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01-13-2015, 10:53 PM   #13516
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QuoteOriginally posted by drypenn Quote
This thread failed me I've given in and ordered a K3. It should arrive by Monday or Tuesday.
It's working! The livE hociR's plan for world domination is picking up!

(just got my K-3 this week)

01-13-2015, 11:02 PM   #13517
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbope Quote
It's working! The livE hociR's plan for world domination is picking up!

(just got my K-3 this week)

Hahahaha!

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People, now we're getting dangerously close to where this thread started!

Be careful, or the almighty m0deRat0r will strike
01-13-2015, 11:15 PM   #13519
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People, now we're getting dangerously close to where this thread started!

Be careful, or the almighty m0deRat0r will strike

Thanks for the reminder!

Back to off-topic again!

01-13-2015, 11:24 PM   #13520
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It's hard to imagine that part of the world not having snow this time of year.
It's not that we don't have snow, we just have really terrible snow. Earlier this year, we had a big dump, but then it warmed up, rained, and we've since had a cold snap which means that the base is rock solid ice, currently covered by these cardboardy-windblown formations. Aaand it's currently -15-20ºC, windy and dry. Yay.
01-13-2015, 11:31 PM   #13521
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QuoteOriginally posted by cbope Quote
It's working! The livE hociR's plan for world domination is picking up! (just got my K-3 this week)
Well, I won't be contributing to the evil empire: just used the next few years of photo budget on a Siggy 150-500.
(I had trouble finding one in Oz and had to go to the faaaaar side of the country (Perth, 3500 kilometres away!)

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Talk to me about studded tyres: I've never heard of such things (We don't have any permanent snow - apart from a couple of very cold days each winter we keep all the white stuff up in the alpine areas).
Those travelling into the high country have to carry chains and fit them when appropriate.
PS the rubber things on wheels are Tyres not Tires - I get sick and TIRED of seeing advertisements from US companies (Cooper comes to mind) who use their own language in this English speaking country.
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No idea how they got to "bakkie", which means "small dish". Afrikaans stems from (mostly) Dutch with a bit of other languages thrown in, but the Dutch certainly do not use the word "bakkie" for a ute. (Utility vehicle)


I never saw "bakkie" before, but thought it has an English origin - "Back" for putting stuff in the back.
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'Baccy' is what hillbillies chew?

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
I never saw "bakkie" before, but thought it has an English origin - "Back" for putting stuff in the back.
"Bakkie" in Afrikaans can also mean small container or bowl, and I suspect that has been transferred to cars having a "bowl" in the back for carrying stuff.

We do have the same word in the form of "bakke" in Norwegian (not used about cars, though), so I expect you might find it in different variants in other Germanic languages.
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'Baccy' is what hillbillies chew?
I've never had a hillbilly chew the back of my pick-up truck, but then, strange things can happen in the deep South! (Note, I'm not saying South where!)
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we've even been known to have campfires on frozen lakes.
I don't know if that's supposed to sound enticing or intimidating.
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I don't know if that's supposed to sound enticing or intimidating.
There is no place colder than out on a frozen lake, so if there's one place you want to light a fire it's there. And it's perfectly safe. It takes a lot of energy to melt that much ice!

Unless the ice is too thin already, of course. But only ice fishers are that stupid. Darwin award nominees the whole lot of them.
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This thread failed me I've given in and ordered a K3. It should arrive by Monday or Tuesday.
Say 3 Hail Ricohs and 4 Our Takumars and all is forgiven.
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It's warmed up! It's now -32C. It was -35C when I got up this morning.

Just wanted to append a couple of informative maps for our Brother and Sisters Up Over. Of course, if we did move Australia over here, the whole centre of the United States would be desert surrounded by brush fires but what the heck.
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Say 3 Hail Ricohs and 4 Our Takumars and all is forgiven.
I'd say you are a tad too soft.
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