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Everything posted by jaquesnoir

  1. Maybe we've got the speed of light wrong.
  2. Infra-red bins for watching wildlife during those periods when clouds pass.
  3. I wonder how much it would cost to boost it way out into a far orbit and just park it in storage? Could be useful in the future and seems such a waste of all the energy getting it up that far.
  4. What a totally fantastic picture that is! Truly gorgeous.
  5. Probably just money laundering.
  6. Does the total mass of the books you own affect how fast you read?
  7. I feel your pain. I did exactly the same years ago in my MGB drivers door. I remember the terrible pain and then the stark realisation that I had to rummage for my car keys to unlock the door. All the time looking at the tiny gap in the door that half my thumb disappeared into and wondering if it was severed. Fortunately it wasn't but hurt like blazes for three days and turned black and blue. Good luck with yours BTW.
  8. Superb! What a great find.
  9. You could try Phil at Fuji Image Service - Photographic Processing in Fleet (Fuji Mini Lab) He's pretty good at accommodating personal requirements if you give him a call.
  10. Hmmm... a rather large box has appeared by the xmas tree
  11. Would this mount take a Nexstar 8 tube? Or is that a bit too heavy. I'm looking for a 80-100mm frac at the moment for some photography and just wondered if the 8" would go on it meanwhile. JN
  12. Congratulations chaps. I just spent 20 minutes with that shot on my hi-res monitor in pure wonder. Absolutely awesome. Well done indeed.
  13. Hmmm.... Is this the hidden European agenda: 1. Get the UK to shift to CET. 2. Move the Prime Meridian to a small village in Lichtenstein just for a laugh.
  14. I would recommend that you take your scope to somewhere on the other side of the house and have a gander. It will be worth it.
  15. The only problems I had were that all my kit is so old it wouldn't run it. So back to XP [rant] although that is suffering from the constant bombardment of updates that include more and more code written for Windows 7 - so its getting slower and slower. The final death of old kit will be HTML5 which will probably require 8THz processors to handle anything by the time all the lazy programmers have finished writing their web pages. Ho hum [/rant].
  16. LOL. You're sounding like Zen, Themos.
  17. Way back in 1959 when I was four my Mum gave me book about the Stars and Planets and I've been hooked ever since. Later she bought me all the Look and Learn mags which I remember had lots of space age stuff in them. She bought me a 1.5" scope when I was about ten that I still have and I used to project the sun with it. I remember that there was never a time when I was a kid that there were'nt sun-spots in droves. I used to show anyone who turned up at the house for years. Sad.
  18. I get them all the time. ....during the day!!! It seems that the moment I decide to get the kit out a layer about 5000 ft up decides to condense.
  19. Probably a very short while after the European house of cards finally crumbles.
  20. I was shocked last time I went to Bournemouth. I used to go there when I was a boy and back then Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch were distinctly separate towns with rural seaside between them. When I last went about ten years ago it was one big urbanisation and we couldn't move for traffic. I dread to think what its like now.
  21. Those You Tube clips from Nature are absolutely fascinating. The whole thing is fascinating actually. Thanks for the pointer GJBC.
  22. We had a nest of these nearby last year. We would see at least half a dozen every day and we never found out where they were coming from. None of us ever had any trouble from them. They're quite docile compared to the average wasp. Its the size and the loud drone that makes them scary.
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