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TR Community scoreboard for March 1, 2013

By Sonja Thompson Staff ·
Here are the TR community stats for the past week:

TR members with the most total posts on the forums
Slayer_ - 44
Tony Hopkinson - 41
robo_dev - 30
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 29
aidemzo_adanac - 28

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Discussions forum - 51
Tony Hopkinson - 47
lastchip - 46
Palmetto_CharlieSpencer - 40
PGS-AU - 27

TR members with the most Votes Up in the Q&A forum
wizard57m-cnet - 7
OH Smeg - 5
robo_dev - 4
loadmatts - 3
Slayer_, gechurch, and tekprojects - 2

Spam busters
CharlieSpencer_Palmetto - 7
alan.frank and eaglewolf - 1

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Play Nice?

by Michael Jay In reply to Easy now....

At least Charlie did not chew his pop tart into the shape of a pistol, now that would be bad;

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I liked the kid here

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Play Nice?

Who had been instructed to bring something Interesting to Show & Tell so she brought a WW11 Hand grenade. :^0


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I like

by Michael Jay In reply to I liked the kid here

the response from the school and other officials for a much better outcome than the pop tart gun event.

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And the funny thing is

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to I like

About 35 years ago the place where I lived was newly built on what was once a Army ordnance Dump.

It was not uncommon to dig up corroded complete 303 Shells while working in the garden. Things got slightly worse when a Bulldozer driver struck a 4 inch shell and it exploded with the blade of the dozer.

Back then we just gathered up the unused shells that we dug up and took them to the local Police Station where they where responsible for disposing of them. I have no idea what else was buried there but there where lots of Rifle Shells and as mentioned above at the very least 1 Cannon Shell so it wouldn't have surprised me if there was other ordnance there.

Of course now days they panic call the Bomb Squad in and create a scene. I can remember the first time I took any shells to the Police they handed me a old army 303 and told me to go across the road and fire them. These things where rusted out totally and while they where full of Cordite I very much doubt that the Cap would have gone off let alone ignite the Cordite. My response was No Way that's way too dangerous for my liking as personally I wouldn't expect the Breach of the rifle to withstand the abuse that was being dished out. While some of the shells may have sent the projectile out the end of the barrel I suspect that most would have done nothing at all and just be added to a pile of unspent bullets that still had to be disposed of.

Even if they did manage to go BANG I have serious doubts just how far the projectile could have gone or if they got out the end of the barrel at all but the damage to the rifle wouldn't have been my idea of fun holding it. While those old Lee Enfields where solid they still had their limits and those shells where well beyond them.


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Robotics week for me

by NickNielsen In reply to TR Community scoreboard f ...

In Myrtle Beach, no less!

Tomorrow's the last day of competition. Any TR peers in the area are welcome to visit. Parking at the MB Convention Center is free for this event, so take advantage while you can!.

And any peers in the MB area who would like can hook up with Horry County school teams who will welcome any and all assistance!

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