34th America’s Cup Race 7 & 9 video highlights

Highlights from the 34th America’s Cup Race 7 & 9 shot with Canon EOS 70D with dual pixel technology.

Highlights from the 34th America’s Cup Race 7 & 9 shot with Canon EOS 70D with dual pixel technology.

America’s Cup Race 1 & 2 Video Gallery Shot With Canon EOS 70D

Here’s a gallery of America’s Cup Race 1 & 2 shot with a Canon EOS 70D with dual pixel technology

 

Canon EOS 70D Wi-Fi remote photography essentials

Wi-Fi is among the many great standout features of the new Canon EOS 70D digital SLR. The addition of Wi-Fi opens up a whole new segment of photography including wireless shooting and easy upload to the web or the “cloud” as that seems to be the latest buzzword.

Wi-Fi is among the many great standout features of the new Canon EOS 70D Digital SLR Camera. The addition of Wi-Fi opens up a whole new segment of photography including wireless shooting and easy upload to the web or the “cloud” as that seems to be the latest buzzword.

Canon EOS 70D on left, Samsung Note II running EOS Remote on right shooting a scene on a TV
Canon EOS 70D on left, Samsung Note II running EOS Remote on right shooting a scene on a TV

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Louis Vuitton Cup ends in aborted race for Luna Rossa and two sailors overboard for Emirates New Zealand

The Louis Vuitton Cup, part of the America’s Cup Challenger Series, started with race 1 in a dramatic fashion when Italy’s Luna Rossa’s starboard daggerboard broke down rendering the 72-foot catamaran with no chance of racing.

The Louis Vuitton Cup, part of the America’s Cup Challenger Series, started with race 1 in a dramatic fashion when Italy’s Luna Rossa’s starboard daggerboard broke down rendering the 72-foot catamaran with no chance of racing. High winds cancelled the second race but not before Emirates Team New Zealand slammed their nose into the bay at 46 mph in turn 3 sending two sailors overboard. Both men were recovered uninjured.

Watch the video of Emirates Team New Zealand crashing their bow into San Francisco Bay at 46 mph tossing two sailors overboard.

Vintage Ansco Regent 35mm camera

It’s a German folding camera dating back to the 1950s. It was made by Agfa Camera Werk in Müchen, Germany. Agfa also sold the camera as the Agfa Super Solinette.

Vintage German Ansco Regent folding camera. Circa 1950s. I was at Goodwill today and scored this Ansco Regent 35mm camera. It’s a German folding camera dating back to the 1950s. It was made by Agfa Camera Werk in Müchen, Germany. Agfa also sold the camera as the Agfa Super Solinette. I bought it for $9.50 and it’s only worth about $50 and can often be found for free to a few bucks. Regardless of the worth, it’s a cool camera to play around with. The construction is solid and everything appears to be working although the focus ring is very hard to turn.

It’s an all manual camera with shutter speed range from 1 second to 1/300 and an aperture of f/3.5-f/22 (1/4 stop steps). The lens is a Solinar 50mm. I initially thought the camera was broken as the shutter was stuck in the open position but as it turns out, this camera has a shutter cock interlock preventing it from cocking if the film sprocket is not in the correct position. Once I opened the film back and positioned the sprocket, I was able to test the shutter release. 

I have some 10 year old film I can pair with this and it’ll be interesting to see the results. Ideally, I would pair it with some B&W film but developing B&W film is expensive so I’ll just cheat and shoot it in color and digitally convert it to B&W.

2013 Academy Of Art University Fashion Show Video Gallery

2013 Academy Of Art University Fashion Show Video Gallery

Designers: Claudia Simoes, Alicia Karynn Teixeira, Shumpei Okamoto, Andrea Nieto, Pipatachara Kaeojinda, Emma Mengchen Yang, Lili Pham, Kaitlin Anne Perkins, Ashley Lagasse, Phoebe Naiquin Wang, Cindy Quach, Ryan Morar, Melissa Avalos, Candy Hsin Yu Chu, Youngjin Shin, Hsin Lee, Feijing Song, Erica Kim,  Didvik Kuanq, Andrea Torija, Fay Xinzhou Liu, Leslie Dilloway, Marine Rongrong Wei, Ran Bi, Alexander Toy, Cangyu Zhang, Kittiya Punprapun.

How to remove isearch.fantastigames browser hijacker

Isearch.fantastigames/### is a browser hijacker that is currently making the rounds. It cannot be detected or removed by popular malware scanners such as MalwareBytes or the free virus scanner Avast

Isearch.fantastigames.com/### is a browser hijacker that is currently making the rounds. It cannot be detected or removed by popular malware scanners such as MalwareBytes or the free virus scanner Avast. Part of the problem is that the hijacker shows up in many forms under many different file names making it difficult for scanners to detect. To compound the problem, Google Chrome’s browser sync option will actually propagate this browser hijack to all your other computers that run Chrome under your Google login.

The sure sign you have this hijacker is your browser opening a new tab with the url Isearch.fantastigames.com/### where ### is a number like 440, 465, 439 or some other number.

The removal of this hijacker is very difficult and must be done manually. There are dozens of varying methods so this article will cover the most obvious. To undo the changes this hijacker has inserted into your browser, you must manually check your browser settings.

Chrome

  1. First make sure you have closed Chrome on any computer where you have logged in under Google if you have Chrome browser sync turned on.
  2. Open Chrome, click the three horizontal bars on the top right. Go to Settings.
  3. Click Manage Search Engines and delete anything your down recognize. Your default will usually be Bing or Google. Check below under Other search engines and remove all unwanted entries there as well, especially anything that resembles isearch.fantastigames.
  4. In Section 2 under On Startup, look under the section  
  5. Click Set Pages and remove all unwanted entries.
  6. Now close this and open all the Chrome browsers where you have Google Chrome sync turned on. It should inherit the new settings. If you have a problem with this re-emerging, try turning off Google Chrome sync, updating the settings for each browser on each computer and then turning Chrome sync back on. If Chrome sync is not acting as you expect, check to make sure you have Settings checked under the advance sync settings section.

Firefox

If you won’t mind losing all your Firefox settings and add-on, the simplest method to remove this hijack from Firefox is a Firefox browser factory reset.

The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.

To Reset Firefox do the following:

  1. Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the “Reset Firefox” button.
  3. Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
  4. Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.

Internet Explorer 9

  1. Launch Internet Explorer 9.
  2. On top menu, please navigate to Tools > Internet Options.
  3. On General tab, proceed to Change search defaults and click the Settings button.
  4. You will see a list of search providers. Select your desired search provider and click the button Set as default to replace isearch.fantastigames.com.
  5. You may now remove isearch.fantastigames.com from the list.

Other steps

Now that you have reclaimed your browser, take the following steps to try to eradicate this hijacker from your system. It’s not a comprehensive list since there are so many variants of this hijacker but it’s a start. First create a restore point so you can roll back any unintended changes to your Windows computer.

    • Uninstall any unknown programs.
    • Press Control-Alt-Del, start task manager,  look under Process and end isearch if you see it there.
    • If you’re comfortable with editing your registry, you can look up and and apply some of the many suggestion on the web but proceed carefully since you can be removing something you really need. Use Ctrl F and search your registry. Any entries matching  isearch.fantastigames.com can safely be deleted. Make sure Chrome is closed before modifying the registry.

Do you have any other suggestions? Feel free to suggest them in the comments. BTW, buy a Mac is not a helpful suggestion.