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Jump to new posts Re: New Heating / Cooling device by hikermor @ Today at 03:46 AM

I am reading this post having just returned from an excursion on which one of our party was a victim of mild heat exhaustion. We treated her condition with hydration, rest, and cooling liquids and cloths applied to her body. I don't think an applia
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? by dougwalkabout @ Yesterday at 11:33 PM

Being farther north, we were only in a 70%+ coverage zone. Tried to watch the NASA live feed, until the Internet blew up. News sites just had a bunch of talking heads -- WTH?? Stop flapping your gums and show me the bleeping sky! Clear morning her
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? by bacpacjac @ Yesterday at 11:09 PM

My buddy Chris went fishing. His camera adjusted for the lack of light at the beginning of the video. It seemed to me that they were being sarcastic, but I just couldn't see the effect because of the phone. And the we saw it for a little bit. Cool!
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Jump to new posts Re: British Columbia is Burning by dougwalkabout @ Yesterday at 09:21 PM

A quick update: it's officially the worst fire season on record in BC. The scale is hard to grasp: some 900,000 hectares (3,400 square miles) have burned so far. A story here about 19 individual fires merging into one mega-fire: http://www.cbc.ca
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Russ @ Yesterday at 06:09 PM

I saw no indications of the eclipse here. THE eclipse of the century and I've seen it get dimmer when a cloud passed in front of the sun. Not that I didn't try. I pulled out a stack of colored filters from my days shooting B&W photos on film
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Jeanette_Isabelle @ Yesterday at 03:50 PM

Traveling north was not practical; I would have loved to see it go completely dark. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by chaosmagnet @ Yesterday at 03:27 PM

I was out of town and my customer insisted on stopping the training I was providing for over an hour for this. It was one of those "it happens" moments at work for me. Where the customer was we had about 90% coverage.
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Jump to new posts Re: New Heating / Cooling device by adam2 @ Yesterday at 02:16 PM

Sounds a bit of a gimmick to me. It might make the user FEEL cooler, but cant actually reduce the body temperature significantly. A slight and intermittent cooling of a very small area of the skin simply can not remove significant heat, nor indeed ad
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Jump to new posts New Heating / Cooling device by LCranston @ Yesterday at 02:07 PM

In Short- this is a prototype of a device that would heat or cool you with a device the size of a large watch. The article is portraying it as an energy saver, but I wonder if if could be used to help with either heat stroke, or with hypothermia.
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