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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: Co-worker dumps $5k on Nikon
« on: December 10, 2014, 11:42:36 AM »

I want to ask but won't, why she was able to shop, decide and buy without waiting for the dreamed of tax refund dilbert waits on. Are pay scales that different at dilbert's employer?


Dilbert has an employer?

Aren't there child labor laws?  :o

(Don't know Dilbert from Dullbert, but the opening post in this thread gives a certain impression.)

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 14, 2014, 12:40:08 PM »
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What possesses someone to hand down a slate of commandments for how other people should behave?

Strikes me as the epitome of arrogance.

Long standing tradition.

See: Religions/kings/emperors/etc, ...anyone with power/authority over others.

(But I agree that OP was "suggestion", not commandment)

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EOS Bodies / Re: I killed my brand new 7D MK2 today
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:56:35 PM »
Just a warning.

When you insert your memory card be carefull.
I managed to kill my brand new 7D MK2 today when i was puting a memory card in it.

Umm, ...Maybe it would help others if you explained what you did wrong?  ???

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Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:52:28 PM »
WOW --- Great Breasts! (American usage, ...different in Brazil.)  8)

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Canon General / Re: New acronym patent: WO?
« on: November 13, 2014, 05:47:31 PM »

I thought OP meant Opening Post.  :'(   :'(   :'(


Original/originating post/poster  ;) (...in a given thread.)

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:55:08 PM »

LOL. Valid point. I will agree that there can in theory be a winner. However, how often do you witness acceptance and acknowledgement of defeat from the defeated party on the interwebs? That is where the endless defense and offense from each respective position continues to perpetuate a seemingly endless debate. I suppose that should be my revised statement.  ;D

How often? 100% of the time in the single case, at least, of the exchange between the two of us. I made a point which was gracefully acknowledged by yourself.  :D

I concede of course, that there are personalities more inclined to be argumentative than others, and when two such find themselves at loggerheads, the party may last longer than many of us wish to stay.

Fortunately, the exit door is always open, and we are free to spend our time elsewhere, ...but those who hang-in-there for the spectacle may still notice a previously undiscovered gem or two flung along with the other substance.

I prefer that point/counterpoint be calmly engaged in (and accepted) as "discussion", rather than cringingly avoided as "argument".

I am pleased to have exchanged (peacefully) these few thoughts with you.

Thanks!  8)

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Canon General / Re: Forum Decorum....Deshmorum?
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:04:31 PM »

No one wins an argument on the Internets Tubes.  It does not matter who gets the "last word"   ;D



Agreed, no one wins an argument on the interwebs.


I'll argue with that!

IMO the statement is a "politically correct" cliche which attempts to establish the fact that contention is always pointless, with nothing gained by strenuous, even heated, disagreement or differences of opinion. (Heaven forbid there should be any waves!  :o )

It may be a given that "the last word" is a phantom, so long as a thread stays open, but objective minds can be changed by strongly stated positions of merit, and meritless ones can be clearly shown to be such, ...so that a bit of "truth" (at least in the minds of some beholders) can be more widely disseminated.  :)

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As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz is proven false by existing technology. 


Is/are there one or more words missing from the above sentence? ???

No.  Is/are there one or more words you were expecting to see, but don't?  ???

Examples:  "As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz [ is impossible/can't be done/etc. ] ... is proven false by existing technology."   :-\

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As Coldhands points out, your suggestion that moving something the size of a sensor at 16 kHz is proven false by existing technology. 


Is/are there one or more words missing from the above sentence? ???

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Animal Kingdom / Re: First week of BIF action with 7D MK II
« on: November 12, 2014, 01:02:42 PM »

Not a BIF, but here's an oops moment from yesterday when the egret dropped and lost it's fish.

http://phillanoue.com/2014/11/10/this-guy-was-good/


The oops moment was when you mislabeled this shot.

Quite obviously both you and the egret beautifully anticipated this jumping fish.  ;D

(Very nice shots, Phil, ...thanks for posting!)

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Canon General / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: November 11, 2014, 01:21:04 PM »

STM, USM, and all the various acronyms that often get attached to lenses was something I skipped. I guess I could get into that, but I covered all that a long time ago here:


http://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/496/what-do-all-those-cryptic-number-and-letter-codes-in-a-lens-name-mean/508#508


Thanks for the link (and the reply).

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 I will hit on women with many photography prowess.

 You are so striking... I'd love to photograph you...


Did you mean "manly"?

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Canon General / Re: Hello everyone!
« on: November 11, 2014, 12:17:22 PM »

Welcome aboard, pcdebb. Welcome to the Canon side. ;) It's whiter over here.


Jrista,

Terrific write-up! Definitely going into my files.

Thanks for the time and effort.

FWIW, did I miss something, or was mention of "STM" lenses absent?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 04, 2014, 05:17:53 PM »

I suggest you don't travel, because otherwise you almost certainly would start a war, or an international incident at the very least, when an ignorant lout fails to understand that their personal behaviours are not the standard everyone else lives by.

This "ignorant lout" has survived quite well and peacefully in many places, thank you.

There is a difference between "understanding" that personal standards are not the everywhere-norm, and worrying that a tongue-sticking emoticon could maybe/perhaps/"start a war" when used in the internet-forum venue, where it is part of the native language among net-geeks, at least those who frequent this particular forum. ( See: PBD's focus in his remark which prompted this exchange, ...i.e. the fact that his warning/edification was triggered by observing the tongue-out emoticon.)

Congrats, though, on your perceptive acumen, which enables you to make character judgements on patently skimpy evidence.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Canon 7D Mark II Owners first thoughts
« on: November 04, 2014, 02:12:29 PM »

In many cultures sticking your tongue out is seen as offensive, a deep insult, and even a challenge to war.

It seems subtleties like that are lost on many of you, ...


Although I sit here confident that I am surrounded(in the U. S.)by an expansive area (as large as, or larger than all of the many tongued countries of Western Europe,) in which I am likely to be correctly understood by the inhabitants wherever I might go, ...it is terrifying to imagine that in some corner of the world, near or far, my facial expressions, phrasing, sense of humor, pronunciation, body language, or other habits or mannerisms could conceivably be considered rude or offensive.

Heaven forbid!

So here I sit, ...mute and paralyzed, fearful that  I might be observed via the internet, even in my own home and country, by that remote, potentially offendable "someone".

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