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  • It wasn’t that long after sunset. I have a photo from 200 metres away taken 2 hours later that looks like it was 2 hours earlier, purely down to a different foreground.

    The camera really struggles with high contrast at night, which was a bummer for the Amsterdam Light Festival. Being on a canal boat didn’t help, nor did the freezing wind. So we…[Read more]

  • Tell me about it, this is the best I could do hand held at night.

    DMC-TZ70 ƒ/3.9 1/2 sec 7.8 mm ISO1600

    I’ve been looking at the panoramas we’ve taken this year and most are really good. Lens flare is the only issue but not much I can do about that with a compact. The best photos though are all about composition. One of my favoutites is this…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Laptop gone crazy. in the forum PC Talk 12 hours, 54 minutes ago

    Les, those are the prices for reasonable kit and Gigarefurbs are way lower for the G1 than usual, probably the condition.

    Microdream have some sub £200 Lenovos but they’re all 12.5″.

     

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Laptop gone crazy. in the forum PC Talk 2 days, 2 hours ago

    It does sound like a hardware issue.

    Gigarefurb (where my T40 comes from) have some of the Hp EliteBook 840 G1, Intel Core I5-4300U 1.90GHz, 8GB DDR3, 500GB HDD, 14″, Windows 10 Home for £180

    Easy to work on, the whole base just slides off exposing everything you can upgrade. But all I’d do is swap the spinner for one of your SSDs.

    Microdream…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 2 days, 10 hours ago

    I’m sure that’s good advice for people who want the ultimate photograph. I’m long past that these days and I’m looking for convenience as long as it isn’t obviously detrimental. Let’s face it most times we looking at a photo in a maximum of 1080P on a screen, often a very small one.

  • It’s on its way.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Camera help please. in the forum Other Tech 4 days, 12 hours ago

    They’re nice. The beach shot you took is the lock screen wallpaper for my server.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Discovery in the forum TV 5 days, 8 hours ago

    Not excusing Star Trek, but just how many unique plot lines are there?

    Back in the early 8 bit days I was talking to a computer shop owner I was friendly with about games design and may be starting something between us. Basically it was a combination of I chase you, I drop things on you or I throw things at you. Apart from simulations I don’t…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Discovery in the forum TV 6 days, 9 hours ago

    Yes, watched the first two with my daughter, which I thought were OK, then promptly forgot to watch any more when she went back to Uni. I did quite like the Klingon reboot.

    Star Trek has always been very PC and why do they think light jazz will be the music that survives and dominates all other forms? Why do they inevitably bring the Nazis in at…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Windows 7 in the forum Windows Talk 6 days, 9 hours ago

    Basically Bob, leave it alone – you’re not short of space and at best you’ll get a paltry 1GB extra.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Ryzen 3 (Radeon vega 8) in the forum Gaming 6 days, 10 hours ago

    As a CPU it’s a fantastic bargain and very capable. But if you want to play the latest titles it’s not for you.

    However, if you go into this with realistic expectations re resolution and frame rates and add something like a GTX 1060 when you can afford it, you won’t be throwing money down the drain.

    Definitely get a B450 motherboard for many…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic coax joint in the forum Visual & Audio 1 week ago

    Even if you go for the one with the rubber boots (looks good) I’d still wrap it with amalgam tape as well.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic coax joint in the forum Visual & Audio 1 week, 1 day ago

    +1

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Alphabetising in the forum Music 1 week, 2 days ago

    Never saw them live, I was at Reading 80 when they did their comeback but was too cool to go 😉

    I was going to see them just before Christmas but illness stopped that, and I was also going to see The Sweet in Frome but work stopped that.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Major Updates in the forum Other Stuff 1 week, 2 days ago

    Wasn’t sure about the crosses and ticks to start with, but I think I’d miss them already.

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 4 days ago

    I’ll bet the pharmacist loves you 😃

  • I agree with the 2nd gen iPad, it’s the one I bought. The WiFi is bloody awful though.

    Whilst it’s out of the iOS update loop it’s still getting security patches which is a bonus. The battery still lasts a decent amount of time and the buttons seem like new. It’s my holiday go to device for dealing with photos and social media, email, etc.…[Read more]

  • Dave Rice replied to the topic Heart Attack ? in the forum Ailments 1 week, 4 days ago

    Looks very much like my meds started. The blood pressure meds were reduced after 6 months as my blood pressure was too low. Ever since it’s been perfect.

    The only day to day issue I have is very sensitive fingers, probably the statin. If you cut yourself be prepared to wait ages for it to stop. I don’t bruise easily but it definitely takes less…[Read more]

  • Have what you want, it’s been sat there for years.

  • Not really worth the effort.

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