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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2340 on: May 26, 2015, 12:41:48 AM »
In the pub trade when you buy new glasses they are not counted as an asset, rather they are written off, as many will be broken within a few months.  :o

When I read this, without the context of Reinardina's posts, I thought you were talking about eye glasses  :2funny:

I did say, "In the pub trade".  :P

Yes, and I pictured the bar keeper being punched by irate customers regularly.  :beer: :beer: :beer:
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2341 on: July 01, 2015, 10:32:37 PM »
I was out taking photos today in the hot weather when my camera showed no top screen details. Swapped to a fresh battery and within a few minutes this battery showed it was nearly empty?  The camera body was very hot due to the hot sun and can only conclude that this drained the battery very quickly. I've heard about this happening in very cold weather but never the reverse? Has anyone had this problem before?  ???

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2342 on: July 03, 2015, 10:44:58 PM »
Is it a Nikon....................

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2343 on: July 04, 2015, 12:21:37 AM »
You can find proof positive for any idea on t'internet; but on the question of heat draining batteries, these links might have some degree (pun intended) of truth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/technology/personaltech/01basics.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-misconceptions-about-mobile-device-batteries/

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2344 on: July 04, 2015, 08:42:55 AM »
You can find proof positive for any idea on t'internet; but on the question of heat draining batteries, these links might have some degree (pun intended) of truth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/technology/personaltech/01basics.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-misconceptions-about-mobile-device-batteries/

Thanks for posting that.  Quote from the first link posted may have the clue.

"Battery experts say their No. 1 problem is heat. Too much warmth causes the battery to drain faster. John Wozniak, a technologist at Hewlett-Packard responsible for testing batteries, had some advice for the owner of a battery-powered device: “You don’t want to leave it sitting on the front seat of a car. It’s like the care and feeding of the baby. Don’t leave it in the car with the window rolled up.”

It appears the battery drained quickly due to the heat, and in a feedback loop, the draining battery heats the camera thus, draining the battery more.  I put the camera in my bag and went home. After I got home I took the camera out of the bag and it was still very hot. Removed battery and left the camera to cool down. Recharged both batteries and they appear to be OK. Used camera yesterday and it appears OK. I'm lucky really as that much heat/energy could have fried the circuits.  :o

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2345 on: July 04, 2015, 09:14:47 AM »
I should add that I only use Nikon batteries and didn't leave the camera in the sun, unless you include hanging round my neck whilst I walked around.  :P

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2346 on: August 17, 2015, 09:06:11 AM »
Just installed a 1tb SSD in my desktop. The performance rating of the PC has improved from 5.9 (which as the speed rating of the old HDD) to 7.3, which is the speed rating of the new SSD. Everything else is still 7.7 to 7.9.

So while it boots a lot faster, it really doesn't 'go' much more quickly when it is up and running.

So sort of worth it, even though in the process the drive letter of my data partition was re-allocated and consequently I have had to rebuild plugin location links and such like. Oh, and my installation of Studio One now tells me that the licence is 'not valid for this computer'.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2347 on: August 17, 2015, 06:24:24 PM »
You can find proof positive for any idea on t'internet; but on the question of heat draining batteries, these links might have some degree (pun intended) of truth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/01/technology/personaltech/01basics.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10-things/10-common-misconceptions-about-mobile-device-batteries/

Thanks for posting that.  Quote from the first link posted may have the clue.

"Battery experts say their No. 1 problem is heat. Too much warmth causes the battery to drain faster. John Wozniak, a technologist at Hewlett-Packard responsible for testing batteries, had some advice for the owner of a battery-powered device: “You don’t want to leave it sitting on the front seat of a car. It’s like the care and feeding of the baby. Don’t leave it in the car with the window rolled up.”

It appears the battery drained quickly due to the heat, and in a feedback loop, the draining battery heats the camera thus, draining the battery more.  I put the camera in my bag and went home. After I got home I took the camera out of the bag and it was still very hot. Removed battery and left the camera to cool down. Recharged both batteries and they appear to be OK. Used camera yesterday and it appears OK. I'm lucky really as that much heat/energy could have fried the circuits.  :o

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2348 on: August 18, 2015, 02:39:28 PM »
Just installed a 1tb SSD in my desktop. The performance rating of the PC has improved from 5.9 (which as the speed rating of the old HDD) to 7.3, which is the speed rating of the new SSD. Everything else is still 7.7 to 7.9.

So while it boots a lot faster, it really doesn't 'go' much more quickly when it is up and running.

So sort of worth it, even though in the process the drive letter of my data partition was re-allocated and consequently I have had to rebuild plugin location links and such like. Oh, and my installation of Studio One now tells me that the licence is 'not valid for this computer'.

Google "enable SSD trim Windows"  if an older version trim may not be enabled and doing so will speed things up. 

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2349 on: August 18, 2015, 06:26:26 PM »
Don, trim is enabled.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2350 on: August 18, 2015, 08:34:32 PM »
Received a email from HP saying I could upgrade to Windows 10!  ???

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2351 on: August 18, 2015, 10:12:45 PM »
Don, trim is enabled.
I found SSD were not quite up to all the blurb, a slight increase in boot-up that's all. So I removed my OS from SSD and used it as a scratch disk for Photoshop where it works quite well.

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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2352 on: August 19, 2015, 07:18:52 AM »
There is definitely a performance gain, so I'll be keeping it where it is. Since it is now the C drive it will be being used by PS as its swap disk anyway.
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2353 on: August 21, 2015, 12:01:38 AM »
Had a email from alamy which contained the following:

Win some great prizes and get your images exhibited at theprintspace gallery in London with the latest Photocrowd contest.


Photocrowd is a great community site for photographers and regularly hosts contests with prizes from a variety of top brands.

The theme for this contest is 'Straight lines' and all submissions will be judged by Stuart Freedman, author of the new book 'The Palaces of Memory'.

Prizes include;
 
 
  •   Coverage in Digital Camera magazine's 'Hot Shots' pages
 
  •   A Lowepro Pro Runner BP 350 AW II backpack
 
 
  •   A 12 month, 100% commission contract for new images on Alamy
 
  •   Your winning images included in a 2-week exhibition at theprintspace gallery in London, starting 17th September 2015

So, that's how you get into Hot Shots now!  :o
 
 
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Re: What bemused you today?
« Reply #2354 on: August 23, 2015, 10:41:38 AM »
Getting Elements 13 yesterday for my Birthday and discovering I need to go back to the beginning to learn how to use it ! Only to find its raining today and I now have all day to play with it ! :) :beer: :) :legit:
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