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Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:53 pm
by Meneldur Olvarion
Eruannlass wrote:[...] Some months ago, after Luthien mentioned the astronomy filters, I actually found an astronomy web page that sold them in the form of an adhesive film that could be cut to fit whatever you want to attach it to. I am pretty sure that I bookmarked it, because I was planning on buying some for my windows. I really like your sunglasses idea.
Cool! I was wondering where to get clear sunglasses, but Dineen just told me that you can buy safety goggles relatively inexpensively. Combine those with your adhesive sodium spectral filter film, and that should work perfectly.
I swear, America is collectively afraid of the dark. I usually hold my hand in front of them, but that only does so much. Rowan says that there is so much more out there, and I really want to see it one of these years.
Yes, the American populace is both dumbed-down and continually fearful -- hence all of the 'Conspiracy Theories' (I hate to break it to them, but most people are social beings, and the probability of maintaining a secret decreases exponentially with the number of people involved in said conspiracy, making the success of one highly unlikely -- Hell, even the al-Qaeda people blabbed about their airplane plans, but the U.S. Government willfully choose to ignore them, which is a different thing altogether).

Anyway, those sodium lights have such a narrow emission band that the contrast is almost completely binary (light/impenetrable darkness). You could hide a platoon in those black shadows and not see anything until the muzzle flashes started. They are hardly "security lights" -- more like the opposite.

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:31 pm
by Lúthien
Meneldur Olvarion wrote:Do you by any chance happen to know...where Mr. Garibaldi might be?
Mr. Garibaldi? Who is that?
Sorry, I really don't get the reference ...
Meneldur Olvarion wrote:-- No, wait, what I meant to say was: do you know if they make these sodium spectral filters in the form of wrap-around "sunglasses"?

As I'm  big fan of naked-eye celestial observations, that would be great if someone did.
Like Eruannlass mentions, I suppose some astronomy stuff shop might have that foil, and you could stick it on your sunglasses. No idea whether that'd work but its worth a try.

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:35 pm
by Meneldur Olvarion
Lúthien wrote:
Meneldur Olvarion wrote:Do you by any chance happen to know...where Mr. Garibaldi might be?
Mr. Garibaldi? Who is that?
Sorry, I really don't get the reference ...
You weren't really supposed to, I did that for my private amusement. :-)

{The reference is to Babylon 5, but if you're not familiar with that series it is way too much back-story to tell. Think of it as my own private "Darmok and Gilead at Tanagra".}

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:26 am
by Lúthien
+++I see! +++ Mr. Jelly! Mr. Jelly!+++
+++Error At Address: 14, Treacle Mine Road, Ankh-Morpork+++
+++MELON MELON MELON+++
+++Divide By Cucumber Error. Please Reinstall Universe And Reboot +++
+++Whoops! Here Comes The Cheese! +++
+++Oneoneoneoneoneoneone+++

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:19 am
by Meneldur Olvarion
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Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:40 am
by Meneldur Olvarion
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Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:57 am
by Lúthien
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Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:57 am
by Lúthien
(sorry for the geekery, Edhelhael ;) )

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:52 pm
by Meneldur Olvarion
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{This is like a powers-of-two arms race, LOL :D }

Re: Blessed Realm mural

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:56 pm
by Meneldur Olvarion
So as not to leave the non-Geeks completely baffled: :-)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-1Q8iS4RK0