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Hubert, just Chillaxing.

Want to adopt Hubert? he does come with his special ladyfriend Storm, though... http://www.haws-animals.org.uk/

Fomapan 100 pushed two stops (this emulsion is incredible. inpredictable, very smooth grained - which usually I don't like, but yet with such odd, characterful contrast characteristics).

This is literally the scan as it came from the lab, no auto-magic or anything.

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The film really does cover that 50's/60's chic feel about it.  tried it at 50 ISO and 2 stops yet?
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Before the psychoactive substances bill even comes into force, Lambeth council is going ahead with its own mad variation on the theme
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Additional track from the last album.

I guess now there are no singles anymore, then b-sides become post-launch bonus tracks. Not clear if it's going to be released as a download.
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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

Hope that helps
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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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Michael Gove flies a Sidewinder, the cheapskate. But qualifying him of competent is the ultimate irony.

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aHahahahaa that is just brilliant, when I eventualy sort new pc I shall get in on this education.  Still, have God's corpse in eve online, not much topping that.
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Tom Rowlands. Witty, charming, self deprecating. As usual.
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+Elastichosts's CEOs "lightning tallk" at cloudcamp about how containers actually work at the low level, and how, basically, you can build your own.

We don't really do PaaS, but we have just launched springs.io which is simplified cloud hosting, that runs only on containers, all on ssd storage, and each server gets a static IP.

Okay, I despise viral marketing, and this whole community manager thing, but, even if I do work there, I'm not getting a cut, and this thing can be really useful for nerds who just want to host a little thing without paying through the nose.

There's no way to try it for free, but hit me up, and if you create an account I'll get someone to give you free credit so you can check it out

You sign up, create a machine, choose which linux you want on it, define its max CPU and mem use, start it, and wham, you're root on your own server - bandwidth is free, and CPU,Mem and storage, are based on pay as you go and you only pay for what you use.

So if you've got a little webapp you want to put up, a project that you're toying with, and you;ve got something decent, be it on a LAMP stack, on Django (backed by DB or not), on RoR, and you'd like people to try and see your local stuff, it's a fairly cheap solution - in that you pay for what you actually use.

or if you want to host a minecraft/starbound/terraria/whatever people play these days server that you're happy to set up yourself, as root, and have full control of, you're saving yourself the margin the dedicated minecraft server providers are making money wise.

or if you've got your stuff somewhere else, but want a machine with decent bandwidth on which you can write a load testing script that will fire an incrementally large number of requests at your service, and see how it copes, then you don't need to pay for a large server to do that, and don't have to do it from your own machine.

Hit me up if that sounds like something you'd like to try - I'm coding the voucher code system that will help get people in by letting them sign up and automatically have some balance so they can actually trial it for free, but that won't go live till the end of the month... (well I'm coding it, so probably october, really)

Whilst that's being done, I can understand that seeing a credit card form is a bit of a barrier to entry - so get in touch (private message me with the email address you used to sign up) and we'll give you not only enough money to give it a try, but an additional bit on top of that, because, well, we want the word to spread, and seeing as I work here, I might be bias, but that means I get you a discount - or in this case, a freebie...

Shameless plug, but pass it on - for the non plussers, if you now someone interested, comment, I'll give you my email for you to pass on to them.


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Oh, I'm not dealing with that directly. Very little of my workload is caused by that launch, that's just been the daily throughput this week.

Buy hey, can't complain. It's very much a choice. I'm lucky enough to fall in the category of people who derive intellectual stimulation from their job, and enjoy it - not every day is a bag of fun, but ultimately they're not resentful, or frustrated, or see it as solely an alimentary thing to subsidise their hobbies and weekends.

I don't know. I can't fathom how it's possible to have a relationship to something you're going to spend the majority of your waking time doing, over your lifespan (though who knows, with the progress of medicine, life expectancy is on the rise, maybe we'll all be able to enjoy a full 10 years of cancer and live till 110, when dementia kicked in at 90....
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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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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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