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Old 02-23-2012, 09:20 PM
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To be honest, I did hesitate a bit before posting thinking I might jinx it, but I thought the FACK thread should be reanimated at least once this year. Anyway my wife and did have the hammocks out last weekend.
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Old 02-23-2012, 09:29 PM
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I hate those thongs. They're so uncomfortable when they rub against the side of your big toe when you're walking along. 28 degrees here.
My son-in-law's girlfriend is a writer and a few years ago she described a thong as "Crotch Floss".

This might apply to the sandals as well.

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Talking Cold...

OK Subtle, I guess someone has to ask, unless I am missing something...

Your son-in-law's girlfriend? Son-in-law means married to your daughter/son?

Plus he has a girlfriend?

Jus sayin'...
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Oh well--I liked the line.

How about my partner's son...........his girlfriend.
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Talking Cold

Subtle, sounds good to me...
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Old 02-24-2012, 03:48 PM
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I hope this clarification is closed.

whew!
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Hey guys can we change this thread from FACK it is Cold to FACK it Bleedin Hot. Today it hit 39 C (not sure what that is in Faranhite), tomorrow it is supposed to be 37. Needless to say beads of perspiration are running but thankfully there is plenty of cold beer in the fridge !!!

Oh and BTW we call thongs those rubber things you wear on your feet in summer, rather than one of those bum fluff things. I believe in NZ what we call thongs are known as Jandels. Go figure.
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39 C is hot here, too, Dave. But, it was just below 0C here in Northern Alabama this morning.
Easy conversion C to F:
Minus 10% of the 39C = 35, then double the result = 70, plus 32 = 102 F
F to C:
F minus 32 = 70, half that is 35, add 10% = 39
Boom, done.
You're always with in a degree =/- with the rounding. Close enough, usually.
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Temperature scale is another one of the things that the angry and crazed French revolutionaries screwed up on.

The units are too big. Like having to say "Its 1.5 degrees out there" instead of "33".

They still used the constants of the freezing and boiling points of water, but could not handle the 212 degrees from one to the other.

Should have made it 200, which still would have fit their system.

Right now it is 3.5 outside, or 38 --which is easier to say?

And the old sayings that quickly carried the message would still prevail.

"Hot" equals 100. It's "freezing" would be 30, and the other conventions would hold as well:

"It's ten below" ........"It's twenty below", or as I experienced in Winnipeg--"It's forty-nine below!"

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Hey Bob, it's 180 degrees between freezing and boiling water, not 212.

I guess that's in honor of a 180 degree phase change between the solid and the gas phases of water.

The 32 degree shift comes from the difference between freezing for salt water (brine) at 0 degrees F and the freezing temperture for pure H2O which is 32 degrees warmer.

Don't blame me, it's Professor Rankine's fault.

It got up to 63 F here today, and the pear trees are in full bloom.
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I'm always open for correction, but the revolutionaries made the scale inconvenient.
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Agreed. I only deal in Celsius when I have to...Which is not today.
So, as long as we can keep the inlet air temperture above about 760 degrees Rankine we can stay in excess of Mach 3.5. And with 22 lbm superheated steam per second through the ejector, we have all we need to simulate ramjet takeover at 50,000 ft. Even in the winter. Pretty cool, huh?
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:48 AM
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Agreed. I only deal in Celsius when I have to...Which is not today.
So, as long as we can keep the inlet air temperture above about 760 degrees Rankine we can stay in excess of Mach 3.5. And with 22 lbm superheated steam per second through the ejector, we have all we need to simulate ramjet takeover at 50,000 ft. Even in the winter. Pretty cool, huh?
We should get Gordon in on this--I'm confused enough, but he could handle a little more.

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it's hard here in central cali. today..only got to 75 today.. a friggen freeze snap..
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:54 AM
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-2 C here this morning. The "normale" low number is 3C.

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