Category Archives: advice requested

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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Portable generator recommendations needed

I am looking for a field-portable generator suitable for running a couple of studio flashes (without preview lights). Total current draw would be quite low. Main requirements are: Quiet Reliable Lightweight Simple in operation Any suggestions on what to buy … Continue reading

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Compact camera considerations again…

This topic seems to come up regularly. With my 4/3 body now in deep infrared configuration, I have no small cameras on hand. My smallest body is Sony A7R, and it’s hefty once 55mm lens is attached. It also lacks … Continue reading

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Friends between Gainsville and Atlanta?

I am looking at doing part of that drive tonight. I don’t feel up to the 5 hours all at once, so would like to check if anyone half-way between the two points would like an overnight guest.

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Replacing Samsung Galaxy S4

Looking for suggestions on a replacement Android phone — mainly interested in good battery life, similar size to S4. Other considerations are secondary.

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“No guns” postings on restaurant doors

I would estimate that half of Nashville restaurants have no carry signs. I am curious how they can afford to turn away a substantial portion of potential customers, both those who carry and those in the same group with them? … Continue reading

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Three eyes instead of two.

I am trying to visualize a flying species with three eyes instead of two. My guess is that it would improve altitude perception as well as depth. Does anyone know of research of theoretical functionality of three eyes?

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Tear gas won’t make her cry.

Are gas masks sufficient protection against CS, or would other mucous membranes have to be protected as well?

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Manual focusing with Canon 5DS R camera?

I am looking at getting a 135/2 lens for use with the Canon, but it has a finder screen optimized for lenses no faster than 2.8. With the older 5Dmk2, I could get a higher contrast focusing screen for use … Continue reading

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