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  1. otispunkmeyer

    Possible Yosemite/Death Valley problems for up coming holiday?

    Hi all Flying out to San Fran on the 22nd of the month and a few days later the plan is to drive out to Yosemite, stay in a motel near the main bit with half dome, take Tioga pass through the park and then down to Death Valley (Furnace Creek), a night there, and then onwards to vegas. Now the...
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    Lens choice for San Fran/Yosemite/Vegas/Hoover Dam/Death Valley

    So got a little road trip planned and will be visiting all the places listed in the title. I have an NEX-6 and plan on travelling fairly lightly so I don't want to be hauling lenses. I have the 16-50 Power Zoom, the 55-210 and the 35mm F1.8. Of those, I'll definitely be taking the 35. Its a...
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    Detroit, A lovely city?

    Heading out to Detroit this weekend for the SAE World Congress next week (I will be presenting and I am not looking forward to that one bit!). I have heard some, not so nice things about Detroit. Was also told to pony up for a taxi directly from the airport to the Marriot (which is the...
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    Chopped it all in for a mirror-less!

    Hi All Long time since I posted here! Anyway, at the end of last year I looked at my 7D and its various lenses and paraphernalia and I just thought " I just haven't done this thing justice. It just hasn't been used as much as it should have ". I sat for a while thinking what I was going to do...
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    LaTeX and BibTex help

    Hey guys just trying to get the hang of using LaTex for writing scientific reports. Its pretty swish I have to say. Just teaching myself and I am looking at how to insert a bibliography at the end and cite documents from that bibliography in the main text. At the moment I am trying to follow...
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    Can't delete Iomega home storage manager from my iMac

    So this is the first software issue I've had with OSX for a very long time, intact I think its the only issue I've had. Anyway, I have a little NAS sort of drive made by Iomega, though it still needs its own software (I think, it came with some which I installed). However when I upgraded to...
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    Renault chopping 10 models from UK line up

    http://www.businesscar.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=7&storycode=8283&c=2&theme=0 http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=23&t=1089743&mid=250882&nmt=Renault+Axes+10+Models+in+UK Bit unexpected but from feb next year Renault seem to be chopping alot of models from the UK lineup...
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    Eyes seeing different shades/colours/temperatures

    I've just been sat in front of my computer with my forehead resting on my hand. As such its split my vision and I've just noticed that each eye sees the screen differently. My right eye, the screen is very white and cool, with my left eye its slightly warmer with a mild tinge of red. Obviously...
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    WTF is wrong with people!

    http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=205&t=1066719&mid=250882&i=0&nmt=Yueyue+%2D+What+has+the+world+come+to%3F%21&mid=250882 I havent posted the actual link to the Skynews story because its too horrendous. The link is in the first post of that thread. A young toddler, Yueyue...
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    Equivalent Electrical Circuits

    Just a quick question some on here may know... if i have a circuit which essentially is just resistors and capacitors in series... (i.e. res, cap, res, cap, res) Can I simply add the values in the usual ways (1/Ct = 1/C1 + 1/C2.... and Rt = R1 + R2 + R3)? and arrive at an equivalent circuit...
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    Depth of Field, using a mirror

    If I am photographing an object, with no direct line of sight to said object, I might use say a flat mirror at 45 degrees to direct the light from the object to a place where I can get my camera in. Question is, now there is a mirror in the mix, how do I get my DoF? Is my focal length 2 times...
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    Self-tapping screw lodged in tyre

    So for the last two weeks, we've been wondering whats causing this tapping noise as we drive. I presumed it was stones lodged in the tread, but every time I have a look I cant see anything. today I have a look and I see it..... Fairly decent size cross head screw stuck into the tyre. I assume...
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    Airport security - Daft

    Not really a moan to be fair, but just a comment on the backwards thinking behind airport security Just in Belfast city airport at the moment and as I passed through secruity (having to get everything un packed and basically half undressed) my bag gets pulled aside because I forgot about my...
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    JFK -> Penn Station -> Boston.... Have I left enough time

    Just a quick question for anyone that might be able to help Flying to NY on the 13th of september and the flight arrives about 4:40pm at JFK airport. I have booked a train ticket from Penn station (manhattan) for 7pm. Thats 2 hours 20 minutes to get out the airport and get to the station. I...
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    SolidEdge help

    Quicky about SolidEdge I have a circular tube, that needs connecting to a larger rectangular tube. Both have same thickness of material. How on earth do I make the protrusion between them? I managed to make a BlueSurf or surface or something that appears as a Teal colour, but when you then put...
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    Dirt cheap places to stay in Boston

    Me n a mate are going to visit boston for a 2-3 days (we are actually going to NYC to meet up with the rest of our group, but while we wait we decided that we'll get the train from Penn station to Back Bay in Boston) Pretty steep is what I'd call some of the prices I've seen! So wheres a good...
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    Sugar

    I took some time today to just think about how much sugar I actually eat a day, that I know of. That means excluding the sugars and stuff hiding in other not so obvious food stuffs In a day I may have: 3-4 cups of tea, usually with 2 teaspoons of sugar Few biscuits If I had porridge in the...
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    Dell XPS M1210 odd charging problem

    Just picked up a Dell XPS M1210 from flea bay for a good price. I know its old, but its a decent small hack that I can use for a few months before getting rid of it again. Though I am thinking I should just get rid of it now!!! lol The screen is a bit too dim and yellow for my liking, but...
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    Math question

    Ok so its not a car related question, but I dont know where else to put it. Have a look at this site: http://mortgage-x.com/library/answers/amortization.asp In particular, this part: Now I worked through it and understood how the things expand out if you keep going. But I dont understand...
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    Kinect or PS Move?

    Looking to purchase something like these because we enjoy the dancing type games. Kinect looks really impressive, mapping out the whole body to the moves on the screen and even in some games putting you inside the actual game, on screen. However I know for Kinect to work well you need good...
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