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01-28-2014, 10:02 AM   #3946
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Now if Pentax was bought out by Peterbilt, I would buy all their stuff!!!
Then your camera would look like this.



And looking through the viewfinder might look a bit like this.



With a little fisheye to see who is sneakin' up on ya!



Then you would not need a K3!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote

And looking through the viewfinder might look a bit like this.
I-5 Vancouver northbound on the rise just shy of the 78th street exit?


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I-5 Vancouver northbound on the rise just shy of the 78th street exit?


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I think so. Right were Main Street passes over the 5.

It was last December, just before Christmas. I had finished my last OTR run for the year and didn't have enough time to make another, as I was taking my annual vacation over the holidays. I asked the Mother Ship to give me some local work. They sent me to the Port of Tacoma to pick up a huge compressor (28,000lbs) that had come over from Belgium, and was bound for Intel out by Hillsboro. Actually there were two. Another driver picked up the other.

The compressor is in the big wooden crate in this picture.



Also, my truck needed to go to the dealership for some work, so the shop had me make a temporary move to the Pete, which is a "pool" truck.

On top of the truck swap the load could have been picked up, delivered and had me back home in my own bed in one day. But the riggers at the Intel campus (it was a drop that required a crane to unload) insisted it be delivered at 7am, so we picked up at the port then drove to Jubitz and camped out.

The morning of the delivery I got up at o'dark thirty, showered, had a nice breakfast, then rolled out. As I was getting on the 5 the low air buzzer went off.

Great.

I barely off the freeway (I refuse to stop on busy interstates) at Delta Park, at the entrance to the road course, and had a look. There were no obvious signs of an air leak. My suspicion was the air compressor went legs up.

Sure enough, that was the problem.

So after the other driver delivered he came back and we swapped trailers and I waited for road service to come out and r&r the compressor.

Meanwhile, it was freezing all day, I had no way to keep warm, I didn't have my truck which has an APU, refrigerator/freezer, and is well stocked with food.

It was about 4 in the afternoon when the repairs finally were done and I could get rolling.

Oh, and there was no place to pee either.

What a trip.

And when I got back to the yard my truck was still sitting where I had left it.

I was pissed.

And that is yet another reason why I will not get a K3.
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APU? Armored personnel unit for quail collisions? Alternative Pentax User?

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APU? Armored personnel unit for quail collisions? Alternative Pentax User?
APU is like a generator. It provides power for stuff, like the refrigerator if you have a cab with a little camper/sleeper chamber.
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APU? Armored personnel unit for quail collisions? Alternative Pentax User?
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APU is like a generator. It provides power for stuff, like the refrigerator if you have a cab with a little camper/sleeper chamber.
What dansamy said.

Auxiliary Power Unit.

Provides 110 volt power, heat and air conditioning. All the comforts of home.
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Ah, also a place for an Alternative Pentax User. And a refrig for cheese.
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APU = Automated Possum Unit - in the event the power goes out, it runs over itself!

How's the weather, @dansamy? Looks like southern Alabama is catching the worst of it. It's all to the north/south/east/west of us so far.

My K-5II is itchin' for some snow pix (which is why I won't buy a K-3).

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... These are the kinds of things you think about during French class. ...
I remember thinking many weird things in French class ... and now French class is almost always 24/7 for me ... and we had a Laurie, too ... a "friend" on FB now. Such a small (electronic) world now we live in now ... and is just me, or does anyone else think that the FB term and procedure of "poke" is a bit lewd ... my wife pokes me a lot ... J

Another reason not to get a K-3, no "anti-poke FB shield" firmware update has been released ...

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How's the weather, @dansamy? Looks like southern Alabama is catching the worst of it. It's all to the north/south/east/west of us so far.
Freezing rain and sleet right now. Still possibly snow later. In other words, it sucks generally. Especially because we don't have the sorts of winter weather equipment that's found in the north.
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my wife pokes me a lot
I'd ask how that works but then again I won't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Then your camera would look like this.
FULL FRAME!!!!!!

QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Auxiliary Power Unit.
Too bad it's not for Phasers , and Photon Torpedoes!!! Wouldn't that be great for the idiots that cut you off!!

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procedure of "poke" is a bit lewd ... my wife pokes me a lot
It's ok as long as you're married!

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Freezing rain and sleet right now. Still possibly snow later. In other words, it sucks generally. Especially because we don't have the sorts of winter weather equipment that's found in the north
CAR HOCKEY!!!
I don't like ice and we are used to it! So you must be really hating it!! Although ski Alabama does have a ring to it!
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Although ski Alabama does have a ring to it!
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That's ok. My husband said if it snows, we can move to Aruba. Come on, snow! Mama wants to move to the tropics!
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That's ok. My husband said if it snows, we can move to Aruba. Come on, snow! Mama wants to move to the tropics!
How about an anti Ricoh pro Pentax tropical retreat for people refusing to buy a(or another) K-3!! We can all sit around the pool expounding on our reasons and sipping refreshing fruity drinks!!! Personally I think I look awesome in a Hawaiian shirt!! Too bad I don't tan!!
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