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  1. A bit more background. I was never a fan of the Pogues I should say nor anything punk-related. The word Pogue is an anglicisation of the Irish word “póg” which means kiss. However, that is only half the story. They were originally called Póg mo Thón (Pogue Mahone) which is a well known and well used Irish expression meaning “kiss my arse”. The Wikipedia link above explains the context and meaning. It is very real life stuff, very powerful, not at all your typical Christmas mush.
  2. I think this is really worth repeating. Generalisations can be very misleading. Whatever the technology behind luminance noise control, different cameras have greatly different abilities, all else being equal. Post-processing skills are also very important (the assumption being raw images only). In addition, unless you upload high ISO images only in a single batch, it is not possible to say what is acceptable as it may not have even been seen in QC. A tip: I'm surprised nobody appears to have mentioned this but downsizing the image at the final stage to the minimum required by Ala
  3. Definitely the way to go. if you look closely at my avatar picture, I have the shades just on the top of the mask, enough to prevent steaming (unless I get into a heated political discussion 😎).
  4. Politics in this happy feel good thread. Ah who cares. They are not mutually exclusive. Actually is he jumping ship before the real chaos starts in the new year? They say he is the architect of the whole unmentionable thing that is about to happen. And they thought Covid-19 was bad. OK a day late but congratulations to Scotland on finally qualifying for the Euros.
  5. It is not the embarrassment that has ever bothered me as I am not American but what I find absolutely astonishing is how so many people accept completely blatant lies as truth or simply don’t care and that so many people actually still voted for him. I think there will be many more demonstrations over the coming months as his embarrassingly outrageous claims of voter fraud and refusal to concede gracefully result in many more scenes of mayhem on the streets of American cities. But it is so heartening that there is change afoot and hopefully Joe Biden will grace the unofficial title of
  6. I also read some bigwig tweeted that the poles were wrong. I am not sure how he knew that 😀. I voted for your picture actually. Incredible scene. I hope your lungs are ok.
  7. Covid-19 is a new disease - scientific fact based on very detailed genetic studies. This is not a matter of opinion. It is scientific fact. The willingness of people to believe in conspiracy theories and alternative facts is very worrying to those of us who seek truth. To say Covid—19 is anything but a very serious disease which humanity still has no weapons to combat is indeed stupid at best and dangerous at worst. Numerous unfortunate, ignorant people have died believing Covid-19 to be a hoax or not very serious. And it is not just about death. Long covid is a very real and debilit
  8. I used to think it was called novel coronavirus because it was new but I guess I was wrong. Perhaps it likes a good novel, maybe a nice fictional conspiracy theory to help it spread. Nothing like human gullibility for super spreading. I wonder why it is called Covid-19 though? Genetic evidence you say. Oh not more science. Who needs science at a time like this? I hear we are rounding the corner myself.
  9. More bandage than bandit I'm afraid Allan. 😀
  10. Give it a few weeks and then a few months. The times they are a-changin'.
  11. Perhaps that should be qualified as Pre-Covid Fatigue, a psychological state which is perfectly understandable but nothing too difficult to deal with really in comparison to Syn- or Post-Covid fatigue. The endless threat of some unknown potential horror with no end in sight tends to erode one’s sense of caution. That is natural. Covid-19 may even seem remote. But it only takes one episode of contact with an infected person to become infected. Even more insidious is the fact that a large proportion of infected people are entirely asymptomatic. Well Post-Covid fatigue is something
  12. Yes Edo. Liverpool has a special vibe about it. Special people the Liverpudlians - I have to say that - my gal is one. Yes I read about the mayor’s brother. Another tragedy that maybe could have been avoided. Where is that world-beating test and trace system when you need it? Enjoy that lens Edo.
  13. Gives a new meaning to 4000 holes in Blackburn Lancashire. That is not meant as a joke by the way. Covid-19 is serious stuff. As for buying kit, well why not?
  14. Dream job for someone. Beware the link, it will lead you to the Guardian 😎
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