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« Reply #120 on: February 01, 2008, 07:08:54 PM »

Oh Rob, I wish you could be free of all this fear you suffer from.  The world is such a better place when one's not a cynical old codger.
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« Reply #121 on: February 01, 2008, 08:17:23 PM »

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Oh Rob, I wish you could be free of all this fear you suffer from.  The world is such a better place when one's not a cynical old codger.
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Now pay attention young man. If anyone is going to offer fatherly advice it is us elderly. Not being exactly clear what you meant I did look up "codger" and found
1) A queer fellow. No, I'm sure that is not what you mean. So went to
2) a buffer.  
Very well, we are getting somewhere. Looking up "buffer" I found "An apparatus for deadening or sustaining concussion". Yes! I totally agree. There you have it. We spend our lives as an apparatus for absorbing life's "slings and arrows". So if we become a little cynical you can find it in your heart to look kindly upon us. Oh, and stand up straight, there's a good chap.
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« Reply #122 on: February 02, 2008, 06:27:30 AM »

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The huge debate ever since, for those interested in such things, has been this: did the women choose to take on external employment because they wanted to escape from maternal duties or did they do so because of financial need? In other words, I guess that Iīm probably posing a classical chicken or egg question: did change happen by virtue of need or of desire? Not the same things at all.[a href=\"index.php?act=findpost&pid=171548\"][{POST_SNAPBACK}][/a]
A quick reply before hunting for doors in the snow!
Ever heard of the Pill Rob? Just like your rant above with regard to teaching, you fail to see all the options/factors that may be involved with producing an end result. The Pill is just one thing you missed. Education is another.
You must have been very good at monochrome photography, as you seem to see in B+W! And high contrast at that
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« Reply #123 on: February 02, 2008, 07:36:57 AM »

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Although I'd want/need to learn Catalan too.  But then, there's Nice and the Côte d' Azur and with Italy a  cycle ride away, very tempting...
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From the few days I was in Barcelona and Catalunya, I felt it was more practical to have a few words of catalan, at least to get in touch with people... I felt it was less so in Barcelona itself, than in the country/mountains side (where I was told speaking castilian was less recommended than simply speak french).

Btw, I'd think Nice would be a much less funny place to live - nice weather, cute little ancient villages, but nothing like the feast [edit :   oops, I meant party] culture of Barcelona (I don't count casinos into it). Your mileage may vary, it depends what you are looking for.
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« Reply #124 on: February 02, 2008, 07:45:05 AM »

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...did the women choose to take on external employment because they wanted to escape from maternal duties or did they do so because of financial need? In other words, I guess that Iīm probably posing a classical chicken or egg question: did change happen by virtue of need or of desire? Not the same things at all.

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How 'bout those pesky women!  Should never have let them out of the kitchen in the first place, eh Rob?
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« Reply #125 on: February 02, 2008, 03:33:28 PM »

Bernie

As you must have realised, some discussions are doomed to emulate the Flying Dutchman, so I think it time I abandoned this futile thread.

Suffice to say, Futt Futt, I probably know more about the bloody pill, those swinging ī60s and all that crap than you will ever read about. But my time is too short to waste in pointless discourse - think what you will, believe whatever takes your fancy, take solace where you might - itīs all the same to me.

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« Reply #126 on: February 02, 2008, 06:55:07 PM »

Anytime ayone comes up with something that contradicts your world view you run away. Though not without some patronising remark. Always avoiding anything that contadicts your world view is not exactly the sign of a great debator. A bit disapointed in you Rob.
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« Reply #127 on: February 03, 2008, 03:08:22 PM »

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The madness of uncontrolled immigration is probabably the single most talked about topic today in the British media - I need not go there here. (Interesting, that last half-sentence. I wonder what I meant?)
Actually it's the weather, adulterous affairs or amazingly Princess Dianna, still! In the rubbish papers anyway. Real papers tend to report the news!

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So how do the Spaniards feel about the uncontrolled amount of Brits coming to live in their country then? You're part of the 'madness' there!  
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« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2008, 06:34:18 PM »

See Alain Briot's article on the G9, item 7. Ah well.  

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« Reply #129 on: February 16, 2008, 06:15:13 AM »

And what was originally titled Don't Loose Your Photos Before You Download. Sloppy language, sloppy thinking?

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« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2008, 11:03:40 AM »

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See Alain Briot's article on the G9, item 7. Ah well.   

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I'm glad we're getting back on topic.

But I find Alain's error slightly forgivable, since English is not his first language. Most of the "loosers" who "loose" sight of the difference between "lose" and "loose" are American-born "lose" canons, IMHO.  
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« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2008, 11:56:44 AM »

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Actually it's the weather, adulterous affairs or amazingly Princess Dianna, still! In the rubbish papers anyway. Real papers tend to report the news!
So how do the Spaniards feel about the uncontrolled amount of Brits coming to live in their country then? You're part of the 'madness' there!   
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Okay, Futt Futt, you ask how the Spanish feel about my being here.

I have been here 27 years; I bought my own home, cash, providing nice work for local Mallorcan builders; I have been a total importer of currency ever since, having taken NO work from any Mallorcan. In short, they think of me as a nett economic good thing, much as we do of the billionaire Indians we have in England. I doubt that either the Indian billionaire or even I fall into the īmadnessī category of problem foreign import. You neglected to ask what the Mallorcan people think of the Spanish - but thatīs another topic

As for the UK chancers who come to work here, to rip off the resident British mugs (and tourists) who think they can trust them but not a Spaniard, mostly the various parties deserve each other. Happy? Can I go back to sleep now?

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« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2008, 12:00:58 PM »

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I'm glad we're getting back on topic.

But I find Alain's error slightly forgivable, since English is not his first language. Most of the "loosers" who "loose" sight of the difference between "lose" and "loose" are American-born "lose" canons, IMHO.   
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I agree. But there must presumably be a subeditor at outbackphoto. So it's an Aussie who's partly to blame!

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« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2008, 12:03:34 PM »

Actually, I thought that site belonged to a German resident in the US.

It's fair enough to highlight non native speakers - but only if you do so in their native language.

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« Reply #134 on: February 28, 2008, 01:29:12 PM »

Had to post this one (from a dpreview discussion forum thread):

goodpics wrote:
> I see plenty of mistakes in your threads too. People who live in
> glass houses should not throw stones.
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> Did I spell everything right. If not, well, I won't loose any sleep
> over it.
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> Now, if you want to pay me to write something, I'll show you how well
> I can spell.
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« Reply #135 on: February 28, 2008, 04:31:32 PM »

I'm surprised that the word that has to be misspelled the most on any given photo forum hasn't been brought up yet--"raw." Why most people go out of their way to capitalize/misspell it is beyond me. I believe Adobe is the only big-name outfit who spells it correctly.
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« Reply #136 on: February 29, 2008, 03:45:46 AM »

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I'm surprised that the word that has to be misspelled the most on any given photo forum hasn't been brought up yet--"raw." Why most people go out of their way to capitalize/misspell it is beyond me. I believe Adobe is the only big-name outfit who spells it correctly.
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I agree with the capitalisation point (I've never understood why people do it, since it isn't an acronym, but I suppose I just follow the herd), but how can you misspell "raw"? Lion noises?

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« Reply #137 on: February 29, 2008, 11:02:31 AM »

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I'm surprised that the word that has to be misspelled the most on any given photo forum hasn't been brought up yet--"raw." Why most people go out of their way to capitalize/misspell it is beyond me. I believe Adobe is the only big-name outfit who spells it correctly.

I've never explicitly heard the reason, but my assumption has always been that some capitalize it because it is a file format (or, more specifically, a collection of file formats), and file formats are typically capitalized (since most are acronyms).  You write about JPG files, TIF files, NEF files, etc., so it makes some amount of sense to also write about RAW files.  That emphasizes that it is a file format, not just something being compared with uncooked meat.

That isn't to say that I think it's correct.  I've seen it both ways, and used it both ways, and have no idea what the more "correct" way is (if there is indeed any one "correct" way).

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« Reply #138 on: February 29, 2008, 12:02:20 PM »

No, raw is absolutely not a file format. It merely describes the file format, which is simply the common word describing the unchanged state of the file or capture, or yes, even uncooked meat in your example. CR2 or NEF (Canon and Nikon, respectively), for example, are the file formats for the raw capture, which are acronyms. Even if raw was a file format, and because it is not an acronym, it would have to be spelled, "Raw." So, ultimately, is undeniably incorrect to capitalize all letters.
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« Reply #139 on: February 29, 2008, 01:59:57 PM »

RAW/.raw File extension - FWIW also an audio file format
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