[NA]Berkeley bans "gendered" words[NA]

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  1. Let'sgoflying!

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    It is no longer a Manhole Cover. It's a Maintenance Hole now. Got it?
    I say they're a bunch of Ass Holes.
     
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    Oh, man.
     
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    While I think it is all rather silly and that we have more important issues facing this country, it doesn't really impact me so I see no reason to be concerned.
     
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    ... before the lock. Or lockette. Oh, wait... never mind.
     
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    Huh?

    I thought this was a manhole cover???




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    You definitely shop at different stores than I do. :eek:
     
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    I'm with SkyDog. It is rather silly, but if the voters of the town are OK with it, who cares?
     
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    Because California has nothing better to work on. :rolleyes:
     
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    Berkeley is not necessarily representative of the rest of California.
     
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    Because stupid is stupid no matter how many people vote for it.
     
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    Wait until they realize that person-hole covers were designed by men, decide the shape is too male-centric, and decide they should be triangular to better represent the diverse community in which the person-holes exist.
     
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    How about we let the people who open the fackin things for a living call them whatever they want and the people who walk past them everyday on the way to their worthless degree can STFU!

    I don't really care about the matter. What I care about is people complaining about something stupid and people not telling them they're stupid. That's all I want to happen, I want people to know and understand they're stupid.
     
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    I feel like Southern California is not representative of Northern California.
     
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    If Cheech and Chong Played Berkely, what word would they substitute for 'man'

     
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    Well, seeing as City of Los Angeles banned the Master/Slave terms regarding computer equipment in the early 2000s, I don't think those two halves are that far apart.

    The bigger divide is the coastal parts vs the rest of the state.
     
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    Actually, using the term "Personnel Access Cover" has been around since the mid 80's.

    On a related note... why are manhole covers round?
     
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    I still don't care.
     
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    That's a stupid goal!
     
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    So they won’t drop through no matter how it is oriented
     
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    Sure, but the consequences of this one are trivial.
     
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    @Stingray Don nailed. Odd part.. Friend of mine was asked that in a job interview for a non-engineering job. He said he didn't know. They asked him to guess. (they were doing the thinking outside the box thing). He told me they asked him this goofy question. I told him the correct answer. He's like, how do you know that? I'm like, because I do?
     
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    Triangular won’t either.
     
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    This. I know of one other shape that will not drop through. It's the rounded triangular shape that the Wankel engine "piston" uses.

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    I think a regular triangular shape can fall through.

    Are there any others?
     
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    Because tubular structures are strong, like Grumman spars.
     
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    No, triangles can’t. Simple geometry.
     
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    Only an equilateral triangle would benefit from what you're talking about, and even it could fall through the frame if it's rotated appropriately as it falls.
     
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    All triangles, including isosceles?
     
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    No equilateral triangle can fall through no matter the angle.

    Who would make it not equilateral? Lol who would make it a triangle? Lol
     
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    I have yet to see an auger capable of drilling a triangular access tunnel.
     
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    The more I think about it, the more I realize he's right... if we include a tether. But then we open the door to all kinds of shapes, including random shapes made with crayon.
     
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    No tether. A equilateral triangle lid can’t fall through. Try it.

    The corners can never be further apart than they are when the lid is properly fit. The point could be down, but the lid can’t fall through.
     
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    I disagree. Language is important, and it represents truth. Redefining language can reshape a culture. They know that. Why else would they be doing it?
     
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    And rotate it point-out, a leg against the midpoint of a leg of the frame, and all of a sudden the triangle has a shorter dimension.
     
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    Nope.
     
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    I love PoA. I started reading this thread and figured it’d go one of a couple different directions, but didn’t count on it completely nerding out with a geometry argument!
     
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