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The Flood / Re: Have you sent your thoughts and prayers yet?
« on: May 20, 2018, 07:28:24 AM »
Ban Assault Prayers.

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The Flood / Re: should septagon move to reddit?
« on: May 19, 2018, 05:22:58 PM »
But that place already banned /r/Jailbait and /r/incels


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The Flood / Re: Why invite the worst aspects of the Flood?
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:53:57 PM »
Aha, but if I don't fight "retards" in the first place...

...ah fuck, still wouldn't stand out, not that that matters.

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When it's in my interests to do so.

Can't take good pictures with my film camera (fucked up exposures, light leaks, blurry shots...)? Learn how to camera. Now I take the occasionally dodgy shot, but now I just have to focus on composition rather than if I'll get a shot at all.

Next big step is to self-develop my rolls of film and shave a ton off costs.

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I enjoy tonic water, and occasionally I eat coffee beans if we have any at home.


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Quite literally, yeah.

Brother wanted to wake me up for the wifi password and decided slapping me awake would be the best course of action.

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The Flood / Re: "disregard, I suck cock" list of users
« on: May 06, 2018, 10:51:05 AM »
first joke would be solid if it weren't so overdone

Just like that hobo cock in yer mouth 😂😂😂 1 time too many😂😂😂


...Ehhh, I'll see myself out.

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The Flood / Re: How did your parents punish you as a kid
« on: May 05, 2018, 06:58:42 PM »
Not at all.

I was surprisingly polite and well behaved, so they never needed to.

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The Flood / Re: The AR-15 mass shooting is becoming a meme
« on: April 24, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »
not having a red dodge charger doesn't make you less likely to drink and drive

not having a gun doesn't make you less likely to kill people

Fair, but you'll be more likely in such a murder spree to kill a lot less people with an item that ISN'T. DESIGNED. TO KILL THINGS.

(And a far less related, but nontheless interesting fact; you can drink n' drive on a bicycle, and apparently in the UK it's illegal too)

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The Flood / Re: The AR-15 mass shooting is becoming a meme
« on: April 23, 2018, 04:05:23 PM »
Ngl saw the news headline as "Naked man attacks Waffle House" and burst out laughing up until I read the details.

Even if he did have "just mental issues" and his guns were taken away from him before (though the BBC states they were handed to his father, and the AR-15 was one of those originally taken from him), why is that ok?

People with mental issues shouldn't have access to firearms until they can prove they're sane enough to use them, it shouldn't be the other way around, i.e. "give them guns and the ones who fuck up get them taken away".
I’m pretty sure these issues usually don’t develop until later in life. It appears that he had never actually been diagnosed with anything.

Iirc shit like schizophrenia isn't obvious until the 19-20 range, though that figure is a bit rusty.  Aren't guns sold to people at 18+ in the States or is that just wishful thinking?


If it isn't clarified that the guy stole his gun back from his Dad somehow, then he's also fucked in this scenario.

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The Flood / Re: The AR-15 mass shooting is becoming a meme
« on: April 23, 2018, 03:34:34 PM »
Ngl saw the news headline as "Naked man attacks Waffle House" and burst out laughing up until I read the details.

Even if he did have "just mental issues" and his guns were taken away from him before (though the BBC states they were handed to his father, and the AR-15 was one of those originally taken from him), why is that ok?

People with mental issues shouldn't have access to firearms until they can prove they're sane enough to use them, it shouldn't be the other way around, i.e. "give them guns and the ones who fuck up get them taken away".


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The Flood / Re: SecondClass is a pedophile
« on: April 23, 2018, 06:16:26 AM »
Thing 1 and Thing 2

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The Flood / Re: What's your wishlist look like right now?
« on: April 21, 2018, 06:27:05 AM »
Just continuing orders of 35mm film, a negative scanner, and some B&W developing chemicals.

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Serious / Re: Trump Vows ‘Big Price’ for Syria Attack
« on: April 14, 2018, 04:05:22 AM »
Isn't this just the last time chemcal weapons were used all over again?

Strikes and sanctions, just now with some added bullshit from a president no one takes seriously.

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About 3 hours ago the United States, France, and the UK joined together to bomb Syria.

Not that such trivial, real-life bullshit matters to anyone here.

Then make a serious post you stupid fucker.

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The fact that it would take so long to get a working colony let alone a terreformed Mars going, "we" wouldn't be there to see it at current levels of technology.

Also everything above. Mars' crust is at least twice the thickness of Earth's, making geothermal energy a pipe dream since the temp-depth gradients are ridiculously low. All energy would have to be transported from Earth, which already has it's own energy crisis looming.


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The Flood / Re: London’s murder rate overtakes New York’s
« on: April 04, 2018, 07:23:00 AM »
New York was quiet that day, having had to recover the gang numbers up from the last shootout.

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The Flood / Re: Photography Thread
« on: March 27, 2018, 08:36:35 PM »
OP updated

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The Flood / Re: Photography Thread
« on: March 27, 2018, 08:27:37 PM »
If I only scanned in the negatives of my and Ec Mrs Chalies travels. I did a ton of pretty good architectural shots and people. That’s one of my regrets. I didn’t keep my negatives.
Completely serious question. What's a negative?

Negatives are the strips of film that have been developed so that you can print them out and look at them directly without the film being destroyed in the process. In the picture below, it's the strip of film above the CD, or the pile below the cat.



So you start off with the roll of film (the thing to the right of the cat), take pictures on an analog camera, then wind the camera up when the roll is filled (usually 24 or 36 shots, or "exposures" as the camera's -CLICK!- noise is it opening a trapdoor to expose the film to the light through the lense for a millisecond or so).

Then you either develop it yourself like the video in the OP (which at one stage you have to do in complete darkness as the film is still sensitive to light), or get it done professionally by mailing the film roll off in the post. When I was young (<2000's) you could just send it off to Boots or most pharmacists as they all had 24/hr development labs. Now it's rare to see, but the cost is about the same regardless (It's like £3-6 a roll to buy, then another £7-9 per roll to get them developed and printed).

The development process "freezes" the light captured on the film, so the film isn't sensitive to light anymore, and brings it out so it's visible on the film as you can see in the little shapes on the film strip.

The reason it's called a Negative is because the developed film comes out in inverted colours - Black is White, White is Black, Colours are their opposites, etc. Only when they are printed out are the colours inverted, which is a double negative (inverting the inverted), so the prints come out in the right colour they are seen irl, like the cat photo on the left.

And/Or you can get them scanned and digitised which adds a bit onto the cost/makes it cheaper than printing them out, so you can shove 'em on facebook or imgur like I do.

Film kinda died out once digital cameras were developed and become cheaper for anyone to buy as the technology progressed. On the bright side, it made professional film cameras dead-cheap. My camera on release in the 1980's would cost a bomb, not to mention the lenses... today I e-bay'd the thing, a flash, and a lense for £40.

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The Flood / Re: Tried Drinking For The First Time Last Night
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:22:25 AM »
Just drink a shit-ton of water before going to bed and don't mix em up. (Cider and Wine, for a terrible example)

First time I had drink it felt like my stomach was being preserved. It passes, and you'll learn what your comfortable limits are.

Or learn to the extreme and never do it again. Either or, both work.

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Gaming / Re: *** Flood summer games 2018 ***
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:26:09 PM »

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Gaming / Re: I think Bungie is trying to kill itself at this point
« on: March 24, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »
You pop the Destiny 3 disk in.
"Sorry, only players of Destiny 1 and 2 are allowed to play Destiny 3."

Nah it would be more like

"Destiny 1 and 2 are required for Destiny 3 to work, please install and play through Destiny 1-2 before running Destiny 3."
You're right, it makes more sense that way.

It would if they just reused assets from both and the D3 disc was just a compiler/key for the "new game".

Minimum effort, maximum profit. I should be a game Dev at Bungie.

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The Flood / Re: Youtube WTF are you doing?
« on: March 23, 2018, 10:57:21 PM »


Bruh



God forbid, they've edited out the guns of a poster in Spanish.

It's almost like the film won't have any guns at all in it, and it'll just be Han Solo arguing with Stormtroopers over space-parking fees while Chewy in the background rips their arms off and beats them to death with it.

It's just like cigarette advertising laws in the UK - you can't openly show them in a shop, they're behind a screen. There's nothing stopping anybody getting them, they just aren't showing them.

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Serious / Re: Trump bans transgender people from serving in military
« on: March 23, 2018, 08:51:46 PM »
Wait...

Again?

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Carrying on with the "offensive" laws then;

Spoiler
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42285433

This one's not exactly "a joke", but fuck me, 9-10 months in prison?

You can argue that it's treating religious crimes fairly equally what with the examples above offending various faiths or ideals, but c'mon this is a fucking joke. Jimmy Carr has said worse things about retarded people on National TV, and Franky Boyle has alluded to the DUP/Unionist Protestants being outright gay, but some no-name guy with a dog...?

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The Flood / Photography Thread
« on: March 23, 2018, 01:33:35 PM »


So we have an Arts thread and the occasional game screenshots thread, so what about a "life screenshot" thread? Show off your photographic and film masterpieces here, talk about the equipment you use or techniques you do physically or digitally to achieve your pictures, and boast if you won some competition or got your photos or videos featured somewhere.



Useful Links
[Video] How to develop your own B&W Film (Basic)
[Document] How to develop Colour Film (Advanced)
[Wiki] Analog Camera Reviews by people who actually use them
[Website] DPReview - News, Reviews, and Tips on Digital Photography



Galleries, Albums, and Channels

Highlight your best photos, or just dump albums of them and I'll link them here, video channels also. I'll sort 'em better when they start piling up.

[Imgur album] Mine - 35mm Black and White, and Colour.
[In-Thread] Vien's Photos
[In-Thread] Dio Nolos'/Solonoid's Photos
[In-Thread] MarKhan's Photos
[In-Thread] Mike's Photos
[In-Thread] Jonos' Photos

[Last Updated - 28 March, 2018]

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Gaming / Re: I think Bungie is trying to kill itself at this point
« on: March 23, 2018, 11:45:53 AM »
Funny, all the "die-hard" fans are uninstalling Density2 just to go back to Density1.

That's like moving from Diet Pepsi to Diet Coke, it's still shit.

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Serious / Re: School shooting stopped almost immediately
« on: March 22, 2018, 12:31:33 PM »
I like how the final paragraph tries to rein it in a little;
Quote
Speaking to reporters, Dr. James Scott Smith, the superintendent of St. Mary's County's public schools, put the senselessness of it all in perspective.
"It looks as though the SRO [school resource officer] did exactly what the SRO is trained to do, and yet we still have a tragic loss of life," he said. "We still have somebody in critical condition. And we have students at the school and staff at the school impacted."

Well, fucking duh. America's fucked, the only guaranteed outcome of a gun being pulled out in a school is someone is going to get killed. That doesn't put it in perspective, it states the fucking obvious.


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The Flood / Re: Youtube WTF are you doing?
« on: March 22, 2018, 09:12:11 AM »
I hear some gun channels have just moved to Facebook or Pornhub.

Imagine that. You'd think liveleak would be a good alternative.

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