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Bushman

climber
The state of quantum flux
Apr 21, 2017 - 05:38am PT
A Rhombicuboctahedron

I dreamed about a rhombicuboctahedron
A twenty six sided die shaped sphere
But erroneously I thought it a decahedron
With only twelve sides it was no where near

When I go back to sleep tonight
I'll ponder on only a cube
The circle of life is a world shaped by strife
And too much for this country rube

-bushman
04/22/2017
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 05:42am PT
http://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/The-Mt-Starr-King-Registers-1931-82.pdf

Page 460 -
Nita Torres’ recalled another Yosemite hazard, hornets that nest in the ground:
“Somewhere during the first two miles, I stepped on a ground hornet’s nest and
the little bastards stung me in a couple of places. Ouch! One of the hornets flew
under my Vuarnet sunglasses and I thought I was going to get stung in the eye. I
was screaming (like a girly girl) and Reid rescued me by quickly pulling off my
glasses. The rest of the trip was fun. Loved the remote feeling. We ran into no
one. Reid took me up the easy route, gorgeous views, fire burning in the distance,
beautiful moon. Oh the sweet memories.”

Mt. Starr King.  1980s.  We never found a register, never signed one. ...
Mt. Starr King. 1980s. We never found a register, never signed one. But we eight well.
Credit: Jim Shirley

Recent Jeopardy! inquiry about the number of vertices in a cube.
I got it right - "eight or so."

How many toes did you manage?
Eight or so. Then I throwed up.

Robin Ingraham, a Merced climber and photographer, has been interested in preservation of old summit registers for years. He is mentioned in the intro to the link on Starr King in that regard, and has written for the Sierra Club publication on the subject. Ingraham's Trophies was located next to the used bookstore where I worked here in town, but I never really got to know Robin in all that time.

Here is a mention of him by Claude Fiddler.
https://vault.sierraclub.org/sierra/200807/iwashere2.asp
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 10:30am PT
Shitstorm in a teapot?
You choose, you moos.  Four stomachs are better than one for digesting...
You choose, you moos. Four stomachs are better than one for digesting grass and passing gas.
Credit: mouse from merced

http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2017-2-march-april/feature/allan-savory-says-more-cows-land-will-reverse-climate-change
hooblie

climber
from out where the anecdotes roam
Apr 21, 2017 - 10:39am PT
oops
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 21, 2017 - 11:06am PT
I can't believe I watched that whole thing but dang its funny.

Cheers
DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 21, 2017 - 05:53pm PT
The cows are Manilowing in the meadow
They've trampled on all of the corn
The sheep are stampeding in JTree
In spite of Miss Mary's ram's horn
And the sun came up at 6:30
On time and dressed up and purty.
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
Credit: mouse from merced
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 21, 2017 - 07:06pm PT


mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 03:46am PT
No charge at the entrances to YNP this weekend...save thirty bucks on fee.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/04/21/yosemite-is-free-this-weekend-but-dont-take-this-road/

FREE FREE FREE FREE FREE FEE.

Ranger Ferdinand Castillo
Ranger Ferdinand Castillo
Credit: Yosemite National Park
Ferdinand Castillo at the gate.  1985.
Ferdinand Castillo at the gate. 1985.
Credit: Jonathan Blair/NG
Tourons will be bound to ask:

Why is there a four foot difference in the elevation signs?
Where do I pay for my free entrance fee?
Why is there no cell service?
When is Tioga opening?
Is Ferdinand your real name?
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 22, 2017 - 05:44am PT
Use of img tags OK?

There used to be a "vulnerability" where the image could send a HTTP 401 Unauthenticated response, which would trigger a login screen for the user. If you set this as forum avatar, it would spawn a login popup for anyone visiting a page where your avatar appears. Lots of people will then attempt to log in with some username and password combination, probably the one for their forum account.

A friend of mine found this a few years ago, but nowadays it doesn't seem to work anymore. At least I couldn't easily reproduce it a few months back. Edit: I was wrong, this attack is still possible! /edit

As for XSS attacks this way, you're safe. The browser will, or should, always interpret this as an image no matter what it contains or what headers it sends. You can customize the image based on the request (serving a small image to SMF prechecking the image so that it doesn't downscale it, then large for everyone else). Or feed the browser lots of gif-data until memory runs out or something. But there are no real big vulnerabilities here that allow Remote Code Execution as far as I know.


https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/36447/img-tag-vulnerability
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 06:52am PT
Do not assume the image I am seeing is the same one YOU are seeing.
I see twenty-one pigeons in this img.  You may not.
I see twenty-one pigeons in this img. You may not.
Credit: mouse from merced
Frankly, I don't get it. It fails to add up. I feel stupid now. Thanks a lot.

Not to mention vulnerable.
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 22, 2017 - 08:39am PT
Good ole Ferdinand. I think of him every time I drive beneath Ferdinand Point.

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 09:52am PT
He is resting in peace somewhere, maybe taking the answer to the question:
"What happened to four feet of Tioga Pass?" with him.

Dingus, do you, as the putative geology expert of the bunch, know anything about the would-be elevation of TP?
Dingus Milktoast

Trad climber
Minister of Moderation, Fatcrackistan
Apr 22, 2017 - 09:53am PT
No, I do not Mouse. I'd defer to Tuolumne Tradster first then google. :)

DMT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 09:58am PT
Googled it.
https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Elevation+of+Tioga+Pass

Yet a third figure. Mysterious but there's an explanation. It helps to know just how high you are. Ask Morrison, but he's also RIP (in France at 285 feet).
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 10:08am PT
Yes, a man's got to know his limitations.
Else, how can one exceed them?


And did life imitate Andy or did Andy imitate life?
Who really cares but Andy's lickspittles?

In Oliver Stone's The Doors, Jim Morrison meets Andy Warhol at a party. The camera focuses on a golden telephone, which Warhol offers to Morrison saying: "Somebody gave me this telephone... I think it was Edie... yeah, it was Edie... and she said I could talk to God with it, but uh... I don't have anything to say... so here... (giving Jim the phone) this is for you... now you can talk to God." Morrison accepts the telephone and later gives it to a homeless person.

I'm fairly certain there was just the standard black phone access at TP.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Topic Author's Reply - Apr 22, 2017 - 03:46pm PT
A slow day at the Taco. A veritable swamp of molasses.

Not even a peep about 4 - 20 the last two days. Not even from Gnome.

In the spirit of livening it up, here.


BRAND NEW FILLEM ABOUT EARLY CLIMBERS GETS THE BIRD.
Details when they come. I think Messner is holding the bird in question, a very tiny one.

The hardest climb was always the best for Mummery.
zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 22, 2017 - 03:50pm PT
Look me in the eye and say that, man.

zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 22, 2017 - 03:53pm PT
Yeah I know, jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule, but what about Freddy Fender?



For the feint of Eye

Credit: zBrown

But the bootz you say, weren't they made for walkin?

Christopher or Nancy, I say.



zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 22, 2017 - 04:00pm PT
The hair, my friend, is blowing in the wind.



Cookie V. or Chele? You don't look strong enough to take the message.


zBrown

Ice climber
Apr 22, 2017 - 04:04pm PT
fukdatsheeit, Cap'n



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