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  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/CCfknV2gGqj/media/?siz...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CCfknV2gGqj/media/?size=l

    Apparently this is a digital manipulation, but still a pretty cool image. @kefan404 on Instagram
  2. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    This was 1/6 second at 1600 ISO, f3.5. I think...

    This was 1/6 second at 1600 ISO, f3.5. I think there were a couple problems: 1. the sky was just getting too light by then, and 2. there must have been a slight haze. When the sun came up the...
  3. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    My photo efforts last night were a failure....

    My photo efforts last night were a failure. Here's one where I've outlined the comet. As you can see it's already quite faint and this was at about 4:15 am.
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  4. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    I got out to see it this morning, but I was a...

    I got out to see it this morning, but I was a little late. Intended to leave the house at 3:00, but didn't get out till almost 4:00. It starts getting light really early this time of year, even with...
  5. Thread: View right now

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    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50100078018_85...

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50100078018_85e963754e_b.jpg
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    "Bears Eating Cub Scouts" is a little dark even...

    "Bears Eating Cub Scouts" is a little dark even by his standards. :)
  7. Thread: Comet Neowise

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    Comet Neowise

    This is pretty cool. Not sure I've actually seen a comet before! Has anyone seen it yet?
    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/comet-neowise-is-visible-now-how-to-catch-it/
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    I don't know. Is it the guy who plays bass for...

    I don't know. Is it the guy who plays bass for the Red Hot Chili Peppers or a different flea?
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    With no indication that this kitty has a home...

    With no indication that this kitty has a home we've decided to take her in. My mom has been thinking about getting a cat for a while and this sweetheart will be perfect for her, so our plan is to get...
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    This is good, but it's not from Pepys' diary....

    This is good, but it's not from Pepys' diary. It's actually from someone on Twitter with the handle @Pepys_Diaries who tweets in the style of Pepys, but it's his/her own content.
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    Really? I've seen far more garish houses than...

    Really? I've seen far more garish houses than this one.
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    I'm with you. I think some people bring it on...

    I'm with you. I think some people bring it on themselves by staying connected while they are "on vacation." Just don't do it. It may be career limiting, but oh well. Unless you own your own business...
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    Wouldn't the obvious solution be to eliminate...

    Wouldn't the obvious solution be to eliminate unlimited sick leave?
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    Your stat game is a little weak. Most people know...

    Your stat game is a little weak. Most people know more than a single person.
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    My wife takes baths exclusively unless we're...

    My wife takes baths exclusively unless we're somewhere without a tub. When we book accommodations for a vacation she specifically looks for places that have tubs.
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    We know the average age of those testing positive...

    We know the average age of those testing positive has decreased significantly, so I think it probably has more to do with that. Those young people aren't dying, so it takes time for them to infect...
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    COVID deaths in the U.S. now seem to be starting...

    COVID deaths in the U.S. now seem to be starting to increase again after a steady decline. Gee, no one could have seen this coming!
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    The New York Times just did a story on this:...

    The New York Times just did a story on this:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/07/travel/american-travelers-restrictions-coronavirus.html
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    Agreed. Trump's only competition for most...

    Agreed. Trump's only competition for most incompetent handling is Jair Bolsonaro.
  20. Thread: RIP 747

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    I did quite a bit of design work on the 747-8...

    I did quite a bit of design work on the 747-8 variants (-8I "Intercontinental" passenger airplane and -8F freighter). To be honest all the old primarily aluminum airplanes are quite similar in...
  21. Thread: RIP 747

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    If you didn't just assume this was a pilot Iron...

    If you didn't just assume this was a pilot Iron Maiden hired to fly their plane.
  22. Thread: RIP 747

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    Neither one of them looks much like a rock star...

    Neither one of them looks much like a rock star in that photo. :)
  23. Thread: RIP 747

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    Funny coincidence is there's also a Boeing VP...

    Funny coincidence is there's also a Boeing VP named Bruce Dickinson who, if I recall correctly, was in charge of the 747 program at some point. I can only hope that he and Iron Maiden's Bruce...
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    Wait till you're over 40 or so. The cashier won't...

    Wait till you're over 40 or so. The cashier won't even look at you twice. You sure as hell don't need to show ID.
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    There's your problem right there.

    There's your problem right there.
  26. Thread: View right now

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    333806 p.s. el hefe is my hero.

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    p.s. el hefe is my hero.
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    Well, our PR isn't quite as good.

    Well, our PR isn't quite as good.
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    The Powder Zone. It's almost as cool as the...

    The Powder Zone. It's almost as cool as the Alpine Zone!
  29. Thread: View right now

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    Lake Sammamish?

    Lake Sammamish?
  30. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Looks like I've got myself a new lap cat. 333605

    Looks like I've got myself a new lap cat.
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  31. Thread: RIP 747

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    To be pedantic it's just Concorde, not the...

    To be pedantic it's just Concorde, not the Concorde.
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    Yeah, but you're only coming into contact with a...

    Yeah, but you're only coming into contact with a few people. All the high risk activities involve things where you're coming into contact with lots of people. As Benny said it's all about...
  33. Thread: RIP 747

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    The A380 is an abomination.

    The A380 is an abomination.
  34. Thread: RIP 747

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    Took a couple photos of this beauty last year...

    Took a couple photos of this beauty last year when we were in the airport waiting for our flight to Norway (we flew Icelandair on a 757. No comparison).
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    This checks out for someone with the username...

    This checks out for someone with the username "gravitylover."
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    It seems like I should have seen this already,...

    It seems like I should have seen this already, but I don't think so. Definitely interesting!

    https://youtu.be/cHLbaOLWjpc
  37. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Here's a closeup of new kitty. 333473 Looks...

    Here's a closeup of new kitty.
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    Looks like its whiskers have been clipped. Who would do that?
  38. Thread: Irregardless

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    I like people who think "alls" is a word. For...

    I like people who think "alls" is a word. For example: "alls you gotta do is..."
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    333450 I never realized that Charles Manson's...

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    I never realized that Charles Manson's face appears on TR's forehead!
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    or this classic :) https://youtu.be/k7ukHTzFGYM

    or this classic :)

    https://youtu.be/k7ukHTzFGYM
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    Some quality garage rock for you. ...

    Some quality garage rock for you.

    https://youtu.be/yANwY3aYY2c
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    With a big emphasis on the "kinda" considering he...

    With a big emphasis on the "kinda" considering he had earlier prohibited municipalities from enforcing required mask usage.
  43. Thread: Irregardless

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    You tellin' me Tonghands was really Tonguehands?...

    You tellin' me Tonghands was really Tonguehands? That's intriguing.
  44. Thread: Irregardless

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    I believe it's "toungue."

    I believe it's "toungue."
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    Wouldn't it be cool if at least one of these...

    Wouldn't it be cool if at least one of these doofuses admitted to being completely wrong?
  46. Thread: Irregardless

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    It just doesn't jive with my worldview. Anyone...

    It just doesn't jive with my worldview.

    Anyone who used "irregardless" is still a looser.
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    From the photos I've seen I think he's (or she's,...

    From the photos I've seen I think he's (or she's, not sure yet) a ragdoll.
  48. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    We've been trying to find out if the new kitty I...

    We've been trying to find out if the new kitty I posted a couple days ago has a home or not. Last night we put a paper collar on him with our phone number, but he's still wearing it today. My wife...
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    If I owned that store I'm not sure I'd risk that...

    If I owned that store I'm not sure I'd risk that ultimatum.
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    Well, presumably it's not dead forever and I...

    Well, presumably it's not dead forever and I think lots of people with the money for it want to buy an awesome house whether or not they are truly going to use the amenities. How else can you explain...
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