Category Archives: advice requested

What’s the purpose of the slide vents?

Canik, Walther, Grand Power, other race guns, all have these openings.My first guess was lightening the slide to keep its mass the same as an shorter models. Wouldn’t just thinning the slide achieve the same purpose without creating new paths … Continue reading

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Follow-up bike questions

Looks like I narrowed the wish list down to a mountain bike with trapezoidal frame, full front and rear suspension, gel seat. Not concerned about the weight or about having more than one gearshift range. If possible, would prefer taller … Continue reading

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Bicycle recommendations needed

I’d like to get a bike for recreation and exercise. Efficiency and effectiveness of the ride are not high on my list of requirements, stability and safety of use are. Looking at the various models today, I had the following … Continue reading

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Looking for attorney recommendations (Las Vegas, NV)

A friend needs a more competent criminal attorney that what the court appointed. I don’t know who’s who there, looking for advice.

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Seeking recommendations for a web designer

I’d like to separate my professional site from my personal site. Since my web design days are in the past, I’d like to work with an expert on making a new site just for my creative direction and photography work. … Continue reading

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Anybody near Nashville able to help me test autofocus of my camera?

My 5DSR is being inconsistent. I’d like to try adjusting it to individual lenses, but it seem that it doesn’t focus the same way twice, so there’s no baseline for adjustments. Perhaps I am doing something wrong? I can work … Continue reading

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Making America better, one immigrant at a time

Please read this┬ástatement from my friend Jing Zheng. In my opinion, he’s a brilliant inventor, a capable engineer and a great America in all but citizenship status. He was born in China by accident, while his commitment to our country … Continue reading

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Economic ignorance or a real concern?

I see people bellyaching about Mexicans working in the US and sending cash home. When a person performs work or sells a product, they get money for it. The money is a claim on future services or goods. If that … Continue reading

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Looking for an illustrator

If you can do sketches or line drawings, please post a link to portfolio or email samples. Looking for a low-detail style.

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360 VR viewer for LG phone

My phone came with a VR headset. Other than viewing spherical or panoramic images, what else is it good for? Does anyone make games or other programs that would benefit from the headset? Can it be used as a viewer … Continue reading

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WW2 Uhertl scope, others like it

Does anyone in or near Nasvhille have such an item that I could photograph? I could use images of any optics older than about 1970.

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Importing video from LG G5 to Premier

Does anyone know what setting I should use for editing G5 video in Premier CS5? I tried 1920×1080 29.97 frame rate, 48kHz audio, but playback looks distorted. Almost as if the encoding fails on any scenes with motion.

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Two legal persons, one body

While at dinner in Minneapolis, my parents and I sat next to conjoined twins. When I did a quick search for the question I had (which head controls which limbs), it turned out the articles were actually about the specific … Continue reading

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Green

The local photo printer utterly failed to preserve detail in the white of the flower above. Any suggestions for a good web based print shop that can do a good job on properly set up files?

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Measuring without intruments

Assume a person who winds up in some other version of Earth. All the physical constants are the same, but no measuring instruments exist. How would you go about recreating standard units of length, weight, time, temperature, etc — and … Continue reading

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Ballistic calculator with graph capability?

I need to graph trajectories for various loads, ideally with several loads on one chart. Any suggestions on the best software for that?

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3D (stereo) TV monitors?

I am trying to find a currently produced TV monitor that would support 3D content…but can’t find anything listed. Suggestions? Also, is there any currently made 3D camera, or Fuji Real 3D W3 is it?

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Adobe InDesign

I have a couple of fairly simple questions about Adobe InDesign document set-up. Is anyone of my readers willing and able to assist?

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Looks like the compact camera search is over.

The winner is Panasonic GM5 with 20/1.7 lens, carried in CCW Breakaways pants. The main challenge now is to find a reasonably priced used GM5 body that’s not bundled with a zoom lens. Any pointers?

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Compact camera musings

Sony NEX7 with 20mm/2.8 pancake…fits all needs except macro. Same with 30/3.5 macro fits all needs except pocketability. It would even mount the FE 55/1.8 as a short tele. From standpoint of ergonomics, Olympus Pen F would bring articulated LCD … Continue reading

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