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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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Jump to new posts Re: Recommend me a good book! by leemann @ Yesterday at 05:03 AM

Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt adventure, The current one is Odessa Sea
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Jump to new posts Re: Recommend me a good book! by haertig @ 08/21/17 11:22 PM

I read one of Larry Niven's books recently (published in 1985). "Lucifer's Hammer". It was slow at first, I was doubting it would be very good, but after the comet hit early on in the book, it really picked up into a first rate book after
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Jump to new posts Re: Boating gear by TeacherRO @ 08/21/17 08:01 PM

...waterproof FAK. And phone case. In fact, waterproof everything.
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 08/21/17 07:01 PM

It was dim here, not completely dark. Mom brought out a thermometer. The temperature dropped 10. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 08/21/17 06:02 PM

The sky is clear enough. I just saw the sun with my special glasses and it is 75% visible. Jeanette Isabelle
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Jump to new posts Re: Recommend me a good book! by Russ @ 08/21/17 05:35 PM

I've read the Isaac Asimov's Foundation & Robot series', as well as Ringworld, A Mote in God's Eye and more than a few others. Now I'll need to get a copy of "On Basilisk Station", Thanks.
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Jump to new posts Re: Recommend me a good book! by chaosmagnet @ 08/21/17 05:12 PM

haertig: It's one of my favorite series of all time. I'll be interested to find out what you think of it.
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Jump to new posts Re: Recommend me a good book! by haertig @ 08/21/17 04:02 PM

Thanks for the tips. I haven't read any of those, so now I have a good list to investigate. I recognized a few of those by name, but hadn't read them yet. I had never heard of the "Military Hard Sci-Fi" genre before, but found that Basil
Urban Preparedness
Jump to new posts Re: Nuclear Targets-What are they? by wildman800 @ 08/21/17 03:27 PM

And that's why the Israeli's keep such tight border control and have developed the Iron Dome anti-missile system, among many other aspects of their security system.
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Russ @ 08/21/17 02:34 PM

Overcast here, it should get darker, but that's about the only thing we'll see. Edit: regardless what the weather forecast indicating cloudy conditions, not a cloud in the sky. Just waiting for it to get darker.
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Jump to new posts Re: Solar eclipse, anyone? - A 6" dia image by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 08/21/17 02:32 PM

The forecast at the time of the eclipse has improved. Mostly cloudy with a 15% chance of perpetration. Jeanette Isabelle
Urban Preparedness
Jump to new posts Re: Nuclear Targets-What are they? by Jeanette_Isabelle @ 08/21/17 12:55 PM

If religious extremism is the motivation behind an attack, population density will enter into the equation. Example: a nuclear missile could be launched against a densely populated area of Israel from another part of the middle east. Jeanette Isabel
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