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William Dye
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Thanks for the post. I don't have a Honda, but it's interesting to see the similarities and differences between engine types.  In the interest of constructive feedback, the hissing air in the sound track made me turn down the volume so low that the voice work was barely perceptible.  I'm guessing that it didn't sound that bad when you reviewed it yourself, but mobile device audio playback quality is notoriously variable.  I've seen several cases in which a music background that was mixed in a professional production studio became way, way too loud, drowning out the voice work.  My guess is that the combination of YouTube data compression and the variances of different playback devices can dramatically change audio balance, especially on mobile phones.  I think the only answer is to go the route of successful YouTube car channels like Jafromobile, Robert Baxley, and Tom's Turbo Garage: record most of your voiceovers in post-production, and avoid mixing music under voice.  I know it's a pain sometimes, but on the bright side, you can correct misstatements in post-prod in the voiceover instead of creating a graphic overlay.  Anyway, thanks again for the post.  It really does help folks like me who just want to learn more about cars.
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Great run! All that work and engine knowledge clearly paid off. One strange thing I noticed: in the video it looks lke a gap opens up in your sun roof at higher speeds. Is that normal?
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Is it worth worrying about the oxygen that slowly permeates through normal zipper-lock bags? The OTR (Oxygen Transmission Rate) of polyethylene is high enough that some folks buy fancy foil-coated mylar bags and/or oxygen absorbing packets for the long-term storage of things like food.  I have no idea how much oxygen it would take to damage a properly pickled injector, but just for my peace of mind I'd probably spend a dollar to wrap the four smaller bags together in a sheet of aluminum foil (which has an extremely low OTR), and put it all into another zipper-lock bag.

If there's a source of fresh iron filings around, you also could make a cheap oxygen scavenger by putting some unrusted iron bits into a separate ziplock bag.  Many of the oxygen-absorbing bags that you can buy are essentially the same thing.  Pack the absorber bag next to the injector bags before applying the foil wrap.  The majority of the leftover O2 that's slowly swimming around inside should hit an iron filing before it hits an injector interior.  I'm guessing that this second step would not be worth the time to do it, but one bonus is that when you open up the bag later, you can quickly check the filings.  If they've rusted even a little during storage, then maybe that extra step was a good idea after all.
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The aluminum foil may be worth while considering its cheap cost but I don’t think its an issue.

The initial problem is the use of ethanol based fuels that draw in the moisture causing the corrosion. With these fuels cleaned out and the water dispersant in place, I believe it would take more moisture than what seeps through a  zip-lock to warrant the other steps. 

It is some good information for those that live in really humid climates or extended storage. Thanks for the information. 
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Is anyone investigating the use of this technology for looking & working inside mechanical systems such as automobile engines? One could even do "surgery" by, for example, cleaning off carbon deposits that are keeping valves from sealing properly.
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It looks and sounds beautiful!  Thanks for sharing the video.  I hope you & your dad are having a great time building it together.
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My technique: stand on scale, note weight, pick up item, note new weight, subtract. Alternate: put on 2+ items and divide.
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+robertbaxley That's how we weighed our bulldog.  ;)
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Dave does a good "grumpy old man" voice.
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I was expecting the spahgetti scene to turn into a "Lady and the Tramp" reference.
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"Fast Forward" is one of the reasons why I became a computer programmer, a job that I still hold today. Many thanks to those who created it. If part of your intent was to inspire others, it worked.

I found this video because I still remember the music in the credits. Does anyone know if that music is part of a complete song? Google's music search function couldn't find a match.
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The ending made me laugh. :-) Congrats on a great run.
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I had no clue the Go-Pro would pick it up but it made for a good ending :) Glad you liked it.
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If a flashlight can survive being used as a shotgun shell, why not a small camera? Has anybody done this already? A quick search on YouTube didn't yield anything relevant, but I can't be the first person to think of this. I'm guessing that getting a comprehensible image would be by far the hard part. Stability would be a huge issue, obviously, but another constraint is raster scanning artifacts. Hmm. Tricky, but should be possible. If this hasn't been done yet, then I propose calling it the Edgerton challenge, in honor of Doc Edgerton.
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+TAOFLEDERMAUS  I agree that the raw imagery would look chaotic, but as a filmmaker, you already know that a lot of chaos gets cleaned up in post-production. :-)  People have already made usable videos from Go-Pro cameras attached to a spinning American football (search cnet for "BallCam"), using an algorithm to un-spin the imagery in post.  The "camera falls in pig pen" video on YouTube is roughly comprehensible without any post-processing at all, and could probably be un-twisted using the algorithms from the BallCam research.  Truly chaotic wavering around would be tougher to handle, so it might be better to deliberately put a spin on the projectile to make the distortion more predictable.  

The military has long funded research to put cameras into mortar and artillery shells, to be used as short-flight recon drones.  A couple of examples are at Georgia Tech (search for reconnaissance round gatech edu) and West Virginia (search for wvu edu smart projectile).

Unfortunately those examples are from cameras that aren't much faster than a normal video frame rate.  I was hoping for something more like a million-fps bullet-time video from the viewpoint of the bullets.  Given the cost of Phantom-grade cameras, however, that's probably not practical yet unless some rich person wants to fund the research.  By the way, if some rich person is reading this and thinking "cool beans I should like totally fund that because science and stuff", please bring me into the project!

Still, it would be cool to see a Go-Pro launched in manner similar to mortar shells, and that project looks to be a lot more achievable.  I suggest starting out with launching it on a rocket at first, to see if the images can indeed be restored in post.  If you decide to get gunpowder involved, it might be a good idea to put in a lot of padding to smooth out the initial acceleration.
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Has anyone tried turning the dials even further?  That is, has anyone tried using no oil whatsoever, wetting the chicken with water, and starting with a completely cold pan?
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Never, in the entire history of cooking. 
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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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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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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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Is the 8-hour workday really ideal – or necessary? A look into the research on work time and how to optimize it for greater happiness and su

Wobble Wobble
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Shanghai Restoration Project Remixes
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Sky Map
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Super Quick Video Tips: Are Your Coffee Beans Fresh?
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Ski Safari
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Ride penguins, yetis and more in an endless downhill avalanche escape!★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Great! - Love everything about this game. The graphics are

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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8:54pm - Performance Several times each year, our church hosts concerts for A-list contemporary Christian musicians. My wife heads up hospit

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World's Smallest Magnetic Byte - Sixty Symbols
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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 - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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 - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months 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
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(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
We got a flat tire in the middle of a long road trip, and hobbled into Eagle Tire only because it was the closest shop we could find. When an out-of-towner needs car service in a hurry, they're pretty vulnerable to being overcharged, but Eagle fixed the tire quickly, helped us get the spare put away, and only charged us $19.25, which I guess is the standard rate. We left a $5 tip.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: GoodService: Excellent
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago