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02-25-2009, 08:49 PM   #1
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What's the origin of your PF Username?

Just a bit of fun and it'll give us a chance to get to know each other better.

How did you decide upon your Username?


Mine is a play on words really. US GIs who were based in Britain were known as 'Damn Yanks' There was a movie about that, one of Richard Gere's first. It was called 'Yanks' and the slogan on the posters was 'Overpaid, over sexed and over here'. The American GIs came to Britain and they had Gum and Nylons, chocolate and other exotic things that just weren't available to the Brits.

So I am now living in the Us and I am a 'Damn Brit' and now I am er, well, I'm Over Here. I don't know where the Overpaid and Over Sexed part went wrong.

02-25-2009, 08:56 PM   #2
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self explanatory
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A co-worker once called me "Super K" (K for Kyle) and I said, "it's Special K", thinking of the breakfast cereal (or special ed - I forget, exactly).

When I signed up for this and another forum, I thought it was sort of clever, and with the Pentax K mount, a subtle reference to those in the know.
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Somewhat obscure Star Wars character. Started using back in '98 when I couldn't think of anything better at the time and it just kinda stuck.

As to the avatar, pretty self explanatory Phantoms Hockey - A Spirited Website

02-25-2009, 09:18 PM   #5
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Quite boring, mine is.
Short for my full name.
So it's easy for people to remember what I'm called.
At least I *think* it is...
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"Yeah, monochromatic - like without beauty."

My thirtieth college reunion was spring 2007 - I joined here February 2008.

In college I spent a good deal of my time studying math. Now I believe math is perfect - if the algorithm is proven, the output is always determined by the inputs (the result is always determined by the variables).

One evening in the Phi Delt house basement I was part of a beery, sophomoric philosophical discussion of life. I argued AGAINST the unfairness of chance - that chance does not exist, that in fact, circumstances are merely some of the inputs that determine the outcomes of life (along with choices, work, etc.).

Somebody got really frustrated and accused me of having a black and white view of life. Somebody else chimed in, "Yeah, monochromatic - like, without beauty." (Lout - if he only knew, right Javier!)

Forevermore I was "monochrome," as in, "Hey. monochrome!! Let's go to Poe's!" and I'd say, "Nah, Bird Man, I gotta study. Have fun."
(Poe's, as in Edgar Allen Poe's, a dark, smoky, loud college bar.)
At reunion I was reminded of my first real Call Sign.

I thought it fit.





That's probably part of why on the balance of gear vs. art I'm way to the gear side.

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my name is jeremy, therefore jezza is a common nickname for ppl such as myself

also, my first forum joining way back in the day was to a car forum (ausrotary) and i had just bought a 323, so jezza323 it is on all forums everywhere, lol
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Just took my usual Unix login Id and threw 999 on there. My dpreview handle has a more interesting story, although maybe only interesting to me.

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Mines a car I own (1970 Monaro, HG is the series). Joined a car forum (1997 I believe) and everyone used their cars as their usernames, so I did too. Been using it ever since.
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'cause I'm a dumbass, and Mark was already taken... If I could change it I would... Evertime I see it I think of Conan O'brian with a flashlight under his chin.... "In the year Two-thooousand"

I would like to change my user name to.... to.... to.... crap... nevermind.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Now I believe math is perfect - if the algorithm is proven, the output is always determined by the inputs (the result is always determined by the variables).
I need another beer after reading this


No one can guess mine
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QuoteOriginally posted by ryan s Quote
I need another beer after reading this
Hypothesis: The beauty of a photograph is determined by the qualities of the photographer, not the quality of the gear.

Chemical properties of film = constant;
Physical properties of glass = constant;
Mechanical properties of camera = constant;

[IF]
Input = (photographer)
[THEN]
Output = (photograph)
[ELSE]
SMC-P FA31mm f/1.8 Limited
[ENDIF]

It's not the camera.

Math is perfect.

Q.E.D.


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02-26-2009, 12:24 AM   #14
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Chemical properties of film = constant;
Physical properties of glass = constant;
Mechanical properties of camera = constant;

[IF]
Input = (photographer)
[THEN]
Output = (photograph)
[ELSE]
SMC-P FA31mm f/1.8 Limited
[ENDIF]

It's not the camera.

Math is perfect.

Q.E.D.


Your equation is based on assumptions.
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Cool idea Gary...

The direct reason for my username here is that I kept it when I migrated over from DPR. Over there I had it for several years in the Pentax Forum (for my old Optio - not the SLR forum so much). It's a play on 'telephoto' and the fact that I'm a helicopter pilot by trade.

QuoteOriginally posted by Jodokast96 Quote
Somewhat obscure Star Wars character. Started using back in '98 when I couldn't think of anything better at the time and it just kinda stuck.

As to the avatar, pretty self explanatory Phantoms Hockey - A Spirited Website
Yeah, I know what you mean there. I've got that in a couple other forums where I'm "Hiro Protagonist" from the Neal Stephenson book snowcrash (though I'm not half black and half Japanese nor am I the greatest swordsman ). I always hate coming up with user names... In a couple other forums I'm "P6SMSKC", and navcom can tell you what that means if he shows up in this thread .

QuoteOriginally posted by jsherman999 Quote
Just took my usual Unix login Id and threw 999 on there. My dpreview handle has a more interesting story, although maybe only interesting to me.
Great Jay, now all we need are kids names (passwords ) and we can hack your systems.

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