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Offline goodfellow

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2022, 02:50:41 PM »
You motorcycle guys might remember the following acronyms when taking the class M license exam.

SIPDE -- Scan Identify Predict Decide Execute

FINE-C  -- Fuel, Ignition, Neutral, Engine (kill switch off), Clutch  (or on older bikes also include Choke)

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2022, 08:46:15 PM »
Suck Squeeze Bang Blow.... Four stroke engine.

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2022, 11:43:56 AM »
I use this one alot these days.

Red sky at morning - sailors take warning.
Red sky at night - sailors delight.

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #18 on: August 04, 2022, 01:45:35 PM »
We have those stickers on mirrors and top corner of the windshield on many of our trucks. Never hurts to follow that. You can be safe for yrs and all it takes is one incident and you aren't safe any more.
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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2022, 08:11:57 AM »
When I worked in the US driving truck , our logbook pages had the letters GOAL in pale writing imposed into the background of where we wrote all the info for our day  , it stood for “ get out and look” if you weren’t sure of anything, still stays with me to today over 20 years later ….


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great advice. i operate a lot of equipment that is large with poor visibility or plain old, obstructed views. i wish i could count the times i have gotten out for a look around once twice or more times. as i get older, reaction time, vision. night vison and sore joints all compound my fears. i don't mind fixing things that break but i hate fixing things i needlessly broke or damaged.
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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2022, 02:06:13 PM »
I use this one alot these days.

Red sky at morning - sailors take warning.
Red sky at night - sailors delight.

I seem to remember hearing that one, but I no longer remember what is referenced?

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #21 on: August 06, 2022, 12:45:54 PM »
I use this one alot these days.

Red sky at morning - sailors take warning.
Red sky at night - sailors delight.

I seem to remember hearing that one, but I no longer remember what is referenced?

It's what seamen used to forecast the days weather. A bright red sunset meant the next day would be calm, but a bright red sunrise meant stormy weather. I think.   :34:

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Re: Acronyms and other memory prickers
« Reply #22 on: August 06, 2022, 12:52:07 PM »
A quick way to calculate the temp in Fahrenheit if you're given the Celsius figure: Times two, minus 10%, add 32. Helped immensely in chem class.

Convert 100 deg C: Times 2 (makes 200), minus 10% (which is 20, making 180) then add 32 (makes 212).

Now I just need to learn a little diddy going the other way. When visiting Europe people found out I was from Arizona, and they asked how hot it got. I said 105 wasn't unusual. They gasped. Then I realized they thought I meant 105 deg C.  :-\