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xyz823
09-12-2009, 02:35 PM
Whats everyone want for Christmas this year?

hueybot3000
09-12-2009, 02:44 PM
A computer chair and booze

Speedy Gonzales
09-12-2009, 02:45 PM
Nothing :p I give / buy nothing for anyone else, I get nothing

josh2200
09-12-2009, 02:49 PM
A Telecom xt phone, to get on the $12 Texting plan.

ronyville
09-12-2009, 03:05 PM
an ipod touch would be nice :)

pctek
09-12-2009, 03:07 PM
A job before we're even more in the ****.

prefect
09-12-2009, 03:11 PM
Not getting called out on stat days to drive or do breakdowns would be top of my xmas wish list. Last year I got called out heaps but was too drunk to do a couple of them.

wratterus
09-12-2009, 03:12 PM
Nothing. I've got a job, a car, a new motorbike and a kick ass computer to name a few things. Santa's omnipresent, I reckon he should try taking the recession up the @ss and see if that helps things for those who aren't so fortunate. Christmas is very wasteful in general.

Scientists at a leading American university have published across the Internet a proof of the impossibility of Santa Claus.

According to calculations apparently made at the Massachusetts institute of Technology, Santa has 91.8m homes to visit around the world each Christmas night, which, taking full advantage of the earth's rotation, works out as 822.6 visits per second.

That is to say, for every Christian household with good children, Santa has 1/1000th of a second to park, hop out of the sleigh, jump down the chimney, fill the stockings, distribute the remaining presents under the tree, eat whatever delicacies have been left out for him, struggle back up the chimney, into the sleigh, and then move on to the next house.

The report continues: "Assuming that each of these 91.8 million stops are evenly distributed around the earth (which, of course, we know to be false, but for the purposes of our argument will accept) we are now talking about .78 miles per household: a total trip of 75.5 million miles, not counting stops. "This means that Santa's sleigh is moving at 650 miles per second, 3,000 times the speed of sound. For the purposes of comparison, the fastest man-made vehicle on earth, the Ulysses space probe, moves a t a poky 27.4 miles per second; a conventional reindeer can run at 15 miles per hour."

The scientists calculate the weight of the sleigh, assuming that each deserving child gets a present weighing about as much as a medium-sized box of lego, 2lbs. This would add up to 321,300 tons, not counting Santa himself.

Assume that the flying reindeer are 10 times as strong as conventional, earthbound Rangifer Tarandus Tarandus; such a weight of presents would need 214,200 flying reindeer to pull at the necessary speed. That, in turn, increases the payload of the sleighto 353,430 tons (not counting Santa, who is always described as overweight).

And here the analysis reaches its tragic point. For 353,000 tons travelling at 650 miles per second through the earth's atmosphere creates enormous air resistance. The reindeer will start to glow like a spacecraft or a meteor entering the earth's atmosphere. But they will not glow for long, for within fractions of a second they will burst into flame with a tremendous sonic boom, exposing the pair behind them, who in turn will vapourise in a flash, exposing the next pair in line - and within .00426 of asecond the whole team, the sleigh, and Santa too will have vanished in a tremendous flash and bang from contact with the earth's atmosphere.

I see this every year but it's always a good read!

Jams
09-12-2009, 03:15 PM
My partner asked me to make a Christmas wish list so she has some idea of what i want.


Sunglasses
Cinema Surround Sound
Camera Accessories
T-shirts
Headphones
Video Games

pcuser42
09-12-2009, 03:20 PM
I know what I'm getting for Christmas - a Nintendo Wii. :D

R2x1
09-12-2009, 03:25 PM
A job would be neat.

Failing that, a bit less ham than average years, just so that I can see a ham sandwich without gut convulsions before winter arrives.

However, I'll probably just settle for too much beer.

lakewoodlady
09-12-2009, 03:36 PM
A lotto win would be nice. Failing that, some more RAM for my laptop!
Plus of course world peace, cure for cancer and heart disease.

LL

Sweep
09-12-2009, 04:25 PM
I would like a Lady whether she lives on a Lake or not.

Cicero
09-12-2009, 04:40 PM
A job before we're even more in the ****.

A marketing man would be nice for you!

Greg
10-12-2009, 09:49 AM
A gorgeous dumb blonde woman. Really dumb. Really really dumb.

Metla
10-12-2009, 10:01 AM
15th Anniversary Speed Triple.

GameJunkie
10-12-2009, 10:05 AM
64GB ipod touch
fallout 3 GOTY
fifa 09/10
1.5 TB external drive
windows 7
42" LCD for the xbox
money from relatives :D
bioshock
far cry 2

SolMiester
10-12-2009, 10:19 AM
I'd love a SSD (intel G2)

however, I did just buy some 9 new golf irons worth $900

Trev
10-12-2009, 10:20 AM
Nothing :p I give / buy nothing for anyone else, I get nothing
x1
:)

Gobe1
10-12-2009, 10:55 AM
I know what I'm getting for Christmas - a Nintendo Wii. :D

Awww have you been peeking?

ronyville
10-12-2009, 10:59 AM
A gorgeous dumb blonde woman. Really dumb. Really really dumb.

:lol: kinda like Megan Fox with blonde hair :p

xyz823
10-12-2009, 11:01 AM
64GB Ipod touch
1.5 TB external drive
42" LCD
Money
New router
A Car
100pk DVD+R

Thats bout it lol.

wratterus
10-12-2009, 11:09 AM
:lol: kinda like Megan Fox with blonde hair :p

Dumber. :lol: Is that even possible?

kenj
10-12-2009, 12:21 PM
Peace on Earth, and goodwill to mankind.

Cue Tui's ad!!

Ken

R2x1
10-12-2009, 12:22 PM
I wish Xmas and all the media slavering that accompanies it was over. For good.

beetle
10-12-2009, 12:50 PM
Well what i wish for is.............. enough money to pay all my bills before christmas, and enough to get my beloved jeep back on the road,:rolleyes:

also i just want to spend the day with my family, and my mum to realise what we are doing and remember it. and that she is having one of her good days.

and maybe enough money to buy my kids a present, my son has asked for a pavlova to eat for xmas and my daughter wants to get her ears pierced and at the moment thats about all they are going to get.


oh and maybe enough left to cover the cost of my daughters braces.

all is not doom and gloom tho, i have 3 weeks holiday so i can relax and do nothing till the 11th January.......

:)
beetle

pcuser42
10-12-2009, 05:42 PM
Awww have you been peeking?

Mum asked me if I wanted to know, I said yes. :p

(It's shared with my brother though.)

convair
10-12-2009, 07:39 PM
What do I want?

A CH flight yoke like this
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/y_fsyusb.html

CH Throttle
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/throttles.html

Rudder Pedals
http://www.chproducts.com/retail/throttles.html

Poppa John
10-12-2009, 07:52 PM
Metla to replace Maryann's Metla 2 comp 80GB HD with the 250GB hd which we have been given.

Havent asked him yet!!! Dreading it.:blush: PJ :crying

beetle
10-12-2009, 09:45 PM
PJ ....in mets case, take plenty of food to give to metla when you need to grovel........... and smile nicely......... lol

He is such a sweetie he will........... :p say yeah sure....

:)

beetle

Metla
10-12-2009, 09:54 PM
Metla to replace Maryann's Metla 2 comp 80GB HD with the 250GB hd which we have been given.

Havent asked him yet!!! Dreading it.:blush: PJ :crying


Excellent.

Though whats to dread?,when I have the time I'm happy to help,when I don't have the time, then theres not much we can do about it.

Off to Auckland on Sunday for a few days, and then its nearly Christmas so we will see what time allows.

gary67
11-12-2009, 07:01 AM
Mine arrived yesterday a nice shiny new yellow gps from Garmin, all I need to do now is organise a tramping trip to try it out after Christmas

Greg
11-12-2009, 09:26 AM
Off to Auckland on Sunday for a few days, and then its nearly Christmas so we will see what time allows.
Whatcha getting up to up there Metz? Visiting family?

prefect
11-12-2009, 09:31 AM
Mine arrived yesterday a nice shiny new yellow gps from Garmin, all I need to do now is organise a tramping trip to try it out after Christmas
Try a tramp to top of Mt Arthur in fog.

R2x1
11-12-2009, 09:48 AM
Whatcha getting up to up there Metz? Visiting family?
Maybe a PF1 lunch would be indicated?

pcuser42
11-12-2009, 09:49 AM
Agreed.

Metla
11-12-2009, 09:50 AM
Whatcha getting up to up there Metz? Visiting family?

Training in planning a confined space entry.:groan:

Metla
11-12-2009, 09:52 AM
Sorry people, I'll be arriving late, Busy for two days solid, and then getting straight back on the road.

Next time.

Cicero
11-12-2009, 10:09 AM
Training in planning a confined space entry.:groan:

Hope earth re-entry is unevenfull.