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Old 02-25-2013, 11:12 AM   #313021
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Wannabe Europeans or big fans of the metric system
more like, every other place in the world except for the USA.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #313022
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It's probably better to keep you on the ground for the time being. Too many emotional highs and lows.
Wut? Go to sleep albee, your jokes aren't funny anymore.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:28 AM   #313023
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and not COD you goober
graphics look more realistic than COD.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:29 AM   #313024
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #313025
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Gym teacher. Or parent. Or BF of nymphomaniac. Or school bus driver. Or cop.

I dare you to become an Oakland cop. DARE!
Gym teacher isn't either from my experience.
Parents, yes, but not yet.
BF of nymphomaniac, hmm...
Cop, hmm, not bad. Little bit dull on a daily basis though, and I think they are much more set on longterm position.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #313026
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who the fvck measures things in celcius
Anyone outside the US and anyone inside the US who uses temperature for anything important.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:35 AM   #313027
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:40 AM   #313028
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I'm sure albee will love that one, but that just looks goofy and pointless to me. A wagon with so little space there is no point in making it a wagon...
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Same applies to getting on the freeway.

I think that job's not so bad since you get the harness and safety hook. Definitely safer than the climbing I've done as a kid.
Not sure if you guys are still talking about that video from last night but if you listen, they were saying they specifically do not use safety hooks and refer to the clauses in OSHA regulations that exempt these guys and allow them to free climb.

They have the safety hook that allows them to latch and take breaks during the climb but they are not attached while climbing because it is time consuming and tiring to continuously re-secure every few feet.
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Not sure if you guys are still talking about that video from last night but if you listen, they were saying they specifically do not use safety hooks and refer to the clauses in OSHA regulations that exempt these guys and allow them to free climb.

They have the safety hook that allows them to latch and take breaks during the climb but they are not attached while climbing because it is time consuming and tiring to continuously re-secure every few feet.
Yup.
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #313032
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well said
Thank you.

I figured the best way of getting rid of imperial measurements is to learn the metric system and being able to roughly convert by head to imperial units. My inspiration was some grumpy old machinist on youtube and he said something like "So you like the metric system? Well then how tall are you in meter?"
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Old 02-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #313033
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Yup.
So the point I was alluding to was that the hook doesn't really offer any additional security and they have the added encumbrance of having to lug the tool bag and gear up, the risk carrying it entails (swaying or getting snagged) and being magnified by the length of time your climbing as well as the height (winds, etc).

The above would lead me to disagree that it's safer than climbing you did as a kid with the justification that the safety hook provides them additional security. It allows them to rest their arms and nothing more.
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Thank you.

I figured the best way of getting rid of imperial measurements is to learn the metric system and being able to roughly convert by head to imperial units. My inspiration was some grumpy old machinist on youtube and he said something like "So you like the metric system? Well then how tall are you in meter?"
I know Celsius thanks to AMD. My first computer was a emachines (that I saved up and bought with my from working at a video store for $800). It wasn't long before I was trying to figure out how to overclock it so that I could M3 people in Counter Strike more effectively. Luckily the old Athlons were amazing overclockers and Celsius suddenly became very relevant to my interests.
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So the point I was alluding to was that the hook doesn't really offer any additional security and they have the added encumbrance of having to lug the tool bag and gear up, the risk carrying it entails (swaying or getting snagged) and being magnified by the length of time your climbing as well as the height (winds, etc).

The above would lead me to disagree that it's safer than climbing you did as a kid with the justification that the safety hook provides them additional security. It allows them to rest their arms and nothing more.
There is nothing stopping them from engaging their safety hook every few steps. It's not like they are FORCED to not use it.

Also, as you can see they aren't putting their weight on it ever, so they aren't even really using it to rest their arms, just take a break and make sure they are safe while doing so.
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There is nothing stopping them from engaging their safety hook every few steps. It's not like they are FORCED to not use it.

Also, as you can see they aren't putting their weight on it ever, so they aren't even really using it to rest their arms, just take a break and make sure they are safe while doing so.
I caught at least 2 time where he hooks the line and then leans back putting the weight completely on his legs and the hook (freaked me out).

They are able to hook every few steps but they don't do it. Regardless of having the capability to do so - time, money and effort make it impractical for them to do it.

Lets say as a kid, you rode a scooter without helmet. And I now ride a motorcycle without a helmet, at faster speeds and on the freeway. I own a helmet that I keep in my backpack but don't wear it. I'd still argue the latter is more dangerous.

A helmet that I don't wear is as safe as a helmet I don't own.
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Not sure if you guys are still talking about that video from last night but if you listen, they were saying they specifically do not use safety hooks and refer to the clauses in OSHA regulations that exempt these guys and allow them to free climb.

They have the safety hook that allows them to latch and take breaks during the climb but they are not attached while climbing because it is time consuming and tiring to continuously re-secure every few feet.
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