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Forum: General Talk 09-02-2019, 03:16 AM  
Did you like Google+
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 13
Views: 646
I avoid all things Google related as much as possible.
Forum: General Talk 09-02-2019, 03:15 AM  
Please read this about Adorama
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 14
Views: 1,081
"My way or the highway" type management - glad you chose the highway! Here's hoping your action results in nothing but positive things in your life! You helped a lot of people and surely that karma will come back to you.
Forum: General Talk 07-21-2019, 11:50 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 4,932
Views: 411,114
Just to set the record straight, she was ordained with an Independent Catholic group, the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church which is not in communion with the Catholic Church.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-23-2019, 03:20 PM  
CWRailwayman...Denny...RIP
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 26
Views: 3,396
Was he one of the 7 motorcyclists killed in this accident?

7 motorcyclists killed in crash with pickup truck in New Hampshire | WTVR.com
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 06-19-2019, 02:40 PM  
New Sony APS-C Sensor - 26MP
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 1,191
Views: 81,296
Canadian or US? :p
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-14-2019, 01:59 AM  
FY2018 Flash Report
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
Something to do with "hind sight" I suspect...
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 05-11-2019, 03:46 PM  
FY2018 Flash Report
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,649
LOL - where's the report about flashes? :hmm:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 04-14-2019, 06:51 AM  
Fro mocks Pentax
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 11
Views: 3,970
fify ;)
Forum: General Talk 04-03-2019, 03:22 AM  
Now that's a paper airplane!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 4
Views: 867
I was fortunate enough to see a truck that a prison inmate had built in similar fashion, again, all out of paper. In this case, it was about 2 feet long, maybe 7 or 8 inches tall, and unlike the plane, painted. It was an amazing work of art, but lacked all the working details this plane has.
Forum: General Photography 04-03-2019, 02:55 AM  
Limited lenses stolen/missing in Puerto Vallarta
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 17
Views: 1,481
In the states, home owner's insurance will normally cover these kinds of losses, but of course you'll be out the deductible.
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2019, 09:00 AM  
1TB microSD !!!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 5
Views: 676
My first home computer was an Atari 400. I couldn't stand the keyboard and took it back to the store and traded it in on an Atari 800. Disk drives weren't around then and I had to use cassette tapes for storage. IIRC, the first disk drives for them held 90kb and were single side only. How things have changed!

My current desktop has 6 drives. Two are SSD, the boot 1TB and the primary picture storage 2TB. The four drives total 25TB and are used for programs, video, music and backup - lots of back up!
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2019, 08:25 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 4,932
Views: 411,114
Uriah Heet!
















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Forum: General Talk 01-26-2019, 04:05 PM  
Historical Find for our Australian Members
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 3
Views: 530
Wow - one grave out of 40,000 being relocated!? Luckily the marker on his coffin was made of lead and thus survived. Truly remarkable!
Forum: General Talk 01-22-2019, 03:42 PM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 4,932
Views: 411,114
LOL - "Come get some!" :lol:
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 01-22-2019, 03:19 PM  
RICOH ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF HD PENTAX-D FA★50mm F1.4 SDM AW STAR-SERIES LENS
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 1,095
Views: 81,326
By offering a $300 rebate? :)
Forum: General Talk 12-20-2018, 09:42 AM  
I know the USPS is busy this time of year
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,017
It's unfortunate, but the delivery came during the annual week long celebration of the Michigan / Ohio border dispute (some call it a war) dealing with which state would take Toledo. Ohio obviously lost, and Michiganders, including those on Uncle Sam's pay roll stay drunk in celebration for that week and thus no work gets done.

Order earlier next year. :p
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-14-2018, 04:45 PM  
Western Digital 12 Days of Deals
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
LOL. We bought several 100 (yes over 300 as I recall) for a GM/UAW joint project years ago and over 90% had issues. The issue? WD used the wrong lubricant in the drive mechanism and when the drive sat parked for a period of a week or more, it would not boot up. One of our frustrated techs found a crass but effective solution - pick the computer up about 1/2 inch and drop it. It worked nearly every single time. The only other HD I had a failure on was an old Maxell.

Yeah, you can have all the WD's you want. In fact I have a couple 1Tb paperweights sitting here near my desk with burned out control boards, and WD can't (or won't) replace the boards. Yes, they gave me replacement drives, but that did nothing to get the data and programs back - something that could have been done with a new control board. You can even see the heat marks on the boards. If I hadn't been using back ups, I would have lost every document and picture I had. Some day I'll take them apart to retrieve the rare earth magnets from them, as that's all they are good for now. A data retrieval company offered to retrieve the data for $500 a drive. For that kind of money, I reloaded and re-download everything on new drives. At the least, WD could have offered to image the old drives on to the new ones. If a third party could access the drives, I'm pretty sure the manufacturer should have been able to, but no, they were of no help.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-14-2018, 04:29 PM  
$1596.95 Pentax HD PENTAX D FA 150-450mm f/4.5-5.6 DC AW Lens
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 2
Views: 534
That's an amazing price on an amazing (albeit big) lens!
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 12-13-2018, 01:38 PM  
Western Digital 12 Days of Deals
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 18
Views: 1,202
After having 3 WD's physically die on me, I've learned my lesson and will never own another one of their products. :mad:
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 12-13-2018, 01:36 PM  
Sony squatting on Pentax.ca
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 46
Views: 3,703
Clear the cache and cookies out of your browser, log off, then log back in again. All should be good with the world. You're going to the Sony page because of your cache, but you should clear the cookies too.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-01-2018, 03:32 PM  
Photography LIfe lists two Pentax DSLR's in the Top Ten
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 30
Views: 4,521
I'm not seeing the article in a favorable light. In one of the tables at the bottom, they show the Pentax at #2 being only $38 cheaper than the #1 Nikon. Given that little difference in price (regardless of what the actual street price may workout to be), newbies, who most likely heard of Nikon but not Pentax, aren't going to look any further and will head straight to the Nikon.
Forum: General Talk 11-25-2018, 04:46 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 4,932
Views: 411,114
Cello? Did someone say cello? :D
















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Forum: General Talk 11-25-2018, 04:33 AM  
My latest lens
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 6
Views: 714
I had Restore lenses put in when I was 65, early age, but not uncommon for people who've done a lot of welding. The Dr. said he could correct my vision with glasses but it would be the last time, so I bit the bullet and went with the cataract surgery and lens implants. They are a bit of a compromise - not the best for distance, nor the best for close up, but they cover both realms, so I need no glasses for reading or driving. After 4 years, I have no regrets getting them, and I understand the newest versions are somewhat better. When I had them put in, it was the first time in 40 years that I no longer needed glasses for distance (I've always been near sighted). It took some adjustment to get used to leaving the house without a pair of glasses, and I bought my first pair of non prescription sun glasses shortly there after. The only down side is I have to wear glasses when using the desktop computer as the monitor is just far enough away that I can't see it clearly. Well, that and the cost of the lenses which were $1500 for each eye and was not covered by insurance. Still, it's my eyes, and I didn't hesitate at the cost.
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 11-25-2018, 04:17 AM  
HD D FA* 50mm F1.4 - $997 ($200 off) - Black Friday Deal!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 38
Views: 2,280
If you sign up for the Amazon Prime charge card, you get an extra $70 off. Everyone needs another charge card, right?
Forum: General Talk 10-16-2018, 02:59 PM  
Win update and a problem......
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Try the F2 key when booting. Many bios programs recognize that as the 'edit' key.
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