30 June 2013

What Drones can see from 17,500 feet

What Drones can see from 17,500 feet
I can not write any naritive to this email because they are reading my emails collecting my phone records 

What Drones can see from 17,500 feet
This is cutting edge, and then some, photography.  Having worked in aerial reconnaissance I can tell you that the size of the area being covered, and the high quality of the imagery are, beyond incredible!    This imagery is being taken from 17,500 feet up.  That is roughly equal to 3-1/2 miles.  I'm extremely impressed, but I think that just about anyone, particularly those with experience in SERIOUS photography, and especially those having a military photographic background, will be.  From17,500 feet the drone can see you from that altitude, but you can't see the drone.
Prepare to be very impressed. Excerpt from a PBS story. Less than 5 minutes... http://www.youtube.com/v/AHrZgS-Gvi4


29 June 2013

Reaction Test

All of us are very good drivers, right?  So here is a test to see how good your reaction time really is.  The automobile driving manual says the average driver's reaction time is .75 seconds or 1 car length for every 10 mph.
Test your average reaction time.  Be careful, this can be addictive.  You will be surprised at how slow you really are. 
No aiming, just reaction time by clicking on the dart when a sheep runs...there are only 5 Sheep.
Click here:  Reaction Test

Where are the chairs?

This is spectacular!
But where are the chairs?
Absolutely wonderful!! Beautiful performance. A breath of fresh air, enjoy!
This is China 's showcase to the world!
Absolutely beautiful but …WHERE ARE THE CHAIRS?
Are those lady musicians sitting on invisible chairs?
Apparently - it's a form of YOGA . This is actually being done in a yoga pose known as chair posture.
Imagine holding this position for that long! The strength in their legs is unbelievable!


23 June 2013

Normandy Pics

History in photos taken at the time of the invasion

Well worth the time

C17 Airdrop

From someone who has, as he put it:
"My old day job or night"

2100 MegaPixel Image

"This picture was taken with a 70,000 x 30,000 pixel camera (2100 MegaPixels.)  These cameras are not sold to the public and are being installed in strategic locations.  It can identify a face in a multitude of people.  Slide the zoom on the screen or place the cursor in the mass of people and double-click a couple times (or 'finger-spread' on a device.)  Scary sharp"

The Great Flydini

This act was done on the Johnny Carson Show in 1992 . Good thing it was taped because he never used it again.  Steve Martin doesn't say a word, watch and a laugh.

Britain's Got Talent - Shadow Theatre Group

This is impressive!  Very talented!
Britain's Got Talent: Shadow Theatre Group Attraction

Canadian Beer

A "challenging" golf hole

Forget pitch and putt - this tee-off point on top of a 1,410 ft. mountain in South Africa is the hardest golf shot in the world, and more than $1 million awaits the player who can score a hole in one.
Players must take a helicopter to the top to play the longest and highest par three on the planet.
Taking the shot also requires courage. A player needs to teeter terrifyingly close to the edge of the mammoth hillside.
Indeed, the Extreme 19th Hole is so high the ball takes almost 30 seconds to reach the ground.
Channel Nine cricket commentator Mark Nicholas recently joined an elite list to have the shot in just three swings.
"It was awesome, riveting and phenomenal," he said, "it's like the end of the world when you get up there and it's an awful lot of fun. It's such an adrenaline rush taking the helicopter up and then rushing back down."
The hole is based at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort, within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa 's Northeastern Limpopo Province .
The other 18 holes were designed by world golfing legends including Trevor Immelman, Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington and Australia 's Robert Allenby.
A round of golf - including a buggy and lunch - will set you back R450 ($70).
The Extreme 19th costs is $1060 per foursome, which includes the helicopter ride, souvenir cap, glove, and a DVD of you playing the hole.
So far, no one has even come close pocketing the million-dollar prize, but Harrington became the first golfer to conquer the hole within par.
Harrington said, "This is the type of innovation and excitement we need to get more people playing golf. 
There aren't many new innovative ways to play the game, but this is certainly one of the best. I think this hole is awesome. I love the whole experience, the helicopter, the views, the drama and having the green the shape of Africa."

15 June 2013

Sent to me in Error

Obviously meant for you...

The Year Was 1955


Did you hear the post office is 
thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter? 

If they raise the minimum wage 
to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store. 

When I first started driving, who 
would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon? Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage. 


I'm afraid to send my kids to the 
movies any more.  Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.

I read the other day where some 
scientist thinks it's possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century.  They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas.

Did you see where some baseball 
player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making more than the President. 

I never thought I'd see the day 
all our kitchen appliances would be electric.  They're even making electric typewriters now. 

It's too bad things are so tough 
nowadays.  I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet. 


It won't be long before young 
couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work. 

I'm afraid the Volkswagen car 
is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business. 


Thank goodness I won't live to 
see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes.  I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government. 

The fast food restaurant is 
convenient for a quick meal, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on. 

There is no sense going on short 
trips anymore for a weekend.  It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel. 


No one can afford to be sick 
anymore.  At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it's too rich for my blood. 

If they think I'll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it. 


Are any of these on your Bucket List?

Any of these on your bucket list?
Not a one of them is on mine.
Cliff camping 


Skywalking in the  Alps  


Portaledge camping at Yosemite 


Climbing Redwoods 


Sitting on the Trolltunga rock in Norway 


Jumping on the Trolltunga rock in Norway 


British climber John Roberts in South Africa 


Ice climbing a frozen waterfall 


Extreme picnicking 


Extreme skiing at Grand Targhee, Wyoming 


Skywalking on  Mount   Nimbus  in  Canada  


Tree camping in Germany 


Vintage climbing photo taken from Gaston Rébuffat's book 


Extreme kayaking at Victoria Falls 


Blake Aldridge dives 29 meters from the rock monolith during
the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in Portugal 


Climbing Mt. Wellington  


On the Edgewalk in Toronto  


A death-defying act
by Eskil Rønningsbakken in Norway  


Alex Honnold at Yosemite  


Now imagine if you dropped your phone down there. 




Bike trail on the Cliffs of Moher 


The Art of Listening

The Art of Listening







09 June 2013

Pics Civil War To The Turn Of The Century


001 | 1900 | Scranton , Pennsylvania . " Delaware , Lackawanna , and Western Railroad yards"

002 | 1862 | On the James River in Virginia . "Effect of Confederate shot on Federal ironclad Galena " | James F. Gibson
003 | 1864 | " James River , Virginia . Double-turreted monitor U.S.S. Onondaga, soldiers in rowboat"
004 | 1865 | " City Point , Virginia (vicinity). Medical supply boat Planter at General Hospital wharf on the Appomattox "
005 | 1890 | Florida . "Brown's Landing, Rice Creek"
006 | 1896 | U.S.S. New York . "Group of sailors" | Edward Hart
007 | 1897 | "Commodore H.M. Gillig's racing sloop Vencedor on Lake Erie " | John S. Johnston
008 | 1897 | "Berth deck cooks, U.S.S. Oregon" | Edward H. Hart
009 | 1897 | "U.S.S. Massachusetts, fire room" Tending the battleship's coal-fired boilers. | Edward H. Hart010 | 1898 | "U.S.S. Oregon in dry dock, Brooklyn Navy Yard"
011 | 1899 | "Berth deck cooks aboard cruiser U.S.S. Brooklyn" | Edward H. Hart
012 | 1900 | "U.S. Battleship Texas, chief petty officers" | Edward H. Hart
013 | 1900 | Chicago . "12th Street Bascule Bridge "
014 | 1900 | Charlevoix , Michigan . "Harbor entrance and light house"
015 | 1900 | "Car ferry 'Transport' entering slip, Detroit River "
016 | 1900 | Florida . "A landing on the Tomoka" | William Henry Jackson
017 | 1900 | "A bit of country life near Henryville , Pennsylvania ― making soap"
018 | 1900 | " Brooklyn Bridge , East River "
019 | 1900 | New Jersey circa. "Bergen Tunnel, east end"
020 | 1900 | Chicago . "A walk in Lincoln Park "

021 | 1900 | Buffalo , New York . "Labor Day parade, Main Street "
022 | 1900 | "U.S.S. Oregon quarterdeck" | Edward H. Hart
023 | 1900 | "U.S.S. Chicago. One of the crew"
024 | 1901 | Buffalo , New York . "Unloading ore from whaleback carrier"

025 | 1901 | "Hanging rock on the Susquehanna near Danville , Pennsylvania "
026 | 1901 | Petoskey , Michigan . "Grand Rapids & Indiana R.R. station"
027 | 1901 | Detroit . "Excursion steamers Tashmoo and Idlewild at wharves"

028 | 1901 | Colorado . "Station and hotel, summit of Pike's Peak "

029 | 1902 | "A happy family"

030 | 1902 | Iowa . "Chicago & North Western Railway ― steel viaduct over Des Moines River " | William Henry Jackson

031 | 1903 | New York . "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge "
032 | 1903 | "S.S. Proteus. High water at New Orleans levee"

033 | 1903 | "Unloading bananas at New Orleans , Louisiana "

034 | 1904 | The Jersey Shore . "Steeplechase Pier and bathers, Atlantic City "
035 | 1904 | " Michigan Central Railroad. Oiling up before the start"

036 | 1904 | New York . "The Ponies, Coney Island "
037 | 1905 | St. Clair , Michigan . "Launch of steamer Frank J. Hecker"
038 | 1905 | St. Augustine , Florida . "They were on their honeymoon"

039 | 1905 | Coney Island , New York . "Surf bathing"
040 | 1905> | The New Jersey shore. "Boardwalk and beach, Asbury Park "
041 | 1905 | Cleveland , Ohio . " Cuyahoga River from the Viaduct"
042 | 1905 | Buffalo , New York . "Jack-Knife Bridge, City Ship Canal , foot of Michigan Street "
043 | 1905 | The Detroit River . "Transfer steamer Detroit in the ice"

044 | 1905 | Houghton , Michigan . "Loading copper on steamer Juniata "

045 | 1905 | Buffalo , New York . "Looking up Main Street . Steamer North Land at Long Wharf "