The Bar, Volume #4

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:14 pm

(hops down from the rafters)

Wish I could have been there too. Anymore I'm thinking it'd actually be more realistic to take a weekend and fly off to an event like the B.E. in Nevada City than it would be to find all the time off to make it to the Burn. If we drive to Burning Man (which we've always done) it's pretty much a three week commitment by the time we pack before hand and unpack after getting back.

(pours several glass of rum and sets them out)
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:59 pm

LeChatNoir wrote:(hops down from the rafters)

Wish I could have been there too. Anymore I'm thinking it'd actually be more realistic to take a weekend and fly off to an event like the B.E. in Nevada City than it would be to find all the time off to make it to the Burn. If we drive to Burning Man (which we've always done) it's pretty much a three week commitment by the time we pack before hand and unpack after getting back.

(pours several glass of rum and sets them out)


merci, Le Chat...

If I may, I'll help use up one of those rums! 8)

I realized too late that we could realistically have been able to drive (8+ hours each way) to the B.E. in Nevada City, since I didn't have to work Friday. Next year, it'll be deliberately planned. (The Hof party last summer was So Worth the drive!! and the Reno gathering was SO Worth the trip!!!) I just absolutely LOVE this crazy family!!! :D

Next weekend, we're going to a 'fund-raising' burny thingy in Scottsdale, by Phoenix, and the following week for four days to 'Howling at the Moon' in Western New Mexico, then in early May to Saguaro Man in Eastern AZ. And, of course, we Did get tickets on the 13th of Feb. for the Real Thing. :mrgreen:

I really hope to meet you and your sweetie this year on the Playa. You will, of course, be at the Wednesday Meet & Greet at BDC&WB?? I wouldn't miss it for anything!! The highlight of my burns!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:56 pm

*sets milk in rafters*
dang, missed LCN.......yeah, really LCN, you could fly out. at minimum you could stay here with me, so that'd be taken care of. and, there are times, where there are Burn parties on successive weekends, so almost of you could do 10 days, you could take in both!!

Dang Triken! you know you/you both can always stay here, if you choose to drive up......if you still have that table saw, ping me?

and AntiM: it sure would be fun, if a bunch more eplayans could make it. IIRC it's all of 12 hours to drive SLC to here.

I gotta start searching for a good deal, on a really good camera for my daughter, that she needs for college in the fall. Anyone know of good places to look?
and, just found out the "state" in their wisdom, changed some rule and now her school, and many other "private/trade " schools, are not eligible to get state grant money..........crap. Over what seems something out of the control of the school, anyway.
Foogin politicians,..........
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:05 pm

Digital?
If she just needs raw or tiff, there are some older ones that came with that.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:26 pm

yeah full frame digital . A canon 5d mk2...
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby burner von braun » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:30 pm

*drinks a shot of rum*
Thanks LeChat! Great to see you hopping down from the rafters more often these days!

Yeah, it takes a bit of doin' to make the drive out from the East, though it is enriching to see the breadth and variety of the country. Good to see you Triken, yg and gyre! Hoping there might be a good home for that tablesaw, it sounded to me like a very fine one indeed.

Well, this dang smartphone has been acting flakey lately, not displaying all of the images in here and the like. (even my own images don't display) I've tried doing some upgrading, but I'm thinking it may be time for a new phone. This one has a hairline crack in it anyhow, from an encounter with a concrete floor a while back. (yeah, that's Concrete 2, Smartphones 0)

..anyhow, more B.E. stories please!..

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Patsh » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:17 pm

ygmir wrote:
Dang Triken! you know you/you both can always stay here, if you choose to drive up......if you still have that table saw, ping me?


OOPS! posted here momentarily before realizing I forgot to address this to PM!!

Sorry! :oops:
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:05 pm

That doesn't look like a pm.

Ygmir, if I can venture an opinion, if she isn't in graduate school, that is an utterly fucking ridiculous camera to have to have for class.
And that's based on advice I've been given by professionals.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:18 pm

gyre wrote:That doesn't look like a pm.

Ygmir, if I can venture an opinion, if she isn't in graduate school, that is an utterly fucking ridiculous camera to have to have for class.
And that's based on advice I've been given by professionals.


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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:28 pm

Hell of a camera though.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby gyre » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:50 pm

The graduate program I want to take, no financial aid unless I enroll full time in other areas.
And they just cut all lottery aid to most people, which was justified on the grounds of full aid to most people.
Any class past mandatory now, no aid.
Impossible to graduate without taking other classes usually.
Glad they don't want me to buy the million dollar software I'll be learning.

18 hours now costs what four years used to cost.

I hope you can find a good deal.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby MyDearFriend » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:01 am

Good morning, all!

*starts ECM*

Good luck with the college funding ((((Yggy))) and good luck to your daughter. 8) Not an expert on cameras, but, my son Arch got a real good lil camera for ~$600, a Nikon D3200, thats working really well for building his portfolio. Good camera reviews & advice at http://www.kenrockwell.com
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elorrum » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:11 am

Morning. Thanks for the coffee, mdf.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:42 am

:coffee: thanks

Ugh, money. Wish I had useful, relevant advice for you Yggy.

SLC may be close, but Larry would actually need time off. I arrange our time off something like a year in advance. His schedule no longer allows for spontaneous weekends. When is BE in 2014?
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:16 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*
yeah, the great camera debate. Her school, which works very closely with Hollywood film depts, (several directors and cameramen are alumni) and much of the staff are big dog photogs from Nat. Geo and such on sabbatical, ex students and such. They really emphasize this Canon, and even the new MK3 but say it's not necessary at all, but really say they'd like the MK2 for students. They are using it to film some of the current series on TV, it has full video capability, as well. As a visual journalism student, they say both are important.......and really, now the price of the camera and lenses (more than the camera in many cases), is pretty low compared to the funding they just took away. So, it may be moot anyway, unless we can do some big time juggling.

*sharpens pencil*

AntiM: I understand the planning thing.....well, I'd say it's very likely, next years BE14 would be around the same time, given which weekend worked out best.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:41 am

I second Canon EOS-series cameras. 17 years with zero malfunctions in my part-time pro magazine work. A few years ago I switched to digital in the form of the entry level Rebel and find it more than adequate. But if the school has a recommendation... for Dawg's sake FOLLOW IT!
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:57 am

thanks Elliot.
yeah, she has the Rebel, Xsi, and several lenses........turns out, both cameras can accept the same lens, but, some lenses are "full frame" (5dmk2) and some are "/s" which means for the not full frame cameras. dang, had I known that, I'd bought the full frame lenses for her in the first place.
dang lack of knowledge anyway!!!
But yeah,the school wants the 5dmkII as minimum, for a variety of reasons, and I guess is trying to keep as much uniformity as possible.
So, I'll be not only looking for the body, but several lenses. dang.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Elliot » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:15 am

Everything takes learning, Ygmir.
And for education at this level, everybody should definitely be on the same page. If she shows up with a slide rule, she might very well not be taken seriously. Once she is well established in her profession, she can make Oscar-winning movies with a pin-hole shoe-box camera if she wants to.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ^Rhino! » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:37 pm

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Truer words have never been spoken. And learning is lifelong and continual.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby magicmarty » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:15 pm

Spooky quiet in here tonight. What's going on? Dives into the NEB hoping for company.

Night all :?: :?: :? :shock: :(

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Postby gyre » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:37 pm

Night Marty

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Postby International Incident » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:23 am

Quietly drunk on a Tuesday eve. It's already been a long week.

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby AntiM » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:10 am

:coffee:

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Postby MisaBlue » Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:51 am

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:22 am

Good Morning All !

Brisk tone of the day, I will need to warm up with some serious work out

will you share px of your weekend with us Yggy , Marty, ?

but first some caffeine.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:33 am

*wanders in, makes CCC*

Hi ASD. dang, I took no photos.......seems a weakness, (one of many), of mine, is forgetting to take photos.

ha, MEL!! for me, and maybe it's just me, but "quietly drunk" seems at odds with my perception of the wonderful person you are.

Hi AntiM!

looks like a nice winter storm coming in tonight.......we really need it, so yay!!
and, bought a sewing machine, so I can learn to sew and mend some of my pants. I've got more pants to mend, than the price of the machine, so, it seems to make sense.
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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby Aurelia » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:50 am

Yggy , so sorry just gave away my sewing machine and want to suggest that you really check out the different
needle types and thread weights. used to sew leather, fur, silk with old machine by changing needles and thread

.and yes, cameras do distract me from my moment so I never take them when I am enjoying myself
and avoid people flashing in my face .so I do get it..but with all your camera discussion I thought maybe you would...
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:32 am

Mornin' campers!

It's a good day to be me. Or maybe even you, assuming you have a 401(k). The Dow Jones Industrial Average is at an all-time high at this very moment, sitting at 14261.22. That's about 90 points higher than it's previous high set back in 2007. God it's great being a capitalist in America! Next round's on me!

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Re: The Bar, Volume #4

Postby ygmir » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:57 am

indeed Doc, indeed!! good on ya for what you do!
will it be a Bentley this year, or will you be making the switch to a Lear jet?
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:15 am

Lear jet of course. My private island is not the place for a Bentley. Duh.


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