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by KAL_LM
Thu Jun 30, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 5 Engine 747!
Replies: 56
Views: 60314

RE: 5 Engine 747!

<i> Drinktrolley wrote: "What about the 747 where the nose lifts up to give access?"</i> Even though we're not talking about freighters, just as an aside, the engine won't fit through the nose, it's too tall and wide. Will only fit through the side door. It is pretty interesting to do that though as...

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by KAL_LM
Thu Feb 26, 2004 5:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Your Worst Missed Photo-op
Replies: 30
Views: 4659

RE: Your Worst Missed Photo-op

I wouldn't say worst, but definitely disappointing... The other day I was headed to class here in <acronym title="Flagstaff (Grand Canyon) - Pulliam (Field) (FLG / KFLG), USA - Arizona">FLG</acronym>, the campus is right near the approach to Pulliam Field. As I'm walking from my car I see the evenin...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Dec 23, 2003 4:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: PDX Spotting - Changes?
Replies: 1
Views: 2933

PDX Spotting - Changes?

Was going to drop in to <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> when I'm up visiting for the holidays and was wondering if there have been any major changes lately, i.e. security, closed or reopened spots etc...also any airline/equipment changes or unique s...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Dec 02, 2003 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Compact Digital Do You Use?
Replies: 12
Views: 4617

RE: What Compact Digital Do You Use?

I can vouch for the Canon A70 as well, and have actually used it for pics here on a.net. It's a nice little camera that works well, I have no real qualms with it except distance (go figure). Pretty flexible in a lot of situations as well. You can see some examples in my gallery <a href="http://spati...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Oct 28, 2003 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rare Heavies At Your Airport
Replies: 52
Views: 6123

RE: Rare Heavies At Your Airport

To add to <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>, Air Force 1 (ole' Slick Willy  <img src="/discussions/graphics/spin.gif" ALT="Smile/happy/getting dizzy"> came to town back in 98(?), friends of mine did the lav dump on it... And for <acronym title="F...

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by KAL_LM
Thu Oct 09, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Comparisons Between TFT And CRT - Views Sought
Replies: 13
Views: 3674

RE: Comparisons Between TFT And CRT - Views Sought

"<i>some folk use a TFT, think a pic is sharp, upload it, then get upset when a screener using a large CRT thinks its not sharp and rejects it badsoft.</i>" I can attest to that. After my desktop went on the fritz I was using my laptop for editing and had a couple of problems. But I learned to compe...

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by KAL_LM
Fri Sep 19, 2003 9:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Gloomy Seattle?
Replies: 19
Views: 2089

RE: Gloomy Seattle?

I remember that weather, kind of (at any rate, it was like that in Flagstaff last month, but that's gone now, we have nothing but blue skies, and nothing to shoot...:,-)) Here's my contribution on gloomy weather from <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>....

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by KAL_LM
Wed Sep 03, 2003 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PDX 2004
Replies: 20
Views: 2547

RE: PDX 2004

I can tell you, (in spite of no longer being with them...) <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> is not going to do pax service through <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> anytime soon. When I left, the rumblings were farther north. From what I could...

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by KAL_LM
Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Best Bond Movie?
Replies: 51
Views: 2033

RE: Your Best Bond Movie?

Best? Tie between <i>From Russia With Love</i> and <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i>. Didn't care for the Dalton Bonds, although I do agree he was the most accurate to Fleming's Bond than any of the above. <i>On Her Majesty's Secret Serivce</i> deserves honorable mention, like the chase scenes and the Bon...

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by KAL_LM
Thu Jul 10, 2003 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Your Home Under An Airway?
Replies: 50
Views: 6192

RE: Is Your Home Under An Airway?

I live to the South of the approaches into <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>, they follow the river in and I live in a van down...I mean the aparmtent is by the river. If it's coming or goin, I usually have a good view from the balcony. But alas, not ...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jul 08, 2003 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is The First Concert You Saw And At What Age?
Replies: 50
Views: 5249

RE: What Is The First Concert You Saw And At What Age?

...I can't seem to remember, it's kind of hazy  Big grin
Beastie Boys, Memorial Weekend of '95, was 19 at the time, many since then.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Some Fun - Witty Comments Please!
Replies: 37
Views: 3515

RE: Some Fun - Witty Comments Please!

Even though its closed...

"Turn your head and cough..."

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Thu Jul 03, 2003 3:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: To That Celebrating, What R Your Plans For July 4?
Replies: 28
Views: 2556

RE: To That Celebrating, What R Your Plans For July 4?

In case anyone from my office is reading, I'm going to be errrr.. sick. Actually just having some friends over, some BBQ and some brews, maybe light something on fire (it's a tradition, every 4th for the past 5 years, something has caught on fire...), shoot off some fireworks and watch the big show ...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:46 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: INteresting New Ad....
Replies: 28
Views: 1553

RE: INteresting New Ad....

yes, seen that one, but also the Gator ads and clocksync ads are back (unless someone else has been changing my settings...which is possible, I'll have to look into it). I thought Johan had requested his ad company not to have those as pop-ups?

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: When You Go, What Do You Expect/value..?
Replies: 7
Views: 2125

RE: When You Go, What Do You Expect/value..?

Insurance. I'll end up buying the glasses from somewhere else as I've had bad experiences with Dr's own shops. (i.e. $$$). But since my insurance doesn't do vision anymore, it's down to cost. As long as they exam is decent (who am I to judge anyways...) and I get what I need there's no problems. reg...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jul 01, 2003 1:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is The Best Computer Protection /dollar?
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

RE: What Is The Best Computer Protection /dollar?

With regards to spyware, you can avoid it if you know what to look for, things like Gator, Bonzi Buddy, or anything bundled with Kazaa or other P2P apps (most are supported by spyware). But we can't be on top of it all the time. I use Spybot S&D as my spyware app of choice which can be found <a href...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jul 01, 2003 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Cargo-Israel Service Query
Replies: 4
Views: 3813

RE: Korean Air Cargo-Israel Service Query

I believe that timeline is correct, but I can confirm there is no KE service to Israel. Closest we come is CAI or DXB.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jun 24, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Upper Deck Of A 747 Freighter
Replies: 20
Views: 19213

RE: The Upper Deck Of A 747 Freighter

On <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> -400s the upstairs is very nice. 6 biz class seats with 2 crew bunks. On the only -300 it is about the same but much more room, considering it has the stretch. Our <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-11s have a half-assed fold-out crew area just b...

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 21, 2003 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Well Done Screeners
Replies: 19
Views: 3213

RE: Well Done Screeners

I definitely have to second the praise, I couldn't believe how fast my uploads last night got on. Talk about blazing! I uploaded, went and surfed some other sites and within 1.5 hours got the email (and the rejection...).

So great job! Keep it up!

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 21, 2003 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Cargo: More Freighters
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

RE: Korean Air Cargo: More Freighters

It is very nice to see the expansion of our 744F fleet. It ties in well with goals and ideas being expressed at higher levels. I think a big reason a lot of Asian carriers (KE for sure) are ordering the 744F/<acronym title="Erfurt (- Bindersleben) (ERF / EDDE), Germany">ERF</acronym> is to make full...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jun 17, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Student Loans: A Nightmare?
Replies: 15
Views: 1455

RE: Student Loans: A Nightmare?

Mirrodie, I asked my wife's and my lenders if we could consolidate our loans together and they said yes, but...a lot of lenders are not offering it any more due to default rates when couples divorce. Someone has to pay them when the couple splits and more often than not it isn't pretty, where one ge...

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection (badinfo?) Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

RE: Rejection (badinfo?) Help

D'oh! *smacks self on head*, yep I'm the idiot. Maybe if I had more sleep before editing and uploading it would turn out better!

thanks and best regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 14, 2003 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Do U Non Rev
Replies: 14
Views: 3082

RE: How Do U Non Rev

I unfortunately agree with <i>N951U</i> it isn't all it cracks up to be, especially if you're going on a different carrier with whom yours has an agreement. It can be very nervewracking and you have to plan extra time in case things don't work out. On the other hand though, it is cheap travel, and e...

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 14, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Evergreen
Replies: 11
Views: 2820

RE: Evergreen

There are a lot of rumors concerning <acronym title="Evergreen International Airlines (USA)">EZ</acronym> and the <acronym title="Rome - Ciampino (CIA / LIRA), Italy">CIA</acronym> and government, which are not exactly urban myths. I can't track down the links anymore, but there were reports of <acr...

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 14, 2003 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection (badinfo?) Help
Replies: 2
Views: 1666

Rejection (badinfo?) Help

OK, I'm a little confused. I went over these pics which were rejected for badinfo, but can't seem to figure out what the badinfo is. I have a clue (I'm thinking it may be the wording on the reg.), but I'm not sure if I'm right and hoped someone could point it out to me. Here they are: http://airline...

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by KAL_LM
Tue Jun 10, 2003 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Terrorized Into Absurdity: Creation Of TSA
Replies: 22
Views: 4193

RE: Terrorized Into Absurdity: Creation Of TSA

I have mixed feelings on the <acronym title="Taipei - Sung Shan (TSA / RCSS), Taiwan">TSA</acronym>. It's a dirty job that everyone loves to hate, but it is necessary. The whole of airport security is based on the idea of illusion. Make the <i>illusion</i> that if you're planning something you're go...

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Something BIG In PDX
Replies: 6
Views: 5981

RE: Something BIG In PDX

Last update, for those who check this in the morning...ETA into PDX is 08:10L, he's confirmed on the way in. Only a couple of hours late...

Happy Hunting!

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sosa Banned For Corked Bat
Replies: 33
Views: 2166

RE: Sosa Banned For Corked Bat

One of the columnists who seems to believe Sosa (King Kaufman over at Salon.com) wrote a pretty good article on this the other day. Here's the <a href="http://www.salon.com/news/sports/col/kaufman/2003/06/05/sosa/index.html">link</a> (not sure if it's available to all though...). But he raised some ...

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by KAL_LM
Fri Jun 06, 2003 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Photography Worth It In U?
Replies: 13
Views: 3967

RE: Plane Photography Worth It In U?

As for PDX, I've yet to have a problem. There's plenty of spots that are on public/city land (i.e. parks and roads) to get your fix. Also I believe that the parking garage is still open and available.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Thu Jun 05, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Something BIG In PDX
Replies: 6
Views: 5981

RE: Something BIG In PDX

Sorry, I've been on vacation and haven't been able to check back in. The latest update is for a FRI midnight arrival with an afternoon <acronym title="San Antonio - International (SAT / KSAT), USA - Texas">SAT</acronym> departure, word is they are planning to start loading around 0600. They are plan...

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by KAL_LM
Thu May 29, 2003 3:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Something BIG In PDX
Replies: 6
Views: 5981

Something BIG In PDX

Granted, the <acronym title="Ansett Australia">AN</acronym>-124 isn't all the big or rare, but in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> it is, and it's coming back. Last time one was here was about 2 years ago, so it's pretty rare for <acronym title="Port...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 27, 2003 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Powershot A70
Replies: 5
Views: 2042

RE: Canon Powershot A70

That's the camera that I have been using, and am very pleased with it so far. For all around photography and close work it is pretty good. Distance suffers because of the limited zoom (only out to 105mm), but for ramp shots it is very nice. It has a nice range of options and features to work with an...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 27, 2003 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Off To A Good Start @ PDX
Replies: 21
Views: 4614

RE: LH Off To A Good Start @ PDX

Yes, <acronym title="Korean Air">KE</acronym> does have a cargo op in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> which I am very well acquainted with... <img src="/discussions/graphics/winkani.gif" ALT="Wink/being sarcastic">, but in all reality, I doubt ...

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 24, 2003 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Off To A Good Start @ PDX
Replies: 21
Views: 4614

RE: LH Off To A Good Start @ PDX

The cargo loads have been higher than expected, much to the chagrin of the handling company. They have had relatively full cargo loads, somewhere in the range of 10-15,000K per flight (outbound, not exactly sure on the in-bound, but it looks pretty good), which for long-haul pax is not bad at all. A...

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by KAL_LM
Thu May 22, 2003 2:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Non-Aviation: Other Solutions?
Replies: 184
Views: 12686

RE: Non-Aviation: Other Solutions?

I was suprised when I checked back in here today, found non-av missing and these last 2 threads surviving with the debate swirling. But that's not the point, on to the gist of the argument. I think that well-applied, a 3 strikes or 3x3 strikes, or variation thereof, rule would be the best. <u><b>Wel...

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by KAL_LM
Thu May 22, 2003 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Does Anyone Actually Open The Medium Version?
Replies: 14
Views: 3999

RE: Does Anyone Actually Open The Medium Version?

When one strikes me I usually check the medium when I'm at home (56k dial-up, and I'm not too patient) but at work, I'll look at the bigger.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Thu May 22, 2003 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Horse Has Bowel Movement In AA First Class Seat
Replies: 23
Views: 5773

RE: Horse Has Bowel Movement In AA First Class Seat

If the owner is "legally blind" how could he carry his horse out in an evacuation? More than anything the horse is going to take up space and tie up the aisles causing a bigger problem. This is got to be a new one though, a service horse? No offence, but isn't that pushing it a bit? Besides, what ab...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 20, 2003 2:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Matrix Reloaded
Replies: 48
Views: 3873

RE: The Matrix Reloaded

I loved it...plain and simple. You could go on trying to figure out what the Wachowski's are trying to say, their message or whatever (and of course I'm not really in the mood to try to explain how I perceived it...), and sure there are plot elements and holes big enough to drive a pair of semis thr...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 20, 2003 1:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Applemusic.com?
Replies: 4
Views: 1205

RE: Applemusic.com?

Seems to be working though, I saw on the news this weekend that they had already made something like $22 million...

This is what the music industry needs to do, but only time will tell how it really works out.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 20, 2003 1:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: A Couple Of Words Of Thanks
Replies: 1
Views: 2611

A Couple Of Words Of Thanks

As I logged onto my email on Saturday, I saw the message header from the screeners here at A.net, and figuring the pics I had waiting for rejection had in fact been sent to the electronic dustbin l thought about leaving it alone (not wanting to ruin my b-day), but curiousity took over and I found th...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 20, 2003 1:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Shots Of Approaching Planes
Replies: 5
Views: 3351

RE: Night Shots Of Approaching Planes

I agree, 4 seconds won't do much at all, you'll need at least 10, if not more. This <a href="http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/1816928">picture</a> (sorry, I can't hot-link it) was shot at F8 x 15 seconds, with the whole scene in focus. I had another shot where the exposure stopped before the airc...

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 17, 2003 3:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Last Night's Lunar Eclipse
Replies: 11
Views: 2739

RE: Last Night's Lunar Eclipse

The weather in <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym> sucked last night, but it cleared around 21:45, just as the shadow was moving away. I saw it on the way home, but by the time I got there to take pics, the clouds had already moved back over. It was pre...

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 17, 2003 3:00 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: And Now For Something Completely Different! Try...
Replies: 8
Views: 2333

RE: And Now For Something Completely Different! Try...

That is pretty addictive, although very surrel without sound (I'm at work, no sound...) got a 12 though.

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 17, 2003 2:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fun At Wal-Mart-Pt II
Replies: 25
Views: 3990

RE: Fun At Wal-Mart-Pt II

Other than questioning whether Bush shops at Wal-Mart, talking about him makes no sense. Can't you people go for one thread without bringing up that crap? Anyways...on to the original topic at hand... instead of mullet hunting, if you have taken anti-nasuea drungs ahead of time, you can count plumbe...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 13, 2003 1:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Really Pis*es You Off?
Replies: 71
Views: 4024

RE: What Really Pis*es You Off?

in no specific order... my boss my neighbors (I do love the sound of bass coming through my walls when I'm trying to sleep!) people who won't drive the speed limit cyclists who think they own the road people who talk on cell phones while driving working nights ...people who cannot think for themselv...

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 13, 2003 1:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Stupidest Thing A Friend Has Done
Replies: 15
Views: 2111

RE: Stupidest Thing A Friend Has Done

Shot a .38 in the living room of his house, with me 2 feet away. He didn't shoot me, merely past me.

Needless to say, we're no longer friends. (it wasn't just that, but a long list of other things too...but that's the topper!)

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Tue May 13, 2003 1:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection Critique, Salavageable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

RE: Rejection Critique, Salavageable?

Thanks for the input.

I'll go back and play with them and see what happens. Once again, thanks for the help!

regards,
Tom

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by KAL_LM
Mon May 12, 2003 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Rejection Critique, Salavageable?
Replies: 7
Views: 1848

Rejection Critique, Salavageable?

I got the email noting that my pics had been rejected and was hoping y'all would mind giving me some pointers to fix these. I'm not stuck on these, but I do like them and hope they can be salvaged. <a href="http://www.jetphotos.net/viewphoto.php?id=82319">Reject #1</a> Rejected for bad distance. Sho...

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 10, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Idiot Injured In Jackass Stunt
Replies: 25
Views: 3018

RE: Idiot Injured In Jackass Stunt

Saw this on the news and his mom was blaming everyone (Jackass, Hollywood, Saddam, et. al.) but him. I don't get it. He's the dumbass...
"Oh sure! I saw this in a movie once! I can maaaaaaake it...sh******t!"

regards,
Tom
shaking head at the stupidity of some people...

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by KAL_LM
Sat May 10, 2003 3:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Sigma Or Canon?
Replies: 35
Views: 4774

RE: Sigma Or Canon?

I can't speak for the Sigma, but my zoom is a Tamron 80mm-210mm, and am very pleased with the results (if only my scanning skills and scanner were up to par though...). I've used it in a variety of situations, not just aviation adn have not been disappointed...yet. This <a href="http://www.jetphotos...

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