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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: badmonkey –
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.

Looking at that geologic marker for Pond Mt., I'm reminded of the one I saw on top of Mt. Whitney back in 1970... besides the lat and lon and the date of placement (1903 or something like that), was the elevation:  14,496.811 ft.

I thought they had to be  :poop: 'n me..  nailed it to the thousandth of a foot?  In 1903? (That converts to  14,496 ft, 9.732 inches, not 9.744 inches or  9.720 inches, but 9.732 inches.. ). I wondered what the tolerance was they were working with..  maybe +/- 10% ?  :zany_face:

I love highly-precise approximations..
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Feature Discussion / Re: Smileys
Last post by Steeley -
Thanks to a new keyboard my fingers haven't gotten quite used to yet , I discovered a "pearl"  (or whatever those little hidden gems are called).

If you are running Windows 10 and hold down the windows key and press the "period" key, up pops a whole slew of emojis you can select from and paste into almost anything .. :man_vampire::man_vampire::man_vampire::woman_vampire::man_facepalming::man_facepalming::grin::grin::grin::woman_biking:

Might work in Win7 too.. :man_shrugging:
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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Oh yea, and if you shoot a couple hunnert miles west-south-ish to Chattanooga and get up on top of Lookout Mt, just over the Georgia line, I think you can look back and see Pond Mt.  in fact there's a spot where you can see 7 states.: Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and Alabama. You gotta move about 10  ft. to the left of that to see Pond, tucked in between a couple big mountains about 1/2 way between Chattanooga and there...I think that's "Dolly World" at Pigeon Ford..  :laugh:
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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by badmonkey -
Quote from: Steeley –
Quote from: badmonkey –
Quote from: Spuds – Can't tell for sure, Great Smoky Mountains ?

I can see those looking to the east  :smiley:
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.

Yep, we slipped off 81 at Wytheville and dropped down to Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Morgantown, Asheville , on our way over to Gatlinburg. Pretty country all through there.. Looked all over for ya but you hadn't arrived yet..  :undecided:
You were close! Really, really close! 
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Feature Discussion / Re: What to do about ... CAPTCHA
Last post by Spuds -
Never heard of it before.

Appears to be a pay for service, which means they are part of the deep state that actually creates the spam, they don't want to stop it, they want moar :P

A quick look ... It appears to send the full post to the service to be checked.  So it would have to be some form of checks in place for the ip, email, password, name, other?  Honestly  I'm a tad leery of sending a users data to another site.
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Chit Chat / Re: Stress relief
Last post by Steeley -
Quote from: badmonkey –
Quote from: Spuds – Can't tell for sure, Great Smoky Mountains ?

I can see those looking to the east  :smiley:
Close! The view is from Pond Mtn NC. That's almost as far NW as one can go in NC. That said, here's absolutely as far as one can go in NC. Literally.

Yep, we slipped off 81 at Wytheville and dropped down to Lenoir, Blowing Rock, Morgantown, Asheville , on our way over to Gatlinburg. Pretty country all through there.. Looked all over for ya but you hadn't arrived yet..   :undecided: