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by Bart Arondson

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bio website reidster.net
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visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Nov 21 at 20:11

Nov
15
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
13
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
19
comment Is camera flash actually harmful to infants or newborns?
@James, I assume you're alluding to the McDonald's case. This was in fact not a frivolous lawsuit, despite its reputation as the "classic" example of such. One link (there are many): lectlaw.com/files/cur78.htm
Sep
21
comment How much does 1 mm get you in a wide-angle lens?
@dpollitt: (a) If you were replying to a specific portion of the question, you should say so. (b) "Clearly" is in the eye of the beholder. A newbie might not know that 1mm isn't much different. (c) Do you genuinely expect me to waste time digging up whether you voted to close? How is that even relevant?
Sep
20
comment How much does 1 mm get you in a wide-angle lens?
@dpollitt, that's not my reading. IMO, Vlad seems to be asking (in part) if the extra width is worthwhile. No need for dupe lawyering here.
Jul
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
24
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
21
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
15
awarded  Yearling
Jun
28
comment How many pixels in a megapixel?
-1; I don't think an uncited sentence in a Wikipedia article is good evidence, particularly when (as @mattdm's answer) it doesn't really matter.
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
1
comment Why is my Nikon 50mm f/1.8 giving me an fEE error?
Sounds like you may need to pay an additional fee to Nikon... ;)
Feb
22
comment What are the advantages of shooting in burst (continuous) mode?
One disadvantage is that you have to look at and deal with all the extra exposures. That's a non-zero cost in your time.
Feb
19
comment Does it matter which way the camera is orientated for the sensor cleaning to work?
A self-deprecating "this may be uninformed" is a lot different than calling someone uninformed. Clearly, yes, I felt you were being discourteous, and the "sorry if ..." is a classic non-apology. Anyway, I'd suggest you write an answer, since you have more technical content than belongs in comments.
Feb
19
comment Does it matter which way the camera is orientated for the sensor cleaning to work?
@Michael, it seems you object to the "random motion", which is fine, and the clarification is helpful. However, you actually speak in favor of my guess, which is that it's air motion, not gravity, moving the particles. It would be nice if your objection was both correct and courteous.
Feb
17
awarded  equipment-recommendation
Feb
2
revised How to predict when the moon will appear large?
null edit; need to fix my vote; apparently the software thinks I'm too dumb to change my mind
Feb
1
comment If I swallowed my SD Card would it be readable when it emerged?
Note that even if the chip still contains the information, the outside contacts will be hopelessly corroded (i.e., you will need forensic recover equipment, not a card reader) unless the card is protected from digestive fluids.
Feb
1
comment How to predict when the moon will appear large?
The apparent size is an optical illusion, as @ISO notes in the other answer. Distance to the moon is a 2nd- or 3rd-order effect.
Feb
1
comment How to predict when the moon will appear large?
@ISO's core point that the distance to the moon has very little to do with its apparent size is correct, though.