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Monthly Archives: September 2013

27 Sep

I saw a “Save The Ta-Tas” bumper sticker on the way to work this morning, and I thought how brave it was of someone to bring a bit of lighthearted support to such a serious subject.

Here are some statistics from www.breastcancer.org :

·  About 1 in 8 U.S. women (just under 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

·  In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer were expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 57,650 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.

·  About 2,140 …

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19 Sep

Binoculars have always been to me a simple device that magnifies the world when you look through them. I have never owned a pair of binoculars and never thought much about them beyond simple magnification.

My experience with binoculars is limited to using my father’s cheap binoculars from the 80’s at the range to watch his horrible groupings with a rifle (sorry dad, you’re great with a handgun but you are no rifleman). I only used them a few times before discovering my riflescope worked better than his binoculars to see his targets.

After transferring from my old department to …

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11 Sep

Zeiss Victory HT Binocular

I finally got my hands on a Zeiss Victory HT binocular.  They currently have two models; 8×42mm and a 10x42mm.  I tested the 8×42 and it was everything that I expected and more.

The exterior is solid.  It is a roof prism design with rubber armor wrapped around the outside of the barrels.  It nestles very nicely in my hands.  It is easy to tell this binocular was designed to take a beating out in the field.  There are two bridges that connect both barrels with a massive center focus between them.  The travel in the …

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04 Sep

Anytime you buy something new and invest some money into it, you're going to be blown away with the amount of information out there and the specifications listed.  A lot of the time theres going to be some terminology that you may have not encountered before.  Its easy to get a little overwhelmed by it all.  Its also easy to say yes or choose a product while over looking some of this pretty important information.  Binoculars are no different.  I've known many people that think only the magnification and objective size is important.  "just get a 10×50 and be done …

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