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Old 19-05-2017, 11:59 AM
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Another reason fluorite is better than glass

Recently I've been Googling refractors a bit, especially those with ED glass. I must have included "ED" in my search terms once too often as my Spam folder is now full of emails offering to cure my 'ED' problem!
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Old 19-05-2017, 12:01 PM
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Non-use of fluorite leads to equipment dysfunction.
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EDs? They're Erecting Diagonals aren't they? A simple way to get around the problem of feeling that your telescope is pointing in the wrong direction.

Since switching to an 80x400 refractor with an image erecting diagonal I feel like my world has turned the right way up again. (Genuine unsolicited Customer endorsement)
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If you had searched for fluorite you'd be getting teeth whitening spam now

But of course, the real problem here is Google...
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Old 20-05-2017, 11:24 AM
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If you had searched for fluorite you'd be getting teeth whitening spam now

But of course, the real problem here is Google...


Google's an eager beaver, for sure...

When I turned 70 I decided I needed a couple of fresh hobbies to brighten up the declining years and chose Astronomy and Whisky, both of which promised the possibility of a great deal of interesting research.

For a couple of weeks I regularly Googled the local Dan Murphy's which carries a good range of whisky, as a starting point for online research about the various brands and styles. It wasn't long before I only had to type in the first two letters - "Da" before Google would suggest "Dan Murphy" ?

I was half expecting it to start popping up with "Alcoholics Anonymous now?"
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