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

  • That would be a total money loser and would increase CO2 and other emissions even more. It is not viable with today's low oil prices. Also, how would you propose delivering the diesel fuel and ...
  • Murder is a crime. My mother finally died of Alzheimer’s disease at 93. She went through all 7 stages and it took 5 years -- of which the last 3 years were increasingly awful. My sister was the ...
  • The image created by Dan Riedlhuber/Reuters shows once more that a picture can be worth a thousand words. It's really powerful. The caption came with it but was added by the writer of an article. ...
  • You are right. The guy who took the shot is a pro photographer who is an expert at using Photoshop. He did not alter the smoke, however -- except for color. He did the same for the rest of the photo. ...
  • Ever wonder about the many applications of superconductivity? The following is worth a read: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_applications_of_superconductivity John1940
  • Created discussion thread Ugly clouds
    Many Canadian provinces are still struggling to get their greenhouse gas emissions under control and are far from reaching the reduction targets they've set for themselves for 2020. (Dan ...
  • Replied in Oh come on....
    No, I do not. Trump won the election fair and square. I see no value in the protests. But I repeat: Is Lincoln best known for being controversial rather than keeping the USA together and abolishing ...
  • Not that I recall. But I'm a big fan of Lincoln so I am biased. Is he best known for being controversial rather than keeping the USA together and abolishing slavery? Have you studied a couple of ...
  • I agree. With one exception (Consumer Reports) I do not pay for any newspapers or magazines. In many areas CR is also not to be trusted. One example is cameras. DPR is better. I am a skeptic about ...
  • Why would anyone except a child  trust any media? The whole notion is ridiculous to me. You probably voted for Jill Stein even though she says that nuclear power is an atomic bomb waiting to ...
  • Monument Valley lookout Devil's Tower
  • NY is still within the "sweet spot" for more wind power technically -- but land prices drive up anything close to NYC.
  • What are you driving? And how do you charge up its battery initially? Or do you just do it by burning fuel? If so, is it emitting less GHG than a plug-in? I am not a denier. But nobody has proved ...
  • I was talking about nuclear war dangers for the most part. Not hand guns or long guns. BTW, you should make sure that you charge up your Prius with wind power or hydro power from Norway every ...
  • No, I have poor eyesight-- and that is a fact. My left eye can barely see the 400 line at 20 feet. That is the big E on an eye chart. A person with 20/20 vision can see the big E at 400 feet. John1940
  • Read what I wrote above: "Diplomacy with North Korea by the USA has been a total flop during the last 8 years. It will be interesting to see whether Kim IL Un continues to develop his nuclear ...
  • Thanks for the warning. I don't have nuclear weapons. One way or another North Korea will lose its nuclear weapons at some point.
  • Very funny. If you look at the map where Trump won in fine detail, you will see that the country was surprisingly quit-like in area greatly in favor of Trump. John1940
  • Putin knows that, and so does Trump. So what's wrong with reinforcing that and being friendly? Diplomacy with North Korea by the USA has been a total flop during the last 8 years. It will be ...
  • Putin has alreay said in public that the USA is the only superpower. Trump is making it stronger. How can that decrease safety of the US as a country? Or are you talking about liberty or safety ...
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