Wye Photography

Wye Photography

Lives in United Kingdom Chepstow, Wales,, United Kingdom
Works as a IT Network manager
Joined on Feb 16, 2009
About me:

Aspergic, reclusive, obsessive, compulsive, insular, intense, private, focussed, driven, perfectionist.

I have Aspergers, photography is my "special interest".

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barrym1966: Funny how no one is taking legal action against his wife since he was under 15 when they got together and she was his much older teacher. That's more news worthy

@barrym1966 In the UK she would have been charged with historical sex abuse. Considering there has been quite the witch hunt for that in the UK recently, I think your point is very valid.

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 08:37 UTC
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borax: More than a decade ago, former french president Chirac was shot naked on a summer holiday. Totally naked on a balcony. The shot wasn't taken by trespassing ways. It was taken with a telephoto, like Kate Middleton's topless pictures.
The pictures of the naked old president weren't published. Of course, pictures of a sexy princess got published. And there's no doubt nowadays that pictures of Macron would have been. Decency seems to be gone, but laws still exist for everybody.

"The pictures of the naked old president weren't published"

Thank God! Seeing pictures of his wrinkled winkle would be enough to put anyone off their breakfast and warrant criminal action under the obscene publications act!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 08:34 UTC

Merde!

Link | Posted on Aug 22, 2017 at 08:32 UTC as 3rd comment
On article How to buy used gear (and not get burned) (126 comments in total)
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Saurat: If you are thinking of buying a Leica try hitting your head continually against a wall until you get some sense knocked into you.

I would rather buy a Leica, you can hit your head against a wall, may knock some sense into you.

Link | Posted on Aug 20, 2017 at 15:39 UTC
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Dodi73: Once it has improved on image quality, recording time and sharing, it might be a very interesting device, but also a possible trick for others to control you (secret services, bosses etc)

@Dodi73, I hope the Secret Services find my life more interesting than I do.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 08:52 UTC
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Fujica: I think these devices - just like google's glass - are an intrusion of my personal privacy. It takes away freedom of others.

I do not want to spied upon. I do not want to be filmed all day long by other people.

There is no reason to be in someone elses life for the sake of that person wanting to record his own personal life. Especially because these things are mostly connected to the internet.

Please take a lesson from George Orwell's 1984 and 'The Circle'.

@ Fujica, One is, I suppose, always free to wear a Burka. That would solve certain problems.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
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Sdaniella: it's the 21st Century ...

and we're still having 20th Century (computer) problems ...

(planned obsolescence is still with us ... unfortunate)

@ Drive, "Every second they are waiting for something to load is a second they are not adding value to the corporation, while still being paid for waiting". That is a really crap attitude, I never have or ever will work for any institution that exhibits that policy.

Obviously, I can't speak for other offices only the educational establishment for which I work. We have about 30 or so office staff and beyond Office they would not even know what you are talking about. Some of them have trouble understanding the concept of clicking and asking them to find the size of a file is met with a vacant stare. I jest not.

Perhaps mine is the atypical office, but looking at other offices our kit is sometimes remarkably modern.

All those seconds spent waiting you mentioned whilst the poor staff are being paid and not adding to the value of the corporation I doubt even approaches the cost of an office of shiny new modern PCs. So your logic and economics is flawed there as well.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2017 at 12:10 UTC
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Sdaniella: it's the 21st Century ...

and we're still having 20th Century (computer) problems ...

(planned obsolescence is still with us ... unfortunate)

@tkbslc If it "worked satisfactorily", then yes!

Do office workers or internet browsers really need 3gHz and 8Gb RAM?

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 19:00 UTC

A SIG-nificant MA-lfuction!

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 09:49 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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Sdaniella: it's the 21st Century ...

and we're still having 20th Century (computer) problems ...

(planned obsolescence is still with us ... unfortunate)

lol. Yep!

If "they" made a computer that worked satisfactorily for 20 years, how much money do you think "they" would make?

If you want to know the motive follow the money trail.

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2017 at 09:04 UTC
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RaghavBaijal: If you buy one, it won't be long before problems 'Surface'.

lol, I like that one!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 20:22 UTC
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Old Cameras: In my opinion Microsofts goal is to send you security update or service pack after another until your machine grinds to a halt. I'm not a conspiracy theorist but... sometimes I am. My laptop was so locked up it would barely boot. I wiped it and put Linux on it and it runs like a demon.

Don't you mean runs like a Daemon!

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 20:16 UTC
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eddie_cam: ... and the monkey gets what? ;-)

@Joseph K Boston, There is already a dumb animal in that role.

Link | Posted on Aug 10, 2017 at 09:22 UTC
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Daft Punk: Let me play devils advocate here.

PETA are obviously doing this not because they are being flippant or stupid. They are doing it simply to raise the question - do animals have rights?

Many parts of the world revolve around the Abrahamic-religious notion that we have dominion over animals. From this, over hundreds of years, a society has evolved where we have simply ignored the rights of animals on the basis that we are carnivores and it is our rights to eat them / kill them as we please. And we do - we destroy other sentient creatures by the billions every single year. It is probably a good thing that we each pause and think about that.

This law suit seems frivolous and stupid but, for me, it makes me stop and think about this simple point. That is not a bad thing.

@Daft Punk.

Don't be so Daft, I never said I agreed with JP, I was just quoting.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 13:09 UTC
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Daft Punk: Let me play devils advocate here.

PETA are obviously doing this not because they are being flippant or stupid. They are doing it simply to raise the question - do animals have rights?

Many parts of the world revolve around the Abrahamic-religious notion that we have dominion over animals. From this, over hundreds of years, a society has evolved where we have simply ignored the rights of animals on the basis that we are carnivores and it is our rights to eat them / kill them as we please. And we do - we destroy other sentient creatures by the billions every single year. It is probably a good thing that we each pause and think about that.

This law suit seems frivolous and stupid but, for me, it makes me stop and think about this simple point. That is not a bad thing.

As Jean-Paul Sartre once said "If there is no God, then nothing is wrong".

The concept of "rights" are just a bio-chemical reaction in the brain. Rights don't exist. Ergo, monkey has no "rights".

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:50 UTC
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radissimo: I would kindly advise Mr. Slate about his first sentence when starting settlement:
" F* OFF"!

That wouldn't be terribly British (as he lives in the same town as I). It would be "Thanks for the settlement money old chum, now F* OFF!".

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:45 UTC
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mailman88: My dog, Ralph owns all his pics and he has agent.

That agent wouldn't be you by any chance?

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:43 UTC
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eddie_cam: ... and the monkey gets what? ;-)

... eaten.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
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vesa1tahti: PETA has something to do with gourmet: People Eating Tasty Animals.
BTW: Not a new idea, seen it here before.

People Eating Tasty Animals - I like that one, made me have a good laugh. Thank you.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2017 at 11:41 UTC
On photo Cosmic Lavender in the Best Photo of the Week challenge (23 comments in total)

YAY!!! Cosmic! Fab image.

Link | Posted on Aug 7, 2017 at 19:54 UTC as 7th comment
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