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Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:41 am
by Jyoti
Do "ver kidz" even need to search their parents' bedrooms nowadays? Why search the real world when everything's out on the nets, innit?

Ahhh, let us mourn those lost halcyon days of rooting through parental cupboards like adept PIs... WHERE IS INNOCENCE NOW? :cry:

I also had one of these:
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because I was awesome!

And the 3D still surpasses anything at the cinema now. :thu:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:56 am
by Plink Floyd
Jyoti wrote:Do "ver kidz" even need to search their parents' bedrooms nowadays?
My kids have robbed me of cookies, instrument cords, earbudz and SD cards.

But they'll nevar find my stash of Ripoff Comix!

I hope.

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 12:50 pm
by MetroSonus
my parents are way too uptight for porn. I really don't understand how I could have came from them sometimes. :lol:

Hey I was totally down with break dancing, saturday morning cartoons, the human league and crappy japanese sci fi and other movies that came on local TV after the cartoons went off and some local horror B movie host came on. Man those were the days.

I had to play technological catch up in the 90's as nobody I knew was into that kind of stuff and I didn't even know they had music stores until I could drive and a friend needed a ride to some local store to look at guitars back then.

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 1:09 pm
by topcat
Over the years I've shown my wife not to be afraid of spiders, respect yes, but not fear.
They are fascinating to watch, and often their markings are quite striking.
Here is a pic she took of a spider she watched on a daily basis as it spun it's web and went on about it's business of spideyness.
Taken with an Olympus C740 UltraZoom.

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Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 4:51 pm
by Purity_Control
My parent's pron was on a high shelf in the closet. :lol:


I found my moms appliance as well :lol:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:52 pm
by Jyoti
topcat wrote:
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Ooh, lovely pic! :thu:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:53 pm
by Jyoti
Plink Floyd wrote:But they'll nevar find my stash of Ripoff Comix!

I hope.


Dude, they're probably on Ebay already...

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:54 pm
by Jyoti
Purity_Control wrote:
My parent's pron was on a high shelf in the closet. :lol:


I found my moms appliance as well :lol:

:facepalm: :lol:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 9:58 pm
by MetroSonus
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Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:01 pm
by Jyoti
MetroSonus wrote:my parents are way too uptight for porn. I really don't understand how I could have came from them sometimes. :lol:


Same.

Hey I was totally down with break dancing, saturday morning cartoons, the human league and crappy japanese sci fi and other movies that came on local TV after the cartoons went off and some local horror B movie host came on. Man those were the days.


I am of that mid-40s age now that *everything* from my teen years is covered with a Stand-By-Me sheen of rosyness. Even the bad stuff. Even though I'm a gear whore and a geek, sometimes I hate what tech has done to society. Ironic spouting that on here, I know.


EDIT - fixed my stoopid quoting

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:06 pm
by MetroSonus
hey i'm mid 30's and I agree... I think on the whole it's done more harm than good.

There was a very telling comment by a parent in a local news article about a principal who allowed the yearbook staff to publish an article about teens smoking at hookah bars. He essentially say "i dont agree with it buy what are you going to do". the mom said in reaction "the sense of complacency in our culture is astounding".

As a parent, a netzien and an educator I couldn't agree more :cry: At least in America, or my portion of it there's this "you can't stop em so why try?" sentiment.

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:23 pm
by Plink Floyd
It's the Gubmint! They're at the bottom of it!

Or at least that's what us mid-50-ish guys maintain.

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:27 pm
by Plink Floyd
Jyoti wrote:
Plink Floyd wrote:But they'll nevar find my stash of Ripoff Comix!

I hope.


Dude, they're probably on Ebay already...
Nope, I just checked. (whew)

Y'know, that stuff is still funny to me. The Fab Freak Bros, Mr. Nat, Captain Guts, Junkwaffle...

lol.

btw, nice try, TC, trying to bring this thread back on topic. :grin:

A pic thread, maybe, would be fun, no?

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:42 pm
by Jyoti
MetroSonus wrote:hey i'm mid 30's and I agree... I think on the whole it's done more harm than good.


I know it's just silly nostalgia but I don't remember feeling radically crippled pre-web, mobile, sat tv etc. When I was a kid, there were only three TV channels in Britain and BBC2 was off for most of the day. It was a huge deal when Channel 4 launched in '82.

I'm pretty much with Bauman on the turn society has taken: there's a greater degree of instrumentalism in all our relations, coupled with a reification of those relations which were once meaningful. I'm not as bleak as Marcuse or Adorno about it all but... I do sigh a lot. Again, I realise it's probably my age and things aren't as bad as I feel. But society seems to be tending towards the superficial, the empty spectacle, fame for fame's sake. When I was a kid, men and women were famous for something. Fame was a by-product of doing something well. Now, it's the end goal.

But then, as a dour Trot, it's hardly surprising I think the above.

As a parent, a netzien and an educator I couldn't agree more :cry: At least in America, or my portion of it there's this "you can't stop em so why try?" sentiment.


It's the elevation of individualism to the New God. Thatcher famously declared that there was no such thing as society and I believe that solipsistic, psychopathic selfishness is now woven into the very tech we use everyday. Just take a look at Tumblr and you'll see a generation disappearing up its own bumhole like never before.

Anyway... er... nice bokeh on the 50mm f/1.4, eh? :wave:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:50 pm
by BonsoWonderDog
I had one of these:

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Oh, and as for stopping your kids finding your private stuff? One word - locks.

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 10:52 pm
by ElectricPuppy
I need look no further than 4chan to despair for our future.

Also, YAY for mid-40's. I'll be 45 in June. Le sigh. Funny, I don't FEEL old...

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:11 pm
by Jyoti
Heh, you're a month older than me, Grandpa!

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:19 pm
by MetroSonus
ElectricPuppy wrote:I need look no further than 4chan to despair for our future.

Also, YAY for mid-40's. I'll be 45 in June. Le sigh. Funny, I don't FEEL old...

Your tolerance for retardeness astounds me :lol:

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:58 pm
by ElectricPuppy
Jyoti wrote:Heh, you're a month older than me, Grandpa!

Quiet, you whippersnapper! :mad: GET OFF MEH GODDAMN LAWN YOU KIDS

Re: The intro to DSLR thread with your host - Jyoti

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2011 12:11 am
by Jyoti
I hurd you once killed a stegosaur with nothing more than an RS232-C cable? TELL US ABOUT THE OLDEN DAYS, WHEN WE STILL HAD PHYSICAL BODIES, GRANPAW!