Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    my self censoring mechanism is currently being strained to the point of fracture atm
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^but we all appreciate your effort. :D
     
  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Please send it to Nathan so that he can test for tensile strength, ductility and hardness :D
     
  4. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005
    ...I have a song stuck in my head.
     
  5. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    I'm glad
     
  6. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005

    ...know what song it is?
     
  7. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    ?
     
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  8. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
     
  9. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 17, 2014
    Yep.

    It's odd that many adults seem to stop asking (themselves?) every child's favorite question; "Why...?"
     
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  10. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
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  11. Matthew Gregory

    Matthew Gregory Chief Executive in charge of Entertainment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 12, 2005

    Ask Nathan
     
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  12. twyych@gmail.com

    [email protected] Basic Member Basic Member

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    Sep 20, 2008
    I keep thinking my internet is having issues. I try for half an hour to browse through the forums, then realize you going to another site that it's just bladeforums. The funny part is I keep forgetting that it's not my internet and looking for a hardware/provider problem. I'm both excited and terrified for the DEK1 release because of this.
     
  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    There's a thread for that :)
     
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  14. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    There is a mathimatical formula that can be used to determine how much of something, that is a known distance from you, should be hidden to the observer due to being below the curvature of the earth, or the horizon.

    Certainly interesting.
     
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  15. Lorien

    Lorien Moderator Moderator

    Dec 5, 2005
    please please please stop
    seriously
     
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  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    You are aware that you can see light that is bent around the horizon right? It's the same way that the light in fiber optics cable can be transmitted across great distances around bends. You do believe in fiberoptics, right?

    People figured this out a long time ago. The correct way to conduct this experiment is to put the objects up on poles above the water to get up off the of the layer of air on the surface. If you put the objects up on poles and view them from a distance you will see the most distant object much lower/closer to the horizon. Put it on a 30' pole and the one at the back will look like its right down on the ground. This is done by eliminating variables that can fool your perception. Raise them up off the ground so you're not getting a distorting layer of boundary air.

    You are being fooled by a common optical illusion (that people figured out a LONG time ago) and I think the worst part about it is the people fooling you know it's bullshit. It's awful what they do, messing with peoples heads like that.

    Listen to me man. These internet conspiracy theories aren't good for anybody. This happened to my buddy Shane. People prey on the gullible. I think it gives them a feeling of power that they "know" something you don't and get people worked up. Folks get where they can't tell what is real. Please don't go down that rabbit hole. That way madness lay.
     
  17. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    I know what I'm talking about. I'll drop it. No need to worry about me.
     
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  18. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    You're right, it was still being discussed. And it is interesting. But I think the internet conspiracy theories are, overall, not a good thing and I would like to discourage it here.
     
  19. David Lennon

    David Lennon Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 26, 2017
    Apologies for any offence.
     
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  20. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Come on man nobody here is stupid. This is why this kind of topic of discussion doesn't work cuz it devolves into this.
     
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