    That is ultra-cool!
  8. Harry P. added a post in a topic Least favorite?   

    Aztec probably gets the prize for ugliest design ever... but that's not quite the same as "least favorite" car.
    To the OP's question of a manufacturer "laying an egg," I nominate the Cadillacs with the V8-6-4 variable displacement system. Or the Aspens and Volares that rusted through a week after you brought them home.
  9. Harry P. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Not quite.
    Saying a book was a "good read" is saying that you enjoyed the book– but you're not calling the book itself a "read." Because if you were, you could then say this:
    "Hey, have you checked out the latest read from Stephen King?"
    Obviously that's not correct. As incorrect as calling a model a "build."
    You read a book, and you build a model... but a book isn't a "read" and a model isn't a "build."
  10. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Got me on a technicality.
    Let's say they're originally from the "Chicago area."
  11. Harry P. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Isn't calling a model a "build" a perfect example of model-car-guy-speak? Replacing the already existing, perfectly logical noun "model" with "build?" I don't see how saying "that's a really nice build" is any improvement over "that's a really nice model."
    Oh well... I guess we've beaten this horse to death several times over!
    Onward to the next topic...
  12. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Replace that white "bread" with some real bread, like maybe a Kaiser roll or some good Jewish caraway rye or some Ciabatta, and then you've got something!
  13. Harry P. added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I just found your argument a little disingenuous, that's all. But your above "explanation" is fairly well done. But in reply, I'd say that your machine won't work very well if you install the parts incorrectly, even if you used the correct fasteners.
    Your machine can evolve over time and incorporate new parts... but you probably shouldn't take existing parts and reuse them in ways other than they were intended to be used, because if you do that too often, your machine begins to run poorly... or break down altogether. The right parts, used correctly, along with the addition of new parts as necessary, along with the right fasteners, used correctly, equals a well-functioning machine.
     
  14. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Well, I like hot dogs. And I love Swiss cheese. I just might have to try that some time!
  15. Harry P. added a post in a topic Lost Words From Our Childhood   

    Well, of course Portillo's is good!
    You do realize that Portillo's is from Chicago... right?
    Talk about humble beginnings... not even running water!