OT Terra Nova

Tonight at 8PM on FOX. I hope it is half as good as the hype.
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I don't care what you hope; no on topc question, get lost marky
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I'm always interested in "rebuilding society elsewhere" stuff. My interest in carpentry and building stuff was partly fueled by reading Jules Verne (The Mysterious Island, 20,000 Leagues) and HG Wells (Things to Come, When the Sleeper wakes) and even Robinson Crusoe. Around age 16 I really got the bug and built a darkroom with plumbing(!) - it was plastic, but it didn't leak - a wall of cabinets in the garage, etc. I really do think that in a lot of males this "shelter building" stuff is genetic and appears when guys are of marrying age.
I started building furniture when I was 18 and my sister still has an oak octagonal mirror I made for her hanging on the wall in her house. I'd spend hours picking through the hardwoods at my local 84 lumber for well-grained pieces and began assembling a mighty armada of power tools, the most useful being a radial arm saw. I made stuff that amazes me to this day. It's hard to accept that once I was a lot more capable than I am today. Probably inhaled too much oak dust! (-:
Anyway, here's to Terra Nova and the hope that some good Sci Fi will return to the airwaves.
-- Bobby G.
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On 9/26/2011 1:16 PM, Robert Green wrote:

Dittos. If folks have to do stuff themselves with limited resources, it could be pertinent.
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Falling Skies and Alphas are both good.
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On 9/26/2011 1:16 PM, Robert Green wrote:

Rueful chuckle. I grew up in construction, so even though I was never a master carpenter or woodworker (maybe a competent framer at best), I did have some skill sets. In college, I build a dorm loft bed frame and some other dorm room furniture for the actual 'girl next door' from back home, that had come down to the same college a year after me. It wasn't until a couple years later in anthropology class that I realized in some cultures, building a bed for someone was pretty close to a marriage proposal.
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Well, not in America. You can build a whole house for a woman and she'll move into it, no questions asked - with her BOYFRIEND!
-- Bobby G.
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I nearly got sterilized from a kickback on a table saw so I'm not a big fan of them. The RAS can use shaping blades to create molding (way too dangerous, it turns out) and can cut miters without having to have a separate unit. I found it easier to change blades than a table saw (well, at least the one we had) and I liked the idea of moving the motorized blade over the stock rather than pushing the stock over the blade.
I only has a few problems like the rare time I had the depth of cut setting wrong and the motor head and blade "walked" (actually it was lightning fast) towards me as the saw teeth dug into the surface of the stock and pulled the head right at me. Surprised the living shi+ out of me but not as much as when a shaper blade hit the column support, broke off and embedded itself about an inch deep in the overhead joist. One of my nine lives got used up that day.
I don't use it very much now except to cut large rawhide bones into smaller chunks for the dog and the occasional 2 by 4, but back in the day when I built a lot more than I do now, I found it very useful for cutting tenons and lots more.
-- Bobby G.
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On Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:18:13 -0400, "Robert Green"

1) You're not supposed to be standing behind the work piece. 2) If you think a RAS doesn't kick you're a) mistaken b) lucky 3) Table saws can cut molding, as well (not recommended, either) 4) There is little difference in the changing of the blade (if you think this makes one better than the other, you're loopy) 5) A RAS is not nearly as accurate as a TS. The carriage/arm is not nearly as stiff as the trunions of even a mediocre TS. 6)One (small) advantage of a RAS is that you can set the thickness of the material left on a dado so the outside dimensions of a box, for example, come out right.
I have both and would *never* buy a RAS, if I didn't already have one.

That's common. ...and you don't have to set the depth "wrong" to have it happen.

A TS is far superior. ...and safer.
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Metspitzer wrote:

OOOH! Terry Nova! I'm there!
http://www.coonyboobs.com/sites/big-bra-owners/terry-nova-2/terrys-gallery5/images/01.jpg
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the teaser reminded me of Jurassic Park. from what one of the lead characters said on a morning show,it's going to be "politically correct" sci-fi,no killing dinosaurs,just non-lethal stuff,plus I suspect a bunch of ecological propaganda,stuff about Earth too polluted to live on....PETA must have gotten to them.
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Eight year old boys like dinos...WTF!
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On 9/26/2011 7:17 PM, Bob_Villa wrote:

Kinda dumb for them to pick a landing time before the big meteor-caused die-off. Just sayin'
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LOL, not only that but they landed right in the middle of Yellowstone park just before it blasts off again.
-C-
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<<LOL, not only that but they landed right in the middle of Yellowstone park just before it blasts off again.>>
I recorded it and watched through the moment the guy hands his kid an orange in a scene stolen straight from "Soylent Green" which caused me to switch it off. From what I understand they traveled backward in our time. No temporal paradox as a result? Not bloody likely. Should I hit erase or is this show going to be an "eight seasons and two movies" sort of deal?
-- Bobby G.
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I find that I have to turn off my sense of logic to enjoy any movie or tv show. I watched that "Falling Skies" series and saw so much stupidity (and commercials) I had to try too hard to see any entertainment value at all.
Can you believe that good sized group of humans hiding from a bunch of aliens that are out to destroy them and only a few of the humans are armed? I'd have every man, woman and most of the kids ready to fight off an attack.
-C-
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wrote Re OT Terra Nova:

Thanks!
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For a "new world" settlement in the middle of a pre-historic forest of large trees, I noted with interest that the roof of the "head guy's" building was sheathed in OSB sheets, and all the population's houses were build with walls made of cardboard SONO tubes. Talk of NOT using the resources available at hand.
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wrote:

Over population and pollution. I guess our leaders are looking for a time riff too.
There is one hidden in Georgia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Guidestones
(Actually the plan is to kill 6 billion people)
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