#### Andy44

##### owner: Oil Creek Astronautix
A few minutes overdue, but Happy Canada Day to our northern friends. Ran across this today, impossible to say how awesome you guys are:

#### C3PO

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It certainly renews my hope for people-kind.

#### Urwumpe

##### Not funny anymore
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Absolutely. They are awesome:

(But the Finnish style is also awesome)

#### Fabri91

##### Donator
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Their approach to a similar situation is a bit different, though:

#### Notebook

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RE #24872 and Danube cruises above.

Had a chat with my mate Les regarding London/Prague overland. His comments:

What ho George,
Ah, those long lost days of travelling by car to Czechoslovakia 'as was'.
We would drive to Dover and catch the 01:00 ferry to Ostend, this arrived at about 06:00 local time. It took about 3 hours to get to Aachen on the German border, then hack our way across on a 2 lane autobahn to the then West / East German crossing point of Furth im Wald, if we were lucky we would get there about 17:00. That's where we said goodbye to the West and slowly went through what I called "no mans land" finally hitting the Czech border. These guys seemed to have no sense of humour, but maybe I can't blame them, oh and I should have said they were carrying Kalashnikov's. Again if we were lucky we might be processed within the hour, but they checked everything, documents, visa's, had we paid the fixed amount in the equivalent of US dollars per person per day into Czech Crowns (non convertible when you left). then they searched the car, and I mean searched for any non permitted goods. Once given the all clear we then drove through small roads to Klatovy via Domazlice which took about 1 hour. Once in Klatovy I was ready for a nice cool Czech beer, and a sleep. In the early 1980's it was quite unusual to see another UK registered car in the country areas, the other problem was that for the most part you could only get low octane petrol. The trick was to take a can of Redex with you, and give a good squirt when filling up, this reduced the effects of "pinking".
Toodle pip, Les

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#### Andy44

##### owner: Oil Creek Astronautix
Gotta love the old Hercules, going strong since the 50s, and Lockheed Martin's test pilot actually loops this newest version while wringing it out at an air show. I've never seen a C-130 do this, before. (Loop is around 6:30, but the entire video is awesome)

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#### Artlav

##### Aperiodic traveller
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Speaking of cameras, the timelapse thingy i pointed at the apples 4 years ago finally died today. Not too hard to fix, but it's a good excuse to post the video.

Full project details here: https://orbides.org/lapse_camera.php

If you center it closer to evening you can see how the sun bobs up and down as the times of the year fly by:

#### Fabri91

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What do you do when you have some large quadcopter spare parts and think that USB fans are puny?

It's slightly terrifying.

#### Notebook

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Age test
Would you like to know how old do you act? Just answer 24 simple questions honestly and you will find out how old you really are.

https://www.age-test.com/

I'm 35, got that wrong.

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#### Notebook

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I feel I can't trust any on-line tests these days.

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#### Urwumpe

##### Not funny anymore
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Just read about something strange that happened at the Kassel Volkwagen plant. A large piece of the roof got blown away, but no debris inside the hall. No signs for any tornadic events. Still its attributed to a dust devil, but the explanation is highly dubious. dust devils don't require colder air to form and are more common during the early afternoon. Also there was little wind shear around on that day.

Now, my question is: Does somebody know similar events? And could it be possible that the roof got damaged by overpressure because of the heat?

https://www.hna.de/kassel/windhose-volkswagen-vw-10072114.html

#### Andy44

##### owner: Oil Creek Astronautix
That test says I'm 27. Sure, yeah, let's go with that...

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