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Think – Today: Why Wish A Performer “Break A Leg”?

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actorWhere does the expression “break a leg” used as a “all the best” wish for performers (e.g., actors, singers etc.) come from?


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Yesterday’s ‘Think’: The first element to be scientifically discovered — phosphorus, in 1669. It was extracted from human urine.


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Think – Today: What Was The First Element To Be Scientifically Discovered?

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periodictablemutedYes, folks have known about gold, silver, tin, copper, lead, mercury and arsenic for a long time. But there had been no science behind their discovery. The first scientific discovery of an element took place in the 17th century. What was that element? You will be surprised and even more as to ‘from what‘ it was discovered.


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Yesterday’s ‘Think’How do trees gain height? Trees, contrary to what you might first believe, do NOT grow from the bottom up. In other words the vertical growth (i.e., height) doesn’t occur from the ground level. That is why a bird box attached to a tree at eye level, or a carving made on a tree trunk, does not continue to move upwards, year after year. The vertical growth of trees occur from the BUDS outwards. So the growth takes place at the top. Here is a REALLY cool time lapse animation.


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Think – Today: Do Trees Grow From The Bottom Or From The Top?

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Easy question, right? Just talking about height. Where does the height of a tree come from, the bottom or the top. Yes, the root system continues to expand and the trunk gets bigger, each year — which is why we get those ‘rings’ that can tell the age of a tree. But, what about getting taller?


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Yesterday’s ‘Think’Name of the ‘Amazon’ river. The second Spanish explorer who set out to navigate the river, c. 1550, was viciously attacked by native warriors — most of whom were women. So he named the river ‘Amazon’ after Greek mythological race of women warriors. Neat?


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For $100 Less It Is Not Worth Getting The Canon Rebel T6i vs T6s.

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Click to ENLARGE and read. Comparison from Amazon. Yes, it is exactly a $100 price difference.


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Click to ENLARGE and read. Extract from the Nov. 2015 issue of ‘Digital Photo’.


I was shocked, to the core, when I read the above in my latest issue of ‘Digital Photo‘ this morning.

That is crazy and Canon, for a start, should be ashamed. Having these two cameras $100 apart is ludicrous. As an ex-Senior Product Manager for multi-Billion dollar companies, as big, if not bigger than, than Canon I am shocked. The cost and expense of releasing, maintaining and promoting a single product, for a company like Canon, is HUGE. To get technical, each product sold by a company, is called a ‘SKU‘ — Stock Keeping Unit. Each SKU costs companies millions to just keep it on the books. There are huge studies about this ‘cost of SKU maintenance’. IF Canon didn’t bother with the Canon Rebel 6Ti it would only have to maintain one SKU for the 6Ts — and that would have saved Canon a ton of money. Enough money to have reduced the price of the 6Ts by $100! That was my first gripe. This is pathetic business management. Somebody should be fired.

Now the other side — the consumer side. Yes, I know that $100 can be a lot of money and in the case of these cameras come to ~13% of the cost. But in the scheme of things it would be rather detrimental in the long run to try and save $100 by getting the 6Ti, when one is likely to regret that decision, for years to come, down the road. Interestingly enough the top LCD panel is the least worthwhile of the features. Yes, I, when I had a Canon Rebel T3i, desperately wanted a camera with a top LCD panel. I had great hopes for one. Then I got the Sony a77 mk II which did have quite a nice top LCD panel. I never, but never, used it! Everything I needed was in the EVF and on the 3″ LCD back display. What was the point of having a harder to read LCD panel. But, control wheels are in short supply on Canon Rebels. I would pay $100, on any $700+ camera, for an ADDITIONAL control wheel! I have learnt. Control wheels are useful. One of the reasons I opted for an (interim) (refurbished) Canon G1 X was that it has lots of control wheels. Plus Servo AF, digital zoom and HDR are all useful features. Losing all those for $100, in my opinion, is just not worth it.

That what I think.


‘Free The Female Nipple’ Protest Top/Bikini — The Brilliant ‘Tata Top’.

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This is SO clever and so to THE POINT.

I love it.

Talk about making a statement.

I would love to see a bunch of women descending on Gilford Beach (NH) in these to see what the reaction would be.

Yes, in some ways it is ‘regressive’ in that females should NOT have to wear such tops just to exercise a basic right that they DO HAVE — in most place — by law.

That they are supporting some of the ‘female topless’ movements makes it even more laudatory. 

The choice of name intrigues me.

‘Tata’ is ‘dad’ in both Yiddish and my native Sinhalese (though it is sometimes spelt ‘tatta’). Then there is the GIANT Indian ‘Tata Group‘ which among other things now own (my beloved) Jaguar brand.