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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Who is awesome? This guy is SERIOUSLY awesome. A long-haul truck driver has built a 70-inch telescope using plans developed in his head while out on the road. Pretty much the only help he received was in the form of calculating the focal length   (sltrib.com) divider line 5
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2013-10-31 01:58:45 PM
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FTA: "This isn't about me. This is about passion and about pursuing your dreams," he said. "Everyone has their own personal telescope El Guapo - maybe it's making an amazing wedding dress for your daughter. So you learn to sew and you make that dress. You don't have to be a fancy person. Anyone can achieve their dreams."

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2013-10-31 12:18:17 PM
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"I've been interested in telescopes my whole life. I've always had bad vision, and telescopes have been almost like a prosthesis for me.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you:  our bad-sighted, long-haul truck driver!
2013-10-31 01:50:46 PM
2 votes:
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"See, truck drivers, what you can accomplish when you're not entirely focused on murdering prostitutes."
2013-10-31 05:15:47 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: vygramul: I'm jealous. I wonder how much it all cost, especially the glass.

Considering the glass was chipped and most likely just going to be trashed, he probably got a great deal on it.

/I bet the guy who chipped it had a terrible day


It's not like a bad mirror has stopped the government from launching telescopes into space before....
2013-10-31 11:38:36 AM
1 votes:

Cold_Sassy: That is one of the coolest things I've read on this site, ever.


Oh, sure, but it's a Dobsonian, so it's crap because he doesn't have it on an equatorial mount.
 
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