Shutter lag on digital cameras 

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Today is Tuesday, April 23.

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If you stay in Beverly Hills too long you become a Mercedes. --- Robert Redford (1937 - ) The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink. --- George Orwell (1903 - 1950) I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate. --- George Burns Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. --- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Thanks to Barb for this classic: Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married. She was admired for her sweetness and kindness to all. One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room. She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea. As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut-glass bowl sitting on top of it. The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated, of all things, a condom! When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat. The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist. "Miss Beatrice", he said, "I wonder if you would tell me about this?" pointing to the bowl. "Oh, yes," she replied, "Isn't it wonderful? I was walking through the Park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground. The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and that it would prevent the spread of disease. Do you know I haven't had the flu all winter."
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A guy was in a supermarket when he noticed an old lady following him around. Whenever he stopped, she stopped, and she also kept staring at him. She finally overtook him just before the checkout where she turned to him and said, "I hope I haven't made you feel uncomfortable - it's just that you look so much like my late son." "Oh, that's ok," he said. "I know it's silly," she continued, "but if you called out 'Goodbye, Mother' as I leave, it would make me ever so happy." The old lady proceeded through the checkout and as she left the supermarket, the man called out "Goodbye Mother." The old lady waved back, and kindly smiled. Pleased he had brought a bit of sunshine to someone's day, the man went to pay for his groceries. "That'll be 105 dollars," said the clerk. "How come?" inquired the man. "I've only bought a few things!" "Yeah, but your mother said you'd pay for hers."
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An INTERNATIONAL BONEHEAD AWARD goes to Warren Kirchoff,63, Deltona, Floriduh Jailed After Striking Female Motorist Because She Passed Him On Road Reported by The Weekly Vice Warren Kirchoff, a 63-year-old Florida man, was jailed after he allegedly assaulted a female motorist because she passed him on a four lane road. According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to the area of Howland Boulevard and Interstate 4 after a woman called 911 to report that she had just been assaulted by another motorist. Deputies arrived on the scene to find the alleged victim, Laura Reed, and Warren Kirchoff engaged in a heated argument on the side of the road. The officer noted that both parties had left their car doors open and Ms Reed appeared to be suffering a minor laceration to her face. When deputies interviewed Reed, she told them that she was driving to work at about 7:30 a.m. when she came upon a slow moving vehicle on Howland Blvd. She then passed the vehicle and proceeded on to a stop light a short distance farther. At the light, Kirchoff pulled up next to her, got out of his vehicle and approached her driver's side window. When Reed rolled down her window to talk to Kirchoff, he allegedly struck her in the face. That's when Reed got out of her vehicle to confront Kirchoff. Kirchoff told deputies that Reed's driving caused him to slam on his brakes, and his wife struck her head on the car's interior as a result. He reportedly did not dispute striking Reed. He was booked into the Volusia County Jail and charged with burglary and assault/battery. Tech Support Pits From: Art Re: Shutter Delay Dear Webby, My digital camera, a fairly expensive Kodak, has this very annoying delay between clicking a picture and it actually taking it. It seems totally useless for action shots. Am I doing something wrong? Art Dear Art All digital cameras have SOME shutter delay. However, just like a Porsche takes off a lot faster than a farm tractor that costs exactly the same amount of money, there is a very noticeable difference between different cameras. The quick action on my good old Canon Powershot 2S-IS was one of the major reasons for selecting it. I still miss that camera! Unfortunately the zoom screw went bad a few years ago, a common and unfixable malady of the "IS" cameras. Also, keep in mind, cameras with a tiny lens have only one or very few lens settings. Like a pinhole camera, one setting is good enough. With larger lenses everything has to be set up precisely. You might even feel and hear the lenses and the mirror clanking back and forth until everything is perfect. When I need absolutely instant action, I line up an approximate shot and depress the shutter half way, to lock in the settings. Then when the bird is in the zoom center, I sqeeze the shutter all the way down and the picture is perfect. With cameras, that have a slower computer, you have to lead the same way as with a shotgun, and click before the action happens. Have FUN! DearWebby
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One evening, a wife drew her husband's attention to the couple next door and said, "Do you see that couple? How devoted they are? He kisses her every time they meet. Why don't you do that?" "I would love to," replied the husband, "but I don't know her that well."
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One weekend my friend, a nurse, was looking after her six year old nephew when he fell off a playground slide and hit his head. Worried that he might have a concussion, she checked him all night. Every hour, she'd gently shake him and ask, "What's your name?" Soon, he began moaning in protest each time she entered the room. When she went in at 5 A.M., she found something white on his forehead. Leaning close, she saw a crayon-scrawled message taped to his forehead. It read, "My name is Daniel." --------------------- They usually just do that with serious head injuries and brain surgery, but some nurses can get quite carried away. I remember one who insisted on writing her name and the time of each check onto the sole of my right foot with a fine point ball pen. And when she ran out of space, she continued on my left foot. I tell ya, that can wake a guy out of the most cozy coma!
Brian/College Station's worst disaster occurred when a small two-seater Cessna 150 plane, piloted by two Texas A&M students, crashed into a cemetery earlier today. Search and Rescue workers have recovered 300 bodies so far and expect the number to climb as digging continues into the evening. The pilot and copilot survived and are helping in the recovery efforts.
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Today, April 23, in
1348 The first English order of knighthood was founded. It 
 was the Order of the Garter.
1500 Pedro Cabal claimed Brazil for Portugal.
1521 The Comuneros were crushed by royalist troops in Spain.
1759 The British seized Basse-Terre and Guadeloupe in the 
 Antilies from France.
1826 Missolonghi fell to Egyptian forces.
1861 Arkansas troops seized Fort Smith.
1895 Russia, France, and Germany forced Japan to return the 
 Liaodong peninsula to China.
1896 The Vitascope system for projecting movies onto a screen 
 was demonstrated in New York City.
1900 The word "hillbilly" was first used in print in an 
 article in the "New York Journal." It was spelled 
1940 About 200 people died in a dance-hall fire in Natchez, MS.
1945 The Soviet Army entered Berlin.
1950 Chaing evacuated Hainan, leaving mainland China to 
 Mao and the communists.
1951 The Associated Press began use of the new service 
 of teletype setting.
1967 The Soyuz 1 was launched by Russia.
1971 The Soyuz 10 was launched.
1982 The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 
 consumer prices declined the previous month (March). 
 It was the first decline in almost 17 years.
1985 The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing 
 its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, 
 which resulted in the resumption of selling the original 
1988 A U.S. federal law took effect that banned smoking on 
 flights that were under two hours.
1988 In Martinez, CA, a drain valve was left open at the 
 Shell Marsh. More than 10,000 barrels of oil poured into 
 the marsh adjoining Peyton Slough.
1996 A New York civil-court jury ordered Bernhard Goetz to 
 pay $43 million to Darrell Cabey. Cabey was paralyzed when 
 he was shot in subway car in 1984.
1996 An auction of the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' 
 possessions began at Sotheby's in New York City.
1997 An infertility doctor in California announced that a 
 63-year-old woman had given birth in late 1996. The child 
 was from a donor egg. The woman is the oldest known woman 
 to give birth.
2004 U.S. President George W. Bush eased sanctions against 
 Libya in return for Moammar Gadhafi's agreement to give up 
 weapons of mass destruction.
2005 The first video was uploaded to
2009 The iTunes Music Store reached 1 billion applications 
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