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+Luigi Sanna - have you shot Foma?
 
Athens, June 2014.
Shot on expired Fomapan 100 stock, at box speed (no compensating for expiry).

I can't figure this stock. I seriously can't. It's like if you've got fairly diffuse light, it'll behave like a smooth Tri-X, but if thee are shadows, It gets contrastier than HP5 pushed 4 stops over the cliff.

I strongly suspect that's because - I've seen the timing tables published, they're literally "yeah, so between this time and that time around that temperature, probably, I mean it's not a hard and fast rule", so the lab I'm guessing has trouble figuring it out, so, well, wings it (but then, so would anyone, at home, right? Unless you get tons of rolls of the stock and shoot the same things under the same light and experiment with different times to get it juuust right), and then the prints are done from a digital scan, at which stage they try to get the most out of what they've got.. so it's possible the lack of pushing meant everything was under-exposed and they lost a lot of information at the bottom. Still....

I need to load up another couple of rolls, I did push it to 400, see what gives - I aslo had some rolls where I shot it at half a stop below box speed to try to compensate for age... Still, it's fun.

Anyone got experience with Fomapan, or generally emulsions by Foma? I understand they're based in the Czech Republic. 
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From what I read this might be helpful http://www.foma.cz/en/fomapan-100  and would explain the the nature of the film better, though note the development temperature and with that another worthwhile read upon developing of this beast - http://www.film-and-darkroom-user.org.uk/forum/archive/index.php/t-10207.html

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Pretty bold assumption that the truth only has three dimensions!
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+Luigi Sanna exactly so.  The only true constant in the world is nothing - that does not change :).
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Athens, June 2014.
Shot on expired Fomapan 100 stock, at box speed (no compensating for expiry).

I can't figure this stock. I seriously can't. It's like if you've got fairly diffuse light, it'll behave like a smooth Tri-X, but if thee are shadows, It gets contrastier than HP5 pushed 4 stops over the cliff.

I strongly suspect that's because - I've seen the timing tables published, they're literally "yeah, so between this time and that time around that temperature, probably, I mean it's not a hard and fast rule", so the lab I'm guessing has trouble figuring it out, so, well, wings it (but then, so would anyone, at home, right? Unless you get tons of rolls of the stock and shoot the same things under the same light and experiment with different times to get it juuust right), and then the prints are done from a digital scan, at which stage they try to get the most out of what they've got.. so it's possible the lack of pushing meant everything was under-exposed and they lost a lot of information at the bottom. Still....

I need to load up another couple of rolls, I did push it to 400, see what gives - I aslo had some rolls where I shot it at half a stop below box speed to try to compensate for age... Still, it's fun.

Anyone got experience with Fomapan, or generally emulsions by Foma? I understand they're based in the Czech Republic. 
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“Computers right now can do the things that humans spend most of their time being paid to do, so now’s the time to start thinking about how we’re going to adjust our social and economic structures to be aware of this new reality.”
— Jeremy Howard
What happens when we teach a computer how to learn? Technologist Jeremy Howard shares some surprising new developments in the fast-moving field of deep learning, a technique that can give computers the ability to learn Chinese, or to recognize objects in photos, or to help think through a medical diagnosis. (One deep learning tool, after watching hours of YouTube, taught itself the concept of “cats.”) Get caught up on a field that will change the...
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When I can delegate an AI to call customer service is when I and most people will be happy.

Until then.
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“Suppose you were copied into a non-biological substrate, and felt as intelligent and as conscious as you currently feel now. All questions of identity aside, do you think this new version of you has moral weight? We do.”
You are just an algorithm implemented on biological hardware. We take the view that humans are just algorithms implemented on biological hardware. Machine intelligences have moral weight in the same way that humans and non-human animals do. There is no ethically justified reason to prioritise ...
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* Looking for fellow Elite Dangerous Players *

since +Nic Jackson was kind enough to basically give me his account (and lend me an oculus rift to go with it), I have finally caught up with what most people got tired of in the Beta.

Nonetheless, since +Phil Adams is a flaky wingman as best, I'm looking for folks to play with. Add me as CMDR Jumper. 

Feel free to re-share if you think you know people who know people who know people - that worked fairly well for getting a good GTAiV group. I tend to play, well, UK time, but I'm an early riser - so I get some morning overlap with US players as well... amyway, hit me up. It's so much more fun to take down an anaconda with just a viper and a cobra, sharing bounties, trade bounds and the like.

At the moment I'm affiliated with A. LAvigny duval (because +Phil Adams was), but I have been known to defect. In fact I'm considering going back to not having a faction at all, because it tends to make my life needlessly difficult if I just want to trade...
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Need a PC upgrade sadly overdue, until then trickle along with my 11 year Eve online account.
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Hm, I'm not sure how +Melanie Denyer is going to take that one. But she's got genuine Coeliac afaik... And her cakes are delish.

I might be slagging off her clientele, but then, well I'm guessing from a fairly small sample that it's middle class people living in east London, They're kind of fair game... right?
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Well, it was that or stay in hospital on oramorph, as I can't take NSAIDs. Bulging discs ftw
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Funny how Expired Fomapan stock shot at 100ISO box speed has got this contrast that makes Chiswick Business Park look like the Ballardian Dystopia it bravely tries to dissimulate...
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Okay, this is not a shot. This is a snapshot. From a telephone. I bow my head in shame, seeing as I only shoot film.

But come on, who can resist a pun?
 
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Cc +Max Madonia​, +Jonathan Seyghal​, +Luigi Sanna​, +Nicola Thompson​.

Because they all enjoy a good pun
 
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Ultimately, though, I think I would describe what I'm doing with my life as fostering cats for the Hounslow Animal Welfare Society - all the soap made is sold with all revenues going to HAWS, and ultimately my day job as a paid computer geek, as much as I find it stimulating, is really about keeping a roof over the cat's head.
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