Archive | November 7, 2016

Think – Today: What Was The First Element To Be Scientifically Discovered?

by Anura Guruge


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periodictablemutedYes, folks have known about gold, silver, tin, copper, lead, mercury and arsenic for a long time. But there had been no science behind their discovery. The first scientific discovery of an element took place in the 17th century. What was that element? You will be surprised and even more as to ‘from what‘ it was discovered.


Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.


Yesterday’s ‘Think’How do trees gain height? Trees, contrary to what you might first believe, do NOT grow from the bottom up. In other words the vertical growth (i.e., height) doesn’t occur from the ground level. That is why a bird box attached to a tree at eye level, or a carving made on a tree trunk, does not continue to move upwards, year after year. The vertical growth of trees occur from the BUDS outwards. So the growth takes place at the top. Here is a REALLY cool time lapse animation.


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Free Stuff For Voting On Election Day — But Not Too Many/Any In Central New Hampshire.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to access the original … which has QUITE the list.


Noting around here, from what I can see. But, I could be wrong.

Enjoy.

Happy voting. Vote vote your conscience as long as that is Hillary. Otherwise you would have taken the most important IQ test in your life and FAILED badly. {SMILE}


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My Two Sony a6500 Posts From A ‘Month’ Ago Appear To Be Pretty Prophetic.

by Anura Guruge


The APS-C, mirrorless Sony a6500 was announced October 6, 2016.

I made the following two posts within 2 days of that announcement and I might have been PROPHETIC beyond belief.

Check them out.


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In terms of image stabilization & autofocus points it even puts the Fuji X-T2 to shame — and everybody swears the a6xxxs outperform the Fuji when it comes to AF, hands down.

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From DPReview.com, of course. Click to ENLARGE.


Since the above posts, nearly a month ago, I have been doing a lot of in-depth research into the Sony a6500. It appears to be one heck of a camera. People rave about the Sony a6300 which was released in February 2016 and DPReview gave it 84% rating compared to the 85% for the X-T2.

The Sony a6500 adds image stabilization and a touch-screen to what was offered by the a6300. That has to give it 2% more points.

I am torn. I have not had much luck with Sonys and I have owned two: a Sony a77 Mk II and a Sony RX100 Mk II. But neither of these are in the league of the new Sony a6500.

I am having to give this an undue amount of thought and attention.

P.S., The price isn’t bad either though Sony E-mount lenses are pricey.


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