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Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 282
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Out in the countryside today

I would have thought that the ferret and Harris Hawk would be mortal enemies!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 40
Views: 670
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Resolution and Image Quality

My partner's late father is a listed artist and there are several of his paintings hanging in the house. He was born in Koenigsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He served in the Wehrmacht...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

The second best post in this thread, Bill. The first being your earlier one!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 124
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Android Image Bug: Patches Needed

You could look at the more active open source ROMs to see if they's been updated - the 'changelogs' should show if they have. 'Lineage' is probably the most actively updated. I use AOSPExtended,...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

By far and away the best post in the thread - many thanks Bill! I'll be reading it several times and following the links.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 487
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Frosty and foggy

I'm glad you didn't reduce it to B&W. The hint of colour makes it something special.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 72
Views: 1,122
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Which words do you struggle to spell?

In a sense we do receive nourishment from our own faeces. The natural flora in our gut processes food that we can't, producing nutrients that are subsequently absorbed. Important vitamins are...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Excellent article Richard, thanks! But then what would a "Professor of Economics and Fellow of Merton College, University of Oxford" know about such matters, compared to the rabid Brexiteers...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Site a bit jumpy this morning??

Still getting 'Gateway Timeouts' this morning! All other sites I visit are OK.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Don't be carried away by the 'nice' middle class accent of a vicar's daughter, Mark!

She was a dire Home secretary and stepped in when Cameron resigned, miscalculated a general election and spent...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 191
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Holding up the wall. ;-)

Interesting to see the Chinese tourists (I'm guessing that they're not Japanese). From what I've seen of programmes about China, they don't need to travel as they have the most spectacular scenery in...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

I wish you wouldn't quote 'Darkroom', for those of us who have him on their 'ignore list'!

Jim
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lens recommendation

The Four Thirds 35mm f3.5 macro lens is good and can be had for under 100. You need to factor in a 4/3rds to M43 converter though.

Also the Four Thirds 50mm f2 is superb - when it was tested by...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Lincolnshire and the Lake District

Woodhall Spa in Lincs. is an attractive and interesting place, and the 'Kinema in the Woods' is a 'must'.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodhall_Spa

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 5th January 2019
Replies: 11
Views: 464
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Craig's Hut

Thanks. I thought that maybe it was like the bothies in Scotland, which were often ex gamekeepers' cottages, but are now maintained as free shelters for walkers eg the 'Corrour' bothy, which I've...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th January 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Take Heed!

I found this online:

"The driver, Mr E.R. Sewell had been demonstrating the vehicle, a Daimler Wagonette, to 63-year-old Major James Stanley Richer, Department Head at the Army & Navy Stores, with...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd January 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Take Heed!

It's at the very top of the road at a junction - in a wall on the L.H. side going up.

Here it is on Google Maps:
...
Forum: The lounge 31st December 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: 100 Word Story

'The Umpire' is the Unix/Linux command line utility wc, which says 101 words!

Removing the space before the first colon (but leaving the colon) reduces it to 100 words - so the stand alone colon...
Forum: The lounge 30th December 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: 100 Word Story

Excellent - you've got the knack! Have a virtual top-up! *chr

Jim
Forum: The lounge 30th December 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: 100 Word Story

DISQUALIFIED - it has to be exactly 100 words! ;)

(It can easily be pared down to meet the requirement though.)

Jim
Forum: The lounge 30th December 2018
Replies: 73
Views: 1,671
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: 100 Word Story

Excellent - I really like that! The red text at the end is a nice touch as well.

As a reward, here's 4 bottles of virtual wine to put in the bag! *party

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Water Line

I think that the thin ones are common reeds whereas the large ones are giant reed mace (often incorrectly called 'bullrushes' - which are entirely different.)

Jim
Forum: Show your movies 22nd December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: The Song of the Blackbird, Downunder.

The video is very interesting Ross! It's a blackbird singing OK, but there's something about its song that doesn't seem familiar. I wonder if the Australian blackbirds have developed a different...
Forum: The lounge 20th December 2018
Replies: 4,112
Views: 110,360
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Under E.U. law Highways England need to carry out an assessment of the impact of new developments on wildlife. There's a proposal for an 'Oxford to Cambridge Expressway' which will make a...
Forum: The lounge 19th December 2018
Replies: 64
Views: 1,298
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Nottingham Knockers: A Threat to You at Home

Police? Ah yes, I remember them! Didn't they used to go round keeping law and order? I wonder what happened to them - I thought that they were rather a good idea!

Jim
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