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Forum: Pentax Price Watch 1 Day Ago  
D FA 24-70mm F2.8: just $949 - lowest authorized dealer price!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Once again, the forum digs into my wallet... :)
Forum: General Photography 02-28-2018, 01:46 PM  
Wanting to purchase lens on marketplace!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 13
Views: 492
Buy (or at least look at) the new P-210 American version instead. Amazing piece of work. ;)
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 02-22-2018, 04:14 PM  
Ricoh announces an upgrade service for current PENTAX K-1 consumers
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 248
Views: 14,759
Curious what the warranty will be, and if an extended warranty can be obtained.
Forum: General Talk 12-31-2017, 09:58 AM  
Sad news for those waiting for their Nigerian Prince $$$
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 8
Views: 599


‘Nigerian prince’ email scammer arrested

A 67-year-old Slidell man who served as a go-between for an international team of scammers running a “Nigerian prince” email scheme has been arrested after an 18-month investigation. Michael Neu, who is neither Nigerian nor a prince, has been charged with 269 counts of wire fraud and money laundering.
Neu helped shuttle fraudulently obtained money to his co-conspirators, some of whom actually do live in Nigeria, according to the Slidell Police Department.

‘Nigerian prince’ email scammer arrested in Slidell | WGNO
Forum: General Talk 12-15-2017, 07:28 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 3,502
Views: 296,989
Well if it's bagpipes you want try this:

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Forum: General Talk 12-11-2017, 10:03 AM  
What music are you currently listening to?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 3,502
Views: 296,989

You Tube

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Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 12-07-2017, 11:40 AM  
DFA*50 1.4 coming
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 3,156
Views: 246,485
Yes, because it's so much better to make $100 selling one item than it is selling a hundred items and only making $2 off of each item. :eek:

Roger Smith tried to increase profit margins in lieu of market share and the resulting philosophy drove the world's largest car company into bankruptcy.
Forum: General Talk 11-21-2017, 09:35 AM  
Boeing airliners - have you collected the set?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 29
Views: 1,164
I've never flown any of Boeing's airplanes. They won't even let me in the cockpit.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 08-06-2017, 07:54 AM  
K1 discontinued!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 31
Views: 6,697
Taken 2 minutes ago:

Forum: General Talk 03-11-2016, 11:07 AM  
Essential friday viewing - 100 owl pictures - very funny!!!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 5
Views: 704
Owls well that ends well. :p
Forum: General Talk 03-11-2016, 07:47 AM  
Arrrgh! Daylight Saving Time starting.
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 61
Views: 2,467
I thought it was optional. :lol:
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-10-2016, 04:48 PM  
Pentax K 135-600 f/6.7 on ebay... good price or not, here it is.
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 30
Views: 3,615
I'd have to hire someone to carry it for me! :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-1 03-10-2016, 12:59 AM  
K-1 user manual availability?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 17
Views: 2,699
Link doesn't seem to be viable.
Forum: General Talk 03-10-2016, 12:49 AM  
Poll: Weekly Trivia #3!
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 18
Views: 867
OK, semi-expert here. As an apprentice, we played around a lot with micrometers in the English system. Human hair is generally agreed to be about .003 in thickness, but it varies from person to person and even from location to location. For example, the hair from a beard can be quite a bit thicker than hair from your arm.
Forum: General Talk 03-10-2016, 12:39 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 11,974
Views: 816,675
The 10-17 is a lot of fun to play around with. You'll like them both. :D
Forum: General Talk 03-10-2016, 12:38 AM  
Deadliest Catch Fans
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
Reminds me of high school - and this was back in the late 60's. Of course you couldn't smoke in school (except the teachers in their lounge), so you'd see kids before school and during lunch standing across the street smoking. Yeah, I was one of them. With the war in Vietnam raging over my head, along with teenage hormones running amok, lung cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. But I quit at 23 when our first child was born in the hopes that she wouldn't emulate her old man. And while that didn't work out as planned, I haven't smoked since. Except a couple of times when I was on fire. Welding can do that!
Forum: General Talk 03-09-2016, 04:51 PM  
Deadliest Catch Fans
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,107
This is for your wife, after all, Doctors know best!

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Forum: General Talk 03-07-2016, 03:07 PM  
How could this happen?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Ah yes, Facebook. I typically go there once or twice a year. :)
Forum: Pentax Price Watch 03-07-2016, 12:51 PM  
K-1 available on eBay
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 29
Views: 3,349
I have bought a lot of things from eBay and was only stung once (pre-PayPal era, so no relief there). Lesson learned: if a seller has any complaints, the red flag goes up. Thus, the complaint is checked into. No matter how good a seller is, especially dealers who sell a lot of items, there are bound to be a complaint here or there. If the seller has a lot of dealings and someone complains for something moronic, I ignore the complaint. On the other hand, if there are more than one complaints, especially if a theme is evident, like the item was broken when received or the seller never responded to problem, I mark them off and move on. If I recall, this seller has had something like a dozen complaints in the last 12 months. No thanks!! :(
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2016, 05:39 AM  
So.... you think you're cool?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 7
Views: 892
No, but I rode with my mother in law in the car. If I'd had a choice, I'd have taken the lion. :lol:
Forum: General Talk 03-07-2016, 05:37 AM  
American English question
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 1,476
Views: 49,089
Ford was also offered a line of credit but chose not to use it.
Forum: General Talk 03-06-2016, 10:34 AM  
Poll: How old are you? (POLL)
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 176
Views: 7,284
My father's uncle received the prostrate cancer diagnose when he was 80. The Dr. laid out the options for treatment. Unc told the Dr. he was 80 years old, was satisfied with his time on earth, was eager to see his wife again (she had passed a few years before), and wasn't going to do anything about the cancer. Darn stuff killed him just shy of his 102 birthday. :D I hope your outcome is similar.
Forum: General Talk 03-06-2016, 09:42 AM  
Nazi Sub in the Great Lakes?
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 23
Views: 1,864
Speaking of subs and their main weapon, the torpedo, here's an interesting factoid for you. During WWII, the government financed the building of several plants in key areas to build weaponry. One of those areas was my old home town of Pontiac, Michigan. Two plants were built there: a gun plant that produced the well known Ma Duce .50 caliber machine gun and a second plant to build torpedoes. Here's where it gets a bit interesting, if not somewhat morbid. The walls of the torpedo plant were comprised of three foot brick and cement up to a height of about 7 feet, and single pane glass panels the rest of the way up - maybe 14 feet. The idea was should the building ever be bombed, or far more likely, should one of the torpedoes ever explode, the windows would blow out, preserving the walls for a rapid rebuild. Of course I'm sure that was a great relief to the workers inside. :D
Forum: General Talk 03-06-2016, 09:33 AM  
American English question
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 1,476
Views: 49,089
Indeed. The bail out cost the country (aka taxpayers) far less money than if GM and Chrysler had been allowed to fail. Furthermore, much, perhaps most of the money lent has been paid back, something that never would have happened if GM and Chrysler had closed. How much money did the Wall Street banks pay back on their bail out? Here's a pretty reasonable accounting: How did the taxpayer make out on the Wall Street Bailout?
Forum: General Talk 03-05-2016, 05:21 PM  
American English question
Posted By Tom S.
Replies: 1,476
Views: 49,089
From the Motor City capital of the world: the two front wheel enclosures are fenders, while the rear two are quarter panels. Originally, when cars had individual fenders, the term was applicable to either end, but as styling changed and the rear fenders became incorporated into the body as opposed to an added unit, they became known as quarter panels. This incorporation didn't happen with the front, and the fenders remained so named.
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