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Old 07-01-2019, 07:59 AM   #2041
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As long as the wind puts more torque on the prop than it does drag on the vehicle, it will accelerate, even if that's directly into the wind that's spinning the prop. No reason a prop can't rotate while facing into the wind. Think of those classic pond-pumping windmills in farming regions with vanes on the back to automatically keep their prop facing into the wind.

Blackbird isn't using its prop for thrust from accelerating air backwards; it's got a mechanical linkage between the prop shaft and the wheels. It's a windmill on wheels, rather than an airplane without wings, turning a wheel to move rather than turning a wheel to grind grain (or whatever other work you built the windmill to do).
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:20 PM   #2042
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Somebody pulled over a PC: Rattlesnake, uranium, whiskey found during traffic stop
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:25 AM   #2043
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Just saw that. Sounds like a lot of PCs I know ;)
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Old 07-12-2019, 11:05 AM   #2044
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I'm just wondering what (besides maybe the part of the whiskey already consumed) led this man to decide that he should transport his timber rattler, uranium powder, open bottle of whiskey, and unpermitted pistol in a stolen car with expired tags. That's even dumber than the folks who get caught driving hundreds of pounds of illegal drugs through places like Nebraska because they get pulled over for broken taillights.
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:51 PM   #2045
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One wonders how much of this was in the car when he stole it, other than the whisky.

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.. unpermitted pistol...
Why would he need a permit in Oklahoma to leave it in the glove box? Heck, after Nov. 1 Oklahoma becomes another Constitutional Carry State, and you wont need a permit to conceal carry.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:46 PM   #2046
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One wonders how much of this was in the car when he stole it, other than the whisky.



Why would he need a permit in Oklahoma to leave it in the glove box? Heck, after Nov. 1 Oklahoma becomes another Constitutional Carry State, and you wont need a permit to conceal carry.
The driver was charged with failure to have a security certificate, the article I read didn't say what he needed it for, but I'm guessing the uranium. The passenger was done for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:34 AM   #2047
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This will end well...

Could 2019 be the year humans open the first portal to a shadowy dimension which mirrors our own world?
Scientists in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee hope so, and have completed building equipment they are to test this summer which may allow us the first glimpse of a parallel universe which could be identical in many ways to our own, with mirror particles, mirror planets and possibly even mirror life.

That is according to Leah Broussard, the physicist behind the project, who described the attempt to reveal a hidden shadow world as “pretty wacky” in an interview with NBC last week.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...-a8987681.html
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Old 07-14-2019, 10:16 AM   #2048
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This will end well...

Could 2019 be the year humans open the first portal to a shadowy dimension which mirrors our own world?
Scientists in Oak Ridge National Laboratory in eastern Tennessee hope so, and have completed building equipment they are to test this summer which may allow us the first glimpse of a parallel universe which could be identical in many ways to our own, with mirror particles, mirror planets and possibly even mirror life.

That is according to Leah Broussard, the physicist behind the project, who described the attempt to reveal a hidden shadow world as “pretty wacky” in an interview with NBC last week.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/s...-a8987681.html
Everyone always assumes this isn't the shadowy mirror dimension...
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Old 07-16-2019, 05:08 AM   #2049
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Everyone always assumes this isn't the shadowy mirror dimension...
Contact with the Federation went worse for the Empire -- they get Mirror Spock inspired to rebel with the aid of alien tech. Probably didn't work out well for Mirror Kirk. Federation gets...yet another interesting report from Enterprise. Whether you're the Source or Reflection, breaking the mirror is bad.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:45 AM   #2050
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In the shadowy mirror dimension, they are the good guys, with their own TV shows featuring a shadowy mirror dimension.

(I always liked the way they redid the credit sequence for the mirror universe episode in Enterprise.)
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