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Old 06-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #29326
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I heard that they found about 200 dead crows near Topeka, KS
and there was concern that they may have died from Avian "Bird"
Flu.

They had an avian pathologist examine the remains of all the crows,
and he confirmed the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu, to
everyone's relief.

However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed
by impact with trucks, while the remaining 2% were killed by
an impact with a car.

Kansas then hired an ornithological behaviorist to determine
why the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kill.

The ornithological behaviorist determined the cause in short
order. When crows eat road kill, they always set-up a look-out crow
in a nearby tree or on a telephone wire to warn of impending danger.
His conclusion was that while all the lookout crows could say
"Cah," but none could say "Truck."
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:40 PM   #29327
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I heard that they found about 200 dead crows near Topeka, KS.........................



True story... I have driven 3,000,000 miles and have hit all kinds of birds, including an owl that dive bombed me and aaaalmost went completely thru the windshield. I have never hit a crow. I have never seen anyone hit a crow. They're just too smart I guess.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:14 PM   #29328
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That's a good one Lightning! Good evening. It was a steamy hot day but the evening is rather pleasant though still humid. It was a busy day & I have work to do so later crew!
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:22 PM   #29329
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True story... I have driven 3,000,000 miles and have hit all kinds of birds, including an owl that dive bombed me and aaaalmost went completely thru the windshield. I have never hit a crow. I have never seen anyone hit a crow. They're just too smart I guess.
True story... When I was 17 I got my pilot's license. My dad was also a pilot. He and I went on a short flight together one day. As we coming in for a landing on our return leg a duck crossed our path. It hit the plexiglass windshield of our plane. Never saw it coming. I've never heard a bang so loud. It didn't break the windshield but when we got on the ground we had to clean duck feathers and innards out from under the aluminum at the top edge of the windshield.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:04 AM   #29330
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:22 AM   #29331
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First day of Sturgis trip done - day 2 will start early, so I'm gonna crash - gotta figure out the GoPro mounting in the morning before we head into the pretty part of the drive!
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:27 AM   #29332
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Awakened early at the hospital and saw your post. Twisty, Andy and I all have experience with the GoPro. Don't know what edition you have or accessories. The suction cup mount worked well for me inside and out. Couple of tips I was given: make sure the area you mount the suction cup on is clean, make sure if its on the windshield and you need to use the windshield wipers that they clear the camera, the suction cup could possibly damage your tint, although mine did not. I had mine mounted inside and the glare headed into the sun wasn't optimal, but I could charge it in the case. Outside I couldn't charge it but my wifi bacpac with the phone app allowed me to turn the camera on and off and start and stop it. The wifi bacpac couldn't be turned on and off as far as I could tell. I had it mounted outside and took it on the road getting up to 80 or so and on the drag strip getting up to around 90. Good luck
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:54 AM   #29333
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Good morning crew. Have fun LBM. Looking foward to seeing some of that video. I'm running late this morning, slept late. Gotta chug the coffee & run. HAGD
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:23 AM   #29334
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Awakened early at the hospital and saw your post. Twisty, Andy and I all have experience with the GoPro. Don't know what edition you have or accessories. The suction cup mount worked well for me inside and out. Couple of tips I was given: make sure the area you mount the suction cup on is clean, make sure if its on the windshield and you need to use the windshield wipers that they clear the camera, the suction cup could possibly damage your tint, although mine did not. I had mine mounted inside and the glare headed into the sun wasn't optimal, but I could charge it in the case. Outside I couldn't charge it but my wifi bacpac with the phone app allowed me to turn the camera on and off and start and stop it. The wifi bacpac couldn't be turned on and off as far as I could tell. I had it mounted outside and took it on the road getting up to 80 or so and on the drag strip getting up to around 90. Good luck
Thank you Diane! I hope your mom is improving, still sending positive thoughts and cyberhugs your way.....
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:14 AM   #29335
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True story... When I was 17 I got my pilot's license. My dad was also a pilot. He and I went on a short flight together one day. As we coming in for a landing on our return leg a duck crossed our path. It hit the plexiglass windshield of our plane. Never saw it coming. I've never heard a bang so loud. It didn't break the windshield but when we got on the ground we had to clean duck feathers and innards out from under the aluminum at the top edge of the windshield.
How did he hit the windscrren but miss the prop? Do props hold up well to bird hits? I bet that was some scary maneuveratin' !
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First day of Sturgis trip done - day 2 will start early, so I'm gonna crash - gotta figure out the GoPro mounting in the morning before we head into the pretty part of the drive!
I hear you shouldn't leave it mounted in a parked car due to heat, just throwing that out there.

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Awakened early at the hospital and saw your post. Twisty, Andy and I all have experience with the GoPro.
I don't have a gopro, I have a Vicovation... best one I could find that loop records I need constant recording, gopro doesn't loop, and doesn't care if you leave it in a parked vehicle... no batteries to explode.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:09 AM   #29336
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I hear you shouldn't leave it mounted in a parked car due to heat, just throwing that out there


I don't have a gopro, I have a Vicovation... best one I could find that loop records I need constant recording, gopro doesn't loop, and doesn't care if you leave it in a parked vehicle... no batteries to explode.
Oh, sorry, thought your advice was from gopro experience. I always dismounted it if we were not with the car so it wouldn't be stolen. Didn't take it off inside the car and didn't have issues. I did take it off at night to transfer the video to the laptop.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:36 PM   #29337
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Oh, sorry, thought your advice was from gopro experience. I always dismounted it if we were not with the car so it wouldn't be stolen. Didn't take it off inside the car and didn't have issues. I did take it off at night to transfer the video to the laptop.
I don't think it's common but they say nimh batts can pop in high heat. Better safe than sorry.

Any improvement with your mom?
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:21 PM   #29338
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I don't think it's common but they say nimh batts can pop in high heat. Better safe than sorry.

Any improvement with your mom?
Just holding her own for now. Stable but critical. Just have to see if she heals.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:14 PM   #29339
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:21 PM   #29340
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Thanks everyone. It's just a helpless feeling.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:59 PM   #29341
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Ongoing Prayers for your Mom Diane. Take care of yourself too!
What a seriously busy day at work! I am beat but have more work to do. I am absolutely NOT going to sit up too late working on it though. When I get tired I am going to bed no matter how much is done. Later crew.
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:38 PM   #29342
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diane, being a stranger in the makers eyes, ill just have to keep my fingers crossed for her..
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #29343
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A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death.
After a long life together, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made the first contact:
" Marion .... Marion "
"Is that you, Bob?"
"Yes, I've come back like we agreed."
"That's wonderful! What's it like?"
"Well, I get up in the morning, I have sex. I have breakfast and then it's off to the golf course. I have sex again, bathe in the warm sun and then have sex a couple of more times. Then I have lunch (you'd be proud - lots of greens). Another romp around the golf course, then pretty much have sex the rest of the afternoon. After supper, it's back to golf course again. Then it's more sex until late at night. I catch some much needed sleep and then the next day it starts all over again"
"Bob, Are you in Heaven?"
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Blessings for you and your Mom, Diane.

Headed for Sturgis tomorrow morning early. Will check in now and then.
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Good morning crew. I awoke feeling surprisingly rested after going to bed at midnight. I did not get all my work done so I will start my day already behind. If I don't earn a big bonus this quarter I am going to be majorly pissed off! This will be hte last time I will probably ever be earning a bonus. This is just not worth it. The storms we were supposed to get fizzled out & we just got rain & a little lightning. That is fine with me, we don't need that mess. Coffee time! Have a good Thursday everyone.
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Blessings for you and your Mom, Diane.

Headed for Sturgis tomorrow morning early. Will check in now and then.
I'll see you there, Jay!!! Can't wait!!
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Good evening crew! I managed to leave work with all my doccumentation done! So I celebrated by going & getting myself a much needed haircut. I'm feeling human again.
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So I celebrated by going & getting myself a much needed haircut.
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10 PM here in Peoria and it's STILL 100*! Going up to 118* - 119* this weekend. Yeah, it's too hot.
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