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Griff 03-21-2020 09:01 AM


Originally Posted by footfootfoot (Post 1048956)
Is it the 21st century version of watching paint dry? Because nothing beats imperceptible slowness in my book.

Well, you could join a Sangha for the same effect but we're practicing social-distancing.

Griff 03-21-2020 09:03 AM

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sexobon 03-21-2020 09:48 AM

The old High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment's term of service expired and the Live Feed cameras are being used to fill the void. The HDEV link is still active though and carries the Live Feed video image (lower definition) too. What's best about it is that the ISS Tracker is still working and appears below the video when you click on the ISS Tracker icon. It's nice to still be able to see where the ISS is over the Earth. I usually keep a couple of windows open to see both the ISS and follow its relative location:

Diaphone Jim 04-03-2020 10:43 AM

It is making me happy just at dark to see Venus visiting with her mythic sisters. Subaru owners take note.

Diaphone Jim 04-03-2020 10:47 AM

Forgot to suggest binoculars.

BigV 04-03-2020 10:56 AM


xoxoxoBruce 04-03-2020 11:52 PM

Nonsense, I looked at the sky and didn't see one of those labels... not one. :p:

monster 04-04-2020 12:42 AM


Originally Posted by Diaphone Jim (Post 1050093)
It is making me happy just at dark to see Venus visiting with her mythic sisters. Subaru owners take note.

I saw it! with beest's binoculars and with the telescope we got Bajaboi for $20 from Salvation Army thrift store. I also saw craters on the moon :D

and I got chilly

Diaphone Jim 04-04-2020 10:29 AM

No labels

Griff 04-04-2020 10:40 AM


Carruthers 04-04-2020 10:50 AM

It's been quite a display recently.

Having missed the first pass of the ISS last night I went out to look for its second appearance.

Cloud in the SW put paid to that but Venus was an admirable stand in.

Griff 04-04-2020 11:00 AM

Our sky has been amazing.

Undertoad 04-04-2020 11:14 AM

Venus crossed in front of the Pleiades last night

I had cloud cover :(

Clodfobble 04-08-2020 08:21 PM

Our orthodontist sent an email several weeks ago letting us know that in addition to canceling/rescheduling all normal appointments, emergency repairs were not considered essential medical treatments under the shutdown orders. Any broken brackets, popped wires, etc. would just have to stay broken until this is all over.

Of course, I knew it was only a matter of time. Minifobette pops her wire out of its socket every couple of months. The first time it happened, I didn't really understand what was broken, and it was about a week before we got in to get it repaired. During that time, the wire tip and its spring were pressing into the soft tissue behind her molar, which grew up around it by several millimeters and ultimately required minor surgery and a lot of pain to have it cut loose again. The second time, I understood that it had to go back in immediately, but in the process of trying to just bend it gently enough to slip it back into place, I popped a whole bracket off her tooth--again, very painful, and again requiring more extensive repairs. Ever since then, the minute her wire pops out we go straight to the orthodontist and just sit in the waiting room until they can fit us in for a repair.

Anyway, sure enough, her wire popped out last night. Fortunately, it turns out that YouTube has lots of good videos about how to open different bracket styles and do a proper repair. And I did it! I opened all four lower brackets with a little tooth-cleaning hook, slid the wire out, slid it back into place on her molar, and closed all the brackets again.

I'm a certified orthodontist now!

glatt 04-08-2020 08:49 PM

Thatís freaking awesome! Great job. Seriously.

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