See Change Coming

By: ycd0108 , 4:14 PM GMT on February 13, 2013

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I just read this:
http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/13/Sam-Harrison-Q- And-A/
this morning.
Emailed the link to both teen aged grand daughters and told them "There will be a quiz!"
This is so much more fun than linking MOnbiot's well written and well researched but somewhat depressing articles.
Dang! that link is useless.
Google thetyee and look for Kai Nagata's "16 questions for Sam Harrison"
The tree sort of dominates the picture and SamGal seems to default to blue in low light.

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45. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
4:49 AM GMT on February 26, 2013
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44. ycd0108
3:53 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
Calpoppy:
Good to see you!
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43. ycd0108
3:27 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
Quoting BriarCraft:
Guess what? There is a little roller switch by the steering column. It adjusts the headlight beams up and down and we had it set fully down.
Goin' Mobile this week end.


Pretty nifty. I always used to have troubles when I put the camper on the pick-up and then the headlights did such a good job helping me spot owls in the roadside treetops. And now they've got a switch for that! Takes half the challenge out of goin' mobile.

Hope you're having a good time and bring back some photos to share!

Hey BriarCraft:
Yes, I do have some photos and a video just for you - gotta get back to the desktop to upload.
Wind swung to north and I can see some blue sky.
Still kinda chilly out there. North wind waves running over S.E. Swell.
Could be a pretty sunrise.
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42. ycd0108
2:18 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
Rob:
No time to read books - unless it is a manual for one of the numerous appliances in the Rv. These tricky little things seem to have .
their own adgenda.
The surf is closer - 60' now, but down to moderate. I'm sitting outside 'cause I'm not supposed to smoke in the rig at all, let alone when the grandson is sleeping in there. Kinda chilly - 06C.
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41. ycd0108
1:26 PM GMT on February 25, 2013
Tip toeing around the starship this early morning - grandson, like most normal folks is still asleep.
Needless to say the dishes are still waiting as well.
Ylee:
The weather held up: Rain and wind and then more wind and rain.
Still dark here just now but I can hear that the surf has cakmeddown a bit, rain has tapered off.
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40. ycd0108
2:29 AM GMT on February 25, 2013
Hi from Bate's Beach RV Camping:
Surf's up here about 80' from the rear doors of the RV.
Strong gusty winds so I had to bring in the canopy. Moderate rain.
Grand son and I are hooked up to water, WiFi and 110 AC.
I am supposed to be cooking hamburgers.
May get back once the dishes are done.
We are having fun - warm and dry.
I got a few pictures and a sound video for Briar.
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39. calpoppy
1:11 AM GMT on February 25, 2013
Have fun, YCD! I like that blue color in your moon shot also. My cell phone an HTC EVO puts a lot of blue in the shots also. I don't care for it but in the case of your pic it came out pretty cool!
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38. BriarCraft
10:44 PM GMT on February 24, 2013
Guess what? There is a little roller switch by the steering column. It adjusts the headlight beams up and down and we had it set fully down.
Goin' Mobile this week end.


Pretty nifty. I always used to have troubles when I put the camper on the pick-up and then the headlights did such a good job helping me spot owls in the roadside treetops. And now they've got a switch for that! Takes half the challenge out of goin' mobile.

Hope you're having a good time and bring back some photos to share!
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37. RobDaHood
9:28 PM GMT on February 23, 2013
Quoting Bogon:
- Received e-mail from Jerry Pournelle once, after I offered him a suggestion for how to configure his Outlook toolbar. I felt like a kid who had just, you know, got Mickey Mantle's autograph or something.

Oh yeah, I spent about fifteen minutes searching for the Maserati Fungi Foto, before I figured out you were looking at ycd's picture. 8o}


Wow, Yeah, I'd print that one out and frame it for sure!

Thanks for the links BTW.

LOL Maserati Fungi Foto!
Sorry, sometimes I'm less than clear.

YCD,
Find yourself a good used bookstore and stock up.
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36. Ylee
8:38 PM GMT on February 23, 2013
Have a good weekend, ycd! Hope the weather holds up!
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35. ycd0108
8:06 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Bogon:
I prefer "Gunk holing" with a power boat or Kayak. Big open oceans are for flying over.
Thanks for the links. I'll read them where I can find WiFi.
We are setting up the RV to spend a couple of nights a bit north on the Island.
So I may not be on here very much for a few days.
"See ya in the Funny Papers!"
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34. Bogon
5:04 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
I see that Benedetto took one third (33%) longer to finish the race than the fastest competitor. I reckon that, if one were a born sailor, one might consider that time well spent.

You can visit Jerry Pournelle at his internet home, Chaos Manor.
Larry Niven lives here.
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33. ycd0108
3:57 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
Good morning:
Rob:
I'll look for a book by Pournelli - haven't read a good SciFi in ages.
I guess by Weird I meant from the perspective of my teen age years reading about possible futures. Now I'm perfectly comfortable with blogging on WU as long as my system, the whole communications network, the internet and WU Blogs function seamlessly. 'Course it makes a huge difference that a few people actually read and respond.
Shoreacres:
I thought of you when I saw the photo. Somewhere on one of your blogs you mentioned such images and posted a picture or two. The Samgal camera seems to emphasize the blue.
I have listened to the music video but have yet to follow the story to "Blue Moon". Maybe if that coming Comet has the perfect orbit I'll get a picture of it through the same tree.
Bogon:
I followed the "Vendee Globe" Yacht race a few years ago and when I checked just now I found this:
"Alessandro Di Benedetto brought down the curtain on the Vendee Globe solo round-the-world yacht race on Friday when he crossed the finishing line in Team Plastique to take 11th and last place." Global Post
I'd better post this or loose it. BBL
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32. Bogon
2:45 PM GMT on February 22, 2013
ycd - Went over to the Maserati site just for the heck of it. On the front page they reported that someone sailed from New York to San Francisco in 47 days. That may be fast for a sailboat, but methinks it's a long time to spend bouncing around on a racing yacht.

Rob - Received e-mail from Jerry Pournelle once, after I offered him a suggestion for how to configure his Outlook toolbar. I felt like a kid who had just, you know, got Mickey Mantle's autograph or something.

Oh yeah, I spent about fifteen minutes searching for the Maserati Fungi Foto, before I figured out you were looking at ycd's picture. 8o}

shore - I think I've had that problem trying to listen to the BBC. Probably old Dr. Who episodes. Maybe I'll check out the ¡Hola! plugin.
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31. shoreacres
3:17 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
That moon photo is splendid. I'm not generally a fan of the color blue, but there's a certain shade I really like, and that's it.

Have you ever heard the original lyrics to the tune that ended up being "Blue Moon"? Here you go - there's quite a history that you can read if you view it on youtube.

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30. RobDaHood
3:06 AM GMT on February 22, 2013
Only a little.

Have a good night man!
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29. ycd0108
3:35 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Yeah, yeah Rob:
I know you are kept busy with your own blog but it always gives me a kick when anybody bothers to show up here.
I'm immersed in wondering where this whole system is going. You and I and some other unmentionables are writing to each other and now and then someone responds.
Weird eh?
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28. RobDaHood
2:07 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Oh, and YCD,
Meant to tell you, I like the Fungi Foto.
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27. RobDaHood
2:06 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Bogon,
Niven and Pournelle are two of my faves and probably my favorite team. I think I've read all there stuff.

You probably remember Jerry's column "Chaos Manor" in Byte. Was good stuff too.
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26. ycd0108
1:32 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Me Mumbling?
Shoreacres: I have been accused of mumbling but it has never been proven. In fact if I brought the volume up a bit I'm confident that whatever I said makes perfect sense when taken in context.
I'm still a bit leery of "unblockers" but with small steps I just hold down the "OK" button and see where it leads.
Some mighty strange places indeed.
Last time I did that I found out I needed to buy a Maserati:
http://www.maserati.com/
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25. shoreacres
1:01 AM GMT on February 21, 2013
Tech tip of the day: I saw you mumbling somewhere about certain youtubes, etc. not being available to you.

One of my blogging buddies, who lives in Panama, faces the problem even more often than we do. You might want to take a look at his post about this unblocker. I can't guarantee anything, but I do have a friend here in the U.S. who's installed it and now is happily watching BBC broadcasts that previously were unavailable.
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24. ycd0108
11:29 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Hey Bogon:
It's comin':
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21519859
Google's Glass
Maybe they can correct for cataracts and myopia while they are at it.
Niven is about 9 years older than I so he would have started to write about the time I started to read.
SciFi broadened my horizons in the late '50s and early '60s and then faded off the radar as I tried to learn how to make a living and behave like a father and an husband (still working on those things).
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23. Bogon
7:07 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
It would be more honest to say that I can't program a computer to read minds. Maybe, if I understood how to read minds myself... but I can only simulate mind reading, occasionally, by using empathy, everything I know about the subject personally, and everything I've learned about the human condition generally.

In the future, after the 'Melding', we might be capable of telepathy via wifi (radio, or other electromagnetic radiation). An early example of that kind appears in Oath of Fealty.
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22. ycd0108
4:46 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Good Red Sky morning:
Bogon:
"Trouble is, you can't program mind reading into a computer."
Seems to me Samuel R. Delany described L.U.M.P. (Linguistic Ubiquitous Multi-Plex) as the telepathic on board computer but I can't find the title of the short SciFi story.
Another writer described a world after the "Melding" of the human/artificial(?) intelligence in 2025. When interviewed years after publishing that story he was asked if he still thought such a thing might happen. He stated that he thought it would happen sooner than he had predicted.
I suppose I could just dig the capslock key out and pour some Marine Tex in the hole.
I'm not totally satisfied with the flashing and I would push anyone else I built for to consider the "cricket" but since this is my house I can live with what I did. If I notice any leaks I can beef up the head flashing with a short offcut of the sheet metal but so far I have not seen any method which does not depend on caulking.
Quoting shoreacres:
You know, speaking of metaphor and such... I didn't notice the fun you were having with your blog title until this morning.

It's a slow start for me. I spent six hours yesterday on the back of a Grand Banks, power-sanding the transom I'd already stripped. I love my Porter-Cable, but good gosh. Out of curiosity I weighed my spare that lives in the closet - that thing weighs seven pounds, and I haven't had to use it for a good while. Not vertically, anyhow. I found a few muscles I haven't used in a while, too. ;)

I see a mention of Kerouac up above. I've got a couple of tabs open, waiting to be used. All in good time.

Shoreacres: I did not notice your Kerouac quote in "about me" for a while either but then I went looking for other quotes by him, side tracked to Neil Cassidy and was totally confused by the time I sat back. T'anks God I refrained from quotes from Ken Kesey:
"People think love is an emotion. Love is good sense."
Ken Kesey
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/k/ken_ke sey.html#v541fwyk83wzdtlX.99
Speaking of hand held power tools: If the tools and fasteners had not gotten more sophisticated this old carpenter would be out of commission. I can not hammer nails all day any more and I refuse to drive "slot head" screws though I still need a slot driver to remove them now and then.
Holding myself out through the skylight yesterday with one foot on the "snow Guard" and the other on the too short step ladder I thought:
"This is more or less an extreme Yoga exercise."
Guess that's what keeps us young.
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21. shoreacres
2:57 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
You know, speaking of metaphor and such... I didn't notice the fun you were having with your blog title until this morning.

It's a slow start for me. I spent six hours yesterday on the back of a Grand Banks, power-sanding the transom I'd already stripped. I love my Porter-Cable, but good gosh. Out of curiosity I weighed my spare that lives in the closet - that thing weighs seven pounds, and I haven't had to use it for a good while. Not vertically, anyhow. I found a few muscles I haven't used in a while, too. ;)

I see a mention of Kerouac up above. I've got a couple of tabs open, waiting to be used. All in good time.
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20. Bogon
2:34 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Sure, ycd, that's what everybody wants. Trouble is, you can't program mind reading into a computer.

Man, I hate that Caps Lock key. Are there any keyboard designers out there? You need to move that sucker up in the corner with Num Lock and Scroll Lock. I seldom have a problem hitting those by mistake.

Hope your search for a good flashing scheme was successful. It must have been, or you would still be somewhere up the ladder.
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19. ycd0108
4:40 AM GMT on February 20, 2013
bOGON:
tHANK YOU AGAIN. lIKE MOST FOLKS i GUESS i JUST WANT THE MACHINE TO READ MY MIND AND PERFORM WHATEVER TASK i IMAGINE.
Did not mean to shout but the caps lock took over while I was staring at the keyboard.
Got my last skylight flashed today so I'm off the roof and pretty well tarred out.
Maybe I can figure this stuff out tomorrow?
G'Night.
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18. Bogon
5:33 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Judging by the symptoms I can see, I would say that it's a problem with metaphor.

Not in your language. You're doing fine.

The computer uses metaphors, which we computer geeks understand intuitively (after years of practice), but which ordinary people simply may not get.

Here's a metaphor for you: the Clipboard. The Clipboard is a central buffer or holding tank which belongs to the operating system, i. e. Windows. Programs such as your browser or your e-mail manipulate various kinds of data: text, pictures, files etc. Normally the operating system keeps all your programs separate. Each one has its own bailiwick within which it conducts its business free of interference from other programs. Sometimes you may want to pass data between programs. That's where the Clipboard comes in.

In this case you want to pass a web address from your browser to... your browser. Same application, two different web pages. The Clipboard works for that, too. It works for any situation where you want to move text from one place to another. You could move the text manually, by reading it one place and typing it another; the Clipboard makes things a lot easier.

To use the Clipboard you have to learn two (or three) operations: Copy (or Cut) and Paste. And you have to understand another metaphor, the Selection. Copy and Paste operate on the Selection.

You can create a text selection by dragging the mouse or by holding down the Shift key while you move the cursor with the arrow keys. (Sheesh, Mouse Dragging and Cursor are other metaphors. I'm going to assume you understand those. Let me know if I'm wrong.) Selected text is highlighted in a different color. You can copy selected text to the Clipboard by typing Ctrl-C. That's the Copy part. You can replace selected text with text from the Clipboard by typing Ctrl-V. That's Paste. If there is no selection, Paste will insert text at the location of the cursor.

The easiest place to practice these operations is in a text editor, such as Notepad. An editor usually has toolbar buttons and Edit menu items devoted to Copy, Cut and Paste. Play around with those until you know what each one looks like and how it behaves. When you think you understand how (and whether!) it's working in Notepad, try it in other places, such as your e-mail editor or the Link box at Weather Underground.
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17. ycd0108
4:22 PM GMT on February 19, 2013
Hi Ylee:
I see that you won't be back at work till Saturday and we'll be on the road by then. The RV is built on a work truck chassis so the headlight adjustment would compensate for a heavy load. I doubt we will be very heavily loaded but it's good to know what to do about this.
We are going a bit north on the Island to attend an "House Concert", staying over there then find a RV site near "Miracle Beach". After that we'll just look for the best weather and wander that way. Ferries are quite expensive so we'll probably just explore the Island.
%u201CThere was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.%u201D
%u2015 Jack Kerouac, On the Road: The Original Scroll
Bogon:
Thanks again. Let's see:
Edit:
Nope.
http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-20_m etric_e.html
I'll have to work on that.
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16. Bogon
7:50 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
ycd, the highlighting happens because the Link button inserts correctly formed HTML to create an embedded link. Navigation to a web site only happens if the link contains a valid web address. If you look at the code created by the Link button, you will see a part of it that says
href="http:///"
The part between the quotes should be the same as the text in your browser's address bar. For instance, for this page it should say
http://www.wunderground.com/blog/ycd0108/comment. html?entrynum=131
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15. Ylee
6:44 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Mak sure you readjust your headlights after you get your RV fully loaded, it could alter the headlights to where they are pointing skyward!

Are you going to an old haunt, or someplace new?
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14. ycd0108
3:24 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
Evening Bogon:
I thought if the link showed up hi-lighted in blue it would work just fine. I think I'm running Windows XP and favoring Google Chrome.
I don't pay much attention to systems or tools as long as they do what I want.
My "nerd" is pretty good but he sometimes has trouble interpreting just what Tloml and I would like the computer to do because we are not clear about that either.
About all we use the three capable units here for is: access to the internet, uploading pictures (Me only) and email.
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13. Bogon
1:47 AM GMT on February 19, 2013
ycd, there's still something you're not getting about how to use the Link button. The links you have posted above are empty. Please don't give up. You're not the only person on WU to have problems with this feature.

RobDaHood has posted a tutorial on his blog. That might help.

Rob's commentary about the Link button is pretty long. It includes half a dozen photos. So it's fair to say that there's a lot to know about the process of inserting a link into your comment. The bad news is that there's more to know than is in Rob's tutorial. His explanation assumes you're using Microsoft Windows on your computer. If you're not, trying to follow his (otherwise perfectly fine) instructions might only increase your confusion.

The core of the task, what you're trying to accomplish, is to copy a link from a web page and paste it into the little box that pops up when you hit the Link button. The exact procedure you follow for copy and paste will depend on your hardware and software. I can't tell you the answer, because I can't see what you're driving.
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12. ycd0108
3:42 PM GMT on February 18, 2013
It's about 3C. and cloudy here. One forecast says -8C. for Wednesday. I hope that's a typo because I just filled the fresh water tank on the RV.
Spent yesterday checking the manual and vital signs - found all the fuse boxes and valves and things.
There are still a lot of things I don't know about the vehicle but one thing that bothered us was the poor performance of the headlights. Guess what? There is a little roller switch by the steering column. It adjusts the headlight beams up and down and we had it set fully down.
Goin' Mobile this week end.
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11. ycd0108
4:02 AM GMT on February 18, 2013
Talked to Mom and younger sister this morning. They both remember the bolide in different ways: younger Sis was going to sleep and the light from the window through closed eyes woke her up.
Mom had just arrived home from taking her Mom home and remembered that Dad had counted seconds after the detonation and estimated the meteor exploded somewhere over "Hunter's Range" B.C.
'Course after the meteor explodes the fragments carry on for a while more or less on the same path as they slow and eventually fall to ground.
So it makes sense to me that this rock is named "Revelstoke".
http://journals.ohiolink.edu/ejc/search.cgi?q=id: 01679295/v102i1-4/345_awfbs&pagesize=30&mlt=y
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10. ycd0108
10:31 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
Afternoon BriarCraft:
"Are bark beetles much of a problem up your way?"
Just a little:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/st ory/2013/01/09/bc-pine-beetle-new-threat.html
I have not read that particular article yet but I have driven through the interior and seen the devastation there. A few years ago Calgary Radar picked up a signal that was probably a cloud of these beetles moving east.
There is some evidence of beetle kill on the Gulf Islands but I have not seen too much damage on Vancouver Island - mainly because we have only isolated stands of pine.
Incidentally the tree trunk in the photo is very likely an Arbutus which is called Madrona some places:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arbutus_menziesii
So I would guess the beetle that created the tracks there is not the Pine Beetle.
Edit: neither of the links above worked for me - I'll just Google "Pine beetle B.C." and "Madrona".
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9. BriarCraft
10:07 PM GMT on February 17, 2013
I was looking at the colorful fungi up above and couldn't help noticing all the bark beetle tracks. Those pesky bark beetles have killed/are killing the non-native pine trees that the previous owner planted on our property. Thankfully, they don't seem to be bothering the native fir and spruce trees. Or maybe pine is just tastier and they're saving the Douglas firs for later.

Are bark beetles much of a problem up your way?
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8. ycd0108
1:52 AM GMT on February 16, 2013
Afternoon Bogon:
Very good of you to find and link that information. I had looked at the Wikipedia site but I see the book referenced was printed in 2010 so maybe I gave up looking there too early.
My work partner, Gunther, has a stone which we took to the University of Victoria to show it to the fellow designated as the Meteor expert there. He said it was not a meteorite but then called another PhD down who also said it was not a space rock. Incidentally the second fellow was tasked with tracking Near Earth Objects.
Years later we showed the rock to a mining exploration geologist who worked in the Canadian North. He stated that it was a meteorite and he had seen many on the ice up north.
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7. Bogon
10:12 PM GMT on February 15, 2013
Wikipedia lists an event on March 31, 1965.

Here's another report.

So, you're not crazy. :oD
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6. ycd0108
5:12 PM GMT on February 15, 2013
Well that's quite the wake up call for the folks in Russia. I did not hear anything till I checked Angela's blog - actually Tloml had hollered something up the stairs about a meteorite while I was checking local marine weather so I figured it would have showed up here.
I wonder how many folks have heard the sonic boom from a meteor.
I have.
Seems to me I probably blogged about it a while ago.
It went like this:
Sitting with my feet up on Sis' bedroom desk and wearing some goofy green sunglasses she had we were chatting about who knows what when the window lit up. I stood up and looked out and saw a green shaded landscape in the valley below. I could see a herd of cows in the neighbor's field about 1/2 mile away well after "Dark".
The sky was overcast so I could not see a track - just light where it should not be. Dumped the green glasses and got my own glasses on and charged downstairs yelling (there were no cell phones in the mid '60s or I'd have filmed the event): "Somethin's happenin' Here!"
I made it to the porch and the light was pretty well gone when the sound hit: a long deep rumble.
I have searched for a record of this event in the North Okanagan, B.C., Canada 1965 or so. No joy yet.
If my memory serves it seems to me the newspapers at the time reported a meteorite found about 30 miles from my location.
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5. ycd0108
4:15 PM GMT on February 14, 2013
5C. light rain wind light variable.
Good day for a run to check the boat, car and cabin on the small island. Last time we went the car battery was flat and the solar system batteries at the cabin were also down - 7.8 Volts is basically a dead battery bank.
Maybe we should look at Lithium batteries for the system there. Probably very expensive but a lot lighter.
Ain't it funny that the two rare elements - Lead and Lithium - are so different in atomic weight but provide us with similar storage/recharge capability?
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4. ycd0108
12:49 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
Hey Rob:
Thanks. I figured that was where I had seen that advice and it looks like BriarCraft uses that method 'cause her links worked for me.
Way too simple for an old feller who has practiced the art of "Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory"
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3. RobDaHood
8:26 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Quoting ycd0108:
Thanks BriarCraft:
I did not enter a space though. The space is entered automatically and you can not delete it. Short links seem to work and there is a way to make linking better but I haven't figured it out yet.

Hello!
Yes, WU does that automatically with longer links. Don't know why. If you use the link button above the comment box then paste you link there, it should work. There is a bit about it in my tutorial.

You can also do what BriarCraft did and paste the text link, (notice when she did that she got spaces too) then highlight the text, click link, then paste the link in the box. The link itself will not contain the erroneous spaces even though they appear in the text.

In theory at least...:o)
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2. ycd0108
8:17 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
Thanks BriarCraft:
I did not enter a space though. The space is entered automatically and you can not delete it. Short links seem to work and there is a way to make linking better but I haven't figured it out yet.
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1. BriarCraft
7:19 PM GMT on February 13, 2013
I figured out that you put a space in the link above, which is why it didn't work. http://thetyee.ca/News/2013/02/13/Sam-Harrison-Q- And-A/

But while I was googling, I found something else from Kai Nagata on a related subject. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatte rs/kai-nagata-targets-ezra-levants-oil-sands-suppo rt-new-puppet-rap-video

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