Interesting picture thread

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by grizcty, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    This brave man spent 7 years as a POW. :usa2:

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  2. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    Looks like a question for Cyrano.
     
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  3. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    Now you've got me searching the house for mine.

    How does it tell you the time in different cities? I don't remember any city names in there.
     
  4. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    Compass sundial.jpg OK, now I've found mine.
    Mine is just a little different from the picture.
    Inside the lid.
    Outside ring of numbers is 1-30 around the outside.
    Next ring inside of that is numbered 1-12 and then 1-12 for the other half.
    Now the inside dial with the pointer on 12, a hole, and it moves is numbered 1-12 with the other half numbered 1-12.

    Though not exactly the same as the one in the picture, I NOW think YOUR CLUE is enough I can figure it out. If you know your "hours" from London or Greenwich mean time may be. You can set the dial to the correct number for your time zone and then calculate the time by looking at the dial around the world and the 30 scale must tell you something about the minutes, may be.

    After typing all that, I got a stroke of "genius" and just took a picture of mine.

    I've had this thing for years and knew it was a sundial and could use it to tell time but I couldn't figure out what that "lid dial" thing was or what it was for.
     
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  5. rando

    rando G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

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    I would say very carefully and slow. Where I live they used to build and repair many ships and barges. They had drydocks and large ramp launches. They would block them with huge planks and also weld steel beams from the hull to the metal floor. Looks like they welded beams to hold these in place and to keep a space between them. That is one big azz barge.
     
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  6. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    I SEE IT NOW!!

    I searched for pictures of other pocket sundials and some of the others SAY "London GMT" inside and then instead of numbers they have the names of cities around the dial!

    THANK YOU!
     
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  7. neophyte

    neophyte Wonderment :) Forum Contributor

    information: reminder :)

    https://greenwichmeantime.com/what-is-gmt/
    • The name of the clock that shows Greenwich Mean Time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London, UK, is Shepherd Gate Clock
    • GMT is used as Standard Time in the UK and several other countries and is also a time zone
    • Offsets or time differences are generally written as UTC/GMT plus or minus a number of hours.
    The definition

    Greenwich Mean Time or GMT is clock time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. It is the same all year round and is not affected by Summer Time (Daylight Saving Time) clock changes.

    When the sun is at its highest point exactly above the Prime Meridian, it is 1200 noon at Greenwich.

    Check out the GMT timestamp to see how accurate your computer time is.

    GMT is also a time zone, used by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK) when Daylight Saving Time is not in use, from October to March.

    The Greenwich Meridian (Prime Meridian or Longitude Zero degrees) marks the starting point of every Time Zone of the time zone map.
     
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  8. SUBMOA

    SUBMOA G&G Evangelist

    Back when we used to bomb the crap out of them obviously !
     
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  9. grizcty

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  10. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Two Oglala chiefs, American Horse (wearing western clothing and gun-in-holster) and Red Cloud (wearing headdress), shaking hands in front of tipi–probably on or near Pine Ridge Reservation. 1891.



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  11. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    The old truck out lived its owner. And was put out to the pasture, to comfort the herd.

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  12. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    Been looking at a couple trees in the drive way about a week now. I bet I've taken a thousand pictures of this tree but I couldn't stand it. Had to take one more. Never know when I just might be your last.

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  13. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Clutch of fossilized dinosaur egg embryos.

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  14. Stickman

    Stickman Less well known member Forum Contributor

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  16. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

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  17. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Good place for it!
     
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  18. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    No trick or treaters!

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  19. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    PARADISE LOST
     
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  20. Jack Ryan

    Jack Ryan G&G Evangelist

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    Making hooks, in the vise, on the tractor. LOL

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    If you happen to need to tear out beaver dams and can't use a back hoe or dynamite, this is the tool you need for doing it by hand. Bend a hook on each end of a 10 foot piece of rebar. Big hook on one end and little hook on the other turning the opposite way as each other. Any kind of clearing of log jams or snags. You can use it alone by hand or as a grapple with a rope and even throw it like a spear. Just throw it past and over what you want to snag and the hook always turns down as it goes across the top to catch it.
     
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