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Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 21-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By mithrandir
How about drilling and tapping for some...

How about drilling and tapping for some countersunk brass screws?
Forum: Beginners Talk 21-07-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 97
Posted By mithrandir
If you don't mind the price one of the AutoPano...

If you don't mind the price one of the AutoPano versions. www.kolor.com
Forum: Equipment Discussions 20-07-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By mithrandir
They don't say what "mod" they did to the...

They don't say what "mod" they did to the camera.
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 242
Posted By mithrandir
Best food absolutely hands down was business on...

Best food absolutely hands down was business on Lauda before they merged with Austrian. Chef in full regalia from Do & Co (Vienna). Cabin crew dressed as Do & Co waiters. Singapore was excellent....
Forum: General Chat 20-07-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 42
Posted By mithrandir
The Sky's The Limit: Free Public Astronomy Events At Macquarie University

ASNSW sent this invitation out this morning (Sun 20th):
Astronomy Society of Australia Annual Scientific Meeting ...
Forum: General Chat 19-07-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 604
Posted By mithrandir
You beat me Larry. I've only had mine for a bit...

You beat me Larry. I've only had mine for a bit under 2 years.

Do you reckon the Opal Concession cards will ever show up? Now they've rolled out Opal buses in our region you can't buy "Pensioner...
Forum: Software and Computers 14-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By mithrandir
Brendan, if you stick to plugging things in the...

Brendan, if you stick to plugging things in the same ports (maybe in the same order) every single time then Windoze's idiotsyncrasies shouldn't bite you.
Forum: Software and Computers 13-07-2014, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By mithrandir
Brendan, you should label all the ports and...

Brendan, you should label all the ports and cables so you can always plug each cable into the same port. Windows has this delightful :rofl: habit of allocating a different COM port number every time...
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 259
Posted By mithrandir
I've got one for my Sonys. The only issue is the...

I've got one for my Sonys. The only issue is the strong vignette on full frame cameras below about 13mm.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 13-07-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By mithrandir
Peter, how does it attach to the tripod? I'm...

Peter, how does it attach to the tripod?
I'm using a Manfrotto geared head with my StarLapse on a heavy duty camera tripod, but if this one works with camera tripods and supports setting latitudes...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 13-07-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 149
Posted By mithrandir
Robert, I have CdC, Astroplanner, Guide9,...

Robert, I have CdC, Astroplanner, Guide9, TheSky6, Starry Night 6 and 7, C2A, Halo Northern Sky and Stellarium.

Most of the time I uses CdC because it is the easiest to add extra catalogs, and...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 12-07-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 246
Posted By mithrandir
When you open "Device Manager" turn on...

When you open "Device Manager" turn on "View"->"Show hidden devices" otherwise you may not see COM ports allocated to devices not connected.
Forum: General Chat 11-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 481
Posted By mithrandir
There are a couple of Sony 60" models going for...

There are a couple of Sony 60" models going for under $2K at JB and Good Guys. I'm half tempted to replace my plasma with one of them just to reduce the power consumption.

I'm a bit hesitant about...
Forum: General Chat 09-07-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By mithrandir
I find ear bugs too uncomfortable. I prefer a set...

I find ear bugs too uncomfortable. I prefer a set of noise cancelling Sennheisers with over-the-ear muffs..
Forum: Equipment Discussions 06-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By mithrandir
Following his first light with the camera here's...

Following his first light with the camera here's what Brian (a Canadian I know) had to say a couple of hours ago. I doubt he'd mind me passing it on.:
Forum: Software and Computers 06-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 356
Posted By mithrandir
The online version of astometry.net loads all...

The online version of astometry.net loads all indexes and runs them in parallel. You can do that too if you have a 64 bit *nix box with at least 32GB (maybe 64GB) RAM. I've tried building a 64bit...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By mithrandir
Yahoo broke days after the last Firefox update so...

Yahoo broke days after the last Firefox update so that sounds unlikely.

I cleared only the Yahoo cookies and it connected straight away. They might have cached server settings that didn't work...
Forum: Beginners Equipment Discussions 02-07-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By mithrandir
You might do better if you mount the scope the...

You might do better if you mount the scope the wrong way round on the tripod. Most camera tripods will not let you point the lens much above 30 degrees, but will let it go to -90 degrees, so...
Forum: Mobile Astronomy Apps 29-06-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By mithrandir
Does that mean all the in-app purchases are free...

Does that mean all the in-app purchases are free today? The iStore has them adding up to about $20.

The reviews that come up aren't encouraging either.
Forum: Observation Reports 29-06-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By mithrandir
Won't wash Damien. Being merely sick is no...

Won't wash Damien. Being merely sick is no contest when opposed to the anti-melanoma drugs.
Forum: Observation Reports 28-06-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By mithrandir
Closest approach appears to be at about...

Closest approach appears to be at about 2014/07/05 17:47 UTC.

They set around midnight so 22:30 local is a reasonable compromise for separation and altitude. For the east coast they'll be about...
Forum: Deep Space 28-06-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By mithrandir
It might be that than Paul. None of the...

It might be that than Paul. None of the nameservers for .net (i.e. [a-m].gtld-servers.net.) have an address for ns190.ausweb.com.au. or ns191.ausweb.com.au. I got an address for ns191.ausweb.com.au....
Forum: Deep Space 28-06-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 891
Posted By mithrandir
I guess it will get fixed soon, but both...

I guess it will get fixed soon, but both nameservers for paulhaese.net. (ns190.ausweb.com.au. ns191.ausweb.com.au.) are not respondng.
Forum: General Chat 28-06-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By mithrandir
At the cost of one more SmallLimp lockin. ...

At the cost of one more SmallLimp lockin.
vmWare replicates locally or off-site, does on-the-fly migration, ...
RHEL is the non-Windoze guest of most interest to the platform consolidators.
IBM...
Forum: General Chat 28-06-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By mithrandir
Does Hyper-V support all the same guests as...

Does Hyper-V support all the same guests as vmWare?
It might suit small shops to switch but the big boys won't be moving any time soon.
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