August 10th, 2020

krazy koati

Ya won't get to it to get at it again

Thanks for hanging around to see another week of my mathematics blog. If you didn't have it on your RSS feed, hey, you've got links to it on your friends page here. Thanks for giving it a try. Recent posts there have included:

I'm really happy with that Hilbert's Problems one. Meanwhile, in cartoon watching, it's 60s Popeye: Spare Dat Tree and where it lost me. It's a pleasant cartoon. There's just one piece of it I can't buy.


And now, at last, we come to the end of our day at Canada's Wonderland. Please enjoy the close of the night.

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I tried my camera's ``waterfall mode'' on the Wonder Mountain waterfall and what do you know but it worked! Key to this: I could set it on a rock and let it sit still for the ten seconds exposure it needed.


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Back to Thunder Run. There's plastic sheets separating the exit lanes from the mountain itself and I'm not sure why that.


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The Bat, the last of the roller coasters we rode, as bunny_hugger doesn't enjoy the backwards leg of Boomerang-style shuttle coasters.


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The Bat's maker's plate causes one to ask further questions.


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A Saint George-and-the-Dragon fountain set up outside the Canterbury Theatre, part of the Medieval Times section of the park.


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Better look at Saint George, who's just looking like a bully here.


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Evening picture of the floral Canada flag and Wonder Mountain past that.


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Here's the antique carousel seen at night.


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Behemoth's ride sign gets only more impressive by night.


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Minebuster had not yet closed! It just looked very much like it wanted to be closed.


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One of the redemption game arcades, looking quite splendid by night. I assume this was in the 1890 World's Exposition section of the park.


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And one last look at the pool at the main midway, by night.


Trivia: Between 1958 and 1974 the Pentagon paid for about one billion dollars' worth of semiconductor research. Source: The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge.

Currently Reading: When Biospheres Collide: A History of NASA's Planetary Protection Programs, Michael Meltzer.