John1940

John1940

Lives in Canada Ottawa ON, Canada
Works as a Ret'd E. Engineer, Software Developer
Joined on Nov 12, 2007
About me:

SLR user since 1962, digital camera user since 2000

Current bodies 300D, 40D, 600D, one G15 P&S, two digital Canon camcorders
six Canon lenses plus Sigma 18-200mm, 10-20mm
4000dpi Canon Film Scanner, two Photo printers
Adobe, Canon and other photo & video software

Four desktop networked PCs, three laptops, two Android tablets, one netbook (most used for ongoing programming, video, audio, photography, other uses)

Enjoy landscape, traveling, wildlife, family and technical (e.g., macro) photography
Plan is to keep learning, taking many pictures and become a better photographer mostly with the 600D and G15

John1940's recent activity

  • More so with chipping because I'd be using diesel fuel which is not replaceable. The wood is energy neutral since new growth eats CO2 by the same amount in 30 to 50 years. I confess to being a ...
  • I do! That's what a chipper is for. There's no money in that. Sorry to tell you, but those companies are barely making a living. They are a dime a dozen in Canada. Old tractors do not have to ...
  • It's no fake. Could you explain what you mean?
  • The old tractor is exempt indefinitely and you are right about the options. New tractors simply pollute less of all bad gases for a given job. That's probably right. Wood is not a fossil fuel in ...
  • This is not going to be a debate about global warming, I hope . It's about not wasting fossil fuels, which we will eventually run out of. I have a large 900 pound wood chipper that can be spun by ...
  • Your Mustangs are great fun to drive. We had two when they used a 5-liter V-8 engine. After we bought a 25 acre hobby farm 29 years ago we traded them in for a 4x4 SUV and a 4x4 full size pickup ...
  • True. So we should dig deeper to get below the frost line and into our pockets. That's the price for more elbow room.
  • That is a contributor for sure.. But EU countries spend more on roads through higher taxes on fuel. Not so at all. The average maximum in Canada, USA and Mexico is about 124,000 lb for a B-Train. ...
  • What party would dare reduce gasoline taxes in Ontario? None. The NDP would probably raise them a lot. Our present Liberal government might do that too. EU roads are generally in better shape than ...
  • In order to avoid another endless bun fight about global you know what, I now start discussions with the following: "Even if there is no global warming or climate change you know what, we will ...
  • Your post is going to be removed, just as one of mine recently. Why? Because of the following radioactive sentence: In Paris later this year, we need governments to put in place clear, bold, ...
  • Even if there is no global warming or climate change, we will surely run out of fossil fuels in a few hundred years by anyone's estimate. So what is your alternative solution for just one part of ...
  • Some of us are old but not grumpy. I don't particularly like people who have nothing else to do but complain about everything. Age has nothing to do with complainers. Some people seem to have been ...
  • The Canadian First Nations Cree people of Quebec and Ontario pointed out many times that hydro power almost always has a huge impact on the land where they have lived for thousands of years. This ...
  • Incredibly, we may solve the immense fusion reactor problems before we tame the wind. Below is an article from Feb 2014 for fusion fans: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-powered-laser ...
  • The problem facing China (and India) is that their most plentiful fossil fuel for electrical base-load power is coal, which produces the most greenhouse gases and pollution. Hundreds of coal-fired ...
  • The following explains in detail how Canada stores nuclear waste: http://nuclearsafety.gc.ca/eng/waste/index.cfm
  • It is am interesting article and I agree with most of it. But I don't like your sarcastic comment. The next time you fly, think about what could possibly go wrong. Then remind yourself that so far ...
  • In about 21 months, President Obama can pardon Snowden if he wants to. I think that it will depend on whether Snowden's actions were better or worse for the entire USA. Here is an article from The ...
  • That's not the only reason. If records are released for any reason the hospitals can be sued. Snowden proved that his word is worth nothing. What would you say if he had worked at a hospital and ...
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