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Everything posted by RichM63

  1. Well at least if you need a set of ladders you can see where he keeps them.
  2. As above, practice during the day when you can see what you are doing.
  3. Odd that you don't see the above. I have W7Pro on one of my laptops and pretty much have a very similar dialogue. Rich
  4. Thanks Michael, both links bookmarked. And this reminds me that I might have a camera that I can perhaps use. Rich
  5. I want to set up such a camera, but is there a system that can passively watch the sky and then in a micro second or shorter come alive to record an event, register that event, and then slow it down so that we can see what it was? All within Joe Blogs budget.
  6. @PeterCPC , I can't see any reason why you can't. You will end up wasting space on the old drive. I left the OS on both drives for a week or so until I was sure that the machine was booting and working OK from the new drive. I also made sure that I could reinstall all my software onto the new drive and that it was working. Placed the new drive at the top of the boot list in UEFI/Bios. Drives: OS C (new SSD), OS D (old drive now empty partition), Data E (old drive now storage), F (unused), Data G, External Drive for backup I agree that starting from scratch is a PITA, but so is buying a new PC. I set my head into gear before wiping the old drive, but I wanted to create the fastest machine that I could afford and clean out all the legacy rubbish that hides away. One bit of FREE software that you might like is WinDirStat it is really handy for looking at what is going on inside. Rich
  7. RichM63

    Moon Rise

    Nice one, well caught.
  8. WOW, good stuff indeed! I love the images, and yes I am envious of your rig. Keep at it.
  9. I did this just before Xmas + added max Ram into my i7 AIO desktop machine. As per others, the first thing I did was to copy the whole old HDD onto an external HDD. I also wrote down on paper all and any software licence keys I had. The one exception was Corel, so I phoned them to explain with my client number and they immediately sent me a new activation email. Then installed the hardware, installed W10 onto the new SSD. Then into UEFI bios and set to boot from new SSD. Left it like that for a week to see that all was OK. Then formatted old HDD. Created Documents/Pictures folder on old HDD. Copied documents/pictures from external drive onto old HDD. Changed destination path on new SSD for documents/pictures to old HDD (now Data E). So the new SSD has the OS plus my programs, the old HDD has documents/pictures. Running heavy photographic programs is now miles faster.
  10. Well after all the great images of the super Moon I was somewhat peed off. So tonight here we have my only chance, through a horizontal gap in the cloud layer. Blink and you'll miss it. 7D+70-200 f4 L hand held single frame shots (no point setting up a big rig). Its gone now. Cheers, Rich
  11. Nice John, I had no chance.
  12. From the first picture I'm impressed that the H.G. WELLS society sold the machine as a viable means of transport.
  13. Loved my 1960s outings to the Trough of Bowland for picnics. Thank you.
  14. On my main high resolution 29" screen the image seems to have concentric dark banding parallel to the terminator. At slightly lower resolution on a 24" screen the banding is not so obvious.
  15. Most certainly there are investment opportunities; 'Balistipoo' is a sustainable cross border and tax free product. The Cows are doing their part. As so far, no one can figure out what to do with it 'on the ground'. Our aim is to keep it 'in the air' as long as possible. ie tax free!! Compressed Methane, ignited with a little Oxygen, launching "Balistipoo" through our 48" mortars keeps you connected. The other benefit, wet straw, ... wet straw is good for all sorts of things.
  16. LOL my friend, beautiful but..... As we are in a direct line, I forsee my 48" cattle powered mortar exiting the drawing board! ?
  17. Glad that you are going to stop 'rubbing it in'. I was awake and outside in 'dense fog'. Nice pic though.
  18. Congratulations. I once had a new camera, sold it to help finance a higher spec second hand model.
  19. A decent monopod is always a handy bit of inexpensive kit to keep around, in the car, on the desk, walking purposefully around town, or scratching that itch in the center of your back. I like mine that much that I've just treated it to one of these. 701 HDV Rich
  20. Nicely done. Certainly at lot less noise than I would have expected to see at ISO800.
  21. I've seen him eat maggots out of a dead goat's bloated liver as a good source of protein whilst hiking to the next Mc Do'. I reckon some of his stuff should be taken with a pinch of salt. But as a white finger sufferer I do agree that arm swinging does help. Rich
  22. Perhaps not on the wall but one of these should provide typical observing conditions. Astronomy Atmosphere.
  23. @ Vlaiv thank you for such a clear explanation in terms that we mortals can understand.
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