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oldviolin

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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 6:31am

 maryte wrote:

Neanderthals - they really *do* exist!



I knew I couldn't hide forever...
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Posted: May 11, 2021 - 6:26am

Neanderthals - they really *do* exist!

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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 9:37am

 black321 wrote:

For a station with thousands of listeners,
why do the forums only have the same dozen or so posters?
I recall significant more participation, at time when there were only hundreds listening.
It can't all be the bad political rantings.
Is there a way to improve and make the forums more compelling, 
or has the experience past, and time to shut it down?


Too many trolls out there. Been here since 2001 but officially 2002. And I’ve seen those trolls do a number on the regulars who just upped and left.


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Posted: May 8, 2021 - 8:09am

 katzendogs wrote:

I believe it is exactly that.



"your big head is why"

- manbird
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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 9:09pm

 black321 wrote:


Why not ignore those,  and post in more compelling threads...or can we just not avoid looking at the car wrecks?


You're from back in the day. Those threads make people angry. Who needs that?
black321

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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 5:02pm

 katzendogs wrote:

I believe it is exactly that.



Why not ignore those,  and post in more compelling threads...or can we just not avoid looking at the car wrecks?
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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 2:58pm

 katzendogs wrote:

I believe it is exactly that.


And over-posting of material that's just a headline without commentary, and easily accessible by any news aggregator.
We don't need the fora to be the place to see all the latest national/international news without contribution by the poster.

katzendogs

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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 2:37pm

 black321 wrote:


It can't all be the bad political rantings.


I believe it is exactly that.

black321

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Posted: May 7, 2021 - 11:17am

For a station with thousands of listeners,
why do the forums only have the same dozen or so posters?
I recall significant more participation, at time when there were only hundreds listening.
It can't all be the bad political rantings.
Is there a way to improve and make the forums more compelling, 
or has the experience past, and time to shut it down?
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Posted: Apr 30, 2021 - 5:19am

 islander wrote:


I work on boats, I live on a boat, I can't imagine having a pair of glasses for 2-3 years. My sunglasses float though. 



Do you think there are as many pairs of sunglasses at the bottom as there are beer cans? Heaven knows hub and I have contributed at least a dozen pair of Hobie's and Jones' over the years.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 9:58pm

 kurtster wrote:

Croakies are your friend.  I am sure that you already know of these.

The anti reflective coatings are metal oxides. Salt water is extremely corrosive to these lens coatings and most frames.  Same as perspiration which is also a corrosive salt.  Regular washing and rinsing prescription glasses in this kind of environment should be a high priority.  In this environment dried salt water or perspiration leaves hard salt crystals on the lenses, so rinsing before even washing will help to dissolve these crystals before they can scratch and do any damage.


Didn't realize that brand was still around. I've tried several versions and never really liked them that much.  Especially for work, I've managed to get caught up on all kinds of stuff in tight confines, I don't need an extra loose strap on my noggin.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 8:15pm

 islander wrote:
 black321 wrote:
 thanks
2-3 years is about when the circles of death appear.


I work on boats, I live on a boat, I can't imagine having a pair of glasses for 2-3 years. My sunglasses float though. 
 
Croakies are your friend.  I am sure that you already know of these.

The anti reflective coatings are metal oxides. Salt water is extremely corrosive to these lens coatings and most frames.  Same as perspiration which is also a corrosive salt.  Regular washing and rinsing prescription glasses in this kind of environment should be a high priority.  In this environment dried salt water or perspiration leaves hard salt crystals on the lenses, so rinsing before even washing will help to dissolve these crystals before they can scratch and do any damage.
islander

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 7:22pm

 black321 wrote:
 thanks
2-3 years is about when the circles of death appear.


I work on boats, I live on a boat, I can't imagine having a pair of glasses for 2-3 years. My sunglasses float though. 
miamizsun

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 4:03pm

 kurtster wrote:
And how do you clean your glasses ?
 
i've been wearing them in the shower

works pretty well for me
black321

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 12:23pm

 thanks
2-3 years is about when the circles of death appear.
kurtster

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 11:22am

 black321 wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

And how do you clean your glasses ?


one of those cleaning clothes...sometimes with a breath, sometimes with the solution. 
 
There lies your problem.  That and cleaning them dry.   Just takes one false move to scratch a lens.  That is where most all of the scratches come from.  Scratches are like diamonds.  They are forever.  Treat your glasses just as you would a high end camera lens.

You need to wash them in the sink under warm running water with a splash of Dawn, another liquid like soft soap or an eyeglass spray.  Gently rub going from soapy to squeaky clean under the running water. Then dry with a clean lint free cotton or microfiber cloth that has never seen fabric softener.  Never use a paper product.  You do wash the cloths once in awhile, right ?  They turn into sandpaper after awhile if you don't.  Fabric softeners leave a film behind that no matter how hard you rub, it will not go away.  That is the secret, especially the rinsing part.  Otherwise you just rearrange the goop and park it at the edges and it gets back onto the lenses eventually, when you clean again with just a spray and a cloth.

I'll bet a buck that most of the scratches are the swirly circular type and not straight lines.  The swirly ones are from you cleaning them or trying to clean them.  Straight lines are from dropping them or other mishaps.

With proper cleaning, the coatings should stand up for at least two years, which is the expected life span of the lenses and frames.  Most of the premium anti reflective coatings have a two year warranty against scratching and failure of the coating itself.  That is not to say both won't last longer if you take really good care of them.  If you do have premium A/R then take a good look at them when they are around 18 months old.  Not liking what you see ?  Take them in and ask to use your scratch warranty.  You will get a brand new set of lenses as they can no longer be stripped and recoated.  Might be a slight service fee or not.  You may have to give up your frames for a return trip to the lab and use your spares while they are out or not.  The warranty does not start over as many seem to think.  It's two years from original purchase.  This is pretty much industry wide.

HTH ...
GeneP59

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 9:41am

 black321 wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

And how do you clean your glasses ?


one of those cleaning clothes...sometimes with a breath, sometimes with the solution. 
 
I have a nice suede feeling type glass cleaning cloth I got with my glasses I bought. I also use a dedicated micro-fiber cloth for cleaning them too.
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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 9:37am

 davidharper wrote:
you have to love how the GOP trotted out their token black senator for the republican response to the SOTU address. 
The only black republican in the United States senate.  Well done idiots.
 
Hmmmm {#Think} yup you are a real true liberal with that comment. Nice job {#Clap} with your racist remark with the TOKEN BLACK SENATOR comment.
And since your party only has TWO black Senators you are superior. Nice job following the President call to join the country together.
black321

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Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 8:55am

 kurtster wrote:

And how do you clean your glasses ?


one of those cleaning clothes...sometimes with a breath, sometimes with the solution. 
davidharper



Posted: Apr 29, 2021 - 8:42am

you have to love how the GOP trotted out their token black senator for the republican response to the SOTU address. 
The only black republican in the United States senate.  Well done idiots.
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