July 18, 2004

A Spammer’s Scheisse.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 2:56 pm

I just received the following comment from “Jade Bilder,” a comment spammer in Germany, who uses the “say nice things” tactic in hopes that the site owner will leave his comment up and someone will click on the link, which I’ll bet, contains pictures (Bilder) of someone named “Jade.” He writes:

Schöne Seite mit guten Informationen.

Yo, “Jade,” du kannst mich am Arsch lecken.

You’ve just been MT Blacklisted, Arschloch.

Ejection Seats.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 1:26 pm

Ejection Seat.jpg
Lex, a Navy flyer, shares some information about ejection seats. Here is a sample:

Roughly half of people who eject get knocked out when the chute opens. The other half can’t be sure.

If you eject from high altitude, you’ll free-fall in the seat for what I’m told feels like forever. There’s an altimeter in the seat, to ensure the chute doesn’t open too soon. There are at least three reasons why you don’t want a chute to open right away at altitude: 1) You’d freeze to death on the way down, 2) If you didn’t freeze, you’d probably suffocate after the oxygen in your seat pan ran out, and 3) The thinness of the air at altitude means you’re falling pretty quickly in absolute terms – the opening shock might tear your legs and arms off.

These are all bad things, for those of you keeping score at home. Read it all.

Sort of puts “a hard day at the office” into perspective, methinks.

Via Tammi.

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