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Forum: Software and Computers 06-02-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Steffen
Apparently the duck heads (that clip onto the...

Apparently the duck heads (that clip onto the power adapter) come apart. Someone tweeted this picture about a broken Euro-style adapter:...
Forum: General Chat 01-02-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,599
Posted By Steffen
I hear they outsource the recovery function to...

I hear they outsource the recovery function to the Russian mafia... :D
Forum: Software and Computers 31-01-2016, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Steffen
I took a dozen of the duck heads to the Apple...

I took a dozen of the duck heads to the Apple Store today and they gave me a dozen new, smaller ones. No problems at all, no paperwork.

I had never seen or even heard of those adapters coming...
Forum: General Chat 29-01-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 836
Posted By Steffen
The real-estate agent probably ran a quick...

The real-estate agent probably ran a quick etymology in his head and concluded that astronomers name stars, whereas astrologers study stars. He must have assumed that someone with a telescope in...
Forum: General Chat 15-01-2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By Steffen
If those story lines were anything like the three...

If those story lines were anything like the three prequels he penned (like many fans had feared) it surely would have sealed the fate of the franchise.

IMO Disney managed to reboot the franchise,...
Forum: General Chat 11-12-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 788
Posted By Steffen
The longest lasting so far appear to be my...

The longest lasting so far appear to be my speakers (Rogers Ls3/5a) which are close to 25 years old. Next a Samsung fridge, circa 12 years old. We recently replaced a Miele dishwasher, which made it...
Forum: General Chat 13-11-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,028
Posted By Steffen
This is the radioactive waste storage facility at...

This is the radioactive waste storage facility at San Onofre, California, by night:

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16496720/SONGS_at_night_tx201.jpg
Forum: Equipment Discussions 13-11-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By Steffen
If find it sad that another retailer is gone. A...

If find it sad that another retailer is gone. A while back when I bought from them they had a lot of stuff in stock, and always some specials going. I bought my ES24/68 and my Pentax XF8.5 from VTI....
Forum: General Chat 13-11-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,028
Posted By Steffen
Because the site will be drenched in powerful...

Because the site will be drenched in powerful floodlights all night long.

For security reasons, of course :rolleyes:
Forum: Software and Computers 01-11-2015, 03:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Steffen
Well, it's been a while (to put it mildly). I...

Well, it's been a while (to put it mildly). I can't even remember when I saw Stellarium for the first time, it was so many years ago.
Forum: ATM and DIY Projects 29-10-2015, 01:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By Steffen
The use of a PID controller is unnecessary for...

The use of a PID controller is unnecessary for (slow) temperature control, because in this application the plant already has integrating properties. A simple P controller will (eventually) lead to...
Forum: Software and Computers 27-10-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 532
Posted By Steffen
I wonder when they'll make it to version 1.0 ;)

I wonder when they'll make it to version 1.0 ;)
Forum: Equipment Discussions 21-10-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,091
Posted By Steffen
Except of course, the future is today. Welcome to...

Except of course, the future is today. Welcome to the future!
:D
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 20-10-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Steffen
I wonder whether the alloy can absorb gases....

I wonder whether the alloy can absorb gases. Palladium, for example, which is in the same group of the periodic table as platinum, can absorb 900x its volume of hydrogen.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 20-10-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 515
Posted By Steffen
Well, I'll be sure to let my butcher know ;) ...

Well, I'll be sure to let my butcher know ;)

Seriously though, I'd love to know why exactly the reference kilogram bars can go "out of sync" by 60g, especially since they are presumably made of...
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 20-10-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Steffen
Well, in that vein you can frame everything as a...

Well, in that vein you can frame everything as a discovery. Henry Ford discovered that it was possible to build cars on an assembly line.
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 19-10-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,631
Posted By Steffen
I think Robert's list is for discoveries, not...

I think Robert's list is for discoveries, not inventions.
Forum: Astrophotography and Imaging Equipment and Discussions 14-10-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By Steffen
Yes, you can get all the way up to the fence,...

Yes, you can get all the way up to the fence, which is close enough to require a super-wide or fish-eye lens to frame the whole thing.
Forum: General Chat 28-09-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By Steffen
The Village (2004) was not Shyamalan's first. His...

The Village (2004) was not Shyamalan's first. His jump to fame I reckon came with The Sixth Sense (1999) starring Bruce Willis and Toni Collette. It established him as the purveyor of surprising...
Forum: General Chat 28-09-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Steffen
"Ladies and gentlemen, we're happy to announce...

"Ladies and gentlemen, we're happy to announce that Mars is no longer considered a planet! It just didn't make the cut."
Forum: Astronomy and Amateur Science 27-09-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 568
Posted By Steffen
See you at the party Richter!

See you at the party Richter!
Forum: Software and Computers 15-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By Steffen
XEphem is seriously badass. It can do so many...

XEphem is seriously badass. It can do so many things modern planetarium programs can't. Sure, it is also lacking in a few areas, such as UI and scope control, but its great strength is that virtually...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-09-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Steffen
That's easier said than done. Refer to this image...

That's easier said than done. Refer to this image from Astro Baby's website:

http://www.astro-baby.com/heq5-rebuild/dec010.jpg

How do you get in there with a C-spanner?
Forum: Equipment Discussions 15-09-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Steffen
Make sure you wash out the old gunk before...

Make sure you wash out the old gunk before regreasing. I usually use a spray called brake cleaner/degreaser or something like that. It foams and smells good :)

It leaves all parts completely free...
Forum: Equipment Discussions 14-09-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By Steffen
I use a small punch that fits the holes, angle it...

I use a small punch that fits the holes, angle it against the wall of the hole in the direction I want it to go and tap it lightly with a small hammer. Be sure to use light taps and alternate between...
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