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    [–] Saw this absolute unit today Kerberos42 1 points ago in aviation

    Pretty sure that wasn’t it’s only problem.

    [–] Saw this absolute unit today Kerberos42 17 points ago in aviation

    The Hughes Hercules (Spruce Goose) is a flying boat roughly the same size as an A380.

    Thus floatplane A380

    [–] Found over on r/WTF but i think this freaking awesome! Kerberos42 3 points ago in EngineeringPorn

    That's a really great image, just a bunch of giant wings spinning gently down in the summer air.

    Until one drifts off course into commercial air traffic routes...

    [–] Found over on r/WTF but i think this freaking awesome! Kerberos42 5 points ago in EngineeringPorn

    Reminds me of those ants that carry back leafs that are 100x bigger than themselves.

    [–] If only there was a way to number apartments so you can tell what floor they are on Kerberos42 7 points ago in mildlyinfuriating

    I've not seen a number used this way before in "America". In Canada and everywhere I've been in the US including NYC and LA, buildings have a street number (eg: 2456 1st Ave.) , and apartments / offices in the building have a number such as 1567. In this example the "15" indicates the unit is on the 15th floor. When I lived in apartment 805, it was on the 8th floor.

    I've done some work on corporate campuses that have building numbers, like Microsoft in Redmond, and they still refer to the building number separately from the unit number. Building 23, unit 1123. etc.

    [–] The Sydney Opera House, excellent detail [1772x850] Kerberos42 1 points ago in ThingsCutInHalfPorn

    Wow, I've never realized this before, I've always thought it was just one building. I'm from the other side of the world so never seen it in person.

    [–] The Sydney Opera House, excellent detail [1772x850] Kerberos42 2 points ago in ThingsCutInHalfPorn

    Is there two different performance stages? Or is it showing two different configurations of the same space?

    [–] Recent New Owners: How much did you buy your E46? Kerberos42 1 points ago in e46

    Kelowna BC, ‘03 325xi for 3400. Negotiated down from 4500, as it needed suspension work. 145k Kms.

    [–] The depth of the Boeing 777 ADI Kerberos42 -5 points ago in aviation

    Guess this answers the question of what pilots do during long flights.

    [–] Huge windmills in a diked polder Kerberos42 2 points ago in EngineeringPorn

    Just north of you here in BC they just use helicopters. No wonder cherries are so expensive.

    [–] Built a ship. Wanna short tour? Kerberos42 4 points ago in KerbalSpaceProgram

    And there’s the Homeword reddit thread thingy. My world is now complete.

    [–] I guess it’s kind of cute? Kerberos42 29 points ago in aww

    When I was a kid, my mother was essentially the local animal rescue. A local farmer had shot and killed a pest skunk that lived under his barn, and it turned out the skunk had a litter of 8 babies. He must of felt bad, and couldn't bring himself to do anything with them, so my mother was called in. We showed up to with sheets and blankets to catch the babies and brought them all home. We built a pen for them out of an old chicken coop, and raised them until they were old enough to be released back to the wild.

    We kept the runt of the litter as a pet as he probably wouldn't have survived in the wild anyway. He was my pet growing up, and was pretty much like having a cat. He'd sleep a lot, would come cuddle on the couch while watching TV, and even earned his keep by eating slugs in the garden.

    [–] I guess it’s kind of cute? Kerberos42 3 points ago in aww

    Had a pet skunk as a kid. Not too different from having a cat, except he loved to go for walks on a leash. Which got some interesting looks.

    [–] This trekking shoe store has a test area. Kerberos42 1 points ago in mildlyinteresting

    Seattle also has a mountain bike test track. It loops the store on the outside.

    [–] Creative Asian problem solving Kerberos42 -8 points ago in funny

    Ho Lee Fuk, why do these comments always get down voted? It’s not like theres 2+ billion Asians that also make fun of Caucasian names.

    [–] Had my first real engine failure today, was able to turn around and make the runway, just barely going off the other end. Only damage was a popped tire and a broken runway light. Kerberos42 2 points ago in flying

    Funny aviation/ motorcycle thing. I ran into a guy on a bike at a gas station. Turns out he’s an A320 captain. He admitted to failing his bike license road test 3 times, yet had never failed a check ride. He said this thought process struggled to keep up with the much more rapidly changing environment on a bike.

    Maybe he just needs an RBW (ride by wire) bike.

    [–] Had my first real engine failure today, was able to turn around and make the runway, just barely going off the other end. Only damage was a popped tire and a broken runway light. Kerberos42 3 points ago in flying

    I’d take the bike over any sports car any day. I love the RT, I can’t see myself riding anything else. Comfortable both scooting around town or on local twisty roads and traveling a few states / provinces away.

    I bought it new in ‘08, and I worked out what I’ve put into it over the years with purchase cost, maintenance, repairs (none, other than warranty / recalls), and it’s something like 200/month. I turn my own wrenches so that definitely helps the cost. I usually do at least one 2-3 week trip a year, and those moment a are priceless.

    It amuses me when some jackass in a lifted F350 or max trim level SUV says: “BMW huh? I bet that cost a lot!” yeah, probably less than a quarter of whatever they are driving. I borrowed a ‘14 Boxster for a week road trip and missed the bike the whole time.

    Keeping this flying related, I’m hoping to go for a PPL soon, then I can complain about costs more.

    [–] Nervous cadet reporting for duty. Kerberos42 1 points ago in aww

    Canadian police dog... so he'll lick your hand after he bites your face off.