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I had the c surgery done in one eye a few months ago, opt'ed for the simple lens. Did some research on the lens used and found them for sale on ebay, $40. I suppose for some folks this is a d.i.y. job?
Get the adapter, it is fun with the 70-300 if you have a steady hand. It will hold its value when it is time to trade it off. Get a 'used' one, no downsides to buying used on that simple device. I have the J5 and the FT-1 and 70-300.
Got number 4 working today. Guessed right that Samsung Magician 'rapid mode' was the culprit.
With enough fiddling I got 1903 running and rapid mode back ON.
My remote desktop sessions to #4 are very stable now from the other 3 PC's now that all are on 1903. Used to have drop-outs every 20...
If you want it now, you can download from Microsoft their 'windows update tool' and it will force in the latest 1903.
Eight or ten days ago, I updated successfully 3 out of 4 of my PCs.
Then a couple days later they took a same sized update (huge) to fix initial bugs.
I'll probably try my 4th...
My 5 year old MSI mb allows very easy OC. Push a button on the motherboard and the I7 goes from 3.5 to 4.0 ghz and the memory gets a tiny bump in voltage.
There's way too many bios parameters to fiddle with these days and the nomenclature and displayed variables are not consistent across...
I remember years ago when I ran a large control center with 60 seats and over 300 screens. I bought 60 nice trackballs for the operators. Maybe a half dozen stayed with them, the others went back to wireless mice (which required special ones so that they would not interfere with each other)...
Recently bought a super cheap used chromebook for my workshop PC/bluetooth stereo driver and got to liking the 'two finger' scroll scheme on its touchpad.
Turns out it can be set up on my Windows laptop as well. Settings...Devices...Touchpad...Advanced
So much easier than moving the cursor...
I've got a last year $60 Sony DVD player which will play anything I throw at it.
MOV MP4 mkv on a dvd disk or usb stick
(it talks to my tv via an hdmi cable)
even if disc/usb's are 'data' format rather than re coded into dvd or bluray format
Now that all cars are mostly made and tested by robots, they are pretty much all great.
I remember selling my (bought new) '71 Corvette at 44,000 miles after spending more on repairs than it cost new. The 12,000 mile warranty was not nearly enough.
The only way I can get the reach needed is with my J5 and using the Nikon 1 to F adapter.
Played with it last night with some of my Nikon almost long lenses. Lenses with an M/A setting really is not exclusively M.
Turns out the J5 has a Manual Focus menu item but it really does not work...
Here in South Texas.
It's the 40mph wind gusts beating the tree against my house that has got my attention this morning. Been going on for three hours so far.
And I trimmed that tree severely recently.
My sliding along, on the wheels upright all the way, but on gravel/ice was coming off I-20 in a little east TX town 40 years ago. I do miss those days of riding on old curvy hilly oil well roads, dealing only with occasional dogs and bees.
Sold mine after coming off the freeway ramp at legal 40mph speed slowing down for the stop sign ahead until I hit the tiny pea gravel that some truck left for me. Slid across 6 lanes of highway, fortunately no cars around. Gravel turns good road into ice.
100mph always felt very stable to me...
I always used Marriott for business and personal travel, for at least 30 years. Got up to 90,000 room redeemable points a few years ago.
Not Starwood, but Marriott gave me a new last name in their computer system last year and told me I had to send in documentation to get it changed. But they...
Professional reel-to-reel audio tape archives are stored 'tails out'. These tapes play in one direction only, unlike some cassettes.
Somehow this minimizes print-through that hurts playback quality over time.
Wondering what the archive-ability / longevity they (consumer writeable CD/DVD's) have ? I tried to research this long ago for a business use but gave it up as the claims were not very convincing to me at the time. The whole idea of a dye layer hit by a laser just did not seem to be for the...
Also thanks to Amazon, replaced my dishwasher pump. It was available locally at the parts store for $130. Paid Amazon $25 and waited a couple days for it.
They say a good repair man can replace it without taking the dishwasher out but I needed to see what I was doing.
Did the same PS change out last year on my main desktop.
Was surprised that Amazon had a half dozen, in stock, for next day (Sunday) delivery. The more powerful units are longer than the smaller ones so had to check my case size to be sure a bigger one would fit.
Thinking about the past 10 years or so, it baffles me that so many fine camera companies are still at it. Seems the companies/models have multiplied greatly even though the market has been squashed by smart phones over the same time period.
I do love the used bargains on bodies and lenses that...
At least in Texas, strong and regularly updated tax software is necessary to keep up with all the small sources of the sales tax. Hospital district, special bridge fund, cities part of it, college projects, etc. The amount and allocation varies on the location of the buyer.
Oregon has some...
Most folks are numerically challenged. Especially when making wild guesses.
Sorry for changing the subject from the issue of pricing policy. Like most, I don't like the feeling that I got a higher price than others as a reward for being a good customer. I just took one of my favorite...