Sunday, October 06, 2019
A Moving Mystery

(Thanks to author David K. Lynch, whose excellent guidebooks & advice have proved useful on my multiple visits to the Alamo River delta and the Mullet Island geothermal field)

"DANGER: Roads may be impassable, fumaroles are boiling hot and dangerous. The fumaroles are 1.3 miles to the north [as the crow flies] and consist of three steaming hot fields of mud pots and mud volcanoes (gryphons and salses, respectively) and several that are still under water (Lynch, Hudnut and Adams 2013). They have been episodically submerged since the Salton Sea formed in 1905. In the 1930s they were popular tourist attractions, but were submerged by the rising sea in the late 1950’s. They were most recently exposed in 2007."
Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019
"Engine failure, engine fire, electrical failure, electrical fire, radio failure, radar failure, pressurization failure, wing-flap failure, landing-gear failure, gyroscopic failure, airspeed-indication failure, altimeter failure, anti-ice failure, personal (girlfriend) failure, tail-tin-canning lightning-strike failure and trim failures--"


"A bank that turned into an uncontrolled spiral dive, during which the descent rate exceeded 50,000 feet per minute and the airplane approached the speed of sound before the captain pulled the wings off in flight. All 102 occupants died in terror."


"I spoke to a heavy-jet pilot with global experience who said that had he been flying that 737, he would have scratched for all the altitude he could get — probably 20,000 feet — and after the first few vectors would have ignored air-traffic control and 'pointed the damned airplane toward Nevada.' He meant he would have pared down to the essentials and sought to buy time."


"The column snapped forward, and the airplane responded by violently pitching down, 20 degrees below the horizon. Just then, with the stick shaker still rattling, the MCAS kicked in and achieved full nose-down trim, doubling the angle of the dive. As the speed shot through 450 knots, the pilots hauled back on their control columns to no effect. Six minutes after takeoff, the airplane hit the ground doing approximately 600 miles an hour. It buried itself into a 30-foot-deep crater in farmland about 32 miles southeast of the airport."
Saturday, September 14, 2019

Saturday, September 07, 2019
Mamiya 7 Medium Format Rangefinder Camera Body, Black Gray - With Caps - Bargain
SKU: 283185-597750

Mamiya 80mm F/4 N L Lens For Mamiya 7 - With Caps - Excellent
SKU: 332866-598191
Friday, September 06, 2019

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