Teh Squeaky Wheel
Good Morning everyone. I’m still awake. Wednesday was kind of a blur.
I tried making my noodles a bit bigger and without any egg. I really like the result.
I was all alone this evening and early morning, so I just decided to do some dreadlock maintenance. I still have not decided to let it all go grey. So in addition to some tidying up, I did some coloring… After which I usually, like to weave some lighter highlights into some of them. This gives an auburn color pretty close to what I had before my hair went grey.
See below. Different lighting conditions so you can’t really tell how close I get, but actually, it’s pretty close.
That’s a good looking head of hair, Dv8.
The Metric System is G-Y.
Driving 100 in America is cool.
Driving 100 in Europe is LAME.
On the other hand, the difference between 36 and 38 is so great that you have to measure temperature in 1/10ths of a degree.
But in America 100 is HOT and 0 is COLD.
Centimeters are too small for carpentry. Inches are perfect; and, successively dividing them in half makes for the greatest precision, by eye, that you can get.
Dividing everything in10s doesn’t always make the most sense for humans actually doing human things.
OTOH, Metric is pretty good for science and precision measurements done by precision instruments. And the conversion math is easier in metric. Like between weight and mass. But…
Generally, I like English for everyday life and metric for science.
That’s how I roll
But when it comes to potholes, I always measure them in Dogs.
In places with bad road maintenance, I think they use refrigerators or Volkswagens.
Sure Happy It’s Thursday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, dv8 (and Harper!)!
dv8 -- I’m with you on the metric system. As a scientist, I’m very comfortable with the metric system, except for Pascals, that’s a worthless unit. It takes 101,325 Pascals to equal an atmosphere of pressure (14.7 PSI). One psi is 6.89476 kPa. So is 80 kPa a lot? It’s a lot of Pascals, but how much pressure?
When I was quite young I was interested in guns, military stuff, and science, so I got comfortable with some aspects of the metric system. As a machinist, I worked with both. I was always more comfortable converting to English measures most of the time.
I often see Facebook posts criticizing America for not going metric because “everyone else” is. Of course, if you fly commercial anywhere in the world, the pilots and ATC speak English and they call out altitude in feet. I think they also use knots for speed.
While most drawings, standard or metric, were usually in the standard format, I did occasionally run across a different format. I called them metric prints but I think they were just some different international standard. They looked different so it caught the eye most times, but many people never heard of them.In a standard drawing. the perspective is that the main face of the part is at the bottom of a clear globe that you are looking through. The other views to the top, bottom, left, or right, are like rotating the globe so you see those sides of the part. In these other prints that was reversed so it was like the main face was on top and you rotate the globe down for the other faces. This could produce a sort of mirror image part if one did not know about it. I had no proper training so I only knew because I ran across some of these drawings at one shop and was alerted to it. Later I had to warn some shop owners who were not familiar with them. I saw some parts scrapped because of this. I was self taught in a number of fields, and this is always a danger in not having proper education or training, you find gaps you did not even know you missed. I have tried to remember this when setting up training programs. Self learning is nice in some ways but I sure wasted a lot of time and money in the process. I am on several machinist groups and I try to help people going the same route.
My first year in college I had to take a class in technical drawing. It was there that I was introduced to the three standard plan views. Most of my classmates had no problem with the class, since most had taken drafting in high school. Orthographic projections and multi-point perspective were a struggle.
A number of things would have been more useful to me in school, much more so than most of the college prep classes I took.Probably the most useful thing I took was ROTC. Leadership, administration, teaching, and especially first aid, all proved very useful and valuable. My fourth year might have been even better had I been able to take it. At least I did get into fourth year responsibilities in my third year, I was CO at the school in the second half and had fourth year people under me.
[I] had fourth year people under me.
Good thing you didn’t catch teh Monkeypox!
Ol’ Brandon is declaring a monkeypox state of emergency. And just when I was putting on my leather chaps and heading to the bathhouse. On second thought, his order won’t ban that, so good to go.
Has he canceled church services yet?
As monkeypox appears to spread through close, non-gay, contact, and going to church may bring you into closer contact with God, it’s likely coming.
So is the group your California governor worried about being stigmatized, Christians? I never would have thought so.
If we are, then we totally deserve it. Especially, white Christians. More especially, white male Christians.
Fatwa -- I hope that both you and Brenda are in the OK zone today. If this is too personal, no need to answer, but has Brenda encountered what the professionals sometimes call “chemo fog”? I ask because our other friend going through chemo out here is back in the hospital after a day of incoherence and rants and that’s what they think it might be. Of course, they’ve just said that there’s no known cause-effect, no definitive way to diagnose it, and no real treatment, but it exists.
I’m really surprised that they’re saying they can’t find a cause-effect. From what I know, it correlates closely with reduced numbers of red blood cells and concomitant decreased oxygen carrying capacity of the bloodstream.
I’ve done alittle research on my own, Paddy, but I’m not seeing anything definitive. Your explanation makes as much sense as anything else.
I hate to be cynical, but they are re-running the same tests they did last week at another hospital and I wonder if it’s to make some money. My mother was a frequent ER visitor in her last year and the bills used to always be around $3K. The day she died, she was in the ER for maybe 8 hours, not conscious, and yet they billed $26K. Yes, I know this is different, but instead of rerunning the tests they couldn’t look at was done just days ago?
The odds haven’t been good for our friend from when this started earlier this year. I know her husband wants to do whatever possible in terms of treatment, but I don’t really know what she wants. It’s a nasty situation and dividing their family.