March 31, 2003
HOLLYWOOD - The security officer seen scanning the crowd with night-vision binoculars at last week's media screening of Warner Bros.' Dreamcatcher wasn't looking for pockets of critical resistance. He was testing new anti-piracy measures aimed squarely at Hollywood's pre-release promotional machinery. Warner and the other studios are working closely with their trade group, the Motion Picture Association of America, to search for potential high-tech film thieves among the thousands of reporters, critics and assorted hangers-on who populate the movie industry's busy screening circuit.
June 22, 2007
Rhonda Brown has been trying to see Jupiter and its moons from Baltimore: "Your article said you could see it with binoculars. All I see is a bright dot. What kind of binoculars are you using?" Or, what have I been drinking? I use 10x50s, but good 7x35s work for many. On clear evenings this month, Jupiter is the brightest object in the southeast. Steady your binoculars on something solid. Jupiter's moons are tiny dots, aligned on either side of the disk like the forward slash on a keyboard.
June 15, 1993
POLICE LOG* Town Center: 10200 block of Wincopin Circle: Someone broke into a 1990 Honda Civic between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and stole a $85 radar detector, a $150 pair of binoculars and $120 worth of CDs.
October 4, 2011
Join in the Big Sit! and celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, Sunday, Oct. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at the National Wildlife Visitor Center, 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop. Chairs will be set up in a 17-foot diameter circle and volunteers will use binoculars to identify as many birds as they can. No experience needed and no registration necessary.
June 26, 2000
Joystick system offers realistic feel for flight simulators In piloting your flight simulator games on the PC, it would be difficult to find a better product than the X36 Flight Control System. Saitek's $99.95 package comes in two parts, a joystick and a throttle/rudder controller. The joystick is the primary steering device. It also has a safety switch that can be flipped down for launching missiles. The other device is for precise speed control and operating the plane's rudder. Taken together, the joystick and throttle/rudder controller are among the best available, although becoming comfortable with them might take awhile for novices.