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 Post subject: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:11 am 
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I'm still fairly new to Starstuff
When I first arrived, this site was hotter than
a brown dwarf The debate and issues covered
were varied and controversial, with plenty of input
from most of the regulars. I must admit that I refrained
to input on many if not all of the discussions simply because
the subject matter was beyond my knowledge base or I didn't
understand what hell was going on,, in either case I enjoyed the reading
and whatever enlightenment I was taking in. This Starstuff experience has been
enjoyable and offered (still does) an openness and generally unconstrained medium that
satisfies my need to associate with people who enjoy the science of the cosmos and the fascination
of telescopes and the starry skies....But as of late, I have seen the participation
drop to a level that makes me think there just isn't that much
for you folks to cogitate about, and i know this isn't so. It forces me to post more
often ,what usually amounts to space junk...but I don't give a shit about that,
it does concern me that I don't get to enjoy the threads you people
were covering when I first arrived. . .this evolution of participation
(probably normal), is still got me wondering what the hell
is taken place. .? So now that I am throughly
addicted to the Starstuff experience
I must endure these
withdraws.






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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff our BUST
PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:46 am 
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I've noticed that the level of participation comes in waves, depending on the news stories and of course how busy the members are. I know that lately, a couple of the regulars have been really busy with work etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:57 am 
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Gene, thanks for the kind words regarding the site. I wish we could manage more interest here. I think the current group has much to offer for discussion's sake. And if any new members could be half as enthusiastic as you I'd be elated to share the bandwidth.

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:16 am 
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Not Sure wrote:
I'm still fairly new to Starstuff
When I first arrived, this site was hotter than
a brown dwarf The debate and issues covered
were varied and controversial, with plenty of input
from most of the regulars. I must admit that I refrained
to input on many if not all of the discussions simply because
the subject matter was beyond my knowledge base or I didn't
understand what hell was going on,, in either case I enjoyed the reading
and whatever enlightenment I was taking in. This Starstuff experience has been
enjoyable and offered (still does) an openness and generally unconstrained medium that
satisfies my need to associate with people who enjoy the science of the cosmos and the fascination
of telescopes and the starry skies....But as of late, I have seen the participation
drop to a level that makes me think there just isn't that much
for you folks to cogitate about, and i know this isn't so. It forces me to post more
often ,what usually amounts to space junk...but I don't give a shit about that,
it does concern me that I don't get to enjoy the threads you people
were covering when I first arrived. . .this evolution of participation
(probably normal), is still got me wondering what the hell
is taken place. .? So now that I am throughly
addicted to the Starstuff experience
I must endure these
withdraws.






:violin2:



Hi Gene,

With my work, from January through April is extremely busy for me, with 6 or 7 day work-weeks and 75-85 hours/week. Unfortunately that leaves me very little time to banter here during the first 4 months of the year. The activity comes in waves for several of the regulars. Heck, I've only had a telescope out twice, for a total of about 3 hours since the end of last year. I'm having withdrawals! :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 8:53 am 
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Erik wrote:
I still enjoy discussing those things. I think getting people like Kerry and Jason involved in such discussions make it more interesting. Otherwise, it's Darrell and I agreeing on much of the politics and Mike vehemently disagreeing. Middle ground makes it more interesting.

I'd like to see a few middle-of-the-road politicos join the forum. Otherwise, it's Darrell and Mike yelling at each other and someone else trying to get between them- which, politically, isn't difficult. :lol:


Thanks for the kind words Erik. In addition to being busy, I suppose I'm in a rather big funk with the entire political process right now. I'm pretty much fed up (or is that "Fed" up :lol: ) with all of the pols on both sides, and that goes right down to state and local politics as well. I think every last one of them is full of Shite, and it seems we keep debating on issues we have very little chance of changing in the first place, within a system we have little chance of cleaning-up because it has become so entrenched with aristocracy (both reps & dems). Heck I even question if my vote means squat anymore.

Having said that I'll work my way back into the fray, but I must say it would be far more interesting, not to mention productive, to be sitting at the Kona Brewing Co. with pitcher of their fine hand-crafted ales discussing all these things face-to-face! :food-smiley-004:

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:53 pm 
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That's for sure. Now that my observatory is finished, you'll have to get out here soon. Summer sky is almost here! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 7:42 am 
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Sounds great & thanks for the invite to observe! We have not had much time to plan for a big vacation for this year, but we're going to try and work it in nevertheless. There are several destinations we are debating and Hawaii is on the list, so I'll keep you posted!

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Oh, yeah. The Stifmeister's coming back to Grand Harbor. Deck the halls. Bye-bye, Great Falls. Wipe my a$$ and lick my ba!!s It's Stifler time, baby. Whoo-hoo-hoo. Whoo-hoo-hoo. ~Steve Stifler-American Pie 2 :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:05 pm 
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Kerry, it's nice to see you posting. Do me a favor, look at your sky clock. Now, when the sun goes down, get your butt outside with a pair of small binoculars for 5 minutes, you pansyass crybaby. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:07 pm 
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Then you'll have 3 hours and 5 minutes of observing time this year.

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 4:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:17 pm 
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Wish I could but we have 30mph gusts right now. Won't be worth a tinker's damn for observing........:bawling: Seeing has gone into the imaginary numbers tonight! :ugeek:

This pansyass is going to have a drink instead! :toilet+dog:

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Oh, yeah. The Stifmeister's coming back to Grand Harbor. Deck the halls. Bye-bye, Great Falls. Wipe my a$$ and lick my ba!!s It's Stifler time, baby. Whoo-hoo-hoo. Whoo-hoo-hoo. ~Steve Stifler-American Pie 2 :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:40 pm 
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Drink enough and you should see plenty of stars...

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:02 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
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I got out and did a Messier Marathon at the beginning of the month - 104 objects. What's you pantywaists' excuses?

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 Post subject: Re: Starstuff or BUST
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:10 pm 
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I barely made it home. Coming up the mountain, the mist and fog was so thick that I couldn't see the line on the road. Then when I finally turned on my street (where there is no line in the middle of the road), I literally had to stick my head out the window to see the edge of the street to make sure I didn't drive off into the lava. I've never seen such poor visibility here. Obviously, I won't be observing tonight! Though, knowing the weather pattern here, it will be clear in an hour.

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