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  • osirisothedead 1858 2014-11-20 18:40:30.0 login to vote score 2
    strayling: They are lovely when brought up right. I've heard them called the kings of guide dogs and I believe it.

    I just wish people wouldn't chop bits off them and use their willingness to please their human pack leader to turn them into weapons.


    I was terrified of them for a long time. My grandma's next door neighbor had an Alsatian and a rottie. They were both "raised" to be guard dogs. My rottie, though, is an obedient pile of mushy love. When I walk him he always walks on a slack leash. Never pulls. Always stops at curbs automatically and sits. Jerk cyclists who give no warning still make him jump a bit but not enough to pull or bolt.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-20 18:50:22.0 login to vote score 1
    Off to make a pastrami sammich.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-20 19:06:21.0 login to vote score 1
    If your brain thinks it's in charge, smack it with something heavy.

    Seriously, I haven't been eating enough protein and as it turns out, my body is startlingly specific about what it wants (chunks o meat) and when it wants them (NOW).

    Body can be halfway to the refrigerator before brain goes "why am I thinking about pastrami?"
    quinblake 1476 2014-11-20 19:06:39.0 login to vote score 2
    So one day before we head zouth my windows laptop gets all weird. Stuck in "your computer was unable to restart startup repair is checking for system problems..."

    With fucking ellipses! That pisses me off more than anything at this point.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-20 19:29:11.0 login to vote score 1
    4/5ths of sammich, two glasses of milk and three Girl Scout cookies later, time for bed.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-20 19:32:03.0 login to vote score 4
    mimir 6886 2014-11-20 19:43:51.0 login to vote score 1
    farkmeblind:

    *snort*

    Ask me how well that works out long term.
    not exactly 11873 2014-11-20 19:57:23.0 login to vote score 2
    farkmeblind:

    I don't know what sort of sexual move "dishes" is but it sounds rapey.
    halfof33 12140 2014-11-20 19:57:46.0 login to vote score -2
    farkmeblind: 4/5ths of sammich, two glasses of milk and three Girl Scout cookies later, time for bed.

    Thanks for the info.
    karkfumm 1294 2014-11-20 20:08:53.0 login to vote score 9
    quinblake 1476 2014-11-20 20:14:43.0 login to vote score 2
    Dammit work laptop is dead. The day before holidays FFS.
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 20:22:19.0 login to vote score 0
    burntman: I can look like a housekeeper. Your mom likes africans?

    The topic doesn't come up much? The last time was when I questioned the "wisdom" that Asians never age. Eventually, I said that black people seem to age better than average, but if I was black, I would probably be better at guessing their age. Then, she told me that American blacks look young, but Africans look 50 at 30, perhaps because they have hard lives, perhaps because good lotion is hard to get there.

    If you have a beard, my mom will be afraid of you.

    Also, this would make you a motherfucker.
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 20:31:29.0 login to vote score 0
    mimir: *snort*

    Ask me how well that works out long term.


    Here's the problem with people -- not just "women" or... whatever. If you produce a consistent, honest, fair "product" as your personality, it is easy to game that effort. Countries do this with GIs inclination to serve others. Students do this with "fairness" in teachers. Women do this with boyfriends. Men do this with women. It's easier to manipulate the game than reprogram a fair player.

    If you're a capricious asshole, you're harder to predict. Less prone to manipulation. Less "worthy" of trust, too. So, you have a choice: fucked over or forever alone.

    I say whenever someone suggests they're sexually available to you, stab them in the face. Because you don't need that shit.
    mimir 6886 2014-11-20 20:40:08.0 login to vote score 6
    karkfumm:

    -1. Was expecting dickbutt.

    Am disappoint.
    karkfumm 1294 2014-11-20 20:50:44.0 login to vote score 1
    mimir: -1. Was expecting dickbutt.

    Am disappoint.


    There are a couple of dickbutt gifs I'd like to make, but I haven't had time (or the skills) to do them properly...
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 20:53:39.0 login to vote score 1
    karkfumm: There are a couple of dickbutt gifs I'd like to make, but I haven't had time (or the skills) to do them properly...

    You mean... you have neither dick nor butt?
    tumunga 12492 2014-11-20 21:03:19.0 login to vote score 1
    I know you all don't like me, but there's a good video clip in the kew that didn't pass muster, so I re-upped it again.
    cannonhawk 849 2014-11-20 21:33:32.0 login to vote score 3


    I had no clue this was even a thing.
    sabine 745 2014-11-20 21:45:45.0 login to vote score 0
    strayling: that tamagochi rottweiler is a needy pain in the ass.

    Unless they've reworked things, feel free to completely ignore him. He'll poo on the outside of various safehouses, but he's pretty much useless after the mission you use him in to sniff out the guy in the railroad car.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-20 21:49:20.0 login to vote score 3
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-20 21:51:41.0 login to vote score 1
    tumunga: I know you all don't like me, but there's a good video clip in the kew that didn't pass muster, so I re-upped it again.

    That was pretty damn good. thanks for sharing.
    texas raider 728 2014-11-20 22:40:12.0 login to vote score 0
    farkmeblind: That location's easy.


    The pointy mountains look all Alp-y to me, but the valleys are too V shaped. Karakuls maybe?


    It is the Alps, the French part apparently.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-20 22:57:14.0 login to vote score 0
    The people I have on ignore I took off. Their headers are still matching the background because they are on double secret probation.
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 23:09:16.0 login to vote score 0
    tumunga: I know you all don't like me, but there's a good video clip in the kew that didn't pass muster, so I re-upped it again.

    Are you starting to feel like the boy who cried wolf?

    If you want people to share with you, you have to be nice and pander to them. There's a lot of joy in being a dick-ass griefer, but... no one cares about your birthday or pics of your freshly dead dog. If you were 70-something, you'd know that.

    I was nice of you to share, but think about who you want to be.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-20 23:12:24.0 login to vote score 2
    churly brown: Are you starting to feel like the boy who cried wolf?

    If you want people to share with you, you have to be nice and pander to them. There's a lot of joy in being a dick-ass griefer, but... no one cares about your birthday or pics of your freshly dead dog. If you were 70-something, you'd know that.

    I was nice of you to share, but think about who you want to be.


    I actually think he's trying. We will see.
    texas raider 728 2014-11-20 23:12:30.0 login to vote score 3
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-20 23:13:59.0 login to vote score 1
    And I don't think panderis is needed. Just

    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-20 23:14:52.0 login to vote score 2
    pandering..jeez.
    Not used to be on my computer. No auto correct or word prediction.
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 23:16:16.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: I actually think he's trying. We will see.

    I have no idea who it is... but at the same time, I come here for my own shitty reasons. I was prepped to hate the movie, but since a big chunk of it was me and iggins, plus a few murders, I couldn't hate.

    Iggins might get to stick his foot up my ass one day, but... only at his own peril.

    WHO'S THE DUMBASS NOW???
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-20 23:20:31.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: And I don't think panderis is needed. Just

    Maybe... pander bears!
    I dunno... I'm really only charming if I want something from people. (Which is basically my opinion of charm.) If I like you, I'm blunt and dull... but I'm loyal!

    On the internet, it's too hard to know what you're dealing with. If you try to be funny, it will go wrong. The butthurt will flow. I just accept that all you fuckers are overweight, slightly disabled, and have minimal social contact. That is, I treat you like my family members.

    I'm "nice" to my bosses. But I would kill them for the right payout. Like Bronn and Tyrion, they pay me more... for now.
    cannonhawk 849 2014-11-20 23:36:07.0 login to vote score 3
    Holy shit super smash bros works right out of the box. SUCK ON IT SONY AND M$. BIGN4LYFE
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 00:21:40.0 login to vote score 1
    Vote up the "born in space" queue entry! It's very good! (not my sub, either)
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 00:22:57.0 login to vote score 1
    churly brown: I have no idea who it is... but at the same time, I come here for my own shitty reasons. I was prepped to hate the movie, but since a big chunk of it was me and iggins, plus a few murders, I couldn't hate.

    Iggins might get to stick his foot up my ass one day, but... only at his own peril.

    WHO'S THE DUMBASS NOW???


    you're the one who works in east pigfuck
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 00:39:45.0 login to vote score 2
    New sitcom on ABC!
    In Comes Ahab!
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 00:42:37.0 login to vote score 3
    spongegirl circleskirt: New sitcom on ABC!
    In Comes Ahab!
    [image removed]


    SPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLONDE AND THUNDER
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 00:42:46.0 login to vote score 1
    Nice typo
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 00:43:19.0 login to vote score 3
    And now I just realized the genius of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 00:44:21.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: SPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLONDE AND THUNDER

    I'm so glad you read books. :)
    I need to go back and read some classics.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 00:46:19.0 login to vote score 2
    churly brown:
    I just accept that all you fuckers are overweight, slightly disabled, and have minimal social contact. That is, I treat you like my family members.



    Ha! That's my life.
    burntman 1528 2014-11-21 00:54:02.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: SPLIT YOUR LUNGS WITH BLONDE AND THUNDER

    Yeah, I think you will find that's not actually in the book. Also, Mastodon sucks.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 02:01:36.0 login to vote score 3
    Sojin has many talents


    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 02:02:25.0 login to vote score 2
    burntman: Yeah, I think you will find that's not actually in the book. Also, Mastodon sucks.

    MASTODON DOES NOT SUCK UNLIKE YOUR WHORE MOTHER



    GOOD DAY SIR


    YOU SON OF A BITCH
    churly brown 12899 2014-11-21 02:26:51.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins: you're the one who works in east pigfuck

    Maybe not for long, lil' buddy.
    I'm working on stuffs.
    That's what I do when I shut the fuck up around here.

    Oh, yeah... lunch hot-tai say... oh, I never told her about you. She's going to London next month. Without me! So sad!
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 03:42:09.0 login to vote score 5
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 04:19:43.0 login to vote score 7
    mimir 6886 2014-11-21 04:25:46.0 login to vote score 3
    cannonhawk: I had no clue this was even a thing.

    Now that I know it is a thing...

    I MUST FIND IT.
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 05:45:23.0 login to vote score 2
    fatsean 3838 2014-11-21 06:02:36.0 login to vote score 0
    Happy Smash Day. Store opens at 10!
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 06:33:03.0 login to vote score 3
    random bacon 12498 2014-11-21 07:00:19.0 login to vote score 2
    The "congrats on wasting your life here for X years" emails have arrived for the month, the most creative job title change goes to: Catalog Production Specialist II.

    Last month that was just "Marketing".

    And we've also apparently gone from having a CEO to a Chairman of the Board.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 07:03:46.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: The "congrats on wasting your life here for X years" emails have arrived for the month, the most creative job title change goes to: Catalog Production Specialist II.

    Last month that was just "Marketing".

    And we've also apparently gone from having a CEO to a Chairman of the Board.


    FRANK SINATRA WORKS AT YOUR COMPANY!!??!!

    How awesome!!!
    random bacon 12498 2014-11-21 07:12:38.0 login to vote score 2
    tabernash: FRANK SINATRA WORKS AT YOUR COMPANY!!??!!

    How awesome!!!


    We have no one even close to that cool here.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 07:15:46.0 login to vote score 1
    random bacon: We have no one even close to that cool here.

    Are you hiring?

    I could show up with a rocks glass full of Scotch and sing a few songs for a price...


    ;-)
    random bacon 12498 2014-11-21 07:16:41.0 login to vote score 1
    tabernash: Are you hiring?
    I could show up with a rocks glass full of Scotch and sing a few songs for a price...
    ;-)


    You want to get paid? They don't do that here.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 07:17:14.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: You want to get paid? They don't do that here.

    LOL!
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 07:18:00.0 login to vote score 2
    I just turned on the radio, and what do I hear? "crabulon, crabulon, crabulon, crabulon"...
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-11-21 07:26:16.0 login to vote score 2
    random bacon: The "congrats on wasting your life here for X years" emails have arrived for the month, the most creative job title change goes to: Catalog Production Specialist II.

    Last month that was just "Marketing".

    And we've also apparently gone from having a CEO to a Chairman of the Board.


    Does he get a special hat?

    It's no good unless he gets to wear a special hat.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 07:27:48.0 login to vote score 2
    Quitting time can't come soon enough.

    It's finally Yace Sitting Yiday.

    /blast from the past for mimir


    ;-)
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 07:30:16.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: we've also apparently gone from having a CEO to a Chairman of the Board.

    Give him just a little more time (and his pay will surely grow) :)
    fallen from grace 5187 2014-11-21 07:32:25.0 login to vote score 8
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 07:36:01.0 login to vote score 3
    just...ummm...yeah



    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 07:39:30.0 login to vote score 6
    iggins: just...ummm...yeah


    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 07:42:00.0 login to vote score 2
    Hey LT.

    Since it is your day off you should get a Mango drink, eat a cookie and put on a movie about 2-ish.

    Enjoy your day off!
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-11-21 07:49:48.0 login to vote score 2
    So who lays out all the czar/philbait everyday just to bitch about them later?
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 07:56:39.0 login to vote score 6
    one the candidates for dumbass of the year


    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 08:08:50.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: one the candidates for dumbass of the year

    Oh, what dumbfucks!
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 08:34:56.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-11-21 08:49:16.0 login to vote score 0
    cannonhawk: I had no clue this was even a thing.

    AKUUUUUuuuuuuuuu. You bastard!
    random bacon 12498 2014-11-21 09:03:33.0 login to vote score 0
    sockpuppet: So who lays out all the czar/philbait everyday just to bitch about them later?

    Your choices are numerous....
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-11-21 09:10:15.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: Your choices are numerous....

    Just wondering.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 09:25:15.0 login to vote score 0
    cardinal puff 887 2014-11-21 09:37:07.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: Wang

    Doodle
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 09:38:21.0 login to vote score 1
    The mind is willing. The body? Not so much.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 09:39:14.0 login to vote score 2
    cardinal puff: Doodle

    Heat seeking moisture missile.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 09:44:27.0 login to vote score 1
    texas raider: It is the Alps, the French part apparently.

    Damn, I need to stop second-guessing myself.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 09:49:41.0 login to vote score 6
    lol sporky is butt hurt



    lolololololol


    he downvotes all out shit as spam then flips his shit when we finally do it to him




    lololololol


    TEE HEE
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 09:49:54.0 login to vote score 1
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-11-21 10:06:17.0 login to vote score 2
    mimir: Now that I know it is a thing...

    I MUST FIND IT.


    It's called Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!

    You're welcome.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 10:14:03.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome: It's called Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!

    You're welcome.


    Awww yiss
    mimir 6886 2014-11-21 10:32:28.0 login to vote score 1
    roddikinsathome: It's called Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War!

    You're welcome.


    Gracias senor.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 10:46:00.0 login to vote score 3
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 10:48:45.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 10:50:11.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 10:53:56.0 login to vote score 2
    i have seen a vision of what the future holds for me




    meh, i'm ok with this
    astronaut love triangle 12527 2014-11-21 11:15:36.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: i have seen a vision of what the future holds for me




    meh, i'm ok with this


    Dog-rape?
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-11-21 11:25:21.0 login to vote score 2
    Got myself a Netgear Nighthawk router. Had to replace my last Cisco router because I bricked it trying to flash it with dd-wrt. Definitely not going to try that again for a long time. And when did home routers get so expensive?
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 11:26:47.0 login to vote score 1
    astronaut love triangle 12527 2014-11-21 11:44:31.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: You suck

    I'm just kidding. I like your pup pics.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-11-21 11:49:20.0 login to vote score 2
    texas raider: It is the Alps, the French part apparently.

    This is Mont Blanc in the French Alps. I've skied on it:


    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 12:38:19.0 login to vote score 0
    osirisothedead: Got myself a Netgear Nighthawk router. Had to replace my last Cisco router because I bricked it trying to flash it with dd-wrt. Definitely not going to try that again for a long time. And when did home routers get so expensive?

    You see, when a boy router loves a boy router very, very much...






    /what I did there, see it!


    ;-)
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-11-21 13:14:32.0 login to vote score 0
    osirisothedead: Got myself a Netgear Nighthawk router. Had to replace my last Cisco router because I bricked it trying to flash it with dd-wrt. Definitely not going to try that again for a long time. And when did home routers get so expensive?

    If you know a tech d00d, it can probably be saved. Knowing someone with embedded experience who knows how to connect an RS232 line or a JTAG interface would help you save it.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 13:21:58.0 login to vote score 0
    Drat!

    Lunch is over. Now I must leave the confines of my steel raincoat and again face the fecundating moisture.

    Soon the day will end and the weekend commence.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-11-21 13:31:40.0 login to vote score 1
    tabernash: Drat!

    Lunch is over. Now I must leave the confines of my steel raincoat and again face the fecundating moisture.

    Soon the day will end and the weekend commence.


    Oh, man up. You can wash the filth off when ya get home.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-11-21 13:31:56.0 login to vote score 0
    phoenix301 12664 2014-11-21 14:41:32.0 login to vote score 3
    iggins: Nice typo


    not exactly 11873 2014-11-21 15:14:48.0 login to vote score 0
    phoenix301:

    I love the internet.
    phoenix301 12664 2014-11-21 15:24:06.0 login to vote score 0
    mimir: Gracias senor.

    Actually it look suspiciously similar to bleedman's internet fanfic.








    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 15:45:02.0 login to vote score 0
    After only a quarter century of waiting, North America is finally putting out a (quite) decent French-style Rose.

    I know what I'm having for brunch tomorrow.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 15:46:15.0 login to vote score 0
    osirisothedead: This is Mont Blanc in the French Alps. I've skied on it:

    Racist.

    /snerk
    not exactly 11873 2014-11-21 15:51:35.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: just...ummm...yeah

    Congratulations on posting your first ever attractive woman in this thread!
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 16:02:19.0 login to vote score 2
    Oh yes, I am not allowed to speak to wine selling people anymore.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-11-21 16:11:33.0 login to vote score 1
    farkmeblind: Oh yes, I am not allowed to speak to wine selling people anymore.

    A "wine tasting" does not mean a good swig from the bottle.

    /runz
    //:-)
    quinblake 1476 2014-11-21 16:32:47.0 login to vote score 0
    sockpuppet: So who lays out all the czar/philbait everyday just to bitch about them later?

    Um, I assume nathangrey mostly. Or possibly phil and czar.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 16:47:27.0 login to vote score 0
    Huh, DVD's are fucking screen printed.
    iggins 5808 2014-11-21 16:53:46.0 login to vote score 0
    not exactly: Congratulations on posting your first ever attractive woman in this thread!

    Oh you
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 17:09:34.0 login to vote score 0
    Can anyone point me in the direction of the answer to "Why don't we use titanium (or something stronger and lighter than cast iron) for grand pianos?"
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 17:10:35.0 login to vote score 0
    My first guess would be "it sounds/is too brittle".
    bunnythor 544 2014-11-21 17:23:35.0 login to vote score 0
    farkmeblind: Can anyone point me in the direction of the answer to "Why don't we use titanium (or something stronger and lighter than cast iron) for grand pianos?"

    Carbon fiber grand pianos?

    Color me intrigued.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 17:45:29.0 login to vote score 0
    bunnythor: Carbon fiber grand pianos?

    Color me intrigued.


    It just stands to reason. Can't find shiitake on teh Googlz.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 17:46:41.0 login to vote score 0
    bunnythor: Carbon fiber grand pianos?

    Color me intrigued.


    http://www.kawaius.com/main_links/grands_09/ABS/carbon_fiber-tech.html
    hornwrecker 48 2014-11-21 17:47:14.0 login to vote score 1
    farkmeblind: Can anyone point me in the direction of the answer to "Why don't we use titanium (or something stronger and lighter than cast iron) for grand pianos?"

    I'm guessing that it would lack projection (power). For awhile there was a push to lighten brass instruments with different or new materials; they couldn't punch their way out of a wet paper bag. There began an aftermarket to make heavy weight parts to add mass to the lightweight horns.

    There really isn't a reason to remove weight from a concert grand, Ti would double or triple the cost, and might make it sound too bright or lack projection.

    You could also save weight by making the soundboard out of a lighter wood than maple, but then it would sound like crap.

    The mass of the instrument also helps to make the partials (those things that make it sound like a full, rich concert grand) more complex than would be had with a different construction. There is a whole bunch of research that has been done on how materials affect the acoustics of various instruments, but I never looked if there was any piano studies done.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 17:59:30.0 login to vote score 0
    6 PM Left Coast Time.

    LT and I did a little dance to some tunes.





    And when you do a little dance, you make a little love.







    And when you make a little love, you get down tonight.






    Do a little dance. It's a blast.
    hornwrecker 48 2014-11-21 18:00:34.0 login to vote score 0
    Oops, piano soundboards are made of spruce, not maple. That's used for other parts. I'm going to have to dig out some of my old books on piano construction to refresh my memory. Off to research.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 18:01:25.0 login to vote score 0
    hornwrecker: I'm guessing that it would lack projection (power). For awhile there was a push to lighten brass instruments with different or new materials; they couldn't punch their way out of a wet paper bag. There began an aftermarket to make heavy weight parts to add mass to the lightweight horns.

    There really isn't a reason to remove weight from a concert grand, Ti would double or triple the cost, and might make it sound too bright or lack projection.

    You could also save weight by making the soundboard out of a lighter wood than maple, but then it would sound like crap.

    The mass of the instrument also helps to make the partials (those things that make it sound like a full, rich concert grand) more complex than would be had with a different construction. There is a whole bunch of research that has been done on how materials affect the acoustics of various instruments, but I never looked if there was any piano studies done.


    Concert grands, no. but grands meant for the non concert end user? I've lived in more than one apartment building that had load limits/sq ft. Making something easier to transport/tune? Slap it on me. I will never, ever play a concert. Do I want a baby grand? Fuck yes.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-11-21 18:02:41.0 login to vote score 0
    hornwrecker: Oops, piano soundboards are made of spruce, not maple. That's used for other parts. I'm going to have to dig out some of my old books on piano construction to refresh my memory. Off to research.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFTu1i8cmuM&src_vid=aIWObPuL244&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_3957087245
    quinblake 1476 2014-11-21 18:26:54.0 login to vote score 3
    Off work until Dec 4. Fuck YEAH.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 18:29:52.0 login to vote score 0


    nom.

    Some pineapple will be getting the same treatment later.
    hornwrecker 48 2014-11-21 18:30:09.0 login to vote score 0
    farkmeblind: Concert grands, no. but grands meant for the non concert end user? I've lived in more than one apartment building that had load limits/sq ft. Making something easier to transport/tune? Slap it on me. I will never, ever play a concert. Do I want a baby grand? Fuck yes.

    This page has more info on piano frame design than you need to know. The last paragraph mentions carbon fiber. It won't let me cut and paste it.

    too much info

    I've played all sorts of pianos, nothing like playing on a grand in a good venue. The action alone makes it so much easier to play, let alone the sound. Haven't played in years; ten years of studying down the drain.
    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-11-21 18:32:41.0 login to vote score 1
    tabernash: 6 PM Left Coast Time.

    LT and I did a little dance to some tunes.





    And when you do a little dance, you make a little love.







    And when you make a little love, you get down tonight.






    Do a little dance. It's a blast.


    That's git down!
    Git Down!
    Git Down!
    Git Down!
    Git Down!
    Git Down!
    Git Down tonight now baby!
    Woo woo woo woo woo-woo!


    mimir 6886 2014-11-21 18:34:25.0 login to vote score 0
    I have rum. And nothing else to do this evening.

    Except drink the rum.
    tabernash 1083 2014-11-21 18:37:19.0 login to vote score 0
    hornwrecker: This page has more info on piano frame design than you need to know. The last paragraph mentions carbon fiber. It won't let me cut and paste it.

    too much info

    I've played all sorts of pianos, nothing like playing on a grand in a good venue. The action alone makes it so much easier to play, let alone the sound. Haven't played in years; ten years of studying down the drain.


    I know a club in Belfair that has a horribly out of tune up right piano that we might be having an adult beverage at from noon to 2 tomorrow.....

    They like rolling hand barroom honky tonk music.


    ;-)
    If you logged in, you could post here.