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  • The original Rudolph did not have a red nose. In that day and age, red noses were seen as an indicator of chronic alcoholism and Montgomery Ward didn’t want him to look like a drunkard. To complete the original picture, he was almost named Reginald or Rollo.
  • The Christmas wreath was originally hung as a symbol of Jesus. The holly represents his crown of thorns and the red berries the blood he shed.
  • The three traditional colors of most Christmas decorations are red, green and gold. Red symbolizes the blood of Christ, green symbolized life and rebirth, and gold represents light, royalty and wealth.
  • Tinsel was invented in 1610 in Germany and was once made of real silver.
  • The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and were made of green raffia (think grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. Next the Addis Brush Company used their machinery that wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations.
  • ‘Jingle Bells’ – the popular Christmas song was composed by James Pierpont in Massachusetts, America. It was, however, written for thanksgiving and not Christmas.
  • Coca-Cola was the first company that used Santa Claus during the winter season for promotion.
  • Hallmark introduced their first Christmas cards in 1915.
  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
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  1. I have done the tall trees and the shorter trees. Larger trees with more lights and less and same for the smaller trees. What ever you want to do is the right way. It has nothin to do with what anybody else says. Im sure what ever you decide to do everybody will enjoy it. Took me a while to understand things like this and you cant please everybody just do your thing they will enjoy what ever you do Look you notice these kinds of things like the rest of us but anybody else would say HEY LOOK AT THAT! Your over thinking it. Its a persian flaw...There on PURPOSE just to show that nobody is perfect
  2. We were thinking of having a garage sale but i dont like people riffeling through my junk so...Heres a list of things we are selling that i can remember....I will get pictures tommorow. Two 5 disc teac cd players...no remotes motor cycle helmet...Its old school stuff nothin fancy its black and might be good or kids riding go-cart or something like that fits a big head though hahha cerwin vega 154 15inch sub jbl g100 center channel a round globe that most put on a north pole but its glass though a buffer for the car that got used once its not a miracle worker but it works. two hess trucks NIB from the 88-89 firetruck ad i think he other is the race car one i have to check. skil belt sander missing the bag one of those tools to install pergo smiths knife sharpener led grow light...Not enough testing to tell if it worked great for seedling or not but they did grow so.... I dont know what price to put on anything so make a offer and i would be more then happy to haggle. Im just looking to get rid of some stuff im tired of tripping over and if someone else could use it well...Buyer pays shipping but its your choice usps or ups. usps is cheaper but what ever ya want is ok with me. Look i aint in it to make money i want this stuff GONE! Theres more stuff too so i post next few days after i get more things together and dont feel like your offer is too low i bet it wont be.....Im just worried about shipping prices. Well im out catch yall later
  3. Will setting it at 80 percent draw less amps? Would you be able to tell from your eyes that is 80 percent? and how do i change seq to that after i already did it? I tried but it goes to 50 percent i dunno why ??? If i can save power and money and you cant tell the difference i want to go 80 percent maybe 90 who knows but little help here...Please Ok i just figured out how to change ... now about the amp draw?
  4. Im not either. I have 3 that i been using since the 80's santa two laterns that go on each side and thats it! I really dont see the point in havng a massive amount of them unless you can make them into a scene. No offense to anyone that is addicted to them but seeing that one filled with back in th day "flash crackers" (which are no longer legal THANKS CPSC! Would be awesome!
  5. Well i dunno what a core drill is or a cresent mine hill side but GET WELL SOON! Curious have you had a serious infection or on some strong meds? Ive heard that can cause that. Is it going to be something you have to monitor your whole life or just temp? Well hope your health gets back on track here soon! Oh and dont stress out ive noticed that people that stress out get ill geez i never had the flu maybe its b/c i dont worry. Ancient man always say weeeeewaaaaaax
  6. You have to be joking? Now thats scary
  7. I was watching tv the other day and they were showing off the volks wagon plant ALL RUN BY ROBOTS! Hardly any people in there doing anything. Then i started thinking they dont even need people to do jobs anymore unless its construction type work b/c you just cant program per job but home owners do there own work and fix cars etc nowadays and i dont blame them. If it does come to everything run by robots what are people going to do? We are be phased out little bit at a time. I mean what are people going to do? Not everybody can be a brain surgeon. I dont even know why schools are still running everyhouse has a computer and 8 teachers could teach whole school from home. Loading trucks i could see robots doing that. So what is it going to come down too a whole lot of built homes that nobody can afford b/c thats where i see it going. Robots dont complain and they can run 24-7. Hell theres cars that park for you now!!!!! What happened to driving???!!!! I dunno.....
  8. Yeah i hear ya i use servos all the time thats why i want to use a servo,But turning a wiper motor into a servo is beyond me. And it would be more cost effective with a hbridge and a 22 dollar wiper motor then vs 600 bucks for a SSPS105. Stepper motors will just confuse me more i tried to get them in the past and well.....I need it to act like a servo so it will move back and forth. The reel is going to be attached to the wiper bolt and turn one way it lowers line other way it raises the line. But How do i do that pot thing? and where does the servo come in? This isnt cut and dry stuff and im still confused im no electronics wizard and im sorry but im just not understanding this. Controlling servos with boards, making linkage, etc...Thats the easy part but this boggles me... I must be missing something i hear theres easier ways from you guys but i dont see that working but im my mind i see this as the easiest. I just need someone to say Hook it up like this but theres no info...
  9. This is what im after and Without the remote thinking of controlling it with ssc32 servo board b/c i have a few laying around somewhere or the servo dog i have been wanting to grab so this would be a good excuse. Now how do i do that with a h bridge? Going to use the h-bridge from lynxmotion. I look at the wiring diagram but what that 5k do hickey? and why do people always add a servo to the setup? See im lost here....
  10. I thought a amp was a amp? Could it be the power supply?
  11. If you havent seen this thread this explains it
  12. Could be the admin settings. I know a lot of admin. that make it before you can post pictures or veiw them you have to have a certain amount of post first. I dont know about here just have to wait for a mod or admin to answer.
  13. Must be the stain fumes, poly, and Oil Floor Paint for concrete but i just dont get it.....maybe i need to go outside or open a window...
  14. I tell ya when our fridge went out few years ago i got real used to drinking it warm. I never put beer in fridge anymore and we have new fridge didnt take us long to get one either maybe two weeks delivered. I have a case that has been sitting out for 4 days now and i have been drinking on it. Its doesnt cross my eyes none
  15. 12 pack! I bet that was a huge mess! Well i have left beer in hot car and nothing happened. Maybe just lucky Oh i hear yaa on the dog i know when mine has done something wrong too he hangs his head low and wont even look ya in the face thats when i know i better start looking around for something he did. lol Mine is a nut he wont even jump a extension cord anything at all in his path he will find a new route!
  16. Here we go again i have been staining the door and the stairs and i was thinking of just painting the risers but then i thought i have plenty of tile that i did the landing with. What do you guys think about putting tile for the risers? It would be different thats for sure. and the color goes together. Might be a lil tricky getting to it but i bet it would be worth it. Anybody ever did this have regrets? like it? anything? EDIT me and my big mouth now i get to fix the cabinet and re stain all of them! I need to learn to keep my mouth shut! lol
  17. For anybody that says soda cans cant explode in your car on a hot day...Well im here to tell ya it CAN HAPPEN! and it did and it made a mess! So if your considering of leaving a closed can in car DONT! you will come back to a mess! Happened yesterday to us ginger ale EVERYWHERE! Maybe its just some drinks that do it who knows so dont test this theory unless you like to clean lol
  18. When i was a kid we used to drive must of been 1 hour to see this one house at christmas. It must of been 3 or 4 stories high but he had a giant santa that went up and down the chimney (I think it was blowmold material if i remeber it was long time ago but it was one of those half things). Heres what i was thinking was use a wiper motor attach a reel and put the santa on a cord and track and use servo software to set the timmings and have the reel spool up and down. So i need to know how to turn the wipermotor into a servo i know it can be done i have seen it done before but i dunno how...I want to use the wiper motor b/c of cost and it can stand up to the elements. Any thoughts?
  19. Not trying to start a stink but if your the same Tim_l from other forums last month you have higher prices placed. I just mean might wanna update that before someone says "If i came here i could of gotten em cheaper!??" Ya know just a thought to avoid drama. I oly say that b/c if you divide 100 by 1650 the numbers dont seem to add up from other forums im not very great at math but ...Just trying to get ya more customers
  20. Did a window pop up and say some crap? I had the same problem a few times i must of open and closed 15 times then gave up and restarted computer and it didnt happen again. I dunno what was wrong on my end maybe fullmoon who knows...Try closing all programs except for lor after a reboot and see maybe another program is sharing a file? maybe a corrupted file too Uninstall lor then reinstall last option but corrput files do happen. Just dont lose any of your other seq.
  21. When i say piping i mean paper tube that goes around fuse. If you expose the bp core by making a slit in the fuse and put paper tube (piping) around it the gases will pass the fire not the fuse itself. Kinda like in the movies when a explosion goes off in a tunnel and the fire ball shoots out sorta like that. Thats how you can make slow cannon fuse very speedy and remember to always test your fuse to see how it functions time it etc...B/c you dont want things to go wrong during display.
  22. I thought about calling but after what knute said that would make sense so better off to leave it alone...I thought they just hated me lol I mean pink and blue yuck! lol
  23. I have a fire hydrant on my property up into my yard which isnt a problem i do all the weed eating around it make sure everything is clear all of that but heres the thing its PINK AND BLUE! It doesnt match anything in this whole neighborhood! My house has fire engine red doors and house is white. Fire dep. comes out sometimes and repaints it the SAME COLOR PINK AND BLUE! What is their problem? Can i paint it? I have the paint. Its not a real big deal but its pink and blue! What is with those colors? I would like to see it red and white youa know fire department colors or red and gold something nice but NOT PINK AND BLUE! Ugliest fire hydrant that has ever existed i swear and if ya dont believe its pink and blue i will get pictures lol
  24. Dont worry about it it will never happen. They have been talking about new meters and water meters here and it took them over 15 years to make the choice to do it and they keep talking about making the roads wider for 20 years but still every year they come out mark everything and nothing happens. I bet they have nothing better to do and just start making up things to do. I wouldnt worry about it right now if they do decide it would seriously surprise me but i dont see it happening anytime soon. I agree with everyone else though make some calls see what the deal is like you said possible line doesnt sound set in stoine to me...Sounds more like atleast look like your busy day Edit: and every year we have ice storms and lose power for days b/c branches would break off and knock lines down. How long do you think it took them to come out and cut the branches away from the power lines? YEARS! and they are still not done and we lose power like clock work....Thats your tax dollars at work :::Here hold this stop and go sign for 88 dollars a hour::: "SURE!" well theres always one thing you can do is remove the stakes so they have to come back out and redo everything that will save ya some time and get mighty funny. They paint the grass white paint over it green
  25. Well what are you going to shoot i can help ya with fuse timming but one thing to remember is the same cake and same fuse will have different timing no matter if its the same or not but you can get it pretty close. Most 500 gram cakes run about 25-30 seconds depending. They have fuse from quick match 60 ft a sec(need type 54 for that)but sticky match you dont,cannon fuse,fast yellow all sorts of speeds and effects. Want all the stuff to go off at once? If your looking for that kind of speed your going to have problems passing fire....But ya know what are you after and what ya wanna shoot i most likely can help ya figure out when to lite the fuse with the timing. I can help ya too for best ways to attach fuse and how to speed up the slow stuff and how piping works etc.... Let me know
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