Recurve bows were historically used by horsemen, and modern versions of the bow are used in Olympic events. These bows are named for their distinct shape: the central parts of the limbs curve toward the archer, and the tips of the limbs curve away from the archer. This configuration gives the bow more power, and less strength is needed to use the bow. Recurve bows are used to teach archery, and beginners often start with a barebow recurve, which only has a string, an arrow rest, bow limbs and a riser to help balance the bow.
A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. For small footbridges, the cantilevers may be simple beams; however, large cantilever bridges designed to handle road or rail traffic use trusses built from structural steel, or box girders built from prestressed concrete. The steel truss cantilever bridge was a major engineering breakthrough when first put into practice, as it can span distances of over 1,500 feet, and can be more easily constructed at difficult crossings by virtue of using little or no falsework.
Stolen street signs are not only considered a petty prank, but also cause serious confusion for drivers and pedestrians on the road. Penalties for stealing a street sign vary by each state; the criminal act is often classified as a dangerous felony. So I'm left wondering just what route (?) 25 2303 this sign is from? And to save you a step, I made this quick image hoping Google Image search would point me towards a state, but no dice.
Looks like Palmetto State Armory is blowing through a lot of their display model firearms, including a Heckler & Koch MR556 for $2199.
minor correction. . . ping uses ICMP packets. MS tracert also uses ICMP. Unix/Linux traceroute uses UDP. But unless you're a networking or security goober, no one cares. --kg
Ernie, Been following since the stick figure days, yadda yadda yadda. Badass script. Thank you for sharing that. Most of my work is in linux, but I will definitely save it for troubleshooting windows connectivity issues. I have one small gripe though: "Now pings are send UDP which" -- I'm pretty sure this is incorrect, though I could be wrong. As far as I understand it pings are ICMP packets, not UDP packets. They behave similarly, which means your mailbox analogy applies, but they are not technically the same. They are different protocols. Thanks for all you do for vets, and thanks for providing me with many years worth of entertainment. -Chris
Shit. I just had a corner torn from my Geekin Chip. Both TCP and UDP are both layer 4 transport protocols, while ICMP -- where my friend ping lives -- is a layer 3 Network protocol. Dammit. Tony Gilfillan would totally have handed me my ass for that. ROOKIE MISTAKE, BRO.
Blind spot mirrors add a high-distortion, very wide field-of-view mirror to the corner of your normal mirror. These come in many shapes and sizes, some even with separate ball joint adjustment; they all perform in different manners, too. Some simply cover the same viewing center as your mirror, but much wider, giving a wide-view picture-in-picture; others give a hugely magnified view of your blind spot, basically showing just a vehicle with no context when something's there. In any case, they do remove some normal viewing area from the side mirrors, with the exception of a few models that stack a wide-view mirror on top of your existing mirror assembly.
The Moloko Plus, also called Knifey Moloko is a highball cocktail drink from the book A Clockwork Orange. The book does not specify ingredients, so there are many variations, all of which use a large milk base and some have drugs, such as barbiturates added. But if you're in the mood to try one after some real savage in-out, consider the new coffee table book Cocktails of the Movies, which has recipes for the Moloko Plus from Clockwork, plus drinks from The Big Lebowski, Saturday Night Fever, Breakfast at Tiffany's, and many more, complete with illustrations.
If you pay close enough attention to this picture, you should be able to spot enough clues to tell me what hotel this in-room dining menu is for.