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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2013, 04:39:40 AM »
ZIM…… He’s just a regular guy trying to do his best to destroy worlds, without the best of kit  :P

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more like a loveable bug  ;D

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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2013, 04:39:40 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2013, 06:16:44 AM »
I joined a website many years ago and was trying to think of a suitable name. It started off as Kernuak Piskie, but was the shortened to Kernuak, which means Cornish in the Cornish language. My grandfather was Cornish and his family are from Cornwall as far back as I can trace, back to the late 1600's on one branch. My avatar photo was taken while I was on the drinking water lake for Oslo. We were collecting water samples for a research project, looking for sources of fungal infections in leukaemic patients. It was actually my first week in Norway, in March, so yuo can imagine our hands were pretty numb from holding bottles under the water. The one thing on my mind at the time was not to drop one of them :P.
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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2013, 06:25:19 AM »
Hmmm, let me see if I can explain this... I'm FAT, I'm a DADDY, and you'd never guess my last name. :)
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« Reply #48 on: January 26, 2013, 06:51:29 AM »
Mine is to easy.

I try to keep it simple and love the outdoors....... ;)

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« Reply #49 on: January 26, 2013, 07:51:36 AM »
Hmmm, let me see if I can explain this... I'm FAT, I'm a DADDY, and you'd never guess my last name. :)

Funny...I'll try a guess..."Smith?"
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« Reply #50 on: January 26, 2013, 08:39:30 AM »
My pic is simply my favorite combo...the 70-200 2.8ii on the 1DX.

My name comes from the fact that I'm a star, a major big time star....and I live in the North.  So I played around for a while with StarNorth...and Storth...StarNorthmeister...$tar....starno.....StaNorminator....etc.  Then I had a revelation one day and "NorthStar" just came to me, like magic.  It was pretty cool because my Mom always told me how creative I was, and now I here I was, really doing it.   I probably should come clean about something though, my first inclination was to go with NorthStarMinatorMeisterRammaDamma....but I made a typo when I entered it into my profile and everything after NorthStar got deleted....and then a rerun of "Gilligan's Island" came on so I had to go. 

Anyway, that's how NorthStar came about.

Or... I grew up as a big fan of the Minnesota North Stars NHL team. (Pro Hockey team)

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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2013, 08:53:14 AM »
1255 = 12:55am. one hour after air france leaves los angeles for papeete, a flight i've been lucky enough to be on several times. and also 15 minutes into a delayed british airways flight to heathrow, a flight i was on for work, though most people wouldn't consider it work. regardless, i looked at my watch, realized i wanted the freedom to have chosen the air france flight instead, and made the decision to give it a go on my own. i've used 1255 as a name ever since.

avatar = a photograph of an artwork made by a friend, shot on x-ray film.

i prefer anonymity, and i enjoy abstraction.       

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« Reply #51 on: January 26, 2013, 08:53:14 AM »

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« Reply #52 on: January 26, 2013, 09:35:01 AM »
Rienzphotoz: Rien is the name ... its meant to read as Rien's Photos (i.e. the photos I make).
The avatar is Canon EOS 5D MK III with EF 24-105 f/4 L IS lens ... as I always carry them with me every single day, everywhere .... a few months ago it used to be 7D with 24-105 L
the quote under my name is just my way of saying "CHILL" to all the gearbators who keep arguing about Canon is better or Nikon is better etc
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« Reply #53 on: January 26, 2013, 09:43:19 AM »
Oh, BTW... my Avatar picture is my DSLR video rig. (I shoot lots of video). And the quote under my name is in Latin. Translated in English it states, "Anything said in Latin sounds profound."
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« Reply #54 on: January 26, 2013, 12:39:05 PM »
My name is Glenn.  I'm an audio engineer.

I try to use the same or a similar user name on any forums I'm a part of.  (AVID forum, Mac Rumors, etc.)... sometimes I use glennaudio....same thing.  I figured it would be a little more formal than my xBOX user name FoShizzle222...which has no meaning other than my birthday being 2/22

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« Reply #55 on: January 26, 2013, 01:09:23 PM »
My username is based on my fascination of hyphenated names, probably from watching too much Carson, Leno, Letterman, Pythons, et al, on late night television.  So, it is a combination of catwalker Heidi Klum, and former 3rd baseman for the Dodgers, Ron Cey, accompanied by a first name and middle initial which fit my level of talent.
All theories are wrong, but some are useful, eh?

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« Reply #56 on: January 26, 2013, 01:47:18 PM »
No Maserati, but to quote Joe Walsh "life's been good to me so far" = wellfed + my nationality. 

The photo is technically poor but it amuses me. One of my dogs (the male chocolate lab)  was sitting on my boat when one of my brother's dogs (a very domineering female) muscled in. My off-kilter sense of humour sees this as a harangued married man being told off by his wife. (But maybe I've just been married waaay too long...)



yes...i think you've nailed it!
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« Reply #57 on: January 26, 2013, 02:52:54 PM »
Last name inside my gear name. On other forums I also use: soMARYny, voMARYlvo, noMARYkia  :D :D
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« Reply #58 on: January 26, 2013, 07:11:24 PM »
I love cars, and have always loved musclecars. Back in high school and college, I made a habit out of destroying my friends four-cylinder Hondas and Mitsubishis with my V-8 Camaro. They called it the V8Beast, the name stuck, and it's made for a silly online handle over the years. Fortunately I've been able to make a career out of my hobby.

My avatar pic is just a piston and connecting rod assembly.   

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« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2013, 07:43:32 PM »
I love cars, and have always loved musclecars. Back in high school and college, I made a habit out of destroying my friends four-cylinder Hondas and Mitsubishis with my V-8 Camaro. They called it the V8Beast, the name stuck, and it's made for a silly online handle over the years. Fortunately I've been able to make a career out of my hobby.

My avatar pic is just a piston and connecting rod assembly.

I had a '75 El Camino back in the day.  Rebuilt it from the ground up.  My buddies that I did all this stuff with had a '65 Fastback Mustang and a '65 Chevy Pickup.  We did more to them than to mine.  We transformed the '65 Pickup into a V8 Beast that with 5 lug wheels, Posi-Trak, 1 ton granny low tranny, 3/4 springs and disc power brakes, stereo, captains' seats, multi-coat paint job, roll bar, big hand made front push bar/bumper, etc.  We learned everything by doing it ourselves and reading books.  Lots of junk yard visits.  We taught ourselves to paint, weld, mechanic, fabricate, etc.  Hard to imagine all the stuff we managed to accomplish without the Internet.  Not sure if I can find the bathroom without a Google search these days....  (Thank God for StreetView!!).

FWIW, I think photographing products and in this case, automotive parts like that piston-rod assembly is some of the most challenging photos to make look dramatic and three dimensional.  Love to see more cool pictures of forged pistons!  Vrrrooooom!
Yes, but what would  surapon  say ??  :D

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« Reply #59 on: January 26, 2013, 07:43:32 PM »