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Doc Bill



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 25 2010,21:58   

So, if I read this straight, and with Joe G there's no straight, there is something called "specified complexity" but it's up to us, real scientists to come up with examples and definitions.

Is that right, Joe?

How about you, Joe, giving us a definition and example of "specified complexity" without telling us to go howl at the moon or something.

Better yet, if you can't provide the info ask you boyfriend to.  Either way it would move along the discussion.

thx

  
Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,04:25   

Sorry, but is our Internet Tough Guy reduced to "boasting" about his 23 year old car?

Wow....just wow.

I wonder if Joe has a mullet.

Louis

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Wolfhound



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,05:59   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 26 2010,05:25)
Sorry, but is our Internet Tough Guy reduced to "boasting" about his 23 year old car?

Wow....just wow.

I wonder if Joe has a mullet.

Louis

Oh, yes.  Yes, he does.

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,07:04   

Here, a little somethin' for Our Favorite Wounded Vet.  You know, to thank him for his service:




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Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
rhmc



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,08:37   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 26 2010,05:25)
Sorry, but is our Internet Tough Guy reduced to "boasting" about his 23 year old car?

Wow....just wow.

I wonder if Joe has a mullet.

Louis

I suspect he didn't grasp the "Dodge" part, either.  :)

Despite his claims to drive a Dodge, as noted by others, the Grand National is a Buick which is NOT a Chrysler product.

Draw your own conclusions about his vehicle but I suspect it's a K-car and more of a dodge than he understands.

  
carlsonjok



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,09:59   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 25 2010,20:14)
Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 25 2010,20:06)
Tell me, Joe.  Have you ever done a calculation?  

He sure has!  Behold!

You guys remember Joe bragging about his security clearance and his basement laboratory stocked with all sorts of whiz-bang equipment?

Well, I have heard from a reliable source that he just took delivery of his brand new CSI calculator.



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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,10:07   

Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 26 2010,07:59)
Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 25 2010,20:14)
Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 25 2010,20:06)
Tell me, Joe.  Have you ever done a calculation?  

He sure has!  Behold!

You guys remember Joe bragging about his security clearance and his basement laboratory stocked with all sorts of whiz-bang equipment?

Well, I have heard from a reliable source that he just took delivery of his brand new CSI calculator.


I still have trouble believing those things can actually bake shit.  I've even seen it, but I just don't want to accept it on some level.

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
Richard Simons



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,20:12   

Quote (didymos @ Feb. 26 2010,10:07)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 26 2010,07:59)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 25 2010,20:14)
   
Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 25 2010,20:06)
Tell me, Joe.  Have you ever done a calculation?  

He sure has!  Behold!

You guys remember Joe bragging about his security clearance and his basement laboratory stocked with all sorts of whiz-bang equipment?

Well, I have heard from a reliable source that he just took delivery of his brand new CSI calculator.


I still have trouble believing those things can actually bake shit.

Err - Why would you want to?

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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,21:03   

Now I know for sure that Joe G is full of it.

I remember the 1987 GN, and the GNX.

The GN didn't have a black interior.  It had gray faces on the seats, with an embroidered 6 with an arrow tip at the end of the 6.

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,21:10   

Why is there such a strong correlation between:

Creationism/Rednecks(southern and northern varieties)/fundamentalism/ autos that are fast in a straight line/cars that cannot corner/ cars parked in trees

GN and GNX's were worthless in corners.  They were fast in a straight line for their time, but there are many cars before and since those that are faster in a straight line.

Besides, TVR's and any Lotus's could wipe the asphalt with a GN.   Hell, the Elise can do it with about 100 less BHP (if my memory serves me right)

PS - even if my memory isn't right on the difference between the BHP difference between and Elise and a GN, the wiping the asphalt with the GNX still applies in the quarter mile

PPS - leaving the quarter mile for any sort of twisty bits, the Elise doesn't just wipe the asphalt with the remains of the GN, it scrapes it off of the Elises dainty tires

PPPS - Don't get me started on the comparison of a GN and an Exige...

PPPPS - stopping before I sound too much like GEM of TKI

  
OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,21:41   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 25 2010,10:31)
I mentioned this marketing idea to one of the senior people in the marketing dept.

My P45*. I has it.

Louis

*P45 = UK equivalent of a pink slip. Not this kind of pink slip:



Sadly.

ETA: The lady in the photo is the senior person in marketing I mentioned it to. What a coinkydink!

Sorry, but this deserves to be on this page.  After having to look at ITGx2 and a dork with an Easy Bake.... shudder.

And I don't care what you guys think, I think she's lovely.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,21:59   

I drive a 1985 Toyota pickup truck, 2WD, 22R engine, 4 speed manual transmission. It was my work truck, and I did have the undercarriage armored with skid plates, and the front end was reinforced here and there with angle iron.

It has 117,777.7 original miles (when I parked it this afternoon).

I just replaced the original rear break pads yesterday. I replaced the original alternator last week. Working off-road, I have gone through dozens of tires. I have only got mired twice, one time because the truck I was following (4WD) stopped. I have never washed it. The roof of my camper shell has lichen growing on it.

What were we talking about?

Edited by Dr.GH on Feb. 26 2010,20:00

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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:12   

My oldest automotive child is a 1970 TR-6.

Probably a little over the 100K mark.

She is beautiful, dark blue, blue interior (one day I hope to change that), and knock off wire wheels.

She has the Michelin redlines.  They squee when cornering.  No power steering, and sometime soon will need work on the transmission (getting into 1st is sometimes stubborn, she needs a gentle but firm hand).  Of course, no A/C, no power windows, and a stiff clutch.  But she runs, and sounds like nothing else in the past 30 years.

She isn't practical, but she is mine, and a hell of a lot more interesting than the piddling Regal with a 6 cyl turbo.

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:15   

It is an automobile that requires you to get your hands dirty, bruised, and crushed at time.

Sort of like good science.

Something that Joe G with his Regal wouldn't know about.

  
Acipenser



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:24   

Our two ranch trucks are a 1951 Chevy with a 1959-235 passenger car engine that replaced the old 216 engine years ago.  When I first met my wife this was our only rig for about 6 years and of course no AC which  made for a warm ride in the 110 F days of summer.  It is also colonized with lichen and moss mostly on the outside.

The other is a 1986 Toyota one-ton 2wd with 242,000+ miles on the 22R motor and a 5 speed manual transmission.  Great trucks!

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:28   

I was driving my truck the three blocks to the harbor this morning, and I had to stop at a traffic light (There are four in three freaking blocks). Ahead of me was a new Lamborghini.

The heat pouring off the engine created light distortion in a ~160 degree arc. The nitwit driver roared off a whole block to the next red light, while I arrived seconds later- still in second gear. I realized the Lamborghini had never left first gear.

That is why, in my town we only see new Lamborghinis. (About the same story with the Maserati, but they seem to last at least a year or two longer). We locals call them "penis substitutes."

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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:31   

I personally haven't owned a real truck.  My grandfather had several.

My favorite was a 1960's Chevy 1/2 ton. SWB, only had a two speed auto tranny.  Once again, no power anything, no A/C, but had a nice small block v8, and when he owned it it had two tone primer.  I used to drive it occasionally when I was in college.  It was great in rush hour traffic since folks thought you had no insurance.  They generally moved out of your way....

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:34   

Quote (Acipenser @ Feb. 26 2010,20:24)
The other is a 1986 Toyota one-ton 2wd with 242,000+ miles on the 22R motor and a 5 speed manual transmission.  Great trucks!

My first Toy PU had a 5 speed transmission, and I really loved it. The first gear was so low that I could climb almost any hill. The 4 speed takes a more aggessive approach to climbing a hill, get in second and floor it.

Edited by Dr.GH on Feb. 26 2010,20:35

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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:38   

my grandfather also had a 1970 Buick Riviera.

When he first acquired it, it had been sitting up for about 15 years.  The exhaust pipes had rotted out, but being the redneck that I am I drove it while it was still getting civilized.  Before the pipes were fixed, it sounded like a WWII fighter landing when you were decelerating.

Wonderful car, but gone now after so many years and family issues.

There was also a 70's two door Plymouth Satellite.  Red, white vinyl top, 318(?), white vinyl interior.  Amazing under-rated hot rod.  Gone before I could drive.

  
Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:42   

Quote (Louis @ Feb. 26 2010,02:25)
Sorry, but is our Internet Tough Guy reduced to "boasting" about his 23 year old car?

Wow....just wow.

...

Louis

Louis, The car/truck thing is more a US issue thingy.

There was an old cowboy joke that there was only one thing worth doing that you couldn't do riding a horse- taking a crap. (Yes, yes. I think I could, too. The trick would be to  ... never mind).*

We updated that for our trucks (and were far more comfortable).

* Edit to add: It couldn't work with an English saddle anyway.

Edited by Dr.GH on Feb. 26 2010,21:11

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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:47   

I don't think Louis is an automotive afficianado...

(whatever the spelling of that should be)

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,22:50   

Quote (digitus impudicus @ Feb. 26 2010,22:47)
I don't think Louis is an automotive afficianado...

(whatever the spelling of that should be)

http://www.antievolution.org/cgi-bin....61;st=0

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:01   

aaawwww...RTH...

You remember me...

HOMO!!!!

11!!!!1111!!!! eleventy !!!!111!!!

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:02   

the previous posting by DI was rather banal.

Please ignore.

We now return you to your previously scheduled programming...

  
Richardthughes



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:06   

Quote (digitus impudicus @ Feb. 26 2010,23:02)
the previous posting by DI was rather banal.

Please ignore.

We now return you to your previously scheduled programming...

THAT WAS YOU"RE POST OF TEH WEAK.

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"You magnificent bastard! " : Louis
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digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:06   

and where the f*!* is Joe G(tard) when you need to abuse his ideas about automotive iron?


FFS, his ideas about biology are scarcely worth regarding.

hopefully his automotive discussions might prove a little more worthwhile?

of course, I think his ultimate auto would be something like this:

http://www.google.com/imgres?....rl=http

  
digitus impudicus



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2010,23:07   

Of course, there is nothing intrinsically wrong about an Isetta.

  
fnxtr



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,01:31   

Quote (Acipenser @ Feb. 26 2010,20:24)
Our two ranch trucks are a 1951 Chevy with a 1959-235 passenger car engine that replaced the old 216 engine years ago.  When I first met my wife this was our only rig for about 6 years and of course no AC which  made for a warm ride in the 110 F days of summer.  It is also colonized with lichen and moss mostly on the outside.

The other is a 1986 Toyota one-ton 2wd with 242,000+ miles on the 22R motor and a 5 speed manual transmission.  Great trucks!

Our farm truck around 69/70 was a Fargo of unspecified date, even the primer had faded to a sort of dusty rose / angry salmon hue, depending on your proclivity. Oh, and a BRIGHT YELLOW Dodge flatbed.

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didymos



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,02:46   

Quote (Richard Simons @ Feb. 26 2010,18:12)
Quote (didymos @ Feb. 26 2010,10:07)
 
Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 26 2010,07:59)
   
Quote (carlsonjok @ Feb. 25 2010,20:14)
   
Quote (OgreMkV @ Feb. 25 2010,20:06)
Tell me, Joe.  Have you ever done a calculation?  

He sure has!  Behold!

You guys remember Joe bragging about his security clearance and his basement laboratory stocked with all sorts of whiz-bang equipment?

Well, I have heard from a reliable source that he just took delivery of his brand new CSI calculator.


I still have trouble believing those things can actually bake shit.

Err - Why would you want to?

Umm, I imagine if you're a child, it could seem like a good idea.  That's sort of the point of the toy, right?

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I wouldn't be bothered reading about the selfish gene because it has never been identified. -- Denyse O'Leary, professional moron
Again "how much". I don't think that's a good way to be quantitative.-- gpuccio

  
Stephen Elliott



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 27 2010,02:49   

Quote (digitus impudicus @ Feb. 26 2010,21:10)
Why is there such a strong correlation between:

Creationism/Rednecks(southern and northern varieties)/fundamentalism/ autos that are fast in a straight line/cars that cannot corner/ cars parked in trees

GN and GNX's were worthless in corners.  They were fast in a straight line for their time, but there are many cars before and since those that are faster in a straight line.

Besides, TVR's and any Lotus's could wipe the asphalt with a GN.   Hell, the Elise can do it with about 100 less BHP (if my memory serves me right)

PS - even if my memory isn't right on the difference between the BHP difference between and Elise and a GN, the wiping the asphalt with the GNX still applies in the quarter mile

PPS - leaving the quarter mile for any sort of twisty bits, the Elise doesn't just wipe the asphalt with the remains of the GN, it scrapes it off of the Elises dainty tires

PPPS - Don't get me started on the comparison of a GN and an Exige...

PPPPS - stopping before I sound too much like GEM of TKI

The Lotus elise is just about the prettiest car I can think of. I want me one.

http://www.grouplotus.com/cars/showroom.html#/elise/eliseS/

  
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