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William Dye
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Attended University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (USA)
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Start was a little slow, but a great run overall.  Race fuel or pump gas? :-)
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To save weight, why not use carbon fiber or at least aluminum for those pedals?  It seems odd to save a bit of weight by cutting holes in thin steel at 2:58, and then use 6-mil big honkin' steel bricks at 7:25 for pedals that would be just as strong (albeit thicker) if they were fabricated with... pretty much anything else besides big honkin' steel bricks.  Yes, it might involve buying some equipment, of course, but just remember that "autoclave" is spelled "newww toyyyyyy".
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Cutting hole in a part welded to the chassis, compared to overspend on a part that can be changed later on?
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'Sad to hear about your sub-optimal night, but man, I am SOooooo happy to finally hear Jamiestein's Monster give out that signature DSM rev-up just before it roars down a proper track.  Time to set up a new ring tone. :-)

It's a shame that the repair process took up so much more time/talent/cash than expected.  Maybe if you'd put the same effort into the Evo that you're probably destined to own someday, it would have paid off better in terms of time slips and the daily-drive grin on your face.  Because of your talents as a filmmaker, however, the time spent on Muttlantra has a huge payoff to the folks like me who learn from your experiences vicariously.  That payoff keeps increasing as the years go by, not only by the increasing number of views, but also by the decisions that your viewers will make -- decisions which will be a little bit better because of what we learned from folks like you.

Thanks, Jafro, for being one of the giant shoulders for the rest of us to stand on.  I hope it paid off for you, but it certainly paid off for us.
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+William Dye It didn't really take all that much cash. The Hyundai only got a few upgrades that actually cost money. But yeah, it's impossible for me to put a price tag on the time. The videography is a huge part of that time, but I know it makes you guys happy. That's really important to me, so thank you, that's a huge compliment!
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I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Jones on a few occasions back in, um, I think it was the 1980's. At the time I had the oddball idea that computers could be used to make cartoons, but whenever I talked to traditional animators, they were very negative about the concept. One Disney animator summed it up with "Oh, they'll never replace me!", completely missing the point that I didn't want to make animation cheaper, I wanted to make it better. I'm sure there were traditional animators who were supportive of using computers (like John Lassiter), but unfortunately I only met one: Chuck Jones. He's the only traditional animator who told me that using computers for animation sounded like a great idea. It's a shame he's not around to see some of the fantastic work people are doing in computer animation these days, but his work still echoes in many of today's films, animated or not.  RIP, Mr. J.  After all these years, they still make me laugh.
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I suggest making the initial prototype a small ship that is not autonomous and is not solar powered. If the core concept of a mini container ship does not work out, there's no point in complicating it with the additional (big) challenges of solar power and full autonomy. Solar power and autonomy could still be prototyped separately, and might prove useful in their own right even if the container mini-ship concept doesn't work out. I'm not against the concept, I just like to prototype one bleeding edge at a time whenever possible.
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Ah, yes.  I remember those.  Before computers were so easy to obtain in schools, tech-obsessed kids like me had to settle for things like "the audio visual club".  The 16mm projector was often the most complicated equipment that we could get our hands on (that the teachers allowed us to touch).  Still, one could learn a lot from them.  A mistake that was particularly easy to make was in wrapping the film around the sound drum. If you wrapped it loosely, everything seemed to work OK except that the sound was jittery and distorted.  You had to make sure that the film was snug around the drum in order to get the best sound quality.  All this might sound irrelevant to modern tech, but that little sound-drum hazard taught me a lot about how to deal with urgent problems.  In the 6th grade, our club was responsible for threading a film that would be shown at a big school meeting.  When the sound was distorted, it felt like a crisis to us.  Half the school is waiting on us!  The teachers had no idea how to help, so it was up to us.  Now what?  Learning how to calm down as a group and debug the problem quickly was a big event for us.  Low-tech or not, it helped me develop social and mental skills that I still use today as a computer programmer.
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Short, simple, and specific.  I like this kind of how-to video.  Thanks.
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I like the idea of a single-passenger commuter car that's little more than a covered bike, but for me the "covered" part is essential.  The optional windows, in my case, are not optional.
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+William Dye it has two seats bro
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Suppose the undercarriage paint was matte black, with dried mud still on it.  Would it still look "ridiculous"?  I'll stand corrected if the undercarriage has no off-road benefits (I'm not qualified to say), but if all we're talking about is the choice of green paint and some wheel bling, I wouldn't deride the owner for it.  If they're having fun, more power to 'em.
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I hear a lot of concerns about AI misbehavior, but where are the jobs for people me who would be willing to work on solutions? The MIRI is hiring, but they're asking for folks with published research who are willing to survive in Silicon Valley on $65k/year (maybe $75k/year if you have a PhD). Control systems can be extremely difficult, especially when the final details of the problem are still unknown. Good solutions will probably be the result of large-scale advance preparation, not a last-minute bug fix.
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Congrats. Some battles are a whole lot easier when you can call in air support. :-)

I don't know if there's any good fix for it, but one minor problem for YouTube mechanics is that the motor of the air compressor can become an unwanted sound in the background of the videos. Simply mounting it outside the garage would expose it to the elements, and putting it inside the house might trigger objections from spouses and/or Caboose the cat. I guess the occasional refill noise isn't so bad.
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'Hope things work out OK.
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  • TEKsystems
    Software Engineer in Test, present
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  • Lincoln Telephone & Telegraph
  • Nebraska Research and Development (NeRD)
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL)
  • Nebraska Air National Guard
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Omaha, Nebraska (USA) - Denver, Colorado (USA)
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Computer programmer (Linux/Windows/Android/iOS), specializing in automated software testing
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  • University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE (USA)
    B.A. in "Multimedia Computing" (Computer Science + Arts)
  • Omaha Central High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    State-champion chess team (4 years in a row!)
  • Lewis and Clark Junior High School, Omaha, NE (USA)
    School destroyed by a tornado in our final year
  • Park Hill Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    City-champion soccer team
  • Palmer Elementary School, Denver, CO (USA)
    Those "gigantic" raised sandboxes seemed a lot smaller when I went back to visit
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La Luna
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Announcing Project Zero
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Logic Cars
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The Origin of the 8-Hour Work Day and Why We Should Rethink It
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Wobble Wobble
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Ski Safari
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Project of the Month: Automating iOS Application GUI Testing With FoneMo...
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A day in the life of an LBC concert
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One of the people who works there (I think his name was Cole or Cory) really went the extra mile for me in tracking down a hard-to-find part. The standard catalog didn't show the actual part I needed. I'm not sure if it's the fault of the catalog or a weird mod made by the previous owner of the car. Long story short, he applied a lot of knowledge & extra work to finally get me the part that I needed. The other folks that I've met there have also been consistently helpful and knowledgeable. Dunno about other stores, but I've been very happy with this one.
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If you're trying to "eat healthy", this is well worth a visit. Don't expect prices to (consistently) be as low as what you'll see for junk food in a big discount store, but in the long run, poor health is not cheap either.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
(Note: the location has changed from 2510 s. 48th St. to 122 S. Antelope Valley Parkway) This is my preferred auto service station. I've been in Lincoln since 1979, and over the years have gone to several different places. I've never had a truly horrible auto-repair experience anywhere in Lincoln (except the one time that Sears forgot to tighten the bolts on a new tire). H & S, however, is my favorite of the bunch. They really do take the "honest" approach seriously. On several occasions they could have easily talked me into a more expensive repair, but instead told me (correctly) that I could get by with less money using a different approach. They're human -- one time they guessed that my old van would *probably* survive a trip to Texas, but it died halfway through Oklahoma. Nobody can be sure of that sort of thing, however, so I don't hold it against them. H&S is still my favorite auto repair shop, and I strongly recommend them.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
The business is no longer at 48th and Prescott. They have merged with Jim's Home Health Care.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Search YouTube for a channel named "Jafromobile" and you'll find some excellent videos from a guy who fixes and tunes old engines for use in things like drag racing. In a recent (April 2014) video he spent 30 hours meticulously polishing and porting a 4G63 cylinder head. After all that time & effort, he then took the cylinder head to this shop for work that he couldn't do himself. In other words, this is a shop that perfectionist engine experts are willing to trust. If it's good enough for guys like Jafro, it's definitely good enough for me. Oh, and a word of perhaps weird-sounding advice: Jafro said that he always brings them a big box of Krispy Kreme donuts along with the engine to be fixed. Maybe he was just joking (personally, I'd get sick of donuts if customers did that every day). Still, if you're bringing over a big job to them, maybe it's worth a few bucks to give them that kind of tip in advance. I've never done that myself, but it's something that Jafro does, so I'll pass on the information.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
(Note: the location has changed from 2510 s. 48th St. to 122 S. Antelope Valley Parkway) This is my preferred auto service station. I've been in Lincoln since 1979, and over the years have gone to several different places. I've never had a truly horrible auto-repair experience anywhere in Lincoln (except the one time that Sears forgot to tighten the bolts on a new tire). H & S, however, is my favorite of the bunch. They really do take the "honest" approach seriously. On several occasions they could have easily talked me into a more expensive repair, but instead told me (correctly) that I could get by with less money using a different approach. They're human -- one time they guessed that my old van would *probably* survive a trip to Texas, but it died halfway through Oklahoma. Nobody can be sure of that sort of thing, however, so I don't hold it against them. H&S is still my favorite auto repair shop, and I strongly recommend them.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This was my older daughter's favorite place to hang out with friends in high school.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago