Commenting On Unused Equipment

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Curiouser and Curiouser

    Robert Coe Guest

    : On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 22:03:04 -0400, tony cooper
    : <>:
    :
    : >On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 19:26:05 -0500, Curiouser and Curiouser
    : >
    : >>I sometimes wonder why people feel the need to make authoritative comments
    : >>on equipment they've never used, never touched, and never even considered
    : >>as part of their camera gear.
    : >
    : >I'd reply, but first I'd have to care. I don't. Not about dslr vs
    : >p&s, not about Canon vs Nikon, not about film vs digital, and not
    : >about Sigma vs whatever.
    : >
    : >I have a camera that I like. I have had days where I've spent hours
    : >taking photographs, come home with 400 or so images, and not kept one
    : >of them. I've never felt it was the camera's fault.
    :
    : Now if only you actually lived by that prescription... ;)

    John, you're too smart a guy to cough up such a knee-jerk reaction, smiley or
    no smiley. If you were one of the dummy trolls, it would be understandable,
    even predictable. But you're not. At least I never thought you were, even in
    the cell phone groups years ago.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Oct 28, 2009
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  2. Actually, I did. You're the one who took the discussion off topic by
    making it personal. That, by definition, would make you the troll.



    But nice try.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Oct 28, 2009
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  3. If you can't provide an answer to the OPs question, then you are nothing
    but a troll in that thread.

    Proved again.

    Next time, provide an answer to the original question, or don't post in
    this thread at all. Is that too difficult for you to comprehend? Most
    likely.

    Here it is again for your perusal, in case you can't be bothered to
    actually read the thread you've been erroneously posting to as a troll:
    We await your non-troll answers with bated breath.
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  4. Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ray Fischer Guest

    Go away, idiot troll.
     
    Ray Fischer, Oct 28, 2009
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  5. Fortunately, for all of us, you don't get to make that call.


    But you wouldn't know that one way or the other.


    That's " 'bated breath."

    And....um...I believe he was talking about you.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Oct 28, 2009
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  6. Curiouser and Curiouser

    tony cooper Guest

    If you think so, then you don't understand the meaning of "semantics".
    It is the study of meanings. The meaning of "hired" and the meaning
    of "pro bono" are distinctively opposite. There's no ambiguity.
    But neither "hired" nor "pro bono" is the process. You are evidently
    talking about the vetting of a person to ascertain their
    qualifications when you refer to "process". Pro bono is a term that
    describes a professional volunteering his/her services for the public
    good; services that the person would normally be paid for. If the
    person is not a professional in the field, he is simply an unpaid
    volunteer.
     
    tony cooper, Oct 28, 2009
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  7. Curiouser and Curiouser

    tony cooper Guest

    More like you are afraid to enter because you can't handle criticism.

    We know that you are willing to participate in pointless and
    meaningless exercises. We've read your posts.
     
    tony cooper, Oct 28, 2009
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  8. And we were all professional...that is, we get paid for our
    services....volunteering our services for a public service non-profit.
    That would be pro-bono.

    Amateurs were not invited to apply, and did not get interviewed.

    Interesting that you should be unclear on this.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Oct 28, 2009
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  9. Curiouser and Curiouser

    tony cooper Guest

    I'm not unclear at all.

    I understand that you are a professional and worked pro bono.
    However, the process of interviewing you, verifying your credentials,
    and determining your qualifications would not be described as pro
    bono. Pro bono is not a process.
     
    tony cooper, Oct 28, 2009
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  10. HIRING is the process to which I referred, there, Tony.

    Pro Bono is not a process.


    But good to see you're getting the most out of that Pedantry Degree.

    Carry on.


    p
     
    D. Peter Maus, Oct 28, 2009
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  11. Curiouser and Curiouser

    tony cooper Guest

    It's not working out for me. You still don't see where you are wrong.
    There was no hiring process involved in what you describe. No one was
    hired.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hire
     
    tony cooper, Oct 28, 2009
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  12. Sorry to hear that. As committed as you are to your pedantry, one
    would think you'd be more satisfied with it's application.

    Perhaps if you start drinking.
     
    D. Peter Maus, Oct 28, 2009
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  13. bate \"bat\ verb bat•ed bat•ing [ME, short for abaten to abate] (14c)
    verb transitive
    1 : to reduce the force or intensity of : restrain <with bated
    breath>
    2 : to take away : deduct
    3 archaic : to lower esp. in amount or estimation
    4 archaic : blunt
    verb intransitive
    obs : diminish, decrease

    (C)1996 Zane Publishing, Inc. and Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. All
    rights reserved.

    No single-apostrophe needed, except by a troll trying to find more
    red-herring nonsense evasions to hijack a thread. By a single unnecessary
    apostrophe this time no less. Only 3 screen pixels that aren't even needed.
    Talk about a troll getting majorly desperate for trolling material.

    You can't even read nor keep track of the threads you troll in. I are the
    OP, that's why I asked you the question again that you are evading with
    your troll's red-herring nonsense.

    Read it again. Here it is again for your perusal. Can you answer it without
    your usual off-topic trolling? The challenge is on. (Guess who's going to
    win. Once a troll, always a troll. Asking a troll to not act like a troll
    is like asking a slug to not travel by use of its exuded slime layer
    discharge.)
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  14. Curiouser and Curiouser

    John A. Guest

    THAT'S what makes him a troll???
     
    John A., Oct 28, 2009
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  15. You failed to answer the question, again. Here it is, again. Try to not
    red-herring side-step it, again. As all the useless troll's have done so
    far, again. As you no doubt will do, again. I merely post this so that
    everyone can see that you are nothing but an off-topic red-herring evasive
    troll, again.
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  16. Since you failed to address or answer the question, here it is again. Any
    further off-topic trolling proves you to be nothing but a troll, again.
    Answer the question or prove yourself to be a troll, again. It's that
    simple.
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  17. Why are so many unable to resist? Well, a handful continually rise to
    the bait.
     
    John McWilliams, Oct 28, 2009
    #57

  18. Are you aware that you and others of your ilk have now proved yourselves
    beyond a shadow of all doubts to be nothing but inexperienced and ignorant
    trolls, again?

    Stay on topic, you ignorant and inexperienced know-nothing thread hijacking
    trolls. Catch-22. If you stayed on topic you wouldn't be a troll. Continue
    going off topic and you have precisely proved my point.

    Sucks to be as stupid as you, doesn't it.

    Read it again. Here it is again for your perusal. Can you answer it without
    your usual off-topic trolling? The challenge is on. (Guess who's going to
    win. Once a troll, always a troll. Asking a troll to not act like a troll
    is like asking a slug to not travel by use of its exuded slime layer
    discharge.)
    We all wait with bated breath for your non-troll response. (Apostrophe left
    off of "bated" to see how many apostrophe-trolls are in abundance.)

    Since you failed to address or answer the question, there it is again. Any
    further off-topic trolling without addressing the question and you will
    prove, beyond all doubt, that you are nothing but an ignorant troll, again.
    It's just that simple.

    Sucks to be you, doesn't it.
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  19. Are you aware that you and others of your ilk have now proved yourselves
    beyond a shadow of all doubts to be nothing but inexperienced and ignorant
    trolls, again?

    Stay on topic, you ignorant and inexperienced know-nothing thread hijacking
    trolls. Catch-22. If you stayed on topic you wouldn't be a troll. Continue
    going off topic and you have precisely proved my point.

    Sucks to be as stupid as you, doesn't it.

    Read it again. Here it is again for your perusal. Can you answer it without
    your usual off-topic trolling? The challenge is on. (Guess who's going to
    win. Once a troll, always a troll. Asking a troll to not act like a troll
    is like asking a slug to not travel by use of its exuded slime layer
    discharge.)
    We all wait with bated breath for your non-troll response. (Apostrophe left
    off of "bated" to see how many apostrophe-trolls are in abundance.)

    Since you failed to address or answer the question, there it is again. Any
    further off-topic trolling without addressing the question and you will
    prove, beyond all doubt, that you are nothing but an ignorant troll, again.
    It's just that simple.

    Sucks to be you, doesn't it.
     
    Curiouser and Curiouser, Oct 28, 2009
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  20. Yes, that's why he's not a troll but a pest.

    Pests should be eradicated.

    The only way that will happen with this guy is to ignore him. Ignore
    those talking to those who talk to those who.... as I am doing now. Soon
    to stop.
     
    John McWilliams, Oct 28, 2009
    #60
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