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    I still spend nearly as much time in a terminal...

    I still spend nearly as much time in a terminal as I do using GUI programs, linux however.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Thanks for this, dunk. There is some internal...

    Thanks for this, dunk. There is some internal reflections with the layer upon layer of tubes I have when going for the highest magnification. I think that I've often baffled my flock, so, perhaps...
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    I think that this is about the best picturing I...

    I think that this is about the best picturing I can do using the highest magnification I have, and the equipment I have. I think that I'll spend more time looking, and less time fiddling now. :)
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    Nice pictures, Phil! This one isn't as well...

    Nice pictures, Phil!

    This one isn't as well framed, as I was testing a couple of things.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/moon_29May2020.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob

    The...
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    Sock are for winter! Best wishes, Bob

    Sock are for winter!

    Best wishes,
    Bob
  6. Poll: Do the experiment! Set up a very bright...

    Do the experiment! Set up a very bright environment, with lots of light and lots of aluminium foil, then look.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I had the problem earlier this year. (Apologies...

    I had the problem earlier this year. (Apologies for the bad picture.)

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/squirrel_18Feb2020.jpg

    The bird feeder is the double cage type for small...
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    I don't think that I've change in weight very...

    I don't think that I've change in weight very much, but I hadn't been getting enough exercise. Very little bicycle riding, and long work days. Then I hurt my back, and it was all I could do to get...
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    That picture looks okay. At the edges where...

    That picture looks okay. At the edges where there are shadows and light for good constrast is pretty sharp. I would think that the moon was pretty bright when you pictured it.

    I don't know...
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    I've finally been able to get around to using...

    I've finally been able to get around to using this for a bit, and there is a waxing moon. So, a first effort.

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/moon_27May2020.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Although it would be best to test it locally for...

    Although it would be best to test it locally for logistical reasons, and it is a population where one's knows the health service, etc., that it was developed in England doesn't mean that it has to...
  12. Looks good! My current problem is that the...

    Looks good! My current problem is that the planets only come out to play really late (early), and that they are merely skimming the horizon. (And I've been needing to go to bed at sunset and get up...
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    My sympathies! I had trouble finding hair...

    My sympathies!

    I had trouble finding hair clippers. I finally got something that works, and, best of all, for which they have guides going up to 48mm, which is what I wanted. It is a "Beast...
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    There haven't been any known cases of SARS in the...

    There haven't been any known cases of SARS in the last 15 years, so the social/political pressure and, consequently, money available are quite different.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Should I stop biting coins to see whether they...

    Should I stop biting coins to see whether they are good?

    Best wishes,
    Bob

    PS We put stuff coming into the house in "quarantine" for a few days, or open things onto a clean surface, wearing...
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    Can you change direction at the top bit? I'm...

    Can you change direction at the top bit? I'm thinking in terms of pulleys, having little experience with chain hoists. However, my first thought if I was using a pulley would be to have one at the...
  17. Interesting story. It is certainly difficult to...

    Interesting story. It is certainly difficult to predict how people are going to respond to stress. Indeed, sometimes it is difficult to predict how I'm going to respond.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    I wear what are called, I think, "kung-fu" shoes....

    I wear what are called, I think, "kung-fu" shoes. They are similar to plimsolls, but lighter. :)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Gosh! The first person ever to get some benefit...

    Gosh! The first person ever to get some benefit partly as a result of luck. These are interesting times, indeed.

    Well done, Sir Tom.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Here are a couple of pictures with the camera...

    Here are a couple of pictures with the camera mounted. It can either be mounted where the eye piece goes, or directly.

    Mounted through the eyepiece....
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    Good call. And, how delightful. The image I used...

    Good call. And, how delightful. The image I used is inverted. (Got it from an email sent to me from a college office.)

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Port, I would have thought. Best wishes, Bob

    Port, I would have thought.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    You don't need a Mac to check wifi strength. I...

    You don't need a Mac to check wifi strength. I use WiFi Analyzer, an open source android app (I got it from f-droid).

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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    Absolutely. Best wishes, Bob...

    Absolutely.

    Best wishes,
    Bob
    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/various_2020/chch.jpg
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    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/Fridays_2008/PRS4...

    https://www.rlfrazier.org/images/Fridays_2008/PRS4_17Oct2008.jpg

    Best wishes,
    Bob
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