Warm Weather.. killed the forum

Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:50 pm

This is ny far the slowest day in months, yesterday was no winner either. Funny how the weather can affect things like this. Can't wait to see what the stats say tomorrow.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: Matthaus On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 7:11 pm

Warm weather, we are all outside finishing up that stuff we meant to get done before it snowed! :lol:
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:15 pm

Matthaus wrote:Warm weather, we are all outside finishing up that stuff we meant to get done before it snowed! :lol:


Not me...I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: Devil505 On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:20 pm

av8r wrote:
Matthaus wrote:Warm weather, we are all outside finishing up that stuff we meant to get done before it snowed! :lol:


Not me...I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!



ROFL
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:36 pm

av8r wrote:I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!


I don't know about your IR, but some lasers can damage retinas. Mine will.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:59 pm

coaledsweat wrote:
av8r wrote:I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!


I don't know about your IR, but some lasers can damage retinas. Mine will.


Mine is a Class II 1 mW so it is considered "eye safe" as the blink reflex of your eye will protect you.

Class 2

LASER RADIATION
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT

A Class 2 laser is safe because the blink reflex will limit the exposure to no more than 0.25 seconds. It only applies to visible-light lasers (400–700 nm). Class-2 lasers are limited to 1 mW continuous wave, or more if the emission time is less than 0.25 seconds or if the light is not spatially coherent. Intentional suppression of the blink reflex could lead to eye injury. Many laser pointers are class 2.

Here's more on lasers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:13 pm

Richard S. wrote:This is ny far the slowest day in months, yesterday was no winner either. Funny how the weather can affect things like this. Can't wait to see what the stats say tomorrow.


Uh-My routine hasn't changed, Admin., I've been here while not working or doing other stuff.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:14 pm

av8r wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:
av8r wrote:I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!


I don't know about your IR, but some lasers can damage retinas. Mine will.


Mine is a Class II 1 mW so it is considered "eye safe" as the blink reflex of your eye will protect you.

Class 2

LASER RADIATION
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT

A Class 2 laser is safe because the blink reflex will limit the exposure to no more than 0.25 seconds. It only applies to visible-light lasers (400–700 nm). Class-2 lasers are limited to 1 mW continuous wave, or more if the emission time is less than 0.25 seconds or if the light is not spatially coherent. Intentional suppression of the blink reflex could lead to eye injury. Many laser pointers are class 2.

Here's more on lasers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety


I use an old-fashioned flashlight to do that.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: av8r On: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:21 pm

I use an old-fashioned flashlight to do that.[/quote]

my dog isn't interested in a flashlight...maybe he's too high tech!
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: BugsyR On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:06 pm

av8r wrote:
coaledsweat wrote:
av8r wrote:I've been using my new IR thermometer for it's TRUE purpose...driving the dog crazy with the laser dot!


I don't know about your IR, but some lasers can damage retinas. Mine will.


Mine is a Class II 1 mW so it is considered "eye safe" as the blink reflex of your eye will protect you.

Class 2

LASER RADIATION
DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CLASS 2 LASER PRODUCT

A Class 2 laser is safe because the blink reflex will limit the exposure to no more than 0.25 seconds. It only applies to visible-light lasers (400–700 nm). Class-2 lasers are limited to 1 mW continuous wave, or more if the emission time is less than 0.25 seconds or if the light is not spatially coherent. Intentional suppression of the blink reflex could lead to eye injury. Many laser pointers are class 2.

Here's more on lasers:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_safety


Ya know...I believe that this conversation was proof that the warm weather was killing the forum. Classic discussion but when ya sit and research classes of lasers and eye safety when you should have been out hunting, trapping, or poisoning the moles, voles, or pocket gophers that were secretly destroying my lawn while the snow was covering it....

HEY, before the snow returns....does anyone have any ideas on what to do about these grass destroying, hole digging, tunnel building little pests?? ("pests" was the best I could come up with without being censored... :lol: )
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: pbmax On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:24 pm

stop feeding your cats.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: billw On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:54 pm

If you're talking about those gd d*m chipmunk sum*itches the only cure is a lot of cats. The little *&^%( actually undermined one of my concrete sidewalks to the point it rocks when you walk on it. They had me so aggravated I wanted to borrow my brother in laws 12 ga but I figured my neighbors would call the cops.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: gambler On: Fri Jan 11, 2008 9:44 pm

does anyone have any ideas on what to do about these grass destroying, hole digging, tunnel building little pests??

You need to get rid of the grubs that they are feeding on.
I have used a product called milky spore with good results. It is a bit pricey but if you want to get rid of the moles it will work.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: funstuff On: Sat Jan 12, 2008 12:51 am

Just a bit slow around here. I am down in MD and it has been in the 50's. Had to shut the coal stove off a few times.
I snow plow around DC so we are waiting for the big one to hit.
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Re: Warm Weather.. killed the forum

PostBy: lincolnmania On: Sat Jan 12, 2008 1:35 am

you should see the chipmunks my cats bring home......they like to save them for later......i find bodies under the workbenches
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