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So what did everyone go on to?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a 4-metre telescope in Australia that has some nifty instruments that allow it to observe up to 400 objects at the same time and measure the amount of light coming from them as a function of wavelength. This basically tells us what kind of stars are in the galaxy, as well as how much dust there is in it as well.

I'm using it to help get more data for my PhD, which is kind of cool. This morning we went up to look at the sunset from the telescope catwalk: http://imgur.com/tn3wl
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone on the Furc forums linked to a Talzycam page back in 2004. That's interesting, I wonder what's changed?

TIME WARP!





Oh. The graphical glitch on the barracks was fixed and a tree moved a few tiles.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even creepier--What happened to the cart and buckets in front of the tavern? Stop Thieves! Gladiator
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was driving around the other day and saw a bumper sticker that read, "I brake for Kobolds." It made me think of you all and I spent my afternoon smiling.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't brake for furries
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sirum wrote:
Well I'll be damned, Furcadia actually got an update and it's pretty extensive.

http://furcadia.com/update/purrwing.html
http://www.furcadia.com/creations/regions.html
http://furcadia.com/creations/effects.html
http://furcadia.com/update/newds_vs29.html

Regions would have saved us so much space on the dream map and would have been amazing in quest maps. Effects could have made for some pretty awesome special effects.


Wow. This may have been exciting to have had 10 years ago.

10 years ago..

HOLY CRAP that was 2002. That's when Ansteorra was founded Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 25, 2012 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feeling very tempted to go to the 2002 Wikipedia article and editing it to say "Ansteorra founded, bitches."
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey so here is a photo I took about 8 hours ago from the catwalk of a big telescope in Australia.

http://i.imgur.com/Gkes2.jpg

Then I went and measured distances to some 800 galaxies. Hope you're all well!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For business! The observations are for my PhD; I work with a large group of astronomers conducting what we call a galaxy survey -- mapping out large chunks of the sky to find as many galaxies as possible.

It's highly unlikely I'll meet Neil, but if I do I'll shake his hand and tell him he's not as good as Carl Sagan. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beep! Beep!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the guy J-walking and screaming at the cars for moving at a green light.
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