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by ocelotl
17 Mar 2022, 19:30
Forum: Chats
Topic: DST Time shifts may come to end.
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: DST Time shifts may come to end.

As I've hinted before, in locations within the tropics, the variation between winter and summer sunrise and sunset times is not considerable, and reduces to minutes at the very Equator due to the eccentricity of Earth's orbit around the Sun. Rush hour in most urban areas is 7:00 to 9:00 and 17:00 to...
by ocelotl
16 Mar 2022, 21:54
Forum: Chats
Topic: DST Time shifts may come to end.
Replies: 7
Views: 254

DST Time shifts may come to end.

I just read that we may see the end of the yearly back/forth time shift known as Daylight savings... https://twitter.com/SenateCloakroom/status/1503797632745025542 Because of USMCA/TEMEC, we down here in México will follow suit and end this 25 year long experiment on our time schedules... In my opin...
by ocelotl
01 Mar 2022, 00:10
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Windows 12
Replies: 136
Views: 1448

Re: Windows 12

Down here DST was implemented in 1997 as a consequence of NAFTA. So, all of my childhood and school years were without it, and most of my work years have been with it. I got used to think about it only regarding to clock time and take it easy on the transition week, so no big issues, and that became...
by ocelotl
21 Feb 2022, 20:15
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 731

Re: Golden

My old church, St Stanislaus Bishop and Martyr, was a work of art and most beautiful. It did not compare to the spectacular altars you have published here, Juan. There was some gold trim on the sanctuary walls, but nothing like what you show here. Thank you for sharing those marvelous pictures. Man...
by ocelotl
21 Feb 2022, 06:24
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 731

Re: Golden

After going to Google Maps to check the surroundings of the monastery you point out, I see the Municipality building is among the sister's complex... Comparing sizes, the complex may cover a lot similar in size to the block where the Municipal Palace of Tlalnepantla de Baz and the Archdiocese of Tla...
by ocelotl
18 Feb 2022, 21:10
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 731

Re: Golden

For the very same reasons you point, I've tried to stick with low premium coinage. Gold, even when most portable, is harder to sell at the right price, but silver, specially down here, is easier to exchange for cash. Point is finding the right place to buy and to sell, since they are not usually the...
by ocelotl
18 Feb 2022, 20:54
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: Windows 93
Replies: 136
Views: 1634

Re: Windows 93

I happened to bring tulip bulbs home the last time I went to a job training to Israel, because I had to change planes at Amsterdam both ways. Followed the instructions on the package as best as I could, and got beautiful flowers, yet the flowers dithered fast due to the climate and the bulbs didn't ...
by ocelotl
17 Feb 2022, 06:07
Forum: Chats
Topic: Golden
Replies: 29
Views: 731

Re: Golden

I bought a few bullion coins as a SHTF caution, mainly got stuff that is easily identifiable, reliable and has real inherent value, and minted here in Mexico. They are pretty coins. worldcoingalley_dot_com has photos of lots of coins from all over the world A couple of the circulated ones I kept, It...
by ocelotl
07 Feb 2022, 19:25
Forum: Chats
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 240
Views: 6860

Re: Happy Pi Day

Greetings. I read you both are still alive and kicking, and that's good... As far as of what's been published, many specialists are beginning to think on the omicron strain of COVID as the beginning of the end of the pandemic disease and the early stages of an additional endemic respiratory disease....
by ocelotl
18 Jan 2022, 01:36
Forum: Chats
Topic: Out of touch - but alive & kicking
Replies: 69
Views: 4545

Re: Out of touch - but alive & kicking

Everybody should experience a snow storm at least once in their life. In many ways it's a beautiful expression of nature. For you more tropical types, it's a reminder of how fortunate you are to live in a warm and snow free climate. Thank you for your New Year's wishes, Juan. at my age, and being g...
by ocelotl
17 Jan 2022, 20:20
Forum: Chats
Topic: Out of touch - but alive & kicking
Replies: 69
Views: 4545

Re: Out of touch - but alive & kicking

Haven't been around lately, so I refrained to reply on other threads. Happy new year to the two old grumpy men here... and to all the infrequent visitors form the old Anahuac... Last week there was a media hype about the commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the last snowfall in the urban core of...
by ocelotl
22 Dec 2021, 06:18
Forum: Chats
Topic: Fishy Christmas
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Fishy Christmas

It all sounds like an interesting adventure... Good luck and better results in your flavor quest.
by ocelotl
22 Dec 2021, 06:08
Forum: Chats
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 240
Views: 6860

Re: Happy Pi Day

As someone that also has been near electronics manufacturing for a bit over 20 years, I've also seen and worn some of the electrostatic protection attires used. Leather soles are static dissipative, so if you passed an antistatic checkpoint, there was no issue. A ground strap is good, if supported w...
by ocelotl
15 Dec 2021, 00:39
Forum: Chats
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 240
Views: 6860

Re: Happy Pi Day

There are curious effects due to altitude change... Whenever I have to go sea level, there's always a slight euphoria due to that extra 40% of oxygen in each breath. Sleep takes effort, since there's always an extra bit of hyperventilation, even when relaxed. I use to go out to walk a bit to try bur...
by ocelotl
14 Dec 2021, 02:42
Forum: Chats
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 240
Views: 6860

Re: Happy Pi Day

The problem was the elevation. It's about 6000 feet above sea level in Colorado Springs and about 700 feet around here. That mile high difference has a remarkable effect upon the boiling point of liquids Ah, Bernoulli laws... Pressure makes things act differently. Bread grows better, planes need to...
by ocelotl
07 Dec 2021, 06:03
Forum: Chats
Topic: This may be the clearest evening in two months...
Replies: 40
Views: 1634

Re: This may be the clearest evening in two months...

I'm reviving this thread, since I didn't publicize any of the pictures I could take of the partial lunar eclipse last november 18th - 19th. To keep things short, I was clouded out by the time of the second contact, meaning when the moon begins to be covered by the dark part of Earth's shadow. Since ...
by ocelotl
30 Nov 2021, 21:53
Forum: Chats
Topic: B D Presents
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: B D Presents

I remember that back in 2003 I had the same issue for my firs passport. I went to the municipal SRE office with an studio photo I got for the purpose, only to have it rejected. The idea was that they had to take the photo and bill for it, so my first passport had and upset mug of me. The second one ...
by ocelotl
28 Nov 2021, 03:11
Forum: Chats
Topic: Happy Pi Day
Replies: 240
Views: 6860

Re: Happy Pi Day

Most of the glass grinding I've done has been done with Aluminum oxide as an abrasive... Silicon Carbide is harder and harsher, and Aluminum oxide is better to get smooth surfaces. I still have the jars with the abrasives I got 23 years ago from Rosber when they sold small quantities to general publ...
by ocelotl
20 Nov 2021, 20:40
Forum: Chats
Topic: B D Presents
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: B D Presents

:mrgreen: Happy 77th turn around the sun... Hope you don't feel dizzy. I have to accept pointing you in the general direction of that tool set. Hope you have fun with it. Also it was understandable that if you participate in something like a lottery would not be for the prize but for the public serv...
by ocelotl
16 Nov 2021, 06:12
Forum: Digital Dialogues
Topic: FLoC
Replies: 183
Views: 5798

Re: FLoC

Let me explain it the way I use both TIFF and RAW. Most DSLR cameras, can store the photos taken in JPEG and RAW. The sensor product consist of a grid of RGB dots, that are converted in the image processor to a first image, which is processed also at the image processor according to the camera setti...