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    Beginner Looking for my first DLSR

    I disagree quite strongly with that first bit. I have a D300, a D700 and D7100. Since I got a micro 4/3 for when I want something lightweight I have not used the D7100. If MP was important it would have been the D300 sitting in the drawer. Don't get me wrong, I would not have got this picture...
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    Another Goodwood MM75

    Thanks Dave! a few more..... 4. Mercedes2 by Toby, on Flickr 5. Cooper by Toby, on Flickr 6. DSC_8592-2 by Toby, on Flickr
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    Another Goodwood MM75

    My pics from the Goodwood Members meeting. An excellent event even if it was a bit cold and overcast most of the time but that didn't stop some great racing. I think I need a lot more practice with low shutter speed panning on my 300F4 (non VR) lens though.... :( Only a few pics for the moment...
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    Goodwood 75MM

    Nice shots, and I agree that the FIAT is an absolute beast! This year was my first time at the members meeting and I was very impressed. Not a cheap weekend but everything was very well managed and it was great to see some proper cars up close and being raced properly.
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    Burglars and human rights

    So what your suggesting is thieves should also be fair, reasonable people who uphold proper social values? :LOL:
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    Dorset

    I am confused, what has the file size got to do with the halos? They would be visible whatever the size posted and I am afraid I agree with others, spoil what are otherwise excellent photos otherwise.
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    Folling on from the Crufts German Shepherd thread

    By that I take it you mean I have no experience of a "real" GSD or seen one at a show? You are wrong. still, I have had my say and you don't appear to want to respond to the points I (or anyone else) made so I'll bow out of this thread now before things get too personal.
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    Folling on from the Crufts German Shepherd thread

    really? that is your best argument? Is that you spitting your dummy out? EDIT: Just to be clear I would love for someone to really explain why the majority of posters in this thread are wrong. So far the GSD league have done a pretty poor job of that imho.
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    Folling on from the Crufts German Shepherd thread

    breeding a dog with a bent back and restricted rear legs? (and, if others are to be believed, a very non GSD temperament) oh, and then allowing (even expecting) that look to be accentuated by the way it is handled as if it is a good thing. giving a dog 1st place when it is clearly a distortion...
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    Folling on from the Crufts German Shepherd thread

    Obviously it can be considered biased but I think this is a well thought out blog here..... http://www.dogworld.co.uk/product.php/156306/1/a_lifeline_for_gsd_enthusiasts_by_jessica_holm Reading that and the GSD leagues response (and seeing videos of the dog) I know which one I agree with and I...
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    Canon or Nikon, which one?

    yeh, sorry, I don't know what I was thinking. Of course Nikon is better! :D
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    Canon or Nikon, which one?

    they are both good cameras so it will be down to personal preference. I'd go to a shop and have a play with both and buy the one that feels easiest to use. If you want to do video I think the canon might be easier to use (that is from my experience of comparing my daughters 700D and my D7100).
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    Crop or not?

    Oddly, I am the opposite. I think the 2nd one looks much cleaner and gives a good impression of space so I would leave it as is.
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    Don't you just love car insurance companies?

    I quite like it ;) Two scenarios: 1) Everyone gets the same price, whether they are new business (ie online quotes via confused.com or their own websites) or are existing business renewing. Nice and fair. What is not to like? 2) New business quotes are cheaper than normal as they want more...
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    PC Upstairs - with access downstairs through monitor and remote laptop

    something low powered but with a decent screen downstairs. Working on PC upstairs via VNC? Not tried vnc with a high res, high bit depth screen though.
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    Building a Windows PC

    can be pretty cheap though. eg https://softwaregeeks.co.uk/product/windows-10-pro/ I agree Can be true but to be fair some companies will use very good spec parts although it can sometimes be difficult to find out if that is true or not.
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    Building a Windows PC

    You have gone for a high spec setup with the Terra 100, a quick check got troutfisher's spec for about £550. Regardless, by my reckoning you could build with the same components as the Terra 100 for about £600 without OS (and win 10 pro can be got elsewhere for about £25 atm). So that would be...
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    Building a Windows PC

    I agree. Case - unless you are not fussy about noise and look/feel and decent case is worth it. Especially if you are changing bits and don't want cuts from sharp metal. 2nd hand is great though if you know what you are buying. PSU. Cheap ones are generally noisy (if not to start with, later...
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    Building a Windows PC

    you are right, the cost saving can be marginal (depending on what you can reuse). I guess it depends how you value you time and whether you enjoy doing it.
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    Building a Windows PC

    I think it depends on what you have already and what you actually need to upgrade. I tend to use amazon, ebuyer, scan , dabs etc for bits. Although, bizarrely, PC World appear amongst the cheapest for an SSD I am thinking of getting......
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    cheap travel netbook/ultrabook suggestions needed?

    Thanks Alastair, How do you find it now you have had more time with it? Oh, and one last questions - does android the play store installed? (reviews imply that earlier versions did not)
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    cheap travel netbook/ultrabook suggestions needed?

    I'll be very interested in you comments after you have had more of a play with drives etc. I am tempted by something like that. A quick question though, the link you gave above quotes it as "Windows 10 + Android 5.1" is it dual boot or just windows?
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    hows my editing skills coming on ?

    Not much to add to what has already been said (which i agree with) but a couple of things. 1) It is worth you saying what sort of picture you were trying to achieve. Most of us are probably just seeing a picture of a carving taken in daylight with fairly flat lighting. So we are expecting the...
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    Synology Question

    Thanks for that. I have to admit that after I posted the question I remembered what it was. In fact I remembered I have my nas as master browser for exactly the reasons you mention above...... :whistle: I have to admit I have got a bit lost here as to what the recommendation for Michael is now...
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    Synology Question

    which is what I said above except.... you need to be damn sure you have set the dhcp range right and don't accidentally duplicate the ip address. Also don't do it with something that might roam to another network (eg a laptop or phone). Much better to set static addresses at a central point. ie...
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    Synology Question

    I have to admit I am confused by what Oliver has said. First he said he created fixed ip addresses and implied he used the BT hub to do it. So that implies to me he used DHCP reservation as you suggest. But that long quote does suggest just picking a random (and apparently not used) ip address...
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    Oh no, not another £20

    indeed. Of they might have told me to go to to a cashpoint. Or to some obscure machine at the far side of the car park that I didn't know exist. Either way it would have wasted time. But as it was I put a £1 coin in the machine and was out of there in 30 seconds. Cash is convenient at times...... ;)
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    Thread repair

    Have a good look with a magnifying glass to see if there is actually any thread damage. That should tell you if it is just a bit of damage near the end of the thread, if it has been completely cross threaded or (if there is no obvious damage) perhaps it is just out of round from taking a bit of...
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