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Equatorial Mounts For Budget Astrophotography?

cpaluc Hiss drive? Barn-door? EQ platform? (85 comments)

Check this out:
http://members.cox.net/tfangrow/hissdrive.html

Otherwise, barn door mounts:
http://www.mikeoates.org/mas/projects/scotch/
http://www.astunit.com/tonkinsastro/atm/projects/scotch.htm
http://www.davetrott.com/DoubleArmBarnDoor.html

Equatorial platforms:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/eqplatforms/

Lots of other links:
http://members.ziggo.nl/jhm.vangastel/Astronomy/links.htm

about 4 years ago

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Why don't Android smartphones have IR transmitters?

cpaluc cpaluc writes  |  about a year and a half ago

cpaluc (559921) writes "I am a dynamic figure often seen sitting on my couch with my Android smartphone. I email friends, I check the weather, I play games, I check my bank balance. I take photos and record video and then edit them before sharing them. I log in to a remote Windows session and save the day at work. I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid.

But I can't change the TV channel because my smartphone doesn't have an IR transmitter.

Apologies to Hugh Galagher, but seriously, why don't Android smartphones have IR transmitters? My Nexus 4 is always in my hand, but when I want to change the TV channel, I have to turn the house upside down to find the remote. I would have thought it would be cheap and easy to include an IR transmitter in a smartphone and that a decent Android remote control app would be a killer app. Your thoughts?"
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Paypal Accounts compromised?

cpaluc cpaluc writes  |  more than 3 years ago

cpaluc (559921) writes "I received an odd spam message today. It was odd because, unlike most spam, it included my real name. I searched the address that the message was inviting me to visit and within the first 10 results was a forum discussion involving other people who had received the same message, also with their own real names. It may be too early to draw any conclusions yet, but the common element appears to be everyone's Paypal accounts. If Paypal is indeed the source, then it has some serious explaining to do."
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