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What do you do during isolation?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Tophat1900, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Just a band on the run :)
     
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  2. JohnEGreen

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    The first tune I played this morning was Across the Universe.

     
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  3. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    Some restriction have been lifted here in Queensland, you can now go for a short drive of 50 klms, as long as you do not cross state / territory borders doing so.

    This was just played on the local ABC radio station, a song I have always liked from Redgum.

     
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  4. JohnEGreen

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    I like their song "I was only 19" because it's real.

     
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  5. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    A great song and lyrics.

     
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  6. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello
    I’ve always been an avid gamer, mostly online games. Unfortunately I’m not very outdoorsy, I don’t have a garden so gardening isn’t on my list. A few gaming platforms have games on sale, so I recently bought sims 4. There are a lot of other free games that I do play in the mean time.
     
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  7. JohnEGreen

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    Though historically Frankie was not the one who kicked the mine Peter was but Peter did not survive whereas Frankie though injured survived Peter's name was left out of the song in deference to his family.
     
  8. JohnEGreen

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    As today is Astronomy day I think I will get my binoculars out as my telescope got bust somewhile ago and do a bit of star gazing tonight.

    Centre of the Heart Nebula by Ivan Eder

    centre_of_the_heart_nebula__ivan_eder.jpg
     
  9. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    I need a pair of binoculars as good as yours :D
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

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    You wouldn't be able to lift them and to get that photo you would need to be standing on top of a mountain in Chile in all probability.

    The photo was an entry in the Astronomical Photograph of the year competition last year I believe submitted by Ivan Eder taken with equipment far superior to that which I would ever hope to own.
     
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  11. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Quite right, that's why I look at the work of other also. It's a fascination, that's for sure.
     
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  12. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Pity we'll never get there. Or anywhere near it. And that's from me, a space "nut"

    Unless we break light speed by a factor of xxxx. Nice to see the images though .....

    Where's that "wormhole" when you need one
     
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  13. Tophat1900

    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps Dr.Who can help? :D

    I wish I had the camera gear setup, I have a telescope and can set up my camera on it (Nikon) and get real good look at the moon's surface, but I just don't have the spare change to get all the top gear. And the moon moves rather quickly, so you are always having to realign the camera to keep it in view.
     
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  14. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Bordering on 50 years since we last visited. It'd be nice to get back
     
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    Yes motorized mounts are pretty expensive and I need a new telescope my telephoto lens just doesn't cut it.
    I have a Nikon 5300 a decent enough camera.
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    It;s an expensive hobby, but you can get some decent stuff done without needing to win the lottery. We're pretty fortunate to live now and to of seen what we have from the probes sent out on various missions. I think the pictures that have impressed me the most are those of Jupiter... I'm sure we all have a few faves in mind?
     
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    Well just whiled away half a hour or so standing at my front door politely reminding people walking up and down the road on the pavement opposite that it's still 2 metres not 2 feet but had to to raise my voice to be heard over the sound of all the cars that have just reappeared travelling on our road. :banghead:

    Got my self a graphics board now just have to figure out how to use it.
     
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    Yarr, thar she...

    Grog
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    60ml lime
    2 tablespn (56g) brown sugar
    3 measures dark rum
    2/3 mug black tea
    A few small leaves mint
    4 cloves
    A small pinch cinnamon


    Make tea, while brewing, add all other ingredients to it except rum,

    Remove tea bag

    Add rum

    Serve warm to hottish or cold if you must. Dont skip the cloves. They really make it. :)
     
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    Strava tells me I cycled over 200 miles last month :)
     
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    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    This
     

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