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About Gary_Yngve

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  • Birthday 08/05/1978

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  1. 10lbs of camera equipment?!

    I like how you use your fish-eye.
  2. Forest Service fee get's stuffed down FS throat.

    If Larry the Tool has his way, they'll be busting people for bivying overnight at the trailheads (right now you're prohibited from bivying at popular trailheads in some Natl Parks... Paradise, Cascade Pass...). I've yet to see any fee from the Forest Pass go into trail maintenance. More likely it's going into law enforcement / electronic / surveillance equipment, which was apparent the last time I saw Larry's SUV.
  3. Base Jumper Talent Level in the Cascades?

    I was In-Town Operations Leader (ITOL), as work right now is a bit too hectic for me to get out. Sounds like all the rescuers who were up there had a great time and got some sweet views. Relieved that the heli could fly and it wasn't a carryout from up there..
  4. Base Jumper Talent Level in the Cascades?

    Eldon Burrier, the subject of the rescue last night, has been jumping for a long time: http://www.nytimes.com/2004/08/23/nyregion/thrill-for-bored-with-parachuting-crowd.html He was also arrested this morning for an outstanding warrant for reckless endangerment in a state park (presumably involving base jumping?).
  5. Socialism and The World Cup

    The execs of BP could care less that they're tanking -- they already have fat wallets, and the notion of the corporation protects them from personal liability. The people who will suffer are the BP employees and the folks who have invested in BP. No doubt the BP execs will find jobs at other corporations -- these other corps are looking to take advantage of a short-term profit at expense of the common good. Not saying that it's right or wrong -- just that it's reality.
  6. Socialism and The World Cup

    Holy Shit! Soccer is about money! WHO EVER WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT! Money is not the essential point I was trying to make. In an economic system or in a game, their are incentives to do things that are not for the common good, against the spirit of the game, against the rules, unfair, etc. And there are consequences for taking advantage of these incentives. Many times the consequences do not sufficiently outweigh the incentives. Look at Goldman Sachs, BP, etc. They know better than to do what is right for the common man.. if they have an opportunity to gain an advantage by preventing a goal with a handball, they will take it. That is capitalism at its finest.
  7. Socialism and The World Cup

    Actually we learned from the World Cup that it is capitalism at its finest. Make as much money as you can, and treat obeying the law as a calculated business decision. Goal-preventing handball (Uruguay vs. Ghana)? Screw sportsmanship. It let's you advance to the next round.
  8. Say what? Missing climber on Rainer

    Often in cases of missing party members, there is some delay before the RP contacts SAR, because the RP is right then and there and conducting their own search and because they don't want to cause a false alarm. However, the more time that goes by, the wider the area that the missing could be located. The right call of when to call for help is an "it depends", based on many factors. Given the circumstances and conditions here, I don't think any of us can question their decision on where they went and when they called for help. In more lowland searches, SAR will often advise asking for help ASAP, because SAR may possess inside knowledge of where people repeatedly get lost in an area and are often able to quickly insert and search en masse. Such a tactic does not transfer readily to high on Rainier.
  9. Say what? Missing climber on Rainer

    No. He's related to Carl Lewis.
  10. Index is hard

    Climb as much different stuff as you can, anywhere you can. If you cannot lead it, then aid/french-free so you can top-rope it. Go climbing with a more experienced person, even at the gym, watch them climb, and ask for critiques on your climbing. How is your footwork? Balance? Power? Endurance? Does your hand/finger sizes make certain things easier/harder? How is your lead head? Can you easily lead the 5.8s on GNS (aside from Buttlips Chimney)? Can you go to Castle Rock and lead Canary or Fault? Or lead 5.9 jugs at Vantage?
  11. Beer thief at Snow Creek Wall TH

    Maybe Larry the Tool confiscated it.
  12. Internet Explorer 6 and 7 Users Please Read

    Sobo, I was talking more about IE6. I'm actually surprised that Jon is bundling IE6 and IE7 into the same. IE6 has many more incompatibilities than IE7, and there are even some stuff that IE7 is more standard on than IE8. Our trick is to focus on IE7 and tell IE8 to run in IE7 compatibility mode.
  13. Internet Explorer 6 and 7 Users Please Read

    Mostly it is corporate dudes still using IE 6. They are afraid to upgrade, whether it is from IT/training/security costs, or because they fear that their employees will be YouTubing and FBing all day. Amazing how many places are still using legacy IBM machines, WIndows NT, etc. There are still plenty of ATMs around running OS/2, which IBM had stopped supporting in 2006.
  14. Sickly Yosemite accident

    I believe failure to report a crime is in fact a crime in Washington. It is probably seldom used, more as a carrot and the stick with witnesses of murders I think that's usually considered as being an accessory (after the fact) to a crime. Several of the relatives of the Lakewood cop killer were charged with this. But you're right -- there is a specific law: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9.69.100 Though I would think in most cases, it wouldn't apply, because you are not required to report if it would put you in danger for snitching.
  15. Sickly Yosemite accident

    So the sherrif made it crystal clear you should just walk away and go about your business on stumbling upon a body? Rob is talking about SAR folks in the field. You don't walk away. You radio to the deputy and await further orders. For the general public, common sense and good karma would dictate reporting the body as soon as practicably/safely possible, for the sake of the body, the family, and any search efforts. But I believe, unless it is work-related or caused by you, you are not legally obligated to report a crime, serious injury, or death.
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