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Solar eclipse: birds to stop singing as Moon passes Sun

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by T0NYS, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. T0NYS

    T0NYS Supreme Member

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    Might get some peace from their squawking! The birds 'round here are mental.
     
  3. Trepanated

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    I think the media are making a bigger deal out of it than it really is.

    In London the maximum eclipse will be less than 90% and it'll basically still be daylight.

    I've seen an eclipse that maxed at 98% and it was still full daylight. The light did lessen, but it was more like the difference between a sunny day and a full cloudy day.

    That was in the tropics though in summer, so there may be a more noticeable difference this far north and in winter, but it's not going to turn into night time by a long chalk
     
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    Tell me about it. I live by the beach so we get a mix of all different types of birds shitting all over the place (mostly seagulls). Lots of fishermen too who leave dead fish in the sand so they fatten up then come shit on my house and leave eggs everywhere.

    HOWEVER. I figured out a very effective solution to get rid of all birds within like a 300 yard radius... somewhat accidental.

    Last summer, I built a very powerful 4 gallon (gas) per minute HHO steel cutting torch. It runs off water and electricity (12V, 100A), uses KOH as a catalyst which splits the water into 2 parts Hydrogen and 1 part Oxygen. The gas itself is ridiculously powerful. It gets hot enough to cut through anything. Steel rebar, fire brick, master locks, fence posts... etc. I used it to take out a HUGE tree stump in my backyard. I had tried EVERYTHING trying to get rid of that stump. Saws, stump remover, axing at it for hours on end. Then I drilled over 100 holes in the stump, started a coal fire over it and let it burn for 2 days straight. Came back and notice it didn't do shit. It only burned through the outer 2 inches. Tried a rope and my brothers pickup truck. Nothing worked. Then months later when I made this torch, I was able to cut right through the dirt ground, cut through all the roots and the center of the stump itself in less than 30 minutes and pull out all the pieces. I was amazed.

    Anyway, if you run the gas through soapy water, then light the little HHO bubbles EVERY SINGLE TIME the detonation BLOWS OUT YOUR EARDRUMS.

    Here's an example:



    So naturally, if you put it in a balloon, the sound is sooo fucking loud, the concussive wave so strong it tricks the birds into thinking a thunderstorm is coming and they all evacuate and seek refuge.

    Here's how the pro's do it: (FF to 29:50): https://youtu.be/Aa1jyzdol-4?t=29m51s


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  5. nobodyelsein

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    It was cloudy and gloomy before the eclipse. Dark and gloomy during it and dark and gloomy after it. Being English I have been conditioned to expect disappointment when exposed to hype.
     
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    I saw a headline stating that "UK to plunge into darkness!"
    These guys are crazy. At best it could be described as overcast. Clickbait headlines from newspapers really grind my gears.
     
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    Of course they will stop singing, they will be like WTF is that in the sky.
     
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    Was quite a good display down south, definitely went darker, not totally but was kind of cool. Sort of the dark as a storm comes in.
    Birds did go quiet and kicked off again after it finished about 10.15(ish).

    Got a few photos of it, need to crack out the photoshop to clean them up a bit.

    Love things like this.
     
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    yeah! they will stop on whatever they are doing and stare at it with high curiosity just like how humans react to something unusual passing by. :10:
     
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    yeah! like they will stop on whatever they are doing and stare at it with high curiosity just like how humans react to something unusual passing by. :10:

    but it might be that animals tend to rest during solar eclipse because they think it is already night time.
     
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