August 2013 Archives

Dust storm, rain and lightning.

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Lightning 006-c.jpgOh, and power outage, LOL. So, best time to get out and shoot. The dust sure makes the sky look martian. The b/w one also looks nice.

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Stop! Meteoric runway.
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Artist's Conception

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SD USS Midway 023.jpgin front of the USS Midway in San Diego.

Core Memory

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SD USS Midway 074.jpgThe CP-642B Computer is a general-purpose, stored-program machine capable of rapidly processing a large quantity of complex data. Internal storage of the computer consists of a 32,672-word, 30-bit word length, ferrite-core main memory.

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There's still a manual for this computer, too.

Univac7.gifThe SINS (Ship's Inertial Navigation System) reformatted the raw Sperry gyroscope data for use by the computers. And there's a tape drive unit that is also still moving. And lastly a close-up of the Core memory module.

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Watch and listen to my short video on YouTube by clicking on the animated gif picture.

Flight Deck

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USS Midway

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SD USS Midway 014-1.jpgCV-41, an aircraft carrier, was launched in 1945 and is now moored in San Diego as a maritime museum.

I got some nice views from the flightdeck of supercarriers at the opposite piers:

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The three vessels, from the left, are: United States Naval Ship USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO-187), USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), USS Ronald Reagan (CVN-76).
The CVN-70 and CVN-76 are Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarriers. (CVN: Cruiser, heaVier-than-air aircraft, Nuclear)
The last picture in the set is a view of the bow of the USS Midway.

USS Ronald Reagan CVN-76.jpgStitched panorama of the USS Ronald Reagan.


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