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Qdeathstar

Is anyone traveling to see the eclipse? Im heading down to Columbia, SC today...

TKall

We are almost directly in the path.  The only problem will be the smoke.

larryd

Is this an invite?

BTW, it only takes 2 minutes to remove a bronze horse off a cement base.



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No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

travis_farmer

I don't really get worked up about an eclipse. an opaque object held just right between your eye, and the sun is just as exciting.  :smiley-neutral:

~Travis
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Qdeathstar

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Aug 19, 2017, 08:04 pm Last Edit: Aug 19, 2017, 08:19 pm by Qdeathstar
How would you know, you've never experienced one.


Sure, it's an invite. Anyone who wants to hot-rack it with me I'm down.


I don't have time to waste protecting or demolishing monuments to dead losers. I did like the point that one anti-conferate person made to those who said demolishing confederate statues is removing history: when we won our independence we weren't worried about "removing history" we melted down a statue of king George and turned it into musket balls... now, I'm not sure if that story is true or not, but it is a good story. I'm just not a fan of spending millions of dollars to remove them though. Maybe that money would be better spent on education for fatherless inner city kids or on drug treatment centers for meth whores and crack addicts. I mean, shake a fist, remove a statue, and wham bam thank you woman of the night ~ equality.

Nah.

AWOL

Perhaps the gods are giving the nation a sign that it is time to impeach.
Being gods, they would have known well in advance that you would need a sign right about now
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Qdeathstar

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Aug 19, 2017, 08:51 pm Last Edit: Aug 19, 2017, 08:52 pm by Qdeathstar
;) I'm sure the d man is working on it as we speak

travis_farmer

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How would you know, you've never experienced one.
perhaps not, but i have experienced lunar eclipse, and i wasn't exactly on the edge of my seat.

if i had a telescope, i would be more at awe with the stars, planets, and such. but a shadow, not so much. it is all personal preference, i guess.

~Travis
Current Obsession: Ham Radio, and my CNC Router
Check out my website, i have my own forum on my hobby server.

AWOL

Even a partial is pretty special - the ones I remember were just . . weird.

Summer, middle of the day, so shadows were short, but the light levels unseasonable - just felt wrong. Quite unsettling.
"Pete, it's a fool looks for logic in the chambers of the human heart." Ulysses Everett McGill.
Do not send technical questions via personal messaging - they will be ignored.
I speak for myself, not Arduino.

Qdeathstar

Yeah, lunar ones aren't great but the m pretty sure there is a use difference :)

aarg

We are almost directly in the path.  The only problem will be the smoke.
I heard you can buy some now in Illinois.
  ... with a transistor and a large sum of money to spend ...
Please don't PM me with technical questions. Post them in the forum.

larryd

Make a pin hole camera with a white paper screen to display the bite out of the sun.



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No technical PMs.
The last thing you did is where you should start looking.

Delta_G

We will be just south of St. Louis watching this one.  I heard the path is going to cross a tropical storm and they're saying that's a first since they've had the meteorological science to really see if the sudden cool down does anything. 
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Qdeathstar

Yeah, tropical storm Harvey, but not the full eclipse, 50% I think. Harvey weekened into a depression today though so Idk...

TomGeorge

Hi,
I'll be watching with you, outside with my piece of paper and pinhole, ...  in   .. the....    middle...   of....   the.. night.......

I think I have a little problem.......

I can remember a total eclipse here in Australia back in the late 70's, up on a high hill, student BBQ.
We could see the fantastic speed that the shadow moves, just don't blink.

Hmm..now where is my LED lantern...

Good luck on the viewing..  Tom.. :)
Everything runs on smoke, let the smoke out, it stops running....

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