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re: WTF is the difference:staring at the sun vs eclipse - Volvagia
[quote] it will be on youtube within minutes after its over[/quote] Whole bunch of idiots in Tiger Stadium then. It's on TV seconds after happening with better shots. Why experience it?...
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re: They'll need to remove Union statues too - Volvagia
[quote] Holding a race as slaves, considering them sub-human =/= civilian casualties of war that unfortunately occur[/quote] Lee was against slavery, what slaves he had were inherited, and the time table for their freedom was set years before the Civil War by his wife's father who owned them. A...
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re: WTF is the difference:staring at the sun vs eclipse - Volvagia
On a related note, just came across this gem of advice: [quote]AAA is reminding drivers not to stop along the highway to watch the event and not to wear eclipse glasses while driving. [/quote]...
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re: WTF is the difference:staring at the sun vs eclipse - Volvagia
[quote]Doctor...my optometrist called me today to warn me about the upcoming dangers that the eclipse will bring. He explained that an eclipse is more dangerous than a normal sunny day because normally when it's sunny the brightness of rays deter you from staring at the sun. During an eclipse your r...
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re: Is a library science degree worth it? - Volvagia
[quote]I never had roomates , hookups with chicks, and fun stories.[/quote] I was on the periphery of those things for probably similar reasons of not being a social butterfly. I can tell you this though: never saw a library science major in his 30s in the center stage of these events. ...
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re: GoFundMe/Fundraiser - Travel/Hotel expenses for 6month Medical stay - Volvagia
Make sure you add photos, don't let it just be a story. ...
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re: Photographers of the OT, who is photographing the eclipse - Volvagia
*raises hand* Try playing with your white balance. Post is a very useful tool, but try to achieve your composition without it whenever you can. Filters are your best friend v...
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re: So What's Everyone Doing for the Eclipse? - Volvagia
[quote]I'll be taking off a couple of hours early to watch it with my wife and son. We're going to be at 98%, good enough for me. We're in our mid 30's so it'll likely be the best chance that we get of seeing one without traveling. [/quote] FWIW, it's a world of difference between even 99% and t...
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re: Buying Ethereum/CryptoTalk - Volvagia
Anyone else tempted to get into NEO on the dip?...
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re: Mitch Landrieu plans to spend $500,000 on "root cause analysis" on Aug 5 Flooding - Volvagia
[quote]I thought we already knew the root causes. They need to spend money on fixing the issues and not backtracking[/quote] If in all those meetings he said they had allegedly discussing the issue, and if he wasn't a fricking subject matter expert as to what was wrong with the system because they...
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re: So What's Everyone Doing for the Eclipse? - Volvagia
Praying for no clouds. ...
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re: iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID - Volvagia
[quote] Well, they could physically restrain you and put your finger on your phone (not saying that anyone has done this), but that wouldn't really work for forcing you to enter your code.[/quote] Also, legally speaking biometric based security is not given ANY legal protection. They still c...
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re: Where can I get a HELOC if I have two mortgages on my house? - Volvagia
And paying off the 15 year isn't an option in the time frame you are talking about I suppose. If not, you have two opinions I would recommend: Saving account emergency fund. Throw everything into a market ETF with robin hood, and either sell or loan against margin to cover emergency exp...
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re: Official Thread: Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Volvagia
[quote]Consider this...perhaps the refusal to check the Maldives is because the top secret US military base on Diego Garcia may have influenced authorities to search elsewhere simply because Diego Garcia's radar missed the plane too. Imagine how embarrassing it would be for the US military to have...
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re: Just Announced: Feds to pay for Baton Rouge to build 10 mile northern loop - Volvagia
[quote]Downvoted for title making it seem like a dream had come true, only to be crushed when opening the thread[/quote] Should a smelled a rat for an interstate project costing 10 million ...
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re: Climate Talk - Crabber says water is at same level as 1970. Gore has no answer. - Volvagia
[quote]Do you think the ocean stacks up some places[/quote] Um. It does. :lol: Even ignoring tides, sea level at the equator is more than 20 km higher than the poles. That's a difference more than twice as high as airliners fly. ETA: even after apparent spillage into my batht...
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re: Official: Daniel Craig returning for Bond 25 - Volvagia
Idk. I really really really like the idea of a series of movies telling a story of Bond. Spectre was extremely disappointing and the main villain unbelievable beyond any kind of suspension of disbelief. ...
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re: Netflix Co-Founder’s Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You Want - Volvagia
[quote]He still has to make agreements with the theater chains[/quote] Do they? What's the agreement? Pretty much all variable info is available online, and you are swiping a standard debit card that will pay a standard charge. ...
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re: Netflix is $4,000,000,000 in debt. - Volvagia
[quote]Netflix is $4,000,000,000 in debt.[/quote] Against 9,000,000,000 in annual revenue You always have to look at things in perspective....
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re: Netflix Co-Founder’s Crazy Plan: Pay $10 a Month, Go to the Movies All You Want - Volvagia
[quote].not sure the box office would be wild about that model though. [/quote] Its not the box office that is making that call. He believes the convenience and cheapness of the product will lead to more getting the service than actually use it. Its a big gamble IMO, but the movie industry ...
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