From: Ron Hunter on
ASAAR wrote:
> On Thu, 28 Jun 2007 07:16:05 -0700, SMS wrote:
>
>> There's no reason not to have a gauge, a warning light, and an audible
>> alarm. I think most cars still have a temperature gauge, but how many
>> people glance at it very often? Most vehicles no longer have an ammeter,
>> voltage, or oil pressure gauge.
>
> And when the gas tank is replaced with a Li-Ion battery, you'll be
> in hog heaven. <g>
>
Well, until it comes time to replace the battery set, anyway. Grin.
From: ASAAR on
On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 02:46:11 -0500, John Turco wrote:

>> I've pointed out your spin and mistruths quite often to all of
>> your points, and not long after I started doing so, you either
>> stopped reading my replies or are faking it. The question should be
>> "Can you handle the truth?". Don't think so.
>
>
> Hello, ASAAR:
>
> As I'm sure you were quite aware, already, Steven M. Sharf killfiled
> you, long ago. Hence, your many subsequent responses to him, are merely
> for the purported benefit of this newsgroup's members, no? :-)

So he says. But his killfile entries come and go, and he recently
replied that perhaps he'd remove that kf entry. I don't respond to
all of his replies, but it's good to correct at least the more
ridiculous of his misstatements. There are always ng newbies
popping up that aren't aware of his outrageously biased record. And
as I said, he may also be faking it, as fakirs are wont to do. :)



















http://www.answers.com/topic/fakir

From: John Turco on
SMS wrote:

<heavily edited, for brevity>

> Almost no NiMH cameras support in camera charging, and the additional
> complications of having to deal with replaceable batteries make the use
> of a battery gauge IC impractical.

<edited>

Hello, Steven:

Actually, every current Kodak model features "in camera charging"
of batteries (whether Ni-MH or Li-Ion), when attached to a compatible
"EasyShare" dock.


Cordially,
John Turco <jtur(a)concentric.net>
From: ASAAR on
On Sat, 30 Jun 2007 01:30:20 -0500, John Turco wrote:

> SMS wrote:
> . . .
>> Almost no NiMH cameras support in camera charging, and the additional
>> complications of having to deal with replaceable batteries make the use
>> of a battery gauge IC impractical.
> . . .
>
> Actually, every current Kodak model features "in camera charging"
> of batteries (whether Ni-MH or Li-Ion), when attached to a compatible
> "EasyShare" dock.

Can Kodak's Li-Ion batteries be charged both in camera and also
externally? One of the negatives of Fuji's F10/F20/F30 is that the
system is designed, IIRC, to only have the ability to charge
batteries while they're in the camera. So when the battery needs to
be recharged, the camera is unavailable for use. This seems to me
to be a far greater drawback than having a camera that is not able
to charge NiMH batteries internally.

From: John Turco on
ASAAR wrote:
>
> On Fri, 29 Jun 2007 02:46:11 -0500, John Turco wrote:
>
> >> I've pointed out your spin and mistruths quite often to all of
> >> your points, and not long after I started doing so, you either
> >> stopped reading my replies or are faking it. The question should be
> >> "Can you handle the truth?". Don't think so.
> >
> >
> > Hello, ASAAR:
> >
> > As I'm sure you were quite aware, already, Steven M. Sharf killfiled
> > you, long ago. Hence, your many subsequent responses to him, are merely
> > for the purported benefit of this newsgroup's members, no? :-)
>
> So he says. But his killfile entries come and go, and he recently
> replied that perhaps he'd remove that kf entry. I don't respond to
> all of his replies, but it's good to correct at least the more
> ridiculous of his misstatements. There are always ng newbies
> popping up that aren't aware of his outrageously biased record. And
> as I said, he may also be faking it, as fakirs are wont to do. :)
>
> http://www.answers.com/topic/fakir


Hello, ASAAR:

Making the world safe for Ni-MH, are you? Carry on, soldier! <g>

Although, Steven does seem right, about one thing: Due to their
size, AA cells aren't the ideal solution, in subcompact cameras.

That is, digicams can be made even smaller, using Li-Ion packs.


Cordially,
John Turco <jtur(a)concentric.net>