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Forum: "By the Fireside" 04-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,114
Posted By Thoth
Definitely not questioning your qualifications,...

Definitely not questioning your qualifications, just curious. I had a nuclear sub engineer in a class once. After he handed back his first hw I tossed him out of the curve and tried to learn as...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 04-01-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 24,771
Posted By Thoth
Field wildlife biologists are some of the most...

Field wildlife biologists are some of the most 'personal experience' scientists out there. God bless them, if I had it all over to do again I'd be a field ornithologist.
Forum: "By the Fireside" 03-31-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,114
Posted By Thoth
hey Richard1726 - were you a nuclear submarine...

hey Richard1726 - were you a nuclear submarine guy? I noticed the navy thing in your profile
Forum: Environmental Issues 03-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,678
Posted By Thoth
North Dakota :)

North Dakota :)
Forum: Environmental Issues 03-21-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,678
Posted By Thoth
I'm not really familiar with it, I'll ask a guy I...

I'm not really familiar with it, I'll ask a guy I know who did his PhD in nuclear physics and see what he thinks.

Edit- these guys?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TerraPower...
Forum: Environmental Issues 03-21-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 40,678
Posted By Thoth
Nuclear power is the only viable, long term...

Nuclear power is the only viable, long term energy source for grid based power. So far we have had three incidents. Chernobyl, which was an old graphite type RBMK reactor where the control material...
Forum: Adirondack Wildlife 01-30-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,442
Posted By Thoth
I love those birds. I had no idea they were on...

I love those birds. I had no idea they were on this side of the country. I've had them land on my hand before. Here's an image from 8 years ago.
http://www.jaredworkman.com/gjay3.JPG
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-30-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
I decided to go with the blued walnut 1894 44, I...

I decided to go with the blued walnut 1894 44, I picked one up today. I've got a vortex diamondback 2-7 coming (my eyes stink). Its a handy little gun and a lot easier for my wife to use than the...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
The gun I really want was just announced at the...

The gun I really want was just announced at the 2011 Shot show
Marlin 1894 SBL -stainless laminate, 16.25" barrel, scout scope mount
check the new catalog...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-22-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,270
Posted By Thoth
When the western slope in Colorado goes up its...

When the western slope in Colorado goes up its going to be a big one. The beetle kill there is turning that area into a disaster of epic proportions waiting to happen.
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-20-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,416
Posted By Thoth
If you want a quick terminal velocity calculator...

If you want a quick terminal velocity calculator go here
http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/termv.html
multiply by .68 to get miles per hour in english units. Multiply by the square root...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-20-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,416
Posted By Thoth
I'm not sure about the seldom experienced, the...

I'm not sure about the seldom experienced, the chinook winds were a yearly phenomenon in Boulder where NOAA is
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/boulder/wind.html
Generally we'd get a ton of 18 wheelers...
Forum: Rock/Ice Climbing in the Adirondacks 01-20-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,780
Posted By Thoth
Cool ADK ice climb

Photo's apparently by board resident Jim Lawyer
http://www.climbing.com/news/hotflashes/major_ice_climb_in_adirondacks/

Way beyond anything I'll ever do but cool to read.

EDIT - Darn, wrong...
Forum: General Adirondack Discussion 01-20-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,416
Posted By Thoth
All those wind/structure damage scales are very...

All those wind/structure damage scales are very misleading. The force exerted on an object by the ram pressure of wind is proportional to its projected surface area facing the wind. Common...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-19-2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
Thanks, I forgot they required an initial hammer...

Thanks, I forgot they required an initial hammer pull that's good enough although I'm sort of leaning towards a stainless model.

One last question (and thanks for all the replies so far), does...
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-18-2011, 11:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
Don't the old ones lack safeties?

Don't the old ones lack safeties?
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-17-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
Nah, I like the added discussion in the post. I...

Nah, I like the added discussion in the post. I know the ballistics of the 44 magnum and its limited utility versus other cartridges. I like the idea of a fast camp gun with good 50-100 yard use, a...
Forum: Gear, Food, and Survival Topics 01-17-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,912
Posted By Thoth
I just finished my re-cert with...

I just finished my re-cert with http://www.wildmed.com/

Thanks again for the tip, it was a grade A organization, I was very pleased with the course.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-14-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
Thanks for the replies, I think I've settled on...

Thanks for the replies, I think I've settled on it. I should have mentioned I already have a 30.06 in a Weatherby mark 5.
Forum: Hunting and Fishing in the Adirondacks 01-13-2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,204
Posted By Thoth
For out west it wasn't so much a hunting as a...

For out west it wasn't so much a hunting as a backpacking/camp rifle. I wanted an easy carry piece to strap onto a pack. Ammo seems relatively cheap for plinker rounds in 44.
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