stromaroma

Lives in Canada Vancouver, Canada
Joined on Jul 2, 2007

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jhinkey: Amazing how many people really don't understand how Kickstarter works. You are an investor if you participate financially in such endeavors with all the attendant risks and rewards. Just like other investments you should do your research first before committing funds to such things.

I just bought into a kickstarter because it was a product that I wanted for my wilderness trip in 2 weeks. Otherwise I wouldn't have had it. Supposedly it is being shipped now, I sure hope so.

Link | Posted on Aug 9, 2016 at 20:18 UTC
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stromaroma: Great article but that last statement "We'd certainly recommend the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II for landscape photography"????? I wouldn't use either of these for landscape photography... unless of course one was magically in my hands when I wanted to take a photo, which would never happen because I doubt I'd ever touch one. There are much more practical / affordable alternatives for landscapes that would perform equally well if not better.

What about ME????? I'm pretty good too!!!!!

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 23:17 UTC
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stromaroma: Great article but that last statement "We'd certainly recommend the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II for landscape photography"????? I wouldn't use either of these for landscape photography... unless of course one was magically in my hands when I wanted to take a photo, which would never happen because I doubt I'd ever touch one. There are much more practical / affordable alternatives for landscapes that would perform equally well if not better.

Followed by the D5X with better DR for landscapes?

Link | Posted on Aug 4, 2016 at 20:22 UTC

Great article but that last statement "We'd certainly recommend the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II for landscape photography"????? I wouldn't use either of these for landscape photography... unless of course one was magically in my hands when I wanted to take a photo, which would never happen because I doubt I'd ever touch one. There are much more practical / affordable alternatives for landscapes that would perform equally well if not better.

Link | Posted on Aug 3, 2016 at 04:46 UTC as 24th comment | 10 replies

VR and VR get confusing

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2016 at 18:20 UTC as 16th comment
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Nice Eric! Just as I predicted. Once again I'm vindicated. I'll take that as an admission of defeat. Apparently you don't understand how the scientific method works. Most people don't.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 17:45 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Specifically I am referring to Apollo 15.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:31 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Ok Eric, maybe you can enlighten me on the explanation because I've never seen it explained.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 16:28 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Eric, yes, statistics don't prove anything. What is proof that the moon landings were a hoax is the complete lack of dust on the lander or any hint of a blast crater, as revealed by nasa's own high res images. This, despite the official transcript stating that the dust clouds were so thick they couldn't see our the windows and had to use instruments to land. And the nozzle of the rocket came to rest an inch from the dust surface after supposedly hitting the ground and being crumpled as a result. Yet not a hint if a mark in the ground. No possible explanation for that.

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 14:58 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

Amazing that you classify the moon hoaxers with flat earthers. So you find it more believable that they went to the moon like 6 times without a single casualty when they only managed to put people into orbit like 20 years later using the massive Space Shuttles with several catastrophic missions? You don't find it the least bit odd that they never went back to the moon after 40 years?

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 05:27 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

"Are you for real?? 'Scientific literacy and objectivity' is what makes fools like you think the moon landing never happened and the earth is flat??? Ok...."

Correct. I look at the evidence without formulating an opinion based on what anyone has previously tried to convince me. I apply all the scientific principles I know and come to a determination. Based on that approach, the Moon landing was a hoax because it is not possible based on the known laws of physics for some of the evidence to be reconciled with the story that men went to the Moon.

Edit: except for your flat Earth comment which was you putting words in my mouth. Obviously the Earth is round.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 02:20 UTC
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dave veneri: Consider that if only 1% of the U.S. residents were fruit cakes and off their rockers ( like the ones who doubt these photos or think the Govt. is constantly out to doop us) then that means a whopping 3 MILLION people are mentally out to lunch! keep that fact in mind as I'm most certain that many of those 3 million are members of this forum.

It's a poor argument technique that the moon landing believers always end up insulting the hoaxers' sanity. I chalk that up to the fact that they can't refute the points on a scientific basis and have to revert to ad hominen mudslinging. I could flip your statistic around and point out how 99% if the people out there are brainwashed followers who get spoonfed their beliefs, unable to think for themselves and use proper analysis. Do a little thought experiment in your head for me: what would be your state of mind if the evidence forced you to believe that the conspiracy theorists were actually right, and you were wrong?

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:08 UTC
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

Sure I'll be interested in the Jupiter mission. Did I ever say this image was a fake? No I said it looks legit. All I said was that the Moon landing was a hoax and therefore everything NASA says should be scrutinised.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2016 at 01:04 UTC
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

My world view used to tell me that NASA sent men to the moon. A couple years ago I had to change that view.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2016 at 18:01 UTC
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

It tells me they don't try to look at the evidence objectively because to believe it was a hoax is just too far out there to even entertain the possibility. While the scientific method works by rogue scientists questioning conventionally accepted understanding, in reality scientists are generally social conformists.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:44 UTC
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zodiacfml: Impressive as we're so used to small sensor, low fps video under the water.
The equipment deserves more footage and better composition as macro does not seem best for this. The underwater dirt travelling fast in the video is annoying which I thought at first is just my eye with my "floaters".

I have those annoying things too

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:52 UTC

Cool, I have a trip planned up in the Chilcotins in August. Where specifically did you see the bears? I met one after dark one night camping in the middle of nowhere with my dog... wouldn't leave us alone for an hour and a half.

I'm bringing my Nikkor 200-500 which I really like, and the D300. I'd like a D500 but can't justify the expense.

If you want to read my trip report it is here:
http://forums.mtbr.com/bikepacking-bike-expedition/chilcotins-trip-july-2015-a-980959.html

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:51 UTC as 4th comment
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ChaosCloud: Beautiful CGI

Who knows if the image is real. It looks legit to me although that one tire track is straight while the treads are zig-ag. I can't explain that. However, given that scientific scepticism confirms that the moon landings were a hoax, everything NASA says deserves to be second guessed.

Link | Posted on Jun 17, 2016 at 01:41 UTC
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MikeFairbanks: This is remarkable. It's hard to believe it's really Mars. Looks just like California, Nevada or Arizona.

I know that the density of the Martian atmosphere is only about 1% of ours, so we cannot survive without a suit or dome of some kind, but I wonder if you could survive for five to ten seconds unaided (in order to feel the air and ground). That would be something.

Then, of course, you would have to somehow figure out how to get back inside quickly, including dealing with rapid pressure changes.

Just a thought.

I heard you'd lose consciousness after about 10 seconds then be dead within a minute. I google searched this a few months ago. You don't explode but you do get bubbles in all your tissues which can go away if you are repressurized in time. You can make a full recovery. That scene in the movie Total Recall actually did a decent job of animating what would happen if you were exposed to the Martian atmosphere.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 04:27 UTC
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Clint Dunn: I can't believe how many nutjob comments on here from the 'Truther' fools saying this is fake...'like the moon landing'. What has society come to that masses of people have such a distrust for their gov't that they want to re-write history. Some of these idiots even think the Earth is flat:
http://anonhq.com/the-flat-earth-conspiracy-is-nasa-fooling-the-world/

Please tell me most of you were just fooling around or trying to be ironic...and not just complete morons.

I am heartened by the number of truthers posting here. I think that speaks to the scientific literacy and objectivity of people frequenting this site! There may be hope for humanity yet.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 04:24 UTC
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