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by MotorToad
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

Went to the IMSA race at Laguna Seca this weekend. Trying to get that actiony blur to the wheels at 1/250. I have a few (thousand) more like this. :)
by MotorToad
Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:58 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Top Bear!
Replies: 170
Views: 31012

Re: Top Bear!

So.. Is there a thread yet for Gear Top? Erm, Grand Tour? Three episodes in now.
by MotorToad
Tue Aug 30, 2016 12:47 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

I got a macro lens and a pin at about the same time.

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by MotorToad
Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:13 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Top Bear!
Replies: 170
Views: 31012

Re: Top Bear!

Apparently Evans is out. I'm not sad about that but the reason I read is that he grabbed some woman's boobs... in the '90s! How this can mean he can't be on Top Gear but doesn't bother the last 20 years of his radio career, I just don't understand. The guy's loaded, if you remember that tour of his ...
by MotorToad
Wed May 25, 2016 4:12 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Replies: 111
Views: 21541

Re: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Well, it can't be worse!

(Probably.)
by MotorToad
Wed May 25, 2016 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 319
Views: 132128

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Apparently a season of Firefly reunions wasn't enough. :-\ I still liked the show in a morbid sort of way, but I'm certain it ran its course and then some. I hope we'll have something else to cling to after this, like maybe a new Firefly...
by MotorToad
Fri May 20, 2016 5:40 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

I bought a new camera! But I've replaced this one already. :)
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by MotorToad
Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:17 pm UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: cycling
Replies: 199
Views: 136411

Re: cycling

Oh yeah, ended up with some really good photos from a race I did at Phillip Island a few weeks ago, but rather than flooding the thread I'll just leave it with two: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/97682/IMG_7300-s.jpg http://dl.dropbox.com/u/97682/IMG_7306-s.jpg Casey Stoner is WAY faster there than you ar...
by MotorToad
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:02 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-0I5MtfNMwfY/VcP1AM7SKiI/AAAAAAAAH_o/VVJSmsiLtMs/w1260-h840-no/IMG_6763.JPG I found a Nikon lens cap on the retaining wall at Laguna Seca a couple years ago. I finally had to go get a holder for it. (I've hated using Canon lens caps, but they're finally coming arou...
by MotorToad
Thu Feb 26, 2015 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: What If?
Topic: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"
Replies: 51
Views: 19467

Re: What-If 0130: "Snow Removal"

He's unfortunately got the power output of a carrier nuclear reactor wrong. The A4W plant on a carrier produces 550 megawatts of power, and each carrier has two. So to provide the energy for the snow-melter contraption, he would only need one carrier, and only slightly over one of those reactors (s...
by MotorToad
Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 319
Views: 132128

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

I think the show has finally stabbed the shark.
by MotorToad
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:37 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

Buy brand new camera, shoot this with phone, cry. https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8G-jtIdHsuc/VN7r51FPBKI/AAAAAAAAHBY/03BrXbYGBvQ/w1062-h797-no/10991422_10203683580433943_4175276707553601008_o.jpg Unrelated, other than I found this while saving that image. I found a badge buried in the street a c...
by MotorToad
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

Well, the new camera is working towards making me happy. I'm still considering the possibility that I'd be better off with a used 1D IV, though. For some reason it's hard for me to rationalize my poor decisions... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-dHY9UMD5Oiw/VMaPdp4bzXI/AAAAAAAAG-o/p6PAjDRaJ6k/w11...
by MotorToad
Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

I really need to get into editing. I hate doing it, and my computer is old and shitty so it asks patience of me that I've not been able to give. I succumbed to temptation on cyber Monday, though, and got a 6D with a big ass-printer so if I don't get into doing that I'm going to be quite the money-pa...
by MotorToad
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

Awesome! I would like to recommend trying to take the selfies in such a way (or cropping them afterwards) that your camera isn't visible in a mirror or reflection. So how do you like that P&S? I'm considering getting one as well to augment the DSLR's I've got. I'll be going on a cycling trip in...
by MotorToad
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:36 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2620326

Re: Post your boat race.

I have a new hobby.

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The 80 mph selfie.
by MotorToad
Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:25 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

So I recently added a cheapy P&S to my armory, an Olympus Tough. It's cheap enough that I'm willing to carry it while riding (literally). :) Last weekend in the Sierra Nevadas (we did 4 passes over two days). https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-7dW9bJl6AYM/U4vmoaA8RfI/AAAAAAAAF3s/9BKVGNSB6Cc/w112...
by MotorToad
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:27 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2620326

Re: Post your boat race.

Mah fabce! I mean boat race?
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by MotorToad
Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1332: "Slippery Slope"
Replies: 119
Views: 19974

Re: 1332: "Slippery Slope"

I seriously don't like white hat guy.
I get that he's the opposite of BHG, but he makes hats look bad.
by MotorToad
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:42 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

I hope I'm not the only one left on the board riding. (But I'm riding a lot!) https://scontent-a-sjc.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31/77508_10201458667652514_16182994_o.jpg The one under the cover is a '93 VFR a friend crashed that I'm planning to eventually streetfighter. The others are all current ta...
by MotorToad
Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)
Replies: 117
Views: 33993

Re: The Motorsport Thread (possible spoilers)

I never got that interested in motorcycle or open-wheel racing. The main sport I follow is Australia's V8 Supercars championship. Looking forward to the season finale coming up in a week or so. I find it more exciting when the cars can bump into each other a bit, (usually) without causing too much ...
by MotorToad
Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:23 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

https://i1659w.dm1.livefilestore.com/y2pPItu8wOzNTkXG41q-iWZwiPtVTzFqqoTSVGYtREIO_Zq8-UdUDmAs2yXe32dvoF4Nd7TB0zhlhlI0hB2cAvnqLyUuklSGLBdWzHhc6oLaeI/13_Laguna_2013103120680.JPG?psid=1 Got to do a couple track days at Laguna Seca last week. This is entering 8 late in the day, braking fairly hard but ...
by MotorToad
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 908
Views: 110675

Re: Rate the signature above you

Subtle understanding of how viruses-- virii-- tiny bugs work. I like it. 9/10 would get ill again.

(I'm only doing this because I was frightfully disconcerted with how misunderstood mine was the last time I was drunk enough to post in this thread.)
by MotorToad
Fri Oct 25, 2013 5:01 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

Why you no gives me fishes? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8k3E-PX0OOE/Umn4-PcVVHI/AAAAAAAAD7A/_u90dWH3xfM/w3333-h900-no/IMG_7300.JPG This is why Santa Cruz doesn't have penguins https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-khLX-CuxBng/Umn5Py-QVuI/AAAAAAAAD9U/eeXmKGnvOpQ/w3333-h900-no/IMG_7376.JPG *stretc...
by MotorToad
Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

Just bought a cheap SV1000S... it needs some recovery time from the previous owner and his "professional mechanic" friend.
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by MotorToad
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:12 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Rate the signature above you
Replies: 908
Views: 110675

Re: Rate the signature above you

1/23.8 it has information about a page for a medium that already has a site. How many is too many?
by MotorToad
Sat Sep 07, 2013 5:08 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

That's one of the best street bikes ever made. Enjoy it!
by MotorToad
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

Not mine, a friend's new bike, but I have molested it in all its most sensitive areas. (Carbs, brakes, wiring harness, etc.) Spoilered because monstrous. https://vdicvg.bay.livefilestore.com/y2pTTvtE3gOavPqmNaIQH0WXRSTbc3x6b-iyc0MCBMLdEFNou_4hNh-55pV8Ji3TdeTriw7giJnsasQWze93_S9yW4e4RMRFJfZJYZBREvSb1...
by MotorToad
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:00 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Post your boat race.
Replies: 20908
Views: 2620326

Re: Postify your facerity

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There's a face you can trust.
by MotorToad
Wed Jun 12, 2013 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)
Replies: 92
Views: 49622

Re: Streetbikers and Your Bike (Photos Plx)

What's up, bike thread? So some things have happened in my life since this thread (temporarily) went to rest. https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-kEK90okmY9E/UUNWris6ZwI/AAAAAAAADds/qI_xt7jeZvI/w767-h724-no/350636_tool_gauge.png hahaha, just found that looking for something else. I love that, though....
by MotorToad
Wed May 22, 2013 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1215: Insight
Replies: 112
Views: 19932

Re: 1215: Insight

Am I wrong or is this the first instance of White Hat Guy as the character who thinks he's trick like Black Hat Guy but swims in fail?
by MotorToad
Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 60503

Re: Haiku.

Haiku sucks you in
Too much mass has gathered here
spaghettifica... . . . . . .
by MotorToad
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1184: "Circumference Formula"
Replies: 102
Views: 35141

Re: 1184: "Circumference Formula"

In a swimming pool near me the deep end is labelled 1.8 MTRS, and the shallow end was 0.9 MTRS. I don't know what kind of bizarre device they had hidden in the wall that could be measured in Mega-Tesla-Roentgen-Siemens. I suspect it is part of some mad scientist supervillain's origin story. I want ...
by MotorToad
Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle
Replies: 319
Views: 132128

Re: Nathan Fillion's New Series: Castle

Heh. Zoe's on this week. Does Whedon produce this show or just do the casting? :)
by MotorToad
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:48 pm UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

It's the Mk I 50 f/1.8. They're going on fleabay for a couple hundred but this one isn't in that good of shape, peeling around the focus ring and that sort of thing. People value it a lot over the "nifty fifty" because of the metal mount, but I seriously doubt it has any effect on the ligh...
by MotorToad
Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:09 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Best and Worst Discworld
Replies: 316
Views: 187547

Re: Best and Worst Discworld

Yeah, a lot of the geology of Strata made it to Discworld, but that's about it. I felt like it was a great idea at the time, but maybe he felt there was more he could do with it and kind of rehashed it for Rincewind and that took off. I really loved that book! I, too, found it in a used book store a...
by MotorToad
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:56 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: Photography thread.
Replies: 363
Views: 202717

Re: Photography thread.

So I found a pawn shop unloading their camera gear. https://orsqza.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p2PgwhIZlYEsP927-2Sl8OainD9R4t2HsDjW2REQ24TysKIi9atjQRo2DgpLjzbcXb034WjVkRdKgpWjLyjI0qaaO00L8mLMX/%2465.03.JPG $65.03 after tax for all that! Now I just need to learn how to use a flash. And the camera attache...
by MotorToad
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 60503

Re: Haiku.

) GAH! Reread my post
Needs a close parenthesis
Now I feel better.
by MotorToad
Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:02 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Haiku.
Replies: 434
Views: 60503

Re: Haiku.

12 - 1.jpg

Snowball is the bike
That makes sense of the haiku
Refrigerator

(Not that I'd expect anyone here to know this, but the white VFRs are commonly known as a "Flying Fridge."
by MotorToad
Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1103: "Nine"
Replies: 138
Views: 29847

Re: 1103: "Nine"

I like entering "99" when I want about a minute and a half. Probably doesn't work on all microwaves, but it's a bit faster to type. "888" sort of works as a very rough approximation for 10 minutes (good for reheating pizza on a convection setting). I admit I won't use "666&...

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