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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
I'm sure I'll be able to watch on Youtube. Hopefully some asshat will freak out like this guy.




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08-21-2017 12:09 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
(07-21-2017 08:03 PM)PapayaTapper Wrote:  
(07-21-2017 06:29 PM)Bluto Wrote:  I am planning on making it a day trip, as I am only a few hours away from it.

Moon 258ooo mi away

Sun 93.ooo,ooo mi away

Thats some day trip razz

HA! That's pretty good, and I should have clarified that I was only a few hours away from totality on this planet. I was originally going down to Greenville, but that is not going to happen now.
08-21-2017 12:10 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Already downtown and drinking. Gonna hit the field in a second to pick up some single eclipse watching girls

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
That was pretty cool. I've never seen one before. Somehow I missed the one that happened back in 2012.
08-21-2017 12:38 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
(08-21-2017 09:43 AM)[email protected] Wrote:  Is it beta to wear the eclipse glasses when watching it?

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08-21-2017 12:39 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Man, I opened four people easily because of this. Excellent idea to do openers!!
08-21-2017 01:23 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
We just stood around the farm with welding helmets on.

The speedglass ones were a bit unpredictable so every now and then you would hear a guy go "waaaaa" as the sensor clicked off haha.

Smoke some cigarettes and talked about how this must have freaked the shit out of our ancient ancestors. The daylight becomes so ominous.
08-21-2017 01:37 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Yeah bought a welding helmet, the sensor was unpredictable, done trying to watch it.
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
I used this:





I'm in LA so it was only a partial eclipse.
08-21-2017 01:49 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
I got total eclipse. That was amazing. A spiritual experience. The gods smile upon me!

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
(08-20-2017 07:00 PM)The Lizard of Oz Wrote:  
(08-20-2017 04:53 PM)Dusty Wrote:  Calling LOZ


Hmm, I wonder why people don't take these climate change forecasts as seriously as they take astronomy. Could it be because the astronomical forecasts have been verified for centuries to a precision of 1 part in 10 to a large power, whereas the climate change "forecasts" are always wrong and have never predicted anything successfully? And could this in turn be because in the one case the forecasts follow from a rigorously tested mathematical theory with very few assumptions and great explanatory power, and in the other case are produced by just-so-story "models" with dozens of arbitrary parameters and "fudge factors" and almost no predictive power whatsoever? Could that be the difference, eh Justin?

What a sweet scam this has been and remains, LOL. Just be grateful we now have a bona fide denier as head of the EPA and have pulled out of the Paris idiocy; of course all the ingrate Republicans should be kneeling at T's feet daily for this reason alone but it will be a cold day in hell before that happens.

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Well that blew ass, nothing but clouds and rain in Kansas, missed it Angry

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
OK. I've been staring at the sun for a few hours now, and nothings happening?

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08-21-2017 02:00 PM
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(08-21-2017 02:00 PM)Kona Wrote:  OK. I've been staring at the sun for a few hours now, and nothings happening?

Aloha!

Silly Kona,

You need to stare at it with an obscura made from stolen beer boxes from Walmart.
08-21-2017 02:31 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Yeah that's what I did. I took a picture:

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08-21-2017 02:38 PM
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
(08-21-2017 11:44 AM)DJ-Matt Wrote:  I have a feeling if you point you phone's camera at the sun during the eclipse it'll burn the image sensor.

It's not brighter than usual, it just hurts peoples eyes because they stare at it for a prolonged period of time.

I got a few selfies with it in the background, no problems here.

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
I couldn't get the picture to work. My selfie kept getting a blowout of the light on my screen, even when it was cloudy at the time. Tons of request for the damn glasses probably like 40. People went to different stores for them. Wouldn't be surprised if there are a ton of calls to eye surgeons and doctors if they burned their eyes tomorrow.
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
I was able take a decent low res pic with my phone. I put the eclipse sunglasses over the phone camera lens, about an inch away. The sun is only about 2mm in the photo but you can clearly see the crescent shape.

No selfie though...

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(08-21-2017 07:34 PM)Alpharius Wrote:  
(08-21-2017 11:44 AM)DJ-Matt Wrote:  I have a feeling if you point you phone's camera at the sun during the eclipse it'll burn the image sensor.

It's not brighter than usual, it just hurts peoples eyes because they stare at it for a prolonged period of time.

I got a few selfies with it in the background, no problems here.

Your eyes also dilate as it gets darker outside, so it's more likely to burn your retinas looking at the sun.
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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Drove to north GA with some friends, got to camp out at a really nice little inn off the beaten path. Got a perfect view, the sun was completely covered, and it was definitely a cool experience. I wouldn't have bothered but having a friend with a good connection/place to go made all the difference. Best part was, aside from gas money and a small tip at dinner it didn't cost a dime.
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(08-21-2017 12:03 AM)Mercenary Wrote:  I stare directly at the sun with eyes fully open every now and then.
My eyesight is fine.

Don't believe everything they tell you.
Rather, ask yourself, what is it they dont want you to see during an eclipse.

Can you still see bro?

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
Somehow celestial stuff has never done it for me. I don't care about planets, stars, meteors, comets, space shuttles landing, or eclipses.

I have seen eclipses, shooting stars, the rings of Saturn, and none of it had much impact on me.

I sometimes think I am missing some vital human quality when I see other people getting so excited about stuff.

On the other hand, I do get really excited when I see human beings engage in extremely rare and singular behavior.

Like one time, I saw A total eclipse of a female ego when the dark silhouette of reason completely obscured the intensely bright hamster-light allowing the much fainter corona of sensibleness to be visible.

It was like nothing I have ever seen, and I remember exactly where I was, and how old I was when it happened.

I was at a party talking with some guys when I was thirty three when we were interrupted by a drunk girl who said, "Well, actually . . . "

She paused for a moment looking confusedly from one guy to the other, and said, "Don't even listen to me, I don't know what I am talking about."

For a moment I thought I had misheard her, and when I realized that I hadn't I took a couple of seconds to really take in this once in a generation event.

It is still hard to really believe it happened.

Neither before then, or after then, from her or anygirl else have I ever heard this single, inspiring unique string of words.

It is something I will share with my descendants.

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RE: Solar Eclipse August 21, 2017
(08-21-2017 12:03 AM)Mercenary Wrote:  I stare directly at the sun with eyes fully open every now and then.
My eyesight is fine.

Don't believe everything they tell you.
Rather, ask yourself, what is it they dont want you to see during an eclipse.


President Trump agrees with my methods.
Looking directly at the sun is alpha.
Safety glasses are for pussies.




Quote:Donald Trump stares into solar eclipse without safety glasses,
while aides shout 'don't look!


Washington DC |Tuesday 22 August 2017 16:21 BST|

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...05771.html



Donald Trump has been caught looking at the solar eclipse without safety glasses, despite all expert advice saying this practice is dangerous.

“Looking directly at the sun is unsafe except during the brief total phase of a solar eclipse (“totality”), when the moon entirely blocks the sun’s bright face, which will happen only within the narrow path of totality,” Nasa wrote on a webpage discussing how to view the 2017 solar eclipse safely.

“The only safe way to look directly at the uneclipsed or partially eclipsed sun is through special-purpose solar filters, such as ‘eclipse glasses’ or hand-held solar viewers.”

But this didn't stop the President, who has a reported tendency to act against the advice of his aides, from sneaking a peek after taking off his protective glasses. He squinted as he briefly looked up at the sun.

Mr Trump watched the rare spectacle from the Blue Room Balcony at the White House – hundreds of miles away from the eclipse’s path of totality – next to his wife Melania and son Barron.

According to the White House pool report, the President initially gesticulated to a crowd of administration staffers gathered below the balcony and pointed to the sky. As he did so, one of the White House aides standing beneath balcony shouted “don't look!”


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