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by ^Rhino!
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 500
Views: 32647

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

I'm so old I remember being at that May 1970 Vietnam antiwar protest, too, with my parents!
by ^Rhino!
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Donald Trump is my hero
Replies: 879
Views: 78985

Re: Donald Trump is my hero

It's all a shoot, but we wish we cold do this.

by ^Rhino!
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 500
Views: 32647

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

I'm so old...……..

I remember sitting on my Dad's shoulders in Washington, D.C. watching the caisson carrying the body of President Kennedy to the US Capitol building to lay in state for mourning.
by ^Rhino!
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

eva my BRC friend, I'm feeling playful tonight, so I will remind you that indeed, silt happens. I minored in soil science in undergraduate school, and was a soil scientist with Missouri's Cooperative soil survey during the first three years of my career. During that time I got trained in Lincoln, Ne...
by ^Rhino!
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

Playa dust isn't even soil in a sensu stricto soil science sense. It's just sedimentary particles. Like loess ( another type of wind-deposited dust) it has weird mechanical properties. Its chemical properties, though, are fuuuuuked up to boot. Typical particle size distribution of BRP soils. Partic...
by ^Rhino!
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

They look great for use in regular soils. Nice and wide to compact the soil the threads are in, and even widening near fully 'installed' to compact the disturbed soil more. But playa soil is more like super compacted dust? I'm not sure that wide by the threads and that late expansion near the surfa...
by ^Rhino!
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

I saw 2 guys putting something like that into the Playa a couple years ago. They were using a T bar made out of 2" square stock to drive it in. The "handles" were about 3' long and they were just walking a circle around the anchor. I don't know what they were securing but I imagine it could have pr...
by ^Rhino!
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: No-Dig Ground Screw?
Replies: 19
Views: 3401

Re: No-Dig Ground Screw?

The 'correct' name for this is a helical foundation anchor . They make these puppies to hold up high radio masts, etc. In fact, there's a whole subsection of geotechnical engineering for the design and placement of them with very strict specs for the high masts. Hubbell is the company that makes the...
by ^Rhino!
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 70991

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YGMIR! I AM GLAD YOU'RE WITH US. :D :D :D :D Now it's off to the library to prepare to write an abstract for class. Due Saturday. The class is Plate Tectonics - graduate level, and the abstract is part of a larger10+ page term paper that's due in December. We're supposed to write it ...
by ^Rhino!
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 70991

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Greetings friends, neighbors, co-conspirators, burners, malcontents and ne'er-do-wells! **tries to totally ignore the stinking hippies and tolerates the bathed ones. I told you I'd pop in on an unpredictable basis. I love you all and miss you. Thank you Goathead for the post card; it means a LOT. I...
by ^Rhino!
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: GIF's, for fun and profit
Replies: 923
Views: 102296

Re: GIF's, for fun and profit

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by ^Rhino!
Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 70991

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Happy Birthdayt and many happy returns, trilo! "Hey, Rhino! Sounds like quite a schedule you have set for yourself. Landslide prediction would be valuable indeed. Please try to find time for checking in here once in a long while." -Hello and happy day to you, too Eliott! You've got it right about t...
by ^Rhino!
Fri Mar 03, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: GIF's, for fun and profit
Replies: 923
Views: 102296

Re: GIF's, for fun and profit

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by ^Rhino!
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 70991

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

Greetings, friends. Pull up a chair, while papa Rhino tells you everything that's been going on. Yep, I'm settled in now as a PhD student. Took 3 hours in the fall to square things away, and I'm taking a full graduate level load of coursework to settle in. Research they grade as "S" or "U" (satisfac...
by ^Rhino!
Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

here come the meanies. https://youtu.be/G2uCNd1AVJo The BLUE meanies? **Rhino's herd quivers in fear, as they know that Rhino is about to give Simon a "come-to-Jesus-update'** Hmpf. You could have done better than to recycle a piece of the old Yellow Submarine cartoon. Especially, since the modern ...
by ^Rhino!
Fri Dec 30, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2016 Edition
Replies: 2161
Views: 103423

Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Dr. Pyro wrote:Thank you everyone, that is very nice of you. Meeting with OD and Purple in Reno and we're all going to Cheech & Chong tonight. Real party animals.
Oh how vague and diplomatic!! Which pair are the patty animals? OD& Purple or Cheech and Chong? Or both?
by ^Rhino!
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

so what's gen x? chopped liver? Nope. Gen Xers are the ones within that I use as investigators....they tend to really pursue problems and good or bad, give you a result you can hang your hat on. Hardcore data seekers. They aren't chopped liver, they make sure that the liver is working right. They a...
by ^Rhino!
Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

I'm sorry.. my post was meant to be ironic. In that I got called out for generalizing and perpetuating stereotypes about baby boomers as a response to a very generalized statement about the left being petulant cry-babies and reductionist arguments along the lines of if you support Trump you're a na...
by ^Rhino!
Fri Dec 23, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

A-RockLeFrench wrote:Oh come on you guys.


I bet if I tried to allude to something about irony I'd get another lecture about rocks...
We're not talking allusion or irony here (not an English class) nor do you want another geoscience lecture. Just do the math. Simple addition.

Hugs....

^Rhino!
by ^Rhino!
Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

So your advice is to invest in the evil corporations that are wrecking the environment? Take advantage of a windfall, grab the dollars while they're falling from the sky and stop whining.. You must be a boomer. Painting the wall with a very large splat-gun doesn't necessarily make for the best cove...
by ^Rhino!
Sat Dec 17, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II
Replies: 2953
Views: 245093

Re: Politics, Everyday, All day... morning, noon and night....II

The definition of mining is take all and give nothing - well almost nothing under mining law. That's the unsustainable definition. The sustainable method was used here in Missouri, not far from Kansas City, in fact the site got swallowed up by Kansas City and morphed into the largest underground st...
by ^Rhino!
Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: What do you mean, name changes?
Replies: 44
Views: 11940

Re: What do you mean, name changes?

Rhino, Ph.D. You wouldn't want my mother to start putting you in the same category as Dr. Joyce Brothers, who seemed to think "Doctor" was her first name. That's a good thought, Crypto. Miss you, btw.... **Rhino opens up the folder with his next example** There are some very smart people who build ...
by ^Rhino!
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 583
Views: 51590

Re: What are you reading?

One Good Twain deserves yet another, or perhaps three: 'Tis a short chapter. XII. The Cat and the Painkiller ONE of the reasons why Tom's mind had drifted away from its secret troubles was, that it had found a new and weighty matter to interest itself about. Becky Thatcher had stopped coming to scho...
by ^Rhino!
Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 583
Views: 51590

Re: What are you reading?

Hmmmm.... Humor from the Old West?.... May I suggest Mark Twain's Roughing it . His vivid -- to put it mildly -- description of a running coyote... just might be my all time favorite passage in any book I have read. **Rhino encourages the gathered throng to give Elliot a standing ovation, cheering ...
by ^Rhino!
Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:24 am
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: What do you mean, name changes?
Replies: 44
Views: 11940

Re: What do you mean, name changes?

I am honored, my friends. Just think, though, at one time, my egotistical inclination made me think to pursue a preacher's certificate by mail, and then I could have been 'Rev. Dr. Rhino". It just sounded too much like some asshole like Jean-Claude Duvalier (brutal dictator in Haiti) or Idid Amin (b...
by ^Rhino!
Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 583
Views: 51590

Re: What are you reading?

Many of us find ourselves -- by birth, economic necessity, or otherwise -- in situations we do not approve of. Thomas Jefferson owned slaves, even though he understood that slavery was an evil. It was simply not realistic to let plantations go to weed while they worked to change the system. Yes, ad...
by ^Rhino!
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: What do you mean, name changes?
Replies: 44
Views: 11940

Re: What do you mean, name changes?

If I get my PhD before I return, I might become Dr. Rhino. Which should I prefer, Doctor Rhino, Dr. Rhino, Doc Rhino, or just keep Rhino? Comments and ideas are solicited.
by ^Rhino!
Wed Nov 02, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 583
Views: 51590

Re: What are you reading?

Yes, indeed. In " Henry Clay.. ." author Remini points out that the Union used the "extra" decade to prepare for the still-expected war. Of course, the general industrialization of the North was the main component of that preparation, just as you say. One decade. A mere decade. From likely loser (a...
by ^Rhino!
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 583
Views: 51590

Re: What are you reading?

Whoa! Most recent post over a year ago?! Nobody reads anymore? At the Edge of the Precipice Henry Clay and the Compromise that Saved the Union (2010) by Robert V. Remini This is history, and important history. Seems Congressman and Senator Henry Clay of Kentucky almost certainly prevented civil war...
by ^Rhino!
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2016 Edition
Replies: 2161
Views: 103423

Re: The Bar 2016 Edition

Hey rhino. I was thinking about you at decompression. I met a cook that keeps a jar of playa in his kitchen cabinet as a condiment. He swears that he uses it as a baking soda substitute, also as an ingredient similar to MSG. What do YOU think? Consider that MSG is a preservative. There's a little b...

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