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New for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP | Nikon Rumors

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/22

This thread also has a nice discussion on alternatives to scanning film and slides: [WayBackNew for the D850: Nikon ES-2 film digitizing adapter set – scan film at 45.7MP | Nikon Rumors

–jeroen

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Periods of drought reveals historic landscape and soil changes

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

Periods of long drought can reveal historic changes in the landscape and soil.

One example was posted last year at [Archive.is] Je bent een Sassemer als … of the natural ice staking area in Sassenheim, The Netherlands, which is part of a polder.

Historically, creeks were running through it, and later on drainage tubes were laid into the ground:

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How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/18

The Android Google YouTube application is showing more and more ads, mostly irrelevant, and has moved the “skip video” button outside of the “countdown timer” control. 

Right now, there is no video – not even short videos lasting like 10 seconds – that goes without ads.

Time to research [WayBack] How to Block Ads on YouTube App for Android?.

The  most promising solutions:

–jeroen

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Is It Better to Rent or Buy? – The New York Times

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/15

[WayBackIs It Better to Rent or Buy? – The New York Times

Via: [WayBack] This is the #calculator you need in your life but no one ever told you about. Is it better for you to #rent or #own a #property? Drag the sliders for yo… – Jason Mayes – Google+

Source: This is the #calculator you need in your life but no one ever told you about….

–jeroen

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(24) 8 KNOTS You Need to Know – How to tie knots that you will actually use. – YouTube

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/03/15

  1. Chain Sinnet (AKA Daisy Chain or Monkey Chain)
  2. Farrimond Friction Hitch
    https://nl.scoutwiki.org/Farrimond_steek
  3. Trucker’s Hitch
  4. Constrictor Knot
    https://nl.scoutwiki.org/Constrictorknoop
  5. Cow Hitch
    ringknoop
  6. Half hitch
    https://nl.scoutwiki.org/Halve_steek
  7. Fisherman’s Bend
    https://nl.scoutwiki.org/Vissersknoop
  8. Water Knot

Dutch / English knot translations via

Via the comments: the Automatic Trucker’s Hitch:

–jeroen

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