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Re: Magic Eye Tube?
zeeglen   9/10/2014 7:10:53 PM
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@mhrackin I actually used one in a circuit back in the '50s; possibly entombed in my basement still!  ...  Think 6E5.

Just a few days ago after watching Star Wars Episode IV for the umpteenth time I suddenly realized that one of the props was a highly-magnified magic eye tube of the 6E5 type, poised to resemble a radar screen.

I won't spoil it just yet, so if you have the DVD can you spot it? First to report back gets an attoperson award, which is equivalent to 1000e-6 persons.

Hint so you won't have to watch the whole thing:  It is somewhere on Uncle Owen's Farm.

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Re: tick-tock sound
mhrackin   9/4/2014 4:10:44 PM
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I know what you mean.  I sometimes use it to translate into German just to give my Teutonic friends a good chuckle!  It realy doesn't do well with idioms in either direction.  But for short simple things like your 3-word motto it'll be close

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 4:04:55 PM
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@mhrackin: That is precisely why Google Translate was invented!

I've seen two many things translated into ?English? from other languages to trust this for my family motto

 

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Re: tick-tock sound
mhrackin   9/4/2014 4:01:46 PM
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That is precisely why Google Translate was invented! 

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   9/4/2014 3:57:40 PM
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@mhrackin: The philosophy of churrascaria is no concept of too much.

The Latin version of "Everything to Excess" would be my family motto ... if only I knew Latin

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Re: Huntsville
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2014 1:03:07 PM
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@anon: I had a table in Huntsville.  Pity I didn't recognize you in person or you didn't introduce yourself.

I'll be there next year -- there were a few folks in Hawaiian shirts -- I was the one in the AWESOME Hawaiian shirt LOL

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Re: Sorry to have missed it
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2014 1:01:30 PM
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@EB2: If you are going to spend only one day, check their web site first so you don't miss something.

That's the beauty of putting Antedeluvian in charge of planning this sort of thing -- he will have everything organized 110%

 

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Re: tick-tock sound
Max The Magnificent   8/29/2014 1:00:02 PM
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@mhrackin: Green means feed me, red means no more (for now; you can flip back to green anytime.

It was an AMAZING meal -- one that will live on in my memory until I shrug off this mortal coil...

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anon3887601   8/27/2014 1:22:22 AM
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Max

I had a table in Huntsville.  Pity I didn't recognize you in person or you didn't introduce yourself.

I would have been easy to find, I guarantee I was the only VE3 callsign there.

Cheers, Wayne

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Re: Sorry to have missed it
EB2   8/26/2014 12:22:42 PM
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I spent a day and a half at the National Museum of the USAF, then went back and spent another two days. If you are going to spend only one day, check their web site first so you don't miss something. Although if you make Dayton an annual event, you can go back to the museum each year also. When I was there, they had just received the Hexagon KH-9 spy satellite, so there is always something arriving.

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