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Cool.. I’m thinking midi controllers for lights, synths, samplers, filters, faders, FX, video mixers…
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This is cool. Ever met a sidewalk astronomer?
Examples of people setting up telescopes on urban streets for public astronomical viewing go back well into the 19th century and maybe even further. Sidewalk astronomers and their telescopes have been a common sight in most big cities. There are many examples in the past such as Frank Manning in New Orleans as early as 1930 and Mr Grosser in Los Angeles in the 1870’s, who not only set up a telescope but also an illuminated microscope. Some sidewalk “pitch men” charged the public to view astronomical objects through their telescope but other astronomers allow people to view for free. In more recent years sidewalk astronomy has come to be more associated with altruistic individuals or groups offering views of the nighttime sky as a free public educational service.
This comes in handy when you have to repeat long strings of numbers on the telephone to tech support or when you’re helping someone else with tech issues. Saves a lot of “what? what did you say? b? d? 3?”
NATO phonetic alphabet – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia