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Old February 8 2014, 01:54 AM   #4726
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Took the boys out to see the International Space Station tonight. We have an uncommonly crystal clear night, so I thought this would be a good chance to see it. We originally were faked out, what we thought was the ISS turned out to just be an aircraft. However a minute later the ISS came cruising on by. My older son Ian was super excited about seeing it. My other son Aaron couldn't track it. However still had a great time looking at the stars and the moon.
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Old February 8 2014, 02:00 AM   #4727
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There was a break from the wet and windy weather this morning, so I took the puppy for a walk. While walking along the river I heard this raven before I saw it. I was surprised to see it sitting on one of the lower branches overhanging the path.

What news from Winterfell?
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Old February 8 2014, 07:51 AM   #4728
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I'm pretty sure some sort of season or another is approaching
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Old February 8 2014, 08:01 AM   #4729
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Ahhh, sleep. The only time cats aren't plotting world domination. And even then you know they're dreaming about it.
Then, they are working on revenge. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc18OrmVSGo
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Old February 8 2014, 08:51 AM   #4730
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Ravens are awesome.
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Old February 8 2014, 08:32 PM   #4731
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^^ the ISS is surprisingly fast, isn't it? I've repeatedly tried to take pics through my telescope but the darned thing is faster than a weazle.
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Old February 9 2014, 04:41 AM   #4732
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Ravens are super intelligent. PBS has a Nature series episode about them worth watching.

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^ Very cool, think! Is Steve wearing his Nixie tube watch?
yes he was.. cool, I noticed that when I was there too.. said something about owning company stock and such.. the watch was made with tubes.? -it was interesting to see. I had thought it was a little strange to have tubes on the wrist where they might .. pop or break.,,
Yes, those mini Nixie tubes are pretty rugged. They were used in military equipment for many, many years until finally substituted with LED/LCD. The screw on cover is meant to help protect them from knocks so the watch looks pretty solid. Chunkier than a G-Shock though.

For a while the tubes were fairly low priced but after a surge in interest starting about 10 years ago, they've gone up quite a bit. Not many are made these days, with the bulk of them coming from Russia and former USSR republics. Desk clocks are the most popular.
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Old February 9 2014, 06:11 AM   #4733
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Couple pics that I took outside today. I was freezing so I couldn't mess around with settings or lenses, unfortunately.



I love these photos Kes! Exceptional. I love, especially, in the first one, the reflection of other buildings in the prominent skyscraper.

Please ... take more photos as time allows!
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Old February 9 2014, 07:02 AM   #4734
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Aww thank you! You're always so encouraging and I appreciate that. I'm kicking myself for not doing a panoramic on my iPhone while I was out there but I haven't been that cold in a long time. I have been taking more photos and I occasionally put some on FB, if you're on there. I'd love to see more of your photos too.
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Old February 9 2014, 02:53 PM   #4735
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Quoth the raven: "It won't stop effing raining".

Not poetic, but accurate.
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Old February 9 2014, 10:52 PM   #4736
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^^ the ISS is surprisingly fast, isn't it? I've repeatedly tried to take pics through my telescope but the darned thing is faster than a weazle.
I couldn't imagine trying to track the ISS with a telescope. I thought when the boys got a little bigger we would try a good set of binoculars. So for now we eyeball it and have a great discussion about it and show them pics on their iPads.
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Old February 10 2014, 10:36 PM   #4737
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I use this for my Twitter profile. It's me outside Citi Field.



(The dog is not, in fact, smoking a real pipe. Its owner collects for charity outside every Mets home game. If you give, you can have your pic taken with the dog.)
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Old February 10 2014, 10:58 PM   #4738
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^cool.
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Old February 10 2014, 11:59 PM   #4739
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I have a hell of a time getting caps that fit. I wear a size 8 1/2!
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Old February 11 2014, 12:02 AM   #4740
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I have a hell of a time getting caps that fit. I wear a size 8 1/2!
Then that's quite the crowning achievement.
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