Showing logs for date: 2018-04-19
03:08:15 <Rice> Dark this morning!
03:15:30 <Rice> Nothing to see here, please move on.
03:21:55 <ynpvisitor27> Lion 0520
03:23:05 <ynpvisitor27> there be Lions
03:26:32 <ynpvisitor27> Castle acts as if it was a major this am
04:33:38 <ynpvisitor27> Castle
04:34:34 <ynpvisitor27> water jets
04:50:24 <ynpvisitor603> Super steamy Grand
04:51:56 <ynpvisitor27> 2nd
06:17:22 <ynpvisitor104> Starting the day with a Depression.
06:17:57 <Dave from B> It's too sunny to be depressed already!
06:20:41 <ynpvisitor104> Sun?
06:24:18 <Dave from B> Morning Kevin, Jimbo
06:24:33 <Kevin L™> Morning Dave.
06:24:47 <Jimbo Lutetium> Good morning
06:29:18 <Jimbo Lutetium> Pronghorn at Electric Peak again
06:29:53 <Kevin L™> Getting recharged.
06:30:33 <ynpvisitor47> Thanks Jim
06:30:42 <Jimbo Lutetium> You're a Tesla, Kevin?
06:31:20 <Kevin L™> Not me, the pronghorn. Think my battery died long ago.
06:31:43 <Jimbo Lutetium> OK, just checking
06:37:59 <Jimbo Lutetium> Morning like this make you think Giantess is about to erupt
06:49:36 <Dave from B> Is today board laying day?
07:29:35 <ynpvisitor18> So is that sawmill steam, or one of its neighbors?
07:30:11 <ynpvisitor18> Any you like the idea of them playing board games today?
07:42:24 <Rice> Chutes and Ladders?
07:42:54 <ynpvisitor18> I was thinking Candy Land.
07:43:08 <ynpvisitor18> Looks like Riverside to me.
07:43:27 <Rice> And Grotto?
07:43:43 <ynpvisitor18> IE as I was a different page.
07:44:15 <ynpvisitor18> So F&M would be between them?
07:56:53 <Kevin L™> Yes.
07:58:10 <Kevin L™> Check out the Webcam Reference Image on the top of the Help and Important Links box on this page.
07:59:37 <ynpvisitor18> I am on the simple page. Is that the old one, or has someone made up a new one? I thought things were just a little different from this cam angle?
08:01:28 <Kevin L™> It should be the same.
08:02:15 <Kevin L™> Here is the link:
08:05:20 <ynpvisitor18> That is the one I have. Someone with out grand kids or a wood shop should put together a composite with plumes.
08:08:07 <Kevin L™> My guess is you may see a new on this year sometime.
08:09:42 <ynpvisitor18> Based on that image, I still think I see steam from sawmill? I don't think it is just snow.
08:10:06 <ynpvisitor18> I thought it was dead, as in no heat.
08:10:36 <Kevin L™> We may know tomorrow.
08:11:02 <ynpvisitor18> what is that on the left edge?
08:11:53 <Kevin L™> Not sure.
08:12:11 <ynpvisitor18> The trees have also grow from the day that image was taken.
08:12:27 <Kevin L™> May be Daisy
08:12:42 <ynpvisitor18> Quite a bit of steam, probably one of the other holes.
08:12:56 <ynpvisitor18> Looks like a turban?
08:13:17 <ynpvisitor18> Kind of early or late though.
08:13:37 <ynpvisitor18> Thanks fo rthe zoom. Maybe we will see a bear!
08:14:21 <ynpvisitor18> Already had our annual wolf.
08:14:51 <Eric> Morning
08:14:55 <Kevin L™> Been a while since we had a bear on the cam.
08:15:02 <Kevin L™> Hi Eric.
08:15:56 <ynpvisitor18> Maybe opening day they will get out the Smokey costume?
08:16:13 <Eric> different colored truck today...wonder if they are going to start installing
08:18:38 <Kevin L™> Looks a bit more active today.
08:21:30 <ynpvisitor18> Could be the inspector inspector waiting for the inspector to show up.
08:22:17 <Eric> ohh, two trucks now...sure sign that something will happen someday
08:22:37 <ynpvisitor18> See, the inspector showed up.
08:23:04 <ynpvisitor18> Now the inspector inspector has to wait for the inspector to do the inspection.
08:23:34 <ynpvisitor18> Hope they did not forget the correct inspection form.
08:23:45 <ynpvisitor18> Kevin, bringing back memories?
08:27:00 <Kevin L™> They are also supposed to yell at the inspector
08:29:16 <ynpvisitor18> Well, no early BH for me. Hope the sun comes out.
08:29:30 <Kevin L™> Same here!
08:29:45 <Kevin L™> I will send text for BH
09:14:00 <ynpvisitor7> Daisy
09:14:14 <ynpvisitor7> everyone asleep?
09:14:30 <Kevin L™> zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
09:14:42 <Eric> snore, snore
09:14:59 <ynpvisitor7> maybe it just started before I logged on
09:15:55 <ynpvisitor7> what is steaming in Sawmill group?bottom left corner
09:16:24 <Kevin L™> It looks like it. I was a bit lagged so it started for me as you called it
09:16:48 <ynpvisitor7> oh rats, just sprinkler
09:17:04 <ynpvisitor7> I was hoping it was Sawmill
09:17:12 <Kevin L™> Hopefully we will find out tomorrow
09:19:05 <Kitt> hey Eric, someone said you might be able to help me log in on gt
09:19:16 <Kitt> haven't been able to post since last fall
09:19:27 <Eric> The app or website?
09:20:20 <Kitt> on my phone, so would that be the app?
09:20:38 <Kitt> I can see the summary and prediction, etc.
09:21:02 <Eric> yep, that is the app. What happens when you attempt to login?
09:22:18 <Kitt> but when I try to put in my name and password , it says Username/password incorrect
09:22:47 <Eric> Can you log out and back in on the web GT without any issues?
09:24:00 <Kitt> Will helped me with it this summer
09:26:31 <Kitt> don't know how to do that
09:27:41 <Eric> go to in your web browser and click logout in the top right corner next to your name. Then log back in.
09:39:37 <Kitt> I reset the password
09:39:46 <Kitt> was able to post Daisy
09:40:14 <Kitt> the clock, etc. will take a little getting use to
09:41:22 <Kitt> I liked when we were able to swipe until time was correct
09:43:20 <Kitt> thanks
09:45:36 <Eric> No problem, glad it is working now
09:45:44 <Kevin L™> :)
09:51:10 <Kitt> yay, now I will be able to post when I am in the park
09:57:51 <Dave from B> I noticed last possible Giant is not in GT. Does anyone remember what day sign roll was noted?
09:59:15 <ynpvisitor603> It was posted as a note by Bijoumonkey
09:59:37 <ynpvisitor603>
10:01:45 <Eric> Didn't we see large steam before then, suspecting it might be giant?
10:02:22 <Dave from B> Thanks Art
10:02:59 <Dave from B> I thought it was a couple evenings prior to that
10:03:37 <Dave from B> So, next Giant will be mid to end of May
10:04:03 <Kevin L™> What day do you leave?
10:04:15 <Eric> hopefully end of may :-D
10:04:41 <ynpvisitor603> Never seen Giant would love for it to go while I'm there ;)
10:04:44 <Kevin L™> First of June then.
10:12:31 <Dave from B> I arrive Late June....just in time for another Giant eruption:)
10:49:34 <ynpvisitor31> Sorry Dave, it will be in May. About the 23rd.
10:53:08 <ynpvisitor20> the road will be open from Mammoth to Norris tomorrow!
10:53:20 <ynpvisitor20> Grand
10:53:59 <ynpvisitor20> :grand:
10:54:17 <ynpvisitor20> is Kevin feeding the chickens?
10:54:43 <ynpvisitor20> anyone there?
10:55:26 <ynpvisitor20> Grand calling Kevin...
10:55:42 <Dave from B> Great news, 20. I knew they would do their best.
10:55:54 <ynpvisitor20> I hope MA gets to go in now
10:56:02 <ynpvisitor20> any idea where Kevin is?
10:56:36 <ynpvisitor115> maybe on the computer
10:57:25 <ynpvisitor20> steamier than I expected
10:58:32 <Jimbo Lutetium> Low wind speed
10:58:49 <Eric> He...grand :-D
10:59:31 <ynpvisitor20> 6 minutes in
11:00:19 <ynpvisitor20> timing is not setting up BH well for tomorrow
11:00:54 <Eric> Not unless you are a night owl
11:01:12 <ynpvisitor115> not at this time of the year
11:01:20 <ynpvisitor115> that would be asking for trouble
11:01:45 <ynpvisitor20> need more moonlight too
11:01:45 <Eric> couldn't bear it?
11:01:55 <Jimbo Lutetium> time mark
11:02:07 <Eric> come on and pause already
11:02:12 <Dave from B> Some people are afraid of things that growl in the dark
11:02:16 <ynpvisitor20> there you go Eric
11:02:30 <Eric> give me boom!
11:02:44 <Dave from B> BOOM
11:02:49 <ynpvisitor115> there you bo
11:02:53 <ynpvisitor20> that was boom
11:02:54 <ynpvisitor115> bgo
11:03:01 <ynpvisitor115> go
11:03:01 <Eric> still booming
11:03:06 <Eric> Nice!
11:03:09 <ynpvisitor20> OK Dave, coax it into more
11:03:27 <Dave from B> how far in are we?
11:03:33 <Eric> way far
11:03:36 <ynpvisitor20> that was nice and short, yet now at 10 minutes
11:03:42 <Jimbo Lutetium> 10-11 minutes
11:03:44 <Eric> but give us another please
11:03:47 <Kevin L™> 10m
11:04:01 <Dave from B> maybe
11:04:07 <Eric> That steam doesn't look so promising
11:04:07 <ynpvisitor20> that was a very short second
11:04:17 <ynpvisitor31> I am more afraid of the things that walk on 2 legs. Besides after sleeping all winter they have very tender digestion and would not want a tough fat dinner like me.
11:04:18 <Dave from B> Shouldn't we save the 3 for tomorrow for field people?
11:04:25 <ynpvisitor20> The other day you were a lot more positive Dave
11:04:46 <ynpvisitor20> why not establish a three burst pattern?
11:04:48 <Kevin L™> Looks like a 2
11:04:52 <Dave from B> Sorry, 20...wasn't feeling it today
11:04:58 <ynpvisitor20> ha, slacker
11:05:11 <ynpvisitor20> that was a nice tall 2nd though
11:05:35 <ynpvisitor20> looks like a Q too
11:05:54 <ynpvisitor20> hey, indy
11:05:55 <Kevin L™> .
11:05:55 <Kevin L™> .
11:05:55 <ynpvisitor115> indy
11:05:56 <Kevin L™> .
11:06:09 <ynpvisitor20> maybe there is hope for tomorrow
11:06:20 <Eric> surprise, surprise, surprise!
11:06:46 <Eric> Yes, I assume so 20
11:06:51 <ynpvisitor31> Dang, I was just going to quit.
11:06:52 <Kitt> text here
11:07:06 <Eric> text on the West Coast
11:07:23 <ynpvisitor20> with the snow, it would not be a good situation for in basin people after Grand
11:07:24 <Kitt> you are allowed to #31. just don't know if you want to
11:07:28 <Jimbo Lutetium> So how long does it take to run from Grand to Beehive?
11:07:29 <ynpvisitor7> thanks for text
11:07:33 <Kevin L™> Text in the desert
11:07:38 <ynpvisitor20> longer in the snow Jimbo
11:07:50 <Kitt> sure it would, just go to Sawmill area
11:07:51 <Jimbo Lutetium> Not if you slide on the downhills
11:08:01 <Kitt> or the bridge has a lovely view
11:08:06 <Kevin L™> Depends on how old you are Jimbo.
11:08:07 <Micah> Except you may slide straight into Depression.
11:08:19 <Jimbo Lutetium> That'd be a downer
11:08:21 <ynpvisitor31> I know you can make it from Riverside to Grand just in time to see the end, if you have a clear path.
11:08:26 <ynpvisitor20> Micah, you are not en route to Yellowstone?
11:08:46 <Jimbo Lutetium> Too old to run from Grand to Beehive, methinks
11:09:16 <ynpvisitor31> Grand to BH is easy. Old snow not considered. With a normal Indy.
11:09:32 <ynpvisitor20> define normal
11:09:36 <ynpvisitor31> Have done it a few times.
11:09:40 <Micah> 20 no.
11:09:46 <Micah> Hopefully next week.
11:09:56 <ynpvisitor20> good luck getting there
11:09:59 <Micah> I've been putting it off waiting for a job advertisement to open.
11:10:04 <Micah> Yeah no kidding
11:10:10 <Micah> the roads are scary and it's frustrating.
11:10:15 <Kevin L™> I used to be able to. Heats up the bearings on my walker now.
11:10:21 <ynpvisitor20> looks to be great weather for opening weekend
11:10:25 <ynpvisitor31> You can make it from the VEC, to the parking lot, back to the overlook between OF and BH also. Does require some running.
11:10:25 <Micah> I'll be interested to hear how the conditions are getting in from west.
11:10:39 <ynpvisitor20> bare and dry Micah
11:10:45 <Micah> Thank goodness.
11:10:47 <ynpvisitor20> has been for weeks
11:10:54 <Eric> Yes, roads look pretty clear on cams
11:10:57 <Micah> The MDOT site said otherwise.
11:11:03 <Micah> at least between 90 and West.
11:11:06 <Micah> but we'll see.
11:11:12 <ynpvisitor20> no snow on 191
11:11:16 <Micah> great.
11:11:20 <Micah> That was my main concern.
11:11:24 <ynpvisitor20> or between Butte and West if you go that way
11:11:28 <Micah> Now I just need homestake to stay open and we'll be fine and dandy.
11:11:29 <ynpvisitor20> way too warm
11:11:37 <Micah> And lookout.
11:11:39 <ynpvisitor20> no storms expected
11:11:43 <Micah> Just all the passes, lets go with that.
11:11:47 <ynpvisitor20> on Homestake anyway
11:12:01 <Micah> Although if I don't make it next week, I may just put off a visit until Memorial day weekend.
11:12:15 <ynpvisitor20> lots of gazers to greet you then
11:12:27 <ynpvisitor7> Kevin, your shift finaly got a BH :)
11:13:00 <Micah> Not as many geysers though, will someone please yell at the Sawmill Group for me tomorrow.
11:13:03 <ynpvisitor31> But is it really Kevin???
11:13:38 <Kevin L™> Been lucky the last couple of days. I have got the last 3 eruptions.
11:13:51 <Kitt> Nobody posted Grand or indy
11:14:08 <Eric> Slackers!
11:14:15 <Micah> geez.
11:14:16 <ynpvisitor31> Well, at least it got mentioned here, and text sent.
11:14:50 <ynpvisitor31> Dave from B can always get caught up on the paperwork later.
11:15:41 <Micah> Indy's up.
11:15:48 <ynpvisitor31> Weeee
11:15:50 <Eric> :bee:
11:15:54 <ynpvisitor31> :bee:
11:15:55 <ynpvisitor7> BEEr
11:15:55 <Kitt> Beehive :bee::bee::bee::bee::bee::bee::bee:
11:15:56 <ynpvisitor31> :bee::bee::bee:
11:16:10 <ynpvisitor31> Beer is a different geyser
11:16:26 <ynpvisitor7> :)
11:16:28 <ynpvisitor20> no wind, straight up
11:16:32 <Micah> Yeah that's for after watching Bee.
11:16:37 <Jimbo Lutetium> Nicely done camop
11:16:42 <ynpvisitor20> would be a nice one to be there for
11:16:48 <Kitt> very nice
11:17:37 <ynpvisitor20> No OF interference either
11:17:50 <Kitt> thanks for posts Kevin and Micah
11:17:55 <ynpvisitor31> Must be high humidity.
11:17:58 <Kevin L™> On Grand or BH!
11:18:35 <ynpvisitor20> Betty would have liked this one
11:18:38 <Kevin L™> If sun was out we would have a rainbow. Maybe there is a cloudbow in there somewhere.
11:18:39 <Eric> Wish we still had humidity and wind speed data :-(
11:18:46 <ynpvisitor31> Very tall today.
11:18:50 <Micah> Would be nice for some other spouters to join the party.
11:18:54 <Micah> Anyone seen Plate recently?
11:19:27 <Kevin L™> Been some steam up there Micah but have not seen water.
11:19:38 <Eric> been lots of steam back there, but hard to see water
11:19:45 <Eric> haha :_D
11:19:54 <ynpvisitor31> I don't pay attention to Plate or Pump any more. Sorry for not respecting them more.
11:20:33 <ynpvisitor31> Kevin broke indy
11:20:40 <ynpvisitor20> how?
11:20:45 <ynpvisitor20> seems fine to me
11:20:51 <ynpvisitor20> that was a nice BEE
11:20:59 <ynpvisitor31> And it is spreading to BH.
11:21:09 <Kevin L™> It's heat sensor went out #31
11:21:13 <Rice> Pump was my kids favorite this summer, that is how they said the Rangers turn the geysers on every morning.
11:21:28 <Kitt> enjoy the day
11:21:38 <ynpvisitor7> now time for BEEr
11:21:41 <Micah> Pump's always a crowd pleaser.
11:21:48 <ynpvisitor20> a bit early for BEEr
11:21:49 <ynpvisitor31> Yes, enjoy the rest of the day.
11:22:07 <Kitt> static cam still shows vehicles, picture hasn't changed
11:22:18 <ynpvisitor603> Some boardwalk work to do eh ;)
11:22:29 <ynpvisitor20> that will not be done tomorrow
11:22:34 <Micah> Yeah there's no way.
11:23:11 <Kevin L™> Looks like they are leveling the base.
11:23:27 <Kitt> looks like they are having fun:)
11:23:31 <Kevin L™> Look at the dip at the top left.
11:24:56 <Kevin L™> Looks like they have most of the bad stuff off.
11:26:28 <ynpvisitor96> Fun sitting on your fanny watching other people work :)
11:26:57 <Kevin L™> Hey, I used to do that for a living!
11:42:51 <Kevin L™> Boom
11:42:55 <ynpvisitor7> OF
11:52:38 <ynpvisitor603> So we just gonna reuse those Sawmill prediction dates from 2017 and replace them with 2018 ;)
11:53:04 <ynpvisitor72> Daisy
11:53:21 <ynpvisitor72> Daisy
13:00:09 <Kevin L™> Steamy Plate.
13:26:05 <Betty> good afternoon
13:26:26 <Kevin L™> You are late today
13:27:33 <Betty> yep. we had our 350 year celebration of my company
13:28:01 <Kevin L™> That is amazing!
13:28:54 <Jimbo Lutetium> Our nation isn't even that old
13:29:20 <Betty> at the high time there were more than 8500 people in the party area
13:30:24 <Betty> all food and beverages were for free
13:30:36 <ynpvisitor97> I am trying to think what type of business would have been around 350 years ago.
13:30:51 <ynpvisitor97> Must have adapted to changes.
13:31:11 <Jimbo Lutetium> Banking?
13:31:18 <Betty> we are the oldest Pharmaceutical company of the world. EMD
13:32:00 <Kevin L™> Betty is a drug dealer?
13:32:04 <Jimbo Lutetium> Just looked it up -- Merck
13:32:07 <ynpvisitor97> That is surprising. What did they start making?
13:32:52 <Betty> We are not allowed to call ourselves Merck in Northern America, we are EMD there
13:33:03 <Jimbo Lutetium> Pharmaceuticals - I just found this:
13:33:24 <Betty> In US Merck&Co is a totally different company
13:33:25 <ynpvisitor97> Medicine 350 years ago was all potions, wasn't it?
13:33:30 <Jimbo Lutetium> And poultices
13:33:55 <Betty> It all started with a Pharmacy
13:33:57 <Jimbo Lutetium> A few leeches might have been available, too
13:34:01 <Jimbo Lutetium> (not kidding)
13:34:23 <ynpvisitor97> Well they did use things like Mercury.
13:34:33 <Betty> then they started to sell Chemicals too
13:34:50 <Jimbo Lutetium> and arsenic - I watched "The Borgias" :(
13:35:35 <Betty> today you may have all something in your household with EMD inside.
13:36:11 <Betty> We are world leader in Liquid crystals - LC TV :-)
13:36:46 <Jimbo Lutetium> Branched out a bit
13:36:49 <Betty> Cellular and Tablet displays contain OLEDs
13:38:24 <ynpvisitor97> Well you would have to branch out if you started by selling prime newts.
13:38:29 <Betty> the future is a OLED 4K TV that can be put on a wall with magnets, only thin as a wallpaper - 3mm
13:39:03 <ynpvisitor75> The US Merck assets confiscated by the US goverment during WWI and it remained a separate company afterward.
13:39:40 <ynpvisitor75> were confiscated
13:40:50 <ynpvisitor97> Well time to go back to other things. Was glad to see they fenced the workers so the bison do not interrupt them.
13:41:01 <Betty> we are not US Merck
13:42:09 <ynpvisitor75> I know that. My daughter works for US Merck.
13:42:20 <Betty> ok
13:43:07 <Kevin L™> I bet the history of the company is interesting.
13:43:49 <ynpvisitor97> All I can say is it is a good thing they did not start with buggy whips. They would not be 350 years old, and have 8500 employees at a party.
13:45:05 <Betty> it´s 59.000 worldwide
13:46:05 <Betty> Kevin, I´m no drug dealer :-) I´m in quality control for Dried Culture Media
13:46:57 <Kevin L™> Do they go by any other names than EMD here?
13:47:17 <Betty> not that I know of
13:47:42 <Betty> in the rest of the World we are Merck KGaA
13:48:04 <Betty> only Northern America is EMD
13:49:17 <Kevin L™> I will have to ask my wife if she deals with any of your stuff.
13:51:10 <Betty> Millipore and Sigma Aldrich are subsidiary companies
14:09:16 <Betty> no geyser for me today. Night all
14:09:32 <Kevin L™> ight Betty.
14:52:48 <Dave from B> 350
15:29:35 <Kevin L™> Dave woke up!
17:36:15 <Kevin L™> lion