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Russell Brand

Quote: Firstly there aren't any genuinely poor people in the UK any more

I presume you do not queue up at a food bank then.


Quote: Secondly, it's NOT the duty of the rich to support people who are poorer than them. It's not even the duty of the state to support people who are "poor".

Yes it is in a civilised democracy. Especially if you have any token of caring and responsibility.

Stepp - I have come to the conclusion that you would argue BLACK was WHITE. I;m done with you.



Stepp

78 21/12/2014 - 7:58 PM
By Granddad
Russell Brand

Quote:
where are your statistics or proof or factual proof to make that statement, "So "poor" people should be given money by rich people so that they can drink and smoke and watch Sky on 50" TVs"

Firstly you have put poor people in a rather prejudiced category. Secondly in a civilised country it is the duty via taxation of the lucky and fortunate who have it, to support the unfortunate or unlucky who do not have it. Your view is an example of why the poverty gap has been increasing year on year..................... since WWII

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78 21/12/2014 - 7:58 PM
By Granddad
Road Traffic Accident.
Only give name, car and insurance details, also check they are insured on the MID( http://ownvehicle.askmid.com/ ) when you get home, Obviously take photos incl driver.

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21 19/12/2014 - 9:12 AM
By Bridgelayer
Amazon Prime Membership

Quote: Amazon is not a scam, maybe a little clever (if thats the correct description) in how it gets you to sign up to prime, but far from a scam.

You are of course correct and as Willpower points out we (I) must look a bit better at the conditions before we finalise a sale on any website. In defence, I have been a customer of Amazon since they started and have always been satisfied with their service so I probably got a bit too comfortable with them and got caught in the details.

In addition, this kind of practice (boxes ticked by default) is exactly the way which the banks etc got themselves caught up in the PPI scandals.



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15 17/12/2014 - 12:27 AM
By Jestertheclown
Amazon Prime Membership
I seem to remember Vistaprint did something similar to this all hidden in the small print and boxes ticked by default unless you spot it.

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15 17/12/2014 - 12:27 AM
By Jestertheclown
Amazon Prime Membership
Thank you, but as I said I have deleted all my card details just in case.........

I did not realise what I had done to signup but my son was in the room and he warned me about it saying that they had just debited him 80ish which he was unaware of.. Watch this space.

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15 17/12/2014 - 12:27 AM
By Jestertheclown
Amazon Prime Membership
I am not sure if I am the only member here that this has affected but I give warning to you all especially if you deal with Amazon.

I have recently placed orders with Amazon for a number of Christmas presents. One of the options was free delivery with the tick box default set to "Prime". Not realising he consequences of this it seems this "AUTOMATICALLY" joins you into a subscription service which is chargeable annually about 80. Further in trying to remove me from membership I then receive an email congratulating me on joining Prime Video which is also a chargeable service and one I did not consciously join

I am now struggling to find how I can delete this but of course its lost somewhere in the many screens and small print. The only consolation is that I can delete all methods of payment so they cant debit any of my cards.

I'm sure Amazon can point me to the conditions etc etc but the way they present this is deceitful, misleading and a SCAM.

Anyone else had this experience?

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15 17/12/2014 - 12:27 AM
By Jestertheclown
Jimmy James ....comedian
Past its sell by date!

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3 08/12/2014 - 12:13 PM
By keithh
Media: Corrupt?

Quote: so thought to ask your opinions.

The public get the press they deserve,

13 03/12/2014 - 6:01 AM
By IshanPathak
Star Trek and Afghanistan
Its a crying shame that we just cannot leave the Middle East to resolve their own problems, which of course they never ever could.......

However in saying that I do think if the West had sorted out the Palestinian/Israeli problem way back in the 60's we might not have the problem we have inherited now.

57 28/11/2014 - 7:00 PM
By gcarth
Media: Corrupt?
.......................... and your point is?

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13 03/12/2014 - 6:01 AM
By IshanPathak
Are Headlights Now Too Bright?

Quote: - DRLs only work on the front.

......and not when headlights are on.


...next whinge anyone................................

26 28/11/2014 - 12:35 PM
By mohikan22
WARNING

Quote:
My daughter got a card and called the number, the 30 second call cost me a fiver.

Was she expecting a parcel??? hear any bells yet !!!!!!!!!! If I wasn't expecting a parcel I would ignore the card, if it was genuine they would try another delivery or contact..... SO BEWARE


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14 26/11/2014 - 5:10 PM
By thewilliam
Fake Rolex watch suppliers

Quote: LOL. Still don't get it. Walking round, knowing you're just faking it Wink

Reminds me of an old girlfriend.................................... BlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlushBlush

27 28/11/2014 - 12:53 AM
By StrayCat
Fake Rolex watch suppliers
Who says the Chinese cant make good copies............

Chineses Copies

They did the same with the BMW X5 some time ago

27 28/11/2014 - 12:53 AM
By StrayCat
WARNING
Yeah, just sent my bank details to a government General in Nigeria he promised to send me 20% of 50,000,000. Just waiting for it to credited to my bank, what a Xmas I'm gonna have!

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14 26/11/2014 - 5:10 PM
By thewilliam
Fake Rolex watch suppliers
Kingbee

Save your money, I have a f******d up fake Rolex, and my son has a f*****d up Longine, they are what they are --------- save your money.................................. they are not worth buying.

27 28/11/2014 - 12:53 AM
By StrayCat
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors

Quote: I think i just need lots of practice. Grin

.........don't we all.............Sad

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
Can I suggest that while you are at the horse event, take lots of images at various settings, --- shutter speeds, ISO, Aperture, one shot, tracking focus etc, spot exposure average exposure .....only then will you have the data to compare and evaluate what is best under what conditions.

REMEMBER -- The smaller the aperture number the bigger diameter it is therefore allowing in more light........ TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
Yes 3.5 is a larger diameter aperture than F16 allowing much more light in, however, f3.5 has a limited DOF which will affect focus on the image. I would use the highest ISO you have on the camera bearing in mind that the higher the ISO the more grainy the image will appear.

Taking images in relatively low light is not easy. Where are you located with ref to the 'open' side of the building, is that affecting your exposure? Post one of your images.

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Taking photos of dressage horses indoors
You do not give enough info for anyone to make advice. What are the lighting conditions, what is the ISO you are using, what shutter speed, what aperture. distance..............

You must give us something to work on..... but my thoughts are, there is insufficient light for decent exposure, your ISO is too low resulting in slow shutter speeds and large aperture, a recipe for failure...

17 21/11/2014 - 1:22 PM
By Pinkpony
Star Trek and Afghanistan
Whoa Garth!

These people have been slaughtering each other for thousands of years well before the 'west' got involved. They are just incapable of living with each other. The saying "never trust an Arab" springs to mind. Whether they are Sunni, Shia, Palestinian or Israeli...........

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57 28/11/2014 - 7:00 PM
By gcarth
I Need a Word Processor
David I think it must be that one of my requirements is that it always comes with MS Office, so maybe you are right.

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
I Need a Word Processor

Quote: Word doesn't for free. You might get a trial but Word Is around the 70 mark.

Strange, I have had many PC's/Laptops and its always been on everyone of them. Smile

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
I Need a Word Processor
Microsoft Word will be more than sufficient, I use this to create my wife's diary which includes photo's on same page as well as text. MS Word gives you opportunity to wrap text around images etc As Snappa says a publisher will do same job but MS normally comes loaded to PC/Laptops.

Colin

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17 14/11/2014 - 7:48 AM
By saltireblue
My wife has not asked for some new shoes - yet

Quote: My wife has not asked for some new shoes - yet

Maybe but when she does expect there to be matching handbags.........Sad

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14 12/11/2014 - 9:54 AM
By Gaucho
Been asked to shoot wedding. Help!
Use the Ushers and Best Man to organise and ready people for the next shot you plan to take. If you are chasing around and shouting for people it will look very unprofessional and people will lose confidence in you. Have a list of photo's that the B&G want plus a couple of original ideas that will surprise them. This site has some very original wedding photo's, take a look and get a few ideas. If you take images of the bride getting ready, get someone to do the same for the groom even if its just on a Compact camera. Take the Bride & Groom away from the guests at some point and take some intimate photos you will not regret that.

Check your equipment and then check it again......

16 29/11/2014 - 4:36 PM
By peterjones
salt and the use of
........................ and only Maldon Sea Salt, scrumptious.

33 11/11/2014 - 3:24 PM
By mikehit
What I want
Kayla

In the absence of more information about your photography I recommend a Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera this will be suitable for all your needs.

Colin

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13 08/11/2014 - 1:54 PM
By bainsybike
What I want
Kayla
Tell us more about your photographic knowledge, are you a beginner, as this will guide us into what advice you might get, what are your photographic interests, etc. How much have you got to spend, do you have any photographic ambitions..........

13 08/11/2014 - 1:54 PM
By bainsybike
Quiet of Late
I think that the "PC" brigade have prevented a more lively discussion on some topics and I myself have had postings deleted and I know others have had 'warnings'.

Agree, its rather dull now........................................................................ !

18 07/11/2014 - 9:47 PM
By SlowSong
Viewing EXIF details
Most of the good photo enhancement software will give you all the data (PS/Lightroom, Perfect Effects etc)

5 07/11/2014 - 9:37 PM
By Jestertheclown
Filters
Ouch......................................................... Sad

4 05/11/2014 - 6:25 PM
By collywobles
Integrated Walking Pole + Tripod - 4th Year University Project Participation
Welcome to your first post James.

I see a problem immediately, although I do see where you are coming from, or going Tongue.

Tripods are there to steady the camera and therefore need to be quite robust if it is to meet its purpose. Take a look at the cheap tripods on offer and they hardly meet the criteria. On the other hand, hiking/walking poles need to be quite light and unobtrusive, yet strong, so here lies your dilemma.

I use a Giotto fibreglass monopod which I consider is about the nearest you will get.

I will complete your survey anyway and wish you good luck in your search. It would help if you were to show some design drawings, photos etc. so that an opinion can be made

8 03/11/2014 - 12:53 PM
By JamesMcKernan
Star Trek and Afghanistan
Of course they do, their banks are full of illicit, fraudulent, stolen, scammed, anonymous owners money and jewellery.......... WinkWink

57 28/11/2014 - 7:00 PM
By gcarth
The Film Camera Debate
............................................ this has jogged me into buying a couple of rolls of film for my EOS 3..................... When I did use it before buying my two 20D's I had the films developed and put onto CD so having the best of both worlds...... Smile

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12 21/12/2014 - 5:23 PM
By TruckerPete
On line photo storage, any advice?
iCloud, One Drive, Skydrive, there are numerous that are free but the space is limited to something like 5GB, but you can normally buy extra space. There are many others that just sell space. Recommend a search on the web will bring up more than you need, even Photobox can be used as a (limited) store with access for friends by pw.
Colin

20 30/10/2014 - 10:10 AM
By Chris_L
Crime/Prison Photography
There is always another time Tracey.

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
Looks like any visit by groups to Kilmainham Goal is off for a while, see their reply to me below....

Dear Sir or Madam

Please note that due to major building works being undertaken at Kilmainham Gaol Museum during the period from 29 September 2014 to the end of December 2015, certain areas of the Gaol, principally the East Wing and the Exhibition/Museum area, will not be accessible.
Unfortunately we will be unable to accommodate group/school bookings during the building works period.
All requests to date will be kept on file and you will be contacted in the event of any changes.
Updates on the progress of the building works will be issued on;
http://www.heritageireland.ie/en/kilmainhamgaol/
We would like to ask all visitors to bear with us during the re-development period and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Kind Regards,
Conor Masterson
Booking Officer
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Inchicore Road
Dublin 8. Ireland.


Maybe next year then.

Colin

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
PS:

Just in case anyone might be interested in a group visit I have just sent an email to Kilmainham Goal to see if a group of EPZ'rs could visit together, I will post a response if and when I get a reply.

How many might be interested in doing a group 1 day visit from say Stansted - Dublin or Southend - Dublin, I'm thinking the earliest flight out and late one back this should allow enough time to visit Kilmainham and have a Guinness or two in Messr's Mguires or the Porter House..... Tongue



Colin

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
Crime/Prison Photography
Jump on the cheapest Ryanair flight to Dublin and go photograph Kilmainham Goal, you could even do it within the day saving hotel bills. This place has so much history with many famous or infamous redsidents. Lock yourself in a cell, go see the yard where they shot anarchists, look in the cells of the old original building and see where you wouldn't even want to kennel a dog.............. it really is worth going.

Kilmainham Goal

Maybe there is an idea here to get a number of EPZ'rs to join in in a trip, maybe that way we could get even more access to the Goal........

21 24/10/2014 - 1:06 PM
By jastonka
hdrsoft
HDR is a bit hit n miss, it works on some images but not others. However I love using it and find hard textures like stone, bricks works well.

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11 14/10/2014 - 11:10 AM
By collywobles
Quant e-Sportlimousine
With all this Green 'limited and expensive' technology, you cant beat the sound a big V8.....

11 10/10/2014 - 8:49 PM
By MGJ
Running workshops

Quote: My personal opinion on this matter is its down to how good the photographers work is, and that its the images them self that do the talking, not whether the photographer has awards, qualifications, age of the photographer etc.

Welcome to the real world. How good are your interpersonal communications, how good are you are interacting with people, how good are you at presenting a professional workshop so that people go away knowing more than they did when they arrived. People interaction is just as important as knowing the technical side of photography. I agree with Mikehit at the moment you are far too young and inexperienced to get any respect or customers running a course. I admire your enthusiasm but you must learn to walk before you can run. I suggest you book yourself on as many courses as you can afford to see how it is and is not done.....

One last thing, when you can produce photos as good as some of the best photographers on this site, then you might just be able to consider a teaching role.

30 28/09/2014 - 8:17 AM
By keithh
Messenger bag recommendations
I must have misled you with the term coupons. They are the coupon they give away when you spend at the tills. 1 coupon per 20 spent. For 5 coupons and I think 12.95 you get this (what I consider) good bag. I use it for my laptop but its got other uses......... send me your address and I'll send you 5 coupons.

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8 21/10/2014 - 5:10 AM
By Darcy11
You're getting Old when....
Ooooooooooooooooh Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ! Grin

31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more

Quote: Thankyuh, thankyuh vera much.

Straycat, this made me smile as it was one of the UK's comedians expressions (Tommy Cooper) , -"just like that"...........

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52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....
The one thing you must make sure of is that you have enough to live on so that your lifestyle wont be too much affected. Another item to consider is, should the worst happen to you, does your wife still get a pension. In my example, I retired in 2003, took a 25% lump sum from my pension pot and should the worst happen to me, my wife would still get 50% of my 'original' pension (before commuting) which will still enable her live a very comfortable life.

Also retirement is wonderful, every day is a Sunday, your diary is always full up, you have and make lots of friends, you go out to lunch several times a week, take up new sports, you can travel where you want to and see places you only dreamed of when you were working. ENJOY............... Grin

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31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
You're getting Old when....

Quote: Quote: I have one year to go before retirement, the big question I have is with my pension . Do I take the full pension or reduced one with a lump sum of tax free cash ?

As it stands, if you take the full pension it is taxed as ;income', if you take a lump sum it is tax free and if invested carefully you can make it pay so there would not be too much difference between the two scenarios, and you will have money in the bank should you ever need it.

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31 25/09/2014 - 10:17 PM
By StrayCat
Claims that Moon landing was faked debunked once more
Yeah, but Elvis is still alive...............

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52 05/10/2014 - 2:54 AM
By StrayCat