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    From this link:

    Albacore tuna can swim in short bursts at speeds up to 89 km/h (55 mph).
    Delicious!

    Jackrabbits are one of the fastest land animals and can travel almost as fast as an antelope for short distances, reaching speeds of 72 km/h (45 mph).
    Where I live we have tons of these. They eat the dried apples from the tree on our lawn all winter long plus I put out carrots for them. They sit and eat about 5 feet from our living room bay window so it's fun to sit and watch. They flip and re-inspect the carrot like 10 times per second as they're eating it, it's like a bunch of tiny Woody Allens neurotically consuming my carrots at hyper-speed.

    When they take off you lose sight of them almost immediately they're so fast, it's like something in their head suddenly says, "warp speed Sulu" and BANG they're gone in a flash... There's one who, when he/she's running, covers one full residential front yard per stride, i.e. he/she covers each block in about 8 strides or about 4 seconds.

    It's awesome to watch, my cat sits out there and watches it, completely aghast, but never says a peep to them... Although I notice that if the cat is tired enough to be feeling silly and the rabbits are tired enough to be feeling silly they'll sometimes sit together on the corner for a while and watch the neighborhood like a couple of old people, yawning and kibitzing... Then after a while they kind of wake up and go, "Huh? What the? I'm hanging out with a cat? Dang, what was I thinking..." and quietly go their separate ways...

    Corey Milner
    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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    Corey, when you find your camera you need to get us a picture of that.
    --[[ Indigo Rose Software Developer ]]

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      My camera's here, it works fine, it's the USB interface (cable) which XP suddenly doesn't pick up, but you're right I should try to get a couple shots this year. Problem is the rabbits always come in the dark, but I'll try...

      Not sure if I just need to format and re-install XP or if it's something in the camera (doubt it, it's a Sony which I have taken superb care of and used relatively little)... At the very worst it's probably cheaper to buy one of those little flash memory USB-dock thingies than take it into a sony service center. I'll have to figure this out, it's bugging me now.

      Corey Milner
      Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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        Those external flash memory readers are really handy. My camera (Canon 10D) only transfered at USB 1 speeds, but I added a SanDisk brand USB 2 reader and transfer rates are blazing fast. It's always connnected - works like any other disk drive now, just insert the compactflash card and you're good to go. There are a bunch of them out there, even multi-format readers for a few extra bucks.

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          Sony has it's own proprietary sticks. I'll have to look into this soon...

          Corey Milner
          Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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            <snip>USB interface (cable) which XP suddenly doesn't pick up<snip>
            Had the same problem with my Fuji and finally had to do something about it when no amount of cable plugging/unplugging/wiggling worked. Although it was just out of warranty ( few weeks ) I got it fixed f.o.c. They fitted a new socket to the camera and now it's rock solid . It was stupid really how long I put it off as it slowly got worse and worse - don't know how many times I re-installed dirivers etc.

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              There are Memory Stick format readers out there for a reasonable price. Definitely possible.

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                Define reasonable, I just had a cheese sandwich which put me in escrow. j/k Well I'm off to make a sitar payment so I'll stop by the Future Shop and poke a few bellies as they say.

                Corey Milner
                Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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                  Re: Now you see it...

                  I'm so poor if it cost 2 cents to go around the world, I couldn't get out of sight.

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                    I'm with you brother, cowtown is *expensivetown*. Anyhow $42.99 later I am the semi-proud owner of a SmartDisk USB reader which works fine. The guy at London Drugs tested my setup, either my cable or my camera port is bunked so this was the best solution. Now I can photograph bunnies for Lorne, warm, fuzzy, gurgle...

                    You're right Colin, this thing is blazing. It empties a 64 MB card in like 1 second...

                    When I was in the London Drugs buying my new card reader I had opporunity to check out a new silver looking Mac G5 with a huge $1,800 monitor. I must say, it was very nice. Fast too, it was playing a DVD and you could still app around real quick even though it only had 256 RAM. Nice computer. But $5,300. So that precludes me but if they were cheaper I'd buy one for sure, amazing monitor...

                    Corey Milner
                    Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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                      Ah............. the twin 2.0 gig G5 with 8 gig ram displaying a dual 23" cinema wide flat screen. A moment of silence please..............thank you. This is my next computer purchase.

                      Or by the time I get the money I will be getting the New Mac twin 9.0 gig G12 with 3 terabytes of ram displaying twin 42" plasma displays.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Now you see it...

                        Don't forget us little people...

                        Corey Milner
                        Creative Director, Indigo Rose Software

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