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  1. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    She probably found fame and fortune after releasing her "Coney Island Whitefish Cookbook", published by a bunch of pencil-pants-wearing delta-male hipsters who wouldn't recognize one if they saw it, and who have no need to engage in the ridiculously passe practice of "knowing anything at all about what you're talking about".
    Her first financial success was followed shortly thereafter by the best-selling "1001 Things To Do with Coney Island Whitefish", after which she took her new-found riches and moved to a more rural north, where she's once again blogging to newcomers under the witty title of "Getting Ploughed in Poughkeepsie".
    Delish indeed, and guaranteed gluten-free.
  2. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Rags   

    Thin white glue with water. Just about any recipe will work. All you need is for it to dry somewhat stiff...kinda like dried snot on a Kleenex.
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  4. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Pinholes In My Resin Parts-HELP   

    I respectfully suggest you open up one of the "dimples", if it will open.
    Besides being flaws in the mold transferred to the part, as Art suggests, they may also be bubble-flaws in the part itself.
    In my own experience, "dimples" are sometimes depressions in the part-surface caused by underlying bubbles, where there's nothing to support the very thin surface membrane.
    The only fix is to dig them out, one by one, and fill.
     
  5. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Well, if you want to get REAL technical, as far as I'm aware, the Bell X-2 had no "reaction-controls" (thrusters), and most likely, its main engine burned out before it achieved apogee.
    So to split hairs further, the 125.000+ altitude of this particular aircraft would have seen it approach a ballistic flight path immediately after engine shut-down, and before it re-entered atmosphere of sufficient density to allow the full return of control-authority. 
    Yup. Kincheloe's record flight began with a trouble-free drop at an indicated airspeed of 225mph and at an altitude of 30,000 feet. Approximately six seconds later, the XLR25 was ignited, and the X-2 was pitched nose up and allowed to accelerate freely along its flight path. Propellant was exhausted at a pressure altitude of 104,000 feet. The X-2 then continued upward on a semi-- ballistic trajectory that took it four miles higher. After reaching the apex of its ascent, it stabilized in a gentle, nose-down attitude, and Kincheloe gingerly maneuvered it for the return glide to Edwards. The landing proved routine.
    From:   http://www.456fis.org/BELL_X-2_STARBUSTER.htm
  6. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Awesome !!!  
  7. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Right up there with "boss" is "big man", apparently a favored form of address used by panhandlers in several parts of the country to preface a request for a handout.
  8. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Pinholes In My Resin Parts-HELP   

    Art...didn't you do a several-part article in the magazine on resin casting, mold making, etc., a few years back?
  9. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Misuse of "your" and "you're".
    Same for "whose" and "who's".
    And "its" and "it's".
     The language has its share of inconsistencies, and it's sometimes not really obvious as to how to use your words right, or if you're going to make little mistakes that make you seem illiterate. Of course, who's to say whose place it is to correct mistakes in English, and why should anyone care anyway?  
  10. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic A Short Film.   

    Then there are the more obvious themes, including the futility of trying to "replace" someone that one has loved, and the possibility of deep human / intelligent-machine emotional relationships. 
    If you like to learn, use what you've learned to think, and have any interest in AI (artificial intelligence), the link below is a pretty good overview of the development and problems associated with the technology. It's a jumping-off point for further reading and research on the subject.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_intelligence
     
  11. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Brake cooling ducts   

    This is a consumer version of the stuff used in bodyshops to bond plastics like PP and PE...    http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/sg_plstc/overview/Loctite-Plastics-Bonding-System.htm
    And check out Alibaba for rotsa kinds of frexible straws. High minimum order, but hey...repackage them and sell for 2000% markup as modeling specialties.    http://www.alibaba.com/showroom/paper-drinking-straws-flexible.html
  12. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic A Short Film.   

    I liked the thing for its originality, its production values, and the story-line. All done on a very small budget.
    Different people will get different things from it, but for me, it's got a definite "hook".
    I see a subtle underlying theme about what kind of responsibility a human may have for the welfare of a robotic machine of human creation, assuming that machines can ever be self-aware and feel emotion...which I believe is entirely possible (talk to Mr. Kurzweil).
    Your results may vary. 
  13. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I love this guy. 
    And then there's the gangsta wannabes. 
    Couple weeks back, I overheard this white-bread daddy-yup in the bank talking ghetto to one of his neighbors waiting in line next to him, all this jive shitt about how he was going to be hangin' in the hood all weekend. Tough guy. Yeah. Billy bad.
  14. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    I would posit the first manned aircraft to have the honor would be one of the early X-planes. Pre-Phantom and Starfighter. I'll have to check dates and altitude records to be sure.
    Bell X-2. 1956. Over 125,000 feet, aerodynamic flight controls almost useless.
  15. Ace-Garageguy added a post in a topic Words/Phrases You're Sick Of Hearing?   

    Dude...that's amazingly awesome !!!!!!!