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Aug 13, 2019 13:07:50   #
johngault007 wrote:
Space-A is for both active duty and retired service members. Although I am retired now, I haven't used it since I was active duty, so I'm not sure how the waiting lists work on this side. I do know it is free for both active and retired along with their dependents. It's a gamble on availability, so if you have some place you MUST be by a specific time, I wouldn't suggest it. But if you have no time commitments, it's a great way to travel pretty much around the world.

Thank you John,
I guess this leaves me out since I am not a retired or active military, my father is a WWII and Korean vet thought. It sounds like a nice option, I was checking the web site and it seems it is for military personal only.
Aug 13, 2019 12:40:14   #
johngault007 wrote:
We took advantage of Space-A for years from Dover to Rota, Spain and back. The last time we took that flight, the plane heading for Dover kept having "issues" on the tarmac in Spain, so we had to fly a KC-135 to Pittsburgh, rent a car and drive to Dover to get our car. Still thousands cheaper than commercial, and you can take whatever you want on board within safety limitations.

Do you have to be retired or active military to use Space-A ?
Aug 12, 2019 12:34:02   #
KAK wrote:
What are your lens recommendations for Iceland and Norway?

same I would use at home or anywhere else.
Aug 12, 2019 12:33:11   #
TonyBot wrote:
I would check and see what class your friend was flying on United. They have a "Basic Economy" that allows NO baggage in the cabin except for one "personal" item FOR THAT CLASS ONLY. Not an FAA reg, but a way that United (and perhaps other carriers as well) lures you in with a super cheap flight, only to make you pay additional bucks for additional services - and hefty fees for ANY baggage you bring with you. Other classes of service with United allow carry-ons, and don't charge for seat choice. My suggestion with United is pay more up front and a lot less total than by going "Basic".
I would check and see what class your friend was f... (show quote)

you are so right. Three years ago my lady friend got a 'cheap deal' from DFW to Tampa with United airlines. I always use American airlines. But that trip was total mess. I will not use another airline unless American is not an option. She got sucked in because it was 'cheap'. I have called American twice this past year to verify baggage size limits from DFW to the places I went. Never a problem. Stick with American if you can. Their web site provides the baggage limits but for these two models of planes, he should call the make sure.
Aug 12, 2019 12:21:22   #
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Great post, as a flamenco guitar player myself, I am familiar with him. Thank you for bringing this wonderful music forward to us all. Flamenco expresses all the human emotions in dance and music.
Aug 12, 2019 11:58:23   #
Saigon wrote:

Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Santa Rosa Island in the Pensacola, Florida, area. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is included within the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and as such, is administered by the National Park Service.

Fort Pickens was part of the Third System of Fortifications, meant to enhance the old earthworks and simple, obsolete designs of the First and Second System of Fortifications. Fort Pickens was of a Pentagonal design, with broader western walls to provide a wide range of fire over the bay.

The fort had a counterscarp to the east side exclusively, to create a defensive moat in the event that a land invasion came from the west. The westernmost Bastions were also equipped with mine chambers, to be detonated in a last-ditch-effort to save the fort from invaders.

After the War of 1812, the United States decided to fortify all of its major ports. French engineer Simon Bernard was appointed to design Fort Pickens. Construction lasted from 1829 to 1834, with 21.5 million bricks being used to build it. Much of the construction was done by slaves. Its construction was supervised by Colonel William H. Chase of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. During the American Civil War, he sided with the Confederacy and was appointed to command Florida's troops.

1858 fire
On the night of 20 January 1858, the USCS Robert J. Walker was at Pensacola when a major fire broke out at Fort Pickens. The cutter's men and boats, joined by the hydrographic party of the U.S. Coast Survey steamboat USCS Varina, rallied to fight the fire. The next day, the captain of the Robert J. Walker received a communication from Captain John Newton of the Army Corps of Engineers, who commanded the harbor of Pensacola, acknowledging the important service rendered by the Robert J. Walker.

Civil War

Adam Jacoby Slemmer

William Conway Union Navy quartermaster who refused to haul down the American flag when Pensacola Naval Yard was captured. From a sketch by William Waud
By the time of the American Civil War, Fort Pickens had not been occupied since shortly after the Mexican–American War. Despite its dilapidated condition, Lieutenant Adam J. Slemmer, in charge of United States forces at Fort Barrancas, decided Fort Pickens was the most defensible post in the area. He decided to abandon Fort Barrancas when, around midnight of January 8, 1861, his guards repelled a group of local civilians who intended to occupy the fort. Some historians claim that these were the first shots fired in the Civil War.

On January 10, 1861, the day Florida declared its secession from the Union, Slemmer destroyed over 20,000 pounds of gunpowder at Fort McRee. He then spiked the guns at Fort Barrancas, and moved his small force of 51 soldiers and 30 sailors to Fort Pickens. On January 15, 1861 and January 18, 1861, Slemmer refused surrender demands from Colonel William Henry Chase of the Florida militia. Chase had designed and constructed the fort as a captain in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Slemmer defended the fort against threat of attack until he was reinforced and relieved in April 11, 1861 by Colonel Harvey Brown and the USS Brooklyn.

The Confederates attacked the Fort on October 9, 1861 in the Battle of Santa Rosa Island, with a force of a thousand men. The attack came from the east, after forces landed four miles away. The attack was repelled by artillery and gunfire, and the Confederates retreated with 90 casualties.

After tensions in Pensacola grew, and the Confederates secured posts at Fort McRee and Fort Barrancas, the Federal forces decided to shell the confederate forts. On November 22, two Union warships, the Niagara and the Richmond, sailed into the bay, and the bombardment began. The attack lasted two days, and the results were in the Union's favor. Fort McRee was nearly destroyed, and the town of Warrington and the Navy Yard were destroyed.

A second bombardment, meant to finish off the Confederates, was initiated on New Year's Day 1862. Fort McRee was almost destroyed, and any buildings near Fort Barrancas were burned.

Confederate Surrender
Running low on supplies, and with dwindling morale, the Confederates began to doubt their chances of success in the Battle of Pensacola. Eventually, the Battle of Mobile Bay drew the last of the southern forces westward to Alabama to defend against Admiral Farragut's invasion forces. On May 10, 1862,[when?] the last Confederates at Pensacola surrendered to Fort Pickens.

Despite repeated Confederate threats, Fort Pickens was one of only four Southern forts to remain in Union hands throughout the war, the others being Fort Taylor at Key West, Florida, Fort Jefferson at Garden Key, Florida in the Dry Tortugas, and Fort Monroe in Virginia.

Indian wars
Captives from Indian Wars in the West were transported to the East Coast to be held as prisoners. From October 1886 to May 1887, Geronimo, a noted Apache war chief, was imprisoned in Fort Pickens, along with several of his warriors. Their families were held at Fort Marion in St. Augustine.[2]


Hope you enjoy the history and pictures of Ft. Pickens.
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Wonderful history narrative and photos. I was there a few years ago and spent the day there. Lots of history in Florida. Last week I came back from the Jacksonville area and specifically St. Augustine. Went to the old forts there too. 500 years of history Florida offers. Thank you so much for sharing this.
Aug 12, 2019 11:38:53   #
kybob wrote:
Has anybody flown on an American Airlines ERJ145 and ERJ175 lately (I mean like last 4 to 6 months)? I have heard new Federal regulations for these size aircraft are no longer allowing two carry on bags, just one "personal" item. I have used a ThinkTank Airport Advantage for years and not had any problems in that is fits under the seat. But a friend flew United on a ERJ145 two weeks ago and they where Gate checking "anything" with wheels regardless if it fit under the seat or not and where allowing only one personal item. He ended up pulling out most of his stuff and cramming it in his pockets and then exchanging the contents of his backpack with the Advantage. I have a trip coming up and it is all on ERJ145 and ERJ175 planes and will be taking a D850 (24-70/f2.8, 70-200 & 500) and Z7 (14-30, 28-70 f2.8 & 35 f 1.8). If this happening then I will rethink my packing and what I will take.

Has anybody flown on an American Airlines ERJ145 a... (show quote)

rjaywallace told you correctly. Contact American and find out for sure. I flew on this jet in Febuary with two carry on's. No problem. I have seen airports, not many, that the size limit is a bit smaller than where you came from. Again, check with the American web site and then CALL them to be sure of any latest changes.
Aug 12, 2019 10:48:20   #
bellgamin wrote:
So far I've learned:
SD=Secure Digital. SDHC=Secure Digital High Capacity. SDXC=Secure Digital eXtended Capacity
UHS-I=Ultra High-Speed Phase-I

Four questions:

Q1- Are all types of SD cards shockproof, temperature-proof, waterproof, and X-ray-proof? If not, which cards are, & which are not?

Q2- In your OPINION, which size would be more prudent for a novice to buy (for non-movies): 2 32GB cards OR 1 64GB card?

Q3- In your OPINION, which type would be more prudent for a novice to buy (for non-movies): SD, SDHC, or SDXC?

Q4- In your OPINION, which size & type memory card would be *okay* for a novice shooting movies?

Aloha from Hawaii,
So far I've learned: br SD=Secure Digital. SDHC=Se... (show quote)

You have received some very good opinions and advise from the members here.
Novice or Pro does not matter. I shoot RAW + JPEG fine always and use a 16gig CS card. Shot all day, hundreds of shots, never filled up the card. I have a point'n shooter for video and pictures, have a 16 and recently got a 32, never filled up either one after all day shooting. I do not do long videos but, the only way you can tell what will work for you is to just do as the others suggested, get a 16 and a 32 card and see which one works for you. Unless you are taking some very long videos, either should be fine. Good luck.
bruce in Texas.
Aug 12, 2019 06:30:26   #
bellgamin wrote:
@coullone -- Good counsel. Thanks!
I am especially concerned re x-ray because my camera goes through x-ray during check-in at airports.

X-ray scanners at airports do not harm or effect SD cards and cameras.
Aug 8, 2019 10:50:56   #
Blair Shaw Jr wrote:

Yea, butter is good, this is a funny bunch of threads, good way to start the day, with a smile and laugh.
Aug 8, 2019 10:24:12   #
rogerl wrote:
How To Give Your Cat A Pill
1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby. Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cat's mouth and apply gentle pressure to

That is about how it pans out. Thanks.

I coated the pill with butter and quickly opened the mouth as described in the posts and quickly pushed the pill in with my finger in the back of the throat, the cat did not have time to even think about it and it went right down.
Aug 7, 2019 22:45:59   #
Falcon 9 launch today

Watch SpaceX launch a huge satellite using a twice-flown Falcon 9 live

Thank you for sharing that I watched it this afternoon that was really neat
Aug 7, 2019 22:43:54   #
Falcon 9 launch today

Watch SpaceX launch a huge satellite using a twice-flown Falcon 9 live

Thank you for sharing that with us I watched it this afternoon that was really cool thank you again Harry.
Aug 7, 2019 14:04:35   #
nadelewitz wrote:
So why aren't you pursuing this with the flooring company or installation company? You are being so passive, I can't believe it.

Tell him brother Hogger, you are so right. OP, you should have jumped in this immediately after calling the police. I am not accusing you of whining to us, but please take some action and let us all know how it works out.
Aug 7, 2019 12:18:39   #
domcomm wrote:
In 47 years as a professional photographer, I have never lost any equipment or had any stolen, even traveling to 20 countries – but now my only digital camera has been stolen, right out of my home! Two young men came to install new flooring in my bathrooms, and one of them apparently took my camera bag when I wasn't looking. The next day, only one of them came back, so I have a good idea that the other one took it. He had been talking about liking photography. I thought my bag was out of sight, but he must have been looking around, and found it.

Sooo, now it's time to get a new one. I'll have to sell things off to get the money for one. I will put a few things on here at a time until I get enough money for a new camera.

I have some film cameras, and some coffee-table books personally autographed by Ansel Adams, if anyone is interested.
In 47 years as a professional photographer, I have... (show quote)

Call the police and report it and stay on their asses. You are a professional right ? This is a tool of your trade, right ? Call the police before the thief has a chance to sell, trade, whatever, he may still have it is he thinks you are such a puss that you will not do anything about it; depending on where you live this maybe the case; surprise him ! Your livelihood has been robbed. Get the damned police involved and stay on their asses to get you stuff back. Do you hear me ? What in the hell have you been paying for all your life ? you have been paying for these services the police are suppose to provide and please remind them of that too. You have a good case and get after it. Get your stuff back fellow Hogger. I really hope you do. Really I do. You should not have run around looking for it pawn shops etc. This is Polices job. I hope you have the serial number(s) , this will seal the deal. Good luck bro, get on it Ok.
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