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1 minute ago, Jeb1969 said:

( Usually I loathe ads because I just want to go straight to the video),

UBlock Origin gets rid of YouTube ads.

I legitimately didn't even realize YouTube had ads before their videos until recently.

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9 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

 

I legitimately didn't even realize YouTube had ads before their videos until recently.

Exactly, YouTube is becoming more and more of a headache for those who just want to relax. 

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Since 2015 Google's motto is "Do the right thing", not "Don't be evil" anymore.

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So school started up a couple weeks ago, and my class schedule follows:

- Band (1st). Alright, ready to get back into the music. Smaller band than last year, probably gonna go bad. [Every Day]

- Physics (College) (2nd)*. Woo, Physics /s. Hope it's not as boring as last year.. [Mon/Wed/Fri]

- Study Hall (3rd). Hey, that's handy. [Mon/Wed/Fri. Has been changed out to some college class but I get it next semester so yay]

- Spanish (College) (4th). No habla? [Mon/Wed/Fri]

- Pre-Cal (College) (5th). Hey, advanced Geometry! Easiest. Class. Ever. [Tue/Thu/Fri]

- Drones (6th). Got my FAA license last year, this is gonna be a piece of cake! Time to have 1 1/2 hours of chill period. [Tue/Thu/Fri]

- English (College) (7th). Really love having the teacher in class, English isn't that bad, pretty cool. [Tue/Thu/Fri]

- AVID (8th). Aw yeah, I get to have the best teacher I the school! Oh, and AVID organization stuff too I guess.. [Every Day]

- Athletics (9th). Plan: Run Cross Country, be a manager for Basketball, lift as little weights as possible, run Track, hopefully go to State. [Every Day + ~6:00 AM every morning]

 

*- So I put an asterisk by Physics because there's some news. Turns out, the class isn't Physics. It's ASTRONOMY! We've got a college class to learn about the universe, and, according to our teacher, we're going to get to do some labs at night! We're going to see Jupiter and Saturn, as well as the Moon. If we get the chance, we're even going to see the sun! (With a filter on the telescope obviously.) This semester is looking pretty good

UPDATE: Turns out that later this year, we're also going to go to a nearby missile silo to see an Atlas Rocket! Physics is probably going to rival Drones for favorite class this year for sure.

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So yesterday I think I saw 16 Psyche, according to Space Engine. Today I downloaded some planetary data in Stellarium, and now Stellarium disagrees slightly with SE on where Psyche is. Tonight I'm going to find the spot I think I saw Psyche in yesterday, the spot SE thinks it's in, and the spot Stellarium thinks it's in, and I'll see what I can see. If there's nothing where I saw an object yesterday, I know it was the asteroid, and I should be able to find it again in a different spot.

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5 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

So, if it is still there, does that mean you were... psyched out?

No, it means I was HIP 103059ed out.

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Huey landed near my house, and headed up to check on someone who had some issue up the hill. Landed, took off, came back and landed again, took off, repeat, left after the third flight.

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3 minutes ago, tater said:

Huey landed near my house, and headed up to check on someone who had some issue up the hill. Landed, took off, came back and landed again, took off, repeat, left after the third flight.

Probably lost. That tricky left turn at Albuquerque... -_-

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Maybe dropped something, Was looking for, then decided to buy a new one.

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18 hours ago, kerbiloid said:

Maybe dropped something, Was looking for, then decided to buy a new one.

Yeah, and it was their favorite hat too...

 

As for myself, we got to spend a pile of money outfitting our boys for ice hockey. At least it was the  annual "Hockeypalooza" sale at Source for Sports. But still, over $1G later... Hopefully the JumpStart program (thank you, Canadian Tire!) will cover some of that. 

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1 hour ago, StrandedonEarth said:

$1G later

One GIGADOLLAR?

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10 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

One GIGADOLLAR?

I thought the same.

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Posted (edited)
24 minutes ago, Geonovast said:

One GIGADOLLAR?

LOL :lol:! I'm old-school, so I was thinking G's, as in grand, which was the old shorthand for a thousand...

I would think one gigadollar would be written 1 G$?

One gigadollar would be...

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Edited by StrandedonEarth
added image...

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1 minute ago, StrandedonEarth said:

I would think one gigadollar would be written 1 G$?

I don't think so.  The $ is always first, even though we say it after the number.

I believe this is the correct way:

NippyRegularIcelandicsheepdog-size_restr

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8 minutes ago, CatastrophicFailure said:

Personally, I’d be more impressed with 1.21 gigadollars... -_-

...might’ve seen some serious... stuff...

Get it right, it’s one point twenty-one jiggabucks! :cool:

Edited by StrandedonEarth

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51 minutes ago, StrandedonEarth said:

Get it right, it’s one point twenty-one jiggabucks! :cool:

I... :wacko:

man, I am really off my game lately... :unsure:

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I saw Jack Schmitt (Apollo 17) at the grocery store yesterday getting into his pickup.

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Just now, tater said:

I saw Jack Schmitt (Apollo 17) at the grocery store yesterday getting into his pickup.

Nice! Did you talk to him at all?

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1 minute ago, Ultimate Steve said:

Nice! Did you talk to him at all?

If I had run into him on foot, I would have, but I was driving out of the parking lot, and realized it was him as I drove past.

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1 hour ago, tater said:

I saw Jack Schmitt (Apollo 17) at the grocery store yesterday getting into his pickup.

What was he driving?

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I nearly became very mortified, and caused a lot of inconvenience for people today, does that count?

 

So, I've been sick for a few days (today, I'm mostly just kinda lightheaded and tired), and I went out to do some errands with my mom to get out of the house. We go to the hardware stare, and she tells me to grab the large carts (the big metal ones that you use for heavy, bulky stuff), and I see one right out the door, which is great! What's not great, is that I wasn't paying attention to the fact that the door had an emergency alarm on it. :blush: I just had my eyes for that cart. Luckily, I was too tired to really open it quickly, and my mom realized what I was about to do, and stopped me before I could push it open. So I went around instead.

Good day otherwise though

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Today I learned more about electricity than in 5 years of nearly continuous coverage in school...
...in two hours.

I went into this entire thing, embarrassingly not even knowing what the volt represents!

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