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3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« on: February 21, 2013, 08:09:23 AM »
Hi folks,

Welcome to the Prologue of the 2013 Arctic melt season (is there a Snooker metaphor for the time before the start of a match?)

What beater time then now to play our little game:

"What the heck is Neven's Avatar?!"  :o  ::)  :P

https://forum.arctic-sea-ice.net/index.php?action=profile;u=2

 ;D The Discussion is now OPEN!  ;D
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2013, 08:14:15 AM »
While there is NO CORRECT ANSWER (come on!), points will be awarded for:
  • Style
  • Technical Merit, and
  • Artistic Impression
The Prize will be BRAGGING RIGHTS until next year's Contest.

Enjoy!
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013, 09:25:31 AM »

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2013, 10:31:37 AM »
That was the shortest quiz so far on the ASIF (Arctic Sea Ice Forum)!

I'm changing my avatar to the old one, as it blends in better.
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2013, 10:51:53 AM »
Seems I've nailed that  :)

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 07:20:53 PM »
Seems I've nailed that  :)

Woot! We have the first WINNER!!

Now, let move on the the BONUS ROUND:
Name this Avatar (and where the photo was taken)
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 07:37:14 PM »
Wait, I'm channeling my friends over at WUWT... Channeling... Channeling...

The name is SUB and it was taken at the South Pole in 1947!

Hence: AGW is a SCOAX!

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 07:40:05 PM »
Sorry Lodger,
Looking at that pic I feel cold, possible due to it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Skate_(SSN-578)
and my body react with

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2013, 07:44:30 PM »
"wot a BUS! It's all a XAOH!" (said the dyslexic denier)  >:(

... but let's see if any new Members can win the BONUS POINTS for naming the location where the photo was taken.  8)
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2013, 07:52:34 PM »
Huh, we 3 are too fast, dont you think so  :o ??? :)  ;)

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2013, 08:03:19 PM »
I think I can place the shot as in my Bath, September 1974??? ( Two submerged divers lurk below the sponge behind the sub)
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2013, 08:28:24 PM »
I think I can place the shot as in my Bath, September 1974???

GW, would it be safe to say that you grew up in a NUCLEAR family home?  ;D
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2013, 01:32:55 PM »
To clear up confusion, this was taken at the North Pole, a couple of hours after the other famous shot of her. In between the two shots, they cremated Hubert Wilkins on the ice, intending to scatter his ashes afterwards.

"Ah, Chief? We seem to have made a bit of a mess..."

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 04:34:31 AM »
To clear up confusion, this was taken at the North Pole, a couple of hours after the other famous shot of her. In between the two shots, they cremated Hubert Wilkins on the ice, intending to scatter his ashes afterwards.

"Ah, Chief? We seem to have made a bit of a mess..."

Bahaha! ::) "Ah, no." This is the US Navy photo of USS Skate (SSN-578) taken August 1958 (possibly in port at Bergen, Norway).

Skate did not surface at the North Pole until March 17, 1959 which is before the end of the 6-month Polar night. So we can be certain that no daylight picture is of that event.

BTW, Wilkins was cremated beforeafter his death on Nov 31, 1958, and his ASHES were transported to the pole aboard Skate for the ceremony (although surely the on-board reactor would serve as a crematorium?). :o

Then, in a dramatic voyage in Fall 1959, Skate returned to her home base in Cloud Cuckoo Land for knuckler refooling...

Part-marks only, I'm afraid mate!  ;D

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Skate_%28SSN-578%29
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2013, 05:06:06 AM »
The US Navy pioneered several discoveries through it's voyages to the North Pole:
  • Don't go skating without a gun
  • Polar bears will eat anything
  • Including Submaries
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2013, 09:44:50 AM »
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2013, 09:19:38 AM »


The crew of the Skate were uncertain as to the optimal position for the pyre . . .





sorry, can't resist this newfound power of posting images.

I'll get my coat . . .
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2013, 10:51:13 AM »
The crew of the Skate were uncertain as to the optimal position for the pyre...

sorry, can't resist this newfound power of posting images.

I'll get my coat . . .

NO, you're TOO RIGHT, Stuart! They were definitely SKATING on thin ice.  :D

And from the looks of that azure blue sky, there must have been good daylight at the North Pole on March 17, 1959...

I blame the Sun.  :P
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2013, 11:38:21 AM »
And from the looks of that azure blue sky, there must have been good daylight at the North Pole on March 17, 1959...

I guess it must have been at the time of one of those solar maximums . . .
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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2013, 11:58:24 AM »
I guess it must have been at the time of one of those solar maximums . . .
Yes, Solar Cycle 54, which began on Nov 31, 1958.
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« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2013, 12:07:04 PM »
I guess it must have been at the time of one of those solar maximums . . .
Yes, Solar Cycle 54, which began on Nov 31, 1958.

We seem to be engaged in cutting-edge work - a note to Nature, perhaps? Or is this still classified?
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« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2013, 12:23:40 PM »
We seem to be engaged in cutting-edge work - a note to Nature, perhaps? Or is this still classified?
Oh quite, and it will soon be published in that prestigious urinal, WTFUWT.

Now understand this work IS still classified, but we can for the fist time publicly release the name of the Working Group:

W.O.R.S.T. -- Wishful-Over-Real Surface Temperatures

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Re: 3rd Annual 'Guess-what-Neven's-Avatar-Is' Contest
« Reply #22 on: March 04, 2013, 12:50:00 PM »
We seem to be engaged in cutting-edge work - a note to Nature, perhaps? Or is this still classified?
Oh quite, and it will soon be published in that prestigious urinal, WTFUWT.

Now understand this work IS still classified, but we can for the fist time publicly release the name of the Working Group:

W.O.R.S.T. -- Wishful-Over-Real Surface Temperatures.

I don't feel comfortable with this  Can the W.O.R.S.T committee rely on our 50,000 reviewers?  Are our email servers secure?  Can we be certain this won't leak?  These days the enemy might even reach the pole . . .

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