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April 10th, 2024 at 2:23:35 PM permalink
What is with Ibiza and these top heavy Instagram influencers?
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April 10th, 2024 at 4:01:54 PM permalink
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So who's going to visit Antarctica for the annular eclipse in Feb 2026?

And Greenland/Iceland/Spain for the total eclipse in Aug 2026? (Note: It's short at between 1 to 2 min)
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Iíll be in for Iceland.
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April 10th, 2024 at 6:54:38 PM permalink
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So who's going to visit Antarctica for the annular eclipse in Feb 2026?

And Greenland/Iceland/Spain for the total eclipse in Aug 2026? (Note: It's short at between 1 to 2 min)
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Iíll be in for Iceland.
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2045 is totality over Florida if we are still alive. I will pay you the coffee's that I owe you then.
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April 11th, 2024 at 5:12:01 AM permalink
I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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April 11th, 2024 at 5:59:29 AM permalink
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I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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I think I would have gone to Kerville or nearby there.. Dallas has so much city light. (I've been to Kerville and Dallas, and several other Texas places). Your picture looks fine though.

(well, streetlights, unless they stayed off during the eclipse)
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April 11th, 2024 at 7:37:57 AM permalink
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I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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I read it
Good report
Surprised you didn't check out Dealy Plaza
But then you are a few years younger then me
I remember the Kennedy funeral, one of my earliest memories so at your age, Kennedy probably isn't as meaningful
When I visited Dallas, went straight to Dealy
I was very impressed by the museum in the infamous book depository building
There isn't much in Dallas
Also checked out Chihuly at the Dallas art museum
I'm a huge Chihuly fan and always visit his displays all over the country
He decorated the Bellagio lobby ceiling
Overall I found Fort Worth more interesting then Dallas
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April 11th, 2024 at 9:45:32 AM permalink
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I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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"Airbnb reservations being cancelled on me TWICE. However, everything turned out well despite that."

Didn't know it was twice.
Your friend didn't need the 4th Super8 room?
Glad he didn't cancel the room since you were cancelled so close to the event
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April 11th, 2024 at 9:48:49 AM permalink
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Quote: Wizard

I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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Airbnb reservations being cancelled on me TWICE. However, everything turned out well despite that.

Didn't know it was twice.
How did housing turn out well?
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I think Mrs Wizard deserves better then a super Eight
Those are the places I stayed when following the Grateful Dead
I try to do a bit better these days
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April 11th, 2024 at 10:25:19 AM permalink
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I think Mrs Wizard deserves better then a super Eight



Is the Super 8 33% better than Motel 6 or only 25%?
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April 11th, 2024 at 2:28:37 PM permalink
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I just made it back from Texas. You can read all about my eclipse experience in my April 11, 2024 newsletter. Sorry I didn't post from Texas, but I changed my WoV password and couldn't remember it.
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WoO 02/29/2024 excerpt:

"To Airbnb that turns a blind eye to this problem, I also have a message. I hope to help make people at decision-making levels aware of this problem. I donít think that they are, as evidenced by the flaccid 10% penalty. The penalty should be that the host should be held responsible to make things right. In situations like mine, the host should pay the difference between what the guest originally paid and what it costs on the open market to get something similar. If the host refuses, then he should be removed as a host and Airbnb itself paying the cost".

AGREED 100 percent.
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April 11th, 2024 at 2:43:56 PM permalink
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I read it
Good report
Surprised you didn't check out Dealy Plaza
But then you are a few years younger then me
I remember the Kennedy funeral, one of my earliest memories so at your age, Kennedy probably isn't as meaningful
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Thank you! I spent a lot of time in Dealy Plaza. I plan to write a future newsletter about it. Either next week or the week after.
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April 11th, 2024 at 2:45:00 PM permalink
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Your friend didn't need the 4th Super8 room?
Glad he didn't cancel the room since you were cancelled so close to the event
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April 11th, 2024 at 2:47:52 PM permalink
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I think Mrs Wizard deserves better then a super Eight
Those are the places I stayed when following the Grateful Dead
I try to do a bit better these days
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She would agree with you. As I tried to explain in the newsletter, Super 8 took reservations MORE than a year in advance. I thought rooms would sell out within minutes on 4/8/23, so didn't want to take any chances. In fact, I think I wrote about that early in this thread.

I didn't lose as many husbanding points as I thought I would making her stay in a Super 8. In our younger and less financially endowed days we stayed at them often, so it was a little nostalgic.
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April 11th, 2024 at 2:51:05 PM permalink
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Is the Super 8 33% better than Motel 6 or only 25%?
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Clever. I would indeed say it's about 33.3% better than Motel 6. Or Motel 6 is 25% worse. However you want to look at it.
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April 11th, 2024 at 4:36:02 PM permalink
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Is the Super 8 33% better than Motel 6 or only 25%?
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Clever. I would indeed say it's about 33.3% better than Motel 6. Or Motel 6 is 25% worse. However you want to look at it.
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I thought the 6 and the 8 paid out the same?
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April 11th, 2024 at 6:13:57 PM permalink
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Is the Super 8 33% better than Motel 6 or only 25%?
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Clever. I would indeed say it's about 33.3% better than Motel 6. Or Motel 6 is 25% worse. However you want to look at it.
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I thought the 6 and the 8 paid out the same?
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OK, that one made my brain cringe. Kudos!
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April 12th, 2024 at 5:02:22 AM permalink
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Is the Super 8 33% better than Motel 6 or only 25%?
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Clever. I would indeed say it's about 33.3% better than Motel 6. Or Motel 6 is 25% worse. However you want to look at it.
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I thought the 6 and the 8 paid out the same?
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OK, that one made my brain cringe. Kudos!
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I got that joke immediately *AND* laughed.
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April 18th, 2024 at 5:56:07 AM permalink
I was wondering why didnt people drive along the path of totality to view the shadow from texas to vermont?

Answer: They can't. A car is too slow.

heck, The Concord supersonic jet tried in 1973 at Mach 2 but couldn't keep up:
https://www.space.com/how-concorde-broke-record-for-longest-total-solar-eclipse-in-history

Flying at 55,000 feet (17,000 meters), the world's fastest supersonic jet extended the duration of totality from a maximum of 7 minutes, 4 seconds on the ground to a stunning 74 minutes.

The path of totality that day was about 156 miles (251 kilometers) wide where Concorde intercepted it, with the moon's shadow moving at about 1,500 mph (2,400 km/h).
Concorde flew at 1,350 mph (2,200 km/h) ó Mach 2 ó along the path of totality in the same direction as the moon's shadow, thereby keeping up with it as long as possible.
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April 18th, 2024 at 7:11:19 AM permalink
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I was wondering why didnt people drive along the path of totality to view the shadow from texas to vermont?

Answer: They can't. A car is too slow.

heck, The Concord supersonic jet tried in 1973 at Mach 2 but couldn't keep up:
https://www.space.com/how-concorde-broke-record-for-longest-total-solar-eclipse-in-history

Flying at 55,000 feet (17,000 meters), the world's fastest supersonic jet extended the duration of totality from a maximum of 7 minutes, 4 seconds on the ground to a stunning 74 minutes.

The path of totality that day was about 156 miles (251 kilometers) wide where Concorde intercepted it, with the moon's shadow moving at about 1,500 mph (2,400 km/h).
Concorde flew at 1,350 mph (2,200 km/h) ó Mach 2 ó along the path of totality in the same direction as the moon's shadow, thereby keeping up with it as long as possible.
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Yes, and low earth orbit satellites are too fast to stay in the umbra at 17,500 mph. They would quickly overtake the suns shadow. It would be possible to position a satellite in a high earth orbit so its velocity closely matches that of the moon's shadow. One set of orbits put the satellite just inside the moon's orbit. The moon would block all of the corona. The other set of possible orbits would be circling the earth in the opposite direction placing the satellite on the far side of the earth as the moon passes between the earth and sun. This satellite would only experience an annular eclipse with the moon half the apparent size of the sun.

There are two points in the moon's orbit where a counter-rotating satellite would be at the about the right distance and would stay in the moon's shadow for an extended period of time. I don't know if this idea has been considered and rejected by scientists. The moon would be moving toward the satellite at a relative speed of 4600 mph, so it would not be at the right distance to do corona studies for very long.
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