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08-31-2014, 09:45 AM   #10066
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... Then again, it would probably be the only 67 I will ever own
Never say "never" ... and there's always the lottery!

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Never say "never" ... and there's always the lottery!
I suppose my chances of winning the lottery is more zero than slim, given that I don't pay. But should I win anyway I think a 645 would be closer than a 67.

Talking of lotteries, a friend of mine claims there is a 50 % chance of winning; either you win or you don't.

No, he doesn't shoot Pentax.
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That's sooo last century.
Well I am a bit of a Throwback.

I don't use pre-packaged shaving suds from an aerosol can either. I use a mug and a brush, like this:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Racer X 69 Quote
Well I am a bit of a Throwback.

I don't use pre-packaged shaving suds from an aerosol can either. I use a mug and a brush, like this:
Nah, that's just common sense. Like mounting a Tak on your K-3 K-5IIs.

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Why don't we digress for few pages to say why we won't by a KS-1 for a change???
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Why don't we digress for few pages to say why we won't by a KS-1 for a change???
Why? Does it carry the mark of the hociR?

Bling-bling is just cool!
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Racer, I'm with you on the flip-unsmart-phone.
Mine must be 5 years old now and still going.
When I bought it the salesman (you'd call him a clerk?) was about to show me how to use it's features: I cut him short and explained I wanted to (occasionally) make calls and receive calls!
I'm not into this convergent technology caper - a phone is a phone, a camera is a camera, a computer is a... well perhaps that ruins the theory a little.
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72, avenue des Gobelins, Paris ... an Internet rumor has it that a free K-3 can be won if one can guess the correct number of lenses in the store. Be careful if you visit, one cannot enter the store due to the pile/mountain of gear on the floor ... xpost











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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote
72, avenue des Golbins, Paris ... an Internet rumor has it that a free K-3 can be won if one can guess the correct number of lens in the store. Be careful if you visit, one cannot enter the store due to the pile/mountain of gear on the floor ... xpost

Heaven ...
Dang...

Next flight is in 5 minutes.

Nope, can't make it.

Ok, 1.5 hours, then.

72 Ave des Golbins you said?
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Dang...

Next flight is in 5 minutes.

Nope, can't make it.

Ok, 1.5 hours, then.

72 Ave des Golbins you said?
Oops ... typo !!! 72, avenue des Gobelins - in the 13th "arrondissement" - Metro line n7 - Station = Les Gobelins or Place d'Italie - between the two stations, but closer at Les Gobelins ... sea ya thar' !

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Sucked for me today too. I got confirmation that I have celiac disease....
Ugh, went there, did that, my sympathies. They thought I might have it there for a while. Turned out not, diet didn't do a thing for me, but a year I was on a gluten free diet. I still have foul memories of it. Things are better now, more options and better tasting gluten free stuff out there, but still never again. I was absolutely miserable...
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QuoteOriginally posted by savoche Quote
IP67, sure, but the size of an aircraft carrier.
True on the size. It is more of a handheld computer than a phone. I do like the Ultra power saver mode, estimated max standby time of 12 days with fully charged battery.
And that will help keep me away from livE hociR, at least for now...
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Ugh, went there, did that, my sympathies. They thought I might have it there for a while. Turned out not, diet didn't do a thing for me, but a year I was on a gluten free diet. I still have foul memories of it. Things are better now, more options and better tasting gluten free stuff out there, but still never again. I was absolutely miserable...
Recently got confirmation (DNA test) that I have hereditary hemochromatosis ("HH" in the jargon) -- genetic defect that interferes with normal iron absorption, causes one form of "iron overload". Long story short, the hematologist said to me, "when I started practicing medicine 38 years ago, there was one, and only one, treatment for this. Today, 38 years later, there's still one, and only one, treatment for it..." So I have had biweekly blood draws (the one later today marks a half-gallon) since mid-July. I'll know in a couple of weeks how much longer that has to continue... I was fortunate to have my internist suspect it and order the tests, got confirmation of the diagnosis before the iron level in my liver and other organs reached toxic levels. But I will have to have periodic bloodlettings for the rest of my life, hopefully not more often than about once every 3-6 months.

But the local blood supply is thereby enhanced for victims when Tokyo is destroyed. Take that, livE hociR!
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We are in debt.

Our freedom.

Bought with Julie's blood.



(That said, HH sounds like one more thing I should be thankful for not suffering from...)
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We are in debt.

Our freedom.

Bought with Julie's blood.



(That said, HH sounds like one more thing I should be thankful for not suffering from...)
HH turns out to be the most common genetic defect in Caucasians of northern European (read Nordic and Celtic) heritage. Something like 1 in 12 people of that ancestry carries one copy of the mutation. (who knew?!) Not everyone who inherits a copy from each parent will go on to develop HH (nobody knows exactly why), but most folks homozygous for it (one mutant gene from each parent) do, eventually develop it. Typically not diagnosed until middle age or later, early symptoms are vague. Caught early and treated (the fancy name for the dates with vampires is "therapeutic phlebotomy"), prognosis is good. <whew>

And the FDA allows HH blood donations to be used for transfusions, so there will be plenty for everybody...
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