Seriously, even unguided, a DSLR like a D7000 with 50mm 1.8 can catch so much at a dark location.
For example, simple 50mm shot of the Andromeda galaxy
10s exposure at ISO 6400 F1.8 (Hence some CA)
The people I am talking about are not Americans.. they are Indians
Lots of options.
Basically, it attaches to your TV android port. You can run any media server like xbmc etc., or whatever.
You can go online, use an app to view videos, or simply use network file system.... Possibilities are endless
I have a lot of friends who proudly contribute to google maps. Whenever I try push them towards OSM, the response is. Its not good enough. roads are missing. POIs are less.
Its like a big whoosh.
OSM is user generated. More users will mean better maps. Looks at Europe. We did a trip in norway, and we could navigate perfectly just with OSM. Why? Because of local participation.
Secondly, we have lost a lot of battles. Today facebook decides what content to show. Want your status update to be seen? Well pay money. The corporations have one agenda. Gamify and monetize. We need to get out and reclaim whatever we can.
And OSM is just one of the pieces of the puzzle. If more and more people started contributing, there is no reason for OSM to be inferior. For example, the Indian city of Chennai is as well mapped as google.
More users means more developers come and develop better routing algorithms. Better POI searches. Better map features.
So if you don't like OSM in your area, Fix it. Its not too difficult. To get something, if you expect some corporation to come and do it for you, remember they will do it in a way it benefits them. To get what you want, you have to make an effort.
Smart toilet paper role......
Can you let me know of some sites where I can host my videos for free, and also earn a share of the advertising?
Youtube is more or less the only option.
I make time lapse videos as a hobby, and I spend hours searching for CC licensed music. After finding such music, I go through the license type to make sure I am not using the music in a way it was not intended to.
Yet, anybody can file a claim.
Remember that fiasco about the video that had no music, just some background of birds chirping?
It was so ridiculous that everybody from slashdot to tech portals picked it up, and the guy won. However, what about countless others who are impacted every day.
Here see, they take down classical public domain music
Search google and stories are literally unlimited. Its a sad state of affairs, with everything heavily stacked in favour of those who can afford an expensive lawyer.
I made a time lapse video
I used background music from ccmixer
Gave the full attribution too!
Music : Improvisation On Sunday, by Alex Beroza(http://ccmixter.org/files/AlexBeroza/...)
Uses : http://ccmixter.org/files/The3amAssoc... again under the following license.
And got a notice that it matches. I filed a dispute, and haven't heard from them again, and my video is up and running. However, if they had filed a counter claim, they would have taken it down? My account gets a copyright strike? I dunno
anyways, I notified the actual music composer about the claim, and maybe he is also trying to get it removed from their DB.
But its scary, if somebody puts a takedown notice, I cannot seek recourse. I am not in the USA and that makes it even more difficult.
This is exciting. Really exciting. First the successful moon mission and now this.
However, from a ISRO's standpoint, this is more significant from another angle too.
With such low cost, now others are looking at India as a satellite launch country. Even before, those who wanted satellite launches, often came to ISRO if cost was an issue. But success rate was not too good.
With this mission reaching this stage, ISRO has shown that it can launch any type of satellite. From satellite launch perspective, this is a complete success. No doubt about it.
All these dollars invested will come back over the next few years, as more and more companies gain more trust in ISRO launch capabilities. I won't be surprised if ISRO recovers all the costs of this mission from commercial launches within the next 5 years.
After witnessing the Aurora, I say this is sad news. Quiet sun means fewer displays like this
And maybe no more of those wild sun moments when satellite engineers go berserk in fear.
I was looking at the tech specs. Sensors are very important to me(eg Pressure, magnetic etc.,)
So I went through the list on the tech specs page, and apart from the regular proximity and stuff, there is a Hall Effect sensor too. Haven't seen it in the high end Note 2 also, or maybe Samsung calls it by a different name.
I know what is a Hall effect sensor, however, I am wondering what will it be used for here? Will it be used for whether a flip cover is open or not? For that I think you can use the light sensor too.
I repeat, this is Bullshit!
Indian premium brands like Taj Mahal are excellent for black tea too.
In India, few people use flavoured tea. However, they do flavor their tea.
If you want a lemony flavor - Just add a few drops of lemon juice(Fresh squeezed)
If you want aroma - Cardamon
If you want Spice - Cinnamon
Flavoring tea like this has better results than pre flavored tea. When you refer to Earl grey and such , I figure you are buying Twinnings?
That 1KG pack will brew around 500 150ml cups of tea for you.
Add milk and sugar to taste.
Here is the recipe. Remember this is how tea is made in India, which is kind of like the home of Tea. British just borrowed it and consider those silly tea bags as tea.
Lets say you want to make 300ml of tea(2 cups)
Take 300ml water.
Add sugar to taste. If you have a sweet tooth you would need around 4 teaspoons, otherwise most people do fine with 1 teaspoon each or 2 for 300ml. Use cane sugar.
Start boiling the water, and as you start seeing the steam coming, put in the tea leaves. Add 1.5 tea spoons
This figure is relative. Some like tea bitter, so you would need 2 tea spoons
Keep boiling the water with tea leaves. Once it starts boiling, i.e reaches around 100 degree C(violent water) keep boiling it for 1 minute or so.
By the end of a minute or so you would have 250ml water left. Add 50ml milk. Or add 70ml if you want it whiter.
Bring it to a boil(the mixture would start rising) and turn off the gas, and cover it for couple of minutes, sitting there.
Now pour the mixture from a sieve and throw away the spend leaves.
Drink and enjoy. Not expensive.
Some further tips. If you like a strong spicy flavor, add 1/4th teaspoon of cinnamon powder along with tea leaves.
If you like to have gingery flavor(excellent sore through remedy), put around 1 table spoon of crushed fresh ginger
If you like aromatic, add 3 small crushed cardamom cloves((a pack of 100 cloves costs around 3-4$ at Indian stores.
Tea -> http://shop.khanapakana.com/brooke-bond-taj-mahal-tea-15-8-oz-450-grams/ 6$ for half kg. you may find cheaper
Cardamon pods -> http://nhastore.com/Cardamon-Pods-Whole-Green-1-Pound-Bulk--P884492.aspx?utm_source=google&utm_medium=Product_Search&utm_campaign=google_base
Remember one cup tea needs 1 clove of cardamom so even a 30$/1lb pack will last you for 500 cups or so or even more.
If you ever make a vacation to India, buy 5kg tea and store in air tight container(it will not spoil). Will cost 15$ or so. Cardamom will be 5-6$ for 1kg pack.
Once again, lemme tell you, british do not know tea. That is not tea.
When british first discovered tea, they used to bew tea, throw away the water and eat the bitter spent leaves, and then complain that Indians eat such vile stuff
Tea has to be brewed, and the first 10-15 cups will not taste very good.
Slowly you will realize how much milk, or how much sugar, or how much tea leaves you need to add.
Watch some Indian youtube videos for tea making. You will find some where 300ml water + 70ml milk and mixed and then boiled. After the boil the burner is kept on slow and tea leaves are added which are then brewed on slow flame for 5 minutes.;
These are all variations. Experiment, and you will find what you really want.
And its a cheap cheap way to prepare tea.
In India we often make 10 cups, keep in a thermos, and for the next 5 hours we can keep microwaving and having. However after 4-5 hours, the taste starts going bad.