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#1376 OFFLINE   alphaomega

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:26 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 2 2012, 12:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I needed something wintery. Haven't seen much winter in my area this time around. sad.gif

You could always switch your background to something like this:
Frosty Footpath - winter snow

#1377 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

Oooh... nippley! smile.gif
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 2 2012, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I needed something wintery. Haven't seen much winter in my area this time around. sad.gif


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#1379 OFFLINE   V.T. Eric Layton

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:49 PM

There sure is some wintery stuff there. happy62.gif
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:51 PM




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This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. Freakishly weird!

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 07:59 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 2 2012, 02:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I needed something wintery. Haven't seen much winter in my area this time around. sad.gif


How about this, taken one year ago this time of the year, 20 min drive from our place.


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Posted 04 February 2012 - 08:55 PM

réjean, thanks for the skypunch picture and info. I learn something new daily.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:40 PM

QUOTE (zlim @ Feb 4 2012, 08:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
réjean, thanks for the skypunch picture and info. I learn something new daily.

Isn't this an astonishing picture?
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE (réjean @ Feb 4 2012, 06:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about this, taken one year ago this time of the year, 20 min drive from our place.



WOW! How do you people live in conditions like that?

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Posted 04 February 2012 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 4 2012, 09:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WOW! How do you people live in conditions like that?

You have to realize it is not like that everywhere. Like this picture was taken on top of a mountain with a lot of wind and a tree wall stopping the snow from blowing further. But it does make the road unusable for a few day. So instead of driving a mere 30 km from Cape North to Pleasant Bay if we want to go from one to the other we have to drive all the way around the Cabot Trail ( about 300 km ) or as I said wait a couple of days.
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Posted 04 February 2012 - 11:20 PM

Wow! Great pics

That second one reminded me of a some pictures I saw of snow in Japan:

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 12:19 AM

Very neat pictures, thanks thumbsup.gif
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE (LilBambi @ Feb 4 2012, 11:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wow! Great pics

That second one reminded me of a some pictures I saw of snow in Japan:

Clearing Road of Snow in Japan


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In the UK the whole country stops dead if a single snowflake falls  rolleyes.gif
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Posted 05 February 2012 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (réjean @ Feb 4 2012, 09:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You have to realize it is not like that everywhere. Like this picture was taken on top of a mountain with a lot of wind and a tree wall stopping the snow from blowing further. But it does make the road unusable for a few day. So instead of driving a mere 30 km from Cape North to Pleasant Bay if we want to go from one to the other we have to drive all the way around the Cabot Trail ( about 300 km ) or as I said wait a couple of days.


Ah! So that wasn't just down the street from your house then?  stuart.gif

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 5 2012, 03:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ah! So that wasn't just down the street from your house then?  stuart.gif

Nope! This is not my driveway either. This is my driveway;
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

Wouldn't it have done better to take that snapshot of the webcam in the daytime? Or are you so far north you are in the really dark period of time? wink.gif
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

Hmm... kinda dark out there in the driveway. wink.gif
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Posted 06 February 2012 - 07:33 PM

Sorry! I didn't realize the link is a live one that changes over time. I had put the link in in the middle of the afternoon. I was just teasing Eric because it was a picture of a long long stretch of road.I will know better next time.
@Fran. I am still quite impress of the pictures about snow in Japan. They say there are valleys in the Cape Breton Highland National Park with over 40 feet of snow but there are no roads going through.

P.S. This is the image I intended to show. Knowing how small it is I thought that copying the link location would be better. Once again sorry!



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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:14 PM

Hoping that this will redeem me from the booboo I made a few days ago.



This was taken by a friend of mine at sunrise this morning. You can almost see our house at the top of the harbour, between the end of the peninsula ( hard to see ) and the gypsum cliff ( the smaller white patch ).
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

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Hoping that this will redeem me from the booboo I made a few days ago.



This was taken by a friend of mine at sunrise this morning. You can almost see our house at the top of the harbour, between the end of the peninsula ( hard to see ) and the gypsum cliff ( the smaller white patch ).

Is the white stuff frozen water ?
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 07:49 PM

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Is the white stuff frozen water ?

Not quite! It's snow ( maybe a foot right now ( ~30 cm ) on top of probably the same depth of ice ). Our neighbours who have kids have shoveled a big enough area to make a natural skating rink. We haven't cross-country skied  over it yet this winter but we can go all the way to the ocean ( about a mile or kilometre ).

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:07 PM

QUOTE (réjean @ Feb 6 2012, 07:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Sorry! I didn't realize the link is a live one that changes over time. I had put the link in in the middle of the afternoon. I was just teasing Eric because it was a picture of a long long stretch of road.I will know better next time.
@Fran. I am still quite impress of the pictures about snow in Japan. They say there are valleys in the Cape Breton Highland National Park with over 40 feet of snow but there are no roads going through.

P.S. This is the image I intended to show. Knowing how small it is I thought that copying the link location would be better. Once again sorry!


No apologies necesssary. We were teasing you. wink.gif

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Hoping that this will redeem me from the booboo I made a few days ago.



This was taken by a friend of mine at sunrise this morning. You can almost see our house at the top of the harbour, between the end of the peninsula ( hard to see ) and the gypsum cliff ( the smaller white patch ).

Beautiful! And certainly makes up for any perceived booboo. wink.gif
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 09:12 AM

QUOTE (réjean @ Feb 9 2012, 08:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Not quite! It's snow ( maybe a foot right now ( ~30 cm ) on top of probably the same depth of ice ). Our neighbours who have kids have shoveled a big enough area to make a natural skating rink. We haven't cross-country skied  over it yet this winter but we can go all the way to the ocean ( about a mile or kilometre ).


You got it made mate.

Proper snow fun in winter plus almost private ice rink.
No shortage of wood for fuel.
Summer sailing on the doorstep.
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:11 AM

Oops! My wrong again. I posted the wrong image. This should have been the one;



There was something weird about the previous one. I couldn't see what it was. Geeze. The icons were missing. Speaking of them when I open PCLinuxOS mini-zen I get several partitions mounted by default with icons on the Desktop (  I put them at the bottom right so it wouldn't spoil the picture ) which I appreciate except that I would prefer create a folder that would include them because there are a few that I rarely use. Is there a way to do so?


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

My brand spanking new Arch running WindowMaker. Screenshot taken with scrot. stuart.gif

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