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    Re: We are never eating at a restaurant again!

    In our travels we stopped at a restaurant in a small town in the northern part of Virginia to eat dinner. The first place had a lot of parking spaces and few cars parked. I thought - they ought to...
  2. Re: Who here still stays up to watch the ball drop?

    Times Square NYC Youtube channel put out a nice webcast of the music, people enjoying themselves and ball dropping. We enjoyed watching the last hour of it.
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    Re: Southwest Airlines

    Juan Brown chimes in with some interesting stuff about Southwest. Two things of interest:
    1) Southwest failed to invest in IT upgrades.
    2) In Nashville (BNA) police were called to manage angry...
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    Re: Fuego Erupts

    That looks like a show to enjoy. I hope the ash and dust doesn't affect the airplanes that are parked there.
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    I was on a plane waiting to take off on a Friday afternoon in Houston in 2000. While sitting there I looked out the window to see a 747 start it's takeoff roll. The wings were drooping down...
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    Re: PSA-cap the gas valve

    That would be a serious code violation, you'd think!!!???

    Maybe a DIY gas installation.
  7. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    If the nuclear plant loses cooling water it may go the fate of Fukushima or Chernobyl. Some of this will likely blow over into Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar. But Russia obviously seems to be pretty...
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    Re: Ukraine

    Two reasons not to blow up the dam near Kherson:
    1) It would limit the supply of water to Crimea
    2) It would deprive the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant of cooling water.

    Denys Davidov - at the...
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Operation Starskey on "shi". Targeting a different propagandist than #5935 but still...


    https://youtu.be/tVMIH6Z1J38
  10. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Speeking of sailing - two Russian men fled across the Bering strait to a remote island of Alaska.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/10/06/russians-flee-alaska/
  11. Re: after a really ****ty week or so, i have been having a really good day, until. .

    I did that once, and only once.
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    Re: For the mathematicians

    Epoxy or 3M-5200 fixes that .99 to 1 discrepancy permanently! :)
  13. Re: if you were buying a new (to you) film camera today

    I'd look to use Tintype. For a while we had a Tintype studio in the Lowe Mill art center.

    My reasons for going with the older technology instead of digital would be for some sort of technology...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    What is the range on a motorized pig pushing through pressurized natural gas that isn't flowing?
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    Re: Dart and Dimorphos

    i watched Scott Manley last night. It'll be interesting to see just how much the impact altered the orbital period but we won't know for a few weeks.
  16. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Question: how would the pig be moved hundreds of miles without gas product flowing to push it along?

    Question: Inserting a pig requires special procedures at the point of insertion that would...
  17. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I remember Biden making that speech. I considered that all that would happen is the pipelien be shut down by turning valves, ending contracts and so forth. And that it could be easily restarted at...
  18. Re: Jamie Johnston (S.V. Airlie) is in the hospital.

    Jamie, I hope you recover soon.
  19. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I'm watching Niki Proshin film live in St. Petersburg. There are demonstrations protesting against the mobilization going on right now.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdFZLhVAhTk
  20. Thread: Car rental

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    Re: Car rental

    +1 for Uber. Friends landed in Atlanta a while back and needed to get to B'ham. After looking at the options Uber came out on top.
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    Re: Natasha’s Adventures

    I have her on my "must watch" list. She's a brave young woman. So many Russians have moved to Georgia and Turkey that the apartment rents have skyrocketed. I hope Russians are able to turn their...
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    Re: N757A in Victorville

    I was going to say - canards and an extra pointy nose.
  23. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    3000 square km of territory taken back by Ukraine. Nice work!
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    That was a very long time indeed - going back to the days of President Truman!
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    Re: Ukraine

    Keeping that off the menu may be harder done than said.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=306wDjZ99Fo
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    Re: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.

    She was a constant in an ever changing world for as long as I have been alive. I'm sad to see her go. I'm watching coverage on Youtube.

    I wish King Charles III success.
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    Re: Oh oh! The Queen Is Ill

    RIP Queen Elizabeth.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/09/08/queen-elizabeth-ii/

    In my mind she was an icon of stability in a turbulent world.

    Obituary here:...
  28. Thread: Artemis

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    Re: Artemis

    Solving these hard technical problems tends to spawn a new generation of engineers and scientists who can apply the knowledge gained to solving problems here on earth.
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    Re: Seems Gorby has died

    Two views on Gorbachev from Russians:

    Baklykov Live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgZUVeJL0Sw

    Inside Russia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_lfH4iuxUc
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    Re: An American Living in Italy

    One thing we also did while living in Italy was to take day trips to Rome and Naples to see a lot of the Roman ruins including Pompeii and Herculaeum and the earlier Paestum. We also visited Capri...
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    Re: An American Living in Italy

    I lived in Italy from 1979 to 1981. We had no AC. We were in a coastal town so that mitigated the heat somewhat. We also had no telephone. We applied for one and was told it would be two years...
  32. Re: The Russians really ought to look at their window designs

    Stalin 2.0
  33. Re: How 'bought this - Co2 and water + sunlight = Jetfuel

    I saw a youtube recently about this:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pqyaIiBlCY

    The gallium can be easily recovered and reused indefinitely. But the aluminum actually turns to aluminum oxide....
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    Re: Pope about to resign?

    I wonder if this has any relevance

    https://davidicke.com/2022/08/29/pope-francis-instructs-vatican-entities-to-move-all-funds-to-vatican-bank-by-sept-30/
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    Re: If only I knew how to code in iOS....

    Around 2012 I developed several iPhone apps. Here's how I got into it.
    1. I downloaded and installed XCode.
    2. Picked any one of the online tutorials and worked my way through to get the basic...
  36. Thread: Artemis 1

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    Re: Artemis 1

    Scrubbed for today. Stay tuned for Sept 2.

    This mission and its follow-ons will
    1) Continue the study of how humans can live in space. As a consequence we learn more about ourselves.

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    Re: Natural gas prices in Europe

    The video is evidently an opinion piece. I'll keep this in mind when watching Sky News.

    Question for you: do you think the UK and European governments and heads of industry are managing the...
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    Re: Natural gas prices in Europe

    Greta Thunberg appears to have gone bust.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHZym4QG7UQ
  39. Re: That concealed carry thing is working out great

    How did this happen? Altercation over parking? One life gone, another ruined. Just tragic.
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    Re: Russian Economy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q42Jctka1kA

    To summarize they have plenty of potatoes but apparently have difficulty getting them to Tasty Period (which replaced McDonalds) to make fries.
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    Re: I've had an expensive week.

    What a beautiful dog. Best wishes for his recovery.

    My cat Neptune took about $3k in January of 2020. He had stopped eating and was losing weight. His blood figures were all messed up. I...
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    Re: Canada Trip Report

    Sounds like you had a nice trip.

    In 2006 I took a trip to Vermont for a week. One of the days I went to Derby Line and crossed over into Stanstead. In that area numerous streets just casually...
  43. Thread: Piper Cub?

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    Re: Piper Cub?

    I watched the History Guy last night. The Piper Cub had a large role in aviation before and during WWII.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl1oSed4n_0
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    Re: Bitch or brag-how’s the weather?

    I did a cruise with the local sailing club this weekend. Saturday was unrelenting 95 degrees and high humidity. The inside of the cabin reached 102 degrees. If I am down there for more than 5...
  45. Thread: Concorde!

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    Re: Concorde!

    I was on my boat near the start of the 1998 Volvo Ocean Race out of Annapolis. A Concorde flew south at subsonic speed over the Chesapeake just before the boats started. It was spectacular to watch...
  46. Re: Nasa's James Webb telescope reveals millions of galaxies

    Dr. Becky on whether life exists elsewhere in the universe.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fihVzPl7Dys
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    Re: Mitigating the heat effects.

    Hope y'all can stay cool over there!

    Saturday evening I went on a cruise for a raft up. It was about 92F with high humidity. I can't complain about that given what is going on in Europe. As...
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    Re: Tip o' the Hat to Michael Mason (mmd)

    Hi Michael. I have always enjoyed your posts of things Nova Scotia and boats. I did not see what happened. I can't see how a lifetime ban here is justified by any stretch of the imagination - if...
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    Re: Canadian internet collapse

    Around 1992 or so AT&T did an update in the DC area that did not go well. It knocked out a lot of phone service around the area. Only calls local to the county could go through. The outage lasted...
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    Re: Photobucket rises

    I got that email. I ignored it. I have no expectation that my photos will stay around there indefinitely.
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