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Comment: Re:Nice Scope (Score 2) 187

by sizzzzlerz (#47740055) Attached to: Slashdot Asks: Cheap But Reasonable Telescopes for Kids?

I was going to recommend this as well. There was a very favorable write-up of this telescope in Sky and Telescope several months back. I had planned on ordering one after reading it but it was out-of-stock at the time. Good alternatives would be a good Newtonian scope from any of the reputable companies: Meade, Celestron, or Orion. They all have a good variety of sizes and prices along with the accessories you need: eye pieces, sky charts, etc. Selecting one from any of these options will give you something that should be useful for a long time. Good luck.

Comment: Re:*yawn*.... (Score 1) 127

by sizzzzlerz (#46928767) Attached to: Earthquake Warning Issued For Central Oklahoma

Yawn, indeed. Earthquakes can devastate an area much larger that a typical tornado. Especially in places where they've never implemented building codes intended to mitigate earthquakes. Here in CA, all new buildings are required to meet certain codes, many of the bridges have been refitted to be more seismic proof, and certain existing buildings, primarily schools and hospitals have either undergone extensive retrofitting or have been closed.

Perhaps building codes intended to protect against tornadoes will work, in some measure, against earthquakes, assuming OK has them, but I'd still expect rather significant destruction in even a moderate size earthquake.

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