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Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile

another thing you hear commonly in earthquake engineering is "failure modes" or similar, which is focused on not will it fail, but how it fails. Everything fails sooner or later, but when it does is it suddenly dangerously catastrophic, or does it fail gracefully / slowly. Which is essenti...
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile

"Chileans are big on pushing this myth that if a building stands up to an earthquake, or several earthquakes, that they are some how more sound and proven. What it really means is that like bending a paperclip back and forth, eventually it will break." Oh, ho. So nice to see in someone el...
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile

yea, around Temuco, after the 2010 earthquake, you could see new buildings that had the base supports at the ground level completely blown out, where you could see the rebar sticking out of the concrete. Sometimes it was just a strange bulge at the corners. As I walk around say los condes in Santiag...
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Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Chile Classifieds
Topic: FOR SALE combi T2 VW 1989 in Santiago
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: FOR SALE combi T2 VW 1989 in Santiago

kms and year?
by admin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 11:36 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 11:36 pm

great article looking at the liklyhood that this increases the liklyhood of an 8.3+ event off the coast.

http://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/ ... kely-3261/
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Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 11:36 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 11:36 pm

hang in there kids.


:fire: :boom:
by admin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: The Trump Administration
Replies: 860
Views: 50795

Re: The Trump Administration

Pumpkinhead seems to be waking up to some hard realities. Speaking of the demands of his current job: "I thought it would be easier". We can add this to other gems like: "Nobody knew health care could be so complicated." and, on the topic of North Korea: "After listening fo...
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Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: 11:36 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1746

Re: 11:36 pm

For all you guys that are rocking and a rolling, here is a thread I started on hidden earthquake damage in apartments:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=14547
by admin
Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Hidden earthquake damage, apartments in Chile

so, for a very long time I have had this theory that there is a lot of hidden earthquake damage around chile that has not really shown-up yet, in older apartment buildings that were built before the 2010 earthquake. My question to everyone here, have you or someone you know had leaky pipes since the...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Jobs in Chile and Work Related Issues in Chile
Topic: Work as English teacher
Replies: 6
Views: 455

Re: Work as English teacher

yea, official certification of some sort and experience are going to be pretty much standard to get anything that pays.

Long gone are the days of the native speaking backpacker dropping off a plane and picking up a job teaching English without credentials.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Cleaning/preparing pulpo / octopus
Replies: 31
Views: 748

Re: Cleaning/preparing pulpo / octopus

Yeah, (Descartes is) a real mind-bender. Probably holds the dubious distinction as the most misquoted and misunderstood Philosopher in history. Most likely we can blame the movie "blade runner" and the requirement that every university freshman had to read him in intro to Philosophy and n...
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Venezuela Wake, countdown to implosion
Replies: 322
Views: 47898

Re: Venezuela Wake, countdown to implosion

the one the blows me away in Brazil is the tax laws. There was a great article around a couple years ago, can not find it now, about the crazy tax code. Some lawyer, that was pushing for reform, printed it out in these stacks you needed a ladder to climb. He was touring around Brazil giving lectures...

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