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    That depends on which counter the clock's on.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1956 View Post
    I saw an Australian movie on Hulu. A very violent one about a man getting revenge on the people responsible for the death of his daughter. Anyway, I noticed that they drive on the wrong side of the road in Australia too. I thought only England and Japan did that.
    No, it's the EU and US that are on the wrong side.

    Meanwhile, if you want a great touristy movie to encourage you to visit, I'd suggest finding the movie Snowtown. Then realise it's a true story. Then realise that I work with the son of the Detective in charge of the operation, who's said that the movie just scratches the surface of what actually happened...
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

    f/64 and be there.

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    We had quite a bit of snow in the Cleveland area, though I've driven in worse. I managed to blast out of the driveway, and on the freeway hit 50mph until I caught up with the people who were to afraid to be on the road. Took two hours to make a 24 minute drive... because of the idiots on the road.

    I work at a university, and when the skies and roads are clear, but the temperature is below zero, they close. When the temps are above zero but the roads are dangerous, they stay open. Go figure.

    Fortunately, they let us go at 3:00 today. When I got home I tried to blast in the drive (with a running start) but got stuck; and it's a full-sized car. At least I was out of the street. Got out the snow blower, and then pulled the rest of the way in. By the time I was done, it was the time I'd normally have gotten home, so I gained nothing. Oh well.
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    The NWS gridded forecast for my exact house location is calling for +9F tonight. And with ~20-mph winds that works out to about -10F wind chill.

    Sucks to be me, I guess...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    The NWS gridded forecast for my exact house location is calling for +9F tonight. And with ~20-mph winds that works out to about -10F wind chill.

    Sucks to be me, I guess...



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    I bet it was warmer for the 700,000 or so fans at the Seahawks Parade today in Seattle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Nadvornick View Post
    The NWS gridded forecast for my exact house location is calling for +9F tonight. And with ~20-mph winds that works out to about -10F wind chill.

    Sucks to be me, I guess...



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    Nah, it just proves you're a real cool dude.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    When I got home I tried to blast in the drive (with a running start) but got stuck; and it's a full-sized car. At least I was out of the street. Got out the snow blower, and then pulled the rest of the way in.
    I did that once in a Ford Probe GT - it was so cool seeing the snow flying over the hood. Yeah, got stuck, but I got more than two car lengths into the driveway in about 20" of light powdery stuff. There was room for my then husband to drive in (he had 4WD, too) after me and then get out the snowblower.

    Here, this afternoon I needed to get to the store. We didn't get much snow, just a lot of drifting. The roads were fine, but it took me over half an hour to get through my driveway. Ken had made a path when he left this morning, but it had drifted the worst in the driveway (could see grass in the yard). I almost made it through the worst patch (about two car lengths long), but couldn't cut to the right where I'd planned because I have no power steering in the Escape right now. So the FWD 4 cyl got stuck - mostly on the stuff it packed down under the center of the car. Took some shoveling and rocking, but it got through. And Nate fell asleep in the car while I was unsticking it, so I had to keep going. Then, after I got home, our neighbor had left a note on our door while we were out asking if we wanted him to plow it. My timing stinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Croubie View Post
    No, it's the EU and US that are on the wrong side.
    Exactly!

    Meanwhile, if you want a great touristy movie to encourage you to visit, I'd suggest finding the movie Snowtown. Then realise it's a true story. Then realise that I work with the son of the Detective in charge of the operation, who's said that the movie just scratches the surface of what actually happened...
    That one still sends a shiver down my spine - a very frightening movie and a very very disturbing set of circumstances.

    There is another movie masterpiece they could watch, which was made in our fine city - Bad Boy Bubby. Such a classic!
    If you get a chance, check out my new Facebook Page, Kustoms On Silver!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truzi View Post

    I managed to blast out of the driveway, and on the freeway hit 50mph until I caught up with the people who were to afraid to be on the road. Took two hours to make a 24 minute drive... because of the idiots on the road.
    At the risk of sounding preachy, if your weather was anything like ours yesterday, it's not how fast you can go, but how fast your can stop. Perhaps those idiots knew something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobwysiwyg View Post
    At the risk of sounding preachy, if your weather was anything like ours yesterday, it's not how fast you can go, but how fast your can stop. Perhaps those idiots knew something.
    Well, I was born and raised here, driven in worse winter snows, and haven't wrecked yet. Never had a problem stopping either.

    The question of stopping is assured clear distance, not crawling at slower speeds than on city streets. Yes, I exited at the same place some of these people did, on city streets in worse shape, yet they went faster there.
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