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Snaggy

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Icon 13 posted March 23, 2006 15:50      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
friggin frackin frack!

Our neighbour has the world's loudest truck... no muffler. And every now and then he starts it at 6:30 in the morning. Revs the heck out of it. VROOOM VROOOOM VRROOOOMMMM!!!

Sometimes he leaves it running for like 20 minutes, then just shuts it off.... doesn't even drive away.

So yeah, I'm sleep deprived. [Mad] [Mad] [Mad] [tired]


P.S. neighbour, if you're reading this, please don't slash our tires.

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Aw man! I thought out where you are it was supposed to be blissfully peaceful. Didn't he read the contract? [Mad]

Perhaps loud LAN parties till 4am will keep him quieter at 6. [evil]

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Snaggy________________Isn't it a kick in the slats to have a neighbor like that. Now I am in now way suggestioning that you do this but sugar in the gas really does not work, fuel oil will make it run funny with little power and hard starting, and there are agents that will make lube oil gel thereby negating its abilty to lubricate.

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A bit of bleach in the gas tank will work wonders on that loud engine of his - confirmed by the Mythbusters and yours truly [evil]
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quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
friggin frackin frack!

Somebody's been watching a little too much BSG. If there is such a thing, that is. [Big Grin]

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My neighbours are pretty nice, but the old man cuts marble for tiling, I think. So he has his nice stone cutting saw, which he sometimes likes to fire up at around 7 or 7:30 in the morning, often on weekends, and I'm not a morning person so it really shits me off.

He also repainted his daughter's car, not very well I might add. So we often get the compressor and air gun going as well as he touches up the paint job on the car.

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Do you have a fireplace? A chainsaw? Is there any possibility you might run out of wood at 2am some morning and just happen to have some logs that are a tad too large stored on the part of your lot that's closest to his bedroom window?

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How about being proactive? Bake a batch of cookies or make a good pie and go visit your neighbors. Make some smalltalk while you give them the baked goods, during which conversation casually mention the loud truck in the early mornings. Find out if there are extraneous circumstances and/or gently suggest that the truck is louder than they might realize. You could also recommend a good place to buy an inexpensive muffler.

Failing that, burn them in effigy.

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My neighbours have either way too much spare time or way to many paintings because they are constantly hammering nails into the walls. And my other neighbours enjoy having loud parties till the early hours of the morning.

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Snaggy --

play it cool, nice and friendly as Rhonwyyn suggested.
If it fails, an Accuracy International sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua.
Aim at the engine block, or the tires (depends on your personal preference) and pull the trigger.
Tada- problem solved.

Thomas

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quote:
Originally posted by Tom- geeking around:
Snaggy --

play it cool, nice and friendly as Rhonwyyn suggested.
If it fails, an Accuracy International sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua.
Aim at the engine block, or the tires (depends on your personal preference) and pull the trigger.
Tada- problem solved.

Thomas

Be sure that the shot placement doesn't give away your general location/direction of fire.
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just stick a potatoe in the exhaust manifold

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quote:
Originally posted by Jace Raven:
quote:
Originally posted by Tom- geeking around:
Snaggy --

play it cool, nice and friendly as Rhonwyyn suggested.
If it fails, an Accuracy International sniper rifle chambered in .338 Lapua.
Aim at the engine block, or the tires (depends on your personal preference) and pull the trigger.
Tada- problem solved.

Thomas

Be sure that the shot placement doesn't give away your general location/direction of fire.
<someone who knows nothing about guns>
Link it up to a computerized armature, and fire upward, resulting in a shot directly pointing down? I don't know how much force there'd be going down...but with any luck it'd be enough.
</someone...>

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quote:
Originally posted by canadiangeek:
just stick a potatoe in the exhaust manifold

Is that you, Mr Quayle?
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tampoons in the gas tank...
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SO if we are all going to suggest wrong illegal actions I suggest to make the illegal action simple. STEAL THE TRUCK. I don't even think you would need to know how to hot wire a car. Wake up at four one morning, pull your car behind his. Tie them together. (Here is the important part. ) break open a window and put the car in nuetral. Drive to some distant body of water and push the truck in. Simplest solutions are always the best solutions.

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While I like the gun idea, my personal favorite:

Thermite on the engine.

Will melt right through, at 3000 degrees F.

(if you have no clue what this is, Wiki it, but you didnt hear it from me *evil look*)

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
I don't know how much force there'd be going down...but with any luck it'd be enough.
</someone...>

Simple physics. The kinetic energy is a function of the mass of the projectile and the velocity. We can ignore the mass, since it doesn't change when you fire straight up. And the velocity of any projectile when it hits the ground is the same as the velocity when it is fired (ignoring air resistance). So you'd lose a bit of energy due to air resistance, but probably not too much.

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quote:
Originally posted by Luke Skywalker:
Thermite on the engine.

Or if you're in Oz, marmite or vegemite...

/coat

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quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
I don't know how much force there'd be going down...but with any luck it'd be enough.
</someone...>

Simple physics. The kinetic energy is a function of the mass of the projectile and the velocity. We can ignore the mass, since it doesn't change when you fire straight up. And the velocity of any projectile when it hits the ground is the same as the velocity when it is fired (ignoring air resistance). So you'd lose a bit of energy due to air resistance, but probably not too much.
With high-velocity projectiles, the air resistance would probably be a major factor, but what the hey, let's just run with it and see what we get...

A quick google for sniper rifle muzzle velocity produced a figure of 854 m/s for M82A2. Ignoring air friction, the projectile would reach a height of about 37 km, 87 seconds after you fired the shot. It would take another 87 seconds to fall to its target. With a bit of careful management, you could be standing at your victims front door when the shot hit, providing yourself with a pretty good alibi.

Of course, accuracy could be a bit of a problem, what with the 74 km round trip and all...

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
I don't know how much force there'd be going down...but with any luck it'd be enough.
</someone...>

Simple physics. The kinetic energy is a function of the mass of the projectile and the velocity. We can ignore the mass, since it doesn't change when you fire straight up. And the velocity of any projectile when it hits the ground is the same as the velocity when it is fired (ignoring air resistance). So you'd lose a bit of energy due to air resistance, but probably not too much.
With high-velocity projectiles, the air resistance would probably be a major factor, but what the hey, let's just run with it and see what we get...

A quick google for sniper rifle muzzle velocity produced a figure of 854 m/s for M82A2. Ignoring air friction, the projectile would reach a height of about 37 km, 87 seconds after you fired the shot. It would take another 87 seconds to fall to its target. With a bit of careful management, you could be standing at your victims front door when the shot hit, providing yourself with a pretty good alibi.

Of course, accuracy could be a bit of a problem, what with the 74 km round trip and all...

Woo-hoo! Thanks, TFD! I've come to hate physics -- I already knew the answer magefile gave, more or less, but there was no way I was going to work on the compuations.

Now then, regarding accuracy - what about a Beowulf cluster of rifles?

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Grrrrr ! My neighbor does landscape, so he is very keep on keeping his lawn in shape.
It was terrible when my bedroom was right beside the front of his house.... In the middle of the nigth he would decide to trim the bushes. All I would hear is :CHAINSAW: right outside my window while Jason flashes through my mind,(Fri 13th) and I just about have a freaking heart attack !

It was also bad when I was younger and his sons would stay up quite late with all of their friends playing basketball.

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Keen *^ ... before anyone else corrects me.
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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by magefile:
quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
I don't know how much force there'd be going down...but with any luck it'd be enough.
</someone...>

Simple physics. The kinetic energy is a function of the mass of the projectile and the velocity. We can ignore the mass, since it doesn't change when you fire straight up. And the velocity of any projectile when it hits the ground is the same as the velocity when it is fired (ignoring air resistance). So you'd lose a bit of energy due to air resistance, but probably not too much.
With high-velocity projectiles, the air resistance would probably be a major factor, but what the hey, let's just run with it and see what we get...

A quick google for sniper rifle muzzle velocity produced a figure of 854 m/s for M82A2. Ignoring air friction, the projectile would reach a height of about 37 km, 87 seconds after you fired the shot. It would take another 87 seconds to fall to its target. With a bit of careful management, you could be standing at your victims front door when the shot hit, providing yourself with a pretty good alibi.

Of course, accuracy could be a bit of a problem, what with the 74 km round trip and all...

Woo-hoo! Thanks, TFD! I've come to hate physics -- I already knew the answer magefile gave, more or less, but there was no way I was going to work on the compuations.

Now then, regarding accuracy - what about a Beowulf cluster of rifles?

Accuracy is simple. Just find the distance the round would travel before it reaches its' maximum height then double that and invert and use the distance knob on the weapons sights to compensate. Find the nomenclature of the weapon and find the average arc at that distance and cut it in half. that is how far the weapon will need to be from the target.
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Don't forget to cordon off the area so no stray birds, airplanes, or satellites intercept the bullet on its way up or down.

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