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Postby PNGMK » Wed, 18 Dec 2013 2:32 pm

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JR8 wrote:This has me puzzled, and I wonder if anyone can shed any light on it.

Guys riding motorbikes, but their feet aren't on the feet-pegs/rests. Instead they're spread wide and low, and their feet and sandals appear to trail along maybe 1/4" above the road surface as they go past at maybe 20-30mph.

Isn't that dangerous? Why would some people do that?


They're insecure about their balance so they're bracing their feet in case they lose balance.


Poorly trained riders. "Lift it or lose it" is the mantra they need drilled into their heads. I saw a guy run over his right foot (and presumably destroy it) with a Triumph Rocket - that's a 325kg motorbike. He took off from the lights on a curve with his slippered foot dragging oh so cooly and as he accelerated his foot swung back, flicked under a peg then went under the wheel and he was pulled right off. Fortunately the very large bike kept going and didn't go down on top of him. "Idiot" is all I thought as I maneuvered around him.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:23 pm

JR8 wrote:This has me puzzled, and I wonder if anyone can shed any light on it.

Guys riding motorbikes, but their feet aren't on the feet-pegs/rests. Instead they're spread wide and low, and their feet and sandals appear to trail along maybe 1/4" above the road surface as they go past at maybe 20-30mph.

Isn't that dangerous? Why would some people do that?


I've seen the Singapore speed cops do exactly the same thing on a 750 Kawa. Amazing.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:34 pm

Getting weird visions of 'kampong CHIPS' going by in their sandals and feet down...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYKdayl7BHM
Tv Theme Chips (Top Quality)

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One for cat-loving engineers.

Postby JR8 » Sat, 21 Dec 2013 1:27 pm

I found the below pretty damned funny!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHXBL6bzAR4
An Engineer's Guide to Cats

http://lovemeow.com/2013/12/an-engineer ... he-sequel/
An Engineer’s Guide to Cats 2.0 – The Sequel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&v ... E7TM&gl=SG
Advanced Cat Yodeling

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1560FC7F392E4D0C
The guy’s Youtube Channel

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Misleading branding .... contd

Postby JR8 » Mon, 23 Dec 2013 3:29 pm

http://www.jeanperrycurtain.com.sg/contact.shtml

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Jean Perry
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The wife has just bought some bedding, branded as above.

The company is Malay/SGn and HQ'd in Tampines.

Ooh la la, more Pasir Ris than Paris!

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Postby JR8 » Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:52 pm

Just checking an updated version of the Periodic Table. Wow, how it's changed since I had to learn it as a school-boy.

And check it out, an element called Sg!! :-D

http://www.webelements.com/seaborgium/


p.s. Was, so how ah, Swisserland have own element, CH issit, or cannot ah? :-D

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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 30 Dec 2013 8:40 am

JR8 wrote:Just checking an updated version of the Periodic Table. Wow, how it's changed since I had to learn it as a school-boy.

And check it out, an element called Sg!! :-D

http://www.webelements.com/seaborgium/


p.s. Was, so how ah, Swisserland have own element, CH issit, or cannot ah? :-D


I digress a little but this reminded me of my younger years in Logistics. Worked for a start up company who named their products from the periodic table. We shipped our first samples to customers across the world and pretty much everything got held at customs. Then I realised that having descriptions like 'Helium' and 'Hydrogen' on the commercial invoices and packing lists probably wasn't helping :oops:

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Postby JR8 » Mon, 30 Dec 2013 9:15 am

Steve1960 wrote:pretty much everything got held at customs. Then I realised that having descriptions like 'Helium' and 'Hydrogen' on the commercial invoices and packing lists probably wasn't helping :oops:


Hahaha, no I expect not! :) The one and only time I had to name an entire 'product line' I decided to use the names of islands. It was for internal purposes, so no risk of sending off a package of 'Robin Island' to a customer in Pretoria :)
A by-product of that piece of work, as I scrabbled for scores and scores more additional names, was that I came to learn about many islands that I'd previously never heard of!
[An example would be the three Pelagie islands between Sicily and Tunisia, I'd never even heard of them! Subsequently one, Lampedusa, started figuring in the news, when African asylum seekers would try and land there and claim EU 'rights etc'.

p.s
@ Eagle. I was glancing out the window just now and again saw a guy go by 'feet down'. Don't think he was on anything bigger than a touring-style 250 (if that). Strange, I can't say I've seen people doing this anywhere else.

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:28 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUzlmWWdjEQ
UK's Scariest Debt Collector (Full Length)
[TV prog, 45-50mins]
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Not cool and not fun. I would not want this toxicity anywhere near my life.

I don't really go in for 'Pulp Fiction' (or fact), but this crossed my radar, and reminded me how just 200 miles can be polite society <brutal> Liverpool]

[And before anyone has a go, yes I have friends from Liverpool/Birkenhead. Salt of the earth types yes, but not quite the crazies featured... they really are something else, and I don't sense for a moment that they're hamming it up]

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Postby JR8 » Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:41 pm

Image

Egypt.
Dive boat
Back deck like that, it's a liveaboard, possibly M/Y Cyclone
Back-wash like that, the skipper is reversing/manoeuvring back up to a reef/mooring.
That's one of the Tiran reefs, Gordon, or the southern end of Woodhouse?

Nice pic, you can feel the adrenalin starting to pump.

- curious. Neither #2 or 3 are decked out like staff. ho hum... one in snorkelling fins, the other in Mares'Tri's'. Why they'de be dropping snorkellers into that/there is a mystery... hmmm

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Postby ecureilx » Wed, 01 Jan 2014 11:21 am

JR8 wrote:
- curious. Neither #2 or 3 are decked out like staff. ho hum... one in snorkelling fins, the other in Mares'Tri's'. Why they'de be dropping snorkellers into that/there is a mystery... hmmm



maybe 2 and 3 were just doing gear testing .. for photo?

simple answer. lol

Happy 2014

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 01 Jan 2014 12:57 pm

My giess is they are going to do some snorkling/free diving on the edge of the wall maybe looking to see if there are any pelagics in the area for a potential wall dive. This way they don't burn any bottom times.

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Postby JR8 » Wed, 01 Jan 2014 9:36 pm

ECU
2 and 3 were just doing gear testing .. for photo?
simple answer. lol
Happy 2014


Bit shabby for a modelling/photo. Yes they have almost matching Aqualung wetsuits (French, and favoured by the French). Everything else is mis-matched and pretty entry-level. I do like her pink snorkel though hehe..

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My giess is they are going to do some snorkling/free diving on the edge of the wall maybe looking to see if there are any pelagics in the area for a potential wall dive. This way they don't burn any bottom times.

Yep that possible, and as those atolls are mid a bloody huge tidal gulf, you do get pelagics out there quite often.


I was going to make a final suggestion; he or she is a DM/Instructor, and is going to teach the other how (first hand), or witness her, tying a mooring line at snorkelable depth. Nah... various observable facts don't really make that one stand up (matching gear, dinky fins, masks etc).

I reckon they went out on a seriously pretty big dive boat, but they've gone as snorkellers. The divers are already down, and the boat is now backing up to the wall so they can go for a snorkel on the same reef.

p.s. unusual to see a closed-sided/closed-rung dive ladder on a boat of that size. How on earth are people meant to get up that in fins!? Ah well, a mystery ...

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Postby Max Headroom » Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:52 pm

I doubt the boat would be doing any positioning with peeps down there eh.

By the by, don't you take off your fins whilst holding on to the ladder, pass them to someone up on deck and then make your way up the ladder barefoot?


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