A Camera, a Gun and a Computer Geek

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Matt Clara

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    Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2005
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    Slack, Sep 24, 2005
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    BH Guest

    BH, Sep 24, 2005
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  4. How cool is that?

    I would love to have two of those mounted on the porch of my home for when
    the 7th day adventist/mormons come around.
     
    Steve Franklin, Sep 24, 2005
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  5. First, it's not a gun and secondly it's just a toy not real firearm.

    Now here is the real thing and in a proper caliber also.

    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/wsh/274.pdf

    The XM-101 CROWS.


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    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Sep 24, 2005
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  6. David H. Lipman, Sep 24, 2005
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  7. Matt Clara

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    According to Merriam-Webster, definition 1c, it is:
    http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?book=Dictionary&va=gun
    Did I say it was anything other than a toy?
    And shouldn't it be "firstly" then "secondly", or "first" then "second"?
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2005
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  8. Matt Clara

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    Not at all. If you read the conclusions you can see that one practical
    application for this would be to mount a dslr on it instead of the gun. Try
    reading it next time, or ignoring the post.
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2005
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  9. From: "Matt Clara" <>


    | Not at all. If you read the conclusions you can see that one practical
    | application for this would be to mount a dslr on it instead of the gun. Try
    | reading it next time, or ignoring the post.
    |
    | --
    | Regards,
    | Matt Clara
    | www.mattclara.com
    |

    Adding a dSLR capabilities down the road does NOT make it a dSLR camera.
    It may be On Topic in alt.photography but not here.
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 24, 2005
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  10. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest


    I say it is on topic here.
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 24, 2005
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    |
    | I say it is on topic here.
    |
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    | Regards,
    | Matt Clara
    | www.mattclara.com
    |

    You need to read the Group's FAQ...
    http://www.aliasimages.com/rpdslrsysur.htm

    "In a nutshell, the r.p.d.slr-systems is a usenet* discussion board about all aspects of all
    types of digital slr camera equipment and accessories.

    Discussions range from questions about equipment on performance, compatibility, suitability
    and so on of particular equipment to esoteric discussions of design and implementation of
    specific features. Questions are answered by those who have the same or similar equipment,
    and often links to various useful resources are posted."

    Discouraged:
    "Top posting, links to irrelevant material, excessive cross posting, cross posting to
    unrelated groups, replying to trolls, signatures of more than 4 lines, signatures that are
    really spam (e.g.: links to commercial sites), use of "makeashorterlink"/"tnyurl" and
    similar link services unless for very long and unmanageable links."

    Just becuase an item may take a photograph, does not make the subject matter "On Topic".
    Just because you say it is does not make it so. Please follow the Charter and/or FAQ of
    this News Group.

    Based upon your previous posts I know you know better and you are not some dumb Troll.
     
    David H. Lipman, Sep 25, 2005
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  12. Matt Clara

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    No, I'm not, and all I'm saying is lighten up, it's an interesting article
    for techno geeks such as those who frequent this place; yeah, it's only
    marginally on topic, but that's better than a lot of what passes for
    discussion here. And make some leeway for, "I just shot a wedding, drank
    three beers, am feeling good and found a fun article I thought people here
    might enjoy (which several did)." That was last night, tonight I'm just
    plain ornery... ;-|
     
    Matt Clara, Sep 25, 2005
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  13. I totally agree with you Matt.

    I can see that it actually would have applications for a photographer. I can
    totally see photographers totally tracking a player in football in the
    future...or perhaps training the camera only on the ball ..or grand prix
    photographers..

    And anyway...it was a very interesting aside which certainly got my
    imagination thinking about the photographic possibilities.

    David...I think you need to widen your limits of acceptability a little
    mate.


    Just because something is on topic doesn't make it interesting.


    I would rather Matt send something interesting like that over listening to
    Rich talk about his hatred of plastic, kit lenses and basically trolling the
    group trying to get a reaction.


    Lighten up....don't read it if it upsets you so much...
     
    Steve Franklin, Sep 25, 2005
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  14. Matt Clara

    Stacey Guest

    Steve Franklin wrote:

    I agree and enjoyed watching the video of that guys brother getting shot
    with plastic bb's. :)
     
    Stacey, Sep 25, 2005
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  15. Matt Clara

    Stacey Guest

    That's not the same thing at all, guess you've never played HL2?
     
    Stacey, Sep 25, 2005
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  16. Matt Clara

    Brian Baird Guest

    If they built a gravity gun... then I'd be impressed.
     
    Brian Baird, Sep 25, 2005
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  17. No, I shot real machine guns.


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    "When they poured across the border,
    I was cautioned to surrender.
    This I could not do
    I took my gun and vanished."

    "The Partisan"
    Emmanuel D'Astier de la Vigerie
    and Anna Marly 1943
     
    John A. Stovall, Sep 25, 2005
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  18. Matt Clara

    Jer Guest

    Here's another one that thought the same thing. Computer games
    depicting the effective use of firearms against a perceived enemy are
    for wimps. There's still a few of us around that already know what it's
    like to splatter a face all over a wall under full auto before they did
    the same thing to us. Brutal? Yup. Personal? Nah... just business,
    which I'm glad I'm no longer in.
     
    Jer, Sep 25, 2005
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  19. Matt Clara

    BH Guest

    I think the OP was pointing out the difference between an automated "sentry"
    system and a remote controlled one, virtual or real. So far, I have not seen
    any automated real system yet - the decision to pull the trigger is still in
    human hands, at least for now.

    Computer games aren't for wimps, Halo got us through ten months in Iraq -
    good stress relief in a crazy world. :)

    Just to stay on topic, here are some photos from Iraq, though shot with a
    p+s camera...

    http://www.pbase.com/anglotexan/iraq_2003

    I got my digital SLR (Canon Rebel) when I got back as a present for myself.

    Take care all,

    BH
     
    BH, Sep 25, 2005
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  20. Not any more the Fire Ant system developed at Sandia and takes the
    meat out of the loop.

    http://www.sandia.gov/isrc/fireant.html


    *********************************************************

    "I have been a witness, and these pictures are
    my testimony. The events I have recorded should
    not be forgotten and must not be repeated."

    -James Nachtwey-
    http://www.jamesnachtwey.com/
     
    John A. Stovall, Sep 25, 2005
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