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Author Topic:   On the Road Again - Eclipse 2024
Omnivorous
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Message 58 of 128 (917827)
04-18-2024 9:11 AM


A funny thing happened on the way to the eclipse.
So the day before my wife drove up to my Adirondack region for the eclipse. Alas, that same day a chronic health problem became acute, and I went to a nearby ER.
A CAT scan was performed. The radiologist reading it remotely sent back a report with a black-boxed warning of findings with critical relevance; to insure they got the message, he called the ER to caution against attempting any treatment outside close proximity to an OR and an attending surgeon, both lacking at my local ER.
So ambulance to Cooperstown, where an outstanding medical staff (and surgeons) wrestled me from acute back to chronic.
I was released close to noon on eclipse day. We loaded my carcass and many pills into the car, drove 2 1/2 hours to reach the Totality zone ... north of Booneville, near the Black River Museum.
We set up there and watched the clouds roll in. But both high cloud cover and low were patchy and clear areas occasionally aligned.
No awesome photography opportunities, but with our eclipse glasses, even through heavier clouds we could watch the sun dim from a burnt orange ball to the *click-black* of totality. The moment felt no less profound for the compromised viewing.
It was stunning to watch the sun fade and return so quickly -- something like passing from chronic to acute and back in hours.
It's good to be alive and warm in the sun.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Omnivorous
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Message 79 of 128 (918320)
04-25-2024 8:15 PM
Reply to: Message 78 by ChatGPT
04-25-2024 7:34 PM


Re: A close encounter with a radio telescope
You say you will uphold your creationist beliefs in the physical world.
Is that a threat? How will you affect the physical world at all?
And then you make your declaration stronger:
quote:
irrespective
Does that mean you will act without regard to persons, circumstances or consequences?
I think you are a very bad AI.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Omnivorous
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Message 100 of 128 (918515)
05-07-2024 8:13 AM
Reply to: Message 93 by Tanypteryx
05-06-2024 1:27 PM


Re: What? What? Say that again, please.
I noticed during the pandemic that I couldn't hear the high-pitched ready tone from a digital thermometer.
My wife is tired of repeating herself; my primary doctor warns me that untreated hearing loss is associated with an earlier onset of dementia.
Yet I have procrastinated, reluctant to leave my cozy, acoustically insulated space ...
quote:
I heard you the tenth time
Todd Snider, What's Wrong with You
... but I suppose I should.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Omnivorous
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Message 102 of 128 (918517)
05-07-2024 9:58 AM
Reply to: Message 101 by Zucadragon
05-07-2024 9:18 AM


Re: What? What? Say that again, please.
Zucadragon writes:
That's not the fun bit though, the fun bit is doing breathing exercises, like deep, fast in and outs for a few minutes to fill your body with an abundance of oxygen and then do the test again. You'll hear higher notes than before!
Or I'll stroke out again, face plant, and hear no more.
I'll let you know. If you don't hear from me ...

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Omnivorous
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Message 105 of 128 (918524)
05-07-2024 11:07 AM
Reply to: Message 104 by Percy
05-07-2024 10:36 AM


Re: What? What? Say that again, please.
I'm getting an evaluation, then almost certainly hearing aids, this summer. I expect to be shocked.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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Omnivorous
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Message 110 of 128 (918533)
05-07-2024 3:15 PM
Reply to: Message 106 by Theodoric
05-07-2024 11:41 AM


Re: What? What? Say that again, please.
Thanks, Theo. That sounds like excellent advice.

"If you can keep your head while those around you are losing theirs, you can collect a lot of heads."

Homo sum, humani nihil a me alienum puto.
-Terence


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