Archive | June 2006

Disabled space on the bus?

I was wondering how someone in a wheelchair could use the below space on a bus very easily? It has a big bar in the way!

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Surely is in a rather awkward spot… on the left hand side of the bus is a section marked for pushchairs with no bar, I think the otherway around would have been better!

Disabled space on the bus?

I was wondering how someone in a wheelchair could use the below space on a bus very easily? It has a big bar in the way!

buschair
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Surely is in a rather awkward spot… on the left hand side of the bus is a section marked for pushchairs with no bar, I think the otherway around would have been better!

Noctilucent Clouds

I have never seen, well not that I have really been looking for these, a noctilucent cloud. Though now I’d love to, that look absolutely beautiful. Would make a wonderful photo… oh here are some beautiful photos of these: [by Arne Danielsen]

FAS Convention 2006

An update on the forthcoming FAS Convention 2006!

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Astronomical Magnitude Systems

I came across a very good page all about astronomical magnitude systems today, it is a good reference for any astronomer, not matter the level – see: [astronomical magnitude systems]

Bye Bye Tooth :-(

Ok, don’t read if you don’t wanna see some quite manky pictures of my tooth….

Anyway, yesterday I had my first tooth EVER removed, well their was the baby ones but they came out on their own (or by me pulling, lol!). I was a little nervous if I am honest. The only dental treatment I have ever had to have done was a scale and polish, oh and a bit of plastic being put into a tooth as a child… this nervousness meant I dragged Lizzie along, lol! 🙂 Yes I am a big boy! Heck I didn’t want to walk down the street dribbling everywhere! Luckily I didn’t but who knows. Well the tooth pulling took a while since it was the one in front of my wisdom tooth, which it had been pushing against this one for years since it came in at a 45 degree angle to the plane of the teeth. This made it harder to get out and actually cause the cavity, food at some point must have gotten caught and my dentist suggested that it was really just a matter of time before this happened, well better than having the wisdom tooth removed! So then, time to see some pics? Here is the cavity:

tooth1

look at that cavity, the dentist suggests I should have been in considerable pain.. but I wasn’t maybe the wisdom tooth that was pushing into it killed it?
For size, next to a penny… l
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ook at the size of the cavity! I was in no pain and I generally have good teeth!

Well I’m aching now and generally relaxing, its not so bad… but I think I am allowed to be in a bit of pain.

Rare “Rainbow” Spotted Over Idaho

Take a look at this fantastic photo, wow! [nationalgeographic.com]

Super Multitasking Phone

Ever wanted a phone that literally does everything… [see the advert]

Testing out new camera

I took loads and I mean loads of pictures and movies on my new camera yesterday, was lots of fun. I am particular pleased with a couple and though I would share a few with you, I will be sharing many more in the future but not just yet. Whilst walking around I was taking lots and lots of photos and I think Lizzie was starting to get annoyed that most of them where of her so I decided to start taking them of the wonderful buildings around us. The first I really liked was of the cube’s in the bullring, well a cube, with the Selfridges building behind it, it really did capture the essence of the water (well that’s what I am saying!):

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The other image I took was of the big flower football outside the entrance to the Bullrign complex. I think (I’m pretty sure) the Ball is their to advertise the T-mobile fan park (I keep meaning to go, probably won’t now!) down at Millennium point… lots of football going on down there, with the largest events outside of Germany, so the advertising says. Anyway the actual ball is pretty and quite artistic… so take a look below:

ball

Prime focus camera position…

This is one for the astronomer newbies…. Ever wanted to know what was meant by the term prime focus camera position? Well take a look at [K3’s Astronomy Pages] and you will get a good introduction to this. There are also many other good tutorials, with varying level of expertise needed.