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  1. Big celebration for our family, we are joyously expecting our first grandchild!  My daughter and her hubby have been trying for almost five years. The hubby's brother is a video/photographer and did this for them. That is his little boy on the slide. I'll take one just like him! :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_NzCb13DQ

     

  2. Ah Hates hurricanes!

    (Yosemite Sam voice) 

    1. 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!   

       

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  3. Big celebration for our family, we are joyously expecting our first grandchild!  My daughter and her hubby have been trying for almost five years. The hubby's brother is a video/photographer and did this for them. That is his little boy on the slide. I'll take one just like him! :)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au_NzCb13DQ

     

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Congratulations! A few more days I'll join your club! 

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  4. FINALLY got my way after 2 years of fighting. Will have a right below knee amputation within the next few months....

    :D

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Good luck to you Nevim, I've been told that may be in my future as well... 

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  5. Its been a week here, skin is peeling of my shoulders and I’m officialy an african with blue eyes. I also have indigestion from all the great food theyre serving to which I cant say no...and my feet are burnt. One more week of this „nightmare” and I can finally go back to normality. I’m half way through Frank Herbert’s „Dune” which I never read who knows why. Oh and I hate „Ouzo” with its aniseed taste @MigL

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I have some volcanic sand, black sand, that has lots of magnetic particles in it.. .

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  6. Now retired early after 22 years of Science teaching.  Emotional farewell to classes last week. No time for leisure - bills still have to be paid!

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Congratulations Jimmy! Retirement is always bitter sweet... 

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  7. 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. Moontanman

      Moontanman

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

       

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  8. 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

    1. 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

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  9. 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

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Dirt bikes are more dangerous on the road... 

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

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

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      dimReeper, I see no reason to continue to put up with your bullshit, either comment in a clear and precise way or be blocked.

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  12. I'm gonna be a Grandpa! 

    1. 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! 

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  13. 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? 

    1. 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%? 

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  14. 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? 

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Thank you, I am trying to find out how massive a star would be if it was 75% of the suns brightness...

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  15. 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. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The first two weeks were a nightmare... 

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  16. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Well I am back, just now got my ISP back along with tv and phone, still lots to do for clean up. I just posted to my blog about the storm, a bit stale now almost three weeks in but still relevant. 

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

      The days without power were a bitch, lost all my food in the freezer and refrigerator. House was brushed by a large tree falling,  blew away my privacy fence, took down several trees in my yard. Fruit trees took a beating, I lost a lot of fish, flooding ruined my freezer. All in all it was a crazy three weeks..  

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  17. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I just got power back, it keeps going in and out, the wind is crazy and the rain is epic. The eye wall is a few miles away, 90mph winds with gusts much higher. I'm going to log off, the power is not holding and my computer keeps cutting off. See you in the morning... 

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  18. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I'm back, the storm is serious now, wind is tossing things around and the rain is coming down harder. Supposed to last until Monday morning... oh joy... 

      power keeps blipping on and off, I might not be online much longer

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  19. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Tropical storm force winds have arrived and heavy rain. The local beaches are being pounded hard a 9 foot storm surge has come ashore. I'm going to take a nap... 

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  20. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Always a bit exciting, kinda like jumping out of an airplane with a pack that may or may not contain a parachute... :ph34r: 

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  21. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      So far this is the wimpiest hurricane I've gone through, almost no rain and just a light wind, let's hope it stays that way. The eye wall is less than 75 miles off the coast still coming directly at us.. 

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  22. Well it looks like hurricane Florence is going to kick our ases...

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I live in an area that was swamp or seasonal vernal pools many decades ago, the soil doesn't drain and results in water pooling up. In times gone by the water would have been a few feet deep but they dug huge ditches and drained the land to the nearby swamp. The area is higher than the surrounding areas but held pools due to dunes in the area but they flattened the dunes and drained the subsoil. Now water pools to a few inches before draining off to the swamp. We get flooding but it's not like floods you would  get in the mountains. Instead of rushing away in streams it just pools up and spreads over a wide area until it encounters a ditch. Any closer to the ocean and we would get storm surge much further away and we would get flooded by rushing water. I checked the local flood maps and our risk is less than 1%. I am more worried about wind blown debris and downed trees than water. The last few hurricanes have massively flooded all around us, with luck it will be that way again. 

      I've got around 500 gallons of water in plastic drums, oil lamps and propane for cooking. I am worried about my fish, I have more than I usually keep on hand and a power outage will be a problem. 

      I just saw on the news the storm has been down graded to a cat 2 but it is 500 miles across and very heavy rain is expected inland, 30" or more.  

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  23. My cousin Jeff Stewart died this morning. Jeff was more than a cousin, he was my brother in so many ways, the way only a real brother can be. One of the few people I have ever known who was basically a good person no matter what situation he found himself in. It's difficult to wrap my head around the fact a world can exist without Jeff in it.

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      He was one of the good guys for sure, hard to imagine I'll never sit on the porch with him again and talk about space or fishing and hunting. He liked being alive and understood wanting to understand the world.. 

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  24. My cousin Jeff Stewart died this morning. Jeff was more than a cousin, he was my brother in so many ways, the way only a real brother can be. One of the few people I have ever known who was basically a good person no matter what situation he found himself in. It's difficult to wrap my head around the fact a world can exist without Jeff in it.

  25. Big bang and evolution is incompatible with The Word of God. Therefore big bang is fake. When the Torah was Written by Moses under Jesus' instruction, The Creation was very carefully worded so as not to allow 'insertion' of extra time. So there was evening and morning dividing each of the six 24 hour days of Creation.

    Ask yourself, "How did The Lord know that in the 20th Century, Satan would trick 'scientists' into believing the big bang and evolution nonsense?".

    The Lord knows all things past and future, and clearly states that anyone who does not accept Jesus as their personal Saviour will have eternal death. So being a very 'clever' big bang secular scientist believer is actually proving they are 'fools'. That's why nothing works out for the cosmologists who merely become tangled in Satan's web of lies. Satan wants you DEAD to Jesus, and as Jesus is the Life, you are therefore 'lost'. So are the scientist clever?? No they are simply 'lost fools'. David  70.98047

    1. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      The expansion of the universe does change over time, In fact the speed of expansion is speeding up but nonetheless please start a thread if you want to discuss this. Unsolicited discussions are against the rules here. If you are banned you will not be able to talk to anyone here. Why do you target me? I am not a cosmologist and from your assertions i dare say neither are you... 

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