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Reddit at what moment in your life did you stop, chuckle, and think to yourself ‘I’m in danger’? by fahbsshakeit in AskReddit

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was learning to do paramotoring (powered paragliding) and just managed to take off. My leg straps weren’t adjusted properly so I couldn’t get into my seat and was dangling by my balls fifty feet above the ground. Anyway - to gain altitude you need to apply a healthy does of throttle - but every time I would give just a bit of throttle, the glider would pitch back and I would swing forward. This would put some pressure on my boys and also (since I was new to the whole flying thing) make me a bit disoriented.

Oh - did I mention that I was flying level towards some high power transmission lines?

Well - at that point my mind decided that I wasn’t going to add throttle and I didn’t want to fly into the power lines so I uhh took a very slow and leisurely left turn and ended up facing into a grove of trees and a pond. Finally forced my body to do another left turn at which point I just gave up, froze up, and let the ground come up at me.

Renting vs. driving my own vehicle on a long road trip (~3000 over 2.5 weeks) by sdn in cars

[–]sdn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s with my neighborhood Avis - they probably hate me for renting cars for road trips - I’ve put 1000 miles on a 3-day rental before.

Boots or shoes? by triggerfish1 in freeflight

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I saw a SIV course video where one of the students had the shoe eyelet catch on the lines during a maneuver. The student couldn’t untangle so had to deploy the reserve.

What was your worst / weirdest job? by BrokeandBougee in AskReddit

[–]sdn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Only lasted one day but my job was to watch pieces for a Maglite snake pop out of a machine.

I've read this half a dozen times and still have no idea what you're saying.

This is getting ridiculous. $75,000 sought for an east side lot adjacent to the railyards. In a neighborhood with hardcore poverty housing and few if any curbs. by Syllogism19 in sanantonio

[–]sdn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So instead of helping fight financial inequality (even just by being disgruntled about it), you’d rather say “fuck you, I don’t have mine and either should you?”

This is getting ridiculous. $75,000 sought for an east side lot adjacent to the railyards. In a neighborhood with hardcore poverty housing and few if any curbs. by Syllogism19 in sanantonio

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not sure what your argument is? Let’s say it’s 1980 and I make $3.10/hr (min wage). A shitty house on the east side costs $20k and I’m able to get a loan and pay it off in 20 years. 2018 rolls around and I’m now 70 years old and getting an $800/month SS check. The land under the house is valued at $200k so the property taxes are super high.

What is a person supposed to do in this situation? Sell the house and rent for the rest of their life?

This is getting ridiculous. $75,000 sought for an east side lot adjacent to the railyards. In a neighborhood with hardcore poverty housing and few if any curbs. by Syllogism19 in sanantonio

[–]sdn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You’ve never heard of land rich and cash poor?

Also, those houses cost $20,000 30 years ago so anyone could afford to buy them at those rates.

Do "No Haggle" dealerships still price match? by floww111 in askcarsales

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ah - for some reason when I looking at buying a mazda a few years back the dealer wanted a looot more for the red ones.

Do "No Haggle" dealerships still price match? by floww111 in askcarsales

[–]sdn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Is the car red? Since the cherry red Mazda color costs about $1000 more new.

Does anybody know when they’re going to update the math courses? by Lv22Magikarp in UTSA

[–]sdn 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So take calc 2 there... and 3, if you need it. The integrals they teach at UTSA aren’t worth 4x the integrals they teach at ACC... (which btw, is how much more you’re paying at UTSA for the privilege of 100 person classes taught by someone with 1hr of office time at 4am on Tuesday..)

Is an unfunded Master's Degree a grift? by Num1DeathEater in ECE

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you thought about applying for a paid PhD program, getting your masters along the way, then calling it quits?

Is an unfunded Master's Degree a grift? by Num1DeathEater in ECE

[–]sdn 6 points7 points  (0 children)

In my opinion it’s very problematic to be doing a masters degree that is not funded because what does it mean if it’s not? Well - it means that you’re not doing work that worth anything. I’m assuming that you’re already a seasoned professional pulling in close to six figures. For you to go from making that to making nothing means you’re not doing anything worth paying you money for.. At the very least you need to be working in a lab earning a stipend or be getting a tuition waiver. Schools typically only get 1/3rd of their money from tuition [citation needed] with the rest coming from the government or grants so they do have money for grad students :p

Have you tried working out deal with any of the professors at the schools you’re applying to? You’ll need to do a thesis (only MS track worth doing) so that means you’ll be working with a graduate advisor and working on a problem they assign. Likely it’ll be a problem they’re working on that’s funded by a grant so it means that a) it’s work worth doing and b) it’s work worth getting paid for. To me going to grad school seems a lot like applying for a job - it has to be a good match for you and for them.

Changed spark plugs - but probably under torqued by sdn in MechanicAdvice

[–]sdn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Update: I went back w/ a calibrated torque wrench over the spark plugs and... they were severely undertorqued. I needed another 1/4+ turn to get it to click at the prescribed torque (12.9ft-lbs)

What game do you regret buying the most? by ZeroOneFoxtrot in gaming

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II for the Playstation I.

I must've been 12 or 13 when I saw this game at a pawn shop. I saved up all my pennies and bought it for a whopping $35 (in like '97 money).

Such utter disappointment.

Changed spark plugs - but probably under torqued by sdn in MechanicAdvice

[–]sdn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Any suggestions on brands? The larger wrench that I have is a tekton which has ok reviews for the 1/2" drive, but has more bad reviews fro the 1/4" drive version.

Changed spark plugs - but probably under torqued by sdn in MechanicAdvice

[–]sdn[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hmmm - how would I know if they're under-torqued? Are there any indicators?

First React on Rails project by DNorthrup in rails

[–]sdn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The problem with react is that you a lose a lot of the magic of rails. There’s no more form builders and no more rails magic...

Anyone else see this in the sky? sorry for the potato quality (seen at 7:50pm by Potranco and 151) by ienderi in sanantonio

[–]sdn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Might be a Paramotor. I know that there are some guys that fly on the far west side.