Guy Parsons

Guy Parsons

Lives in Australia Australia
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jan 19, 2003
About me:

Hobby interest in photography since 1960. My avatar is Momotaro = Peach Boy, a fairy tale character from Okayama in Japan.

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  • Replied in Books.
    Two on the go currently.... Heavy - "When China Rules the World" by Martin Jacques, telling us of what we need to know when China rules the world sometime in the near future. Light - "The Road to ...
  • Replied in Griddi....
    Just now I'm catching up on the Aussie program "Planet America" on Aussie ABC TV iView. Some good analysis and interviews there re the current situation in the 12th Feb and 17th Feb episodes. A ...
  • Replied in The world
    At nomination time people thought that it was some sort of sick joke. "Only in America". As the election results came in there was real dismay, again "Only in America, but how do we deal with this ...
  • Replied in The world
    You would probably be amazed at the number of countries where the general comment was "what the f....?!?" when Trump was elected. But now that they have to deal with him they have calmed their ...
  • Yes, that did surprise me when on holidays there in 2015. I was in the south and didn't have enough time to go much north of Dublin. My mind was pre-conditioned as Ireland being a Catholic "ruled" ...
  • Replied in Korea?
    Maybe I dozed off, how did we get to Korea? China would oppose that and there would be a spot of bother. China needs something (however crazy) between it and what it sees as a US controlled entity ...
  • As primarily a stills shooter but with Olympus bodies, yes, stabilisation is a good thing for me. In olden days (film) whenever on holidays I would take a tripod, ranging from heavy to light ...
  • I guess I would allow that, just as soon as they repay their debts. http://uscommonsense.org/research/unsustainable-california-the-top-10-issues-facing-the-golden-state-wall-of-debt/
  • What, no offence in the Off Topic? I thought offending others was a pre-requisite to posting. :-) Kodak DSLR page 1 goes out to 11 months. Casio goes out to 9 months. The difference being one not ...
  • And also me wandering away because I have plateaued with gear, happy with E-P5, may add a lens before next major holiday (when?). Video not my strength at all. In fact when I need video I'm more ...
  • From what I understand the Power OIS improved on Mega OIS by better coping with slower human movement (as well as the usual faster shakes), as opposed to simple shake only reduction. I seem to ...
  • Read the history of Ireland and then get back to us. The English invaders treated the Irish in a terrible fashion. It's a truly awful history of invasion & occupation. Remember the famine? All the ...
  • Nobody? Check who posts there. Just because Casio pulled back to market only in Japan and selected Asian countries it seems, doesn't mean it doesn't produce innovative small cameras. Stocktake, ...
  • For an outside viewer the USA system works the way it does because...... (1) Not everyone bothers to vote. (2) First past the post voting deters small alternative parties ...
  • Yes, the HECS charge is meant to be repaid once your income gets above a certain level, but it is rorted badly by locals and foreign students, foreigners get residency here, use the scheme to get ...
  • Replied in Galah recipe
    I bought a used one, knock in engine, sick of engine work so took to VW workshop, came back with knock, took it back, came back again with knocks. Decided that I had to fix it myself and asked ...
  • Mebbe so, but only while it stays undisturbed. Flaking paint and sanding while doing home renovations gets a bit nasty. That's OK as long as you restrict it to the USA only where is won't bother ...
  • Seeing that the spyship has sailed out of view I thought that I would add my Russian ship story....... Many years ago my parents booked  a holiday to New Zealand from Australia and it was a cruise ...
  • The Australian experience seems to be that the more money they pump into education, the worse the results become. By world education standards we just keep falling down the list. ...
  • What is worse than seeing the spider in the car is the screams from my wife. That is a total distraction as I wonder if she has detected an imminent crash, oh, just a stupid spider again.
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