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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 07:55 PM »
Thanks cheese for posting. I woke up around 0130 this morning and read about half of it then finish reading during day lite hours.
Very interesting
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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 10:18 PM »
Ya it’s a weird deal. Most stories start off with a subject and you can usually figure out the result. This took me by surprise...this is reality TV in its most raw sense. More than reality TV, a person died in his effort to secure funding from an insurer.

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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 09:14 PM »
Great article. Very well written. You really get a sense of how big these ships are and how dangerous this work is. This wasn't even the largest ship they rescued.
Clearly the Titan guys are well recruited.
I did read that Rich Habib, the director of this rescue died in a snowboarding accident in 2016.
Tim

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Re: An Interesting Article
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 11:42 PM »
I did read that Rich Habib, the director of this rescue died in a snowboarding accident in 2016.

Did not know that Tim...  [sad]  [sad]. I always find it interesting the extremes some people go to right the wrongs of others.

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Re: An Interesting Article...Bugatti from LEGOs
« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2018, 12:13 PM »
Here's something I stumbled on. A full sized Bugatti Chiron built from Legos and NO glue. This thing was made from 1 Million Legos & 2300 electric toy motors. It's capable of holding 2 people and traveling at 18 MPH.  [cool]

https://gizmodo.com/marvel-at-this-drivable-bugatti-chiron-built-from-a-mil-1828680513


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An Interesting Article...Sinkholes
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 11:04 AM »
Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up

I think #12 from Japan is probably the most devastating while #3 from Guatemala is probably the creepiest.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/08/sinkholes-when-the-earth-opens-up/568762/

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Re: An Interesting Article...Hand made pin hole camera
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2019, 12:06 PM »
For you camera buffs out there here’s a guy that made a pin hole camera and used a Unitas watch movement as the shutter timer. Pretty interesting stuff.

https://wornandwound.com/heartbeat-by-kwanghun-hyun/

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Re: An Interesting Article...Raising the Dead
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2019, 09:59 AM »
Here's a story I just couldn't put down. It's a general background on deep-water diving in which a diver will descend 900 feet in 11 minutes (that's 1.4 feet per second) yet will have to stay in the water for 9-11 hours to fully decompress. That's a high price to pay for an 11 minute adrenalin rush.

This story however, has a twist and that's the reason I couldn't stop reading it. To say it's compelling is an understatement.  [jawdrop]

https://www.outsideonline.com/1922711/raising-dead

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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2019, 01:07 PM »
I started diving in the sixties.  Ended up a fisherman collecting reef fish and shipping them all over the world.  No idea how many thousands of dives I’ve done.  There are a few guys I know using rebreathers to collect in the 500 ft range for rare stuff or looking for new species.  Incredibly risky.  Throughout the years I’ve known many divers who have died while diving, been lost or have been paralyzed or have permanent damage from getting bent.  Everyone with near misses.

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With the upcoming 50 year anniversary of the moon landing, I spotted this article.

The Apollo 10 crew was given the task to do everything that the 2 month later Apollo 11 crew was tasked with except for one thing..."You can't land on the moon".

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/science/apollo-10-moon-nasa.html



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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2019, 09:24 PM »
Woww that ship salvage is amazing. They need to make that a show. I love the shows when guys have to think on their feet and fix things on the fly like gold rush and deadliest catch. I understand some of it is scripted or overhyped but some of it isnt.
  Someone take this idea to Discovery channel!!!

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Re: An Interesting Video...Atomic Veterans
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2019, 11:34 AM »
Fair warning, this is a pretty intense video both in it's filming style and in its overall message.

From 1946 to 1992 over 14,000 US troops were exposed to nuclear radiation in over 1000 US military tests.

All the service members involved were admonished by the US military to never tell ANYONE about what they'd seen and were also instructed to never discuss it between the individual service members. If they did, a $10,000 fine and a charge of treason would be levied against them.



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Re: An Interesting Article...The Buzzer
« Reply #14 on: June 10, 2019, 11:50 AM »
Here's an interesting run-up to the last article "Atomic Veterans".

It seems that near St. Petersburg Russia, behind a rusted fence & gates, there's an old Russian military radio station, MDZhB, that no one claims to run. Yet it has been broadcasting a weird signal, 24/7 for the last 37 years.

When the Buzzer is broadcasting, you can hear the signal here:

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/?tune=4625

The entire BBC article is here:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170801-the-ghostly-radio-station-that-no-one-claims-to-run

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Re: An Interesting Article...The Chicago Harp that Rules the World.
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2019, 12:16 PM »
Lyon & Healy, located in Chicago, have been building wooden harps by hand since 1889. The neck & body are hard maple while the sound board is Sitka spruce. The string pull can exceed 2000 PSI and there are almost 2000 individual parts in a Concert Grand harp. 

The 23-karat gold leaf is applied by hand with a squirrel-hair brush thanks to static electricity.

With all of the hand work involved, a harp can cost over $100,000 and takes about a year to construct.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Chicago-Harp-That-Rules-the-World/

Here's the Lyon & Healy website:

https://www.lyonhealy.com/lyon-healy-harps/harps-maker-company-history/




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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2019, 12:26 PM »
There is a NOVA episode on salvaging the Costa Concordia that is quite good.

The Lego car ..................................  now that is something that could be re-purposed when you've had your fill of driving it!  [smile]

Seth

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Re: An Interesting Article...Bugatti from LEGOs
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2019, 12:40 PM »

The Lego car ..................................  now that is something that could be re-purposed when you've had your fill of driving it!  [smile]

Seth

That's funny...
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Now this is interesting. The simple chore of looking at a watch and determining the time is now up for grabs. This all makes sense with the proliferation of digital devices. Still, it makes one stop and think....

So here's a shot of 2 watches both telling the same story. A Rolex Explorer II declaring it's 5:03 in analog form somewhere in the world and a Casio displaying the same time in digital form but in the 24 hour format.  Actually, the Rolex is also displaying the time in the same 24 hour format if you look at the red hand with the white triangle at the end. The traditional hour hand displays the 12 hour time while the red hand with the triangle displays the 24 hour time. This function is called GMT.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dilemma-for-clock-face-as-smartphone-generation-loses-ability-to-tell-the-time-330j5sskf


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Now this is interesting. The simple chore of looking at a watch and determining the time is now up for grabs. This all makes sense with the proliferation of digital devices. Still, it makes one stop and think....

Interesting.  However, I note that for devices like the Apple Watch, many of the built in watch faces are ones with hands, not digital numbers.   We have come a long way from the Casio.  Some even look like a Rolex watch face :-)

Bob


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Yay for digital! Round clocks can go the way of the stagecoach.

Sometimes when you ask the older generation for the time you get answers like "a little past five" or "ten to half six".

I don't think like that anymore. For me it is 5:07 or 17:20.

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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2019, 10:08 AM »
I love all my chronographs, but the fact is my Casio watches are just as accurate , more reliable and a lot easier to maintain. 

Fancy analog timepieces, especially complications aren't going anywhere. People don't buy them for practicality. If they did, Casio and Seiko would have run all the Swiss makers out if business in the 70's.

And not everyone wants to receive a phone call on their wrist.

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I don't think like that anymore. For me it is 5:07 or 17:20.

Concur!  Try getting a millennial to understand the concept of "o'clock"...   [big grin]
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Try getting a millennial to understand the concept of "o'clock"...   [big grin]
But it's so simple:

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An Interesting Article...Under an Arctic Sky
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2020, 04:19 PM »
This if for you photography buffs out there. How about a trip to Iceland in the hopes of surfing under the Northern Lights?

http://www.underanarcticsky.com



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Re: An Interesting Article...Ship Salvage
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2020, 05:06 PM »
Cheese, that Casio World Time is 20+ years old(just looked it up it's from 1988). I had one but not in the brass case. Mine was black with a black band.

Found it in a drawer with a couple other old watches. A Casio Wrist Camera from ~1995 and an Old Citizen Divers watch.
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Re: An Interesting Article...The Chicago Harp that Rules the World.
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2020, 05:33 PM »
Lyon & Healy, located in Chicago, have been building wooden harps by hand since 1889. The neck & body are hard maple while the sound board is Sitka spruce. The string pull can exceed 2000 PSI and there are almost 2000 individual parts in a Concert Grand harp. 

The 23-karat gold leaf is applied by hand with a squirrel-hair brush thanks to static electricity.

With all of the hand work involved, a harp can cost over $100,000 and takes about a year to construct.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Chicago-Harp-That-Rules-the-World/

Here's the Lyon & Healy website:

https://www.lyonhealy.com/lyon-healy-harps/harps-maker-company-history/

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@Cheese,
 
I just saw this, so.....

When exiting 94 north onto Ohio to head west, you end up facing south. In front of you is the Lyon and Healy building. You can see the harps in various stages of build through the windows. 3 floors if I recall correctly. Years ago when I first had the experience of seeing this building I had to research the building. To this day it amazes me to see the harps.

For those of you who want to own a piece of the company but not a harp——Washburn guitar.

I’ve also had the privilege of working in/on the old Hammond organ building

Tom
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Re: An Interesting Article...The Chicago Harp that Rules the World.
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2020, 06:32 PM »
Lyon & Healy, located in Chicago, have been building wooden harps by hand since 1889. The neck & body are hard maple while the sound board is Sitka spruce. The string pull can exceed 2000 PSI and there are almost 2000 individual parts in a Concert Grand harp. 

The 23-karat gold leaf is applied by hand with a squirrel-hair brush thanks to static electricity.

With all of the hand work involved, a harp can cost over $100,000 and takes about a year to construct.

http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/May-2019/The-Chicago-Harp-That-Rules-the-World/

Here's the Lyon & Healy website:

https://www.lyonhealy.com/lyon-healy-harps/harps-maker-company-history/


My mom was a harpist and I grew up with a Lyon & Healy model 23 in the house. 

When I got older I got to help move it to/from rehearsal and concerts;  it isn't so heavy but it is very bulky, and naturally mom was always very nervous about it. 

She still has it, although she hasn't played in many years.

They are truly amazing instruments;  both the cosmetics of the woodwork, but also the mechanism. 



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Re: An Interesting Article...The Chicago Harp that Rules the World.
« Reply #28 on: April 14, 2020, 09:53 AM »

@Cheese,
 
I just saw this, so.....

When exiting 94 north onto Ohio to head west, you end up facing south. In front of you is the Lyon and Healy building. You can see the harps in various stages of build through the windows. 3 floors if I recall correctly. Years ago when I first had the experience of seeing this building I had to research the building. To this day it amazes me to see the harps.


Thanks for that Tom @tjbnwi I think I know exactly the location you're talking about as I stumbled upon it the last time I was in Chicago.  However, if they were to light the interior at night it could make a great billboard but without the monthly fees.  [smile]