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Jan 24, 2017 08:06:10   #
How I ever missed knowing and listening to this great piano player/singer I'll never understand BUT thank you for introducing me to his music.
He has a wonderful style.
Best,
Alex
 
Dec 18, 2016 13:25:25   #
I really appreciate your bringing attention to the Jazz/Blues greats from the last 'coolest era' of Jazz/Blues. Don't hear much of the likes of those greats anymore.
I've always liked 'Bumpin' by Wes, I think back in the mid 60s. Mellow sound.

You're listing some of the great artists makes me want to unpack, undust, and play my old albums and then I realize I will have to buy a record player, speakers, etc. I just don't get the same feel from listening to a CD of that music but then again, I may be just remembering the feeling I used to get when going to see the artists and playing those albums.

Have you switched to just listening to CDs or do you still play records?

Thanks again
Alex
Dec 6, 2016 14:22:59   #
Bigal wrote:
An annual event held in Melton Mowbray church over six days, last year it raised £23,000.00. I was a bit out of my depth as I usually only shoot in daylight but thought It would be of interest to all you on the hog.


Great photos. The Church is impressive even without the trees.
It seems like a worthwhile event. Do you collect from people viewing or do they sell the trees?
Nov 29, 2016 10:16:01   #
[quote=Gene51]There is another alternative, and you will be doing the shelters a big service - contact the local SPCA, private shelters and fosters and offer them your services.

What a wonderful idea. I never would have though of it but I'm going to try doing what you suggested.
Thanks
Nov 27, 2016 15:37:13   #
Hearing aids, I too, they are also my biggest complaint......but I get them from Costco so at least I get some savings from having to buy them at regular aid peddlers.
My cellular company is U.S.Cellular and they have a library of tunes to pick from for ring tones. I misspoke in my last msg. as the actual song I use for a ring tone is Milestones, its on the Miles Ahead album.
The last time I changed phones US Cellular didn't have Milestones in their itunes library so when I called them up the rep. did some research and sent me a path that he used to get the song onto iTunes and I used that to add it to my phone which is an I phone 6s.

Send me your e-mail address and I'll fwd. the e-mail US Cellular sent me describing the steps he went thru to get the song onto iTunes which is where US Cellular has the extra ring tones. I imagine every carrier could/should allow the same ring tone system.

best
Alex
Nov 27, 2016 10:58:33   #
[quote=markngolf]I've subscribed to http://Jazzonthetube.com for many (lost count) years. If you are a fan of Jazz, there is no better venue for viewing and listening to Jazz. It is the largest collection on the web. It's free, unless you choose to contribute - I do because it is such a vital part of my life. Here is a brief week's synopsis of the email deliveries this past week. I encourage you to take a look.

[i]Here are the Jazz on the Tube videos for the
week of November 21 through November 27,
2016.

Enjoy and please help spread the word.

Enjoy
Mark[/quote]

Its a really great site that I never knew about. Thanks for posting the link.
I even have Miles Ahead as a ring tone.
I'll be sure to send them a contribution as I'm going to listen frequently.

Do you have a recommendation of a speaker (or system) to play the sounds for someone who presently just uses my computer to listen to videos, etc.?
I want to tell my wife what I want for Christmas but need a suggestion for the best way to stream the sounds from u tube videos.
Being as my good hearing is now a distant memory I need a good amount of amplification that my laptop doesn't provide.

Best
Alex
 
Nov 22, 2016 11:11:47   #
phlash46 wrote:
You've missed the point! It's not the cops, teachers and firemen that are to blame. It's the people (politicians) who caved in and offered deals they couldn't pay for and then underfunded to cover their asses that are to blame.


This is a very controversial topic. My experience is that people have learned to game the retirement system and because the politicians are also part of the same system, nothing will change without a massive rethink of how retirement systems are managed or a bankruptcy occurs as in the case of Dallas, TX. The retirement system was originally designed properly but the fact you have supervisors, managers, politicians thinking of ways to benefits themselves make it doomed to fail.

I think most retirement systems started out to give a decent retirement to all the workers. Then many people saw how other workers were getting massive increases in benefits by saving up their vacation and sick days and tacking all that extra time onto their base pay. Retirement pay for police, fire, and virtually all state workers is based on the last three years of their work. So workers started to jam all their saved vacation time, sick time, etc. that they have saved up (sometimes for over 5 years time), into the last three years for a retirement basis, this will cause the retirees to increase their retirement pay by sometimes over 50 percent.
The problem comes down to management not wanting to upset the wonderful system that every retiree is gaming because in a few years they (managers) will game the same system to increase their retirement.
Here in Oregon even the politicians, judges, etc. are part of the same retirement system so it will never be corrected and Oregon will go bankrupt just like Dallas. There is no way our politicians will vote to decrease their own retirement....even tho, many retirees are getting paid more than 100% of the salary they made while working.
Nov 17, 2016 13:07:42   #
phyprof wrote:
Good Evening to all.

My name is Gavyn and my wife, daughter, and I live in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the border between Northeast Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Our property is at 3400 ft elevation, so we escape the summer heat of the southeast. We border the Cherokee/Pisgah National Forest, a 1.15 million acre national forest. We are within walking distance of the Appalachian Trail and many spring fed creeks. There are over 20 named waterfalls within a 90 minute drive of our house. I do a lot of day trips and short hikes because of the nearness of a tremendous amount of photo locations.

We are the host to a number of deer, turkey, and grouse that frequent our property. My wife has planted trees, shrubs, grasses, wildflowers that attract butterflies, birds, and other critters. We have had deer born on our property two years in a row, this year twins! We have had as many as 30 deer at one time in our backyard, and now we are regularly hosting 10 turkeys every day. We put out corn for them all year, but increase the amount in the winter. We do get some impressive snow from time to time and the deer and other wildlife struggle to find food. (No, I don't hunt so I am not baiting them.)

We all shoot with Nikon equipment. We each have a DSLR but I still shoot with black and white film as well. I also do the occasional outing with an iphone, but always have a camera close at hand.

I am a retired professor of physics, my wife, mathematics. Our daughter has her BA in History. Go figure.

I look forward to being a member of this forum. I plan on learning a lot and hope I can provide some useful input myself.

Happy Photographing.

Gavyn
Good Evening to all. br br My name is Gavyn and ... (show quote)


Hi Gavyn and welcome to UHH.
Many, many nice people here and I know you will enjoy the forum.

On a separate note we have similar populations of deer and turkeys here in Southwest Oregon.
I was told by a farm store manager that a food good for the Turkeys but was very bad for the deer, it was corn......well after looking up that subject on-line it was driven home that deer and corn should not be together.
While we have black tailed deer here, I believe it applies to white tailed deer too.

Alex
Nov 4, 2016 11:02:57   #
Good article. Thanks.
Too bad so many over weight people won't read it or understand the consequences of using it. Sour Cream is another unnecessary addition to so many foods.
Oct 22, 2016 11:36:05   #
Steve_m wrote:
Good old 60s. Now the same trip is 62 miles long.


Now thats funny....
Oct 22, 2016 11:17:42   #
[quote=jerryc41]It's bad enough talking on a phone while driving, but texting???

In the 60s while driving the 36 miles from Orange County to Santa Monica to go to work it was very common to see women with their heads close to the mirror putting on make-up, and men reading the newspaper propped on the front of the steering wheel.
Texting isn't the problem, it's the drivers.

The more I think about it, having greater intelligence in the cars computers is the way to go. Too many drivers brains are up-and-locked most times, just like the landing gear on an aircraft, not being used......
 
Oct 20, 2016 12:11:23   #
Did a google search about crowning a tooth after root canal. Web MD says it all depends on the tooth condition. There is NO reason to arbitrarily add a crown on a tooth after a root canal.
Most if not all dentists will argue that fact as they get to add the price of a crown to their bill.

Buyer beware. If you think dentists, surgeons, etc. are altruistic you obviously don't have my experience with unnecessary medical recommendations. In my experience, many physicians/dentists, etc. will recommend a higher priced and sometimes unnecessary procedure.
Oct 20, 2016 09:30:57   #
Robert R wrote:
Jerry, If your tooth is not cracked, root canal therapy should be successful. Be aware that you may need a crown on the tooth after the treatment. Best of luck.


I also believe that after having a root canal the dentist always states a crown must be put on the tooth, Why is a crown is required, 100% of the time?
It seems to me that Jerry will have to bear the cost of the root canal (if he decides on that option), AND the cost of the crown and together they are quite expensive.

To my understanding, the root canal procedure involves drilling a normal sized hole thru the tooth down to the root. After the 'oral surgeon' removes the root. They just fill the hole with a temporary filling until the regular dentist can add a crown. Why won't a regular filling be good enough?
Will a catastrophe occur if a crown is not added?
Oct 19, 2016 09:51:56   #
burkphoto wrote:
The biggest issue I've seen in removing old photos from album pages is that their emulsions are dried, brittle, and crack or flake off when flexed. It doesn't help if the pages contained acid... Few consumer albums used acid-free papers until recently (many still don't!).


Thanks for your good suggestions and valuable comments.
The Smithsonian video I mentioned previously emphasizes to be very careful to not bend the photos when removing them. That is the biggest concern I have as impatience runs strong on my family.
Oct 19, 2016 09:45:47   #
blackest wrote:
Honestly I think burkphoto is right, you do not want to destroy these albums They are irreplaceable and you don't want to be the idiot that destroyed them. My approach would be to reproduce the album full size scans and delivered as a photobook. You may be better to get the book created professionally. It depends on the album as to if it can be unbound look for a company that can do the work find out the price and then see about splitting it 4 ways presumably your wife also wants a copy.

Once you have the book produced and printed and also keeping an electronic copy then maybe you might go ahead and see if the photo's can be removed skillfully and safely. It is quite likely that you will be disappointed there is almost certain to be some fading which will clearly be seen where the photo's were overlapped and probably some residue and possibly tearing when the pages get separated.

With the quote you should be able to split it into printing and binding of your electronic files and a cost for acquiring the image files in the first place. Just getting the quote should concentrate the minds of the three brothers wanting the albums is one thing paying for them could be another, although if they are getting something from the estate then perhaps they will not see it as a real cost to them.



I hope you havent done too much damage so far, if you are stuck for finding pro's to quote and do the job. It might be worth approaching a museum they will probably know people who restore and conserve books and albums. Making new books is not that expensive. There are print on demand companies all over.
Honestly I think burkphoto is right, you do not wa... (show quote)


I guess I hadn't been clear when I tried to describe the 3 albums having all the old family photos.
They are very cheap albums and were a common way of keeping photos in the 60s. Each page is covered with adhesive strips about 2mm in width and that adhesive is now the problem. I cannot remove the photos anymore by just peeling them from the pages. Also, many of the photos overlap one another so they must be removed to allow seeing the complete underlying pictures.
I intend to toss the albums after removing the photos.
As many sites explain on Google, these albums have an acidic nature to the plastic covering each page so the photos will be destroyed if they are not removed. I didn't know that when I started this investigation.
The Smithsonian museum has a video explaining how they remove photos from old albums using waxed dental floss.
I've now removed a couple of pictures using that method and so far, it works......

Thanks for your concern and suggestions.
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