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Reply #11165 on: November 01, 2018, 08:11:14 PM

That Halloween Party must have been quite a formal one.

It requested that guests wear a Tie  ACK!
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Reply #11166 on: November 02, 2018, 01:44:18 AM

The dad joke of dad jokes.
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Reply #11167 on: November 04, 2018, 09:07:01 PM

That Halloween Party must have been quite a formal one.

It requested that guests wear a Tie  ACK!
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Reply #11168 on: November 14, 2018, 03:30:04 AM

Awesome in the sense of awe-inspiring, not great:

The California fires





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Reply #11169 on: November 14, 2018, 08:27:14 AM

Oh wow.  That second pic is just... incredible at showing the scale of the fires.  You know they're big and cover a lot of ground but for me, that one just has a lot of impact.

The last one is  Cry .

And I really hope someone's rescued those horses. 

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Reply #11170 on: November 14, 2018, 09:19:22 AM

Unfortunately those pictures are of where I spent several years of my childhood.  Thankfully no family left in Paradise, but been pretty devastating for me to see a large part of my childhood go up flames.

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Reply #11171 on: November 16, 2018, 10:12:22 PM

Just read that are now 1,011 people unaccounted for. Holy fuck :(

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Reply #11172 on: November 17, 2018, 01:00:06 AM

The town is a major retirement community.  Big part of it is old people with limited mobility.  The fire first started around 6:30 AM and they were already ordering mass evacuation by noon, thats how fast is spread.  When I heard how fast it overtook the town, I knew it was going to be a complete disaster because of all the elderly there.  :(

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Reply #11173 on: November 17, 2018, 01:02:01 PM

Just to add on to all this, CalFire has been doing assessments of the fire damage and uploading so people can see if they have anything to come back to. Anything destroyed or damaged as a picture attached, but you can see the extent of the extreme damage done an entire city from all this:

http://calfire-forestry.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=5306cc8cf38c4252830a38d467d33728&extent=-13547810.5486%2C4824920.1673%2C-13518764.4778%2C4841526.1117%2C102100

Here's the house I lived in third grade, where I played Street Fighter 2 endlessly in arcades, and spent most of my time with friends deep in the forest that was right out the back yard of my house, speculating about government conspiracies and local legends/monsters as we built hidden forts to protect against such threats:

https://services1.arcgis.com/jUJYIo9tSA7EHvfZ/arcgis/rest/services/Camp2018_DINS_Public_View_Pictures/FeatureServer/0/4854/attachments/4912


Sad times.  :(

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Reply #11174 on: November 17, 2018, 01:10:58 PM

Isn't it "funny" how trees and brush (and a propane tank) just a hundred feet away appear fine?

No conspiracy theory intended, just the way fires work.
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Reply #11175 on: November 18, 2018, 02:37:52 AM

Yep.  Fire is pretty much living chaos theory in action.

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Reply #11176 on: November 18, 2018, 03:45:43 PM

Found this kinda interesting on that front:


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Reply #11177 on: November 18, 2018, 09:43:57 PM

As someone who lived in California and had to run when San Diego burned down 11 years ago, that’s absolutely correct. Fast moving fires aren’t fueled by large forests, they’re fueled by scrub brush and eucalyptus. California rains heavily every 4-6 years, it gets super green, then dries out and dies. Then it catches fire if it sparks before the next rain cycle. As the rain cycles become further spread apart this will only get worse. “Better forest management” that the talking idiots are blabbing about is already done where people live and wouldn’t have helped much here.
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Reply #11178 on: November 19, 2018, 11:13:12 AM

Heh, was going to SDSU when that happened.  Living in the middle of the city so I was fine, but man, the apocalyptic scene of being able to stare at the vague orange ball that was supposed to be the sun with no issue, as it rained ash non stop for 3 days straight, was an interesting experience.

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Reply #11179 on: November 27, 2018, 03:08:06 PM




Supposedly an actual cow in Australia. ACK!

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Reply #11180 on: November 27, 2018, 03:19:07 PM

Both you and the headline writer got it wrong. A cow is a female, a bull is an intact male. He's a steer, a castrated male bovine.

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Reply #11181 on: November 28, 2018, 01:27:53 AM

Holy pedant, Batman. It's a fucking cow. C'mon.

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Reply #11182 on: November 28, 2018, 01:29:06 AM

Holy pedant, Batman. It's a fucking cow. C'mon.

Technically, as it has been castrated, it is not fucking anything much lately.

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Reply #11183 on: November 28, 2018, 07:37:17 AM

They used to use the word Ox as a singular for the bovine species.  why so serious?

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Reply #11184 on: November 29, 2018, 06:49:14 AM

It's also apparently a kind of manipulated photo--not only is the big one a steer, the little ones are actually an especially small breed--I think related to Japanese black cattle. Still, the WaPo article fessing up about the photo does say, "He's *kinda* big for a steer of his breed". He just wouldn't look that crazy extraordinary in a crowd of steers of his breed.
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Reply #11185 on: November 29, 2018, 07:48:36 AM

Ya, I thought the rest of them looked small. Still it was saying about 6 foot 3 which is still pretty huge for an Ox. A normal one is about 5 feel at the shoulder.

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Reply #11186 on: December 04, 2018, 11:43:11 AM


Sometimes irony is pretty ironic.
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Reply #11187 on: December 10, 2018, 10:01:58 PM

Is architecture allowed to be awesome?



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Reply #11188 on: December 10, 2018, 10:32:02 PM

Is architecture allowed to be awesome?



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I've spent quite a bit of time at St Malo, it's an amazing place especially in the spring when the big storms hit.





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Reply #11189 on: December 10, 2018, 10:42:59 PM

Wow.  Heartbreak Heartbreak That pic reminds me of something:


Also in the Bretagne, just a bit more west (Porspoder)

Sub-hunter frigate Latouche Tréville in very heavy sea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwBbPLota6Q

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Reply #11190 on: December 10, 2018, 10:47:49 PM

No thanks, I've seen The Perfect Storm and know how it ends.

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Reply #11191 on: December 10, 2018, 10:58:15 PM

You arent that far off:



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Reply #11192 on: December 10, 2018, 11:08:10 PM

I got seasick just watching the first minute of that.

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Reply #11193 on: December 11, 2018, 08:39:04 AM

I thought it was fascinating.

Wouldn't want to be anywhere near that ship in that kind of weather, but it was fascinating to watch.

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Reply #11194 on: January 06, 2019, 10:47:06 AM

Jaguar hunting underwater. Does not exactly belong in the "cute" thread.


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Reply #11195 on: January 12, 2019, 02:13:42 PM



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Reply #11196 on: January 13, 2019, 04:51:11 AM

Nice!  I loved visiting the cemeteries in Poland on All Hallows Eve/All Saints Day.  They used lots of mulit-colored candles, but same thing.  Awesome picture, never thought about what it looked like from the air.

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Reply #11197 on: February 03, 2019, 09:40:15 AM


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Reply #11198 on: February 04, 2019, 12:15:44 AM

I like it. And I miss that old world sometimes.
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Reply #11199 on: February 04, 2019, 04:55:21 AM

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