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After listening to some good advice +Felipe Balbi:)
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Looks nice, but I guess you have some traffic issues.
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I'm thinking about Fernando Poo.
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bisecting between v4.8 and v4.9-rc1 looking for a problem on my laptop. I am bad for not looking at this sooner.
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FWIW I found the problem patch and with its revert 4.9 boots on my laptop now. I don't yet understand the root cause but, I'm reaching out to the author of the patch already.
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Marveling at the time I have invested watching TV and content in general. I just went through 97 pages of click bait on "where they are now" related to star trek actors. It made me think about all the hrs I invested in watching all those episodes of content from the late 60's till around 2005 +/-. (and other TV / content) over the years I feel like I wasted some opportunities to better myself.

But, I did enjoy it at the time. So there's that.

Now I burn my free time like there is no tomorrow on you tube mostly. I even watch many of the videos at 1.5x to 2x speed so I can get through it all. I don't feel as if I enjoy it as much as I did the TV and, I'm much more aware its sucking my life away from me and that I can't seem to stop letting it (me?) do it to me (myself). 
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I've been working through Netflix catalog of old Star Trek series. First Next Generation (which I saw most of the first time around). Then Deep Space 9 (which I only saw a few episodes). Currently almost at the end of Voyager (which I didn't watch at all). Still debating whether to re-watch the original series and/or Enterprise.
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I thought you couldn't do that outside Oregon or Washington state 
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It's still funny. What was it do you know?

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just attempted to capture some low light pictures after a significant snow over night. Aperture priority, no flash on a tripod with a remote shutter switch.

Auto focus was a pain.
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that sucks. FWIW this is a picture of my back yard and it seems that the wind last night dumped some extra show in my backyard. that sundial in the foreground of the frame has about 1 foot of snow on top of it.


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I just got to work after attempting to capture some Quadrantids meteor pictures. I did see about 5 bright ones but I didn't capture those with the camera. Froze my fingers and toes from 5am to 6:20am.

Wow, I'm not used to the cold and I'm not so skilled at running my camera (or maybe I need a better camera than a D3300) Beside freezing my fingers and toes off the following is about as good of a shot as I got this AM.

Advice on how to take better shots is welcome ;)

FWIW I set up for 6 sec exposures at f1.8, ISO800 and had it on continuous snap (I have 480-ish snaps). If you squint you can see 2 meteors. They are not moving as fast as I expected. Next time I'll use a lower ISO the pictures where to noisy. Also, I took these just outside of town so the sky I was working with was not as dark as I wanted.
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Don't shoot the messenger ;-) That one looks good to me!
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Nice photos, Mark. The "outback" of eastern Oregon might as well be on a different continent from the Willamette valley.
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My indoor garden is going nuts!  I had to trellis the 2 plants to keep them from falling over.  They have gotten top heavy.  Looks like harvest will be in early April. 
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harvest ..... what? Our seeds are only just going in (apart from the Chilli peppers that are on their 3rd year and just starting to flower - yes, Chillis are perrenials!)
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planning my "sabbatical" (i.e. an extra 8wk vacation every 7yrs) that I'm taking starting August.

I'm thinking of doing an extended car camping road trip to take pictures of night sky's away from light pollution with a rescue pit pull dog to keep me company.  I think I'll drive around eastern Oregon and maybe drive down to Nevada and California while I'm at it.

Does anyone have advice on cameras good at night sky pictures?
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Absolutely. It's all about balancing settings. I don't actually own a tracker yet.

There are rules of thumb about exposure time to avoid star trails. Longer lenses show trails in less time. You can do a 30sec exposure with a 17mm lens and the trails will be unnoticeable, but at 50mm you'll get maybe 8sec. So shooting nebulas is really not feasible without one, but the milky way, heck yeah.

All of the cameras I mentioned are great with sensor noise. You can probably shoot at ISO3200 with no problem and ISO6400 should be acceptable. My 60D is limited to ISO1600 realistically - higher settings are garbage.

Here is a 9 shot pano at 50mm (APS sensor, so equivalent to an 85mm lens on a full frame sensor), f/2.8, ISO 1600. I could bring the milky way out a bit but I kind of like it as is.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jefro/15976273524/in/album-72157633211485898/

OH and always shoot in RAW :) 
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