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Forum: Equipment 12-25-2008, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By kdog
Aside from finding nice compositions to shoot,...

Aside from finding nice compositions to shoot, the single most important thing to know in photography is the relationship between aperture (fstop), shutter speed, and ISO. Collectively, these...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,568
Posted By kdog
No, no, that's not the correct way to use it, and...

No, no, that's not the correct way to use it, and you will never get good results like that. :nono
The SPOT has to lay flat with the logo facing up, just like it says in the manual. That's why it...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,343
Posted By kdog
I'd be worried about Scotchguarding your lungs. ...

I'd be worried about Scotchguarding your lungs. There's an aerosol tile sealer that Home Depot was selling that people were using in bathrooms. A whole bunch of people got incredibly ill from...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
How about this. Put into your Help message a...

How about this. Put into your Help message a link to a web page that has as much information as you want about your travels. You can update it regularly. Use the TinyUrl.com service to make the...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 07:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,313
Posted By kdog
Can you be a bit more specific? :rofl ...

Can you be a bit more specific? :rofl



Just kidding. Sorry it didn't work for you. I've had pretty good luck with it.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2008, 12:59 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,313
Posted By kdog
In what way did it fail? Calling it a POS...

In what way did it fail? Calling it a POS without supplying a little more detail isn't very helpful. (Several people above said the same thing, so I'm not picking on you.)

I've used one several...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
Oh! Sorry, I misunderstood. You're entering...

Oh! Sorry, I misunderstood. You're entering that text into the "Additional Information" box under the 911 section. They don't actually call that a "message", hence my confusion.

Honestly I...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-06-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
Wait a second. Your "solo" message contains 440...

Wait a second. Your "solo" message contains 440 characters, and your second example is at least double that. However, the SPOT "Edit Profile" page limits the message size to 115 characters. Mind...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-02-2008, 03:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
:thumb You can use the OK button for testing...

:thumb

You can use the OK button for testing too -- it works exactly the same way.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-02-2008, 04:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
You're welcome. :rolleyes

You're welcome. :rolleyes
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-01-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
You're wrong. The entire list is cc'd on the...

You're wrong. The entire list is cc'd on the message. Try it with one of your OK messages and see for yourself.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-01-2008, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
You're way over-complicating things. Anybody...

You're way over-complicating things. Anybody on your Help distribution can do a reply-all to the email, and say "I'm going to pick up Demenshea now". Voila, all your Help contacts are copied and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
Excuse my ignorance, but that's way over the 115...

Excuse my ignorance, but that's way over the 115 character Help message limit. Care to explain?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-30-2008, 10:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
No problem. :D

No problem. :D
Forum: Layin' down tracks 10-29-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By kdog
I agree with informing your contacts what the...

I agree with informing your contacts what the help message means. However, that doesn't mean they'll remember it if/when they actually receive a help message from you. Therefore, it doesn't hurt to...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 04:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Ok, ok, ok... MicroPLB looks awesome. As well...

Ok, ok, ok... MicroPLB looks awesome. As well it should! It's $900! :eek1

Of course, I see nothing in any of the stuff you posted about MicroPLB that says they don't use standard caps, wire,...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Have a nice lunch. When you get back, you can...

Have a nice lunch. When you get back, you can tell me what the PLB manufacturers do differently than SPOT that makes them more reliable. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2008, 12:29 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Axonn is the creator and manufacturer of SPOT. ...

Axonn is the creator and manufacturer of SPOT. So if you're willing to accept that they figured out how to make the satellite transmitter reliable, then it's not a far stretch to imagine they...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 11:53 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
It's not a question about being a lover of...

It's not a question about being a lover of anything. It's a question of correcting people who feel the need to talk out of their ass to make a point. YOU replied to my post correcting one, and...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
That's not my experience. I've had mine for a...

That's not my experience. I've had mine for a couple of months now, and tested it extensively hiking, biking, and deep off-road travel. In fact, I just got back from ten days in northern AZ and...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
I find your position most humorous. I mean it's...

I find your position most humorous. I mean it's absolute absurdity to think you can judge the reliability of one company's product by a completely product produced by a completely different company....
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Are you saying you had a Spot which failed? Or...

Are you saying you had a Spot which failed? Or are you presupposing Spot's reliability from your experience with Lowrance? :huh
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By kdog
Got a digital camera? If so, get one of these: ...

Got a digital camera? If so, get one of these: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=opteka+slide+&x=0&y=0

A friend prefers this over the Nikon slide scanner...
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 440,623
Posted By kdog
Way too many choices. :cry How come they...

Way too many choices. :cry

How come they don't have anything I recognize like "French Roast" beans? :rofl
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2008, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1,683
Views: 440,623
Posted By kdog
Hey, I recognize that garage door! :rofl ...

Hey, I recognize that garage door! :rofl

And I'm still waiting for you to tell me what kind of green coffee beans to buy. :ddog

Glad you made it safely to Big Bend. I'll see you there one...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Correct. FYI, I took the unit on another bicycle...

Correct. FYI, I took the unit on another bicycle ride this AM. I was only out for an hour, just basically up a mountain and back. This time I stuck the unit in my bicycling jersey pocket and only...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 06:54 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
When you say sometimes it doesn't track, do you...

When you say sometimes it doesn't track, do you mean for the entire trip? Or do you mean it misses some tracking messages, but gets others?

If it occasionally doesn't track at all, I probably...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Exactly. :nod My spot is working great. ...

Exactly. :nod

My spot is working great. Hasn't missed a single tracking or OK message yet.

Here's a 4 hour, 57 miles bicycle ride I took the other day. The spot didn't miss one tracking...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 8,353
Posted By kdog
Sounds like it's broken. Has it ever worked? ...

Sounds like it's broken. Has it ever worked? What wasn't working, Tracking, OK, or both?

I'm a recent owner, and so far this device hasn't missed one message, Tracking or OK.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,298
Posted By kdog
I took my new Spot out this morning for a little...

I took my new Spot out this morning for a little shakedown ride to see how it does. I threw it in my backpack, and took a 57 mile bicycle ride starting in Kingman, AZ, across a patch of desert area,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,298
Posted By kdog
What you say makes good sense, GR. Although, my...

What you say makes good sense, GR. Although, my needs are different than yours. I'm in the desert southwest where it's all wide open spaces and ideal for this unit. I often do day rides 50 miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,298
Posted By kdog
Upon what data are you basing this opinion? I...

Upon what data are you basing this opinion? I just got one, and in my limited testing, it seems to work as advertised. The 911 alert resends the message every 5 minutes for an hour, so there's a...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2007, 01:55 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,354
Posted By kdog
:bluduh I may be slow, but I have more...

:bluduh

I may be slow, but I have more hair than you. :fitz

http://www.jacara.com/lt/49er 003_small.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-02-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 161,589
Posted By kdog
Thompson, Utah

http://www.jacara.com/cpg144/albums/az_move_trip/IMG_8644.jpg
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2005, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,093
Posted By kdog
The dutch distributor is Wim Kroon. ...

The dutch distributor is Wim Kroon. http://www.ohlins.nl/products/ohlins_sa.html

I bought shocks from them a few years ago. It looks to me like they still ship to the US, as all the individual...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,750
Posted By kdog
Helium is good. It reduces unspring weight. ...

Helium is good. It reduces unspring weight. :deal
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2004, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,038
Posted By kdog
Roadcrafter pant knee armor fit

I really want a Roadcrafter, and have tried three times with Aerostich to get shit that fits me. I have a short torso and long legs, which seems to be exactly the opposite of the way stich stuff is...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2004, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,493
Posted By kdog
Ask these guys... ...

Ask these guys... http://www.rbracing-rsr.com/bmwturbos.htm#k1200

They make turbos for a whole swoop of bikes. Pretty specialized market.
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2004, 01:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,961
Posted By kdog
This is a little off the topic of Ipods, but...

This is a little off the topic of Ipods, but since you brought it up....

The other important thing that I've noticed with CD is watch out for your recording rate, ie, 4X, 8X, 16X. Pay attention...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2004, 09:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,961
Posted By kdog
RDF, you are da man! Ok, next question. ...

RDF, you are da man!

Ok, next question. What are ya'll using for compression formats and rates? I've seen reviews that AAC gives marginally better performance. However, it's Apple proprietary. ...
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