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Hanging Temple of Hengshan
Posted: 14 April 2012 10:11 PM   [ Ignore ]
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I love to think I’ve kept my eyes open for stories about new places and things, so have a decent storehouse of fantastic Earthly wonders.  Yet am constantly amazed at new personal discovers.

Check this out

http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-amazing-hanging-temple-hengshan

this incredible temple clings to a sheer cliff face 246 feet off the ground.
Located near Datong, China, the Hanging Temple of Hengshan was built 1,500 years ago.

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Posted: 15 April 2012 01:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Wow! Truly an engineering marvel!

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Posted: 15 April 2012 06:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I would not have expected that to last 1500 years. Incredible. The erosion rate must be very small.

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Posted: 15 April 2012 07:33 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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traveler - 15 April 2012 06:19 AM

I would not have expected that to last 1500 years. Incredible. The erosion rate must be very small.

I imagine they have kept repairing and adjusting them as time went by. But I haven’t read the article…

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Posted: 15 April 2012 08:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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George - 15 April 2012 07:33 AM
traveler - 15 April 2012 06:19 AM

I would not have expected that to last 1500 years. Incredible. The erosion rate must be very small.

I imagine they have kept repairing and adjusting them as time went by. But I haven’t read the article…

Doesn’t say. It takes about 15 seconds to read the text.

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Posted: 15 April 2012 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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traveler - 15 April 2012 08:21 AM
George - 15 April 2012 07:33 AM
traveler - 15 April 2012 06:19 AM

I would not have expected that to last 1500 years. Incredible. The erosion rate must be very small.

I imagine they have kept repairing and adjusting them as time went by. But I haven’t read the article…

Doesn’t say. It takes about 15 seconds to read the text.

He doesn’t like reading stuff I’ve linked to   tongue wink

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Posted: 15 April 2012 12:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Well, CC, having three young kids, having to drive them to parties, piano lessons, sport practices, answering their questions about why they can see the moon during the day or what is the froggy doing on top of the other froggy, fixing the fence, apologizing to my wife that I didn’t notice she got a new hairstyle…I think I need to be pretty selective about what I spend my occasional five minutes of freedom (!) on.  wink

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Posted: 15 April 2012 12:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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George - 15 April 2012 12:03 PM

Well, CC, having three young kids, having to drive them to parties, piano lessons, sport practices, answering their questions about why they can see the moon during the day or what is the froggy doing on top of the other froggy, fixing the fence, apologizing to my wife that I didn’t notice she got a new hairstyle…I think I need to be pretty selective about what I spend my occasional five minutes of freedom (!) on.  wink

Well you better pay more attention to your beautiful wife!
And I know the kids love having some time with you too, and they grow up so freak’n fast.

And i was just ribbing you anyways,
... And, if I were in your neighborhood I’d be happy to help you with that fence.

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but, you know what’s funny, I just came back here to quickly add something new I found regarding the scientific underpinning of a Arctic Ocean, Jet Stream, climate, weather connection.  Check it out if you get caught up

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Posted: 15 April 2012 04:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Well, CC, having three young kids, having to drive them to parties, piano lessons, sport practices, answering their questions about why they can see the moon during the day or what is the froggy doing on top of the other froggy, fixing the fence, apologizing to my wife that I didn’t notice she got a new hairstyle…I think I need to be pretty selective about what I spend my occasional five minutes of freedom (!) on.

Which leads me to ask a question I’ve wanted to ask for the last 7 months. How the hell do you guys find the time to read and absorb not only these posts but the amount of material everyone seems to read in such a short span of time??? we all have lives to live apart from this forum, but reading time for me is limited even though the kids are grown, the pets are dead, and I don’t have to slog through technical crap for the job any more. I now have both a kindle and and I-pad and that helps but I’m now back at least three books. Any suggestions? Or am I just stoopit George?!!  tongue wink

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Posted: 15 April 2012 05:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Who bothers reading the links and references?  I certainly don’t have time so I just wait until the thread starts and I can pick everything up from the first few posts.  LOL

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Posted: 15 April 2012 05:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Wanna know how I find time to read, Jack? I commute three hours a day, I only get about four hours of sleep, and I don’t play golf.  LOL

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Posted: 15 April 2012 06:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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I’d be a freekin zombie if I didn’t get at least 6 hours. Don’t know what commuting’s like though. I’ve always lived within 10 minutes from work. I do read and post during my planning time every morning. The plus side is getting ideas here to generate discussion with my students. They like the issues. It’s a current events class.


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Posted: 16 April 2012 05:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Occam. - 15 April 2012 05:49 PM

Who bothers reading the links and references?  I certainly don’t have time so I just wait until the thread starts and I can pick everything up from the first few posts.  LOL

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And I would do the same if I was still using my 300 baud modem…  LOL

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Posted: 16 April 2012 06:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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traveler - 16 April 2012 05:21 AM
Occam. - 15 April 2012 05:49 PM

Who bothers reading the links and references?  I certainly don’t have time so I just wait until the thread starts and I can pick everything up from the first few posts.  LOL

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And I would do the same if I was still using my 300 baud modem…  LOL

ouch, that’s harsh     cool smirk  LOL

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Posted: 16 April 2012 06:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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It is a beautiful engineering marvel.  Truly awesome.

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Posted: 16 April 2012 09:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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Quoting Traveler,

And I would do the same if I was still using my 300 baud modem

  Hey, that speed pretty well describes my ancient neural processors.  LOL

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