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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by forzainter, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. SoBad

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    I thought that in this day and age it was commonplace for successful white-collar professionals in the U.S. to own refrigerators equipped with automated icemakers.
     
  2. Rusty Shackleford

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    I started reading your poast but you lost my interest at the third sentence. ;)
     
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  3. Rusty Shackleford

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    What makes you think I'm a "successful" "white-collar" "professional"?

    I thought it was important to quote those three words independently to drive my point across. ;)
     
  4. Sentinel

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    Whom do you keep intermittently having these one-sided conversations with ?
     
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  5. Rusty Shackleford

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    Anybody. I do it to keep me busy when the Sureshs tennis stream enters a "stutter" phase. ;)
     
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  6. Sentinel

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    Creation of Adam (from Sistine Chapel ceiling)

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  7. Murrayjuannow

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    Took this picture after playing tennis at my backyard this evening....

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  8. Murrayjuannow

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    The genital looks unfinished.
     
  9. Sentinel

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    NO WAY !!!! How did you take it ? With a telescope or what ? How did you attach the cam.

    When i was a kid, i borrowed a refractor telescope from some friends. Probably a 4" or 5", and i could see the moon just like this. Almost as though one could reach out and touch it.

    IIRC, I could see the moon of Jupiter and Saturn as little dots and the rings of Saturn. But then I am told that in old days one could see them with the naked eye.
     
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    I was going to comment (looking at Adam's body) that Michelangelo seems to have sculpted a body just like mine, but then there was this little issue due to which i had to withhold my observation. He did this with his statue of David, too. Maybe he did not want his statues and frescoes to be seen as obscene.

    Or maybe the people who posed for him were on steroids, so this atrophy was bound to happen.
     
  11. Sentinel

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    Seriously, the thought did occur to me, looking at the Creation of Adam, that maybe we were created by aliens, who were seen as Gods. They came from space, which is why we think of God being above, etc. etc.

    Once we die, we go back to Zeta R :D
     
  12. Murrayjuannow

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    I only use a point and shoot camera... But with 65x optical zoom. No extra lense needed. I did not use tripod either, I just put the camera on a fence post.

    http://www.dpreview.com/articles/1081949711/canon-announces-powershot-sx60-hs-with-65x-zoom

    I got it at eeeeebay... I dream of owning some dslr cameras... but they are heavy to take for traveling with lenses and all.
     
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  13. borg number one

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    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...night-look-for-a-rare-but-not-quite-blue-moon

    "As NASA explains in the video above: "most blue moons appear pale grey and white, just like the moon you've seen on any other night."

    And, that doesn't happen very often (the last time was in August 2012 and the next time will be January 2018), so "once in a blue moon" is a phrase still worthy of a rare occurrence.

    This month, there was a full moon on July 1 and tonight, the last day of July, there's another."

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  14. Murrayjuannow

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    I've been lazily reading "History is Wrong" by ERICH VON DÄNIKEN...

    It is a bit tedious but I was just interested when he starts talking about gods as aliens and also "holy" books made by aliens... And aliens taught human to build temples and boat

     

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