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I've always been interested in astronomy and meteorology, so I'm always looking up. The stars have been my friends my whole life and they'll be around for others after I'm gone. Most people don't know if its cloudy or sunny. Such a shame.
Toggle Commented May 22, 2017 on Look Up at The Online Photographer
I have several pairs of cardinals in and around my backyard. They're VERY territorial. One male in particular spends most of his time flying into his reflection in the porch door. He's no doubt thinking, "Look at that handsome virile hunk of bird-hood. I'd best protect my baby mama". THUNK! Time to put up the plastic sheeting again.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2017 on Watch the Birdy (OT) at The Online Photographer
Just be sure you find some ethanol-free gas for your little green friend. Small engines hate running on moonshine. Just ask my lawnmower, chainsaw and weed-whacker.
Toggle Commented Apr 26, 2017 on Spring is Springing (OT) at The Online Photographer
When I first saw the picture I thought "Bah, someone's applied a digital filter to make it look old". Then I saw it was an Autochrome and liked it better. It's really hard to look at things without assumed context and bias, isn't it?
The Kiev is my favorite strictly for her looks, not for her brains or ability (because she doesn’t have much of either). But what looks. The square, dignified styling, the gun-turret viewfinder and the classic silver and black tuxedo finish all say “beautifully quirky”. There’s even special handling required…you have to learn a funny right-hand grip so as not to block the rangefinder patch. And the film counter runs backwards. Did I mention the “we took the whole factory after the war” historical vibe?
These are the "flying rods" or "sky fish" the paranormal crowd has been talking about. Who knows, maybe "orbs" are just out of focus dust particles illuminated by flash?
The new Mac Minis have their RAM soldered to the motherboard, so you can't upgrade down the road. Also Apple has some Mac announcements coming up in a few weeks so you may want to wait and see what's up with that.
Toggle Commented Oct 21, 2016 on Apple Mac Man at The Online Photographer
I'm often somewhat self-aware in dreams (not quite lucid dreaming) and my most common observation is: who writes this stuff? The writers need to be fired, seriously. If there's no limits to dreams, and you can do whatever you can imagine, why am I stuck in traffic running from zombies? Where's the Italian supermodels? I don't mind that there's other people living in my head, I just wish they'd pull their weight.
We did air raid drills when I was a kid in the 60s. I didn't feel any less innocent. But hey, everyone is different.
I recently bought a new (used) car. It occurred to me to add up all the money I've spent on cars in my whole life. At age 57, I still haven't broken the $40K barrier. Maybe the next one I buy won't have a steering wheel.
Toggle Commented May 23, 2016 on Open Mike: Theory of Dogs at The Online Photographer
It's all about the annalemma, that figure eight thing in the Pacific Ocean on some globes. http://www.sciquill.com/analemma/page2.html
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2014 on A Word of Encouragement at The Online Photographer
Oh, now I have to get one of these things. Its your fault! Have you tried stacking images in Registax or something similar?
Can someone clearly state Darwin's contribution in a few sentences? What did he do that hadn't been done before? I'm not being facetious. As far as I know, the notion of biological change over time had been around for a while, as well as natural selection. Was he just the first to wrap it all up in one package?
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