Forum posts made by sydneysider

Topic Away and Black boxes
Posted 08 Oct 2015 04:59

yes - only if you are 'away' ad you have the message checked

Thanks Rach..

Topic Away and Black boxes
Posted 08 Oct 2015 03:32

I'm confused (nothing new). If I am in invisible mode, I wont get black box messages?? I'm always invisible. Will the IM's be blocked only if you have the away message checked??

Topic I Am An Atheist. (Does that offend you?)
Posted 05 Oct 2015 05:44

I don't believe in God. (He doesn't and has never existed.)

This comment bugs me. Saying, "he doesn't and never has existed" states a fact, not an opinion. I'd have added "as far as I'm concerned", on the end of that. That would be less offensive, to me.

Topic Dog/Cat Diaries
Posted 22 Sep 2015 03:20

Topic Today in Pictures (post a picture representing your mood)
Posted 21 Sep 2015 03:58

I mean

Topic Jelly - jam - preserve - what's it all about?
Posted 20 Sep 2015 03:03

Jelly is pseudo jam. Jelly wishes is was jam. Actually, jelly is what you make with crystals and set in the fridge. Its a dessert.

Topic Football Season: Who is your favorite Professional Team?
Posted 10 Sep 2015 16:15

I heard that if he didn't make it in the US he was coming back to the NRL to play for the mighty Roosters.

I'm not sure how they could fit him in under the salary cap, even with the exit of Roger. I dont know much about who else is leaving the Roosters post 2015, but they should send Kenny-Dowall and his female bashing habits back to the land of the long cloud as well..Side note, they will be very hard to hold out this year. Best of luck to them.

Topic Football Season: Who is your favorite Professional Team?
Posted 06 Sep 2015 03:58

Oh sissy soccer. Where players barely get tapped and roll around like they are wounded? evil4

Whilst my NRL team, the Parramatta Eels, have missed his brilliance this year, the 49'ers are going to benefit. He's an NRL superstar, one of our footballing gods, and we are all hoping that now he has made the final roster, that he makes a name for himself.

Posted 15 Jul 2015 05:54

Happy Birthday Nic. Hope you had an amazing day occasion4 occasion5 occasion6 occasion9

Topic Dog/Cat Diaries
Posted 11 Jul 2015 22:43

Holy shit I cant breathe lmfao...

Topic Dog/Cat Diaries
Posted 11 Jul 2015 22:26

Topic Strange & Funny GIFs
Posted 11 Jul 2015 22:21

Topic Strange & Funny GIFs
Posted 11 Jul 2015 22:03

Topic my first amusing/silly/funny pics thread :O
Posted 02 Jul 2015 05:54

Topic American Pharoah wins The Triple Crown!
Posted 09 Jun 2015 22:54

Its a great feat, but in all honestly, what usually happens is that the defeated brigade often go other routes in an effort to win a race when one horse is this dominant (18 starters in the Derby, 8 in the Preakness and the Belmont). It happened here when a horse called Black Caviar won every race she went in, 25 out of 25, including a win at Royal Ascot against the best sprinters the world could throw at her. What I do like is that the owners have decided to continue to race him. Race followers want to see the best horses continue to race, not be retired and sold off. This kinda robs the fans of seeing the best horses continuing to race, so kudos to the owners for doing that. And nice win Buz.

Topic Fitbit
Posted 01 Jun 2015 06:26

I have a HR as well, and I got one for my mother for Mothers day.

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 04:34

Most of the Nikons on that list don't have an AF motor built in - they rely on one in the lens if you want that function. (You want that function)

This looks pretty good... Link

She better hurry up. I might buy it myself..That is one hell of a deal..

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 03:42

It looks like my budget restricts me to entry level cameras:

It might be better buying a second hand mid-range one instead, although you don't get any guarantees it isn't faulty.

Have it serviced. Get a shutter count and the overall condition will be your guide as to how its been treated. Your lens is going to be your investment, the bodies might come and go.

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 11 May 2015 03:40

I've had my D80 for years.

Actually, I forgot about this line. The D40 up to the D90 were all great cameras. For me though, I love the addition of the LCD on the top of the body were all the settings are displayed rather than using viewfinder, I'd feel naked without mine, and no one wants that. Great suggestion and I am sure you could pick one up and feel like you stole it.

Topic What is the best Mid Range DSLR Camera for your money?
Posted 09 May 2015 21:34

Ok, so its been many years since I have looked into camera gear not having to make any new purchases myself, so when it comes to what is the best at the moment, I'm not sure what the answer is to that. The model you have linked is the old Rebel line or 300-600D (or wherever they stopped the numerical order). They are entry level DSLR's, but if you are really looking to get serious, I would not waste money on something entry level that you may grow out of. Most these days have umpteen mega-pixels (its all a marketing wank if you ask me), and the ability to record HD video. Again, its a camera, not a device to shoot video. At least you are aware that the important thing too remember is its the lens that makes the quality of the image, then its the photographers ability to frame it. To be honest, I would not be looking at anything new. Those smaller cameras are not very robust, whilst they might be in your price range. Im not a Canon fan, although, their L series lenses are very good, and very expensive. I would look at a Nikon, and just so you know, I dont own one of those either. I would look at a used D200 or D300. They are more prosumer and once you hold one and feel the built quality, you will not be looking at any of the entry levels. Then you just need a lens, and this is where Nikon has it over Canon. Canon's standard lenses are rubbish. I just did some photos for work and used a workmates Canon and I could not get good photos, in any light. I had to use my own, and I have compared other scenes taken with standard Canon lenses and they just dont measure up which is why Canon make the L series so good, and so freaking expensive.

See if you can stretch the budget a little further. Find a good used body in good condition, even have it serviced, and then launch into a good 24-70mm lens even if it is made by Tamron or Sigma. I would lean towards the Sigma, something with built in VR and focus. Just as an example, this is a steal.

Look around, do some research. Figure out what you are going to be using it for, and crunch the numbers. Good luck.

Topic Profile Playlists - Grooveshark just shut down
Posted 01 May 2015 20:38

Well this is perfect. I just paid for the app so I could access my music offline. Bollocks..but, they did the right thing and took ownership of their screw up.

Topic PIctures suddenly disappear in chat rooms, and then
Posted 01 May 2015 20:31

not fully, I lose the pics in the room, but not entirely, some do get through and then the room blows open wide. I've noticed that I lose banners pics and other pics as well.

I'd say this is a software issue at your end. It seems very isolated. What browser are you using? Computer? Phone? Tablet? OS?

Topic Bodacious Brunettes
Posted 25 Apr 2015 19:06

Topic The Rage Cage
Posted 25 Apr 2015 18:44

So I went through my emails and unsubscribed to a bunch of travel websites (Venere, Lastminute, Expedia etc) because I got jack of their spamming ways. Well, just because I dont need your services any more, it does not give you the right to hand over my details via the automated unsubscribe process, to the next spamming website as payback for cancelling yours. So, now I am getting a bunch of emails daily from websites I have never even heard of, and I think its way too much of a coincidence that this has started after blocking your offers. "We will not share your personal information with anyone". What a bunch of fucking bullshit. You are all parasites, anything to make a quick, easy buck..fucking assholes.

Topic how can someone you blocked still follow you?
Posted 23 Apr 2015 05:13

Its only for stories. Anyone could sign out and back in as a guest and still read your stories. I think its being a little melodramatic that you dont want someone to read your stories because you had a falling out. You cant stop them. The block feature stops them from contacting you. That's it...and that should be enough.

Topic "Cyclone cuts off electricity to Lush's coding genius"
Posted 22 Apr 2015 03:54

The weather has been nothing short of diabolical here. The Heavens opened up on Sunday, and today, Wednesday, it is still bucketing down and it has not stopped for a minute, until a few hours ago. It would have been possible to trade the car for a jetski this week. I dont ever remember a storm system hitting and it lasting this long. Up where Gav is usually wears the brunt of this kind of system and I'm sure the emergency services are doing all they can to restore power and services to those who have been cut off. Gav, if you can hear me, just keep the fridges closed..

Topic Someecards
Posted 17 Apr 2015 04:59

Topic Which improvements or features would you like to see added?
Posted 30 Mar 2015 00:48

I would like to see an option added to where I can block my friends "Likes" to comments made on their stories. It can tend to remove a lot of other activity that I might not have gotten a chance to see. Yeah, I know there is the timeline, but I really dont use that as I would rather see recent activity on my profile page without other stuff shuffling it out.

Topic MFM
Posted 13 Mar 2015 00:38

I do not want to do an MFM, period. The thought of my junk near another dudes junk is a total turn of. No thanks, pass, wide birth..

Topic What are you listening to right now?
Posted 11 Mar 2015 16:46

4 elderly people having a conversation across the dining room in McDonald's about the casino. I mean, they could have sat at the same table.