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Hisss

Posted by alexandriabrangwin on 2018-03-26 08:29:37

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Pleiades, 50mm, No Tracking, Finger Lakes region of New York

Pleiades, 50mm, No Tracking, Finger Lakes region of New York

Now that the Milky Way is settling down for the winter, I decided to move on to other subjects on this very clear night. My last few outings have been increasingly plagued by dew forming on my lens. Actually, my entire camera has been dripping wet most nights. So I went to Walmart yesterday and grabbed a few sets of hand-warmers and taped a pair around my lens. They fit perfectly! No need to wipe every 90 seconds. I shot for hours without any dew at all, while my car made puddles around its perimeter.

Because my nifty-fifty gets nasty real quick on any stars that aren’t near dead-center, I had to re-frame the Pleiades every 5 minutes or less. That makes a pretty big difference. I also shot nearly 600 dew-free frames of Andromeda last night. Here’s that:

www.flickr.com/photos/15304966@N06/36609692994/in/photost…

I used DeepSkyStacker to stack 238 images captured with my Canon 50mm f/1.8 set to f/2.2, 5-seconds, ISO 12800 on a Canon 60D body.

I stretched the output just a bit in Photoshop — only 1-1/2 Levels adjustments — any more brought all the noise back. I was pleased to get this much dust glow without having a background that looked like a rain-soaked end-of-semester sofa sitting at the curb. I tweaked the colors a bit to get some blue back, and then cropped and re-sampled the image 200 percent.

My computer, my drives and my long lens are conspiring to get a cheap tracker for me this Christmas. They’ve had just about enough of these shenanigans.

Posted by Douglas Gray on 2017-09-25 06:19:11

Tagged: , astrophotography , Pleiades , 50mm , astronomy , stars , dust , gas , cluster , hand , warmers , DeepSkyStacker , night

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7″ Cultured Marble Bobblehead Doll

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7

Anonymous Collector Bobblehead Figurine
Limited Edition
www.thebobblehead.com

This high-quality bobblehead figurine depicts the logo of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The logo is a body of a person with a white shirt, black suit, and a question mark for a head with his/her hands behind their back. Each bobblehead is hand painted. Designed by Rick Lynn of The Bobblehead LLC.

The circular base is black with the character standing the Anonymous logo. On it’s front is ANONYMOUS in white lettering.

The Box is representative of anonymity and is a plain white box

Specifications:

Figurine
Construction:cultured marble (a highly durable mix of polyester resin and marble stone dust).
Paints:Acrylic
Height:7”
Base Diameter:2 9/16”
Weight:6.7 ounces

Boxed:
Construction:Full-color printed chipboard with custom Styrofoam insert.
Height:8 5/16”
Depth and Width:3 7/8 x 3 15/16”
Weight:8.4 ounces

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylized Guy Fawkes masks.

This is a great addition to any bobblehead collection. If you’re looking for a unique bobblehead, this is the one to own.

A great gift for any bobblehead fan or collector!

Also perfect as a party favor, guest amenity, event souvenir, reunion gift, and hospitality gift.

– Made of polyresin

– Comes in white box.

Posted by TheBobblehead14403 on 2013-02-28 18:31:38

Tagged: , Anonymous , Computer , Hacker , Anarchist , Technology , Novelty , Collectible , Bobblehead , Doll , Gift , Educational , Conversation Piece , Rare , Toy , Cold Cast Marble , Hand Painted , Acrylic Paints , Custom , Color Box , Chrome Steel Spring , Poly Resin , 7 , Activists , Hacktivists , Internet , Bobble , head , Nodder , Figurine , Cultured , Marble , Polyester , resin , Cold , Cast , Hand , Painted , Sculpted , Acrylic , Paints , Color , Box , Chrome , Steel , Spring , Collectors , Collector , Giveaway , Party , favor , Guest , amenity , Event , souvenir , Reunion , Hospitality , In , New , Rick , Lynn , Richard , The , LLC , Bobblehead.com , www.bobblehead.com , International , Shipping , Clay , Free

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7″ Cultured Marble Bobblehead Doll

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7

Anonymous Collector Bobblehead Figurine
Limited Edition
www.thebobblehead.com

This high-quality bobblehead figurine depicts the logo of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The logo is a body of a person with a white shirt, black suit, and a question mark for a head with his/her hands behind their back. Each bobblehead is hand painted. Designed by Rick Lynn of The Bobblehead LLC.

The circular base is black with the character standing the Anonymous logo. On it’s front is ANONYMOUS in white lettering.

The Box is representative of anonymity and is a plain white box

Specifications:

Figurine
Construction:cultured marble (a highly durable mix of polyester resin and marble stone dust).
Paints:Acrylic
Height:7”
Base Diameter:2 9/16”
Weight:6.7 ounces

Boxed:
Construction:Full-color printed chipboard with custom Styrofoam insert.
Height:8 5/16”
Depth and Width:3 7/8 x 3 15/16”
Weight:8.4 ounces

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylized Guy Fawkes masks.

This is a great addition to any bobblehead collection. If you’re looking for a unique bobblehead, this is the one to own.

A great gift for any bobblehead fan or collector!

Also perfect as a party favor, guest amenity, event souvenir, reunion gift, and hospitality gift.

– Made of polyresin

– Comes in white box.

Posted by TheBobblehead14403 on 2013-02-28 18:31:36

Tagged: , Anonymous , Computer , Hacker , Anarchist , Technology , Novelty , Collectible , Bobblehead , Doll , Gift , Educational , Conversation Piece , Rare , Toy , Cold Cast Marble , Hand Painted , Acrylic Paints , Custom , Color Box , Chrome Steel Spring , Poly Resin , 7 , Activists , Hacktivists , Internet , Bobble , head , Nodder , Figurine , Cultured , Marble , Polyester , resin , Cold , Cast , Hand , Painted , Sculpted , Acrylic , Paints , Color , Box , Chrome , Steel , Spring , Collectors , Collector , Giveaway , Party , favor , Guest , amenity , Event , souvenir , Reunion , Hospitality , In , New , Rick , Lynn , Richard , The , LLC , Bobblehead.com , www.bobblehead.com , International , Shipping , Clay , Free

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7″ Cultured Marble Bobblehead Doll

Anonymous Computer Hackers 7

Anonymous Collector Bobblehead Figurine
Limited Edition
www.thebobblehead.com

This high-quality bobblehead figurine depicts the logo of the hacktivist group Anonymous. The logo is a body of a person with a white shirt, black suit, and a question mark for a head with his/her hands behind their back. Each bobblehead is hand painted. Designed by Rick Lynn of The Bobblehead LLC.

The circular base is black with the character standing the Anonymous logo. On it’s front is ANONYMOUS in white lettering.

The Box is representative of anonymity and is a plain white box

Specifications:

Figurine
Construction:cultured marble (a highly durable mix of polyester resin and marble stone dust).
Paints:Acrylic
Height:7”
Base Diameter:2 9/16”
Weight:6.7 ounces

Boxed:
Construction:Full-color printed chipboard with custom Styrofoam insert.
Height:8 5/16”
Depth and Width:3 7/8 x 3 15/16”
Weight:8.4 ounces

Anonymous is a loosely associated hacktivist group. It originated in 2003 on the imageboard 4chan, representing the concept of many online and offline community users simultaneously existing as an anarchic, digitized global brain. It is also generally considered to be a blanket term for members of certain Internet subcultures, a way to refer to the actions of people in an environment where their actual identities are not known. It strongly opposes Internet censorship and surveillance, and has hacked various government websites. It has also targeted major security corporations. It also opposes Scientology, government corruption and homophobia. Its members can be distinguished in public by the wearing of stylized Guy Fawkes masks.

This is a great addition to any bobblehead collection. If you’re looking for a unique bobblehead, this is the one to own.

A great gift for any bobblehead fan or collector!

Also perfect as a party favor, guest amenity, event souvenir, reunion gift, and hospitality gift.

– Made of polyresin

– Comes in white box.

Posted by TheBobblehead14403 on 2013-02-28 18:31:37

Tagged: , Anonymous , Computer , Hacker , Anarchist , Technology , Novelty , Collectible , Bobblehead , Doll , Gift , Educational , Conversation Piece , Rare , Toy , Cold Cast Marble , Hand Painted , Acrylic Paints , Custom , Color Box , Chrome Steel Spring , Poly Resin , 7 , Activists , Hacktivists , Internet , Bobble , head , Nodder , Figurine , Cultured , Marble , Polyester , resin , Cold , Cast , Hand , Painted , Sculpted , Acrylic , Paints , Color , Box , Chrome , Steel , Spring , Collectors , Collector , Giveaway , Party , favor , Guest , amenity , Event , souvenir , Reunion , Hospitality , In , New , Rick , Lynn , Richard , The , LLC , Bobblehead.com , www.bobblehead.com , International , Shipping , Clay , Free

WD Elements SE

WD Elements SE

My New 1 Terabyte USB powered external

I’ve run out of space on the hard drive that stores my photos so I had to buy a larger one. I don’t now why but I really love externals because of the mobility. I put my hand in to give it scale. You can see the other two externals I have next to it. One is just an encased hard drive which is the one I have the new one to replace and then I’ll use the older one for back up.

Posted by alachia on 2010-04-25 01:23:52

Tagged: , Terabyte , External , Hard Drive , USB , hand

Ai Weiwei / 艾未未 : Sunflower Seeds

Ai Weiwei / 艾未未 : Sunflower Seeds

Ai Weiwei 艾未未 Sunflower Seeds at the Tate Modern, London – part of the Unilever Series. 12th October 2010 to 2nd May 2011.

See also a related set of CGI / 3D Computer Generated Images based on the work.

The work is made up of 100 million porcelain ceramic sunflower seeds, with the characteristic dark stripes created by individually hand painting a glaze by skilled craft workers in workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen / 景德镇, a region with a very long history of production of quality pottery.

The seeds are grey and white, but the combination of skylight and artificial lighting creates purple and green hues in the shadows.

Visitors could originally walk upon the "field of seeds", but health concerns over the small quantities of airborne ceramic / vitreous dust that might be generated by friction between the seeds resulted in the work being fenced off with a knee high wire rope, and continuous guarding.

Both the public and the artist were not very happy with this arrangement.

Ai Weiwei ("Ai" is the family name) needles away at the conflict that arises between China’s ferocious economic freedoms and growth, and the restrictions resulting from an authoritarian single party state. He has both been the artistic consultant on the Beijing National (Olympic) Stadium and also endured house arrest and international travel restrictions. On one occasion he was so badly assaulted by the police that he almost died, requiring surgery to attend to internal bleeding from a head injury.

All the same. All different. Sunflower seeds are a traditional chinese snack food. You can offer them to people.

都是一樣的。所有不同。葵花籽是傳統的中華名小吃食品。你可以給的種子作為禮物的人見面時。向他們展示友好。

✺flickr✺sunflower✺seed-o-rama✺

Ai Weiwei [Tate Modern] Ai Weiwei [Wikipedia] Ai Weiwei assault [The Guardian article]

Posted by Dominic’s pics on 2011-01-10 22:36:16

Tagged: , 100000000 , Ai Weiwei , 艾未未 , Sunflower , Seeds , Tate , modern , Unilever , series , ceramic , London , porcelain , 100 , million , hand , painted , stripes , black , grey , white , gray , field , Jingdezhen , pottery , 景德镇 , Ai , Weiwei , turbine , hall , 葵花子

Ai Weiwei / 艾未未 : Sunflower Seeds

Ai Weiwei / 艾未未 : Sunflower Seeds

Ai Weiwei 艾未未 Sunflower Seeds at the Tate Modern, London – part of the Unilever Series. 12th October 2010 to 2nd May 2011.

See also a related set of CGI / 3D Computer Generated Images based on the work.

The work is made up of 100 million porcelain ceramic sunflower seeds, with the characteristic dark stripes created by individually hand painting a glaze by skilled craft workers in workshops in the Chinese city of Jingdezhen / 景德镇, a region with a very long history of production of quality pottery.

This image is a composite of three images, each with different focus settings, so there are three depths of field.

The seeds are grey and white, but the combination of skylight and artificial lighting creates purple and green hues in the shadows.

Visitors could originally walk upon the "field of seeds", but health concerns over the small quantities of airborne ceramic / vitreous dust that might be generated by friction between the seeds resulted in the work being fenced off with a knee high wire rope, and continuous guarding. (When viewed large, the knee high wire guard rope can be seen in front of the slightly open fire door on the left.)

Both the public and the artist were not very happy with this arrangement.

Ai Weiwei ("Ai" is the family name) needles away at the conflict that arises between China’s ferocious economic freedoms and growth, and the restrictions resulting from an authoritarian single party state. He has both been the artistic consultant on the Beijing National (Olympic) Stadium and also endured house arrest and international travel restrictions. On one occasion he was so badly assaulted by the police that he almost died, requiring surgery to attend to internal bleeding from a head injury.

All the same. All different. Sunflower seeds are a traditional chinese snack food. You can offer them to people.

都是一樣的。所有不同。葵花籽是傳統的中華名小吃食品。你可以給的種子作為禮物的人見面時。向他們展示友好。

✺flickr✺sunflower✺seed-o-rama✺

Ai Weiwei [Tate Modern] Ai Weiwei [Wikipedia] Ai Weiwei assault [The Guardian article]

Posted by Dominic’s pics on 2011-01-10 22:39:02

Tagged: , 100000000 , Ai Weiwei , 艾未未 , Sunflower , Seeds , Tate , modern , Unilever , series , ceramic , London , porcelain , 100 , million , hand , painted , stripes , black , grey , white , gray , field , Jingdezhen , pottery , 景德镇 , Ai , Weiwei , turbine , hall , 葵花子

Hand in Hand with Moving and Storage

Hand in Hand with Moving and Storage

If you have sold your house and have not yet purchased a new one, you would require the services of a storage facility. You should consider where you are going to store your household items before you purchase your new home. You should carefully plan your storage unit till you get your new house in order where you can move your things to. If you have not planned a storage unit for yourself, there is no need to panic.

Most of the moving companies today also provide us with storage facilities. The customers who do not yet have a new home to put their articles in can make use of such storage facilities. The process is very simple. You can enquire with your local movers about the storage facilities that they offer and choose between the various options given which would suit your need.

Normally, any moving or storage contact would start with a quote. The Chicago movers will quote you a rate for moving your articles from your home to the desired destination. If you are in need of storage facilities, you should inform the movers as early as possible. This is because all the movers will not have enormous amounts of free space all the time.

Instead they would fix you a slot and a timeframe till which you can store your articles with them. This slot and timeframe is not free all the time. Therefore you should tell them as soon as possible that you require storage facilities. There are different companies that provide different facilities. Also these companies will have their own rate quote.

It is always better to compare the rates of two or more companies before arriving at the decision of which company to go with. Not only will this get you better service but also better facilities and generally a better deal. You should not only consider the cost of the services that are offered but also the reputation of the company. There is nothing more important in the moving business than the reputation of the company. After all, you are entrusting to the company articles of your household that might even be irreplaceable. Therefore you need to ensure that you are placing all your house hold items in good hands.

A reputed company that has been in the business for a long time is always better than a new company that comes up with competitive rates. This is because an old company will have the experience of being in the market for a long time and handling all unexpected situations and problems that can come up while moving.

Every moving and storage would also include cataloging. All your belongings will be marked and placed in the respective boxes and an itenary would be made out of them. This way, at the destination point, you can make sure that all your belongings are safe and in order. Also many of these companies offer moving insurance that will take care of any damage that might occur during the process of moving.

USA Moving and Storage is a Chicago Movers providing moving and storage services to businesses and consumers. We staff our headquarters with the most qualified Chicago mover and personnel available in the household goods moving industry.