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I’m surprised that works. The mortar and the brick should erode at different rates as each is of a different hardness. Chikie, explain this to us.
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Well that's interesting.
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obvs wrote:
Well that's interesting.


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ukimalefu wrote:
obvs wrote:
Well that's interesting.


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TOS wrote: Image


This reminds me of that image that shows Jesus overseeing the entire scope of the cosmos and at the bottom of it he's looking at Earth and says "Don't masturbate."
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maurvir wrote: Image


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Rocket Labs successfully launched their Electron rocket dubbed 'still testing' into orbit carrying a payload of 3 scientific satellites. The rocket which uses a 3D Printed engine, Electrically driven pumps and composite fuel tanks is one of the cheapest (as in price- 5million per rocket) rockets to successfully achieve the feat & the first ever to do so coming out of the southern hemisphere.
Still Testing Launch - 01/21/2018

If you don't care about the company, the payloads, the rockets history or the pre-flight checks; than skip ahead to 14m49s to get to the T -10seconds
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not sure if these are even the same kind of whales, but there's this pic for scale

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Whale Song: "Let's get it on."
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Undoubtedly both humpback whales as they have those particularly long flippers not found on any other cetacean:

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Mustapha Mond wrote: Whale Song: "Let's get it on."

Um, given their apparent size differences, I would guess the pair to be a mother humpback with her adolescent child perhaps on the verge of independence.

Hmm...come to think of it: I have no idea of humpback behaviors so I do not know if they normally travel in pods like grey whales or orcas.
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DEyncourt wrote: Undoubtedly both humpback whales as they have those particularly long flippers not found on any other cetacean:

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Mustapha Mond wrote: Whale Song: "Let's get it on."

Um, given their apparent size differences, I would guess the pair to be a mother humpback with her adolescent child perhaps on the verge of independence.

Hmm...come to think of it: I have no idea of humpback behaviors so I do not know if they normally travel in pods like grey whales or orcas.


Hmm. I figured the size difference was just a trick of perspective, or maybe related to gender. Maybe they're fans of the "taboo" tag on Pornhub?
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We went whale watching over the summer in the Gulf of Maine, saw some finback whales, which was very cool--second largest animal to ever grace the Earth.

But you *barely* see any of it, they don't bring their flukes out of the water or breach or anything.
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We went whale watching over the summer in the Gulf of Maine, saw some finback whales, which was very cool--second largest animal to ever grace the Earth.

But you *barely* see any of it, they don't bring their flukes out of the water or breach or anything.
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Demonstration of system which uses lasers to create a 3D image in air.

Think of this as several steps BEFORE the video game "Pong" or a primitive oscilloscope compared to a CRT monitor/TV.

One laser uses heat to push a floating particle of cellulose in set paths while another lights it.
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Mustapha Mond wrote:
DEyncourt wrote: Undoubtedly both humpback whales as they have those particularly long flippers not found on any other cetacean:

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Mustapha Mond wrote: Whale Song: "Let's get it on."

Um, given their apparent size differences, I would guess the pair to be a mother humpback with her adolescent child perhaps on the verge of independence.

Hmm...come to think of it: I have no idea of humpback behaviors so I do not know if they normally travel in pods like grey whales or orcas.


Hmm. I figured the size difference was just a trick of perspective, or maybe related to gender. Maybe they're fans of the "taboo" tag on Pornhub?

I'm no cetologist so I do not know this is so for humpbacks, but it is common in the wild for females to be larger than males.
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DEyncourt wrote:Image

How'd they get them all to line up like that for the picture? :der:
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DEyncourt wrote:I'm no cetologist...
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Séamas wrote: We went whale watching over the summer in the Gulf of Maine, saw some finback whales, which was very cool--second largest animal to ever grace the Earth.

But you *barely* see any of it, they don't bring their flukes out of the water or breach or anything.


i remember as a kid on the west coast seeing killer whales on the regular ... even one time seeing them frolic and breach, it was phenomenal
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TOS wrote:
Séamas wrote: We went whale watching over the summer in the Gulf of Maine, saw some finback whales, which was very cool--second largest animal to ever grace the Earth.

But you *barely* see any of it, they don't bring their flukes out of the water or breach or anything.


i remember as a kid on the west coast seeing killer whales on the regular ... even one time seeing them frolic and breach, it was phenomenal


If you're gonna go whale watching on the east coast, you might wanna bring a magazine called "West Coast Whales."
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Amateur satellite finder spots IMAGE which was suddenly went dead in 2005:

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He was looking for Zuma, the US government satellite that was lost in the recent SpaceX launch.

Launched in 2000, "Imager for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration" (IMAGE) was thought to have suffered in 2005 a failure with a power controller. There were contingencies for it to reboot whenever IMAGE went into an extended time without sunlight (it has a polar orbit so this could happen over a few days twice a year), but when a 2007 eclipse apparently failed to start the reboot, NASA stopped checking on the satellite.

People are now scambling to locate old software for the satellite.

Here is an example of what IMAGE had taken before that failure:

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uki went Bananarama on our asses.
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Is that Oak Alley in Louisiana, or a random oak tree in the South?
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juice wrote: uki went Bananarama on our asses.


banukirama?
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Looks like Venus has a Brazilian.
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juice wrote: Is that Oak Alley in Louisiana, or a random oak tree in the South?


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