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    A year spent on a beaver dam in Minnesota...

    ... during a study that found wolves can spend up to thirty hours waiting to catch a beaver. No wolves actually seen with a beaver filmed here but wolves and plenty of other wildlife using the dam to cross the water. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH42wHVNa-M
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    Direct satellite link to ordinary, unmodified mobile phones by 2023-2024...

    Dedicated satellite phones and messaging (currently provided by Globalstar, Iridium, InReach and the rest) may soon be disrupted by new satellite constellations providing voice and data to ordinary phones anywhere on earth. No reports on costs yet... Elon Musk's Starlink system is targeting...
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    Record high surface temps on Lake Ontario...

    ... with the remaining Great Lakes also warmer than normal. Some great clouds over the lake during the summer, obscured now because of the smoke from forest fires on the west coast. Brilliant orange-red sun on the horizon setting yesterday, caused by smoke in the upper atmosphere. Did not have...
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    Enric Sala...Why We Need The Wild

    Heard this on CBC Radio last night, National Geographic's Explorer-In-Residence & heading NG's pristine seas project. Begins at 22:30, lots of relevance for those being subjected to deteriorating seacoasts and covers bigger-picture degradation generally. Hopefully those in the states can...
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    Artificial intelligence (AI) may improve photo quality

    Just a little heads-up at this time for any thinking about upgrading cameras and phones (eg. Erica's thread on phone cameras)... there may be some new tech to make phone cameras even more capable. Photos might be taken in very low, near-dark light conditions, noise reduction greatly improved...
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    Maps - the wildest places on earth, or, where humans aren't.

    About half the world's land area is still in a more or less natural state, it seems... maps below worth a look for relative state of bigger-picture landscapes, or where you are or going to, where you'll be driving or canoeing through. https://gdra-tnc.org/current/ Scientific explanations in...
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    Backcountry Angling's return to Seeley lake, New Year's winter camping

    This vid showed up this morning... great scenery, a tame fox, ice fishing, snaring hares. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGhi3TRKUWA Seeley lake was visited by Jonathan Kelly during a previous summer trip... cliffs, more lake trout caught while trolling... and some time taken to lie down and...
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    Stormchaser's time-lapse vid...

    ... some remarkable storm scenes in this award-winning vid, including storms in sunset and sunrise light. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oagszCmJLpU PS.... more photos and info on gear, technique...
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    Winter lunch; last canoe of the season

    GRS Riverrider's new vid. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGohsM_TGDE
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    Midsummer Algonquin vid

    High quality photo work and maybe the first in a collection of moments... this one's warm and summery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcFgvNLkPyw&fbclid=IwAR0mUyemG69zkxR4xAPZ8BFi39CZr8ZjhNgNcyJc5MmbaYc43CzqGOVgfEI
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    PC Mag's pocket camera reviews

    Lots of good info here... some have large sensors and good image quality while still compact and pocketable. PC Mag tests image quality using a more objective lab method (Imatest)... some tests show good sharpness right to the image edge as well as higher resolution overall... I haven't read...
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    Sony's awesomely capable RX-100 VI pocket camera

    This is the one often used by professional photographers and vloggers for high quality results when a pocket camera's wanted. Sony has increased the zoom range from earlier versions, now up to 24-200, with 400 doable with digital zoom and sharp optics. Very fast autofocus. And includes several...
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    Sony's HX99 - high zoom, compact pocket camera

    Zooms 24-720mm equivalent, not bad for something that compact and still pocketable... available Nov 8 for about $450 and said to be a cheaper alternative. The sensor is smaller than the legendary and more expensive RX-100's one-inch, but the 100 is not big on zoom... IIRC, zooms only 28-70 but...
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    Swift's new Cruiser solo, 16'8", for larger paddlers

    Intended to be the hottest tripping boat available (no, Charlie Wilson isn't advertising again)... this one is narrow and ultra-lite at only 29 pounds. Appears to be sit-only seating which doesn't suit me unless bench and part-time kneeling is possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkSiIf3tvpw
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    Tariffs may increase cost of Chinese-made outdoor gear

    Kayaks, footwear and clothing have been mentioned previously as the ongoing US-China trade war escalates... prices 25% higher might be possible. I've included a snip on down feathers for jackets, but IMHO, a much more serious impact might happen with Victoria's Secret lingerie which it seems, is...
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    Your credit card may cover car rental insurance to lower costs...

    Might be something to keep in mind while on vacation... the costly collision damage waiver won't be needed if your card will insure. I did not know this... Mastercard covers for 15 days, long enough for a canoe trip...
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    Algonquin's Oxtongue rapids in spring flood, slow motion HD

    Shot with a Xiaomi Yi 4k action camera, seems to be high resolution with lots of fine detail but 1080p is the highest given and not 2160 which normally results from 4k... still looks great This camera sells for half the price of a GoPro but unfortunately the body isn't splashproof without the...
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    GoPro Hero 5 Black top seller...

    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=&quot]From today's business news, maybe somebody on Wall Street canoes... GoPro's CEO stating that sales are increasing and the business is turning the corner, however Christmas sales weren't forecast to be tremendous which some found disappointing. PS... Xiaomi Yi 4k...
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    On sale - GoPro Hero 4 Black, plus extras, $299

    I really have no idea whether this in fact is a real deal, but fuzzy memory says this was in discussion before... I've bought from B&H and saved $$$, free shipping with Purolator ground. This may be one of those GoPros they built far too many of and now need to sell at a reduced price. Maybe...
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