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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: How do screeners determine level?

The difference in screener opinion on HIF/LIF is a perfect argument for casting a wider net; that is, accepting more images. Now, I don't actually think "screening to accept" actually exists, since screening by definition is looking for flaws in an image. But think of it this way - if some...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: How do screeners determine level?

airkas1 wrote:
Isn't the post I made in the other thread clear enough?The photo in the thread starter post has been updated in the mean time, so the answer is 'hangar'.


I thought it was clear. However, the photo in the opening post still looks off-level. You sure it's been updated?

Thanks!

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by vikkyvik
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

How did you clear out heavy noisy when you using very high ISO with low F number and what about the EV number set to -1 or just normal 0 setting? Some moderately heavy use of noise reduction in Adobe Camera Raw, which I find has great controllable noise reduction without losing too much detail. Als...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic
Replies: 22
Views: 1265

Re: Public proposals: romantic or idiotic

If it's the kind of thing both spouses are into, then whatever, I don't care. But you should certainly know that in advance.

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
What if she says no?


My opinion: you shouldn't ever propose to someone if you don't already know the answer is "yes".

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ORD Runways
Replies: 14
Views: 2348

Re: ORD Runways

As I understand it, ORD is reconfiguring to eventually only east-west runways - is that correct? If so, I'm wondering how that's going to work in the winter when winds during snow storms seem to be from the north at 15-20 (or more) knots(as I recall, it's been a while). Slick runways with a solid c...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3269

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

I say this knowing that since I posted earlier in the thread, I'm technically part of the problem.

It's interesting that a thread for female A.netters has 30 posts, some 27 of which are from males.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Forum debate: toning it down
Replies: 6
Views: 746

Re: Forum debate: toning it down

I don't know why anyone is surprised that online debate sounds the way it does. Hundreds/thousands/millions of people who will likely never meet, never interact in any meaningful way, have their own ideas/influences/views that they think are correct, and can always cover for more extreme statements ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Calling all female Anet’ers...
Replies: 47
Views: 3269

Re: Calling all female Anet’ers...

This is what happens when you have 70 year old guys whine about "the good old days" of paid membership and ridiculing anyone who might not be an expert on certain things. Not only are you not going to attract any women most younger guys are going to be off put by it as well. That may be p...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4566

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

Nothing amusing. To me it looks the same based on pictures I´ve seen from 30 years ago. Streets may have become a lot safer, but visually it doesn´t look that much different to me. And if how it looks visually from a distance was the true measure on whether anything's changed, then you might have a...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?
Replies: 71
Views: 4566

Re: Which city you prefer? San Francisco or Los Angeles?

787Driver wrote:
Not a lot has changed tbh.


Somewhat amusingly, given this comment:

787Driver wrote:
Downtown LA wins the category for the most boring downtown area of any city I’ve ever visited.


....downtown LA has actually undergone quite a bit of change, and that is continuing.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: what's the appeal of K-pop?
Replies: 14
Views: 1700

Re: what's the appeal of K-pop?

Americanil96 wrote:
Honestly I just don't like pop general (idc if its in english or another language).but can someone elaborate this?


What's to elaborate? If you don't like pop in general, then you're not going to like K-Pop.

People have different tastes in music, art, whatever.

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by vikkyvik
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How do screeners determine level?
Replies: 34
Views: 1328

Re: How do screeners determine level?

I've actually noticed the same thing in the last few months - that there are a number of accepted shots that aren't level.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind tunnel drag test
Replies: 14
Views: 1118

Re: Wind tunnel drag test

flipdewaf wrote:
3D year will produce lower drag. The fact that that both edges of the aero foil are touching the wall make it more approximate to a wing of infinite span which assuming incompressible low speed flow means no lift induced drag.


Don't you mean 2D will produce lower drag?

I'd agree with that.

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: James Holzhauer, Jeopardy champion (spoilers inside)

Still makes no sense. You are the second biggest winner in history you care about coming in third? BS, you play to win and your only chance is to let it ride and hope she didn't bet her whole bankroll. He blew it on purpose I mean it sure seems like he did. No....I don't think you get it. Given: Em...

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by vikkyvik
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Why upload here?
Replies: 73
Views: 10421

Re: Why upload here?

Erm I never suggested 50...I said i have 50 photos in the database, but raising the max for experienced photographers might work, like you said probably no more than 20. Isn't it already that way? Certainly used to be. If you had no photos in the DB, you could only upload 1 or 2 at a time. Once you...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?
Replies: 22
Views: 4472

Re: What is the dynamics or reason behind the turboprops rotating blades in opposite directions?

It is to balance out the forces. You have less vibrations that way. you can observe this on helicopters, if the rotor in the back fails the cabin start to turn counter to the rotation of the blade. The same force applies on the nacelle of the propeller engine. To balance that our you have counter r...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 29, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Destinations for first time at LAX
Replies: 2
Views: 840

Re: Destinations for first time at LAX

If you just want to snap some photos without much concern for the lighting and such, then go to the In'n'Out on the north side of the airport (location #4 in the link Jehan provided) and the Proud Bird on the south side (location #2). At the In'n'Out (more specifically, the part across the street), ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 28, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Re: How do you guys feel about spiritual superstition?

is there actually some basis behind this? Behind what? All I've got so far is your friends went to a cheesy tourist attraction in Vegas while you drew something on the wall of the building next door. Your friends were tripping and one came by the next day. You're asking if there's a "basis&quo...

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by vikkyvik
Fri May 24, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9841

Re: Airliners.net dating

There was a guy who asked some hypothetical questions about an airplane (I think he asked about a 707) crashing into a building - unfortunately, that was shortly before 9/11, so it got the attention of the Feds... More specifically I think he actually specified the World Trade Centre in his questio...

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by vikkyvik
Wed May 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway light intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 1554

Re: Runway light intensity

When I'm looking at the airfield as a passenger, the lights are almost invisible and the field looks dark, except for the aircraft beacons -- and those runway guard lights (those are BRIGHT!). You mean when you look at it from in the air? I think runway and taxiway lights are probably designed so t...

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by vikkyvik
Mon May 20, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach
Replies: 12
Views: 2100

Re: LaGaudia's visual expressway approach

Woodreau wrote:
the autopilot flies the maneuver and leaves me at 500ft AGL .5nm short of the threshold


Maybe I'm misreading, but that seems quite high quite close to the runway.

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by vikkyvik
Mon May 20, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9841

Re: Airliners.net dating

aaway wrote:
I recall a 'Carmen' or 'Carmenlu'. I recall her being from & living in Central America.


Yep, forgot about her.

FatCat wrote:
Child find swearing funny. If you're a 4th grader you may find it funny.


It's not so much about swearing being funny. It's just a part of my language.

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by vikkyvik
Sun May 19, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?
Replies: 14
Views: 1448

Re: Satire: Any interest in developing an aviation satire site?

You mean airwhiners.net, but that site died ages ago. Thankfully. It was funny long ago, like in the early 2000s, but then it just got cynical and stupid. I thought even some former moderators were part of it too. Believe so. Probably back when it was more good-natured ribbing. Also, is Airwhiners....

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 14, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat change - forced
Replies: 19
Views: 3633

Re: Seat change - forced

Sometimes you don't find these things out until after you get on board the plane. The last time this happened with me, I didn't know that somebody had taken my seat until I was already on the plane. At that point, unless you walk off the plane, there's not much you'd be able to do with the gate age...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 14, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal
Replies: 79
Views: 6067

Re: Felicity Huffman in custody over college admissions scandal

Yes you did. So I read your whole post, and you didn't say anywhere what Doc did wrong. We had a guy from MIT in our office. His predominant role in the company was to attend customer meetings, be pretty and foremost let clients know that he graduated from MIT. All the hard work was done by people ...

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by vikkyvik
Mon May 13, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

Sorry in advance for the self-plug... If you look at Mark's example (A380 at V1) you'll see his example is just a tad more difficult than a plane taxing (or possibly even not moving). I have plenty of night shots of airplanes taking off and/or landing at high speeds, so not sure what your point is....

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by vikkyvik
Sat May 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Settings Q - Night Panning and Exposure

For those who regularly upload night panning photos, what sort of settings do you use to get a reasonable exposure on the aircraft? Sorry in advance for the self-plug... 1/13, ISO8000, F5.6 on my 6D and 100-400L Mk2: 4752413 1/20, ISO10000, F5.6, same equipment: 4755433 Typically, once it's complet...

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by vikkyvik
Tue May 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Airliners.net dating
Replies: 91
Views: 9841

Re: Airliners.net dating

I've been thinking about the couple we've referenced since this subject came up and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember the female half of the couple's name, yet I can picture her clear as day. I don't think the male half of the couple was as prolific a poster as she was, and I only knew who...

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by vikkyvik
Thu May 02, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: I let U.S. Bank have it
Replies: 20
Views: 1759

Re: I let U.S. Bank have it

They let me fill in my contact info so someone could contact me like I asked!!And most of all, I'd be willing to bet a few thousand dollars that absolutely no one is going to contact me about anything!!!! But they'll send you an email in a couple years inviting you to take a customer satisfaction s...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Silver1SWA wrote:
It does if you’re using the internal meter as a point of reference.


I'm aware, but he wasn't clear in what he was stating.

I just meant you still have full control over the exposure.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Vortex drag-induced drag
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Vortex drag-induced drag

You can not influence the future from the past,figuratively said.. Yes you can. The flow field behind the wing absolutely influences the flow in front of and around the wing (for a subsonic flow), because pressure waves can travel upstream. So the flow "knows" the wing is coming. (I suppo...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Metering mode for plane spotting
Replies: 17
Views: 2182

Re: Metering mode for plane spotting

Moose135 wrote:
So how do you "dial in" -1/3 of a stop of exposure comp?


My question as well. On Canon, exposure comp doesn't affect manual shooting at all.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi Arabia beheads 37
Replies: 52
Views: 3254

Re: Saudi Arabia beheads 37

flipdewaf wrote:
Religion makes good people do bad things.


So does:
Money
Power
Sex
Job
Family
Friends
Drugs/Alcohol
etc.

Religion just banks on money, power, and to an extent, sex, to get people to do things (good or bad).

Eliminate religion, and some other form of hierarchy will take its place.

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight
Replies: 3
Views: 1758

Re: Filming faces onboard a commercial airline flight

"If you're shooting a video that will be used for commercial purposes, you need to have written permission from everyone featured in the footage". I'm no expert, but I believe that's technically correct. I seem to recall that the same applies to still photography - you'd need written perm...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5305

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

It is not a relatively new thing, I clearly remember this happening many years ago. :checkmark: There was a large to-do about it probably 3 or 4 years ago. Surely the other screeners must equally have people who are angry with them too? Royal is not a screener anymore (unless something changed rece...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Problem is, that little amount of blur on the winglets are whats preventing my pics from being posted on here. Ugh... annoying. Winget blur in a slow shutter speed panning shot should not be preventing your photos from being accepted here. Examples of my own with winglet blur: 2687293,2679438,28227...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Here's a better example... you can see that the majority of this pic is in focus, but the winglets are not. That's not focus, that's blur. Completely normal at low shutter speeds, because the winglets are moving at a different speed relative to the fuselage (not actually a different speed, but a di...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment
Replies: 15
Views: 2272

Re: Night Time Panning - Sony Alpha Equipment

Here's a better example... you can see that the majority of this pic is in focus, but the winglets are not. That's not focus, that's blur. Completely normal at low shutter speeds, because the winglets are moving at a different speed relative to the fuselage (not actually a different speed, but a di...

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by vikkyvik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1876

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

Sorry. can't help you with descriptions of comparisons of 'innocence in appearance' as far as looks goes versus looks that display intimidation - which people with working vision can easily determine. The black/white dilemma you're attempting to exploit is of your own making. I could have said 'Nic...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1876

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

Normal 'looking' (hell I don't know if you're normal)...but I do know if you had to walk down a dark street at night - and could choose Curtis '50cent' Jackson coming at you (or a kid looking like this kid) - you'd choose this kid or one resembling him 1 million out of 1 million times. Got it now? ...

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home
Replies: 20
Views: 1876

Re: 'Normal' HS Kid arrested 2 Murdered Bodies in Home

'Normal' HS Kid This kid is 'every kid' teen spotter you will see at any airport with a camera or two That kid has they typical spotter 'look' - everywhere. If there was a line up and I was told to pick the spotters from the crowd - this kid would definitely make the cut. My god, so much generalizi...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?
Replies: 59
Views: 5305

Re: Blatant hit pumping - how can it be stopped?

While this website seems to be stuck pre-2009, there’s an entire generation of photographers who’ve only known the social media world where the game of self-promotion is key to getting any eyes on your work. A growing proportion of the internet isn’t visiting a website to see content. That’s too mu...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon prime lenses (super telepoto)
Replies: 5
Views: 1877

Re: Canon prime lenses (super telepoto)

ake0404ar wrote:
back in the days I always admired Mark Garfinkel for his great work taken with focal length around 1200mm.


Absolutely. Some fantastic shots.

ake0404ar wrote:
Who is interested in getting into the pro level Canon gear game?


Interested? Certainly. Feasible? Nope.

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by vikkyvik
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1155

Re: Looking For a New Car

I'm on my third Mazda now. 2010 Mazda 3, 2015 Mazda 6, and now a 2018 Mazda CX-9. For crossovers, the CX-9 is great, and it handles like a much smaller car, with some pretty good pickup (I4 turbo). Don't expect to fit 7 people in it with any semblance of comfort, but it'll easily hold 4 with some go...

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by vikkyvik
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Alice In Chains song
Replies: 11
Views: 1207

Re: The correct Alice In Chains song

Airstud wrote:
is "I Stay Away."


Not a bad choice. Though the actual correct answer is "Again".

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by vikkyvik
Tue Apr 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!
Replies: 231
Views: 60641

Re: Photo(s) that made you go WOW!

Speaking of air effects:

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.
Replies: 28
Views: 4734

Re: Engineers, miss it or glad those days are gone.

tb727 wrote:
The worst part about having an FE though is that it was one more person that couldn't make a decision on where we were going to go eat.


With 3 people, you could have a majority vote, though.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists
Replies: 38
Views: 3324

Re: 80's Bands Currently Circulating on Your Playlists

Depends on what you consider an "80s Band". I have plenty of bands on my playlist that were around during the 80s, but wouldn't really be considered "80s music", like ACDC, Aerosmith, Metallica, etc. For 80s music, it's pretty thin, as it's not my favorite time period. White Lion...

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Blue Lines matter
Replies: 22
Views: 1653

Re: Blue Lines matter

I've always found "disambiguation" to be a weird and funny word, ever since I first saw it on Wikipedia.

Anyway, Red and Green Lines matter far more than Blue Lines. No one wants to go from Revere to kind-of-near-the-airport, or vice versa.

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by vikkyvik
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Dust Spots
Replies: 8
Views: 4934

Re: Dust Spots

Duplicate the layer your photo is on, equalize the top layer, select the bottom (original) layer, use heal/clone on the spots. Ditto, except I pretty much exclusively use Spot Healing tool. Hardly ever use Clone Stamp anymore. I also tend to select just the sky before equalizing. That's the area wh...

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