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Jun 15, 2024 10:31:01   #
Yes, I can see it.
Complete with a stogie sticking out the side of his mouth.
Great capture.
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Jun 15, 2024 10:19:30   #
Awesome. Look a lot like a chicken...
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Jun 15, 2024 10:18:19   #
Peteso wrote:
I echo the sentiments opposing the overuse of acronyms. Now that several of us have complained about this, I find it equally interesting that none of the users of “ACR” have explained what it represents. It’s no wonder that UHH is waning.

Agreed on acronyms. Best practice is to state full meaning then it's acronym. I.E. "I use Adobe Camera Raw (ACR). People that use ACR are spectaclular."

Of course, an extremely common acronym like ACR in a photo group generally doesn't need all the 'splainin, but good practice is good practice.
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Jun 15, 2024 08:29:05   #
Longshadow wrote:
Re above fire link-

I just found out from a friend that the above fire is NOT from an EV as purported.......
It's from a transport carrying gas cylinders that collided with a bus.

So I suppose we can believe even less and less of what is presented on the internet anymore.
Getting worse?
And people wonder why people hate people........
Too many miscreants, and the number seems to be increasing.

I don't think the number is increasing. What is happening is massive and rapid communication from multiple sources is smoking them out.
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Jun 14, 2024 10:07:07   #
Best I can do is a 5 way tie (including the original), so I have to pass.
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Jun 14, 2024 09:35:30   #
jerryc41 wrote:
I love watching YouTube videos, mainly for instruction. There is so much useful information available from established YouTubers. You can learn how to do something, how to make a repair, learn about history, or just be entertained by a scary story.

Unfortunately, YouTube is not very nice to the YouTubers who post videos to host the advertising that makes YT money. For example, anyone can put a copyright claim on a video, and YT will hold it against the YouTuber in a number of ways. They can delete the video or demonitize it - no money to the one posting it. YouTube provides no information about who is making the claim, and there is no defense against this.

Another thing they do is claim that the channel has "Invalid Traffic." That means that the poster himself is somehow running up hundreds of hours of watching time just to boost his revenue. Again, YouTube provides no information about this Invalid Traffic, but they cut payments to the poster. This is a common complaint among YouTubers, but there is no way around it because YT provides no information. YouTube wants lots of people to watch the videos so they can charge more for advertising, but if too many people seem to be watching, they claim the poster is cheating and cut his income drastically. Imagine if your paycheck was reduced by 50%, and the boss said, "You did something wrong."

That's all for now.
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I subscribe to over 100 channels, so I too like YouTube. I think some people make lots of money on it, but I suspect YouTube is fairly corrupt in how it handles things.

One thing I notice is when I watch a video on a channel, it puts a red line under the title so I know I already watched that particular video. Quite frequently that red line disappears making it hard to determine if I've already watched it.

I often wonder if those red lines are removed because YouTube doesn't want to pay the OP for the views they are getting? If I click a "like" that seems to stay even if the red line is deleted. Just wondering, nothing more.
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Jun 13, 2024 14:55:14   #
joecichjr wrote:
Many times, I have seen the larger birds fly away - in terror

Recently I watched a gray squirrel chase a hawk of some kind out of his way. It was very strange I thought. Been waiting for years for a hawk to grab one of the squirrels from around my bird feeders. I guess I have tough squirrels.
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Jun 13, 2024 14:39:58   #
Bridges wrote:
... He was amazingly smart and understood the difference between young children and adults.

One of my sons dogs, fairly large would drag down a full grown adult when walking him on a leash. Once my visiting daughters 3yr old daughter grabbed his leash and that darn thing, unfamiliar with children, amazingly walked like he was supposed to and never once pulled on the leash in about a mile walk. It was an amazing and enlightening event. I've had dogs my entire life and that was eye opening for me.
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Jun 13, 2024 14:05:55   #
alberio wrote:
I'm sure it's in our future, but why? So you can say you died in your sleep? Brings to mind that group Asleep at the Wheel.

One reason is they are safer than human counterparts.
Another is it will always be your "designated driver" so you can party on at the 4th of July picnic.
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Jun 13, 2024 12:29:03   #
KillroyII wrote:

Absolutely, and the politician's push for EVs can usually be traced to $/power/reelection. If the eventual solution includes EVs... fine... but I am an all of the above guy and let the people/market decide.

Amen to that. Good products don't need Big Brother promoting them. Good example is those worthless pig tail lights that the gov't was pushing and banning incandescent light so people that didn't want them had to use them. LED lights came out and everyone wants and uses them, because they are a massive upgrade rather than massive downgrade. Everyone will want coal burner electric car's or whatever when they are better than petro fueled cars.
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Jun 13, 2024 12:13:02   #
First the now obligatory rant that this belongs in the FOOD section, or more accurately the one with the unlikely name of:The Eye and Lens of a Foodie or Calling all Foodies section.

Second, these are great food pics. My wife when much younger loved hot stuff. Now, she can't stand it. I, like you, love my hot, very hot peppers, but not on burgers. Chili, taco's, salsa turn up the heat.
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Jun 13, 2024 12:02:19   #
Sidwalkastronomy wrote:
How did you cs2 to work. I've heard if you can disconnect internet you can do it.
Love to load my paid for CS2 on to my unsupported win 7 computer. Any help would be helpful. Thanks

It's been a few years but my recollection is that newer WIN versions, like WIN7 wanted it installed in \AppData\Roaming\ folder or it wouldn't run. Previous win versions didn't have those folders and lots of software would not run if installed in the old folders. Don't ask how I managed it, it was a few years ago and I have trouble remembering what I did this morning...

Nevermind, I actually created a text file on how I managed it. Here is the contents, if you wish to try your hand at it:

Installing from the regular install CD worked the first time. I un-installed it because somehow I placed the working files in .../jack/roaming/Adobe photoshop CS2/folder instead of...jack/AppData/ It would no longer install, saying my pw or user name was incorrect? I then copied all the files from my backup .../jack/APPDATA/roaming/Adobe photoshop CS2/ folder, clicked on photoshop exec, and it worked. Created a shortcut to that file and it ran fine. The files installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\ folder were there from the original install, but clicking on the photoshop.exe gave the above error message (wrong pw/user) This CD is a copy of the /jack/APPDATA/roaming/Adobe photoshop CS2/ folder and should (might) work if simply copied. If not, then installing from the regular cd then copying this stuff should work, just as it did this time.

I later deleted all the files in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\ folder (had to change ownership first) and CS2 still worked fine from the roaming folder.
Placing the working files in .../jack/roaming/Adobe photoshop CS2/folder seems to work, and creating a shortcut to the photoshop.exe in that folder works.
Also noted that some config files, like WORKSPACES, are in

C:\Users\Jack\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop\9.0\Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings\
Folder. I would copy everything in c:\Users\jack\APPDATA\roaming\Adobe photoshop CS2\
and in
C:\Users\Jack\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Photoshop\9.0\Adobe Photoshop CS2 Settings\

Note that I wrote this file for myself and the file date is 2017. I don't care what it all means as I use Affinity Photo now as my goto editor.

Just for laugh's, I just opened CS2 and it works good as ever on my current I5 64bit Win10 system. I also have PS7 and I'm sure that will run as well.

I've been thinking of switching back to PhotoShop since Affinity sold the farm, but I'm principally against rent-ware. I reckon I'll stick with Affinity until they do something stupid.
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Jun 13, 2024 11:21:04   #
alberio wrote:
And ride in one's that try to drive themselves.

My son has a Tesla with full auto drive mode. It's fantastic, amazing and no doubt is proof that self-driving taxi service is right around the corner. I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't experienced it first hand.
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Jun 13, 2024 11:14:24   #
Longshadow wrote:
And they are listed in route planning apps for long trips..........
Like ≈1,000 miles from PA to FL.

Tesla already provides all that info on their GPS maps.
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Jun 13, 2024 10:21:43   #
burkphoto wrote:
Why the sudden ad hominem? I'm merely explaining what I know from working in a photo lab environment where we had dozens of seats of CS2 and then CS3, used for retouching portraits. The IT world is what it is, and complaining about subscription software or any other form of progress is not going to do anything positive for my blood pressure, brain, or heart.

I bought CS3 in 2008 when I got an Intel Mac. It became obsolete a few versions of MacOS later, when Apple changed to a 64-bit ONLY operating system. Ps CS3 was 32-bit code. It had to be totally rewritten and hence, upgraded. By obsolete, I mean it would not install or run on the new system. Frustrating? For about ten minutes. Honestly, I'm glad to subscribe. Ten bucks a month is a cheap hobby! It's also an insignificant business expense for its value. I used to spend today's equivalent of $80 to $100 on film and paper each month to support my hobby, back in the 1970s. As a teen, I sold prints to friends to pay for it.

Adobe shut down its activation servers for CS3 LONG ago. So even if you have new-old-stock ancient hardware with an obsolete, dangerous, unsupported operating system, it cannot be installed.

For those with old software like this, I recommend Serif Affinity Photo ($80 or so) as a decent Photoshop replacement. It is well-supported on both Macs and Windows.

On Windows, adding the free Dark Table and GIMP can round out a "suite" of sorts, similar to Adobe Photography plan. Unfortunately, Dark Table (Lightroom Classic substitute) and GIMP (another Photoshop substitute) are not known for their support communities the way Adobe is. But then, you get what you (don't) pay for.

On Mac, combining Serif Affinity Photo with Apple Photos (free) and Gentlemen Coders' RAW Power ($40) also makes a suite of sorts. Both Affinity Photo and RAW Power can be used as plug-in components of Apple Photos. All three are well-supported.

Many folks find that those are all they need.
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Office 2000 still runs on my 64 bit computer. Also, CS2 runs just fine as well. Other than some old DOS software that no longer runs in a DOS shell, I'd be hard pressed to find old software that no longer works. Surething CD Label printer is something that quit working somewhere along the way, but that's all I can think of.
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