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Thanks for the well-wishes. I don't live very near the water, and am not in any evacuation zones, though I am just outside of the lower-level (less prone) zones. The high school across the street (Brooklyn Tech) is an evacuation center, in fact. From my apartment building it's about a half-hour walk to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which overlooks the harbor.

As I type the wind gusts are becoming more frequent, though the sustained winds aren't much higher than earlier, but they are getting higher. And the rain's not that heavy yet, more like a strong drizzle. That will all change, I suspect, in a couple of hours or so. I wanted some music, so I started playing some LPs; for how long I don't know. I figure if the power goes out while I'm listening it's easier to shut down the system. Having to take a CD or DVD out of a player is much more involved than simply taking the LP off the turntable. Besides, I just lubricated the spindle and want it to get some work. Andres Segovia, to be followed by Marcus Roberts.

Down in Battery Park (lower Manhattan) the talk was of surge which could reach farther inland than Irene did. In the same area last year, Irene left about a foot and a half of water at the promenade there; Sandy could leave a lot more than that and well beyond the promenade. Glad I don't live that close to water. As I said elsewhere, for me prayer, preparation and patience are key in situations like this. I continue to pray, trust preparation was adequate, and need patience to deal with whatever comes.

Brolic, how's DC doing?
post #332 of 708
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Thanks for the well-wishes. I don't live very near the water, and am not in any evacuation zones, though I am just outside of the lower-level (less prone) zones. The high school across the street (Brooklyn Tech) is an evacuation center, in fact. From my apartment building it's about a half-hour walk to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, which overlooks the harbor.
As I type the wind gusts are becoming more frequent, though the sustained winds aren't much higher than earlier, but they are getting higher. And the rain's not that heavy yet, more like a strong drizzle. That will all change, I suspect, in a couple of hours or so. I wanted some music, so I started playing some LPs; for how long I don't know. I figure if the power goes out while I'm listening it's easier to shut down the system. Having to take a CD or DVD out of a player is much more involved than simply taking the LP off the turntable. Besides, I just lubricated the spindle and want it to get some work. Andres Segovia, to be followed by Marcus Roberts.
Down in Battery Park (lower Manhattan) the talk was of surge which could reach farther inland than Irene did. In the same area last year, Irene left about a foot and a half of water at the promenade there; Sandy could leave a lot more than that and well beyond the promenade. Glad I don't live that close to water. As I said elsewhere, for me prayer, preparation and patience are key in situations like this. I continue to pray, trust preparation was adequate, and need patience to deal with whatever comes.
Brolic, how's DC doing?

Glad you're not too close to the water.From the live coverage on weather.com (the internet has become an invaluable news tool since i "cut the cord"), it looks like physical damage is already starting on the coastlines (gutters, shutters, etc.)

Down here in the DC area, there is a high likelihood of flooding in the city. Thankfully, I'm out of the city and in a DC suburb where the likelihood of flooding is a bit less severe. The wind speed will be dangerous for everyone down here though. The governon has shut down the Susquehanna bridge (effectively, shutting down the functionality of I-95, since that's a mandatory bridge on that highway for north and southbound travelers. The branches on the trees in my front and back yard seem a little shaky. They survived Irene last year, but they may be ready to call it quits with this storm. It looks like southern New Jersey is receiving the worst of this storm at the moment.

I'm hearing that NY's battery tunnel will likely flood tonight at 9pm (high tide) I hope Mr. Bloomberg shuts down key highways (if he hasn't already done so).
post #333 of 708
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Glad you're not too close to the water.From the live coverage on weather.com (the internet has become an invaluable news tool since i "cut the cord"), it looks like physical damage is already starting on the coastlines (gutters, shutters, etc.)
Down here in the DC area, there is a high likelihood of flooding in the city. Thankfully, I'm out of the city and in a DC suburb where the likelihood of flooding is a bit less severe. The wind speed will be dangerous for everyone down here though. The governon has shut down the Susquehanna bridge (effectively, shutting down the functionality of I-95, since that's a mandatory bridge on that highway for north and southbound travelers. The branches on the trees in my front and back yard seem a little shaky. They survived Irene last year, but they may be ready to call it quits with this storm. It looks like southern New Jersey is receiving the worst of this storm at the moment.
I'm hearing that NY's battery tunnel will likely flood tonight at 9pm (high tide) I hope Mr. Bloomberg shuts down key highways (if he hasn't already done so).

Add Yes to my LP list above. How's that for diversity in one session?

The Lincoln Tunnel is the only tunnel open here. The last main bridge closed at 7:00PM. There are power outages, most of them in Queens and Staten Island; no surprise there, as many of their power lines are overhead. Con Ed may shut down some substations in lower Manhattan and south Brooklyn to protect their equipment.

Good that you're mostly out of the way of any serious flooding. As for those trees, I hope they're not too close to the house. Even small branches could do some damage if the wind's strong enough.

I just had a sick thought. I've had no complaint about my Mirage M-3si speakers, and have had them since 1993, but was wondering what getting some with deeper bass would do. The Mirages go down to 30Hz, more than respectable (24Hz if I had an anechoic chamber), but I was just thinking. Just thinking.
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I heard the subway had shutdown power due floods? Stay safe.
post #335 of 708
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I heard the subway had shutdown power due floods? Stay safe.

Yes, the transportation system was shutdown on Sunday in order to protect the equipment. With the storm, seven East River subway tunnels are flooded. It's not clear when they'll be operational again. The MTA chairman is hopeful the buses will be back up and running sometime tomorrow. For me personally, my cable/high speed went down last night; it came back this AM.
post #336 of 708
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Yes, the transportation system was shutdown on Sunday in order to protect the equipment. With the storm, seven East River subway tunnels are flooded. It's not clear when they'll be operational again. The MTA chairman is hopeful the buses will be back up and running sometime tomorrow. For me personally, my cable/high speed went down last night; it came back this AM.

Well thats good news, hopefully.
post #337 of 708
Hey Charles, how's everything? Hopefully you're all right...
post #338 of 708
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Hey Charles, how's everything? Hopefully you're all right...

+1 as ddtgr says is everything ok Charles, I saw the devastation on the news frown.gif
post #339 of 708
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i am okay, but tired. Yesterday was a long day for the first day back at work, and though last night I slept better than the night before, I haven't recovered fully.

Down the block a large tree was knocked over and took out a car as well as a significant part of the sidewalk. Up by my part of the block a few branches were taken off trees. All in all I am blessed.
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i am okay, but tired. Yesterday was a long day for the first day back at work, and though last night I slept better than the night before, I haven't recovered fully.
Down the block a large tree was knocked over and took out a car as well as a significant part of the sidewalk. Up by my part of the block a few branches were taken off trees. All in all I am blessed.

Charles, it's really good to hear that...
post #341 of 708
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Charles, it's really good to hear that...

Other than the cable/internet outage Monday evening into Tuesday morning and a few flickering lights (mostly Tuesday), I came through okay. I did buy food I don't usually buy in anticipation of possible power loss, and now have to eat it. Peanut butter!

I worked late two nights in a row and now have to go in tomorrow morning at 6:00AM! I'm hoping to get to bed extra early tonight.
post #342 of 708
Hey there, prepress.

Glad to hear things are slowly returning to normal for you. Peanut butter rocks. I like to sneak a mini chocolate bar from my kids Halloween bag and dip it in the PB. Kinda like a homemade Reese's peanut butter cup.wink.gif
post #343 of 708
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NYC Transit's main HQ (lower Manhattan) was damaged by the storm, and as a result the servers are all down and the building is toxic. We at the print shop can't access work. There was no backup server, or if so it was damaged also. We are working staggered shifts at the print shop, and my hours are now 11A – 7P until things are back to normal; this could last three weeks or so I've heard.

I'll need to figure out how to squeeze in some tunes here and there. The system just sits there lately. Any DVD viewing has been through my Oppo 83 straight to the TV because it's faster. I watched the final battle sequence from The Avengers Friday. It's still good! The scene where the blonde waitress looks back at Captain America after he's stopped the aliens from blowing the bank up where she and others were cornered—there's something about that expression on her face that's powerful (touching?) to me; she actually makes me feel that.
post #344 of 708
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NYC Transit's main HQ (lower Manhattan) was damaged by the storm, and as a result the servers are all down and the building is toxic. We at the print shop can't access work. There was no backup server, or if so it was damaged also. We are working staggered shifts at the print shop, and my hours are now 11A – 7P until things are back to normal; this could last three weeks or so I've heard.

What were your regular hours Charles? Not a good time to walk to work frown.gif
post #345 of 708
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What were your regular hours Charles? Not a good time to walk to work frown.gif

7AM to 3PM, which I've been put back on after only two days. It's been a wild time for sure. Yesterday they had us leave early due to the impending storm, so I didn't get a full day in; but I have so much comp time in the bank, it's no big deal to use some of it for the couple of hours I missed.

Tomorrow something different: jury duty.
post #346 of 708
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7AM to 3PM, which I've been put back on after only two days. It's been a wild time for sure. Yesterday they had us leave early due to the impending storm, so I didn't get a full day in; but I have so much comp time in the bank, it's no big deal to use some of it for the couple of hours I missed.
Tomorrow something different: jury duty.

It's good to see they put you back on your regular time. I've never done Jury Duty before how's it like ? Is the case interesting ?
post #347 of 708
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It's good to see they put you back on your regular time. I've never done Jury Duty before how's it like ? Is the case interesting ?

It's already over. I was selected to interview as a possible alternate on a civil case, but was excused since it involved a NYC Transit bus driver and I work for NYC Transit. I don't have to go back for at least 8 years. The laws have changed, apparently.

Last night I watched a bit of The Avengers, Yes Live at Montreaux, and an episode of Justice League Unlimited. Fun.
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It's already over. I was selected to interview as a possible alternate on a civil case, but was excused since it involved a NYC Transit bus driver and I work for NYC Transit. I don't have to go back for at least 8 years. The laws have changed, apparently.
Last night I watched a bit of The Avengers, Yes Live at Montreaux, and an episode of Justice League Unlimited. Fun.

How many times have you seen the Avengers now? I cant wait to see Justice League version but Batmans replacement will have a some big shoes to fill.
post #349 of 708
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How many times have you seen the Avengers now? I cant wait to see Justice League version but Batmans replacement will have a some big shoes to fill.

I was afraid someone would ask. I've watched the movie twice, once in theater and once at home. But I've watched the final battle perhaps 5 times. One of the priceless moments to me is the scene where, after Captain America has just saved the people trapped in the bank, the blond waitress looks back at Captain America as she's led away to safety by the firefighter. The expression on her face is absolutely poignant and powerful.

I've read there's a Justice League movie coming. A big key will be who they get to play the roles. I don't think they can afford to go with complete unknowns; they'll need some moderately known names at least. And for Wonder Woman, they'll need someone who looks the part, i.e. athletic, with a bit of muscle perhaps. She is an amazon, after all.
post #350 of 708
I don't have a good feeling about a Justice League movie. Marvel did it right by setting up the Avengers with prior movies of the main stars. Seems DC is rushing this a bit. We've had good Batman movies so far (although I've heard he'll be recast for any Justice League movie), one so-so Superman movie (not counting the old ones and can't speak for the new one yet) and a pretty sub-par Green Lantern movie. No Wonder Woman movie either(I can't believe they'd just introduce such an important character without her own set-up movie). I don't mind us not seeing Flash or Martian Manhunter yet (they're the equivalent of Black Widow and Hawkeye and can be introduced in another movie) but I don't know, they need to really get a WW and decent Green Lantern movie out. They're too important to just say "tada, here they are". Marvel has been kicking all sorts of ass with their movies so DC has it's hands full that's for sure.

As for the final scene fight scene in Avengers, personally I prefer the first helicarrier scene. It's not the team really working together mind you but I like seeing the Hulk make his appearance and fight with Thor. Speaking of, Thor 2? Yes please. biggrin.gif
post #351 of 708
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I don't have a good feeling about a Justice League movie. Marvel did it right by setting up the Avengers with prior movies of the main stars. Seems DC is rushing this a bit. We've had good Batman movies so far (although I've heard he'll be recast for any Justice League movie), one so-so Superman movie (not counting the old ones and can't speak for the new one yet) and a pretty sub-par Green Lantern movie. No Wonder Woman movie either(I can't believe they'd just introduce such an important character without her own set-up movie). I don't mind us not seeing Flash or Martian Manhunter yet (they're the equivalent of Black Widow and Hawkeye and can be introduced in another movie) but I don't know, they need to really get a WW and decent Green Lantern movie out. They're too important to just say "tada, here they are". Marvel has been kicking all sorts of ass with their movies so DC has it's hands full that's for sure.
As for the final scene fight scene in Avengers, personally I prefer the first helicarrier scene. It's not the team really working together mind you but I like seeing the Hulk make his appearance and fight with Thor. Speaking of, Thor 2? Yes please. biggrin.gif

Thor 2 is coming. As are Iron Man 3 and another Captain America. Of course, another Avengers movie will happen.

As for Justice League, the three probable prinicpals (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman) are very well known and may not need much set-up. But I agree, the purpose for the individual movies was to set up Avengers. Main DC characters are pretty well known, and arguably better known than some of Marvel's; they don't necessarily need a lot of setup. Will they go for the hard-core fans, or try for the broader audience (in which case they may well need to do some preliminary work [movies])? I'd think if lesser-known characters are involved, such as Martian Manhunter, some backstory would be needed.
post #352 of 708
Yeah I agree the DC heroes are more iconic and thus don't necessarily need more back story before introduction but I'd feel a little cheated personally to not get a WW movie before hand. Plus this doesn't really even touch on the fact that up until now there's really been no connection between any of the super heroes in their movies outside of a mention of metropolis in Dark Knight Rising and I think that's it. It's not much to build on compared to Marvels efforts or the awesome animated JLA series. I'd personally take a good animated movie or a full length movie of the opening cinematic to that DC mmo. That was pure awesomeness.
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Yeah I agree the DC heroes are more iconic and thus don't necessarily need more back story before introduction but I'd feel a little cheated personally to not get a WW movie before hand. Plus this doesn't really even touch on the fact that up until now there's really been no connection between any of the super heroes in their movies outside of a mention of metropolis in Dark Knight Rising and I think that's it. It's not much to build on compared to Marvels efforts or the awesome animated JLA series. I'd personally take a good animated movie or a full length movie of the opening cinematic to that DC mmo. That was pure awesomeness.

I would welcome a Wonder Woman movie myself. But with their recent reboot of the entire comics line, some DC characters' storylines and histories aren't the same as before. Now, Wonder Woman isn't born from clay, she's the daughter of Hippolyta and Zeus. So that would need to be explained if her origin is part of the mix. Or they could do it like the recent animated movie, and just start on the island with the amazons. Of course, I don't remember the old TV series explaining anything, we just had WW here fighting Nazis.

I'd say DC also doesn't want to appear to copycat Marvel's approach, so they're in a bit of a spot. Still, even absent a systematic approach with "prequel" movies, a JLA movie could be pulled off.
post #355 of 708
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I was afraid someone would ask. I've watched the movie twice, once in theater and once at home. But I've watched the final battle perhaps 5 times. One of the priceless moments to me is the scene where, after Captain America has just saved the people trapped in the bank, the blond waitress looks back at Captain America as she's led away to safety by the firefighter. The expression on her face is absolutely poignant and powerful.
I've read there's a Justice League movie coming. A big key will be who they get to play the roles. I don't think they can afford to go with complete unknowns; they'll need some moderately known names at least. And for Wonder Woman, they'll need someone who looks the part, i.e. athletic, with a bit of muscle perhaps. She is an amazon, after all.

It will be intresting to see who plays Wonder Woman
post #356 of 708
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I don't have a good feeling about a Justice League movie. Marvel did it right by setting up the Avengers with prior movies of the main stars. Seems DC is rushing this a bit. We've had good Batman movies so far (although I've heard he'll be recast for any Justice League movie), one so-so Superman movie (not counting the old ones and can't speak for the new one yet) and a pretty sub-par Green Lantern movie. No Wonder Woman movie either(I can't believe they'd just introduce such an important character without her own set-up movie). I don't mind us not seeing Flash or Martian Manhunter yet (they're the equivalent of Black Widow and Hawkeye and can be introduced in another movie) but I don't know, they need to really get a WW and decent Green Lantern movie out. They're too important to just say "tada, here they are". Marvel has been kicking all sorts of ass with their movies so DC has it's hands full that's for sure.

I have to agree with that, Wonder Woman needs her own movie as well as Green Latern needs a reboot (esp if Ryan Renolds become Batman)
post #357 of 708
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Thor 2 is coming. As are Iron Man 3 and another Captain America. Of course, another Avengers movie will happen.

Im looking forward to these releases more than what DC is going to dish out.
post #358 of 708
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Im looking forward to these releases more than what DC is going to dish out.

You can be sure that Thanos teaser at the end of Avengers will pick up in another movie. My first guess would be Thor 2, as the next Avengers might be too far away.
post #359 of 708
Hey Charles,

Talking about Joshua Bell! My wife and I saw him on Sat night at the Mondavi Center, no mics, just him and the piano guy, it was absolutely amazing. We had great seats, too, only about 50 feet away...
post #360 of 708
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Hey Charles,
Talking about Joshua Bell! My wife and I saw him on Sat night at the Mondavi Center, no mics, just him and the piano guy, it was absolutely amazing. We had great seats, too, only about 50 feet away...

Very good. smile.gif Congratulations on good seats and a good performance as well. How big was the auditorium? Not too big I guess, if they could get away with no mics. Unamplified acoustic instruments. Nice.

I saw McCoy Tyner back on 10/27, along with Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette and Grady Tate. Really good.
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