Most challenging Lego Robotics task?

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Flip Turns: She's doing it WRONG by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 01:10:03 PM EST
Yeah, that's not an upper-body skill. Tell her to hit the Roman Chair.

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

No by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 01:12:42 PM EST
I'll let her coach tell her.

The upper body thing is that she was outraced in an arms only practice by the other girls who were using parachutes.

The flip turn has to do with being upside and underwater and such, she would be leading a backstroke lap until the turn, then fall behind.

I'll let her coach make the recommendations, maybe he can even work on her diet, too.


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roman chairs are awesome by gzt (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 04:24:48 PM EST
That's all I have to say about that.

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The British Army by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 01:34:38 PM EST
Didn't really perform well in WW2 having read loads of military history. Unit for unit it was mostly inferior to the US, German and Japanese and probably the Russian army in the latter part of the war. Officer corps was hidebound, the equipment not up to scratch and the men lacked initiative compared to the other powers' armies.

Thankfully the Royal Navy and the Royal Airforce performed reasonably well and Hitler made some crap strategic mistakes like invading Russia and declaring war on the US.

I wouldn't call them mistakes by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 02:08:52 PM EST
it was Hitler's plan all along to move East, and he figured he'd have to deal with the US sooner or later. Tooze's Wages of Destruction goes into this a lot.

The British Army also had a manpower shortage, was very averse to losing men, and was the least glamorous of the branches.


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Losing men by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 02:41:24 PM EST
Yes they went from one extreme in WW1 to the other in WW2. Understandable though.

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ORLY? by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 07:41:38 PM EST
Did I hallucinate Monty thrashing das Afrika Korps?

"To this day that was the most bullshit caesar salad I have every experienced..." - triggerfinger

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Probably, you're not 80 by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #19 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:30:04 AM EST
But at El Alamein, Monty did show that an overwhelming advantage of planes, artillery, POL, ammo and logistics and a good advantage in men will wear down the toughest static defense line.


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LG Ally by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 01:46:46 PM EST
Bought one a couple weeks ago. Darn good phone. It's a pretty good web browser, for a phone. Pretty good video player, for a phone, too.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

I thought about the Ally and Vortex by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 02:10:35 PM EST
but figured that over two years, I would spend a buck or two a month more for the Droid, and would be much happier. 6 gigs internal and 2 gigs on a card, a 1 hz processor, 800x640 screen, what wouldn't you love?

Thanks to today's Journal, I realized the Angry Birds do things when you tap the screen, level clearing got much easier.


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you're just as bad as my FIL by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 04:02:50 PM EST
didn't you read the AB instructions?

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what wouldn't you love? by wiredog (2.00 / 0) #21 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:37:58 AM EST
DroidX is too damn big to wear on a batbelt, or fit in my pockets when I'm wearing jeans.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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I'm all about endorsing the dorkiness by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #22 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:41:35 AM EST
and the Incredible is .3 inches narrower and shorter than the X, so it doesn't look out of place hanging from my belt, and will even fit in a shirt pocket, if I have the right size pocket protector.


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I'll stick with my pay-as-you-go by StackyMcRacky (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 04:03:47 PM EST
total POS Nokia "emerging markets" phone.  no contracts for me, thanks!

It will be worth it the next time I'm at a custome by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Nov 30, 2010 at 04:25:19 PM EST
r site, with no internet access, watching a grey box spit out paper for hours on end.


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Your financial situation by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #13 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 09:04:24 AM EST
If your financial situation is such that you're taking out 401k loans and running balances on your credit cards, perhaps there are better uses for your money than smart phones with data plans.  I would think that job hunting trumps game playing for use of the family computer.

I'm classifying that as my fun spending by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #14 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 10:26:44 AM EST
The $20 a month for my phone, the wife's should be around $15.

I am paying off the highest interest CC, but until I have about $5000 in savings, they're unavoidable for last minute car repairs, mail order meds and plumbing issues.


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I will stop now by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #16 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 10:55:34 AM EST
since I don't like to get preached at, either.

I don't envy your situation with the dog, since I know how difficult it is to make such decisions.  It's hard to reduce a family member's existence to a question of numbers.  We all hope to be able to make the decision a question of quality of life rather than allocation of resources.

Our cats are 8 and 10, I hope to avoid a similar dilemma for a long time.

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I'm sure you can understand by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #17 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:01:32 AM EST
the difficulty of living within a budget when take home income varies $1000 a month.

The dog should be dead, the vets were surprised that for such a big dog (60+ pounds) he was 14.


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Assuming by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #18 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:24:53 AM EST
$BigRedX gives you a fixed salary, your income is probably stable, and it is $wife's that is not...

I tend to budget pessimistically, so I would only consider income that I can count on to be there.  So I would only count $george_salary + $wife_salary_lowend as income, and anything over that to be gravy.  Gravy funds go to savings, or paying unsecured debts (I consider them to be negative balance savings accounts).

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I was doing that by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #20 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 11:33:14 AM EST
when $wife was $1000, unsecured debt was going way down.

Then $wife went to $0, now it's back to $500.


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So $wife_salary_lowend = 0 by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #23 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 12:13:53 PM EST
Ouch, you have my sympathies.

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0 for a few months by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #24 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 01:01:46 PM EST
a few months at $400, a few months near zero, now we're back to $400 month plus whatever she picks up at the dysfunctional daycare, minus possible overwhelming legal expenses.


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"overwhelming legal expenses" by houser2112 (2.00 / 0) #25 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 02:55:26 PM EST
Did I miss a diary?

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No by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #26 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 02:59:01 PM EST
it's more hole worthy, when it's safe to mention something.


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And a swift blow with a hammer by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #15 Wed Dec 01, 2010 at 10:29:20 AM EST
would save us $100 a month, but for foolish reasons I'm letting the dog live, and paying for that privilege.


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