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  #1920266 15-Dec-2017 15:47
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Xmas trees being $80!

 

 

 

 

Wow. Really? Who in their right mind would pay that?

 

 

 

 

Someone who wants a nice tree in Auckland, and who is way way too busy to drive around and around in Auckland traffic looking to save $20.

 

 

 

 

Go and cut your own! There's a farm in Mangere so not far from you.

 

http://christmastrees.co.nz/retail-price-list/

 

 


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  #1920269 15-Dec-2017 15:51
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Dingbatt:
I don't know if they would allow a plastic Christmas tree in a cemetery. Might look a bit tacky :-)

 

I never thought I'd say this, however, I have seen people celebrating xmas, with a tree, next to a grave!


 
 
 
 


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  #1920273 15-Dec-2017 15:59
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networkn: I never thought I'd say this, however, I have seen people celebrating xmas, with a tree, next to a grave!

 

 

I have photos taken in the Montparnasse cemetery in Paris of graves decorated for Christmas, with trees etc.






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  #1920318 15-Dec-2017 18:21
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3D movies. It's annoying to wear 3D glasses over my own glasses. It's also annoying then they use a short depth of field and my eyes try to flick around the scene.

 



The headache I always get after watching one is annoying too.

 

Fortunately I haven't had that problem. I know some of it depends on the person, but the technology is probably part of it. I have 144 Hz DLP Link at home, but I'm not sure what the local theatre uses. It's probably something similar (I know that it's not RealD).


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  #1920327 15-Dec-2017 18:36
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Geektastic:
Shadowfoot:

 

3D movies. It's annoying to wear 3D glasses over my own glasses. It's also annoying then they use a short depth of field and my eyes try to flick around the scene.

 



The headache I always get after watching one is annoying too.

 

Fortunately I haven't had that problem. I know some of it depends on the person, but the technology is probably part of it. I have 144 Hz DLP Link at home, but I'm not sure what the local theatre uses. It's probably something similar (I know that it's not RealD).

 

 

The problem is that "stereo" imaging isn't the only basis of human depth perception, depth of field is also important (as well as other visual cues we get).  If a 3d image scene is shot with infinitely deep depth of field, then if you shift your eyes to look at something else in the scene, no problem.  However if you look at the entire scene with everything in focus, it looks very stupid, like moving cardboard cutouts - ghastly and artificial.  If on the other hand they shoot 3d with shallower depth of field - closer to how the human eye/brain sees, the the "subject" might be in perfect focus, but if you shift your view elsewhere, unlike with a real scene where your eyes instantly and automatically bring what you're looking at into focus - you can't do that with an out of focus image.  That (IMHO) is what causes the headaches.  3d imaging tech really truly sucks for movies - in my opinion of course.  Some children find them appealing, scifi, horror etc.


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  #1920328 15-Dec-2017 18:38
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Ah yes, I get what you're saying. I've also noticed that some movies have a "silver shimmer" effect.


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  #1920370 15-Dec-2017 20:32
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The dumb arse that thought this would be a good idea, Cannot believe how they are destroying the streets here in CHCH.

 





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  #1920376 15-Dec-2017 20:48
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The dumb arse that thought this would be a good idea, Cannot believe how they are destroying the streets here in CHCH.

 

 

 

This was always going to happen.  First big EQ and most of the roads were impassable - except to those with large SUV.  Now everybody in Chch is driving large SUV, post "fake news" photo with unusually ordinary small cars (compare with all SUVs parked on side of road), and make news of the story. 


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  #1920380 15-Dec-2017 21:13
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The problem is that "stereo" imaging isn't the only basis of human depth perception, depth of field is also important (as well as other visual cues we get).  If a 3d image scene is shot with infinitely deep depth of field, then if you shift your eyes to look at something else in the scene, no problem.  However if you look at the entire scene with everything in focus, it looks very stupid, like moving cardboard cutouts - ghastly and artificial.  If on the other hand they shoot 3d with shallower depth of field - closer to how the human eye/brain sees, the the "subject" might be in perfect focus, but if you shift your view elsewhere, unlike with a real scene where your eyes instantly and automatically bring what you're looking at into focus - you can't do that with an out of focus image.  That (IMHO) is what causes the headaches.  3d imaging tech really truly sucks for movies - in my opinion of course.  Some children find them appealing, scifi, horror etc.

 

 

I find the low depth of field in anything even 2D is what gives me eyestrain. That and panning shots in 24FPS with all that blur and judder. Ick. Time for cinemas to get motion plus.





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  #1920485 16-Dec-2017 09:35
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Buying something at Rebel Sport 2 days ago that was on a "One Day Only" sale at 25% off, then seeing an ad the next day advertising a sale this weekend with everything at 30% off.

 

Item was under $100 so only talking a couple of dollars savings, but still annoying.


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  #1920486 16-Dec-2017 09:45
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Buying something at Rebel Sport 2 days ago that was on a "One Day Only" sale at 25% off, then seeing an ad the next day advertising a sale this weekend with everything at 30% off.


Item was under $100 so only talking a couple of dollars savings, but still annoying.



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  #1920491 16-Dec-2017 10:20
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When you watch a film that is also available in 3D but you're watching the normal version and you can instantly spot the scenes and effects put in for no other reason than to show off the 3D tech but which in 2D just look a bit pointless eg the obligatory explosion with debris spinning towards the viewer etc.






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  #1920492 16-Dec-2017 10:22
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Mspec:

 

The dumb arse that thought this would be a good idea, Cannot believe how they are destroying the streets here in CHCH.

 

 

 

 

 

I'd not be surprised to hear that the inspiration for that comes from Europe, where traffic calming measures like that have been commonplace for a very long while now.






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  #1920509 16-Dec-2017 11:04
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I'd not be surprised to hear that the inspiration for that comes from Europe, where traffic calming measures like that have been commonplace for a very long while now.

 

 

Probably kickbacks from suspension repair places ;)





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  #1920605 16-Dec-2017 16:59
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Mspec:

 

The dumb arse that thought this would be a good idea, Cannot believe how they are destroying the streets here in CHCH.

 

 

 

Queen Street in Northcote Point, Auckland North Shore, has gone the same way - but 20 kph, not 25. Bastards trying to slow me down when I'm racin' to get to the Northcote Tavern for a beer with m' mates - but the humps are narrowish 'shallow pyramid' concrete ones and if you line 'em up central with your car, it's easy to hit them at 50 with scarcely a jump because the tyres hit only the low edges of the pyramid and straddle the higher part.

 

 





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