atomicsnarl t1_jea60oc wrote

Wizard: "There are two guards. One tells the truth, one tells lies. We must learn which is which to get through the magic door!"

Ork kills one one of the guards, then demands of the other, "Is that man dead?"

Guard, trembling for his life, "Errr, no?"

Ork: "This guard the liar."

Rogue applauds.


atomicsnarl t1_jacyugm wrote

You could put it something like this:

"Ok guys, if we want to go further down this road, we have to be honest and take a hard look at our strengths and weaknesses. You all have contributed a lot to our group, and we need to get more focused. Where's your comfort zones? ..... Here's some of the feedback I'm getting from our listeners....."

The Beatles fired Peter Best and changed to Richard Starkey. They were able to make these type of decisions.


atomicsnarl t1_j6yieow wrote

Before you spend the money on a decent starter telescope, pop over to Wally World, or maybe a sporting supply store and get a set of cheap (~25$) binoculars - pocket size or maybe a bit larger. It's a step up from naked eye viewing (and there's tons you can do with that) and will give you a good idea of what a full up scope can do for you. No sense spending more money than you have to, to get your foot in the door. Get a taste for how it works, and then you can make better choices.

Some resources to help you look at stuff:

Sky and Telescope

The Sky Live

Earth Sky

Sunrise/Sunset Calendars



atomicsnarl t1_j6g9rtx wrote

The space between the inner lips from clitoris to vaginal opening is called the Vestibule. In a full squat, knees shoulder or more apart, the vestibule should open and you should get a direct stream from the urethra. On the toilet, use the saddle position (facing the wall/tank) to get the knees well apart if there's room. If you can't saddle, keep the knees apart and lean forward as best you can.

Once you're familiar with how this works, you can put your finger tips between the inner and outer lips as shown:

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Practice in the shower and eventually you can do this standing (mostly) with your knees out and hips rolled under. Starting with a strong stream helps. Good luck!


atomicsnarl t1_j5x5ord wrote

The comment about Pink British Recon aircraft was due the recon mission parameters. Those were flown near or just after sunset, and the pink was very hard to see against the western setting sun and twilight glow, as the German aircraft were flying from the East to inetrcept them. At that latitude (about 50 North), twilight could last more than and hour, so you've got a huge backdrop of orangish sky to hide against.


atomicsnarl t1_j311x5q wrote

It's important to understand "Average" weather for a region is a passing moment as it moves between extremes. Two areas can have an average of 70F, but one goes from 40F to 100F in a day, and the other goes from 65F to 75F.

10 years of Southwestern US weather is approximately six years of drought, two years of flood, and two years of decent. The drought ends with floods.


atomicsnarl t1_iubssbf wrote

Rhythm is a big part of Morse interpretation. From back in the WWII era, some Morse training was based on mnemonics for the letters. For example (from my Dad) with emphasis on the bold words:

F is .._. dit dit dah dit Payday to day

P is .__. dit dah dah dit The grand old bitch

and so on.

One of the openings for a general broadcast looking to make contact is CQ followed by your call sign.

C is _._. dah dit dah dit

Q is _ _._ dah dah dit dah (the inverse of F)

So CQ becomes: Can you hear me, answer my call

Which serves to show the pattern and remember the purpose of the letter combo!

And of course, the famous Beethoven's 5th Symphony opening:

V is ..._ dit dit dit dah -- V for victory! (WWII, remember?)

Most people can play Name That Song in however many notes. It's like that for Morse, and eventually whole words (the, and, or, go, etc.)