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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-23-2021, 12:14 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I was there from 1988 to 1990 until I was successful in winning a place in DEC's first ever retrenchment program. The package was very generous and I did a lot of skiing that year. I forget the name of the division, but we were the guys who developed software for customers.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-22-2021, 03:20 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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Yabbies on the barbie sounds even worse than prawns on the barbie. It was probably quite a normal thing to say until Hoges used in an advertising campaign. Then it became a bit embarrassing. A yabby is very similar to a crawdad. Damper is a soda bread made from mostly wheat flour and water. It's usually cooked in a camp oven in the ashes of a campfire. A few ashes are often sprinkled on the top of the dough.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-21-2021, 05:05 AM  
Giveaway: HD Pentax-FA 31/43/77mm | Enter here once per day until July 31st
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My second attempt. I could get lucky.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 04:59 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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It's the way my family did it. Butter and brown sugar. My Uncle and Aunt's live-in housekeeper was from Holland. She had some very nice versions of porridge and the butter and brown sugar with cream might have been one of hers. My uncle provided her with a Rolls Royce to use as her own. She was a very happy housekeeper.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 04:46 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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That's one of the best songs ever, but how can you a pick a best one? There are too many beautiful songs. If I go back into my yoof, I think that Yesterday would pop its head up above the parapet. I was in love with many beautiful female singers in my teens, and I still fall in love with the good ones. Astrud Gilberto - she didn't just sing The Girl From Ipanema. Francoise Hardy - Le Temps de L'amour. Sylvie Vartan - La Plus Belle Pour Aller Danser. Emmylou - Gold. Anita Carter - Bury Me Under The Weeping Willow. Reeb Willms with the Caleb Klauder Band - C'est Le Moment or I'd Jump The Mississippi, Elizabeth Cook - Pale Blue Eyes or Heroin Addict Sister. Rhiannon Giddens - almost anything, but Waterboy is one of her best. Erika Lewis and Greg Sherman from Tuba Skinny doing Wee Midnight Hours. This one














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And so it goes. Far too many favourites to pick a favourite.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 03:20 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I've never had S'Mores. I've read about them in American novels (I read a lot of books) and I assumed that they were something like toasted marshmallows with something more. Our up-stairs neighbour at 27,501 Parkview Blvd, Warren, MI in 1973 did toasted marshmallows on a hibachi on their deck. Funny how you can remember numbers.

I think that my favourite campfire food is prawns. Or damper. Yabbies are good. Sort of like crawfish. Actually, my favourite campfire food is food. And lots of it.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 02:51 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I can sort of understand that because bananas cause projectile vomiting for me. I used to gag at the sight of a banana. I think that it's my mother's fault. She loved bananas, but she couldn't get any in the UK during WW2. There were still none available in 1947. Then she married my father, they'd met at Birmingham University in 1942, and went out to Pakistan to join him. He was stationed in Rawalpindi. She discovered that bananas were freely available and she ate huge quantities of them to make up for deprivation from 1939 to 1947. She was pregnant with me, and she fed me a diet of bananas while I was in her womb. Bunches of them, hour after hour and day after day for nine months. No wonder it put me off.

I love peanut butter. I prefer the smooth. One of the American liaison officers that was working with my father in 1954 introduced us to peanut butter. I don't know why it was known as ground nut butter in the UK. I've liked it since then. We had the Great Australian Peanut Butter Drought 30 or 40 years ago when, I think, mice got into the peanut supply for the manufacturers. Instant ban on manufactured peanut butter. I bought peanuts that hadn't been anywhere near mice and made my own peanut butter. It's easy and delicious.

Mark, I think that your food gag moments are just as strange as mine. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 02:19 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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So much wisdom and common sense. One of my wife's jobs around 15 or 20 years ago was as an office manager for a firm of architects. Architects are artistic folks and, apparently, that allows them to be mucky little pups. My wife would sent out an email on Friday morning before a long weekend to warn that the fridge was going to be cleared and cleaned: rescue anything valuable. She almost needed full hazmat gear to clean out the fridge, but she did it. Come Tuesday morning,there were howls of outrage: "the mould on my home-made terrine was only 10cm high. It was only deadly to people who worked in the office. How dare you? You're not an architect. You're only admin staff ...". My wife's response was "who does your pay check?"
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 01:55 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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AKA "Cattle Class" or "The Bronx".
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 01:53 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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That's the airline, not the plane. Pre-covid, my wife used to fly from Newcastle, NSW to Melbourne and back every 3 months. Jet Star did A320 and Virgin did 737. Both budget airlines, but Jet Star is a bit more budget than Virgin. She much preferred the A320. Smoother, quieter, better leg room.

In the last few years we've done the Australia to UK and back round trip on Singapore Airlines in an A380 from Australia to Singapore then 777 for the rest of the trip, on BA in a 747, and on QANTAS in an A380. The 777 was very uncomfortable. Noisy. Vibrations. Almost as bad as a Bristol Freighter. The 747 was good, but the A380 was brilliant. On the other hand, my son, who flew on 777s pre-covid as cabin crew with Alitalia, loves the 777. He did the Rome - Sydney and return round trip in a Qatar Air A350 to visit us in December 2019 and I think that we almost converted him :lol: Mind you, we sprung for a business class ticket as a Christmas present. That might have influenced him.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 01:24 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I worked from home full time from 1997 until I retired in 2015. My wife has been working from home from 2016 and she's still doing it. I also worked from home part time from 1989 to 1990. DEC gave me a VT100 and a modem. I'd go and visit a client about one a month. It was the best working time I've ever had. I didn't have to clock in. I could work my own hours as long as I got the job done. My commute time went down from 1 hour to 5 seconds. Make the most of it and look for the positives.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 01:13 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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Do you have the big Coles and Woolies in Wangaratta? We have the small ones and their stock is limited. Aisles of junk food and the fresh fruit and veggie are not all that good. There are no greengrocers here, but we have a few independent fruit and veggie sellers that work from stalls on the side of the road. We also have an avocado farm, a peach orchard, an oyster farm, a free range egg farm, all with door sales in season. They're good. We do have independent butchers and fishmongers. The deprivations become inconveniences and merge into the background when you live in paradise. :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 12:51 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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You forgot IGA! Most people do. We had a really good one when we lived just off Toorak Rd near Warrigal Rd in Camberwell, VIC. We also had the Hartwell Leo's just down Toorak Rd. Leo's has really good food. You want a choice from 11 different brands of Spanish sardines? 20 or 30 different varieties of coffee beans that you can take whole or grind yourself? A cheese area with two full-time experts to serve you? A meat area that has birds from geese to quails?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-21-2021, 12:31 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I'm guessing that you've tried them and decided "NO" from experience.

Tripe is brilliant if cooked properly. Cantonese dim sum restaurants do it right. English style - no thanks.
Oxtail is brilliant. If you can handle osso bucco or lamb shanks, then oxtail isn't a problem.
Porridge is wonderful, even if you do the low fat version without the lashings of butter. Use rolled oats, not quick oats or 5 minute oats.
Insects? No thanks.
Tongue is fine. If you have it straight from the tin, the roughness on the surface of the tongue can feel a bit strange in your mouth. It still tastes good.
Spiders, etc. No thanks.
Kangaroo is good. A bit gamey, perhaps.
Brains taste good, but I stopped eating them in the Great Cholesterol Scare of the 1980s.
Snails? Yum.
Frog's Legs? Yum.
Bananas? Projectile vomit material for me.
Forum: General Talk 07-20-2021, 11:58 PM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By RichardS
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I have to take the entrance to our driveway very slowly at an angle and there are some places I just can't go. The worst damage I did was backing down at the top of our driveway. It's a bit tricky because it's steep with a 120 degree turn. I need to stay near the LH edge. I got a bit too close to the edge and dropped the front wheel off the edge into the kitty litter. I back down from the left branch up to where this photo was taken and then forwards down hill. It's very steep around the inside edge of the curve. Our house, top LH corner, is the first of three houses on this private driveway.
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Forum: General Talk 07-20-2021, 11:13 PM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By RichardS
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Wouldn't that be nice? Outside my budget, unfortunately. The one on the left has more luggage space for a road trip.



They are indeed. It's my third turbo Saab and replaced an '89 900 Aero/SPG.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 07-19-2021, 03:02 AM  
Giveaway: HD Pentax-FA 31/43/77mm | Enter here once per day until July 31st
Posted By RichardS
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I've had an SMC FA77 and I love it. An HD HA31 would be a dream.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 02:59 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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No. Should I?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 02:52 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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Ooo. Newcastle Brown is good.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 02:45 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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"Artificially flavored potato chips". Sorry, but no thanks.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 02:43 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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OK, but leave out the salt. I like to taste the corn.

For really fresh corn, you must grow them in the kitchen garden. When they're ripe, put on a big pot of water and bring it to a boil. Open the kitchen window. The corn picker in the kitchen garden needs a good arm. Pick them, toss them through the window, pull off the covering leaves and put them into the boiling water immediately. Yum.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 02:32 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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I had a lot of fun in my girlfriend's father's 403 estate. 3 on the tree. Huge space in the back. You could fold the centre row of seats down to make a play area. We got married soon afterwards.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 07-19-2021, 01:15 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By RichardS
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You're a lucky man.
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2021, 12:58 AM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By RichardS
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I'm still driving one of these red cars.



It's 14 years old and in excellent condition. It's only done around 140,000 km. I recently had the front air dam replaced. It's very low to the ground and suffers going into driveways. It's had a couple of performance enhancements and is quite quick :lol::D
Forum: General Talk 07-19-2021, 12:46 AM  
Your vehicle: what do you have, why do you like it, and what do you not like?
Posted By RichardS
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It looks to me like they're trying to make their cars look like Japanese and Chinese boy-racer cars.
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