We visited the top of Mt. Pilatus, a short distance south of Luzern, Switzerland.
There were these birds flocking about; I wasn't able to catch one in a photo. They were about the size and shape of crows, but they had bright yellow beaks. They would circle about, land on the railings, seemed to try to forage on tourist food. And their cry was very similar to that of a hawk or an eagle.
That certainly looks right. They did look very much like crows, but the beaks and call were very different. The calls that I found for it were very different from the normal crow caws, but still not quite like the eagle call I heard. Though I only heard that call once, so maybe there was an eagle or other raptor circling above out of sight.
Professor, geology, Whatsamatta U Evolution - Changes in the environment, caused by the interactions of the components of the environment.
"Do not meddle in the affairs of cats, for they are subtle and will piss on your computer." - Bruce Graham
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." - John Kenneth Galbraith
"Yesterday on Fox News, commentator Glenn Beck said that he believes President Obama is a racist. To be fair, every time you watch Glenn Beck, it does get a little easier to hate white people." - Conan O'Brien
"I know a little about a lot of things, and a lot about a few things, but I'm highly ignorant about everything." - Moose
I've been taking note of the stats recently for some reason, and noticing that the number of visitors has been fluctuating widely. It will run from about 100 to 120 for a long period and then jump to about 350 to 400 and sometimes more for another long period. I can't imagine what could cause such a wide difference. Any thoughts?
On the same subject of stats it's interesting that we aren't yet to the middle of the year and already have 15,724 posts, as compared to last year's total for the whole year of 21,208. We have two new YECs which to my mind is a great gain, but we also have Davidjay who has been getting a lot of the wrong kind of attention. He's a prolific poster and he gets a lot of replies despite a lot of buzz about how he should be ignored as a troll. He's put up some good posts but also a lot of posts I would strongly object to except that I don't want to get into an endless exchange. Admin seems reluctant to banish him and I've wondered if that's because he's such a stat booster. Oh cynic that I am.
6/17 UPDATE: The visitor numbers have been running in that low range for a few days, but just now, in the last half hour or so they jumped into the 390s. This is truly a mystery.
Re: Problem Using iPhone Nav App with Honda Accord
my dad has had a similar problem with his truck. If he is listening to the radio the truck wont pass the nav app's instructions from the phone to the stereo. This is because the truck treats the nav app the same as it treats streamed music from the phone. If he was listening to music stored on his phone instead of the radio he'd get the nav voice over.
I think i explained that kind of clumsily.
edit: basically the stereo treats the bluetooth signal as either Phonecalls, which overrides everything, and Media, which it will only play if you've told the stereo to use your phone as the current media source.
Edited by DrJones*, : No reason given.
It's not enough to bash in heads, you've got to bash in minds soon I discovered that this rock thing was true Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet All of a sudden i found myself in love with the world And so there was only one thing I could do Was ding a ding dang my dang along ling long - Jesus Built my Hotrod Ministry Live every week like it's Shark Week! - Tracey Jordan Just a monkey in a long line of kings. - Matthew Good If "elitist" just means "not the dumbest motherfucker in the room", I'll be an elitist! - Get Your War On *not an actual doctor
Re: Problem Using iPhone Nav App with Honda Accord
Thanks. I searched and found a few different suggestions. I gravitated towards one similar to yours and had passed it on. I won't be able to follow up with her until tomorrow night to see whether she tried it or not.
It's at https://ios.gadgethacks.com/...-when-listening-radio-0160397. It says that in the iPhone navigation app there's an audio icon next to a Bluetooth symbol in the lower right-hand corner. audio and Bluetooth. If you press the audio icon, a Navigation Voice settings screen should display. On the bottom of that screen is a switch for "Allow HFP Prompts" (Hands-Free Profile). If you turn that on, then you should be able to hear the phone's prompts over the car's audio. Since I don't use an iPhone, I can't test that. If it works, it might help your father.
Couldn't get it to work. Couldn't find the settings screen. Too many variables (different versions, maybe a different app) to try to figure it out within a few minutes, especially since I have near-zero experience with iPhones (I've always found Apple software to be very unfriendly).
She needs to take it in to a dealer for warranty work anyway, so she's going to get them to figure it out.
They're not people, they're bots and they come and go depending on how often a page is updated, when new links appear and when webmasters change stuff.
Our system regularly crawls your site to provide the most up-to-date content in Google News. Our crawl process is algorithmic; computer programs determine how often we should crawl each site. If you post new articles on your site throughout the day, you should be able to see them appear on Google News fairly quickly. For tips on how to help Google News index and rank your site, we recommend that you review our Webmaster Guidelines.
From the moment that we discover a new article, we'll keep re-crawling it looking for changes. As we've noticed that most changes to articles occur just after they're published, we revisit articles most frequently in the first day after we've found them. After that, we visit them less often.
Edited by Tangle, : No reason given.
Je suis Charlie. Je suis Ahmed. Je suis Juif. Je suis Parisien. I am Mancunian. I am Brum. I am London.
"Life, don't talk to me about life" - Marvin the Paranoid Android
"Science adjusts it's views based on what's observed. Faith is the denial of observation so that Belief can be preserved." - Tim Minchin, in his beat poem, Storm.