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Ian Tester
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My Cubietruck got a bit of an upgrade today with a  16GB Sandisk Extreme Pro microSD card. I've been running it on an old 8GB class 8 card for the last 5 months and hoped this would give it a good speed increase.

Well the Bonnie++ benchmark did show a speedup, but not by much. And hdparm reports a "buffered disk read" speed of only 21 MB/s, far short of the claimed ~95 MB/s on the packet. I'm thinking the MMC driver isn't properly detecting and setting up the right speed. Time to dive into the source code...
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If you want to have more than 20 MBytes the reader has to support UHS protocol and it schould not connected via USB. Cubie has no UHS driver. There are some performance thread at cubieforum.org...
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On the same automotive/GLBT issue, there's a business in Lewiston, Idaho called 'The Tranny Shack.' 

They fix transmissions, and have since the 1970s.

No, they don't think their name is funny.
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Here's a short time-lapse video of clouds this afternoon taken from my balcony. I had to stop shooting and bring the gear inside because the clouds started doing what clouds often do - produce rain.

This is again made with photos every 15 seconds, but the clouds are moving by very quickly. In future I should set the interval a little shorter when there's stormy conditions.
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I haz a new camera! It's a Pentax LX.

Why it'd better be great:
http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography/hardwares/classics/pentaxlx/metering/metering.htm

Specs:
http://www.bdimitrov.de/kmp/bodies/film_LX/LX_old.html

It looks like I'll have to get a set of "Super Pro A" connectors for my Op/Tech Envy strap. I have a set of the "B" connectors for my Pentacon Six, but they slip off the LX's lugs. The P6 is a little too heavy for the Envy strap, so I might get a Pro strap at the same time.
http://optechusa.com/straps/super-pro-strap.html

I'm also suddenly interested in getting a TTL flash...
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Dang You write like me!
Far as in "I haz a new camera" not saying it's a bad thing!.—but moving on!, yeah it would be better too have heavier strap or a pro-strap,for those types of cameras!.
Actually the "Pentax" cameras and the "Nikon" cameras are very reliable!,
Well in my opinion anyways!.
Well good luck finding, in what You're looking for!. :)
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The "pin the tail on the donkey" game at my nephew's birthday party had some questionable graphics.

(the self-adhesive tails had been moved out of the way)
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Lol.
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Here's another server-class ARM board and surprisingly it isn't ARMv8. I'm sure it'll still be pricey though.

The article includes a charbax video, with the usual issues. Skip to around 1:30 to hear him talk to a Linaro guy about how they're planning to use the board.
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This looks great, but expensive and large.
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There's a nice car yard down on the highway that's lit up at night with powerful lights. I've previously shot some of the cars after rain with fast film (Delta 3200). So last month, after rain at night, I headed down with a tripod and much slower film.

Pentax LX
Rikenon P 1:2.0 50 mm
Kodak Ektar 100
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The Doctor Who episode 'Blink' was on ABC 2 this evening. After it I did a search for 'weeping angels' on YouTube and found this yogscast about a Minecraft mod. I've watched a few of their other videos before and they're very entertaining. This one is a bit short and mostly involves them freaking out at the angels. Enjoy.

Minecraft - Weeping Angels Mod Spotlight
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A documentary about Rolls-Royce jet engines. Fascinating stuff.

It's split into four parts, so be sure to find them in the list of suggested videos.

How to Build A Jumbo Jet Engine - 1/4 (Full Version)
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Oh great, we're getting full-body scanners at our airports too. But unlike the U.S., we won't be given the option of a grope to avoid a dose of radiation.

As if I need any more reason to dislike flying.

http://www.smh.com.au/travel/travel-news/body-scanners-to-be-installed-across-australian-international-airports-20120205-1qzdz.html
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