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      02-06-2009, 05:36 PM   #23
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Why don't jet engines have grills? The whole Hudson thing could've been avoided, no?
Jet engines are designed to eat birds. They even shoot chickens into running engines as part of the qualification tests. You can watch it here:
and read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Chicken_Gun.
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Jet engines are designed to eat birds. They even shoot chickens into running engines as part of the qualification tests. You can watch it here:
and read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Chicken_Gun.
what school do I need to go to for that job??

"So what does your husband do?"
"He shoots chickens at airplane windows...."
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that was pretty sweet. what about ducks?
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Jet engines are designed to eat birds. They even shoot chickens into running engines as part of the qualification tests. You can watch it here:
and read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Chicken_Gun.
mmm, yeah. I think I'm going to avoid that youtube link
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I have a couple friends who do end-user testing on jet engines. One of them has a bachelors in Aerospace Engineering, the other has a masters. They have sufficient training to be rocket scientists
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      02-09-2009, 12:43 PM   #28
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I have a couple friends who do end-user testing on jet engines.
Do they get to use the chicken gun?
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      02-10-2009, 09:53 AM   #29
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what school do I need to go to for that job??

"So what does your husband do?"
"He shoots chickens at airplane windows...."
lol, that would be hilarious.

I would like a picture of Springfield!!
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Rachel, dumb question but who is that in your avatar? Very elegant pic!
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NOW FOR MY WEDNESDAY MORNING WINDOW RANT
So, being my first snow with the 1er this morning i couldnt get my doors to close cause my windows wouldnt go up or down. and i couldnt go across our security bridge at work because of this either! what the hell do you do to fix this frustrating simple problem?
I had the same thing happen a couple of weeks ago on one of those really cold days. I thought it was a vert-only problem. I had to drive a few miles with a lot of road noise (and fear for the stresses on my window) before it warmed up enough to do the 1/2-inch retraction and close.

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Jet engines are designed to eat birds. They even shoot chickens into running engines as part of the qualification tests. You can watch it here:
and read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_Chicken_Gun.
Do none of you watch Mythbusters? The Chicken Gun episode is one of their best ever!

I just got back from my vacation. I was on a cruise last week and got to swim with dolphins in Cozumel. And then I saw a (clean) black 1er in Kissimmee FL.

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Deviils Castle, Alta, UT last week

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Rachel, dumb question but who is that in your avatar? Very elegant pic!
That would be Audrey Hepburn. That particular pic is from Breakfast at Tiffany's. Thank you so much! She was def an elegant figure.

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It was a good trip but we were skunked for fresh snow.

While we're on the topic of random stuff, how about some silly pet pics...

The laziest dog
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There has, however, been almost three feet of new snow in the Wasatch since leaving last Friday. I want a redo on my vacation.
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It was a good trip but we were skunked for fresh snow.

While we're on the topic of random stuff, how about some silly pet pics...

The laziest dog
Here's my lazy guy Ollie, just plops down wherever he feels like it....spoiled to the max!!!
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      02-14-2009, 05:17 PM   #37
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Well, here's the link to my snowboarding adventure. The video is pretty embarrassing, lol, it's me and a bunch of arm-flailing!
Me Snowboarding!!
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looks like fun!! Ill have to dig up some awesome pictures of my vaca in springfield!
Cute dogs by the way!!!
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Well, here's the link to my snowboarding adventure. The video is pretty embarrassing, lol, it's me and a bunch of arm-flailing!
Me Snowboarding!!
Will you do it again? Even on our packed power?
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looks like fun!! Ill have to dig up some awesome pictures of my vaca in springfield!
Cute dogs by the way!!!
Yeah! Let's see scenic Springfield!

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Will you do it again? Even on our packed power?
lol, I would definitely need more instruction, I only learned how to face downhill! I need someone VERY patient, I really don't have any natural snowboarding ability. It was definitely amusing, I'd probably give it another go.
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Breckenridge from the middle of Duke's Run on Peak 8 or Lehman on Peak 9, unfortunately was taken during the cumulative 10 overcast minutes of the day (and with a blackberry, so not great resolution).



Good times, but I'm certainly sore now! Guess that's what I get for taking a skiing hiatus for 2 years (3 days this year so far, 5 last year, 31 in 2007!)
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I suck on a snowboard and haven't been on mine in a little over a year. I nearly took it to Stratton last Sunday, but decided that it would be way too painful.
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I suck on a snowboard and haven't been on mine in a little over a year. I nearly took it to Stratton last Sunday, but decided that it would be way too painful.
You should do it! Make me feel better! lol

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Picked the car up from the dealer today, getting some warranty noise work done (speaker noises, sunroof shade rattle).... and got pulled over on the way home! Asked for my license and registration, and then informed me I needed a front plate. Gave him a pitiful look, saying I didn't have holes in my front bumper. Then he commented on what a nice looking car I had How spacious it looked and asked if it was brand new. I willingly showed him my "Year 1 of the 1" Handed back my license and registration and off I went.
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