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Status Updates posted by efaardvark

  1. So I finally escape my office today only to find firesky* outside.  No news of a brushfire that I can find, and we’ve had no wind to speak of.  No smoke smell either.  No idea what’s going on.  Just more weird weather sh..tuff I guess.


    *”firesky” is caused by a high-altitude layer of smoke, soot, or smog that turns the sky orange.  It usually is caused by a large-scale fire, such as a forest fire, somewhere nearby.

  2. I got 100%.  💩 💩


    1. Ohayotaku


      I have to concede defeat to you on this one, senpai. Had to google Butch Wax & didn’t have a Party Line (did grow up with a hard wired rotary phone that couldn’t be unplugged though)

  3. “Seems there’s still no cure for the common birthday.”

    (John Glenn, not me.)

  4. My Pangolin shipped!   :)


  5. “Earlier in the year, the Northwest experienced a historic heat wave, which set all-time temperature records and contributed to hundreds of deaths. This week's heat wave, focused instead on the Southwest, won't be as extraordinary, as wildfire smoke can block some of the hot sun, but it can still be dangerous.”

    IOW, the sun would have made it super hot, but it won’t get that bad because the smoke from the wildfires will block some of it.  Kind of a good news / bad news thing going on there.

    For the record, it was already over 90F on the patio here by 9:30am today.. and that’s on the shady side of the house!



  6. Alright, who's the asshole who turned gravity up today?

  7. “Deadhead sticker on a Cadillac” vs “black flag sticker…”.  A bit weird to parse since caddys aren’t exactly the status symbol they once were but I guess the point is there’s sellouts in every generation.

  8. When Tesla's AI research is making people like Lex Fridman and James Douma laugh and shake their heads in amazement you know the company is onto something.
  9. So Tesla announced they're getting into making 'bots.  I just want to know, does it do laundry and wash dishes?  :D 

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    2. Ohayotaku


      I’ll wait till they look like this before I get hyped


    3. Ohayotaku


      Then again … 

      It loses something in translation 😕

    4. efaardvark


      Or maybe…



      Collect all six!  :D 


  10. Making baked garlic fries for lunch..


    Yummy and something even I can handle!  Without (much) risk of food-related sickness or injury I mean.  :D 


  11. Just yesterday I was reading that the drought in the southwestern US, to include the Colorodo river basin and the central California valley, has reached such a severe stage that soon many gigawatts of hydro power will be lost due to no water behind the dams.  Going to be interesting to see if we can run the air conditioner here in the desert in a few months.  Now I read that a recent heat wave in Greenland has melted enough of the glaciers there to cover Florida in two inches of water

    Glad climate change isn't a thing or else we might all be in deep trouble.

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    2. efaardvark


      Time to move to Northern Canada.  And take a few redwood seedlings with me.

    3. RZ.


      Alaska or Siberia might be the best bet. Lots of new warm water ports up there by 2050 :D


    4. efaardvark


      @RZ. melting tundra is problematic.  Buildings built on supposedly solid "perma"frost are falling over and/or sinking as the ground thaws.  Then there's those craters.  A lot of Alaskan islands and coastal areas are also in trouble as the ice that used to protect them from the sea disappears.  Gotta pic my new homestead site carefully!

  12. Fully stacked! 

    Not since Apollo has anything this big sat on a launch pad.  😮


    1. Ohayotaku


      I’ve heard of “food porn”. Is this an example of “aerospace porn”? 🤔

    2. efaardvark


      Something like that, though that would be more a New Shepard thing than a Starship thing.  🤣🤣

  13. another cool volcano vid


  14. Drone + volcano + 4k = cool video.
    1. User 781

      User 781

      The little 'waves' the lava makes are mesmerizing.

    2. efaardvark


      @Q-Tip amazing to see waves of liquid rock flowing like a river and crashing like water at the beach!

  15. Surprised a rabbit in my garage today..


  16. Spending my break watching a KSP machinima...



  17. Apple pie with whipped cream and raspberry syrup.  If you have to ask about the calories then you probably don’t want to know but soooo good. 😋


    1. Ohayotaku


      On a personal level, I have a much harder time restricting salt in my diet than sugar.

  18. Best comment: "KSP space music should start played, when they passed Karman line".  :D


  19. Astronaut wings are "classy" (which I don't mean in a good way) but if we're going that route and giving anyone who crosses the Kármán line such a medal then we need a "with cluster" or something extra to distinguish the real ones who actually made orbit from the wannabes who just took an expensive rollercoaster ride.  Add another dangly bit for reaching other (lunar, Mars) orbits, and extra enhancements for actually landing on various extraterrestrial bodies.

    Silly I know, but if you're going to do it, do it right.  Right?

    1. kamomesan


      Participation trophies for space travel is a concept that I wasn't expecting to think about today, but here we are.

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