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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:44
Replies: 19
Views: 406
Posted By tenex
I would not choose any of the last three models...

I would not choose any of the last three models you mention, although the Swaro EL 8.5x42 is very highly regarded. Otherwise I would look further instead, and hope you have time to do so for such a...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 20:20
Replies: 18
Views: 411
Posted By tenex
It seems clear that the original criterion of...

It seems clear that the original criterion of "head and shoulders different from the crowd", taken more seriously than Dennis did, is not going to produce candidates that many people actually carry...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th April 2020, 04:42
Replies: 161
Views: 7,584
Posted By tenex
On our Sunday evening walk, amid other more usual...

On our Sunday evening walk, amid other more usual suspects, seventeen Wood Ducks (mostly drakes) near a reedy corner of a large lake where they proceeded to vanish from our viewing angle. Watched a...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 6th April 2020, 04:22
Replies: 155
Views: 10,290
Posted By tenex
I would be even more interested in descriptions...

I would be even more interested in descriptions of any related differences you may notice in actually using the two.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Friday 3rd April 2020, 19:57
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
Personal provocations are clearly unwise at a...

Personal provocations are clearly unwise at a hard time so I'm going to try to avoid involvement in any more of them. Each of us will handle crisis in their own personal way. Ideally we should also...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 23:20
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
"Verbiage", "bloviator"... your hostility is your...

"Verbiage", "bloviator"... your hostility is your problem, not mine. As is trying to look at death without seeing it. It's brutal. But it's all on topic, and was likely to come eventually, in a...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 22:30
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
Jan, as you suggested I've gone back to this post...

Jan, as you suggested I've gone back to this post #215 and see that I somehow missed the point you made here. Obviously we can't be sure S.Korea detected all the infections, for various reasons...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 21:03
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
Obviously I'm looking forward to that...

Obviously I'm looking forward to that also.


It's what I've been doing. Of course I can't speak for anyone else.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 20:55
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
Graphs of infections are bound to look sinister...

Graphs of infections are bound to look sinister with a virus most of the population is expected to contract. Attention should be paid instead to hospitalizations and deaths.

You're right about the...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 20:40
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
Apparently someone finally needed to just say it....

Apparently someone finally needed to just say it. But it's not me that's hard, it's life. And death. (Oh, and you somehow edited out the sentence Nothing we can do totally avoids deaths.)
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 18:55
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
No use, "water off a duck's back" as fugl says. ...

No use, "water off a duck's back" as fugl says. There seem to be a lot of unbudgable opinions here. Such is life. Let's just wait and see, shall we. (As long as the doomsayers don't claim that...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Thursday 2nd April 2020, 18:18
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
A few days ago I commented thus on an article Deb...

A few days ago I commented thus on an article Deb Burhinus posted. I haven't heard anything further about this issue of allegedly recurring(?) infection, but I did just run across a report that...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 1st April 2020, 20:24
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
This related article is a useful...

This related article is a useful companion:
https://spectator.us/understand-report-figures-covid-deaths/
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 1st April 2020, 19:37
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
None of us seem to be. I do think it's appalling...

None of us seem to be. I do think it's appalling that we're nonetheless having to try to work out the problem ourselves here, the epidemiologists having so far failed miserably.


That is my...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 1st April 2020, 16:18
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
The problem, to put it very nicely, is that one...

The problem, to put it very nicely, is that one can seldom tell exactly what Trump means (or was even aware of) when he opens his mouth, and it requires a considerable amount of guesswork and...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Wednesday 1st April 2020, 01:16
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
I'm extremely curious to see how this plays out...

I'm extremely curious to see how this plays out in Sweden, though some restrictions are now coming into place after all. The rate of hospitalization and fatality is everything.

Here's the latest...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 31st March 2020, 20:29
Replies: 272
Views: 6,568
Posted By tenex
This is the kind of information I'd most like to...

This is the kind of information I'd most like to see, for different countries: cases of infection, vs hospitalizations and deaths. It's difficult to put together oneself, especially given...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 31st March 2020, 19:45
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
Yes, such thoughts occur to me also. It's just...

Yes, such thoughts occur to me also. It's just too much trouble to say "I think" or "In my opinion" in every sentence. In some posts (especially distinguishing what I say from what various authors...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 31st March 2020, 17:24
Replies: 35
Views: 1,643
Posted By tenex
There are many times when I just need as much...

There are many times when I just need as much magnification as I can carry (short of a scope), certainly 10x over 8. Or more. The other day we were observing a flock of Ruddy Ducks, inconsiderately...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Tuesday 31st March 2020, 17:01
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By tenex
So that's putting "the ball", as you say, "in my...

So that's putting "the ball", as you say, "in my court"? I don't think I understand the game.
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 30th March 2020, 17:23
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By tenex
Did you pay any attention to what I just said...

Did you pay any attention to what I just said about making assumptions? Why on earth would I ask if I knew?

I just looked it up (The Guardian...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 30th March 2020, 16:03
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By tenex
Yes, this is a difficult time with some new...

Yes, this is a difficult time with some new challenges. The odd thing I've noticed about it is the extent to which it simply magnifies problems that already existed.


To me this is the crucial...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 30th March 2020, 15:55
Replies: 38
Views: 1,007
Posted By tenex
Complete agreement. Liberalism becomes neurosis....

Complete agreement. Liberalism becomes neurosis. This has become such a huge problem in society generally that it actually feeds opposition to the principles liberals are overdoing.


Would someone...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Monday 30th March 2020, 15:29
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
For a while this discussion seemed a useful...

For a while this discussion seemed a useful inquiry and sharing of views. However, the most vocal and repetitive participants have obviously taken a firm position they intend to adhere to, which...
Forum: Ruffled Feathers Saturday 28th March 2020, 08:42
Replies: 327
Views: 7,150
Posted By tenex
You misunderstood me. I meant I hope everyone...

You misunderstood me. I meant I hope everyone will be happy with that more positive outcome instead of defending their choice of evils, not happy with what I said. (I don't care about that either.)
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