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Forum: General Talk 1 Day Ago  
The Joke Thread
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 2,430
Views: 191,304
Maybe has been posted here before....

Murphy showed up at Mass one Sunday and the priest almost fell down when he saw him. He'd never been to church in his life.

After Mass, the priest caught up with him and said, "Murphy, I am so glad ya decided to come to Mass. What made ya come?"

Murphy said, "I got to be honest with you Father, a while back, I misplaced me hat and I really, really love that hat. I know that McGlynn had a hat just like mine and I knew he came to church every Sunday. I also knew that he had to take off his hat during Mass and figured he would leave it in the back of the church. So, I was going to leave after Communion and steal McGlynn's hat."

The priest said, "Well, Murphy, I notice that ya didn't steal McGlynn's hat. What changed your mind?"

Murphy replied, "Well, after I heard your sermon on the 10 Commandments I decided that I didn't need to steal McGlynn's hat after all."

With a tear in his eye the priest gave Murphy a big smile and said, "After I talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Steal' ya decided you would rather do without your hat than burn in hell, hey?"

Murphy slowly shook his head. "No, Father, after ya talked about 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery' I remembered where I left me hat."
Forum: General Photography 3 Days Ago  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By 35mmfilmfan
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
All seven images are very similar - maybe if you run them through quickly, it'll look like a video.
Forum: General Talk 6 Days Ago  
Ok, who enjoys a good " cuppa " and what makes a good " cuppa " [ of tea ] any way ?
Posted By BigMackCam
Replies: 103
Views: 1,683
I generally can't drink tea or coffee with sugar, honey or sweetener. I want to taste the tannins in the tea, and the slight bitterness in the coffee. Then again, I can't stand most dessert wines, either, unless they're very carefully paired with certain desserts - but then, I'm not really one for sweet desserts... usually, I go for the cheese board :p I could gulp down a sweet tea after a long walk in rough weather, if I was tired and needed perking up - but it would be for the restorative effect rather than enjoyment. Otherwise, give me a well-brewed tea with a splash of (ideally full-fat) milk, and absolutely no sugar...
Forum: General Photography 03-16-2020, 01:21 AM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By 35mmfilmfan
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
I've messaged the seller, complimenting them on the quality of the pictures, but suggesting that images of the actual items might be a good idea !

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Listing ended - 'item no longer available' (whatever it actually was).

Further update :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-digital-camera-faulty-for-spares-repairs/1...0AAOSwzIVZdias

Back again, still no info

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He also seems to have an accomplice with the same ideas :

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pentax-digital-camera-faulty-for-spares-repairs/2....c100167.m2940

The aroma of Rattus norvegicus is wafting into my nostrils.
Forum: General Talk 03-11-2020, 03:04 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 2,430
Views: 191,304
Today, the Marriage Councillor suggested that I treat my wife like we used to do when we were going out, before marriage.

So, tonight I'm taking her to Burger King and after that we'll do the dirty in the car and then I'm dropping her off at her mother's.
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2020, 12:02 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By camera_nut
Replies: 2,430
Views: 191,304
I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed
to PASS the guy. I was riding on one of those really, really
twisting sections of mountain road with no straight sections to
speak of and where most of the bends have warning signs that
say "MAX SPEED 50 KPH".

I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those
big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where
handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.

I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could
catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and
cornering. Three corners later, I was on his mudguard. Catching him
was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.

Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the
mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly
got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd
manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but
when we came out he'd get on the throttle and out-power me. His
horsepower was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me
more determined than ever.

My only hope was to out-brake him. I held off squeezing the lever
until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an
instant I was by him. Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of
his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before
the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.

But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I
stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the bottom of the
canyon, he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see
him in my rear-view mirror.

Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles
before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I
was no match for that kind of horsepower, but it was done. In the
tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more
than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was
not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the mountain and I had
preserved the proud tradition of one of the best bits of Britiron.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedaled
so hard in my life. And, some of the credit must go toRaleigh
cycles, as well. They really make a great bicycle...
Forum: General Talk 02-13-2020, 02:56 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By dipo 1
Replies: 2,430
Views: 191,304
an engineers prospective
Forum: Digital Processing, Software, and Printing 01-25-2020, 03:11 PM  
Windows 7 support ends 14 January 2020
Posted By WorksAsIntended
Replies: 153
Views: 4,958
For private use there are only a couple of simple rules to follow, which most of the users do naturaly:


1) Keep your system up to date with latest security fixes
2) Use some kind of scanner software

Windows 10 has a build in AV-Software. It works suprisingly well. Still it is a good idea to use some third party software in addition
3) Keep your browser up to date
Install latest security fixes and be carefull with browser extensions, even those by av software. av-software browser extension in chrome, chromium and firefox brake parts of the sandboxing
4) Do not save credentials in the browser (they are saved in clear text)

5) Be careful what kind of third party software you install. Use trusted sources only.

6) Do not use admin users if not necessary.
7) Be careful what you get via email. Only open attachment of know sources you trust. If they are executables, do not open them. If they are office documents, do not allow makros.

8) If there are links in the mails carefully check where they head to
A nasty example is something like
https://paypal.comSomeEndlessStringLookingLikeAToken/ihackyou.com
A lot of software will shorten the string in a way it looks like it is actually send by paypal.com.
If they ask you to check account information do not use the link provided in the mail but go to the website and log in there. You might end on a clone where your credentials are phished.
9) Never answer data relevant questions on a phone or via mail if not part of old conversation. Nobody will ever call you to do computer service and asking for access to your computer first. The police will not threat you via mail, etc.
10) When browsing make sure to use SSL/TLS (shown by using https://, usually port 443) encryption on websites where you enter information.
All up to date browser will warn you otherwhise. If the certificate is invalid and you do not know the reason why (own server with self signed certificate for example) do not ignore it.
11) For important services (bank, paypal, email, storage) do not use the same passwords. Do not use passwords that are easy to guess.

12) If there is any reason to think your data are lost, change passwords.

13) On really important stuff use two factor authentification
Forum: General Photography 01-20-2020, 03:09 PM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By 35mmfilmfan
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
Forum: Pentax K-3 12-29-2019, 03:03 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By BigMackCam
Replies: 76,605
Views: 2,884,963
Sadly, it's not just those with a lack of experience... Plenty of mature individuals drive way beyond their abilities and put other folks in danger.

I have little need to drive on motorways / highways these days, and probably only use them once every few weeks, but whenever I do there's always someone who insists on driving behind me at a car's length or two - and I'm not a slow driver... I use the posted speed limits when safe to do so, I keep up with the flow of traffic, and I don't hog lanes. A good number of the offending drivers are middle-aged men and women who really ought to know a lot better than to tail-gate at 70mph...
Forum: General Photography 12-14-2019, 08:47 AM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By swanlefitte
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
AA batteries are rare these days,🤔
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-19-2019, 03:06 PM  
New information about new flagship's selling date
Posted By photoptimist
Replies: 1,650
Views: 112,002
Afterwards, they sold the Citroen as a "ewesed" car. ;)
Forum: Pentax DSLR Discussion 11-22-2019, 04:46 PM  
Will you sell your current camera when the new K comes?
Posted By Fotus Tuus
Replies: 371
Views: 15,113
Ok, you can adopt me, if you have K-1 ;)
Forum: General Talk 11-17-2019, 05:35 PM  
Lens cap shell game
Posted By Racer X 69
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Speaking of front and rear caps, has anyone seen the prices for used (or new Chinese replacement) rear K mount caps lately?

I just picked up yet another M42 lens, and it is my habit to permanently fix the M42 to K mount adapter to the lens, and I am fresh out of K mount rear caps. The last time I bout a few they were a buck or two each.

I just purchased one from eBay and it was $4.29 plus $2.49 shipping, plus eBay collects sales tax for my state (about 8%).
Forum: General Talk 11-14-2019, 05:21 PM  
Lens cap shell game
Posted By 35mmfilmfan
Replies: 21
Views: 964
Apart from that, since generic caps are so cheap, why are Pentax (or other brand) caps so blinking expensive ? Do I replace all Pentax ones with cheap alternatives, mounting the genuine ones on some varnished mahogany for display purposes, or do I hunt high and low for genuine ones and panic every time I use the lens in case the cap gets lost ? And no, I refuse to use those dangly 'cap-keeper' things on cameras I have nurtured to look their best.
Forum: General Photography 11-11-2019, 10:44 AM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By MikeyBugs95
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
That's when one gets creative. "Sorry, the butler's son's nephew from Yorkshire has the camera for the next few days."
Forum: General Talk 10-23-2019, 09:09 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By ZombieArmy
Replies: 19,415
Views: 1,349,205
To be fair a simple upgrade to an SSD would have solved that issue too.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-21-2019, 10:52 AM  
Pentax 80-320mm Lens
Posted By mikesbike
Replies: 11
Views: 722
If you are thinking of shooting some 35mm film, or getting a K-1 FF body, that lens is quite decent, especially out to about 250mm. Otherwise, for your APS-C camera, the DA 55-300mm is better, so I'd say getting this older FA tele zoom lens would be a waste of time, money, and effort.
Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-15-2019, 09:57 AM  
HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Show us what it can do, what it CAN'T!
Posted By northcoastgreg
Replies: 526
Views: 49,832
Horses in Grand Tetons NP, shot with the KP:

Forum: General Photography 09-02-2019, 12:10 PM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By boriscleto
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
The Honeywell H makes all the difference!
Forum: Pentax K-3 03-18-2019, 03:25 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By MarkJerling
Replies: 76,605
Views: 2,884,963
So, the Shih Tzu was Shih Tzu'ing all over the rug? :lol:
Forum: General Photography 06-22-2019, 02:39 PM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By ZombieArmy
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
It uses a rare film format. I wonder if you can adapt 35mm film to it. :p
Forum: General Photography 05-12-2019, 06:03 AM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By Lord Lucan
Replies: 1,138
Views: 49,373
When that link opened I thought it was a stereoscopic camera for a moment!
Forum: General Talk 04-20-2019, 10:03 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By torashi
Replies: 2,430
Views: 191,304
A burglar broke into a house one night. He shined his flashlight around, looking for valuables when a voice in the dark said, "Jesus knows you're here."

He nearly jumped out of his skin, clicked his flashlight off, and froze. When he heard nothing more, he shook his head and continued.

Just as he pulled the stereo out so he could disconnect the wires, clear as a bell he heard "Jesus is watching you."

Startled, he shined his light around frantically, looking for the source of the voice. Finally, in the corner of the room, his flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot.

"Did you say that?" he hissed at the parrot.

"Yes", the parrot confessed, then squawked, "I'm just trying to warn you that Jesus is watching you."

The burglar relaxed. "Warn me, huh? Who in the world are you?"

"Moses," replied the parrot.

"Moses?" the burglar laughed. "What kind of people would name a bird Moses?"

"The same kind of people who would name a Pit Bull Jesus."
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2019, 01:29 PM  
Reflections, lets see them
Posted By Hattifnatt
Replies: 3,459
Views: 268,426
Sunset reflections.

Sunset Reflections by Hattifnattar, on Flickr

Sunset in Herastrau Park by Hattifnattar, on Flickr
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