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by ygmir
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

well BVB... I stood tall at midnight, just like in the drawing....saw nothing so went horizontal until 6 am, stood again, and it's overcast......I guess meteor showers are just something I can't quite get right...

*strokes Juke, heads for ROS*
by ygmir
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

that's a great explanation
, thanks BVB!
by ygmir
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

HI BVB! is it true meteor showers are best observed around and after midnight? I get conflicting opinions from folks. best observed on a clear night You’re welcome this is why people look to you for knowledge... HI BVB! is it true meteor showers are best observed around and after midnight? I get co...
by ygmir
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

HI BVB!
is it true meteor showers are best observed around and after midnight? I get conflicting opinions from folks.
by ygmir
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Keeping Cool
Topic: Feasibility of Window AC for RV?
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Feasibility of Window AC for RV?

I did that in my RV: made a plywood cover, would remove the push out escape window when I got there, put the plywood cover (with cutout for the A/C) up, through bolts to 1x1 square metal tubing on the inside. Then, the A/c can hang on the sill and plywood just like it does on a house window. Blue ta...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

wow, there was just a post on my neighborhood group, that a tree just fell across a power line and is on fire......luckily, it's pouring rain, so no real fire spread danger.....and I'm not home... What a difference a few days can make in an event. If this had happened last week, it could easily mirr...
by ygmir
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

There's also the 3-hour Precipitation Accumulation overlay. And you can enter setup and under Control you can step forwards to see what is forecast. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=precip_3hr/grid=on/orthographic=-124.78,34.05,3000/loc=-121.352,39.447 this is anothe...
by ygmir
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

It never rains, it pours... https://earther.gizmodo.com/rains-may-help-fight-the-camp-fire-this-week-and-create-1830536827 Rain forecast across Northern California. Up to six inches of rain could fall near Paradise and the surrounding area. From September until the fire began in early November, rai...
by ygmir
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

to Gaminwench's points: I'm in favor of letting people build what and how they want. Some time back in our county, there was a thing called "K" housing (maybe other places too?). I allowed for owner/builders to make it as they would, and only required permits related to health and safety, for the ge...
by ygmir
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

I agree, it will be fascinating to see how and why some places survived. I have a friend who owns a fire investigation company and is there now. Maybe, when he gets done, I can get some good info to share. I think a valid notion, is, we can't anticipate and defend against any and all circumstances. ...
by ygmir
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

*wanders in, strokes Juke, heads for ROS*
by ygmir
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Power Mathy Math Stuff made easy
Replies: 4
Views: 1010

Re: Power Mathy Math Stuff made easy

thanks for posting this, and making the effort to help.
by ygmir
Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:49 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

In photos & videos around Paradise, I'm seeing a number of examples of holes in the ground from roots that burnt away. This is a screenshot of the most dramatic, with a power line on top of a tree stump, approximately eight feet from the corner of a house (burnt down). . Paradise power line hole.jp...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

To be fair to PG&E, up here in “The State of Jefferson” country ... Darwinism is alive, well and welcome by the masses. So many private acres where local residents shoot first and ask later. So the contractors hired by PG&E ... that hired subcontractors from who knows where ... they have a hard tim...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

I don't live in CA. But my opinion is that PG&E will go bankrupt but come back the same, the families and homeowners will be poorly compensated, the electricity bills will increase (creating a heavier burden for fixed and low income customers), and the tree trimming will be further delayed creating...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

I remember way back, when our local power company, PG&E, was doing the job they thought necessary, people were screaming about them cutting too many trees. I forget if it was legislation, or some sort of edict, that reduced the cutting and clearing. Add to that, the people who want the forest "left ...
by ygmir
Tue Nov 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

thanks for posting Bounce! So glad you and Flutter are alive, and well (relatively). yes, as needs arise, post, or let someone know and they can post. Understanding, it's tough to post and ask for help, and yet, people want to help.....so that. A few of us, who are fairly close, have "stuff", if we ...
by ygmir
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 3101

Re: California Fires: Camp, Lost, Eden, Mountaineer, Woolsey, etc.

I don’t know if any of you knew eplayan “Bounce530”, but he lived in Paradise. The news from him isn’t good at all.. Cap’n, cliffhanger? Is he OK? Alive? Family? I'll leave details to Bounce if he pops in, but yes, he's alive, sounds like family made it out, no word on pets. But, sounds like that's...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 866
Views: 64166

Re: "It's news to me!"

Similar to the "Kennewick Man" controversy, I was directly involved in. And I have friends involved in "Spirit Cave Man"......I don't buy the results of either or conclusions reached, which were influenced by political sentiment. The DNA should be what it is, then it has to be fit/matched with othe...
by ygmir
Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: "It's news to me!"
Replies: 866
Views: 64166

Re: "It's news to me!"

The world’s oldest natural mummy, the 10,000-year-old iconic skeleton known as the “Spirit Cave mummy”, was reburied this summer by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone people in Nevada, after a DNA study showed it was in fact an ancestor of the tribe. On the study, the Falon Paiute-Shoshone tribe said "conf...
by ygmir
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

*strolls in, starts ECM* Hiya GH! nice to seeya drop in! wow, 20 years of TTITD. You've really seen some changes! Marty sure makes some beautiful ceramics. I have a couple of wonderful items, at I too, cherish them. And your "stones".....so cool to watch you make them with that lens, melting playa d...
by ygmir
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

*rides in on War Rabbit, hops off and leaves WR to hunt* *Sidles up to the Bar* HI Marty! Good to seeya Pal! Yeah, you're doing damn good, and good for you! It's always a treat to see you! And yeah, "rear view mirror".....indeed. I know it's all relative, and we all have our levels, but it is gettin...
by ygmir
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

burner von braun wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:50 am
*taps on ECM*
:coffee:

*waves, strolls out to start a new week*
*notes BVB strolling out through Lounge Adjoining Bar Inclusion Area*
by ygmir
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

yay Elorrum!
the best bar fabricator we have!
inventor (IIRC) of the SCC., upper level hot tub, hhmm what else. those come to mind.
*sets whiskey and cigar in dark corner booth*
*notes tones coming from below the floor*
by ygmir
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

HI Patsh!
yeah, I miss those days. Just fun and banter, planning, snark, and camaraderie. Silly themes and memes.
by ygmir
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

*rides in on War Rabbit* *dismounts, send WR off to forage, sets Cheese Doodles out in Da Mules stall, wanders in through swinging doors, turns on fan and throws playa dust in* Hi gang. wow, no one here yet. * starts fire in SCC, starts cowboy coffee* Comment-faire-un-café-de-cowboy-sur-un-feu-de-ca...
by ygmir
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

BVB nails it....again....
by ygmir
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 320
Views: 25691

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

*wanders in*
awe, thanks for the birthday wishes.....yes, starting my 7th decade....
It all goes by, now it's just looking back further than looking forward, I guess.
*wanders back to dark corner booth*
by ygmir
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work In Progress 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Work In Progress 2017

also did some work on the Hof:
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by ygmir
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Work In Progress 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Work In Progress 2017

thought I'd revive this thread. There are a couple of earlier versions, too, if anyone is interested. IIRC "work in progress" and "work in progress, 2015" or some such. It's fun to see folks projects, on and off playa. So many people here are so talented. I decided to "re-groove" my M35 tires myself...

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