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by Uncle Fester
January 3rd, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Uncle Fester
Replies: 3
Views: 817

Uncle Fester

I never thought I'd ever have to post something like this, but here goes: Saturday morning I had my left big toe lopped off. I had a long-term infection that spread to the bone. Bone was crumbling and it had to go. I was admitted Friday, toe came off Saturday, and I was home Monday. I'm feeling a bi...
by Uncle Fester
March 27th, 2016, 8:07 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Connecting two simple machines
Replies: 12
Views: 3431

Re: Connecting two simple machines

I originally didn't answer because your very-ong-winded argument, dome without reading the rules, impressed me more as flame bait than an honest question. But, after being reminded about a NATIONAL tournament where someone ran afoul of this exact situation, I decided to answer. Be forwarned; you won...
by Uncle Fester
March 21st, 2016, 9:57 pm
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Indiana 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8428

Re: Indiana 2016

Had a great time. Started out quite ill, but it settled down during the day. nothing $7,000 worth of medications won't heal. Made a few announcements during the day and backed up Kevin when a few parents got uppity. Some clown had the nerve to ask me if I knew anything about the event, and evreyone ...
by Uncle Fester
March 16th, 2016, 4:42 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: EVERYBODY!
Replies: 1
Views: 1332

EVERYBODY!

ALL of you. WHether you have your mission done or not. FIND A TUTORIAL ON SIMPLE MACHINES and study it. Univ. Arkansas has one that probably the best. More than half the questions here, and quite afew of the answers, are absolutely apalling. Read. Research. Draw force and motion diagrams. KNOW YOUR...
by Uncle Fester
March 16th, 2016, 4:37 am
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Connecting two simple machines
Replies: 12
Views: 3431

Re: Connecting two simple machines

First part, non-simple machines linking simple machines, is good. Only issue is it's easy to iadvertantly use something that's actually a simple machine. Mousetrap explanation is wrong. Althoughh a mousetrap has three simple machines, it's one device (unless you happen to have BUILT the better mouse...
by Uncle Fester
March 16th, 2016, 4:25 am
Forum: 2016 Invitationals, Regionals, and States
Topic: Indiana 2016
Replies: 36
Views: 8428

Re: Indiana 2016

Surprise; I'm actually going to States this weekend, one last time. This is the fourth year in a row I'm retiring. Amtrakking to Renssealer tomorrow (Thursday), staying with friends and coming down Friday, working Mission one more time, and returning to Grand Rapids Saturday & Sunday. It's kind of c...
by Uncle Fester
February 26th, 2016, 6:11 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Inclined Plane question
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: Inclined Plane question

Good question onyour part. Answer is "no." Nothing is pulling/pushing the mass on the ramp.
by Uncle Fester
February 18th, 2016, 11:01 pm
Forum: General Competition
Topic: A Small Rant
Replies: 21
Views: 4168

Re: A Small Rant

Old news; I encounter this stuff two or three times a year. S.O. is a person/partner event, but a team competition. The moment you metioned being bad in one event, it all fell into place. By moving othe students around, a coach can realize net improvement in abilities across the board. You can be th...
by Uncle Fester
February 12th, 2016, 5:51 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Wheel and Axle
Replies: 4
Views: 2038

Re: Wheel and Axle

Agreed. You're not using a wheel and axle; you happen to be using a friction-reducing device.

Dunno if you were planning on 'pointing' the ramp, but inclined plane WORK needs to go uphill.
by Uncle Fester
December 31st, 2015, 9:23 pm
Forum: Mission Possible B
Topic: Target Time
Replies: 6
Views: 1860

Re: Target Time

Oh, good, they fixed that hole. At nationals in 04 and 06, a few last-second (and I mean second) decosions had to be made.

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