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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120)
wagga #24062 05/16/12 04:39 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

I'm amazed that not one of our photo geeks on the WZ have taken the original equirectangular image of the church and processed those redundant pixels to a pano.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXXI (121)
wagga #24063 05/16/12 05:28 PM
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Actually looking for an event here. You may have seen it once before, but you will never see it again.

An aside here, but in 1986 I wanted to take my then-9-year-old son to see Halley's Comet. At the time we lived in Port Hueneme, and figured that we would need to get to South Mountain, near Santa Paula to get an unrestricted South-facing view devoid of city lights.

Well, some problem cropped up, and we only had a few minutes to get anywhere, so we ended up driving to Point Mugu. Imagine our surprise to find literally dozens of telescopes assembled in the parking lot with owners very willing to share the viewing! Mugu is separated from greater LA by the Santa Monica Range, and so is in a city-light shadow.

Halley's 1986 apparition was the least favorable on record. The comet and the Earth were on opposite sides of the Sun in February 1986, creating the worst viewing circumstances for Earth observers for the last 2,000 years. Just my luck.

So, I told Paul that when he was only 84 that he could score a double-Halley. I, however, might not make it...


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Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #24068 05/16/12 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted By: wagga
The WITWHH view counter reaches half a million and we put on a special event. Not for everybody in the world, though.


The longer a thread gets, the more hits the spiders make. This thread is active, and runs for 71 pages, so every new post probably causes them to crawl through all 71 pages every time. The counter will double in a few months!

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
wagga #24074 05/17/12 04:23 AM
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Clever - set up a straw dog:

Whitney misses the eclipse.


At least I thought Wagga had it. Nope, its not the eclipse, but it was a fundamental purpose of Jimmy and the B-Man's Kahiki Holiday, and Whitney will see most of it. How else do you calculate the absolute value of the AU?


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saltydog #24075 05/17/12 05:35 AM
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Whitney misses the eclipse.


That disqualifies Whitney, meaning there is another event. Nice unblemished Sun pic. Maybe it will get a little black dot on it's face next month.


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saltydog #24081 05/17/12 07:34 AM
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At least I thought Wagga had it. Nope, its not the eclipse, but it was a fundamental purpose of Jimmy and the B-Man's Kahiki Holiday, and Whitney will see most of it. How else do you calculate the absolute value of the AU?

You're talking about the thing that happens the day before the 68rh anniversary of D-Day. wagga obviously got it in time to make the preceding post.

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Well, the picture reminds us that Thursday is the 176th anniversary of the birth of the only person to discover a chemical element that was somewhere other than Earth.

Born in Rugby, Warwickshire

Re: What In The World Happened Here?
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Whitney misses the eclipse.


That disqualifies Whitney, meaning there is another event. Nice unblemished Sun pic. Maybe it will get a little black dot on it's face next month.


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Steve C #24096 05/17/12 02:33 PM
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The longer a thread gets, the more hits the spiders make. This thread is active, and runs for 71 pages, so every new post probably causes them to crawl through all 71 pages every time. The counter will double in a few months!

So that means the view counter is rising according to some kind of exponential function.

So, in time, the whole Internet will collapse into this thread, just like Lake Peigneur.


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wagga #24098 05/17/12 04:57 PM
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So, in time, the whole Internet will collapse into this thread, just like Lake Peigneur.

Or we will be the Black Hole of the Internet.

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AlanK #24101 05/17/12 05:35 PM
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And everybody else will yell What In The World Happened Here?

And we will answer Yes!


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117)
AlanK #24107 05/17/12 07:24 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Wings?

Wings?

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117)
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What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117)
wagga #24110 05/17/12 08:26 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.

A little googling reveals those folks were the members of the band that became known for its rendition of "Down by the Riverside."

Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? (117)
AlanK #24115 05/18/12 06:25 AM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXVII (117):

Hap, Amelia, Jimmie D., Chuck, John G., Jacqueline, Eddie & Charles L. all present and accounted for.

A little googling reveals those folks were the members of the band that became known for its rendition of "Down by the Riverside."

AlanK, we can tell you are an a mission here.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120)
wagga #24129 05/18/12 06:41 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

Eva thinks we should give out another clue about her little church, but that would be redundant.


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Re: New: What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120)
wagga #24143 05/19/12 03:55 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXX (120):

Eva thinks we should give out another clue about her little church, but that would be redundant.

You've got my head exploding like a 15th century battle, but here it is.


This brought relief.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119)
AlanK #24144 05/19/12 04:01 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

There's gold in them thar hills.

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119)
AlanK #24145 05/19/12 04:14 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

There's gold in them thar hills.

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Is this the fabled school of hard knocks?


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Re: What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119)
wagga #24146 05/19/12 04:42 PM
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What In The World Happened Here? CXIX (119):

The place has been referred to as El Dorado, but the gold comes in identical, discrete units.

Is this the fabled school of hard knocks?

I'd characterize it as a far-away place that has proven to be an incredible concentration of talent.

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