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  • Richard HaseltineRichard Haseltine Posts: 47,000
    edited December 1969

    Complaint: BT (or someone with access to the exchange cabinet) decided that our having the same telephone number all the time was just boring and connected our wire to a different number on Tuesday. Needless to say this did not help the router to connect to the internet and I have just enjoyed an unplanned two-day break.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited November 2013

    DanaTA said:
    Actually, except for almost breaking Diane's hand squeezing it, it wasn't too bad. The seats were small, but not too bad. I guess for large people they might have been a bit...ummm...confining. But I was fine. I think it was NorthWest that we were on. One stop-over in tri-city area, Minneapolis I think it was. We saw one of the Great lakes as we flew over. From there it went all the way to Palm Springs. I think it was a 727 and an Airbus 320 or 230, can't remember for sure. I'd have to look up the tickets. I noticed that the Airbus took off much faster...it was fun. The 727 (or was it a 737?) seemed to lumber down the runway much longer.

    Dana


    ...if it was in the last ten years on Northwest, it was most likely an Airbus 320 and maybe the other plane was probably a 757 as Northwest retired it's last 727 back in 2003. the 757 is a larger plane than the Airbus, as big as the old 707 but with two instead of four engines, and yes takes more runway to lift off especially if it has a heavy load. Northwest never purchased 737s (see pics below).

    I used to fly Northwest a lot as for years as they were the only "major" carrier with the most flights from Milwaukee (the other was old North Central which only served the upper Midwest and Great Lakes area). Kind of sad to have seen them go. Now Southwest is the dominant carrier there (after the demise of Midwest and then acquiring AirTran - which filled the void after Midwest went under), while Delta (which acquired Northwest over a year ago) has pretty much relegated Milwaukee to a spoke in their hub system, mostly using those tiny cramped regional jets instead of "full sized" planes.

    I used to remember when Northwest flew 747s and DC-10s and United had DC-10 and stretch DC-8 service there on a daily basis. Now the only "Big Jets' that land in Milwaukee are freighters for FedEx, UPS and occasionally Antonov Airlines.


    Airbus 320

    Boeing 757

    Boeing 727

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Morning. Warm but gloomy and grey outside my window today :)

  • DanaTADanaTA Posts: 10,680
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    DanaTA said:
    Actually, except for almost breaking Diane's hand squeezing it, it wasn't too bad. The seats were small, but not too bad. I guess for large people they might have been a bit...ummm...confining. But I was fine. I think it was NorthWest that we were on. One stop-over in tri-city area, Minneapolis I think it was. We saw one of the Great lakes as we flew over. From there it went all the way to Palm Springs. I think it was a 727 and an Airbus 320 or 230, can't remember for sure. I'd have to look up the tickets. I noticed that the Airbus took off much faster...it was fun. The 727 (or was it a 737?) seemed to lumber down the runway much longer.

    Dana


    ...if it was in the last ten years on Northwest, it was most likely an Airbus 320 and maybe the other plane was probably a 757 as Northwest retired it's last 727 back in 2003. the 757 is a larger plane than the Airbus, as big as the old 707 but with two instead of four engines, and yes takes more runway to lift off especially if it has a heavy load. Northwest never purchased 737s (see pics below).

    I used to fly Northwest a lot as for years as they were the only "major" carrier with the most flights from Milwaukee (the other was old North Central which only served the upper Midwest and Great Lakes area). Kind of sad to have seen them go. Now Southwest is the dominant carrier there (after the demise of Midwest and then acquiring AirTran - which filled the void after Midwest went under), while Delta (which acquired Northwest over a year ago) has pretty much relegated Milwaukee to a spoke in their hub system, mostly using those tiny cramped regional jets instead of "full sized" planes.

    I used to remember when Northwest flew 747s and DC-10s and United had DC-10 and stretch DC-8 service there on a daily basis. Now the only "Big Jets' that land in Milwaukee are freighters for FedEx, UPS and occasionally Antonov Airlines.


    Airbus 320

    Boeing 757

    Boeing 727

    It was in October of 2007.

    Dana

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited December 1969

    Complaint: BT (or someone with access to the exchange cabinet) decided that our having the same telephone number all the time was just boring and connected our wire to a different number on Tuesday. Needless to say this did not help the router to connect to the internet and I have just enjoyed an unplanned two-day break.

    it's Holiday time !

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Complaint: BT (or someone with access to the exchange cabinet) decided that our having the same telephone number all the time was just boring and connected our wire to a different number on Tuesday. Needless to say this did not help the router to connect to the internet and I have just enjoyed an unplanned two-day break.

    That's an oddball issue to have :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Complaint: BT (or someone with access to the exchange cabinet) decided that our having the same telephone number all the time was just boring and connected our wire to a different number on Tuesday. Needless to say this did not help the router to connect to the internet and I have just enjoyed an unplanned two-day break.

    it's Holiday time !

    Change is as good as a holiday :lol:

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    Rezca said:
    ps1borg said:
    Rezca said:
    Thanks :3


    Well, before I head off to try again to get some sleep....
    [Post picture here]

    A free cookie to whoever guesses who this villain's name is :)

    ooh noms it looks like Dingo...uh...Dingodile I guess, from crash bandicoot.

    Eta ooh yes o/\o the raygun gave it away :lol:

    :)
    Yup yup, though I thought it was a flamethrower ;P

    Flamethrowing rays gun, the yellow checks are unforgettable :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    tjohn said:
    "Mama, there's clowns in the kitchen again!"
    "What are they doin' in there?"
    "Fightin'."
    "Laura Mercy, I hope they don't break my best china! I don't know how they keep gettin' in here...did you leave the back door open?"
    "No..."
    "Well, go open it now while I get the broom...maybe I can shoo 'em out."

    Aw, they can't find anything to laugh about :lol:

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    DanaTA said:
    ps1borg said:
    Speaking of flying birds with black feathers are difficult to light

    Cool image, though.

    Photography exercise...black cat in a coal bin...in a mine shaft.

    Dana

    It would be all about specular and reflect :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    do my buppy's eyes look milky?

    i thought it was the reflection from the ceiling, but he's hesitating a long while coming down the stoop stairs.
    maybe he can't see the steps. the porch light is on, it might not be enough light at night.


    my Indy went blind his last few years, they have a retina replacement sugery but it's uber expensive.
    actually, Indy passed away on Nov 15, 2005.

    i wish i could hermitize for Novembers.

    spreadsheets to do, can't concentrate. meh.

    Cataracts? Do dogs get cataracts ?

  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,029
    edited November 2013

    Kyoto Kid said:
    Airbus 320

    Boeing 757

    Boeing 727

    here is an Airbus A380

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  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    KInd of something like that for night, kind of :)

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  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,029
    edited December 1969

    nice lighting. The bird has shiny feet and talons.

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited November 2013

    5 day weekend coming up. :) playing with shaders and modelling, not so much dragonquest this weekend.


    do the polar caps have zipcodes? curious which is colder this time of year. maybe north pole is balmy compared to south pole

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited November 2013

    Kyoto Kid said:
    Airbus 320

    Boeing 757

    Boeing 727

    here is an Airbus A380
    ...and here is it's flight deck, notice something a bit odd?

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited December 1969

    ...I'd feel safer in one of these...

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  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited November 2013

    ...or even one of these...

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  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited November 2013

    can't find it on weather.com.

    is top of the world Lat 0 / Long 0?

    what would the south pole be?

    encyclopedia Brittania would be good reading for this stuff, imagining.


    ahaah http://www.farmersalmanac.com/weather/2010/12/06/which-pole-is-colder-north-or-south/

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  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,029
    edited November 2013

    0, 0 would be in the Atlantic Ocean off the cost of Africa. The poles are 90 degrees latitude with respect to the Equator.

    Barrow Alaska, is the closest city in the U.S.A. to the North Pole that I can think off. Alert, Nunavut, Canada is closer.
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Alert+CAXX0829:1:CA

    Puerto Toro, Chile is about 2,500 miles from the South Pole

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  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited December 1969

    Kyoto Kid said:
    ...I'd feel safer in one of these...

    this one is the prettiest cockpits.

    tee hee, cockpit.

  • starionwolfstarionwolf Posts: 3,029
    edited December 1969

    I found a place that is colder than Alert, Canada.

    Resolute, Canada
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Resolute+CAXX2565:1:CA

    I keep typing weather.gov instead of weather.com

    Misty Whisky, looks like you found the answer. Cool.

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited December 1969

    0, 0 would be in the Atlantic Ocean off the cost of Africa. The poles are 90 degrees latitude with respect to the Equator.

    Barrow Alaska, is the closest city in the U.S.A. to the North Pole that I can think off. Alert, Nunavut, Canada is closer.
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Alert+CAXX0829:1:CA

    Puerto Toro, Chile is about 2,500 miles from the South Pole


    0 at the equator isn't logical. they made this stuff up before satellites. :)

  • MystarraMystarra Posts: 28,563
    edited December 1969

    I found a place that is colder than Alert, Canada.

    Resolute, Canada
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Resolute+CAXX2565:1:CA

    I keep typing weather.gov instead of weather.com

    Misty Whisky, looks like you found the answer. Cool.


    no wonder the canadian geese high tail it south.

  • Wendy_CarraraWendy_Carrara Posts: 18,002
    edited December 1969

    I see your thread is running out again, OMG you guys can yak!

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited December 1969

    ...not as fast as when Wooly was still here. We'd roll the thread over in about 12 or so days back then.

  • kyoto kidkyoto kid Posts: 28,717
    edited December 1969

    ...The Fear Of Flying Complaint Thread.
    ...The Still Don't Have a Job or Won The Lotto Complaint Thread
    ...The Too Broke Even For The PC Sale Complaint Thread
    ...The Computer On My Airbus Jet Bluescreened Complaint Thread
    ...The My Joints And Bones Hate Winter Complaint Thread
    ...The Where did My Sunshine Go Complaint Thread
    ...The I Really Miss Wooly Complaint Thread.

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    nice lighting. The bird has shiny feet and talons.

    Should be able to get some specular/reflect out of the feathers as well, just haven't figured out how :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited December 1969

    5 day weekend coming up. :) playing with shaders and modelling, not so much dragonquest this weekend.


    do the polar caps have zipcodes? curious which is colder this time of year. maybe north pole is balmy compared to south pole

    WE got some air from the south pole over us right now, is real cold and causing a bit of hail as well :)

  • ps1borgps1borg Posts: 12,776
    edited November 2013

    0, 0 would be in the Atlantic Ocean off the cost of Africa. The poles are 90 degrees latitude with respect to the Equator.

    Barrow Alaska, is the closest city in the U.S.A. to the North Pole that I can think off. Alert, Nunavut, Canada is closer.
    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/Alert+CAXX0829:1:CA

    Puerto Toro, Chile is about 2,500 miles from the South Pole


    0 at the equator isn't logical. they made this stuff up before satellites. :)

    hehe a long time before satellites :lol:

    NEW thread Here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/discussion/32071/

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