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    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Wishing a very happy - and relaxing Thanksgiving to all who celebrate this year!

    Looking forward to some time home again with family myself, and if the stars align, I may go show up on Fezz's...
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    Yeah, ABB is going to be literally WEEKS faster...

    Yeah, ABB is going to be literally WEEKS faster to ship than ANY vendor direct options we've tried. Cost is minimally different, and we always have revenue orders each day, in addition to...
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    They're utterly AWFUL. So are Davis, Spectera,...

    They're utterly AWFUL. So are Davis, Spectera, and the rest in their class of bottom feeders.

    Can you offer an "in-house" option that would sit near their co-pay price point - using a selection...
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    Indeed! His "The Demon Haunted World" remains...

    Indeed! His "The Demon Haunted World" remains one of my favorite literary works of all time!
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    Happy Carl Sagan Day!

    One of my absolute favorite quotes ever written. Miss ya Carl. You were such an incredible luminary!

    “Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love,...
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    Seriously cool stuff!

    Seriously cool stuff!
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    I think I'm pickin up what you're layin down here...

    I think I'm pickin up what you're layin down here Doc. Perhaps summed up nicely in some favorite quotes:

    “The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the Cosmos to know...
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    My Folks used to live in Windsor Locks, just...

    My Folks used to live in Windsor Locks, just north of there. Beautiful area! I think you'll love it there Steve - but about as different from AZ as you can get (in terms of both weather and...
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    Not sure I follow here - I think it can get...

    Not sure I follow here - I think it can get pretty sketchy, quickly, to allow human centered thought processes/positioning into our understanding of the universe. It's very easy to think of...
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    I still believe the Earth - Moon system is...

    I still believe the Earth - Moon system is catagorically not considered a double planetary system due to the location of the orbital barycenter. That's the astronomically accepted defining...
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    "This is the way." ...Of *every* managed care...

    "This is the way."

    ...Of *every* managed care and insurance company on the planet.
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    Firstly: I've not heard the Earth-Moon system...

    Firstly: I've not heard the Earth-Moon system referred to as a "double planetary" system before. My understanding is that because the orbital barycenter of the Earth-Moon system lies inside the body...
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    Summer Moon

    A quick side-of-the-road snap from late summer. Saw the color pop as the very young moon was setting, and pulled off the freeway quickly to snap this one. Jupiter and Saturn also popped by for an...
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    Dear gods - they'll probably cost north of 5...

    Dear gods - they'll probably cost north of 5 grand a year at that rate! Pure insanity!
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    The cost makes most manufacturers quake with...

    The cost makes most manufacturers quake with fear. Too niche a product for the masses - at least for now I expect. Probably go the way of the Dodo if they were to ever try and bring them to market...
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    This goes back to the old color wheel in art...

    This goes back to the old color wheel in art class, or trying to sort out color cast in the film dark room way back when in school. That orange mirror will lend a greenish visual cast when viewed...
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    We traced it once years ago, but it wasn't saved....

    We traced it once years ago, but it wasn't saved. Our edger is also currently dead - which is why this job got sent out in the first place. Eventually we'll be back up and running on that front...
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    Hail Mary pattern...

    Hoping the collective here might be able to help a guy out of a bind. I'm trying to find a pattern or a trace I might be able to sent to our lab that they could cut a pair of lenses down for me.
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    Poll: I like toast!

    I like toast!
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    Any truly good quality optician should be worth...

    Any truly good quality optician should be worth 80-100K salary today. Easy. Yes I'm deadly serious.

    Prove me wrong.
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    Dawn over Mt Timpanogos

    Smokey skies here recently made for a couple mornings of dramatic sunrise scenes. This is one of them. Dawn breaking over Mt Timpanogos, distant trees sillhouetted against the disc of the sun.
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    Not an eclipse...

    Just heavy smoke from wildfires on the west side of Grand Teton National Park. 2 weeks ago, the view over Jackson Lake in the park was eerie as the moon set through the smoke. The coppery red glow...
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    Draw on a tinted piece of glass with white paint...

    Draw on a tinted piece of glass with white paint and observe the contrast between dark and light.

    Draw on a clear piece of glass with white paint and observe the contrast between dark and light.
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    Why tint a lens to reduce transmittance, when the...

    Why tint a lens to reduce transmittance, when the buttons on your monitor, or your settings with a few mouse clicks will do FAR more - and for free? If your screen is THAT bright, simply turn the...
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    This x 1000.

    This x 1000.
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