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05-07-2016, 05:38 PM - 1 Like   #26266
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I got mine on Friday.

When I opened the box, golden shafts of light and the sounds of a heavenly choir came out and filled the room!


Certainly reason to not buy a K3!

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So many people in our past days.... too many to recall all of them. I wonder about them and their futures.


Me too Jim.


All the time.




And if I could I would thank them all for enriching my life with their friendship.


Every last one of them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Certainly reason to not buy a K3!
The OP would say if we can save a single person in the world from buying one, we've led a life well-lived.

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This is what came instead of my K1....Mrs Rupert is happy, me...not so much.



If I had it this evening I could have tried out the ISO 6400 on Mama Raccoon. The K5IIs didn't do half bad.




Love that sizzling bacon shot......looks better than my dinner tonight....Vienna sausage and Velveeta on whole wheat.....it's not bacon, but it ain't bad!

Regards from the "still amateur".

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
And if I could I would thank them all for enriching my life with their friendship.


Every last one of them.
I know that I have a little part in me of all those that have stretched out a helping hand, a kind word, a promise of hope. Without them I would not be fit to dwell among others. So many.....so very many. Some of the little things turned out to make a huge difference in my life. I bet we are all like that more than we realize?

Regards!

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(Truth be told, sunrise is now at 5am, sunset at 9pm. Summer is coming )

I still like my food cooked, though, not pre-cooked
I have a friend in Anchorage, Alaska who is reporting similar day length. Despite the long days, it is still winter in many ways, however.


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Look at how the air spills over the Wings. Aren't wings amazing? No other part of an airplane is as functional and necessary as wings. Without them an airplane is nothing more than a tube, like a bus railway or subway car.
Obviously written by a fellow that builds wings...


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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
When I opened the box, golden shafts of light and the sounds of a heavenly choir came out and filled the room!


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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
The OP would say if we can save a single person in the world from buying one, we've led a life well-lived.
Another entry in that sage volume, "Sayings of the OP"...


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That's Birmingham Airport/BHX/EGBB, in the UK.



This one?


They also modified the wings, h-stab and vertical fin.

And swapped the engines out for bigger ones.

I think it has bigger tires and wheels too.


Birmingham seems like a place not to go. Actually, according to Google maps I can drive there is less than 2 hours, and the road is probably easier than going to Heathrow.



That is the one. When it was unveiled, at Taoyuan airport I was sent some pictures, including one of one of the seats for the honoured guests which had the name of someone I did some work with. (Not related to that project.)

There was also a link to a back story video. The design was done in Russia and the metalwork in the Evergreen workshops at Taoyuan. Plan was to build 5 to ship bits of 787.

747 wing was successful because of wind tunnel work Boeing did at, I think, 1/4 scale, in a wind tunnel they built about 1930 after Douglas got a leak of their 232 wing design when they had sent it to a wind tunnel lab in SoCal. The 232 was the first plane to have rounded external surfaces at the wing root. Got copied into the DC3. They said 'never again'. Eventually bought the competitor.

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I am a cheap bastard, only paying for 20MB cable connection (they give us 24 ) and it is not good enough for 4K content. Need about 30+ for Un-buffered. I refuse to pay for the 70 MB available...
Obviously the supplier knows what is needed for the different services and gives not enough for 4K in the cheap deal and the next deal enables two independent 4K services and leftover for browsing.

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This is what came instead of my K1....Mrs Rupert is happy, me...not so much.


Hey.


Happy wife.


Happy life.


Simple.




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I have a friend in Anchorage, Alaska who is reporting similar day length. Despite the long days, it is still winter in many ways, however.
Indeed. A week ago we had temperatures hovering around 0C and woke up to snow covering everything. Yesterday we hit 20C/70F, and it looks to go further up today. Summer is coming

Oh, and going from cold to hot* weather like that really makes spring explode - from bare branches to all-green in a couple of days.

*Anything above 20C is officially hot weather here.
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Just dropped by to see what a Pentax Professional Photographer looks like, guess I'll have to wait another day. (sigh)
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Just dropped by to see what a Pentax Professional Photographer looks like, guess I'll have to wait another day. (sigh)
I'm a bit worried about Rupert, to be honest, Rob.

Listless waiting for this K-1, hasn't touched his bacon, ennui has set in.

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I'm a bit worried about Rupert, to be honest, Rob.

Listless waiting for this K-1, hasn't touched his bacon, ennui has set in.
I wouldn't go far as to call him a eunuch...........oh wait....coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
... I got mine on Friday.

When I opened the box, golden shafts of light and the sounds of a heavenly choir came out and filled the room!
Sure that someone didn't kick you in the head ... ?!

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