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Forum: Astronomy 2020-07-23, 20:19
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Spherical Cow
I was last able to see it when it was in the...

I was last able to see it when it was in the morning sky, but its been cloudy here ever since. At that time, it looked nothing like the pictures I've seen lately, but it was still good to see a naked...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-19, 02:57
Replies: 1,595
Views: 76,777
Posted By Spherical Cow
Arghh. Sounds like you handled this all very...

Arghh. Sounds like you handled this all very well. I have several friends who would have fainted midway through the process from the sight of blood. Hope the recovery goes well-

Norm
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-19, 00:08
Replies: 906
Views: 44,750
Posted By Spherical Cow
Yes, these were interesting times already, before...

Yes, these were interesting times already, before the bike accident. I smashed up the hip pretty good, so they replaced the ball and socket completely. The ball, along with the stem that goes down...
Forum: Lounge 2020-07-17, 15:40
Replies: 906
Views: 44,750
Posted By Spherical Cow
Yes, Happy Me-

I am not happy to have been off of the Forum for a few weeks, but Happy to be recovering and back. With 34,338 miles on my bike odometer, I had my first crash on a commute home from work. Broken hip,...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-05-19, 00:58
Replies: 2
Views: 432
Posted By Spherical Cow
Very clever- Yes, I think I see a spectroscope in...

Very clever- Yes, I think I see a spectroscope in my future.
Forum: Astronomy 2020-05-01, 22:21
Replies: 3
Views: 2,680
Posted By Spherical Cow
An excellent article- thanks for posting that...

An excellent article- thanks for posting that one!

Norm
Forum: Lounge 2020-05-01, 22:07
Replies: 91
Views: 5,886
Posted By Spherical Cow
When I lived on the second floor of apartments...

When I lived on the second floor of apartments with a balcony, I spent many wonderful nights photographing the summer thunderstorms here in the desert. The large bolt on the right is a good example...
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-22, 16:17
Replies: 42
Views: 1,031
Posted By Spherical Cow
I would go with Misner, Thorne, & Wheeler- I...

I would go with Misner, Thorne, & Wheeler- I don't know why, but there is something calming (comforting?) about the orderliness and logic, though admittedly complicated, of such concepts. There is a...
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-10, 23:38
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
Yes, definitely- that's part of the...

Yes, definitely- that's part of the state-by-state differences that hopefully someone drills down into to ferret out answers. Testing regimens, test reporting, definitions; lots of stuff to look at....
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-04-10, 23:18
Replies: 2,798
Views: 155,707
Posted By Spherical Cow
Ha! "Kon-Tiki" were the first words I thought of...

Ha! "Kon-Tiki" were the first words I thought of when I say that article. A blast from the past.
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-10, 23:12
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
There's going to be some fascinating statistics...

There's going to be some fascinating statistics coming out of all this, given the different reactions state-by-state to the growing pandemic, the different populations, and different population...
Forum: Lounge 2020-04-10, 16:02
Replies: 1,458
RIP
Views: 92,312
Posted By Spherical Cow
Mort Drucker, caricaturist/cartoonist for Mad...

Mort Drucker, caricaturist/cartoonist for Mad Magazine, and others. I was a huge fan of Mad's satire and cynicism "back in the day" (50+ years ago).
...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-03-25, 17:57
Replies: 7
Views: 2,129
Posted By Spherical Cow
Thanks for the link- that's good to hear. There...

Thanks for the link- that's good to hear. There are indeed some of us who are more likely to binge-watch a few years of the BAA than Game of Thrones.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-17, 17:47
Replies: 160
Views: 9,731
Posted By Spherical Cow
And most big events have aftershocks....Hang on.

And most big events have aftershocks....Hang on.
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-12, 21:51
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
I also subscribed and ended up with numerous...

I also subscribed and ended up with numerous shelves of those books. Kept my favorites, but 90% of what I had have now made their way to the used book store. I had one with me for airplane-reading on...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-12, 18:00
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
Yes, you are right; I should have specified...

Yes, you are right; I should have specified Schengen, which is the accurate description of the area from which travel is banned. Although, if you are a legal permanent resident of the US, or a family...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-12, 16:20
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
No, being in between "action" and "inaction"...

No, being in between "action" and "inaction" doesn't make him right. Nice cliche, but not valid. Action is needed, but not late, limited action. Why ban flights from Europe, but not the UK? Or the...
Forum: Lounge 2020-03-12, 13:48
Replies: 1,007
Views: 40,624
Posted By Spherical Cow
And a Europe travel ban- Unbelievable. ...

And a Europe travel ban- Unbelievable.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/12/business/airline-stocks-trump-europe-travel-ban/index.html

Again, as an American, apologies to the global community for...
Forum: Languages -- Ancient & Modern, Human & Machine 2020-02-29, 23:16
Replies: 47
Views: 3,358
Posted By Spherical Cow
Perhaps this is a good time to review Monty...

Perhaps this is a good time to review Monty Python's Latin grammar graffiti scene in the Life of Brian, where John Cleese corrects Brian's Latin grammar in some graffiti....Another of my favorites. I...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-02-24, 14:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Spherical Cow
Got clouded out of an occultation by the asteroid...

Got clouded out of an occultation by the asteroid Schalen last night- this attempt was in support of observations the VERITAS array was going to try. They're using the diffraction patterns during...
Forum: Science & Technology 2020-02-20, 22:58
Replies: 2,798
Views: 155,707
Posted By Spherical Cow
I whole-heartedly agree- the bindings on my...

I whole-heartedly agree- the bindings on my Uranometria volumes of charts are falling apart, but I never have the telescope out without them. They seem much easier to use than a computer screen, plus...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-02-20, 17:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Spherical Cow
This would be really nice- earlier in the evening...

This would be really nice- earlier in the evening before the Thyra event above, there was a possible occultation by a Centaur asteroid, and the group was encouraging observations from pretty much...
Forum: Astronomy 2020-02-19, 17:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Spherical Cow
Tiny Shadows of Minor Planets

Finally, after 6 or 7 attempts thwarted by clouds and equipment problems, I got my first asteroid occultation data. Yesterday morning, the asteroid Thyra occulted a 10.9 magnitude star along a narrow...
Forum: Lounge 2020-02-11, 20:36
Replies: 120
Views: 11,907
Posted By Spherical Cow
As a member of the above elite group, my revised...

As a member of the above elite group, my revised prediction is 107448791, which will be discovered on February 9, 2021.

Norm
Forum: Lounge 2020-02-05, 21:12
Replies: 1,458
RIP
Views: 92,312
Posted By Spherical Cow
Ah- You're right; somehow I missed that. Sorry to...

Ah- You're right; somehow I missed that. Sorry to have reported old news. Better to have reported old news than fake news, I guess.

Norm
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