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Re: HELP!... Geeks overrunning LuLa Forums! Call 911!
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2011, 02:49:07 PM »

It's 'humour', not 'humor'. Just saying.  ;)

In Britain, but not in the U.S. Just saying ;)

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« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2011, 03:53:54 PM »

Bob, You're right, and I can tell you from personal experience that it's mighty important for a pilot -- at least a military pilot -- to understand the technology built into his airplane. The problem is that if you have a problem you can't just pull over to the shoulder and shut down.


Russ, should I assume that, as photographers, you and Bob build and design your own cameras and lenses then ... and that you have the modern technical know-how?

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« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2011, 03:56:32 PM »

Right, Bill. And it's aluminium, colour, cheque, plough, and tyre, to name just a few other misspellings. But if you think that's strange you should hear my Texan friends talk about "all." That's that stuff you put in your car.

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« Reply #23 on: September 02, 2011, 03:59:50 PM »

You've got it, Jack. But the rate of my camera construction is constrained by the speed with which I can eat oatmeal.  ;D

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« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2011, 04:06:07 PM »

All righty then ;D
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« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2011, 04:07:45 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: September 02, 2011, 04:23:23 PM »

There was a lovely Beyond the Fringe skit in which a young woman was auditioning.
She was asked to sing Let's Call the Whole Thing Off and insisted on pronouncing all cross-spelled/pronounced words identically.

Finally frustrated, she huffed in rather plummy English:

I really don't understand what's wrong with this relationship!
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« Reply #27 on: September 02, 2011, 06:44:12 PM »

It's 'humour', not 'humor'. Just saying.  ;)
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Why can't these colonials spell?

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2011, 07:45:50 PM »


Russ, should I assume that, as photographers, you and Bob build and design your own cameras and lenses then ... and that you have the modern technical know-how?

Jack


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Does a homemade pinhole camera count?   ;D

But look, pilots build experimental aircraft from scratch.  Hardcore car guys machine car parts from scratch.  Look at some of the accessories that have come from guys noodling around in a shop.  Where do you think some of the things like the Promote Control came from?  Or the Dynamic Perception dolly rig, controller and firmware?  Or the DitoGear slider and controller? 
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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2011, 09:03:29 PM »

In Britain, but not in the U.S. Just saying ;)
What about in Canada (since this is, after all, a Canadian site)? Just saying    ;)  ;)
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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2011, 09:22:22 PM »

What about in Canada (since this is, after all, a Canadian site)? Just saying    ;)  ;)

Yeah, Eric. There too. I grew up near the Canadian border, spent three years stationed in Beausejour, Manitoba, and had several close Canadian friends during my time at NORAD headquarters. If you're ever in doubt about whether or not somebody's Canadian, get him to say, "out." But at least Canadians put oil in their cars.

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« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2011, 07:56:29 AM »

Does a homemade pinhole camera count?   ;D

For you, Bob, I will say "Yes"  ;D




But look, pilots build experimental aircraft from scratch.  Hardcore car guys machine car parts from scratch.  Look at some of the accessories that have come from guys noodling around in a shop.  Where do you think some of the things like the Promote Control came from?  Or the Dynamic Perception dolly rig, controller and firmware?  Or the DitoGear slider and controller?  

There is no question that, the more knowledgeable a person becomes about photography, the more knowledge he is going to get about certain working elements behind his equipment. However, I maintain that there is a divergence between becoming more knowledgeable in the "geek" sense and developing skill and creativity in the artistic sense.

Not every race car driver has to become Carroll Shelby (and manufacture his own cars) ... and, by the same token, Shelby's total knowledge of automobile craftsmanship doesn't mean he couldn't be defeated by other talented drivers, who lacked his car-making abilities. Similarly, not every photographer needs to turn himself into a software geek to be able to take great photos.

In the end, it is simply absurd to believe a photographer needs the know-how to produce a D3x himself in order to get incredible results while using one.

Jack


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« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2011, 09:26:38 PM »

Call 911? is that the police or a Porsche 911?  ;D

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« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2011, 10:08:40 PM »

It would have to be the Porsche, triple zero (000) is the official emergency number in Australia. It is interesting to see what the emergency numbers are throughout the world. You can find out more about the numbers here.

LuLa seems to go a bit quiet during the northern summer as photographers go on holidays. Leaving the geeks to control the asylum forum.

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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2011, 08:26:57 AM »

Wholeheartedly agree, Jack.  I do think sometimes there's too much concentration on the technical, the 1s and 0s, and not enough on the artistic.
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« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2011, 09:50:21 AM »

It would have to be the Porsche, triple zero (000) is the official emergency number in Australia. It is interesting to see what the emergency numbers are throughout the world. You can find out more about the numbers here.

We have 112 in Europe so, yes, I think the 'Call 911' was not the best choice to give the thread a name in an international forum ;D. 112 will work on any mobile phone, no matter if your provider doesn't have coverage at your location (as long as some other operator has of course), and no matter if you have a 'pay as you go' contract and ran out of money. Is the same in Australia? just curious.

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« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2011, 10:21:04 AM »

... an international forum...

Hmmm... Given that the owner is a Canadian who resides in Mexico half oh the time, I would argue that if we average his geographical location, it would be the U.S. Or, from another perspective, truth is usually somewhere in the middle, which would, once again, be in the U.S. Hence, this is an American forum. Just saying ;)

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« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2011, 10:51:04 AM »

Hmmm... Given that the owner is a Canadian who resides in Mexico half oh the time, I would argue that if we average his geographical location, it would be the U.S. Or, from another perspective, truth is usually somewhere in the middle, which would, once again, be in the U.S. Hence, this is an American forum. Just saying ;)

Not really. If you average Michael's geographical location you would get some underground place a good amount of Kms below the US surface, where calling 911 would be a waste of time. Just saying  ;D
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« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2011, 12:46:40 PM »

... some underground place a good amount of Kms below the US surface, where calling 911 would be a waste of time...

Even if so, such undisclosed, deep-under bunker location did not stop Dick Cheney from calling the shots, let alone 911 :D
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