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    Not a shred of modern DNA in this behemoth Kodak...

    Not a shred of modern DNA in this behemoth Kodak No 3A Autographic from 1903

    This was one of the first folding bellows step forward from the original rigid box camera

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    You thought the...
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    Australia could soon host more US marines in...

    Australia could soon host more US marines in Darwin

    Australia could soon be hosting more US marines and warships, with Defence Minister Peter Dutton declaring he wants greater military cooperation...
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    Japan throws support behind Australia over...

    Japan throws support behind Australia over opposition to China's economic 'coercion'

    Japan's government has backed Australia against China's campaign of economic coercion, suggesting Beijing's...
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    Australian Auteurs

    It has been ages since I worked through the catalogue of great Australian movies but this recent effort from Robert Conolly has inspired me to do so

    The Dry

    Atmospheric Aussie outback...
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    ...where you shall have a fishy on a little dishy...

    ...where you shall have a fishy on a little dishy

    :swimfish::)
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    I bought all of the 4AD 12 inch singles on the...

    I bought all of the 4AD 12 inch singles on the day of release in the early and mid 80s

    Still mint as I was a tad anal about my vinyl

    In a box in the garage now awaiting the resurrection of the...
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    ^Whenever I went to Perth to work for the...

    ^Whenever I went to Perth to work for the Submarine projects down the south coast I would rent a car and stay at the old Esplanade hotel in Fremantle.

    In the evening I would walk across the park...
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    69987 Nectar of the divine beer gods

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    Nectar of the divine beer gods
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    ^I stand corrected by Willy That is not a...

    ^I stand corrected by Willy

    That is not a 'fake' photo after all AO. It is in fact a genuine 'composite' photo


    ....made by sticking 2 completely different photos together :)
  10. ^I think I sussed it. The bad eggs were the...

    ^I think I sussed it.

    The bad eggs were the free range that have been sitting in the fridge for 6 weeks.

    Got a fresh box of cage eggs and the fry-up gods were smiling again tonight.

    This is...
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    Ummm.... this is also not a real photo AO... :) ...

    Ummm.... this is also not a real photo AO... :)

    Can't have a telephoto moon with a wide angle foreground unless it is a fake.
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    ^Don't forget to fold down the umbrellas before...

    ^Don't forget to fold down the umbrellas before you head to the bottle-o in the helicopter Lom or they will end up in the water
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    I did enjoy those chops last-night and they were...

    I did enjoy those chops last-night and they were cooked perfect. Still tender and pink inside and charred on the edges outside. And it does have a distinctive flavour, but...

    I think I would still...
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    Almost treasonous innit. I barely buy red...

    Almost treasonous innit.

    I barely buy red meat. I put chicken in my Indian curries. On the rare occasion I buy red meat it is always beef.



    That is my hairy knee in the corner Strigs, but I...
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    125% agree The photons that trigger the...

    125% agree

    The photons that trigger the chemical reaction in the rhodopsin proteins in the photoreceptor cells in your retina have to be the actual photons that made the journey hundreds of light...
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    I had been cracking eggs into the pan without a broken yolk for a month (crack them on the flat pan surface) and then smashing the yolks make late night omeletes and I thought I had seen my last...
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    ^^^^^Looks like a mouthwatering carbonara...

    ^^^^^Looks like a mouthwatering carbonara masterclass Mendip. Top stuff.

    Never have I ever had BBQ lamb until a lovely lady from Guangzhou brought 6 chops over for a Friday BBQ tonight.

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    Next up in the camera time we machine we go back...

    Next up in the camera time we machine we go back to the 1940s with the Ross Ensign folding 620 roll film camera, being ably handled here by Miss Surigao Del Norte of the little red suitcase who...
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    Don't take on China alone, says ex-Australia PM...

    Don't take on China alone, says ex-Australia PM Kevin Rudd

    Countries should unite against China's growing economic and geopolitical coercion or risk being singled out and punished by Beijing,...
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    Picked up a 1961 Agfa Optima Compur for taking...

    Picked up a 1961 Agfa Optima Compur for taking some grainy over-saturated 1960s colour photos

    It uses the same shutter mechanism as the 1954 Kodak but is a technological quantum leap forward in...
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    I was lying on my back with one side of the lens...

    I was lying on my back with one side of the lens barrel resting against one of the struts of the balcony railing so that took a little bit of the wobble out of it.

    The E-M5 also has a good 5 axis...
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    1/4 second f/5.6 ISO1600

    1/4 second
    f/5.6
    ISO1600
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    A blood red occulted moon clasped in the stars of...

    A blood red occulted moon clasped in the stars of Scorpius's left claw earlier this evening.

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    Handheld EM5 at 150mm (300mm 35mm equivalent)
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    ^No film yet Nev. Just playing with the buttons...

    ^No film yet Nev. Just playing with the buttons and levers at the moment.

    I used to develop my own black and white years ago* so it would be fun to do it again.
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    I got an early model 022 1954 Kodak Retinette for...

    I got an early model 022 1954 Kodak Retinette for taking black and white selfies.

    Schneider Kreuznach lens and Compur–Rapid shutter. One of the first shutter mechanisms to have 1/500.

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    I...
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    Some raw subject material handled delicately in...

    Some raw subject material handled delicately in another masterful performance from Mads Mikkelsen in The Hunt (Jagten) from 2012

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    I don't think it quite belongs in my Christmas Movie...
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    E-Scooters rule There is no contest between a...

    E-Scooters rule

    There is no contest between a 15Kg scooter and a 1500kg car which is the less environmentally impactful way for a single human to scoot around their local area and go to the shop...
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    MissKitt is on fire with her recommendations this...

    MissKitt is on fire with her recommendations this month

    Up tonight was Sound of Metal 2019

    How did I miss this when it won 2 oscars.

    Beautifully observed performance from the Asian lead guy....
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    Yes, I was a bit puzzled about my diminished...

    Yes, I was a bit puzzled about my diminished stomach capacity until I realised that I was taking on the 2Kg Ready Chef version when I normally get the 1.8Kg Coles own brand

    Still I could probably...
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    Grating cheese on top of a lasagne counts as...

    Grating cheese on top of a lasagne counts as cooking in the land of blokes' oat cuisine

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    Retro fest tonight with the legend F-4 Phantom. The fighter/bomber that ruled the skies during the...
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    Is that like making jokes about women's parallel parking capabilities?

    :sorry1:
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    I invoke my prior disclaimer on this rating ...

    I invoke my prior disclaimer on this rating



    as my small monkey brain was falling behind the time-skipping narrative frequenly


    Thanks to MissKit for reminding me to watch I Care A Lot
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    Sounds like a plan Mendip. And a dog would...

    Sounds like a plan Mendip.

    And a dog would probably not leave as much hair on the bathroom floor either.
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    You have given that bottle the punishing it so...

    You have given that bottle the punishing it so richly deserves JP - Buen effortito and mucho respeto

    Chilled sparkles for me with my Saturday pizza al funghi

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    Retro night tonight with...
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    I got quite lucky doing that trimming. I was...

    I got quite lucky doing that trimming.

    I was near the top of the ladder and using my pole saw which is a tiny little baby lithium ion chainsaw on the end of a 2 metre pole

    Anyway when the...
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    ^I love Autumn down under Summer is a bit too...

    ^I love Autumn down under

    Summer is a bit too hot an sweaty for me

    This was just after sunset on Monday. Photographic proof of God's existence. Those beams you can see are actually God shining...
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    I dream of the time when I could pull like a 16 year old

    It takes more strokes to warm up the engine these days

    But then we now have 1080p videos of ladies being molested on public buses and...
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    If it is 3-way does that mean you get to paw the lesbian lover?

    Or maybe just watch?

    Either way sounds good.
  39. Not to mention Naughty Noi in Soi 6 I got...

    Not to mention Naughty Noi in Soi 6



    I got away with 500b in reply to a request for 1000 last time I was on holiday but Dilly put me straight on the untimely demise of BIB bribery and I dumped...
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    That is enough detail about your well documented seedy and sleazy underbelly Spinner

    Strange place for a gang murder but a similar thing happened at Sydney Airport not that long back if I recall
    ...
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    Having a late Indian summer in the autumn down...

    Having a late Indian summer in the autumn down under so cue the icy cold bubbles.

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    Eurofighter Typhoon leads the squadron out today to show a united western front standing shoulder to...
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    ^^^^^^^^I remember an xHamster clip featuring...

    ^^^^^^^^I remember an xHamster clip featuring some fella pushing (mercifully lubricated) billiard balls up a Japanese lady's farter.

    I wonder if the above advert was maybe inspired (either...
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    The fossil record shows that multicellular life...

    The fossil record shows that multicellular life evolved here on Earth.

    Very unlikely that multicellular life would have evolved independently twice in the same solar system in only a few billion...
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    ^Good design with handrail for steadying yourself...

    ^Good design with handrail for steadying yourself with a skinful of Penfolds Grange!



    It gets much worse than that...

    Show us your impulse buy

    Show us your impulse buy
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    No wonder you need an elevator with that fully...

    No wonder you need an elevator with that fully stocked walk-in climate controlled wine cellar :)

    A stannah stair-lift would not have been in keeping with the general opulent ambience
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    I know from many business trips of yore that there is nothing as stinky as a tiny Tokyo hotel room

    You can smell decades of stale recycled tobacco smoke coming from the aircon vents in the tiny...
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    Champion Gaffer Icey - full marks ...

    Champion Gaffer Icey - full marks

    https://teakdoor.com/attachments/construction-in-thailand/68445d1620386328-south-australian-new-house-build-015a0167-jpg

    No female farting allowed in that...
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    ^ Q. Why did the crafty old hen not cross the...

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    Q. Why did the crafty old hen not cross the ocean to the land down yonder?

    A. Because Dan Murphy's did not order any yet

    But I will keep my cockless ear to the ground Barry
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    ^Looks good, thanks Finally got round to...

    ^Looks good, thanks

    Finally got round to watching Tenet

    Not sure if I followed it 100% but it all seemed like jolly good fun so I am sure

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    would be somewhere in a fair ballpark
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    Speckly hen with my autumn cigarette. 68464 ...

    Speckly hen with my autumn cigarette.

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    Upgraded the brutal take-no-prisoners A-10 to 1/48 and went with the rare night-fighter twin-seat prototype variant.
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