buratino

buratino

Joined on May 22, 2013

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W5JCK: It's hard to believe today is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion into Normandy. A good day to remember all the sacrifices that were made on this day so long ago, and all the sacrifices that were made throughout the war on so many beaches throughout the SW Pacific Islands, the Far East, North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. Most of the veterans are now gone including my Dad all my uncles who fought during WWII. May they rest in peace. We should be so thankful that they sacrificed so much to stop the world from destroying itself.

as for Eastern Front, USSR lost ~27 million people, with about 2/3rds being civilians... hard to fathom? Lay them down next to each other, 2 dead per a meter, and drive along those 13500 km...for hours and hours... it's like from Madrid, Spain to Vladivostok, Russia... my great grand father and grandfather are in that row... and grandfather of my wife with his two brothers... the most typical list of relatives for most of my people

Direct link | Posted on Jun 7, 2014 at 18:08 UTC
On Sony SLT-A77 II First Impressions Review preview (629 comments in total)
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repdetect: Looks like it's still crippled by a lack of audio controls for video.

I am wrong, Sony page says it does. How about that!

at least for original a77: not only lack of controls, but any monitoring as well: plug an external mic and you get no indication if sound works!

Direct link | Posted on May 1, 2014 at 16:26 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)

Apparently, Sochi has been doing quite well as a hospitable host of 2014 Winter Olympics, if there is need in exposing its 'another side'.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 21, 2014 at 19:03 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
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Kuturgan: Why not to show todays Sochi? It is not the same city as it was 5 years ago.

Actually, those 12 photos show very little of Sochi even 5 years ago, be it worst or best side. Very weak selection. But leaving some... 'aftertaste'. Coincidence?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 15:11 UTC
On Exposing another side of Sochi article (178 comments in total)
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reginalddwight: I find nothing wrong with the Sochi photos in general. However, what is oddly distressing to me is the 2nd one, showcasing a 77 year-old Russian man sporting a captain's hat and a bikini brief.

From the original Sochi Project link below those odd 12 pictures: 'On the small private beach, at the bottom of a steep staircase where our putyovkas are checked, we meet Viktor Alexeyevich. A retired shipbuilder from Murmansk, he has happily made use of the gratis opportunity to relax in Sochi for years'.

Similar picture from there is titled 'Viktor Alexeevich on the private beach of sanatorium Metallurg. Sotsji, 2009'.

Oh, in Russia men used to wear 'bikini briefs' without any extra message.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 19, 2014 at 14:47 UTC
On In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk article (117 comments in total)
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Artpt: @ 1drey, I read your link and saw the Pussy Riot documentary....she is committed and they cannot kill her for fear of martyrdom...keep the posts coming with updates...there are many causes and few interested.

please keep posting about photography, not about Russian or American crimes. There are enough dedicated places for those.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 9, 2013 at 14:02 UTC
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