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  Reply # 1562201 30-May-2016 11:36
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Paul1977: This isn't very common at all with modern movies, and I think you have picked two of the very few examples of this

 

Well, yes, it is something *small* that annoys you :)

 

Paul1977: Avatar was filmed with both aspect ratios in mind and was actually released to cinemas in both formats (depending on where you saw it). James Cameron decided in between the theatrical and video release that he preferred the 1:85.1 version and so mandated it as the only version for video release. I personally prefer 2.39:1 as it looks more cinematic, but in this instance 1.85:1 is still technically an intended aspect ratio from the beginning.

 

1.85 doesn't fill my screen (I think it's actually 1.78) so I'd prefer to have it in 2.39, but my "grizzle" was that that's not available. You can't just crop to 2.39 because some of the shots have been recomposed.

 

Paul1977: For its Blu-Ray release Chris Nolan did what he has done in his last few movies and released it in a variable aspect ratio. 2.39:1 for most of the feature and 1.78:1 for the IMAX sequences. The intention here is to add extra height to the IMAX scenes. However with a fixed 2.39:1 screen you will not get this benefit and will instead crop the top and bottom of the IMAX sequences (which is essentially how it was viewed in non-IMAX theatres originally).

 

Yep, the UltraViolet download was in fixed 2.39 and I was able to confirm that it's a simple "centre extract" for the Imax scenes. That's why I said that it's salvageable :)

 

 

Fair enough!

 

At least it's not like the old days of pan & scan when everything was converted to 4:3. I remember how excited I was when some movies would have a "special" widescreen VHS available to purchase!


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  Reply # 1562205 30-May-2016 11:42
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Definitely a small annoying thing: the "demolition" sale prices on these tablets at Harvey Norman

 

 

 

When we mentioned to the sales droid that $5 off a $700 tablet isn't really much of a demolition, he said yeah well, Samsung tell them the prices they are allowed to have, and they have to suck it up and deal with it if they want to keep selling Samsung.

 

So we went to Noel Leeming and bought the  Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $359 (and got Flybuys).

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1562207 30-May-2016 11:44
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BlueShift:

 

Definitely a small annoying thing: the "demolition" sale prices on these tablets at Harvey Norman

 

 

 

When we mentioned to the sales droid that $5 off a $700 tablet isn't really much of a demolition, he said yeah well, Samsung tell them the prices they are allowed to have, and they have to suck it up and deal with it if they want to keep selling Samsung.

 

So we went to Noel Leeming and bought the  Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $359 (and got Flybuys).

 

 

 

 

People who don't rotate photos before posting :)


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  Reply # 1562211 30-May-2016 11:46
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Paul1977:

 

BlueShift:

 

Definitely a small annoying thing: the "demolition" sale prices on these tablets at Harvey Norman

 

 

 

When we mentioned to the sales droid that $5 off a $700 tablet isn't really much of a demolition, he said yeah well, Samsung tell them the prices they are allowed to have, and they have to suck it up and deal with it if they want to keep selling Samsung.

 

So we went to Noel Leeming and bought the  Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $359 (and got Flybuys).

 

 

 

 

People who don't rotate photos before posting :)

 

 

Pictures that show the right way up on my PC, but end up rotated once uploaded to a website.


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  Reply # 1562215 30-May-2016 11:47
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Idiots (obviously excluding myself) who grind around town at 30km/h with about 20 (well 5) cars queued up behind them - they are either a) geriatric and can't see over the steering wheel / look in the rear view mirror or b) farmers who are so used to bouncing round the fields at 30 they can't cope with anything higher.

 

 

 

And why when you're reversing out of a parking spot do people insist on walking behind you, as slowly as possible, do they enjoy watching you trying to screw your head off. And of course the drivers who see you reversing, usually when your parked next to a bus with blacked out / mirrored windows you can't see though, who just have to carry on as you slowly appear.





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  Reply # 1562226 30-May-2016 11:52
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Same for those that do 70 in the right lane of the motorway because it happens to be raining. GTFO of my way!





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  Reply # 1562227 30-May-2016 11:53
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BlueShift:

 

Definitely a small annoying thing: the "demolition" sale prices on these tablets at Harvey Norman

 

 

 

 

 

When we mentioned to the sales droid that $5 off a $700 tablet isn't really much of a demolition, he said yeah well, Samsung tell them the prices they are allowed to have, and they have to suck it up and deal with it if they want to keep selling Samsung.

 

So we went to Noel Leeming and bought the  Galaxy Tab A 8.0 for $359 (and got Flybuys).

 

 

 

 

 

 

I maybe wrong but have HN admitted that Samsung are price fixing? 





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  Reply # 1562228 30-May-2016 11:54
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Live in Whakatane -  what is this motorway of which you speak ?





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  Reply # 1562268 30-May-2016 12:27
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freitasm:

 

On this note, people who thinks road rules completely disappear once they get into a supermarket car park - including not following the big white arrows painted on the paths.

 

 

Guilty, but only when I can clearly see my action won't impede or confuse another driver.

 

 





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  Reply # 1562303 30-May-2016 12:41
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Rikkitic:

 

freitasm:

 

On this note, people who thinks road rules completely disappear once they get into a supermarket car park - including not following the big white arrows painted on the paths.

 

 

Guilty, but only when I can clearly see my action won't impede or confuse another driver.

 

 

Guilty.

 

Two places I do this.

 

1) Queensgate cinema parking. Why make me drive round 6 long rows of cars to get to the movie entrance especially when there are vacant parks right by the door and its raining (top car park isnt covered).

 

2) Pak & Save Upper Hutt. Again why make me circle the parking lot when there are vacant parks right by the door.


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  Reply # 1562314 30-May-2016 12:53
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whilst we are discussing car parks , three things that bug me...

 

1. Drivers who believe that the speed in a car park should be the same as the open road.

 

2. Drivers that cannot wait a few seconds while one backs out of a car park.

 

3. People using mobility parks that are not entitled to do so.





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  Reply # 1562316 30-May-2016 12:56
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MikeB4: 2. Drivers that cannot wait a few seconds while one backs out of a car park.

 

And the opposite: Drivers that start backing out at high speed without looking for cars!

 

Meanwhile, yesterday in the drive-through, the person in front paid, got their receipt, and proceeded to toss it straight out the window.


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  Reply # 1562319 30-May-2016 13:00
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Behodar:

 

Meanwhile, yesterday in the drive-through, the person in front paid, got their receipt, and proceeded to toss it straight out the window.

 

 

I was stuck behind a 4 seperate orders car recently. And none of them had paywave it seemed so they were all passing the eftpos pin pad in and out to the person. Took longer than 4 seperate cars would I recon because they were at the speaker forever. Need to do what resturants do with one bill per table but do it one order per car.





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  Reply # 1562326 30-May-2016 13:02
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BlueShift: Pictures that show the right way up on my PC, but end up rotated once uploaded to a website.

 

 

I have some of this happening on Twitter and Facebook. And even if I rotate they still upload wrong.





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  Reply # 1562328 30-May-2016 13:05
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freitasm:

 

BlueShift: Pictures that show the right way up on my PC, but end up rotated once uploaded to a website.

 

 

I have some of this happening on Twitter and Facebook. And even if I rotate they still upload wrong.

 

 

Because some broken image rotation tools do not change the orientation in the exif data when they rotate it, and some broken websites ignore it. You get various results depending on if the camera records a rotated image, or just writes it out in the same orientation and just sticks the exif data to show what way it should be displayed.





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