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May 22, 2017 22:33:55   #
I have to say Lenny was a genius in tying up/wrapping the gun in two places with that string. Must have taken hours and then to have that darn DJ bend over just at the 'right' time was a precious bit of comedy.
Truly enjoyed the link. Thanks for your enlightening posts, this one was especially good.
Alex
 
Apr 25, 2017 08:57:21   #
Manglesphoto wrote:
Great link, beautiful old cars
But wtf is a Sedanet?
And the Buick Rivira was not intriduce until 1964



I found a site where they are selling old classic cars (http://hymanltd.com/vehicles) that has an extensive description of the Sedanet. They have one for sale at their showroom just outside St. Louis, MO. It states it only had 144 HP which doesn't sound like it was capable driving up any big hills pulling that beautiful trailer. Sure would look good tho.

BTW, they want 79,500 for a 1946 restored Sedanet.
Apr 15, 2017 07:55:13   #
Djedi wrote:
Take a week off and rent one of these. http://www.ebay.com/itm/rent-Reflecta-MF5000-1-Week-rent-Dia-Film-scanner-Medium-format-scanner-/201736677950
It's a film scanner that will be sent to you for a week at a time from Germany. It will scan 2 1/4 film and digitize the images. Rents with scan software.
Of course you will need a computer, and in my experience, Photoshop will also be useful.


According to their web site they only rent to people who have an address in Germany or Austria.
Apr 3, 2017 08:04:24   #
Mark,
I believe my toe started tapping at about the 4 second mark.
Good one.

I grew up listening to 'Jam with Sam' on late night radio in Chicago in the mid 50s. At 11:00 PM he started playing 'Blues' and you have brought back those strong, enjoyable feelings with this site.

Thanks
Mar 12, 2017 14:19:11   #
I second Grnways suggestion on the Black Diamond brand.
Many skiers around here use them.
I bought a BD headlamp after buying a Colman brand and was very disappointed in the Colman. I am amazed at how good the BD headlamps project light. When hiking, you especially need a HL that throws a good amount of light ahead of you.
Feb 24, 2017 13:17:58   #
Here's a sad sea burial you may or may not have read about, I know it brought tears to my eyes.
Alex


Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger.

On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple

times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser.

Deen was killed. The Avenger's pilot, Lt Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex.

Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in it.

It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. military history) that an aviator was buried

in his aircraft after being killed in action.



http://loyceedeen.webstarts.com/uploads/GoingHome.mp4
 
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
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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.
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