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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:36 pm

Ooh, that's hard. I only have limited room for spudguns and air rifles at my house, part of the reason I build small(ish) - and I thought the space I had was tight.

Myself, I've already been at university for a year, and I'll be 20 in November.
...Bloody hell, when I phrase it like that, I start to feel old.

Especially since one of my best friends has only been alive 4 years - A now long running joke, as he died at the age of 15, and is the only living person I know with a death certificate. On other achievements of his, he's possibly the only person alive that can be weirder than me, if that's even possible.

Actually, in truth, I don't tend to think of people's ages on the forum, and knowing it is kind of irrelevant. If a person has good ideas, they're good ideas whether they're 12, 24, or 48.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:09 pm

Geeze, all you guys are just getting started good. I'll be 51 in a little over a month. My son is 21 and a rising senior at Clemson and I have a daughter 19. I've got children older than some of you... :?

Regardless of what you might think, life does get harder as you get older, but also gets a lot better!! I wouldn't want to go back.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:10 pm

Ragnarok wrote:Especially since one of my best friends has only been alive 4 years - A now long running joke, as he died at the age of 15, and is the only living person I know with a death certificate.

How in the world did he get a death certificate if he's still alive?
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Unread postAuthor: clide » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:51 pm

Luckily my parents have let me leave my stuff at their house while I am at college. Although I do come home for the summer and most weekends. After this school year is up I'll be needing a real job, and there is a pretty good chance that I'll be moving out of this area. Hopefully I'll get a good enough job that I'll have room for my stuff wherever I move. On the plus side I'll probably have plenty of money for tools and parts, but on the downside I probably won't have much time to do much with them. I suppose that's just the way it goes.
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Unread postAuthor: LikimysCrotchus5 » Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:59 pm

MrCrowley wrote:17 in 2 months today :wink:

Edit: Remember our school year is different, we start in Feb and finish November (for seniors), December (junior).

So i'd satrt University at the start of 2010, not halfway through.


Ahh ok then so we are about the same age, (ill be 17 in 4 months and 13 days) ill be a junior this year though, and you are now going through school?

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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:02 am

I really hope my parents will be letting me leave stuff here. though I am moving about 9 hours away, though still in state. God bless Texas!! Although I have a friend with a house in Lubbock, so I may just store my stuff there, since ittl be near campus.

edit- wait, I always thought Crowley was older than me...
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Sun Jul 20, 2008 12:42 am

I can't wait for college! I'm majoring in Mechanical Engineering, and I'm hoping to use the machine shop to make some hardcore spudding parts :D My parents are keeping some of my stuff at home, but I'm still getting rid of some of it. Best part is, I'm getting rid of my car! NO INSURANCE OR GAS!!!! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jul 20, 2008 7:35 am

potatoflinger wrote:How in the world did he get a death certificate if he's still alive?

Well, he died, but was resuscitated, which means that there has to be a variant of a death certificate recording that.

My friends and I seem to just be weird about these things.
I've narrowly avoided death several times; this guy died and come back to life - there are several stories like that between us.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:36 am

My plan for storing my spudding supplies while I'm at Uni involves a large, airtight steel box sunk to the bottom of the lake down the road from where I live. Out in the middle, it's far enough down (probably 50' or so) that I really don't need to worry about your average goons destroying or stealing it, and the overall costs of the operation wouldn't be very high compared to renting storage for 4 or 5 years.

My parents certainly wouldn't want it all hanging around for that time, and there's no way I'd even think about selling/giving away/throwing out my thousands of dollars worth of spudding equipment.
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:42 am

DYI wrote:My plan for storing my spudding supplies while I'm at Uni involves a large, airtight steel box sunk to the bottom of the lake down the road from where I live.

I can see a few problems there.

If it is reasonably airtight, you'll have a heck of a problem getting it to sink to the bottom, short of vast lead weights.
If it isn't perfectly (and I mean perfectly) airtight, you'll instead have a heck of a problem getting it back up again, and I'm not sure the contents will have improved.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Sun Jul 20, 2008 8:59 am

Don't worry Rag, I'm a bit ahead of you on that one - the contents of the box will mostly be relatively dense steel things, and the box itself will be made out of fairly thick plate. The aim is to then add a liquid (oil likely, I can get vast volumes of it for free) to the box until it only has a about a half tonne of buoyancy. After that, I can put to use the hundreds of kilograms of concrete that's sitting in my shed for weights. The internal pressure of the box would be raised as the box is lowered to reduce strain on the walls.

When the time comes to free it, just attach an air hose to the inlet on top, and displace oil out of it to the surface until the buoyancy overcomes the weights and the box floats back up.
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Unread postAuthor: Sticky_Tape » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:06 am

LikimysCrotchus5 wrote:
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Sticky_Tape wrote:I am 12 so college is a long way away but that will just make it hurt more :cry:

Holy crap you're young :shock:


A sad day indeed it is. I know i'll have a similar fate near the end of next year, it's either living at University or the Army for me as my parents are going overseas most likely.


Man you are young though, 12 man i didnt know what internet was then. :lol:

But at the end of summer in 2010, ill be going to college too, so MrCrowley i assume your are 17?

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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:28 am

In regards to DYI, I actually did think a little while about burying the stuff. Large diameter PE drain pipe (corrugated) with some glued on PE caps (hopefully cheap), and some desiccant would allow me to bury most of my stuff if I packed it smartly.

But, of course, this property itself is not ours. It belongs to one of my stepdad's relatives that lives in California. We were allowed to move in with "temporary" structures (although I'd like to see somebody move our trailer now that it's been here for 12 years). So burying is out of the question.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:20 pm

Well my sis is off to college soon and I really don;t care :P She's actualy just going 20 minutes away :roll: Sad to see all that spudding go to the dump, I mean if you were gonna lose it anyway wouldn't it have been better to try and leave it somewhere and come back?
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:02 pm

I agree, you should have put them in a sack in your parents basement or something like that.
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