Chit Chat Thread for the week of September 22, 2008

 

This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related, you can discuss whatever you would like, as long as it is clean. Remember we have families that have their children involved in the GPS fun and we don't want to make parents feel uncomfortable when their children ask what that word means.

Have fun...

This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.

Miss POI

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I hope

I hope everyone has a GREAT week !

grin

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Beau Geste - Scene 17 Take 2

The other day Sparky was reminiscing about his film career. He mentioned the movie "Beau Geste" and his roll in it.

I thought you might like to see a clip from scene 17. He played "BO"

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Go sparky

your pet has a better and more adventurous life than most people.

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Say good bye to Summer or hello to Spring

The Autumnal Equinox

September 22, 2008 at 11:44 am EDT

On the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west. This is true for both the fall and spring equinoxes. So on two days of the year you can find the exact cardinal directions of East and West by using the sun.

The autumnal equinox (FALL)for the northern hemisphere is the vernal equinox (SPRING) for the southern hemisphere.

As the north pole begins to tilt away from the sun, cooler weather comes to the northern hemisphere because the sun is no longer giving its direct rays to this part of Earth. In winter when the north pole is tilted its farthest away from the sun, we have the least amount of daylight hours and the coldest weather. You can even notice the angle of the sun and how it never gets as high above the horizon.

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Happy Monday

Have a great week. With or without house, power, water or whatever.

Solstice versus Equinox . . .

Believe it or not I heard a couple of people in a friendly argument at a tavern last Friday about Buddhism and the importance of the Winter Equinox. I guess neither of them knew the religion as well as they thought if it supposed to be Summer/Winter Solstice and Spring/Autumn Equinox.

On the other hand, Wikipedia doesn't make this too easy to sort out. According to that source:

"Summer solstice and winter solstice are the most common names. However, these can be ambiguous since seasons of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere are opposites, and the summer solstice of one hemisphere is the winter solstice of the other. These are also known as the 'longest' or 'shortest' days of the year."

Oh well, shouldn't be talking sex-religion-politics in a tavern in the first place!

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Wikipedia

ZenHiker wrote:

On the other hand, Wikipedia doesn't make this too easy to sort out.

I would avoid Wikipedia as it is considered an unreliable source. Most colleges or businesses will not accept the Wikipedia reference. I understand it has a lot of information, but because anyone can edit it, it becomes unreliable.

Alan

Another day of the great

Another day of the great retired life, its wonderful

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Had Rain Today

Got up to rain this morning so no lawn cutting maybe tomorrow if I can fit it into my tight retirement schedual. laugh out loud

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Next time bet em.

ZenHiker wrote:

Believe it or not I heard a couple of people in a friendly argument at a tavern last Friday about Buddhism and the importance of the Winter Equinox. I guess neither of them knew the religion as well as they thought if it supposed to be Summer/Winter Solstice and Spring/Autumn Equinox.

On the other hand, Wikipedia doesn't make this too easy to sort out. According to that source:

"Summer solstice and winter solstice are the most common names. However, these can be ambiguous since seasons of the northern hemisphere and southern hemisphere are opposites, and the summer solstice of one hemisphere is the winter solstice of the other. These are also known as the 'longest' or 'shortest' days of the year."

Oh well, shouldn't be talking sex-religion-politics in a tavern in the first place!

The September Equinox
September 22, 2008 at 11:44 am EDT

Autumnal Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere.
Vernal Equinox for the Southern Hemisphere.

The December Solstice
December 21, 2008 at 7:04 am EST

Winter Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.
Summer solstice for the Southern Hemisphere.

The March Equinox
March 20, 2009 7:44 am EDT

Vernal Equinox for the Northern Hemisphere.
AutumnalEquinox for the Southern Hemisphere.

The June Solstice
June 21, 2009 at 1:45 am EDT

Summer Solstice for the Northern Hemisphere.
Winter solstice for the Southern Hemisphere.

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Got my stars today

Woo-hoo...Checked my account today and there they were...2 stars..next to the windmill..thanks.

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Mike

Another happy monday ...

... they certainly keep me busy. Can't wait for the weekend !

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it's the dog's fault !

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Got my Stars Today!!

mikeymike wrote:

Woo-hoo...Checked my account today and there they were...2 stars..next to the windmill..thanks.

Same here!!

Congratulations.

What else?

ZenHiker wrote:

Oh well, shouldn't be talking sex-religion-politics in a tavern in the first place!

Why not? What else should you talk about in a tavern. grin There's always sports, I guess.

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Exactly. It's a very old joke . . .

and I suppose not too funny any more!

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Winston Churchill said, “Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing, after exhausting all other possibilities.”

Autumn

Trees Are In Full Color change already for this time of year along Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania
lots of beautiful colors

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Autumn

No real color changes in Central Indiana yet, but it won't be long....

We are starting to change

We are starting to change color here in NJ.

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Steve

Green

Still green here in Florida. mrgreen

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Keep Flor-i-duh Green

Bring your $ $ $ $ $ $ $ !

cool

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Super Bowl

Tampa will get a lot greener $ $ $ $ $ this February when we host the Super Bowl at Tampa Stadium!

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Super Bowl

I know it's early in the season, but the Pat's sure didn't look good Sunday. We went to the game, the best part was the tailgaiting and the 80 degree weather.

I never saw fans stream out at the end of the third quarter....ever. We stayed 'till the very painful end.

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Finally the TV re-runs are

Finally the TV re-runs are ending and football is in full swing.Happy days are here.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

mass exit

CherylMASS wrote:

I know it's early in the season, but the Pat's sure didn't look good Sunday. We went to the game, the best part was the tailgaiting and the 80 degree weather.

I never saw fans stream out at the end of the third quarter....ever. We stayed 'till the very painful end.

I seen that on tv. they were racing to see who could get out of the stadium first. really a mass exit.

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

i have 2 favorite football teams

my teams are the Steelers and whoever is playing new england. god i hate them.

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In the dumper

We won't even mention the Cleveland Browns! Talk about a crappy start. As much as I want to support the home team, it's awful hard. They look horrible! crying

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Yesterday's FM radio reception

Did anybody else in the east (Ohio and parts nearby) notice that yesterday's FM radio reception was really bad. Stations that usually come in very clear and strong were full of static, and seemed to be bleeding into and out of other stations. This happened to me yesterday afternoon, while traveling for a good stretch of I-90, and around the house in Cleveland. Today, all seems back to normal.

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I just saw a spaceship ;-)

I've seen it before, but the sight of a manned Spacship, crossing the sky at 17500 mph, never fails to impress!

(My daughter and I just stood on the driveway and watched the International Space Station go by smile )

arrow http://www.n2yo.com/
arrow http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html

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nice

Hornbyp wrote:

I've seen it before, but the sight of a manned Spacship, crossing the sky at 17500 mph, never fails to impress!

(My daughter and I just stood on the driveway and watched the International Space Station go by smile )

arrow http://www.n2yo.com/
arrow http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html

Wow, I just checked our sighting info and it looks like we missed it.

Miss POI

Space Station Links

Hornbyp wrote:

I've seen it before, but the sight of a manned Spacship, crossing the sky at 17500 mph, never fails to impress!

(My daughter and I just stood on the driveway and watched the International Space Station go by smile )

arrow http://www.n2yo.com/
arrow http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html

Thanks Phil, enjoy watching these flyovers also. My favorite was a recent one with the space station followed by the space shuttle, both visible in the same sky. Our local weatherman was providing the updates on these flyovers. I knew they existed on the web, but never took the time to find the links. This will be very helpful!

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Space Station Tracking

Grandad-2003 wrote:
Hornbyp wrote:

I've seen it before, but the sight of a manned Spacship, crossing the sky at 17500 mph, never fails to impress!

(My daughter and I just stood on the driveway and watched the International Space Station go by smile )

arrow http://www.n2yo.com/
arrow http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/index.html

Thanks Phil, enjoy watching these flyovers also. My favorite was a recent one with the space station followed by the space shuttle, both visible in the same sky. Our local weatherman was providing the updates on these flyovers. I knew they existed on the web, but never took the time to find the links. This will be very helpful!

Yah i remember the last launch they had..i was tracking both the space shuttle and the space station on line and when i knew they were in the area i went outside and saw them go over head, man was that a sight to see....would be better if i had a telescope though...lol 15x70 binoculars are all i have in inventory.

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Mike

Just moved to Tampa.

The weather hasn't been the best but I like it so far.

Welcome To Tampa!

Be sure to check out the Tampa Bay metro area page. The POI files may help you get settled in. If you have questions, just ask, there are several of us here at The Factory from the Tampa area that would be glad to help.

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/13353

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Football team

thanasi2471 wrote:

I Have 2 Favorite Football Teams

And I have one. My alma mater.

Texas Longhorns.

Hook 'em!

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Great week?

poi4433 wrote:

Have a great week. With or without house, power, water or whatever.

Had a house, water (and hot water!), but no electricity (or Nuvi) here in the Cincinnati area for 9 days.The remnants of hurricane Ike merged with a pressure gradient overhead. Sustained winds reached 60 mph with gusts to over 80 mph.

I've seen hurricanes before, just not this far inland.

80mph hurricane force winds in Cleveland from Ike

RTJM wrote:
poi4433 wrote:

Have a great week. With or without house, power, water or whatever.

Had a house, water (and hot water!), but no electricity (or Nuvi) here in the Cincinnati area for 9 days.The remnants of hurricane Ike merged with a pressure gradient overhead. Sustained winds reached 60 mph with gusts to over 80 mph.

I've seen hurricanes before, just not this far inland.

RTJM
I agree, I have never seen anything like it. I have seen the remnants of lots of hurricanes cruise up the Ohio Valley, but never one come through Cleveland with 70mph winds gusting to 80mph. North East Ohio is still having scattered power outages remaining today (9/23/08)within the First Energy plant, the CPP plant was 100% within two days of Ike. Ohio was second only to Texas with hurricane damage from Ike.

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BobDee wrote:
RTJM wrote:
poi4433 wrote:

Have a great week. With or without house, power, water or whatever.

Had a house, water (and hot water!), but no electricity (or Nuvi) here in the Cincinnati area for 9 days.The remnants of hurricane Ike merged with a pressure gradient overhead. Sustained winds reached 60 mph with gusts to over 80 mph.

I've seen hurricanes before, just not this far inland.

RTJM
I agree, I have never seen anything like it. I have seen the remnants of lots of hurricanes cruise up the Ohio Valley, but never one come through Cleveland with 70mph winds gusting to 80mph. North East Ohio is still having scattered power outages remaining today (9/23/08)within the First Energy plant, the CPP plant was 100% within two days of Ike. Ohio was second only to Texas with hurricane damage from Ike.

Around here, we were at 95% of all electric customers without power on Sunday. Restoration could not start until Tuesday when the electrical workers returned from Texas.

Go Buckeyes!

Well - gotta root for the home team, if any...

What a week already! I feel like I've worked a full week already! and only three days to go before the weekend... rolleyes

And for Wikipedia, the schools I know of will not allow references from there either. Businesses too, if reliable and verifiable information is needed. One of my professors proved that point with several articles. A layman might not catch all the mistakes, however, many articles are full of inaccuracies, some very subtle. (psst - I still find it a good starting place sometimes.)
mrgreen

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

Huh? that's odd...

thanasi2471 wrote:

my teams are the Steelers and whoever is playing new england. god i hate them.

Growing up in North Central Ohio, the two favorite teams were the Browns and whoever was playing against the Steelers. wink

Upon moving to Chicago, I could never figure out why more people didn't root for both major league baseball teams - they are, after all, in two different leagues. Yeah - I still like the Indians, no matter how good(bad) they are. sad

But alas, it seems that you can root for Sheffield or 35th, not both. mrgreen

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And now, back to your regularly scheduled forum - already in progress . . .

Magic Number

And the RAYS magic number is down to 2!

GO RAYS!!!

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Very windy in VA today.

Very windy in VA today.

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No more political debates at POI Factory

I have decided to pull the Political thread off the site. It has degraded from thoughtful discussion to a bash fest. I would like to see level of passion put into more productive positive areas of the site.

I have found a site for those of you that enjoyed debating and would like to continue: http://www.debatepolitics.com/

Please keep it here and not in this forum. We tried it and it didn't work.

Miss POI

re: No More Political Debates At POI Factory

Applause!!

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Thank You

miss poi wrote:

I have decided to pull the Political thread off the site. It has degraded from thoughtful discussion to a bash fest. I would like to see level of passion put into more productive positive areas of the site.

I have found a site for those of you that enjoyed debating and would like to continue: http://www.debatepolitics.com/

Please keep it here and not in this forum. We tried it and it didn't work.

Miss POI

I couldn't agree more, well maybe I could it I tried.... But when you say here, you mean there rolleyes

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It's my anniversary today.

It's my anniversary today. smile

My one-year divorce anniversary, that is. grin

I'm opening a bottle of champagne. mrgreen

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Spider_Elliott

spider_elliott wrote:

It's my anniversary today. smile

My one-year divorce anniversary, that is. grin

I'm opening a bottle of champagne. mrgreen

Congrats!!!! I am going on my 10th.

Marriage is a wonderful institution, and every man should be institutionalized at least once in his life!!!

GOOD.

kch50428 wrote:

Applause!!

and more applause. applause...

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Jerry...Jacksonville,Fl Nüvi1450,Nuvi650,Nuvi 2495 and Mapsource.

Anniversary

Today is mine, 32 years to the same wonderful woman. She's not in jail for murder so I might keep her for a couple more.

I Love you Baby!
Bob

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I'm out of here

miss poi wrote:

I have decided to pull the Political thread off the site. It has degraded from thoughtful discussion to a bash fest. I would like to see level of passion put into more productive positive areas of the site.

I have found a site for those of you that enjoyed debating and would like to continue: http://www.debatepolitics.com/

Please keep it here and not in this forum. We tried it and it didn't work.

Miss POI

In the last couple months I have seen entire threads deleted by Miss Poi when discussions have gotten heated; she has also removed or changed member’s postings from a thread to make them more politically correct.

My question is where will this all end?

If offending postings has been removed or amended, if members are being asked to change their name and avatar, what is next?

Will some of the POIs files we have submitted suddenly deem offensive and removed?

Censorship wherever has been tried never improved the community, being a country or a forum silencing dissent goes against what makes a community.

I know what many will say, that this is a forum dedicated to GPS and not political discussions, that is all well and good but the thread “2008 Presidential election discussion thread” was started by the owner of the forum knowing full well what kind of discussions such thread would generate.

To all the ones I met, wish you happy GPSing and don't forget to vote.

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Not on this forum

flaco wrote:

In the last couple months I have seen entire threads deleted by Miss Poi when discussions have gotten heated; she has also removed or changed member’s postings from a thread to make them more politically correct.

My question is where will this all end?

If offending postings has been removed or amended, if members are being asked to change their name and avatar, what is next?

Will some of the POIs files we have submitted suddenly deem offensive and removed?

Censorship wherever has been tried never improved the community, being a country or a forum silencing dissent goes against what makes a community.

I know what many will say, that this is a forum dedicated to GPS and not political discussions, that is all well and good but the thread “2008 Presidential election discussion thread” was started by the owner of the forum knowing full well what kind of discussions such thread would generate.

To all the ones I met, wish you happy GPSing and don't forget to vote.

You are correct. This is indeed a forum dedicated to GPSing, and more specifically, Points of Interest for that avocation. Miss POI and JM are the pwners of this site, and have absolute authority to control how this site is used. First Amendment freedom of speech does not apply here. When we signed on to this forum, we agreed to certain terms and conditions, one of which empowers the owners of this site to monitor and control content. I accept that. And I am sure that the vast majority of the other users - paid subscribers and otherwise - also accept that condition. I believe that Miss POI and JM have been very generous and lenient in the amount of off-topic exchanges that occur within POI-Factory. But ultimately, if they decide that a thread, or a user name, or any other thing that is happening on this forum is detrimental to its harmony and usabilty, they not only have the right, but the responsibility to make whatever change is necessary to maintain the integrity of POI-Factory. I personally applaud their efforts.

And as a side note, the Presidential Election thread was not started by Miss POI. It was created because of a couple of postings in the Chit-Chat thread of a few weeks ago.

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