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Jun 17, 2019 11:54:18   #
pendennis wrote:
Tennessee is a "right to work" state, meaning that union membership can't be a condition of employment. This has been a bone of contention among union organizers and politicians who rely on those contributions.

For instance, in Michigan, which has long been considered a pro-union state, the Republican-controlled legislature enacted right-to-work laws, and ended mandatory union dues contribution. The unions hate this type of legislation, but combined with tax law changes, Michigan has enjoyed a resurgence in business growth. Does the legislation drive this, or is it because of a growing economy? No real way to tell, but growth is good, regardless the reasons.
Tennessee is a "right to work" state, me... (show quote)

While it is true that TN is a right to work state they are still vehemently opposed to union representation so firmly that the governor spoke to the employees at the Volkswagen plant and urged them to vote against the union thereby creating the only Volkswagen plant in the world without a union.
It's funny how the article in the link ties Volkswagen and Toyota together.
Jun 17, 2019 08:36:53   #
TN has historically been anti Union which is I believe why so many businesses are opening here and paying much less than the same jobs elsewhere.
Jun 15, 2019 09:59:05   #
This might sound odd but I recommend that you upgrade the power supply.
While your system is within the minimum power specifications it is just barely sufficient and at five years old is probably not operating at the listed wattage which by the way is the maximum wattage produced by it not the running wattage.
I suggest a minimum of 650 Watts and up the ram when you can.
Jun 4, 2019 04:39:37   #
Linda From Maine wrote:
The plug-ins I have with PS Elements are Nik Collection and two older Topaz pieces: Simplify, and Detail.

The HDR module of Nik may not work with it, but can be used as stand-alone, should you purchase.

I have enjoyed PS Elements for several years. The expert tab is where you will find ability to use layers and layer masks. Much help is available online and here on UHH, including the post processing section:


I have no problems using the hdr module with elements 7 so I don't think it should be a problem with the newer version
Jun 4, 2019 04:33:54   #
HRBIEL wrote:
Just some food for thought. In the old days (pre digital) personal cameras registered images on film but they didn't record video on film. Today, almost any personal camera you can buy can shoot stills as well as record video. I wonder if there would be a market for photographers who only shoot stills and would buy a camera that had no video capability? Marketing a camera with no video capabilities could probably cost less, maybe weigh less, have a smaller form factor, and be less complicated to operate. I know I would be interested in such a camera as I'm not interested in video. Any thoughts from hoggers?
Just some food for thought. In the old days (pre d... (show quote)

My camera is a Canon 50d which is one of the last still only cameras distributed by Canon.
It's still more than capable of creating great images.
May 31, 2019 11:58:49   #
May 31, 2019 11:49:17   #
Longshadow wrote:
I purchased this drive dock a few years ago. It accepts regular SATA internals as well as thin drives.
Works great!
(You didn't say if the drive was SATA or IDE.)

I have a similar dock although mine has a third slot for an IDE drive and uses an external power cord.
I have used it many times for transferring pictures and documents when a client upgrades their computer but wants to keep the old files. It also let's me use any drive to do regular backups as well as use it for external storage.
I have several loose hard drives sitting around for different uses.
May 30, 2019 13:22:55   #
boberic wrote:
You forget that Trump's statement was just talk, he did not.grab any ones Pussy. Biden actually touches people against their will. A very big difference.

This seems to be something so many people forget
May 30, 2019 13:07:15   #
robbiedoug wrote:
For the past year or so I have been experiencing the unwelcome blue screen (BSOD) on my computer and don't know what to do about it. My trusted computer tech keeps saying he has corrected the problem, but it keep coming up at the most inopportune times. It is very aggravating and time consuming. Any suggestions or comments?

Without knowing the error message there is no way to accurately determine the cause so at best all anyone can do is give general suggestions which you have been getting.
Another often overlooked cause can be a defective power supply.
You would be surprised to see how many times I have corrected issues just by replacing the PSU.
May 26, 2019 11:38:53   #
I actually like that the IRS considers my photography as well as my Santa Claus work to be hobbies more or less.
Although I have been considering forming a LLC for both endeavors for the tax deduction for equipment.
Might as well get a write off for a GAS attack for either one especially since almost all the income from either one goes right back in as expenses at this point.
May 20, 2019 22:57:15   #
frankraney wrote:
Good for her and good for you..... People will usually listen unless, like you say they are a jerk, or just really want to get rid of stuff and will sometimes sell it cheap or give it away ...

I went to a yard sale in Mendocino while there, after lunch at Patterson's pub. They said no set prices, donations only. Whatever you want to give. It was to raise money for their kids to go to school.

If they just want to move it quick is fine but usually especially at estate sales the sellers are not aware of the value.
If they are and are still willing to do it then of course I will buy it but if I don't tell them I feel like I am taking advantage of the situation and their loss
May 20, 2019 22:52:46   #
NMGal wrote:
I think they look good.

As do I but as a noob I figure there is always room for improvement.
Thank you though.
May 20, 2019 20:21:30   #
I am always on the lookout for cameras and or lenses when I go to thrift stores and yard sales although often I have come across good deals at estate sales. There unless the seller is being a jerk or is obviously well off I try to tell them if a price is substantially under priced.
I just recently had to convince a good friend of mine to not sell the tiffen 77mm tiffen neutral density filters she had that were still in the boxes for only five dollars each.
She got them all in a box of stuff from an estate sale and was mostly interested in the lenses in the box for her camera.
Turns out that the box was leftover inventory from where the deceased had to give up his camera shop and his children had no idea of the value since the shop closed down about ten years ago.
She ended up listing the filters for slightly below market value minus the three she gave me out of gratitude and more than made her money back.
The box had about twenty filters in it.
May 20, 2019 20:05:32   #
I was trying to shoot some weather related pictures but it cleared up so I started practicing on a random seagull.
Shot with a 50d and an old sigma 70-300 with a 2x teleconverter.
These are my first successful bif images.

Opinions and suggestions within the constraints of my equipment are greatly appreciate.


May 20, 2019 19:55:28   #
I am very impressed with the musician shot.
I shoot in music venues so I know how challenging it is to get a well lit clean picture.
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