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Location: Billy, the mountain...
Now, heading to the (sunny and warm) beach, I'll bring the soft drinks...

Happy Reveillon everybody!

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I'll be heading to my place in beautiful Ardèche for a week's vacation with my kids. we'll do new years (ie: reveillon) there. I'll have lot's of cleaning up in the garden as i've not been there since november. It'll be great to spend some quality time with the kids and get a little exercice and fresh air....

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I am going to watch the lunar eclipse tonite:

Eclipse set to be 'best in years'

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Skywatchers eagerly awaiting Saturday's total lunar eclipse say that the spectacle could be the "best in years".

The eclipse begins at 2018 GMT, with the Moon totally immersed in the shadow of the Earth between 2244 and 2358 GMT.

During "totality", only light that has been filtered through the Earth's atmosphere reaches the Moon's surface, making it appear a reddish colour.

The eclipse will be visible from the whole of Europe, Africa, South America, and eastern parts of the US and Canada.

"They are beautiful events," said Robert Massey, spokesman for the UK's Royal Astronomical Society.

"They have a really romantic feel to them as you look up because the Moon, which is normally pearly white, takes on this reddish colour."

He added that it was totally safe to observe and no protective filters were needed because the Moon would actually be less bright than during a normal full moon.

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Mr Massey encouraged everyone to witness the "spectacular" event.

"It is like Mars suddenly coming a thousand times closer and just hanging there in the sky above you."

Lunar eclipses occur when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in a near-perfect line in space.

The Moon travels through the long cone-shaped shadow that the Earth casts in space. At totality, the only light reaching the Moon's surface at this point has been refracted through the Earth's atmosphere.

The appearance of the lunar surface varies according to how much dust is in the Earth's upper atmosphere. For example, following major volcanic eruptions, the Moon appears to be a deep red and almost invisible.

As there have not been any recent sizeable eruptions, astronomers are predicting that the Moon will be bathed in a bright orange light.

'Best in years'

Professional astronomers will also be enjoying the spectacle rather than worrying about any science, Mr Massey says.

"It is not like a solar eclipse where you get to see the outer atmosphere of the sun," explained Mr Massey.

"There were some people in the past who measured how different parts of the Moon cooled down as the Earth's shadow passed over it, but I doubt much of that work is going on now."

Robin Scagell, from the Society for Popular Astronomy, was hopeful that the event will be the "best in years".

"If the clouds stay away, it will be fascinating to watch the Moon's graceful movement through the shadow of the Earth," he said.

The last total eclipse visible from the UK was back in May 2004, but it was obscured by cloudy skies.

After Saturday's eclipse, the next to be seen over western Europe will take place on 21 February 2008, but in the middle of the night between 0300 GMT and 0400 GMT.

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http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6411991.stm


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PINK FLOYD
Olympiahalle, Munich-October 12, 1973-Master Tape

Master tape>dat>cd-r>Bias Peak Pro 5.2.1>XACT>flac

Gilmour/Waters/Wright/Mason/w. Dick Parry on sax

Here is a wonderful 1973 Floyd show from the master tape, recorded by the same lad who did the recently posted Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1973 Munich show. The sound quality is EX- and song samples are provided. This one is for those who live "by thy rivers gently flowing, o'er thy prairies verdant growing," in the noble Land of Lincoln.

Setlist:
Disc One: (67:42)
1.Obscured By Clouds/When You're In
2.Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
3.Careful With That Axe Eugene
4.Echoes
Disc Two: (69:49)
Dark Side Of The Moon:
5.Speak To Me/Breathe/On The Run
6.Time/Breathe (reprise)/The Great Gig In The Sky
7.Money
8.Us And Them/Any Color You Like/Brain Damage
9.Eclipse
10.One of These Days

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Mr_Green_Genes posted....."The eclipse will be visible from the whole of Europe, Africa, South America, and eastern parts of the US and Canada.
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Not through all the flippin' snow & rain we're enjoying here, it won't!

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Sorry to hear.

Here is a pic of South America today. Clear skies:

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Mr_Green_Genes wrote:
Sorry to hear.

Here is a pic of South America today. Clear skies:



Trying to make feel all nostalgic about my former life in Trinidad, ain'tcha!

I'd post a shot of the conditions outside my window, but apparently I still have to wait one more day before they'll let me. When I "quote" you, this thing won't even let me leave in the picture you posted.

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Painting the new wallpaper in the guest loo.

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Going to a hockey game tomorrow.

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Train the bass line for -Dumb all over-, wich shouldn´t be to difficult.

Anyone got the tabs?

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Use your ears mate. Its a much more rewarding method.

This weekend I have an IB Math Portfolio and an English Individual Oral Presentation to work on, in addition to the rest of my homework. I hope to work Saturday and Sunday up until 5pm, and then take the rest of the day off.

After 5 pm today I plan on sitting down and listening to:

John Zorn- Astronome
Edgard Varese- Various pieces
Mahler- Symphony No. 8 'Symphony Of A Thousand'

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Converting and burning some movie files that I have. Eating, sleeping.


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feetlightup wrote:
Going to a hockey game tomorrow.


who's playing?

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king wrote:
Use your ears mate. Its a much more rewarding method.


Yeah! Did so. It worked out well! Thanks!
(Well, it got a bit ugly on the side;)

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i went to a football game (we won) and missed a chance to go out with a nice hot filly (hope i aint lost out).


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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Painting the new wallpaper in the guest loo.


You should have got a plasterer in Fritz, to give your walls a thin coat of plaster. It would save you all the trouble in the future. All you have to do is paint it a different colour next time. :wink:


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i went to a football game (we won) and missed a chance to go out with a nice hot filly (hope i aint lost out).


What game did you go to?


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Fido3 wrote:
My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:
Painting the new wallpaper in the guest loo.


You should have got a plasterer in Fritz, to give your walls a thin coat of plaster. It would save you all the trouble in the future. All you have to do is paint it a different colour next time. :wink:


Yeah, got this stuff already in the living room. For the guest loo I used a woodchip wallpaper, that I can paint a few times till it will fall down off the wall. I'm sure my wife is figuring right now what colour comes next. :P

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My_Name_Is_Fritz wrote:

I'm sure my wife is figuring right now what colour comes next. :P


They're good at that man. Our hall had been three different colours by the time she was happy with it. Sheesh! :roll:


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Fido3 wrote:
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I'm sure my wife is figuring right now what colour comes next. :P


They're good at that man. Our hall had been three different colours by the time she was happy with it. Sheesh! :roll:


I could laugh if it weren't so true. :P Must be a genetic fault. :D

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Apparently, it's just going to get hotter this weekend and culminate in a thunder storm (!?!?!?) so I'm just going to study my math textbook. I figure If I learn this shit now I won't have to try nearly as hard during the actual school year.


The irony is that I never did this and am now failing math.


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Fido3 wrote:
timm0 wrote:
i went to a football game (we won) and missed a chance to go out with a nice hot filly (hope i aint lost out).


What game did you go to?


The Wells Whalers, wot eh?


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Bristol City v Northampton Town!

1-0 win, should have been much more though. we're 3rd, but if we win our game in hand on wednesday we're in the automatic promotion places, weeee. 8)

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I just had the most boring weekend known to man. Friday, I painted the bathroom (a rather marvellous aubergine colour...) sanded the window frames, waxed them, did some shopping (food shopping, all rather boring), fell asleep on the couch saturday night, went to bed and read my book for a bit, fell asleep again, was woken around 4am by silly loutish oafs stumbling home past my house after a night on the pop (I always have the window open), fell asleep again, woke up early on sunday, went to the shops in the lovely rain and bought the papers, read them, burnt my breakfast, watched loads of Top Gear re-runs on TV, fell asleep, now Im at the PC reading the forum. I might actually do something useful in a minute and finish some of my paintings so I can try and sell them. God Im such a lazy whorebag. 8)

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king wrote:
This weekend I have an IB Math Portfolio and an English Individual Oral Presentation to work on, in addition to the rest of my homework. I hope to work Saturday and Sunday up until 5pm, and then take the rest of the day off.

After 5 pm today I plan on sitting down and listening to:

John Zorn- Astronome
Edgard Varese- Various pieces
Mahler- Symphony No. 8 'Symphony Of A Thousand'


My plan failed. :/

Did most of my IB Math portfolio, printed out some shit for my IOP, hardly listened to any music.

I did get a walk in today though. Just down my road, through the trees, until I reached route 206... Then walked back.

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