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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 3 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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We are quite different in some ways, Duke - and that's probably a good thing for you and me both :lol:

No, cars just don't make that kind of an impression on me. People can do that, animals can, and even landscapes can.

One of the most scary situations I've ever been in was a taxi ride in Lisbon. I remember the other passengers. I remember the maniac driver, while going 130 kph, slapping his forehead with both hands after running a red light and just missing some crossing traffic. I remember the Doppler effect distorting the sound of the blaring horns. And I remember not wearing a seatbelt. But I have no idea what brand of car it was.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 5 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Sure, they were well built. And they look good - if you like that kind of esthetics. And they have engines sufficiently big to compensate for most personal deficiencies.

...but were the cars any good in the 50ies? It's a bit like using the Spruce Goose as the yardstick for good aeroplane design, isn't it?

Ah, now, a ride in the Spruce Goose, that would be a memorable event :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 17 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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What, are you implying that we cannot somehow ignore the laws of physics?! Common...
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 19 Hours Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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I believe I've never seen one. And if I had I wouldn't know. I would look at it and wonder how many gallons to the mile... And then walk/drive on :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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No car has ever made me stare that intently, no... :p
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 1 Day Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Unless they find a cheap way of splitting out the hydrogen (i.e. some other way than electrolysis) I doubt the efficiency will ever get considerably better. I don't think they will, but it would be great if I'm wrong.

Fuel cells seem to be more efficient than ICEs, though.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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True. But that's too long for colloquial use. I quite often shorten it to 'the heap'.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 3 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Neither have I, but I tend to call every car I drive "the rust heap" - even if it should happen to be a brand new one.

I guess I've never been the type to get emotionally attached to things.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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:lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 5 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Yeah, one would think that guard duty on the Canadian plains in -40 degrees with skirt-lifting high winds can be rather chilly.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 6 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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...and what's the 0-100 kph time? A fortnight or thereabouts?

Some info on road train traffic, though, including stopping distances: Driving with road trains | NT.GOV.AU
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 6 Days Ago  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Sorry, dropped out for a bit... What did I miss - apart from a lot of car talk, some bike talk, and some train talk? And the return of the lost Bert?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-06-2022, 08:43 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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I believe it's called "self-preservation", Les :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-06-2022, 01:39 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Well, there you go. I wasn't aware of the "pump octane" variant, just RON and MON. I suppose 87 octane PON is roughly the same as 93 octane RON, then.

Since standards are a good thing, multiple standards must be better than a single one, right?
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-06-2022, 12:05 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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The norm here is 95, but with some added butane during winter (15 Sept to 1 April). You can still get 98 at some places, though.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 11:44 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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From what I've read the 100/150 octane fuel (100 for lean mix, 150 for rich) would be designated as 100 octane by today's standards. And I think a turbo charger is needed if you want to run at a rich mix at high altitude. With a normally aspirated engine you would need to run leaner at higher altitudes due to the lower air pressure.

But what little I "know" of these matters is gleaned from the infinite wisdom of the Internet, so... :p
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 10:59 PM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Nah, I think we're represented well enough by the lutefisk :D

Lutefisk is mainly a Norwegian thing, but you also find a tradition for it in Sweden and Finland.

But since you mention Iceland, hákarl should be on the list, as should the Swedish delicacy of surströmming
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 11:51 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Oh well, the keywords list is full anyway. Since Bert is absent nobody's complained about that in quite a while. Hereby remedied :D
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 11:34 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Velveeta :fedup:

But yes, they should all be in the keywords list.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 06:26 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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bacon, bagpipes, beer, breakfast, canada, catch 22, cheese, drink, dslr, ford, general talk, gin, guns, igunaq, k-3, k-mount, k3, kids, lutefisk, lycra, marital relations, pentax k-3, possums, sandwich, scotch, shirley, snoring, spam, squirrels, tokyo

Too late :(
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 06:18 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-05-2022, 06:15 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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Oh, so you're saying that the position is vacant?

Wait, no, that can't possibly be. Last time I stumbled into the pit of Doom&Gloom there were more than one of those present.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-04-2022, 10:47 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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True - and not so true. It depends on where you live. In a low-income, low-cost country a million dollars still is quite a fortune.
Forum: Pentax K-3 & K-3 II 09-04-2022, 10:20 AM  
why I won't buy a k3 (Warning: Satire Thread)
Posted By savoche
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...and the rest of them are rich because their dads worked hard.

But you won't get (seriously) rich just from working hard. It's working hard at cutting corners and flouting rules that does it. The hardest part, of course, is getting away with it, at least until you've amassed enough to buy the most expensive lawyers.
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