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11-12-2015, 05:16 PM   #20671
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Bloody cold last night. Had a short cycle race and it hailed. There's a new experience. Lycra does not seem to offer much protection from small hailstones!

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Nothing new here from me......I did discover some artificial cheddar cheese at Dollar General. Pretty cheap..... Maybe I'll try some with the $1.89 Shiraz I found there too?


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Classy!
The only thing that could improve on that would be to substitute some Mogen David 20/20 for the Shiraz.
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Bloody cold last night. Had a short cycle race and it hailed. There's a new experience. Lycra does not seem to offer much protection from small hailstones!
Oh man. Last time I cycled in a hailstorm was back in Finland, circa 1973 or so
edit: was on my ride, back home from school.
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Nothing new here from me......I did discover some artificial cheddar cheese at Dollar General. Pretty cheap..... Maybe I'll try some with the $1.89 Shiraz I found there too?


Regards!
Try what with the shiraz. Maybe use as a disinfectant after an accident. A practice from ancient times.

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Here in Dundee it's alright - strong gales and torrential rain for a couple of hours in the afternoon, but now it's just 'normal windy'. In other places it's been more extreme.

Some lunatic attempted Ben Nevis today via the Observatory gully - a route that in a Facebook post the Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team who had to get that genius down described as "On the scale of difficulty this route is certain death!"

Storm Abigail is expected to leave us tomorrow, but the remnants of Hurricane Kate are to follow - it's going to be a very wet weekend, and obviously I will spent it in the mountains. Or as we say in Scotland "There's no bad weather, just bad clothes."
Seems it is coming this way a bit too over the weekend.

Scotland, a place I should go sometime. Maybe mid winter with the family.

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And perhaps not a splendid day for them!
The word here for that seems to "smashing".

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I have been waiting for the announcement of the k3 for some time.Now that the camera is out and seeing the pics and seeing "ricoh on the back of the screen turns me off.Only a matter of time before we see Ricoh on the front of the camera.I think ricoh just shot themselves in the foot.My reasoning behind this is I make a living in photography.I shoot lots of weddings and It seems more people ask on what camera I'am using.I have had quite a few people turn me down because I shoot with pentax.They just know canon and nikon.I l was turned down on other major sporting events because I shoot with Pentax.This all happened a few years back and I will admit that some people are starting to recognize that pentax can keep up with the big guys.If Ricoh puts their name in front of the camera I feel it will throw them back to the dark ages..I'am quite happy with my k5s and all my pentax glass and will continue to shoot pentax,but hesitating to by new equiptment because of this matter.I do also own nikon and canon slr's but I'am a pentaxian and as long as it says Pentax on the front of the camera I'am happy.

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when i am shoot using k3, with my friend say, waooow pentax, it si good camera,
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Classy!
The only thing that could improve on that would be to substitute some Mogen David 20/20 for the Shiraz.


I have a friend who has some really, really bad memories associated with this beverage ...

He really does not remember; we just told him everything later, over and over again ...
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Scotland, a place I should go sometime. Maybe mid winter with the family.
My understanding is that would be just about any month of the year.


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From FB again ... fakes buns, now this ... mini-hats



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OK, OK, OK ... I have a confession to make.

I have succumbed again ... this was at the Nantes swap meet and the sirens got me.

I offered 10€, and the seller countered with 12€ ... so I succumbed and said "d'accord" ... then he threw the case in for free. Drats.

The meter is dead as I expected, but the 55/1.4 Tomioka otuA nonekiR is fine ... just suuuuuuuuper sloooooooow blades. But fine for a DSLR ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
OK, OK, OK ... I have a confession to make.

I have succumbed again ... this was at the Nantes swap meet and the sirens got me.

I offered 10, and the seller countered with 12 ... so I succumbed and said "d'accord" ... then he threw the case in for free. Drats.

The meter is dead as I expected, but the 55/1.4 Tomioka otuA nonekiR is fine ... just suuuuuuuuper sloooooooow blades. But fine for a DSLR ...
Too bad about the meter, though it is probably serviceable. The Copal Square shutter is probably fully functional even if the meter is not. Yours is the late version Singlex with the hociR riding bold and proud above the lens.

Two things about the Auto Rikenon 55/1.4:
  1. The rear element projects further than most and may be too much for some rear caps (knows from experience... )
  2. The big flat rear element may "ghost" highlights due to reflections off the sensor on a digital camera. There may also be a center hot spot due to the same.

The case looks pretty sad.


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I went online to check this thread and think of something funny or witty to write, but then I first stopped by the major news sources and now I am in no mood for banter any more ...
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I went online to check this thread and think of something funny or witty to write, but then I first stopped by the major news sources and now I am in no mood for banter any more ...
Likewise. Sad, strange world we live in. My thoughts are with our French friends.
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I went online to check this thread and think of something funny or witty to write, but then I first stopped by the major news sources and now I am in no mood for banter any more ...
Messed up situation alright... And an eye-opener!

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Beautiful response by all those world landmarks to light themselves in red, white and blue. Shades of France's Le Monde newspaper after the 9/11 attacks, declaring: "Today, we are all Americans."
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"Bonjour" all ...

Just a quick message to say that we here in Poitiers are safe. I have several friends in Paris that I need to contact today.

I was unaware of the situation until we turned on the radio while in bed this morning ... loss for words.

Thanks for all you kind thoughts. J
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