The beating heart of every motorcycle is its engine. Motorcycle engines are exciting, highly tuned pieces of engineering, and even the basic ones can be fun to thrash to the red line. They’re all petrol driven, there’s not a clattering diesel in sight. If you love an engine operating at full power — and let’s be honest who doesn’t? — then you’re going to love motorcycle engines.
Not all motorcycles are created equal. Like the people who ride them, motorcycles have different characters. Imbued with the spirit of those who created them; some appear to be the creation of Dr…
When I was younger, my parents lived in Germany. As a family, we would frequently visit the Austrian Alps at wintertime to go skiing. In the alpine huts at lunch would be served these giant round dumplings with custard and a magic sprinkling of crushed poppy seeds and sugar. The Germknödel. As the winter is approaching, I feel it’s time I introduced you to this Austrian classic. Ideal for lunch on a cold winters day.
500g strong white flour
7g instant fast action yeast
65g caster sugar
70g unsalted butter — melted
250ml warmed whole milk (semi skimmed is fine too)
Most people wouldn’t touch slide film with a barge pole. And to be fair to them I can see why. It costs a lot of money to buy, hardly anyone processes E6 anymore, and then you need to get your film scanned and then mounted into slides.
When I first started out shooting film I used to read Ken’s site. Ken was a big proponent of slide film. I excitedly loaded a roll and headed out to the Lake District in Autumn, probably the worst season for extreme lightning, and came back with a lot of very contrasty photos.
“Ask and it is given”, so goes the bible saying. It’s a tough one for most people to get their heads around. What it means is as follows; when a consciousness asks for something – be it a single cell amoeba or a trillion cell genius human being – the response; ‘the answer’ is given by creative life force* and the universe expands.
It also follows that unless an individual consciousness does ask, that there will be no answering. …
By John Clarke
Thank God for Bitcoiners. Seriously. Without the band of merry maximalists on Crypto-twitter and the ever expanding list of Bitcoin podcasters, life in these lockdown times would be pretty desperate.
Many of these people I would call my friends, such is the affinity I feel towards them, even though we have never met. I count myself among them, a disagreeable one who seeks freedom for the individual and a just (economic) basis for society. This is what Bitcoin means to me.
By John Clarke
Ouch! What a week. Thanks a lot Elon! Having tested $64,000, sentiment in the Bitcoin market has taken a big dip following ‘Elon FUD’, where the world’s richest man endorsed Bitcoin – and Dogecoin oddly – causing a nice market rally only to volte-face and drop some unnecessary FUD which went down like a fart in a crowded room, and contributed to a price decline. At the time of writing, the price is $32k, down 50% from its all time high of $64k.
It turns out too many people have taken to the Wall Street Bets…
By John Clarke
Crypto. What a minefield. Scammers abound, fortunes are made and lost in a day, the unregulated ‘crypto-space’ is a true financial Wild West, where caveat emptor (let the buyer beware).
As a result, many green investors are turning to self-professed psychic mediums to help guide them through the rough waters.
I’ve been tuning into one such channel for some time, watching with interest the pronouncements of a Samantha Jane James, the pseudonym of a retired Canadian lady in her 50’s who tells her viewers that she runs a ‘hobby channel’ where she doesn’t give financial advice, but…
I have one lens on my camera. It’s a cheap lens, but also a very good one, optically at least. The Nikon 50mm f/1.8G costs very little and produces fantastic results. I rarely use another lens on the D800, but I’ve recently been hankering after a fast telephoto prime.
I didn’t realise that I wanted one until I stumbled across Tom Mason, a professional wildlife photog and Nikon brand ambassador and his video review of the 300mm f2.8 VR11 (see below), seeing some of the beautiful images it has produced made me add one to my glass wish list.
Do you hold some bitcoin? Has the underlying value of your portfolio been increasing in recent months? Are you interested in exploring ways that you can earn a yield on your Bitcoin, potentially without selling it? Let’s explore what Covered Calls are and why you might want to use them.
Many (if not the majority of Hodlers) want to DCA and put their precious bitcoin into cold storage. …
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Trump won the election on a landslide, the Dems candidate – someone no straight thinking American patriot would ever vote for – has been heralded as the next president by a few news agencies who are keen to break a story, but have no idea of the result. Well neither do I.
Trump hasn’t conceded, and is unlikely to, for the simple reason that he can smell a rat. Trump was ahead in the swing states, more ahead than Dems were anticipating, so they stopped counting. Why would…