Showing logs for date: 2017-05-16
00:49:24 <ynpvisitor77> Lion ie
03:54:13 <ynpvisitor73> OF 0553
04:35:21 <ynpvisitor1> I'm number 1 today, rare!
04:35:49 <ynpvisitor999> congrats on being number one
04:36:58 <ynpvisitor1> tks
05:23:10 <Dave from B> Oblong?
05:25:58 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin
05:26:10 <Dave from B> I hear 5-10" of the white stuff headed to YNP tonight and tomorrow
05:31:08 <Kevin L™> Morning Dave. They can keep that white crap.
05:31:29 <Dave from B> Yes, I'm done with that stuff until November
05:39:52 <ynpvisitor22> of
05:58:05 <ynpvisitor32> Daisy
06:28:25 <Dave from B> Nice Castle
06:42:16 <Eric> Morning
06:52:52 <Kevin L™> Morning is out of Cam view.
06:53:34 <Mike J> Kevin L you should be very worried. I almost typed the same thing myself.
06:55:25 <Eric> Punchy you are...
06:55:46 <Eric> In my best Yoda voice
08:00:22 <Kevin L™> Anybody else with the white cross of death?
08:00:59 <Jenna> yes and it's flickering
08:01:04 <Kevin L™> I am not even getting controls.
08:01:21 <Jenna> my screen kept needing refreshed before this
08:01:26 <Jenna> now it's just a black screen
08:01:27 <Eric> yep...dead cam :-(
08:01:28 <Dave from B> Someone tripped over the cord again
08:01:56 <ynpvisitor94> big X here.
08:16:17 <Dave from B> Just heard they are making repairs to the OF plumbing system so that intervals can be lowered back to the 60 minute range so we can get visitors in and out of OF faster.
08:18:31 <ynpvisitor1> Yes they are computerizing it :)
08:20:13 <Kevin L™> And installing parking meters...
08:21:39 <Eric> controls still down for you kevin?
08:22:32 <Kevin L™> Yep. Left some messages but no response.
08:22:40 <Eric> I think this is a pixelcaster issue....yosemite webcam is down too
08:22:52 <Eric> The webcam is actually up and running
08:23:30 <Dave from B> Since the Disney takeover, they are trying to be more efficient. Heard a rumor that all those watching Of have to buy a ticket and stand in a particular spot on the bw designated with your number.
08:24:11 <Kevin L™> Can we get express passes?
08:25:39 <Dave from B> Yes, if you can wait and view a later eruption they will even throw in a GH pass.
08:28:46 <Dave from B> What's been happening at F&M this spring?
08:29:22 <Eric> Not sure...but loved reading Tom's posting on the Geyser List :-)
08:30:43 <Kevin L™> BTW Eric, I am not even getting to the site for the controls. It gives me a "too much time to connect error".
08:34:07 <ynpvisitor1> I heard they are building huge VR theaters at each entrance, when completed they will close the roads, you can then pay to see each section of the park in vr with on demand eruptions. :)
08:36:34 <Kevin L™> I assume they will take debit cards....
08:38:18 <ynpvisitor1> They may even take money.
08:38:42 <Eric> I always wanted to build an app that you could point at a geyser with your phone and see the eruption overlayed on your current view.
08:39:47 <Kevin L™> It's back
08:39:52 <Eric> I wonder if pixelcaster built the camop controls too
08:39:56 <ynpvisitor115> isn't that what we do here?
08:40:06 <Casey> Yay
08:40:11 <Eric> Thanks Kevin
08:40:13 <Kevin L™> Lion ie
08:40:37 <Eric> looks like Lion is NE
08:42:15 <Kevin L™> I bet it was ini but I am not sure.
08:42:16 <Eric> I am working on a chat driven geyser bot :-) You can ask it to show you the last X durations and their average for any given geyser.
08:45:10 <Dave from B> Time for Daisy
08:50:44 <Kevin L™> Boom!
08:53:55 <Dave from B> I have a feeling Daisy went before cam came back online
09:01:23 <Kevin L™> If if is not on GT, it didn't go!
09:03:42 <Eric> Daisy
09:04:04 <Kevin L™> See Dave!
09:04:16 <Eric> It's on GT :-P
09:04:38 <Kevin L™> It is now!
09:06:09 <ynpvisitor1> that was quite a video delay
09:06:17 <Kevin L™> When i first went to the park you could park your car about 15 feet from Daisy. It was really fun.
09:12:10 <ynpvisitor603> When did they get rid of the old road?
09:12:46 <Kevin L™> I think early 70's.
09:27:51 <Kevin L™> I knew I had this link somewhere:
09:43:24 <Kevin L™> Should have a Lion in about 15m
09:50:13 <Dave from B> That Daisy barely made my 40 minute window....5-5 on 40 minute window...only 3-5 on 20 minute window
09:51:39 <Eric> maybe go for a 30 minute window
09:51:53 <Eric> Nice action on BH
09:52:02 <Kevin L™> Nice BH splashes. How about that one Dave?
09:52:31 <Eric> Maybe we will get an early Bee today
09:56:33 <Dave from B> Eric, can you put the last time seen for other animals as well?
09:56:56 <Eric> for other animals?
09:57:39 <Eric> Hi Betty
09:57:39 <Betty> hello all
09:57:48 <Betty> hi Eric
09:57:51 <Dave from B> Moose, have Lion already:D
09:57:56 <Dave from B> Hi Betty
09:58:16 <Kevin L™> Guten abend
09:58:47 <Betty> hey Dave from B and Kevin L™
09:59:06 <Eric> hahahaha
09:59:06 <Betty> Lion
09:59:11 <Eric> Lion
09:59:43 <Kevin L™> I went by the bakery section as they were putting out hot fresh pretzels today. Not as good as the German ones, but it was great.
10:00:00 <Dave from B> Eric, I may take your advice on 30 minute Daisy window. My 40 is still 50% less than NP window
10:00:04 <Betty> yummy :-)
10:02:09 <Eric> mmm, pretzels with warm cheese or/and mustard
10:04:34 <ynpvisitor75> Time for Jim S to get up from his nap
10:06:50 <Dave from B> My guess is he is in the LGB
10:07:32 <ynpvisitor75> he rarely goes to LGB, especially without FLD open
10:15:13 <Dave from B> Must be having lunch or on BH watch
10:17:37 <Dave from B> Now you have your answer on GT
10:17:49 <Dave from B> He was halfway to Biscuit
10:18:27 <Dave from B> He'll be heading to Grand soon
10:19:06 <ynpvisitor75> he posts Artemisia from Grand
10:19:54 <Kevin L™> We will see when we get a Turban time.
10:27:53 <Betty> LC ie
10:29:18 <Betty> need to finish a cake. bbl
10:36:24 <Eric> Turban time
10:36:47 <Eric> I love orange :-D
10:37:16 <Jenna> hard to get lost I suppose
10:37:45 <Jenna> is it even raining? :)
10:38:43 <Dave from B> It will be raining later today
10:39:19 <Dave from B> Then white rain
10:40:39 <Kevin L™> Turban 1226
10:40:44 <Jenna> Kevin's favorite
10:40:55 <Jenna> we're up to 90 today, Iowa is confused
10:41:11 <Eric> I thought they were harry krishna, but I don't think they were things on their head like those guys had.
10:41:29 <ynpvisitor75> not even summer yet Jenna
10:41:31 <ynpvisitor63> I was thinking muslim
10:42:11 <Jenna> I know 75, too early for it
10:42:35 <Dave from B> Constant weather app buzzs have me concerned. Heavy rain coming tonight and tomorrow. 1-2" coming
10:42:53 <Kevin L™> 76° here now.
10:44:09 <Eric> I don't think any muslims where orange robes...possibly buddist or hindu monks of some type.
10:44:19 <ynpvisitor75> those people sitting down have a long wait
10:45:26 <Kevin L™> Community service "employees"?
10:45:45 <Eric> different kind of orange wear Kevin :-P
10:47:55 <ynpvisitor75> Grand is due for a long interval again
10:48:28 <Dave from B> haha stripes
10:49:14 <Eric> BH is due for a short interval :-)
10:50:28 <Dave from B> 75, I'm hoping one more nice interval with decent weather than next 2 days intervals will be all over the place
10:50:57 <Kevin L™> Turban ie
11:01:55 <ynpvisitor75> BH is due for a long interval too. No 20 hour ones since May 4
11:05:46 <Eric> No BH under 13 hours since April 30th!
11:07:19 <ynpvisitor75> yeah, but lots of 13's
11:07:22 <Casey> So the next will be simultaneously under 13 hours and over 20 hours?
11:07:44 <Dave from B> Yes, Casey 2 eruptions in the next BH series
11:07:55 <Dave from B> over 7 hours apart
11:08:11 <Casey> Riverside ie
11:08:48 <Casey> I was thinking more of a tear in spacetime
11:09:12 <Eric> 75 makes good points...I hope for short but long is due :-(
11:09:53 <Eric> Well, Grand has a bit...good time for some lunch
11:10:19 <Dave from B> You think with 24 minute Turban interval you have some time, Eric?
11:10:46 <Eric> next turban...gonna be D
11:11:56 <Casey> Is that really a good point? I tend to think of Beehive intervals as independent trials. Sure, outliers will occur, but I think the idea it is "due" is an illusion.
11:13:57 <Casey> I don't think we have enough data, but it would interesting if there were a correlation where every nth eruption would be expected to follow a longer interval.
11:14:46 <Eric> Many people contribute longer intervals to precipitation casey...I have not found a statistical correlation, but I am no expert.
11:15:21 <Dave from B> Casey, entirely random when long intervals are thrown in....a few of us think weather change sometimes plays a role
11:15:45 <Eric> I would be interested if any correlations appeared between the level of Firehole river at OF and geyser activity.
11:16:19 <Dave from B> Eric, there are all kinds of possible variables to test.
11:16:33 <Casey> I agree with weather logically having an impact on intervals (or in some cases potentially a geyer erupting at all). That's not about a long interval being "due" because we've had a long series of shorter intervals.
11:16:37 <Dave from B> Barometric pressure has alwasy intrigued me
11:17:19 <Casey> It's kind of funny. It's like the opposite of recency bias.
11:18:16 <Kevin L™> How do moon phases effect them?
11:18:53 <Casey> Good question Kevin
11:23:09 <Kevin L™> We may have a 2 and out Lion.
11:40:07 <Dave from B> And, now only my 90 minute window for Grand is in play
11:42:05 <Casey> Daisy
11:46:30 <ynpvisitor75> I wonder why Jim did not post Daisy?
11:47:31 <Kevin L™> I was waiting on his post since even a time from Grand is better than one from the cam.
11:48:27 <ynpvisitor75> maybe he has a good crossword puzzle today
11:48:47 <Betty> SC
11:48:56 <Dave from B> Is there aren't many gazers sitting at Grand it can be missed
11:49:02 <Dave from B> Is = If
11:49:28 <Kevin L™> If he does post one, it will over ride mine.
11:49:57 <Eric> SC
11:50:09 <Betty> with a horse?
11:53:02 <ynpvisitor75> there we go
11:53:16 <Kevin L™> Timing is everything. :P
11:53:22 <Eric> Grand
11:53:26 <Betty> yay
11:53:33 <ynpvisitor75> not a very big start
11:53:41 <Eric> Seemed pretty big
11:54:03 <ynpvisitor75> plenty of time until OF
11:54:14 <Betty> in OF window
11:54:28 <Eric> Camops need a good preset that includes Grand and OF :-(
11:54:53 <Eric> looks like a pain to dial it in each time
11:55:07 <Betty> Plate? Slot?
11:55:22 <Betty> never know which one it is
11:55:23 <Kevin L™> One of the two.
11:55:31 <Eric> could be dragon geyser
11:55:57 <Eric> reading the description of that a couple days ago...matches with what we are seeing there.
11:56:26 <Eric> Wish someone in basin could catch it
12:01:21 <Eric> OF
12:02:56 <Eric> 1 :-(
12:03:18 <ynpvisitor75> that was an abrupt quit
12:03:31 <ynpvisitor75> 2nd
12:03:41 <ynpvisitor75> never give up Eric
12:04:13 <ynpvisitor75> nice long eruption today
12:04:37 <Eric> it had a second?
12:04:48 <Eric> at 13 minutes!
12:04:49 <ynpvisitor75> yes
12:04:50 <Casey> Yeah. Very short, clear 2nd
12:05:00 <Eric> wow...never expected that.
12:05:01 <Betty> nice
12:05:10 <ynpvisitor75> 2nd was at 10 something
12:05:24 <ynpvisitor75> it started at the end of the 52 minute
12:05:33 <Betty> expect the unexpected, Eric. It´s a geyser!
12:05:41 <Eric> ohh, at 11:31...
12:06:05 <ynpvisitor75> Grand started at the VERY end of the 52nd minute
12:06:06 <Eric> was thinking it started at 1350...
12:06:25 <ynpvisitor75> and 2nd was at 03
12:06:40 <Casey> Total duration listed at 11m 13s per JimS
12:06:43 <Eric> ahhh, dang those rounding errors!
12:06:53 <Eric> BHI
12:06:56 <Eric> .
12:06:56 <ynpvisitor75> is that BHI?
12:06:56 <Eric> .
12:06:57 <Eric> .
12:06:57 <Eric> .
12:06:59 <Casey> Indy
12:07:06 <Dave from B> Run Jim Run
12:07:09 <Betty> run, Grand people
12:07:09 <ynpvisitor75> wow
12:07:26 <ynpvisitor75> Dave is that in your window?
12:07:28 <Eric> Guess we were due for a short one :-P
12:08:14 <ynpvisitor75> BH looks ready
12:08:33 <ynpvisitor75> nice it did not go the same time as OF and Grand
12:09:09 <Eric> The large splashes early this morning were my clue for an early one today.
12:09:19 <Kevin L™> I sent txt. Haven't got it yet.
12:09:21 <Dave from B> Only logging my predictions for Grand and Daisy right now. I
12:09:29 <Casey> I got the txt
12:09:31 <ynpvisitor75> I got my text
12:09:32 <Kevin L™> There it is.
12:09:34 <Dave from B> I'll add Lion and BH next week
12:09:35 <Eric> Don't walk away people!
12:09:42 <ynpvisitor75> tragic
12:09:44 <Eric> Stop....(Yells)
12:10:41 <Eric> We need a megaphone added to the webcam :-)
12:10:54 <ynpvisitor75> I was just thinking the VEC needs one
12:11:18 <ynpvisitor75> where is Kitt these days?
12:11:20 <Dave from B> We just Barbara and her whistle!
12:11:27 <ge (working)> A megaphone still would do no good, especially for tour groups
12:11:32 <Dave from B> add a "need" in there
12:11:38 <Eric> But it would be fun GE :-D
12:11:46 <ynpvisitor75> Barbara should be here soon
12:11:50 <ge (working)> :)
12:11:54 <Betty> hi ge
12:12:05 <ge (working)> Evening, Betty
12:12:07 <ynpvisitor75> some of the guides have amplified speakers with them now
12:12:37 <Eric> mount a speaker under the BH BW that we could "surprise" visitors with :-D
12:12:56 <ge (working)> That should only be allowed with earphones for those on tour
12:13:04 <Eric> More of that disneyland experience...
12:13:07 <ynpvisitor75> they are obnoxious
12:13:14 <ge (working)> Odds of this group stopping?
12:13:14 <ynpvisitor75> maybe this group will stay
12:13:15 <Kevin L™> Sad thing is VEC probably doesn't know that Indy is on. Too busy with the OF runoff.
12:13:25 <Dave from B> Here comes the Grand contingent
12:13:33 <Betty> there´s the Grand guys
12:13:33 <Eric> ranger led tour I think...100%
12:13:34 <ynpvisitor75> if they don't, they might get very wet
12:13:41 <Eric> ohh, or that
12:14:03 <ge (working)> Jim's red jacket?
12:14:06 <Eric> Nice long indy for them.
12:14:12 <Kevin L™> Run!
12:14:38 <Eric> That wheelchair was cruising!
12:14:53 <Kevin L™> Bearings are smoking!
12:15:32 <ynpvisitor75> here come Grand folks
12:15:32 <Eric> everyone from grand to wonder up :-D
12:16:02 <Kevin L™> Nice to have eyes on the geyser even if they aren't in the park!
12:16:31 <Eric> For sure Kevin, and BH is one of the ones we have pretty good site of.
12:16:38 <ynpvisitor75> good crowd now
12:16:43 <Eric> sight
12:16:57 <ynpvisitor75> and Jim made it
12:16:59 <Eric> Jim made the whole crowd come I think
12:17:54 <Betty> that´s pretty cool
12:18:32 <ge (working)> Eric, weird. Dashboard went blank and I had to reload
12:18:32 <Betty> LC
12:18:57 <Eric> That is weird GE
12:19:49 <ge (working)> "How rey I am>>>>"
12:20:01 <Kevin L™> Where is my dramamine?
12:20:03 <ge (working)> dry
12:20:26 <Eric> 20 minutes between the last turban and grand
12:20:41 <ynpvisitor75> Grand start
12:21:02 <ynpvisitor75> how doe people walk away???
12:21:02 <Eric> Is that common for Grand starts 75?
12:21:05 <ynpvisitor75> do
12:21:20 <Eric> They want to see LC :-D
12:21:22 <ynpvisitor75> I would say Grand starts are usually 15-18 minutes in
12:21:43 <ynpvisitor75> yet I have no stats to back that up, just observation over the years
12:21:55 <Eric> so 20 minutes was on the long side
12:22:04 <Eric> BH
12:22:09 <ynpvisitor75> yes, in my opinion
12:22:30 <Eric> weak start
12:23:00 <ynpvisitor75> mini Bee
12:23:04 <Eric> 10 mph winds don't help...
12:23:28 <Eric> looking better now
12:23:30 <ynpvisitor75> there it goes
12:24:09 <Betty> now they come back
12:25:20 <Eric> BH is clearly one of the best active geysers in the world.
12:25:58 <Betty> next to LC, yes ;-)
12:26:12 <Eric> of course betty :-D
12:26:18 <Betty> lol
12:50:58 <Eric> woops...typo in my script, sorry to anyone who tried loading this page in the last few minutes.
12:52:05 <Kevin L™> Dave helping you?
12:58:31 <Dave from B> No, but I did send Eric a free keyboard as a token of my appreciation for all his efforts to improve this page.
12:59:09 <Kevin L™> I could have given him mine!
13:00:51 <Betty> :-)
13:03:51 <Dave from B> stay out my business!:D
13:09:47 <ynpvisitor1> Daves business is fishy
13:10:24 <Dave from B> Lots of fishy
13:12:13 <Kevin L™> For his squeaky fish:
13:13:03 <Dave from B> That's a lot of fish oil
13:14:20 <Kevin L™> 8000 gallons. It was for railroad use, but do you know what they would have used it for? (Hint: They no longer use it.)
13:15:06 <Dave from B> For steam engine use?
13:16:25 <Kevin L™> Nope, but related.
13:19:26 <Dave from B> they greased the rails with it to attract cats? I give up
13:21:50 <Dave from B> Aurum
13:21:50 <Dave from B> ;;
13:21:51 <Dave from B> ;;
13:21:51 <Dave from B> ;;
13:22:32 <Dave from B> Thanks camop
13:22:38 <Eric> not on GT...didn't happen :-P
13:22:39 <Kevin L™> In the steam engine days they did a lot of heavy work with large machines machines. Instead of powering each machine with a motor they had a central shaft running in the shop that had pulleys and leather belts.
13:22:49 <Eric> never mind...
13:23:13 <Eric> You can still see these in action on amish farms
13:23:25 <Kevin L™> Needless to say they cause lots of injuries so they were phased out. They used the fish oil as a belt dressing.
13:24:03 <Eric> I spent a few days with a cartwright who used a steam engine, with central shaft and belts in his barn.
13:25:08 <Kevin L™> Same thing on a much smaller scale. They have a museum in southern california that has a working demonstration.
13:25:34 <Kevin L™> I guess it smelled pretty bad. :P
13:26:37 <Dave from B> The knowledge you two have is amazing
13:27:07 <Kevin L™> History is fun.
13:29:02 <Kevin L™> That one I had to look up. They are doing an N scale tankcar of the UP fish oil. If a tankcar has a railroad name on it, it is for railroad use only, they don't do 3rd party hauling. I could not figure out why the UP would use that much fish oil.
13:36:21 <Kevin L™> Nice clouds on static
13:45:34 <ynpvisitor89> nice as in ominous?
13:46:06 <Kevin L™> They were just pretty.
13:47:24 <ynpvisitor89> the beginning of a long sloshy period ahead, those clouds
13:47:56 <Kevin L™> They look wet
13:50:25 <Betty> Dave, Eric, Kevin...sent pics :-)
13:51:16 <Dave from B> Yum
13:52:12 <Kevin L™> Looks great!
13:52:20 <Eric> Yerp
13:52:25 <Eric> lookin good Betty
13:52:36 <Betty> thx
13:53:18 <Eric> dragon/plate/...
13:53:23 <Betty> you should taste it. It´s one of my favourites
13:53:23 <Dave from B> Cake must be really sticky to keep from sliding at a 90 degree angle
13:53:55 <Eric> sounds good with strawberries and cream :-D
13:54:11 <Eric> Nice size bursts out there on the hill
13:55:01 <Betty> Kevin must be out searching some cake in the fridge
13:56:00 <Eric> I am still drooling :-P
13:57:13 <Eric> In Mexico they have a cake called tres leches...three creams, I love it with fresh strawberries.
13:57:45 <Betty> sounds good
13:57:49 <Eric>
13:58:46 <Betty> strawberry is great stuff
14:02:20 <Betty> time for sleep. Have a great evening all
14:03:24 <Eric> night betty
14:08:19 <Dave from B> nite Betty
14:09:15 <Dave from B> Eric, lots of rooms showing up but only rooms with 1 double. Hard tp ut 4 in one bed
14:10:34 <Eric> next week tons will open up
14:13:13 <Dave from B> I now have my email open at work...starting to get close to panic mode
14:14:16 <Dave from B> Daisy window is now open
14:16:50 <Eric> You have TONS of time Dave...
14:17:21 <Eric> oblong maybe
14:18:28 <Dave from B> 1612-1652
14:22:43 <Eric> daisy
14:24:01 <Dave from B> Nice
14:25:10 <Dave from B> Time to finish the day in the market. Have a great evening Eric and rest of chat room crew.
14:25:25 <Kevin L™> Bye
14:25:51 <Eric> night dave
14:25:58 <Dave from B> seeya kevin
14:42:08 <Kevin L™> Rain coming
14:59:43 <Kevin L™> Cam coverage will be minimal for the rest of the day.
15:15:18 <Eric> Hello :-)
15:53:39 <ynpvisitor99> SC ie
16:09:00 <Eric> test
17:29:36 <ynpvisitor4> .
18:49:23 <Eric> test
18:51:23 <Eric> Hello all, sorry for the test chats :-D
19:11:46 <ynpvisitor21> Snow on the boardwalk by morning. If the weather doesn't improve by Memorial I'm going to sue
19:12:34 <ynpvisito...> Don't want to post something controversial as a number :)
19:14:27 <ynpvisitor...> Goodnight Mrs. Calabash
19:34:45 <kcmule> someone near OF?
19:49:34 <Eric> not me
19:50:00 <Eric> You see a cone walker kc?
19:53:07 <kcmule> not atm but earlier, moving object for sure
20:00:01 <Eric> now we need flood lights and a bullhorn :-)
20:05:41 <kcmule> turning vehicles is the best we get for now
20:05:57 <Eric> OF
20:05:59 <kcmule> OF
21:36:10 <ynpvisitor51> Lion ie
21:38:36 <Eric> How in the world are you seeing Lion?
21:39:09 <Eric> I can barely see OF :-P
21:39:26 <ynpvisitor51> Well... I sometimes review the overnight captures at this light level
21:40:36 <ynpvisitor999> and when there is already a Lion eruption entered when it was a bit lighter than this, I remember its location and then search for a steam plume
21:41:08 <ynpvisitor999> and wind direction plays also a big role
21:42:07 <Eric> You guys are good :-D
21:43:18 <ynpvisitor999> OF