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Forum: General Talk 11-11-2022, 06:21 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
A Light Bulb

Q: How many women with PMS does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: One. ONE!! And do you know WHY it only takes ONE? Because no one else in this house
knows HOW to change a light bulb. They don't even know the bulb is BURNED OUT. They
would sit in this house in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it OUT. And once they
figured it out they wouldn't be able to find the light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the
SAME CUPBOARD for the past SEVENTEEN YEARS. But if they did, by some miracle, actually
find the light bulbs, TWO DAYS LATER the chair that they dragged from two rooms over to
stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!! AND

I'm sorry. . .what did you ask me?
Forum: General Talk 01-24-2022, 04:20 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
The Guillotine

A priest, a drunkard, and an engineer were led to the
guillotine for their crimes. The executioner pulled the
priest forward first and asked him if he wanted to be
facing up or down when he met his fate.
"Upward," said the priest. "I want to be looking toward
heaven when I die."
The blade zoomed downward, but stopped just an inch short
of the priest's throat. All assembled agreed that it was
divine intervention, and let the priest go free.
The drunkard was pulled forward next, and decided to copy
the priest, hoping he would get as lucky. Again the blade
zoomed down but stopped just short of the drunkard's
throat. So the authorities released him as well.
It was finally the engineer's turn. He, like the others,
decided to face upward. The blade slowly raised back into

"Oh, hey, I think I know what the problem is." The engineer
exclaimed. "That cable to the left appears to be catching
the rope!"

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A cop sees a guy driving a van, with six penguins in the back. He motions the driver of the van to stop, walks up to the him and says "you know, you can't drive around with the penguins like this. You should take them to the zoo". The driver acknowledges the cop's advice, thanks him, and continues on his way.

The next day, the same cop sees the van again, and still the penguins are in the back. Once again he stops the van, walks up to the driver and says "I thought I told you to take the penguins to the zoo".

The driver replies "Oh, I did, and we had a great time". Today we are going to the beach".
Forum: General Talk 12-11-2021, 02:20 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
Well, we haven't really been presented with any evidence pertaining to these...
Forum: General Talk 11-28-2021, 05:53 AM  
Any auto mechanics here?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 4
Views: 572
I'd say it would be useful to determine the cost of repair of one vs the other before making such a decision, no?:)

If you were to place a bet on whether or not a given car here had been involved in a collision, you'd be way ahead by betting that it was. This is probably why it's here in the first place:)

Thanks for the comments.
Forum: General Talk 11-27-2021, 11:17 AM  
Any auto mechanics here?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 4
Views: 572
I am now in Africa, Ghana, to be precise, and I need to buy a car, on a limited budget. The market here is full of cars at what appear to be surprisingly reasonable prices, given the high import taxes. The explanation for these reasonable prices is that most of the cars being sold here are units that have been written off in the West. They ALL have some issues that made them not repairable in their home markets, due to high costs. Given the relatively low cost of labour here, these cars are imported and repaired, and I'm using this term rather loosely.

I have a diagnostic tool (Topdon AD500), so, here I am, having seen and rejected several units, I came across one that perhaps has possibilities. Following is the complete list of messages I got from this car (Mitsubishi Outlander GT 2014). Does anyone here have sufficient knowledge to make any statements about the severity and cost of repair of these errors? I know I can get such information online, but much of it comes from sites looking for work, and it is not always presented in a practical form, so...

Thanks for any input.

Forum: General Talk 10-03-2021, 02:37 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
I believe he meant "You must be joking...", given that this is a joke thread:)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-27-2021, 03:22 AM  
Pentax HD DA* 16-50mm f2.8 to be released in August
Posted By bxf
Replies: 322
Views: 27,773
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-23-2021, 03:28 AM  
Three new cameras under development?
Posted By bxf
Replies: 266
Views: 19,940
You are good. I can never get my car to look like that.
Forum: General Talk 08-03-2021, 04:38 AM  
Speed: SSD vs. HDD
Posted By bxf
Replies: 32
Views: 1,400
I suspect that if you edit on a large image, with several layers in the process, you will find that your memory is insufficient, and that e.g. Photoshop will in fact use its scratch disk.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2021, 02:14 PM  
New HD 16-50mm F2.8 PLM Pre-order in Australia
Posted By bxf
Replies: 39
Views: 4,696
I'm not sure I understand the focal point of your disagreement, but you're talking as if everybody's situation is identical to yours, and that no one with any sort of financial constraints would ever buy an item such as this lens. I have no doubt that such a conclusion would be incorrect. Anyway, I don't see this as a subject worthy of much debate.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-28-2021, 02:25 AM  
New HD 16-50mm F2.8 PLM Pre-order in Australia
Posted By bxf
Replies: 39
Views: 4,696
I disagree.

"someone's food budget for a significant amount of time" is not meant to say that the person is starving. It just means that this amount is not insignificant.

Just because one cannot afford to buy such an item without consideration of financial implications, does not mean that one cannot treat him/herself to an occasional gift. Some people save for some time in order to buy something they want.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-27-2021, 05:40 PM  
New HD 16-50mm F2.8 PLM Pre-order in Australia
Posted By bxf
Replies: 39
Views: 4,696
Your statement is unkind. 198 dollars can represent someone's food budget for a significant amount of time, Not everyone is in a position to view this amount as "nothing", especially for a non-essential item.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-25-2021, 02:24 AM  
Still Life Flowers and soft light - after the thunderstorm
Posted By bxf
Replies: 9
Views: 272
This is the first post I see from Normhead after his long absence, so welcome back, and I hope all is well.

Nice photos above, too.

Forum: General Talk 07-15-2021, 03:57 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
Forum: General Talk 07-03-2021, 02:44 PM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
Talking Clock

While proudly showing off his new apartment to friends, a college
student led the way into the den.

"What is the big brass gong and hammer for?" one of his friends asked.

"That is the talking clock," the man replied.

"How's it work?" the friend asked.

"Watch," the man said and proceeded to give the gong an ear-
shattering pound with the hammer.

Suddenly, someone screamed from the other side of the wall, "Knock it
off, you idiot! It's two o'clock in the morning!"

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Things You Will Never Hear a Man Say

1. I think Barry Manilow is one cool guy. (Gee)

2. No, I don't want another beer. I have work tomorrow, Honey.

3. I think hairy butts are really sexy!

4. Her breasts are just too large.

5. Sometimes I just want to be held.

6. That chick on "Murder She Wrote" gives me a woody.

7. Sure, I'd love to wear a condom.

8. We haven't been to the mall for ages, let's go shopping and I can
hold your purse for you!

9. Forget "Monday Night Football." Let's watch Melrose Place.

10. I think we are lost. We better pull over and ask for directions.

11. It's late. Put your clothes back on and I'll take you home.

12. Honey, I'm going to the store. Do you need more tampons?

13. What happened to my old Nancy Drew books?

14. Do these jeans come in lavender?

15. I love jogging dear, but I can't keep up with you. Go on ahead.

16. This shower curtain doesn't have enough frills on it.

17. Damn, too bad this car isn't a four cylinder.

18. My butt's too big. Don't lie. It's true. I know my butt's too big.

19. It's okay, I'll sleep in the wet spot.

20. {snip}

21. I'm sick of beer, give me a fruit juice with a lemon twist.{snip}

22. Your mother's coming to stay with us again? Great!

23. I wonder if my gorgeous neighbor knows that her drapes are open
when she's getting ready for bed. Maybe I should tell her.

24. No way. You weeded the garden last week. It's my turn.

25. Better get rid of these old Penthouse magazines. I don't look at
them anymore since I met you.

26. I understand.

27. This movie has too much nudity.

28. Damn, we're late for church.

29. {snip}

30. Oversized T-shirts are so sexy, especially on really heavy women.

31. Put some panties on, for Christ's sake!
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-21-2021, 12:42 PM  
Not happy with Pentax K-3 III
Posted By bxf
Replies: 145
Views: 12,674
Is it OK if we make posts that contain insinuations or insults but also include other comments?:confused::)
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 06-18-2021, 02:37 AM  
Not happy with Pentax K-3 III
Posted By bxf
Replies: 145
Views: 12,674
This is much too harsh.

If a person experienced in a specific process encounters a problem he has has not had previously with other equipment, it is not unfair for him to view this as an equipment issue. sindbad1 is reporting a problem and asking for help in identifying it. He is is not claiming to have a full diagnosis of the situation and should not necessarily be expected to repeat his work with a multitude of other equipment and procedures.
Forum: General Talk 05-26-2021, 11:17 AM  
The Joke Thread
Posted By bxf
Replies: 5,116
Views: 440,943
Some of the following are repeats, but five years is a long time here, and we have some new members, so...

Moishe is driving in Jerusalem. He's late for a meeting. He's looking
for a parking place, and can't find one. In desperation, he turns
towards heaven and says, "G-d, if you find me a parking place, I promise
that I'll eat only kosher, respect Shabbas, and all the holidays."

Miraculously, a place opens up just in front of him.

He turns his face up to heaven and says, "Never mind, I just found one."

- - - - - - -

Two mathematicians sit at an outdoor cafe. As they sip their drinks, they notice a person enter the house across the way. A few minutes later, they notice two people leave the house across the way.

After a moment, one mathematician turns to the other and says: "Now if someone else enters the house, it'll be empty again."

- - - - - - -

What does Saddam and General Custer have in common?
Both were wondering where the hell all those Tomahawks came from...

- - - - - - -

A blonde was playing Trivial Pursuit one night. It was her turn.
She rolled the dice and she landed on Science & Nature.
Her question was, "If you are in a vacuum and someone calls your name, can you hear it?"

She thought for a time and then asked, "Is it on or off?"

- - - - - - -

Paddy had been drinking at his local Dublin pub all day and most of the night celebrating St Patrick"s Day. Mick, the bartender says, "You'll not be drinking any more tonight Paddy". Paddy replies, "Ok Mick, I'll be on my way then".

Paddy spins around on his stool and steps off. He falls flat on his face. "Oh #$%" he says and pulls himself up by the stool and dusts himself off. He takes a step towards the door and falls flat on his face, "#$%!" He looks to the doorway and thinks to himself that if he can just get to the door and some fresh air he'll be fine. He belly crawls to the door and shimmies up to the door frame. He sticks his head outside and takes a deep breath of fresh air, feels much better and takes a step out onto the sidewalk and falls flat on his face. "Bi'Jesus... I'm really' @*&%ed", he says. He can see his house just a few doors down, and crawls to the door, hauls himself up the door frame, opens the door and shimmies inside. He takes a look up the stairs and says "No @*&%in' way", but he crawls up the stairs to his bedroom door and says "I can make it to the bed". He takes a step into the room and falls flat on his face. He says "@*&% it" and falls into bed.

The next morning, his wife, Jess, comes into the room carrying a cup of coffee and says, "Get up Paddy. Did you have a bit to drink last night?" Paddy says, "I did Jess. I was @*&%in' pissed. But how'd you know?"

"Mick phoned... You left your wheelchair at the pub!"
Forum: General Talk 05-24-2021, 10:53 AM  
Help! Windows 10 printer woes...
Posted By bxf
Replies: 31
Views: 1,873
There's always Windows Remote Assistance, Teamviewer, and other similar tools.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-24-2021, 02:33 AM  
K3-3 LCD screen compared to D500
Posted By bxf
Replies: 12
Views: 916
You're saying that as if this difference represents a particularly significant function. I doubt if any K3-3 user will find the LCD lacking. Personally' I'd put much more importance on the k3-3's much smaller size compared to the D500, which is even bigger than the K-1, in which case I'd have to ask why bother with APS-C.

The D500 has received much credit and appreciation, so it's not lacking in that area. However, comparing specs is useful, but they don't show image quality, an attribute that some people find important.
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-19-2021, 10:42 AM  
K-3III Availability Europe / Sweden
Posted By bxf
Replies: 96
Views: 4,631
That was rather Foolish:)
Forum: General Talk 05-15-2021, 02:53 AM  
A gallon of milk isn't always a gallon
Posted By bxf
Replies: 74
Views: 5,423
I'm not sure I understand the issue here, but anyway: Alan Alda, Alan Dershowitz, Alan Jackson, Alan Rickman, Alan Shepard
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-13-2021, 03:45 PM  
Deliveries of K-3 III in Europe
Posted By bxf
Replies: 27
Views: 1,692
Not in Europe (note thread title):)

Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-13-2021, 01:43 PM  
Deliveries of K-3 III in Europe
Posted By bxf
Replies: 27
Views: 1,692
:confused:Why would you ship a camera from Australia to Scotland?:confused::)
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 05-11-2021, 03:42 PM  
DPReview TV gets with the K-3iii
Posted By bxf
Replies: 97
Views: 6,453
I am sure Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier Bresson, among others, are rolling in their graves,
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