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40% chance of showers today.....

I see this a lot. AFAICT it means "Your guess is a good as mine"
akaPedro 03/14/20 11:54am Around the Campfire
RE: Super Bowl Turf....

Turf seemed to hold up well with only 20+ days to root and knit together. I agree with JIMNLIN....when the Niners posed in the end zone after and interception, I got kind of a bad feeling: Hope this does not come back to haunt us.
akaPedro 02/04/20 09:06am Around the Campfire
Super Bowl Turf....

WSJ had an article today about this. It is Bermuda Tifway 419 with a rye overseed. Grown for 18 months and about two inches thick. It was laid down January 9 in strips 3.5 feet x 44 feet long. Think it will hold up ? I did some calcs and one square foot could weigh in at 14.3 lbs.
akaPedro 02/01/20 05:07pm Around the Campfire
RE: Candied Bacon Brittle

You Sir....are going straight to Gehenna for letting me know about this.
akaPedro 01/19/20 07:37am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Ashby's Law 1956 and solving problems....

fj12ryder and Deb/Ed M.....thoughts were the same impression I got from reading the article that mentioned Ashby's Law.
akaPedro 12/02/19 07:13pm Around the Campfire
Ashby's Law 1956 and solving problems....

Came across an article about problem solving in business. The thrust was that a few laser focused people, or team, is lacking enough information to really solve the problem long term. It read that many outside the box people and ideas are needed to fully solve the problem. (7th graders, landscapers, housewives, real estate agents, etc....) These outsiders are needed to listen to the problem and chime in with any and all ideas. Something might click with key people or the team. Ashby's law was mentioned in the article. It has to do with cybernetics/requisite variety... and was way above my pay grade. I have always thought outlandish, obtuse and off-the-wall ideas and comments are welcome in my thought process to solve a problem or improve something. What say you ?
akaPedro 12/01/19 10:28am Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Read a blurb in newspaper that FAA is taking more control of this issue and Boeing self-certifications are no longer in force.
akaPedro 11/28/19 07:57am Around the Campfire
RE: Any HVAC experts?

Air flow on our heat pump is out the sides. We have a shed with a slat fence for walls and no problems. Service guy says good idea...keeps dust/mud out of unit.
akaPedro 11/13/19 12:00am Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Boeing used their influence in D.C. to insert ODA wording in latest FAA funding bill so they can bypass FAA people and have their own people certify the 737 was just fine. Think also...they hired Collins Software to do the programming of the MCAS and some or all of the work was outsourced to India.....
akaPedro 11/10/19 03:47pm Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

OK....if the new engines had been mounted correctly, there would have been no need for MCAS. Can we agree on this ?
akaPedro 11/07/19 06:27pm Around the Campfire
I want to widen football field dimensions...

Awhile back I posted a thread about my designing a baseball field with huge outfield dimensions. Not a lot of interest. So...in the interest of more exciting football, college and pro, let us widen the width from 55 yards to 65 yards. Back in the old days, players were slower on both side of the ball, but yet there were TD runs down the sidelines. Not so much today. Can't turn the corner and receiver are forced out of bounds by DB. Whadda you think ?
akaPedro 11/06/19 07:41am Around the Campfire
Do you want to talk to Jim Simons ?

I should have done this 30 years ago. I don't recall hearing about him in past years, even tho I occasionally read the financial blurbs in newspapers. Whom, among you, have dealt with Mr. Simons ?
akaPedro 11/03/19 11:38am Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Did it have to do with re-certification of the pilots... which apparently would take a lot of time ?
akaPedro 10/30/19 06:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

I can explain it in way less than a full page however it's not a technical explanation. They made a change The change caused an issue There is a right way to fix the issue or to be more precise eliminate it. But that is EXPENSIVE. There was a "fix" they thought would work but wound up crashing the plane. It was way way cheaper... in the short term (till the planes crashed). So naturally the Company took the lower cose "kill the passangers" method. Greed folks. that's what drives man made disasters, GREED. You nailed it.......they did not factor in the new placement of the engines.
akaPedro 10/28/19 11:41am Around the Campfire
Boeing 737 crashes..........why ?

Why were the MCAS controls installed in the first place ? I read 3-4 months ago, somewhere, that Boeing retrofitted the 737 with new engines. Heavier but more fuel efficient. The added weight affected the wings...causing the plane to dip down.... and the MCAS was added to keep the plane level. Did not work apparently. Anyone else have info as to why the MCAS was added ?
akaPedro 10/27/19 03:39pm Around the Campfire
RE: Catcher frames/lands the pitch

monkey44....yes a strike should be called. I got it bass ackwards.
akaPedro 10/26/19 09:01am Around the Campfire
RE: Catcher frames/lands the pitch

Problem with umpires is that they have their own strike zone. Not consistent with the "letters to knees" picture in MLB rule book. Some call strikes when ball is off and outside the plate. Other umps have their own, personal, ego derived versions of what is a strike and what is a ball. And....they are inconsistent in their calls. I'm with monkey44 about batters wasting time. When you are in the batter's box...stay there or a ball is called. Clamping down on this aspect and an electronic strike zone will be a huge improvement.
akaPedro 10/23/19 08:13am Around the Campfire
RE: Oil changes en-route with camper on truck?

Was it done via a pit....or a lift ?
akaPedro 10/19/19 07:16am Truck Campers
Catcher frames/lands the pitch

Part of baseball ...to take a pitch outside the strike zone and fool the umpire by quickly moving the catcher's glove over the plate. I never did like this. Can't wait for the 3D laser digital strike zone.... to call balls and strikes.
akaPedro 10/18/19 06:26pm Around the Campfire
RE: I am designing a new baseball stadium.....

That is it.....? What about the spectacular catches in the outfield if there is no wall to impede the fielder. What about the popular fad of adjusting the launch angle upward ? Would it now be now adjusted down.... to find a gap...in lieu of up, up and away ? No more lumbering outfielders...just gray hounds out there. What adjustments will the managers have to make during the game...and what bad decisions will become apparent ?
akaPedro 09/08/19 07:18pm Around the Campfire
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