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Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 30th October 2019, 19:16
Replies: 7
Views: 532
Posted By dalethorn
I bought a one terabyte MicroSD card from Sandisk...

I bought a one terabyte MicroSD card from Sandisk when they were first released a few months ago. Fingernail sized, and able to store as much as 1500 hours of quality video for an iPad. I used it in...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 29th October 2019, 16:52
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By dalethorn
The FZ80 (a current camera) is a much better...

The FZ80 (a current camera) is a much better choice than the Canon, which is obsolete. In addition, the Panasonic has 50 percent more resolution. Other than that, you know that anything could go...
Forum: Bird Forum Fun Quizzes Monday 21st October 2019, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 1,076
Posted By dalethorn
At very slightly more than 2/3 across to the...

At very slightly more than 2/3 across to the right, in the middle of the tree lines, under a small roundish canopy, is something greyish-white that could be an owl with outstretched wings. But the...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 19th October 2019, 20:28
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By dalethorn
Until recently, some undeveloped nations were...

Until recently, some undeveloped nations were able to use human fertilizer, and maybe some still do. But as you noted, the invasion of modern "foods" and drugs has poisoned that possibility in most...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 19th October 2019, 16:51
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By dalethorn
Lyman has been outspoken about vegan vs...

Lyman has been outspoken about vegan vs non-vegan, however, his main concern by far is chemical farming.
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 19th October 2019, 00:42
Replies: 92
Views: 5,408
Posted By dalethorn
Much as the Beatles were banned across the U.S....

Much as the Beatles were banned across the U.S. radio market circa 1965 following Lennon's comment about Jesus Christ, where they got revenge on the media with Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds...
Forum: Conservation Friday 18th October 2019, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 447
Posted By dalethorn
This caught my eye: "But Bolsonaro dismissed the...

This caught my eye:

"But Bolsonaro dismissed the comments as "typical colonialism" unfit for the 21st century."

And that's another thing we have to contend with - backlashes that sell well but are...
Forum: Conservation Friday 18th October 2019, 16:30
Replies: 7
Views: 689
Posted By dalethorn
Howard Lyman has been lecturing on this for...

Howard Lyman has been lecturing on this for decades. I heard him up close in Tarzana Cal. circa 1994.

http://www.humanedecisions.com/howard-lyman-story-of-a-cattle-rancher-turned-vegan/
Forum: Nikon Thursday 17th October 2019, 16:22
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By dalethorn
It's old, primitive, has no VR/IS, tiny sensor....

It's old, primitive, has no VR/IS, tiny sensor. It's cheap, but there are better ways to go. This Panasonic FZ80 costs more, but gives so much more - a better deal all...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th October 2019, 21:40
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By dalethorn
That photo looks like a new, unused binocular...

That photo looks like a new, unused binocular right out of the box. So the first question: Is it a stock photo, or a photo of the actual item?
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 16th October 2019, 21:31
Replies: 92
Views: 5,408
Posted By dalethorn
This is as good a place as any to inject...

This is as good a place as any to inject potential controversy ....

In the realm of unintended consequences, what if the ever-advancing awareness and doctrines of sensitivity to native cultures...
Forum: California Wednesday 16th October 2019, 14:16
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By dalethorn
The best bird photos I've ever gotten were at...

The best bird photos I've ever gotten were at Bolsa Chica circa 2005-2007. I'm not sure of the condition of that wetland today. As to camping, the beach area on the opposite (ocean) side of PCH might...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 23:12
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By dalethorn
As a long-time reviewer myself, and extensive...

As a long-time reviewer myself, and extensive reader of reviews before purchasing SOTA products, I was very careful with this one comparing the two Zeiss's. And so that's why I asked for more info...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 22:56
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By dalethorn
Speaking of the Zeiss 8x25 Victory, I was...

Speaking of the Zeiss 8x25 Victory, I was comparing the specs to the Zeiss Terra ED 8x25, and couldn't see a significant difference. I checked the 23 reviews of the Terra at B&H, and where B&H...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By dalethorn
I won't have access to the Zeiss. When the Leica...

I won't have access to the Zeiss. When the Leica is folded out so that I get the perfect circle picture with best FOV, just a microscopic shift on my glasses and the view collapses. It's the tiny...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th October 2019, 16:11
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By dalethorn
I purchased a Leica UV 8x20 a few weeks ago, and...

I purchased a Leica UV 8x20 a few weeks ago, and with glasses it's very difficult to enjoy using them. I intend to add the Swarovski 8x25 CL later this month. In all of my research and reading about...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 14th October 2019, 21:08
Replies: 92
Views: 5,408
Posted By dalethorn
World population is booming, but it's third world...

World population is booming, but it's third world population. Populations in first world nations are declining. So in effect, the world is becoming less technologically developed, i.e. dumber in...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 11th October 2019, 21:19
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By dalethorn
It sure doesn't match Carolina Wrens I see. The...

It sure doesn't match Carolina Wrens I see. The tuft of feathers on back of the head, the head shape, and long beak that doesn't taper from the head - all look different.
Forum: Conservation Friday 11th October 2019, 18:59
Replies: 764
Views: 126,297
Posted By dalethorn
Not me. You used the word accuse, which I...

Not me. You used the word accuse, which I certainly didn't do. I'll reiterate my point for the record: Of all the mentions I see in media about global warming, never (or almost never) do they mention...
Forum: Nikon Friday 11th October 2019, 16:47
Replies: 349
Views: 35,688
Posted By dalethorn
That's a real shame. People beat up on Leica...

That's a real shame. People beat up on Leica because of their high prices and botique marketing, but they do occasionally make breakthrough products without concern for protecting other lines. Such...
Forum: Leica Friday 11th October 2019, 15:48
Replies: 39
Views: 3,809
Posted By dalethorn
I finally bought an Ultravid mini 8x20, but I...

I finally bought an Ultravid mini 8x20, but I really miss the Colorline versions, and wish I would have gotten one before they disappeared.
Forum: Conservation Friday 11th October 2019, 13:12
Replies: 764
Views: 126,297
Posted By dalethorn
There's no need for paranoia here. I merely...

There's no need for paranoia here. I merely reemphasized what you were glossing over, namely that sudden and bloody invasions of millions of migrants are a threat of societal collapse worldwide.

Try...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 10th October 2019, 22:52
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By dalethorn
The cockatiel sound (I have one) is much later....

The cockatiel sound (I have one) is much later. Between 1 and 2 seconds is a kind of soft squeal.
Forum: Conservation Thursday 10th October 2019, 22:49
Replies: 764
Views: 126,297
Posted By dalethorn
If you check my post, it doesn't suggest...

If you check my post, it doesn't suggest hopelessness about curbing emissions, nor abandoning the oceans to plastics, nor abandoning the remaining rainforests etc. etc.

What it does suggest is the...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 10th October 2019, 21:57
Replies: 764
Views: 126,297
Posted By dalethorn
Climate Change per se is long term and the huge...

Climate Change per se is long term and the huge picture that we scarcely know how to get our arms around. But with rising sea levels, esp. if really large glaciers break off from Greenland or...
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