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09-01-2014, 11:50 AM   #10081
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
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...
I hope I don't develop it, then. I gave up being a blood donor due to my borderline low blood values - it's no fun when the vampires don't want your blood more than half the time! I'm certainly no doc - I never even understood how my my blood values could be too low (for donating) when, at the same time, they said my iron levels were good...

Which means I can't buy a bloody K-3 anytime soon, right?

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Does HH mean that the medieval doctors were onto something?
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Does HH mean that the medieval doctors were onto something?
Maybe so. Nobody was buying K3s back then, that's for sure.
09-01-2014, 12:30 PM   #10084
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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











Heaven ...
IS that a trap made by Goblins to entice humans into their lair? I am very suspicious,

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It is today 100 years since the last passenger pigeon, Martha, died. 50 years previous to that there were perhaps as many as 5 billion passenger pigeons. From the ever trusty Wikipedia: "One flock in 1866 in southern Ontario was described as being 1 mi (1.5 km) wide and 300 mi (500 km) long, took 14 hours to pass, and held in excess of 3.5 billion birds."

I'm sure there still would be passenger pigeons around had it not been for the restlessness among the masses waiting for Pentax to produce an FF DSLR!

Umm, and that's plenty of reason not to buy a K-3!
09-01-2014, 02:04 PM   #10086
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QuoteOriginally posted by OrchidJulie Quote
But the local blood supply is thereby enhanced for victims when Tokyo is destroyed. Take that, livE hociR!
I like the positive spin! Two thumbs up!!
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72, avenue des Gobelins, Paris
SWEET!! Good thing there is nothing like that here, I would never be at home!!
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All that "blood letting" had a purpose for sure.
And the Galaxy S5 in AUTO can take this. No need for hociR.
edit: tonight's dinner is baby-backs...

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We are saved! Toronto's Woodbine racetrack is running the Hocir Mile. Saw the ad on television. One million dollar stake and free sunglasses for each fan. So I checked the Woobine web-site. No mention at all about free K3's. Hitting the Hocir button took me to Hocir.ca. No mention of K3's there either. Checked the button for "Products" and it turns out that Hocir just makes copiers and printers and stuff. Not a camera in the bunch. HociR has forgotten us and all is well! (I wonder if the sunglasses have an AA filter?)

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Good news!
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I wonder if the sunglasses have an AA filter?
An anti alcohol filter?? A necessary addition to any race fan!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ex Finn. Quote
All that "blood letting" had a purpose for sure.
And the Galaxy S5 in AUTO can take this. No need for hociR.
edit: tonight's dinner is baby-backs...
I'd rather me take that!
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don't buy a K3, it's very stressful.

it reacts to shadows very differently than my K5iis. It's unforgiving of poor lenses. It shows you every flaw you have a photographer.
it punishes you for poor technique in action photos. the noise that's not really noise, drive you nuts when pixel peeping.
you quickly realize your monitor is not enough pixels. you quickly realize your computer is too slow and your HD too small.

don't buy a K3, it's all so very stressful.
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I'm going to be way too busy putting little tiny crystals on my Oly's to buy a K-3. FYI, this is the first time I've ever worked with the real ones and it's a lot harder than using the press on resin ones. I tried a couple to practice last night? Not for the faint of heart, or for people who's hands shake. This is one tedious little craft project...
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Noooooooooooo... !!! (hociR FB page)

Nothing here matches my wardrobe ... and I hate Goth, so that's why I not getting a K-3.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jean Poitiers Quote

Noooooooooooo... !!! (hociR FB page)

Nothing here matches my wardrobe ... and I hate Goth, so that's why I not getting a K-3.
What?

Are you trying to tell me ol' Johnny would've bought a K-3???

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