This is a video I shot where I talk about Spectro synthetic motorcycle oil. I was out warming the bike up before I changed from Mobil 1 Synthetic motorcycle oil.
Spectro motorcycle oil did improve the rough shifting, but that’s not 100% conclusive. Any oil change may have improved it. Overall, Spectro Motorcycle oil seems to be good. I will try Amsoil next just to see if the shifting characteristics change any.
I myself only recently found out what the term “computational photography” meant. I’ve been using it in my Google Pixel phone, but I didn’t know the term existed for how the camera worked. It uses computer algorithms to take photos rather than an improved lens or sensor. Software does the work.
I disagree with some points of the article. For one, I think he puts far to much stock into what this is. Nothing will replace human creativity in processing photos. Whether you like my processing or not, it still has a unique look. It is good enough for many situations, but nothing replaces the human decision making process, it’s only a tool that is good enough for many instances.
I can tell the difference even if nobody else can. There are small elements that I manipulated to get the look that I want. A computer cannot do that.
The problem is that HDR is just an aesthetic. Done right, it’s more than a “look”, but it’s not composition or good subject matter. Software will not get make these happen.
On the plus side, Eric Kim is right that often, the camera software is great and does amazing HDR. What takes a long time to do and requires a significant level of skill, can now be done by anyone. For me, it’s a timesaver when it’s good enough. For others, it allows them to do HDR when they don’t even know or understand what it is.
Mr. Kim points out the interesting aspects that are coming for the future of software in photography. We will be more likely to upgrade the software rather than the entire camera. The economics of this are going to open up higher end and more creative photography to many more people.
My motorcycles get ridden hard. So long as the weather allows, they’re used for work and fun. Motorcycles are different in their maintenance needs from a car. The parts are smaller, more expensive, and they wear quickly.
Tires might only last 10,000 miles and cost as much as a car tire. Chains wear out. Fluids need replaced. Axles get out of balance. Electrical switches are exposed to the elements and corrode. It’s not unreasonable to say that motorcycles are expensive and problematic machines.
To relieve the costs of maintaining the bikes, I keep learning more of the maintenance that needs done. I’m investing in more of the tools needed. The more I work with them, the more I enjoy this aspect of motorcycling.
This isn’t a post for reader today. It’s a post for many years down the road when I’m contemplating viewing the next solar eclipse.
The eclipse was interesting. That’s about it really. It’s alarming to know that we’re on a big rock spinning through space. It’s alarming to know that there is a degree of precision in the celestial objects that allows for an eclipse to happen – predictably.
When I see something like this, it makes me very aware that there is a creator. The precision of the size of the sun and moon in distance and size is perfect. The timing is perfect. We can tell exactly where and when the next one will be 7 years from now. It’s watch-like precision, only on a galactic scale. A large group of people would have us ignore that and tell us that these wonders all just happened by chance.
The Wall Of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show came to a large motorcycle shop in Columbus, Ohio to put on a show. It was a fantastic show not only because of the skill and talent of the performers, but because it was such a piece of history.
There was no tech involved here. Just circular walls made of wooden boards. As a spectator, there is nothing but a steel cable to protect you from the motorcycle that is spinning at a high rate of speed. You feel the movement of the walls from the forces placed on them. The sound of the engine fills goes straight through you. It’s a unique experience.
Whether you are into motorcycles or not, I high recommend seeing this show when it comes to an event near you.
It was interesting to see chemtrails spreading in this pattern with a moon shining in the daylight. It makes you wonder many things. Why does the cloud spread with a pattern of a sound wave spreading style?
I give up calling them “contrails”. The conspiracy theorists are right. They are not just condensation, they are a mix of chemicals. I don’t know what the chemicals are or their toxicity level, but it’s not just water vapor.
I’ll always ask why when I see something like this. I’m not afraid to admit the things I don’t know. I am afraid to just accept the answers given without looking further into the subject. I can also appreciate the beauty of things I don’t understand. I hope others do too.
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