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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 1 Day Ago  
What happened to this lens fa* 250-600
Posted By RichardS
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That's my vote. The original owner's SO realised that he or she was about to be photographed in flagrante delicto with an alternate SO and went postal.

Either that or the lens wasn't properly mounted on the tripod and fell onto some rocks.
Forum: General Talk 11-11-2017, 09:50 PM  
Question for native english speaker
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 13
Views: 401
Here in Australia, it's known as a Kris Kringle.
Forum: General Talk 11-10-2017, 12:15 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 3,419
Views: 279,964
Did you know that Bones Hillman played upright bass with Elizabeth Cook for a few years? Here he is with Elizabeth Cook and Tim Carroll in Heroin Addict Sister














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If you want rough around the edges ... maybe not with these guys :lol: Let us not forget the most successful Australian band ever. They were huge in the 1960s, gave Paul Simon his first songwriting success, beat out the Beatles and rolled all over the Rolling Stones. The Seekers. Back in the days when people could actually play live without Auto-Tune. And they used 12-string guitars. Title track from the film.
















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Forum: Pentax K-3 11-08-2017, 02:21 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 41,953
Views: 1,444,545
Wow! I remember Lacie. What a little cutie she was. Are you still in touch?
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-08-2017, 12:54 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 41,953
Views: 1,444,545
Stacking up a big pile of rocks has never worked and they do not last a thousand years. The structures fell down. What did last thousands of years were iron age fortifications. They have eroded a bit, but they are still there. When I was 9 or 10, I used to play around Hengistbury Head near Mudeford in Hampshire. It was a Stone Age and Bronze Age settlement. OK, their houses have fallen down, but their fortifications are still there. Bits of it are over 14,000 years old.

Successful early builders, think Egyptian pyramids or medieval cathedrals, worked out by trial and error what worked and what didn't work. Their buildings didn't fall down. They eventually worked out why they didn't fall down. How long did it take for medical people to work out infection control?

I lived for a while in a reasonably modern house, built around 1600, and it was always warm in winter and cool in summer.

Regards,
Richard.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-07-2017, 11:44 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 41,953
Views: 1,444,545
I had a kidney removed in March this year and, for the first 24 hours after the op, had a patient-controlled morphine pump. It would only give me a squirt every 5 minutes (or was it ten minutes? My memory of that time is not 100%). I tried not to use it unless I really needed it and had only given myself about 5 or 6 squirts. At about hour 22, a nurse checked on me and told me that "The Catheter" and a drip were going to be removed in about an hour and she noticed that I hadn't used the morphine much. She advised me that It might be a good idea to have a few squirts before the catheter was removed.

So I did.

I can tell you, Rupert, that it is seriously good stuff. :cool:;):lol:

Regards,
Richard.
Forum: Pentax K-3 11-07-2017, 07:40 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 41,953
Views: 1,444,545
Sad and shocking news, Jim. I thought that you were indestructible. Please keep the stories coming as long as possible.
Forum: General Talk 11-04-2017, 12:47 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 3,419
Views: 279,964
Trish usually puts some music on around 5:00pm. Her mother had rubella and Trish was born deaf (mostly). She has 30% hearing in one ear, zero in the other ear, and had to go to the deaf school to learn how to speak. Hearing aids are getting better. Since she got the latest one, she can actually hear the music instead of a vaguely nice up and down sound. She's taken over the hi-fi. And when she puts something on, it's usually at one third volume on the amp (aka "loud"). I'm in our office which is 1.5 floors above the main living area.

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and other tracks on the album. If you don't know who he is but you think that you've seen him before, he was in the Yothu Yindi band.














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with lots of his cousins. I was about to type "his sisters and his cousins and his aunts" - but I don't think that he was the captain of the Pinafore.

Gurrumul played with Skinnyfish. Where you can get joys like this














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Lovely voice.

I've also been listening to Bella Betts.














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I've been passionate about encouraging and helping young people to achieve their dreams. I became a bit vocal about it when I was 28 or 29 and managing an IT project with around 6 or 7 teams. So when I see a bunch of old guys helping a young girl achieve her dreams, I want to give them a tick. :D

I listen to good stuff :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 11-03-2017, 11:13 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 13,101
Views: 1,129,770
Wow! Love the shot.
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2017, 01:57 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
Those boots are very butch. They're almost lumberjack boots ;)

Next door's Stihl is about 25 years old. 12" bar, I think. Could be 14". Still going strong. Needs a new chain. He takes it to the local chainsaw service guy. $20 for a service including sharpening. Not worth buying the tools and doing it badly. Better to get a professional to do it.

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Wow. You had some choices that we didn't have. My "high" school was a single-sex, selective entry, boarding school in England. We were all expected to go to university. We had to do something non-academic in first year, age 13. I did printing, which in those days was hand-set type.

I only got into sewing at age 19 when my girlfriend wanted a new dress for a party and her mother didn't have the time to make it. I followed a pattern and her mother taught me. One benefit was that there were no objections from her mother when my girlfriend was unclothed in my presence. She wore the dress to the party and she looked fantastic. I had modified the pattern a bit to emphasize her best bits. :lol:
Forum: General Talk 10-21-2017, 01:43 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
It's all very worrying as you get older. Things can bite you. My radial arm mitre saw is still active, but the electric planer and the belt sander have gone.

We moved from suburbia in Melbourne to Nelson Bay and we have big trees that drop branches that have to be cut up. I need a chainsaw. I'm familiar with petrol/gas powered chainsaws, but I can't see myself using one when I'm 80 and two-stroke engines are going to be banned anyway, so I bought a battery powered Stihl 36V model. It's got enough power for what I need to do and I've got really butch work boots. :lol:

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Why weren't the females compelled to take the same courses? Are they weak little creatures that need to be protected? Grump. The boys should be taught to sew too. Very useful skill if e.g. you move into a new apartment and have to make curtains.

My new Stihl only has a 12" bar. That's big enough for what I need to do. 12" is long enough for domestic happiness.
Forum: General Talk 10-19-2017, 12:01 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 730
Views: 53,979
Good stuff :lol: However, I must come to the defence of the humble vice grip. If you're driving up a mountain road to get to a ski resort, you're past the bitumen, it's late evening, there's no one else around and it's before cell phones, and your engine stops because the bolt that holds the distributor in place when the timing is set has fractured, you might be able to use a vice grip to hold the distributor in place. I did :lol: You'll need a timing light, of course.
Forum: General Talk 10-18-2017, 11:26 PM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
Your new table saw is probably not the best thing to demonstrate after a few glasses of wine. :lol:

Band saws can be dangerous too. I've had a couple of close misses.

How about hand-held electric planers? I worked with a guy years ago who had one finger that was shorter than standard. He'd managed to curl the finger under and into the cutting area while he was putting the tool down onto the bench. He said that he knew something was probably not OK when a pink mist flew into the air.

I bought a new chainsaw a month ago. I hope there won't be any "amusing" stories to post here. :lol:
Forum: General Talk 10-18-2017, 01:15 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By RichardS
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I put the Samsung 960 Pro NVMe M.2 512GB SSD in the PC I built a few months ago. It's the C drive. Lightning fast :D
Forum: General Talk 10-15-2017, 01:26 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 3,419
Views: 279,964
I've been listening to a lot of Molly Tuttle.














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Also Annie Staninec. She has a lot of fun playing music














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Albert Lee continues to entertain me 40 years after this.














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That was Emmylou and the Hot Band including Rodney Crowell and Emory Gordy. Hank Devito, Glen D Hardin and John Ware. The quality on this clip is really bad, but it shows just how good he is laying down an over dub. He tunes one of the strings while he's playing and doesn't miss a beat.














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I've just discovered Lindsay Lou from her duets with Molly Tuttle.














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Check out the dobro player :D

I'm still in love with Jamie Lynn from the Hillbilly Gypsies.














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Forum: General Talk 10-14-2017, 11:48 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 3,419
Views: 279,964
He made some sales here. Couldn't stand his politics.
Forum: General Talk 10-14-2017, 01:57 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
It's not an official service, but the cheapest, most efficient test I know is to walk around down town. If there are pretty girls in the vicinity, you'll soon know whether it works or not.
Forum: General Talk 10-14-2017, 12:18 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
Back in the good old days (1970s and early 1980s) when numbers mattered, the quality of hi-fi gear was measured by RMS watts and Peak watts and the quality of the sound was irrelevant. So it was with drills, and that lead to the question "is it a genuine 1/2" drill or is it a 3/8" drill with a 1/2" chuck.

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Very interesting. Thanks for the info.

I've never needed a specialised drill like you've described, but I have needed to drill accurate holes using a hand-held drill. Most of the holes were 3/16" or 1/4" into aluminium masts or booms for attaching fittings with monel pop-rivets. The difficult bit comes when you need to drill out monel pop-rivets to replace a fitting. If your drill bit is not very sharp and hard, you'll end up with an enlarged hole in the mast, etc. Which is not good. Your average hardware store high-speed steel drill bit would not drill through a monel rivet, even if you took it easy (no more than one second of drilling followed by 30 seconds of down-time waiting for the drill bit to cool down). You could go through 3 or 4 bits to drill out one rivet. And you'd end up with an enlarged hole.

The very best drill bits I've ever had were given to me by a friend who worked for a bearings company. They were designed to drill into the rollers of bearings for ore crushers. The rollers were around 15cm (6") diameter and 45cm (18") length. They were made of very, very hard steel.

I made a lot of clean holes with those drill bits.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 10-13-2017, 11:36 PM  
Show me a Sign! Billboards,sign,bus ads,shop signs go here!
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 4,031
Views: 302,952
Seems like a good place to visit :D

Forum: General Talk 10-11-2017, 02:22 AM  
What is the best drill bit? (Sarcasm )
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 269
Views: 5,799
The best drill bit is a sharp one.
Forum: Pentax K-1 10-08-2017, 10:53 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 13,101
Views: 1,129,770
One of the guys I knew at uni, Merlin Hay Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll - Wikipedia, was descended from that mob. We did supervisions together and we had the occasional quiet little drink. I liked that the title could pass from his grandfather to his mother and then to him. Women had rights. They did it differently in Scotland :D
Forum: Lens Clubs 10-08-2017, 10:02 PM  
DA* Club
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 4,804
Views: 633,278
Same here, Michael. I bought my 50-135 second-hand in April 2009. I loved it so much that I bought my 16-50 new from B&H three months later. Both lenses spent a lot of time on the front of my K200D and K-5. I tried them on my K-1 last year, but I got obsessed with FF lenses. I brought my 50-135 out of retirement about a month ago to discover that the SDM was 99% dead. It had been getting a bit slow and hit-and-miss in late 2015/early 2016. My 16-50's SDM is still 100% (fingers crossed, touch wood, etc.) I sent my 50-135 off to CR Kennedy (Australia's Pentax importer) for some TLC. It wasn't the first one they'd heard of :lol: I should get it back in about a week.
Forum: Pentax K-3 09-27-2017, 01:29 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 41,953
Views: 1,444,545
I always thought that you were a big softie, Rupert, and this has given me more ammo. How can it be that a person in the richest country in the world can be turned away when she tries to buy the drugs that she or a member of her family needs to keep them alive (for all we know). It's unconscionable. Uh Oh. If I say any more, I'll probably get pinged and banned.

It must be possible to devise a system where everyone is covered for prescription drugs. Poor people and pensioners get them for free. The rest of the population gets them with a co-payment. Doctors are monitored for over-prescribing, but they can always get an authority to go over the limit with a short phone call. It's very simple. Aaaaaagh!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-14-2017, 08:26 PM  
Post photos of snakes and other reptiles here
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 360
Views: 41,119
The next-door neighbour phoned a snake catcher who said that the snake is not aggressive and is very good for keeping the rat and mice population down. Your suggestion makes sense :lol:. We've decided to let it be unless it becomes a nuisance. If it does, we'll have it relocated.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 09-14-2017, 04:58 PM  
Post photos of snakes and other reptiles here
Posted By RichardS
Replies: 360
Views: 41,119
This one isn't venomous like the eastern brown and the king brown just above. Even so, I wasn't game to get any closer. Our neighbour knocked on our front door and told me to come and have a look at what was in the tree between our houses. I was expecting a Koala :lol: I had my A 35-105mm f3.5 lens on my K-1 and I found it very difficult to focus on the irregular pattern. I'm guessing that it's 2 metres long. A real beauty.



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