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Posts Made By: Miguel Olivares

November 6, 2007 06:43 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

A way to stop ID theft.

Posted By Miguel Olivares

But it is not free for most...

On Nov. 1, the nation's three credit bureaus gave all U.S. consumers the ability to shut down access to their credit reports, making it almost impossible for a stranger to get the data needed to commit financial identity theft. The process is called a security freeze.


June 13, 2009 11:33 PM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Scythians and the cynic's eye.

Posted By Miguel Olivares

Ambrose Bierce said that a cynic is a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they should be.

I agree with him. He’s said a lot more things too.

In fact, I agree with every definition in the Devil’s Dictionary. The world suddenly seems to make sense when you redefine the ludicrously euphemistic English language and borrow a pair of cynic’s eyes to go with it.

Cynic’s eyes blame you. Cynic’s eyes belittle you. Cynic’s eyes scorn you. Cynic’s eyes look at the cynic himself, scorns, blames and belittles him. You can’t really blame the Scythians for digging out the cynic’s eyes to make him see better. It is a most normal proceeding when faced with idyllic Utopia (or its Scythian equivalent) versus suggestion of perdition. Today of course, it is most unseemly and unsophisticated to dig a cynic’s eyes out (totally passare di moda), much we’d like to. We ought to find an alternative, men. More refined and subtle, with all of 21st century’s panache!

Up the Scythians! grin

September 3, 2009 06:38 PM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter - Sept. 2-3, 2009

Posted By Miguel Olivares

I wanted to capture the moons' transit, but clouds put an end to that plan...

C-11, toucam. 20 minute intervals.


September 1, 2011 05:06 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Solar System

Jupiter - Sept. 1, 2011

Posted By Miguel Olivares

Had some decent seeing this morning.

Celestron C11
Toucam 740k, 1000 frames.
Registax 6

March 14, 2012 02:17 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

ATREX Rocket Launch Scheduled March 15, 2012

Posted By Miguel Olivares

March 15: Midnight – 1:30 a.m. EDT



April 20, 2012 12:22 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Saturn / Jupiter video

Posted By Miguel Olivares

A video by Sander van den Berg created with raw images from NASA's Cassini and Voyager missions.

June 4, 2012 01:26 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

NASA gets two military spy telescopes for astronom

Posted By Miguel Olivares

The U.S. government's secret space program has decided to give NASA two telescopes as big as, and even more powerful than, the Hubble Space Telescope. Designed for surveillance, the telescopes from the National Reconnaissance Office were no longer needed for spy missions and can now be used to study the heavens.

August 30, 2012 08:31 PM Forum: Politics

Did RNC "Scripted" rules change start a civil war

Posted By Miguel Olivares

Ben Swann takes a look at how the most controversial rule change in party history was not legitimately passed.

November 8, 2012 03:16 PM Forum: N.A.S.A.

Apollo Flight Controller 101: Every console explai

Posted By Miguel Olivares

"Ars recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time touring the restored Apollo "Mission Control" room at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. We talked with Sy Liebergot, a retired NASA flight controller who took part in some of the most famous manned space flight missions of all time, including Apollo 11 and Apollo 13"


December 25, 2012 08:48 PM Forum: LUNATICS

Moon and Jupiter, Dec. 25, 2012

Posted By Miguel Olivares

Canon 20D,
Stellarvue 110ED,
ISO 100,
1/80 sec. (for the moon),
1/2 sec. (Jupiter's moons)
27 frames -- Registax 5.

New York City.