Feb 7, 2014
commented on Tunnel Machine Is Seriously Fucked
I imagine that the bearings are shot. That is why it overheated. I would be stupid to make the bearings too difficult to replace. Bearings wear out. It should be a planned maintenance. It may be somewhat time consuming, but it shouldn't be a huge issue. Hitachi is a smart company that builds lots of TBMs.
Sep 23, 2013
commented on Dress Codes? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Dress Codes!
She and her type can take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut. The no dress code is one of the reasons I really like Seattle. I don't think I've worn long pants more than once or twice in the last couple years. And I'm 50 years old.
Jul 18, 2013
commented on I Have Fond Memories of Rabid Bats
We used a garbage can lid. Throw it up in the air and the bat would home in on it, not realize it was too big to miss and then run into it. We tried it a bunch and had it work maybe once. The bat fell to the ground staggered a bit then flew away.
Jun 6, 2013
commented on Why I Ride Fearfully Even With a Helmet
yes, helmet laws make it less safe, but helmets make you safer. Those aren't contradictory statements. And it doesn't mean you are safer if you don't wear a helmet.
With helmet laws you tend to have fewer riders on the street. More riders = safer. If you fall you will be safer with a helmet. That is a given.
I'm all for not requiring helmets, but I will always wear one. I've had a couple falls where I have destroyed a helmet and didn't even realize that I hit my head until well after the fall. One where I was on a seldom used trail at dusk in the winter. I'm not saying they saved my life, but they would have made some painful crashes much worse.
Apr 13, 2013
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Sisters & Slaves
I agree with Dan's sentiments, but what's not clear from the letter is if she is thrusting their BSDM on them or just announcing it? Do they play discretely and the only reason sis knows it that she was told about it?
She may have been told because they want to invite her to the collaring ceremony, which is not too different from a marriage. I can't tell if the LW is all upset that people do THOSE THINGS or if she is uncomfortable witnessing them.