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05-13-2015, 05:15 PM   #17101
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QuoteOriginally posted by magkelly Quote
and Q
Oh yeah! Q! The best episode ever was when Commander Sisko punched him! Q-"you punched me! Picard never punched me!" Sisko-"I'm not Picard!" Geekin out now!

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how much more manly does it get?
Lots of firearms, bacon and a bag full of m-80s?

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Rain and fog is what South Gippsland does best (well, apart from being the best dairy country in Australia). Parts has 100 inches of rain per year.

Well, about 98 fell on us last Saturday near there at Mt Worth in the Strzelecki Ranges.






We did have dinner that night at the Grand Ridge Brewery, where I removed the last half of a hitchhiking leech I'd picked up as we clambered along Moonlight Creek.


Oh, the beers. I did go with the Moonlight, which is like a 3 percent alcohol ice chocolate, and was tempted by the 11% Supershine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Rain and fog is what South Gippsland does best (well, apart from being the best dairy country in Australia). Parts has 100 inches of rain per year, until the pioneers made the forests into farms.
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Well, about 98 fell on us last Saturday near there at Mt Worth in the Strzelecki Ranges.
I'd pretend to be impressed, but I happen to reside in a place called 'Scotland'
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joel B Quote
Oh yeah! Q! The best episode ever was when Commander Sisko punched him! Q-"you punched me! Picard never punched me!" Sisko-"I'm not Picard!" Geekin out now!

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Lots of firearms, bacon and a bag full of m-80s?
I rather like the bit in Q-less where Guinan sticks a fork into him to see if he is indeed human. Q-Less is hands down my favorite Q episode though I like them all. He is just awesome JDL. The nicest person you could ever meet. He totally made my day one time. There was a Sci-Fi convention going on in the same place as a trade show I had to do for work. He was appearing. Over the day during the course of my work I just got totally loaded up with stuff that I had to lug back to the rental car. I tried to get a cart but there were none available so I'm basically hauling about 45 lbs of junk related to my job, the show, purchasers, other vendors and that.

I can't just leave part of it and take it in turns because my complete arse of and soon to be EX boss has gone off to have drinks with some guy who buys a ton of stuff off him all the time leaving me alone to clean up the whole mess myself. Mind you I'm 5 foot 3, and at the time I think I weighed maybe 115lbs myself so I'm basically toting a bit less than half my weight, trying to juggle two boxes stacked on top of each other and a big shopping bag filled with papers and what not, plus a large tote on one shoulder and to top it off I'm wearing a business suit with a skirt and effin 2 inch heels because my boss insisted I had to dress up for the show.

You get the idea, basically it was a miracle I could even walk. I managed to make it to the elevator to the parking garage but it was getting late and I was actually getting a bit worried about going down there like that with all that stuff because with carrying all of it I couldn't really defend my purse and myself. I'm finally in the elevator and I can't even hardly see who is in there with me. There's some really tall (He's 6 foot 4!) guy I'm really hoping isn't a creep but he's facing away from me, I'm short, I'm loaded down with stuff, and I can't see his face. No telling if he's a potential friend or foe. He hits the button for the parking garage and down we go. I take a deep breath and hope for the best.

Well, I got it. The minute the door opens he turns and looks my way and says "Oh my goodness! What an armful! May I help you with that?" and then more half my load just goes up and into the arms of Mr John de Lancie aka "Q" from STNG. FYI, that lovely man walked me to my car, insisted upon helping me load it all up, and made sure I got safely into my car and locked up before he left me. I was a pretty big "Q" fan before that. I've always liked him in whatever roles he plays. He's a really fun actor. But since that? I've just about adored him. He is the epitome of the word "gentleman" that guy, as sweet and down to earth a guy as they come. Not too many people in his position would have stopped to help like he did. Most of the celebrities I've seen around they'd have begrudged me the use of the same elevator....

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Like the earlier versions didn't?!
Yeah, touché.

But what really irks me the most is when I type a misspelled password, it takes 15 to 20 freaking seconds to tell you that you got it wrong!

Garbage.
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Don't look to me for help. I'm on a road trip remember.
Not much time for helping on the interwebby.
Yep, same here. Touring Normandy - almost within striking distance of our misspelling resident Frenchman:

QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
Yeah, touché.

But what really irks me the most is when I type a misspelled password, it takes 15 to 20 freaking seconds to tell you that you got it wrong!

Garbage.
Ah, but that's a security feature, I'm sure

Much better with my phone. It takes almost no time at all for it to "correct" my correctly spelt words into something competently different
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I'd pretend to be impressed, but I happen to reside in a place called 'Scotland'
Yep, you win. :-)

Billy Connelly explains that Scots are born blue skinned, and need hours of sun to turn white.
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Definitely no 3K's in my future after helping pay for wife's new ride.
Pretty! We have to make do with Teritories here!

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Here is a quick selection from my Great Ocean Road trip. (so far!)









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Paging Racer X 69!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yesterday I was driving up I88 from Binghamton, NY to Albany NY and came upon a state trooper escorted convoy. In the middle was the largest item I have ever seen in all my interstate driving. At the rear of the convoy was a massive steel item on a trailer. the trailer must have been close to 100 feet (30 meters) long. There was a semi connected to both the front and the rear of the trailer. So one pulling and one pushing.

What sort of system keeps both of those semi's moving in harmony. Is it an electrical system or two highly skilled drivers? Or maybe a combination of both? It certainly was an impressive setup. I have never seen anything like it before.
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Do I have to do everything around here??
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Paging Racer X 69!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes?

Who dares to wake me from my much needed slumber? After working 70 hours a week I really do need to sleep.

But hey, when one of my brothers or sisters from the Greatest Photography Forum Ever calls, well, I must respond.

QuoteOriginally posted by gaweidert Quote
Yesterday I was driving up I88 from Binghamton, NY to Albany NY and came upon a state trooper escorted convoy. In the middle was the largest item I have ever seen in all my interstate driving. At the rear of the convoy was a massive steel item on a trailer. the trailer must have been close to 100 feet (30 meters) long. There was a semi connected to both the front and the rear of the trailer. So one pulling and one pushing.
Ah yes, a Superload.

Each state or province manages oversize load movements individually. The rules are unique to each jurisdiction. In New York state all escort services must be licensed through the state. In some cases the drivers of the pilot cars must also possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

And when loads exceed certain dimensions they are also required to have police escorts. This is often required in other states and provinces, but not in every one.

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What sort of system keeps both of those semi's moving in harmony. Is it an electrical system or two highly skilled drivers? Or maybe a combination of both? It certainly was an impressive setup. I have never seen anything like it before.
It is the latter. The drivers stay in sync via two way radio, and keep the load moving by working together.

Here is a Superload I had to negotiate in Montana when I was still driving Big Trucks.



And one I encountered near St. Louis:



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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
Yep, same here. Touring Normandy - almost within striking distance of our misspelling resident Frenchman:



Ah, but that's a security feature, I'm sure

Much better with my phone. It takes almost no time at all for it to "correct" my correctly spelt words into something competently different


Some of those vandalistic changes are severely embarrassing, such as mis-spellings of a txt addressees name.

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Here is a quick selection from my Great Ocean Road trip. (so far!)









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Very nice.


Be careful with number 2 - it might be catching to your camera and lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Yes?

Who dares to wake me from my much needed slumber? After working 70 hours a week I really do need to sleep.

But hey, when one of my brothers or sisters from the Greatest Photography Forum Ever calls, well, I must respond.


Put your phone on airplane - then it does not wake you up, except for the alarm you set.
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~ Yes. ~
Merde!

(...as they tend to say around here.)
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Well, about 98 fell on us last Saturday near there at Mt Worth in the Strzelecki Ranges.






We did have dinner that night at the Grand Ridge Brewery, where I removed the last half of a hitchhiking leech I'd picked up as we clambered along Moonlight Creek.


Oh, the beers. I did go with the Moonlight, which is like a 3 percent alcohol ice chocolate, and was tempted by the 11% Supershine.
Leeches? Ok, at least I can steer around a fire ant pile.
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