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All Is Lost

“All Is Lost” Is Almost Hopeless

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“Almost Hopeless”

“Hotshots” looks at a movie!

All Is Lost stars Robert Redford and was made from a script nearly free of dialogue and only 32 pages long.

All Is Lost

However, that script could have been shortened to only one sentence: “A man is lost at sea all alone on a small crippled sailboat and struggles to survive.”

When the movie opens, we hear Redford’s voice say, “I tried to be true. I tried to be right. But I wasn’t. I’m sorry.”

Later on, we will learn the significance of those words and where they appear in the story, but first we see a title that says, “8 Days Earlier,” and the story begins.

Called only “Our Man” in the credits, Redford is asleep below deck on his 39-foot yacht when he is awakened by a loud noise and sees water coming into the cabin.

His boat has struck a floating cargo shipping container hard enough to damage both his boat and the container, which is now spilling its contents into the ocean.

And then we watch him struggle to survive and begin to consider our own mortality as surely as he considers his own.

He tries to repair the hole in the boat as best he can, pumps the water out of the cabin and cleans and dries it.

He dries and cleans his radio, finds a signal, and sends out the message, “This is the Virginia Jean with an SOS call. Over,” but he gets no response.

When a storm comes, he tries to secure everything aboard and puts on his gear for wet weather, but he gets knocked overboard.

His boat gets damaged even more, and later he also suffers a nasty gash to his forehead.

With water coming into the boat even more now, he gets his life raft, inflates it, and secures it to the boat and gets ready to abandon ship.

The water in the cabin is now up to his chest, and he retrieves everything he believes he will need, puts it all in the covered life boat, and climbs into it.

One of the items is a sextant, which is still in its box, appears to have been a gift, and he has to read the instructions on how to use it, so that he can plot his position on his navigation map.

All Is Lost is almost hopeless.

I’m Dan Culberson and this is “Hotshots.”

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Stop Saying “Take a Look”!

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Here’s what gets me.

5[1]Take a look at this.

The three most overused and unnecessary words you ever hear on television are “Take a look.”

Take a look at this.

First of all, except for blind people who only listen to the television set, we are already looking at it, and so people on television don’t have to tell us to look at it!

Take a look at this.

And for all we know, blind people might get offended by being reminded all the time that they can’t see anything whenever told to “take a look.”

Take a look at this.

Second of all, what does saying “Take a look” add that a simple “Look” doesn’t convey?

Take a look at this.

And third of all, the expression in either its shortest form of “Look,” its longer form of “Take a look,” or even its longer forms of “Take a look at this,” “Take a live look,” or “Taking a look at the temperatures” are all just a lazy way of introducing what the meteorologist, traffic reporter, or any other on-camera person wants to talk about next. Much worse is “take a listen.”

Take a look at this.

I first became aware of this lazy crutch of an expression back in the past when I would attend a presentation by a programmer I worked with, and he would mangle it by saying “Take and look” instead of “Take a look.”

Take a look at this.

For example, he would have a visual aid displayed before us and say something like, “If we take and look at the coding, we can see how the reverse Polish notation affects all the lines that follow.”

Take a look at this.

Then I began noticing that the weather girl on the local news that I watch every morning was saying “Take a look” much too often and even more much too unnecessarily.

Take a look at this.

Then I began to notice that the traffic reporter who would follow her weather report was using “Take a look” in his reports, too, and sometimes even saying “Take a look” twice in the same sentence.

Take a look at this.

And then I began to notice that national reporters on television and hosts on national talk shows were being lazy and using the expression, which, when you think about it, doesn’t add anything to the introduction of whatever follows that we are being told to look at.

Take a look at this.

Rather than saying “Take a look at these temperatures,” the weather girl could simply tell us that the temperature in Denver is a pleasant 65 degrees, compared with the temperatures in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City.

Take a look at this.

Rather than saying “Take a look at the traffic map,” the traffic reporter could simply say “The traffic is heavy on the Interstate highway, so you might want to avoid it.”

Take a look at this.

And rather than saying “Take a look” when a national reporter or a talk-show host wants to introduce a piece of video footage, a simple description of what is going to be shown would suffice or even a simple “Play it” when the person might not know what is about to be shown.

Take a look at this.

Now that I have made you aware of this excessive and unnecessary overused expression on television, start counting the number of times you hear it said, and if you use social media to follow either the person you hear say it too much or the program on which you heard it said or even the network on which the person or program appears, write using either of the more popular social-network tools directly to the person, program, or network and encourage them to stop using that now offensive, unnecessary and overused expression.

Take a look at this.

Unfortunately, this might turn out to be a lost cause. Emphasis on good language and effective communication might have been lost ever since the Baby Boomers became a major influence in society in the Sixties.

Take a look at this.

I don’t watch religious shows on television, and so I don’t know if televangelists use the expression in their sermons or requests for money, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did, because I am hearing the expression almost every time I turn on the television.

Take a look at this.

The same goes for politicians.

I rest my case.

Transmission Technology Services (TTS)

TTS Auto Tips

TTS AUTO TIPS with Doug Duncan, Doug gives us some great tips on what to do to keep our cars and trucks in shape for the different seasons and the best ways to protect against harsh weather as well as what to do to make your ride easier and less expensive on the road.

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TTS Auto Tips

TTS Auto Tips

TTS Auto Tips

TTS AUTO TIPS with Doug Duncan, Doug gives us some great tips on what to do to keep our cars and trucks in shape for the different seasons and the best ways to protect against harsh weather as well as what to do to make your ride easier and less expensive on the road.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "Gas Saving Tips"

TTS Auto Tips "Gas Saving Tips"

In this informative episode, Doug tells us all the best tips he can think of to help your cars get the most gas mileage possible.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "Autos and the Environment"

TTS Auto Tips "Autos and the Environment"

Doug informs us about how how autos and the environment and what the automotive industry is doing to help cut down on environmental waste.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "Winter Preparation"

TTS Auto Tips "Winter Preparation"

As it changes from the summer heat to the winter cold Doug talks about things you're going to start seeing in your car and things to be prepared for as well as ways to make sure you don't have any breakdowns. A few things Doug talks about are coolant, batteries, windshield wipers, oil changes, engine oil, belts and tires.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "Fall Tips"

TTS Auto Tips "Fall Tips"

In this episode, Doug talks about when things go wrong with your transmission, first thing he does is take a transmission apart to investigate the problems, he looks at the differential fluids, the transmission filter and further down in he explains why it is critical that all the tires be the same. Finally with the transmission completely dismantled he discovers the problem is in the vehicle TTS is working on and some signs to tell that something may be wrong.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "More Summer Tips"

TTS Auto Tips "More Summer Tips"

More summer tips from Doug, since it's getting to be very hot weather what better time to talk about air conditioning, your car much like your body needs lots of water, Doug shows us how to measure temperature and how to tell if your air compressor is working correctly and what signs to look out for it it's not properly functioning.[READ|SHARE]
TTS Auto Tips "Spring and Summer Tips"

TTS Auto Tips "Spring and Summer Tips"

Spring and Summer Tips for driving, keeping your car in good shape and making sure your travel is safe this spring and summer. Doug tells us a little about the history of TTS and what you can do to protect your car and make your ride better in the upcoming thunderstorms and heat of the sun. Doug explains Tires, Tread, Inflation, Windshield Wipers, Windshield Glass, Headlights, Taillights, Air Conditioning and Coolants as a few of the things to help your autos run better in the spring and summer.[READ|SHARE]
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Hurricane Sandy Creating Hazardous Ocean Conditions and Increasing Number of Washback Turtles on St. Johns County Beaches Throughout Weekend

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Northeast Florida beaches, including those in St. Johns County, will experience extreme surf and high tide conditions throughout the weekend and into next week due to Hurricane Sandy.

These extreme storm conditions create wrack line by pushing large amounts of sargassum seaweed onto the beach. Juvenile sea turtles, commonly referred to as washbacks, can become trapped in the seaweed, resulting in exhaustion and a need for medical attention. Beach visitors are asked to refrain from making contact with any washback turtles or attempting to return them to the water. Volunteers, coordinated by St. Johns County, known as the “Washback Watchers” will be conducting surveys throughout the weekend to recover washback sea turtles.

Beach visitors are not encouraged to enter the water during this time. In addition, there is a potential for vehicular access to be restricted intermittently throughout the weekend due to the extreme surf and high tides associated with the storm. St. Johns County staff will continually monitor the storm to ensure public safety remains a top priority. Please visit www.noaa.gov for updated weather and sea condition forecasts related to Hurricane Sandy.

Beach visitors who observe a dangerous situation or a marine animal stranded on the beach are asked to call the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department at 904.824.8304. For information regarding beach conditions or coastal wildlife, please contact St. Johns County Habitat Conservation at 904.209.0331. For more information regarding hurricane preparedness, evacuation zones, and disaster planning, please visit www.sjcemergencymanagement.org.

Vehicular Access to St. Johns County Beaches Intermittently Restricted Due to Residual Hurricane Sandy Impacts
Due to the strength and proximity of Hurricane Sandy and the approaching full moon high tides, vehicular access to St. Johns County beaches may be restricted through Sunday, October 28. A potential for the flooding of vehicle access ramps and the driving lane could require limited access to ensure visitor safety. The beach is open to pedestrians and can be accessed through the off beach parking lots available throughout St. Johns County. Beach visitors are strongly encouraged to remain out of the water during this significant weather event. For preparedness information and Hurricane Sandy situation reports as they become available, please visit the www.sjcemergencymanagement.org. Please call 904.209.0331 for updated information regarding beach access.

Source: City of St. Augustine

hurricane Isaac

Update on Hurricane Isaac – Wednesday August 29 at noon EST

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Isaac Drenching Southeastern Louisiana, Dangerous Storm Surge and Flood Threat From Heavy Rains Likely to Continue Through Wednesday Night

At 10 AM CDT the center of Hurricane Isaac was near Houma, La. Isaac is moving toward the northwest at about 6 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday night, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest by Thursday night or early Friday. The center of Isaac will move farther inland over Louisiana on Wednesday and Thursday and over southern Arkansas by early Friday.

Source: National Weather Service — http://www.weather.gov

Current Weather Conditions

Current weather conditions in St. Augustine

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beryl

Beryl bears down on St. Augustine

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Tropical Storm Beryl making landfall in NE Fla.

The Associated Press - ?8 minutes ago?
By KATE BRUMBACK, AP – 1 minute ago Tropical Storm Beryl is making landfall in northeastern Florida, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to the southeastern US coast. The National Hurricane Center in Miami reported late Sunday that Beryl was making 

Tropical Storm Beryl edges closer to southeast coast

Reuters Canada - ?10 minutes ago?
By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beryl gained strength as it closed in on the southeastern coast on Sunday, dumping rain and whipping up heavy surf from northeastern Florida to South Carolina. The second named storm of the 2012 

Tropical Storm Beryl Making Landfall in…

ABC News - ?19 minutes ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl making landfall in northeastern Fla.; rain, winds lash coast.

Tropical Storm Beryl Nears Landfall, Hurricane Center Reports

BusinessWeek - ?30 minutes ago?
By Winnie Zhu on May 27, 2012 Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named weather system of the Atlantic hurricane season, was about to move onshore toward Florida, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The center of the tropical storm is forecast 

Beryl threatens rain, winds on southeast US coast

Pakistan Observer - ?38 minutes ago?
Savannah, Ga—Subtropical storm Beryl began moving faster toward an expected landfall Sunday night on the Southeast US coast, threatening Memorial Day beach-goers with forecast conditions of dangerous surf and drenching rains from northeast Florida up 

Tropical Storm Beryl strengthens, nears US coast

Newsday - ?1 hour ago?
Nation Newsday > News > Nation Print Aa Tropical Storm Beryl strengthens, nears US coast Originally published: May 26, 2012 12:30 AM Updated: May 27, 2012 11:08 PM By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MIAMI – Tropical Storm Beryl is close to making landfall in the 

Tropical Storm Beryl nears southeastern US coast

San Jose Mercury News - ?2 hours ago?
By Kate Brumback and Kelli Kennedy AP Beryl was still well offshore, but officials in Georgia and Florida were bracing for drenching rains and driving winds. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Sunday afternoon that Beryl would make 

Tropical Storm Beryl Nears U.S.

Daily Beast - ?2 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl is almost at hurricane level as it nears the southeastern coast. The storm is expected to touch down late Sunday night or early Monday, but forecasters say it shouldn’t strengthen before and will weaken soon after.

Tropical Storm Beryl edges closer to southeast US coast

Reuters - ?3 hours ago?
* Storm near hurricane strength, landfall seen late Sunday * Beryl threatens heavy rains, possible flooding * Dangerous surf, rip currents likely in coastal areas By David Beasley ATLANTA, May 27 (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beryl gained strength as it 

Tropical Storm Beryl nears hurricane force; Florida, Georgia wait

Los Angeles Times - ?3 hours ago?
By Matt Pearce Tropical Storm Beryl neared hurricane strength as it prepared to lash the coasts of northeastern Florida and southeastern Georgia Sunday night and early Monday. Winds were expected to reach 70 mph as the storm made its way toward 

Tropical Storm Beryl near hurricane-strength as it approaches southeastern US 

Washington Post (blog) - ?3 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl was wrecking some Memorial Day weekend plans on Sunday, causing shoreline campers to pack up and head inland and leading to the cancellation of some events as the storm approached the southeastern US Beryl was still well offshore, 

Atlantic Tropical Storm Beryl Nears Hurricane Strength, NHC Says

Bloomberg - ?4 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic season, is nearing hurricane strength as its head for the Florida coast, according to the US National Hurricane Center. The weather system is about 75 miles (121 kilometers) east of 

Tropical Storm Interrupts Holiday Plans in Southeast

New York Times - ?5 hours ago?
Beaches along the southern Atlantic coast were closed on Sunday, and visitors and residents in some low-lying regions were told to seek higher ground as Tropical Storm Beryl threatened to upset holiday weekend plans for thousands of beachgoers.

Beryl now a tropical storm, nearing US coast

Salt Lake Tribune - ?5 hours ago?
By KATE BRUMBACK | AP Beryl was still well offshore, but officials in Georgia and Florida were already bracing for drenching rains and driving winds. Campers at Cumberland Island, which is reachable only by boat, were told to leave by 4:45 pm The 

Beryl may bring rain, wind here

Atlanta Journal Constitution - ?6 hours ago?
Monday could see a possible shower and thunderstorm, mainly south and east of the city, said Channel 2 Action News meteorologist David Chandley. Monday’s temps should be a little cooler at 86, after Sunday’s high of 91. But effects of the tropical 

Forecast: LI escapes Tropical Storm Beryl

Newsday - ?6 hours ago?
Weather Newsday > News > Weather Print Aa Forecast: LI escapes Tropical Storm Beryl Originally published: May 27, 2012 3:33 PM Updated: May 27, 2012 6:00 PM By CANDICE RUUD candice.ruud@newsday.com While Tropical Storm Beryl might be ruining holiday 

Tropical Storm Beryl May Make Landfall Tonight in Florida

BusinessWeek - ?6 hours ago?
By Devin Banerjee on May 27, 2012 Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, will make landfall tonight near northeastern Florida, the US National Hurricane Center said in an advisory.

Tropical Storm Beryl nearing US coast

New Zealand Herald - ?7 hours ago?
Beryl was still well offshore, but officials in Georgia and Florida were already bracing for drenching rains and driving winds. Campers at Cumberland Island, which is reachable only by boat, were told to leave by 4:45 pm (local time) The island has a 

Tropical Storm Beryl bears down on Memorial Day weekend

Los Angeles Times - ?7 hours ago?
By Matt Pearce Ain’t no sunshine till Beryl’s gone: Tropical Storm Beryl is set to drench parts of Florida and Georgia for Memorial Day as the storm makes landfall this afternoon and tonight. National Weather Service forecasters predicted Sunday that 

Beryl to bring rain and winds to south-east US coast

gulfnews.com - ?8 hours ago?
AP Georgia: A menacing cluster of thunderstorms dubbed subtropical storm Beryl crawled closer to the south-east US coast early yesterday, poised to bring aa rainy finale to the Memorial Day weekend on beaches and in tourist towns from north-east 

Beryl now tropical storm, nears southeast US coast

Channel News Asia - ?8 hours ago?
MIAMI: Beryl was upgraded to a tropical storm Sunday as it plowed toward the coast of the southeastern United States, casting a shadow over the first big beach weekend of the US summer season. “Beryl stronger. Now a tropical storm,” the National 

Beryl upgraded to tropical storm as south-east US prepares for heavy rain

The Guardian - ?9 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl closed in on the US south-east coast on Sunday as beachgoers braced themselves for heavy rains and a Memorial Day washout. The second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is expected to make landfall overnight.

Beryl now a tropical storm, nears SE coast

CBS News - ?9 hours ago?
Last Updated 3:09 pm (CBS/AP) Forecasters say Beryl is now a tropical storm as it moves ever closer to the southeastern US The US National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday that Beryl had gotten slightly stronger, with maximum sustained winds now 

Tropical Storm Beryl Gains Strength, Nears Coast

NPR - ?9 hours ago?
by AP Beryl was still well offshore, but officials in Georgia and Florida were bracing for drenching rains and driving winds. The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Sunday evening that Beryl was approaching hurricane strength and was expected to 

Tropical Storm Beryl Strengthens Slightly, Continues West

BusinessWeek - ?9 hours ago?
By Dan Hart on May 27, 2012 Tropical Storm Beryl, the second named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, strengthened slightly as it continues to move west, the US National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory.

Beryl nearing US coast

msnbc.com - ?9 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl has residents in Georgia and Florida bracing for drenching rains and driving winds. The Weather Channel Mike Seidel reports. >>> another developing story this hour. subtropical storm beryl is threatening memorial day plans across 

Tropical Storm Beryl heading for US

New York Daily News - ?9 hours ago?
Tropical Storm Beryl already was wrecking some Memorial Day weekend plans on Sunday, sending shoreline campers packing to head inland and canceling some events in the southeastern US Beryl was still well offshore, but officials in Georgia and Florida 

Forecasters say Beryl now a tropical storm as it threatens rain, wind for 

Washington Post - ?10 hours ago?
MIAMI — Forecasters say Beryl now a tropical storm as it threatens rain, wind for southeastern US. Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Beryl Threatens Georgia Coast

Daily Beast - ?10 hours ago?
Residents along the coast of Georgia are preparing Sunday for the approach of subtropical storm Beryl. Campers were warned to leave a barrier island, and a jazz festival was canceled in Jacksonville, Fla., in preparation for the expected inclement 

Tropical Storm Beryl moves toward southeast US coast

Chicago Tribune - ?11 hours ago?
ATLANTA (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Beryl closed in on the southeastern US coast on Sunday as Memorial Day weekend beachgoers braced for heavy rains and dangerous surf stretching from northeast Florida to South Carolina. The second named storm of the 
St. Augustine Channel 1

New TV channel called St Augustine Channel 1

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Today is April 1st, 2012, and St. Augustine Channel 1 is beginning this new online TV channel and newspaper serving St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and  Flagler County, Florida. St Augustine Channel 1 is part of C1N.TV Channel 1 Networks headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

St Augustine Channel 1 is operated locally with all local reporting from the city, county, school district, and tourism board. The combination TV channel and newspaper with only local news operates 24 hours a day on the Internet only.

Some of the categories covered on St Augustine Channel 1 are News, Weather, Sports, Food, Movies, and Music.  A big part is city news, police news, education, events, tourism, weather, arts and entertainment. and more.

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NCAR - Air, Planet, People

NCAR – Air, Planet, People

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At the National Center for Atmospheric Research, they don’t forecast the weather. They get inside the weather, climate, and surrounding environment to understand it better. Collaborating with researchers all over the country and all over the world to study the thin layer of air that surrounds our planet and connects all of us to each other. They study the Sun, air chemistry, how the atmosphere interacts with the land and oceans, and how we change and are changed by weather and climate.

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