HP Mini 1104 LED-Backlit Netbook

One often wonders why, with tablets taking more and more of the lower end of the networking market, a vendor would come out with a Netbook computer and the answer would have to be to save money while putting some reasonable computing power in the hands of its users.That would have to be the explanation and driving force behind the Hewlett-Packard Mini 1104 netbook. Another of the mobile devices that use Intel’s high-powered, dual-core 1.60 GHz low-power-drain engines for its processing power, the HP can be equipped with up to 2 GB of DDR3 memory.The additional memory helps to increase not only the available cache for the Intel 3600 graphics chip set so that graphics run more smoothly without any annoying buffering or updating which can often be the case in a system where there is not enough cache memory devoted to a high-powered graphics chipset.HP devotes about 300 MB of memory to the chipset so that its backlit WSVGA display and Clear View capability mean that you have a good video experience. No, it won’t top a tablet that has several GB of memory devoted solely to smoothing graphics, as well as handling of various subsidiary graphics and networking features, however, you will also not likely find a tablet with a standard RJ-45 port with which you can patch your Netbook into your home network so that you can use secure computing all the time.You will also find that you must make extensive use of a rather new development in the computer world – cloud computing. Actually more of a validation, “the more things change the more they stay the same,” at one time “cloud computing” was the sole means of writing computer code or data files and storing it on computers. This was when the world still made extensive use of “time-shared” computers as data was stored on “mainframes” and each terminal was linked to the mainframe via a separate computer line. Because you didn’t know where the data was actually stored – on which box it was actually stored because there were likely to be more computers in an IT facility than just the one one which your data was stored,” the paradigm used was the “cloud.” This extended to the world of AX .25 and UNIX several years later and now it is back as all computing seems to be either WiFi 802.11-oriented or peer-to-peer through either a router or server that acts as the router again storing your material somewhere in the “cloud.”Even netbooks take advantage of this, however, the HP adds something that tablets lack, a 320 GB local disk where not only is your Windows 7 operating system stored as are your applications or the applications you use that arrived with your Windows package so that you not only have quicker access to your applications, but you also have private storage if you want it. And, like other netbooks, part of the space on the disk can be configured as virtual memory (page and swap files) that allows you to store not only your data but any code you may have written on your disk but it is available if you have a data overflow on your netbook.In truth, the netbook computer can be called “computing light,” as it is small – quite conveniently sized, in fact – at 16.5 by 3.2 by 10 inches and about 4.5 pounds and it actually makes sense where you need to have more secure file storage as you can use the RJ-45 jack on the side to tie directly into your peer-to-peer network at the office. Or, if you are in the field, you can manipulate or make final changes to files to a file and send it to a printer on a local area network, you can do that. Of course, most tablets also offer printing, too, but it is proprietary and it may require a long trudge to the proper printer to find your print out.Netbooks are in a state of flux at the moment as they are feeling pressure from below and sublaptops from above, but as long as they remain conveniently sized with various input and output ports, then they will remain on sale for some time to come.


Lensbaby Scout with Fisheye Optic for Nikon Mount Digital SLR Cameras

Lensbaby Scout w/ Fisheye Optic Features:

Scout with Fisheye, a fun and affordable manual focus Fisheye SLR camera lens, is available in mounts for all popular SLR camera bodies.

Scout, the first Lensbaby lens that does not bend, features the Fisheye Optic, which delivers an ultra-wide 12mm focal length capable of capturing a 160 degree angle of view from infinity all the way down to 1/2 inch from the front of the lens. The Fisheye Optic can also create unique flare effects in an image.

The Scout with Fisheye ships with the Fisheye Optic installed, but photographers can use other Lensbaby Optic Swap System optics such as Soft Focus, Pinhole/Zone Plate, Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic. With Lensbaby’s selective focus optics, (Double Glass, Single Glass, and Plastic) the sweet spot of focus will always be centered in the photo.

The Fisheye Optic features a creative lens flare effect that causes the edge areas that would ordinarily be black to glow with color whenever there are bright light sources in the image. This lens flare effect is particularly apparent when shooting with a full frame camera though it is also apparent when shooting with APS-sized sensors.

The ability to focus one half inch in front of the lens provides an extraordinary way to explore macro photography. Get close enough to a flower to nearly touch it – while capturing the entire garden surrounding it in the frame.

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Telephoto Lenses Explained – The Quick Guide to Understanding Telephoto Lenses

Understanding telephoto lenses is the easy part of selecting a lens to buy for your digital SLR camera. Selecting the right lens in the shape and size that fits your needs is the hard part! There are only a few major camera brands and models to choose a camera from but the number of lenses available will make your head spin! How do you find the best Nikon telephoto lenses? How do you select the best telephoto lens for an Olympus camera? How do you know which telephoto lenses for Canon Rebel cameras are right for the right job? Which sigma telephoto lenses for Nikon D80 is the one for you? Where do you go to get telephoto lenses explained?If you are overwhelmed by the choices you are not alone. Digital SLR lenses come in all shapes and sized and prices! Some are for amateur photographers and others are designed specifically for professionals who need a studio work lens like a Tiffen close up lens or journalists need sports telephoto lenses.

So let’s have a look at the basics of lens selection and the driving factors for this important and potentially really expensive investment:
Camera Type – what brand of camera you have DOES determine lens compatibility. Not all brands are interchangeable. Just like cars, manufacturers won’t you dedicated to their brand. Camera lenses now must ‘talk’ to the camera. That is how aperture settings get automatically changed by the camera’s input. Due to that your camera and your lens have to speak the same ‘language’…the language of Nikon lenses to Nikon cameras and Canon lies to Canon Camera.
Lens Mount – the lens mount is the way the lens ‘fits’ on the camera body. Manufacturers have their own specific design so that you must buy lenses specific to that camera and that manufacturer. There are third party lens makers but when selecting one of their lenses you must select the style of lens with your camera brand’s compatible mount.
Right Lens for Right Job – knowing what you intend to use the lens to capture helps you narrow the decision of the type of lens to purchase. You must know the focal length of the types of pictures you wish to take as well as the maximum aperture. A normal lens is akin to what the human eye sees (usually a 50mm lens that comes standard on a 35 mm camera). A zoom lens (telephoto lens) lets us ‘see’ beyond the human eye. We can ‘see’ much further with a telephoto lens than we can normally. It enhances and expands our view. The larger the lens number in mm the greater the distance the lens can shoot. If you are shooting birds on the far side of the river you will want a 300-750mm perhaps. If you are on the sidelines at your kids’ lacrosse game you might prefer a 200-500mm lens. Like your dad always said, “Choose the right tool for the right job!”

It does not matter if you are looking for the best Nikon telephoto lenses or telephoto lenses for Canon Rebel cameras. Even if you want to find the right Sigma camera lens that are compatible with your Olympus DSLR, selection is all based on personal choice of digital lens length and understanding telephoto lenses.

Playtex Women’s Front Close with Flex Back Bra, White, 38C

  • Cups, straps, strap pad, band: 100% polyester. Slings: 90% nylon, 10% spandex. Center back: 85% nylon, 15% spandex. Side back: 84% natural rubber laytex, 16% nylon. Band lining: 50% cotton, 50% polyester. Exclusive of trim and elastics.
  • Same extraordinary fit and support as the #1 Playtex bra, #4693
  • Padded cushion straps relieve shoulder pressure and help prevent strap dig-in
  • Criss-cross elastic back adjusts with you all day for a custom fit
  • Microfiber, floral weave cups look smooth under clothing

Playtex Women’s Front Close with Flex Back Bra, White, 38C

Find the comfort and support in every hour! Here’s a convenient front close, flex-back bra that gives you the same extraordinary comfort and support of the Playtex number-one bestseller–the 18 Hour Original Comfort Strap® Bra.

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(GR8089) Dollhouse La Vie Boheme Denim Cut Off Short Shorts with Crochet Detail in Cyber Size: 5

  • 2″ Inseam
  • Five pocket design
  • Button and zipper fly closure
  • 75% Cotton/23% Polyester/ 2% Spandex
  • Machine Washable

(GR8089) Dollhouse La Vie Boheme Denim Cut Off Short Shorts with Crochet Detail in Cyber Size: 5

These shorts feature classic 5 pocket design and a clean cut off. The multi-colored crochet accents on the side and back pocket add a splash of color. Some light destruction and heavy stitch accents add to the suthenticity of the look.
Dollhouse shorts have ultra slimming capabilities scientifically designed by denim technologists at dollhouse denim labs. Dollhouse jeans are constructed mainly from Cotton with a small amount of other fibers added for stretch. Cotton costs more but is not scratchy and uncomfortable on the inside and they recover their shape better than jeans made from other cotton substitutes like Rammy.

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