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    From my cave I can see a brightness around the cave entrance. If I stick my head out ever so slightly, I can see a shining disk in the heavens. I have no idea what that thing is, but it burns if I look directly at it. I will make an offering on the alter, burn some grasses to cleanse my sins, and do the dance of my people to appease the angry disk in the sky.
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    Weather is sorta meh here today. 18C/64F partly cloudy.
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    Afternoon to those of you East of my pos. Not too bad of a day here. A respectable 13C/55F at the moment. Last of the snow ought to melt today
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    S'posed to rain here today, but yesterday was a glorious 20C/68F. Still have snow drifts hiding from the sun on the north side of buildings, but those should be gone soon.
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    I see we got a new paint job and all new emojis

    Yep, we may be few in number here, but that doesn't mean we can't have the latest in forum emoji technology. 🐕🍔🇨🇦 The mind simply <yawn> boggles at the possibilities. I still like our old-fashioned, pre-Columbian era emojis:
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    Snow be melting.
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  8. Article here: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/us-navy-remotely-lands-fa-18-super-hornet-on-carrie-447225/ Looks like all my hours of air combat simulation gaming is finally going to pay off
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    Great news, Donnie Tell Lottie she's giving this old fart hope that I'll still be able to find gainful employment until I can retire ... which should be when I'm 85! LOL!
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    USS Lexington Found!

    At a depth of 3,000 meters (1.86 miles), there's very little oxygen in the water to cause corrosion (at least, that's my guess as I'm no expert). Now here's a picture for the propeller heads:
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    Our Schnauzer, Tehya

    OG, It sounds terrible to say, but I suffered more through the loss of a pet than I have with close relatives. Pets are part of the fabric of our lives. Their passing leaves a huge hole in our very existence. Everything in the home, from their favourite spots, to their toys, to their clumps of shed hair that you keep finding months after they are gone, just keep tearing open that wound in your heart. I hope Tehya rallies back from this, but if he does step on that rainbow bridge, know that he'll be waiting for you on the other side.
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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight

    I laughed out loud when I saw that. Makes me wonder if there's a towel somewhere in that car, too
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    SpaceX Falcon Heavy test flight

    I watched the live stream and was pretty much gobsmacked by the entire event from the takeoff, to the booster landings, to deployment of the space-suited Starman in the Tesla roadster with those live images of Earth in the background. Truly a remarkable time to be alive and be able to witness this event. Here's the simultaneous booster landing with the sound of the double sonic booms: Here's the Starman in the car with Earth in the background: Too bad the core booster ran out of fuel and crashed into the ocean, but they learned something for next time, so that's good.
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    To paraphrase Kubrick's movie 2010: "My God. It's full of snow!" At least that's what I said when I looked at my driveway just now. Been snowing like crazy all day.
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    What you been up to lately?

    Beauty contrails! I love contrails.
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    Warmish, but with high winds. The high winds will bring heavy snows later tonight. Shaping up to be a classic "Alberta Clipper" system that no doubt will wreak havoc along the highways and byways across the prairies. And to my friends in Montana, North Dakota, and Minnesota ... you're welcome
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    Mornin'. Just coming out of a cold snap the last few days. Like CJ says, it's Monday. Blergh.
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    Mort Walker has died

    Drew cartoons for 70 years ... that's what I call doing what you love and getting paid for it Thanks for the laughs, Mort
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    -11C/12F. Not horribly cold, but annoying all the same. On the other hand, it is Friday, so that's good
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    IL-2 Sturmovik runs fine on my Win10 rig. I'm running of IL-2 I bought on Steam then added the SAS mod. Just fired it up a week or so a go and flew a coop mission with a buddy in Texas. And this is after I upgraded my PC from Win7 to Win10 just before I flew it. Absolutely no problems. Now, I cannot say if IL-2: Cliffs of Dover works on Win10 because I haven't tried that yet, and don't intend to because the AI in multiplayer online is pretty stupid and makes for boring dog fights.
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    Warmed up here. Should reach 40F today.
  22. Iconic voice. Will be missed.
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    Morning. Well, it ain't what I'd call picnic weather here. -11F but feels like -24F with the wind chill. And dark. Getting only 8-ish hours of sunlight this time of year. Welp, enjoy your day and pass the vitamin D.