Well, I'd rather pay the BBC a small sum each month than pay a lot more to either beardy Branson or billionaire tyrant Murdoch.
41 posts • joined 6 Feb 2008
I'm still kind of hoping that Betelgeuse went supernova around six hundred and thirty odd years ago so I'll get to see the result in the night sky.
Although it'll be a lot worse than the Great Collapsing Hrung Disaster, that's for sure.
(does not know what a Hrung is, nor why it should collapse on Betelgeuse seven)
What I would like to see from this is stuff from the archive which probably wouldn't sell well enough to merit a DVD release, but could be put on this site as a cheap download instead.
I loved the More Death and Horror sound effects record, but I swear I was hearing the sound effects from it in EVERYTHING for years!
Stalling is easily curable and not fatal in many cases!
Max Sang is talking complete nonsense.
I've stalled an aircraft deliberately on many occasions as part of PPL training!
Throttle back, keep pulling back on the controls to maintain altitude as speed drops. Ten knots above the stall, the alarm goes off, and if you keep pulling you'll enter a stall, where the airflow diverts from the top of the wings and you lose lift drastically...
Nose forward, throttle up, and away you go. No harm done.
This is only a problem if you do it at low altitude and don't have time to recover!
Now, some T-tailed aircraft had a problem with airflow over the elevator being obstructed, but the Cessna 206 is not that kind of aircraft.
The great thing about the GR Digital range is that Ricoh give you a hell of a lot of control over the picture taking process, more than most compact cameras do. Sure, it's a small sensor so you get noise at higher ISOs, and it's a wide angle lens so you need to get closer to your subject, but within its minor limitations it's a fine picture-taking machine for the reasonably serious photographer.
It's compact and pocketable, more pocketable than any micro four thirds camera (I can just about fit an Olympus Pen E-P1 with 17mm pancake lens in my pocket, but it's not comfortable), feels sturdy and well made.
As far as Alan Firminger's remarks, I think most of the delay with compact cameras comes from autofocus. The GRD can be focused manually - also they have a fixed focus modes, where you can set infinity focus or 'snap shot' focus (a few yards away) reducing shutter lag to practically nothing.
The only problem I've ever had with my original GRD is the long time it takes to write RAW files. Ricoh have completely fixed that, it seems. If my old GRD gave up the ghost, I'd seriously upgrade.
Close but no cigar
Not impressed. My 60GB iPod is close to full with music alone, and I would have quite happily replaced it with an iPod Touch, except they've only increased them to 64GB, which I'd probably fill within six months of purchase.
So I still won' t be buying the iPod Touch any time soon.
Monkeys on the cover
I've still got a stash of 80's era PCWs up in my Dad's house, next time I'm up there I must dig through a few, if only for the comedic value of the old adverts.
Admittedly I did stop reading it a long time ago after it had become just another PC of the month magazine.
Yes MrJOD, I do remember the Microtan 65, that was my first computer too.
Christian investment firm?
OK, so it's a long time since I read a bible, so correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Jesus kick the moneychangers out of the temple, and tell a rich man to give up all his worldly goods?
Somehow don't think he'd be too keen on an investment company operating in his name.