Nathan Masters
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8/6/15
4:19 PM
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It was a problem my first night—and then I realized I needed to let it ventilate. With all the vents open, I barely noticed any condensation at all. And it held up to some nasty weather when a thunderstorm blew through the Alaska Basin, dumping hail on my camp.

8/6/15
4:13 PM
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Have you tried Sierra Designs’ new Tensegrity tents? I brought the single-person version on a recent hike through the Tetons. It was definitely more work to set up than my old double-wall tent, but I loved all the head room afforded by the inverted design, and it hardly took up any space in my pack.

2/10/15
4:35 PM
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Well, the European clocks ran at the same frequency but on a different voltage. California's power grid still followed the U.S. standard of 120 V. Much of Europe was at 220-230 V.

11/11/14
8:29 PM
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Thanks for clarifying. I never meant to suggest that the Ajax missile was a nuke. As for the "Regulus Junior," I couldn't find anything about it, either.

10/28/14
3:52 PM
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The lines shut down at various times. The Redondo Beach line shut down in 1940 but the Balboa line along the Orange County coast remained open until 1950. And there are myriad factors behind the decline of the streetcar system—it's not as simple as Who Framed Roger Rabbit suggests. Read more

9/5/14
4:58 PM
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Photo credit: George R. Fry. Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA. Used under a Creative Commons license.

8/6/14
1:25 PM
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Many sources cite the searchlight's power as 3 million candles—perhaps because of this sign. But that's hardly an impressive figure, and early coverage of the light when it entertained fairgoers in Chicago confirms that its actual luminous intensity was several orders of magnitude stronger, closer to 375 million

7/21/14
11:09 PM
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If anyone's curious (and I know I was), the man with the eyepatch and pipe is astronomer Thornton Page, who served on the CIA's Robertson Panel on UFOs.

7/17/14
7:40 PM
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I believe hangars two and three at Moffett Field were built from the same design.

7/17/14
5:02 PM
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Interesting, thanks for sharing. JAG and The X Files were also shot there. As for the helium generators, they were connected to the hangars by an underground pipe. Read more

7/17/14
4:55 PM
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In any case, I'm not sure the wooden roof would provide the proper insulation for a ski range.

7/17/14
4:55 PM
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Developers floated a few ideas (an indoor ski range was not among them) back in 2007, including a motorcross facility. The mayor called them "the worst proposals I have ever seen addressed to the City Council."

6/30/14
7:48 PM
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I prefer that, although it's confusing in places. For instance, the Hollywood Freeway is the 101 north until Studio City, where it become the 170. Same problem with the Ventura Freeway and routes 101/134.