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  1. Ok, it's official, UAPs are bullshit, Glenn Beck has weighed in and he says they are aliens. 

  2. 13 days until the great reveal!

  3. My wife, Nancy, passed away the morning of the 16th in her sleep. I am lost, I don't know what to do, I keep thinking I'll ask Nancy what to do then it hits me again.

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    2. CharonY

      CharonY

      I am so sorry to hear that. Please take time for yourself and know that folks are there for you.

    3. J.C.MacSwell

      J.C.MacSwell

      Sorry to hear that Moontanman.

      I can only imagine what you're going through, and have gone through, but I do know time can help, even if it is one day at a time.

      May she rest in peace.

    4. arc

      arc

      Moon, my dear friend, my heart aches for your loss. You will be in my thoughts in these coming days, stay strong and keep well knowing so many care for you and share in their hearts your grief.

  4. One thing that has become apparent after watching the Capital be over run by insurgents seeking to tear down our government is that across this great land a great many towns and villages are missing their Idiots...

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    2. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      ...and tan.

    3. joigus

      joigus

      Tan too.

    4. koti

      koti

      Arnold Shwarzenegger said in his emotional video clip yesterday that American democracy is like this Conan sword he's holding, that US democracy will get stronger with each tempering (Capitol raid) just like this sword gets stronger with fire and water. It was a very good video and much needed in light of current events but he forgot about one crucial thing which renders his clip a scary cliche - the sword is a movie prop.

  5. I am building  a large styrofoam background for my 75 gallon aquarium to allow me to use plants as filters. Can I post the picture on here and if so where? 

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    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Life interfered, no room for it now. 

    3. MigL

      MigL

      It would be a good way to keep busy, and get yor mind off things.
      When you're ready, of course.

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I live in an apartment now, no place to really work, it makes a huge mess to make such a background. 

       

  6. Getting ready to go fish collecting, any requests? 

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      I think you'd better talk to JCMacSwell about that cod, Strange.
      Won't find much cod in Moony's neck of the woods.

    3. joigus

      joigus

      You got me mouth watering until you mentioned the tadpoles. 🙀 Hello. We've never met before.

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The fish were far too small to eat... 

       

  7. Anyone else like time travel shows? Have you watched "Travelers" on Netflix? 

    1. Daedalus

      Daedalus

      Yeah and I like it! 

  8.  I don't have Covid 19! test came back negative! Looks like just plain old viral pneumonia! That 104 fever was a bitch! Feeling better now! All I need now is a flight back to NC, CA is nice but home is nicer!

     

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    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      They did tell me it was paramount that I avoid the covid 19 virus while sick.

    3. MigL

      MigL

      Only you could manage to catch a flu in sunny California.
      In the midst of a different kind of pandemic...

      Glad you're better; stay safe.

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I'm in the bay area, not that sunny, but orange trees grow in peoples yards!

  9. Hi guys, I am in sunny California where oranges grow on trees in people's yards and evidently it never really rains! I flew out here to see my son and grandchild and help them get their house upacked and set up. 

    My dad died days before I arrived andIfound out I had inherited al of his properties... Sort of... But he didn't leave a will so everything is in "probate" and all his properties will be sold to settle his debts and I have to make sure this gets done. 

    I named my son executor of his estate, my son volunteered btw. 

    I feel like I went on vacation only to find the sword of damacles floating over my head. 

    Fun fun in sunny CA! 

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    2. zapatos

      zapatos

      Good luck to you Moon. Nothing better than a grandchild to raise your spirits!

    3. MigL

      MigL

      Don't get too used to the 'beach' lifestyle.
      We'll have to start calling you SUNtanman.

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The ocean is probably a coule hours from where I am, I live close to the ocean in NC!

       

  10. Bad news, my step mom suffered a home invasion, not only did they beat her up they burned down her house. Onlookers were able to drag her out of the house. To make matters worse my dad died, I'm having problems getting information at this time since my step mom and my dad were my only source of info... 

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    2. jimmydasaint

      jimmydasaint

      Quote

      Have just read this now

      Moontanman,

      Sorry to hear of your loss and the invasion of your stepmother's house. As long as there is breath in a body and a will to carry on, people inevitably do...

      We can only give our good feelings to you and I will pray for your troubles to decrease.  Please realise that there is always light at the end of this tunnel. 

      Keep hope alive!

       

    3. koti

      koti

      Read just now. Please accept my condolences Moon. It was only a couple lines but it was a very hard read.

       

    4. Ghideon

      Ghideon

      I am deeply saddened by the loss that you have encountered. 
      And I am moved by the fact that this forum is a place where such bad news can be shared in an open and honest fashion.

  11. I just loaded part one of a serial story, I hope you enjoy! 

     

  12. I am a grandpa! Eleanor Louise 8lbs 8oz! Mother and child are doing well!   

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    2. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      Congratulations! A granddaughter born during a hurricane is bound to be a low-pressure child!

    3. MigL

      MigL

      Congrats old man.

    4. arc

      arc

      Congratulations Moon, a truly joyous event for you and your family. I share you happiness.
  13. Ah Hates hurricanes!

    (Yosemite Sam voice) 

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    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

       

      It's all over, we got beat pretty bad, mostly by the tornados it spawned bu the wind and rain was vicious! 
       

      But more importantly I am a grandpa! Eleanor Louise 8lbs 8oz! Mother and child are doing well!   

       

    3. nevim

      nevim

      Congratulations!

    4. zapatos

      zapatos

      WooHoo! Super freaking awesome! Congratulations Moon!

  14. Does anyone on here know anything about riding lawn mowers? I have a craftsman Lt1000. last time I mowed the blades wouldn't disengage and the lever went loose. Now it will not even turn over as though the blades were still engaged and I can't figure out how to fix it. Any ideas out there?

    1. zapatos

      zapatos

      I once had a pack rat chew through the wires that monitored whether or not someone was sitting on the seat. Since there was no signal that I was indeed on the seat, the lawnmower would not start as part of that standard safety feature. Fixed the wire and all was good with the world.

    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I will put that on my list, shade tree mechanicing lawn mowers is not fun.

       

  15. How do you guys get the computer to allow you to type out math equations? 

    1. Curious layman

      Curious layman

      Sandbox no. 6 Test by  carrock.

      Halfway down are links. Not sure if its what your looking for though.

  16. I started riding motorcycles in 1970, dirt bikes, a yamaha 125 enduro lasted almost two years of hill climbing, and tearing through the woods and hills of WV but i tired of that and i wanted a street bike. A RD 350 yamaha bought by working for a year at a local grocery story provided the funds and and i enjoyed "cafe" type racing throughout all the little twisting roads  that snaked through the mountains and I thought I had the world by the tail until one day i saw this on the cover of a motorcycle magazine. I still have that magazine encased in plastic for all time :lol:

     https://www.motorcycle.com/features/archive-1971-yamaha-gl-750.html

    I worked as many hours as possible hoping to one day own that beautiful motorcycle but finally I got tired of waiting and bought a Kawasaki 900. I thought I'd never forgive yamaha for not producing that motorcycle but I forgave them when the yamaha 1100 midnight special became mine. 

    But I still dream about what it would have been like to have thrashed the curves on a motorcycle, that at the time, was close to 5 years head of everyone else in nearly every way. Just before yamaha decided not to produce a street legal version of the bike, opting instead for the TZ 750 road racer it was rumoured the production bike was going to be a 1000cc two stroke 4 along with reed valves, fuel injection, hydraulic disc brakes and liquid cooling, all this in 1971!...   Sadly my dream never came true but I still have my baby in my dreams.

    https://pin.it/2xhuuyx4tfrhkf

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    2. arc

      arc

      Hey Moon, I have one of its descendants, they only offered it for one year in the U.S. 1982 Yamaha XJ650RJ Seca 650. 

      IMG_1759.jpg.d65f21bee9cc25a16cf1931d3f8a9a08.jpg

      It's a four stroke of course, but still has a great get up and go  It's my little time machine, when I need to get back to those good old days. 

      https://ridermagazine.com/2012/11/12/retrospective-yamaha-xj650rj-seca-650-1982/

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naaXuqezwdo

       

    3. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      That is a nice looking ride, I've thought of getting an old V-Max, maybe a 2000 model or there about and customizing it to something similar to this but I'd have to acquire some skill first. 

      https://pin.it/zap5zuhi7b4xvb

      Whoa! How about this helmet, I might wear one of these driving a car! Maybe eve walking around after dark!

      https://pin.it/njv4sdydcxp36h

    4. Curious layman

      Curious layman

      Nice bike, careful you don't fall off and land on your helmet.

  17. There are two type of people in the world. those who have guns... and those who dig... 

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      I would be remiss if I didn't add something...

      "Dying ain't much of a livin', boy"
      Outlaw Josey Wales

    3. MigL

      MigL

      What about
      "when you have to shoot, Shoot...Don't talk"
      Tuco ( The good, the bad and the ugly )

      Tuco did the digging...

    4. koti

      koti

      Quote

      There are two type of people in the world. those who have guns... and those who dig...

      Catchy. Attractive. I like it.
      I've been a digger all my life and I'm pretty sure I can't eradicate it. It sucks to be a digger.

  18. I just posted a story, here is the link....

     

    http://blogs.scienceforums.net/moontanman/2019/03/12/party/

    1. MigL

      MigL

      So is the Hulk your 'residual self image' ?
      ( the mental projection of your digital self )

      Morpheus quote, from The Matrix

    2. nevim

      nevim

      Who is the benign, rogue incognito based on?

      i liked your story!

  19. I'm gonna be a Grandpa! 

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      Congratulations, Moontangrampa.
      ( If it's a boy, will his name be Rocky ? )

    3. Silvestru

      Silvestru

      Congrats Moon! New fishing buddy coming up.

    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I do appreciate all the kind thoughts, I am so excited I can't sand it. I miss my children being little and now I get another chance to help raise a baby! It's just... wonderful! 

  20. Merry christmas! 

  21. Green headed flies are tough creatures, rumored to be able to fly up an idling two stroke motorcycle engine and come out with a piece of carburetor air filter in their mouths! 

  22. I know it's lazy of me but can anyone give me a link to someplace I can get tables to determine the mass of a star vs it's brightness? 

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    2. Janus

      Janus

      For that range, you can use the estimate of  L/Ls = (M/Ms)^4,  where Ls is the luminosity of the Sun and Ms is the mass of the Sun.   75% the luminosity gives 93% the mass.

    3. StringJunky
    4. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Thanks @Janus, it surprised me how fast luminosity drops off with such a small decrease in mass. Can the life time of the star on the main sequence be figured from the mass being 93%? 

  23. Me and nancy 40 years ago ;).

     

     

  24. Well I'm back, almost three weeks of Hurricane and after math. My blog post about it here

    http://blogs.scienceforums.net/moontanman/2018/10/02/hurricane-florence/

    It has been 19 days of destruction fear, terror and boredom. 

    1. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      We've been blue, holding our breath for you, Moon. Welcome back! So glad you have some Klingon blood in you!

    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The first two weeks were a nightmare... 

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