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#13360 - 04/28/11 06:07 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Mike Condron]
saltydog Offline


Registered: 02/03/11
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Loc: Valley Ford CA!!!!
THis one is a real heartbreaker. One didn't pan out at all, and the other just ended up planting daffodils.
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#13362 - 04/28/11 06:23 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
AlanK Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 583
Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
It was an Echo-locator.

Can it locate an echo from everywhere?

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#13364 - 04/28/11 06:59 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 939
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
everywhere is CMBR

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#13365 - 04/28/11 07:17 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: Harvey Lankford
everywhere is CMBR

And CMBR is everywhere. cool

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#13366 - 04/28/11 07:43 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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more echo-ography


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#13367 - 04/28/11 07:48 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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Originally Posted By: AlanK
Originally Posted By: wagga
It was an Echo-locator.

Can it locate an echo from everywhere?


That's an upper-case Echo, and only line-of-sight.

And I do know that after cleaning out the pigeon nests & poop, they found some other thing.
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#13388 - 04/28/11 03:56 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Nobody interested in the mountain top picture?
AlanK should have it because it is in his backyard - he probably drives on the oddly-named street every day. So, another pic.
A Nobel winner was involved, too.
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#13399 - 04/28/11 07:47 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Originally Posted By: wagga
Nobody interested in the mountain top picture?
AlanK should have it because it is in his backyard - he probably drives on the oddly-named street every day.

I forgot about that pic!

Something to do with c. Not the vitamin (so not Linus Pauling). A.A. someone.

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#13406 - 04/29/11 03:49 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
Harvey Lankford Offline


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If that's a trig point on the Ben, I did not see it.

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#13410 - 04/29/11 04:43 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
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Is it a trig point or a commemorative marker?
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#13412 - 04/29/11 05:37 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Registered: 09/22/09
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Loc: Glendale, CA
Originally Posted By: wagga
Is it a trig point or a commemorative marker?


Quote:
All that remains on the summit of Lookout's contribution to science are three concrete foundations which supported the parabolic mirror.

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#13413 - 04/29/11 06:02 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: AlanK]
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All the details here. Note the picture of the shack on Lookout.

"One of the most important scientific experiments of the 1920s took place on Lookout Mountain, a 6,812-foot high point on the south ridge of Mount Baldy. [Lookout Mtn. is a spur of Mount Baldy also known as Mount San Antonio; Mt. San Antonio is the highest mountain (10,064') in the San Gabriel Range - ed.]. This was the experiment by Albert A. Michelson [...] to determine the speed of light. In 1922, Dr. Michelson set up a rotating octagonal prism on Mount Wilson, called Station Michelson. On Lookout Mountain, 22 miles [35.5 km - ed.] away, he installed a concave mirror two feet in diameter, called Station Antonio. He then shot a beam of light [from] Station Michelson to the mirror at Station Antonio; the light beam was reflected back to Mount Wilson and the precise time measured. To insure the absolute accuracy of the experiment, it was vital to know the exact distance between the two stations. The distance was measured by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey by triangulation from a 40-kilometer surveyed base line in the valley to the south. To quote William Bowie of the U.S.C.G.S., It is believed that the length of this line has been determined with greater accuracy than that of any line of triangulation in this or any other country. The possible error in the 22-mile distance between Mt. Wilson and Lookout Mountain was less than one-fourth of an inch! [...] Today, three inline concrete piers, the tallest one 42 inches high with a metal tablet marked Antonio 1922, stand alone amid the brush on Lookout Mountain."
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#13419 - 04/29/11 06:50 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Loc: Fresno, CA
Very interesting! Thanks for posting the links and the quote.

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#13438 - 04/29/11 04:12 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Steve C]
wagga Offline


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What In The World Happened Here? XVIX:

What didn't happen here?.

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#13444 - 04/29/11 11:17 PM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Loc: CA
hmmmmmm....what didn't happen there kinda depends on what the definition of "is" is.....so to speak.

In front of the tablet, something did happen, but in back of the tablet that same thing did not happen.

I am reminded of a song by the Pixies....an excerpt of the lyrics....

"i've kissed mermaids, rode the el nino
walked the sand with the crustaceans
could find my way to mariana"

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#13445 - 04/30/11 02:37 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: tdtz]
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tdtz, you win the prize. Do you read that particular language?
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#13447 - 04/30/11 06:08 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
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Loc: CA
wagga,
nope, don't read that particular language. But back in college, that event was covered in my area of study. I didn't stick with that area of study, but much of what I learned did stick with me.

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#13448 - 04/30/11 06:13 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: tdtz]
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Hmmm - that could be Geology or Sociology.
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#13454 - 04/30/11 08:42 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: wagga]
Harvey Lankford Offline


Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 939
Loc: Richmond, Virginia
the writing and the Mariana hint both make think of a Pacific location, and sociology/anthropology makes me think of Margaret Mead, but I guess that is going off on the wrong tangent.

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#13455 - 04/30/11 08:53 AM Re: What In The World Happened Here? [Re: Harvey Lankford]
Rod Offline


Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 660
Loc: Santa Clarita, Ca. USA
When I think of Mariana I think of the Trench.But no one knows what is happening there except the earth's crust being swallowed up.


Edited by Rod (04/30/11 08:57 AM)

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