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Random Thought Thread

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by Nathan the Machinist, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. WValtakis

    WValtakis Hand Engraving, Anodizing and Embellishment Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 29, 2004
    :eek:...I stand (awkwardly) corrected.
     
  2. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Yeah, got some scrotal stretch there too...
     
  3. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    Ugh
     
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  4. mb>

    mb> Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2014
    This comedian reminded me recently...married guys can be right, or they can be happy. That lion thought he was right! Lol
     
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  5. Jo the Machinist

    Jo the Machinist KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 17, 2015
    I really feel bad for the guy, but he apparently recognizes he did something. He's not fighting back.
     
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    African Savanah lions are def more peculiar species among big cats as opposed to tigers, jaguars, leopards, pumas or even mountain lions (cougars). Lotta strange and interesting "stuff" happens in a pride of lions as opposed to the other aforementioned big cats! Male lions infanticide (although cases of eating their own also happens with much less regularity) but mostly to purge the cubs of other males to stop rival genes from propagating, and lions kill lionesses much more regularly than the reverse although there are evidences of a pride of lionesses attacking and badly injuring/maiming lions in that pride.

    #stillnotjoexotic

    :D
     
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  7. orangehero

    orangehero Basic Member Basic Member

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    Apr 15, 2010
    It's ok i don't think theres anything there to bite
     
  8. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    "Teach you to knock up some random hussy!"
     
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  9. UffDa

    UffDa Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 1999
    Youz guyz iz weird. I know weird. I see it everyday in the mirror.
     
  10. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
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  11. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    I didn't want to link the NYT article to this photo which I had stolen and posted yesterday because as a tree hugging commie I get pretty riled up about asswipe conglomerates which do their darnest to destroy Mother Nature. Anyway without getting too polidickal, the article related to this Canadian mining Co winning their decades long battles to mine gold in one of Alaska's most pristine locations with huge potential damage to the environment, spawning traveling sockeye salmon and the population/existence of brown bears thereof...

    Then quite coincidentally while watching some YT videos of professor Brian Cox who is a famed British astrophysicist (unrelated to the above statement, the mining Co, bears, salmon, Alaska, yada yada!) last night, he said something which completely blew my mind, it really did! He said that the reason gold is such a precious metal is how the element Au (gold) is created and made. According to astrophysicists, some of the much heavier elements such as Au are made under unimaginable pressure and heat which is only possible when huge stars (like 1000 x the mass of our Sun to more) go supernova (not all stars do so as they die) and then Au is made for just under 1 minute under such circumstances in these occurrences which are statistically like one per galaxy per century! Then all that "gold dust" element will have to coalesce as matter in what which becomes a rocky planet with greedy and pricky intelligent life forming on it like 4 billion years or so later <<< These are my words, not his!

    In conclusion: yo bears & salmon, yer sooo fudged!
     
  12. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    So if I got this right, the mining operation is going to cause damage, but it is worth it?
     
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  13. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    One man's bear is another man's burger ;)

    ETA: also one has to decide as to how may gold bars, bullions, wedding bands, necklaces, ankle bracelets, etc are enough...
     
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  14. TRfromMT

    TRfromMT Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Jan 4, 2016
    Especially considering all the gold ever mined, in the history of the world is a staggeringly small volume. Something like 2X Olympic size swimming pools.
     
  15. JustinFournier

    JustinFournier Gold Member Gold Member

    May 7, 2012
    Strange that it is so rare and coveted, yet I have zero interest in owning it.
     
  16. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    it's all about the electronics. Gold is super conductive and is super soft and easy to work with. All our phones, computers etc today rely on gold. That's where the money is, and that's why the environment has to suffer I guess.

    we're the worst thing to happen to this planet since the dinosaurs- whose leavings we use to shit this place up even worse than we could on our own
     
  17. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Gold also doesn't corrode/tarnish the way the other 2 common efficient conductors (silver and copper) do, making it a critical element for a lot of electronics.

    That it doesn't tarnish or corrode is also what originally made it such a prized metal. Millenia later, "Ooooo... so shiny..." is still a thing.
     
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  18. Lorien

    Lorien KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Dec 5, 2005
    great point
     
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  19. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    He probably left the seat up.
     
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  20. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
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    Jemez mountain retreat from the noise.
    EDC 2 was on my belt.
     

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