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elizabeth  ·  10 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your killer smoothie?

NO WE DON'T REALLY HAVE CLUB MATE.

I mean we kinda do - but it's at 5-6$ a bottle. I legit looked into importing to Canada after I tried it in Germany and realized it's the superior drink. We have some off brand stuff, but I find the taste too sweet compared to the original.

The problem is some old dude bought the distribution rights for the whole Canada and over-charges like crazy. So nobody buys and it's a dead end. I swear this drink has crazy potential in cities like Montreal with the right marketing but that dude's website look like it's from the 1990s and I bet he doesn't even have any in stock because he requires a min quantity of a container...

It's been a huge bummer :(

Cumol  ·  6 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

Hmm, I am wondering if I can send you some. Is there an upper limit to shipping liquids to Canada?

galen  ·  8 hours ago  ·  link  ·  

We have Brisk Mate now though! Or at least we do in the southern US, might be worth looking for for you.

It's not the same as Club Mate obviously (which Ive only found once at this weird ass gas station by my old school) but it is still a Mate-based energy drink thing.

A plaque in a Montreal Hudson's Bay Company store commemorating Jefferson Davis' brief stay in the city was installed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1957; it was removed following the Charlottesville rally.

Weird we had one in the first place, but yay Montreal!

elizabeth  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Yeah it rains on and off every day over there - but hopefully the skies will clear up at the moment of the eclipse. Would be a bit of a bummer if not.

Thanks for the explanation - I understand a lot better now :)

Have fun on your own eclipse adventure!

elizabeth  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

I KNOW! I'M SO CLOSE!

But they want shots including their quarry so i'm stuck at the 99% zone... Still pretty dope they're flying me in for that. I've never seen even a partial eclipse before. Not ever a lunar one. We ordered some glasses for everyone too.

I'm actually planning to punch holes in a poster in the shape of the company's logo and project half-moons into the marble inside the quarry. I tried explaining how awesome that is but I'm not so good at explaining. Hopefully they'll understand what I meant when I make the video. They were asking me WHY the shadows will be half-moons and I was like... cause pinhole photography? Physics?

Thanks for the link - I knew you'll have the insider information forums!

I'll be in a city called Tate in Georgia - north of Atlanta. Out of the path of totality by a few miles :(

francopoli  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    They were asking me WHY the shadows will be half-moons and I was like... cause pinhole photography? Physics?

Ah, a question I can answer! The sun is not a point source of light. It acts like a uniform disk of light in the sky. This is why on a normal sunny day your shadows are, for lack of a better word, soft. A diffuser sort of, but not exactly, does this as well; it takes the light from a point source, aka light bulb, and spreads it out a bit. The little pin holes mirror the sun's disk on the object that the light is projected on. As long as the sun is a disk, that image will be round. As the moon move in front of the sun, you see less and less of a disk and more of a crescent. Now, the light from the sun is still not a point source of light, but it is also not a perfect disk either. The shadows on the ground reflect the change in the shape of the sun as the eclipse progresses. One of the things that I intend on documenting is when shadows stop being soft and start having hard edges. (My guess is at 75% covered but we will see.)

If you have a square light source, by the way, and use a pinhole projector? The image looks more square than round.

Here is a picture that shows rather than explains. Everyone in that outer, perumbra, shadow will see a partial eclipse. Only in the that cone of shadow, the umbra, is the eclipse total.

    I'll be in a city called Tate in Georgia - north of Atlanta. Out of the path of totality by a few miles :(

Yea you are maybe 10 miles from the fun stuff. We get to do this again in six and a half years so use this as the excuse to whet the appetite for a total eclipse. Still a bummer, but when work is paying the bills you gotta do what they want you to do, right?

And just because I had it up already for some other sites I looked at the NWS report for Tate. Thunderstorms and 30% chance of rain on the day of. Prepare an out for your gear in case of rain. Hopefully you get to dodge the rain and get some great pictures.

elizabeth  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah it rains on and off every day over there - but hopefully the skies will clear up at the moment of the eclipse. Would be a bit of a bummer if not.

Thanks for the explanation - I understand a lot better now :)

Have fun on your own eclipse adventure!

How about a guest bed?

Cumol  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I have a couch that can be turned into a double bed on the ground floor. So 4 people can sleep easily in my room...

elizabeth  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 16, 2017

Company's flying me into Atlanta to film the eclipse from their quarry for social media. I have like 0 idea of how to do that and don't really have the proper lenses either. And it's not like I get a do-over... but internet research has been kind of fruitless. I guess I'll buy some polarisers, lock everything on manual on 3 cameras and and roll video hoping nothing fucks up. It's like a 99% eclipse at the quarry so I figured it won't get super dark.

After that, straight to burning man! And then I'll rent a car and drive around Cali for about a week for more photos of memorials.

A hectic couple weeks ahead, but I'm loving it.

francopoli  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

https://www.cloudynights.com/forum/135-north-american-total-solar-eclipse-2017/

There are a dozen or more good threads on how, why, when what etc in that forum.

99%!??!?!?!?!??!?! FUCK!! you are going to miss the good stuff, and now I'm a bit mad. The sky will get dark, but not quite dark enough to see the full corona. You will get to see the shadow of the moon race toward and away from you. You will see Venus, certainly, but it will not get dark enough to see stars. Depending on where exactly you are and what exactly "99%" is, you should see a ripple of Bailey's Beads across the limb of the sun and weird shadow phenomena on the ground. It will also get cooler than it was at the start, you will see the "shadow bands" as the sun goes from a disk to a point source of light and trees will cast interesting odd shadows.

Bring a colander with you and get a picture of the hundreds of little crescents!

And remember even at 99% you should use eye protection, solar glasses, #14 welder's glass etc. I assume you already know that but the NASA training is beaten into me at this point.

Get as far north on the site as you can. http://xjubier.free.fr/en/site_pages/solar_eclipses/TSE_2017_GoogleMapFull.html Find exactly where you will be and get the times of all the events so you can plan accordingly.

Have fun, get some good shots and if you can, share them!

elizabeth  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I KNOW! I'M SO CLOSE!

But they want shots including their quarry so i'm stuck at the 99% zone... Still pretty dope they're flying me in for that. I've never seen even a partial eclipse before. Not ever a lunar one. We ordered some glasses for everyone too.

I'm actually planning to punch holes in a poster in the shape of the company's logo and project half-moons into the marble inside the quarry. I tried explaining how awesome that is but I'm not so good at explaining. Hopefully they'll understand what I meant when I make the video. They were asking me WHY the shadows will be half-moons and I was like... cause pinhole photography? Physics?

Thanks for the link - I knew you'll have the insider information forums!

I'll be in a city called Tate in Georgia - north of Atlanta. Out of the path of totality by a few miles :(

francopoli  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    They were asking me WHY the shadows will be half-moons and I was like... cause pinhole photography? Physics?

Ah, a question I can answer! The sun is not a point source of light. It acts like a uniform disk of light in the sky. This is why on a normal sunny day your shadows are, for lack of a better word, soft. A diffuser sort of, but not exactly, does this as well; it takes the light from a point source, aka light bulb, and spreads it out a bit. The little pin holes mirror the sun's disk on the object that the light is projected on. As long as the sun is a disk, that image will be round. As the moon move in front of the sun, you see less and less of a disk and more of a crescent. Now, the light from the sun is still not a point source of light, but it is also not a perfect disk either. The shadows on the ground reflect the change in the shape of the sun as the eclipse progresses. One of the things that I intend on documenting is when shadows stop being soft and start having hard edges. (My guess is at 75% covered but we will see.)

If you have a square light source, by the way, and use a pinhole projector? The image looks more square than round.

Here is a picture that shows rather than explains. Everyone in that outer, perumbra, shadow will see a partial eclipse. Only in the that cone of shadow, the umbra, is the eclipse total.

    I'll be in a city called Tate in Georgia - north of Atlanta. Out of the path of totality by a few miles :(

Yea you are maybe 10 miles from the fun stuff. We get to do this again in six and a half years so use this as the excuse to whet the appetite for a total eclipse. Still a bummer, but when work is paying the bills you gotta do what they want you to do, right?

And just because I had it up already for some other sites I looked at the NWS report for Tate. Thunderstorms and 30% chance of rain on the day of. Prepare an out for your gear in case of rain. Hopefully you get to dodge the rain and get some great pictures.

elizabeth  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah it rains on and off every day over there - but hopefully the skies will clear up at the moment of the eclipse. Would be a bit of a bummer if not.

Thanks for the explanation - I understand a lot better now :)

Have fun on your own eclipse adventure!

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2017: Who's Going?

Will do :)

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2017: Who's Going?

Not yet!

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2017: Who's Going?

I do have a camp - we're like 12ish people (out of which I know 4) splitting on food, stoves, shade structures to cut down on organization and cost. We don't have any kind of project, it's more about pooling ressources so we can all slip off and explore/volunteer/contribute separately. Not sure where exactly we'll be - but somewhere in the tent area. Since we're all flying in from East Coast Canada, not much space for anything more than essentials. I'll come find you! (do you have a playa name so I can ask around?)

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am so excited for you. I wish you a great time!!!!

If you meet any Israelis, give them a hug from "that drug guy from DPW" from me!

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Will do :)

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah...

blob

(holding the umbrella)

Do you have a playa name?

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not yet!

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2017: Who's Going?

Already signed up for 2 arctica greeter shifts a while back, didn't know you had anything to do with it. I'll be sure to mention you to score some burner points!

goobster  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Arctica is just the best volunteering experience on the playa! I love it.

You can also drop in and volunteer any time you want to. They have the Shift Book, and can tell you where the gaps are in the schedule. It's especially fun if you bring some of your campmates along, and do it together as a group.

Black Rock Animal Control and Thunderdome both do this, and it is a BLAST, both for the volunteers and the people in line buying ice.

Anyway, tell them Buckstar Deluxe says hi.

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Burning Man 2017: Who's Going?

I'll be there! It's my first one :) goobster said he'll be at his awesome honeymoon this year so might be just me and you representing the 'Skiers.

From what I gather we'll be somewhere in tent city - the slums of BM. How do I find you Blob?!

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Woooooo!!!!!!

I'll be at The Dump in Center Camp. We'll have a piano drums and amps. Last year we had a massive shade structure. I think it'll happen again this year but in the camp FB page there's been discussion of something different I think.

Do you have a camp? If not I could see about getting in with us

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I do have a camp - we're like 12ish people (out of which I know 4) splitting on food, stoves, shade structures to cut down on organization and cost. We don't have any kind of project, it's more about pooling ressources so we can all slip off and explore/volunteer/contribute separately. Not sure where exactly we'll be - but somewhere in the tent area. Since we're all flying in from East Coast Canada, not much space for anything more than essentials. I'll come find you! (do you have a playa name so I can ask around?)

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am so excited for you. I wish you a great time!!!!

If you meet any Israelis, give them a hug from "that drug guy from DPW" from me!

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Will do :)

BLOB_CASTLE  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah...

blob

(holding the umbrella)

Do you have a playa name?

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not yet!

PICKLE RICK!!!

It was fun, but for me nothing will beat tiny rick. Didn't see the latest episode yet so i'm outta here before I get spoiled.

Yup. Just read a post on /r/relationships how the girlfriend found out her boyfriend is a racist after 2 years of dating because she saw him in the pictures of this protest. She had no idea.

They're probably mostly closeted racists, and telling their moms would go a long way. You can't go to the rally, because you're grounded mister!

am_Unition  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's working!

I've seen that at least one neo-Nazi-fuckwad lost his job, and another got pretty well scolded on national television. Social media and the ubiquity of recording devices a la smartphones is allowing us to police ourselves as a society. I have some potential concerns about that, but it seems to be overwhelmingly a net positive thing for the time being.

elizabeth  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is a sandwich?

Is cereal a soup?

Cumol  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think it is. The usual argument is "soup cant be sweet" but then you have Fruit Soup then someone says "milk can't be the main liquid in a soup!" and I give them Milk Soup.

So, if one defines soup as a liquid containing some pieces of "other stuff" and soup can be sweet and have milk as basis.... Cereal is a soup

goobster  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Can confirm that Hungarian sour cherry soup is a thing, and it is wonderful, and it is definitely - in every way - a soup.

elizabeth  ·  11 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What happened to ThatFanficGuy?

For sure - I meant the part where people were saying they disliked some of his posts. I felt that was beside the point of why he left.