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  •  My aunt used christmas tree lights , led , (5+ / 0-)

    as normal lights .

    Any of the above beat using Whale Oil.
    Do you know that whale oil is illegal ? http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/...

    I have photographic equipment that is designed for incandescent bulbs , I'd dislike not being able to get the proper replacements .  

    The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

    by indycam on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 10:58:01 AM PDT

    •  Whale oil may be illegal, but... (4+ / 0-)

      It's a 'renewable resource' in that whales can make more whales. And if we had a whale oil lobby like we've got for ethanol from corn, well... Keeping track of the details can be important in figuring what is the best choice.

      On the photography side, it's not just lights. I have some SLR's that you can't get batteries for anymore.

      "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

      by xaxnar on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:10:37 AM PDT

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      •  High-end Polaroid Land cameras... (5+ / 0-)

        ...neither the two-roll film, nor mercury batteries, can be had any more. I think pack film is going that way, too.

        Oh, well.

        WRT recycling, I have a local hardware store that collects CFL's for recycling. When we move to Stephenson County, the county health department also does this, and there may be other locations, as well.

        Float like a manhole cover, sting like a sash weight! Clean Coal Is A Clinker!

        by JeffW on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:14:09 AM PDT

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        The standard you walk past is the standard you accept. David Morrison

        by indycam on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:17:23 AM PDT

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          I'd already found that solution. At least there is one.

          Now I'm just wondering how much longer 35mm film is going to be available, and where to get it developed. Not a problem yet, but the handwriting is on the wall.

          I really wish Kodak had done something besides trying to reinvent the Brownie camera time after time, just with new film formats. First there was the Instamatic film format, then the compact instamatic format, then diiskette cameras....

          If they'd come out with the APS system 10, maybe even 5 years earlier, and put it in their most basic cameras to get it out there in big numbers, who knows?

          "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

          by xaxnar on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 11:42:30 AM PDT

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