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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Insomniac-Net ANSWERS -- Friday[32], Aug 11, 2017 [ C - C- C ]

Insomniac-Net ANSWERS -- Friday[32], Aug 11, 2017 [ C - C- C ]
Tonight's Topic: TSE 2017 -- Part 1
ANSWERS = [ C - C - C]
RATED: PG
    Good morning/evening, everybody! Thank you for joining us last night.
    We hope you discovered something interesting during the time we spent together on the Insomniac Net last night.
        -- The ever-delightful Shelley [KF7TBA] and just plain old LW [K7LWA] (email K7LWA.INS@gmail.com).
    (Please Note: The Net Controller's Answers are always CORRECT (even if they aren't every time!)
    Please check out Winsystem's Insomniac Trivia Net page.
    You can get these Questions & Answers at the Yahoo-groups' Messages Link.

       
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    As many of you living in North America may know, a spectactular celestrial event will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017.
    This event is a Solar Eclipse which can be seen "totally" (moon covers sun 100%) or a least partially (moon covers sun < 100%) across North America.
    Accordingly, we offer for your approval, 3 questions about the upcoming TSE 2017 (Part 1)?
    Please choose your answers from any of the 3 (reuseable) answers of "A", "B", or "C" (if applicable!) for each of the following question  
    Good Luck and remember, YOU are always a WINNER with us, regardless of your actual answers!  
    OK, put on your smoke-mask, and venture outside....
            https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-gy15wHi8IkM/WY6UzzYFQiI/AAAAAAAADtQ/P0k5uqLaaU8N04nWM8KBIdA9sJWA3UGWwCLcBGAs/s1600/total-solar-eclipse_1200x480.jpg
++ TSE 2017 -- Part 1 ++
Question #1: The last time (year) a total solar eclipse spanned the contiguous (the lower 48) United States was in what year?
        A. 1865, or
        B. 1899, or
        C. 1918.
The last time a total solar eclipse spanned the contiguous United States was in 1918.
The path of totality entered the U.S. through the southwest corner of Washington state and passed over Denver, Jackson (Mississippi) and Orlando before exiting the country at the Atlantic coast of Florida.
    [SOURCE: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Map and Shapefiles ]
            https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vbwgEdN2mTM/WY7YisnTYpI/AAAAAAAADuY/X5eDbcCNtAYcWXqPPYOA-jWqA_gjub4KgCLcBGAs/s1600/usno_1918_print.jpg
Question #2: How many U.S. states will the Path of Totality pass through on August 21?
        A. 9, or
        B. 10, or
        C. 14.
The path of totality passes through 14 states during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
    [SOURCE: 2017 Eclipse State Maps]
            https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-fcVgku8zeSU/WY7TYiSw9TI/AAAAAAAADt0/ot-F7WLzqX8m4ZM1B7ftPXG_-8mThMXkQCLcBGAs/s1600/eclipse-path.jpg
Question #3: Those eclipse viewers outside the path of totality will only witness a fraction of the sun's area covered by the moon. What's the technical term for this?
        A. Partial Path of Totality, or
        B. Partial Path of non-Totality or
        C. Obscuration.
This map of the United States shows the path of the Moon's umbral shadow — the path of totality — during the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, as well as the obscuration (the fraction of the Sun's area covered by the Moon) in places outside the umbral path.
    [SOURCE: 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Map and Shapefiles ]
                https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-h_cj6pfRjbE/WY7bi8qM9DI/AAAAAAAADu4/5WCJyxSuMUcXBuhvBfd296lcf4nfVwwpACLcBGAs/s1600/TSIS_Eclipse.gif
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++ INTERACTIVE MAP OF THE DAY ++
                https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Dg_DR62ok10/WY7ZuSfssfI/AAAAAAAADuk/hQe01Xmk17IkE5Xq-QY3urW9IokT3MDjACLcBGAs/s1600/Interactive%2BMap%2Bof%2B2017%2BTotal%2BSolar%2BEclipse.URL.jpg
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Please include you name, Callsign, and those correct answers.
Good luck everyone!
Shelley [KF7TBA] & LW [K7LWA]
K7LWA.INS@gmail.com
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Next Week: TSE 2017 -- Part 2
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Thank you!
Shelley [KF7TBA] & LW [K7LWA]
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INS2017[32]-08-11    2017-223
Posted 2017-08-12 03:50PT
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Insomniac-Net Questions -- Friday[32], Aug 11, 2017

Insomniac-Net Questions -- Friday[32], Aug 11, 2017
Tonight's Topic: TSE 2017 -- Part 1
    Good morning/evening, everybody! Thank you for joining us tonight.
    We hope you'll discover something interesting during the time we spend together on the Insomniac Net for the next 90+ minutes.
        -- The ever-delightful Shelley [KF7TBA] and just plain old LW [K7LWA] (email K7LWA.INS@gmail.com).
    (Please Note: The Net Controller's Answers are always CORRECT (even if they aren't every time!)
    Please check out Winsystem's Insomniac Trivia Net page.
    You can get these Questions & Answers at the Yahoo-groups' Messages Link.

=================
    As many of you living in North America may know, a spectactular celestrial event will occur on Monday, August 21, 2017.
    This event is a Solar Eclipse which can be seen "totally" (moon covers sun 100%) or a least partially
(moon covers sun < 100%) across North America.     Accordingly, we offer for your approval, 3 questions about the upcoming TSE 2017 (Part 1)?
    Please choose your answers from any of the 3 (reuseable) answers of "A", "B", or "C" (if applicable!) for each of the following question  
    Good Luck and remember, YOU are always a WINNER with us, regardless of your actual answers!  
    OK, put on your smoke-mask, and venture outside....
++ TSE 2017 -- Part 1 ++
Question #1: The last time (year) a total solar eclipse spanned the contiguous (the lower 48) United States was in what year?
        A. 1865, or
        B. 1899, or
        C. 1918.
Question #2: How many U.S. states will the Path of Totality pass through on August 21?
        A. 9, or
        B. 10, or
        C. 14.
Question #3: Those eclipse viewers outside the path of totality will only witness a fraction of the sun's area covered by the moon. What's the technical term for this?
        A. Partial Path of Totality, or
        B. Partial Path of non-Totality or
        C. Obscuration.
[SOURCE: TBA ]
        https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c_vtEv-hE58/WY6Uzhpz_KI/AAAAAAAADtI/L3b28kF9H0csUa9kafrksPgl4fjG_Kc-wCLcBGAs/s1600/usa_eclipse_map_v2_print.jpg
=================
++ QUOTE OF THE DAY ++   --  An Eclipse Fan:
"Awesome, now turn on the light, please...."
    [Source:  Anon]
=================
Please include you name, Callsign, and those correct answers.
Good luck everyone!
Shelley [KF7TBA] & LW [K7LWA]
K7LWA.INS@gmail.com
=================
Next Week: ????
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Tonight's CALL LIST (from last week)
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INS2017[32]-08-11    2017-223
NEW to List
Pending (else TTFN) -- also those with (*)
Need 2nd Check-In to get on List
||| -- Net Controllers & WhizKids (regular Check-Ins) [+5-10 mins]
KE6LGE    Big Al
KG6PH    Chuck
N5ZUA    Steve
K4GET    Ronald 
KG5IOK    Terry
N6MGW    Herb
K6LBL    Linda
AF6EQ    Russell
K6CBR    Bryan 
||| -- Alternate Net Controllers (Will Call)
K6TAV    Tom
K6KYA    Steve
KF6HBU    Roger
KG6JJM    June
K6IXQ    Scott
KF6QBW    Jim
KI7CJY    Christina
W7PRV    Shi
KE7ULC    Ron
KF7FCQ    Joy
K6JSI    Shorty
N6WI    Uncle Terry
||| -- Long Time Friends
KI6MAH    Paige
VE6PWT    Bob ("No you see me, now you don't")
KI6JIP    Bud
KB7EM    Howard
K7ZH    Bob Miller
K7BRH    Ron
KH6GKK    Paul
K7KFG    Kurt
K6PMS    Phil
KC8TJV    Marilyn
N7WNS    Will
KD6LOG    Cheryl
KO6GS    Darrell
W7LHC+    Joyce
W7LHC    Don
[[ NODE DROP ]]
[[ Re-READ? ]]   [+20-25 mins]
||| -- OVER THERE    
DU9/G8IRC David+Rose+Max
VK5ZEA    Michael
JS1LQI    Masa
JN2UNC    Toshiaki (Toshi)
VK2DY    Robert
||| -- EAST, CEN, MTN, AZ Coasts       [+30-35 mins]
KD5PUR    Andrew
AC2NW    Mike
VA3KVI    Kevin
N8GAC    Mike
KE8BTS    Abbot
KB3BYJ    Mike
KB3YRC    Richard
KN4DOK    Mike
K1IF    John
K5HNK    Hank
W5PCJ    Terry
K5CAP    Craig
W5KZP    Ken
KG5QMO Joe
KF5WFB    Elisha
KF5DDA    Kelly
KG5RRW Sam
W3NH    Owen
K4DXY    David
W4JGD    Glenn
K7CAE    Chuck
KD7ZXU    Earl
KI7FTM    Alex*
K7VNC    James
N7GIB    Dan
KI7DUL    Wayne
[[ NODE DROP ]]
||| -- Beav & Duck Lands   [+40-45 mins]
W7MTL    Craig
W7FIF    Mary
WA7ABU    Dan
W7DWE    Don*
KA7NDI    Candace
K7VFO    Jeremy
N7DKB    Debra
NW7OR    Richard
K7TRX    Henry
KI7ATT    Marty
KI7ATS    Jeff
KI7HCR    Andy
KI7KXG    Delton
KB7OK    Kerry
KG7CSS    Richard
KE7VWX    Everett
W7AJW    Adam
KE7QXR    Russel
KG7BYC    Art & Joyce
KG5IYL    John
W7PIT    Elaine
N7REO    Mac
||| -- WA Territory  
 (Seattle area) MT BALDI is not working....
please your answers to mailto:K7LWA.INS@gmail.com
Puget Sound WA area access:
  Rich [W7VTX] - Seattle (Thank you!)
     146.550 (Simplex) PL=123.0
     445.800 (Simplex) PL=103.5
  Lonney [KL3NO] - Puyallup (Thank you!)
     145.770 Simplex PL=123.0
K7PIA    Philip
KG7ODB    Dean
AE7WZ    Tony
KG6RYC    Patrick
KI7DQH    Jeff
KI7DEF    Josh
VA7XNL    Sheldon
VE7MOX    Ed
VA6PW    Paul
[[ NODE DROP ]]
||| -- Points West+Up       [+50-55 mins]
KK6EDW+    Kate
KK6EDW    Brian
W6TCD    Ben
W6TL    Tony
KI6GVY    Anthony
KJ6YAO    Jack
KK6HVR    Joanie
KK6KOH    Mark
KK6HWN    Paul
KK6IMI    Ruben
W6RBC    Barry*
K1KMO    Kevin
AA6TT    Mike
N6CCW    John
KB6WR    Steve
KB6TR    Terry
KC6FLB    Lance
KK6MWW Eric

KI7SY    Frank
W7RCL+    Jean
W7RCL    Ron
KK6IPR    Charles
W6MAG    Mike*
N6PUL    John
KK6WFJ    Terry
K2FFT    Al
KH6PAC    Mike
KK6ZLH    Patrick*
KM6FLO    Joleen
KM6DOV    David
KM6FDD    Lloyd
KF6BWY    Ray
W6BZP+    Cheryl
W6BZP    Bob
KE6KOI    Ben
K6PHB    John
W9KKN    Bill*
KJ6IQV    Denzil*
N6RVB    Dan
KM6AME    Rick
AI6PD    Mike
KM6WTF    Jeff*
KM6FCY    Steven
KI6QXS    Gary
KB6WSD    Randy*
KM6IOK    Carl*
K6GOP    Chuck
KM6INS    Fred
KJ6UZS    Steven
K6WA    Dave
KK4RYG    Arenza
KI6INW    John
KE6KJL    Frank
K6JAE    Jeff
KE6AZO    John
KK6WUB    Doug
KD6JVV    Ronnie
KG6JOA    Brian
WB2MVM    Marc
KM6JSW    Joe
K6PTZ    Mark
KI6KTL    Christopher
KM6KMT    Samantha
KM6IRY    Vince
KM6LDD    Erin
KI6AZT    Larry
KI6BHN    Garrett
KC6MMN    Alex
KM6DNM    Dan
KK7YB    Don
KB3ICC    Jason
M6IFA    John
[[ NODE DROP ]]
||| -- NEW (or RETURNED) Last Week       [+1:10 - 1:20 hr]
WD0JIM    Jim
KM6LJP    Fred
KK6WUA+Melissa
KK6WUA    Robert
KE7WIR    Patrick

||| -- PENDING   [+1:10 - 1:20 hr]
KJ6NRE    Eugene
VE3MAT    Matt
KK6SFK    Sean

[[ NODE DROP ]]?
||| -- EMAIL/Late 
PLEASE LET ME KNOW
IF YOU PREFER TO BE
CALLED ON-AIR INSTEAD
OF USING EMAIL!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR EMAILS!
VA7RJE    Rob
KB2LEN    Len
KE7FTV    Lori
AE7AN    Al
KL7WM    Daniel
KL7WM+    Dianna
K6AJY    Bryan 
WB6CSH    Mike
KK6RYJ+Cynthia
KK6RYJ    Gary
VE7SXM    Steve
N6ESG    Glen
N0DKC    Deb
WB6ZQS    James
KL7ES    Paul
AD7TM+    Linda
AD7TM    Bill
KI7FAW    Steven
K6JRD    John
[[ NODE DROP ]]
[[ Re-READ? ]]
[[ Late, Missed, or New ]]     [+1:15 - ? hr]
[[ ANSWERS & QUOTE ]]
Posted 2017-08-11 22:45PT
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Saturday, July 29, 2017

2017[30]A -- Ins-Net As Jul 28, 2017: "Cha-Ching!" [ A-C-A]

Insomniac-Net ANSWERS -- Friday[30], July 28, 2017 [ A - C - A]
Tonight's Topic: "Cha-Ching!"
ANSWERS = [ A - C - A]
RATED: PG-$$$$
    Good morning/evening, everybody! Thank you for joining us last night.
    We hope you discovered something interesting during the time we spent together on the Insomniac Net last night.
        -- The ever-delightful Shelley [KF7TBA] and just plain old LW [K7LWA] (email K7LWA.INS@gmail.com).
    (Please Note: The Net Controller's Answers are always CORRECT (even if they aren't every time!)
    Please check out Winsystem's Insomniac Trivia Net page.
    You can get these Questions & Answers at the Yahoo-groups' Messages Link.
=================
    As reported yesterday -- July 27, 2017 -- by many financial and news sources, the Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, became the richest man in the world.
    At least for several hours, Bezos was the richest person on earth — surpassing Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
    Accordingly, we offer for your approval, 3 questions about the world's top 2 Moneybags?
    Please choose your answers from any of the 3 (reuseable) answers of "A", "B", or "C" (if applicable!) for each of the following question  
    Good Luck and remember, YOU are always a WINNER with us, regardless of your actual answers!  
    OK, get out your piggybanks and start counting....
++ "Cha-Ching!" ++
Question #1: Although both Jeff and Bill will probably continue to swap the top two "Richest Man" positions, Bill Gates' current value does not include the $31 billion dollars he has given to charitable causes. True or false?
        A. True, or
        B. False.
            https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FD4YIMdpDPU/WXwET9Qx7aI/AAAAAAAADq4/tfw3D9sqaVMTscvSTvUNN1wU1woI_jnMQCLcBGAs/s1600/jeff-bezos-tops-bill-gates-as-worlds-richest-ahead-of-amazon-results-stocks.jpg
Forbes notes one key difference between the wealth of Gates and Bezos:
"Bezos would be nowhere close to being the world's wealthiest person had Gates not given so much of his fortune to philanthropy.
Gates ... had given away $31.1 billion over the course of his lifetime through end of 2016. Forbes estimates that Bezos ... had given approximately $100 million to charity through the end of 2015."
    [SOURCE: NPR.com - Prime Spot On The Billionaire List: Jeff Bezos Was (Briefly) World's Richest Man]
Question #2: Until yesterday -- except for a few hours -- Bill Gates has been the No. 1 richest man on earth. According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, when did he first become No. 1?
        A. December, 2001, or
        B. November, 2010, or
        C. May, 2013.
            https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tU9L8Nci3o4/WX2ABXcSbcI/AAAAAAAADrs/SOIH7UaNV_UYD9_ZTz48Ugayx9gt7vq1wCLcBGAs/s1600/Bill-Gates-gets-pie-in-his-face-on-a-visit-to-Belgium.jpg
    Amazon's Bezos Becomes World's Richest, Surpassing Gates
    A surge in Amazon.com Inc. shares Thursday morning in advance of the online retailer’s earnings report briefly propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Bill Gates as the world’s richest person.
    Shares of the online retailer fell 0.7 percent to $1,046 at 4 p.m. in New York, after climbing as high as $1,083.31 four hours earlier, which gave Bezos a net worth of $92.3 billion. Gates had a net worth of $90.8 billion as of the Wednesday close.
    Bezos remains ranked second on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, behind the Microsoft Corp. co-founder.
    Gates, 61, has held the top spot since May 2013.
    Amazon’s second-quarter earnings per share of 40 cents missed the lowest analyst estimate. The median estimate was for $1.42.
    Bezos, 53, owns about 17 percent of Seattle-based Amazon, which had surged 40 percent this year through Wednesday, helping to add $24.5 billion to his net worth. He started 2017 as the world’s fourth-wealthiest person and has since surpassed Warren Buffett and Inditex SA founder Amancio Ortega, 81, who ranks third with $82.7 billion. (Bloomberg Billionaires Index)
    [SOURCE: Bloomberg.com - Jeff Bezos Briefly Tops Bill Gates as the World's Richest Person] July 27, 2017]
Question #3: The ever-delightful Shelley [KF7TBA] and LW live less than 30 miles away from both Jeffrey and Billy. True or False?
        A. True, or
        B. False.
            https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-yiszCtVRY3M/WX10g7yL6jI/AAAAAAAADrg/0wMeCXVvNrs--cAEyS74tCE7tNTmV1tnwCLcBGAs/s1600/map02.jpg https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-VifkF1G_C5c/WX10hDqIx_I/AAAAAAAADrc/700xoYXYOZ8jGHiYPbPd52plC5sv4Ue5gCLcBGAs/s1600/Bill%2BGates%2Bproperty%2B-%2BBillionaire%2BHouses%2B0eFx3Ql852087_2380.jpg https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-eq7lz2uIGss/WX10g6X3sTI/AAAAAAAADrY/fGpiBisf8-892tAyUqVBnqn-XKSQe24ywCLcBGAs/s1600/Jeff%2BBezos%2Bproperty%2B-%2BBillionaire%2BHouses%2B03gQ7sDgwK8Bc_2380.jpg
    It's TRUE! -- (directions and mileage from nearby SeaTac, WA City Hall to Bill's (L) & Jeff's (R) residences in Medina, WA)
    Shelley and LW could be neighbors of Bill-Boy and Jeff-Boy; however, they prefer to live in the ever-air-traffic-ful Peoples' Republic of SeaTac -- A Planned Airport Community.    [SOURCE: Mapping Where Washington State's Billionaires Live]
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++ SUCCESS TIP OF THE DAY ++   --  Bezos explained his early thinking to NPR's Wendy Kaufman in 1999:
"Our No. 1 mission is to be Earth's most customer-centric company..." 
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lazUPj7JmgU/WXwEfpDG9NI/AAAAAAAADrA/2LP1UcB46ZA9QolpTBkBUpzttx3SP7gMACLcBGAs/s1600/Top-10-bai-hoc-kinh-doanh-kinh-dien-tu-Bill-Gates-khong-the-bo-qua-p2.jpg
    [Source: "Yo, Jeffster, Dat's a badda-boom big differance!"]
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Please include you name, Callsign, and those correct answers.
Good luck everyone!
Shelley [KF7TBA] & LW [K7LWA]
K7LWA.INS@gmail.com
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Next Week: All About ALTOONA! ????
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Thank you!
Shelley [KF7TBA] & LW [K7LWA]
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INS2017[30]-07-28    2017-209
Posted 2017-07-29 23:45PT
https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C20Mi597I5s/WX2ABqZrHRI/AAAAAAAADrw/W4wQchyIzwY6yKxZyMIP7qaGdFbRNiuUACLcBGAs/s1600/40151664-1-arrest.jpg
SORRY FOR THE DELAY!
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Posted by K7LWA.INS at 2017-07-29 23:45 PT USA