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Tested for a promotion at work and did way better than expected. So either my absolute bullshitting my way through the math section was less bullshit than I thought it was, or perhaps they threw some of those questions out because everyone missed them? Either way, the news was very good.
Thanks, francopoli, but not looking to buy at the moment. Just wanting to know if this thing is destined for anything other than a scrap heap. I'll hit you guys up again for purchasing advice once I get to a point where I am comfortable using the other telescope someone gave me that actually does (mostly) work and is a Meade. I edited the original post for clarity.
I do have a question, any tips on how to reprogram an old Meade Autostar when you have no idea what it wants you to point it at and the little plastic viewfinder is cracked off? LOL - I should probably fix that first.
Another question (should not have clicked that link!) what's the difference between the 100mm and the 127mm Mak-Cassegrain scopes, just curious as I might, uh, give that Meade to someone and get me a shiny new something, and if the 127mm is a big difference for the extra $80 then it's worthwhile to do that. What's the benefit of the EQ3 mount over the twilight nano, as I see the 127mm comes with that option for an extra $50.
Thanks, kb, but not looking to buy at the moment. Just wanting to know if this thing is destined for anything other than a scrap heap. I'll hit you guys up again for purchasing advice once I get to a point where I am comfortable using the other telescope someone gave me that actually does (mostly) work and is a Meade. I edited the post for clarity.
I would disagree with you in the 'too many physicists' bit. As a mathmatically challenged person who finds physics, astronomy, and cosmology fascinating, the makeup of user base and the types of content that gets posted keep me around. I might not always understand enough to join the conversation, but I enjoy it all the same.
BTW, welcome wileyfoxes!
I wear men's cargo shorts on a regular basis in the summer but I am really short and am having trouble finding suitably short pants in men's or women's. Seriously considering learning to sew so I can make my own damn pants that are the correct length and have reasonable pockets. I hate having to carry a purse.
Just remember, Einstein had trouble getting a job in his field and ended up working as a patent clerk and it afforded him the time to work on whatever he wanted and look where that got us. ;)
absolutely not. You can find some really neat stuff at thrift shops. I have a neat depression and carnival glass collection that is partially inherited and partially from thrifting and yard sales. I just got a book from the library and it turns out some of my stuff might actually be worth tens of dollars, I was pretty surprised. I just bought them because they were pretty.
Having read The Sparrow, Children of God, and Never Let Me Go, good luck to you and prepare to be messed up. I've not read any of Mary Doria Russell's other books, but I just finished Kazuo Ishiguro's The Buried Giant last week and I am pretty sure that man exists just to mess with peoples' heads.