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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    Or as they say in Florida

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    Pretty awesome use of a Drone

    Using a drone to rescue teens.

    http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/01/18/drone-saves-australian-teen-swimmers-in-worlds-1st-rescue-mission-with-unmanned-aircraft.html
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    Re: Don't let this be you:

    I see who got your "good side" :rolleye:
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    :applause:
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    Re: Online building cost estimator?

    I tend to ask a lot of questions too when I have a construction project done. Saves a lot of headaches later on.
  6. Re: Pay attention to what you are doing when cooking.

    My wife does put red kidney beans in her chili and, while it may not qualify as "real Texas chili" it is nevertheless very good. In fact, she won 1st place is a base-wide chili cookout a few years...
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    These days, for all my personal passwords and other sensitive info, I use a program (for Apple only I think) called 1Password. It requires me to remember only one master password to unlock the...
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    Re: You can't make a call on a calculator app

    Well, I guess I coulda used Siri :cool-new:
  9. Re: Someone mistakenly flipped the Winter Switch!!

    Oh no! You're gonna have to wear socks!

    Seriously - stay warm.
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    I'm not posting the picture here, but...The fact someone clicked the wrong computer link and initiated a false missile alert was bad enough. Now I just saw that a post-it note was captured stuck to...
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    You can't make a call on a calculator app

    D'oh! So I typed in the number to my Stock Broker and put my iPhone to my ear. Nothing. Took a glance to check number - yep, right number. Then I realized I had typed in the phone number on my...
  12. Wow, I didn't know this - more than the Manhattan Project!

    For 7 years of my young life as an Airman, I was a maintenance man on the NORAD SAGE Computer System (IBM Q-7). Well, yesterday I had a nice conversation with an old Master Sergeant that I used to...
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    Re: Online building cost estimator?

    I don't know about the cost estimator, but considering where you are located and the snow that happens there, I'd seriously not consider a flat roof.
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    That's about the size of it. Of course in my case, I rather doubt Bridgeport West Virginia would have been a primary target!
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    Update. A screen shot of the actual alert system released:

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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    Ah yes, I remember the hiding under the desk drills. Like that would do any good!
  17. Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    I never had the pleasure of owning such an antique! LOL My first modem was a dial up 1200 Baud. A real screamer by comparison I guess.
  18. Re: Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    Well, if we REALLY want to go back in the time machine, the NORAD SAGE system I worked on used 75 Baud teletypes!
  19. Remember the good old days of 1200 baud modems?

    I remember when I got my USRobotics 16000 baud modem and I thought it was blazing fast!

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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    PM
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    For 38 minutes, my sister-in-law, who is there eon vacation, thought she was about to be a crispy critter.
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    In addition to the "DEW" Line (Distant Early Warning) which was waaaaay up north, there was also the Mid-Canada line of radars and then the "Pine Tree" line that ran along much of the western...
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    Very possible. Most of my work was alone the north east coast of Labrador and Baffin Island. We had another team doing surveys along the northern part of Canada proper and yet a 3rd team in...
  24. Thread: RIP Dan Gurney

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    Re: RIP Dan Gurney

    Oh darn!
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    Re: Holy Crap! False Alarm

    How cool is that! I imagine I visited some of the same places since some of the original DEW Line sites were re-purposed as NWS sites.
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