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2004\08\15@030730 by Dillan

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I don't live there - but I've visited Chicago's city centre several
times. Be sure to check out the Buckingham Fountain at night with a
strawberry smoothie from the neighbouring 'Chicagos Dog' (better still -
go when it's windy ;) ). Or hire a bike from the Navy Pier to ride down
the coast and then coming back to sample freshly squeezed lemonade. Mmm.

Dillan

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2004\08\15@164949 by Spehro Pefhany

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At 01:25 PM 8/15/2004 -0700, you wrote:
>Last time I was in chicago, I found the aquarium very impressive,
>although perhaps political correctness has interfered.  (They had a
>HUGE dolphin tank...)
>
>BillW

The Museum of Science and Industry is well worth a visit, though it's
a bit of a hike from O'Hare.

http://www.msichicago.org/

Check out the sliced human corpses (male and female) in formaldehyde (you
can leaf through the bodies), if that interests you. I assume it's still
there.

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2004\08\16@103026 by Dillan

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Lawrence,

Is that the same museum that houses the educational 'dome type theatre'
with the wizzy 3D models? I recall visiting there about 5/6 years ago
and finding this introduction much more interesting than the
presentation itself! It consisted of each seat in the 'theatre' being
allocated a colored block and shape on the screen on the dome shaped
ceiling. The cells could be changed by way of the keypads on the
relevant seats. Incredible idea to keep the kids entertained (not to
mention the 'much older' big-kids!).

I wonder if this effect could be achieved with PIC's? (Considering that
there are in excess of 60 seats and there were 4 possible colors/shapes
per seat). Hmm... I shall be in my study!

Dillan

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2004\08\16@113535 by Russell McMahon

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> Is that the same museum that houses the educational 'dome type theatre'
> with the wizzy 3D models? I recall visiting there about 5/6 years ago
> and finding this introduction much more interesting than the
> presentation itself! It consisted of each seat in the 'theatre' being
> allocated a colored block and shape on the screen on the dome shaped
> ceiling. The cells could be changed by way of the keypads on the
> relevant seats. Incredible idea to keep the kids entertained (not to
> mention the 'much older' big-kids!).

I went to Disneyland.
We queued for the Spaceship simulator.
The queue was longish and it took quite some while to get to the simulator.
I suspect that most of the children in the queue never knew that they had
been standing in a queue ! :-)
It's amazing how like a trip through a space-ship you can make a queue look
like.


       RM

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2004\08\16@114159 by Dave VanHorn

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At 10:07 AM 8/16/2004, Russell McMahon wrote:

>> Is that the same museum that houses the educational 'dome type theatre'
>> with the wizzy 3D models? I recall visiting there about 5/6 years ago
>> and finding this introduction much more interesting than the
>> presentation itself! It consisted of each seat in the 'theatre' being
>> allocated a colored block and shape on the screen on the dome shaped
>> ceiling. The cells could be changed by way of the keypads on the
>> relevant seats. Incredible idea to keep the kids entertained (not to
>> mention the 'much older' big-kids!).
>
>I went to Disneyland.
>We queued for the Spaceship simulator.
>The queue was longish and it took quite some while to get to the simulator.
>I suspect that most of the children in the queue never knew that they had
>been standing in a queue ! :-)
>It's amazing how like a trip through a space-ship you can make a queue look
>like.

You mean space mountain?

I used to live two blocks from DL, there in Anaslime.
It's interesting to go there, and just look at the art and industrial design.
Consider that this is a totally controlled space, I'd guess that almost nothing is done without a reason, down to the placement of the trash cans.

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2004\08\16@152121 by Alan Schnittman

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At 10:25 AM 8/16/2004, Dave VanHorn wrote:
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>I was meaning more piclist-ish things though :)
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Hi,

   I concur with the recommendations for food, music, and museums in
Chicago.  I live in Chicago and am always interested in meeting fellow
listers.  Email me off-list if your schedule permits, and we can set up a
local Piclist meeting.

   There is one place that comes to mind for the hobbyist in all of
us.  Check out the American Science and Surplus store.  It is in the
North-West "corner" of the city about 8 miles from O'Hare airport.  They do
mail-order too (I don't know about International shipping though.) so check
out their site even if you're not in the area.


American Science and Surplus:
<http://www.sciplus.com/>
5316 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL
store #: 773-763-0313
main #: 847-647-0011

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2004\08\16@153621 by Dave VanHorn

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At 02:19 PM 8/16/2004, Alan Schnittman wrote:

>At 10:25 AM 8/16/2004, Dave VanHorn wrote:
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>>I was meaning more piclist-ish things though :)
>>
>
>
>Hi,
>
>   I concur with the recommendations for food, music, and museums in
>Chicago.  I live in Chicago and am always interested in meeting fellow
>listers.  Email me off-list if your schedule permits, and we can set up a
>local Piclist meeting.
>
>   There is one place that comes to mind for the hobbyist in all of
>us.  Check out the American Science and Surplus store.  It is in the
>North-West "corner" of the city about 8 miles from O'Hare airport.  They do
>mail-order too (I don't know about International shipping though.) so check
>out their site even if you're not in the area.

I miss these guys. I used to live not too far from their wisconsin location.
Now I'll have to translate this to cruise missile coordinates. :)

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2004\08\17@014425 by Mike Reid

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Boy does that bring back memories. I used to practically live at
American Science and Surplus years back when they were in their old
location. I still have hundreds of solid state relays I purchased there
in the the 1980's for $.75 each. They were Crydoms, mostly 10-25 amp
versions.  I still play around with them. Whenever I visit Chicago on
business I stop in and browse.  They ave a great mail order catalog.


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2004\08\17@022539 by Nate Duehr

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On Monday 16 August 2004 09:41, Dave VanHorn wrote:

> I used to live two blocks from DL, there in Anaslime.
> It's interesting to go there, and just look at the art and industrial
> design. Consider that this is a totally controlled space, I'd guess that
> almost nothing is done without a reason, down to the placement of the trash
> cans.

At one of my high school reunions, one of the guys there had gone into the
construction management arm of Disney at DL in Anaheim.  It was interesting
to hear how much effort they go to in order to make sure park patrons have no
idea that right behind that fake wall there's massive construction going on
of a new exhibit or ride...

It's funny how he thought the telecommunications world sounded interesting and
I thought the "how to hide the big yellow bulldozer" world was interesting.

It was a good reminder that it's always good to get out and see people you
haven't seen in a while and see what they've been up to.

Oh yeah... Chicago... if you're there for long enough to stop by for an
afternoon, the main downtown public library is -- um, huge.  Easy to get lost
in there for hours looking up interesting things to read.

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