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Online Cheese

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Offline RJNeal

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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 07:55 PM »
Thanks cheese for posting. I woke up around 0130 this morning and read about half of it then finish reading during day lite hours.
Very interesting
Rick.
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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 10:18 PM »
Ya it’s a weird deal. Most stories start off with a subject and you can usually figure out the result. This took me by surprise...this is reality TV in its most raw sense. More than reality TV, a person died in his effort to secure funding from an insurer.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 09:14 PM »
Great article. Very well written. You really get a sense of how big these ships are and how dangerous this work is. This wasn't even the largest ship they rescued.
Clearly the Titan guys are well recruited.
I did read that Rich Habib, the director of this rescue died in a snowboarding accident in 2016.
Tim

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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 11:42 PM »
I did read that Rich Habib, the director of this rescue died in a snowboarding accident in 2016.

Did not know that Tim...  [sad]  [sad]. I always find it interesting the extremes some people go to right the wrongs of others.

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Re: An Interesting Article...Bugatti from LEGOs
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Here's something I stumbled on. A full sized Bugatti Chiron built from Legos and NO glue. This thing was made from 1 Million Legos & 2300 electric toy motors. It's capable of holding 2 people and traveling at 18 MPH.  [cool]

https://gizmodo.com/marvel-at-this-drivable-bugatti-chiron-built-from-a-mil-1828680513


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An Interesting Article...Sinkholes
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 11:04 AM »
Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

I think #12 from Japan is probably the most devastating while #3 from Guatemala is probably the creepiest.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/08/sinkholes-when-the-earth-opens-up/568762/

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Re: An Interesting Article...Hand made pin hole camera
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2019, 12:06 PM »
For you camera buffs out there here’s a guy that made a pin hole camera and used a Unitas watch movement as the shutter timer. Pretty interesting stuff.

https://wornandwound.com/heartbeat-by-kwanghun-hyun/

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Re: An Interesting Article...Raising the Dead
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 09:59 AM »
Here's a story I just couldn't put down. It's a general background on deep-water diving in which a diver will descend 900 feet in 11 minutes (that's 1.4 feet per second) yet will have to stay in the water for 9-11 hours to fully decompress. That's a high price to pay for an 11 minute adrenalin rush.

This story however, has a twist and that's the reason I couldn't stop reading it. To say it's compelling is an understatement.  [jawdrop]

https://www.outsideonline.com/1922711/raising-dead

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Offline Koamolly

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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2019, 01:07 PM »
I started diving in the sixties.  Ended up a fisherman collecting reef fish and shipping them all over the world.  No idea how many thousands of dives I’ve done.  There are a few guys I know using rebreathers to collect in the 500 ft range for rare stuff or looking for new species.  Incredibly risky.  Throughout the years I’ve known many divers who have died while diving, been lost or have been paralyzed or have permanent damage from getting bent.  Everyone with near misses.

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With the upcoming 50 year anniversary of the moon landing, I spotted this article.

The Apollo 10 crew was given the task to do everything that the 2 month later Apollo 11 crew was tasked with except for one thing..."You can't land on the moon".

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/science/apollo-10-moon-nasa.html



Offline Slowlearner

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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Woww that ship salvage is amazing. They need to make that a show. I love the shows when guys have to think on their feet and fix things on the fly like gold rush and deadliest catch. I understand some of it is scripted or overhyped but some of it isnt.
  Someone take this idea to Discovery channel!!!