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I saw the word ‘Yooperlites‘ on BoingBoing, along with a name that reminded me of Finland. Suspecting a silly story, my first reaction was to skip the post… Luckily for me, I did not do that. The image accompanying the post made it clear that the subject was not silly, but a thing of beauty.

If, like me, you don’t know what a Yooperlite is, you have to watch the story:

(Click on the image to see the video report of this discovery)

I will admit to being jealous of Erik Rintamaki, for having the luck to just walk on the beach and discover a type of rock that is not just beautiful to look at, but also completely new – at least in the state of Michigan. Yooperlite is a syenite rocks that is rich in fluorescent sodalite; I wonder if something like it could be found here in Europe.

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Two months after the previous software update Samsung has published another 125MB package for the Galaxy S7. This time, it brings the S7 in line with the September 1st security patch level. It’s always a good idea to keep up with system software for any device you own – so get it onto your S7 if you haven’t done it yet!

The G930FXXS6ESI4 / G930FLUX6ESI4 / G930FXXS6ESI6
update installs quickly…

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Over at the Pelican Parts forums, Craig Carr calls this “the best color scheme ever” for the BMW R1100S. Who am I to disagree?

Picture of an R1100S in front of a wall with the text: "You are here"

Photo by Craig Carr. Click on the picture to see the large version.

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Image of a blog post from Dave Winer

(Click on the image to see more of Dave Winer’s blog)

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For those of you who want to know more about the cameras in the iPhone 11 (and the iPhone 11 Pro), DPReview has a deep dive into the cameras and their performance: “DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – what photographers may have missed“.

DPReview TV: iPhone 11 Pro – what photographers may have missed

(Click on the image to go to the DPReview TV episode)

They also recorded the whole video on an iPhone, so it’s not just photo talk! Well worth 14 minutes of your time, if you care about the iPhone 11.

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Our solar panels reflect what we and many people in Belgium see: Autumn has set in early, with mostly grey skies and sometimes lots of rain in a short period. The clouds in the picture accompanying my previous post are fairly typical of the Belgian sky during the last two weeks.

No wonder then that the solar energy production of September is just 96% of the average September production, and less than 89% of last year’s September!

At least at this very moment there are a few solar rays penetrating the clouds.

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