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Jess Door wrote:
The new job is....meh. I'll be glad to be making (at least some) money again, and at least working in the industry, but it's not what I wanted. As it stands, I plan to at least give them 3-6 months before I start actively looking for something else.
We'll have to find a not too busy weekend where you can come over. I can cook some good food.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
But if you're looking for Cyborg, again he's a Leaguer.
This, to me, is partly what's wrong. Cyborg is a Titan. At least, he should be.
Thomas Seitz wrote:
Raven is with the younger "cooler" kids. I mean at least they have Young Justice type version of Aqua-lad.
Poor Raven, she got stuck on the team lead by the least impressive and most annoying Robin in the history of the character. Which, of course, is why I don't collect that book.
On the other hand, Detective has been entertaining. I'm still not thrilled it's become just another Bat-Team book, but the stories have been decent, with some interesting character development.
Except for the whole Spoiler-as-a-whiny-little-brat plot. That s~@*'s just annoying. It'd have been better if they just left the character dead.
It's kind of the same with Titans. It's been pretty annoying so far, especially with the way they keep screwing with Wally. This has been one of the less than impressive versions of rebooted characters in the current DC continuity. No Raven. No Cyborg. Lots of memory-holed character development. Very disappointing.
Speaking of "rebirth"......
For the new Nightwing series, it seems to be not so much a "rebirth" as a "reboot" of the original (and FAR superior) run started by Chuck Dixon and Scott McDaniel. Except with tons more lameness, inlcuding a bunch of E-list reformed "villains" and a far less impressive Blockbuster.
I've been hoping the series would improve, but it might just be time to say goodbye.
So....this Dark Days Metal stuff from DC. I didn't ask for it, but the comic book store stuck it in my pull list. Normally when they do this, I just put whatever they're trying to sell me in a random location on the shelves.
First off, they've got some talent working on it, especially from the art standpoint. So that's cool.
Second off - oh joy, Batman is once again the center of the DC universe. As much as I love the character, that s++$ is getting ridiculous.
Third, I seriously hope they aren't going to keep harping on that crap about the Joker being some immortal. Beacuse that s~!! is just plain idiotic.
And it seems that, from Joker's ravings, traces of Nth metal (or some other kind of "special" metal might be responsible for meta-abilities. Interesting take on things.
Anyway, I hope it all leads to at least some kind of resolution to the whole Rebirth story.
The SRT Demon is a more powerful wide body version of the Dodge Challenger, and also the most extreme. To hype up the Demon, Dodge had been releasing videos about its performance, power, aerodynamics, etc. It later debuted during the 2017 New York Auto Show in April.
The Demon uses an all-new 6.2-liter V8 engine equipped with a 2.7-liter supercharger, which puts out 808 hp (603 kW; 819 PS) with 91 octane gasoline and 840 hp (626 kW; 852 PS) with 100 octane fuel or higher (both outputs are with the red key). Torque stands at 770 lb·ft (1,044 N·m) on 100 octane fuel. The car weighs 98 kg (215 lb) less than the Hellcat, the total being 1,930 kg (4,254 lb). The car will be using a set of road tires by Nitto Tire, called the NT05R. The tires are the 315/40R18 variations at both front and rear. The tires are targeted for the drag strip, but have enough footprint to make it legal for the road. This tire, although an NT05R consumer tire, is a variation built specifically to withstand the power output of the Demon. This makes the Challenger SRT Demon the first production car to contain a set of drag radial road tires. The SRT Demon contains a system that is used specifically for drag racing called transbrake, which is a mechanism that puts the transmission in 1st gear and the reverse gear simultaneously, holding the Demon stationary. This is used along with the car's torque converter to build up hydraulic pressure before launch. This makes the Challenger SRT Demon the first ever production car to contain a trans brake.
The power-to-weight ratio of the SRT Demon is 418 hp (312 kW; 424 PS) per ton on 91 octane gasoline and 435 hp (324 kW; 441 PS) per ton on 100 octane or higher.
It reaches 0–30 mph (0–48 km/h) in 1.0 second, 0–60 mph (0–97 km/h) in 2.3 seconds (2.0s with a rollout), 0–100 mph (0–161 km/h) in 5.1 seconds, and the quarter mile (400 m) in only 9.65 seconds at 140.09 mph (225.45 km/h). This makes the Demon the fastest non-electric production car to reach 0-60 mph (0–100 km/h) and to complete a straight-line quarter mile at its time of announcement. The SRT Demon is also capable of accelerating at 1.8 G's of force at launch, making this the hardest launching production car ever. The Demon can also push the boost to 14.5 psi and redline up to 6500 rpm. With this extreme power, and hard accelerating, the SRT Demon is the first production car to ever perform a wheelie.
So, yesterday I decided to start clearing out old files. Since they needed to be destroyed in some way, and my own small shredder was probably not up to the task, I called a place to see about getting it done. This place wanted to charge me $100 to come to my house and destroy two printer paper boxes worth of files.
After that, I went over to Lowe's and bought a small, back-yard fire pit for $49. It may take a little longer to whittle down the collection of paper, but it'll be worth it to never have to spend money on a shredder again.
Oreo is a cookie consisting of two chocolate wafers with a sweet creme filling in between, and (as of 1974) are marketed as "Chocolate Sandwich Cookies" on the package. The version currently sold in the United States is made by the Nabisco division of Mondelēz International. Oreo has become the best-selling cookie in the United States since its introduction in 1912.
The origin of the name Oreo is unknown, but there are many hypotheses, including derivations from the French word 'Or', meaning gold (as early packaging was gold), or the Greek word 'Oreo', meaning beautiful, nice or well done. Others believe that the cookie was named Oreo because it was short and easy to pronounce.
The "Oreo Biscuit" was first developed and produced by the National Biscuit Company (today known as Nabisco) in 1912 at its Chelsea, Manhattan factory in the current-day Chelsea Market complex, located on Ninth Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets. Today, this same block of Ninth Avenue is known as "Oreo Way." The name Oreo was first trademarked on March 14, 1912. It was launched as an imitation of the Hydrox cookie manufactured by Sunshine company, introduced in 1908.
The original design of the cookie featured a wreath around the edge of the cookie and the name "OREO" in the center. In the United States, they were sold for 25 cents a pound (453 g) in novelty cans with clear glass tops. The first Oreo was sold on March 6, 1912, to a grocer in Hoboken, New Jersey.
The Oreo Biscuit was renamed in 1921, to "Oreo Sandwich." A new design for the cookie was introduced in 1924. A lemon-filled variety was available briefly during the 1920s, but was discontinued. In 1948, the Oreo Sandwich was renamed the "Oreo Creme' Sandwich"; it was changed in 1974 to the Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookie. The modern-day Oreo design was developed in 1952 by William A. Turnier, to include the Nabisco logo.
The modern Oreo cookie filling was developed by Nabisco's principal food scientist, Sam Porcello. Porcello held five patents directly related to his work on the Oreo. He also created a line of Oreo cookies covered in dark chocolate and white chocolate. Porcello retired from Nabisco in 1993. In the early 1990s, health concerns prompted Nabisco to replace the lard in the filling with partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Oreo cookies are popular with certain dietary restrictions, like vegans, because the cream inside the cookie is not made from any animal products, however, there is a risk of cross-contamination from other dairy-containing products made in the same production areas.
A treadmill is a device generally for walking or running or climbing while staying in the same place. Treadmills were introduced before the development of powered machines, to harness the power of animals or humans to do work, often a type of mill that was operated by a person or animal treading steps of a treadwheel to grind grain. In later times, treadmills were used as punishment devices for people sentenced to hard labour in prisons. The terms treadmill and treadwheel were used interchangeably for the power and punishment mechanisms.
More recently, treadmills are not used to harness power, but as exercise machines for running or walking in one place. Rather than the user powering the mill, the machine provides a moving platform with a wide conveyor belt driven by an electric motor or a flywheel. The belt moves to the rear, requiring the user to walk or run at a speed matching that of the belt. The rate at which the belt moves is the rate of walking or running. Thus, the speed of running may be controlled and measured. The more expensive, heavy-duty versions are motor-driven (usually by an electric motor). The simpler, lighter, and less expensive versions passively resist the motion, moving only when walkers push the belt with their feet. The latter are known as manual treadmills.
According to Sports & Fitness Industry Association, treadmills continue to be the largest selling exercise equipment category by a large margin. As a result, the treadmill industry counts with hundreds of manufacturers throughout the World.
Rubik's Cube is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik. Originally called the Magic Cube, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980 via businessman Tibor Laczi and Seven Towns founder Tom Kremer, and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. As of January 2009, 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy.
On a classic Rubik's Cube, each of the six faces is covered by nine stickers, each of one of six solid colours: white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow. In currently sold models, white is opposite yellow, blue is opposite green, and orange is opposite red, and the red, white and blue are arranged in that order in a clockwise arrangement. On early cubes, the position of the colours varied from cube to cube. An internal pivot mechanism enables each face to turn independently, thus mixing up the colours. For the puzzle to be solved, each face must be returned to have only one colour. Similar puzzles have now been produced with various numbers of sides, dimensions, and stickers, not all of them by Rubik.
Although the Rubik's Cube reached its height of mainstream popularity in the 1980s, it is still widely known and used. Many speedcubers continue to practice it and other twisty puzzles and compete for the fastest times in various categories. Since 2003, The World Cube Association, the Rubik's Cube's international governing body, has organised competitions worldwide and kept the official world records.
Freehold DM wrote:
Indeed, that would be interesting. However, I shall disagree with the esteemed young Mr. Freehold regarding the alpha-numeric listing of Kraven.
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