Brian Combs

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Astrophotography: Moon-Venus Convergence, November 27, 2011

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I just got a new Nikon D700. One of the reasons I wanted it was for astrophotography. It is very strong at both long exposure images and at using high ISO.

Last night and tonight there was a convergence of the Moon and Venus. It was actually better last night (Saturday), but I wasn’t able to shoot.

So, I took the opportunity tonight to try out the D700 on astrophotography. It certainly performed well, but I can’t wait to try …

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November 27th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

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Nobel Prize in Physics for 2041 Announced

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Press Release
Stockholm, Sweden

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2041 to:

Aubrey Elizabeth Combs, PhD
University of Texas, Austin, TX, USA

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, October 2, 2041 – On Wednesday, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced that Dr. Aubrey Elizabeth Combs has been named the Nobel Laureate for Physics in 2041. She received the award for her Theory of Everything, which unified the disciplines of general relativity and quantum …

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November 19th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

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Review: Shibuya in the MGM Grand Las Vegas

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There are certain restaurants I visit just about every time I come to Vegas: the oyster bar within Harrahs, BLT Burgers (for the milkshakes) and The Egg and I.

Sorry Carnevino, I’m over you.

My latest addition to this list is Shibuya inside the MGM Grand. It’s by far the best sushi I’ve had east of California.

On my most recent trip to Vegas, I was actually staying at the MGM Grand, so it made perfect sense to visit Shibuya …

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November 14th, 2011 at 4:39 pm

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Fozzy Whittaker Done for the Season

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For his entire Longhorn career, Fozzy Whittaker fought the injury bug. Nagging injuries caused him to miss games his first three seasons.

An intense off-season after last year’s 5-7 horror show paid off in a big way this season. Fozzy was bigger and faster, and turned into a force both returning kicks and running the Wild Fozzy for the Longhorns.

On Saturday, a sub-par surface at Faurot Field took him out for the season. As soon as I saw the …

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November 14th, 2011 at 4:13 pm

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Video: Longhorn Band Halftime for Texas Tech Game

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At the halftime of the Texas Tech-Texas game, the Longhorn Band played songs for the crowd to sing along with, as if they were a giant karaoke machine. Read the rest of this entry...

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November 9th, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Video: Longhorn Alumni Band Halftime Show

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The Kansas-Texas game was alumni weekend, and as always, the Longhorn Alumni Band marched. I mostly focused on the elderly baton twirler who throws his baton about a hundred feet in the air. We weren't able to see him as well from our previous seats in the eastside upper deck. Read the rest of this entry...

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November 2nd, 2011 at 12:39 pm

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Video: Longhorn Band Halftime at Kansas-Texas

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As they always do for home games, the Longhorn Band played at the halftime of the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and the Texas Longhorns. As I usually do, I shot video of it. Read the rest of this entry...

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November 2nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm

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Video: Great Tackle by Jackson Jeffcoat

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Jackson Jeffcoat hasn't had the great year we expected so far, but he's beginning to heat up. Saturday's game against the Kansas Jayhawks was easily his best of the season. And he made a great tackle for loss right in front of me. Read the rest of this entry...

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November 1st, 2011 at 8:17 pm

Top 10 Best #occupyarrakis Lines

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A new humor meme worked its way around the interwebs over the last day or two: The Spice Must Flow Knowing the great humor creation system that is called Twitter, I looked there for some great lines. Here are my favorites. Read the rest of this entry...

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October 19th, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Video: Longhorn Band Halftime, Ok State vs. Texas

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With new seats this season, we’re closer to the action (and more likely to be out of the sun), but don’t have quite as good a vantage point for shooting the halftime shows. Here what I could get of the Longhorn Band halftime show from the Oklahoma State-Texas game.

Tech Notes: Shot on a Sony HDR-CX560 and processed in iMovie.…

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October 17th, 2011 at 3:40 pm

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