Hmmm, I was there earlier this year for the SAE "Aerodesign" model airplane competitions that feature University teams from across North & South America. It was a lot of fun. The museum is excellent. We got to "go behind the scenes" and see the <acronym title="Swissair">SR</acronym>-17 display, whic...Jump to post
Ohh, yes, The Postal Service is excellent.Jump to post
I wonder if they're vacuum bagged??Jump to post
I don't think I've ever encountered anything in my day-to-day life that was close enough to "airplane smell" to bring up any memories. It seems its a very distinct odour. When I think about it, its sort of a plastic smell with coffee and disinfectant mixed in <img src="/discussions/graphics/sm...Jump to post
How are they preventing YOU from seeing and enjoying a movie? And there is a formulaic approach, of sorts, to making and analyzing films: Choice of actors, screenplay, directorial approach, appropriate choice in music, quality/originaliy in set design, expressiveness of cinematograpy, *script* of co...Jump to post
I really really love modern classical music - what I call "theatrical music". Stuff like John Williams and Basil Polidouris - you know, the big theatrical music scores. I love Vangelis' "Conquest of Paradise" from 1492. I love O Fortuna (okay, not exactly a movie piece). "Russian Navy Hymn" as perfo...Jump to post
Check out this awesome satellite picture of Vancouver airport...
Make sure you click on enlarge.
Kino is releasing what is supposed to be the most "authentic" version of this movie on Feb. 18. I've got a crappy version from the 80s featuring non-original subtitles and I think a score by Queen........... Before I run out an buy this though, I just want to make sure this is indeed what it is clai...Jump to post
Looking for observation decks is a great excuse for exploring tall buildings... You pick a tall, interesting looking building (typically and office tower or bank building) and "explore" just how high up the building you can get. The top-most floors of tall buildings are very cool and usually close t...Jump to post
I'm looking for some photos that show planes in such a way that you can see their relative sizes...like a 737 next to a 747, or an md-11 compared to an a320...you get the idea. I've seen lots of shots with aircraft way in the background, or lineups of tails/noses, but that's not quite the effect I'm...Jump to post
You've both missed an important point in cloud formation: Updrafts! You see patchy spots of cumulus clouds due to localized cells of rising air. You're never going to get an entire "plane" of stable rising warm air... (Well, in warm fronts, there is a close approximation to this wherein warm air is ...Jump to post