[R[NA]ant] The world is changing and I aint. [/R[/NA]t]

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Feb 16, 2017.

  1. colojo

    colojo Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2013
    Messages:
    657
    Location:
    Denver (KAPA)
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Colojo
    I'm 53. 40's not the end of the world. You can't even see it from there.

    The other day my wife and I were having a discussion about how there is not a single societal trend going on in the USA that we agree with or even understand. Tats. Piercings. Gender confusion. Man buns. Facebook. The Kardashians. The housewives of (...). The list goes on and on.

    A couple beers later we just decided that we're a couple grumpy old f***s.

    Cheers, and Happy Birthday!
     
    Bill Jennings likes this.
  2. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoCal RV Flyer
    FTFY! :D:D
     
    overdrive148 likes this.
  3. JOhnH

    JOhnH Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 20, 2009
    Messages:
    10,434
    Location:
    Florida
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Spun Out
    Well, craft beers are kinda new. And we just a craft distillery nearby and I think I'll like that.

    But mostly I agree with you. I was at the beach yesterday and even the weight trend amongst the beach crowd is trending in a direction I don't agree with. The few bikinis I saw were definitely on the wrong women.
     
  4. LongRoadBob

    LongRoadBob Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2016
    Messages:
    754
    Location:
    Oslo, Norway
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Jacker
    If we are old man ranting here....I want in.

    Here in Norway, the morons decided to shut down FM radio, though like 7 of 10 automobiles only have FM. So millions of perfectly good FM radios are suddenly junk. Plus you either spend a fortune at the dealer getting upgraded, or else buy a Mickey Mouse adapter, with wires hanging around, etc. to convert.
    There is a weird thing with the DAB+ broadcast... I've heard several songs where there must be cancellation, like LED Zep "whole Lotta Love" where lead guitar is totally buried. It's just crap.

    But THAT isn't the rant.

    So my wife bought me a replacement clock radio, as mine is FM, so a DAB clock radi, for Xmas.

    So I check it out. Has lots of alarm settings (weekday, weekend, one time, etc.) but you have to hit power (so radio is playing) another knob, then turn the other knob to choose alarm, go through ALL settings (if it is just to set the alarm for the next morning you have to know the date, to set it for next day if before midnight).

    You can't see what time the alarm is currently set to without going through the whole thing with two knobs, and menu driven where if your timing is off the same action to see/set alarm now toggles between DAB and FM, or preset station setting, to set it..

    Plus I need my glasses to read it..and the menu is complex to get to.

    So if, as often happens, my wife goes to bed before me, when I go in and want to check what time the alarm is set to, or change it, I have to turn the radio on, which she is often very happy about. It had to be on to set/check alarm time.

    Then too, we noticed that the LCD display is BRIGHT. I am not kidding that it lights up the whole room. Now if you look directly at it it seems low level lit, but move a little to the side and it is totally lit up the whole 2x3" LCD display, and this is what lights up the room. Looking into the poorly written instructions, I had a glimmer of hope reading that there were three light display settings. Unfortunately, it was already on the second setting (first is even brighter....I could read in bed from it, really the second setting too if I squint) but the lowest setting...pure genius. It is totally black. No clock to read, no nothing, black hole.

    This was a hitachi, I've looked just briefly around at DAB alarm clocks and see that many have LCD so pretty sure they would have the same problem. Also don't they get that one wants to check the alarm time setting sometimes? By pushing a dedicated button? Or even, God forbid, set a new time without blaring John Philips Souza marches at 120 db?

    Have these engineers made a clock radio and never van tried it out in a dark room? Have they ever seen a clock radio? They have competition with smart phones now, and it isn't looking good for them. And they are not cheap.

    This is just one thing, but I see this kind of thing all the time now..
     
    Hank S likes this.
  5. Timbeck2

    Timbeck2 En-Route

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2015
    Messages:
    4,212
    Location:
    Vail, Arizona
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Timbeck2

    Just because you don't agree or understand these trends doesn't make you grumpy old f***s. Because if it did, I'D be an old grumpy fart too.
     
    Hank S likes this.
  6. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoCal RV Flyer
    I feel your pain. I've got what's likely a 30-year-old Realistic Chronomatic 252 clock radio (Radio Shack's house brand) that's simple and straightforward. I can easily set the alarm in the dark by feel. I sincerely hope this Malaysian-made beauty outlasts me.

    Here's one on evilBay:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-REA...930832?hash=item2efc645a90:g:GYYAAOSw4GVYN2id
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  7. Matthew

    Matthew Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2005
    Messages:
    13,609
    Location:
    kojc, kixd, k34
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Matthew
    My clock radio replaced an old beater that broke. New one: Snooze button is right next to the alarm off button and has a couple of small Braille-type bumps on top of it to differentiate. Way too easy to accidentally touch the alarm off button instead of snooze. Display brightness is high, higher, and highest.
     
  8. EppyGA

    EppyGA Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2009
    Messages:
    10,155
    Location:
    Hoschton, GA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Let's Fly
    What is this alarm thing y'all speak of ;)
     
  9. SoCal RV Flyer

    SoCal RV Flyer Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,815
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    SoCal RV Flyer
    My real alarm is my cat who paws me in the face, to remind me it's breakfast time. Very reliable, but sometimes poops on the carpet. :D
     
    Zeldman likes this.
  10. GeorgeC

    GeorgeC Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2010
    Messages:
    2,150
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    GeorgeC
    I'm good with tats and piercings, but I don't get why people talk into the edge of their phone, or on talk on speakerphone in public. Then again, my parents probably wondered why my generation wore baseball caps backwards, probably same kind of deal.
     
  11. asicer

    asicer Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,168
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    asicer
    Huh? People still use phones for talking? Really?
     
  12. Cpt_Kirk

    Cpt_Kirk En-Route

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Messages:
    3,296
    Location:
    Georgia
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Ted Striker
    My first flying job was out of his field. Saw him a few times. Mostly flew everything himself. Not real approachable from what I understand. Never tried.

    Ernie, on the other hand, was a super nice guy.

    I flew an SR22 from Atlanta to LA just to try In-N-Out and it was ****ing terrible. Total waste of a flight.

    Ok, maybe it was a ferry flight, but still...
     
    mscard88 likes this.
  13. mscard88

    mscard88 Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2015
    Messages:
    20,850
    Location:
    Alabama
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Mark
    Yeah Bill a little standoffish, maybe shy, I dunno. Met Ernie, he'll talk, nice people. Bill bought a Brasilia for the #13 race team back in '98 so I flew that a bit for him. I let him takeoff, fly, and land it one time, good pilot. Has some nice toys, most with much HP and fast.

    I forget his mechanics name, nice guy. He flew Bill back home after races due to the carbon monoxide from racin' for hours.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  14. texashikergal02

    texashikergal02 Pre-Flight

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2017
    Messages:
    93
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Kathy
    Good Lord, 40? You whining about that? Glasses? You are gonna find some serious issues in your future. No sympathy, here, sorry. Learn to adjust.

    (kidding, of course)
     
    SixPapaCharlie likes this.
  15. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    14,794
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Eight Balla
    The space were the Burger King is was, in fact, a KFC. And it's across from the Lotteria, which is the other KFC (Korean Fried Chicken.)

    And by the way I can't stand the Ben Than market. I've been avoiding D1 lately. Tomorrow I'm going to Vung Tau for some beach R&R.

    They used to run these old Russian hydrofoils from downtown HCMC to Vung Tau which turned a two and a half hour drive in to a 40 minute boat ride, but now there is a new highway that cuts the drive down to about an hour plus the boats have been sinking so the government shut them down.

    I drank too much last night. I need coffee. **** I don't remember where I left the motorbike.
     
  16. asicer

    asicer Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,168
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    asicer
  17. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    46,727
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    You forgot "monkey". What is monkey doing this weekend???
     
  18. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    14,794
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Eight Balla
    Hey....

    What happened to backpage.com? I just noticed that the 'adult services' categories (not that I would peruse them of course) are now censored in the United States! WTF? Well nothing actually got censored, I see they just moved the ads in other categories.

    Holy cow Batman, the backpages for Manila and Bangkok are most def eye opening!

    Again, I'm not saying I would look, but if I did, it would probably be eye opening. Yeah. It's time for a beer right now.
     
  19. eman1200

    eman1200 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2013
    Messages:
    8,845
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    eman1200
    Packin' for Norway. And by 'packin', eh who am I kidding, I don't need to explain that to you!
     
  20. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Messages:
    46,727
    Location:
    Denver, CO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    DenverPilot
    U.S. Version probably wanted nothing to do with being a conduit for human trafficking, legally.
     
  21. paflyer

    paflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,801
    Location:
    PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PAFlyer
    Probably the Group W bench.
     
  22. paflyer

    paflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,801
    Location:
    PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PAFlyer
     
    Zeldman likes this.
  23. SkyDog58

    SkyDog58 Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2015
    Messages:
    9,700
    Location:
    My own special place.
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Old dog w/o new tricks
    What is he using for the seaplane? When does he expect to be operational? Can you pass along contact info?
     
  24. Grum.Man

    Grum.Man Cleared for Takeoff

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,376
    Location:
    Statesville NC
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Grum.Man
    Champ with an 0-235. I would guess in a month or two. Has to paint the floats and get them pressure tested and mounted. Business is Piedmont Puddle Jumpers 336-244-9592. Tell him John Kruckeberg gave you his info.
     
    SkyDog58 likes this.
  25. paflyer

    paflyer Final Approach

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    Messages:
    6,801
    Location:
    PA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    PAFlyer
    Stinkin' retirees...
     
    EppyGA likes this.
  26. Lachlan

    Lachlan Pattern Altitude

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2015
    Messages:
    1,895
    Location:
    North Creek, NY
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Lachlan
    Craft beer actually has taste, as do those who knowingly imbibe in it. Craft beer TASTES like beer when it is brewed by someone with a bit of knowledge and skill. It's not hard to brew great beer. It's almost harder to brew bad beer. What seems to be the most difficult, however, is practicing a little restraint while putting together a recipe. Craft brewers who are putting out beers for all the wrong reasons (like notoriety or hopes of big money) generally try to reinvent beer by putting comically silly things in their brews. An old tricycle seat, a monkey paw and a dash of stoopid does not make a great beer. Attention to detail, quality ingredients, good sanitation and healthy yeast makes great beer. It's funny to me that in America, where being unique and seeking out the best of the best that we can afford (and then overspending to have the biggest pile of debt possible all in the name of image) that people will name Price as the biggest object to drinking craft beer. Drink craft beer or drink crap beer. Your choice. (Life's too short to drink bad beer.)
     
    Hank S likes this.
  27. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    13,067
    Location:
    North Texas
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    6PC
    Preach it brotha
     
    Hank S likes this.
  28. SixPapaCharlie

    SixPapaCharlie May the force be with you

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Messages:
    13,067
    Location:
    North Texas
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    6PC
    :) you are going to fit in so well here!
    Your tiger is gorgeous by the way
     
  29. geneseib

    geneseib Line Up and Wait

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2008
    Messages:
    608
    Location:
    Eldridge, MO
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Gene Seibel
    It is what it is. I am a 66 yo member of the resistance. I have neither an Apple nor an Android. I use paper charts and an old cheap handheld GPS. If I were 40 I might have to adjust. But I'm not gonna.
     
  30. Sac Arrow

    Sac Arrow Touchdown! Greaser!

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    14,794
    Location:
    Oakland, CA
    Display Name:

    Display name:
    Eight Balla
    I'm going to be the contrarian. I don't like most craft beers - the craft beers that people that like craft beers rave about. Most tend to be too heavy and syrupy for my taste. I rarely drink beer when I'm in the states but when I do it's normally a light colored German pilzner. Over here I drink Tiger beer, which is a light but reasonably strong (5%) rice brewed beer. For some reason I can drink that stuff and not get fat.
     
    Grum.Man likes this.