## Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

ed wrote:picture? Where are you?
No idea how to upload a pic from my phone here.

Fort Myers Beach. Fishing in Estero Bay.

Eta: do you want to go to New Port Richey and TP gnome's house?
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Oh yeah cause you can figure out how to find gnome's home but don't know how to upload a picture

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Interesting company in Florida:

They make telescopes (should please Fid ) for detecting antimatter (and other stuff):
DETECTION OF ANTIMATTER GALAXIES, ASTEROIDS AND COSMIC RAYS

1. Foreword

Dr. R. M. Santilli, Chief Scientist of Thunder Energies Corporation (see his Curriculum , Prizes and Nominations , Publications in antimatter , and the General Archives ) has conducted three decades of mathematical, theoretical and experimental studies on antimatter initiated in the early1980s when he was at at Harvard University under DOE support.

This extended research has produced basically new telescopes, today known as Santilli telescopes, which have been conceived, designed, constructed, tested and produced to detect antimatter galaxies, antimatter cosmic rays and antimatter asteroids (international patent pending irrevocably owned by TEC without royalty payments).

Since matter and antimatter annihilate at contact into light, as a condition for its existence at the classical macroscopic level, antimatter must have all characteristics opposite to those of matter. For instance, matter-light has a positive index of refraction while, as a condition for its existence, antimatter-light must have a negative index of refraction (Figure 1).

Consequently, the focusing of images of matter-light require convex lenses as occurring in the Galileo telescopes, while the focusing of images of antimatter-light requires concave lenses, as occurring in Santilli telescopes (Figure 2).

The above features imply that none of the refractive Galileo-type telescopes existing on Earth or in space can detect antimatter-light because they are all based on convex lenses.

Similarly, we will never see images of antimatter-light with our naked eyes because our cornea is convex, and as such, it disperses images of antimatter-light all over our retina. The sole possibility to detect images of antimatter-light is via images on a digital or film camera.

2. Detection of antimatter galaxies

The Santilli telescopes should always be used in pair with optically aligned conventional Galileo telescopes, both telescopes having the same diameter of the primary lenses. the same curvature of the primary lenses and the same focal distances, with the understanding that curvature and focal distances become negative for the Santilli telescopes. [&c.]
http://www.thunder-energies.com/index.p ... -article-8

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Anti-matter galaxies?

ETA: OK, that all sounds like complete hooey to me. I'm guessing this guy is some kind of crank.
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

But, it's in STEREO!!11
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

WildCat wrote:
ed wrote:picture? Where are you?
No idea how to upload a pic from my phone here.

Fort Myers Beach. Fishing in Estero Bay.

Eta: do you want to go to New Port Richey and TP gnome's house?
Done that. It is an improvement and he thanks you.
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Lots of states have their absurd cryptids. The Jersey Devil for example. Champy in Vermont. etc.

But only Florida has a cryptid named "Booger".
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Incidentally, I met a rancher whose son saw the Myakka Swamp Ape

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skunk_ape
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

The Myakka Swamp Ape is *not* an "absurd cryptid".
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

The Ledger wrote:Citrus Department employee from Polk arrested on grand theft charges

BARTOW – An information-technology manager at the Florida Department of Citrus was arrested Tuesday on felony charges related to using department computers to create virtual currencies.
[…]
The department’s Office of Inspector General initiated the investigation earlier this year when an audit uncovered McDermott had purchased 24 computer-graphics cards at more than $22,000 between July and December last year with a department credit card. The Inspector General also found the department’s electric bills had increased by 41 percent between October and January, or nearly$825.

FDLE investigators learned McDermott was part of a virtual-currency mining pool and had been accessing a currency exchange from multiple computers at the Citrus Department, the statement said.
http://www.theledger.com/news/20180313/ ... ft-charges

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Caught an absolute monster this morning. This one towed my kayak all over the place, and it was way over the slot limit so I had to let it go. I measured 30" but it was curled up in the net a bit so it was probably 31" or 32". Slot limit is 18"-27". By far the biggest fish I've caught in a kayak.

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Probably for the best bud most of it was probably mercury. And yes some of the best days of my life were spent in a kayak
fishing on the Chattahoochee river.
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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Witness wrote:Interesting company in Florida:

They make telescopes (should please Fid ) for detecting antimatter (and other stuff):
DETECTION OF ANTIMATTER GALAXIES, ASTEROIDS AND COSMIC RAYS

1. Foreword

Dr. R. M. Santilli, Chief Scientist of Thunder Energies Corporation (see his Curriculum , Prizes and Nominations , Publications in antimatter , and the General Archives ) has conducted three decades of mathematical, theoretical and experimental studies on antimatter initiated in the early1980s when he was at at Harvard University under DOE support.

This extended research has produced basically new telescopes, today known as Santilli telescopes, which have been conceived, designed, constructed, tested and produced to detect antimatter galaxies, antimatter cosmic rays and antimatter asteroids (international patent pending irrevocably owned by TEC without royalty payments).

Since matter and antimatter annihilate at contact into light, as a condition for its existence at the classical macroscopic level, antimatter must have all characteristics opposite to those of matter. For instance, matter-light has a positive index of refraction while, as a condition for its existence, antimatter-light must have a negative index of refraction (Figure 1).

Consequently, the focusing of images of matter-light require convex lenses as occurring in the Galileo telescopes, while the focusing of images of antimatter-light requires concave lenses, as occurring in Santilli telescopes (Figure 2).

The above features imply that none of the refractive Galileo-type telescopes existing on Earth or in space can detect antimatter-light because they are all based on convex lenses.

Similarly, we will never see images of antimatter-light with our naked eyes because our cornea is convex, and as such, it disperses images of antimatter-light all over our retina. The sole possibility to detect images of antimatter-light is via images on a digital or film camera.

2. Detection of antimatter galaxies

The Santilli telescopes should always be used in pair with optically aligned conventional Galileo telescopes, both telescopes having the same diameter of the primary lenses. the same curvature of the primary lenses and the same focal distances, with the understanding that curvature and focal distances become negative for the Santilli telescopes. [&c.]
http://www.thunder-energies.com/index.p ... -article-8

Yep that'll work assuming your head is 1m wide and is sensetive to anything other than visible light.

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"it was way over the slot limit so I had to let it go."

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### Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Out fishing today and saw a manatee. I followed it a bit and it lead to another manatee. Got a bit on video, saw it a lot better in person thanks to polarized sunglasses. Water was only 4' or so deep.

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Do you have questions about God?

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