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 COMMENT 601618 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 08:44 PM

I remember one of the last times I drove to Mexico. I had been driving down by myself for years, maybe a hundred trips. No problems, but a bit nervous before I got to the 405. Never did like LA traffic. So, my husband said we would be taking two vehicles, but had to stay together. Not my idea of safe driving. So he bought two walkie talkies and showed me how they worked. Mmm , hated that. Stupid calls, getting in the right lane, now the left, follow me. My idea was to have set locations to rejoin, if we got separated. And then the over and out bit. Ugh. Never again. I will drive my vehicle myself and be safer.

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 SILVERSURFER helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 07:54 PM

I recently saw a sheriff's deputy driving around Trader Joe's parking lot with a cell phone stuck to his head; then he parked in front of the ramp blocking handicap access. An old woman was very upset and we both looked on as he walked around talking to whoever on the phone totally oblivious. This is not going unnoticed.

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 COMMENT 601609 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 07:38 PM

Its not so much that teenagers are more guilty than other age groups - teens (especially "boy racers" on testosterone) are lousy drivers at the best of times. When they engage that cellphone, the limited skills and traffic awareness/sense they have acquired in their short driving experience summarily go out the window.

Regardless of age.... everyone turns into a potential dangerous driver when texting/phoning/multitasking. Turn that damned cellphone off - its really not tat difficult to locate the power switch.

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 COMMENT 601590 helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 06:04 PM

"Ignore the facts at mankind's peril"

Deal!

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 COMMENT 601589P helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 06:00 PM

Terrific "action" shots. Love them.

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 COMMENT 601582 helpful negative off topic

Lunar Eclipse and ISS

2015-03-31 05:32 PM

Thank you!

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 COMMENT 601575 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 05:01 PM

There's a new technology called a self-contained police stingray, which is about the size of a suitcase. The CHP sets it up at a good location, say the 154 at the overview just past the suicide bridge.The stingray appears to be a strong cell site, so your phone quickly flips service to it and registers. Now the device has your cellphone number, so it rings it. Do you answer? If so, you're busted by the spotter (and in the future, drone) that just saw you raise your phone to your ear.

Well, a man can dream nightmares not far from the truth....

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 COMMENT 601574 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 04:59 PM

Op here again for 570. I had to go look at it. Yes it is. Pleased that you pass them on!

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 COMMENT 601570P helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 04:47 PM

OP - I love your heron pictures and forward them on to a bird-loving friend. That's quite a lens you have on the Canon PowerShot! Is it the Canon SX50-HS?

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 COMMENT 601563P helpful negative off topic

Acrobatic Pigeons

2015-03-31 04:35 PM

They are beautiful!

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 COMMENT 601545 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 03:35 PM

OP here, thanks 532. I'm really happy that so many people are enjoying this little series. For those who are interested I use a 3 year old Canon Power Shot camera set on 'auto' all the time and edited in iPhoto. I'm not a technician at all, just an amateur guy with a camera. I think I know why I have ghosting and will endeavor to correct it. As for light room, I tried to download it once but failed...

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 COMMENT 601542P helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 03:23 PM

Deniers are just ignorant shills, directly or via political affiliation/manipulation, for the oil and coal business. Ignore the facts at mankind's peril.

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 COMMENT 601532 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 02:53 PM

The series of pictures of this little family are amazing. How many people have been lucky enough to watch a heron family hatch babies and see them grow. To me, the subject and quality are perfect! Please continue to post In the future, and thanks for taking your time and energy to share.

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 COMMENT 601529P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 02:47 PM

I have seen more people of ALL ages driving while holding their cell phones up to their ear while driving in the past three months than all of 2014!

It's gotten epidemic & will continue until the police really crack down HARD. Will they though? Hmmm

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 COMMENT 601518 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 02:18 PM

Ghosting is lens flare and LR is lightroom.

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 COMMENT 601514P helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 02:09 PM

Actually, my math was incorrect - I divided by 400 instead of 280, which I should have done if I was calculating an increase above 280. The increase is actually 42%.

So look at this scale

0 ppm CO2 = cold dead planet
280 ppm CO2 = livable planet
400 ppm CO2 = getting a lot hotter
560 ppm CO2 = probably hades

That is by the numbers. Not some hysterical, wild guessing, "oh, it's so small, how can it possibly make a difference?" logic with no basis for being correct.

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 COMMENT 601508P helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 02:01 PM

Yes, "gazillions" of cubic miles of biomass can have an effect on the climate, or a few hundred cubic miles of CO2 and SO2 and other debris from 1 or 2 minor volcanic eruptions, or a few "gazillion" nuclear explosions too many flaring from the sun....BUT NOT a millionth of one percent of the biosphere (man).

280 ppm is very small, but it is enough to make the difference between a livable planet and a dead planet (0 ppm CO2). And a 30% increase via humans is not insignificant.

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 COMMENT 601500 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 01:49 PM

@437. Yup you got it. Most cars only have one cop in them. Why? One idea I had was that they added all that gear so one cop could run the whole show car wise. I guess it doesn't work like Adam-12 anymore.

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 COMMENT 601490 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 01:29 PM

correct me if i'm wrong, but I think that ghosting is the little bit of a lighter coloured halo around the darker shapes. and does LR stand for Long Range?

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 COMMENT 601484 helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 01:18 PM

416P What is ghosting and what is LR?

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 COMMENT 601476 helpful negative off topic

What's This Plant?

2015-03-31 12:56 PM

Amaranthus Caudatus Red Sementes Flor Para Mudas

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 COMMENT 601469P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 12:43 PM

447 - exactly, I was just trying to make a point about the overall invasive nature of checkpoints and their unproven success rate.

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 COMMENT 601449 helpful negative off topic

Acrobatic Pigeons

2015-03-31 11:58 AM

Non-birdwatchers might confuse the native Band-tailed Pigeon with the non-native Eurasian Collared Dove, which has become an abundant species in our 'burbs.

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 COMMENT 601447 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 11:53 AM

424P - The police need a warrant or probable cause to touch your personal property or search your vehicle. I don't see how an officer could gain access to your phone without one of those at a checkpoint. Also, DUI checkpoints only became "legal" after a much disputed Supreme Court case was upheld. Most likely a similar event would be required to do random phone checks.

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 COMMENT 601437P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 11:24 AM

435 - Don't their partners in the passenger seats do all the "computer work"? If not, they should.

Come to think about it, I hardly ever see 2 cops in a car anymore. Why? Do we have enough $$ lying around to give each his/her own cruiser?

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 COMMENT 601436P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 11:23 AM

424P. I love that idea of yours. And I predict it will be rebutted with loads of "Nanny State" type commentary.

Also: It's good that presentations will be made. I picture entire audiences seated, with necks craned, heads bent over their cell phones as everyone checks his/her texts, emails, Fbook, Instagrams, Vines . . .

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 COMMENT 601435 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 11:20 AM

Isn't it interesting that the police, who basically invented multitasking while driving, and have set up modern patrol cars to specifically distract the driver with a laptop and two way radio are telling us mere mortals things like "No text, call, or social media update is worth a crash," and "With an average of less than a second to react to an urgent situation, drivers need to have all their attention on the roadway."

Hypocrisy at its finest! (And I don't want to here any guff about how it's okay for the cops to multitask behind the wheel, they don't have any superhuman abilities and should be focused on driving their cars just like everyone else.)

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 COMMENT 601433 helpful negative off topic

Dealing With Termites

2015-03-31 11:15 AM

If you have unpainted wood that is out of the weather, Tim-bor (borate based) is a great way to treat the wood. Non-toxic to mammals. Knocked out the infestation in my garage and has kept the termites away for the past decade.

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 COMMENT 601424P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 10:46 AM

They should have checkpoints for this and check each person's phone for the time of their last text or other activity after they ask the driver where their last stop was. This way, the officer stopping the car in the checkpoint can make a determination based on time as to whether the driver had been playing with their phone whilst driving.

Anything to save lives, isn't that what you all say about DUI checkpoints? Right?

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 COMMENT 601423 helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 10:45 AM

Sooo...never before in history has there been more CO2 in the atmosphere than right now? Less CO2?

Yes, "gazillions" of cubic miles of biomass can have an effect on the climate, or a few hundred cubic miles of CO2 and SO2 and other debris from 1 or 2 minor volcanic eruptions, or a few "gazillion" nuclear explosions too many flaring from the sun....BUT NOT a millionth of one percent of the biosphere (man).

And I'll make you a deal, I'll stop using carbon as soon as you do! :)

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 COMMENT 601416P helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 10:12 AM

Top pic is a great capture.

But that's an awful lot of ghosting.... old version of LR?

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 COMMENT 601414 helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 10:10 AM

AAA has recently put out a video regarding this topic. Truly, all it takes is a couple of seconds.....

https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=cs0iwz3NEC0&feature=youtu. be

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 FLICKA helpful negative off topic

Feeding of the Herons

2015-03-31 09:40 AM

This is fun watching the babies grow. Thank you so much for keeping us informed of their progress.

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 COMMENT 601408P helpful negative off topic

April is Distracted Driving Awarene...

2015-03-31 09:40 AM

It's just NOT teenagers who drive distracted, i.e. on their cell phones, I see plenty of 'adults' doing it too. I give them a wide berth.

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 COMMENT 601401P helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 09:29 AM

One last thing - if you want to see what just a small depletion of O2 does, go live on the highest mountain for a year, and see how much human advancement is accomplished.

As for temperature, go live in the hottest desert for a year, and see how much human advancement can be accomplished.

At school, I was taught that there is a narrow range of temperatures in which many organisms, including man, can survive.

Don't worry about pushing the 10,000 year average out of those limits - be happy.

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 COMMENT 601390P helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 08:55 AM

Don't knock the 10,000 years - that is when mankind was settled enough to make their biggest advances. And you are aware that man was not around for the 4.5 billion years of the planet. 400 generations of people lived in stability. We are 400 generations away from hunter-gatherers - we have come along way in those 10,000 years. Yep, so those 10,000 years are extremely significant wrt the history of mankind.

Mankind will not attempt to change the weather. But he ought to do something about not adding too much more CO2 to the atmosphere, because he may end up killing the organisms that put enough oxygen into the air to allow him and other mammals to breathe - and hence live.

"Today phytoplankton and terrestrial green plants maintain a steady balance in the amount of the Earth's atmospheric oxygen, which comprises about 20 percent of the mix of gasses, according to Frouin." Kill those organisms and we kill ourselves.

I find it amusing when people claim "mankind is not powerful enough to change the climate", when mankind's existence depends on gazillions of organisms putting O2 into the atmosphere to allow mankind to live - i.e. those organisms are powerful enough to change the composition of the atmosphere.

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 COMMENT 601388 helpful negative off topic

Acrobatic Pigeons

2015-03-31 08:52 AM

Great photos. Interesting positions. Subtle and beautiful coloring on these creatures. Nature is marvelous!

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 CORKY helpful negative off topic

Acrobatic Pigeons

2015-03-31 08:49 AM

Great shots!

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 COMMENT 601376 helpful negative off topic

Sea Change

2015-03-31 07:59 AM

Wowie! A whole 10,000 years! Gee Willikers! Thats like a whole tenth of a second on the geo clock! Yep must be man!


So what do any of you climate change scientist geniuses suggest we do to change the weather?

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 COMMENT 601375 helpful negative off topic

Dealing With Termites

2015-03-31 07:37 AM

kill 'em all.......of course

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