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re: Anyone seen any good camera/eclipse apps or mods? - Tigris on 8/16/17 at 7:05 am
[quote]Just enjoy it in the moment. NASA has better pics than you will ever hope to achieve, so just download those.[/quote] I mostly agree with this. But I am going to be using a good spotting scope with a solar filter to watch the eclipse. And I ordered a mount to attach my phone to the scope...
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re: Traveling out of the country during Thanksgiving is so much cheaper than Xmas - Tigris on 8/15/17 at 5:59 pm
Yep, I've got a trip booked down to Colombia over Thanksgiving. 10 day trip for 4 days of vacation. Exploring around Cali should be interesting....
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re: venice guide finds large rattlesnake on property - Tigris on 8/15/17 at 3:44 pm
Huge snake but his truck is only about 2 feet tall. ...
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re: Millennials are more motivated by vacation time than salary - Tigris on 8/14/17 at 3:18 pm
[quote]because the previous two generations don't have the skills that are most in demand right now.[/quote] Engineers in the previous two generations laugh at this....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: True Detective be Breaking Bad? - Tigris on 8/14/17 at 1:12 pm
[quote]It could easily be the best single season of television ever. I disagree. It did not end well enough to justify that.[/quote] I just watched it 2 times while on a very long trip, and I'll agree. It was brilliant as hell up to the ending, and then finished with something of a thud....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (2)
re: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai - Tigris on 8/14/17 at 1:05 pm
[quote]And probably my favorite Lithgow role of all time.[/quote] He was fantastic. "Laugh while you can monkey-boy!" is a line I still pull out at times. Dr. Lizardo - name taken from Leo Szilard - a Hungarian physicist and the first to see that a nuclear chain reaction was possible. I was ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Would you be alive today without modern medicine? - Tigris on 8/14/17 at 12:52 pm
My father, brother, wife, and I would likely all be dead. Bad gallbladders. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Is there a bigger modern day scam than full size paper towels? - Tigris on 8/13/17 at 3:27 pm
Himalayan Salt Rock and several hundred other things....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Name a popular book that you've disliked or gave up on - Tigris on 8/13/17 at 12:44 pm
I liked James Lee Burke's early books, they are very good. But the preaching you mentioned increasingly worked it's way into his novels. And he seemed to run out of ideas, eventually he just got stale and I'd had enough....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Himalayan Salt Rock. Anyone use one? - Tigris on 8/12/17 at 6:43 pm
Anyone who buys a product with "Himalayan" in the name is a sucker. For the same reason that people who bought crystals for mystical reasons were suckers. My uncle bought some stupid Himalayan berry juice for crazy prices. His cancer still killed him. I don't blame him, it was his money to waste...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Infinite Jest - Tigris on 8/12/17 at 4:38 pm
[quote]I'm wondering how long it took everyone to make it through the entire 1000 pages...and your thoughts afterwards.[/quote] Heh - it took a few months and was my most difficult read that I've finished (I've tried Gravity's Rainbow twice and have given up twice). And it was often tedious. An...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: SciFi / Fantasy suggestions - Tigris on 8/12/17 at 4:14 pm
[quote]Lucifer's Hammer My dad read this book when I was a kid. I need to pick it up. [/quote] I got this on audiobook a few months ago because it was really cheap and I've been on a SciFi kick for a while. Honestly, I thought it was pretty bad and I gave up on it after a few chapters. The...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Name a popular book that you've disliked or gave up on - Tigris on 8/12/17 at 12:29 pm
I don't remember the names of the books but I've given up on books by: Grisham James Patterson Kay Scarpetta James Lee Burke I'd read several by all but Patterson and liked them at one time. But I doubt I'll read any of them again. ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Better twist- usual suspects or sixth sense? - Tigris on 8/8/17 at 8:11 pm
[quote] I didn't bring my Hungarian translator with me to see the movie.[/quote] [link=( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akbflkF_1zY)]My Hovercraft is full of eels.[/link]...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Name Your Top 10 Most Influential Books - Tigris on 8/7/17 at 9:10 pm
[quote]The Moon is a Harsh Mistress[/quote] Yeah, that's one of mine. I read it when I was pretty young and Heinlein's take on politics really hit home. Much more influential to me than Atlas Shrugged which I read when older. I'll add: Slaughterhouse Five - Vonnegut and I differ a lot pol...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: The Big Short - Tigris on 8/7/17 at 8:46 pm
Surprisingly good movie. I loved the book and the topic; and cringed when I saw the movie coming out with a big name cast. But the movie was much better than expected. Yeah, it did stupid shite occasionally like having them go out and shoot machine guns just to add some "action"; but it mostly stu...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Who was the most evil individual in Breaking Bad? - Tigris on 8/7/17 at 8:25 pm
[quote]Lydia[/quote] Yeah, I hated her way more than Skyler or Marie. Just a terrible, terrible person. Probably not the most evil but she helped evil flourish, no surprise she was German. Best character - Mike. When Walt killed him it bothered me much more than killing Hank who really wa...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Our tort law system is the worst aspect of America, a cancer on our society. - Tigris on 8/6/17 at 7:07 pm
[quote]I literally hate what I do. [/quote] And you keep collecting the check. Sorry - no sympathy at all. My made the wrong choice long ago. And stuck with it, even now....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
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