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Message 82046 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 16:09:11 UTC - in response to Message 82034.  

Too close http://abc7.com/brush-fire-burns-near-mount-wilson-observatory/2542698/
About 2 miles to my house
One of the few places I have a certain memory of, from my family visit to CA in 1956/57 (age 4½). Apart from a tour inside the observatory itself - my father was on sabbatical at CalTech, so we may have had special access - I remember being taken to visit a fire-watcher's tower in the hills. Something I'd never seen, or had need of, before: our British hills tend to attract enough rain not to require constant watching.
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Message 82048 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 16:21:24 UTC - in response to Message 82035.  

Interesting red sun in the UK yesterday
We had that one today. Apparently there wasn't a cloud in the sky, but it felt overcast all day long. A combination of Sahara sand and ash from Portugal's forest fires. Very apocalyptic.
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Message 82056 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 17:05:31 UTC - in response to Message 82046.  
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Too close http://abc7.com/brush-fire-burns-near-mount-wilson-observatory/2542698/
About 2 miles to my house
One of the few places I have a certain memory of, from my family visit to CA in 1956/57 (age 4½). Apart from a tour inside the observatory itself - my father was on sabbatical at CalTech, so we may have had special access - I remember being taken to visit a fire-watcher's tower in the hills. Something I'd never seen, or had need of, before: our British hills tend to attract enough rain not to require constant watching.

Likely Vetter Mountain Lookout, but sorry to report the Station Fire got it in 2009.
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Message 82059 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 18:01:51 UTC - in response to Message 82056.  

Likely Vetter Mountain Lookout, but sorry to report the Station Fire got it in 2009.
Yes, you were right. Found the box of 60 y.o. slides...



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Message 82061 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 18:36:17 UTC

It amazes me how quickly people find things. I used to.

Sorry to hear it's no more, but they're great pictures! :)
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Message 82064 - Posted: 17 Oct 2017, 20:46:28 UTC - in response to Message 82061.  

Pictures (in the early days of Kodachrome) were rarer and more precious. We came back from that American trip with what turned into a single box of 65 slides, which we transferred to high-quality glass mounts - I can also remember 'helping' my mother do that on the dining room table.... Salvaging that box was a high priority when I had to break up my mother's house for sale, after she died two years ago. It wasn't far from the surface of the archaeology :-)
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Message 82101 - Posted: 19 Oct 2017, 15:16:48 UTC - in response to Message 82034.  

And now in that fire ...
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/10/19/burned-body-found-mt-wilson-fire/
A body has been found near the Mt. Wilson Observatory, where firefighters continue to battle a 50-acre brush fire.

Deputies say the remains were found in the same area of the fire, which started Tuesday morning. The fire has since burned 50 acres close to an array of communication towers and the historic observatory and is 35 percent contained.

The coroner says the body was burned beyond recognition.

It’s not clear yet if the discovery of the body was linked to reports of an 18-year-old man reported missing on Monday. His family has been looking for him in that area, based on the last location of his cell phone.
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Message 82195 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 12:13:29 UTC

It's down.
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Message 82218 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 20:01:23 UTC

My it is awful quiet in here... you could hear an extraterrestrial screaming from 100+ million light years away!

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Message 82219 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 20:09:12 UTC - in response to Message 82218.  

The reason it is quiet is probably that most are celebrating the outrage.
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Message 82220 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 20:20:18 UTC

There is much to be said for quiet. ;-)
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Message 82221 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 21:47:51 UTC - in response to Message 82218.  

My it is awful quiet in here... you could hear an extraterrestrial screaming from 100+ million light years away!

Gravitational waves are silent.
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Message 82223 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 22:04:07 UTC

I know it's early but Seti is back up.
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Message 82224 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 22:07:40 UTC - in response to Message 82223.  

Yep, I just reported 50 tasks
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Message 82225 - Posted: 24 Oct 2017, 22:41:34 UTC - in response to Message 82223.  

Not bad. 9.5min shy of 10 hours.
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Message 82298 - Posted: 28 Oct 2017, 4:29:04 UTC

UK clocks go back an hour tonight.
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Message 82435 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 12:43:55 UTC

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Message 82436 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 13:26:30 UTC
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...as usual, while I'm having lunch

Which was Chicken Kiev. A bit light on garlic, which is probably just as well as I have client coming shortly
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Message 82437 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 13:38:01 UTC

Halloween has arrived, the witches have struck, we are down.
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Message 82438 - Posted: 31 Oct 2017, 13:54:45 UTC

Maybe I should have had more garlic, just in case I encounter any vampires on the way home....
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