Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
    Yeah.
    Laggy to load on my phone and computer.
     
  2. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Saw that too, when trying to load a page a little after 5pm.
     
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  3. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Ti anodizing, and mods Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    There's a thread on the lag/server issues in Tech Support:(
     
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  4. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
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    It's Friday! This is legitimately a lot of fun
     
  5. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    :confused: :D
     
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  6. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Do you stop when you can see through it?!
     
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  7. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Mark's surname has a very interesting etymology. A very nice score on that one, Nathan :D
     
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  8. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    This one isn't thin, it's actually pretty stout.
     
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  9. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    A rope 80 feet long is fixed on top of 2 poles which are each 50 feet high. If these poles are pulled apart till the rope sags to 10 feet off the ground, how far are these poles from each other? Don't cheat by looking it up!

    Clue: you won't need to know quadratic equations and things like Cosh and Sinh to work this one out!
     
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  10. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    This is a trick question not needing analysis of the catenary.
    It can only sag to half its length if the distance between poles is zero.
     
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  11. Brian77

    Brian77 Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 2014
    mark is amazing. He is killing us over here... Wow
     
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  12. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I should've disqualified you from participating because we hate on eggheads in here :p :D
     
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  13. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Sorry, I tried to resist and do have important work to finish today, but it's too tempting.
     
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  14. StoneAndSteel

    StoneAndSteel Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 24, 2019
    A little while back I asked for insight in Stowa watches and thought I’d share my score:

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    You can’t tell from the picture, but the hands are blued but only glint blue at the right angle and in the right light. It’s a very subtle charm. Like most people, I justify all my expensive purchases by immediately loving them, but I truly think this one is a long-term winner. I knew guys here would have impeccable tastes; surely there is an overlap between passion for amazing knives and pretty much every other aspect of life.
     
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  15. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Bingo. 80 foot rope; 40 foot sag; poles have to be on top of each other.
     
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  16. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    I don't know from watches, but that is one of the nicest ones to my eye I've seen
     
  17. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    Originally posted a response in the thread that ^ came from, but thought it made more sense to take it here.

    I saw your diagram and immediately thought of that scene with Charlie in It's Always Sunny. :D
     
  18. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    Ha!

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  19. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
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    These are a pain

    :D
     
  20. Richard338

    Richard338 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 3, 2005
    Outstanding!
    I'm curious to see what this becomes.
    Usually I associate keyholes with a metal bolster fitting a wooden handle...
     
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