1190: "Time"

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:37 am UTC

SBN wrote:Four states isn't really a fair way to describe it, since going the same distance in a different part of the country could be all in one state. I think Google calls it a 7 hour drive, more or less. In any case, I generally have to be where the things are, because my brain refuses to articulate where things are. I'll be able to picture where something is, and get up and go to where it is, and pick it up, but somehow if my brain is holding the picture of where something is, it can't form the sentence to tell someone else.
I will often forget what it is I am looking for, right after I start looking for it. I can think all I want; it won't come back to me. But, if I actually go back to where I was when I decided to look for it, the whole thing comes back.

lmjb1964 wrote:I can't decide if I'd like to learn to fly a plane or not. Kind of a moot point, since I don't have the time or money to do it at this point, but I am intrigued by the idea of flying a plane. It's seems a little scary though, because, you know, dragons.
Flying is really cool! In college I was bicycling around and bumped into an airport, so thought I'd take an intro lesson. That was fun, and it turned out there was a flying club at school, so I joined. (Alas, my timing was off and I was waitlisted, but it all worked out). It's also not as expensive as it seems (but do get most of your training money together before starting, so that you don't have to interrupt your training!). Mainly I fly single engine four seat airplanes, (I'm licensed as single engine land) so since the plane in the photo is a multi-engine aircraft, I couldn't actually use all the engines. At least not at once.

It's one of the newer models - a Boeing DC-14. Airbus makes them.

As to the photo, everything I said in the prior post is true. While we were on the ground waiting for the tardy captain, I got to chatting with the co-pilot, and he invited me into the cockpit. This was quite a treat - they don't usually let you do that. So, he took a few photos, and then when we were in the air (and I was back in coach) I took some photos of the clouds, and Gimp'd them together.

eta: Hmmm... Pope again. Getting to be a regular thing. What is it that you would love to do, but are a bit scared of?

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:39 am UTC

And with that, I must molpy down. I'm going to be a busy hamply the next few wips...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby yappobiscuits » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:42 am UTC

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lmjb1964 wrote:I can't decide if I'd like to learn to fly a plane or not. Kind of a moot point, since I don't have the time or money to do it at this point, but I am intrigued by the idea of flying a plane. It's seems a little scary though, because, you know, dragons.

It's super easy, way less effort than driving.

Apart from the landings.

And the takeoffs.

And the dragons.


Well, if it's anything like flying with real flappy wings, it's just a matter of solving a few simple differential equations in your head to get the flight path. And don't worry, we only engage enemy planes...though our definition of "enemy" is kind of dependent on how hungry we are.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:51 am UTC

ucim wrote:Get high on gasoline - fly an airplane!
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HES wrote:Are we being chased by a raptorcat or something? The pace has been third-commandment-ish!

You know what they say, you don't have to be more raptorcattish than the raptorcat, you just have to be more raptorcattish than the other OTTers it's chasing.

Or able to just hop in the seaish sea or riverish river and out-swim them!

Sea molpies certainly would have the advantage if the pursuer was the seaish sea instead of a raptorcat.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:06 am UTC

HES wrote:And with that, I must molpy down. I'm going to be a busy hamply the next few wips...

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby slinches » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:49 am UTC

ucim wrote:Mainly I fly single engine four seat airplanes, (I'm licensed as single engine land) so since the plane in the photo is a multi-engine aircraft, I couldn't actually use all the engines. At least not at once.

It's one of the newer models - a Boeing DC-14. Airbus makes them.

I wanted to be a pilot when I was a kid. Even took a few lessons. It's certainly a lot of fun, but I decided I didn't want to make a career of it since it would mean traveling continuously which would leave little time for a family.

Instead I decided to be an aeronautical engineer, which leads me to a question: What the heck is a Boeing/Airbus DC-14?

The closest thing I can think of is a Boeing DC-9-14, but that isn't made by Airbus. Actually, it was made by McDonnell Douglas, but Boeing bought them and killed the name.

Anyway, it must have been upgraded fairly recently. Those all glass cockpits are really neat.

ucim wrote:As to the photo, everything I said in the prior post is true. While we were on the ground waiting for the tardy captain, I got to chatting with the co-pilot, and he invited me into the cockpit. This was quite a treat - they don't usually let you do that. So, he took a few photos, and then when we were in the air (and I was back in coach) I took some photos of the clouds, and Gimp'd them together.

I'm jealous. Here in the US if I got within 15 ft of the cockpit I'd be called a terrorist, taken down by an air marshal then interrogated for hours until the feds were properly satisfied that I didn't want to blow up the plane with my 4oz tube of toothpaste.

Seriously though, that's a cool experience. The closest I've come to handling those sorts of controls was a F-22 fighter simulator that was brought into my office for show and tell. Unfortunately, they couldn't fly the real thing in for us to look at.

ucim wrote:Get high on kerosene - fly an airplane!

Fixed that to match the pictured aircraft for ya.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:59 am UTC

HES wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I can't decide if I'd like to learn to fly a plane or not. Kind of a moot point, since I don't have the time or money to do it at this point, but I am intrigued by the idea of flying a plane. It's seems a little scary though, because, you know, dragons.

It's super easy, way less effort than driving.

Apart from the landings.

And the takeoffs.

And the dragons.


I have taken several lessons, and am on my way to getting a license; I can confirm that landings are scary, but takeoffs really aren't. You just put it to full throttle and pull back a bit when the needle tells you to.

As for dragons - they generally avoid my plane. Not sure whether they see it. Are dragons colorblind?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:45 am UTC

Oh hey, Cueball found a replacement dilgunnerang somewhere.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:51 am UTC

slinches wrote:It's certainly a lot of fun, but I decided I didn't want to make a career of it...
Well, I didn't make a career out of it either. I'm not a limosine driver either, but I do have a driver's license. :)

I fly for fun and to get places. The latter is sometimes limited by weather (i.e. small planes do not handle icy clouds very well, and I live where it's not uncommon)

slinches wrote:which leads me to a question: What the heck is a Boeing/Airbus DC-14?
It's kind of like an IBM DEC-tape, or a Dell iPad. I didn't realize that Boeing bought McDonnel Douglas; that mustards up the joke a bit. I don't actually know what kind of plane it was (though I could probably find out by looking through my airline tix).

taixzo wrote:I have taken several lessons, and am on my way to getting a license; I can confirm that landings are scary, but takeoffs really aren't. You just put it to full throttle and pull back a bit when the needle tells you to.
It's kind of hard to miss the sky. But you can, if you try hard enough!

Push forward, the houses get bigger.
Pull back, the houses get smaller.
Keep pulling back, the houses get lots bigger!

It's also kind of hard to miss the ground, but it's nice to be able to reuse the airplane afterwards.

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ucim wrote:Get high on kerosene - fly an airplane!
Fixed that to match the pictured aircraft for ya.
Yeah, I thought of that, but I don't actually get high on kerosine. The planes I use need 100LL, which is going out of style.

It would be fun to get high on helium too. Hot air is an ok substitute, but noisy as chirp.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:52 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:52 am UTC

mrob27 wrote:E identify the source of this quote: Man and machine share in the stimulating exchange of . . . aaaaaghh!

Sadly didn't recognize it on my own, but Google tells me this is a line from the original Hitchhiker's Guide radio series.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:48 am UTC

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mrob27 wrote:E identify the source of this quote: Man and machine share in the stimulating exchange of . . . aaaaaghh!
Sadly didn't recognize it on my own, but Google tells me this is a line from the original Hitchhiker's Guide radio series.

The OTC needs a contradictory radio version.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Sun Jan 05, 2014 12:28 pm UTC

ucim wrote:eta: Hmmm... Pope again. Getting to be a regular thing. What is it that you would love to do, but are a bit scared of?

Hmm, dunno. I'll have to think about that. I just wanted to throw an idea out there for those of you, who, like me, are still trying to come up with a New Year's resolution to pursue. Back in 2004, I made my second best New Year's resolution ever: to do 12 things that scared me. I didn't succeed - I think I got up to 10 or so - but I still remember 2004 as my Year of Doing Scary Things - it was a great year. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby mscha » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:26 pm UTC

mscha wrote:And I wonder if it's the thin air that causes their dialogue to show up so much larger that we're used to...

Apparently, it wasn't the air, but the mustard, as the frame has now changed.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 3:34 pm UTC

I suppose it shouldn't be remotely surprising that the TATA* reads the thread. (Nice job, by the way)

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:57 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:21 pm UTC

Awesomeful, HES! To giant children, all T-rexes would be molpylike! Image
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:28 pm UTC

I was actually thinking of LBB with a compy, but either way works.


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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:30 pm UTC

HES wrote:I was actually thinking of LBB with a compy, but either way works.


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That is likewise molpish. :)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

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Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:28 pm UTC

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Postby mscha » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:30 pm UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:32 pm UTC

Looks like newpixbot is a cuegan shipper, too. Hi Kit! A slightly heretical OTThercomic, but steakish none the less.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:44 pm UTC

yappobiscuits wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Well, off to the pit, where hopefully I won't have to pick seaweed off of the kettledrums.

"Off to the pit" makes it sound like you're either a coal miner, or going to a metal gig :P
Or a coal miner going to a workplace metal gig

:D Probably not good to have a metal band playing in a coal mine. Might cause the mine to collapse.

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HES wrote:Are we being chased by a raptorcat or something? The pace has been third-commandment-ish!

You know what they say, you don't have to be more raptorcattish than the raptorcat, you just have to be more raptorcattish than the other OTTers it's chasing.

So, heads up OTTers, do not be around BlitzGirl when you're being attacked by a raptorcat. She'll just take off and leave you to be eaten. :)

ucim wrote:As to the photo, everything I said in the prior post is true. While we were on the ground waiting for the tardy captain, I got to chatting with the co-pilot, and he invited me into the cockpit. This was quite a treat - they don't usually let you do that. So, he took a few photos, and then when we were in the air (and I was back in coach) I took some photos of the clouds, and Gimp'd them together.

eta: Hmmm... Pope again. Getting to be a regular thing. What is it that you would love to do, but are a bit scared of?

You are so tricksy!

I think skydiving would be kinda cool, but I'm pretty sure I will never do it.

HES wrote:And with that, I must molpy down. I'm going to be a busy hamply the next few wips...
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Ahhh! Cute overload!
Good luck with the test, HES!

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ChronosDragon wrote:Well, if it's anything like flying with real flappy wings, it's just a matter of solving a few simple differential equations in your head to get the flight path. And don't worry, we only engage enemy planes...though our definition of "enemy" is kind of dependent on how hungry we are.

"Real flappy wings" is the actual technical term, by the way.

Sounds like something a redneck would say. "Yep, them are some real flappy wings ya got there."

taixzo wrote:I have taken several lessons, and am on my way to getting a license; I can confirm that landings are scary, but takeoffs really aren't. You just put it to full throttle and pull back a bit when the needle tells you to.

As for dragons - they generally avoid my plane. Not sure whether they see it. Are dragons colorblind?

Wow, we have a bunch of pilots here!

ucim wrote:Push forward, the houses get bigger.
Pull back, the houses get smaller.
Keep pulling back, the houses get lots bigger!

I had no idea it was so simple. Here I thought you had to take a bunch of classes.

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Nice to see you, Kit. And with a steakish OTTercomic!

Great post, mrob. Love the OTTimeter. Looks like a handy device. I think I missed Aluisio's Space Ottity. That was awesomeful. Oh, that reminds me that I have a seaish post of his to respond to.

But I'm off to the pit again.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby SBN » Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:55 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
HES wrote:Are we being chased by a raptorcat or something? The pace has been third-commandment-ish!

You know what they say, you don't have to be more raptorcattish than the raptorcat, you just have to be more raptorcattish than the other OTTers it's chasing.

So, heads up OTTers, do not be around BlitzGirl when you're being attacked by a raptorcat. She'll just take off and leave you to be eaten. :)

The key is to get the raptorcat to make a pun, then she'll stop to punsaw it. Problem solved.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:07 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:So, heads up OTTers, do not be around BlitzGirl when you're being attacked by a raptorcat. She'll just take off and leave you to be eaten. :)

She's probably the one who let the thing loose in the first place. Can you imagine how she'd react if someone said goodbye through a pun?

lmjb1964 wrote:Good luck with the test, HES!

Thanks! Though it's plural. Seven. Steambottle.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:08 pm UTC

SBN wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:
HES wrote:Are we being chased by a raptorcat or something? The pace has been third-commandment-ish!

You know what they say, you don't have to be more raptorcattish than the raptorcat, you just have to be more raptorcattish than the other OTTers it's chasing.

So, heads up OTTers, do not be around BlitzGirl when you're being attacked by a raptorcat. She'll just take off and leave you to be eaten. :)

The key is to get the raptorcat to make a pun, then she'll stop to punsaw it. Problem solved.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby HES » Sun Jan 05, 2014 11:16 pm UTC

I hear it's a little chilly in parts of the US right now. Make sure you wear a beanie if you go out... (Let's be honest, who would want to go Outside anyway?)
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Postby mscha » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:30 am UTC

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ergman » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:31 am UTC

MmmmmMMM, what a hearty ketchup! Some nice Ottifications, and that star wars, gender-swapped crossover works way too well.
for anyone interested in what is sort of the opposite of waiting for it, there's a charity-for-cancer game-speedrunning marathon going on: http://www.twitch.tv/speeddemosarchivesda

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:51 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:I think skydiving would be kinda cool, but I'm pretty sure I will never do it.

That was the first thing I tackled in my Year of Doing Scary Things. I did it the easy way, where you're strapped to someone who is big and knows what he's doing. I recommend it!

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lmjb1964 wrote:Good luck with the test, HES!

Thanks! Though it's plural. Seven. Steambottle.

Last night I had two bad dreams. One was the classic: that I had exams, and I didn't even know I was supposed to have been attending classes. Cram, cram, cram. Stupid physics....
I blame you, HES.
Regardless, Good luck!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:58 am UTC

ggh wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:I think skydiving would be kinda cool, but I'm pretty sure I will never do it.
That was the first thing I tackled in my Year of Doing Scary Things. I did it the easy way, where you're strapped to someone who is big and knows what he's doing. I recommend it!
Jumping out of an airplane strapped to a baobab does not sound like a good idea.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby BlitzGirl » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:04 am UTC

Depends on how seaish the baobab is, I suppose.

HES wrote:I hear it's a little chilly in parts of the US right now. Make sure you wear a beanie if you go out... (Let's be honest, who would want to go Outside anyway?)

It was actually a beautiful day here in Seattle - usually when there's unmolpish weather afoot elsewhere in the U.S., things are wingish here.
I visited two different Outside parks, and will now duly sit in the comfy chair. Image So comfy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:08 am UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Depends on how seaish the baobab is, I suppose.
Jumping out of an airplane strapped to a baobab that can do whatever it wants to does not sound like a much better idea. :)

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Re: 1190: "Time to stop editing and actually post"

Postby HES » Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:13 am UTC

ggh wrote:Last night I had two bad dreams. One was the classic: that I had exams, and I didn't even know I was supposed to have been attending classes. Cram, cram, cram. Stupid physics....
I blame you, HES.
Regardless, Good luck!

Apologies, I hate those coma visions :( I tend to get them from at my parents', where I'm 300 miles from where I would need to be and couldn't possibly make it. Despite this inevitability, I was quite pleased to finish my "last ever" exams last yip (Lost 111 pages of ketchup to those). Alas, I'm on the kind of career path where I will have exams for all eternity. And I don't think I'll ever get the hang of revising early.

Thanks Jose for a pre-coma chuckle.

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