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Forum: Foo
03-30-09, 02:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,073
Posted By carbonlife

Dude needs to be permanently banned from the...

Dude needs to be permanently banned from the league.

I don't understand why the parents of the kids on this team put up with it. Weren't any of them there?

He wasn't being a hard-ass, as...
Forum: Foo
03-30-09, 01:59 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,242
Posted By carbonlife

I've been totally out of it, didn't get a picture...

I've been totally out of it, didn't get a picture this month, this is a few months old.

The rainforest globe at the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The globe is actually...
Forum: Foo
03-30-09, 01:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,242
Posted By carbonlife

Michigander, what is that? At first glance I...

Michigander, what is that? At first glance I thought it was a timing chain on an engine, but that doesn't look like an engine. Don't know what it could be.
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 748
Posted By carbonlife

Aww, jsharr's on vacation? I'm gonna miss that...

Aww, jsharr's on vacation? I'm gonna miss that guy.
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 04:19 PM
Replies: 13,148
Views: 941,770
Posted By carbonlife

Video link please.

Video link please.
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By carbonlife

http://diablobasher.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/do...

http://diablobasher.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/doom42193.jpg
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 04:12 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

Wow you actually did it. You're gonna have a lot...

Wow you actually did it. You're gonna have a lot of fun with the big sensor and a wide angle lens. I think that 10-20mm lens you have is a DX lens, so you got some more shopping to do. I have a...
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,343
Posted By carbonlife

Any class that does field trips would be fun. Or...

Any class that does field trips would be fun. Or a biology class that does dissections.




Nerd. Oh hold it, you're talking about the labs. You probably like to inhale. Or you're designing...
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14,270
Views: 242,285
Posted By carbonlife

Sounds exciting and hectic! How will you have...

Sounds exciting and hectic! How will you have internet access down there? Will you post to Foo by mailing a letter to a US Fooster? Will it be in Spanish?




Sounds like you're gonna give...
Forum: Foo
03-16-09, 03:13 PM
Replies: 29
Rwk
Views: 731
Posted By carbonlife

Well they're finally here. Human reproduction...

Well they're finally here. Human reproduction rates may soon plunge. When a male version of this comes out, human reproduction will grind to a halt. :p

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ho0lIy2Kld8...
Forum: Foo
03-13-09, 03:46 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 3,398
Posted By carbonlife

America is highly advanced in many areas, but the...

America is highly advanced in many areas, but the automotive sector is not one of them (it's a marketing issue not an issue of engineering prowess), and it has a negative impact on the economic...
Forum: Foo
03-13-09, 02:43 AM
Replies: 29
Rwk
Views: 731
Posted By carbonlife

That was amazing. Hilarious, they programmed...

That was amazing. Hilarious, they programmed "her" to not take any sexual harrassment from the perv scientists! :lol:


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Forum: Foo
03-13-09, 01:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 698
Posted By carbonlife

A while back a friend's phone used to call me a...

A while back a friend's phone used to call me a lot. I could hear her voice in the background and I would yell out "Hey your phone called me!" but she almost never heard me. It never occurred to me...
Forum: Foo
03-13-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 29
Rwk
Views: 731
Posted By carbonlife

In fact, Japanese robot researcher Masahiro Mori...

In fact, Japanese robot researcher Masahiro Mori noticed this in 1970 and he called it the "uncanny valley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncanny_Valley)":
Forum: Foo
03-13-09, 12:17 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By carbonlife

WTH? The Sears Tower is being renamed to the...

WTH? The Sears Tower is being renamed to the "Willis Tower"? (http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2009/03/willis-we-always-call-it-the-sears-tower-no-we-wontis.html) Yeah right. ...
Forum: Foo
03-12-09, 06:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

I don't doubt that the Pentax gives you the...

I don't doubt that the Pentax gives you the results you want, but how do you know you wouldn't be happier with the 5D MkII or D700? Weddings are white dresses and black tuxes, lots of situations...
Forum: Foo
03-12-09, 05:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

The Canon was a tad sharper in all the shots. I...

The Canon was a tad sharper in all the shots. I don't know that it's significant. It could have just been a difference in lens, default camera settings, or less aggressive anti-aliasing filter. A...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 09:09 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,579
Posted By carbonlife

Or the "Heavenly Bono" .

Or the "Heavenly Bono"


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 09:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,579
Posted By carbonlife

There's an ongoing theme in your suggested names....

There's an ongoing theme in your suggested names. I can't quite put my finger on it...


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 08:23 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,579
Posted By carbonlife

UA's name is Bob? Uhh, if I ever meet any of...

UA's name is Bob? Uhh, if I ever meet any of youse guys (not that I'm saying I want to, or don't want to), do you mind if I just call you by your BF name? :p

Hey it's Unsafe!

Whassup Pee Goat!...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 08:06 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 4,579
Posted By carbonlife

Motobeunicorn .

Motobeunicorn


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 07:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,876
Posted By carbonlife

Great story, thanks for sharing. Hey were...

Great story, thanks for sharing.

Hey were you ever stationed at Moffett Field? The P-3s use to fly over my house all the time. A friend of mine wrote a search algorithm (or at least his company...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 04:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,530
Posted By carbonlife

OK fine: ...

OK fine:

http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n161/destiny7277/Bound_To_You_II_by_Shy_Too_Shy.jpg


Oh sorry, I thought you wanted to see the bf's wrist straps. :o



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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 749
Posted By carbonlife

Ban.

Ban.
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 660
Posted By carbonlife

One summer I was hired to use a blow torch to...

One summer I was hired to use a blow torch to remove old layers of paint from an old apartment building sided with wood.


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By carbonlife

Well, not a single woman has replied to this...

Well, not a single woman has replied to this thread, so I conclude that "size does not matter" to them. Good to know!


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

They calculated a different pixel pitch, but if...

They calculated a different pixel pitch, but if it is the same sensor then the K20D must be using a smaller area of the sensor (4688x3124 vs 4864x3136), which they are not accounting for. Other...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:30 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

Exactly! Hey hold it, this thread was about...

Exactly! Hey hold it, this thread was about mrt10x making the big purchasing decision.






Aw dude, you got it made!
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 03:23 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

For landscape, don't you envision doing a lot of...

For landscape, don't you envision doing a lot of your work during the magic hours of morning and evening? That means high contrast, lots of shadowy areas. The noise is in the shadows, you want good...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 02:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

http://media.scout.com/media/forums/emoticons/166/...

http://media.scout.com/media/forums/emoticons/166/woohoo.gif



Seriously though, look at the dynamic range comparison chart that I posted. It looks to me that at low ISO, the D700 has a full...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 02:36 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By carbonlife

OK, I admit it, I have "big building" envy. ...

OK, I admit it, I have "big building" envy. :innocent:

There, I said it.


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 01:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By carbonlife

Started? Seems like a 1000 ft building falling...

Started? Seems like a 1000 ft building falling over would cause real problems too. :p

The mile-high building in Saudi Arabia will apparently "have two supporting flying-buttress towers to help...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By carbonlife

Hey hold it! WB said the same thing as I did and...

Hey hold it! WB said the same thing as I did and you didn't get all offended at him! :(


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Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 957
Posted By carbonlife

Whoa whoa whoa, hey hold it, that's not what I...

Whoa whoa whoa, hey hold it, that's not what I meant! I was just wondering what was up! Sorry. :o We know you like your pistachio ice cream, so that certainly sounds like a worthy thing to give...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:38 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

True, the value is there and it's quite real...

True, the value is there and it's quite real (half the price!), but there are real differences if you're a weeny about absolute image quality potential. I'm not, and I know you're not that obsessive...
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:29 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

Hey cool find! Nikon Rules! ...

Hey cool find!

Nikon Rules!

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f155/tacksharp/Miscellaneous2/DxO_Labs_00.gif
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 957
Posted By carbonlife

What happened to Lent?

What happened to Lent?
Forum: Foo
03-11-09, 12:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,265
Posted By carbonlife

I'm not convinced this is true. I know that...

I'm not convinced this is true. I know that people learn to tune out everyday noises, like when you live in a noisy city. But beyond the background hum it's not actually white noise (the random...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 04:22 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

Sounds like you are really hoping Pentax comes...

Sounds like you are really hoping Pentax comes out with a full-frame camera. If you're not sure it's gonna happen, maybe you should just forget Pentax and go Canon now.




Dpreview asked Nikon...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 04:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

Amazon is selling the D700 for about $2,400 now. ...

Amazon is selling the D700 for about $2,400 now. Nikon is feeling the pressure. I love competition!




Ahh, fascinating. This explains something I was wondering about. I recently goggled...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 03:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,144
Posted By carbonlife

I was just kidding around—obviously Nikon sells...

I was just kidding around—obviously Nikon sells lots of expensive glass as well.




As I mentioned above, I have a Sigma 300mm f2.8, and I also have a Sigma 70-200 f2.8 (although since replaced...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 03:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 733
Posted By carbonlife

http://www.forumsextreme.com/images/sSc_eek2.gif ...

http://www.forumsextreme.com/images/sSc_eek2.gif WTH???!!! I just saw a Nat Geo show about a hunter who went to a remote Alaskan island with a permit to shoot a polar bear. This is the bear he...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 04:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,878
Posted By carbonlife

Holy frick, the world's tallest building: the Burj Dubai!

I just heard about the world's tallest building, the Burj Dubai, which will be 160 stories and twice as tall as the Empire State Building.

Here's a video of the first BASE jump from the building...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 03:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,384
Posted By carbonlife

I agree. Is Less Paul a small scale Les Paul? ...

I agree. Is Less Paul a small scale Les Paul? :p




No excuses! Look at this kid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qizRvpYHmrw
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 03:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,384
Posted By carbonlife

YouTube is full of tiny little punks who already...

YouTube is full of tiny little punks who already play better than I ever will.

Especially that punk Sungha Jung. That little snot-nosed brat plays Pierre Bensusan, as well as every other...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By carbonlife

Thanks, it's cool seeing the original! One...

Thanks, it's cool seeing the original!

One area that I'm deficient in in PS is masking. How did you separate the models from the background? I would have manually drawn out the selection, which...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 02:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 591
Posted By carbonlife

In Japan they still have the concept of shame. ...

In Japan they still have the concept of shame. In America the criminals are celebrated and given book and movie deals if the crime was salacious enough.




I didn't notice that at first. That...
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By carbonlife

Yeah crackerjab left the R/C helicopter salesman...

Yeah crackerjab left the R/C helicopter salesman with no choice. crackerjab was literally a manipulator (i.e., using the hands).


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Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 783
Posted By carbonlife

How the hell did you shoot this / process this? ...

How the hell did you shoot this / process this? Trippy! :thumb:

(I'm referring to the lighting and background)
Forum: Foo
03-10-09, 02:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,048
Posted By carbonlife

I was Gumby dammit! ...

I was Gumby dammit!

http://content.ytmnd.com/content/8/5/c/85c2212a13bd41e82cad255ada052a23.jpg





So you posted this from jsharr's basement?
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