Random Thoughts Thread - Page 2399
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House > Random Thoughts Thread

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-09-2013, 12:08 PM   #23981
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Balota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Glenpool, Oklahoma
Posts: 3,677
Liked 2608 Times on 1583 Posts
Likes Given: 2684

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by winds-of-change View Post
My youngest son said he could set it up so it looks just like Windows 7 for me. I believe he can.
He probably can. I had to download an "app" that makes the Desktop the first thing open. But anytime you do something to start one of the other apps it can be a pain to get back to the desktop.
__________________

Balota
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
Practice does NOT make perfect. Practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Check out 5th FTF Shoot & Hoot.http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f138/5th-ftf-shotgun-shoot-hoot-vanzant-mo-apr-11-12-2015-a-109479/

Balota is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:04 PM   #23982
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,800
Liked 839 Times on 546 Posts
Likes Given: 968

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MobileMarine View Post
Notice I say engine and not motor . Motors are electric and engines are fuel
I had to hit that dead horse just one more time LMAO
If thats the case why is Detroit the "Motor city"? Why do all the car companys have "motors" in their name? Why do boats have outboard motors that are powered by engines? What about rocket motors?? How about a motorcycle? Why do you buy motor oil to put in your engine?
__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.

Last edited by Trez; 04-09-2013 at 05:10 PM.
Trez is offline  
4
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:08 PM   #23983
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,709
Liked 22085 Times on 12429 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trez View Post
If thats the case why is Detroit the "Motor city"? Why do boats have outboard motors that are powered by engines? What about rocket motors??

thank you Trez! i needed a headache this early in the morning!
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:28 PM   #23984
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dyslexic_llama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 89
Liked 28 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Wondering whether I should go for the Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA or just grab a 12 pack of some adjunct lager.

__________________
dyslexic_llama is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:29 PM   #23985
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
gearhead396's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,132
Liked 181 Times on 161 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by axxe55

thank you Trez! i needed a headache this early in the morning!
Lol I was thinking the same thing. Almost all my friends say motor when referring to engine it really gets under my skin..
__________________

"You can all go to Hell and I will go to Texas"

gearhead396 is offline  
axxe55 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 05:30 PM   #23986
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MobileMarine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: youngsville,nc
Posts: 3,789
Liked 1259 Times on 903 Posts
Likes Given: 626

Default

Quote:
If thats the case why is Detroit the "Motor city"? Why do all the car companys have "motors" in their name? Why do boats have outboard motors that are powered by engines? What about rocket motors?? How about a motorcycle? Why do you buy motor oil to put in your engine?
You saw that show too huh ?
Why do cars park in the drive way and drive on the park way ? Why more hot dogs in a pack than buns in a pack ?

Kinda awkward sitiation this morning , on the way to court to dismiss a inspection ticket , I passed 2 cars then a wild life officer waiting to turn out , all at 90+ , he was lookin me pretty hard . Get to court ..........there he is

Pucker butthole and whistle random tune while casually sneaking away
__________________

Danger is real , Fear is a option

“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”

MobileMarine is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 06:17 PM   #23987
I'm a mechanic, I fix problems you didn't know you had, in ways you do not understand
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cinderocka1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Laradise
Posts: 6,830
Liked 3944 Times on 2189 Posts
Likes Given: 173

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearhead396 View Post

Lol I was thinking the same thing. Almost all my friends say motor when referring to engine it really gets under my skin..
My teachers get mad when someone says motor. Drives them crazy, drives me crazy.

Trez, just because it is used improperly doesn't make it right.
__________________

3 gallons of crazy in a 2 gallon bucket

Know your limits; exceed them often

That which does not kill me had better run pretty damn fast.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.

Cinderocka1989 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 06:22 PM   #23988
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
c3shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Third bunker on the right,Central Virginia
Posts: 17,493
Liked 9918 Times on 4270 Posts
Likes Given: 1561

Default

Say, what is it that they call those funny brackets that hold the engine in place in the car?


__________________

What we have here is... failure- to communicate.

c3shooter is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #23989
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,800
Liked 839 Times on 546 Posts
Likes Given: 968

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinderocka1989 View Post
My teachers get mad when someone says motor. Drives them crazy, drives me crazy.

Trez, just because it is used improperly doesn't make it right.
But its not incorrect.....


Quote:
A motor is a machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion.

An engine is a motor that converts thermal energy to mechanical work.


So an engine is a specific type of motor. That's why it's not incorrect to speak of a motorboat, or a motorcar, or a motor speedway, even if the boat or car is clearly powered by combustion.

Note that if there's no combustion, there's no engine. Purely electric cars don't have engines.
__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2013, 08:20 PM   #23990
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Reno,Texas
Posts: 10,211
Liked 6577 Times on 3639 Posts
Likes Given: 27929

Default

Trez is right. It's basically like calling a rifle a gun. It's a specific kind of gun, but it's still a gun.

I usually say engine when refering to cars though.

__________________
texaswoodworker is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Post random photos you have taken cpttango30 The Club House 72 06-01-2014 06:33 PM
What are your thoughts on the .357 SIG? Samhain The Club House 17 09-08-2009 11:33 PM
your thoughts dirtysouth The Club House 11 08-03-2008 05:47 PM