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  1. 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.
  2. 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!

  3. 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.

       

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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! 

  9. Merry christmas! 

  10. 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! 

  11. 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%? 

  12. Me and nancy 40 years ago ;).

     

     

  13. 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... 

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

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    2. NimrodTheGoat

      NimrodTheGoat

      and that was the last we ever heard of the moontan man

    3. DrP

      DrP

      Seriously though Moontanman  - you should let us know you are safe as soon as you are able to dude. Here's hoping you are OK.

    4. 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..  

  15. 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.

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    2. MigL

      MigL

      Very sorry, Moony.
      He lives on in your memories.

    3. koti

      koti

      I'm so sory Moon, my sincere condolences.

    4. jimmydasaint

      jimmydasaint

      My deepest sympathies to all who will miss this gentleman.

  16. Tonight i was pretty much run out of an "ancient aliens" community on youtube for suggesting that maybe evidence should be pursued instead of assumed. Kicked my ass! The Science forum is a much nicer place to discuss anything... 

    1. StringJunky

      StringJunky

      A religious community in disguise. Anything based solely on belief is akin to a religion.

    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      In the immortal colloquial words of the deep south... you got that right... 

      I even posted a new video by SFIA about Ancient aliens where Isaac Arthur gives a very reasonable take on ancient aliens as a possible solution to the Fermi paradox. I might as well being trying to preach Wicca at the local Jehovah's Witness Hall... 

    3. StringJunky
  17. Representatives from the parking lot drainage pond alligators union, local 666, are demanding to be evacuated to higher ground. They claim human climate change has resulted in 20" more rain having fallen so far this year than usually falls in an entire year. It's not known how much longer the chain link fences surrounding the drainage ponds will hold them in as rainfall continues... More on the six o'clock news...

    1. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      20 more inches puts it just about ass deep!

  18. New short short story on my blog... 

  19. WOW! I am back from an involuntary vacation from reality! When you bundle everything into one account you lose everything when you get cut off!  It's amazing how much power your ISP really has! 

    So tell me did the world come to an end? Aliens land? 

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    2. koti

      koti

      But at least you didn’t wreck the car again :) 

    3. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Yeah let us hope I have that out of my system now, only the second time in my life I have messed up a car... 

    4. Phi for All

      Phi for All

      I had new carpet installed yesterday and had to dismantle my IT setup. Hard to deal without the internet, even for a day. I worked in Word mostly, which showed me how often I use the dictionary and thesaurus, because I actually had to go find my copies....

  20. New page has been added to the new story.

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    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      I posted this publicly, if Strange read he didn't comment, in fact you are the only one who did. Not sure what that means, one person i asked to read it doesn't speak to me anymore... 

    3. nevim

      nevim

      I’m sorry about that for you. I don’t know what it means either..

       

    4. Moontanman
  21. New story on my blog, finally I am posting an entire story. I will serialise this over the next several days. NSFW! Should only be read by adults! 

     

  22. My youngest son is in California right now, this week Monterey and the next 6 weeks Lawrence Livermore laboratories...

  23. Lots of rain lately has left many puddles hidden in the grass. Riding mowers don't mow water very well... 

    1. koti

      koti

      Did you break a rotor ?

    2. Moontanman

      Moontanman

      Naw, but it did drag the motor down to the point of cutting the engine off. Now off to the parts yard to buy a used door for my car, I love motor vehicles... 

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