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Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 105
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Posted By DougStocks
Oh, I know I will. When I first moved there, I...

Oh, I know I will. When I first moved there, I met with another Yank whom I knew that had a position at Oxford. He told me that I would find the standard of living much lower (than that to which I...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Interesting. A few people I knew were...

Interesting. A few people I knew were uneducated, but since I was a visiting professor at Reading (U of), most of my colleagues and friends would fit in the well educated category. I also find it...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-06-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Yes, sorry, as in food. However in my limited...

Yes, sorry, as in food. However in my limited (17 years) experience of living in England, the Brits that I knew all pronounced it buff-IT. Perhaps it varies by region? I lived in Reading.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-05-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Oh, then that means they pronounce it...

Oh, then that means they pronounce it "Yo-sim-a-tee." I'm glad to hear that, because the British do manage to mangle the pronunciation of other words, for example: buffet. :)
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 09-04-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
toMACsh has it right. How do the Brits...

toMACsh has it right. How do the Brits pronounce it? Yo-sa-might ??
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Interesting. The 'my friend' bothers me more...

Interesting. The 'my friend' bothers me more than 'mate' does. I guess I accept the latter as a regional colloquialism whereas the former is a declaration of something that is often untrue.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-23-2014, 01:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
That 'mate' business also concerned me when I...

That 'mate' business also concerned me when I first moved to England, but I soon learned that it just means friend. Similar to the use of 'buddy' or 'pal' in the US. I found it a lot easier to...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-14-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Interesting & thanks for the info. :Blushing: ...

Interesting & thanks for the info. :Blushing: Your activity has served an additional purpose; I was planning on replacing my beloved Snow Leopard with Maverick; now I think I'll wait for Yosemite.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
First time I'v known that an OS can or should be...

First time I'v known that an OS can or should be 'fun."
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Touche' :)

Touche' :)
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Agreed, but as you probably know, the word...

Agreed, but as you probably know, the word 'quite' changes its meaning when it migrates from one side of the Atlantic to the other.
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
And then some words are pronounced the same on...

And then some words are pronounced the same on both sides of the Atlantic, but have diametrically opposite meanings. Something experienced by most Yanks during their first year in the UK is the...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Ah yes; I had not thought of that, but a good...

Ah yes; I had not thought of that, but a good one. Cheers! (another word whose meaning changes about mid-way across the Atlantic.). Or I should have said Cheers mate. That "mate" business...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-09-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
I believe Shaw's statement was: "England and...

I believe Shaw's statement was: "England and America are two countries separated by a common language." I am a Texan who has lived several years in England (Reading to be specific). I soon...
Forum: Schweb's Lounge 08-08-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,747
Posted By DougStocks
Perhaps the Americans do pronounce it differently...

Perhaps the Americans do pronounce it differently than the British; but since it is a National Park in the USA, I think the Americans get to pronounce it however they like. The same is true for...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-06-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By DougStocks
If you live near a College or University, they...

If you live near a College or University, they may offer one or more photography courses as part of their continuing education program. I highly recommend that you look into this.
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-05-2014, 03:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,755
Posted By DougStocks
I readily admit that I do not have personal...

I readily admit that I do not have personal knowledge to compare Mac OSs. Snow Leopard is my first and only experience with Mac OSs. It did not take long for me to appreciate its superiority to...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-04-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,755
Posted By DougStocks
Yes, the option I use for CCC does only update...

Yes, the option I use for CCC does only update those items that have changed. Thanks for the "sandbox" tip. Would that also work with regard to the OS? I'm reluctant to upgrade from my Snow...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,755
Posted By DougStocks
No, not confusing (or I'm so confused I don't...

No, not confusing (or I'm so confused I don't know I'm confused). And you give a very good reason for making the BU HD bootable. I reckon I'll just move my present BU to an off-site location...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-04-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,755
Posted By DougStocks
Thank you for your assistance. You are correct,...

Thank you for your assistance. You are correct, it was not there. Since posting my query, it has occurred to me that this really is not very important. If I had a catastrophic failure of my...
Forum: Switcher Hangout 04-04-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,755
Posted By DougStocks
I have a related question. I use CCC to back up...

I have a related question. I use CCC to back up my rather large collection of photographs on a daily basis.
I believe that somewhere in this thread, someone recommended that this back up drive...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By DougStocks
Many people wrinkle their muslin intentionally...

Many people wrinkle their muslin intentionally (and store it wrinkled up - not folded). Then place the model about 6 feet in front of the background muslin and shoot wide open. This gives a nice...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-04-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By DougStocks
I think that you will find that "problem" is...

I think that you will find that "problem" is related to the manner in which your camera is syncing the flash rather than the speed of light. Perhaps you have your camera set to the so called "rear...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-04-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By DougStocks
Exodist states that you need a longer shutter...

Exodist states that you need a longer shutter speed to give light time to travel from flash to ceiling to subject and back to camera. I beg to differ. The speed of light is so great (requiring...
Forum: Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography 04-04-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,414
Posted By DougStocks
If your SB 200 can not be triggered by your built...

If your SB 200 can not be triggered by your built in flash and if it (SB 200) has a pc input (small round hole or plug), then you can get a very inexpensive device that responds to any other flash to...
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