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    1. Thread: Telescopes?

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      You don't have to spend a lot of money. Meade...

      You don't have to spend a lot of money. Meade make a pretty decent 5.5 in. GEM for about $200. Throw in a camera mount for $40 and you have hours of fun taking cool pictures. Beats hockey at $1k for...
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      The longest single flight I've been on was either...

      The longest single flight I've been on was either Toronto<->Moscow or Vancouver<->Manchester. Those were both in the 10 hr range, and the latter was with two kids (1&3), although they were both...
    3. Thread: Telescopes?

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      I'm afraid there's no way you're going to see...

      I'm afraid there's no way you're going to see Neil's tracks with anything optical -- or make out any of the landing site for that matter. By my rough estimation, you'd need an objective about 1/2...
    4. Thread: Telescopes?

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      Well, I guess it really depends what you're going...

      Well, I guess it really depends what you're going to be looking at. If you're going to spend your time looking at dim objects, then get the largest aperture you can afford. If you think you'll be...
    5. Thread: Telescopes?

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      It really depends on what you're interested in...

      It really depends on what you're interested in looking at, and where you're going to be using it. If it's for the backyard, then you're not going to be looking at deep-sky objects anyway, so it's not...
    6. They probably need to maintain an illusion of...

      They probably need to maintain an illusion of transparency in the hiring process.
    7. The problem is the same in reverse. You can't...

      The problem is the same in reverse. You can't de-orbit with a transfer - you have to burn straight down. Only now you have to get the entire thing up there in the first place, along with another...
    8. The real reason is that you can only be in...

      The real reason is that you can only be in geostationary orbit over a point on the equator.
    9. The thrusters would be on the counterbalancing...

      The thrusters would be on the counterbalancing weight, which it needs for stationkeeping anyway. The other stuff is taken care of by simply making it big enough. The way I see it, the biggest...
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      I was a rather pedestrian 8lb 8oz. My boys were...

      I was a rather pedestrian 8lb 8oz. My boys were 9lb 12oz and 11lb 3oz. Yes, the latter was by c-section, thank FSM.
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      False. Plenty of people around these parts can...

      False. Plenty of people around these parts can only qualify for a mortgage if they can prove that they will receive rental income from the property, and plenty of those people live on the west side....
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      There are still plenty of students living in...

      There are still plenty of students living in Dunbar, Point Grey, and Kits. Most of those renos are being financed in part by adding a suite. The average price of a detached home in Vancouver is...
    13. :'( Dunno what to say, except that a fresh...

      :'(

      Dunno what to say, except that a fresh start in a new town with the support of people who love you is probably just what you need right now. Also, Austin >> Columbus, so there's that too. I...
    14. So, in other words, the embargo has been a...

      So, in other words, the embargo has been a complete success. So how, exactly, is this supposed to make Americans want to change their policy?



      Don't forget the Germans...
    15. Go buy a piece of 4/4 cabinet board (they...

      Go buy a piece of 4/4 cabinet board (they generally come in random lengths and widths, so you might not find 1x4), and tell me it isn't 1 inch thick +/-1/32.



      Ok. Fine. But the point I'm...
    16. In the (now metric) UK, lumber is officially sold...

      In the (now metric) UK, lumber is officially sold by the "metric foot" (30.5 cm). Ask me how I know.
    17. Honestly, I can't think of a situation in which...

      Honestly, I can't think of a situation in which the actual dimensions of construction lumber makes a lick of difference. If you're building cabinets or furniture, you should be buying hardwood board,...
    18. Because nobody who buys lumber gives a crap. ...

      Because nobody who buys lumber gives a crap.

      Also, I don't know if this is the case at Lowe's, but everywhere I've ever bought lumber, it's advertised as 2X4X8. No units. So, what's the problem?
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      Yeah, sorry, I meant to say dead-blow.

      Yeah, sorry, I meant to say dead-blow.
    20. This is Canada. Civil cases are not heard by a...

      This is Canada. Civil cases are not heard by a jury. Nobody's making a million dollars off getting curb-stomped for stealing $hit and then stabbing somebody.
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