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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:19 pm

That's something I've done. I sometimes mix up links to different things in a similar way - I accidentally put the wrong link on UKSGC a while back, linking to Spudtech (which I needed for a thread I was writing here) when I meant to link to the video for Dire Straits' "Money for Nothing" video, when off on a tangent talking about how CGI has improved since it's first creation.

We are all fallible in our own ways.

Sounds like interesting mail though if you need to link to a video about FISH.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:24 pm

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@Jack: Is that the link you wanted?

It directs me at a section of Jeremy Clarkson's gun program, which doesn't seem to make sense...
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I don't know but it was funny.Seems Clarkson really ticked off the boy instructing him.Remind me to never slap my magazine around a PMS'ing CQB instructor :? Not like slapping the mag as weak as Clarkson did made any difference.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:30 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Sounds like interesting mail though if you need to link to a video about FISH.


It was actually a call from a friend, "That documentary about the history of guns, the one with the famous English presenter dude, do you remember the link?"

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Sadly the whole episode has been removed from youtube, now there's just clips of it left - but you get to see him make a basic spray-and-pray combustion :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:13 pm

I've got a cut down version on my hard drive, but it does miss the spudgun bit. My real complaint about that section is the sentence starting: "You could use gun powder in here..."

... well yes, if you wanted your brains to be relocated across the entire county. Hopefully no-one took the "advice".
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:15 pm

I think having a strong interest in a technical hobby is extremely beneficial to anyone. I am constantly finding topics in school that I have already learned about from spudding or that I can directly apply to spudding. It is very helpful for understanding and keeping an interest in the subject matter when you already have an actual application in mind for the subject. Plus the building of spudguns has given me a great understanding of what sort of things are possible with designs.

I'm in an engineering design class right now where we are building robots for a competition. I think this would be a very daunting task if I didn't have my spudding experience. With the experience I am very confident in my ability to build it.

Nova. If the expression "you are what you eat" is true then it looks like you have been eating some of jack's cake.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:44 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Hopefully no-one took the "advice".


If anyone was stupid enough to do so, it would just be Darwin at work :D

Nova. If the expression "you are what you eat" is true then it looks like you have been eating some of jack's cake.


Why oh why did I think it would be a good idea to share my culinary creations on this forum

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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:22 pm

I am constantly finding topics in school that I have already learned about from spudding or that I can directly apply to spudding.


Exactly what i was thinking!

Aced my test on pressure without studying!
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Feb 21, 2008 4:41 pm

daberno123 wrote:I am constantly finding topics in school that I have already learned about from spudding or that I can directly apply to spudding.


Coincidentally today at work we used the burst disk cannon to clear some clogged piping. First we tried with air only, didn't work, then as a second attempt filled the piping with water as a sort of liquid piston and it worked a charm :D
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Unread postAuthor: iknowmy3tables » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:24 pm

i think this is true reminds me of my school's robotics club the program is prasised like it's all that but really the kids got more funds then sense, no one belives in the good old DIY masculine American, the kids are too afraid of getting hurt and many are scared of power tools. whats really annoying is to see how they waste resources that I could never afford, and they are protective about the stuff and I can't get any. the club also receives tons of funds, praise, and credibility but one's membership really means little

what ever happened to the MacGyver version of genius. why are people so afraid of getting hurt for your work, really whoever puts safety as their number 1 priority in their projects isn't devoted enough to the task

I've used my skills in school recently my tech teacher has started a unit on water rockets. without me there would not be a launcher that could seal pressure, after that I made a cheaper, faster opening, better sealing launcher using my own design
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 5:48 pm

iknowmy3tables wrote:why are people so afraid of getting hurt for your work, really whoever puts safety as their number 1 priority in their projects isn't devoted enough to the task

I put safety very high up my requirement for any design I have, but I'd still say I was devoted. If I'm going to build something, I'd rather not get myself or others injured by it, and usually safe things are reliable, well made things.

While I'm building - goggles, ear defenders when needed, and I won't do anything obviously stupid. But I'm not too concerned about minor injury when building.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:15 pm

iknowmy3tables wrote:whoever puts safety as their number 1 priority in their projects isn't devoted enough to the task


Note to self: Never work on any project with iknowmy3tables. He's the kind of guy who gets people killed. Why? Because his priorities are totally out of wack.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:25 pm

@D_Hall: What I think was meant was: Anybody that is too worried about safety to get properly stuck into the project isn't involved in the right thing.
Although, that's my interpretation, it might well be wrong.

I imagine I'm one of the forum's most safety concerned, I would do nothing but put safety as my #1 concern, but I'm not so worried by failure or possible injury that it would prohibit me from building - at least a design I was confident about.

If I were too worried about one of my launchers exploding then I'd never build them. By putting safety as integral to all my designs, I'm happy enough that I'm comfortable using them (although not without ear and ear protection).
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Thu Feb 21, 2008 7:56 pm

whoever puts safety as their number 1 priority in their projects isn't devoted enough to the task


(not trying to be rude..) Are you stupid or just ignorent?! :bootyshake:
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:07 pm

I put safety as a #1 priority only if death/permanent injury is a real possibility.
If it's something that will "grow back", I usually don't take too many precautions. Safety glasses and earmuffs usually suffice in most of my projects.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:15 pm

Safety is the most important part of spudding, but I'm not worried about small things like minor cuts, bruises, etc. If you take the necessary safety precautions, then you should have nothing to worry about. But there is a certain extent you should go to for safety because it certainly isn't good to be scared of a small injury that only hurts for a few seconds, because then we would be scared to do anything.
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